How good is YOUR state?


#1

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/rankings


#2

Nice job, Rick Perry and Greg Abbott


#3

Michigan at 33 proving once again that it’s really a slice of the deep south glommed onto the northern tier.


#4

My home state of Illinois is below the mean, at #29. This is genuinely surprising to me.

Meanwhile, Indiana, which was a wasteland when I lived there, was ranked #22 :confused:


#5

If Washington’s infrastructure is at #2, I’m scared for the rest of the country.


#6

I can’t fucking believe it. I damn near fell out of my chair when I read that. #2? Are you kidding me?

We have terrible public transport, 1 major airport, permanently delayed rail projects, awful traffic, a history of bridges that can’t seem to stay upright, and never ending road construction.

That just has to be a mistake.


#7

That’s objectively wrong. There’s no way NC is in the top 50% even by the skin of its teeth.


#8

The best.
My state is the best.

Says so right at the top of this article.


#9

Congratulations, Mississippi! You beat the spread!


#10

It’s still a wasteland. This list is composed of lies. I’ve lived in Iowa, it’s only a great place to live if you really like being bored. At least in North Dakota, you can go Curling.


#11

If I’ve learned nothing else from these lists, and I haven’t, it’s that “great places to live” = “places where white people can feel safe”


#12

I dunno, I think white people can feel safe in any of the bottom-rung “red” states, too.


#13

I wonder how Puerto Rico feels about never getting included on these lists. I have to imagine that life on a lush tropical island territory must be at least marginally more interesting than the rural midwest.


#14

Hawaii is #27. It’s no Indiana.


#15

Well sure, but we don’t like to think of ourselves living in the same conditions as the Poor White Trash ™.


#16

Galloping Gurdy was a test bridge, not a real one!


#17

Oregon, #1 in infrastructure. This confirms my hypothesis:

  • There is an inverse proportion of quality of infrastructure and quality of drivers

#18

Even Oregonians (Oregonos?) think Oregonians can’t drive?


#19

Oh god yes. It’s like every Oregon driver on the road is stuck in a permanent video game training mission, and they never advance.


#20

Fucking A. Not that WA drivers are that great but Oregon drivers always get a wide berth from me.

@japhroaig we have a top 5 list of most memorable bridge collapses!

http://archive.seattleweekly.com/home/947046-129/bridge-collapse-washington-huff-mcnair-river