Tuesday Humor: The United States According To Google "Autocomplete"

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As an experiment, Bloomberg Businessweek typed the names of the 50 states into Google to see what people most frequently ask about them. The questions range from dumb (well, mostly dumb) to revealing, both about the states and about the people doing the searching. Lots of questions about carrying a gun, buying alcohol, getting divorced, and fighting union organizers. Whether a state is in the Midwest or South seems to be a particular obsession. But the most common question about the states is even more basic: Is it a state? or Is it racist?



Via Bloomberg Businessweek,

Is Alabama racist?
Is Alabama playing today? [The university is better known than the state.]
Is Alabama a good school?
Is Alabama a community property state?

Is Alaska a state?
Is Alaska an island? [No.]
Is Alaska a good place to live?
Is Alaska connected to Canada? [Yes.]

Is Arizona bad for you?
Is Arizona iced tea gluten free?
Is Arizona a good place to live?
Is Arizona iced tea healthy?

Is Arkansas a state?
Is Arkansas a southern state?
Is Arkansas an open carry state? [Gun owners want to know.]
Is Arkansas a dry state?

Is California a city? [Umm … no.]
Is California a good place to live?
Is California a right to work state?
Is California an at will state?

Is Colorado cold?
Is Colorado a community property state?
Is Colorado red or blue?
Is Colorado in the Midwest? [Not when we last checked.]

Is Connecticut a state?
Is Connecticut a good place to live?
Is Connecticut an open carry state?
Is Connecticut a no fault state?

Is Delaware a state?
Is Delaware a good place to live?
Is Delaware a commonwealth?
Is Delaware a party school?

Is Florida a good place to live?
Is Florida sinking? [No. Not all of it, anyway.]
Is Florida a community property state?
Is Florida a country?

Is Georgia a country? [Actually, yes.]
Is Georgia a good place to live?
Is Georgia a community property state?
Is Georgia a right to work state?

Is Hawaii a state?
Is Hawaii expensive?
Is Hawaii humid?
Is Hawaiian a language?

Is Idaho a community property state?
Is Idaho a racist state?
Is Idaho a state?
Is Idaho racist? [Idaho, you seem to have an image problem.]

Is Illinois a community property state?
Is Illinois in the Midwest?
Is Illinois in Chicago? [Only part of Illinois is in Chicago.]
Is Illinois a no fault state?

Is Indiana a state?
Is Indiana in the Midwest?
Is Indianapolis Central Time?
Is Indiana on Eastern Time?

Is Iowa a right to work state?
Is Iowa a good place to live?
Is Iowa a red state?
Is Iowa a state?

Is Kansas a state?
Is Kansas City in Missouri?
Is Kansas City in Kansas?
Is Kansas City in two states? [Bingo.]

Is Kentucky a good place to live?
Is Kentucky a state?
Is Kentucky in the South?
Is Kentucky southern?

Is Louisiana a state?
Is Louisiana a community property state? [Good to find out before you divorce.]
Is Louisiana a right to work state?
Is Louisiana a good state to live in?

Is Maine a state?
Is Maine a Republican state?
Is Maine a cheap place to live?
Is Maine part of New England?

Is Maryland a state?
Is Maryland a southern state?
Is Maryland in the South?
Is Maryland a middle colony? [Sounds like a homework question.]

Is Massachusetts a state?
Is Massachusetts health care working? [Finally a smart question.]
Is Massachusetts in Boston? [Less smart.]

Is Massachusetts a right to work state?

Is Michigan a state?
Is Michigan rolling admission? [The university, presumably, not the border crossings.]
Is Michigan in the Midwest?
Is Michigan a right to work state?

Is Minnesota a state? [YES. Stop asking!]
Is Minnesota a right to work state?
Is Minnesota cold?
Is MinnesotaBurns in Optic? [Screen name of Internet troll. Don’t ask.]

Is Mississippi a state?
Is Mississippi State a good school?
Is Mississippi a community property state?
Is Mississippi an open carry state?

Is Missouri a good place to live?
Is Missouri a right to work state? [Non-union employers want to know.]
Is Missouri in the South?
Is Missouri a community property state?

Is Montana a state?
Is Montana a good place to live?
Is Montana a right to work state?
Is Montana a good state to live in?

Is Nebraska football on TV? [Go, Huskers!]
Is Nebraska cold?
Is Nebraska a red state?
Is Nebraska a state?

Is Nevada exempt from Obamacare?
Is Nevada a state?
Is Nevada a community property state?
Is Nevada a good place to live?

New Hampshire
Is New Hampshire a good state to retire to?
Is New Hampshire a dry state?
Is New Hampshire a red state?
Is New Hampshire the Granite State?

New Jersey
Is New Jersey a peninsula? [You must be thinking of Florida.]
Is New Jersey a state?
Is New Jersey a no fault state?
Is New Jersey a right to work state?

New Mexico
Is New Mexico a state?
Is New Mexico in Mexico? [Not anymore.]
Is New Mexico a community property state?
Is New Mexico in the U.S.A.?

New York
Is New York a state? [No. It’s a state of mind.]
Is New York Eastern Time?
Is New York a community property state?
Is New York a right to work state?

North Carolina
Is North Carolina a good place to live?
Is North Carolina a red state?
Is North Carolina a community property state?
Is North Carolina a dry state? [“Dry” as in, “Can I buy a drink there?”]

North Dakota
Is North Dakota cold?
Is North Dakota a nice place to live?
Is North Dakota real? [This turns out to be an actual issue.]
Is North Dakota State Division 1?

Is Ohio in the Midwest?
Is Ohio a state?
Is Ohio Central Time?
Is Ohio a good place to live?

Is Oklahoma in the Midwest?
Is Oklahoma a southern state? [People, not everything is South or Midwest.]
Is Oklahoma a state?
Is Oklahoma a right to work state?

Is Oregon a state?
Is Oregon a right to work state?
Is Oregon bowl-eligible?
Is Oregon better than Alabama? [Our first argument starter.]

Is Pennsylvania a state?
Is Pennsylvania a good place to live?
Is Pennsylvania a right to work state?
Is Pennsylvania a commonwealth? [What? No one wants to know if it’s in Philadelphia?]

Rhode Island
Is Rhode Island an island?
Is Rhode Island a state?
Is Rhode Island an actual island? [This is what maps are for, folks.]
Is Rhode Island a middle colony?

South Carolina
Is South Carolina a community property state?
Is South Carolina a right to work state?
Is South Carolina racist?
Is South Carolina an open carry state?

South Dakota
Is South Dakota a state?
Is South Dakota a community property state?
Is South Dakota a good place to live?
Is South Dakota Mountain Time?

Is Tennessee a state?
Is Tennessee a right to work state?
Is Tennessee a dry state?
Is Tennessee a red state?

Is Texas a good place to live?
Is Texas a community property state?
Is Texas a state?
Is Texas an open carry state?

Is Utah a dry state?
Is Utah a red state?
Is Utah a state?
Is Utah Lake salty? [That would be Great Salt Lake. And yes.]

Is Vermont a state?
Is Vermont racist?
Is Vermont a good place to retire?
Is Vermont a good state to live in?

Is Virginia a good place to live?
Is Virginia a commonwealth?
Is Virginia creeper poisonous?
Is Virginia a good place to live? [Except for the Virginia creeper.]

Is Washington, D.C., a state?
Is Washington Heights safe?
Is Washington, D.C., a city?
Is Washington, D.C., in Maryland? [Ouch. The only state with no questions about the state.]

West Virginia
Is West Virginia a state?
Is West Virginia racist?
Is West Virginia University racist?
Is West Virginia University a good school?

Is Wisconsin a state?
Is Wisconsin a right to work state?
Is Wisconsin in the Midwest?
Is Wisconsin a community property state?

Is Wyoming in the Midwest?
Is Wyoming cold?
Is Wyoming an open carry state?
Is Wyoming a state?

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Tue, 12/03/2013 - 21:10 | 4212244 NoDebt
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Are there 57 states are in the United States?

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 21:17 | 4212261 Enslavethechild...
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Is it a communist state?

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 21:20 | 4212270 remain calm
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Hawaii: Was Satan really born there?

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 21:25 | 4212284 knukles
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Tue, 12/03/2013 - 21:30 | 4212303 remain calm
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Birther. :)

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 22:15 | 4212377 AlaricBalth
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The State of Zero Hedge

Is Zero Hedge down?
Is Zero Hedge reliable?
Is Zero Hedge accurate?
Is Zero Hedge right?

Not that anyone on ZH is concerned with what others think. As Josh Brown once wrote, "If Zero Hedge didn’t exist by now, we’d have to invent it. "

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 06:04 | 4213098 Oracle 911
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Prize the Zero Hedge.

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 08:20 | 4213192 Uncle Remus
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The name's Hedge.

Zero Hedge.

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 22:21 | 4212432 Harbanger
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Kansas, His Mother was a "social scientist" with "red roots" born in Kansas, bitchers.  He's an expectional example of American progress.

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 23:12 | 4212578 Pure Evil
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But in what direction?

Down the crapper or toward utopian non-enlightenment?

(Or does crapper == dystopian enlightenment?)

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 23:47 | 4212654 GOLDTRADERRR



Did you mean exceptional?

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 23:50 | 4212668 Harbanger
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Freudian Typo.

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 10:01 | 4213411 Mi Naem
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Typo.  Intended word: inspectional. 

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 02:12 | 4212892 buyingsterling
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It doesn't matter where he was born, his dad wasn't a citizen, so everything Obama has done in office is legally dubious. But it will likely never be challenged as such because his opponents are worried about soiling their knickers. They don't understand that we're in the thrall of a bunch of shady people who'd like to see most of us dead.

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 11:03 | 4213616 Imminent Crucible
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He's a citizen, unfortunately. His father is Frank Marxial Davis, Jr. and his mother Stanley was, um, not respectable.

That's the real reason you aren't allowed to see his real birth certificate.  Barry Senior left for Africa as soon as he figured out that Stanley was likely to bear him a bunch of other black guys' children.

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 08:20 | 4213194 Uncle Remus
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Tue, 12/03/2013 - 21:25 | 4212288 Buckaroo Banzai
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No. Kenya.

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 22:08 | 4212406 Midas
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In which state do they speak Austrian?

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 08:23 | 4213198 Uncle Remus
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"My deficit is bigger den dis budget."

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 22:28 | 4212459 mjcOH1
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Kenya is one of the 7 secret states.

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 01:31 | 4212854 StychoKiller
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Moosylvania has yet to receive statehood...

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 22:13 | 4212421 dexter_morgan
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Probably, though as illigitimate son of Frank Marshall Davis..............

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 23:35 | 4212628 Keyser
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Bath House Barry? 


Wed, 12/04/2013 - 08:22 | 4213199 Uncle Remus
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Speaking of idiot bastard children....

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 21:18 | 4212263 frankTHE COIN
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Yes. Newark nj is really its own volatile State. Baltimore , parts of D.C etc.

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 21:24 | 4212282 Harbanger
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Give it some time to cook bitches,  there's no excuse for ignorance in this Age.  Every bit of it becomes a small synapse in our global conscience.

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 21:41 | 4212324 Everybodys All ...
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Where are the other 7 states?

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 21:49 | 4212341 Harbanger
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Some say it was a sleight of tongue referring to the 57 Islamic states.   But we know Barrry isn't sharp enough to do that on purpose.

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 08:24 | 4213202 Uncle Remus
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And how do they align to the seven deadly sins?

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 23:54 | 4212678 GOLDTRADERRR


are dee are are

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 23:54 | 4212679 mickeyman
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No, but there are 57 card-carrying Communists in the State Department!

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 11:07 | 4213626 Imminent Crucible
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I doubt it.  The people who work at State are too lazy to carry anything heavier than a "stand down" order.

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 08:20 | 4213191 drstrangelove73
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That one was only searched once-Chicago address I believe

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 21:14 | 4212255 Notarocketscientist
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Are most people stupid?

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 21:17 | 4212257 NoDebt
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Yes.  Most willfully so.

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 21:55 | 4212363 dexter_morgan
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free shit army

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 21:20 | 4212268 knukles
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Tue, 12/03/2013 - 21:37 | 4212313 Harbanger
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Most people are very cunning when it comes to getting the shit they want.  What they are is naive.

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 21:26 | 4212295 surf0766
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Most ? no.. only 97 or 98%..

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 21:21 | 4212262 A Nanny Moose
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You are missing 7 states.

Funny that the tea is referenced more than the state of AZ. Yes California is a city....California City is near Edwards AFB. Not the end of the world, but I think you can see it from there.

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 21:22 | 4212278 knukles
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"Is Arizona Iced Tea gluten free?"

Holy Jesus H Christ, we've just found the justification for a domestic Aktion T4 program.

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 21:35 | 4212311 nmewn
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Wait...you're right, Trayvon was mixing Arizona Tea, Skittles and cough syrup.

This calls for a flight of Reaper Unicorn drones piloted by someone who looks just like him, that way there's no racism involved in killing them!

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 22:07 | 4212403 knukles
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If I had a druggie he'd be as responsive as Trayvon

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 22:38 | 4212482 nmewn
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President Redline should have just held a Blue Drank Summit...problem solved!...next!...lol.

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 22:58 | 4212530 JohnnyBriefcase
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Dude. It's purple drank. You wouldn't last long in "teen"ville or "youth"bury.

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 22:57 | 4212532 A Nanny Moose
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If you like your drank, you can keep it.

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 03:49 | 4212996 Cast Iron Skillet
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fwiw, California is also a small town in italy, near Livorno.

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 21:18 | 4212264 GeorgeHayduke
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I'm surprised to see that folks didn't search Colorado for legalized pot smoking. But then I'm guessing all the true potheads already know this.

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 21:19 | 4212265 Singelguy
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Very scary!

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 21:21 | 4212269 OwnSilverPlayMusic
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Yes Colorado is cold.  NO I wouldn't live anywhere else.

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