OK, here’s a tweet we know nothing about from someone we know nothing about, but it’s racked up about 8,400 replies over the past three days. We don’t know if it’s satire, but we checked the user’s timeline and it checks out as full-blown progressive. The question on the floor is if you would drive through a red state like Kentucky or Texas with New York State plates on your car, or are you not that brave?
My husband thinks I'm crazy because I refuse to visit or even drive THROUGH a red state because I dont feel safe.
Would you drive through Kentucky or Texas with NY State license plates? Am I being obtuse?
— ZephyrNCC1701RN2 (@ZephyrNCC1701) August 1, 2022
"Am I being obtuse?"
— KadyM (@KadyMuhammad1) August 2, 2022
They walk around with AR-15s strapped to their backs. Still think I'm obutse? pic.twitter.com/WSiAMQbWps
— ZephyrNCC1701RN2 (@ZephyrNCC1701) August 2, 2022
1: That isn't an AR-15, it looks to be a AK-47, an entirely different weapon created by an entirely different man at a different time, place and country than the AR-15.
2: I'm not seeing the problem here.
3. Feel free to stay in NY.
— Socal Crypto, Bane of Bears (@Socal_crypto) August 3, 2022
I’d rather drive through a red state with NY plates then have to ride the NYC subway system. pic.twitter.com/iYF3F3iVbf
— THE MAYOR OF MATIC (@MayorOfMatic) August 3, 2022
No, of course not.
It is much safer to drive through the blue cities of Baltimore, Chicago, New Orleans, Milwaukee and Philadelphia.
Don’t even think about the New York plates. That won’t signify affluence to the natives.
— M Lynne S (@mlysimonsen) August 3, 2022
My husband and I were driving through the Ozarks and stopped at a small bank. The teller invited us to her house because her husband just finished building a pizza oven and they were going to make a bunch of pizzas.
Absolutely terrifying. Still shaking.
— Jackie Miller (@Rouxgaroux87) August 3, 2022
I’m sure the people of Texas and Kentucky are heartbroken that you won’t visit or drive through their state. I was just talking to a buddy of mine who is a Texas cop and he was in tears, begging me to try to talk to you to change your mind.
He can only pray for your approval.
— Zeek “1/8 Taco” Arkham (@ZeekArkham) August 3, 2022
Texas is so scary. I've lived in fear for 25 years. Don't come here. You'll be killed with kindness.
Stay in your blue state. Mask up. Be safe.
— Melissa Mackenzie (@MelissaTweets) August 3, 2022
Congratulations for letting mass media scare you into stupidity.
— Noam Blum (@neontaster) August 3, 2022
I've spent the last two years driving back and forth across the US as a digital nomad.
The main difference between red states & blue states for road trips is that red states feel friendlier & safer — plus they're generally cheaper & less crowded.
— Geoffrey Miller (@primalpoly) August 3, 2022
You fear what you fear, no point in trying to deny your feelings. Personally I think it's not really reality based but given how we've all been cloistered with nothing but social media screaming at us for years now it's completely understandable.
— Brian Chip Birge, Ph.D. (@bkbirge) August 2, 2022
You’re being bigoted.
— FunkyPox (@corrcomm) August 3, 2022
That sounds more like something you should discuss with a mental health professional.
— RGT 85 (@RGT_85) August 3, 2022
You are damaged, and do not even yet have the courage to admit you are damaged. I am nothing but sad for you and your husband, and hope you find a way to fix yourself.
— (((Road Bear Life))) (@bearshrugged) August 3, 2022
This woman will call the cops if she sees you open carry because she’ll assume you’re a bad guy https://t.co/3vuIzgzmkF
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 6, 2019