"upstate Manhattan"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Jun 19 00:13:04 UTC 2013

At 6/17/2013 10:25 PM, Dan Goodman wrote:
>I grew up in Ulster County.  When I participated in a newsgroup devoted
>to Upstate New York, I was told I wasn't really from upstate.  Just how
>far north upstate began varied; the extreme was, if you couldn't see
>Canada from your house you weren't upstate.

Reincarnated in Sarah Palin!  (Jack Kemp was upstate enough, it seems
-- did he every claim while running for the same office as Sarah did
later that he was well-qualified to handle international issues of
contention with Canada?)


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