New Englanders are cheap…

PORTLAND, Maine – New Englanders remain among the most tightfisted in the country when it comes to charitable giving while Bible Belt residents are among the most generous, according to an annual index.[snip]

Using that standard, the 10 most generous states were, in descending order, Mississippi, Arkansas, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana, Utah, South Carolina and West Virginia.

The 10 stingiest, starting from the bottom, were New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, Connecticut, Minnesota, Colorado, Hawaii and Michigan.

But the methodology is suspect so you’ll have to draw your own conclusions.

Worth a read:

Fish farts You can’t make this stuff up… It’s how Herring communicate. “Hey Marlin, pull my fin!” Link takes you to a National Geographic video.

The Weekly Standard’s War Scott McConnell in the American Conservative.

Forging the Case for War Philip Giraldi in, well, the American Conservative. (Hey, what I can I tell ya? It’s a good issue…)

– “Intelligent Design is not science” says the Vatican’s Chief Astronomer, Father George Coyne, S.J. (I’m not kidding! Go see for yourself.) This comes as no suprise to Herring…