My respect for Nebraska has risen exactly 81.2% as the governor proclaimed a meat-filled day of feasting this week.
Not only that, but the state did it as a direct dig to Colorado, which is pushing its citizens to cut meat out of their diet with "MeatOut Day," an event backed by animal rights groups that encourages people to adopt a vegan lifestyle.
That's right, the soy boys in the once-mighty Colorado convinced Gov. Jared Polis to declare March 20th "MeatOut Day," a move that drew criticism from the state's large ranching industry.
Not wanting to go the way of its wayward neighbor, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has declared March 20th "Meat on the Menu Day," a proclamation made in a meat shop while surrounded by top food industry officials.
"That is a direct attack on our way of life here in Nebraska," said Ricketts, speaking of Colorado's proclamation.
The governor also encouraged residents to eat a delicious American burger to toast the residents of Colorado while they feast on kale chips and tears.
I think I'll join in the fun. I might even throw a healthy portion of bacon in there.