« Previous | Main | Next »

November 30, 2018


Couple forced to prove that New Mexico is a state while applying for marriage license

(Thanks to Bill Hudgins)


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

I lived in New Mexico for 4.5 years. They should put a border fence all the way around it to keep those people in.



Yes, there are idiots in the East that don't know New Mexico is a state. I have also met idiots in the West who think there is a state in the Northeast called "New England."

Public Schools have not taught geography in decades.

I know the names of all 57 states.

On the other hand, there's no problem if you're a resident of Baja California.

I once needed to return an item, but the clerk (jerk)
at the shipping office said "We don't ship overseas".
(The package was going to New Mexico.)

A call to the New Mexico ambassador would have cleared this up quickly.

The NM Ballet Company attended a program on the east coast and was met at the airport by a thoughfully provided translator assuming that they didn't speak english.

true story: one time someone filling out a form asked me what other states I had lived in within last 10 years. I responded "Maryland." The person was flummoxed as though I had made up a word. She asked me to repeat it a couple of times, dumbstruck. I later looked at the form she filled out and she had written "Merry Land," which would be a good name for a theme park.

I recently moved from Alaska to the Mid-West. (Why? Maybe I saw the earthquake coming.). When Mrs. 655321 and I went to the DMV to get local drivers licenses, we were asked for our Green Cards. We ended up going to a different DMV Office because the bureaucrats at the first one would not accept that Alaska is a State. I guess you don’t have to be stupid to work behind the counter at the DMV, but it helps.

Some of us who live in here in Geezer Acres New Mexico once thought about seceding and declaring war against Washington. losing the war and getting a lot of goodies, much like in The Mouse That Roared.
Then the beer ran low and we started to realize the US might surrender to US! Shucks, we didn't want to take a chance on getting that mess and the issue hasn't been brought up again.

“Whoa whoa whoa - there’s a NEW Mexico?” - Mr. Burns

I have been to D.C. and I have been to New Mexico. The misconception on the part of the clerk is understandable. New Mexico is kind of nice, in a desert sort of way. Nothing like D.C., which is as humid as the Devil's butt crack come summer time.

Shame on that clerk! New Mexico is a state and has the most bizarre state motto of the 50 states.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Copyright | About The Miami Herald | Advertise