What's up with being ranked #41 in the best states list US News and World Report? Sure, we've got our issues like any other state - potholes, unpredictable weather, and that whole water crisis thing - but we also have a lot of things going for us that seem to be overlooked by these so-called "rankings."


Listen Up US News and World Report, Michigan is Better Than 41

Let's start with the obvious: Michigan is home to some of the most beautiful natural scenery in the entire country. We've got the Great Lakes, for crying out loud! And don't even get me started on the fall colors - who needs New England when you've got the Upper Peninsula or the Tunnel of Trees? Plus, we've got some of the best camping, hiking, and fishing in the Midwest. I'd put our hunting and fishing opportunities up against any other state.

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But it's not just about the great outdoors. Michigan is also a hub of industry and innovation, with world-class universities, major car manufacturers, and a thriving tech scene. And let's not forget about our music scene - we've given the world Motown, Eminem, and Kid Rock, for better or for worse.

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So why aren't we ranked higher? Is it because of our undying love for Vernors, Faygo, and coney dogs? Is it because we can't decide whether we're Wolverines or Spartans? Or maybe it's just that the rest of the country is jealous of our perfect summers and cozy winter nights by the fireplace.

Whatever the reason, we know the truth: Michigan is one of the best states in the country, and we don't need a fancy ranking to tell us that. So keep your palm trees and sandy beaches, California - we'll take our lakes, our snow, and our stubborn Midwestern pride any day. Oh, and US News and World Report...the beef is officially on the grill.

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