We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Some readers felt that my last post about Maine was Maine-bashing. Not at all. I am simply curious about their politics.
This scenic and rugged rural (woodsy and rocky, post-glacial or should I say "pre-glacial") state, often proudly referred to as "The West Virginia of the Northeast," has more welfare recipients than taxpayers.
That is a problem, isn't it? I wondered whether it was an official policy. A legal vote-buying policy. It sounds like it is.
Maine is a weird political mix. Ultra-liberal know-it-alls around Portland - most of whom came from MA, CT, and NY. Leave-me-alone Republicans and traditional Democrats spread around the rest of the state.
Maine consistently ranks among the most business unfriendly states in the country. Unlike NY, MA, and CA, Maine has no major ports or big population centers. Businesses simply leave and ignore the place. Maybe that will change.
Hence the reason I left the state of Maine and moved to No. Virginia. I was always of the mind that they should split Maine into two states, everything south of Augusta should be it's own state or given back to Mass.
Yes, Maine IS two different states though listed as one. The southern part, Portland most especially is dyed in the wool liberal; most have moved here from Massachusetts. North of Bangor I guess it's pretty conservative and old time democrat, though I have never been up there or "they'ah" as many might say. My husband has been up there a lot and says that they are far different from us down heah!!!! LOL.
It IS very business unfriendly unfortunately. Many years of liberal domination has wreaked such a state of affairs. Our governor is trying to change things, against a constant onslaught of criticism for every move.
It's still for me the only place to live, though one's blood pressure rises when face to face with those who wish to continue to keep Maine unfriendly to new business; seems that our politicians wish to emulate those in DC regarding being business friendly.