Re: OT: Politics [Was:Social Contract]
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On Thursday 04 May 2006 19:32, Rich Johnson was heard to say:
> You're talking to one with deep VT roots here--though raised in NY
> hard by the VT border. Folks do put food on the table using
> guns. The take on the land I hold there runs ~4-5 bucks/sq mi/
> yr. Those ''nuisance'' laws come in handy for off-season pest
> removal. Tasty too!
Ok, yes, the "come here" verses "been here" now makes sense. Of course
I understand that only someone born there is ever really native. My
father retired to Vermont and I spent a lot of time there, as well as
living in Massachusetts for several years.
There is nothing like Route 2 on a motorcycle, fresh maple syrup and
apple pie with cheddar cheese.
> Only troopers carry handguns.
Considering the "back-up guns" I saw folks in Vermont traveling with
during hunting season, I'm not sure I would call that a unqualified
statement. Maybe they're the only ones not carrying concealed most of
the time. Also considering the substantially "frightened" types who
moved there 30 years ago, keeping quiet about Vermont's liberal
firearms laws would keep those "newcomers" from making political
noise about it.
> Alas, I'm in Boston most of the time now. It's a different world.
No kidding! I tried very hard to stay on the west side of the Quabin,
the same way I tried to stay "upstate" in NY. Same reason, too.
Cities are sewers. Even if they're beautiful, like San Francisco,
they're rotten in some other way (like the government of San
September 11th, 2001
The proudest day for gun control and central
planning advocates in American history
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