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Carefree Vermont Vacations: Or, are they?
Carefree Vermont ^ | 1998-2001 | Carefree Quechee Vacations

Posted on 05/24/2002 4:59:05 PM PDT by d14truth

Carefree Vermont

Welcome to Carefree Vermont! Come explore with us the charm of Quechee, an old mill village nestled in Vermont’s Connecticut River Valley, with two championship golf courses, hiking trails, tennis, downhill and cross country skiing and fine dining. You can look through our vacation lodgings, recreational activities or dining options, select from our vacation packages or find descriptions of vacation homes or permanent residences for sale in the Quechee, Vermont area. When you find something you like, or would like more information, please send us an email or give us a call 800-537-3962.


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Announcements; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; US: Vermont
KEYWORDS: constituents; constitution; hughhewitt; jeffords; judges; leahy
Considering Vermont for a vacation? Maybe Vermont 'politicizing' will cause you to reconsider
1 posted on 05/24/2002 4:59:05 PM PDT by d14truth
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To: ALOHA RONNIE;RonDog
VETO VERMONT VACATIONS

Senator Leahy, Senator Jeffords: You mess with our Contitution, we mess with your constituents!
2 posted on 05/24/2002 5:03:34 PM PDT by d14truth
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To: elbucko;SMEDLEY BUTLER
VVV Veto Vermont Vacation

Senators Leahy and Jeffords: Judge us not, then ye be judged.

3 posted on 05/24/2002 5:09:04 PM PDT by d14truth
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To: d14truth
Quechee is a tourist trap to the max! lol I grew up in VT. My folks are still there.
I told my Mom once that I could never live there again. I would get shot!
4 posted on 05/24/2002 5:32:16 PM PDT by ozaukeemom
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To: generalissimoduane;RonDog;ALOHA RONNIE
'Dairy Airs'

Sens. Kohl, Leahy, Wellstone, Cong. Sanders, and Sen. Jeffords

Vermonters, Midwesterners, Salute New National Dairy Program In A ‘Milk Toast’---May 8, 2002.

Hugh's got to 'love' this one.

5 posted on 05/24/2002 6:02:11 PM PDT by d14truth
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To: d14truth
Have been to Vermont in the past, will never go back. Don't like their politics.
6 posted on 05/24/2002 6:54:42 PM PDT by mom-7
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To: d14truth
Well, if you're considering New England for a vacation, head for New Hampshire. Live free or die!
7 posted on 05/25/2002 3:09:23 PM PDT by Lil'freeper
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To: Lil'freeper
"head for New Hampshire. Live free or die!"

My brother lives in NH. I believe that's the state where it is illegal to drive a pickup truck with rust on it. If only the laws lived up to the license plates.

Carolyn

8 posted on 05/26/2002 4:29:15 AM PDT by CDHart
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To: d14truth; generalissimoduane; Hugh Hewitt
BUMP VVV!
9 posted on 05/26/2002 6:59:15 AM PDT by SMEDLEYBUTLER
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To: d14truth
It's pretty dumb to choose your vacations based on local politics. Unless you relish taking your vacations in Alabama for the rest of your life. But wait, even Alabama has some Democrats in office. Should we boycott that state too? Decisions, decisions.

I go to Smuggler's Notch a lot for vacation, which is way up near Burlington. We go to breakfast in one of the local diners and it is as far from politically correct as you can get. Heads of bears and deer are mounted on the walls. The menu features ham, bacon and eggs. Ask for "non-dairy creamer" or a "vegetarian menu" and you will likely get a scornful stare. Many of the pickup trucks in the parking lot sport NRA stickers and gun racks.

Point is, if you avoid a place because there are a few liberals around, then the liberals have won.

10 posted on 05/26/2002 7:09:14 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76
What wrong with avoiding certain places because of local politics? For instance, why would one ever want to visit (and spend money in) San Francisco?

Also, can't this theory be extended to movies, and Hollywood? Do you support (attend) movies featuring all of these biased/vicious Hollywood liberals (Alec Baldwin, Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon) when they bash Bush/Republicans/conservatives at any opportunity?

Furthermore, do you buy the music of outspoken America-bashing liberals (name a few)? Just wondering....

11 posted on 05/26/2002 7:17:29 AM PDT by RightOnGOP
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To: RightOnGOP
You are not talking about a specific location in Vermont (such as Ben & Jerry's ice cream factory), you are talking about the whole freaking state. There are some good, decent Americans up in Vermont and we got some Freepers up there as well. I'm not going to write off an entire group of my fellow Americans on account of a few bad apples.

As for music, I don't run a political litmus test on the performers of every record I buy. But if somebody is especially obnoxious in the public eye about their liberal politics, I will go out of my way not to buy their records. Barbara Streisand is a good example.

12 posted on 05/26/2002 7:33:50 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Lil'freeper
Welcome to Laconia's Motorcycle Week June 8 - 16. Has a nice Second Amendment Ring to it.
13 posted on 05/26/2002 7:35:26 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets
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To: d14truth
Actually, guys...if you stay out of the Burlington area (Chittenden County) I believe you will find the real Vahmontahs who run small inns, B&Bs, campgrounds, cottages on lakes and ponds, etc and who can't stand the likes of the LeahySandersJeffords dung heap.

Check out Vermont

Also for a view of the other Vermont political spectrum try Dwinell

14 posted on 05/26/2002 7:46:20 AM PDT by JimVT
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To: SamAdams76
Cool down a bit, Sam, but not by buying Ben&Jerry's ice cream. Good point, because that is one of the places that should be avoided.

You do make a good point about not ALL people/places being offensive, but until one knows for sure (i.e. has good advice), my point is that you can make a principled statement by not frequenting certain/many places. You and I would not be having this conversation, if something negative had not been intimated about Vermont in particular. When Senator Sam Brownback denounces being a Republican and declares as an Independent, then my attention will turn to Kansas, and reasons not to go there, etc.

If I were planning to visit Vermont, maybe I would post here and solicit the local freepers' input about some destinations, both to visit and to avoid.

I don't think that we are saying terribly different things, except that I might be a bit more strident in boycotting places/music/movies, once a liberal bias has been demonstrated. Alec Baldwin, Julia Roberts, Barbara Streisand, Madonna are good examples of obnoxious.

16 posted on 05/26/2002 7:54:10 AM PDT by RightOnGOP
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To: d14truth
i wont even ORDER something from a socialist state (egregious).
i just bought munies with the caveat NO lib states-no eastern seaboard, no left coast, etc.

lets let them know who does the spending.

17 posted on 05/26/2002 7:57:19 AM PDT by galt-jw
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To: RightOnGOP
I have nothing against "boycotts" per se. I just like to see them made more specific. For example, I also have Hollywood stars that I cannot tolerate seeing in a movie. Richard Gere and Whoopi Goldberg are two examples. If they star in a movie and I am aware of it, I simply will not see it. But I will not make the blanket statement that I will not see movies at all on account of it.

I do not think we should boycott the entire state of Vermont over Jefford's inexcusable and un-American action (handing over control of the senate to the Democrats). To prevent this from occuring in the future, I'd like to see an amendment to the Constitution prohibiting federal office-holders from changing their parties after their election. If a Republican wishes to become a Democrat or an Independent (or vice-versa), their switch should not be made official until they have stood for election so that the people may decide whether or not they want him to stay in office under the banner of his new political party.

18 posted on 05/26/2002 8:27:39 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: RightOnGOP
For instance, why would one ever want to visit (and spend money in) San Francisco?

Good grief! How about logging off and going out and seeing the world for a change. San Francisco is certainly stomach-turning as far as politics are concerned, but is one of the most beautiful and interesting places on earth.

If your logic were to be followed, come to Southern Denton County, TX where almost 80% of the residents are Republican. You can take in the scenic vistas of Lake Lewisville on the ACE beach and the I-35E bridge. Pitch a tent in the 95F heat and sleep with the fire ants. You can stroll on our sidewalk-less streets and play "dodge-the-soccer-mom-in-the-Suburban." Take in a good meal at one of the hundreds of nation-wide chain restaurants.

Perhaps there is more to life than politics. Perhaps you could look beyond some stupid activist and enjoy life, or you could allow every malcontent to ruin your life.

19 posted on 05/26/2002 10:43:01 PM PDT by Orion
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To: d14truth
Vermont?

Why would any American want to visit that place?

Theres more commies there than in Cuba.

Boycott the Vermont Teddy Bear Company and Maple Syrup.

Who the hell do they think buys those teddy bears, Democrats?

20 posted on 05/26/2002 10:52:23 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: Rome2000
Veto Vermont Vacations! We tried to explain to some B&B operators why we were not travelling to VT as planned this fall. We could not believe the replies! I guess if you disagree with the libs and would like Leahy to fulfill his constitutional duties---give the judicial nominees a hearing and then a vote---they consider you a sicko!
21 posted on 05/27/2002 3:09:34 AM PDT by HRH Marie
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To: d14truth
For my money, Vermont doesn't have anything that Upstate New York, New Hampshire, or Maine doesn’t have. Well, there are the left wing politics and leftover 60's commune types, I guess that’s something.
22 posted on 05/27/2002 4:35:52 AM PDT by MrNeutron1962
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To: Orion
Wow, by the vitriolic tone, you must be stuck in the Southern Denton County, Texas that you describe. It sounds like you are the one that needs to get out and enjoy the world.

For your information, I have been to San Francisco - once. It has its beautiful spots, but as my eyes were being filled with the beauty, my stomach was being turned by the personal behavior of fellow cable car riders: let your imagination run.

I enjoy my life, I just have certain ideas that I choose to follow, I follow my own logic, and it does not always take me where your shallow interpretation of it did.

Good luck getting out of Texas!

23 posted on 05/27/2002 5:54:28 AM PDT by RightOnGOP
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To: Orion;SamAdams76
I guess at least one other person had my idea......Boycott Vermont is catching on!

Just say no to Vermont (from WorldNetDaily)

24 posted on 05/29/2002 5:45:36 AM PDT by RightOnGOP
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To: d14truth
Carefree Vermont Vacations: Or, are they?

With the "Vermont carry" laws, at least you don't have to worry about getting mugged.

25 posted on 05/29/2002 5:58:42 AM PDT by steve-b
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To: d14truth
hey Vermont!Hey
Vermont
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hey Vermont!Hey
Vermont
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hey Vermont!Hey
Vermont
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26 posted on 05/30/2002 12:36:44 AM PDT by Future Useless Eater
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To: RightOnGOP
Wow, by the vitriolic tone, you must be stuck in the Southern Denton County, Texas that you describe. It sounds like you are the one that needs to get out and enjoy the world.

Yes, I live in the southern part of Denton County, TX (Dick Armey's district). As far as the Dallas-Ft. Worth area go, it is Heaven on Earth. You don't have to worry about being mugged, killed, or your wife raped when you leave for a week's worth of work. The 'huddled masses' seemed to have missed the area, as almost everyone here is a citizen, and gives a rat's ass about America.

It is a near perfect suburban environment, and a nice place to raise children. It is not a tourist destination.

Right now, I am on the beach in Kauai, which is infested from tip-to-toe with folks that still have 1969 calendars on their walls. Marin County, California is probably the only place in America which has more libs per capita.

Would I live here? Absolutely! Would I raise kids here? NFW!

My point with my response was that the local politics are not the only criteria for determining a vacation spot. There are myths which perpetuate on FR which make me sick. One of them is that Vermont catagorically sucks, because of Bernie Sanders, and Texas is a conservative shangrila. I've got news about Texas - it has many good things for conservatives, but there are a LOT of liberals here, and they are not all in Austin. My taxes go up every year, yet my house value is declining. The schools eat up a monster portion of my monthly budget, and suck every bit as bad as 'liberal' states' schools. We have God hating hedonists in Texas, just like everywhere else.

On most conservatives signature issue, gun control, I believe Vermont leads Texas in that regard. I believe it is the only place in Amerika that has uncontested conceal-carry. Liberal Washington has less restrictions on conceal-carry than Texas.

Which state produced Calvin Coolidge, and which one produced LBJ?

Enjoy - I like where I live. I just would not choose it as a vacation destination, even if it is very conservative. Key West, P-town, Hanalei, San Francisco, and Aspen all have miserable politics, and are wonderful to visit.

27 posted on 06/01/2002 2:50:54 AM PDT by Orion
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To: Orion
Most but not all folks who spend some vacation time in San Francisco would agree with your statements concerning the city, but take it from a Connecticut yankee who made the mistake of moving here fourteen years ago, This place is the center of all the dysfunction in the universe!! An ongoing freakshow in a beautiful geographic setting will always ensure that the tourists keep coming but if you want to do something right, you don't come to San Francisco specifically and California in general. I've been trying to get back to the east coast now for some time but the job markets in my field have dried up somewhat so here I stay for the time being. I even considered Burlington, Vt. as a new home but discovered after a little research that Burlington is trying to capture the title of San Francisco of the east coast. The best things about California will always be the things that have nothing to do with people and that would be the weather and the geography. You can keep the rest.
28 posted on 06/01/2002 3:41:29 AM PDT by amstaff1
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To: JimVT
There is another bastion of clear thinking, freedom loving folks who support a Vermont free market think tank: Ethan Allen Institute which currently has over 600 dues paying members.

Check out their website. Use search engine for Ethan Allen Institute. Take a look at some of their policy papers and mission statement. I'm some of their members and directors, must, at times, feel like they are at the Alamo!

29 posted on 06/01/2002 4:07:01 AM PDT by Lightnin
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To: Lightnin
Yes, I agree.

I've communicated with John McClaughry a few times and find him to be a solid conservative thinker.

As you may know, he and his wife are campaigning for 'school choice' in Vermont and getting trashed, as expected, by the VT NEA.

Talk about 2-faced. Angelo Dorta, leader of the VT NEA, and a major mouthpiece against choice just sent his kid to Rice HS, A PRIVATE, PAROCHIAL SCHOOL in Burlington.

When asked by the press about this move, he would only say "it's a private family matter."

Yeah...right, Dorka!

30 posted on 06/01/2002 6:25:03 AM PDT by JimVT
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