Skip to comments.Carefree Vermont Vacations: Or, are they?
Posted on 05/24/2002 4:59:05 PM PDT by d14truth
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Senators Leahy and Jeffords: Judge us not, then ye be judged.
Vermonters, Midwesterners, Salute New National Dairy Program In A Milk Toast---May 8, 2002.
Hugh's got to 'love' this one.
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.
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.
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....
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.
Check out Vermont
Also for a view of the other Vermont political spectrum try Dwinell
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.
lets let them know who does the spending.
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.
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.
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?
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!
With the "Vermont carry" laws, at least you don't have to worry about getting mugged.
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.
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!
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."
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