Skip to comments.For the burgs: A liberal checklist
Posted on 06/03/2006 9:11:54 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA
For the burgs: A liberal checklist By Howie Carr Boston Herald Columnist
Sunday, June 4, 2006
It used to be that there were only a handful of Peoples Republics among the Commonwealths 351 cities and towns. You had Cambridge, Amherst, Lincoln, Brookline and a couple of others.
These are the la-de-da burgs that erect walls and speed bumps at the town line to keep out the city riffraff who make up that wonderful diversity the suburban swells claim to celebrate.
Only last week Brookline Town Meeting called for the impeachment of President Bush.
The problem is that the Brookline Syndrome appears to be spreading. As normal Americans flee Massachusetts by the tens of thousands, one town after another topples to the moonbat contagion.
Allowing illegal aliens to vote - what a great idea!
Just this week Wrentham, of all places, almost pulled a Cambridge. Local school administrators attempted to shun two graduating high school seniors who had gotten into West Point. As any NPR listener will tell you, these kids are nothing more than future war criminals. Remember Hidatha! The only way the Massachusetts Teachers Association supports two West Pointers is if they want to marry each other.
Perhaps youve been wondering if your community is in danger of tipping. Here are some of the telltale indicators of a town at risk:
You cant remember the last time a Proposition 2 ½ override was voted down.
Deval Patrick won 64 of 67 delgates in the city. (Somerville, this means you.)
Aging hippies hold candlelight vigils on the Common to protest (fill in the blank).
The population is 99 percent white, and the ballot is in 12 languages.
At least one obscure Globe columnist lives in the town.
At high school graduation, 30 flags are on display, one for each Third World hellhole the illegal aliens in the class of 06 left behind.
Only one flag is banned, the one the kids no longer pledge allegiance to in the morning, lest they have to utter the proscribed words under God.
Two words: bike paths.
You may be living in a Peoples Republic if the phrase transgendered community is increasingly heard at School Committee meetings.
Or if they no longer keep score in the youth soccer leagues, so as not to damage any childs self-esteem. And if the next step is to make all games silent, with cheering banned to remove any pressure from the little tykes.
If the towns Person of the Year is the librarian who refused to let FBI agents enter the main branch of the public library after a patron e-mailed a detailed terrorist threat to a nearby college.
If skateboarders have more rights than disabled veterans.
If the Unitarian-Universalist church has a female pastor with a crew cut who lives with her wife in the parsonage where the Rev. Loring once raised five children.
The last Republican state rep moved out of the town - and the state.
The new Democratic rep was born and raised in New York.
You may be living in a Peoples Republic if the town fathers have banned not only Golden Arches, but also headstones in cemeteries.
Or if the town has a sanctuary committee, even though the median price of a home last year was $1.2 million.
The merchants on Main Street no longer put out American flags on Memorial Day and the Fourth of July, lest they be threatened with a boycott by the local Democratic Town Committee.
You may be living in a Peoples Republic if you sadly realize that you were better off with Denis McKenna as your state senator than Pat Jehlen.
I used to live in Madison, Wisconsin. Tell me about it.
Do what I did and vote with your feet.
I am seriously considering moving out of this insane anyslum. But isn't that letting them win? Of course, the contagion may be too strong here to do anything but abandon ship.
What happened when a physics professor from ZooMass spoke
about the American flag being "a symbol of terrorism and death and fear and destruction and oppression". It was during a meeting in the People's Republic of Amherst, dealing with "a dispute over how often to fly 29 American flags that a group of veterans and volunteers had hung from lamp posts along the town's main thoroughfares." It was Monday, Sept 10, 2001.
It's one thing to fight the good fight. It's another thing entirely to slam your head into a brick wall repeatedly.
LOL Good point. This state is never, ever going to change. I guess with the cancer-causing Harvard infecting the vital organs, it's a lost cause.
Lived in Amherst in the 1980's. When the guy burned himself up on the Town Green-sorry forgot the reason- the town that is struggling with itself.
Best thing my dad did for our family was move to Georgia in 1978. If he had not, I would have grown up in Scranton/Wilkes - Barre Pennsylvania. It was once a great place to live, but I thank my dad every time we go back to visit family.
This state is disgusting on so many levels.
Sounds like a great location for a live fire military range.
If you are unhappy in MA (I don't blame you) why not move? You don't want to be 70 years old and think about what you might have done but never got around to doing.
Yeah, that's pretty much my attitude now. It's too bad, it really is a great state, lots of variety, and my family and friends are here. But I think I'd rather move to a state where the people, tax policies, and government are, you know, SANE.
Thanks, GOPsterinMA. Great article from Howie.
I will move to a Red state but not until my kids graduate High School. It's a loosing battle here trying to change the culture. The Democratic Party, particularly in the Trenton Area, is the most incompetent and corrupt organization in the northeast. I couldn't care less about "abandoning ship". They vote these morons in, let them live with the consequences. Me (and my wife) are investigating the Midwest and certain southern states or even big sky country. we have about 5 years to make our decision.
The joke in NJ is that our former Governor only wanted to screw guys whereas our current Governor wants to screw everybody.
Howie usually hits the nail on directly the head!
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