HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » I Love Massachusetts. Lov...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:30 PM

I Love Massachusetts. Love it.

In an age where all Republicans and most elected "Democrats" are yammering about the need to tighten our belts and austerity the !@#$ out of working Americans - which is the exact opposite of what we need to end our four-year depression - our Governor has proposed raising taxes to invest in improving our Commonwealth, AND proposed making our state taxes less regressive. And it looks like there's a lot of agreement in the Legislature that this will happen in some way, shape or form.

This is the way it ought to be. Great stuff!

And Sen. Elizabeth Warren. And Sen. Barney Frank, likely followed by Sen. Ed Markey (the fix is in on that, I think). Best public schools in the country, and pretty close to the best in the world. Lowest rate of gun deaths. And all sorts of other superlatives I won't bore you with.

Of course, our three most recent Speakers of the House were convicted of felonies. I guess we still have some work to do.

Anyway, I love my adopted state. I don't quite understand why, but there seems to be a basic sense of fairness and love of fellow human here. I've come to expect people, by-and-large, to be reasonable and nice to each other.

Peace to all.

First-Way Manny

8 replies, 976 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 8 replies Author Time Post
Reply I Love Massachusetts. Love it. (Original post)
MannyGoldstein Jan 2013 OP
Xipe Totec Jan 2013 #1
thucythucy Jan 2013 #2
Jim Lane Jan 2013 #5
JaneyVee Jan 2013 #3
Nika Jan 2013 #8
Mass Jan 2013 #4
cali Jan 2013 #6
millijac Jan 2013 #7

Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 09:36 PM

1. K&R and a hearty hear hear! nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 10:20 PM

2. I still remember the bumper stickers I saw

following the '72 presidential election:

"Massachusetts: conscience of the nation."

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to thucythucy (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 03:49 AM

5. I preferred the other version.....

"Don't blame me, I'm from Massachusetts."

But the one you mention was also apt.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 10:22 PM

3. Yeah but, the Red Sox play there.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to JaneyVee (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 06:53 PM

8. Go Red Sox

I am in Oregon, but was born and raised in New England.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 10:49 PM

4. I watched the State of the State today. It was a great speech.

Makes me proud to have him as governor.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 03:53 AM

6. I'll take Vermont any old day of the week.

People are quirkier than in MA (I lived in Boston for 10 years) but it's more progressive than MA and because it's smaller it can be more experimental.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 06:50 PM

7. Same here

Moved here 3/26/80 from what was then a fairly sane north Florida.

Wouldn't live anywhere else

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread