The intangible of civic pride:
The monetary impact of the Boston DNC may or may not have been negligible, but residents seem to be proud.
So it was worth it.
‘All this will not matter until it does’:
I want to go over here,
but keep getting pulled over here.
... Five and a half back. Notice how the Sox do well when fans aren’t paying as much attention and half the sports media is in Athens. As the article notes: ‘Hmmmm.’
‘Or be oppressed by Vermont’:
Interesting. Very interesting.
It’s finally become apparent the Ben & Jerry crowd is driving the rest of Vermont nuts. Says Dorset resident Melissa Hurst, who’s described as spending half the year in New York City, "No one is being squeezed. ...We are taxed more heavily because we can be. We can afford it.” .... Have I told you about my bold scheme for a Greater New England? Involves kicking Connecticut and most of Vermont out of New England, settling a 225-year score with Quebec, grabbing Nova Scotia and New Foundland, sending the New England fleet to conquer Bermuda and, in the most audacious move, launching raiding parties from Block Island to threaten Long Island and tempt an angry New York to invade western Massachusetts, letting them get bogged down in an unwinnable land war in Springfield, their future Stalingrad. ...