16 November 2009

The Travails of Maine.

According to the lawsuit and local newspaper accounts, some residents opposed the project on grounds that farmworkers’ children overburdened the schools; others predicted it would be a drug haven. The petition, signed by 48 residents, said jobs should be saved for local lobstermen, whose industry is suffering, and not "given out to minorities that may move into these units."

You can make a desert and call it peace, people of Maine. Go ahead, exclude gay families and immigrants (and if you care that much about drug users, a hefty slice of your white population). You can market your lobster to the two percent of America that can afford to eat it, and import massive numbers of robots to take care of your elderly. Surely God will smile upon your commitment to the old ways.

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