Sorry, but the humorous hyperbole did not work this time. New Hampshire is not “the least ethnically diverse and most sparsely populated state this side of Lapland.” Those of us who love our state wish that it were. Perhaps you are thinking of Montana or Vermont (excluding Burlington, which its residents proclaim between sips of latte to be “Very nice, almost like Vermont”).
Of late, we in New Hampshire have been overrun with outsiders, and, unlike the Democratic clowns, they do not leave in February. Check out Nashua and Manchester for our burgeoning population of third-world descendants. Depending on the ethnic background, you’ll find the decent ones working in the factories or managing convenience stores or performing day labor; the non-decent are selling drugs and warming the jails. (That’s right. We too have inner cities. They’re just “sparsely populated.” So far.)
What’s worse, we are overwhelmed with former Massachusetts residents — and that is why Kerry won. The Mass-holes, as we call them, took a break from complaining about New Hampshire’s (comparatively) limited government presence in daily life, recognized a familiar face, and voted for him. It’s their habit. “Kennedy, Kerry, whoever, the millionaire pol said he was going to fight for us poor folk, so we voted for him.” He’ll turn the entire nation into the same workers’ paradise that they left behind. As the Mass-holes have been saying since their election of McGovern as their president, “We’re right and the rest of the country is wrong.”
Our bitterly cold winters and stingy public services manage to keep most losers out, but it can’t stop the refugees from the People’s Republic of Taxachusetts. Our Massachusetts immigrants are like suicide bombers. Maybe they don’t blow themselves up with hidden explosives, but they sure as hell carry their destructive political notions with them when they roll in. (Perhaps the better simile would be SARS-carriers.) In any case, neighboring Massachusetts makes me sympathize wholeheartedly with the Israelis’ fence-construction.p>It was better when they just came to ski, left some money behind, and went home to Revere and Quincy. br> — C. Kelleher /p> p>
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?