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What a pleasure.

For a variety of reasons, I'm less stressed. Among them, is that the people, to the last, have not been ratcheted so tight. For New England, mind you.

But Damn, I am happy to not be working in Metro Boston anymore.

Outside 495, the Trump stickers also appear regularly.

It makes me feel hope for the state.


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Yeah, it's funny how when you get out into the more rural areas of that part of the country and meet real people you realize that it all hasn't gone into the crapper.

Were it not for a handful of urban areas, New England would be mostly solid red.


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So, like America?

There is hope yet, that this SJW/Leftist/Progressive infection can be nullified.


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I originally hail from the Berkshires. Solid salt of the earth folks there.


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Let's just skip to the next civil war so I can occupy the nearest Market Basket and help the rest of the state advance and retake Boston.


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"I'm a loner, Dottie. A rebel." - Pee Wee Herman

Rode hard, put away wet. RIP JHM

"You're a junkyard dog." - Lupe Flores. RIP

 
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I grew up just south of the border there.
Pretty area with lots of history but way too expensive to live and they have winter there.
 
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I did enjoy my time spent working for Duke, and the Almost Winter. But, I do for some strange reason enjoy a proper freeze.

Can't quite place it. Maybe because cold defeats all kinds of insects, including Nazis.


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Rode hard, put away wet. RIP JHM

"You're a junkyard dog." - Lupe Flores. RIP

 
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Born and raised in Chicopee. Western Mass is a different world. I miss it...


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Did a day job in Pittsfield once, it was like going to Tennessee minus the accent of course


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That's a good reminder that there are good people everywhere in this country. Some places you may have to look harder than others, but you can find good people everywhere.



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Just to be clear. There are many heavily BLUE areas in western MA.


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Just to be clear. There are many heavily BLUE areas in western MA.


Well, it is MA...

But I bet those places are baby or powder blue compared to the Royal Blue of say Brookline, or any place inside 95.


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I did enjoy my time spent working for Duke, and the Almost Winter. But, I do for some strange reason enjoy a proper freeze.

Can't quite place it. Maybe because cold defeats all kinds of insects, including Nazis.


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So, like America?

There is hope yet, that this SJW/Leftist/Progressive infection can be nullified.


Precisely. Welcome home to America!!

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There is definitely dark blue out here in the Western part of the state just look at Amherst and Northampton . Bat shit crazies
 
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Only one thing worse than working inside 495, working inside 128!


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I’ve always said that if you could discount the votes inside the 495 beltway, the political landscape in MA would be a lot different.
 
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Well most towns westa woosta are pretty nice.
How far west are you working ? I can probably point you to a gunshop. There is a nice one in Turners Falls.


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