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kyguy

Concord, MA

#1 Sep 25, 2006
maine sucks, lets go stand on the corner in our jean jackets and smoke marb reds and look wicked cool. maine's state sport is baby seal clubbing. also this little prick named eli najim resides there and hes a total [email protected]*hole mainard piece of sh!t.
TruthMaker

Bangor, ME

#2 Sep 25, 2006
For a guy that uses ky in his handle you sure are mouthy. I have always heard its the favorite tool of cornholers.
Brad

United States

#3 Sep 26, 2006
Kyguy.

GO KILL YOURSELF.

Please.
mario

Williamstown, VT

#4 Dec 9, 2006
Don't worry, people that say mean things about Mainers are real estate agents in new hampshire.
DNA

Damariscotta, ME

#5 Jan 19, 2007
MAINE PLAINE OLL SUCKS
rukiddingme

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Sep 6, 2007
You think Maine sucks? I just came from vacationing in Maine. All along the coast and it
was great!! Why is it so bad? No jobs? Dont like
the ocean? Im surprised that someone would actually hate Maine. Even the people were nice
and sweet. Here in Mpls,Mn..... now this place
sucks. Oh,unless your on Welfare (in MN.) then from what I hear the hand outs from the government are pretty
decent!!
Bridget

United States

#8 Sep 7, 2007
now people, maine really isnt that bad! just think, if you want your kids to grow up safe, get good schooling and good grades and not have to worry about the guys shooting guns next door or when you're going to be robbed next, then MAINE is the right place to be! safer that is!
hating maine

South Paris, ME

#9 Sep 14, 2007
Maine is probably the worst place to live. the medicaid here is out of control here. people are really passive here. augusta is an ugly city.
Joe

United States

#10 Sep 23, 2007
I am from Houston. I have lived in San Francisco for a little over 20 years. I've traveled up and down the East Coast and found Maine to be a breath of fresh air. The New England states are the only redeeming quality of the entire East coast. I really like Maine in fact. The people aren't plastic. The rest of the East coast seems to be a bunch of clowns trying to emulate some TV fueled version of a California than only ever existed in some screenwriters twisted wet dream. Maine is great.
zoologist

West Enfield, ME

#11 Sep 25, 2007
no their not plastic their just dirt poor and stupid
Randy

Portland, ME

#12 Feb 16, 2008
I think it's a bit nearsighted to just say Maine sucks vs does not suck. It really depends on whether or not you are single, vacationing, etc. I have lived in Denver, Atlanta, Boston, NYC, as well as various small towns in both Colorado in the Mid-west. What I have found from living in Maine(at least in the Portland area.) is that the cost of living does not justify the low wages. To sum it up, it does not make economic sense to live in Maine whether you rent or are buying a home. Also, the weather is about the worst I have seen(a few towns in the midwest were similar.) If you make the argument that it's nice here because it's safe, that fall short also. There are plenty of suburban, and rural areas around the county that have lower crime rats, higher paying jobs, and better whether than Maine. So from an objective standpoint. There are worse places and better places to live. Overall, I have seen there are much more better places than worse places. That is my opinion after living and working in Maine and about 8 other parts of the country.
AwayGerl

Albany, NY

#13 Apr 27, 2008
I have lived in Maine for the past 8 years and it has sucked right from the start. First, being a college educated woman with a man partner does not hypothetically mean squat. Don't expect any professional career unless you are a Dr, Lawyer, or trust funder. The people who are local natives get first dibs on the jobs, land deals and are protected by mafiaish clannish cliques. Maine is like one bad high school mentality nightmare with the gossip and people nosing in on your business. It's expensive -- low wages, not small business friendly, not much industry, racist, sexist, lacks in open minded culture, good food, access to good groceries and food, lack of sun, lots of water you can't swim in, mud, flies and trailer park aesthetic-- except for the national park and ocean views. If you enjoy dealing with a bunch of mister haineys (ala petticoat junction/green acres) or snotty yachters this is your place. If you want to deal with middle class people who have integrity and accept you for who you are and what you can contribute to their closed society, you will have to dig and invest many years to find the few who are. For the crimes of urban life are not present but a socially condoned extortion and caste system prevail....
dick

Underhill, VT

#14 Apr 27, 2008
AwayGerl wrote:
First, being a college educated woman with a man partner does not hypothetically mean squat.
Can you elaborate a little on what you mean by this statement?
Amy

Plainfield, VT

#15 Apr 27, 2008
AwayGerl wrote:
I have lived in Maine for the past 8 years and it has sucked right from the start. First, being a college educated woman with a man partner does not hypothetically mean squat. Don't expect any professional career unless you are a Dr, Lawyer, or trust funder. The people who are local natives get first dibs on the jobs, land deals and are protected by mafiaish clannish cliques. Maine is like one bad high school mentality nightmare with the gossip and people nosing in on your business. It's expensive -- low wages, not small business friendly, not much industry, racist, sexist, lacks in open minded culture, good food, access to good groceries and food, lack of sun, lots of water you can't swim in, mud, flies and trailer park aesthetic-- except for the national park and ocean views. If you enjoy dealing with a bunch of mister haineys (ala petticoat junction/green acres) or snotty yachters this is your place. If you want to deal with middle class people who have integrity and accept you for who you are and what you can contribute to their closed society, you will have to dig and invest many years to find the few who are. For the crimes of urban life are not present but a socially condoned extortion and caste system prevail....
I couldn't have said it better! There is a poverty of the mind ,here that goes with the economical hardships that have led to a abundance of opportunistic bottom feeders, that hate you for being an outsider, but love your money. They bitch because there is no work, but try hiring some of them. You will get charged up the you know what, they will show up when they feel like it, and never return a call, and the work will be shoddy at best. Talk about bait and switch! I call it "Maine speak" I have been up here for 4 years, and my sister bought property here.(we are both from mass.) Sure, it is beautiful, and I have met some great people, but on the whole, it is the most messed up place I have ever been. I feel like I have aged 20 years since I have been here!
AwayGerl

Albany, NY

#16 Apr 29, 2008
1)Randy--I have found that my education doesn't open many doors and unconventional lifestyle of having a male partner where no offspring have been produced has an added indignity of caulking the door shut.
2) Amy- I feel like I too have aged and gotten more stressed out than when I was running around the "hood" putting myself through evening college with mace and a crucifix in my pocket. At least I knew where the predators and vampires were likely to jump out from. ;)
3) When we moved here the neighbor essentially said "welcome to Maine-- lots of alcoholism, drug abuse and suicide" I hoped he was joking...So much poverty of spirit/mind. Can't wait to get out!
Amy

Plainfield, VT

#17 Apr 29, 2008
AwayGerl wrote:
1)Randy--I have found that my education doesn't open many doors and unconventional lifestyle of having a male partner where no offspring have been produced has an added indignity of caulking the door shut.
2) Amy- I feel like I too have aged and gotten more stressed out than when I was running around the "hood" putting myself through evening college with mace and a crucifix in my pocket. At least I knew where the predators and vampires were likely to jump out from. ;)
3) When we moved here the neighbor essentially said "welcome to Maine-- lots of alcoholism, drug abuse and suicide" I hoped he was joking...So much poverty of spirit/mind. Can't wait to get out!
It is a pretty sad situation, really, even more so in the areas north of Bangor, which has been neglected by the states so-called government. Down east folk cling to a definition of being a self-sufficient, down to earth bunch, which while it may be true for some, really belongs to the past. Now, after generations of hardship, many are just complacent robots, that should have gotten the hell out of dodge years ago, or gotten off their asses and done something to fix things. It is beautiful, and yes, safe, for the most part, but at what price? As far as raising kids here, You better be parents that have good strong family values, because it is not like it was when we were children. There is nothing to do up here, for kids who cannot entertain themselves, and make the world they are in their own. There is along with it being a booze cruise, a lot of drug abuse here as well. I also thought it curious, when I came here, all the fliers about domestic abuse, I saw everywhere. Now I know why. One should really give a good amount of thought, to moving anywhere. there are pros and cons to every location. LEARN them. I agree with awaygurl on the points she has made.
Amy

Plainfield, VT

#18 Apr 30, 2008
Also, where the hell are all the farm stands? When we moved here, we were jeeped up for healthy living, fresh veggies and fish, and all the "good stuff" one imagines comes with living in a pristine area like Eastport. We had more farm stands in the city, in Mass. than there are here. no one seems to have gardens. What's up with that? food prices are shocking, and just when we got over that, we got our first electric bill. It is easily triple what I paid in Mass. The water here is shown to cause cancer, and stained my rug when I spilled some on it! So much for green living. I had a large glass company come to do an estimate, on a broken window, I wanted replaced.(they advertise free estimates) when they were done, they told me there was a twenty dollar charge for "gas" Flabbergasted, I called the company to question it, and they replied"didn't we tell you? we charge that, so in case you decide not to have the work done, we won't be out the cost of gas to go do the estimate" ????? That's why no one has a pot to piss in. You have to look at the bigger picture with a business, but here they love to major in the minor. By the way, I did not give them the 20 bucks, or my business!
AwayGerl

Albany, NY

#20 Apr 30, 2008
Our young sporting dogs died of mysterious quick moving cancers during our time living here-- drinking filtered water and frolicking in the grasses and mudflats near the "protected wilderness"...within 18 months...(they were 3 years apart in age)
My fibroids have become humongous to where having a child would be dangerous and the locals look down on this as me being against "procreation"...Hmmm ...I know way too many people with breast and prostate cancer. Coincidence? Thanks for the feedback. Too many negatives outweigh the few positives....
Amy

Bath, ME

#21 May 3, 2008
AwayGerl wrote:
Our young sporting dogs died of mysterious quick moving cancers during our time living here-- drinking filtered water and frolicking in the grasses and mudflats near the "protected wilderness"...within 18 months...(they were 3 years apart in age)
My fibroids have become humongous to where having a child would be dangerous and the locals look down on this as me being against "procreation"...Hmmm ...I know way too many people with breast and prostate cancer. Coincidence? Thanks for the feedback. Too many negatives outweigh the few positives....
I know it! I have several companion parrots, and two of my parakeets have died of cancer since I came here. While I understand that tumors are common in these birds, one was only two years old, and both were in excellent health when I came here four years ago. As far as procreation goes, We are out of space and resources. There are too many idiots having kids, that can't provide a enriched environment for them. China has the right idea! I had old paint cans to dispose of, and nobody had a clue as to where I could bring them for safe disposal, so I can just imagine what has been dumped here over the decades.
BlackSally

Bath, ME

#22 May 5, 2008
Maybe your negativity gave your dogs cancer? Perhaps you should move to a state better suited to you, I hear New Jersey is nice......
AwayGerl wrote:
Our young sporting dogs died of mysterious quick moving cancers during our time living here-- drinking filtered water and frolicking in the grasses and mudflats near the "protected wilderness"...within 18 months...(they were 3 years apart in age)
My fibroids have become humongous to where having a child would be dangerous and the locals look down on this as me being against "procreation"...Hmmm ...I know way too many people with breast and prostate cancer. Coincidence? Thanks for the feedback. Too many negatives outweigh the few positives....

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