Its own little third world country. Most of the best jobs are to be found in fast food, digging clams and blood worms or agriculture.
All real industry has left except for the dieing paper industry. Most local telephone books have 10 surnames that make up 90% of the directory. Maine is wicked "white". Wages are so low here that immigrant labor stays away. Which is to bad because the gene pool is very shallow here. It is difficult to get a DNA conviction here due to the fact that most of the DNA is the same. Also all of the bizarre incest stories you have heard about Maine are all true. York County had the highest child molestation rate in the nation (large population of lobstermen). The summer people like to say its "Gods Country" but they fail to understand that he doesn't spend the winter. Don't get sick here, the local doctors and hospitals will kill you for your organs. Medivac to Boston is your only hope. Education in Maine. What a fucking joke! You pay peanuts you get monkeys. 25% drop out rate and 20% pregnancy rate and less than 5% college graduation rate is standard state wide. There is a lot of home schooling, it makes it easier to molest your own kids.
I have been here for 30 years and I am leaving.
incest, dna, poor, Maine,
as a kid from maine, I'll say I kinda like it. Sure I love moxie, but so should you. Portland is a sweet city. It has more resturants/bars/pubs/club-ish things then you would ever be able to visit in a lifetime. Also, the ocean is wicked (yes I know) awesome. For instance you can go sailing around and chill beaches.
If you can't be pro-active enough to find stuff, or hate the outdoors, its not for you. Just let me know if maine has ever caused a problem to anyone else. Seriously, do you have a blueberry alergy or something?
Its 75 and sunny all day in the summer, and you just go ski in the winter.
If you like the ocean, Maine is the place to be. For all you morons who consider incest to be a popular thing in Maine, grow the hell up, you find that stuff everywhere. Just like you find "white trash" everywhere. And who are you to consider who is white trash anyways?
I don't have an example.
A state with a population of just over a million people, visited by tourists year after year, their only goal is to piss off the natives, The person above has no idea what he is talking about because Maine is acutally a very expensive state to life in.
Maine, worth a visit, worth a lifetime.
Maine, now you've seen it, go home you tourist!
A state that everyone trashes on; One that has horrible education budgets, yet still has some of the best public schools in the country. Lots of people smoke and drink... I live in Maine so stop trashing it!
Get out of Maine you effing tax raisers... Now.
The friggin best place in the world! Wicked sick. It's the most Eastern state in the U. S.
Living in Maine can make you wicked awesome ;]
Actually, Maine is an extremely expensive state. I don't know why ya'll is hatin' on it, it's one of the best places to live and it's not that boring. When people read this about Maine they're going to think all of us are hillbillies and that we marry our cousins! Thats not true! Maine has inner-cities too, but not quite like New York City or Las Angeles..but it has its share. It has beautiful summers that last more than 2 weeks and the best falls.
Uh, I don't have an example.
a place where being in the top ten percent of your highschool class is the same as being in the top ten people.....people still don't believe me when i said my graduating class was 113 people.
a place where you can drive for fifty miles, go through the center of town in a minute and a half and then drive another fifty miles before you see another traffic light...
down in Ellsworth we joke that if any more tourists come visit Bar Harbor for the Fourth of July, the whole island (Mount Desert Island) is going to sink.
Yes = Ayuh (eye-ya)
pizza and soda = pizzer and soder