Friday, July 18, 2008

The Post of Lists, Take Two

Christopher Cooper, a columnist for the Wiscasset Newspaper, weighed in this week on the conflict between Pike Industries and some of its neighbors.

In his
column, which can fairly be described as an eye-burning rant, Mr. Cooper laments Idexx's apparent disdain for mud, dust, concrete, stone, pickaxes, shovels, hammers, wrenches, grease, grunt, and Mom's apple pie. And he complains thusly about Westbrook's possible preference for good-paying biotech jobs:

Good God, what a turn we have taken in how few decades since the frontier
closed. We are not only getting more stupid by the day, less well-read or even
interested in reading, more inclined to vote for an idiot or a jerk or a crook
or a straddler, we are getting lame and weak and soft and afraid of real work
and real things and real life.

Talk amongst yourselves.
- John C.L. Morgan

(Disclosure: My stupid, illiterate, lame, weak, soft, and fearful wife is employed by Idexx.)

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