Hate to break it to ya Paulie, but the folks with the "set" that you describe are looooong gone .... and are replaced with whining, me! me! me!, rich, spoiled liberals. We are NOWHERE NEAR the state we were during the revolution -- our ancestors are turning in their graves in disgust as I type! The few with the set are fighting in Iraq & Afghanistan .....
....and it sure would be nice if I could spend all day fighting for my right to ride, buuuuuuuuuuut..................... my BILLS ARE SO GOD DAMNED HIGH THAT I HAVE TO WORK EVERY MINUTE OF MY LIFE TO AFFORD TO LIVE and therefore I HAVE NOT ONE MINUTE OF TIME! Do you understand what I'm getting at?????? See why I HATE MA???????????????
Everyone I know around here has moved to FL or elsewhere & have no desire to come back! I have one friend that did & tries to get me to move there every day! If I wasn't married, I'd be gonzo....
This state USED to be great .... until people started making money hand over fist. Now the once blue collar neighborhoods are overrun with yuppies in 4,000 sq ft hip roof colonials. They have no clue what it's like to hunt, fish, ride off-road or any of that. Husband goes to work out in Paulie's 'hood & brings home 6 figures & builds a mansion in the middle of a blue collar development - then invites all his buddies ... then they invite their buddies ...... the wife sits on the couch all day (when not out spending $$$ at the yuppie mall that was built on my old trails ....) & cries at all the PETA commercials, & all the other liberal causes that get plastered across the TV set during the day. SO ...... these are the people VOTING in MA -- the rest of us have to work for a living ....... THAT is what has changed in the last 25 years.
Sure, you could argue that the off-road community has screwed themselves by being irresponsible .... that's what the libs say. I say people have just become PUSSIES - every little noise makes them freak out & call the cops. People are just spoiled. Some people enjoy different modes of entertainment. But the main cause of all this is there are just TOO MANY PEOPLE!!! The libs want to keep letting illegal immigrants in & sit back & do nothing about it while every aspect of our lives gets overburdened (school overcrowding, healthcare, traffic, etc.).
I agree - it's really NOT that bad if you look at it from a historical, geographical or from a crime perspective -- AZ had waaaay more car & general thefts. But the bottom line is MOST people here -- NOT all -- are just liberal saps. Sheep that will follow Obama & the Kennedy's wherever that slime trail will lead. You won't find ANY of that out here in my neighborhood, thankfully.
I'm willing to bet you haven't lived anywhere else Paulie - I can tell. Otherwise You'd agree with me!
Seeing that your so concerned about my "set", why don't you grow your own & live in the country ...move out of that congested cesspool & live off the land, make your own way, maybe enjoy a blast on an ATV?
If & when the *censored* hits the fan, the cities will be the first to go down hard. Ever try driving through a city in a blizzard? Just imagine if everyone's life was at stake ..... GRIDLOCK central! Have fun!