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April 20, 2007 12:16 PM   Subscribe

I Love Vermont
posted by james_cpi (50 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
I like Vermont as a friend, but I may let them get to third base if the state House follows suit.
posted by DU at 12:20 PM on April 20, 2007 [5 favorites]


Coolest state in the union, babe!
(and the goat cheese is hella wonderful!)
posted by Dizzy at 12:21 PM on April 20, 2007


...impeach Bush and Cheney.

If Vermont's House follows, rules written by former President Thomas Jefferson to govern the U.S. House could set impeachment proceedings in motion. According to section 603 of Jefferson's Manual, a state legislature can introduce impeachment charges to Congress.

YAYYY Vermont!
posted by nickyskye at 12:23 PM on April 20, 2007


Sorry to nitpick, but the convention is I LOVERMONT.

I have had this bumper sticker on all the cars I have owned over the past 20 years running.
posted by psmealey at 12:34 PM on April 20, 2007


As long as there's a safety word (cheddar) Vermont can do as it pleases with me.

dreams of strong practical looking women...

May the Northern Kingdom teach us all the way.
posted by French Fry at 12:40 PM on April 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


That YouTube link was awesome. Leahy smash!

Vermont rocks my socks. I'll eat some Ben & Jerry's in celebration.
posted by Sticherbeast at 12:45 PM on April 20, 2007


seen the bumper sticker... but for the links it was better to use two words :)
posted by james_cpi at 12:46 PM on April 20, 2007


Maple candy for everybody!
posted by miss lynnster at 12:46 PM on April 20, 2007


After watching Leahy pummel Gonzales yesterday, I sweat I almost checked for Vermont rentals.
posted by EatTheWeak at 12:50 PM on April 20, 2007


Damn hippies!
posted by ericb at 12:51 PM on April 20, 2007


Gonzales got PWNED.
posted by dazed_one at 12:54 PM on April 20, 2007


Damn... Hippies!
posted by mmahaffie at 12:55 PM on April 20, 2007


Bill Macy couldn't agree more...
posted by basicchannel at 1:04 PM on April 20, 2007


Coolest state in the union, babe!

I thought new mexico did something similar, but it seems that their bill didn't actually make it all the way through.
posted by delmoi at 1:06 PM on April 20, 2007


I thought the convention was I L♥VERMONT
posted by MtDewd at 1:12 PM on April 20, 2007


Free Vermont!

(with purchase of second Vermont of equal or lesser size)
posted by briank at 1:13 PM on April 20, 2007


I liked the part of the video where Leahy made that really angry old guy noise.

Good Work Vermont, keep being awesome and beardy and smelling like woodsmoke.
posted by Divine_Wino at 1:14 PM on April 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


Though a flatlander, Vermont has a very special place in my heart. I miss it and I love it. Even moreso now.
posted by absalom at 1:17 PM on April 20, 2007


Listen to Leahy talk about Attorney General of the United States versus Attorney General of the President (direct realplayer link)
posted by phaedon at 1:26 PM on April 20, 2007


Ben & Jerry's ice cream for everybody!
posted by thanotopsis at 1:31 PM on April 20, 2007


I've always liked it, but now I LOVE Vermont.

Thank you.

(a grateful Canadian)
posted by Artful Codger at 1:31 PM on April 20, 2007


I'm feeling really optimistic today, first time in a long time. At the end of the clip I linked above, after Leahy wraps up his closing comments, people start singing...

"Sha-na-na-na... Sha-na-na-na... Gon-za-les... Gooooood-byeeee!!"
posted by phaedon at 1:33 PM on April 20, 2007


The Leahy video is from mid-January. I haven't been able to find any evidence that the promised briefing ever occurred; however, it's notable that even after his chewing-out, Gonzales insisted on keeping Arar on the watch list.

but yeah, VT is OK.
posted by phooky at 1:52 PM on April 20, 2007


You'll never convince me Leahy wasn't the old guy in 'Fargo'.
posted by rough at 2:07 PM on April 20, 2007


I thought the convention was I L♥VERMONT

I think, having gotten drunk many times there over the years, that works just as well.
posted by psmealey at 2:20 PM on April 20, 2007


Doonesbury last week was particularly good on the impeachment question, and got a few good licks in on our crappy news media besides.
posted by hwestiii at 2:24 PM on April 20, 2007


Yeah, yeah.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 2:33 PM on April 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


On behalf of Vermont, my home, we love you, too Metafilter.
posted by kellygreen at 3:31 PM on April 20, 2007


I'm the only one who loves Vermont. All you other posers can go to hell! I love Vermont, maaan. I love her more than anyone! I love her so much that she blocked me on Facebook, out of jealousy, and had a restraining order put on me because she was afraid of real love man. Vermont's a spiteful, hurtful bitch who ain't good for nobody, goddammit. Nobody! Maine, if you see her say hi for me. Come on, man! She's confused! Please, Maine!
posted by jimmythefish at 3:52 PM on April 20, 2007 [3 favorites]


Massachooosetts can and will kick little ol' Maine's lobstery ass back to Canada.
{NOT STATIST}
posted by Dizzy at 3:57 PM on April 20, 2007


Maine, if you see her say hi for me. Come on, man! She's confused! Please, Maine!

Anyone Maine runs into should check their drink for Rohypnol.
posted by Mayor Curley at 3:57 PM on April 20, 2007


I went on a blind date with Maryland once, in college;
woke up with crabs.
posted by Dizzy at 4:11 PM on April 20, 2007 [2 favorites]


Vermont has lost more of her children in Iraq per capita than any other state.
posted by Saucy Intruder at 4:28 PM on April 20, 2007


Massachooosetts can and will kick little ol' Maine's lobstery ass back to Canada.

Well, we used to own their lobstery ass!

After the British pushed the French out of Maine (aka Acadia) and north into the Canadian Maritimes in the 17th. century, Maine was under British control. After a couple of land grant patents it became part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Maine was granted statehood in 1820 as part of the Missouri Compromise.
posted by ericb at 4:41 PM on April 20, 2007


I went on a blind date with Maryland once, in college; woke up with crabs.

Brings to mind ye ol' summer camp song...

What Did Delaware?
Oh, what did Delaware, boys? Oh, what did Delaware?
Oh, what did Delaware, boys? Oh, what did Delaware?
Oh, what did Delaware, boys? Oh, what did Delaware?
I ask you now as a personal friend, what did Delaware?

She wore her New Jersey, boys. She wore her New Jersey.
She wore her New Jersey, boys. She wore her New Jersey.
She wore her New Jersey, boys. She wore her New Jersey.
I tell you now as a personal friend, she wore her New Jersey.

Oh, what does Iowa? She weighs a Washington.
Oh, what does Idaho? She hoes her Maryland.
Oh, what does Tennessee? She sees what Arkansas.
Oh, where has Oregon? She's gone to Oklahoma.
Oh, what did Massa-chew? She chewed her Connecti-cud.
Oh, how did Flori-die? She died in Missouri.

What did Delaware, boys?
What did Delaware?
What did Delaware, boys?
What did Delaware?
She wore a brand New Jersey,
She wore a brand New Jersey,
She wore a brand New Jersey,
That's what she did wear.

Why did Cali-phone ya,
Why did Cali-phone?
Why did Cali-phone ya,
Was she all alone?
She phoned to say "Hawaii"
She phoned to say ("How-ah-yee")
She phoned to say "Hawaii"
That's why she did phone.

Where has Oregon, boys,
Where has Oregon?
If you want Alaska,
(I'll-ask-a) where she's gone.
She went to pay her Texas
She went to pay her Texas
She went to pay her Texas,
That's where she has gone.

What did Mississip, boys,
What did Mississip?
What did Mississip, boys,
Through her pretty lips?
She sipped a Minna-soda,
She sipped a Minna-soda,
She sipped a Minna-soda,
That's what she did sip.

How did Wiscon-sin, boys?
She stole a New-brass-key,
Too bad that Arkan-saw, boys,
And so did Tenna-see.
It made poor Flori-die, boys,
It made poor Flori-die, you see,
She died in Missouri, boys,
She died in Missouri!
posted by ericb at 4:48 PM on April 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


ericb, you are the ginchiest!
posted by Dizzy at 5:15 PM on April 20, 2007


I like Vermont as a friend, but I may let them get to third base if the state House follows suit.

This may take some fancy footwork, since the speaker of the House, a Democrat, is dead set against impeachment. The president of the Senate, Peter Shumlin, has his sights set on the governor's office, and was not terribly keen on having this vote, either. But being from the most liberal corner of the state, Brattleboro, he yielded to constituent pressure. Bottom line: I'd be surprised if there's any further action on this.
posted by beagle at 5:35 PM on April 20, 2007


I'm rather partial to Vermont as well.
posted by terrapin at 6:08 PM on April 20, 2007


Terrapin: Statin'?
posted by mmahaffie at 6:45 PM on April 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


Is it wrong that as I drive through the Greens on the way to work I get, "My humps, my humps, my lovely lady lumps..." stuck in my head?

Yeah, prolly.
posted by deCadmus at 7:36 PM on April 20, 2007


We moved to Vermont just under two years ago because after numerous visits it was always hard to leave the land of clear thinking and go back to the rest of the U.S. Some of the best stuff I've seen was at the 4th of July Parade in Warren, VT. I'll apologize for the self link, but here are some pictures. Not the sort of thing you see at a typical patriotic parade.
posted by meinvt at 8:19 PM on April 20, 2007


The Warren 4th of July parade is the thing that I miss most about Vermont.
posted by k8t at 2:28 AM on April 21, 2007


So, Gonzalez is the next red shirt, eh? Let's hurry up and move on to Mr Cheney, please.
posted by chuckdarwin at 3:26 AM on April 21, 2007


I have always been proud to be a Vermonter. I just hope that we can open the eyes of the rest of the country to impeachment hearings.
posted by VTscapes at 2:22 PM on April 21, 2007


Et in Acadia ego.
posted by Sparx at 7:16 PM on April 21, 2007


Fuck Leahy. He talked all tough when he was out of power but now with the gavel in his hand he's acting like a fucking lamb just like every other democrat. If he had any balls he would have cold-cocked Cheney when he told him to fuck off.

Democrats have significant evidence to impeach Bush (he started building up for the war in Iraq before even requesting permission from Congress - that alone is an impeachable offense). Bush/Cheney is the greatest crook in American political history and they refuse to impeach because they're worried about it undermining their chances in '08. Whores the lot of them. No way Bush lasts this long if they weren't.
posted by any major dude at 7:19 PM on April 21, 2007


Ok, I'm a little late to this thread because I work a lot and I was suspect of the title that this might be some sort of tourist BS. But no.

VERMONT AND PROUD, G-DDAMNIT!

We were the first to outlaw slavery, we declared war on Germany BEFORE the bombing of Pearl Harbor (fun fact I learned while playing Trivial Pursuit, oddly enough), we're the first state with civil unions, and now this!

Too bad we're also the only state that has ever had more cows than people *sigh.*

I say "we" and I don't even live there anymore. I was born there though, and that's the most important factor in making a Vermonster. Ask anyone. Howard Dean may have been lieutenant governor for a thousand years, but we'll still point out that he's from Connecticut.

VERMONT FOREVAR!

(I often refer to Vermont as the I.R.V. - the Independent Republic of Vermont and people who are unfamiliar with the peculiarities of the state wonder why. But basically, it's its own country.)
posted by grapefruitmoon at 9:47 PM on April 21, 2007


kick little ol' Maine's lobstery ass
the 4th of July Parade in Warren, VT

I'll say one thing: these three guys from the West Athens, Maine 4th of July parade (30+ years now, and counting) would kick any parade's little ol' ass.
posted by LeLiLo at 9:32 AM on April 27, 2007


MeTa (for future reference).
posted by homunculus at 2:24 PM on May 3, 2007


Reminder to the Vermonters who may still be reading this thread, there's a meetup at jessamyn's on Sunday, May 6.
posted by terrapin at 7:08 PM on May 3, 2007


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