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Comments for: Roxanne Quimby makes national top 100 largest landowners list

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  • Anonymous

    Too bad she does not let people view and use her land (before you say it, yes I know it is her land and she can do what she wants with it). Now if only she was like Gov. Baxter and his insight, and forsight.

    • This Charming Man

      Much of her land, she allows the public to use.

      But I agree, Governor Baxter was an amazing visionary, and his model has worked in Maine; but he spent literally DECADES buying the land around Katahdin to make his vision happen, despite a TOTAL lack of public and political support.  Nobody wanted to help him.  What he did was remarkable, stubborn, and amazingly generous.  And I don’t remember learning about ANYTHING about him in school !

      And people weren’t happy about it.  And it wasn’t really complete until near the end of his life.

      I don’t see Quimby as much different, I just wish she’d ADD to the Baxter State Park vision.  

      It’s an amazing vision, costs the state NOTHING, and is a piece of Maine history we should be more proud of.

      • Anonymous

        BIG difference !

         One of the more important aspects of Baxter’s vision was his unwillingness to allow this jewel of the forestlands to fall into the hands of the federal government.
         Unlike Roxanne Quimby, who, is encouraging federal take over and nationalization of the northern forest.

        • Anonymous

          But she “Promised” to let us use our sleds on it~~~~~~~~

      • Anonymous

         So you don’t think Quimby buying up private land and turning it over to the FED will cost anything to the people of Maine?  We won’t figure the loss of property taxes the private owners paid to the towns when the land goes Federal right?  And Federal rules and Regs are so lenient and user friendly.  Take a look at the western states under Federal rule.  This is not a good thing at all, losing local control.  I wouldn’t buy anything with her name associated to it, the last thing I want to do is support her agenda. 

      • Anonymous

        I am not sure about that, there are a lot of gates on her land if she allows public use. Baxter was indeed a visionary, but he wanted people to enjoy his land. Sometimes I believe a lot of people take the phrase “forever wild” out of context. Gov. Baxter even took his dog into the park, their were no gates till after he passed away. He wanted hunting in certain parts of the park, although those in charge are making it more difficult to do this. He did not even want his family involved, I believe those in charge really need to read the Deeds of Trust with an open minde. They destroyed Katahdin Stream, they did the same with Abol. They destroyed pristined camps. They now charge a fee for Maine residents under the guise of an administrative fee to resever a space ahead of time. Their is a big differnce between the two. Gov. Baxter also did not the Federal Government involved. Baxter Park has millions of dollars. I think the Governor would be appalled the way Buzz and Bizzell have done.

      • This Charming Man

        I think the comments and the “likeds” prove my point.

        I doubt any of you would have liked Baxter’s vision at the time either.

        And no, I don’t think turning it over to the Fed is a great idea, but I also don’t think doing nothing at all is anything to be proud of, either.

        • Anonymous

          What do you mean “doing nothing”?

          We have our park now !

           BQ (before Quimby), all that land was producing the timber and fiber that fuels the wood products industry in this state.
           In addition, BQ, all that land was available for pretty much unlimited access by anyone who wanted to use it.
           Many seem to think that there is a crisis in the Northwoods.
           There is. It’s name is Quimby.

      • Anonymous

        Cost Nothing- BS
        *It will remove more jobs than it creates
        *The few jobs it will create will not even pay a livable wage
        *It will remove access to hunters, atv use, snowmobiles, and logging
        *It has been proven that this will become an ongoing cost on the backs of the taxpayers
        *The air quality mandates that comes with a national park “will” force both of our mills to close, layoff hundreds of workers, collapse mill wood providers, depress area retailers and leave Northern Maine in economic shambles…

        Quimby has Proven Herself to be a lying, blackmailing, threatening, name calling, bitter old shrew, who has no compassion for Mainers…!

        .

        • Anonymous

          they want Northern Maine in economic shambles hoping it will cause a mass exodus. independent, self-reliant people make the Boston/Southern Maine crowd nervous in their wannabe private playground

          • Anonymous

            only problem with that is that we can keep up our fight a lot longer than she can…. :-)

          • Anonymous

            that we can

        •  she was quoted saying all maine people were fat and lazy.

  • Anonymous

    Looks like its time for her “consultant”, Matt Polstein to throw her a big bash to celebrate the occassion.

  • Anonymous

    Anyone ever wonder where the real founder of Burt’s Bees has ended up?

    And, was her land acquisiton mostly under the previous administration in Maine?

  • Anonymous

    You don’t have to put on the red light.

  • Anonymous

    So the ol girl made the top 100 list of land owners, but she is already the top hated person in Maine, even more loathed than Matt Polstein.

    Face it Roxanne, your park is Never Going To Happen….. :-P

    So take your lying, blackmailing, threatening, name calling sorry excuse out of Maine— and take Bubba & Company with you…!

    Hey Matt, how’s business been lately…?

    .

    • Anonymous

      Probably better than your’s…

      • Anonymous

        If you say so

    • Anonymous

       Matt’s business is going really great and you’d know that if you ever got out of town.  If you ever got out of the county, you’d find out that most people like all the people you hate so, whatever you do, don’t take your name calling sorry excuse self out of your region or you might find out that people actually hate you.

      • Anonymous

        Exactly! Spot on.  PhaQit has given up on his/herself and only has hate to spew forth. He/she is a product of living in a bubble for his/her entire life.  So sad. Such a waste of talent considering the he/she has learned to write

        • Anonymous

           Unless someone else is doing the typing…

        • Anonymous

          Some of us can multitask

          • Anonymous

            What’s your multitasking talent?  Rolling doobies with one hand while hen pecking the keyboard with the other?

          • Anonymous

            I’m not the one on drugs that thinks Quimby is ever going to get her park

      • Anonymous

        Not as much as they hate Quimby… :-P

  • Anonymous

    who cares…whats she a celebrity now?

  • Anonymous

    Hey Roxanne, Northern Maine wants to dedicate this song just for you…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IAp0E5pujQ&feature=player_embedded

  • Anonymous

    tree growth progam means you intend to work the forrest Roxie.. Its not a tax write off for the rich.. Your hate for Mainers is Showing by putting the forrest industry at risk. and costing maybe hundreds or even thousands of jobs here in Maine..  money can’t buy you true love. no love in Maine for ya..

  • Anonymous

    I am amazed that being from out of State she knows whats best for Mainers.. Where does your bitterness come from Roxie? I heard there is some land in China for sale, They could sure use a rich enviromentalist in China.. Save China.

  • moog98

    I’d like her to go away. I’d also like people to stop calling her a philanthropist. History has shown that she has only been interested in one thing and thats “furthering the interests and reputation of Roxanne Quimby”… and often at the expense of Maine people. Its sad to see how many people have gotten on her bandwagon because they want some of her money. Her money doesn’t impress me. I’m particularly disappointed in Maine based media and it contributors such as “Maine” magazine for attempting to portray her as a force for good in the state. I’m disgusted.

    On the lighter side. Heres a couple fun facts.. I’m really not making them up.

    If you really know anything about ‘ol Burt. He lived in a little cabin in the woods with a pig. I’d say Roxanne must have seemed like good company if thats what he was used to.

    Burt would also pluck his beard hair and floss his teeth with it. On a similar note I’m glad Roxanne has finally done something about her beard and “upped” her hygiene.

  • Anonymous

    Is it true she commissioned her own Statue?

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

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