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    Boycott Maine Lobster! heh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Smith porter maine View Post
    We her opponents funding is now over 3.5 million, the curse that may hurt is restaurants are threatening to boycott Maine seafood, my favorites were the ones from Texas, Ted Cruz comes to mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky Blue View Post
    Boycott Maine Lobster! heh

    That'll be the day
    what's the difference between maine lobster and nova scotia lobster, besides nova scotia lobster being cheaper at costco?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    what's the difference between maine lobster and nova scotia lobster, besides nova scotia lobster being cheaper at costco?
    Maine is more accented?
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    Fund for her eventual opponent passes $3.6 million.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    what's the difference between maine lobster and nova scotia lobster, besides nova scotia lobster being cheaper at costco?
    You've answered your own question: branding and appellation.

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    Maybe if a California lawmaker does something libs disagree with, they can boycott Napa Valley wines. That'll show 'em!

    Shoot, why stop there? Mitch is from Kentucky. He's at least as culpable as Collins or Trump, if not more so. You can boycott your bourbon and really make your point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    what's the difference between maine lobster and nova scotia lobster, besides nova scotia lobster being cheaper at costco?
    "CANADIAN LOBSTERS

    Canadian Lobsters live in colder waters allowing their shells to get much harder than Maine Lobsters. With their shells being harder the meat from a Canadian Lobster is less sweet and tender. Canadian Lobsters having a harder shell allows for them to survive out of water for 48-72 hours. With Canadian Lobsters having a longer life out of the water most areas that do not have easy access to real Maine Lobsters like Maine Lobster Now does. These areas often choose to buy and sell Canadian Lobster solely for the fact that they can live longer after being caught and distributed. Most lobsters people commonly see at your local grocery store are Canadian Lobsters for that reason. With the Canadian Lobsters commonly sold in your local market/grocery store, this calls for a very high demand of lobsters, whichmeans a large portion of the lobsters that are distributed around the world come from lobster pounds. Pounded Lobsters are not nearly as healthy and carry antibiotics to keep them alive and “healthy”. Ultimately, with all the mentioned differences, Canadian Lobsters are still the same species and the meat of these lobsters can still be juicy and tender if handled correctly. Maine Lobster Now chooses to stick with our local, WILD CAUGHT, Maine Lobsters for almost all our products because that is where our preference lies, but we still just love Lobster. Therefore, we have taken the time to find trustworthy vendors of beautiful Canadian Jumbo Lobsters. These are lobsters that can not be caught in Maine due to the fact they are above the legal size, but we are able to ship these lobsters nationwide live and in the form of tails frozen.
    Canadian Lobstermen do not go out on their boats during the summer months due to the water temperate changing and this being the downtime for their season. Canadian fishermen & distributors often “tube” lobsters and store them to keep them alive, which is not good. When lobsters are “tubed” this means they are stored in a literal tube, not able to grow and the meat inside the lobster decreases the longer it is tubed, basically dwindling away to nothing. For example, you could be ordering a 1.5lb Live Lobster that on average gives approximately half a pound of meat from a healthy Maine Lobster, but a 1.5lb Canadian Tubed Lobster will give you much less than a half pound of meat with a slight price difference and not nearly the tender and juicy meat of its Maine counterpart. Lastly, Canadian Lobsters are often shipped with bait whereas Maine Lobsters are never. Shipping lobsters with bait often leaves an unpleasant fishy smell to the lobsters before being cooked and sometimes even after. We do not use lobsters that have ever been tubed or transported long distances with bait."

    https://www.mainelobsternow.com/blog...dian-lobsters/

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    so canadian lobster is smaller, atrophied, less sweet, tougher, and treated inhumanely

    waiting on response from our canadians
    though they may rightfully be avoiding a thread about the subtle nuances in american politics. . .
    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    "CANADIAN LOBSTERS

    Canadian Lobsters live in colder waters allowing their shells to get much harder than Maine Lobsters. With their shells being harder the meat from a Canadian Lobster is less sweet and tender. Canadian Lobsters having a harder shell allows for them to survive out of water for 48-72 hours. With Canadian Lobsters having a longer life out of the water most areas that do not have easy access to real Maine Lobsters like Maine Lobster Now does. These areas often choose to buy and sell Canadian Lobster solely for the fact that they can live longer after being caught and distributed. Most lobsters people commonly see at your local grocery store are Canadian Lobsters for that reason. With the Canadian Lobsters commonly sold in your local market/grocery store, this calls for a very high demand of lobsters, whichmeans a large portion of the lobsters that are distributed around the world come from lobster pounds. Pounded Lobsters are not nearly as healthy and carry antibiotics to keep them alive and “healthy”. Ultimately, with all the mentioned differences, Canadian Lobsters are still the same species and the meat of these lobsters can still be juicy and tender if handled correctly. Maine Lobster Now chooses to stick with our local, WILD CAUGHT, Maine Lobsters for almost all our products because that is where our preference lies, but we still just love Lobster. Therefore, we have taken the time to find trustworthy vendors of beautiful Canadian Jumbo Lobsters. These are lobsters that can not be caught in Maine due to the fact they are above the legal size, but we are able to ship these lobsters nationwide live and in the form of tails frozen.
    Canadian Lobstermen do not go out on their boats during the summer months due to the water temperate changing and this being the downtime for their season. Canadian fishermen & distributors often “tube” lobsters and store them to keep them alive, which is not good. When lobsters are “tubed” this means they are stored in a literal tube, not able to grow and the meat inside the lobster decreases the longer it is tubed, basically dwindling away to nothing. For example, you could be ordering a 1.5lb Live Lobster that on average gives approximately half a pound of meat from a healthy Maine Lobster, but a 1.5lb Canadian Tubed Lobster will give you much less than a half pound of meat with a slight price difference and not nearly the tender and juicy meat of its Maine counterpart. Lastly, Canadian Lobsters are often shipped with bait whereas Maine Lobsters are never. Shipping lobsters with bait often leaves an unpleasant fishy smell to the lobsters before being cooked and sometimes even after. We do not use lobsters that have ever been tubed or transported long distances with bait."

    https://www.mainelobsternow.com/blog...dian-lobsters/
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    Susan Collins’ comments “laughable”


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    the defining characteristic of the modern conservative is hypocrisy
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    US politics does not know how to spell 'nuance', much less understand the meaning of the word. I guess when everyone carries a firearm, a baseball bat looks subtle.

    As for the mainelobsternow.com blog, I call bulls**t on several points:

    1.) - colder water = harder shells: nup. Catching them later in their molting cycle allows them time to grow harder shells. Molting is triggered by warming water temperatures. We catch them when the water is cold (winter); a hundred miles away in Maine, they are caught year-round, but mostly in summer (warm water).

    2.) - most Canadian lobsters come from lobster pounds: nup. Lobsters are caught, their claws banded on the boat to prevent them from injuring each other (remove these before putting the lobster in the pot unless you like the taste & smell of boiled rubber bands), put in plastic tote boxes that hold a couple of dozen each (they curl up together in the corners in jumbles like they do in rock crevices in the ocean), and put in circulated sea-water live wells in the boats for transport to shore. When they arrive in the boat's home port, the totes are transferred to lobster 'cars' (floating docks that have submerged holding areas) where they are held until the truck comes to get them - usually a few days, but sometimes up to a week or two, depending on weather and market demand. While in the lobster car, they are flushed twice daily with fresh seawater as the tides ebb and flow. Every lobster port that I know of (and I think I am pretty well informed about this industry) is in rural areas where there is little human population, minimal shore-side agriculture, and no heavy industry, so there is no pollution in the waters that the lobsters stay in. I have never heard of antibiotics being introduced into lobster crates or cars in Nova Scotia. I can show you pictures of lobsters in crates, in cars, in harbours, in Maine, just like here in Nova Scotia.

    3.) All Canadian lobsters are caught in the wild, just like Maine lobsters.

    4.) Lobsters are 'tubed' for long-distance transport to protect them from damage. They are not stored in the tubes for any longer than it takes to put them in the tube and transport them. There are different size tubes for different size lobsters. Tubing is not popular with fishermen or distributers because the tubes are expensive, and only done when absolutely necessary. Tubing was developed for transporting lobsters by air freight, and is not done very much for road transport unless going very long distances, such as to Hell.

    5.) Tubing does not cause weight loss in lobsters, starvation does. If your fish market or restaurant has kept lobsters in that green-tinged tank for too long without feeding them, they starve. Some distributers prefer to ship lobsters with food ("bait") when transport times are long rather than allowing them to starve and lose weight.

    What mainelobsternow.com has done in the posted "infomercial" is to vilify their competition with misinformation to make their product seem somehow better, fresher, healthier, humane. The Canadian Maritime Provinces are the largest supplier of lobsters in the world, and the area that I live in (and make a large portion of my income from), Lobster Management District 33 and 34, is by far the largest producer of that supply. We did not come by that status by supplying poor-quality, un-healthy, ill-treated product.

    What a load of crap.
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    Prepping just in case the boycott... poor man’s lobster.

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    Ted - I might even try that sometime.
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    Y’all know there’s a tool/utensil for forming cod into ‘fake’ scallops?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    Y’all know there’s a tool/utensil for forming cod into ‘fake’ scallops?
    Did not know. Does the cod stick or fall apart?

    Please post photos of the cod lobster. Right now I am stuck on old bay seasoning with cod.
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    Thing is lobster and crab are often cheaper than fresh cod these days. And if I have a nice piece of cod its gonna end up as fish n chips washed down with Guinness.
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    Oh, and in the Deep South, its Zatarans or Tony Chacheres instead of Old Bay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    the defining characteristic of the modern conservative is hypocrisy
    That's wrong. The defining characteristic of the modern conservative is weakness, timidity and lack of conviction. Hypocrisy is much further down the list. Be that as it may, Collins is none of these things, really. She has more spine (and has just proved it) than almost any other "conservative" out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    Thing is lobster and crab are often cheaper than fresh cod these days. And if I have a nice piece of cod it’s gonna end up as fish n chips washed down with Guinness.
    Don't know about cod, but halibut is often cheaper here than dungeness crab, and always cheaper than lobster.
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    "Y’all know there’s a tool/utensil for forming cod into ‘fake’ scallops?"

    It's called a 'cookie cutter', and skate makes better fake scallops than cod.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky Blue View Post
    That's wrong. The defining characteristic of the modern conservative is weakness, timidity and lack of conviction. Hypocrisy is much further down the list. Be that as it may, Collins is none of these things, really. She has more spine (and has just proved it) than almost any other "conservative" out there.
    No, it’s hypocracy. And Collins is as big a spineless hypocrite as they come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenBauer View Post
    No, it’s hypocracy. And Collins is as big a spineless hypocrite as they come.
    If she voted the way you wanted she'd be lionized in here until the end of days. We already saw that movie here with McCain. No one is deceived now.

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    Her vote in this case was not the hypocritical part of her character.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky Blue View Post
    If she voted the way you wanted she'd be lionized in here until the end of days. We already saw that movie here with McCain. No one is deceived now.
    Sorry she just caved you don't often hear bad publicity about her, it's now everyplace here spineless is the local term.

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    She's quoted in the Portland Press Herald interview as follows: “I find it extraordinary that certain groups are now targeting me when I’ve been their advocate here in Washington for 22 years,” Collins said. “My voting record clearly shows that.”

    If she truly found it 'extraordinary' I would say she's either extremely obtuse or close to senile.
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    Completely out of touch. Bigly sad.

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    Super hypocrite, first blasts dark money groups then takes payout from one as thanks for Kavanaugh vote: https://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...=.c607e76e3a1c

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