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My last thought on the LePage situation.

I have a feeling that if I got into an argument with someone, called them all sorts of names or threatened to kill them, I would expect to be arrested and taken to jail. I would probably be brought up on numerous charges such as harassment, terrorizing and threatening to kill someone. I have a strong feeling that this is what would happen to me. However, I am just an old man, not a governor.

Why do so many people admire Paul.

This morning channel 5 W A B I out of Bangor had the results of yesterdays poll whether Le Page Should resigned. Out of over three thousand people that responded forty nine percent said no. Any one want to comment on why?

I want to share an embarrassing moment.

With Labor Day weekend approaching, we have a lot of summer tourists. I was working at a Community Dinner and a nice out-of-state lady said "I cannot believe what I heard on the news about your Governor." She continued to express her sadness for the people of Maine. A man, who I assume was probably her husband, walked up and said "How can you be sad for the people, they were the idiots that elected him twice." Now, the man had a point. It was a majority of the citizens of Maine that elected him twice. I could not come up with any response so I just kept my mouth shut and disappeared into the crowd.

Just wondering

Just wondering if the Donald paid Michelle royalty so Melania could copy her speech. How ever maybe Michelle was charitable.

CNN and Fox

I watch both CNN and Fox News. Why because Fox is so far right that it gives you a heads up on what is coming. Both were reporting on the shooting in Orlando. Every other statement refereed to the establishment as a gay bar on Fox. CNN never used the word gay. Fox was laying a little cover for the N.R.A. for the extreme religious right and the gay bashing politicians. The sad part is all those righteous conservatives are going to use what happened to justify their dislike for gays and Muslims. Kind of like killing two birds with one stone. The gays had it coming and we should ban all Muslims.

The weather and LePage

I don't know about everyone else but I have had little sun on the cold side and a lot of precipitation. Probably climate change. I am too old to understand the how and why but I trust the scientists. I have also noticed that the Governor has been at his best in this kind of weather. You know refusing to swear in a duly elected representative. Vetoing a bill supported by a majority on both sides of the isle plus a few other issues I won't go into. I realize that some things thrive in a sun less wet cold environment. I may not understand but like climate change I accept it.

Spring in Maine and Republicans

This is just my own opinion and observation. Spring in Maine and Republican have one thing in common. A lot of MUD.

Only in Maine

From reading the newspaper and listening to the news, we have things happening here in Maine. First, it seems our Governor has reminded people that we have constitutional carry laws now. He suggests, that seeing as everyone can carry a gun, everyone should load up and help him with his war on drug dealers. You know, those black people from out-of-state who come here and impregnate our white young women. Now the Governor says that he is not suggesting a vigilante like action along with a "wink-wink." Well, what are you going to do when you cannot buy a guillotine? Secondly, now our Representative, Bruce Poliquin, has introduced a bill to prevent terrorists from getting welfare benefits. To date, this has never happened. Kind of like, several years ago, the woman who introduced a bill to ban bull fighting in Maine. I wonder if Bruce felt he needed to introduce a bill and Paul put him up to it? Oh well, at least we made the national news.

Thoughts on 2016

At my age I no longer make New Years resolution. However this is an election year so I will keep my head down and a close watch to my right because that is where most of the crap comes flying from. Have a great 2016 fellow Democrats.

On Trump, Conservatives and Muslims

For the last few days I have been hearing the comments from the conservative side on the Muslim situation. They range from the mild to not letting Muslims into the country, putting security on mosques, plus registering all Muslims. The extreme was a nice lady from South Carolina who thought we should bomb their homes and families. If we didnít, they would only keep reproducing. Well bless her little heart. As an old man I have seen the U.S. meddle in foreign affairs a little too much in some cases. We have gone the route of regime change and nation building. Also the notion of taking the land and occupying it for the next hundred years, if necessary, also known as an endless war. Nothing has worked so far and we are not safer. It is hard for conservatives to grasp the notion that around fifty countries are predominantly Muslim and about twenty five percent of the world population is Muslim. It would be quite a job to subjugate that many people. I will leave the solution to better minds then mine. I just hope that it wonít be left to Trump and conservatives to decide a solution.
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