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.
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.
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.
Last spring my wife went to the mid-west to attend a graduation . AT O'Hara she meet other people taking the same flight to Portland when they found she lived in Maine the first question was what's with your governor. She sort of slid by the subject and said I won't admit to being a native if I travel again. That was last spring. This morning the front page of the Waterville Sentinel had an article on the governor possibly being reprimanded or even impeached for misuse of power. This little tidbit was followed by a move to subpoena officials at the department of human services. Every day it seems like the governor or his staff has maybe over stepped the line some where. It is really sad when you must explain why your state government is in shambles. What is even harder is to justify why he was elected to a second term.
Tomorrow we will give thank. I wish that before I die I would see a world with out hunger, sickness, war and hatred. I think this is something we all would be thankful for. May you have a wonderful day with the people you hold dear.
In the United States it seems we need a much larger military. It also seems we need more police, prosecutors, judges and prisons. We are involved in military action all over the world. We have the largest per capita prison population in the world. But we still need more. Domestic needs except for corporate tax breaks and subsidies are not affordable. Maybe the above mentioned are the only real need but for some reason I canít understand it. Can anyone explain what I am missing.
This is something I have been thinking about for over a week. I was watching one of the programs on a news channel and the subject was the Benghazi hearings and Hillary Clinton. Was it a legitimate inquiry or a witch hunt? One woman who was definitely strong right was adamant that four people had been killed and someone must be held accountable. The embassy was in a country not known to be stable and this is not the first time one of our embassies has been attacked. My question to the Republicans is how come people in this country are killed and wounded in schools, colleges, churches and such but no one has to be held accountable? To the Republicans it was an act of God and the best answer they have is more guns. For years this is how I describe a Republican and the older I get the more I am sure I am right, self-centered, self-righteous, egotistical hypercritics.
I have read that there have been a high number of motorcycle accidents in Maine this year. A number have resulted in deaths. I road a bike back in the very early sixties on the west coast and I know they are unforgiving. I live on a rural road with a lake a mile away and there is a lot of traffic in the summer. I see many bike riders with only a pair of short and sandals ride by. I know that helmets, boots, gloves and leathers greatly improve the odds of survival from past experience. We have mandatory laws for seat belts for cars so why not a few of the basics for motorcycles? You folks who ride might give me some insight.
Trump continues to draw a large audiences and the angry electorate love him. If you dislike emigrants, welfare, gay people, women's rights or some government rules and regulations then he's your man. The pathetic reality is these people lack the ability to look past what they think they want right now and what the effect will be. I doubt they even comprehend that for every decision there is a consequence and that you will live with the situation you created.