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Purveyor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:28 PM
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US Labor Dept. Wants Maine To Reimburse Gov't For Taking Down Mural Honoring Workers
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON If the governor of Maine won't display a mural depicting the state's labor history, the U.S. Department of Labor wants a refund of any federal money that paid for it.

A senior Labor Department official says Maine Gov. Paul LePage's decision to remove the art work from state offices does not comply with terms of a federal grant that paid for most of the mural's $60,000 cost. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to freely discuss the matter.

The demand for reimbursement was made Monday in a letter to state officials. The letter was obtained by The Associated Press.



Read more: http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/story/cfb6aa0422... /
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shraby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:38 PM
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1. That is what is called poetic justice?
Probably why he got the letter that was posted earlier from several republicans.
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:10 PM
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47. Artistic justice, anyway
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nykym Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:40 PM
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2. Well...I guess Actions
do have consequences!
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Shadowflash Donating Member (180 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:44 PM
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3. Good
K&R
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mimitabby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:04 PM
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4. love it.
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bluecoat_fan Donating Member (118 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:51 PM
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5. ha ha
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mwb970 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:56 PM
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6. What a dumb, petty thing LePage did.
This is "Freedom Fries" all over again. It's amazing how stupid republicans can be. And how focused on symbols over substance.
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Auntie Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:04 PM
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8. I don't know how the good people in Maine ever voted for this stupid fool
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Po_d Mainiac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:59 PM
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22. cuzz they ain't all good ... 38% +/- are freekin stupid
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MrMickeysMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 12:02 AM
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55. Are you sure they're not just asleep?
... Like the fools in my state of Pennsylvania are?

Copping big Z's here in the inability to wake the fuck up until it's too fucking late.
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kag Donating Member (548 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:44 PM
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19. Well said. n/t
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drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:02 PM
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7. LePage is such an assclown.
Didn't he check with his legal advisers before ordering this?
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 08:39 AM
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58. We learned from Bush years how valuable Rethug legal advisors are.
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Roy Rolling Donating Member (762 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:04 PM
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9. details
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 03:05 PM by Roy Rolling
Now it is revealed the mural complaint was from an anonymous fax signed "A Secret Admirier" who said the mural was like North Korean propaganda. Let me suggest one thing to Governor Thick-headed: "CALLER I.D."

I find it incredulous that they are so stupid in the governor's office to act on an "anonymous fax" and also refuse to find out where the fax call originated.

This getting dumber and dumber . . .
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matt819 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:22 PM
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16. I think this calls for an investigation
All kidding aside, you have to ask yourself what other actions this governor is taking based on nothing more than anonymous faxes. Imagine the kind of havoc you could wreak if you based your actions on anonymous faxes or unidentified callers or unproven sources. Oh, yeah, that's been done. I believe a certain GWB declared war on Iraq based on the word of non-validated intelligence sources with axes to grind. Good thing a governor can't declare war. I suppose he could declare war on New Hampshire, but would you take a chance on a state whose motto is Live Free or Die.
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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:14 PM
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27. We should start a Secret Admirer fax campaign
and flood his office saying while we secretly admire him, we still think his actions were very Nazi-like. I'm sure that will reverse his decision and the mural will be reinstated immediately. I'm sure.










I better include this: :sarcasm:
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matt819 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:27 PM
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30. Brilliant
Sarcasm or not, I like the idea. Hey, if that's all it takes to get stuff done, the sky's the limit.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:55 PM
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44. Tell him he'd look more presidential if he got a nose job and cheek implants.
I've never even seen him. But clearly, he's easy to mess with.
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drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:03 PM
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24. I doubt that it was from an anonymous caller.
Probably they just don't want to say which campaign contributor requested it.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:18 PM
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29. No more calls, please! drm604 is our winnah! nt
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xxqqqzme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:07 PM
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25. anonymous secret admirer
karl rove.
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Maine-ah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:52 PM
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38. that was revealed in the original story.
when it broke.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:52 PM
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43. Did he send it to himself?
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:16 PM
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49. Looks like he told his wife to call in?
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 08:45 AM
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59. Story 1 was he acted on a single anonymous complaint. Story 2 was several businesses complained.
Guess we're back to Story 1?
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Sherman A1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:07 PM
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10. This comes under the technical term of
ooopps! :rofl:
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corpseratemedia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:07 PM
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11. I thought something like this would happen, i mean, the govt. paid through a grant
for the mural, HE decided to take down a mural the govt. decided/bought/paid would be hung there.

He doesn't even know how his own govt. is run, he ends up wasting a ridiculous amount of taxpayer money.....what a FOOL
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NCcoast Donating Member (114 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:11 PM
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12. LePage won't mind a bit
Bankrupting government is what these guys are all about. They'll pay the money and fire another public employee or reduce funding on something useful. You can't win. The only thing you can do is vote them out. Wake up Maine.
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:17 PM
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14. No he won't because the taxpayers in Maine will end up paying
for the governor's stupidity.
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RedCloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:12 PM
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13. Stop the presses! US Labor dept doing something FOR the working people!
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 03:12 PM by RedCloud
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RayStar Donating Member (195 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:19 PM
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15. AMEN
It it past time for the federal government to fight against these heartless rethuglicans!
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:31 PM
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17. Very clever. If ya wanna get to a republican, take their money.
LePage just got beat as well as humiliated and this will stick in his craw forever.

Yes.
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itsnotaboutu Donating Member (34 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:15 PM
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35. LePage should....
have to pay for the whole cost out of his own pocket :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :nopity: :hurts:
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Maineman Donating Member (411 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:42 PM
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18. Hurray for the Feds
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LupinSansei72 Donating Member (26 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:47 PM
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20. a $60,000 "Whoops"!
That's what the jerkoff gets for acting so damn stupid :evilgrin:
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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:55 PM
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21. hehe
he's a complete and total asshole and i'm glad he's feeling some pain from his stupid hateful decisions.
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ctsnowman Donating Member (58 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:00 PM
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23. This makes me very happy.
Thanks.
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Po_d Mainiac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:09 PM
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26. GOP senators call out LePage in Op-Ed
Eight Republican Senators are criticizing Gov. Paul LePage openly for making demeaning comments about members of the public, and they are urging him to take a more civil tone.

The senators have attached their names to an opinion column that will run in the Morning Sentinel and several other newspapers on Monday.

The column states that the senators feel to compelled to express their "dismay and discomfort" with the tone and with some of LePage's remarks.

MORE AT LINK

http://www.onlinesentinel.com/news/gop-senators-chastis...
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abq e streeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:14 PM
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28. 60K (or more?)... just shave a few more bucks off some program that helps poor people
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 04:15 PM by abq e streeter
Problem solved...
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flor-de-jasmim Donating Member (260 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:36 PM
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31. Reimbursement misses the point, but I suppose it's SOMETHING...
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whistler162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:37 PM
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32. Did Governor whosamjingle of NJ start this way?
$60,000 here $2 million there soon you are talking about real money.
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iemitsu Donating Member (524 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:51 PM
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33. he should be forced to pay the bill
from his own pocket.
then he might decide it was a good thing to be a responsible citizen.
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mainegreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:05 PM
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34. I lol'd when I heard this.
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Lint Head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:15 PM
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36. Excellent!!
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:23 PM
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37. BWAHAHA! Except the nutjob will bill the taxpayers for that and scream Obama oppression!
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Ky Wildcat Donating Member (2 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:56 PM
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39. About time the feds say something
It just makes me sick that this issue hasn't gotten more attention from the 'liberal media.' It just shows how we really are witnessing a war on workers.

I hope they get 10x the money back that it cost.
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pam4water Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:28 PM
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40. They took down the story :(
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roxiejules Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:08 PM
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41. Different link, same story
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deminks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:19 PM
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42. Rec # 100!
Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet. There are always consequences, n'est-ce pas?
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:07 PM
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45. I wonder what he plans to replace it with...
Maybe something glorifying Ebenezer Scrooge and Durham's Pure Leaf Lard?
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MasonJar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:20 PM
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46. Good for the feds. That should increase the governor's popularity
exponentially.
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:14 PM
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48. How about penalties for destruction of public property?
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:18 PM
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50. So LePage's pettiness is costing the taxpayers of Maine
hear that, teabagging fools?
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James48 Donating Member (517 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:23 PM
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51. Boycott Maine Tourism until the put it back up
and register your displeasure here:

http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/Boycott-Maine...

Tell the State Dept of Tourism you won't come to Maine until the Mural is back up.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:35 PM
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52. BRING BACK OUR SHIT YOU BASTARDS!
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Ruricolous1 Donating Member (10 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:36 PM
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53. Reminds me of this image....


Taliban Destroys Ancient Buddha Statues March 21, 2001

* The Taliban begins blowing up two giant stone Buddhas of Bamiyan (ancient statues carved into an Afghan mountainside, which are considered priceless treasures).
* They face great international condemnation in response, but no longer seem to be courting international recognition.

Link

peace
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MrMickeysMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 12:01 AM
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54. What an asshole LePage is... unbelievable
Telling people to kiss his but and thumbing his nose to what labor is... He's a confused motherfucker.

He thinks very little of labor, or for that matter, any human being that isn't a fascist. What the hell is wrong with the voting public in these states (mine included)?

Hey, I have an idea... let's see if the states who allowed shits like this in the capital can compete in the number of recall signatures. Ready, set, petition!
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democrank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 06:38 AM
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56. Anti-labor.
It`s all the rage in many circles.
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 07:26 AM
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57. Was the mural destroyed, or just removed? -nt
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Corruption Winz Donating Member (581 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 08:53 AM
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60. Knowing LePage's type....
He'd rather place the mural back up then give them a dime. Petty bastard.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 09:08 AM
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61. YES!
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david_vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 09:24 AM
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62. Attention everyone: anonymous faxing is illegal
Faxing of a "spam" nature, anonymous faxing, etc. is a felony. Whoever sent the complaint fax committed a felony, and the FCC should investigate.
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Lifelong Protester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 09:33 AM
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63. Yes, US LABOR DEPARTMENT!!! Shouting so they can hear me
Edited on Tue Apr-05-11 09:33 AM by Lifelong Protester
Time to get involved, maybe???

I know a lot of us have thought that fed involvement was 'undesirable' in a lot of the state battles as it would take the focus off the local workers, but I think they could at least make some 'off stage' rumbles now and again, don't you??
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TownDrunk2 Donating Member (29 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 12:01 PM
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64. So the repugs can get things done quickly if they sense sadistic pleasure huh
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 12:20 PM
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65. Kicked and recommended.
Thanks for the thread, Purveyor.
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