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ohiosmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 02:37 PM
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Kwanzaa celebration canceled in Bangor. Threat to shoot NAACP members. 'Maine should be a white
state.'

By The Associated Press wire report
November 28, 2007 10:13 AM

The Bangor chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has canceled this year's Kwanzaa celebration after a 75-year-old man allegedly threatened to shoot chapter members.

"It has been very scary," said chapter President Joseph Perry of Searsport.

Kendrick Sawyer was named early this month in a civil complaint filed by the hate crimes division of the state attorney general's office.

According to court documents, Sawyer apparently made statements to his doctor at the Togus VA Medical Center that he was "going to shoot any and all black persons that he saw attending a meeting of the NAACP at a church in Bangor." He made similar statements to a Department of Veterans Affairs police officer, who described the encounter with Sawyer as "chilling."

more: http://news.mainetoday.com/updates/019023.html
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 02:40 PM
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1. insert generic southern-redneck-hillbilly bashing comment here
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 02:47 PM
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4. But... Maine is up north...
Granted, kneejerk comments about southerners don't usually tend to involve much forethought... just sayin.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 02:48 PM
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6. doesn't matter...
if this were in GD, you know there'd be dozens of them.
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 03:36 PM
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11. Trust me, northern Maine is plenty backwoods.
Perhaps the ORIGINAL backwoods.

:P
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SacredCow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 02:48 PM
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7. Why bash the south?
We haven't annexed Maine yet.
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 03:42 PM
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15. Thankfully.
:P :P

:hi:
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SacredCow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 05:11 PM
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20. I'll remember that when you're freezing your butt off....
and it's a lovely, mild 60 here!

:P :P :P

:hi:
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 02:44 PM
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2. It only takes one person to ruin what should have been a wonderful time for a lot of people. It's
Edited on Wed Nov-28-07 03:39 PM by GreenPartyVoter
hard to believe that some people can be so full of hate.
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 03:28 PM
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9. Yeah, and the whole state will get a black eye for it.
Unbelievable.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 03:39 PM
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12. True :^(
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 03:41 PM
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14. This is clearly an indication of why Bangor should be the capital of a second state.
Northern Maine. Augusta can stay as capital of Southern Maine.

Or maybe we should just ask Canada to absorb us.

/jesting

:P :P
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:13 PM
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21. Yeah, but then Bangor would put in a toll road at the border.
Besides, that gives them all the North Woods. :P
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 02:46 PM
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3. Maine?
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 02:48 PM
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5. There's crazies everywhere.
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crim son Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 02:49 PM
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8. Whoa, I hadn't heard that.
Bangor is a pretty white town, but less so than it was a decade ago. I must say I'm surprised the the overt racism, but more surprised by the decision to cancel the event.
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 03:36 PM
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10. News to fucktards: Maine IS a white state.
Edited on Wed Nov-28-07 03:40 PM by WritingIsMyReligion
Statistically speaking, of course, though there's some diversity in Portland, Bangor, Lewiston, and a smidgeon of others. You'd think we were about to be swamped by dem theah illegear aleiuhns an' darkies.

In terms of numbers alone, they pose almost no threat to you. That should make you think, even if you don't want to tolerate these practices.

My state! The stupid! It burns!

From Wikipedia: Maine is second only to New Hampshire in the percentage of French Americans among U.S. states. It also has the largest percentage of non-Hispanic whites of any state and the highest percentage of current French-speakers. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maine#Demographics
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 03:40 PM
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13. Sad, eh? Yet some are convinced that we are being overrun
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 03:44 PM
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16. We could use a little more diversity, not less.
We can hardly get less than what we have now.

Dumbasses.
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mainegreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 04:22 PM
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17. We're Wonderbread!!
Even here in the heart of 'diverse Maine' everyone is still pretty much white.

Back home in Oxford county where I grew up the only non-white people where the couple who owned the Chinese restaurant.
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 04:24 PM
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18. Wasn't this the plot for Stephen King's Insomnia?
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 04:31 PM
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19. This proves that Mer'ka is safer against terrist threats
If you're Caucasian, anyway.

They're trying to get an injunction. Ooooo, harsh!

:patriot:

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