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Mon Mar 12, 2018, 04:12 PM

Maine candidate calls Florida teen activist a skinhead lesbian

Source: Portland Press Herald

A state House candidate from Sabattus leveled insults and criticism at two students who survived the shooting at a Florida high school last month.

Leslie Gibson, the only declared candidate for House District 57, took to Twitter to call one student a “skinhead lesbian” and to denounce another as a “bald faced liar.”

The comments have stirred up some people in Democratic ranks, but so far nobody has emerged to take on Gibson.

“I wish I knew someone who could get into this race,” said Pat Fogg, a Democratic organizer in Greene. “That sort of stupidity really turns people off.”

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Read more: https://www.pressherald.com/2018/03/12/maine-house-candidate-from-sabattus-calls-activist-teens-from-florida-a-skinhead-lesbian-and-another-a-bald-faced-liar/



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Reply Maine candidate calls Florida teen activist a skinhead lesbian (Original post)
jpak Mar 2018 OP
poboy2 Mar 2018 #1
world wide wally Mar 2018 #24
NurseJackie Mar 2018 #40
marble falls Mar 2018 #2
bucolic_frolic Mar 2018 #3
argyl Mar 2018 #5
murielm99 Mar 2018 #34
argyl Mar 2018 #4
christx30 Mar 2018 #16
Ferrets are Cool Mar 2018 #6
GeorgeGist Mar 2018 #7
iluvtennis Mar 2018 #8
Hekate Mar 2018 #13
dchill Mar 2018 #22
Hekate Mar 2018 #25
iluvtennis Mar 2018 #29
radliberal Mar 2018 #9
colsohlibgal Mar 2018 #11
world wide wally Mar 2018 #26
JustABozoOnThisBus Mar 2018 #37
oberliner Mar 2018 #10
Shipwack Mar 2018 #19
Lucky Luciano Mar 2018 #31
RandomAccess Mar 2018 #12
JI7 Mar 2018 #14
Vinca Mar 2018 #15
jpak Mar 2018 #17
True Blue American Mar 2018 #18
amb123 Mar 2018 #20
MarianJack Mar 2018 #21
sinkingfeeling Mar 2018 #23
riversedge Mar 2018 #27
riversedge Mar 2018 #28
backtoblue Mar 2018 #30
ancianita Mar 2018 #32
blue-wave Mar 2018 #33
jcmaine72 Mar 2018 #35
PatrickforO Mar 2018 #36
Initech Mar 2018 #38
Nitram Mar 2018 #39

Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 04:13 PM

1. Damn...somebody run against this POS. -nt

 

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Response to poboy2 (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 07:02 PM

24. Yes! +1,000,000

Run a dog or cat...or a fucking moose!

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Response to poboy2 (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 10:07 AM

40. There must be SOMEONE who can take-down this POS! He looks like a shady car salesman...

... and his Twitter avatar is a pirate skull (looks like) ... what message is he trying to send?

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 04:17 PM

2. There's got to be someone who votes and never been arrested in Maine House District 57!

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 04:18 PM

3. To anyone who thinks rednecks are only a Southern phenomenon

in rurals areas, they just Yankees by another name

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 04:20 PM

5. Same asshole attitude, different accents.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 12:30 AM

34. She have Midwestern rednecks, too. nt

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 04:18 PM

4. I figured this was coming. Smearing these kids whove been through hell.

Kinda surprised someone beat Trump to it.

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Response to argyl (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 05:24 PM

16. This was what was being said

on conservative sites about them on day 2 after the shooting. "Unless you were injured, you werent a survivor."
The aunt of one of the kids that died said her niece wasn't a sacrifice on the alter of the second amendment. A comment on that thread said that she was, because we don't want to live in a socialist country.

So if you want to make up things conservatives say about victims of a shooting, think about the lowest thing you can. I guarantee they will go lower than you.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 04:27 PM

6. They've learned how to sling insults from their leader. nt

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 04:29 PM

7. Low down, good for nothing, Republican ...

most of them are.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 04:30 PM

8. What a shithole. Dems please get someone to run against this xenophobe.

Last edited Mon Mar 12, 2018, 08:21 PM - Edit history (1)

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 05:16 PM

13. What is a xenophone? And how does it apply to this moron?

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Response to Hekate (Reply #13)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 06:51 PM

22. Probably means xenophobe.

"Xenophobia is the irrational fear and distrust of that which is perceived to be foreign or strange." Wikipedia

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Response to dchill (Reply #22)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 07:03 PM

25. Yes, I know the poster probably meant to write xenophobe, but I was hoping s/he might reconsider...

...and realize that homophobe might be the word s/he was searching for.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #25)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 08:20 PM

29. Yes, Hekate, I meant xenophobe. Homophone is appropraie as well, but I used broader scope

of xenophobe to mean anyone who discriminates against something different/foreign to themselves.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 04:46 PM

9. Name calling Republicans will end up on the ash heap of history

 

March!

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Response to radliberal (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 05:01 PM

11. Lets Hope So

Chitolini’s snide stupid name calling is spreading but the young lady that was trashed has more brains than any Trumpster plus Trump you can think of.

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Response to radliberal (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 07:04 PM

26. Sometimes you are just at a loss for any other words

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Response to radliberal (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:27 AM

37. They see Trump being successful with rude nicknames, ...

monkey see, monkey do.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 05:00 PM

10. And he is the only candidate running for that House seat

Perhaps a Democrat might consider entering that race.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #10)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 06:34 PM

19. Grrrr....

This always gets me mad.... why are uncontested seats even allowed to be a thing? Are there Democrats that run unopposed?

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Response to Shipwack (Reply #19)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 09:21 PM

31. I doubt a lot of NYC districts had thug candidates. nt

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 05:02 PM

12. Oh. hell, makes ME want to move there to run against him.

I can't, but -- somebody needs to.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 05:19 PM

14. Hispanic lesbians are to blame for white supremacists

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 05:21 PM

15. What kind of hell hole is House District 57 that someone like this would be unchallenged?

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Response to Vinca (Reply #15)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 05:28 PM

17. Turner is home to the former DeCoster Egg Farm

That now employs immigrant labor.

Google Jack DeCoster....

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 05:51 PM

18. Bad Eggs?

Took them 2 years to make them serve 2 months?

http://www.animals24-7.org/2017/06/29/bad-eggs-jack-peter-decoster-ordered-to-prison-after-2-year-delay/

Thanks for the info.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 06:42 PM

20. It's now official. I am so sorry that I was ever born in Maine.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 06:47 PM

21. Hello from Winthrop, Maine.

on behalf of my adopted home state, I apologize.

PEACE!

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 07:01 PM

23. Run a dog or a donkey against this inhuman POS.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 07:40 PM

27. a fish rots from the Head down: Trump name calls his opponents and demeans them and State

politicians do the same.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 08:02 PM

28. The newspaper says Gibson has since made his Twitter account private. The Coward is Leslie Gibson



GOP candidate in Maine calls Parkland student ‘skinhead lesbian’

http://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2018/03/12/gop-candidate-in-maine-calls-parkland-student-skinhead-lesbian/

The office-seeker is the only declared candidate for Maine's 57th state House District.
By Kirby Wilson and Associated Press 1 hour ago



LEWISTON, Maine — A Republican Maine House candidate has used Twitter to attack two students who survived a shooting at a Florida high school, calling one of them a "skinhead lesbian" and the other a "bald-faced liar."

Leslie Gibson is the only declared candidate for the 57th District and told the Sun Journal it was "not appropriate to single out the Parkland students." But he says he stands firm in his defense of "our constitutional rights." He says he served in the military and took an oath "to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States."

A Democratic organizer in Greene says, "That sort of stupidity really turns people off." Organizer Pat Fogg says she wishes she knew someone who could jump into the race.

The newspaper says Gibson has since made his Twitter account private.


It's not the first the Parkland students have come under fire. An employee of the Florida House, Ben Kelly alleged in February that survivors David Hogg and Emma González were not students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, but paid crisis actors. Kelly was promptly fired.
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http://www.tampabay.com/resizer/WdDrV6DtlpmgGAKiIZN8olWc6oA=/734x0/smart/filters:quality(60)/s3.amazonaws.com/arc-wordpress-client-uploads/tbt/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/20105333/parklandstudents.jpg
Emma Gonzalez and David Hogg, students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, appear on CNN.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 08:27 PM

30. What the hell!??

What the hell kind of grown adult hurls insane insults at a child/teenager. Shame!
I really despise a chunk of our population these days.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 09:59 PM

32. If the Party doesn't give even token monetary help to local party candidates, this can happen.

Maine isn't the only state.

We need to confront Party leadership with how it funds campaigns; how it wants to cultivate a breadth and depth of candidate bench that includes progressives.

I see no evidence of spending that inspires confidence.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 10:05 PM

33. They are now resorting

To picking on kids!!!! Bullies and scum, the whole damned lot. The American people need to show every reichwinger the door in November. Picking on kids is never acceptable.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 03:27 AM

35. Maine is too white and too stupid for its own good.

I grew up there, so this crap doesn't surprise me one bit. Trust me, it's embarrassing having to admit growing up in such a large receptacle for white trash, where the only way to catch even a fleeting glimpse of rich diversity of America is on TV. Only being from perhaps West Virginia or Wyoming could be a greater source of embarrassment.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 09:29 AM

36. Republicans - the party of ugly.

We have to take back our republic from wreckers like this bozo.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 08:27 PM

38. Utterly deplorable!

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 09:47 AM

39. Trying to show how low he can stoop, attacking a high school student.

Cowardly bully.

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