T. Bulger: Misrepresenting Maine

Maine's tourism income is the goose that lays the golden egg. The return on investment is very good and much of the income is in the form of dollars from out of state. Seeing Maine as a vacation destination (Sept. 29) is dependent upon the stereotype of a serene environment with laid-back, sensible people.

When people find out I'm a Mainer they ask, "What's wrong with your governor?!" It isn't simply that Paul LePage could never be mistaken for a diplomat. He could never be mistaken for laid-back and sensible.

His hysterics not only misrepresent Mainers, but are false advertising of what visitors might expect from us. If folks wanted to vacation with a vulgar person they would never leave the city.

When out-of-staters start seeing Maine as being as crazy as the city, will it still be their vacation destination? And when tourist dollars stop paying the bills, who will have to?

Tom Bulger, Canandaigua, N.Y.

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Edward Bulger's picture

your right again Tom

I don't always agree with you but you nailed it this time. I read nothing political in your message . Yes he used to live in Wilton. He is from Rumford and is a wonderful , kind even minded man. Bless you Tom

Edward Bulger's picture

your right again Tom

I don't always agree with you but you nailed it this time. I read nothing political in your message . Yes he used to live in Wilton. He is from Rumford and is a wonderful , kind even minded man. Bless you Tom

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Republican Tea Party not in touch with reality

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-04/why-republicans-shut-down-the-g.... Explains all.
This is a national disease. Our Governor is just a local example of the infection. Not to worry, the shutdown and if not that the default will be more than enough of an antibiotic.

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Your cure is far worse than the disease.

That's always the case with solutions from crypto-communists.

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But Bob that's what I like to see;

The right-wing making a sound argument, based on the facts without resort to mindless name calling that only underlines their failure to grasp the situation. Its one of the many reasons our astute Governor has made a name for himself nationally.

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Crypto-communists????????

You need help.

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Cryoto-communists????????

You need help.

MARK GRAVEL's picture

Hey, at least Maine's

Hey, at least Maine's politicians don't try to make drinking a 16 oz soda or eating salt a crime. Now that is freaky.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Do you really think the

Do you really think the average jamoke from Perth Amboy, N.J. who is having the time of his life spending the week at Old Orchard Beach with his family of five actually gives two sheets about who the governor is?
To extend your logic to the next level, that would make half the voters of this country morons, since they elected obama to two terms, while he just happens to be presiding over the total dismantling our legislative system.

RONALD RIML's picture

The dismantling of the legislative system -

Which passed the ‘Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act? Nah - I believe the President signed that one into law, and SCOTUS found it Constitutional.

Any alleged 'Dismantling' of the legislative system now is due to the sore losers who didn't get it there way.

Including the sore loser who posts here, who refuses to write "Obama" - always opting for "obama" or oBAMa"

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Till the day his replacement

Till the day his replacement is inaugurated.
"Alleged"? Hell, Stevie Wonder could see what's going on.

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No,he's not like his two predecessors ...

... that laid-back and sensible team of King & Baldacci, who oversaw the wild expansion of the welfare state and turned government dependency into a multi-generational life-style.

When a tourist in Maine accidentally strays off the beaten tourist path, he finds poverty and a numbness to it caused by government hand-outs that do nothing to lift people up, but just cement them in place. That's vulgarity.

You ask who will pay the bills when the tourists stop. You know the answer, Tom. Didn't you used to live in Wilton?

RONALD RIML's picture

Poverty and numbness????

You're alleging that all of Maine's manufacturing jobs - paper - shoes - textiles - which have been outsourced overseas - was King and Baldacci??? I wasn't aware that they had that much control over industry.

And you are aware that the Republican legislature - with the blessings of LePage, passed laws to ease restrictions on Canadian contract workers in our lumber industry. Work cheaper as they have government paid medical benefits back home for they and their families.

You can thank 'Industry' for creating the 'Poor' and those on 'Welfare' in Maine, but outsourcing the jobs we once had, and legalizing the importation of Canadian contract workers into Maine's lumber industry.

Maine's Taxpayers subsidizing Business by paying for those that have been laid off to enrich Business. That ought to make your Tomatoes plump!!

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Governmental welfare to Americans

is just another way Business socializes their costs creating false profits which they privatize. Employees cost too much throw them out forcing the state to provide for them. LePage said it well during the campaign when he mentioned that his workers were making too little to live on i.e. working for LePage forced his employees to take government subsidies.
You've nailed it Ronald.

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