Good for you Mayor LaBonte, thank you for standing up for what is right.
To this person who decided to challenge a woman's right to vote, eb\\because he had a feeling,,,,
Sir you should take a deep look inside yourself and try and discover what gave you this feeling. Just because someone looks or talks different than you??? That, in many people's eyes, makes you a racist. Time for some soul searching sir.
Our society has come way to far for people to try to stand in our citizens way, because of their color, or national origin.
Not making comment on this case, but on the trend overall.
when was the last time the use of excess force was not justified? I do not recall, ever, hearing that a police officer in Maine was reprimanded in anyway for the use of force on a citizen.
Is this just another rubber stamp approval by our attorney general?
Of the scores of uses of force, the dozens of departments, thousands of officers, is there never even one instance of wrongdoing?
he has not done great work. he spends a massive amount of time blogging, while being paid by maine taxpayers to oversee the finances of the state, criticizing other maine citizens. he used his influence, while treasurer, to influence the government of georgetown to grant him a variance to property use laws while it was opposed by every abutting property owner. and the fact that his businesses make no money should be a sign that as a mad businessman, he is a bad fit as a treasurer or in any elected/appointed office.
Very sorry to see this gene\tleman and his family have to leave our country. ate at his establishment, while it was a good restaurant, i found the personal nature of Mr Mahamud an even bigger draw for the location. Nice man, good businessman, he will be missed.
Once again, it's Dale Crafts who is lining up to give special preference to this egg factory. Last year he wanted to take away workers rights to be paid time and a half for work over 40 hours a week, now it's unionizing he doesn't like.
I have to ask what kind of cash is the egg farm throwing his way? it all stinks to high heaven, is he promising the seller and buyer of this place some preferential treatment in augusta so that the deal will go through?
You have to remember that laws that are in place that limit certain labor regulations in the agricultural field are made because at one time most farms were family owned and operated, and for the most part it was family members doing the work so things like overtime was not required by law. This thing is a long long way from a farm, it is a factory operation plain and simple. That Mr Crafts is ready to sell the rights of a mostly hispanic workforce there down the road is very very troubling.
the "rate" may remain unchanged, but there are 2000 more unemployed mainers in december that there were the previous month. another month of job losses for LePage,, I believe he is saying in his state of the state speech that maine needs jobs, did it take him the whole year to figure that out?
remember that this op/ed is based on "facts" given up by the LePage administration, and as has been the case all through his first year, the truth is the one thing that has suffered most in Maine.
Baldacci brought this project here with the hard work from the Brunswick redevelopment people, and Maine's congressional delegation. LePage queered the deal, plain and simple.
Perhaps he was too busy entertaining a representative from "asia's auto industry" to bother with this project.
Renewable energy is the only way Maine will be able to lower their cost of energy. Which by the way is not that bad when you compare to other states that are locked out of the highly tax subsidized coal and hydro markets. We have lower electric costs than any other state in New England, and being rural have greater access to use of wood.
The governors plan to ramp up the use of natural gas is ill advised, much like oil it is a fossil fuel and it's use releases sequestered carbon into the atmosphere. It's cost is rising, and will continue to rise as extraction methods get more complicated and expensive. True renewable energy, wind, tidal, solar, bio mass and yes wood will lower Maine's cost, carbon footprint, and unemployment rate.
How is it that the head of our state can't see that? Or is someone else pushing the buttons?
lie after lie after lie. It started in the campaign, his buffalo and black fly count being the most famous early fib, and has continued through his first year almost non stop.
Here's the latest, and it's kind of a golden oldie he's used before. a representative from the japanese auto industry visited Maine, and of course no one outside the governor's office knew if it happening, but the rep said they would be glad to open up here if the utility costs were lower.
I call BS to that and challenge anyone in state government to prove that actually happened.
This governor is an embarrassment, he's like a 12 year old making up stories to keep frm being punished for throwing a baseball throw the garage window.
Just look to Charlie Webster to learn what is really being the voter ID law here in Maine. He will be right back on his mythical soap box, complaining about the busloads of college students flooding our polling places, he'll probably even add that they don't have a stake in Maine so shouldn't be allowed to vote, our secretary of state will join in complaining how those students haven't followed the law by registering their cars here or getting drivers licenses, even though that has nothing to do with voting requirements.
How would a college student, who is from out of state, be able to do as the law allows, vote here if they don't have a Maine drivers license or state issued ID? Students who come here in cars owned by their parents, have insurance issued in their home states, so the car is registered and they are licensed in their home states. There are a myriad of requirements for getting the state ID or Maine drivers license, requirements that will have to be changed before any type of voter ID law cam be legally implemented.
It's all about some of our elected and appointed officials wanteing to steal the right to vote away from some of us.
Remember where the money came from to fight Issue one, Charlie Summers and Charlie Webster wouldn't admit it, but they knew, a Michigan group, funded by a Florida group, funded by a multi national corporate family with no interest in Maine gave the hundreds of thousands of dollars to pay for last minute TV ads.