So bad that the great King of Maine, his Angus, had to pull his endorsement from Cutler. Here is Sammy on this and my song, “strategic voting”.
King flippity is at it again, this time I thank him from the bottom of my heart. Maybe he listens to the ATH podcast and came to his senses….but is it too little too late?
Unbeleivable this guy is getting better and better, all hail SPOSE THE KING OF MAINE!! really appreciate the lyrics on altima and starving. respect! @spizzyspose
Listen to this one on a fine St. Patricks Day celebrations, pay attention to the drinking game, but you may want to stick to light beer, or just fake it because there are some party fouls that demand drinking with the bottles clinking.
It can’t be said enough, this is what podcasting is all about. Thanks again to the O’Changs for hanging out.
….oh yeah, and JR couldn’t help but steer the conversations towards a captain Marblehead classic. Jet Plane Vagina.
Part 1 of the O’chang podcast….Hanji and Atom were absolutely awesome guests, and we were able to interview them the night after their wicked awesome STAHMAGEDDON release party up there in Rockland. This is what podcasting is all about. We had a bit of a release party of our own with them down here in southern Maine.
There is a lot more where this came from, so you may as well call this the O’chang podcast for the next couple weeks. Get into the culture of Maine and has some fun with the Ochangs!!
Teabaggers are on the march in Maine! It seems the Maine GOP recently voted to update its old state party platform with a bunch of raving loon tea party gibberish.
The document calls for the elimination of the Department of Education and the Federal Reserve, demands an investigation of “collusion between government and industry in the global warming myth,” suggests the adoption of “Austrian Economics,” declares that “‘Freedom of Religion’ does not mean ‘freedom from religion'” (which I guess makes atheism illegal), insists that “healthcare is not a right,” calls for the abrogation of the “UN Treaty on Rights of the Child” and the “Law Of The Sea Treaty” and declares that we must resist “efforts to create a one world government.”
It also contains favorable mentions of both the Tea Party and Ron Paul. You can read the whole thing here.
Dan Billings, who has served as an attorney for the Maine GOP, called the new platform “wack job pablum” and “nutcase stuff.”
Despite the document’s crazy content, Maine Republican Party Chair Charlie Webster insisted to the AP that all of the elements in the platform are things that Republicans support. He claimed to the Press Herald that these issues reflect the values of working-class Mainers.
Every time I hear stuff like this, I’m reminded of this classic post, likening the conservative “Movement” to a “controlling parasite astride its enfeebled Republican host”. And since true symbiotic relationships are the exception rather than the norm, it is only a matter of time before the enfeebled host is destroyed. In the meantime, we can expect to see more delightful stories like this one:
The Republican State Convention was held at the Portland Exposition Building, which is on Park Avenue, near the middle school. Party members from Knox County caucused in a classroom used by eighth-grade social studies teacher Paul Clifford.
When Clifford returned to school on Monday, he found that a favorite poster about the U.S. labor movement had been taken and replaced with a bumper sticker that read, “Working People Vote Republican.”
Later, Clifford learned that his classroom had been searched. Republicans who had attended the convention called Principal Mike McCarthy to complain about “anti-American” things they saw there, including a closed box containing copies of the U.S. Constitution that were published by the American Civil Liberties Union.
This story is only shocking until you realize that the actual REPUBLICAN PARTY PLATFORM calls for eliminating the Dept of Education. They hate public schools! Why not trash the social studies classroom? God forbid our children learn about the Constitution.
These people are scum.
Maine Public Radio reported the desire by some to reverse the voter’s clear intention and switch to a plan of centralized large scale grow centers. Why did they ask us to vote on it if they were just going to do their own thing anyway? I’ve been waiting for my chance to advocate for free markets, well here it is. Just let the people file the paperwork and get to growing. Keep the damn govn-mt out of my marijuana!
What’s up Down East? Olympia Snowe votes against the Rockefeller and Schumer amendments yet her state overwhelmingly wants a robust public option (63% to 27%) and greatly prefer it to her “trigger” idea whereby the public option
only kicks in only if insurance companies don’t lower their rates. Well it may help us understand her disregard for her constituents if we look at campaign contributions from the health insurance industry. I thought she was a republican who voted her conscience and wasn’t a lobbyist’s pawn? You can fool some people sometimes….
Jimmy and Madman you need to apply some pressure. Use the facebook if you have to. This beotch ain’t representin’!
Although I single out Snowe, she is not alone. There are spineless democrats who are caving as well. The progressives need to motivate on this issue. If the lobbyists have their way health
insurance care will consist of rollin’ doobies in a van down by the river….
This story took place in Reefercake’s backyard. There is heavy traffic on this road and absolutely no shoulder, and kids are jumping off of it all summer long. Suprise, suprise, a kid got hit and is critical condition.
Something needs to be done, ie pedestrian bridge, and some of that stimulus money would do the trick. But this concept of shovel ready, is complete bullcrap, and that is probably why we hear that a lot of the money isn’t being spent as quickly as we would like…WTF is shovel ready, but a made up term? I guess the point being that we don’t want to do anything that requires planning or thought or design, we wouldn’t want to use our brains, we just want to send a bunch of guys out with shovels and “have at it!” Classic conservative anti-intellectual bullshit.
Reefercake is making a vow to get something done here, before my son reaches puberty…so we should be breaking ground on this one in 2015.