Friday LePage Open Comments

I saw this article on BigGovernment.com, and could not believe that this man is the governor of Maine! It’s been my experience that most Mainites – Mainians – Mainorans – whatever – are so far left that some of them have eyes on only one side of their body, like a flounder. This man is a wonderful breath of fresh air. Comments on his interview include:

“Maine Governor Paul LePage is no stranger to hard times. He left home at 11 after a rough childhood, spending time on the streets, yet managed to finish both high school and college. He later went on to work as a Pepsi-Cola truck driver, at a meat-packing plant and as a short-order cook.”

One short paragraph beats Obama’s complete resume.

Thank you Governor for helping restore faith that good leaders of common sense still exist.

I voted for Gov. LePage partly because he says what he thinks and political correctness be damned! The libs in our state (who for the past 30 years or so ran us into the ground) loathe him with a passion and they, along with our Dem-biased media, wail about him at every turn. I especially like the fact that he refused to attend several NAACP events and when they complained, he replied, “Tell them to kiss my butt,” adding, “If they want to play the race card, come to dinner; my son will talk to them” (his adopted son is black). Gotta love it!

As far as the last quote, he seems like such a kind-hearted, calm fellow in the interview that it seems unlikely that he would respond so strongly to the NAACP. But then, I remember his story and where he came from, and what he went through to get where he is, and I realize that he was probably being kind-hearted and calm after all. There’s a larger article from Heritage as well (emphasis mine).

Last week, Governor Paul LePage (R) spoke to an audience at The Heritage Foundation about the need for state innovation and free-market solutions instead of a federal government takeover of the health care system. In his comments, Governor LePage pointed out that the diversity of states is a critical consideration in health care reform.

He gets it! He gets it! When the fifty states are allowed to compete, then innovation is fostered by the competition, and voters have a real choice as to what type of environment they want to live in. Don’t like abortion? Then live in a state that doesn’t allow it. Like a lot of regulation? Then find a state that tells what to do. Afraid of making decisions? Go live in California, oops, I mean, find a state that has a strong central government dictating your way of life. Want a strong welfare state? Want a strong business environment? Either way, you have the freedom to find a home that gives you the level of freedom you want, and a chance to find a community more in line with your own belief system.

The rest of the article discusses the Main health care system, and why the results aren’t matching up to the high expectations of the legislature. It seems that the Law of Unintended Consequences has sharp teeth, and a fondness for the gluteous maximus.

PS: Today is Hubby’s birthday. It is true – life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer you get to the end, the faster it goes.

This could be an exciting election year, as long as we conservatives don’t shoot ourselves in the collective foot again. Walker, Christie, LePage – who’s next up in the batter’s box?

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82 Responses to Friday LePage Open Comments

  1. 1 Simple Simon says:

    Firsties

    Simple

  2. 2 GJT says:

    Outside pole!

  3. 3 GJT says:

    I have no knowledge of when Congresswoman Gabby Giffords became aware of her surroundings after being shot, but with all this talk of cracked head clubs, Tea Party terrorists, Tea Party holding a gun to the head of the American people, wouldn’t it be odd if she was just now noticing and missed out on all the civility on her behalf? Rhetric and Vitriol would be highly disappointed. (Inside Michael Berry joke).

  4. 4 Shannon says:

    mharp
    I accidentally deleted a comment yesterday. So, no, you’re not crazy.
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    Much.

  5. 5 Super Dave says:

    LQQking @ the remains of my portfolio, Doncha’ just know that Jimmah The P-Nut Head Carter is smilling now. He will NOT be the worse President in my lifetime……Sigh
    Mornin’ Gang

  6. 6 mharper42 says:

    Shannon

    I accidentally deleted a comment yesterday

    Was it about Joe Str@us?

  7. 7 Katfish says:

    TGIF Foks!

    SeenyoreSimple – every shred of what I’ve read or heard aligns with your experiences with the EVO engines – without exception all wrenches agree that a strong majority of leaking issues stem directly from inadequate engine warm up practices – those base gaskets (and others) demand a thorough warm up…………..

  8. 8 Bonecrusher says:

    Squawk no longer has the gall (bladder) to be a jerk-weasel. It would be just our luck ifn he grew another one:>)

  9. 9 mharper42 says:

    Walker, Christie, LePage – who’s next up in the batter’s box?

    I woke up to the Joe Pags show this morning and he was talking about the flap over Christie appointing a muslim to a NJ judgeship. This was the first I had heard about it, but here’s the story on Beck’s Blaze:

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/chris-christie-lashes-out-at-crazies-after-appointing-muslim-judge-the-sharia-law-business-is-just-crap/

  10. 10 Bonecrusher says:

    Boo frikken hoo.

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For at least two years, dozens of students at a Minnesota high school caricatured African-Americans in a homecoming week dress-up day by wearing low-slung pants, oversized sports jerseys and flashing gang signs, according to a federal lawsuit.

    I have a real hard time feeling sorry for these poor misunderstood people who are suing because they got their delicate feelings hurt.
    For my entire adult life there have been minority set asides, and racial quotas that prevented me from bidding on certain govt jobs (should I be so inclined) purely based on the color of my skin and the fact that I have external gentitalia. Where do I go to sue?
    If the wissin behavior wasn’t so wissin common it would not be a wissin stereotype now would it???? I say it is way past time to end all affirmative action/minority set asides/protected status from all groups of people. How about we just be judged by the content of our character and our behavior instead of by the color of our skin or the type of genitalia we were born with?

  11. 11 mharper42 says:

    H0ly crap! When I saw the Drudge headline “Giant statue dropped in Hamburg lake…” I assumed it was an accident. This crapola is art?

    http://news.yahoo.com/photos/mermaid-sighting-in-hamburg-1312462841-slideshow/

    How can it be a mermaid anyway, it’s got KNEES, you goober morons.

  12. 12 Shannon says:

    6
    I’m hoping it was one of mine.

  13. 14 Shannon says:

    13
    Yeah well, the numbers will be revised next month.

  14. 15 mharper42 says:

    #9 MH
    Has no one got a comment about Christie saying it is crazy crap to be asking questions about Sharia Law when The Guv appoints a muslim to a state judgeship? His defense of the man is calm and rational, but then he seems to think it is nutty to be asking these questions. I think it would be nutty NOT to be asking the questions.

  15. 16 OletimerLin says:

    G’Morning all

    Sad news about one of my old cronies. About 6 months ago he had to have a combination Pacemaker/defibrillator put in his chest. In the last 2 weeks the defib has fired multiple times. A group of heart specialists concurred it’s almost over for him and they have disconnected the unit and placed him in hospice care. He could go anytime from now to about two weeks. All of his affairs are in order and he is at peace with his maker. His wife is accepting of the fact that it’s over and handling herself quite well under the circumstances. Several of us old crony coffee drinkers are going to visit him and reminisce one more time. Please put him in your kneemail that he goes peacefully when it’s time.

  16. 17 Tedtam says:

    Wow. You got it, Oletimer.

  17. 18 OletimerLin says:

    #5 SuperDave

    Just one post before I tend to my friend.

    OBH ties Jimmah’s record. Aren’t you glad he’s the world’s most intelligent person? Just think what it would be like if he didn’t have a clue.

    Dow’s losing streak now in ninth day
    Commentary: Dow’s losing streak unmatched since 1978

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (MarketWatch) — The stock market is poised today to do something it has not done in over 33 years: Decline for nine straight sessions.

    The last time the Dow Jones Industrial Average did that, in fact, was Feb. 22, 1978, when Jimmy Carter was president and the country was struggling to come to grips with a period of anemic economic growth and high inflation.

    Isn’t it comforting to know that we’ve made such progress over the last three decades?

    Actually, about the only thing that is comforting in the historical data on Dow losing streaks is that many of them have occurred near major bear-market bottoms.

    For example, before February 1978, the previous time the Dow declined for nine straight sessions was in October 1974. That came just two months prior to the end of the punishing 1973-74 bear market.

    Does a streak of nine losing sessions in a row increase the odds that the market will rise on the 10th? Unfortunately not.

    In more than a few of the past cases in which the market dropped that many days in a row, the market continued dropping for at least another day. In fact, the all-time record for number of days in a row in which the Dow fell appears to be 14 — a streak that ended on Aug. 13, 1941, as the rumblings of World War II were reverberating through Wall Street.

    One can only hope that we’re not playing out that historical parallel.

    — Mark Hulbert

    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/dows-losing-streak-now-in-ninth-day-2011-08-03

  18. 19 Super Dave says:

    OletimerLin, Prayers on the way. I’m bettin’ that since he’s a friend of yours that he’s lived a good life and I hope a long one.

  19. 20 Katfish says:

    #16 – kneemail is UP!

  20. 21 Southern Tragedy says:

    Cue up to the 1 minute mark. Did you hear what I heard?

  21. 22 Shannon says:

    15
    A quick bit of research reveals that the New Jersey Senate voted unanimously to confirm the judge.

  22. 23 Shannon says:

    21 ST
    Tax cut?

  23. 24 Super Dave says:

    #18 OletimerLin, I read that yesterday and it is what inspired me to comment ’bout Jimmah. FWIW; I ve lost 6.7% in the last few days, enough to buy a Brand new Chebby Pick-Um-Up and have a little left over. :sad:

  24. 25 Super Dave says:

    For example, before February 1978, the previous time the Dow declined for nine straight sessions was in October 1974. That came just two months prior to the end of the punishing 1973-74 bear market.

    I was just starting out in 1973 BUTT I vividly remember 78.

  25. 26 mharper42 says:

    #21 ST
    Shannon heard right, “payroll tax cut”, $1000 extra to every American family, this year, huh? I am working as a 1099 independent contractor so I am not on a payroll, but if you are on a payroll, has your withholding changed so as to give you any extra takehome?

  26. 27 squawkbox says:

    It’s been my experience that most Mainites – Mainians – Mainorans – whatever

    The proper term is Mainers of which my Dad is one. Although my lovely wife (Texas born and bred) loves to tease him about being a “Mainiac”. But do not hold that against him he has been a naturalized Texan since 1968. He got here as fast as he could.

    are so far left that some of them have eyes on only one side of their body, like a flounder.

    This is so true. My family there only tolerate me and we skirt political discussion like the plague.

    OsseousMacerater
    #8
    You think I am jerk weasel? Get into an argument with todays Mainers about politics. You ain’t seen nothing. I have been kind compared to them. Oh by the way even though the gall bladder is gone I still have the bile that flowed through it. (tink aboud dat)

    Which leads me to this. Maine at one time was as a red state as Texas. It seems after Margaret Chase Smith left things tumbled down hill quickly. Smith was prolly just barely right of center but she was an “R”. Note Chase Smith was elected to her Hubby’s seat and he was a little more right of center than her. Who was the first woman to actively seek the presidential nomination of a major political party? Twernt Geraldine.

    Senator Edmund Muskie was prolly instrumental in turning the conservative state of Maine into a liberal cess pool. Maine’s industry was centered on farming, now it seems tourism is quickly taking over. When the farming gubment subsidies and all began to roll in, Maine naturally responded by turning to the party that guaranteed the continuation of their subsidies. The really sad part of this story is that those very subsidies that were “designed to help” the farmers emboldened the corporate type farms to annihilate the thousands of family owned farms. Maine’s government set out on programs to help the little guy, they also engaged in major protectionist policies that have worked against them. The die was cast and we got the Likes of Susan Collins and Olympia Snow as their reps today. My Dad still curses Muskie to this day.

    Maine is at the top of the liberal festering wart of the country. Not only has Maine become a tourist playground for the likes of Conn & Mass many folks from the Northeast buy vacation homes etc up there. There is a lot of “Boston” money flowing into the political coffers of Maine. America may be the melting pot of the world, Maine has become the bubbling sewage vent of the liberal left.

  27. 28 Shannon says:

    Drudge:
    New York bank now charging large depositors a fee to store their money.

    Since the beginning of the year, U.S. bank holdings of cash are up 83%, or $890 billion, to $1.98 trillion.

  28. 29 mharper42 says:

    Off to the dentist, y’all play nice this morning. :)

  29. 30 Sarge says:

    Shannon heard right, “payroll tax cut”, $1000 extra to every American family, this year, huh?

    Wow!

    Another $19.24 a week! Uncork the frikkin champagne, Martha. We can afford canned dog food now!

  30. 31 Sarge says:

    Senator Edmund Muskie was prolly instrumental in turning the conservative state of Maine into a liberal cess pool. Maine’s industry was centered on farming, now it seems tourism is quickly taking over. When the farming gubment subsidies and all began to roll in, Maine naturally responded by turning to the party that guaranteed the continuation of their subsidies.

    Maine used to have the biggest and biggest shipping building yards that made yachts in at least this hemisphere, if not the world.

    Then Jimmah decided he’d help us all out by funding his Socialist Utopia by raising taxes on yacht sales. Not only did the tax not raise much money, what money was raised was eaten up by welfare and unemployment payments to all the workers at the yacht builders who shut down, and then some.

    Now Barry hopes to replicate that success in the corporate jet industry. Folks in Kansas and the upper pacific coast are ecstatic that they will similarly benefit.

  31. 32 Hamous says:

    An open letter to our Half Nubian Prince:

    Dear Mr. Prince:

    Please follow this man’s advice. He has a proven track record in presidential politics that is simply amazing.

  32. 33 Shannon says:

    29
    Drill baby, drill.

  33. 34 JohnBernardBooks says:

    For Adee. Did you see the Diane Lane movie Secretariat? Brought back memories about a great horse.

  34. 35 Simple Simon says:

    31 Sarge

    It also did not help that the non-military ship building business shifted to Korea. The shipyard in Bath used to be one of our good customers. Even the military shipbuilding
    business shifted to the South.

    Simple

  35. 36 Simple Simon says:

    How about this guy for President. He can out draw Perry at a Prayer Meeting.

    Flame On

    Simple

  36. 37 Simple Simon says:

    27 SeaGall-less

    Ms Simple and I have vacationed many times in the NE. Mostly Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

    My observation of Maine is that most of the population is within the 100 miles of its southern border. Going further north (except for Portland) one can only commune with a lot of trees.

    I would like to have lived in Vermont or New Hampshire, because I like winter sports. Ms Simple hates temperatures below 60F. She believes life ends once the snow falls.

    Go figure

  37. 38 Sarge says:

    Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

    All of them are great places to be from.

    Staying there to live, now that’s another story—-

  38. 39 mharper42 says:

    #33 Shannon
    Just checkup & cleaning today. But you made me smile with my shiny teeth when I got home & saw this. :) :)

  39. 40 Super Dave says:

    Obama “Most Effective Food Stamp President In History” ~ Newt Gingrich

  40. 41 Super Dave says:

    OOPS, What happened to the Linky?

  41. 42 squawkbox says:

    Sarge

    Maine used to have the biggest and biggest shipping building yards that made yachts in at least this hemisphere,

    I forgot about that. Bath Maine still has a large ship building facility.

    Overly Simplistic Simon

    My observation of Maine is that most of the population is within the 100 miles of its southern border. Going further north (except for Portland) one can only commune with a lot of trees.

    Roger that. My Dad was stationed at Loring AFB back in the 50′s 60′s so I got to enjoy the winter wonders as a kid. Beautiful country. I too would like to live up there but I think your lovely wife and mine might be related. The cold nixed any idea about moving there with her too. My Dad’s people hale from all over Aroostook County but mainly (pun intended) Presque Isle less than a mile form the Canadian border.

  42. 44 mharper42 says:

    The Obammyites don’t see any difference between picking up a paycheck and picking up an unemployment check. Meets yore immediate needs, don’t it?

  43. 45 Simple Simon says:

    mharper42 ..44

    I agree in principle with your statement, but I would point out that the “entitled” portion of the population was around when the President was in grade school.

    I believe that we the American People have lost our way. We all have become “entitled”, spoiled, and undeserving of the gift that was given to us. I could go on and bore you to distraction with my crabby rants. I will not, but know this; there is not a night that I do not pray for some miracle to deliver the kick in the rump that we so richly deserve.

    Simple

  44. 46 wagonburner says:

    #44 mn42
    I get all that. What I don’t get is the jobs creation part.

  45. 47 Sarge says:

    How does extending unemployment benefits create jobs “right now”?

    The theory is that the gummint is “putting money into the economy”.

    The reality is that the gummint took the dam money out of the economy before they put it in.

    Keynesian stuff might work if there was some room left at the top of the borrowing bucket. But these clowns have spent all the money, and did it with no Plan B.

  46. 48 wagonburner says:

    Exactly.

    Then on top of that, the UI payments provide at the very least a reason for the recipients not to be as aggressive in their search for employment as they otherwise would/could have been.

  47. 49 TexMo says:

    I am happy to report in after a 6+ week hiatus that TexMo and family have our collective feet planted firmly on TEXAS soil! We are both still employed, life is good, and the Divine Liturgy sounds awesome in English. I’ve been busy unpacking, redecorating, and trying to make a year’s worth of house repairs in as little time as possible. I have also managed not to be a glutton in my consumption of things I missed like Blue Bell, Shiner, St. Arnold’s, and Tex-Mex.

    Someone sent me a picture that reminds me of one of those motivational style posters/pictures. Picture a SoCal neighborhood that has been scorched by fire and in the midst stands BHObama with his hands on his hips. The caption under the photo states, “My Work Here is Done.” At least we have signs like this Gov. LePage that things are slowly moving in the right direction.

  48. 50 wagonburner says:

    Awright, put your hands up and step away from the cheese.

    You’d think with all the gang violence, murder, rape, robbery, etc. going on that there’d be plenty of actual crime to fight.

  49. 51 wagonburner says:

    Welcome back TexMo!

    How long were you in foreign lands?

  50. 52 Southern Tragedy says:

    Blue Bell, Shiner, St. Arnold’s, and Tex-Mex.

    Welcome back, shuuuug. I’ll take all the above right now. Just got back from Livingston for twin boys drivers test. He hit a car as he was backing out with the driver’s license lady. It went downhill from there. Got home and the hedgehog is dead. *old age* Is it too early to start drinking? :(

  51. 53 TexMo says:

    Un année. One year.

    My lawn was still being cut by the same company while I was away. The first couple of weeks I was back I did not see the owner of the company. I finally saw him last week and was speaking Spanish, but I kept throwing in the occasional oui and merci.

  52. 54 TexMo says:

    He hit a car as he was backing out with the driver’s license lady.

    I think you need something a little stronger than beer right now!

  53. 55 Southern Tragedy says:

    **BREAKING NEWS** The Westboro whackos are protesting in Houston tomorrow. Please help spread the word.

  54. 56 phil says:

    Nothing sums up the state of America better than these lyrics and song.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3ax6lYhvJw

  55. 57 Southern Tragedy says:

    Obama’s Political Career was launched in a Terrorist’s Home

    ……Game Over

  56. 58 Shannon says:

    55 ST
    Good grief, girl. They’re protesting all weekend at Reliant Stadium, Minute Maid Park, Hyatt Regency Hotel and Lakewood Church.
    Maybe they’ll catch a nice case of salmonella while they’re here.

  57. 59 wagonburner says:

    They sure are busy little bigots.

  58. 60 mharper42 says:

    #49 TexMo
    Welcome back to the civilized world! (Uh, can I say stuff like that?)

  59. 61 mharper42 says:

    #56 Phil
    I tried but… It was too loud; I was too old; I couldn’t understand a word of the lyrics.

  60. 62 Katfish says:

    OMG – how gauche of me – MsTT – mannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnny Happy Returns to your Hubbster!!!

  61. 63 Tedtam says:

    I wonder if they’re planning on hacking the prayer event, too?

    This is probably because there aren’t enough idiots in this country to willingly listen to them.

  62. 64 Tedtam says:

    #62 Katfish

    Thank you, sir! I’ll be sure to tell him that you were the first to extend your salutations on this day of days!

  63. 65 Shannon says:

    Welcome back Texmo.
    Maybe you can get this place cleaned up.

  64. 66 Southern Tragedy says:

    Judge Judy is sending this tape to congress….

  65. 67 mharper42 says:

    #66 ST
    Gazinga! Every dime given to this bum was wasted. Even if he could be educated, he’d still be a fool.

  66. 68 GJT says:

    #45
    Simple

    I will not, but know this; there is not a night that I do not pray for some miracle to deliver the kick in the rump that we so richly deserve.

    I believe, and pray as well, that your your prayers are being answered at this point in time.

  67. 69 Katfish says:

    #66 – Hopefully JudgeJ will also send an Ebonix translator!!!

    :)

  68. 70 GJT says:

    Judge Judy is sending this tape to congress….

    An exxzzample of what I’m talking about in #68.

  69. 71 Bonecrusher says:

    Shalom hall. OTL Kneemail on the way. I am connecting with my stoooopid phone and amam at a family reunion. Yall behave

  70. 72 Shannon says:

    Huh?

  71. 73 CbR says:

    Yeah, what he said.

  72. 74 CbR says:

    Calling ST, Calling ST
    Your talents as the Road Kill Queen are in demand.

  73. 75 Super Dave says:

    #66 ST ARRRRGH!!!! Yanno’ what is SAD is that the stupid BUM doesn’t see anything wrong with what he’s doing! NOT A CLUE!!! My Baby Girl spent 6 years of her life going to college, I paid for her tuition and books and her auto insurance, (I bought her car) BUTT other than that she paid her own way!!! Working as a waitress then a Bar-Keep. Since we were WASP’s and I made a little bit of money, there were NO GRANTS for US and we’re paying for this IDIOT?!?! Beam me up Scotty!

  74. 76 Super Dave says:

    TexMo, Good to have you back, how long were you over there? It doesn’t seem that long ago but I lose track of time in my old age. :wink:
    ST

    He hit a car as he was backing out with the driver’s license lady. It went downhill from there. Got home and the hedgehog is dead. *old age* Is it too early to start drinking?

    Jack Black in a shot glass, repeat as necessary. :grin:
    Tedtam, Happy Birfday to Mr Tedtam. :wink:

  75. 78 Southern Tragedy says:

    Great. We’ve got Japanese folks eating crap sammiches. Now, we’ve got the Chinese, eating dead babies. What the wiss is wrong with people???

    Dave, Jack is not my friend. My girlfriend is coming over to give me and the twin boy a hug. And she’s bringing beer. ;)

  76. 79 mharper42 says:

    #78 ST
    Many Asian cultures are notoriously superstititious. They will consume anything as long as there’s a neurotic belief that it will have some beneficial effect. But the dead baby pill totally takes the cake. Sheesh.

  77. 80 Sarge says:

    Wow.

    I go to church and when I come back the country’s credit rsating gets downgraded.

    Dang.

  78. 81 Katfish says:

    #80 – B b b b b b b b b b b b b but it was UNEXPECTED!!

    *spits*

    NO smiley!!!

  79. 82 Southern Tragedy says:

    NO smiley!!!

    I think it’s: OUT! NO smiley……. :(

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