Archive for June, 2007

Police brutality? Skateboarders can be a sidewalk hazard, but as this video shows, most of these guys and gals weren’t even on their boards when Officer Williams went postal and started choking the skateboarders… forcing them to the ground…
If that was my kid? Oh, man…

Mayor Mike Bush of Little Rock, Arkansas, said investigators […]

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Patience as a Vice

The Bush administration asks you for your patience. It sounds reasonable. Patience is good, right? It’s positive. 3,848 Americans have died. $500 Billion taxpayer dollars have gone up in smoke and rubble. But there’s no plan for Iraq. No timetable. Just a plea for patience.
Note to the House and Senate: […]

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RIP Spc. Joel A. House of Lee

Spc. Joel A. House, 22, of Lee had recently returned to duty having survived a bomb blast survived a blast in March that killed his best friend. House was killed on patrol in Taji, 15 miles northwest of Baghdad. He was in the U.S. Army’s 1st Cavalry Division.
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It seems that John McCain is scheduling fundraisers that, in fact, never happen.
McCain was hoping to drum up $100,000 at each of the 35 fundraising events scheduled for just this month. Not surprisingly, they are falling short…
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Senators Snowe and Collins announced a Department of Labor emergency grant fund of up to $779,362 for workers affected by the closing of Sensata Technologies in Standish, Maine. The funding will help displaced workers with assessment, case management, and career and occupational skills training services.
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Give your eyes a break with Maine Democrat’s weekly podcast, The Week That Was June 18, 2007. Mexico Condom Fence. Shrinking Americans. Vetoes and More Vetoes. Maine Tax Reform is Dead - Again. Subscribe to the RSS Feed via iTunes for the enhanced podcast:
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Skip that big multibillion-dollar fence along (part) of the Mexican border. Sprinkle condoms over the area instead. Free contraceptives?
That wisdom from Illinois Republican Mark Kirk, falling back on the time-honored patriarchal world view that while American embryos are so special they all deserve a name, other countries breed like rabbits… it’s […]

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Vice President Dick Cheney has refused and evaded routine oversight of his office’s internal documents. When the National Archives unit that monitors the executive branch objected, Cheney suggested abolishing the oversight unit, according to documents released by a Democratic congressman. In 2004, Cheney blocked an on-site inspection of records that other agencies of the […]

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CNN reported Thursday that the Secret Service expects President Bush to be “a high value terrorist target after he leaves office” — and that’s just among Americans. As such, George Bush will be guarded by an unprecedented 103 full-time agents starting in January 2009. However, a 1997 law limits the duration of Secret Service […]

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Tilt-a-Whirl, inflatable Bounces Houses… apparently you can get injured or killed on any amusement ride - no matter how tame. Inflatable slides and bounce houses routinely seem to collapse, blow away, tip or flip — causing some to ask whether it’s time to regulate them.
Six Flags and Cedar Fair have shut down all “drop […]

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Here’s an interesting question… is it unethical somehow for journalists to donate money to their favorite politicians?
Is it even more unethical to deny them the political freedom to support candidates?
Surely, you want informed voters and you want people to get involved in the process. Most of the donations are small, […]

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RIP Maine Tax Reform

Weeks of fussin’ and feudin’ are over and tax reform is dead, with both sides pointing the finger of blame at each other.
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Connecticut’s governor, a cancer survivor, (read: you’d think she’d know better) vetoed a bill that would have allowed people with “certain serious illnesses” to use marijuana, saying it sent a mixed message to children. The message the Governor wants to send to Connecticut’s children is that no matter what kind of pain you’re in? […]

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Snowe: A Wireless Maine

Senator Snowe has introduced legislation to promote better quality wireless services in rural areas by ensuring that local companies have the opportunity to provide services in the wireless market. Senator Snowe’s bill would require the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) designate some smaller area licenses, which would enable local and regional wireless companies to compete in […]

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