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Maine Governor LePage Hints At Special Session
sunjournal.com ^

Posted on 08/16/2012 10:12:40 AM PDT by tsowellfan

Gov. Paul LePage is hinting that he'll call a special legislative session this fall to bring up an undisclosed issue, but says it will "push the envelope."

The Republican governor's comments were recorded at a GOP event in Bangor on Wednesday night and appeared Thursday in political columnist Mike Tipping's blog. In it, LePage says he has a plan to call lawmakers into special session but said the legislation he's looking at is being reviewed by the attorney general.

While not divulging the topic, LePage says it's what a lot of other Republican states have done.

“I think we can get it done in about a day and the Democrats, if you think they hate me now… Wow,” LePage says on the recording.

Democratic leaders say the governor should make his "secret plans" for a special session public. Rep. Emily Cain of Orono says LePage "is making partisan political threats and keeping the public in the dark."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: emilycain; governor; lepage; maine; miketipping; paullepage
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1 posted on 08/16/2012 10:12:46 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: tsowellfan

Governor Paul LePage has revealed his secret plan to hold a special session of the legislature in the coming weeks, and before the November elections.

Hmmmm


2 posted on 08/16/2012 10:15:15 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: tsowellfan

LePage is LeBom.


3 posted on 08/16/2012 10:17:23 AM PDT by Skulllspitter
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To: Skulllspitter

What could it be that “otherRepublican states are doing”?

Anything about illegals? Or Obama’s eligibility?


4 posted on 08/16/2012 10:20:45 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: tsowellfan

Voter ID, hopefully, maybe...?


5 posted on 08/16/2012 10:21:14 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: tsowellfan

Probably voter ID - that radical idea that you should be required to prove who you are before Driver’s license
buying alcohol, er, buying cigarettes, er, apply for welfare, er, cash a check, er, open a bank account, er no,,,vote! Yeah that’s it. How racist and disenfranchising!


6 posted on 08/16/2012 10:22:12 AM PDT by Castigar
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
VoterID is tough this close to the election because the opposition just files a lawsuit and probably finds a judge who will do a temporary restraint. But maybe they can.

I'm not up on Maine's current laws - decades of bad ones followed by a year and a half of reforms - so I can't guess.

7 posted on 08/16/2012 10:24:52 AM PDT by Skulllspitter
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To: Skulllspitter
Here's from another article:

The Governor refused to reveal what the policy is, saying that the state Attorney General is currently investigating to determine if it is constitutional. However, he says that if enacted, the policy would put the state on the right track for the next decade.

8 posted on 08/16/2012 10:26:59 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: tsowellfan

I’ll bet he’s going to “Governor Walker” the public unions.


9 posted on 08/16/2012 10:27:40 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: tsowellfan

My guess is modifying public employee benefits, especially pensions.


10 posted on 08/16/2012 10:29:03 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I love to hear you talk talk talk, but I hate what I hear you say."-Del Shannon)
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To: Lurker; Dr. Sivana

I think you both have a very good point!

Schools in Maine normally get out in june and last year he threatened to close the schools in in March or April because of costs. The dems put up a stink about it.


11 posted on 08/16/2012 10:32:54 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: tsowellfan
oooooooooooooooohhhh

Right

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Work

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12 posted on 08/16/2012 10:33:38 AM PDT by Skulllspitter
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To: tsowellfan

No matter what it is if the court get involved Maine should not obey any court decision. Time to tell the court to go to hell. The Governor and its legislature makes laws with their people, not the damn courts as long as it is Constitutional.


13 posted on 08/16/2012 10:40:19 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Dr. Sivana

Gotta be the unions and pensions. They are running the state dry. Maine has a real issue with an aging population (we raise hands), stinky business environment and a huge public employee base. Something’s gotta be done.


14 posted on 08/16/2012 11:01:46 AM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: tsowellfan

This Governor continues to treat the people of Maine like they are morons. His methods and philosophy sicken me, all I have to say is thank you Libby Mitchell for contributing to Maine becoming a laughing stock due to our wonderful Governor.


15 posted on 08/16/2012 11:03:51 AM PDT by snowgirlred
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To: tsowellfan
What could it be that “otherRepublican states are doing”?

Obamacare. Refusing to participate in it. I don't think that illegal aliens is a big issue in Maine.

16 posted on 08/16/2012 11:06:40 AM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: snowgirlred

Wow! You’re the first Conservative I’ve ever heard down our governor. I think he’s doing a wonderful job.


17 posted on 08/16/2012 11:07:15 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: Delhi Rebels
illegal aliens is a big issue in Maine

Oh, they're here! Many Mexicans, also many from Salvador and Peruvians all illegal.

18 posted on 08/16/2012 11:09:05 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: snowgirlred

snowgirlred
Since Aug 16, 2012

Welcome to Freerepublic..


19 posted on 08/16/2012 11:12:20 AM PDT by ocean
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To: tsowellfan; snowgirlred

She signed up today. Probably not a “conservative” if you get my drift. And the comment on this thread is her sole contribution.


20 posted on 08/16/2012 11:14:51 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: snowgirlred
His methods and philosophy sicken me,

Care to elaborate?
21 posted on 08/16/2012 11:16:31 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: little jeremiah
Definitely NOT a Conservative or a Republican. I litterally had to look at my browser to double check the website I was one thinking I was on Usenet Political forums or Twitter.

I mean there's a big difference from the appearance of Twitter and FR but that comment actually made me look up and check.

I was going to check her posting history to see exactly where she stood on issues after that comment. Governor LePage is a Tea Party supported Governor.

22 posted on 08/16/2012 11:19:20 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: snowgirlred
This Governor continues to treat the people of Maine like they are morons. His methods and philosophy sicken me

This is a conservative website. We love what Gov. LePage has been able to reform.

Decades of liberal mismanagement had Maine in deep stagnation and on course for economic disaster.

If Maine will follow LePage's lead, the state will truly become "Open for Business" and stop driving young people and entrepreneurs and jobs out of state.

23 posted on 08/16/2012 11:20:39 AM PDT by Skulllspitter
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To: tsowellfan

Q&D marriages to be topic of the Special session


24 posted on 08/16/2012 11:21:03 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: ZX12R
This Governor continues to treat the people of Maine like they are morons.

Liberal Democrat ALERT!

That's their favorite mantra about Paul LePage

25 posted on 08/16/2012 11:22:02 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Voting for Obama/Biden is like purposely swallowing two tapeworms)
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To: snowgirlred; 50mm; darkwing104; TheOldLady

SNIFF!


26 posted on 08/16/2012 11:28:39 AM PDT by GQuagmire
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To: snowgirlred; Admin Moderator

IBITZ - signed up today, gone tonight


27 posted on 08/16/2012 11:51:40 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: bert
Q&D marriages to be topic of the Special session

Queer and dog marriages? That will help the state for years? ?

28 posted on 08/16/2012 12:11:48 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: tsowellfan

Snowgirl didn’t even get a purple “banned or suspended” page. Just a “page does not exist on this server” white page.


29 posted on 08/16/2012 12:13:05 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: snowgirlred; GQuagmire; darkwing104; Old Sarge; SunkenCiv; Arrowhead1952; LUV W; Lazamataz; ...

So long, snowgirlred (Posting History - Just the one post)
Hat Tip to GQuagmire
Leftist troll signs up today for obliteration - account rode the lightning - and gone...



You must have stumbled in here by accident - - Well, bye



FReepmail TheOldLady to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.

30 posted on 08/16/2012 2:10:12 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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31 posted on 08/16/2012 2:22:35 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: snowgirlred

Olympia Snowe??


32 posted on 08/16/2012 2:39:05 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Siri: Paul Ryan 2016)
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To: TheOldLady

The remains in Maine fall mainly over Maine.


33 posted on 08/16/2012 2:53:35 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: snowgirlred

WOW!

You lasted about five minutes!


34 posted on 08/16/2012 2:54:32 PM PDT by Eaker (Stripping Americans of their freedom and dignity and rubbing their noses in it is a very bad idea.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Oh good grief. I’m so out of it that I don’t recognize that one. Metal insect ZOT is a new one on me, LOL!


35 posted on 08/16/2012 2:56:47 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: SunkenCiv

Perfect elocution, Mr. Civilizations! Go to the head of the class!


36 posted on 08/16/2012 2:58:01 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: snowgirlred

Welcome To Fre~.... err... nevermind..

:^D


37 posted on 08/16/2012 2:58:35 PM PDT by Bikkuri (Choose, a communist, socialist, or Patriot)
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To: TheOldLady
No need to feel even remotely "out of it," hon. ;) It's from a (comparatively) little-known 80's comics series, featuring a hero named -- really and truly -- Zot! ;)
38 posted on 08/16/2012 3:09:14 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: little jeremiah

Q&D = Queer and Dyke

It is sometimes written Q&D’s

The acronym is a substitute for LGBT


39 posted on 08/16/2012 3:30:04 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Well, that’s dang cool!


40 posted on 08/16/2012 3:39:53 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: tsowellfan; Skulllspitter; Impy; GOPsterinMA; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; ...

Paul LePage... Best Maine Governor Ever.


41 posted on 08/16/2012 7:05:08 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: snowgirlred
This Governor continues to treat the people of Maine like they are morons.

This Governor continues to treat the DUmmies of Maine like they are morons.



42 posted on 08/16/2012 7:44:22 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (RINO season is open. No limit. Make them extinct.)
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To: snowgirlred; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA; campaignPete R-CT; AuH2ORepublican; randita

Great name troll, Red snow, yellow snow, brown snow. Too much snow in Maine.

Maine GOP has got to keep control of the legislature or LePage will be kneecapped.


43 posted on 08/16/2012 11:29:17 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: snowgirlred; 50mm; darkwing104; Arrowhead1952; Darksheare; TheOldLady; Lady Jag; Chode; shibumi; ...

Get to the back of the short bus,
and don't lick the window, maggot!

44 posted on 08/16/2012 11:38:26 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: snowgirlred

45 posted on 08/16/2012 11:43:33 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle; TheOldLady; Eaker

Your Zot cartoon is a good one Kent, but there is actually an even older use of “Zot!”

In the original Underdog cartoon series circa 1964 (with Underdog voiced by one of my all-time favorites, Wally Cox) the first season featured a four part serial entitled Zot!

Zot was both a planet inhabited by a race governed by King Klobber who either “zots” people by punching them or by dropping an enormous weight on their heads (The Great Zot.)

I have been trying, so far unsuccessfully, to find a suitable graphic that illustrates The Great Zot!

When I do, y’all will be the first to know.


46 posted on 08/17/2012 2:43:34 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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So far all I've come up with is this opening credit to Part Four of Zot! It shows Sweet Polly Purebred held under the ominous presence of The Great Zot!


47 posted on 08/17/2012 2:47:40 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi

I remember that episode, as well. ;) I’ll keep an eye out for any likely jpegs, and (if I find any), will pass them along to you.


48 posted on 08/17/2012 3:41:18 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: snowgirlred; Old Sarge; TheOldLady; darkwing104; Darksheare; 50mm
Well, snowgirlred, that was quick wasn't it? You didn't win any kudos here, just a nasty ol' ZOT. Oh, BTW, it's obvious what you're screen name realy means. "red" has nothing to do with a red state. It really means your affiliation with you're commie friends, doesn't it honey?

Anyway, now for all the fun and games...

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Satchmo ZOT!!

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49 posted on 08/17/2012 5:33:04 AM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: bcsco

The Satchmo ZOT! Cool, Daddy-o, straight from the fridge, man!


50 posted on 08/17/2012 5:42:45 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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