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  • Maine required healthy, childless food stamp recipients to work, and ... Guess What Happened?

    02/10/2016 1:19:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/10/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    It’s a case of miracles and wonders up in the Pine Tree State, folks. A report from Rachel Sheffield and Robert Rector at the Daily Signal takes a look at welfare programs and efforts to reform them, particularly in the area of food stamps. They note that one of the fastest growing segments of welfare programs over the last decade has been applications for food stamps by ABAWDs, or able bodied adults without children between the ages of 18 and 49. These are folks who are determined to be otherwise able to work but without a source of income....
  • When Maine Required Childless Adults to Work to Get Food Stamps, Guess What Happened

    02/10/2016 2:47:16 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 17 replies
    CNS News ^ | February 9, 2016 | Robert Rector and Rachel Sheffield
    One trillion dollars—that’s how much the government spent last year on means-tested welfare aid, providing cash, food, housing, medical care, and social services to poor and low-income individuals. The food stamp program is the nation’s second largest welfare program. The number of food stamp recipients has risen dramatically, from 17.2 million in 2000 to 45.8 million in 2015. Costs have soared over the same period, from $20.7 billion in 2000 to $83.1 billion in 2014. The most rapid growth in the food stamp caseload in recent years has been among able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs). These are work-capable adult recipients...
  • Low gas prices signal economic downturn elsewhere

    02/08/2016 10:41:41 PM PST · by george76 · 64 replies
    WLS-TV ^ | February 08, 2016 | Laura Thoren
    Gas prices in Chicago are still falling, but the price at the pump is having a negative impact on the economy. ... as the cost to fill up your tank goes down, could this also be a sign -- the economy is tanking? Commodities trader Scott Shellady thinks so. "It's bad for everybody. We are going to lose one-fifth of the jobs we created in 2008," said Shellady. And he doesn't expect a market rebound anytime soon. So if you were hoping to cash in your 401K or IRA and retire in the next year, Shellady says, rethink your plans....
  • Gov. Christie campaigns in NH with Gov. LePage of Maine (videos)

    02/07/2016 1:31:12 PM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | February 7, 2016
    Christie's ground game doesn't match his aggressive debate style. His volunteer effort it rather tame. The NJ crowd didn't make the 4-hour drive north to New Hampshire.
  • Ted Cruz to get dozens of Maine endorsements on Thursday

    02/04/2016 12:42:42 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 18 replies
    State & Capitol ^ | February 4, 2016 | Michael Shepherd
    Good morning from Augusta, where a large group of Republican legislators and activists is set to endorse presidential hopeful Ted Cruz on Thursday. Between 40 and 50 legislators will hold a noon news conference at the State House to announce support for the Texas senator, who won the Iowa caucuses on Monday, finishing ahead of runner-up Donald Trump and the third-place Marco Rubio...
  • Does LePage think he’d be a better president than Obama?

    02/02/2016 4:52:22 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 23 replies
    For years Mainers have been pulling our hair out over the absurdity, idiocy, and outright delusions that have come from Gov. Paul LePage’s mouth. (SNIP) And the third one was John Kennedy, but we don’t know if he’d’ve succeed or not. But the other two are not known for being successful.” (SNIP) Sure, the list of past presidents who were governors before taking the White House includes Thomas Jefferson and Franklin D. Roosevelt, but it also includes Calvin Coolidge, Ronald Reagan, and George W. Bush. Not exactly a stellar list. As president, LePage concluded, “you’ve gotta make some decisions and...
  • Dangerous drug 'Flakka' discovered in Maine community

    01/28/2016 9:44:53 PM PST · by Steely Tom · 22 replies
    WMUR 9 ^ | 28 Jan 2016 | David Charns
    ELLSWORTH, Maine —Maine police said they have discovered the dangerous drug Flakka for the first time. Flakka, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, is a synthetic drug similar to bath salts. It has been found commonly in the southern U.S. Ellsworth police said a test of a brown powder they seized from a man in August 2015 came back positive for Flakka. Police said, Ryan Miller, 33, of Southwest Harbor, Maine, was issued a summons for unlawful possession of a schedule W drug.
  • Maine Gov. Paul LePage: Bring back the guillotine for drug traffickers

    01/26/2016 5:43:36 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/26/16 | Tal Kopan
    Maine Gov. Paul LePage says his state is too easy on drug crimes, suggesting it should bring back the guillotine for serious offenders. The Republican governor, known for his controversial statements, was speaking on local radio Tuesday about combating the drug epidemic in his state. "What I think we ought to do is bring the guillotine back," he told WMOV. "We could have public executions and have, you know, we could even have (guessing) which hole it falls in."
  • Donald Trump op-ed: My vision for a Culture of Life

    01/23/2016 8:47:03 AM PST · by ironman · 275 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 23, 2016 | Donald Trump
    Let me be clear - I am pro-life. I support that position with exceptions allowed for rape, incest or the life of the mother being at risk. I did not always hold this position, but I had a significant personal experience that brought the precious gift of life into perspective for me. My story is well documented, so I will not retell it here. However, what I will do with the remaining space is express my feelings about life, and the culture of life, as we just marked the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade. I build things. There is...
  • Annual anti-abortion rally held in Augusta despite snowstorm (Maine)

    01/20/2016 7:44:34 AM PST · by Morgana
    centralmaine.com ^ | January 16, 2016 | JASON PAFUNDIStaff Writer
    AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage said he has made it a point to attend the Maine Right to Life’s Hands Around the Capitol rally every year because of children. “They are the future and we have to have more children and a better future for our society,” LePage said. “Right now, more people are dying than being born, so it’s time to have an opportunity to keep them alive. We should not have abortion.” LePage, who received two standing ovations, was among a handful of speakers Saturday afternoon to a crowd gathered at St. Michael School gymnasium in Augusta to...
  • Effort to impeach Maine Gov. Paul LePage falls short

    01/14/2016 11:07:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 14, 2016 1:59 PM EST | Patrick Whittle
    Critics of Maine Gov. Paul LePage failed to muster enough support to require a vote Thursday on an independent investigation that could have led to impeachment for alleged abuse of power. Instead, House lawmakers voted 96-52 to indefinitely postpone debate after Republican leader Ken Fredette introduced a motion to pre-empt any action on the impeachment order. A group led by Democratic Rep. Ben Chipman of Portland wanted to punish the brash and outspoken Republican governor for pressuring a school operator into rescinding a job offer to Democratic House Speaker Mark Eves. ...
  • Maine legislators to introduce impeachment bill Thursday

    01/11/2016 9:33:28 AM PST · by Bob434 · 37 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | January 10 | Beth Quimby
    Not sure about the press herald's policy for copywrite, so I'll just sum up here- Democrats in Maine are going after Gov Paul Lepage for 8 charges- mostly to do with what they call "abuse of power"- and for his comment a bit ago that out of state drug dealers were impregnating "Young White Girls" in Maine. The are calling for a special house committee to investigate "allegations of misfeasance, malfeasance, nonfeasance and other misconduct"
  • Some Maine Democrats to press for impeachment of Gov. LePage

    01/10/2016 4:40:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 10, 2016 6:26 PM EST | David Sharp
    The furor over Gov. Paul LePage's comment about "young white" girls being impregnated by out-of-state drug dealers is last week's news. This week could bring an impeachment order calling for an investigation into the Republican's alleged abuse of power. A group of lawmakers led by Rep. Ben Chipman, a Portland Democrat, submitted the order, and Chipman said it's due to be debated on the House floor on Thursday. But House Democrats are divided, and the situation remains fluid. ...
  • U.S. Navy’s New Zumwalt Destroyer in Portland Harbor

    01/07/2016 6:05:34 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 41 replies
    gCaptain ^ | January 6, 2016
    Video from Maine Imaging Photography showing the U.S. Navy’s Zumwalt (DDG-1000) entering Portland Harbor following sea trials in December. The Zumwalt is the first of three planned Zumwalt-class stealth destroyers being built for the Navy by General Dynamics Bath Iron Works in Maine.
  • Jeb Bush: "Despondent, Depressed & Angry At The World."

    12/29/2015 4:04:44 PM PST · by bkopto · 139 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | December 18, 2015 | by DCWhispers
    He was supposed to win the GOP nomination easily and just six months ago, it appeared he would do just that. He had tens of millions of donor dollars at the ready, the approval of the GOP Establishment, and a successful stint as governor of one of the most important swing states in the country. Nothing went as planned. SNIP A D.C. Whispers source painted the Bush campaign with the following colors: "He just doesn't have it and he's not a good enough politician to fake it. He's also suffering from eight years of Barack Obama faking it and voters...
  • Bangor teacher says she was ordered to remove Christmas tree from classroom

    12/25/2015 5:17:26 PM PST · by lowbridge · 53 replies
    bangordailynews.com ^ | December 21, 2015 | judy harrison
    A long-time math teacher at Bangor High School said on her Facebook page that she was ordered by the principal on Friday to remove a small Christmas tree from her classroom. Catherine Gordon said in a post timestamped Dec. 18 at 9:17 p.m. that the "tree had no religious symbols on it whatsoever. No crosses or angels, just pink Hello Kitties and my students really enjoyed it and it cheered me up during the day." Gordon said in the post that she has been decorating her classroom for the holidays for 30 years. Bangor School Superintendent Betsy Webb issued the...
  • Maine Drops 9000 From Food Stamps After They Refuse To Comply With Work Requirement

    12/22/2015 3:41:25 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 36 replies
    Republican Gov. Paul LePage recently began enforcing Maine’s volunteer and work requirements for food stamp SNAP recipients to keep their benefits. The end result was more than 9,000 non-disabled adults getting dropped from the program. The rules prevent adults who are not disabled and do not have dependents from receiving food stamps for more than three months, unless they work at least 20 hours a week, participate in a work-training program, or meet volunteer guidelines for 24 hours out of the month. Any one of those three getting met will not result in the loss of their SNAP food benefits.
  • LONE PROFITABLE ACA INSURANCE CO-OP LOSING MILLIONS (Maine)

    12/10/2015 6:25:29 PM PST · by dynachrome · 10 replies
    AP ^ | 12-10-15 | TOM MURPHY
    The lone health insurance cooperative to make money last year on the Affordable Care Act's public insurance exchanges is now losing millions and suspending individual enrollment for 2016. Maine's Community Health Options lost more than $17 million in the first nine months of this year, after making $10.9 million in the same period last year. A spokesman said higher-than-expected medical costs have hurt the cooperative.
  • Syrian Refugees Have Been Resettled In 36 States, Most In CA,TX, MI

    12/01/2015 1:05:08 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/01/15 | Caroline May
    Since the start of the Syria's civil war in the spring of 2011, the U.S. has admitted 2,311 Syrian refugees and resettled them in 36 different states. According to data from the State Department's Refugee Processing Center the top three destinations for Syrian refugees since the beginning of the conflict are California, Texas, and Michigan. From March 15, 2011 through December 1, 2015, California received the most (261) Syrian refugees, Texas received the second most with 242, and Michigan has received the third most with 217. Other states that have received Syrian refugees since March 2011 include: Arizona (182), Illinois...
  • Wheelchair bound Maine man who shot home invader faces eviction for owning gun

    11/17/2015 10:42:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/17/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Some people just can’t seem to catch a break. Maine resident Harvey Lembo had suffered from a number of health issues which wound up landing him in a wheelchair. Then his apartment was broken into. Four times. Having had enough of being the target of criminals, Mr. Lembo went and purchased himself a handgun. On the night of the very same September day that he brought his new weapon home, criminals broke into his place for a fifth time, but on that occasion things ended differently. (CBS News) “I had the gun under my pillow. I reached out and...
  • Now 25 Republican governors - and one Democrat too - say they don't want to accept Syrian refugees

    11/16/2015 6:16:22 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 128 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | November 16, 2015 | Nikki Schwab
    Now, 25 Republican governors – and one Democrat too – have said they don't want Syrian refugees in their states, as President Obama recommitted the U.S. to take a portion of this population fleeing from ISIS. In a press conference this morning in Turkey, Obama said that 'the United States has to step up and do its part,' while chiding those in the opposition party for suggesting there be a 'religious test' for entry into the United States. There's concern, after Friday's brutal attack in Paris, that ISIS fighters are infiltrating those fleeing Syria and will carry out future violence...
  • 28 states refuse Syrian refugees - AL, MI, TX, LA, AR, IN, IL, MA, MS, OH, FL, WI, NC, AZ, ME, NH...

    11/16/2015 9:47:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 442 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 16, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    "Slamming the door in their faces would be a betrayal of our values," [Obama] said.Six Republican governors have announced that Syrian refugees won't be allowed to resettle in their states in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks in Paris. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley issued statements Sunday saying that they wanted to prioritize the safety of the residents in their states. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott; Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a GOP presidential candidate; Arkansas Gov. Gov. Asa Hutchinson; and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence joined them on Monday. "Michigan is a welcoming state and we are...
  • Planned Parenthood protester sued by Maine for yelling so loudly outside abortion...

    11/10/2015 3:16:40 PM PST · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/10/15 | Ollie Gillman
    An anti-abortion protester is being sued by the state of Maine for yelling so loudly outside a Planned Parenthood clinic that he is disrupting healthcare.Evangelical Christian Brian Ingalls, 26, had a lawsuit filed against him by Maine's Attorney General Janet Mills under the state's civil rights act.Mills says Ingalls has the right to protest but not to intentionally disrupt appointments by shouting at patients and medical staff during counseling sessions.Ingalls is often seen outside of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Portland, Maine, on Fridays and shouts up to patients on the second floor to tell them his views on abortion.Last...
  • The Universal Notebook: Sick of guns, sick of intimidation

    11/10/2015 7:34:47 AM PST · by rktman · 24 replies
    theforecaster.net ^ | 11/9/2015 | edgar allan beem
    On Election Day, I signed the Maine Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense petition to once again try to close the gun-show loophole that allows anyone with a fistful of dollars to purchase a gun without a background check. Many of the other people coming out of the polling place signed, too, but I despair of such a reasonable measure ever passing. Why? Because we live in a gun-sick society.
  • Analysis: Bevin Win in Kentucky Underscores Decimated Democratic Party Under Obama

    11/04/2015 2:30:55 PM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 11/4/2015 | Guy Benson
    Last night's off-year elections produced a number of noteworthy outcomes, none larger than Republican Matt Bevin's upset victory in Kentucky's gubernatorial race. Bevin ran as a hard-charging outsider conservative, warts and all. Public polls gave his opponent, Democrat Jack Conway, a modest but stable lead throughout the race's home stretch, averaging out to a three-point Conway advantage in a three-way contest. They were off by double digits. Bevin won handily:DailyKos tweet at link ... Bevin, boosted by a massive investment from national Republicans and help from his former nemisis Mitch McConnell, nationalized the race, tying Conway to President Obama at...
  • College Prof: You Have No Right to More Than One Child

    11/03/2015 12:11:55 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 71 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 11/02/2015 | Matthew Archbold
    A philosophy professor at Bowdoin College, Sarah Conly, really misses China's One-Child policy. I mean, really misses it. She even wrote a book called "One Child: Do We Have a Right to More..." I'm not going to buy that book but she was kind enough to write a column in the Boston Globe putting her anti-human kookiness on display for everyone to see. In it, she bemoans China ending its one-child policy and asks "Is this really a good thing?" She thinks not. She writes, "the idea that people should limit the number of children they have to just one...
  • Recreational weed laws could be in for a change

    11/02/2015 11:48:31 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 2, 2015 | Washington Examiner Staff
    Sen. Bernie Sanders brought marijuana into the national conversation last week, calling for legalizing and regulating the drug. Under his plan, people in possession of the substance would be treated no differently than people smoking cigarettes or drinking alcohol. By removing marijuana from the list of dangerous drugs, Sanders' move would allow states to legalize the marijuana without Washington having a say. Beyond campaign speeches meant to appeal to young voters, a host of state ballot initiatives on marijuana will be greeting voters next November. In California, which became the first state to legalize medical marijuana in 1996, residents may...
  • Maine's Bowdoin College drops the name of Jefferson Davis from scholarship, will return money to UDC

    10/22/2015 5:54:06 PM PDT · by Rebeleye · 8 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | 22 October 2015 | Beth Brogan
    Bowdoin College will no longer bestow the Jefferson Davis Award... The annual cash award to a student of government and legal studies who excels in constitutional law was named for the Confederate president. It was established in 1972 with an endowed gift from the United Daughters of the Confederacy, according to a news release from the college. In 1858, Davis received an honorary degree from Bowdoin College... The entire current value of the endowed fund will be returned to the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
  • Historian discusses 'Gods and Generals'

    01/30/2003 8:52:27 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 40 replies · 568+ views
    Register & Bee ^ | Jan 29, 2003 | CATHY KOPLEN
    DANVILLE, Va. - Dr. James I. "Buddy" Robertson said Wednesday that emotion is the key element in the movie "Gods and Generals."Robertson, a renowned Civil War historian, was the historical consultant on the Warner Bros./Ted Turner movie that features Confederate Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson as its main character."Gods and Generals" is an adaptation of a book written by Jeff Shaara and is the prequel to "The Killer Angels," on which the film "Gettysburg" was based.The movie deviates from the book with a healthy dose of Jackson's character taken from Robertson's biography."This is the greatest Civil War movie ever made,"...
  • The Gettysburg Reunion of 1913

    06/30/2010 3:47:19 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | June 30, 2010 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    The War Between the States Sesquicentennial, 150th Anniversary, runs from 2010 through 2015.
  • Movie reviewer offers critique of Gods and Generals

    03/04/2003 9:22:05 PM PST · by stainlessbanner · 12 replies · 1,278+ views
    TN Baptist Convention ^ | 26 February 2003 | Phil Boatwright
    The sweeping Civil War epic begins in early 1861 and continues through 1863, just prior to the Battle of Gettysburg. Focusing on the leadership of the Norths Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (Jeff Daniels), one of the Unions finest military leaders, and two extraordinary Confederate generals, Robert E. Lee (Robert Duvall) and Thomas Stonewall Jackson (Stephen Lang), the story examines in detail the strategies, sacrifices, and religious nature of these three men.At 3 hours and 49 minutes, with a built-in 12-minute intermission, it is, alas, not a perfect film. Nearly every conversation in the first half has the characters speaking in...
  • Remembering the Gettysburg Reunion of 1913

    07/21/2009 5:35:10 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 31 replies · 912+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | July 21, 2009 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    The story of the Battle of Gettysburg and 50th Anniversary Reunion would make for a heart-warming and touching TV Historic mini-series or Hollywood movie.
  • Neither Fools Nor Cowards(Excellent read)

    05/14/2005 6:27:08 AM PDT · by kellynla · 16 replies · 773+ views
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | May 13, 2005 | Eliot A. Cohen
    Soldier and scholar, the sword and the book. Despite some remarkable individuals distinguished in both fields--Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, hero of Gettysburg and a professor who ended the war as one of Grant's favorite generals, or Gen. John Galvin, Supreme Allied Commander Europe in the 1980s and a noted historian of the American Revolution--the academy and barracks often look askance at one another. While the United States is in the midst of a war that obliterated part of their city, the university senate at Columbia University recently voted overwhelmingly to ban the Reserve Officer Training Corps from returning to the campus....
  • A deeply religious movie about war: Kinsolving on his role as Gen. Barksdale in 'Gods & Generals'

    02/11/2003 12:42:39 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 18 replies · 657+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Tuesday, February 11, 2003 | Les Kinsolving
    Even though it chronicles one half of the Eastern sector of the bloodiest war ever fought on American soil, the new movie "Gods & Generals," is one of the most deeply religious movies ever produced. In every one of the four Gospels, there is that account of the violence of Jesus Christ. For after a brief sermonette of one verse, he took "a small scourge of cords" and used it to whip the money changers and sacrificial animal salesmen out of the Temple in Jerusalem. Two of the most devoutly religious and courageous soldiers in American history were Thomas Jonathan...
  • This Day In History - Civil War July 2, 1863 The second day of battle at Gettysburg

    1863 : The second day of battle at Gettysburg General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia attacks General George G. Meade's Army of the Potomac at both Culp's Hill and Little Round Top, but fails to move the Yankees from their positions. On the north end of the line, or the Union's right flank, Confederates from General Richard Ewell's corps struggled up Culp's Hill, which was steep and heavily wooded, before being turned back by heavy Union fire. But the most significant action was on the south end of the Union line. General James Longstreet's corps launched an attack...
  • The Gettysburg Reunion of 1913

    07/03/2011 5:17:31 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 91 replies
    Canda Free Press ^ | July 3, 2011 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Fifty years had passed since the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1st- 3rd, 1863.
  • 1913 Gettysburg Reunion of Blue and Gray

    06/15/2013 2:53:18 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 262 replies
    Huntington News ^ | June 14, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    A highlight of the reunion was the Confederate Veterans walk on the path of Gen. George Picketts charge that was greeted, this time, by a handshake from the Union Veterans.
  • Last full measure

    07/03/2005 8:03:44 AM PDT · by Valin · 16 replies · 459+ views
    Powerline ^ | 6/3/05 | Scott Johnson
    We missed our opportunity yesterday to pay tribute to the heroes of Gettysburg Day 2, the decisive day of the battle. Among the heroes who saved the Union on July 2, 1863 were the 282 men of the First Minnesota Volunteers. Their story cannot be told often enough, and Mackubin Thomas Owens made it the centerpiece of his terrific 2003 "Reflections on Memorial Day." As John has previously observed here: The pivot of American history turns on the second day at Gettysburg, and, while thousands of men fought gallantly on both sides that day, there were two points where the...
  • Happy 234th birthday America!

    06/25/2010 3:58:54 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 17 replies
    Huntington News ^ | June 25, 2010 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Do young people know who Gen. Robert Edward Lee, Major Gen. George Edward Pickett and Major Gen. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain were?
  • Remembering the Gettysburg Reunion of 1913

    07/03/2012 3:28:07 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 53 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | July 3, 2012 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Do you know who Gen. Robert Edward Lee, Major Gen. George Edward Pickett and Major Gen. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain were?
  • Bowdoin College drops award honoring Confederate president

    10/22/2015 11:05:41 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 59 replies
    BDN Staff ^ | Oct. 22, 2015 | By Beth Brogan,
    BRUNSWICK, Maine Bowdoin College will no longer bestow the Jefferson Davis Award, after the colleges board of trustees voted to approve President Clayton Roses proposal to end the practice. The annual cash award to a student of government and legal studies who excels in constitutional law was named for the Confederate president. It was established in 1972 with an endowed gift from the United Daughters of the Confederacy, according to a news release from the college. In 1858, Davis received an honorary degree from Bowdoin College.
  • Apology letter:'I messed up and slit your throat' Connor MacCalister admits to murder

    10/08/2015 8:13:49 PM PDT · by massmike · 24 replies
    wcvb.com ^ | 10/08/2015 | n/a
    A woman accused of fatally stabbing a stranger in a Maine supermarket pleaded guilty to murder and requested a life sentence on Thursday, disregarding her lawyer's recommendation that she use an insanity defense. Connor MacCalister is charged with killing 59-year-old Wendy Boudreau at a Shaw's in Saco in August. MacCalister, 31, was born Tanisha Hopkins and previously identified herself as a transgender man but asked to be referred to as a woman in court. MacCalister told police she had gone to the store to kill "several random people," according to an affidavit. Court records show that MacCalister said she was...
  • Maine election-year battle over welfare for asylum seekers on-going

    10/07/2015 1:12:21 PM PDT · by robowombat · 4 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | September 21, 2014 | Ann Corcoran
    Maine election-year battle over welfare for asylum seekers on-going Maine election-year battle over welfare for asylum seekers on-going Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 21, 2014 We have reported on the problem in Maine for months (years!). The gist of it is that Maine has had a wonderland of welfare for immigrants (that is what brought the first Somalis to Lewiston years ago) and now the LePage Administration is trying to cut back social services to asylum seekers. (The federal government does not give welfare to asylum seekers until they have become legitimate legal refugees.) Apparently the word got out...
  • Lewiston, Maine: Muslims Demand Mayors Resignation for Asking Them to Assimilate

    10/01/2015 10:01:24 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 89 replies
    pamgeller.com ^ | Oct 12, 20 | Pam Geller
    This is how far we have fallen: an American mayor asks immigrants to America to become Americans and adopt American values, as all immigrants did in the past, and they're demanding his resignation. Of course, we've seen it many times: Muslims do not adapt. Non-Muslims must adapt to them. And so it is here. But if our society and culture were healthy, the President and politicians all over the country would be rushing to the aid of Lewiston's mayor, instead of letting him twist in the wind.
  • The Bushes having lunch at a Biker Bar in Maine.

    09/27/2015 4:27:46 PM PDT · by Steven Scharf · 60 replies
    Facebook ^ | 9/25/2015 | Bentley's
    George and Barbara Bush had lunch at Bentley's, a biker bar in Arundel Maine on Friday. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10207924647499841&set=gm.10153750936031162&type=3&theater
  • Slain Christian's head allegedly bashed by Muslim 'refugees'

    08/27/2015 1:06:54 PM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 22 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | August 25, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    A judge on Monday unsealed the court documents of a grisly murder of a Christian man, allegedly at the hands of three Muslim immigrants in Portland, Maine. In those documents, which had been sealed since the three men were charged Aug. 11, police said they found the brutally beaten body of Freddy Akoa lying on the living-room floor in his apartment. He was the victim of a savage attack that took place over several hours. According to the autopsy report, he had cuts and bruises all over his body, with the fatal blows coming to his head. Akoa, who had...
  • Black Lives Matter voice in Maine: Use white privilege to disrupt it

    09/23/2015 9:51:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Bangor Daily News ^ | September 23, 2015 | Beth Brogan
    BRUNSWICK, Maine Civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson was welcomed back to Bowdoin College on Tuesday with the sound of hundreds of fingers snapping. This form of applause is reserved only for certain speakers with whom students feel a special kinship, according to Ashley Bomboka, president of the colleges African-American Society. Mckesson, a 2007 graduate of Bowdoin, returned to visit classes, meet with new college President Clayton Rose and speak about his experiences as perhaps the most visible face of the Black Lives Matter movement. Tuesday afternoons conversation, The Intersection Between Education and Justice, was moderated by Bomboka and Bowdoin...
  • Pennsylvania charge man in Timothy Davison's shooting death

    09/21/2015 8:31:47 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Lewiston-Auburn Sun-Journal ^ | September 21, 2015 | Staff
    A man already in jail on murder charges also has been charged in the 2014 shooting death of Timothy "Asti" Davison, according to news and social media reports. Davison, 28, of Poland was traveling north on Interstate 81 at about 2:10 a.m. Jan. 4, 2014, when he reported to police that he was being chased and shot at by someone in a Ford Ranger-style truck, according to Pennsylvania State Police. On Monday, the District Attorney in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, announced John Wayne Strawser, 38 who is being held on charges related to the slaying of a woman earlier this year,...
  • Corker: WH foreign policy talks 'bizarre'

    05/23/2014 1:12:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 23, 2014 | Justin Sink
    Top White House officials have reportedly been holding private meetings with lawmakers this week to boost support for the presidents foreign policy strategy, although the outreach effort appears to have left some lawmakers confused and upset. Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) described a meeting with White House chief of staff Denis McDonough and National Security Adviser Susan Rice earlier this week as one of the most bizarre I've attended on Foreign Relations on foreign policy in our country. I know several of us were involved in a very bizarre discussion last night. This continues a very bizarre discussion, Corker added, according...
  • Maine: The Second Amendment Is The Right To Carry Concealed

    09/18/2015 7:56:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    gunsnfreedom.com ^ | 9/17/2015 | unknown
    With only two stipulations that do infringe the right to carry, it seems to be the best state law passed this year for 2nd Amendment rights. The two stipulations are that first, you must be at or over 21 years of age, and that you must tell an officer that you are carrying in a traffic stop.