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  • LIVE: Two Trump Rallies 10/15/2016 Portsmouth, NH @ 12pm and Bangor, ME @ 3pm ET

    10/15/2016 3:31:30 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 604 replies
    Saturday, October 15, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Portsmouth, NH at Toyota of Portsmouth. The event will begin at 12:00 PM ET. Toyota of Portsmouth Saturday, October 15, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Bangor, ME at ​Cross Insurance Center. Live coverage of the event 3:00 PM ET. Cross Insurance Center
  • Somalis in Maine strike back after Trump's comments at rally

    08/10/2016 12:31:29 AM PDT · by blueplum · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 05 August 2016 5:59pm EDT | Patrick Whittle
    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Donald Trump's characterization of Somalis as dangerous and a drag on resources could undo years of work that they have done to establish themselves in the country's whitest state, Somali residents said Friday. Trump told a packed audience in Portland on Thursday that Maine is a "major destination" for Somali refugees and that they're coming from some of the "most dangerous" places. All told, about 10,000 Somalis lives in Portland and Lewiston, Maine's largest cities. [snip] On Friday afternoon, Somali organizers held a rally on the steps of City Hall to respond to Trump. One read...
  • LIVE:Trump town hall event in Portland, ME at the Merrill Auditorium. Begins at 3:00 PM ET.

    08/04/2016 12:46:49 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 524 replies
    Thursday, August 4, 2016: LIVE Watch the LIVE STREAM of the event below beginning at 3:00 PM ET: PORTLAND, ME BEAUTIFUL MERRILL AUDITORIUM
  • ME: Two Armed WalMart Shoppers Stop NY Drug Deal Shootout

    06/29/2016 6:00:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 29 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A drug deal was going down in a WalMart parking lot.  Some of the participants were not happy with the deal.  They could not use the criminal justice system, so they used guns.  Shots were exchanged between occupants of two cars in the lot.  The WalMart parking lot was not in New York or New Jersey.  This WalMart was in Augusta, Maine, and in Maine, responsible and honest people can legally carry guns.  Two honest and responsible gun carriers stopped the shooting. The shooting in the Maine WalMart was between New York residents, and it involved Heroin.  The four...
  • LIVE THREAD: Donald J.Trump in Bangor, Maine @ 4pm EDT

    06/29/2016 4:15:26 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 564 replies
    Wednesday, June 29, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump rally in Bangor, ME at the Cross Insurance Center. Live coverage begins at 4:00 PM EDT. Bangor ME Watch the LIVE Stream of the event below beginning at 4:00 PM EDT The Cross Insurance Center Main Street Bangor, Maine
  • The Kasich Campaign’s Next Moves

    02/21/2016 6:41:19 AM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | February 18, 2016 | Alexis Levinson
    The next stops for Kasich are the primaries in New England. Vermont and Massachusetts, whose media markets at points overlap with New Hampshire, where Kasich practically lived for the past several months, both hold primaries on March 1. The Maine primary follows on March 5. Those around Kasich believe he can capitalize on his investment in New Hampshire with voters in those surrounding states. Kasich is scheduled to spend the day of the South Carolina primary in Massachusetts ... Still, Kasich’s biggest target other than his native Ohio remains Michigan, which will hold its primary on March 8. Kasich’s advisers...
  • 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.
  • ME admits changing opinion on Martin's death

    07/05/2013 11:13:05 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 46 replies ^ | 7/5/13 | ap
    The doctor who performed Trayvon Martin's autopsy says he has changed his opinion in recent weeks on two matters related to the teen's death. Dr. Shiping Bao on Friday said he had changed his opinion about how long Martin was alive after being shot and the effect of marijuana detected in Martin's body at the time of his death. The associate medical examiner said last November that he believed Martin was alive one to three minutes. But he testified Friday it was one to 10 minutes. He also said Friday that marijuana could have affected Martin physically or mentally, even...
  • The Universal Notebook: Sick of guns, sick of intimidation

    11/10/2015 7:34:47 AM PST · by rktman · 24 replies ^ | 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.
  • Waiting Game (Obama Doctrine Epic Fail, but we all know that already)

    10/20/2015 7:10:33 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10-20-2015 | Richard Fernandez
    The most interesting thing about Henry Kissinger’s analysis and rescue plan for American foreign policy, A Path Out of the Middle East Collapse, is the how little hope and optimism it excited. Few appear to regard the article’s recommendations as feasible, and it has been received with the passivity air of a beaten boxer hoping only for a rematch. This fatalism is especially depressing in the light of Kissinger’s diagnosis that Obama has basically unwound every foreign policy achievement of the last 40 years. His considered belief that an outside chance of survival of the American position is still possible...
  • 9 attempts to explain the crazy complexity of the Middle East

    10/07/2015 8:08:59 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01 October 2015 | Adam Taylor
    The Middle East is complicated. The religious, social and political cleavages of the region are myriad and hard to succinctly sum up. How do you untangle the Israeli-Palestinian situation, or explain the divide between Sunni Islam and Shia Islam, or square those who favor political Islam with those who favor secular government? Where do other religious and political minorities fit in? And where do big powers outside the region, most obviously the United States, exert influence? Last summer, a reader of the Financial Times tried to make sense of the Middle East with a widely shared letter to the editor:
  • ME: Man Shoots Burglar with "Vintage" Revolver, 7mm?

    09/03/2015 5:26:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 36 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 September, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A 67-Year-Old disabled Rockland Maine man was tired of being burglarized and his medications stolen.   He described himself as a "walking drugstore".   He purchased what the reporter described as a vintage gun.   Harvey said "I bought a gun. Best thing I ever did." On August 25, Harvey Lembo was on the phone to police when he shot the burglary suspect.  Pistols are handy when one hand is employed on another critical task. The suspect broke in; made a wrong move, and was shot.   The story says the gun was a 7mm, and that it was under...
  • Thief casually swipes woman's purse as she's doing her shopping

    09/01/2015 2:08:08 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 11 replies
    Mirror UK ^ | 12:27, 1 September 2015 Updated 13:29, 1 September 2015 | By Will Oliphant
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  • Megyn Kelly’s guest on tonight’s “Kelly File”: Jorge Ramos

    08/26/2015 6:02:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 26, 2015 | Allahpundit
    We thought the feud was over. We thought wrong. “Fox News host Megyn Kelly is no stranger to Trump’s bullish tactics,” notes the Fusion press release touting Ramos’s guest hit tonight. Indeed. She’s tweaking Trump here, obviously, by giving his immigration nemesis a platform to call Trump a child-deporting fascist and grieve over how his right to grandstand on Trump’s dime was brutally suppressed for five minutes or whatever. Here’s your open thread to gripe, grumble, and groan about the great Fox News/amnesty/anti-Trump alliance. Easy prediction, though: Kelly will go out of her way to challenge Ramos on whether he...
  • Kelly to Trump: If You Can't Get Past Me, How Are You Going To Handle Putin? (edited to fit)

    08/09/2015 8:34:43 PM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 186 replies ^ | Aug. 9, 2015 | soopermexican
    Megyn Kelly deflected all the controversy and criticism from Trump supporters and others who said her questions were unfair while appearing on Media Buzz with Howard Kurtz.
  • ME: Governor Paul Le Page Signs Constitutional Carry

    07/11/2015 4:33:50 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    For a late Independence Day present to patriots, Governor Paul Le Page signed LD 652, the Maine constitutional carry bill.   The law will go into effect 90 days after the legislature adjourns.  The bill was signed this today, July 8th, 2015, in a ceremony that was closed to the press.  I received notice from the press secretary, Adrienne Bennett, that the bill was signed about noon, central time.   Further confirmation comes from AUGUSTA, Maine —Maine Gov. Paul LePage has signed a bill that will allow residents to carry a concealed handgun without obtaining a permit. Maine will become...
  • ME: Disarmist shows lack of Imagination

    07/06/2015 5:09:20 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Maine is moving toward constitutional or permitless carry.  It is not a large step for Maine, which has a fairly liberal concealed carry law and constitutional open carry.   The bill, LD 652 need only be signed by the Governor to become law, and it seems likely that Governor Le Page will sign it.  But that does not stop a Maine disarmist from complaining.  From "And there is no good I can see in having anyone carry concealed guns without permits, training, background checks and minimum age requirements." So it all comes down to a lack of imagination on...
  • ME: Constitutional Carry Bill Goes to Governor Paul Le Page

    07/04/2015 5:52:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 July, | Dean Weingarten
    LD 652/SP 245, known as the constitutional carry bill, has been passed out of the special appropriations table, been  approved of in the Senate (again) by a 23 to 12 vote, and will now go to Governor Paul Le Page for signature or veto.   It does not appear that the legislature will be in session for three consecutive days in July, so if Governor Le Page does not sign the bill, it will not become law. Governor Le Page said that he would not sign the bill if it required Maine residents under the age of 21, on active...
  • Maine Constitutional Carry passes Senate, House, with minor amendments

    06/05/2015 6:00:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
     LD 652 (SP 245), "An Act To Authorize the Carrying of Concealed Handguns without a Permit"  passed  the Senate, 23-12, last Friday. Today, 1 June, the Maine House  passed a lightly amended Constitutional Carry bill, 83-62.  The House added two amendments to the bill.   From More votes are required in the Senate before the bill moves forward, for procedural reasons and because the House adopted two amendments to the bill. One would require anyone under age 21 to get a permit to carry a concealed weapon. The other would require a person carrying a concealed gun to tell...
  • Maine's Chances for Constitutional Carry have Improved

    05/31/2015 5:50:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Yesterday, 28 May, 2015, the Maine Senate voted to restore Mainers second amendment rights.   The legislation would remove the requirement to obtain a permit to carry a concealed firearm.  The earliest ban on concealed carry in Maine that I could find, was passed in 1967.   It has never been illegal for Mainers to carry handguns openly.    The Maine Senate has a majority of Republicans, but the vote was expected to be closer.  The bill passed 21-14.  From the  The decisive vote led advocates to predict passage in the House of Representatives, which could take up the proposal...
  • ME: Bloomberg Money Opposing Constitutional Carry

    05/05/2015 8:24:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies | 3 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Maine may be the most likely state to pass constitutional carry next.  The state is one of those which has has preserved open carry without government permission, though that applies to over 60% of the states.   In addition, it has a quirky shall issue permit system that gives a little bit of arbitrary power, in the form of a "good moral character" requirement, to local police or to elected officials, if there is no police chief.  The system was created in 1985, one of the early "shall issue" laws. These characteristics have lead to an effective campaign to reform...
  • Maine for Constitutional Carry?

    03/02/2015 3:07:58 PM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Maine may be gearing up to pass constitutional carry.  A young state Senator has introduced a bill to restore the ability to carry concealed weapons without a permit.  He has gathered 96 sponsors for the bill, which is short and easy to understand.  From Under the present law, it is illegal for gun owners to wear a jacket over their weapon unless they have a special permit.  Sen. Eric Brakey, R-Auburn has submitted a bill that he said he would restore Second Amendment rights. The bill has bipartisan support in the state legislator, with 96 sponsors. Here is...
  • U.S. Seen in Middle East as Ally of Terrorists

    02/04/2015 10:12:27 AM PST · by wtd · 18 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | February 4, 2015 at 5:00 am | Khaled Abu Toameh
    ,li>U.S. Seen in Middle East as Ally of Terrorists Many Egyptians and moderate Arabs and Muslims were shocked to hear that the U.S. State Department recently hosted a Muslim Brotherhood delegation. They were equally shocked when an EU court decided to remove Hamas from the bloc's list of terror groups. "Just two days after the controversial visit, the Brotherhood called for a war against their fellow Egyptians." — Linda S. Heard, Middle East Expert, Gulf News. "The Muslim Brotherhood is seeking to return to the political arena through the American door and terrorist attacks. The U.S. policy appears to be...
  • Sorry Guys

    12/20/2014 9:18:27 AM PST · by lafroste · 81 replies
    I have tried to post an apology about ten times now. I apologize for me earlier threads. All I can say is don't drink and post. Hope you all have a great week. Don't shoot the messenger. The devil is in the details. Happy is as happy does.
  • Fox Anchor: CNBC ‘Silenced’ Me For Reporting On Obamacare [VIDEO]

    11/15/2014 1:03:08 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/15/14 | Sarah Hurtubise
    Fox Business Network anchor Melissa Francis said she was “silenced” by CNBC when management told her she was “disrespecting the office of the president” by reporting about Obamacare.
  • Pity Barack Obama - A pariah in his own time.

    11/05/2014 2:04:06 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 68 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | November 5, 2014 | Ross Kaminsky
    [SNIP] "In a generic way, he tied the “political millstone” to Democrats across the country a month ago when he said, “I am not on the ballot this fall.… But make no mistake: These policies are on the ballot. Every single one of them.” [SNIP] Democrats realize it now — that, as with another former community organizer named Jim Jones, followers are expendable — but it’s too late for them despite Harry Reid’s best efforts to shield them from tough votes and cast Republicans as obstructionists when Reid himself is the source of American electoral constipation. Poor Barack. He was...
  • ME:Don't use your Shotgun as a Club... Unless you must

    10/02/2014 6:29:21 PM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In a dramatic video from Maine, a neighbor uses his shotgun as a club to drive off Pitt bulls attacking a neighbors Basset hound.   It is a bad idea to use your firearm as a club.   The firearm may be damaged, and not operable when you need it.   In the video, the man in the blue shirt (MIBS) is showing clubbing the attacking dogs with the shotgun, then shooting one of them. Link to video That is what is shown, until you look at the time stamps.   When you check those, it is clear that the man in the...
  • Constitution Day and My Birthday- Concurrent

    09/17/2014 8:37:36 AM PDT · by Vendome · 10 replies
    Vanity | Vendome
    So I’m at an observance of Constitution Day last week and in a contest, testing our knowledge of the constitution. Now, I’m gonna win and I’m one question away. The moderator asks: “Besides Constitution Day, what other day is celebrated concurrently? “. “My Birthday!” I yelled. “Wrong Answer” replied the Mod. “You call my Mom on Wednesday and tell her that!” I protested. The Mod says “Anyone know the answer?”. So I’m looking around and . . . Nothing. No one answered. I turned to the gal behind me and whispered “Citizenship Day” and she yelled out the same. Afterward,...
  • Obama Administration Suppresses Talk of Muslim Persecution of Christians

    07/17/2014 5:07:32 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 17, 2014 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Obama Administration Suppresses Talk of Muslim Persecution of ChristiansPosted By Raymond Ibrahim On July 17, 2014 @ 12:35 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 1 Comment Originally published by the Gatestone Institute.Along with an especially egregious list of atrocities committed against Christian minorities throughout the Islamic world, March also saw some callous indifference or worse from the U.S. government.President Barack Hussein Obama was criticized by human rights activists for not addressing the plight of Christians and other minorities during his talks with leaders in Saudi Arabia, where Christianity is banned.According to the Washington-based International Christian Concern (ICC) advocacy group, Obama did not “publicly...

    05/14/2014 12:07:29 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 5 replies
    ME | 09/14/14 | swampsniper
    Just out of the hospital again and the freepathon is still running, GOOD GRIEF! Come on people, throw something in the potAfter a week or so of gradually filling up with snot, and postponing things as usual I got caught this past weekend and had to go get pumped out. I did learn something last time, didn't wait quite as long to start.I know there is gonna be at least one Who Cares About Your Snotty Lungs and didn't miss you anyway post, to you I can only say go take a laxative and come back when you feel better!...
  • IMPORTANT GOP House Primary Races: And How You Can Help (Northeast and South)

    05/09/2014 12:57:12 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 58 replies
    NORTHEAST and SOUTH There are numerous important House Primary Races! And places where we can WIN! PLEASE contribute! And if you can't contribute money ... the least we can do is go to their pages and give them a "like" or a tweet. All of these candidates are involved in primaries that are close (or could be close) against generally more moderate or liberal Republicans. All of these districts are winnable in November. Maine: BRUCE POLIQUIN, MAINE-2, JUNE 10th .... Open Seat Endorsed by: Maine Right to Life, Freedom Works Bruce Poliquin -- FACEBOOK -- TWITTER -- DONATEFreedomWorks: "As a...
  • After 19-Month Wait, Portland Gets the Verdict – Boston's Deeley to Helm Maine Church

    12/18/2013 2:25:41 PM PST · by NYer · 7 replies
    Whispers in the Loggia ^ | December 18, 2013 | Rocco Palmo
    A century ago, Catholicism's ascent in New England began with the arrival in Maine of a Boston-born Roman powerhouse, one credited by many with inventing the model of episcopacy that became the national standard. Now, in the same place, it falls to another with a similar profile to take on the less glamorous end of the cycle. Then again, he's got the grit for it. In the fourth US appointment of the last six days, at Roman Noon this Wednesday the Pope named Bishop Robert Deeley, 67 – ordained an auxiliary of Boston less than a year ago –...
  • A Dangerous Insularity

    12/09/2013 7:10:30 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 1 replies
    Richoche ^ | December 8, 2013 | Dave Carter
    The dark silhouetted trees appeared illusory, as if in a dream through the light fog, their irregular heights capping the rolling Alabama landscape on I-85 north of Montgomery. The cab's interior was awash in the soft green glow of the gauges, gadgets and screens adorning the instrument panel. Sunrise was three hours away yet, leaving a bit of quiet time to negotiate an endless supply of construction zones, and avoid haphazardly placed orange barrels while sorting through competing waves of thought and reflection. "Patience," as Ambrose Bierce flirtatiously advised us, is, "A minor form of despair, disguised as a virtue."...
  • Game-changer: Saudis seek to re-balance Mideast against U.S.

    12/08/2013 8:06:59 PM PST · by Carbonsteel · 25 replies
    WND ^ | 12/05/2013 | Aaron Klein
    EILAT, Israel – Saudi Arabia is proposing a sweeping deal to Russia that solidifies Moscow’s position in the Middle East and Persian Gulf largely at the expense of the United States, according to informed Egyptian security officials. The deal incorporates increased Russian involvement in Egypt, Syria and the Persian Gulf, and even involves a Saudi guarantee to aid against terror plots targeting the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The Egyptian officials said the deal seeks to replace the U.S. with Russia as the major weapons dealer to Egypt. However, the weapons sales to Cairo are only the tip of...
  • Baracko Claus

    12/01/2013 5:11:00 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 2 replies
    Earl of Taint ^ | 12/1/13 | Earl of Taint
  • ME:Portland Police Chill Second and First Amendment Rights

    10/23/2013 5:28:44 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 October, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Armed Israelis may get a second glance The police Chief in Portland, Maine, Michael Sauschuck, does not like the "bear arms" part of the second amendment, and he and other Portland officials are quite willing to work to chill its exercise. There have been recent cases where police have stopped people who are legally openly carrying guns in the Portland area.  One has become popular on YouTube,  where a well read open carrier civilly schooled the police officer on the limitations of detainment under the Constitution and case law. In December of 2012, an activist was legally carrying an...
  • Obama nurtures his faith [on his b-day gathers pastors via phone to pray for him in the year ahead]

    10/20/2013 12:30:50 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 19, 2013 | JOSH LEDERMAN
    President Barack Obama isn’t an overtly religious man. He and his family rarely attend church. He almost never elaborates in public about his own relationship to his Christian faith. But away from the public eye, his advisers say the president has nurtured a spirituality that’s served to help ground him during turbulent times. Every year on Aug. 4, the president’s birthday, Obama convenes a group of pastors by phone to receive their prayers for him for the year to come. During the most challenging of times, prayer circles are organized with prominent religious figures such as megachurch pastor Joel Hunter,...
  • President Obama’s Oct. 8 news conference on the federal shutdown and debt limit (what a putz)

    10/08/2013 12:16:20 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Octobe 8, 2013 | Barack Obama
    ................And I've continued to believe that Citizens United contributed to some of the problems we're having in Washington right now. You know, you have some ideological extremist who has a big bankroll, and they can entirely skew our politics. And there are a whole bunch of members of Congress right now who privately will tell you, I know our positions are unreasonable, but we're scared that if we don't go along with the tea party agenda, or the -- some particularly extremist agenda, that we'll be challenged from the right. And the threats are very explicit. And so they toe...
  • Gulf states to introduce medical testing on travellers to 'detect' gay people, stop them from...

    10/07/2013 3:52:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/07/13 | Ted Thornhill
    A medical test being developed by Kuwait will be used to 'detect' homosexuals and prevent them from entering the country – or any of the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC), according to a Kuwaiti government official. GCC member countries – Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates – already deem homosexual acts unlawful. This controversial stance is being toughened, with members of the LGBT community stopped at the border and banned from entering the country, according to Yousouf Mindkar, the director of public health at the Kuwaiti health ministry.
  • Republican Party in Maine looses 13 key members

    08/25/2013 2:51:04 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 64 replies ^ | august 20, 2013 | Ramona Du Houx
    In a letter dated August 18, 2013, 13 members of the Maine Republican Party have resigned and/or unenrolled from their political party. The letter outlines many grievances. “Therefore, for the above-stated reasons, we can no longer allow ourselves to be called nor enrolled as Republicans; we can no longer associate ourselves with a political party that goes out of its way to continually restrict our freedoms and liberties as well as reaching deeper and deeper into our wallets.” Full text of letter: August 18, 2013 To Maine State GOP Secretary Chuck Mahaleris: There are times in your life when you...
  • How the West could smash Assad's arsenal: UK and US military chiefs drawing up a list of targets...

    08/25/2013 8:43:46 PM PDT · by Errant · 65 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 25 August, 2013 | Ian Drury
    UK and US military chiefs are drawing up a list of targets for precision-guided bombs and missiles to strike at the heart of Bashar Al-Assad’s regime. Defence correspondent Ian Drury looks at the options. WHAT TARGETS WOULD THE COALITION HIT? The favoured option among top brass is for limited Western action using ‘stand-off’ weapons from long distance to disrupt Assad’s ability to carry out chemical attacks and damage his military machine. Intelligence on targets would come from pilotless drones patrolling the skies above Syria and special forces on the ground.
  • Competitive House Race Surfaces in Maine (ME-2 open?)

    07/01/2013 6:40:09 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 13 replies
    CQ Roll Call ^ | June 13, 2013 | Emily Cahn
    Democratic Rep. Michael H. Michaud’s Thursday announcement that he is exploring a run for governor in Maine could spark crowded primaries for his competitive 2nd District. Michaud has won that district with comfortable margins for six terms, but his seat could be competitive if he launches a gubernatorial bid. President Barack Obama won it with 53 percent last year. “This obviously becomes a nationally targeted race if Michaud runs for governor,” said Erik Potholm, a Republican consultant who has worked extensively in Maine politics. “For Republicans, it’s a tremendous opportunity to pick up a new seat, because the … rural...
  • ME:Police Taser Gun Rights Advocate at Anti-Gun Violence Rally

    06/18/2013 7:48:21 PM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies ^ | 18 June 2013 | Marc Fortier and Tony Schinella
    Daniel Musso of Brentwood was one of a group of people protesting the Mayors Against Illegal Guns rally. An anti-gun violence rally at the Statehouse plaza on Tuesday turned ugly when gun rights supporters turned out to protest the event and one pro-gun advocate had to be Tasered by Concord Police after resisting their efforts to detain him. Daniel Musso, 52, of Brentwood attempted to interject commentary while John Cantin of Manchester was speaking about his efforts to influence U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-NH, on the background check issue. Musso, who was wearing a pro-Native American rights T-shirt, asked Cantin...
  • United States and Saudi Arabia Sign Open Skies Air Transport Agreement

    06/08/2013 5:28:05 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 16 replies
    Department of State ^ | May 28,2013 | ...
    Today in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, U.S. Ambassador James B. Smith and Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Director of the General Authority of Civil Aviation, Dr. Faisal bin Hamad Al-Sugair, signed an Open Skies air transport agreement. The United States-Saudi Arabia Open Skies agreement will, following a transition period, permit unrestricted air service by the airlines of both countries between and beyond the other’s territory, eliminating restrictions on how often the carriers fly, the kind of aircraft they use and the prices they charge. This agreement will allow for the strengthening and expansion of our strong trade and tourism links with Saudi Arabia,...
  • Turkey’s Erdogan says country won’t be drawn into Syria conflict after deadly bombings

    05/12/2013 10:27:14 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 1 replies
    Washington Post/AP ^ | 12 May 2013
    Turkey’s prime minister vowed Sunday his country won’t be drawn into Syria’s civil war, despite twin car bombings the government believes were carried out by a group of Turks with close ties to pro-government groups in Syria. The bombings left 46 people dead and marked the biggest incident of violence across the border since the start of Syria’s bloody civil war, raising fears of Turkey being pulled deeper into a conflict that threatens to destabilize the region. Syria has rejected allegations it was behind the attacks. But Turkish authorities said Sunday they had detained nine Turkish citizens with links to...
  • ME:LePage signs bill making gun owner IDs private

    04/27/2013 6:25:07 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 26 April, 2013 | AP
    AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine Gov. Paul LePage has signed into law a bill to keep confidential names and other information about gun owners who obtain concealed handgun permits. LePage, who has a concealed handgun permit, announced Friday he’d put his signature on the bill, which was approved a day earlier by lopsided votes in the Maine House and Senate.
  • Does anybody know what the NY/NJ Fugitive Task Force does?

    04/19/2013 12:41:50 PM PDT · by MacMattico · 23 replies
    They just pulled up and took the guy away that was living at the house next door while he worked on it for the new owners.
  • Me, Me, Me: Obama Injects Himself at Boston Interfaith Service

    04/18/2013 4:07:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    town hall ^ | 4/18/13 | Greg Hengler
    I feel sorry for him, it's an addiction, he can't help himself. He also tops off his one note hymn with a little self-deprecating humor. We are not worthy.
  • ME:Activists in Wiscasset rally against proposed concealed carry permit changes

    03/09/2013 4:19:29 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 9 March, 2013 | Christopher Cousins
    WISCASSET, Maine — About 150 gun rights activists from all corners of Maine gathered in Wiscasset Saturday to protest against bills proposed in the Legislature around concealed carry permits. Organized by the recently formed Maine Gun Rights Coalition, the rally targeted by local Rep. Timothy Marks, D-Pittston, who has proposed several adjustments to Maine’s concealed weapons permits laws. Jessica Beckwith of Lewiston, who founded the coalition, said her goal is to make sure that when lawmakers propose changes to gun laws — whether they constitute gun control or not — that they’ll hear from their constituents. “Our representatives’ job is...
  • Poll:Do you agree with reselling guns donated during buybacks and donating proceeds to charity?

    03/01/2013 5:43:58 PM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies ^ | 23 February, 2013 | NA
    Do you agree with reselling guns donated during buybacks and donating proceeds to charity? Yes 55% No 45%