Keyword: me

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • 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...
  • HOSPITAL AGAIN

    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 · 53 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 Moscows 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 isnt 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 thats served to help ground him during turbulent times. Every year on Aug. 4, the presidents 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 Obamas 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
    http://maineinsights.com ^ | 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-Assads 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 Assads 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. Michauds 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, its 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
    concord-nh.patch.com ^ | 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 Arabias 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 others 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,...
  • Turkeys Erdogan says country wont 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
    Turkeys prime minister vowed Sunday his country wont be drawn into Syrias 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 Syrias 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
    suntimes.com ^ | 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 hed 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
    bangordailynews.com ^ | 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 Maines 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 theyll 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
    pressherald.com ^ | 23 February, 2013 | NA
    Do you agree with reselling guns donated during buybacks and donating proceeds to charity? Yes 55% No 45%
  • ME:Dozens of unwanted guns turned in to local police departments

    03/01/2013 3:01:52 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    pressherald.com ^ | 23 February, 2013 | Beth Quimby
    FALMOUTH Three municipal police departments and the Maine State Police took in a small arsenal of unwanted guns and bags full of ammunition and raised money for a charitable cause during a gun donation program Saturday. The event was aimed at helping reluctant gun owners, such as hunters' widows who don't know what to do with the weapons that have come into their possession. In all, 68 guns and a pile of ammunition were turned in at Cumberland, Falmouth and Yarmouth police departments and the state police barracks in Gray. At the end of the day the usable guns...
  • Obama Fires 20,000 Marines, But Sends $700 Million to Palestinian Terrorists

    02/14/2013 3:51:33 PM PST · by opentalk · 27 replies
    Frontpage ^ | February 13, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    I recall Obama talking a lot about Nation-Building at Home instead of abroad, but like every other word that comes out of his mouth, that was another lie. While Barack Hussein Obama is firing 20,000 Marines as part of his massive purge of the United States military to save money, hes also fighting to send $700 million to the terrorists of the Palestinian Authority. On Feb 8th, Obama issued yet another waiver for Palestinian Authority aid, claiming that sending money to the corrupt undemocratic terrorist kleptocracy that refuses to negotiate a peaceful solution was important to the national security interests...
  • Read & React: Maine Man Uses .22 for Defense in Home Invasion

    01/28/2013 7:00:37 PM PST · by marktwain · 59 replies
    gunsandammo.com ^ | 4 March, 3012 | Richard Nance
    As McIntyre and Dellairo continued to batter Williams and Ramos, Williams broke free and ran to his bedroom, where he armed himself with a .22-caliber handgun equipped with a laser sight. Williams shot McIntyre in the leg then followed him, Dellairo, and the female out of the apartment. While outside the apartment, Dellairo lunged at Williams with a knife. In response, Williams fired off a couple surprised rounds, which struck Dellairos hip. As the three fled, they entered a vehicle, possibly with a second female. Williams fired two rounds that impacted the vehicles trunk in an effort to aid police...
  • Rhode Island professor Erik Loomis deletes his Twitter account; Update: What is he hiding?

    12/18/2012 12:54:03 PM PST · by george76 · 64 replies
    Twitchy ^ | December 18, 2012
    What do you do when you are an assistant professor at a public university and youve been caught red-handed retweeting a tweet advocating murder? If youre University of Rhode Island professor Erik Loomis, you delete your entire Twitter account ... Were glad he wont be advocating violence on Twitter any longer. Hopefully, he will use the freed-up time to seek help from a mental health professional. * * * Update: What exactly is Loomis hiding? Before he deleted his Twitter account, we managed to make note of a few of his angrier tweets
  • The concession speech the world has been waiting for:

    10/15/2012 11:26:14 AM PDT · by subterfuge · 21 replies
    Subterfuge Daily ^ | 10/15/12 | subterfuge
    Ladies and gentlemen, as you know Ive been very proud to be your president these last 4 years. Aaand, you know, while Ive worked as hard between rounds of golf as I possibly could have during these tumultuous times, there simply wasnt enough time for me to fix all the horrendous things George Bush did to make me inherit the worst economy the U.S. has EVER faced. Some say, ah, that no one man could have repaired all the damage my predecessor had done in 8 years, let alone 4. The important thing to remember is that none of our...
  • Hundreds shoot machine guns in North Anson to support combat-wounded veterans(ME)

    10/15/2012 4:56:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    bangordailynews.com ^ | 14 October, 2012 | Andrew Neff
    NORTH ANSON, Maine Despite heavy showers early on and even some light snow, hundreds of people mostly men, many sporting orange hats, camouflage clothing and carrying guns were already milling around the former rock quarry on Sunday morning. Start of deer season? Nope. The only deer in sight were decoys or Styrofoam targets, and there was no tagging station in sight. The site was the 10-acre Williams Machine Gun Range and the event was the third annual Wounded Warrior Machine Gun Shoot. Instead of deer, the targets for this event included pumpkins some with explosive charges...
  • No charges to be filed after man shot in chest in Warren(ME)

    09/21/2012 7:05:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    bangordailynews.com ^ | 21 September, 2012 | Stephen Betts
    WARREN, Maine There will be no charges filed in connection with an Aug. 7 incident in which a 47-year-old man was shot in the chest at a home in Warren. District Attorney Geoffrey Rushlau said Thursday in a written statement that the decision to decline prosecution was based solely on the application of Maine law regarding the use of deadly force. The decision is not intended to and does not contain any opinion on whether other actions could have been taken which might have eliminated the need to use deadly force, Rushlau stated. The district attorney said it would...
  • 5773

    09/16/2012 6:24:56 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 15 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | September 16, 2012 | Pam Geller
    Tonight begins the Jewish New Year, 5773. I wish all of my readers a sweet and blessed new year. Thank you for all of your emails and cards wishing me l'shana tova. An Atlas reader reminded me that we blow the shofar each year to spiritually awaken us. I try to do the same every day. Each one of us do the same. You must call attention to the dangers around the world and wake up your family, friends, co-workers, from our complacent stupor. There are dark days ahead; each one of us must be armed with the truth. There...
  • Fatal Arab Spring

    09/14/2012 4:03:12 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 5 replies
    http://www.nationalreview.com/blogs/print/316730 ^ | September 13, 2012 | By NRO Symposium
    What does the deadly violence against U.S. officials in Libya and Egypt say about the Arab Spring? Is Mitt Romney ready to lead in this international atmosphere? Is our current president? SHOSHANA BRYEN The violence in Egypt and Libya now spreading to Morocco and Kuwait is an indication that the U.S. is unable to buy leverage. We bombed Qaddafi and undermined Mubarak on behalf of the revolution, but it has not engendered warm feelings toward us or our president in their successors. (In Morocco, theyre carrying signs that say Death to Obama.) Revolutionary movements either have,...
  • Chinese warships in the Mediterranean

    08/07/2012 3:36:59 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 6 replies
    Asia Times ^ | August 6, 2012 | M K Bhadrakumar
    With the Syrian situation hotting up, Beijing couldnt have chosen a curiouser moment to show the flag in the Eastern Mediterranean and pay friendly calls on NATO countries. Two Chinese warships including a guided missile destroyer arrived in Istanbul Sunday on a 4-day visit to Turkey in the first such call since 2002. Another Chinese naval flotilla also entered the Black Sea to arrive at the Bulgarian port of Varna Sunday on a 5-day goodwill visit, the first-ever visit of Chinese navy ships to Bulgaria. Earlier, on July 27, when the Chinese flotilla passed through the Suez Canal, israeli media...
  • Teenager shot while attempting to burn Gorham home, police say(ME)

    07/15/2012 5:11:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Maine Sunday Telegraph ^ | 15 July, 2012 | Beth Quimby
    GORHAM - A 14-year-old boy was shot and wounded late Friday at a home where police said he was trying to set a fire. Gorham police said Saturday that the teenager, whose identity is being withheld, is being treated for what they believe to be non-life threatening injuries after being shot at a residence at 8 Mountview Drive. Police said the homeowner and a witness interrupted the teenager around 11:45 p.m. as he tried to set a fire at the home, which was occupied at the time. Police did not specify who shot the boy. There was slight damage to...
  • Tell on Me: The ballad of US agents

    06/18/2012 9:03:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/15/12 | Latma TV
    A song to the Leaker-in-Chief from America's friends, based on the immortal song of Ben E. King, "Stand by Me." Produced by Latma, Israel's premiere satire group
  • Silencers gaining popularity among Maine gun users

    06/06/2012 7:14:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    bangordailynews.com ^ | 29 April, 2012 | Daniel Hartill
    TURNER, Maine Chris Jordan rotated his safety switch to semiautomatic, aimed, and squeezed the trigger. In his hands, the German-made submachine gun twitched as it fired a 9-mm bullet at a speed of more than 1,000 feet per second. The round had sunk safely into the sand of a nearby gravel pit wall when its sound arrived. It resembled a sneeze. You dont get the dangerous, thunderous report with this thing, said Jordan, CEO and owner of G3 Firearms in Turner. On the far end of the barrel, a black metal cylinder seemed to make all the difference. A...
  • My yearly detainment in Portland.(ME open carry)

    05/27/2012 7:20:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    opencarry.org ^ | 26 May, 2012 | boyscout399
    I guess it's that time of year again. It seems every spring I get stopped by the Portland PD. I got video this time I also wrote an email to the police chief: Chief Sauschuck, On 26MAY2012 at about 17:15 I was stopped by Officer J McDonald. I recorded a video of the stop for my protection. You can view the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfdEbe7e9GE Officer McDonald claimed to have received calls that I was walking around with a holstered firearm. This is a legal activity in Maine. He stopped me, put on gloves, and removed my weapon from me. I...
  • N.H. gun law has controversial loophole(uber barf alert)

    04/28/2012 11:53:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    seacoastonline.com ^ | 27 April, 2012 | Michael McCord
    According to New Hampshire law enforcement officials, Brittany Tibbetts bought a Ruger .357 revolver at a gun show in Manchester during the weekend of Jan. 14-15. Three months later, the weapon was one of two handguns recovered by police in the home of Cullen Mutrie following the April 12 shooting death of Greenland Police Chief Michael Maloney and the wounding of four other officers. Investigators have said Mutrie shot the officers and killed Tibbetts before taking his own life. Associate Attorney General Jane Young didn't say how officials discovered Tibbetts purchased the weapon at that gun show or whether the...
  • Second Amendment enters concealed weapon bill debate(ME)

    03/13/2012 4:25:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies · 1+ views
    onlinesentinel.com ^ | 13 March, 2012 | Susan M. Cover
    AUGUSTA -- A bill that would allow state workers to store concealed weapons in their locked vehicles while they are at work gained initial approval Monday from the Maine House. L.D. 1603 would extend to state workers the same rights that a bill last year granted to workers in the private sector. The House voted 84-55 in support of the bill, which now goes to the Senate for consideration and will face further votes in the House. Rep. David Burns, R-Whiting, said the bill would reaffirm the Second Amendment right to bear arms. "I don't give up those constitutional rights...
  • Maine House gives first nod to loosen gun laws on state grounds

    03/12/2012 10:41:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    sunjournal.com ^ | 12 March, 2012 | Steve Mistler
    AUGUSTA The state House of Representatives on Monday gave first approval to a bill allowing state employees to leave guns locked in their cars as long as they have a concealed weapons permit. House members voted 84-55 to green-light the bill, LD 1603, with a handful of Democrats voting with the Republican majority. The measure amends a hotly debated bill that narrowly passed last year enabling private sector workers to keeps guns stowed in their vehicle. This proposal, LD 1603, sponsored by Rep. Dale Crafts, R-Lisbon Falls, broadens the law to include state employees. Although the current bill focuses...
  • Syriana redux: The Middle East fragments

    02/29/2012 8:20:45 AM PST · by combat_boots · 9 replies
    Asia Times ^ | 2/29/2012 | Brian M Downing
    National borders from the eastern Mediterranean to the Iranian border were made after the breakup of the Ottoman Empire in 1918. Britain and France, with little consideration for sectarian or ethnic realities, drew lines across the area and established the new countries of Iraq and Syria. As authoritarian regimes disappear under the weight of the 2003 US invasion of Iraq and the ongoing uprising in Syria, regional boundaries may be redrawn by indigenous peoples and regional powers. Five new states could emerge: Shi'ite Iraq, Sunni Iraq, Sunni Syria, Greater Kurdistan, and Shi'ite Syria. Shi'ite Iraq Sunnis governed the Mesopotamian area...
  • Maine man describes home invasion shooting (ME)

    02/25/2012 5:36:10 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies · 1+ views
    onlinesentinel.com ^ | 21 February, 2012 | AP
    HERMON A 24-year-old man said he was in a fight for his life when he shot two Bangor men who forced their way into his apartment, mortally wounding one of them. The shooting took place about 9 a.m. Thursday, when a woman and two men he didn't know burst into his apartment in Hermon, Daniel Williams said. One man came at him with a knife and cut him on the abdomen, he said. One of the men then hit him over the head with an electric guitar before both of them kicked him and his roommate while they were...
  • Romney to campaign in Portland on Friday

    02/08/2012 9:41:19 PM PST · by seton89 · 9 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | Feb. 08, 2012 | Eric Russell
    Maine GOP Chairman Charlie Webster told The Associated Press that Romney is expected to speak Friday evening at a rally at Portland Yacht Services.
  • Enthusiasm felt at county GOP caucus (Maine)

    02/08/2012 7:13:28 AM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 11 replies
    Kennebec Journal ^ | Feb 5, 2012 | Mechele Cooper
    Kim Pettengill, GOP state committeewoman from Kennebec County, said she didn't know about two of them coming until she got calls Friday evening from the campaigns of former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, of Pennsylvania, saying they would send representatives to Saturday's caucus. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's son Tagg Romney already had been expected to attend. More than 300 Republicans from across Kennebec County attended the caucus. GOP activists were asked to hold local caucuses between Feb. 4 and 11, and more than 30 of them were being held Saturday statewide. Republicans from...
  • Maine GOP Begins Caucusing Saturday (1/28)

    01/25/2012 9:53:46 PM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Frontloading HQ ^ | 01/25//2012
    As it turns out, Maine Republicans in a few towns will caucus this Saturday (January 28). The original plan I spoke with the Maine Republican Party about back in September revolved around the idea of holding caucuses within a window from February 4 and February 11 with a big reveal on that final date. That is still mostly true as most of the caucus venues will hold party meetings within that window. However, there are a few caucuses that branch out quite far from those two bookend dates. The collective caucus Lincoln, Lowell, Burlington, Chester, Enfield, Winn and Howland will...
  • Police report: Man was shot in Vassalboro out of self-defense(ME)

    01/21/2012 8:03:49 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    kjonline.com ^ | 19 January, 2012 | Betty Adams
    With a gunshot wound to his stomach, Rafael Encarnacion, 22, crawled out of a back bedroom of a Vassalboro home early Tuesday. The man identified by police as the trigger-man, Joseph L. Gagnon, 55, of Vassalboro, told his brother that he shot Encarnacion in self-defense with a homemade gun because Encarnacion was threatening him and his family, according to a police report filed in Kennebec County Superior Court. Gagnon, who has yet to be charged in connection with the shooting, turned himself in to Hallowell Police following the shooting, which was reported at 12:30 a.m. at Gagnons home on Whitehouse...
  • Man shot in foot during alleged Eddington break-in faces felony burglary charge(ME)

    01/11/2012 4:03:23 PM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    bangordailynews.com ^ | 8 January, 2012 | Nok-Noi Ricker
    EDDINGTON, Maine A man who broke into a home on Riverside Drive on Saturday afternoon and was shot in the foot by the homeowner is now behind bars on a charge of felony burglary, Deputy Chief Troy Morton of the Penobscot County Sheriffs Office said. Darren Seidell, 30, a local transient originally from Florida, was discovered in the home of Peter and Carol Roderick when she returned home from grocery shopping at around 2:45 p.m., the deputy chief said. Peter was on the property but in another building, Morton said. When his wife came home he went to help...
  • ON MAINE POLITICS: Guns at work remain issue

    12/26/2011 6:26:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    onlinesentinel.com ^ | 26 December, 2011 | Susan M. Cover
    AUGUSTA -- Guns, and whether they can be stored in your vehicle at work, will once again be debated by lawmakers in the upcoming session. Rep. Dale Crafts, R-Lisbon, is seeking to modify a controversial bill signed into law in June that allows those with a concealed firearm permit to store a gun in their vehicle at work, as long as the vehicle is locked and the firearm is not visible. Crafts has submitted new legislation, L.D. 1603, to extend the same right to state workers as those who work in the private sector. The bill drew intense debate in...
  • Obama Commemorates 9/11 Anniversary By Packaging Meals

    09/10/2011 3:20:56 PM PDT · by opentalk · 130 replies · 1+ views
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 10, 2011 | Weaselzipper
    <p>Supposed to commemorate this?</p>
  • Welfare Fraud a Focus for[Gov]LePage Administration[Welfare costs drive up taxes job growth]

    07/28/2011 11:37:18 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 15 replies
    Maine.gov ^ | Wednesday, July 27-28, 2011 | Maine State Treasurer
    Fraud and Abuse Prevention team aims to stop welfare abuse Augusta, Maine Governor Paul LePage and Attorney General William J. Schneider announced today that officials from the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Office of the Attorney General are intensifying their focus on preventing and prosecuting fraud and abuse in public assistance programs. Recently, the Fraud and Abuse Prevention Team was formed to analyze current systems and existing resources available within state government to deter fraud before it happens and to assure that all illegal activities within Medicaid, Food Supplement, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families...
  • Remove me please from unsolicited mail and pings. Thank you.

    07/16/2011 2:15:42 AM PDT · by joseph20 · 86 replies
    Past what...who thinks what...now?