NO on 1 Calls Out Admitted Misrepresentation in Political Ads

Portland, Maine (Wednesday, October 21, 2009)— Jesse Connolly, campaign manager for NO on 1/Protect Maine Equality called on Mark Mutty, the Question 1 campaign manager, to stop advertising false statements that even Mutty concedes have misled Maine voters.  In addition, Connolly called on Mutty to “rein in his supporters and end the anti-gay attacks” that have run in local newspapers and faxed anonymously to offices and homes across Maine. Continue reading

9/12 Biddeford Tea Party Report

On a drizzly Saturday roughly 40-50 Mainers gathered at Mechanics Park in Biddeford.  The purpose?  A Tea Party. Continue reading

Weekly Blog Round-Up: Health Care, Tax Reform, Maine Leads, & More

A  round-up of stories published Sept 6th – Sept 12th at The Maine View and from other Maine blogs. Continue reading

Maine Reactions to Obama Ed Speech

Show of hands, how many Maine students, teachers, ed professionals watched Mr. Obama’s education speech today?  I would like to collect reactions from teachers, principals, etc who watched the speech and those who did not.  Student reactions welcome as well.  Please use the contact form below.  I would like to hear from you.  Spread the word in the teacher’s lounge.

Obama’s Indoctrinating Our Kids?

I have a prediction for Tuesday, September 8th.  Some kids will be kept home from school.  Most will attend as usual.  Some schools will not broadcast Mr. Obama’s education speech.  Most will show it.  96% of students will be bored within the first minute and commence texting, listening to music, playing DS, and generally goof off.  52% will enjoy anything the President says because daddy says Obama is awesome. 47.7% will not enjoy anything the President says because daddy says Obama is a Commie.  0.3% will actually be able to objectively tell you what President Obama’s speech was about. Continue reading

The Ancient Art of Mudslinging

President Obama has been hit hard lately by critics.  A few have decided to take the low road with their criticisms.  The now infamous Obama/Joker mash-up spread furiously over the internet.  Rush Limbaugh recently claimed the Obama Administration’s health care reform logo closely resembled Nazi symbols.  Many expressed outrage, as they should, over a President being compared to one of the most heinous political organizations ever.  Those of us with knowledge of political history know this kind of venomous metaphor is nothing new. Continue reading

Whole Foods and Health Care

I have tried to avoid the health care debate up to this point. Neither side of the argument has really captured me yet. Large areas of our health care system are despicable. The massive turnout at last week’s fee clinic in Los Angeles indicate something is rotten in Denmark. Clearly, the problem is too large to ignore any longer. We shouldn’t rush out any bill just to say that we have something. That could hurt more than it could help. How we will pay for this plan and how much families will actually save are my main concerns, not “death panels” or big brother telling me what doctor I have to choose. That is not to say I’m against market-based solutions, I’m just not ruling out any proposal, government intervention or no, that solves our problems appropriately. No, I’m content to listen to other people’s opinions at this point. Continue reading