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    April 9, 2011

    LePage ‘feels he has the right to ignore’ citizens

    I am not an “idiot.” “And I am not to be “laugh[ed] at.”” Yes, I was at the rally to save the mural, along with hundreds of others. It was not trivial. Others have written about that event and the event at the University of Maine at Farmington the day before that and the earlier […]

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    April 9, 2011

    LePage’s ‘behavior is not helping to create jobs’

    Can a governor effectively lead this state if he received only 39 percent of the votes cast? Yes. If he has the ability to govern. If he shows respect to those he governs. If he demonstrates that he is working for all Maine people — not just the minority who voted for him and the […]

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    April 9, 2011

    Natural Resources Council hypocrite on environment

    My husband and I have been members of the Natural Resources Council of Maine, believing in its mission to protect Maine’s environment. Our enthusiasm dampened, however, when we learned that NRCM was one of 16 members of the 2008 Governor’s Wind Power Task Force, which recommended that 2,700 megawatts of wind capacity be developed on […]

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    April 9, 2011

    Mural showed how hard Maine people have worked

    I couldn’t believe what I saw on the local TV news on March 23 about the latest thing our Gov. Paul LePage has done. He seems to have plenty of new sayings about Marden’s staying open in bad weather and for certain people to “kiss my bu–.” That was a really professional saying, to say […]

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    April 9, 2011

    Young people who can’t find work can join military

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    April 9, 2011

    Budget does not improve pension system solvency

    In Joseph Reisert’s column of March 25, he writes, “The governor and our Republican state treasurer are working actively to improve the long-term solvency of the state pension system.” I disagree. The Gov. Paul LePage’s budget proposal would increase the public employee’s contribution to the pension fund by an additional 2 percent of salary, but […]

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    April 9, 2011

    Artist promises never to ‘paint a large mural’

    As an artist, I am a little apprehensive to start any new works of art. I just don’t know. Do I tell the state of my ideas and concepts and wait for its approval, or produce the work of art and then take it to the state and hope it is deemed acceptable? I would […]

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    April 9, 2011

    LePage’s ‘type of governing is a cancer’

    To get personal for a moment, let me say that I’m a three-time cancer survivor: Skin-removed, prostate-removed, a foot of my colon removed. I recall a statement that went something like this: “If thine eye offendeth thee, pluck it out.” Our state has a very visible black eye, and it is called “the governor.” During […]

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    April 9, 2011

    LePage is ‘arrogant, divisive, small-minded’

    When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, they destroyed the centuries-old Buddha statues because they despised and wanted to eliminate any point of view other than their own. Gov. Paul LePage’s ordering the removal of the mural depicting the history of labor in Maine from the Department of Labor lobby comes from the same authoritarian mentality and […]

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    April 9, 2011

    All state’s walls should be available for advertising

    Your editorial opinion on March 25 knocking Gov. Paul LePage’s removing the mural from the walls of the Department of Labor is really off base. These murals are supported by a special interest group — unions. Why should the unions have control of messages on walls that were paid for by state taxpayers? If the […]

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