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    April 7, 2011

    ‘Murder in America is like a cancer’

    Murder in America is like a cancer. It seems like we are both losing and saving lives. People are murdered by abortions, overdoses of drugs and alcohol and at the hands of criminals. People are saved by Jesus Christ, technology and recycling. How can we win over the murderers, you know “thou shalt not kill” […]

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    April 7, 2011

    ‘Me first,’ tailgating don’t get drivers there quicker

    What’s your hurry your death or mine? Not too long ago on a trip down the interstate, I nearly went under the wheels of an 18-wheeler. Why? Because the driver was entering the highway from an entrance ramp without yielding. I was unable to move over to accommodate him, and though I was slowing down, […]

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    April 7, 2011

    Government must get back to serving citizens

    The “American Heritage Dictionary” defines fascism as: “A system of government that exercises a dictatorship of the extreme right, typically through the merging of state and business leadership, together with a belligerent nationalism.” We do not have a dictatorship yet. We do have a growing number of right-wing extremists and, more and more, our governments […]

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    April 7, 2011

    LePage a politician without professionalism

    For the better part of my 60 years, politics and politicians have been of great interest to me. My work history has afforded me the opportunity to meet, speak and, on some occasions, dine with politicians from all over the United States. Many of those discussions involved issues about which the politician and I had […]

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    April 7, 2011

    ‘Mortified’ by Wiscasset decision about nickname

    I read the report of the Wiscasset school system keeping the name “Redskins,” and I was absolutely aghast. This action is beyond inappropriate, to the point of being reprehensible. Keeping the name “Redskins” is a prejudicial and racially inflammatory action. If the team name had been the Wiscasset “N*****ers,” you can bet that the name […]

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    April 7, 2011

    Send a little extra money to Uncle Sam to stop cuts

    There is a simple answer for the United States and Maine when it comes to money problems. Many are complaining that Gov. Paul LePage and Republicans in Washington are cutting spending to many of the nation’s and state’s little social programs. After years of overspending from here to Washington, D.C., the piggy bank is empty […]

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    April 7, 2011

    Stokes an ‘exciting’ candidate for mayor

    Twice, by a 6-2 vote, Councilor Mark O’Brien lost on motions to hold the Augusta election for mayor on March 15. The election will be June 7, so voters can study the choice. I believe, Bill Stokes’ opponent tried to “rush it” thinking that ballot name recognition would prevail. Twenty-one years in municipal office with […]

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    April 7, 2011

    We can all celebrate when murals are restored

    I am looking forward to the loud and joyful party we are all going to have when our beautiful murals, so lovingly created by Judy Taylor, are restored to their rightful place in the world — on the walls of the Maine State Department of Labor. Cheryl Harrington Winthrop

  • Published
    April 6, 2011

    Governor makes decrees like a dictator

    I can’t help but think that Moammar Gadhafi also would have removed a labor mural from one of his buildings. I’m not implying our governor is a dictator, but he seems to be conducting himself as one. He makes a decrees and it will be done, no further discussion. What’s next? Attacking the citizens? Oh […]

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    April 6, 2011

    As to the location and witnesses of my birth …

    Our State Department is now proposing that we fill out a biographical questionnaire (DS-5513) before we are awarded a passport. Question 11 inquires about the location and witnesses to our birth. Below is my reply: In regards to the history on the location and witnesses to my birth, I’d like to say that my mother, […]

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