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  • Published
    July 28, 2011

    Bachmanns lovingly help gays overcome addiction

    I thought it was so beautiful and loving of Michelle Bachmann and her husband, Marcus, to tell the American people that they practice reparative therapy for gay clients. Think of it, teaching these folks caught in an addiction how to work out of it, through Bible study, prayer and their own human will. Teaching restraint, […]

  • Published
    July 27, 2011

    LePage has done opposite of campaign promises

    The truth comes out. Former Commissioner Norman Olsen’s remarks about his resignation finally reveals how broken the Lepage administration really is. Last year, gubernatorial candidate Paul Lepage shook my hand when I was eating at a local restaurant. He promised me in front of a room full of people that he was going to work […]

  • Published
    July 27, 2011

    Allowing speaker is part of our core values

    I noted the outpouring of fear and hate in response to a museum inviting a speaker from the prominent Middle East news service Al Jazeera to speak in Rockland. The General Henry Knox Museum holds a fundraiser each year to support its work, and since the Arab Spring continues to unfold, they thought Washington bureau […]

  • Published
    July 27, 2011

    Mainers must stand up for higher fuel efficiency

    Your article, “Gasoline prices back up, 4.9 cents in week” (July 18) highlights the increasing cost of Maine’s dependence on oil and makes it clear that Maine families are spending too much of their hard-earned paychecks at the gas pump. Gas prices are once again on the rise, and Maine families will have to find […]

  • Published
    July 27, 2011

    Cheery worker takes sting out of construction delay

    Construction work often can be a pain to drive through. We are busy people with places to get to, and road work or other such construction jobs are just delays. Usually after driving through construction sites, my mother and I are irritated and/or annoyed at how slowly we pass through. Recently, we have been passing […]

  • Published
    July 26, 2011

    Hoping to wake up and King will still be governor

    A letter writer supports the reimplementation of the draft, noting that “most Americans feel that the wars we are engaged in are necessary for the protection of our country.” He endorses raising taxes “considerably” to pay for war, eventually surmising that the Founding Fathers would agree. Perhaps. But I sure don’t. If our Founding Fathers […]

  • Published
    July 26, 2011

    Support tourism or multinational corporations

    George Smith’s recent column claiming that fishermen don’t care if there are industrial wind turbines on our mountains would be laughable, if it weren’t such a serious subject. Smith, who saw to it that the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine took a large donation from First Wind and then took a large “sponsorship” himself from the […]

  • Published
    July 25, 2011

    No corresponding criticism for Baldacci proclamations

    After almost 200 years, your paper just decided prayer is harmful? The newspaper, “LePage joins Perry in call for day of prayer,” and the crowd of online followers should read some history, or at least read Gov. Paul LePage’s proclamation. Every Maine govenor since William King in 1820 has issued proclamations calling for days of […]

  • Published
    July 25, 2011

    Washington folks should be first to not get paid

    On the news a few evenings ago, the question was asked, “If we default, who will be the first to not get paid?” Social Security payments were first on the list by more than one person. If the people in Washington fail to do their jobs, fail to get these very important issues resolved, then […]

  • Published
    July 25, 2011

    Home health care costs less than ERs, hospitals

    Rather than cut health care to a family of four with less than $30,000 annual income, I would urge Gov. Paul Lepage and the Legislature to start thinking out of the box to create jobs while cutting state expenditures as the state of New Jersey and other states are doing. Maine has the largest percentage […]

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