August 30, 2016

Maine Governor Paul LePage Said to be Considering Resigning After Leaving Profanity-Filled Tirade on in Reporer's Voicemail
— Ace

Trumpian, except for the apology and remorse part.

After a reporter (get this!) called him a racist, LaPage left a mean voicemail for him.

“Mr. Gattine, this is Gov. Paul Richard LePage,” a recording of the governor’s phone message says. “I would like to talk to you about your comments about my being a racist, you (expletive). I want to talk to you. I want you to prove that I’m a racist. I’ve spent my life helping black people and you little son-of-a-bitch, socialist (expletive). You … I need you to, just friggin. I want you to record this and make it public because I am after you. Thank you.”

Now he says he's considering all options to make amends, including the possibility of leaving his second gubernatorial term unfinished.

“I’m looking at all options,” the Republican governor said while appearing on WVOM, a Bangor talk radio station. “I think some things I’ve been asked to do are beyond my ability. I’m not going to say that I’m not going to finish it. I’m not saying that I am going to finish it.”

He later said, “If I’ve lost my ability to help Maine people, maybe it’s time to move on.”

Oy. Come on. Reporters are scum. It is known.

It is known.

Posted by: Ace at 09:15 AM | Comments (255)
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1 This isn't a scandal. If anything, it should improve his approval ratings. But I don't know about Maine, so maybe not.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at August 30, 2016 09:19 AM (KUaJL)

2 First again!

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at August 30, 2016 09:19 AM (KUaJL)

3 Reporters. They're almost as bad as those damned Bloggers!

Posted by: garrett at August 30, 2016 09:19 AM (LEJHr)

4 All I know is if I heard a politician call a reporter a son of a bitch socialist [something] I'd have a newfound respect for the man.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at August 30, 2016 09:20 AM (KUaJL)

5
    More people need to do this.

    Without backing down later.

Posted by: irongrampa at August 30, 2016 09:20 AM (X35Yt)

6 Willowed on last thread:


412 256 We'd be wise to remember Nathan Forrest's imprecation: "War means fightin', and fightin' means killin'."

I think it was him. Might've been John Bell Hood, who was also known for some colorful, politically incorrect exhortations...


Posted by: General Zod at August 30, 2016 01:57 PM (Bdeb0)



Forrest's favorite saying was "keep up the skeer". But he also said the above.

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at August 30, 2016 09:20 AM (mpXpK)

7 "I'm sorry I lost my tempter after a socialist, son-of-bitch, scumbag reporter called me a racist. I will do a better job of controlling my anger when these bastards lie about me." A non-apology apology is called for here.

Posted by: chiefjaybob, who hates everyone at August 30, 2016 09:21 AM (yvJnb)

8 Don't do it. For God's sake. It's a trap. Don't do it. You were right.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 30, 2016 09:21 AM (qCMvj)

9 Never apologize.

Posted by: Chupacabra[/i][/b] at August 30, 2016 09:21 AM (vdTWa)

10 Any R that does NOT consider the press to be a motivated enemy, and treat them as such, is unqualified for office.

Posted by: weew at August 30, 2016 09:21 AM (EaEMG)

11 My only problem with this is that it wasn't profane enough. Resign? Shit, send a follow up message.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at August 30, 2016 09:21 AM (kTF2Z)

12 Just grab a pillow, Gov.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 30, 2016 09:22 AM (qCMvj)

13 Here's a radical thought. Maybe it isn't the governor's job to help people. My gosh, isn't it too hard to find one politician who doesn't feel the need to help me. I hope someday, someone says, "I'm running to leave you alone. I don't want to help you. I don't want to bother you. I will keep order and that is about it. Other than than you are on your own. You may also rely on your family, friends, neighbors, and churches. Good luck."

Posted by: SH at August 30, 2016 09:22 AM (gmeXX)

14 I want you to prove that I'm a racist. I've spent my life helping black people and you little son-of-a-bitch, socialist (expletive). Two points: 1. He should demand the reporter prove that he's not a little son-of-a-bitch socialist (expletive). Which of course he won't be able to do, because he IS a little son-of-a-bitch socialist (expletive). 2. There are black people in Maine? If so, I bet both of appreciate LePage's help.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at August 30, 2016 09:22 AM (SRKgf)

15 If he resigns ME will simply elect another liberal troll like the crone DIABLO sisters.

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at August 30, 2016 09:22 AM (mpXpK)

16 He shouldn't have pussied oyt but he was probably advised to do so by the spaghetti spines.

Posted by: steevy at August 30, 2016 09:22 AM (fA75F)

17 Good lord, I would make this the standard response to all media inquiries. Maybe more f-bombs just to spice it up.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at August 30, 2016 09:23 AM (RD7QR)

18 Bring Back Dueling

Posted by: garrett at August 30, 2016 09:23 AM (LEJHr)

19 I live in Maine & was hit by a car. Brain trauma since.

Posted by: Stephen King at August 30, 2016 09:23 AM (7zkP4)

20 Say what you will about Vox Day, but he 100% has the SJW's number with that book of his.

Posted by: Chupacabra[/i][/b] at August 30, 2016 09:23 AM (vdTWa)

21 Actually, LePage blew up on here-say; according to the article, the reporter talking to LePage attributed the racist slur to a Dem state rep named Gattine, and that's who got the voice mail.

Anyway, from the pictures Gattine talks like a fag and his shit's all retarded, so why LePage cares is just hard to figure out.


Posted by: Sort-of-Mad Max at August 30, 2016 09:23 AM (nd1zx)

22 In my mind the VM is fine, the apology is where this dude loses me. FYNQ would also work for an apology here.

Posted by: nip at August 30, 2016 09:24 AM (L5nkE)

23 If you're going to go out, then go out in a coke-fueled, guns-poppin', up-to-11 blaze of Glory.

Posted by: josephistan at August 30, 2016 09:24 AM (7HtZB)

24 This morning, the local Boston news radio was all atwitter about LePage's comments in some bullshit East Coast governor / mayor / premier forum about drugs in Maine coming from the cities of Lowell and Lawrence in Massachusetts. Naturally, anyone with half a brain knows he's absolutely right, but since Lawrence is majority Hispanic, his comments were instantly dismissed as racist. I hope he doesn't resign. I will have lost a lot of respect for him if he does. Reporters are scum. It is known. Yes. Which is why a President Trump needs to punish the bastards by revoking all press passes for the White House and refusing any interviews, either of himself or any member of his administration. There is nothing in the constitution that requires a president to succor or host his sworn enemies. Make them pay.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 30, 2016 09:24 AM (X6fMO)

25 If you're going to go out, then go out in a coke-fueled, guns-poppin', up-to-11 blaze of Glory. Posted by: josephistan at August 30, 2016 02:24 PM (7HtZB) **** Ahhh, the Rob Ford gambit.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at August 30, 2016 09:25 AM (il6f9)

26 Liberal tendencies (we all have some, suppressed or extant) cause good people to question themselves when others attack. Fight, fight fight for your honor and never give an inch to liberals' scurrilous attacks.

Posted by: Meremortal at August 30, 2016 09:26 AM (3myMJ)

27 We need more Frank Rizzos. Just in case you haven't seen it, look up "Frank Rizzo" and "reporter" on Youtube. Gold, just pure gold.

Posted by: Reggie1971 at August 30, 2016 09:26 AM (DDM7c)

28 [ik]13 Here's a radical thought. Maybe it isn't the governor's job to help people. My gosh, isn't it too hard to find one politician who doesn't feel the need to help me. I hope someday, someone says, "I'm running to leave you alone. I don't want to help you. I don't want to bother you. I will keep order and that is about it. Other than than you are on your own. You may also rely on your family, friends, neighbors, and churches. Good luck." Posted by: SH at August 30, 2016 02:22 PM (gmeXX) SH 2016. Also, why is it that it's always the same people who NEED help? Victims, earthquakes, etc., sure. Victims of an act of God, could happen to anyone. But when you and yours have needed and received "help" for generations, with no obvious improvement in your situation ...

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at August 30, 2016 09:26 AM (SRKgf)

29 >>Actually, LePage blew up on here-say; He was distraught. He'd been under a lot of stress. ... A moose bit his sister!

Posted by: garrett at August 30, 2016 09:26 AM (LEJHr)

30 2. There are black people in Maine? If so, I bet both of appreciate LePage's help. Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 30, 2016 02:22 PM (SRKgf) They have a ton of Somalis.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 30, 2016 09:26 AM (0cMkb)

31 13 Here's a radical thought. Maybe it isn't the governor's job to help people. My gosh, isn't it too hard to find one politician who doesn't feel the need to help me. I hope someday, someone says, "I'm running to leave you alone. I don't want to help you. I don't want to bother you. I will keep order and that is about it. Other than that you are on your own. You may also rely on your family, friends, neighbors, and churches. Good luck." Posted by: SH Maybe just a little free health care?

Posted by: Barky at August 30, 2016 09:27 AM (kfcYC)

32 LePage grew up with a hard knock life, in an abusive family with 18 kids in Lewiston ME. He ran away homeless at 11, and then made his way to being a successful businessman. I'd expect some rough edges.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 30, 2016 09:27 AM (r1fLd)

33 Whoops! Actually, Ace, there's a little bit of loose shit here. LePage didn't leave the voicemail on a reporter's line. It was a Dem representative from Westbrook who called him a racist and LePage left the tirade on the representative's phone line.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 30, 2016 09:27 AM (X6fMO)

34 Knew he had to be a Republican - Democrats never express remorse for what they've done (only "if they've caused offense"), nor do they ever resign.

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at August 30, 2016 09:28 AM (NOIQH)

35 It's pretty clear from the article that the liberal press misinterpreted something, thinking he might resign. He has no intention of resigning. Nor should he. The best political move for him to make is the reiterate that if any of the press imply that he's a racist, he will not only repeat the recorded message to them but knock their teeth out. People in Maine would understand.

Posted by: jwest at August 30, 2016 09:28 AM (Zs4uk)

36 They have a ton of Somalis. I never would have thought that. Imagine the culture shock to go from Somalia to, of all places, Maine.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at August 30, 2016 09:28 AM (eytER)

37 He got too complicated.
Shoulda stuck with, "Fvck you, you fvcking fvcker."

Posted by: Roland [OMITTED] at August 30, 2016 09:28 AM (QM5S2)

38 The voicemail was for a Dem lawmaker who looks like Pajama Boy's father, not a reporter.

Posted by: Benji Carver at August 30, 2016 09:28 AM (OD2ni)

39 I say, if Hillary didn't resign after Benghazi, then don't.

There is no shame anymore - just grabbing and keeping power.

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at August 30, 2016 09:28 AM (NOIQH)

40 Pussy

Posted by: The Jackhole at August 30, 2016 09:29 AM (M+Lyo)

41 Buy our shit'

Posted by: LL Bean at August 30, 2016 09:29 AM (7zkP4)

42 30 2. There are black people in Maine? If so, I bet both of appreciate LePage's help.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 30, 2016 02:22 PM (SRKgf)



They have a ton of Somalis.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 30, 2016 02:26 PM (0cMkb)


According to the census there are about 15,000 blacks in ME.  My small county has more blacks than their entire State.

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at August 30, 2016 09:29 AM (mpXpK)

43
He should do what a Dem Guv would do. Issue a non-apology apology and forget about it.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 30, 2016 09:30 AM (ODxAs)

44 Sorry, folks, but Maine is closed.

The moose out in front should have told you.

Posted by: Qoheleth at August 30, 2016 09:30 AM (iIzG7)

45 They have a ton of Somalis. Posted by: naturalfake at August 30, 2016 02:26 PM (0cMkb) This I do not get. Why the hell are we admitting Somalis, of all the God-forsaken people on the planet? I read that the Somalis in Minneapolis were bitching that the FREE FOOD they were given was not to their taste (not halal?), and that they were illiterate, uneducated, and unemployed. Great job, immigration officials. Bring in more, and watch the economy boom. Probably along with a lot of public places.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at August 30, 2016 09:31 AM (SRKgf)

46 He has nothing to appologize for. What a pussy.

Posted by: Pepe at August 30, 2016 09:31 AM (HJEuH)

47 "LePage didn't leave the voicemail on a reporter's line. It was a Dem representative from Westbrook who called him a racist and LePage left the tirade on the representative's phone line." Right, and the Dem is pulling the "i'm so offended" card for maximum gain. Instead of apologizing, LePage should have told him to put some vagisil on it.

Posted by: Benji Carver at August 30, 2016 09:31 AM (OD2ni)

48 24 Yes. Which is why a President Trump needs to punish the bastards by revoking all press passes for the White House and refusing any interviews, either of himself or any member of his administration.
 
Posted by: MP4
 
Nah, just give all the press passes to Breitbart. Make all the other MFMers come sniffing at BB's feet for scraps to quote.
 
Well, okay, give one to Sharyl Atkisson too.

Posted by: GnuBreed [/i] [/b] at August 30, 2016 09:31 AM (gyKtp)

49 A ton of Somalis would be a huge number.
They're all really skinny.

Posted by: Roland [OMITTED] at August 30, 2016 09:31 AM (QM5S2)

50
His first reaction was probably correct sans the f word.  You can't let racism accusations pass.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 30, 2016 09:32 AM (ODxAs)

51 Because apologizing for calling an SOB an SOB does nothing more than have you bleed in the water.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Get Your Campaign F.U.D. Fix at the Outrage Outlet! New Shipments Arrive Daily! at August 30, 2016 09:33 AM (hLRSq)

52 1. At this point, what difference would it make? 2. I left an apology on Hillary's e-mail server. Go fetch. 3. I did apologize, but John Kerry said that it shouldn't reported on. 4. I did apologize, but it was rescinded by an EO.

Posted by: Blue Hen at August 30, 2016 09:33 AM (326rv)

53 Instead of apologizing, LePage should have told him to put some vagisil on it. Preparation H for butt hurt.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/i][/b][/u] at August 30, 2016 09:33 AM (SCOa6)

54 Also, why is it that it's always the same people who NEED help? Victims, earthquakes, etc., sure. Victims of an act of God, could happen to anyone. But when you and yours have needed and received "help" for generations, with no obvious improvement in your situation ... -------------- You know how they can help me. Find that person who steals 1/3 of my paycheck.

Posted by: SH at August 30, 2016 09:33 AM (gmeXX)

55 >>This I do not get. Why the hell are we admitting Somalis To do the jobs we've forbidden the children of Farmers to do. You want to pay $7 for a bag of Cranberries?

Posted by: Democrats! at August 30, 2016 09:33 AM (LEJHr)

56 39 I say, if Hillary didn't resign after Benghazi, then don't. There is no shame anymore - just grabbing and keeping power. Posted by: Lizzy at August 30, 2016 02:28 PM (NOIQH) Bill Clinton HAS to be the gold standard (if that's the right word) for that; gets a BJ from a 21 year old intern, in the Oval Office, lies about it like a rug, gets his crooked wife to lie about it, yet brazens it out and is well-regarded by Democrats and other degenerates. Amazing.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at August 30, 2016 09:33 AM (SRKgf)

57 Nope. Putting resignation on the table, he's cut his own throat. Idiot.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at August 30, 2016 09:33 AM (9krrF)

58 He's folding like a cheap suit.

Why???

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 30, 2016 09:34 AM (1ZOkK)

59 Maine is still our "whitest" state, IIRC, but was a hotbed of the abolitionist movement going into the Civil War. Harriet Beecher Stowe was the wife of a Bowdoin College professor when she wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin. On meeting her, Lincoln said: So you're the little woman who wrote the book that started this great war.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 30, 2016 09:34 AM (r1fLd)

60 Check out Lewiston, Maine and Somalis.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at August 30, 2016 09:34 AM (IqV8l)

61 "Nah, just give all the press passes to Breitbart. Make all the other MFMers come sniffing at BB's feet for scraps to quote."

When I become President, I'm going to order the Surgeon General and the National Institute of Health to find a way to bring Andrew Breitbart back to life, so he can be my press secretary.

Posted by: Qoheleth at August 30, 2016 09:34 AM (iIzG7)

62 2. I left an apology on Hillary's e-mail server. Go fetch. Posted by: Blue Hen at August 30, 2016 02:33 PM (326rv) But she erased it, thinking it was about yoga.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at August 30, 2016 09:35 AM (SRKgf)

63 This is why so many people like Trump. He doesn't grovel to the whiny, liberal pinheads. He tells the truth about what a useless shit Hillary is and doesn't apologize for it. He called a reporter a socialist f**k? Well, who doesn't?

Posted by: nerdygirl at August 30, 2016 09:35 AM (+lVUW)

64 This I do not get. Why the hell are we admitting Somalis, of all the God-forsaken people on the planet? The modern day pirates?

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/i][/b][/u] at August 30, 2016 09:35 AM (SCOa6)

65 At some point, our politicians will learn never, EVER to apologize. For anything. I don't care if the back over their neighbor's kid with the car, don't apologize. Tell them they should have watched the kid better. Apologizing never helps.

Posted by: jwest at August 30, 2016 09:35 AM (Zs4uk)

66 53 Instead of apologizing, LePage should have told him to put some vagisil on it. Preparation H for butt hurt. Posted by: rickb223 at August 30, 2016 02:33 PM (SCOa6) "Suck your apology out of my dick."

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at August 30, 2016 09:35 AM (SRKgf)

67 Vladimir Putin was arrested! http://tinyurl.com/h3e5yel

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With More Je Ne Sais Quoi! at August 30, 2016 09:35 AM (Nwg0u)

68 If the Governor of Maine owned the recording and said he'd do it again to any other reporter who called him a racist, then I'd say that's a gutsy play.  There's a politician with a future on the national stage. 

As it is, though, maybe Governor LePage really should resign.  A groveling, abject apology is no way to go. 

Posted by: troyriser at August 30, 2016 09:35 AM (OGbEB)

69 19 I live in Maine & was hit by a car. Brain trauma since. Posted by: Stephen King at August 30, 2016 02:23 PM (7zkP4 Stop making excuses for the poor writing. Do us all a favor and start doing coke, drinking heavily, and other drugs so you can write great books again.

Posted by: Pepe at August 30, 2016 09:36 AM (HJEuH)

70 59 Maine is still our "whitest" state, IIRC, but was a hotbed of the abolitionist movement going into the Civil War.

Harriet Beecher Stowe was the wife of a Bowdoin College professor when she wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin. On meeting her, Lincoln said: So you're the little woman who wrote the book that started this great war.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 30, 2016 02:34 PM (r1fLd)


I thought ND was our whitest State.  We had a guy in our division in the Navy from there and he had never seen a live black person until he joined the Navy.

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at August 30, 2016 09:36 AM (mpXpK)

71 They just did a story on (I think) his wife. She was waiting tables this summer at some lobster roll restaurant by the water.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 30, 2016 09:36 AM (SeD0w)

72 20 Posted by: Chupacabra at August 30, 2016 02:23 PM (vdTWa)
--

Yep.  Dat dere's a good book.

The apology is the admission of guilt. Otherwise, why apologize? Then after you admit guilt, whatever you did is further spun to make you look worse, and then you are beaten about the head with it.

The whole point of an apology is the social signal of wanting to establish, or reestablish, an amicable relationship between parties. "Hey, I'm sorry I called your wife a fat ho", "no problem, she has put on a few pounds, ya know".  But the SJWs are not your friend, never were, never will be, and simply want you purged or silenced. Converting you would just be a plus. So why ever apologize?

That creates a hostile society, but that's preferable to being steam-rolled.

Posted by: SaltyDonnie at August 30, 2016 09:37 AM (i6shs)

73 Pennsylvania judge R. Budd Dwyer gives Lepage...zero style points.

That'll be tough to make up in the final round.

Posted by: General Zod at August 30, 2016 09:37 AM (Bdeb0)

74 Le Page. A surrenderers' name

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at August 30, 2016 09:37 AM (oGRue)

75 Wow. Not having heard the recording, but on the transcript can't imagine why you'd resign. I mean, you meant those things you said right? Had a basis in your honest opinion for saying them, right? So what's the deal, you can't be rude anymore? Really? He's a politician, not a mental health worker or a minister etc etc. What country is this? Is Don Rickles even still alive? I'm pretty sure Phyllis Diller is dead. We used to laugh and laugh at this kind of stuff. Now, its practically a crime. So is it because he's a politician who is going to settle a score? Cause I'm pretty sure Hillary Clinton has that as like JOB ONE on her things to do list after the inaugural. Sheesh.

Posted by: simplemind at August 30, 2016 09:37 AM (xVRrG)

76 "Le Page. A surrenderers' name"

Anybody with a name like Le Page ought to be better at keeping it together.

Posted by: Qoheleth at August 30, 2016 09:38 AM (iIzG7)

77 I forget, is Mary Cloggenstein from Maine or Vermont? All those tiny states seem the same to me.

Posted by: nerdygirl at August 30, 2016 09:38 AM (+lVUW)

78 This is what happens when you don't have a San Francisco cocksucker when you need one. Right Woo?

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or TEXIT) at August 30, 2016 09:38 AM (UPYPp)

79 Someone needs to tell the gov, do not feed the trolls.

Posted by: Yuimetal at August 30, 2016 09:38 AM (Pby3z)

80 Nope, ND has 7,000 blacks.

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at August 30, 2016 09:38 AM (mpXpK)

81 "19 I live in Maine & was hit by a car. Brain trauma since. Posted by: Stephen King at August 30, 2016 02:23 PM (7zkP4" Hey Stephen, I think The Shining was the best movie based on your books. (That pisses him off).

Posted by: Benji Carver at August 30, 2016 09:39 AM (OD2ni)

82 Black Hawk Down 2: Maine Boogaloo!

Posted by: Manbun Hollywood at August 30, 2016 09:39 AM (7zkP4)

83 This is why so many people like Trump. He doesn't grovel to the whiny, liberal pinheads. He tells the truth about what a useless shit Hillary is and doesn't apologize for it. - Ding ding ding!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now With More Je Ne Sais Quoi! at August 30, 2016 09:39 AM (Nwg0u)

84 Insane profane is plainly due to Maine.

Posted by: fixerupper at August 30, 2016 09:39 AM (8XRCm)

85 SJWs only when, when you surrender... Every time we fight back.... we win...

Posted by: Don Q. at August 30, 2016 09:40 AM (qf6WZ)

86 67 Vladimir Putin was arrested! that's pretty funny. I'm sure the real Vlad is happy about his namesake.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at August 30, 2016 09:40 AM (SeD0w)

87 Whether it costs a job or not, you know that had to feel good.

Posted by: tubal at August 30, 2016 09:40 AM (d6TTt)

88 Sounds like the reporter Bongino-ed him.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at August 30, 2016 09:40 AM (0KfYo)

89 According to the article Gattine isn't a reporter, he's a state rep.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at August 30, 2016 09:40 AM (0mRoj)

90 "I'm sorry I lost my tempter after a socialist, son-of-bitch, scumbag reporter called me a racist. I will do a better job of controlling my anger when these bastards lie about me." Hm. I assumed he called the reporter a socialist f**k, if he called the reporter a socialist bastard, then he was being too kind.

Posted by: nerdygirl at August 30, 2016 09:40 AM (+lVUW)

91 I think an appropriate and fun voice mail would have been: "I dare you to come over here and say that to my face, you coward."

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Get Your Campaign F.U.D. Fix at the Outrage Outlet! New Shipments Arrive Daily! at August 30, 2016 09:40 AM (hLRSq)

92 Swearengen!

Posted by: Mr. Woo at August 30, 2016 09:41 AM (HJEuH)

93 I don't like this man. He apologizes.

Posted by: A Lincoln at August 30, 2016 09:41 AM (oGRue)

94 33 Whoops! Actually, Ace, there's a little bit of loose shit here. LePage didn't leave the voicemail on a reporter's line. It was a Dem representative from Westbrook who called him a racist and LePage left the tirade on the representative's phone line. Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 30, 2016 02:27 PM (X6fMO) That makes it slightly less awesome, but still laudable.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at August 30, 2016 09:41 AM (RD7QR)

95 There have to be at least 35-40 black people in Montana.

Posted by: garrett at August 30, 2016 09:41 AM (LEJHr)

96 Hangdai.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or TEXIT) at August 30, 2016 09:41 AM (UPYPp)

97 Sounds like he should be running for senate or the presidency to me. :-)

Posted by: David Paulk at August 30, 2016 09:41 AM (na9M0)

98 Aw FUCK!  Someone heard that shit?!  Mother fuck, I'm sorry about that shit.

Posted by: Governor Paul LePage at August 30, 2016 09:42 AM (k0G44)

99 I didn't check the link yet. Please tell me that part of the voicemail says "but first, you will blow me"

Posted by: Chi at August 30, 2016 09:42 AM (dKVPn)

100 Second look at Dueling?

Posted by: A Hamilton at August 30, 2016 09:42 AM (oGRue)

101 Just about time for Trump's immigration speech in Arizona. Maybe we should have a new thread to live blog it.

Posted by: jwest at August 30, 2016 09:42 AM (Zs4uk)

102 I no longer live in the world where nasty comments about me are met with polite discourse and "being the better person" - if you want to say nasty things, expect nasty things in return I am not a science denying racist homophobic bigot just because I don't vote the same way some limp wristed commie does

Posted by: chelsea danger at August 30, 2016 09:42 AM (jpmvb)

103 Love it. No apology.

Posted by: Goomba at August 30, 2016 09:42 AM (5ThVX)

104 "This I do not get. Why the hell are we admitting Somalis, of all the God-forsaken people on the planet?" Haven't you heard? The USA sucks. Therefore we must suck more.

Posted by: navybrat at August 30, 2016 09:42 AM (w7KSn)

105 100: "Second look at Dueling?" That would actually require a modicum of skill. Skill takes effort.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or TEXIT) at August 30, 2016 09:43 AM (UPYPp)

106 89 According to the article Gattine isn't a reporter, he's a state rep. Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at August 30, 2016 02:40 PM (0mRoj Which makes him even more of a pussy.

Posted by: Pepe at August 30, 2016 09:43 AM (HJEuH)

107 I believe Gattine is an elected official, state rep or senator or whatever. Democrat, of course.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 30, 2016 09:43 AM (TOk1P)

108 Just checked. The Somali influx has more than doubled Maine's black population so that it's now #47 on a %age basis. The Somali's are mostly in Lewiston, a mill town

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 30, 2016 09:43 AM (r1fLd)

109 We here at the Brattleboro Women's Collective, on behalf of our dear fiend Mary, want you to remember we are from Vermont and support our Presdent of Color Mr. oblama!!!

Posted by: Harriet C, Mary's dear dear firend at August 30, 2016 09:43 AM (dQJCS)

110 Anyway, nice to see some little rat bastard hiding behind his media badge get called out for the piece of shit they are.

Posted by: tubal at August 30, 2016 09:44 AM (d6TTt)

111 If this guy apologizes and leaves office,  I'm not standing for the national anthem anymore.

Posted by: Dang at August 30, 2016 09:44 AM (k0G44)

112 Aw FUCK! Someone heard that shit?! Mother fuck, I'm sorry about that shit. Posted by: Governor Paul LePage We have to protect our motherfvcking phoney baloney jobs! -Governor William J Lepetomane

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/i][/b][/u] at August 30, 2016 09:44 AM (SCOa6)

113 27 We need more Frank Rizzos. Just in case you haven't seen it, look up "Frank Rizzo" and "reporter" on Youtube. Gold, just pure gold. Posted by: Reggie1971 at August 30, 2016 02:26 PM (DDM7c) Beautiful. The Wiki entry on him is interesting. "A female reporter who covered the Rizzo years, Andrea Mitchell (now of NBC News), recounted routinely brutish behavior at the force as part of a broad pattern of Rizzo bravado.[2]" "Rizzo's relationship with Philadelphia's African-American community was volatile, with the PPD's reputation suffering among African-Americans. During Rizzo's tenure as division captain and commissioner, critics often charged that he was racially motivated, targeting activities in African-American neighborhoods. But his looming presence during the Columbia Avenue riots in 1968 is credited by many for limiting looting and violence."

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at August 30, 2016 09:44 AM (SRKgf)

114 100: "Second look at Dueling?" That would actually require a modicum of skill. Skill takes effort. I would suggest job opportunities for professionals, but that would defeat the purpose.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at August 30, 2016 09:44 AM (9krrF)

115 101 Just about time for Trump's immigration speech in Arizona. Maybe we should have a new thread to live blog it. Posted by: jwest at August 30, 2016 02:42 PM (Zs4uk) Right in John McCain's face. That's got to get him fuming.

Posted by: joncelli, Longbow Afficianado and Phalangist at August 30, 2016 09:44 AM (RD7QR)

116 How is this not about me?

Posted by: Natalie Maines at August 30, 2016 09:45 AM (7zkP4)

117 so calling people "racist" can be very upsetting to people.

This makes me wonder why our President keeps calling Americans racist, and why Hillary speechifies about "systemic racism".

Don't they know "words hurt".  Didn't Lynch say we need more LOVE?

oh,   ... Love=Hate ... I forgot

Posted by: illiniwek at August 30, 2016 09:45 AM (ZRaCn)

118 Second look at Dueling? Posted by: A Hamilton at August 30, 2016 02:42 PM (oGRue) ---- Laugh... but.... I think we've become a coarser and much more dickish people, because we, as a society, have pretty much eliminated the possibly of eating a knuckle sammich as a consequence for generally ass-hole-issness.

Posted by: fixerupper at August 30, 2016 09:45 AM (8XRCm)

119 Or, alternatively, nice to see some little rat bastard hiding behind their legislators badge get called out, same- same.

Posted by: tubal at August 30, 2016 09:45 AM (d6TTt)

120 >>Just about time for Trump's immigration speech in Arizona. It's gonna be Yuuuge!

Posted by: garrett at August 30, 2016 09:45 AM (LEJHr)

121 See, this is why I come here. Always learning something. For the longest time, I only thought Frank Rizzo was a Jerky Boys skit.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or TEXIT) at August 30, 2016 09:46 AM (UPYPp)

122 >>91 I think an appropriate and fun voice mail would have been:

"I shaved your wife's back. Also, stock better beer."

Posted by: General Zod at August 30, 2016 09:46 AM (Bdeb0)

123 I thought ND was our whitest State. We had a guy in our division in the Navy from there and he had never seen a live black person until he joined the Navy.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 30, 2016 02:36 PM (mpXpK)

In the 2010 Census, Maine was the whitest state at 94.4% non-Hispanic white, edging out Vermont at 94.3%.  North Dakota was fifth at 88.9% (behind West Virginia and New Hampshire), with 5.3% Native American.

Though if you ignore Hispanicity, then Vermont edged out Maine, 95.3% white to 95.2%, with North Dakota falling to seventh place at 90.0% white (West Virginia, New Hampshire, Iowa, and Wyoming filled spots third through sixth).

Posted by: My Ridiculously Circuitous Plan at August 30, 2016 09:46 AM (EIB5Y)

124 Can the governor challenge him to a cage match? that would be a great follow up. Ya' know. Calling names and then violence. The American way, and then they can be friends.

Posted by: Goomba at August 30, 2016 09:46 AM (5ThVX)

125 Laugh... but.... I think we've become a coarser and much more dickish people, because we, as a society, have pretty much eliminated the possibly of eating a knuckle sammich as a consequence for generally ass-hole-issness. ------------ There is no doubt that is part of it. Also things you learn on the old playground - which we have taken away and which we make sure is surrounded by adults who can intervene at the first site of trouble.

Posted by: SH at August 30, 2016 09:46 AM (gmeXX)

126 19 I live in Maine & was hit by a car. Brain trauma since. Posted by: Stephen King at August 30, 2016 02:23 PM (7zkP4) That's what comes from jogging like a girl. Drive a big, gas guzzling 4 wheel drive like a real man.

Posted by: nerdygirl at August 30, 2016 09:47 AM (+lVUW)

127 122 >>91 I think an appropriate and fun voice mail would have been: "I shaved your wife's back. Also, stock better beer." Posted by: General Zod at August 30, 2016 02:46 PM (Bdeb0) I dunno about that. Gattine looks like he putts from the rough.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at August 30, 2016 09:47 AM (0mRoj)

128 Governor, you're breaking the rules....never complain, never explain.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState[/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at August 30, 2016 09:47 AM (bzd8I)

129 If he mailed him a bomb filled with nails to his home then I would understand everything being on the table.

Posted by: Pepe at August 30, 2016 09:47 AM (HJEuH)

130 Second look at Dueling? Posted by: A Hamilton at August 30, 2016 02:42 PM (oGRue) ---- Laugh... but.... I think we've become a coarser and much more dickish people, because we, as a society, have pretty much eliminated the possibly of eating a knuckle sammich as a consequence for generally ass-hole-issness. Posted by: fixerupper We started the long slide down when men quit wearing sidearms. An armed society is a polite society.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/i][/b][/u] at August 30, 2016 09:49 AM (SCOa6)

131 This is one big nuttin booger, I'd double down and fart in his general direction.



Posted by: dananjcon at August 30, 2016 09:49 AM (NpXoL)

132 Enough of this 'racist' shit. Go, Gov.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 30, 2016 09:49 AM (vP09u)

133 "I shaved your wife's back. Also, stock better beer." Posted by: General Zod at August 30, 2016 02:46 PM (Bdeb0) I dunno about that. Gattine looks like he putts from the rough. Shave her ass too, then.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/i][/b][/u] at August 30, 2016 09:49 AM (SCOa6)

134 133: "Shave her ass too, then. " And in some ways, is this not also the story of Obama?

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or TEXIT) at August 30, 2016 09:50 AM (UPYPp)

135 So I guess the man purses the hipsters carry don't count as sidearms, then.

Posted by: tubal at August 30, 2016 09:51 AM (d6TTt)

136 He should have left the simple message "Oh yeah!. Well I had sex with your wife!"

Posted by: Pepe at August 30, 2016 09:51 AM (HJEuH)

137 "Shave her ass too, then. " And in some ways, is this not also the story of Obama? Michelle?

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/i][/b][/u] at August 30, 2016 09:51 AM (SCOa6)

138 Seriously, though, I think the only way this nonsense of throwing around racism charges is going to end is when someone makes the charge and the response is an immediate punch to the mouth. Sort of like how Buzz Aldrin dealt with the moon landing conspiracist who called him a liar and coward - he just up and drilled him in the jaw.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Get Your Campaign F.U.D. Fix at the Outrage Outlet! New Shipments Arrive Daily! at August 30, 2016 09:51 AM (hLRSq)

139 An armed society is a polite society. Posted by: rickb223 at August 30, 2016 02:49 PM (SCOa6) Nobody mouthed off to samurais in feudal Japan. Not twice, anyway. Katanas FTW.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at August 30, 2016 09:52 AM (SRKgf)

140 64 This I do not get. Why the hell are we admitting Somalis, of all the God-forsaken people on the planet? It's like they're going out of their way to bring in people who are a financial drain on the taxpayers. You should see what school systems are going through trying to deal with all these people from third world countries, who don't speak English. NO ON talks about what this does to school districts.

Posted by: nerdygirl at August 30, 2016 09:52 AM (+lVUW)

141 137: "Michelle?" At this point, what difference does it make?

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or TEXIT) at August 30, 2016 09:52 AM (UPYPp)

142 We started the long slide down when men quit wearing sidearms. ----- You mean they gave up arms *intentionally*?? **sniff**

Posted by: Michelle Fields at August 30, 2016 09:52 AM (8XRCm)

143 Guv: Remember Tuco's advice--when you're going to shoot, shoot. Don't talk.

Posted by: General Zod at August 30, 2016 09:52 AM (Bdeb0)

144 He was completely in the right, and has nothing to apologize for.

Posted by: MTF at August 30, 2016 09:52 AM (/m8T6)

145 Seriously, though, I think the only way this nonsense of throwing around racism charges is going to end is when someone makes the charge and the response is an immediate punch to the mouth. Sort of like how Buzz Aldrin dealt with the moon landing conspiracist who called him a liar and coward - he just up and drilled him in the jaw. --------------- Even WFB threatened a punch once. What would really be something is if Al Sharpton were to call George Will a racist and then Will punches Sharpton right in the throat.

Posted by: SH at August 30, 2016 09:53 AM (gmeXX)

146 Maybe he should have worked out his anger with some SQUATS?

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 30, 2016 09:53 AM (a8570)

147 It's like they're going out of their way to bring in people who are a financial drain on the taxpayers. You should see what school systems are going through trying to deal with all these people from third world countries, who don't speak English. NO ON talks about what this does to school districts. Posted by: nerdygirl at August 30, 2016 02:52 PM (+lVUW) Welcome to California. Formerly at the top of the league tables in K-12 educational results. Now 49th. Que?

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at August 30, 2016 09:54 AM (SRKgf)

148 65 At some point, our politicians will learn never, EVER to apologize. For anything. Apologizing never helps. Posted by: jwest at August 30, 2016 02:35 PM (Zs4uk) Look what it did for McCain's campaign. Geez, he spent half his campaign apologizing.

Posted by: nerdygirl at August 30, 2016 09:54 AM (+lVUW)

149 >>> Just about time for Trump's immigration speech in Arizona.

"Right in John McCain's face. That's got to get him fuming."

Recalling that Old Man Yells At Clouds did actually get a re-elect endorsement from Trump. At the same time Trump also endorsed Lyin' Ryin and Kelly Say-whut for re-election.

Still hoping that Dr. Kelli Ward pulls it off in the primary against McInsane today. Arizona Horde! Your duty calls you! To the voting booths, pronto pronto!

Posted by: torquewrench at August 30, 2016 09:54 AM (noWW6)

150 Did he deserve it is all I want to know

Posted by: Skip at August 30, 2016 09:54 AM (0G2eQ)

151 Do not ask me about my first impression of my new neighbors, because I'd be forced to say something like.... Imagine "Good Times" if the family had actually made it to Georgia. Every sentence a shout, every pronunciation mangled. I hope this is first day exuberance, not a lifestyle. We share an 80-foot fence line, I can have my dog bark at them every time they try to enjoy their yard, or I can have her sit quietly. It will be up to them.

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 30, 2016 09:55 AM (2cS/G)

152 150: " Did he deserve it is all I want to know" He's in the press. QED.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or TEXIT) at August 30, 2016 09:55 AM (UPYPp)

153 The Left knows full well that their bad actions will incur no direct personal consequences. The Right is full tilt Pacifist. They aren't.

Posted by: tubal at August 30, 2016 09:55 AM (d6TTt)

154 Still hoping that Dr. Kelli Ward pulls it off in the primary against McInsane today. Arizona Horde! Your duty calls you! To the voting booths Ride! Ride like the wind!

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/i][/b][/u] at August 30, 2016 09:55 AM (SCOa6)

155 we need a database of opposition research on journalists. Media Delenda Est.

Posted by: vivi at August 30, 2016 09:56 AM (11H2y)

156 Send the reporter some barbed wire to wipe his ass. Apology. Done.

Posted by: Lower class person whose opinions must be guided at August 30, 2016 09:57 AM (3ZttN)

157 OT: per Drudge, La Streisand is promising threatening promising to leave the country if Trump wins. So she's a Trump supporter too.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at August 30, 2016 09:57 AM (SRKgf)

158 Even WFB threatened a punch once. ------- "Ill sock you in the goddamned face and then you'll STAY plastered"

Posted by: fixeruper at August 30, 2016 09:57 AM (8XRCm)

159 151: "Do not ask me about my first impression of my new neighbors..." There will always be some neighbor that sucks. I have one who has a blind dog who barks at nothing. All day. Everyday. So I decided to learn how to play Slayer songs on my guitar. Outside. With the amp pointed at their house.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or TEXIT) at August 30, 2016 09:57 AM (UPYPp)

160 What would really be something is if Al Sharpton were to call George Will a racist and then Will punches Sharpton right in the throat ==================== George Will drinks punch, he doesn't throw them.

Posted by: simplemind at August 30, 2016 09:58 AM (xVRrG)

161 Never apologize. It's a sign of weakness.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 30, 2016 09:58 AM (hR1Jj)

162 It's like they're going out of their way to bring in people who are a financial drain on the taxpayers.
Posted by: nerdygirl at August 30, 2016 02:52 PM (+lVUW)
They may not be employable in office jobs or skilled blue-collar work, but I was very impressed by their resumes when it comes to killing infidels.

Posted by: BHO at August 30, 2016 09:58 AM (EIB5Y)

163 What would really be something is if Al Sharpton were to call George Will a racist and then Will punches Sharpton right in the throat. Posted by: SH at August 30, 2016 02:53 PM (gmeXX) And then says "Stand up, you turd, so I can punch you again."

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Get Your Campaign F.U.D. Fix at the Outrage Outlet! New Shipments Arrive Daily! at August 30, 2016 09:58 AM (hLRSq)

164 He's a jerk but he shouldn't resign over it. It was stupid and insulting but not horrific.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 30, 2016 09:59 AM (39g3+)

165 >>>Ride! Ride like the wind! Make it to the border of Mexico!!!

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 30, 2016 09:59 AM (a8570)

166 >>What would really be something is if Al Sharpton were to call George Will a racist and then Will punches Sharpton right in the throat. Posted by: SH at August 30, 2016 02:53 PM (gmeXX)

What would really be something is if George Will reached down Sharpton's mouth-hole and pulled out his spine (FINISH HIM--EXCELLENT), then ate his heart, and then dedicated the victory to Crom.

...and then tossed it back to Bob Schieffer for some closing thoughts.

Posted by: General Zod at August 30, 2016 09:59 AM (Bdeb0)

167 So I decided to learn how to play Slayer songs on my guitar. Outside. With the amp pointed at their house. Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or TEXIT) at August 30, 2016 02:57 PM (UPYPp) ---- So .... it was Raining Blood in your neighborhood??

Posted by: fixeruper at August 30, 2016 10:00 AM (8XRCm)

168 167: "So .... it was Raining Blood in your neighborhood??" Dead Skin Mask. In honor of Streisand's imminent emigration.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or TEXIT) at August 30, 2016 10:00 AM (UPYPp)

169 164 He's a jerk but he shouldn't resign over it. It was stupid and insulting but not horrific. Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 30, 2016 02:59 PM (39g3+) He should just change parties. End of problem.

Posted by: Jay Guevara[/i][/b][/s][/u] at August 30, 2016 10:01 AM (SRKgf)

170 I blame Mel Gibson. He never should have apologized for the genius that was "sugar tits" or "first you will blow me"

Posted by: simplemind at August 30, 2016 10:01 AM (xVRrG)

171 Of course he'll grovel and apologize, of course he will more than likely resign because that's what Republicans do. Mewling quim.

Posted by: Kreplach at August 30, 2016 10:01 AM (13il4)

172 This is why so many people like Trump. He doesn't grovel to the whiny, liberal pinheads. He tells the truth about what a useless shit Hillary is and doesn't apologize for it. ++++ In looking up crap about national traits, I found Dutch people seem to have a reputation for being blunt, rude, etc except they see it as honesty whereas politeness is seen as artificial, insincere, a form of lying. I had to wonder if that were inheritable since my entire family is noted for that, down to the same reasoning, including cousins just met. And Trump too.

Posted by: Bigbys Olive Fingers at August 30, 2016 10:01 AM (0o/oP)

173 "You should see what school systems are going through trying to deal with all these people from third world countries, who don't speak English. NO ON talks about what this does to school districts."

Flashback: Obama's initial huge wave of bringing in tens of thousands of Guatemalans and El Salvadorans -- you know, the ones who Glenn Beck and Ted Cruz met at the border with teddy bears and soccer balls.

There was a woman interviewed who was a citizen, not a career pol or educrat, and who was serving on her local school board up in a Northeastern liberal fever swamp. They had just met to size up the impact on their budget of the large bolus of Central American "children" (for some values of "child", cough) about to be dropped in their district.

She, good little suburban NE liberal that she was, was in tears after hearing the assessment of consequences. It meant the complete destruction of arts, music and advanced placement programs. It was going to cause massive classroom overcrowding. Their best teachers had already started to circulate resumes elsewhere.

So, *some* people get it and are talking about it. SOME people.

Around here, I point out that at our per pupil spending rate, a mere seven new illegal kids enrolled in a local school blows a $100,000.00 hole in the bottom of the annual budget boat. People stare at me as though I'm from Mars when I say things like that. They have not the faintest idea.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 30, 2016 10:02 AM (noWW6)

174 >>What would really be something is if Al Sharpton were to call George Will a racist and then Will punches Sharpton right in the throat. Posted by: SH at August 30, 2016 02:53 PM (gmeXX) What would really be something is if George Will reached down Sharpton's mouth-hole and pulled out his spine (FINISH HIM--EXCELLENT), then ate his heart, and then dedicated the victory to Crom. ...and then tossed it back to Bob Schieffer for some closing thoughts. ----------- Headline: "Argument over the designated hitter sends George Will over the line."

Posted by: SH at August 30, 2016 10:02 AM (gmeXX)

175 Never apologize. Never cringe.

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 30, 2016 10:02 AM (oDCMR)

176 139 An armed society is a polite society. Posted by: rickb223 at August 30, 2016 02:49 PM (SCOa6) Nobody mouthed off to samurais in feudal Japan. Not twice, anyway. Katanas FTW. Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 30, 2016 02:52 PM (SRKgf) Note, it IS LEGAL in California to carry a sword... sheathed...

Posted by: Don Q. at August 30, 2016 10:03 AM (qf6WZ)

177 "In looking up crap about national traits, I found Dutch people seem to have a reputation for being blunt, rude, etc except they see it as honesty whereas politeness is seen as artificial, insincere, a form of lying."

Israelis. Eleventy.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 30, 2016 10:03 AM (noWW6)

178 Seriously, though, I think the only way this nonsense of throwing around racism charges is going to end is when someone makes the charge and the response is an immediate punch to the mouth. ++++ Or when the typical response is a yawn.

Posted by: Bigbys Olive Fingers at August 30, 2016 10:04 AM (0o/oP)

179 Around here, I point out that at our per pupil spending rate, a mere seven new illegal kids enrolled in a local school blows a $100,000.00 hole in the bottom of the annual budget boat. People stare at me as though I'm from Mars when I say things like that. They have not the faintest idea. ============================ Say . . . what was the name again of that commie plan to overwhelm the US system that they said would never work . . . .

Posted by: simplemind at August 30, 2016 10:04 AM (xVRrG)

180 176 139 An armed society is a polite society. Posted by: rickb223 at August 30, 2016 02:49 PM (SCOa6) Nobody mouthed off to samurais in feudal Japan. Not twice, anyway. Katanas FTW. Posted by: Jay Guevara at August 30, 2016 02:52 PM (SRKgf) Note, it IS LEGAL in California to carry a sword... sheathed... Posted by: Don Q. at August 30, 2016 03:03 PM (qf6WZ) Also your dick out, unsheathed.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 30, 2016 10:05 AM (7KFPB)

181 >>Headline: "Argument over the designated hitter sends George Will over the line." Posted by: SH at August 30, 2016 03:02 PM (gmeXX)

Headline: "Bowtied Faggot Solves Riddle of Steel."

Posted by: General Zod at August 30, 2016 10:06 AM (Bdeb0)

182 I thought LePage was an Independent. Or was that Angus King, his predecessor? In any event, who really gives a snit?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at August 30, 2016 10:06 AM (fOgSR)

183 180: "Also your dick out, unsheathed." Unless it is being filmed. Then it has to be sheathed.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or TEXIT) at August 30, 2016 10:07 AM (UPYPp)

184 Trump's speech on immigration isn't until tomorrow... Fucking MSNBC. (I've got to blame someone because I sure don't make mistakes)

Posted by: jwest at August 30, 2016 10:07 AM (Zs4uk)

185 Note, it IS LEGAL in California to carry a sword... sheathed... Posted by: Don Q. But it has to be concealed in the Seacouver area. Trust me on this.

Posted by: D. MacLeod at August 30, 2016 10:08 AM (9krrF)

186 Dear Huma, I just got this strange and angry voicemail from someone claiming to be the Goveernor of Maine--do you know anything about this? Anyway, I told you not to marry the schmutz. Please come home. We're putting out a special double-issue; "If He Tells Me To: Female Circumcision--Nurturing, Yet Empowering" and we need your help editing. Don't tell Granny; she'll want script approval. And money. Always with the money. Sincerely,

Posted by: Mama Abedin, Publisher, Dirty Jew Monthly at August 30, 2016 10:09 AM (36gza)

187 Double down.  "Hell if I was a Democrat you'd be kissing my ass.  Get over yourself, Lois Lane."

Posted by: Leonard Pinth-Garnell at August 30, 2016 10:09 AM (7A6l6)

188 >>184 Trump's speech on immigration isn't until tomorrow... Posted by: jwest at August 30, 2016 03:07 PM (Zs4uk)

What's the over/under on the prole-cry "Build A Wall!" and his thumbs-up and promise reiteration? Like 7 minutes in?

Posted by: General Zod at August 30, 2016 10:09 AM (Bdeb0)

189 177 "In looking up crap about national traits, I found Dutch people seem to have a reputation for being blunt, rude, etc except they see it as honesty whereas politeness is seen as artificial, insincere, a form of lying." Israelis. Eleventy. ------------ Asians. Twelveetaty!

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 30, 2016 10:10 AM (oDCMR)

190 OT. The Tim Tebow baseball tryout is not going very well. (Shocking I know. He ran a 6.6 to 6.8 60 which graded to a 50 the major league average. His arm strength graded 35-40, below the major league average. The grades are 20-80. Tebow bulked up to 260 of pure muscle from 230. There is no way in hell he can maintain that size and strength during the daily 8month grind that is baseball. I am a Tebow the human being huge fan. I'm not a fan of the attitude of other athletes shutting on baseball like it is so easy. It is insulting. Furthermore, he is a jerkface for not playing QB in the CFL or Arena League.

Posted by: Pepe at August 30, 2016 10:10 AM (HJEuH)

191 Personally I think if Maine has term limits on the Governor, this is reason to waive them for this guy.

Posted by: blaster at August 30, 2016 10:11 AM (0+824)

192 Between this guy and Bongino, whatever happened to just showing up on a guys doorstep and giving him an asskicking?

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 30, 2016 10:11 AM (a8570)

193 He's thinking of resigning over a few cuss words? Holy cow, Republicans are such PUSSIES. How can a freaking GOVERNOR not know that he has the same right to free speech as anyone else? Arrrgh.

Posted by: Alec Rawls at August 30, 2016 10:11 AM (5z7RS)

194 Trump needs to do a speech on Hillary. Nothing but dozens kind of shit. Be like, Hills so scared of live TV she wears a ski mask at the ATM yo

Posted by: Bigbys Olive Fingers at August 30, 2016 10:11 AM (0o/oP)

195 What's the over/under on the prole-cry "Build A Wall!" and his thumbs-up and promise reiteration? Like 7 minutes in? ======================= No longer good enough. Now its Build a Wall and CATAPULTS!!!

Posted by: simplemind at August 30, 2016 10:11 AM (xVRrG)

196 She, good little suburban NE liberal that she was, was in tears after hearing the assessment of consequences. It meant the complete destruction of arts, music and advanced placement programs. It was going to cause massive classroom overcrowding. Their best teachers had already started to circulate resumes elsewhere. She still would argue that we have no standing to insist that the newbies adopt our ways or values, because "diversity" and we are a "salad" and not a "melting pot". Until that changes, she will continue to need to be pounded good and hard...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at August 30, 2016 10:11 AM (fOgSR)

197 Themete presence of Somalians diversifies the place where they are. The left thinks they fulfill a valuable role merely by existing.

Posted by: Yuimetal at August 30, 2016 10:11 AM (Pby3z)

198 >>> A non-apology apology is called for here. ...... Exactly. Sure, apologize for losing your temper and the use obscenities... followed immediately by, "however, the true obscenity are unsubstantiated and repulsive allegations of racism, such as..." For fuck sake, a black guy starts shooting cops that are out PROTECTING black people marching in protest of cops, then we have to hear endless lectures on the accessibility of books and computers and how most cops are a bunch of racists but it's too bad some good ones got killed. Enough. Each and every time the word racist is used, people should angry and demand force people to defend the accusation

Posted by: Damiano at August 30, 2016 10:12 AM (71OEY)

199 Wait a minute. Perhaps she's right. Perhaps I've been wrong to blindly follow the medical traditions and superstitions of past centuries. Maybe we barbers should test these assumptions analytically, through experimentation and a "scientific method". Maybe this scientific method could be extended to other fields of learning: the natural sciences, art, architecture, navigation. Perhaps I could lead the way to a new age, an age of rebirth, a Renaissance! ...Naaaaaahhh!

Posted by: Theodoric of York at August 30, 2016 10:12 AM (e8kgV)

200 I had to wonder if that were inheritable since my entire family is noted for that, down to the same reasoning, including cousins just met. And Trump too. Posted by: Bigbys Olive Fingers at August 30, 2016 03:01 PM (0o/oP) Ponders. Yep, this must be true and is also why I have no friends.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at August 30, 2016 10:12 AM (GzDYP)

201 189 177 "In looking up crap about national traits, I found Dutch people seem to have a reputation for being blunt, rude, etc except they see it as honesty whereas politeness is seen as artificial, insincere, a form of lying." Israelis. Eleventy. ------------ Asians. Twelveetaty! You ben heah fo owa. You go now!

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/i][/b][/u] at August 30, 2016 10:12 AM (SCOa6)

202 196: "Until that changes, she will continue to need to be pounded good and hard..." I'll volunteer.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or TEXIT) at August 30, 2016 10:12 AM (UPYPp)

203 Its entirely possible I would be more concerned about this man's tirade if he hadn't directed it at a reporter. The thing is, I'm not seeing any upset or outrage about it anywhere, from anyone. Nobody seems to care.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 30, 2016 10:13 AM (39g3+)

204 Trump needs to challenge China to a football game for the South China Sea too. He needs to be like, they're all little people hardeharhar but seriously

Posted by: Bigbys Olive Fingers at August 30, 2016 10:13 AM (0o/oP)

205 >>Enough. Each and every time the word racist is used, people should angry and demand force people to defend the accusation. Posted by: Damiano at August 30, 2016 03:12 PM (71OEY)

Or just destigmatize it by owning it. In time, it'd be meaningless.

Posted by: General Zod at August 30, 2016 10:13 AM (Bdeb0)

206 Wait a minute. Perhaps she's right. Perhaps I've been wrong to blindly follow the medical traditions and superstitions of past centuries. Maybe we barbers should test these assumptions analytically, through experimentation and a "scientific method". Bleed them! Bleed. Them!

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/i][/b][/u] at August 30, 2016 10:14 AM (SCOa6)

207 Israelis. Eleventy. ------------ Asians. Twelveetaty! You ben heah fo owa. You go now! -------------------- You wan fook?

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 30, 2016 10:14 AM (oDCMR)

208 Sounds like he's changed his mind on resignation. Assuming the resignation story wasn't all made up by the MSM.

"Regarding rumors of resignation, to paraphrase Mark Twain: 'The reports of my political demise are greatly exaggerated,'" LePage posted on Twitter today.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/h6svr3r

Posted by: Buzzsaw at August 30, 2016 10:15 AM (wrS2o)

209 If Tebow can get signed and assigned to a High-A team, he'll have a chance to improve. Still a way longshot, but not impossible.

Posted by: Lincolntf at August 30, 2016 10:15 AM (2cS/G)

210 Posted by: simplemind at August 30, 2016 03:04 PM (xVRrG) Cloward-Piven. As of a couple years ago that bitch Pivn is still stealing air from real humans and is *proud* of the death and destruction her plan created (mostly among the poor and defenseless she claimed to want to help).

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 30, 2016 10:15 AM (GDulk)

211 Hey, all you people who votes for Obama on the basis of "now everyone will see that racism is over!"... Fuck you with the barbed cock of Satan and a pineapple condom.

Posted by: Damiano at August 30, 2016 10:15 AM (71OEY)

212 I'll volunteer. Smite her! Smite her with the Sausage of Satiation!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at August 30, 2016 10:15 AM (fOgSR)

213 diversity" and we are a "salad" and not a "melting pot ================= the stupid tossed salad meme is really telling. with the melting pot, there was some change of all involved to mixed into a unity. with the tossed salad they say, everyone is individual and it still ALL GOOD!!! Except the newly arrived cucumbers wish to turn all the other vegetable into cumcumbers or they'll cut your head off. Pretty soon you don't have a tossed salad anymore. Pretty dumb. Teachers. Ironic deaths for us all. So post modern.

Posted by: simplemind at August 30, 2016 10:16 AM (xVRrG)

214 with the tossed salad they say, everyone is individual and it still ALL GOOD!!! Except the newly arrived cucumbers wish to turn all the other vegetable into cumcumbers or they'll cut your head off. Pretty soon you don't have a tossed salad anymore. We'll take the sliced onions and the cherry tomatoes, but we don't want the anchovies!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at August 30, 2016 10:18 AM (fOgSR)

215 Sausage of Satiation! On a two part dvd from Brazzers!

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/i][/b][/u] at August 30, 2016 10:19 AM (SCOa6)

216 with the tossed salad they say, everyone is individual and it still ALL GOOD!!! Except the newly arrived cucumbers wish to turn all the other vegetable into cumcumbers or they'll cut your head off. Pretty soon you don't have a tossed salad anymore. Pretty dumb. Teachers. Ironic deaths for us all. So post modern. Posted by: simplemind at August 30, 2016 03:16 PM (xVRrG) Yeah, and then the tomatoes come in and get their seeds everywhere, so even if you try to pick around them, everything tastes like tomato anyway. I don't have a political point here, I just really don't like tomatoes.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at August 30, 2016 10:20 AM (KUaJL)

217 Brazzers, cornering the market on fat asses.

Posted by: tubal at August 30, 2016 10:20 AM (d6TTt)

218 with the tossed salad they say, tain't nothing.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/i][/b][/u] at August 30, 2016 10:20 AM (SCOa6)

219 216: "I don't have a political point here, I just really don't like tomatoes." Don't eat salads. That's what food eats.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or TEXIT) at August 30, 2016 10:20 AM (UPYPp)

220 Now I'm craving cheese fondue. Which is not only yummy, but is a political statement as well!

Posted by: OldDominionMom at August 30, 2016 10:22 AM (GzDYP)

221 217 Brazzers, cornering the market on fat asses. Posted by: tubal at August 30, 2016 03:20 PM (d6TTt) But can one truly "corner" fat asses? I mean, plump, doughy, really fat asses don't cotton to being cornered, do they?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at August 30, 2016 10:22 AM (fOgSR)

222 Themete presence of Somalians diversifies the place where they are. The left thinks they fulfill a valuable role merely by existing. They rape the daughters that Americans won't rape.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/i][/b][/u] at August 30, 2016 10:22 AM (SCOa6)

223 218: "tain't nothing." Nothing that a little syrup or jam can't fix.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or TEXIT) at August 30, 2016 10:23 AM (UPYPp)

224 "the stupid tossed salad meme is really telling."

When they say "tossed salad", what you need to realize is that what they're thinking about is the practice described by Chris Rock in his "Tossed Salad Man" routine (back when Rock was funny and not yet brought to politically correct heel).

I warn that all versions of his routine are doubleplus NSFW.

Posted by: torquewrench at August 30, 2016 10:23 AM (noWW6)

225 I see nothing wrong here.  These legislators need a good caning or duel now and again to keep them semi-honest.

Posted by: Fritz at August 30, 2016 10:24 AM (2Mnv1)

226 I'm thinking the Bowl of Fruit loops is the best explanation. A lot of imported empty carbs being floated by home grown white milk.

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 30, 2016 10:24 AM (oDCMR)

227 224:"...what they're thinking about is the practice described by Chris Rock in his "Tossed Salad Man" routine..." This one time, in prison camp...

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or TEXIT) at August 30, 2016 10:25 AM (UPYPp)

228 This is truly an interesting blog; I read the content and head to the last comment which was about...salad...

Posted by: IC at August 30, 2016 10:25 AM (a0IVu)

229 209 If Tebow can get signed and assigned to a High-A team, he'll have a chance to improve. Still a way longshot, but not impossible. Posted by: Lincolntf at August 30, 2016 03:15 PM (2cS/G) He is 29. The route he would have to take is Instructional league. Winter ball.. Then low A ball. I dint think anybody will sign him. Indy ball yes. Japan he could try. Too many yes men surrounding him IMHO.

Posted by: Pepe at August 30, 2016 10:26 AM (HJEuH)

230 229: "Too many yes men surrounding him IMHO." Too many people confuse fame with talent, or importance.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or TEXIT) at August 30, 2016 10:28 AM (UPYPp)

231 >>> Themete presence of Somalians diversifies the place where they are. The left thinks they fulfill a valuable role merely by existing. ..... I keep reading that first word as "Thermite". Personally I support the presence of large quantities of thermite around the left.

Posted by: Damiano at August 30, 2016 10:28 AM (71OEY)

232 Posted by: IC at August 30, 2016 03:25 PM (a0IVu) What can we say but we live to go a wandering? Folderee, folderol. Folderee, folderol, rol, rol, rol, rol, rah-roh!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at August 30, 2016 10:28 AM (fOgSR)

233 >>>Fruit loops Correct spelling: FROOT LOOPS

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 30, 2016 10:28 AM (a8570)

234 Hey, anyone know if the Chicago shooter that shot the baby's mama while on his free time away from his probation ankle tracker put his ankle tracker back on after his free time and baby mama shooting? If he did, I suspect this will reflect well on him at sentencing.

Posted by: Puddin Head at August 30, 2016 10:29 AM (oDCMR)

235 Noody Noody Noo.....

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Get Your Campaign F.U.D. Fix at the Outrage Outlet! New Shipments Arrive Daily! at August 30, 2016 10:29 AM (hLRSq)

236 Tebow should probably go full out Evangelical Celebrity book writing and Motivational Speaking. Get some Seminary School credentials for added credibility. Make a bright future. Could be the next Rick Warren.

Posted by: tubal at August 30, 2016 10:29 AM (d6TTt)

237 222 Themete presence of Somalians diversifies the place where they are. The left thinks they fulfill a valuable role merely by existing. They rape the daughters that Americans won't rape. Posted by: rickb223 at August 30, 2016 03:22 PM (SCOa6) Slicing the clitori with broken glass that American won't slice.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 30, 2016 10:29 AM (0mRoj)

238 Heh. Buckley definitely would have wiped the floor with that piss-stain Vidal. Still one of my favorite moments, though. I wish he would have done with the same thing with Chomsky when they debated.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at August 30, 2016 10:31 AM (kumBu)

239 Maine has enough people to have a governor? I thought the Maine Sisters ran that state all by their leftist selves. I'll go back to cleaning my keyboard now.

Posted by: mikeyslaw at August 30, 2016 10:33 AM (JZJ9v)

240 Nood... Crooked Hillary.

Posted by: [/i][/b]andycanuck[/s][/u] at August 30, 2016 10:34 AM (LdMbv)

241 I was trying to think of what that get-up that the FAB wore at the Cher sponsored fund-raiser last weekend. You know, that smock looking thing with the big pockets. Then it dawned on me, it looks like what the shampoo women would wear at the hairdressers back in my youth.

Posted by: washrivergal at August 30, 2016 10:35 AM (CFc5L)

242 Birds gotta fly, fish gotta swim, Republicans gotta surrender.

Posted by: FaCubeItches at August 30, 2016 10:35 AM (rznWS)

243 "I am a Tebow the human being huge fan. I'm not a fan of the attitude of other athletes shutting on baseball like it is so easy. It is insulting. Furthermore, he is a jerkface for not playing QB in the CFL or Arena League.

Posted by: Pepe at August 30, 2016 03:10 PM (HJEuH) "

Yup. He should have swallowed his pride and went to the CFL. Warren Moon did it. Doug Flutie did it. He shouldn't have acted like it was beneath him. Then maybe he'd have improved his craft and eventually gone back to the NFL. And I agree, as a baseball fan, it's insulting when athletes from other sports think they can roll out of bed and make an MLB team. Hitting a baseball is one of the hardest things to do in all of professional sports - maybe the absolute hardest.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at August 30, 2016 10:35 AM (kumBu)

244 . I'm not a fan of the attitude of other athletes shutting on baseball like it is so easy. Baseball *is* so easy. It's the only major "sport" where people with physiques like TrigglyPuff can play at a starting level.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 30, 2016 10:38 AM (KUTP5)

245 "I dint think anybody will sign him. Indy ball yes. Japan he could try.

Too many yes men surrounding him IMHO.

Posted by: Pepe at August 30, 2016 03:26 PM (HJEuH) "

Japan would be a good route. He could probably be a good spokesman for some consumer goods, too - big handsome American guy? The Japanese market eats that up. But at his current level, he's probably not good enough to stick in the NPB. Like you said, he needs to work his way up from the bottom, and the NPB is considered to be around Triple-A level, if not a tad higher.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at August 30, 2016 10:40 AM (kumBu)

246 "Baseball *is* so easy. It's the only major "sport" where people with physiques like TrigglyPuff can play at a starting level.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 30, 2016 03:38 PM (KUTP5) "

There are some fat pitchers, sure - if you think some beer league softball guys can pitch like Bartolo Colon, Ray King or Bob Wickman, I'd love to see them try.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at August 30, 2016 10:42 AM (kumBu)

247 Another Republican obsessed with not being called a racist by his opposition who's platform is nothing other than calling people racist. This is why Republicans are dying. They're too stupid to live.

Posted by: DFCtomm at August 30, 2016 11:05 AM (fpc9o)

248 Accusing someone of racism is no longer an accusation of anything. It is simply a threat of mob justice.

Posted by: Brisco_County at August 30, 2016 11:13 AM (Y0wT4)

249 Same old story. Provoke to anger -> Anger confirmed -> Wahh i'm a victim. The governor is pronounced guilty of the crime of being angry and white. Nothing else matters. He should have learned from Trump "Damn right I'm angry." The only people who apologize are the ones who have done something wrong.

Posted by: Grampy_Bone at August 30, 2016 11:24 AM (M4N8y)

250 I AM DONALD J. TRUMP AND I OWN THIS GOD DAMNED MESSAGE. I also squat 700 pounds, but no one tell that pussy Ace or he will cry like the little bitch he is.

Posted by: Donald J. Trump at August 30, 2016 11:56 AM (0+srV)

251 I once would have had sympathy for the guy, but there comes a point, after Lucy has pulled the football away for the bizillionth time, when you just want to yell at Charlie Brown and ask him how he can be so fucking stupid, and what the hell is wrong with him. We've reached that point with Republicans and Conservatives.

Posted by: DFCtomm at August 30, 2016 12:21 PM (fpc9o)

252 Honestly, we need more people telling each other to f off. It is the appropriate response when some Democrat, after centuries of their racism, calls you a racist.

Posted by: wodun at August 30, 2016 12:27 PM (MnbWw)

253 If there's one thing this election cycle should have taught politicians, it's that you never need to say you did anything wrong or resign. What are they going to do, impeach you? Nobody feels like going through that, so you can just do whatever you want.

Posted by: Dave at August 30, 2016 12:38 PM (2Kysq)

254 That chickenshit he was right the first time!

Posted by: JoshO at August 30, 2016 01:54 PM (LDycx)

255 If Trump quit, LePage for President! The guy wasn't born with a silver spoon in his mouth, did it mostly on his own. Hope to God that swearing at a reporter doesn't make him quit.

Posted by: freedom2014despitebarack at August 30, 2016 03:39 PM (vP09u)

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