Category Archives: Hot Button

Politics, religion, and anything that might send you into a rage.

Are you queer or unpronounceable?

I remember when there was a gay community. Then we started calling it the “LGB” (or “GLB”) community. Then it became “LGBT”, and finally (I thought) “LGBTQ”. The word “queer” can mean pretty much anybody, so “Q” was the last … Continue reading

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Romney’s Fantasy of Blame

Mitt Romney is happy that domestic oil production has increased in recent years, but he wants to make sure we don’t thank the president for it. Today, Romney pointed out that the Red Sox won the World Series while he … Continue reading

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Weren’t we talking about a pipeline?

Jobs, climate change, and congressional grandstanding have little to do with the Keystone XL proposal. Continue reading

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You may not have health care, but at least you saved $71.

Despite all the hooplah about cutting taxes, the savings for most Maine taxpayers are miniscule. Meanwhile, the governor is proposing massive cuts to the Department of Health and Human Services. Continue reading

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Voodoo Economics Today

The Tax Policy Center has reviewed the tax plans proposed by Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, and Rick Perry. All three would drastically reduce taxes on corporations and wealthy taxpayers. Romney would take things a step further by actually raising taxes … Continue reading

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LePage’s Strength

I guess Governor LePage has at least one strength. I found it in my barn.

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Norman Rockwell Meets Jerry Springer: New England-Style Democracy

Here in Kennebunk, like the rest of New England, we take our town meetings very seriously. In other parts of the country, when somebody talks about a “town hall meeting,” they mean a politician drops by to answer some questions. … Continue reading

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The Kookiest Governor & the Conspiracy Party

Here in Maine, the governor’s office and both houses of the legislature just passed from Democratic control to Republican control. Paul LePage, who just got sworn in as governor, earned the support of the Tea Party by proving that he … Continue reading

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