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  • Ted Cruz to get dozens of Maine endorsements on Thursday

    02/04/2016 12:42:42 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 18 replies
    State & Capitol ^ | February 4, 2016 | Michael Shepherd
    Good morning from Augusta, where a large group of Republican legislators and activists is set to endorse presidential hopeful Ted Cruz on Thursday. Between 40 and 50 legislators will hold a noon news conference at the State House to announce support for the Texas senator, who won the Iowa caucuses on Monday, finishing ahead of runner-up Donald Trump and the third-place Marco Rubio...
  • Maine State Police accused of racial profiling

    01/22/2016 4:48:43 PM PST · by maine hunter · 18 replies
    WMTW Television ^ | 1/22/16 | David Charms
    Maine State Police took to Facebook on Friday, saying a trooper is being falsely accused of racial profiling.
  • Annual anti-abortion rally held in Augusta despite snowstorm (Maine)

    01/20/2016 7:44:34 AM PST · by Morgana
    centralmaine.com ^ | January 16, 2016 | JASON PAFUNDIStaff Writer
    AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage said he has made it a point to attend the Maine Right to Life’s Hands Around the Capitol rally every year because of children. “They are the future and we have to have more children and a better future for our society,” LePage said. “Right now, more people are dying than being born, so it’s time to have an opportunity to keep them alive. We should not have abortion.” LePage, who received two standing ovations, was among a handful of speakers Saturday afternoon to a crowd gathered at St. Michael School gymnasium in Augusta to...
  • 'American Pie' singer Don McLean arrested for domestic violence

    01/18/2016 5:21:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 83 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 18, 2016 | (Sasha Bogursky and The Associated Press)
    Singer Don McLean was arrested on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge Monday in Maine. Camden's Chief Randy Gagne told FOX411 police responded to a call at McLean's Camden, Maine residence early Monday morning and arrested the singer without incident. He was transported to Knox County Jail in Rockland, Maine, and was later released after on bail. He has a court date set for February 22, 2016. ...
  • Effort to impeach Maine Gov. Paul LePage falls short

    01/14/2016 11:07:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 14, 2016 1:59 PM EST | Patrick Whittle
    Critics of Maine Gov. Paul LePage failed to muster enough support to require a vote Thursday on an independent investigation that could have led to impeachment for alleged abuse of power. Instead, House lawmakers voted 96-52 to indefinitely postpone debate after Republican leader Ken Fredette introduced a motion to pre-empt any action on the impeachment order. A group led by Democratic Rep. Ben Chipman of Portland wanted to punish the brash and outspoken Republican governor for pressuring a school operator into rescinding a job offer to Democratic House Speaker Mark Eves. ...
  • ‘The White Girl in Maine’ Hits Back at Governor’s Racist

    01/12/2016 6:57:38 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 165 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/11/2016 | Jennifer O'Neill
    Mom Becca Edwards is "pissed" about a racist remark that her state's governor made, and she's calling him out on it, offering her own biracial family as an example of how very wrong he is. Maine Gov. Paul LePage issued his offensive comment at a town hall meeting in Bridgton on Jan. 6 while speaking about the influx of heroin in the Pine Tree State. "These are guys with the name D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty -- these types of guys -- they come from Connecticut and New York, they come up here, they sell their heroin, they go back home," the...
  • Maine legislators to introduce impeachment bill Thursday

    01/11/2016 9:33:28 AM PST · by Bob434 · 37 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | January 10 | Beth Quimby
    Not sure about the press herald's policy for copywrite, so I'll just sum up here- Democrats in Maine are going after Gov Paul Lepage for 8 charges- mostly to do with what they call "abuse of power"- and for his comment a bit ago that out of state drug dealers were impregnating "Young White Girls" in Maine. The are calling for a special house committee to investigate "allegations of misfeasance, malfeasance, nonfeasance and other misconduct"
  • Bangor teacher says she was ordered to remove Christmas tree from classroom

    12/25/2015 5:17:26 PM PST · by lowbridge · 53 replies
    bangordailynews.com ^ | December 21, 2015 | judy harrison
    A long-time math teacher at Bangor High School said on her Facebook page that she was ordered by the principal on Friday to remove a small Christmas tree from her classroom. Catherine Gordon said in a post timestamped Dec. 18 at 9:17 p.m. that the "tree had no religious symbols on it whatsoever. No crosses or angels, just pink Hello Kitties and my students really enjoyed it and it cheered me up during the day." Gordon said in the post that she has been decorating her classroom for the holidays for 30 years. Bangor School Superintendent Betsy Webb issued the...
  • Washington State AG sues major tech support provider alleging deceptive scam

    12/24/2015 1:05:18 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 20 replies
    KOMO News ^ | December 16th 2015 | Connie Thompson
    State AG sues major tech support provider alleging deceptive scam By Connie Thompson Wednesday, December 16th 2015 State investigators just sued one of the rising stars in the tech-support industry claiming part of the operation is based on a scam. The company, called iYogi, is accused of tricking people into paying for tech support services they don't need. According to investigators iYogi engaged in a different twist on the notorious tech support scams where someone call you claiming your computer has problems. What's significant in this case is workers don't call you, you call them. And iYogi is one of...
  • Maine Drops 9000 From Food Stamps After They Refuse To Comply With Work Requirement

    12/22/2015 3:41:25 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 36 replies
    Republican Gov. Paul LePage recently began enforcing Maine’s volunteer and work requirements for food stamp SNAP recipients to keep their benefits. The end result was more than 9,000 non-disabled adults getting dropped from the program. The rules prevent adults who are not disabled and do not have dependents from receiving food stamps for more than three months, unless they work at least 20 hours a week, participate in a work-training program, or meet volunteer guidelines for 24 hours out of the month. Any one of those three getting met will not result in the loss of their SNAP food benefits.

    12/10/2015 6:25:29 PM PST · by dynachrome · 10 replies
    AP ^ | 12-10-15 | TOM MURPHY
    The lone health insurance cooperative to make money last year on the Affordable Care Act's public insurance exchanges is now losing millions and suspending individual enrollment for 2016. Maine's Community Health Options lost more than $17 million in the first nine months of this year, after making $10.9 million in the same period last year. A spokesman said higher-than-expected medical costs have hurt the cooperative.
  • Syrian Refugees Have Been Resettled In 36 States, Most In CA,TX, MI

    12/01/2015 1:05:08 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/01/15 | Caroline May
    Since the start of the Syria's civil war in the spring of 2011, the U.S. has admitted 2,311 Syrian refugees and resettled them in 36 different states. According to data from the State Department's Refugee Processing Center the top three destinations for Syrian refugees since the beginning of the conflict are California, Texas, and Michigan. From March 15, 2011 through December 1, 2015, California received the most (261) Syrian refugees, Texas received the second most with 242, and Michigan has received the third most with 217. Other states that have received Syrian refugees since March 2011 include: Arizona (182), Illinois...
  • The Miracle of Squanto’s Path to Plymouth

    11/27/2015 4:42:05 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11-24-15 | Eric Metaxas
    The Thanksgiving tale of the Pilgrims and the Indian has an astonishing, less well-known back story. The story of how the Pilgrims arrived at our shores on the Mayflower—and how a friendly Patuxet native named Squanto showed them how to plant corn, using fish as fertilizer—is well-known. But Squanto’s full story is not, as National Geographic’s new Thanksgiving miniseries, “Saints & Strangers,” shows. That might be because some details of Squanto’s life are in dispute. The important ones are not, however. His story is astonishing, even raising profound questions about God’s role in American history. Every Thanksgiving we remember that,...
  • Maine Doubles Down on Welfare Reform Despite Media Backlash

    11/20/2015 12:21:47 PM PST · by PROCON · 20 replies
    dailysignal.com ^ | Nov. 19, 2015 | Madaline Donnelly
    Mary Mayhew, commissioner of Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services, knows her politics aren’t always popular. “I can’t stress enough what an attack campaign it has been from the media for four and a half years,” Mayhew said Thursday at an anti-poverty forum in Washington, D.C., hosted by The Heritage Foundation. Then there are the more personalized critiques: “There is a poet, or he calls himself a poet, and he sends me poems all the time,” she added. “They are not nice poems.” Mayhew claims that detractors—who mostly take issue with welfare reforms enacted by Gov. Paul LePage, a...
  • 28 states refuse Syrian refugees - AL, MI, TX, LA, AR, IN, IL, MA, MS, OH, FL, WI, NC, AZ, ME, NH...

    11/16/2015 9:47:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 442 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 16, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    "Slamming the door in their faces would be a betrayal of our values," [Obama] said.Six Republican governors have announced that Syrian refugees won't be allowed to resettle in their states in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks in Paris. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley issued statements Sunday saying that they wanted to prioritize the safety of the residents in their states. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott; Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a GOP presidential candidate; Arkansas Gov. Gov. Asa Hutchinson; and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence joined them on Monday. "Michigan is a welcoming state and we are...
  • Wheelchair bound Maine man who shot home invader faces eviction for owning gun

    11/17/2015 10:42:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/17/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Some people just can’t seem to catch a break. Maine resident Harvey Lembo had suffered from a number of health issues which wound up landing him in a wheelchair. Then his apartment was broken into. Four times. Having had enough of being the target of criminals, Mr. Lembo went and purchased himself a handgun. On the night of the very same September day that he brought his new weapon home, criminals broke into his place for a fifth time, but on that occasion things ended differently. (CBS News) “I had the gun under my pillow. I reached out and...
  • Analysis: Bevin Win in Kentucky Underscores Decimated Democratic Party Under Obama

    11/04/2015 2:30:55 PM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 11/4/2015 | Guy Benson
    Last night's off-year elections produced a number of noteworthy outcomes, none larger than Republican Matt Bevin's upset victory in Kentucky's gubernatorial race. Bevin ran as a hard-charging outsider conservative, warts and all. Public polls gave his opponent, Democrat Jack Conway, a modest but stable lead throughout the race's home stretch, averaging out to a three-point Conway advantage in a three-way contest. They were off by double digits. Bevin won handily:DailyKos tweet at link ... Bevin, boosted by a massive investment from national Republicans and help from his former nemisis Mitch McConnell, nationalized the race, tying Conway to President Obama at...
  • Recreational weed laws could be in for a change

    11/02/2015 11:48:31 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 2, 2015 | Washington Examiner Staff
    Sen. Bernie Sanders brought marijuana into the national conversation last week, calling for legalizing and regulating the drug. Under his plan, people in possession of the substance would be treated no differently than people smoking cigarettes or drinking alcohol. By removing marijuana from the list of dangerous drugs, Sanders' move would allow states to legalize the marijuana without Washington having a say. Beyond campaign speeches meant to appeal to young voters, a host of state ballot initiatives on marijuana will be greeting voters next November. In California, which became the first state to legalize medical marijuana in 1996, residents may...
  • Historian discusses 'Gods and Generals'

    01/30/2003 8:52:27 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 40 replies · 568+ views
    Register & Bee ^ | Jan 29, 2003 | CATHY KOPLEN
    DANVILLE, Va. - Dr. James I. "Buddy" Robertson said Wednesday that emotion is the key element in the movie "Gods and Generals."Robertson, a renowned Civil War historian, was the historical consultant on the Warner Bros./Ted Turner movie that features Confederate Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson as its main character."Gods and Generals" is an adaptation of a book written by Jeff Shaara and is the prequel to "The Killer Angels," on which the film "Gettysburg" was based.The movie deviates from the book with a healthy dose of Jackson's character taken from Robertson's biography."This is the greatest Civil War movie ever made,"...
  • The Gettysburg Reunion of 1913

    06/30/2010 1:45:25 PM PDT · by GOP_Raider · 44 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 30 June 2010 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Happy 234th birthday America! The War Between the States Sesquicentennial, 150th Anniversary, runs from 2010 through 2015. The Georgia Division Sons of Confederate Veterans has an information page. Make it a family affair to attend the events planned throughout the USA . The National SCV Sesquicentennial Commission has a website. The fading photos and stories of Union and Confederate Veterans from that summer of 1913, shaking hands, sharing a meal and trading war stories is a special part of our National Heritage well worth sharing. Do young people know who Gen. Robert Edward Lee, Major Gen. George Edward Pickett and...
  • The Gettysburg Reunion of 1913

    06/30/2010 3:47:19 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | June 30, 2010 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    The War Between the States Sesquicentennial, 150th Anniversary, runs from 2010 through 2015.
  • Movie reviewer offers critique of Gods and Generals

    03/04/2003 9:22:05 PM PST · by stainlessbanner · 12 replies · 1,278+ views
    TN Baptist Convention ^ | 26 February 2003 | Phil Boatwright
    The sweeping Civil War epic begins in early 1861 and continues through 1863, just prior to the Battle of Gettysburg. Focusing on the leadership of the Norths Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (Jeff Daniels), one of the Unions finest military leaders, and two extraordinary Confederate generals, Robert E. Lee (Robert Duvall) and Thomas Stonewall Jackson (Stephen Lang), the story examines in detail the strategies, sacrifices, and religious nature of these three men.At 3 hours and 49 minutes, with a built-in 12-minute intermission, it is, alas, not a perfect film. Nearly every conversation in the first half has the characters speaking in...
  • Gettysburg College, Bias In Academia & Scholarship

    09/07/2012 4:28:22 PM PDT · by Davy Buck · 23 replies
    http://oldvirginiablog.blogspot.com/ ^ | 09/07/2012 | Richard Williams
    Does anyone really believe it's a stretch to suggest that academic history bloggers are also "motivated by 'culture war' dynamics that tended to conflate religious and political conservatives in responding to adversaries?"
  • Remembering the Gettysburg Reunion of 1913

    07/21/2009 5:35:10 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 31 replies · 912+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | July 21, 2009 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    The story of the Battle of Gettysburg and 50th Anniversary Reunion would make for a heart-warming and touching TV Historic mini-series or Hollywood movie.
  • Neither Fools Nor Cowards(Excellent read)

    05/14/2005 6:27:08 AM PDT · by kellynla · 16 replies · 773+ views
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | May 13, 2005 | Eliot A. Cohen
    Soldier and scholar, the sword and the book. Despite some remarkable individuals distinguished in both fields--Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, hero of Gettysburg and a professor who ended the war as one of Grant's favorite generals, or Gen. John Galvin, Supreme Allied Commander Europe in the 1980s and a noted historian of the American Revolution--the academy and barracks often look askance at one another. While the United States is in the midst of a war that obliterated part of their city, the university senate at Columbia University recently voted overwhelmingly to ban the Reserve Officer Training Corps from returning to the campus....
  • Maine's Congressman Mike Michaud, a man of courage.

    06/05/2003 7:20:48 AM PDT · by 2timothy3.16 · 6 replies · 50+ views
    ACP ^ | 5 June 2003
    Wednesday June 5th, 2003 It has been over one hundred and thirty years since Maine has had a politician whose word you could trust. It has been over 130 years since Major General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain walked the halls of Maine politics and it has been that long since we have had a man whose honesty, integrity and courage emulated Governor Chamberlain. Look at today's crop of Maine politicians, we have as governor one John E. Baldacci, a man who cries, complains and accuses President Bush of forcing the No child left behind act on Maine, yet as Maine's Democratic...
  • Vernon Robinson the "wrong kind" of black speaker at Bowdoin College?

    03/07/2005 6:23:14 PM PST · by mhking · 67 replies · 2,269+ views
    Ramblings' Journal ^ | 3.7.05 | Michael King
    The College Republicans at Maine's Bowdoin College invited former US Congressional candidate and current Republican Winston-Salem (NC) City Councilman Vernon Johnson to campus as part of their observance of Black History Month. They weren't ready for the firestorm that followed.The co-president of Bowdoin's College Democrats, Alex Cornell du Houx, appeared on Monday's Michael Medved Show to defend his statements as published in the Bowdoin Orient.Many found the rhetoric put forward by the College Republicans offensive and unwarranted. The claim, taken from Vernon Robinson's website, that "The Only Thing he has in Common with Jesse Jackson is a good TAN," [sic]...
  • A deeply religious movie about war: Kinsolving on his role as Gen. Barksdale in 'Gods & Generals'

    02/11/2003 12:42:39 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 18 replies · 657+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Tuesday, February 11, 2003 | Les Kinsolving
    Even though it chronicles one half of the Eastern sector of the bloodiest war ever fought on American soil, the new movie "Gods & Generals," is one of the most deeply religious movies ever produced. In every one of the four Gospels, there is that account of the violence of Jesus Christ. For after a brief sermonette of one verse, he took "a small scourge of cords" and used it to whip the money changers and sacrificial animal salesmen out of the Temple in Jerusalem. Two of the most devoutly religious and courageous soldiers in American history were Thomas Jonathan...
  • This Day In History - Civil War July 2, 1863 The second day of battle at Gettysburg

    1863 : The second day of battle at Gettysburg General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia attacks General George G. Meade's Army of the Potomac at both Culp's Hill and Little Round Top, but fails to move the Yankees from their positions. On the north end of the line, or the Union's right flank, Confederates from General Richard Ewell's corps struggled up Culp's Hill, which was steep and heavily wooded, before being turned back by heavy Union fire. But the most significant action was on the south end of the Union line. General James Longstreet's corps launched an attack...
  • The Gettysburg Reunion of 1913

    07/03/2011 5:17:31 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 91 replies
    Canda Free Press ^ | July 3, 2011 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Fifty years had passed since the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1st- 3rd, 1863.
  • 1913 Gettysburg Reunion of Blue and Gray

    06/15/2013 2:53:18 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 262 replies
    Huntington News ^ | June 14, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    A highlight of the reunion was the Confederate Veterans walk on the path of Gen. George Picketts charge that was greeted, this time, by a handshake from the Union Veterans.
  • Last full measure

    07/03/2005 8:03:44 AM PDT · by Valin · 16 replies · 459+ views
    Powerline ^ | 6/3/05 | Scott Johnson
    We missed our opportunity yesterday to pay tribute to the heroes of Gettysburg Day 2, the decisive day of the battle. Among the heroes who saved the Union on July 2, 1863 were the 282 men of the First Minnesota Volunteers. Their story cannot be told often enough, and Mackubin Thomas Owens made it the centerpiece of his terrific 2003 "Reflections on Memorial Day." As John has previously observed here: The pivot of American history turns on the second day at Gettysburg, and, while thousands of men fought gallantly on both sides that day, there were two points where the...

    11/16/2010 1:15:46 AM PST · by plinyelder · 5 replies
    Just ran across this and thought that some of you historians would like to see it. Check out the 'history' of this flag on the provided link. BTW: Sold for over $32,000!
  • Happy 234th birthday America!

    06/25/2010 3:58:54 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 17 replies
    Huntington News ^ | June 25, 2010 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Do young people know who Gen. Robert Edward Lee, Major Gen. George Edward Pickett and Major Gen. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain were?
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Little Round Top - Gettysburg (7/2/1863) - Nov 6th, 2003

    11/06/2003 12:00:42 AM PST · by SAMWolf · 169 replies · 7,677+ views
    military.com ^ | James R. Brann
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Revisits Little Round Top - Gettysburg (7/2/1863) - June 24th, 2005

    06/23/2005 10:11:11 PM PDT · by snippy_about_it · 59 replies · 2,562+ views
    military.com ^ | James R. Brann
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...
  • Remembering the Gettysburg Reunion of 1913

    07/03/2012 3:28:07 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 53 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | July 3, 2012 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Do you know who Gen. Robert Edward Lee, Major Gen. George Edward Pickett and Major Gen. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain were?
  • Hometown hero, at last Hometown Hero; Maine community gives Civil War general his due

    06/01/2003 8:17:40 PM PDT · by Uncle Jaque · 28 replies · 386+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 5/31/2003 | Doug Warren, Globe Staff
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain was many things in his lifetime: Medal of Honor winner for his bravery during the battle of Gettysburg, governor of Maine, and Bowdoin College president. With interest in the Civil War growing in recent years, Chamberlain has gained almost mythic stature, with his image appearing in movies, TV documentaries, on bottles of ale, and even in a stage musical. But somehow, Chamberlain - who died in 1914 and is buried here - had failed to fully capture the hearts of the people of this picturesque college town where he spent most of his adult...
  • Chamberlain Statue Nearing Completion in Brunswick, Maine

    09/09/2002 8:16:37 AM PDT · by robowombat · 24 replies · 626+ views
    Chamberlain Statue Nearing Completion in Brunswick, Maine Sept. 9, 2002--He was a college professor turned military leader, turned governor, turned college president. He wrote some of the most memorable lines to come out of the Civil War from a participant and, according to at least one recent movie, single-handedly saved the Union army at Gettysburg. Yet there has never before been a statue of Gen. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain in Brunswick, Maine, home of Bowdoin College with which he was so intimately connected as student, professor and president. This situation is about to be rectified. The statue, by Swanville artist Joseph...
  • Joshua Chamberlain & Providence Question

    12/27/2006 2:50:04 PM PST · by LibertyBelt · 56 replies · 1,309+ views
    Book: Through Blood and Fire ^ | Dec 27, 2006 | LibertyBelt
    Can any good brothers from Maine or Alabama confirm to me the source of this quote, said to be found in a book written by Joshua Chamberlain. An Amazon review says this is found on page 21 in the book, but a search of other internet links does not mention this letter as much as one would imagine. Here is the Amazon quote/review: A letter written to Chamberlain...by a Confederate combatant of the 15th Alabama Regiment which assaulted Little Round Top on July 2...is astonishing(p.21).The former rebel soldier simply states that he COULD HAVE SHOT CHAMBERLAIN TWICE during the battle...
  • Bowdoin College drops award honoring Confederate president

    10/22/2015 11:05:41 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 59 replies
    BDN Staff ^ | Oct. 22, 2015 | By Beth Brogan,
    BRUNSWICK, Maine Bowdoin College will no longer bestow the Jefferson Davis Award, after the colleges board of trustees voted to approve President Clayton Roses proposal to end the practice. The annual cash award to a student of government and legal studies who excels in constitutional law was named for the Confederate president. It was established in 1972 with an endowed gift from the United Daughters of the Confederacy, according to a news release from the college. In 1858, Davis received an honorary degree from Bowdoin College.
  • Police: Dog Rescued After Driving Owner's Pickup Into Lake

    09/29/2015 2:18:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    UPI ^ | Sept. 29, 2015 | Ben Hoope
    Police in Maine said a small dog was to blame for driving its owners pickup truck into a lake by knocking the vehicle out of gear. The Ellsworth Police Department said the Yorkie's owner had been walking the dog around Branch Lake Saturday afternoon and he put the canine back into his pickup truck while it was idling. Lt. Harold Page told the Ellsworth American the dog "knocked the truck out of gear and it rolled down the parking lot into the lake." The Ellsworth Police Department said in a Facebook post the dog was rescued from the submerged pickup...
  • The Bushes having lunch at a Biker Bar in Maine.

    09/27/2015 4:27:46 PM PDT · by Steven Scharf · 60 replies
    Facebook ^ | 9/25/2015 | Bentley's
    George and Barbara Bush had lunch at Bentley's, a biker bar in Arundel Maine on Friday. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10207924647499841&set=gm.10153750936031162&type=3&theater
  • This mayor wants to publicize whos on welfare and where they live

    09/25/2015 3:27:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    The Washington Post's PostNation ^ | September 24, 2015 | Elahe Izadi
    If you receive government assistance in the state of Maine, Lewiston Mayor Robert Macdonald thinks the public has a right to know about it. In a Thursday column for the Twin City Times, Macdonald said a bill will be submitted during Maines next legislative session asking that a Web site be created containing the names, addresses, length of time on assistance and the benefits being collected by every individual on the dole. He added: After all, the public has a right to know how its money is being spent. Proposals to target welfare recipients and reform assistance programs have become...
  • Black Lives Matter voice in Maine: Use white privilege to disrupt it

    09/23/2015 9:51:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Bangor Daily News ^ | September 23, 2015 | Beth Brogan
    BRUNSWICK, Maine Civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson was welcomed back to Bowdoin College on Tuesday with the sound of hundreds of fingers snapping. This form of applause is reserved only for certain speakers with whom students feel a special kinship, according to Ashley Bomboka, president of the colleges African-American Society. Mckesson, a 2007 graduate of Bowdoin, returned to visit classes, meet with new college President Clayton Rose and speak about his experiences as perhaps the most visible face of the Black Lives Matter movement. Tuesday afternoons conversation, The Intersection Between Education and Justice, was moderated by Bomboka and Bowdoin...
  • Maine: The Second Amendment Is The Right To Carry Concealed

    09/18/2015 7:56:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    gunsnfreedom.com ^ | 9/17/2015 | unknown
    With only two stipulations that do infringe the right to carry, it seems to be the best state law passed this year for 2nd Amendment rights. The two stipulations are that first, you must be at or over 21 years of age, and that you must tell an officer that you are carrying in a traffic stop.
  • Exclusive: Small Town America Transformed By Somali Migrants

    09/14/2015 12:39:39 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 55 replies
    Family security Matters ^ | July 16,2010 | by PAUL L. WILLIAMS, PHD
    This problem is crystallized by the present situation is Lewiston, Maine, where African Muslims, many from the Bantu tribe, began arriving in 2001 at the rate of 100 a month. Mohammed Maye, the president of the African Community and Refugee Center in Clarkston, Georgia posted a map of Lewiston on the wall of his office. Go to Maine, he advised the Somali immigrants. Abdullahi Abdullahi, the president of the Somali Community Development Organization in Clarkston, upheld this advice by telling his fellow countrymen that, unlike Georgia, Maine has terribly cold winters, but the welfare system is better. Lewiston, indeed, was...
  • Appalachian Trail record-setter pays $500 fine, still feels used by Baxter official

    09/11/2015 6:54:56 PM PDT · by billorites · 23 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | September 9, 2015 | Kevin Miller
    The professional athlete who completed the entire Appalachian Trail in record-setting time paid a $500 fine Wednesday for drinking alcohol atop Maines Mount Katahdin in July, an incident that prompted a broader debate about hikers behavior in Baxter State Park. An attorney for Scott Jurek said his client agreed to pay the fine because he did pop open a bottle of champagne atop Maines highest peak in violation of Baxter State Parks no-alcohol policy after his 46-day run ended July 12. But as part of the plea agreement, prosecutors dropped charges of littering and hiking with an oversized group, two...
  • Trump-hater Brit Hume is starting to see the light

    09/06/2015 7:37:21 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 61 replies
    mofo ^ | Sep. 3, 2015
    Unlike any [candidate] Ive ever seen. I was up in Maine for the month of August, and I swore off television, and I had it on for a couple nights where Trump was giving news conferences or making a speech and I thought, well, Ill watch a little of this I was transfixed! You cant take your eyes off the guy! He is the most entertaining political candidate, by far, Ive ever seen!
  • As Hikers Celebrate on Appalachian Trail, Some Ask: Where Will It End?

    08/30/2015 10:07:05 AM PDT · by Theoria · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 29 Aug 2015 | Katharine Q. Seelye
    The storied Appalachian Trail, which begins 2,190 miles away in Georgia, ends here, with a final scramble up Maines highest peak some of it nearly vertical, much of it blocked by boulders. For those who have trekked five or six months, Katahdins iconic summit is an exhausting challenge with a rewarding end.It takes your breath away, said Chuck Wood, 64, a hiker from Norristown, Pa. Just to be there, its like an audience with the Lord.But that experience is now in jeopardy. Faced with increasing crowds and partylike behavior by a few including an ultramarathon runner who celebrated...