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  • Muslim Migrant Violence Comes to Maine

    06/20/2018 5:14:40 PM PDT · by Hostage · 31 replies
    PJ Media ^ | JUNE 19, 2018 | BY ROBERT SPENCER
    The migrant violence that is becoming a feature of daily life in Sweden, Germany, France and elsewhere in Europe is now coming to the United States. Did we think we would be immune? Maine’s Sun Journal reported last week that a “melee” broke out near Kennedy Park in Lewiston, Maine, initiated by “at least two dozen teenagers, preteens and adults.” This mob was made up of Somali Muslim migrants: News Center Maine reports: “[A]ccording to family members, the fight was between white and Somali members of the Lewiston community.” Our immigration chickens are, as the Rev. Jeremiah Wright would say,...
  • Somali gang continues to terrorize park – in Maine

    06/18/2018 5:20:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 56 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 6/17/2018 | unknown
    Last month, two dozen Somali youths swarmed and attacked two Maine residents in a park in Lewiston, beating them with sticks while laughing, as video of the incident shows. One of the victims was hospitalized, but no charges were filed. Then, last Tuesday, a group of Somalis fired pellet guns at non-Somalis in the same park. A fight broke out and one non-Somali, a 38-year-old father of two, died days later from his injuries. Kennedy Park in Lewiston has become the focal point of such clashes, according to reports. Previously, a 10-year-old girl was jumped and beaten by a Somali...
  • White House faces growing outcry over migrant family policies

    06/17/2018 1:56:18 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 103 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/17/18 | Brett Samuels
    The White House appears poised for a fight over its policy of separating migrant families who cross the border illegally, even as a growing number of lawmakers are voicing concerns about the practice. Democrats and some Republicans have in recent days visited facilities used to house separated family members, leading to new questions about the process and growing calls for the so-called "zero tolerance" policy to end. GOP Sens. Jeff Flake (Ariz.) and Susan Collins (Maine) wrote to the Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services on Saturday asking for clarity on the administration's practice of separating migrant...
  • Maine: Man Dies After Brutal Beating By Muslim Migrant Mob In Lewiston Park

    06/17/2018 6:51:40 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 06/17/18 | Tim Brown
    The Press Herald doesn’t see fit to mention the fact that this teen mob was made up of Somali Muslim migrants. Why cover this up? Because apparently Lewiston officials, as well as the local media there, are intent upon covering up migrant crime, so that the non-Muslim natives will remain ignorant and complacent regarding the Muslim migrant influx. We see the same coverup happening all over Europe. An update on this story. “Man who was ‘trying to get his life straightened out’ dies from beating in brawl at Lewiston’s Kennedy Park,” by Matt Byrne, Press Herald, June 15, 2018: The 38-year-old man who...
  • Maine will issue gender-neutral driver licenses

    06/12/2018 4:26:21 AM PDT · by massmike · 39 replies
    Bostonglobe.com ^ | 06/12/2018 | ROBERT F. BUKATY
    The Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles is going to offer the option of a gender-neutral designation on driver licenses and identification cards. EqualityMaine said Maine becomes at least the third state to adopt such a policy, after Oregon and California, along with the District of Columbia. The move comes as a result of a complaint filed by EqualityMaine’s board president.
  • Federal lawsuit alleges Maine Democratic Party laundered money for Hillary Clinton’s campaign

    05/30/2018 11:54:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | May 29, 2018 | By Steve Mistler
    The attorney behind a political action committee backing President Donald Trump is accusing the Maine Democratic Party and its counterparts in 32 other states of engaging in an elaborate money laundering scheme to benefit Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election. Dan Backer, attorney for the Committee to Defend the President, in December filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission alleging $84 million in illegal donations. But he has since sued the FEC in federal court in Washington, D.C., in an attempt to compel the notoriously plodding election law enforcement agency to investigate a fundraising agreement that involved most Democratic...
  • George H.W. Bush hospitalized for low blood pressure and fatigue

    05/27/2018 11:58:42 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 103 replies
    CNN ^ | May 27, 2018 | Maegan Vazquez
    Former President George H.W. Bush was taken to a hospital in Maine on Sunday after experiencing low blood pressure and fatigue. Bush's spokesman, Jim McGrath, said in a tweet Sunday afternoon that the President, who is 93 years old, will likely remain at a Southern Maine Health Care facility "for a few days for observation." Jim McGrath✔ @jgm41 President @GeorgeHWBush was taken to Southern Maine Health Care (@SMHCHealth) today after experiencing low blood pressure and fatigue. He will likely remain there for a few days for observation. The former president is awake and alert, and not in any discomfort. "The...
  • 19 states sue Trump admin to keep funding Planned Parenthood

    05/21/2018 12:09:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 05/21/2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    LOS ANGELES, California, May 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) -- California’s Democratic Attorney General Xavier Becerra is leading a coalition of 20 attorneys general, representing 19 states plus Washington, D.C., opposing a Trump administration rule change that prioritizes abstinence education over contraception distribution in family planning funds. In February, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that abstinence messages and natural family planning methods would be given priority in distributing $260 million worth of family planning grants. The announcement did not mention artificial birth control. In response, Planned Parenthood affiliates in Ohio, Utah, and Wisconsin, as well as the American...
  • Newt Gingrich, Mary Mayhew: Hope for those trapped in welfare dependency -- Thanks to Trump

    05/04/2018 7:58:34 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 4, 2018 | Newt Gingrich & Mary Mayhew
    Republicans and members of the Trump administration must keep up the pressure and focus on achieving welfare reform. When President Clinton signed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, many believed that the law would indeed “end welfare as we know it.” It’s what we intended when Congress created the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program and implemented work requirements to restore welfare to its original intent as a springboard to self-sufficiency. These policies were intended to be the beginning of welfare reform – the beginning of a nationwide policy focused on ending dependency. Instead, President...
  • Maine Democrats Vote Down Bill Banning Female Genital Mutilation

    04/27/2018 11:49:38 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 40 replies
    PJMedia ^ | 4/25/18 | Tom Knighton
    If ever there was a bipartisan cause in this country, shouldn't it be banning female genital mutilation? Well, a bill banning FGM in the state of Maine was just voted down -- along party lines. As Townhall's Elizabeth Yore reports, "69 GOP (and 1 Dem) [voted] for the bill and 77 Dems and Independents [voted[ against an FGM bill that would criminalize female genital mutilation." Yore continues: "The Democratic House legislators who voted against this FGM bill curiously argued that 'FGM doesn’t happen in Maine,' despite the fact that Maine is one of only eight federal pilot programs to address...
  • Maine House Democrats Vote to Allow Female Genital Mutilation

    04/26/2018 5:32:37 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 74 replies
    Following swift action from Maine House Democrats on the last day of the legislative session, there will be no Female Genital Mutilation ban in the Pine Tree State.After months of pretending they wanted to stop the barbaric ritual child abuse of FGM, the Democrat caucus showed their true colors on the issue late Wednesday night.By a final vote of 77-70, the House killed the FGM ban in a mostly party-line vote. Rep. Cathy Nadeau (D-Winslow) was the only Democrat who crossed the aisle to protect young daughters of immigrants in Maine from this brutal abuse.You can see a full roll-call...
  • Manchin becomes second Dem to back Pompeo

    04/23/2018 10:05:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 23, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said on Monday that he will vote for CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be the next secretary of State, making him the second Democrat to support Pompeo's nomination. "After meeting with Mike Pompeo, discussing his foreign policy perspectives, & considering his distinguished time as CIA Director & his exemplary career in public service, I will vote to confirm Mike Pompeo to be our next Secretary of State," Manchin said in a tweet. Pompeo likely already had the votes to be confirmed by the full Senate. With Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) expected to oppose him, Pompeo needed...
  • An education solution for Maine's failing education system.

    04/14/2018 12:05:32 PM PDT · by The_Republic_Of_Maine · 34 replies
    MaineTV.net | 4.14.2018 | Self
    Here is the Educational solution for Maine. Instead of handing $13,240 a student to the State Department of Education and School Districts, and then trusting them to manage it (which they obviously aren’t doing well), put that money into an educational savings account controlled by the family that could only be spent on education Then let all schools, public and private, compete for the best teachers and compete to earn clients (students) by the quality of their product. If parents want their children to be taught social justice, climate change and transgenderism, they can send their kids to those schools....
  • Judge cites LePage’s stay at Trump hotel in ruling that lawsuit against president can proceed

    03/29/2018 5:28:42 AM PDT · by Steven Scharf · 36 replies
    The Portland Press Herald ^ | Thursday, March 29, 2018 | Scott Thistle
    Portaland Press Herald Thursday, March 29, 2018 Judge cites LePage’s stay at Trump hotel in ruling that lawsuit against president can proceed He also points to the governor's subsequent visit with the president in finding that Maryland and the District of Columbia have standing to claim that Trump is violating the Constitution by mixing business interests with his work as president. BY SCOTT THISTLE, STAFF WRITER A stay by Gov. Paul LePage at the Trump International Hotel in Washington in early 2017 is playing a key role in a federal lawsuit against the president by the state of Maryland and...
  • Maine state candidate who called Parkland student 'skinhead lesbian' drops out of race

    03/17/2018 7:53:02 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 53 replies
    MSN news ^ | 3/17/18
    A Republican running for the Maine state legislature is dropping out of the race following criticism for calling one of the survivors of last month's mass shooting at a Florida high school a "skinhead lesbian." Leslie Gibson announced on Friday that he was ending his campaign for the Maine House of Representatives, the Portland Press Herald reported. The former candidate said he made the decision after talking it over with friends and family, calling it "the best thing for everybody." "I am not walking away with my head hung low. I am walking away with my head held high," Gibson...
  • Climate change could ravage waterfront by 2100, so Portland plans to fight back

    03/04/2018 7:21:20 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 75 replies
    The Press-Herald ^ | March 4, 2018 | BY KELLEY BOUCHARD
    In less than 100 years, strolling from shop to shop along Commercial Street in Portland or running with your dog on Willard Beach in South Portland could become something folks did in the old days. Based on the latest tidal trends, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts that by the year 2100, those areas will be under at least a foot of seawater at high tide on a calm day. Under this grim scenario, Willard Beach would disappear, showing up once in a while as a narrow strip of sand at extreme low tides. The indomitable brick buildings on...
  • SWAMPSCOTT PRINCIPAL OUT ON LEAVE

    02/28/2018 6:11:30 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 75 replies
    item live ^ | 2/28/18
    Principal Shannon Daniels, 52, formerly Tom Daniels, announced three weeks ago that they’re transgender and would be presenting as female going forward. Daniels, a Swampscott resident, who became the school’s principal in 2012, identifies as both male and female and prefers “they/them” pronouns for a gender-fluid identity, but plans to become fully transitioned to female. “Principal Daniels is on a temporary leave of absence,” wrote Superintendent Pamela Angelakis and Swampscott Police Chief Ronald Madigan in a correspondence to Stanley families. The email was shared with The Item by a Swampscott resident who wishes to remain anonymous. There is also a...
  • Police Chief Says Some Detroit Teachers Should Be Armed

    02/23/2018 4:11:48 PM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    WWJ ^ | February 23, 2018 | Greg Bowman
    In the wake of this month’s school shooting in Parkland, Fla., Detroit Police Chief James Craig said he is open to the idea of some teachers being armed with guns in classrooms. “Certainly, there should be a very thorough vetting process,” ... “When I talk about vetting, I mean someone who is trained, someone who is responsible, the rigors associated with someone in a school environment. It could be an ex-military, ex-police officer; some of those folks are teachers, as an example.” Craig likened the vetting process to that of airlines following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, in that...
  • Trump: The Schumer-Rounds-Collins immigration bill would be a total catastrophe.

    02/15/2018 3:56:24 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    Twitter ^ | February 15, 2018 | Donald J. Trump
    The Schumer-Rounds-Collins immigration bill would be a total catastrophe. @DHSgov says it would be “the end of immigration enforcement in America.” It creates a giant amnesty (including for dangerous criminals), doesn’t build the wall, expands chain migration, keeps the visa... lottery, continues deadly catch-and-release, and bars enforcement even for FUTURE illegal immigrants. Voting for this amendment would be a vote AGAINST law enforcement, and a vote FOR open borders. If Dems are actually serious about DACA, they should support the Grassley bill!
  • McCain’s amnesty dies in Senate

    02/15/2018 12:40:36 PM PST · by jazusamo · 103 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 15, 2018 | Stephen Dinan, S.A. Miller, David Sherfinski
    The Senate shot down Sen. John McCain’s latest immigration legalization proposal Thursday as lawmakers finally began their long-awaited floor fight over the fate of “Dreamers.” Mr. McCain and Sen. Chris Coons, Delaware Democrat, had proposed an amnesty for perhaps 3 million illegal immigrants in exchange for a study of border security and a promise of action by 2021. But the plan had been rejected by President Trump and garnered only 52 votes in support, which was well shy of the 60 senators had set as the needed threshold for action. Votes were expected in quick succession on a plan to...