Friday, October 31, 2008

Racism in Clifton, Maine

Clifton, Maine is a beautiful and tiny community along the Airline Road about 25 miles east of Brewer and Bangor.

Like so much of central and eastern Maine, Clifton is poor and very isolated. And like most rural and poor parts of Maine you will find people of all political stripes living there. One of the unpleasant truths about places like Clifton, Maine is the very high degree of racial bigotry which still exists. Below is one example:


Student from Maine expelled, charged with hate crimes
By The Associated Press

HAMDEN, Conn. — Quinnipiac University has expelled three white students after police charged them with making harassing phone calls to black players on the school’s men’s and women’s basketball teams.

Hamden police say they charged 18-year-old Charles Merritt of Clifton, Maine, with hate crimes after he made threatening and harassing phone calls that included racist remarks to three players on the men’s team on Monday.

Merritt, a freshman, was a roommate of two of the players and knew the third, police said. He was charged with three counts each of intimidation based on bigotry and bias, harassment and disorderly conduct.

Emily Loschiavo of West Newbury, Vt., and Courtney Stellwag of Newburgh, N.Y., both 19, are accused in a separate incident of making harassing calls to a resident assistant’s room at a Quinnipiac dorm on Tuesday night. They are charged with harassment.

The New Haven Register reported Thursday that the calls to the RA’s room were answered by two black players on the women’s basketball team who are friends with the resident assistant. Police said both players were threatened with bodily harm.

The three students who were arrested did not respond to e-mails seeking comment.

Hamden police Capt. Ronald Smith said the phone calls came several days after slurs were discovered on poster and cork boards outside the dorm rooms of the three players on the men’s team.

Smith said the written slurs included a racial epithet and a drawing of a Nazi swastika.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Nice Maine Assassination Threat, Vol. 1

Here's a nice assassination threat from a guy in Milo, Maine on the Bangor Daily News website:

On 10/27/08 at 06:34 PM, MiloCrabtree wrote:

Palin rocks. She's a babe and she hunts. Too bad she's not hunting Al Gore. The only assault on reason is the global warming hoax. And this business about the middle class paying the taxes that should be paid by the wealthy. They're not - the top 25% pay 85% of the taxes - how much is enough?


Mary from "TexasDarlin" writes:

The riots will occur anywhere there are stores to loot. The riots will end when there’s nothing left to steal.

I also have been wondering what Obama and his charming wife Godzilla Racist, will tell the rioters. I think Buraq 08 has it @50, paragraph 2.

That moron Al Sharpton has been threatening riots since spring any time there was a question that Obama wouldn’t havre his behind polished. My reation: Let them destroy their neighborhoods. This time no white businesses will come back to rebuild the areas. Let them live without supermarkets and pharmacies. Let them pay three times as much for foood in a convenience store or starve. Above all, let them reap the fruits of Obama’s self-fulfilling racist ploy. It is set to backfire in a huge way.


msjkulig430 writes at "AmericasRight" that:

Finally, the truth comes out. And, if you are wondering why Obama has been so successful, read this: Obama uses mass hypnosis techniques. This PDF article, although long, really explains why people are calling Obama "the One," "the messiah" "JFK" and fainting at his speaches. See for yourself. This might be the reason he wants 30 minutes of prime-time right before the election. One last shot to brainwash the masses.


marinamama at "AmericasRight" said:





Saturday, October 25, 2008

Fear of a Black President

What say ye, PUMAs?


Pardon me — I’m just a 50 yr old Vietnam Vets wife scared to death of what is about to take over this country, to the point we’re ready to move back to Texas and seceed from the Union. We lived through the Carter years & fear those will be cherrished as the “good ole days”!


We need to ask President Bush to SUSPEND ELECTIONS for 60 days - start over - this isn’t American Idol - this is our future! Call or write President Bush and ask him to suspend the elections - it will take 60 days to sort out all of the fraudulent votes after Nov 4th anyways!


Big old jet airliner
take obama to his Kenyan home

Big old jet airliner
You know its there that he belongs!


The other night for some reason a box just popped up on my computer about hyponize didn’t think about it then.
But today i felt it working on me. Is this a joke? If not, call the FBI pronto.


Fascists have taken over the DNC, and I want no part of them or their glorified shyster tool, "the One."


I will vote Republican for the first time in my life. Then go home and cling to my gun and read my bible.


HONEST HARD WORKING AMERICANS, We have to fight this EVIL that has cheated, intimidated, threatened us ....this is the worst of America, come up from the Cesspools of Chicago. Barack Hussein Obama.


It is just plain scary to think of Obama as president, It boggles my mind that he has so many followers. I am now a former democrat. A big thank you to all the Puma's and Just Say No Deal's for getting this going. -Amie


I view liberal democrats the same as anarchists. Both serve a purpose to destroy our country in their own "special" ways.


EVERYTHING WE HOLD SACRED ABOUT THIS NATION IS AT RISK ON NOVEMBER 4. May God Bless America and bring us safely through these frightening days!


Obama is a completely made up entity. Nothing about him that we have been told is true or real. He is an advertising cult creation, like a Halloween costume one puts on over something else. The "something else" in Obama's case is such a flawed, narcissistic personality who lacks conscience and feels deep antipathy toward his country and whites and large segments of the population. While all who run for president seem to have large "egos", which they need to have in order to absorb the knocks they get and still function, this guy goes way beyond that, to the Napoleon or Hitler or McCarthy personna.


Mark Levin, National Review Online:

There is a cult-like atmosphere around Barack Obama, which his campaign has carefully and successfully fabricated, which concerns me. The messiah complex. Fainting audience members at rallies. Special Obama flags and an Obama presidential seal. A graphic with the portrayal of the globe and Obama’s name on it, which adorns everything from Obama’s plane to his street literature. Young school children singing songs praising Obama. Teenagers wearing camouflage outfits and marching in military order chanting Obama’s name and the professions he is going to open to them. An Obama world tour, culminating in a speech in Berlin where Obama proclaims we are all citizens of the world. I dare say, this is ominous stuff.




Melanie Phillips, at the Spectator (U.K.):

Whether through wickedness, ideology, stupidity or derangement, they firmly believe that the ultimate source of conflict in the world derives at root from America and Israel, whose societies, culture and values they want to see emasculated or destroyed altogether. They are drooling at the prospect that an Obama presidency will bring that about. The rest of us can’t sleep at night.


Mary from Illinois, USA writes:

Socialists like Obama see the time is ripe for the kill of the greatest country in the history of the world. Make NO mistake the destruction of AMERICA IS HIS AGENDA! He will enslave those he purports to free. Sadly they cannot see through this plot. Obama and those before him have created a divide and set the stage for class warfare. If he is elected President (God help us all) not only will there be an economic depression but a spiritual one as well. Louis Farakhan called him the "messiah". I call him the anti-Christ.


Courtney wrote:

This is a concerned American who is SCARED to death of this man, Obama! There are soooo many of us who don't understand why he has ANY support, when he clearly has the worst intentions for America, thus effecting the rest of the world either directly or indirectly. Please everyone that reads this needs to know that there are Americans who can see strait through this man.


"Obama will not be president" writes:

I also think Osama will tear up the Constitution and declare himself king. You just wait and see what Hussein and those idiots in congress have planned for us. The Great Depression is going to look like the "good ole days" compared to what we're in for if Hussein wins.


At FreeRepublic, "FreeAmerica52" warns:

To everyone: If you have not already, I highly recommend buying guns and ammo, and get cash out of the bank. I’m not being an alarmist, but rather just trying to cope on how to deal with the set of cards that has been dealt to us. We need to realize that we might have to fight to take our country back. I am a 52 year old male that is ready to stand up for everything that the real America represents. If we lose on Nov 4, it is going to be really ugly. You need to be ready.


"Ronnie Raygun" wrote:

We were worried about being overrun by the illegal Mexicans? Kenya and most of Africa will be over here being supported by thier messiah Obama and his reditribution of American taxpayer monies IF he is elected.


"SAJ" alerts us:

Osamabama is half Caucasian/White, something on the order of 43% Arab/Semitic and 7% African/Black/Negroid. In short, another white Marxist from Columbia, who happens to have a black skin.


"Scruffy1970" writes in the Washington Post:

[Northern Virginia] has really become a poophole with tons of illegals and crime in Springfield and Falls Church. It is not safe in lots of N.Va because the liberals have moved in and ruined that part of Va. Richmond is also bad but the rest of Va is a great state. I am scared of the election next week and I will admit it. We could see a Black Marxist elected and all of our rights go out the window. Abe Lincoln was a fool and a violent man. He suspended habeus corpus and it could happen again. The only choice people have is Mccain-Palin.


Anonymous writes at "Americasright":

Everything I see about Obama scares me to death. How in the world do we get people to see, with the little time that is left, that he will detroy our country? How can people not understand that he will take away our freedom of speech? How does the MSM not realize that they are shooting themselves in the foot? How do people not realize what he will do to our military? our schools? I want to leave the "wealth" I acquire to my children. I want to be able to defend myself in my home with a gun if need be. There is so much more. I can't list it all in the space.


"Bob" At AmericasRight assures us that:

Barack Hussein Obaloney doesn't want to Nationalize anything, he wants to appropriate things, and maybe federalize things. But he has no sympathy for American nationals or any European kin.


Anonymous I implores:

IF Obama becomes President, how is he going to handle putting his socialist hand on a Bible and swearing to uphold the U. S. Constitution, "so help you GOD? Obama is frightening! God help us all. PRAY PRAY PRAY


Anonymous II takes the higher (play)ground:

Remember this - when the United States of America has devolved into the Soviet States of America and we're living in a police state, just remember that it was you fools who put him in office. It's all on you. And, finally, all you lefties need to get over your unresolved differences with mommy and daddy and the fact that you were beaten up on the playground as a kid and had your lunch money stolen.


Anonymous III has a Holiday-inspired Fear of a Black President (TM):

I read somewhere that Barack and Michelle do not celebrate christmas in their home with their two young daughters, so I am going to enjoy christmas this year with my kids and grandkids, just in case Obama decides to outlaw it by next year. Well, he probably won't outlaw it, he'll just sick his thugs on anyone who has a tree and lights up, to intimidate them. Happy Holidays.


In-O-Bama-Da-Vida, Baby ...

Oh, and then there is my vinyl record collection, wonder what some rich commie will give me for my Iron Butterfly album? About a year ago, I moved out of the city and into subsidized housing so I won't have to be put on the waitng list for one when the time comes. Silly? The units here are filling up in the last three months. If I do get another stimulus check, I will buy a ham radio, a gun, and some more food to store up. Time to dig out that homeland security checklist from 8 years ago, people, because the next terrorist threat will be your starving neighbors. You see, commies aren't very good at running an economy that supports good grocery stores. Don't know if I will get a digital converter box now, since I won't be interested much in what the Obama channel has to say, I'm sick of him already.


DavidC from "TexasDarlin" sez about a Possible Black President Victory:

We can only hope that the Administration FBI, CIA, Homeland Security, etc. has been dealing with this and the sabotaging of the economiy, quietly all along and have a massive plan to prevent civil unrest withour declaring martial law.

Would that be asking too much?

In all the legalese it’s been said there is an easier path to remove an elected President then prior to their election.


Friday, October 24, 2008

The Day Before the Killing Frost

Augusta, Maine. October 19, 2008.

A Terraced Hillside Vegetable Garden -- How to do it on the Cheap

Our house next to the Kennebec River in Augusta, Maine is on a steep slope. So the house lots are terraced from one lot up to the next. This is an experiment in terracing the terrace, so that we can maximize the vegetable growing potential of our 1/5th acre lot. This stuff has been done by people for 10,000 years. But I have the advantage of sophisticated power tools, sports talk radio, a six pack of Molson Canadian Ale and large nails.

This design uses a 2x12x8 board as the front plate with a stack of three 4x4s for the sides. The 4x4s are 4 feet long and staggered down to 30 inches at the bottom to accommodate the slope. I used pointed 2x4s cut to 18 inches to bind the 4x4s together, joined with 20D 4 inch spikes.

The 2x12 front plates are nailed to the ends of the 4x4 groups with 4 inch 20D spikes (one spike in each 4x4), to which I will add 4 inch L-brackets on the corners for additional strength. The front plates have 24 inch 2x4 spiked studs buried into the ground to prevent the front plates from bending or slumping due to frost heaves and soil creep.

Here are the terraced beds, at left, from the view of the giant silver maple tree in our back yard in May 2009.

Here they are in early April 2010, about 18 months after I built them in October 2008. They are in good condition with no sign of warping or collapse. So far so good.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Your Daily Racist Campaign Moment

New Gloucester, Maine.

Downeast Mainers keepin' it classy.

From the Portland Press-Herald.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

David Sedaris on Undecided Voters:

I look at these people and can't quite believe that they exist. Are they professional actors? I wonder. Or are they simply laymen who want a lot of attention?

To put them in perspective, I think of being on an airplane. The flight attendant comes down the aisle with her food cart and, eventually, parks it beside my seat. "Can I interest you in the chicken?" she asks. "Or would you prefer the platter of shit with bits of broken glass in it?"

To be undecided in this election is to pause for a moment and then ask how the chicken is cooked.

Your Daily Racist Campaign Comment

From the New York Observer:

“I don’t believe these polls,” said America Blanca, a 44-year-old small business owner from Miami who wore a red dress and was visibly pumped up by the rally.

Asked if her business made more than $250,000 a year, the cap under which Obama has proposed cutting taxes, she said it did. Told about Obama’s proposal, she answered, “I don’t give a shit. I will never vote for a black man.”


Keepin' it classy.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Flyaway Pond, North Easton, Mass.

When Mr. John Grant came up to me in the receiving line at my father's funeral at Copeland's Funeral Home in North Easton in July 1996, the first thing he said was, "We got Flyaway Pond."

By this John Grant meant that he and others in Easton twisted many arms and checkbooks to purchase from the Mailiff heirs for millions of dollars the freshwater meadow that used to be called Flyaway Pond so that it would not be turned into ugly McMansions like what the DeCoutos did next door.

Now my nephew, Danny, can go bow hunting at Flyaway with his Dad and watch great horned owls fly over his head at dusk while sitting on a giant rock.

Here is another view of Flyaway and the tiny brook emanating from Lincoln Spring next to the Easton Lutheran Church and the Town Pool. The song is "Hani" by Ali Farka Toure, which is about a girl who wants an expensive pair of shoes. The person in this is Tim Watts. We made this on Thanksgiving morning, 2003.

Obama sign stolen, replaced with Confederate Flag

Keepin' it classy.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Season's Last Green Beans = Casserole !!!!

In a large flat frying pan combine:

1 baseball sized onion, chopped.
3-4 baseball size Maine potatoes, sliced into 1" squares.
3 cups chopped fresh green or yellow beans.
2 cans of chicken broth.

Cover and let boil until potatoes become soft (about 15-20 minutes).

In separate small sauce pan, prepare:

1 can Cream of Chicken Soup concentrate + 1 can of milk.
1/2 teaspoon thyme.
1/2 teaspoon sage.
1/2 teaspoon rosemary.
1/2 teaspoon oregano.
1/2 teaspoon basil.

Heat, mix and stir until just barely boiling.

Pour potatoes, beans and onion mixture into 5 quart cast iron dutch oven.
Pour Cream of Chicken Soup on top, mix lightly with wooden spoon.
Sprinkle one cup Romano cheese on top.
Sprinkle 2 cups toasted bread croutons on top.
Sprinkle bread crumbs onto any left over wet spaces on top.

Place in 350 degree oven with cover on for 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes, remove cover and cook for 20 minutes or until surface is browned and toasted on top.

Remove from oven and serve.

Yum !!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Winston Munn says ...

There can never be a sustained longterm reversal until as a nation the United States abandons the concept that Military Keynesianism is a valid substitute for real investment and stops pouring its GNP into the black hole that is the Military Industrial Complex.

As a nation, it is imperative we abandon the self-deception that we were granted a divine right to intervene wherever we see fit and create by force Mini Me Americas.

Andrew Bacevich supports this view when he says, "Rather than becoming better at waging imperial wars, we need to move to a non-imperial foreign policy. That argument is not a moral argument—although you could make a moral argument—but a pragmatic one, that the prospect of more such wars is going to bankrupt us."

If anyone wants to find the root cause of the secular bear market, he needs look no further than the rise of The American Empire, disguised by the false morality of belief that exceptionalism granted rights of interventionism.

Empire is not a force for good; it is a force for conquest; and the vanquished must be looted to support the cost of victory.

Posted by: Winston Munn | Oct 15, 2008 8:43:32 PM

Monday, October 06, 2008

David Letterman ...

"Did you hear this? A backwoods hiker has found the wreckage of John McCain's campaign."

"The McCain camp has decided to blow off Michigan. Well, I know how they feel."

"Did you notice that McCain's campaign started to go downhill after he didn't come on this show?"

"Sarah Palin says: The high heels are on and the gloves are off. That's the kind of thing that used to cost Eliot Spitzer a thousand bucks."

Joe Klein says it well ...

"I'm of two minds about how to deal with the McCain campaign's further descent into ugliness. Their strategy is simple: you throw crap against a wall and then giggle as the media try to analyze the putresence in a way that conveys a sense of balance: 'Well, it is bull-pucky, but the splatter pattern is interesting...' which, of course, only serves to get your perverse message out."

Thursday, October 02, 2008

George Smith: Manure Merchant

To the Editor, Kennebec Journal, Oct. 2, 2008:

The amount of manure that George Smith is able to stuff into one column never ceases to amaze me. His diatribe on listing the Atlantic salmon as an endangered species (Sept. 24) is rife with misinformation and employs his usual scare tactics to inflame an uneducated public.

Had Angus King succeeded in preventing the listing of the Atlantic salmon, he would have been the one individual most responsible for their demise in the U.S. Thankfully, the federal government did the right thing by giving the salmon protection and it is now proposing to finish the job by protecting salmon in the Androscoggin, Kennebec and Penobscot rivers.

Claims by Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins that "state restorative efforts" can best increase salmon populations are a joke.

Maine doesn't even have the resources to keep its residents warm in the winter.

It was on the state's watch that salmon were nearly wiped out, thanks to inadequate controls on timber harvesting, agriculture and aquaculture, which all combined to damage and destroy salmon and their habitat.

Atlantic salmon are coming back. In the Sandy River, they're reproducing again for the first time in more than 150 years -- and their offspring are also returning to spawn. The potential for Atlantic salmon restoration and the resulting environmental, economic and social benefits, especially in the Kennebec River drainage, is enormous. Federal protection and funding, however, are needed if this potential is ever to be realized.

John M. Glowa Sr.

South China, Maine


Ron Byers on the Debate

"My impression is that persuading the indies was not part of Palin's agenda. That is why Biden did so well. While we were all a twitter that Palin didn't wet her pants, Biden was very effectively laying into McCain. He had 45 unopposed minutes to rain hell on McCain and he did."

-- Ron Byers, commenter at TPM.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Restoring a natural resource which has been destroyed is a difficult job.

Bill Townsend says:

This column is a response to George Smith's recent column about the proposed Endangered Species Act listing for Atlantic salmon in the Penobscot, Kennebec and Androscoggin rivers (Sept. 24).

Atlantic salmon are a native species, so numerous when the first European settlers arrived in New England four centuries ago as to boggle their minds. Historical records show runs of hundreds of thousands of these fish in Maine's rivers.

Overfishing, pollution and dam construction without fish passage reduced this incredible resource to runs in a few rivers in Washington County by the middle of the 20th century.

The state of Maine recognized in 1947 that it would be unconscionable to allow the last remaining Atlantic salmon in the United States to join the passenger pigeon and the American bison in the ranks of once-great populations of wildlife destroyed by human greed.

In a poignant report, a special gubernatorial commission urged the state to take immediate action to protect Atlantic salmon.

The Legislature created the Atlantic Sea Run Salmon Commission in 1948, merged into the Department of Marine Resources as the Bureau of Sea Run Fisheries and Habitat in 2007. The agency has done yeoman work under the leadership of Horace Bond, Al Meister, Ed Baum and now Pat Keliher to protect Atlantic salmon in Maine.

In 1967, enactment of the federal Anadromous Fisheries Restoration Act led to the federal program to restore Atlantic salmon in much of its former habitat. The Penobscot River was chosen as the flagship for restoration.

That program continues today. The results have often been discouraging. Restoring a natural resource which has been destroyed is a difficult job.

But it is necessary, because how we treat the other species that share the planet with us is a measure of our humanity. Just like eagles and grizzly bears, we are restoring Atlantic salmon for their own sake, not merely to satisfy anglers.

Because they are born in fresh water, migrate to sea and return as adults to reproduce, the complex life cycle of Atlantic salmon makes them difficult to manage. In fresh water, dams, pollution and poaching take their toll. In the ocean, it has taken two decades of international negotiation to control commercial fishing of Atlantic salmon.

Yet bit by painful bit, there is progress. The plan to remove two dams on the Penobscot River is a case in point. No one should expect the legacy of centuries of environmental harm to be reversed overnight. But something worth doing must be done well, and doing it well takes time, energy and commitment.

There is real cause for hope. In 2008, returns of Atlantic salmon to the rivers of Maine, and around the North Atlantic, showed a significant increase over recent years. More than 2,000 fish returned to the Penobscot, more than double the average of the preceding five years. Whether this is the beginning of a trend, only time will tell. But despite the nay-sayers, short-term considerations cannot override the principles evoked in the 1947 report.

The Atlantic salmon is a species in deep trouble. Through the medium of the Endangered Species Act, the United States has established a mechanism for addressing the needs of species in trouble. The Act has been profoundly beneficial in its nearly 40 years of existence. In spite of the dire predictions made when Atlantic salmon were listed as endangered in Washington County, there has been no detriment to the economy of that region arising from the listing.

An Endangered Species Act listing of Atlantic salmon in the Penobscot, Kennebec and Androscoggin rivers will not bring the economic doom that George Smith has predicted. It will enable fishery managers to bring about the changes that are necessary for a healthy eco-system in which Atlantic salmon, other fish, birds, mammals and human beings alike can all thrive.

Clinton B. Townsend is a Skowhegan attorney and president of Maine Rivers. He was appointed by President George H.W. Bush as a U.S. commissioner to the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization, where he served from 1990-94. He is vice chairman and secretary of the Atlantic Salmon Federation and a past president of the Maine Council of the Atlantic Salmon Federation.

Are Democrats Genetic Losers?

A progressive solution is out of the question. It is a political impossibility. There is no use talking about it until after January when it can be re-visited.

Democrats are being asked to pick up the pieces with bipartisan support and get it signed by Bush. It sucks, but there it is

How's that half empty glass taste?

Fart in Church

As a politician you are supposed to understand symbolism, as in you don't show up at a rally in Boston wearing a New York Yankees hat. So it is disconcerting to see that Barack Obama does not have the political smarts to know it looks really bad to be rushing to the assistance of Hank Paulson and George Bush, who desperately require all of the minuscule taxable earnings of poor black people in Louisiana for the next 20 years to prop up the wealth and reputation of their billionaire friends.

I just don't know what Barack Obama is thinking and why he thinks this makes him look good.

Mmm ... mmm ... good.

Campbell's Soup no longer refers to "meat" in their soups as "meat."

They now refer to it as "lean meat protein."

Yum. Yum.