May 20, 2018
Health Latest News | Poll Questions | Concussions | Maine Media College | Boston Red Sox

Comments for: The ways Maine is No.1

Maine’s hospital bathrooms are so clean. How clean? They’re nationally recognized. No dirty loos here. In the whole country, we also have the most inbound border crossings, we’re kicking more butt and we’re biggest in Malaysia. It’s like being big… Read More
Guidelines for posting on

The Bangor Daily News and the Bangor Publishing Co. encourage comments about stories, but you must follow our terms of service.

  1. Keep it civil and stay on topic
  2. No vulgarity, racial slurs, name-calling or personal attacks.
  3. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked.
The primary rule here is pretty simple: Treat others with the same respect you'd want for yourself. Here are some guidelines (see more):

  • You left out #1 anti busniess and almost #1 in welfare.

    • New England States have the lowest divorce rates in the country except for what State…GUESS ?

      “the lowest divorce rates,    In the Northeast (defined as Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New
      Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Jersey, New York, and
      Pennsylvania) the rate is 7.2 per 1000 for men and 7.5 per 1,000 for
      women in 2009.

      Two notable exceptions are Alaska and Maine–two states where divorce rates for men and women rank in the top 10”

    • Anonymous

      They were trying to shed a little light on the positive things in the state Roger, given the bad light that we were portrayed in by Forbes, again. Everyone knows about the welfare  and anti business accusations Roger, how about a couple of good ideas on how to fix things? Not a lame rehash of the standard party line from either side of the aisle, but actual concepts conceived outside the box. Here is one from me. Why are we buying millions of gallons of oil every year to heat public buildings in a state full of trees that are a renewable resource? The money that we send off to God knows where for oil could employ thousands of Mainers every winter supplying and feeding wood boilers. People doing an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay, and paying taxes. 

  • Anonymous

    Also #1 in:  Bath Salts abuse, coffee brandy consumption, exodus of high-IQ individuals from the state, and number of Somali-born taxi drivers who cheat on taxes.

    • Anonymous

      But fortunately we lag well behind some Southern States in racist crackers, 
      but we are gaining on them. 

      • tag

        I love it when racist liberals make racist comments when trying to oppose racism.

        • Anonymous

          Wanna race ? 

  • The ‘low’ murder rate ? 

    Does it feel like we have a low murder rate?  It does not, does it? So why is it ‘low’?

    The ‘low’ murder rate is ‘low’ because many criminals  that killed a person in our State of Maine are either not charged with murder in Maine’s courts or they have their charges plea bargained down from murder charges.  Also drivers that struck and killed a pedestrian or  kill a  little boy in their home, are not charged with vehicle homicide, instead our local Maine DAs do not press charges.

    The “low’ murder rate is low because so criminals in this State that criminally  took a Maine life, are not getting charged like in other State courtrooms.

    • Anonymous

      It is typical conservative math. 

  • Anonymous

    The percentage of liberals is a tad high too.

  • Anonymous

    With all our shortcomings you are touting our hospital bathrooms? Wake up and lets fix what is broken, like fisheries, job retention, industry, and a poor business environment.

  • {Related to that ranking: Maine recorded the lowest rate of violent crimes in the U.S. in 2007, according to the U.S. Census. The figure: 118 incidents per 100,000 people. South Carolina, on the opposite end of the spectrum, counted 788}

    Lepage will fix that!

    When he turns Maine into a Crime Ridden Low Wage, Right to Work State, like South Carolina.

You may also like