Comments for: Will Susan Collins spread her wedding magic to the freckled people?

Posted Aug. 15, 2012, at 3:32 p.m.
Last modified Aug. 15, 2012, at 7:12 p.m.

Once upon a time there was a senator named Susan, who came from a magnificent land of tall trees, mighty rivers and abundant bugs that crawl upon the bottom of the sea. The people called this strange and beautiful place Maine. Susan belonged to a powerful club that wrote laws …

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  • Anonymous

    Stupid Story

    • Anonymous

      Some just don’t get metaphor.

      • Anonymous

        Whoooosh…the sound of it saling miles over their heads.

      • Anonymous

        I understand the metaphor, but I agree that it’s stupid. The creativity is pretty low-level. It reads like something a kid would write for a school newspaper and think they’re being really clever.

        • Anonymous

          So you and your “likers” are now English teachers?  More like a biased opinion IMHO.

          • Anonymous

             What am I biased about? I support gay marriage — I just think the article was poorly conceived.

      • Anonymous

        A good metaphor is subtle, like adding a pinch of chili powder to some scrambled eggs. You eat the dish and at the end realize there was something spicy in there that you weren’t expecting.

        Technically this article was an analogy not a metaphor.

        • Anonymous

          Possibly so, but still not fully appreciated by many.

          • Anonymous

            Reading over the subsequent vitriolic comments, I guess quite a few conservatives did get it.  Kudos on your comprehension, brickbats on your extremely biased judgments.

  • jdtex

    How imaginative.  I bet you made at least a C+ on your school essays.

  • Anonymous

    man chris,,,i hope you at least bar-tend or bag grocery’s as your day job,,,, sad sad sad….

  • Anonymous

    Chris, Do you get paid for this?????

  • Anonymous

    What a dumb story.  And why is this guy contributing in this paper anyway?  He’s from Portland.  Doesn’t Portland have enough statewide clout already without giving its citizens editorializing coverage in the BDN??

  • Anonymous

    This is a sad nursery rhyme, try writing the truth..

  • Anonymous

    cringeworthy.  just embarrassing. 

  • Anonymous

    Fairy tale ? Was the pun intended ?

  • Anonymous

    Here is the BDN’s online editorial page talent today:

    Radical leftist academic Amy Fried
    Radical leftist activist David Farmer
    Radical leftist activist Mike Tipping
    Leftist BDN editor Erin Rhoda
    Radical leftist Ethan Strimling, countered by the moderate conservative Phil Harriman
    Solid conservative Matt Gagnon
    Establishment conservative George Will (he really shouldn’t count here because all the others have local connections)
    Out-of-his-mind leftist Chris Bollard Busby

    Nice balance, BDN. You really need to get rid of Harriman, and Gagnon, then you’ll be perfect.

    • Anonymous

      Forcing people to reply to the lefty blogs by using only the execrable Facebook is a nice touch.

      Nice way to keep comments by anyone but devoted acolytes to a minimum.

      • Anonymous

        I agree that use of Facebook instead of Discus is a copout (USA Today has gone that route for all comments). As a result, I don’t even read Gagnon anymore because I usually have comments that I can’t make.  Of course, I don’t agree with your blanket “leftist” evaluations (some are actually quite moderate but obviously to the left of you) but the Facebook only policy doe mean I don’t read them thoroughly either.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, and they had to import Gagnon who has “connections” but has not been a resident in some time.  None of you critics willing to step up to the plate?

  • Anonymous

    Turn off the Merlin marathon.

  • Anonymous

    Once upon a time there was a newspaper that I used to line the bottom of a macaw cage. I liked it when the bird shat on the editorial page. I delighted in the fact that the same thing went on the page that was contained in the mean-spirited opinion pieces. 

    Now there’s a metaphor for you.

    • Anonymous

      How selective the macaw was.  Like its owner?

  • Anonymous

    What a toolbag!

  • Am I the only one who was a little miffed at finding this piece of obvious biased BS in with the hard news on BDN’s website. I got it when I tried to go from the burning car to the next “news story.” For shame, BDN. What ever happened to journalistic integrity???

    • Anonymous

      But it isn’t on the news section, hard or otherwise. It’s in Opinion.  Big difference.

  • Anonymous

     Another crazy leftist…

  • Anonymous

    WTF!

  • After reading reading this, wasted were 5 minutes of my life that I’ll never get back.  

  • Anonymous

    This guy is a loser.  hide it in the style section..or the weekly.  This dude does not sell market share for BDN. What a waste of space.

  • Anonymous

    Last time I checked it was the PEOPLE of Maine who supported the ban on same sex marriage  http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/maine-gay-marriage-law-repealed/story?id=8992720#.UC0JM6Ps7cA So you can take your little “fairy tale” and stick it where the sun doesn’t shine. Personally I don’t believe that government has any business saying who can get married, but dragging our senators perfectly acceptable marriage over to be your soapbox is utterly ridiculous

  • Anonymous

    This embarrassingly low-quality…..thing is perhaps the worst waste of pixels since the advent of the interwebs.

    It almost reaches the level of commission of a felony. 

    • Anonymous

      Wow.  Try prosecuting that one.  Talk about a fairy tale.

  • Anonymous

    You’re Fired!

    • Anonymous

      By whom?  Who died and named you king?

  • Sherrie Harmon

    Well written :)

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