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  • Anonymous

    It is not unpredictable.. It will make land fall in NJ….Bottom line.. Anything to create another article to scare people….

    • Anonymous

      Because 65+ dead already isn’t scary enough. 

      • Anonymous

        Oh get a grip already…There isn’t 65 dead in MAINE and there won’t be…What the media does by scareing people , ESPECIALLY our seasoned citizens , is borderline criminal…There were elderly ladies in Walmart Saturday am damn near in tears over this…Folks running around like idiots grabbing batteries , flashlights and water like it was the end of the world..All over 20-30 MPH winds and a few showers which is the forcast for the midcoast today and tommorrow…All that money wasted by those who can least afford it..Our seniors…Criminal I say..

        • Anonymous

          You are right, Maine won’t be any where near as bad as New Jersey or even other New England states. However, those little old ladies are watching the Weather Channel and about 10 other cable outfits, not just Kevin Mannix and rest of the local weather folks. They can scare anyone.Those people on the Weather Channel have their chance to shine, and they take advantage of it. The women on there are dressed for the prom. They get this attention just once in a while..and take advantage of it. 

          • Anonymous

            So true….. Makes money for the media…Gets the ratings…..Why do you have to be on tv in a storm outside???? I could careless…. Ratings….

          • Anonymous

            NBC didn’t buy out the weather channel for nothing ..right? Those Home Depot, Lowes, and battery commercial make them a fortune. In this case they’ve been working this storm for a week. No end to the profits. The big question for the storm is who gets the most help from the disruption of the Presidential campaign, the President or Mr. Romney? If FEMA does a great job, the President will get a bounce-if not- he’ll have Romney criticizing him. Should be quite interesting. 

          • Anonymous

            You are 100% correct..

          • Anonymous

            No on all counts.

          • Anonymous

             If they did not say any thing about it an people got killed or stranded you would want criminal charges brought against them because they did not worn the public.

          • Anonymous

            I have no criticism of the facts they are putting out there. They are dead on accurate. It’s the sensationalism that goes a little far. The old meteorologists with Doctor in front of their names  are now largely replaced with prom queens dressed to the nines. The do know how to market the weather product.

          • Anonymous

            So what are your creds re weather?  This storm is one of the biggest in area on record and has a near record low pressure.  Better to be prepared rather than unprepared, especially if you live on or near the coast.  Check out the predictive rainfall and wind gust maps.  Portland will be affected to some extent, less so in the Bangor area.

          • Anonymous

            Pretty much this. Yeah, we’ll get some rain (not THAT much), a fair amount of wind, zand some power outages. but oherwise? Meh. Really not that big a deal for the majority of Mainers. 

          • Anonymous

            If the women you saw on television were dressed for the prom, you know you were watching Fox News actresses.

          • Anonymous

            Not quite as bad as those Muppets , but looking for the same affect. 

      • Anonymous

        Calm down.. You will be ok….. Because I said so..

        • Anonymous

          wolfndeer  you can trust Steve_Dee so relax, all is well.

          • Anonymous

            Fo Sho..

          • Anonymous

            LOL

      • Anonymous

        Don’t know any of them, next!

    • Anonymous

      Yup..and global warming is just a big lie!  Anybody that doesn’t take this seriously deserves what they get.

      • Anonymous

        Yes, global warming is going to cause me to go in hiding……The world is coming to an end..

      • Anonymous

         What does Al gores childrens book have to do with this storm.

        • Anonymous

          Hillarious…

        • Anonymous

          ….”you see kids, the eaaaaaarthhhhh has a feeeeever”

          • and he is making boat load s of money! if I thought the earth was going up.in a ball of flames…I would do all that work for free…i am here to!

        • Anonymous

          It doesnt. But some will find any and every opportunity to shove their beliefs down your throat and this is just another reason for the Political OCD.

        • Anonymous

          lol

      • Anonymous

        Maybe it’s God vengeance on NY for allowing same sex attraction marriage?    Interesting how a city that never has been hit so hard has been recently.      

        • Anonymous

          I”ve been waiting for this one too, from the conservative religious zealots.  My question, who sinned?  More realistically, who didn’t?

          • Anonymous

            Oh good I’m glad you liked my comment.  We are all sinners, however acting on same sex attraction will call down God’s vengeance.   You don’t fool with mother nature.

          • Anonymous

            The Bible also condemns masturbation, divorce, and eating shellfish. 

          • Anonymous

            Is that separately or do you have to do them all at the same time?

        • Anonymous

          Think what you want.  Maybe it was revenge on so many self-righteous people trying to exert their will on someone else’s life.  You get all kinds in the City.

        • Anonymous

           What does same sex marriage have to do with the unpredictability of storms on Maine islands?

          • if they are so unpredictable …why so you watch the weather report….as do most people ?

          • Anonymous

            It’s the BDN Comments Section. Most of them have nothing to do with the actual story.

        • Tyke

           So is this your explanation for the hurricanes that disrupted the Republican conventions (bit not the Democratic ones)  two presidential years in a row?

        • Anonymous

          Let’s stick to reality, shall we?

    • Anonymous

       your out of your mind this is a real bad storm,

      • Anonymous

        Fo Sho…

      • Anonymous

        Yea, for states south of us. We are outliers. When it comes to this storm and our impotance to the country.

      • not from around here? relax

    • Anonymous

      Been waiting for this.  Have you seen the size of the storm?

  • Anonymous

    Must be pretty bad storm.Heard Obama had to spend the day in his office. While he is there hopefully he will get caught up on the forty or fifty security briefings he has missed. Maybe he will watch the seven hour benghazi movie he slept through last time.

    • Anonymous

      You guys rip and yell about Benghazi, where were you in for Iraq?

    • Tyke

       The exact opposite of what Gov Christie (R-NJ)  is saying this morning.

      Christie ‘s praise for Obama and enthusiastic description of Obama as a strong and effective leader showing superior forethought and planning was quite effusive.

  • Anonymous

    I have come into possession of all the batteries in the Great State of Maine..  I have them on sale for ONLY!!! $8.75 each, get them while they last.. paypal only and please allow 4 to 6 week delivery….. shipping and handling extra.. no returns allowed. please state size or we will assume you ordered D cells..

    • Anonymous

      Does that include “state sales tax”?

  • Anonymous

    I wonder if “go it alone” LePage will ask for federal help in the aftermath.

    • Anonymous

      why shouldn’t he?

      They’ve already pilfered our pockets and labor for the money, he should be fighting to get every single penny he can, WHILE he is working to get us off the immoral dependency system that is FEMA

      • Anonymous

        But he doesn’t make any friends or play well.

      • Anonymous

         Give me a break.  He is either in favor of federal help or he isn’t.  Wasn’t he complaining a couple of days ago about the disappearance of federal jobs.  The guy is schizophrenic. He can hold two opposing beliefs as being true at the same time.

      • Melting Granite

        Sorry, you are wrong.

        Maine is a welfare state, which means that it takes in more federal money than it pays in.

        Most welfare states are red states, while most blue states pay more to the federal government than they receive back, subsidizing the red states.

        It’s funny how people who whine the most about freeloaders and welfare queens ARE the nation’s freeloaders and welfare queens.

        • Anonymous

          I’d like to see proof of this allegation.

        • Anonymous

          Which states are more charitable? red or blue?
          (I really do not know)

          • Melting Granite

            Per capita, Red States are more charitable.

            Unless  you count the charity that the Blue States give the Red States, of course. That dwarfs any charitable donations to the poor or other causes.

            Utah is the most charitable, but that is because many people there are required by their cult to kick in the cash, big time.  Hey, how else are they going to become gods of their own planets after death, as all good Mormons aspire to become?

  • Anonymous

    Mitt Romney in 2011: ‘We Cannot Afford’ Federal Disaster Relief’

    this is the kind of position we can look forward to with romney.
     
    .

    this guy is amazing. he’s gone from a “severe conservative” to a moderate republican since the
    primaries.

    Oct 29 2012, 1:15 AM ET

    As Hurricane Sandy looms and flooding begins, the Republican presidential candidate’s primary remarks are getting a second look.

    Mitt Romney said America shouldn’t be in the business of providing federal disaster relief and that it would be better for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s functions to be handled by individual states or even the private sector.

    the private sector?

    • Anonymous

      yeah….it’s called INSURANCE

      ever heard of it?

      And how is it ‘fair’ to force states such as Montana, North Dakota, and Idaho, who rarely, if ever, whitness storms of this magnitude, to subsidize the supposed ‘dissaster relief’ for states along the gulf coast and the atlantic seaboard?

      Romney is right on this one, get the fed out of the picture and let the states retain their money to fend for themselves

      • Anonymous

         Thats good thinking till something happens here an they half to raise your taxes to pay for it then you would cry .

        • Anonymous

          half?

        • Anonymous

          So apparantly you don’t have insurance and I do…

          Why should I have to pay for YOUR lack of planning and inability to uderstand basic economics via the police power and taxing authority of the corrupt federal government?

          • Anonymous

            In this day an age who can save money ?

      • Anonymous

        Ever heard of blizzards and tornadoes out there?  The former especially can cover wide areas.

      • Anonymous

        I’m sure the 3 states you mention benefit from some federal programs that other states don’t. But you don’t hear them complaining about that.

      • Anonymous

        I think that is why they call it the united states, like we’re in this together.

        • Anonymous

          We’re “in this together” for our common defence, NOT to plunder and pilfer each other to no end every time an excuse arises to exercise the overgrown ‘authority’ of our declining federal government.

      • Anonymous

        Because this a country and we all work together for the good of all!  If you don’t like it, go find an island and start your own.

        • Anonymous

          ……”we all work together for the good of all”……..

          That sounds more than a bit like the “Communist Manifesto” as in “from he who has it, to he who needs it”. That is a real good “statist position” where the government is “all powerful”.

          And of course Obama thinks the entire 57 states should work together on everything. So why should anybody have to see the fruits of their labor “stolen” in order to help a fool who built a house in a river flood plain, where he can not buy insurance, or on the beaches of North Carolina, where the houses are destroyed everytime a hurricane comes by. People who are stupid should lose due to thier stupidity. Perhaps next time they will do things better!

          Actually, American citizens are supposed to be a free people. In exchange for having their freedoms to do as they see fit, without harming another, they have to accept the  “responsibility” to take care of themselves, an idea truly “lost forever” in many citizens today.

          Collecting money from all and (the self-annointed elites) handing it out to those who “need it” is a socialist idea that is doomed to failure. Some people will create their “need” by being lazy and slovenly, and demand more and more of “government” over time, while those who work, and see the proceeds of that work be stolen by government, will work less, or not at all.

          Socialism has failed everyplace it has been tried, and America will NOT be the first country to make it work, despite all of those who want it to!

        • Anonymous

          So, “you either work for us, or leave”

          sounds like you have a rather perverted view of freedom and the American way of life…

          you sure you’re not a decendent of a southern plantation owner circa 1850?

      • Anonymous

        FEMA Aid to Disaster-Stricken Iowa Communities Exceeds $500 Million
        Montana Receives More Federal Aid to Fight Wildfires.
        Residents of nine North Dakota counties and one reservation were able to register for assistance with FEMA. In total, almost $95 million has been provided.
        FEMA, State Public Assistance Program Helping Idaho Communities, currently estimated to total nearly $1.9 million.
        FEMA provides  all kinds of help needed for the citizens of our country. Not just major disasters like hurricane sandy.
        Individual states could never sustain the help that FEMA provides,  needed by the states or individuals.
        If Mr. Romney feels this can be done, he is so wrong. But what is happening here  he is pandering to the voter and his party. He knows that it would be impossible. After all he is a wicked smart business man is he not.

        • Anonymous

          “Individual states could never sustain the help that FEMA provides”

          LOL….that’s because they can’t drive our children and grandchildren into debt-slavery via the federal reserve bank’s ability to borrow and print our way to misery.

          Nice synopsis of the FEMA welfare system, nonetheless.  To suggest that the FEMA welfare system is either equitable or sustainable is a bit childish and naive.  The current system cannot and will not continue, as we simly can’t afford it.

          • Anonymous

            And we cant afford not to. You heard Governor Christie this morning thankful for the help that he was getting from the federal government. He all but kissed President Obama’s butt for the extraordinary help and the ability that the president had in working with the affected states. The states hit hardest by this hurricane was at the trough waiting to get fed. You can spin all you want that we cant afford to have the big gov in our back yard but with out the big gov we my friend would be up a creek with out a paddle. I’m sorry its a nice by line but it ain’t ever going to happen. We will forever be hooked at the proverbial hip of the Big Gov.

      • Superuser23

        Insurance sure doesn’t help or cover with what the feds do.

    • Anonymous

      That’s right,  it should be neighbor helping neighbor.  Look what happened to the losers down in New Orleans who waited for the government.

      • pbmann

        That was because of Bush’s ineptitude

        • Anonymous

          No..it was because of their own stupidity.

        • Anonymous

          Much like Obama’s ineptitude  regarding Libya.  Politicians are so dumb and dangerous. 

        • Anonymous

          Actually it was Mayor Nagens ineptitude. Bush told him to get his people on the school buses and get them out of New Orleans and he didn’t listen. We then saw the pictures of the same buses sitting in water up to their windows while the people were on roofs.

          People need to have common sense. FEMA is NOT going to get to you for at least two days unless they are already there because people can’t move as fast as the internet. They always recommend you have enough food and water for your family for at least two days.

      • Those folks in louisiana were waiting for their governor to allow the neighboring states to help. Arkansas and Texas, as well as some groups from Canada were waiting to help, just not allowed to help by the NO and LA government leaders. Sad that the press never told the truth.

        • Anonymous

          Do they ever?

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, they looted, burned and pilaged everything they could.

      • Anonymous

        Oh you mean the group of people that were trying to get to high ground and were shot at by police?

    • Jake_OO7

      Nice to see Lepage could lift his head of his troth to say something.  :)

      • Anonymous

        troth?

    • Anonymous

      Maybe he’d like to outsource the job to the lowest bidder or the corportation where his money is invested.

    • if you are broke..and you have a friend that wants to borrow a hundred bucks…how do YOU do it! hello..were broke!16trillion broke!

    • So in your opinion, the federal government should be our insurer for everything, not just free health insurance?

    • Anonymous

       FEMA should go.  Its the mind set such as yours that is making this country so dependent on the Federal government.  What is wrong with local control being able to make decisions by local people for local people?  We are losing local control all the time with Federal agencies making rules and regulation we can’t afford and that have no common sense behind them.  Take care of your neighbors help them if they need it leave the government out of it.

  • Anonymous

    This is a real bad storm Winds on top of Mt. Washington as of 1;45 pm winds 74.6 gust 90.9

    • Anonymous

      Wolly, you’re wound up tighter than a ten day clock…just relax in the knowledge that the storm has to cross too much land area to do damage like people’re going to see in, say, New Jersey.  Storms like this run out of gas *very* quickly as soon as they make landfall.

  • “Hi there. Your buddy The humble Farmer and co-host Michelle here on Channel 7, bringing you the latest tips on how to survive the killer Frankenstorm that is approaching our area. As you know, it either destroys or kills everything in its path.

    “Get to the store as quickly as you can and buy enough food and water to last for at least two weeks because it is likely that you will be without power for a long, long time. You and your children should sleep in the cellar because with the high winds expected, a falling tree is very likely to crush the beds in which you or your children sleep. Bring in your pets so they will not drown, be crushed or electrocuted. Have your shots. With the amount of sewage expected in the flood waters, malaria, dysentery and the black plague is a mathematical certainty in 98 percent of our area households.

    “Yes, Michelle, I should also mention that you should keep your bed in the cellar up on posts and as close to the ceiling as possible because of flooding.  Plan an escape route in case you feel you’re about to run out of oxygen and die a painful death by suffocation.  One last reminder to not leave your home:  46 people have already been electrocuted by falling wires in areas already impacted by this killer storm. Fire, medical and police services are expected to be one hundred percent incapacitated and cell phone towers are likely to be out so don’t expect any help there.

    “We just got a Twitter note from Governor Romney who suggests that you immediately pack your family into the Hummer, your horses into the trailer, and quickly drive to one of your other homes on high ground.

    “I guess that just about covers it from my end of the desk. Michelle, will you close out our little
    report with a few tips on How To Keep Your Family Calm During The Storm?”

    “Don’t — watch — the news.”

    The humble Farmer

    • Anonymous

      Will we have to eat our dogs? Obama said they don’t taste bad and he will throw in some food stamps to make a meal. He called me on my obamaphone.

      • you too? wharf so i put on dog? grill or roast?

    • Anonymous

      Dude, go on Twitter  if you feel the need to promote yourself.

      The annoyed Reader

    • Anonymous

      Tweet Tweet

    • Anonymous

      Humorous, but we’ve told you a hundred million times, don’t exaggerate.

  • Pennywise The Dancing Clown

    We are going to become infected…didn’t anyone see Contagion?

    • Anonymous

      Not important, unless you’re a meteorologist.  99.9999999999% of us don’t live on Mt. Wash, nor do we have any desire to.

      *Sorry, Pennywise, my reply was intended for wolly, not you*

  • I have a feeling this is going to ruin trick or treating for Wed. 

  • Anonymous

    This appears to be just another case of Maine being the ugly girl at the dance. Our media in particular seem so in need of validation that they will always try to make Maine part of the story.  “Please, look at me look at me”Yea, we’ll have a few power outages but we are not going to be   victimized anywhere near what states south of us will be. 

     “Hospitals are stocking up”

     Please.  

    If I’m wrong I will gladly return and eat my hat.

  • Anonymous

    And this has what to do with the storm?

     “The guy that’s tired of seeing some guy that doesn’t know how to blog but wants everyone to read what he thinks all the time.”

    • Anonymous

      I usually read one or two line and move on.  Another blogger who thinks they are important.

  • Guest

    The traffic lights they turn up blue tomorrow…
    And the wind cries Mary…….

    —Take care, it’s better to be prepared than caught with ol’ the pants down.

  • Anonymous

    I think, it was 83 years ago, today, that we had the stock market crash, seems funny, that Sandy shut down the market, on the 83rd anniversary of the crash.

    • Anonymous

      Well, according to the AP business news, the floor only of the NYSE is closed, trading is still going on electronically.

    • Anonymous

      Ironic indeed.

    • Anonymous

      Wow …interesting……

  • Anonymous

    Political Nonsense….Worry about what Romney says if he becomes the President. In the meantime…why dont people worry more about the storm and the people it will affect…we will all still be Republicans & Democrats and whatever else after the storm.  Cant we for once leave Politics out of something? Tomorrow you can all blame Bush for this storm but for today…Buckle Down!

  • Anonymous

    If we could get the Canadians to send us a couple gust of cold air we could keep the storm in Washington until it spends itself. normally anything entering washington spends itself.

    • Anonymous

      You’re right about the spending, but I’m glad that Maine’s on the Easterly side…that means no 2-3 feet of snow…it’s too early for that much.

    • Anonymous

      Actually, the cold air is being dragged down the mountains and will produce heavy snows in the Smokies and north.

  • Anonymous

    Let her rip Obama will fix everything if he wants to be re-elected bhahahahaha

    • Anonymous

      So will Romney as well as pay off the debt, zero out the deficit while increasing spending, end all wars, put everyone back to work and into their own mortgage-free homes. The next day he’ll end pollution world wide. And then … 

  • Anonymous

    There are ten year-round island communities in BDN’s coverage area that could have been reported on, instead of the islands down in Casco Bay.  Do the Penobscot Bay and Down East islands not really count, compared to Portland’s bedroom communities?  What gives?

  • Anonymous

    This piece is as long and boring as the scare-crap on tv

  • Anonymous

    I am wondering if this is still Maine or someplace else?

  • Anonymous

    Hurricane ‘Sally’ fizzles out, just like I said it would

    • Anonymous

      It made landfall in New Jersey – tell the folks there it “fizzled”.

      Low information much?

      Yessah

      • Anonymous

        Calm down.

  • Anonymous

    People on this site are brilliant. They can take any story and turn it into an analysis on politics. I may not always agree with what you say, but I do admire the way you get to it.

  • Reading down through these comments I was dismayed to read some regarding “sensationalism”. Are you guys just not paying attention? This is an unprecedented storm. No one really knows how severe it will turn out to be.

    One thing for darn sure is that it isn’t going to come onshore and disappear. It will track north no matter what and it is anyone’s guess at this time how much damage will be left in it’s wake. At the very least there will be numerous people in Maine without power.

    As I write this it is 7:20 PM eastern time and the National Weather Service is predicting 40-60mph winds for most of Maine, along with heavy rain and coastal flooding for the next 24hrs or so. I sincerely hope that those of you poopooing the news people who are trying to make you understand this storm are safe where you are tonight. And, when this is over, you might want to go check on those little old ladies to make sure they are OK.

    • well holy cow! we have lasted this long we shall last awhile longer! geez!

    • Anonymous

      It will be ok Kathy.. The media is hyping up the storm 200%

  • tonight forecast …dark.may be wet at times..wind may blow..if not it won’t !followed by increasing light in the a.m hours! thank.you!

  • Anonymous

    “The proclamation authorizes state agencies to use all available resources and personnel as necessary to cope with the emergency situation.” Does this mean this is not the case without this proclamation?

  • Anonymous

    Hurricane ‘Sally’

  • JohnR

    From the comments here it would appear that many are imbibing heavily on the coffee brandy and beer, that they consider to be essential to survival . I just hope this “R”eprehensible T’Bagger Gubnor doesn’t ask for federal assistance. Come on Gubnor, Maine must have a boot strap left………..pull…………….that’s what you T’Baggers are asking seniors, veterans, and people with healthcare issues to do.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think there has been an authentic Moderate Republican since Eisenhower.  The whole party changed after Nixon.

    • Tyke

       Ahem

  • Anonymous

    …….Now the Republicans want to privatize FEMA…..Interesting…..Katrina cost Louisiana $100 billion; that state’s budget is $25 billion a year….So if FEMA (Good job, Brownie) had been a private corporation…That means the corporatons could basically own the state…Maybe float some kind of mortage and let the Cajuns buy back their state…Interesting concept…

  • Anonymous

    Let’s just hope that the governor refuses any federal help; it’s the moral thing to do….

  • Anonymous

    Oh, the Gov., I’d hope won’t be part of the 47% relying on the federal government for a handout!

  • Anonymous

    Sally is just that, a Sally

  • Anonymous

    Well I guess I was wrong – affecting Maine

  • Anonymous

    Mr. Lepage feels important today.   

    I wonder if he regrets working for Marden’s. (Sandy) Salvage.

  • Pennywise The Dancing Clown

    not a single problem here

  • Anonymous

    3 am and I’m still alive..Lost power for a bit but got it right back…But then again we lose it here if somebody cuts a good fart due to the moonbats not allowing CMP to trim the trees properly…Nite all…

    • Anonymous

      LOL

  • Anonymous

    We are experiencing severe weather from a hurricane that made landfall as unprecedented 940 mbar storm in New Jersey.

    Republicans just don’t get it.

    Yessah

    • my father told me of people who would talk all day and not say a thing.. …your post proves his wisdom!

      • Anonymous

        Yessah

      • Anonymous

        LOL

  • Anonymous

    Gov. Paul LePage declares state of emergency….  thats  fine  but,  he agrees with the rest of the republicians  about the all cutbacks..  you can’t have this both ways.  FEMA is one program that Romney wants to cut.

    • maybe cut back.but not eliminate ..there is a difference .it use to be that states to responsibility for there own..now i know you’ll say we do not have the money…but…if we did not have to pay so much to the federal gov.then beg for it back…we would be much better off!

      • Anonymous

        According to the Liberals Romney thinks Disaster Relief is immoral….

    • Anonymous

      Its ok, the sun will come out tomorrow…

  • Anonymous

    My weave blew off !!! 

  • Anonymous

    Isn’t it about time we force these electric companies to bury the power lines. Tell Imbradola to bury the lines! Don’t let them spin that, “It’s too expensive” baloney. It’s time for a change!

    • Anonymous

      You got your change….Obama…..A few hours with out power wont kill you….Chin up and stay strong my friend..

      • Anonymous

        Didn’t lose power, not talking about politics..tell electric companies to bury the lines so that the ratepayers in any state aren’t continually hurt by their lack of a sensible way forward in face of the increasingly devastating storms. I’m commenting on the stupidity of upper management. And by the way..we as ratepayers pay for all the repairs. It’s the 21st century for heavens sake…must we still be harnessed to 20th century mindset?

        • Anonymous

          Maine is 20 yrs behind the rest of the country……Always will be…

          • Anonymous

            I totally disagree..Maine is as competent and as up to date as many other states. You must not have travelled much lately. If you had travelled into Tennessee or Arkansas or La. you would thank your lucky stars that you live where you do. This state gets way too much criticism from its citizens as a low life red neck backwoods dive. Yes, I’ve been to the county. And the folks I’ve met there do not come close to those epithets. 

          • Anonymous

            Ive been to other states, relax……..I flew into Portland airport a few yrs ago with a buddy, he got off the plane and said that he just stepped back in time….

          • Anonymous

            I don’t know which Portland you landed in but Portland Maine has been one of the best little cities on the East Coast for a number of years and very  much current with the times. Still,

            The electric companies must be pushed to bury their lines or the country will continue to inconvenience many citizens and cause a lot of harm because of their corporate backwards thinking.

  • Anonymous

    Great job Mr. Lepage, keep up the great work…

  • Anonymous

    Snoozola here. God bless all emergency responders–especially FDNY and NYPD.

  • Anonymous

    Remember boys and girls there is no such thing as Climate Change.  It’s just a big lie told by liberals. Keep repeating that as you watch the news.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, climate change…….More hype…

  • Anonymous

    Faux Twitter tips from Mitt Romney:

    “Poor people make great flotation devices” and “Move your binders full of women and children to higher ground so they stay dry” 

    “I’ve been told that if it’s not a legitimate storm, Mother Nature will shut that whole thing down.”

    “I’m stuffed power went out was forced to eat 2 lbs of shrimp & caviar… Paul Ryan is re- doing the dishes for a photo-op,” 

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/fake-mitt-romney-storm-tips-trending-twitter-article-1.1194784

    • Anonymous

      OMG… What a horrible person he is..

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