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  • StillRelaxin

    Replace the Maine House and Senate majorities with Democratic leadership tomorrow and this whole ordeal including LePage himself will be all but over.   Get out there and VOTE!

    • Anonymous

      Vote for revenge!

    • Superuser23

      If you had an R next to your name on the ballot, you didn’t make the cut, immediate elimination.

    • Anonymous

      Ironically, it is LePage himself who made this artwork famous, and that was the last thing he wanted to do.

      • notateapartier

        I have to disagree. I think that LePage probably feels that this is a reflection of his own importance. 

  • Anonymous

    As usual, liberals wasting taxpayers money…

    • Anonymous

       Actually – that argument makes no sense in this situation.  It was Penguin himself who chose to make an issue out of the mural – without his amateurish impulse to take this thing down, it never would have been an issue.  He has only himself to thank for the incredible waste of time and money this has become.

      • Anonymous

        Agreed. It was a unilateral, personal decision on his part, not “government speech,” whatever the heck that is. He should personally reimburse the $65,000 to the unemployment fund.

    • Anonymous

      And Union leadership wasting dues…But it’s what Liberals do best…Use other people’s money…

      • What is that “Conservative Accounting” ?

        Their are two sides to a law suit and the lawyers need to get paid.

        If this Teabully Governor was really “Conservative” with the Taxpayer Purse he would have refrained from stirring up a hornets nest!

        If he was a True Statesman he would have articulately resolved the issue before it even went to court.

        But NO he is a Neandrethal , Caveman with a Club and an Attitude!

        •  If democrats would stop their whining and let this issue go, there would be no lawsuits over it.  Democrats are childish spoiled brats unable to take no for an answer.

          • Anonymous

             I can’t imagine a situation in which blind ignorance should go unchallenged.  The level of incompetence that oozes from this guy requires the rest of us to provide some accountability and adult oversight.

          • Anonymous

            So I take it you were against the Republicans taking Obamacare all the way to the Supreme Courtafter losing in the lower courts? Funny I don’t seem to remember you saying that in any of your post on that subject.

          • Anonymous

             Actually the lower courts were split on the merits of Obamacare and it lost in the Supreme Court only because it was determined to be a “Tax” but otherwise not legal under the commerce clause.  There are several other cases now working their way through the system that the Supreme Court invited challenges on.

          • I’m not sure how anyone would compare the labor mural to Obamacare but no, I was not against that at all. 

    • As Usual Conservatives wasting taxpayer dollars defending  their rights to free speech to hold down the working class even If it is only a “Picture” of them!

  • Anonymous

    Great, Mainers have a squabble so they go crying and whining
    to get help in Massachusetts.
    Arent smart enough to figure it out for themselves.
      There’s your sign.
      Grow up , crybabies.

  • One would hope that the Court can decide this one on the merit’s but, unfortunately,  Maine already has a record in Boston for putting moosepoop in front of the Court. This is exactly the type case that the Court could very well use to publicly demonstrate it’s ‘We’re fed up with Paulie’s stuff’ position and send the AG’s Office a not very subtle message of ‘Quit wasteing our time’ when Maine keeps putting nonsense case’s and appeal’s in front of the Court that are both useless and, if anyone at the AG’s Office can read, have already been decided if they would bother to just read the law that’s already on the book’s. The DHHS’ Medicaid case and the DC 9’s ACA arguement’s are both VERY recent, and publicly seen ‘fannysmack’, case’s that the Court’s sent back to Maine as a signal that the Court’s have far more serious case’s to decide. The Court’s have more than enough work to do than to be dragged into, and play referee, a labor dispute that LePage himself started. This mural case is, one way or the other, going to be seen as a sign to the Court that LePage’s temper tantrum’s aren’t over. The Court’s ruling, either way, is going to be seen as a signal as to just how much more of Paulie the Court’s are going to, or are willing to, put up with.

    • Good lord Mike, LePage took a picture down and now it is being fought in court.  LePage didn’t take it to court, the democrat whiners took it to court.  And you are right, the whole thing is stupid.

  • Anonymous

    What a waste of taxpayer’s money! 

  • Anonymous

    This is history so lets take down every thing that has any thing to do with the history of working people  in  Maine

  • notateapartier

    Looking at the contract, the permanent place of display is to be the Department of Labor building in Augusta,  and the artist is to be informed if the mural is to be moved or removed.  She was not. 
     

  • notateapartier

    This whole thing has nothing to do with “government speech” or an anonymous fax, or bias toward labor, or even LePage’s most recent claim, that the money to pay for it was “robbed” from the unemployment fund. 
    It has everything to do with the Governor stomping his feet, letting everyone know that he can do whatever he wants because he is the boss, and they can’t do anything about it. 

  • Anonymous

    Wonderful how about sending the whinny liberals that are trying to save this piece of trash to boston with it.

  • Anonymous

    The first problem is calling this piece of trashy propaganda “Art”.

  • me in me

     I don’t know if people want this mural back, or they just don’t like that Lepage took it down. The mural itself is very bland and depressing. I wouldn’t want to have to look at it day after day.I guess the definition of art is relative.

    • Anonymous

      I believe its the latter…

  • Guest

    LePage certainly has cost the state big bucks do far, he has another year or so to go. How much of a bill will he eventually run up with his antics.
    He started this by removing the mural, apparently he figured no one would notice.

    • Anonymous

      Actually he is just half way through his term. We have another 2 years. Love the Gov!!!

      • Guest

        He can hit the road now.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, lord forbid we forget that we used child labor to build this big beautiful state.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, I can see where all those people dressed in work clothes would be highly offensive to someone who wears loafers and pretends to work. Most people would rue the day they ever touched that painting that no one was aware of until LePage came along. Not our governor though, he wears dim witted words and actions like a badge. 

  • Anonymous

    We need a new approach.  We need to write new rules for getting rid of Governors that are unable to do their jobs.  He should have been fired and needs to be fired.  We also needed to get rid Bainer, he is not working in the best interest of the People or of the Country as is evident by the vote of the People.  We want to change that President Obama has spoken about and we want them now! Mr Bainer!

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