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Why Is Indebted Maine GOP Paying Their Own Chairman For Consulting?

on April 18, 2014, at 12:02 a.m.
AUTHOR’S NOTE: After this article was posted, new information came to light showing the Maine Ethics Commission’s reports incorrect. This is unfortunate, as various pieces of information in this article was based on information presented as correct by the Ethics Commission. I do not stand by statements made related to …
UNDERCOVER PORCUPINE (blog)

Maine People’s Alliance’s twisted view of Maine voters

on April 17, 2014, at 12:48 a.m.
The Maine People’s Alliance is truly showing itself to be a deplorable machine geared on constant negativity. It’s deceptive name would lead people to believe it is on the side of the people. This delusional state of mind is even spreading into their smear campaigns, where they falsely claim to …
UNDERCOVER PORCUPINE (blog)

Why The Nevada Ranch War Should Concern Every American

on April 11, 2014, at 10:53 p.m.
A decades long dispute over land in Nevada erupted into violence this past week as the Federal Government used force against a rancher and his cattle. Cliven Bundy is a Nevada rancher in Clark County who’s family has staked claim to the land in question predating the creation of the …
UNDERCOVER PORCUPINE (blog)

Responding To Lois Snowe-Mello’s Attacks

on April 10, 2014, at 11:26 p.m.
It’s far from the first time I’ve been attacked by someone who is not a fan of my politics or the things I write. We all have our detractors, but not everyone takes it personally. If you’ve followed my blog and Twitter feed for example, you’ll have noticed my criticism …
UNDERCOVER PORCUPINE (blog)

Are liberty activists defrauding Maine GOP?

on April 06, 2014, at 8:39 p.m.
In an interesting online exchange, Sabattus Town Republican Chair Paulee Willette claimed that libertarian activists are registering Republican to steal money from the party because they “can’t rub two nickels together.” The Facebook exchange began on an unrelated foreign policy post made by former Republican State Senator and Brakey For …
UNDERCOVER PORCUPINE (blog)

Tim Lajoie: Right To Restrict 2nd Amendment? No!

on March 30, 2014, at 7:33 p.m.
Tim Lajoie is a Republican candidate for Androscoggin County Sheriff. He is the former Lewiston City Republican Chair and ran in 2012 for the State Legislature. His candidacy was covered by Undercover Porcupine twice: “The Lajoie Campaign Standard” and “The High Road In Politics: Principles Over Party.” This editorial was …
UNDERCOVER PORCUPINE (blog)

Clash Of The Maine Political Titans: Medicaid Expansion Edition

on March 23, 2014, at 5:10 p.m.
Once again, a war broke out between major players in Maine politics over the topic of Medicaid expansion. This time, it occurred on the popular social media website Twitter Thursday night. The launch of the Maine Republican Party’s counterproductive Maine Madness brackets sparked some controversy by some targets, such as …
UNDERCOVER PORCUPINE (blog)

Is Governor LePage Right About Term Limits?

on March 20, 2014, at 6:22 p.m.
Governor Paul LePage is no stranger to controversial remarks and he’s made more, this time regarding term limits. He has gone on the record making it clear that lifetime politicians are his friends, stating that term limits allow young legislators with firm agendas to get elected. Politicians have agendas? Breaking …
ROOTED IN ME (blog)

Recognize your pediatrician, win $500

on March 20, 2014, at 9:44 a.m.
I know when we were looking for a doctor for our little miss, I was a nervous wreck. What if he or she didn’t support my decision to breastfeed? What if he or she was pushy about vaccinations or cagey about my millions of questions? We ended up with a …
ROOTED IN ME (blog)

Baby’s first summit

on March 19, 2014, at 4:37 p.m.
When my husband and I found out we were expecting, we made a lot of promises about what we would and wouldn’t ever do with our baby. Some we’ve since broken, like never giving her a pacifier or giving her even a taste of food before six months. Others, we’ve …
UNDERCOVER PORCUPINE (blog)

Susan Collins Taps Former Maine Objectivist Party President

on March 06, 2014, at 3:50 p.m.
As the election cycle turns enters full swing, Senator Susan Collins has brought on the former Objectivist Party of Maine President. Tyler Washburn, who presently serves as a Maine Republican Party State Committeeman, joined as an intern in January. The Objectivist Party was officially formed on February 2, 2008 by …
MY SECRET MAINE (blog)

Teaching with the iceberg in mind

on March 03, 2014, at 10:05 p.m.
B y now, with any kind of luck, most of the snow is off the ground, the days are getting longer, the sun is becoming stronger with each passing minute, and as the warmth of the new year awakens us, winter is becoming more and more of a memory. Not …
MY SECRET MAINE (blog)

Finding the first reader

on March 02, 2014, at 9:10 p.m.
S ometimes, the hardest thing for a writer to do is share their words. I fall into that category. I am forever fussing over the words, the layout, and trying to have the ideas and images clearly represent me. It doesn’t always work and sometimes it’s almost too painful. Today …
MY SECRET MAINE (blog)

Setting a new pace

on March 01, 2014, at 12:28 p.m.
  SACO – For the last six weeks or so, I’ve been meeting with a group of runners in Portland and trying to shake off the inactivity of winter and make myself a little healthier. We meet three times per week at the Maine Running Company and after a quick …
UNDERCOVER PORCUPINE (blog)

Will Troy Jackson call for Obama’s impeachment?

on Feb. 28, 2014, at 4:04 p.m.
Every party establishment loves a good boy. This is true of any power establishment that prefers drones over logical freethinkers. Both the Republicans and Democrats have many of these people. It’s what keeps politics shallow and unproductive. Recently, Troy Jackson proved he’s one of these reliable partisan hacks. A U.S. …
MY SECRET MAINE (blog)

The power of an hour

on Feb. 17, 2014, at 10:12 p.m.
For as long as I have been writing this blog, I have struggled to find a theme or central idea for most of the stories. Sure, I could write about news events, or the interesting people I meet, but I want to try to focus on those things I’m most …
PORTLAND-AT-LARGE (blog)

Boys Class A tournement: Can anyone beat the Portland Bulldogs?

on Feb. 13, 2014, at 11:48 p.m.
The story this season in Class A boys basketball has been the undefeated Portland Bull Dogs and their devastating zone trap. Portland’s games, even against the best opponents, have been little more than glorified layup lines as opponents are, at times, incapable of getting near the basket much less getting …
UNDERCOVER PORCUPINE (blog)

The Importance Of The Republican Nomination Rules Changes

on Feb. 03, 2014, at 3:01 p.m.
Not a lot has been said in the mainstream about the war over the new Republican National Committee rules governing the presidential nomination process. It has been an ongoing battle since the Mitt Romney presidential campaign lawyers, with the help of the Republican National Committee, hijacked the process in 2012 …
MY SECRET MAINE (blog)

The beauty of being last

on Feb. 02, 2014, at 9:20 p.m.
I ’ve never really been last at anything, and most of the time, that’s served me well. I received good grades in school, worked hard to earn a living for my family, and along the way I owned and operated a successful data processing and software company for close to …
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Does the Republican Party own the Christian vote?

on Feb. 02, 2014, at 11:55 a.m.
Starting today, liberty activist Matt McDonald will be writing semi-regular Sunday articles for Undercover Porcupine discussing topics related to liberty and Christianity. Here is Matt’s first article! -Chris — A brief look at the Republican Party, the Liberty Movement and their relationship to American Christians. By: Matt McDonald Does the …
 
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