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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Gunther Brown has a new album out !! This is a conversation with most of the band members. Very fun. // #126

on Jan. 27, 2014, at 1:52 p.m.
Special thanks to our newest sponsor Woodspeak Guitars.  Need a new guitar, maintenance, repair? Talk to James. Tell him freezingprocess sent you. Special thanks to our sponsor Crooked Cove, locally based CD duplication and replication services. Use them. Also, special thanks to our sponsor Sea Dog Brewing Company. Go there. In this episode …

Maine GOP Chairman Votes Against The Grassroots In RNC Vote

on Jan. 26, 2014, at 6:50 p.m.
The Maine Republican Party has had an awful track record of effective communication with its grassroots in the last two years. Since the rise of the libertarian base through the 2012 Ron Paul Presidential Campaign, tensions have been steadily rising. This is not a trend unique to Maine however, but …

Three Maine runners dominate Key West race results

on Jan. 23, 2014, at 10:57 p.m.
F or the most part, Mainers are a hearty group and on January 19, three veteran runners from the Portland area proved that with their efforts in a Key West road race. Byrne Decker, Michael Payson, and Dave Weatherbie left the Polar Vortex behind and headed to the southernmost point …
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