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(Huffington Post)   Maine Governor to remove labor mural from Department of Labor office for being too pro-labor   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 127
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2011-03-23 02:03:49 PM  
That's a fine use of money.
 
2011-03-23 02:16:42 PM  
I'm guessing this counts as one (part-time) job created?

Are there any state-level GOP politicians who haven't totally lost their f***ing minds?
 
2011-03-23 02:16:55 PM  
The unions need to give up and embrace their God-chosen corporate masters in order for a truly benevolent working environment to be achieved. Organized labor is just another form of Godless communism.
 
2011-03-23 02:17:42 PM  
This is the same guy who wants to repeal the estate tax, which affects about 400 people in the state, and then make up the shortfall by raising property taxes.

It is Robin Hood in reverse.

This is what Republicans want.
 
2011-03-23 02:21:10 PM  
i2.photobucket.com

What a "pro-labor" mural may or may not look like.
 
2011-03-23 02:23:49 PM  
If I worked in that office I'd be like "why don't you come and take it down yourself, and smile for the camera"...
 
2011-03-23 02:26:50 PM  

Nabb1: What a "pro-labor" mural may or may not look like.


That is what is does not look like. Thanks for playing.
 
2011-03-23 02:29:38 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: Nabb1: What a "pro-labor" mural may or may not look like.

That is what is does not look like. Thanks for playing.


Hence the use of the indefinite article "a" and not "the." And then there was "may" or "may not." Because it was a joke. Because that's an old Soviet mural from Russia.

Tough crowd.
 
2011-03-23 02:30:06 PM  
I liked this part: "We have received feedback that the administration building is not perceived as equally receptive to both businesses and workers -- primarily because of the nature of the mural in the lobby and the names of our conference rooms," wrote Boyett in the e-mail, posted by Maine blog Dirigo Blue. "Whether or not the perception is valid is not really at issue and therefore, not open to debate."

Really? I perceive that you are an ass and should be kicked squarely in the balls by every citizen in the state. It doesn't matter whether my perception is valid, it's not open for discussion. You're getting kicked in the balls no matter what, because I perceive it to be necessary.
 
2011-03-23 03:04:45 PM  
Guys, if we're reminded of what shiat was like before unions, we'll forget that they're evil, anti-American, commie homojihadists.
 
2011-03-23 03:07:57 PM  

Wendy's Chili: homojihadists.


Oh, so stealing that!
 
2011-03-23 03:23:59 PM  
God-dammit-all-so-much.

We used to have sane politicians here! I swear!

Oh well, they'll get themselves turfed hard next year at this rate.
 
2011-03-23 03:27:56 PM  
Doing away will abortions AND labor. What the hell do they want!?
 
2011-03-23 03:32:04 PM  
i208.photobucket.com
All hail the mighty corporations from whom all blessings flow.
may we ever be in their good graces.
may we ever drink from their cup of plenty.
Without them who would we give our labor in service of?
ourselves? what foolishness. we do not deserve the fruits of our labors
only the great stockholders and their agents should reap them.
we live to serve those at the top.

 
2011-03-23 03:32:18 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: Doing away will abortions AND labor. What the hell do they want!?


I would guess that's more or less exactly what they want.

/Although I don't see the Maine GOP getting too gun-ho about abortion - even our Republicans are pretty liberal on social issues.
 
2011-03-23 03:49:10 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: Doing away will abortions AND labor. What the hell do they want!?


Babies that just slip out easily from the birth canal?
 
2011-03-23 03:53:36 PM  

actualhuman: God-dammit-all-so-much.

We used to have sane politicians here! I swear!

Oh well, they'll get themselves turfed hard next year at this rate.


Seriously, how the hell did Maine elect a teabagger?
 
2011-03-23 03:58:00 PM  

mod3072: I liked this part: "We have received feedback that the administration building is not perceived as equally receptive to both businesses and workers -- primarily because of the nature of the mural in the lobby and the names of our conference rooms," wrote Boyett in the e-mail, posted by Maine blog Dirigo Blue. "Whether or not the perception is valid is not really at issue and therefore, not open to debate."

Really? I perceive that you are an ass and should be kicked squarely in the balls by every citizen in the state. It doesn't matter whether my perception is valid, it's not open for discussion. You're getting kicked in the balls no matter what, because I perceive it to be necessary.


Yes, who will protect the voice of the poor, poor corporations.
 
2011-03-23 04:03:05 PM  

Bladel: Are there any state-level GOP politicians who haven't totally lost their f***ing minds?


FTFY, the ones in Washington are no better.
 
2011-03-23 04:03:17 PM  
What kind of a jackass complains about something like that?

Pretty milquetoast "pro-labor" mural, if you ask me...

I like this old mural that's in one of the schools in my city:

a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net
 
2011-03-23 04:05:30 PM  
mural to be removed.
to be replaced by "in God we trust"

still no jobs created.
however i hear that the conservative view is this;
for every civil liberty you kill, a millionaire gets a tax break.
 
2011-03-23 04:06:52 PM  
They can replace it with a mural of happy Negroes working in a cotton field.
 
2011-03-23 04:09:45 PM  

Jacobin: They can replace it with a mural of happy Negroes working in a cotton field.


Nobody in Maine knows what any of that looks like.
 
2011-03-23 04:10:10 PM  

keylock71: What kind of a jackass complains about something like that?

Pretty milquetoast "pro-labor" mural, if you ask me...

I like this old mural that's in one of the schools in my city:


Is that a Diego Rivera? Certainly looks like on. I've always admired his work. Heres my personal favorite from my home town of Detroit:
www.chicagonow.com
too big to post the whole thing, but its awesome.
 
2011-03-23 04:12:26 PM  
Lol.

shiat, it wasn't satire?

farking hard to tell anymore with these things.

Republicans: retarded, hypocritical, malicious, evil, and pretty much channeling the will of Sauron anymore.
 
2011-03-23 04:12:31 PM  

VJStinger: keylock71: What kind of a jackass complains about something like that?

Pretty milquetoast "pro-labor" mural, if you ask me...

I like this old mural that's in one of the schools in my city:

Is that a Diego Rivera? Certainly looks like on. I've always admired his work. Heres my personal favorite from my home town of Detroit:

too big to post the whole thing, but its awesome.


Thank God it's in the Detroit Institute of Arts and not on public property. Can you imagine Synder doing destroying this?
 
2011-03-23 04:13:43 PM  
This is what this guy does, despite 2/3 Maine people voting against him.

We need recall powers in this state, bad
 
2011-03-23 04:15:38 PM  
Keep pushing, you mother farkers.
 
2011-03-23 04:15:51 PM  

Not All That Much: This is what this guy does, despite 2/3 Maine people voting against him.

We need recall powers in this state, bad


Wait... are you saying we have no way to recall this ass?
 
2011-03-23 04:16:04 PM  

neongoats: Republicans: retarded, hypocritical, malicious, evil, and pretty much channeling the will of Sauron anymore.


Dude, at least Sauron MADE JOBS. "Yeah, I need a giant ridiculous gate for my entire country. Also a giant tower, although I am generally conceived as a disembodied spirit with no real physical presence." Make work projects.
 
2011-03-23 04:18:08 PM  
So which union guy is he going to hire to come take it down?
 
2011-03-23 04:18:45 PM  
Here's his take on the chemical, BPA:
In response to a question about a proposed bill that would ban bisephenol-A-a common, yet controversial chemical additive found in hardened plastics-Maine Governor Paul LePage told the Bangor Daily News: "...if you take a plastic bottle and put it in the microwave and you heat it up, it gives off a chemical similar to estrogen. So the worst case is some women may have little beards."

Good news for me is that I no longer live in ME.
Bad news for me is now I live in FL and have a governor (Rick Scott) who's just as big a farkwad as LePage.
 
2011-03-23 04:18:46 PM  

KwameKilstrawberry: VJStinger: keylock71: What kind of a jackass complains about something like that?

Pretty milquetoast "pro-labor" mural, if you ask me...

I like this old mural that's in one of the schools in my city:

Is that a Diego Rivera? Certainly looks like on. I've always admired his work. Heres my personal favorite from my home town of Detroit:

too big to post the whole thing, but its awesome.

Thank God it's in the Detroit Institute of Arts and not on public property. Can you imagine Synder doing destroying this?


I rage at the thought of anyone wanting to destroy art in general. I used to do mural work in southwest Detroit and even the gangbangers knew better than to mess with art. Its just plain wrong on so many levels.
 
2011-03-23 04:20:10 PM  
www.law.upenn.edu

...is what a pro-labor painting looks like.

This governor is going to be classic. Last week he ordered a uniformed state trooper be stationed outside his office. Not because he's getting an unusual amount of or even a single specific credible threat, but it looks cool.
 
2011-03-23 04:21:20 PM  

VJStinger: keylock71: What kind of a jackass complains about something like that?

Pretty milquetoast "pro-labor" mural, if you ask me...

I like this old mural that's in one of the schools in my city:

Is that a Diego Rivera? Certainly looks like on. I've always admired his work. Heres my personal favorite from my home town of Detroit:

too big to post the whole thing, but its awesome.


Way to make me homesick. Yeah that Diego Rivera has to be seen in person to be believed.

/support the DIA
 
2011-03-23 04:23:05 PM  
Well, I mean, duh. Labor is one of those things that I guess some people feel they need to do, and I guess it's necessary, like pooping or childbirth, but honestly why should we actually be forced to SEE people working with their hands for a living? *shudder*
 
2011-03-23 04:25:59 PM  
On Tuesday, Maine DOL Acting Commissioner Laura Boyett sent out an e-mail saying that after some complaints from businesses

How responsive of them. I wonder if they are so responsive when they get "some complaints" on other issues.
 
2011-03-23 04:26:24 PM  

VJStinger: Diego Rivera


If there is anything I've learned from Diego Rivera's artwork, it's that all factories consist of people dramatically pulling things.
 
2011-03-23 04:28:32 PM  
The governor has a good point, what place does a mural depicting a state's labor-related history have in said state's department of labor lobby?
 
2011-03-23 04:33:36 PM  
"We have received feedback that the administration building is not perceived as equally receptive to both businesses and workers -- primarily because of the nature of the mural in the lobby and the names of our conference rooms," wrote Boyett in the e-mail, posted by Maine blog Dirigo Blue. "Whether or not the perception is valid is not really at issue and therefore, not open to debate. If either of our two constituencies perceives that they are not welcome in our administration building and this translates to a belief that their needs will not be heard or met by this department, then it presents a barrier to achieving our mission."

STFU. It's a farking picture.


"now they are literally erasing them from the halls of history."

STFU. It's a farking picture.
 
2011-03-23 04:33:51 PM  

Karma Curmudgeon: ...is what a pro-labor painting looks like.


That's a bingo.

That's got to be the second version, as the original doesn't exist any more.

RhineStoneTaco: If there is anything I've learned from Diego Rivera's artwork, it's that all factories consist of people dramatically pulling things.


It goes back to Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel, where the Sibyls make taking books off shelves into a full-body workout:

www.examiner.com
 
2011-03-23 04:35:05 PM  
"We have received feedback that the administration building is not perceived as equally receptive to both businesses and workers -- primarily because of the nature of the mural in the lobby and the names of our conference rooms," wrote Boyett


Wow. Businesses in Maine are real pussies.

"[W]e've got to make sure, as a Department and as a state government, we're representing all Maine people." ...and the corporations every whim, because they're counted as people, too. Rich people.
 
2011-03-23 04:35:58 PM  

Karma Curmudgeon: ...is what a pro-labor painting looks like.

This governor is going to be classic. Last week he ordered a uniformed state trooper be stationed outside his office. Not because he's getting an unusual amount of or even a single specific credible threat, but it looks cool.


Tinkerbell is a union icon?
 
2011-03-23 04:36:40 PM  
Manual labor. WTF? We need something more in touch with modern times.

1.bp.blogspot.com

Don't you just feel inspired!?
 
2011-03-23 04:36:41 PM  
They should replace it with this mural from Pawnee, IN:

www.nbc.com
 
2011-03-23 04:38:52 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: full-body workout


DAT ANKLE
 
2011-03-23 04:39:59 PM  

skullkrusher: "We have received feedback that the administration building is not perceived as equally receptive to both businesses and workers -- primarily because of the nature of the mural in the lobby and the names of our conference rooms," wrote Boyett in the e-mail, posted by Maine blog Dirigo Blue. "Whether or not the perception is valid is not really at issue and therefore, not open to debate. If either of our two constituencies perceives that they are not welcome in our administration building and this translates to a belief that their needs will not be heard or met by this department, then it presents a barrier to achieving our mission."

STFU. It's a farking picture.


"now they are literally erasing them from the halls of history."

STFU. It's a farking picture.


Is this where "equal time" has gotten us.

Dear Maine,

There are spiders all over me. Get these spider off of me. My perception is not open to debate. SPIDERS!

Signed,
Maine Spider Victim
 
2011-03-23 04:40:40 PM  
"In this mural I observed a figure which closely resembles the former commissioner of labor," the person wrote. "In studying the mural I also observed that this mural is nothing but propaganda to further the agenda of the Union movement. I felt for a moment that I was in communist North Korea where they use these murals to brainwash the masses."

This would be hilarious if it weren't so sad.
 
2011-03-23 04:40:52 PM  
i.imgur.com
THE FIRST UNION
 
2011-03-23 04:41:30 PM  
Stewie: That coffee mug that you have on your desk, it says life's a beach? umm, that's dangerously close to the word biatch isn't it?
Brian: Uhh, yeah that's the joke.
Stewie: Oh, absolutely! And nobody appreciates a little joke like Stewie, and you know between you and me I think it's a stitch, but some of the other employees found it offensive.
Brian: Other Employees? Who else works here besides me?
Stewie: F*ck you! That's who works here!
 
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