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(Bangor Daily News)   Governor of Maine: 7,600 Mainers fought for the Confederacy. Historians: Actually that number was maybe 30   ( stateandcapitol.bangordailynews.com) divider line
    More: Facepalm, Maine, Gov. Paul LePage, Archivist David Cheever, Civil War history, racially charged violence, Leeds-born Danville Leadbetter, Colby College, proudest Union states  
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2017-08-23 03:10:37 AM  
someone should strap LePage to a chair and force feed him US history lessons (a la Clockwork Orange) until he apologizes for inflicting his stupidity on people who didn't want or ask for it.
 
2017-08-23 03:25:25 AM  
LePage is a moron.
 
2017-08-23 05:50:12 AM  
Wait, you'd have me believe LePage is a racist moron with no real understanding of either his constituency or his state's history? Alright, fine, but I only say that because of the overwhelming evidence.
 
2017-08-23 06:15:51 AM  

fusillade762: LePage is a moron.


This is a fact.
 
2017-08-23 06:24:51 AM  
Paging John Buck 41, John Buck 41 to the comment thread, please.
 
2017-08-23 06:32:37 AM  
Good grief.
 
2017-08-23 06:36:40 AM  

Jake Havechek: fusillade762: LePage is a moron.

This is a fact.


Yep.
 
2017-08-23 06:43:56 AM  

fusillade762: LePage is a moron.


LePage is a traitor.
 
2017-08-23 06:51:47 AM  
Who ran against this guy? A Voltron of Stalin, Saddam Hussein, Nickelback, the "Jersey Shore" cast, and a McRib that was actually made of live cockroaches?
 
2017-08-23 06:52:19 AM  
Racist and stupid is no way to go through life, son.
 
2017-08-23 06:53:00 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Who ran against this guy? A Voltron of Stalin, Saddam Hussein, Nickelback, the "Jersey Shore" cast, and a McRib that was actually made of live cockroaches?


Probably someone who uses email.
 
2017-08-23 06:54:23 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Who ran against this guy? A Voltron of Stalin, Saddam Hussein, Nickelback, the "Jersey Shore" cast, and a McRib that was actually made of live cockroaches?


It's Maine, so I assume a lobster with a hat.
 
2017-08-23 06:57:07 AM  
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2017-08-23 06:57:19 AM  

fusillade762: LePage is a moron.


Evidently so are a sizable chunk of Mainers. They voted for this buffoon
 
2017-08-23 06:59:01 AM  

Travis_Bickle: fusillade762: LePage is a moron.

Evidently so are a sizable chunk of Mainers. They voted for this buffoon


Sizeable chunk of the country...
 
2017-08-23 06:59:09 AM  
Professor Chamberlain flunks the Governor.
 
2017-08-23 07:00:56 AM  
Paul lepage missed his calling when he quit tongue-mopping jizz off the floor at the peepshow booths. It may be the the most useful job he was fit for.
 
2017-08-23 07:03:32 AM  
I don't understand, even if it was 7600, what was his point? Is this a statue thing? Regarding the statues that had nothing to do with the Confederacy?

Is it a BSAB thing? Why would you inflict that on your own State... This stupid is getting really confusing.
 
2017-08-23 07:04:26 AM  

draconian: [img.fark.net image 612x612]


Oh, look. It's that guy...
 
2017-08-23 07:05:35 AM  
Lepage, just like his buddy trump, has an aversion to facts.
 
2017-08-23 07:08:27 AM  

Katolu: Oh, look. It's that guy...


Hi!

Hit your daily dose of outrage over nothing yet or do you still need more?
 
2017-08-23 07:10:32 AM  
Very important and relevant story.  Thanks Fark
 
2017-08-23 07:10:53 AM  

draconian: Katolu: Oh, look. It's that guy...

Hi!

Hit your daily dose of outrage over nothing yet or do you still need more?


I prefer well educated leaders who know the history of this country.  you apparently....don't.
 
2017-08-23 07:11:38 AM  

red5ish: Jake Havechek: fusillade762: LePage is a moron.

This is a fact.

Yep.


While I've lived in many places across this country, it's been almost exclusively below 36°N latitude. I've only been to Maine once, so I can't say I know much about them as a people. Can anyone explain to me why they've elected this dipshiat, a man who seems like he'd be much more at home in a state like Mississippi or Alabama, twice? I get that they have a conservative bent, but based on who they've chosen as their Senators and Representatives, it doesn't seem strong enough to garner sufficient support for this whackadoo.
 
2017-08-23 07:11:49 AM  

draconian: Katolu: Oh, look. It's that guy...

Hi!

Hit your daily dose of outrage over nothing yet or do you still need more?


Outrage? Hardly. More like eye rolling and a slight chuckle.
 
2017-08-23 07:12:16 AM  

draconian: Katolu: Oh, look. It's that guy...

Hi!

Hit your daily dose of outrage over nothing yet or do you still need more?


img.fark.netView Full Size


Not yet no
 
2017-08-23 07:15:34 AM  
Maybe he heard about all the Maine men who went down south to go fight, during the war, and didn't realize they were actually attacking the place.
 
2017-08-23 07:17:50 AM  
Weaver95:  I prefer well educated leaders who know the history of this country.  you apparently....don't.

Please name a well educated leader that never got anything wrong. Perhaps you mean Obama that said he visited 57 states...and, yeah, I voted for him TWICE.
 
2017-08-23 07:18:16 AM  

doubled99: Very important and relevant story.  Thanks Fark


One: It's not news, it's Fark.com
Two: <welcometofark.jpg>
Three: It's always fun to see which cockroaches squirm out of the shadows to complain that a story about some dipshiat saying or doing something stupid isn't worthy of our time. Especially since, regardless of their whinging, it was important enough for them to stop in and post a comment
 
2017-08-23 07:21:48 AM  
On a long lonesome highway,
East of Derry, Maine
There's a clown name of Pennywise
Sitting in a rage
"Why am I not governor,
Instead, it's asshole Lepage?"
 
2017-08-23 07:22:12 AM  
In his guts, where reality truly matters, he feels it 7,600. Facts mean little to people like LePage or the people that support his ilk.
 
2017-08-23 07:22:12 AM  

Katolu: draconian: [img.fark.net image 612x612]

Oh, look. It's that guy...


Aw, c'mon.  That is kinda funny.
 
2017-08-23 07:24:38 AM  
He's busy protecting Maine from Shifty, Smoothie, and D Money.
 
2017-08-23 07:24:57 AM  

timujin: doubled99: Very important and relevant story.  Thanks Fark

One: It's not news, it's Fark.com
Two: <welcometofark.jpg>
Three: It's always fun to see which cockroaches squirm out of the shadows to complain that a story about some dipshiat saying or doing something stupid isn't worthy of our time. Especially since, regardless of their whinging, it was important enough for them to stop in and post a comment


Which makes you an even stupider cockroach as you take the time to reply to me
Good morning, dipshiat! Have fun
 
2017-08-23 07:25:14 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: Katolu: draconian: [img.fark.net image 612x612]

Oh, look. It's that guy...

Aw, c'mon.  That is kinda funny.


Didn't say it wasn't. It had nothing to do with the thread. In hindsight I should have ignored it. *Shrug*
 
2017-08-23 07:25:41 AM  

timujin: red5ish: Jake Havechek: fusillade762: LePage is a moron.

This is a fact.

Yep.

While I've lived in many places across this country, it's been almost exclusively below 36°N latitude. I've only been to Maine once, so I can't say I know much about them as a people. Can anyone explain to me why they've elected this dipshiat, a man who seems like he'd be much more at home in a state like Mississippi or Alabama, twice? I get that they have a conservative bent, but based on who they've chosen as their Senators and Representatives, it doesn't seem strong enough to garner sufficient support for this whackadoo.


Three way splits in the elections. Lepage never won a majority.

That said, rural sections of the state are watching their no-education-required jobs dry up, their kids turn to drugs or leaving, and this makes them uncomfortable. About black people. I don't know why.
 
2017-08-23 07:25:54 AM  

draconian: Weaver95:  I prefer well educated leaders who know the history of this country.  you apparently....don't.

Please name a well educated leader that never got anything wrong. Perhaps you mean Obama that said he visited 57 states...and, yeah, I voted for him TWICE.


Yes, Obama had visited 47 states at that point, was understandably tired due to having done so, and made a slip of the tongue when saying "forty" and instead said "fifty" before the "seven". This is not comparable. This is what you might call "making shiat up". Otherwise known as "lying". Obama wasn't making shiat up, he wasn't trying to make people believe he'd visited 57 states, he simply misspoke. Unless you have some reason to believe LePage did so as well, your comment is pointless.
 
2017-08-23 07:28:24 AM  

timujin: Can anyone explain to me why they've elected this dipshiat, a man who seems like he'd be much more at home in a state like Mississippi or Alabama, twice?


Three words- Third Party Spoilers.
He's "won" without the majority of votes twice, unfortunately through a combination of not so great dem candidates and fairly good independent candidates.  People refusing to vote across party lines.

BTW, his nickname is "The Penguin". Or "Le Plague". Or "Le Rage".
He's a complete and utter waste of skin and I wish nothing but the worst for him.
 
2017-08-23 07:28:35 AM  
Well they did have a number of ships in the confederacy. Maybe he meant "Mariners".
 
2017-08-23 07:30:45 AM  
"LePage also said on WVOM the war was "a property rights issue" when it began, saying Lincoln made it about slavery "to a great degree," "

Good god. Exactly what "property" is LePage talking about?
 
2017-08-23 07:32:07 AM  
Could be worse. We have Gov. Cuomo.
 
2017-08-23 07:33:39 AM  

Katolu: ArcadianRefugee: Katolu: draconian: [img.fark.net image 612x612]

Oh, look. It's that guy...

Aw, c'mon.  That is kinda funny.

Didn't say it wasn't. It had nothing to do with the thread. In hindsight I should have ignored it. *Shrug*


i.imgur.comView Full Size
 
2017-08-23 07:34:07 AM  

draconian: Weaver95:  I prefer well educated leaders who know the history of this country.  you apparently....don't.

Please name a well educated leader that never got anything wrong. Perhaps you mean Obama that said he visited 57 states...and, yeah, I voted for him TWICE.


There is quite a difference between someone getting something wrong or occasionally misspeaking and someone displaying complete ignorance. Repeatedly.
 
2017-08-23 07:35:12 AM  

doubled99: timujin: doubled99: Very important and relevant story.  Thanks Fark

One: It's not news, it's Fark.com
Two: <welcometofark.jpg>
Three: It's always fun to see which cockroaches squirm out of the shadows to complain that a story about some dipshiat saying or doing something stupid isn't worthy of our time. Especially since, regardless of their whinging, it was important enough for them to stop in and post a comment

Which makes you an even stupider cockroach as you take the time to reply to me
Good morning, dipshiat! Have fun


Trying to stomp out a cockroach doesn't make you one.

My hope is that pointing out the type of disingenuous, moronic tripe you and your ilk spew will get you to "up your game" and present some kind of cogent argument instead of the flaccid, pathetic flailing you currently engage in

Failing that (and I admit I mostly do) I hope that by ridiculing such idiocy whenever I encounter it, you decide to find other, more welcoming places to vomit it forth.
 
2017-08-23 07:36:54 AM  

cwick: timujin: Can anyone explain to me why they've elected this dipshiat, a man who seems like he'd be much more at home in a state like Mississippi or Alabama, twice?

Three words- Third Party Spoilers.
He's "won" without the majority of votes twice, unfortunately through a combination of not so great dem candidates and fairly good independent candidates.  People refusing to vote across party lines.

BTW, his nickname is "The Penguin". Or "Le Plague". Or "Le Rage".
He's a complete and utter waste of skin and I wish nothing but the worst for him.


Thanks, person from Maine. I'm not wrong in my assessment, though, am I? Again, I don't really have a handle on the general temperament in that part of the country, but from way over here he seems like an anomaly.
 
2017-08-23 07:37:50 AM  

Deep Contact: Could be worse. We have Gov. Cuomo.


You would seriously take that over Cuomo?
 
2017-08-23 07:37:56 AM  

timujin: One: It's not news, it's Fark.com
Two: <welcometofark.jpg>
Three: It's always fun to see which cockroaches squirm out of the shadows to complain that a story about some dipshiat saying or doing something stupid isn't worthy of our time. Especially since, regardless of their whinging, it was important enough for them to stop in and post a comment


You forgot one...
Four: Fark, a place where people that are so unimportant post that they think other people come to post for the article, and not the people in it...
 
2017-08-23 07:38:41 AM  
Zombie Chamberlain is going to rise up and beat the shiat out of him.
 
2017-08-23 07:44:33 AM  

draconian: Katolu: Oh, look. It's that guy...

Hi!

Hit your daily dose of outrage over nothing yet or do you still need more?


I'm glad i'm not as stupid as the people who can't tell the difference between monuments erected to preserve anachronistic social policies and one erected to symbolize international friendship and brotherhood.

Most of the latter people probably couldn't even tell you why that statue on the island is there.
 
2017-08-23 07:50:08 AM  

fusillade762: LePage is a moron.


We're done here.
 
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