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3505 clicks; posted to Politics » on 01 Oct 2022 at 6:14 PM (17 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-10-01 2:36:04 PM  
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2022-10-01 2:48:15 PM  
Early life and education

LePage was born in Lewiston, Maine, on October 9, 1948. The eldest son of eighteen children of Theresa (née Gagnon) and Gerard LePage, both of French Canadian descent, he grew up speaking French in an impoverished home with an abusive father who was a mill worker. His father drank heavily and terrorized the children, and his mother was too intimidated to stop him. At age eleven, after his father beat him and broke his nose, he ran away from home and lived on the streets of Lewiston, where he at times stayed in horse stables and at a "strip joint". After spending roughly two years homeless, he began to earn a living shining shoes, washing dishes at a café, and hauling boxes for a truck driver. He later worked at a rubber company and a meat-packing plant and was a short order cook and bartender. LePage was the only person among his parents and siblings to graduate from the 8th grade. He graduated from Lewiston High School in 1967.

LePage opposes abortion.

LePage supports the death penalty.

LePage supports the idea of the state removing the children of welfare recipients from their homes if the recipients are found to be using illegal drugs and refuse to enter rehab. Current law allows the removal of children only due to neglect and abuse, which can result from drug use, but is not drug use itself.

LePage has criticized Maine's child labor laws, stating that the minimum work age of 16 without a work permit in Maine "is doing damage to the economy" and that "there is nothing wrong with being a paperboy at 12 years old, or at a store sorting bottles at 12 years old."

Truly, sounds like a perfect candidate for public service.
 
2022-10-01 3:02:48 PM  
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2022-10-01 3:13:16 PM  
 
2022-10-01 3:36:27 PM  
LePage told workers. "I had to scrimp and save to eat..."

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2022-10-01 6:15:36 PM  
Thankfully we won't have Eliot Cuttler to fark us over this time around.
 
2022-10-01 6:16:32 PM  
CSB: One of the gang bangers Shorty, D Money who ran drugs for guns was my student. His attorney asked for a character witness. I declined.
 
2022-10-01 6:17:18 PM  

theteacher: CSB: One of the gang bangers Shorty, D Money who ran drugs for guns was my student. His attorney asked for a character witness. I declined.


What about Smoothie?
 
2022-10-01 6:17:35 PM  
LePage claims "he's a fighter".  He looks like his wife could whip his fat adze.
 
2022-10-01 6:17:36 PM  
Ranked choice voting in Maine.  I'm still nervous he'll somehow come back but less than I would be without ranked choice voting.

Still can't believe we aren't rid of him completely.
 
2022-10-01 6:21:21 PM  
"I came from the streets. I was a fighter all my life," LePage told workers. "I had to scrimp and save to eat and survive. I am a fighter."

No, you're not a "fighter," you're an unemployed 73 year old fatass. Christ, Republicans are the most deluded f*cking assholes on earth.
 
2022-10-01 6:21:41 PM  
"...he told the Portland chapter of the NAACP to "kiss my butt," made racist remarks about drug dealers who impregnate "white" girls and accused a lawmaker of screwing over state taxpayers "without providing Vaseline."

□ homophobia
□ racism
□ mysoginy

Check, check, check...thats a Bingo!
 
2022-10-01 6:25:42 PM  

gopher321: Early life and education

LePage was born in Lewiston, Maine, on October 9, 1948. The eldest son of eighteen children of Theresa (née Gagnon) and Gerard LePage, both of French Canadian descent, he grew up speaking French in an impoverished home with an abusive father who was a mill worker. His father drank heavily and terrorized the children, and his mother was too intimidated to stop him. At age eleven, after his father beat him and broke his nose, he ran away from home and lived on the streets of Lewiston, where he at times stayed in horse stables and at a "strip joint". After spending roughly two years homeless, he began to earn a living shining shoes, washing dishes at a café, and hauling boxes for a truck driver. He later worked at a rubber company and a meat-packing plant and was a short order cook and bartender. LePage was the only person among his parents and siblings to graduate from the 8th grade. He graduated from Lewiston High School in 1967.

LePage opposes abortion.

LePage supports the death penalty.

LePage supports the idea of the state removing the children of welfare recipients from their homes if the recipients are found to be using illegal drugs and refuse to enter rehab. Current law allows the removal of children only due to neglect and abuse, which can result from drug use, but is not drug use itself.

LePage has criticized Maine's child labor laws, stating that the minimum work age of 16 without a work permit in Maine "is doing damage to the economy" and that "there is nothing wrong with being a paperboy at 12 years old, or at a store sorting bottles at 12 years old."

Truly, sounds like a perfect candidate for public service.


Dude has the origin story of a Batman villain.
 
2022-10-01 6:35:16 PM  
Lepage looks less like a fighter and more like a professional eater
 
2022-10-01 6:37:18 PM  
I wonder if it was the eclipse or the locusts that convinced him. Because it sure wasn't the death of the first born....
 
2022-10-01 6:37:20 PM  

MattytheMouse: gopher321: Early life and education

LePage was born in Lewiston, Maine, on October 9, 1948. The eldest son of eighteen children of Theresa (née Gagnon) and Gerard LePage, both of French Canadian descent, he grew up speaking French in an impoverished home with an abusive father who was a mill worker. His father drank heavily and terrorized the children, and his mother was too intimidated to stop him. At age eleven, after his father beat him and broke his nose, he ran away from home and lived on the streets of Lewiston, where he at times stayed in horse stables and at a "strip joint". After spending roughly two years homeless, he began to earn a living shining shoes, washing dishes at a café, and hauling boxes for a truck driver. He later worked at a rubber company and a meat-packing plant and was a short order cook and bartender. LePage was the only person among his parents and siblings to graduate from the 8th grade. He graduated from Lewiston High School in 1967.

LePage opposes abortion.

LePage supports the death penalty.

LePage supports the idea of the state removing the children of welfare recipients from their homes if the recipients are found to be using illegal drugs and refuse to enter rehab. Current law allows the removal of children only due to neglect and abuse, which can result from drug use, but is not drug use itself.

LePage has criticized Maine's child labor laws, stating that the minimum work age of 16 without a work permit in Maine "is doing damage to the economy" and that "there is nothing wrong with being a paperboy at 12 years old, or at a store sorting bottles at 12 years old."

Truly, sounds like a perfect candidate for public service.

Dude has the origin story of a Batman villain.


And the personality of one.
Well, third or fourth tier.
 
2022-10-01 6:38:38 PM  
Does anyone need a 73 year old out of touch "bad boy" governor?

Maine, you have to be able to find someone better than this clown.
 
2022-10-01 6:41:09 PM  
Thanks, AP, for the free campaign coverage of LePaige.

This is a campaign ad.
 
2022-10-01 6:45:02 PM  
Turn the Paige.
 
2022-10-01 7:00:26 PM  

Jumbled: Turn the Paige.


Paige

"Maine, no!"
 
2022-10-01 7:00:41 PM  
Lepaige no!
 
2022-10-01 7:17:58 PM  
RasIanI: "...he told the Portland chapter of the NAACP to "kiss my butt," made racist remarks about drug dealers who impregnate "white" girls and accused a lawmaker of screwing over state taxpayers "without providing Vaseline."

□ homophobia
□ racism
□ mysoginy

Check, check, check...thats a Bingo!


Speaking about Maine's effort to combat drug crime, Paul LePage said that "the enemy right now... are people of colour or people of Hispanic origin".


Mr LePage was asked about a statement he made in January, in which he blamed the state's heroin problem on "guys by the name D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty" who "come from Connecticut and New York".

"They come up here, they sell their heroin, then they go back home. Incidentally, half the time they impregnate a young, white girl before they leave," he said.

Speaking on Wednesday, he denied it was racist, but said that since January he had been putting together a binder cataloguing drug arrests in the state, and that "90-plus per cent of those pictures in my book, and it's a three-ringed binder, are black and Hispanic people".

Asked by reporters to provide the binder, Mr LePage replied: "Let me tell you something: Black people come up the highway and they kill Mainers. You ought to look into that."

/he made his racism plain as day six years ago
 
2022-10-01 7:24:36 PM  
Now, as LePage is running for a third term after a brief retirement to Florida, he rarely talks about Trump in public, and his advisers say LePage's hiatus from politics changed him. He's eager to show he's smoothed over some of his own rough edges, though flashes of his fiery personality broke through recently at an event at a riverfront boatyard in Yarmouth, where he pledged to take on Democratic "elitists."

That's farking rich, he chooses waterfront Yarmouth to talk about taking on "elitists".  Not sure exactly which boatyard he was at, but it's probably within a mile of multi-million dollar homes.  I guess it's better than Cape Elizabeth at least.
 
2022-10-01 7:52:01 PM  
This sprung to mind a while ago.   I'm tempted to get some yard signs made and put them in a few people's yard.
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2022-10-01 7:57:59 PM  
He's always laughing, having fun
Showing his films in the den

/Anything is a Steely Dan reference if you're brave enough.
 
2022-10-01 8:01:24 PM  
LePage was Trumpy before Trump.
 
2022-10-01 9:12:18 PM  
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2022-10-01 9:13:31 PM  
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2022-10-01 9:42:44 PM  
However horrible you think he is, he's worse. He is literally one of the worst Americans currently alive. And I know what a strong claim that is.
 
2022-10-02 1:38:24 AM  
What kind of weirdo laughs at the comment? LePage is a gargantuan piece of evil shiat.
 
2022-10-02 7:41:23 AM  

TOY Moose: This sprung to mind a while ago.   I'm tempted to get some yard signs made and put them in a few people's yard.
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2022-10-02 7:48:46 AM  
BTW - LePage isn't gonna win. Mills is a completely prosaic Democratic governor. And without Cutler to split the vote(and apparently get off on kiddy pics), LePage will not get elected with his 30-40% of the votes.
 
2022-10-02 11:33:56 AM  
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