From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… The Seed A seed blew through my window one day And settled on the floor It must've blown a long long way Three hundred miles? Maybe four? Twas very small and very light What could it be, I did wonder. So...Show More Summary
We learned a few things about Kanye West and his state of mind on SNL last night -- mainly that he needs a hug.
This past January I was on a long road trip and I decided to add North Dakota as part of my visit. It was mainly out of curiosity as I had heard about the Bakken Field oil boom and how it was changing the state economically. Interestingly, when I tried to book a hotel in [...]Show More Summary
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… All I Need to Know About Life I learned from Star Trek With the new Trek flick out today in the U.S. (it's getting boffo reviews and you can count mine among them), it seems like a good time to review: And...Show More Summary
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… 10 9 8 7 6 5 Weeks 'til Netroots Nation! Time to put your hair in curlers (ladies, you too) as the countdown to the big convention in San Jose reaches the 35-day mark. Here's your weekly dose of info: •...Show More Summary
A PLUME of black smoke marked the resumption of South Sudan’s main oil field on May 5th, after a 16-month hiatus. The Palouge oil field in the north-eastern state of Upper Nile, which accounts for 80% of the country’s oil production,...Show More Summary
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Haiku. Gesundheit. Go Minnesota! Marriage equality WIN Why's Marcus smiling? Such noisy insects Cicadas? No. Issa's crowd. You saw that comin'. Carbon dioxide 400 parts per million Depressing haiku The car lift goes up. The car lift goes down. Show More Summary
Russia will exhibit its modernized T-90S main battle tank along with a score of other advanced military equipment at an arms exhibition in Peru, Russia’s state arms exporter Rosoboronexport said.
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE Let's see… They support responsible gun ownership laws, including universal background checks, limits on clip/magazine capacity, and restrictions on semi-automatic weapons. They think "Drill Here, DrillShow More Summary
The Big Ten is one of the most powerful conferences in college football, and one of the main reasons for that is because the league recruits well. Sure, this isn't the SEC, but with national powers like Michigan and Ohio State leading the way, the B1G pulls in its fair share of talent. Show More Summary
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE Maybe this week… …we won’t hear any stories about a child shooting another child. …Republicans won't blow any racist dog whistles. …the late-night hosts will undergo brain-banding surgery to spare us any...Show More Summary
As I’ve stated in previous Fund This Film posts, one of the main benefits of crowdfunding is that it offers opportunity for projects that Hollywood literally rejects. Filmmakers like Alex Cox, Ralph Bakshi and even Zach Braff have hit...Show More Summary
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE Late Night Snark...and Dooku, tooku I'll spare you from having to endure any of the 132,980 Chris Christie stomach-stapling jokes. You're welcome… Better dancer, too. - "My sister lost! How could this happen?!!...Show More Summary
The president's three main stops on his lightning round tour of Austin connected education, entrepreneurship, and high tech industry in a larger vision of how to reform the troubled United States economy. [ more › ]
On Wednesday, State Department whistleblowers presented three main arguments for why the military could have responded to the assault on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya last year: — There were special operations teams outside of Libya that could have made it to Benghazi in time to save Americans from the second attack on the Annex in Benghazi. Show More Summary
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Jerkitude Ya gotta feel for the blue-collar town of Lewiston, Maine. It's just a hop or two up the turnpike from Portland, and they've gotten hammered with three nasty arson fires (multiple culprits---two of them are 12) over the last week and a half that have destroyed 79 apartments. Show More Summary
Reject the voices that warn against government tyranny, President Barack Obama told Ohio State University graduates Monday. The commencement speech has helped bring into stark relief one of the main differences between conservatives and liberals over the proper role of government.
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE … Wednesday bon mots Only five calories each: Work is of two kinds: first altering the position of matter at or near the earth's surface relative to other matter; second, telling other people to do so. ---Bertrand Russell - There is but one way for a newspaperman to look at a politician and that is down. ---Frank H. Show More Summary
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… They're back! After a four month hiatus that had us up nights worrying that they’d done some dang fool thing like go on a bank-robbing spree, America’s favorite 80-something bloggers, Thelma and LouiseShow More Summary
American smokers will tell you about the huge price discrepancies for cigarettes state to state. The main reason for this is the varying excise taxes (SET) that each state places on a pack of smokes. Citi's Tobacco team led by Vivien Azer expects SETs to only become an increasing problem for the tobacco companies. Show More Summary