From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… It Wasn't Just A Dream? Oh my god…it's really happening. In 47 days: I hope he says "bollocks" a lot. Great word, bollocks. Bollocks! Cheers and Jeers starts below the fold... [Swoosh!!] RIGHTNOW! [Gon...
Yesterday afternoon, Margaret Brown's new film, The Great Invisible, premiered at the State Theatre @SXSW in Austin. It is the story of the BP well blowout in the Gulf in 2010, and follows several main characters whose lives were forever changed by tragedy. Show More Summary
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Monday Channel Surfing "Hi, I'm Pastor Chuck McAlister. Come on down and join the Lone Oak Baptist Church in Paducah, Kentucky for a chance to win a handgun, a long gun or a shotgun in Jesus' name!" [Click] "Hi, I'm Pastor John Koletas. Show More Summary
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Late Night Snark: Crimea River Edition "Vladimir Putin says that Russian troops did not invade Crimea. Really? Well, what are those guys? Mall cops?" ---David Letterman Jon Stewart unveils Fox News's new...Show More Summary
Seventeen former Buckeyes worked out at Ohio State's annual pro day on Friday—16 from the 2013 team and one, linebacker Etienne Sabino, who left the program in 2012. The main attractions were a quartet of players with the potential,Show More Summary
March 6, 1820: President James Monroe signed the Missouri Compromise, which admitted Missouri to the Union as a slave state, but Maine and part of Massachusetts as a free state. March 6, 1857: In a decision that helped lead to the Civil...Show More Summary
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Oh! More Things I Know: It's been a week since the day by which Senator Bob Corker promised---with "1000 percent" accuracy, according to him---that a new product line at the Chattanooga VW plant would be announced if workers voted against unionizing. Show More Summary
When peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians resumed last July, everyone assumed that the main sticking points would remain, as ever, security, borders, the status of Jerusalem and the plight of refugees. It looks like everyone was wrong.
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Our $#%!! Governor Strikes Again Maine State Representative Diane Russell represents Portland's Munjoy Hill and downtown areas. She's a scrappy Democrat who has attended a some of our New England Kossack...Show More Summary
Stephen King is one of the most prolific authors of all-time. Even if you’ve never read one of his works, you’ve seen it in some variation, be it miniseries or movie adaptation. King almost always writes about his home state of Maine,...Show More Summary
On Tuesday, Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Kiev—$1 billion in guaranteed loans for Ukraine in tow—as Russian President Putin backtracked somewhat, saying military force would be used only as a "last resort," though he maintained the right to use "all options" in the crisis. Show More Summary
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Time once again to play History: Cruel…or Kind? Round 1 Over a thousand people participate in a mid-winter climate-change rally in Washington D.C. It's the first of what will be several such protests in...Show More Summary
But don’t worry–he regrets saying it. Rep. Lawrence Lockman is a relatively new state representative in Maine, but he’s been involved in local politics for awhile. During that time, he’s amassed quite the record of saying awful, ignorant things about everything from LGBT rights to the AIDS epidemic. This quote on abortion from when Lockman was a director of the [...]
This is one of my favorite developments in recent culture war memory: In a bombshell development, a federal judge just threw out the state’s first witness in Michigan’s gay marriage trial, concluding the Princeton-educated philosophy expert [Sherif Girgis] had nothing...
In response to a burst of cold weather sweeping Texas, the state's main grid operator asked citizens to use as little electricity as possible on Monday morning. Director of System Operations for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas,...Show More Summary
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Happy Birthday, Liberal Hippie Numbers Guy I attribute my staggering ignorance on money matters to a few things: sleeping through the one and only economics course I took in college (although I remember...Show More Summary
Lawrence Lockman, a Republican state rep in Maine who is known as one of the most conservative members of that state’s legislature, has finally expressed regret for comments he made in 1990 in which he described rape as “pursuit of sexual freedom” and said the crime should be legal. Show More Summary
Belfort out. Machida in for UFC 173 main event. February 27, 2014 shall go down as one of the most important dates in mixed martial arts (MMA) history. With the Nevada State Athletic Commission's (NSAC) unanimous vote to ban Testosterone...Show More Summary
Sergei Terekti presents [ru] a photo essay about his recent trip to Charyn Canyon, Kazakhstan's own smaller version of the Grand Canyon in the United States: The main canyon is about 150 kilometers long; the Charyn River crosses it. Multiple gorges, valleys, and smaller canyons surround the Charyn Canyon. One of the main...
The Congressional campaign of Maine State Senator Emily Cain (D-Orono) acknowledged Wednesday that she spoke at a fundraiser for her campaign Tuesday night after missing a meeting of the State Senate Appropriations Committee on which...Show More Summary