Gestapo, Who’s Laughing Now?



The Democrats are maneuvering to shut down the State government.  Realizing that there is a very real and likely chance that this action will be tied to the litany of clownish, lazy, arrogant and disinterested behavior which has typified the Alfond and Eves legislative session, Democrats have called on their attack dogs, namely the Maine Media, to try and pin this on the Governor.  Sadly for the Democrats, the circulation numbers for the major newspapers of Maine have been spiraling down somewhere near non-existent and continue to dive.  This will have very little effect on the Governor.

When the Democrats held a hearing on the shutdown, the Governor attended.  He attempted to speak before the hearing on the matter.  The Chief Executive of the State of Maine was cut off and shut out of the debate by Democrats concerning the shut down of the State of Maine, of which he is the duly elected Governor.  This is starting to have a familiar ring to it, or should we say stomp, as in a tantrum stomp.

Democrats have developed an alarming penchant for thuggish tactics in their political maneuverings around Augusta.  From this latest insult to the office of the Governor, to repeatedly shutting off debate in committee rooms, blocking public notification of hearings, and donning clown noses for hearings on the elderly and infirmed, the Democrats have proven that the Alfond legacy will be one that completely shut out any dissenting voice from having its rightful expression in the legislative chamber and blocking it out into the hallways; in other words, my way or the hallway.  Democrats refused to be questioned, scrutinized or examined.  If one dares, then one will be subjected to insults, mockery and complete isolation from the political process.

This wise guy approach to governing has shown itself to be a systemic problem within the Democrat Party from the 1600 Pennsylvania Ave right down to the chambers of Augusta.  The brutish assault on all those who disagree with their agenda, criminalizing dissent, dumpster diving in hopes of incriminating law abiding citizens, and using IRS and character assassinations to silence critics were behavior we envisioned as happening elsewhere, not in our Nation, not in our State.  But it is here, right here in Maine.  Justin Alfond has made sure his Democrats are in lockstep with everything their leader in Washington commands.

Maine Democrats have spent so much time fixated on discrediting the Governor they have failed to legislate.  They have mocked his intellect; yet, they have not the mental fortitude to withstand the heat of public debate.  Remember when they roared in mockery when the Governor called the IRS the Gestapo?  Well, Justin Alfond, who is laughing now?  Sadly, no one.

Cloak and Shovel



Reeling from the public relations disasters, which have emanated from their clown like behavior in recent weeks, the Alfond Democrats have decided the best thing to do to save face is to hide.  It seems there is no place like the shadows for the Democrats to find solace for their self-inflicted wounds.  So suddenly, there is no public in a public hearing.

Justin Alfond has suspended the public disclosure rules for public hearings on the bills that come before committee.  With the all distractions of the “Alfond and Eves Circus Revue”, the Democrat led legislature has not fulfilled even half of its job obligation with just a couple weeks of session left to go.  So with now the looming deadline in full view on the horizon, Alfond and Eves have decided the sideshows, freak-shows and all other manifestations of narcissism should be confined to the secrecy of the committee halls of Augusta.

This is not the first time public notification rules have been suspended.  Republicans have done so and shortened the notification time from two weeks to 48 hours.  The “Honorable” Mr. Alfond has set no such secondary guidelines.  With the proven history of the Maine Democrat Party, its penchant for cloak and dagger politics, backroom deals and special session tactics, the people of Maine will once again find themselves blindsided by the interests of lobbyists, who camp out in Augusta.

You can be assured the organizations like MEA and the MPA will be waiting at the door for the last minute notifications that will whisper out of President Alfond and Speaker Eves offices.  And once again the Democrats will shut the people of Maine out of their government.  That has familiar ring to it, doesn’t it?  About forty years worth or so.

Justin Alfond has had an interesting approach to legislating the people’s business.  The tactics of choice have been to stall, protest, whine, distract, ignore the debt, cry, moan, insult the Governor, attack the Governor, still ignore the debt, stall some more, whine some more, copy some of the Republican’s ideas, distract some more, ignore the debt….some more and then realize, “Oops, folks!  We’re running out of time.  Everybody out of Augusta!  We need to do some legislating…and no peeking please!”   This columnist has said it before and will say it again.  Democrats thrive in secrecy but wilt under public scrutiny.

Alfond has thrown a cloak over the whole legislative process and, instead of a dagger, he is wielding a shovel to cram every leftwing legislative agenda down the throats of Maine people.  Case in point.  The Democrats are calling for 500 thousand tax dollars to study climate change…again.  Haven’t we heard and paid for this “research” again and again …and again?  But Mainers, once again, will have no say in the process and at the eleventh hour it will be foisted upon our wallets….again! Yet, still, we have not paid the hospital debt.

Bozo Politics



The Justin Alfond led three ring circus continues to produce logic defying acts in full view of the people of Maine.  Just when the audience felt they could be confounded no more, the Democrats raise the ante.  And a new wave of consternation sweeps across the State of Maine.

Maine constituents waited for six hours for an opportunity to testify in a hearing on keeping beds available in nursing homes for the elderly.  When voters finally had the chance to speak, Democrat Senators Colleen Lachowicz and Margaret Craven donned clown noses in the face of those who were trying to testify.  The audience was not amused by the slapstick antics of the Democrats and, justifiably, outrage has erupted from the captive onlookers.

Both sides of the aisle have called for an investigation into the dance of the buffoons foisted upon the taxpayers of Maine.  But into the melee strides the ringmaster, Justin Alfond, who has denied the request for an investigation.  Evidently he likes having clowns masquerading as Senators or vice versa.  He wants a captive audience to give a front row seat to his little side shows and novelty acts.

Mr. Alfond would be wise to heed the growing angst Maine people are expressing against his campaign of false advertising.  You see people believed the sign entitled “Legislative Hearing” Alfond had taped over “Alfond’s Vaudeville and Hijinks Bazaar” and were expecting adults that would listen to the concerns other adults on issues concerning our most vulnerable; instead, they were treated to a revue of comediennes battling it out for juvenile attention.

Justin Alfond has presided over what may be the worst and most poorly managed legislative session in the history of the State of Maine.  He has refused to allow debate, fixated on attacking the Governor, embarrassed the people of Maine, and passed laws on the petty and nonsensical.  Democrats should expect to see a precipitous drop in ticket sales to these novelty acts they parade as legislation come next election.  The only question left for Maine people is when will the ringmaster Justin Alfond lead out the bearded lady and the three-headed snake?

There’s Reality, Then There’s Democrats



Democrats have passed their first budget in four years and they’re positively giddy about it.  The celebratory swoon in Washington may have contributed to the collective swelling of the cranial area in the Democrat Party, for they often find so great pride in accomplishing what many Americans consider every day necessary tasks.  For this reason, thinking caps have been relegated to the dustbins of history in the District of Columbia because, well, they just don’t fit anyone there any more.

Then on to the shimmering horizon comes our President.  He assures the Israelis that he can empathize with their struggles with the Palestinians because we, here in the United States, have struggles with our neighbor to the north, Canada…ummm Canada?…what the….whaa…wow!!  From what nether did he pluck that? Maine is a few hours from the Canadian border and we aren’t ducking any rockets here.  The U.S./Canadian border is the most peaceful border in the world, and that’s even taking into account those crazy truck drivers from Quebec.  To equate the relationship between the United States and Canada to the terror inflicted by Palestine on Israel is sheer lunacy.

Ah, but now we come home to our very own Alfond Democrats, who have taught us new and creative ways to pay debts.  Just don’t do it!  Ignore it!  Move on to bigger and…and….bigger government!

And while they are ignoring the debt, they sure are focused on the Governor, fixated.  They’ve proposed bills to take away his pension, just his, not theirs.   The latest Democrat homage to their feelings for the Governor is a bill to sell The Blaine House.  They want to put the Governor out on the street!  That’s not very nice…oh, and the hospitals still would like to get paid, if you could fit that in somewhere in between selling the Governor’s luggage and kidnapping Baxter to hold for ransom.

The Alfond Democrats have passed some bills.  They made it easier to buy beer on St. Patrick’s Day.  Just recently, they passed a bill to ban minors from tanning beds.  Now, if only they were as concerned about the hospital debt as they are about beer and your daughter’s tan lines.