A lesson in civility from Maine's governor

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A lesson in civility from Maine's governor

Post by piston » Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:38 pm

We have a new role model in this state. Having refused to attend any Martin Luther King, jr., event this week-end, Paul LePage replied to his critics: "If you don't like it, kiss my butt." Oh, and he's using his adopted Jamaican son as a "token" solution to what he calls "special interest groups."

From now on, I suspect that it will be justified from white Mainers (in one of the whitest states in the nation) to use the same reply whenever they feel it is appropriate.
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Re: A lesson in civility from Maine's governor

Post by jbuck919 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:24 pm

As Maine goes....

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Re: A lesson in civility from Maine's governor

Post by HoustonDavid » Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:14 pm

So Jacques, if I invite you to a meet-up, my expense, you'll hold my two adopted
sons against me and decline? :x :evil: :mrgreen:
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Re: A lesson in civility from Maine's governor

Post by Guitarist » Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:32 pm

Those Tea Baggers are certainly a classy bunch.

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Re: A lesson in civility from Maine's governor

Post by ch1525 » Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:12 am

Guitarist wrote:Those Tea Baggers are certainly a classy bunch.
And how are you any classier for using a term that refers to the insertion of testicles into another person's mouth to describe a group of people?

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Re: A lesson in civility from Maine's governor

Post by Guitarist » Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:29 am

ch1525 wrote:
Guitarist wrote:Those Tea Baggers are certainly a classy bunch.
And how are you any classier for using a term that refers to the insertion of testicles into another person's mouth to describe a group of people?
I don't even know where to begin...Besides, you're the one making the vulgar connection.

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Re: A lesson in civility from Maine's governor

Post by ch1525 » Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:36 am

Guitarist wrote:
ch1525 wrote:
Guitarist wrote:Those Tea Baggers are certainly a classy bunch.
And how are you any classier for using a term that refers to the insertion of testicles into another person's mouth to describe a group of people?
I don't even know where to begin...
Do you know where to end??

I love the way liberals get a free pass to use that term knowing full well what its connotation is. If conservatives tried to slur liberals in such a manner, we would never hear the end of it.

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Re: A lesson in civility from Maine's governor

Post by John F » Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:56 am

I've no idea what you people are talking about.
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Re: A lesson in civility from Maine's governor

Post by living_stradivarius » Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:01 am

The folks in Maine need to go out more. Thank goodness for Olympia Snowe :)
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What do you mean by "you people?" :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: A lesson in civility from Maine's governor

Post by John F » Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:45 am

You know who you are.
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Re: A lesson in civility from Maine's governor

Post by JackC » Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:36 pm

There are crass, "unclassy" people, morons, liars, opportunists and scoundrels of all types across the political spectrum. The continued efforts by some here and many in the "liberal elite" and MSM to try to attack the Tea Baggers as a group, and blame them for everything from "racist" opposition to Obama's healthcare bill to the most recent massacre is Tuscon is vile and disgusting. It also shows that these allegedly "enlightend" "tolerant" liberals are nothing of the sort. They are bunch of bigots looking down their noses at people who they think they are smarter and better than and who have a fundamentally different view of the role of government in society than they do.

But as Woody Allen said in Annie Hall -- they are bigots for the left! :roll:

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Re: A lesson in civility from Maine's governor

Post by jbuck919 » Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:42 pm

JackC wrote:There are crass, "unclassy" people, morons, liars, opportunists and scoundrels of all types across the political spectrum. The continued efforts by some here and many in the "liberal elite" and MSM to try to attack the Tea Baggers as a group, and blame them for everything from "racist" opposition to Obama's healthcare bill to the most recent massacre is Tuscon is vile and disgusting. It also shows that these allegedly "enlightend" "tolerant" liberals are nothing of the sort. They are bunch of bigots looking down their noses at people who they think they are smarter and better than and who have a fundamentally different view of the role of government in society than they do.
Right. Asking conservatives/Republicans/the political right to take on the responsibility for addressing the problems caused by a few obnoxious, outspoken, and possibly incitement-prone individuals is like asking the Catholic Church to take on the responsibility for addressing sexual abuse by just some priests.

Wait a minute....

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