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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Maine's Paul LePage and Luke Chapter 16:1

Paul LePage is running for governor of Maine as a Republican. I like Republicans but cannot imagine the Mayor of Waterville LePage as the governor of our beautiful state.

Obviously he is grumpy and not forthcoming unless supporters are cheering him on.

More urgently, he doesn't measure up to Biblical standards where honesty is measured.

Nonetheless, LePage is ahead in the polls. How can this be? His right wing extremism is beyond ideology. He's not truthful.

His recent statements to the press are challenged by the Bible in Luke's Gospels 16:1- 10-12. Hey, I'm no Bible quoter, but this time I must communicate in the same speech the LePage supporters may understand.

Luke 16:1:10-12 "Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. 11- So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? 12-And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else's property, who will give you property of your own?"

Mr. LePage made grumpy headlines with statements he attributed to media bias. Mayor LePage says he is being singled out because he is a Franco-American. Yet, he has yet to produce one single piece of evidence to substantiate this claim. When asked if his name was ever on a piece of property his wife used as a homestead tax exemption in Waterville, he said "no” - moreover, he said "never was". Then we found out he "forgot" his name was on the title, after all.

Rather than explain himself, he looses his temper. Today, the Portland Press Herald's Bill Nemitz called on LePage to stop telling lies:

In fact, Mr. LePage personally told me he is backed by the Tea Party; but when asked by reporters if this was the case, he said he didn't know much about the Tea Party. He lied because he certainly predicted to me he was going to win the Republican primary election because the Tea Party was backing him - and that was back in February 2010.

Yet Mr. LePage told reporters: "Well, I don't know why you're associating me with the tea party."

And so on.

In this highly stressed out economy, how is it people are willing to jump on the LePage bandwagon for governor of Maine? Prove to me this man cam be trusted.

Read Luke's common sense story in verses 16:1.

Mr. LePage should read Luke's Gospel before supporting the teaching of Creationism in public schools.

A governor's oath office says "So Help Me God".

Mr. LePage, are you telling Maine people the truth, so help you God?

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Prophesy and the US Mid Term Elections

Prophesy is a good way for newspaper pundits to get attention.

Some practice prophesy when it comes to predictions about a Republican right wing take over of the US Congress in the nation's November 2010 mid term elections.

New York Times columnist E.J. Dionne says a tsunami is on the horizon for Democrats. Peggy Noonan of the Wall Street Journal writes, "How Do You Stop An Elephant Charging?"

Well, here's my prediction, made without resorting to cataclysmic metaphors: We need another metaphor. Democrats must get off their asses and tell American voters why they are so angry. Voters have reasons to feel skepticism and concern, but the anger is being fed by lies - about health care, about President Obama's citizenship and religion (he is an American born Christian!) and how we are somehow going to loose our rights to Freedom of Speech and to bear arms as guaranteed to us in the US Constitution - these lies are growing like weeds among the uninformed electorate.

Democrats need not face an election of "no confidence" if they stand up to the unabated lies perpetrated in the negative lame stream media (I resent using a Sarah Palin media concept, she invented it, but - yes, even a broken clock gives the right time twice a day).

Democrats must use their considerable campaign monies to fight the enemy of democracy, i.e., right wing extremism, and counter the election predictions driven by anger stirred up in the voting public. I'm convinced the "no drama Obama" administration is not serving Democrats who must use a simple law of physics to counter the prevailing prophesies about a Republican right wing take over. In other words, fight back lies and right wing extremism with a force equal to the venom spewed by conservative negative spin egotists like Sarah Palin, Glen Beck and Rush Limbaugh.

Hilary Clinton labeled this band of extremists "the vast right wing conspiracy". She used her First Lady bully pulpit, at the time, as a force against extremists who were perennially stirring up trouble for her and President Clinton's administration.

When President Harry Truman was challenged by Republicans, he labeled them the "do nothing Congress!".

We need a slogan to counter the prophesies of a right wing take over of our country.

Right Wing Extremists are RWE's - "really weird egotists". Worse, they concoct cauldrons of negativity, infecting our country with black smoke, perpetrating lies faster than a computer virus.

Maine's Democratic Congressman Mike Michaud said the single most common sense statement in a short speech he gave recently at a political rally - he said Democrats must get energized. Yes, Congressman Michaud is correct. But the force for this energy must begin today. Let's stop this nonsense of the inevitable, about a RWE takeover of our country. Rather, let's change the course of prophesy with Democratic action!

Peggy Noonan's elephant metaphor could become a stampede of donkeys!