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MarianJack

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Gender: Male
Hometown: Delaware County, PA
Home country: USA
Current location: Winthrop, Maine
Member since: Tue Jul 8, 2003, 05:38 PM
Number of posts: 9,648

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My (apparent) little victory over Fox "News"!

Hi. I work in Community support for a small mental health agency here in Maine. A few mornings every week, several of us bring our clients to a local McDonald's for some peer interaction/unpaid support time. One of the things that consistently annoyed me was the fact that Fox "News" was ALWAYS on their TV.

While I never included my co-workers, and certainly not my clients, in this, I always made a point of complaining about my breakfast being served up with lies and hateful bile on the side. I was told by more than one shift leader that the owner of that particular franchise had left instructions that Fox must be the only station for the dining room tv.

I pointed out to the shift leaders that their boss is an idiot because Maine is a blue state, we voted for President Obama twice with percentages in the high 50s, I was sure that I wasn't the only patron who felt the same way and that their owner was not going to have everyone in the restaurant stand up, link arms and march out to join the hourly teabagger rally.

My wife and I have never been reticent people. Even in the immediate post 9/11 era where Democrats were supposed to cringe like beaten puppies whenever a right winger snarled as a sign that we didn't count because of George W Moron's illusory 92% poll approval, WE spoke our minds. The shift leaders are all very nice people. I told them that I was sorry that they were receiving all of the grief from me, but at least my big mouth never cost anyone 24 Billion dollars!

I also pointed out that my family comes to the city where they are located quite frequently and when we did, we would certainly NOT come there to be subjected to Fox "News" BS. I didn't point out that our family wouldn't eat at McDonald's under any circumstances.

Last week, a regional manager from corporate was in the restaurant and I stopped by her table and stated my case. After I joined my party, she got up, went to the shift leader, who immediately came out and changed the channel to NECN (kind of a New England version of CNN. Overall,they're not too bad).

They haven't had Fox "News" on since. YAY!

Thanks for reading about my effort to improve my little corner of the world. That's my 2 cents, and quite possibly overpriced at that!

PEACE!

So...Mike Michaud is Gay.

Yawn!

Up here in Maine, we've been governed by temper tantrum and bullying since January of 2011. Our quality of life, education and environment have suffered while our "business friendly" teabagger chief executive, who entered office with a whopping 38% of the vote, has failed miserably in creating any significant number of quality jobs. While doing this, he has managed to make Maine a laughing stock nationally nearly every time he's opened his mouth. He has publicly expressed the same contempt for 47% of Maine people that his boy Willard Romney holds.

His wife claims Florida as her main residence.

I haven't always agreed with all of Mike's votes, but he has ALWAYS represented us with honor and integrity. I believe that he will do his utmost to make Maine be, again,the wonderful place that my wife and I decided to make our home when we were on our honeymoon.

A few days ago, before I knew he was gay, I supported Mike Michaud for Governor of Maine with enthusiasm and passion.

Today, knowing that he is gay, I support Mike Michaud for Governor of Maine with enthusiasm and passion.

He continues to show the cowards who try to smear him with push polls and whispering campaigns just EXACTLY what a real man is.

I am more proud of Mike Michaud today than I have ever been...and that's saying something!

That's my 2 cents, and quite possibly overpriced at that!

PEACE!

This is a cross post from GD.

So,...Mike Michaud is Gay.

Yawn!

Up here in Maine, we've been governed by temper tantrum and bullying since January of 2011. Our quality of life, education and environment have suffered while our "business friendly" teabagger chief executive, who entered office with a whopping 38% of the vote, has failed miserably in creating any significant number of quality jobs. While doing this, he has managed to make Maine a laughing stock nationally nearly every time he's opened his mouth. He has publicly expressed the same contempt for 47% of Maine people that his boy Willard Romney holds.

His wife claims Florida as her main residence.

I haven't always agreed with all of Mike's votes, but he has ALWAYS represented us with honor and integrity. I believe that he will do his utmost to make Maine be, again,the wonderful place that my wife and I decided to make our home when we were on our honeymoon.

A few days ago, before I knew he was gay, I supported Mike Michaud for Governor of Maine with enthusiasm and passion.

Today, knowing that he is gay, I support Mike Michaud for Governor of Maine with enthusiasm and passion.

He continues to show the cowards who try to smear him with push polls and whispering campaigns just EXACTLY what a real man is.

I am more proud of Mike Michaud today than I have ever been...and that's saying something!

That's my 2 cents, and quite possibly overpriced at that!

PEACE!
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