LiveTweets from Governor’s Piscataquis County “Capitol For A Day” Town Hall

Posted on July 21, 2011. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , |

8pm: Town Hall has concluded. And SURPRISE! Not a single question allowed about Norman Olsen and his allegations, let alone anything from the past 48 hours’ news cycles.Following Dirigo Blue (Oldest tweet at top; newest at bottom): @DirigoBlue and that of and the 61%ers, Maine’s Majority: @MainesMajority. Enjoy!

For more information:

Portland Phoenix: “The LePage files: confidential administration dossiers show governor is skilled at copying corporate and lobbyist wish lists”

Kennebec Journal: “Olsen releases statement on resignation”

Maine’s Majority RSVP page

Related:
* Former Marine Resources Head Olsen’s Statement Slams LePage, Reveals Closed Door Meetings

* UPDATED: Marine Resources Commissioner Norm Olsen Resigns; Maine Dems Respond

* ASSISTANT DEMOCRATIC LEADER RELEASES STATEMENT ON OLSON RESIGNATION

* Portland Mayor Nick Mavodones Responds to Olsen Allegations; Requests Meeting With Gov LePage

 

 

A few snips; the full “cut/paste” grabs are below the fold.

DirigoBlue Gerald Weinand
#LePage that higher MPG means less revenue from fuel tax Bonds are option I’m not sure why increasing tax rate isn’t Town Hall #mepoliticsDirigoBlue Gerald Weinand
#LePage says Maine ranked #50 worst state for doing biz Forbes :: I debunked that study here bit.ly/r75vR4 Town Hall #mepolitics

DirigoBlue Gerald Weinand
No questions about Norm Olsen yet Beginning to think they are screened out #LePage Town Hall #mepolitics

DirigoBlue Gerald Weinand
#LePage repeats bogus claim that Mainers spend 42% more for energy than national avg Town Hall #mepolitics

DirigoBlue Gerald Weinand
#LePage Keep wealthy retirees in Maine so they can mentor young people in poverty Town Hall #mepolitics #pipedream

DirigoBlue Gerald Weinand
Not one question on Norm Olsen SURPRISE #LePage Town Hall #mepolitics

MainesMajority Maine’s Majority
#LePage : “We have become a state of entitlement.” Way to support the hard working people of Maine. #megov #mepoliticsMainesMajority Maine’s Majority
Amazing tension here between hatred of the fed govt and the realization that many Piscataquis County rely on fed entitlements. #mepolitics

MainesMajority Maine’s Majority
@dirigoblue What does he mean, Maine can’t afford a national park? Won’t it will bring millions in tourism revenue?

MainesMajority Maine’s Majority
The wrap from Dover-Foxcroft: LePage Plays to Base at Tepid Town Meeting http://ow.ly/5KtXm #megov #mepolitics

 

DirigoBlue Gerald Weinand
Off to Dover-Foxcroft shortly for the #LePage Town Hall meeting #mepoliticsDirigoBlue Gerald Weinand
@Citizensnews @CalebRosser Perhaps a contest to name #LePage’s favorite key on the keyboard? #mepolitics

andiparkinson2 Andrea Parkinson
@DirigoBlue @Citizensnews @CalebRosser I’m guessing it wouldn’t be “Ins”urance, “Alt”ernate energy- maybe “Esc”ape to Jamaica again? #megov

DirigoBlue Gerald Weinand
#LePage Town Hall at Centre Theatre in Dover-Foxcroft marquee has TRANSORMERS 3 NOW INVADING #mepolitics

DirigoBlue Gerald Weinand
Maybe one more table for the panelists Like sardines now #LePage Town Hall #mepolitics

DirigoBlue Gerald Weinand
1st Question on how to combat high student dropout rate Bowen talks about standards based learning #LePage Town Hall #mepolitics

DirigoBlue Gerald Weinand
Bowen: We have a college dropout problem too #LePage Town Hall #mepolitics

DirigoBlue Gerald Weinand
Are schools going to be teaching the Constitution to our kids? Bowen my dept just provides resources #LePage Town Hall #mepolitics

DirigoBlue Gerald Weinand
W/#LePage are Bowen Bernhardt Poliquin Winglass Erskine (Woodcock) Mayhew Chervais Town Hall #mepolitics

DirigoBlue Gerald Weinand
#megov says that he is not cutting social services but is looking to cut fraud #LePage Town Hall #mepolitics

DirigoBlue Gerald Weinand
#megov says that Maine has highest % of people on social services #LePage Town Hall #mepolitics

DirigoBlue Gerald Weinand
#megov wants citizens to report welfare fraud when they see it Call hotline State can’t knock on 300,000 doors #LePage Town Hall #mepolitics

DirigoBlue Gerald Weinand
Poliquin says State had $1B shortfall I’m not sure how estate tax cut helped solve that #LePage Town Hall #mepolitics

DirigoBlue Gerald Weinand
DOT Bernhardt consistently to demonstrate a solid grasp of his department #LePage Town Hall #mepolitics

DirigoBlue Gerald Weinand
#LePage that higher MPG means less revenue from fuel tax Bonds are option I’m not sure why increasing tax rate isn’t Town Hall #mepolitics

DirigoBlue Gerald Weinand
#LePage says Maine ranked #50 worst state for doing biz Forbes :: I debunked that study here bit.ly/r75vR4 Town Hall #mepolitics

DirigoBlue Gerald Weinand
12 foot shoulders are too wide but let’s hope Bernhardt understands that 6 foot wide are great for bicycles #LePage Town Hall #mepolitics

DirigoBlue Gerald Weinand
#LePage says that #meleg steals money from Highway Fund to pay for State Police should come out of General Fund Town Hall #mepolitics

DirigoBlue Gerald Weinand
No questions about Norm Olsen yet Beginning to think they are screened out #LePage Town Hall #mepolitics

DirigoBlue Gerald Weinand
#LePage repeats bogus claim that Mainers spend 42% more for energy than national avg Town Hall #mepolitics

DirigoBlue Gerald Weinand
#LePage talks about lowering energy costs w/o mentioning conservation But does think gas-fired elect plant in Pisc Cty good idea #mepolitics

DirigoBlue Gerald Weinand
We’ve all learned to not ask Winglass any questions #LePage Town Hall #mepolitics

DirigoBlue Gerald Weinand
Media at #LePage Town Hall WABI Susan Cover from KJ

DirigoBlue Gerald Weinand
Media at #LePage Town Hall WABI Susan Cover from KJ #mepolitics

DirigoBlue Gerald Weinand
Where rank tourism in importance 1 to 5? #LePage treat as #5 but must be part of broad mix Manufacturing #5 too Town Hall #mepolitics

DirigoBlue Gerald Weinand
@Ronzio That’s why you’re an editor

DirigoBlue Gerald Weinand
#LePage puts nice spin on low Maine per cap income & tourism Let’s raise standard here so we can enjoy what people from away do #mepolitics

DirigoBlue Gerald Weinand
#LePage One national park is enough Maine can’t afford another one Maine is not for sale Town Hall #mepolitics

DirigoBlue Gerald Weinand
#LePage “I’m all for conservation – I’m not for preservation” Town Hall #mepolitics

DirigoBlue Gerald Weinand
#LePage “We have become a State of entitlement” Town Hall #mepolitics

DirigoBlue Gerald Weinand
LePage somehow thinks eliminating tax on pensions will get kids off welfare Town Hall #mepolitics

DirigoBlue Gerald Weinand
#LePage Keep wealthy retirees in Maine so they can mentor young people in poverty Town Hall #mepolitics #pipedream

DirigoBlue Gerald Weinand
@Ronzio Is PPH website offline? I can’t get it.

DirigoBlue Gerald Weinand
Not one question on Norm Olsen SURPRISE #LePage Town Hall #mepolitics

MainesMajority Maine’s Majority
Stopping for supplies at the Dexter Renys. Dover-Foxcroft here we come! #megov #mepolitics http://ow.ly/i/eFl2MainesMajority Maine’s Majority
Made it! http://ow.ly/i/eFrp

MainesMajority Maine’s Majority
Things are getting started here at the Center Theatre!

MainesMajority Maine’s Majority
Bowen: More “thorough review” of school funding formula coming. #megov

Maybe one more table for the panelists Like sardines now #LePage Town Hall #mepolitics

MainesMajority Maine’s Majority
LePage: “I did not say that I was going to create jobs.” #megov #mepolitics

MainesMajority Maine’s Majority
#LePage: We have become so liberal with our social services, we have become the social service state. #megov #mepolitics

MainesMajority Maine’s Majority
Mainer: “Am I living on another planet?” #LePage: “I think so”

MainesMajority Maine’s Majority
Poliquin: Taking stimulus money was a “gimmick”.

MainesMajority Maine’s Majority
Poliquin: “The state is broke.” So why did we give huge tax breaks to the wealthy? #megov #mepolitics #lepage

MainesMajority Maine’s Majority
@dirigoblue Exactly. And what’s with blaming the feds for cutting services? Does LePage support getting rid of Bush tax cuts for the rich?

MainesMajority Maine’s Majority
#LePage: Maine is 50th worst state to start a business. So, how is Portland the 10th best city? #megov #mepolitics

MainesMajority Maine’s Majority
LePage’s plan for EconDev for rural Maine: Deregulate business, deregulate health insurance, stop using renewable energy. #mepolitics #megov

MainesMajority Maine’s Majority
#LePage loves nuclear and gas power. Does he realize these are subsidized by the federal government?

MainesMajority Maine’s Majority
#LePage : Tourism is important, but it’s not one of the top three industries for prosperity. #megov #mepolitics

MainesMajority Maine’s Majority
#LePage thinks if we were more like NH, Maine’s average income would be higher. So we should turn ourselves into a Boston suburb?

MainesMajority Maine’s Majority
#LePage on environment: “I’m for conservation, not preservation” #megov #mepolitics

MainesMajority Maine’s Majority
#LePage : “We have become a state of entitlement.” Way to support the hard working people of Maine. #megov #mepolitics

MainesMajority Maine’s Majority
Amazing tension here between hatred of the fed govt and the realization that many Piscataquis County rely on fed entitlements. #mepolitics

MainesMajority Maine’s Majority
@dirigoblue What does he mean, Maine can’t afford a national park? Won’t it will bring millions in tourism revenue?

MainesMajority Maine’s Majority
The wrap from Dover-Foxcroft: LePage Plays to Base at Tepid Town Meeting http://ow.ly/5KtXm #megov #mepolitics

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