37 Burst results for "Maine"

Gov. Janet Mills Criticizes Whole Foods for Not Selling Maine Lobsters

ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

01:26 min | 13 hrs ago

Gov. Janet Mills Criticizes Whole Foods for Not Selling Maine Lobsters

"Janet mills and the congressional delegation of Maine sent a note to whole foods expressing their disappointment and the grocery stores decision to stop buying. Where are they going to get their lobsters from? That's a good question. They're not going to be as good quality a bit. No, I don't think so. Quote, we are disappointed by whole foods decision, deeply frustrated that the marine stewardship council suspension of the lobster industry certificate of sustainability of what the cramp is this. A bunch of mumbo jumbo. Oh for goodness sakes. Come on people. They've been harvesting. They've been catching lobsters for a 150 years. Somebody from made tell us, what do you do? Do you catch the lobsters? Do you fish with a lobster? We need health. Somebody get ray Richardson all the line. Anyway, so look, all I can tell you is just go to red lobster. All right, just forget about going to whole foods. Just, I don't know what to tell you. But anyway, once you get the tree huggers involved, it's downhill from there. Quite frankly, they should whole foods should tell them all to go take a fly and flip. But that's it. So I just looked it up. It's called lobstering. Let's go lobstering. Yeah. Okay. The activity or business of catching those. I'm not lobsters. Lobster. Lobster. Lobster? No, I don't think that's it. No. I just looked it up. Merriam Webster dictionary. 8

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Fresh update on "maine" discussed on ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

00:35 min | 13 hrs ago

Fresh update on "maine" discussed on ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

"Governor Janet mills and the congressional delegation of Maine sent a note to whole foods expressing their disappointment and the grocery stores decision to stop buying. Where are they going to get their lobsters from? That's a good question. They're not going to be as good quality a bit. No, I don't think so. Quote, we are disappointed by whole foods decision, deeply frustrated that the marine stewardship council suspension of the lobster industry certificate of sustainability of what the cramp is this. A bunch of mumbo jumbo. Oh for goodness sakes. Come on people. They've been harvesting. They've been catching lobsters for a 150 years. Somebody from made tell us, what do you do? Do you catch the lobsters? Do you fish with a lobster? We need health. Somebody get ray Richardson all the line. Anyway, so look, all I can tell you is just go to red lobster. All right, just forget about going to whole foods. Just, I don't know what to tell you. But anyway, once you get the tree huggers involved, it's downhill from there. Quite frankly, they should whole foods should tell them all to go take a fly and flip. But that's it. So I just looked it up. It's called lobstering. Let's go lobstering. Yeah. Okay. The activity or business of catching those. I'm not lobsters. Lobster. Lobster. Lobster? No, I don't think that's it. No. I just looked it up. Merriam Webster dictionary. 8 four four 747 88 68. That's our top. Somebody right now is on a boat. And they're listening to this radio program, and they're about to go do what they're gonna do to the lobsters. That sounds bad. 8 four four 747 88 68. That's 8 four four 747 88 68 will be right back. You see grace I knew RWB listeners would be all over this. Oh yeah, they didn't let us down. I had no doubt. What is it, Richardson? Ray Richardson. Yes, he's in Florida. On vacation. I know I was like, where's morning? Come on, ray. We need your buddy. Let's go to the phones here. Larry, we're gonna do two callers here together. Larry and Ron, guys, you're on the air together. How's it going up there? Ron, we're gonna start with you. I'm having fun, just driving truck and getting it done. I love it. Larry, how about yourself? What are you up to this afternoon? Well, I'm in the foothills on the K river and watching the snow come down. Is it really it's snowing? We had tornadoes here in the south yesterday, Larry. I'd rather take the snow. All right, so guys, help us out here. Ron will start to you. We're trying to figure out what is the correct terminology. It's not fishing for lobsters. What do you call it? Going lobstering and you are a lobsterman. A lobsterman, okay, I got it. I got it so a lobsterman and Larry, is that accurate? Is that what you guys call it? Lobstering? Yep, a 100% correct. Wow, all right. And you can't have that R on that. It's lobster. That accent down. Lobs, lobster, lobster. I got to work on that Ron. Hey Todd. Yeah. We sent all of our ours. We don't use a Minnesota. Minnesota. Exactly. Let them do it. I love it. Ron, what's your take on this decision? Whole foods says you're not going to be solid main lobsters anymore. Are they going to suck up your whole paycheck? That's what they are. The whole paycheck, that's all they are. And honestly, governor mills Austin Powers to insist there. I'm sorry, but I think we're all kind of embarrassed about her. Or it. Whatever you want to call it, and she can go back to whatever liberal cesspool, she gained from and be done with it. Larry, how do you feel about your governor? Well, he pretty much nailed it. She was a native of Farmington, and then she went out to Berkeley, came back all messed up. You know, I've been domain several times and you guys are pretty much like the southern states. Aside from the drop in the ars, we dislike to kind of savor our vowels down here. We hold on to them for a little bit too long. It's all good. It's all good. And our lobsters are really a little crawfish. So but I think I would rather go lobstering than crawfish. I never did enjoy going into the swamps that much. Not to mention they're so small, it's more work to be pulling those. I mean, you crack open a lobster. You do your thing. It's a fair point. It's a fair point. Yeah, and up here, I mean, I'll tell you, it's just as bad as down south. I mean, the woke agenda, all that stops going all through. I mean, I'm married in a father of 6 and my kids come home from school and I just am asking them what junk is going through and pronouns and all that crap just swirl in the drain..

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Pastor Paul Chappell: What's the Faith-Base of Those 12 Republicans?

ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

01:38 min | Last week

Pastor Paul Chappell: What's the Faith-Base of Those 12 Republicans?

"Have a list. This is a freshly updated list of Republican senators who are supporting this, and all of these folks, by the way, were just like Barack Obama and one of them in particular was staunchly opposed to same sex marriage. That would be Mitt Romney of Utah, who now supports the bill, also Tom tillis of North Carolina, rob Portman of Ohio and Susan Collins of Maine, a Lisa Murkowski is hinting that she will support this along with senators, let's see here. Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa, telling Business Insider that she was keeping an open mind about the bill. So you could have more Republican senators joining the Democrats pastor. Yes, that's a concern. And I always, as a pastor, I always ask myself, what's the faith base of the individual making that vote, what's going on at their home church? Because it usually influences them. And then the second thing is who are their donors. And there's a lot of money that comes from this crowd. What they're all saying is that this was passed at the Supreme Court level. We're just agreeing with the Supreme Court. But that's not exactly as I understand it true. This is an opportunity for them to be what our founders intended. It checks and balances in how far this law is codified and how much of a nuisance it becomes to the faith community. And so at the very least, they need to consider language in the in this that excludes religious organizations and I've yet to hear about that. Well,

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Fresh update on "maine" discussed on Bloomberg Markets

Bloomberg Markets

00:40 min | 18 hrs ago

Fresh update on "maine" discussed on Bloomberg Markets

"Stay on top of the world at national news. That's Amy Morrison Washington D.C.. All right, thank you, Paul and Matt Russia's invasion of Ukraine is elevated some U.S. concerns now that Vladimir Putin's government could use biological weapons State Department undersecretary Bonnie Jenkins says Russia's accusing the U.S. of developing bioweapons in Ukraine is troubling. House Democrats have unanimously elected Hakeem Jeffries to be minority leader next year. The first black lawmaker to be elected to a top congressional leadership post. The house will vote next week on the same sex marriage bill passed by the Senate yesterday, Maine senator Susan Collins is one of a dozen Republicans who joined with Democrats in approving the respect for marriage act. We have taken steps to advance the cause of marriage equality for same sex couples and for interracial couples. Main senator Susan Collins tells the globe that the 1996 defense of marriage act needed to be repealed. The flu is sending more children to the hospital than it has in more than a decade, public health officials have been warning of a triple demic with flu RSV and COVID-19 all circulating at once. Instead it appears hospitals will be facing wave after wave for the foreseeable future. Two senators are asking the Federal Trade Commission to look into ticketmaster's Taylor Swift presale debacle. Now we got strong. Tennessee's Marsha Blackburn in Connecticut Democrat Richard blumenthal are now asking what the FTC is doing to mitigate the impact of the bots when it comes to selling tickets

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White House Begged El Paso Not to Declare Illegal Alien Emergency

ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

01:58 min | Last month

White House Begged El Paso Not to Declare Illegal Alien Emergency

"Three of the 8 El Paso city council members have already asked leisure to make an emergency declaration. This week, the Biden administration, which has faced enormous political pressure over their two year crisis, announced a combined border operation with Mexico. That operation involves increased checkpoints and more resources to handle the migrant surge. El Paso has launched a new migrant data data dashboard to give a glimpse into the extraordinary numbers the border city is seeing as part of the ongoing migrant crisis racking the southwest border. And they go on from there. But according to the data, I just want you to hear these numbers and you think about this. You people are Gainesville, Georgia, you people, and bartlesville, Oklahoma. You good people in Portland, Maine. I want you to hear this. According to the data. The numbers went from less than 1700 releases per week into the city. That was during the summer, to over 60 800 just last week. The numbers of illegals and border patrol custody has also jumped from fewer than 3000 to over 4500. And here's the money, here's the money nugget. The data shows there are more than 1000 illegals being released into the community every day. Every day. And the city is providing more than 900 meals a day to Hungary illegals. And again, Fox News calls the migrants. They're not migrants Fox News. They're illegal aliens. But I know they're not allowed to say that over at Fox News anymore apparently. So what's going on here? It's very clear to me that Biden administration is putting optics ahead of public safety. We're dealing with some very bad criminals. We're dealing with murderers with robbers, thieves, rapists, you name it, coming across that border.

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NYT Admits on Their Front Page That Republicans Lead for the Midterms

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:29 min | Last month

NYT Admits on Their Front Page That Republicans Lead for the Midterms

"22 days, can you believe it? All the hype over the summer, all the focus on the grassroots work, canvassing, voter registration, we are 22 days out. From a midterm election that should begin the end of the modern Democrat party. Our success is not just getting more votes than the Democrats. We want a complete and total annihilation and extinction event of the woke Democrat party. We want to send a message from corner to corner of America from Bangor Maine to Malibu, California to Seattle, Washington, to Chicago, Illinois, to Birmingham, Alabama, that the far left wing aspects of the Democrat party have no place in America. From medical mutilation of children to late term abortion to wide open borders to deteriorating economy, we want to make the Democrat party extinct. Now I'm not saying that's going to happen assuredly, but we are certainly trending in a direction that is going to put the Democrats on defense and The New York Times admits it. On the front page of The New York Times today, of which I read so you don't have to. And sometimes we get emails, Charlie, why do you read The New York Times? Look, they of course are fake news and a waste of time. But they are one of the major incubators for elite opinion across America. So if you read The New York Times, you really get an idea of what all the people in the FBI are reading Goldman Sachs are reading Bank of America reading. GOP gains edge in poll as economy sways voters.

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'Murder She Wrote' actress Angela Lansbury dies at 96

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | Last month

'Murder She Wrote' actress Angela Lansbury dies at 96

"Actor Angela Lansbury has died at her home in Los Angeles just 5 days shy of her 97th birthday I'm Archie's our letter with a look at her career Angela Lansbury knew whatever else she did in life she'd forever be remembered as Jessica Fletcher in the TV show murder she wrote She was nominated for an Emmy 18 times and never won Lansbury made her mark in theater with roles in Sweeney Todd Maine and gypsy She was also the voice of misses Potts in the film Beauty and the Beast Lansbury was three years older than Laurence Harvey in the manchurian candidate even though she played his mother Lansbury said in a 1991 AP interview it was hard to live down that role I got sick of playing mothers and that was one of the thing that really put the lid on me

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Republicans Prepare for Senate Takeover

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

00:41 sec | Last month

Republicans Prepare for Senate Takeover

"Morning glory America bonjour high Canada. I am in anywhere. I'm in mid coast Maine. I'm going back to the beltway next week, but I got to talk to senator Tom cotton and I have no idea where he is because nobody campaigns as hard for his colleagues as senator cotton good morning senator, where do we find you today? Good morning. Good morning to you. It's good to be on with you. Haven't been to quite as many places as the man in black, but it's definitely a busy month for me and a lot of my fellow senators who are racing around the country, campaigning for our engineers and our soon to be fellow senators. And Ted Budd, Herschel Walker, flight masters, Adam laxalt and other places as well. Have

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Ray Richardson: Follow Bonny Eagle HS School Board for Developments

ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

01:26 min | 2 months ago

Ray Richardson: Follow Bonny Eagle HS School Board for Developments

"Just like I suspect a Memphis Tennessee where I own kwa, the local radio station is becoming the platform where parents and others can come and express their concerns because they've been shut out everywhere else. Well, I think that that's true. And here's what I encourage people to do. You know, if you don't live in the disparate, then I don't suspect they will let you speak. But I've encouraged people no matter where they live in Maine, to come to the school district tonight to sit politely in solidarity with these parents who are willing to speak up. We don't want to use anger. I mean, I said this morning on the air, there were 11 members of the school board, statistically, it's incomprehensible that some of them are not Christian. And I ask one of the parents to ask this question to get up and say, instead of it being natives here, what if this was Jesus standing before you? How do you justify this film to him? Because I think it's a question that ought to be asked. So the school board meeting is tonight, a what time ray in case people want to get down there. It's at 6 p.m. and it's 94 Main Street in buxton, Maine, which is a wonderful town. A lot of people know of it. If you watch the movie, Shawshank Redemption. You remember that beautiful rock wall? Well, that was buxton name. It's a wonderful town. I don't know what's going on here. I don't understand why they want to do this. It makes no sense.

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Allison Gill's Concern Over Trump Blackmailing America

Stephanie Miller's Happy Hour Podcast

02:05 min | 2 months ago

Allison Gill's Concern Over Trump Blackmailing America

"One of the things that the DoJ keeps harping on and the ODNI keeps harping on is that, you know, we have to find out where we still haven't recovered all the documents. There were 90 misses empty folders. And we have to continue this risk assessment. And it's linked to the criminal investigation because we have to know where this information went if it was compromised. The fact that it was just down in Mar-a-Lago in a basement means it is compromised. So it's going to, I think we're going to, you're right, we're going to find out a lot of really, really scary stuff. And probably stuff that we won't find out about because it's so top secret. Well, would you heard what Michael Cohen said that he has this stuff he stole to he will blackmail the United States government to get out of going to prison, that he will use he will, I will release these whatever it is nuclear, whatever information. I mean, that's terrifying. Yeah, and his lawyers were up there talking to Wyndham. Last Thursday at Maine justice, purportedly about executive privilege assertions over folks like Patsy baloney and pat philbin and Eric hirschman, who's a riot, by the way. I love him. More bombs per square inch than any lawyer I've seen on TV thus far. Fantastic. So it seems he seems a little DOM. He seems a little dummy. Give me the best effin advice lover up and give you. Criminal defense lawyer. How you doing? He's having some serious parties. So yeah, we just have to very carefully watch that. But you know, I'm wondering if and when he's going to make he's already made had somebody make a phone call to Merrick Garland saying, it's a nice country you got here. It's a shame if something happened to it. You know, so I'm wondering when the outreach will be if he takes these nuclear documents and said, boy, I have some interesting information on the nuclear weapon locations for England. Be a real shame if Putin found out about, you know, like when does it come?

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Kyle Mills Discusses His Newest Thriller "Oath of Loyalty"

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

01:19 min | 2 months ago

Kyle Mills Discusses His Newest Thriller "Oath of Loyalty"

"You know that Kyle mills has been a guest for many years since he took over the amazing legacy of Vince Flynn. Here's the brand new book oath of loyalty. Kyle mills is back to talk about the loyalty. Good morning Kyle, how are you? I'm good. Thank you. It is great to talk to you again. This time you're bringing out a Vince Flynn book and a Mitch rap book in the middle of the election season. So we have to do one segment on the air and not our normal two, but we'll sell this book anyway. It doesn't need much help. I want for people who are new to the show. I just picked up new stations all over the country, especially in Maine and New Hampshire. Would you tell them how you came to become the trustee of the Vince Lin legacy and how oath of loyalty is? I think you're 8 Vince Flynn, Mitch rap book. Am I right? Yeah, it is. It is the ape. Yeah, well, when Vince passed away, the family thought about, you know, whether they wanted the series to continue and whether fans wanted the series to continue. And I think overwhelmingly, people love the character, they loved Vince. And they wanted to see his legacy live on. So they went out and talked to some authors and I had been a big fan of Vince's my entire life and had written a lot of my own books. And I got lucky and ended up with the job. It's

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Ranked Choice Voting Is a Maneuver to Take Your Voice Away

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:26 min | 3 months ago

Ranked Choice Voting Is a Maneuver to Take Your Voice Away

"Well over a 100,000 Republican ballots cast. 100,000 and yet the Democrat wins. And then there's this round one, and then there's round two. It's so incredibly confusing for people. And it's that way by design. There was a 111,000 Republican votes. And this is not just isolated to Alaska. This is my personal opinion about ranked choice voting. I believe ranked choice voting is a maneuver by the American ruling class to quietly take your voice away because they're afraid of the populist people centered movement that is about to displace them from power. I believe that the ranked choice voting movement is no different than them trying to take back control of your vote and your voice and I'm going to reemphasize this. This is not just in Alaska. I'm going to tell you the states again that are already teasing some use of ranked choice voting. Maine has it in statewide use. Vermont, New York, Delaware, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, Colorado, California, and Oregon have it in local elections in some jurisdictions. And that is how they start. They start implementing it in very liberal districts. And they say, wow, this is so wonderful. Let's take it statewide.

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States That Currently Use Ranked Choice Voting

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:33 min | 3 months ago

States That Currently Use Ranked Choice Voting

"Into it. Alaska and Maine currently are the two states that use it in statewide elections, both Alaska and Maine. Now, Alaska, I believe, is the first one to go all in on Senate races and on gubernatorial races. Maine, I think this might be the first election they're doing it. I could be off. I know we have some people in Maine that listen to the program, but Maine has some form of ranked choice voting statewide. But you are starting to see movements to implement rank choice voting in other states. For example, California uses it in local elections in some jurisdictions. So does Oregon so does Colorado. So does New Mexico. So does Minnesota. So it is Michigan. Could you imagine Michigan going to rank choice voting? Donald Trump would not have won the presidential election. In 2016, if there was ranked choice voting, New York, Delaware, Maryland and Vermont. They use it in local elections in some jurisdictions. Now these states have local option for municipalities to opt in, but this is how it starts. It starts with local municipalities for some people to opt in and then they start to have ballot referendums well funded out of state money to make it statewide. And the way that they frame it is so appealing, they say, what if I told you there was a better way to vote? That the way that you are voting is antiquated and outdated, a better way to do politics to run to the middle to allow the common sense problem solvers to win, not the radical, not the radical right wingers or radical left wingers. And so

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Ranked Choice Voting Is Coming to a State Near You

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:57 min | 3 months ago

Ranked Choice Voting Is Coming to a State Near You

"Really haven't taken this nearly as seriously as they should. So we learned in Alaska recently, just last night, Sarah Palin was defeated, but she moves on to the general election in the November election ranked choice voting runoff or the four person primary there, but the Democrat who won the ranked choice voting here ends up filling the vacant Democrat seat for the next month and a half in Washington, D.C., or two months, and then they have to rerun in November. So it's not a huge loss. It's nothing that significant that regard. But it does show and it should be a warning about what rank choice voting means for our civilization for our republic and for how we select leaders. So rank choice voting. I know this is murky and it's murky by design. And I know this might not resonate with you, but I'm telling you right now, this is the most important technical thing happening right now in American politics that if we say we don't care about it, all of a sudden you are going to see moderates and Democrats win in red states and you'll be like, oh, I remember when Charlie did that segment on the voting ranked choice thing. Why don't we take it seriously then? And it's coming to a state near you. In fact, it's already implemented in several states on local elections and presidential primaries. I'm going to name every single state that already has ranked choice voting. So ranked choice voting stems from basically a college thought experiment. It stems from a bunch of kids that say, oh, we're too radical and we need to try to find the second or third place winner because deep down most people actually want the moderate to win. Now, this is nonsense. It's garbage. It also gives preference to the loser. As Ricky Bobby would say, if you are second place, you're the first loser. So the winner, the person who actually wins the most amount of votes isn't the winner in a ranked choice system if they don't get more than 50 plus percent votes. Now, I know we're going to get emails from people in Alaska that say, well, Charlie this is the way we do it here. And someone in Maine, every state has their own algorithm, might be 40% might be 50%. It's unbelievably confusing.

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Religious schools shun state funding despite Maine victory

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | 3 months ago

Religious schools shun state funding despite Maine victory

"After parents in Maine thought all the way to the Supreme Court for tuition reimbursements for religious schools only one has signed up They were demanding the state treat tuition reimbursements the same as other private schools but now religious schools have been in no rush to apply after the state attorney general said they'd have to abide by the same anti discrimination laws as other schools including those that protect LGBTQ students and faculty may attorney general Aaron Frey said the two schools involved in the lawsuit of policies that discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity The tuition reimbursement program gives them $12,000 per eligible student in taxpayer funding I'm Julie Walker

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How Chef Andrew Gruel Got Into the Culinary Business

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

00:57 sec | 3 months ago

How Chef Andrew Gruel Got Into the Culinary Business

"Tell us a little bit about your story. How did you get into this business? Tell us about what you've built and what your plans are now. Yeah, definitely. You know, I got into this business just as a first job. My parents said you got to keep working and it was 12 or 13. Washing dishes and ultimately I went to a small liberal arts college up in Maine, but realized that I loved cooking. I love food. I love finding out where food came from. So I hit the road after two years and ultimately got my culinary degree and then started working in restaurants around the country. I opened slot fish, which was a modern seafood shack in 2011. I started as a food truck, I took out a $14,000 in loans, and then I grew up the 30 locations and recently sold it. And now I'm doing the same thing with big farm pizza, two birds chicken. I got a vegetable concept that actually called butter leaf. And you know, our big thing is about feeding people. Food is the great unifier. So most of our restaurants, we give away 100% free meals to all veterans and we also feed kids kids always eat for free at our restaurants. That's

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Is This the End of the Cheney Political Dynasty?

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:21 min | 3 months ago

Is This the End of the Cheney Political Dynasty?

"Been a couple families that have ruled American Republican politics over the last couple decades. The Bush family, the McCain's, the rockefellers, the romneys, and the cheneys. They all get along very well, and there's pockets of this country, teton county, Wyoming, otherwise known as Jackson all Wyoming. Can he bunk port Maine? That just seemed to be dominated by that type of Republican Aspen Colorado being in other place as well. Will the McCain establishment in Arizona suffered a major loss two weeks ago. It is hard to see how they'll ever be able to get back to political relevancy in Arizona. Top and bottom all throughout the ballot. The bushes have suffered loss after loss can Paxton soundly defeated. Bush in the attorney general primary race. And tonight, you very, well, might see the end of a political dynasty as far as elected office goes until she runs for Congress in Virginia, which is really her home seat, which I think she'll do very soon. Liz Cheney, running in a primary in Wyoming against Harriet hagerman. One of the most important races of 2022 until the midterms is happening tonight. If

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It's Not Easy Being a Radio Star

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

02:06 min | 4 months ago

It's Not Easy Being a Radio Star

"21 minutes after the hour America continue my conversation with the legendary Dodger broadcaster Vin Scully. And sky, how hard is it to get that first gig in broadcast? Well, again, fake play the hand. There was a lovely girl on the campus who was a friend of mine, not a girlfriend, but a friend named McGee, marguerite Clark, and marguerite said, I will type up letters and we'll send them out to radio stations, and I said, okay, let's start from Maine to Florida. And so we had a big book called a broadcast magazine, and it listed all of the stations that you addressed the East Asian managers name, et cetera, and she began typing up the letters, and we came to Washington, D.C., WTO, a.m. and FM, which is a 50,000 watt station. That's the major league. It doesn't get any bigger and brighter than that. So I said to McGee as we called her, McGee, we better skip that. That's too big a station. And to date the story, she said, look, it's only going to cost another three cents stamp. So we put a three cent stamp on this 50,000 watt station letter, mailed it off, and I received a lot of answers from other stations basically saying no job or listen pal. This is a big station and you're coming off a college campus station, which it was not. It was an FM station. But anyway, WTO P said please send an audition disk. So I sent a disk down containing the various bits and pieces of on air broadcast and the next thing I know I received a phone call and the phone call said we would be interested in meeting you, we don't hire anyone site unseen. So I went down to Washington or auditioned again live and got the job. That is

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Bipartisan compromise bill would restore abortion rights

AP News Radio

00:48 sec | 4 months ago

Bipartisan compromise bill would restore abortion rights

"I Mike rossia reporting there's a bipartisan compromise bill in the Senate that would restore abortion rights Four senators have introduced bipartisan legislation to restore abortion access following the Supreme Court decision to overturn roe V wade The legislation was introduced by Democrats Tim kaine of Virginia and kyrsten sinema of Arizona and Republican senator Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska The legislation would prohibit most state regulations that prevent abortion access before fetal viability State restrictions would be permitted as long as the mother's life is protected The bill is not expected to pass and it's unlikely to even be brought to a vote But backers say the legislation is intended to signal to state legislatures and the public that a majority of the U.S. Senate supports codifying roe Mike Gracia Washington

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Democrats Are Willing to Sacrifice the Constitution for Their Agenda

The Doug Collins Podcast

01:44 min | 4 months ago

Democrats Are Willing to Sacrifice the Constitution for Their Agenda

"Going to play a clip here from representative Sicily, who is actually the sponsor of this assault weapon, man. He's very blunt. He used a strong language, but he had just flat out says, I don't care about your constitutional argument. Take a listen. So spam me the. About constitutional rights. The gentleman. No, I will not. And I'm not going to yield for my entire 5 minutes so don't ask again. Wow. I mean, is there any doubt? I mean, Democrats are willing to sacrifice the constitutional amendments that we have. If they don't fit their political agenda, this is the problem that we've had all along, especially with this court in this past cycle in particular, this past month, when you had court rulings in the school choice case up in Maine, you had it in the school prayer or the prayer case with a coach Kennedy case. You had it in the gun case out of New York. And you had it, of course, in the Hobbes decision out of Mississippi, in which you roe versus wade was overturned. Now, this is just a recurring theme when they don't like what is happening. The jobs in case and others here, when they don't like what is happening, they just tend to blame the court. They blame the interpretation. They don't like the amendments. You know, the court is now an activist court because it doesn't fit their agenda. Now when it was an activist court implementing roe V wade when it was an activist court, you know, defining the separation, this wall of separation in the defining of the free expression and the establishment clause in the First Amendment, they didn't know have any problem with that. But when it's done fit their agenda, they don't like it.

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"maine" Discussed on NPR's Business Story of the Day

NPR's Business Story of the Day

03:48 min | 6 months ago

"maine" Discussed on NPR's Business Story of the Day

"Supply chain delays are squeezing loggers in Maine. The challenges began two years ago, but now inflation poses tough questions for the industry. Nicole ogre, from Maine public radio, has the story. Jim Robbins worries about the rising cost of paying his employees and powering his white pine sawmill near the main coast. But what really keeps him up at night is what he'll do if the independent loggers he relies on can't bring him the wood he needs to run his mill. We grow trees really well in the state of Maine, but you've got to have the people to go out and cut that wood and bring it to the mills. And you can have a great lumber mill, but you're not going to have a great lumber mill if you don't have the loggers out there to bring that wood to the mills. The price of diesel has doubled within the last year. It's now more than $6 a gallon in Maine. Robbins is helping truckers cover some fuel costs. And he says he's paying more now for the logs and fiber that is independent contractors bring to his mill. And while most mills in Maine are now paying a bonus to offset the cost of fuel, the last 6 months of volatility and supply chain challenges have forced some loggers to question whether they'll continue on in the business. For Thomas Douglas, there isn't much of a choice. He usually looks forward to the end of spring when the dirt roads dry up and independent loggers like himself returned to the Woods. Usually when we're getting ready to roll stuff out of the garage and just like a kid in a candy store, I want to see things get back to work. I want to see guys get back to work. But this spring, everything is more expensive. It was the least I ever looked forward to going back to work after my season. I guess let's put that way. Douglas estimates the cost of running his business has gone up between 20 and 30% over the last two years. And especially in the last 6 months. But he is back in the Woods, checking on his crew that's clearing white birch and other trees for pulpwood. That machine right there, I was told the other day by the common dealer I bought that machine from. I don't know if it was worth it or not, but it cost was another $80,000 higher a year later. On a machine that was plenty expensive in the first place. Like Robbins, some mills in Maine are paying slightly more now for raw fiber. Let's help, but the volatility has forced loggers to scale back their operations, retire, or leave the industry altogether. Says Dana Duran, the executive director of the professional logging contractors of Maine. And some aren't returning to the Woods at all this spring. They have either shut down. Seeing employees leave for greener pastures and they haven't been able to replace them, so they don't, or they've moved into other occupations. They are trucking other commodities. They might be trucking water or their trucking finished lumber. Or they're clearing land for developers to build new solar farms. Forest economists believe the market will eventually adjust, and more mills will need to pay more for wood. If they don't, luggers will leave the business, which economists say could have a lasting effect on Maine's forest industry. But for Douglas, he is too young to retire at age 32. He might sell one of his logging machines that sitting in the garage if he can't find and hire the crews to operate it. But it's too soon to leave the business behind. Challenging as it is. I would say it's surviving, definitely not thriving, but surviving and probably just that. Whatever happens to the industry, Douglass just hopes it stays strong enough to eventually entice his young sons into the business. For NPR news, I'm Nicole lisco, in parkman, Maine..

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"maine" Discussed on 60-Second Science

60-Second Science

06:47 min | 10 months ago

"maine" Discussed on 60-Second Science

"And this area where we've got the solar panels and among the blueberry plants, up there is more open, we still have stone walls in there and some rock piles, but most of the land is just open for the blueberry production. When it comes to raising blueberries, Paul sweetland has seen it all. I've been doing blueberries basically my whole life. And it's been amazing to see how we've changed our cultural practices over time. Sweetland farms, Maine's low bush blueberries, the tiny, wild blueberries, the state is famous for. In fact, Maine is the only state in the country where wild blueberries are commercially harvested. You can buy them in grocery stores from Hawaii to Texas to Alaska. They're about half the size of conventional blueberries, but with twice the antioxidants and even more flavor. The way back probably 30 years ago, prune in method was burning. So we used to come in and burn the whole originally and we all used hand rakes. We won't be able to use them in here, but we have the tractor harvesters. There's still a lot of blueberries to buy ahead, but there's fewer fewer people willing to work that hard. Sweetland has tried every farming technique. He knows what works best. But for the 2022 harvest, things are going to be different. Last summer, David Dickey, the farm's owner, partnered with blue wave solar to build an array of nearly 11,000 solar panels directly over top of his farm. They cover 12 of the 30 total acres. It's just interesting to be a new challenge. Basically what we're going to do is work between the roads. Now the construction stand now we can come in and do what needs to be done for the bluebirds. This unique farm is just one example of a burgeoning industry known as agrivoltaics. Placing solar panels on productive agriculture land. Pilot farms like this are springing up all over the country. Hoping to show how collecting sunlight on farms might improve agriculture and offer farmers a second source of income. But it is still too early to know how well it will work. We're trying to figure out exactly what it would take to shift from growing in a field landscape where there's no obstruction. It's just a big field of blueberries. Lily calderwood is the university of Maine's extensions expert in wild blueberries. And then in this situation, there are rows of solar panels. So it's really shifting from a field crop to a row crop, which is a big shift to make. Shading the plans and conserving water may potentially improve crop productivity. But no one knows for sure because it's never been done before. Calderwood is determined to find out. The end result may be that some growers do find that it is worth it to grow berries underneath the panels. She is heading a four year research project, funded for the first year by blue wave solar, to see if blueberries can thrive in the shade of a solar array. This past year was the prune year. So no crop was harvested. And then next year, there will be a crop harvested and the following year will be another prune year. Then the fourth year would be another crop year. So ideally we would have two crop seasons of data to collect at a total of four years. Calderwood is monitoring soil quality, moisture, and crop productivity at the farm. She hopes to create a new set of farming rules for power and produce marriage. Alan Knapp and ecologist at Colorado state university has already seen successful agrivoltaics projects in Colorado grasslands used for cattle grazing. To meet the first barrier to overcome is can it be done? Biologically, can it be done physically? Can it be done? And then the next barrier would be adoption. How do you condense people who own the lands to be willing to change the way they've done things in the past? And integrate, for example, energy generation. Luckily, for sweetland, blueberries aren't grazing animals, bushes can't bump up against and break the solar panels. And recently, climate unpredictability is already a motivating factor. In 2020, Maine blueberry yields dropped by 50% because of frosts in May in June, followed by a statewide drought. For this farm, a second reliable income stream could really come in handy. But not everyone is on board. Some people feel that farmland should remain farmland and why would not put the solar panels on a building or over a parking lot space that's already industrial. But solar panels require a lot of area to generate power and effectively replace fossil fuels. There must be many panels tightly packed together to maximize energy output. They also require unrestricted access to the sun, which is not always possible in a populated area. Where are we going to put all this energy? So there's a lot of interest and motivation behind finding ways to have clean energy in Maine farmers and wild blueberry farmers have a place in that space. We're just trying to figure out where that might be. Ellen napp in Colorado would like to see more farmers give this approach a try. He says that if it works, it could be an important strategy to help the U.S. meet renewable energy goals. As you can use the scorched earth approach where you just put the solar panels in as dense as you can to optimize energy generation and you essentially assume the ecosystem underneath is not going to be valuable. Or you can try and integrate the two to maintain aspects of both. And I really think that's hopefully I think that's the future. And we have the ability to colocate energy generation and natural ecosystem services. Over the winter, sweet limb will check on the blueberry bushes from time to time. But the real work will begin in the spring when you harvest the first crop grown under solar panels. When asked if he thinks the blueberries will thrive or even survive with the solar panels, sweetland says I'm not sure where I stand that way. Time will tell. Thanks for listening for scientific American 62nd science. I'm Teresa Carey..

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"maine" Discussed on The Scathing Atheist

The Scathing Atheist

01:57 min | 1 year ago

"maine" Discussed on The Scathing Atheist

"Government may not prefer one particular sect or branch of Christianity to another. It may nevertheless generally prefer religion to irreligion as a neutral matter. All right, so at the risk of setting you up with an answerless question here other than like talking Supreme Court Justices into take it up dangerous hobbies like bungee jumping what could we as activists do to mitigate this trend? Well, at the risk of losing both of us some patriots. Let me monologue and soapbox for about 30 seconds here, right? This is a binary existential question, right? Lots of Democrats are not great on church state separation, right? Stephen breyer, not great on the separation of church and state. Nevertheless, every single Republican is aligned with, if not personally a theocrat. And so what you can do is get out and vote for Democrats even when they disappoint you, even when they don't live up to abolishing all student loans or whatever else is on your pet list of things that you and I would like Joe Biden to do. But here's the reality of the situation. We are at the precipice, right? If the numbers that are where they are now continue into 2022, we will lose the Senate, Mitch McConnell has then said that he will hold no more judicial hearings. From 2022 to 2024. And that means that they will steal Stephen breyers Supreme Court seat if he has an actuarially approved incident over the next two and a half years. It means that we will do nothing.

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"maine" Discussed on The Scathing Atheist

The Scathing Atheist

04:58 min | 1 year ago

"maine" Discussed on The Scathing Atheist

"God math didn't even make the fucking list, huh? No. No. Yeah, you might think, but no. To be a teacher at Bangor Christian schools, one must affirm that he or she is a born again Christian who knows the lord Jesus Christ as savior every employee must be born again and must be an active tie thing member. I like that they audit you, right? Of a Bible believing church. Oh, BCS will not hire teachers who identify as a gender other than on their original birth certificates, nor will it hire homosexual teachers. Now again, that comes directly from the briefs. I would have put that a little differently. But that is undisputed what BCS Bangor Christian schools stands for. Temple academy is an integral ministry and an extension of the center point community church. It's governing body as center points board of deacons, TA will not admit a child who lives in a two father or two mother family. Jesus Christ, TA will not admit a student who is homosexual, though there are students presently enrolled who quote struggle with homosexuality, a child who identifies with a gender that is different than what is listed on the child's original birth certificate would not be eligible for admission. I could go through, but yeah, these are disciples of Ken ham. These are young earth creationist hardcore fundamentalist anti LGBTQ nightmare schools. And the question is not, can your tax dollars be given to them? The answer that's already yes, right? And talk about what you do about that. The answer is must your tax dollars be given to them. And this Supreme Court is on a collision course with, yes, you must fund these schools with your tax dollars. And if you would ask, hey, how might Alexander Hamilton feel about that? Go fuck yourself. So, all right, so maybe this is just stupidly naively hopeful in the assumption that a rule might apply to a fucking religious institution. But couldn't the legislators in May just craft a new law that says, okay, it can be religious, but you have to hire gay people. By giving them the state grant money, could that force these religious schools to abide by all of the if you receive state tax money you must ex type of regulations? Yes, so a that would almost certainly run afoul of and B this Supreme Court is doing its best to roll back employment division versus Smith and Reed back into the constitution as currently understood. So yeah, I mean, what would happen is if the Supreme Court says, you sorry, you've got to include crazy creationist academy number 7 on your list of approved schools. The main legislature meets and says, all right, any school receiving tax dollars must abide by the main human rights law, which among other things prevents discrimination in hiring firing on the basis of gender sexual orientation gender identity. They could pass that law and then crazy creationist academy number 7 would just petition for a reasonable accommodation to the law to comport with its sincerely held belief that, you know, gay people are icky. Wow. All right, so I guess the real question here, because as I said before, the record, I think a lot of this. And the reason why I wanted to really highlight this case is because there's a death by a thousand cuts thing happening to the separation of church and state. And I think the most important question now is where on the slippery slope, are we? Right? Like granted, we're going to fall into nicely mulched tires at the bottom, but assuming that the court overturns this law, like what's the next step in the liberty council playbook? Yeah, the next step is explicitly overturning. You know, having as the question presented on certiorari to the Supreme Court, B, that the Supreme Court aired and should revisit and reverse its decision in employment division versus Smith, that notoriously leftist Antonin Scalia opinion. And so we will be left with the de facto incorporation of riffer into the First Amendment as a constitutional right. And then the next step from there is a direct endorsement of the principle that by the way, as far as I can tell, has a majority of votes already on the Supreme Court. And that is the accommodationist viewpoint of the separation of church and state and that view is that what separation of church and state means is that.

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"maine" Discussed on The Scathing Atheist

The Scathing Atheist

07:10 min | 1 year ago

"maine" Discussed on The Scathing Atheist

"Support operating a public high school in that school district, right? Gotcha. So and this is the, if you take only one thing away from this entire interview, this is the one that I want you to bold underline. In a policy that has been in existence since 1980, right? A policy that predates PacMan and the Commodore 64, right? The state legislature of Maine looked at the problem and said, well, we can't have like half of our kids not graduate from high school. So here's what we're going to do. We're going to have a tax subsidy program that says if you live in a school district that does not operate a high school. And only if you live in one of those school districts. Then we will give you tax credits to attend a private school in that school district, right? But again, only if you're in one that doesn't have a public school because in that case, the private schools essentially taking the place of having, you know, of having us have to build things we can't afford, which include a separate public high school in that particular district. And because of course, in order to qualify, that public school has to be a non sectarian, right? Religiously neutral does not teach creationism does not teach that the earth is 6000 years old, right? Like it's got to be a replacement for the public school system. And that system in Maine has worked for 40 years. But just like, you know, drumming up conservative activists to go into challenge the handgun ban in the District of Columbia, which had been in place for about 40 years at that time when they dug up the guy in D.C. versus Heller. Heller, I believe, was his name. Conservative activists have looked at main and gone. Okay, well, you know, now the only thing that's different, right? Like the reliance interests are the same. The state of Maine seems to be super happy with this outcome. But what's different is we got a whole bunch of conservative activists on the Supreme Court. So now, 41 years later, we're going to challenge that policy as discriminating against parents who live in one of those school districts, but want to send their kid to the creationist school instead of to the local private but non sectarian school. So that's this case. And by the way, every case that every court that has heard this has been like, get out of here. Right. That's my legal opinion. Yeah, so yeah, we're basically every lower court understands constitutionality better than the Supreme Court at this point, more or less. So yeah, go figure. So for the listeners that don't follow the court as closely as me and certainly don't follow this closely as you where are we in terms of the process on this case? Yeah, so this is a super easy case. It was it was brought at the trial court level and the trout court said there is very, very clear governing precedent here from the Supreme Court. And that case is a case called lock versus Davey from 2004. And you I'm sure will remember this, but some of the listeners may also remember this. Locke versus Davey was the reason I was confident Trinity Lutheran was going to go the other way. Right? This was a 7 two decision from 2004. It's a rehnquist decision, right? Like, again, not a crazy liberal nut job, right? This was the Supreme Court saying that a Washington program that publicly funded scholarships for kids to go to college could reasonably exclude those who would use their scholarship on pastoral ministries, right? So that was the issue at lock in lock versus Devi and the state of Washington was like, look, we only have so much money to go around. We want to foster public education. We certainly do not want to discriminate in favor of religion. So what we're going to say is you can use our Washington state public scholarships on anything you want so long as you know, use it on worshipful theology and pastoral ministries. By the way, actual language from that decision, right? Like it was, don't take public tax dollars and use them in a way that is narrow sectarian. And sectarian is the religious equivalent of partisan. It is not just religious, but like only a specific subset of that. Right, right, yeah, it's not like studying the history of religion was excluded. Yeah. Yeah, that were philosophy of religion. That would have been all of those would have been perfectly fine. And again, that principle. I struggle for words for this because these are free exercise cases. Like we began kind of with in making reference to the lemon test where we should be on this, which is, is it permissible, right? Like if the Washington state scholarship had gone the other way. Is it permissible for the state of Washington to take your tax dollars and give it to a kid who's going to give it to a theology to a seminary for a degree in worshipful theology? And the answer to that should be no. The answer to that at our current Supreme Court level is not not only yes. That's fine, right? Zelman versus Simmons Harris. Is it permissible to take public tax dollars and give it to a school that teaches creationism? According to Zelman versus Simmons Harris, the answer to that is yes. That's ridiculous. We should be fighting on that turf. We're not. We've got to give up that battleground for now. Now they're asking the opposite, which is, is it permissible to for a state for the people in a state to get together and go on, please don't take our tax dollars and give it over to the institute for creation research. And there are, as far as I can tell, 6 votes on the Supreme Court. Maybe as many as 8 for no. That you're being unfair to religious people if you draw that line. And yeah, you're muttered exclamation of the breath is the minimum response that's appropriate. Well, so and let's be super clear about what we're talking about, because we're not talking about a school that just, you know, has a religion class in addition to all the other. Like we're talking about schools that in this case in Maine and this particular case, some of the schools that are suing our schools that teach that homosexuality is evil that they wouldn't hire a teachers, they teach creationism. That's what they're talking about giving state tax dollars too. Yeah, the two schools and again, I'm going to read directly from the Supreme Court briefs here. So the two schools at issue are Bangor Christian schools..

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"maine" Discussed on The Scathing Atheist

The Scathing Atheist

07:18 min | 1 year ago

"maine" Discussed on The Scathing Atheist

"Intro, Noah. You know, someday I'm gonna have you on because the Supreme Court did something right. I swear. We call that 2015. But always always a pleasure to be on even if the reasons therefore are less than desirable. How are you doing today? I'm doing a good all things considered. So let's take a look at this one. The question at the heart of this case is about state funding for religious schools. So before we get into the specifics, I want to establish where we are now and how we got there. Because I feel like a lot of listeners are under the naively optimistic impression that giving tax dollars to religious schools was just like already unconstitutional all by itself, but that's not the case, correct. Yeah. So that position, although it is the position if you care that was subscribed to by a super majority of the founding fathers, for some reason, are heavily originalist Supreme Court does not care at all about that fact when evaluating the First Amendment right now. That position, which also happens to be my position, seems to me to be the very clear, bright line as to how governments may assist churches and religious institutions without running afoul of the First Amendment would be totally okay for, you know, the fire department to put out a fire at your local church, totally not okay to take your tax dollars, put them in a bag, then reach into the bag and grab that money and hand it over to the church. This was such a non controversial opinion that 37 states amended their constitution in the 19th century to make that explicitly clear that that also violated the policy at the state level, right? Like, you know, this is this this used to not be a difficult position to argue. It has, as I said, zero votes on the Supreme Court right now. Wow. There is a proposition that has, as far as I can tell, one vote on the Supreme Court, that's one I have explained on the show before, and that is called the lemon test. And the lemon test comes from a Supreme Court case called lemon versus kurtzman. And the idea is that it's set forth a three pronged test to determine if a particular policy violates the establishment clause. And a policy must meet all three of these prongs in order to be constitutional, right? So number one, it must not have the primary purpose of advancing or inhibiting religion. It can't be intended to be a thumb on the scale for religion. Number two, it must not have the primary effect of advancing or inhibiting religion. And number three, it must not excessively entangle the government with religion. As I've said that, that vote has, as far as I can tell, one vote on the Supreme Court right now. It is more expansive, right? It would allow government to give some money to churches, but not enough that, you know, it kind of made a difference. In 2002, the Supreme Court took on a case called Zelman versus Simmons Harris, which involved a Cleveland's school vouchers program, which is a direct effort to take money out of state and local tax dollars and give it away to churches. And inexplicably the Supreme Court said, yeah, that's totally fine. That was a school vouchers program. And how that was squared with the lemon test is don't ask don't ask don't tell. Don't look too closely. That position, I think, has three votes on the Supreme Court right now, right? And when I'm counting up the votes, I want you to understand the one vote that we know that we have for the lemon test, right? Not even historical separation of church and state is justice Sotomayor, right? She was in the dissent in the Trinity Lutheran case, which we're about to discuss. And people forget that that was a 7 two case, the other justice in dissent was Ruth Bader Ginsburg who was no longer on the court. Kagan and breyer joined with the howler monkeys in that. So we have, you know, it's sort of easy to say, you know, a 6 three conservative Supreme Court. But on religious freedom issues, it's 8 to one. And that's really, really a terrible starting point. And then I just alluded to the Trinity Lutheran decision. That was we've talked about this at length on my show on your show in the atheist community, but that was for some reason it was unconstitutional discrimination it violated the free exercise clause. Yeah. For the state of Missouri to say that a program for repaving children's playgrounds could not exclude exclusively Christian schools. That was the case that I was really confident would go the other way because the facts were so bad and I was wrong for not the first and not the last time. Okay, so let me just offer sort of the layman's understanding on both of those. As I understand it, the justification such as it is in these Zelman V Simmons Harris case was all about how every dollar is voluntary all along every step of the way. That was sort of the fig leafs that they put over that. And the fig leaf over Trinity Lutheran was the idea that the money wasn't going to the religious parts of this church. But rather, the secular parts, right? Is that accurate? You have correctly stated the arguments for the other side. Yes. Okay. So we're tearing away those fig leafs as the key here, I think. So and I realized what a bizarrely eclectic panoply of expertise I expect of you. So apologies in advance for this one. But what can you tell me about rural schooling in Maine? Weirdly, I can tell you an awful lot. And I should not be able to do this. The reason that folks like me are delving into what the structure of Maine's public schooling is like, is because as a spoiler, the very best that I think we can hope for as an outcome in this case. Carson versus Macon is an incredibly narrow ruling that is tailored to the specific idiosyncrasies of what life is like in Maine. So what's life it like in Maine, this is kind of weird to think about because, you know, you sort of chalk up mane's electoral votes for the Democrats. A not true, right? That there's a congressional district that's gone for Trump in the past two elections. They occasionally elect lunatic governors. Maine is a very, very small state in terms of population, but a relatively large state in terms of geography, right? So there are no cities in Maine and don't send us hate mail, right? All right, Bangor. We love you..

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"maine" Discussed on The Scathing Atheist

The Scathing Atheist

05:26 min | 1 year ago

"maine" Discussed on The Scathing Atheist

"I want them to be afraid. That's true. I want them to be afraid that this is actually a homeless guy that we hired, but he's not really, but he's an operative. That's what I want them to think. Yeah. That is what they think. That's good. There you go. Nailed it. Mission. And in lizard of Oz news, if you were trying to think of human beings who have done the most harm to public health and safety over the past decade, doctor mehmet Oz is almost certainly in your top 5. Yeah. This pseudoscience pushing astrology endorsing quack has pushed out more misinformation than a Trump you're a press secretary. And now, because he's going for some kind of evil Triple Crown, I guess. He's running for the GOP nomination for senator in Pennsylvania. But Christians aren't sold, not because of that pseudoscience slang bad jittery. It's 'cause he's kind of Muslim to Muslim. Yep. No, okay, I get what you're saying, but pseudoscience lying bat shitter Y, that's a pretty solid TLDR for the Quran. And the Bible. And just about every holy book I'm aware of. Genuinely religious is definitely suspect when I'm evaluating candidate for office for sure. There, counterpoint, we've got a few Muslims working in the capitol building. That's all the more often Marjorie Taylor green preemptively dives under her desk. Pros and cons. She's not there under my system either, but that's true. So the source of this suspicion comes from an article on charisma news titled why Christians should be leery of this celebrity 2022 said senatorial candidate. They make no mention of his pseudoscientific pursuits, except they do mention that he supported hydroxychloroquine as a cure for COVID. Diddy. But I'm pretty sure they mean that as a good thing. Instead, they spend the entire article mentioning that he was raised Muslim three times 425 words. Oh Jesus, Christ. So how fucked up is that we've even reached a point where celebrity candidate isn't considered sufficient reason to be leery of them. Right? Yeah. And they're fine. While the charisma article does begrudgingly admit that he's a Christian now because of his wife, that doesn't stop them from shitting on his church for being all hippy dippy and welcoming. Quote, the church's website says it's an open minded forward looking Christian church. Drawing its faiths from the Bible as illuminated by the teachings of Emmanuel swedenburg, 1688 to 1772. If you have serious questions about traditional Christian theology, yet wish to explore the deeper aspects of the Bible and the Christian faith, we may be what you're looking for. Hold on, the accidental use of yet there is. If you have serious questions about Christian theology, yet, you still want to be Chris. It's way too honest by accident. I love that. Yeah, continuing the quote, we worship a God of unconditional love whose warmth and light can deepen your inner life and give direction to your spiritual journey. And you can just tell by putting that quote in the article, the authors at charisma want the Raiders to be like, well, that doesn't sound like no Christianity to me. Right. Yes, exactly. I love though that they have their colleague to be a forward looking church this past 250 year old theological interpretation. Jumbo shrimp has nothing on religion. I don't even know what does that as an exemplar. They literally have the year 1688 to 1772 written down and they're like, we're the future. We are the future. Very modern. We're the bleeding edge. One other thing, they also warn readers that he practices transcendental meditation and reiki, which are, you know, not from the United States. Quote also his dad was a Muslim, a Muslim Y Muslims. So, yeah, I think we all know what we need to do convince a bunch of Americans that Trump is a Muslim by 2024. We know how easily they fall for Photoshop, get on it. And we can do this. Yeah. It's just a sharpie, so easy. And finally tonight. A Catholic diocese in Italy is dealing with a severe irony crisis this week. After bishop Antonio stallion went to a holiday festival and told an audience for the kids that Santa Claus is not real. Now, the diocese is doing its best to explain that it's super mean to point out the fakeness of the fake thing that people believe in, except you have to eventually tell them because otherwise that that's crazy. You have to tell them about the fake thing. But if you do it too early and the people are extremely childish, you might make them cry and then fuck you, I did hear it. Yes, I did. Okay, I'm just saying a man in a golden hat should never try to disabuse anybody of any thing. Those Jenga blocks are right underneath you, my dude. Yeah. Right underneath. Yeah. But okay, but for real, though, of all the reasons that Italian bishops have ever made a bunch of kids cry, this is the best one, right? We shouldn't lose track of that. Yep. This.

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"maine" Discussed on The Scathing Atheist

The Scathing Atheist

03:01 min | 1 year ago

"maine" Discussed on The Scathing Atheist

"Favors anytime they call upon them. They just don't, but they don't do that. Seems legit. It's bootstraps gumption America. They're doing it themselves. That's right. Yeah, a job creators. Back to blue. Also, the survey asked people how important religion is to them and only 41% answered very. That's down from like well over 50 as recently as 2015. The number in the not very not at all category, which was presented together in this report is all the hell way up to 33%. Okay, then like why are they doing it? Are they fans of losing their Sunday mornings? Let's not mistake Christian for churchgoer, right? The number for the first time ever, we saw surveys a couple of weeks ago that said that church membership is down below half in the country. Of course, just like the last 23 of these surveys that we've talked about on the show, I should emphasize that this does not equal a rise in self identified atheists cowards. Even if it does mean a Ryzen de facto atheist at least atheists make up about 4% of the population and agnostics are another 5%, those numbers have been more or less steady for like 5 years now. Now, in a sense, that's pretty good considering that I've read about 600 obituaries for atheism in that time. And it's a huge fucking number when you consider all the non Christian religions combined only account for like 6% of the population. But we're still working hard to shift a few more of those nuns and identifying as atheists. Unfortunately, a lot of prominent atheists seem to be working equally hard in the opposite direction, so which is why, from now on, we hear it's scathing atheist would appreciate it if you all would start referring to us as the new atheist leadership. No, you got kicked out of a safe way today for putting grapes down your pants. Today. Yes, but I did it non transphobic. Atheist. Okay. Leadership. That's better. You are qualified. Atheist leadership. And in Canadian gay. News. Jesus Christ. Thank you. Yikes. Just do your story. There you go. Sometimes when I'm scrolling through the story choice this week to week, I think about the parallel universe where our podcast is based in Canada. I own plaid shirts and a wood shopping axe. Lucinda has a French accent instead of a southern one and way more often than in this universe we get to report on good news. Which is the case once again this week as we're pleased to announce that Canadian government has finally passed a bill banning conversion therapy. So it gives a first of all that accent is not French. It's French Canadian, totally different. But secondly, how sad is it that the closest we get to good news in our line of work is like bad news not happening anymore. It's what it is, I guess. Yep. Also, I don't think you should.

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"maine" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

The Amateur Traveler Podcast

07:43 min | 1 year ago

"maine" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

"With 18 other strangers. Well, in Maine, so if you do something like when we think of going sailing if you're going sailing down in the Caribbean, it's no problem you just jump into the water once a day or something like that and then have a little water to wash you off. I'm assuming that you didn't spend a lot of time jumping into penobscot bay. No, the chef cook one day. He was such a character. He was from Austin, Texas and his name was nails. Well, he climbed up high and did the most perfect swan dive off of the deck into the water. And then we had one of the travelers, he was a big swimmer, so on the day that we had our shore lobster bag, he actually put his swim trunks on, and he swam all the way to the island and back. But for the rest of you, a little colder. Yes, the rest of us did not swim. It's true. But the bathroom situation was not an issue. Okay. Well, in terms of distance, as I look at a map you probably never got more than 20, 25 miles from where you started. So this is not an endurance race sort of thing where you're trying to get a long way away. That is absolutely correct. One of the wonderful things we were given when we arrived in our cabin was this lovely map of the penobscot bay and all about our trip and all of the islands. And at the end of the trip, captain Garth would draw with a sharpie pen entire route and where we stopped for the night and then he signed them for us. And I still have that right now right here beside me. And we did not go far. It is true. But it doesn't matter. It's the experience of sailing and the breeze on your face and what you're looking at is what matters. Not how fast or far that you go. Well, and as I recall and I might be wrong about this, one of the reasons why the name of the company is main wind jammer is that when they started this and because the companies at least 20 years old, I don't remember how long they've been around. But there was a company that did Caribbean cruises called win chamber and we have an episode on it, way, way back in the archive. It's probably in the year one of amateur traveler because we did that for my 40th birthday. They're unfortunately a company that's no longer in business after the man who founded it died his sons couldn't keep it running. It was a little different experience than this because it was a sale assisted ship. I mean, it had big sales, but it also did have a motor. Very different too because we were cruising bigger distances and we would actually raise the sales at sunset and then they'd cruise through the night while we slept. So you're doing very, very different when you're doing all your sailing during the day. Obviously better for a photographer if you want to actually get pictures of the ship in the sails. Yes, that's true. I did get some spectacular photographs. No, I believe the main wind jammer association is the only windjammer association or the biggest one in the U.S. at the moment. Could be could be I can't think of another one right now, so somebody is going to write me and tell me I'm wrong. So I'm looking forward to that. Excellent. Sharon, is there anything else we want to talk about before we start to wrap this up? Let's see. I would say the best thing about this winter cruise for me was the sunsets. They were spectacular. And every evening, that was the highlight of our early evening. Everyone on deck watching it unfold. And the wind blowing through my hair and inhaling the purse sea air and seeing the millions of stars at night from the deck in the quiet. It was a renewal for the soul. Well, and you don't have a lot of room in your cabin so you need to pack with some care. One thing you packed that you were really glad you brought and one thing was a waste of space. Let's see. Too many clothes was the way to face it. Sure. It doesn't matter what you wear. You might go to bed in your clothes and wake up and have your coffee and before you know it half the morning's gone and you haven't be changed. So too many clothes for one thing. I knew that there were no air conditioning and I didn't know what the weather was going to be. So I packed a fan. Well, that was really silly. Number one, I didn't need it. Number two, it took a valuable space. There was a plug in the room for a CPAP machine. You can take CPAP machines is one word for so you know that's possible. But there was no room to set up the fan anyway. No, I could imagine not a lot of clear horizontal surfaces. Excellent. You were standing in the prettiest spot. From the whole trip, where are you standing? What are you looking at? I am at the bow. Part of the fun of this experience was you can be as involved or not that you wanted to be. So we got to hoist the sales. We got to lower the anchor. We got to go to the helm and steer the ship. But my favorite place was right above in front of the anchor. It made like a little bench. And I would go up there with my coffee and in my own little seat at the very bow, I felt like I was in the Titanic movie and it was really up there at the back. Yes. Yes. And I was rose. I could raise my arms and so that's my very favorite spot. Excellent. And one thing that makes you laugh and say only on a wind jammer cruise. The lobsters at the lobster bag. Do you know we had 60 lobsters? Oh my. For 20 guests and one guest 8, 5 lobsters. Oh my goodness. I mean, where in the world with the cost of a lobster seam lobster dinner? Can you imagine, well, yes, please, I'll have another. And then at the end of that experience, the crew picked out the meat and the next day we had the most fabulous lobster bisque that was even better than the steamed lobsters the night before. So that's only on a wind jammer cruise. Excellent. And if you had to summarize the experience in just three words, what three words would you use, Sharon? I would say, unplug unwind and relax. Excellent. I feel like you have thought about those for your article here. Yes, they are in my story. Now your articles are not out yet. Where are we going to find them when they come out? Hopefully. I will be publishing a piece and go nomad travel. It's an online travel magazine about the main maritime history and the history of the Lewis are French because it is a historic national landmark. The oldest gunner in America. And then I'm going to be writing for a Dallas magazine with an online presence called FYI 50 plus all about my main win jam or experience and why you should take one. Excellent. And max from go nomad has been on the show himself if you want to hear max tell a story you can listen to the old episode we did on Sardinia. And Sharon when that gets published, eventually it may end up on sharing Kurt's dot com, but it's not going to be there right away, but you'll let us know when you have written about it there.

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"maine" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

The Amateur Traveler Podcast

07:17 min | 1 year ago

"maine" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

"Amateur traveler episode 779. Today batten down the hatches and raised the main solid we're going to do a different type of episode with no fixed itinerary as we head down east to do a main wind jammer cruise. Welcome to the amateur traveler I'm your host Chris Christensen. Let's go sailing in Maine. I'd like to welcome to the show Sharon kurz Sharon Kurtz is a travel writer. You can find her work at Sharon K Kurtz dot com. And Sharon has come to talk to us about a win jammer cruise in Maine, Sharon welcome to the show. Thank you so much for having me. And when we talk about a win jammer cruise, first of all, what are we talking about? Well, this is a tall ship in Maine along the coast that travels only by the winds. There is no motor at all on this cruise. And what's your connection with main wind shimmer? Well, I am a travel writer. And I was invited by the main wind chamber association to take this one week cruise with the Lewis R French the oldest wind jammer sailing vessel in America, and I jumped at the chance. Well, and when Sharon wrote to me and talked to me about this cruise, my only hesitation was that if I had her on the show to tell you about this cruise, then they wouldn't invite me and it really honestly made me pause. But Sharon, why do you think people should take a win jammer crews? It is a vacation experience. Unlike any you have probably had. You enjoy the beautiful scenery of mains unspoiled coastline up close. And experience the freedom and joy of sailing by wind. With sailing on a historic schooner is an experience like none other that I can think about. It's not your average cruise vacation. It's more like camping on a boat anchored in the ocean. Excellent. And tell us more about what a cruise is going to be like. Where did you go from? What did you see? And what was life on board like? We went from Camden Maine. The main wind jimmer association represents 9 different historic schooners in Maine. And some depart from Camden and some depart from rockland. So we were on the Lewis R French that is docked in Camden. We flew into Bangor rented a car and drove to Camden departed from the dock there. Okay. We sail all around the penobscot bay. That is the beauty of taking a wind jammer cruise from Maine. You are in this bay that is protected and you're always in view of the shore. And it's rocky shoreline and beautiful pristine waters and sea life and eagles and it's just magical. You can really get away and relax. Now, the perhaps got bay is an archipelago of a number of islands near there, so you've got deer island and swans island and also just a little further north from there. A well-known island with Acadia national park on it. Are you stopping along the way at various places on the shore or what are you doing? Well, we go where the wind takes us and where the captain looks at the winds and decides where the ship's going to go. So there is no itinerary. And when we went, we went around deer island. We didn't make it all the way up to Acadia national park. But we anchored for the night and secluded coves and harbors. And then we would start the next morning and go wherever the wind would take us. And so the entire experience is on the boat. You're not doing anything else exploring the different islands. No, actually, we got off the boat every single evening we would anchor in a cove within daylight hours and then we either we went by the little rowboat to the shore to explore that island. Sometimes it was a little village and sometimes it was a secluded island, but we had lots of opportunities every night of the cruise to get off the ship. Well, and you say by a little rowboat so we should probably put some scale in place. How many people are on the boat? It allowed for about 6, 6 people at a time. The Lewis French had 20 passengers. It is one of the smallest wind jammers in the fleet. And it's the oldest. It's a 150 years old. This year. So we had 20 passengers and there were 7 couples and then a father and son duo. And then there were four singles. So there were 8 cabins for doubles and then four singles and then the crew, there were 5 crew members. Okay. The captain, the cook and tech answer. Yes, the deck hands, there were four decades. And you might be surprised to hear three of them were women. Okay. And they were amazing. They could scramble up those ropes. They could do anything a man could do and better. And faster. Okay. So and the Lewis French is a schooner. I don't know whether we said that or not. And that will mean something to some people in terms of what the shape of the sales are. But it's a relatively fast boat for a sailing. Ship I'm assuming? Yes, it is because and he has won the captain, Garth wells, has won numerous races with his vote. The Lewis our French is one of the fastest in the fleet because it's one of the smallest. Okay. As Gunnar is a historic sailing ship and it has multiple mass two different masks and multiple sales. And no motor. Right. So tell us about a typical day. A typical day, we would wake up as you would like. Some people really love the early mornings and sneak up to the deck and there's also always coffee and pastries waiting for us from the cook's galley. And then we have breakfast together. Now, meals are served on the deck. All the prepared in this teeny tiny galley, you don't even know how they could possibly do it. But they do it beautifully. And then mid morning after breakfast, we start to sail. And that will depend on the winds, whether they're heavy or light and how much sale, the captain decides to put up and we would just.

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"maine" Discussed on Light Hearted

Light Hearted

08:11 min | 1 year ago

"maine" Discussed on Light Hearted

"Youngest volunteer is probably fifty six. The rest of us are up there. So and deference we try to do two hour shifts It's more comfortable for people rather than hour shifts. But we've been very fortunate this year to be able to to cover everything. And as i as i said earlier reflects the history of the saint george peninsula that also include so much of the lighthouse in how the lighthouse was saved and renovated and obviously books. That you can look at how it was done. we've got Everything is available for for you to see. So i'm am we will just benching. We've this year. We've we've had al being has done to catalog fellow shoots one just happened. Last sunday he had Buick car magazine Film an advertisement this summer last summer there was a cook. Off between gordon ramsay Tv cook fame. Melissa kelly of our primoz here in rockland and it was under the auspices of the national geographic. We have weddings. We have a funerals on our website. Their applications to to have a photo shoot or not shoot or any events. You know have to be okay because of you will no. That's the white highway we'd have to and so we have a very busy and and just try to make it easy for everybody. We don't restrict anybody low. We did close the lighthouse for one day for for the The buick but other than that. That's that's what the museum is in when we're open. Yeah yeah well to again a really beautiful place in a very friendly place to visit Every time i've been there the everybody's been so nice so and i want to mention the Website is marshall. point dot. Org right yes yep and so you can see the when you get on there. And they're all sorts of a little subtitles history You know donate button it but it's really nice. We had some people from new york. Who wrote a letter and said that they were not able to make it because of the covert and they just really thank us for the webcam because one of their favorite places to come when they're here right and also i just want to mention. I think the website was redone. Not that line go right. It's it's really really beautiful neophytes where we finally tap into some professional people who could get us to where we are and I'm quite proud quote unquote. We went modern able to to get a website with everything in there. And when you get on the website there's some beautiful scenes like a drone footage of the station and different views. And it's it's really nicely done really beautiful so again marshall point marshall point dot org is the website. I have one final question for you. This is for bonus for bonus points. So get ready. What has been your favorite thing about your involvement with marshall point lighthouse. Well number one. I moved up here in ninety eight. I just fell in love with it. I mean being a marvel header. I've been on the water all my life. And when i when i moved up here i got a job as a man. I'll vote for nine years. And you know just going in and out of the habit and when i had the opportunity to To get on the board. As i said i i as i jumped on it. And and hopefully during my tenure. I've been able to add to the cachet and i was interviewed three or four years ago by a local tv station and they want to ask basically the same question. And i said well you know if you're a first time visitor to the state of maine and you come to marshall point. Not only do you get the lighthouse but you get to see the rocky shore you get to see the islands and you get to see the to. Booties all in one vista. And as you know the vista looking out towards alan better On a clear day can see mine he again and burn island and then You know the little islands of gunning rocks the brothers and everything and you actually get to see the opposite boats. Come back and forth and if you're hit hit at the right time he can see the elizabeth fan going out to mount hagen. So i i think as a first time experience for somebody that it really really defines the sea coast of maine and the lighthouses. And and and what we're all about. Yeah that sums it up pretty well in it certainly one of the must see lighthouses in maine. I always recommended to people. If they're driving up the maine coast. It's right very much near the top of the list or at the top of the list and you just reminded me of something about the lobstermen everything. I have a good memory of one time. Having breakfast at the restaurant and port clyde. I think maybe it's changed over the years. I'm not sure this was a long time ago. I'm not sure what the name of the restaurant was may be thirty thirty years ago but as there by myself really early in the morning and the several lobstermen were sitting nearby me with You know extremely thick main accents which i love and it was just a you know talk about local color really enjoyed that but as you said there's so many As very unspoiled area it doesn't feel like it set up for tourists. You know so. That's another thing. I love about it so nat lion. I wanna thank you so much for spending time with me today To talk about one of the most Scenic and historic light stations in maine. I look forward to being there in a few days with the. Us lighthouse society torn. I'm cheryl the there many times In future years as well so thank you so much. I really appreciate it. Well thank you very much for the opportunity. I appreciate it too and hope to see you when you get up here monday to learn more about the martial point lighthouse and museum. Check out their website at marsha point dot. Org the book. Our point of view. Fourteen years at a main lighthouse by tom in lonzo log is available from amazon and other online booksellers. Marshall point is a very special place is. I'm sure many of our listeners. Know i know you know that michelle. Yes both of us have been there many times. One of my favorite memories being there for a beautiful sunset after a snowstorm. Just gorgeous pretty special. I want to thank nat lion for today's interview. And i also want to thank him and the other volunteers marsha point for their hospitality when i was there with a. Us lighthouse society tour few weeks ago. Speaking of us lighthouse society tours. You can find out about upcoming tours by going to use l. h. s. dot org next year's domestic tour include texas yucatan the outer banks and the hudson river and the international tours include ireland italy newfoundland and australia. The tours are amazing. They always include lots lighthouses. You also get to learn about the culture of the places you're visiting and while you're visiting the website at ucla chess dot org be sure to check out the passport program and the research catalog and all the other things. The society offers remember that donations and memberships. Support this podcast. The american writer and philosopher. Ralph waldo emerson once wrote and i quote. Life is a journey not.

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"maine" Discussed on Light Hearted

Light Hearted

08:06 min | 1 year ago

"maine" Discussed on Light Hearted

"Do with my radio program something like that. Yeah i think one of the The things that people wanna hear during fog when they come to a lighthouse is a foghorn. So and i shop. We have a hand hill. Vhf radio we can touch it off to of yes yes we do have a fog going. It doesn't work. I just think that's part of the cachet when you come to visit a absolutely agree So back to the work of your organization have or any other major restoration projects in recent years. That we haven't talked about no i. I won't count it as restoration but we finally decided that we needed a generator. And and so. That's that's coming next spring because as we all know everything is way way behind order. And i've offered the use of are generated to the coast guard because they use battery backup for for the light and we haven't heard anything back from him and other than that. I'm just trying to get the ban organized. An passive display. Don't know of anything on the on the plate that that we're we're going to do any major restorations. I think what you see is what you're getting and of course as you. well know. The coastguard is only responsible for the light and foghorn mash point lighthouse museum Committee is responsible for the upkeep of course the buildings and So i just just. Keeping in shape is a year round project. You guys to wonderful job. The place look so good you know i. I gave lighthouse tours for about eleven years in my minivan based here in portsmouth. And i usually brought people just as far as portland. But it will occasionally. I did midcoast maine tour and drove up to your area. And i brought number of people to to marshall point during those years and one thing i always did for them and they always thought it was a lot of fun was a way would stop at the town offices. The saint george town offices so people could take pictures of the life wider know-how ho if you could say life-size statue of a dragon. I don't know how big a dragon really is. But there are metal sculptures there of saint george fighting the dragon. Is there a little background. That i've never been sure why. It's the town And the peninsula. There came to be called saint george and i don't know if listeners know about saint george and the dragon the famous legend. Yeah okay a little little history lesson and nearly sixteen. Hundreds there was a captain from england. George weymouth who anchored between allen and benner islands and he named juan saint georgia saint george island while they were anchored there. They are on an exploration to see if there was any commercial potential. They run up the saint george river and so when the town got inc they just inherited the name of saint george and i think that and and i'm not sure he. The saint george is the patron saint or king. George was the king at the time when weymouth's did his explorations so That's how the saint george peninsula got. It's got its name and as you well know you pay taxes to the town of saint george. But they're a little villages pork. Lie martinsville kinda habur clark island smiley town little sections of the peninsula. So that gentleman. By the name of danny daniels Who sculptured and and metal medium and everything decided that he would would build this and give it to the town of saint george and where it is now as you will. Nope prominently displayed in town. Office complex. As as an aside. I i had a call the other day from a lady who has an osprey that Danny did and she wanted to know if we might like it up at Mashal point so we're in negotiations I've looked at it. I think it would be really neat to add out in the wild pratt long as we can get two feet down for the pedestal on it but hitting rock again. It's you know we're just not you know actual point late and everything about the lighthouse in its history where a history of the saint george peninsula. So when you come into the lighthouse you get a section devoted to the corey. You get a quilt. That was has Local scenes and That was done by the pork. Like baptist church get original cook stove. That was in the summer kitchen. Sardine factory the fishing and everything you know the keepers and we've got one to at least three of lonzo's That were part of of the light so It's all part of keeping the history of the peninsula and so it was a present selectmen now and in saint george but he kind of became a student of danny san and there are some of randi's Sculptures around i thinking in his dad's had come down one thirty one. You make you dear if you bear and and that was was randy's work but he kind of apprenticed and did with danny so that's that's a scope on me Saint george and the dragon and Obviously we're very proud of it. I'm glad you explain that. I was going to ask you about the other. Animal middle animal sculptures near there as curious about though so now i know thank you so back to the museum or were winding winding down here. Just got a couple more questions for you. Let me just ask about the the museum again. it's obviously seasonal because it is main and You can't really be open in the winter. But what is the season for the museum win and winners it open during the season. okay i mentioned before. I'll do it again. We we the board. Open weekends What we call our soft opening in may This is to make sure that all the bells and whistles are in place and some of us who've been rusty and brush up and and and get everything ready and then we go full bore from memorial day right through columbus day and we're open seven days a week right now. Schedule is sunday and monday. We're open from twelve to four tuesday through saturday from ten to four and you have to understand where an all volunteer organization and we need to people to cover those. I was once a meter ingred or so. When you come through the door or you properly greeted the little history that we have a couple of pass outs timelines and histories that you can take with you And then obviously we have to have someone in in the museum shop to handle all the sales and everything so it's quite an undertaking Especially since I think our.

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"maine" Discussed on Light Hearted

Light Hearted

01:58 min | 1 year ago

"maine" Discussed on Light Hearted

"You are listening to lighthearted the official podcast of the united states lighthouse. Society my name. Is jeremy dontrelle mon. Welcome my co host. Today is michelle. Jewel shah teacher mom. Photographer and chairperson of friends of portsmouth. Harbor lighthouses. I'm michelle. Hi jeremy and hello to oliver listeners. Out there today is november seventh twenty twenty one and this is episode. One forty six of lighthearted in a few minutes will listen to a conversation with nat lion director and curator of the marshall. Point lighthouse and museum in maine. Shell have you ever been to marshall point. I have been to marshall point many many times. I've been there for sunrise sunset middle of the day middle of the night. It's it's a beautiful is to be doing there in the middle of the night. It's a pretty light you wouldn't think yet but it's a pretty bright late at night so it can be tough to get star voters there at night okay. You know a couple of hours before sunrise to get sunrise pictures and yeah it's a. It's a beautiful spot it is it is. I was thinking of it as peaceful. I've been there at sunset. I've been there in the snow after a snowstorm which was beautiful so be talking about that in a few minutes but first has anything happened on this date and lighthouse history michelle. Yes something. Very important happened on november. Seventh seventeen sixty one new london harbor late in connecticut. The fourth lighthouse in the american colonies was lighted for the first time. The sixty four foot tall stone tower was paid for by money raised by selling lottery tickets. It was replaced.

"maine" Discussed on The Atlas Obscura Podcast

The Atlas Obscura Podcast

08:01 min | 1 year ago

"maine" Discussed on The Atlas Obscura Podcast

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Dave's killer bread. Dave's killer bread is made with the highest quality organic and non GMO ingredients, and it's got an incredible taste and incredible texture and wonderful nutrition. It's killer. It is power packed with whole grains, fiber, and protein. Check out their 21 whole grains and seeds bread for a subtle sweetness and a seed coated crust that is gonna make your sandwiches better than they've ever been. Visit days killer bread dot com to learn more and look for Dave's killer bread in the bread aisle of your local grocery store. Nicholas lindholm never set out to be a blueberry grower. He moved to Maine to study anthropology in religion at Bates college. And only got involved in food production after working on a couple of organic farms in the region. After all, fivers, 6 years on three or four different farms, I knew that this is what I wanted to do. The blueberry piece was completely coincidental. He and his wife were looking for land to farm, and they bought a plot that just happened to have a patch of wild blueberries growing on it. As an anthropologist, you know, the world shapes you as much as you try and take the world around you. So here we are 25 to 30 years later and actually I am a wild blueberry farmer. He and his wife now run blue hill berry company, which sells wild main blueberries at farmers markets and CSAs throughout the region. I now feel like this is what I was meant to be doing. This is so enriching. So engaging and working with this native crop and it's native land with its deep genetic diversity is just so powerful for me. This species that lindholm works with, it's called vaccinium and Gustavo. And it's not your average supermarket blueberry, which is, you know, perfectly round kind of watery, all very uniform. Lynn Holmes growing a native crop in its native soil. So his berries have these deep deep genetic diversities. They grow in all different sizes and colors. This is the only area of the world where these species can grow and thrive and is produced as agricultural crops. So that comes through in a really rich Tapestry of flavors, colors, sizes. The downside is that these berries can be really finicky. They're difficult to propagate, they grow slowly, and they're really, really picky about the soil. They prefer this rocky, glacial ground beneath Maine and the Canadian maritimes. With a typical word would be rugged. It's kind of like a rugged coastline. What makes it trickier is that there's not a ton of wild blueberry growers left in Maine. And much like the land that they work. The few who still do it can be a bit rough. Is that kind of individualistic nature, which is kind of the Yankee and the main way. I'm not going to say it's a level of distrust or lying, but just people keep information to themselves. They figured out how to do things themselves, and are leaving you free to figure things out yourself. Because there are so few wild blueberry growers left in the region to begin with, lindholm was up against a steep learning curve, especially when it came to the burning. Blueberry burns in Maine are an agricultural technique with somewhat unclear origins. And I have spoken with Maine native people who have strong understanding and belief that it is something that was carried on for millennia. But I'm not in a position to speak towards that. We reached out to several indigenous groups to learn more about the origins of these burns, but we haven't heard back yet. But we do know is that over the last century means wild blueberry growers have used burning to encourage regrowth while also eliminating weeds insects and diseases. The plant above ground is only about they say one third of the actual plant itself when you destroy that one third of the plant above ground by burning parts of the plant underground are invigorated to send up new growth, new shoots, new buds, new fruit production. Nicholas is one of the few blueberry farmers who still do the burn by hand. Most of the others have moved on to mechanized burns using these tractors outfitted with I'm just going to call it a flamethrower. It's not the technical term, but close enough. And they allow a single person to do on any day, even a rainy day. What it takes Nicholas and 5 or 6 friends to do on a perfect day. But the difference is that the mechanized burns used diesel oil, which burns so hot that it damages what's called the Duff layer. A layer of topsoil full of vital nutrients. So Nicholas isn't particularly tempted by the shortcut. So much of agricultural work has been devalued in our culture. To the point where very few people even want to do it and a lot of the mechanization takes meaning away. So for me, the burn has all this rich meaning. So to abandon that work is to abandon that meaning. After 25 years, Nicholas has his burning process down. But in those early days, it was quite literally trial by fire. There's no manual. There's no training course. There's no YouTube video or webinar that I've ever attended. I learned by doing his first attempt at burning was just shy of catastrophic. It was just him a friend and an old time blueberry grower from the area who didn't have much of a process at all. And he just started lighting one edge and just let it go. And it was very nerve wracking. Having to put it out as the flames were racing right up to us. I don't know how we did it. We were young and foolish and we did okay. But I'd say that very first experience gave me the need to try and do it a little safer and a little better..

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"maine" Discussed on TED Talks Daily

TED Talks Daily

04:24 min | 1 year ago

"maine" Discussed on TED Talks Daily

"And the elderly to what we do shopping malls. These are stories of everyday people trying to figure things out and where they're finding hope search for now. What's next wherever you listen to podcasts. Or as long as i can remember. I've always recognized myself as a girl i hung out with all the other girls. I talked like the other girls. And i had is only for makeup barbies and girls toys. All of which could be found in the pink. I'll at toys r. Us before my hair had grown long. I would wear my favorite read turtleneck around my head. Like aerials. Long flowing hair and every halloween. I would tell my parents i wanted to be a girl a witch one year and a princess the next year and of course the prince the following year but disney. The point is i was clearly a girl but the one thing that i beg my parents into getting for me was actual girlhood. Now if you haven't figured it out already. I am transgender. But don't worry. I'm not here to raid your bathrooms and take your women. I'm here to tell you what it's like to be trans what it's like to struggle every day with acceptance from yourself and those around you and of course that inevitable question of which bathroom do we put this kid in. I was born in upstate. New york with an identical twin brother ten minutes behind me a mother who always at her best to make sure. I was happy and a father whose expectations for a son. I did not exactly meet. He expected that. My brother. And i jonas. That's his name. And before you say anything yes i know our names together nicole. Jonas do sound. Like nick jonas. He expected that jonasson. I were each going to get our own baseball gloves. play catch with him and go. Hunting in fairness. We did do some of these things. I turned out to hit about her homerun. The my brother. And i could do it in heels but because of the expectations that my father had it was harder for him to accept. His child is transgender. He wasn't prepared and he didn't have the information on how to raise a transgender kid. And of course there was always that question for him. What do the neighbors think so rather than deal with me. He he buried himself in hobbies and tried to ignore the flamboyance of his son. As you can imagine this left my mother pretty on her own for a while. When my brother and i were little she's an independent woman and always tries her best to see the best in people so when it came to her child's gender. She didn't have a lot of expectations. For what me and jonas were supposed to be like. She didn't care what the neighbors thought. she cared. whether or not we were safe around the neighbors. She knew that the world wasn't always going to be accepting place so she vowed that at the very least i was going to have a safe place to come back to in her home. The only problem with that though was that my dad at home didn't get it so she started trying to educate him. She left some literature lying around for him but when he didn't show much interest she did. What any other sensible spouse would do. She left the book in the bathroom..

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"maine" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

Journey to $100 Million

04:19 min | 1 year ago

"maine" Discussed on Journey to $100 Million

"It's the end of an era. Peace out jake. Maine's hey there i'm eric olsen and i'm kevin days join us on our journey to building a one hundred million dollars company. What's up it's eric. J olson so. Yeah jake maine's i think he was officially the first array digital employment. Here's how actually went down kevin. I were merging companies. We're were in the process of merging we knew was happening. We had paperwork already drawn up and everything and we knew that we wanted to offer digital marketing to our clients which we had never really done before the idea being that we were both in project were and we wanted to have a continuing relationship one to continue to service these clients but after the projects that we were doing or over that was it. We never really heard from the clients again but they i mean they'd come up here and there. They needed some changes but it was a long term relationship. Everything was transactional after that. And so we wanted to have a long term relationship with these clients too so we knew that digital marketing was a really good way of doing that. And we hired jake to be our digital marketer. Now at the time he was probably about the re- years out of college or so relatively green and new to the industry and we needed to hire him like immediately book or the merger so he got hired as an. Id web employees that id web. That company name is kevin's old company. And then the next day we merged companies and he became an array digital employees. And i think actually the very first day that he showed up on the job was to help move both of our offices into office that ran right now for a digital so he was here from the very beginning of raid digital and he started by just doing is no marketing that time it was really just seal and it worked to the point where we looked at our books and we looked at our opportunities in our clients at the end of the second year that we were in business and we realized that all these other things that we were doing this project based work it really wasn't for us and we wanted to focus in on digital marketing. I have spent the last year with jake. Just researching digital marketing. What the heck is it. Does it really provide value or not. I wasn't even sure of the time. And what i concluded was yeah. As a matter of fact digital marketing is more valuable to our clients than the thing that we're marketing that we built for them the website or whatever else we built for them and so we started focusing on the digital marketing. Which by the way has recurring revenue because it's recurring service bingo. And that changed everything when we decided to go digital marketing exclusively. Everything changed for us at a digital it. Change for the business changed the employees. It changed my life for the better. And i have jake to thank for helping me with that journey that we've been on ever since about four and a half years ago throughout the years. He has changed. She's advanced We made him said of the digital marketing manager. We promoted him to creative director and he's learned a lot and he's contributed a lot but it's time for him to move on to greener pasture so about last year or so. He's been getting into real estate. As a real estate agent realtor buying or being a working with clients to buy so homes. And he's done very well there so he's going to pursue that full-time we're sad to see him go but we have hired a lot of very talented specialists. That are gonna back bill where he left off. So we have gary ronald who is a really really good. Seo manager we have a couple of other people that we've higher recently. That are very very strong and things like seo and digital marketing and super excited about the changes that are coming our way and the changes. That are coming for jake so like it's all good. It's the end of an era and I think we've gotten to a point where we need to staff up and we're gonna take this thing to the next level so i'm excited for jake. I'm excited for us..

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"maine" Discussed on Entrepreneur on FIRE

Entrepreneur on FIRE

02:17 min | 1 year ago

"maine" Discussed on Entrepreneur on FIRE

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