April 2, 2023

Bucky Owen a Paid Lackey for Michael Bloomberg?

Former Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) commissioner, Bucky Owens, went on the attack recently calling well-respected outdoor writer and former information officer for MDIFW, V. Paul Reynolds a liar about facts concerning the upcoming Question 3 on the Maine ballot that is described as “Universal Background Checks.”

David Trahan, Executive Director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine, in defense, accuses Bucky Owen as being a mouthpiece for former mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, in efforts to disarm America.

Below is a clip of Trahan’s article. And this is just the beginning. I’m sure Mainers who aren’t that familiar with fascist Bloomberg and his billions of dirty dollars, soon will be.

*Editor’s Note* – For those with courage, seeking Truth, and a better understanding of who and what Michael Bloomberg is and his “Everytown for Gun Safety,” read a short expose I wrote back in April 2016.

“In addition, he [Owen], not so subtly, threatened to use ex-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s lawyers to go after the respected outdoor writer and editor of the Northwood’s Sporting Journal for libel. Owen’s personal attack on Reynolds was a typical bullying tactic and one New York billionaire Bloomberg uses to silence anyone that has the nerve to oppose him in his efforts to ban guns.

“But worse, it was a well-orchestrated use of one respected Maine outdoor leader, Owen, to try and destroy the credibility of another outdoor leader and divide the outdoor community.”<<<Read More>>>


Keeping Campaign Promises for a National Park?

*Editor’s Note* – We all know Angus King was bought and paid for, mostly with Michael Bloomberg money and being in lockstep with Obama. Voting against action that would place more authority in state’s hands to prevent the Federal Government from continuing its onslaught of land stealing, one has to wonder if Angus King (with dot connecting) voted against this bill in order to stay in lockstep with Obama, Bloomberg and Roxanne Quimby.

Senate vote 1

DECLARING NATIONAL MONUMENTS: The Senate has rejected an amendment sponsored by Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, to the Energy Policy Modernization Act. The amendment would have required the expiration within three years of any presidential declaration of a national monument if the declaration is not subsequently authorized by federal law and state law where the monument is located.

Lee said recent presidents have overridden the interests of those located near federal lands with monument declarations that deprive them of livelihoods earned on the lands, making the amendment necessary to give those residents “a voice in the land management decisions of their community.”

An amendment opponent, Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Washington, said it sought to give states an unprecedented veto authority over federal land management practices, hurting the president’s ability to use monument designations to protect threatened lands.

The vote was 47 yeas to 48 nays. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, gave a yea vote, and Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, gave a nay vote.<<<Source>>>


Bloomberg Targets Maine – Gun Banners Think Maine Will Be A Pushover

*Editor’s Note* – There are no coincidences here. One reason that Bloomberg and their carpetbaggers are in Maine is because of Angus King. King won senatorial election in Maine due to the buying up of King and his campaign by Bloomberg. He is owned by Michael Bloomberg.

The other issue is that it is no coincidence that the Humane Society of the United States recently announced it will not pursue another anti-hunting referendum in the upcoming election in Maine. More than likely the two are working together, at least from a position of non-compete.

It is also of no coincidence that Maine has seen “a major influx” of Muslim immigrants, the majority of which would enjoy living among a disarmed citizenry. Terrorists like that action. It’s also part of the plan to destroy the present culture.

Bloomberg is well-connected among the evil power brokers of the world. They must have seen a need to destroy the culture and lifestyle of Maine. Buying Angus King, filling the state with Muslims and working directly and/or indirectly with the Humane Society of the United States, is a start in fulfilling that goal.

Bloomberg’s work is also paving the way for global disarmament. But you don’t worry. Just keep on fretting over whether you are going to get that new “eye” phone. Nothing to see here. Move along.

Mike Bloomberg’s minions – and his money – have flooded into the state of Maine in recent weeks, launching a massive assault on the rights of Maine gun owners.Bloomberg, through his subsidiary groups, Everytown for Gun Safety, and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, has launched a petition drive to get a background check and registration initiative on the ballot for the 2016 elections.

There has also been a major influx of immigrants from Somalia and Central Africa, bringing with them different cultural values and widespread perceptions of increased crime and violence.

Source: Bloomberg Targets Maine – Gun Banners Think Maine Will Be A Pushover


First Wind Denied Wind Project in Maine for First Time

Written by Gary Campbell, president of Partnership for the Preservation of the Downeast Lakes Watershed

Friday, June 6, 2014

The Sweet Taste of Victory
On June 5th, 2014 history was made in Augusta. For the first time ever, the Board of Environmental Protection (BEP) upheld the denial of a wind project in Maine. That’s right… we prevailed! Bowers Mountain and the Downeast Lakes are safe for now. Champlain Wind (First Wind) has only two options available to them now:

1. They can reconfigure the project and submit an entirely new application to DEP starting the process all over again. This is not likely because the Deputy Commissioner of DEP made it very clear, contrary to First Wind’s opinion, that any modification to the Bowers project would require an entirely new evaluation. Certainly if an entirely new application is required, as it is now, the DEP will have the ability to simply not accept the application on the grounds that the Bowers site has already been judged to be inappropriate for a wind project.

2. They can appeal the BEP’s decision to the State Supreme Court (Law Court). If they chose this route, they must file quickly. There’s a chance the Court would not even accept the case because it has been decided against First Wind three times already. If they do accept it, then First Wind will find it extremely difficult to convince the Justices that three State Agencies independently came to the same erroneous conclusions. Still, if they do decide to appeal, PPDLW will be there to fight!

FirstWindOver the years I’ve asked you to attend meetings. I know how difficult it is to take time off from work and drive great distances to watch what is often a confusing proceeding. Yesterday Kay and I were seated in the front row facing the BEP members. After the final vote was taken to deny the appeals, I turned around and I honestly teared up a bit. Up to that point I had no idea that we OWNED that room! I estimate that about 30 of the 40 seats held PPDLW members who were wearing their No Towers on Bowers buttons. Some people wore more than one button to show just how long we’ve been fighting this project. I was told afterward that the number of people who willing to stand up for Bowers Mountain and the Downeast Lakes came as a complete shock to everyone. Thank you for attending. You all made a HUGE difference! The same is true with all the letters and emails you’ve written over the years.

We all go through emotional highs and lows, days of hope & confidence and days of discouragement, times when we lose faith in the system and times when trust it. But don’t let anyone tell you that you don’t have a voice. By writing those letters and emails, by attending and speaking at those hearings, we have made ourselves heard. I can’t overemphasize how important that has been. Thank you for all you’ve done.

The Nitty Gritty
You may recall that at the May 1st meeting, the BEP sent the Draft Denial Order (denying the two appeals) back to DEP for modification. At BEP’s prompting, DEP deleted a few paragraphs and corrected some typos. Nothing really consequential. We may have been frustrated that they didn’t just scribble the changes on the document, vote on it and sign it right then and there. But don’t be disappointed. This BEP decision is extremely significant as it’s the first time they’ve upheld a wind project denial. They knew that the document they sign has to be iron-clad perfect for it to withstand appeal and the kind of scrutiny First Wind will subject it to. We should be grateful that BEP and DEP have been so attentive to getting this right and doing it right.

According to the 5/1 minutes and the posted agenda, the purpose of yesterday’s meeting was to make sure the changes to the document had been made and then vote to accept the document, denying the appeals. That was why we had to return for yesterday’s meeting. But fewer than 72 hours before the meeting First Wind pulled a fast one. They pull this stunt every time it looks like they won’t get their way.

First Wind attorney Juliet Browne wrote a letter to BEP Chair Foley again arguing their case for granting the appeal. But, she wrote, if they don’t want to grant the appeal, it least remand the application back to DEP because First Wind is willing to modify the project. PPDLW immediately responded, also in writing. BEP Chair Foley decided, however, to entertain the idea of remanding for redesign and distributed First Wind’s letter, complete with new evidentiary exhibits, to the Board.

When the meeting opened yesterday, one board member expressed disappointment that First Wind would pull such a stunt at the last minute. Then each party was allowed a few minutes to make a presentation. Both appellants had to be asked to stop re-arguing the case and limit their comments to the remand issue. Interestingly, intervenors in support of the Bowers project, the Conservation Law Foundation and the Maine Renewable Energy Association did not attend this meeting. Our comments stuck to the legal issue of whether the contents of that letter could be entertained by the Board. DEP ‘s Heather Parent later stood up to confirm two of the points we made.

After brief deliberations that focused on the fact that First Wind could have modified the project at any time in the past ten months but instead decided to spring this on the Board at the last possible minute, the Board voted unanimously NOT to remand the case back to DEP.

The Board then returned to its original agenda, studying the changes and corrections that had been made to the Denial Order. Once satisfied with the document the Board voted 4:1 to accept it.

* First Wind’s appeal was denied.
* Douglas Humphrey’s appeal was denied.
* The DEP’s rejection of the Bowers Mountain wind project was upheld.

Broken Record
I was recently reminded of a comment made by a BEP board member during the Passadumkeag appeal meeting. He said he didn’t want the record to be reopened to public input because the public just keeps saying “the same old same old”. Consider these two quotes:

An applicant does not have an opportunity to respond to agency feedback.
~ First Wind’s Juliet Browne’s 6/2/14 letter to BEP: 72 hours before BEP denial vote

There hasn’t been a mechanism in this process for applicants to react to feedback.”
~ Juliet Browne at LURC meeting 4/6/12: two weeks before LURC denial vote

Sounds like a wind developer delivering the “same old same old” to me!

Give yourselves a pat on the back and celebrate a turbine-free summer. I’ll keep you informed of any developments.

Enjoy the lakes!


Obamacare? Why, There’s No Such Thing



Day 73 – No Executive Orders


Day 73 and the lie continues! No executive orders on gun control published on the White House website.

Pot, Meet Kettle!

In what can only be described as the most shameless act of the pot calling the kettle black, President Barack Obama appeared before a group of family members of supposed Newtown, Connecticut’s Sandy Hook School shooting victims and attempted to shame the country for not passing any gun control laws since the mass killings.

“We need everybody to remember how we felt 100 days ago and make sure that what we said at that time wasn’t just a bunch of platitudes, that we meant it.”

73 days ago, Barack Obama, the ring leader of all the gun control platitudes, as he seems now to accuse others of using, went beyond platitudes and engaged in outright lying, cheating, deceit, fear mongering and exploiting children, with a goal of creating hostility and deepening the divide among the American people. It appears he’s up to his old tricks.

Consider the intestinal fortitude of a man, so accustomed to lying it is commonplace, brazen enough to stand before millions of people in an attempt to shame them from NOT GETTING SOMETHING DONE about gun control! Think about it for a minute. This inept, fraudulent human being, staged the biggest dog and pony show, promising millions of Americans he had created 23 executive orders on gun control and pretended to be signing them before the public. What the public saw were 23 ideas he and his administration had come up with lacking details and nothing published and/or made available for public scrutiny. So, what are we to believe? Do the executive orders exist and he is hiding them? Or, has this Kabuki Theater closed the curtain, perhaps only waiting for an encore when Congress fails to produce some kind of assassination on the Second Amendment or he needs votes from the gun hater groups?

His act is really quite pathetic.

Readers of this blog should understand that President Obama is intentionally, I believe, crossing and muddying lines between two distinct issues. One, is somehow the President is indicating that because Congress has not passed strict gun control laws, people no longer feel sorry for the victims and their families of Sandy Hook. This is far from reality.

The second and what should be separate issue, is whether or not any proposed gun control laws will actually do anything to make kids and/or Americans safer. The idea of making laws because we might feel sympathetic is pathetic.

Angus King: Michael Bloomberg’s Puppet

Many residents of Maine knew, even before Sen. Angus King took the U.S. Senate seat from retiring RINO Olympia Snowe, much, if not all, of the success behind King’s campaign came from Michael Bloomberg and his political action committee. And so, as people continue to fail to see and want to see, politics is more about posterity than “we the people.”

The Maine Wire is reporting that the NRA is targeting King because of his votes in the Senate against the Second Amendment. The Maine Wire reminds readers that when Angus King was governor of Maine, he was endorsed by the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine, as King presented himself as an “outdoorsman.”

Test the wind, make the costume, and become whatever is necessary to get a vote. Then proceed to screw the people over. That’s politics as usual.


Filibuster For Show

Senators Paul, Cruz and Lee say they plan to filibuster, if necessary, any attempt by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to introduce legislation that goes against the Second Amendment. And this effort will……………?


Has Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine Endorsed Angus King or Not?

It appears there’s much confusion in the last couple of days as to whether the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine is endorsing independent Angus King for the U.S. Senate or not. I was the recipient of an email that listed some exchanges and a photograph of what appears to be an endorsement of King by David Trahan, Executive Director of SAM. I’ll share those below, including the photo.

October 16, 2012 – The following email was sent to Becky at Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine:

Hi Becky, I received a political card from Angus King with an endorsement from SAM. I find it a little perplexing to learn that David Trahan, as Executive Director of a 14,000 member organization, is supporting an independent instead of a Republican for U.S. Senate when it is imperative to the survival of our country that we have a majority in the U.S. Senate so we can kick Harry Reid out of his majority leadership seat & get our country back under Mitt Romney.

Disappointed ___________

Assuming the above email went to a number of undisclosed recipients, here is a response to this topic by Rep. Jonathan McKane, House District 51:

Not true – SAM did not endorse Angus or any candidate. SAM said that all of the candidates were good candidates. It appears that Angus changed the quote.

And Rep. McKane posted the following news article which can be found in the Kennebec Journal for verification. The Kennebec Journal article is dated September 24, 2012:

Maine sportsman’s group endorses Courtney

September 24, 2012, 1:57 pm

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The largest hunting and fishing advocacy group in Maine is endorsing Republican Jon Courtney in the 1st Congressional District race, but isn’t endorsing anybody in the 2nd District or Senate races.

The Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine interviewed Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud and his 2nd District Republican challenger, Kevin Raye, as well as Republican Charlie Summers and independent Angus King in the Senate race.

SAM Executive Director David Trahan said the alliance’s board of directors decided that Michaud, Raye, Summers and King were all “friends” of the alliance and decided to not give an endorsement in those races.

For the 1st District race, the board endorsed GOP candidate Jon Courtney, who is running against Democratic incumbent Chellie Pingree. Trahan said Pingree did not respond to the alliance’s questionnaire.

In addition, on the 17th of October another email goes out asking someone, who’s name I will not show, to seek a retraction of the endorsement by SAM from Angus King, shown in the photo above.

______, please see attached PDF showing SAM endorsement of Angus King. David [Trahan] needs to have Angus do a retraction before the Nov. 6th election. The stakes are too high.

Sportsmen might like to know if, in fact, SAM or David Trahan personally, is endorsing Angus King for U.S. Senate. In addition, did Angus King take liberties with something Trahan might have said, and present it as an endorsement by SAM?

The photo shows other so-called “Outdoor Leader Endorsements”, that I take as personal endorsements, even though who each person might be affiliated with or represent is shown. The question becomes, is this shown endorsement an official endorsing of Angus King by the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine or is it a personal endorsement of David Trahan’s?…..or neither? I think clarification on this would be imperative heading into an election in less than 3 weeks.


Is Wind Energy About Clean, Alternative Energy or Greasing Palms and Crooked Politicking?

Hat tip to Richard Paradis for providing the information for this article.

Maine is like many states that have been bombarded with the construction of intrusive, environment-destructive wind turbines, all hiding behind the image of providing alternative energy, lowering energy costs and saving the planet. Those who have had the nasty turbines planted in their back yards are finding out that all the promises made about how quiet and unobtrusive they are were false. In addition, while the entire efforts were billed as a cost effective alternative to carbon polluting oil and coal, over time we are finding out that much of the goings on behind providing funds to promote more wind energy, is nothing more than political paybacks by the Obama Administration from the 2008 campaign. With a new election coming this year, what kind of palm greasing can we expect?

From the book, “Throw Them All Out”, by Peter Schweizer, on page 94 we discover that Obama gave $115 million in taxpayer money to a wind energy company First Wind. People of Maine, Utah and New York in particular are familiar with First Wind.

The chart below shows a listing of people who were large contributors and/or bundlers to the Obama presidential campaign in 2008. For Maine residents, take notice that former Gov. Angus King and now owner of Record Hill Wind, received $102 million in taxpayer money to build his wind farms.

The center column shows the energy companies, i.e. wind energy, these donors own. In the right hand column is the amount of tax dollars kicked back to these donors by the Obama Administration after the election. So it’s all about clean energy is it?

I would put into action exactly what the title of the referenced book says: Throw Them All Out!

Tom Remington