Friday, April 18, 2014
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We occasionally have breakfast or a brewski to compare notes. I've sensed his frustration. He hasn't verbalized it -- and need not.
I was hardly surprised when he courageously stepped up to publicly proclaim what most everyone is merely thinking. I've worn those shoes. When folks surreptitiously whisper "Good job!" or "Nice editorial!" in supermarket aisles -- why whisper? Speak up!
As a Gardiner resident, I've not yet been able to cast a single vote for Roger Katz as Augusta's mayor or District 24's state senator.
I do not know a finer man or a fairer person (except my wife). Nor do I believe Maine's ever had -- including all those former leaders respectfully cited in his op-ed column -- a more fiercely dedicated and multilaterally considerate public servant.
Carrying AR-15 rifle fine, but don't puff on that cigar
In regard to "Public space smokers pay a price" (July 9), let me see if I have this correctly.
If I sit down on a bench in Tommy's Park smoking a cigar with an AR-15 rifle on my lap I will get a ticket, not for the gun, but for the cigar.
My Partaga is a danger to the public.
If I were more of an activist I would love to give that a try, if for nothing more than to actually see the ridiculousness of this in action.