Friday, October 28, 2022

DEMOCRAT DISASTER NOVEMBER 8 Left & Right Show 10-26-22

Newspaper publisher Mark Guerringue again sits in the left chair for this episode as we discuss the forthcoming midterm elections and other issues of the day. I predict a Republican sweep and a skeptical Mark asks why. I cite a recent town hall meeting by mask-wearing Democrat Congressman Tim Ryan who is campaigning for the US Senate against Republican JD Vance at which only 19 people showed up!

Democrats like Ryan can't let go of Covid because they have nothing else in their quiver. Trump is bad! They shout, but that's getting old. Voters have moved on but Democrats like Ryan have not. Thus they will get blown away on November 8th. The only question is how badly they will lose.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022


This is Sam Brinton, the person in charge of dealing with high-level nuclear waste for our country.

As announced on Yahoo: “It seems President Joe Biden made history last month: That's when Sam Brinton announced the administration had hired them as deputy assistant secretary of spent fuel and waste disposition in the office of nuclear energy for the Department of Energy.”

Mr. Brinton wants everyone to use the pronouns “They” and “Them” when referring to him — although he is one person, not many as “they” is understood by us non-woke Americans out here in rural America. This is our world now as long as Democrats control our country.

In 1986, I was thoroughly engaged in a grassroots political fight to prevent the US Department of Energy from disposing of spent fuel rods under the ground here from Lovell to Westbrook, Maine. We declared victory only when Chernobyl melted down the Ural Mountains of Russia. That incident caused the US DOE to scrap their plans for burying spent fuel rods in Maine and instead plan to hollow out Yucca Mountain in Nevada for a nuclear waste repository.

That was thirty-six years ago, but nothing has been done in Nevada or anywhere else yet. That’s because the late Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada prevented that from happening in his state. As of today, the nation’s highly-radioactive spent fuel rods are still kept in pools at our remaining nuclear power plants all over America until either Sam Brinton or his successor determines what to do with them. Don’t worry though: spent fuel rods are only dangerous for a few thousand years.

According to National Review: “[Brinton] has bragged about participating in kink relationships as a ‘pup handler’ — a person, typically a gay man, who enjoys taking care of other typically gay men who pretend to be dogs.” Sam Brinton doesn’t seem to know he’s a man, yet President Biden thinks Brinton knows what to do with America’s most dangerous nuclear waste.

This is America under the Democrats. Think about that when you go to the polls in November.

Friday, February 25, 2022


Those for and against the proposed solar fields in Lovell, Maine do not reflect traditional party lines. Not all left-leaning people who support renewable energy in principle support the local solar fields project, recognizing that multinational corporations profit from them and don’t always care what ancillary effects they have on a little town like Lovell. Not all the conservative-leaning citizens are against commercial solar projects either, recognizing that, while landowners should be free to lease their land to huge solar companies, they want zoning ordinances to regulate it.

As a fairly well-known local conservative who has publicly opposed the huge solar development proposed by Walden Renewables for Lovell, I’ve been criticized for going against conservative principles. After all, don’t conservatives believe landowners should be free to do what they like with their property? One critic emailed me recently claiming: “[A]n unexpected disappointment was to see you apparently lose your compass. I expect hypocrisy and false outrage from the left but not from a conservative [who] would want to own other people’s property communally.”

Richard inherited a good-sized piece of land near me and agreed to lease it to Walden Renewables for about half of their proposed solar project — some tens of thousands of solar panels. I don’t know how much Walden promised to pay him but it must be a good chunk of change because he’s pissed at me for helping organize Lovell’s opposition to the project “[I]t appears you got fearful that your view would be impacted and you were off to the races . . . spreading mis-information and publishing fake news like you were a Rachel Maddow staffer. … You’re waist deep in with the mob as a hero of the revolution.”

As a board member of Our Eden Association, the principal organization opposing the project, I helped get a proposed ordinance onto an upcoming Lovell Town Meeting ballot that would discourage multinational companies from building large scale solar developments in Lovell while encouraging projects for a homeowner or a small business. Richard compares that to Bolshevism, writing: “

“It is truly scary what is happening in Lovell. The phenomenon of how social media can be used in a malicious way to gather support to trounce on landowners’ rights. Mobs don’t need to walk the street with torches now, they just use Facebook.  Anything this group wants to do from seeding the boards to putting in new ordinances they are able to do with their apparatus in place.”

Well yeah, those are some of the things we’re encouraging through the Our Eden Association, but isn’t that constitutional democracy at work? Not in Richard’s mind apparently: “Lovell has gone full on socialist and heading for communism and you’re in there leading the movement,” he wrote. “Republican leaning folks focus a lot on big government at the state and federal level but the absolute tyranny comes from towns and neighbors. Are you working on the 5 year plan?”

Well, sort of. I know Richard was referring to Lenin’s and Stalin’s five-year plans for the Soviet Union, but it so happens that Lovell is preparing to update its Comprehensive Plan and recently canvassed citizens about what direction they want Lovell to go in. State law requires towns to do that but evidently Richard considers it tyranny.

Within days after word got out about the Walden Solar project, Richard contacted me, evidently to feel me out about my position on it. I knew who Richard was at the time, but didn’t know him well. I was still researching it and hadn’t made up my mind and I told him so. Now I’m wondering if Walden had asked him to contact me. Did the company consider me a potential adversary who writes newspaper columns? I don’t know.

My wife, Roseann in the yard

“This was a good if not great project for Lovell, the country, and the world,” he wrote last week. “It never even got a hearing because a mob sprung into action that could be compared to all the great dangerous mobs of history.”

Mobs led by me I guess.

“Lovell is lost to me,” he continued. “It gave me a great childhood but with Berta’s passing my last emotional tie to the town is gone. Good luck with whoever buys all my land.  I won’t tell them that they have many co-owners that will not share in the taxes. 

Richard was referring to Roberta Chandler, a mutual friend about whom I recently wrote a tribute for the Lovell Historical Society Newsletter. Roberta was a great lady who loved Lovell.