It’s Baaaaaaack!

Same URL, same cast of characters, supposedly new participation rules, but same lock-out of banned miscreants like me.   Let the games resume!



What, oh what will I do with all the time I’ll have on my hands?   I don’t know what the withdrawal symptoms will be like, but I’m not looking forward to it.  I can only watch Fox News so long before the repetition gets to me.   Oh, woe is me!


The first rule of AMG….

Ignore those people!


AMGer proves it snowed somewhere!

This just in: AMGer Vic Berardelli has internet evidence of snow fall in the Dakotas.

Sioux Falls, S.D. set a record for Nov. 5 with 5.7 inches of snow last Tuesday.

Even more telling is this notice from the National Weather Service:

this will mark a new record for the fewest number of days between the last 4+” snowfall in the Spring and the first 4+” snowfall in the Fall. This year will only be 197 days, which would break the old record of 203 days set in 1970, and would be a full 100 days shorter than the average of 297 days for the period of record since 1893.


Al Gore has not been heard from.

This fortunate bit of anecdotal evidence will allow Vic to ignore the scientific truth of global climate change for at least another 6 weeks, at which time he will hopefully realize that it is cold in Maine in December. At that point all reason to question thousands of scientists working hundreds of thousands of man-hours, trekking across the globe, and launching multi-billion dollar satellites to collect billions of data points will continue to be irrelevant to Vic because, yes, it will always snow somewhere around the world on any given day.

In other news, Vic had a solid shit today so we can all assume he will never have diarrhea.


Breaking news from our correspondent, frantically refreshing AMG to catch every last bit of news before it shuts down….

It looks like….

Yes, it does seem to be true.

Naran likes Paul LePage. Write that down. She seems to not only approve of his policies, but genuinely think he is a nice guy.

Her approval of Paul LePage is only apparent to the careful eyes of veteran AMG readers, such as myself, as it appears largely as subtle statements of mild approval occasionally sprinkled throughout the website. So don’t feel bad if you didn’t notice it. However, you can trust that it is true. She is vaguely positive in her feelings towards the Governor.

Wait- we are getting more from our correspondent. It seems we have – wait – yes, more news. She actually loves the guy. Like, would marry him and have his babies. Mrs. LePage, watch out! There is a tiger on the prowl.

What is the evidence? Here is some, a small post by Naran:


LePage 2014 Kick-Off

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Augusta, ME

The announcement will commence at 5:45 pm.

New Jobs & Economic Growth ✔
Welfare Reform ✔
Sustainable Spending and Lower Taxes ✔

Governor Paul LePage is Working for Maine

As you can see, there are slight elements of pro-LePage-ishness amongst this thread as started by Naran. For instance, she doesn’t just list “Welfare Reform” as a LePage accomplishment. She puts a little check mark next to it. HOW THE HELL DOES SHE DO THAT? No seriously, how? That is magic. But I expect nothing less than David Copperfield level text characters when I am dealing with Naran.

But the point is, you see, that the check mark denotes that Governor LePage accomplished that goal. If Naran had just listed “Welfare Reform,” you and I would be wondering, “hmm, LePage may have tried to reform welfare, but did he succeed?” Well, now we know. Bag it and tag it.

Naran then follows up with several pithy comments with classic Naran images. First, a shoe phone? Wow. I get it!

And then the classic crying baby seal of the Democratic Party.

That has been in fine AMG use since at least 2000. An oldie but goodie.

Further updates will be provided as events warrant. This is a very fluid situation.


Reading As Maine Goes has obviously given me a lot of good fun over the years.

Like you, I was astonished to see that the website upon which this blog owes its very existence is in danger of closing.

Well, AMG, now it is time for me to return the favor. I present to you the As Maine Goes Exodus Forum.

This is a free forum for members of the former AMG community. Sign up and post away, friends.

I know. You wonder, why would we join a forum set up by our mortal enemy, amglolz? Isn’t this a trap?

And to that I say, friend, we are all Mainers. In times of great need, we must come together. Liberals and Conservatives, crazies and not so crazies, it doesn’t matter. We are all human.

And it’s free.

I’ll even give Naran “moderator” status. I swear.

Let’s let the past be the past, and create a new unified era in the As Maine Goes internet-verse.

We can do it.

Click here.

UPDATE FOR AMGERS- Just to be clear, you do need to register to post in the forum. And once Naran is set up as moderator (I have no doubt she will be contact me any minute now) she can make sure everyone is who they say they are, right? So no need to worry about anonymous yahoos jumping into your intellectual debate.

Melvin Udall has a few solemn words to share as AMG appears ready to meet its Maker.

This post by Melvin is a very UNIQUE and special post. He says so.

AMG: a UNIQUE and special place

From time to time, we all get frustrated by what goes on on AMG.

Last night, I spent some time on the BDN web site, looking at two articles and the comments that flowed from them.

Susan Dench blog post

Dems claim LePage breaches constitution

In so many words, the vast majority of comments are ad hominem, uninformed, vicious, embarrassing, and completely lacking in any sense of public discourse.

How long does it take for a newspaper to realize that their own readership, at least as reflected in these comment pages, live in a cesspool? And when do they come to realize that they ‘feed’ the cesspool with their editorial policies?

Want to ‘restore your faith in the people?’ I suggest AMG, not the BDN.

AMG is a pure miracle by comparison, and I’m not sure how Scott Fish did it, exactly, other than creating the right culture right from the start. I’m not sure you could make a fresh start these days and accomplish the same thing.

AMG has a culture worth protecting, and I hope that collectively the ‘community’ can find a way to keep it alive and growing, and retain the unbelievably sane and civil atmosphere it projects.

Except for…….

Just kidding.

Yes, Melvin really did write that he likes AMG better than other websites because those other websites are described as follows: “In so many words, the vast majority of comments are ad hominem, uninformed, vicious, embarrassing, and completely lacking in any sense of public discourse.”

Insert joke here.

AMG, Melvin says, is a “pure miracle” by comparison, with a “culture worth protecting” and an “unbelievably sane and civil atmosphere.”


The “unbelievable sane” website’s front page includes conversations about the upcoming food riots:

“Portland’s worship of the god of ‘diversity’ also makes it prone to be a powderkeg under the right circumstances.”

…. A post entitled “Charlie Crist, Obama’s cabana boy, will run to be Florida’s governor” that includes a link to a picture of Obama hugging another man with the analysis:

Photo of two males is some sort of physical embrace of sorts…..hands clasped. That posturing is something I have never seen between two homo sapiens. Is that new or something. I have seen sports figures do some sort of hip bump, hand clasp, elbow touch and forehead bump. I get that form of expression. But the photo….Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?
Bury your chin in the shoulder of the other, touching ears, spread hand over the back. Intimacy implied says I.

The above might be hilarious if it were a spoof on the usual AMG paranoia of all things homosexual, but given the commentor’s previous posts, I am pretty sure he is actually concerned about two men hugging.

And lastly, the ever-paranoid Roger Ek is telling us (again) that the world is about to end:

I have a good book titled “One Second After”. It details what Homeland Security expects would occur after an EMP over West Virginia or so. What we would see is a blink like a photo flash. Then all electronic devices would be out of service. Your old Ford tractor or Piper Cub would run as long as your stored gas holds out. Then you are on your own. Cities would begin cannibalism as happened in Germany after WWII. It is scholarly work.

Anyone who thinks this is not possible is living in a dream world.


I can indeed. I was in Santo Domingo when there were 2,500 dead in the streets and the temperature was 104 degrees. Americans are living in a dream world. The world knows it. Americans will come to know it.

That is all just off the front page of today’s edition.

Unbelievably. Sane.