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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.
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.
It seems that AMGLOLZ actually predeceased AMG, but now that the Fishmeister has officially driven a stake through the Narantula’s heart, how do we appropriately say goodbye?
All suggestions will be gratefully accepted.
August 13, 2013 by Average Joe
Of course, I’m just kidding, and everyone would know it, especially if I said I wanted to do the dirty deed from the seat of a flight simulator. So that’s the big debate over at AMG with most, except for reasonable Bruce Libby, blaming the media for distorting and exaggerating the Governor’s misguided sense of humor.
But on WGAN’s Ken and Mike show the other morning, a caller made a really good point. If a fifth grader made a similar comment in school, would he be expelled or simply suspended? Don’t even ask what the TSA might do to you at the airport. And here we’re talking about the Governor. Shouldn’t he be held to an even higher standard?
I have a theory. It’s all a brilliant strategery to get re-elected. The more stupid things the Governor says, the more used the public becomes to them and the more immune they become to any further outbursts. And when during the campaign they’re reminded of all the idiotic blasts from the Governor’s unrestrained mouth, “Oh, that’s just Paulie being Paulie,” they’ll say, reminiscent of Manny Ramirez. So he earns a pass for being less than a stellar statesman and re-election is in hand. Brilliant!
It’s been almost half a year since amglolz has graced us with one of his (her?) refreshing looks at Maine politics and the antics of the Republic Party. What gives? Readers have tried to stir him (her?) out of hibernation using ruses such as “amglolz is dead,” but to no avail. I miss the times we’ve had in the past, dissing various deserving people and laughing at their stupidity. What happened? Has amglolz gone over to the dark side? Has he converted to Libertarian? Whassup?
Melvin Udall is one of the most consistently obtuse AMGers. He always sees terrible conspiracies and meanings in the smallest things. His most recent hangup is that when he watched the Democratic National Convention he saw President Obama walk out on stage clapping.
I don’t know if Obama actually clapped. I don’t really care. But let’s take Melvin at his word:
Did you ever work for a leader who clapped for himself when he walked into a room?
“The dignity of the office.” Got it.
Maybe Obama was clapping for the crowd? For the thousands of Americans donating their time to be delegates in our political process? Just a thought, Melvin.
I will give a special AMGLOLZ mention to anyone who can find video of a GOP politician clapping as he/she walks out on stage to give a speech. It must have happened before in our grand Republic, seeing as it is about as benign as a vanilla cupcake.
…. To reflect that he is on his way to becoming the Honorable Judge Billings. Sadly, this likely means he will never return to AMG to dispense sanity and logic from on high. I had always pictured his tenure in government ending like Revelations in the Bible; he would gallop back into the AMG internet world upon his online horses named Honesty, Truth, Logic, and Respectful Allowance of Other’s Differing Opinions, and put an end to the corrupt, evil rule of the Anti-Dan and her curt “lol” retorts.
But now it shall never be.
April 8, 2012 by Average Joe
Here’s our chance to let the Fishmeister know how rational people think about AMG, Naran, TomC, Melvin Udall, etc., etc.
Go to their online survey to give him an ear/eyeful!
I’m sure he’s just dying to hear from all of us. After all, AMG is an open forum where all opinions are welcome. Naran said so.