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My name is Gerald Weinand and I live in a small town in coastal Maine. I am a licensed architect and the editor of Dirigo Blue, a blog about progressive politics in the Pine Tree State.

Groups: Social Security Defenders, Saturday Morning Home Repair, BellowsforSenate

Home Page: http://www.dirigoblue.com/

Diaries published: 416 (54 days since last diary on Sun Mar 29, 2015 at 02:34 PM PDT)

Comments posted: 19923 (0 days since last comment on Thu May 21, 2015 at 08:08 PM PDT)

Diary frequency: frequent

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 10281

Total Comment Ratings: 51069

Most Recommended Diary: Feingold to filibuster FISA bill = FISAbuster, 590 comments, 763 recommends

People Following Spud1: 50

Spud1's Most Recent Diaries:

I had forgotten about this, but it seems more appropriate today than ever. In 2012, then Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley delivered the Keynote Address to the Maine Democratic Party Convention, and ...
by Spud1
Comment Count 13 comments on Sun Mar 29, 2015 at 02:34 PM PDT with 30 Recommends
Those were good time during the halcyon days of the W Bush administration, when extraordinary rendition and waterboarding and other forms of torture - I mean, enhanced interrogation - were the way ...
by Spud1
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Mar 18, 2015 at 05:59 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
Yesterday it was reported that Republican Maine State Sen. Michael Willette suggested that President Obama will see ISIS at family reunion . Mike Tipping, who broke yesterday's story, did some ...
by Spud1
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Mar 10, 2015 at 08:38 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
There has been talk lately in Maine about what sort of legacy Gov. Paul LePage will leave the Pine Tree State, and it seems unfiltered comments is a early front-runner. Maine State Sen. Mike ...
by Spud1
Comment Count 155 comments on Mon Mar 09, 2015 at 09:20 AM PDT with 111 Recommends
This is a short rant. Like many of you, I continue to be outraged as each day seems to bring yet another story about law enforcement officers acting well beyond what the situation dictates, often ...
by Spud1
Comment Count 16 comments on Fri Feb 13, 2015 at 08:28 PM PST with 21 Recommends
This is a very short diary, but I want to make this point, since I've been reading headlines like this one in the Guardian today: Two suspected child suicide bombers attack Nigerian market Let me ...
by Spud1
Comment Count 6 comments on Sun Jan 11, 2015 at 08:48 PM PST with 18 Recommends

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