Friday, March 25, 2011

Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Bahrain, Yemen, Syria, Iran, blah, blah, blah.

Can we please talk about the REAL war?

Bennett also released a memo from acting Labor Commissioner Laura Boyett that asks staffers for suggestions about renaming the seven conference rooms, some of which are named after labor leaders.

Rooms are named after four women, including Marion Martin, the state labor commissioner from 1947 to 1972, who is credited with forming the National Federation of Republican Women; and Frances Perkins, secretary of labor under Franklin D. Roosevelt and the first woman to hold a U.S. Cabinet post.

Rooms are named after Charles Scontras, a longtime University of Maine professor and a leading authority on Maine labor history, and William Looney, a Republican state legislator from Portland who helped pass child labor laws in the late 1800s.

In the memo, Boyett makes it clear to staffers that while they are awaiting a permanent labor commissioner, she wants the department to move ahead with changes.

"We have received feedback that the administration building is not perceived as equally receptive to both businesses and workers - primarily because of the nature of the mural in the lobby and the names of our conference rooms," she wrote. "Whether or not the perception is valid is not really at issue and therefore, not open to debate."

She asks workers to suggest names for the conference rooms by April 5 and indicates there will be "a small prize" for anyone who comes up with a new name. Boyett said that replacing the mural with a neutral paint and renaming the conference rooms after mountains in Maine would be appropriate.

How about the Fat Squaw Conference Room for Horizontally Challenged Retarded Cocksuckers?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

If only this savior had been elected years ago, Roxanne Quimby would never have been "FORCED" to take her business out of state.

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