The Maine mural is back in my local headlines today. A few years ago the states Department of Labor was erecting a new building. They commissioned a local artist to paint a mural which depicted..."the value and dignity of workers and their critical role in creating the wealth of the state and nation."
It wasn't such a bad mural. It was large and filled a whole wall. Apparently it anti-corporation though. It was also our then newly elected Gov. Lepage's first battle against the worker. He ordered the mural removed.
He's governor, he can do that. It was stupid, pointless, it created needless division and served no purpose. Furthermore the battle of the mural is STILL costing tax-payer money. A couple union reps and an artist sued Lepage. Something about squelching free speech. The plaintiffs lost the case but appealed. It's being heard down in Boston today.
I only hope that Mr. Lepage has had some second thoughts about his first actions as governor of our great state of Maine. See the mural and read the story HERE.
In other news my boss is psychotic and I'm feeling the depressive weight of all the cold, dark, drives home from work to come. It's SO hard to muster up any energy in the evenings this time of year.