Magic City Morning Star

Advertising | RSS Feed | About Us 

Last Updated: Oct 14, 2013 - 12:49:29 AM 

An eclectic mix of news and information
Staff Login
Donate towards our web hosting bill!

Front Page 
  -- Local
  -- State
  -- National
  -- IRS News
  -- Win at Work
  -- History
  Tech Notes
  -- Comics
  -- R.P. BenDedek
  -- Kenneth Tellis
  -- M Stevens-David
  -- Down the Road
  Today in History
  -- Editor's Desk
  -- Guest Column
  -- Scheme of Things
  -- Michael Devolin
  -- Tom DeWeese
  -- Ed Feulner
  -- Jim Kouri
  -- Julie Smithson
  -- J. Grant Swank
  -- Doug Wrenn
  Agenda 21
  Book Reviews
  -- Old Embers

Web Directory Reviews
WDR Directory of Directories
Restore The Republic - The Home of the Freedom Movement!

Alyce Maragus

MAGIC - Where Are Its 85% Supporters?
By Alyce Maragus
Dec 28, 2007 - 6:51:58 PM

Email this article
 Printer friendly page

Matt Polstein believes you are stupid and will believe anything he tells you. And although Mrs. Fanjoy is a college graduate, she seems to have forgotten any mathematical expertise she may have once acquired.

At the December 13th council meeting, Councilor Polstein chastised the public and certain councilors for spreading what he called "misinformation." If Polstein were not such an egotist, he would realize by now that people in Millinocket are not as gullible as he believes them to be, at least not anymore. Yes, it has taken five or six years for them to see through his and MAGIC's lies but more and more people are waking up to the simple fact that just because Polstein says it is so, that doesn't necessarily make it so.

And speaking of misinformation, has anyone caught the "misinformation" in a recent (12/27/07) Lincoln News article written by Lisa Pelkey/Hayes and entitled "MAGIC remains unified"?

Quote: "We're never going to be able to convince those people who believe Jim Talbott", Fanjoy said. "We are not going to waste our time or our breath on some of those others". I wonder who "those others" might be? Could it be the ones who have been telling the truth about MAGIC? Do you think?

Maybe that is why MAGIC has lost all of its credibility. Why else would Fanjoy not want to discuss MAGIC's successes and to clear the air regarding questions about the organization's finances? The plain and simple answer is that Fanjoy has no logical way to justify MAGIC's existence.

The article goes on to say that "Fanjoy said as far as the board is concerned, the organization needs to remain focused on the 85% of the population who support MAGIC".

This is where Fanjoy's lack of mathematics comes in. I do believe she has forgotten the two referendums in Millinocket that succeeded in bringing about MAGIC's loss of funding in our town. Does that sound as though 85% of the people supported MAGIC? If so, then I guess I need to brush up on my arithmetic skills.

In the same article, Shirley Tapley (East Millinocket) seems to be questioning whether or not MAGIC can afford $5,000 to secure rental space. And David Dickey (Medway) wants MAGIC to have a plan in place in order to receive further funding from that town.

Rather than 85% of pro-MAGIC supporters, it would seem to me that others are jumping ship.

When that happenss, the RATS usually drown.

Can we be that lucky? I certainly hope so!

© Copyright 2002-2013 by Magic City Morning Star

Top of Page

Alyce Maragus
Latest Headlines
Ron Preo and the WSYY Interview of 8/6/09
Shame on the Councilors Who Voted to Approve a Loan to Brown's Custom Builders
To: Matt Polstein
The Millinocket Town Council - Last of the Big Spenders
Michael Brown Custom Builders

A Dinosaur of Education - a blog by James Fabiano.
Shobe Studios
Wysong Foods - Pets and People Too