Our Racist Homophobe Moron Klansman Mickey Mouse Governor Just Got Called Out

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In the last 24 hours, Maine's unholy Gov. Paul LePage has been honored with several public portraits on the graffiti wall of Portland's wastewater treatment facility: He was painted, entirely deservedly, as a KKK member with the explanatory notes of "Racist, Homophobe, Moron," he was repainted over, he was again exposed as a Klansman, and he was transformed into Mickey Mouse explaining that "Hate Is Hate." Even as city officials struggled to draw the ever-tricky line between free and hate speech - they have never before removed anything from the wall - the public spoke on the image of a guy who is "just a hateful person": "This is an honest portrayal. It is good work."

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