Maine gas distributor won't deliver to Trump voters

Elections are bitterly fought contests. But in a democratic system such as the United States, what enables us to function despite our political differences is this:

The U.S. political system operates on the principle of DUE PROCESS — established rules, procedures, and conventions that are honored and observed by all, including and especially the political party and their adherents who lost in elections.

It is this observance of Due Process that enables us to function as a country via the ballot, not the bullet.
But in the 2016 presidential election, the losing side refuses to observe Due Process, but instead are resorting to extra-procedural methods to subvert the election, including:

Now, amidst an Arctic freeze, a gas distributor in MaineTurner LP Gas Service on Canaan Rd, Skowhegan, ME 04976 — is refusing to deliver gas to anyone who had voted for Trump.
Michael Shepherd reports for the Bangor Daily News, Dec. 16, 2016, that Michael Turner, owner of Turner LP Gas Service in Skowhegan, declares his refusal in a voicemail:

“Thank you for calling Turner LP Gas. If you voted for Donald Trump for president, I will no longer be delivering your gas — please find someone else.”

You can hear Bangor Daily News‘ recording of Turner’s voicemail message for yourself here.
In so doing, Turner is willing to alienate more than half of his community:

  • Trump won Somerset County, Maine — in which Skowhegan is located — by a huge margin of 57.73% to Hillary Clinton’s 35%.
  • In Skowhegan specifically, Trump’s margin of victory was smaller but he still won 50% of the vote to Hillary’s 40%.

Reached on Friday night (Dec. 16) by Bangor Daily News, Turner said he recorded the message on Election Day, Nov. 8, and downplayed his voicemail as “just a statement.” At the same time, Turner called Trump “despicable” and “the Antichrist” who —

“is surrounding himself with white supremacists, racists, and now he’s got a bunch of generals going into his cabinet. I wouldn’t be surprised if he pulled a Fidel Castro: Declare martial law and take over.”

Although Turner told Bangor Daily News that “I wouldn’t cut anyone off that was freezing,” a customer, Jason W., wrote on Turner LP Gas’ Yelp page that Turner refused him gas:

“The President [of Turner LP Gas Service] called to tell us he won’t deliver us a gas A needed energy source for this time of year bc we voted for Trump. My gas is running low and can’t find anyone in the area to deliver. My kids and I will be getting cold and need gas. I can’t believe this guy would put his political beliefs before his duty as a business to serve the people. Moral character for this guy is at an all time low. Boycott his business!”

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For this business to refuse — or threatening to refuse — to deliver gas to Trump supporters in the Arctic freeze that’s enveloped much of the U.S., including the state of Maine, is unconscionable. Even in normal winters, average temperatures in Skowhegan are below freezing, with an average high of 31º in December, 26º in January, and 30º in February. many Mainers, especially the state’s senior citizens, rely on fuel deliveries to survive Maine’s harsh winter. Turner’s refusal to deliver gas to Trump supporters can become a matter of life or death if they can’t find another gas supplier.
Bangor Daily News points out that “Turner’s move is legal” because the Maine Human Rights Act bans discrimination in public accommodations on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, but not for political beliefs or affiliation.
That being said, Turner’s refusal to deliver gas to Trump supporters cannot be justified by his business being privately-owned and, therefore, supposedly has the right to deny services to whomever it pleases, because the Left put an end to that right by persecuting, prosecuting and convicting Christian-owned bakeries for refusing to bake cakes for homosexual weddings.
After Bangor Daily News reported on Turner’s refusal on Dec. 16, Turner said he’d already received 50 voicemails, most of which were from angry Trump supporters, although one of four were supportive. He said he’s not fearful for his business because he’s retiring soon, and he’s mulling becoming more politically active.
After speaking to Bangor Daily News, Turner has gone silent. Polizette said he “did not immediately return calls” on Dec. 16, nor was Snopes.com able to reach Turner LP Gas on Dec. 18. Before I published this post, I called Turner LP Gas Service’s phone number (207) 474-7556, but received no answer.
I searched that phone number on Spokeo and got these results, including a physical address on Canaan Road:

Michael A. Turner, Age 61
P. O. Box 1018
Skowhagen, ME 04976

It appears Michael Turner now has second thoughts and is weaseling out.
Turner LP Gas Service’s listing on Yelp (yp) has three pro-Trump pictures on its Gallery: #TrumpIsPotus, Trump Is My President, TRUMP Make America Great Again. Turner LP Gas’ listing on manta, the online small business directory, has its website as www.donaldjtrump.com:
turner-lp-gas-on-manta
H/t FOTM‘s Longknife 21 and GiGi
~Eowyn

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Kevin J Lankford
Kevin J Lankford
3 years ago

Another consumer of “fake news” having a tantrum. The only cure; he must get rid of his t.v. and learn to use the internet sources for truth. And that don’t mean the main stream media sites.

Nancy
3 years ago

Reblogged this on "OUR WORLD".

Alma
3 years ago

Sweet taste of victory! The idiots can’t overcome defeat and will do everything to disrupt the new process, DONALD J. TRUMP IS HERE TO STAY, MOVING ON FORWARD.

Longknife 21
Longknife 21
3 years ago

Excellent Post! Incredibly, “Bangor Daily News points out that “Turner’s move is legal” because the Maine Human Rights Act bans discrimination in public accommodations on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, but not for political beliefs or affiliation.” So a Lesbian couple can sue a bakery that refuses to bake them a cake, but it “legal” for a necessary “Public Utility Service” to refuse a service NECESSARY FOR SURVIVAL because you didn’t vote the way they wanted? What about the legal principle of “Damages”? And this BOZO is a… Read more »

Longknife 21
Longknife 21
3 years ago
Reply to  Longknife 21

I saw a story that Americans bought 17,850 TONS of foreign made ammunition last year. On top of Domestic Production and the “Remanufacturers” that do professional reloads in military and LEO brass.
If LibTARDs ask why, point out this story!

Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
3 years ago
Reply to  Longknife 21

I certainly hope that this lamo has had a change of heart . . . it is unconscionable that someone who provides a NECESSARY service, or goods would deny providing such based on the way a customer voted. I would suggest that all State legislatures visit this particular problem, and establish laws to govern the situation. Why is it that Democrats cannot act civilly unless under duress????? It is well that the situation regarding denying a baked cakes as opposed to providing a human necessity was brought up. What kind of a deviant can possibly think that they would have… Read more »

Steven Broiles
3 years ago

If Michael Turner is looking to put himself out of business, it looks like he’s doing a swell job. “The business of America is business,” said Calvin Coolidge, and America is the place to have it succeed. (At least it used to be). Long Story Short: Turner isn’t here to convert anyone to his cause, and he’s a DOPE. That being said, as a cab driver for over 30 years, I will dare say that it has taught me more about learning how to talk to people—and how to listen—than teaching high school English here in New York City. I… Read more »

Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
3 years ago
Reply to  Steven Broiles

Steven . . . I am so sorry that driving turned into such a drag, I am sure it is because of the disintegration of the quality of human beings we have walking around. Just as a matter of personal inquiry . . . how do you feel if a passenger just does not feel like engaging in conversation. Does this make you uncomfortable? Or, do you take it as a sign of rudeness on the passenger’s part. I am just wondering because I tend to not engage in conversation unless I know something of a person’s background, since my… Read more »

Steven Broiles
3 years ago
Reply to  Auntie Lulu

I let the passenger take the lead on conversation. I can usually tell if they want to talk beyond the exchange of pleasantries. But lately what I have been finding is that the leftists want to draw me out, to see if I’m on their wavelength. I have found that the lefties are the most predatory and intolerant people on earth. I detest them! So lately, I’ve been shutting my yap.

Alma
3 years ago

Let the,pm get inflated with their own gas and off into oblivion pfsssssss!

YouKnowWho
YouKnowWho
3 years ago

I wonder if the guy that supplies gas to this libatard supports him or Mr. Trump. If it’s the latter instead of the former I wonder what the response would be from Turner if his supplies were turned off? Bet he’d say you can’t do that and if you do you’re violating MY freedom of speech/association/etc.
Screw all of these pathetic losers.

Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
3 years ago
Reply to  YouKnowWho

YouKnowWho . . . you have brought up a wonderful question . . . what if the shoe were on the other foot? I agree with you, this fool would scream bloody murder.

Stephen
Stephen
3 years ago

This website is disgusting.

Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
3 years ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

DR Eowyn . . . I’ll bet that you have hit on something. Well, I hope this “Stephen” gets a bellyful of the opinions of us “Deplorable!” I still hope that every regulatory agency in the State of Maine pays a visit to the the gas dealership . . . and writes plenty of citations, that have fines attached to them.

Alma
3 years ago
Reply to  Stephen

If it is disgusting why do you keep looking it up? Too good to pass it by, eh?

Dave
Editor
Dave
3 years ago
Reply to  Stephen

Might better retire ASAP, komrade.
-Whilst you still have the money to do so.

Steven Broiles
3 years ago
Reply to  Stephen

That’s why you chimed in, eh, “Stephen?” GO LIVE IN A TENT IN THE WOODS AND EAT SMALL VERMIN AND PINE CONES!! Oh Boo Hoo Hoo, you little commie worm you! You little commie vermin!

Glenn47
Glenn47
3 years ago

When we started our propane service. We signed a contract. If he refuses to serve any customer short of being a non payer, he could be in deep Kim Chee.
He better hope no lives are lost.

Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
3 years ago
Reply to  Glenn47

Glenn47 . . . you are correct, if any illness or death were to result from this dealer withholding gas in this frigid weather . . . the resulting lawsuit will eat up every bit of the money he is looking forward to spending as a retiree!

Goldbug
Goldbug
3 years ago

Steven Broiles, you should write a book about your cabbie experiences .. and, yes, you write very well.

Steven Broiles
3 years ago
Reply to  Goldbug

Thank you both! Everyone needs something to believe in. I believe I’ll have another drink!
Thank you Goldbug & Dr. E.

Dave
Editor
Dave
3 years ago

How would this stoopid goober know which customers voted for Trump and which ones voted for comrade Broom Hilda?

greenworxx
greenworxx
3 years ago
Reply to  Dave

Exactly, Dave……….that is the #1 question. Maybe he’s on the board of elections in his town/county. If that’s the case, he should be kicked off.

Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
3 years ago
Reply to  greenworxx

greenworxx . . . even more than being kicked off the elections committee, I would almost think there would be some legal liability for using private government information for one’s own personal use. Oh! Goody. Let’s have him served with a warrant for misuse of governmental information!

ROGZIEL
ROGZIEL
3 years ago

If this is legal then the Left have just given us a basis for legal discrimination against them.
I’m not refusing services to you because of your race, national origin or sexual deviation, it’s because you are a Leftist. More importantly, because you are an insufferable, whiney farging icehole and a sinking bostich.
Legal.
What’s good for the goose is sauce for the gander.
But even if we were to be able to discriminate now, legally, wouldn’t we just feel petty and mean? Evidently, being petty and mean is not an issue to the Left.

Stephen
Stephen
3 years ago

One more thing: Turner Fuel has not actually denied anyone gas.

DCG
Admin
DCG
3 years ago
Reply to  Stephen

Prove it.

Stephen
Stephen
3 years ago
Reply to  DCG

Portland Press Herald

DCG
Admin
DCG
3 years ago
Reply to  Stephen

From the Portland Press Herald, “Turner said he has never actually denied anyone gas.” Doesn’t prove jack. Michael Turner is a bitter man. And until proven otherwise, is a liar who operates without a license. Shame on him.

brandi peters
brandi peters
3 years ago

You be a POS u ‘stephen’ michael ((((turner)))) scum of the earth

Longknife 21
Longknife 21
3 years ago

OOPS!!
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/12/maine-propane-dealer-refused-sell-trump-supporters-not-licensed-sell-propane/
According to the Maine Fuel Board, Turner’s propane license expired in 2012. Turner had two licenses, one for delivery and the other for dispensing, which expired in 2012 and 2014, respectively. The board became aware of the issue after the news of Turner’s message was reported by the Portland Press Herald late last week.”
How’s that for a parting shot!!

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shappens
shappens
3 years ago

Somebody needs to go up there and see what they can do about opening up a ‘new gas’ bizz! It could be a very good opportunity!
People need to look up alternatives, maybe all electric….if one can not compete over a gas monopoly up there…