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Re: “Norwich University Band to Perform at Trump’s Inauguration

Slowly, but surely we creep along the road toward fascism.

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Posted by bellota on 01/16/2017 at 2:00 PM

Re: “Don't Panic: In Advance of Trump Inauguration, Burlington Activists Perform Hysteria

Hey good luck with your protest. In 4 years when the sky has not fallen and the world is a safer place due to President Trump be sure to stop protesting long enough to vote.

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Posted by citizen on 01/16/2017 at 1:50 PM

Re: “Don't Panic: In Advance of Trump Inauguration, Burlington Activists Perform Hysteria

Citizen, in the words of the feminist Beyonce, "boy bye." Best of luck to you engaging in thoughtful and respectful civil discourse with your fellow citizens these next four years.

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Posted by Llu Mulvaney-Stanak on 01/16/2017 at 12:11 PM

Re: “At Caucus, Burlington Dems Back Progressive Council Prez Knodell

Genese Grill got caught trying to run a dirty campaign and stir up negativity against her opponent by impersonating an anonymous commenter online, and her defense is that she's been using her real name on her campaign page? I would certainly hope so! If she *really* wanted to use her own name, surely she could easily find the account info button at the top of this very page?

However, this appears similar to her usual modus operandi of relentlessly spamming the Front Porch Forum with anti-mall material, which many believe led to that campaign's failure because people were put off by her long-winded posts there, often exceeding 10-15 pages daily. This abuse of public forums is quite in keeping with the political strategies of a post-Trump era. Grill also tried to sabotage Bernie's campaign by smearing his wife during the election because of a personal grudge over being unceremoniously fired from her last academic post, years ago. She didn't care if Bernie, whom she supported, lost; her only small-minded and petty goal was to keep Jane Sanders out of the White House as First Lady (see http://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/jane-says-sanders-secret-weapon-or-a-political-liability/Content?oid=2670992).

However, if she doesn't get her way, we may expect to see this city council hopeful collapsing on the floor of the police station in tears again, which is where she was observed last summer after another failed campaign to stop the air show. Burlington, please dig deeper and ask yourselves who you really want having access to city government?

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Posted by VivaONE on 01/16/2017 at 11:26 AM

Re: “Jane Says: Sanders' Secret Weapon or a Political Liability?

Genese Grills defense is that shes been using her real name on her campaign page? I would certainly hope so! That does not excuse her from getting caught trying to run a dirty campaign and trying to stir up negativity against her opponent by impersonating an anonymous commenter online. Surely, she could easily find the account info button at the top of this page if she really wanted to use her own name?

However, this is in keeping with her usual modus operandi of relentlessly spamming the Front Porch Forum with her anti-mall propaganda, which many believe led to the failure of that campaign because people were put off by her long-winded rants there, which often exceeded 10-15 pages . This abuse of public forums is quite in keeping with the political strategies of a post-Trump era. Genese also tried to sabotage Bernies campaign by smearing his wife during the election because of a personal grudge over being unceremoniously fired from her last academic post, years ago. She didnt care if Bernie, whom she supported, lost; her only small-minded and petty goal was to keep Jane Sanders out of the White House as First Lady (see http://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/jane-says-sanders-secret-weapon-or-a-political-liability/Content?oid=2670992).

However, if she doesnt get her way, we may expect to see this city council hopeful collapsing on the floor of the police station in tears again, which is where she was observed last summer after another failed campaign to stop the air show. Burlington, please dig deeper and ask yourselves who you really want having access to city government?

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Posted by VivaONE on 01/16/2017 at 11:02 AM

Re: “Scott Plans to Merge Labor and Commerce, Lottery and Liquor

Wow. who squealed to 7 Days?

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Posted by Tom A. on 01/16/2017 at 10:56 AM

Re: “Don't Panic: In Advance of Trump Inauguration, Burlington Activists Perform Hysteria

LLU MULVANEY STANAK when did I suggest using violence again't you? I only gave you a suggestion for what you and your group could do with the items you stated you plan to hand out at your next event. I never suggested I would be involved. You sound like one of those democratic soldiers that went to Trump rallies to incite violence and then tried to blame the violence on Trump supporters. You Democrats play a dirty game. Then when people stand up to your lies you wine like babies. Maybe you and your group should leave America for awhile because you lost the election and things won't be going your way for sometime here in the good old USA. P.S you calling me a troll is very uncivil. I'm to tall to be a troll.

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Posted by citizen on 01/16/2017 at 10:31 AM

Re: “Don't Panic: In Advance of Trump Inauguration, Burlington Activists Perform Hysteria

Citizen, I am saying you are hiding behind your anonymous profile and not posting your name with your comments. I am. Also, today is MLK Day, hence my switched photo honoring him. Your gross and inappropriate comment about stuffing panties in my mouth is indeed a violent comment. You have no substance in what you have commented here and again, clearly no courage to actually be public in this forum. I have no interest in a public debate with someone who presents such sophomoric and nasty commentary as yourself.

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Posted by Llu Mulvaney-Stanak on 01/16/2017 at 10:19 AM

Re: “Norwich University Band to Perform at Trump’s Inauguration

Well, I don't think it's a honor to "celebrate" a clown taking office in the White House, but I can understand why an organization aligned with our military would chose not to make a political statement of such proportions by refusing the invitation. Not that Norwich would, but I don't take this as an endorsement as much as it is a part of the identity of the school.

But everything about this inauguration is sad, sorry, and ludicrous, when viewed in the light of reality. Mr. Trump is not qualified for this. He is not an credible voice for our country. He is a charlatan in business and now in politics. That's not my opinion -- anyone who has been aware of him for the past three decades is well aware of who and what he is.

If we have no options short of armed resistance or military coup to prevent him from taking this office [him and the cadre of hyper-Right-Wing operatives who come with this package] -- and those extreme remedies are certainly OUT, being ways to destroy the very thing we'd like to preserve: Our Democracy! -- then we must deal with this transition as it takes place, resist the man in office, vote the blighters out at the first opportunity, and ... soldier on. [Sorry for a pun at such a sad time.]

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Posted by Pat Goudey O'Brien on 01/16/2017 at 9:21 AM

Re: “At Caucus, Burlington Dems Back Progressive Council Prez Knodell

BTW, who has been engaging in a "negative smear campaign"? The smears were thrown by CLC, the anti-Mall allies, and the Weinberger haters. Just look at Comrade Petrarca's and others' name-calling on this thread alone:

Capitalist exploitation
Weinberger=Trumpist
Developer
Cutthroat
Twerp
Multi-millionaire
Gentrification agenda
Neo-fascist

If that isn't smearing people just because they have different ideas from you, I don't know what is. The fact is that the Mayor has put up with this name-calling for months and months without responding. Now your mad that the guy you've been smearing for months is mad? Really?

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Posted by knowyourassumptions on 01/16/2017 at 9:20 AM

Re: “At Caucus, Burlington Dems Back Progressive Council Prez Knodell

Headline: "Politician Critiques Mayor's Speech Before Seeing Or Hearing It. Then Lashes Out At Critics"

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Posted by knowyourassumptions on 01/16/2017 at 9:02 AM

Re: “At Caucus, Burlington Dems Back Progressive Council Prez Knodell

Also: who is it running a negative campaign here? We are not the ones calling people who voted yes on the mall vote anti-environmental, anti-senior, anti-labor, anti-affordable housing. We are not the ones calling almost half of the citizens of the city a "reactionary fringe". Criticism where criticism is due is a duty of all citizens. Negative smear campaigns are something else.

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Posted by Sud End on 01/16/2017 at 8:24 AM

Re: “At Caucus, Burlington Dems Back Progressive Council Prez Knodell

Excuse me, " Know Your Assumptions," my Sud End name happens to be connected to an old Facebook account which has since been changed to my real name. But it comes up this way on the comments...I don't know why. As anyone who knows me knows, I am happy to express my criticisms, have done so on my campaign page, in the newspaper, and openly at city meetings, and have been doing so for years. My first comment came after reading about the Mayor's speech. I was reacting to quotes in the newspaper. The second came after watching the speech. Have a nice day.

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Posted by Sud End on 01/16/2017 at 8:21 AM

Re: “At Caucus, Burlington Dems Back Progressive Council Prez Knodell

SEB8085 isn't commenting pseudonymously on an article about himself or herself!

What's even more amazing is that Grill's second comment here (8:36) pm shows that she criticized the Mayor's speech before she had even seen it.

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Posted by knowyourassumptions on 01/16/2017 at 8:15 AM

Re: “Don't Panic: In Advance of Trump Inauguration, Burlington Activists Perform Hysteria

I'm in no way expressing violence but I would love to have,a public debate with you. And I notice that you keep accusing me of being afraid or unwilling to come out publicly but I notice you apparently think you are the great Dr. King judging by the pic. you post with, so who is hiding. Like I said please let me know where and when your next public event will happen and I'll be there. You will know it is me when you see my sign it will read "I am Citizen." We can discuss real issue the Trump administration will be facing and the real policies they will implement not the fake hysteria you and your group are spreading.

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Posted by citizen on 01/16/2017 at 6:52 AM

Re: “I Peed During Sex and Am So Embarrassed

That sounds exactly wat happens with my finance n I he is my soul mate the things he can do 2 make me feel like that I never new was possible until we met. 2 yrs n still have amazing sex he thinks I'm getting board n so he gotta switch things up but that's funny cuz I could get off doing same thing everyday all day... I just looked this up tonight because he thought I gave been peeing most of the time so he upset thinking I don't like it anymore... So glad 2 show him I was right n its a good thing just proves wat I always tell him that he is the best we made 4 each other soul mates!!!!!! Thank u female ejaculation hallelujah!!!!!

Posted by Rachael Ragan on 01/16/2017 at 2:44 AM

Re: “At Caucus, Burlington Dems Back Progressive Council Prez Knodell

Is that seb8085 hiding behind a pseudonym????!
Hypocritical? Negative? Credible?

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Posted by Michael Long on 01/16/2017 at 12:25 AM

Re: “Norwich University Band to Perform at Trump’s Inauguration

I am happy to hear that the Norwich cadets will be representing Vermont in the Inauguration ceremonies in Washington on Friday. It is an honor to be invited to participate in the peaceful transition of power that has made the United States unique in the nations of the world. Norwich can be justly proud of its history of providing America with leaders in all fields and especially in the United States Military.

I'm sure that there are more than a few names of Norwich Alumni on the Vietnam Wall in Washington as well as on every list of men and women who have sacrificed so that Americans can live in peace and freedom at home.

Congratulations on the invite and march proud.

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Posted by alpha1six on 01/15/2017 at 11:06 PM

Re: “Don't Panic: In Advance of Trump Inauguration, Burlington Activists Perform Hysteria

Oh Citizen my dear, how would I know who you were at the next action when you don't have the courage to be public with your opinions or comments? Your quick ascent to using violent threats against me only further showcases why speaking truth to trolls like you matters more than ever. Where is your substance on the actual content of this article and the the issues we were raising about the policies the Trump administration are about to put in place? Seems like all you want to do is be misogynistic, inflammatory, and cowardice.

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Posted by Llu Mulvaney-Stanak on 01/15/2017 at 10:56 PM

Re: “At Caucus, Burlington Dems Back Progressive Council Prez Knodell

FYI, the person posting as "Sud End" is Genese Grill- the person running against Jane Knodell! Why doesn't she use her real name here, instead of trolling as a "commenter" with negative things to say about the other side?! Please, if you're going to run a negative campaign, at least own it, instead of hiding under a pseudonym!

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Posted by seb8085 on 01/15/2017 at 9:54 PM

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