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Re: “The Internet Branded Her a Racist. Does It Matter That She's Bipolar?

She claims she was "joking." Well here's the math. Joke + racism = racism

She is not a victim. And being bipolar has nothing to do with being racist or immoral. To suggest suc a thing is i sulting to all people living with mental illness. Her "blip on the radar" let her social defenses down, but what came out had to already be there.

Posted by JamilahFreya on 01/21/2017 at 10:47 AM

Re: “The Internet Branded Her a Racist. Does It Matter That She's Bipolar?

Jesus Christ ~ leave this woman ALONE!!! Sure, she was out of line, but to have her and her family receive death threats is clearly over the top. Who is the bully now?

I looked at the post and knew it was a joke. I, admittedly, chuckled when seeing it. I know this woman and she is NOT a racist ~ not by a long shot. C'mon, people, can't anyone take a joke anymore? Lighten up and move on.

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Posted by Leslie Pilato Bonnette on 01/21/2017 at 10:35 AM

Re: “The Internet Branded Her a Racist. Does It Matter That She's Bipolar?

I guess Seven Days didn't dig very deep when they wrote this article. Thank you, Michelle from Boston. What you state is very true.
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Posted by LuLu on 01/21/2017 at 10:15 AM

Re: “The Internet Branded Her a Racist. Does It Matter That She's Bipolar?

Racist
I have friends and family that are bipolar - they have never, nor would ever, post racist pablum like this.

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Posted by Lisa Evans on 01/21/2017 at 10:02 AM

Re: “The Internet Branded Her a Racist. Does It Matter That She's Bipolar?

Bear in minds this is a 44-year-old woman who's been diagnosed for 20 years. She has a well-connected and supportive family. Time to take some RESPONSIBILITY, Heather! "Sad!"

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Posted by Michelle C from Boston on 01/21/2017 at 7:57 AM

Re: “The Internet Branded Her a Racist. Does It Matter That She's Bipolar?

This woman uses being bipolar as the reason for her posting a disgusting remark on Facebook

I guess I would have to ask what is the excuse the rest of her friends were using for posting the degrading remarks about Donald Trump that they posted on Facebook

Some of the remarks that have been made about our new president are absolutely disgusting and have no place in America... these people proposing violence against a new American president is disgusting

Look at the attack made against Barron Trump a 10 year old boy... why didn't the media make an outcry about this... when does this kind of foolishness end

Look at the behavior from Congress on down to the people in the streets ruining businesses and setting cars on fire while assaulting people.. I guess it's also okay that her and her friends were in favor of this type of behavior

It is really sad that these "college-educated people" act like complete imbeciles when they don't get their way

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Posted by Richard Ley on 01/21/2017 at 7:09 AM

Re: “Family of Syrian Refugees Arrive in Rutland as Resettlement Begins

All the tax money and volunteerism being put forward for refugees could have gone to helping Americans first, but no, now it is everyone but Americans first.

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Posted by Deplorable Danny on 01/21/2017 at 4:28 AM

Re: “St. Mike's Grad Designs Inaugural Outfits for Ivanka Trump's Kids

Tug that forelock.

Posted by 8valvegrowl on 01/21/2017 at 12:17 AM

Re: “Party Time: Vermont Republicans Take D.C. for Inauguration

i hope peter welch stands up and doesnt just sit back and make friendly. his privilege allowed him access to the inauguration, just as many of his colleagues, could not go. i am so disappointed he sided with the bullies and went.

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Posted by Marsha E. Camp on 01/21/2017 at 12:15 AM

Re: “The Internet Branded Her a Racist. Does It Matter That She's Bipolar?

Even more conceisly
Wick even contradicts herself in this article.

From paragraphs 9-10: Wick didnt use her mental illness as an excuse for what she posted on Facebook. In fact, she said just the opposite. "I wasnt manic, I was making a satirical joke.".

From paragraph 45: Bipolar is one of those illnesses that, even if youre stable, you can have minor blips on the radar, Wick said on Friday. Unfortunately one minor blip on the radar was the comment I made about slavery."

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Posted by Michelle C from Boston on 01/20/2017 at 11:39 PM

Re: “The Internet Branded Her a Racist. Does It Matter That She's Bipolar?

Wick even contradicts herself in this article.

From paragraphs 9-10: Wick didnt use her mental illness as an excuse for what she posted on Facebook. In fact, she said just the opposite. "I wasnt manic, I was making a satirical joke. I regret that I did it because it was a little too over the line. I meant it as a joke but I apologize if I offended anybody.

From paragraph 45: Bipolar is one of those illnesses that, even if youre stable, you can have minor blips on the radar, Wick said on Friday. Unfortunately one minor blip on the radar was the comment I made about slavery."

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Posted by Michelle C from Boston on 01/20/2017 at 11:27 PM

Re: “The Internet Branded Her a Racist. Does It Matter That She's Bipolar?

Thank you for your story on mental illness. Breaking the silence on mental illness helps to break the stigma. Here's my own story:

In December, 2006, I was hospitalized at FAHC for to a stress and alcohol-induced illness. I no longer drink. After a decade, I still remember the treatment I received from this 'doctor:' how she followed me down the halls screaming, how she destroyed the property of an 80-yr old patient and how she mocked a patient, telling him is suicide attempt was, "just one more reason you're a failure." I will never forget. But should I forgive? Let's see...

First, keep in mind that Heather is a doctor, conveniently equipped with the medical knowledge to self-diagnose. Furthermore, this isn't the first time Wick has cowered behind her diagnosis. In 2010, she was convicted twice on felony drug charges and used her diagnosis to avoid prison time. Kimball Manning, her elderly then-husband and co-conspirator, received a 54-month sentence.

Wick may or may not be bipolar, but she's definitely a bully. Why should we show mercy to someone who clearly has not shown empathy? One of the gifts of my sobriety is the ability to clearly see through BS. I encourage readers to do the same.

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Posted by Michelle C from Boston on 01/20/2017 at 10:37 PM

Re: “The Internet Branded Her a Racist. Does It Matter That She's Bipolar?

And what's the excuse for making death threats ? And what's the excuse for making death threats to a relative or associate of the person you're angry with ?

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Posted by Rich ard on 01/20/2017 at 10:30 PM

Re: “The Internet Branded Her a Racist. Does It Matter That She's Bipolar?

Being bi-polar is not an excuse for her bad humor.

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Posted by Cassy Gardner on 01/20/2017 at 9:54 PM

Re: “The Internet Branded Her a Racist. Does It Matter That She's Bipolar?

So let's start with some of the people locked up right now because they did things in a Manic Phase!
Will Seven Days do an article on some of them to help them out?
She admitted she won't in that phase it was a joke she said!
Stop putting Bi-Polar on her when it was clearly a joke among friends you all do that was exposed.
Don't get mad when you called out on your mess! Why should Cheatham feel bad!
I admit I can respect her for owning up to a stupid joke gone bad and not making excuses.
Some others of you could take pointers from her on how to admit when you wrong and apologize. Leave her alone now!
Ok, NEXT, let's move on, we got bigger fish to fry and you all invited to dinner!

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Posted by Deborah Alston on 01/20/2017 at 9:38 PM

Re: “The Internet Branded Her a Racist. Does It Matter That She's Bipolar?

What she doesn't mention is all the insensitive "stop whining, he won" style remarks that she was making on friends' posts before she decided to strike out on her own. Her attitude was brazen and unsympathetic. It's interesting to discover this bit of info, but it doesn't really excuse what she did in my eyes. Not that she deserves death threats, mind you.

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Posted by Zac Rutter on 01/20/2017 at 9:07 PM

Re: “The Internet Branded Her a Racist. Does It Matter That She's Bipolar?

Dammit Seven Days, why are you letting nuance get in the way of crucifying someone on the internet and making death threats to everyone she's ever met!? Can't we just destroy her life based on a single, contextless post in peace???

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Posted by stellaquarta on 01/20/2017 at 8:45 PM

Re: “Vermonters Join Inaugural Protests in Washington, D.C.

Only in an election where Hillary Clinton is the other choice can Donald Trump win.

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Posted by Mt.Philo on 01/20/2017 at 6:06 PM

Re: “Vermonters Join Inaugural Protests in Washington, D.C.

Strange, though, that these people would have been fine with Hillary's brand of deceit and disconnect from the people.

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Posted by Mt.Philo on 01/20/2017 at 5:44 PM

Re: “Walters: Slouching Toward Transparency

Doug Hoffer is really looking out for our interests. And with the Senate in Prog/Dem hands, I expected better than this.

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Posted by Barbara Alsop on 01/20/2017 at 4:30 PM

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