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Re: “Burlington Council Candidate to Sue State’s Attorney for Discrimination

Any attempts to link Governor Phil Scott to this dispute is a stretch. He certainly wasn't involved as Lt. Governor, so why would he be now? Folks often don't do their own due diligence, and Vermont media is historically biased in their selective reporting of the news. Best wishes to all.

Posted by Thomas Joseph on 02/21/2017 at 10:51 PM

Re: “New Vermont House Bill Would Legalize, Tax Marijuana Sales

Because referenda are not allowed under our state Constitution.

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Posted by Sam Young on 02/21/2017 at 10:37 PM

Re: “New Vermont House Bill Would Legalize, Tax Marijuana Sales

Serious question: Why hasn't legalize-and-tax been a statewide ballot item? Is there a process for that? If so, what's required? Because the Legislature is completely out of touch on this issue and flushing money down the toilet on a daily basis, it should be put to the people.

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Posted by stellaquarta on 02/21/2017 at 9:31 PM

Re: “Vail to Purchase Stowe Mountain Resort for $50 Million

Vail is a soulless monopoly that gobbles up ski areas and turns them into bougie, glitzy resorts whilst simultaneously ruining the local ski culture and hurting the local economy. But, then again the previous owners, AIG, played a pretty big part in ruining the entire economy.

Posted by Gus Steves on 02/21/2017 at 9:04 PM

Re: “Vail to Purchase Stowe Mountain Resort for $50 Million

We live in central vt and have bought the epic pass and skied Colorado for years. great buy $700!

Posted by Vettenski on 02/21/2017 at 7:31 PM

Re: “Burlington Council Candidate to Sue State’s Attorney for Discrimination

I know Abdullah from the Y. Always kind and respectful. He was never difficult to understand. I do know that he spoke out against Brandon del Pozo for police chief. Del Pozo wrote a pro-racial profiling master thesis. He bragged about sending countless Black and Brown men to Riker's Island under the NYPD "broken windows" military-style policing and he's been associated with Muslim surveillance in the NY/NJ area. Any connection?

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Posted by Albert Petrarca on 02/21/2017 at 5:15 PM

Re: “Burlington Council Candidate to Sue State’s Attorney for Discrimination

I knew Abdullah from his longtime work at the YMCA. He is a bright, positive, cheery young man who had a knack for lifting anyone's day and even completed menial chores with a smile. He is a bundle of opportunity who would benefit any employer.

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Posted by Tiki Archambeau on 02/21/2017 at 4:50 PM

Re: “Walters: Sanders Alums Back Purity Test for Senate Dems

"What's your point?"

My point was that Lade's assertion that Leahy hasn't spoken to the VT media, was a false statement. Apparently made with no fact-checking before being made. Kinda like our current President. That was my point. What's yours?

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Posted by knowyourassumptions on 02/21/2017 at 4:47 PM

Re: “Burlington Council Candidate to Sue State’s Attorney for Discrimination

Or maybe he was just terrible at his job and it has nothing to do with his religious beliefs or where he was from? Hard telling not knowing...

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Posted by Zeb White on 02/21/2017 at 4:33 PM

Re: “Vermonters Visit Muslim Canadian Family Turned Back at Border

Andy and Rebecca are good people, and I'm glad you've shown the nice side of Vermont!

Posted by Barbara Alsop on 02/21/2017 at 3:43 PM

Re: “Walters: Sanders Alums Back Purity Test for Senate Dems

And Bernie appeared on VPR too during 7 Days' dry spell. What's your point? There were plenty of snarky and unpleasant comments in this paper about Bernie last year, but you probably didn't notice them, since you apparently agreed with them. Many of us did not.

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Posted by Barbara Alsop on 02/21/2017 at 3:35 PM

Re: “Burlington Council Candidate to Sue State’s Attorney for Discrimination

I'm very sad this happened this way. I had the opportunity to watch the young man perform his job one afternoon while waiting in the office, and I was impressed by his performance. I had no difficulty understanding his accent, which is minimal, and was delighted by his cheerful and respectful demeanor.

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Posted by Barbara Alsop on 02/21/2017 at 3:29 PM

Re: “Walters: Sanders Alums Back Purity Test for Senate Dems

"Furthermore, when is the last time Leahy spoke directly to any Vermont media outlet outside of campaigning?"

Really? Do you mean like 3 weeks ago, when Leahy spoke directly to VPR?

http://digital.vpr.net/post/sen-leahy-his-…

That was not even hard. C'mon. You need to try harder.

And as for 7D running a "large assortment" of stories "critical" of Bernie: How many? Which ones? When? And what was the ratio of critical stories to the weekly sycophantic ones during the "Year of Bernie" at 7D?

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Posted by knowyourassumptions on 02/21/2017 at 3:15 PM

Re: “Burlington Council Candidate to Sue State’s Attorney for Discrimination

This is so disgusting. I thought Phil Scott was a decent guy, and maybe he is. I hope he finds himself a new state's attorney soon- or I'll have to change my opinion.

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Posted by James Harvey on 02/21/2017 at 2:43 PM

Re: “Walters: Sanders Alums Back Purity Test for Senate Dems

Selective memory serves you well. Seven Days ran a large assortment of stories that were critical of Bernie. Furthermore, when is the last time Leahy spoke directly to any Vermont media outlet outside of campaigning?

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Posted by Mark Lade on 02/21/2017 at 1:28 PM

Re: “Montpeculiar: State’s Attorney by Week, Waitress by Weekend

We need more real people love like her in Politics!

Posted by Wendyll Caisse on 02/21/2017 at 12:36 PM

Re: “Walters: Sanders Alums Back Purity Test for Senate Dems

"Bernie doesn't owe Seven Days shit."

That's just false. It was practically embarrassing how they gushed and fawned and drooled over him when he announced for the Presidency. From the spring/summer of 2015 to the convention in 2016, i.e., more than a year, every weekly issue was the "Bernie For President Report": multiple loving, adoring, uncritical articles in every issue. Not to mention the regular updates online. It was a cheerleading squad disguised as an independent newspaper. And their constant media attention helped him get other media attention. And he loved them back, that is until the national media started paying attention to his campaign and he didn't need them anymore

He woes them a lot. But now he's more interested in idiotic "debates" on CNN with crazy Ted Cruz. All for the greater glory of Bernie.

Furthermore, as the Senator from Vermont -- not the Senator from New York or California or Europe -- he owes it to his constituents to talk to one of Vermont's largest media outlets.

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Posted by knowyourassumptions on 02/21/2017 at 12:19 PM

Re: “After Fighting for Refugees, Louras Battles to Remain Rutland's Mayor

Now is the time for Rutland Democrats to work on getting their party members to get out and vote. Look what voter complacency did during the presidential election. If refugee resettlement is the tipping point for both parties you know that fearful and angry Republicans vote. Democrats have to become equally angry about preserving our democracy.

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Posted by Big Al on 02/21/2017 at 12:18 PM

Re: “Walters: Sanders Alums Back Purity Test for Senate Dems

What do you think Bernie is not doing for Vermont? Are you upset that he is not working closely with Trump?

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Posted by Mt.Philo on 02/21/2017 at 8:07 AM

Re: “Legislative Roomies Share Boxed Wine and Political Strategies

They "don't have time" to take up the Governor's proposal to deal with our broken, urgent public ed funding system, but they've got time for scandalous partisan vote recounts, Farmers Day, legalizing marijuana, State House sing-a-longs, thinking of brand new taxes, free lunches, dinners, and other events with lobbyists, communal TV watching, and all kinds of other fun stuff.

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Posted by knowyourassumptions on 02/21/2017 at 7:27 AM

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