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Re: “Leahy Slams Wells Fargo, But Keeps Its $3,000 Campaign Contribution

Showing his true colors on all of it isn't he.. Wells Fargo,Charles Leamy,Bill Stenger and others..Can't part with that money huh Pat??? He is just as crooked as Clinton, Shumlin and Sanders..Put down rich people but are rich themselves..What's the matter Leahy you and the rest, can't give the money back cause the grease on your hands make the money stick???

Posted by Donna Boutin on 09/26/2016 at 7:20 PM

Re: “Obituary: Docie Woodard, 1948-2016

So very sorry to see this. My heart goes out to you, Linda. May it be some comfort to know that your old friends love you think of you still. Docie's kindness and strength were legend in Vermont.

Margaret Grant
9/26/16

Posted by Margaret Grant on 09/26/2016 at 4:01 PM

Re: “Leahy Slams Wells Fargo, But Keeps Its $3,000 Campaign Contribution

He's just another hypocritical democrat that would be all over a republican candidate for doing the same thing. With millions in his war chest and an underfunded, relatively unknown challenger why didn't he just donate that money to a charity of his choice? Because he's the almighty Patrick Leahy that with out him Vermont would fail to exist. At least in his mind.

13 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Veggiguy on 09/26/2016 at 3:06 PM

Re: “Leahy Slams Wells Fargo, But Keeps Its $3,000 Campaign Contribution

Senator Leahy has had a long and distinguished career as our Vermont Senator. However, I was disappointed to see he chose to run again and think he should have retired and let someone else run for his seat (Peter Welch?). Thank you for all you've done for our state Senator. But it's time to retire.

6 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by RB on 09/26/2016 at 2:26 PM

Re: “Blowing Big at Bern Gallery's Pipe Classic 11

Bowl-a thon? Maybe Blow-a-thon. Guess your editor was testing out the bowls too.

Posted by Paul Fixx on 09/26/2016 at 11:26 AM

Re: “Burlington Teachers Protest Contract Imposition

After the all of the money spent on the superintendent, the school board has the gall to try to stick it to the teachers. Teaching should be a well-paid profession and a good use of tax dollars. Tax breaks to some guy to build a giant mall is not.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Mark Lade on 09/26/2016 at 7:52 AM

Re: “National Guard Pilot Crashed Plane, Left Local Police in the Dark

You're right on the money, Chris. John Rahill (the pilot who crashed), lives in a million-dollar lakefront home in Burlington, according to the City's property database. His wife's postings on Front Porch Forum advocating for the F-35, and disparaging anyone who raises concerns, are well known. Lower level VTANG members can't afford such posh lodgings.

What's most humorous is that Savage Island, where the plane crashed, is owned by the Riehle family. And Helen Riehle is the current South Burlington City Council Chair. Helen has been a diplomatic leader in trying to get more information from the Guard in the F-35 basing decision, the F35s safety, and argued that the process has been apparently flawed. No way does Rahill want to land on their island...especially a CRASH landing.

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by VTPolicyAnalyst on 09/26/2016 at 12:30 AM

Re: “After Criticism, Scott Says He’ll Sell Business if Elected Governor

Actually, yes, Scott is running against Shumlin. Minter is Shumlin: keep Vermont Health Connect going, raise new taxes, etc., etc., etc.

9 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by knowyourassumptions on 09/25/2016 at 10:39 PM

Re: “Is There a Penis Size That's Just Too Small?

What made Athena say "the ladies"? There was no indication of with what gender Rob's bad experiences were. Seven Days, you can do better than that.

4 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by KB1234 on 09/25/2016 at 9:02 PM

Re: “Documenting Memorial Auditorium — on Instagram

10) B.B. King
11) Trey Anastasio Band
12) Jackson Browne
13) Bonnie Raitt
14) David Lindley
15) Pete Seeger

Posted by David Beckett on 09/25/2016 at 6:00 PM

Re: “Documenting Memorial Auditorium — on Instagram

Here's a partial list of concerts I've seen at Memorial Auditorium:
1)Simon and Garfunkel
2) Joan Baez
3) Yitzhak Perlman
4) David Bromberg
5) Chuck Berry
6) Marcel Marceau
7) The Association
8) The New York Rock & Roll Ensemble
9) Yo Yo Ma playing Messiaen

Posted by David Beckett on 09/25/2016 at 5:53 PM

Re: “National Guard Pilot Crashed Plane, Left Local Police in the Dark

This guy definitely screwed up and the full story should be further investigated & reported. I would expect VTANG will discipline him and come forth with more details shortly.

Let's not forget the majority of the people serving in the National Guard are outstanding people who are there for our country and as neighbors when we need them. If you talk privately with lower-level VTANG people, some agree the F-35 basing decision has been corrupt and lacking in the transparency demanded of our public officials. They cannot speak out for fear of losing their jobs. They do not all hew to the official line coming from the PR spin-meisters at the top intent on jamming it down the throats of Chittenden County regardless of the questions asked from Winooski, South Burlington, etc.

I've even heard some members of VTANG OK with a hypothetical relocation of the Green Mt. Boys to the Northeast Kingdom & Newport's soon to be expanded airport. Closer to the outdoors, cheaper housing costs, less traffic, etc. What is driving the basing decision is more corrupt local politics than anything (another reason why the supposedly integrity-filled Bernie Sanders said not a peep about the F-35 other than expressing his full support).

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Chris in S. Burlington on 09/25/2016 at 5:15 PM

Re: “Addressing Women's Issues, Scott Portrays Himself as a Moderate

Scott has a long history voting against women's interests in favor of "family values." Anyone who wants to know more can look up his legislative voting record from when he was in the Senate.

Whenever it's campaign season, he claims to support women, but when he is forced to give a specific answer, he has many caveats about when its okay to legislate women's bodies.

8 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by intheolddays on 09/25/2016 at 3:58 PM

Re: “After Criticism, Scott Says He’ll Sell Business if Elected Governor

knowyourassumptions and Paul Jones, at what point in my comment did I defend Shumlin? Please, I would like to know so I can correct it.

Scott isn't running against Shumlin so there is no reason we should have to settle for either of them.

11 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by intheolddays on 09/25/2016 at 1:19 PM

Re: “National Guard Pilot Crashed Plane, Left Local Police in the Dark

What article are you reading, Redtop? The airman did not notify anyone. Another plane noticed the crashed plane and called it in. As most everyone else had said, it would be very interesting to learn why this airman did not call in his crash as required by law to do so.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Carol Denison on 09/25/2016 at 12:32 PM

Re: “Plans for Utopian 'Ubuntu' Community Cause Stir in Bolton

we need to keep the conversation going until it becomes the son without end praise the lord thank you jesus halleluya you all keep on keeping on love israel

Posted by Dan Phillips on 09/25/2016 at 11:50 AM

Re: “National Guard Pilot Crashed Plane, Left Local Police in the Dark

What this VTANG flyboy did is called 'screwing the pooch' in military aviation jargon and it knocks them right off the Right Stuff pyramid when they do it so that's why he skulked off the island with his tail between his legs

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by JimM on 09/25/2016 at 8:52 AM

Re: “After Criticism, Scott Says He’ll Sell Business if Elected Governor

'Just what Vermont needs: a Governor that needs months and months of nagging to do the obviously right thing.' --intheolddays

Wait a minute. Hold the phone. Stop the bus. Shumlin still hasn't pulled the plug on Vt Health Connect and I believe it's been longer than months and months.

'When things really get tough, I for one don't want to have to wait for half the state to nag our "nice guy" Gov to do the right thing.'--intheolddays.

You can nag all you want, Shumlin does what ever he wants and I wouldn't define Shumlin as a 'nice guy'.

16 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Paul Jones on 09/25/2016 at 8:42 AM

Re: “After Criticism, Scott Says He’ll Sell Business if Elected Governor

I understand his campaign is being advised by Elizabeth Metraux, who is also completely unqualified in terms of advising anyone to do the right thing.

20 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Incontinentia Buttocks on 09/24/2016 at 11:57 PM

Re: “After Criticism, Scott Says He’ll Sell Business if Elected Governor

Name one time when Shumlin "did the right thing." Was it in 2010 when he was running for Gov. and got stopped for speeding and "accidentally" showed his State Senate card instead of his driver's license? Or was it when he ripped off his developmentally disabled neighbor? Or was it when he said that the problems with Vt. Health Connect were a "nothingburger"? Or was it when he waited until AFTER the election to say what he already knew: single payer was dead? Or was it when he started dating his daughter's friend, 30 years his junior? Or any number of other things.

You're complaining about Scott "doing the right thing" when it's hardly cut and dried that a blind trust wouldn't work? Scott is practically Mother Teresa.

25 likes, 20 dislikes
Posted by knowyourassumptions on 09/24/2016 at 10:14 PM

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