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

Oh well, it's to be expected. I supposed even Hitler commissioned dressmakers to supply Eva Braun.

Posted by Leonard Bast on 01/21/2017 at 4:21 PM

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

I'm sick and tired of people like Heather Wick who bully and harass others (with so-called humor or otherwise") and then claim that they are the real victim. I don't know much about bipolar disorder, but I sure can spot a sociopath when I see one.

Posted by Leonard Bast on 01/21/2017 at 4:08 PM

Re: “Scenes From the Women's March on Montpelier

"Where were all these people on election day?" asks @citizen.

They were out there voting -- part of the 70% of Vermonters who voted against Donald Trump.

And, no, it isn't about getting it "out of their system today" - the only way the country moves forward is if millions of us from every part of the country stand up together to resist the divisive authoritarian destructive agenda of the Donald Trump. People need to keep demonstrating, keep organizing, keep talking to elected officials, keep volunteering for community organizations, keep donating, and doing everything else it takes to challenge the dangerous direction Trump wants to take the country.

That's the only way we'll "move forward" or "be safe."

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by terjeanderson on 01/21/2017 at 3:59 PM

Re: “Scenes From the Women's March on Montpelier

Where were all these people on election day? I hope everyone gets this out of their system today so the counary can move forward. Be safe out there folks.

0 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by citizen on 01/21/2017 at 3:47 PM

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

CLEARLY it appears the Wick family inappropriately used their privilege (engaged in racism) to reach out to news journals in an attempt to garner pity and support for Heather, a brightly photographed blond haired white woman. This is classic American racism. The focus of this article is ALL wrong. It should NOT be about Heather and SHOULD be about the impact of her racism on people of color and humanity, the prevalence of racism in VT and beyond, and resources to assist people on their individual journeys of awakening/enlightenment to establish movement towards overcoming deep-seeded unconscious bias and racism.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Vicki Garrison on 01/21/2017 at 3:07 PM

Re: “Scenes From the Women's March on Montpelier

These are fantastic pix! Go Vermont!

7 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Kathryn Blume on 01/21/2017 at 2:44 PM

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

She was very wrong here; shame on her. But how shallow are we that we lose our shit over words? That we give out death threats because of what someone else says? These people are also very wrong. Shame on them. And then there's "cards against humanity"...which countless people, including myself, have used to make extremely insensitive statements toward race/gender/sexuality, etc...just sayin...

1 like, 4 dislikes
Posted by landover on 01/21/2017 at 12:41 PM

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

Thank you, LuLu - happy to hear l my research was helpful

And Leslie Pilato Bonnette - the bully now is Heather, just as she was 10 years ago. I, too, have personal experience with her. And don't you dare try saying we are condoning death threats. Either 1) you didn't read the comments or 2) you are trying to twist words. If the second is true, there may be another bully here - you!

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Michelle C from Boston on 01/21/2017 at 12:11 PM

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

Your crazed obsession with Hillary is beginning to call into question your stability.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by knowyourassumptions on 01/21/2017 at 11:58 AM

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

Can't believe a journalist got paid to explore yet another inane instance of "Is It Racist".

Yes, it is racist.

Let's be done now.

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Olivia Sharon on 01/21/2017 at 11:43 AM

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

Seven Days, WICK BRANDED HERSELF A RACIST with her grossly racist post-- which she then chose to leave up FOR THREE DAYS?? Now Wick is the wounded party? I don't engage in or condone death threats, but I do beleive people of color have the right to self defense as much as white people. Are you aware, Heather, of how racism destroys lives? Mental health issues do not account for racism. Racism accounts for racism. Plenty of people who are bi-polar would not make that post and leave it up for three days. Black women who have the same issues also have to deal with a racist system of health providers on top of emotional struggles.

Also saw your husband's response, which also showed callous disregard for the toll racism takes in terms of health and well-being of people of color. Falling back on your white fragility now that you've CALLED YOURSELF OUT doesn't fly. Learn something. You might benefit from a week with Jane Elliott. If all you learn is to be more careful about your racism, there's no growth there. Those toxic beliefs will continue to eat at you from inside.

8 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by karcer on 01/21/2017 at 11:06 AM

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 in terms of being called out as a racist. And being bipolar has nothing to do with being racist or immoral. To suggest such a thing is insulting 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.

I will admit death threats are extreme. But that's all I've got for her. And anyone who "chuckled" at this needs to do some soul searching amd get some education.

7 likes, 1 dislike
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.

4 likes, 16 dislikes
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.
http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_l…

4 likes, 1 dislike
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.

12 likes, 3 dislikes
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!"

14 likes, 4 dislikes
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

11 likes, 15 dislikes
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.

3 likes, 1 dislike
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.

1 like, 3 dislikes
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.

0 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Marsha E. Camp on 01/21/2017 at 12:15 AM

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