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Comment Archives: Stories: News + Opinion: Politics

Re: “Flashback: Did Bernie Sanders Really Save the Burlington Waterfront?

This article directly contradicts yours. Not sure what to believe and was curious if you had any comments?

http://www.thenation.com/article/208849/bernies-burlington-city-sustainable-future

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Posted by Dustin Hamlin on 06/22/2015 at 3:02 PM

Re: “Bernie Sanders' Brooklyn Beginnings

This Hispanic guy is the superintendent 's son & is too young and didn't live there when Bernie Sanders lived there. I grew up in that building & the reason the building looks so bad is because the superintendent & landlord don't maintain it. The building is mostly occupied by people of Russian descent. The neighborhood is predominantly Russian & Americans living in the apartment buildings & the private homes all around the neighborhood are owned by Orthodox Jews. Yes, there are bodegas, as in every neighborhood, but there are a tremendous amount of kosher grocery stores, kosher deli's, restaurants & bakeries all over the neighborhood. I know this for a fact because I grew up in 1525 East 26 Street & have lived close by since then! Heywoodja, do your homework before you shoot your mouth off! Mike Goldstein is obvisiosly a republican hate monger. Back up your statement!

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Posted by Gerry Hersh on 06/19/2015 at 1:41 AM

Re: “Bernie Sanders' Brooklyn Beginnings

I don't understand comparing Hillary Clinton's campaign HQ (which makes sense where she put it , she 's the former Senator from NY, her husband's offices are in Harlem) to a place that is a relic of old decency that Sanders lived in a decade over a HALF CENTURY AGO. Why would you think that comparison is even valild? Why not compare Bernie's HQ to the little house Hillary Rodham lived in as a child, for all the sense that makes. This article seems "forced." The reason that the Hispanic guy in the apartment didn't know Bernie Sanders is because the neighborhood is no longer predominantly Jewish. It's changed, as neighborhoods do over the years. Goodbye deli, hello bodega. Life goes on.

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Posted by HeywoodJa on 06/16/2015 at 2:07 AM

Re: “Bernie Sanders' Brooklyn Beginnings

Nothing substantive against him- I guess articles written by Presidential candidates who fantasize about raping and torturing women doesn't count as substantive by your definition. Most women I think would differ. Sorry about the Stalin reference although when it comes to Bernie's socialist and communist leanings it isn't very far off is it?
As to the nature of the response it is much more towards the bias of the reporter and the article in general, than it is against Bernie- after all we both went to all the same schools PS 197, Cunningham JHS and Madison. But the article the purported to be a bio about Bernie in Brooklyn instead becomes a one-sided attack against Republicans?

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Posted by Mike Goldstein on 06/15/2015 at 1:36 PM

Re: “Bernie Sanders' Brooklyn Beginnings

Hey Mike! Sounds like you don't like Bernie Sanders, yet you have nothing substantial to say about about him. Only some vague invective towards him and an out-of-nowhere Stalin reference. Keep up the good work. Hopefully one day you'll be able to speak with the grown ups in the room :)

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Posted by Shmike on 06/14/2015 at 12:23 AM

Re: “Bernie Sanders' Brooklyn Beginnings

Forgot to mention Bernie's little forays into Rape fantasy, misogyny, violence, torture and humiliation of women. But that doesn't fit into your story line does it?

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Posted by Mike Goldstein on 06/12/2015 at 7:08 AM

Re: “Bernie Sanders' Brooklyn Beginnings

So glad the article wasn't at all biased against Republicans and Conservatives. What a fair and balanced account Kevin Kelly journalist-obviously went to school at the former Joseph Stalin School of Journalism now renamed the Brian Williams College for Journalists.Hacks like Kevin give all reporters bad names.

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Posted by Mike Goldstein on 06/12/2015 at 7:03 AM

Re: “Scoreboard: Winners and Losers of the 2015 Legislative Session

PAUL HEINTZ, “You know nothing, Paul Heintz”. One of the biggest Losers in this session of the Vermont Legislature is barely mention in your “Puff” piece, The Vermont Press from local media outlets, VTDigger, 7-days and the Major Papers like the Burlington Free Press and Rutland Herald/Barre Times-Argus under reported or slanted their reporting away from some of the scandalous actions of the legislature. Little was reported Sen. Campbell’s creation of a sinecure for himself until it was over. The influence peddling of over 90 legislators for campaign funds from an out of state billionaire through his funded organization “GunSense VT” and “Everytown Vermont.” The Vermont Press portrayed Ann Braden as a great “Volunteer” organizer and did not investigate or report on her and her organization’s finances until after the fight was over. You attack with glee the horrific crimes of Sen. McCallister but say little or nothing about the corrupting influence of “Big” money om Vermont lawmakers. Shame on you, Shame on all of you.

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Posted by williamamclaughlin on 05/20/2015 at 7:36 PM

Re: “Scoreboard: Winners and Losers of the 2015 Legislative Session

Holy Nerf Balls Batman!
Terri! Paul! What a softball piece! GSVT a TIE?! ROLMAO! Wow! Been bought much?

Terri, remember this little piece you wrote for your previous employer?
http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/n…

Well?
Where is their Universal Background Checks? That was their "FOCUS for 2015." That part hit the trash can quicker than a 2 week old tuna salad sandwich.
GSVT got nothing but a bill that made a Federal Felony, a MISDEMEANOR here in the state and mental health law that will probably, and I am being liberal, maybe generate 12 prohibited people in 10 years!
You two did read the Secretary of State Reports on spending? GSVT and Everytown has spent combined over $275,000 well the pro gun side has spent, maybe $30,000. Great return on their investment!

Come on?!

and theeennn the gun owners end the session with lifting an eight plus decade old ban on suppressors.

Who really won or tied?

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Posted by Mike Fitzgerald Smith on 05/20/2015 at 2:52 PM

Re: “Scoreboard: Winners and Losers of the 2015 Legislative Session

Actually Shap Smith HAS defined his political identity: as someone who passed five consecutive budgets that put us $100 million in debt. So, either he is an ineffective leader that simply signed off on those budgets to appease his Democratic Party overlords, or he is the worst kind of over-spending idiot in Montpelier....You be the judge.

AND, a big miss here Paul and Terri- BY FAR the biggest losers of this session: The Citizens and Taxpayers of Vermont. Honestly, after the great work you guys have been doing recently, I'm disappointed in this list.

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Posted by Walter Cronkite on 05/20/2015 at 11:00 AM

Re: “The Tax Man Cometh: Final Fights in the Vermont Legislature

Still no noise from Montpelier on how the state's budget became this debacle. Reducing expenditures is a legitimate fight. I hope someone picks up the gauntlet.

Posted by saysme on 04/30/2015 at 5:17 PM

Re: “The Tax Man Cometh: Final Fights in the Vermont Legislature

There would be much less angst about taxing if the legislature could reduce the expenditures.

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Posted by Wendy L. Wilton on 04/29/2015 at 10:49 PM

Re: “The Tax Man Cometh: Final Fights in the Vermont Legislature

Just a suggestion, legislators: Try to propose your big, brand new, never-before-discussed taxes about 3 months earlier in the session.

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Posted by stellaquarta on 04/29/2015 at 1:09 PM

Re: “Long Shot: A Mother of Two Keeps the Gun Debate Alive

The castelton "poll" doesnt speak for vt residents JLPEN. Vermont culture has been fine without bloomberg money for over 200 years. I think we can do fine without having to defend our rights, but we WILL!

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Posted by Jason Michael on 04/29/2015 at 9:54 AM

Re: “Long Shot: A Mother of Two Keeps the Gun Debate Alive

I found the article too long. I can't spend so much time in it. I do think it would be worth asking those who think their version of Vermont's gun culture should mean that convicted violent felons and people with histories of violent, particularly domestic or that 'hormonal' stuff that (more men) people get into should continue to be able to go whacky on their mates and families. How is this a good part of Vermont culture?

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Posted by Chris Andres on 04/23/2015 at 7:31 PM

Re: “Long Shot: A Mother of Two Keeps the Gun Debate Alive

The complaint about Gun Sense VT's funding coming from out of state is valid only if the gun owners can explain how those "special interests" stand to gain from success in the State House...and I would love to see the logic they'd use to support that claim.

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Posted by Jeffrey E. Salzberg on 04/23/2015 at 2:33 PM

Re: “Long Shot: A Mother of Two Keeps the Gun Debate Alive

It is plainly a great idea for violent felons and mentally ill persons to have the right to own guns. Why? Because the people opposing gun ownership by violent felons and mentally ill persons aren't from Vermont, and they are funded by Michael Bloomberg (who is the devil).

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Posted by stellaquarta on 04/23/2015 at 11:27 AM

Re: “Long Shot: A Mother of Two Keeps the Gun Debate Alive

Gun "rights" people, you do not speak for what is "Vermont culture." You cannot claim exclusive rights to define it. In every poll, from the Castleton Institute to Vermont Digger, an overwhelming majority of Vermonters support regulation of guns as common sense, knowing such regulations in other states in no way have prevented the pursuit of hunting and other gun sports by law-abiding citizens. That is simply a fact. And if you pay taxes in Vermont, and live in Vermont, you are a Vermonter. There is no requirement to be born here, no litmus test of political persuasion. Vermont has always stood for tolerance, and bullying, threatening and insulting the integrity of people who disagree with you is just plain wrong, certainly not part of the Vermont tradition.

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Posted by JLPEN on 04/23/2015 at 10:31 AM

Re: “Long Shot: A Mother of Two Keeps the Gun Debate Alive

Egmatic, I'd need to see a cite on that 45%. Not buying that; I say it's a lot more. Just like the money GunSenseVT put into this nonsense is a lot more than the national NRA, who basically did NOTHING here but send a guy named Darin Goens to sit and watch, and shoot off his mouth at exactly the wrong time.

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Posted by kestrel9000 on 04/23/2015 at 10:04 AM

Re: “Long Shot: A Mother of Two Keeps the Gun Debate Alive

Gee... everyone's so peeved about her being from CT or being funded by out of state dollars. But the NRA is OK? Nice double standard. It's crazy to suggest that keeping guns out of the hands of the criminally insane and convicted criminals and the suicidal is impinging on gun owners' rights. About 50% of the work force in Vermont was born in another state. Culture is the current population, not history. 'Gun culture" is not Vermont's culture. About 45% of Vermonters have a gun in their home (including me). That means a strong majority DON'T.

10 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Egmatic on 04/23/2015 at 9:55 AM

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