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Re: “'Rebels' Yell: Protests Build Over South Burlington's Mascot Change

"Hey Kiya Batmanglidj, Corey Mansfield, Dan Emmons and the rest of the RA; one of your ilk is threatening to shoot up the SB high school. You all proud of how your 'populist revolt" is going?"

Wrong! Wrong, wrong, wrong! Are you -- and all the rest of the commenters on here who blamed the anti-name-changers for being behind the violent threats -- going to apologize now?

Posted by knowyourassumptions on 04/23/2017 at 4:13 PM

Re: “Digital Forensics Led to Charge Against South Burlington Student

I was wondering if going to MR Batmanglidj's Facebook page and identifying him as a member of the NRA and a Trump supporter had anything to do with this article. I hate the NRA and think Mr. Trump is a joke, but felt the author wanted to set up an us VS them story. There are those of us who truly feel the Rebel name has been washed and expunged from any connection to the confederacy years ago and it is time to move on. Specially when I realized that the person who terrorized the South Burlington schools was one of our students of color trying to tarnish the people who don't want a rebel name change.

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Posted by Saffron on 04/23/2017 at 12:26 PM

Re: “'Rebels' Yell: Protests Build Over South Burlington's Mascot Change

Brattleboro's solution seems best--revamp the logo and reclaim the name. If the RA can produce a logo that works on all levels to displace any Civil War/racist symbolism, great. But the new images have to be embraced by those who would fly them to trump any who might drag the past into the present. If no one can think of anything, perhaps the opposition is right. Let's be honest; when people think of Revolutionary War soldiers the word "rebel" does not come to mind--they're revolutionaries. The RA challenge is not to oppose, but to lead with solutions.

CVU missed a great opportunity to reclaim the Crusader, making it one seeking justice, equality and the like while dropping the knight image. I, for one, look forward to a SB student body honoring Princess Leia with all wearing their hair in buns.

Posted by Tom Darling on 04/23/2017 at 8:53 AM

Re: “Vermont Senate Votes 21-9 for Marijuana Legalization

Go ahead and legalize it; nothing better than competing against a stoner for a good job.

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Posted by Thomas Sperry on 04/23/2017 at 8:51 AM

Re: “Convict-Turned-Lawmaker Pushes Criminal Justice Reform in Vermont

Janssen's story should remind us of the number of Christian organizations that do good work, advocating and helping those who general society has turned their back on. It is always interesting to me, too, how our stereotypes of southern, conservative states can make headway in issues such as prisoner reintegration where northern liberal ones sputter. We can all learn from each other, I think.

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Posted by Tom Darling on 04/23/2017 at 8:24 AM

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