Jeanne K 
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Re: “Blue Paddle Bistro

So worth the drive from Burlington
Phoebe is one of the most successfully innovative chefs we visit. The sea bass rested on a bed of black bean and corn salad that was so flavorfully seasoned. Topped with a spoonful of mango salsa to add a refreshing dash to the savory salad and bass. She knows how much is enough and not too much to add to a dish like this. Very complex but not overly so. The bass was grilled to perfection --- tender, juicy, but with such a very crispy skin... That's talent in a kitchen. My table-mates as well had wonderful dishes --- duck breast yummy, and memorably: tortellini with a creamy chorizo-flavored sauce, with the addition of grilled shrimp. Again, just enough and not too much to create a very interesting and flavorful combination. Wines are reasonably priced and a decent selection. I cannot emphasize what I think is great value at Blue Paddle. The food prep is outstanding, fresh ingredients, creative and successful. Great, friendly service, nice easy atmosphere. I live in Burlington and this is worth the drive. Food: 5 Ambiance: 5 Service: 5

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Posted by Anonymous291 on 08/03/2011 at 12:39 PM

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ezduzit wrote: "The more their population density (Muslim) the more the hate of every non Muslim, American, Westerner, LGBT, and everyone else by Islam." Krikey! Given the hysteria being provoked when some of us just want to support the survivors of Orlando, and finally get some gun safety regulations to protect ALL of us, I'm thinking, Mr./Ms. ezduzit: "The more their population density (White, Christian gun-owners), the more the hate of every Muslim, peace-loving American, LGBT and everyone else by White Christian gun-owners."
Let that soak in, friend. How do you feel when you read that? Smeared? Unjustly accused? See how wrong-headed it is to blame a whole category of people because some of their kind do or say despicable things? So please, just stop doing it. Peace. (And a PS to everyone out there: If you wouldn't post something nasty if you had to sign your real name, then think about not posting it just because you get to use anonymity to hide behind. Chill. Thanks.)

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Re: “Federal Court Ruling Means No Public Financing for Zuckerman

@PaulJones: Senator Zuckerman did not "break any rules." He was following the rules that apply to public financing, in hopes that he would eventually qualify. If anything, he put himself at a future disadvantage by adhering to those strict rules. @"WalterCronkite": Public financing is not about lazy candidates - it's about removing the influence of money on politicians, and it's about giving the politicians more time to be with constituents, instead of being on the phone or in the cocktail party with fatcats. Public financing is a good thing, in other words, if you want more contact with your Senators and Representatives.... (Also, "Walter," why not be more transparent about who you are, instead of using a pseudonym? Thanks for considering openness, which we'd like our politicians to be, too, right? Just a thought...)

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Posted by Jeanne K on 03/10/2016 at 10:57 AM

Re: “Sanders Shrugs Off Attacks by Former President Clinton

And here's what the candidate himself is saying;. This is something all of us voting on the "D" ballot must take to heart, regardless of the Primary and Convention outcome: "And let me also say to every person in this room that on our worst day we are a hundred times better than any of the Republican candidates on their best day." .

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Posted by Jeanne K on 02/09/2016 at 1:41 PM

Re: “Sanders at CNN Forum: 'I Have the Judgment'

I thought this was one of the most impressive appearances I've seen Sen. Sanders make, in this type of format. As terri notes, he was able to stay on message, but he never evaded giving straight answers. When someone asked why it took so long to deal with some of the veterans' issues, he conceded that Congress should have acted sooner, didn't see how bad some of the problems were (noting that some of the testimony they got from adminsitrators was untrue....)l He then listed what he has been able to accomplish in bipartisan agreements, but even wrapped up the remark by saying "We should have known and acted sooner." Answered the question, made his points, and owned up to the problem. Compare that to the other non-answers and evasion one is hearing from some of the candidates.

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Posted by Jeanne K on 02/04/2016 at 3:59 PM

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"Mt. Philo" --- Yes, Police State. You did read about, or hear, the part where Trump says that at Christmas time "we are all going to say Merry Christmas." The "all" at least implies to me that those of us whose religion doesn't include celebrating Christmas will be marginalized, or worse, in a Trump Administration.That's only one example from many of his promise that particular cultural, political, and religious "norms" would be applied by his Administration. That is the part that worries some of us about what would happen to our current freedoms (Constitutional freedoms, I would add) in a Trump Presidency.

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Posted by Jeanne K on 01/08/2016 at 3:41 PM

Re: “David Zuckerman to Run for Lieutenant Governor

Mssrs Bouricious and Corren never went very far with their colleagues in the House, for much the same reason Freyne gave them the nickname. Freyne never put Zuckerman in that caboodle. Dave is a whole different class of Prog. He's not doctrinaire or dismissive of other viewpoints, among the many reasons why he has the respect of his Senate colleagues. So it's not fair to equate him with those other two. Nor is it at all fair to give him a childish and dismissive nickname, Mr. Jones. Dave and his wife Rachel Nevin are successful farmers, and job creators. It's a tough business and they make it work by working very hard. They aren't dolls or dabblers, they are hard working farmers who give their all to the community. (Disclosure: I've had the distinct honor and pleasure of buying and consuming their products.)

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Posted by Jeanne K on 11/11/2015 at 3:39 PM

Re: “Istanbul Kebab House

I had forgotten that everything here is so very delicious. Shared the veggie hot clay casserole dish, Shepard's salad, and small mezze. More than enough for two people and paired nicely with one of hte Turkish wines. (Didn't write down the name, but it's #2 on the reds list) Friends had the donar kebab - very tasty. The baba ganoush is especially delicious, becuase they smoke roast the eggplant before pureeing it. A unique flavor - so different from the usual. Service is just lovely. Not much time left in the season to enjoy the open upper deck. Can't wait for next summer to be there again. Meanwhile, the downstairs is warm and cozy.
We had guests from an exchange program stay with us last year; took them to Istanbul Kebab and they declared it not only authentic, but as good as anything they could get at home. In fact, they asked to go back again before leaving Burlington!

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Posted by Jeanne K on 09/28/2015 at 2:49 PM

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