Penelope 
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Re: “Amuse at the Essex Culinary Resort & Spa

Underwhelming food
The food was fine but it wasn't worth the drive or the price. I was expecting something more unique, more like a Kitchen Table or Hen of the Wood dining experience. As it was, the whole place is a little too pretentious for me, and as Le Cirque in NY is one of my favorite restaurants, that is really saying something. Food: 2 Ambiance: 3 Service: 4

Posted by Penelope on 10/01/2013 at 5:06 PM

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Re: “Analysis: Caving on Single-Payer, Shumlin Forfeits Remaining Credibility

He has been spending a lot of time with his twenty-something girlfriend and seems to have different priorities in his life other than coming up with viable solutions for major problems in Vermont and the US. We are all spending a great deal of money on health insurance, and transferring that burden more equitably to save money throughout the system is more than a good idea and way past due on the national level as well as the local. Caving like this at the last minute is pretty much the behavior I have come to expect from this governor.

15 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Penelope on 12/18/2014 at 6:11 PM

Re: “Charlie Frazier Receives Blues Foundation Award

Congratulations, well-deserved and hopefully much enjoyed!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Penelope on 11/08/2014 at 6:31 PM

Re: “Media Note: After Silence, Freeps Editor Slams 'Rumors and Speculation'

I am incredibly impressed with Paul Heintz, his restraint and good humor when dealing with what appear to be enormous douchebags is quite admirable. Congratulations to Seven Days for hiring such wonderful people and dedicated reporters to uphold journalistic ethics as others desperately cling to old ways and rapidly dwindling subscribers. Enjoying Seven Days' continuing excellent reporting simply reinforces my happiness at pulling all my advertising from the Burlington Free Press years ago.

16 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Penelope on 11/08/2014 at 6:28 PM

Re: “Bells Over Burlington: A Church's Chimes Get Mixed Reviews

I think there may be a solution to this. During church services, can a few people gather just outside with boom boxes turned all the way up, blasting the Rolling Stone's "Sympathy for the Devil"? If these church people think it's okay to blast music to the whole neighborhood every day, then they ought to be sympathetic to the neighbors blasting music right back to them. I think after five or six Sundays, they may decide it's not nice to disturb neighbors with loud, obnoxious music when they're working or relaxing at home. Anyone who blasts loud music, no matter their race or religion, needs to be taught manners and respect. It is simply shocking that a church would be so rude and obnoxious, but there are many legal ways to retaliate if the police and city won't help. I would be happy to help make the pastor's ears uncomfortable so he can learn sympathy for the ears of others.

11 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by Penelope on 11/06/2014 at 6:43 PM

Re: “In Night of Surprises, Shumlin Suffers Stunning Rebuke

I support Shumlin's single payer health care plan very strongly, but his character has unfortunately become an issue. He seems to have shown that he has really questionable character. From trying to cheat his mentally impaired neighbor to dating girls younger than his children. If you hold political office you need to set an example of honor and integrity in your personal and public life. That is sadly lacking in politics today, and the last thing we need is another 'wide stance' or penis-tweeting hypocrite using the power of his office to troll for madcap sexual encounters. A sixty-year old man dating girls barely out of their teens is just so totally gross.

24 likes, 16 dislikes
Posted by Penelope on 11/05/2014 at 9:44 AM

Re: “Media Note: Reporting the Personal Side of Politics

I think any older man who dates a person half their age is showing juvenile character traits. This certainly makes me think less of Shumlin as a man, obviously going after physicality instead of depth of character and the commonality of shared life experiences. He certainly has the right to date anyone over the age of 18, but I have the right to lose respect for a governor who dates people younger than his children. He is making a mockery of the governance of our state. Want to bet there's a sex tape?

13 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by Penelope on 11/03/2014 at 3:30 PM

Re: “City Attorney Says Uber is Breaking the Law in Burlington

Considering how the taxis in Burlington charge ridiculous amounts of money to travel short distances, well over $20 for a ten minute trip four miles to the airport in my case. The price gouging is itself a crime! I think it would be short-sighted and backwards if Burlington stifled competition. If residents choose to take a ride with an unlicensed stranger, that should be our choice. Personally I would be happy to risk it, and somehow I think licensed taxis would moderate their pricing in order to stay in business. Eileen Blackwood ought to be advising how we can accommodate competition rather than protect the taxi companies. Uber and Lyft and Gett are all wonderful alternatives!

18 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Penelope on 10/22/2014 at 3:07 PM

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