Craig Chevrier 
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Re: “Burlington School Board Admonished Over Resignations

The entire school board should be replaced in a special election... or in an emergency vote on election day, which is only 10 days away. In all the articles I've read, the board seems inept, and incapable of conducting the district's business. Seems unlikely they'll find any new administrators with the current board in place. Remember, those board members have zero qualifications except living in the district and getting enough votes. I know a couple of them, and I wouldn't hire them to run a Saturday BBQ, let alone an entire school district.

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Posted by Craig Chevrier on 10/27/2014 at 4:13 PM

Re: “Media Note: Free Press Reporter Laid Off After Refusing to Reapply for Job

Gannett is not news at all, but "news". If it isn't a commodity, Gannet won't consider it in their business equation. Gannett helped put me thorough journalism school, where I learned you can't do true journalism and work for a large corporation whose bottom line inn dependent on advertising.

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Posted by Craig Chevrier on 10/27/2014 at 4:08 PM

Re: “Interim Burlington School District Leaders Resign Over Conflict With Board

The city needs a new school board. The city council should mandate an emergency election. No national candidates would come into this morass.

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Posted by Craig Chevrier on 10/24/2014 at 1:58 PM

Re: “Why It's Hard to Find Firewood This Year

Have a few of your trees cut down now so you'll have logs to split in the spring, and seasoned wood in the fall (next year). Also, lots of woodchucks are selling green wood now at good prices that you an store ans season for next year. This year, I don't know anyone in southern Chittenden County who's paid less than $350 for a cord of dry wood.

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Posted by Craig Chevrier on 10/08/2014 at 10:59 AM

Re: “Goddard's Commencement Speaker Is Controversial Mumia Abu-Jamal

And yet, despite the fears & vitriol of the police unions and the murdered officer's wife, the speech was in no way an invective against police, hate-filled, or a rant. Seemed like a thoughtful speech of a radical to radicals. That someone was convicted of murder doesn't mean he was actually a murderer. Admitting you shot someone and admitting it's *murder* are two different things. Has a police officer never been guilty of harassing someone? Has a white police officer never been guilty of racial motivation? His successful sentencing appeal showed prejudice on the part of the court that tried him.

Imagine if all the families and supporters of all the outraged, incorrectly incarcerated, shot-and-killed, improperly arrested, improperly beaten, or improperly tazed people who suffer these injustices at the hands of police, as happens thousands of times per year in the U.S., and disproportionately to blacks and Hispanics (and organized anti-government groups)showed up at the State Police commencement to protest, or wrote letters of "disappointment" to the commanding officer for every one of its commencements that glorifies the every-growing police state in the U.S. It would be chaos.

This is just another attempt by social conservatives to limit freedom of speech. And of course to tell people what's "right" and "wrong".

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Posted by Craig Chevrier on 10/07/2014 at 1:21 PM

Re: “Controversial Goddard Graduation Secretly Moved

And yet, despite the fears & vitriol of the police unions and the murdered officer's wife, the speech was in no way an invective against police, hate-filled, or a rant. Seemed like a thoughtful speech of a radical to radicals. That someone was convicted of murder doesn't mean he was actually a murderer. His successful sentencing appeal showed prejudice on the part of the court that tried him.

Imagine if all the families and supporters of all the outraged, incorrectly incarcerated, shot-and-killed, improperly arrested, improperly beaten, or improperly tazed people who suffer these injustices at the hands of police, as happens thousands of times per year in the U.S., and disproportionately to blacks and Hispanics (and organized anti-government groups)showed up at the State Police commencement to protest, or wrote letters of "disappointment" to the commanding officer for every one of its commencements that glorifies the every-growing police state in the U.S. It would be chaos.

This is just another attempt by social conservatives to limit freedom of speech. And of course to tell people what's "right" and "wrong".

7 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Craig Chevrier on 10/07/2014 at 1:04 PM

Re: “Winooski Bistro's Bacon Sign Ignites Internet Storm

A reactionary complained. Bigots galore chimed in with their hate-filled, irrelevant anti-Muslim (and anti-vegan) speech. I posit that the latter are even stupider than the former, and both are wasting our time and media space (whee real issues of racial division might be discussed). . The victim is Sneakers'. They put up a sign, they honored a request to take it down,and got targeted by xenophobic, ignorant racists who think that "American" means white and "Christian" and who assume that a Muslim woman is not from the US. Do you see how narrow-minded and ignorant even we, in the so-called most-educated state, are? We ask how Ferguson could happen? Look right here. It could happen here, too, when that racist white cop feels "threatened" by that person of color. All this story has done is make Vermonters look like a bunch of racist rednecks, bolstered by racists in Texas and Florida.

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Posted by Craig Chevrier on 08/26/2014 at 4:11 PM

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