Leonard Bast 
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Re: “Winooski Plans Push for ‘Sanctuary City’ Designation

When the illegal immigrants move to the "sanctuary" of Winooski, they can all be given apartments in the luxury condo complexes down by the river.

18 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Leonard Bast on 11/21/2016 at 4:57 PM

Re: “Drink Up: Scout & Company in Winooski

This article is surely satire. Nothing could possibly be this pretentious otherwise.

2 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Leonard Bast on 11/15/2016 at 7:01 AM

Re: “Media Note: Burlington Free Press Lays Off Four Staffers

Half of what they publish now is written by "Free Press Staff," which appears to mean that someone copied a police report and called it a news article. It would be a joke if it weren't for the fact that a community that lacks a mainstream newspaper is not funny.

8 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Leonard Bast on 10/26/2016 at 6:49 AM

Re: “Obeng Blasts Board Member for 'Sexist, Racist' Facebook Posts

In a democracy with guarantees of freedom of speech, such as ours, persons are permitted to express their views without fear of government reprisals, no matter how much we may find those views repulsive. Obeng is going to learn this civics lesson the hard way, wasting a lot of time and money along the way. Beyond that is the obvious fact that Mr. Obeng actually works for the school board, including Mr. Kirk, however hard that may be to swallow. Obeng answers to Kirk, not the other way around. Kirk answers to the voters who elected him. In a democracy, there are legal ways to remove Kirk from office, the most obvious one being that the electorate votes him out of office or recalls him from office, if such apparatus exists for the latter course. I find Kirk disgusting and his views reprehensible and his judgment questionable, but he is within his rights to express those views in the manner in which he did. One of our core freedoms is embodied in the oft-quoted line, "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." I'd be very careful not to throw that guiding principal away.

28 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Leonard Bast on 10/24/2016 at 7:54 AM

Re: “Milne Wavers on Presidential Pick After Release of Lewd Trump Tape

A mealy-mouthed politician and a coward. Sorry, I repeat myself.

18 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by Leonard Bast on 10/09/2016 at 11:16 AM

Re: “The Parmelee Post: Exclusive Interview With BLM Flag Thief

Maybe 7 Days should just stick to reporting news.

25 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by Leonard Bast on 10/01/2016 at 5:55 AM

Re: “Racial Incidents Mar Burlington High Homecoming Football Game

I've had dealings with several recent Rice graduates. It most definitely IS what they stand for.

9 likes, 17 dislikes
Posted by Leonard Bast on 09/16/2016 at 1:49 PM

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