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Re: “Land O'Lakes Buys Vermont Creamery: 10 Questions for Allison Hooper

Land O Lakes will make crap product here just like the make elsewhere. For Hooper and Reese to try and sell this as anything else is just dishonest. This is no longer a Vermont product. What a shame. But, business people are business people, their motivation is not noble or altruistic. It's all about the cash.

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Posted by Roy on 04/01/2017 at 8:01 PM

Re: “House Leaders Accuse Gov. Scott of ‘Shirking Responsibilities’

Good for Governor Scott! He presented his case, it was rejected. Its now time for Johnson and her crew to come up with a budget, make some hard choices and then own the consequences. What Johnson and the leadership is so incensed about is that they finally have to take responsibility for something. I am a lifelong Democrat but this current crew in the legislature has me wondering how long that will last. Here's an idea - stop creating unfunded programs, cut some programs or figure out how to make them run more efficiently, stop getting on the bandwagon for every feel good program thats proposed and accept the fact that our tax base can only do so much. In other words, its time for Dems in the legislature to get their heads out of their rear ends and wake up to reality and to be practical for a change. We do not live in a world of rainbows and unicorns.

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Posted by Roy on 03/16/2017 at 8:42 AM

Re: “Heated Forum Leads Pride Center to Denounce 'Mister Sister' Name

This isn't surprising. The Pride Center has a history of getting involved in these petty issues with manafactured outrage and hysteria. Most of us have, until now, just rolled our eyes and continued to support the center. Now, for those of us who disagree with the Pride Centers decision to demonize a good guy because he won't knuckle under to a fringe bunch of malcontents playing the outraged vitlctim, it's time to put away our checkbooks when donation time comes around, and to find something else to do when they have a fundraiser. Look at it this way, we'll now have more money to spend at Mister Sister! And kudos to Craig for sticking to his guns and not capitulating to this bunch of trans feminazis!

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Posted by Roy on 03/03/2017 at 9:40 AM

Re: “Planned Winooski Gay Bar Named 'Mister Sister' Creates Rift

Rex, I think you're mistaking contempt for anger. You and your cohorts have taken a very, very petty complaint and blown it up into a big, public issue with the intention of bullying a business owner who means no harm into doing what you want. Your intention is to force him into buying into your manufactured hysteria or, in the event that he wont knuckle under, to hurt hurt his business and to try and paint him as some sort of anti trans monster. You and your cohorts have manufactured an issue to try and do harm to someone else.That is worthy of contempt.

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Posted by Roy on 03/02/2017 at 4:20 PM

Re: “Planned Winooski Gay Bar Named 'Mister Sister' Creates Rift

Well thanks for the suggestion but I'll pass. I'd just as soon go clean out some sewer pipes. The "opportunity" to listen to a group of petty, thin skinned "activists" express their manufactured outrage isn't all that interesting. We've heard it all before from this fringe of the trans community. I actually doubt a "strong" message will be sent out at your little meeting because most people are tired of the whining and just don't care any more. Have your meeting and voice your concerns but don't expect many to hear because most have stopped listening.

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Posted by Roy on 03/02/2017 at 2:05 PM

Re: “Planned Winooski Gay Bar Named 'Mister Sister' Creates Rift

Ummm, I'd be where I am today because the lesbian and gay community was pretty fierce well before the "T" gang insinuated themselves into our movement. Your group wasn't much of a factor in the gay rights movement at all and in all actuality, YOU wouldn't have the freedoms that you have today if it weren't for the gay men and women that fought for our rights well before you even came on the scene. Secondly, protecting and supporting doesn't mean that the rest of the LGBT community needs to buy into every petty perceived insult manufactured by some within that "community". I fully support equality and protection for everyone and will join in the battle when Civil rights are threatened. This however isn't one of those times. This is you and your segment of the trans community attempting to smear and bully someone over a very petty and manufactured issue. My guess is that this little tempest that you have created will backfire, the bar will thrive and you will have done nothing more than turn off even more people that could have been supporters.

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Posted by Roy on 03/02/2017 at 7:29 AM

Re: “Budget Surprises: Scott's Proposal Harbors Some Gems

So Ashe had to make people spend time looking at something that every intelligent, thinking person already knows? He apparently had Vermont state employees spend time on the taxpayers dime to look at an issue of which everyone was already aware so he could point a finger and say " look, we're not doing too badly, everyone else is in the soup too". Wouldn't that time have been better spent trying to figure out how to bring the state into a position of fiscal responsibility? One doesn't expect much common sense from progressives but really, does stepping into the State House immediately shave points off a persons IQ?

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Posted by Roy on 03/02/2017 at 5:27 AM

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