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Re: “Priced for Scale: $8.5 Million Listing Could Limit Options for Burlington Cathedral

and if I hear Coyne itching about money again...nice little price for the mini plot. As for the Church itself- was never anything like the original- cold and uncomfortable- maybe it could be a huge lifeguard tower for the new swimming hole which was once the mall? That what it seems to be becoming of late from the deal with the mayor and his snakeskin peddler Sinex.
I am much more concerned with Mount- St. Mary's thank God the Bishop's hands aren't involved in that transfer.

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Posted by Sean Moran 1 on 06/27/2019 at 8:21 AM

Re: “Stickin' to His Guns? The NRA Helped Elect Bernie Sanders to Congress. Now He's Telling a Different Story.

*I*m so sick of your Bernie bashing.*

Im so sick of Bernie.

There, fixed it for ya.

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Posted by knowyourassumptions on 06/27/2019 at 7:50 AM

Re: “Priced for Scale: $8.5 Million Listing Could Limit Options for Burlington Cathedral

While the trees are nice, honey locusts are a short lived species, and on a long enough timeline (certainly one that could be considered a 'historic' timeline) the Grove is ultimately doomed. While perhaps architecturally unique, that doesn't make it beautiful. Personally, I always thought it looked a bit like a cross between a a house of God and some sort of dark Satanic Mill. The industrial production of superstition to put it brutally. We run the risk of declaring so many things special that nothing ever gets done. We desperately need housing, as evidenced by the sheer number of homeless people who tend to populate this idyllic Grove, and engage in far less socially acceptable behavior than playing with their dog. The article makes no mention of that. We need housing close to the commercial core. Period.

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Posted by Mac McGill on 06/27/2019 at 7:22 AM

Re: “Stickin' to His Guns? The NRA Helped Elect Bernie Sanders to Congress. Now He's Telling a Different Story.

Give me a break. Many people and politicians have changed their stance on gun control - as they should. So many mass shootings and tragic loss of life, and the NRAs position doesnt even reflect the will of their membership, the majority of which support common sense gun legislation. All politicians from rural states had better change their tune. Its not about hunting rights and those of hobby firearm collectors any more. We are in the midst of a horrible epidemic. Im glad Bernie has the guts to respond appropriately, even if it means changing his political stance on guns. If he was holding firm to an outdated political position in the face of this crisis, youd criticize him for that! Im so sick of your Bernie bashing.

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Posted by Poldham on 06/27/2019 at 7:16 AM

Re: “Stickin' to His Guns? The NRA Helped Elect Bernie Sanders to Congress. Now He's Telling a Different Story.

This is news? Tell us something we dont know... and just about everybody in Vermont (with the exception of the quite young and the oblivious) already knew all of this. My, how the standards of journalism have fallen at Seven Days. Peter Freyne, who fully covered all this at the time, must be spinning in his grave. Shame on you Paula and Pam.

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Posted by John Gallagher on 06/27/2019 at 6:48 AM

Re: “Burlington City Council Appoints Three Black Men to Police Commission

Patrick Cashman, check out this swan song from Hughes and Longmore...


https://justiceforallvt.org/2018/07/19/123…

Posted by Ted Cohen on 06/27/2019 at 2:41 AM

Re: “Priced for Scale: $8.5 Million Listing Could Limit Options for Burlington Cathedral

The point is - what do we want Burlington to be like? Did you come here for the skyscrapers? I didn't. They'll block the lake from hundreds who can see it now. There are two schools of thought, no doubt. We shall see.

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Posted by Charlie Messing on 06/26/2019 at 9:55 PM

Re: “Burlington City Council Appoints Three Black Men to Police Commission

Hmm. The more you scratch the stranger this all smells. Turns out the Christine Longmore, who appears to also claim 222 Riverside Ave Apt 12 as her address, was also previously a police commissioner: https://vtdigger.org/2017/02/07/burlington…

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Posted by Patrick Cashman on 06/26/2019 at 8:33 PM

Re: “Obituary: Furman 'Chip' Crawford Horton III, 1957-2019

Words cannot express how deeply sorry I am to hear of Chip's passing. He was such a kind, caring soul who really made a difference in this world. My heart goes out to Debbie, Elijah, Olivia and family.

Posted by Arlene Sorgen on 06/26/2019 at 8:15 PM

Re: “Stickin' to His Guns? The NRA Helped Elect Bernie Sanders to Congress. Now He's Telling a Different Story.

Sorry, but this is not about a politician changing his beliefs about guns over time. Its about a ruthless bastard who was so desperate to obtain and hold power that he was willing to side with the gun nuts, with the assault rifle nuts, with the anti-Brady Bill nuts. He was willing to label Smith anti-gun to win an election. He was willing to oppose assault rifle ban bills to achieve and hold on to power. Smith did the right thing: after yet another gun tragedy, he had the guts to publicly say that he could no longer oppose an assault weapon ban. What did Bernie do? He said, *Elect me and Ill oppose the ban!*

The disgusting episode in 1990 is not about who Bernie was but about who Bernie IS and has always been: a power hungry opportunist for whom principles always cede to expediency:

*I*ll sell my soul to the NRA.*

*I hate the Democrats and I*ve never actually been a Democrat, but to get to the White House I*ll run under their banner, and when I dont win their nomination Ill be a sore loser and diss their candidate and help Trump become President.*

*I*m a socialist and I hate millionaires but when I have the opportunity to make millions and own three houses, Ill take the money and say, *Let Them Write Books!**

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Posted by knowyourassumptions on 06/26/2019 at 8:12 PM

Re: “Priced for Scale: $8.5 Million Listing Could Limit Options for Burlington Cathedral

No one is going to pay 8.5 mil unless they can get a return on their investment. Just hope that who ever buys it knows that the small group of goodkindites will stop every move just because.

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Posted by Ted miles645 on 06/26/2019 at 7:55 PM

Re: “Stickin' to His Guns? The NRA Helped Elect Bernie Sanders to Congress. Now He's Telling a Different Story.

Bernie has been in DC for decades. What does he have to show for change? Nothing that has been proposed would have changed the out come of any of these shootings. You can't prevent something from happening, you can only react to something that has already happened.

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Posted by Ted miles645 on 06/26/2019 at 7:52 PM

Re: “Stickin' to His Guns? The NRA Helped Elect Bernie Sanders to Congress. Now He's Telling a Different Story.

What? Bernie was inconsistent? Well, that does it. I will no longer support the candidate with the positions I most agree with. This will get Heinz a bunch of clicks and maybe a story in Politico and that'll make everyone in Burlington feel so cool and relevant. What it won't get him is an interview with Bernie.

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Posted by lassy2 on 06/26/2019 at 4:57 PM

Re: “'Under Milk Wood'

this work was directed by Rosann Hickey of Greensboro vt. The shear sophistication and delicacy of this production was delightful. The staging was magical.

Posted by Edith Jensen on 06/26/2019 at 4:39 PM

Re: “UVM Apologizes for a Eugenics Survey That Ended in 1936

Remember, eugenicists are bad.... except for Margaret Sanger. She's amazing.

So just shut up, misogynist.

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Posted by Yep on 06/26/2019 at 4:37 PM

Re: “South Burlington Council Wanted a Say in Burlington Zoning Change

Well, Mr. Assumptions, and Mr. Grownassman, you have a bunch of fans. I'm glad someone agrees with you, as I find your views pretty much opposed to mine. If you had a Coalition, or organized group, I could say something rude about them, but you don't. Let me say: we know what we're talking about. You are certainly welcome to express your opinions.
The more civil you are, the more sense you make and the more I respect your opinions.
I actually got a letter in today's paper! Why don't you give that a shot?

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Posted by Charlie Messing on 06/26/2019 at 4:37 PM

Re: “Stickin' to His Guns? The NRA Helped Elect Bernie Sanders to Congress. Now He's Telling a Different Story.

7Days could have written this article multiple times during his campaign history, but then he wasn't running against Warren, Booker, Buttigeig and Harris.... if only Zupan was ideologically acceptable, African American, female and/or gay. Soooo woke.

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Posted by Yep on 06/26/2019 at 4:32 PM

Re: “Stickin' to His Guns? The NRA Helped Elect Bernie Sanders to Congress. Now He's Telling a Different Story.

"misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows"

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Posted by timwithat on 06/26/2019 at 4:17 PM

Re: “South Burlington Council Wanted a Say in Burlington Zoning Change

Burlington : Eliminates on street parking on a mission to create a bikeable, green city.

Also Burlington : Buys up and razes an entire neighborhood in South Burlington to create a gigantic parking lot for the Airport.

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Posted by timwithat on 06/26/2019 at 4:05 PM

Re: “Priced for Scale: $8.5 Million Listing Could Limit Options for Burlington Cathedral

"A tree falls the way it leans. Be careful which way you lean.
Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

8 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by timwithat on 06/26/2019 at 3:39 PM

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