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Re: “Letter to the Editor (11/7/18)

Oh boy. An "All Lives Matter" comment and a "save the (dying) trees" comment all in the same week?! The comment gods look upon us favorably.

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by SputnikNuts on 11/07/2018 at 11:27 AM

Re: “Letters to the Editor (10/31/18)

I support Bernie not running for President! I also support all of you mall redevelopment people continuing to share your butt-hurt feelings on the mall redevelopment. Move on! Memorial Auditorium needs you. I'm sure Miro is closed-door meeting with some oligarch.

6 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by SputnikNuts on 10/31/2018 at 12:50 PM

Re: “Letters to the Editor (10/3/18)

Obeng says in his letter that a Burlington homeowner will be paying an extra $302 per year. He won't be paying that as he doesn't live in the city so it is easy for him to advocate for higher property taxes as he will not feel the pinch.

It is past time for Mr. Obeng to either be released from employment at the Burlington school district or he should put his money where his mouth is and move into town and pay for the same bonds as the rest of us.

14 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by NorthOldEnder on 10/03/2018 at 4:29 PM

Re: “Letters to the Editor (10/3/18)

Al,

It might not say it in the US Constitution but it does in the Vermont Constitution, Article 42
" 42. [VOTER'S QUALIFICATIONS AND OATH]
Every person of the full age of eighteen years who is a citizen of the United States, having resided in this State for the period established by the General Assembly and who is of a quiet and peaceable behavior, and will take the following oath or affirmation, shall be entitled to all the privileges of a voter of this state"
https://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/c…

11 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by BTV Reader on 10/03/2018 at 2:25 PM

Re: “Letters to the Editor (10/3/18)

Re Judith Hishikawa's letter that says
" ... the U.S. Constitution that forbids voting for noncitizens. "

I disagree. The Constitution in several places says that the right of Citizens to vote shall not be denied because of such things as race, age (over 18), and sex. It does not address the possibility of non-citizens being allowed to vote.
Federal law does prohibit non-citizens from voting in federal elections, and some towns in Maryland allow non-citizens to vote in local elections (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_of_for…)

4 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Al Buddington on 10/03/2018 at 1:23 PM

Re: “Letters to the Editor (9/19/18)

Harriet is correct. They should treat Kavanaugh the exact same way they treated Bork. Vote no.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by SputnikNuts on 09/20/2018 at 9:40 AM

Re: “Letters to the Editor (8/29/18)

Hi Richard, the vast majority of our letters to the editor are submitted using the feedback form on our website; whenever readers call or email criticism of our coverage, we encourage them to fill out that form. We also receive some feedback via email and believe it or not, other letters still come via the regular mail! If letter writers follow our guidelines, we will publish their views in a future issue of Seven Days. We do occasionally print comments that appear on our website, but first commenters are required to submit their real name, town of residence and a telephone number for confirmation purposes. Some commenters do not want to divulge this info, so their comments never make it into print. Please feel free to submit letters to the editor, or encourage others to do so, if you'd like to see a particular viewpoint reflected in the printed paper. Here's a link to the form: https://posting.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/Le…

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Posted by Cathy Resmer on 08/31/2018 at 11:00 AM

Re: “Letters to the Editor (8/29/18)

Is seems to me that the Letters to the Editor do not reflect the general views posted on Seven Days . I recognize not all of these letters reflect a political viewpoint but many do . I know from personal experience that these "letters" are often culled from the comments on your site . And yet there is usually a left slant to the Letter comments not seen in the overall comments . It seems dishonest .

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Posted by Rich ard on 08/30/2018 at 10:27 PM

Re: “Letters to the Editor (8/22/18)

@ Ms. Parrish,

I think your complaint against Seven Days for always referring to Hallquist as transgender is unfair. Ms. Hallquist is actively promoting her transgender identity. She is giving national interviews based on it. She is raising money based on it. https://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/such-a…

8 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by knowyourassumptions on 08/23/2018 at 1:21 PM

Re: “Letters to the Editor (8/22/18)

Obviously Michael Haas has been getting misinformation from that horrible group POW!

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Jason R Michaud on 08/23/2018 at 6:06 AM

Re: “Letters to the Editor (8/22/18)

Yea, Michael Haas. I bet you're rich. You just moved here. There is still time for you to move back.

8 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by E. Sutor on 08/22/2018 at 2:42 PM

Re: “Letters to the Editor (8/22/18)

Judith - the simple solution is to STOP THROWING SHIT AWAY! You're the problem!

2 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by E. Sutor on 08/22/2018 at 2:41 PM

Re: “Letters to the Editor (8/22/18)

Referring to a trans person as 'some other animal' seems rude, Wendy.

2 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by SputnikNuts on 08/22/2018 at 11:41 AM

Re: “Letters to the Editor (8/8/18)

@Nichael Cramer,
Does the name Merrick Garland mean anything to you?

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by BradD on 08/09/2018 at 8:30 AM

Re: “Letters to the Editor (8/8/18)

>> " Democrats in the U.S. Senate have little or no interest in solving our nation's problems and getting along with others to make our country "great again." As a result, they instruct Vermont's senior senator to oppose a highly qualified individual such as Brett Kavanaugh when the president names such a person to a very important position. "

[koff][koff]merle garland[koff][koff]

6 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Nichael Cramer on 08/08/2018 at 2:47 PM

Re: “Letters to the Editor (7/25/18)

McClaughry's claim that Leahy fears Kavanaugh as a supreme who would 'confine [himself] to interpreting the Constitution the people approved' is absurd. The members of the court who belong to the more conservative religious sects approve officially sanctioned Christian prayer at public meetings, which does not comport with the text of the Constitution. An interpretation of the Constitution that forbids any prayer officially sanctioned by a Government body is a perfectly legitimate interpretation of the Bill of rights, as adopted. To imply that attempts by the Right wing of SCOTUS to read the minds of the authors and adopters of the Bill of Rights are the only legitimate way to interpret the Constitution, and to think they don't bring their own biases (informed by their parochial word view), is laughable.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Jay Poole on 07/28/2018 at 2:30 PM

Re: “Letters to the Editor (6/6/18)

Add another Bravo to Ms. DeYoung . Refreshing to read such a well reasoned rational argument instead of the usual TREES ARE GOOD , PEOPLE ARE BAD nonsense .

9 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Rich ard on 06/07/2018 at 8:20 AM

Re: “Letters to the Editor (6/6/18)

Bravo, Ms. DeYoung.

10 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by knowyourassumptions on 06/07/2018 at 7:23 AM

Re: “Letters to the Editor (5/30/18)

I knew a teen who, high from smoking marijuana, took a nap because he was super chill. These events are a false correlation. These teens were going to cause trouble regardless of their marijuana use. Jeffrey Dahmer drank beer, he also ate people. Thereby beer must lead to cannibalism.

16 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by SputnikNuts on 05/30/2018 at 12:35 PM

Re: “Letters to the Editor (4/4/18)

The next gen "activists" are just kids, they soon will be redpilled and angry at the older generation for manipulating them.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by James Boudreau on 04/04/2018 at 8:22 PM

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