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Re: “Despite Bumps, Winooski Traffic Lane Pilot Rolls Forward

It must be nice to not have to work, have money in the bank and be able to fight causes like this useless bike lane. So glad Vermont has turned into such a trust fund state with so little regard to our seniors and those with disabilities.

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Homer C on 06/08/2018 at 5:33 AM

Re: “Vermont Legislators Admit to Cheating the System. Are They Justified?

Who eats 50 dollars a day McDonalds 2 of us 9 dollars. Buffet 2 0f us 19 dollars what is wrong with this picture

Posted by Sue Wilber on 06/06/2018 at 2:38 AM

Re: “In a Third Term, Would Bernie Sanders Show Up to Work?

Fact: Sanders only got 2 bills pass and that was naming 2 post offices. They spend half their time in Congress campaigning ?? Then Why did Sanders go to Rome to see the Pope? Took 50 people with him (friends/families,) even tho the Pope said he couldn't see him. but went anyways, spent all that donation money for the private jet, elaborate meal, rooms at the hotel, and cars all to see the Pope for 5 mins. Don't call that campaigning. Pope doesn't live in the United States, not even in Vermont and can't even vote here. Not all people are ignorant. We can see a con job real good. These crooks are voted in to do their job which they don't do.. They just sit around, make promises and spend the taxpayer's money and run their mouths.

6 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Donna Boutin on 05/31/2018 at 11:22 PM

Re: “In a Third Term, Would Bernie Sanders Show Up to Work?

ALL SENATORS CAMPAIGN WHILE IN OFFICE!!!!

This article is trying to bait off peoples ignorance. Either he himself is also ignorant, or hes just hoping to fool the constituents.

Regardless of which office a candidate is running next term, they are always having to campaign while in office. Around half of any congressmans, senators, governors, etc. time in office is actually spent on campaigning for either re-election or another position. FACT. I know this because I used to work with Congress and helped their campaigns.

The ONLY time an elected official is 100% free to do the actual legislature/ bill passing & denying work are for those who dont intend to run again.

This article also ignores all the bills Sanders led his office to write and push forward, which he had hoped to implement if he won and is far more beneficial and difficult to do than vote.

ALL SENATORS CAMPAIGN WHILE IN OFFICE!!!!

4 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Andria Khushi Kaur on 05/31/2018 at 9:03 PM

Re: “In a Third Term, Would Bernie Sanders Show Up to Work?

Sanders never drew a paycheck till he was 40 when he became mayor of Burlington. Now he's in Government and still doesn't work at all...Big deal he named 2 post offices, bet that took him 8 yrs to do. Never voted for the loudmouth crook. He wants us to work our butts off so he can run around playing a big shot, while we pay for it all... He's a NUTCASE... oh and it's mostly out of state students that think he is so great, then the liberal democrats like him.. but there is A LOT of Vermonters who can't stand him and do not vote for the Aggressive coot.

9 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Donna Boutin on 05/31/2018 at 6:25 PM

Re: “In a Third Term, Would Bernie Sanders Show Up to Work?

Snark won't land interviews. L'il hint, there.

10 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by lassy2 on 05/30/2018 at 8:07 PM

Re: “In a Third Term, Would Bernie Sanders Show Up to Work?

Maybe more tax payers should show up on voting day. Bernie works damn hard for all Americans, not just Vermonters. This is nothing more than right wing noise. Shame on you 7 days!

11 likes, 30 dislikes
Posted by Kristie Thompson001 on 05/30/2018 at 7:11 PM

Re: “In a Third Term, Would Bernie Sanders Show Up to Work?

If anyone thinks that Sanders will take off the taxpayer funded feed bag while he feeds his overwhelming ego, theyre sadly mistaken. He keeps throwing out the unworkable, half baked plans long on extreme left wing rhetoric and short on realism that are red meat to his starry eyed acolytes but has accomplished very little in his decades in government. No, Sanders will continue to play the long con and feed at the teat of the taxpayers until he finally expires of old age. Grifters gotta grift...

49 likes, 19 dislikes
Posted by Roy on 05/30/2018 at 11:57 AM

Re: “In a Third Term, Would Bernie Sanders Show Up to Work?

this is a story without meaning. full of sound and fury and speculation but not substance

15 likes, 34 dislikes
Posted by ronj1955 on 05/30/2018 at 11:28 AM

Re: “In a Third Term, Would Bernie Sanders Show Up to Work?

If Brad Peacock, a farmer, expects to succeed at politics, he needs to try a little logic.

Peacock says if Sanders runs for president, then Vermont's part-time junior senator needs to be "completely focused on that."

Then Peacock actually says Vermont needs a full-time senator.

Really. He really said that.

Meanwhile, academic Dickinson claims actually to be surprised that the public couldn't care less whether part-time Bernie misses a lot of votes.

Dickinson apparently missed two elections that saw Vermonters (if they are really Vermonters) give Bernie Sanders a free ticket to hire his own family for campaign work - and get rich on book deals so he could buy a third house.

Is that what they call political science? Asking for a friend.

24 likes, 21 dislikes
Posted by Ted Cohen on 05/30/2018 at 10:31 AM

Re: “Betrayed: Can Gun-Rights Activists 'Take Back Vermont'?

So the gun folks want to "take back" Vermont? If they take us back to the days when muskets were the primary firearm then I'm all for it. Fewer dead schoolchildren that way.

10 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by frostus on 05/20/2018 at 8:01 PM

Re: “Betrayed: Can Gun-Rights Activists 'Take Back Vermont'?

Got to be the loudest minority -- higher than a F-35. But most people want safety at school and work place along the 2nd Amendment but with common sense regulation. If you really love weaponry and you are all worked up over it - that much, go into the military and get safely trained like I was.

10 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by Roger Hill on 05/20/2018 at 11:38 AM

Re: “Betrayed: Can Gun-Rights Activists 'Take Back Vermont'?

It's hard to take gun rights folks like Mr. Mazza seriously. He sounds like a whiny kid who has had his candy taken away. I'd be open to listening to his views but when they come with references like "ding dong" I just can't give much credibility to his other comments.

13 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by Carol Denison on 05/20/2018 at 7:51 AM

Re: “Betrayed: Can Gun-Rights Activists 'Take Back Vermont'?

Remember the tale of 'The Emperor's New Clothes"? Those of you who think Keith Stern is the answer to our state's issues are as blind as those who complimented that emperor. The 13 year old kid running as a democrat could outthink and outdebate Stern who doesn't have an original thought in his head. I want to know who tells him what to think.

11 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by Open Your Eyes on 05/19/2018 at 11:21 AM

Re: “Betrayed: Can Gun-Rights Activists 'Take Back Vermont'?

Time to pick your team: our kids and society or the NRA and guns. It really is that simple. @GovPhilScott @gunsensevt @VTdems @VTGOP https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/m…

13 likes, 21 dislikes
Posted by Rama Schneider on 05/19/2018 at 6:32 AM

Re: “Betrayed: Can Gun-Rights Activists 'Take Back Vermont'?

When Scott caved on gun rights the progs flooded the legislature with every spending/tax bill they wanted. Phil cracked the wall of common sense, he screwed us, #oneanddoneScott.

24 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by James Boudreau on 05/18/2018 at 8:44 PM

Re: “Betrayed: Can Gun-Rights Activists 'Take Back Vermont'?

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/03/19/594919524/nra-signals-openness-to-gun-removal-laws-with-conditions

3 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by Timelost2 on 05/18/2018 at 2:41 PM

Re: “Betrayed: Can Gun-Rights Activists 'Take Back Vermont'?

This is shameful, Ed Gallo Phil Scott is a Republican, not a Democrat. the NRA supports all of the laws that Phil Scott signed.

9 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by Timelost2 on 05/18/2018 at 2:37 PM

Re: “Betrayed: Can Gun-Rights Activists 'Take Back Vermont'?

Lalonde says he owns several firearms? Yet he had no idea during questioning on the house floor what he was even talking about. Hmmmmm. Just another uninformed politician doing what those liars always do. Saying to voters that emotion and lies trump facts and reason. Hell, he couldnt even get his lies straight.

26 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Michael Deering on 05/18/2018 at 5:53 AM

Re: “Betrayed: Can Gun-Rights Activists 'Take Back Vermont'?

While the author touches briefly upon Michael Bloomberg via quotes, I do think that it would be fair to include that Everytown for Gun Safety, which was founded by Bloomberg, was one of the main organizing forces behind the recent wave of gun safety protests around the country (including VT).

23 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by QuietProfile on 05/17/2018 at 5:05 PM

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