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Re: “Fifty Years, 13,450 Students and 5,000 Interviews: UVM's Garrison Nelson Calls It a Career

I, for one, will miss his spicy cracks. Even when I don't agree with him, I find a kernel of truth in his criticisms, and he's spot on, Peter Freyne notwithstanding, about Howard Dean and his ego.

Posted by Barbara Alsop on 10/20/2017 at 9:57 PM

Re: “Stolen Glory: Trolls Doctor Vermont Photog's Shot of Veteran

Sick, but unfortunately not shocking

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Tina R on 10/19/2017 at 12:37 PM

Re: “Max Tracy, Burlington's Most Outspoken Prog, Pulls No Punches

If he is such a profile in courage, why didn't he protest the mayor's decision to keep secret the names of the bidders for Burlington Telecom?

The answer is: he's an opportunist, interested more in political theater than being rooted in actual, consistent political beliefs.

9 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Ted Cohen on 10/15/2017 at 10:15 AM

Re: “Max Tracy, Burlington's Most Outspoken Prog, Pulls No Punches

I wonder how difficult it is to find a 1973 Schwinn ? Who would know the model year of
an ancient bike except someone who is always looking to score points . What a fraud .

20 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by Rich ard on 10/13/2017 at 11:49 AM

Re: “Max Tracy, Burlington's Most Outspoken Prog, Pulls No Punches

You can't be a socialist and also be for the working class.

I look forward to your dislikes.

18 likes, 21 dislikes
Posted by I give up on 10/13/2017 at 3:50 AM

Re: “Max Tracy, Burlington's Most Outspoken Prog, Pulls No Punches

The problem isn't even the issue Max chooses to take a stand on (I neither fully agree with his politics or fully disagree). The problem is that he cries wolf with no evidence every chance he gets.

There is no political advocacy or governance in that. Max is creating political chaos. Maybe because he is inexperienced, has too much hubris, or maybe for political gain? Maybe all three?

36 likes, 17 dislikes
Posted by Lenny on 10/12/2017 at 4:04 PM

Re: “Max Tracy, Burlington's Most Outspoken Prog, Pulls No Punches

Max Tracy + 50 years = Albert Petrarca.? An ancient, irrelevant "social justice warrior" wandering Burlington's streets looking for trouble to cause so he can feel relevant?

44 likes, 23 dislikes
Posted by knowyourassumptions on 10/12/2017 at 10:05 AM

Re: “Max Tracy, Burlington's Most Outspoken Prog, Pulls No Punches

Max Tracy is a wonderful human being who has found his place in the world. I applaud him and hope his rise continues. I'd love for him to run for mayor. He has a passion and a vigor that all young people should aspire to. It helps that I agree with him politically....

27 likes, 53 dislikes
Posted by Barbara Alsop on 10/12/2017 at 12:08 AM

Re: “Max Tracy, Burlington's Most Outspoken Prog, Pulls No Punches

"the Tracy touch: confrontation laced with moral indignation, offering a biting critique with a melodramatic flair."

Should read:

"the Tracy touch: the self confidence and privilege of a white, 20-something, middle class male with a microphone, no self awareness, and a savior complex."

70 likes, 37 dislikes
Posted by ONEVOTER on 10/11/2017 at 4:27 PM

Re: “Max Tracy, Burlington's Most Outspoken Prog, Pulls No Punches

Way to go Max!

35 likes, 58 dislikes
Posted by Josh Wronski on 10/11/2017 at 1:34 PM

Re: “Max Tracy, Burlington's Most Outspoken Prog, Pulls No Punches

Keep up the good work Max!

Max for Mayor!

38 likes, 68 dislikes
Posted by RB on 10/11/2017 at 10:14 AM

Re: “Trump-Bashing, Romney-Advising Political Operative Stuart Stevens Finds Himself in Vermont

Lol, an apologist and supporter of Bush-Cheney angry about Trump. Bush-Cheney and their merry neo-cons responsible for the abomination of Iraq completely discredited everyone in the "Establishment" GOP, not to mention many of the intervention-first Democrats who also supported it, with zero evidence ever presented that Iraq had anything to do with 9/11, even if you took the nonsense WMD lies at face value. A war which this nation is still fighting and pouring tax dollars into 15 years later, under an absurd interpretation of the "Authorization For Use of Military Force" passed September 14, 2001. Mr. Stevens and other Republicans of the Bush-Cheney era need to realize that they are directly responsible for destroying the credibility of the "normal" GOP & for the rise of Donald Trump.

And Romney did not lose because of Obama's cash advantage. Hillary Clinton had a huge cash advantage over Trump and still lost. Hillary may have had more credible policies in many areas but she was a poor candidate. Romney lost because the Obama of 2012 was the better candidate.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Chris in S. Burlington on 10/04/2017 at 12:48 AM

Re: “Trump-Bashing, Romney-Advising Political Operative Stuart Stevens Finds Himself in Vermont

way too long and not interesting enough - why wasn't this edited down?
who really cares this much about some political consultant in vermont??
better would have been more on the terrible, lousy, no good, crummy folks this dude helped put into office -
just cause trump hates him is not enough of a reason to like this scum bag
and paul - you should pay some writer's fine for using "abode" as a verb - awful - just dreadful - (he abodes in NH . . .) - what were you thinking?? does 7 days employ editors ?? it seems not

7 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by tapplinx on 10/04/2017 at 12:05 AM

Re: “Trump-Bashing, Romney-Advising Political Operative Stuart Stevens Finds Himself in Vermont

The fact that Trump and some of this team are not politicians IS the whole point. Politicians just don't get that. Which is why I don't like the entrenched , professional politicians who are the real problem in Washington.

7 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by saysme on 10/02/2017 at 6:15 PM

Re: “Trump-Bashing, Romney-Advising Political Operative Stuart Stevens Finds Himself in Vermont

Stevens is a known quantity in Stowe with a very mixed reputation, to put it charitably. I find it curious that an article that focuses so much on the person/personality, has only two bland quotes from actual Stowe residents. Surly the the author could have uncovered some color on him from fellow townspeople.

12 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by RocketMan55 on 10/02/2017 at 10:22 AM

Re: “Trump-Bashing, Romney-Advising Political Operative Stuart Stevens Finds Himself in Vermont

Isay,

Agreeing with most of what you say, there is no fixing the political parties... They are, definitively, what is the most broken with our entire political system.

As for the clown this article is about... the entire thing could have been summed up with "Master immoral spindoctor moves to Vermont.

12 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by FreedomToThink on 09/29/2017 at 5:55 PM

Re: “Down to the Wire: Accusations Fly in Burlington Telecom Negotiations

Conflict of interest: Terry Dorman, who is heavily influencing the BT sale decision, and profitting from the sale, is closely connected to one of the bidders (the one advised to withdraw). The mayor, on advice of legal council, discussed the conflict with Dorman, and the bid in question was withdrawn. Very responsible on the mayor and Dorman's part. Why wasn't the connection between Dorman and the bidder disclosed sooner? Some councilors, who apparently knew about it, are red-faced. Embarrassed? Oh no, they are mad. The mayor validated conflicting interests! If one conflict of interest is acknowledged, other deals will be questioned, past present and future, and public acceptance of council's refusal to recognize conflicting interests may be over. https://relationshipscience.com/connection…

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by leaterhune on 09/29/2017 at 8:09 AM

Re: “Down to the Wire: Accusations Fly in Burlington Telecom Negotiations

Saysme, I have noticed every story you comment on is a comment about your own financial bottom line in the here and now.

I don't mean to make you feel bad for looking out for yourself, financial security is incredibly important.

But what does concern me about the mentality you have expressed over and over again is a lack of concern for community and a lack of concern for the future.

When I say the future, I mean the financial future. While you may be right in this instance that the largest offer is the best outcome, it is really hard to say given the information present in this article. One lump sum does not equate to best economic viability over the next 5, 10, 25 years. I fully agree we should go with the most financially viable option for the city but I want a long term investment. Think smart. Not immediate.

Long term investment will help all of us, and when the community benefits, you benefit and I benefit. Sometimes its counter intuitive but making sure our neighbors are financially secure and have access to health care, food, education, work, housing, etc will financially benefit you as well, not to mention improve your quality of life.

I just wanted to point out that when it feels like a necessity to just get through this moment and focus on the immediate, that is when it is most important to fight that urge: instead help others and plan for the future.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by WD40 on 09/28/2017 at 2:51 PM

Re: “Down to the Wire: Accusations Fly in Burlington Telecom Negotiations

Can you hear that very loud "CHA-CHING" noise? How come the salary of Stephen Barraclough, "... who has been running BT since 2010" doesn't show up in BT's budget? How much have city taxpayers paid to consultants, Dorman & Fawcett, Gary Evans, "who consulted with BT from 2009 to 2013 and was key to its survival", and the "outside legal counsel, Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer, which the city hired last spring". Note to City Councilors: FORGET keeping BT local. Take the highest bid & do the right thing for the taxpayers. Finally.

2 likes, 18 dislikes
Posted by saysme on 09/27/2017 at 9:27 PM

Re: “Down to the Wire: Accusations Fly in Burlington Telecom Negotiations

Let's move beyond the noise.

City Market has formally endorsed the Keep BT Local bid! Ask yourselves, why not have another fantastic community-enriching cooperative just like City Market?

Join with City Market and let's do this!

https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/its-ou…

16 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by lava on 09/27/2017 at 3:11 PM

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