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Re: “Lawsuit: Nectar's Negligence Caused 'Wild West'-Style Shooting

I'm betting Mr. Nashid case will end up being referred to the Burlington Community Justice Center. There's a good chance he will end up having the book thrown at him . In Vermont that means community service , possibly a fine which will be forgiven . Who knows, Nectars and staff may suffer greater consequences then this fine citizen .

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Posted by Rich ard on 01/18/2019 at 4:19 PM

Re: “Lawsuit: Nectar's Negligence Caused 'Wild West'-Style Shooting

I agree with CHRISTOPHER HILL. Weinberger and his buddies are only interested in making Burlington a big city and thinking about how much money they can make off of people and helping their rich friends. They don't care about the "little" people!!

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Posted by Gi Grape on 01/17/2019 at 9:24 PM

Re: “Lawsuit: Nectar's Negligence Caused 'Wild West'-Style Shooting

I'm honestly surprised that this didn't bring criminal charges

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Posted by Scuba on 01/17/2019 at 5:22 PM

Re: “Lawsuit: Nectar's Negligence Caused 'Wild West'-Style Shooting

This would not have happened when Nectar Rorris owned the place. He gave a damn about Burlington and the safety of the people who live in the city. Burlington has been invaded by a horde of greedy, narcissistic punks and "big city wannabes" whose allegiance is to their egos, their wallets and making Burlington into an urban ghetto. Start with Wonder Boy Weinberger, Don "The Snake" Sinex, the crew at "f"Arts Riot and follow the trail until you reach the end, a yuppie wet dream that has capitalized on the uniqueness of the city they're destroying.

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Posted by Christopher Hill on 01/17/2019 at 2:57 PM

Re: “Lawsuit: Nectar's Negligence Caused 'Wild West'-Style Shooting

I would hate to be the lawyer for the night club. Returning a weapon to an angry, and likely intoxicated patron? Ridiculous. A woman shot as a result of that negligent act? I wish her a complete recovery.

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Posted by Andrew Duff on 01/17/2019 at 6:11 AM

Re: “Soundbites: WTF is Going on With Grace Potter & the Nocturnals?

I think what happened was Grace became famous got rid of her husband of 3 yrs and now is preggers by some other guy. Perfect rock star soap opera stuff

Posted by Russell Stoner on 12/26/2018 at 12:56 AM

Re: “Soundbites: A Tribute to Donovan and a New Home for the Nightshade Kitchen

I laughed out loud when I read Jordan Adams' 'wildly underrated' description of Donovan. Pursuing my own passion for music, I've learned there's no underestimating the attraction of and loyalty to, niche artists (I still love Matthew Sweet after all these years!?!?). Still, there's something confounding about the thought of tribute to a man once nothing more than a Bob Dylan wannabe who then turned to psychedelic ephemera of his era. There was, unfortunately, no mention of Leitch's song "There Is A Mountain" as source material for The Allman Brothers' mammoth instrumental improvisation, "Mountain Jam:" do the tributeers perform that? But I'm not really complainingbecause the existence of a functioning homage to Donovan has me holding out hope to a similar unit devoted to Buffalo Springfield---or maybe even MOBY GRAPE/!

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Posted by on 09/02/2018 at 10:57 AM

Re: “Soundbites: Commander in Queef

I miss Dan so much it hurts.

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Posted by Meemaw Rees on 04/06/2018 at 12:54 PM

Re: “Soundbites: Mister Disaster

I'm willing to guess the author has never owned a business. He may have no idea what it's like to put your time money and sweat on the line, to value hard work and self worth when creating something out of nothing. Business owners don't get to punch out when the day is done so it's not as simple to just take other peoples advice as he ignorantly implies. No business owner in their right mind would roll over to appease such garbage opinion or all the toxic trauma drama happening around this. And yet, he did tread into violent toxic water and listen, and talk to non violent people, and he did make a change. This article is entitled, intolerant, and attempting to turn what another flawed human (get over yourself no one is perfect or 100% correct) created into some kind of monstrous disaster through toxic wording and hypothesizing. This article is violent and makes me want to flea this witch hunting small town mentality. If I could, I would post a picture of Cartman screaming, "you will respect my authoritah!" Bc thats how commical this attempt at "opinion" is. Try using a mirror sometime. Those of us who are human and make mistakes, sometimes actually learn from them when we have the time to come to new perspectives through the process of healing. This opinion denies that important healing process and right of being an ever evolving human, making mistakes and growing, for the sake of an egotistical stunt. Boring and lame.

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Posted by Maya Piorkowska on 07/07/2017 at 10:13 AM

Re: “Soundbites: Mister Disaster

Am I the only one who feels like all of this could have easily been avoided if Craig had just been a decent person and *listened* to the trans community and allies in the very beginning? It seems like this became much more complicated than it needed to be.

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Posted by RedSoxRule45 on 06/21/2017 at 6:59 PM

Re: “Soundbites: Mister Disaster

Why have you taken down all of the offending information off of the Facebook page and GoFundMe?

Did someone buy you off to do it? Money seems to be the only thing you care about. Definitely not the trans* community....

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Posted by Lindsay on 06/21/2017 at 6:55 PM

Re: “Soundbites: Mister Disaster

Though this was a music column..

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Posted by Spit Jack on 06/20/2017 at 10:17 AM

Re: “Soundbites: Mister Disaster

Here is a message I sent to Craig on March 2, 2017: (I never got a response)

Hi Craig,

I hope this finds you well. I am very sorry for the intensity of what you are going through.

I attended the town hall this evening and was beyond emotional with the Trans communities pain. The name you have chosen is offensive to them, period. I know you never meant any Ill intent and if anything you were being inclusive. The fact of the matter is a very large group as well as the Pride center are choosing to condemn and boycott your new establishment.

I know I have no right in asking this. But would you consider re naming the bar along with a letter stating you hear and understand the Trans community need to feel safe and was not aware of the impact the name had.

I think you are going to be very successful. I believe the choice of renaming the bar is an act of solidarity. It also shows we are human and can listen. We are all in this together and I want nothing but the best for you. Please think about it. It is a tough position but I do believe things have a way of bringing us all together. You have an opportunity to show Vermont how we as a community protect and stand by each other.

Much love and light,


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Posted by Robert Toms on 06/20/2017 at 6:26 AM

Re: “Soundbites: Mister Disaster

Craig?!? I don't support trans folks?! I am trans folks. I haven't organized. I haven't ever made an anonymous comment. I've always tried to be cited by name in print and on the radio. I have no affiliation with any formal group or agenda. I have never bullied nor suggested action from anyone else. I have spoken my mind from the beginning. I'm not representing trans people or a trans agenda. I freaking AM a trans woman, and yes, I would feel unsafe in your establishment. That's all to do with your choices and nothing to do with any wormtongue whispering in my ear. It's because of your repeated actions.

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Posted by Rachel Young on 06/19/2017 at 5:04 PM

Re: “Soundbites: Mister Disaster

A friendly reminder that Buffalo Wild Wings affirms all gender expressions and identities, also half-priced wings on Tuesdays at participating locations.

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Posted by BDubsCorporate on 06/19/2017 at 12:44 PM

Re: “Soundbites: Mister Disaster

I took Craig's advice and looked at his long explanation on MS's Facebook page. I found more of the same self-righteous proclamations but without the word limit. HOWEVER, I also found this:

"Trans leaders in the community would confidentially support me but didn't dare to publicly stand up to this mob...and I don't blame them. Even the Pride Center confidentially said, "we have as much trouble dealing with these people as you do". SHUT IT DOWN was the mission."

SEVENDAYS, please investigate this allegation: the Pride Center has been painfully weak on their support of the trans* community and this would be a VERY low blow indeed.

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Posted by FriendsandWoes on 06/19/2017 at 12:17 PM

Re: “Soundbites: Mister Disaster

Craig, we are trans folks speaking up for our own personal dignity. You own a bar that is named an epithet for us. An epithet that people have hurled at me (and others commenting here) in Burlington, at LGBT nights and events because they don't want trans women to be safe/welcome/included. That you still refuse to grasp this and instead accuse people of conspiracy and some "agenda" and bullying is something else.

Your bar is named an epithet, you have demonstrated you do not care, and you accuse people hurt by it of bullying you and having an agenda. That is the current situation.

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Posted by Kelly Cardigan on 06/19/2017 at 12:11 PM

Re: “Soundbites: Mister Disaster

"There's also something among these comments that's so infuriating, it really shows that you folks are much more concerned with your agenda and trying to bully people into your ideology than you are with the very people you claim to represent."

Craig, you are the only one here who has claimed to represent anyone other than themselves as you are a cis, white man claiming to represent the trans community. Everyone else has simply represented how your actions have made them feel.

HINT: "your ideology" = being treated like human beings who deserve respect.

And, yes, it is more important to most people to be treated with respect than to drink at a bar.

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Posted by IDrinkWhereIWant on 06/19/2017 at 11:02 AM

Re: “Soundbites: Mister Disaster

"You don't care about trans people, you just care about yourself," the cisgender man said to the transgender women.

Then his bar closed and everyone lived happily ever after.

The End

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Posted by Elena Littlebug on 06/19/2017 at 8:32 AM

Re: “Soundbites: Mister Disaster

There are so many false narratives in the article and among these comments that it's laughable. I met with the pride center, there's no hate on the Mister Sister Facebook page, the comments deleted were either false statements or insanely derogatory or threatening. No one said that the trans town hall couldn't be recorded. It was a public meeting. Although considering the content, I'd be concerned that it was recorded as well.
Rachel, I'm not upset that "you" have chosen to go elsewhere. I'm upset that "you" (and your mob) have chosen to lie, label, insult, threaten and bully myself and others to the point where people have literally been made to fear coming to Mister Sister. Many times hidden behind anonymous profiles while you call out people by name and even where they work.
There's also something among these comments that's so infuriating, it really shows that you folks are much more concerned with your agenda and trying to bully people into your ideology than you are with the very people you claim to represent. You don't support trans folks, you support yourselves.
There's a very thorough post on the Mister Sister Facebook page that fully explains my feelings regarding what's going on here. See the shamefully anonymous "jeanlou" comment for the link.

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Posted by Craig McGaughan on 06/18/2017 at 11:53 PM

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