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Re: “Fake Leahy Comment to FCC Decries Net Neutrality

Well said, @Adam.

Posted by Oleander on 12/13/2017 at 10:20 AM

Re: “Burlington Teachers and School Board Still Finalizing Contract

Quid pro quo: Pay the teachers for the four days they were on strike and have the union reimburse any costs submitted by parents, subcontractors and other related parties incurred because of the strike.

The school board will have the final decision as to what costs qualify for reimbursement, including the costs incurred by the board for the administration of those reimbursements.

Of course, it's possible, the costs of such an unanticipated circumstance might well be in excess of the teacher's salaries for those four days. But hey, what's good for goose......

Posted by Jay Eshelman on 12/13/2017 at 9:21 AM

Re: “Walters: Top Vermont GOP Official Backs Roy Moore

And it is high time we hold Predator-In-Chief Trump to the same standard...he need to go as well!
It's a shame Clinton didn't properly pay for his own misdeeds, he surely wouldn't get away with it today.

Posted by Susan C. Anderson on 12/13/2017 at 9:14 AM

Re: “Walters: Top Vermont GOP Official Backs Roy Moore

Butterfield is an embarrassment to any decent VT Republican and NEEDS TO GO!!!!
VT "patriot" is just plain delusional!!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Susan C. Anderson on 12/13/2017 at 9:09 AM

Re: “Walters: Top Vermont GOP Official Backs Roy Moore

As someone who was sexually assaulted when I was a child, it isnt that damned easy to say anything about it, ever, much less at the time. People who think that it is fake because it was not brought out 40 years ago in my opinion, are not hearing what the women are saying. I admit that I do not know word for word what they all said, but I do know what the first woman said and it has a deadly ring of truth to my ears. And one example of sexual misconduct with a 14 year old really should be enough to bring about questioning of a 32 year olds morals, motives and fitness for a position of authority. In America we like to-lets call it, look on the bright side, but a lot of bad stuff happens, and it doesnt go away because we dont look. America can only be as great as our behavior in our darkest moments.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Cyndy Hutchins on 12/13/2017 at 8:25 AM

Re: “Bitter on Twitter: Vermont Democratic Party Flames GOP

At times I have been the focus of this twitter handle's ire...I was always just pleased to see they had a sense of humor.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Job Tate on 12/13/2017 at 7:30 AM

Re: “Despite Activist Outcry, Panel Passes Updated Impartial Policing Policy

Vermont used to have a spine. This is a clear capitulation to the fear-mongering, paranoia and anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies emanating from the Swamp at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

0 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Christopher Hill on 12/13/2017 at 7:16 AM

Re: “Walters: Top Vermont GOP Official Backs Roy Moore

Perhaps the best news tonight is that Doug Jones beat the sex predator, and this idiot's support for Moore will go the way of the dodo. People have stood up to support the women who had the courage to come out and speak truth to power. How one can reasonably expect women to make these allegations about a man who was first a DA, then a judge and then chef justice of the state supreme court, is absolutely beyond me. Maybe the Republican party here will do the right thing and dump her. However their track record with Toensing doesn't hold out much hope.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Barbara Alsop on 12/13/2017 at 1:56 AM

Re: “Bitter on Twitter: Vermont Democratic Party Flames GOP

I cringe every time I see one of these tweets. I'm a Vermont Dem, and I want nothing to do with the rancorous tone and puerile content coming from this account. As many have pointed out, this is not how we do things in Vermont, and that's part of what has made us special for many years. Don't wreck it.

20 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by SouthernVermontAtty on 12/12/2017 at 9:36 PM

Re: “Bitter on Twitter: Vermont Democratic Party Flames GOP

Re: And while Casey conceded that maybe calling someone a racist goes a bit far, he defended the general tone and content of the tweets. Its a little more hard-hitting, a little more conversational, he said.

Seriously Conor? I have too much respect for my legislative colleagues, whatever their party affiliation, to believe any of them would stoop to this level of "conversation." (Hopefully some of them will be adding their voices to this comment thread.) This has no place in Vermont. Period.

22 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Joe Benning on 12/12/2017 at 7:17 PM

Re: “Carina Driscoll, Bernie Sanders' Stepdaughter, Announces Run for Burlington Mayor

I'd say cowardice is your deliberate and repeated dodging of my question: why it's ok for left-wingers to use pseudonyms on this site to attack the Mayor, Democratic and Republican officeholders, anyone who questions Bernie, and anyone who offers non-leftist commentary -- without a peep from you about anonymity until one or two non-Progs post pseudonymously.

"Ah, Mr. Cronkite. You are referring to my day job."

"I'm proud to work in the public interest."

That day job. Which you seem to spend a lot of in posting your opinions on Seven Days blogs. Like posts on weekdays at: 12:54 pm, 4:05 pm, 4:10 pm, 12:21 pm, 4:32 pm, 2:51 pm, 9:38 am, 4:00 pm, 3:43 pm, 1:22 pm, 12:24 pm, 11;36 am, 2:24 pm, 9:14 am.

Posted by knowyourassumptions on 12/12/2017 at 6:36 PM

Re: “Bitter on Twitter: Vermont Democratic Party Flames GOP

Name calling and insults has no place in either party. Talk issues, talk about how to work together to solve VT problems. These tweets remind me of someone who also opens his mouth and inserts his foot. Stop the foolishness - it is not the Vermont way.

25 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jackie Barnett on 12/12/2017 at 6:15 PM

Re: “Walters: Top Vermont GOP Official Backs Roy Moore

The Vermont Republican Party used to be defined by principled leaders; Aiken, Stafford, Jeffords. At one time you could hold your head high and proudly call yourself a Republican in Vermont. Please join me in pledging to not vote for ANY Vermont Republican until the party leadership is wrestled from bottom feeders such as Suzanne Butterfield and replaced by a principled and moral leadership team. The Vermont Republican Party will not change until their feet are held to the fire and they feel the consequences of their immoral and irresponsible behavior.

13 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Dennis Shanley on 12/12/2017 at 5:55 PM

Re: “Walters: Top Vermont GOP Official Backs Roy Moore


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Posted by Gi Grape on 12/12/2017 at 5:33 PM

Re: “Bitter on Twitter: Vermont Democratic Party Flames GOP

I wish the VT House Dems had such conviction and vociferousness when it came to confronting their Republican peers in the statehouse. The Vermont Dems are a pathetically spineless group that is more interested in being the majority than passing good policy. Just look at the otherwise "liberal" Vermonters who voted for Governor Scott because they were worried about the Dems having control of the legislature and the Governorship. And what did the Dems accomplish when they DID have total control for 6 years?

Clean Water Funding? Nope.
Real action on climate change? Nope.
Universal Healthcare? Ehhh they passed the law, but most Dems were happy when Shumlin killed it.
Gun safety? Nope.
Anything on the drug war? Nope.

The VT House Dems twitter is notably silent when it comes to addressing these issues. It may be fun and cathartic to call people names on Twitter...but it seems as if that is all the VT House Dems can do...

12 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by Adam Salem on 12/12/2017 at 5:05 PM

Re: “Bitter on Twitter: Vermont Democratic Party Flames GOP

Who are Conor's constituents

7 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Scott Pavek on 12/12/2017 at 3:26 PM

Re: “Bitter on Twitter: Vermont Democratic Party Flames GOP

Way to take the high road, Conor. YOU are part of the problem. Despite what you may want to believe, ordinary Vermonters aren't interested in the partisan, one-up-personship, flame-throwing social media bs. DO something for your constituents ... or STFU.

37 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Oleander on 12/12/2017 at 3:23 PM

Re: “Walters: Top Vermont GOP Official Backs Roy Moore

Whether Moore or Jones is elected, the all-consuming effort of Liberal Democrats is to impeach Trump. Get over it. Trump will be re-elected in 2020 for another four years and Obama's only legacy will be that he was the first Black President. Trump will go down in history as the President who preserved the Constitution and saved America from a Socialist takeover.

3 likes, 26 dislikes
Posted by Vermont Patriot on 12/12/2017 at 3:05 PM

Re: “Bitter on Twitter: Vermont Democratic Party Flames GOP

Lying, fake news and name calling are part of the Democratic Party. If anything can be done to smear Trump or any Republican, the Liberal press is right on it.

28 likes, 27 dislikes
Posted by Vermont Patriot on 12/12/2017 at 2:51 PM

Re: “Bitter on Twitter: Vermont Democratic Party Flames GOP

...Why didn't anyone ever ask the official VTGOP account to provide evidence of Leahy buying off journalists? Not that these questions shouldn't be asked. Go for it. But I'd be very interested to hear why VT press didn't defend themselves against such accusations.

11 likes, 18 dislikes
Posted by Scott Pavek on 12/12/2017 at 2:10 PM

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