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Re: “Winooski Green Card Holder Faces Deportation for Pot Conviction

There is absolute hypocrisy in ICE deporting this Vietnamese man for possession of a small amount of cannabis, given the CIA's drug running of heroin out of the Golden Triangle during the Vietnam War. Anyone who works for ICE needs to educate themselves about this history:
https://www.amazon.com/Politics-Heroin-Com…

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Ernie Hotchkiss on 12/16/2018 at 11:44 PM

Re: “Vallee Accuses Sanders of Seeking Legal Retribution 'To Make a Point'

Im no fan of Bernie Sanders but Valllee is a crook and everyone has known this for years.

Posted by Roy on 12/16/2018 at 9:47 PM

Re: “Church Street Mural Vandalism Suspect Avoids Criminal Charges

Restorative Justice.....Hahahaha......you guys in the Socialist Republic of Burlington kill me!

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Anthony Rerrick on 12/16/2018 at 5:43 PM

Re: “Church Street Mural Vandalism Suspect Avoids Criminal Charges

This adult son of a wealthy liberal college professor from VERY snooty liberal Vermont college gets to walk without a misdemanor on his record. As the great black comedian Richard Pryor once observed: I was hauled into court looking for a little justice. And thats what I found: just us.

6 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by wahrheit on 12/16/2018 at 9:49 AM

Re: “Burlington High School Guidance Director Has His Say at Hearing

Ms Markley won her scholarship and Stanford acceptance DESPITE the bungling incompetence of this pahetic miscreant. Great hire!

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by wahrheit on 12/16/2018 at 9:16 AM

Re: “Burlington City Councilor Accuses Other Members of Racism

Old white Petrarca is a parody of himself and he doesnt even know it.

In the name of anti-racism, he should be out there now painting all the white sidewalks in Burlington black! Why are sidewalks white?! Who said concrete should be white?! White sidewalks are proof that Mayor Weinberger is racist!

OMG, why does the Mayors office order WHITE paper for writing and printing at City Hall?! Thats so racist! In solidarity, Burlington should be using only black paper!

Why does the City allow anything to be white?! The police cars shouldnt be black and white! They should just be black! Or Hispanic! Having any white on a police car is racist!

Why does the city allow any houses to be painted white?! Why do we allow the municipal parking garages to be made of white concrete?! Why do we allow City Market to sell white bread and white sugar and white flour and vanilla ice cream and white cottage cheese and white yogurt?!

Please go find a white public toilet to clog as a protest.

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by knowyourassumptions on 12/15/2018 at 6:02 PM

Re: “Vallee Accuses Sanders of Seeking Legal Retribution 'To Make a Point'

I remember the "gas wars" of years past..On Riverside Ave, Shel Rd..wherever there was a group of gas stations..For some
reason, this now never happens..Gas prices are close to exactly the same anywhere in northwestern Vt.. Gas retailers have stopped competing. I thought Vallee and his right wing friends were all for free enterprise? Thanks Sen Sanders for doggedly looking into this...

10 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by javraxx on 12/15/2018 at 1:46 PM

Re: “Church Street Mural Vandalism Suspect Avoids Criminal Charges

And I thought court diversion was ONLY for people under the age of 18

11 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Gi Grape on 12/15/2018 at 11:38 AM

Re: “Vallee Accuses Sanders of Seeking Legal Retribution 'To Make a Point'

The documentation here shows that Sanders and his staff intentionally misrepresented what the FTC reported to them in 2012 in order to support Bernies attack on a group of family-owned businessses in Vermont. They lied to the public and the legislature and the press never dug deep enough to question these claims. You might not like Skip Vallee or the price you pay for gasoline, but you ought to be in favor of some kind of integrity by our elected officials.

14 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Joe Choquette on 12/15/2018 at 8:38 AM

Re: “Burlington High School Guidance Director Has His Say at Hearing

Come on... He was just seeing if she got home okay, just like he does with all his male coworkers and employees...

16 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by The Oracle on 12/15/2018 at 7:09 AM

Re: “Church Street Mural Vandalism Suspect Avoids Criminal Charges

What if the mural was actually a veiled criticism of our lack of diversity and we just didn't get it? Nah...

6 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by The Oracle on 12/15/2018 at 7:03 AM

Re: “Church Street Mural Vandalism Suspect Avoids Criminal Charges

If anyone is curious, Samuel de Champlain was actually French (born in France, not Vermont).

14 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by The Oracle on 12/15/2018 at 6:56 AM

Re: “Church Street Mural Vandalism Suspect Avoids Criminal Charges

For the record, many people consider the never-ending we-know-better-than-the-rest-of-you acts of self righteousness by a handful of sad old white hippies in Burlington to be a serious offense against our community.

34 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by knowyourassumptions on 12/15/2018 at 6:54 AM

Re: “Vallee Accuses Sanders of Seeking Legal Retribution 'To Make a Point'

I have and always will boycott all Maplefields gas stations. I refuse to enrich Vallee and enable him in his slimeball tactics and right-wing extremist politics. Sorry Skip, but you do not deserve my hard earned cash when you undermine people in your community through your greed.

20 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by Ernie Hotchkiss on 12/14/2018 at 10:33 PM

Re: “Burlington City Councilor Accuses Other Members of Racism

I don't live in Burlington anymore, and I don't know anything about this resolution, but I know Ali and I know he is a very good man with a very good heart who has worked very hard to make sure the underrepresented have a voice. Based on this, I believe if he is calling foul there is something foul.

7 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by Heather Davis on 12/14/2018 at 10:19 PM

Re: “Walters: Baruth to Propose Waiting Period for Gun Purchases

Baruth needs to take a flying leap. If not for rampant voter fraud he would not be in office.
He does not represent Vermont or Vermonters. On behalf of many many Vermonters.
WE WILL NOT COMPLY

6 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Sarah Toscano on 12/14/2018 at 9:32 PM

Re: “Church Street Mural Vandalism Suspect Avoids Criminal Charges

Burlington wimps out on justice should be the headline.
Even considering the Abeneki agrees the vandal went over board.
Thus also showed contempt of court when the vandal (and he admits to it so he is a vandal), when he blew off the court date.

34 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Bob Farrell on 12/14/2018 at 9:30 PM

Re: “Church Street Mural Vandalism Suspect Avoids Criminal Charges

Define "many" Lea

23 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Patrick Cashman on 12/14/2018 at 9:25 PM

Re: “Church Street Mural Vandalism Suspect Avoids Criminal Charges

Did Maier agree to this? For the record, many people consider the racist mural to be a serious offense against our community.

7 likes, 42 dislikes
Posted by leaterhune on 12/14/2018 at 9:16 PM

Re: “Scott Defends Vermont National Guard, Says No Investigation Needed

Scott is one of the boys, and he mirrors Cray's weak, permissive leadership. Why anyone expected better from him, I don't know. Dems have got to stop falling for GOP "nice guy" masquerades. Sue Mintner would have dealt with these good ole boys firmly and justly. Rallying issue, future elections.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by leaterhune on 12/14/2018 at 9:06 PM

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