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Re: “The Parmelee Post: Pence Flees Vermont After Chilling Encounter With Gender-Neutral Bathroom

My post was back on the other page about pence gets the finger then it disappeared again. What's going on??
Anyway he's as bad as trump!

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Gi Grape on 09/04/2018 at 3:06 PM

Re: “The Parmelee Post: Pence Flees Vermont After Chilling Encounter With Gender-Neutral Bathroom

Gee not a single comment from a real American . just a bunch of liberal snowflakes spewing hate. It was great seeing a man who loves his country, who believes in his religion and is Vice President of the United States.

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Posted by Donna Boutin on 09/03/2018 at 9:23 PM

Re: “The Parmelee Post: Pence Flees Vermont After Chilling Encounter With Gender-Neutral Bathroom

Hi Gi,

Thanks for your comments. We had to turn off comments on our article from Friday because we were receiving a high volume of traffic and couldn't adequately monitor the comments that were coming in; we're going to turn them back on today.

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Posted by Andrea Suozzo on 09/03/2018 at 9:02 AM

Re: “The Parmelee Post: Pence Flees Vermont After Chilling Encounter With Gender-Neutral Bathroom

This article was so funny. I have emailed 7 days and asked where the other comments about pence disappeared to. We were expressing our freedom of speech and if someone told 7 days to get rid of them that is violating our right to speak our opinion

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Posted by Gi Grape on 09/02/2018 at 5:06 PM

Re: “The Parmelee Post: Pence Flees Vermont After Chilling Encounter With Gender-Neutral Bathroom

That is so funny. But about the comments on pence visiting Vermont, I emailed 7 days and asked where they disappeared to and why. They are violating our freedom of speech which is totally bullshit!!

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Posted by Gi Grape on 09/02/2018 at 5:00 PM

Re: “The Parmelee Post: Pence Flees Vermont After Chilling Encounter With Gender-Neutral Bathroom

I wonder if 7 Days will remove these comments the way the did with the other article about Pence visiting VT. Maybe they caved to some advertisers or local politicos or maybe even the VP himself?

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Posted by NorthOldEnder on 09/02/2018 at 1:29 PM

Re: “The Parmelee Post: Pence Flees Vermont After Chilling Encounter With Gender-Neutral Bathroom

When is " it " leaving Vermont,hopefully very soon ?

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Posted by Ted Sargent on 09/02/2018 at 11:56 AM
Posted by Steven Martin on 08/06/2018 at 2:52 PM

Re: “The Parmelee Post: Gov. Scott: Higher Wages a Slippery Slope to Being Able to Afford to Live in Vermont

Mr. Lavin - We could talk about "the center of economic and political power" but that is a national issue. The finance and banking sectors are subject to federal regulation, not state. The Vermont legislature can only deal with issues within its purview. It's frustrating at times, but that's the way it is.

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Posted by Doug Hoffer on 05/26/2018 at 7:14 PM

Re: “The Parmelee Post: Gov. Scott: Higher Wages a Slippery Slope to Being Able to Afford to Live in Vermont

Hey, I know! We will cultivate a discussion around livable wages that sets struggling small business proprietors against their desperate employees--completely ignoring the center of economic and political power: the ultra-rich who maintain their chokehold through the finance and banking sectors via access to credit, a more sustainable model of which could actually alleviate this wretched inequality... yeah, that!

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Posted by Alexander Clay Lavin on 05/26/2018 at 5:42 PM

Re: “The Parmelee Post: Gov. Scott: Higher Wages a Slippery Slope to Being Able to Afford to Live in Vermont

@ Roy on.. what about the Democrats.. you don't think they are lining their big pockets??? Sanders who has 5 homes and a condo in DC, he's worth millions, seeing he was paid off, same as Leahy and Welch, hell even the legislators are lining their pockets and don't think they aren't, most of them are from out of state and have their own agenda about Vermont. They want to make Vermont into the state they left. Even the Lt Gov. lines his pockets. They could care less about Vermont or us Vermonters who do care. So don't go putting all the blame on the Republicans. "all of his Republican cronies are driven only by two things - hate and greed. Every policy decision he makes is about lining his own pockets and the pockets of his wealthy buddies. " Do you really think the liberal democrats aren't greedy, then you better open up your eyes, they are worse !!!! Sanders is so full of hate, he speeches are full of hate.!!!

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Posted by Donna Boutin on 05/26/2018 at 12:59 PM

Re: “The Parmelee Post: Gov. Scott: Higher Wages a Slippery Slope to Being Able to Afford to Live in Vermont

"Up the minimum wage, the cost of everything goes up. "

Actually, that's not true. Only businesses that use a great deal of low-wage workers would see more than very small price increases. For example: Assume a business with $10 million in sales. The cost of labor is 20% so payroll is $2 million (let's say 52 employees). A quarter of the workers earn between $12 and $16 per hour today. If the wages for the low-wage workers increased by $1.00 per hour per year (the proposal is to phase it in) the added cost equals less than $30,000 in year one (13 x 1.00 x 2080 hours). $30,000 equals 1.5% of payroll but less than one half of one percent of sales. If that 0.3% price increase is the argument against thousands of low-wage workers getting a combined $240 million raise, I'm not persuaded.

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Posted by Doug Hoffer on 05/26/2018 at 6:35 AM

Re: “The Parmelee Post: Gov. Scott: Higher Wages a Slippery Slope to Being Able to Afford to Live in Vermont

Dont let the Grover Norquist wannabe Gov fool you, he couldnt give a damn about struggling Vermonters. Not one bit. He, like all of his Republican cronies are driven only by two things - hate and greed. Every policy decision he makes is about lining his own pockets and the pockets of his wealthy buddies. And dont be fooled into thinking that his objective in not using surplus funds to pay down unfunded pension liability is to help everyday Vermonters on taxes. Hes taken a page out of the Paul Ryan playbook - avoid paying what the state owes to the pension fund so he can use the shortfall to decimate benefits and hopefully break the fund altogether. Phil Scott trys to come across like a nice friendly guy but the truth is, hes just another rotten apple in the festering barrel of ultra right wingers.

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Posted by Roy on 05/25/2018 at 9:38 PM

Re: “The Parmelee Post: Gov. Scott: Higher Wages a Slippery Slope to Being Able to Afford to Live in Vermont

Up the minimum wage, the cost of everything goes up. Vermont used to be an affordable state to live in, not anymore. Especially when you have elites in office, especially a Lt Governor who cheated on his reimbursement
while a State Rep. and wasn't apologizing for his behavior. Kind of makes, you wonder what he's cheating on as Lt Gov now.
Scott says no higher taxes, just like he said "no new gun laws" look what that got us... He'll change his word. They all lie to get voted in. He'll bow to the liberals under the dome like he has done before.

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Posted by Donna Boutin on 05/25/2018 at 5:37 PM

Re: “The Parmelee Post: Gov. Scott: Higher Wages a Slippery Slope to Being Able to Afford to Live in Vermont

"The legislative commissioned Kavet report predicted going to a $15 per hour minimum wage would result in an almost 3,000 per year job loss in Vermont"

The report also said that the wages for the remaining low-wage workers would increase by $240 million. That's affordability. No policy choice of this magnitude is without some pain. But the upside here is very substantial. You can't just pick the data points that serve your viewpoint.

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Posted by Doug Hoffer on 05/25/2018 at 12:04 PM

Re: “The Parmelee Post: Gov. Scott: Higher Wages a Slippery Slope to Being Able to Afford to Live in Vermont

Vermont already has one of the highest minimum wages in the country. On January 1, 2018 it went up 5% to $10.50 / hour and now includes cost of living increases. In comparison in New Hampshire ,with whom we share a long border, the minimum wage is $ 7.50 per hour.
The legislative commissioned Kavet report predicted going to a $15 per hour minimum wage would result in an almost 3,000 per year job loss in Vermont and have an impact on small businesses on which the Vermont economy depends. There is a reason why a good many Independents and Democrats voted against this legislation, which while well intended, would have unintended consequences.

8 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by John Freitag on 05/25/2018 at 6:25 AM

Re: “The Parmelee Post: Vermont Gun Heartbroken to Learn He’s Not Being Taken Away From Owner

It's obvious that comedy is not Bryan Parmalee's forte.

Posted by G Chesterton on 04/24/2018 at 10:20 AM

Re: “The Parmelee Post: Vermont Gun Heartbroken to Learn He’s Not Being Taken Away From Owner

Its sort of funny that seven days is trying to get donations that would keep them afloat at the same time that theyre publishing humorous trash thats going to put off a large potion of their readers. Quality planning, that.

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Posted by Scuba on 04/17/2018 at 1:16 PM

Re: “The Parmelee Post: Vermont Gun Heartbroken to Learn He’s Not Being Taken Away From Owner

Excellent. If anyone complains, maybe you could write a post on all the guns still available to Vermonters. What, you don't have enough because it will take you multiple days? Okay, focus on handguns, or shotguns, or long guns, just one group. No? Okay, maybe pictures then? No, still not enough time to photograph every gun? Could you photograph a gun shop then? Maybe it could be a puzzle and someone can win a prize when they find the difference between the before and after . Ha, trick question, there is no difference! All the guns are still available.

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Posted by A_Trout on 04/16/2018 at 6:00 AM

Re: “The Parmelee Post: Vermont Gun Heartbroken to Learn He’s Not Being Taken Away From Owner

Not even remotely funny. Not in the slightest. A great big F U 2 U.

13 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by kestrel9000 on 04/13/2018 at 1:27 PM

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