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Re: “Kat Wright to Host Live Album Recording Event

I miss Amy Winehouse.

Posted by The Oracle on 08/15/2018 at 8:25 AM

Re: “Police: Essex Man Used Racial Slurs, Waved Pistol at Store Clerk

@ scuba - 6 years is plenty for a man to learn right from wrong, if he at all has the capacity to. If he doesn't have that capacity, then attention to his mental health is first and foremost (with whatever restraints accompany that, because, yes, he needs to be restrained for some time). 6 years for a 23 year old is too much, not because he is 23, but because and only after all else (this event) is taken into account. Sheldon threw a water bottle at me once in Earth Science class; little did I know that 8 years later it'd be a gun. (I know you don't care for his actions in high school; the last comment is just for the sake of general comparison)

Posted by dollylama on 08/15/2018 at 8:12 AM

Re: “Becoming Christine: Transgender CEO Hallquist Prepares to Go to Work As a Woman

Needed to re-read this story after Ms. Hallquist's victory in the Democratic primary. In yesterday's news, there was a story about an 11-year-old transgender girl in Oklahoma whose mother had to get a restraining order to protect her from parents at the chid's school threatening violent harm. I wonder if people in Oklahoma will become aware of Ms. Hallquist and yesterday's election. I'm hoping the young transgender girl and her mother will learn of this story and draw encouragement from it.

Posted by lassy2 on 08/15/2018 at 7:51 AM

Re: “Police: Essex Man Used Racial Slurs, Waved Pistol at Store Clerk

Maybe, just maybe, if you have a burning need to show up at a public rally toting a AR in a tactical vest, you might just have personality disorder which should preclude you from owning a gun.

GOVt are their own worst enemy.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Martin on 08/15/2018 at 7:48 AM

Re: “Police: Essex Man Used Racial Slurs, Waved Pistol at Store Clerk

Perfectly said, Scuba.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by A_Trout on 08/15/2018 at 7:34 AM

Re: “A Predictable Outcome: Scott and Hallquist Win Their Primaries

Many Congratulations to Christine Hallquist, Cameron Russell & Staff!!!!!

I can't speak for everyone in the NEK, however, I do know that people who live here and in other rural areas as well, sometimes feel as though we are forgotten about in Montpelier due to the demographics. All the more reasons why fiber optic is needed to further advance & grow the economy, there is hope.

In my book it means alot when someone who is running for Governor, takes the time to visit and meet the people in the communities and listens to the residents and their concerns. I value your leadership skills, business knowledge and look forward to November.

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by genesis_44 on 08/15/2018 at 7:15 AM

Re: “Police: Essex Man Used Racial Slurs, Waved Pistol at Store Clerk

Hes really a nice guy. Or at least he was before insert horrifying future event here.
Ive had a fucked up life. Ive never waved a gun in anyones face and called them racial slurs before so fuck off with that bullshit.
Racist assholes are racist assholes.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Emily Rosamond on 08/15/2018 at 7:15 AM

Re: “Christine Hallquist, First Transgender Nominee for Governor, to Face Phil Scott

More of the same, the F-35 fighter jet Democrats continuing to do their thing. When asked by the Burlington Free Press, Hallquist pledged to support the F-35 basing and everything that entails, including the destruction of health and home values for the most vulnerable Vermonters. Regardless of negative impact on Winooski and South Burlington's working poor, the elderly, immigrant refugees, etc. This is the "justice" Hallquist believes in and, to use Hallquist's words, the "economic programs" Hallquist supports, "especially [for] people on the lower end of the economic spectrum." Military Keynesianism uber alles. The Democrats again lining up behind a candidate who is OK with people being forced out of their homes for pennies on the dollar (including from Bill Niquette's award-winning, energy efficient and affordable Kirby Cottage homes). A gubernatorial candidate whose F35 stance is to "support the Congressional delegation" and their newly expanded "not suitable for residential use" zone. To support the shady backroom deal & strange pressure exerted to change the Air Force's own rating system and objective basing criterion, as exposed by Bryan Bender, Boston Globe's national security correspondent.

Whatever Hallquist and the Democrats have to say about "justice," it is only a distraction from their complete fusion with the military-industrialists. Voted for Obama twice based on the 2008 campaign rhetoric, and he sadly ended his two terms with the shameful distinction of longest wartime president in US history, having continued the neo-con wars in Afghanistan and Iraq his entire 8 years (and doubled and tripled down on the intervention-first, regime change nonsense in Syria and Libya).

Thank you to the other 3 primary candidates, who, combined, earned more votes than Hallquist, and showed real courage and integrity in standing on principle and breaking with the Lockheed-Martin Establishment Democrats/"Progressives," i.e., Leahy, Bernie, Shumlin, Shap Smith, et al.

1 like, 4 dislikes
Posted by Chris in S. Burlington on 08/15/2018 at 12:12 AM

Re: “Police: Essex Man Used Racial Slurs, Waved Pistol at Store Clerk

Sorry, Copper. I don't care what he did in high school...if he pulled a loaded gun and stuck it in another person's face, he deserves to be in jail for a very long time Frankly, 6 years probably isn't enough.

Those of us that own firearms and use them in a responsible manner need to be at the forefront of pushing for stiffer penalties for those abusing other's rights because they can't act responsibly. I want to continue to be able to own a rifle for hunting season, and d-bags like this are the ones threatening that right, not lawmakers pushing for gun control measures in response to morons like Sheldon. We should be pushing the state to throw the book at this guy.

40 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Scuba on 08/14/2018 at 5:55 PM

Re: “Police: Essex Man Used Racial Slurs, Waved Pistol at Store Clerk

Id like to point out Sheldon has or had anger/short temper since the 1st grade. He was always a good kid and a little crazy at times. I played on his baseball team and saw him in school all the way through high school. He had a para educator in elementary school, never knew why but Ive always found him nice at school but with a short temper. I dont have a side on this because there is always two stories to what happened. Take Sheldons guns away but dont lock him up like really? 6 years? Hes 23 and I believe this is his first crime. Not saying what he did was right by any means because it was wrong. Im a assault rifle owner and it took 30 minutes to buy a gun. Mentally unstable people shouldnt posses firearms plain and simple. There should be a law passed stating you need a Hunters Saftey course or Weopons course to own a gun. Ive got my hunting license and had since I was 12. I was in the same hunter Saftey course as Sheldon. All it takes is a split second to set someone off. Its the 21st century, everyones got blood flowing through their veins. Havent seen him in a few years but people change. At the same time sending a young 23 year old to prison is very young and the stats show the ex cons usually end back up in prison not on the streets.

7 likes, 22 dislikes
Posted by copperkid257 on 08/14/2018 at 5:44 PM

Re: “Police: Essex Man Used Racial Slurs, Waved Pistol at Store Clerk

Another clever Fox News /Alex Jones feller "Makin' 'Murica Great again" . . . almost.

13 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by NorthOldEnder on 08/14/2018 at 5:41 PM

Re: “Police: Essex Man Used Racial Slurs, Waved Pistol at Store Clerk

This a-hole ought to lose the right to own a gun permanently because of this incident, but the NRA won't be having it

22 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Scuba on 08/14/2018 at 5:32 PM

Re: “Labor Relations Board Dismisses Former UVM Prof John Summa's Grievance

Hey, Karl, it's UVM not "UVT."

Posted by knowyourassumptions on 08/14/2018 at 5:28 PM

Re: “Turner Confirms He's Running for Lieutenant Governor

"Is Vice Governor Zuckerburg running as a Democrat or as a Progressive? Is he also running on the Moonbat ticket?"

He is not listed on the Prog ballot. He's only running on the Democratic ballot. Even though he's a Prog, not a Democrat.

Posted by knowyourassumptions on 08/14/2018 at 5:25 PM

Re: “Police: Essex Man Used Racial Slurs, Waved Pistol at Store Clerk

In April, he was a good guy with a gun. Today, he's an alleged racist bad guy with the same gun. Did none of his buddies at those rallies see this coming?

30 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by A_Trout on 08/14/2018 at 3:56 PM

Re: “Obituary: Stella Sławin Penzer, 1921-2018

Encourage your children to study history. If they do, they will see that almost all the wars ever fought have created suffering for both losers and winners and that many of of those wars have been prolific in spawning additional wars. People can learn enough to know when their lives are at stake. That is so often what they are told and so rarely the truth.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Peter Grudin on 08/14/2018 at 3:38 PM

Re: “Labor Relations Board Dismisses Former UVM Prof John Summa's Grievance

Disgraceful. Summa was dismissed because he refused to teach the standard "Samuelsonian" bourgeois economics claptrap, which is one of the greatest examples of social science prostitution in the service of the main paradigm, capitalism. All the justifications advanced by his accusers are mere window-dressing to cover up a decision that has no basis in the principles of a true university education. Marxian economics is actually more complete than Neoclassical, since it embodies both to present a coherent critique of economic organization and its effects on society. UVT has lost a brilliant man committed to truth and real science instead of glorified propaganda and system-upholding superstitions.

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by greanville1 on 08/14/2018 at 3:16 PM

Re: “It's Vermont Primary Day! Do You Know Who You're Voting For?

I voted via absentee ballot but it was depressing for both parties with the candidates running for office. Just the same ol' same ol'

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by ConcernedVter on 08/14/2018 at 8:35 AM

Re: “Turner Confirms He's Running for Lieutenant Governor

Is Vice Governor Zuckerburg running as a Democrat or as a Progressive? Is he also running on the Moonbat ticket?

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Dinny Adamson on 08/13/2018 at 7:20 PM

Re: “Climate Redaction: Report’s Slow Roll Sparks Skepticism

"I attended one meeting as requested, there was no name tag for me or the other co-chair waiting at the front desk like there was for the commissioners, sat in the uncomfortable bleacher seats, wasn't introduced except near the end in passing, it was pretty insulting."

This is an article on a climate change report. It is not an article about Annette Smith. Why does Ms. Smith deem it important to let us know that she attended a meeting and wasn't recognized for the very important person that she is?

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by knowyourassumptions on 08/13/2018 at 6:58 PM

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