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Re: “Walters: Abortion Rights Bill Headed for Floor Vote in the Vermont House

Government, whether state or federal, is not God. Remember the phrase 'do not mess with Mother Nature'. Follow the statement or suffer the consequences for being weak.

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Posted by Peter Rousseau1 on 02/16/2019 at 3:19 PM

Re: “Album Review: Plastique Mammals, 'Northern Sound'

First of all, Chris, thank you for the incredibly kind review. It makes me feel better than I can describe.

Secondly, in defense of the Logger clip!

A major source of inspiration for the EP was a critique I received from an out of town band we played with about a year ago. After our set, a member of the band commented; "You guys just SOUND like you're from up here."

While writing this EP, I was exploring that concept. What does life up here SOUND like? What does it SOUND like to come down the hill on Main Street and see the mountains behind the lake?

The image I wanted to inspire with the Logger clip stems from the accent. I've spent my entire life in Franklin County, and that manner of speech is as familiar to me as Lake Champlain, or mountains in the distance. In building an auditory representation of my home, I could think of no better monument to the simple, dignified, rural-blue-collar side of Vermont.

Considering the mood of the EP that it closes, I agree that the piece can be jarring. It irks you in the same way that stepping outside of Burlington, getting hit in the face with the cow-manure perfume that fills the rest of the state, can do to some. On an EP that works to capture the sublimity of life in Vermont, a peek into what you see when your head drifts into the clouds, the closing sample serves as a reminder of what's back on the ground.

Thanks again for the most flattering review!
--Remi

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Posted by Remi Russin on 02/16/2019 at 10:12 AM

Re: “WTF: Vermont's Maple Penis Sign? Chocolate Vaginas?

Physiology lesson: the chocolate logo resembles a vulva, the home of the important clitoris, and lovely flower-like entrance to the vagina, the revered and elastic tube that leads to the uterus. Trust me, it matters. You're welcome.

Posted by High Expectations on 02/16/2019 at 7:53 AM

Re: “State Revokes Burlington Guidance Director's License

Why no accountability up the line for those that interviewed, vetted, and hired what amounts to sheer incompetence?
Is that not a display of incompetence and the other hand not knowing what is/was going on as well or was a merit hire the last thing they were looking to accomplish?

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Posted by JimM on 02/16/2019 at 7:40 AM

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