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Re: “Walters: Holcombe Considering Run for Governor

Oh dear lord!! Democratic gubernatorial candidates....., the gift that keeps giving.

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Posted by Bob Frazier on 06/15/2019 at 4:17 PM

Re: “Burlington Mayor's Attempt to Diversify Leadership Falls Short

Well, how racially diverse is the Burlington professional obstructionist-anti-everything-just-say-no community? I only see old white people obstructing projects and vandalizing murals -- mostly old white males. Obstructing the Town Center Mall development? Old white males. Defacing public property? Old white males. Obstructing the City Hall Park renovation? Old white males. Obstructing the Southern Connector? Old white males. Filing obstructionist lawsuits? An old white male attorney on behalf of old white male clients. Has the white male leadership of AHANDJOB (Aging Hippies Against All New Development, Jobs, or Business) done ANY national recruiting at all to attract obstructionists of color (OOC) to Burlington? No! I demand that the leadership of AHANDJOB step down and that a full national search for diverse obstructionist leadership be conducted!

And while we're at it, shall we go back and look at Bernie's city hall staff and CEDO leadership to see how many women and people of color the Dear Socialist Leader had? How about his successor, Mayor-for-Life Peter Clavelle? How about Bob Kiss?

Posted by knowyourassumptions on 06/15/2019 at 4:07 PM

Re: “Since Pot's Legalization, Vermonters Have Been Fined for Public Use

And one other thing I forgot to say is it's legal to be nude outside and walking around but it's illegal to smoke harmless pot in public! That's a freaking joke!!!

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Posted by on 06/15/2019 at 3:19 PM

Re: “Walters: Holcombe Considering Run for Governor

@OutHereinBurlington, haha, touche! You could expand that over at TheWinooski humor site.

Unfortunately the F-35 is relevant here because Ms. Holcombe served as Education Secretary under Shumlin, and the basing has all too many real impacts on public schools, as the Winooski School Board and South Burlington School Board have both been grappling with for several years. The impact on public education was among many reasons the US Air Force initially ranked Burlington last for the basing before getting overruled by political higher-ups.

That said, certainly Ms. Holcombe deserves the benefit of the doubt and the opportunity to explain her position on the basing and whether she would seek its cancellation.

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Posted by Chris in S. Burlington on 06/15/2019 at 2:36 PM

Re: “President of Champlain College to Step Down

$551,511 ? Just imagine what he would have earned if he did a half-way decent job .

Posted by Rich ard on 06/15/2019 at 1:39 PM

Re: “The Cannabis Catch-Up: Colorado's Weed Tax Revenue Surpasses $1 Billion

Yep... And it's all about the revenue, isn't it. Not about people's personal liberties to do what the hell they want to without government interference. Not about using the medicine of their choice to actually heal their bodies. Just about the government's ability to harvest us all for cash, like so many cattle in a pen. I know that's the reason I bought my children into the world, to serve as cattle for the government. This is what journalism has descended too.

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Posted by FreedomToThink on 06/15/2019 at 1:33 PM

Re: “Walters: Holcombe Considering Run for Governor

I love that the F-35s can be brought up on ANY topic with relative ease by Vermonters.

Gas prices high? Well, they'll be higher once the F-35s are here using all the gas.

Bears in South Burlington? Yeah, probably driven out of the woods by those loud F-35s!

Baby left in hot car in the Price Chopper parking lot? It probably would have been saved sooner, if anyone could have heard it's screams over the F-35s!

Running out of beds in the state hospitals for mentally unstable people? Well if we weren't spending all this state money housing those F-35s!

God, find a new soap box why don't you?

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Posted by OutHereInBurlington on 06/15/2019 at 12:48 PM

Re: “The Cannabis Catch-Up: Colorado's Weed Tax Revenue Surpasses $1 Billion

Lawmakers are to stupid to wake up!!!

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Posted by on 06/15/2019 at 12:35 PM

Re: “The Cannabis Catch-Up: Colorado's Weed Tax Revenue Surpasses $1 Billion

Vermont should follow in Colorado's footsteps but lawmakers are to stupid and afraid!

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Posted by on 06/15/2019 at 12:30 PM

Re: “Since Pot's Legalization, Vermonters Have Been Fined for Public Use

Some of the Vermont laws are in the ice age such as smoking pot in public. Cops love to write tickets and the more they write the more brownie points they get! People who smoke due to having a medical marijuana card should also be exempt from getting a ticket for smoking in public!

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Posted by on 06/15/2019 at 12:27 PM

Re: “Walters: Holcombe Considering Run for Governor

Youre going to own act 46 Miss Holcombe,

Good luck with that.

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Posted by Forestgimp on 06/15/2019 at 12:16 PM

Re: “During Street Sweeping, Burlington Nearly Towed Bernie Sanders' Car

Great scoop!

Bernie's car was towed!

Once the hooker is latched on, it's a tow - whether the car is transported.

The percentage of cars hooked but not dragged is 1 percent.

Posted by Ted Cohen on 06/15/2019 at 5:55 AM

Re: “Walters: Holcombe Considering Run for Governor

Hmmm, believe Ms. Holcombe was Education Secretary who said City of Burlington could not spend PILOT funds (payment in lieu of taxes) for its public schools because this would supposedly violate the "equality" provisions of Brigham and Act 60? With zero acknowledgment that City of Burlington has entirely different demographics than the rest of Vermont (apart from perhaps similarly situated Winooski)? Vermont Supreme Court's decision in Brigham was intended to provide for more equality and Ms. Holcombe used its equality language in most Orwellian manner to instead further inequality, specifically against arguably the most demographically diverse and highest needs school district in the state. Winooski may be even more so. But let's examine how Ms. Holcombe treated Winooski.

She apparently saw fit to resign from Governor Scott's administration but had no problem serving Democratic Governor Shumlin, in tacit support of his decision to base Lockheed's budget-busting F35 fighter jet smack dab in middle of most densely populated area of Vermont. Including an expanded "not suitable for residential use" zone that encompasses homes of thousands of children, not to mention multiple public schools. Chamberlin Elementary School; entire Winooski School District, K-12; several child-care/pre-schools. Would like to hear from Ms. Holcombe directly on whether she thinks 115-120 decibels twice a day, 4 times a week, is good for these children and families?

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Posted by Chris in S. Burlington on 06/14/2019 at 9:41 PM

Re: “Burlington City Councilor Hired to Lead BTV Ignite

Well, thats 7 really cool and hip uses of the really cool and hip word *lolz* in two short posts by the grammar and punctuation challenged but really, really cool and really, really hip poster Lolzkatz! Thats really so really cool and hip!

I also love the really cool and hip use of *diff* for different and *r* for are!

I feel totally cool-ified and hip-ified after reading his posts!



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Posted by knowyourassumptions on 06/14/2019 at 8:26 PM

Re: “Walters: Holcombe Considering Run for Governor

Great. Lets go to her brief resume for those not paying attention.

1. Begin the implementation of the community destroying Act 46. Check.
2. Quit when it gets hard. Check.
3. Pout and hide when asked about quitting on your fellow Vermonters. Check

Campaign slogan. "When the going gets tough, Holcombe gets going... home."

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Posted by Jimmy on 06/14/2019 at 7:41 PM

Re: “The Cannabis Catch-Up: Colorado's Weed Tax Revenue Surpasses $1 Billion

Wake up Vermont!!

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Posted by Johnnyappleseed37 on 06/14/2019 at 3:44 PM

Re: “Scott Vetoes Gun-Purchase Waiting Period, Signs Abortion Bill

It's also entirely irrelevant. The 2a only recognized a natural, negative right.
The people naturally have the right to defend their lives. The Constitution was from the people, granting the government a limited power.

"THE Conventions of a number of the States having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best insure the beneficent ends of its institution"

Even if the Framers only intended this to cover the militia, it still doesnt overrule your negative right to keep and bear arms. That exists separate from that sentence, which was tacked onto the Constitution by a bunch of worried gun nuts in the late seventeen hundreds.

"No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."

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Posted by doom on 06/14/2019 at 1:18 PM

Re: “Scott Vetoes Gun-Purchase Waiting Period, Signs Abortion Bill

And yet you ignore how the phrase is written.
The prefatory clause is irrelevant to the second half.
The militia is of the citizens.
Against a standing army? Me too!

Well regulated is exactly how I defined it.
The second half, the part that actually matters, states the people. The people's right to keep (not some armory handout) and bear (carry, possess) arms (not just guns) shall not be infringed.
Shall not is pretty clear. Infringed is also an interesting choice of verbage.

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Posted by doom on 06/14/2019 at 12:38 PM

Re: “Walters: Scott Defends His Veto of Gun-Purchase Waiting Period Bill

S 169 would have done nothing to prevent a thing. It was just another gun law to those who prefer to keep taking more and more of our rights from us.

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Posted by Luke Turco on 06/14/2019 at 11:38 AM

Re: “Burlington City Councilor Hired to Lead BTV Ignite

Lolz 2 more uvm dems made accounts yesterday lolz to defend daddy roof lolz cults r cool

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Posted by lolzkatz on 06/14/2019 at 6:38 AM

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