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Re: “Leadercast 2016: Architects of Tomorrow

I've been to Leadercast back when I was living in New York. It is such an amazing experience and I am so excited it's coming to Vermont!

Posted by Brad Schwartz on 04/22/2016 at 11:44 AM

Re: “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo

PRDP has been specially blessed by the director's guru in India. It follows his teachings and will put those watching and aware into a beautiful process. See it over and over. May it come soon to Roxy!

Posted by vtjoy on 11/24/2015 at 5:44 PM

Re: “Cut!

Fantastic thriller! Terrific story, Terrific acting!

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Posted by horrorfan1 on 01/20/2015 at 1:27 AM

Re: “Cambrian Rising: A Massive Project Advances Quietly in the Queen City

Perhaps John Franco, the shyster who got paid off by the Burlington Town center to go away., should jump into the battle against this development . His last " fight" ended with him getting a bag of loot even thought nothing was gained . Maybe he can block this development too for a while . He should definitely be in touch with Mr. Rossman .

Posted by Rich ard on 07/25/2017 at 10:31 PM

Re: “Leahy, Sanders Condemn Senate Obamacare Repeal Vote

Ok folks the response by both of these Senators is proof they are not fit to serve. Today's vote was to debate a new plan not pass a "disastrous" plan. Instead of looking at a chance to work out a plan that is acceptable to both sides all the bald bums can do is go on the attack about how the plan is going to lead to the extinction of mankind. How can a plan that has not been worked out yet kill anyone? This kind of thinking is not good for any American rich or poor, black or white, Democrat or Republican. It's time to take back our freedom by voting incompetent leaders like Leahy and Sanders out.#TIMETOVOTETHEBALDGUYSOUT!!!

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Posted by citizen on 07/25/2017 at 8:38 PM

Re: “Winooski Gay Bar Once Known as Mister Sister Has Closed

It's possible Craig was just trying to see if he could enact a modern, real version of "The Producers"

No one does that many stupid things and WANTS the business to succeed.

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Posted by galaxy56 on 07/25/2017 at 7:21 PM

Re: “Winooski Gay Bar Once Known as Mister Sister Has Closed

The Oracle, if we are going to point fingers, with Craig McGaughan. Literally nothing Craig did helped it stay open.

If anyone is considering opening an LGBT space, might I suggest you learn from Craig's mistakes and:

* DON"T be transphobic
* DON"T name the space a trans slur
* DON'T use your Facebook page to publicly attack individual community members
* DON'T shun the community you are economically dependent on and tell them to f***k off
* DON'T threaten them individually on public forums when they voice opinions you don't like
* DON'T use your business' platform as a bully pullpit
* DON'T ask the same community that you keep offending to not only come to your bar but to DONATE to keep it open - we all know a good business model runs on donations
* DON'T be an a**hole to everyone and anyone you come in contact with for the fun of it

Some of this could be applied more generally than just LGBT spaces. Craig really f***ed up.

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Posted by foolsdrool on 07/25/2017 at 6:59 PM

Re: “Winooski Gay Bar Once Known as Mister Sister Has Closed

Jordan Adams' column about it certainly didn't help it stay open:…

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Posted by The Oracle on 07/25/2017 at 6:31 PM

Re: “The Spot on the Dock Opens in Burlington

The article says that The Spot on the Dock is open 9 AM - 10 PM, but that was not our experience. Tried going there on Saturday for breakfast at about 10 AM. The sign said they would open at 11 AM. Disappointing, as we love breakfast at the original Spot. And no website specific to this branch of the restaurant to give you Dock-only hours . . . .

Posted by DasherVT on 07/25/2017 at 5:59 PM

Re: “Winooski Gay Bar Once Known as Mister Sister Has Closed

Folks fighting against what they believe to be hurtful and unjust will always be perceived as "militant" by those who are not oppressed in the same way or by those who benefit from their oppression. There is no LGBT without the T. If trans folks felt hurt by the name it is no one else's role to tell them that they are not or should not be hurt by it. None of us are free until we are all free. Stop name calling and start supporting trans folks who need it most.

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Posted by embeef2017 on 07/25/2017 at 5:45 PM

Re: “Winooski Gay Bar Once Known as Mister Sister Has Closed

Roy: I agree with you 100%.

That being said, it was an unfortunate, totally manufactured and petty issue put forth by a group of angry, militant transsexuals hopped up on hormones and ginned up outrage who are continually looking for a reason to be offended and play the victim.

It is truly sick to be so self-absorbed and vengeful. Circumstances do not make the person, they expose the person. As someone I once knew used to say about mean-spirited people - thank god I am not him/her.

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Posted by marianne1 on 07/25/2017 at 5:24 PM

Re: “Album Review: Chad Hollister Band, 'Stop the World'

Wow! .... Jordan.....Wow-- I will try to keep this commentary classy because that rule obviously does not apply to your review. I did some due diligence on you. I wanted to make sure I was not judging you on a bad break up, boil lanced kinda day. However, I think you were having a bad day!

I PROMISE not to make this too cumbayaee, rainbowie or cabbage patch cuddly. His splendidly, I mean Splenda, no I mean Truvia like positive flair might be too tough for you to take. I am sure your horror show negative Nellie lyrics would be insightful.

Along with VPR, 2000+ screaming fans at Battery park, Tom Petty, Paul Simon, ZZ Top, Blues Traveler, and his 10 co-creating musicians.. I am a Chad Hollister fan. BTW-historical incredibly successful band analogies are an insult?

It sounds like he may not be your cup of Techno but seriously-- your RUDE! As a critic, is your goal to humiliate yourself. Thanks for the " Its vibrant horn and string arrangements are detailed and compelling. The guitar tones are perfectly calibrated, Hollister's vocals are strong and pristine, and an overall sheen suggests quality craftsmanship in the studio." However your "saccharine Schlock rock and diabetic coma ensuing comments-- REALLY? They pay you for that?

Your mommy issues bleed thru in this review and if you listened past your wax filled earbuds you might hear something that warms your callous soul We all feel the same about him. If you could hear past your Fox News reality show that was your spew, this was a despicable review of a successful local.

Todays tip REWIND & REPEAT! Try this one again! The masses that follow the Burlington born musician Chad Hollister around New England and this country disagree with your very inexperienced ear.

Posted by Deb Glottmann on 07/25/2017 at 4:30 PM

Re: “Teen Charged in South Burlington Racist Graffiti Case

I am "colored" lol - but aren't we all? Besides the point, I am far from poor though, so it seems I can relate 50% of the time.

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Posted by Don Johnson on 07/25/2017 at 3:57 PM

Re: “Movie Review: Witness the Birth of a New Comedy Star in 'The Big Sick'

Rick thanks for being the only white person who gave Kumail a chance. You are the most not-racist person in VT.

Posted by ReneBushey on 07/25/2017 at 3:27 PM

Re: “Teen Charged in South Burlington Racist Graffiti Case

@Don Johnson nice white savior complex dude. Maybe you should let POC speak for themselves.

Posted by ReneBushey on 07/25/2017 at 3:21 PM

Re: “Winooski Gay Bar Once Known as Mister Sister Has Closed

The Pride Center and a few social justice warriors, ever on the look-out for even the slightest hint of offense, got what they wanted. They managed through their never-ending outrage to get our only gay bar in years closed down. I wonder if the so-called "Pride" Center is proud of the good day's work they have done. But remember, this "Pride" Center: I am gay, and you do not speak for me, and I will never again support you in word or donation. Ever.

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Posted by Leonard Bast on 07/25/2017 at 2:47 PM

Re: “Winooski Gay Bar Once Known as Mister Sister Has Closed

EVERYONE in this fiasco is to blame for the closing

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Posted by Sean Moran 1 on 07/25/2017 at 2:43 PM

Re: “Winooski Gay Bar Once Known as Mister Sister Has Closed

Craig was his own worst enemy, playing into the drama on Facebook, etc. Even those who supported him in the argument got tired of the drama.

That being said, it was an unfortunate, totally manufactured and petty issue put forth by a group of angry, militant transexuals hopped up on hormones and ginned up outrage who are continually looking for a reason to be offended and play the victim. Well, congratulations to them. They, with the help of the Pride Center, got what they wanted, they closed him down. I'm sure that they must be proud of themselves.

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Posted by Roy on 07/25/2017 at 1:38 PM

Re: “Monarch & the Milkweed Launches CBD-Laced Sweets Line

Hey Melissa. Competition is good. When a pretentious newcomer gets far more press than a great local couple who have been making amazing desserts in the area for years, that's bad.

Posted by The Oracle on 07/25/2017 at 12:29 PM

Re: “Exclusive: Dwight & Nicole Unveil New Video, 'Wait'

They're one of the best local bands in the area, if not THE best one. Better than some other local bands (that get too much press).

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Posted by The Oracle on 07/25/2017 at 12:25 PM

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