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Re: “Leahy, Sanders Condemn Senate Obamacare Repeal Vote

@Osborne , like the democrats are so perfect..Guess you have been wearing blinder for yrs, especially the last 8 yrs..Our Country have never been so divided because that POS fraud that was in the WH,,It was the democrats that created the so called affordable care act..worse insurance ever..Yes there's so called Republicans that are rhinos, aka democrats..the democrats are the ones who don't care about anyone but themselves..got to line their pockets big time..that's why the swamp blood suckers hate Pres Trump..They are afraid of losing their cushy jobs..These politicians need to realize they are "PUBLIC SERVANTS" to us not the other way around..We the taxpayers are the ones who signs their paychecks..We don't pay them to fly all over the country promoting their "book" or take expensive trip to see the Pope for 5 mins..Democrats need to look into their own back yard before running their mouths..

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Posted by Donna Boutin on 07/26/2017 at 8:08 PM

Re: “Leahy, Sanders Condemn Senate Obamacare Repeal Vote

Trump and 45 Senate Republicans are all for universal health care for Trump and the Senators but they do not give a damn about the millions of Americans that do the dirty work, heavy lifting and attention to detail that keep the entire nations going. Were Trump and other hoarders of the nations wealth and the Republicans they own in government to just go away the nation would not miss them one damn bit aside from the fact that their looting from the lives of masses of Americans would end.

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Posted by Sam Osborne on 07/26/2017 at 7:05 PM

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

Glad to see transphobia alive and well in the comments here. "Hopped up on hormones." Wow. I wonder why trans folks didn't want to go to the bar? It's not like the people supporting it have said hateful and hurtful things like that since the beginning. Oh wait...

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Posted by pastrypirate on 07/26/2017 at 6:17 PM

Re: “Leahy, Sanders Condemn Senate Obamacare Repeal Vote

All congress does is think about themselves and how much of a pay increase they can get!! The ACA saved me but could use some improvement, that's what they should do instead of repealing it .. The republicans are a bunch of old windbags who do nothing for this country and should have been tossed out a long time ago!!

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Posted by kenatwood on 07/26/2017 at 1:24 PM

Re: “License to Ill: Is the Vermont DMV up to the Job?

As the (only) outlet who reported the CBD Oil bust story at the time, a few other details from that specific incident that 7D readers might appreciate as greater context:

- The event itself occurred on June 8, but wasn't included in any DMV press releases or publicized EXCEPT on the DMV's facebook page, a full 12 days later, on June 20.

- Why the delay until June 20 to reveal the news? It was the day before the special session was set to re-convene in Montpelier when legislators were considering the 'marijuana compromise' bill.

- This follows a pattern of Vermont's law enforcement community selectively enforcing cannabis laws in order to influence political discourse...remember the Winooski 'clandestine lab' that shut down the city and resulted in zero charges? Not a coincidence.

- This Vermont DMV incident is presently being considered as larger part of the national lawsuit the Hemp Industries of America is bringing against the DEA.

- The Vermont DMV defended themselves in the comment section of that article by invoking their ability to prosecute federal law (CDL driving licenses) on a federal highway (I89), while the Vermont DMV is a state agency who we don't fund to enforce federal laws (like immigration).

I wouldn't normally post an outside link in the 7D comment section, but since we were the only original news source who covered the initial incident, as well as the follow up with quotes from the Vermont ACLU and tracked down the actual product manufacturer, I'll hope that for the sake of accuracy, 7D moderators will leave this link: http://headyvermont.com/vermont-dmv-public…
- Eli Harrington, Editor & Co-Founder of Heady Vermont

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Posted by Eli on 07/26/2017 at 1:13 PM

Re: “Teen Charged in South Burlington Racist Graffiti Case

@Don Johnson the whole "we're all colored" argument shows that you really have no grasp on what racism and oppression is. Plus, google image searching a black male model and making it your avi to try to lend some validity to your argument is beyond messed up.

Posted by ReneBushey on 07/26/2017 at 10:41 AM

Re: “Leahy, Sanders Condemn Senate Obamacare Repeal Vote

What do you expect from the 2 dumb democrats.. care about the citizens..?? Sanders seems to think by getting rid of obamacare that millions are going to die every yr..his words not mine but the liar deny saying it..but there's a video..obamacare is a joke..Affordable care Act,,.then how come they don't have it..not good enough for them but the citizens of the United States are forced to take it and if you don't you're fined a outrageous amount.. Course these 2 wants the socialist NWO ..Where one person controls the world, your money and your lives..Something when these politicians care more about their pockets instead of the citizens of the United States..Drain the Swamp in DC and in Vermont, especially in Montpelier..

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Posted by Donna Boutin on 07/26/2017 at 10:08 AM

Re: “Leahy, Sanders Condemn Senate Obamacare Repeal Vote

So here's the process from here. The Senate puts out something everybody hates but can get 51 votes with Pence.
Then it goes to Reconciliation where anything good will be stripped out of it.
John McCain made a grand speech. But this sausage factory ain't about to straighten up and fly right.

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Posted by zebnorris on 07/26/2017 at 8:11 AM

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: https://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/soundb…

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Posted by The Oracle on 07/25/2017 at 6:31 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: “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: “Teen Charged in South Burlington Racist Graffiti Case

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

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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: “Fighting the Feds: Vermont Officials Resist Trump Election Commission

Looks like a Judge in DC has oked President Trumps request to collect voter information. Looks like Condos will gave no choice but to comply. The fraud has to stop.

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Posted by citizen on 07/25/2017 at 10:22 AM

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