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Re: “Vallee Accuses Sanders of Seeking Legal Retribution 'To Make a Point'

and Vallee is not used to playing dirty? Nice to see in the season of Scrooge- YOU ARE STILL ONE OF THE BIGGEST.

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Posted by Sean Moran 1 on 12/14/2018 at 7:31 PM

Re: “Church Street Mural Vandalism Suspect Avoids Criminal Charges

Why would anyone be surprised as this non-punishment comes from the very same Ms. George who thinks coddling drug addicts by providing them with safe injection sites is a way to combat the opoid epidemic? In the case of Maier, she is simply rewarding criminal behavior under the guise of bringing the community together and all that warm and fuzzy liberal rhetoric. Yet another glaring example of why I am leaving this (dare I say it here!) GOD forsaken state called Vermont. And I could care less if Trump's whining lawyer who doesn't have a set and now cries "Foul!" paid off Trump's sex partners. I thank GOD every day that Trump's president and not Clinton.

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Posted by saysme on 12/14/2018 at 6:51 PM

Re: “Amid Retail Pressures, Another Vermont General Store Prepares to Close

I hate seeing this! I grew up around them and worked in a few. Sadly what needs to be done is diversity..and when you wait to long its to hard to recover! My heart goes out to the owners and their choice!

Posted by Robin Martin on 12/14/2018 at 6:14 PM

Re: “Vallee Accuses Sanders of Seeking Legal Retribution 'To Make a Point'

Again, I am no supporter of Skip and his practices, but I am interested in what Sanders flunkies will say and what they have on file. Transparency is a double edged sword!!!

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Posted by Robin Martin on 12/14/2018 at 6:10 PM

Re: “Vallee Accuses Sanders of Seeking Legal Retribution 'To Make a Point'

"Sounds like Vallee is taking a page out of the Trump collusion playbook."

No, I'd say an elected official who's on the public payroll and who says "File a lawsuit [against a political rival]just to make a point," is misusing the court system, misusing his office, and misusing the public payroll, i.e., is the one who's taking a page out of the Trump collusion playbook.

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Posted by knowyourassumptions on 12/14/2018 at 5:26 PM

Re: “Church Street Mural Vandalism Suspect Avoids Criminal Charges

"No one is surprised that liberals allow liberals to walk free, when they should be facing the consequences of their actions. We can expect more of the same when self-entitled liberal prosecutors continue to slap these liberal miscreants on the wrist, and in doing so, only enable more of their deplorable behavior."

I agree with you that this self-entitled LEFT wing "activist" should receive more than a slap on the wrist. Do you likewise agree that RIGHT wing criminals should also "face the consequences of their actions"? Like, oh, say, rich guys who pay off women to keep silent about extramarital affairs just before an election?

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Posted by knowyourassumptions on 12/14/2018 at 5:19 PM

Re: “Former Burlington Guidance Counselors Describe 'Toxic' Workplace Under Director

His behavior was hidden and enabled by like minded racists in the principal's office and the superintendent's office. Obeng has been a disaster for the Bumbletown school district and the liberals are apparently clueless about it. Diversity, what a great thing that has been for Bumbletown, NOT.

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Posted by Fred Snide on 12/14/2018 at 4:37 PM

Re: “Vallee Accuses Sanders of Seeking Legal Retribution 'To Make a Point'

While I am by no means a Skip Vallee supporter, and an infrequent Maplefield's consumer, there are many baseless and speculative comments from folks who are apparently, completely ignorant of the benefits of free market capitalism. All in an effort to mindlessly bash someone who has successfully continued the family business. Clearly, liberals lose what little minds they have when someone is successful, when they should be thankful, as that free market capitalism is the means by which they squeeze every last tax dollar out of the working man, to support their liberal squandering.

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Posted by Fred Snide on 12/14/2018 at 4:34 PM

Re: “Church Street Mural Vandalism Suspect Avoids Criminal Charges

No one is surprised that liberals allow liberals to walk free, when they should be facing the consequences of their actions. We can expect more of the same when self-entitled liberal prosecutors continue to slap these liberal miscreants on the wrist, and in doing so, only enable more of their deplorable behavior.

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Posted by Fred Snide on 12/14/2018 at 4:31 PM

Re: “Vallee Accuses Sanders of Seeking Legal Retribution 'To Make a Point'

Vallee has been ripping off the NW Vermont folks with his monopoly of gas stations for years. I would rather walk than buy gas from this guy. He has put up roadblock after roadblock for the planned Costco gas pumps in Colchester and tried to halt that with claims of environmental degradation.
This Millionaire has gone too far, and it would be great to see a total boycott of his gas stations.. I NEVER stop at a Maplefields because I do not want to support this sort of capitalistic exploitation..

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Posted by Bill Gephardt on 12/14/2018 at 3:46 PM

Re: “Church Street Mural Vandalism Suspect Avoids Criminal Charges

I'm with Patrick Cashman. C'mon Maier, pony up, or will you go for your "white privilege"?

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Posted by Walter Moses on 12/14/2018 at 2:55 PM

Re: “Vallee Accuses Sanders of Seeking Legal Retribution 'To Make a Point'

Vallee is just trying to change the subject. Bernie is picking on him. But the profit margins he has enjoyed and the prices Chittenden County drivers have been paying are not consistent with honest competition.

Often those who extol markets and competition find a tilted playing field even more to their liking. It's about time for a class action suit like this one to be challenging the scam. A big refund is in order.

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Posted by Michael Long on 12/14/2018 at 2:29 PM

Re: “Church Street Mural Vandalism Suspect Avoids Criminal Charges

Well that should throw an error in his code. Hes a white guy who believes and rants that racial injustice is everywhere, who got a kid gloves, once-in-a-life-time deal and gets to walk from a felony instead of facing actual punishment. Is he going to protest his own sentence? Or forgo his alleged principles and keep quiet in order to reap the benefit of his own white privilege? C'mon Eric, let's see some solidarity, demand a real punishment.

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Posted by Patrick Cashman on 12/14/2018 at 2:10 PM

Re: “Church Street Mural Vandalism Suspect Avoids Criminal Charges

Well that should throw an error in his code. He's a white guy who believes and rants that racial injustice is everywhere, who got a kid gloves, once-in-a-life-time deal and gets to walk from a felony instead of facing actual punishment. Is he going to protest his own sentence? Or forgo his alleged principles and keep quiet in order to reap the benefit of his own "white privilege"? C'mon Eric, let's see some solidarity, demand an actual punishment.

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Posted by Patrick Cashman on 12/14/2018 at 1:54 PM

Re: “Walters: Baruth to Propose Waiting Period for Gun Purchases

A waiting period would have changed nothing for this young man. This was not an impulse decision he made but something in the works for a while. A person can purchase a fire arm and wait the required period but there is nothing to say that next week they will not make a rash decision again. This does nothing to look at the real problem but is just smoke and mirrors for some politicians to make themselves look good that they are trying something but ignoring the real fix.

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Posted by Ted Miles on 12/14/2018 at 1:34 PM

Re: “Winooski Green Card Holder Faces Deportation for Pot Conviction

He should have applied for citizenship when he had the chance but oh well that's life

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Posted by Gi Grape on 12/14/2018 at 12:03 PM

Re: “Former Burlington Guidance Counselors Describe 'Toxic' Workplace Under Director

Just get rid of him. If the state showed that he has acted improperly then why such a long wait?

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Posted by Gi Grape on 12/14/2018 at 11:56 AM

Re: “Burlington City Councilor Accuses Other Members of Racism

Just because you don't get your way!!!! What bullshit!!!!

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Posted by Edward McGrath on 12/14/2018 at 11:54 AM

Re: “Burlington City Councilor Accuses Other Members of Racism

For Arthur: "I have here in my hand a list of 205 . . . a list of names that were made known to the Secretary of State as being members of the Communist Party and who nevertheless are still working and shaping policy in the State Department. . . . .

He has lighted the spark which is resulting in a moral uprising and will end only when the whole sorry mess of twisted, warped thinkers are swept from the national scene so that we may have a new birth of honesty and decency in government." - Speech of Joseph McCarthy, Wheeling, West Virginia, February 9, 1950

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Posted by Patrick Cashman on 12/14/2018 at 11:44 AM

Re: “Burlington City Councilor Accuses Other Members of Racism

So, white man Kurt Wright, who once said it was "racist" to call the racist war on drugs racist, is now going to pick the appropriate black man to teach black councilor Ali Dieng how to act as a black man on council?

Do the people commenting here who, as the writer Dorothy Parker said "have minds so pure that no idea can penetrate it", also feel that all the #metoo activists are playing the "woman card"?

Haven't Caucasians been playing the "white card" for centuries?

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Posted by Albert Petrarca 1 on 12/14/2018 at 11:01 AM

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