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Re: “Stickin' to His Guns? The NRA Helped Elect Bernie Sanders to Congress. Now He's Telling a Different Story.

This is news? Tell us something we dont know... and just about everybody in Vermont (with the exception of the quite young and the oblivious) already knew all of this. My, how the standards of journalism have fallen at Seven Days. Peter Freyne, who fully covered all this at the time, must be spinning in his grave. Shame on you Paula and Pam.

Posted by John Gallagher on 06/27/2019 at 6:48 AM

Re: “Burlington City Council Appoints Three Black Men to Police Commission

Patrick Cashman, check out this swan song from Hughes and Longmore...


https://justiceforallvt.org/2018/07/19/123…

Posted by Ted Cohen on 06/27/2019 at 2:41 AM

Re: “Burlington City Council Appoints Three Black Men to Police Commission

Hmm. The more you scratch the stranger this all smells. Turns out the Christine Longmore, who appears to also claim 222 Riverside Ave Apt 12 as her address, was also previously a police commissioner: https://vtdigger.org/2017/02/07/burlington…

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Posted by Patrick Cashman on 06/26/2019 at 8:33 PM

Re: “Stickin' to His Guns? The NRA Helped Elect Bernie Sanders to Congress. Now He's Telling a Different Story.

Sorry, but this is not about a politician changing his beliefs about guns over time. Its about a ruthless bastard who was so desperate to obtain and hold power that he was willing to side with the gun nuts, with the assault rifle nuts, with the anti-Brady Bill nuts. He was willing to label Smith anti-gun to win an election. He was willing to oppose assault rifle ban bills to achieve and hold on to power. Smith did the right thing: after yet another gun tragedy, he had the guts to publicly say that he could no longer oppose an assault weapon ban. What did Bernie do? He said, *Elect me and Ill oppose the ban!*

The disgusting episode in 1990 is not about who Bernie was but about who Bernie IS and has always been: a power hungry opportunist for whom principles always cede to expediency:

*I*ll sell my soul to the NRA.*

*I hate the Democrats and I*ve never actually been a Democrat, but to get to the White House I*ll run under their banner, and when I dont win their nomination Ill be a sore loser and diss their candidate and help Trump become President.*

*I*m a socialist and I hate millionaires but when I have the opportunity to make millions and own three houses, Ill take the money and say, *Let Them Write Books!**

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Posted by knowyourassumptions on 06/26/2019 at 8:12 PM

Re: “Stickin' to His Guns? The NRA Helped Elect Bernie Sanders to Congress. Now He's Telling a Different Story.

Bernie has been in DC for decades. What does he have to show for change? Nothing that has been proposed would have changed the out come of any of these shootings. You can't prevent something from happening, you can only react to something that has already happened.

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Posted by Ted miles645 on 06/26/2019 at 7:52 PM

Re: “Stickin' to His Guns? The NRA Helped Elect Bernie Sanders to Congress. Now He's Telling a Different Story.

What? Bernie was inconsistent? Well, that does it. I will no longer support the candidate with the positions I most agree with. This will get Heinz a bunch of clicks and maybe a story in Politico and that'll make everyone in Burlington feel so cool and relevant. What it won't get him is an interview with Bernie.

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Posted by lassy2 on 06/26/2019 at 4:57 PM

Re: “UVM Apologizes for a Eugenics Survey That Ended in 1936

Remember, eugenicists are bad.... except for Margaret Sanger. She's amazing.

So just shut up, misogynist.

Posted by Yep on 06/26/2019 at 4:37 PM

Re: “South Burlington Council Wanted a Say in Burlington Zoning Change

Well, Mr. Assumptions, and Mr. Grownassman, you have a bunch of fans. I'm glad someone agrees with you, as I find your views pretty much opposed to mine. If you had a Coalition, or organized group, I could say something rude about them, but you don't. Let me say: we know what we're talking about. You are certainly welcome to express your opinions.
The more civil you are, the more sense you make and the more I respect your opinions.
I actually got a letter in today's paper! Why don't you give that a shot?

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Posted by Charlie Messing on 06/26/2019 at 4:37 PM

Re: “Stickin' to His Guns? The NRA Helped Elect Bernie Sanders to Congress. Now He's Telling a Different Story.

7Days could have written this article multiple times during his campaign history, but then he wasn't running against Warren, Booker, Buttigeig and Harris.... if only Zupan was ideologically acceptable, African American, female and/or gay. Soooo woke.

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Posted by Yep on 06/26/2019 at 4:32 PM

Re: “Stickin' to His Guns? The NRA Helped Elect Bernie Sanders to Congress. Now He's Telling a Different Story.

"misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows"

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Posted by timwithat on 06/26/2019 at 4:17 PM

Re: “South Burlington Council Wanted a Say in Burlington Zoning Change

Burlington : Eliminates on street parking on a mission to create a bikeable, green city.

Also Burlington : Buys up and razes an entire neighborhood in South Burlington to create a gigantic parking lot for the Airport.

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Posted by timwithat on 06/26/2019 at 4:05 PM

Re: “Champlain College President Makes a Quick Exit

"...in 2013, Champlain reported a net income of $15.2 million. By 2016, that figure had dropped to $5.8 million."

That school is in trouble.

It wouldn't be the first.

Traditional bricks-and-mortar schools are becoming dinosaurs as more of the upcoming generations realize it's much cheaper to get a sheepskin on line.

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Posted by Ted Cohen on 06/26/2019 at 2:55 PM

Re: “Burlington Renames Street to Honor Late Seven Days Photographer Matthew Thorsen

Hi all, just wanted to clear up any misconceptions about Matthew's employment at Seven Days. He became a full-time staff photographer in 2014, and he did have health insurance through Seven Days, as reported on his GoFundMe page last fall: https://www.gofundme.com/matt-and-di

Like all of our permanent, full-time employees, he also had disability and life insurance through Seven Days.

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Posted by Cathy Resmer on 06/26/2019 at 2:26 PM

Re: “Stickin' to His Guns? The NRA Helped Elect Bernie Sanders to Congress. Now He's Telling a Different Story.

Glad to see the Bernie-lovers learn something most of them probably don't even know: he was so desperate for higher office in 1990 that he was willing to say and do anything -- even cozy up to the NRA. Win at any and all costs.

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Posted by knowyourassumptions on 06/26/2019 at 1:44 PM

Re: “Burlington Renames Street to Honor Late Seven Days Photographer Matthew Thorsen

"We should rename a restaurant after Miro. Call it Wine Burger."

Wow. That is so clever. Definitely worth posting for us all to enjoy. Thanks.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by knowyourassumptions on 06/26/2019 at 1:15 PM

Re: “Champ Gets a New Electrified Ride for Lake Monsters Games

Thank you Burl. Elec. and thank Mayor Weinberger!

Posted by BradD on 06/26/2019 at 1:13 PM
Posted by BradD on 06/26/2019 at 1:09 PM

Re: “Burlington City Council Appoints Three Black Men to Police Commission

Is Mr. Hughes a legal voter of Burlington as required by charter for this commission? His May 21 opinion in VTDigger said "Mark Hughes of Montpelier" and the address on his application (222 Riverside Ave, #12, Burlington) appears to also be the residence of Benjamin and Christine Longmore. Who are also principles with Mr. Hughes in New Seasons VT Inc. It is also the mailing address for "Vermont Racial Equity Association Inc" and "Vermont Cannabis Partners Ltd Co", while the "Justice for All Cooperative Inc" has a Marshfield mailing address. Did the clerk check the applicants against the voter checklist?

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Posted by Patrick Cashman on 06/26/2019 at 12:34 PM
Posted by Tate101010 on 06/26/2019 at 11:06 AM

Re: “Burlington City Council Appoints Three Black Men to Police Commission

Knowyourassumptions?
Your letter was all questions? Do you have an opinion on the article itself? The issue itself? Are you harassing people who comment? I hope not?

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Posted by Charlie Messing on 06/26/2019 at 9:50 AM

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