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Re: “Walters: The Political Fringes Are Blooming

I am the press secretary for Movement for a People's Party, formerly Draft Bernie. In no way, shape or form are we running or endorsing a candidate for U.S. Senate against Bernie Sanders. Furthermore, we have never nor will we ever entertain any connections with Jasdeep Pannu. My email address and phone number is on our website should anyone wish to contact me: ForAPeople'sParty.org. A little fact-checking goes a long way.

Posted by carol.ehrle@gmail.com on 12/16/2017 at 11:48 PM

Re: “'Rebels' Supporters Win Round in Fight for Vote on Name Change

It's such a sad argument.
In Vermont, the name "Rebels" evokes the Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys rebelling against the Crown. Give them back the name and add the Green Mountain Boys insignia to their uniforms. That makes a clear statement about what kind of rebels we're talking about.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Yosemite Sam on 12/16/2017 at 9:44 PM

Re: “City Council to Delay Final Burlington Telecom Vote

Stop. The. Presses. You're saying that when the Council looked past LOIs from Ting and KBTL that each of them had been working on for months and instead voted for one written on a napkin 5 minutes before they approved it, it turns out there are still a lot more details to iron out!? Shocker of the century.

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by stellaquarta on 12/16/2017 at 5:10 PM

Re: “Judge Overturns Rutland Sex Offender Regulations

we don't need this type of crap in Vermont...once you pay your dues, then you are good to go...we ain't alabama...

Posted by Jeffery Cash Weigand on 12/16/2017 at 2:56 PM

Re: “Walters: Lawmakers Defend Handling of Misconduct Allegation, Pledge Review

The investigation of misconduct should be done outside of the public eye, much the same as anyone else would want their employer to do. The public is TOO quick to condemn someone on an accusation. Let the investigation be made then let the FACTS be known, not the accusation. I don't see anyone, including the people whining about it, that would not want a fair and honest investigation if they were accused.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Ted Miles on 12/16/2017 at 2:52 PM

Re: “City Council to Delay Final Burlington Telecom Vote

What will the next excuse be? The city council and Miro are worthless once again...

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Posted by Gi Grape on 12/16/2017 at 2:15 PM

Re: “'Rebels' Supporters Win Round in Fight for Vote on Name Change

For those that think this is all about the name "Rebel", you are sorely mistaken. This has gone far beyond the changing of a mascot name. What happened in South Burlington was corruption, abuse of power, violation of open meeting laws, and flat out lies told by the administration to the public in front of the school board. (in a public meeting no less). This lawsuit is about the rights of the citizens of South Burlington to have a say in how their tax dollars are spent. The citizens of SB followed every letter of the law when they gathered the names for the petition, and the petition was certified as valid by the City Clerk. The law states that it should have been put to a vote and the School Board decided they are above the law and said "No thank you", because they were afraid of the outcome of that vote. This lawsuit is about holding the School Board and the administration accountable for their actions and to remind them that they work FOR the citizens of South Burlington, not against them. I hope this lawsuit goes to trial and let it be a warning for others in this state, don't bite the hand the feeds you!

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Posted by Rebel with a cause on 12/16/2017 at 2:00 PM

Re: “City Council to Delay Final Burlington Telecom Vote

Photo Finish.

Will the City Counsel, Schurz/ZRF, and Mayor Weinberger make it across the finish line together to meet the December 31 deadline when the city's portion of the net proceeds decreases from 50 to 35 percent?

Watch this space and see.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by BTWatcher on 12/16/2017 at 1:41 PM

Re: “Bitter on Twitter: Vermont Democratic Party Flames GOP

Wow! Call someone a racist and then say "I think someone's feelings were hurt"? Where did Casey go to Troll Academy anyway? So much melting on twitter. This is embarrassing.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Carl Werth on 12/16/2017 at 1:20 PM

Re: “'Rebels' Supporters Win Round in Fight for Vote on Name Change

SB residents constitutional rights have been violated. The SB school board while elected acted in an underhanded manner to push this issue after more than a year of stating something completely opposite. For anyone who has followed this; the timeline of events at the SB school board since the name change announcement was made after the deadline to submit petition to run for school board. This goes beyond retention of a name. There is legitimate corruption and deception. Look at how the library move was handled.

10 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by M214186 on 12/16/2017 at 12:31 PM

Re: “'Rebels' Supporters Win Round in Fight for Vote on Name Change

A short look through the Internet to see what people of color think about names like "rebel" makes it clear that it is associated with oppression, slavery, and white supremecy. Get rid of it.

4 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by Kevin Feal-Staub on 12/16/2017 at 12:00 PM

Re: “City Council to Delay Final Burlington Telecom Vote

"The government NEEDS to run this.......plain and simple! RESIST!"

Oh, yes, the government (i.e. Burlington City Council) has demonstrated on this very issue how good they are at running things. Good grief.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by knowyourassumptions on 12/16/2017 at 11:46 AM

Re: “City Council to Delay Final Burlington Telecom Vote

The government NEEDS to run this.......plain and simple! RESIST!

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Posted by Leopoldo Quintana on 12/16/2017 at 10:31 AM

Re: “Footage Shows Feds Using Ethnic Slur During Traffic Stop

Get to know some of the undocumented workers here in VT before saying nasty things about them. They are our neighbors and, They have a lot to offer to VT society if we would fully embrace them. Instead of criticizing them for not knowing English and not having their car requirements in order, reach out and help them live in a foreign country. Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. They are forced to come here due to very bad policies by our and their governments.

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Posted by Boomers Reaching Out on 12/16/2017 at 6:28 AM

Re: “Bernt Out: Veteran Sanders Aide Calls It a Career

Way to go Phil eh?

Posted by Allan Nicholls on 12/16/2017 at 6:05 AM

Re: “City Council to Delay Final Burlington Telecom Vote

I suppose it's a complicated issue, and the parties on the city's side may not always agree. It's an important document, and I hope they're trying to save what they can from this colossal misstep.

7 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Barbara Alsop on 12/15/2017 at 11:25 PM

Re: “Walters: Lawmakers Defend Handling of Misconduct Allegation, Pledge Review

This is a comment for any legislators reading:

You were elected to represent the people, you are beholden to the people.

Thus: you do not touch the people inappropriately or verbally harass the people.

Finally lest you forget: you are not god, you are an elected official. You must abide my the same laws and morals us all is mortals.

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Posted by june cleaver on 12/15/2017 at 11:20 PM

Re: “'Rebels' Supporters Win Round in Fight for Vote on Name Change

Hey Nate Awrich, pro-tip: Vermont's constitution doesn't allow for the legislative body to preclude citizens from petitioning and instructing their representatives. Here's the cliff notes version. Read it and then go re-read the judge's decision.

Article 20. [Right to assemble, instruct and petition]

That the people have a right to assemble together to consult for their common good--to instruct their Representatives--and to apply to the Legislature for redress of grievances, by address, petition or remonstrance.

25 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by GreenMtnBoy on 12/15/2017 at 10:47 PM

Re: “'Rebels' Supporters Win Round in Fight for Vote on Name Change

Hey GreenMtnBoy - protip: the school board is elected.

11 likes, 20 dislikes
Posted by Nate Awrich on 12/15/2017 at 10:41 PM

Re: “'Rebels' Supporters Win Round in Fight for Vote on Name Change

Proud of these Rebels and the Rebel Alliance for standing up for South Burlington voters. Regardless of what you think of the Rebel name, the School Board had absolutely no right to attempt to silence the electorate by refusing to allow them to vote on this issue. The judge made it quite clear that this would be a violation of Vermont's constitution.

If you think that your cause is so righteous that it outweighs the people's democratic rights to decide what is best for their community, then you should consider living in Venezuela rather than the U.S.

33 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by GreenMtnBoy on 12/15/2017 at 10:30 PM

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