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Re: “Church Street Mural Vandalism Suspect Avoids Criminal Charges

Define "many" Lea

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Posted by Patrick Cashman on 12/14/2018 at 9:25 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: “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 basically "The correctness of my ideas is so inherently self evident that only those who are racist would dare oppose me"?
How about other people have opinions that differ from your own for perfectly valid reasons. Maybe try listening to why that is instead of trying to bully them into compliance by screeching about "racism" or any other "-ism" to get your way.

"It is, I regret to say, equally true that I fear he shall always bear a scar needlessly inflicted by you. If it were in my power to forgive you for your reckless cruelty, I would do so. I like to think I'm a gentle man, but your forgiveness will have to come from someone other than me... You've done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?" - Joseph Welch

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Posted by Patrick Cashman on 12/14/2018 at 9:25 AM

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

Am I the only one surprised guidance counselors are "licensed"? I always thought they were just failed teachers.

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Posted by Patrick Cashman on 12/13/2018 at 8:31 PM

Re: “Madaila Band Member Charged With Defacing Burlington Mural

No points missed here Lea.
"He did it for the Indians"

He didn't do it for the Indians

"He did it for the white folks"

He didn't do it for the white folks

"He did it for some undefined limited subset of people within an undefined geographic radius who may or may not exist"

It sounds like they could all meet for a BBQ and you wouldn't need more than one bag of hot dog buns with a few left over.

Beyond the why, however, let's discuss what he actually did. A while a ago some concerned citizens expressed concerns over the mural. I personally find their concerns silly and unworthy of a thinking adult, but that is just my opinion. This issue went to the city council and it was agreed the mural would be moved in the upcoming years. Again, I think that decision was ridiculous, but it was a community decision. So he, and you, got what you wanted but that wasn't good enough. So this vandal decides that his juvenile outrage is more important than equitable governance and democracy, so he takes it into his own hands to destroy community property. He's the kid who doesn't win at checkers so he flips the board over and pouts. Hopefully he will mature while serving felony time.

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Posted by Patrick Cashman on 12/09/2018 at 2:41 PM

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