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Re: “Amuse at the Essex Culinary Resort & Spa

Underwhelming food
The food was fine but it wasn't worth the drive or the price. I was expecting something more unique, more like a Kitchen Table or Hen of the Wood dining experience. As it was, the whole place is a little too pretentious for me, and as Le Cirque in NY is one of my favorite restaurants, that is really saying something. Food: 2 Ambiance: 3 Service: 4

Posted by Penelope on 10/01/2013 at 5:06 PM

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Re: “Commission Discusses a Taxed-and-Regulated Cannabis Market for Vermont

It would be tragic if Vermont continues to bow down to those in law enforcement who happily guzzle liquor, swill down caffeine and sugar, and inhale tobacco, all the while sermonizing about the doom and gloom caused by marijuana. Weed is being legalized across the world because it's healthier and safer than these and many other legalized drugs.

I always thought Vermont was a progressive leader, this is getting more embarrassing as more and more jurisdictions legalize weed. I'm buying legal weed in Canada, Massachusetts, and Maine. They're enjoying the tax dollars I'd rather pay to Vermont. Informed adults know that weed legalization won't unleash all the demons of hell. Sadly when many of Vermont's older legislators were kids they were frightened by the idiotic misinformation spread by republican weed propaganda films. While watching movies where people smoked and drank with impunity.

Please vote willful idiots out of office, our state and country are depending on us. Vote Tuesday, November 6th.

11 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Penelope on 09/11/2018 at 5:15 PM

Re: “Burlington Considers Upgrading Its High School — for $70 Million

I don't understand why parents of elementary school kids have the last word. It's too burdensome for taxpayers to have ten small elementary school buildings. It will slightly inconvenience some parents while removing a huge burden from taxpayers to reduce that number. And then it becomes affordable to build a new high school with the savings. That is fair and sensible, balancing economics and impactful education.

So I guess that means it'll never happen.

18 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Penelope on 08/02/2018 at 10:01 AM

Re: “Vermont AG: It's Illegal for Businesses to 'Gift' Marijuana

Please legislators, Vermont is better than this ridiculous situation in which you have us stuck. Legalize weed and with any luck you'll reduce accidents and deaths caused by people using dangerous tobacco and alcohol products!

29 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Penelope on 07/23/2018 at 1:53 PM

Re: “The Cannabis Catch-Up: What’s the Deal With Gifting?

When legislators are too stupid to make common sense decisions, it's nice to see businesses ride to the rescue. Taxpayers lose, but apparently stupidity rules over legislation in Vermont. Keep smoking those cancer sticks and guzzling grain alcohol, while our legislators figure out how to legalize comparatively harmless weed 50 years too late.

13 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Penelope on 07/21/2018 at 10:02 AM

Re: “Is Anyone Watching Vermont's 6,000-Plus Charitable Organizations?

I know too many people who do too little work and get too much money working at Vermont nonprofits that do little to benefit the public good.

Too many nonprofit CEO's drive luxury cars, have huge retirement accounts, and vacation often. These people are leeches and this Vermont taxpayer would be very happy to pay for better enforcement. Any nonprofit with fewer than 20 employees and a CEO with a salary greater than $150,000/year ought to have their tax-free status immediately revoked.

20 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Penelope on 07/05/2018 at 9:51 AM

Re: “Some of Vermont's Highest-Paid Execs Run Nonprofits

Each "executive" (more appropriately known as taxpayer bloodsucker) on this list ought to be tarred and feathered, their bank accounts seized and given to reputable nonprofits that benefit others.

These people are the worst kind of opportunists, taking advantage of taxpayers and a system where the IRS and public agencies are understaffed. The poisoned fruit of a republican agenda that purposefully encourages greed and corruption among the wealthy.

13 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Penelope on 06/21/2018 at 6:24 PM

Re: “How Vermont’s Nonprofit Sector Became a $6.8 Billion Industry

I wish there was a way to sort out the 'good' nonprofits from the bad. Too many exist mainly to line the pockets of the CEO and his complicit employees. These scammers do little to nothing to advance the public good and exist mainly to line the pockets of the CEO.

Any organization with fewer than 15 employees managed by 3 or 4 executives who earn well into six figures ought to immediately lose its protected status.

17 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Penelope on 06/21/2018 at 11:35 AM

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