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Re: “Citing Bias Complaints, Scott Demands New Judicial Nominees

Why the offense at asking questions and taking a look? We have known facts about the makeup of the courts, there are several ways to make progress on racial and gender equality but holding an institution above examination doesn't seem like one of them. There is no oversight or evaluation of the JNB process. Trust in God but tie up your horses.

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Posted by High Expectations on 05/22/2019 at 7:24 AM

Re: “Senate Committee's Proposal to Fund Clean Water Evaporates

Review on Trip Advisor about Lake Champlain last summer:

"We paddled toward the public beach. Laid on our boards to talk, enjoy the view... started drifting toward shore, only to have beach patrol say the beach was closed due to raw sewage. We were a little freaked out. But didnt let it ruin our day. Just got out of dodge!

The staff were super nice and let us shower when we got back in. But apparently it happens frequently (ewww)."

I wonder how that affects tourism.


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Posted by High Expectations on 05/20/2019 at 7:17 PM

Re: “Citing Bias Complaints, Scott Demands New Judicial Nominees

Did the Board ask gender-biased questions to the female candidate(s)? Was the question asked of all candidates with children? Johnson's characterization of the hypothetical male and female candidate's responses screams implicit bias. Man: collected, woman, emotional.

Implicit bias is in the fabric of being human. Not being willing to examine it, or to hide behind the institution, the secrecy, er, the confidentiality of the process, and a Board who feels above questioning is most concerning.

Maybe the female candidate in question was not otherwise qualified. Maybe Scott is playing a game until a candidate more to his liking is nominated. Maybe not.

The statistics seem clear though. At the current rate, 3 women per quarter century, female Vermonters won't even reach parity in representation on the bench by the end of the century.

Take action on that.

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Posted by High Expectations on 05/08/2019 at 7:50 PM

Re: “WTF: Vermont's Maple Penis Sign? Chocolate Vaginas?

Physiology lesson: the chocolate logo resembles a vulva, the home of the important clitoris, and lovely flower-like entrance to the vagina, the revered and elastic tube that leads to the uterus. Trust me, it matters. You're welcome.

Posted by High Expectations on 02/16/2019 at 7:53 AM

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