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Re: “How Electrifying? A Closer Look at Hallquist's Record as the CEO of Vermont Electric Coop

I await 7days investigative examination of Phil Scott something that appropriates the level of scrutiny that this piece attempts
I dare you 7 days to pull out the stops and examine Scott
I bet you never will. The wealthy women who own this paper would be too afraid to hit him as hard as you tried to hit CH here. Youd never do it. You might pay a price. I bet you think there is no way CH wins so who cares if we hit her hard. Hitting a sitting Governor is another story.
If you ever grow a pair of balls 7 days here are some questions to start with:
What exactly is his relationship with the company he used to own and which pays him 70K a year? Examine phone records, tax filings etc. Talk to the folks who have awarded the contracts. Also, Please examine his educational background to the extent that you did CH's here. As I understand it PS has a degree in shop education - he trained to be a shop teacher. But a few weeks ago 7 days said he has a degree in technical education sounds a lot more interesting that shop ed. Why the change? Where did the technical education degree language start getting used?
I am looking forward to Phil Scott getting as thorough an examination as CH got here.

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Posted by tapplinx on 10/30/2018 at 1:48 PM

Re: “Backseat Driver? In Gov. Phil Scott's Administration, Chief of Staff Jason Gibbs Takes the Wheel

Favorite line: The 60-year-old Barre native studied technical education at the University of Vermont
Thats rich. where did you get that, Paul? His official bio?
Here is the translation:
He has a degree in Shop Ed.
Say this to yourself: we have a governor who has a degree in shop ed.
This informs the narrative in this piece that governor aw, shucks is majorly stupid and way above his level of competence.
So he hires a mean, GOP prick to be his pitbull. We have our own Stephen Miller right here in Vermont. (notice in both cases the pitbull is uglier than the principal) Too bad the dems once again ceded the field and are allowing the GOP to have the governors seat in one of the bluest states in the country.
Another Dem failure. Where is the Vt progressive leader?
Dems have no balls or stomach for a fight. Scott could have gone done this year but wont.

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Posted by tapplinx on 10/23/2018 at 4:31 PM

Re: “Arkansas Man Gets Probation for Scamming Developer Don Sinex

Need anymore proof that DS is a heartless, cheap, mean, prick?
Furious hes out some $ this multimillionaire takes it out on a hapless shmuck and his employees.
Imagine the scene in the office the day he figured this out.
So glad mr. mayor-developer-in-chief hopped into bed with him and gave him whatever he wanted for his out of scale behemoth mall makeover.

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Posted by tapplinx on 10/23/2018 at 4:22 PM

Re: “Burlington School District Places Embattled Counselor on Leave

Q: is the leave paid or unpaid ?
please revise to report this - it's an important part of the story

if it's paid it's a slap in the face to the community
it says that you can screw up, do your job so badly the state files charges against you
you can falsify a student's transcript -
and get a paid leave
how charming - essentially an extended vacation
and likely a nice exit package and letter of recommendation if we do fire you

18 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by tapplinx on 09/14/2018 at 10:42 PM

Re: “Investigator: 'Unprofessional' Burlington High School Guidance Director Faked Transcript

Id be interested to know how long hes been in this job and where he came from. Were there problems before at other jobs? Also, interested to know how much he makes. Please explain what happens if he loses. Can he keep this job without a license? Is he entitled to it back after the suspension? It would seem to me that doctoring a transcript is a fireable offense (and also maybe a crime). Student 1 is walking around as a BHS graduate but hasnt really done enough to earn that?! That is a big deal. Why is this guy still employed? And, yes, please find out why this principal supports him. (btw, the principal should catch heat for censoring the student paper - that action shows really poor judgement )

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Posted by tapplinx on 09/12/2018 at 6:01 PM

Re: “Burlington Fishing Pier to Close During Marina Construction

Another in a long line of neo-con mayor-developer give-aways to the rich at the expense of everyone who aint.
What do we have here? likely the nicest waterfront spot gone and it will never be the same when it reopens what with the massive out of scale privately owned marina next door

Who wins? once again a private developer who is making money on the Burlington waterfront
I remember when 7 days wrote about this marina a few years ago a lazy piece that didnt mention the terms of the deal.

7 days tell us who this developer is what are his political contributions, what are the terms of his deal? I bet youll never do this the 1% owners of 7 days aren't interested in pissing off MW .
How is it that he can just ask to have this pier closed? what about the people? what were the terms of the deal for public access during construction? do your job 7 days report this. where are the public hearings on the closure? -

File this one with the give-away of the largest parcel of undeveloped land in the city lake front condos for the rich, an out of scale, mall giveaway, a highway on the waterfront, the F35s, a publicly owned utility sold to an out of state private company when it didnt have to be

MWs neo-con reign has changed the city for the worse and this wont be undone during our lives

I remain interested to see if another long-shot spoiler helps split the vote and give him another term when he runs again -

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Posted by tapplinx on 05/28/2018 at 4:56 PM

Re: “Woman on the Rise: Becca Balint's Ascent From Stay-at-Home Mom to Senate Majority Leader

Boring hagiography. Writer could not find one single person to say one single bad word about her? Please. Fail. Next time, do some leg work lazy reporting

reporter hit all her co-workers speaking on the record saying how wonderful she is.

Major miss here: I noticed she seems very focused on women to the exclusion of men if she were a man and behaved like this (all men all the time mindset) your reporter would have noticed this

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Posted by tapplinx on 03/07/2018 at 7:02 PM

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