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Re: “GOP Officials Attack Sen. Ingram Over Drunk Driving Arrest

"Alcoholism is a disease. Drunk driving is not. Ms. Ingram and numerous supporters sound befuddled about the distinction between the two."

Quoting oneself is admittedly indecorous, but it's the best I could come up with on short notice.

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Posted by flipflopfly on 09/12/2018 at 4:59 PM

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

Refraining from hitting on student teachers, botching Presidential Scholar Stanford applications, and intimidating and bullying staff during the first couple weeks of school are certainly laudable, I remain unconvinced, however, that a two-week demonstration of great personal resolve, even if demonstrable, merits the stellar evaluation meted out by Macias' chum, now boss, Noel Green.

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Posted by flipflopfly on 09/12/2018 at 4:05 PM

Re: “The Big Four: The Donors Who Fuel Vermont Conservatism

@ knowyourassumptions: "There is no such word as Plenipotenary"

So true! You've whittled Skipper's lifetime achievement "earnings" highlights down to:

Dark Overlord of a convenience store empire,
Gas price-fixing collusionist, and
"Money-bundling" Bush Ranger.

If forced to choose a favorite, I'm partial to the rather salacious occupation of Money Bundling", as the term invokes a romantic, colonial-era image of sharing a bed with one's lucre and ill-gotten gains, but using a bundling board or sack to avoid sexual intimacy.

3 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by flipflopfly on 09/09/2018 at 12:18 PM

Re: “The Big Four: The Donors Who Fuel Vermont Conservatism

I respect Walter Moses right to publicly express his heartfelt if nave, belief that Mr. Vallee somehow "earns" the money he showers on Conservative political candidates - surrogates for his own failed multiple attempts to purchase election to higher office in Chittenden County.

But please, folks, whether Conservative or Liberal, Progressive, Libertarian or Liberty Union, can we agree to put aside personal biases, keep the fall campaign positive, and refrain from using incendiary and culturally insensitive language that references Skips "earnings".

Im positive that we can commit to civil discourse and find common ground, whether one thinks of Mr. Vallee as the dark overload of a convenience store empire, a gas price-fixing collusionist, a "money-bundling" Bush Ranger, or simply a former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenitpotenary.

9 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by flipflopfly on 09/06/2018 at 12:08 AM

Re: “Vice President Mike Pence Comes to Vermont, Gets the Finger

These days it feels like were all glued to our devices, watching a debauched season-finale cliff-hanger of Evangelical Prophecies Gone Wild on sur-Reality TV! You got your firestorms and conflagrations out west, recent U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the official Capitol of Israel, and Mammon on steroids stomping about the Oval Office and tweeting up a daily shitstorm.

So maybe we can all agree to ease up a tad on the Penster, and let the Vice-Man enjoy a little peaceful Vermont hospitality. We're clearly nearing the End Times, and Lake Hortonia seems like a great place to roll a fattie, kick back in an Adirondack chair, and wait for Armegeddon to take care of the burgeoning Eurasian milfoil problem.

17 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by flipflopfly on 09/01/2018 at 2:24 PM

Re: “To Restart Construction, Burlington Amends CityPlace Agreement

The Wizard of Sinex, coming soon to a theatre near you:

Sinex: "My friends! My foes! My marks! This is positively the finest very large hole in the ground
ever to be shown -- well, eh ... Well, be that as it may, I, your Sinex, per ardua ad alta, am
about to embark upon a hazardous and technically unexplainable journey into the outer
I'm-gettin'- the hell outer here!

To confer, converse, and otherwise hobnob with my brother grifters. And haul my sorry
ass outta here 'fore a hard rain of shyte truly gonna fall.

And I hereby decree that until what time, if any, that I return:

- The Knodell, by virtue of her highly superior brains, shall rule in my stead;
- Assisted by The Wright, by virtue of his magnificent heart;
- And The Deane, by virtue of his abstention.

Obey them as you would me."

Miro: Oh, Sinex - come back! Sinex! Sinex! I bring TIFs! Spot Zoning! Political Conniving! Oh,
Sinex, don't go without me! I'll be right with you, mLord! SINEX!"

del Pozo: "Stop that dog!"

Sinex: "This is a highly irregular procedure! This is absolutely unprecedented! Ruined my exit!"

Miro: "Oh, come back, trustworthy developer! Come back! Don't go without me! Please, come

Sinex: "I can't come back! I don't know how it works! Goodbye, folks!"

20 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by flipflopfly on 08/29/2018 at 12:25 AM

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

And you may ask yourself, "What is that beautiful house?"
And you may ask yourself, "Where does that highway go to?"
And you may ask yourself, "Am I right? Am I wrong?"
And you may tell yourself, "My God! What have I done?"

- David Byrne

6 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by flipflopfly on 06/24/2018 at 1:57 PM

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