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Re: “Senate Panel Refuses New Investigative Powers for Human Rights Commission

Glad no additional powers granted the Human Rights Commission. Recent reports in vtdigger regarding their handling of a claim that Waterbury illegally discriminated against a camper was completely unfounded and threats to bring a lawsuit if they did not settle the matter was abusive. Same kind of abuse appeared in a report involving an inmate and the Department of Corrections with the HRC pushing for a monetary award to the inmate.

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Posted by Bob Orleck on 05/01/2019 at 9:39 PM

Re: “Elephant's Lament: VTGOP Ranks Are Deeply Divided

Deb Billado made a good point and it is the reason I rarely post here. They claim to moderate comments to insure a civil environment but what I see shows just the opposite. They talk of classy but how can that be when they let people post under phony names and spew lies and disrespect? Hard to understand how journalists, who come from such a rich and respected history, could sell out the way it is today. Conservatives, Christians, and Republicans (True Republicans are usually all three) only have one way to get the word out in this evil environment. They live their lives as they speak their words and set examples that someday might turn things around. I'm not holding my breath.

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Posted by Bob Orleck on 04/13/2019 at 6:45 PM

Re: “Elephant's Lament: VTGOP Ranks Are Deeply Divided

To blame Deb Billado, elected in 2017 as statewide party chair, for the decay of the Vermont Republican Party is dishonest and hypocritical. Worthy of blame are those, recognizable as Republicans only by the R after their name, leading the charge to rid the party of truth talking, Deb Billado. Those deserving blame are Phil Scott, Joe Benning and to some degree Don Turner. Scott was a Senator from 2001-2011, Benning in the Senate from 2011 and Turner in the House from 2006.

Republicans lost having their way in the House since 2005 & never got it back. To blame Billado for this waning because she supports a President elected in 2016 is clearly a diversionary tactic to keep blame from where it belongs. The big tent Republican Party has always been inclusive but that shouldnt mean turning the party into liberal-progressive lite because Democrats do liberal better than we do and so we lose. Scott, Benning and Turner entered the tent with a contagious liberal virus that weakened the tent pillars and continued to infect other Republicans. Both Randy Brock and Corey Parent appear infected by the Benning virus. The Democrat Senate just passed PR.5, the proposed abortion constitutional amendment. They praised Benning for his help in their plan to enshrine Vermonts current abortion practice that allows the killing and dismembering of a perfect full-term baby just seconds before delivery and with no restrictions. Thats evil Joe!

Scott, Benning and Turner could have led in those faltering years after 2005 to bring things back but chose instead to make it their purpose to stay in office perpetually, but to do that they had to be willing and did stay under the dining table on a leash, willing to eat only what their liberal/progressive masters dropped to them.

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Posted by Bob Orleck on 04/10/2019 at 5:55 PM

Re: “Walters: GOP Lawmakers Claim 'New Wind Blowing' in Vermont Statehouse

Joe Benning quote from article: "Ten years ago, nobody knew what 'vaping' was. We've seen an explosion of youth using vaping products. That's not a good thing." Youth using pot is a good thing though, right Joe? Pretty hypocritical!

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Posted by Bob Orleck on 01/29/2019 at 4:54 PM

Re: “Burlington Police Will Investigate Claims of Abuse at St. Joseph's Orphanage

Thank you Winnie. It is amazing that those who yell the loudest about the presumption of innocence when there is an obvious criminal who is charged are the same who are willing to crucify those of faith who devoted their lives to making the world a better place and saving the lives of many based on unfounded reports from a half a century ago. Imagine the hurt felt by those wonderful nuns and priests who sacrificed much to do good for so many children.

In Vtdigger there is another article that is so telling about the horrors of politics in this day and time and how many of our elected has lost their way.…

Vermonts Attorney General, TJ Donovan, says he will specifically investigate crimes and abuses that allegedly occurred at St Joseph which has now been closed for some 44 years, matters which were the subject of dozens of lawsuits in the 90s. So, why now?

Without explanation he added: my sense is we will also look at some larger issues involved here. That is suspect since a Vermont State Police reports that, we have received no complaints or requests at this time. Im not a Catholic but see a danger to all people of faith. In this age of non-belief in God, intolerance of religious views is tolerated.

People of faith today are often marginalized and discriminated against. To be horrified and angry about past possible wrongs is ok, but for it to trigger a task force and press conference to announce an investigation of the entire Catholic Church is beyond the pale.

Could it be the AG is motivated by his future US Senate hopes and sees it as opportunity and a safe one at that?

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Posted by Bob Orleck on 09/09/2018 at 9:51 AM

Re: “Conservative Senator Peg Flory to Hang Up Her Spurs

Seems that Seven Days is not adhering to its stated position on moderation when you consider Roy's comments about this fine lady. Roy obviously does not know Peg, one of the finest legislators we have. Their policy does speak to what Peg is, and that is "classy". Thank you for your service Peg. I am happy for you but sad for us.

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Posted by Bob Orleck on 03/27/2018 at 9:49 PM

Re: “Vermont Legalization in Limbo After House Democrats Pull Pot Bill

Senator Sears needs not only listen to the medical people and organizations, the law enforcement community, educational leaders but now also the people who worked hard to send the message to their House members, who heard them, and were going to vote H.170 down. Senator Sears obviously knows more than doctors, police, educators and the people. Don't you get it Dick?

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Posted by Bob Orleck on 03/28/2017 at 9:03 PM

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