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Re: “Council Selects Schurz, ZRF to Buy Burlington Telecom

Wealthy elites kill me. They get all self righteous and they can't even be transparent about their ties to politicians and the money that makes them strong.

14 likes, 34 dislikes
Posted by critikboy on 11/28/2017 at 6:58 PM

Re: “Burlington City Councilors Trade Barbs Over Telecom Talks

@BTVKG... as I wrote in a previous comment, maybe the KBTL votes on the council did not choose political expediency and wanted a "clean" vote either way so as not to sully the decision by cries of an incomplete council vote?... that's a concept the mayor and his Dems might not understand... also... Knodell is being accused of speaking to ZRF after this current round of voting... imo probably to see if this guy could be brought on as a capital resource for the KBTL bid?... but that is just speculation... and I would assume the same conflict of interest with his bid exists... but then he could always quit his job!!!
A general comment: The comments from some of the other supporters of the mayor's preference - the actual regular $$ donors or the ones who do professional internet outreach for his development projects- and especially those who may have future development projects in the pipeline?... your comments I take with a large amount of salt...

17 likes, 30 dislikes
Posted by critikboy on 11/09/2017 at 9:43 AM

Re: “The Brazile Brouhaha: New Book Underscores Strife In Democratic Ranks

Donna Brazile is out for Donna Brazile... she's pointing fingers and stirring controversy to sell books to outraged Berniecrats and Trumpites so that they both can scream "You see!!!"... she provides red meat to the opposition and then tries to say that's not what she meant?!?!... she's trying to position herself to get back in the game in 2018 and 2020... talk about a self serving pol...

5 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by critikboy on 11/09/2017 at 9:30 AM

Re: “Burlington City Councilors Trade Barbs Over Telecom Talks

You know what?... maybe the KBTL votes on the council wanted a full vote of the council because that was the right thing to do... so that any decision on BT would not be sullied by a perception that the vote was somehow unfair... the process has certainly been a shit show and I put that on the mayor and the Dems... it's pretty funny to hear Dems attack Knodell for contacting ZRF... I wonder if Shannon was as angry and disappointed about the the mayor's contact with ZRF over the pulling of their bid?... doubt it... we all know that Joan Shannon is firmly in Miro's pocket so don't tell me that Shannon came up with this new bit of mudslinging on her own... she is for all practical purposes a wing of his PR machine... just like some of the regular commenters I regularly see on these threads... The mayor's handling of the ZRF bid in the first place? Paul's recusal, quitting her job, what will be her eventual rehiring at her previous or another accounting firm once the dust settles?... the optics of that little Dem "junket" to Toronto for votes that were already lined up?... it's made a mockery of the process... transparency?... bs... this mayor and his team are 24/7 political schemers... the ends justify the means...

24 likes, 38 dislikes
Posted by critikboy on 11/09/2017 at 8:57 AM

Re: “Five Burlington City Councilors to Visit Ting Headquarters in Toronto

"Vibes of the company"?!?!?... so if they have a ping pong table in the break room and dogs are allowed to be brought to work, then it's okay if future earnings and profits from the company will stop going out of state forever??...

10 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by critikboy on 10/28/2017 at 8:02 AM

Re: “Former Burlington Bottle Redemption Center to Become Recording Studio

Another compassionate, reactionary comment from Paco DeFrancis... the bottle bill provides extra money for a lot of poor folks, New Americans, etc... we collect cans at work and donate the proceeds to Camp Ta Kum Ta... kids collect and redeem bottles for their cub scout troops, school field trips, etc.... sure... get rid of it!!!... DeFrancis is the mayor's appointee on Burlington's Community Development Block Grant Advisory Board... good to see that he has such a compassionate outlook for all of Burlington's citizens... he should resign his position... or the mayor should be made aware that he is pretty heartless...

2 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by critikboy on 07/21/2017 at 10:23 PM

Re: “Burlington Business Owner Buys Blodgett Oven Property

Weinberger says "I find him to be someone who is fully committed to the community, quite generous with his resources and his time and has made some real contributions to Burlington..."

How generous has Mr Scully been with his resources to the mayor and his various funds promoting development?

What's the over/under on how long before the zoning is changed to accommodate residential housing?

10 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by critikboy on 07/10/2017 at 10:13 PM

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