Dennis Shanley | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice

Dennis Shanley 
Member since Nov 5, 2014


Recent Comments

Re: “Walters: Corporate Contributions Ban Has a Tough Day

It's all pretty simple. Limit political donations to registered Vermont voters and set a contribution limit per registered voter. If Vermont did that it would have the cleanest, most honest and fair statewide voting system in the country. Unfortunately, few, if any, politicians would have the courage to support such a simple and straight-forward concept.

14 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Dennis Shanley on 04/22/2018 at 3:09 AM

Re: “Walters: Scott Proposes One-Time Money to Patch Education Fund

Scott's budget fantasies seem to come increasingly out of Trumpian economics. "Don't worry, Everything will be good someday, just trust me"!

6 likes, 20 dislikes
Posted by Dennis Shanley on 04/20/2018 at 5:25 AM

Re: “Walters: Hallquist Readies Democratic Run for Governor of Vermont

Having seen the transformation at VEC and how you managed it I can only say that Vermont would be extremely fortunate to have you as it's Governor, Christine.

20 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by Dennis Shanley on 01/30/2018 at 9:50 PM

Re: “Scott Met With Private Prison Lobbyists Prior to Pitching Plan

Vermont State Government has, traditionally, been among the most straightforward and honest in the United States but that does not exempt us from being ever vigilant about corruption from creeping in, or from forever being on guard against evil and self-interested organizations putting their wants ahead of the needs of the Vermont People. This prison plan stinks of corruption. If we build it we must fill it, and why is Vermont considering also building 175 cells for the Feds? Possibly the most Anti-Vermont policy ever floated by any administration in our history.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Dennis Shanley on 01/30/2018 at 12:18 AM

Re: “Media Note: Top Free Press Editor Sparks Outrage on Twitter

Forty years ago we had REAL Vermont Winters. Forty years ago we had a REAL Burlington Free Press that had earned the respect of all Vermonters. I never expected to see -40 again, I was wrong. I never expect to see a BFP I can respect again, not so long as the chain insists on parachuting in right-wing editorial staff that has no respect for the community they purport to "serve". I honestly don"t know anyone who pays any attention to what they say anymore.

35 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by Dennis Shanley on 01/07/2018 at 5:30 AM

Re: “Walters: Top Vermont GOP Official Backs Roy Moore

The Vermont Republican Party used to be defined by principled leaders; Aiken, Stafford, Jeffords. At one time you could hold your head high and proudly call yourself a Republican in Vermont. Please join me in pledging to not vote for ANY Vermont Republican until the party leadership is wrestled from bottom feeders such as Suzanne Butterfield and replaced by a principled and moral leadership team. The Vermont Republican Party will not change until their feet are held to the fire and they feel the consequences of their immoral and irresponsible behavior.

16 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Dennis Shanley on 12/12/2017 at 5:55 PM

Re: “Walters: Condos Exploring Options With 'Sham' Election Commission

Send them a picture of the Women's March to the statehouse from earlier this year and tell tRump's cronies to figure it out themselves with their facial recognition software!

Posted by Dennis Shanley on 07/28/2017 at 2:00 AM

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