dolly | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice

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Re: “My Little Cupcake (Essex)

Bring on the butter!
I love eating these tiny little cupcakes and I love fun of all the different flavors! But I find myself wishing every time that they would boost the flavor a little bit. Sometimes there really isn't much flavor difference between one kind or another, unless the topping is significantly different. You can't really taste the butter in the buttercream - it comes off more like supermarket frosting - and I always find myself wanting the chocolate cakes to be more chocolatey, the vanilla more vanillay, the peanut butter to be much much much more peanut buttery. They end up tasting like lightly flavored sugar bombs. Not necessarily a bad thing. That said, I love the idea, they're a lot of fun, and my kids love to eat them. So we will still be customers even without our beloved butter. Food: 3 Ambiance: -1 Service: -1

Posted by lollygagger on 02/10/2011 at 8:36 AM

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Re: “A South Burlington Grad Reflects on Renaming the Rebels

"Batmanglidj said he banned Hines because his remarks, while never profane, generated constant side debates that distracted from the real issues."

These "side debates" were all about whether the Rebel moniker was racist or not, which was absolutely central to the issue at hand. But anyone who mentioned race was banned from the group. So it ended up being an echo chamber for a group of white adults who couldn't handle thoughtful discussions about racism and race in their own community.

I have a tremendous amount of admiration and respect for Isaiah and am excited to see what he does next. And, no No high schooler should have to endure the amount of vitriol and hatred thrown Isaiah's way this year, often by grown adults. We should be ashamed.

54 likes, 25 dislikes
Posted by dolly on 06/28/2017 at 2:56 PM

Re: “A Divided South Burlington Tries to Unite With Two Separate Events

Black Lives Matter doesn't mean "Black lives matter MORE than anyone else's." It means "Black lives matter AS MUCH AS anyone else's." It's not anti-police, it's trying to underscore the cultural bias that many of us hold in this country that views black people as more dangerous, more threatening, and more expendable and results in their death. The movement is trying to correct that bias and save black people's lives.

The terms white fragility, white privilege, white dominance - those phrases are used to describe how racism, as a system, works, and how it hurts all of us, white people included. You can ignore the phrases, you can call them racist, but these things still exist in our culture whether you acknowledge them or not. The hurt and harm they cause is there whether you are willing to look at it or not. It's painful to talk about racism if you are white, and certainly easier to ignore it or pretend it doesn't exist (by calling these terms racist). But how good does ignoring it feel when your friends and neighbors are hurting?

And Ed, don't know where you're getting the "just moved to Vermont" piece of this. Many people involved have lived here their whole lives. Maybe it's because white Vermonters often assume people of color must be from somewhere else?

49 likes, 46 dislikes
Posted by dolly on 04/27/2017 at 8:18 AM

Re: “'Rebels' Yell: Protests Build Over South Burlington's Mascot Change

So much about this story makes me feel ill. That two people who no longer live here are sabotaging a local school budget with devastating consequences. That they really think that the white majority should get a "say" in whether or not something is racist. That the Rebel Alliance group swiftly and decisively blocked anyone who questioned whether racism was behind the allegiance to the Rebel moniker. That Dan Emmons actually said, "you're shitting in the wrong yard" - as if he were talking to a dog - to a high school student and young man of color. That Mr. Hines has taken so much abuse for advocating for this change. Racism is alive, well, and flourishing here in our green mountain state. We should all be ashamed.

46 likes, 30 dislikes
Posted by dolly on 04/19/2017 at 7:48 PM

Re: “South Burlington Man Arraigned in Rebels Stalking Case

This is beyond creepy and ridiculous, that a grown man is harrassing this student AND that so many alumni, many of whom no longer live here, are wreaking such havoc over this decision. I hope the South Burlington residents who have not been voting will step up to the polls next time and vote the budget through - and put an end to the destructiveness of the Rebel Alliance in this community.

53 likes, 33 dislikes
Posted by dolly on 04/14/2017 at 9:02 PM

Re: “About Time? New Overtime Rule Worries Vermont Employers

I wish this talked a little bit more about how so many employers illegally categorize their workers as exempt when they don't pass the test of "administrative, managerial, or professional" and how most of these workers have no idea that this is wrong. I was illegally classified as exempt for about 10-15 years of my career in the nonprofit sector, and my husband is illegally classified now, before this change, AND is required to work overtime. My understanding is that Obama made this rule change to address this common practice. It's not enough just to pay them $47k. The positions also have to pass the other tests.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by dolly on 11/14/2016 at 12:42 PM

Re: “South Burlington School Bans Homework, Urges Kids to Play

I couldn't be more jealous! Come on Burlington, read the research!

18 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by dolly on 09/08/2016 at 2:35 PM

Re: “Over Objections, Burlington School Board Approves Principal Hire

As an SA parent, I am thrilled to welcome Ms. Whitmore-Sells to our school. She's been a beloved administrator at her previous schools, she has a strong background in education, and I can't wait to see what SA will become under her leadership.

19 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by dolly on 06/10/2015 at 9:25 PM

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