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Re: “Dr. Dog, Yellerkin

Scott McMicken of Dr. Dog on his favorite places to play. He mentioned Stubbs and "Higher Game"... "Oh, there’s this place, The Higher Game in Burlington, Vermont, oddly enough. It’s just this really cool venue. It’s pretty simple. They have two rooms. One room can hold maybe 500 people and then the other room can hold maybe about 1,000 or so. It’s kinda in a parking lot next to a Burger King. It’s nothing really that special architecturally or anything but maybe it’s more to do with the people that work there and the general kind of way in which music is received in Burlington – really unpretentious and really open-minded and it always feels great to play there, mostly I think on account of the people that live there. And among the people that live there, the ones that work at the club are super nice."…

Posted by Egmatic on 01/14/2015 at 1:31 PM

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Re: “The Thin Red, White and Blue Line: Vermonter Wins Prize Of Arguable Merit

We knew Chioffi was a despicable human being before the in-depth story. But, wow. This is deeply-ingrained ignorance born of irrational (patriotic) fear, not just racism. It's the 38 whose distorted, bigoted collective mind will not be changed.

26 likes, 26 dislikes
Posted by Egmatic on 11/01/2017 at 11:03 AM

Re: “Walters: Bennington Banner Faces Backlash Over Las Vegas Massacre Cartoon

Enos should be thanked. A little "offense" may just be what's needed to jolt people into action. *I'm* offended -- like millions of other citizens -- by lax laws promoted by the despicable NRA that allow individuals to amass military-grade weapons. What happened in Vegas surely will not stay in Vegas. We're all potential targets of paranoid nutcases with stockpiles of semiautomatics, unless background checks (including stockpiling checks) are performed on all purchases, and all multiple-shot firearms registered to licensed owners.

21 likes, 29 dislikes
Posted by Egmatic on 10/05/2017 at 10:21 AM

Re: “Fight in Burlington's City Hall Park Ends in Stabbing

All these incidents happen among the same crew of partied-until-they're-homeless guys who refuse to follow the rules that would allow them into treatment and/or shelter. No one is safe on Church & Main, and our businesses suffer from the blocked sidewalks, gauntlet of drunken panhandlers, and their litter, puke, and cigarette butts on our stoops. I personally have witnessed several people accosted for not giving change, and I personally have been physically assaulted twice while trying to get out of my place of employment. We need a no panhandling law in Burlington.I support solutions for homelessness, but not endangering people or exposing tourists and children to this kind of degradation and political correctness gone wrong. The mayor watches it all from his window and does nothing.

45 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Egmatic on 08/10/2017 at 2:41 PM

Re: “Fight in Burlington's City Hall Park Ends in Stabbing

Meanwhile, the mayor was posing for pics with telecom bigwigs a block away. At least he's got his priorities right, huh? Oh, wait, that was the *next* bloody fight at Church & Main, the *next* day. The businesses along the Main St. block from Church to S. Winooski is, in fact, dangerous for all people, not just other partied-until-they're-homeless derelicts.

23 likes, 17 dislikes
Posted by Egmatic on 08/10/2017 at 11:16 AM

Re: “Hop Jam Canceled Due to Slow Ticket Sales

Ticket sales to every kind of festival are sluggish. And there are too many, packed into a short season. People have lots of options, and they wait to see how the weather will be. Resorts should look at these as ways to book rooms and keep facilities open, not as profit makers.

8 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Egmatic on 07/28/2017 at 9:31 AM

Re: “Vermont Marijuana Legalization Stalls in the House, Fails Again

There *are governments more dysfunctional than the US Govt. Vermont's. Super-super majority of "liberals" and "progressives" can't get shit done.There is a vacuum of leadership in Montpelier.

9 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Egmatic on 06/23/2017 at 11:03 AM

Re: “Governing by Numbers: Is Scott's 'Six-Three-One' Slogan Good Public Policy?

Absurd platitudes and no policy. Vermont's DMV or FIsh & Wildlife employees are the last issues that send people away from Vermont. It's code for "affordability", which in Scott's case means tax cuts for business.

13 likes, 20 dislikes
Posted by Egmatic on 06/07/2017 at 10:15 AM

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