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Re: “Hole in the Mall: It's a 'Precarious Moment' for Burlington's CityPlace Project

Ms. Grape - At this stage of the game, the CityPlace rectal muscles appear played out and are prolapsed for all to witness. Neither a determined 4-5 finger phalangeal insertion by the developer, nor a temporary cranial obstruction from the most fat-headed municipal grandee, let alone a forked mayoral tongue, will be sufficient to plug the gaping hole downtown.

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Posted by flipflopfly on 11/14/2018 at 10:14 PM

Re: “Vandal Defaces Controversial Burlington Parade Mural

Del Pozo declared that this is not a simple act of vandalism, rather it's a crime perpetrated against white men, and, given the suspicious circumstances, most likely by white men. In this context Del Pozo would be wise to carefully search the mural's overwhelmingly white population for Yorkers in hiding, as their great enmity towards Ethan Allen was an open secret.

This crude street crime has all the classic Yorker earmarks, and the painted perps could have readily slunk eastward from their original panel to hide in plain view outside of their widely accepted historical context.

Personally, Id check the full store frontal Leunigs panel for crafty Yorkers attempting to blend in with the suspiciously large waitstaff. Or mebbe wrangle a VIP pass and head upstairs, where the scofflaws could be casually mingling at the afterparty with Phish and their entourage.

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Posted by flipflopfly on 11/05/2018 at 10:37 PM

Re: “Running Unopposed, State's Attorney Sarah George Campaigns for Reform

"Old white dude" Kurt Wright and honorary placeholder Knodell should spare us their pious admonitions about Ms. George's alleged "weak" stance on public safety and criminal reform, as they will soon be running for political cover as the lawsuits fly when their pal Don Sinex is exposed as a financial grifter, and a legal shit storm breaks and rains down o'er the gaping hole where the Burlington Square Mall once stood.

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Posted by flipflopfly on 10/31/2018 at 11:24 PM

Re: “Running Unopposed, State's Attorney Sarah George Campaigns for Reform

Not only is Ms. George a former four-sport high school athlete and office dumbbell devotee, she is currently, perhaps, the most widely renowned water skier in the Northeast Kingdom.

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Posted by flipflopfly on 10/31/2018 at 10:53 PM

Re: “Arkansas Man Gets Probation for Scamming Developer Don Sinex

I suspect that the employee holiday bonus heist was a particularly cruel twist of fate for Don's son Jonathan one of but four Devonwood employees listed on the company website - who probably wondered: "Papa, why did the mean man from Mena steal everything in Santa's sleigh?

One envisions traumatic childhood memories dredged up from Christmas past at the Sinex estate - of eagerly bounding down a sweeping travertine marble staircase on Christmas morn only to discover a forelorn, empty stocking dangling from a nail, utterly bereft of presents. And a pious admonishment from a stern father that " Santa knows who's been naughty and who's been nice, son. And from a legal standpoint, boy, presents are a discretionary holiday bonus, and most assuredly not an entitlement. In the plus column, Tiny Tim, er .... um .... Jon-Jon, I get to carry the loss forward on the books, and you avoid reportable taxable gains for the current fiscal year.

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Posted by flipflopfly on 10/23/2018 at 12:12 PM

Re: “Arkansas Man Gets Probation for Scamming Developer Don Sinex

Matt Thorsens poignant photo that accompanies the article perfectly captures the raw emotion of a visually "very upset" real estate titan who's been taken to the cleaners by some dude searchin' for rural romance on an Arkansas online dating website.

Sinex shares the deep anguish that any one of us would feel when apprised that a crafty conman from Mena - some low-down Arkansas polecat who apparently emptied the formerly flush Devonwood piggy-bank of its last $29,348, thereby making off with Every Penny of the money earmarked for the worker's hard-earned Christmas bonus money - would escape the hangman's noose.

In arguing for a Tough Sentence that includes Hard Time in the Big House, Don Sinex displayed the steely resolve of "Tough Hombres everywhere - he clearly wasnt taken in by casual "Ah shucks, good ole boy" carriage of this" wily southern grifter.

Recall that Mena, Arkansas was the hub for CIA-funded flights running drugs and guns to and from Central America in the 80s, which came to light when the Iran-Contra scandal broke. Make no mistake - Thats no Jed Clampett casually posing for photos at the courthouse. No Cousin Roscoe. No Sir, that looks to be some serious deep-cover hillbilly tradecraft, and while Don sadly had no assets left to cover his employees' hard-earned holiday bonuses, hes obviously not buying the whole "He's not himself a sofisticated person" charade portrayed by the defense. Not for $29,348 of stolen Christmas bonus money, he ain't.

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Posted by flipflopfly on 10/22/2018 at 10:07 PM

Re: “Official Recommends Revoking Burlington Guidance Director's License

If Guidance Director Macias professional license is revoked, it's not out of the realm of possibility that Principal Green's "Stellar Evaluation" of Macias, issued when the first six charges were filed, is downgraded to something a tad more circumspect.

Perhaps simply "Mario's doing a heckuva job"!

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Posted by flipflopfly on 10/04/2018 at 7:24 PM

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