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Leonard Bast 
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Re: “Vermont's 'Biggest' Pill Dealer Gets Nine-Year Prison Sentence

Here's an idea, Seven Days . . . forgo the slick graphic that glamorizes this scumbag as if he were some kind of bad-boy rock-star, antihero.

10 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Leonard Bast on 05/23/2017 at 3:10 PM

Re: “South Burlington School Budget Voted Down for Second Time

What is South Burlington anyway? A big, tacky suburb with the world's worst mall parked right in the middle. Who cares what their high school mascot is.

23 likes, 24 dislikes
Posted by Leonard Bast on 04/07/2017 at 9:09 AM

Re: “Trump’s Vermont Campaign Director Gets Job in New Admin

It's interesting and shocking to see the actual face of a person who wants to take away my health insurance. Disgusting.

29 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by Leonard Bast on 03/11/2017 at 6:58 AM

Re: “Middlebury Students Shut Down Lecture by Charles Murray

I completely disagree with Murray and his message, but the way to counter ideas with which you disagree is not to prevent them from being spoken. The way to counter them is through your own right to speak, with rational argument and evidence. Shutting down people with whom you disagree in order that they not be heard is the stuff of authoritarianism and has no place in a free society, least of all at a place that should be dedicated to the sharing of ideas, even distasteful ones. How much more educational would this have been if Middlebury had set it up as a debate so that some qualified person could have shown how and why Murray was wrong, rather than protesters chanting and shutting down free speech. Being educated means being willing to expose yourself to ideas with which you disagree and being able to show through rational discourse that they are wrong.

49 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Leonard Bast on 03/03/2017 at 6:21 AM

Re: “Burlington Council Candidate’s Discrimination Charge Disputed

John Franco writes "You want to know what racial discrimination looks like in the 21st Century? This is what it looks like. The stereotypical perceptions of white people saying that the black guy wasn't up for the job"

Or of course, it could be, as the evidence here indicates, that the black guy actually wasn't up for the job.

35 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Leonard Bast on 02/28/2017 at 12:14 PM

Re: “Walters: VT GOPers Seek to Amend US Constitution

Helm, Batchelor, and Strong: three right-wing wack jobs answering to their Koch masters.

11 likes, 16 dislikes
Posted by Leonard Bast on 01/23/2017 at 2:29 PM

Re: “St. Mike’s Grad Designs Inaugural Outfits for Ivanka Trump’s Kids

Oh well, it's to be expected. I supposed even Hitler commissioned dressmakers to supply Eva Braun.

5 likes, 19 dislikes
Posted by Leonard Bast on 01/21/2017 at 4:21 PM

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