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Pete F 
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Re: “Betrayed: Can Gun-Rights Activists 'Take Back Vermont'?

I think people need to limit their losses. Making Phil Scott lose might be possible but, do you think electing a democrat will gain you anything? I don't see another electable Republican stepping forward.

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Posted by Pete F on 05/17/2018 at 2:43 PM

Re: “Library Board Pushes to Rename Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award

While we are at it, why don't we just ban her books, some others on that list for incorrect thinking could be Mark Twain, etc.
As someone said long ago and I think it applies to lives also:
A book is a mirror: if a fool looks in, do not expect an apostle to look out. Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742-1799)

24 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Pete F on 01/11/2018 at 4:57 PM

Re: “Art Against the (Trump) Machine

Actually I remember the outrage when people were sold whacks at a car that formerly belonged to a Vt state senator on the left side of the aisle. Hmm, maybe someone could ask her how she felt?
I have no problem with any faction burning effigies or some other foolishness, but don't scream foul when it happens to your side.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Pete F on 11/10/2017 at 2:49 PM

Re: “Walters: A Somber Leahy Recounts McCain Health Care Vote

When I hear talk about healthcare in the news it amazes me that all the politicians and the media discuss is our current system.
Every other developed country in the world has some form of universal health care.
No other country spends near as much as we do per capita. Many less than half.
Most have higher birthweights, longer life expectancy.
No person in this country does not need healthcare at some point.
We pay for roads, military spending, lots of government and other things jointly for the benefit of all of us.
Why is this thing we all need not in the same class.

17 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Pete F on 07/31/2017 at 2:27 PM

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

To those who believe there is widespread voter fraud, I would suggest that you volunteer to be a poll worker and see how it actually works. It is a great thing to do if you want to help our democracy.

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Posted by Pete F on 07/06/2017 at 3:59 PM

Re: “House Panel Calls for Recount of Orange County Race

Maybe the legislature would be happier if we left all the voting to them.
I have counted votes in the town I live in for somewheres around 20 years. On my third town clerk. I find it very interesting when people make comments about fraud and miscounted ballots.
The people who have these concerns need to come count votes or work on an election and see how it works. It is an amazing process and I would telll you that the volunteers and town clerks doing the work want it to be done right, not how they feel the election should come out.
They have been counted enough, just move on.

15 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Pete F on 01/26/2017 at 1:10 PM

Re: “Walters: When Is a Vacancy Not a Vacancy?

When I read articles like this I often think we could replace a lot of lawyers with coins.
Both parties put up there best arguments and if neither will concede that the other has a valid point they flip a coin. Easy and simple solution and you get to keep the coin and all the ones the lawyers would have cost.
Of course the other solution is a duel till only one party is standing.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Pete F on 01/03/2017 at 2:06 PM

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