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Re: “Lisman Gives Own Campaign for Governor $1.6 Million

I feel sorry for anyone who gives their hard earned money to Lisman. Like giving money to Trump.

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Posted by Rocky Bande on 07/17/2016 at 10:08 PM

Re: “Scott, Lisman Take Off the Gloves at State GOP Convention

Lisman will be Governor of Vermont when pigs fly. He is a caricature of the worst possible candidate for a Vermont Gov. (of course, I actually said that about Shumlin too.)

That same flyer, which I just got in the mail, claims, without attribution, that Vermont has the 49th worst economy in America. Jeez, America is doing a WHOLE lot better than I would have thought if that is the case. But it isn't. Liars and the lying liars who sell lies. Ain internet search revealed the likely source of this claim, an organization called ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, a free market think tank. There are many other such assessments, Vermont comes out pretty well, as high as 4th in an Atlantic analysis.

Single-party power, right or left, is really bad, but Lisman is much worse.

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Posted by Rocky Bande on 05/22/2016 at 8:55 AM

Re: “Letters to the Editor (9/30/15)

6th generation Vermonter Donna Boutin is just as much of a loon as anyone else who mainlines Rush Limbaugh, political insanity does not respect boundaries!

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Posted by Rocky Bande on 10/07/2015 at 11:07 PM

Re: “In Vermont's Primary Elections, Low Turnout and Few Surprises

I cannot stand the gonzo conservative movement of our era, especially at the national level but this single party system in Vermont is a disaster. Shumlin is a disgracefully bad governor and we are just stuck with him, The Cubs will win the world series before another GOP politician becomes anything in Vermont. As little sympathy as I have with the GOP, we are in deep deep doo-doo,. ( I hope I can say doo-doo.)

Since I am posting this I'd like to add that Paul Heintz is a real professional, the exception to the rule of utterly useless Vermont political journalism, he does his job and sticks his nose in where Shumlin does not want it. Too bad its all pretty much in vain. The Vermont Health connect situation is unbelievable and without a political process there is not a thing we can do about it.

I love funky old Vermont and would not be happy anywhere else, but we need a real political process or eventually serious damage is going to occur. Single payer may be that event, the people who designed and those who "run" Vermont Health Connect have proven their limitations. But we will plunge onward.

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Posted by Rocky Bande on 08/31/2014 at 10:55 AM

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