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Re: “Walters: Environmentalists Object to Scott Climate Panel Choice

Part of being an effective advocate is being able to propose practical solutions to real world issues. Thus far, I haven't heard any from Ms. Smith. So, Ms. Smith, if you actually have practical, workable solutions to the problems that you have with seemingly every kind of large scale renewable energy production, I'm all ears.

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Posted by Roy on 08/11/2017 at 3:32 PM

Re: “Winooski Gay Bar Once Known as Mister Sister Has Closed

Craig was his own worst enemy, playing into the drama on Facebook, etc. Even those who supported him in the argument got tired of the drama.

That being said, it was an unfortunate, totally manufactured and petty issue put forth by a group of angry, militant transexuals hopped up on hormones and ginned up outrage who are continually looking for a reason to be offended and play the victim. Well, congratulations to them. They, with the help of the Pride Center, got what they wanted, they closed him down. I'm sure that they must be proud of themselves.

40 likes, 30 dislikes
Posted by Roy on 07/25/2017 at 1:38 PM

Re: “Walters: Scott Taps Greshin as Finance Commissioner

Sigh... Another extreme right wing idealogue to join Jason Gibbs et al. The party of Trump is alive and well in Vermont. State agencies and state employees better hold on to their hats, draconian cuts to follow.

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Posted by Roy on 06/29/2017 at 8:36 PM

Re: “Mister Sister

Dull, dull, dull! Been there a couple of times and the place has been almost empty. The owner has managed to insult and offend many people on both sides of the very public battle that he waged with the Trans community over the name of the place. Too bad, it could have been a good place if it had someone different running the place. Now it's just tired.

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Posted by Roy on 06/28/2017 at 6:04 PM

Re: “Walters: Hoffer Audits Critique State Employee Disciplinary Process

Did Hoffer take a look at the length of time it takes HR to complete investigations? Many investigations go on for a protracted period of time and often employees, many who are later exonerated, are out on administrative leave WITH PAY for months (and its not unheard of for employees to be out for more than a year) before a matter is resolved. This is a huge stress on the employees and an incredible waste of taxpayer dollars. State employees have tried to rectify this during the bargaining process but VTDHR has been totally against building deadlines into the process or accepting any kind of oversight.

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Posted by Roy on 06/26/2017 at 3:36 PM

Re: “Overtime: Vermont Legislature Sets Stage for Veto Battle

"Casey is fond of tying Scott to very conservative governors in other states. At last week's union rally, he brandished a sign that read "Governor Scott ... Walker?""

Seriously? Where exactly were Casey and the Vermont Democratic Party when Mitzi Johnson and Donna Sweaney interfered with the collective bargaining process during the last contract negotiations between VSEA and the State? Johnson and her minions in the legislature wrote an open letter to Gov Shumlin demanding that the administration put a very low cap on wage increases for state employees. Did you hear a peep from Casey or really any democratic legislators? Did anyone try and paint that as union busting (which is what it was) or did Casey accuse Johnson of being Walker-lite?

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Posted by Roy on 05/24/2017 at 1:38 PM

Re: “Scott Vetoes Marijuana Legalization in Vermont

We get the politicians that we deserve. He's open to a compromise? What a load of baloney. Scotts idea of compromise is doing exactly as he dictates. People smoking pot are most likely a lot less to cause harm to themselves or others than the beer swilling rednecks that frequent Thunder Road.

74 likes, 25 dislikes
Posted by Roy on 05/24/2017 at 1:21 PM

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