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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.

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Posted by Roy on 05/24/2017 at 1:21 PM

Re: “Land O'Lakes Buys Vermont Creamery: 10 Questions for Allison Hooper

Land O Lakes will make crap product here just like the make elsewhere. For Hooper and Reese to try and sell this as anything else is just dishonest. This is no longer a Vermont product. What a shame. But, business people are business people, their motivation is not noble or altruistic. It's all about the cash.

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Posted by Roy on 04/01/2017 at 8:01 PM

Re: “House Leaders Accuse Gov. Scott of ‘Shirking Responsibilities’

Good for Governor Scott! He presented his case, it was rejected. Its now time for Johnson and her crew to come up with a budget, make some hard choices and then own the consequences. What Johnson and the leadership is so incensed about is that they finally have to take responsibility for something. I am a lifelong Democrat but this current crew in the legislature has me wondering how long that will last. Here's an idea - stop creating unfunded programs, cut some programs or figure out how to make them run more efficiently, stop getting on the bandwagon for every feel good program thats proposed and accept the fact that our tax base can only do so much. In other words, its time for Dems in the legislature to get their heads out of their rear ends and wake up to reality and to be practical for a change. We do not live in a world of rainbows and unicorns.

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Posted by Roy on 03/16/2017 at 8:42 AM

Re: “Heated Forum Leads Pride Center to Denounce 'Mister Sister' Name

This isn't surprising. The Pride Center has a history of getting involved in these petty issues with manafactured outrage and hysteria. Most of us have, until now, just rolled our eyes and continued to support the center. Now, for those of us who disagree with the Pride Centers decision to demonize a good guy because he won't knuckle under to a fringe bunch of malcontents playing the outraged vitlctim, it's time to put away our checkbooks when donation time comes around, and to find something else to do when they have a fundraiser. Look at it this way, we'll now have more money to spend at Mister Sister! And kudos to Craig for sticking to his guns and not capitulating to this bunch of trans feminazis!

56 likes, 30 dislikes
Posted by Roy on 03/03/2017 at 9:40 AM

Re: “Planned Winooski Gay Bar Named 'Mister Sister' Creates Rift

Rex, I think you're mistaking contempt for anger. You and your cohorts have taken a very, very petty complaint and blown it up into a big, public issue with the intention of bullying a business owner who means no harm into doing what you want. Your intention is to force him into buying into your manufactured hysteria or, in the event that he wont knuckle under, to hurt hurt his business and to try and paint him as some sort of anti trans monster. You and your cohorts have manufactured an issue to try and do harm to someone else.That is worthy of contempt.

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Posted by Roy on 03/02/2017 at 4:20 PM

Re: “Planned Winooski Gay Bar Named 'Mister Sister' Creates Rift

Well thanks for the suggestion but I'll pass. I'd just as soon go clean out some sewer pipes. The "opportunity" to listen to a group of petty, thin skinned "activists" express their manufactured outrage isn't all that interesting. We've heard it all before from this fringe of the trans community. I actually doubt a "strong" message will be sent out at your little meeting because most people are tired of the whining and just don't care any more. Have your meeting and voice your concerns but don't expect many to hear because most have stopped listening.

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Posted by Roy on 03/02/2017 at 2:05 PM

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