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Re: “Walters: Hallquist Enjoying Flood of Media Attention After Primary Win

Donna makes some interesting points. He says "Vermont has become a JOKE," but his reasoning involves a lot of good policy options. Then he says that Christine Hallquist and Bernie Sanders should go back to New York, but must be forgetting that Bernie Sanders is actually the most popular senator among their own constituents nationwide. Sounds like he (Donna) is in the minority.

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Posted by some of us are sometimes right on 08/17/2018 at 4:07 PM

Re: “Leahy Bill Would Limit Feds' Authority to Search Near Borders

It's funny that everyone is concerned with unauthorized immigrants committing burglaries or various violent crimes, when the available information all points to immigrants committing fewer violent crimes than native-born Americans, and also having lower rates of incarceration and repeat offending.

The nationalistic us vs. them mentality is disheartening, and I worry that the commenters here don't understand that it is possible to be gracious to all people, including those who are different than oneself. Leahy and the rest of the delegation care about human beings, simple as that.

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Posted by some of us are sometimes right on 07/02/2018 at 9:16 AM

Re: “Leahy Bill Would Limit Feds' Authority to Search Near Borders

Ted, this is about warrantless checkpoints and searches, and has nothing to do with coming across a crime in the middle of being committed, or having some other (legal) reason for searching and/or arresting someone. In fact, the third amendment from the attached language says that they can still stop a vehicle if they have reasonable suspicion that an occupant is in the US illegally, regardless of distance from the border.

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Posted by some of us are sometimes right on 06/29/2018 at 9:27 AM

Re: “Walters: Scott, Legislature Remain at Odds

Taxpayers voted on their school budgets and corresponding taxes. They approved them.

Scott's plan raises taxes in 127 communities, which is incredibly disingenuous for a guy who says he will not approve any new taxes or fees. Which communities are they? I'd be curious to know.

Finally, if the pension is underfunded, that's a HUGE punt down the road. Look at major cities like Chicago and see how underfunded public pensions have brutally affected their communities. We have the opportunity to stop this pension issue from becoming a pension crisis 20 years from now, and Scott has the potential to make his legacy one of long term fiscal responsibility, approved by the voters and lawmakers.

17 likes, 16 dislikes
Posted by some of us are sometimes right on 05/24/2018 at 9:21 AM

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

"How do you vote for somebody that intentionally lies to you?" Well, Stern voted for Gary Johnson, but the people he's pandering to voted for someone who intentionally lies to us all the time.

Also, 'According to Toensing, who chaired Trump's 2016 Vermont campaign, Scott has chosen a "fully calculated, purely political path."' Boy, talk about shooting a semiautomatic rifle in a glass house.

38 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by some of us are sometimes right on 05/16/2018 at 2:43 PM

Re: “Call to ‘Make Vermont Great Again’ Dismays Some GOP Lawmakers

If a vote for Scott is a vote against the Billado/Toensing toxicity of the VT GOP, I'm ALMOST tempted to vote Republican.

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Posted by some of us are sometimes right on 04/13/2018 at 12:46 PM

Re: “Walters: Hallquist Launches Vermont Gubernatorial Campaign

I do hate children. They're smelly and loud. I don't know what that has to do with Christine Hallquist running for governor, though. I'm excited to see the election play out.

10 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by some of us are sometimes right on 04/09/2018 at 3:48 PM

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