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Thommy Taber 
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Re: “Rutland Mayor Says He Was 'Whooped' by Refugee Backlash

The fact that people here are saying things like "Louras should find a job in Syria" or "These countries that are full of lazy, ignorant and culturally backward people need to figure out their own mess" is abhorrent. Seriously, didn't your parents teach you people manners?

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Posted by Thommy Taber on 03/09/2017 at 11:32 AM

Re: “In Referendum on Refugees, Rutland Mayor Loses Reelection Bid

Wow, even less reason to ever visit the place I was born. I didn't know that you could do that, Rutvegas.

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Posted by Thommy Taber on 03/07/2017 at 10:53 PM

Re: “Walters: Sanders' Spandex SmackDown

I get how it would be nice if Sanders would pay attention to local media, but he's a US Senator. It's time to face the facts: he clearly has multiple avenues to distribute his message. Seven Days is probably his least efficient option. I love your articles, but you're not exactly known for your political news stories on the national scale. If I want to know about national stories or national politics, I read WaPo or the New York Times. Stop being butthurt.

And politics as usual means the failure of democrats to articulate a message in keeping with their base's desires. Democrats are apathetic to their party and resort to mechanisms outside of the normal political apparatus. One might call that being out of touch. The democrats still haven't found a chair yet and the fact that someone progressive like Ellison (it doesn't have to be the guy, but they need to be able to rally their base) hasn't clenched it yet is embarrassing. Why would anyone want Perez? If you didn't notice, Obama's inability to guide his party is why we lost the damn election. I loved the man as a president and he was a great leader for America-at-large, but was terrible in his leadership of the party apparatus. So why in the hell are we still imagining that Perez will be able to rally the base and make a come back?

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Posted by Thommy Taber on 02/08/2017 at 3:50 PM

Re: “The Parmelee Post: Exclusive Interview With BLM Flag Thief

Stacy, the whole "but what about the troops" thing is getting really old. It's not connected to this, acts to downplay other important issues and actually trivializes the plight of our current and former troops. They know they're being used, but I'm also entirely sure that they would appreciate not being used as a literary device. When was the last time you donated to a veteran's fund?

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Posted by Thommy Taber on 10/01/2016 at 11:16 AM

Re: “Dean Doubles Down on Trump Cocaine Comment

How is this as bad as any of Trumps comments? Suggesting that the majority of illegal immigrants from Mexico are rapists, drug-users and -pushers or murderers is a hell of a lot worse than cheekily suggesting that an old white dude from the business world abuses cocaine.

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Posted by Thommy Taber on 09/28/2016 at 10:41 AM

Re: “Opinion: Judge Rainville’s Soft Racism

Sooooo Judge Rainville was softly racist when he decided to buck the trend of disproportionally incarcerating and levying fines on individuals that are non-White (i.e. black - or is that a softly racist word now?). By focusing on paralanguage (which I might add, your interpretation is just that, an interpretation) you completely overlook the disproportionate representation African Americans hold in Vermont jails or the fact that African Americans are pulled over at higher rates and have fines levied against them at higher rates.

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Posted by Thommy Taber on 08/16/2016 at 9:39 AM

Re: “ACLU Criticizes Heavy-Handed Policing of Rainbow Family Gathering

The forest wasn't made for 10,000-20,000 people. It's a large disriptor of natural ecology and the environment at large. Gatherers have historically left trash and debris after the event, and there have been consistent issues with human excrement. The US Forest Service exists to ensure that a specific environment is preserved for future generation's enjoyment. While I don't condone illegal stops and seizures, I completely understand why people are so pissed off by this melarkey. Go back to California you damn hippies.

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Posted by Thommy Taber on 07/02/2016 at 5:23 PM

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