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Re: “South Burlington Student's Post on 'White Fragility' Goes Viral

All you have to do is apply the inverse test: would people be celebrating if a white kid did a presentation called
"Black People are Fragile?"

No, they wouldn't. They'd be freaking out, which proves that black people are indeed fragile and pathologically preoccupied with race. It's a "we'll-known science fact."

16 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by WorkingMan on 06/05/2017 at 6:20 PM

Re: “Study: Vermont Police Stop, Search Black Drivers More Than Whites

The racial grievance industry has arrived in Vermont, and like some invasive animal with no natural predators, it is multiplying like crazy. a drug case was recently thrown out because pilice arrested a heavyset middle aged black man while they were looking for a burglary suspect who was a heavyset middle-aged black man. That description matches maybe .01% of the population, but to be fair, they should have broadened their search to include blonde elementary school aged girls. That's what passes for logic in Burlington these days.

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by WorkingMan on 01/12/2017 at 9:00 AM

Re: “Study: Vermont Police Stop, Search Black Drivers More Than Whites

I have two questions:
If black drivers are searched six times as often as whites and those searches are unjustified, we would expect contraband would be found far more rarely, like 80% less often. Instead, its 16% less often. Doesn't that suggest black drivers are highly correlated with contraband?

This study Was done three years ago and its accuracy was questioned then. Why is it being resurrected now as fresh news?

12 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by WorkingMan on 01/10/2017 at 4:38 PM

Re: “Barnstorming Vermont, Minter Calls Gov's Race 'Neck and Neck'

Sue Minter seems like a nice, sincere person, but she lost me when she put on the GunSense Vermont T-shirt and promised to pass their version of "common sense gun control."
That group has done nothing but fabricate data, engage in hysterical fear-mongering and impugn gun owners. And if I wanted Michael Bloomberg to write laws for the State of Vermont, I would vote for him directly. Sorry, Sue.

9 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by WorkingMan on 11/07/2016 at 8:51 PM

Re: “Judge Criticizes Burlington Police Stop, Search of Black Man

Well, that's Vermont legal theory for you. When searching for a stocky black middle-aged male suspect, you may not stop a stocky middle-aged black man, even though that description applies to only .5% of the population. By the same logic, you can't stop people who appear to be illegal immigrants when looking for illegal immigrants.

And of course in this case, the "victim" was carrying crack. Burlington had better start putting pressure on the General Assembly to replace judges like this, or Burlington won't be a "livable city" much longer.

4 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by WorkingMan on 11/07/2016 at 8:44 PM

Re: “Lesbian Couple Sues Addison: Sour Grapes or Hometown Harassment?

Homophobia my foot. This is about a rich couple who plopped themselves down into a tight-knit community of humble summer houses and started lording it over everybody, not making the slightest effort to be neighborly. I especially like how they protested the permit that allowed their neighbors to build an addition and then, having “persuaded” the harassed neighbors to sell out, wanted to use those “invalid” permits to build another $400,000 house. These two lawsuit-happy bullies have made themselves as welcome as a skunk in church, and now that the entire community is against them, they want to play the poor, picked-on lesbians.

Repeated claims of discrimination can do measurable financial harm to a community. Since these accusations have been investigated and found groundless, the town should demand that “the Barbaras” make a public retraction or sue them for defamation.

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Posted by WorkingMan on 03/20/2014 at 8:13 PM

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