Shumlina s picks could have potential...

Shumlina s picks could have potential conflicts

There are 13 comments on the Brattleboro Reformer story from Dec 20, 2010, titled Shumlina s picks could have potential conflicts. In it, Brattleboro Reformer reports that:

In a long fight over Omya Inc.'s plan to dispose of marble processing waste, a citizens' group had some top-notch legal help.

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The Truth

AOL

#1 Dec 20, 2010
This is just the beginning of the problems caused by the Shumlin administration. Vermont wanted a one-party system? Now you have it and now you will see just how corrupt they will be. Vermont has sold it's soul.
steve

Walpole, NH

#2 Dec 20, 2010
Well said
Nicetry

Brattleboro, VT

#3 Dec 20, 2010
It doesn't matter who he appoints. What matters is that he reconginize the Vt is in the hole and isn't going to get out unless he makes radical cuts to the budget.

I hope everyone saw 60 Minutes last night or read the Economist. Many states in the US are in trouble. Vermont is one of them even though we fly under the radar screen because we are so small.
Merry Crispness

Brattleboro, VT

#4 Dec 20, 2010
It would be a conflict of interest if Mears had represented Omya, whom he's now going to regulate, but not if he opposed them in court. I'm not sure the writer Gram understands what he's writing about. This reminds me of the waived speeding ticket taht Shumlin volunteered to pay - the press seems to think it's their duty to dig up some kind of dirt, but in this case it's just not very dirty or interesting.
Dumm

Sheffield, VT

#5 Dec 20, 2010
Vermont is a small state, it would be very difficult to find someone both qualified and having no contact with anyone connected in any way to the position for which they are selected. Would anyone suggest the Gov.-elect go out of state to find qualified people? Or that he appoint unqualified people just because they don't know anybody? Get real and give the guy a chance!
The Truth

AOL

#6 Dec 21, 2010
Nicetry wrote:
It doesn't matter who he appoints. What matters is that he reconginize the Vt is in the hole and isn't going to get out unless he makes radical cuts to the budget.
I hope everyone saw 60 Minutes last night or read the Economist. Many states in the US are in trouble. Vermont is one of them even though we fly under the radar screen because we are so small.
I did see the 60 Minutes piece on the states debt problems. The woman from Wall Street was very specific about this problem and she knows what she is talking about. Many people are in denial about this and Shumlin is the wrong guy at the wrong time to deal with this. You read it here: this will be a fiscal disaster that will take decades to dig out of.
Merry Crispness

Brattleboro, VT

#7 Dec 22, 2010
The Truth wrote:
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I did see the 60 Minutes piece on the states debt problems. The woman from Wall Street was very specific about this problem and she knows what she is talking about. Many people are in denial about this and Shumlin is the wrong guy at the wrong time to deal with this. You read it here: this will be a fiscal disaster that will take decades to dig out of.
We've heard this before: You want the new elected leader to fail. And now you'll do everything you can to make that happen. You'll take down the state to make the governor look bad, just as Mitch McConnell and John Boner have been sabotaging the U.S. to make its president look bad. Partisanship used to be limited by patriotism. The Dems got behind GW Bush after 9/11 and for the Iraq war. Not you people; you'll trash your own state and your own country to put your party and your rich bankrollers above all else.
Techie

Brattleboro, VT

#8 Dec 22, 2010
Merry Crispness wrote:
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We've heard this before: You want the new elected leader to fail. And now you'll do everything you can to make that happen. You'll take down the state to make the governor look bad, just as Mitch McConnell and John Boner have been sabotaging the U.S. to make its president look bad. Partisanship used to be limited by patriotism. The Dems got behind GW Bush after 9/11 and for the Iraq war. Not you people; you'll trash your own state and your own country to put your party and your rich bankrollers above all else.
Nothing new being said here that wasn't widely said prior to electing Shumlin. No one wants Shumlin to fail but a lot of us...49% exactly... thought he was the wrong guy for the job. The democrats in Montpelier and Shumlin led the charge to override Douglas's veto of the budget which was headed into a huge deficit. They are the same people in charge now in a state which already is one of the highest taxed per capita. They have no room to move except to cut the budget. When has Shumlin ever demonstrated any ability to do that?

I feel sorry for him as his tax and spend liberal agenda has been coopted by the economy. Just like Obama.
The Truth

AOL

#9 Jan 2, 2011
Merry Crispness wrote:
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We've heard this before: You want the new elected leader to fail. And now you'll do everything you can to make that happen. You'll take down the state to make the governor look bad, just as Mitch McConnell and John Boner have been sabotaging the U.S. to make its president look bad. Partisanship used to be limited by patriotism. The Dems got behind GW Bush after 9/11 and for the Iraq war. Not you people; you'll trash your own state and your own country to put your party and your rich bankrollers above all else.
Your name is Merry? You don't seem very merry to me. I never said anything about McConnell, Bonner (or Boner as you called him)GW Bush or the Democrats. All I said is that Peter Shumlin is the wrong person for the job and I am certain he will only lead Vermont further into the financial abyss. I don't want him to fail and I am doing nothing to facilitate his failure. He does not need my help to do so. The problem with you and many others of your ilk is that you refuse to face reality. Sooner or later you will have to do that or it will be done for you by the likes of Peter Shumlin and his friends. Maybe you might like to loook at the facts and cease being in denial.

“Buckwheat714”

Since: Dec 10

Rutland

#10 Jan 2, 2011
Try this on for size? I grew up around the Fire Hill area of Florence and also have lived in rutland all my life with some time spent elsewhere,Middlebury,Burlingto n,Germany,California,and a wee bit of jail! I am well aware of what the OMYA traffic is doing to the road between rutland and Middlebury! Screw OMYA and all the out of country money-mongers who won't try to make the entire situation a little more eco-friendly for the citizens of vermont! Screw the truck traffic which makes driving between Pittsford and Middlebury a complete nightmare! Check out the satellite pictures and see how much land OMYA is slowly but surely adding to their expansion efforts just so they can have a place to dump their__________ They are like the big lumber companies who leave a thin line of growth in front of all the bare areas to hide the "real picture" from the public. In summnation,screw OMYA! About time we got an insider to work for us!

“Buckwheat714”

Since: Dec 10

Rutland

#11 Jan 2, 2011
Merry Crispness wrote:
It would be a conflict of interest if Mears had represented Omya, whom he's now going to regulate, but not if he opposed them in court. I'm not sure the writer Gram understands what he's writing about. This reminds me of the waived speeding ticket taht Shumlin volunteered to pay - the press seems to think it's their duty to dig up some kind of dirt, but in this case it's just not very dirty or interesting.
I think what you are saying makes some kind of sense! This is not some kind of high end thing where a judge is involved and a certain legal statement that would set a precedent is at stake? This is about someone with the vision to see the devil for who he really is and anyone who objects should move to Switzerland and get a job with omya?

“Buckwheat714”

Since: Dec 10

Rutland

#12 Jan 2, 2011
Screw OMYA and their investors sucking the dimes out of Vermont! Too many trucks on route 7,which was not made to be omyas private pathway to riches! Make OMYA spend some money to make their operation user-friendly to the state of Vermont,maybe by trucking their shtuff by rail between Pittsford and Middlebury? HUH? And if we have a guy working for the interests of the State of Vermont instead of OMYA? What in Gods name is unethical about that? NOTHING! Screw OMYA!
flat lander

United States

#13 Jan 2, 2011
They best do it soon cause the nose is top heavy in trouble. He thought no one was watching his moves. he'll be out before the frost.

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