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Who do you support for Governor in Vermont in 2010?

After eight years of Jim Douglas as Governor and Brian Dubie as Lieutenant Governor, it;'s clearly time for a change from Republican leadership. I cannot and will not support Dubie because of his conservative social views. He opposes a woman's constitutionally protected right to freedom of reporductive choice and he oppeses gay and lesbian couples' constitutionally protected right to marry. I lost my respect for Governor Douglas when he vetoed the marriage equality bill. Thankfully, the legislature overrode Douglas' veto. It was the backlash against Douglas' veto that prompted him to not see a fifth two-year term, as many Vermonters -- myself included -- vowed never to vote for Douglas again. A vote for Brian Dubie would be a vote to continue the policies of Jim Douglas, and after eight years, enough is enough.  (Oct 16, 2010 | post #10)

Burlington, VT

Who do you support for U.S. House in Vermont (District At...

Paul Beaudry is a Tea Party Republican whose views on social issues are far too right wing for most Vermonters.  (Oct 16, 2010 | post #2)

Burlington, VT

'Michael Jackson, You Are NOT the Father!'

I'm not in the habit of writing back-to-back editorials in this space, nor am I in the habit of engaging in celebrity gossip -- especially when the celebrity in question is dead. But in the wake of the latest twist in the bizarre saga of Michael Jackson, I simply cannot ignore it any longer. The well-being of three small children is at stake . . . http://www.skeeter 09/07/letter-from- editor-michael-jac kson-you.html  (Jul 2, 2009 | post #1)

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Michael Jackson Could Have Avoided Scandals That Killed Him

I'm saying that I BELIEVE Michael Jackson was gay. Of course, I can't prove conclusively that he was -- but there is little evidence from what is known about his life that he was 100 percent heterosexual, either. I want to make it abundantly clear of one thing: This is my PERSONAL OPINION and mine alone. I am not claiming Jackson on behalf of the gay community or anyone else. I'm only six years older than Michael Jackson. My upbringing was not that different from his. But unlike Michael, MY life-altering moment came when I came out of the closet -- not once, but twice: first as gay, then as bisexual. I know that had I not come out, my life would have been miserable and I likely would be dead now. To truly enjoy life to the fullest, you have to be totally honest with yourself and with the people around you.  (Jun 29, 2009 | post #4)

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Michael Jackson Could Have Avoided Scandals That Killed Him

The time is long overdue to acknowledge publicly that the last 25 years of Michael Jackson's life would have been much different -- indeed, much healthier for him both physically and psychologically -- had he had the courage to come out of the closet. . . http://www.skeeter 09/06/letter-from- editor-king-of-pop -could.html  (Jun 29, 2009 | post #1)

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