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Gov. Shumlin endorses controversial wind project in Lowell

Color me dense. The enviro-wackos fought windpower but Shumlin has now fast tracked it? I'm kinda confused, are the Republicans now on the side of environmental conservation, or is it just that lobbyists who have connections in Montpelier get their way under a Democratic/Progres sive administration?  (Feb 12, 2011 | post #2)

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Unequal rights

Yeah, we're slaves alright. Slaves to the government. Especially in Vermont, one of the top taxed states in the union. 50% of your earnings taken away by the Massas up in Montpelier and their plantation buddies down in DC. Taken and distributed to buy off all the needy slaves and keep 'em quiet. In the 1800's people seeking freedom travelled north to cross the Ohio. You ever see all the Vermont cars parked across the Connecticut River in New Hampshire? Either at the stores where they can buy products at a tax-free discount or in the factories where they can get good paying jobs. Who's the biggest employer in Vermont? That's right, the Massa. Pretty soon we'll all be slaving away in the government fields. And the irony is we put the shackles on ourselves.  (Feb 6, 2011 | post #2)

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Our monument to the wealthy

Re: the Huffington Post. Did they ever do a poll in 1935 on how many Germans wanted to dispossess the Jews? Just curious. Bet it was pretty high... doesn't make it right.  (Jan 4, 2011 | post #22)

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Our monument to the wealthy

I just saw the census data for Vermont. We grew 10,000 people in ten years. Wyoming, a smaller state, grew by 50,000. So if we have 190,000 people on welfare in the state (you know, the people without rich mommies and daddies), it's clear that we're not getting inundated with welfare queens moving into the state. Either the middle class is declining due to the anti-business, anti-job attitude, turning people poor, or working folk are moving out to seek opportunity elsewhere and being replaced by people moving in taking advantage of the only opportunity Vermont offers these days: a handout. Either way it's a death spiral. I wonder what Ethan Allen would think of his state these days... where 1/3rd of the population lives off the labor of the other 2/3rds.  (Jan 4, 2011 | post #19)

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Our monument to the wealthy

Yeah, let us strive with Marxist fervor toward the end where the top 50% of wage earners pay all the taxes and control nothing. The day of complete government control is nigh! Workers Unite! Or maybe I should say Non-Workers....  (Jan 1, 2011 | post #4)

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Budget almost level, but taxes may rise Lower revenues co...

The squirming begins.... Wait 'til they see their next Shumlin bill, uhhh, I mean electric bill. The self-described big government guy now sees the waste, this is great! It's gonna be a fun year as more and more of the deluded arise from their slumber.  (Dec 30, 2010 | post #7)

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Trickle this down

Oh ya, they're working on taxing fat. The Attorney General has decided that's a big priority, sugar first, though: http://www.wptz.co m/station/25905697 /detail.html I wonder how long 'til they decide to implement a new maple syrup tax. Plenty of sugary goodness there!  (Dec 15, 2010 | post #57)

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Trickle this down

"Resident Government Disparager" complains Alden. Seems like a badge of honor to me. And I'm surprised, Mr Graves, that of all the few remaining Vermont newspapers, you'd use the Bennington Banner to bash someone for being anti-government. Remind me again why they built the Bennington Monument.... In honor of Alden's latest hate speech, we've commissioned a bumper sticker in his honor: http://tinyurl.com /aldengraves Please, bang the drums more slowly, the next time you pontificate on the pre-eminence of government as the savior of the people: http://www.youtube .com/watch?v=jJIaB ggnYZI&feature =player_embedded There are those of us who trust neither the the far right statists or the far left statists with our liberties.  (Dec 8, 2010 | post #19)

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Trickle this down

What created big corporations? Big government! Look into who supports the Food Safety Modernization Act. Monsanto and Conagra, whose lobbyists roam the halls of Congress with pockets stuffed with cash. Nothing creates profits like a government-mandate d monopoly. Alden and his ilk, statists whether they wear the Republican label and take away our freedoms via the Patriot Act, or Democrats who want to legislate the very food we're allowed to grow, are turning this country into a police state. FIght them both! Stand up for freedom. Alden, BTW, your class warfare argument might have worked in 1800's England, but it wears thin here in Vermont. The majority of the wealthy people I know vote Democratic, it's the working people who I see with Limited Government stickers on their cars.  (Dec 8, 2010 | post #7)

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Not quite the fairest in the land

Sometimes you can just see the venom drip off Alden's lips. What a hater! He loves freedom of speech, as long as you toe the party line. And how 'bout the rag on Beck as 'lavishly compensated'. Kinda like Katie Couric, Barbara Walters and (hush) Oprah Winfrey. The horror, the horror! And then of course there's Juan Williams, Who probably now ranks as overpaid, once he crossed the line on fairness at PBS, and became a Fox shill. Well, Alden, you get what you pay for, I'm glad you're providing us your opinion pro bono. Because it ain't worth $#*t.  (Dec 1, 2010 | post #7)

The Manchester Journal

Browning, Ackermann square off in House race - The Manche...

You go girl! And by that I mean Carolynann all the way.  (Oct 15, 2010 | post #3)

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Sidelined politicians work the crowds

My favorite part of the slanted piece is this: "Parade Chairman Richard Knapp said that he’s been against allowing partisan figures or groups to march..." Yeah, he was against the VT Campaign for Liberty being allowed to march, but not the 'left-leaning' Health Care is a Human Right" group of out-of-staters. He allowed them to march in the past without having an iota of a troubled conscience. Fortunately the rest of the board over-turned him on appeal in an 8 to 1 vote. Another victory of Freedom over Oppression! Which is why people came to Bennington 200+ years ago in the first place.  (Aug 16, 2010 | post #5)