Charity on March 31st, 2006

I’m going to take a break from railing against socialism to talk about something local. The Community and Economic Development Office (CEDO) has released the results of the Moran Plant survey we filled out when we voted (the yellow ballot). Regarding use of the space: 86% liked or strongly liked the idea of a waterfront […]

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Charity on March 30th, 2006

In honor of Tirade25 and her love of the French, I thought I’d post this excerpt from Cal Thomas’ column, “The French job funk,” featured today on France’s flirtation with and eventual embrace of socialism goes back more than a century. The late President Francois Mitterand effectively implemented socialism as national policy in 1981 […]

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Charity on March 29th, 2006

Today, I am going to pick on livable wages. If you have never heard this term, you can school yourself here. I am going to jump right in with the assumption that my readers have a base knowledge about livable wages. Here is what I never understood about the whole concept: the actual wage figure […]

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Charity on March 29th, 2006

Mayor-Elect Bob Kiss will be sworn in as Burlington’s 35th Mayor on April 3 at 6 pm at City Hall. I thought it would be fun to have a little countdown meter to keep track of how much longer Clavelle will be in office.

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Charity on March 28th, 2006

Over on 802 Online, Cathy Resmer, of Seven Days fame, posted a “conservative edition” of her “Tuesday Deadline Linkdump.” Among others, it features a link to a post on She’s Right, as well as one to a post on my second-favorite blog Tirade Parade. Cool.

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Charity on March 28th, 2006

I don’t have a lot of time to write today because we are doing a lot of homeschool activities that need my undivided attention today, but I wanted to throw up a thought. This morning, my two-and-a-half-year-old son came into to the room I was in and announced with absolute glee that he had done […]

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Charity on March 27th, 2006

A few months ago, the Burlington Free Press started running a column by Ed Shamy. It is usually very amusing and somewhat irreverent, but always enjoyable. I can’t say that about much in that paper. On Thursday, March 23, he wrote a column comparing the House vote to raise the gas tax by 4 cents […]

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Charity on March 26th, 2006

I just thought I’d stop by and make sure everyone knows that this is the 5th annual Vermont Maple Open House Weekend. This event is an opportunity to visit sugarhouses and see how maple syrup is made and to sample fresh maple syrup and other maple products. Visit to see which sugarhouses near you […]

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Charity on March 25th, 2006

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Charity on March 24th, 2006

Since only one person gave me a reason why conservatives are regarded as not caring about the poor, I will address that issue first: the right to healthcare. I would like to hear more, so if anyone else wants to explain why they think conservatives do not care about the poor/only care about the rich, […]

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