Charity on April 28th, 2006

This morning, I stepped out my door to pick up the Free Press and the screaming front page headline – in larger than normal font – read, “Congress attacks $3 gas.”
Okay, this is it. I cannot believe the ridiculous depths to which this issue has rapidly plummeted. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously to allow [...]

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Charity on April 27th, 2006

Last evening, Mayor Kiss had his first monthly call-in show on Channel 17. I planned to watch it, but some how I managed to miss it. You can listen to the podcast here. I haven’t had a chance to listen to it yet, but I will post my comments when I do.
Peter Freyne also devoted [...]

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Charity on April 26th, 2006

Update: No one took me up on this offer, so I donated the stuff to the Lund Family Center in August.
Does anyone know of someone who is having a baby and does not have the money for baby stuff? I have a stroller/carrier/carseat combo in Winnie the Pooh, a high-chair (also in Pooh), a tub, [...]

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Charity on April 26th, 2006

This morning, I read a letter to the editor in the paper that it is “Equal Pay Day” today. Since women supposedly earn 77% of what a man earns, a woman has to work until April 25 to make as much as a man did in 2005.
I have always known that the whole wage [...]

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Charity on April 25th, 2006

Last Friday on “She’s Right” my guest was former State Representative Frank Mazur of South Burlington. You can listen to the podcast here.
The topic was affordability. Frank outlined five areas affecting affordability from Governor Douglas’ State of the State Address.
They are:
Containing/lowering health insurance costsKeeping property taxes downMaking housing more affordableFunding higher educationCreating more good paying [...]

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Charity on April 24th, 2006

Ever wonder what our citizen legislature is up to under the golden dome? Why, they are looking for ways to make Vermont more expensive to live in, of course!
The latest offender is a bill that will mandate that only “energy efficient” appliances can be sold in Vermont.
You can read all the gory details in the [...]

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Charity on April 21st, 2006

What do Burlington, Vermont and Charlottesville, Virginia have in common?
Both the University of Vermont and the University of Virginia had a tent city on the green full of students “fighting” for a livable wage for university employees. Both schools ordered the tents to be removed. Both groups of students, though well-meaning, seem to lack an [...]

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Charity on April 20th, 2006

Don’t forget to watch “She’s Right” tomorrow live @ 5:25 and call in with your questions for former State Representative Frank Mazur.
Frank was on Ideas Have Consequences on channel 17 last week with host Mike Quaid, another former State Representative. He talked about the high cost of health insurance. You can listen to the podcast [...]

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Charity on April 20th, 2006

On a lighthearted note, I found this “SATIRICAL POLITICAL BELIEFS ASSESSMENT TEST.”
It is pretty humorous. There are 179 questions and the answer that you would hear from an archconservative, a leftwing wacko, an antigovernment libertine, and a commie sympathizer.
From the “quiz”:
What follows are not official party positions. Rather, this is an inquiry into your personal [...]

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Charity on April 19th, 2006

I was driving out to Sam Mazza’s yesterday to see if they had any strawberry plants in yet and I passed a “Tarrant for Senate” lawn sign. That got me thinking about the whole Tarrant vs. Sanders race.
Two things came up. First, it’s funny how the Sanders supporters are constantly criticizing Tarrant for [...]

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