Charity on June 29th, 2006

This is a day late because I am working on another project, but I wanted to say a few words about the flag-burning amendment that failed in the Senate the other day.
The fact that I am/was a Republican probably makes you think that I was all for this move, which was largely supported by Republicans, [...]

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Charity on June 28th, 2006

From 802 Online:

Ok folks, the polls are open. It’s time to vote for your favorite Vermont-based blog. The winner will receive the coveted Best Vermont Blog Daysie award.
The rules are simple:
* Anyone, anywhere can vote.* Everybody gets one vote. No ballot-box stuffing!* The blogs you vote for must be on my my blogroll. If [...]

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Charity on June 27th, 2006

Despite my dramatic comments in response to my last post, it seems that there is still some level of respect for the constitution of this country (though it is not from the legislators).
The Supreme Court of the United States struck down Vermont’s campaign finance law, ruling it unconstitutional in that it limits free speech.
Attorney General [...]

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I was just reading an article in this week’s Seven Days about the gay marriage movement.
In Vermont, “We’ve taken a breather from the civil-union debate and are now ready to open the conversation again,” says Beth Robinson, chair of the Vermont Freedom to Marry Task Force.
Now, this is an issue that I rarely talk about [...]

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Charity on June 20th, 2006

For the last few years, the Burlington School District has proposed closing one or more school buildings due to declining enrollment and increasing spending. Every time the issue is brought up, the parents at said school protest and the idea is tabled. Last March there was even an item on the Town Meeting [...]

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Charity on June 19th, 2006

The news was out last week that President Bush’s advisor, and the mastermind behind his election and re-election, Karl Rove will not be indicted in the Valerie Plame leak wannabe-scandal.
I was relieved to hear the news, especially after the false story circulated the blog-o-sphere last month that Rove would be indicted.
What is interesting in all [...]

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Charity on June 14th, 2006

This is excerpted from a newspaper article. It describes a new government program being proposed. Can you guess what it is?
“There is a quiet crisis in the making,” [government official] said. “Millions of Americans and thousands of Vermonters aren’t _____________. Besides the personal implications,” he said, “they are going to put a stress on taxpayer-supported [...]

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Charity on June 12th, 2006

In case you missed it on the side bar, this Friday She’s Right will not be on. Instead, Hardy Machia of the Vermont Libertarian Party will be hosting a live show in its place. I’ll be back next month on the third Friday, as usual.

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Charity on June 12th, 2006

Tonight the Burlington City Council will take up the Mayor’s re-revised budget; the first for our new mayor. According to this story in the Burlington Free Press…

The Burlington City Council will come face to face tonight with Mayor Bob Kiss’ $45.16 million General Fund budget.
Caught between voter angst over the increasing cost of government and [...]

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Charity on June 9th, 2006

Sorry that I have not been updating much this week. First, I was out enjoying the sunshine with the kids before the fall weather set in. Then, for the past two days Blogger has been on the fritz. And today, I spent all of my computer time trying to integrate my She’s [...]

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