Charity on February 27th, 2009

We’re coming into the home stretch here, folks.  Tuesday Burlingtonians choose their new mayor. Here’s a round-up of some great mayoral race coverage from the alternative media set. Burlington’s premier local politics blogger, Haik Bedrosian of Burlington Pol, did a fantastic job this election season bringing us interviews with each of the Burlington Mayoral candidates. […]

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Charity on February 27th, 2009

According to the website “Stimulus Watch,” the “shovel-ready” projects submitted from Vermont include Hunt Middle School: repair failing exterior brick walls – $1,200,000 Energy efficiency improvements at one elementary school (Barnes) – $750,000 Flynn Elementary School: new roof and insulation – $200,000 Wheeler Elementary School: remove existing univentilators; install heat recovery units; new controls and […]

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Charity on February 26th, 2009

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Charity on February 25th, 2009

It’s been almost a week since I posted, so I figured I should stop in.  I have been busy with some other things lately, so I haven’t had a lot of time for blogging. Actually, I wrote a post yesterday, but I decided to scrap it.  It was just too pessimistic and bitchy. National politics […]

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Charity on February 20th, 2009

The New York Times has an op-ed on CPSIA.  As you might have guessed, it is wrong.  Ignorant and wrong. As I covered previously, the regulations were delayed over concerns that the testing requirements were too expensive for small crafters, micro- and small-businesses, and resellers, many of whom would end up being driven out of […]

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Charity on February 20th, 2009

Great.  Infinite monkey theorem is now racist. Is there anything we can say anymore? Hope and change in Obama’s post-racial America! I wonder what will happen to our cultural literacy with all of these banned phrases.  I once saw someone taken to task on a blog over the phrase, “beyond the pale.”  As in, it’s […]

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Charity on February 18th, 2009

I imagine that over the next few weeks we are going to be hearing about all of the little prizes hidden inside the stimulus bill, now that someone actually has the time to read the thing. CNET is already reporting that the Dems sneaked net neutrality in there.  (Yes, I know this is a couple […]

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Charity on February 18th, 2009

This is sort of out of the range of the normal topics discussed here, but I found this article so fascinating.  Is talks about how they forecast which new fragrance trends to stock for Bramble Berry soap making supplies.  It is just amazing how much goes into it. Q: Okay, so how do you find […]

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Charity on February 17th, 2009

TIME magazine came out with its list of the top 25 blogs of 2009.  They also listed the five most overrated blogs, including the liberal darling, Daily Kos. Markos Moulitsas — alias “Kos” — created Daily Kos in 2002, a time he describes as “dark days when an oppressive and war-crazed administration suppressed all dissent […]

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Charity on February 17th, 2009

Three years ago today, my channel 17 show, She’s Right, was preempted for town meeting candidate forums, so, inspired by Haik Bedrosian’s Burlington Pol, I decided to start a blog on blogspot to talk about local politics and other stuff. Here is my first post. I already had a website at, which served as […]

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