Charity on March 27th, 2009

The mantra of the Obama administration.
And they don’t intend to let the AIG crisis pass without using it to justify expanding the powers of the federal government.
“Our system failed in fundamental ways.  To address this will require comprehensive reform. Not modest repairs at the margin, but new rules of the game.”
So said Treasury Secretary Timothy [...]

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Charity on March 25th, 2009

A friend of my husband called his representative to share his opinion on a bill.  The representative spent the entire conversation trying to convince him he was wrong!  What are we electing these people for?
What do you think?  Should a representative vote the way his constituents want him to, or should he make up his [...]

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Charity on March 24th, 2009

Who would have thought that it would be the same-sex marriage proponents that would be the ones to make me rethink my tacit approval of legalizing the practice?
I just have to say, first, I hate this issue.  I wish it would just go away – and it would, if the left didn’t want to keep [...]

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Same-sex marriage is the hot topic in Vermont this week.  The legislature held a hearing on the issue and a bill was passed unanimously in the Senate Judiciary Committee.  The full senate votes on Monday.
I woke up thinking about a post on this topic, but life called me away from the blog today.  As it [...]

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Charity on March 20th, 2009

The other day, I blogged about a proposal to cut the Home Study Office in Vermont and shift the oversight of homeschoolers to the local school districts.
The latest word from Education Commissioner Armando Vilaseca is that the change would require the approval of the legislature (since the proceedure for homeschooling is dictated by a very [...]

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Charity on March 19th, 2009

I predict President Obama’s approval rating will take a serious hit when people tune in to American Idol Tuesday only to find the president giving another TelePrompter reading speech.  I thought he was supposedly in touch with the American people.
Hey, maybe Fox will let us call in with our votes at the end of the [...]

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Charity on March 17th, 2009

The State of Vermont is looking to cut positions in the state government to save money.  That’s great.  In fact, it should be done yearly.  Every agency should be required to find positions that could be cut, in order to keep the government lean.
That’s what we do.  Well, we don’t cut positions in our family, [...]

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Charity on March 16th, 2009

But, it’s a good thing.  We should be discussing this.  In fact, we should have been discussing it more before we voted for it.  Better late than never, though, right?
Anyway, there is a post by whd3 over at Green Mountain Daily about IRV that has a detailed analysis of some of the problem with the [...]

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Charity on March 12th, 2009

I have some family stuff to deal with the next couple of days, so I am not sure how much I will get to post.
Here are some links I had bookmarked to blog about.  You can read them yourself.  You don’t need me to tell you how to think!
Heads should roll – Camille Paglia – [...]

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Charity on March 10th, 2009

I came across this on facebook of all places.  There are some interesting political discussions that pop up there.
Burlington Mayoral Results (opens PDF)
One thing is clear from the results, there should be a separate town called North Burlington.

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