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  • Gun lobbyists keep Vermont lawmakers in crosshairs near session’s end

    05/11/2014 8:02:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    watchdog.org ^ | 9 May, 2014 | Bruce Parker
    MONTPELIER, Vt. — As the legislative session races to an end, gun rights advocates say now is the time to keep a watchful eye on lawmakers in Montpelier. The closer they get to that final gavel, the faster the horses get traded over there in Montpelier,” Evan Hughes, vice president of the Vermont Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, told Vermont Watchdog. Hughes is one of many Second Amendment defenders camped out at the Capitol this week to make sure anti-gun legislation doesn’t get stealthily passed in the legislative session’s final hours. The session, which began in January, could end as soon...
  • Vermont gun confiscation-bill a solution in search of a problem

    05/06/2014 1:45:00 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Vermont Watchdog ^ | 5 May, 2014 | Bruce Parker
    After more than 30 years in law enforcement, Mark Donka says he can’t remember a single instance in which a firearm was involved in a domestic dispute. And the statistics mirror Donka’s experience: gun crime is rare in Vermont. But that hasn’t stopped an on-going effort in Montpelier to confiscate guns from alleged domestic abusers. To hear the Vermont Network Against Domestic & Sexual Violence tell it, Vermont’s domestic violence problem has become so serious the time has come for police to confiscate weapons from alleged domestic abusers. The group is the chief proponent of H.735, a “must pass” fees...
  • Vermont embarks on single-payer health care plan [set to begin in 2017]

    04/12/2014 7:13:34 PM PDT · by grundle · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 12, 2017 | Thomas Lifson
    I actually applaud this experiment. Let’s see how it works out. Vermont, as it happens, shares a long border with New Hampshire, which prides itself on having no income tax or sales tax. Let’s watch how people vote with their feet.
  • VT:Burlington Council Members "Keep the Crowd Down"

    03/05/2014 6:16:35 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    <p>Members of the Burlington City Council have worked out a strategy to attack second amendment rights in Vermont, where there is a strong preemption law that prevents local governments from enacting separate firearms laws.  David Codrea noted it months ago.</p>
  • 95K without power in Northeast due to ice storm

    12/22/2013 5:45:50 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 22, 2013 8:43 AM EST
    A winter storm bringing ice and whipping winds to upstate New York and northern Vermont knocked out power to thousands of customers as officials urged motorists to avoid traveling in dangerously slick conditions. More than 95,000 utility customers woke up without power Sunday morning in New York, Vermont and Maine because of widespread ice accumulations. In New York’s St. Lawrence County, almost 2 inches of ice had accumulated early Sunday, coating tree limbs and power lines, county dispatch operations supervisor Jim Chestnut said. …
  • VT:EXCLUSIVE: Preemptive Strike(Firearm Preemption under threat0

    12/04/2013 7:17:16 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Guns Magazine ^ | December, 2013 | David Codrea
    Back before a handful of other states adopted “Constitutional Carry” laws providing for permitless carrying of concealed firearms, the practice was called “Vermont Carry,” as the Green Mountain State stood alone throughout the 20th Century in not prohibiting it. Long known for lenient gun laws and low numbers of homicides, Vermont represented the perfect real-world test of economist John Lott’s “More Guns Less Crime” thesis. Which made it a threat to the gun-grabbers… Vermont had also enacted firearms preemption legislation, meaning laws were set by the state, prohibiting municipalities from establishing a “patchwork quilt” of conflicting ordinances that would make...
  • Plan in Vermont is to 'inch forward' on guns in spite of state law

    10/17/2013 5:00:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 14 October, 2013 | David Codrea
    The effort to enact state preemption law-violating “gun control” measures in Burlington is being advanced in steps as recommended by Rep. Linda Waite-Simpson of Essex and anti-gun activists, the Vermont Federation of Sportmen’s Clubs reported yesterday, citing the latest “Vermont this Week” Public Television panel. The revealed game plan is to settle for incremental gains and then go back later to try for further measures, “[T]he Burlington City Council's charter committee changed its proposed gun control ordinance … in hopes of having it pass at the Burlington Council City Public Hearing,” VFSC told its supporters in an advisory alert. Moderator...
  • Who Told Vermont To Be Stupid?

    09/01/2013 3:54:38 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 27 replies
    Forbes ^ | 9/01/2013 | James Conca
    In a week when we celebrated one of the greatest speeches in history, we also saw discrimination win over science. Again. Ideology defeated reason. As a scientist, I was saddened in a way I am not usually wont. The Great State of Vermont threw away cheap clean energy this week out of ignorance and fear. Vermont chose to be stupid, and will hurt the environment as a sidebar.
  • VA Tech professor: Stop saying "Support the Troops"

    08/27/2013 6:30:09 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 45 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 27, 2013 | Victor Medina
    Steven Salaita, an associate professor of English at Virginia Tech, argues in a column posted this morning at Salon.com that Americans should stop saying "support the troops," calling it "trite and tiresome." He argues that patriotism and voicing support for the troops is merely a cover for American "imperialism" and likens American soldiers to murderers and ignorant individuals who "act like an Adam Sandler character."
  • VT:Church and State Gun Turn In Fails so Far (buyback)

    08/13/2013 6:17:13 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 August, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    A Unitarian church in Middlebury Vermont has been attempting to induce people to give their guns to the Government to be destroyed for a price far below market value.  From wcax.com: Minister Barnaby Feder says he recognizes that guns tend to sell for much more than $50 online, but that he hopes this incentive will at least make people aware of the option to dispose of firearms. So far no guns have been brought to the police department for cash. I do not see anyone organizing massive protests over this clear Church/State cooperation.   The money has been turned over...
  • Firearm incident sparks debate over rights

    08/03/2013 9:13:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 105 replies
    timesargus.com ^ | 2 August, 2013 | NA
    RUTLAND — Joshua Severance says his Second Amendment rights to openly carry a firearm were violated, but Rutland police say they were following the law when they handcuffed and briefly detained the Milton man this week. In a case that appears destined to end in a courtroom, Severance, 26, says he was walking down a residential Rutland street Monday afternoon with his shirt off and his 9mm Beretta semiautomatic handgun holstered on his hip when a city police cruiser stopped in front of him and an officer ordered him to place his hands on the hood. “I figured they wanted...
  • Migrant worker and activist allowed to stay in U.S.

    07/17/2013 5:31:54 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    North Country Public Radio ^ | Jul 17, 2013 | Sarah Harris
    Danilo Lopez will be allowed to stay in the country, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) says. Lopez, a Vermont migrant-worker-turned-activist from Mexico, advocated for a new law allowing people without legal status to get drivers' licenses. Lopez was scheduled to be deported on July 5. In 2011, Lopez was traveling in a friend’s car when a police officer pulled them over for speeding. Lopez was turned over to Border Patrol, detained and released. Since then, he’s helped Vermont’s migrant worker community get access to driver's licenses. Earlier this year, Lopez said that the campaign for driver's licenses is really...
  • Police: Hudson Falls man shot dead in Vermont after stabbing pregnant ex-girlfriend

    06/19/2013 5:32:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    poststar.com ^ | 17 June, 2013 | Bill Toscano
    DANBY, Vt. — The stepmother of a Vermont man who shot a Hudson Falls man to death Sunday said her stepson was defending his family. Vermont State Police said Aaron Allen, 28, of Hudson Falls, died after being shot by Michael White, 24. Police said Allen went to a house on John Corey Road Sunday evening with a knife and was stabbing his ex-girlfriend, Heather Thompson, when he was shot. Thompson, 22, had a restraining order issued in Washington County against Allen because of an April arrest for unlawful restraint, police said. “He came to kill her, and who knows,...
  • Vermont's Gun-Control Dodge Leaves Burlington in the Crosshairs (Uber barf alert)

    04/11/2013 6:19:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    7dvt.com ^ | 10 April, 2013 | Kevin J. Kelley
    Second Amendment activists have shot down gun-control legislation in Montpelier and are drawing a bead on Sen. Patrick Leahy’s anti-weapons-trafficking proposal and other measures in Washington. But Gun Owners of Vermont, the state affiliate of a group described by the New York Times as more militant than the National Rifle Association, hasn’t yet managed to kill Burlington’s bid to ban assault rifles and high-capacity ammunition clips. “Burlington is saying ‘our state government isn’t doing anything, our federal government isn’t doing anything, so we’re going to do something,’” comments State Rep. Linda Waite-Simpson (D-Essex), Vermont’s foremost gun-control advocate. “Burlington’s trying to...
  • Shumlin unsure on enforcing certain firearm laws (VT)

    03/18/2013 12:30:44 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    rutlandherald.com ^ | 18 March, 2013 | NA
    Since the murder of 20 kindergarten students in Newtown, Conn., sparked a nationwide debate over firearms, Gov. Peter Shumlin has been unwavering in his opposition to any new Vermont laws aimed at restricting the rights of gun owners. “I just think you need a 50-state solution,” Shumlin said at a press conference last Thursday. “That’s not something that I feel any ambiguity about.” Could a new piece of information change his mind? At that same press conference, Shumlin was asked whether state and local police should be able to enforce federal gun laws that aren’t codified in Vermont statute. Federal...
  • Can Vt. afford health insurance for undocumented immigrants?

    01/17/2013 6:57:05 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    WCAX-TV 3 CBS ^ | Jan 17, 2013 | Kyle Midura
    MONTPELIER, Vt. - Vermont officials overseeing the state's transition to a single-payer health care system say providing health insurance to undocumented immigrants would not likely cost taxpayers much money. Lawmakers asked the Green Mountain Care Board to examine the costs of coverage for people who are here illegally. But officials say it's difficult to nail down a price tag because there are no firm numbers of how many undocumented people live in Vermont. It's estimated to be between 1,500 and 3,000. "But we did learn, I think, enough kind of useful facts about the demographics of the population and some...
  • Rhode Island professor Erik Loomis deletes his Twitter account; Update: What is he hiding?

    12/18/2012 12:54:03 PM PST · by george76 · 64 replies
    Twitchy ^ | December 18, 2012
    What do you do when you are an assistant professor at a public university and you’ve been caught red-handed retweeting a tweet advocating murder? If you’re University of Rhode Island professor Erik Loomis, you delete your entire Twitter account ... We’re glad he won’t be advocating violence on Twitter any longer. Hopefully, he will use the freed-up time to seek help from a mental health professional. * * * Update: What exactly is Loomis hiding? Before he deleted his Twitter account, we managed to make note of a few of his angrier tweets
  • Keep Your Guns Locked Up or Face Lawsuits(VT)

    12/06/2012 9:33:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 57 replies
    blogs.lawyers.com ^ | 6 December, 2012 | Michele Bowman
    If you don’t lock up your guns – or at least keep them unloaded – when you have guests, you could be sued when something goes wrong. One Vermont family is finding out just how horribly wrong things can go: They are being sued for wrongful death in the wake of an accidental shooting between two house guests, which left one of them dead. The suit alleges that the family was negligent, because the weapon involved in the incident was loaded, unsecured and belonged to a family member. Tragic Facts Jeffrey Charbonneau, 24, and his friend Nick Bell, 25, ran...
  • Obama Subverts the Rule of Law

    08/25/2012 5:17:59 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 4 replies
    Red State ^ | 17 August 2012 | Tom Fitton
    What started as a “top secret” Obama administration stealth initiative – illegal alien amnesty – has now become publicly and painfully obvious as millions of illegal aliens line-up to receive their “priority deferment.” Per immigration expert Mark Krikorian: What does President Barack Obama call a bill which has repeatedly failed in Congress? A law! The Department of Homeland Security yesterday began accepting applications for the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (DACA) amnesty program. The move will award renewable two-year grants of legal status, including work cards and Social Security numbers, to illegal aliens claiming to have arrived before their 16th...
  • Mennonite convicted of aiding ‘kidnapping’ for helping girl escape court-imposed lesbian ‘mother’

    08/16/2012 1:56:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 15, 2012 | MATTHEW CULLINAN HOFFMAN
    Lisa Miller and daughter Isabellea August 15, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Kenneth L. Miller, a Mennonite pastor who helped a little girl and her mother to flee the United States to escape the girl’s court-imposed lesbian “mother,” has been convicted on the charge of “aiding and abetting a parental kidnapping.” A Vermont jury returned the verdict yesterday after only four hours of deliberation. He is free while awaiting sentencing, which could bring a punishment of up to three years in prison.  Miller’s attorney, Joshua M. Autry, says he is considering an appeal. Following the verdict, lesbian Janet Jenkins filed a civil...
  • No charges against Vt. homeowner in intruder death

    06/22/2012 8:01:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    wtnh.com ^ | 19 June, 2012 | AP
    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont prosecutor says an Essex homeowner who stabbed to death an intruder found in his home in the middle of the night acted in self-defense and no charges will be filed. On Tuesday, Chittenden County State's Attorney T.J. Donovan released the results of his investigation into the June 1 incident at the home of 40-year-old Shawn Garrett.
  • Gunfire in Winooski when a resident takes on intruders(VT)

    06/14/2012 4:54:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    wcax.com ^ | 12 June, 2012 | Jennifer Reading
    WINOOSKI, Vt. - "I know they don't leave their door open like that late at night," Christine Cusson. Cusson watched as police swarmed her neighbors' home early Tuesday morning. She lives on River Street in Winooski with her young son. But a violent home invasion has her second guessing their safety. "It's pretty hard," she said. "It's scary." Police say at 1 a.m. Tuesday the tenants in an apartment heard a banging at the door. The male resident told police the woman standing outside was a stranger. She was looking for another man who occasionally stayed with the Winooski couple....
  • Jury finds Va. Tech negligent in '07 shootings

    03/14/2012 12:31:57 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 11 replies
    Google News ^ | 14 MAR 12 | By STEVE SZKOTAK, Associated Press
    Jury finds Va. Tech negligent in '07 shootings By STEVE SZKOTAK, Associated Press – 1 minute ago CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — A jury has found Virginia Tech negligent for delaying a campus warning of the first shootings in a 2007 campus massacre that left 33 dead. Jurors returned the verdict Wednesday in a wrongful death civil suit brought by the parents of two students who were killed on April 16, 2007, in the most deadly mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Jurors deliberated for 3 ˝ hours before awarding $4 million to each family, and the state immediately filed a...
  • Senators press to allow Syrians to stay in US amid violence in home country

    03/03/2012 1:09:21 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 03, 2012 | unattributed (AP?)
    Several Democratic senators are calling on the Obama administration to allow Syrians who are already in the United States to stay, at least temporarily, out of concern it would be "too dangerous" for them to return home. The senators want President Obama to invoke what's known as "temporary protected status" for thousands of Syrians in the U.S. The designation typically is given to foreign nationals whose home countries are beset by war or natural disaster and who could face harm should they return. The senators argued that Syrians in the U.S. are in just that kind of predicament, as Syrian...
  • State, local policies emerge on illegal immigrants

    12/11/2011 6:17:01 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Opelika Auburn News ^ | December 11, 2011 | LISA RATHKE | Associated Press
    MONTPELIER, Vt. - The two Mexican farmworkers were nervous. Seated in a pickup truck whose driver had been stopped for speeding on a Vermont highway, they didn't know what to expect from the state trooper. They'd heard of other farmworkers being detained or deported in the largely white state, whose $560 million dairy industry relies on Mexican farmhands like them. But one of the men also had been in a similar stop in New York and didn't get bothered.
  • Bernie Sanders’ New Bid to Overturn Citizens United Ruling

    12/09/2011 11:43:17 AM PST · by ropin71 · 6 replies
    In These Times ^ | FRIDAY DEC 9, 2011 | DANIEL HERTZ
    Bernie Sanders, Vermont’s independent senator and the only avowed socialist in the U.S. Senate, announced Thursday afternoon that he has officially proposed a constitutional amendment overturning the Supreme Court’s controversial Citizens United decision from 2010. (Sanders is also an occasional contributor to In These Times.) That ruling gutted a portion of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law, passed in 2002, which forbid electoral advertising by corporations, nonprofits and unions. Reactions to the decision mostly split along partisan lines, with Republicans calling it a blow for the First Amendment and Democrats predicting it would allow corporate influence to undermine the democratic process....
  • 2 people dead in shooting at VT (suspect is at large)

    12/08/2011 11:43:47 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 30 replies
    http://www.vt.edu/
  • No. 21 Clemson stuns No. 5 Virginia Tech 38-10

    12/03/2011 8:46:27 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 25 replies
    AP ^ | 2011-12-03
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tajh Boyd threw three touchdown passes and ran for another as No. 21 Clemson routed No. 5 Virginia Tech 38-10 Saturday night to win its first Atlantic Coast Conference championship in 20 years.
  • Vt. panel: 2 men might have faced discrimination

    12/02/2011 7:51:27 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | December 2, 2011 | The Associated Press
    MIDDLESEX, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Human Rights Commission says the two farmworkers stopped in September by a state police trooper who turned out to be illegal immigrants may have been victims of racial discrimination.
  • No. 6 Virginia Tech shuts down No. 24 UVa, 38-0

    11/26/2011 8:45:46 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 7 replies
    AP ^ | 2011-11-26 | Hank Kurz Jr.
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - All week long, the chatter about Virginia being on the rise left out an important fact in the mind of Virginia Tech's players: They were still the best in the commonwealth until proven otherwise. The No. 6 Hokies showed they were tops Saturday night, blanking the No. 24 Cavaliers 38-0, their first shutout loss at home in 172 games - since a 55-0 defeat to Clemson on Sept. 8, 1984.
  • Attempted burglary raises self-defense issue(VT)

    11/21/2011 10:46:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 48 replies · 1+ views
    rutlandherald.com ^ | 20 November, 2011 | Brent Curtis
    When Patricia Billings fired a handgun at an intruder reportedly breaking through her bedroom window in Rutland Town last week, the legal ramifications were probably the furthest thing from her mind. “No one thinks of self-defense law when they’re in a dangerous incident,” said Michele Martinez Campbell, an associate professor at Vermont Law School. “When you’re in harm’s way, you do what you have to do.” In Billings’ case, police say the 49-year-old fired three rounds from a handgun at a man trying to enter her home on Tuesday. The intruder fled the property on Quarterline Road leaving behind no...
  • Vermont enforce new immigration policy

    11/05/2011 10:11:07 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 15 replies
    KPLC-TV ^ | Nov 05, 2011 | KPLC-TV
    BURLINGTON, VT (WPTZ/CNN) - Vermont's governor has released a new immigration policy for state police, which is being dubbed the "look the other way" policy. Gov. Peter Shumlin says state troopers should not try to arrest people just for being in the U.S. illegally. Back in September, a state trooper made a routine traffic stop and asked one of the passengers his immigration status. He suspected that person of being an illegal immigrant and called Customs and Borders Patrol, who arrested the man. The arrest sparked protests from the migrant worker community, who says the trooper should never have asked...
  • VT. Gov. Wants Police Directive on Migrant Workers ( basically ignore them)

    09/16/2011 9:22:25 AM PDT · by lost in the snow · 1 replies
    WPTZ ^ | 9/16/2011 | WPTZ video
    Shumlin Says State Policy Is To "Look The Other Way" POSTED: 8:27 am EDT September 16, 2011 UPDATED: 11:00 am EDT September 16, 2011 Gov. Peter Shumlin clarified his position Thursday after ordering an immediate investigation into State Police handling of a routine traffic stop on I-89 earlier in the week, one that sparked protest and the detention of two migrant farm workers from Mexico. Read more: http://www.wptz.com/video/29203802/detail.html#ixzz1Y8HQrAAS
  • Feds to return 130 antique guns to Vt. dealer

    09/06/2011 7:24:43 PM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    chron.com ^ | 5 September, 2011 | AP
    ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — The federal government is planning to return 130 antique guns seized from a St. Johnsbury gun dealer who once owned firearm that was later used in a Boston killing.
  • Vermont Senator Sanders Weighs 2012 Challenge

    08/01/2011 9:36:48 PM PDT · by Patrick1 · 20 replies
    The Tatler ^ | 8/1/2011 | Belladonna Rogers
    “Well, at this point I have not,” Sanders said. “But I am now giving thought to doing it. You know, I think you know the names out there as well as I do. And I think the American people have got to be engaged. It’s not just me or anybody else here in Washington. There are a lot of smart honest progressive people who I think can be good presidents.”Sanders said such a challenge was necessary since in his estimation, the president had begun to take his position as the party leader for granted. And I think one of the...
  • anyone in Maine know about Scott D'Amboise?

    07/06/2011 8:52:37 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 4 replies
    ma self | 7-6-11 | wobbly bob
    I got a request for $ in the mail ,but want to know from people who live there if he's a real conservative or just another Scott Brown establishment RINO before I send a check. His solicitiation claims he's a "tea party republican", but lately they all do. I'm in MN and never lived in Maine nor do I follow Maine politics. (I did like The D'Amboise Dukes when Ted Nugent played with them.)
  • Feds won't give assurance on medical pot

    07/01/2011 4:11:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 52 replies
    AP ^ | July 01, 2011 | BETH DeFALCO
    The U.S. Justice Department says that marijuana dispensaries and licensed growers in states with medical marijuana laws could face prosecution for violating federal drug and money-laundering laws... Deputy Attorney General James Cole said a 2009 memo by then-Deputy Attorney General David Ogden did not give states cover from prosecution. Starting in February, 10 U.S. attorney's offices have asserted they have the authority to prosecute medical marijuana dispensaries and licensed growers in states with medical marijuana laws. Prosecutors, the states complained, are not even willing to declare that state employees who implement such laws are immune from prosecution.
  • UPDATE: US High Court Strikes Down Limits On Data Mining Of Drug Records

    06/23/2011 11:46:52 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 10 replies
    Wall St Journal ^ | JUNE 23, 2011, | Brent Kendall
    WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)--The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a Vermont law that barred the sale of doctors' prescription data to drug companies, ruling the law interfered with the pharmaceutical industry's First Amendment right to market its products. Data companies such as IMS Health Inc. gather information from pharmacies on which medicines doctors are prescribing and how often. Drug makers buy the data, using it to refine their marketing pitches and measure which salespeople are the most effective. A 2007 Vermont law effectively banned the practice in the state. It said data-mining companies can't sell the prescription information for marketing...
  • For Michele Bachmann, A Pattern of Getting Facts Wrong [makes Palin look like Count Metternich]

    03/12/2011 9:38:34 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 51 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/12/11 9:48 PM EST | By JONATHAN MARTIN & KENDRA MARR
    MANCHESTER, N.H. — Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s suggestion Saturday that the Revolutionary War began in Concord, N.H., rather than Lexington and Concord, Mass., marks the third time in recent months that the potential GOP presidential hopeful has committed a puzzling gaffe about history and current affairs. Making her first trek to New Hampshire as a 2012 prospect, Bachmann told a GOP crowd in Manchester: “You’re the state where the shot was heard around the world at Lexington and Concord.” The Revolutionary War began, not in New Hampshire’s capital, but in the famous two towns more than 50 miles away in...
  • Vt. Soldier Wounded by "Friendly Fire"

    09/26/2010 6:58:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    WCAX ^ | September 26, 2010
    A soldier from the Northeast Kingdom is recovering after being shot in Afghanistan. Twenty-seven year-old Patrick McElroy was hit by friendly fire on Friday according to his parents. He was shot once in the leg and once in the abdomen. The East Barnet native is being treated at a military hospital in Germany and is expected to be transferred to Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington D.C. later this week. His parents say a full recovery is expected. McElroy has a wife and two young children.
  • List of States with Primaries Today (vanity)

    08/24/2010 6:07:19 AM PDT · by November 2010 · 1 replies
    November 2010 | August 24, 2010 | November 2010
    Tuesday 24 August 2010 Alaska - Primary Arizona - Primary Florida - Primary Oklahoma - Runoff (US House CD 2-R, CD 5-R, Ins Comm-R) Vermont - Primary
  • US backs off plan to take Vt. farm for border port (seizing a dairy farmer's land)

    06/03/2010 2:24:15 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 13 replies · 680+ views
    hosted ^ | Jun 3
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Score one for David. Goliath decided it just wasn't worth the fight. The federal government has decided to close a tiny U.S.-Canada border station rather than push ahead with a controversial plan to expand it by seizing a dairy farmer's land, officials announced Thursday.
  • Sen. Bernnie Sanders: Deregulation Lead To Financial Crisis And BP Oil Disaster

    05/27/2010 10:10:21 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies · 287+ views
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | May 27,2010 | annem040359
    Welcome to the SILLY SEASON, called MID-TERM ELECTION DAY POLITICS. Even Senator Bernnie Sanders, I/VT gets face time in this video.
  • Republican Len Britton Has a Winner With First Ad Aimed at Far Left Dem Pat Leahey

    05/17/2010 10:44:12 AM PDT · by curth · 4 replies · 478+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Sunday, May 16, 2010 | Jim Hoft
    Republican Len Britton has a real winner with his first short video spot. Britton focuses on voter disgust with Washington’s record spending and debt. Len Britton is running against far left liberal Patrick Leahy. This ad really nails voter disgust with the out of touch Washington progressive socialists. United States Senate candidate Len Britton kicks off his campaign ad season with the witty and entertaining short video Get A Paper Route, Billy. Filmed in rural Vermont, the minute and thirty second spot highlights the national debt crisis with down home Yankee humor.
  • Drawing A Line In The Sand, Up In Vermont

    05/17/2010 9:28:09 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies · 316+ views
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | May 17, 2010 | annem040359
    Up in northern Vermont, Franklin, Vermont, there is a red brick house which is located in a rural back road area, in which, heavy traffic would be considered having three cars an hour passing on by. That rural bucolic setting of farm houses, silos, and sugar maples has become the focus of a very bitter dispute between Homeland Security who do believe that it needs to secure that border to protect the nation against terrorists who could bring in lethal weapons and an American farm family that need the land to feed their dairy cows hay.
  • (JMU - Virginia) Crowded off-campus party degenerates into 'war zone'

    04/13/2010 12:33:35 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 18 replies · 1,322+ views
    HARRISONBURG, VA. -- The bottle caps, broken glass and empty plastic cups littering a neighborhood near James Madison University's campus suggested that the events of Saturday afternoon were nothing more than a kegger gone bad. But those who witnessed the party-turned-riot recalled chaos so out of character for this Shenandoah Valley town that by Monday afternoon, it still had the power to amaze. "When you are setting off tear gas and people still aren't leaving, you know it's bad," recalled Lt. Kurt Boshart of the Harrisonburg Police Department. "It was really bad." Each semester, James Madison students organize a huge...
  • EDITORIAL: Academic malpractice--Senators protect turf while killing student-loan business

    02/17/2010 7:50:13 PM PST · by jazusamo · 5 replies · 371+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | February 18, 2010 | Editorial
    In the recent annals of senatorial vote-buying, there have been the Cornhusker Kickback and the Louisiana Purchase. Now make way for the Bismarck Earmark. Sen. Kent Conrad, North Dakota Democrat, seems to be demanding a sop for the Bank of North Dakota to guarantee his support for President Obama's proposed federal takeover of the entire student-loan industry, known as the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act. The senator is willing to impose this awful idea on the rest of the country so long as North Dakota's own program is spared. Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, Vermont Democrat, is seeking additional exemptions,...
  • Sanders: Insurance, Drug Companies Will Make Out Like Bandits (MSNBC Hosts Have A Crush On Bernie)

    12/22/2009 8:42:46 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 16 replies · 668+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Dec.2,'09 | MorningJoe
    Dec 22: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) says insurance and drug lobbyists won the health care debate and that Congress will need to revisit the plan, as it is not sustainable. Video MSNBC/Sanders InterviewClick on Bernie Sanders
  • Concealed carry couldn't have saved lives at Virginia Tech (A poorly argued article)

    12/07/2009 10:55:55 AM PST · by greatdefender · 27 replies · 865+ views
    Rocky Mountain Collegian ^ | 12/7/2009 | John O. Woods
    I am a representative in student government at the University of Texas at Austin. I'm also uniquely positioned to discuss the issue of firearms and classrooms as an alumnus of Virginia Tech. I was there in 2007 when the shooting happened, and I lost the girl I love. In no way was that tragedy the fault of those licensed to carry concealed handguns. With that said, our tragedy has been used by proponents of a "guns everywhere" policy to push a political agenda. I cannot speak to the decision of CSU's Associated Students or their reasons for voting the way...
  • Free Republic's Rino Free America Project

    12/02/2009 10:31:56 PM PST · by Freedom2specul8 · 403 replies · 7,366+ views
    December 3, 2009 | several
    Recently Jim Robinson posted two threads declaring Free Republic’s determination to see Conservatives elected and ousting Rino's from government. Jim and a great many Freepers believe that we need to take back control. But the RNC is not hearing us. Activism is called for NOW. 2010 is nearing and we need Conservative candidates to run. The time is ripe and people are ready for another 1994 type election. But we need to make the RNC hear us loud and clear. This is the Rino Free America Project. Get involved. Make them listen. Write a letter and MAIL it. Republican...