March 8, 2017 at 2:09 am #51472
Today was Town Meeting day in Vermont where budgets, elections of local officials, and other town business is conducted. The Mayor of Rutland who struck the deal to bring Syrian refugees to the city without consulting the residents of Rutland was voted out of office. Trump effectively shut the program down after the 1st two families arrived, but the people didn’t forget his arrogance. There is some justice in the world. He had been mayor for 10 years. What happens in Rutland affects the whole region, so folks are likely celebrating his loss far beyond the city boundaries. I know I am.
March 8, 2017 at 2:16 am #51474
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Good job, this needs to happen everywhere in the country. It is time.March 8, 2017 at 2:40 am #51475
Disregard the first three seconds – it’s the last two seconds that count.
"Ye hear of wars in far countries, and you say that there will soon be great wars in far countries, but ye know not the hearts of men in your own land."
March 8, 2017 at 4:43 am #51477
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A number of college students are going to get payback for disrupting a Charles Murray appearance at Middlebury College Vt. One of the woman profs was injured escorting him to the stage. Everything is on video. Disturbing the peace. $1000 fine or jail time?
As Murray put it “into the middle of a mob”.
March 8, 2017 at 10:29 pm #51486
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I hope they get the jail time , AND a forced rectum enlargement by their cell mates .March 9, 2017 at 11:24 am #51487
Middlebury is a school with the best of everything and is located in a perfect setting. The students have enormous privilege relative to the average young person, and they apparently think they are the only ones entitled to an opinion. The college has a huge campus adjacent to the downtown and dominates the community. Every now and then my wife and I like to walk around the downtown area, maybe do a little shopping, and go to a brew pub type restaurant there.
What happened at Middlebury is happening nationwide and so they are not unique in any way, but students like this will be woefully unprepared for the real world when they graduate. Yesterday in our local paper there were a lot of student statements about the riot, and for the most part they aren’t getting it. A couple did, but others think the risk of letting “dangerous” conservatives speak outweighs their right to free speech.
March 9, 2017 at 6:03 pm #51489
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for the most part they aren’t getting it. A couple did, but others think the risk of letting “dangerous” conservatives speak outweighs their right to free speech.
That is truly frightening – they vote and they’re reproducing. I’m very happy to be the age I am – closer to leaving the scene of the impending catastrophic accident (green lights all four directions, and no common sense).
On second thought, why don’t you and your wife just go down to the campus in overcoats with hidden signs underneath that say “CONSERVATIVE AND ARMED!”. Throw open your overcoats like a flasher, and yell “BOO!!!!” at them. That ought to put them out of commission for at least a month. If you time that for a week before finals, you might be able to render the current senior class incapable of graduating.
By the way – Rutland made national news with their [sarc/ON] unconscionable removal of that compassionate mayor [sarc/OFF].
"Ye hear of wars in far countries, and you say that there will soon be great wars in far countries, but ye know not the hearts of men in your own land."March 9, 2017 at 6:33 pm #51492
Cry, "Treason!"March 10, 2017 at 2:36 am #51495
L Tecolote, I read the article you posted. Absolutely the local paper was all for the soon to be former mayor. The editor of the paper is to the left of Bernie Sanders. The pro-refugee people got endless good press and the anti-refugee crowd was demonized in all the usual ways. That the mayor lost over this issue in a liberal State like this says far more than the liberals want to admit. Living in a echo chamber of like-minded souls as they do, when they lose an election like this they don’t understand what happened.March 11, 2017 at 4:43 pm #51501
If it weren’t so sad it would be funny, but the local paper has been pushing the narrative that the mayor wasn’t soundly trounced because of the Syrian refugee program but rather on account of a feud he has with the fire dept. They admit that a few xenophobes and racists didn’t vote for him on account of the refugee program but are sticking to the agenda that the residents of Rutland are mostly behind welcoming refugees and that the community will be improved by the diversity they represent. They can’t bring themselves to admit that a big chunk of the folks in Rutland objected to the refugee program and voted against him for that reason. Yes the fire dept contingent helped vote him out, but that issue affects but a small segment of the population compared to the whole city being impacted by the refugees.March 12, 2017 at 11:25 am #51506
‘In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin.
But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American… There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag… We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language… And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.’
Theodore Roosevelt 1907March 12, 2017 at 1:29 pm #51507
Tolik, he was one of my favorite presidents but the days of Teddy Roosevelt are long gone. It won’t be long before the social justice warriors start demanding he be erased from history too.
As an aside, if you ever find yourself in Oyster Bay, Long Island (which is pretty close in to NYC on the north shore), go visit Sagamore Hill, Teddy’s home. It is run by the National Park Service and is unlike any other historical home I’ve ever been in. It is full of stuffed animals and related items from his hunting trips and safaris.
Meanwhile the official mantra of the left is that adding Muslim refugees to Rutland (and every other struggling community they’re being dumped into) is that they will bring the diversity we so desperately need if we want young families to come here to work and raise their families. Young people don’t like living amongst a lot of white people we are told. Though the program was halted after the 1st two families, it could well be resurrected again if another administration opens the refugee spigot again. Trump cut Obama’s plan in half. Hillary wanted to double it.March 12, 2017 at 2:36 pm #51508
I dont think the Socialist Jerkoff Whiners are the problem , I think its the “Swamp ” . If we could drain the swamp , then Nationalism would be able to go full steam ahead, which its probably ver ready to . We are seeing nationalism rapidly gaining strength all over the world , people are getting sick of the left . Its very possible that the revolution has started , thats why the media is in such a panic , people have their number . Why the swamp is crapping their pants . Like the Tsar in 1917 , he could see the ball rolling , and couldnt stop it . In this case , the ball is rolling in from the right . The SJWs will have to sit down and shut up , or be smacked down . Plenty of fed up common people ready to give the smacking .March 12, 2017 at 3:58 pm #51509
It won’t be long before the social justice warriors start demanding he be erased from history too. … [G]o visit Sagamore Hill, Teddy’s home. It is run by the National Park Service and is unlike any other historical home I’ve ever been in. It is full of stuffed animals and related items from his hunting trips and safaris.
Well, there you go! If the Confederate flag can be erased from history, SURELY the trophies of hunting poor defenseless animals MUST be removed from any glorification paid for by tax dollars! Oh, the horror! [sarc/OFF]
"Ye hear of wars in far countries, and you say that there will soon be great wars in far countries, but ye know not the hearts of men in your own land."March 12, 2017 at 5:39 pm #51510
It is a fact the Demorats are afraid the Russians will drain the Byzantine BosNyWash Swamp of the Lib Scum and help Trumpublicans in the most efficient way possible. By nuclear mole, 20 megaton nuke Emp or bird flu epidemic. The coast would be toast. Historically I can say great disasters are the quickest way to produce sudden irrevocable change. And if President Trump just happens to be visiting an elementary school at Cheyanne Mountain, well it would help reset the deep state to values of the heartland of America. As the civil war atmosphere grows more virulent political groups tend to seek radical solutions to those intractable problems of money social justice and class warfare. They run out of other people’s money to spend. The poor look for holes, the rich bunker up.
Oh those poor defenseless animals … Bound for extinction.
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