Tag Archives: Political pontificating


By | February 20, 2019

Vermont’s not doing much, election-wise, in 2019. We’ve got select board and school board voting and we’ve got to vote on town and school budgets, but this isn’t really a “wallpaper the area with campaign signs” year. That said, there’re a few signs still up from last fall’s election cycle here and there around town, and Carole and… Read More »

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*What* societal gun violence problem?

By | July 10, 2017

Seen at Burlington International Airport today: I don’t know if it adds anything to the story to mention that I was wearing a Virginia Tech t-shirt at the time. But other than my snarky title for this post, words more or less fail me.  

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Regarding Trump: Words fail me

By | January 29, 2017

As far as I can tell, I’m the only person (or close to it) in my Facebook circle of friends who isn’t venting spleen about Trump and his deranged, totalitarian antics. It’s not that I’m not disgusted and/or worried sick. I am. It’s just that my brain literally can’t make sense of how so many people still support Trump.… Read More »

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Bidding Farewell to the Circus

By | January 15, 2017

Parenthetically, I won’t miss the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey circus. I believe I last went to a circus in Blacksburg in 1978 or so. I have the vague idea that they set up behind Gables Shopping Center, but won’t swear to it. In any event, despite the tradition of the circus, I’m much more interested in animal… Read More »

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Grand Guignol a la Trump

By | June 21, 2016

I am fairly disinclined to take part in political mudslinging in social media, but the news from the Trump campaign in the last 24 hours inclines me to a bit of fascinated notice, in a slowing-down-to-watch-the-trainwreck way. Trump has literally almost no money in his campaign account. Trump has only 30 staffers in his entire campaign. He’s run… Read More »

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