We hope you enjoy this interview with Brandie Starr, candidate for Brattleboro Selectboard.
Which seat are you running for, and why do you want to be on the Selectboard?
I am running for a one year seat on the Selectboard, and I am running because I want an opportunity to be involved in decisions and policies that effect my town and my community members; myself and my family included.
Give us your stump speech/qualifications...
First and foremost I bring to the table a passion for this town and for the people in it, as well as a passion for being involved in the betterment of our area, our nation, and ourselves as a whole. Alongside my passions, I bring an ability to listen, a willingness to learn, and the sense to "ask an expert" when I am unsure. I am employed by a bank, so while I do not work directly with the finance dept., I have for the better part of the last nine years been an attendee at board meetings, and seen the drafting of a budget behind the scenes, including the various methodologies and dynamics that go into such work. I have seen the counter arguments, and compromise.
Rumor has it a new president is being sworn in. I believe his name is Donald Trump.
Here's some space for you to opine, praise, vent, or otherwise comment on this solemn tradition of our great nation.
From noon to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, there will be a SIster Vigil at Pliny Park, at Main and High Streets in Brattleboro, to stand in solildarity with marchers in Washington, D.C. -- and all over the world (https://www.womensmarch.com/sisters).
There may be many people in the area who would like to join the Women's March but will be staying here for whatever reason. This vigil is for them -- for us.
I am circulating a petition to get a positive question on the Brattleboro Town Meeting Warning for a March vote. In short, it provides a chance for Brattleboro to say we have our standards and values and we will live up to them regardless of what happens in Washington.
Please use the link below to download a copy of the petition, sign it (and maybe get a couple of signatures from folks in your household) and return in to the Brattleboro Town Clerk by Thursday, Jan. 19. Or you can stop in at Everyone's Books on Elliot Street and sign the copy on their counter.
Petitions for Brattleboro Town and Town School District Officers and Town Meeting Members are now available at the Town Clerk’s office. Town elections will be Tuesday, March 7, and the Annual Representatives Town Meeting, Saturday, March 25.
Petitions for Town Officers must contain at least 30 valid signatures of registered Brattleboro voters and be filed in the clerk’s office no later than 5:00 P.M. on Monday, January 30 in order to have their name placed on the ballot.
Every single claim Trump made to the American people that we would benefit from his "outsider" status and intentions to "drain the swap" in D.C. of corporate abuse, lobbyists and greed has been a lie. Under his leadership, the interests of Americans will be replaced with those of self-serving billionaires and corporations.
“Washington Republicans are plotting a war on seniors,” (Sen. Charles Schumer incoming Senate minority leader.)
President-elect Donald Trump reassured voters during his political campaign that he would protect Medicare, Social Security and other popular federal assistance programs.
However, in tapping Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) to be his Health and Human Services secretary, he has elevated
one of the most aggressive proponents of dramatically overhauling the government safety net for seniors and low-income Americans, a long-held conservative goal.
I was very wrong about this election. I started saying "It's going to be Hillary" back in June and I said it so many times, I started to believe it myself. Clinton had it in the bag, a done deal. I couldn't imagine a scenario in which Trump could win, given all the negative stories about him and the number of people who seemed to hate him. And then Trump got out to an early lead and stayed there. I was confused at first, and almost as incredulous as the PBS News Hour staff at midnight on Election Day -- where were those big piles of Hillary votes that were going to drop in at the last minute to save the day? They just weren't there. All the same, I bravely went to bed shortly after 1 AM thinking, when I wake up, maybe it'll be different -- or at least, I'll be better able to deal with it. But, when I woke up very early the next morning, my partner in crime, who had stayed up to see the final results, muttered sleepily, "President Trump," and I knew the unimaginable had happened. Donald Trump, President of the United States. Even now, it feels weird to type it.
The attached jpg file documents inexplicable anomalies between the presidential election results and exit polls, based on screen shots of news broadcasts taken election night by Jonathan Simon of Code Red.
According to the exit polls, which were conducted by Edison Research for the National Election Pool, a consortium of ABC News, The Associated Press, CBSNews, CNN, Fox News and NBC News, Clinton won four key battleground states (NC, PA, WI, and FL) in the 2016 Presidential Election that she went on to lose in the computerized vote counts. With these states Clinton would have won the Electoral College with a count of 302 versus 205 for Trump. Clinton also won the national exit poll by 3.2%, according to the exit polls, but only received a narrow lead in the reported vote count.
The US has elected Donald Trump.
Total turnout today for elections in Brattleboro was 69%, or 6005 of 8701 possible voters.
Hillary Clinton - 4347
Rocky De La Fuente - 9
Gary Johnson - 95
Jill Stein - 236
Gloria Lariva - 6
Donald Trump - 858
"Marijuana Roadside Test" video is now on youtube for your viewing convenience, featuring VT candidate for U.S. Senator, Cris Ericson.
I know I’m being paranoid; I think I’m being selfish; I’m probably being delusional.
Donald Trump, with his casual denial of climate change is putting the whole earth’s population in danger of extinction in less than a century.
Hillary Clinton, with her love of conflict and war is putting a significant portion of earth’s population in danger of extinction from the results of nuclear war in the immediate future.
New evidence has emerged of crooked Hillary's untrustworthiness.
This election is like opening a box of Cracker Jacks.
God only knows what Trump might do.
I take that back, God doesn’t know, and neither does Trump.
In the contradictory and bizarre word salads Trump serves up he is liable to say just about anything. In his speeches and tweets, he often starts with “a lot of people say,” followed by looney tunes claims and ending with, “you can look it up on the Internet.
However, I don’t believe he’d lead us to war.
With less than four days to go until Election Day, now seems like a good time to get our predictions in as to who the winner will be. Which of the two dubious candidates placed before us for our consideration will be the next president?
Will it be the evil Donald Trump, hated by the media and good people everywhere? Or will it be the beleaguered anti-Trump Hillary Clinton? I know who I think it will be and will post my prediction below.
Who do you think will win the American presidency — and why do you think that?
U.S. Marijuana Party candidate, Cris Ericson, running for United States Senator, speaks for ten minutes on SAPA TV, Channel 10 in Springfield, Vermont on the subject of a fair marijuana roadside test and race track.
Thursday, November 3, 2016 11:06 PM Cris Ericson - Roadside Marijuana Testing
Friday, November 4, 2016 7:45 AM Cris Ericson - Roadside Marijuana Testing
Saturday, November 5, 2016 3:15 PM Cris Ericson - Roadside Marijuana Testing
The story points out a couple of times that it is not known what is in those emails. Nor how many there are. Here's another article I pulled off the net on Huma Abedin.
Should we assume that Abedin was sharing a computer with Weiner? Given that Abedin was the closest advisor to the Secretary of State would she share a computer even with her husband? If they had their own computers is it possible that Weiner knew his wife's password and stole the emails? Could he be the kind of guy that wanted something that he could use to blackmail for protection?
Windham Co. State Senate Candidates Forum
October 28, 2016
Pre Election Event with Bernie Sanders today, Saturday, 10/29
Doors open at 2:00.
Brattleboro Union High School, Fairground Rd.
Come meet local and statewide candidates including Sue Minter, David Zuckerman, Becca Balint, TJ Donovan, John Moran, Mike Mrowicki, David Deen and Mollie Burke and others.