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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Tuesday Deadline Linkdump

Lots and lots for you today, to make up for my lax blogging these past couple weeks. Believe it or not, our office is STILL under construction. I move tomorrow! I'd show pictures, but my camera's busted. Drat.

• Gay gun nut Jeff Soyer of Alphecca is upset that Republican Rep. Kevin Mullin from Rutland has introduced a bill to ban trans-fats. Jeff doesn't like the government telling him what to do.

Vermont's Republicans, he says, are acting "like a bunch of limp-wristed leftists who need to control-freak everyone's lives." Um, isn't "limp-wristed leftists" supposed to be, like, an anti-gay slur?

"This state needs a serious shot of testosterone in the Capital, with men who still act like men," writes the GGN, adding, "Ironic, isn't it? It takes someone like me to point that out."

Don't know about ironic, but it's something alright.

• Jeff at Midnight Modern Conversation made this short film of clouds drifting across the top of Mount Abe. I really enjoy his photography, and am glad to see him branching out into video.

Steve Mermelstein is not a fan of Burlington's new no-idling ordinance.

• Bill Simmon is blogging his many adventures at South By Southwest in Austin, TX on Candleblog. I spotlighted one of his posts this week for my "weekly post" column on the letters to the editor page. It wasn't the one where he was blogging drunk, though.

• Librarian blogger Jessamyn West is in Australia this week. "Today we already got to see a wild emu, a kangaroo carcass on the beach, a weird lizard and a whole lot of beach/ocean/shells/surf," she writes.

• Another Vermont blogger meetup — I had no idea this one was going on. We gotta coordinate better.

Caleb Daniloff offers a prelude commentary to tonight's "Death with Dignity" Switchboard on VPR.

• It's almost spring. Time again to count the piglets at Sugar Mountain Farm.

• Senator Bill Doyle has posted responses to his Town Meeting Day Survey on his blog. Not surprisingly, people are pissed off about property taxes and school funding. Interesting that two of the three comments on wind turbines are for them, while one is for wind turbines only on specific sites. So in other words, also in favor of wind turbines.

March 13, 2007 at 11:48 AM in VT Blogs | Permalink


& Dang!
The OP was one of my old haunts back when I lived in the "big city"

Posted by: pippi | Mar 13, 2007 4:45:30 PM

…Just back from a “dry-run” on McClure Seven. Poopsie is 80-90 percent effaced and 3 centimeters dilated. What else would I do at a time like this but blog between contractions?

This will be my last post before the birth of our little girl. An EZTO exclusive! Thanks to Cathy for letting me couch surf here in link-dump land while BurlingtonPol's in intermission.

It's gonna be a long night.

Posted by: Haik Bedrosian | Mar 13, 2007 11:40:31 PM

Hope everything turns out well, Haik. Good luck.

Posted by: cresmer | Mar 14, 2007 9:11:51 AM

I can't tell you how much I love Jeff Soyer. He cracks me up.

By the way, Haik's wife had the baby this morning. My husband works with him, so I got the scoop. Wife and baby girl are well.

Posted by: Charity | Mar 14, 2007 10:59:32 AM

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