Archive for February, 2017

Is the state trying to pass a secret tax?

Tax time concept with sign post under blue sky

As you can see from the linked article of, as reported by Micheal Bielawsky, the legislature is still trying to find more ways to tax Vermonters. Reducing our carbon foot print will reduce global warming, we don’t need more taxes and less control to do this. Read below, let us know your thoughts.

Vermont cap-and-trade bill looks a lot like a carbon tax, observers say

FLOTUS, promotes, peace, forgiveness and love at Rally

Below is a link to FLOTUS Mrs. Melania Trump introducing the President at a Rally in Florida. She opens with the Lords prayer. When was the last time you saw this? What are your thoughts? Are you familiar with the Great Books, of which Western Civilization is based? We encourage you to read and study.




by · February 23, 2017 · 0 comments · Commentary, Education, Sage Advice

Want a $416 tax reduction for every man woman and child in Vermont?

That’s the savings 47 states before us saw when they adopted an ethic commission. You’ll also note the highest grade in 2012 was a C, brought in by Alaska, the lowest graded state was Michigan.

Ethics is about knowing where the money is coming and going, knowing where you politicians are coming an going. See these fine reports from Vermont Digger outlining the savings.

Expert says ethics commission could save millions


by · February 23, 2017 · 0 comments · Ethics, Taxes

Is learning proper English actually racist?

You’ll see this report from Breitbart news where Washington University is claiming using or requiring students to use proper grammar is racist.  Perhaps this show how poorly our school systems are doing? Harvard class of 2102, taking introduction to Congress were under the impression that cheating was acceptable? 125 students in the class were caught cheating on a test. 42% of the student body was cheating on homework according to their own survey. Is this the standard of excellence we strive for? On a college level? Give us your thought

by · February 23, 2017 · 0 comments · Commentary, Education, Uncategorized

Youth look toward Comedy to get information about world events

Comedy and comedy news shows are extremely funny. As we all know comedy often has a kernel of truth, sometimes the kernel is a nugget of gold. But when does comedy cross the line? Can it? We have to know the difference between comedy, actual truths and propaganda used to tear down people doing good works. Steve Harvey is a classic example, and it’s terribly humorous on some levels. But people weren’t making fun of him before he stepped up to assist the inner cities. So timing is critical to humor, it’s fresh it’s relevant. But is it serving other purposes? You be the judge. First I’ll give the comedy skit. Then what Steve Harvey is doing to help those less fortunate in our country. We’d love to hear your thoughts and comments.

Why some people consider CNN faux news – Steve Harvey Crucified

Below is a clip of what Steve Harvey does for the children of the inner cities. It’s a wonderful program, where in two weeks he solves problems the Chicago school system can’t in 12 years. The whole family is on a wonderful track a year later.


Here is what CNN said about Steve Harvey and his decision to help our country transform our inner cities.  Apparently he is a mediocre Negro. My personal opinion is I’ve seldom seen such inaccurate and racist reporting. Let us know what you think in viewing these two clips.

Maxine Grad speaks about Ethics

Dear Representatives,


We’d like to get your thoughts on ethics in Vermont government? What is your take on the situation? IT NEEDS SERIOUS ATTENTION.


If you’d care to elaborate we’d happily pass it on to our readers.


by · February 8, 2017 · 0 comments · Commentary, Education, Ethics

Vermonts Last Report Card in Ethics D-

Please follow the link for more detailed information. As you know to have an average of D-, means you must have many, many F’s on your report card. We are finding the representatives do not know, believe or think Vermont earned a D-.

Condos public posting on Ethics

When we contacted our Secretary of State he was quick to respond and provided some commentary he’s put out across the state, we’ll have more posted this week. See below.

An Independent Ethics Commission IS STILL Needed!

By Jim Condos, Vermont’s Secretary of State

 The Vermont Constitution (Chapter 1, Article 6) demands that our elected officials are open, transparent, and accountable. The authors understood how transparency in government is the very basis of trust. State statute also demands access and accountability:

by · February 7, 2017 · 0 comments · Education, Uncategorized

Condos speaks out on Vermont Ethics

Jim Condos was very quick to respond to our questions, of which are below, not only responsive but a sense of humor.

Hi Neil…

As you know I have been very outspoken on Ethics and Transparency in Gov’t .

Attached are 3 op eds I had submitted (Jan 2017, June 2016, and May 2015)

Your questions…  My answers in red.