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TUESDAY'S HUM (6-6-6)

LION, NO ZION
So a man climbs ( this isn't a joke ) into a lion's enclosure at a Kiev zoo and starts shouting at the lions. He reportedly shouted, 'God will save me, if he exists.' God didn't show up and the man was killed quickly by one of the lions.
The next time you think you're crazy, think again.

DUNNE RUN
Walk through the University Mall in South Burlington and ask shoppers and strollers who Vermont's Lieutenant Governor is and most people from the area will guess correctly. Brian Dubie. Ask people in the mall who John Tracy is and some will know, some won't. Comments such as, " hmmm, sounds familiar", and " He's a politician, right?" abound. Ask them who Matt Dunne is and maybe they'll tell you he's a mystery writer. No, that's Matt's wife. Matt is a state senator from Windsor and he's facing off against Tracy in the democratic primary, with the winner being awarded the not so easy task of unseating Lieutenant Governor Dubie. Here's the Dunne file:
  • Matt lives on a farm in Hartland where he grew up.
  • Matt's wife is not a native Vermonter; she grew up on Long Island and went to Middlebury College.
  • B.A from Brown University
  • National director of Americorps/Vista for 2 years
  • 4 term state rep for Hartland, first elected at age 22.
  • Founding board member of the Vermont Film Commission.
  • Years of public service and volunteer work.
In the next week or so, we'll have a different look at Mr. Dunne. How he stands on specific issues. Stay tuned.

FIVE CORNERS UPDATE
Got a tip from an insider that the Essex Junction Five Corners Light was going to be a doozy on Sunday. Something about a village official being pissed off. So I was prepared. I got to the light, put my Festiva in park, got into a waiting limo and sped off toward Burlington. I was able to have a nice dinner at the Ice House, attend the Dianne Reeves show, spend a wild night at the Midtown Motel and still make it back to the light the next morning before it turned green. The other idlers at the intersection looked well-rested; they apparently enjoyed a wonderful 10 hour sleep while waiting. We all made out just fine!

11 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's a "Hum" about Mr. Tarrant's unethical campaign behavior that was not mentioned in today's "Hum." Odum did a story about push polling that was followed up by VDB: Read it Here.

1:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, the story makes it pretty clear that no one knows who's behind the polling, if it actually took place.

Tracy's entry into the lt. gov. race makes things interesting. Dubie will still win, but it will be interesting to hear what Dunne and Tracy have to say about each other first.

1:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually nuthin' my fellow "Anonymous" The title of the piece is:

VT GOP and/or Tarrant Campaign Conducting Unethical "Push Polls" Using Controversial Utah Firm

Does Tarrant Deny involvement?

2:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, the story makes it pretty clear that no one knows who's behind the polling, if it actually took place.

Bullshit! The post’s title is VT GOP and/or Tarrant Campaign Conducting Unethical "Push Polls" Using Controversial Utah Firm

You’re not fooling anybody, Hum. Nobody cares about the Lieutenant Governor race. Stop trying to distract attention from your candidate’s sleazy tactics.

Does Tarrant deny his campaign is involved in this?

2:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Does Tarrant deny his campaign is involved in this?"

Wow, Haik is so angry he's double posting! Rock on, you off-topic wildman!

2:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No. Stupid 'blogspot' was giving me problems. And I'm not "Haik." I'm "anonymous." Can't you read?

2:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whooooo look at him go! He's screaming AT HIMSELF! Go man go!

2:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whatever.

Someone trying to obfuscate who is responsible by spinning “VT GOP and / or Tarrant” into “no one knows who” is pretty desperate and obviously relies on the hope readers will decline to read Odum’s piece.

But wait, look over there! It’s Dunne and Tracey!

C’mon. Who are you kidding?

3:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"relies on the hope readers will decline to read"

Please do read it! Then you'll see that nothing but the title even implies who's paying for it!

"But wait, look over there! It’s Dunne and Tracey!"

Imagine that, commenting on the topic of the post! Shine on, you crazy diamond!

3:36 PM  
Anonymous Paul Martino said...

Neither Dubie or Dunne have a chance against Tracy.

5:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting - is that wishful thinking, or do you have a particular reason to believe that?

Interesting bit from VDB a while back:

"Look, if you’re Tracy, you need massive Democratic primary turnout in Burlington, to have any hope of offsetting Dunne’s clear strength in the rest of the state. Without Madeleine Kunin, without Phil Hoff and other party icons, that starts to look less likely every day. And without Progressive Pete, it starts to look like a pipe-dream."

5:47 PM  

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