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.
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.
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!