MONDAY'S HUM ( 09-18-06 )
Rich T. spending big bucks to smear Bernard Sanders? Not according to Jim in Williston. "All he's doing [Tarrant] is pointing out how Sanders has voted on specific legislation. Since when is highlighting a candidate's voting record a smear campaign?"
Dems feel differently. Many feel Tarrant using big bucks to blast Bernie any chance he gets, warranted or otherwise. Check out this Sunday political editorial from the Rutland Herald.
Some of the blogs frequented by Vermont Hum have not delivered lately, most notably She's Right, Green Mountain Hard Right and Dwinell Political Report. Conversely, other blogs have been especially fecund in their postings, such as Cool Blue and Cut To the Chase. Our favorite blog, the paradisiacal Vermont Gardener, continues to create wonderfully peaceful and informative transmissions.
It's good to see some action from From The News and Sports Desk (hey, how often does a writer get to use back-to-back froms). It's good to have a blog producing local sports stuff. Three cheers from the bleachers!
As usual, 802 online is our grounding wire, the site we usually start things off with. And Freyneland has been providing readers with a ton of bits, bytes, brickbats and beeps.
REPUBS ON FIRE, DEMS HOT
The Professional Firefighters of Vermont have endorsed Peter Welch for Congress. So, why was John McCain able to visit the Hinesburg Fire House yesterday? Because Hinesburg's fire department is volunteer and not part of the union. Repubs snickering as McCain's fire house visit will stick in voter's minds much more than the PFV endorsement of Welch.
FIVE CORNERS UPDATE
Essex Junction Five Corners Light interminably long this morning. Good thing I had a copy of William Alexander's The $64 Tomato, a must-read if one favors gardening, humor and storytelling. I was able to read the book twice before the stinky light changed.