November 21st, 2016
In the last two weeks I was worried that Donald Trump could win the election.The key for me was the lawn signs. Not how many, but where they were. In many yards I saw the usual array of Republican lawn signs — congressional, gubernatorial etc., then, at the end of the display, almost in the neighbor’s yard, was the Trump/Pence Sign. It seemed to say, “I’m for them, but I’m not proud of it — this sign could be in my neighbor’s yard, and not mine.”
Well, the Archie Bunkers, white supremacists, Fascists, racists, global warming deniers, misogynists and just plain idiots of America must celebrating now! Now they have their champion. He made America Hate Again! We will now recede to a new Dark Age for America and the world.
VERMONT — A large V of Canada geese flying noisily over my head — and traveling north, rather than south — got me wondering about the ins and outs of fall migration. Shouldn’t these big birds be flying to warmer climes this time of year? Why do they travel in that V-formation, anyway?
WATERVILLE, Maine – The Middlebury College men’s hockey team opened the 2016-2017 season with a pair of tight losses to NESCAC rivals Colby and Bowdoin in Maine.
The Panthers will try to bounce back this weekend in Plattsburgh, which is hosting this year’s Great Northern Shootout. The Panthers will play Norwich at 4 p.m. on Friday, and Plattsburgh will face Concordia at 7 p.m. The Shootout consolation and final will be played on Saturday at 4 and 7 p.m., respectively.
Two items hit the news last week that we might as well be prepared for in a Donald Trump presidency: Trump taking credit for something he didn’t do, and bad news on the environmental front.
Last Thursday, Trump claimed he saved a Ford plant in Kentucky from moving to Mexico. Not so fast, said the Ford company. Facts are the plant was never going to move to Mexico, but rather just a small line of production involving the Lincoln utility vehicle, the MKC.
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — No. 6 Messiah defeated the Middlebury College women’s soccer team, 3-0, on Saturday in an NCAA Sectional semifinal played on the campus of Williams College.
The Panthers, who had advanced to the Sweet Sixteen of an NCAA tournament for the fifth time in program history, finished at 15-5 after winning an NCAA Regional the weekend before at Stevens Institute. Messiah (20-2) was set on Sunday to play host No. 3 Williams (18-0-2), the defending NCAA champion, for a berth in the tournament’s final four.
Trump is a loser.
Elizabeth Warren finally said it out loud, “Trump is a loser.”
He lost a billion dollars. Imagine what he will do with the U.S. budget, where we are talking about real money.
When we heard about his tax returns and the billion loss, the wise pundits only thought about the tax write-off. The tax write-off was a minor problem compared to Trump being unable to run a business.
To whom it may concern:
Your Addison County plus Brandon breakdown of last week’s election was as usual much appreciated. A town-by-town breakdown of Bernie Sanders and Jill Stein, I am sure would also have been appreciated by many of us. I was told, when I called, that it was a “space problem.” Unfortunately, I don’t believe either candidate would have taken up much space. Thank you.