Nov 252013


by  NOV. 25, 2013
Comment by Bob Orleck November 25, 2013 at 3:38 pm

Mr. Larson, I hope you are well padded because you need to get prepared to be thrown under the bus. The Governor says he is “tremendously disappointed” in you. Can you imagine how we the people feel about him? I am glad he says you are not going to lose your job, at least for now. I hate to see that for anyone, except maybe the Governor himself. Not maybe, actually!

Imagine Governor Shumlin saying “It is unacceptable to be anything less than fully cooperative and transparent with Vermonters and their elected representatives in the Legislature”? And imagine him saying that his administration won’t withhold information in the future. If we only really knew what they have already withheld.

How about him telling us how the State will pay for the forthcoming “single payer” system he plans for 2017? How about telling those of us that have had policies canceled that we will be as “whole” as we were before the deception began? And don’t tell us that we will get subsidies. That is tax money! Our tax money! How about telling us about website security and how secure our information really is? Lets see how honest and transparent he truly is. Now is the time, Governor Shumlin. Show us that your words are more than just words.

The Governor has pledged to answer the legislators questions “fully”. Now, let just hope that some of them have the guts Rep. Cynthia Browning, (D) Arlington has to ask the hard questions and force truthful and transparent answers. I think the lack of credibility is already there with legislators. They just have not been given the opportunity to ask the hard questions or they have been told to “march to the beat of the drummer”. The Governor pledges and says “…that it must never happen again.” Do you really believe that?

And to have Shap Smith talk about your need, Mr. Larson, to regain credibility. How is he going to even gain credibility after having ushered in a shameful chapter of ‘physician assisted suicide” and having done it so negligently as well as other bad law. That law is broke and we can thank Shap Smith and the Governor for that. They are the ones, Mr. Larson, that should be begging forgiveness.

If I were you, I would quit and try to find employment with honorable people. You do know that when they falter again and have legislators calling them to account they will point to you as having damaged that relationship as the cause for getting to that place. You should get out while you still have some honor left!

 Posted by at 17:57
Nov 222013


by  OCT. 30, 2013
comment by Bob Orleck first quoting 

: Mary Gerdt “…ugly noisy bird killing turbines:”

“Are any environmentalists monitoring in any way the number of birds being killed? I can picture migratory birds coming over the ridgeline and being decimated by these turbines. Is that happening? I have always had a large number of birds at my property in Randolph but this summer there was a strange bird sound silence with the exception of crows and king fishers on our pond. It is really eerie and I can’t help but think the turbines have something to do with it. I would like to hear more.”

 Posted by at 10:50
Nov 222013


by  OCT. 31, 2013
comments by Bob Orleck – 

November 1, 2013 at 5:31 am

“They should extend the coverage and delay implementation for a year and get us through the 2014 election season so we can hold them accountable. If they can delay until after the election it won’t make any difference because they will have accomplished their purpose. This is just a stall. Check out the voter registration provision in Obamacare. In the process the exchanges will be trying to register voters on-line unless stopped. That is what it is all about. I doubt if they ever intended to have a successful healthcare alternative in Obamacare. Remember the promises that you would be able to keep you insurance if you like it and your doctor if you wish. All lies! If they had not lied though, they would have never gotten Obamacare passed. So they need to keep lying until the real goal is accomplished and then they can admit the law will not work and blame it on someone else as they usually do. That goal is the further building up of the voter base of the Democrat party and insuring these people who are not your “father’s Democrats) can stay in power no matter how much damage they do to individuals, the state or nation. Watch out and don’t be deceived by this extension. Those of you who have been life-long Democrats need to take a close look at those who have stolen your party and are using your loyalty to it to gain power and control in ways you would never approve if you knew their intentions.”

Reply to Bob by John Greenberg-November 1, 2013 at 9:32 am

“Bob Orleck is right. Registering voters is an evil socialist plot and someone should put a stop to it immediately.”

Reply by Bob Orleck-November 2, 2013 at 11:16 am

to quote from Chris Lewis in article: “Thanks Bob. Very well said. There are many long standing democrats who are questioning this Shumlin administration. Currently they see no checks and balances in Montpelier.”

“Thanks Chris. I sure hope you are right about long standing Democrats waking up and rejecting Shumlin. When there is just one party in control there is dictatorial governance.

My Dad was a Democrat, a union official and a real patriot. I knew my Dad and he would reject what is happening today with those who have co-opted his party. I know there are enough older well-meaning Democrats, who if they could just let go of blind party loyalty, could end the stranglehold that Shumlin has on Vermont and Obama has on the Nation. My father would never have voted for the likes of our current Governor or President.

I agree with you about vtdigger, but I have one problem with the way the comment section is handled It seems that if you do not comment on an article you cannot asked to be notified of any comments that come on the article. It would be nice if you could just check a box and be included in receiving any further comments made. That way more folks will see what is being commented on even though they do not comment. The way it is the audience for those who comment is small (for example in this article as I post this, just 39). It would seem to be in the best business interest of vtdigger to broaden that readership. Maybe they will consider doing such.”

Doug Spaulding-November 1, 2013 at 11:47 am properly concluded:

“Ending in a complete national single payer health insurance program. That is what Obama wants and this is his “planned” route to getting it.”

 Posted by at 10:41
Nov 222013


by  NOV. 20, 2013
Bob Orleck commented: 

November 20, 2013 at 9:38 pm

“I have a suggestion that would help the citizenry stay “positive”. Let’s have the legislature stay home this year and leave us alone.”

Bob Orleck commented: November 21, 2013 at 7:56 pm

first he quoted comment byJim Barrett: : “The day has arrived when politicians know they can do anything they want and there isn’t a damn thing we can do about it….NOTHING! ”

“What Jim says is sad but true or at least that is the way it seems right now. Maybe we can survive until the next election and folks will realize that these Democrats and not their father’s Democrats and replace them. Then again, it may well be too late. If older Democrats, those that care for our state and nation and their fellow citizens, do not wake up and realize that aliens have taken over their party, there is little chance that Independents and Republicans alone can win our state and country back.

How much do people have to see before they realize that they have been taken? Our entire way of life is threatened. The power grab is about complete (the latest being the action by the US Senate to invoke the so-called “Nuclear Option”) and these power hungry, greedy aliens will try to complete their work of destroying the greatest nation on earth.

I am sure most remember the movies where we hear the Imperial Japanese Admiral Yamamoto following the 1941 attack by his forces on Pearl Harbor saying “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant”. It is way past time for the giant to awaken again and in fact if he does not wake soon those in power will arrange to euthanize him.”

 Posted by at 10:23