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Rebuttal to Arnie's Advice

Posted by Laurel LaFramboise on Monday, January 25, 2021, In : Editorial 

My daughter e-mailed me a quote from Arnold Schwarzenegger stating we should follow the “experts’” advice about Covid-19.  When you find fewer people voicing your opinion it means you’re misinformed.  Here’s what I wrote back:


A totalitarian government owns all the experts and stifles all dissent.  Last year Fauci went on record saying masks were unnecessary and the shutdown need only be for a month or two.  Now he's saying Trump forced him to say that--I don't trust anyone who will ...


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How to Fight A Heavyweight Left

Posted by Laurel LaFramboise on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, In : Editorial 
I'm writing this as the Left has gone crazy trying to eradicate the Right: censorship by Big Tech, another impeachment attempt with establishment RINOs climbing onboard, mainstream media furiously lambasting a riot for the first time in a year full of riots.

What can we do, those of us who voted for Trump to drain the Swamp, when the Swamp seems so all powerful?  We need to train our national "big guns"--Trump, talk radio/TV hosts, and conservative news websites--on local and state politics, a...
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A word about slavery

Posted by Laurel LaFramboise on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, In : Editorial 

Whether it’s economic, political, emotional or physical, we are all slaves in one way or another since we are not completely free to choose our own destiny.  The idea that skin color is the only thing that defines slavery is as ludicrous as the idea that there is only one type of vice in the world. Peasant, serf, or slave, 99% of humanity since we became a species has had few life choices under our control.  Our country’s founders changed that: most Americans believe they have a lot of...


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Reject the premise of white supremacy!

Posted by Laurel LaFramboise on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, In : Editorial 

Do I reject white supremacy?  I reject the entire Democrat party premise that this nation is divided by our skin color.  I reject the idea that anyone is better or worse than anyone else, or even that anyone is better or worse OFF simply because of their skin color in this country.  I believe there is only one race, the HUMAN race, created by God and given by Him the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  This is a belief I share with the founders of this country, that is writt...


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Let's change our (political) clothes!

Posted by Laurel LaFramboise on Monday, June 15, 2020, In : Editorial 
We're fortunate to live in the best country in the world at the best time in history.  Why?

In 2010 I was unemployed and bored out of my gourd so I decided to find out the answer to a question that had been bugging me most of my life: why is our political system and government so screwed up? 

I hate complexity: it makes me feel confused, stupid, frustrated, lost, and alone.  Politics is the height of complexity yet for voters it boils down to a choice between some names you don't know on a bal...
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War on Terrorism--what I wish the Prez would say

Posted by Laurel LaFramboise on Sunday, January 5, 2020, In : Editorial 

When I became President 3 years ago, I asked all my military people--not just the Washington generals but field generals and their staff, any war veterans that came to the White House--how they would finish the War on Terror that’s been going on unabated for decades.  I got a few unhelpful answers, but a surprising number said this: identify the leaders of terror, track them, spy on them, and when you have enough evidence of what they’ve done and what they’re planning on doing, unmercif...


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40 Years of the Global Warming Scam

Posted by Laurel LaFramboise on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, In : Editorial 
It amazes me that Jane Fonda, ultimate 80 year old lefty, still believes we're going to be destroyed by man-made climate change after hearing the hysterics of this movement for 40 years with NO CHANGE to the ocean levels.  The oceans will fill with our garbage long before the oceans will fill our coastal cities.  This is the ultimate political scam, for the only way to solve a global problem, lefties believe, is to have a global government solve it by taking away the rights (and money) of ind...

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The Importance of Political Parties

Posted by Laurel LaFramboise on Sunday, October 6, 2019, In : Editorial 
I've   been living in Denver for 4 years now and received my first voting packet for local office: city mayor and city council.  I was shocked to discover every candidate was listed as "non-partisan", meaning no affiliation to a political party.  I'm typical of most Americans, I think, in that I'm not that knowledgeable on local issues.  However, I gamely tried to research what the candidates believed, and for the most part found a couple of paragraphs that almost universally claimed "afforda...
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Have Americans Given Up?

Posted by Laurel LaFramboise on Tuesday, December 30, 2014, In : Editorial 
Date written: 2013
Written for: Vt newspapers editorial pages
Published? I'm not sure

Politically I’m a fiscal conservative, social moderate, and environmental liberal—in that order of priority.  I’ve been confused and frustrated by the direction of Vermont and US governance for a long time, and have lost confidence in the power of my vote. 

Hundreds of bills get introduced in our state legislature each year—thousands in Congress—many of them outrageously lengthy and complicated.  Ke...


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About Me


Laurel LaFramboise I'm 66 years old in 2020! I'm coming to accept that I'll make no earth-shattering accomplishments in my life, having tried (and failed) at launching some pretty far-fetched ideas (like VoteKISS), projects (like running for US Senator), and career moves (like raising and butchering meat birds). I've (almost) been content to be my grandchildren's baby sitter for the last 6 years, but hubby's retired and wants me by his side now that the grandchildren are no longer babies. So we've begun the life of Snowbirds (winter in FL, summer in VT). NEVER know what you'll be when you grow up!