MONTPELIER – Gov. Phil Scott signed legislation late yesterday afternoon that would effectively ban residents of six states from entering Vermont. Gov. Scott denied that it was a ban, and said only that it was to ensure the safety of Vermonters. The ban is seen as controversial, despite the last minute amendment that would allow access to the state for those with relatives living here.
The six states whose residents are are now banned from entering Vermont are:
Arizona, the state of Jared Lee Loughner. Loughner opened fire at a supermarket in 2011, killing six people, wounding thirteen others, and putting Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in critical condition after shooting her in the head.
Colorado, the state of James Eagan Holmes. Holmes killed twelve people and injured seventy more at a movie theater in 2012.
North Carolina, the state of Frazier Glenn Miller, Jr.. Miller traveled to Kansas in 2014 and killed three people outside of a Jewish Community Center and Village Shalom retirement home.
Pennsylvania, the state of Eric Matthew Frein. Frein opened fire on a state police barracks with a sniper rifle in 2014, killing one officer and wounding another.
South Carolina, the state of Dylann Storm Roof. Roof murdered nine people and injured one more during a prayer service at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in 2015.
Wisconsin, the state of Wade Michael Page. Page was a white supremacist who shot and killed six people and wounded four others at a Sikh temple in 2012.
Over the coming months, as the effects of the travel restrictions are observed, the state has vowed to consider expanding the ban to the other 43 states that contain possible terrorists.
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Michigan SHOULD BE ADDED……….. GOV.SNYDER IS A KNOWN TERRORIST trying to kill the people of FLINT!!
This is an excellent point.
Makes as much sense as our so-called ‘President.’
I will just go to another state to spend my Ben and Jerry’s Ice cream gift certificate……how inmature….I think the Gov is acting llike a two year old that doesn’t get his way…Canada welcomes me ,perhaps a trip there instead of Vermont…
I don’t think body will withstand Aug. heat wave….So in planning trip I was going to VT because I have never been there. Hopefully the Gov. of NY doesn”t follow…spending first or second week with Claire in NY.
Good thing this is just pretend then! Come on up and get cool!
This is a joke, it’s called satire.
Yes, please take your cow-rape certificate elsewhere.
I was sad that Michigan wasn’t on the list, too. It did produce Tim McVeigh and Terry Nichols after all.
You forgot the crazy neighbors , NY : McVeigh,Kaczynski,Kopp, Eric Harris, Eric Robert Rudolph’s mentor (name?), & ol’ Ravin’ Randall Terry (terrorist inspirer ).
Also the Oklahoma city bombers were from michigan
Don’t forget Scott Pruitt the ex-AG from OK and current head of the EPA as he’s at least as dangerous as Timothy Mcveigh was.
every bit as dangerous, in the long term…
Barbra- water is a local issue. Blame your own eklected officials. Not to mention it was Obama’s EPA who ignored the problems and pleas for assistance…
Interesting … we can’t go after Pruitt because water is a local issue, but let’s blame the Obama administration EPA … which of those defenses of Pruitt would you like to keep, ’cause you can’t have ’em both.
There you go using logic again…
Actually Frank, you can have it both ways! Most everything, water included, should be dealt with as a local issue.
Obama is the one who wanted to control local issues rather than leaving it to the locals!
What about Oregon three stabbed 2 killed
PLUS there is the little matter of Timothy McVeigh….
Add all the rest of the states. Why not?
Missed Massachusetts, New York, Texas, California, Arkansas, Washington, Oregon, Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, Illinois, Ohio, Georgia, Florida, and a few more. Vermonters can only travel by land to New Hampshire and Maine! They are surrounded by Terrorism states.
Last time I checked, part of Vermont borders on Quebec, which is part of Canada, though a noisy minority of Quebecois don’t like to admit it. Either way, though, it’s not a state. It’s either a province or – according to that noisy minority – a nation in its own right.
I think he did all with a “fountain” pen. Or was it a “Ball” point?
In that case, the state of Michigan wouldn’t be responsible for that, it would be the republican party responsible for that crime!
Sorry, but terrorist groups kill hundreds and thousands of innocent people because of an extreme hatred based on religion. The killings listed in the states were the result of insanity. A fine line to be sure, but there is a difference.
Thanks for the extra fake news! Suggesting that Islam as a religion is more violent than Christianity is quite amusing! We might use that sometime!
Amen, so to spesk.
In modern times Islam is more violent. When was the last time a Christian flew planes into buildings or stoned people to death for adultery or cut limbs off because of theft? It’s in the Koran and hadiths.
Please send us your address so we can mail you a Bible. Once you crack it open, you will not BELIEVE how violent it is, and how many things people are supposed to be murdered for!
You can just pull out the verses of Christian violence using a free online Bible and reply.
Oh, bombing abortion clinics, killing surgeons and others, doesn’t count?
How quickly we forget all of the bombings of women’s health centers and Planned Parenthood, the sniper shootings of OB/GYN Dr’s as they were going in to work, all by supposed good Christians. Are we to believe those were not acts of terrorism committed on our home soil by fellow Americans?
Silly liberal – it’s not terrorism if it’s done by American Christians! In that case, it’s a mental health issue. (Sarcasm alert!)
Hmmmm … I guess that means Americans, by definition, have mental health issues?
Google Christian Extremists Terrorists Groups for an extensive list of murderers in the name of Christianity.
They have killed hundreds of people and are legal homegrown citizens of the United States.
No ban can protect us from their wrath.
There have been the dragging of gays behind trucks, until they died, shootings and bombings at abortion clinics killing unrelated people by GOOD CHRISTIANS, the beating on Muslim women for just their existance by Christians, there is the straight out bigotry of exclusion by Christians at work places and schools. On and on I can go. When have you heard of American Jews doing things like This? I never here of Buddhists, Hindus, Native Americans doing these hateful actions.
Buddhist’s, led by monks,, continue the genocide of the Rohingya in Rakhine, Myanmar
When was the last time a Muslim army crowded Muslim women and children onto a wooden platform and burned them alive in the name of a merciful God? Oh, right, that was Christian crusaders.
Christianity tends to focus on widespread systemic child abuse purpetrated by its church leaders over a 70 year period.
Execution of women for adultey for example is in the bible of which the first 5 books were written as law for the society to abide by. The Koran written c 600 ad took much if not all of its dicta from bible.
Hundreds of thousands still die in name of Christianity secularisation and discrimination occur daily . Dispute in Northern Ireland over 40 year period is only a tiny example of how religion causes needless pain and suffering.
atheist here (& one w/ great admiration for the cultural warmth extended upon as
a tourist in Muslim-dominated nations)
You’ve got to be kidding me if you think _CURRENT_ expressions of Christian and Islamic cultures produce similar random murderers per capita. Not from the bible, or crusades.
Speak to living among actual humans above topsoil here in century twenty-one ay dee.
It isn’t even close, and anyone watching or listening knows it.
Nonetheless your original post is certainly funny; hopefully there’s a good living there for you.
Haha. Too funny.
More people are killed in this country every month then have ever been killed by terrorism FACT!! We are a country that kills its own we dont need terrorists we do just fine terrorising ourselves
3,000 plus people were killed on 9/11/2001. The population of the USA is around 350 million. 3,000 is very close to 1% of our population; add in all the other terrorist attacks and you’re easily over 4,000, if not 5,000. Sorry, we are NOT losing 1% of our population each month.
So you are equally bad at math as you are at politics. Good to know, thanks.
She was probably home schooled with those books showing Jesus walking with dinosaurs. She can’t help it.
Where did you learn your math skills?!!! 1%?!! Try 0.00085%.
And the 9-11 terrorists were from Saudi Arabia (mostly) which is not included in Trump’s travel ban.
Try moving over the decimal point, one at a time:
10% is 35 million.
1% is 3.5 million.
.1% is 350,000.
.01% is 35,000
.001% is 3500
BTW, if we were to lost 1% of our population every month, how long before we would be expecting the last person to turn off the lights?
Your math skills are appalling and pretty funny.
3000 is .00857 percent of 350000000, not nearly 1%
Check your math. 3,000 is less than 0.1% of 350,000,000.
It’s not just less; it’s less than 1% of 1%.
3,500,000 is 1% of 350,000,000
35,000 is 1% of 3,500,000
3,000 is 8.57% of 35,000
so… 8.57 – call it 8.6% of 1% of 1%.
Check your math.
My god… you’re not very smart.
That’s “God”, capital g. Don’t piss Me off any further.
Interestingly enough we are losing nearly that many each month from self-inflicted gun violence…
Pretty sure I know who you are. idiot.
3000 is 1% of 300,000 – not 300 million.
As long as we’re on the subject, though – 3,000 Americans are shot to death EVERY YEAR. Where is the outrage? Why are we allowing the NRA to own Congress?
Laura Graf you made the only comment
That can help your population!
Rebecca, please take a calculator out or better yet, go back to grade school. Perhaps you should go back as far as 2nd grade. Your math skills are seriously lacking. Laura Graf said it best. Where is the outrage Rebecca?! You are just another ignorant (I am guessing fanatical Christian) that really needs to pay attention to what is going on in our own country.
Is that Betsy De Vos, Secretary of Educations new math formula you are using?
We all know that 25 is 25% of 100.
If you divide 25 by 100 on a calculator (the one in your phone) it displays .25.
Meaning, .25 is 25%. You just move the decimal point over by two for the percentage.
Now when you divide 3,000 by 350,000,000 the result is .00000857.
Move the decimal point over to the right by two, just as we did to get 25% from .25, and the resulting percentage is .000857%.
Be that as it may, 3,000 still is too many people to loose to a single violent act, or series of violent acts.
Check your math, Rebecca. 3000 is 1% of 300,000. 300,000 / 350,000,000 equals .00857 Percent. or eight thousandth of a percent. DUH
You need to work on your math….
I believe you would find that 1% of our population would be 3,500,000.
Uhh, Rebecca…check your math. 3000 isn’t anywhere close to 1%. It’s 0.00086 %
Please run those numbers by us again…….if this is the new Math, we re doomed.
Fact? Just because you say so, it’s a fact. Oh if I had just divine powers like that.
The 2nd Amendment supports mass murder year round. No need for terrorist intervention.
It would be so difficult to ban ALL Christians just because some of them are insane.
Nearly all listed were religious based in their fanaticism.
Terrorism is not based on religion. It is based on people who have no regard for life. Christians have committed as many terroristic attacks around the world as Muslims. Killing the innocent to make a political point should not happen period but do not sit back and think because you are not Muslim you are not amongst the guilty.
Except Kim, your presidents travel ban makes no sense. Most (90%) of the terrorists that kill Americans come from Saudi Arabia – which is not on the travel ban. In fact, he was just over there bowing and scraping to the Saudi princes. Makes lots of sense eh?
Yeah, but they want to buy a lot of military aircraft. And who cares what they do With the arms they buy as long as they buy them from US. (I like that “US” as in you, me and the next guy or the United States!)
no, there is not. Religious insanity is the same as any other hatred.
Loughner and Holmes,were insane, but the other killers listed were ideologically motivated, either by white supremacy or anti-Muslim animus (a Christisn tradition that goes back to the Spanish Inquisition and the Crusades.
Okay, then how about Texas: Home of David Koresh who led the Branch Davidian religious group that holed up in Waco and wound up burning down his compound, killing 79 other members of his group.
Sorry, Kim, but religion has nothing to do with terrorism. Look it up in the dictionary. The definition of a terrorist:
Someone who has a bomb but doesn’t have an air force.
Screw religion, screw reasons why. If it’s your state, then terrorism is how you define it. Go for it; now you have the idiots’ attention.
Please explain that difference. Killing people due to voices in your head vs killing them due to voices from the pulpit. Neither is something a sane person would do.
Terrorism is not inherently “based on religion.” Heck, terrorism does not even inherently require extreme hatred. The goal of terrorism is to cause fear (terror), sometimes specific, directed fear, and other times just plain fear. So if anything, “insane” people are more-so terrorists, because in a lot of the cases mentioned, they just seem to want to cause aimless mayhem in their last moments alive.
Let’s be specific…. let’s ban any member of #45’s family – shitbag himself, his wife Malaria, daughter Iwanna, sons Dumb and Dumber and young Bobo
I’m sorry to have to correct you, but you DT’s wife’s name incorrectly. It’s M-E-L-A-N-O-M-A!!
Don’t tell anyone, but I LOLed a lot at this. Malaria????????
i second that!
I think of the Unspeakable One’s sons as Uday and Kusay in beloved memory of Sadaam Husein of whom enough said.
You forgot not-often-seen daughter Tuffaknee.
Kansas should be added post haste as they have had 2 cases of terrorism in the last year alone! 1 man shot two men of Indian decent, killing one and wounding another, after inquiring as to their immigration status. Secondly, 3 men were arrested in Liberal, KS for domestic terrorism after planning to detonate a bomb at a complex housing Somali immigrants (and no, the irony of the name of the town in which this occurred is not lost on me).
There’s an actual place in Kansas named “Liberal”?!? Talk about irony….
Fantastic! No more Vermonters visiting, there IS a GOD!
No no, we’re allowed to leave.
No body wants no vermonter around stay up there in your fruitloop forest.
Oh man, we were pretty satisfied with our delicious maple forests, but if there were Froot Loop forests too?! You’re right, we would never leave. Yum!
Any state that gives the Senate Bernie Sanders is a place worth living. Much better than Brownbackistan, where my husband and I are now stuck.
They have Fruitloop forests in Vermont? Ben & Jerry, great cheese, Bernie and NOW Fruitloop forests. I am packing my bags and moving to Vermont..
Brought a smile to my face and started my thought process…thanks!
You should add Virginia to the list because the NRA is located there.
Not to mention the horrible VA Tech massacre in 2007: 32 murdered.
How about S. Dakota for their deal-making with big oil to double cross Native peoples, and send in armed militia to drive them off their land?
You two big ones off the list:
* New York – For producing president Donald Trump who has been terrorizing the common sense and good morals of all Americans
* Kentucky – For producing Sen. Mitch McConnell, who has been terrorizing politics with his right-wing views
That’s where I thought this was going when I saw the headline. Though I actually like this approach better. It’s more parallel to 45’s travel ban.
Oh No.. please give us a pass on this.. we are quite contrite and remorseful, We did not vote for the Albino Baboon
Rats. From Pennsylvania (aka Pennsyltucky) here. See, Eric Matthew Frein, you done messed it up for everybody.
This is a joke, right?
Yes! Albeit not a very funny one.
For funnier jokes, check out our post about Camels Hump.
Who the heck would go to vermont willingly?
We see that you have never been to Vermont.
Well, I live in Pennsylvania so I guess I’ll never visit.
How bout’s we add some pharmacuetical company’s to that list,you know the maker’s of Methadone & Suboxin,Subutex etc,cause let’s be honest these acumvag’s are responsible for alot more terror than anyone else in the great State of Veemont..
I’ve been to Vermont.
I have family there.
I don’t go back to Massachusetts willingly.
No Oregon? Seriously, dude,two men just had their throats cut by a white supremacist. The Pacific Northwest has been a haven for neo-Nazis since at least the 1980s. Rather than do something, the liberals just invited them to be on panels at the University of Oregon.
Kim, why are you an idiot? Because you don’t think.
Vermont forgot the group responsible for more shootings and facilitating them than any other group in the world: THE NRA.
You are missing Florida, the Pulse killer 49 innocent people having fun in a nightclub. I would be sad as I love VT. But FL should be on your ban 🙂
Hysterical. Thank you for much needed satire.
What about Connecticut when Adam Lanza shot 20 children. CT should be at the top of the list!
What about Connecticut when Adam Lanza shot 20 children? CT should be at the top of the list.
So, what I hear you saying is that Connecticut should be at the top of the list.
As 99% of terrorist are male, there is a much easier solution than banning all persons from those six states.
District of Columbia should be on the list. Trump, Ryan, and McConnell all live there.
I live in North Carolina but, I go to college in Vermont. If I were to go home for a vacation, would I not be allowed back into Vermont to come back to college? What does this say for me and other people in similar situations?
True. If this were in any way a real story, you would probably have a lot to worry about. 🙂
Washington DC. Congress and Senate are going to kill thousands by taking away their healthcare. They are already blowing up international treaties etc. Bad news that DC.
Good news at last. I am looking forward to expansion! What about to include the District of Columbia?
Please add Washington D.C. to the travelban list…. a hotbed of terror activities.
Florida. When people move to Florida, they should be made to stay there, and not come back. Goodness knows what they’ll bring with them.
yes indeed, but who will rent all of the rental property?
I’m really surprised Florida isn’t on the list. But then Saudi Arabia isn’t on the list either and that’s where all but one of the 9-11 terrorists were from originally before they learned to fly in Florida… 😉
Yeah, you need to add Florida. Terrorists, drug dealers, face-eaters, moronic politicians, pedophiles, rapists, murderers, religious fanatics, zombies, alien infiltrators, militant housewives, corrupt government officials, back-stabbers, weed wackers, bail jumpers, goat humpers… Seriously, Florida should be number one. (I’m a native Floridian, so no bias.)
Excuse me Gov. Scott, if we start to disallow tourism in Vermont, who is going to be paying all of the lodging tax, food & beverage tax?
Tourism for Terrorists! I like it!
What the F!!??? Oklahoma should be at the top of the list!
Seriously, this is satire, he he, and good too.
I hope The Onion picks up on this. I submit, however, that what is needed is satirical song. It’s been over 67 years since “Charlie on the MTA” was first sung as a campaign song, before the Kingston Trio turned it into a popular hit, and now the citizens of Boston pay for “Charlie cards” when they ride the MBTA., a curious memorial to a fine ridiculous song. Could not there be some first-rate songs written about our disaster in Washington? It isn’t just the Strumpet who is entitled to sarcasm: the Majority Party does’t seem to give a good healthy damn about anyone except rich folks. A plague of ridicule should descend on the lot of them, including the Glorious Leaders in the House and Senate.
What about the Colorado Planned Parenthood killer? You know to be safe, you should just ban all white men.
You go, Storm!
My guesses were Oklahoma, Ohio, Florida, Virginia, Texas and Colorado.
I only moved to Pennsylvanian this month and have good friends in Wisconsin. Can I have an exemption? Please?? Come on, I’m just an artist and I voted Sanders!!
I wrote Wisconsin? why?? I meant Vermont.
A friend of mine is from PA and wants to attend the Stellafane astronomy convention in Springfield, VT later this month. Do you think you could arrange for me to vouch for him with the governor? I can swear on a Bible that he only gets violent when there’s a long spell of cloudy nights blocking out the heavens. Oh, and if you suspect that the governor might add my state of MA to the list because of this request, then please forget the whole thing!
How did Tennessee escape that list? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knoxville_Unitarian_Universalist_church_shooting
So there’s no native Vermonters who are KKK or Christian extremists? Oh! Wait! That’s entirely different than terrorists!
We can save ourselves from ourselves later. 🙂
Add residents from any Red state because they are controlled by Republicans and the Republican party has been deemed a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Office.
The Aurora theater shooter (we don’t say his name) was from California, but we have to own the Columbine shooters (we don’t say theirs either). Damn, I really liked Vermont.
First of all, it’s not a “ban.” It’s extreme vetting to protect Vermonters. There is a logistical issue – I am from Kentucky originally, so I should be banned from going to Vermont (I may actually already be for other reasons, but different story). But I live in Illinois and have an Illinois driver’s license. How will you vet me?
Florida should definitely be on the list. Why, we even had a guy sit on a loaded gun in his car seat and shoot his p***s! And we have a governor whose former company made a fortune cheating Medicare so hard to understand why he wants to do away with it.
New York State should be added .. Timothy McVeigh is actually from outside of Buffalo near where I grew up ..
Nevada. I consider the Bundys to be terrorists.
Very weird. Perhaps, since Mormonism got it’s start in Vermont, Vermont should be considered a terrorist state as well. Brigham Young was born in Whitingham, Vermont. Since he failed to stop the Mountain Meadows massacre in Utah when he ran the place, perhaps, due to the his origin, Vermont should put itself on the list.
Really no one should be allowed to do anything.
But Trump can’t ban people from the Middle East countries that produce terrorists?:flushed:
This list make zero sense. Why is the People’s Republik of Kalifornia not included? Remember San Bernardino?
And Florida, the Orlando nightclub.
Pray tell how he’ll add all the other states? Ridiculous