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Anyone know the Meuller's?

post #1 of 17
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I was listening to the AM radio the other day and heard of all people (gasp!)
Sean Hannity shilling for Okemo Mountain! Why would the Meullers pick HIM to do PR for their mountain? Just wondering....does anyone know if they are big repugnant, I mean republican donors?
post #2 of 17
I have always enjoyed skiing at Crested Butte... They may never see me up there again.
post #3 of 17
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Originally Posted by hobojo
I was listening to the AM radio the other day and heard of all people (gasp!)
Sean Hannity shilling for Okemo Mountain! Why would the Meullers pick HIM to do PR for their mountain? Just wondering....does anyone know if they are big repugnant, I mean republican donors?
Maybe because he has the second most listened to radio show in the country with over 13 million listeners a week, nationally. I'm sure you like listening to Air America but I'm positive that Okemo's management thought they'd roll the dice with Hannity and his vast audience over you and the other 5 people who actually listen to Air America.

Congratulations! You tried to be funny and take a shot at republicans but in your failed attempt you just showed how ignorant you really are

Why is this board so political? I come here to talk skiing, not to debate politics as I get enough of that in class each day :
post #4 of 17
Maybe we are all sick of the Republican BS! (by the way, it is capitalized if you are referring to the GOP, rather than the universal meaning of republican, which does not match the definition of your party)

I love the politics on this board!
post #5 of 17
Probably just his way of getting a nice fat "perk" for his family and friends.

The "ski editor" for our local paper moved a hundred miles north two years ago and he still tries to pose as a "local" guy since he probably gets nice comps from all of the shops and hills.

"Get you money for nuthin' and your chicks for free" .... dire straits
post #6 of 17

the muellers

well i might have this wrong but i think i remember the muellers getting very close to buying steamboat away from asc (which is generally very much disliked in SS). Everyone was very excited to finally have the area run by competent management, happy to see the end of asc, but...no. I remember that asc had their lawyers call the muellers AT THE CLOSING or something, tell them that because they sold another area (might be heavenly, can't remember) they would not be sellng steamboat, would pay the 500k and call the deal off. great disappointment.
the times the muellers were in ss, they seemed like nice people, not Republican at all but don't remember them expressing their politics. sean hannedy bleating about a vermont product is sort of ironic tho, vermont, unlike its neighbor NH, is not known for its highly conservative politics. now i AM curious about their political leaning in vermont.
post #7 of 17
Your memory is excellent. The Meullers were screwed out of buying the Boat from ASC at the last second and they did sue but lost the court case. They had alot of local support in SS as you mentioned.

They also recently attempted to do a swap of land at Sunapee(they lease the resort from the state) so they could develope some real esate but faced alot of local opposition and in the end the state(the land is a NH State Park) refused to allow it.

Overall, they seem to be top notch ski resort owners/managers.

Politically Vermont is still pretty conservative but not as much as NH. It's still basacally run by farmers and lawyers.

There is a growing socialist movement led by Bernie Sanders, Vermont's congressmen and former mayor of Burlington. A few years ago one of Vermont's US Senators, James Jefford, set off a national firestorm when he switched from the GOP to Independent.

Socially, Vermont is a mixed bag of conservatives and alot of hippies from the 60's who settled there. Even tho I live in Maine I still have my very small humble home on a dirt road in the Mad River Valley and can't wait for the kids to grow up so we can become permanent Vermonters again.
post #8 of 17
As stated earlier I doubt it has anything to do with politics. Hannity's program is very well listened to and hence provides a ridiculous amount of exposure.

My guess would be that Okemo puts him up for free and then gets some free PR. Not many ski mountains could afford to pay for advertising in Hannity's time slot.
post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by Blizzboy283
Maybe because he has the second most listened to radio show in the country with over 13 million listeners a week, nationally. I'm sure you like listening to Air America but I'm positive that Okemo's management thought they'd roll the dice with Hannity and his vast audience over you and the other 5 people who actually listen to Air America.

Congratulations! You tried to be funny and take a shot at republicans but in your failed attempt you just showed how ignorant you really are

Why is this board so political? I come here to talk skiing, not to debate politics as I get enough of that in class each day :
So, you do realize that in your rant about politicizing this board, you do more than your part to perpetuate that issue?

- A needless jab at Air America.

- A prop to Hannity, quoting his numbers directly as if you just heard him say minutes before (do you nutwingers have your any independent thought?) on his show.

- An accusation of ignorance to the [percieved] opposition, based on the OP's one sentence. Are you always so quick to form an opinion? Actually, don't answer that question, we wouldn't want to politicize this board:

Powdr
post #10 of 17
The Muellers have been very well received in Crested Butte. They are known as good, friendly, hard working people who care a great deal about the community.

If you want to pass up on CB because you think they may just possibly be Republican, then I think everyone will be happier. But, be careful, because there is a possibility that there will be another Republican no matter where you go.
post #11 of 17

Vermont politcs?

"[Politically Vermont is still pretty conservative but not as much as NH. It's still basacally run by farmers and lawyers.

There is a growing socialist movement led by Bernie Sanders, Vermont's congressmen and former mayor of Burlington. A few years ago one of Vermont's US Senators, James Jefford, set off a national firestorm when he switched from the GOP to Independent.

Socially, Vermont is a mixed bag of conservatives and alot of hippies from the 60's who settled there. Even tho I live in Maine I still have my very small humble home on a dirt road in the Mad River Valley and can't wait for the kids to grow up so we can become permanent Vermonters again.[/quote]"

JHrefugee:

Vermont does have great mountains!

FWIW you better become a PERMANENT Vermonters if you plan on owning your own hacienda there.
The have 2 different property tax rates;
1 for full time residents and
another for those who own RE but are domicled in another state.
Its called screw the New Yawkers, or anone else they can.

If anything out of state residents use less resources like schools, social services, etc.

Maybe that is why Killington is trying to seceede from Vt and become part of NH! Vermont feeels that Killington is the goose that can foot the bill for the balance of the towns that have little revenue from tourism.

At least NH screws everyone equally, its Live free or Die not Live Free or Whine!
post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by Gotama
"[Politically Vermont is still pretty conservative but not as much as NH. It's still basacally run by farmers and lawyers.

There is a growing socialist movement led by Bernie Sanders, Vermont's congressmen and former mayor of Burlington. A few years ago one of Vermont's US Senators, James Jefford, set off a national firestorm when he switched from the GOP to Independent.

Socially, Vermont is a mixed bag of conservatives and alot of hippies from the 60's who settled there. Even tho I live in Maine I still have my very small humble home on a dirt road in the Mad River Valley and can't wait for the kids to grow up so we can become permanent Vermonters again.
"

JHrefugee:

Vermont does have great mountains!

FWIW you better become a PERMANENT Vermonters if you plan on owning your own hacienda there.
The have 2 different property tax rates;
1 for full time residents and
another for those who own RE but are domicled in another state.
Its called screw the New Yawkers, or anone else they can.

If anything out of state residents use less resources like schools, social services, etc.

Maybe that is why Killington is trying to seceede from Vt and become part of NH! Vermont feeels that Killington is the goose that can foot the bill for the balance of the towns that have little revenue from tourism.

At least NH screws everyone equally, its Live free or Die not Live Free or Whine![/quote]

I was a permanent Vermont resident for 5 years, Maine resident for the last 6. My taxes, nor has anyone else's in Vermont has changed because I or anyone else lives out of state.

Your myth is a dead horse that has been beaten for years. The reason why out of staters pay more is cause their second homes are usually in "Gold Towns" like Killington, Stowe ect. They pay more cause their homes are worth more. Property taxes is Vermont vary greatly from town to town. It's been a very sensative and sticky issue since the day Act 60 started.

As far as Killington, formally Sherberne, formally Killington is concerned, NH is welcome to them. Everyone is sick of their whining.
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by Powdr
So, you do realize that in your rant about politicizing this board, you do more than your part to perpetuate that issue?

- A needless jab at Air America.

- A prop to Hannity, quoting his numbers directly as if you just heard him say minutes before (do you nutwingers have your any independent thought?) on his show.

- An accusation of ignorance to the [percieved] opposition, based on the OP's one sentence. Are you always so quick to form an opinion? Actually, don't answer that question, we wouldn't want to politicize this board:

Powdr
Are you serious???? You have to be the biggest hypocrite ever!!!

You know, you contribute a lot to this board. I often find your posts insightful with a lot of times a great deal of research behind them for the benefit of the board. However, every time it seems you talk about politics you feel the need to put down republicans (in this case 'nutwingers') in a childish fashion, usually by calling them names. Ironically you feel the need to lecture me about politicizing the board when you refer to republicans as nutwingers in the very post you are telling me to "not sling mud."

In response to your other points: I referenced Air America specifically because the OP asked why the Meuller's use Hannity. Since Air America is the liberal alternative to much of talk radio, I felt it fitting to list their ratings though they may be off just a tad :


As to your reference of getting my numbers from Hannity: I very rarely listen to his program, in fact I can't remember the last time I did. When I have on the occasion listened to his program I have never heard the exact number of listeners stated, just that it was the #2 program. I actually got my numbers from wikipedia.

And as to your last point: I feel like I addressed your concerns earlier in my post. I guess I understand the cynicism in your political posts. I mean you live in the Utah, the home of the "greatest snow on earth" and the most conservative state in the country so on this place must feel like you're in heaven with the overwhelming majority of liberal-minded posters. I look forward to your future insightful ski related posts and will try to stay clear of you political rants.
post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by Blizzboy283
...You know, you contribute a lot to this board. I often find your posts insightful with a lot of times a great deal of research behind them for the benefit of the board. However, every time it seems you talk about politics you feel the need to put down republicans (in this case 'nutwingers') in a childish fashion, usually by calling them names. Ironically you feel the need to lecture me about politicizing the board when you refer to republicans as nutwingers in the very post you are telling me to "not sling mud."...
Ahh, the funny thing is I'm closer to a moderate than a liberal, but I love to get reactions from people, especially if I come across as a lefty. The pre-canned responses I see so often from people are almost laughable if it weren't so sad. This is one of my character flaws, if you haven't already noticed. It comes from being the youngest of three siblings. It's what I do best

Powdr
post #15 of 17

Leave the Muellers alone...

The Muellers do not dabble in politics. When Hannity visited the Jackson Gore Inn they joked that they put him up in the right wing of the inn. That hardly sounds like an endorsement of his (Hannity's) politics. Let's face it; the ones with "disposeable income", who are likely to spend the considerable sum that a few days at Jackson Gore will cost, are more likely to be Republicans, and to listen to the likes of Sean Hannity. It was more likely canny PR on the Muellers' part than a political statement. No doubt, he was given VIP treatment, but media celebs of all stripes are likely to receive that.
If I had to hazzard a guess, I would bet that the Muellers favor Republican tax policies (duh!), and Democrat social programs. Diane Mueller has been active in the education programs of Democrat and Republican administrations, and Tim has been active the business of running a successful business. That's all there is to it.
And as for politics in Vermont, we are weird enough to Vote for a Howard Dean AND a Jim Douglas. In fact, Howard Dean rose to the office of governor when, as Lieutenant Governor, he took the place of the deceased Dick Snelling, a Republican governor. I remember because I voted for BOTH of them. I would vote for Jim Jeffords regardless of his party. In fact, if I remember correctly, once when he was in the House, Jeffords was nominated by BOTH parties.
We like Bernie Sanders because he is the real deal. You know where he stands; and you'd better be loaded for bear if you go up against him. He has all those uncomfortable facts at his command, and will not bend to pressure from big money lobbyists.
Pat Leahy is perhaps my least favorite of the bunch. He seems ever so ready to join in the Pellosi-Schummer branch of his party. And I was never so dissappointed in him as when he failed to call Dick Cheney a fat-assed, pork chop sucking SOB, after the VP's expletive directed at him. He should have called that weaselly chicken-hawk out to the parking lot, like any Vermont farm boy would. Still, he has a sharp mind, and never seems to make a foolish move.
Our motto is Freedom And Unity. Notice that freedom precedes the unity. We never speak in a single voice, or follow a single path; yet we all manage to meet up somewhere.
post #16 of 17

VT/NH taxes

I almost fell over when I read a blurb that New Hampshire has a "VIEW TAX".

The better the view the higher the land tax?

What if a blind guy uses it as a primary residence?

Shouldn't be taxed a dime now should he?

Uncle Yuki is gonna paint my shotgun white with a red tip and put a "seeing eye" harness on my coon hound. Wild shots will be fired if I hear any "revenooers" come up the lane!
post #17 of 17

JH refugee

hope you get to be permanent vermonters again, went to uvm myself (and worked on bernie's 1st mayoral campaign, way back in the day) my family still lives back there so am always following vt politics, which have some great great stories. Any book by frank bryon, not sure if he is still a prof at uvm but he was for a long time and knew everything about vt history (one great book, real vermonters don't milk goats, i think, is just priceless and very true if you have spent time on the back roads of vt)
didn't know the muellers had CB but Steamboat (well, the people I knew) were very very disappointed they didn't get it (but asc did provide a nice new carpet in the thunderhead lunch room..... )
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