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NEW SANCTIONS ON N.KOREA: NOT A YAWNER THIS TIME

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION, SEPT. 22-24, 2017) — In his first address to the United Nations’ General Assembly, President Donald Trump told world leaders that North Korea will be “totally destroyed” if it attacks America or any of its allies. There’s no wiggle room in […]

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TYER CUTS THE CHEESE ON TYLER STREET TRASH CANS

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY SEPT. 20, 2017) — It’s come to this: ribbon cuttings for garbage cans. Cue the first three notes of “Taps.” Ba-Ba-Baaaaaa. What’s next as Mayor Linda “Trashcan” Tyer presides over the demise she has not only not addressed but has hurriedly hastened? Salutations for strip […]

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THE BRILLIANT PLAN FOR TYLER STREET? ‘S–L–O–W IT DOWN’

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY Coming Wednesday: THE PLANET’s take on the Ribbon Cutting for …  for … (we can hardly say it) … Tyler Street garbage cans … Wherein we find out if the mayor has (a) a sense of humor and/or (b) a thick skin. Either will suffice. TRUTH OUTSTRIPS […]

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CARJAMICUS, GOD OF CROSSTOWN TRAFFIC, LORDS IT IN PITTSFIELD

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION SEPT. 15-17, 2017) — Once upon a time, a golden, flaming scroll descended from the heavens, and in its ashes one could read the words: How to Design Exasperating Traffic Patterns. And it came to pass that most cities rejected the sacred text, as […]

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STEIN, ‘FIFEISM,’ ALMOST DROVE OUT LENCO INDUSTRIES, ONE OF THE CITY’S GEMS

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY SEPT. 13, 2017) — Step into Mr. Peabody’s Time Machine for a journey back to 1982. In Pittsfield, a little company starts up with a couple-three employees. The company wants to build armored security vehicles for police, the military, governments, SWAT, and a […]

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FILM AT 11 … GO F*** HIMSELF? BUT HOW … STORM BRAINED

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY SEPT. 11, 2017) — Here’s a ripe piece of low-hanging fruit THE PLANET now makes available to any of our media colleagues. We think it especially relevant in light of yet another shooting, this one, ironically enough, near police HQ and not far […]

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