GO TO BED IRENE, YOU’RE GETTING SLEEPY … plus … IS BERKSHIRE LIFE LEAVING PITTSFIELD? EARLY IN ON THE PLANET!!
By DAN VALENTI
PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary
ADD ONE, 8/31/11
As we said we would, THE PLANET sent out feelers to those who might be in the know on the persistent rumors that Berkshire Like will be pulling out of Pittsfield. We have heard back from one of our sources, who tells us:
It’s a false rumor. If I find out anymore information or can elaborate further I’ll drop you line. I’d like to remain off the record at this point, but I have it from a very good authority in whom I have the utmost confidence and trust that the rumor is false.
We will keep checking, but for now, that is the most definitive and authoritative statement than anyone can make. It comes from a well qualified source with intimate information about the company.
(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, AUG. 31, 2011) — To finally put the matter of the non-starter Irene to bed, THE PLANET will say for the third time: No one, including this address, is saying that there wasn’t damage, loss of life, etc. Our point is that (a) we’ve seen much worse than this so-billed “once in a lifetime” event and (b) Irene failed to come close to the pre-announcements, the relentless flogging, the hysterical hype, and the otherwise hyperbolic predictions of the mainstream media.
Even when they knew it wasn’t a Hurricane 5, even when they knew it wasn’t a Hurricane 1, even when they knew it wasn’t a cyclone, and even when they knew it was downgraded to a tropical storm, they kept pushing it. They — The Weather Channel, many of the meteorologists, and anyone else who had a hot mic and bought into Armageddon — THEY were the ones who should apologize.
The rationalists among us give thanks for the reality of the situation. The storm fizzled out (again, compared to the hype). Call it God’s will, randomness, coincidence, or whatever, we were blessed. The ones who keep harping over THE PLANET’s common sense and reasonableness in the coverage of Irene act like they are disappointed the storm fizzled. Evidently, they wanted much more death, destruction, and disintegration.
We are not sorry for them, and we are not sorry they didn’t get what they wanted.
Who Can Insure Berkshire Life?
Is Berkshire Life leaving? We first heard this rumor about three weeks ago. At first, it seemed nothing more than that. The buzz has persisted through the wires, however, and the talk won’t go away. This isn’t confirmation, of course, but there’s something brewing.
THE PLANET has made and is making inquiries into the situation, and as soon as we find our something, you will be the first to know. Don’t look for the story in the Boring Broadsheet, because it wouldn’t be interested in the enterprise journalism required to confirm or not.
“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”
LOVE TO ALL.