PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, TUESDAY, SEPT. 27, 2011) — Today being election day, and with 20 to 25% expected to overwhelm the polls, we might lament the state of our so-called democracy. Rather than do that, though, we light the candle for apathy and place it in the window public.

Fact is, no matter what happens today, 75-80% of We The People will have opted out of our PICK ONE ___________ (   )right    (   )duty    (   )responsibility    (   )burden   (   )other to vote.

Some election day questions:

* Why do we have voting only on one day, a workday at that, when working stiffs will have to juggle to cast a ballot?

* Why not have Election Week, six days excluding Sunday, to ensure a majority turnout?

* Why do we consider turnouts of 50% or less valid?

* Why don’t we have “None of the Above” printed as a choice on EVERY ballot in EVERY race, at all levels of government?

* When did We the People lose interest in government?

* When did We The People abdicate their ownership of government?

* When did the skunks take over?

* HOW — how — did the skunks take over?

THE PLANET welcomes answers.



THE PLANET’s forecasters presented their crystal ball and lucille ball views of what happens today:

— Some 6,112 voters show up at the polls (21%) and 79% do not vote

— Ward Four: Vincelette and Connell.

— Mayoral: Bianchi 2,170; Marchetti, 1869; Nichols, 1745; Fillio, 237; Walto, 91



THE PLANET, in our continuing coverage of the Pittsfield-related triple murders, has been working our sources. In that vein, we present this report, from THE STOOLEY. Remember, THE STOOLEY is the collective name we give to our network of spies, correspondents, gum shoes, operatives, Z-agents, informants, sources, and the like. We have them in most seats of power and in most places of public interest. THE STOOLEY operates fearlessly in the nefarious world of politics, intrigue, and teabury gum.

In Lenoxdale, a short distance from the bridge from which items in this case were thrown, sits the Hell’s Angels clubhouse — less than a few miles distance.The local package store, which is in full viewing distance of the bridge, had been a hub of conversations very early on, reporting Becket as the burial site, claiming someone involved was working on the property.

Locals who work in the area were privy to this info while people were still focused on the state forest.

Local’s heard Hall was a “loose cannon” with the Hells Angels and a witness was named as the one who reported the disposal of the evidence in the river….a Berkshire county builder….of course, this was just talk, but most of it later checked out.

I personally hope the Angels are not more deeply involved, and I don’t think they are….I am not a follower or fan and don’t think I know a single Angel personally…but I want to believe their PR and think of them as just MC enthusiasts…maybe that’s naive on my part …but I am OK with that, I am happier living in that world.

As to the DA office…again, I want to believe that they did not in fact use David Glasser in a way that endangered him…..I hope that is proven.

I was sorry to hear people brought up the name of the ex wife of one of the accused on several blogs, but not surprised.

Bella Vendetta grew up in the area and went to public school in Lenox.  Like Trash her ex husband, she got wrapped up in a fashionable fantasy trend not realizing the reality of the life style….. I personally fondly remember her in dance recitals, musicals and Shakespeare and company plays …..another bright kid swept up in an alternative lifestyle that made her feel special. She, like her dad, is a great chef and a very creative designer and seamstress. I believe she met Trash via the counter culture, where he obviously was a star.

I hope justice prevails in this tragic story and everyone including law enforcement learns valuable lessons…….I hope someone gives the three victims a fitting tribute. No matter how lowly their stories might be, they were someones, sons, brothers, uncles and friends…..I have heard they were also criminals, but could not find any info verifying that information online including Watchdog….more likely individuals that feel through the cracks.

I am not sure what drew me in to this case so deeply, maybe because it reads like a screenplay…but I am watching and waiting for the truth to unfold and justice be served.

Regarding the Berkshire Eagle….this is a money making cow of a story…why they are not milking it , I don’t understand.
I am already thinking screenplay.

THE PLANET thanks THE STOOLEY for that report. We will just add about Hell’s Angels that  people who live near their clubhouse has sent us communications. Many of them have lived in the area for decades. To a person, they report that there is NEVER any trouble. The guys themselves are described as “respectful and law abiding, always polite. They perform much charitable work. They host many public and private events, and there’s rarely anything more notable other than a loud Harley or two 10.”

For what it’s worth.





  1. Jim Gleason
    September 27, 2011 at 7:47 am #

    The propaganda hour on WTBR this morning had Pete Marchetti only on its 8 o’clock time slot. Is that not a violation of MA state election law in terms of equal opportunity ckauses? I thought if you had one on you had to have all on, especially on voting day. Dan, can you tell me if I’m correct in this feeling.

    • Real Deal 2
      September 27, 2011 at 5:01 pm #

      Let me answer this for Dan G-Spot. KLook it up yourself. Let’s go through the checklist of researching information G-Spot:

      1. Have a computer (check)
      2. Know what your looking for (check)
      3. Have plenty of times on your hand (check)
      4. Live off public assistance, so don’t have to be accountable anywhere or to anybody (check)
      5. Click off internet porn long enough to seek info (check)

      See G-Spot, you fit the bill for all 5 items, so you should be able to search for this without any issues. Well, I guess if you can click off of the gay midget porn long enough.

      Mop on, G-Spot!!

  2. Jim Gleason
    September 27, 2011 at 7:48 am #

    Sorry, equal opportunity clauses.

    • Steve Wade
      September 27, 2011 at 8:10 am #

      The 4 people that listen to WTBR don’t vote anyway.

      • Joe Pinhead
        September 27, 2011 at 2:40 pm #

        As long as all were invited all is fair.

    • Silence Dogood
      September 28, 2011 at 6:20 am #

      JG, good posts and good calls to wild Bill’s show

  3. Still wondering
    September 27, 2011 at 8:22 am #

    Regarding the mayoral candidates… I want each candidate to state unquivically whether they will fire Deanna Ruffer.

    • Maxwell Edison
      September 27, 2011 at 9:11 am #

      She’s one of the most competent department heads city hall has ever had. That she takes direction from a mayor you don’t like is your issue.

      • Jim Gleason
        September 27, 2011 at 4:01 pm #

        She is totally incompetent and is very un-coopoerative with city councilors who don’t agree with her on every sentiment. She has spent too much un-needed money on things such as the Common. She is a complete failure and should be asked for her resignation as soon as Dan takes power.

        • ambrose
          September 27, 2011 at 4:14 pm #

          gotta agree all the way jg – with luck rick scapin will bbe elected, dan wins, tosses ruffy out and db appoints gusso to ruffy’s job and the three amigos are back together again – that’s what i call progress –

  4. Ray Ovac
    September 27, 2011 at 9:05 am #

    DV, with Hall in jail and his quarter-million dollar bail revoked, bail which was raised by posting the HA clubhouse as surety, what happens now to the clubhouse?

    • Steve Wade
      September 27, 2011 at 9:48 am #

      Battery Man He didn’t skip town. He was arrested for another crime. The Angels get to keep their club house.

      • Ray Ovac
        September 27, 2011 at 10:04 am #

        SW, if Hall’s forfeited $250K bail came from mortgaging the clubhouse, then aren’t the club members now saddled with a $250K mortgage?

        • Steve Wade
          September 27, 2011 at 11:16 am #

          His bail was revoked ,it means he has to stay in jail until trial. The Angels don’t lose the colatoral that they used for bail.

    • scott
      September 27, 2011 at 12:55 pm #

      The court house donates it to city hall.

      • Silence Dogood
        September 28, 2011 at 5:42 am #

        in other words to the local democrat party

  5. Jeffrey Turner
    September 27, 2011 at 9:08 am #

    If you don’t like any of the choices for office, then run yourself. But “None of the Above” is only for whiners and would waste everybody’s time.

    Why exclude Sunday? Is this some sort of privileged religion thing?

    On top of the problem you point out with election day, single-member districts with winner-take-all elections encourage low turnout because either your vote doesn’t really matter – Congress has a lower turnover rate than the Soviet Politburo (the way districts are drawn, the politicians choose their constituency more than the constituents choose their congressmember) – or you don’t really know what you’re getting unless you spend a lot of time paying close attention because the parties are so broad in their platforms and nobody’s required to uphold the platform anyway. So even if you vote, the person you elect probably won’t or may not do what they promised.

    • Silence Dogood
      September 28, 2011 at 5:46 am #

      Jeff says

      “Why exclude Sunday? Is this some sort of privileged religion thing?”

      All City Hall employees as well as all poll workers are democrats and Sat and Sun are hack holy days not to be messed with.

      • Silence Dogood
        September 28, 2011 at 5:50 am #

        demohacks that is

  6. Still wondering
    September 27, 2011 at 9:35 am #

    Maxwell is either totally ignorant of the goings on in Ruffer’s office, a GOB, or someone who wouldn’t know their *ss from their elbow.

    • Maxwell Edison
      September 27, 2011 at 10:14 am #

      Prove me wrong. Share these insights you claim to have.

  7. Still wondering
    September 27, 2011 at 10:35 am #

    Ask Dan. I have to work.

    • Baby Baby
      September 27, 2011 at 1:59 pm #

      So you are goofing off while working? Seems like you spend alot of time here while “working”. I would guess you are underpaid as well.

  8. Dusty
    September 27, 2011 at 12:32 pm #

    If they had the polling place at Wal-Mart the turn out would be much larger. Every body goes there at least once a week and if you offered each person a free bag of popcorn to vote we could be up near 90 percentile

    • scott
      September 27, 2011 at 12:58 pm #

      I do not shop at wal mart haven’t you ever seen the high cost of low prices? People don’t vote because they are either happy in our democrat run state because all their food stamps, fuel assistance, sec 8 and cash is handed to them and the ones that have a brain see the system as the corrupt failure that it is. People feel helpless they feel like it doesn’t matter who you vote for.

      • Concern
        September 27, 2011 at 1:43 pm #

        Does it matter look at all the jokes in office from top to bottom. Then look what we have to vote for. We are in trouble!!!!!!

        • Steve Wade
          September 27, 2011 at 1:56 pm #

          Why haven’t you run if you have all the answers?

          • CONCERNED
            September 27, 2011 at 2:51 pm #

            Why are you such an smart ass. Not everyone can run or wants too. You could run and get one vote if your smart enough to vote for yourself.

          • Real Deal 2
            September 27, 2011 at 4:48 pm #

            Steve Wade is on here taking it out on people, because last week he was at a middle school in Pittsfield. As he stood at the urinal, he read the writing on the wall, “there’s no joke here, the joke’s in your hand.” Steve spun around to a couple of kids laughing at him. When the really “saw” him, they laughter grew even louder, as the kids realized that now only is Steve Wade a cock, but his cock is a joke.

  9. Baby Baby
    September 27, 2011 at 2:00 pm #

    Here is the order of the finish from the preliminary

    1) Marchetti
    2) Bianchi
    3) Nichols
    4) Walto
    5) Fillio

    You heard it here first.

    • Jim Gleason
      September 27, 2011 at 4:09 pm #

      Switch Bianchi with Marchetti and then Nichols with Marchetti and you have the result.
      1. Bianchi

      After that who cares.

      • Real Deal 2
        September 27, 2011 at 4:53 pm #

        Again G-Spot, like most of your life, you got it wrong, AGAIN!!

        1. Nichols
        2. Bianchi

        Pittsfield needs real change. Joe Nichols is real change. Dan Bianchi is a recycled GOB-lite with an ax to grind. He killed the downtown baseball stadium years ago. How good has that worked out G-Spot? Now Pittsfield has no baseball team and 53 pharmacies.

  10. Shakes His Head
    September 27, 2011 at 2:29 pm #

    No way marchetti comes first, although the thugs are out. Hide the women and children!

  11. Ron Kitterman
    September 27, 2011 at 5:25 pm #

    3427 Bianchi 49%
    2759 Marchetti 40%
    641 Nichols 9%
    44 Walto 1%
    77 Fillio 1%

    • Shakes His Head
      September 27, 2011 at 5:52 pm #


  12. hahahah!
    September 27, 2011 at 6:38 pm #

    Trash was never a superstar in the counter culture. he was a fucking joke.
    , and has now shamed everyone in the body modification community.
    Bella always was, and always will be a star!

    what happened to laying off of her? get some diginity

  13. Lavarnway is the MAN
    September 27, 2011 at 6:45 pm #

    not bad Kitterman……

  14. Silence Dogood
    September 27, 2011 at 6:59 pm #

    The voter turnout was pathetic and to extend elections beyond one day would expensive, disruptive to the schools, fire stations and other places where they are held. If you can’t get to the polls (like the people I saw voting from wheelchairs and walkers) in the 12 or more hrs that they are open there is NO reason that you can’t vote by absentee ballot unless your just lazy or just apathetic. How many of you out there will complain about the failures of govt but you won’t take the time to vote?

    Perhaps Bella Regretta was a bright kid at one point. But what makes a bright kid get involved with a horn head lunatic capable of dismembering people with a chain saw.

    Like it or not Bella baby by virtue of her career choice is somewhat of a public figure who made a choice to become involved with a lunitic. (although I’m sure he will be portrayed as an innocent

  15. Silence Dogood
    September 27, 2011 at 7:07 pm #

    who was about to turn his life around) Perhaps she can get into that monastery in Petersham.

    I still say that the common denominator in this collection of victims, perps, friends hangers on is the drug culture……this business about a car part is Bravo Sierra. Unless crack or crank is a car part.

  16. really?
    September 27, 2011 at 7:48 pm #

    so…you made a post talking about laying off Bella….
    then published a whole paragraph about her as if she’s some sad charity case who didn’t realize having tattoos and being involved in the adult industry would change her life?

    did she throw her life away?
    or did she continue to pursue art in MANY forms, with her overflowing sensuality being the common denominator.
    she’s had an exstensive career in an industry when most females can’t hope to last more than 2 or 3 years at most.
    she continues to inspire other people in the adult entertainment industry and beyond.
    Look a bit further and you’ll see the work she did with organizations like porn for peace, and helped to donate to katrina victims, darfur
    youll see her doing performances for free and donating money to the prison book project
    and helping to organize benefits for another beloved member of the adult industry who was involved in a very bad car crash.

    she shared so much of herself with the world through her writings, which, because of sites like this, and people copy and pasting without her permission (which is illegal I might add) taking her words out of context, she’s taken all of her hard work away from us all now.
    My favorite part of her twitter was reading what she was cooking that day! As much as I enjoy her photos, what always struck me was her ability to actually connect to her audience and fan base.
    just because she isn’t ashamed of her sexuality and shares it with the world, does NOT mean perfect strangers are entitled to know how she must feel about this terrible tragedy.
    think how she must feel, she waited for this jerk for years, all her fans read about it and only wanted her to be happy.
    the divorce alone must have been devestating, I cant imaigine the horror or having someone you once loved be accussed of these bterrible things.
    everyone wants to say terrible things about veoivis, he does seem like a real scumbag. so again I say, why not harrass his new girlfriend. bella clearly could see he wasn’t someone worth her beauty and talents, so who was this new one?
    another lowlife like veiovis?

    Everyone also seems to forget that, while she DOES indeed lead a very public life, porn is *newsflash* MAKE BELIEVE and I’m sure the person she is in real life, as opposed to the image she conveys on the screen are much different.
    alot of people here seem to believe that because she may have made a bad choice in her mate, she doesn’t deserve to be treated like an actual human being.

    I say, saying LAY OFF BELLA then days later posting more about her is hypocritical.
    you should be ashamed of yourself Dan Valenti,
    do you truly believe posting comments with her name, then info about her family, and where she wewnt to school was the right thing to do?
    what if some overzealous person attacks and harms her, will YOU sleep at night knowing you may have contributed?
    All this talk of protecting the VICTIMS, the three dead are NOT the only vicitims, it is also their friends families and loved ones, as well as those of the three accussed.

    • suttinouttanuttin
      September 27, 2011 at 8:29 pm #

      I believe Mr Valenti did not make those comments,if you read the heading of the post is was from someone else and reading the post,I think that person was saying they were disappointed Bella was even brought in to the story by those who don’t know her.I have observed Mr Valenti always defending that belief too.Also,I have never seen her name mentioned here on Planet Valenti…only her stage name.

    • Silence Dogood
      September 28, 2011 at 6:18 am #

      really? says,
      “Everyone also seems to forget that, while she DOES indeed lead a very public life, porn is *newsflash* MAKE BELIEVE”

      The “Star Wars” was make believe but I don’t believe the ray guns were real and nobody was turned to atoms. Porn however involves actual sex. The relationships may be make believe but the acts involved are quite real. That’s what distinguishes porn from say “When Harry Met Sally.” Porn is very popular and Bella’s genre has become more popular in recent years. Is it art? Is that crap by the federal building in Pittsfield art?

      Like it or not Bella and everyone involved with the alleged murders at any point in their lives is part of the story. Bella is just the one who is best know through her career choice. Segments of her work are available for viewing on the net, at least they were last week. I must admit despite all the tatoos and peircings she has some charm and is a very attractive woman. The only way she will avoid attention is to live in a cloistered monastary. Perhyaps if she posted on her youtube channel a short video saying that Gufinski was the biggest mistake she ever made much of the attention would end….but some one is going to write a book or magazine article about this whole ordeal and Bella and many of the friends and relatives of the alleged murdurders will be pursued by authors and would be authors.

      • danvalenti
        September 28, 2011 at 7:35 am #

        As to your question of “art,” I agree that porn in no way qualifies. It has the opposite effect of art. Instead of being uplifting or provocative of thought, Porn dehumanizes sex and confuses lust with love, all in the name of money and to the detriment of those sad sacks to whom porn is addictive.

  17. really?
    September 27, 2011 at 8:47 pm #

    Dan Valenti may have not made the comments with her real name, which certainly DID appear on this site, but he had the power to moderate these forums and delete the post, and he did nothing.
    and as I said: saying one day lay off, then a few days later posting more is not something I can support.

    sorry the twenty readers of this blog don’t like what Bella does or stands for, but the thousands of fans she has all over the globe think she’s a pretty special person.
    she doesn’t need “counter culture” to feel special.
    meet her once, watch her on stage, listen to her speak and you’ll know instantly this woman IS special

    • suttinouttanuttin
      September 27, 2011 at 9:38 pm #

      @Really, I do personally know “Bella” and can confirm she is a special and talented women, was a creative and special kid too,I have watched her creativity and talent for years, we all agree she does not need to be brought up in these discussions, Mister Valenti operates an open forum and lets all opinions be heard, but please note his personal comments have always been in favor of leaving her out of it******so based on that, lets drop it****** we agree, we got our chance to have our say, so lets keep her out of it as we should,why fuel the fire.peace.

  18. Poker Boy
    September 27, 2011 at 9:13 pm #

    @really? suttinouttanuttiun is right, mr valenti defended “bella” many times and agreed she shouldnt be in the story. mr. valenti did not make the comments that youclaim. it was someone else one of his sources. also if planet had only 20 readers you wouldnt be so upset. this is a populr site, actually, I think you ARe bella . are yu? if so, Admit it. If so I want to tell you im on yur side.

  19. really?
    September 27, 2011 at 9:42 pm #

    ME bella? HAHAH is it so hard for you to believe there would be people who support her?
    I’m just an admirer from afar, and have had the pleasure of meeting her and attending some of her events,
    I’m sure in your small city this may be a popular blog, but I certainly only know of it because it now comes up in a search for bella. just as some people have said this story will get hits to her website, bringing her name to THIS site brings in a whole new readership for mr valenti.

    my point was that her reach goes far beyond your county, state and even country
    if this site only had ONE reader I would still be upset!

    please reread my last comment I said I am aware dan Valenti did not post her name, but someone else did and he did nothing to protect her identity.
    I did at first commend him for NOT saying her name, and asking others to lay off, but it’s pretty clear now he is not a man of his word.

  20. Silence Dogood
    September 28, 2011 at 5:16 am #

    From Wiki: Art is the product or process of deliberately arranging items (often with symbolic significance) in a way that influences and affects one or more of the senses, emotions, and intellect. It encompasses a diverse range of human activities, creations, and modes of expression, including music, literature, film, photography, sculpture, and paintings. The meaning of art is explored in a branch of philosophy known as aesthetics, whereas disciplines such as anthropology, sociology and psychology analyze its relationship with humans and generations.
    Traditionally, the term art was used to refer to any skill or mastery. This conception changed during the Romantic period, when art came to be seen as “a special faculty of the human mind to be classified with religion and science”.[1] Generally, art is made with the intention of stimulating thoughts and emotions.

    • scott
      September 28, 2011 at 5:48 am #

      Those are some sick thoughts her “art” is stimulating…

  21. NA
    September 28, 2011 at 8:27 am #

    What I’d like to know is- with the amount of attention you are all focussing on ms Vendetta, who left Veovis like whenever way before the crime- how come no one is interested in focussing the same amount of attention on his employer, this “local artist”? Veoivis spent 8 hours a daym five or six days a week i’d presume, with this employer until the day he was arrested. Is this because his employer is a wealthy artist ? Who has some amount of standing in the community? And Ms Vendetta does not and is not? I mean, hypocrisy doesn’t even BEGIN to describe it. It also puts you, Mr Valenti, in the same light as the “BB” as you like to call them.

    Where the extensive piece on Veovis’ alleged girlfriend? The reason, I believe, Ms Vendetta left Veoivis- or I mean, that’s what she alluded to in her blogs. THIS GIRL would have been with him till the day he was arrested and probably knows a lot more about what was happening in head. Talk to her.

    And I fully agree with “really” – what ever happened to ‘lay off’ ms vendetta?” As to everyone else, Mr Valenti may not have said what he posted but he POSTED it, for heaven’s sake. He said ‘leave bella out’ and then POSTED an entire paragraph that someone else said about her. This is HIS blog and comments ARE moderated or at least can be controlled.

    So anyway, I just don’t get the excessive attention paid to Vendetta and not to the others who were around him more right before this crime he is accused of. I also don’t understand why we aren’t hearing more about Hall’s priors. I mean this guy is no one-time criminal, right? And while Veoivis appears to be the poster child of this crime, Hall is clearly the mastermind. It’s like everyone’s focusing on veoivis coz he looks crazy and forgetting that adam leo hall is the ring leader here.

    • danvalenti
      September 28, 2011 at 9:07 am #

      If you have the name and contact information of Veiovis’ employer, you can send it to me. Same with his current girlfriend. Appreciate your post, but remember that this site tries to encourage as much free speech as possible. We try to edit or disallow as little as we can. We have blocked two people from this site for actions that were unproductive. Many hundreds of others, including our most passionate critics, are welcome. We did not judge anything anyone wrote in this case to have qualified for censorship.

      You’re right about the attention Veoivis draws. It begins solely with his appearance. It continues fueled by his checkered background. Hall’s priors are fair game only if they are relevant. They may or may not be, and I am not familiar with them.

      As for Bella, I have stated my views: She is not relevant to the story. If others agree, fine. If they do not, and they have reasonable positions and valid information, it’s not my wish to censor them.

      • Silence Dogood
        September 28, 2011 at 11:23 am #

        Jeffrey dahmer’s appearance was normal and he got plenty of attention. If Blood and Gutsfinski didn’t drink blood and do what he is currently accused of and all he did was help little old ladies cross North Street then he would just be regarded as a Pittsfield freakazoid and a novelty. But that’s not the case. And yes we would like to hear more about Leo. Mastermind though? Ring leader maybe. As time goes by I think we will see that drugs, probably cocaine and crank is a the very heart of this mess but Caius must have had a hard time doing a line with the bone in his nose. Only a sick mind on drugs could do what these three stooges did.

        • NA
          September 28, 2011 at 11:56 am #

          ha ha @ it being hard for Caius to do a line with that bone in his nose!

          Just so its clear Dogood, no way am I defending Caius. I just also want to know more about Hall. To me, he’s as crazy as Veoivis.

          • Silence Dogood
            September 28, 2011 at 1:37 pm #


      • NA
        September 28, 2011 at 11:52 am #

        I think you do know. And if you don’t, I think this Stoolie… your ‘vast network of spies’ can find out if THEY don’t know already…. jus’ sayin’.

  22. NA
    September 28, 2011 at 8:36 am #

    Oh and I realise his post was kinda defensive of ms vendetta but leave her out of it means don’t talk about her in relation to the case. or her family. or her friends. pro or anti. you know, i understand the curiousity but can’t you wait until the case is over? get her permission to talk about her?

    • Silence Dogood
      September 28, 2011 at 11:27 am #

      doesn’t work that way for public figures chief…..Michael Jackson or Anna Nicole Smith come to any ones mind?

    • Silence Dogood
      September 29, 2011 at 7:42 pm #

      why until very recently did Ms. “Vendetta” have a you tube video with that knuckle headed idiot Gutfinski called me annoying my boyfriend? Seems for years that Ms. Vendetta didn’t mind being connected with Mr Gutfinski until the water got hot? Own it Bella.

  23. Silence Dogood
    September 28, 2011 at 11:09 am #

    “Methinks the lady doth protest too much,” Queen Gertrude