PLANET HAS SOME ELECTION DAY QUESTIONS AND PROGNOSTICATIONS … plus … THE STOOLEY HAS MORE ON PITTSFIELD TRIPLE MURDER … !!ALL EXCLUSIVE!! TO THE PLANET
By DAN VALENTI
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.
PLANET FORECASTERS PREDICT TODAY’S ELECTION
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
MORE FROM THE STOOLEY ON TRIPLE MURDER
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.
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.
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.
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.
OFF TO ADVENTURE NOW.
“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.