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KAVANAUGH HEARINGS DESCEND INTO POLITICAL HATRED

BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY SEPT. 5, 2018) — Now that the Dumpster Behind Paul Rich has run off with the Big Red Repaving Machine to bring to a merciful end the race for Berkshire County District Attorney, THE PLANET can turn our attention to another matter involving judicial ascendancy. We speak of the hearings now under way for U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court.

The hearings fired the starting gun for a race by attrition that lugubrious Republicans will finally win but not before hostile Democrats do their worst to stop the process, solidifying the hopeless political division that has robbed this country of its ability to set wise national policy. THE PLANET finds the level of political dysfunction embarrassing, to say nothing of the predictability of the rancor. The United States has lost its moral compass not because of a president (Clinton, Bush 2, Obama or Trump, take your pick) but because of the democratic process’s total collapse into a cesspool of ignorance, close-mindedness, and hatred.

As senate judiciary committee chairman Charles Grassley gaveled open the hearings and began his opening statement, Democrats ignored the rules of order and repeatedly interrupted, demanding a halt to the proceedings. They objected because of an 11th hour document dump totaling 42,000 pages relating to Kavanaugh’s bench work after his appointment by President George W. Bush. They said they needed time to review the documents before they could move on the hearings — as if they would peruse the documents for anything other than rope with which to hang Kavanaugh. A closed mind is a terrible thing to utilize.

Back in the day, the argument might have had merit, but everyone knows desperate Dems were grasping at anything they could find or invent to derail the hearings. Honesty would have had them admit they were acting to avenge the hearings Republicans denied for Merrick Garland, the Supremes nomination of outgoing Obama.

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You knew there would be trouble. In the corridors outside the hearing room, a gaggle of women dressed in red capes and white bonnets ala The Handmaiden’s Tale heckled Republican senators as they entered the room. On cue, as Democrats interrupted Grassley, several in the gallery shouted, screamed, screeched, ragged, and otherwise denied every U.S. citizen their rights. By 10:19 a.m. yesterday morning (Tuesday), 22 people were arrested, all of them women. These MeToo-ers exposed themselves for what they are: not people interested in exercising their First Amendment rights but whiny millennials politically PMSing who can’t be taken seriously.

One hour into the hearing, Democrats from the dais interrupted Republicans 44 times. It’s a hallowed number for Syracuse Football, but 44 interruptions in 60 minutes spells digital tragedy for this country.

The odd thing about this is the Democrats’ refusal to look at Kavanaugh’s judicial record. In the last two years of Bush’s term, he ruled against the president eight times, indicating his respect for the law and an ability to put politics aside in reaching decisions. What do we want and expect from a judge? We expect someone who can correctly apply the law to the facts of a case. We expect cases to be decided on legal merits, not on the politics, sex, gender, religion, or color of a person. We do NOT want special rulings given to, for, or against “preferred parties.” THE PLANET has looked at Kavanaugh’s record, using all the political, sexual, gender, or racial disinterest we can muster. We can report he would be a good addition to the Supreme Court.

THE PLANET has no doubt this column will elicit the some of the same political rancor exhibited at the Senate hearings for Kavanaugh. Nonetheless, we proceed in the hope offered by opportunity. We give everyone their say, which is to say we present an opportunity for actually debate, discussion, and deliberation. That’s all we can do. That being said, we ask everyone to do their best to engage in debate rather than the polemics of the sandbox.

My, but aren’t we naïve?

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I would never desecrate my flag and my national anthem” — Football great and social activist Jim Brown on a tiny number of NFL players disrespecting the national anthem.

“OPEN THE WINDER, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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173 Responses to “KAVANAUGH HEARINGS DESCEND INTO POLITICAL HATRED”

  1. Johnny2Shoes
    September 4, 2018 at 8:04 pm #

    Have we finally lost our way as a country? There is very little civil conversation over issues that are not just political, but also in simple everyday matters. There is no longer a middle ground to the issues, but one side better fit all.

  2. Jonathan Melle
    September 4, 2018 at 8:21 pm #

    Donald Trump is EVIL! Trump = Hitler! Trump had neo-nazi’s, alt right, white supremacists, and white nationalists work for his campaign and administration. Trump endorses the use of torture! He nominates people, see below, who are legal proponents of torturing people! Trump rips brown immigrant babies from their mothers’ arms and puts them in cages! IMPEACH PRESIDENT TRUMP NOW!

    – Jonathan Melle

    September 4, 2018

    Re: Brett Kavanaugh’s legal documents on torture should be exposed!

    Is it true that Brett Kavanaugh authored thousands of legal documents in the Bush 2/Cheney administration that are not being released to the Senate Judiciary Committee considering his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court? Is it also true that Brett Kavanaugh committed perjury in his prior testimony to the same committee when he was nominated to the appellate court?

    I remember some of the U.S. government torture methods that included, but not limited to, dogs nearly biting men’s testicles, men put in humiliating homosexual positions, men with black hoods placed over their heads while water boarded in CIA “black sites”, men sleep deprived for days on end, among other “enhanced interrogation” methods.

    If Brett Kavanaugh is a legal proponent of U.S. government backed torture, then it should be exposed during his hearing!

    I believe the U.S. Congress should condemn torture, and the U.S. Senate should block the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh!

    – Jonathan Melle

    Donald Trump recently nominated Gina Haspel as the first woman to head the CIA. She tortured people for the CIA!

    “Ms. Haspel’s background makes her unsuitable to serve as CIA director,” Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) said in a statement Tuesday, March 13, 2018.

    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) also expressed skepticism about Haspel, given her background. “Ms. Haspel needs to explain the nature and extent of her involvement in the CIA’s interrogation program during the confirmation process,” he said.

    Her promotion reflects President Trump’s sympathetic approach to torture. Trump has said he wants to bring back waterboarding.

    Source: By Willa Frej, The Huffington Post, March 13, 2018

    • Enema of the State
      September 5, 2018 at 9:01 am #

      The Huffington Post. LMFAO!
      You’d get more accurate reporting from Charles Manson.

    • Mr. Fritz
      September 5, 2018 at 9:17 am #

      Mr. Antifa, Jon Melle; Gaetani’s go-to-guy for information.

      • Art Seller
        September 5, 2018 at 10:17 am #

        yOU are very brave in your condemnation of a man who has served because you post under several Penn names and are not man enough to tell us who you are. Mr Gaetanis is no coward today and wasn’t a coward in the Viet Nam war [REDACTED]

        • Enema of the State
          September 5, 2018 at 10:49 am #

          Threatening people in social media? Are you really that stupid? And you criticize him for using a fake name when you use Art Seller, one if the dumbest names on here? You need help.

          • Art Seller
            September 5, 2018 at 11:13 am #

            As I stated earlier your contributions are useless. One more thing see how diligently Mr Gaetanis is representing you by reading his letter in today’s Boring Broadsheet. [ED. NOTE: THIS COMMENT HAS BEEN HEAVILY REDACTED. WE WOULD ASK ALL WRITERS TO KEEP THEIR REBUTTALS MORE IN GOOD TASTE — THE PLANET]

    • Village Knight
      September 9, 2018 at 8:29 pm #

      Reply to Village “progressive” activist, Jonathan Melle:

      Donald Trump is the Best President America ever had!
      Donald Trump is pupet of NoOne!
      Donald Trump wants a Friendship with Russia and that’s Good, Positive thing for both countries!
      Liberal Democrats should be tried for Treason like it was in 1950s! Jail time no more than 5 years would be nice!
      Dems now openly talking about Socialism–like Alexandria Cortez in New York–she asks Free colleges for everyone, Food stamps for everyone, Free housing as Human Rights and Government guaranteed jobs for everyone! 100% Socialism!
      But even she doesn’t know Dem/Liberal/Progressives final goal:
      They want to build Global Communist Community without any borders, therefore indeed No ICE needed, No immigration Laws, One Party system–Progressives always rights–like Communists in Soviet Union and like Nazis in Germany–always right!
      Dem Liberal Progressivism must be destroyed at any cost!

  3. Ron Kitterman
    September 4, 2018 at 8:31 pm #

    Congratulations Andrea !! still think its odd Gaetanti has seen the inside of a court room more than the DA elect but we live with our choices.

    • 12 Gauge
      September 4, 2018 at 8:53 pm #

      She’s a total ditz. Berkshire County won’t be safe unless your career choice us breaking the law.

      • SisterGoldenHair
        September 5, 2018 at 3:54 am #

        Oh come on 12 Guage, what’s a few rounds capped off in Pittsfield dozens of times a year and a few more homicides? Drug dealing is a non-violent drug offense, as the likes of Harrington and Tyers’s waterboy Dahoney will tell you. And their brains are not fully developed until 25 and most of the violent crime is committed by young by disadvanteged minorities so we need more cuddling and coddling and understanding and that is why we have a cultural proficiency coach in the school department. For crying out loud what is wrong with jail for these gang bangers?

        • Lenny
          September 5, 2018 at 4:20 am #

          Well said, Sister.

      • Enema of the State
        September 5, 2018 at 8:41 am #

        Just make sure you put your criminal career aside when you reach 25. By then your brain is fully formed and you will get heavily slapped on the wrist by Harrington herself.

    • SisterGoldenHair
      September 5, 2018 at 3:46 am #

      Hey Ron, that’s a good one right there.

    • Art Seller
      September 5, 2018 at 5:19 am #

      Mr. Kitterman. The war hero you you are chastising is the city of Pittsfield’s greatest benefactor of all time. In fact his contribution to the city exceeds all past benefactors combined. I do not know who you are but I know Mr. Gaetanis. Mr. Valenti in a past article called Mr. Gaetanis a force for good for the residents of the city of Pittsfield. Please tell us about yourself and do not leave out anything so we can get a clear picture of you and find out why you have to demean the one person who stands up for every person in this city. And yes Mr. Gaetanis was no fan of Andrea Harrington and he is not a boot licker like you. We await your reply.

      • Shakes his Shakey
        September 5, 2018 at 6:07 am #

        What exactly is his military record? Bronze Star? Silver? Medal of Honor?

        • Enema of the State
          September 5, 2018 at 9:00 am #

          He rec’d a self awarded medal for getting a letter from Colin Powell who told him he did not remember him.
          War hero, my arse.

      • 12 Gauge
        September 5, 2018 at 7:45 am #

        RK was not putting Guytonis down. The G man has had more courtroom experience than Harrington.

  4. Pat
    September 4, 2018 at 8:34 pm #

    The hearings were so violent in tone that Kavanaugh’s two children had to be taken out of the building. This is the far left at work. These are very intolerant people who are only interested in their own agenda.

    More documents were released than the last 4 nominees combined and those that were not released were confidential due to national security issues. The far left knew this, but wanted to cause a circus atmosphere. It was all planned.

    • dusty
      September 5, 2018 at 12:40 am #

      Just curious Pat….why was Trump withholding all those papers and why was Kavanaugh not telling him to release them? NO reason except he was hiding something but let us hear your Hannity fueled spin.

    • The school committee
      September 5, 2018 at 2:41 am #

      Pat you must be very young because people dont want to lose their rights.That is what they fight for.There was no violence.Did you not see the police easily remove the shouting protesters.Yes Pat your a wealthy ,right wing corporate president based on your beliefs you state here

      • 12 Gauge
        September 5, 2018 at 2:50 am #

        Moron, protesters do not have a right to disriupt a congressional hearing.

      • Pat
        September 5, 2018 at 4:29 am #

        70 far left radicals were arrested by the police. Many did give the police a fight. I saw it on camera. For women to get all emotional about losing abortion (which they have ZERO evidence would happen) is outrageous. They need to be outraged about everything that happens in the Trump administration.

        The far left is promoting paranoia too because they know so many gullible people will fall for it. Oh, something is being hidden they are trying to fool people into believing. They totally ignored the explanations for any documents not being released which in my opinion were valid. They didn’t listen because they were too busy screaming.

    • Art Seller
      September 5, 2018 at 5:31 am #

      Pat. It is the % of the documents released. Only 6% of the documents were released. 42000 were released just hours before the hearings and over 100,000 have not been released. Bush had cleared those documents and for reasons unknown to us trump has with held them. Don’t you think we should know what it is in those documents? Put yourself in the democrats shoes. Wouldn’t you want to know also?

      • Pat
        September 5, 2018 at 5:45 am #

        We were told very clearly that the documents contained sensitive information on national security and issues regarding other sensitive information that would deter people from giving testimony if it was given out, but that doesn’t mean that Kavanaugh can’t be asked questions on any of the issues from that time period. That’s the point of the hearings right?

        • Art Seller
          September 5, 2018 at 6:12 am #

          Like I said the were cleared by Bush. Those papers should be released. This is a position of consequence and we must know Everything about this candidate. Already he has made no qualms about protecting trump and that in itself is very troubling.Again we need to know absolutely everything about this candidate

          • 12 Gauge
            September 5, 2018 at 7:04 am #

            Art, just parrots the mindless drivel he reads in the Eagle and hears on PMSNBC.

  5. 12 Gauge
    September 4, 2018 at 8:53 pm #

    She’s a total ditz. Berkshire County won’t be safe unless your career choice us breaking the law.

  6. LoneGunMan
    September 4, 2018 at 9:01 pm #

    She has as much experience as the mayor. That’s working out splendidly.

  7. 12 Gauge
    September 4, 2018 at 9:02 pm #

    How long is the DA’s term of office? How long do we have to endure this incompetent ditz?

    • Spagirl
      September 5, 2018 at 3:08 am #

      About as long as we have to endure this incompetent President. Congratulations, Andrea for taking down the entitled good ole boys . They can thank their arrogant wives. Citizens are sick of this crap.

      • SisterGoldenHair
        September 5, 2018 at 3:30 am #

        What Crap? And the answer is it is a 6 year term i believe.

        • Doomiedoger
          September 5, 2018 at 3:39 am #

          Hopefully everyone will get equal justice. In the past there has been too much wheel greasing for the connected. Just because someone backed you or donated to your campaign should not mean they or their families get off for their crimes.

          Tyer passed out goodies to her donors but hopefully you will be more ethical, as rare as it seem to be in politics these days.

      • Pat
        September 5, 2018 at 4:39 am #

        The Ruberto machine wins again. We can’t get rid of the Ruberto influence here in Berkshire County.

        • LoneGunMan
          September 5, 2018 at 4:58 am #

          How about it, Pat? It’s ironic seeing people happy that the “Good Ol Boys” network lost, when in reality Harrington was clearly a candidate of the machine.

          Has anyone else seen the full election results? only MassLive.com even breaks it down, ironically only 72% of the votes were counted… Pittsfield was never listed. According to Dan, Pittsfield essentially votes for the winner… what is Cacc actually won Pittsfield and they are holding the information?

          Can anyone locate it elsewhere? COLLUSION MR. KROL!

          • Pat
            September 5, 2018 at 5:48 am #

            True. Cacc won overwhelmingly in Pittsfield. Chalk up another one for the machine.

        • Enema of the State
          September 5, 2018 at 8:53 am #

          Pat, Ruberto may just be the real mayor!

      • 12 Gauge
        September 5, 2018 at 7:48 am #

        Harrington Voter’s chose her based on what’s in her panties and not what was in her resume.

        • LoneGunMan
          September 5, 2018 at 9:51 am #

          Direct quote from some snowflake in Gt. Barrington (in the Eagle)

          “I don’t care who wins as long as they don’t have a Y chromosome.”

          Enough said. Imagine you changed that to “They DO have…”

        • Art Seller
          September 5, 2018 at 2:26 pm #

          12 that kind of remark is uncalled for

          • 12 Gauge
            September 5, 2018 at 7:45 pm #

            Art, many of you TDS sufferers voted for her simply because she’s a woman.

  8. Shakey
    September 4, 2018 at 9:03 pm #

    What national security issue other than hating women and black peoples could there be?

  9. The school committee
    September 5, 2018 at 2:35 am #

    This judge is pro corporation,anti union,anti jury trial ,anti abortion based on his past.If that a middle class pro worker rights im done.The conservative wealthy anti post WW2 America is officially over until the planet and Pat stop supporting this lie.Money buys everything and money can brainwash anybody…..

  10. The school committee
    September 5, 2018 at 2:58 am #

    Does anyone remember cities burning in America,seperate water fountains,abusive child labor,women getting abused and beaten at home,rape resulting back ally abortions ,murder of blacks who wanted equallity,gay people wanting only the right to take out a marriage liscense, extreme poverty and ignorance of the 60s,the complete trust of American leaders.The fight is always against wealth and power.The wealthy and powerful figured a way to convince people to believe wealthy people dont want more,powerful people dont want more……America is now corporate headquarters for the world.Trump will walk all over the middle class ….feeding the corp pig

    • 12 Gauge
      September 5, 2018 at 6:59 am #

      All those acts were done by democrats

      • Enema of the State
        September 5, 2018 at 9:06 am #

        George Wallace, a Democrat, was one of worst.

  11. The school committee
    September 5, 2018 at 3:13 am #

    Bouvier is the most influential politician in the berkshires,WHEN is running politics and in the end nobody cares about voting because of all the false choices.
    Obama is right as he states elections have consequencees…..WHEN is in charge.Its now the girls who can get the vote out……This is not fair to Paul who did a great job.

    • Doomiedoger
      September 5, 2018 at 4:19 am #

      Paul also had the girls out. His wife was out front with lots of friends. Poor excuse.

  12. SisterGoldenHair
    September 5, 2018 at 3:44 am #

    Dan,

    Is the race really over, or can Caccaviello mount a successful write in campaign? To be sure, he would have to campaign a heck of a lot harder and smarter, especially in north county and Great Barrington, and he has to take the gloves off and start spending like a drunken sailor and point out the truth about Harrington, the Williams College rape lies, and the truth abouth the drug dealing in Great Barrington. Harrington campaigned way harder, and got the vote out, and even with two women splitting the women vote, she was victorious.

    Will Harrington offer him the first assistants’job to get him not to run a write in? Would he take it? Or ride off into the sunset with a big fat pension like Capeless? Or use the time to campaign relentlessly?

    Or, what if Caccv quit tomorrow, who would Tall Deval appoint as the DA? Would that person mount a write in?

    Time will tell but what does your crystal ball say Dan? After all, you are the oracle of The Pitts.

    • Enema of the State
      September 5, 2018 at 8:52 am #

      She may just want to offer him the assistant DA job because we all know she can’t win a court case against a competent defense lawyer. Her opening statement before every trial would be, “The prosecution rests” and then she would take a nap.

  13. The school committee
    September 5, 2018 at 3:44 am #

    60% of the turnout did not think she was qualified to be the DA….Paul should run as a independent so we are not stuck with the WHEN Bouvier Rookie DA

  14. The school committee
    September 5, 2018 at 3:46 am #

    Let’s see where Knight lands after it over and she if she was used as the spoiler

  15. Edward R. Murrow
    September 5, 2018 at 4:16 am #

    Just what we need–girly girl as DA. And another as mayor, and another as rep. Sounds like a wiener.

    But it ain’t over yet . . .

    • Edward R. Murrow
      September 5, 2018 at 4:17 am #

      But then again, the boys-to-men haven’t done such a great job.

      Can it really get worse?

    • Mr. Fritz
      September 5, 2018 at 4:25 am #

      What were people thinking?? God help us!

      • Harrison
        September 5, 2018 at 12:24 pm #

        I guess not everyone thinks like you. Shocker I know.

        • Mr. Fritz
          September 5, 2018 at 12:59 pm #

          You are obviously correct. Just having trouble seeing how a young woman with little prosecutorial experience, and no experience managing a large budget – could be successful in that job. Of all 3 candidates she was the least qualified for the position.

  16. h
    September 5, 2018 at 5:03 am #

    Had Knight appeared on the Gaetani News Hour she she might have won..

    • Enema of the State
      September 5, 2018 at 9:02 am #

      Only if she threw up on him.

  17. The school committee
    September 5, 2018 at 7:42 am #

    My hope now is that she speak to the Lenox School System about how irresponsible they have been in terms of bullying.The Sameness to let Lenox know that their tolerance of this behavior is illegal.Pittsfield students and parents should leave that school system and come home.Also the problem exist at MM high school.

    • Halo
      September 5, 2018 at 7:51 am #

      Bullying has been in every school including the catholic schools for decades, not just one or two. A kid from McCan told me a couple years ago bullying was out of control at that School.

    • Enema of the State
      September 5, 2018 at 8:49 am #

      That’s a pipe dream and you know it.

  18. Enema of the State
    September 5, 2018 at 8:48 am #

    Now that Harrington has won, Berkshire County will now be renamed Snowflake County.
    I’m going to form an under 25 gang. We’ll commit all the crimes we want because we know we’ll get away with it.

    • Halo
      September 5, 2018 at 3:05 pm #

      Fake crimes.

  19. Enema of the State
    September 5, 2018 at 9:07 am #

    Harrington only has one job as DA – who to delegate all her work to.

  20. UAlbany
    September 5, 2018 at 10:00 am #

    Dang my prediction yesterday was close – Congrats to Andrea Harrington – if she is a disaster (she won’t be b/c the AD’s try all the cases anyways) we can blame the flaming libtards in GB and Williamstown – maybe she can clean up the Millionaires elitist bullying tactics and the Monument MHS’ raging racism against any student of a slight shade of brown….don’t believe me ? then your from Pittsfield and not from south county….

    • SisterGoldenHair
      September 5, 2018 at 10:11 am #

      Hey UAlb,

      And it was real brillant for the police to investigate because a disgruntled faculty member said “it’s not safe” or some such non-sense. Ridiculous. If it ain’t a crime, the cops shouldn’t get involved.

  21. u
    September 5, 2018 at 10:27 am #

    Sister,what happened to your prediction 80% for Cacc?

    • SisterGoldenHair
      September 5, 2018 at 10:42 am #

      Good question U. Twas Gobsmacked, I was. I predicted Trump would get beat too. Need some wise person like Dan to explain it. I obviously don’t know my arse from my elbow when it comes to the electorate.

      • SisterGoldenHair
        September 5, 2018 at 11:02 am #

        Gobsmacked definition – utterly astonished or astounded when the GOBs and girls come out in full force to put another incompetent in office.

  22. SisterGoldenHair
    September 5, 2018 at 11:03 am #

    Gobsmacked definition – utterly astonished or astounded when the GOBs and girls come out in full force to put another incompetent in office.

    • Art Seller
      September 5, 2018 at 11:57 am #

      Sister. There is a lot of misconception on this board today. First. The gobsig candidate was Harrington. Many have said it was Cacaviello but unquestionably it was Harrington. The proof is in those who supported her. Every publical official who supported her were gobsig elected officials. Those who have stated that Cacaviello was the gobsig candidate are sorely misinformed. You asked if Cacaviello could run as a write in candidate. Yes he can. This past election was the primary for the democrats and because there was no independent or republican candidate technically people believe that this race produced the new DA. This is not necessarily true. Harrington now is the democratic nominee and going into the Nov. election I believe that any declared independent or republican could be a bonafide write in candidate. It might even be possible for a democratic candidate like Cacaviello to run as awrite in candidate. If I were Cacaviello I would change my affiliation to independent an run a write in campaign. This is the route for Cacaviello to go and I honestly think he would win easily. The fact he won Pittsfield by a pretty good plurality indicates he beat the gobsig network and he will pick up all of knights support because she definitely was not gobsig supported. Cacaviello now has all the tools and if I were he I would go for it. Does this help you sister?

      • tom
        September 5, 2018 at 12:12 pm #

        There is one thing to consider here. Harrington lost in Pittsfield even with Ruberto and do nothing Tyer that endorsed her. This tells me that Tyer CAN be defeated with a good candidate for mayor next year.

        • Mr. Fritz
          September 5, 2018 at 12:20 pm #

          I agree Tom. I believe she is very beatable with a fiscally conservative businessman.

          Vote Geoff Diehl in November to get rid of that nutty fake Indian, Elizabeth Warren!

          • Halo
            September 5, 2018 at 3:08 pm #

            No.

        • Pat
          September 5, 2018 at 1:34 pm #

          Absolutely. I was thinking the same thing. Pittsfield came out hard against the Tyer chosen candidate Harrington so there is no question that Tyer will be defeated in the next mayoral election.

          • tom
            September 5, 2018 at 1:59 pm #

            If I were to choose someone from the council who had a chance against her, I would choose either Mazzeo or Connell. They both have guts and are willing to buck the system for the residents.

          • Turk
            September 5, 2018 at 2:58 pm #

            No way. but Simonelli could do it.

      • h
        September 5, 2018 at 1:20 pm #

        That would have to be a prefect storm, he would have to literally sab the party in the back that gave him the job in the first place. But I agree Mr.Cellars, it could be done,and also agree he would get the Knight votes also.

        There are many wgr did not know Marcheti-Ski my legs and bad breath Ruberto was for Harrington,that cost him at least a hundred votes. Write in Paul….what have you got to lose?

        Check out tur iberkshire photo of Krol’s sweaty armpits, get some class John? Or get better deodorant.

        • Harlan Rink
          September 5, 2018 at 1:23 pm #

          Whatever Alec’s? Didn’t know Frits had a twin?

      • Pat
        September 5, 2018 at 1:40 pm #

        We know that Art Seller. If you read the posts above everybody knows that Harrington was elected by the machine. The same machine that doesn’t give a darn about the people in this city except for their own kind. The people in this city were smart enough to know it which is why they didn’t elect Harrington. Also we are in ground zero of all the crime.

        Williamstown was a big reason for Harrington winning supposedly because of rape cases that were not prosecuted in the past from the college. All the marxist professors in the college voted for her and those from the MeToo movement no doubt. This was all about women’s issues and portraying women as victims in order to win elections.

        • 12 Gauge
          September 5, 2018 at 2:16 pm #

          Can Williams students register to vote as Williamstown residents?

          • 12 Gauge
            September 5, 2018 at 2:18 pm #

            Same question about MCLA and Simons rock?

          • Harrison
            September 5, 2018 at 3:17 pm #

            Of course they can. They cannot obviously register in two places though.

          • 12 Gauge
            September 5, 2018 at 4:43 pm #

            That explains the vote in those towns then.

        • Art Seller
          September 5, 2018 at 6:00 pm #

          Pat I wasn’t sure you knew. If you watched Mr. Gaetanis show tonight you would know how Harrington racked up over 800 votes in Williams town. One of the GMans callers asked the G Man if he knew that chief winn was a board director at Williams. Capiech?

          • Pat
            September 6, 2018 at 4:25 am #

            I didn’t know that. Wiliamstown definitely put Harrington over the top. I didn’t know about the Winn connection, but figured it was students and teachers because of supposed rape allegations that they say were not investigated. So I figured there was a MeToo connection that brought out the teachers and students to vote. The Winn connection adds even more reason for her big win in Williamstown.

  23. The school committee
    September 5, 2018 at 11:52 am #

    Pittsfield won’t tolerate bullying,that means it may occur but will never be ignored.There is one staff member of Crosby who bullies everyone but it’s tolerated because he kisses everyones ass above his paygrade

  24. Spagirl
    September 5, 2018 at 4:16 pm #

    The end is near for this lunatic President. Not soon enough!!!

    • dusty
      September 5, 2018 at 4:18 pm #

      I sure hope so. Let us hope he does not blow the whole place up and take us all with him. He is crazy and spiteful enough to do that.

      • Spagirl
        September 5, 2018 at 5:07 pm #

        He obviously is deranged and scaring others into silence. What is the trip wire to get Congress to act? He needs to be removed.

        • Art Seller
          September 5, 2018 at 6:51 pm #

          Dusty and spa. Of course you are correct. You are brave and in good company. My good friend Mr Gaetanis publicly refers to this orange haired ball of lard as the worst man alive. As soon as this post hits the board you will be able to identify those who identify with this miscreant. This ball of lard is the greatest threat to our democracy and those who praise him will go down with him as all other dictators have in history. I believe strongly that this lunatic is a short timer.One additional point. Today at the hearings scumps candidate would not say if a sitting president can be required to respond to a subpoena. What does that tell us? Note the type of posts content of the followers of Satan.They all reflect the low level of education that they possess. Get ready the crazys are coming

  25. Trump Derangement Syndrome
    September 5, 2018 at 4:41 pm #

    Dear lord please let science find a cure for TDS.

    • Pat
      September 5, 2018 at 5:18 pm #

      TDS is all the far left has going for them. Oh, and portraying everyone as victims. Women are victims and anyone who isn’t white is a victim. If you are a white woman you can only claim 50% victimization.

    • Mr. Fritz
      September 5, 2018 at 6:28 pm #

      I don’t know, TDS, I kind of enjoy listening to all the Trump haters go batcrazy. It’s entertaining.

    • The school committee
      September 6, 2018 at 11:48 am #

      I believe they are treating Trumps syndrome of derangement.

  26. mi
    September 5, 2018 at 6:18 pm #

    Still misunderstanding Harrington line of making the streets safe? How? Lunatics come out of the woodwork at any time around here. Maybe its time for Jonathan’s Street list.

    • Mr. Fritz
      September 5, 2018 at 6:25 pm #

      Would you please stop it? We’ve all seen Jon’s list many times – it’s not necessary to run it twice a week! Get a life!

      • Jonathan Melle
        September 5, 2018 at 7:14 pm #

        PUBLIC SAFETY ALERT!
        Stay off of:
        North st.
        Tyler st.
        Lincoln st.
        First st.
        Second st.
        Linden st.
        Dewey ave
        Cherry st.
        Burbank st.
        Kent ave
        Madison ave
        And Seymour st.
        And you might survive.

        • Earl Parsnip
          September 5, 2018 at 7:41 pm #

          Which street in Pittsfield can we rename in Melle’s honor?

          • Jonathan Melle
            September 5, 2018 at 8:55 pm #

            PEDA can be renamed for me because I could never find a long-term living wage job!

          • h
            September 6, 2018 at 4:23 am #

            Smith

        • The school committee
          September 6, 2018 at 11:45 am #

          Unlike this board 99% of people are not afraid to go downtown and I really don’t believe the planet or Mr Mele are afraid to go there.

          • danvalenti
            September 6, 2018 at 3:28 pm #

            Correct, but then again, THE PLANET isn’t afraid to go anywhere.

        • u
          September 6, 2018 at 12:53 pm #

          Thanx Jonny! And Cumberland Farms is its own lock down.

  27. The school committee
    September 5, 2018 at 6:28 pm #

    Really Pat,the far left.You and Dan Wil get up one morning a say everyone who’s around this nut thinks he’s not stable.He is a dangerous man.The people are his right wing regressives that believe his cabinet may have to take control and remove him for our safety.You guys must wake up….flag up ,flag down flag up flag down flag up…..

  28. Mr. Fritz
    September 5, 2018 at 7:03 pm #

    Watching the clips from day 2 Kavanaugh hearings. I’m sure some of these paid protestors will be offered movie parts – great acting! The libtards are having mental breakdowns and blaming Schumer for not stopping Kav’s nomination. Trump is just driving the left nutz! I love it! Which SCJ will he replace next? My money’s on Ruth Bader Ginsberg – she’s not looking too hot!

    • Art Seller
      September 5, 2018 at 10:06 pm #

      We have never been here before, when will it end.Trump and his white house in meltdown.The end of his reign of terror is near.Thank the lord

      • Spagirl
        September 6, 2018 at 12:09 am #

        Someone has pulled the fire alarm. This situation could not be more grave.

    • danvalenti
      September 6, 2018 at 8:55 am #

      Their behavior, Mr. Fritz, is an embarrassment. It’s interesting to watch: Apparently, the MeToo left seems to think such tactics are the way to conduct what passes for protest. If they are correct, what passes for democracy in this country might as well kiss it goodbye. It would take a tome to explain, but I would refer MeToo and other protesters as the Kav hearings to learn from the protesters against the Vietnam War, ca. late 60s/early 70s. Textbook activism, effective to the max. Also, I agree with Ginsberg. She is likely next to go.

      • The school committee
        September 6, 2018 at 11:58 am #

        If you dont have power or money in America then you yell,in the sixties they would have taken over the streets outside the Senate with 50 people.We are more civilized now…its just a little yelling by a very few women

  29. Cosbies
    September 5, 2018 at 7:33 pm #

    Interesting that on the Gaetani News Hour tonight the G man stated Harrington took Williamstown due to GOB SIG interference, and vote recruiting at the College, from one of her supporters. Anyone have any idea who that could be?

  30. Cicero
    September 5, 2018 at 11:03 pm #

    Dan – Must say, disappointed in your prognostication regarding the DA’s race. I think you paid to much attention to the ideologues on this blog, many of whom seem to have multiple handles, especially the always brilliant Brian Marquis.

    You should have followed other social media sources more closely. Careless was raked over the coals for a number of cases, and this Williams College situation was the icing on the cake. A lot of baggage for Caccaviello.

    Nor did you look into the tactics employed by the candidates. Harrington knocked on doors throughout Berkshire County, almost non-stop, to get her message out.

    I was tempted to contact you regarding a wager when I saw your pick, but thought Id save you some dough. You’re welcome!

    • danvalenti
      September 6, 2018 at 8:50 am #

      CICERO
      Good analysis, fair comments.

    • 12 Gauge
      September 6, 2018 at 10:03 am #

      JK, cacc had to do his job every day unlike Harrington who was living of her husbands over priced market.

      • The school committee
        September 6, 2018 at 12:01 pm #

        She had all the unemployed working for her Kroll,Tyer,Bouvier

  31. Doomiedoger
    September 6, 2018 at 2:04 am #

    Trump is going nuts trying to find out who the people are in the white house that are trying to save their country from him. He thinks it is Ivanka.

    This has never happened before and shows you the state of panic people on the inside are experiencing. True patriots are still alive and they are not in the republican congress who seem to be helping Trump take America down.

    God help us all through these perilous times

  32. Mr. Fritz
    September 6, 2018 at 2:49 am #

    Above are some of the leftists going berserk over Trump – I’ll call it Exhibit A. Too funny!

    • Doomiedoger
      September 6, 2018 at 4:44 am #

      Be sure to stay tuned Fritzy cuz the shit may hit your fan…soon. Buckle up dude.

  33. Spagirl
    September 6, 2018 at 3:33 am #

    Who can defend lunacy? When it’s all said and done, this corrupt con man will regret being President, and exposing his true self. When he leaves the White House, his troubles will really begin.

  34. The school committee
    September 6, 2018 at 3:45 am #

    The people closet to him are now coming forward about his mental condition to be stable enough to preside.Kavanaugh could not answer a question about weather the President could pardon himself….really,this is obvious that you cant.Not even logical to consider that you could……Sounds like the 25 amendment is in process

  35. U
    September 6, 2018 at 4:28 am #

    Who will play Trump ala Howard Hughes,in the movie before he lost it? Keep an eye on his finger nails.

  36. Pat
    September 6, 2018 at 4:43 am #

    Many on the far left continue to want to portray President Trump as crazy, but here are some real life plans from far lefties currently running for office. Cynthia Nixon is running for office in New York and when asked how she would pass her single payer health agenda replied, “Let’s pass it and we will figure that out later”. That is the problem with all of these people promoting socialism, they have no idea where the money is coming from and would bankrupt the country if need be to achieve their socialist dream. They are fiscally irresponsible.

    Other openly socialist candidates are calling for open borders. Let em stream in the country because these ICE agents are terrorists according to the far left.

    This REAL insanity should TERRIFY all Americans because this is the direction that the far left wants to take this country.

    • Doomiedoger
      September 6, 2018 at 4:45 am #

      You should be in the funnies Pat. So creative and animated at the same time.

      • Pat
        September 6, 2018 at 4:52 am #

        It’s so funny when people tell the truth. The truth hurts.

        • Doomiedoger
          September 6, 2018 at 7:10 am #

          You must be talking about Comey or Cohen or Stormy Daniels or Tillis or the playboy model or, too many to count

    • Mr. Fritz
      September 6, 2018 at 6:13 am #

      Pat – you are one of the few sane people on this blog. Great comments – I totally agree!

  37. u
    September 6, 2018 at 4:44 am #

    Fritz. Pat will play Melania. Jonathan will play Jeff Sessions.

    • Enema of the State
      September 6, 2018 at 5:15 am #

      Jonathan should play Mika on Morning Joe.

      • Doomiedoger
        September 6, 2018 at 7:11 am #

        I guess that leaves you playing the enema role. Now that is great casting.

    • Mr. Fritz
      September 6, 2018 at 6:15 am #

      And “u” will play the village idiot!

      • u
        September 6, 2018 at 11:13 am #

        no,the movie is about the idiot….trump, u have that-roll already frites.

  38. Pat
    September 6, 2018 at 4:50 am #

    The MeToo movement is also coming apart since Asia Argento was accused of sexually assaulting a 17 year old boy. Many are leaving the movement due to the hypocrisy. Asia Argento is trying to save herself by turning the tables on the young man and saying that he molested her. It has now turned into shaming the accusers.

    • SHakes
      September 6, 2018 at 5:27 am #

      So sexual assault and workplace sexual harassment is permissible in your eyes? Are you pro rape, Pat?

      • Pat
        September 6, 2018 at 5:42 am #

        Do you see all women as victims Shakes since you know that you asked such a stupid question? Many are leaving the MeToo movement because it is falling apart. Protecting women is important, but the Metoo movement has become another extremist organization. We can protect women without the Metoo movement.

      • 12 Gauge
        September 6, 2018 at 5:56 am #

        Bill Clonton was guilty of all that stuff. Those who voted for him approve of rape and sexual harassment .

        • Shakes
          September 6, 2018 at 8:55 am #

          Good thing I didn’t vote for Bill Clinton.

      • 12 Gauge
        September 6, 2018 at 6:09 am #

        Bill Clinton was guilty of all that stuff. Those who voted for him approve of rape and sexual harassment .

      • Doomiedoger
        September 6, 2018 at 7:12 am #

        If it is OK with TRump it is OK with Pat. He is the gold standard for Pats morals.

        • Pat
          September 6, 2018 at 1:32 pm #

          I really don’t trust ANY politician 100%. I think they all need watching. I’m for small government and would be all for taking away power from politicians from BOTH parties. The fewer of them, the better for all of us.

  39. Halo
    September 6, 2018 at 5:13 am #

    Was it Melania that informed the N Y Times?

  40. The school committee
    September 6, 2018 at 5:24 am #

    Pat,we are involved in the Republican cabinet of Trump ready to apply the 25 amendment and your talking about Cynthia Nixon…..WOW

    • Pat
      September 6, 2018 at 5:36 am #

      I know School Committee. It’s really uncomfortable when we talk about what the far left agenda is for this country. Because it is a very frightening agenda.

      • Art Seller
        September 6, 2018 at 12:55 pm #

        Pat. I haven’t posted on this site for very long but I do think you are a hard working very decent person. No matter what you hear or see about trump you are stead fast in your support of him. I do not agree with you but I admire your loyalty. I lumped you with several others who post on this site and I was wrong. When I see you post I will say this is pat. Please try to be a little bit more open minded.and seek out as many info sources as you can This is what I do and this is what everyone should do

        • Pat
          September 6, 2018 at 1:29 pm #

          Thank you Art Seller I think. I do read and watch many different news sources. Some like CNN and MSNBC that I need to hold my nose when watching. Show me something that President Trump has done that is illegal and I will join you in putting him down. The Russian collusion hasn’t worked out. He was naughty and had affairs (seems all these powerful men do) and he has a big ego (as do all of these politicians). The man is far from perfect, but then again I have seen very few politicians who will be up for sainthood anytime soon. Some are smoother talking and not as talkative as President Trump so we don’t see their dark side, but we all know that it exists in many of these very ambitious types.

          If someone can show me hard evidence that President Trump is doing things that are illegal or will destroy the country then I will join you in wanting him removed, but my criticisms of the far left remain. You think President Trump is dangerous. I think that the agenda of the far left (not the moderate Democrats….the few that still exist) is dangerous for this country.

          • Cicero
            September 6, 2018 at 2:54 pm #

            Whoa! A descent into reasonable conversation between political “enemies”. How often does that happen these days? Well done.

            For my two cents, how about this – and I realize this advice will never be followed by the extremes of either end of the political spectrum. But kooks aside, maybe we could all agree that the vast majority of people are not evil, and evil is rarely the motivation behind their political mindset. As soon as you make that assumption, the conversation shuts down. Both sides accuse the other of being more “hateful” in an endless, almost comical cycle.

            There was a Tweet that went viral a few weeks ago, which received many millions of likes. The message was (as best I remember it): “If you are offended by being called a racist, you’re probably at least on your way there”. Unfortunately, that mindset dominates in the political realm as well. An angry response to being smeared is accepted as proof that the smear is legit.

            Actually, now I’m depressed and have to stop. We humans are pathetic. In the end, we will reap what we sow.

          • Pat
            September 6, 2018 at 5:10 pm #

            Cicero I agree with a lot of what you said…..most of it actually. For my part, I don’t think those on the far left are evil. I just think they really don’t understand the dangers of having open borders and how socialism would not be good for our country. Many of them probably think they are being humane and helping mankind, but they need to be open to the concerns of half of the country who are worried about the long term consequences of the far left agenda.

            I try to not get depressed about it all because it’s really not in my nature to be depressed all the time….I’m a really hopeful person and I hope the best for all of us.

  41. U
    September 6, 2018 at 5:38 am #

    Pat doesn’t believe Trump isn’t normal. now that’s a statement! Kavanaugh doesn’t answer a direct question concerning the President Pardoning himself. NEXT!

    • Mr. Fritz
      September 6, 2018 at 6:12 am #

      Exhibit B – inverted reality!

      • Art Seller
        September 6, 2018 at 10:03 am #

        No unindicted co conspirator should be appointing any one to any position least to the highest court in the land. This confirmation process should be suspended immediately until after trump resigns or is impeached .This candidate is has been hand picked by trump to be his hatchetman to further erode the US intelligence agencies. This miscreant no longer has the faith of his own administration as is evident from the anonymous letter sent to the NYT by a very senior level official detailing the erosion of support by very many senior officials in trumps cabinet. One referred t him as a mam child. That about says it all.

        • Lenny
          September 6, 2018 at 11:13 am #

          I have swamp land in Florida I’d love to sell you! Talk about gullible! Turn off CNN!

        • danvalenti
          September 6, 2018 at 3:33 pm #

          Ah, memory lane. The phrase “unindicted co-conspirator” takes me back to my junior year in college, when Watergate was crashing down around Richard Nixon.

    • Doomiedoger
      September 6, 2018 at 7:14 am #

      This guy lots to hide which is why Trump has injected himself into the process to withhold the papers that would show how utterly horrible this choice is. Never done before.

      • Trump Derangement Syndrome
        September 6, 2018 at 9:04 am #

        TDS

  42. Art Seller
    September 6, 2018 at 9:37 am #

    Sanity and truth will win out. I speak to the GMan frequently and he asked me to speak out against trump on this board. Since my last post the sane are starting to come forward and are calling green green and red red. Fake news alternative facts truth isn’t truth is just a pack of bs .Trump is in very serious trouble and he will go and the onlyquestion is when. When he goes fritz pat 12enema shakes and like minded will call it fake news. I’ll end the way I started ,Sanity and truth will prevail. GUARANTEED This is sanity and truth speaking. Bring on the crazies

    • Fugimoto Hockalugi
      September 6, 2018 at 9:58 am #

      Delusional TDS.

      • Art Seller
        September 6, 2018 at 10:32 am #

        Fugii who are you? fritz shaky enema 12 tds pat? All of these couldn’t be individuals as not more than one person could be so twisted. Are you capable of putting a few sentences together.

        • Fugimoto Hockalugi
          September 6, 2018 at 6:36 pm #

          I’m nobody! Who are you?
          Are you nobody, too?
          Then there’s a pair of us — don’t tell!
          They’d banish us, you know.

          How dreary to be somebody!
          How public, like a frog
          To tell your name the livelong day
          To an admiring bog!

      • danvalenti
        September 6, 2018 at 3:34 pm #

        FUGI, how’s your brother HIDEKI doing?

        • Fugimoto Hockalugi
          September 6, 2018 at 6:39 pm #

          The Hockalugi brothers haven’t been the same since our little brother Bruno left the act and went to Alaska to teach the Eskimos how to can whale blubber.

    • u
      September 6, 2018 at 10:13 am #

      U don’t think we listen to frites do youA.

  43. mi
    September 6, 2018 at 11:09 am #

    The Gaetani Show two weeks In a row giving the Planet great compliments, calling him the best journalist we have ever seen around here….agree!

    • danvalenti
      September 6, 2018 at 3:32 pm #

      Thanks, MI. And we thank Craig for his persistence and determination in his involvement in civic affairs. He uses his own name, and he’s not afraid to get “out there.” The city is better off for his activism, and he can serve as a role model for the most important office in a democracy or democratic republic. No, it’s not President, Governor, Senator, Chief, or Mayor. It is CITIZEN. Mr. G. is a CITIZEN.

  44. The school committee
    September 6, 2018 at 12:03 pm #

    Pat has never bbc answered a question

  45. May Hemm
    September 6, 2018 at 3:24 pm #

    Burt Reynolds died today. Cool dude…R I P Burt.

    • danvalenti
      September 6, 2018 at 3:25 pm #

      His best role was DELIVERANCE. It proved he could ACT. After that, he played it for laughs, and late in his career I think it bothered him that he didn’t go for more meatier roles. THE PLANET’s personal favorite role was BR as Quint Asper on GUNSMOKE.

      • mi
        September 6, 2018 at 4:57 pm #

        Made a ton on the the Bandit Movies

  46. h
    September 6, 2018 at 3:49 pm #

    I love Gunsmoke, more people shot dead on that show Than in the Streetsof Chicago during trumps reign.Matts favorite line, pick him up.

  47. Shelly Liver
    September 6, 2018 at 4:36 pm #

    It’s SESSIONS
    ….DEEP JEFF?

  48. Ron Kitterman
    September 6, 2018 at 4:37 pm #

    agree totally with the Planet about the Gman, my post the other day was a joke. Knew him for years and his family too. My grandparent rented an apartment from his Dad on Robbins, long before it was Jonathan’s stay away list.

    • 12 Gauge
      September 6, 2018 at 8:04 pm #

      He’s a smart guy when it comes to Pittsfield. It’s sad that he has TDS though. As someone said. Maybe they’ll find a cure.

      • u
        September 7, 2018 at 4:36 am #

        Your obsessed.