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LABOR DAY COMETH, AND SO GOETH SUMMER

BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, LABOR DAY [9-3] 2018) — Happy Labor Day, everyone. The day marks the unofficial end of summer as we take up the life, again, of school, business, responsibility, and all of that. Here on THE PLANET, we mark the day in the most responsible manner possible: Coffee with friends  (the ones who “get” us), an afternoon ballgame, a cigar by a fountain, a romp in a park, and — with Diogenes — a search for an honest man or woman. We won’t find one, of course, but we will take a trip through time and conjure a vision of outfielder Chuck Garivaltis in his AAABA prime, in the zone with the sweetest swing imaginable.

We hear tell of an election tomorrow, but it could all be rumor. You know how that mill runs in Pittsfield, with white water driving the slats of the wheel into a frenzy. The ensuing energy gets burned off into vapor. It’s a waste that should end up in the Dumpster Behind Paul Rich, along with the Andrea Harrington lawn signs. In the end, Paul Caccaviello wins the D.A.’s office (there is no Republican opponent), and he has his shot at what passes for the big time, Pittsfield being the county seat.

We shall keep this brief today, lest it feel too much like work, a Maynard G. Krebs condition that on a day like today finds its best home on an island after what they thought was a “three-hour tour.” While you wait for The Professor to invent a way off the island, we invite you to share your comments on any and all issues. THE PLANET keeps this board open for YOUR input. Again, we ask that you put your best foot forward. Eschew the name calling. Stick with issues. Impress us, give yourself a good showing, and try try try to keep an open mind.

Enjoy the day, everybody!

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Inside every atom is the seed of consciousness, of mind” — Sir Tiberius Fruitjuice.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

The Usual Disclaimer.

 

 

151 Responses to “LABOR DAY COMETH, AND SO GOETH SUMMER”

  1. Jonathan Melle
    September 4, 2018 at 7:13 pm #

    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

    • 12 Gauge
      September 4, 2018 at 7:31 pm #

      There is no greater torture than seeing your posts.