(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY SEPT. 18, 2018) — Just as THE PLANET predicted, we got the October Surprise. This time, it came in September.

President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, U.S. District Judge Brett Kavanaugh, seemed headed for a smooth confirmation after the usual and grueling partisan grillings. You knew, though, in this present political climate, there would be The Surprise. You knew it. Senate Judiciary Committee Charles Grassley had scheduled a Sept. 20 vote for Kavanaugh, which the SJC would have approved and sent to the full Senate for confirmation. Until …

… until a 36-year-old allegation came out of nowhere, made by a far-left California psychology professor. She’s a resistance activist and Trump hater who now claims that in 1982, when she was 15 and Kavanaugh 17, he groped her at a party. No clothes were removed. Stop the presses.

She has given three different versions of the story. She can’t remember where the alleged assault took place. She can’t remember whose house it was. She can’t remember how she got there. She doesn’t even remember in what county the alleged incident took place. She has offered no independent corroboration. Since her allegations surfaced, most of her political activity has been scrubbed from her Internet and social media accounts.

The mellerdramer began when Christine Blasey-Ford wrote a letter to her congresswoman, SJC member Senator Dianne Feinstein, copying in The Washington Post and the FBI. The Post didn’t think the story rated publication. It didn’t meet their smell test. Same with the FBI, which decided not to investigate. Feinstein, though, decided to publish the letter just days before the SJC vote, after Blasey-Ford got religion, deciding it was her “civic responsibility,” which “outweigh[ed her] anguish and terror about retaliation.” In other words, she’s a True American Patriot.

And here we are, the American Body Politick, supposed to accept that. Even if the story was true, we’re supposed to believe that a 53-year-old man with a wife, two kids, and a respected career is the same person as a 17-year-old boy who had too much to drink at a high-school keg party. Think back to your 17th year. Now look at yourself today. Get the point?

Let’s call this for what it is: a witch hunt that leverages the spillage of the #Me Too movement for the purpose of exercising an intractable political hatred. That an innocent man has been excoriated in the process? Oh well. They just see it as acceptable collateral damage. And yes. Kavanaugh is innocent. That’s how our system works. Incredibly, Blasey-Ford’s attorney has told the press that it isn’t up to her client to prove the charges. She says that’s the job of investigators.

That alone reveals with a 99.99 degree of certainty that the charges are false. The barrister must know that you can’t disprove a false negative that someone else asserts. If Secret Tapes From Baltimore claims that there is a blue rhino running a fantasy sports league on the planet Venus, you can’t disprove it. Fortunately, reason would tell us we don’t have to. Secret Tapes, then, bears the responsibility of presenting convincing evidence supporting his case. Same with Blasey-Ford. She’s made the claim, and now she has to back it up with evidence beyond a shadow of a doubt.

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Blasey-Ford’s tall tale exemplifies one of those Beltway Coincidences we can expect now with every election cycle. Or is it just happenstance that two clocks are running, and Democrats are playing the Four-Corners Offense? Clock 1 times the procedures governing Kavanaugh’s nomination. He has to be confirmed before Oct. 1, which is when the Supreme Court begins its new session. Clock 2 governs the mid-term elections coming up in early November. This is Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas all over again. Baseless charges have been made against a defenseless man and, even with acquittal, two good men must now bear the indelible, lifetime stain. If this is what happens when decent people get involved in politics, what sane person would want to run? You know the answer, and that’s why, at all levels of government, elections attract only that select group of thralls: Selfish, greedy, corrupt, insecure, delusional, out of touch — pick ’em. There are your candidates for office.

Kavanaugh has rigorously denied the allegations: “I did not do this in high school or at any other time. … I refute this allegation from 36 years ago, and [I will] defend my integrity.”

In all three versions of her story, Blasey-Ford claims one of Kavanaugh’s friends at the time, Mark Judge, was present. Judge issued a statement saying he never witnessed such an act and that he has no memory of the party she mentions.

SJC Chairman Sen. Charles Grassley invited both Blasey-Ford and Kavanaugh to publicly testify before his committee. Kavanaugh immediately agreed. Initial press reports said that his accuser agreed s well, and she made public remarks saying that she would publicly testify. Grassley set up hearings for Monday, but now Blasey-Ford has chickened out. Unless she changes her change and appears on Monday, the vote on Kavanaugh should proceed as scheduled, onIt’s not clear if the Monday hearings will take place if Kavanaugh is the sole panelist.

What would be the point of treating America to another made-for-TV political reality show that will outdo Ninety Day Fiance  in incredulousness? Paddy Chaevsky had it right: Satire is no longer possible. Reality has far surpassed anything we can dream up.


“Man is an animal suspended in webs of significance he himself has spun” — Clifford Geertz, anthropologist.



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  1. Pat
    September 18, 2018 at 8:53 pm #

    I was thinking the same thing Dan that going after teenage behavior at a keg party is crazy especially when even Ford admits that she was afraid something was going to happen, but it didn’t. This is crazy. So many people are potentially in trouble if we are now going after teen keg party behavior from 36 years ago. No wonder she can’t remember anything about the exact details of what happened.

    Democrats are trying to sway the vote by making members of congress fearful if they vote against a woman claiming sexual misconduct. What kind of precedent would this set if we allow people to come forward with these claims that can’t be proven and allow them to destroy lives?

  2. Gigi
    September 19, 2018 at 3:05 am #

    Great column, Dan, I agree 100%.
    The issue is abortion – and the Dems want to protect a woman’s right to choose at all costs. They see Kavanaugh as a threat to Roe vs. Wade and will do anything to stop him, including this lame claim which anyone with half a brain could see through. Even Justice Ginsberg, a flaming liberal, made comments on tape that she is disturbed by how overly political the proceedings have become. The judiciary committee should continue to follow the constitutional process and hold the vote! No more delays!

    • Wilson
      September 19, 2018 at 3:28 am #

      Not just abortion, all the leftist causes have to be imposed by activist judges because they don’t have popular or Constitutional support

      • Shakes
        September 19, 2018 at 4:59 am #

        Only right wing nut job judges are allowed to legislate from the bench, tossing aside law for biblical fantasy.

    • Pat
      September 19, 2018 at 6:37 am #

      I agree Gigi. This is all about abortion on demand. Now Ford wants the FBI to investigate this boozy teenage keg party from 36 years ago. I think we can all agree that the FBI has better things to do than investigate alleged sexual misconduct at a teen party 36 years ago. This is NOT an FBI matter and good luck to anyone who investigates this even at a state level with so little information.

      • The school committee
        September 19, 2018 at 7:08 am #

        I believe there were 200 FBI agents assigned to Ken Starrs investigation of the Bill Clintons lie of his affair with Monica,we have very short memories.Republican are OK with this behavior now.

        • Pat
          September 19, 2018 at 7:55 am #

          You don’t see any difference between investigating a teen keg party from 36 years ago and the Bill Clinton fiasco?

      • Art Seller
        September 19, 2018 at 1:08 pm #

        Pat you are right the FBI doesn’t investigate non federal charges.However a president can request a background investigation and it will be done.Presidents have done this routinely.Trump has said he won’t ask for a FBI background investigation. Now I want you to tell me why he will not ask for this investigation. When I see your response I will tell you why I think he won’t

  3. SisterGoldenHair
    September 19, 2018 at 3:17 am #

    Oh how right you are Dan The Man. Ford is late to the dance and the dirty dems had their chance and sat on the info on purpose. Oh, and Ford is fuzzy on all details except she clearly remembers she only had one beer. Jeepers Wallie, gimme a break!!! It ain’t a federal case, Feinstein. Chuckie and the boys should be asshamed of themselves. Let the vote proceed as scheduled.
    Me Too My Ass. Wake Up America. This is Salem in 1692 all over again. Any you wonder why Trump won???

  4. Ron Kitterman
    September 19, 2018 at 3:55 am #

    You’ve got to be kidding me! No rule of law? No presumption of Innocence ? Or, worst yet, guilty beyond a reasonable doubt ? The Me too movement !! It’s the seriousness of the charges, and that the nature of the evidence is what is relevant. We so are screwed.

  5. U
    September 19, 2018 at 4:45 am #

    I wonder if O J is still looking for the real killer?

  6. He can’t win
    September 19, 2018 at 4:54 am #

    Paul announces today his write in campaign. He and anyone dumb enough to support such an effort will go down as political hacks and never have any pull in politics again.

    He can’t win.

  7. Ron Kitterman
    September 19, 2018 at 5:24 am #

    How brave of you to anonymously inform us of that, is this your I am Spartacus moment ?

    • Thomas More
      September 19, 2018 at 6:23 am #

      Ron, if the people who post here had to use their names there would be no blog. The attack on Frank Jakubowicz Monday was totally uncalled for. Two drunken fools pretending that they’re someone else ridiculing an old man for no reason other than because they could, and the planet allows it Their posting added nothing to any conversation. Kudos to you, Chuck, the other Chuck and Mike Ward who make your contributions under your own names and don’t get personal.

      • Dick Flimsy
        September 19, 2018 at 10:16 am #

        Jakubowicz, is a public figure. A little man with a very big mouth who routinely attacks others in his hateful screeds in the Eagle. If he wants to dish it out he has to be prepared to take it as well. If the old fool doesn’t like a taste of his own medicine he should stop his public opinion pieces.

        • Hoyt Clagwell
          September 19, 2018 at 8:08 pm #

          Didn’t he routinely vote with three corrupt indicted speakers oh the house? Didn’t he work in the Boston office of the FBI when Whitey Bulger had control of that office? If you ask me he has som e explaining to do.

      • u
        September 19, 2018 at 10:39 am #

        Agree totally on a couple Thomas, if that is your name. Personal attacks aren’t allowed name or not, but some personal attacks aren’t really personal. Say for instance I say Mayor Tyer is a secretary and knows absolutely nothing about running the office , is that a personal attack? No? But if someone said she had a beak like an Eagle, that would be,and that is uncalled for, name or not.

        • Thomas More
          September 19, 2018 at 11:31 am #

          “Have you ever heard of another idiot by the name of frank jackalop o bozo twitz? He is an idiots idiot.”
          This is what the person wrote under a mythical name. It was his third posting mutilating the name, each replying to himself. Your opinion of the mayor is rather harmless but the question is, would the people post these things if they had to put their actual name beside it?

  8. Chuck Vincelette
    September 19, 2018 at 5:42 am #

    I was writing in his name anyway. The keys to victory are: 1) support from Attorney Knight 2) get out the Pittsfield vote 3) attack Attorney Harrington’s total lack of experience 4) avoid gaffes and force Harrington to make some 5) mend fences especially in Williamstown and Great Barrington and 6) campaign relentlessly.
    He can win but I would estimate his chances at 30%.

    • danvalenti
      September 19, 2018 at 9:09 am #

      I agree, CHUCK. He can win. I would put the odds at more like 45%. He will gets Knight’s support. The November tally will bring new voters. His complacent base will be re-energized. He will win Pittsfield. He can spend time in Wmstown and GB. And he better accept and adopt the final point: CAMPAIGN RELENTLESSLY.

  9. Edward R. Murrow
    September 19, 2018 at 6:13 am #

    The Planet has it right today, which I preempted a bit the other day.


    1. Kavanaugh now sits on the US Circuit Court of Appeals for DC, the highest court in the land save SCOTUS. He is not a US district judge. We’d call him an US appeals court judge.

    2. Feinstein is not a “congresswoman,” she is a senator.

    3. No requirement that he be confirmed before October 1, I don’t think. New justices can join at anytime, I’m pretty sure.

    The plan here seems to be to stall/defeat the nomination until the November elections. If Dems can win back the Senate, then they can say the people have spoken and we need to wait for a new Congress before any SCOTUS nomination can be (re)considered.

    And if the Dems can take the House, then, well, hell’s bells y’all, how can we accept any nominee when the president is going to be impeached? But not removed from office, for those a little light on the Constitutional process of impeachment by half+1 of the House AND conviction by 2/3 of the Senate.

    • Bull Durham
      September 19, 2018 at 1:11 pm #

      Sorry, Edward, but Congressman or Congresswoman applies to either a Representative or a Senator. They both serve in Congress, which includes the House of Representatives and the US Senate.

  10. Spider
    September 19, 2018 at 6:41 am #

    Even if Kavanaugh is successful and is approved, the outrageous behavior of the liberal Dems has already started to damage them. And the anger felt by Trump supporters is growing every day.

    What does this mean? An easy victory for Trump in 2020!

    • Mr. Fritz
      September 19, 2018 at 7:29 am #

      Great point Spider. And Feinstein has had a Chinese spy working in her office for 15 years – where’s the FBI investigation on that? Feinstein is also on the record saying she’s not sure if the alleged “incident” involving Blakey-Ford is totally true. So she decided to hold the info & release it long after her interview with Kav? Apparently she’s in a contested race to hold on to her seat – is this just a publicity stunt, an attempt to keep her name in the news? What a piece! Feinstein & Chucky Schumer – two corrupt liberal leftists!
      Go Trump! I hope he wins in a landslide!

      • u
        September 20, 2018 at 6:33 pm #

        Super super fake news,super.

  11. Pat
    September 19, 2018 at 7:08 am #

    Now they are using Anita Hill on the major news networks and of course CNN and MSNBC to try to get the FBI to investigate this alleged sexual misconduct at a boozy teenage keg party 36 years ago. This is outrageous as the FBI has far better things to do and would NOT investigate a teenage keg party. Talk about using the FBI for political purposes. We had enough of that under the previous administration.

    This is all an obvious attempt to stall these confirmation hearings as anyone can easily figure out their true motives here.

  12. The school committee
    September 19, 2018 at 7:15 am #

    When will School President Yon inform the public where air quality testing at Allendale School will be posted…..Moon and Yon could show real leadership on school children’s health in Pittsfield…..Bill Cameron was there for the air filter scandle as was Elias…..there are plenty of people to lend a hand

    • danvalenti
      September 19, 2018 at 9:06 am #

      When, you ask. Never. Yon has to protect the racket. Corruption is all. Children’s health means nothing in comparison.

  13. Edward R. Murrow
    September 19, 2018 at 7:18 am #

    BBC last night had an FBI guy on the radio. He said that the FBI investigates alleged FEDERAL crimes. And they ain’t one here with Kavanaugh.

    FBI has an agreement with certain (all?) federal departments to do background checks on prospective fed employees, but the Senate also has it its own investigators, and they can go look into this.

    But I think what Ford is aiming at is an FBI investigation of Kavanaugh generally–thus the longer it will take. Drag it out at least until the November elections.

    But I have to believe this has already been done.

    Uh, wait, I have a note here saying that 8-year-old Kavanaugh pulled a girl’s pigtail in third grade and took a sip of her chocolate milk when she was distracted. We can’t have a man on the Supreme Court like that, can we?

    FBI better investigate. But the girl now woman can’t really remember where it was, how old she was, what school it was, if the milk was even chocolate, or if she was even sporting pigtails.

    • Mr. Fritz
      September 19, 2018 at 7:32 am #

      Ridiculous, isn’t it Ed?
      This alleged incident happened over 35 years ago? Dirty Dems!

    • danvalenti
      September 19, 2018 at 8:50 am #

      You raise an essential point. A high-school kegger in the D.C. area held in the early 1980s does not constitute a federal crime. There’s no reason for an FBI probe except for a political purpose, as you point out.

    • Art seller
      September 19, 2018 at 12:20 pm #

      Thomas like I said your posts are not very informative.You love scump.We get it.

  14. He can't win
    September 19, 2018 at 7:32 am #

    Beagle has the Caccaviello story.

    Knight will support him but her voters go to Harrington 2-1.

    Mark Tully runs the campaign for Paul and the Mazzeo’s are deeply involved. They lose all cred going forward when this fails.

    All of Paul’s intelligent supporters have jumped ship, including Bowler.

    It’s going to be like watching a train wreck.

    • danvalenti
      September 19, 2018 at 8:49 am #

      To your point 1., it would follow that if she supports Cacc, most of her followers will do likewise. She and Cacc can tag-team on the campaign trail, all along making a special effort aimed at Knight’s supporters. It’s a rather defined population and would be easy to reach.

    • 12 Gauge
      September 19, 2018 at 10:26 am #

      HCW, you must be Krol or Clairmont. But I don’t know for sure. However, one thing I do know for sure, you are a very worried man.

      If Mazzeo has something to do with this then I must visit the best restaurant in Pittsfield.

      • Art Seller
        September 19, 2018 at 11:05 am #

        12 you missed one option “BOOTH’

        • Art Seller
          September 19, 2018 at 11:09 am #

          Yes I meant booth.or was it boobs?

  15. Pat
    September 19, 2018 at 7:51 am #

    The far left media and Dems no longer care what people think of their dirty tactics. They are blatantly promoting using the FBI for political purposes.

    • dusty
      September 19, 2018 at 9:48 am #

      At the rate Trump is firing them there may not be enough left to do any investigation Pat. They are all corrupt ya know.

  16. Edward R. Murrow
    September 19, 2018 at 8:09 am #

    As I was saying:

    “Feinstein says hearing must be delayed given Ford attorney’s calls for more FBI investigation. ‘We should honor Dr. Blasey Ford’s wishes and delay this hearing. A proper investigation must be completed, witnesses interviewed, evidence reviewed and all sides spoken to.’”

    Delay at least to November 6.

    • Art Seller
      September 19, 2018 at 10:01 am #

      I agree with Feinstein .This is exactly what should happen. What should we do rush this get him on the court and then find out that she was correct. Any one sane would realize that nothing can be done in Washington in 6 days. Supposedly there is more she wants the FBI to look into and we will all find out what she has is real or fake news. This shouldn’t take long. Remember Kavanaugh says a president shouldn’t be subpoenaed. Is this possibly what this is all about? Let’s remember this guy is going for a seat on the supreme court and the one nominating him is a co conspirator to a felony. This is not about whether we are a republican or democrat this is about what is true and what is false and we will all find out after further investigation. It is as simple as that. More on DA latter.

      • Pat
        September 19, 2018 at 10:15 am #

        There is NO WAY to find out what is true or false in this situation since it’s 36 years ago. This is just a stall tactic and they will drag it out to get to the November elections. That’s what this is all about. We don’t destroy lives in this country in order to move a political agenda forward.

        • Art Seller
          September 19, 2018 at 12:26 pm #

          Pat we don’t destroy lives in the US!!!! Try telling that to the parents who are looking for their children. I thought you were a heartfelt individual.Was I wrong?

      • 12 Gauge
        September 19, 2018 at 10:29 am #

        Art, Art, Art, the most well misinformed poster on he Planet.

        • Art Seller
          September 19, 2018 at 12:28 pm #

          Gauge you know I like you. Why are you so tough on me?

          • 12 Gauge
            September 19, 2018 at 5:18 pm #

            Art, I fear you’ve fallen into watching the View every morning. Just trying to save you from becoming Hiy Behar.

      • Mr. Fritz
        September 19, 2018 at 7:06 pm #

        Art – you are spewing false info, as usual. Get your facts straight. President Trump is not “a co-conspirator to a felony.”
        You pontificate about “truth matters” yet continue to promote lies.

        • Art Seller
          September 19, 2018 at 9:33 pm #

          I will not try to convince you.Do your own research and you will see I am correct.Enough said.The truth will set you free.Try it you will feel good.

          • Mr. Fritz
            September 20, 2018 at 2:51 am #

            No facts, as usual. Just hot air. Your posts are not very informative. The truth will set you free.

  17. Pat
    September 19, 2018 at 8:31 am #

    Cacc will run a write-in campaign against Harrington. Good for him. She only won by 700 votes. So many people who wanted to vote for him couldn’t because of the Republican ballot not having him on there. That could bring in a lot of votes for him. Others maybe thought he was a sure thing so didn’t bother to vote.

    • danvalenti
      September 19, 2018 at 8:46 am #

      The race is winnable, but he has to run it well — not perfectly, but well enough to swing 350 votes. It can be done.

      • He can't win
        September 19, 2018 at 8:55 am #

        He couldn’t win with his name on the ballot. No way he wins with it off.

      • Art Seller
        September 19, 2018 at 10:15 am #

        The Gman announced 1 day after the election that cacaviello would and should run. He has told Paul that if he decided to run He and Harrington could meet every Wednesday to debate on his TV show. We know everyone in this city reads the planet and watches the G Mans show so ms.Harrington or her staff should contact Mr. Gaetanis at 413 281 1089 so that he could speak to both as to the possibility of them appearing on his show every week up till the election.Let’s hope this can happen

        • Enough Already
          September 20, 2018 at 4:24 am #

          You are Gaetani. Go forge some more letters from Colin Powell.

          • Art Seller
            September 20, 2018 at 12:45 pm #

            If you think I am Gaetanis so be it. He is a city treasure and you are what. Can you mention what you have done for the taxpayers of Pittsfield. You know what the wizard has done but maybe you don’t. What years and division did you serve in Viet Nam? Perhaps the wizard was your superior but maybe not. All the people he worked with including then Major Colin Powell and many Generals were all very high ranking command individuals so I am certain you were not part of his circle. What rank ere you and what was your MOS? Look up the wizards mos. It was 31s 30. He holds the country’s highest military clearance. Top Secret Crypto level 14. Tell us about your self. Ah no wonder you post is one sentence. You add nothing to the conversation

      • Silent Cal
        September 19, 2018 at 7:32 pm #

        The counties 9,000 Republican voters will have a chance to cast a ballot.

  18. acheshirecat
    September 19, 2018 at 9:36 am #

    How does one vote for the write in candidate? Do you literally write it in on a piece of paper?

    • Pat
      September 19, 2018 at 9:56 am #

      There will be a place on the voting ballot that will list Harrington’s name as District Attorney and underneath there is space for a write-in. You write his first and last name there. Be mindful of spelling the name correctly.

      • 12 Gauge
        September 19, 2018 at 10:49 am #

        Don t forget to fill in the circle after writing the name

      • acheshirecat
        September 19, 2018 at 5:35 pm #

        Thank you, Pat. I never noticed the write in option on my ballot.

        • danvalenti
          September 19, 2018 at 8:59 pm #

          There is a line on every ballot, for every office, where you can write in the name of anyone. In The Weekend Edition, THE PLANET will explain more as we analyze Caccaviello’s chances in a sticker campaign. We like his odds, for a number of reasons. This isn’t the usual “protest” write-in campaign. He’s entering the general election with a lot of heavy artillery. It will require the will to pull the trigger. If PC enters gung-ho, he can win.

          • Edward R. Murrow
            September 20, 2018 at 6:19 am #

            I didn’t want to cast a vote for Kerry one time so I wrote in “Mickey Mouse.”

            Very doable. Ask Steve Garvey about the 1974 MLB All-Star write-in.

    • Mr. Fritz
      September 19, 2018 at 9:56 am #

      Thanks YYI for posting the story – I don’t get the Beagle. I have questions, too. Since his last name is a spelling nightmare, what happens if those who write in his name spell it wrong – will their vote still count? Will all the votes have to be counted manually in order to pick up a written- in name? Anyone know?

      • Harrison
        September 19, 2018 at 10:32 am #

        Judging by the way the majority of PV bloggers spell, he doesn’t have a chance in hell. You and Pat will be the only ones to get it right.

        • Minister of Intoxication
          September 19, 2018 at 4:10 pm #

          Heryl is on PCTV for the Vets WThat might have been the funniest thing I’ve heard on the Planet, I spilled my scotch. We can’t write in Paul C? The great Cheryl Tripp with Mary Verdi, two fantastic ladies on PCTV.

          • Art Seller
            September 19, 2018 at 6:13 pm #

            Minister now you know why no one listens to WBRK am and FM. I hope drip doesn’t get that over the airways. That organization is REAL fake news. Lenny bean and company.Dinosaurs.

      • Art Seller
        September 19, 2018 at 10:32 am #

        Everyone who plans to vote should be able to spell his name properly. Also Cacaviello should have campaign workers holding his signs at all the polls and voters should carry a piece of paper with his name on it if they feel they need to.Yes this is going to be a very interesting election . I believe this could be one of the highest voter turn out ever.

      • Dick Flimsy
        September 19, 2018 at 12:01 pm #

      • Art Seller
        September 20, 2018 at 12:57 pm #

        ERM. Kerry had according to the Gman who spent almost 17 months in the jungles the most dangerous job in Viet Nam River Boat Patrol. The Wiz spent a short period of time on a river boat to fix electronic equipment and he told me he was so terrified that he shit his pant daily and couldn’t wait to get back to the jungle. So you see you are getting info from the Gman who was there and Kerry was there and anyone who was there doesn’t need to be criticised by the likes of you. Tell us about your military service?

        • Bill DeWahl
          September 20, 2018 at 6:28 pm #

          Kerry wasthere for 70days not 17 months.

          • Art Seller
            September 20, 2018 at 7:21 pm #

            Bill.Gaetanis was there for 17 months. You should read a little more carefully

    • Doomiedoger
      September 19, 2018 at 9:59 am #

      What happens if Knight decides to run as a write in candidate? Or Tricias Farley? That might be the old “confuse the voters” back channel play and draw the Trump voters into the fold ensuring victory by default as stated in the amended

      I dunno but it is going to be a wild one with everyone staying up late glued to their tellyvisions.

      and Holy Cow as well

      • Hoyt Clagwell
        September 19, 2018 at 10:39 am #

        Nice try Water Boy.

        • Art Seller
          September 19, 2018 at 10:51 am #

          Doom any one can run. First and last name and your off to the races

  19. The school committee
    September 19, 2018 at 10:47 am #

    The PCB Allendale school problem will never be addressed because the school committee would have to admitt they ignored the problem…….if your a Fake environmentalist you stay in denial as all the excuses for schools budgets are about our children…………In denial are…..Yon ,Cameron,Moon,Taylor,White,Caccamo, Elias,Kroll ….Tyer does not count because she backed Ruberto who squashed testing……Put these air quality numbers on City Goverment website with a heading or School department website …..Curtis will get this done

  20. Johnny2Shoes
    September 19, 2018 at 10:51 am #

    Should we approach charges against those who we agree with differently than charges against those we disagree with politically.

  21. Minister of Intoxication
    September 19, 2018 at 10:54 am #

    I would say Caccaviello could also get Harrington votes. 53 to 47 Caccavillo. Dumpster Gate.

  22. Doomiedoger
    September 19, 2018 at 12:33 pm #

    Can the people in jail vote? I mean the non-felonie types? Cuz the Cavelry guy could just bus them all down to the polls and bingo, a whole new voter block sure to vote for him. Who would know the difference?


    How about the people at the meth clinic? Serious candidates should corral the meth head vote. I am sure a small remembrance would be appreciated.

    • Edward R. Murrow
      September 20, 2018 at 6:21 am #

      I believe the whole point of the distinction between a misdemeanor and felony is that if convicted of the latter, you can go to jail, of the former, not.

  23. Shelly Liver
    September 19, 2018 at 1:43 pm #

    If he comes out and says he wants it bad,and also state that he has worked to hard not to be our D A, I’m in. The other candidate just doesn’t have the qualifications. Look at Patty Harris, our Registrar of Deeds,she won on merit, not popularity. Good for you Paul!

    • Art Seller
      September 19, 2018 at 5:55 pm #

      Kasowitz and Benson. Trumpeters please tell us what you know about these names? No fake news truth isn’t truth alternate facts nor any of that crap. Fire away.

      • Trump Derangement Syndrome
        September 19, 2018 at 7:57 pm #

        Sounds like a couple of shyster lawyers.

        • Art Seller
          September 19, 2018 at 8:40 pm #

          12 your right. They are lawyers and good friends of scump and kavaliar.This is something you should look up and report back to us.I don’t care how bad people talk about you I still like you.You keep me on my toes.

        • Minister of Intoxication
          September 20, 2018 at 6:55 am #

          I know benson and hedges, pack a day at least.

  24. CosbiesLadies
    September 19, 2018 at 2:00 pm #

    Gaetani News Hour tonight, Winner of the Planet Valenti show for excellence. Channel Mars 1301- 6 p m,all callers welcome. His guest tonIght will be Judge Brent Kavanaugh.

  25. U
    September 19, 2018 at 4:13 pm #

    Really, if you spell the name wrong it’s voided? Come on Man? I love Mary Verdi and Cheryl Tripp Cleveland! Currently on PCTV for our Vets!

  26. H
    September 19, 2018 at 6:22 pm #

    Don’t know about Juan or Nita but we’re going to have an old fashioned Hatfield and McCoy shoot out. It’s imperative that the election for D A have some debates also. it will be interesting to see if Harrington will be willing to engage. What is the response from her campaign team, you know Caccaviello will try much harder,will Harrington be able to keep pace. Harrington shouldn’t take a write in lightly,we are due for something spectacular in an election, this could be it.

    • Art Seller
      September 19, 2018 at 7:18 pm #

      Grassley and Hatch useless liars. They were initiators of an FBI study in the Hill case but now are totally against it. Total dinosaurs.Why do they not want a FBI investigation. I am waiting for your reply pat.We all need to know the answer to this question.

    • Art Seller
      September 19, 2018 at 7:25 pm #

      H Did you see Gaetanis show tonight? I never miss it. All shows are top shelf but tonights’ show was the best show ever shown on pctv. If not watch repeats Mon. and Tues. or stream.

      • 12 Gauge
        September 19, 2018 at 7:28 pm #

        Ill stream it but the minute he starts complaining about Trump ill pull the plug.

  27. 12 Gauge
    September 19, 2018 at 7:26 pm #

    Because this whole thing is just a tactic to delay the proceedings. The allegations are fabricated. Only a buffoon wouldn wouldn’t understand.

    • Art Seller
      September 19, 2018 at 7:50 pm #

      12 Ford is willing to talk to the FBI and Kavanaugh isn’t. Now you know that you are one of my greatest critics and I would like for you to answer why kavanaugh is afraid to talk to the FBI?

      • 12 Gauge
        September 19, 2018 at 7:55 pm #

        What does the fbi have to do with anything? They don’t want to investigate this non crime that isn’t a federal mater.

        • Art Seller
          September 19, 2018 at 8:25 pm #

          Yes it is nota federal matter but all the president has to do is order an investigation like pres ford did. Why doesn’t scump order it. I want you to answer this for me. I am positive that scump can order it and if he doesn’t he is burnt toast in nov.

      • Art Seller
        September 19, 2018 at 8:19 pm #

        Lindsay Graham is another gutless liar.How can anyone trust anything he says? If ford isn’t granted this investigation by scump it will mean the end of his presidency. Every woman in this country who is sane will come out in the mid terms and vote any democrat who has a pulse and that will be the end of scump. We have a crisis and the republicans have created it and the democrats will correct it. The Blue tsunami is building and it will be devastating but then we will return to normalcy. We have seen enough of scump

        • Art Seller
          September 19, 2018 at 8:33 pm #

          Can you imagine that now Jeff sessions is a quiet citizen hero. I despised him a short ways back but now he is the only voice of republican sanity. I never thought I would say this but Truth is truth and I always believe that the truth will set you free.Truth cleanses the soul 12 and I bet you agree with the truth.

        • 12 Gauge
          September 19, 2018 at 8:34 pm #

          Ford doesn’t know where her delusion happened, what year how. She got there or how she got home. Her delusion was 36 years ago. She said Kavanaugh and another guy were there they say they have no knowledge of this alleged incident. Take this info t any prosecutor except Andrea Harrington and you will be told to take a hike. Wake up and smell the coffee Art.

          • Art Seller
            September 19, 2018 at 9:51 pm #

            Gauge. I guess two political enemies like us can have somewhat of a civil meeting of the minds.We need to have the FBI get involved so we can best determine who is telling the truth and who isn’t . At present one is telling the truth and one is lying. Doesn’t doing a little bit more investigating seem like the right thing to do? We definitely need to know who the liar is and when we do we will know who is telling the truth.See how simple this is?

          • Lenny
            September 20, 2018 at 4:38 am #

            I think it’s very sad to see that Art continues to pursue a nonsensical approach to this issue. Dan has laid it out very well in his column. What we have is a last minute paper accusation with no details, no witnesses from over 35 years ago – generated by a leftist political activist with the motive of stopping a conservative SCJ nominee whose mother (a judge) ruled against a family squabble. For those with a rational mind, it is clearly a leftist attempt to delay/stop Kavanaugh’s appt.

          • Lenny
            September 20, 2018 at 5:07 am #

            And I would also like to add that Art wants to run for mayor under the guise of “saving taxpayers money.” How is it “saving taxpayers money” when you want a full- blown FBI investigation into an alleged incident with no facts and no witnesses? Kavanaugh has himself undergone an extensive FBI screening and passed with flying colors.

          • Pat
            September 20, 2018 at 7:38 am #

            I agree Lenny. It would be a complete waste of taxpayer money. Kavanaugh has already had 5 or 6 extensive FBI screenings. There is so little information to go on from this accusation that anyone would have real difficulty creating a credible sequence of events, where it happened, and the people involved since it was so long ago.

        • 12 Gauge
          September 20, 2018 at 8:33 am #

          Art wants a return to the deep state gobsigs calling the shots.

      • Fugimoto Hockalugi
        September 20, 2018 at 8:36 am #

        Art, maybe your buddy jackubowitz will come out of retirement and talk to her

        • Art Seller
          September 20, 2018 at 1:28 pm #

          Lenny Pat Gauge Fugi Gigi. If Christine Ford was your daughter do you think you would want an investigation? Answers please. No BS just the truth and you know the truth will set you free. Fire away.

          • Cicero
            September 20, 2018 at 1:39 pm #

            Yet you have unwavering support for Caccaviello, heir and abettor to scum David Capeless who failed to prosecute any of the over 100 rapes at Williams College during his tenure.

            If any of these young ladies were your daughter, how would you feel about that statistic? Answer please. No BS just the truth and you know the truth will set you free.

          • Wilson
            September 20, 2018 at 5:30 pm #

            Cicero, don’t raise a daughter who gets black-out drunk every weekend and you don’t have to worry. Though sending her to a liberal college where she will be sharing a bathroom with boys is probably something to blame yourself for

          • Fugimoto Hockalugi
            September 20, 2018 at 6:35 pm #

            Williams College’s sexual assault director Bossong tells lies to voters to protect her ass and to protect the college. Williams itself needs to be investigated.

          • Trump Derangement Syndrome
            September 20, 2018 at 6:41 pm #

            If Ford was my daughter I’d get a vasectomy to be sure I didn’t pass any lunatic genes on a second time.

  28. The school committee
    September 20, 2018 at 3:05 am #

    The propaganda that liberals can take this country over is silly.The number 1 liberal state of Vermont topped out at 35 % liberal.
    The real numbers are independent and right wing are at 75 to 80% and liberals are used really to just blame their bad policies on.Middle and lower middle class are getting screwed in the wealthiest country

    • 12 Gauge
      September 20, 2018 at 8:37 am #

      Do you ever read your own comments?

    • Art Seller
      September 20, 2018 at 2:24 pm #

      Can I assume you are Krol? You have seen me post many times and you posted very unfair remarks about Mr.Gaetanis and his family earlier this week. He asked me to post that your comments about his brother and nephew spending time in prison for gun charges are absolutely true and surprise The Gman has consistently told any one who asked him about it that they got what they deserved.He did not condone what they did but he loves them and is there for them and has told them that if they ever get in serious trouble again he might not come to them aid again. Now cicerkrol do you see what a decent honest person my friend the Gman is? Yet you criticised him because of what his brother and nephew did. Take a guess who prosecuted the Gman’s brother and nephew? If what you say about those 100 rapes at Williams is the truth I despise it. What kind of evidence do you have and does the college have information regarding these cases? You have to realize that you are being accusatory under a pen name and I am responding to you with Mr. Gaetanis permission. Do you see the dilemma this posses. I think with such serious allegations you are making you should identify your self and provide some proof of what you are saying and do you seek Mr.Gaetanis help?

  29. The school committee
    September 20, 2018 at 3:11 am #

    If you work for the courts or state college system of royal employment you retire on 5k a month.The rest of the real work force will get Social Security at an average retirement of 1,100 bucks a month and the Republican party leaders want you to work till 70 to qualify..Keep voting for the blue collar Trump

    • Cicero
      September 20, 2018 at 6:33 am #

      Here’s a tip for you. Money trees do not exist. Cash is not harvested as needed. Those egregious state pensions you refer to? That money comes from someone else’s pocket. Many pockets. From the masses. It’s called politically engineered redistribution.

      Are you familiar with the term “useful idiot”?

      • Art Seller
        September 20, 2018 at 1:43 pm #

        Cicerkrol yes I am and I also am aware of useless idiots. There are plenty of them on the council and school committee. Which type are you useful or useless? I know but I want you to tell me.

        • Cicero
          September 20, 2018 at 2:08 pm #

          Ouch! The John Krol accusation again!

          What, no threats? Aren’t you about due for your annual “cuffin and stuffin”? Go far enough and maybe you can earn some quality time with dear nephew.

          • Edward R. Murrow
            September 20, 2018 at 3:18 pm #

            Jon Krol is just an alias. His real name is Guy Smiley.

          • Roberto Del Halitoso's Rolodex
            September 20, 2018 at 6:46 pm #

            I’d be pissed off if anybody thought I was Krol. That guy is low.

    • 12 Gauge
      September 20, 2018 at 10:08 am #

      Where can I verify the information you post?

  30. The school committee
    September 20, 2018 at 3:16 am #

    Beck ,Limbaugh,Hannity are running how Trump governs the ill informed Trump voters who now have no shame.Republicans are killing America and killing the the American family…..they steal time and cash from hard working Americans

  31. The school committee
    September 20, 2018 at 3:23 am #

    As a liberal its now time to correct the worst vote ever done locally. We need to vote experience over a WHEN candidate.Our current DA needs to drive home his 33 years of work.Harrington is a rookie and if it were a job interview she would not get the job,Paul would get it.Im giving him my vote.

    • Cicero
      September 20, 2018 at 1:44 pm #

      As a liberal, you should be ashamed of yourself for being completely indifferent to the 100+ women raped at Williams College, who had no chance at justice because of scumbag David Capeless. And these are just the stats we know about for one school, thanks to Title IX reporting requirements. Who knows how many victims he abused in the general population, given there’s no way to know how many cases Capeless “investigated” and then made disappear.

      Experience is great on paper. But when that experience includes the above, it is something to run away from, not embrace.

      • SisterGoldenHair
        September 20, 2018 at 2:04 pm #


        That is a lie. Back it up with some real stats. You think there were actually 100 rapes at Williams???? You are misinformed my friend, sadly misinformed.

        • Cicero
          September 20, 2018 at 2:24 pm #

          Sister – For a supposedly “liberal” woman to dismiss this issue out of hand is revolting. FYI, Title IX reports are public documents. Older reports are more difficult to find, but in the last 6 years there have been 71 reported rapes at Williams, along with a number of “forced fondling” sexual assault complaints.

          That’s 6 years out of a 14 year Capeless tenure. It’s a safe – and conservative – bet that the number is well over 100 if you go back the entire 14 years.

          Whatever the exact number, not one case ever made it to a grand jury.

          Bury your head in the sand if you like, but you’re burying your credibility along with it. If you don’t see these stats as a red flag, there really isn’t much to talk about with you.

          • Art Seller
            September 20, 2018 at 3:51 pm #

            This situation should not be dismissed out of hand and we must try to get justice for those affected just like we should expect justice for Christine Ford. It is time to get real and there are many who post on this site who need a wake up call and fast. Anyone who thinks that just because someone didn’t report what happened to them 30 years ago doesn’t mean that it didn’t happen no more than those who said they were raped at Williams didn’t happen. This bull shit fake news, alternate facts truth isn’t truth has to stop and some of you who post on this site better start doing some serious soul searching and start to learn how to tell the difference as to what is true and what isn’t. Where do some of you come from and most importantly where are you heading?

          • SisterGoldenHair
            September 20, 2018 at 5:31 pm #

            Like I said back it up with facts. Please provide a link to your source. By the way, where did you get the idea I am a liberal? God is not a liberal and neither am I.

          • Cicero
            September 20, 2018 at 9:27 pm #

            Here are a couple to think about. Washington Post Article – In 2016 Williams had 5th highest rapes per capita and 16 highest number overall among all colleges and universities. All of them.


            Williams Title IX Report for 2017/18. 42 rapes, 5 other sexual assaults over the last three years. Stats in the Title IX report are about 2/3 way through doc. Same report for 2014/15 had 29 total rapes.


        • Cicero
          September 21, 2018 at 5:40 am #

          Sister – Confused you with TSC regarding the “as a liberal” comment.

          Regardless, probably not best to refer to something as a lie when you are coming from a place of complete ignorance. And google is really easy to use, I swear.

          Here’s the WaPo article I referred to. 5th highest rape-rate per capita, 16th highest in absolute terms – out of all colleges and universities.

        • cicero
          September 21, 2018 at 5:50 am #

          Williams College Title IX reports for 2017/18 and 2014/15. Each covers 3 years. Stats are about 2/3 down. 42 rapes, 5 forcible fondling accusations in the last 3 years. 29 rapes in the three years before that.

        • Cicero
          September 21, 2018 at 5:54 am #

          Williams Title IX report from 2017/18. Goes back three years. 42 rapes, 5 cases of “forcible fondling” during that time. None deemed to be unfounded. Stats are in a table, about 2/3 of way down the doc.

      • The school committee
        September 20, 2018 at 5:13 pm #

        Experience is everything and rookies promise everything

  32. UAlbany
    September 20, 2018 at 5:51 am #

    there was a great line in last season of American Horror Stories – it went something like, being a liberal and being easy on crime is noble until they are in your house with your daughter….

    • Pat
      September 20, 2018 at 7:09 am #

      I like that. Just like the MeToo movement is great until they accuse your son or husband of sexual misconduct that happened so long ago that it’s difficult to prove or disprove.

      Many people have compared the hysteria we are experiencing now to the Salem witch hunts. If you literally wanted to destroy someone you didn’t like, you accused them of witchcraft. The event that stopped the Salem witch hunts was when the governor’s wife was accused of witchcraft and was about to burn at the stake. This caused the governor to say that wait this is all a bunch of hysterical nonsense. Twenty people and 2 dogs were accused of witchcraft and burned at the stake before the hysteria ended in Salem. I’m not sure how the dogs got accused, but it just shows the depth of the hysteria.

  33. u
    September 20, 2018 at 8:09 am #

    If you like witch hunts fine. If you want facts, tune into the Planet and G Man News Hour.

  34. Mad Trapper
    September 20, 2018 at 8:43 am #

    All the left winged parrots seem to be ignoring that the the SJC nominee’s Mother, a judge, ruled against the accusers Father in a bankruptcy ruling in 1996.

    Yea, her parents lost the house.

    Axe to grind and a clear case of revenge.

    Also look at the accusers, “bleach bot” of her social media sites . A La H-Beasts Email accounts, why was that? Show some hated biases?

    She is a far out left wing American hating liberal Prof., that even her students have labeled rabid left winged and vindictive. See Rate My Prof.

    Fienstien should be prosecuted for her Chinese Driver whom was actually a spy. That woman is still clinging on with one brain cell LEFT.

  35. Pat
    September 20, 2018 at 10:09 am #

    Seems that Cory Booker who is calling for an investigation of Brett Kavanaugh for sexual misconduct, had his own female groping incident involving an intoxicated girl when he was a teen. Last I heard, Democrat Cory Booker is considering running for president. The girl kept pushing Cory away, but Cory insisted. Anyone seeing any hypocrisy here?

    • 12 Gauge
      September 20, 2018 at 11:26 am #

      I’m surprised that the Daly News printed this. They are more of a liberal rag than the Eagle.

      • Edward R. Murrow
        September 20, 2018 at 3:16 pm #

        I continue to maintain that I have never seen an American daily farther to the Left that the Eagle.

        • The school committee
          September 20, 2018 at 5:11 pm #

          Give 5 lefty issues that bother you.I will say this about the Eagle,these guys have made it a good paper again and if I were them I would just keep adding to local sports secti on as you simply can’t have enough.

    • Doomiedoger
      September 20, 2018 at 11:29 am #

      But Donald says its Ok if you are a star. I bet Ivanka could tell a story or two.

    • UAlbany
      September 20, 2018 at 11:46 am #

      Sen Booker lost his credibility when he was asking made up questions and pretending to quote Kavanaugh in a misleading e-mail…bye bye Booker
      Ford doesn’t testify – Kavanaugh gets appointed next week –

      • Pat
        September 20, 2018 at 1:31 pm #

        Kamala Harris did the same thing with the misleading e-mail. She also said she really believes Ford. I’m sure she does. It’s obvious that the “String em up and ask questions later” group are in charge in the Democratic party. How many times do we need to see them put on this circus of going around the due process of the law before we realize there is a real problem in the far left and it’s dangerous for our country?

  36. Halo
    September 20, 2018 at 10:51 am #

    Fake news.

  37. 12 Gauge
    September 20, 2018 at 11:23 am #

    Hey Art Seller, what do you think of Senator Bluminthal from Ct.? He’s the democrat who claimed he served in Vietnam. He was state side during the whole conflict in the reserves. Othung like stolen valor. And he’s the second richest Senator. A good ole it we can all love.

    • Art Seller
      September 20, 2018 at 6:05 pm #

      Gauge. What kind of a nut are you. You read my posts and do you think I condone what Bluminthal did? Now did scump say he could grab em by the meow, is he an unindicted co conspirator did he tell us that Roy Moore was a wonderful saint did he romp with stormy and the other bimbo.He told us Cohen and manafort were great men. He loves Putin and he gave wall st types your money that your grandchildren will have to pay back and I could go on for ever. Now tell us why you are his greatest supporter on this board. Remember I stand by the truth and love the truth and believe in the truth and speak the truth just as Gaetanis does as is evidenced in some of my posts where he directed me to tell truths that are not favorable to him. Let me ask you a question. Have you ever heard the Gman ask for anything for himself? All he is doing is trying to help the taxpayer. If he dropped the ball is there anyone else in this city who you would prefer to represent you as a taxpayer? Is he the greatest friend the taxpayer of all time? Are you aware of what he has saved you and everyone else in this city for the past 33 years. If you have lived here for 30 or 40 years tell us what you know of Mr. Gaetanis. Remember the truth will set you free.

  38. u
    September 20, 2018 at 11:31 am #

    An American Patriot…. thank you Jon Mele and Blumin for your service. Much more than what Scump did, beside banging woman on sight……….the vulgarity of this comment does not reflect the opinions of the Planet or it’s readers…….just sayin.

  39. mi
    September 20, 2018 at 11:33 am #

    Hey Melania, what kind of respect did your husband show you or your child when he was having unprotected sexual intercourse. has anyone heard of AIDS? STD’s Think Dumpster.

    • Pat
      September 20, 2018 at 1:17 pm #

      Did Bill worry about Hillary’s STD exposure? Bill carried on a 12 year affair with Jennifer Flowers during Chelsea’s formative years not to mention the lack of respect shown to Hillary, but it was all good for the Dems.

  40. mi
    September 20, 2018 at 11:35 am #

    Thus, the nickname SCUMP.

  41. Shelly Liver
    September 20, 2018 at 12:48 pm #

    PAtPatPat, we are talking about someone’s alleged hand over her mouth. Totally different than what you’re talking about.It is fake news. And if you are throwing stones, your President istheworstoffender, he could have infected Melanie with aids.

    • Pat
      September 20, 2018 at 1:26 pm #

      Bill could have infected Hillary with aids, but you weren’t worried then. Dems need to stop the selective outrage. No proof his hand was over her mouth. Why would he try to kill her at a party with apparently 3 other people in the room? When did we go from groping to attempted murder?

      The same crazies who were at the court room several weeks ago screaming like lunatics are now screaming “We believe Ford”. Why? Because she is a woman? Without hearing any evidence? The far left truly believes that Americans are a bunch of country bumpkins who will say “Golly, she must be telling the truth since Kamala Harris believes her”. The lack of intelligence and just plain hysteria and the mob mentality of convicting and putting the noose around a person’s neck without due process is just stunning.

      • Shelly Liver
        September 20, 2018 at 2:57 pm #

        It’s evident that you like to take your toys and go home when you don’t get your way. Look what you said? Pat. You stated a Senator was accused of groping, yet Dr. Ford states that it was much more that groping, he tried to muff her. That is not even close to your hippocritical groping charge against the Senator.

        • Pat
          September 20, 2018 at 4:17 pm #

          Take my toys and do what? Shelly, this can’t be proven unless somebody has video of the incident. All we have is the word of one person from 36 years ago. The media obviously is in control of the country since the man has already been tarred and feathered by CNN. Shameful!!

  42. SisterGoldenHair
    September 20, 2018 at 2:09 pm #

    Well well, Tyder did diddly about the KFC Jungle and now a marijuana dealer is approved to buy the dump, clean it up, and sell dope. Ya can’t make dis stuff up.

    • Harrison
      September 20, 2018 at 2:43 pm #

      Should have put a big Italian restaurant there.

    • Art Seller
      September 20, 2018 at 2:59 pm #

      Cicero.Recently you made some disparaging remarks about my friend the Gman. His brother and nephew were indeed sent to prison for gun charges and he did not condone one bit what they did. Why did you think you had to bring this up? Take a guess who prosecuted them and prosecuted the Gman on trumped up charges when he ran for public office? The Gman is the most honest person you will ever meet and he does not hold grudges as you can plainly see. You are posting anonymously and Mr.Gaetanis is posting under his own name thru me. If what you say is true about those 100 rape cases at Williams that is a travasty of justice and something must be done. Does the college have records that are unsealed and a available? I am hesitant to go further as I do not know your name but Mr. Gaetanis certainly does not condone this. Are you looking for the Gman’s help ? Please respond.Remember what you are saying could be very libelous and you best be sure you are 100% accurate. Everyone awaits your response and remember that the truth will set anyone free and when someone tells the truth they need not be fearful as Mr. Gaetanis isn’t but you must also remember you must be very strong like him because their are sharks out there that will pick you clean.You must now decide what to do

      • Cicero
        September 20, 2018 at 5:49 pm #

        Well, that’s an unexpected turn of events. I appreciate the thoughtfulness of your response. I wish you posted like that more often – I may have misread you. Much better than lobbing insults. For my part, I admit that bringing up family issues was a low blow. I would delete the comments myself but can’t figure out how to do so. I invite Dan to do it for me and delete any comments that refer to your family. Not proud of letting anger get the better of me, so I apologize.

        As to the Williams issue, first off, I remember reading a Washington Post article about campus sex assaults a year or two ago and was shocked to learn that Williams has the 5th highest per-capita rape rate in the country. In absolute terms, it has the 3rd most reported rapes of all schools in MA, despite the fact that it’s such a small school.

        Had not thought too much about the prosecution side of it, but at a debate in Williamstown, Caccaviello threw Williams under the bus and used the college as an example of an institution that doesn’t work with police and law enforcement on behalf of sexual assault victims. He said they were an “obstacle” in the process.

        A woman from Williams whose named escapes me responded with an editorial in the Beagle pointing to an interview from a few years ago where David Capeless said that every rape reported at Williams was forwarded to the police and then the Berkshire DA’s office. She also challenged Caccaviello to provide info on how many cases were investigated criminally and how they were resolved. We know that zero ended up in court being prosecuted, at least none that I have found.

        Caccaviello has not responded to her challenge. Then there was another letter to the Beagle by a local attorney that pointed out the Williams Title IX stats, so I started looking into it myself and here we are.

        I would definitely invite you to look into this and ask questions yourself. I don’t know about any unsealed records, but I will share with anything else I find – good or bad.

        • Art Seller
          September 20, 2018 at 6:54 pm #

          Cicero Thank you for info. It is unconsciable that this type of thing can go unnoticed. There is a shift occurring in America where it is hard to tell what is the truth and what is a lie and we all know where the problem emanates from. Just look at the divergence occurring on this board.Perhaps all good people but put factual information in front of the group and you see a fracturing that is so imposing that the group divides and this is what is occurring throughout the country. It is very pervasive and I am fearful as to how all this will play out. If you factually say something about trump that is negative you will be bombarded by the right and Viva versa. I myself only care about the truth and I don’t care where it comes from and I have faith this country will recover and unite again once we are rid of Trump. I am shocked that the college has not spoken out more strenuously over this issue and Mr.Gaetanis asked me to post this reply to you. He has a particular interest in that he audited Dr. Parks physics classes and introduced him to his business partner Dr Milos Krofta. He never ever heard of anything like this occurring at Williams while he was there but believes what you are saying. Please keep on your investigation and when you have more perhaps you can come on to the Gman’s shoe to discuss this in detail. Good luck.

        • Mr. Fritz
          September 20, 2018 at 7:22 pm #

          Don’t be gullible, Cicero.

          • Cicero
            September 21, 2018 at 5:59 am #

            Not gullible, just trying to take the high road and use reason. This is an important issue that needs sunlight.

    • Pat
      September 20, 2018 at 4:18 pm #

      I agree SisterGoldenHair. Pittsfield is literally going to pot.

  43. Wondrous
    September 20, 2018 at 2:10 pm #

    First of all, the only Rock Stars in this town are the Valenti brothers. Has anyone yet seen the new police videos being released from Pittsfield P D officers? One of the Videos shows Darren Derby dancing to the Pat Benatar song Hit Me With Your Best SHot, with a weapon show in the Video. Have they lost their minds?

    We had a severe situation with one of our citizens shot multiple times, is this a coincidence? Then you have the female officer who was quoted as saying she got involved with policing as a career because one the current officers, a detective,was a bad ass?

    Tyer needs to get a grip on this nonsense. Police and stop making stupid videos.

  44. May Hemm
    September 20, 2018 at 3:16 pm #

    What went on at Crosby a couple days ago? Haven’t seen anything? Ambulances and Cops all over the place. Taxpayers would like to know. Especially parents of students in general area. Where’s sc on this one?

    • Doomiedoger
      September 20, 2018 at 4:10 pm #

      I dunno but they gots a story bout a guy from Monterey that accidently shoots hisself. They cover certain shootins better than others depending on the sensitive nature of the people involved.

      By the way, this same newspaper is supporting Cav for DA and I imagine will cover his court stuff accordingly. “Should we print this Paul? or bury it?”

  45. U
    September 20, 2018 at 4:41 pm #

    Monterrey is a key component of the Berkshires” I I think the great H lives there.

  46. Bill Q
    September 20, 2018 at 5:40 pm #

    If Art Seller is Gaetani, welcome, you are truly one of the smartest on the blog,hands down. If not, then we have more than one citizen who continues to fight for the taxpayer.

  47. Gigi
    September 20, 2018 at 6:51 pm #

    The truth is coming out…..Kavanaugh accuser works for Corcept Therapeutics, maker of an abortion pill drug.