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WITH HARRINGTON’S PRELIMINARY WIN, THE QUESTION FOR CACCAVIELLO IS: HOW MUCH DO YOU REALLY WANT IT?

BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION SEPT. 7-9, 2018) — Andrea Harrington’s narrow win in the Democratic primary may be enough to see her through the November election to become the next Berkshire County district attorney. The only thing certain at this point is that she won’t face a party challenge. That’s why her Sept. 4 primary win may be enough.

May. Not the month, but in, “the probability is there but it’s not a given.” That will depend on Paul Caccaviello. Will he attempt a write-in or sticker campaign to win the November general election? THE PLANET has heard from insiders and wise guys, and they are split, with slightly more thinking he should do it. We present the arguments.

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First, to the question: Should he mount a write-in challenge? No one can answer that but Paul Caccaviello. As we wrote, THE PLANET has heard from a good cross-section of local political types involving all three campaigns in the D.A.’s race, and most think he should launch such a write-in bid. They say he could win because of the following factors:

  • He took Pittsfield, the county’s largest vote field. He could be expected to hold on to those votes.
  • The general election will involve more voters, including Republicans, who they say would be more inclined to favor his “no-nonsense” approach to law and order as opposed to Harrington’s perceived softer, “more coddling” approach. Independents, who equal registered Democrats in number, would also be a factor.
  • A second chance after a close primary would be the thing to energize members of his “base” who thought he had it wrapped up and therefore either did not vote or did not help him campaign.
  • He can learn from his September mistakes: Keeping “the wives” out of the fray; campaigning more aggressively; insisting on more debates, where he and Harrington would be one-on-one.
  • The campaign season for the general election is many times longer than for the run-off. Essentially, primary or preliminary elections do not kick into high gear until after Labor Day. This year, the wise guys point out, the vote was held on that day. The November season has already begun.
  • Caccaviello’s would press (1) his vast edge in experience (2) the endorsements he received from local law enforcement agencies, including sheriff Tom Bowler (3) leveraging more specific issues and avoiding abstract theory when discussing the D.A.’s job (4) touting his successes in office.
  • Judith Knight’s voters have been released. They are up for grabs. The pundits think more of them would want Caccaviello than Harrington.

Those who advise against it all point out how hard it is to win a sticker campaign. Failure, they also say, comes with a heavy taint, that of sore loser. One insider says that a write-in effort would be “a political kiss of death for Caccaviello. Write in campaigns never work even when you have a candidate that is well-loved and has momentum. Caccaviello has neither. Just ask Pete White how effective a sticker write in campaign is. After he narrowly lost in the three-way special state rep primary, he tried to keep his ward seat with Kevin Morandi alone on the ballot. He ran the write in campaign, he distributed the stickers. But, it failed miserably.

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Caccaviello needs to decide the write-in issue soon.  The longer he waits, the more wishy-washy he appears. Actually, it’s not a tough decision. Cacc simply has to consult his heart: Does he want the office or doesn’t he? We mean, REALLY want to be D.A. If the answer is “yes,” he needs to pull out all stops and go for it. If no, he should talk to Harrington about keeping his job.

With that, THE PLANET congratulates Harrington for her preliminary (and possibly final) victory. She ran a great campaign and proved the value of tireless effort, particularly the old-fashioned wearing out of shoe leather.

Have a great weekend, everybody.

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152 Responses to “WITH HARRINGTON’S PRELIMINARY WIN, THE QUESTION FOR CACCAVIELLO IS: HOW MUCH DO YOU REALLY WANT IT?”

  1. Jonathan Melle
    September 6, 2018 at 9:18 pm #

    Jimmy Ruberto’s political network of former WHEN hacks prevailed again in Pittsfield politics. I don’t understand why! Ruberto and WHEN oversaw major numbers of population and job loss. They even spent over $2 million of GE’s settlement fund on the so-called downtown renaissance and the arts that was supposed to be used for real economic development. Their response to Pittsfield’s depressed economy was to raise taxes and increase municipal debts to unsustainable levels. The only reason why Ruberto’s and the former WHEN network is so powerful that they were able to replace Paul Caccaviello with Andrea Harrington for District Attorney is that the Good Old Boys (and Girls) club is very powerful in state and local politics. The GOB has run Pittsfield politics for many generations and they are entrenched in power. The sad reality is that the GOB has run Pittsfield into the proverbial ditch. Pittsfield politics is being ran by Jimmy Ruberto, and that needs to change, but it will never happen in the near future. Instead of democracy, you have Ruberto-cracy!

    • The school committee
      September 8, 2018 at 8:31 am #

      Jonathan you need to name one city that does not have a political group like Pittsfield and or a low income neighborhood owned by corporation bought rental homes be getting violence.
      North street is vibrant and the best looking main street in the Berkshires.Ruberto gave elitist backed Museum and the 500k to Hancock Shaker Village…..a fn joke giveaway as they repurposed the money illegally and should pay it back.They marched all the hacks before the council including some guy from Umass to tell us how important it was to refurbish the administrative offices.
      With the 60million raised by the museum I want our 600k back as Pittsfield bought them a climate control system…..Does Tyer live in Florida …please paint white lines on roads before someone is killed…also every storm drain is blocked by grass cut towards the road…that should be a fine of 50 bucks….also again trucks on Williams street are allowed to drive 60 more and cars are pulled over and ticketed……Pittsfield police should spend 3 months only pulling over trucks…..where is the Mayor on this…..Trucks chief Trucks….police the trucks….every ahole with a pickup truck is on every cars bumper to go faster…..Big Truck bullies……Police in Pittsfield are afraid of men in trucks

      • Jonathan Melle
        September 8, 2018 at 4:43 pm #

        Pittsfield’s downtown is still a dangerous place with violent crime! Pittsfield is ranked #9 by the FBI in all of Massachusetts for violent crime; North Adams is #1. A few months in and around summer, Pittsfield’s downtown has a tourist economy. Most of the year, Pittsfield’s downtown is empty after hours.
        Pittsfield politics’ Good Old Boy network has been around for generations. The interrelated, multigenerational local political families think they are more important the real democracy. If you want a living wage job in Pittsfield, you have to kiss their dirty rear ends. If you speak out against the GOB, they take away your job. If you continue to speak out, the GOB spreads vicious rumors against you.
        During the past +4-decades of GOB rule, Pittsfield has lost population and job numbers. Pittsfield is now known as one of the most economically unequal communities in the state and nation. Even the Boston Federal Reserve noted inner-city neighborhoods in Pittsfield with extreme poverty, and they gave Pittsfield a grant to address its economic inequality and poverty numbers.
        Since I was a freshman/sophomore at Pittsfield High School in 1990, the GOB blamed GE’s downsizing in Pittsfield for its depressed local economy. Over 28 years have passed now, and the GOB has done absolutely nothing for real economic development and job retention/creation. When I was 26/27 years old in 2002/2003, I once walked the streets of Pittsfield looking for employment without success. I grew up in Pittsfield. I was once a young man and Army Veteran in Pittsfield. I know how it is in Pittsfield. I have come to dislike the GOB, especially Jimmy Ruberto, Luciforo, and Carmen Massimiano!
        – Jonathan Melle

  2. dusty
    September 7, 2018 at 12:06 am #

    Also to be taken into consideration is that the Berkshire Eagle endorsed Caccaviello. For many people this is the worst taint you can apply. The old Eagle at least, was considered heavily associated with aiding and abetting dirty politics in Pittsfield.

  3. Ron Kitterman
    September 7, 2018 at 3:09 am #

    Stick with Caccaviello ! or get stuck with her. Depends on how bad he wants it though you are right on that on.

    • Edward R. Murrow
      September 7, 2018 at 5:25 am #

      Caccaviello can’t get on the November ballot as an independent?

      I think Lieberman did this in CT when he lost the Dem primary for Senate a while ago.

      Perhaps too late for late?

      • Bull Durham
        September 7, 2018 at 7:04 am #

        In order to qualify for the November ballot as an independent, he would have had to have filed as such originally. The deadline for that passed well ahead of the primary. And if you run in a primary as a party affiliate, you cannot be named on the ballot if you lose that primary, which is why he would need a sticker campaign or write-in, neither of which will succeed, by the way.

        • Edward R. Murrow
          September 7, 2018 at 7:15 am #

          OK, but still leaves me wondering how Lieberman did it in CT that time.

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

            From Wiki:

            “The party [Connecticut for Lieberman] was established on July 10, 2006, and began collecting signatures in case Lieberman did not win the Connecticut Democratic primary.[4] On August 8, 2006, Lieberman lost the Democratic primary to Lamont. The next day, over 7,500 signatures were filed with the Secretary of State’s office in support of Lieberman’s candidacy. On August 23, the Secretary of State announced that the party had filed enough valid signatures and would appear on the ballot in November.”

            Might be a provision for such a thing in MA if enough signatures are filed by a certain date after the primary?

  4. He can’t win
    September 7, 2018 at 3:39 am #

    Paul can’t win a write in. Those who voted for Judy are ultra liberal. Even if Judy tells them to vote for Paul, they won’t. Most of Judy’s vote falls to Andrea. When you add Judy’s vote to Andrea’s vote In Pittsfield, Andrea would have taken Pittsfield by 600 votes.

    This is also why Tyer wins next year. Her base is solid and she beat the Bianchi, Bowler crowd again. The Mayor’s endorsement is what put Andrea over the top. Unless she messes up in the next 12 months, she is unbeatable.

    • mi
      September 7, 2018 at 8:34 am #

      Really.Harrington got beat in Pittsfield. Tyer wins easy?

      • He can't win
        September 7, 2018 at 10:50 am #

        Harrington did get beat in Pittsfield by Knight splitting up the liberal vote. If Knight weren’t in the race, Harrington would have won Pittsfield.

        Read Grier Horner’s letter to the editor today. He makes the same point.

        The liberals took 63% of the vote in Pittsfield. Paul can’t win a write-in as they never work. If he wasn’t organized enough to win the primary as a sitting incumbent, there is not way he can win a write-in. He just makes a fool himself.

        Whether you like it or not, Tyer is unstoppable unless she messes up. She doesn’t have any major blunders yet. Bianchi-Bowler are done.

        • danvalenti
          September 7, 2018 at 3:09 pm #

          HE CAN’T
          The only thing undisputably true about your comment is that Harrington lost Pittsfield. Knight may have split the vote, but during the campaign, Harrington angered Knight and her followers (though THE PLANET isn’t clear on the details). We could just as easily presume thaat this would give Knight a reason to release her followers and do more: actively campaign for Caccaviello. Stranger things have happened. As for write-in candidacies “never” working, that’s not accurate. They sometimes do work. In Cacc’s case, he has the points going for him that the “wise guys” we talked to mention. I would add that he’s a “name” candidate at this point and wouldn’t be starting a sticker campaign as an unknown. His Pittsfield win is something for him to look at. In truly contested general election, Pittfield would decide the race, not the outlying towns. The key would be for Cacc to drive turnout, especially from among his base who took things for granted and didn’t vote. As for Tyer being “unstoppable,” that’s a bit of an overstatement, but we take the point: It’s hers to lose — an it can be lost, as you say, with a blunder. We wonder, for instance, will the new sewer rates hit homeowners, property owners, and businesses before or after the November 2019 election? See?

          THE PLANET appreciates your comments.

          • Art Seller
            September 7, 2018 at 7:54 pm #

            Dan. Surprise. AFTER..See my post below to see how dramatically the sheep will be shorn. Honestly it is there own fault. Gaetanis has done a superb job sticking his neck out for the sheep but they have been out to pasture eating hay and they will only know the fox is around when they are between his teeth heading toward his stomach. The G man told me about this site and you and he said that the two of you are the only advocates for the taxpayers in the city of Pittsfield. It is evident. I admire both of you because if it were me I would have told the sheep to kiss my rear long ago. G feel sorry for the sheep because they have put themselves in this position by allowing the Gobsigs to get control of them. He will not give up trying to save the sheep even if he has to go to court like he did in the past to try to save them at his own expense. Mr.G has been trying to help the sheep for three and a half years and he said you have been at it for 12_15 years. We are lucky to have you both and I hope everyone realizes it. Keep on keeping on.

          • danvalenti
            September 7, 2018 at 8:14 pm #

            Thanks, ART. I admire CG for his efforts on behalf of Mary Jane and Joe Kapanski. He’s got the best show on PCTV, a must see. He leads with his chin, isn’t afraid to use his own name, and calls it like he sees it. What more can you ask. We both share a passion for the underdog, which these days is the bedraggled taxpayer.

        • The school committee
          September 8, 2018 at 6:25 am #

          63% did not want the rookie DA as they voted for experience over WHEN….also she got everyone out who she could ….many votes still out there for Paul

    • Dick Flimsy
      September 7, 2018 at 7:00 pm #

      Is the average Pittsfield better off with Tyet? What has she accomplished? Other than her dynamic , vibrant baloney what can anyone point to?

      • Mr. Fritz
        September 7, 2018 at 7:54 pm #

        I agree DF. And to “He can’t win” – to say that Tyer is “unstoppable” is an exaggeration and very premature at this point. We don’t even know who her opponents will be. What exactly has she accomplished other than placing trash cans on Tyler Street? I think she is very vulnerable and very beatable. If Caccaviello won Pittsfield – Tyer won’t have the Williamstown progressives pulling her across the finish line.

  5. LoneGunMan
    September 7, 2018 at 5:11 am #

    Harrington, Krol, Moon and Ruberto all have a chromosomal disorder. Lack of a Y

    • Pat
      September 7, 2018 at 5:50 pm #

      I know so many people who have left messages for Moon regarding her ward and she never responds.

      • The school committee
        September 8, 2018 at 6:21 am #

        Moon is faker in waiting,her and Caccamo wont respond to the voter who pushed the button for them…they are fake environmentalist and Allendale School should be their number 1 priority.

  6. Edward R. Murrow
    September 7, 2018 at 5:16 am #

    Amendment 25
    Section 4.

    Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.

    Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive department or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit within four days to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Congress, within twenty-one days after receipt of the latter written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session, within twenty-one days after Congress is required to assemble, determines by two-thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and duties of his office.

    • Edward R. Murrow
      September 7, 2018 at 5:23 am #

      OK, now that you’ve read it. Have you have read it, of course, right?

      Does any sane person think this would happen, even has a snowball’s chance of happening?

      Two-thirds of each house of Congress?

      Perhaps it is Lizzy who is unfit for office.

      Sort of a ridiculous discussion on NPR last night around 8:30–a prof from BC(?) and a Politico “journalist” and the equally fluffy moderator–they kept saying that there’s a constitutional crisis but did not specify how?

      Finally, a guy called in to ask, can you give specifics?

      They ignored the question.

      Just because you don’t like a guy, doesn’t mean there’s a constitutional crisis.

      But they did have a sane scholar on to repeat what he has written and said: your only recourse is impeachment (and conviction) and, wait for it, ELECTIONS.

      So win the House and get to 67 votes in the Senate and you can remove Trump . . . and get President Pence, which I don’t believe they really want anyway.

      • Mr. Fritz
        September 7, 2018 at 6:18 am #

        Thank you for posting that, Edward. I agree, the left has no valid, specific facts to justify impeachment. Just anger left over from losing the election.

      • Enema of the State
        September 7, 2018 at 7:44 am #

        When I read that anonymous OpED in the NY Times and got to the part where that coward/liar mentioned the 25th amendment it confirmed what I suspected all along – that it was all BS and lies. And of course the disgusting NYTimes went ahead and published it. An example of everything that is wrong in the country today.
        And to prove how stupid liberals are – alot of them believe Mike Pence wrote it!

        • Thomas More
          September 8, 2018 at 5:23 am #

          Why is he a coward?

      • acheshirecat
        September 7, 2018 at 10:33 am #

        Yes E.R.M.,constitutional crisis is the new mantra. Saw John Kerry last night say the same phrase. The Russian collusion has fizzled out so now we are having a constitutional crisis , what ever that means.

        https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/05/politics/john-kerry-constitutional-crisis-cnntv/index.html

  7. LoneGunMan
    September 7, 2018 at 6:53 am #

    Can someone please explain the WHEN acronym?

    • SisterGoldenHair
      September 7, 2018 at 7:24 am #

      WHEN – Women Helping Empower Nobody (but themselves)

      • LoneGunMan
        September 7, 2018 at 7:52 am #

        Good ‘ol Judy Williamson sticks her worthless opinions into everyones faces again.

        She’s probably as good at this as she was as an adjustment counselor. Grabbed that Tenure, acted like an expert and was as uselss as tits on a bull. Still is

        Go away

      • Pat
        September 7, 2018 at 5:47 pm #

        Good one. Sadly very true. The WHEN women have been all about increasing their own bank balances and sadly have no interest in job creation for this area for the rest of us.

  8. UAlbany
    September 7, 2018 at 6:54 am #

    Cacc is a lawyer not a politician and he lost to a politician – forget the write in – leave the DA’s office – open shop grab as many $10,000 retainers that you can – get acquittals – retire a wealthy man – see: Timmy Shugrue –

    • LoneGunMan
      September 7, 2018 at 7:29 am #

      That’s a great point. The DA is a political position. Harrington won because she had a strong political machine backing her (and lots of hoity toity liberals in places like Williamstown and Gt. Barrington where the 1% hide and plan their political agendas.

      A vote has nothing to do about who is more qualified, etc. It has to do with who has more sheep spreading their name and how many other sheep they can sucker into voting for them.

      Look at the photos of Harrington the Senate Candidate and Harrington the D.A. Get rid of that blight mayor. She won’t last the full term without Krol holding her hand

  9. Joe Pesci
    September 7, 2018 at 7:22 am #

    Dan, you lay the options out very nicely, but here is one more for Cacc – Walk away in January with a pension close to $100,000 per year, instead of running, or asking to go back to first assistant. Of course, if he runs and gets in and does 3 years, his pension will be closer to $140,000 for life, like Capeless’. The DA job pays 171,000 per year, and Capeless is raking in 75-80% of that for life. On the other hand, why would Caccaviello care if it is a kiss of death if he mounts a write in? He is not a politician, and would not be interested in running 6 years from now anyhow.

    Here is another thing to consider – any member of the Mass bar can run for DA as a write in. That means another prosecutor, or an ace defense attorney, or any stumble bum of a lawyer, of which there are plenty, who can get out the vote like Harrington, can run, as long as the person lives in the county.

    https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleII/Chapter12/Section12

    None of the votes she got in September count. It all starts over.

    There is a huge budget and lots of jobs in that office, and none of them are union. I really doubt Harrington, or any outsider who gets in, is going to play nice and keep all the employees.

    http://cthruspending.mass.gov/#!/year/2018/explore/0-/cabinet_secretariat/DISTRICT+ATTORNEY/0-/department/BERKSHIRE+DISTRICT+ATTORNEY+(BER)/0-barChart/appropriation_type/(1CS)+DIRECT+APPROPRIATIONS~SUBSIDIARIZED/0-barChart/appropriation_name/(03401100)+BERKSHIRE+DISTRICT+ATTORNEY'S+OFFICE/0-barChart/object_class

    Hats off to Harrington, she campaigned hard, and banged on my door so hard, she could of woke a heroin addict on the nod. She is quoted in I Berkshires this morning stating “I didn’t run to win this election. I ran this race to transform the community,”

    God help us if she will be as soft on crime as she campaigned on. The only transformation Pittsfield needs is to go from “bang, bang shootem up gangland” to a nice Berkshire town again. You don’t get there by playing catch and release with drug dealers, and we all know that “non violent drug offender” is really code for “drug dealer we feel sorry for”.

    Is there a dark horse candidate out there that is going to come in and save us in November?

  10. SisterGoldenHair
    September 7, 2018 at 7:26 am #

    Hey U,

    He can retire now and get about $100,000 and not work. Capeless is raking in about $140,000. State has website with all the salaries.

    And you’re right, Cacc is not a politician, and didn’t campaign like one, and Harrington is a politician, and campaigned like one.

    • Enema of the State
      September 7, 2018 at 9:00 am #

      When someone can retire at 53 and rake in a pension of 100k it underlines what is totally wrong with the pension system.
      If you added up what he’s put into his pension I wonder if it would even be enough to pay for 2 years. The rest is on the taxpayer. Sure, let’s pay people not even close to retirement age not to work. That should work out just great.

      • Wilson
        September 7, 2018 at 12:26 pm #

        At least prosecutor is a real job, half of the positions rewarded with the underfunded multi-million dollar pensions and healthcare for life are no-work no-output, and these positions increase every year

  11. H
    September 7, 2018 at 7:42 am #

    Photos after show him to be relieved,take the money and run Pauly.

  12. Spagirl
    September 7, 2018 at 7:56 am #

    We live in a world where people have become carnivores. We have elections for a reason. Now when a candidate loses an election, we have to figure a way around it? Astounding.

    • Pat
      September 7, 2018 at 8:50 am #

      That can go both ways Spagirl. When President Trump wins an election by the people the losing side wants to impeach him because they don’t like him. No evidence of wrongdoing so that everyone could get behind condemning him, no just personality issues and that is enough for impeachment?!?

      From the minute President Trump won the election, the left has been in overdrive trying to reverse the decision of the people. Astounding.

    • Enema of the State
      September 7, 2018 at 8:55 am #

      Are you referring to all the sore loser Clinton followers?

      • Mr. G
        September 8, 2018 at 11:27 am #

        First, as you well know Pat, “the people” elected Clinton, not Trump. The electoral college elected Trump, not that Hillary was any slice of cherry pie. Second, no evidence of wrongdoing? His campaign manager going to jail along with several of his other closest confidants, so far, isn’t enough evidence of wrongdoing for ya? The case against him has to be airtight before it’s brought. Mueller is just compiling evidence. Finally, do you enjoy being lied to several times a day, every day? What utter disrespect he demonstrates for his followers by telling them lies EVERY day. That may not be impeachable but it surely is not good.

  13. SisterGoldenHair
    September 7, 2018 at 8:25 am #

    Hey Spagirl,

    No one is talking about “figuring a way around it”, but just looking at the possibilities of a write in campaign to beat her. What is wrong with that? She did not win the general election mind you, but just a primary. That means if a single challenger runs against her in November, and gets 1 vote, and no one votes for Harrington, that person wins. It is called democracy for cyring out loud.

  14. U
    September 7, 2018 at 8:25 am #

    How about Paul for Mayor!

  15. u
    September 7, 2018 at 8:37 am #

    Cnn and msnbc continue to make trumps life hell. Another low approval rating last week. DonnytheDistractor hates the press.

  16. Pat
    September 7, 2018 at 9:02 am #

    Harrington doesn’t have a lot of experience and will be a rookie on the job. She could actually use the help of Cacc, but obviously I doubt they would be able to work together or even want to try.

    Time will tell if crime goes up in the next 6 years, God forbid, since Pittsfield and even North Adams are on the front lines of this serious crime problem. Williamstown is generally a low crime area so has little to worry about one way or the other with their mostly wealthy population. Violent crime is rare in Williamstown so either way that town has little to worry about if Harrington’s new approach doesn’t work.

    • LoneGunMan
      September 7, 2018 at 9:59 am #

      If you want to make Pittsfield as safe as Williamstown simply raise the housing prices so its unaffordable to most minorities, make your population 99% white and secretly be a fiscal conservative while spouting the highlights and successes of progressivism.

      Williamstown is in it’s own little bubble. Always was, just like Gt. Barrington. I personally am happy the richer New Yorkers do what they do every summer. Serves those idiots right

      • Pat
        September 7, 2018 at 10:24 am #

        I agree LoneGunMan. Actually it’s the wealthy elites who are promoting all of the hatred in the country while they live essentially conservative lifestyles. They sit back and laugh at all the chaos they are causing because it benefits them.

        • dusty
          September 7, 2018 at 2:29 pm #

          Trump and Trump family=Wealthy elites

          • Pat
            September 7, 2018 at 5:56 pm #

            It’s the wealthy Progressives who are really working overtime to get everybody fighting over race. They accuse white people of being racists over just about any issue you can imagine. Then they run off to their mansions giggling over all the chaos they are stirring up. They have contempt for the middle class because really they see themselves as being superior which is why Hillary had no sympathy for the struggling middle class. She just referred to them as deplorables.

            Even in Obama’s speech today, he makes no mention of the struggles of the slowly disappearing middle class. The real problem in this country is racism in his opinion. Not lack of jobs or jobs being replaced by technology….no racism is the problem. This is why so many in this country are disgusted by these wealthy Progressive elites.

    • Art Seller
      September 7, 2018 at 10:21 am #

      I checked with experts about a write in candidate procedure. Any one from any party can run as a write in candidate. If they Run an organized campaign they must announce their candidacy to the public in the communities where they will be seeking votes. Cacaviello and Knight can definitely run a write in campaign as can anyone else. That being said. If I were Cacaviello I would definitely run. He beat the gobsigs in Pittsfield by 600 Votes and that in itself is the handwriting on the wall that the erosion of the gobsig network has finally started. He should run win this. Every one should talk to as many people as they can to elect him so that we don’t have another idiot running the DA’s office like we have running the Mayors office. Be sure to vote in Nov. Because every vote is needed to out the gobsig backed candidate Hering Tot.

      • LoneGunMan
        September 7, 2018 at 10:27 am #

        Lack of experience or not, she’s set for life. She could completely ruin the district crime wise and still get her $100k plus bennies.

        Pretty much what Krol wants when he runs for Mayor. 1-2 terms, retire by 50.

        Didn’t Pete Marchetti say experience means diddly compared to creativity? Can I go be vice president of the bank? I have a few creative ideas on how to streamline stuff. A donkey (or jackass) out front greeting you. What’s Pam Farron up to these days?

        • 12 Gauge
          September 7, 2018 at 10:50 am #

          She was turned down by wal mart for a greeters job.

      • 12 Gauge
        September 7, 2018 at 10:48 am #

        Art, your “expert” is not quite right.

        This from the secretary of states website:

        Also, while not required, our Office strongly recommends notifying your local election officials of your intention to run as a write-in or sticker candidate. When notified, the local election officials can inform precinct officials to carefully count all write-ins or stickers.

        • Art Seller
          September 7, 2018 at 11:20 am #

          Thank 12 I should have read my post before hitting send. Insert the word election officials in stead of ” public ” and that’s what I meant. Thanks again. I hope you will vote for Cacaviello if he decides to run. Talk to your friends and relatives.

      • 12 Gauge
        September 7, 2018 at 10:51 am #

        http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/elestkr/stkridx.htm

    • 12 Gauge
      September 7, 2018 at 3:39 pm #

      She probably has a team of lunatic moonbat lawyers waiting in the wings.

  17. U
    September 7, 2018 at 9:32 am #

    Pat, you should have been a comic, you are HILARIOUS?

    • Shakey
      September 7, 2018 at 10:29 am #

      No way a write-in has a chance County-wide.

      • 12 Gauge
        September 7, 2018 at 11:52 am #

        The mechanics of the whole write-in would be the biggest drawback. But I believe that with republicans voting and Knight supporters voting for cacc that the numbers are there.

        • Shakey
          September 7, 2018 at 12:16 pm #

          So you’re saying if he got more votes than Harrington in the general election he would win? I’m surprised you aren’t his campaign manager with your electoral intuition.

  18. Halo
    September 7, 2018 at 10:39 am #

    Sharkey your a fool… get a life.

  19. May Hemm
    September 7, 2018 at 11:16 am #

    Thank Jesus Christ Himself for the Planet! Keep it real peeps.

    • Art Seller
      September 7, 2018 at 1:55 pm #

      I spoke to the G man and he thinks that Cacaviello with Knights endorsement definitely can beat Harrington. With the election less than six weeks away Cacaviello needs to announce now and go all out. Because she is so totally unqualified he would be doing everyone a favor and he will definitely have city support.The one and only problem is the unsophisticated voter who would need to be educated to write in a name as they are so used to filling the circle.Other that the G man says Go For It. Another thing the G man asked me to post is his present water and sewer bills and what they will be after the cite spends 150 million dollars for not needed work at the s/w plants At his home on west st. He presently pays260.74 per quarter or 1042.96 per year. In the future after updates he will pay 2085.92 per quarter or8343.68 per year. Yes I know you are shocked but G has been stating this all along talking about a factor of 8 Well here it is in dollar and. cents.Look at it again. I have to go now but I will post more when I return.

      • h
        September 7, 2018 at 3:17 pm #

        G Man has literally spelled it out many, many times.Wake up Pittsfield. Many things going on without transparency or oversight, and it just goes right by the City Council,crime after time.

        Imagine giving out five year contracts without C C approval,and giving a half million to Covanta?

      • Art Seller
        September 7, 2018 at 3:46 pm #

        Cont. Another 303.16 per Q or1212.64 per year goes to 2425.68 perQ or 9701.12 per year. Another 46.36 per Q or 185.44 per year goes to 370.88 per Q or 1483.52 per year. These figures should be shocking every one and G wanted this info on this board because everyone reads the planet and watches the G Mans show so now everyone has been for warned of the blood bath that is coming. The wiz is not through with his efforts to rescue the taxpayer and any one who knows him knows that he is a master strategist and just when you think he is down he pounces on you and destroys you. Ask jerry Doyle and Metcalf and eddy engineers how deadly his claws are. The taxpayer need not worry though because he is saving all his strength to hunt and destroy gobsigs figuratively of course and not literally . He loves this game. Can’t you tell?

  20. Turk
    September 7, 2018 at 12:28 pm #

    Give it a rest, people. The guy didn’t have the gumption to win a race with a head start but you think he can pull off a sticker campaign?

    • dusty
      September 7, 2018 at 2:32 pm #

      good point…maybe he should ask for a recount of the overseas ballots

  21. amandaWell
    September 7, 2018 at 3:21 pm #

    Big Papi was at the Liquor Wharehouse down the road in N Y today, if he didn’t look ridiculous with his punk rocker look.

  22. May Hemm
    September 7, 2018 at 5:02 pm #

    Rumor has it Kids are told to move during seating at lunch at Taconic because there’s no room,and the stairways are to narrow for students to go up and down both sides, My niece said the gymnasium is half the size of the old schools gym?

    • 12 Gauge
      September 7, 2018 at 5:42 pm #

      Who was on the school building needs committee ? Wasn’t buffoon Bouvier one of them?

  23. Gigi
    September 7, 2018 at 6:56 pm #

    Bitter Barack attacks Trump and delivers fake news in speech at U of Illinois;

    https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/09/07/fact-check-obamas-speech-university-of-illinois/

    • Doomiedoger
      September 8, 2018 at 12:43 am #

      breitbart…hee hee

      • Lenny
        September 8, 2018 at 6:52 am #

        Great post Gigi , it spells out perfectly the difference between Obama & Trump.
        No wonder Dummydoger is ignorant. You can lead a horse to water…..

  24. Jonathan Melle
    September 7, 2018 at 7:44 pm #

    The Berkshire County’s most infamous criminal case was the framing of Bernard Baran, whose life was ruined by two corrupt then prosecutors. The two prosecutors were now Superior Court Judge Daniel Ford and the former Berkshire D.A./late Gerry Downing. They used homophobia to bias the jury against an innocent man. They had audio tape recordings from then children who said Bernard Baran wasn’t the man who sexually abused them. Gerry Downing hid those tape recordings as a prosecutor and then throughout his tenure as Berkshire D.A. It wasn’t until after Gerry Downing died that then Berkshire D.A. David Capeless released the exculpatory evidence showing Bernard Baran was framed.
    While I don’t trust Pittsfield politics, after reading about how an innocent man was framed and his life ruined, I really don’t trust the Berkshire County District Attorney’s Office!
    I hope that Andrea Harrington is a woman of her word and she will bring back integrity to an office that has many hidden and terrible secrets.
    – Jonathan Melle

    • Harry Merkin
      September 7, 2018 at 8:25 pm #

      She is the Ditz Trick Attorney.

    • Cicero
      September 7, 2018 at 9:28 pm #

      You left out part of the story. After the exculpatory evidence came out and it became clear a travesty of justice had taken place, Capeless still fought for another 5 years to try to keep Baran in Jail, finally dropping the charges for good in 2010.

      That is a twisted man. And one who should not be allowed to anoint his successor, which is what motivated many anti-cacc voters.

      • dusty
        September 8, 2018 at 5:18 am #

        And for this type of protected travesty of justice there is no penalty, but hopefully there are really bad dreams haunting those involved. And they may think that the community is unaware or does not care or does not know that is was they who was involved. Not so.

        • Cicero
          September 8, 2018 at 4:01 pm #

          Dusty – Well put. Could not agree with you more. I think it’s time to revisit the concept of “complete immunity”, which protects people like Capeless even when it is apparent, and provable, that they behaved unethically. Until that time comes, it is essential that we elect DA’s with character and integrity, above all other qualities.

          Spagirl – Oh so true. Cases like Bernard’s shatter entire families. Awful.

      • Spagirl
        September 8, 2018 at 7:37 am #

        Cicero
        You are so right, not to mention the pain and suffering caused to Baran’ s mother and others. Such an awful travesty of justice.

      • Diet Red
        September 8, 2018 at 9:01 am #

        Not half as twisted as Krol.

      • Spagirl
        September 8, 2018 at 4:26 pm #

        Surely this is disgusting and heartbreaking for this young man’s suffering. Such a travesty of justice.

      • dusty
        September 9, 2018 at 12:37 am #

        This article should be posted in the foyer of the renovated museum as a sad part of the Pittsfield history. Perhaps it is already used as an example of case law taught at Harvard as how Not to prosecute a case.

  25. Doomiedoger
    September 8, 2018 at 12:44 am #

    Meanwhile the carnage on the Pittield roads continues unabated

  26. Edward R. Murrow
    September 8, 2018 at 4:56 am #

    “Mr. Trump will not be president.”

    –Barack Hussein Obama (at least twice)

    • dusty
      September 8, 2018 at 5:20 am #

      Obama was right. What Trump is doing is more associated with white collar criminals than any President I have ever seen. And when he is done, a washed up wannabee king, there will be no presidential library for the man who could not even read.

      • Pat
        September 8, 2018 at 6:40 am #

        Obama should go back to retirement and have the respect to not speak out like other former presidents have done. All he is doing is repeating the far left agenda of blaming all of our problems on racism. Obama hid all of his behind the scenes activities in what we now know was an administration that was NOT transparent at all during his time as president and the adoring liberal media never questioned anything.

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

          Ahh Pat….can you just picture Obama and Trump having a debate? Maybe Trump could hold his own if they were discussing Tinker Toys or how NOT to pay people who work for you.

          But I would pay good money to watch it. Of course I would have to tape my ribs up good before hand so as I did not crack one from laughing so hard.

          • Pat
            September 8, 2018 at 7:49 am #

            Obama is very smooth while not telling us the truth.

          • Trump Derangement Syndrome
            September 8, 2018 at 5:46 pm #

            dusty has TDS

      • Spagirl
        September 8, 2018 at 4:28 pm #

        dusty
        When he leaves this office, his problems will be unsurmountable. What a dispicable human being.

        • dusty
          September 9, 2018 at 12:42 am #

          despicable is a good word for him. This guy is rotten to the core and as dangerous a person as has ever lived. A time bomb if there ever was one

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

          It’s so incredibly despicable that President Trump is putting African Americans and women back to work at rates that are the highest in history. Progressives want to take us back to the days when the economy was failing and everybody was on food stamps. This is not just about their paranoid hatred for President Trump, but also for their love of big government. That is truly disgusting.

    • Lenny
      September 8, 2018 at 7:02 am #

      And how about Obama caught on a live mic ( at end of his 1st term) telling Dmitry Medvedev that he “would have more flexibility after the election” to deal with prickly issues such as missile defense? For real Russia collusion, turn to Obama.

  27. Pat
    September 8, 2018 at 6:11 am #

    Let’s hope we don’t end up with a District Attorney like this one. I have just the opposite view….that ignoring non-violent crimes encourages violent crime to skyrocket because you are creating an easygoing environment for crimes like shoplifting, resisting arrest, and destroying property. This is insanity!!!

    http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/hillary_chabot/2018/09/decorum_will_go_out_the_window_with_crime_pass

    • dusty
      September 8, 2018 at 6:57 am #

      How about if you are president and you hire a bunch of people who are criminals? No, no, not the shoplifting or resisting arrest kind Pat. I am talking money laundering, tax evasion or colluding with a foreign power.

      • Pat
        September 8, 2018 at 7:46 am #

        The far left wants President Trump impeached for insanity, but it’s THEIR ideas that are INSANE. These same people are crying out for his removal for craziness, but who are the ones pushing these not only crazy, but DANGEROUS ideas?

        California will be giving free health care if it has its way. Cynthia Nixon running on single payer health care with no way to pay for it, but she will worry about that later. Open borders are needed according to many on the far left which will pose real DANGER for our country. For these people two and two really doesn’t equal four. There is no logic. They are short on details, but big on crazy ideas.

      • Spagirl
        September 8, 2018 at 4:42 pm #

        dusty
        Trump is up to his eyeballs in money laundering, right along with his underlings. His day will come when his term is up. Make the popcorn!!!

        • Trump Derangement Syndrome
          September 8, 2018 at 5:44 pm #

          Very fake news.

        • Pat
          September 9, 2018 at 5:53 am #

          Money laundering?!? You mean nonsense about money laundering that the far left like Rachel Maddow and Mika are making up because of their hatred for Trump and need to push forward their insane far left dangerous agenda for this country?

          • Simon Ives
            September 9, 2018 at 6:15 am #

            I’m just happy the u.s. No longer has BO.

  28. Gigi
    September 8, 2018 at 7:33 am #

    Obama, “the jobs aren’t coming back.”
    Another great column by Joel Pollak!

    https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/09/08/pollak-democrats-opposed-every-policy-boosting-the-economy/

    • Pat
      September 8, 2018 at 7:58 am #

      Unbelievable that Obama taunted Trump with “What magic wand do you have? since Obama’s economy was terrible with low GDP, bad job numbers, and an overall bad economy even toward the end of his term. After 2 years of President Trump we have a booming economy, but the far left wants to impeach him because he is crazy according to them.

      The far left needs a bad economy to keep people enslaved to big government. Having lots of people who are not dependent on big government assistance for their very survival poses a threat to the far left agenda.

    • Doomiedoger
      September 8, 2018 at 9:29 am #

      breitbart….hee hee

  29. Mr. Fritz
    September 8, 2018 at 8:55 am #

    Anyone read the B.B. article about the “city man” – (illegal alien?) who picked up a woman at cumbies? She hopped out of the car when he started driving erratically, tried to call 911, and he ran over her with his car & left her by the side of Pecks Road. She’s in serious condition. He has been RELEASED ON PERSONAL RECOGNIZANCE. Judge’s name not given. Mug shot published. He’s out there, people! Beware.

    • Spider
      September 8, 2018 at 9:18 am #

      Unbelievable! What’s the difference between using a knife or a gun (or a car)? All will kill you.

      If it had been a gun, would he have been released?

      What the h….. is going on with our courts?

      • Pat
        September 8, 2018 at 10:53 am #

        Also unbelievable that he was released.

  30. Non Essere Uno Stronzo
    September 8, 2018 at 9:07 am #

    Mucas garcia!

  31. Gigi
    September 8, 2018 at 9:23 am #

    Obama vs. Trump – just the facts!
    “In summary, in every major economic category, President Trump’s economy is moving in the right direction and is mostly record-breaking. In comparison, President Obama’s economy his first 600 days were some of the worst months in U.S. economic history. President Trump has reversed the Obama economic nightmare.”
    Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/09/a-comparison-of-two-presidents-president-trump-versus-president-obama-their-first-600-days/

  32. The school committee
    September 8, 2018 at 2:15 pm #

    As Obama states Reublican or Democrat does not matter,what matters is his warning to our country……..This is not normal…Trump I a regressive elitist like all the wealth are,Corporations know what’s best and they are very close to a corporate takeover of the Supreme Court….imagine the Supreme court ruling that they want to control a man’s body part and make it illegal to use it.

    • 12 Gauge
      September 8, 2018 at 5:43 pm #

      Can you translate this into English?

    • Rudy Baker
      September 8, 2018 at 8:31 pm #

      Abortion is good. It takes future democrats out of the voting population.

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

    After reading some of the essays on the “Free Baran” web-site, I thought about the alleged child sex abuser former Berkshire County Sheriff Carmen C. Massimiano, Jr.
    What happened during Carmen Massimiano’s youthful days at Camp Russell?
    Did Carmen Massimiano really fondle a then 7 year old boy in the early-1970s?
    What is the true story concerning Carmen Massimiano’s alleged sexual deviancy with boys?
    If it is all true, why did Carmen Massimiano get away with it, while Bernard Baran was framed and his life was ruined because of it?
    What does all of this say about criminal justice in Berkshire County?
    – Jonathan Melle

    • Spagirl
      September 8, 2018 at 4:52 pm #

      Jonathan
      The elitists got away with crucifing this young man. Ruining his life, and the suffering must have been unimagineable. May they face God eye to eye!!

    • Spagirl
      September 8, 2018 at 5:02 pm #

      Jonathan,
      Massimiano’s ass was covered by a corrupt system. That is why Andrea Harrington just won the primary. Citizens are ded up with this entitlement attitude. Capeless just took down his own boy!! Cheers!!

      • Spagirl
        September 8, 2018 at 5:04 pm #

        fed up

    • U
      September 8, 2018 at 7:14 pm #

      Tell em Angie sent ya.

    • Cicero
      September 8, 2018 at 7:45 pm #

      The Massimino charade happened on Capeless’s watch. Just as he was doubling down on his decision to try to keep Bernard Baran in jail by ignoring the shocking evidence that had come to light.

      I’m not a religious person, but people like David Capeless people make me pray that hell exists.

      • Krol's Kronies
        September 8, 2018 at 7:47 pm #

        Thanks JK.

      • Honest Earl's Downtown Dumpster
        September 8, 2018 at 7:48 pm #

        Thanks John.

      • Norm Fernordner
        September 8, 2018 at 7:50 pm #

        You’ll have company there.

        • Benigno Numine
          September 8, 2018 at 7:58 pm #

          Watch out for Cicerkrol

          • Cicero
            September 8, 2018 at 9:15 pm #

            Great stuff. Rapid fire posts from Brain Marquis, double top secret approach.

            I like your passion for the write-in effort. And that third post on your FB page is a real hoot. Mary Anderson liked it too. She seems very…friendly. What a lovely FB friend. Where did u guys meet?

          • Benigno Numine
            September 9, 2018 at 6:05 am #

            Who the flip is Brian Marcuse?

          • Sum Ting Wong
            September 9, 2018 at 6:19 am #

            Marcuse is the guy who lives rent free in Krol’s empty head.

          • Krol's Kronies
            September 9, 2018 at 7:34 am #

            Dick DePittsfield

            @DaBerkshire
            Jul 13
            More
            Replying to @JohnKrol1
            Tell us now that you John Krol won’t seek a job in the DA’s office. Isn’t that why you’re backin g her?

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            John Krol

            @JohnKrol1
            Jul 28
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            No, I’m not seeking nor accepting a job in the DAs office. Is that clear, Dick?

          • 12 Gauge
            September 9, 2018 at 5:02 pm #

            Who thinks Krol will honor this statement?

          • Cicero
            September 10, 2018 at 12:31 am #

            Yes, keep saying Brian Marcuse over and over, and people will forget that I quite specifically said BRAIN MARQUIS. (The FB handle of a sick man named Brian C. Marquis).

            He has some very pretty and very young FB friends. Totally natural for a derelict, 61 year-old, lifetime student, right?

          • cicero
            September 10, 2018 at 12:42 am #

            Serious question. Does anyone her know this Brian Marquis guy personally? I just saw that he posted on Facebook that he is Zeus, and Zeus beats Cicero, or something brilliant like that. Somebody please get this guy help. Just expect his pants be around his ankles when you arrive to pick him up. And bring hand sanitizer.

    • Roberto Del Halitoso
      September 9, 2018 at 6:11 am #

      I never went to summer camp there but used to hear weird stories about the place from friends who did.

  34. The school committee
    September 9, 2018 at 4:16 am #

    Harrington will do nothing.She will need a month to find her parking spot.

    • Pat
      September 9, 2018 at 6:04 am #

      Progressives like to elect people like Harrington and Tyer because of their lack of experience. They are more easily manipulated by their progressive leaders at the top. How long before we are hearing crazy ideas about sanctuary cities, easing up on prosecuting for what they consider minor crimes like shoplifting and property damage and drug dealing so they can concentrate on violent crimes? Because we all know that if you ignore minor crimes we end up with more violent crimes. Ignore drug dealing and you end up with more drugs and people committing violent crimes in order to afford their drugs.

      • SisterGoldenHair
        September 9, 2018 at 2:16 pm #

        Harrington is already planning on giving drug dealers a free pass as long as they are not caught with a gun and it is their first time caught and they are also users – The defense attorneys are mad because it will cost them money

  35. The school committee
    September 9, 2018 at 4:25 am #

    I’m hearing theTaconic opening should not have happened.They are not ready to open school…….Harrington should schedule meetings with Lenox schools about bullying which is a crime right now .These crimes can be handled many time by speaking to staff about hostile work enviroment….I hears a few years back about a students head being forced into a toilet with full knowledge by everyone…..The DAshould talk to them right away

    • SisterGoldenHair
      September 9, 2018 at 2:18 pm #

      Hey School Committee, If you are getting you’re info from the article I read it is pure bs -hardly any bullying at all and no criminal activity.

  36. Pat
    September 9, 2018 at 6:12 am #

    Rachael Rollins is a big far left supporter of Barack Obama. She is running for district attorney in Suffolk County. She is all about leniency for 15 crimes that she considers minor so she can concentrate on the more violent crimes according to her. Ignoring drug dealing in my opinion encourages more drugs which lead to violent crimes so people can afford their drugs.

    This far left agenda led by Barack Obama and his crazy followers needs to be exposed for what it is…..DANGEROUS. All of the other crimes that she wants to ignore are bad too and could turn a community into a war zone if these crimes are ignored. Ignoring property damage? Really!!??!! Ignoring shop lifting?? That will quickly turn a community into one big crime scene. These people are truly INSANE.

    http://www.bostonherald.com/news/local_politics/2018/09/opponent_rachael_rollins_crazy_plan_could_be_dangerous

  37. Halo
    September 9, 2018 at 7:40 am #

    The G Man is sharpening his claws again, peple should watch his show because he’s the only one outside the Planets den who tells the truth about the current goings in the dumpsters.

  38. The school committee
    September 9, 2018 at 7:43 am #

    Pat we should not put pot smokers behind bars,imagine incarceration of all beer drinking dems and wine drinking elite republicans all going to jail for 90 days or probation.Alcohol is the most dangerous drug America allows .A manditory 1 year jail sentence to business owners who hire illegals will stop illegals from coming…..I watch Fox news all day and they strictly speak only about 3 things,Hillary,Obama and they are told to repeat the word Socialism Over and over so fake Fox news watchers have it implanted in their thinking…..Glenn Beck helps them think during their drive time and by noon the Limbaugh Hannity just over when them 24 hours a regressive day

  39. The school committee
    September 9, 2018 at 7:52 am #

    The right wants fox news receivers to go out and repeat the message over or in any venue you can…..did you know public education is bad,unions are bad,lawyer’s are bad,privacy is bad inside a woman’s doctors office,privacy is good at a man’s doctors office,peaceful protesting is bad,min wage is bad,and the worse sin of all….healthcare coverage is bad…….Pat you won’t reveal your paid for health coverage…….you are now a right wing voice for changing America

    • Pat
      September 9, 2018 at 10:35 am #

      Why would I tell you my health insurance School Committee? Despite living in a world where big government knows everything about us, some of us still value our privacy. Yes, School Committee those issues you mentioned are bad because they have been tainted by a far left political agenda especially the school system and now healthcare.

      As for unions, President Trump is actually for unions which I really don’t agree with and as for protesting, the protesting at the Kavanaugh hearings was not peaceful. Violent actually with people resisting arrest (which I guess will be legal soon if the far left is in charge) and acting like a mob.

  40. The school committee
    September 9, 2018 at 8:00 am #

    Fox network uses patriotism to change Americas lower middle class…….Your winning Pat and Trump is winning because there is less discernment of your leader…Trump followers are like many in the Catholic church who could not believe that leaders were abusing children…..denial has brought the church down

    • Pat
      September 9, 2018 at 10:28 am #

      I don’t believe that the Catholic church is brought down School Committee although Progressives want to replace it with the religion of big government, an equally corruption prone institution as we have seen time and time again. True believers in God believe in God regardless of what is happening in the world.

    • 12 Gauge
      September 9, 2018 at 10:58 am #

      Left wing lunatics control Hollywood, all the broadcast networks except Fox, all the cable networks except Fox. They control Facebook, Twitter and print media but left wing lunatics think Fox has magical powers over the country.

  41. h
    September 9, 2018 at 11:06 am #

    Rumor has it thirty teachers to be laid off.

  42. Pat
    September 9, 2018 at 11:35 am #

    The left now with the Woodward book is so worried about people needing to supposedly watch over President Trump so he doesn’t do anything stupid; which if the success of the country is to be judged by his mentality, and if this is stupid, please keep at it President Trump.

    The bigger question is who will mediate and act as a guardrail for the left with all of the crazy ideas coming from them…open borders, ICE is a terrorist organization, let’s not prosecute drug dealing, shop lifting, property destruction, impeaching a duly elected president because they don’t like his personality, and freebies for everyone even though they have no idea how to pay for the freebies.

  43. Cos
    September 9, 2018 at 1:06 pm #

    The prez is a man to examine closely until his term expires, and Pat, u and the other trump zealots need to see an activity director at the local clinic. You are need of more help than the crackpot in the O O.

    • Mr. Fritz
      September 9, 2018 at 1:43 pm #

      How about some facts, Cos? You’re full of noise and short of facts.

    • Pat
      September 9, 2018 at 5:44 pm #

      Typical liberal zealot. Anybody who thinks differently from them has to be crazy. They are all about diversity don’t you know except when it comes to opinions about really anything.

  44. Honest Earl's Downtown Dumpster
    September 9, 2018 at 4:18 pm #

    Hey Krol, are you sticking to your no job in the DA,s office statement?

  45. The school committee
    September 9, 2018 at 4:27 pm #

    Like I said,Trump is great and can do no harm and he is brilliant and he s not working for the wealthy and corporate giants…..and they all laugh.

  46. Puppetmaster Krol
    September 10, 2018 at 7:25 am #

    Voter Beware!

    We can all see who is pulling the strings in local elections. Lest we forget the last city council race had a 30-something backed by Krol running in all wards except ward 6, that was uncontested.

    Now the DA’s office has been secured you must see the pattern here.