(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION OCT. 19-21, 2018) — Okay, with the metal molten and forming rivers from the incendiary D.A.’s race … with the site traffic hitting all-time highs, … with the comments section riding rationality’s rails only to veer off both left and right into the looney hinterlands of each respective side … with several developments in said race coming out from under the rocks and blipping the radar … and with a need to cool the jets …

Let us go, then, into more soothing territory this weekend — into Cough Drop land, all menthol, glycerin, and good. Let us be borne back, back, back …

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On Feb. 9, 1964, THE PLANET joined 73 million other Americans watching agape as The Beatles broke into “All My Loving” on The Ed Sullivan Show. We were hooked. That band changed lives, including that of brother Mick, who then-and-there decided to be a musician. To this day, he can still be seen on stage, guitar in hand and mic in front, performing, having made a living — and a good one — from playing his passion.

It’s a source of great amusement that to this day the band’s music remains as popular as ever — maybe more so, as John, Paul, George, and Ringo have ascended into myth. It’s irrational, of course, but again, ever since the dawn of human consciousness and self-awareness, we’ve known that sentience without emotional outlet can only end in some form of insanity. Thus, we say, “Long Live the Fab Four.”

John Lennon had it right when he said in 1966 that The Beatles were more popular than Jesus. The Easter Bunny, The Tooth Fairy, leprechauns, Santa Claus, Organized Religion, The Beatles: Without our myths, we don’t function sufficiently, let alone optimally.

The Beatles went through an amazing metamorphosis in their 10 years together. Phase 1 were the early years from 1960 to the sacking of Pete Best in June ’62. Then followed Beatlemania, from then until they stopped touring in August 1966. Next, the Studio Years that went from the Summer of Love until the arrival of Yoko Ono. Finally, the Dissolution ended the creation. Since then the lads from Liverpool have risen to an apotheosis, the post-post-modern age’s closest facsimile to godhead.

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While each period in the band’s life provides enormous fascination, THE PLANET favors the Beatlemania years, with the group putting out hit after hit on the strength of John and Paul’s songwriting. The songs are too many to mention, going from the obvious such as “I Want to Hold Your Hand” and “She Loves You” to the more obscure gems “There’s a Place” and “You Can’t Do That.” The music still conveys an infectious joy. Even at their most introspective (Lennon’s “Hide Your Love Away” or “In My Life”) the songs are irresistible and sound as fresh as the first hearing.

The apex of The Beatles’ achievement was and is the Sgt. Pepper album. This epic, recorded on what today would be considered primitive four-track machinery, broke creative barriers with the writing, performing, and technological experimentation. The Beatles had an unmatched knack in the studio to know how far to push it and when to hold back, reminding us of Andre Gide’s dictum that “great art is borne of constraint and dies from too much freedom.” It’s a lesson that today’s artists do not know.

How does a band follow up an album hailed as the greatest in pop music history? Nothing could satisfy this challenge, much less the pastiche of The Magical Mystery Tour. By then, it became clear The Beatles were floundering, keyed by Brian Epstein’s death in August 1967. They stopped listening to people like producer George Martin, splintering in separate directions. Then there were the drugs. You know The Beatle did drugs, the old joke goes, because they let Ringo sing. Drugs, ego, and Yoko spelled doom, ending with the Let It Be disaster. Apple, The Beatles’ legacy company, to this day won’t release the film. The dream was over, though they had one final gem in the Abbey Road album.

Individually, Paul has had the most prolific career, though George proved himself to be an equal or better songwriter. George still has the distinction of producing the greatest Beatles’ solo album, his All Things Must Pass opus. John fell under the sway of Yoko and suffered the most artistically, failing as he did to produce anything post-Beatles to equal McCartney or Harrison. And Ringo … let’s just say he just stayed Ringo.

To convey the true magnitude of the band to anyone below the age of 50 is nigh impossible, but they still enjoy the music, and that’s enough.

Cool the jets, won’t you, and have a great weekend, everybody.


“I started the band, then Paul joined, then George joined, and Ringo joined. We were just a band that made it very, very big is all” — John Lennoninterview, 1970.



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  1. Moscow Mules
    October 18, 2018 at 6:54 pm #

    Glad the Beatles did there thing but I prefer the Stones.

  2. While My Sandfloat Gently Weeps
    October 18, 2018 at 7:23 pm #

    They might have been more widely know than Jesus but not as well know as the G man.

    • Art Seller
      October 19, 2018 at 12:14 pm #

      The Gman is known extensively throughout the scientific and engineering community globally as he traveled the world educating scientists and engineers about the significant cost savings via use of flotation technology vs sedimentation technology in drinking water and waste water treatment. The two leading pioneers left in flotation technology are Dr. Wang and the Gman. They have been very successful promoting flotation technology as it was incorporated in the Croton water project in NY . The use of flotation technology vs sedimentation technology saved the rate payers of NY over 2.5billion dollars. Gaetanis who saved out city over 100 million when he built the water plants says he can save the city today 40__50 for the proposed sewer updates. Any politician interested in saving the rate payers tens of millions of dollars should be all ears but look what you have for politicians. Never the less the Gman is out there trying to help you and always will till the day he dies.This is who the Gman is a decent honest brilliant scientist Always looking to help someone.

  3. X-Lachs Lounge
    October 18, 2018 at 8:06 pm #

    Here’s a girl for Art and TSC.

  4. SisterGoldenHair
    October 19, 2018 at 1:08 am #

    I’ll cool the jets till Tuesday and Let It Be, but Cacc is gonna need A Hail Mary if he doesn’t get crackin’. Hiding Harrington is not giving him free press and he is hardly coming out of his corner. He needs an Ed Sullivan moment and not a moment too soon!!!!
    I hear Mazzeo took it to the airwaves Thursday and told her “she threatened me” story on the radio.

    • Brian C. Marquis
      October 19, 2018 at 5:26 am #

      Hang on SisterGoldenHair, Cacc is about to hit Berkshire County with a tectonic size shift in political engineering.

      You think you know, but you have no idea!!!

      Paul Caccaviello knows that you either win or go home.

      On November 6, 2018, though, Paul C A C C A — V I — E L L O will be going home with a historical win.

      That’s what you call having your cake and eating too.

      You think you know, but you have no idea!!!

  5. Truthsayer
    October 19, 2018 at 2:23 am #

    SisterGoldenHair – mark your calendar. Watch. Harrington Hell begins 10/22/18.

    • Mike Ward
      October 19, 2018 at 4:41 am #

      Maxwell’s Silver Hammer? Sorry, couldn’t resist.

      • Truthsayer
        October 19, 2018 at 5:26 am #

        Wouldn’t it be totally awesome if all of this tribalism came to an end?

      • danvalenti
        October 19, 2018 at 9:17 am #

        Yes,, we can see how the temptation would be too strong to resist!

    • Brian C. Marquis
      October 19, 2018 at 5:40 am #

      There’s is nothing AH can throw out here that I can’t deflect!

      She’s a lite-weight!

      I’m ready for her media blitz. (I knew it was comin’!!)

      Counteroffensive is not just a concept – it’s a way of life.

      Bring it on, Truthsayer!!

      • Truthsayer
        October 19, 2018 at 10:09 am #

        You do understand that I meant hell for AH, not PC, right?

  6. The school committee
    October 19, 2018 at 3:02 am #

    Lying Don Trump made hundreds of millions off the Saudi’s, his quote.Don is letting the Saudi’s off the hook for killing a media reporter of Saudi power and its goverment.Lying Don is OK with this body dismemberment in your name.If Lying Don is OK then your OK.

    • Chuck Vincelette
      October 19, 2018 at 5:28 am #

      Give it a break for a few days. We get it. You don’t like the president and everyone that voted for him is an uneducated fool.

      • The school committee
        October 19, 2018 at 7:09 am #

        Trump supporters are usually speechless to his policy always deflecting to another day or waiting for another immoral response in our names.Fox news is always there and they can tell you that we need the Saudi leader.

        • Art Seller
          October 19, 2018 at 12:18 pm #

          Well said TSC very well said.

      • danvalenti
        October 19, 2018 at 9:17 am #

        Well said, CV!

    • Spider
      October 19, 2018 at 5:39 am #

      Tell us TSC, did you feel this way when Daniel Pearl (US citizen and journalist) was beheaded?

      I don’t recall our nation going wild as they are now. Just wondering!

      • Mr. G
        October 19, 2018 at 6:36 am #

        Spider, Daniel Pearl wasn’t murdered by a soverign government. He was murdered by a band of terrorists. There is a huge difference.

        • The school committee
          October 19, 2018 at 7:21 am #

          I just figured out when we were great and why Trump wants us to be great again and that is the period of time when Americans were uninformed and denial was in.We can’t know what we don’t know.Gets us off the hook.
          Example,We know Allendale School has PCBs on the property blowing in the wind,we also know it is built on a toxic swamp of poisons and if we stay in denial and dont talk about it we don’t have to address our student going to school there.Transfer all Williams school kids to Allendale and it won’t be open next week.If I would stop bringing it up the toxic swamp just vanishes. Trump controls your conversation because he needs your votes.

          • Art Seller
            October 19, 2018 at 12:35 pm #

            TSC. You can bring a mule to the drinking trough but you can’t make them drink. A great number of Americans aren’t thirsty enough yet but they will. I believe they will be coming to the voting trough on nov.6th ready to drink a lot of democratic sanity water. We will be very well refreshed after we drink

        • Spider
          October 19, 2018 at 1:17 pm #

          Mr. G – That may be so, but in what country was he murdered. I really don’t see much difference.

          A rose is a rose!

  7. The school committee
    October 19, 2018 at 3:10 am #

    Pat,the poorest states and the educationally under performing states vote Republican.Republicans who had no money voted because its the party of morals.Is that true?

  8. Spagirl
    October 19, 2018 at 3:11 am #

    Congratulations to our Boston Red Sox!!! What a great series this was. A+ teams duking it out! On to the World Series. I hope we play the LA Dodgers!!

    • Johnny Absurd
      October 19, 2018 at 11:13 am #

      I was wondering if any one was going to take time out from the ramblings of the self interested DAs race to mention the Boston Red Sox. As much as they seem a distant thought to many they do deserve a quick mention. A footnote, if you will, to the turbulent times we are now living.

  9. Spagirl
    October 19, 2018 at 3:52 am #

    The public open house for the new Taconic High School is today from 3pm to 6pm. Taxpayers have been saddled with extroadinary debt for this school, and yet officials decide to make it as difficult as possible with a 3 hour window to come out to see it! One more thing!!!!!

    • Mr. Fritz
      October 19, 2018 at 9:25 am #

      Thanks Spa for posting that info. Since I don’t get the Beagle, I was unaware that the open house is today. Why didn’t they schedule this for an evening, say 5-8, so working stiffs like me could attend??

      • Spagirl
        October 19, 2018 at 10:53 am #

        That was my point. It is certainly not considering working folks. I would think evening hours would make perfect sense.

  10. Edward R. Murrow
    October 19, 2018 at 4:23 am #

    Lennon and McCartney–brilliant songwriters. Can’t be beat. Genius.

    Stones rock, but I listen to Beatles about 100 to 1 vis-a-vis the Stones.

    Interesting book at the library titled “Beatles v. Stones.”

    Seems the Stones were all middle-class, comfortable educated kids, but the Beatles were the real punks, especially John.

    But the images were flipped.

    • danvalenti
      October 19, 2018 at 9:18 am #

      Spot-on about the image-flipping that went on with the two bands. Not many people know that.

  11. Ron Kitterman
    October 19, 2018 at 4:37 am #

    One of the cool things about the Beatles music is the gen x’ers and y’s listen to it, when I flip on the sound. Another cool fact politically is they didn’t get into the endorsement game. I can just imagine John with his British accent. We strongly support Hillary and hope you do too…

  12. Jonathan Melle
    October 19, 2018 at 5:58 am #

    On Monday, Oct 22 at 5 p.m., The Christian Center, at 193 Robbins Avenue in Pittsfield, will host open conversation about violence and dangerous situations that continue to happen in our community. In attendance will be Mayor Linda Tyer, Police Chief Michael Wynn and members of the city council.

    • Johnny Absurd
      October 19, 2018 at 11:15 am #

      Maybe they should invite a professional or two.

    • downtown dweller
      October 22, 2018 at 7:45 am #

      The location has been changed to Conte Community School at
      200 W Union St.

  13. 12 Gauge
    October 19, 2018 at 6:26 am #

    Mel, screw this meeting. People, just pay attention to Melle’s list unless you can hire an army.

    • Art Seller
      October 19, 2018 at 12:41 pm #

      12 Do you think the tone of this meeting might look different if the Gman attends???

      • Barbados
        October 19, 2018 at 3:50 pm #

        yes it will be less productive, nastier and more of a clown show that if he stays away

        • Art Seller
          October 19, 2018 at 5:19 pm #

          Clown Show??? It will be if the Gman doesn’t show up. It will be a standard rump kissing without him but with him the public will see his well thought out ideas to protect every one even you Tiny Barbados. See his petitions I mentioned where he gives some ideas to curb crime. You fail to realize Tiny that the Gman fears no one and calls it as he see,’s it. You see he is brave and you are a coward hiding behind a pen name. Just Sayin

  14. Dilly Dally
    October 19, 2018 at 6:41 am #

    Jonathan, streets please.

    • Jonathan Melle
      October 19, 2018 at 4:07 pm #

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

      • Dilly Dally
        October 19, 2018 at 6:39 pm #

        €£¥ Jon.

  15. Mr. G
    October 19, 2018 at 6:43 am #

    Dan, now we have something on which we can truly disagree. Shaved Fish is, to my mind, a top 10 all time album; by FAR the best Beatles solo creation. Ram would be second. Paul and his god-awful Wings stuff, and everything else, is just not in the same league.

    And its funny, Edward R. And I are diametrically opposed on everything else, so why shouldn’t we be here too. I am a Stones guy by about the same ratio as he is a Beatles guy, and I do love the Beatles, just love the Stones much more.

    • danvalenti
      October 19, 2018 at 9:16 am #

      MR G
      SHAVED FISH was a solid work, no doubt. Lennon’s artistic suffered because of (a) his disastrous political period (b) his animus toward Paul (“One thing you can’t hide is when you’re crippled inside”), (c) his “Lost Weekend” in LA with May Pang and Harry Nillson, (d) his reclusiveness owing to Yoko, especially her falling for astrology. Wings was mostly as you say, but BAND ON THE RUN was Paul’s solo masterpiece. As for the Stones, yup, we dig them, too.

  16. Bull Durham
    October 19, 2018 at 7:09 am #

    Abbey Road has always been my favorite Beatles album. It was the final time they were in the studio together (Let it Be, which came out a year later, was recorded and filmed before Abbey Road). The medley on the B side is incredible. Sgt. Pepper’s was a masterpiece that has stood the test of time, but their two previous albums, Rubber Soul and Revolver, were good transition pieces that led to Sgt. Pepper’s. I have the Beatles channel on my XM radio all the time.

    • danvalenti
      October 19, 2018 at 9:12 am #

      ABBEY ROAD, unquestionably, first-rate gem. The interesting thing the Beatles body of work is that the songs never sound dated. They sound fresh, no matter how many time you hear them.

  17. U
    October 19, 2018 at 7:49 am #

    I like the Trogs.

    • Mr. G
      October 19, 2018 at 3:36 pm #

      LOVE the Trogs!

  18. h
    October 19, 2018 at 11:07 am #

    The G Man will havea few petitions at the next City Coouncil meeting, maybe Art can explain,

    • Art Seller
      October 19, 2018 at 1:09 pm #

      H. the Gman has 3. All fantastic. ,1 asking the council to start a dialogue protecting senior citizens from having to pay interest on late paid property taxes. 2 He is asking to give a presentation to the CC about a better technology he has found to remove phosphorous which is significantly less costly than the proposed ballasted flocculation and more importantly less labor intense and much more efficient in removing phosphorous. He states that he and his partners might be able to do a one year pilot demonstration for practically no cost to the city. Finally He again is pushing for foot patrols in the west side and morning side neighborhoods without spending an additional Nicolle of taxpayer dollars. He proposes that beat cops in both areas do the following. They walk their beats for one hour. Next an officer who is in a cruiser takes the places of the beat cops and those that just walked the beats are in the cruisers. This can be accomplished with beat cops in the two areas 24 hours a day. You can see how very down to earth the Gman is. He is one of the most sophisticated individuals I know but he is excellent in reducing things to plain common sense Now we have to see if Marchetti allows the legions. Any one with half a brain would lock onto these petitions but we will see. Do the right thing Marchetti!!!!!

  19. The school committee
    October 19, 2018 at 11:25 am #

    I’m glad Tyer is in the city .Pittsfield has a landlord problem.On Cherry street the out of town 1%ers have run that area to the ground sucking every nickle of proffit of these homes.When will Tyer move on the landlords instead of residents.When corporations buy these homes there should be a process and the buyers should be asked their plan.Greed is ruining Pittsfield.We must stop the tax growth by consolidation of schools
    Piiisfield has over 1000000 square feet of schools…..Mccandless is not going to close anything

  20. Unwanted Carl
    October 19, 2018 at 1:05 pm #

    Check out the blight at the recent murder area, Mayor.

    • Art Seller
      October 19, 2018 at 1:55 pm #

      Manafort will deliver obstruction of justice and collusion against Scump. Mueller already has everything. Judge will postpone sentencing till Jan and he better have all his singing done by then because if he holds back one teeny tiny little bit ellis will sentence him to life. All ellis has to do is recharge him for the 10 counts he dodged and down he goes. Next up Scump and his family. Justice and truth and decency and morality and empathy and ethical behavior alwyx win out. Always. The truth will set us free and we will be free zoo .

      • Art Seller
        October 19, 2018 at 2:13 pm #

        Scump supporting body slaming indivoduals and in next breath calls democrats an angry mob. This halfwit is dangerous and those that support him are as much a halfwit as he is The US has never seen a more vile individual as this. He will be tamed on Nov6th and on nov7th his dismantling will start. I for o e can’t wait.

        • Johnny Absurd
          October 19, 2018 at 3:21 pm #

          Trump could beat up a whole class of immigrant children and then take on take on a bunch of crippled children if he wanted to. And then have a phony Time Magazine cover made depicting him standing over them.

          Sorry Chuck

          not really

          • Art Seller
            October 19, 2018 at 3:47 pm #

            Johnny. Fox news could film him doing these things and then tell his base that this is what needs to be done and his base will swallow it hook line and sinker I don’t know if your being a little factitious in your remarks but this is how I read it.

          • amandaWell
            October 19, 2018 at 8:09 pm #

            Then he would say fake news and the children weren’t crippled.

  21. CosbiesLadies
    October 19, 2018 at 3:38 pm #

    Mthe Saudi’s say a fight broke out and eighteen assassins decided to chop up the body. Case closed…. I think I’ll body slam someone at the next newsworthy get together.My President likes that.

    • Art Seller
      October 19, 2018 at 3:58 pm #

      CL How about this one. He beat up 14 of them but it was the last one the one holding the bone saw who got a few slices in that finished him. We all know what this was about. It was about sending a message to reporters that if you criticize MBL you will be secretly slaughtered and if we mess up Scump will take care of it. This is what we have come to under this sob but his days are numbered. Scump will be looked at and be remembered for the dictator he is and we all know how dictators end up. 18 17 16____Bye Bye Scump.

  22. mi
    October 19, 2018 at 3:54 pm #

    Agree with the G Man petition on foot patrols. Even Marshall Dillon did foot patrols back in Dodge.

    • Art Seller
      October 19, 2018 at 4:11 pm #

      This Saudi butchering has more holes in it than a piece of swiss cheese. Pun intended. Scump working with saudi’s to get their stories straight. This is how autocrats operate. They think they are above the law and Scump thinks he will get away with be complicit in covering this up but he will pay dearly. The whole world is watching and we will get to the bottom of this and will find out why Scump didn’t condemn this from the onset.18 1716___Bye Bye Scump.

  23. Halo
    October 19, 2018 at 4:19 pm #

    Trump did say it might have been a rogue situation of some sort, and he was correct, after hearing this dumb excuse for a story, it was a rogue, 18 rogue types. Poor man.

  24. Art Seller
    October 19, 2018 at 5:32 pm #

    Every single republican senator voted to kill Obama care and now everyone one up for re election says their for it. Lies are the order of the day for the republicans and they will keep up the lies because they have no morals or shame but the real danger is the base behind these liars. We can not let this runaway train continue because it has to crash sooner than latter. Let’s put the brakes on onNov6th. If not this train is going to crash

    • Wilson
      October 19, 2018 at 7:34 pm #

      “If you like your health plan you can keep it” wasn’t a lie? Should be more worried about the hundreds of millions massing on the southern border to invade, there won’t even be functioning hospitals and electricity soon enough

      • Art Seller
        October 19, 2018 at 10:14 pm #

        Hundreds of millions??? What source does this come from? There is some parts of Obama care that needs to be fixed but it is turning out to be a program that more and more people like. Even the republicans up for election now are getting on the band wagon even though they tried to kill Obama care earlier this year. At present the republicans have nothing to replace Obama care with. Hypocrites all of them.

    • Doomiedoger
      October 20, 2018 at 12:12 am #

      So true and so sad Art. For many, many republicans this runaway train is coming out of the tunnel aimed right at them. They not only cannot see it but refuse to look to see if it is coming at them. They are willing to sacrifice their own families welfare in order to blindly follow the messiah. It did not work out for Jimmy Jones followers and it is not going to work out for Trumps disciples. Sad for all of us because we are all just looking for a decent life.

      • SisterGoldenHair
        October 20, 2018 at 2:13 am #

        Doomie Gloomie, Artie, TSC, et al, CV was spot on, as usual. Let me spell it out for ya all, as we say down south – The majority of Trump voters understand his limitations and weaknesses and made a conscious decision to vote for him anyway because they just want a decent life. In a generation we went from God, apple pie, the American flag, and law and order to a pitiiful, progressive, diversity infested culture that Is okay with a man taking a trophy rom a woman because he identifies as a female, heroin heads shittin and shooting up in the streets, violent mobs attacking and threatening people based on their beliefs, open borders, chief diversity officers, bathroom use based on feelings rather than biology, and a war on cops based on fake news. I pray daily, believe in a higher power, had apple pie for dinner last night, value all life, especially police officers’ and unborn childrens’, value assimilation for legal immigrants, proudly piss with the private’s God have me, safe streets, secure borders, and advancement based on ability, not skin color or gender. I stand for the flag, kneel for the cross, and put my hands where the boys in blue tell me to put them. And I think to myself, What a Wonderful World we had, once upon a time in America, and in Pittsfield.

        P.S. I also believe in due process, not this me too moment bull spit. 36 years – gimme an effin break!!!!!

        • The school committee
          October 20, 2018 at 4:50 am #

          Yes,return to the state of denial because its uncomfortable to live in the truth.Corporations and 1%ers want to make it great again for you.Being poor also requires that you be uneducated.You believe patriotism is a state of acceptance. Trump understands what you don’t and that is Media was bought by the powerful to control the truth after the 1970s started to unravel the worth and unmask who controls it .The media is now firmly in the hands of the swamp.The swamp want division and they have it.They want no unions collectively barginingwith them and they have that.They want education to be unfunded and ignorance to take hold.They want corporations to have rights and now they do.They want you to live in fear of each other and mission accomplished.They are controlling how you believe.Reporters asking questions are the enemy.And the swamp is using real people to pull off the lie.Trump is winning and the republicans support his message.President Reagan went after unions,the after public education,the the ciurts,the lawyers,the laws,then your morals then your patriotism…you bought hook,line,and sinker.I believe your winning and you will get what you want.

          • Pat
            October 20, 2018 at 6:25 am #

            The Democratic party is going after people who are uneducated with their message of “Socialism is great” because the uneducated haven’t figured out how they are being fooled by the far left. They really believe that government will take care of them from cradle to grave and there will be no price to be paid for giving up their freedom. Educated people KNOW that we will all pay a heavy price for letting government take complete control.

          • Pat
            October 20, 2018 at 6:52 am #

            You mean reporters asking questions to make the Democrats look good and the Republicans look bad because that is what is happening with the liberal media.

        • Spider
          October 20, 2018 at 6:09 am #

          Well said, Sister!

        • Doomiedoger
          October 20, 2018 at 6:20 am #

          Thank you for your attempt at clarification Sister. And if you would please indulge me a monet further. What is it that you believe Trumps detractors are missing that is so wonderful about him and his capabilities? Why do I see such a different person than you do? Serious question and I hope you give a serious non fox news answer.

          • Pat
            October 20, 2018 at 7:37 am #

            Trump’s detractors are jealous Hillary supporters who want revenge for her which is all they care about. The majority of them are wealthy so they are not excited about a great economy because they benefit no matter who is in charge. If the economy goes belly up while they worry about impeaching Trump, they will be fine thank you very much while sipping their $20.00 lattes and laughing about getting revenge for Hillary. These wealthy far left Democrats could care less about those who have been suffering from a lack of jobs and a poor economy. It’s all about revenge for Hillary and big government control.

            Vote the far left people out in November. Their only agenda is big government control which they will achieve by convincing the gullible that big government will take care of them. It will not be in the style they are anticipating though. Everything, including healthcare, will be one size fits all. In other words, not great healthcare since so many things will NOT be paid for. This will apply to anything given out as so-called freebies by the government.

        • Art Seller
          October 20, 2018 at 4:24 pm #

          Sister.”You say CV was spot on as usual ” Can you point me to the post where he was spot on??? Maybe I missed it.

  25. SisterGoldenHair
    October 20, 2018 at 7:03 am #

    In a word, nothing. The guy is a fraud and a phony perhaps, but he is making America great again and normal red blooded Americans are actually excited for a change because we have a president who is putting America first. You see him as he is, people on the other side see him for what he is doing.

    • The school committee
      October 20, 2018 at 8:37 am #

      What I’ve learned today is normal Americans love Trump and if you don’t love Trump you are not normal and you are un-American .I guess that message is a winner.

    • Doomiedoger
      October 20, 2018 at 9:12 am #

      trying to digest how a fraud and a phony could make a country great again. this may take a while so please be patient as I try to find a parallel in history where this all worked out well

      • Pat
        October 20, 2018 at 11:34 am #

        She didn’t say he was a fraud or a phony. If you think he is, then that’s your opinion. None of these presidents are perfect, but NO WAY president Trump is a fraud or a phony. The man is a HIGHLY INTELLIGENT person who says stupid things at times, but so do all of us if we are honest.

        Joe Biden and his stupid remarks are well known and numerous. The last I heard Biden might be running for president in 2020.

        • Harrison
          October 20, 2018 at 1:53 pm #

          Well if Biden does, can’t wait until that debate. Neither will be around 2020. Biden will step aside for another. Trump will resign because of scandal. Hopefully a moderate whatever will pull this country back together,

        • dusty
          October 20, 2018 at 5:26 pm #

          Your brain is toast Pat. good luck to those who must watch over you.

      • Art Seller
        October 20, 2018 at 4:30 pm #

        Dookie. Don’t waste your time. You won’t find one but you named one but the base won’t believe you but I do.

  26. h
    October 20, 2018 at 8:21 am #

    When you have the highest deficits the history of the u s, you have a problem.

    • dusty
      October 20, 2018 at 9:14 am #

      the country may have a problem but these one percenters who got most of the tax cut trillions own homes and businesses in several countries…they probably could give a shit less

    • Pat
      October 20, 2018 at 10:59 am #

      Elizabeth Warren is done.

      • Art Seller
        October 20, 2018 at 11:53 am #

        Many of the insane posting today. Not even worth responding. Here is a question for the insane. Who said that if the the republicans win the congress they will start gutting SS Medicare and Medicaid?A hint. He also tried to gut the ACA last session and gave away 2 trillion dollars of your tax dollars to the kardashians and their ilk. One more hint. He has pre neanderthal and neanderthal ancestry lineage. Start guessing

        • Art Seller
          October 20, 2018 at 12:13 pm #

          Scump: Democrats want to raise your taxes and take away your health insurance. Scump knows some will believe this including several who post here. The sane know these are lies. #’s 5219 and 5220. I guess there are many out there who call an apple a banana. Sad very sad 171615___Bye Bye Scump. Good ridance.

          • Art Seller
            October 20, 2018 at 1:15 pm #

            Now Scump says he is working on a middle-class tax cut in nov. No details of course I thought he gave you a tax cut pat. Have you seen it. Tell us how much? Are you still taking in all those lies. By now you probably look like the baby trump balloon. Trump supporters can be shown documentation of scump lies and still believe it. What should we call these types?????

          • Non Essere Uno Stronzo
            October 20, 2018 at 2:22 pm #

            Non Essere Uno Stronzo

      • Harrison
        October 20, 2018 at 2:29 pm #

        Art. It is no use, While the country goes down the poop shoot, the lemmings shout out the Fox news narrative. People like Pat love to distract from the real pile of crap this country has become because of trump.

        • Art Seller
          October 20, 2018 at 3:32 pm #

          Harrison. Your correct. When you try to have s conversation with some one who doesn’t know right from wrong or the truth from a lie all communication comes to a screeching halt. Scump has spun over 5200 confirmed lies and evidently these lies mean nothing to his followers. Think about it 100 million american citizens can’t’see thru this. Scump will be gone soon but what are we going to do with a 100 million lost souls who do not know right from wrong or the truth from a lie? Thank God there is 250 million intelligent citizens in this country and we will carry our nation forward as we have always done. 17 16 15 ____Bye Bye Scump and after that re indoctrination for the other 100 million lost souls. Amen.

          • Acute Angina
            October 20, 2018 at 3:35 pm #

            Tehere mamosa yi ce canor. Eyop rolaces li men vagesiw abie ru rota; viros nis dumut ne. Tedoti poletiek boder edosut dem tepe? Gamo rimacis perin! Bisaso erepode foneg ces gep: Hel hed bup adocemon ala ricesa tat kote otefile. Letomar ro reworev riedap. Cesil casin lamayo rew isutu rad eyip seti naror owecan; seral rotitiw renieno ejinahas tu tute ce le bi.

          • G. Berish
            October 20, 2018 at 3:37 pm #

            I agree.

    • Art Seller
      October 20, 2018 at 4:34 pm #

      H don’t try to tell scumps base this. They will come back with. Fake News. Where do these nut jobs come from?

  27. Chuck Garivaltis
    October 20, 2018 at 2:04 pm #

    Game just ended. Syracuse vs. North Carolina. What a game! Last second win for Syracuse in a double overtime game. Your picture tells it all. Because of the extreme pasting Syracuse gave Colgate (thanks to Jim Brown) in my last game against them, I find it difficult rooting for the Orange, but I did today – my pain has abated.. Your team was terrific.

    • Art Seller
      October 20, 2018 at 2:14 pm #

      The house will be taken by the dems and that is all that is necessary. Dem house means subpoenas. Expect the first subpoena to be for Scump to divulge income tax returns. Translation: Bye Bye Scump. May not even need any other subpoenas after we see these. Oh happy days coming.

      • Non Essere Uno Stronzo
        October 20, 2018 at 2:23 pm #

        Non Essere Uno Stronzo

  28. Trump Derangement Syndrome
    October 20, 2018 at 2:29 pm #

    The wonders of Obama care for morons who don’t know what was in it:

    1. Employer mandate. Most companies will have to provide and pay for expensive government-determined health insurance for their employees or face federal fines.

    2. Anti-conscience mandate. Religious organizations will be required to provide free sterilization, contraceptives, and abortion-inducing drugs to their employees, even if it violates their religious beliefs.

    3. New and higher taxes.The law contains at least 20 new taxes totaling $500 billion that will hit medical innovators, health insurance, and even the sale of your home.

    4. The Independent Payment Advisory Board. IPAB will still stand, with its rationing power over Medicare.

    5. State exchanges. States will be compelled to set up vast new bureaucracies to check into our finances and families so they can hand out generous taxpayer subsidies for health insurance to families earning up to $90,000 a year.

    6. Medicare payment cuts. $575 billion in payment reductions to Medicare providers and Medicare Advantage plans will cause more and more physicians to stop seeing Medicare patients, exacerbating access problems.

    7. Higher health-care costs. The Kaiser Family Foundation says the average price of a family policy has risen by $2,200 during the Obama administration. The president promised premiums would be $2,500 lower by this year. Hospitals, doctors, businesses, and consumers all expect their taxes and health costs to rise under Obamacare.

    8. Government control over doctor decisions.Value-based payments, quality reporting requirements, and government comparative-effectiveness boards will dictate how doctors practice medicine. Nearly half of all physicians are seriously considering leaving practice, leading to a severe doctor shortage.

    9. Huge deficits. The CBO has raised its cost estimate for the law to $1.76 trillion over ten years, but that is only the opening bid as more and more people lose their job-based coverage and flood into taxpayer-subsidized insurance. At this rate, the cost will be
    “We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it.”

    — Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi, March 2010

    • Harrison
      October 20, 2018 at 2:32 pm #

      Cut and past propaganda.

      • Trump Derangement Syndrome
        October 20, 2018 at 2:42 pm #

        Tell us what’s not true.

        • Art Seller
          October 20, 2018 at 4:50 pm #

          You don’t know the truth from a lie. Why would any one want to carry on a conversation with you? Talking to you and your ilk is like talking to the wall or worse. A waste of time. Go back to your man cave or wherever you hide out before coming forward with more bs to post on this thread. We’ve seen your drivel and you have confirmed yourself as a full blown disciple of scump and you will end up just like scump. Those that follow the devil end up in hell with him.Try to save yourself.

          • Trump Derangement Syndrome
            October 20, 2018 at 5:19 pm #

            So you can’t find anything untrue pea brain?

          • Mr. Fritz
            October 20, 2018 at 5:41 pm #

            Don’t waste your time with him, TDS. Art never has facts, just insults.

  29. Herb Pease
    October 20, 2018 at 2:40 pm #

    Who’s Feeding the People on the Honduran Caravan?

    Well, who is feeding them along the way? Who is providing, what shall we say, hygienic services? Where all these people going to the bathroom? Somebody has to have planned for this. This kind of thing as a spontaneous combustion-type event? They wouldn’t have made it this far if there weren’t somebody feeding them and if there weren’t services for them along the way. And I want to know who it is.

    • Gigi
      October 20, 2018 at 2:46 pm #

      And here’s the answer, Herb;

      • Art Seller
        October 20, 2018 at 4:40 pm #

        All sane individuals get to the poles and vote dem and leave the fisticuffs to the deranged scumpcuffs. Just Saying.

        • Art Seller
          October 20, 2018 at 7:14 pm #

          May 2017 scumps try to kill ACA..Two months latter sen. Mccarther submits bill to try to kill it again. Oct 2018 Scumps trying to save ACA. Lying Son’s yeah there for it now to get elected but their dinosaur leader McConnell said yesterday that if pubs take congress he will gut it. You can’t trust these SOB’s any further than throw them Every last one of them have to go or we soon will not have a US of America. Down with all republicans every last one of them. Its one lie after another. Let’s hope they do no further damage now to nov. 6th . Sanity will prevail on nov.,7th that’s a certainty. And the subpoenas will fly and soon after bye bye scump. This sob has no clothes or brains. Just an orange haired rotten ball of lard and a disgrace to the sane of our country. You can tell I M pissed. Can you???

      • Doomiedoger
        October 21, 2018 at 3:08 am #

        This is the kind of propaganda that is tearing our country apart. Not sure if it originates in Russia but Putin is high fiving his lieutenants everytime some asshole reposts it

        so sad for America

    • h
      October 20, 2018 at 3:56 pm #

      Your Mama and rush limbooger,
      you boob.

      • Art Seller
        October 20, 2018 at 5:02 pm #

        Scump=Popadoc, Babydoc, Kimmy. Vlady, Mohammad bin salman, Hitler Stalin, Noriega___fill in some of your favorite butchers here____________=__________________________________Bye Bye Scump.

        • Goodbye Krol World
          October 20, 2018 at 5:16 pm #

          All backed by the democrat party.

          • Art Seller
            October 20, 2018 at 5:38 pm #

            May 2017 scumps try to kill ACA..Two months latter sen. Mccarther submits bill to try to kill it again. Oct 2018 Scumps trying to save ACA. Lying Son’s yeah there for it now to get elected but their dinosaur leader McConnell said yesterday that if pubs take congress he will gut it. You can’t trust these SOB’s any further than throw them Every last one of them have to go or we soon will not have a US of America. Down with all republicans every last one of them. Its one lie after another. Let’s hope they do no further damage now to nov. 6th . Sanity will prevail on nov.,7th that’s a certainty. And the subpoenas will fly and soon after bye bye scump. This sob has no clothes or brains. Just an orange haired rotten ball of lard and a disgrace to the sane of our country. You can tell I M pissed. Can you???

          • Goodbye Krol World
            October 20, 2018 at 6:13 pm #

            I can tell you’re ignorant and proud of it.

          • Art Seller
            October 20, 2018 at 8:01 pm #

            GKW. I am a staunch democrat but I agree with you that Krol and seven other democratic councilors and the. Buffoon tyer need to be moped out. I’ll go further and call for the heads of all the school committee members who are also democrats. I call things as I see them. I don’t follow the party line as you just heard me call for all these light weight’s heads. I look at a situation with an open mind do some research and develop my opinions. What I am most interested in a politician is their veracity. When I see one lie after another which this president is notorious for that’s it for me. I see this president as a monster who is dragging our republic down and I know I have a responsibility like all other Americans to try to contain this rogue liar before he does further damage. This is how I feel and I know positively that the US is in grave danger every day this monster is in office. Another thing I am positive of is the house will be won by the democrats and very soon afterwards trump will be charged with so many criminal charges that he more than likely will resign and if not he will certainly be impeached. One last thing, we have to pray no serious crisis occurs before we get rid of him because can you imagine him having his hands on our nuclear codes?? I shutter at the thought of it. These are just a few reasons why I hate Scump. Can some of you Scumpsters tell me in an intelligent manner why you like Scump. Remember the key word is intelligent

  30. Bonhamplantpage Jones
    October 20, 2018 at 3:52 pm #

    Da Best.

  31. The school committee
    October 20, 2018 at 8:20 pm #

    Supporters of the Republican party will be coming to get your Social Security the day after elections.

    • Johnny Absurd
      October 21, 2018 at 12:44 am #

      Paul Ryan has been promising to do that for the last five years. He will lead the charge and take the hit because he is leaving and like so many other spoiled entitled brats could care less about real people.

      I think Putin has put a chip in Trumps brain and is instructing him to destroy America. He is well on his way. The dominoes are beginning to fall…one to another, one to another click,,,click….click click click buh bye now

    • 12 Gauge
      October 21, 2018 at 7:22 am #

      We’ll need the money for welfare payments to check Guatemalan invaders.

  32. Mr. X
    October 21, 2018 at 3:16 am #

    Yesterday I watched a woman knock at my door, then leave a AH flyer…after she left I picked up flyer that said sorry I missed you…like it was actually AH going door to door when in fact most definitely not AH who was at my door…what a phony campaign

    • Johnny Absurd
      October 21, 2018 at 4:05 am #

      I am sorry you had to go through all that. maybe there is a recovery program


    • No Knockers
      October 21, 2018 at 8:13 am #

      Are you sure it wasn’t her?

  33. Mr. X
    October 21, 2018 at 3:20 am #

    Art Seller…everyone knows you are the Gman

    • Horseface
      October 21, 2018 at 8:09 am #

      But who is G who is he? Is he filled we glee? We shall see.

    • Art Seller
      October 21, 2018 at 10:10 am #

      X Thanks for thinking I am the Gman. I am flattered. I have said it many times before that there is no one like the Gman. I wish I had his brains and balls as I would not have to post daily on this thread. Are you aware what the Gman is trying to do for you? You seem to dislike the Gman. Why? Do you see him at Cc meetings sub committee meetings ? Do you read his letters and commentaries in local media? He is out there trying to help you you half wit. Aren’t you happy he is on our side or would you like him better if he was a coward like the mayor council! And school committee and yourself I don’t get it A man trying to help all citizens and some of them throwing stones at him. I just don’t get it.

      • No Knockers
        October 21, 2018 at 9:46 pm #

        I hear his balls are so big that he has trouble walking.

        • Two Cents
          October 22, 2018 at 1:14 pm #

          Yes, NK…It’s true…That happens to men his age

  34. Pat
    October 21, 2018 at 5:32 am #

    Liz Warren and Hillary continue to do more damage to the Progressive Democrats. We now find out that Liz also took some of the recipes for her cookbook “Pow Wow Chow” from other sources while claiming them as her own. This is in addition to proving that she is even less Native American than most Americans.

    Vote Jeff Diehl.

    Hillary is claiming that Bill did not abuse his power in the Monica affair even though Bill was President of the United States and Monica just a lowly intern at the time.

    • Johnny Absurd
      October 21, 2018 at 6:19 am #

      Really Pat? With all that is going on in this world you have time to fret about Liz Warren copying recipes? Maybe Mueller should investigate this recipe thing! OH MY GOD!!!!

      • Pat
        October 21, 2018 at 9:52 am #

        Liz is running for office in case you haven’t noticed.

      • Art Seller
        October 21, 2018 at 10:23 am #

        Johnny Pat is a fully indoctrinated scumpet. Once fully indoctrinated expect no further dialog of any significance. Expect just parroting of the scump drivel. Pat thinks she is going to see a huge reduction on her income tax. Her savings won’t allow her to purchase a Big Mac at McDonalds. Sad.

  35. H
    October 21, 2018 at 5:41 am #

    Repupublican will not get their hands on ss because they will not take the house.

  36. The school committee
    October 21, 2018 at 6:23 am #

    Pat,will you draw a line in the sand on Social Security and Medicare. Do you believe in this paid for retirement plan?…ok,now you can redirect and not answer.

  37. Trump Derangement Syndrome
    October 21, 2018 at 7:38 am #

    Trump = jobs……..Democrats = mobs.

    • Art Seller
      October 21, 2018 at 10:42 am #

      Yep the scump and fox motto from a scump disciple. On Nov 7th your going to have to get some new phrases. Keep an eye out for rush and Sean and tucker. They will cue you when they want to reprogram you. You are a fake robot.

  38. The school committee
    October 21, 2018 at 9:42 am #

    The truth is that Republican states have bad economies and Democratic states have high flying economies. Pat ,I want you to know Hillary is retired and not running again.Also ,the banks are afraid of Senator Warren because shes trying to stop them from stealing your money.

    • Pat
      October 21, 2018 at 9:51 am #

      Liz Warren does NOT have my vote. She is working for illegal immigrants and Trump bashers….not for me.

      • Art Seller
        October 21, 2018 at 10:30 am #

        Let me reiterate again. The dems will win the house and on Nov.7th the subpoenas will fall from the sky like snow all over Scump. What will be different in this subpoena snow is that it won’t melt on contact but will stick like glue. This snow will fall from a beautifully blue blue sky. Bye Bye scump and good ridance

        • Art Seller
          October 21, 2018 at 12:11 pm #

          Back up and look at Wilson’s post. it says hundreds of millions are amassing at the borders. The real number is about 7000. This is typical of scumps followers. They don’t just tell lies they tell mega mega lies and the scumps base believes it. There in lies the threat to our republic. Soon we will be known the united states of lies unless we do what we know we must do on Nov.6th. I am confident

        • Trump Derangement Syndrome
          October 21, 2018 at 4:48 pm #

          Trump = jobs……..Democrats = mobs.

  39. Pat
    October 21, 2018 at 11:32 am #

    It’s amazing to me that the far left people think that anyone who likes President Trump is indoctrinated, but they can’t see that they themselves are indoctrinated to the Progressive Democrat philosophy. I know that I am not indoctrinated to anyone or any group since I will vote for who I like whereas they will ONLY vote for people who are Progressive Democrats. That is a clear sign that they are indoctrinated to a particular political philosophy to a degree that is just NOT healthy.

    • Johnny Absurd
      October 21, 2018 at 12:02 pm #

      Pat, maybe trump will give you a nice job guarding immigrant children in cages. Wouldn’t that be fun? You could yell and sneer and call the little bastards derogatory names all day. Hannity can help you out with the names.
      And don’t forget to wear your little red Trump hat when you apply cuz he likes that.

    • Art Seller
      October 21, 2018 at 12:17 pm #

      Pat There is a difference between being indoctrinated to good and being indoctrinated to evil. Which are you indoctrinated to?

      • Harrison
        October 21, 2018 at 1:04 pm #

        Sorry Pat. Your post is complete BS. Moderate democrats like me really despise Trump, not so much for his policy, which really sucks, but for the completely despicable human being he is. So again. It’s not the FAR left, but everyone outside the 40%.

      • Art Seller
        October 21, 2018 at 1:13 pm #

        Scumps handling of Saudi killing a total disgrace. Human life takes back seat to money for scump. Kushner pushing scump not to admonish bin Salman. Anyone care to answer why he doesn’t want scump to admonish? This scump and family is a growing cancer on our country. We must put an end to this buffoonery on Nov.6 th

        • Trump Derangement Syndrome
          October 21, 2018 at 4:53 pm #


  40. The school committee
    October 21, 2018 at 1:08 pm #

    The mafia Republican Party supported by voters who want to cut education ,Medicaid ,Social Security,lower wages and take away human rights and give them to corporations.I do not support this and pat does.

    • Art Seller
      October 21, 2018 at 1:37 pm #

      These 7000 people trying to come to the US is not an immigration issue it is a humanitarian issue. Many are fleeing certain death in their homeland and to undertake a 2500 mile trek on foot one must be very desperate. How we handle this human misery will say a lot about who we are. Shall we just ship them all back where they come from or should we do what we can to help these people resettle in different countries including our own country We know what scump will do because we know he has no heart but what will we do? We say we are a loving country and now is the time to prove we are. I say we try to do what we can for our fellow human beings.

      • Art Seller
        October 21, 2018 at 3:49 pm #

        Although we know plenty already about scump’s deviant crooked life this pales by comparison to what we will find when he is ordered to divulge his income tax returns. This will tell us all what we need to know about this miscreant. Rosenstein was quite strong this week when he said the american people would see that the Mueller investigation will provide real results the american people are waiting for. It is my impression that Mueller has everything he needs to sink Scump and I also feel he has seen all of Scumps income tax returns already and he is just waiting for the mid terms to be over and he will unload I believed he will deliver his report to congress on nov7th and impeachment proceedings will commence within seven days of delivering his report to congress. I may be off a week or two either way but this is what I am anticipating happening. Anyone have any other predictions???

      • Trump Derangement Syndrome
        October 21, 2018 at 4:56 pm #

        They are not fleeing any misery you simple minded fool.

  41. Unwanted Carl
    October 21, 2018 at 3:14 pm #

    Trump has ordered to turn them back, says we need to pay ss recipients before aliens carousing our boarders because the fund is very low to take care if them.

  42. Dave Wiechecki
    October 21, 2018 at 3:25 pm #

    First it was 2,000, then it was 5,000, now you are saying 7,000 people. Initially Honduras or Guatemala exporting their problems,then Mexico lets them pass through their southern wall (yes, they have a southern border wall), and probably encourages some of their people to join.

    These countries cannot keep exporting their issues to the USA. I thank God that President Trump is in office or this invasion would have been accelerated.

    Why didn’t Mexico welcome these downtrodden people. They could assimilate into Mexico very easily with a more similar language and closer cultural ties…

    Build the wall. Activate the military, we are under an invasion, an economic invasion. Also, cut all economic aid to these countries and Mexico for their assist.

  43. The school committee
    October 21, 2018 at 3:29 pm #

    Trump supporters are going after our retirement money,they are thieves.They already tax SS

    • Marxacusetts
      October 21, 2018 at 4:07 pm #

      Q: Which Political Party took Social Security from the independent “Trust” fund and put it into the General fund so that Congress could spend it?

      A: It was Lyndon Johnson and the Democratically-controlled House and Senate.

      Q: Which Political Party eliminated the income tax deduction for Social Security (FICA) withholding?

      A: The Democratic Party.

      Q: Which Political Party started taxing Social Security annuities?

      A: The Democratic Party, with Al Gore casting the “tie-breaking” deciding vote as President of the Senate, while he was Vice President of the U.S.

  44. Mr. Fritz
    October 21, 2018 at 3:30 pm #

    U.S. Senate debate, Pocahontas vs Diehl, 7 pm tonight, live broadcast!

  45. Hondurans For Trump
    October 21, 2018 at 3:41 pm #

    Diehl isn’t smart enough to debate thin Lizzy.

  46. The school committee
    October 21, 2018 at 3:56 pm #

    Republican mob rule,guns and violence

  47. Marxacusetts
    October 21, 2018 at 4:04 pm #

    It’s getting cold out so put your pussy hat on,

    • Art seller
      October 21, 2018 at 4:20 pm #

      Trump being desperate to hold the congress is tal!king about a middle class tax cut on nov.1st. This is just another lie as legislation would take many months if not years to pass the congress. Further more he buffaloed people like pat that he gave her a tax break when he gave corporations and the rich 2 trillion of our tax dollars in his tax cuts earlier this year. We just can’t trust this Sob .It is lies upon lies and his base is as strong as ever but that won’t be enough to save scump because the intelligent will show up at the poles on Nov6 and that will spell the beginning of the end of scump rule.

      • Art Seller
        October 21, 2018 at 4:29 pm #

        McConnell on Blomberg Tuesday: If we win control on nov6th we will start reducing SS Medicare and medicaid. No mention of any cuts to special interests or additional taxes on the rich. Let’s hear from pat and the scumpetts about these statements. Fire away.

  48. Chuck Vincelette
    October 21, 2018 at 4:42 pm #

    Haters will hate.
    Lovers will love.
    All we need is love.
    Try to say something nice about each other.

    • Art Seller
      October 21, 2018 at 5:13 pm #

      Absolutely true. Scump introduced violence into the campaign and we have seen disgusting behavior on both sides. Nothing of any good can come when Americans take up fists for each other. We need to come to the realization that facts are facts and lies are lies. This is an enormous problem and we need to all work together and demand civility to be the order of the day. We don’t hate each other we hate some of the things that others say who are on the opposite side of the fence from ourselves but we can adress that also in a civil manner and contribute to the conversation at hand. I am certain all of us on the planet have more in common that is good verses what divides us but constructive conversation requires civic participation with reflection rather than answering a post with gutteral answers such as TDS and a few other choice e monikers which are used here daily. I also have to check myself as I have been caught up in the hysteria and acted in a manner which I am not proud of either. Lets see what happens.

  49. Herb Pease
    October 21, 2018 at 5:08 pm #

    Who’s Feeding the People on the Honduran Caravan?

    Well, who is feeding them along the way? Who is providing, what shall we say, hygienic services? Where all these people going to the bathroom? Somebody has to have planned for this. This kind of thing as a spontaneous combustion-type event? They wouldn’t have made it this far if there weren’t somebody feeding them and if there weren’t services for them along the way.

  50. The school committee
    October 22, 2018 at 12:27 am #

    Don Trump knows what he hates and his cult loves how he defines that for them.