(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY NOV. 7, 2018) — Let us all call twilight hours down from the good Lord’s throne. Election Day is ovah! That means all those blighty lawn signs and other campaign-related flotsam can join hands with George Jetsam and make its way with Astro’s steaming logs to the nearest vibrant and dynamic Tyler Street garbage can.

Goodbye campaign, for a while at least. Some candidates won seats, others lost in this zero-sum game. Of course, it’s always — ALWAYS — the general public that loses these dumbed-down days, when mercenaries are beckoned to public offices that decent people have the good sense to shun. Ah, politics. Ah, humanity.

THE PLANET leaves it up to you, our readers, to provide comment upon the hysteric proceedings of yesterday. Meanwhile, we shall tend to the hives at our farm in Essex. The honey is loaded, and the various grades of jeweled amber await assorted destinations of tea cups and soothed throats.

We welcome all wise guys, pundits, insiders, and anyone who had a race in this dog to furnish us the whys and hows of Nov. 6 and the assorted local and national outcomes. The questions on the local ballot are in play as well.

Happy analyses. We’re going to go play.


“One thing a person cannot do, no matter how rigorous his analysis or heroic his imagination, is to draw up a list of things that would never occur to him” — Economist Thomas Schelling.



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  1. Trump 2020
    November 8, 2018 at 3:11 pm #

    Trump 2020. Four more years.

  2. Hondurans for Trump
    November 8, 2018 at 4:38 pm #

    Hey Dan, wat do you think of ten dollar savings a year on a 18g home? Thank you Mayor Tyer.

    • Art Seller
      November 8, 2018 at 6:11 pm #

      It appears the blue wave is getting even bigger. Current projection is now 38. This is approaching the blue wave that was anticipated. The country will coalesce around democrats and force pubs into the trenches. The days of scump foisting his criminality on the people are coming to a rapid end. A saner approach to governing is coming your way very soon.

      • Pat
        November 8, 2018 at 6:23 pm #

        Into the trenches Art Seller or into the camps? The far left is becoming more extremist everyday. There is NO sanity coming from the far left. Your only hope is bringing back moderate Democrats. Republicans are currently the party of sanity.

      • Village Knight
        November 11, 2018 at 3:28 pm #

        We have the right to be Republicans.
        We have the right to be Conservative and believe in God.
        Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio Cortez won Senate race in New York demanding to replace Capitalism with Socialism–OPENLY!
        So, is that what you want? Then you gonna lose all rental properties you own + all your cars in the garage.
        Main objective of Communism is State owned land/housing/properties/natural resources and means of Production of products and wealth.
        No Wall Street. No Bull market. No stocks. No bonds.
        All BELONG to State–Global State with No borders.
        Is that what you really want?

  3. Pat
    November 8, 2018 at 6:01 pm #

    President Obama’s Democratic Party lost 63 seats in the 2010 midterm elections. The incumbent president’s party has lost an average of 37 seats in midterm elections since WWII. Dems picking up 29 seats in a midterm election is no big whoop and has nothing to do with President Trump.

    • Art Seller
      November 8, 2018 at 6:24 pm #

      Look for much co operation between both dems and pubs regarding this new AG. The republicans know that if they allow scump to kill the Mueller probe they will be on the chopping bloc in 2020. They now are between a rock and a hard place. Just the fact that scump fired sessions is enough for many pubs to abandon scump. They have nothing to gain now by letting scump to run roughshod over established policies. Scump is in real trouble. He created his own nightmare

      • Pat
        November 8, 2018 at 8:42 pm #

        President Trump can have the AG he wants and feels comfortable with just like Obama had Eric Holder. No laws broken. If I had power mad people coming after me, I would want an AG I could depend on. President Trump has done NOTHING wrong!

        • Village Knight
          November 11, 2018 at 3:31 pm #

          Reply to Pat: Bravo! I support your each and every word !

  4. Pat
    November 8, 2018 at 6:12 pm #

    While it’s typical for the president’s party to lose seats in the House in midterms, it’s HIGHLY unusual for the president’s party to gain seats in the Senate in the same election. Its only happened three times in the past 104 years – in 1914, 1962 and 1970.

    Republicans won governor races in the traditionally blue states of Vermont, Massachusetts, and Maryland. Voters are demonstrating a willingness to consider issues and candidates more thoroughly at the state level, not just their own registered party. The big issues for these voters are the economy and national security.

  5. Pat
    November 8, 2018 at 6:18 pm #

    Exit polls of the midterms show that Democrats are seeing increased support for moderate candidates. However, the party leadership, with the CELEBRATION of the media, often positions itself on the far left. The liberal media has gone so far left that they are making fools of themselves on a daily basis. Voters want GENUINE moderate Democrats who value the working class and look out for them not the identity politics crowd who call everyone a racist and worry about government telling us what bathroom we can use while allowing dangerous people into the country.

    • Art Seller
      November 8, 2018 at 6:36 pm #

      Pat I gave up on you months ago. There is no sense trying to reason with you. I replied to you to tell you that the caravan that scump duped you into thinking was comprised of all kind of bad people is no more. There is no more caravan Nada nothing. Now what do you have to say about this? I wish you put all your emphasis on things you could accomplish here in pittsfield instead of making a fool of yourself supporting scump. You have been duped pat by scump. Sad very very sad. I tried.

      • Art Seller
        November 8, 2018 at 6:43 pm #

        Trumps appointment of acting AG might be unconstitutional. This info coming from legal scholars at justice. If this is the case Whitaker could be gone before he arrives. This news is not available on fox pat.

        • Fake Bomb
          November 8, 2018 at 6:54 pm #

          Very fake news.

          • Art Seller
            November 8, 2018 at 7:21 pm #

            FB we’ll see if this is fake news .Your banana scum ball is on borrowed time. The noose around his neck is tightening daily. Not much longer before he is ground chuck.

        • Art Seller
          November 8, 2018 at 7:16 pm #

          Scumps firing of comey and sessions is going to be the reason that scump WILL be impeached. Look for Rosenstein to become AG very soon. Bye Bye scump.

          • Moon River
            November 8, 2018 at 9:11 pm #

            Bye Bye

  6. CosbiesLadies
    November 8, 2018 at 6:47 pm #

    Pat and others are not so much for trump as their hatred towards Clintons and Obama, Pelosi,leaders of the so called far left. Ike inclined to believe the brainwashing was done by Limbaugh and Hannity- Ingraham and the like. @

    • Pat
      November 8, 2018 at 8:39 pm #

      All my posts above stated FACTS. The far left doesn’t want people to see the facts. Yes, 65 seats gained in the house against Obama in the mid-terms in 2010. You would deny the facts?!?

      • u
        November 8, 2018 at 9:08 pm #

        You sound like G.H. The Monterey Gas Baron.

  7. h
    November 8, 2018 at 8:11 pm #

    We are starting to see when and how trump moves. Beware, he is still the most powerful person in the world, let’s hope our bozo enemies don’t start something somewhere. Again, I’ll state it again,about the tenth time including before th Vegas Massacre,terrorism in America by Americans,will unfortunately only get worse. And Trump won’t do anything about it.

    • Art Seller
      November 8, 2018 at 8:27 pm #

      It appears that scumps choice is illegal. The job will be rosenstein’s soon. The blue wave continues.

      • Acute Angina
        November 8, 2018 at 8:41 pm #

        Big Blue Drip, Trump 2020.

    • Pat
      November 8, 2018 at 8:46 pm #

      Trump 2020. Terrorism right here in Pittsfield. What are your far left leaders here in Pittsfield doing about it except electing a District Attorney with NO experience to fix the problem. Far left voters chose her.

      • Shelly Liver
        November 12, 2018 at 3:57 pm #

        What about Governor Bakerr,ain’t he an R? Pat?

  8. Acute Angina
    November 8, 2018 at 8:46 pm #

    Big Blue Drip, will you be changing auntie Ruthie’s diaper when she retires? Donald has an excellent replacement for the old bag.