(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY JAN. 30, 2019) — In early September, Pittsfield begat another bizzywerk brainchild of government in a welcoming event for the 20 or so people who would make up the Citizen’s Academy — and believe us: We mean “make up,” because the event proved to be pure fiction.

The Academy, with roughly the same dose of reality as Starfleet Academy, was designed to “help community members understand the operations of local government.” Academy members, so the mayor’s office boasted, would “gain understanding of various functions of city government, tour designated locations, and engage in breakout activities,” according to the mayor. They met four times in September. The city kept the agenda under lock and key, but THE PLANET‘s Secret Squadron obtained the schedule. We present it here as another exclusive!

I — Gain Understanding of Various Functions of Local Governments: Academicians witnessed skits showing:

  • A favored contractor submitting a no-bid contract for lucrative city work.
  • A member of government receiving a cash-filled envelope.
  • City councilors pretending to be informed about their packets during a meeting, conveying the impression they had actually studied the material and done their due diligence.
  • Citizens being shut down at the council’s open mic.
  • Peter Marchetti putting his hands under a touchless hand dryer and wondering why it doesn’t blow.
  • Members of the Pittsfield School Committee “servicing” the school department superintendent and business manager.
  • Kathy Yon searching for her lost youth on Bad Hair Day.
  • Employees of the city public works department sleeping behind the Big Red Pothole Machine.
  • A drug deal going bad outside Mission Tapas.
  • A senior citizen mugged by a roving band of teen-age youth.
  • TFB buying all the pastries at Dotties.
  • Shirley Edgerton singing “Can’t Touch This.”
  • Shirley Edgerton winning “The Reverend Al Sharpton Look-Alike Contest.”
  • Shirley Edgerton telling Andrea Harrington that Frederick Douglass was a talk-show host.
  • Andrea Harrington believing Frederick Douglass was a talk-show host.
  • The Beacon cinema conducting body searched of patrons, looking for smuggled Good ‘n Plenty.
  • An editor at The Boring Broadsheet spiking an news story revealing the truth about a local child-porn ring.

The skits, we are told, were well presented by non-equity actors from the Barrington Stage.

II — Tour Designated Locations

First stop for members was the Dumpster Behind Paul Rich. Earl Persip served as tour guide while he brushed his tooth.  Next, it was on to Lach’s Lounge and a sing-a-long with city councilors practicing the Heimlich Maneuver. Then the troubadours ventured to Hill 78 donned in Hazmat gear. There they waved to nearby, fumed-up grammar school kids. Finally, a joint stop along outer West Street to the homes and neighborhoods of those who have large houses on Onota Lake. This gave academy members proof of the high quality of life in the city’s typical homes and enclaves.

III — Engage in Breakout Activities — Academy members:

  • Helped the mayor, school committee, and several councilors turn the pinwheel of a rack upon which a taxpayer had been shackled. They extended the poor bastard’s arms so he can reach deeper in their pockets to pay his tribute.
  • Brainstormed new ways for the city to spend needless money, favor Special Interests, and punish law-abiding taxpayers.
  • Shot up on heroin, crack, and methadone to gain understanding of the fastest growing segment of the city’s declining population.
  • Determined ways the city can invite more drug dealers, group homes, gang members, welfare cheats, and single moms who have had kids by multiple, multiracial fathers to take up residence in Pittsfield.
  • Collectively wrote a song praising the Pittsfield Renaissance. They titled it “Hip, Vibrant, and Dynamic.”

At the end of the academy’s four sessions, each participant received a personalized certificate, after which they were shot twice in the head.

The Pittsfield Police Department, we were told, did not suspect foul play.


Perfection needs no refurbishing”  Sir Tiberius Fruitjuice.



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  1. Jonathan Melle
    January 29, 2019 at 9:49 pm #

    That was the funniest post yet by comedian and blogger Dan Valenti!

    Pittsfield politics is a shakedown operation! Mary Jane and Joe Kapanski pay for the political hacks, the special and vested interests, and an ever growing number of local people dependent on welfare and social services.

    This Wednesday evening, 1/30, Matt Kerwood will give his presentation on that state of Pittsfield’s municipal finances. He might as well say that if the shakedown of the Kapanski’s goes ever deeper, then Pittsfield will be able to take care of its political hacks, big 3 unions, special interests, and welfare and social services recipients.

    Blogger Dan Valenti is right on target! Pittsfield politics is a joke!

    – Jonathan Melle

  2. Shelly Liver
    January 29, 2019 at 10:03 pm #

    The question is, will we be getting the print to small to see the figures, jibberish and forgetfulness,or will it all be on the ceiling projector, or bad microphone sound. Annnnd….who will be the fist Councilor to say, next year we really need to Reign in spending.That’s a famous Kathy Amused-so line from year after years past. Oh, everything will be alright,the Mayor has the two cent tax cut in her propaganda arsenal.

  3. mi
    January 29, 2019 at 10:07 pm #

    My favorites are the Scanlons reminding us to bulk up our reserves,hell, I can say that. And the other, during Councilors questions and answer, we’ll, we’re not voting for this tonight,but at some point we have to blah blah blah…..?Blah.

  4. CosbiesLadies
    January 29, 2019 at 10:16 pm #

    Dan, that was your best yet! Rickles couldn’t have been funnier! Who was the C A that had the duty of scraping Dranes bubblegum from the chair bottom?

  5. doomiedodger
    January 30, 2019 at 1:15 am #

    Spending money needlessly to benefit special interests? For sure, as in the Tyler street reincarnation. Why does Pittsfield always have to have some major redo going on? Why do they have to keep such a heavy thumb on the taxpayers?

    Does it have anything to do with funneling money to friends of the local government or are the “friends of local government” the real government pulling strings just beneath the surface?

    Pittsfield government is much like the Trump government in that it seems designed to benefit the few as opposed to the general population. And I do not think they care anymore if the people are aware of it.

    • Joe Blow
      January 30, 2019 at 3:58 pm #

      Ya…..sure the city just like Presidents Trumps admin.

      Businesses added a strong 213,000 jobs in January!!!

    • Art Seller
      January 31, 2019 at 12:07 pm #

      Right on doomie. Dont listen to blow Joe He is a ball licking scumpster. Just saeing.

  6. Hung Wang
    January 30, 2019 at 3:41 am #

    At least she no think he Merv Griffin.

  7. Johnny99
    January 30, 2019 at 4:15 am #


    Another photo op, another waste of the Kapanskis cash, another dog and pony show. What they gonna do, use the building to manufacture pot pipes?,563066

    • Art Seller
      January 31, 2019 at 12:10 pm #

      99 just think johnny many nuts in this city believe this bullshit!!!!!

  8. Mad Trapper
    January 30, 2019 at 5:22 am #

    PITTSfield has all kinds of this sort of foolishness.

    Does the city still have a youth council? The one with the turkey baster wielding Lesbian

  9. Johnny Absurd
    January 30, 2019 at 5:30 am #

    Can we see the tax returns of the top 10 Pittsfield officials? Is that public record? Would they feel comfortable sharing or are they cringing at the thought.

    Yes mine are available for the mayor to see.

    • Ted
      January 30, 2019 at 5:46 am #

      said the anonymous poster lol

  10. Pat
    January 30, 2019 at 5:52 am #

    Let’s not forget local politicians celebrating last week the opening of a recreational pot shop. Partying down to people being able to get stoned? Really!?! The Berkshire Eagle celebrating a run on cash at local ATMs because so many people wanted to get stoned. One person even came back to the pot shop twice in one day!! It’s a business so, yes, they will be encouraging people to buy as much pot as possible.

    Good for society? Stoned drivers on the roads and
    people living in apartments having to endure pot odor going through the walls (especially Skunk pot….horrible).

  11. Trump Fellas
    January 30, 2019 at 6:07 am #

    You’re right Pat, as a tenant overseer no smoking means also no smoking pot. Heard last night at one of our fine establishment a group of teenagers were shagged from the stairwell for smoking pot.

    • Pat
      January 30, 2019 at 6:32 am #

      I have also been behind many cars where the occupants were smoking Skunk pot. You want to jump out of your skin, it’s so horrific!!!! How people can put it anywhere near their bodies is beyond me.

      • LoneGunMan
        January 31, 2019 at 8:41 am #

        Good ‘Ol Skunk Pot, ruining the youth since before we know. And fighting cancer cells, reducing anxiety, pain, inflammation, etc. etc. etc.

        Goddamn skunk pot!

    • Pat
      January 30, 2019 at 6:35 am #

      I don’t think all apartments have that rule though. Some do allow pot smoking because I have heard so many people complain about it and how it is ruining their quality of life.

  12. Halo
    January 30, 2019 at 6:22 am #

    Do you think a school retiree should pull down a90 k pension or a sixty g pension and be on committees and boards or elected positions making taxpayer decisions for the special interests.I don’t. And not just City but State Workers.

  13. Trumped Up
    January 30, 2019 at 7:15 am #

    If you drink and drive and kill someone while under alchohol, one should be ready to do more than three or five years. If you smoke pot, what is the threshold for the same thing, is it included or limited to a certain standard? How will the new D A approach this?

    • Still wondering
      January 30, 2019 at 7:40 am #

      As of right now there is no legally reliable test for pot “intoxication” and one won’t be coming anytime soon. So the State has said that it is up to the police officer to make a judgment call on whether he or she thinks the person is incapacitated. Trial lawyers will have a field day with that one.

    • AgentSmith
      January 30, 2019 at 8:13 am #

      There’s actually a certification for DWI and drug recognition.

      Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement Training and Drug Recognition Expert.

      Pittsfield has one officer certified in both, might be smart to use some of that drug tax revenue to hire more police and get them trained. Personally I think it won’t be hard, most of the impaired drivers I’ve seen REEK of pot. Police have been pulling people over for years for driving impaired, a chemical test is but one of many tools that police use

      • Lenny
        January 30, 2019 at 11:18 am #

        So Agent….you teased a story about a local pedophile on yesterday’s planet. Are his initials AH?

        • AgentSmith
          January 30, 2019 at 11:34 am #

          It is not Andrea Harrington

          • Acute Angina
            January 30, 2019 at 12:54 pm #

            Atom bomb

          • Rule 27
            January 30, 2019 at 6:23 pm #

            So how much did her implants cost?

  14. Kate Dempsey
    January 30, 2019 at 7:44 am #

    I loved it Dan. It made me “almost,” feel like one of those special ‘citizens,” to attend that academy.

    I just think two tweaks could be made to make the experience even greater. First, and basically the second, on the bus ride over to the big houses, have Sweet Pete White entertain the crowd with his trials and tribulations of growing up in “da hood.”

    Alternate Sweet Pete with Matt Kerwood. Kerwood could entertain us all with stories of when he played Eddie Munster, on The Munsters.

    With these two additions, I think this would be on par with any TMZ Holloywood tour. IMO

    • Kate Dempsey
      January 30, 2019 at 7:47 am #

      Hell, while we’re at it, have Art out there peddling water and GMan signed merch…

      • Art Seller
        January 30, 2019 at 11:22 am #

        Kate The Gman is the most important person to ever live in pittsfield and the greatest benefactor ever. Tonight on his TV show you will get a preview of his upcoming commentary in the Eagle and five superb petitions that are for your benefit. Now can you tell us where we can see your work????? Your a complainer and the Gman is a solver of problems. You scared the Gman to death about his pets. He is taking them all with him to the French Riviara until things cool down here. Please try to add to the conversation and stop terrifying the Gman with your threats and drivel. Your way way way way way out of your league but the Gman still likes you. He still thinks you should shave off your moustache. Just saeeing

        • Shakes
          January 30, 2019 at 11:50 am #

          Yeah, I’m sure commercial airlines let people take wild animals aboard all the time. Maybe he’s going to sail that broken down red POS cabin cruiser in his driveway across the Atlantic?

          • Art Seller
            January 30, 2019 at 1:18 pm #

            Shakes In addition to being an idiot you are also blind. That red thing in the Gman drive way is a small yacht. Two bedrooms , kitchen bathroom and sun deck. Another one up at lake Ontario that he runs a charter boat service from for salmon fishing. Maybe if you are good the Gman will wave his 500 dollar a day fee for you. But only if you are good. How is your daughter doing who teaches at PHS??? A nice person. How did she get stuck with you as her mother. Of course the Gman can get his pets on the airplane!!! He has pull every where you idiot. Gman show tonight at 6 CH. 1301. Get your self educated. The Gman is looking for deck hands but one must have a brain so I guess that excludes you. Just saeeing

          • Hung Wang
            January 30, 2019 at 2:37 pm #

            Shakes think he on Gilligan’s island. Cause yacht to sink

        • Johnny2Shoes
          January 30, 2019 at 12:30 pm #

          I give the G Man credit for his fight the fight. Now if Art and the G Man used that FRONTAL LOBE FILTER more often they might be taken more seriously.

          • Art Seller
            January 30, 2019 at 1:20 pm #

            We will. You can count on it johnny2

  15. The school committee
    January 30, 2019 at 7:52 am #

    The best cartoon ive seen has Stone with Nixon on his back and Trump with Puttin on his back.

    • Hung Wang
      January 30, 2019 at 10:46 am #

      I have G man tattoo on back

      • Hung Wang
        January 30, 2019 at 10:49 am #

        I little man i no have room for fat chick too.

      • Art Seller
        January 30, 2019 at 11:39 am #

        Dr Wang. Gee Mon ta2 #1 ta2. He no like fat chik like butttt er bawl boot likeer bovineier. Shed boco fat chin. N9t look good.

  16. u
    January 30, 2019 at 8:22 am #

    And a certain c c on,oh hell,not going there.

  17. Barbados
    January 30, 2019 at 8:23 am #

    Mr Valenti this is the funniest thing I have ever read. I know how the BB can increase circulation overnight, hire you!!

  18. Shakes
    January 30, 2019 at 9:06 am #

    When I am wrong I admit it. I would like to apologizes to all of the Trump supporters on the Planet. Foxconn just announced plans doubling their manufacturing investment in Wisconsin, doubling the new jobs needed to produce their new LCD TV screens and bringing high tech LCD manufacturing back to the US in a resounding way!!!! God Bless President Donald Trump, the best president ever!

    • Long Wang
      January 30, 2019 at 11:23 am #

      The best? No. Better than Clinton would have been or Obama, Monica’s boyfriend, and Bush2 were? By a mile.

      • Shakes
        January 30, 2019 at 11:48 am #

        You have to admit the Foxconn plant is a spectacular success?

      • Art Seller
        January 30, 2019 at 11:49 am #

        Long For as smart as you are how did you allow scump to own your brain. Scump is the worst president ever and the worst liar on the planet earth. Tell us how you condone overv8500 confirmed lies. You must have some mind to be duped over and over and over again by scump. Most people catch on eventually but you and pat take the cake. You should call up pat and the two of you can share expenses when heading down to visit scump in Levinwerth Kansas. How pitifully sad. A mind is a terrible thing to throw away and especially so on a ass hole like scump. He wouldn’t give you or pat the time of day and that is the TRUTH

        • Joe Blow
          January 30, 2019 at 4:03 pm #

          Art CNN is calling…… along simpleton!

  19. doomiedodger
    January 30, 2019 at 10:04 am #

    So if I am a teenager and wanna buy some pot, am I going to find it cheaper in a store or on the street? This business decision may affect the coffers as California found out the hard way.

    • Madame Du Barry
      January 30, 2019 at 10:55 am #

      When your in line ask around…..just sayin

  20. acheshirecat
    January 30, 2019 at 11:17 am #

    A teenager can’t buy recreational pot from a store. Must be 21. Answer is on the street.

    • Long Wang
      January 30, 2019 at 11:25 am #

      Pat mentioned one customer who went to the new pot store twice in one day. Guaranteed it wasn’t all for him.

      • Hung Wang
        January 30, 2019 at 1:03 pm #

        I grow pot on sand froat i build. Get stoned to the beejesus.

        • Hung Wang
          January 30, 2019 at 1:06 pm #

          Pittsfield grow pot at sewer plant. It use al l available phosphate. Call it potsphate.

          • Hung Wang
            January 30, 2019 at 1:08 pm #

            Then when you say this good shit you no be kidding.

          • Art Seller
            January 30, 2019 at 1:31 pm #

            Dr. Wang,: you belong on the Gman payroll. Can you repeat this at next Tuesday CC meeting. The city needs to do something with that phosphorous ladden sludge they generate and what better to do with it than grow pot and give it to the 4 special interest groups who are robbing the city blind. Perhaps they won’t show up at election time and do us all a favor. Just saaeeing

        • Art Seller
          January 30, 2019 at 1:58 pm #

          Dr. Wang Sand fwot takes out phosfee in aqua. No can grow pot pot wit out phosfee. Must get fosfee at crap plant.

  21. Truthsayer
    January 30, 2019 at 11:26 am #

    Those of us that are graduates of Starfleet Academy must protest the comparison. Lock phasers on Planet Valenti.

    • Shakes
      January 30, 2019 at 12:37 pm #

      Set phasers to STUN

  22. Madame Du Barry
    January 30, 2019 at 1:02 pm #

    If I stand in line to get pot I’m going to get stoned that’s for sure and down it with a cold quart of beer.

    • Johnny Absurd
      January 30, 2019 at 1:52 pm #

      I also read that Hillary took an unauthorized flight to the moon a couple nights ago and brought back some contaminated moon dust, which she illegally spread on a sandwich being made for a political opponent. How does she keep getting away with these shenanigans? It’s awful.

    • Rule 27
      January 30, 2019 at 4:29 pm #

      I wonder if Jackubowitz worked with him?

  23. Long Wang
    January 30, 2019 at 1:52 pm #

    The first rule of Planet Valenti is: You do not bother reading any of Art Seller’s posts. Total waste of time.
    The second rule of Planet Valenti is: You do not bother reading any of Art Seller’s posts!
    Third rule of Planet Valenti: when someone yells “Stop posting stupid Dow reports” stop posting them!
    Fourth rule, Only 2 guys believe anything Shakes says. And they are both Shakes.
    Fifth rule: One multisyllabic word per post. Remember the IQ of the typical poster.
    Sixth rule: No spelling, no pay attention to anything you say
    Seventh rule: childish bashing of each other will go on for far too long
    And the Eight and final rule: If this is your first night at Planet Valenti, you must post something!

    • Johnny Absurd
      January 30, 2019 at 1:55 pm #

      Does Dan know you are making up rules for his blog? If not you really need to be reading rule number 9.

      • Art Seller
        January 30, 2019 at 2:18 pm #

        Scump attacking his own intelligence people. This is how the beginning of the end occurs in american politics. Things will only get worse. Scump will Bob and weave for a while but eventually collapse into a huge ball of lard. When this happens even Vlad will abandon him. Decent people need to hold on for a little longer but be rest assured the end of scump is near at hand. That you can bet on

      • Long Wang
        January 30, 2019 at 4:45 pm #

        The 8 rules are from a movie, with my own twist added to them. Which movie is it?
        And I’m sure Dan knows they are meant as a joke.

        • Art Seller
          January 31, 2019 at 12:47 pm #

          Yes long they are a joke and so are you. Justcsaeeing

    • Halo
      January 30, 2019 at 2:30 pm #

      You wong. rubble header night,kufrinkd an gee men, talk aw day. Gee 1301 sex pm Kuffrinks,7 ocrock. Yes a In.

  24. U
    January 30, 2019 at 2:35 pm #

    Toni Simnelli he make 67 g pension,not bad, plus brenies.

    • Miss Vito
      January 30, 2019 at 2:57 pm #

      Ro Rurgin make 57 g stooge he happy happy, but cry poverty on tv.

    • Cos
      January 30, 2019 at 3:05 pm #

      U Wong, rimnelli rake ray more,he tired a rice rinsipal. Just sayin

    • Art Seller
      January 30, 2019 at 3:19 pm #

      Yeah his favorite stupid line is “If you will” A true pay roll patriot. He shouldnt have any votes regarding the schools because he was a part of the taxpayers problem for over 40 years. He is golfing every day of the summer on the taxpayers dime. He needs to be voted out in the next city election. Any school dept boot licker like him has no business being on the city council. Down with this ass hole in November.

      • Hung Wang
        January 30, 2019 at 3:48 pm #

        Mr. Simonelli do say that very much time.

  25. Dave
    January 30, 2019 at 2:44 pm #

    Way off topic, which might be a good thing, but does anyone know where in the BB can you find the movies that are playing locally and the times? Looked yesterday and couldn’t find them, did it fast and thought I might have overlooked them. Took my time today page by page and still couldn’t find them. Assuming it must be that ads aren’t being taken out by the new company at the Beacon. That’s a recipe for success.

    • Johnny Absurd
      January 30, 2019 at 3:06 pm #

      Call the mayor. She has hit her stride and can probably comp you a couple of tickets (if you know somebody that knows somebody)

      • Halo
        January 30, 2019 at 4:38 pm #

        Why isn’t it on the city website, it is the gem of the City.

    • Harrison
      January 30, 2019 at 3:12 pm #

      Dave, just google Movies playing in Pittsfield MA. You don’t need to look on paper anymore. I’m sure movie theatres realize that most people just look online and don’t advertise in the papers.

  26. HarlanRinkleNutts
    January 30, 2019 at 3:10 pm #

    And Dave, you paid for the damn thing, tell her you want a free pass. Or slide in the back door like the sixties.

  27. Nota
    January 30, 2019 at 3:31 pm #

    The BeaCon was a joke from the get-go if the long term was in mind. Money was made just like trumps tax giveaway to the rich without blinking an eye. Netflix and e-movies should have forwarned tif givers, you know who they are and were. Wheres the Twenty Two plus million?

    • Johnny Absurd
      January 30, 2019 at 4:19 pm #

      Maybe it is not called the Beacon anymore. I sure would have changed that poison name right out of the gate. Look under “tax Free theaters” in Pittsfield, Ma.

      • Trumped Up
        January 30, 2019 at 4:26 pm #

        How about BeConned

      • Long Wang
        January 30, 2019 at 4:30 pm #

        The ‘Gobsig Theater’ would be perfect

  28. CosbiesLadies
    January 30, 2019 at 4:12 pm #

    Wow, GMan gutting out the weather to do his show tonight. 1301 channel 6.

    • Johnny Absurd
      January 30, 2019 at 4:55 pm #

      He da man

      • Hung Wang
        January 30, 2019 at 7:54 pm #

        G man let me borrow dog sled. I take fat chick for ride.

      • Art Seller
        January 30, 2019 at 7:58 pm #

        Dr. Wang. The Gman had buky with him tonight. Buky recovering. Will pull sled next week to Gman show when better. Save gas

  29. The school committee
    January 30, 2019 at 4:33 pm #

    The Planet does not care for Mrs Edgarton.

    • Brian C. Marquis
      January 31, 2019 at 8:58 am #

      Nobody cares for Ms. Edgerton; I know I don’t. She’s a political opportunist & hack.

      She campaigned against Capeless and Cacc because Capeless put her tired butt on trial for not reporting a sexual assault that occurred under supervision, while at DDS.

      And to think Ms. Edgerton is receiving an honorary bullshit award from MCLA, in their upcoming graduation. I guess when you’ve hit the political jackpot twice, as she has, an award is next to come.

      And that’s the bottom-line!!

      • Hung Wang
        January 31, 2019 at 12:26 pm #

        She have degree for being professional minority.

  30. Unwanted Carl
    January 30, 2019 at 4:42 pm #

    He does like B B Kng though. Unfortunately,the thrill is gone.

  31. H
    January 30, 2019 at 4:52 pm #

    G Man on right now tali,I get pctv,I no G Man? U Wong again wang. Kuffrinx Up next, 130free.

  32. CosbiesLadies
    January 30, 2019 at 5:02 pm #

    G Man perform magic tonight post on planet while doing show live,Wong wang fwitts nuts. Now put on channel 1303 kuffrinks perform disappearing numbers trick.

    • Mr. Fritz
      January 30, 2019 at 5:38 pm #

      A much better choice would be Lou Dobb’s show. You might learn something. Why waste time with a simpleton who can’t even operate his flip phone.

      • Art seller
        January 30, 2019 at 6:12 pm #

        Lou Dobbs!!!! Now we know why you are an idiot

  33. Cos
    January 30, 2019 at 5:05 pm #

    Scanwon at City School budget funnier than Jerry Feinfeld.

  34. Cos
    January 30, 2019 at 5:20 pm #

    Mel Mazz ask question to kuffrinks, no get strait ansa . Scanwon, he get no question.

  35. Mr. Fritz
    January 30, 2019 at 6:06 pm #

    Democratic govs of New York & Virginia now support infanticide. How alarming & disgusting.

    • Pat
      January 30, 2019 at 9:27 pm #

      I agree. It’s murder.

  36. Mr. Fritz
    January 30, 2019 at 6:09 pm #

    A wall is “immoral” but infanticide isn’t? The Democratic party is a disaster!

    • Gigi
      January 30, 2019 at 7:23 pm #

      I couldn’t agree more, Fritz. The hypocrisy of the left! While the Dems are crying about migrant kids being separated from their parents at the border, they are supporting third trimester abortion and abortion at birth. People should be outraged!

      • Pat
        January 30, 2019 at 9:26 pm #

        I am outraged. Third trimester abortion and even right before delivery is acceptable?!? A top OBGYN came forward today and said there is NO reason ever for a third trimester abortion. At that point just deliver the child. Why abort at that point?!? They have truly lost their marbles on the far left.

    • Art Seller
      January 31, 2019 at 12:30 pm #

      And so are you sped man.

  37. Gigi
    January 30, 2019 at 7:11 pm #

    Where are all the global warming cheerleaders tonight? Half the country is dealing with record-breaking lows. Maybe they should rename it “global freezing.”

  38. Gigi
    January 30, 2019 at 7:15 pm #

    Traitors! These two are idiots. If this bill passes, our enemies will have effectively tied our hands!

  39. Gigi
    January 30, 2019 at 7:19 pm #

    The real anti-Semites are embedded in the Democratic party!

    • Art Seller
      January 30, 2019 at 7:44 pm #

      Gigi. Anything you post needs to be fact checked. You and fritzy the ditzy twins. Just seeing. Sad and Sader

      • Art Seller
        January 30, 2019 at 7:53 pm #

        Russia and China are in our networks. They work with each other and pose a real threat to the grid and pipelines and infra structure. Trump allowing them to advance especially Russia. These two countries and scump pose the greatest threat to the US.

        • Pat
          January 30, 2019 at 9:20 pm #

          Where was all this concern when Russia was getting away with murder during the Obama years?

          • The school committee
            January 31, 2019 at 7:04 am #

            They put the sanctions on that Trump took off.He does what President Putin wants

        • X-Lachs Lounge
          January 31, 2019 at 8:14 am #

          In our networks? Yeah CNN and MSNBC.

      • Gigi
        January 30, 2019 at 7:53 pm #

        That’s funny, coming from you, the ultimate fraudster.
        Go ahead and fact check, you lazy bonehead.

        • Long Wang
          January 31, 2019 at 6:08 am #

          You’ve already forgotten the first 2 rules of Planet Valenti!
          It’s been proven in multiple scientific studies that reading Art’s posts cuts one’s IQ in half almost immediately! And replying kills more brain cells than a 4 day drinking binge.

          • Art Seller
            January 31, 2019 at 12:51 pm #

            long Wang GiGi..Same same. Two moron.

    • Pat
      January 30, 2019 at 9:19 pm #

      I agree Gigi. The far left also acts just like Russia while claiming to fear Russia. Controlling the media, trying to destroy our great economy, silencing voices….these are all tactics used by Russia to control the people of their country.

      The far left is also becoming more and more anti-white people as well.

      • The school committee
        January 31, 2019 at 7:06 am #

        Pat, do you appreciate Obama handing Trump a great evonomy.

        • Long Wang
          January 31, 2019 at 8:34 am #

          That’s an outright lie. GDP growth was a horrible 1.8% last quarter of ’16. That’s not a good economy, that’s a terrible one. Nice try.

      • Art Seller
        January 31, 2019 at 12:58 pm #

        And Pat same same same. 3 moron. One person. Just seeding. Pat. Scump is Russia only you dont know it. 260 million Americans know this. Where is your brain sir.

  40. Shakes
    January 30, 2019 at 8:16 pm #

    Actually neither of my daughters graduated high school yet, although one just got a 50% scholarship to her first choice university.

    A small yacht? If it can’t propel itself, it’s not a yacht, not really a boat, it’s more of a float. And a $500 day charter sounds like garbage to me. Probably have to bring your own boat, food, gas, and captain. Money is not the issue, it’s more like I don’t want to be on some rickety busted up S.S. Minnow.

    • Art Seller
      January 30, 2019 at 8:51 pm #

      Moron we could bet but your word no good. Vewy fine yacht. 500 day lodging food incl. Sleep in luxury airstream land yacht. Look it up moron. Gman say use shakes as bait. Shake and bait.shakemoron.

      • Shakes
        January 31, 2019 at 6:32 am #

        Way to claim Trump is racist then type in mock accent on this blog. You’re just a arrogant, hypocritical, d-bag.

    • Long Wang
      January 31, 2019 at 6:09 am #

      I hear you can book a 3 hour tour on that yacht. Ginger or Maryann – that is the question.

  41. Madame Du Barry
    January 30, 2019 at 8:58 pm #

    Shake bait good for bottom feeder. Just playin….hit stride tonight pipe broke,big blll but home assessment heepum Up….gotta, find out about Home on street,value down 30,ooo no reason given.

    • Art Seller
      January 30, 2019 at 9:10 pm #

      Madame soon people will be giving houses away just to get out from underneath of them. Once rates exceed property taxes bye bye pittsfield. Unfortunately I am not joking.

      • u
        January 30, 2019 at 9:19 pm #

        You hit stride g man, many years ago,me still in starting gate.

  42. Art Seller
    January 30, 2019 at 9:04 pm #

    Wine making or basket weaving. These are high demand professions. They could keep shakes loaded and float it out to sea doing all of us a favor

  43. Ghost Rider
    January 30, 2019 at 9:11 pm #

    Re: Movies, Cinema and the like.
    We don’t go to the theaters anymore; live or not.
    The live theaters are full of rude, crude and obnoxious bastards that arrive late, use their cameras ad nauseum and drag their spawn who could care less and express that in a show of procrastination of noise and acting out.
    The film theaters are full mini recorders and general telephone calls as well as the rude spawn
    The staff does nothing!
    In my day the staff would “light you up for snagging a kiss”
    Today, we wait, watch the reviews and if it suits OUR requirements, rent it. Watch it it from our home, pause it to make drink or a meal or go to the “loo.” Kill it it if we don’t like it or watch it to the end.
    What a concept, eh? Who needs to see a new movie fresh out of the can anyway?
    Let it get it’s reviews, read the reviews and rent it or not. Is there a need to watch it IMMEDIATELY? Nope. Just sayin’

  44. Art Seller
    January 30, 2019 at 9:17 pm #

    Ghost you live a very exciting life. Just wait for the movie to appear on TV and watch it for free. No hassel with renting and all that

  45. Trump Fellas
    January 30, 2019 at 10:10 pm #

    Just announced in the Eagle. City Coffers are up up up.

    • doomiedodger
      January 31, 2019 at 3:37 am #

      Is it because the mayor knowingly over taxes in order to have play money for busy work projects enriching the donor class

  46. Ron Kitterman
    January 31, 2019 at 4:11 am #

    Thanks Dan I thought that was Mike Douglas with the talk show !

    • danvalenti
      January 31, 2019 at 10:39 am #

      Yes, true, but you’ve been around Pittsfield hack politics long enough to know NEVER confuse them with facts.

  47. Gigi
    January 31, 2019 at 5:23 am #

    While the country continues to break low temperature records,
    Al Gore, international high priest of global warming, continues to increase his bank account thru his fraudulent claims;

    • Pat
      January 31, 2019 at 5:48 am #

      Gore is such a fraud. He got super rich on being a fraud.

      • acheshirecat
        January 31, 2019 at 6:23 am #

        In 2006 Al Gore said “we will reach the point of no return in ten years”. I don’t think any of his predictions from his movie have come true.

        • Long Wang
          January 31, 2019 at 8:38 am #

          I don’t know what’s worse, Gore and AOC flat out lying about the ‘end of the world’ or the millions of people stupid enough to believe them.

  48. Gigi
    January 31, 2019 at 5:28 am #

    Here’s another great analysis.
    We all know Art believes in this nonsense! How many more suckers are out there on this blog?

    • Pat
      January 31, 2019 at 5:36 am #

      True Gigi. The mid-west is colder than Antarctica and Siberia right now.

  49. AgentSmith
    January 31, 2019 at 5:32 am #

    I’m not suggesting people use their own names but can we maybe all agree to use only one moniker each? Pick one and stick with it? It’s getting to hard to tell who’s who.

    • Long Wang
      January 31, 2019 at 6:13 am #

      I only post under Long Wang. Don’t get me confused with Hung Wang, although we may be related in some distant manner.

    • Johnny Absurd
      January 31, 2019 at 8:56 am #

      and perhaps people can pick names that are not so ridiculous. Agent Smith??? Really??? Like you are a real Agent…I don’t think so

      • Long Wang
        January 31, 2019 at 10:28 am #

        Odd, your moniker is downright absurd

        • Art Seller
          January 31, 2019 at 1:04 pm #

          Long Wang we are positive you are a liar by the handle you use. If you were an honest man you would tell us your real name Short Wang. Dang. What a liar.

          • Trump Train
            January 31, 2019 at 3:27 pm #


            How much art have you sold?

            You should stick to sewage plants, since you are basically full of feces, uninformed and a blind follower of globalist propaganda.