(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY FEB. 13, 2019) — It wasn’t the best of weeks for embattled Democrats, not with the likes of Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Mich, and Alexandria Ocascio-Cortez, D-N.Y. screeching away. The two not-ready-for-prime-time freshmen reps resembled children pretending to sit at the adult’s table at Thanksgiving.  The adults in the party, once again, had to step in and tell the kids to recede.

Omar, who took all of a day to embarrass herself and her party by saying about the President that the “motherfucker” had to go in 2020, last week made an ignorant remark plying the stereotype about Jews and money: “Q: How did the Grand Canyon form? A: A Jew lost a nickel and began digging for it.” That wasn’t the comment, but it can be found in the same regrettable file.  It’s not the first time Omar has made anti-Semitic remarks since winning office, not surprising for this one-time writer for Lewis Farrakhan’s anti-Jewish magazine Final Call. Same holds true for her fellow Muslim freshman rep., Rashida Tlaib, D-MI, whose anti-Israel’s invective has required spin then rebuke from leadership. Say this about the Dems: They know how to pick ’em.

House speaker Nancy Pelosi along with the entire Democratic leadership condemned Omar’s statements, demanding an apology that Omar quickly delivered. Was the apology sincere or half-hearted? THE PLANET won’t pretend to gaze into Omar’s soul. We shall take her at her word and let her actions provide the answer. It’s notable the leadership did not impose any penalty, a contrast to what Republicans did when Rep. Stephen King asked, in effect, “What’s so wrong about white supremacy?” GOP leaders stripped King of all committee assignments. Omar will still be allowed to remain on the House Foreign Relations Committee

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If Omar’s actions weren’t bad enough, Ocascio-Cortez poured boiling lye into the wound she opened the day before with her launch of the so-called Green New Deal. The GND triggered an avalanche of criticism and scorn ranging from serious analysis to cow-fart jokes. The plan on the merits caused enough damage, but then AOC had to double up the next day, trying to say that the FAQ sent out with the proposal was “published by mistake.”

“Mistakes happen when doing time launches like this,” said the congresswoman’s chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti.


THE PLANET  back in the day wrote countless press release, speeches, and press kits replete with FAQs. When you run a professional outfit, mistakes like that do not happen. There are too many editorial checks and balances. You wouldn’t be in business too long otherwise. Of course, we mined our salt in the Dreaded Private Sector, unlike AOC. This tells us that either the congresswoman has a staff as incompetent as she is or the release wasn’t a mistake but a misjudgment of the reaction it would receive. If the latter, it shows how out of touch AOC is with the American public.

The backdrop of all this is the 2020 presidential election. Out-of-control ideologues and amateurs such as AOC, Omar, Corey Booker and the rest of the young Dem rads will ensure GOP hold of the Oval Office — unless, of course, the Democrats decide they belong at the adult table and run someone against President Trump with sufficient credibility and gravitas. The showboating AOC and the party’s similar publicity hounds has already done incalculable damage to the party’s image, and confusion reigns. You’ll recall just the day before they were on board with the Green New Deal. Today can’t scramble away from the wreckage fast enough.

Pelosi has handled the crises well and each day demonstrates why she is the party’s leader in the House. And you know that Joe Biden loved the turmoil as much as Donald Trump, again thinking of 2020. Perhaps going forward they will see what #Me Too (soon to be renamed #Me Uh-Oh) politics is doing to the Republic, a magnified version of the mini-drama playing in the Berkshires with the likes of Andrea Harrington, Helen Moon, TFB, Shirley Edgerton and company proving that, sometimes, biology IS destiny.


“[It] was as if someone was drinking kerosene so he could spit fire”Georges Braque on Pablo Picasso.



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  1. CC The Maze Sun
    February 12, 2019 at 9:14 pm #

    “Everybody’s got something to hide except for me and my monkey” “Hey!”

  2. Jonathan Melle
    February 12, 2019 at 10:04 pm #

    What about Trump’s “foot in his mouth” statements, including that he likes to grab women by their pussy, calling African majority countries “Shithole countries”, and so on?

    The Democrats need to unify and Impeach Trump in 2019 to defeat him in 2020!

    • Pat
      February 13, 2019 at 5:24 am #

      Stop watching Mika on Good Morning Joe who even this morning is still spinning conspiracy theories about President Trump even after we received word yesterday that Mueller has no evidence of collusion with Russia. These people need to keep the ratings high on their show. They need the money to continue living their extravagant lifestyles so they will continue to lie to a very gullible segment of the American population who are consumed by hatred for President Trump.

      Mueller has had the tax returns of President Trump all along and if Mueller had knowledge of President Trump being a spy or a Manchurian candidate, he would have removed him from office long ago. The main target of this investigation all along was President Trump.

      • Stoll wondering
        February 13, 2019 at 7:08 am #

        No need to waste time on Jonathan. He is the definition of “Internet Troll”.

        • Art Seller
          February 13, 2019 at 11:37 am #

          No You are the troll. What he states in his post is factual. Try to learn from facts and only post facts also. Your post is drivel and doesnt say much about you. Try again when you have some valid information. Jest saeing

      • Art Seller
        February 13, 2019 at 9:56 am #

        Pat. Where did you hear that Mueller didnt have the goods on S???. What you meant to say is that a senate intelligent bi partisan committee concluded they haven’t got any direct proof but they didnt have the tools available to Mueller. Mueller hasb36 indictments and many convictions and pleas from people directly related to S. We’ all forgive you because we know that you only get fox and Breitbart indoctrination. Let’s wait to see what the Special prosecutor says. Americans trust him 56 to 33% for factual content in comparison to S. Jest daring

        • Mr. Fritz
          February 13, 2019 at 1:00 pm #

          You owe everyone on this blog an apology for spreading fake news about a Trump- Russian collusion.

          • Mr. Fritz
            February 13, 2019 at 2:51 pm #

            Wrong again, Art. The Senate Intel Committee has access to more sources of info than Mueller does. There IS, however, evidence of Hillary- Russia collusion.
            You continue to post fraudulent info about Trump-Russia collusion so be a man and apologize to the Trump supporters on this blog.

          • Still wondering
            February 14, 2019 at 9:09 am #

            I rest my case, for now.

  3. H
    February 13, 2019 at 4:40 am #

    National debt 22 trillion……So much for nickels.Trump is a colossal failure.

    • Art Seller
      February 13, 2019 at 4:13 pm #

      Fritzy. You are 100% incorrect. What Mueller has that the committee didnt is !like the difference of day from night. I tried to reckon with you but no one can deal with someone who doesnt want to learn. Thus Bye Bye.

    • Art Seller
      February 14, 2019 at 9:13 am #

      Still Wondering.. Your case was rested long ago. Try to follow the conversation!!!

  4. Truthsayer
    February 13, 2019 at 4:46 am #

    The MeToo movement has resulted in a cluster of women being elected who simply are not qualified for their elected positions. Being an empowered woman does not provide one with a free pass to make foolish statements or to attempt to advance radical ideas damaging to the constituents and party one represents. Our own DA fits this description as well.

    These women need to realize, like all freshman elected officials regardless of gender, that they are there to represent a much larger group of people than their core supporters. One must take baby steps when learning to walk.

    • Art Seller
      February 13, 2019 at 10:18 am #

      Truth. Pittsfield has many woman who hold positions they are not qualified for. Some but certainly not all are the following who are of the greatest danger to the taxpayer: Tired, Bouvier, moon, rivers Kennedy Wynn Edgerton Crane etc etc. What do they all have in common??? Buffoons who couldn’t find their way out of a room with a thousand doors. Each of these light weights could never cut mustard in the private sector so they go for positions where they can pull the wool over the eyes of uninformed tax payer and do it without impunity. Here in lies the problem.!Also there is some of the opposite sex who are just as incompetent. Think Council members, School committee members. And special interest group chiefs and put it all together and you have the reason why the city is falling apart. There is only one way to correct this and I have stated it a thousand times::: The ballot box. We all need to start thinking about the November election now and also start to keep score now so we will know what we have to do in November. One thing is for certain. The Eagle will endorse the worst of the worst but we must be ready to go to the polls and not vote for anyone the eagle endorses. Who are they??? Reread my post.

  5. Pat
    February 13, 2019 at 5:12 am #

    The Democrats created the MeToo Movement and it has evolved into the out of control Frankenstein Monster that is destroying the credibility of the far left. The MeToo movement shows the hypocrisy on the left when one of their own is accused of rape by two separate women and there isn’t any groups of women dressed in white chanting and hissing to remove him from office because he is a Democrat like they are. No cries of “This could be your daughter”. No screaming mobs to supposedly speak for all women as with the Kavanaugh hearings that turned into a circus.

    It just shows how politically motivated this MeToo movement is and that it’s not about concern for women, but about taking down powerful people you don’t like from the Republican side.

    • LW
      February 13, 2019 at 10:01 am #

      Sadly, what you say is true.

    • Art Seller
      February 13, 2019 at 10:36 am #

      Pat The Frankenstein monster you are talking about is Trump. The most hated person in then world. Over two hundred million sane Americans will come to the polls in 2020 if trump isn’t impeached by then to send him packing. A big problem I see after that is what are we going to do about the other ,90 million Americans such as you who find no problem with a leader who has told over 8600 confirmed lies? Could you please for our sake tell us how it is that you can ignore Trumps 8600 confirmed lies? If you can justify this you should be nominated for some medal but what medal I dont know which one. Answer the question Maybe someone will
      help us know.

      • Pat
        February 13, 2019 at 2:46 pm #

        If President Trump doesn’t win the 2020 elections Mr. Art Seller, this country will have a very big problem called Socialism. It has destroyed every country that has attempted it and ours will be no different if we are stupid enough to go down that road.

        Big government telling us how to live our lives? No thank you Mr. Art Seller. In exchange for all of these goodies they say they will give us, we will lose our FREEDOM. Don’t be fooled. The Venezuelan people are warning Americans that they were promised Paradise by their government and they have ended up with Hell. Paradise has gone down the drain very quickly in these socialist countries.

        • Art Seller
          February 13, 2019 at 5:17 pm #

          Pat if trump gets to the next election which I believe he hasn’t a prayer he would totally destroy this country. We can take comfort in the fact that Mueller will soon burry trump. Turn on your TV right now and learn about how close trump is to the guillotine. Its all over except the fat lady singing.

  6. See
    February 13, 2019 at 5:26 am #

    Another bunch of lies in El Paso the other night.

  7. Gigi
    February 13, 2019 at 6:41 am #

    The Democrat party is indeed imploding. Great column Dan.

    I would also include the mess in Virginia with their governor (a medical doctor) who endorses infanticide and racism, along with the Lt. Gov. accused twice of rape, and their racist AG.

    I would also include Pocahontas, our lying Senator now running for President – the quote by James Woods says it all; “You’re done. Pack up your teepee and follow the buffalo herd. Happy trails Liawatha.”

    The Republicans offered up the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act which Pelosi has refused to bring to a vote for four days straight. The Republicans have vowed to continue to pressure for the passage of this bill.

    May Trump win in a landslide in 2020!

    • Mr. Fritz
      February 13, 2019 at 1:04 pm #

      More false info from you Art. Warren’s whole professional life has been based on a lie about her ancestry. Lie upon lie upon lie. You continue to promote fake news.

    • Art Seller
      February 13, 2019 at 10:55 am #

      GiGi. You have lost all credibility. Please give us some facts. Breitbart is not a good source for facts. Drivel yes. Facts no.

      • X-Lachs Lounge
        February 13, 2019 at 11:14 am #

        You just can’t handle truth Art. You just like yelling fake facts from your backside.

        • Art Seller
          February 13, 2019 at 11:49 am #

          No lounger. I try to post factual information. Every thing I say comes from my studying many sources of information. If you want a name of a proof positive liar it is spelled TRUMP. That Is The Absolute Truth. Incontrovertible fact. I love truth and facts. I’m certain the majority of sane indivividuals agree ,100% with me. Your post adds nothing to the conversation. Take a look at it. It says nothing.

          • Johnny2Shoes
            February 13, 2019 at 8:04 pm #


            You need to cool your jets with the insults when someone else has a different opinion than you. The G Man needs to put you in a timeout. Your possibly costing the G Man votes if he runs for office and viewers of his highly rated cable show. Hannity wishes he had your ratings.

          • danvalenti
            February 14, 2019 at 9:17 am #

            Good advice here. Any insults and the whole comment will be redacted.

          • Dick Flimsy
            February 14, 2019 at 10:44 am #

            Just about every Art seller post contains a put dow a slam or an insult.

      • Gigi
        February 13, 2019 at 6:27 pm #

        I post this info for people who don’t have access to good news sources and appreciate the truth.
        You are free to remain ignorant!

        • Art Seller
          February 13, 2019 at 7:57 pm #

          GiGi Breitbart and fox are your bibles. I gave you many good sources but you haven’t investigated them. Most smart people dont bother with the ignorant people they just ignore them but I am a little different. I at least try to help them but at some point I have to move on so not to get pulled down to someone’s level. I always look to get pulled UP to someone’s level. You should try this

  8. X-Lachs Lounge
    February 13, 2019 at 7:15 am #

    • Dick Flimsy
      February 13, 2019 at 10:28 am #

      Good read. Mueller is a crook.

    • Mr. Fritz
      February 13, 2019 at 6:42 pm #

      Great post X-Lachs. Mueller’s shady dealings in Boston, exposed.

    • Johnny2Shoes
      February 14, 2019 at 5:47 pm #

      I enjoy watching Howie on the Newsmax channel. The guy’s got some good stuff and some great connections in the political world. Joe Pags is decent also.

  9. Johnny Absurd
    February 13, 2019 at 7:31 am #

    Let it all out people. Let it all out…

    • Kermit Frog
      February 13, 2019 at 7:53 am #

      Yes, if we have a girlbrat problem we most certainly have a man baby problem as demonstrated by our president.
      This bill or whatever it was is certainly a way to support green industry – think Democrats support solar lobbyists and Republicans support natural gas/fracking lobbyists. There are several articles online about solar industry pushing for more government incentives.
      Lastly, the new deal was effective for infrastructure because the secretary of the interior was a total nit picker against corruption and cronyism.

  10. The school committee
    February 13, 2019 at 7:42 am #

    Trump is sitting in the corner in a National time out.Pelosi has won the battle of the Wall being paid for by Mexico.The President of the birther is folding like a two dollar bill and its so frustrating for Don.Republicans see the writing on the wall in their district.

  11. Brian C. Marquis
    February 13, 2019 at 8:06 am #

    Each time I see Ocascio-Cortez speak at one of her public appearances – her idiocy reminds me of left-handed Harrington.

  12. The school committee
    February 13, 2019 at 8:39 am #

    Watched the budget meeting and I can say this,our poverty stricken city has not one councilor on the side of poor taxpayers.There is no interest in handling finances in a responsible manner.The slum landlords are buying alot of cheap property in the crime neighbor hoods.Could somebody see if Lenox is interested in buying Southeast Pittsfield so we can get these aholes into a town that can afford their decisions about money.If I ran a business I would fire any councilor who worked for me because they can’t add.

  13. H
    February 13, 2019 at 8:44 am #

    I have a ice pick in winter and baseball bat in summer for self protection.

    • LW
      February 13, 2019 at 10:03 am #

      I have a photo of TFB for protection. Show that to anyone and they’ll run screaming with their tail between their legs.

      • See
        February 13, 2019 at 11:23 am #

        That would do it.

      • Art Seller
        February 13, 2019 at 11:26 am #

        LW Those that see her in person run twice as fast. If you have a picture of her in your wallet and someone steals it you can be certain that you will get your wallet back. Very few crooks would have the stomach to look at that for any length of time. That would be enough to have these crooks give a second thought about ever stealing a wallet again. Perhaps we should give everyone in the city a picture of her. That would stop crime in its place. My!!! Are we having fun today???? Its just nonsense but its a good diversion. If someone had my picture in their wallet it would scare the hell out of crooks also.

        • LW
          February 13, 2019 at 11:47 am #

          If someone ever saw my photo they would send me a sympathy card.

          • Art Seller
            February 13, 2019 at 3:18 pm #

            LW I sent it. Did you get it????

  14. James
    February 13, 2019 at 8:51 am #

    The Globe has a story on Healey, the “people’s lawyer” and her office trinkets. We really need to send a gift to thank her for gifting us with such a quality people’s politician instead of a real lawyer for DA. I hope a plumber does her colonoscopy.

  15. AgentSmith
    February 13, 2019 at 8:57 am #

    Again “mistakes” like this just smack of incompetence.
    But to call it a mistake would be to buy into the lie.
    It was published as a FAQ, a FAQ (frequently asked questions) is a marketing design to make it seems like people are asking about it, trying to make it seem “buzz worthy”.
    You can’t have frequently asked questions about something no one has seen, so it was marketing and PR from the start.

    If you follow the history of the “FAQ” it was revised two times before taken down it wasn’t “reduced” more talking points were added to it, talking points that are in the bills actual language.
    The “FAQ” was released to “news” organizations like Vox, NPR and “left leaning” websites days prior to it being posted on her website. Those releases included the much maligned “unwilling to work” line. It came directly from her office to the hands of NPR.
    You can’t claim it was doctored and a right wing conspiracy if it came directly from your office
    Omar is a racist and a facist nothing more, nothing less.

    • danvalenti
      February 13, 2019 at 9:06 am #

      Thanks for the thoughts. When my company did FAQs as part of press kits, they were included as a help to journalists. We would brainstorm questions the press might want to ask the particular newsmaker for whom we were writing. We’d take the best ones, the most obvious ones, and with the client provide answers. Journalists found them useful.

      • AgentSmith
        February 13, 2019 at 10:39 am #

        So that FAQ was more like a strange QNA (questions nobody asked) pun and modification of Q&A intended.

        The problem is marketing and PR firms have long co-opted the FAQ and used it more as a script of what people should ask and think about and to obfuscate the real issues.

        It’s press-tidigitation. Look here, not over there.

        • Art Seller
          February 13, 2019 at 5:39 pm #

          Agent The secretary played from the same game book. Pitiful.

        • danvalenti
          February 13, 2019 at 5:57 pm #

          Good point. When we handled press relations for a client, we offered PR and marketing but with an emphasis on news. That was one of our advantages in the marketplace. We would be up front with clients and tell them that we knew how the press thought and what would and wouldn’t play. We worked hard to keep the B.S. to a minimum and amp up news value. This was especially true with bad news. Once a client company had a worker die in a lab accident. The Big Shots on Rug Row met, including legal and marketing communications. We were called in and advised that the best way to handle it was straight and true. Say what happened, what you knew about it, as soon as you knew about it. The lawyers literally parsed every word of the statement, but honesty and frankness served the client well then and later on. With FAQs, we worked them like mock press conferences. In fact, we would sometimes stage mock press conferences with the client and pepper the person who would be behind the podium the next day with the toughest questions we could fire at him or her. AO-C’s FAQ was obviously an animal of a different type, the type you mention — an attempt to script coverage. They got caught. It was amateur night.

      • u
        February 13, 2019 at 11:54 am #

        Helen has it covered.

    • LW
      February 13, 2019 at 10:11 am #

      AOC is a bald faced liar who lacks the intelligence, experience, and integrity to serve the public in any capacity whatsoever.
      The Woman’s March and Omar The Racist all prove the Democrats, which have turned the wrong way and in a most dangerous fashion, is actually the party of anti-semitism, racism, sexism, bigotry, violence and hatred.

      • Still wondering
        February 13, 2019 at 11:15 am #

        Sad but true, LW.

        • Art Seller
          February 13, 2019 at 12:35 pm #

          The Gman just called me and asked that I post that he will be re runing his Jan.23 tv show tonight at ,6 and will be re running it frequently up until election time. He says this is a show every city resident must see. He wants to show you how corrupt politics can be here in pittsfield and how you can protect yourself against finding yourself in the situations he found himself in during the past election cycles. The Gman tells it like it is and thinks everyone will benefit from this Jan 23 show. If you hate Gobsigs. This show is for you

        • Two Cents
          February 14, 2019 at 9:55 am #

          Even as a lifetime Democrat I totally agree, the progressive movement is turning this country against itself. A house divided….

        • Art Seller
          February 14, 2019 at 3:58 pm #

          SW. Really!!!!!!

      • Johnny Absurd
        February 13, 2019 at 12:34 pm #

        Get that hostility out of your system LW. Elsewise you might take it out on your loved ones. Vent vent vent!!! It is what the doctor ordered.

      • Mr. Fritz
        February 13, 2019 at 1:07 pm #

        Not to mention the party of infanticide.

      • Mr. Fritz
        February 13, 2019 at 4:21 pm #

        You aren’t 82 and Norway isn’t socialist as you stated yesterday. More lies from Art, the king of deception. Norway has high taxes to support its government handout programs, but does not have socialism as its economic system.

  16. LW
    February 13, 2019 at 11:55 am #

    Look (a favorite way of Obama’s to start a sentence), if you dig deep enough into any party, campaign, person, family, etc. you’ll find things that aren’t anything to be proud of, and some things downright criminal. The Democrats failed to take that into proper consideration when they started all this -ist and -phobe, and -ism crap. Now it’s falling back on them and they look like a bunch of hypocrites and liars. Right now, they make the Republican Party look like a bunch of angels and that’s almost impossible to do.

    • Johnny Absurd
      February 13, 2019 at 12:45 pm #

      How many kids does Trump have in cages today?// Oops, turns out he stopped counting.

      • Art Seller
        February 13, 2019 at 3:58 pm #

        Johnny. All of them!!!!!!

  17. See
    February 13, 2019 at 12:06 pm #

    The only reason Hillary wasn’t elected was because of her Husband. Trump has brought it to a new level. He’s immoral,dishonest,lies at every turn,is a tax cheat,and just a disrespectful, homophobe, racist bigot. He could be re-elected, people today hate that much. He even has the Planet on his payroll.

    • Art Seller
      February 13, 2019 at 3:54 pm #

      James. I wonder if she could recall this lizard and prosecute her for impersonating a lawyer. The city has its share of buffoons and all it takes is for one of them to get elected and soon the city is full of them. We need to sweep city hall n November and start over. It couldn’t be any worse than what we have today.

    • Art Seller
      February 13, 2019 at 9:32 pm #

      See yup. You speak the truth. Many on this site dont care for the truth. Trump has told over 8600 confirmed lies and many swear that these lies are the truth. I dont get it. I have always valued the truth but I guess that doesnt count anymore. If this is the new rotation. Let me off!!!!

  18. The school committee
    February 13, 2019 at 12:31 pm #

    I see no one is reporting how much more in taxes they recieved from The Don

    • LW
      February 13, 2019 at 1:45 pm #

      Jeez, could that be because most haven’t filed their returns yet? I’ll let y’all know by April 15th. And I won’t forget to calculate in how much more I get in my paycheck now. Unlike those who say they are paying more because the are only going by their tax returns, and somehow conveniently “forgot” they get more in their paychecks under the new tax plan.

      • Johnny Absurd
        February 13, 2019 at 2:42 pm #

        Can we just shut the GD government back down so we can get a wall? Please? We need a wall now and shutting the government down seems like a good way to get one. In fact, that is how China got their wall and Berlin as well. Besides, it was kinda fun watching all those people on Tv whining about not having money for food and stuff. shut it down!..shut it down!

    • Art Seller
      February 13, 2019 at 8:08 pm #

      TSC I saw something on the news and the IRS says income tax returns are down by either 5.6% or 8.6% I can’t remember which one it is. I will read it in the NYT tomorrow. And report back

      • Art Seller
        February 13, 2019 at 8:13 pm #

        Let me correct. The returns on income tax was down by either 5.6% or 8.6% less than last years returns if you are getting a return.

      • LW
        February 14, 2019 at 6:35 am #

        Art, 2 points. 1) You blast posters for using brietbart or fox as news sources yet you use the NYT which is just as bad if not worse than either of those.
        2) Tax returns in general should be less this year… because the feds have been taking out less taxes all year. When you pay less taxes you’ll get a smaller return. Got it?
        To accurately (that is, without leftist spin) calculate if your taxes went down or up, you take the total amount the feds took out minus your tax return. Then divide that by your total taxable income and you’ll get your true tax percentage.
        Once my return is done I’ll let you all know if my taxes went up or down. No spin, no BS, just the facts ma’am.

        • LW
          February 14, 2019 at 12:47 pm #

          Foxnews had the manafort story today. watched it myself. So did Newsmax. I don’t bother with brietbart, or any of those other shows like Hannity so I couldn’t say.
          But the fact you compare anything to MSN says it all – they are the most leftist station on TV, even outdoing CNN.

      • X-Lachs Lounge
        February 14, 2019 at 11:02 am #

        The NYT has been printing fake news since the days of Walter Duranty. Now they are just the house organ of the Democrat party.

        • X-Lachs Lounge
          February 14, 2019 at 2:30 pm #

          If you knew who Duranty was you wouldn’t have to ask

        • Art Seller
          February 14, 2019 at 4:18 pm #

          LW good for you. MSM. It is one of my sources and if I find bias or unfairness I won’t hesitate to ditch it. It turns out much of it is very factual and I always enjoy watching guests who have differing opinions. Right wing is too much same same. Before I post anything I try to get confirmation from several sources because I am very aware what lying can do. 90 million Americans have been brainwashed with overv8600 confirmed lies spun by trump. I have asked many on this board to explain this and instead of answering they throw stones at me. With this attitude there is no possibility of having an ongoing civil conversation. All I get back is terse sound bites. Intelligent conversation is sorely lacking. Without it we will have the turmoil we are experiencing in the country today. But be assured big changes are coming soon for the US and they will be positive. I guarantee it will because following chaos you have calm and calm is coming without trump as president

        • danvalenti
          February 14, 2019 at 4:46 pm #

          I’ll take Jimmy Durante instead.

    • Johnny2Shoes
      February 13, 2019 at 9:45 pm #

      This write up might help?

      • Art Seller
        February 14, 2019 at 12:24 pm #

        J2S. You’ve got a point there!!!!

  19. Pat
    February 13, 2019 at 3:04 pm #

    The far left is counting on Trump hatred to win the 2020 election for them. Their agenda is government control of our lives and lots of power for them by turning us socialist.. Don’t fall for their deception. Don’t destroy our great country by voting for anti-semitism, infanticide, hatred, a lust for power, and the hypocrisy of the far left. If you don’t like President Trump, he will not be president forever, but our country will be STUCK with socialism until we are destroyed by it.

    The Venezuelan people are pleading with us not to be fooled as they have been by the promises of socialism.

  20. See
    February 13, 2019 at 3:29 pm #

    I am willing to add to the 22 trillion dollar debt to secure the Putins dream for a Wall. Anything than less is an insult to theTrump Base.

    • Art Seller
      February 13, 2019 at 5:04 pm #

      Breaking news. Mueller convinces judge that manafort lied about Russia collusion. His prison sentence to be extended. Shows direct evidence of trump involvement. This is shocking news and first direct news of trump involvement. We will have to watch how this plays out

      • Agent 86
        February 13, 2019 at 6:14 pm #

        Where can this information be found?

        • Agent 86
          February 14, 2019 at 6:02 am #

          North Adams

        • Agent 86
          February 14, 2019 at 6:07 am #

          You and TSC love to dodge questions

  21. Mr. Fritz
    February 13, 2019 at 4:27 pm #

    If you are outraged by the movement of our culture towards infanticide – check out – and mark your calendar for 2-23-19. The event will take place in Albany, NY.

    • Pat
      February 13, 2019 at 6:14 pm #

      Thank you Mr. Fritz!!!

    • Pat
      February 13, 2019 at 6:01 pm #

      Seems like the whole idea is to say white people are bad people. Isn’t this how hatred and eventually violence started against the Jewish people?!? Williams College used to be one of the most prestigious colleges until it too became tainted by these Marxist activist teachers and students. No way the students are getting a great education there anymore when all of this indoctrination is going on.

      • LW
        February 14, 2019 at 8:04 am #

        Indoctrination is a major tool of fascist gov’ts. Other fascist tools the Left uses:
        Create An Enemy: Left paints anyone who does not agree with them as an ist, phobe, or ism. You are the enemy if you are not just like them.
        Fear: Left creates fake fear about racism, the environment, Russian collusion, stolen elections, etc. And the sheeple eat it all up.
        Violence: Left promotes and encourages violent protests, smashing cars, shop windows, beating people up.
        Propaganda: The Left and the media are hugely complicit in this. Fake News is at it’s height and liberal media is the main driving force behind it.

        • Art Seller
          February 14, 2019 at 11:19 am #

          LW. I like your post but it is out of phase. This describes the right to the letter.

      • The school committee
        February 14, 2019 at 11:32 am #

        Pat,all your leaders went to college.

    • Mr. Fritz
      February 13, 2019 at 6:38 pm #

      Wow Agent thanks for posting that. Williams College – busy turning out tomorrow’s radical Democrat Socialists!

  22. Gigi
    February 13, 2019 at 6:23 pm #

    AOC’s plan to ensure the complete economic destruction of the U.S.;

    Glad to see that McConnell will bring this to a vote – so everyone
    will see who the traitors are!

    • Johnny2Shoes
      February 13, 2019 at 7:38 pm #

      Most democrats will vote present and avoid being put on record supporting it. This disaster is just a democrat 2020 election propaganda tool. They will use it for the next 2 years leading up to the elections. Granted some of them actually believe this bull shit and then there are many who see it as Amy aspirational does. You know the routine, conservatives hate clean air, water etc.. so vote for us. AOC will build that high speed rail in California all by herself now that it was cancelled.I hope they go after California for the 3.5 billion the feds gave them for it.

    • Hell Toupee
      February 14, 2019 at 7:18 am #

      Manafort has the goods on how Trump faked the moon langing.

  23. Kermit
    February 13, 2019 at 6:38 pm #

    I think O.C. Is Markey’s minion. MA Senator wants Federal incentives for Solar as its good for MA and his donors. I can’t say Solar is bad, surely better than coal. I think they were hoping she would energize a base to get momentum and it dropped like a lead ballon.

  24. H
    February 13, 2019 at 8:04 pm #

    What is Manafort hiding? Methinks it’s about Don Jr. and will lead to Sr.

    • Art Seller
      February 13, 2019 at 8:37 pm #

      H let me tell you what I think. Manafort has the goods on trump and he is definetly angling for a pardon. There is no other reason why he put himself in such legal jeapordy. It is very likely that trump won’t keep his promise and pardon him but what Manafort can do then is turn States witness and recant and spill all the beans on trump. Actually the SC doesnt need manafort because they have Gates and he was right there with manafort with the meeting with the Russians. It looks like this is the smoking gun that everyone has been looking for but Mueller has had this info for some time. Mueller is batting 1000 and has never lost a case in prosecuting trump associates and he is now coming after Trump. I would say that we will see the conclusion of trumps traitorous activity fair!y soon and most people on planet earth will be rejoicing. The days of a traitorous president are quickly coming to a calamatous end.

      • Art Seller
        February 13, 2019 at 8:56 pm #

        Trump says the wall is being built right now. Border patrol says there is no building of a wall anywhere on the border. The guy is a pathological liar and is coming apart at the seams.

        • LW
          February 14, 2019 at 6:43 am #

          Geez Art, looks like you’re the one lying.
          In April, the Border Patrol began construction of a “border wall” near El Paso at Santa Teresa, N.M. During a press conference, Aaron Hull, Chief Patrol Agent of the U.S. Border Patrol in El Paso sector, mostly referred to the project as the wall, sometimes calling it “fence” but quickly correcting himself. Hull said the metal barrier was the same design as others from the 2006 Secure Fence Act. The new barrier replaced existing metal posts which were designed only to block vehicles.
          In September, the Border Patrol announced construction of “a new 4-mile section of bollard wall” in the historic Chihuahuita neighborhood in El Paso. The new bollards replaced existing chain-link fencing.
          In October, border officials marked the completion of 2 miles of barriers near Calexico, Calif. Crews had replaced older metal fencing with new, 30-foot steel bollards, a project identified as a priority and funded under President Barack Obama.
          In November, Customs and Border Protection officials announced a contract for about 6 miles of “wall system” in the Rio Grande Valley. The project is supposed to include a concrete levee wall “to the height of the existing levee” with 18-foot bollards on top. That barrier is not being built yet; it’s set to be started in February.

          • Agent 86
            February 14, 2019 at 7:16 am #

            Don’t confuse Art.

          • Agent 86
            February 14, 2019 at 11:09 am #

            I’m not interested in fake news sources Art. And by the way my news sources go far beyond fox and breitbart, but they are good. Your news sources are nothing more than the deep state GOBSIG bunch.

  25. The school committee
    February 14, 2019 at 4:00 am #

    Trump led the 2 trillion dollar corporate stock buyback.Trump led America to a 22 TRILLION dollar deficit. Trump is pouting because he can’t make Mexico or Pelosi put up a wall.Reminder to regressives.Trump got corporations 2 trillion cut before he talked about the important WALL.Trumps 2nd move was to take Obama healthcare away from his supporters and get you better cheaper healthcare last July.Trump is scamming his voters through Fox News.Then his voters get in their car to listen to Glenn 120 million,Rush worth 400 million,Sean worth 100 million.

  26. The school committee
    February 14, 2019 at 4:12 am #

    A 22 TRILLION debt and a 2 TRILLION dollar hiest.And it’s invisable to older white men.The average white male is still wondering what’s behind the curtain Trump is pointing at.Look away from the curtain.Don,Mitch,Sean,Glenn,Rush are paid millions to paint the picture you need to be afraid of.Hint,read pats post and that will be your message .Socialism,Socialism,Socialism .This will be repeated over and over,and over slowly hypnotized you.

    • Pat
      February 14, 2019 at 5:06 am #

      School Committee, you want to give government total power over our lives with socialism that you have learned from radical Marxist professors in the school system. Young people are barely educated in the schools, but are instead indoctrinated to believe that big government needs to be in total control over our lives.

      Mt. Greylock students went to Rep. Neal’s office yesterday demanding that he support the “Green New Deal”. This was a plan to take over the minds of the young people because they are so idealistic and easily manipulated to believe ANYTHING. A little education is a dangerous thing and the youth of today is only being given a partial education to insure that they support these radical ideas. Notice how they are not even students now, they are ACTIVISTS.

      • doomiedodger
        February 14, 2019 at 5:41 am #

        Tribalism, cultism and paranoia are dangerous things. Donald Trump is selling all these things. Yhe scary part is that he is indoctrinating all the people he put in cages to this behavior.


        • Pat
          February 14, 2019 at 5:54 am #

          You are confused. Obama was doing the same, but your left leaning indoctrination media didn’t make a big deal of it.

          • doomiedodger
            February 14, 2019 at 6:10 am #

            Kellyanne says Donald prefers to call them his “internment camps”. What’s up with that?

          • The school committee
            February 14, 2019 at 6:19 am #

            Pat 3 of the twelve were students at Greylock and demanded nothing but put forth information about the enviroment for Neal to consider….Your interesting

          • Pat
            February 14, 2019 at 10:18 am #

            I disagree School Committee. They weren’t there for the heck of it. The want the New Green Deal to become law.

      • The school committee
        February 14, 2019 at 10:19 am #

        Mass is educating exactly how the conservative right wing wants them to under conservative ed reform laws .These laws dont want teachers educating kids they want them learn about testing.For 30 years now its Republican education.Twelve ways 2 plus 2 is 4.We are ignorant from Republicans killing public schools.School choice is assnother Regressive idea.Pat please inform us where the Marxism is demanded.Marxism is a ideology to be learned about .

        • LW
          February 14, 2019 at 12:33 pm #

          that’s not even close to being true.

    • Art Seller
      February 14, 2019 at 11:46 am #

      TSC. Good to see that there are some people like you who can see and hear well. What has happened to 90 million of our country men is criminal. I guess people like you and me and over 200 million others will have to rebuild this country from the bottom up correcting the destruction that trump has wrought. It will be troubling to live knowing that 90 million of our neighbors and relatives will be living right alongside of us who have such poor judgement. These lost souls are the next real catastrophe the nation will face. Remember getting rid of trump will be easy but these 90 million weak minded are another story. Another civil war?? After this catastrophe I guess anything can happen. Sad very sad.

  27. Pat
    February 14, 2019 at 5:53 am #

    I can just imagine Putin and Russia and even China laughing their heads off. They see many Americans so worried about a President that may be colluding with Russia when right under their noses, their own youth (which is the future) are supporting turning us into a socialist/communist country. We have all the elements in place. A media that only supports a far left leaning agenda, a youth hypnotized by an all powerful government who will TAKE CARE of us. No mention of the control that will be needed over the population to put this all in place. Just ask the people of Venezuela or even France who are being met with police resistance for protesting against government control.

    • Art Seller
      February 14, 2019 at 12:00 pm #

      Pat 8642. What am I alluding to????? This is the 64 dollar question I would like to be answered by every trump supporter. This is a question over 200 million Americans need an answer to. There are 90 million of you and certainly 8 or 9 on this board who can help us non trump supporters by answering this question. Let’s hear from all trump supporters. Your input is very important. Remember facts and truth is the only criteria you need post about. Fire away!!!!!

  28. See
    February 14, 2019 at 6:05 am #

    Trump and Congress agree on ssi and funding over 144 billion or four percent of the over all budget. Trump getting it done.

    • Art Seller
      February 14, 2019 at 12:03 pm #

      See. Yeah. Isn’t he wonderful!!!!!!!

  29. Jonathan Melle
    February 14, 2019 at 7:47 am #

    Ben Downing: “Moral Capitalism”
    By Ben Downing, op-ed, WAMC, February 13, 2019

    Recently, Congressman Joe Kennedy called for a “moral capitalism,” in which our economy is “judged not by how much it produces but by how widely it shares.”

    Kennedy was speaking about a vision for the nation. But he could have just as easily been describing the solution to one of Massachusetts’ most persistent problems economic inequality. For all of Massachusetts’ relative economic success, the benefits of recent growth have not been widely shared. The top 1 percent of earners take home 23.8 percent of all income and make

    31 times as much as the bottom 99 percent. The average income of the top 1 percent is over $1.9M, while the average income of everyone else is $66,000. Between 2009 and 2015, the top 1% captured

    58% of all income growth in the state.

    Along with inequality among workers, Massachusetts has significant disparities between regions, races and genders. Rural communities of western & central Massachusetts and non

    Boston cities are growing older and poorer, while Boston & its suburbs grow younger and richer.

    Springfield, Pittsfield, Lawrence, Lowell, Holyoke, Fall River and many other former regional economic engines have poverty rates at least 50 percent higher than the state average, some 150 percent higher. Within areas that are growing, African Americans and immigrant populations have benefited the least. In Boston, the average net worth for white households is $247,000, for Hispanic immigrants its $3000, for African American households it is $8.

    Our economy is producing, but only for a very few. There is no single step to reverse this trend, but nearly every step requires public investment and the investments required are not possible with our current tax system. The current system doesn’t raise enough to change the status quo, and what it does raise, is done unequally. The bottom 20 percent of income earners pay 10 percent of their income in taxes, while the top 1 percent of income earners pay only 6.8 percent of their income in taxes.

    This discrepancy is the result of an over reliance on sales tax and property tax, driven by deep cuts to the state income tax. Twenty five percent of the benefit of income tax cuts over the last 20 years have flowed directly to the top 1 percent of income earners. While Massachusetts hobbles from one structural budget deficit to the next, the income tax comes down and inequality widens.

    Current tax policy has hampered Massachusetts’ ability to maintain status quo levels of investment, and made it impossible to embark on the scale of effort needed in transportation, early education, K12, vocational and public higher education to reverse current trends.

    So long as those investments cannot be made, the vision of a moral capitalism remains just that, a vision. Federal leadership is needed to create a more just and fair society. That need does not absolve state inaction. If anything, it cries out for states to lead. A moral capitalism is within our grasp. Our leaders should reach for it.

    Ben Downing represented the westernmost district in the Massachusetts Senate from 2006 to 2016. He is currently a vice president at Nexamp, a Massachusetts-based solar energy company, and an adjunct faculty member at Tufts University.

    • AgentSmith
      February 14, 2019 at 8:43 am #

      If you are going to just copy and paste something from another site entirely, violating that sites copyright. Maybe consider just a snipet and a link.

      • Two Cents
        February 14, 2019 at 1:16 pm #

        Been trying to tell him that. He’s actually putting this site in jeopardy. Not hard to link!

    • X-Lachs Lounge
      February 14, 2019 at 10:37 am #

      The Kennedy’s have plenty of immoral capital that they should be happy to give away.

    • Wilson
      February 14, 2019 at 11:20 am #

      “over reliance on sales tax and property tax”
      Of course Downing opposed rolling back the sales tax increase. He just wants to raise all taxes until no one has a net worth above $8.

    • LW
      February 14, 2019 at 12:31 pm #

      So Downing is complaining about something he helped create? And his solar company is racking in $$ from gov’t tax handouts for ‘clean energy’. Hypocrisy at its worse.
      Is there income inequality in MA? Sure. And it’s brought to you by your local and state Democratic Party.

    • Pat
      February 14, 2019 at 2:55 pm #

      So why don’t these wealthy Democrats give 70% or more of their money to the government if they feel so strongly about this issue. All the Manhattan people who are rolling in money and who support the far left agenda should happily send their money to Uncle Sam. Nobody is stopping them. Why don’t they do it?!?

  30. Kermit Frog
    February 14, 2019 at 10:45 am #

    Re JM’s article. Was the Beacon moral capitalism. What a bunch of crap. Is Downing saying more taxes are gong to improve Western, MA? Ahahahahaaaaaaa.

  31. See
    February 14, 2019 at 11:37 am #

    Less federal pay less tax refund, thats grea Donnie. Big problem if wages before taxes aren’t increased.

  32. The school committee
    February 14, 2019 at 11:45 am #

    There sure are alot of people on this blog with incomes over 10 million.The are afraid of income taxes.Trump gave 10 bucks extra but you did not change your tax deduction in payroll your screwed

  33. Johnny Absurd
    February 14, 2019 at 11:52 am #

    Amazon is up for grabs again. Can Tricia and Linda pull it off? Will Pittsfield hit its stride and bring 25,000 jobs to Pittsfield? Stay tuned.

  34. See
    February 14, 2019 at 12:05 pm #

    She can’t even make Barry-happy,get real.

    • Johnny Absurd
      February 14, 2019 at 12:17 pm #

      I guess you are right. If Wayfair takes the Eagle mill building there won’t be room for Amazon.

      But wait!

      Linda has the PEDA site all ready to go with tax incentives. Maybe she knew they were coming and was keeping it for a surprise just before the election.

  35. Kermit
    February 14, 2019 at 12:16 pm #

    Wow SC, if your BS meter isn’t triggered by this I have a theater to see you for 30 million dollars.
    1. You would think since Downing benefits economically personally from this he would cork his pie hole. Shame in demonstrating greed? Not these people. Imagine it was a natural gas lobbyist past politician. Dems would crap a brick.
    2. How much money have local jack hats already pissed away? Will Helen Moon getca promotion to run these projects? Grab your seats people …
    3. If your kid blows all there pocket money and they ask for more do you just sure kid, better luck this time?
    4. They are conflating our wish to combat pollution with their greed. Don’t let the door hit you Downing … good riddance.

    • Art Seller
      February 14, 2019 at 1:11 pm #

      Amazon pulls out of long island city project. They couldn’t get city money 3 Billion. If they come here they can get tyer to give them the whole city. These private companies trying to get public money has to stop. Sink or swim on your own. This BS must stop.

      • Art Seller
        February 14, 2019 at 1:24 pm #

        McConnell supports the emergency declaration . many republicans dont support this but trump is being pushed by hannity and RW nut cases. It is possible the senate will vote against this move and there is republican support that dont want this emergency declaration. Nothing concrete yet.

  36. u
    February 14, 2019 at 1:19 pm #

    Amazon could use Hess Jungle site as Corporate Headquarters.

    • Art Seller
      February 14, 2019 at 1:46 pm #

      Pelosi we are over site and president doesnt seem to understand this. She says there is no emergency for wall. Says a democrat president would call an emergency on gun control. Refreshing to see an intelligent person adress the nation. She says trump end running other branches of govt. Everyone can see this on TV tonight but not fox or breitbart. Jest saing

  37. Hondurans for Trump
    February 14, 2019 at 1:43 pm #

    Remember,you can’t spell Valentine without spelling Valenti first
    Happy Valentines Dan and all the rest.

    • Pat
      February 14, 2019 at 2:48 pm #

      I don’t really care how it’s paid for…build it!!!!

  38. The school committee
    February 14, 2019 at 2:31 pm #

    Corporate welfare is really killing America.If we aren’t blackmailed by them they go to any city who pays the ransom….look at GE as they back out of that scam in Boston,all 150 million.They should have come to Pittsfield .

    • H
      February 14, 2019 at 2:44 pm #

      Exactly sc, G E could have reinvented themselves and reoccupied the site in which it left.There has to be something under there? Former Mayor gave them a deal of lifetime .

    • Jonathan Melle
      February 14, 2019 at 2:44 pm #

      GE promised to bring over 800 corporate high paying jobs to Boston, but they scaled it back to 250 jobs. Where will the other 550 corporate jobs go to? NYC, London, or somewhere else? GE is paying back the Commonwealth of Massachusetts over 87-million dollars.

      GE screwed Pittsfield without any lubricant! GE is not coming back to the Berkshires! They don’t want the huge liabilities! Why would Pittsfield want GE back, anyway?

  39. Kermit Frog
    February 14, 2019 at 3:22 pm #

    If they phrased this as ‘the top 1% benefit the most off the use of natural resources and ‘the environment’ – which is a shared resource. The lower ends of the economic spectrum suffer sometimes more from it’s destruction, this incentive will try and correct that inequality and preserve our environment for every one.’ Something like that – they need better PR.

  40. The Seeds
    February 14, 2019 at 4:07 pm #

    Against green. But not for corporate welfare either.

  41. Gigi
    February 14, 2019 at 4:17 pm #

    NY Dems not too happy with AOC over loss of Amazon!

    • Pat
      February 14, 2019 at 6:21 pm #

      Ocasio-Cortez is out of control. Between her and Rep. Ihan Omar, the far left has gone insane. The moderate Democrats need to get these two under serious control.

  42. Hondurans for Trump
    February 14, 2019 at 5:14 pm #

    I tun d I tothe dreadful Sturgeon Political Hour on P C T V which by the way has about one tenth of the content I. Which it was intended, outlying political hacks and gobsigs, he says he there to promote Pittsfield,under who’s order? Anyway, the boob is telling a story of how,
    He remembered seeing the fence of GE as a youngster and says he could never work there (ge) because he-couldn’t Work and like it ,working inside? Didn’t he work in a Prison System most of his career? He’s such a phony.

    • Art Seller
      February 14, 2019 at 6:01 pm #

      HFT ironically I saw the show. It is the most disgusting show I have ever seen on pctv. The host was licking the boots of two nobodies I have never heard of and he was telling them that they were the greatest thing since swiss cheese. Later I saw an equally horrible show hosted by city councilor rivers interviewing councilor persip. Talk about two losers. He said he has worked at the YMCA since he was sixteen but wasn’t able to explain what he did there. The questions asked by rivers were similar to questions a 5 year old would ask. I am flabbergasted pctv would allow shows of this poor quality to air on pctv.

  43. Art Seller
    February 14, 2019 at 5:40 pm #

    The average refund of early filers this year is down by 8.4% says the IRS. Some who received a 1500 dollar refund last year actually owed 575 dollars this year. The real truth about income tax and who is getting an increase is starting to play out now and it does not look good for the average taxpayer. This is factual information that can be received from the IRS. The aIRS is saying many filers are being caught off guard. Like I said. Someone has to pay for that 1.5 billion trump gave to the rich. That means You!!!!

    • u
      February 14, 2019 at 5:44 pm #

      You mean trillion!

  44. Cicero
    February 14, 2019 at 6:06 pm #

    AOC is crowing and declaring victory about Amazon scrapping its plans to build a headquarters in Queens. So ignorant it makes your head hurt. The best response came from Andrew Ross Sorkin: “There is a financial literacy epidemic in America. Quick lesson: NYC wasn’t handing cash to Amazon. It was an incentive program based on job creation, producing tax revenue. There isn’t a $3 billion pile of money that can now be spent on subways or education.”

    Same reasoning applies to Wayfair, btw.

    • Pat
      February 14, 2019 at 6:16 pm #

      Cortez continues to show just how arrogant and ignorant she is more and more each day. She is a total far left political machine and her ideology is the only thing she cares about. She kicked out 25,000 jobs paying $150,000 per year. Instead she would rather have people dependent on big government for their every breath. This woman is SO dangerous and unhinged.

      • The school committee
        February 14, 2019 at 7:49 pm #

        Pat nothing unhinged about her,she is the face of your future.The pyramid economics of stealing from the middle class is over.The powerful will have to treat labor fairly and if they dont they lose power. Building a wall to keep south Americans out wont work.Democrats love the South Americans.

      • The school committee
        February 16, 2019 at 9:32 am #

        Amazon wants somebody to kiss their ring corporate blackmail supported by Regressive Republicans .How’s your tax break that was stolen from the American peoples economy.