(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY MARCH 27, 2019) — Today, THE PLANET offers quartet valediction of both hail and farewell.

  1. ED REILLY — We first met Ed in the mid-60s at his parent’s variety store. We would stop there on our way to Wahconah Park for Red Sox games. Our next encounter came during the municipal election of 1991, when we ran in a mayoral field of five that also included incumbent Ann Wojtkowski, former councilor Jim McCaffrey, and Andy Kelly. Ed impressed us with his self-deprecation and questioning of the political process. We thought anyone smart enough to wonder why he’d be crazy enough to run for office should win an office. After he won, we covered him in newspaper columns and on talk radio. He wasn’t an “electric” speaker. Dull and soporific is more like it, but he loved to talk. A joke sums it up: “What happens when you ask Ed Reilly for the time? Answer: He tells you how to build a watch.” Our most surprising moment with Ed came when as outgoing mayor he sat in with us on the radio for commentary on the election that put Gerry Doyle in the corner office. When we asked Doyle what he would do to get the city back on track, Reilly swept up his papers, shut his briefcase, said “I’m outta here,” and stomped out. Bullet Bob Shade nearly choked on his pizza. We last encountered Ed during his most recent bid, a seat in the state legislature. He lost, but it gave us the chance to smooth over any of the rough spots in our relationship. We will remember him as a man who lifted himself up with persistence and hard work. He graduated St. Joe, went to BCC, worked in various jobs while he put himself through law school, taking night classes. That’s the kind of guy we want in our platoon.
  2.  ROB GRONKOWSKI — We loved the exuberance he brought to everything, both on the field and off. Gronk’s retirement didn’t surprise anyone, especially after the New England Patriots won their sixth Super Bowl last month. Fittingly, Gronk’s highlight-reel catch, the final grab of his great career, set up the winning TD. Off the field, Gronk was Gronk, a man-child, a life-pan Apollo, who could party to the max without going the Aaron Hernandez route. Less known was Gronk’s tireless community efforts, particularly visiting sick children. Gronk came last month to the Carrier Dome in Syracuse for the Duke-SU basketball game. He didn’t refuse one autograph, one request for a photo, one handshake. His politeness and humility won everyone over. He made a lot of Patriots fans that night. THE PLANET gives the GOAT tight end our gold watch and laurels.
  3.  JOHN KROL — JK’s headed for the Boston suburb of Newton. His 10-year council run we see as a footnote. For us, the most fulfilling aspect of his public life came from the fact that it furnished the basis of our friendship. Over those years, we had numerous dealings. He never refused a request for comment, showing that rarest of political gifts, a thick skin. We most enjoyed our turns on his radio-TV show, the give-and-take of which never failed to amuse. THE PLANET thanks him for that, and we wish him the best in his new future. Pittsfield’s loss, Newton’s gain.
  4.  WOMEN’S BASKETBALL or GO JACKRABBITS! — We had the opportunity to enjoy a up-close view of women’s first- and second-round of the Division I NCAA Championship, held at the Carrier Dome at SU. The women’s game has rekindled our love of basketball precisely because … they play basketball. Unlike the men’s game, which has become a testosterone-laced affair with gangsta mugging replete with the unnatural terrors of individualistic slams, the women play a team game, with a ton more passing, looking for lanes, trying to find the openings. Patient, subservient selflessness might be a way to best capture the flavor. They play under the rim, not above it, and it’s a style of the game we used to see at all levels, including the pros, but rarely see today. Our new favorites are the Lady Jackrabbits of South Dakota State University (Adam Vinatieri’s an alum). The Jacks outlasted Quinnipiac in the opening round, then went on to take Syracuse in round two. THE PLANET had the pleasure of sitting with SDSU athletic director Justin Sell during the game, a man whose pride in the program retells the team’s very history of success — and not just on the court. The girls boast a collective GPA of 3.6 (3.2 for all 19 of SDSU’s teams). Sell and all the good folks who made the long haul from Brookings, S.D. gave us Northeasterners a lesson in camaraderie, class, friendliness, and ease of being. How we wish we could transplant the innocent, hand-shake Midwest personality into the feverish, howling personas of the Northeast. We now have a new team: Go Jackrabbits! THE PLANET sends our love and support, and shall keep a close watch on your doings in the next round in Portland, OR.

Hail and farewell.


“A Lady’s ‘Verily’ is as potent as a Lord’s”William Shakespeare, from The Winter’s Tale, Act 1, Scene 2.



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  1. Dick Flimsy
    March 26, 2019 at 7:43 pm #

    Krol going to Newton? Who gives a fig?

    • Hither and Yon
      March 27, 2019 at 11:59 am #

      Nice chage of pace DV. Mayor Ed was a good man, good father and spouse who dearly love the city. Also nice words about the women’s game. I’m like you, much rather watch them. As you say they play real basketball. Can’t wait for Gronk’s first film.

  2. Jonathan Melle
    March 26, 2019 at 7:47 pm #

    Mayor Gerry Doyle put Pittsfield “back on track” by misplacing millions of dollars in public funds that is still unaccounted for today, starting PEDA in the Summer of 1998, which still has 0 private tenants over 20 years later, signing the Consent Decree with GE’s then CEO Jack Welch, which sold out Pittsfield for pennies on the dollar, and showcasing the Good Old Boys club that has run Pittsfield into the proverbial ditch!
    – Jonathan Melle

    • Johnny Absurd
      March 26, 2019 at 11:18 pm #

      He also had a city council that followed him like little rubber stamp ducklings. The 9-2 voting ducklings and several of them are still working behind the scenes today.

    • Flogging Molly
      March 27, 2019 at 9:54 am #

      Holy crap you finally said something I agree with Jonathan Melle

      • Acute Angina
        March 27, 2019 at 1:21 pm #

        Doyle will donate his empty beer cans to the city ‘s opeb .

  3. The School committee
    March 27, 2019 at 4:22 am #

    Kroll is a gentleman who could spend your money.There is a lack of inteligence and irresponsibility when you see the city is crying out for financially stable budgets.The haves spend the have nits say we can’t afford another dollar .The haves on this council have given the middle finger to struggling bill payers .I’m begging Jake and Petealong with Linda to have courage just for 1 budget.

  4. Ron Kitterman
    March 27, 2019 at 4:45 am #

    John Krol’s is a gentleman leaves a void in podcasting that maybe the Planet could fill ? Wish him well.

    • doomiedodger
      March 27, 2019 at 5:55 am #

      Does that podcasting void allow for independent thinking? Not sure Dan will read from a script of special interest viewpoints.

    • Brian C. Marquis
      March 27, 2019 at 7:31 am #

      John Krol will most definitely leave an indelible stain on Pittsfield politics.

      If you recall Krol rose to prominence during Don Ruberto’s years in the corner office.

      Following many years of enjoying the status of a political insider, Krol lost his status during last year’s DA contest. Although the details have remained a mystery, the tremors from his expulsion, from the in-group, was felt after “Andrew” Harrington’s decisive primary victory over then-DA Caccaviello,

      I mentioned Krol a couple of times as one of many architects of Harrington’s rise to political stardom, only to have it rebuffed by Barry Clairmont, claiming “John had nothing to do with the campaign after the primary”.

      When it’s all said and done, history will not be very kind to Krol. His tendencies to seek retribution and retaliation, against those who spoke ill of or resisted the in-group’s agenda, will go down as his sole accomplishment (or blemish).

      I for one will not miss John Krol.

      And that’s the bottom-line.

      • Dick Flimsy
        March 27, 2019 at 12:24 pm #

        J Krol, don’t let the benigno numane hit you in the @$$.

        • Edward R. Murrow
          March 28, 2019 at 2:04 pm #

          “benigno numine”

          Roughly translated as “We don’t know nothing, we can’t do nothing.”

      • Ted
        March 27, 2019 at 3:35 pm #

        Yeah and maybe Krol will have the last laugh. What does he know that we don’t?

        • Goodbye Krol World
          March 27, 2019 at 8:10 pm #

          His fake business was failing here and he found someone stupid enough to hire him in Newton.

          • Brian C.Marquis
            March 28, 2019 at 11:27 am #

            You got it, Goodbye Krol World . . .

            John Krol is now Director of Community Relations at Benchmark Senior Living, HQed outta Waltham, Mass.

            Click here to see his new employer:


            Goodbye Krol World.

  5. Bull Durham
    March 27, 2019 at 6:59 am #

    As a witness to former Mayor Reilly’s discreet exit from the WBRK studios on election night, I can attest that description is accurate. And at the same time, I liked Ed a lot. He was easy to talk to, always receptive to open debate and just a very nice man.

    • danvalenti
      March 27, 2019 at 3:35 pm #

      Yes, it goes down in the annals of local broadcasting history. Maybe that’s a fitting epitaph: “That’s it for me.”

  6. LoneGunMan
    March 27, 2019 at 7:10 am #

    Plastic bag ban passed. Caccamo wants to use taxes to punish you into submission of his policies, like a good government should

    And Ward 3 Councilor Nicholas Caccamo said it is common for governments to use taxes or other means to encourage policy in the marketplace.


    • Shakes
      March 27, 2019 at 7:36 am #

      Trump voters that wanted the US to install protective tariffs on our own economy to encourage policy and tax the middle class more?

      • LW
        March 27, 2019 at 10:02 am #

        Yet another lie. The middle class is taxed less, not more.

        • Shakes
          March 27, 2019 at 10:59 am #

          Who pays the tariffs on foreign goods? They are built back into prices charged the retail consumer. GTFO here with your “lies”.

          • Trump Train
            March 28, 2019 at 3:30 pm #

            These tariffs encourage manufacturers to return production back to the USA. There may be some short term pain for a long term gain.

            And unlike a “tax” you have the option to not buy the product, and consequently avoid paying the tariff completely.

    • Juicy Lucy
      March 27, 2019 at 11:23 am #

      His predecessor is?

    • Mr. Fritz
      March 27, 2019 at 5:01 pm #

      Caccamo wasn’t the only one pushing for a requirement in the ordinance for retail to impose a fee for bags – Kroll expressed his anger when the council vote removed the requirement. Others joining Kroll & Caccamo were Persip, White & Moon – the Socialist/Progressive Gang of Five.
      Councilor Connell was the voice of reason in the discussion, expressing his distaste for the CC dictating to retail establishments what to charge for bags.
      This whole, time-consuming exercise debating a ban on plastic bags was unnecessary and ridiculous, in my opinion.

      • Mr. Fritz
        March 27, 2019 at 5:04 pm #

        And you won’t find me shedding a tear over Kroll’s departure. He is part of the reason for the city’s financial woes. A liberal spender.
        I hope his wife handles the family finances!

        • Ted
          March 27, 2019 at 5:49 pm #

          Looks like ten years wasn’t enough time for you to learn how to spell his name.

          • Trump Train
            March 27, 2019 at 6:08 pm #

            Kroll? Troll? Krol?
            What does it matter? Just glad he is moving on.
            Another liberal, big spending, pompous arse moonbat.
            Let him pontificate in Newton.
            At least he is out of Pittsfield.
            Bye Krol baby.

          • Mr. Fritz
            March 27, 2019 at 6:18 pm #

            Pardon my spelling.
            Yes, the word “troll” was in the back of my mind!

  7. The School committee
    March 27, 2019 at 9:17 am #

    Here I am recycling 80% of my trash and Trump republicans are doing away with EPA and clean and water as they also dont believe in Global warming.How slow or fast we deal with that issue is one thing but to not acknowledge this is some kind of special.Go Allendale school oil and PCBs just not a problem.Go molds and fungus. Just put sewage in lakes.Pour cancer causing chemicals back in the rivers,just burn coal like the good old days when America was Great.Im stopping the recycling today,no point Trump is winning.Pour your oil down the sewar drain after dark….lead in Pittsfield School drinking water…screw it drink up let the pipes decay into kids blood stream.Great Americans don’t need health care or Medicare great Americans don’t need min wage or clean water and to hell with that socialism being forced in the grammar schools.Lets bully kids again to make them great after all suicide rates are at epidemic levels and bullying will be wonderful.Great Americans like low wages and no benefits.Great Americans hate education.

    • LW
      March 27, 2019 at 10:01 am #

      blah, blah, blah, blah.
      Your lies are boring.

      • X-Lachs Lounge
        March 27, 2019 at 12:28 pm #

        TSC is a collusion delusion bitter clinger.

        • Gobsig
          March 27, 2019 at 1:37 pm #

          He’s had a Meullar meltdown.

        • X-Lachs Lounge
          March 27, 2019 at 2:34 pm #

          Mario’s Mueller Meltdown.

    • Trump Train
      March 27, 2019 at 6:18 pm #

      Fake news post. Do some real research. Get out of the fake news CIA manipulated media, and tune out the national propaganda radio (NPR).

      You might actually learn something, or have you been too brainwashed by the deep state educational system.

      Read MIT professors book on climate and solar activity. Also study information and articles on

      This site also has some great videos…warning…they are long, it is a complex issue, not suitable for the sound bite generation with no comprehension capabilities.

  8. Joe Blow
    March 27, 2019 at 1:04 pm #

    In other news….

    Staff Sgt. Travis Atkins: Final Mission

    A 10th Mountain Division squad leader credited with saving the lives of three of his Soldiers by throwing himself atop a suicide bomber in Iraq will be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, March 27, 2019.


  9. Jonathan Melle
    March 27, 2019 at 1:15 pm #

    Please oppose Trump’s budget proposals to cut heating assistance, Special Olympics, Obamacare, and the big 3: Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.

    • Joe Blow
      March 27, 2019 at 7:14 pm #

      The sky is falling……The sky is falling…..The sky is falling….The sky is falling…..Take cover…..The sky is falling…..This is not a drill….Tens of thousand will die….Orange man bad…..The sky is falling!!!

    • Johnny99
      March 28, 2019 at 12:56 am #

      Get a job Melle. Why do I gotta pay for someone else’s heat, apartment, groceries, cell phone etc? As to social security all employees and employers contributions should be doubled immediately and then pensions should rise accordingly.

      • Shakes
        March 28, 2019 at 5:16 am #

        Is this an example of how PlanetValenti was “cleaned up”. Disgusting

        • LW
          March 28, 2019 at 5:24 am #

          It was better while you were away.

          • shakes
            March 28, 2019 at 9:21 am #

            So personal attacks are okay as long as they come from you?

        • danvalenti
          March 28, 2019 at 7:19 am #

          Fair point. In agreeing, we also point out there has been considerable progress in this respect, but as we have said before, and it will be confirmed by anyone “adventurous” enough to host a website such as this, policing of free-comments is a daunting task. The weeds always come back. You just gotta keep pulling them. Along with our better job “cleaning up” the comments, we have enjoyed a boost in traffic. Our aim in keeping this forum open is clear: Allow a “say” within the bounds of fair comment. The blog itself: We offer as a public service.

  10. Sojourner Truth
    March 27, 2019 at 3:32 pm #

    Does it surprise (Again and Again and Again) anyone that the over run and under bid with additional costs of the airport construction project is the favored (by the political establishment/GOB) family construction business of our state senator’s in-laws ? Maxy.

    • Johnny Absurd
      March 28, 2019 at 8:28 am #

      Not with this administration. Give me mo moneeeee!!!!!

  11. Ted
    March 27, 2019 at 3:38 pm #

    Is Krol like the canary in the coal mine?

  12. Dear Ress
    March 27, 2019 at 4:23 pm #

    Who’s in line for Ward six and seven?

    • Gobsig
      March 27, 2019 at 7:56 pm #

      Don’t worry some cockroach will crawl out to support tyer with their candidacy.

      • LW
        March 28, 2019 at 5:28 am #

        His successor has already been hand picked by Tyer and Co. Then $$ will be thrown behind him/her and it’s a shoo in.
        That’s how totally incompetent people like Moon and Harrington get elected.

        • LoneGunMan
          March 28, 2019 at 7:18 am #

          Heard Dina got a new house. Not sure how accurate that is

        • Magoo
          March 30, 2019 at 1:59 am #

          Ms Harrington was elected in hopes of bringing change to a known corrupt and ineffective district attorneys office.
          If she continues to be naïve in believing those loyal to Capeless/Caccaviello regime, will investigate themselves.
          She will be the second shortest serving district attorney in Berkshire county. Caccaviello has now infected hamden country district Attorneys office, exposing Gullunis protection of his goon squad.
          No probable cause Paul is the gift that keeps giving,highly infectious, itchy and after you contract it unwanted and incurable. Anthony won’t find a cure!

          John Krol is moving onto Boston mayoral politics, Mahty wishy walshy , is being exposed daily, and under investigation federally. John tends to land on his feet, and deserves the growth potential He earned, don’t hate the player,hate the game!

          Boston’s New mayor will be female, oriental and wicked smart,with excellent timing, instincts and execution.
          Very reminiscent of Ms Harrington, but not just a pretty face,Johns grooming himself for National politics,as the Democrats need to reinvent themselves.

  13. Gigi
    March 27, 2019 at 4:50 pm #

    Finally….a president willing to develop a national plan to protect the U.S. from an EMP attack!
    Thank you President Trump!

    • Joe Blow
      March 27, 2019 at 7:21 pm #

      Gigi, It’s hard to believe there is not a good plan in place already.
      You’re so right President Trump is a doer not a talker. We the people are lucky to have him as The President of this great nation.

  14. The School committee
    March 27, 2019 at 6:03 pm #

    Trump is Russia’s Trojan horse.Puttin is running America.Billionaires love wealth.Why does Trump cow tow to Puttin.Puttin hates media.Puttin thanks Trump for giving him America.

    • Trump Train
      March 27, 2019 at 6:12 pm #

      You obviously picked up your daily weed package at Luciforo’s (intentional spelling) Berkshire Root shop.

      You don’t have a clue.

      Hillary colluded with the Russian’s and took numerous bribes via the fake Clinton foundation.

      Go take another hit, your world will be all better.
      Don’t forget the rose colored glasses, and the blue/pink pills.

      • Essex Hogan
        March 27, 2019 at 8:06 pm #

        He got some bad Trotsky potski.

    • Joe Blow
      March 27, 2019 at 7:15 pm #

      The sky is falling……The sky is falling…..The sky is falling….The sky is falling…..Take cover…..The sky is falling…..This is not a drill….Tens of thousand will die….Orange man bad…..The sky is falling!!!

      • Johnny Absurd
        March 28, 2019 at 12:21 am #

        Trump is the only one with the guts and fortitude to take money away from that foolish Special Olympics. He and filthy rich Betsy DeVos make a great team when it comes to taking care of kids. Maybe he and Betsy can find a way to deport these special needs kids as they are no more useful than war heroes that were captured.

        I would like to add that it was and is a great move to put thousands of kids in cages as they will not be clogging up the school system and costing a whole bunch of money.


      • The School committee
        March 28, 2019 at 4:03 am #

        You bought the message average Joe Blow

  15. Johnny99
    March 28, 2019 at 12:58 am #

    I see a dark horse coming out of ward 6 to take on Tyer and her GOBSIG network.

  16. The School committee
    March 28, 2019 at 4:02 am #

    Trump was lying every day in the 1980s as he pursued Media love and wanted their attention.He was such a ahole then for those of us the could not open the N.Y. Post without his face on the front page.This same person is budgeting cuts in his supporters SS and his supporters Medicare then tells those same lemmings hes not.They can not see his deceptions. His budget is cutting 18 million in federal support for Special Olympics supported by his billionaire fried fried Betty Devoid of brains who also has lemming support to do this.Don also communicated to his lemmings that the DON committed treason for investigating his treasonous behavior.His lemmings love being indoctrinated by other wealthy white men of the media Glenn,Rush,Sean,Tucker as Rush always tells the lemmings that he will do the thinking for them.The 4 time divorced drug addicted radio show host lives in a bunker in Florida spewing hate and recruiting frustrated average white guys to blame minorities and women for their failures.It works.Many supporters in our failed Pittsfield

  17. Pat
    March 28, 2019 at 4:05 am #

    Kirsten Gillbrand and Liz Warren, both Democratic presidential hopefuls, are comparing the outrageous Green New Deal to the moon landing. Both women are so much in fantasy land that it makes me ashamed of my own gender. How can these women be so willing to ban all cars and planes, tear down every building in the country and murder all the cows because of their gas problems. In addition these women support infanticide.

    Ocasio Cortez just yesterday saying again that climate change will murder us all as she and her far left party ignore the 70 thousand people currently dying every year of drug abuse and many of the drugs are coming over a border that they REFUSE to secure. Another woman who is simply out of touch with the real issues in this country.

    • Johnny Absurd
      March 28, 2019 at 4:12 am #

      They should get with the program and help Donald take money away from special needs children. And Donald could use some help with his cage kids some of whom have been sexually abused and nobody wants to talk about it. Least of all Sarah Sanders or Kellyanne Conway who have children of their own whom live high on the hog. MAGA

      • The School committee
        March 28, 2019 at 4:33 am #

        Who doesn’t hate the special olympics.

      • Pat
        March 28, 2019 at 4:37 am #

        Special needs kids receive funds from many other sources besides the federal government and that’s the point isn’t it?

        • Pat
          March 28, 2019 at 4:39 am #

          More stupidity that women are falling for, especially white women it seems, is to avoid having children because of climate change. This fairy tale is being pushed on women at a time when in 2017 the birth rate in this country was extremely low.

          • Johnny Absurd
            March 28, 2019 at 8:32 am #

            I know many woman who are not going to have children until Trump is history and the minefield he leaves behind has been cleaned up.

            The religious right, on the other hand, will keep pumping out little Trump supporters who walk and talk in unison after watching the Hannity show.

      • LW
        March 28, 2019 at 5:19 am #

        Again with the lies. Fed Govt contributions are only 10% of the Special Olympics funding. Now that Jussie Smollet has all that extra money from getting off scott free I’m sure he can cover it.
        Or maybe Lizzie Warren can contribute all the extra money she made claiming to be a Native American.

  18. Mr. X
    March 28, 2019 at 4:13 am #

    There will be at least 2 new people on the CC this Nov. with ward 6 and 7 open…G-Man for ward 6?

    • Trump Train
      March 28, 2019 at 3:38 pm #

      I would support G-man for ward 6. Then Peter M couldn’t limit him to three minutes. It would really make the council meeting a hoot.
      Might also bring some fiscal reality to them as well.

  19. Pat
    March 28, 2019 at 4:47 am #

    American women are also being very stupid to believe they should stop having children because of climate change while at the same time illegal immigrants with LOTS of children are being encouraged by the far left to come into the country since they REFUSE to secure the border. White women are being made to feel especially guilty.

    • The School committee
      March 28, 2019 at 5:11 am #

      When workingvhate radio is there all day from 9am to 6pm and then when you go home to relax you can tune in to hate TV

    • LW
      March 28, 2019 at 5:23 am #

      Lies, guilt and fear – the Democrats playbook.

    • Johnny Absurd
      March 28, 2019 at 8:35 am #

      And what nationality are you Pat?

      Not sure why you are worried about immigrant children. Trump has them all locked up where they cannot hurt you. He has your back.

      • Pat
        March 28, 2019 at 9:12 am #

        You are not addressing the hypocrisy Johnny Absurd.

        • Johnny Absurd
          March 28, 2019 at 12:14 pm #

          Hypocrisy is giving huge tax cuts to rich men. Men who have more money than they can spend in their lifetimes. And then taking money from a program that would bring a little happiness into the lives of disadvantaged children. THAT is hypocrisy Pat, no matter what amount of tumble dry spin Hannity and Breitbart or Tucker Carlson put on it. It just underscores the mean streak in Donald Trump who does not have a moral bone in his body.

  20. Bannhim
    March 28, 2019 at 4:54 am #

    Brutal interview by the stooge this morning,dull, no fluidity andkowtowing to the schools and beagle, the guest doesn’t seem to be awake.

    • Diet Red
      March 28, 2019 at 12:24 pm #

      Who was the guest?

  21. The School committee
    March 28, 2019 at 5:14 am #

    I’m told hate radio does not even charge to hear the show which is why WBEC use to air this crap all day long.

  22. The School committee
    March 28, 2019 at 6:38 am #

    Imagine being educated in food health and exercise from 12 to 3pm then financial advice to handle money.Or Rush Limbaugh then Sean Hannity spewing conspiracy theories of deep state FBI

  23. Pat
    March 28, 2019 at 9:18 am #

    Joe Biden also going down the “White Men are Bad Road”. Just yesterday saying things have to change in this country by blaming the white man’s culture for sexual assaults. Does Joe know what it’s like for women in other parts of the world? Does he realize that so many people want to come here because we are one of the “most civilized” countries compared to so many countries where women are treated like second class citizens. Why is Joe going after white people?

    • Shakes
      March 28, 2019 at 9:33 am #

      They can come here, get paid 70 cents on the dollar for equal work, be executed at a rate of 50 per day nationally by their significant others, and get grabbed in the pu$$y by our president.

      • LW
        March 28, 2019 at 12:47 pm #

        All lies. Didn’t miss you when you were gone.

        • Shakes
          March 28, 2019 at 1:05 pm #

          Here are some facts:

          According to data from the US Census Bureau, the average gender pay gap in the United States is around 19.3%, meaning that a woman working a full-time, year-round job earns 80.7% as much as her male counterpart earns. That gap can be larger or smaller, depending on the state someone lives in.

          Just over a year ago, in July of 2017, the Centers for Disease Control released the results of a long-range study of murders of women in 18 states, concluding that from 2003 to 2014, 10,018 women were murdered, half of those by a current or former romantic partner. Of those partners, 98 percent were men. That’s 5,000 women murdered over 11 years by intimate partners in just 18 states.

          On October 7, 2016, during the 2016 United States presidential election, The Washington Post published a video and accompanying article about then-presidential candidate Donald Trump and television host Billy Bush having “an extremely lewd conversation about women” in 2005. Trump and Bush were in a bus on their way to film an episode of Access Hollywood (now Access), a show owned by NBCUniversal. In the video, Trump described his attempt to seduce a married woman and indicated he might start kissing a woman that he and Bush were about to meet. He added, “I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.”

          If you cannot have an intelligent discussion, then you should be banned.

          • Pat
            March 28, 2019 at 1:46 pm #

            Joe Biden was specifically talking about sexual assaults by white men. Sorry, but 4 years of listening to Joe tell us how white people are bad, or any of the Dem presidential candidates who are saying the same nonsense, is not the direction I want to take the country.

          • Wilson
            March 28, 2019 at 5:38 pm #

            “a woman working a full-time, year-round job earns 80.7% as much as her male counterpart earns”

            “counterpart”…sure, like secretaries in the Pittsfield public schools whining that they are getting paid less than their custodian “counterparts” though they refuse to apply for those higher paid positions because prefer doing the “same work” at a desk. Anyway ask yourself why it matters unless men and women live in separate households and aren’t sharing their incomes: this wage gap stuff is as much about wiping American families from the face of the Earth forever as it is about handouts for lazy dumb women voters.

  24. The School committee
    March 28, 2019 at 9:47 am #

    Just waiting to see if Trump is successful in his deep state to control the release of the Russian investigation into his election.We are in trouble if he has that kind of power

    • X-Lachs Lounge
      March 28, 2019 at 5:48 pm #

      Still a bitter clinger to your delusion i see

  25. Brkenridge
    March 28, 2019 at 10:58 am #

    Dan, my nephew and Krol grads at Penn, nephew is making 500g a year, and you got to give Krol a little credit for staying around here, but he probably knew jobs are hard to come by with that education,especially around here. Not that he needed the job.

  26. Hung Wang
    March 28, 2019 at 12:29 pm #

    The special Olympics are great but what kind of money do those at the top rake in? Ellen Kennedy money? McCandles money? Jack Downing money?

  27. Edward R. Murrow
    March 28, 2019 at 2:08 pm #

    Trump to 50%.

    Thanks, moon bats.

    Keep up the Trumpsteria.

  28. Gigi
    March 28, 2019 at 3:10 pm #

    The Dems are starting to eat each other! TDS is in overdrive!