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MAKE A FOOL OF YOURSELF AND MOCK A SERIOUS ISSUE BY WALKING A MILE (OR LESS) IN HER SHOES

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THURSDAY SEPT. 15, 2016) — The stilettos will be out in North Street tomorrow night. No, THE PLANET doesn’t refer to the usual knife fights and stabbings. We’re talking shoes, pards. Women’s shoes, for as you no doubt know, tomorrow is the final Third [...]

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FREE SPEECH? NOT ON CAMPUS, THANK YOU … AMERICA’S ‘INFANTILIZED’ COLLEGES NEED WORKSHOP ON ‘THE MARKETPLACE OF IDEAS’

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTAY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY SEPT. 14. 2016) — One of THE PLANET‘s favorite pieces of music is Brahms‘ Academic Festival Overture, written by the 90+-year-old master for a university commencement at Breslau. There’s not a sour note in the piece. For the piercing shrill of the off-key, [...]

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WALKING PNEUMONIA BUT NOT THE BOOGEY-WOOGEY BLUES … plus … JIV ALIVE, THRIVES IN PSC EVALUATION

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, TUESDAY SEPT. 13, 2016) — Cars radiators overheat. Electronics with blocked cooling vents overheat. People do not “overheat.” The medically useless terms stands as another evasive euphemism coming out of Mrs. Bill Clinton’s dishonest campaign staff. Mrs. Clinton “overheated” during Sunday ceremonies in New York [...]

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‘UNDEAD’ PRIMARY GIVES WAY TO PRESIDENTIAL NOVEMBER … CONNELL, CANNING GO UP AGAINST ‘THE MACHINE’ in TFB, HINDS

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY SEPT. 12, 2016) — What does THE PLANET need to say about last week’s zombie primary? The election never came to life. “Undead” would be a more apt description. There were no winners. Two candidates outpolled the others, but no one wins when 80% [...]

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PLANET RESPONDS TO ‘ACTING’ PFD HEAD’s WILD ACCUSATIONS – WITH AN INVITE, THOUGH! THE WEEKEND EDITION SERVED HOT AND FRESH

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION Sept. 9-11, 2016) — “There was an article that was written a week ago by somebody who was totally out of line because none of it was true.” Did the “acting” chief of the Pittsfield Fire Department actually say that? He did. [...]

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CONYERS HIRE RAISES LARGER ISSUES … plus … REMAINING COUNCILORS (BUT ONE) GO ON THE RECORD

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THURSDAY SEPT. 8, 2016) — In the aftermath of the convicted felon hired  become one of the rookie class in the Pittsfield Fire Department (PFD), several key issues have emerged. Before that, let THE PLANET repeat our support for the hire of Fred Conyers [...]

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