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ADDED GOVERNMENTAL REGS AND RESTRAINT KILL HOUSING MARKET

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY JUNE 12, 2017) — You here a lot these days about “affordable housing,” especially in a Walmart city such as Pittsfield, where decent, taxpaying middle-classers are on the run and the “gimme gangs” have taken root. In the abstract, affordable housing for all […]

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BUDGET BUSTERS, PHANTOM JOB CUTS, & THE COMEY COMETH

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THURSDAY JUNE 8, 2017) — Pleased to say that things broke well Wednesday playoff-wise as the Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland LeBons once more, and the Syracuse Crunch (Triple A Tampa Bay Lightning affiliate) slammed the Grand Rapids Griffins (Toronto Maple Leafs) 5-3 in […]

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BORING BROADSHEET FICTION, BUDGET SCREWING, & ‘IS PARIS BORING?’

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, TUESDAY JUNE 6, 2017) — A tip of THE PLANET‘s lid to all those incredibly brave men who clamored out of Higgins boats to hit the beaches of Normandy 73 years ago. Lest we forget. ——– 000 ——– TOP TEN — The Boring Broadsheet […]

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TRIPLE HEADER: TAXES, PARKING, AND PARIS PULLOUT

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY, JUNE 5, 2017) — During the time that we took THE PLANET down for recalibration, we wrote and finished two full-length plays, saw a new book to publication (Chasing Willie Mays), and began work on another. It’s been a productive period. We make […]

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WE’RE BAAAAAAAAACK: THE BRIDEGROOM YET COMETH

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, SATURDAY JUNE 3, 2017) — Like a thief in the night, THE PLANET has returned. As J said, if the master of the house knew when the thief was coming, he would have prepared. You didn’t know, we realize, unless you, as the faithful […]

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WAS PLANET VALENTI TELEVISION’s LATEST EPISODE TOO EXPLOSIVE TO AIR? … plus … WE CONTINUE THE AUTOPSY OF JIV’s LIBELOUS LETTER

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY MARCH 22, 2017) — THE PLANET‘s commercial plug yesterday for the evening’s showing of PLANET VALENTI TELEVISION should win an Emmy. It was so good that the explosive episode of which we boasted was not, for reasons unknown, broadcast. Did Someone place a call to […]

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