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MOLEHILLS INTO MOUNTAINS: ADMINISTRATIVE INCOMPETENCY OR LEAGUE CORRUPTION?

By DAN VALENTI  PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2015) — When you own the store, you get to carry whatever merchandise you wish. Even better if you are indifferent to making a sale or not. When you own the car and are behind the wheel, you decide where to [...]

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FOR FANS OF THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS, IT’S THE BEST OF TIMES IF THE NFL PENALTY STANDS OR IF IT DOESN’T … THE PLANET EXPLAINS WHY

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2015) — It has never been a better time to be a New England Patriots fan. Everyone is happy. Those who envy the team’s unparalleled success in an age of NFL Parity have “Deflategate,” Patriot fans bask in being World Champs [...]

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AND AFTER ALL THAT, PATRIOTS ARE STILL WORLD CHAMPS!

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OFSOLITUDE, TUESDAY, MAY 12,2015) — The NFL’s punishment for “Deflategate” has the markings of a pre-ordained conclusion. The league investigated for four months, and the best it could come up with was “probably.” For any other team, this “issue” wouldn’t have even made the local news. [...]

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PATRIOTS’ DYNASTY DOMINATES ‘THE AIR’

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015) — Full disclosure: Since 1960, when the team first came into the league, THE PLANET has quaffed the Patriots’ Kool-Aid. We did thus drink through all the dismal early years, those 2-14 masterpieces, and we continue to do it now [...]

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DEMOCRACY LOSES, AGAIN … THE SUNS ARE RISING … plus … A POEM … and … THE COMMENT LINE IS OPEN; GO FOR IT

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEEKEND EDITION, MAY 8-10, 2015) — THE PLANET begins with the numbers. (a) There are more than 6,700 people who live in Dalton. (b) According to town clerk Barbara Suriner, 4,578 are registered voters. (c) The vote on defeating Item 22 at the town [...]

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COURT RULING IN NSA CASE ONE SMALL VICTORY FOR ‘WE THE PEOPLE’

By DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI News and Commentary (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2015) — Today THE PLANET applauds a small victory for We The People in our never-ending battle against Big Brother and the excesses of government. It gives one faint hope that in our continuing fight to uphold privacy and our Constitutional protections, [...]

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