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KONTINUING KRONICK KRONICLES … PUDGE DISHES WHILE ALF FISHES … AND MANY OTHER HIGHLIGHTs on THE WEEKEND EDITION’s ‘F’OLIDAY ROUNDUP

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION JULY 1-3, 2022) — While “they” ask us about some nobody I’ve ever heard of but in whose every waking moment I evidently have a rent-free party pad in his mind, allow THE PLANET to clean up a real journalist’s notebook […]

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LADIES & GENTLEMEN, BOYS & GIRLS … IT’S TIME TO PLAY (AUDIENCE YELLS, IN UNISON) “THIS OR THAT”

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY JUNE 29, 2020) — [BOOMING VOICE OF] DON PARDO: Lllllladies and gentlemen, it’s time to play, THIS OR THAT, the game show where YOU get to choose YOUR preference. And here’s the star of our show, THE PLANET !!!!! [RIOTOUS APPLAUSE AS THE […]

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OF MICE, MEN, ‘RACISTS, TRANSPHOBICS, HOMOPHOBICS, MYSOGINISTS’ … MAYOR, MARCHETTI SMEAR SIR CHARLES IN iBERKSHIRES HIT PIECE

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY JUNE 27, 2022) — Nice of council president Peter Marchetti to push for a recall of colleague Charles Kronick, Ward 2 councilor in Ward 2. What does the prez have to do that’s more important than muzzling the only councilor (with Tony Maffuccio) […]

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BOWLER AGREES TO DEBATES, WHILE PING PONG WITH ALF CONTINUES IN RACE FOR SHERIFF

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY Second of Two Parts (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION JUNE 24-6, 2022) — When he announced for sheriff, Alf Barbalunga said he would meet incumbent Tom “Pudge” Bowler in debate anytime, anywhere. Bowler’s campaign got back to us and accepted that challenge. That being settled and […]

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BITING THE BULLET SACRIFICES THE BETTER PART OF A DAY, BUT THE PLANET ALWAYS PUTS ITS READERS FIRST

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY JUNE 22, 2022) — For all who inquired and all who noticed how some comments were put into moderation and not moderated in timely fashion, an explanation is due. It’s actually good news in one sense. The recent uptick in traffic has required […]

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!!PLANET EXCLUSIVE!! … RACE FOR SHERIFF HEATS UP … BOWLER, BARBALUNGA EXCHANGE SALVOS … THE PLANET BRINGS YOU UP TO SPEED

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY First in a Series (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY JUNE 20, 2022) — The two most significant local elections in the Berkshires this year will both take place on Sept. 6., the Democrat prelims. In November, good time to book that trip to Tobago. Nothing of worth on […]

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KRONICK’s BRILLIANT BUDGET BOMBSHELL PISSED OFF THE RIGHT PEOPLE AND MAY SAVE THE KAPANSKIS MILLIONS … or … THE ‘PICKLEBALL BUDGET’ BE DAMNED

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY ADD 1 FRIDAY 6/17 p.m. — Updating information for today’s story. Needless to say, THE PLANET has had enormous interest in the article judging by the page views and private communications. We’ve been hearing from sources left, right, over, under, around, and through. Sorting through the usual […]

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BARBALUNGA SLAMS TWO-TIME INCUMBENT STAR-BEARER “PUDGE” BOWLER ; ALF DECLARES FOR COUNTY SHERIFF, SHOOTOUT AT OK CORRAL LOOMS

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY JUNE 15, 2020) — Yesterday was Flag Day, and you know what? THE PLANET finds itself satisfied that no one remembers. One of our earliest memories is standing in front of our old, one-channel, B&W, General Electric TV, hand-over-heart, standing at attention while […]

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TYER’S DISASTROUS ‘PICKLEBALL BUDGET’ CERTAIN TO BE APPROVED BY PROFILES IN COURAGE ON CITY COUNCIL

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY JUNE 13, 2022) — Tomorrow, our Right Honorable Good Friends on the Pittsfield City Council shall approve mayor Linda “Flat” Tyer’s insulting and careless municipal FY23 budget proposal, larded with cash for the insiders and Special Interests, loaded with poison for taxpayers. With […]

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JAN. 6 HEARINGS A ‘HAIL MARY’ HEAVE BY DESPERATE DEMS WHO FEEL THE WALLS CLOSING IN

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION JUNE 10-12, 2022) — THE PLANET watched the Jan. 6 congressional hearings Thursday night, also know as “The Bad, the Worse, and the Ugly.” Forgive us, but we got confused. Before 15 minutes were up, time for some Democrat fame, we […]

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ALL FIVE BERKSHIRE COUNTY ‘REPS’ VOTE FOR ILLEGALS DRIVING; OUR QUINTET OF LITTLE BACK-BENCHERS DON’T CARE IF THEY’RE DRIVING YOU CRAZY

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY JUNE 8, 2022) — Remember the old Greyhound Bus slogan? “Take a bus, and leave the driving to us.” The woke idiots on Beacon Hill might want to adapt that slogan: “Take a bath, and leave the driving to the illegals.” The Massachusetts […]

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ARPA AWARDS: A WHIFF OF AN AT BAT, AND A WHIFF OF POLITICAL STENCH

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY JUNE 6, 2022) — When the City of Pittsfield released the list of ARPABux recipients, a notable mistake occurred. It listed the $700,000 for the newly established Berkshire Black Economic Council first and also fourth, a repetition no doubt a Rufferian oversight and […]

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THE PLANET’s WEEKEND EDITION: WOKE ‘ISM’s ARE KILLING THE COUNTRY … C’MON DOWN, BLM!

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION JUNE 3-5, 2022) —  “This is basically the end of MeToo,” Dr. Jessica Taylor, a psychologist, forensic psychology Ph.D., and author of two books on misogyny and abuse, told Rolling Stone. “It’s the death of the whole movement.” Let us hope […]

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PERMANENT WAR, A SAD FEATURE OF U.S. LIFE, SERVICED HANDILY BY THE UKRAINE SITUATION

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, JUNE 1, 2022) — Today, we present a thought-provoking guest column on the topic of permanent war. This dreadful condition has been in place in America since the end of World War II, when we did something the country has never done before. We […]

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IN REQUIESCAT PACEM: MEMORIAL DAY 2022

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MEMORIAL DAY, 2002) — THE PLANET offers no large quantity of words today, Memorial Day not Veteran’s Day. It startles to learn how many don’t know or appreciate the difference. Today we remember the war dead. All wars. As the years go by, we […]

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!PLANET EXCUSIVE! WE SHARE CITY’s NON-RESONSIVE DATA DUMP ON SCOOTERGATE; WHAT ARE THEY HIDING? CITIZENS HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW

BY DAN VALENTI PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY (FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION MAY 27-9, 2022) —  For The Weekend Edition, THE PLANET had promised our latest findings on Scootergate, which may be yet Flat Tyer’s political undoing, but when the slaughter of the innocents in Uvalde, TX, slammed in descending gloom, we reconsidered. […]

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