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FROM THE PLANET TO YOU: A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MERRY CHRISTMAS, 2018) — No news today and no commentary. Today, let remove ourselves from “the game” to focus on something more important.

Though it’s been said many times, many ways, Merry Christmas, to you.

May the fullness of blessings and all good things be in your life. You don’t have to be religious to understand the intent of the iconic nature of “the reason for the season.” We would all do good and be better if we let some of that mythos soak into our deepest selves. Do this, and watch how the vista will broaden and your point in it take on a new, more fulfilling perspective.

Thank you, one and all, for making THE PLANET a success.

We have one simple request and wish that EVERYONE abides by it. We would ask for this once that we all stay away from politics, Republican-Democrat, pro-Trump-anti-Trump, name calling, hostility, and their ilk so as to keep in tune with the spirit of the season. THE PLANET has faith that what we ask lies within the capacity of everyone who comments on this board.

Enjoy the times.

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“O holy night, the stars were brightly shining …” — Traditional Christmas carol.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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Unwanted Carl
Unwanted Carl
4 years ago

Ten four Dan. Anyone know where I can get some pot? I plan on smoking myself well into the New Year.

Cos
Cos
4 years ago

Merry Christmas to the Trumps.

Dilly Dally
Dilly Dally
4 years ago

Merry Christmas Mr. Stanley.

Joe Pinhead
Joe Pinhead
4 years ago

I wish to each on the Planet and of the Planet a Merry Christmas filled with Love hope happiness and family.
We have Troops stationed all over the globe who by a sense of both duty and Honor will be separated from their families, their loved ones and their traditions. I wish them and their families the merriest of Christmas’s and as always will set a place at my table so at the most sacred and warmest of times we remember.
To all Merry Christmas

Halo
Halo
Reply to  danvalenti
4 years ago

Hopefully everyone is happy and healthy this season. Merry Christmas as to everyone on the Planet, and a special thanks to the G Man and his tireless effort to help those on a ride from hell to deal with these water rates. Currently there are people working in Government and not drawing a paycheck because the spirit of Christmas does not exist, and it is from one man who by all accounts has created more chaos than a fox chasing a flock of baby chickens from the barn. And whoever thought that the downfall of good will would come from a President, who should be spreading the good will and health and happiness, along with the thought of the American Dream which is now..lost

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
4 years ago

Merry Christmas to Luciforo

Dilly Dally
Dilly Dally
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
4 years ago

Really,no Carmmmmm?

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  Dilly Dally
4 years ago

Merry Christmas to Carmen Massimiano & Angelo Stracuzzi, as well.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
4 years ago

Let’s not water down the message of Christmas – which is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, son of God, sent to earth to rescue man from his sin.
“For unto us is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord” Luke 2:11
Merry Christmas to all!

Art Seller
Art Seller
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
4 years ago

The Gman asked me to wish a very merry Xmas to all those who post on this board and a very special thanks to those who have supported his efforts to save the tax and rate payers 28 million dollars for upcoming work at the sewage treatment plant. He will continue his efforts to do all he can to insure the ratepayers are not being robed of their hard earned dollars. He also asked that we all remember our military people who are serving all around the world. He knows first hand what it was like to spend two Christmases in the jungles of Viet nam while being just a boy of 19 years of age. He says anyone can send a greeting card to any military member via the USO orginazation and that military people are glad to receive them

Joe Pinhead
Joe Pinhead
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
4 years ago

Mr. Fritz,
You are so absolutely correct . Merry Christmas

Hondurans for Trump
Hondurans for Trump
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
4 years ago

Fake fake news,prove it.

dusty
dusty
4 years ago

Merry Christmas to all. Be safe.

and thank you very much Dan for this site and the window into what goes on around us, good and bad. This is the kind of site that makes evil doers grind their teeth at night. Shine the light and make the cockroaches scurry under the floor boards.

u
u
Reply to  dusty
4 years ago

Come on dusty Where’s the Christmas Cheer? Good Will?

The school committee
The school committee
4 years ago

Let’s remember on Christmas that a Wall to keep keep certain people away from America is Symbolism not substance.The idea of a Wall is a wink and a nod that dark skinned minorities are taking over America.In public the Wall is to keep out MS13 ,rapist,murderers.The real reason is racism and the fear that is fueled by Trump rhetoric who fuels it.Shumer and Pelosi will never cave to the symbol of the Wall.Liberals want a 100% secure Wall that keeps out everyone who want to enter illegally.But they will never,never ,never let this Symbol survive in America…..Merry Christmas to the Planet who provides the seeds for discussion. Merry Christmas to all .

Fake News
Fake News
Reply to  The school committee
4 years ago

Very fake information.

Minister of Intoxication
Minister of Intoxication
Reply to  Fake News
4 years ago

Merry Christmas to the savior of the taxpayer, the Wiz. And to the secretary, bah humbug.

AlaskanBushClowns
AlaskanBushClowns
4 years ago

Merry Christmas to the shutdown.

Cos
Cos
4 years ago

I agree with s c about aligning human beings by the color of their skin and ethnicity, or stature by wealth, an important other one, the way people look,many are judged by that,we don’t need a world leader in our own backyard inciting hatred,that is why we should all be thankful and come together at Christmas and reflect with Joy and Peace for a couple of days anyway. Remember the scriptures, the Meek shall inherit the Earth. Merry Christmas To Everyone those who ask questions,and want to express an opinion. Dow looks to be DOWn again today. Just sayin…..

H
H
4 years ago

What happened to the one man show over at topix. Merry Christmas to that.

Art Seller
Art Seller
Reply to  H
4 years ago

When I was young my father would give me a silver dollar for Xmas and the day after Xmas I would go to Carl Tyler’s hobby shop on Columbus ave and buy a model car and assemble it and place it on the TV for everyone to see. One year after I received the silver dollar my brothers and cousins played football in the backyard of our home and somehow I lost the si!her dollar. I looked and looked for it but could never find it. Two or three years latter I was mowing the lawn at our house and low and behold shining in the sunlight was that silver dollar. I have kept it all these years and tonight I will be holding it and I will remember my mom and dad and all my family members who have passed. This silver dollar is my link to the past and I will cherish it till the day I die. Merry Xmas to Dan and all who post and read the planet and may you all have good health and many more xmases. Make some memories yourself. They will help you get through the holidays if your lucky enough to live into old age

Cos
Cos
4 years ago

What a beautiful story Mr. G. Always a class act,Merry Christmas and thank you for what you have done and what you hope to do to make Christmas a little brighter for the non gonsigs

Tump did Up
Tump did Up
Reply to  Cos
4 years ago

Thanx G Man Merry Christmas, to you and yours and also many on the Planet.Ho Ho Ho

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
4 years ago

Dan,

I wish you and entire family a Merry Christmas. As someone who follows and enjoys your columns,I want to thank you for putting issues out there from A -Z in your columns we cannot find anywhere else (Beagle) that includes both sides of an issue that allows people to take in and determine where they are on any given issue that you bring up. I would also like to wish all my fellow posters a safe and wonderful Merry Christmas! You guys are the best even though I don’t always agree with every post or response, I’m grateful for the fact that you participate.

May Hemm
May Hemm
4 years ago

I want the know how a one man crew can be more popular than a newspaper employing100s Merry Christmas Mr.Valenti.

Unwanted Carl
Unwanted Carl
4 years ago

That story by the professor of water was magnificent made my night Merry Christmas,master of the universe and water.

Cosbies
Cosbies
4 years ago

The Gaetani Sliver Story is a classic. A movie on the Horizon?

Nota
Nota
4 years ago

Gaetani Christmas present….The Orbit?

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Nota
4 years ago

For crying out loud – give it a rest – as you were asked!

H
H
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
4 years ago

Merry Christmas Pat.

The School committee
The School committee
4 years ago

America’s women and minorities will save our country from Trump wealthy policies. It will take a bit but they will finally usher in healthcare,education not teach to the test conservative test ed,and we will get Social Security without threats of bankruptcy….I love The American minorities who with make the country great again.

Shelly aliver
Shelly aliver
4 years ago

Th Eagle never presents both sides of the story. Am I the only one to notice that? Merry Christmas Planet,good man.

Cos
Cos
4 years ago

The media never sleeps. There is a event a time clock on the government shutdown on the majors.Christmas Eve or not.

B. Clairmont
B. Clairmont
4 years ago

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Barry

Joe pinhead
Joe pinhead
Reply to  danvalenti
4 years ago

Barry and Family,
Merriest of Christmas wishes to you and to yours. Never a respectful question unanswered always a professional and courteous reply.
Best to you and yours in the New Year as well

tito
tito
4 years ago

Merry Christmas to our Government workers. And alien peacefuls that were shagged from the Country.

And my Swamp Award for 2018 which symbolizes Troy Landry famed Alligator Hunter, who states…., “you can go to the bayou and hunt alligators, but you will have to do the work”. And the Win-ner is”……….

Johnny 99….Congrats Johnny

Miss Vito
Miss Vito
4 years ago

,MerryChristmas everyone,got a brand new BMW…yes. I was nice.

Local Yokel
Local Yokel
4 years ago

Happy Holidays to everyone. Merry Christmas to you Ms Vito,lucky duck .

C. Trzcinka
C. Trzcinka
4 years ago

Merry Christmas! (from Bloomington Indiana, flyover country).

Your opinions and the lively discussion of the issues people in the Berkshires care about are one of the ways I keep touch with the place where my roots are so deep. I am often using your blog and the back and forth to understand what my family is going through there. I hope it continues with even more informed discussion and less personal attacks. I hope to contribute where I can in the coming year.

All the best to you who are living in one of the best places in the world.

Spagirl
Spagirl
4 years ago

Merry Christmas to the Planet, and all who contribute. May you enjoy Christmas as it was meant to be. Peace onearthfor all mankind. I was awestruck by the love and kindness that Otto’ s has extended to the Community for anyone who may enjoy a spaghetti dinner at their establishment today. Pay what you can, or not if you can’t. The true meaning of giving. God Bless.

Unwanted Carl
Unwanted Carl
4 years ago

Thanx spa and !merry Christmas, Nice of Ottos, they have given many times over the years.

Art Seller
Art Seller
Reply to  Unwanted Carl
4 years ago

I just talked to the Gman and he wanted to thank all who had good wishes for him and to let you know that he will continue in the new year to do all that he can to put a halt on the water and sewer projects. He said the EPA gave a gift to the city by suspending the clean water act on DEC.12 and he said this changes everything. The city now can put the brakes on the projects and look into better technology. Whether the city will do the right thing by the ratepayer is to be seen. The Gman wishes everybody a merry Xmas and hopes that more citizens will join him at CC meetings in the future. If you do not have the time to come to these meetings its ok as he will represent you but you at least should watch the meetings to see who is trying to help you and those who have no concern about you and your hard earned tax dollars. The Gman says he has to stop being nice to the mayor and council in the new year and they need to start being nice to the tax and rate payers. If they,’re not he may have to start playing hard ball. The Wiz knows everybody reads the planet and wishes all his adversary’s a merry Xmas.

Cosbies
Cosbies
Reply to  Art Seller
4 years ago

GMan, The main thing is the Plants.,and only 5 million in updates.

Art Seller
Art Seller
Reply to  Cosbies
4 years ago

Cos;; Maybe less than 5M

Shakes
Shakes
Reply to  Art Seller
4 years ago

Art: the clean water act is not suspended. If you and the G(oober) man really think this then you are bigger idiots than I ever imagined. You should take a lesson on how the government works, because you clearly do not understand it.

Pat
Pat
4 years ago

Merry Christmas to all.

Joe pinhead
Joe pinhead
4 years ago

Christmas celebrated at a Midnite Mass then viewed through the eyes of a small child in the morning is the best. To see the innocence the amazement the joy the magic and the wonder is so warming and even more humbling

Merry Christmas to all

Minister of Intoxication
Minister of Intoxication
4 years ago

G E logo on Celts Jerseys? Eery Christmas .