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PUTIN NAILS IT IN TAKE ON THE FAILURE OF ‘LIBERALISM’

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION JULY 5-7, 2019) — Russian president Vladimir Putin, the best politician on the planet (to say nothing of THE PLANET), showed why again at the G-20, sharing his analysis for the fate of liberalism in the west. From there, he made a state visit to Italy and the Vatican city-state. The schedule was tiring, but he wasn’t too pooped to Pope.

At G-20, Putin referenced the current form of liberalism masquerading as “progressivism.” The old fashioned liberal idea, embodied by The Founding Fathers and Europe’s Enlightenment, celebrated the freedom of the individual, embracing at the same time the responsibilities that freedom entailed. Today’s progressives stand for the opposite. They want Big Brother Government to be The People’s Daddy from cradle to grave. The individual matters not. The collective is all. No wonder millennials and younger love socialism — or what they think is socialism.

This is the sort Putin had in mind when he shared his brilliant analysis of the progressive’s fate.

“The liberal idea has started eating itself,” Putin said. “Millions of people live their lives, and those who propagate those ideas are separate from them.”

In that one thought, Putin nailed it, the peculiar drift of progressives to the left of left. It inevitably produces not representatives but repressives — people elected to office Who Know Better Than You. They live apart from you. They vote themselves pay raises and benefits denied others. They ignore you except for every two or four years, when you become temporarily “important” on the ever-more remote possibility that you will cast a vote. After Election Day, they crumple you up like a spent candy wrapper. You live in the trash for the next few years.

In cut-off back waters such as Pittsfield and Berkshire County, that disenchantment with progressivism has taken hold among the people, but it hasn’t translated to the ballot box because citizens have been beat up and beat down. Those who do pay attention see a county seat governed by irresponsible spending.

Putin also had it right on immigration, saying that a nation’s borders must mean something.

“People live in their own country according to their own traditions. Why should [reckless immigration and open borders] happen to them?”

Food for thought this weekend. Have a great one, everybody.

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“Beauty is always transient, which is why it is so interesting”Stephen Bayley.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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Pat
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Pat

Progressivism also started in Berkshire County long before it reached other areas of the country so we have suffered under it for such a long time. The Berkshire Eagle’s reputation as a far left liberal propaganda machine began during the early years of this area going down the Progressive rabbit hole and the newspaper was mocked across the country. Now we see how it has spread across the country and to the national media. Soon the whole country will have Pittsfield style politics especially if another far left Progressive becomes president in 2020.

The school committee
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The school committee

People supporting Don Trump are unaware of Puttins role in America change to a dictatorship.They see only what Trump allows after conferring with Russia ,China,and Trumps little friend in North Korea

The school committee
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The school committee

I watch Fox and Friends till 9am then listen to Beck till noon.Of course Rush till 3pm and over to Sean Hannity.Then it’s back to Fox and I fall asleep to the make over Laura Ingram and do this day after day….I don’t think it brainwashed me

Pat
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Pat

The far left liberal media has already brainwashed many people and in the schools the far left has brainwashed the upcoming generations. Just like in Russia, they only report and teach one side of an issue.

The school committee
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The school committee

What sort of liberal English and Math did you learn Pat and what college teaches it.

X-Lachs Lounge
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X-Lachs Lounge

You sorta have to have a brain to be brainwashed….leaves you out TSC.

Johnny Absurd
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Johnny Absurd

Putin is a rock star and that is why Trump is emulating him. If we reelect him for another four years we can catch up to and be part of the Russian dream. MAGA just like Russia,

Pat
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Pat

What party is silencing free speech and destroying people who don’t follow their political agenda like they do in Russia? If you say the Democrats, you would be right.

Johnny Absurd
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Johnny Absurd

Which party is refusing to let congressman or anyone else into the kids cage area to see if they are being treated like humans? Whichever party it is is hiding horrors not seen in a long time. Hope these kids are not being sold into the sex trafficking trade. But ya never know these days. If there is money in it some people will do anything. And then brag about it if ya know what I mean.

(watch the pivot on this one folks)

X-Lachs Lounge
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X-Lachs Lounge

JA and Shakey please explain and expound.

Shakes
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Shakes

Nobody is stopping the GOP’s racism. Poor right wing nut job snowflakes.

The school committee
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The school committee

MRGA is Trump helping Puttin steal another 400 billion and murder the anti Oligarchy media. Down with media ,Oligarchy is good for Russia.Saw it on Fox News

The school committee
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The school committee

Trump has a War on media learned at Puttins Russia. Oligarchy for beginners.

Pat
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Pat

Unchecked immigration does destroy the identity of a country and that’s why the far left supports it and is more concerned with it than with many other issues. They want to change the identity of our country from freedom loving Americans to people who are comfortable being dependent on big daddy government.

What better way to do that than to entice people to come here with promises of free healthcare, basic income, and free college? Right from the start that encourages people to come to this country knowing they would be dependent on big government.

Pat
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Pat

Putin is right Dan V. that we should be careful of unchecked immigration because it would destroy the identity of a country, but that is what the Democrats want to do which is why they are OK with it.

Shakes
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Shakes

I don’t think Russia is worried about too many people moving there. Well, maybe the planet prefers Comrade Putin.

X-Lachs Lounge
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X-Lachs Lounge
The school committee
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The school committee

Puttin is right about America and immagration.You can’t top this Pat but maybe you start quoting Trump idol Clad about stealing elections or the wrong people will be elected if you know what that means

Pat
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Pat

So shameful that ABC, NBC, and CBS, MSNBC, and CNN did not see fit to to air the 4th of July celebration in Washington DC yesterday. It was a beautiful birthday celebration for America.

Harrison
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Harrison

Sure. And whining poor persecuted Trump did not receive an abundance of free air time during his 2016 campaign? You are really going with the left hates America thing? Pretty predictable as is all you posts.

The school committee
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The school committee

Pat, while you and yours watch the immigration news the dems will see the real news .The right wing has you watching the ball they throw up in the air. Healthcare that is cheaper and better was delivered last July right Pat…thats why you vote Trump.What about your taxes ,did you report to us all you extra income…keep watching the immigration ball

Mr. G
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Mr. G

It is so appropriate on Independence Day weekend that the “conservatives” among us, you know, those who brought us Joe McCarthy, the Domino Theory of fighting communism and the Reds Under the Bed, are now taking their lessons on governing from the power mad, super rich through deep corruption, ultra violent and totally dismissive of the peoples’ needs Putin. Develop a single compassionate bone in your collective bodies people, then we can discuss liberalism. Putin is NOT the guy from whom anyone in the US should be gleaning political or administrative insight.

Jonathan Melle
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Jonathan Melle

Our Founding Fathers owned slaves. They wanted Liberty, but they owned slaves. Russia’s Stalin killed twice as many people that Germany’s Hitler. Russia’s Putin rules by FEAR! Trump is a demagogue, and he has divided the people instead of uniting us. Trump and Putin are friends.

But, according to Dan Valenti, it is all the fault of the progressives who are “far left” on the political issues.

– Jonathan Melle

acheshirecat
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acheshirecat

Not all founding fathers owned slaves and some of the ones who did freed their slaves and led the way for abolition of slavery in the North.
https://www.britannica.com/topic/The-Founding-Fathers-and-Slavery-1269536

Wilson
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Wilson

It’s a myth that slavery was banned: the government forces people to work to pay tax! If anything there is more slavery now since white females have also become tax slaves, and they call it “women’s liberation”. Lies!

The school committee
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The school committee

Stealing wealth Trumps 1.7 trillion giveaway to a few is so different that raising SS payments for all or Healthcare for all or rebuilding American infrastructure….stop supporting America Oligarchs

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Gotta love the “we hate America club” on PV

The school committee
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The school committee

I have not read 1 anti American comment on the Planet.

CC The Maze Sun
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CC The Maze Sun

“When you look up in the sky
You can see the stars and still not see the light (that’s right)….

So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains
And we never even know we have the key”
– The Eagles (Already Gone)

“It’s important to me, that you know you are Free”
– Todd Rundgren

A Bird can spend its entire life in a cage, never leaving the open door, never flying/soaring because it doesn’t know it can.

Pat
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Pat

If the far left loves America so much why was the birthday celebration in Washington ignored by the liberal media. Oh, we know why, it was about war stuff or so they say, and yet Pittsfield sounded like a war zone yesterday with all the illegal fireworks going off. I thought they hated gunfire sounds?

Harrison
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Harrison

That’s weird. I watched the event on CNN online.

Pat
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Pat

None of the television stations aired it especially the major networks. Not everybody has a computer which is what they are counting on. The liberal media did not want it to be seen.

Truthsayer
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Truthsayer

Ah, the ongoing battle of two sides that both think that they know better. Conservative right versus progressive left. The epic battle of the anus calling the other an a-hole with neither realizing they’re two of a kind.

Really getting tiring and quite pathetic because neither side realizes that what’s going to eventually bring down the U.S. is us.

Ron Kitterman
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Ron Kitterman

Instead of Independence Day we should rename it Dependence Day. “And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”

Putin On The Ritz
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Putin On The Ritz

Let’s not forget that even a broken clock is right twice a day

Johnny Absurd
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Johnny Absurd

Not if the hands are broken off though. So, in fact, some clocks are accurate twice a day while others just stare straight ahead and offer absolutely effing nothing informative whatsoever, at any time of day, or night and there is something rather eerie about that, don’t you think?

Putin On The Ritz
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Putin On The Ritz

when a clock has no hands we don’t know if it’s right or wrong. so it is said.

Johnny Absurd
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Johnny Absurd

or it could be to suggest that time is not of the essence at all, which begs the question, whose idea was it to keep track of time in the first place?

Seriously, who was this guy and does he wish he just minded his own business? Caesar did not have a clock and he seemed to get up in the morning just fine.

CC The Maze Sun
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CC The Maze Sun

Time is governed by Cronos or Saturn. Time does not really exist. The past does not exist or the future but only the right now.

Should you ever figure out this Game and get Home. No “time” will have passed.

It’s all in the mind.

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My digital clock says 55378008

Brody Hooper
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Brody Hooper

Matt I own you

This Just In
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This Just In

Rhode Island, of course, was among the most active Northern colonies in importing slaves. Between 1709 and 1807, Rhode Island merchants sponsored at least 934 slaving voyages to the coast of Africa and carried an estimated 106,544 slaves to the New World. From 1732-64, Rhode Islanders sent annually 18 ships, bearing 1,800 hogsheads of rum, to Africa to trade for slaves, earning £40,000 annually. Newport, the colony’s leading slave port, took an estimated 59,070 slaves to America before the Revolution. Bristol and Providence also prospered from it. In the years after the Revolution, Rhode Island merchants controlled between 60 and 90 percent of the American trade in African slaves. As a Rhode Island historian writes, “All together, 204 different Rhode Island citizens owned a share or more in a slave voyage at one time or another. It is evident that the involvement of R.I.… Read more »

Johnny99
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Johnny99

Not that I doubt what you posted but when you cut and paste another’s story you should be sourcing it. Please post link to source.

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This Just In
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This Just In

I did post the link but it disappeared.

Johnny99
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Johnny99

Got it, thank you.

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Fentanyl laced pot is responsible for new deaths in Berkshire County.

doomiedodger
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doomiedodger

Might be helpful if the Eagle would report the whole story including the number of overdoses and deaths just in Pittsfield on a weekly basis. It is possible this could serve as a recurring reminder and warning of the dangers of the drug. I would imagine that everyone who knows these numbers would admit the problem is out of control.

Sadly it seems that some city officials want to hide the severity of the problem in order to protect the city image. And in doing so probably contribute to the high number of overdoses. And that is just so sad.

Johnny99
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Johnny99

Most of the junkies know there’s bad product out there and often seek it out for a better high. Broadcasting that fact won’t help a bit to stem the tide. Making the choice not to use will.

David Haper
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David Haper

The largest contributing factor to opioid deaths is that we treat the addict like a specially protected class.
We keep reviving them when they OD, maybe we should stop.

The school committee
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The school committee

Brilliant

The school committee
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The school committee

If the Eagle would report whats happening in Schools,Street news,Entertainment,Sports is where you will get the circulation.Until you do Big local sports nobody will buy your paper.

Mad Trapper
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Mad Trapper

Excellent,

Dan

Sojourner Truth
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Sojourner Truth

I remember a scripted opening of a TV show, The Defenders, starring E.G. Marshall, that stated: ” Democracy is a very bad form of government, But ALL the others are so much worse”.
If we have compositely strayed from the purest attempt to achieve democracy, then how to we as a nation seek a paradigm to correct such ?
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing”. “When bad men combine, the good must associate, else they will Fall, one by one an unpitied sacrifice into a contemptible struggle”….Edmund Burke.

Ham Anex
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Ham Anex

Perhaps that’s why we are a republic and not a democracy.

Blare
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Blare

Sojourner,
They plagiarized Churchill: “No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.”

Tom Betit
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Tom Betit

Obviously liberalism must be cannibalistic, look at our present criminal justice system which is designed to maximize the elitist involveds income. Much like The Democrats took minority fathers out of the family unit, the probate courts in America are now practicing the predatory behavior on any family not aware of the gamesmanship. Resulting in more victims to be exploited by the criminal justice system increased more by Clinton than any president in history. Trump is first president to make substantial efforts in rehabilitation instead of incarceration.
50% of reason ms Harrington was elected is our present system is broken. Putin is just repeating what America has been saying for years, to cause further tension. Putin could beat Bobby fisher in chess, his firesight is his only strength.

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FYI: Pence missed out on a trip to N.H.,
It was some sort of “secret” as to why he was recalled to DC. My sources say it was to go over secret and sealed DOJ information about Jeff Epstein. It looks like this case is going to explode a long list of people including:
Bill Clinton
Prince Andrew
Elliot Spitzer
And in the case of Clinton, there are actual videos from Epstein’s private 737

Putin On The Ritz
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Putin On The Ritz

Putin nails in the democrat party’s coffin.

Johnny Absurd
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Johnny Absurd

Are you suggesting there may have been some pussy grabbing? Cuz Trump says if you are a star it is OK and these guys are kinda stars aren’t they? Kinda? So what is the fuss about?

Putin On The Ritz
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Putin On The Ritz

I’m biden my time until the hair sniffing and shoulder rubbing come out. If Creepy Joe wins will he once again swim nude in front of female secret service agents?

Hell Toupee
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Hell Toupee

Trump said they LET you. Consent matters.

The school committee
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The school committee

Trump and he are best of friends

Mad Trapper
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Mad Trapper

Trump is the only one who cooperated in Epsteins 2009 conviction

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/07/prosecutor-in-2009-epstein-case-said-donald-trump-was-the-only-one-who-helped-him/

Slick Willie and H-Beast might finally get justice.

Mad Trapper
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Mad Trapper

The Hildebeast was with Slick Willie on the “Lolita express” to sex slave island.

Maybe Huma was still playing with Tony’s Wiener then?

There is evidence Weiner went Epsteins Island too.

Blare
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Blare

In a presidential debate with Obama, Mitt Romney named Russia as our number one geopolitical foe. I can’t remember if the debate was before or after Obama was caught on a hot mic telling Putin’s puppet Medvedev that he would have more “flexibility” after the election.

Pundits on the left fell over one another to get in the best zinger about how out of touch Romney was. Russia? Get with the program old man, times have changed.

Those same fools view Russia very differently now, as they wet themselves over social media activity that will take place in every major election – in every country – from now to eternity. This is the world we now live in.

Pat
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Pat

True. Even as the far left in this country acts JUST LIKE RUSSIA by trying to shut down free speech, physically attacking people with different political views (usually conservatives, but even independents), taking over the media so that only ONE political viewpoint is represented and defended. It’s so obvious where the real Russian influence is coming from in this country.

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After some talk about the Berkshire Eagle and plagiarism I went back and reviewed a number of Haven Orecchio-Egresitz‘s articles.

They are rife with both outright plagiarism and errors that are substantial enough to alter the meaning and context of the story.
The fact that this is allowed to go on means the editors of the paper just don’t care, that they lack any semblance of integrity.

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Anytime you want to check an article, just copy a portion of it, paste it into google. If that text exists elsewhere, it will often pull it up.

In doing that with some of Haven Orecchio-Egresitz articles the text is often the same as other writers. That can happen up to a point but not to the level of what I’ve been seeing. Also she’s not the first to file so there can be no excuse about others copying her.
As to errors, just recently she filed a story on a near drowning in Pittsfield. Pittsfield fire department, as far as I know, doesn’t have paramedics. So how did a PFD paramedic save the drowning mans life?

Mad Trapper
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Mad Trapper

Journalism left the Left Winged Parrot with the Miller family. 199?

My cat won’t use her box with fresh litter lined with that propaganda.

Mad Trapper
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Mad Trapper

I had hoped Rutburg, being an impartial Judge, had a semblance of integrity and would turn the ship around.

He’s farther LEFT than Ocasio-Cortez!!!!

It’s truly said when the only unbiased news is the Planet.

James
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James

Why can’t our paper investigate if DA Rollins’ bosom buddy Harrington is also making good on her promises for “progressive prosecution?” Doesn’t the public have a right to know what is happening in our district court? How many cases have been dropped, # of pleas to a lesser charge, how many dismissed drug cases? What about dropped domestic assault charges? Come to think of it, wasn’t she offering to provide transparency?
Stopping injustice or putting the public at risk? Suffolk DA Rachael Rollins’s tactics spur pushback https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2019/07/06/stopping-injustice-putting-public-risk-suffolk-rachael-rollins-tactics-spur-pushback/IFC6Rp4tVHiVhOf2t97bFI/story.html

Mad Trapper
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Mad Trapper

File a FOIA and the DA witch will have to comply.

Tyer, school committee/superintendant, and city council need a few of those also.

If they give you crap, contact Judicial Watch.

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The problem with Harrington, she’s too stupid to actually know what a good idea is. She just copied the “never been to court, progressive DA playbook” and really wasn’t even sure of the words she was reading.
Being soft on drug use will eventually lead to both drug deaths and deaths of innocent people caught in the crossfire or mowed down by someone driving under the influence.
Harrington and those like her are just quicken the pace of the slide into oblivion of the Berkshires.

The school committee
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The school committee

Puttin is murdering journalist Pat

Johnny Absurd
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Johnny Absurd

As long as they are not Fox news “journalists” (if that is really a thing) it is probably OK with Pat. But they better not mess with cult chanters Limbaugh, Hannity and O’Reilly. that would cross a line even with Trumps Russia collaborate.

Bill DeWahl
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Bill DeWahl

Putin would murder his own mother……….

Sorry that Rush and Sean scramble your minds.

Tom Betit
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Tom Betit

Journalists or propagandist ?
Russia Differentiates between the two, in America we do not

The school committee
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The school committee

President Trump admires all the fake elected presidents who murder journalist who tell the truth.Why?

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Trump will move to remove Comey’s daughter as prosecutor because Comey is the one of the people under investigation in the Epstein case

Tom Betit
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Tom Betit

Trey Gowdy or Whitaker be a likely prosecutor,New England needs a good house cleaning.
Pence skipped NH visit as nh AG dropped case against Project Veritas pertaining to google censorship
and will visit when full story of accident that killed 7 is known.

Sessions got fired because he was stonewalling many cases epstein’s is just one of them.

Look for many Massachusetts political prosecutions,Barr is confused as to why no racketeering charges in MSP scandals.
As is the federal judge that rejected guilty plea, like Epstein case he thought was broomed , it’s not over till attorney General Barr says it’s over. Question is does Alex Acosta make the week?
Barr requested documents Alex had sealed open,& got them last week. If Alex had the information why didn’t he prosecute?
It’s been to long without a “ your fired” from trump!!

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The school committee

Trump often hung with Epstien as they shared many things .Birds of a feather flock together

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