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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION SEPT. 27-9, 2019) — The new business courting Pittsfield, Spacely Space Sprockets, tempted THE PLANET for The Weekend Edition. Alas, space provides too big a topic with not enough information, though the early signs are troubling, especially Mr. Spacely’s threat to the city that if The Kapanskis don’t cough up, he’s leaving. Our initial response to this sort of blackmail is “There’s the escape hatch. How about using it?”

Which leaves us The Curious Case of the Washington Whistleblower.

This mystery has Democrats lathering for impeachment and Republicans circling the wagons. If one takes a step back and looks from higher ground, one sees … what, exactly? Washington politics, for sure. Government  dysfunction, certainly. A partisan ink-blot test, yeah. Only  substance seems to be missing.

The evidence leads back to Democrat-friendly operatives looking to strike a campaign two-fer. In pursuing this non-issue, they hope (a) to sink Joe Biden as party nominee, creating the ascendancy of Elizabeth Warren and (b) impeach President Trump.

THE PLANET predicts that (a) will fail — Biden will emerge as the party’s standard bearer — and (b) will backfire. The strong majority of the country doesn’t want impeachment. Biden will win in the end because of his party bona fides. There are enough cool heads in the room to realize a Warren nomination will doom the Dems’ chances in 2020. The country won’t stomach that kind of radical shift to the looney left.

(B)’s reverse thrust will come adults with enough institutional memory to recall the two previous impeachment efforts: the failed impeachment of Richard Nixon and the “successful” attempted coup of Bill Clinton. Nixon had the guts to resign before the inevitable. Clinton prevailed because of the trivial nature of the charges.

The Whistleblower is still unknown, as is the substance of this person’s second-hand contentions, but that has not prevented Democrats from a Limbaugh to judgment.

With that, THE PLANET presents this guest column by commentator Katie Pavlich.

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The Department of Justice has released an unredacted transcript of a phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The text was taken down by note takers. The call took place in July from the White House Situation Room. It shows no effort by President Trump to pressure Zelensky into investigating former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, in exchange for military aid. This action was falsely alleged by a whistleblower and pushed Democrats on Capitol Hill into an impeachment inquiry.

“There’s a lot of talk about Biden’s son, that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that so whatever you can do with the Attorney General [Barr] would be great. Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution so if you can look into it…It sounds horrible to me,” Trump said.

“I wanted to tell you about the prosecutor. First of all I understand and I’m knowledgeable about the situation. Since we have won the absolute majority in our Parliament, the next prosecutor general will be 100% my person, my candidate, who will be approved by the parliament and will start as a new prosecutor in September. He or she will look into the situation, specifically to the company that you mentioned in this issue. The issue of investigation of the case is actually the issue of making sure to restore the honesty so we will take care of that and will work on the investigation of the case,” Zelensky replied.

“I’m sure you will figure it out. I heard the prosecutor was treated very badly and he was a very fair prosecutor so good luck with everything. You have a lot of assets. It’s a great country. I have many Ukrainian friends, their [they’re] incredible people,” Trump said.

The New York Times reported earlier this year that Biden bragged about getting the prosecutor in question fired under a threat of withholding $1 billion in loan assets for the country. At the time of the firing, that prosecutor was looking into Hunter Biden.

It was a foreign policy role Joseph R. Biden Jr. enthusiastically embraced during his vice presidency: browbeating Ukraine’s notoriously corrupt government to clean up its act. And one of his most memorable performances came on a trip to Kiev in March 2016, when he threatened to withhold $1 billion in United States loan guarantees if Ukraine’s leaders did not dismiss the country’s top prosecutor, who had been accused of turning a blind eye to corruption in his own office and among the political elite.

The pressure campaign worked. The prosecutor general, long a target of criticism from other Western nations and international lenders, was soon voted out by the Ukrainian Parliament.

Among those who had a stake in the outcome was Hunter Biden, Mr. Biden’s younger son, who at the time was on the board of an energy company owned by a Ukrainian oligarch who had been in the sights of the fired prosecutor general.

Katie Pavlich’s latest book, Assault and Flattery: The Truth About the Left and Their War on Women, is available on Amazon.

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It looks like Uncle Joe did what any decent dad would do: Try to get his sleezy son out of the tar.

What do you think?

Have a great weekend, everybody.

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For men believe in the truth of all that is seen to be firmly believed” — Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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Fran Barguin
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Fran Barguin

I think his Ukraine deal is all bullshit so that the media can get viewers and make millions this coming weekend. Have you ever noticed Trump never really does anything that will get him impeached,it’s just not going to happen. We should be concerned about Tyers quid pro quo with the Eagle I berkshires pctv goons who make Trump look like an alter boy.

Mabels Diggs
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Mabels Diggs

Tyer has her arms spread eagle and talking, but to whom ? Was there a crowd in the road? Was traffic stopped for what looks to be some kind of speech?

PoliceReport
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PoliceReport

‍♂️

Merry & Bright
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Merry & Bright

She looks like she is flipping the bird to all the taxpayers with her right hand.

CC The Maze Sun
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CC The Maze Sun

”Lives in a dream
Waits at the window
Wearing the face that she keeps in a jar by the door
Who is it for?”

Jonathan Melle
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Jonathan Melle

I think Donald Trump should release his federal tax returns! And, why did he declare business bankruptcy 4 times?

I think Donald Trump should explain his NDA’s with porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy bunny Karen McDougal.

I think Donald Trump should explain why members of his campaign staff and administration staff were prosecuted and incarcerated.

I think Donald Trump should explain why he had neo-nazi’s work for his campaign and administration. Stephen Bannon. Sebastian Gorka. He even failed to condemn the hate and neo-nazi groups who marched in Charlottesville, Virginia

I think Donald Trump should explain why he ripped immigrant infants from their mother’s arms and put them in cages you would not put your family dog in. Some compare the detention centers to concentration camps!

I think Donald Trump should explain his hostility towards the 4th Estate: The Press/News Media.

– Jonathan Melle

Paul
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Paul

I don’t remember releasing your tax returns being a requirement for holding the office of President.

Pat
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Pat

Everybody who isn’t a Democrat has hostility toward the 4th Estate: The Press/News Media because they are in bed with one party. The way too cozy and friendly collusion between the Democrats and the media is a MAJOR reason for many of the problems we have in this country. That cozy relationship allows the Democrats to get away with far too much.

I think the far left Democrats should explain why they encourage children to call each other comrade, why they want to shut down free speech in this country that doesn’t agree with their far left agenda, and why they want to set up an authoritarian Russian style government in this country by the passage of the ridiculous Green New Deal touted by Lizzie Warren, Kamala Harris, and many other of the far left Democratic candidates.

Mr. G
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Mr. G

Jesus Pat, nothing you said above is true. Not a word.

Thomas More
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Thomas More

Ignore her. This blog is her therapy.

Edward R. Murrow
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Edward R. Murrow

Pat is spot-on, all except for the Russia-style gov’t thing.

Pat
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Pat

Thank you Ed Murrow. The media is intentionally using words like “cover-up”, “mafia” and other inflammatory words and statements to push this hoax on the public. I would not believe anything this media says leading up to the election and even beyond when it comes to President Trump.

Still wondering
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Still wondering

What? You again?

Edward R. Murrow
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Edward R. Murrow

I would say more of a Norway-style gov’t, which is really what Bernie talks about.

But Pat’s right about the ridiculous language used by the Dems–“organized crime shakedown,” “Sopranos episode,” and everything said by Chairman Shifty in his opening yesterday.

If the Dems do this right, they should be able to work themselves right out of the House majority next November.

Keep it up, y’all.

Johnny2Shoes
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Johnny2Shoes

How about all these politicians release their taxes and show how they went from rags to riches? How about releasing the taxpayer funded sexual claim payouts for those politicians along with all the names of politicians? Obama bought the cages so ask him why he didn’t buy the deluxe models. Not once have I heard you ask the same of democrat politicians misdeeds past or present.

Barbados
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Barbados

I like the politicians who win office for the first time, stay in for a bunch of unopposed terms, then get out and they’re rich and they land big “consulting”: jobs or lifetime appointsments (Peter Larkin, Chris Speranzo frinstance locally). State and national levels even worse. The big “Cash in”.

Acute Angina
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Acute Angina

Mr. Melle, you should release he air from your blow up Linda love doll.

levitan
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levitan

Nasty words.

X-Lachs Lounge
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X-Lachs Lounge

More fake news from Melle.

Johnny99
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Johnny99

The whistleblower is a blowhard who has no firsthand knowledge of Jack shit or diddly squat and it’s totally uncalled for to open an investigation based on supposition and rumors and heresay and no proper authority would ever do so let alone an impeachment inquiry. Furthermore the transcript should end it all period. Not a single high crime or misdemeanor nor a low crime nor a felony. The deep state is trying to take Trump down and he better watch out or the bastards will be trying to take him out anyway they can, just like they got Kennedy.

Pat
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Pat

True. I hope Trump has double security protection in this insane time in which we are living in which people DO NOT accept the results of an election.

Johnny99
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Johnny99

Mr. and Mrs. Kapanski,

I present to you, the greatest case that can be made for not voting for Tyer. Forget the article about the Tyler Street Renaissance, and just look at the picture. Loaded with has beens, failed leaders that led this city into the gutter, and GOBSIG types, and taken on private property owned by a connected businessman who is sucking on taxpayers nipple, thanks to Tyer.

https://www.berkshireeagle.com/stories/pittsfield-leaders-past-and-present-endorse-mayor-tyers-reelection-bid,585847

Tyer just sunk her ship with that stupid stunt and gave Mazzeo campaign gold. The only question ladies and gentlemen is did Tyer dummy up and keep Harrington away by design, or is Harrington too busy working on the latest homicide as hard as Tyer claims, or is Harrington away on another taxpayer funded junket????

Johnny Absurd
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Johnny Absurd

It was a circus performance worthy of a Barnum and Bailey endorsement. And it was done with an obscene, ballsy, in your face FU to the senior citizens and taxpayers. These are the people eating our lunch on a daily basis and by staging this production they are suggesting that they think you are stupid beyond belief. A few of them look like they are holding in their laughter.

Sad

Sojourner Truth
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Sojourner Truth

AMEN !!!!…. Tyer’s admitted iconic role model, Jimmy Ruberto and her svelte City Council Protector and Cult Puppet, Marchetti, used “renaissance and collaborative” wordings to support her. The cult needs to expand their vocabulary.
Hey, Gerry Lee almost appeared sober.
Did you notice all the perennial hacks and retreads ?
Can anyone figure the total amount of municipal pensions, salaries, grants,TIFs, and other public funds represented in this photo shoot ? No personal agendas ($$$) there…yeah right !!!

Mr. Fritz
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Mr. Fritz

Amen to all of the above. It was a “who not to vote for” pic!

Barbados
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Barbados

Major backfire. Tyer’s biggest blunder yet. Fatal to be seen with these hacks. Evidence of how clueless she is and how removed from us Kapanskis. I would expect Melissa loved it! I wasn’t sure until now. “Mayor Mazzeo.” Gotta nice ring to it.

X-Lachs Lounge
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X-Lachs Lounge

Johnny, Harrington is only concerned with away from homicide.

PoliceReport
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PoliceReport

Andrew Bakaj… lawyer, worked for CIA, sat the Ukraine Desk.
A “whistleblowers” best friend.

Auto Phil
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Auto Phil

Five months ago Justin McKennon wrote a blog post on the EMA website about a satellite that suddenly failed in space when it encountered space debris. The blog says they are “currently in the process of developing a facility” to test effects on spacecraft. (The chamber).

“Current openings” of employment opportunities on their website has an ad for an Associate Consultant to be hired in Pittsfield, MA.

I say Justin McKennon is bluffing when he says they’ll go elsewhere without the incentive package.

PoliceReport
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PoliceReport

That “associate consultant” isn’t actually a job at EMA. It’s a job for contract work as a contractor at another company. EMA is acting like an employment agent. You are a contract employee, for the duration of the consulting. The company pays $45k but books you at $60-90k. EMA also lists a few “employees” that are also “employees” of other companies. It’s a trend in some tech companies, whereby it bolsters their numbers, makes the company look bigger, and also lets people pad their resume. A good example, having a VP of sales or a Director of sales in Europe who is also simultaneously a VP of Sales or Director of sales for another company. Or where your VP of European sales has jumped company to company and is also a new hire. Not because of any real expertise in the specific industry but… Read more »

Dick Flimsy
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Dick Flimsy

Jonathan Levine’s column from the Pittsfield Gazette: Seeking a Slice of Space Mayor Linda Tyer’s proposal to incentivize Electro Magnetic Applications with perks should be carefully reviewed. The space tech firm proposes to invest $600,000 in a vacuum chamber in the city, starting with two company representatives, then adding four more employees. Tyer is throwing out the welcome mat, seeking $140,000 from the economic development account funded initially by General Electric to show the city’s excitement about EMA. Pittsfield has a remarkably poor record when it comes to such economic development efforts, personified by Workshop Live, the online guitar instruction firm that resided briefly on South Street but moved elsewhere when the public subsidies eroded. Then there was EV Worldwide which planned to revolutionize the battery industry from West St. The last flicker of power from that startup also went out once the public… Read more »

Lenny
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Lenny

Thanks PoliceReport & Dick Flimsy for that info.
Is McKennon related to anyone in city government?

levitan
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levitan

Fine research. Also, saying, “Give me a grant for my hypothetical operation or I ask a different municipality” is rather unconventional. A leveraged threat should state “Provide me a grant or I remove my existing operations to somewhere else.”

Thomas More
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Thomas More

He bluffing only to the extent that he’ll not go anywhere. He sees Pittsfield as a place that will give him a brand new building, $200,000 and pay his taxes for five years.

Truthsayer
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Truthsayer

I don’t agree with your assessment Dan. Trump cheated in real estate, cheated his contractors out of money, has lost a plethora of court cases related to his businesses, cheated on his wives, cheats at golf. Trump’s July 25 call reads like a scene out of the Godfather with Trump in Brando’s role. Attempting to sanitize and hide the transcript on another server? C’mon, let’s get real. You and all your Trump lovers can say what you want, but Trump got caught. Period. And knowing how you all think about Don the Con, maybe you can figure out a way to blame Hillary for all of this. Give it up.

Pat
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Pat

With all the spies in the White House trying to take down President Trump not to mention all the Democratic leakers, I am not shocked that President Trump is putting the Transcript on another server along with any other information I hope that the far left wants to distort and twist into conspiracy theories. Notice the far left media shows no interest in who leaked this information which is a major crime.

All the cheating you mentioned sounds like a description of the Clinton marriage and their many questionable business dealings throughout their too long time in politics. Yet these are people beloved by many Democrats. Stop the hypocrisy.

Truthsayer
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Truthsayer

I wouldn’t wipe my rear end with Trump’s head although it would be the only honest crap linked to Trump.

You Trumpites really need to give it up with the Clintons. I’ve been a Republican my entire life. Trump is scum of the earth and to me the country is more important that this jackass. He needs to go. The party needs to go back to being the honrable bunch it used to be.

Pat
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Pat

You are being so fooled by the far left. They are using the hatred that you and others have for President Trump to get a far left candidate in as President and pass the Green New Deal which will change government from asking what we want to telling us how to live our lives. You think President Trump is a despot, well, the whole system of government that Lizzie and company wants for this country will be extremely bad for this country. No cars, no planes, telling us what to eat, to sacrifice for climate change…..no thank you!!!!

Ben Dover
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Ben Dover

Truthsayer, I’ve been a faithful democrat my entire life but seeing what Trump has done to make this country better has made me a Trump democrat. He has done great things.

The school committee
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The school committee

Tax cuts for the wealthy and a deregulated Banking system Educational system and a non existent EPA…Trump going back in time making thing Great Again when we were ignorant…what blue collar underpaid man would not want more of this.Next he will offer healthcare that covers nothing…

Mr. G
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Mr. G

I wish that those who still support Trump despite his constant lies, racism, hate speech, overwhelming, out in the open corruption and profound stupidity would realize that everyone, domestically and abroad knows he has to go except for you. I understand why Republican politicians continue to support him; they fear he will force primary’s on them and they will lose their cushy, lucrative honorariums, but why Dan and Pat? He has done nothing to benefit you or your ilk. He has run up the deficit obscenely, formerly anathema to Republicans, he is a moral charlatan….he has to go.

Mr. Fritz
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Mr. Fritz

Mr. G & Fakesayer,
You are both suckers, listening to and buying into the mainstream media “news.”
Trump is the most investigated president in American history. He has committed no crimes. Provide facts to support your allegations to the contrary.

Pat
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Pat

I agree Mr. Fritz. They are just being used by the far left, but don’t realize it yet.

Edward R. Murrow
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Edward R. Murrow

This is precisely the Left’s problem as seen in Truthsayer’s comment.

All we hear is Trump this, Trump that, bigot, incompetent, corrupt, cheat, bankrupt, blah, blah, and blah-diddy-blah-blah–all day long, every day. Constitution this, oath of office that, 25th Amendment, my Aunt Sally hates him . . .

Well, if Trump is so damn bad, why haven’t you impeached him yet? This should have been done in January.

Your problem is that you need an actual CHARGE (with at least some evidence) of high crimes and misdemeanors–you ain’t had one before and you ain’t got one now.

So, time to shit or get off the pot.

Mad Trapper
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Mad Trapper

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/09/26/dossier-2-0-whistleblower-complaint-relies-on-soros-funded-investigative-reporting-group-that-partnered-with-buzzfeed/# “Sections of a so-called whistleblower’s complaint alleging President Donald Trump was “using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country” in the 2020 presidential race relies upon a self-described investigative journalism organization bankrolled massively by billionaire activist George Soros. The complainer admits, “I was not a direct witness to most of the events described.” Still, the so-called whistleblower goes on to allege that Trump pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter. The transcript of the phone call authorized for release by President Trump evidences no such pressure or quid pro quo and shows the request to investigate alleged corruption involving Biden and his family was a small part of the call. The “whistleblower” concedes that his information is based on secondhand knowledge: “However, I found my colleagues’ accounts of these events to be… Read more »

The school committee
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The school committee

Best reasons to vote for Mazzeo came out yesterday to endorse her. Bouvier Marchetti Yon and the person that spent more money than the others when she gave Eberwien and the Sheriff keys to the vault.Senior citizens will have no chance staying in their homes another 4 years under Tyer….Our school department is about to fold under many years of mismanagement. Pittsfield citizens are supporting a 1/2 empty PHS .The department of schools has wasted 10s of milions.Just ask the people who endorsed Tyer

The school committee
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The school committee

Trump wants the Ukrainian President to get some dirt on Biddens family for his use in the election to be President.The 400 million will be released for this favor.Trump went into a coverup upon being reported under the whistleblowers law.Trump wants whistleblower to be described as a spy.What happened to Jeff Epstein and the public threat to any future whistle blower is very intimidating.

Pat
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Pat

No, you are getting Trump confused with Hillary who we KNOW used an intermediary to get dirt on Trump using the Steel dossier and Russia. Also being investigated is possible Ukraine and DNC collusion to get dirt on Trump for the 2016 election.

The whistle blower is a spy in my opinion and the written account that came out yesterday reads like it was written by a large group of Democrat lawyers.

Mr. G
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Mr. G

Again Pat, everything you say has been debunked.

Pat
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Pat

You are so wrong Mr. G. We are only at the tip of the iceberg of the Ukraine story. Americans will be shocked at what comes out. This is why the urgency to impeach President Trump is so great. The bad guys are being closed in on.

Mr. Fritz
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Mr. Fritz

Let the hate flow through you, Mr G.
G stands for globalist, right?
Globalists hate Trump because he believes in American sovreignity – which is in direct opposition to one world government.
Wake up G, there’s still time to become pro-American!

Edward R. Murrow
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Edward R. Murrow

Pat’s statements have not been debunked, but maybe only G-bunked.

The school committee
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The school committee

He and Rudy admitted it .They were told ahead of time as deep state Trump does whatever he wants.Hillary is not President.Pat your killing us.Trump said he was a spy and you said he was a spy….What does Hannity say.

levitan
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levitan

SC.

He is a leaker – otherwise known as a criminal. The Whitehouse, intelligence, and FBI are infected by criminals planted by the prior administrations.

The leaker acquired information he was not authorized to possess, gave or sold it to another party who was not legally allowed to receive it and did so surreptitiously. That makes the mystery-person a criminal.

Hannity
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Hannity

TSC is full of Bovine Sierra.

The school committee
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The school committee

Its Hillarys fault.

Fake News
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Fake News

TSC, very fake news.

Walter Webster
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Walter Webster

Many of you are fooling yourselves.

Ruberto is probably more popular now than when he was in office.

Yon has the respect of the school department.

Marchetti has been the top vote getter more times than Mazzeo and is known for being a level headed city councilor.

Kevin Sherman and Gerry Lee are beloved in this community.

I’ll give you Bouvier and Doyle.

The majority of this group carries weight. This will sway voters Tyer’s way. No doubt in my mind.

Johnny Absurd
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Johnny Absurd

You sound like you may be their speech writer. So a grain of salt for your post dude

Cheshire Cat
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Cheshire Cat

Welcome back, Barry! We missed you.

SallySays
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SallySays

Walter,

You’re either smoking the whacky weed, or I’ve got some nice clean PEDA land to sell ya, because you are either out of it, or sadly misinformed.

This will only hurt Tyer, and actually shows how desperate she has become. Ruberto campaigned on tax relief and jobs and failed to deliver, and knew he was beat so he didn’t run again. He’s one of a long line of failed mayors and he’s Tyers puppet master. The only voter’s this is swaying is those unsteady on their feet to begin with.

Walter Webster
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Walter Webster

I spoke to a number of people today who think the endorsements will swing things Tyer’s way. The question is can she keep it up? Does Mazzeo have a counter punch? Kalinowsky and Graves won’t cut it.

Will Mazzeo roll out Bianchi, Bowler, Connell and Morandi?

We shall see.

Johnny99
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Johnny99

Counterpunch??? Seriously? If you think Tyer landed a blow with this idoicy you’re nuts. A picture is worth a thousand words and if I was Mazzeo I’d buy this photo from the boaring broadsheet and put it on a huge campaign cardboard and send it to every taxpayer. It shows Tyer is a bought and sold GOBSIG. Mazzeo needn’t say a word, cuz the pic is doin the talkin for her. Tyer sunk her ship Wally Webster.

X-Lachs Lounge
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X-Lachs Lounge

The school department loves yon because she’ll give into any demand the union wants and she won’t hold the school department responsible for scrappy low schools.

SallySays
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SallySays

Walter, you’re either smokin the whacky weed or I’ve got some nice clean PEDA property to seek ya.

Edward R. Murrow
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Edward R. Murrow

Corrigenda for the Planet today: –and one more time, boys and girls: 1. Nixon resigned because he didn’t have the votes in the Senate. Goldwater, Howard Baker et al. went to the White House and told him so. 2. Clinton did not resign because he DID have the votes in the Senate. Simple as that. 1. Biden has bragged about shaking down, as the sitting VP, Ukraine over the prosecutor who was investigating his son and thus got that prosecutor fired. 2. Three Dem. US senators–Leahy, Durbin, and Menendez (who I thought was supposed to be in jail)–sent a letter to Ukraine threatening to withhold money if they didn’t cooperate on the Russian hoax thing. 3. All calls between the US president and foreign leaders are CLASSIFIED, so how can you be accused of trying to cover up something that is ipso facto classified?… Read more »

Pat
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Pat

I will never vote Democrat again. These people are not well and they are incompetent. Queen Hillary should be facing the same scrutiny as President Trump over something we know she did….paying money for dirt on Trump involving Ukraine and Russia.

Truthsayer
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Truthsayer

Love the BEagle’s front pager on Tyer’s endorsements. Every single left winger that driven the city into the hole is standing behind her in support. That group is nothing for Tyer to brag about.

RUN! RUN FAST! To Mazzeo.

Johnny Absurd
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Johnny Absurd

Is the Eagle going to wait till the day before, before announcing that it too, is endorsing Tyer? Cuz their endorsement could cost her another 1000 votes on top of the damage done by the Ruberto, Doyle, Yon photo op baggage department boondoggle. She would be wise to tell them, no, beg them, not to endorse her.

Harrison
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Harrison

I thought the same thing when I saw that photo. It did seem like the primaries indicated a desire to change, so thought it was kind of a ballsy move by the Tyer campaign.

Johnny99
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Johnny99

Desperate not ballsy.

Gobsig
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Gobsig

Let’s celebrate the good news. Smitty wants to outlaw plastic straws. What a boost for the Berkshires.

Pat
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Pat

Unbelievable. All the problems we have in this area and plastic straws are their biggest concern. Can these people be impeached for incompetence?

Shakes
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Shakes

Biden and Trump are both scum bags. Literally two of the worst people possible in the presidency.

I don’t need the Planet, breitbart, Fox News, cnn, or any other source to tell me what I already know. Liz Warren is a fake progressive too. At this point, the corrupt incumbent, Trump wins.

I do wonder though, would the republican senate back impeachment if It strengthens a Pence run in 2020 because he’s the incumbent?

Johnny Absurd
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Johnny Absurd

Actually Putin has already won. He is the American president but operates out of an office in Moscow. If Trump gets the most votes in 2020 Putin will still be our president. None of this shit that is happening is an accident but rather quite by design. Putin’s design.

Acute Angina
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Acute Angina

Smoke another joint.

levitan
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levitan

What would be the mechanism for your proposed scheme?

The school committee
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The school committee

Tyer wants your money.She took money from you in 2016..2017…2018…2019…..Yon wants your money…Amuso gave and wasted millions and millions…Marchetti cant say no to Jake…Eberwien or Mccandless….Amuso begged Eberwien to never leave his position……..Bouvier spent 121 million at Taconic with ….Barry wants your money….Tyer loves taxes

Pat
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Pat

Mazzeo LOVES the taxes too. She even said so on her radio interview on 1420 or didn’t you listen to it? She said “Nobody likes taxes, but they need to increase”. You are fooling yourself if you think she will lower or stop increasing taxes. Tyer is no better on taxes, but that is the point. They both adhere to the basic ideas of their party which is high taxation. If you want something different, you need to vote in a different political party.

Charlie
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Charlie

Today’s WTF
Following up on her campaign promise and in advance of Domestic Violence month DA Harrington and her task force have been working hard to bring you…A book club. The big idea is, everyone is going to read a book about domestic violence by a human rights writer. That’s it. Contact Helen Moon.

Blare
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Blare

Yes, I am sure that recommending a book is the extent of AH’s plans to address DV.

Moreover, I think it an outrage that this woman suggest that people read a common book so that they might have thoughtful discussions about the topic. Reading is for morons.

Right, Charlie?

X-Lachs Lounge
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X-Lachs Lounge

BLARE, If you read a book recommended by Harrington you are a moron.

Aerin
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Aerin

A book club? Sorry Blare but for a prosecutor this is what’s known as a Nothing Burger.

Charlie
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Charlie

You know what’s not funny, Blare? The number of domestic violence cases that have been 86’d because Harrington’s staff is unprepared. District court is a sad place to be if you are women in Berkshire County because your representation is non-existent.

Blare
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Blare

Oh please do tell, how many DV cases have been botched by AH’s staff being unprepared?

Funny how you smear AH by spewing BS that can be neither proved nor disproved. Not an obvious technique at all. And used so rarely around these parts.

Charlie
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Charlie

Yes, Blare, the DA campaigned on the promise of transparency so where is it? Do you have any info on how domestic violence cases are being handled?

PoliceReport
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PoliceReport

What’s worse still about DA Andrea Harrington’s approach to this is that there are dozens of not hundreds of domestic violence cases languishing while she does her book club. Who exactly is the target audience for this? Existing victims? Will the have time to show up for the readings? Instead of being innovative and proactive DA Andrea Harrington just copied yet another program with the “book of the month” spoon fed to her. A much better book that does a historical deep dive, that revisits victims and abusers, is See What You Made Me Do: Power, Control and Domestic Abuse by Jess Hill. But it would take an iota of thought to actually do something that’s not just copying another DA’s program. Then again Jess Hill isn’t a US author who tweets about trump 4-5 times a day. Jess Hill wasn’t on the Daily… Read more »

PoliceReport
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PoliceReport

Yes because it’s important to have theoretical discussions amongst those that have the time to go to these little photo-ops.
It’s not like there isn’t tons of practical work to be done. Plus Rachel Louise Snyder is the hot new author, Esquire, The Daily Show, she rails against Republicans on Twitter on an hourly basis, worked for NPR.
It breaks no new ground, it’s packaged differently.

Blare
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Blare

Do you think that no matter what you say, if you say it as though you’re an authority it magically becomes true? You say Visible Bruises breaks no new ground. What do you mean by “new ground”? Given we live in a society that has been tone deaf and ignorant regarding the nature and complexity of DV since…forever, seems to me that there’s still quite bit of ground to be broken. But no, a wave of your wand and suddenly everyone knows all there is to know on the topic, so everything RLS covers in her book is old news by definition. That’s a brilliant argument. Really thoughtful. Of course, I doubt you have even read the book, which makes your commentary all the more ridiculous. Almost as ridiculous as your attempt to lay the Gamache case at AH’s doorstep, when it was plainly… Read more »

Aerin
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Aerin

The eagle actually wrote about Harrington’s book club. It’s brilliant. She’s not going to do anything. She’s just going to rely on other people to read a book and get some positive press for herself.

sheetish
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sheetish

Did you notice something in the picture? All the homely people were in the back.

Quastia Romantico
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Quastia Romantico

Doyle eerily resembles the Butler Lurch from the Addams Family.

The school committee
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The school committee

Mazzeo wont owe anything to Tyers supporters.What do retreads do for Pittsfield taxpayers.Tyer wants money from old people and from hard working poor people.Thats Pittsfields elite.

Pat
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Pat

“The Clinton campaign proactively sought dirt on Trump from Russian government sources. They did it through cutouts. In April 2016, Clinton campaign lawyer Marc Elias retained opposition research firm Fusion GPS to compile incriminating information on Trump. Fusion GPS in turn hired Christopher Steele, a former British MI6 operative with sources among Russian government officials. The result was the salacious dossier, whose sources included “a senior Russian Foreign Ministry figure” and “a former top level intelligence officer still active in the Kremlin.” Steele’s work was paid for by Clinton’s presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee. That means a paid agent of the Clinton campaign approached Russian officials for damaging material on Trump. Clinton claims she did not know about Steele’s work. It doesn’t matter. Imagine if Cohen, or another lawyer paid by the Trump campaign and Republican National Committee, had hired a former… Read more »

Auto Phil
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Auto Phil

https://www.berkshireeagle.com/stories/2nd-likely-witness-in-2014-pittsfield-murder-retracts-statements,585846 Who is following this absolute fuck up of a trial? Excuse my language. Gamache died. Johnson is on trial for murder. Those are about the only things we know for sure in this entire story. Campbell admits to shooting Gamache. Campbell then says he lied, it was Johnson. Campbell still pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter for Gamache’s death. Lang says Campbell shot Gamache. He says this in a police interview and then to a grand jury. Then he says he lied, Johnson shot Gamache. Lang’s girlfriend also says Campbell shot Gamache on two occasions to the police. Then she says she lied and Johnson shot Gamache. The 4th person, Moretti, originally said JOHNSON admitted to shooting Gamache. Now he is stating he lied, that Johnson never said that. If you were to look up Reasonable Doubt in the dictionary, THIS would be the… Read more »

Auto Phil
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Auto Phil

I really think the only logical thing here is to declare a mistrial. If Johnson is convicted, the material for appeal could be turned into a Lifetime Original Movie… what a mess.

PoliceReport
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PoliceReport

This is a textbook example of creating reasonable doubt by lying. I think you’ll see this in another drug case coming up. Younger brother, no rap sheet pleaded out, older brother will put all of it on the younger brother and will walk. Even the police suggested that the witnesses got the wrong person. That coupled with the fact they pleaded to what they thought was just an assault, makes perfect sense. If you can pleaded down to a short stretch with time served, and think it’s not going to be a murder wrap, why wouldn’t you? Saves time, prolly better deal than what you public defender would get you at trial. It’s oddly believable. Also while DA Andrea Harrington has her book club, what’s going on with those dozens of Williams rape cases? In specific, what’s up with Pucci’s client. She was so… Read more »

James
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James

I heard that Harrington shopped Pucci’s case around to her progressive DA friends and they turned her down because it’s a lousy case.

levitan
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levitan

Could have been shot somewhere else, between Pittsfield and Cooley Dickinson.

levitan
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levitan

Inadequate protection for witnesses, again?

Remember Capeless stringing Glasser out as bait?

PoliceReport
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PoliceReport

That’s not exactly true. Glasser kept asking to leave his relocation locations and wouldn’t abide by the requirements of his relocation.
Glasser had a number of cognitive problems that made dealing with him difficult.

Levitan
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Levitan

PR

You’re right that Glasser was likely a difficult person who may have compromised himself even if he were covered. Capeless likely would have wanted him in witness protection. However, Capeless did not even approach the State for funds to provide witness protection. The evidence for carelessness is there.

Ewendt
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Ewendt

I’ve heard from informed sources that this case was tee’d up for trial when Harrington took office. Now 9 months later the witnesses have had time to get scared and recant.

Pat
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Pat

President Trump was doing exactly what he should have been doing since the law passed in 1998 that gives the United States and Ukraine the right to discuss possible criminal matters and that includes potential legal problems involving Biden and Ukraine and, oh yeah, a billion dollars. President Trump was well within his rights to do this. No money was held back from Ukraine either since it’s obvious that Trump and the Ukraine leader are on very good terms.

https://www.congress.gov/treaty-document/106th-congress/16/document-text

Trump 2020
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Trump 2020

I hope that the House of Representatives impeaches Trump. Let me tell you what will happen next! 1. The House can pass articles of impeachment over the objections of the Republicans, and refer to the Senate for trial. 2. The Senate will conduct a trial. There will be a vote, and the Republicans will vote unanimously, along with a small number of Democrats, to not convict the President. Legally, it will all be over at that point. 3. However, during the trial, and this is what no one is thinking about right now, the President’s attorneys will have the right to subpoena and question ANYONE THEY WANT.. That is different than the special counsel investigation, which was very one-sided. So, during the impeachment trial, we will be hearing testimony from James Comey, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Bruce Ohr, Glenn Simpson, Donna Brazile, Eric Holder,… Read more »

Pat
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Pat

I agree. They want to bring down Trump? Well, let’s get them for their crimes and show the American people just who are the real criminals. It’s time to fight back!!! They want a quick impeachment to avoid all of their own dirt being brought to light.

The school committee
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The school committee

Pat can you quote Trump and Rudy as they admit to the crime.

Lenny
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Lenny

And the swamp will get eradicated!
Win- win!
Bring it on!

Jonathan Melle
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Jonathan Melle

I believe that Gerry Doyle and Jimmy Ruberto were both big failures in the sad history of Pittsfield politics. The “Doyle debacle” included the signing of the questionable Consent Decree with GE, the birth of the now 21-year-old PEDA, the scandal where millions of taxpayer dollars went missing and was never accounted for, and Good Old Boys barroom politics. The “Ruberto regime” was like one big horrible series of lies! Jimmy Ruberto said he wouldn’t use the Good Old Boys club that gave Pittsfield politics a bad name. But in a short amount of time, it became clear that he was the King of the Good Old Boys! Ruberto said he had a “rolodex” of business contacts, but then hundreds of living wage jobs were lost and thousands of people moved away from Pittsfield during his 8 years of failed “leadership”. Ruberto spent over… Read more »

Johnny99
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Johnny99

Holy Toledo Johnathan, you took your blinders off and are now seeing things clearly, unlike half the GOBSIG types in the photo with their eyes closed.

Johnny Absurd
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Johnny Absurd

She is not “playing into their hands” Johnathon. She IS ONE OF THEM!

Johnny2Shoes
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Johnny2Shoes

She could just say she is independent from them to get elected because politicians will say and do anything to get elected. I think that it is to late for that because the photo is already out there for anyone to believe it.

john doe
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john doe

May I suggest everyone read the full transcript of the Trump Ukraine call rather than Dan’s small snippet. It reads like something out of the GodFather with Trump telling the Ukranian President he needs “favor” from him, which is to investigate Biden’s son. It couldn’t be more clear that Trump was soliciting help from a foreign leader to advance his own election prospects. It is completely egregious. https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/25/politics/donald-trump-ukraine-transcript-call/index.html

And it is both scary and dangerous when people try to label a whistle blower a “spy” in order to deter any other would be whistle blowers. I am sure there are plenty of them out there. Trump is running this country like a third world despot.

Wilson
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Wilson

are you so spun by the media that you are more upset about Trump trying to get elected than about Biden for being corrupt? Always about catching Trump in a technicality while criminals and traitors are protected

Pat
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Pat

Unbelievable. They did the same thing with Hillary and her crimes….look the other way because they are Democrats. It’s clear that the far left is willing to sacrifice Joe to get to Trump. So they make up this phony conspiracy theory with some loyal to Hillary CIA officer sneaking around the White House snooping for something they can twist into an impeachment. Joe isn’t far left enough for them anyway so they will throw him under the bus easily. They need that Green New Deal to pass to get total control over this country.

john doe
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john doe

I am upset that we have a president that is either so stupid or brazen, that after encouraging the Russians to interfere with his first election, he actively solicited the Ukranian government to help with this election. If you call that a technicality I would hate to know what you think needs to happen to actually be guilty of something.Your response is a classic Trump tactic. Rather than address the charge you try and divert about Biden, which is a whole separate issue.And as far as I’m concerned, both Hunter Biden and Don Trump Junior used the power of their father’s positions for personal gain and they should both be ashamed of themselves.

Johnny2Shoes
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Johnny2Shoes

I’m also upset with Trump,” The great “Art Of The Deal” maker. Why in the hell didn’t he offer one transcript to Shiff and the rest of the impeachment squad for 30,000 e-mails that would reveal so much about everything ?

Pat
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Pat

He didn’t encourage the Russians to interfere with the first 2016 election. That was Obama and crew who did NOTHING and said nothing even when they KNEW about the interference more than likely because they intended to blame it on Trump if he was elected, which they did. Shifty Shiff was the one who said he had solid information that Trump was guilty of Russian collusion. That was another lie. So here we go again with the Ukraine angle. These people are shameless.

Johnny2Shoes
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Johnny2Shoes

Whistleblower is just another name for a disgruntled democrat. Hillary called Joe and told him she has some leftover Bleach Bit for sale.You know her, anything for a buck.

Pat
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Pat

More suspicious activity going on behind the scenes with the whistle blower law. It was conveniently changed recently to allow complaints that do not involve firsthand knowledge by the whistle blower. Gee, I wonder who changed it?!?
https://bongino.com/whistleblower-rules-were-changed-right-before-the-ukraine-complaint/

john doe
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john doe

More Trump spin. Label someone who is reporting your bad behavior a traitor, spy, disgruntled democrat etc. Once again this is a dangerous action one would expect from a tyrant dictator. There is a reason there are whistle blower laws, and they protect all of us. I understand people’s frustrations with the far leaning left, but the way people blindly embrace and defend this poor excuse for a president is truly mind boggling. I predict that ten years from now most of Trumps supporters will be embarrassed to say publicly they ever supported him.

Lenny
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Lenny

Turn off CNN, you globalist!

Johnny2Shoes
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Johnny2Shoes

Wouldn’t it be nice though if the same rules applied to all

Joe Blow
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Joe Blow

I’ve never seen a Presidents phone calls leaked before President Trump. This sets a very bad precedent for future Presidents of both parties. The deep state is real and a threat to our Constitutional Republic….keep it up Dems!

Johnny Absurd
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Johnny Absurd

So the mayor is bringing in this company EMA (Electro Magnetic Applications) to the PEDA site and giving them a healthy chunk of taxpayer money? And they want to build a Vacuum Chamber to test whatever?
So why can’t the mayor save the taxpayers money by letting this company use the vacuum chamber in the corner office?

The mayor says, “there is a lot more to be done”. (a lot more done to whom?) the taxpayers?

Merry & Bright
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Merry & Bright

Hopefully the fact that McKennon stated on the BB Facebook that if he did not received money from the City of Pittsfield he would go elsewhere should be enough of heads up to vote this down. Any successful business man would know enough to not respond on a Facebook page, especially without thinking responses through. Why is his corporate headquarters not setting his business up? If he is already threatening to leave, will he take the money and the first time something does not go his way, he will stamp his feet and leave? Once again leaving the taxpayers of Pittsfield hanging This GE money should be utilized to benefit all the taxpayers not one person that has a dream. We also need a Mayor that serves all the people, not just a chosen few.

PoliceReport
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PoliceReport

The two people from EMA pushing this deal have worked for EMA for less than six months each. One of them hasn’t even been working for a year. McKennon has been a consultant for 6 years and prior to that didn’t even work in the “space field”. Beyond consulting at GD during his EMA “tenure” he was a software “salesman” repping EMA at trade show booths. Neither of these individuals are principals of the company, they aren’t owners, co-owners, or on any board. They are new hire employees with a total of 6-7 years experience in the “space industry”. They’ve never run a company, never been responsible for any facilities they’ve owned, have extremely limited expertise in their field, and want to do something “no one has ever done before”. “No test facility in the world has all these capabilities, let alone in a… Read more »

Auto Phil
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Auto Phil

You make an excellent point. This kind of thing doesn’t exist anywhere else. Is this literally the brainchild of Justin McKennon? Why has no one / no company ever thought to comprehensively test spacecraft to space storm elements before? Or does it happen in some other fashion?

We know McKennon/EMA has been in the process of developing this testing facility since at least April 2019. What has transpired between then and now to end up as a proposal to the City of Pittsfield in September 2019…?

Mr. Fritz
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Mr. Fritz

I agree, but we have a bunch of non- business type people on the CC who will probably not investigate this matter thoroughly.
I stand firmly against throwing Economic Development Funds at a fledgling private business in order to make it appear that our city leadership is making progress in bringing legit businesses to the city. Too many public money throwaways to private companies in this town.
The hypocrisy is that longtime downtown business people like Ramondetta of Nautilus have to fight tooth & nail for free public parking space to be restored, yet the city rushes to throw $140,000 at a startup business offering 4 jobs in five years total.

levitan
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levitan

Business experience is not required to determine the strength of this proposal. Everything one needs to know to question is available in the minutes.

PoliceReport
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PoliceReport

As it is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, two of the most common types of domestic violence are rape of a spouse or domestic partner and sexual abuse against a date aka “date rape”. Considering there were dozens of outstanding alleged cases of rape at Williams and it was a lynchpin promise of DA Andrea Harrington’s campaign, maybe instead of hosting a book club she should be prosecuting those cases. Maybe she should spend a little time reading and brushing up on current case law and get in there and win those cases for the victims. It’s interesting that most of the complaints levied are Williams College, except those “dozen” or so cases Pucci says he was told about, haven’t been investigated and moved forward. If there’s about 50 or so sexual assaults a year at Williams College, why isn’t DA Andrea Harrington pursuing these… Read more »

Blare
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Blare

An “interesting quote” is usually one that comes directly from an actor in a situation, not a reporter’s 2-sentence summary of what was likely a carefully considered, painful choice. Chanel Miller’s story probably helps explain their decision.

The Ruki
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The Ruki

And correct Dan. You could also say that about the Mayors blight program, a stint you did when you were at Puke T V illustrated the infamous Hess Forest still standing. Lovely view isn’t it?as youngsters leave Morning-side School. Vote Yuki andJay Hamling,very smart people.

Benigno Numine
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Benigno Numine

None smarter than Alex Blumin. Most important to get White and Persip off the CC. Two dumb gobsigs.

Mill Street Blues
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Mill Street Blues

One of the biggest blight disappointments was the area around Silver a Lake last I looked was weed laden specifically around the lake. I really thought the city was going to make that area special. Another fugetaboutit.

Auto Phil
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Auto Phil

They only mow it when there is something happening at the PEDA sites. I believe it was mowed last week in preparation for the spaceship landing…

The school committee
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The school committee

TYER wants your money.

Jonathan Melle
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Jonathan Melle

Blame Linda!

Johnny2Shoes
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Johnny2Shoes

She inherited a mess! And another couple terms should do the trick to clean it up.

Johnny2Shoes
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Johnny2Shoes

You can’t enjoy a vibrant and dynamic city without cash for very long.

PoliceReport
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PoliceReport

An Adams man was arrested Saturday in an August shooting that claimed the life of 32-year-old Stephanie Olivieri, according to the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office.

Tyler Sumner, 25, faces a murder charge stemming from the Columbus Avenue homicide, said Andy McKeever, a spokesman for the office. Sumner is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Berkshire District Court.

McKeever said officers with the Pittsfield Police Department arrested Sumner with assistance from patrol units in Adams and North Adams.

Olivieri, of Yonkers, N.Y., was shot once Aug. 25 while sitting in a car on Columbus Avenue. Investigators did not believe that she was the intended target, officials said in the days after the shooting.

More details were unavailable at the time of this report.

PoliceReport
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PoliceReport

NORTH ADAMS — The Berkshire County Drug Task Force raided a West Main Street apartment Tuesday night, reportedly turning up crack cocaine and heroin. After watching the property as part of a three-month investigation, police executed a search warrant and located Tyler Sumner, 23, who was allegedly in possession of $314 in cash, 23 bags of heroin and 8 grams of crack cocaine. If sold on the street, the heroin is estimated by police to be worth $160 to $230, while the crack cocaine would bring in about $800. Prosecutors argued that Sumner has engaged in “consistent criminal activity for years,” referring to his multiple prior drug convictions. Sumner’s attorney, Glenn Keiderling, briefly questioned if police had substantiated the reliability of confidential informants referenced in the report and indicated he would explore whether the initial search warrant was valid.Sumner pleaded not guilty Wednesday in… Read more »

JoePesci
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JoePesci

Hat’s off to the detectives who solved this case, and not the DA who couldn’t indicte a ham sandwich!

Acute Angina
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Acute Angina

Do you believe it? Twenty five and according to Harrington his brain just finished developing. Oh well.

PoliceReport
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PoliceReport

As you will see, as it is approved for posting, this young man has a storied history of violence and drug dealing. His criminal history goes way back to when he was an actual juvenile, 14 and 15 with assault charges culminating in an arrest for assault with a firearm when he was barely 17.
Of course none of it was his fault, his brain was and is still developing. His gang affiliation is just a byproduct of his need for a family and like other experts have noted, this is just a local crime not a crime associated with a larger enterprise of drug trafficking and gangs. This will be the second innocent woman shot in the head, by mistake mind you, by people with known gang ties and a history of violence and drug dealing.

Auto Phil
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Auto Phil

This is all because he wasn’t diverted between ages 17-24 you know. We failed him as a community.

Agent 86
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Agent 86

PoliceReport, what was the disposition of the firearms charges over the years on this knucklehead?

PoliceReport
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PoliceReport

About two years total in jail. Sentenced to 2 1/2 for gun a year and a 1/3 for their things.

Agent 86
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Agent 86

• Under Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 265 Section 18B, an additional criminal charge can be imposed if a person is charged with a felony and was in possession of any type of firearm at that time. If convicted, a minimum prison sentence of five years will be imposed. In the case of a ‘large capacity’ weapon, the prison sentence will be at least 10 years. Additionally, a sentence will be imposed for the underlying felony.

PoliceReport
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PoliceReport

So if you follow the Democrats “logic” the best way to get away with something is to be a candidate for President, then any official questions about your families illegal doings become “opposition research” Much ado has been made about why this call was moved to a code worded system and why many calls like it were not. As it contains the specific names of people of interest and specific names of alleged bad actors in a forgiven government, by law it should be code worded. Code worded and eye only systems and protocols are designed to keep casual eyes off of documents and conversations that might lead to future criminal prosecutions or intelligence actions. US and Ukraine Treaty doc 106-6, signed by then President Bill Clinton with then Senator Joe Biden voting to ratify contains the following: “The Treaty is self-executing. It provides… Read more »

Pat
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Pat

Susan Rice admitted yesterday that even Obama would put calls in such a system. By that treaty signed by Bill Clinton, President Trump was completely within his rights to discuss potential criminals matters.

More troubling is an action by the State Dept. done secretly to change the Whistle Blower laws just days before the release of this report otherwise the Whistle Blower account would not be legal at all. This raises serious questions about what is going on in that department.

https://www.theblaze.com/news/requirement-for-whistleblowers-to-have-first-hand-information-was-scrapped-before-ukraine-complaint?utm_source=theblaze-dailyAM&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily-Newsletter__AM-TEST%202019-09-29&utm_term=NewAMPM-TEST

Pat
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Pat

I amend the above. It seems the change in the Whistle Blower Act was made sometime between 2018 and the present and was done in secret. This CIA agent and more than likely other spies were in the White House during that time and have been trying to get something on the president all this time. This change in the Whistle Blower law would cover all their bases. So while the Russian collusion investigation was going on which shifty Schiff assured us he had solid information that the president was guilty, they also had this “insurance policy” investigation going on in the White House.

The school committee
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The school committee

Linda Tyer is running for Mayor for 4 More Years to protect her Department heads and their slogan is”We want to spend more money than last year and we need to raise TAXES” Taxes for Tyer because she knows how to spend.

Jonathan Melle
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Jonathan Melle

Pittsfield politics stands for high taxes!

Johnny2Shoes
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Johnny2Shoes

I would say the voters who vote them in and keep putting them in are the real reason Pittsfield politics stands for higher taxes. They know what they are getting from the same retreads after awhile in office.

The school committee
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The school committee

The snowflake Senate is afraid of Don Trump and Rudy Giuliani’s Mafia

Van Lingle Mungo
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Van Lingle Mungo

Stop it Mark.

The school committee
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The school committee

Snowflake Republicans are quiet.

C. Trzcinka
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C. Trzcinka

There is obvious pressure from Trump to do a “favor”. He asks this in the paragraph after Zelensky asks for Javelins which the Ukrainians need to stop the Russians. Trump does not define the favor which means either he doesn’t know what it is or both parties know what it is. The request for a favor coming immediately after the request for assistance is a threat. Trump goes on to elaborate that an investigation should begin against Biden and that Zelensky should coordinate with Guiliani and Barr. There is a benign explanation and an corrupt one of this exchange. The corrupt one is fully explained by the Democrats -Trump is using US national security to improve his election chances. The benign explanation is that he is trying to reduce corruption in a country where the US has strategic interests. He wants to see investigations… Read more »

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