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IN THE END, WE SHALL FIND THAT THE REAL CONTAGION WAS HYSTERIA

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION MAY 22-4, 2020) — THE PLANET has lived through three previous pandemics. We’re now on our fourth.

The pandemics:

  • In 1957-8, the Asian flu, left 1.1 million people dead worldwide (116,000 in the U.S.).
  • In 1968, the Hong Kong flu struck. One million died (118,000 in America).
  • In 2009, H2N2 hit. World mortality total of 575,000 (12,469 in the U.S.).

We shall leave out “minor” outbreaks such as Ebola and Mogo-on-the Ga-GoGo.

Of the 1957-8 and 1968 events, we should point out that the country’s populations were 48% and 38% respectively smaller than today, greatly enlarging the relative value of the numbers for those years. Population today: 330,749,556 and growing … 1957: 171,984,130 … 1968: 205,805,755. In those previous situations, people took reasonable precautions, accepted the risks, and the United States of America not only kept functioning but kept doing so as the world’s leading superpower. We didn’t pull an instant shutdown, the equivalent of driving a car at 80 mph into a brick wall.

———- ooo ———-

Scientists say there are hundreds of millions, perhaps billions of viruses that accompany mankind on our terrestrial voyage. Most serve a useful purpose and actually makes life possible. Only six are known to infect and debilitate humans, and four of those cause the common cold, of which there are many variations that cross over into influenza. Only SARS and the COVID viruses mess with us in a serious fashion, and we’ve already handled SARS without taking a shotgun to our heads while jumping off the 14th floor of the Crowne Plaza.

But this is 2020.

We are now into our second generation of

  • Overprotecting children
  • Establishing “Safe Places” on college campuses — college, mind you, not pre-school.
  • Social media and the G-FIIDD virus — the Great, Fear-Inducing, Intellectual Dumbing Down.
  • 24/7 news cycle dominated by broadcast news and its need for hysteria, alarm, and “gotta look” entertainment (recent NBC News headline: “As World Shelters, Scientists Raise Alarm on Another Threat: An Active Hurricane Season” … CBS News: “Ominous Trend in American West Could Signal Looming Megadrought”).
  • Helicoptering parents
  • Every kid gets a trophy.
  • A need for overstimulation and sensory overload, whether it’s shopping, gaming, or going to a ballpark. “Big” must be “bigger” must be “biggest.” “Much” must always be “more.” Too much is never enough.
  • Young people who expect life and work on THEIR terms, with whims satisfied and indulgences granted.
  • Youth teams that no longer keep score, lest one side know the life-altering disappointment of losing.
  • A religious belief in unending growth.
  • An inability to productively handle setbacks and failure.

We could go on, but the point is made, here and elsewhere. Former House speaker Newt Gingrich recently wrote an essay written around this very theme. Gingrich found himself stranded in Rome, and he used the enforced shutdown to retreat within himself and sharpen his senses when he turned his gaze outward again, a rare example of that odd species politicus erectus turning in a performance more comfortable in literature than in polemics.

America leads the league not in the gentrification but in the pussification of the population, as our national response to COVID-19 illustrates — a misdirected reaction that produced the world’s greatest number of cases and fatalities. In the process, we turned what was and shold have remained a dangerous but manageable medical situation into economic suicide, social devastation, and even greater political division. We made many huge mistakes. THE PLANET would finger our technological hubris as the biggest, specifically our reliance on modeling. Fed by nerd techies, scientists and researchers developed algorithms to for a series of projections on how the virus might affect us. The models “proved” everything from “not much worse than a bad cold” to a “species-ending Black Plague.” Naturally, the worst-case cases got the publicity: “2.2 million deaths expected” blared the trumpets.

Then and there, the battle was lost.

In the end, historians will look back on this battle with COVID-19 and observe that, in America, the real contagion was hysteria.

Have a great Memorial Day weekend, everybody.

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“Man is born free but is in chains everywhere”Jean Jaques Rousseau.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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Grover Westclevlind
Grover Westclevlind
15 days ago

Now that IS hysterical.

Fear Leader
Fear Leader
15 days ago

The United States of Unemployment. We’ve reached socialism and Bernie isnt even in office.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
15 days ago

We are in a global corona-virus pandemic, thousands of people are dying everyday, people with preexisting health problems are at great risk, nursing homes account for 1/3 of COVID-19 deaths, 40 million American people lost their jobs and health insurance, Berkshire County’s summer tourism season is lost, states face billion dollar budget deficits, while local governments face million dollar budget deficits, sports are gone, Broadway is closed through Labor Day, but all that matters is the almighty dollar? The irony is that when you die, you can be worth millions of dollars, but you cannot take it with you.

Hendrix
Hendrix
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
15 days ago

Of course it is about the almighty dollar, which I am fine with. I don’t know about you, but I have never worked for a broke person before.

Precut of Solootur
Precut of Solootur
Reply to  Hendrix
14 days ago

Yeah,but you’ve worked so a poor person could have his-her cigs and booze.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
15 days ago

May 21, 2020 Re: Open letter to Patrick Fennell Hello Pat, The U.S. Senate, along with the U.S. House, took the entire month of April of 2020 off, and then the U.S. Senate reconvened on May 4, 2020 through May 21, 2020 – or nearly 3 weeks. After the U.S. House of Representatives passed a new stimulus bill worth $3 trillion, the U.S. Senate did not pass even one piece of legislation relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting on Friday, May 22, 2020, the U.S. Senate is on a new 10-day long recess until they reconvene on June 1, 2020. That means between the months of April and May of 2020, which total 61 days, the U.S. Senate convened for 18 days. During our time of need for leadership from Capitol Hill, nothing got passed legislatively by both chambers of U.S. Congress relating to… Read more »

JohnnyComeLately
JohnnyComeLately
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
15 days ago

Mr. Melle, would you please inform us who Patrick Fennell is, since you keep writing letters to him, and posting them on this blog?

Fear Leader
Fear Leader
Reply to  JohnnyComeLately
15 days ago

People aren’t wearable masks. Went to a 7 11 and people were hugging right in front of the doorway and changing clothes in front of the doorway from his rap filled music boggy buggy. With the door open blocking cars from leaving.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  JohnnyComeLately
15 days ago

He is a political activists from Great Barrington who tells off local, state, and federal elected officials in emails and letters to the editor. I always enjoy reading his emails and letters.

JohnnyComeLately
JohnnyComeLately
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
14 days ago

Thank you for the answer. Never heard of him except through you, but I don’t read local papers these days. How are you reading his emails?

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  JohnnyComeLately
14 days ago

Hello Pat, Like you, I neither believe in nor support pork barrel spending. The Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives should not have used the COVID-19 pandemic for political ends. That does not mean the Republicans in the U.S. Senate were right to neglect the COVID-19 pandemic for two whole months (April and May of 2020). 2020 is an election year that will decide which political party will control the White House, U.S. Senate, and the U.S. House of Representatives. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Trump and Biden, McConnell and Pelosi, and company, all are more interested in raising money from billionaire-funded Super PACs and K Street corporate PACs than showing any real leadership in addressing the needs of the millions of American people suffering from the impacts and aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. In closing, pork barrel projects and PACs come first, while… Read more »

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
14 days ago

For decades, Massachusetts had a pork barrel project called Boston’s “Big Dig”, which has killed innocent people, leaks millions of gallons of dirty water everyday, will only last around 50 years, and then its leaky tunnels will eventually be submerged in the Atlantic Ocean. My dad, who was a Berkshire County Commissioner, spoke out about Boston’s “Big Dig” pork barrel politics when Governors Bill Weld then the late Paul Cellucci hypocritically said that Berkshire County government should be abolished and taken over by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts due to inefficiencies. The price of Boston’s “Big Dig” doubled during Weld’s time as Governor. It had a $2 billion cost overrun during the late Cellucci’s time as Governor. In the end, Berkshire County government was abolished, but Boston’s “Big Dig” still stands as Exhibit A in pork barrel government spending at its worst.

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  danvalenti
13 days ago

The border wall started out free.Mexico was not interested in building a wall for Trump which was a insane idea but he sold it to you guys.Now that wall is at 8 billion and Trump corruption is all over it…..I know Trumpers wont agree.What would Fox brain say about the big dig and what would Fox brain say about Trump wall.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  the school committee
13 days ago

The wall is cheaper than criminal aliens are. We’d save a lot more if they were all deported and NEVER allowed back. Schooling their foul spoor, medical/ER coverage, free housing, welfare, jailing/court costs, ……… And that is for the 22 MILLION they admit are here.

And criminals are not a race, they are criminals, so don’t call it racist TSC.

Want to come to America? Get in line and do it legal, otherwise criminal go home.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  JohnnyComeLately
14 days ago

I am on his email list, and I always enjoy reading what he has to say about politics.

JohnnyComeLately
JohnnyComeLately
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
14 days ago

Ok thanks

kltpzyxm
kltpzyxm
Reply to  JohnnyComeLately
14 days ago

= Pat.

RN
RN
15 days ago

Dan you have got to be stupid or trolling.

We had vaccines for influenza in the 50’s and 60’s massive herd immunity for various strains of influenza.

You are so desperate to make this like the flu it’s making you stupid. In 20 or 30 years we can act like this is just the flu.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  RN
15 days ago

Dan is riight. This was a massive overreaction, and the democrats are gleeful over the suffering of the Average Joe, in the hopes even a demented sex offender liar with foot in mouth disease can get elected POTUS. Herd immunity would have happened by now if we didn’t shut country down. Open every damn thing. Today.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
15 days ago

I agree, Tell. Open every damn thing today. The reason that we were given for the lockdown was to avoid overwhelming the hospitals. That never happened. Lift the lockdown Guv!

RN
RN
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
15 days ago

What you idiots don’t understand is that the threat and potential of overwhelming hospitals doesn’t go away for a long time. I agree we should open things up but if we do it all at once, those that are asymptomatic and symptomatic will mix with the healthy, you’ll get a spike and we will end up right back where we started. In China a city of 102 million had a spike of 32 cases ( I would bet 10x that) and they just locked the entire city down. The Chinese know what they created and know what it can do. You are all living in the bubble of a successful stay at home and quarantine order. You are are what my husband calls REMF ( rear echelon mother fuckers) who think “the war isn’t so bad” because you aren’t seeing the dead and suffering… Read more »

Joe Blow
Joe Blow
Reply to  RN
15 days ago

Wow….you are so nasty and angry….jeesh give it a rest!

Maggie May
Maggie May
Reply to  RN
15 days ago

Ok please stay out of the medicine cabinet it’s really making your mood swings awful. Take a deep breath go outside and get some fresh air. Please!

JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
Reply to  RN
14 days ago

You may have a husband but based on your gutter mouth on this blog, you are an angry white male.

AverageJoe
AverageJoe
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
15 days ago

Damn straight Fritz. Plenty of beds, ventilators, and more tests than people that want them in a dozen states according to the left wing Washington Post even. And there is zero evidence the lockdown helped and if fact there is evidence it made matters worse.

AverageJoe
AverageJoe
Reply to  Johnny99
14 days ago

Thanks Johnny

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
14 days ago

You mean like Biden’s latest – “you ain’t black” if you have trouble figuring out if your for Biden or Trump, to a black interviewer.

danvalenti
danvalenti
Reply to  RN
15 days ago

RN
I just write the stuff! The reactions are up to my readers, including you. With that, however, I do thank you for the pushback. There are many legitimate points for your position. Stay well and keep contributing!

Hydroxychloroquine
Hydroxychloroquine
Reply to  danvalenti
15 days ago

Yeah, she has such a way with words.

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  danvalenti
13 days ago

Trumpers say flu and smart socialist capitalist athletes nurses doctors statisticians utubers teachers photographers engineers carpenters journalists business tycoons say 100,000 died during a lockdown.Trump wants us now to go maskless and party on.Good luck moron America Trump loves you and wants you to pretend its OVER.

Hendrix
Hendrix
Reply to  RN
15 days ago

RN, you have to be trolling or stupid. Assuming you work at BMC, then you very well know that place is a ghost town and on its own way to economic ruin. I don’t see anywhere in Dan’s article where he refers to this as the Flu. According to the MA dashboard as of yesterday 102 people have died in this state under the age of 60 with a whopping 0 under the age of 19. Average age of death is 82. The data has been more and more clear, we overreacted and now will be paying for years to come. How many kids will suffer because their parents lost their jobs & health insurance? How many people are going to die because they missed an “elective” procedure or could not see their specialist? Worse yet, how many people will die because they lost… Read more »

RN
RN
Reply to  Hendrix
14 days ago

Read back, it’s just like the flu. There have been plenty of times here that dan and others have said all of this shut down was not needed because it’s no big deal.
It is no big deal because of the shut down. Millions more would be infected and the precious curve would have spiked right up.

The point is that the numbers are wrong, under reported purposefully because reopening has ALWAYS been about the numbers.

AverageJoe
AverageJoe
Reply to  RN
14 days ago

Bullshit

JohnnyTwoCents
JohnnyTwoCents
15 days ago

“An inability to productively handle setbacks and failure.” – Dan, your last bullet point is the end result of all the others. The adults have failed the chlldren, and so now the children cannot handle failure. A SNAP card in every pot, and a pill for every problem!

JohnnyRocket
JohnnyRocket
15 days ago

“the pussifiation of the population” is one of your most astute observations ever. Great column Dan, and thanks for calling them like you see them. This country is now on the verge of ruin, and I must say, the radical left, which includes the radical feminist movement, is largely responsible.

Johnny99
Johnny99
15 days ago

Open America Now. We are freeing jailbirds left and right, including the A – hole who got shot up the other night (how many more will be shot this weekend in our lawless country, but arresting business men and woman trying to make a living. Wake up America. You are not going to catch Corona sitting in your front yard watching the world go by, so take off your stupid masks as you sit there staring at teach other. Same goes for walking in the woods. My personal favorite is seeing people drive, alone, with a mask on. This weekend, re-claim your liberty. Wake Up and Rise Up. Government cannot enforce mask wearing. Burn your masks, turn off the so called “news”, get out of your house, every single day. Support your local barbers, hair salons, restaurants, etc, who should open en masse, today.… Read more »

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
15 days ago

The hysteria I see is the result of having a government that seems clueless how to deal with the problem. Trump acts like he is playing a video game blowing shit up right and left and the carnage does not even effect him. He Is sneering at his subjects as he watches them suffer and die, reveling in his uncontained power over life and death.
And there are people who are helping him and encouraging him, not realizing that in the end they too will boil in the pot with all the other frogs. But they are too caught up in his power trip to see that they are being used. Used until they too are no longer needed.

GMHeller
GMHeller
15 days ago

Berkshire Eagle – 5/22/2020: “Kripalu to lay off 450, shut down until 2021”
SEE: https://www.berkshireeagle.com/stories/kripalu-to-lay-off-450-shut-down-until-2021,605205

From Berkshire Blog – 4/7/2008: “KRIPALU: Not-For-Whose-Profit? — Milking A Sacred Cash Cow”
SEE: http://berkshireeagle.blogspot.com/2008/04/kripalu-not-for-whose-profit.html

KARMA?

RN
RN
Reply to  GMHeller
15 days ago

Not gonna do a thing to the idiots that run it. They will take a “pay cut” but just shift their compensation to perks.
Just like how chartock doesn’t list any of his WAMC cars, dinners, travel expenses, tickets, meals and lodging.
He makes easily an extra $100k a year on just those extra benefits alone.
He has a company credit card.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  RN
15 days ago

I never liked Cripple U anyway.

What ever happened to the head Yogi who was banging all the girls/women there?

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  Mad Trapper
14 days ago

He OD’d on Viagra

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  GMHeller
15 days ago

I think the people that work there will be better compensated on welfare or unemployment. I am sorry for them though as they were living pretty threadbare before.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Kermit Frog
13 days ago

Froggy – to Trapper’s point above – please tell us what happened to Kripalu’s yogi? Can you say “cult?”

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
13 days ago

ROFL!!!!

You citing Wiki Dan? I thought you above that.

Desai found a new places to bang his female followers while maintaining a pretense of being “spiritual” and legitimate .

Do you remember “The Bible Speaks” in Lenox too? Pastor Stevens?

Fell Anei
Fell Anei
Reply to  GMHeller
14 days ago

Yup. I remember they filed a family member-application and Karma on all things Berkshire,and all jobs. Now everyones out of work, the Ruberto-Tyer jobs on a Rolodex does not include pandemic. So, let’s call out all these leaders getting good taxpayer cash,Hines and Bouvier included….like they say gobsigs be careful what you wish for.,ahhhhhha

Markus Aureluis
Markus Aureluis
Reply to  Fell Anei
14 days ago

Tricia Farley-Country-Buffet is working on tough legislation to help the Berkshires. Don’t you remember? She’s trying to get illegal aliens driver’s licenses. Because, after they can get a DL, they will adhere to all laws.

You know all that BS is a front for mail-in ballots. So the Democrats can count on a vote from Jorge Torres-Saldavar-Martinez, from Ecuador, to vote for Joe Biden.

Speaking of Biden, could you imagine the media firestorm if President Trump made a statement like that: “You ain’t white if you don’t vote Trump.”

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Markus Aureluis
13 days ago

I totally agree, Markus, with all three points you’ve made!

The school committee
The school committee
15 days ago

We are trying too hard to excuse the failure of Tweety Trump to act soon enough and support his desperation to open to early.Tweety always pits money against intelligence. Money always wins and intelligence cleans up the mess of those failures.

Fear Leader
Fear Leader
Reply to  The school committee
15 days ago

Variety is the spice of life, of course Dan is trolling. Keeps it interesting. He likes to piss progressive types off that’s why s c is always on here. You Do’ have to have opposing sides for debate don’t you? Jon on the other hand is a dye in the wool Democrat. Period.

Alice Swift
Alice Swift
Reply to  The school committee
15 days ago

Trump stopped flights from China 1/31. First death in US was 1/24. How fast do you want? Meanwhile the Dems were saying “Don’t worry. It’s nothing. He’s a racist” and tearing up the SOTU in which he talked about it.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
14 days ago

When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the losers- Socrates

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  The school committee
14 days ago

I honestly think Trump has been a disaster in every public speaking engagement since this started. I would say I think Mnuchin is doing a better job than I thought he might. I am sure a Bernie (The Weekend at Bernie one not Sanders) himself might have done better than Trump in his press conferences.
Before this started Trump ruined every opportunity for a public option win with his adversaries with a stupid racist remark or ill advised tweet. Biden is Trump light and a big disaster. His ‘black people aren’t black if they vote for Trump’ is just him getting started. I wish a Romney or other Republican upstart would run to save us from Pelosi.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Kermit Frog
13 days ago

Romney??! He’s a globalist intent on America’s demise. He was a disastrous governor. Masqueraded as a conservative – which he is NOT. Trump’s doing a great job. Biden has dementia. I completely disagree with your confusing post.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
15 days ago

It is painfully clear from the article in iberkshires that Jake McCandless is unable to make major school decisions that need to be made. After whining about state funding probably being cut, Jake & the out-to-lunch School Committee have passed a level-funded budget. This is THE time to close 1-2 schools due to the ever-declining student population. Jake states that “it costs about $5.5 million annually to operate a building in the district.” So if Chapter 70 funding is reduced by 10% – a decrease of $4.7 million – problem solved. The student population has been in decline FOR YEARS, YET the plan for facilities has yet to be revealed. His inaction speaks volumes.

Fear Leader
Fear Leader
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
15 days ago

Dan and Friends.Thirty Eight million unemployed in the U S. Don’t you think the hysteria is well addressed with those figures. Your President is a dope, a clown… Not unlike the current pols here. Regionally Rep Smutty says the state needs to do more? Is he kidding. Where’s Hanes,Bouvier? Where’s the media?

Wilson
Wilson
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
15 days ago

if they start debating what should be cut it would probably turn out that there is more like $25 million in waste, guy is probably afraid for his life.

Mr. G
Mr. G
Reply to  Pat
15 days ago

Geez Pat…The Blaze?!? Glenn Beck’s failed media bastard child?!? And they are making a story of the fact that 600 of the nearly 1000000 physicians in The US sent a letter to Trump? The country IS opening g? Do those doctors not watch the news?

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mr. G
15 days ago

Not failed, very successful and popular.

Fear Leader
Fear Leader
Reply to  Pat
15 days ago

Locally on the Planet a road that is traversed during early morning by moi is finally being pot hole filled in,by a local contractors as the pot holes were getting pretty bad. But I read where those roads are on the mill and pave list? Isn’t that double dipping? Filling holes and total reconstruction in the summer? Someone needs to explain that one. The other issue was the heating problem in the schools,heat out of control? Windows up while the temperature even couldn’t be contained. Another are these water rates due to a multi million dollar study and seem don’t need to spend that kinda of money and it doesn’t fix the cryptosporidium problem let alone Covid problem,which is unclear at this time.

Pat
Pat
15 days ago

Joe Biden continues with his communication problems by saying potential VP Tammy Baldwin has a lot of heft and lift.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6QEFxSYPsI

Mr. G
Mr. G
Reply to  Pat
15 days ago

Yeahhhh… well Donnie Trump said CoronaVirus was not a threat to the US, would never get here, and would just disappear once it did so…every Biden misappropriation you throw out there I can throw out 3 Trump outright lies that are much worse!

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mr. G
15 days ago

You are thinking about Biden calling President Trump a racist for stopping travel from China on January 31st, Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor DeBlasio in New York and Speaker Nancy Pelosi, all of whom downplayed the seriousness of the virus. Nancy by partying in Chinatown in March, DeBlasio telling people to go out and enjoy themselves in March, and Cuomo telling everyone this wasn’t as bad as the flu. Cuomo has become a big hero to the far left although nobody can figure out why after sending COVID-19 infected nursing home patients back to the nursing home instead of the numerous places provided by President Trump where he could have sent these infected patients. New York has had a 1/3 of all deaths from COVID-19 in the United States.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Pat
15 days ago

Joe should continue to be locked in his basement with a muzzle tightly attached to his face. Good news – his brother James & son Hunter are officially being investigated by the Feds.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
15 days ago

Big gaffe for Joe saying yesterday that “Black people are not black if they vote for President Trump.”
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-torn-him-and-trump-aint-black-in-dust-up-with-charlamagne-tha-god

Dementia Joe
Dementia Joe
Reply to  Pat
15 days ago

I was hoping for morbidly obese Stacey.

JohnnyComeLately
JohnnyComeLately
Reply to  Dementia Joe
14 days ago

Yea you mean the raciss baby killing pick me because I was born black and female and the white people stole my election victory Abrams? Joe just might be outta touch enough to pull a McCain

Free Bird
Free Bird
15 days ago

The CDC guidelines for reopening the schools are insane…
https://www.wesh.com/article/cdc-released-guidelines-for-reopening-schools/32632792

Pat
Pat
15 days ago

Far left Governors are refusing to open their states until there is a vaccine for COVID-19. Even with all that President Trump is doing to get a vaccine, it may take a long time or the vaccine may not work, nobody knows. So for these governors to make such insane statements shows just how political their decision is because they want the economy to fail so hopefully Biden wins in November. It’s all about power not helping people.

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Pat
14 days ago

This is a blatant lie.Fox media giant brain.

Pat
Pat
15 days ago

Hong Kong, right next to China, and with a fast train from Wuhan, never shut down during COVID-19. They had 4 deaths. Hong Kong has 7 million people as compared to 8 million in New York City and Hong Kong is even more densely populated, but they carried on business as usual. New York City has had 20,000 deaths so far. In Hong Kong they wore paper thin masks, hand sanitized, stayed home if necessary without a government order to do so, and were extremely cautious without their government having to do a massive lockdown. They have had this happen in the past since they are right next to China and its virus outbreaks so Hong Kong citizens know how to protect themselves.

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  Pat
15 days ago

Where in the hell did you hear that Hong Kong did not shut down? They shut down right away at the end of January while Trump was telling everybody it was a hoax. It is very sad for America that people like you perpetuate lies that traitors like Hannity and Limbaugh push forward. the children of America will have to swim in the wasteland that Trump and his sycophants will leave them. And you, with your “far left” trolling are part of that Putin led destruction of a once proud country.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Johnny Absurd
15 days ago

My, my somebody is getting very upset over Joe Biden having a bad day. President Trump shut travel off from China at the end of January so no hoax nonsense there.
https://www.vox.com/2020/5/18/21262273/coronavirus-hong-kong-masks-deaths-new-york

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Johnny Absurd
15 days ago

The mask wearing in Hong Kong started before any shutdown in Hong Kong. The virus was shut down early there because of the people NOT the government. It was brought under control with only occasional flareups. While our CDC was telling us not to wear a mask, Hong Kong, used to these viruses from China did the right thing. Rachel Maddow is the main source of news for many of Biden supporters.

Mr. G
Mr. G
Reply to  Pat
14 days ago

First, he shut down Chinese nationals coming in, not all flights from China. Then, here is the actual timeline:
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/timeline-president-donald-trump-changing-statements-on-coronavirus/

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Pat
14 days ago

They distance and mask and already know the drill and intelligence wins.

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  the school committee
13 days ago

Then you’re out of luck chief.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
15 days ago

Is this a “hate crime?” Beating up the elderly ina nursing home

Seems MSM don’t think so and is ignoring the story.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/05/horror-black-man-trains-boxing-caught-video-beating-white-elderly-nursing-home-patients-jollies-disturbing-video/

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/05/just-black-man-caught-video-beating-elderly-white-nursing-home-patients-arrested-judicial-watch-alerts-authorities/

https://summit.news/2020/05/22/nursing-home-abuser-made-video-asserting-black-people-are-supposed-to-rule-the-earth/

Caution!! Nest one is actual footage of the thug, Jayden Haylen pummeling an old man in bed

[video=youtube;BmOWBiNEpYI]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmOWBiNEpYI[/video]

Gogsig
Gogsig
Reply to  Mad Trapper
14 days ago

Almost as bad as Tyer taxing the elderly out of their homes.

AverageJoe
AverageJoe
Reply to  Mad Trapper
14 days ago

If victim was black and perp was white you’d hear about it biggly. Same with the old couple shot to death in cemetery by black male. Black males commit 8 times the crime and it ain’t because of raciss police.

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
Reply to  Mad Trapper
14 days ago

Trap,
This want to be boxer is pure scum! I wish the Brockton Blockbuster was around to give him a lesson or two without a ref to stop the bout! Rocky would have given give the old right to him and took him out!

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
14 days ago

Here I fixed the last link. This is disgusting and disturbing, you might not want to watch this animal pummel an old man in a nursing home bed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmOWBiNEpYI&feature=emb_logo

Jadon Hayden of Michigan beats up an elderly man and films it. His address is 31767 Palmer road, Westland MI. 48186.

Link has already been censored, but here it is anyway

https://www.reddit.com/r/ActualPublicFreakouts/comments/gny74d/jadon_hayden_of_michigan_beats_up_an_elderly_man/

Has ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, CNN, et al covered this story?

Why not? Don’t fit their agendas!!!

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
Reply to  Mad Trapper
14 days ago

Maybe we could keep TSC busy for awhile by having him search for the boxer beating elderly veteran in nursing home , an elderly couple paying respects to their veteran son at cemetery being killed or by Biden’s you ain’t black if you don’t vote for me nonsense. It will take him awhile to find it on all the other news outlets he doesn’t bitch about.

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Johnny2Shoes
13 days ago

Biden interview was talked about all day from morning to night on msnbc,cnn Fox Media Giant and talk radio all day.Turn the channel and you would see it.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
13 days ago

This horror was brought to you by Michigan D-Governor Gretchen Whitmer, whose official policy, like that of D-Gov Cuomo of NY, is to bus Covid-19 infected patients, to nursing homes. Yes, to infect the most vulnerable portion of the population, the elderly. This in spite of NEARLY EMPTY , federally funded, quarantine facilities ordered by President Trump. Why? 1) follow the money. The nursing homes get $5000/covid patient, 2) So they can further impose their unconstitutional and tyrannical will upon US citizens. In mASSachsetts, we have RINO-Gov Baker, filling up vacant western Ma hotels with Covid + homeless/addicts from the heavily infected eastern part of the state. No explanation, reason, no excuse has been put forth for RINO Bakers actions. Why is that? Is Bakers goal, like that of Whitmer and Cuomo to infect more of the population? Look at mASSachusetts infection rates of… Read more »

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
15 days ago

So are they going to tear up both Tyler St. and the Coltsville areas at the same time? Going to be a long summer.

Local Teeacatte
Local Teeacatte
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
15 days ago

Johnny,Imagine the road rage uptick.

Wuhff Rouff
Wuhff Rouff
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
15 days ago

No doubt,much mayhem in store. Gangs will surface. Pedestrian mayhem all time high everywhere.

Nostalgia Dumass
Nostalgia Dumass
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
15 days ago

North Street will become what Broadway in N Y was back in the sixties. Bum,drugs,weird n y types,low life’s will thrive. But there will be fallouts. Marriages and relationships will dwindle with many out of work and drug and booze are the main course for the downward spiral. Robberies and murders will go up. Everyone will be fighting for their space. Liquor stores will flourish. Can mbies will be the cornerstone for all that is evil. The mayor will keep getting makeovers and well on her way to a glorious pension.Only the idiots will survive. And if the economy tanks in the third quarter? Forget about it. Cash Will be King.

JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
Reply to  Nostalgia Dumass
14 days ago

Let’s hope mortgage rates go under 3 percent so us Kapanskis can refi to help afford tax increases.

Proffesor Palouf B C
Proffesor Palouf B C
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
14 days ago

I agree with Jon. The powers that be over the years… JUST SUC…..

Cheshire Cat
Cheshire Cat
14 days ago

Be careful driving in Pittsfield I was nearly hit by a far left driver this afternoon on Dalton Avenue.

Maiden Forum
Maiden Forum
Reply to  Cheshire Cat
14 days ago

Cat,Awesome,and true. I’ve notice drivers aiming their cars also and straddling the line,like intimidation. Don’t know what that’s about but a lot of drivers are already nuts and being shut in and now jobless,really nuts.
I’ve said this a thousand times when you have leaders like we have,mayor d a they laugh at them and certainly aren’t intimidated by those two, just the opposite.

RN
RN
Reply to  Maiden Forum
14 days ago

It’s the potholes.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  Cheshire Cat
14 days ago

Cat, totally agree. Was almost hit head on driving on Cheshire Road the other night. Some guy going at least 75 mph on the wrong side of the road, he passed 7 cars. Lately driving around Pittsfield is more scary then the Corin 19. Even though I have been put down on this site for asking the question, why is there no Pittsfield Police Traffic Enforcement, I am still wondering. After reading your post I took a look at the Pittsfield Police Blog. There was not even a handful of Motor Vehicle Stops yesterday. Seems like the night shift did have a few on Dalton Avenue, but day shift none. Wait until next week when the pot shops open on Dalton Avenue and Merrill Road, it is going to be a nightmare. Speaking of pot shops has anyone noticed the monstrosity of a building… Read more »

RN
RN
14 days ago

One more way to lower the numbers, don’t count the probably infected, and don’t test them to confirm.
That’s N.Y. answer to lower their numbers.

Ropigrt
Ropigrt
Reply to  RN
14 days ago

Wind blown droplets can carry eighteen feet. A cough twelve feet. So keep fishing at the Causeway and keep letting them fish. And those running and walking also. Now, if you wear a mask that protects six feet for sure,but people aren’t all wearing masks.

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  Ropigrt
14 days ago

You are concerned about a bunch a nuttin. Even the expert Fauci told people to go fishin dis weeekend.

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
Reply to  Johnny99
14 days ago

Fauci said, go Ice Fishing ! Many went because he said so.

Blare
Blare
Reply to  RN
14 days ago

Give it a rest, imbecile. You are a disturbed person. Seek help.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
14 days ago

And the hits just keep on coming!

“I’m prepared to say that I have a record over 40 years, and that I’m going to beat Joe Biden,” Biden told CNBC Friday.

He’s the best the Dems have to offer! ROFL!

Joes Cementlook
Joes Cementlook
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
14 days ago

Did you here his his latest snafu comment concerning black voters.

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
14 days ago

Why do white politicians running for political office find it necessary to talk like the black folks when addressing them? Do they feel the black folks will not understand them, if they don’t?

RN
RN
14 days ago

So the idiot news, Berkshire Eagle, Edge, WUPE picked up a fake story and ran with it.
They advised that you shouldn’t leave hand sanitizer in your car. It’s complete bullshit.

Hand sanitizer won’t burst into flames in your car. It’s lower proof than most booze. Think how many cars would have caught on fire if the BS that WUPE is peddling was true.

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  RN
14 days ago

But what IS true is that if you weigh over 300 lbs., and fart in your car after noon on a hot summer day, with the windows up tight and the air conditioning not on, the static electricity from you shifting your ass on a leather seat can result in an explosion powerful enough to blow out a windshield. And trust me, your insurance will NOT cover it or express any empathy over the situation at all.

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
Reply to  Johnny Dimentia
14 days ago

That’s great stuff right there JD!

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny Dimentia
14 days ago

I remember grade school days, some deviants would light their farts with a match.

Blare
Blare
Reply to  RN
12 days ago

Most hand sanitizers are 65% alcohol. That’s 130 proof in “booze” terms.

Explains a lot about you. Please stay away from patients. Take a leave of absence.

Thank you.

the school committee
the school committee
14 days ago

Media giant Fox news is on the war path against American govenors trying to protect their citizens. It is not a news orgznization.Fox is the Trump re-election network.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  the school committee
14 days ago

Go back and hide in your basement another 60 days TSC, until the CoronaCooties disappear. Take your mask and hand sanitizer with you. Avoid all contact with your friends, family and Planet Valenti.

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
14 days ago

Fritz,
I have to disagree with you on the 60 day period. I was thinking going back until a cure is found.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Johnny2Shoes
14 days ago

Much better idea, Johnny! That way we know he’ll be safe.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny2Shoes
14 days ago

Until a cure is found.

Spay and neuter your Liberals.

the smirnoff committee
the smirnoff committee
Reply to  the school committee
14 days ago

Biden now in the “Witless Protection Program.”

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  the school committee
14 days ago

Nope, it’s unconstitutional orders/decrees that the Goobernators have no authority to issue.

Example. Wretched Whitless, Gov of Michigan, issued a proclamation , stay home no going to 2nd homes/relatives houses. The witch is at her 2nd home this weekend along with her hubby.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  the school committee
13 days ago

TSC, how is Va Gov “Blackface” doing?…..And Wretched Whitlees of Michigan?

“Gov. ‘Blackface’ Northam Locks Down State Until June – Then Spotted at Virginia Beach Without Mask, No Social Distancing and Crowd of 20”

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/05/gov-blackface-northam-locks-state-june-spotted-virginia-beach-without-mask-no-social-distancing-crowd-20/

And the Michigan Gov. sending Covid-19 + patients to nursing homes.. One of them was beating the hell out of the elderly nursing home residents, besides spreading the virus!

“UPDATE: 20-Yr-Old Boxer Was Moved to Michigan Nursing Home BECAUSE HE HAD CORONAVIRUS! — Beat 77 Yr-Old Veteran And WAS STILL THERE A WEEK LATER”

“This tells us that Governor Whitmer is STILL sending COVID-19 patients to NURSING HOMES.
So not only was Jayden BEATING nursing home patients but he was spreading the coronavirus in the same nursing home.”

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/05/update-20-yr-old-boxer-moved-michigan-nursing-home-coronavirus-beat-77-yr-old-veteran-still-week-later/

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Mad Trapper
13 days ago

Fox Trump media giant re election Network will blame govenors for everything and you will buy all of it with Fox brain

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  the school committee
13 days ago

When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the losers- Socrates

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  the school committee
13 days ago

More on “Wretched Whitless” of Michigan….. https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/05/back-line-gretchen-whitmers-husband-tries-cut-line-michigan-boaters-banned-motor-boats-2-months/ “Back of the Line!” – Karma Hits After Gretchen Whitmer’s Husband Tries to Cut in Line Before Michigan Boaters After His Wife Banned Motor Boating for Weeks!” “Yesterday, an employee of North Shore Dock, in northern MI, a company that provides boat and dock services in northern Michigan, including the Birch Lake area, shared an interesting story about a phone call the North Shore Dock company received, allegedly from Governor Whitmer’s husband, Dr. Mark Mallory. So today put a smile on my face, as most of your know we install docks, store boats etc. This morning I was out working when the office called me, there was a gentleman on hold who wanted his boat in the water before the weekend. Being memorial weekend and the fact that we started working 3 weeks late means there is… Read more »

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
Reply to  Mad Trapper
13 days ago

Reminds me of John Kerry in the DMV line, do you know who I am? He was trying to cut the long line. Someone told him they don’t care and get back to the end of the line. These political
figures are sickening.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny2Shoes
13 days ago

Did the foot shooter Mr Hienz 57 ever pay his Yacht tax he swindled Massachusetts out of? That was back when voters “flushed the Johns”, Kerry and Edwards

He was recently in with the $hady deals concerning Ukraine, along with Bidens, Pelouseys, et al

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  the school committee
13 days ago

More on D-RAT Gov of Michigan… https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/05/governor-whitmer-sent-covid-19-patients-across-state-seed-nursing-homes-coronavirus-kept-patients-1000-bed-tcf-center-detroit/ “Governor Whitmer Sent COVID-19 Patients Across the State to ‘Regional Hubs’ to Spread the Virus — But Kept Patients Out of 1,000 Bed TCF Center in Detroit” “100% Fed Up reported on how Whitmer moved coronavirus patients to northern Michigan to seed the communities with the virus.” “Whitmer explained her decision to ban Michiganders from traveling to their vacation homes, many of which are located in northern Michigan, saying: “I’ve talked to rural hospital CEOs who are very concerned about people traveling to a second home,” Whitmer said during a press conference Thursday. “They are not equipped to deal with a COVID-19 spread in large magnitude by people that are coming into the community, so they’re asking people to stay home.” So, in other words, healthy Michiganders who owned second homes in northern Michigan were prohibited from… Read more »

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  the school committee
13 days ago

TSC, lets not forget the 5800 dead in NY state nursing homes, the nursing homes D-Gov Cuomo FORCED to take the covid-19 + infected, into the most vulnerable section of society, the elderly.

This went on for MONTHS!!!

“New York claimed the purpose of the order was to relieve strain on the hospitals. But that’s why the federal government sent the Comfort and set up the Javits Center as temporary hospitals to take any overflow. They ended up being underused while the nursing homes were overwhelmed. ”

https://www.redstate.com/nick-arama/2020/05/23/just-how-many-virus-patients-did-new-york-send-into-the-nursing-homes-the-number-is-shocking/

So TSC, how was Gov Cuomo “protecting” it’s citizens? Seems more like he was bent on euthanizing the elderly in New York State.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
14 days ago

WWDD? (What will Dems do?) Sleepy Joe keeps steppin’ in it!

Will they;
A. Arkancide him?
B. Replace him with another leftist at a brokered convention?
C. Have him committed to one of Cuomo’s covid- infected nursing homes?
D. Keep him muzzled & locked in his basement until the election is over?
E. Allow him to continue to make a fool of himself, knowing that Trump will win in a landslide anyway?

Inquiring minds wanna know!

Solonghotsummer
Solonghotsummer
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
13 days ago

North Carolina highest one day spike,not working. Reopened. MAyor Tyer is correct keeping business closed but need more distance enforcement especially at these 7 11n’s …..Massachusetts will soon be bankrupt.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
13 days ago

If the democrats succeed in fixing the election November, Joe won’t be long for this world.

Whomever the DNC chooses for VP will become POTUS after “A” above.

RN
RN
13 days ago

Kripscam

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, a yoga practitioner and ally of Watson-Harris, awarded the DOE a $111,000 grant in April 2019 to train Brooklyn educators in yoga and mindfulness.

The DOE said it spent $57,075 from that grant to send 30 administrators to Kripalu at a cost of $1,900 each. Kripalu offered free classes to 480 other staffers, officials said.

City comptroller records show DOE schools spent $101,000 at the Kripalu Center in the 2018-19 school year and $18,000 this school year.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  RN
13 days ago

We had some Kripple U Yogurts come visit us, on the ice, when we were fishing on Stockbridge Bowl.

They asked what we were catching? Mostly pickerel and perch.

Then heard them babbling to a fresh ferment of Yogurts…. “Oh yea, they are catching some MACKEREL”!

C. Trzcinka
C. Trzcinka
13 days ago

The shutdown wasn’t a hysterical reaction to a “bad flu”. Covid19 (e.g. the Wuhan Virus) is killing and maiming more people faster than any virus we have experienced. One look at a hospital Covid ward and you can see that we’ve never seen anything like this. What virus caused amputations or hit a small group of kids with multiple systems problems? We need to delay as much infections as we can for as long as we can to give science a chance to understand how to predict it, treat it and prevent it. There are dozens of approaches to all this but the common denominator is each needs time. The key to opening up is to lower the”R” value of an area below 1.0 at the least economic cost. This means the rules about outside dining were unnecessary since nobody now thinks the virus… Read more »

Johnny Absurds Doctor
Johnny Absurds Doctor
Reply to  C. Trzcinka
13 days ago

I agree with your overview. We are fighting an enemy we do not fully understand. This virus is coming at us from several different angles and we need to know a lot more about it. If we had or were doing more testing, a lot more testing, we would have more data to analyze to help us understand more about this rogue animal. I wish we had turned the problem over to the experts from the beginning who know something about it and found a way to shut up the blithering, blathering idiots who have inserted themselves into the middle of this serious issue. At times it seems like some in government are purposely hampering dealing with this virus.
The question is why?

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  C. Trzcinka
13 days ago

Thank you. Apart from the colorful language that is gross, RN has made some good points. I did see an interesting article in the NYT about reducing risk rather than eliminating risk as people can’t cope with the full quarantine anymore. Maybe that is how we should go.. people should really get used to the masks.

Suspend Singing
Suspend Singing
Reply to  C. Trzcinka
13 days ago

It’s hysteria Doc,just hysteria. China got us good. Never mess with China.

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  C. Trzcinka
13 days ago

Your comment that covid-19 is “ killing & maiming more people faster than any virus we have experienced” is not true. The Marburg virus (‘67), ebola (‘76), rabies, and HIV are the top 4 leading killers. The overwhelming majority of deaths from covid-19 occurred in elderly persons with underlying conditions. Current covid mortality rates are overblown due to unconfirmed covid, unrelated deaths, and victims with major underlying issues thrown into the mix. Beginning in 2013 – to present time there are documented cases of children diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis across the country – caused by a virus.

5% chance of dying from covid? Not true. Estimates are .01-.03. Long term problems from covid? Tell me where that is documented?

Eddie Bolamarviss
Eddie Bolamarviss
Reply to  Lenny
13 days ago

Yes,but the problem is the era of which we are living and the reason why this has spread so quickly. Back in your days’. Of Ebola and Marburg we certainly didn’t have the info and technology we have presently. This is all clearly on the present administration. Disbanding and alienating isnt the answer. We must work together and forget about partisan bullshit. Unlike the Planet, my view is,this damn serious and should be taken that way. I agree with Charles.

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  C. Trzcinka
12 days ago

This is posted for C.Trzcinka & RN concerning the misinformation circulating about the “inflammatory condition” in children;

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/05/another-dr-fauci-lie-debunked-mysterious-inflammatory-condition-children-typical-every-year-13-100000-children-study/

RN
RN
13 days ago

The real contagion around here is stupidity. It’s now been found that a number of states (and you can be there’s more and MA is going to be one of the worst) have misreported numbers and undercounted positive tests or over counted negative tests. I know that BHS has done this. They have coded positive tests to “unknown” as the location to reduce the Berkshires overall count. They have double counted positive tests, either by counting verification tests twice, if you got swabbed and rapid tested as a verification they would count that as two negatives not just the one. They counted swab and antibody tests as two negatives. When patients who were sick got tested prior to release they’d be tested over a period of days, each negative was counted as a separate negative test but each positive was counted as a single… Read more »

the school committee
the school committee
13 days ago

What happens when historians teach Spanish.What happens whem mathematics is taught by a music teacher.What happens when a physical education teacher teaches art.What happen when a English teacher teaches SCIENCE.

Kallergee Won
Kallergee Won
Reply to  the school committee
13 days ago

Trump Biden don’t have it. How about this for a ticket. Michelle Obama -Joe Kennedy.

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Kallergee Won
13 days ago

Anyone is fine.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Kallergee Won
13 days ago

Biden wants a man with with balls for a running mate, that could be Michelle Obama.

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  Mad Trapper
12 days ago

Nope. She is a See You Next Tuesday.

Betterwulf
Betterwulf
Reply to  the school committee
13 days ago

The economy is doing better? Says who? Absolutely no to payroll tax cuts. If the economy tanks you send out another stimulus check,no brainer. The Democrats know what Trump wants,stop fighting the obvious,negotiate!

Noah MoMas
Noah MoMas
Reply to  the school committee
13 days ago

What happens when the mayor teaches coloring? We are now not worried about safety in the schools only how many people will be laid off? Start cutting Period. Start with one or both of the Mayors assistants.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  the school committee
13 days ago

For the result TSC, look in the mirror!

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  the school committee
13 days ago

What happens when the LBGT cabal teaches impressionable young minds in public schools?

https://www.massresistance.org/docs/issues/fistgate/index.html

FISTGATE!!!

HERE’S what homosexual activists in schools do
with children . . .
Students as young as 12 given graphic instruction in bizarre homosexual sex acts by state employees (and we were there to record it for the world).

Have you wondered what homosexual activists do when they are alone with kids in the tax-funded “gay clubs” in schools and other activities? It’s not pretty. In fact, it’s very disgusting. Now you can hear for yourself.

“Fisting [forcing one’s entire hand into another person’s rectum or vagina] often gets a bad rap….[It’s] an experience of letting somebody into your body that you want to be that close and intimate with…[and] to put you into an exploratory mode.”

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
13 days ago

But Dan, according to the “Hildebeast” circa 2016, I’m a “deplorable”.

But I have “deplorable pride”!!!

ROFL!!!

Have a happy Holiday weekend!!!!

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
Reply to  Mad Trapper
13 days ago

Social distancing is drawing the elitist crowd to Wal Mart. They claim with the 6’ space between them and the smelly shoppers they can now tolerate going there.

Eddie Bolamarviss
Eddie Bolamarviss
Reply to  danvalenti
13 days ago

Annnnd contracts Dan. With a variety of negotiators in bed with one another. The mayor superintendent,School Committee and unions are all one. The only time they have to give in is the current situation we’re on now. Arts,the same,the fool Ruberto thought Arts were a foolproof-economy just like tourism…..dead wrong. And his phony Rolodex was a joke also.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
13 days ago

And let us not forget. Kids don’t need to learn a thing anymore, they just “ask” their phone/tablet. Spelling/grammar? No problem! My word application does it for me!!!

Ask, left slanted Wikipedia, ……they will “guide your learning”.

This began many years ago, when math teachers, allowed students to use calculators during exams. What is a logarithm ? Um????? This button right here. A Sine/Cosine?…….

In college now, to ensure academic honesty, tablets/phones need to be excluded from rooms in which exams are given.

And free thought? That is fine if you agree with the leftist progressive mantras/indoctrination. If not a big hubba will brew and you’ll be labeled: racist, XXXXXXphobic, terrorist, ………

This has been extended to Professors also, throughout Academia:

https://arizonadailyindependent.com/2020/05/11/college-apologizes-to-professor-who-connected-islam-to-terrorism/

https://barenakedislam.com/2020/05/09/arizona-college-demands-professor-apologize-for-offending-telling-the-truth-about-islam-while-muslim-students-threaten-to-kill-him/

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
13 days ago

And to children’s sports too, no “winners” or ” losers”.

Don’t bother keeping score, everybody gets a trophy

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
13 days ago

Joe Scarborough, what happened to your intern? Gotta love Trump for continuing to question the mysterious death of Scarborough’s former intern, which apparently caused Joe to resign his seat! Never been solved mystery, blamed on her “ hitting her head.” Intern was a star athlete.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/05/trump-drags-scarborough-death-intern-office/

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
13 days ago

She was found under Joe’s desk.

Maybe something “popped up”, causing her to hit her head? A la Slick Willie Clinton/Monica Lewinsky

Eddie Bolamarviss
Eddie Bolamarviss
Reply to  Mad Trapper
13 days ago

If you don’t think the pandemic is serious?…Unemployment as predicted on here has hit twenty percent.

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
13 days ago

The dumb down regressive party former republican party of financial watchdog party now is the new party of pure hate.Divide the middle class and conquer America .The party of wealth needs ignorance to get it done.Trump is now along with Fox re election network planting seeds that Trump says Joe Scarboroughis tied to a murder.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  the school committee
13 days ago

Scarborough only has one notch on his gun, not like the Clintons.

BTW, they are looking at the murder of Seth Rich again. They guy who leaked the emails to Assange/Wikileaks. Seems the DNC and Clintons didn’t like him much……

Chuck Vincelette
Chuck Vincelette
Reply to  the school committee
13 days ago

B. B. And BLAH.

Eddie Bolamarviss
Eddie Bolamarviss
13 days ago

And Council…all one. Puppets all.

asshat hasut
asshat hasut
13 days ago

Hasset senior advisor says people aren’t getting out? Mr. Hassett,because they don’t have cash like you gave the big corps a few years ago and don’t have jobs..This guy is a clown.

Boris
Boris
13 days ago

WASHINGTON, D.C.—In a recent interview with a female representative of the segment of the human species identifying as female, Biden made a strong case for why all women everywhere should vote for him without question, or at least let him sniff their hair. “Look, the thing, you know what it is,” Biden said. “The womenfolk know what’s at stake in this election. It’s hairy simple. Just let me vote on you, or you vote for me, the vote, b-b-b-blond applesauce baloney. Simple choice. If you don’t let me smell your hair, you ain’t a woman!” Biden then sat back in his chair with a smile, having “totally nailed” another interview. The female interviewer blinked a couple of times and followed up with some clarifying questions. “Mr. Vice President Biden, sir, if I may follow up on that, did you just say that if a… Read more »

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
13 days ago

Cheshire is picking up road trash and showing great pride in the place they live. Pittsfield on the other hand, just keeps adding to it hoping that the weeds and grass will grow high enough to cover it. While the whole city is messy, Ward One is by far the worst. Does anyone give a shit enough to do something? Are ALL of our taxes going for bailouts? Why don’t all cities have that forgotten, neglected hopeless ambience that Pittsfield wears like a badge of honor?

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
12 days ago

Come on Johnny Absurdo, Pittsfield is dynamic and vibrant. Yet, the filth in Pittsfield is terrible. The potholes in Pittsfield are terrible. The traffic violations in Pittsfield are completely out of control, yet you see cruisers just parked in parking lots while the officers just stare at their computers. Homeless are just lying on the sidewalks. Tyler Street is a playground for prostitutes and drug deals. Just noticed on another blog that the Mayor’s right hand assistant Roberta has spent almost 8 hours today on Facebook arguing with other posters about graduation banners that Pittsfield will finally put up. Wondering if our tax monies pay Roberta double time on Sundays to protect the Mayor from comments made by upset tax payers? Really sad state Pittsfield is currently in. Guess our Mayor, Chief of Police and DPW Manager just don’t care.

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
12 days ago

Somebody needs to go ahead of the sweepers to clear sewar drain grates .They are all blocked.

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
12 days ago

The Trumpers just throw their crap out their car windows Litter is great again under Trump.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
13 days ago

Soldiers Home is on the front of the NYT and Washington Post. Not a peep from the Beagle or Hind End.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Kermit Frog
13 days ago

I emailed Hinie about the covid+/homeless in the “homeless hiltion” behind Guidos. Smitty too

No response

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  Mad Trapper
12 days ago

Hello Mad Trapper, if you call them and promise to cut them $1,000 checks for their campaign coffers, then you might get a call back from Adam Hinds and Smitty Pignatelli.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
12 days ago

I received a conservative political email this Sunday evening that said Democrats are “socialist, Jew-Hating, Do-Nothing Democrats”. I believe it is wrong for conservatives to call Democrats “Jew-Hating” because it is demagoguery and a lie. Nazi Germany ended in 1945. Hitler was an evil man. The Holocaust was a nightmare and one of the worst injustices in World history The political answer to global politics is Human Rights for All Peoples of the World. Democrats and Republicans alike should advocate for Human Rights instead of accusing each other of being Hitler following Nazis from the 1930s. I read that Stephen Bannon is back closely working with Stephen Miller on Donald Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign. The two far-right Trump supporters are going to make China into our country’s enemy like Hitler made the Jewish people Nazi Germany’s enemy. Our country has a long history of… Read more »

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
12 days ago

Roseanne Barr wrote:

“It’s simple; we send the socialist, Jew-Hating, Do-Nothing Democrats in charge back home to their districts that are covered in the feces of drug addicted homeless people they care more about than hard working tax paying Americans and replace them with freedom loving patriots in Congress.”

Wahun Hunglo
Wahun Hunglo
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
12 days ago

Are we locally and nationally better off now than three and four years ago? Trump has five maybe six supporters on here,that’s it?