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THISSA & THATTA: IS BIDEN BLACK?, ‘NORMALITY,’ AND OTHER INTERESTING TOPICS

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY MAY 27, 2020) — On THE PLANET today, a little of thissa and a lot of thatta.

BLACK LIKE ME — First, you have the presumptive nominee of the Democrats appearing via Snapchat on a show hosted by a cat called Charlemagne the God. Second, he’s black — the host, that is. Third, Joe Biden ends the interview by saying that “if you vote for Donald Trump, you ain’t black.” Yes, satire is no longer possible. The show is called The Breakfast Club. Real original, that. To radio fans, it’s the ultimate insult, or don’t you know of the original The Breakfast Club hosted by the great Don McNeil. It started our every weekday morning back in the day on WBRK. You ain’t white if you don’t know Don McNeil.

CRASH & THE NEW ‘NORMAL’ — Let’s see, 450 jobs lost at Kripalu, almost 300 at Crane Stationery, with local summer theater, Jacob’s Pillow, Suns baseball, and Tanglewood gone dark. The loss to Berkshire County and Pittsfield will be incalculable. It mirrors the national scene, where a 10-year run-up of the economy to historic highs took little more than four weeks to destroy. These losses occurred instantly in economic terms, the equivalent of driving a Lamborghini into a brick wall at 90 mph. There will eventually be a new “normal,” but the condition will finally take that word and wring-dry its meaning. There’s a reason Vladimir Nabokov in Lolita told us you can’t use that word without quotation marks.

A.B.W — In the memorable opening of the film version of Glengarry Glen Ross, Alec Baldwin tells the startled time-share sales staff they better produce or else. “A.B.C,” he tells them. “A, Always. B, Be. C, Closing. Always Be Closing.” The corona virus has produced a different version for the 2020 workplace: “A.B.W. — A, Always. B, Be. W, Working. Always Be Working.” With nearly half the employed workforce now working from home, the lines between work and life have been eroded. Human resource specialists and social scientists note an oncoming tidal wave of job burnout. At-home employees find themselves always on call, with countless meetings via Zoom, texts and messages coming and going at all hours, and other invasions of what used to be “personal life.” Unmanaged, chronic stress could destroy more people than the virus itself. Welcome the future and the new work ethic.

PACE OF CHANGE — Now for something completely different. Inspired by the Facebook challenge our right honorable good friend John Krol to the first Orbit Award winner, Mike Ward, THE PLANET presents the 10 rock-pop albums we would take to our proverbial desert island: (10) I Stand Alone by Al Kooper … This great musician was too good for his own good. Everyone wanted him for studio work, leaving Kooper little time for his own stuff. This album became a brilliant exception. (9) Alone Together by Dave Mason … Similar to Kooper. Mason spent much of his creative energy on friends’ projects. This album shows Mason to be a superb song writer and producer. Great acoustic guitar work. (8) Where’s the Money? by Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks … Recorded live at the Troudabor in L.A., this unique talent showed us that “old times” could be successfully fused to jazz, folk, rock, and pop. Nothing like it anywhere else, except in this band’s other albums, notably, Last Train to Hicksville. (7) Horizontal by the Bee Gees … The Brothers Gibb at their purest, before overproduction and then, horrors!, disco. (6) St. Dominick’s Preview by Van Morrison … The Voice, the songs, the style of the vocalizations, the arrangements. (5) Between the Buttons by the Rolling Stones … The album that links early Stones to all that came after, including much that would have better left unrecorded. Jagger and Richards at their peak. Not the blues-heavy early work, and not the self-indulgent morass of some that followed. Just a GREAT band at its peak. (4) Aqualung by Jethro Tull — Ian Anderson and Tull produced a ponderous body of A-Grade work. Aqualung is the best. (3) Smokin’ by Humble Pie. First time I heard Steve Marriot, rock’s greatest singer. Hard rock meets blues with a front man who had it all. Killeer track: “I Believe.” (2) Innervisions by Stevie Wonder … A perfect album, every track a revelation. “Higher Ground,” where Stevie’s plays and sings everything, might be the most flawless song in this genre of all time, considering the tune, lyrics, and production. And has there ever been a more haunting song about lost love than “All Is Fair In Love?” (1) Rubber Soul by The Beatles … We could have placed almost all of the Fab’s albums in a first-place tie, but the rules say one. We think Rubber Soul is in some ways even more influential than Revolver and Sgt. Pepper, the two that immediately followed. The group’s “acoustic” masterpiece sounds like they have been invited into your living room, playing for you and your honey, by the winter fire.

CITY BUDGET — Do we hafta? Yes, guess we do. Soon the city of Pittsfield will begin its annual exercise in continued thievery, also known as the municipal budget process. With politics corrupted by the undue influence of special interests topped by the school department and teachers’ unions, arriving at a fiscal spending plan has been reduced to the Administration calling up last year’s numbers, tacking on X%, and sending it to the council, which passes it unanimously or no more than 10-1, 9-2. Do you think even a pandemic will change that thinking? If any department budget MUST be slashed — not cut, not reduced, but slashed — it’s the public schools. We’ve long ago proven the direct correlation between simply throwing money into that black hole and the shocking decline in academic standards, quality, and performance. With every sector of the city suffering from the economic effects of the virus, soon to be magnified by attrition as well as the total shutdown of the county’s “recreation-and-resort” economy, rewarding the PSD with even a flat spending plan would be public officials hawking a COVID-19-laced loogie into the faces of Mary Jane and Joe Kapanski. That department, which eats up $120 million (about 72%) of the ENTIRE budget, must forfeit $12 million, minimum. If the mayor, finance director, Mercer, the school committee, or the council can’t see where to cut, THE PLANET offers our services for free. The cuts are there. Now, will Pittsfield officials finally put citizens over the vested interests? What do you think?

WATERSHIP DOWN — On Friday April 24, an operator at the city’s Cleveland Water Plant, which serves Pittsfield and Dalton, closed the wrong valve. This caused the chlorine feed to the filtered water to be shut off.  An automated alarm system alerted a second operator, who then restored the system to proper operating conditions. The water supply went without treatment for 10 minutes. The good news here comes in multiples: (a) The automated warning system worked as it should. (b) The error got corrected in time; tests showed no presence of bacteria in the water. (c) The city properly notified all residents in both communities of the situation, a rare but welcome example of transparency in government.

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“Thee kitchen table exists because I scrub it”W. H. Auden.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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Johnny99
Johnny99
1 month ago

Burn your masks and reclaim your liberty. Biden looked like the idiot he is and he had no need to wear a mask, the only person within 6 feet was his wife.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny99
1 month ago

Maybe his wife thinks he looks better that way, and it prevents him from sniffing women’s and little girls hair, from behind

Hendrix
Hendrix
Reply to  Johnny99
1 month ago

I see Karyn Polito had a nice big family graduation bash this past weekend. That’s right peasants, you had to cancel your graduation, birthday, funerals, etc because those in power said we “HAVE” to social distance, wear masks, and stay locked in forever or else your killing grandma or your disrespecting the people that fought for this country on Memorial Day. Even worse you can be fined or jailed for not following those orders, or even committing a far worse crime, going back to work.

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Johnny99
1 month ago

Trumps a spitter.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

so you’re a swallower , go figure ROFL!!!!

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Dopey Don Trump makes you feel good.Lets leave it at that.

the smirnoff committee
the smirnoff committee
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

Pot makes you feel good.

the smirnoff committee
the smirnoff committee
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

0’bama swallows

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  Johnny99
1 month ago

Stupidest post I ever read. He was in a public place surrounded by press and other people and could have encountered them at any time. One is supposed to wear a mask when outside if they think they may encounter other people up close, both for their own protection and the protection of others. Making idiot statements like telling people to burn masks will get people killed Johnny, but I guess you don’t give a shit about others.

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Johnny99
1 month ago

You don’t get it.

the smirnoff committee
the smirnoff committee
Reply to  Johnny99
1 month ago

the school committee has burned his bra.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

Pittsfield politics at budget time means hide your wallets and purses from Matt Kerwood’s creative accounting gimmicks. Matt Kerwood’s $10.1 million slush fund will take a hit! Pittsfield’s creditors may want to send Matt Kerwood to a white collar prison when they get stiffed with Pittsfield’s impending fiscal insolvency. Linda Tyer may give him a golden parachute like Gerry Doyle did for Mr. Kiley when millions of taxpayer dollars went unaccounted for around 2 decades ago. In closing, Pittsfield’s tax base always shrinks, while its taxes, fees, and debts always increase.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

How long did you serve in the military, Jon?

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

A lot longer than Donald Trump, who had 5 deferments and gave Uncle Sam a doctor’s note saying he had bone spurs!

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

JM,
Thanks for your service. But you served before Obama, Clinton and many other politicians who never served. Many of these politicians pulled stings for families members also ,so they were not to serve.They had no problem sending others children to fight though. And then there is those politicians who made sure that if a family member served it was usually stateside or far from the front lines.

Shakes
Shakes
Reply to  Johnny2Shoes
1 month ago

Like Bush in the air national guard?

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
Reply to  Shakes
1 month ago

Like I said, most did it. D’s and R”s and those connected.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

How long, Jon? You didn’t answer my question.

Jonothans DD214
Jonothans DD214
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

He served in Germany was released from service on a medical discharge because of a preexisting and undisclosed mental disorder.
His case and records are thick with diagnosis that made him unfit for duty. He spent the good part of 7 years fighting for full disability via the VA. The true act of a coward to blame the Army for mental disability he did not disclose prior to service.
He has milked the system. It’s been observed that he entered into military service with the sole purpose of “blaming his military service for numerous pre-existing and disqualifying maladies”. That he should “receive no benefit as none of his disabilities are service related but are due to psycho-sexual trauma he endured prior to enlistment”.

If you would like copies of the trial notes and transcripts and all hearing and trial related materials that requires a FOIA request to the VA. Some of it is redacted but very little is.
Pay close attention to the notes of the NH VA doctors, they tell the bulk of the story.

If you would like a copy of his dd214 you can get one here, for free.

http://www.ebenefits.va.gov

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  Jonothans DD214
1 month ago

Your remarks are untrue and mean-spirited. I served my country Honorably and received the regards of the U.S. President, George W. Bush, who ordered me a hearing at the VA Central Office in Washington, D.C. I live in a great country who honors me and my military service in the U.S. Army.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

When I was a Soldier in the U.S. Army, another Soldier was sleep deprived and jackknifed a 5 ton military vehicle into a mother driving her son to an elementary school in Germany. In Germany, there was outrage that a negligent on duty American Soldier killed a German civilian mother and her son. That Soldier was court martialed and dishonorably discharged. A month later in a freezing mid-January 2001 winter, my Staff Sergeant ordered me to pull many consecutive 24 hour duty shifts against Army regulations. A Soldier in my platoon threatened me by holding a steel bar to my head. I reported the incident, but only I was punished for telling him to “go to Hell”. Then, my abusive Staff Sergeant ordered me to drive a 5 ton Army vehicle over civilian roads. I knew what happened a month earlier, I was freezing, threatened, and sleep deprived, and I refused to comply with his illegal order. I had a mental breakdown. I received an Honorable discharge based on a psychiatric condition. In the Summer of 2004, the then sitting U.S. President, George W. Bush, ordered my a hearing at the VA Central Office near the White House in Washington, D.C. 4 years later, in the Summer of 2008, I was granted service connection VA disability benefits. I am now a 100% service connected disabled Veteran.

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Jonothans DD214
1 month ago

Wow,Angry at a military veteran.Trump gets angry at prisoners of war and in fact said he doesnt like them.

the smirnoff committee
the smirnoff committee
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

Melle was a combination of Audie Murphy and Sgt. York. He was a titan of a warrior.

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

Thank you for serving the United States of America Jonathan Melle .Your President avoided service.

the smirnoff committee
the smirnoff committee
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

How long did clinton and obama serve?

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
Reply to  the smirnoff committee
1 month ago

They didn’t serve and they forget to mention that when bringing up who didn’t serve, on purpose.

Kermit Goodman
Kermit Goodman
1 month ago

Re. Status if City and County, as described by you…silver lining, like the huckster in the real etate agency ad.. you know.. how to pick the right broker… he proclaims.. good news!

In re state of our local quagmires.. good news!!! You get to watch it free.. cable optional..at least, no extra charge over and above what it already costs us to be here.. this is one of those X files cases too hard to believe.. but, hey.. it’s home..

Be The Change
Be The Change
Reply to  Kermit Goodman
1 month ago

Could you help me draft a Motion ?

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago

Do not expect much financial help from the Federal govt. even if it was already promised and budgeted. The state is going to be upside down and also not able to help Pittsfield. But Pittsfield will pretty much continue on as normal feeling like their own major source of income, Kapinski Cash, is still there for the bleeding. Very little will be cut, nothing will be shut down, hardly anyone layed off and the taxpayers, many whom need help themselves will be bled. The city will apply its leeches and suck whatever more they can.
The financial hardship this pandemic is bringing requires a mayor with the courage to chop and slash. Of course people will be unhappy but that is part of the job. Also a great time to stop the God damn handouts. This is a time for real leadership and that definitely includes telling the school department to stop their whining and begging and cut to the bone.

the school committee
the school committee
1 month ago

Lets never forget that Donald Tweetybird Trump President of The United States of America tweeted from his toilet that Joe Scarborough was responsible for the death of his aid. Trump lied again because he is mentally a 7 year old spoiled child voted into power by White men…..What is the attraction to Trump?What is it that the people on this board see in Don Trump.A failure at everything he touches.You see something you cant say you love about the worlds most famous failed businessman. What is it? Is it the hairdo,yup.When his supporters cant talk about Trump which is never.They must talk about anything but Trump….He destroys everything in his path.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

How do you know the POTUS was tweeting from the toilet , TSC? Were you there looking up? ROFL!!!!

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

You know it was a toilet tweet.President of the United States of America. He will bring you even lower

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

ELABORATE TSC?

Below feces level? Your nose below or above waterline?

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

You can buy one liners in a book on line.Buy one.

the smirnoff committee
the smirnoff committee
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

tsc has fantasy’s of men on the toilet.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
1 month ago

It’s from Glengarry Glen Ross. A.B.C. Coffee is for closers. And FU is my name. One of the best adaptations of David Mamet.

GMHeller
GMHeller
1 month ago

The Chartock Rant Index is an indicator of Donald Trump’s chances of a landslide win in November. (The greater the shrillness in Chartock’s Trump-bashing, the larger the ‘Donald-slide’!)
Take a gander at the latest Chartock column in Berkshire Edge. It’s pretty clear that Donald Trump lives rent-free in the un-elected WAMC boss’s brain. Weighing heavy in the Chartock household is the sense that Trump is on course to another win.
SEE: “Alan Chartock: The unbelievable president” — https://theberkshireedge.com/alan-chartock-70/

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  GMHeller
1 month ago

Alan is one of the reasons I don’t listen too/support WAMC, also why I cancelled subscription to The Left Winged Parrot, many years ago.

GMHeller
GMHeller
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

WHAT ARE YOU SAYING, MAD TRAPPER??? Isn’t it worth $215,000 annually (his 2018/19 WAMC compensation) to hear Mr. Chartock rant on and on re his personal opinions?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  GMHeller
1 month ago

Chartock’s far left rants are nauseating.

I’d donate to WAMC if they promised to stuff a dirty sock in his mouth.

Twelfth Vulentee
Twelfth Vulentee
Reply to  GMHeller
1 month ago

That is really dumb G M. The barometer would be better served right here with ….The Planet.

Jim Pansy
Jim Pansy
Reply to  GMHeller
1 month ago

Chartock gets prizes for charity auctions and keeps them for himself.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
1 month ago

I’m Joe Biden, and I forgot this message.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

I know a guy who is a Trump supporter and as he was showing me something on his computer I noticed his email full of right wing propaganda. His YouTube videos were right wing propaganda as well as the suggested ones he needs to watch. Even his Facebook feeds were endless right wing propaganda stuff. This guy was once a good friend but now he has changed so much I feel like I hardly know him. He has become bitter and hateful. He also passes along a lot of the propaganda sent to him as he is told to share it.
He reminds me of you MT. I picture you as very much like this guy.

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago

most of it is his Russian support.They own Trump

the smirnoff committee
the smirnoff committee
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

Drunk already?

Pat
Pat
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

China owns Joe Biden and his son. How will that work out for our country if Biden becomes president?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Yea Dementia Joe and Hunter have another scandal besides Ukraine. More $$$$ exchanged hands between the Bidens and Chi-Coms than Ukraine.

Meanwhile, Ukraine has labeled Joe Biden a criminal

“Ukraine judge orders Joe Biden be listed as perpetrator of crime in prosecutor’s firing”

“In Kiev late last month, District Court Judge S. V. Vovk ordered the country’s law enforcement services to formally list the fired prosecutor, Victor Shokin, as the victim of an alleged crime by the former U.S. vice president, according to an official English translation of the ruling obtained by Just the News.”

https://gellerreport.com/2020/05/biden-named-in-ukraine-criminal.html/

How can that be Johnny Absurdo? Trump innocent and Dementia Joe a criminal?

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Ivanka owns China

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

TSC owns inflow to Pittsfield city sewer

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Trap ,your not good at being witty.

the smirnoff committee
the smirnoff committee
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

MT is very funny.

the smirnoff committee
the smirnoff committee
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

Michelle owns paper plates.

Chuck Vincelette
Chuck Vincelette
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

You are one sick puppy.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago

You are still suffering since Nov 2016 of a deepening case of TDS Johnny.

The postmortem witch hunt of the Left and attempted frame of Trump, has failed. The Left are in fact the criminals involved with both Russia and Ukraine. Biden is neck deep in Ukraine corruption with his addict Son Hunter.

Is Biden the best stooge, of the many put forth to represent the Democrats?

It was a sorry lot they had in their “debates”. Most hated America/Americans, as was televised in each debate. Americans should remember these comedies come November

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

True. Keeping our freedoms in this country means we need to vote President Trump in November. Just look at what some of these Democrats governors are doing in their states. Their citizens are like prisoners. This is just a preview of what life will be like if Biden is elected as he will be manipulated to pass the Green New Deal.

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

You must stop listening to BeckLimbaugh,Hannity 45 hours a week of Trump re election brainwashing. You guys all sound the same.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

Who are they? TSC?

I don’t do alphabet news or radio?

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Yes you do.Its so obvious. You dont even know your repeating everything they feed you.

the smirnoff committee
the smirnoff committee
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

Buffoon,you must listen you know so much about them. How can you listen so much and still be stupid?

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Fox/Hannity coined the TDS….Trap you are Fox NewS locked in.Fox “They suffer from Trump Derangement Syndrome ” So stupid.

JohnnyComeLately
JohnnyComeLately
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

I’m Joe Biden. I wear a mask when nobody is around. I am running for president against Joe Biden.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  JohnnyComeLately
1 month ago

“We have to take care of the cure. That will make the problem worse no matter what. No matter what,” Biden said on ABC’s “The View” Joe Biden – 5/25/2020

Anderson williams
Anderson williams
Reply to  JohnnyComeLately
1 month ago

I’m Donald Trump. I don’t wear a mask and have let 100,000 Americans die alone on my watch while I tweet about my ratings that are better than Jimmy Kimmel.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Anderson williams
1 month ago

Sorry Anderson, I am not a believer of pickle smoochers

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Anderson williams
1 month ago

He only tweets from his toilet.

the smirnoff committee
the smirnoff committee
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

We don’t want to hear your fantasies.

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  JohnnyComeLately
1 month ago

How stupid can you be?

Dementia Joe
Dementia Joe
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Come on man.

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

Trump supporters are hopeful and optimistic despite everything thrown at them from the socialist/communist wannabees of the Democratic party. Hoax after hoax, spying, and unmasking in smoky rooms orchestrated by Obama and company and now using the virus to crash the economy. Joe Biden would be a disaster for this country and whoever he chooses for his VP will eventually be running the country. Not to mention all of the controlling of a weakened Biden to pass the Green New Deal and give government total power over the people. Keeping our Freedoms means voting for President Trump in November. The controlling behavior of some Democrat governors in their states during this virus is just a preview of what is to come if this country goes any further down the road of socialism/communism.

the school committee
the school committee
1 month ago

How low can Tweety Trump bring his voters.Answer is he can take you Trump voters as low as he wants.He test your support every 4am toilet tweet.It disgusting to grow up in a Union city of 56 different churches and Synagogues filled with a majority of veterans who went to war or were willing to go to war only to have our current President say he does not like POWs .This is mentally ill thinking and you dont know why you love this Don Trump.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

Not as low as Democrat voters. Judicial Watch has forced many Democrat enclaves to remove voters 6 feet under from voting rolls, that is dead voters TSC.

https://www.judicialwatch.org/press-releases/jw-electionintegrityprojectcalifornia/

Chuck Vincelette
Chuck Vincelette
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

One sick puppy.

Horace Hasenfeffer
Horace Hasenfeffer
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

The Schooled Communist(TSC) aka the ardent alinskyite, follows well the Rules For Radicals, using ridicule and misinformation as his pathetic battle cry. Trying to argue or debate the TSC’s of the world is a fruitless exercise and a complete waste of time. When they finally see the devasting end product of their warped utopian mindset, they will never take responsibility for the outcome but rather continue in their nefarious charade of blaming lifes woes on Trump and those wiley conservatives. Facts and reality are never considered in the playbook of the leftist

Fake News
Fake News
1 month ago

babylonbee

SANTEE JUNCTION, MO—At an early voting location this morning, African American citizen Conroy Ferguson turned white after voting Republican. Witnesses also claim he aged about 10 years and become perceivably more stuffy and unpleasant. Upon checking his wallet, Ferguson found his name had also changed to Clinton Hemsley.

Hemsley attempted to return to his family but when he explained what had happened he was cast out—not for his new skin color but for voting Republican.

There are now signs up at the voting location warning black voters that if they vote Republican they may also suddenly turn white.

Mr. G
Mr. G
1 month ago

Shawshank Redemption?!?! Dan, I’m shocked! That Alec Baldwin ABC scene is the pivotal, career-defi ing scene I Glengarry Glen ross!

Tire Off Issues
Tire Off Issues
Reply to  Mr. G
1 month ago

Poor Red……

Doberman doucheowner
Doberman doucheowner
Reply to  Mr. G
1 month ago

Is Trump paying Biden to run? He’s as big an idiot as the fab five on here?

Hunter Shilo
Hunter Shilo
Reply to  Mr. G
1 month ago

Speaking of Shawshank,you have cops arresting with evidence here locally and guns and hundreds of pounds of drugs,one years probation? Remember d a r e. What a joke

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mr. G
1 month ago

Alec Baldwin and his Bride were supposed to emigrate from America if Trump won.

Why is he still here?

spittingweel
spittingweel
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

He uhhh lied? Hmmm

doucshe doberMAN
doucshe doberMAN
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Balk.

Mr. G
Mr. G
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

They always hang the E on the shortstop, even when the 1st baseman shoulda dug it out!

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
1 month ago

Have to agree with Tiredofissues ‘s comment last evening stating that watching the latest City Council meeting was painful. What a total waste of time and full of nothing. Never seen such a bored bunch of people, except once again Chris Connell’s dog was the highlight of the meeting. Come on Councilors, what is wrong with you all, seems like you all are being held captive by someone or something, not just the CORIN19. Start doing your jobs you were elected to do or quit! Oh, wait a minute , you would loose your money and health insurance that us hardworking taxpayers pay for if you quit. Meanwhile on Dalton Avenue and Merrill Road there are lines and lines of out of state cars causing traffic disruptions. waiting for their pot purchases. Pot money is more important to the City than residents well-being during this pandemic. Be careful driving in Pittsfield because there is no traffic enforcement. Will we ever get an answer as to why? Have the officers been instructed to forego this duty? Heard many more officers have retired, how many officers are we down to? How many officers are on leave of absence or out hurt? How many have quit? Has the Traffic Bureau that we have been told we have been shut down? Where is Chief Wynn? Will we ever know? Nope, but make sure you keep paying your taxes on time.

Caullmitee Jaynes
Caullmitee Jaynes
Reply to  Merry & Bright
1 month ago

Officer Duer is a one women gang. Does the work of three cops. One thing about disgraced former officer Cocoa,he did his job.

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
Reply to  Merry & Bright
1 month ago

Merry & Bright there is a post I can totally agree with. Not one mention of the Mayor good for you. Don’t you feel better?

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
1 month ago

Here you go stalking me again. Sorry to disappoint you about not mentioning the Mayor. If you had watched the ZOOM City of Pittsfield Laugh In show last night you would have noticed that the Mayor was a part of this pathetic meeting. So there do YOU feel better now?

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  Merry & Bright
1 month ago

Hey Mr Worldwide, are you a mayor minion? Merry seems sensible and patient. You guys are paper thin – you can’t fight with facts so you try and distract. How creative.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  Kermit Frog
1 month ago

Thank you Kermit.

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
Reply to  Merry & Bright
1 month ago

I did watch it. Agree with your comment.

I don’t feel better that you mentioned the Mayor. I hope you end your obsession with her. It is unhealthy.

I’m not stalking you, just a concerned friend.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
1 month ago

Thanks for my laugh of the day. A few days ago your post to me was really lousy, basically calling me a witch with a B. One thing I can say I never have and never plan to swear of this site. Trust me I have plenty of real friends I don’t need your friendship. Stick with Linda, she is evidently your friend since you keep coming to her defense.

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
Reply to  Merry & Bright
1 month ago

Merry & Bright I think you need to reread my posts. I’ve shown concern for your mental health. As someone in the profession it is an alarm when I see someone with such a level of hostility towards one individual day after day after day. No matter the subject of Dan’s post you seem to always lash out at the Mayor. I’m not a fan of hers but your anger goes well beyond political discourse. It just isn’t healthy. I suggest you seek professional help.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
1 month ago

You have gone too far with me now!!! You are the one with the problem. I have seen other great posters get run off Planet Valenti by posters like you. The likes of Police Report and Agent 86 who use to share many crooked events in this City. Unfortunately they either no longer post or very seldom. Thought the whole idea of Planet Valenti was to converse with others. I can no longer even speak without you coming down my throat. I have never seen you add one thing positive to this blog except cut me up. I have every right to voice my anger toward Mayor Useless Clueless Crayola Linda Tyer or what ever anyone wants to call her. Do you remember “Freedom of Speech”. Lay off me you jerk!

Twelfth Vulentee
Twelfth Vulentee
Reply to  Merry & Bright
1 month ago

Wynn pulls them over at least. And you won’t see any tics in the summer. The cars are…. air conditioned.

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

Many Americans are saying they will not get a COVID-19 vaccine if it becomes available. This destroys the plan of many Democrat governors who are refusing to open their states until a vaccine is available. Holding off opening their state until there is a vaccine is a stupid idea in the first place, but with many people saying they would refuse a vaccine, these states need to open very soon.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Was listening to PBS radio this morn. They were interviewing some French official and they were discussing France opening up and the measures they were taking. One of the measures was that visitors from the “west” would not be welcome for some time. So as long as Trump keeps Americas numbers on top nobody is going to be visiting France. My guess is not too many other countries will want Americans because they appear to stupid or arrogant to do even the most basic testing or wear masks or social distance. Trump wanted to isolate America and it seems like he has found a way to do it. Americans are going to be pariahs’ outside their own stuffy snooty borders.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago

Good for France. They should close their borders to countries with lots of COVID-19 cases just like we did with China and just like we will soon be doing with Brazil. This isn’t snubbing people. This is common sense. It’s not racist. We are on lockdown in many states still so why would we want potentially infected people pouring in the country. I’m sure France feels the same way. We should have cut off travel from Europe too on the same day as we stopped travel from China. Did you think that the Chinese were stupid and ignorant to stop travel within their own country, but allow it to the rest of the world?

Johnny Absurds Doctor
Johnny Absurds Doctor
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

So Pat, why DIDN’T we shut down travel from Europe on the same day as China? Did Obama mess up and not do it? Or was it Hillary or Comeo or Biden or the Mexicans or the Iranians or the far left ad infinitum.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Johnny Absurds Doctor
1 month ago

Is China stupid and ignorant for what they failed to do?

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Same as Trump

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Johnny Absurds Doctor
1 month ago

Don’t pretend that Nancy Pelosi, Biden, AOC, Cuomo and the New York Times wanted President Trump to close travel from Europe to our country, which he did several weeks later, but not on the same day as travel from China (Jan. 31st). That was the last thing that Biden and other Democrats wanted. It was racist according to them.

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Trump does not listen to anything the democrats say. EVERYTHING he does he does on his own. He has said many times that he is the only one who knows anything. He is more likely to do the opposite of anything a democrat says just to spite them. He is like a little baby that way.
I wish he would stop playing the blame game and get some serious testing started. The second wave is going to hit America any day now due to gross ineptitude on Trumps part. He is the grim reaper personified. Sit back and watch.
And why are there still so many obits from North Berkshire? Seriously, no virus up there????

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Johnny Absurd
1 month ago

I’m not saying he listens to the Democrats on this issue. Thankfully he didn’t listen to them when they complained about his China ban. I am saying that Democrats were not for ANY bans on people entering this country so how can you blame President Trump for not putting a ban on European travel at the same time as his ban on China? You didn’t approve of any of it.

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Trump is planting seeds of dictatorship that you guys are promoting.Trump and the deep state have figured out a pattetn of beliefs that will make you alyour gun to defend this Oligarchy America.Wake up fools.

the smirnoff committee
the smirnoff committee
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

Hard drugs now?

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  the smirnoff committee
1 month ago

Yes take them now.Don’t drive.

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

This is a lie as Ma. Phase 2 begins and phase 3 is the 28 st of June all in phase 4 is Mid July…..All done without a president

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
1 month ago

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/05/new-york-health-department-website-quietly-deletes-controversial-cuomo-order-linked-nursing-home-fatalities/

“News Agencies Finally Get Around To Reporting NY Health Department Website Wiped Cuomo Order Linked To Nursing Home Fatalities”

Death rides a D-Rat horse!!!!

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Did that one just come in on your propaganda feed?

doucshe doberMAN
doucshe doberMAN
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago

Will spooky Yooky show up at budget.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  doucshe doberMAN
1 month ago

Did she get her stimulus check from the mayor yet? Has the mayor released her Santa Claus list yet being open and honest?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago

Check NYS Health Department Website , Johnny.

That would be run by D-RAT Cuomo of NY

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago

No , Andrew Cuomo has been committing genocide to the elderly of NY State

National news, NYS Dept of “health” covering for the murderer.

That is a fact Johnny.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

Hello Pat [Patrick Fennell],

When I studied public administration, I learned that when a family and/or small business looks at a community to live in they look at the quality of public safety and public education. I understand that it is an elitist argument to say that people vote with their feet, but if a community wants economic growth and living wage jobs, then the taxpayers should invest in keeping their streets safe and their public schools well funded.

If municipal taxpayers pay an optimal amount of local taxes, then the values of their properties will increase in value. Likewise, if they don’t and pay less, then the values of their properties will drop in value. A community should always ask itself the following question: “Would a middle class family want their children to grow up in our community?”

I believe that if the state government equitably funded public education in Massachusetts, then local governments would not have make up the difference. Wealthy suburbs like Wellesley – the 7th wealthiest city in the United States in 2018 – have mostly million dollar homes and can easily make up the difference in the lack of state funding, while Pittsfield cannot. Public education in Massachusetts favors Wellesley over Pittsfield. It is very inequitable public policy! What it really means is that there is no “public” education in Massachusetts.

State Representative John Barrett III understands that Massachusetts’ public education formula is outdated and unfair to his Northern Berkshire County legislative district. He campaigned about this important issue for the children who live in distressed economic zip codes.

Best wishes,

Jonathan

Caullmitee Jaynes
Caullmitee Jaynes
1 month ago

Better yet where were our local law enforcement officials? Dont they have a responsibility to the taxpayer with all the fucking money thrown their way for d a r e and the equipment and man hours needed to prosecute these type cases.

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  Caullmitee Jaynes
1 month ago

I have some serious respect for the police these days. (some of them anyway) It is like One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest out there and they are running around trying to calm down all the cuckoos. Gotta be tough on the psyche. Hang in there guys.

Twelfth Vulentee
Twelfth Vulentee
Reply to  Johnny Dimentia
1 month ago

Officer Douro got this.

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

A warning for us from Venezuela. They say that even though these lockdowns are being done for a virus, Americans should be on their guard and not let government get too much control over us because what is happening now in America is a frightening reminder for them of how the Venezuelan government took total control over the people of that country. It started with food shortages and progressed to them becoming totally helpless to an all powerful government that now controls their every move. Their government promised them a heaven of free this and free that, but now they expect total obedience from the people.
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/venezuelan-asylum-seekers-lockdown-america-socialism

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Glad to see you are opening your eyes. Trump firing all the oversight people is frightening and one more power grab for him and his circle. Putin is walking him though the process every step. Ninety five percent of what Trump does make no sense unless you look at it through Putins eyes. Almost everything he does benefits Russia. Do you ever wonder why?

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

You are welcome, Dan Valenti. The budget hearings will take place next week. I wonder if Chris Connell will speak up for Mary Jane and Joe Kapanski? It will be the toughest year in recent history for Pittsfield politics’ high finances!

the school committee
the school committee
1 month ago

AMERICA is a mess after 43 months of Don Trump. Grocery stores look like Russia in the 1980s.zRiots in the streets Unemployment is at 30%.People wont wear their spit mask because of the constitution.Trump leads from his toilet.

Fake News
Fake News
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

Nitwit

Pat
Pat
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

America has endured 4 years of one hoax after another by people who would not accept the results of an election. Now these same people are using a virus to create more tension in the country. The liberal news media is practically celebrating the death of 100,000 people in the country from this virus not because it’s sad that so many have died, but because they want to win in November. Truly disgusting. Putting these Democrats anywhere near any kind of power would be a disaster for this country especially since the media is in bed with them and will never say anything negative against them. This is dangerous.

Gigi
Gigi
1 month ago

According to Charles Hurt, Biden “is like a perverted Magic Eight Ball that always comes up exactly, perfectly, 100% wrong – 100% of the time.”
What has he ever accomplished?

https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/05/26/charles-hurt-joe-bidens-record-100-wrong-100-of-the-time/

Mayjorrie Krysiss
Mayjorrie Krysiss
Reply to  Gigi
1 month ago

Insanidates in November, crazy Joe vs Dingleberry Don.

Mayjorrie Krysiss
Mayjorrie Krysiss
Reply to  Gigi
1 month ago

Trump riot of America live tonight. Dow is up though.

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
Reply to  Mayjorrie Krysiss
1 month ago

These protesters are not the ones Biden was referring to about not being black.

Sulojourne Inntwotheeabiss
Sulojourne Inntwotheeabiss
Reply to  Gigi
1 month ago

Big problem with fed state help. Do you think Trump wants to bail out Governors like Cuomo as inept a governor as there is. This could get interesting.

Sulojourne Inntwotheeabiss
Sulojourne Inntwotheeabiss
Reply to  Gigi
1 month ago

Trump must address Minnesota Riots…..yesterday.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Gigi
1 month ago

While reporting on the rioting last night, the media is still calling it protests despite one person dead and businesses burned to the ground and Target and other businesses were looted. They are destroying their own city. What happened in that city is terrible, but the response is not helping.

Sulojourne Inntwotheeabiss
Sulojourne Inntwotheeabiss
1 month ago

Cops up against it in Minny.

Vid Dee O
Vid Dee O
1 month ago

Finally. Al Sharpton has entered into negotiations with the murder in Minnesota.

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
Reply to  Vid Dee O
1 month ago

It took Sharpton sometime to get involved because he was busy protesting about the white couple being killed paying their respects to their veteran son at a cemetery who was murdered by a black man.

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
1 month ago

Let us not repeat this sad history. Stop poking bears.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6oR4xK6xe8

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
1 month ago

Did I see correctly that BMS is begging for donations on their website? How galling that they continue their business model of over compensating their management, continue their horrifically poor success for medical treatments, horrifically poor medical access for the general community —- and BEG the public For MONEY??!!!
How much are the leadership paid? Fire the whole bunch of them. I hope that medical corporation goes bankrupt. All the mayor and DAs progressive dimwits just show how fake they are by not commenting on this in dismay.

Utah Law Grah
Utah Law Grah
Reply to  Kermit Frog
1 month ago

The mayor here has her hands full….of nothing. Just the fact Jive needs to cut twelve million should put an end to that romance.

On the cop brutality,it looked as though the cop enjoyed what he was doing. Hand in pocket,Come On? Send this cop to prison. Give the estate at least twenty million. Wheres
Super Timmy?

truthsayer
truthsayer
1 month ago

“Is Biden Black?”

I would ask, is Trump white? Or is he tangerine? Or orange? Or could he spray tan himself blue or red? Or maybe even keep going up a shade until he’s the next Black president?

Vid Dee O
Vid Dee O
Reply to  truthsayer
1 month ago

Riots and forty million unemployed. It’s working. Thank you Trumpy bear.

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
Reply to  Vid Dee O
1 month ago

Protests ! Get it straight . Also some of them protesting have no choice but to loot and burn it down. These protesters were already unemployed by choice before Trump came along.

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
1 month ago

Obama’s $ recovery is happening. After Trump tanked it after taking it from Obama who gave the economy back to Trump during the Covid19 and now Obama has taken it back.

https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/%5Edji/history?ltr=1

Utta Dizass
Utta Dizass
Reply to  Johnny2Shoes
1 month ago

Last comment on the riots….if you’ve view the eight minute choke out, it’s clearly a no brainer. Of course your going to have a riot this time. It’s right there,on camera.? AGAIN!

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Utta Dizass
1 month ago

People do not help their cause by rioting. They just destroy the place where they have to live during a pandemic, frighten the elderly, and make things even more difficult for themselves.

the school committee
the school committee
1 month ago

Trump leads rich people and the powerful corporations and he needs the thoughtless to do it.

Over DaHill
Over DaHill
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

Doesn’t Bob Kovachick and Stuge know how hideous they are?

the smirnoff committee
the smirnoff committee
Reply to  Over DaHill
1 month ago

I think tsc is the Stooge.

Over DaHill
Over DaHill
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

Trumps hydro clean is showing under his eyes,white bleach looking lower eye sockets He looks l% like a dead fish on Long Island sound. The main thing with Trump,he just doesn’t care. Anyone that supports him on here have been given Carte Blanche to a loser.

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  Over DaHill
1 month ago

Everytime I look at his orange skin, the only thing I can think of is a giant Oompa Loompa from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory.

Sad Sakk
Sad Sakk
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

What’s the deal with the mail last couple years. Staggered delivery,sometimes don’t deliver at all.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

The really rich people are on the Democrat side and they are fooling people into believing that the country will take care of them if socialist/communist Democrats are put into power, give people all the pot they want (they do that to keep people docile), when the truth is they want more power and money for themselves. All the money will go to big government and they will be the ones in charge. They will dole it out so that everyone lives equally lower class and make people think they are lucky and being taken care of, but who will be the true winners?

the school committee
the school committee
1 month ago

Why does a mentally ill 77 year old Toilet tweeting president appeal to this board.Say why you will vote for this poor son of a millionaire

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

Trump has massively increased the U.S. national debt by giving away our children and grandchildren’s wealth to the billionaires. The Federal Reserve Bank is printing trillions of dollars in new money. The average American family is not seeing it because it is all going to Wall Street and the corporate elites. But, Trump fights conservative culture wars against the elitist Democratic Party that he says wants socialist government. The irony is that Trump’s policies are reverse socialism. The wealthy and politically connected are all well taken care of, while the average working family is paying for it all.

asuddinmoove
asuddinmoove
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

Dan,I’ve been all over the world. Yesterday I drove down North astreet. It’s a vacant City. It looked like someone nuked it. It was literally a barren wasteland.

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  asuddinmoove
1 month ago

Same in New Yotk and Boston

Fake News
Fake News
1 month ago

Babylon Bee

MINNEAPOLIS, MN—Colin Kaepernick arrived at the Minneapolis riots last night, saying he was excited to be a part of the looting and violence.

Kaepernick tried out for the riots by throwing bricks into windows but missed every time. He was able to rush a Molotov cocktail into a target window and then spike it on the ground, but then he caught fire. Finally, in a last-ditch effort to get selected for one of the riot squads, he filmed a workout video and sent it to various protester organizations but hadn’t heard back as of publishing time.

“While we appreciate Kaepernick’s enthusiasm, we need someone who can lob a Molotov cocktail accurately,” said a representative for the rioters. “We wish him the best of luck in his future rioting career. We believe Kaepernick will land on his feet with another rioting organization. Maybe Chicago or Louisville will want him.”

The former quarterback quickly blamed his failed rioting career on racism.