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BIPOLAR PROTEST: RISING TO OUR GOODNESS OR YIELDING TO THE PERVERSE?

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY JUNE 3, 2020) — One overlooked fact in George Floyd’s death is the composition of the quartet of complicit Minneapolis police officers. Central Casting provided the four, a group consisting of a white, a black, a Latino, and an Asian. Can you get more “inclusive and diverse?”

The infamous “neck” video shows three officers pinning Floyd to the ground, with whitey doing heavy leaning. Only the white guy faces criminal charges. Why?

Also, how does Floyd’s  acquaintance with Officer Chauvin figure into the scenario? Both worked overlapping security shifts at the same hispanic night club, El Nuevo Rodeo. The club owner says they knew each other. That might suggest Chauvin’s premeditated intent when he responded to a call from a shopkeeper saying Floyd tried to pay for a purchase with a counterfeit $20.   Did the two men have previous bad blood? Was it mere chance that brought them together for the fateful encounter?

The Minneapolis Police Department and the mayor fired all four officers. Even though the police chief called the other three “complicit” in Floyd’s death, they have not been charged with a crime. Is it because they are minorities? The other three haven’t even been identified, although THE PLANET source identified the Asian as Tou Thao.

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A new 21-second security video seems to support the claim that Floyd resisted arrest. The film shows Floyd refusing to get into the police car. He keeps moving then deliberately falls to avoid getting in the vehicle. How can we interpret these actions except to say he resisted lawful arrest? If that’s the case, while it does not excuse the death-by-knee, it provides mitigation for the police action. When the cops stop you, stay calm and comply, comply, comply.

Invariably, some of the ancillary discussion reverted back to slavery and reparations, especially from young, white, and obviously well-off protesters.

“The white people are getting scared,” said one college age woman who wouldn’t identify herself. But America does not want to confront its past … nobody will talk about slavery.”

This is what decades of not teaching history and replacing facts with propaganda have produced. How much could that girl tell us about the Emancipation Proclamation? The end of Jim Crow? The Civil Rights Act? The Southern Christian Leadership Conference? The history of the Civil Rights movements and players such as Ralph Abernathy, Martin King, and Malcolm X, or even H. Rap Brown, Eldridge Cleaver, Huey Newton, Angela Davis, and others? What can she say about the rising tide for blacks in all facets of society, not just sports and entertainment? Bet she can tell us everything about Snooky and the Kardashians, though.

Racial equity hasn’t been achieved, of course. Much works remains. The leaderless mob violence of the demonstrations following Floyd’s death, however, won’t get America there. In fact, they will negate progress and cause regression, repression, and backlash.

The bipolar demonstrations have been about protest and “protest,” with mostly legitimate expressions in the day and beastly bands of roving gangs by night. The first draws a healthy mix of races. The second is overwhelmingly young, male, and black. The first are expressing their Constitutional rights. The second are expressing their depravation — police officers shot or run down by vehicles in St. Louis, Las Vegas, and Buffalo … in D.C., the Lincoln Memorial and the WWII Memorial defaced.

“Nobody will talk about slavery” — ?? Seriously, girl?

That’s all America has done since the Civil War. It hasn’t been perfect, but we are not Don Larsen onOct. 8, 1956 at Yankee Stadium. It is America, June 2020. Good people try their best with love, hard work, and decency. The scum exploit this goodness with an appeal to the Imp of the Perverse that lives in the darkness of every person’s soul.

In all of this, Who Are You?

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“Sometimes at night I wish it was morning so I can have my coffee and start my day over again” Dame Edith Fruitjuice.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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Bruno Hakalugi
Bruno Hakalugi
1 month ago

— One overlooked fact in George Floyd’s death is the composition of the quartet of complicit Minneapolis police officers. Central Casting provided the four, a group consisting of a white, a black, a Latino, and an Asian. Can you get more “inclusive and diverse?”
 
As it is said, diversity is our strength.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

When we are born, we know nothing about race. As we grow up, we learn about race. We learn about love and hate, good and evil, money and power versus compassion and equality. We make choices in our lives. I hope to be a good person who always chooses love, compassion and equality over hate, money and power. I am far from perfect, but I know it is my choice to lead a good life and do right by my fellow humans.

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

Wow, we agree on something. I also believe you to be far from perfect.

Be The Change
Be The Change
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

What is the difference between being Black vs. Black-listed ?

ThinBlueLine
ThinBlueLine
1 month ago

Floyd death had nothing to do with racism. And everything to do with an overweight drugged up man with health problems who committed another felony, refused to get in police car, threw himself to the ground (resisting arrest) and poor police tactics resulting in positional asphyxia, leading to death. Dan, you would need a fem dyke, or a trans officer to round out the quartet to the satisfaction of the Pelosi Progressives.

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
Reply to  ThinBlueLine
1 month ago

A new poster trying to insight a riot.

ThinBlueLine
ThinBlueLine
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
1 month ago

Not exactly. Sometimes the truth is hard to stomach. Rioting is a choice, just like racism.

Sojourner Truth
Sojourner Truth
Reply to  ThinBlueLine
1 month ago

With all the ubiquitous respect for everyone and everything. I observed that at least one Pittsfield Police Officer is lucky to weigh in at 100 lbs and has perhaps 5 inch biceps. What is the personal space, psychological defense intimidation issues, when attempting to arrest a 6’7″ , 260 lb, man that does want to comply with verbal instructions. Something has to innately kick in. Realizing four officers were involved in the Floyd arrest, it seems like there still would be a personal defense mechanism over reaction. Not an excuse for brutality , but a consideration.

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

So you go to the store today and unknowingly pass a fake 20 and as you drive down east street you are pulled over with 4 cops responding and your dead in 10 minutes.You of course would endure the torture because you are healthy and a lack of oxygen never bothers people you know who take care of themselves.

ThinBlueLine
ThinBlueLine
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

Two words TSC – Resisting Arrest

Shakes
Shakes
Reply to  ThinBlueLine
1 month ago

That black boy better have known he should comply with massas’ orders.They taught him a lesson.
 
Also:
 
The blue wall of silencethin blue line, also blue code and blue shield,are terms used in the United States to denote the informal rule among police not to report on a colleague’s errors, misconducts, or crimes, including police brutality. If questioned about an incident of alleged misconduct involving another officer (e.g., during the course of an official inquiry), while following the code, the officer being questioned would claim ignorance of another officer’s wrongdoing or claim to have not seen anything.

acheshirecat
acheshirecat
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

Because I obey the law, am not wanted by the police, don’t do drugs or drive drunk, I would have no fear and would comply.

Be The Change
Be The Change
Reply to  acheshirecat
1 month ago

Good luck defending your innocence from the inside.

ThinBlueLine
ThinBlueLine
1 month ago

The imbecile and senile Biden left his bunker to declare that police, when confronted with an unarmed person threatening police with a knife, should shoot subject in leg instead of aiming for heart. Cops don’t aim for heart, they are trained to shoot center mass of target to increase chance of hitting target. A miss can result in officer being killed with knife, which by the way Biden, is a deadly weapon. This is right up there with his shotgun Joe comments. My God is he an idiot. The dems better dump him real quick or Trump will win again.

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
Reply to  ThinBlueLine
1 month ago

You want Trump to win again.
 

ThinBlueLine
ThinBlueLine
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
1 month ago

I was hoping for somebody I could vote for over Trump. Biden ain’t it. I will glady vote for Trump over Biden, as any cop with half a brain will, and any real American for that matter.

truthsayer
truthsayer
Reply to  ThinBlueLine
1 month ago

Since when is a person with a knife “unarmed?”

ThinBlueLine
ThinBlueLine
Reply to  truthsayer
1 month ago

Precisely Pal. That’s what the imbecile Biden said. You can look it up.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  ThinBlueLine
1 month ago

I’m Joe Biden, and I can’t understand this message, that I forgot!

Johnny99
Johnny99
1 month ago

The first order of government is to assure domestic tranquility. Trump better send in the troops and restore order because these democratic governors are letting cities burn, and be looted, and letting their outnumbered cops get a whipping. The mayors and governors should be ashamed, as well as some of the police chiefs who are standing down.

GMHeller
GMHeller
1 month ago

ANTIFA
Where is the money coming from that is paying for the dozens of lawyers making appearances for and/or bailing out hundreds of ANTIFA defendants being arrested in cities across the U.S.A.?
Follow the money.
 
 

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Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  GMHeller
1 month ago

Joe Biden campaign
 
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2020/05/30/biden-campaign-staff-donates-to-organization-that-bails-out-rioters-arrested-in-m-n2569747
 
Reuters reported that 13 members of the Biden campaign recently posted on Twitter about their donations to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, a group that uses such donations to pay bail fees of rioters arrested in violent protests. 
A Biden campaign spokesman declined to answer whether the donations to the Antifa-aligned group were officially coordinated with the Biden campaign.
Instead of donating to the family of George Floyd, Biden campaign staff is helping to bail out individuals arrested during riots where widespread looting, arson, and vandalism took place.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  GMHeller
1 month ago

Joe Biden campaign.
 
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2020/05/30/biden-campaign-staff-donates-to-organization-that-bails-out-rioters-arrested-in-m-n2569747
 
Reuters reported that 13 members of the Biden campaign recently posted on Twitter about their donations to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, a group that uses such donations to pay bail fees of rioters arrested in violent protests. 
A Biden campaign spokesman declined to answer whether the donations to the Antifa-aligned group were officially coordinated with the Biden campaign.
Instead of donating to the family of George Floyd, Biden campaign staff is helping to bail out individuals arrested during riots where widespread looting, arson, and vandalism took place.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

Somewhat impressed that the Chief and Mayor are on top of the Antifa fascists and their possible visit to our humble burgh.
 
By fascists, I mean the new Stalinism–same diff.
 
Well, yeah, Councillor Persip, that’s the problem with looting and destruction. Tends to distract from the point of the protests, which was what, again?
 
So perhaps best to focus on the looting and destruction first–because people are SCARED OUT OF THEIR MINDS of these crazy idiots.
 
I mean, why would I want to go anywhere near a black person now or their “supporters”? or ever again? Might get my car burnt or my head smashed or my store ransacked.
 
And so tear gas, rubber bullets, and real bullets sound good to me.
 
First Amendment grants the right to PEACEABLY assemble, I believe.
 
Madam Mayor is pretty close on Antifa, but the presence of neo-Nazis and white supremacists isn’t all that necessary (99% not) for them to show up. More like cause trouble because we’re getting paid $20/hour (with overtime) by folks like Soros.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

No tear gas was used on the protesters in Washington when they were trying to clear them, but it would have been fine with me if they did since the attempted burning down of Washington the night before was not something I want to see in my country. Bottles were thrown at Bill Barr shortly before President Trump’s speech in the Rose Garden. Moving the protesters along was very necessary. The Rachel Maddow show was full of lies last night including saying that tear gas was used.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Courts have declared the “madcow” is not news, entertainment only.
 
https://www.newsmax.com/reagan/roberts-kavanaugh-maddow/2020/06/02/id/970078/
 
Redstate’s analysis of her defense is worth pondering, “Here lies the real humor in this decision. In the process of denigrating OAN as an illegitimate news source, Rachael Maddow had to rest on the defense that what she was delivering was itself illegitimate ‘infotainment.’ By her own admission, the primetime hostess has declared her own words to be little more than sparkly storytelling. While the network has appealed the decision, in a manner OAN has won a victory. It managed to get Rachael Maddow to declare in court records that she is a fabulist whose reporting does not need to be taken as the least bit accurate.”

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Richard Madcow, and BBC, NPR, et al. lying? Nah . . .
 
But whether certain POS-dispersing methods were used or not in that once instance is not germane to my wish for them to be used.

truthsayer
truthsayer
1 month ago

So, we have a mix of ethnic backgrounds in the four officers. Then, maybe it’s time we moved the conversation from race to talking about the few overly empowered, arrogant, under-trained, unqualified, militaristic police? That’s not to say all cops are bad anymore than all people are bad, so let’s talk about blueberries instead.
 
As someone with far more years and wisdom told me: “People are like a pint of blueberries. It only takes one bad one to rot the rest. You’ve gotta throw out the bad ones to save the rest.”
 
I don’t know how true that is about people, but I can tell you for sure, it sure does apply to blueberries.
 
 

truthsayer
truthsayer
1 month ago

In reference to the pop-up ad “Obama’s IQ vs Trump’s IQ,” Obama has a very high IQ. Trump? Trump has an 8 handicap.

Ron Kitterman
Ron Kitterman
1 month ago

    It’s all the concept of self government – Do to others as you would have them do to you.   

the school committee
the school committee
1 month ago

Does MAGA mean blacks must submit or know their place.In the brainwash you must always deliver negative images or statements that make the case for racism.The White cop stopped being a police officer when he shifted his weight 4 minutes into the execution.Pretty sure all other officers will be charged and will witness against him.And your point that he was only charged because hes white is uh you know…MAGA thinking,MAGA ,Fox brain.Rush,Glenn,Sean,Tucker all 90 hours of brainwash on display.How about the Miller/Trump photo op at the church.Trumps mission is to tear down what you grew up with and sell you on a brand new country with him in charge….Steve Bannon will explain if you do your DD

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

Hint…Trump Royal Family

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

Hint….you’re a buffoon

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

“Pretty sure all other officers will be charged and will witness against him.”
 
So tell us TSC, what are they going to charge the witnesses with?
 
The officers? Yup, all should be charged.
 
The D-rat police commissioner fired and the D-rat Mayor and Governor tarred and feathered for letting chaos ensue. D-Govs daughter was giving intel to the looters/rioters, she should be in crowbar hotel, and her father too. Omar’s spawn did the same.
 
BTW, why has Omar not been deported yet, for immigration fraud?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

They have upped charges on Chauvin, to murder 2, the other 3 are now accessories to the crime.
 
Week too late by progressive MN DOJ.

Be The Change
Be The Change
1 month ago

Let us talk about apples & blueberries: Everything I needed to know I learned in the Praaduce Aisle. That is perhaps, a good title for a book.
Good seeds & Bad seeds: or is it racism ?
Facts are Facts; Or are they ?

The World May Never Know.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Be The Change
1 month ago

A black woman whose business had just been destroyed confronted her attackers and Said “I’m black and I thought you all are saying that black lives matter? So if my life matters, why did you just destroy my store that I worked my entire life to build?” There were black and white young people in the group and they just said some nasty remark back to this poor woman. These young people should be helping people in their communities not making life impossible for everyone.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

EXACTLY. And why shoot and kill a 77 year old retired police captain defending a store – a black retired police captain – because black lives don’t really matter, that’s why. Who do you think is killing most blacks?????? Yup, other blacks.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
1 month ago

They even put the killing of the poor man on Facebook as it was happening. Truly sick.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

That was disgusting. The poor man was shot, in the back, and lay bleeding out on the sidewalk. One of the thugs grabbed his wallet.
 
Looters and murderers like that need LEAD bullets, not pepper bullets.

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
1 month ago

After watching this whole mess I don’t think I like people no matter what color they are.
Also, what is the real message from the protesters and how long do they feel they have to march to get that message across? I mean are they just waiting for all cops to quit their jobs or what? Their message seems to suggest that they don’t want any cops any more anywhere because they are treating them ALL like shit. And if that is NOT their message they should make that clear because that is the way it is coming across.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Johnny Absurd
1 month ago

That is what the anarchists want. They want zero police and no jails. They want chaos. They are trying to destroy the country. They are using the peaceful protesters like human shields. How deep does this go in our country is the question?

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Chaos? Do you remember not so long ago that Rush Limbaugh has his own movement going to create chaos for Obama for the duration of his tenure? He was so proud of himself for dividing the country. Obama was trying to unify it but it was an uphill climb with the right wing radio nutjobs creating their “chaos”.
Look it up Pat before you defend him so that ya don’t come across looking foolish.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Johnny Absurd
1 month ago

I know there was “operation chaos” with respect to the Hillary campaign in 2008. A noble endeavor, as if Hill needed more chaos already.
 
And, Obama wanted to unify jack-squat, by the way. He was, and is, all about the cash. And me, me, me.
 
I think Obama orchestrated the Russian collusion hoax for payback against Trump on the birther thing, and probably other things.
 
So, yeah, he wants to “unify.”
 
I hear he’s supposed to speak today at 5 pm. Let’s see what that’s all about.

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

Pat ,you so love Rush

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Johnny Absurd
1 month ago

I don’t even listen to Rush Limbaugh. There were lots of riots and other tension during Obama’s tenure. There is no doubt that the anarchists want chaos…to return us to cave man days. A young man went to use an ATM the other day and was killed because the ATM was rigged with an incendiary device. This is what Antifa is all about.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Are you sure that was not the looter in Philly? There was video.
 
Thugs were using bombs to break into ATMS there

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

That’s right. I found out tonight that it was a looter not, thank God, some innocent person trying to use the ATM, who got blown up. They are doing this across the country trying to blow up ATMs with these devices.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Yes, that one got the Darwin award for explosive use.
 
Another “peaceful protester according to MSM………
 
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/06/looters-blown-50-philadelphia-atms-dynamite-since-saturday-one-looter-blew-bombings-also-reported-pittsburgh-minneapolis-video/
 
Looters Have Blown Up 50 Philadelphia ATMs with Dynamite Since Saturday – One Looter Blew Himself Up – Bombings Also Reported in Pittsburgh and Minneapolis (VIDEO) 

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

White supremacist want Trump to continue his mission.

Mr. G
Mr. G
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Wrong Pat…so totally wrong

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

I see these young people that are protesting being asked questions by reporters, but all they do is speak in slogans. They use one slogan after another and speak in robotic fashion seldom using complete sentences.
 
I agree with so many African American men I heard last night saying that what is happening in America now on our streets is “evil”. Marxism is behind much of it and Antifa is doing the dirty work. Children as young as 12 and 13 years ago being encouraged to attack police is evil. Young people being recruited by Antifa to start riots and burn buildings is evil.

Paul
Paul
1 month ago

Thanks Dan, outstanding column.

Resting Raunt
Resting Raunt
Reply to  Paul
1 month ago

Forty million unemployed. How can the D O W be up today?

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  Resting Raunt
1 month ago

Look at which stocks are up and that might reveal a clue.
I read that many stocks are way down but the people with more money than they know what to do with are buying them up at bargain basement prices gambling that somehow things might turn around. And if they don’t what the hell do they care as they are rich beyond the moon anyway.

Resting Raunt
Resting Raunt
Reply to  Johnny Absurd
1 month ago

Johnny,You’re talking about trumps required to buy corps. Problem is we’ve paid for their purchases and they will never lose buying at the current price.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Resting Raunt
1 month ago

Gun sales!!!
 
Americans need to protect themselves, government in D-controlled areas sure can’t/won’t/refuse too

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Aww come on now. Is there anyone in this country that does NOT own eleven or more guns? The problem as I see it is that when people start their own little wars they won’t always be able to tell who the enemy is. Everybody will be suspicious of everybody.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny Absurd
1 month ago

Johnny, those would be the ones looting, breaking into your house and setting it on fire.
 
Should be open season on those feral beasts and all this mayhem would stop quick.

ThinBlueLine
ThinBlueLine
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Mad trap, you have no duty to retreat in your own home. Just make sure they are actually inside, not on property or porch, then when inside the home fill em with lead. Self defense all day long, if they are armed.

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

I have no problem with that. They should pass an ordinance that, should this happen legitimately, you do not even need to fill out any paperwork.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Resting Raunt
1 month ago

Limbaugh’s answer: 1. Economy was so strong that it can’t be held down for long. 2. Traders know that the riots mean Trump is assured a victory in November, which is what the market wants.
 
But at its most basic, a stock goes up when there are more buyers than sellers. Period.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Resting Raunt
1 month ago

https://www.wnd.com/2020/06/gun-stocks-skyrocket-violent-riots-continue/
 
Gun stocks have skyrocketed as protests and riots continue throughout the United States following the death of George Floyd.
 
A number of ammunition and gun makers were trading sharply higher after the weekend of nationwide riots, including Sturm, Ruger & Co., ammunition maker Vista Outdoor, Gunmakers American Outdoor Brands and the taser stun gun maker Axon Enterprise, Fox Business reported.
TRENDING: Man arrested for looting admits what it’s really all about
Sturm, Ruger & Co. increased 9.5% to $68.24, while Smith & Wesson Brands Inc. increased 16% to $13.66, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Investors factored in the possibility that violence might have already been propelling the gun sales, Fox Business reported.
 
A rise in gun sales had already begun during the coronavirus pandemic as Americans worried that states would deem gun stores non-essential. April gun sales had risen 71% since 2019 to almost 1.8 million gun sales, data released by Small Arms Analytics and Forecasting showed.
 
This data followed a massive year-over-year increase in gun sales in March at 85%, according to Fox Business.
 
Other companies that provide security cameras and video transmission products used by law enforcement also saw massive increases in stock value, according to Market Watch. Stock for Cemtrex, a technology company that owns the security camera business Vicon, more than tripled in value and rose 224% in trading.
This story originally was published by the Daily Caller News Foundation.

Hendrix
Hendrix
1 month ago

How many public workers were out violating social distancing guidelines this past weekend? These people shut down businesses (in the case of Mayor Bernard quite literally shut down North Adams largest employer permanently,) told us we have to stay locked in our homes indefinitely, fined and threatened jail sentences on people for wanting to open their small business, yet the second there is a photo op opportunity they put their concerns about public health aside. I thought a link to a few photos below would show you how concerned your local leaders are about public health.
 
https://www.iberkshires.com/story/62349/Hundreds-Gather-in-North-Adams-to-Protest-Police-Violence-.html
 
 
 
 
 

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Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
1 month ago

I always thought that “The Next Revolution” would be Patriots standing up and ridding the government of tyranny.
 
But now we have Anarchists attempting to rid the government of what’s left of Patriots.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago
Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

Limbaugh running through the pathological lying by the media on anything Trump. 24/7/365/Eternity.

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
1 month ago

Virus infections were going up before the protesters started yelling and screaming in each others faces. We can forget about any contact tracing from here on out. It may be luck of the draw as to who survives but look for a “super pandemic” before the month is out. We have gone down the rabbit hole and the cartoon we are living in is about to be shown in high definition on the big screen. One day we are all practicing social distancing and the next day millions of people are parading elbow to elbow up and down the streets like the virus never existed.
It is utterly fascinating to me that anthropologists compare the brain of a human and an ape and suggest that the human is the smarter of the two. Seriously, where is the evidence of THAT!!!

Dreeck Showe
Dreeck Showe
Reply to  Johnny Absurd
1 month ago

That gathering at Park Square was as stupid as the protestors and rioters. What doesn’t the Governor gets. You can’t assemble in large numbers,you can’t open camps,day cares,this will be worse in a month compounded by zero social distancing. There were people going in and out of the convenience store this morning and they weren’t s d or wearing a mask.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny Absurd
1 month ago

D-States are instituting new social distancing rules; “Only 25 looters per store. Buy order of the Governor”

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Our own Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey says the burning and looting is fine and needed, just not in her neighborhood.

Thouprie Reonact
Thouprie Reonact
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

That’s great. And protestors are running down,shooting and killing cops in cities. Trump has every right to protect us from these thugs.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Then Maura can take all the Covid-19 + homeless to her place then, since it is safe warm and cozy. And the violent/dangerous one’s she lets out of the jails too!

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

If the burning and looting mobs got anywhere near Maura’s neighborhood or Lizzie Warren’s mansion, they would be speed dialing the military, no doubt about it. The poor and middle class neighborhoods should take the brunt of the violence, but Maura and Liz need safe quiet places to do their daily shopping and relax their frazzled nerves.

Edward R.Murrow
Edward R.Murrow
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Lizzie’s probably about to gonna get her a beer.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Healey is such a big disappointment. She is a brilliant woman that is corrupted by politics. She won’t move on any crime unless it has a political angle. Lelling might be more honest – he seems to go where the crime is.
Re the posturing – there was an article I saw by Gerald Baker in the Times of England about how one party system Democrat’s have run Minneapolis for 30 years and they could have fixed the police department. They hired and fired the chiefs. But they also take the most money from the police unions – I think that is true in MA too.
I am tired of this all Covid – post Covid-nightmare as everyone else must be as well. I hope people not traveling internationally by plane helps the Berkshires with their business. I hope you all have a peaceful and pleasant day.

Colonel Dohnchickenspur
Colonel Dohnchickenspur
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

So now that they have their murder charges upgraded let’s hope the looting stops,otherwise the military will have to kick ass. We do have Helicopters,not unlike Nam where we can shoot and spray if needed.

Gigi
Gigi
1 month ago

New Civil Liberties Alliance has filed a lawsuit against Gov. Baker on behalf of a group of MA business owners, pastors and private school leaders to have the lockdown restrictions lifted. Hoorah! The public’s patience with Baker & Polito is wearing thin!
 
https://www.iwf.org/2020/06/02/massachusetts-businesses-file-suit-to-lift-pandemic-restrictions/

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Gigi
1 month ago

Travelling through CT today & appears that their retail stores are OPEN! What the hell is wrong with Baker??

Gigi
Gigi
1 month ago

Mass Fiscal Alliance’s Paul Craney wrote an excellent op-ed regarding Gov. Baker’s overzealous executive orders in which Baker continues to micromanage businesses and infringe upon personal rights;
 
https://www.bostonherald.com/2020/06/03/legal-action-needed-to-save-mass-from-elitist-leaders/

Fell Bitt
Fell Bitt
Reply to  Gigi
1 month ago

People not I; the know are finally catching on with this Wall St nonsense. Corporations bought stock from themselves short it make billions then-drop it when good info comes then repurchase at low price,making literally billions. The worst thing about it Kapanski is paying for this no risk scheme. Where is the Attorney General?

Gigi
Gigi
1 month ago
Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Gigi
1 month ago

Both Cuomo boys are dumb as a box of rocks. Outrageous what is happening in NY.

Dame YZ
Dame YZ
1 month ago

Dan, Chuck,anyone? trivia question for you. What Professional Boxer went 27 -3 then proceeded to go 1-36 ? And who was his manager?

Walter Butnotpidgeon
Walter Butnotpidgeon
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

What area neighborhood was he from Dan. Wonder if Chuck knew him? And do you know why his record went from great to not so great? Wasn’t Eddie Spence his tutor? I always thought he was a north Adams kid.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Can we have a post just about sports? I am sick of the news.

Earl The Perl
Earl The Perl
Reply to  Kermit Frog
1 month ago

Wes Unseld dead, one of baskeballs greats and carried himself well through life.

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
Reply to  Earl The Perl
1 month ago

Wes alongside Elvin Hayes helped the Washington Bullets win an NBA title.

acheshirecat
acheshirecat
Reply to  Dame YZ
1 month ago

The Berkshire Buzzsaw Terry Rondeau. I believe his manager or trainer was his father in law Roger Philips Sr.. Rogers sons were also boxers. They started the Dewey AC Club in the basement of the old Tucker School just before it burned down.

President of Boxing
President of Boxing
Reply to  acheshirecat
1 month ago

I knew Joey and Roger from the Boys Club,I think Joe has been in Las Vegas for decades.

Gigi
Gigi
1 month ago

Thanks to Gov. Cuomo’s new bail reform law, NYC arsonists are being instantly freed from jail. Cuomo continues to purposely destroy his state! One of our finest cities is being torched by this liberal hack and his idiot mayor-in-chief DeBlasio.
 
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/06/03/nyc-arsonists-to-be-instantly-freed-from-jail-thanks-to-bail-reform-law/

Gigi
Gigi
Reply to  Gigi
1 month ago

DeBlasio has two sets of rules; one for the anarchists destroying NYC, another for the common folk.
 
https://thefederalist.com/2020/06/04/bill-de-blasio-is-a-cowardly-tyrant-fueling-new-yorks-demise/

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Gigi
1 month ago

It’s intentional. Not only do the anarchists want to take down the country, but so do many of these progressives. Not sure if they are coordinating, but they definitely have a similar goal.

Free Bird
Free Bird
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

I’m a registered independent (unenrolled) and always tried to look at both sides, but today’s Democratic Party makes me sick to my stomach. When our own attorney general condones the burning of buildings of innocent people it makes me wonder if she is on crack. Many of the local bigwigs like their coke and I’m not talking about the soft drink. I will never ever vote for another Democrat in a state or federal election.

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
Reply to  Free Bird
1 month ago

FB,
Just sickening ! I agree with you 100% and no wonder many feel the same way. The saying of late ” The Democrat Party Left Me” has been in the making for sometime.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Gigi
1 month ago

The sister of this young woman was killed and everyone is mad at her because she blamed protesters instead of saying rioters. Imagine blaming her for the wrong choice of words when she is distraught over the death of her sister. She said police didn’t kill my sister, you did.
https://www.wqad.com/article/news/sister-texts-italia-kelly-moments-before-she-died-during-davenports-sunday-night-violence/526-42e3b8ab-0445-4b8b-8066-6ee33316b351

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Gigi
1 month ago

It’s like a game. They wear the arrest like a badge of honor because they know they get released the next day and they can go on to create more chaos.

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

America has the lowest crime rate we have had in forty years.That is a fact. Trump and racist are selling you anarchy with fear so that you get the ignorant to make planet valenti mindless anti American statements.You guys will be the 1st generation to hand the keys of democracy over to Trump.Why did the greatest generation win WW2 so that Trump could sell the fear the way Hitler sold fear.Trump is this generations threat to democracy.Split and divide and make your brother your enemy.Evil is at hand.Miller/Bannon/Trump…do any of you do DD?Fox brain is not DD

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

Projection I see. Let them Loot, Burn and Destroy because that’s what’s good for a civil society.

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

Here is how progressive leftists treat “the greatest generation”
 
https://www.masslive.com/police-fire/2020/06/fall-river-man-accused-of-beating-82-year-old-man-holding-trump-sign-in-massachusetts-now-facing-civil-rights-violation-charge.html
 
Fall River man accused of beating 82-year-old man holding Trump sign in Massachusetts now facing civil rights violation charge 

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

So sad things have come to this. I was always taught to respect your elders no matter what. Remember the days when you did something that was wrong and basically the parents on the street gave you the business and when you got home, you’re parents finished the business and already knew what you did?

GMHeller
GMHeller
1 month ago

‘EXCLUSIVE — Antifa planned anti-government insurgency for months, law enforcement official says’ — Washington Times 
SEE: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jun/3/antifa-planned-anti-government-insurgency-george-f/
 

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Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  GMHeller
1 month ago

Ask Melle to confirm that.

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
Reply to  GMHeller
1 month ago

I’m going to wait until TSC network confirms that is the case.

GMHeller
GMHeller
1 month ago

“The death of Mr. Floyd in Minneapolis was a pretext for launching the Antifa insurgency, he (Andy Ngo) said. “In a matter of hours after the video of Floyd began circulating the internet, militant Antifa cells across the country mobilized to Minnesota to aid Black Lives Matter rioters,” he said.” — Washington Times
 

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Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
1 month ago

Taxpayers money funding these org.’s who do nothing but enrich themselves and promote stoking the fire.
 
 
 
https://amp.jsonline.com/amp/5316822002

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

“Shoot to kill, way to thrill. Too many looters, not enough shooters.”
 
This warms my heart: https://www.infowars.com/antifa-invades-the-suburbs-in-yucaipa-ca-it-does-not-end-well-for-them/
 
So I guess the Dimorats are for mayhem, destruction, no respect for persons or property (except their own, of course).
 
Proof one more time that you should never, ever vote Dimorat.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

Amen brother. Great story.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Well, I guess this is better than throwing a brick. Assault by pickle……..
 
https://www.masslive.com/police-fire/2020/06/massachusetts-man-charged-with-assault-after-thrown-pickle-from-moving-vehicle-hits-highway-worker-and-caused-him-pain.html
 
A Massachusetts man is facing an assault charge after he allegedly threw a large pickle from a moving vehicle that hit a Vermont highway worker, police said.
The incident occurred just before 6 p.m. Monday on U.S. Route 7 in Pownal near the border crossing into Massachusetts.
A passenger in a southbound vehicle threw an object “later determined to be a large pickle” that hit the highway worker and “caused him pain,” police said.

President of Boxing
President of Boxing
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

How many people have pickles ready to throw from a car? What a dildo.

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

If the highway worker was not leaning over on his shovel he might have seen that pickle coming at him. And where did the pickle hit him because according to OHSHA he should have been wearing a helmet and goggles. So did this pickle break his arm or something? What a baby. Get a life dude. There are worse things than pickles out there and you better start growing up right now.
Can you imagine this guy out with the protestors, looters and tear gas? Well thank god none of the rioters were carrying pickles. Then the cops would really been in trouble. They should ban pickles along with lawn jarts and spray paint.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

Eloquence from the Latin Kings in Chicago. Straight up, yo.
 
 
In another video, we see a few more shootouts, as well as the gangs ramming their big trucks into the looters’ cars. One guy hollers out “F** the looters, n****, we protect this hood. .. . I had A whole group fo m*****f*****s out here trying to loot, they were just parked right here, we f***** said no, get the f*** out of our f****** neighborhood. We will not let our f****** neighborhoods f****** burn!”
 
From https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/06/video-chicago-shootout-latin-gangs-protect-neighborhood-alleged-looters/

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

Seems the gang leaders have more balls than most of these politicians who are afraid to do what they did to protect the place they live and the people who live there. Unreal!

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

Former Defense Secretary Mattis truly is mad to put down President Trump because President Trump has done nothing militarily to stop the violence. Many Americans in some of these cities have been begging and pleading for help, but the leaders in these progressive states are ignoring their cries for help. Mattis must think it’s just great for people to be exploding ATMs, burning cities, and murdering.

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

Now it is Mattis fault huh? Everyday someone else gets blamed for Trumps mess. You might want to line up a therapist because your messiah might not be around forever and I am not sure you are going to adjust well. I took an oath to help people and so that is my advice to you.
Your welcome by the way.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Mad Dog is a swamp creature. Just another lib hack coming out of the woodwork to attack Trump. They’re all nervous ninnies about the Durham report!

Free Bird
Free Bird
1 month ago

I would suggest that anyone with biker dude friends to ask them to make an increased presence as well…and if you see any mysterious pallets of bricks appear to let authorities know.

https://williamsrecord.com/2020/06/presence-of-state-police-in-berkshire-county-grows-as-officials-cite-concerns-of-outside-agitators/

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
1 month ago

This is the house in Dalton that Melissa Mazzeo is moving into. So much for caring about Pittsfield.
 
https://www.williampitt.com/search/real-estate-sales/275-dalton-division-rd-dalton-ma-01226-230245-3427120/

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

Planet lives out of town as most contributing here do.Beautiful home.I would buy that to.Good for her.

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
1 month ago

Is there a reason she cannot live where she wants to?
Our very own mayor is on the Hancock border and does not seem to venture to far across the city. If she did she would see the garbage and bad roads. See if you can get the numbers of Pittsfield residents that have fled Pittsfield just in the last five years. Probably a good thousand or more with others packing up their shit every day.
Mazzeo will probably run for office in Dalton and they will be glad to have her. Tyer will be glad to see her go because she hates anyone looking over her shoulder. She likes to operate in the shadows with a council that behaves like a bunch of obedient puppies.

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
Reply to  Johnny Absurd
1 month ago

The point is that she promised to be a watch dog for us little guys. She said she was going to go to open mic at council meeting and tell it like it is. She hasn’t done that once.She has disappeared and is moving out of town. It leads me to believe that she never really cared for us little guys. It tells me she ran because she wanted power. She lost and is now running away to a fancy 25 acre estate with a tennis court and pool.

Sonny
Sonny
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
1 month ago

Mr WW I’m sure you are smart enough to know Mrs Mazzeo was defeated by the Mr+Mrs Barry Show. What exactly do you think she owes this declining town? She served more than honorably for somewhere around 10 years. I don’t know her but she got my vote and I really feel she would have been what this crime ridden town needed instead of more liberal failed policies. More power to the Mazzeo family if this sale is true and WW start following Tyer policy and tax decisions you will have legitimate beefs to bitch about.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

JohnnyTwoCents
JohnnyTwoCents
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
1 month ago

She probably couldn’t afford Tyers Taxes anymore. IF Ruberto can cut and run, so can she.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

Anitfa: Brown Shirts. Thugs. Domestic terrorists. Facists.
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLR76_e_koE&feature=emb_title
 
But, oh, no, mom ‘n’ pop ‘n’ folks showing up to Tea Party events are the “fascists.”

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
1 month ago

Little Johnny can’t shoot hoops or swing on the monkey bars, but Tyer and crew can violate her own rules and protest at Park Square. Same thing nationally. Despicable.

The hoax is over. Open the parks. Now

Poor Laura
Poor Laura
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
1 month ago

Tyer doesn’t take a pay cut from her increase but teachers are soon be out of work. Now that’s leadership. Time for supermajority vote for budgets.

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
1 month ago

Went by the Dairy Queen on Tyler this afternoon. Big momma with her brood and no mask ordering her ice cream through the window. Reminded me of the day before at Walmart. I was in line of about five people waiting at the self check. Another big momma with three kids about 3, 4, and 5 in front of me. She was with a friend who was wearing a mask like a responsible person. Big momma has hers pulled below her chin for the whole fifteen minutes talking up a storm. Talking up a storm but not paying any attention at all to her three brats who had crawled under the tape and were ransacking the candy rack. They each had opened up at least one treat and took them with them when the clerk motioned her through to a register.
So I had to watch them because you just knew this tribe was going to put on a show. And the friend was scanning most of the stuff in a half full cart while big momma was taking stuff out of the cart and tossing it over the scanner into the bag, not being checked. The kids were eating their goodies and bounced all over the whole area on the floor like it was an arcade. I watched and of course the treats never got scanned.
As disgusted as I was I did not dare say anything because you could tell by her demeanor that she lived to have people say something to her so she could make a scene. Probably would have sued me and the store after she mopped the floor with me. Her three spoiled kids do not deserve a mother like her but sadly she has plenty of company.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

All lives matter.
 
I’ll wait here till you send your Stalinist goons to rough me up and fire me from my job.
 
I’ll be happy to kneel–and uppercut you in the genitalia.

J W Waltersonbich
J W Waltersonbich
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

The Floyd Funeral Service Gathering is on if anyone is interested.

J W Waltersonbich
J W Waltersonbich
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

I sent money to Go fund me to the George Floyd Family,it’s up to over twelve million which is cool.

GMHeller
GMHeller
1 month ago

‘Former MI6 head claims COVID-19 was made in a Chinese lab’ 
SEE: https://www.jpost.com/health-science/former-mi6-head-covid-19-was-made-in-a-chinese-lab-630346
 

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

Hello “Mr. Fritz” and my many other detractors: Despite our political differences, I only show you my kindness. I know that drives you nuts, too! Best wishes, Jonathan

Colonel butknott
Colonel butknott
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

You’re doing good Jon,don’t apologize. We will just grade you from time to time. At least your a contibutor.

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

JM,
You are a very kind man and though we disagree on a few issues I still enjoy your posts because both sides need to be heard even if we don’t agree on everything. What drives me nuts is this current state of affairs, not your posts.

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

Yes Jon, antifa also gives me a warm & fuzzy feeling. Just give us a heads up when they are coming to town – I’ll get my baseball bats and nunchucks ready.

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

Fritz,

Did you train in martial arts? Frank Gorman taught in Pittsfield years ago. Don’t know if he still does. That’s where I started karate.

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

Violence is a failure to communicate on many levels. I wish human behavior would only use violence as a last resort. I dislike police brutality and violence (I was a victim of it on June 7, 2007 – nearly 13 years ago), as well as civilian brutality and violence. Lastly, Mr. Fritz, I like that we disagree on political issues, and let us treat each other with kindness!

GMHeller
GMHeller
1 month ago

‘Practice an eye-gouge’: Project Veritas infiltrates ANTIFA’S undercover training
 
SEE: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jun/4/eye-gouging-and-powerpoint-project-veritas-infiltr/
 
 

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Chuck Garivaltis
Chuck Garivaltis
1 month ago

Dan, I’ve had some experience at this, perhaps more than most. I would like to respond to a recent story. The story was titled, “NOT THE TIME TO BE SILENT: IN PERIOD OF TUMOLT, BERKSHIRE YOUTHS EMBRASSING ACTIVISM. My answer to youth in response to this is, “Don’t do it”. If you get in trouble, if you are arrested, if you are jailed, this is on your record for the rest of your life. It will work against you in getting into college, in getting accepted to a job, it will haunt you for the rest of your life. Be smart, keep studying, go to college, stay in training, it will help you forever. When you are an adult and understand what is going on, then make your intellectual choice on what is morally correct and accept the benefits or the failure of your choice. Don’t do this when these decisions are not for youths to make. Make your choice after you finish your education, or complete your training, don’t be misled..

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  Chuck Garivaltis
1 month ago

I like Chuck G. because he cares about people. His heart is always in the right place!

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
Reply to  Chuck Garivaltis
1 month ago

Chuck at what point are young people adult enough to express their opinions?

Chuck Garivaltis
Chuck Garivaltis
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Dan
I’m glad you did speak for me. I could not have responded with as much logic and common sense as you just did.