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HAWK CAN MAKE YOU TALK INDIAN TALK. HOW? … WE JUST DID

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BY DAN VALENTI

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(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY JULY 15, 2020) — Whew!

Now that the most urgent problem facing the nation has been addressed, perhaps the U.S. can start paying attention to more important things, such as Cardi B using a racial slur to describe her sister’s eyes or coming to a final determination regarding the size of Kim Kardashian’s butt.

THE PLANET refers, of course, the the decision by Washington Redskins’ owner Dan Snyder to drop the name “Redskins.” The new name has yet to be announced, but does it matter?

Actually, the ignorant and ranting PC mobs might want to know that the team originated in Boston as the Boston (football) Braves. They shared Braves Field with the city’s Major League baseball entry in the National League, also known as the Braves. When the football Braves moved into Fenway Park, the named changed to the Boston Redskins, done to honor their coach, Bill Dietz, who was Native American. Done to HONOR. Not to diss or “give the dozens.” You see, the term Braves honors every decent virtue we find in Native Americans: courage, determination, wisdom, inner strength, moral fortitude, dedication.

But no. That’s not good enough for the pambies that want to scrub language and life so that no one is offended by anything.

Good luck with that.

Not to be outdone, seems there’s a “movement” (as in bowel movement) under way to change the name of the Taconic Braves started by THE PLANET‘s long-time media colleague and doppelgänger Howard “The Hawk” Herman of The Boring Broadsheet. Our mutual friend and compadre, the Hon. Bob “Bullet” Shade, Esq., had a running joke: He said that whenever he did a radio show with The Hawk, he’s  install a Shell No-Pest Strip in the booth. With the “Braves” business, you can see why.

The Hawk has brought up the faddish inevitable, as foolish and trivial as it is, suggesting it’s time to change the “offensive” name of the Taconic Braves to something more politically correct. Obviously, The Hawk, a Pittsburgh lad, doesn’t know the name’s history. Nonetheless, because we love him especially in the throes of his current Dimentia, we offer the following possible suggestions for the Taconic team:

  • The Snowflakes
  • The Tiddlers
  • The Twinkies
  • The Wimps
  • The Pambies
  • The Offended
  • The Obtuse
  • The Pocket Poolers
  • The Shams
  • The Dealers
  • The Truants
  • The Junkies
  • The Lady Boots
  • The Binkies
  • The Silver Lakers (courtesy of Dave Bubriski)
  • The Milquetoasts (courtesy of Johnny Dimentia)
  • The PCBs
  • The Peophiles
  • The Taxes
  • The Pathetics (echoing “The Athletics”)
  • The Tantrums
  • The Tears
  • The Terrified
  • The Timids
  • The Toadies
  • The Torpors
  • The Torture
  • The Trounced
  • The Fumblers
  • The Dunces

While we’re at it, why stop there? Isn’t the Pittsfield “Generals” offensive to every veteran of lower rank. How heartless. How cruel.

The Pittsfield School Committee, sure to approve this dunce of a proposal, loves to deal with such pointless matters — as opposed to say, the money the PSD wastes, the overstaffed administration, the incompetent teachers, the inept superintendent, the staff of 10 in the finance department, the lack of discipline in the classroom, the drug problem, the bullying, the worthless diplomas, the fixed test score. Next thing you know, the city council will bring back to move to rename Columbus Avenue to Shithole Terrace. Come to think of it, that might be a more accurate descriptor.

Actually, our good friends on the school committee are doing their due diligence, as our spies relate:

  • Kathy “Lady Boots” Yon is replacing her pancake with war paint and her “knock-me-down-and f***k-me” pumps with moccasins.
  • Dennis “Some of My Best Friends are Jewish” Powell is watching reruns of F-Troop.
  • Mark Brazeau is burying hatchets into the backs of taxpayers.
  • Alison McGee has filled her peace pipe with crack.
  • Dan Elias just bought an Indian Motorcycle.
  • Bill Cameron conducted  a seance and contacted Jay Silverheels
  • Linda Tyer put Barry Clairmont in a papoose.

Why stop at “Braves?” What of all the Indian names of the city, county, and state — Pontoosuc, Wahconah, even the name “Massachusetts” in honor of the great Indian chief Massasoit. We learned about him in school, how he made peaceful, productive relations with the Pilgrims. Are these names “offensive?” THE PLANET would hope that reason can prevail.

As for The Hawk, he was last spotted circling the corpse of Pittsfield body politick. He had turned into a vulture, ready to swoop, undiscerning, for sloppy seconds.

In other burgs, they say “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

In Pittsfield, it’s “If it ain’t broke, break it.”

Sad.

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“Isn’t life a hundred times too short to be bored?” — Friedrich Nietzsche.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
3 months ago

When it comes to professional sports, it is all about the almighty dollar. The formerly called Washington Redskins lost corporate sponsors, so they dropped the controversial name for the money. To be clear, it is not about right or wrong, but rather, it is about making money.

Horace Hasenfeffer
Horace Hasenfeffer
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
3 months ago

Thats true. Some would sell their souls to the devil for the right price. Thats why I believe an appropriate name change for the Braves would be “ The Scslpers”. Selling out the team for the best return regardless of the fallout. Still amazes me how the power of one or of a small group of Politically correct prevaricators, establishing the norm of what should be, are able to wield their poisonous attacks to create these kinds of divisive and insidious changes. Sad thing is few today will stand up against this tyrannical tide of PC chicanery

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
3 months ago

When a sports teams changes their name, they then will go on to sell all new hats, clothing, etc. with the new name so that’s even more money for them.

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
3 months ago

If a pro baseball team had “honored” Jackie Robinson be renaming their team the Baltimore “N” word, it sounds like Dan would think that is okay. It was an honor.

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
3 months ago

How about the Taconic Comorbids to honor the senior Pittsfield taxpayers. Team mascot could be an octogenarian pushing a walker.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
3 months ago

The last line of the Star Spangled Banner is “home of the brave”. Uh oh, needs to be deleted. I never realized how offended I was by this until now but I am really freaking out about it. Who knew Francis Scott Key was such a racist?

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
3 months ago

Good one, Absurdo.
This whole issue of changing mascot names and attempting to rewrite/eliminate our history is beyond ridiculous. I’m still mad about the PSD renaming Columbus Day.

D Gictvuot
D Gictvuot
3 months ago

Taconic Green Wave

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  D Gictvuot
3 months ago

Nah, reminds me of someone blowing their nose.

Bi Engthyme
Bi Engthyme
3 months ago

Great names Dan. Here are a couple more.The Spottersand .The Bullets..

Barellingtun Rage
Barellingtun Rage
3 months ago

The Demolition, Jakes,Maximillionaires, Hawks, Shafts, Optouts, Dropouts, the Weed, Mountaingoats, the Thumpers, Enigmas. And since there was a supposes Alligator sighting in Onota lake….The Gators.

James
James
3 months ago

FLASH: A year and half in, police advisory ponders what they can do. Helen Moon cries conflict of interest!! Beagle uses sarcastic quotes! News analysis please Dan!

Police advisory board ponders influencePosted Tuesday, July 14, 2020 10:21 pm

By Amanda Burke , The Berkshire Eagle
PITTSFIELD — As national protests around racial injustice spur renewed debate about policing in America, the chair of the Police Advisory and Review Committee is grappling with the limited influence her board has over police policy.
Among the challenges that Chairwoman Ellen Maxon identified at a City Council meeting Tuesday was making sure the civilian review committee actually holds sway, and isn’t relegated to serving as perfunctory “window dressing” for the city.
“We’re just trying to get our feet on the ground and figure out what sort of influence we really do have,” she said, clarifying that she was speaking only as a single member. “Hopefully we’re not just a window dressing for the city to say they have a police review board.”
Maxon spoke briefly at the remote meeting of the city council, when councilors unanimously accepted a one-page report that detailed the “activities” undertaken by the review board during its first year of existence. Created with a mission to offer advice to elected officials, the commission is also meant to “assist with the adoption and revision” of Pittsfield police rules and regulations and review citizen complaints brought against officers.
However, she said “we don’t have a lot of power” and are not involved with investigations or police policy reviews until after those tasks are completed.
“It is a little frustrating sometimes when everything is after the fact, we review investigations after the fact, we hear about policies after they happen,” she said, adding that the police board in Boston is also “struggling” with similar questions over its ability to influence law enforcement and policing.
She did say that a member of the review committee was present recently when Police Chief Michael Wynn reviewed the department’s use of force policy, said Maxon. No changes to that policy have been announced.
Pittsfield’s police advisory committee met over a dozen times in its first year. Over the series of meetings members received presentations about open meeting law, the city’s gunfire detection system ShotSpotter, the department’s partnership with the Brien Center as well as the functions of police oversight committees in various other communities, according to the annual report that listed 13 activities total.
Councilor Helen Moon noted one thing the review committee did this past year — sending a letter in support of building a new police headquarters to the City Council and Mayor Linda Tyer — and questioned whether that was appropriate.
“Do you think that that is in line with the duties of the police advisory and review board? I feel like there could be a conflict there if you’re acting on behalf of the police,” said Moon.
Maxon pointed back to the responsibility the review committee has to advise city officials. She said members toured PPD’s current headquarters on Allen Street and concluded “our advice is there needs to be a new building.”
Counselors accepted the police review committee’s first annual report and placed it on file.
At Tuesday’s meeting, counselors also voted to allocate $281,025 from the Community Preservation Fund for eight projects: A new dock at Berkshire Community Rowing that will be accessible to the public, invasive species mitigation and new sand at Burbank Park, replacing aging playground equipment at Allen Heights Playground, fixing the facade of the Colonial Theatre building, a historical inventory of endangered properties, developing a building improvement plan for the Christian Center, and providing partial funding to allow Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity build two homes.
Amanda Burke can be reached at aburke@berkshireeagle.com, on Twitter @amandaburkec and 413-496-6296.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  James
3 months ago

Of course they are window dressing. Just figuring that out? Did they think this mayor and this chief were actually going to allow them to see what goes on behind the curtain?

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
3 months ago

Waste of time

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  James
3 months ago

That’s just effing great. Surcharging my property tax to build homes for others, and spending money on private buildings.

And Moonbat ought to be dethroned along with that wack job AOC.

Quag Myred
Quag Myred
3 months ago

The Bills.

Thomas More
Thomas More
3 months ago

The name Generals had nothing to do with the military. It was created as far as anyone can guess by Ed Toole, a writer for the Springfield Union sometime in the sixties. The reference had more to do with General Electric than the US Army. If you go back to the days when Chuck Garivaltis was carrying the football you’ll see no no nick name whatsoever. Nor were St. Joe ‘Crusaders’ or Adams ‘Hurricanes’. The controversial Lenox ‘Millionaires’ were not. Dalton was just Dalton. The only team with a nick name was Drury (Blue Devils). Perhaps it would be best just to call them Taconic.

Two Cents
Two Cents
Reply to  Thomas More
3 months ago

While you are correct about the origin of the nickname “Generals” It’s symbolism is clearly military.

Ghost Rider
Ghost Rider
Reply to  Thomas More
3 months ago

Interesting theory about the Generals. So it poses the question why the character “Popeye the Sailor” was the logo on my PHS “Pep Club” T shirt (late ’60’s) and not Fred Borch? Or a leaking power transformer for that matter?

Chuck Garivaltis
Chuck Garivaltis
Reply to  Ghost Rider
3 months ago

Not a theory GR. Thomas More is correct. The Generals name was taken from General Electric Corporation because of the massive influence GE had in the development and expansion of Pittsfield. At one time in the 50’s Pittsfield’s population was 58,000 and GE employed 13,000. Not bad for a mountain town a considerable distance from Boston and New York City.

Chuck Garivaltis
Chuck Garivaltis
Reply to  danvalenti
3 months ago

Dan
I saw them play. Al Rosen played third base. Many times he hit one over the left field lights.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  danvalenti
3 months ago

My team! The Indians.

Quag Myred
Quag Myred
3 months ago

Is it me or is Councilor Moon representing her own agenda first? You’re a ward Councilor stop representing the state,run for rep or congress.

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  Quag Myred
3 months ago

The ward councilor gig is just to pad the resume. She probably can’t wait for it to be over with so she can move on.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
3 months ago

The snowflakes/PC stoops are after the Cleveland Indians too.

“Louis Sockalexis was a natural. His turbo-powered arm could catapult a baseball across the field with breathtaking speed and accuracy. His lightning-quick reflexes helped him make contact with the ball consistently, peppering pitchers with piercing base hits. His rocket-like legs confounded fielders, turning outs into singles, and singles into doubles.
Baseball legend recounts how this phenom dazzled Cleveland fans in 1897. With the first Native American ever to play pro baseball so dominant, Ohioans started calling his team “The Indians.” His on-field feats and Apollo-like physique had already inspired a Maine writer and rival manager Gilbert Patten, using the pseudonym Burt L. Standish, to create the mythical scholar-detective-superstar dime-novel athlete Frank Merriwell. The great sportswriter Harry Grayson would judge Sockalexis faster than Ty Cobb, stronger than Babe Ruth, and a better outfielder than Tris Speaker.”

Bull Durham
Bull Durham
3 months ago

Here we go again… Mohawks had to be changed for MCLA/NASC because ONE student who claimed to speak for the Mohawk tribe, was ‘offended.’ They held hearing after hearing with the students and faculty and staff, most of which said keep the name. They sent a letter to the actual head of the Mohawk tribe, and he said the name honored them, as long as they did not change the logo, which had been approved by the tribe many years before. But because one student was upset, and the athletic director at the time was trying to get some self-publicity, they changed it to the now meaningless Trailblazers (the Trail is called the MOHAWK Trail).

Then came the group that tried to rid us of Minutemen, claiming it promoted violence. Really? I do believe it promoted freedom from tyranny. Luckily that faded at the Zoo.

We also had a group trying to force Florida State to replace the Seminoles name, despite repeated assurances from the tribe itself that it too was honored by the use of the name. That university had far more fortitude than MCLA and they are still called the Seminoles.

Now remove the Braves! As Dan mentions, Brave is an ultimate term of respect for Native Americans, bestowed on the best of their people. How is it offensive? I graduated from Taconic in the late 70’s and was proud to be a Brave. I do admit it’s probably time for the Redskins to move on and can see how many find that offensive, regardless of its origins. But once that changes, do we then get forceful efforts to replace the KC Chiefs? Didn’t Vikings plunder? Time to go, Minnesota. Buccaneers? Isn’t that another word for Pirates? Sorry, Tampa and Pittsburgh, change is a-coming.

Maybe it’s time to remove the name Taconic! It’s a Native American word for “in the trees.” I am sure the ocean is upset, so let’s change that too!

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  Bull Durham
3 months ago

I think I can understand why the red skins is offensive – it’s not especially noble. The other names I guess are ‘appropriation.’ That is a concept I don’t get behind. Amusing factoid – Cleveland tried to elevate themselves in the 80s and molded themselves on NYC and started calling it self The Plum – it homage to The Apple. It went down like a lead balloon over Lake Erie.

It’s interesting to note in this ongoing debate that The Band has a song The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (obvious subject) and Acadian Driftwood (about the forced march of natives from Quebec to Louisiana). I guess we are a complex people. It’s boring all the Polpot correct re-education. There is no flavor and richness.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
3 months ago

Let me guess. The lamestream media meme for today is that Trump turned his Rose Garden presser into a diatribe against Bufoona Joe.

Heard it every half, at least, on BBC last night, and first thing on NPR.

“Trumps critics are saying . . .”

What it that bad, or just lefty lying again?

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
3 months ago

“Was it”

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
3 months ago

Why stop at the “Taconic” Braves.

Taconic is an Indian name that “was appropriated” by an “evil racist white” school system.

Let’s rename it, The Mediocre Romper Room.

Then we have Williams college “Ephs”

“Ephraim Williams Jr. (March 7, 1715 [O.S. February 24, 1714][1] – September 8, 1755) was a soldier, land owner, and slaveowner from the Province of Massachusetts Bay who was killed in the French and Indian War. He was the benefactor of Williams College, located in northwestern Massachusetts. The school’s athletic programs, the Ephs (rhymes with “chiefs”), are named after Williams.”

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Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  Mad Trapper
3 months ago

America was named after Americo Vesspuci, who was an Italian explorer. If I am an native Indian that is what I would be upset about. Why does a foreigner get to rename my country? What if a bunch of Indians went over to Sicily and decided to call it Pocahontasland? The mafia would be all over them. Oops, did I say mafia? Now who is pissed off?

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  danvalenti
3 months ago

You are right Dan. It was insensitive and I apologize to anyone who took this personally whether it applies to them or not.

Economic Injun
Economic Injun
Reply to  Johnny Dimentia
3 months ago

Pocahontasland…..let’s change Pittsfield to Pocahontasland in honor of Senator Warren.

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  Mad Trapper
3 months ago

Eph Williams!

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny99
3 months ago

Not sure what to do with the College name?

The sports teams could be “The Indoctrinators”

Economic Injun
Economic Injun
Reply to  Johnny99
3 months ago

Make Williams college a university. I want an Eph U tee shirt.

Q Teepye
Q Teepye
Reply to  Economic Injun
3 months ago

She nice they have a bunch of alledged rapists running around campus,how about just F… U.

Hendrix
Hendrix
3 months ago

I am not friends with either Chris Connell or Earl Persip on Facebook, but through a comment one of my friends just made on a post it appears Earl is accusing Chris of sharing racist propaganda on social media for sharing a post about Irish slavery. This is why there is a incredibly large silent majority that will re-elect Trump in November. Anything that is shared or talked about dealing with the plight of other communities is seen as direct opposition to the BLM movement and you will be called a racist. Really disappointing that with all of the issues facing Pittsfield including a really large increase in crime that we have councilors making large accusations. I can only wonder why if there was an issue with what Chris shared why there simply could not be a phone call to discuss, rather then putting it on Facebook like a 12 year old would do.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  Hendrix
3 months ago

Hendrix, saw this exchange on Facebook. My thought was Connell was just sharing history and suggested the article was worth reading. Yet poor Dumpster Diving Earl, everyone seems to be picking on him. He should have been a MAN and called Connell if he was upset instead of posting on FACEBOOK. Wasn’t it just a few weeks ago he was pissed off with Helen Moon. He looks totally miserable, bored and angry during the ZOOM City Council meetings. So who will be next to piss him off. Why doesn’t he along with all our City Councilors/Elected Officials just grow up, come out of hiding behind ZOOM and represent the taxpayers. That is what they were elected to do. These ZOOM meetings are a way to avoid the taxpayer, complete avoidance. There is no reason they can’t safely meet in a school gym or auditorium. Our City is a mess, enough of this nitpicking amongst each other, instead they need to work to straighten out issues in Pittsfield.

Hendrix
Hendrix
Reply to  danvalenti
3 months ago

Dan, I hope this discourse can be brought up in the future on your site. We have a councilor at large & the Mayors husband arguing on Facebook about which communities plight was worst. Can’t we all just agree that many minority communities have been treated piss poor world wide throughout history? Rather then debating important topics like rising city crime, oncoming business closures, etc we are talking about this. It also really bothers me that the Mayors husband is on public social media bashing the way Chris speaks. God forbid we aren’t all blessed with his eloquent public speaking ability. My 12 year old daughter has more social media awareness then these idiots.

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Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
Reply to  Hendrix
3 months ago

They don’t want to discuss the real issues that effect all and what better way to distract from talking about them. It seems they are using these sideshows to do just that.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
3 months ago
This Just In
This Just In
3 months ago

The democrat party wants the NE Patriots to change their name. The democrats find patriotism offensive.

Quag Myred
Quag Myred
Reply to  This Just In
3 months ago

I’ve always liked Scabs.

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
3 months ago

We could buy some time on the name change if we just put sports aside for the following school year. I promise you high school sports is NOT going to work in any sort of acceptable manner. Can the team social distance in a locker room? Shower? Dugout? Huddle? Will Mom and Dad be terrified to go near their kid knowing he or she has been in a dogpile of sweaty kids?
It is like the school system does not want to jeopardize a dollar of their budget even if they are pretty sure it will go down the drain. It will probably cost a quarter million to get the “braves” name off everything and a new one on.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Johnny Dimentia
3 months ago

No reason why schools can’t fully open, sports included. Covid’s fatality rate similar to bad flu season. Kids not as susceptible to covid. Open the schools up!

Beannasonobich
Beannasonobich
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
3 months ago

Wake up fritz. You could be next.

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
3 months ago

The CDC estimates the last season flu deaths at 24,000 – 62,000. There have already been 138,000 Covid 19 deaths in the U.S. and it is estimated to grow to 236,000 by November. You’re either ignorant, uninformed or an idiot.
The CDC estimates the last season flu deaths at 24,000 – 62,000. There have already been 138,000 Covid 19 deaths in the U.S. and it is estimated to grow to 236,000 by November. You’re either ignorant, uninformed or an idiot.

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/burden/preliminary-in-season-estimates.htm

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JohnnyTwoCents
JohnnyTwoCents
Reply to  jon doe
3 months ago

Can one be an idiotic, uninformed, ignoramus, or just one of the three, Jon?

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  JohnnyTwoCents
3 months ago

They certainly could. I was being kind by offering a choice.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  jon doe
3 months ago

Jon, CDC numbers are unreliable. Hospitals are applying covid to most deaths whether or not person actually died as result of covid, in order to receive financial reimbursements. That’s why Trump has just ordered covid data reporting to go thru HHS.

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
3 months ago

If you really believe that, you have answered JohnnyTwoCents question.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  jon doe
3 months ago

I expect Blare to straighten you out Doe!

Doctor Lousy
Doctor Lousy
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
3 months ago

Are you immune fritz?

Milt Plum
Milt Plum
Reply to  danvalenti
3 months ago

Just keep replaying the two NYGs Pats Super Bowls every weekend this fall so people can know who is number 1.

Milt Plum
Milt Plum
Reply to  danvalenti
3 months ago

Grand opening next month. Masks required. Clothing optional.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
3 months ago

https://www.redstate.com/bradslager/2020/07/15/the-bari-weiss-resignation-from-ny-times-displays-details-the-press-has-denied-about-the-press/

The Bari Weiss Resignation from NY Times Displays Details the Press has Denied About the Press
“There was significant interest welling up yesterday when it was announced that columnist Bari Weiss at The New York Times was resigning her position. Citing a number of long term issues she encountered on the staff Weiss penned a lengthy letter to publisher A.G. Sulzberger, posting it on her personal website for public view. What she details is a spot-on confirmation of much that has been described of the media complex by those in conservative circles.
Weiss describes an atmosphere at the paper that was intemperate, intolerant, and remarkably hostile, but the significant factor is she broadens the scope of something we have been seeing in the press outlets for years, if not longer. What is really exposed here are the factors behind that aggression, the need by the newer generation of scribes to control the thought in our media. By deriding opposing views or claiming aggression is presented by a dissenting view, the new class of journalism is demanding a solitary voice……..”

Pat
Pat
3 months ago

Total insanity of violence in New York. Vote Biden and this will spread across the country. This was a protester, but could also have been a terrorist who committed this violence. Where is Joe Biden to speak out against this violence? He knows better than to do that. His far left masters are controlling him and Joe has gone so far left that he believes this is acceptable.
https://www.foxnews.com/us/protester-attacks-nypd-officers

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  Pat
3 months ago

Trump is criticizing China for human rights violations while he has small children in cages with flies all over their faces. There is filth and stench all around them not to mention the loneliness and hopelessness. His religious right people are OK with this. Thanks for reminding me of that Pat. I can create a story just as good as Hannity any day.
didja hear about Trumps love affair with Putin? Oh yah it’s true.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny Dimentia
3 months ago

That was Barry Sotero and Dementia Joe Biden.

The MSM took pictures from when Sotero was emperor and blamed the kids in cages on Trump. Those cages were approved with Barry’s blessings.

https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2019/sep/13/joe-biden/fact-checking-biden-use-cages-during-obama-adminis/

“Our fact-check showed the Associated Press photo was taken in 2014 at a Customs and Border Protection facility in Nogales, Ariz. The photo was used in an Arizona Republic article centered on an influx of children arriving at the border unaccompanied by a parent or guardian.
The Arizona Republic article, in part, said: 
“They are undocumented. They entered the country illegally. And when they were apprehended by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, they were shipped to Nogales from overwhelmed processing facilities in Texas.
“But they are still children in cages, not gangsters, not delinquents. Just children, 900 of them, in a makeshift border-town processing center that is larger than a football field.”

Looks like You got duped again Johnny

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Mad Trapper
3 months ago

Johnnys’ got dementia

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
3 months ago

Seriously? You seem to be making fun of my families name and heritage. That comes really close to racism. If you research the Dimentia family tree you will find tons of cultural accomplishments such as my great grandfather who set up the ladders while Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel and his illegitimate daughter who made important phone calls to influential donors who funded the project even though it seemed like a really stupid idea sat the time.
So yah, apology accepted

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny Dimentia
3 months ago

And how are you related to Biden?

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  Mad Trapper
3 months ago

Not sure if I am or not but I am thinking you got a wet load of Trump DNA in you.
Next question.

Gigi
Gigi
3 months ago

Arrogant Gov. Cuomo, responsible for killing thousands of New Yorkers by sending covid patients into nursing homes……has put together a “Victory Tour Poster” celebrating his handling of the pandemic (!).
What a tool!

https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2020/07/14/cnns-tapper-gov-cuomos-victory-tour-poster-doesnt-include-pictures-of-32000-dead-new-yorkers/

Gigi
Gigi
3 months ago

Science dictates that schools should be opened in the fall. Other countries operated schools successfully during the pandemic.

https://thefederalist.com/2020/07/15/stanford-doctor-scott-atlas-says-the-science-shows-kids-should-go-back-to-school/

Doctor Lousy
Doctor Lousy
Reply to  Gigi
3 months ago

An old saying’if you don’t have your health then you don’t have anything’. I’m surprised people on here wouldn’t at least be concerned about those most vulnerable and could die? Do not open anything that is congregational and beaches,camps,day cares and schools. Wear a mask,wash your hands and stay six feet away. What’s so hard? About that.

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  Doctor Lousy
3 months ago

It seems like such a human concept doesn’t it doc? Even the primates on the Planet of the Apes could grasp such a basic theory. So what is really going on here?
Answer: Mind control, from Putin to Trump to gathered cult

Doctor Lousy
Doctor Lousy
Reply to  Gigi
3 months ago

Hey,tuned into t b r today and no stooge. Someone finally came to their senses. Why didn’t anyone tell me? Hopefully they’ll eliminate that stupid show all together. But please no more Stooge radio. Please?

Doctor Lousy
Doctor Lousy
Reply to  Gigi
3 months ago

There won’t be enough teachers do go through this school opening unless they have mucho helps like para pros so expect Jake to ask taxpayers for more taxpayer cash. And hire a few nurses to boot.

Johnny Absurds Doctor
Johnny Absurds Doctor
Reply to  Doctor Lousy
3 months ago

Someone did a survey of 1000 teachers and 20%, one fifth of them said they would quit there jobs and find another line of work before putting themselves and families in such a precarious position.
If doctors and nurses and emergency people wearing protective gear are dying it might be risky for a teacher as well.

Free Bird
Free Bird
3 months ago

Charles Barkley recently said “Sports has turned into a circus and fans may never come back.” I agree with his assessment, making an issue about a team’s name or who is standing vs who is kneeling is only going to turn fans away from sports at all levels.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Free Bird
3 months ago

I’ve given up on “pro” sports for years now, NASCAR has also earned my boycott.

Speaking of a circus with a left winged ringmaster, MSM might not be one anymore, a zoo might be a better description, but that would be an insult to animals.

Doctor Lousy
Doctor Lousy
Reply to  Mad Trapper
3 months ago

You played without a helmet didn’t you?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Doctor Lousy
3 months ago

Never did organized football.

We did backyard tackle pickup games and nobody ever got hurt except a scrape or twisted ankle.

But, we all played “with a full deck!”

Free Bird
Free Bird
Reply to  Mad Trapper
3 months ago

Maybe rabid hyenas would be the closest thing to the MSM.

Pat
Pat
3 months ago

AG Barr warns of China’s global ambitions and how American companies, colleges, and Hollywood have allowed them to take advantage for short term gain, but in the end China wants total power. Biden’s friend, China, wants to become the superpower of the world and is using any means to attain that status. Hollywood is censoring films so as not to offend China. Chinese nationals working in pharmaceutical and other companies in America are stealing secrets.
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/barr-warns-of-chinese-efforts-to-dominate-industries-calls-out-hollywood-tech-giants-for-caving-to-pressure

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Pat
3 months ago

Out of utter desperation Trumps alternative fact team is making up all kinds of crap about political challengers. If you can’t make yourself look good your only choice is to tear your opponent down. And NOTHING Trump is doing is making himself look good. Even his own family is embarrassed to have the Trump name.
In you heart you know this to be true Pat.

Yah, ya do.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
3 months ago

Because we should work to make China the superpower of the world is what you are saying? To weaken America and strengthen China as the New York Times, the squad, and others want to do? China has been spreading the message in this country, especially in higher education, that communism is good. Our media and Joe Biden believe that China is definitely not a threat.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Pat
3 months ago

By ignoring his own medical experts and allowing this pandemic to cripple his own country, Trump is making America weak and vulnerable. China IS becoming more powerful but it is more the result of Trumps help than their own. Trump is in fact, MAKING CHINA GREAT AGAIN!
(Putin is beside himself with joy as a competitive world power cuts its own aorta)

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
3 months ago

It’s a result of Biden’s Son, Hunter.

He already snorted the millions he got from them!

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Pat
3 months ago

Mary Trump says the U.S. has devolved into a version of her ‘incredibly dysfunctional family’

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
3 months ago

True

the school committee
the school committee
3 months ago

Here is what I figured out reading here on the planet.Pittsfield is the only place in the Berkshires with any energy .We are guilty of many things but a lack of energy to live and try to keep this county alive is not one of our problems.The rest of these lazyass towns in this county who need Pittsfield do nothing zero zip…..Biden up by 15 kids.Trumps base was 42% and now it 37% so hang in there as your dumbass leader is losing his own fringe.

Sax Ranncanaforum
Sax Ranncanaforum
Reply to  the school committee
3 months ago

Oh,he will never be re-elected. I’ll buy everyone dinner on here if he does.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  the school committee
3 months ago

But there are still a lot of Pats and MTs who will ride him right off the cliff unless Hannity jerks their chains.

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
3 months ago

They will ride Trump thinking he can fly

Maggie May
Maggie May
Reply to  the school committee
3 months ago

What the Russians gave( Trump)/ The Chinese will now take away(Trump)/ and so goes politics in the New America

Johhny2Shoes
Johhny2Shoes
3 months ago

Dan,
I’m sure you’ve been attacked here and there for your work but wonder if you have been a victim of this cancellation culture thing going on right now? I can’t picture you taking it and not responding to it with rain and no thunder .

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
Reply to  danvalenti
3 months ago

I figured,but had to ask.

T Gloryonlee
T Gloryonlee
Reply to  danvalenti
3 months ago

Great reply Dan. I’m mean,what the fuel? it is your blog. First Class info along with entertainment. And really,has the Planet ever been that far off on any discussion.Ive been a Dan Fan’ for many years..either your in or out. Why would I bite the hand that
Feeds Me? It’s better than sitting on your hands day in and day out and listening to the diatribe of local politicians like Volvere tired bear bear cufflinks dumpster diver Lampi lousy mother who win. Someone has to take out the trash and we have the best cleanup expert in the business.

the school committee
the school committee
3 months ago

Trump is ignorant but never dumb enough to say one thing bad about Puttin.What is it that these two anti Americans got in common?….We are now on our way to 4 citys the size of Pittsfield dead from the Republican/Trump/China virus

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
Reply to  the school committee
3 months ago

4 1/2 cities if you count Cuomo’s nursing home death crimes.

T Gloryonlee
T Gloryonlee
Reply to  Johnny2Shoes
3 months ago

I’m voting Trump. I’ve never like Americans anyway.

Clyde Rooskypennatentury
Clyde Rooskypennatentury
Reply to  Johnny2Shoes
3 months ago

I’ve got Connell on a t k o over Dumpster if it comes to that.

Clyde Rooskypennatentury
Clyde Rooskypennatentury
Reply to  the school committee
3 months ago

Future business deal.

Clyde Rooskypennatentury
Clyde Rooskypennatentury
Reply to  the school committee
3 months ago

We we be in a five year depression if Biden gets in.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
3 months ago
The Takonick Plac
The Takonick Plac
Reply to  Mad Trapper
3 months ago

Be careful of drivers out there Planets. Waiting to see finding of the hit and run last night. Connected perp.