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KENNEDY, POLS ‘HOMELESS PHOTO-OP’ @ SPRINGSIDE PARK HEAPS MORE INSULT ON THE HOMELESS

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY AUG. 5, 2020) — There they were, the Photo-Op Phonies, rushing in Monday to “help” the homeless at Springside Park. The Profiles-in-Courage included

  • state sen. Adam Hinds, carrying a quart of spoiled milk;
  • congressman Joe Kennedy III with two quarts of motor oil;
  • city councilor Yuki Cohen, lipstick;
  • and district attorney Andrea Harrington, eye liner.

Five’ll get you ten’ll get you 25 that they wined and dined in lavish style later at Methuselah’s. Wonder how many of the Springside “residents” they invited?

Just coincidentally, news cameras were present.

Do you think these bums would undertake such a mission of mercy if the cameras weren’t there and a Kennedy wasn’t running for national office?

Not a chance.

Oh, and did we say the cameras were there recording the ministers of mercy?

I never thought THE PLANET would be endorsing Sen. Ed Markey, but after seeing Kennedy’s schtick, we’re doing that now in the Democratic primary. Same, by the way, with congressman Richie Neal v. Alex Morse, who’s only claim to fame getting elected mayor of Holyoke at 22 by being “openly gay” (quote from Morse campaign flier) and having a brother die of a drug overdose.

———- ooo ———-

KENNEDY v. MARKEY

Sorry Joe. Markey is dean of the Massachusetts congressional delegation, serving on four Senate committees, including Foreign Relations, and 12 subcommittees, including three as ranking member. But you’re a Kennedy. You flash the name and expect Red Sea to miraculously part.

MORSE v. NEAL

Here’s the only line you need to know (from Neal’s home page):

Since January 2019, he serves as Chairman of the powerful Committee on Ways and Means.

Chairman.

Of.

The.

House.

Ways.

And.

Means.

Committee.

’nuff ced.

———- ooo ———-

Morse promises to do wonders and spit cucumbers. A recent mailing features the snappy-looking millennial on the cover with this legend: “Richie Neal says he knows how Washington works. / Alex Morse is going to change how Washington works.”

Right. A back-bencher from the backwater, given mop-up duty, is “going to change how Washington works.” Hey, he’s gay, though.

THE PLANET counts Neal’s power and rank for something, assuring the Commonwealth doesn’t become more of an asterisk on Capitol Hill than it already is.

Same with Kennedy III v. Markey. Kennedy would come to the senate with The Pedigree (no jokes, please). However, as U.S. rep from the 4th District, “Fighting’ Joe” has given no indication that a swap with Markey would be anything but a net loss.

Here is the telling photo taken by THE PLANET‘s good friend, the ever-present Ben Garver of the Berkshire Eagle:

PHOTO & CAPTION: BEN GARVER — THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE
State Senator Adam Hinds and U.S. Representative Joe Kennedy III walk toward the Pavilion at Springside Park in Pittsfield to visit with homeless people camped there. Kennedy is challenging Senator Ed Markey for a seat in the Senate. Monday August 3, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s enough to put you off your toast, we realize, but it underscores that the homeless in Springside Park, who have endured CODE RED days of heat and the remnants of a hurricane, serve merely as props for the re-election of politicians pretending to be leaders.

We close with this apt comment on Garver’s picture, from MERRY & BRIGHT:

Just wanted to puke up my dinner. Saw another great photo op of Andrea Harrington, Puki Yuki, Adam Hinds and Joe Kennedy at Springside Park visiting the homeless. Andrea thanked the “residents” of Springfield Park for welcoming them. Really “residents!!!” Just another pathetic photo op, surprised the Mayor wasn’t there for another shot at a picture of her. What is wrong with these people! Sad thing is we are paying their salaries. I would rather have my tax money go to help the homeless than these high on their horse politicians that only care about getting elected. They do not care about struggling human beings and hardworking taxpayers. I am sure they are all home in their air conditioned homes tonight drinking and eating. What is going to happen to these homeless folks for the next two days when the hurricane rain arrives.

Merry’s rhetorical question at the end doesn’t need an answer.

This is Pittsfield.

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“Everyone is entitled to my opinion”David Brinkley.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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RN
RN
2 months ago

Ask Harrington how much her boob job cost and if the former new boy is enjoying them.

Ham Anex
Ham Anex
Reply to  RN
2 months ago

Those big boobs were Hinds and Kennedy

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Ham Anex
2 months ago

Tits on a jackass?

James
James
Reply to  RN
2 months ago

Your joking right? Please tell me our tax dollars did NOT buy a boob job for the DA?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  James
2 months ago

A cranial transplant might help Harrington, depending on the donor.

Rntoo
Rntoo
Reply to  RN
2 months ago

That what you get when you elect a district attorney who made 20k as a lawyer before raking it in on the public dole.

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
Reply to  RN
2 months ago

Her pants are in flames. Hopefully she hasn’t been eating those ammonium nitrate filled veggie
hotdogs?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
2 months ago

This independent voter, will vote in the D-primary Sept 1st.

Given the nature and records of the announced candidates , I’ll be writing in Moe, Larry, and Curley. Jethro Bodine for one of the unopposed.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
2 months ago

Jed: “Granny, That there new Berkshire DA makes Jethro look like a rocket Scientist!!!”

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  Mad Trapper
2 months ago

Granny, “that gals boobs are almost as big as mine.”

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny Dimentia
2 months ago

Granny: “those are pool floats and Jethro’s toy doll, you DSB!!!”

You’re just a boob.

Hell Toupee
Hell Toupee
2 months ago

Is it true that a while ago Joe Durwin himself lived in Sprindside Park?

RN
RN
Reply to  Hell Toupee
2 months ago

The city used that house as a group home for its interns from out of state.

Hell Toupee
Hell Toupee
Reply to  RN
2 months ago

I think he actually lived in a tent at the park.

HWCBN
HWCBN
Reply to  Hell Toupee
2 months ago

Probably. How he somehow convinced anyone he was a knowledgable expert on anything is comical. From allegedly refusing to pay rent in an apartment he was sharing to allegedly claiming squatters rights and not leaving is also incredibly sad and yet, predictable.

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
2 months ago

So somebody’s campaign manager thought it would be a good idea to show his candidate carrying in one quart of an off brand milk to be divided up amongst 60 people? Is the point that he is going to be a budget conscience representative of the people?

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
2 months ago

No Malarkey or Neal for me. That is rewarding failure Dan.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
2 months ago

Sorry this is an aside: My main house has sold and I am thinking of shifting some other investment property. I am hoping to have no economic footprint here by 2021. Who do people think are the best realtors? I would prefer not to slam anyone on here if possible.

Be The Change
Be The Change
Reply to  Kermit Frog
2 months ago

Craig Barnum

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  Be The Change
2 months ago

Thanks. I saw someone’s posts about 40 closings and thought that I want to jump on that bandwagons

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  Kermit Frog
2 months ago

Everybody that can is either packing their bags or already gone. There are only about 75 people left in Pittsfield that were here 15 years ago. Pittsfield has basically become a transient station. Once people are here long enough to see the error of their ways they are back out the door and following the moving van.

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
Reply to  Kermit Frog
2 months ago

Good for you KF. I hope you are able to unload and and enjoy the fruits of your labor in whatever you end up doing and going.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  Johnny2Shoes
2 months ago

Thanks man. Life is short, we gotta keep swimming or we die.

Be The Change
Be The Change
2 months ago

Motor oil hahaaaa

RN
RN
2 months ago

It probably cost the campaigns of all of those boobs thousands to stage that. They had their own camera teams, not just news teams. Kennedy had at least 5 staff and security.
Here’s $9 of soy sauce from Costco.

Dowent Ferret
Dowent Ferret
Reply to  RN
2 months ago

Where has Tyer been on her morning pct Cameo?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  RN
2 months ago

The Kennedy Mobster’s Grandson, “security detail” should be “armed” the same way he wants citizens to be; no evil firearms at all!!!! The same for Malarkey and Little Ritchie Neal.

If those “camera posers” wanted to express they cared about the plight of Pittsfield’s homeless, they should have brought sleeping bags and a tarp to comfort them, IN PERSON, ALL last night.

Last edited 2 months ago by Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
2 months ago

Dan, you’d be better off, not endorsing bad and worse.

Silvio Conte was the last U.S. congress critter that gave a Rat’s azz about Berkshire county

Last edited 2 months ago by Mad Trapper
Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
Reply to  Mad Trapper
2 months ago

Silvio was the, “ Silver Fox”. He cared about the people from what I saw and read.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny2Shoes
2 months ago

A good friend of my Mother.

You could call Silvio on the phone, he’d answer.

Not like today where you have to press 1 for English, then press X Y or Z to get the proper robot.

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  Mad Trapper
2 months ago

Proper Robot? That sounds like a great screen name Mr. Trapper. You might want to trade yours in and upgrade.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny Dimentia
2 months ago

Johnny, for Yourself try, “Irritable Colon”.

We can tell buy the way You smell!!! (Ry Cooder song),

when you’re near/visit/are around,

and You sure are irritating to deal with!!!

Last edited 2 months ago by Mad Trapper
Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  Mad Trapper
2 months ago

I actually like that. But isn’t that Donald Trumps safe word when he sneaks Putin into the Oval Office?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny Dimentia
2 months ago

Vile and Queer , Johnny,

that’s You. have fun with Biden “debating”

Be The Change
Be The Change
2 months ago

Maybe it is cold brew coffee ?…..

Dowent Ferret
Dowent Ferret
Reply to  Be The Change
2 months ago

Anyone check the expiration dates those Kennedy beverages?

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
Reply to  Dowent Ferret
2 months ago

Especially if it was beers he brought.They would have come from the backseat of Teddy’s Old’s that went off the bridge years ago.

Sigs Indsamokes
Sigs Indsamokes
Reply to  Be The Change
2 months ago

Will Hinds be going to be at the Sportmans Ribbon cutting when they reopen?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Sigs Indsamokes
2 months ago

Herbie would give him a well deserved bitch slap!!!!

Then a free beer when he woke up. ROFL!!!!!

juicylucy
juicylucy
Reply to  Mad Trapper
2 months ago

Hinds is too “light in his loafers” for those rough and tumble North End boys.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  juicylucy
2 months ago

“bitch slap” Hinds would go to BMC, then claim “white supremacists” “beat me” on pecks Rd.

McSqueakyToy
McSqueakyToy
2 months ago

These are all allegations but directly heard from people working in the office

A section of Harrington’s office is dedicated to her re-election campaign and promoting her name, and finding photo ops. She uses a few of her staff like her personal PR team.

The main dust up between squeaky and moonbeam was that squeaky supports Kennedy and Moon doesn’t. Squeaky has be desperately trying to act as a power broker of the Berkshires and started using her office to support Kennedy and find opportunities to put squeaky and Kennedy together.
Harrington is pushing for the Berkshire County Women’s Political Caucus and the MA women’s political caucus to endorse Kennedy.
Andy McKeever is now in charge of Squeaky’s campaign. This will probably change as this gets out but he and a consultant from Boston have been directing campaign moves from North street. Another behind the scenes player is a former law school colleague of Squeaky. She has a real soft spot for him and they’ve done a lot of one on one campaign strategizing.

Moon isn’t going to say a word because to do so would admit any number of ethics violations.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  McSqueakyToy
2 months ago

I want to live with a Kennedy girl,

have plenty of money the rest of my life with, a Kennedy girl.

Da da da da, da duh, da da da duh

Go drinking with Tedward, but don’t let him drive.

Plenty of scotch at the next bar, for him to survive…

Da da da da, da duh, da da da duh

Joe, gave me money some how, I need another chance,…… a mobster finance?

Yea, Yea, Yea!!!!!…….

Last edited 2 months ago by Mad Trapper
James
James
Reply to  McSqueakyToy
2 months ago

Again you are joking? Harrington founded the so called Berkshire women’s caucus to endorse herself. Any media that gives it credibility is a disgrace.

Maggie May
Maggie May
Reply to  James
2 months ago

Jimmy, your obsession with the DA has now entered the super creepy realm. Please tell me that you don’t have one of those secret rooms with pictures and articles and pictures of her all over the walls? Really dude get some help ASAP.

Hell Toupee
Hell Toupee
Reply to  McSqueakyToy
2 months ago

Public resources can never be used on political campaigns. Public employees are prohibited in engaging in campaign activities while at a public job.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Hell Toupee
2 months ago

ROFL!!!!

Maggie May
Maggie May
Reply to  McSqueakyToy
2 months ago

I heard they have a Riding bull in the office and every Friday they blow up ballons then everyone gets a pack of candy Like oh my god. I’m a jealous little 12 year snitty girl . Oh and I forgot I hate her clothes and her hair snicker snicker

HWCBN
HWCBN
Reply to  McSqueakyToy
2 months ago

Andy McKeever LOL. He’s a hack. Whenever I see his name, I laugh.

Ewendt
Ewendt
2 months ago

District attorneys should be prohibited from endorsing political candidates. Harrington’s pandering is exhibit A. She is solely a political animal with a personal agenda. Never again, Berkshire County.

Sigs Indsamokes
Sigs Indsamokes
2 months ago

No job. No Rent.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Sigs Indsamokes
2 months ago

Sign up for Pittsfield housing at Springside Greens.

Free running water, that goes down stream to Silver lake.

Cameos by famous D-politiocians, Local, State , and Federal. YOU could be on the news!

No sewer fees! FREE CITY PROVIDED PORT A POTIES!!!!

Dina Krol Jr
Dina Krol Jr
2 months ago

Just a reminder that the two who benefited the most from the photo op were accompanied by these boot-lickers.

City councilors Dina Guiel Lampiasi, Yuki Cohen, and Pete White.

Sigs Indsamokes
Sigs Indsamokes
Reply to  Dina Krol Jr
2 months ago

Hopefully Bianchi runs again as C C. Lampeeloisy thinks we owe her a job? And for crying out loud willsomeone get an interpreter for Kathy. I cant understand her? Kerwood for City Manager.

juicylucy
juicylucy
Reply to  Dina Krol Jr
2 months ago

Do you think that there is a rift in the city council and the city council and Linda. Maybe Mikey can intervene and negotiate a settlement. Whose “back pockets” will be lined.

Sigs Indsamokes
Sigs Indsamokes
Reply to  juicylucy
2 months ago

Who is Mikey?

Sigs Indsamokes
Sigs Indsamokes
Reply to  juicylucy
2 months ago

There’s a rift between the Kapanskis and Mayor with Council. Thank goodness we have a slush fund. Free cash

Sigs Indsamokes
Sigs Indsamokes
Reply to  juicylucy
2 months ago

The New Yorkers rule the roost here. Next thing they get is the rail service from N Y C wake up local citizens

Knewyorcpork
Knewyorcpork
Reply to  juicylucy
2 months ago

Lamylousi thinks we ow3 her a job and position

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
Reply to  juicylucy
2 months ago

I do think there is a rift and gaining gale force winds. I think Helen Moon is chomping at the bit to say a few things, but really can’t because of her former position and what might happen if she does.

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
Reply to  danvalenti
2 months ago

Moon isn’t being quite because she wants to. Maybe her severance pay is where the possible hush money was put into play from prying eyes to see?

Sigs Indsamokes
Sigs Indsamokes
Reply to  Dina Krol Jr
2 months ago

Gerri’s calling the shots from the bottom of a shot glass,not Mikey?

Sigs Indsamokes
Sigs Indsamokes
Reply to  Dina Krol Jr
2 months ago

Yuki is a flop. She reminds me of a flower girl from the sixties. She’s a big black lives matters. Yuki,you’re a City Councilor. My High TAXES?? matter!

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  danvalenti
2 months ago

Uncalled for.

Merguez
Merguez
Reply to  danvalenti
2 months ago

Your comment should be removed.

Merguez
Merguez
Reply to  Merguez
2 months ago

Thank you, Dan, for removing offensive comment.

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  Dina Krol Jr
2 months ago

You said “the two that benefited” and then careened out of control and named three. Try to be more careful going forward as the standards are rather lofty on this site as you have probably witnessed.
You know what? I am a little embarrassed for you right now Dina.

Sigs Indsamokes
Sigs Indsamokes
Reply to  Johnny Dimentia
2 months ago

What’s two three amongst friend J D?

Sigs Indsamokes
Sigs Indsamokes
Reply to  Johnny Dimentia
2 months ago

Did you notice Hinds was carrying a quart and J K was carrying two three?

McSqueakyToy
McSqueakyToy
Reply to  Sigs Indsamokes
2 months ago

Kennedy was carrying Uncle Teddy’s moonshine stash.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  McSqueakyToy
2 months ago

All I could think was the urine bottle after a long car ride and no pit stops. But I am obviously a slob. Whatever you do don’t drink the ice tea!!

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny Dimentia
2 months ago

Johnny, bend over, grab your ankles, and kiss yourself , goodbye!!!!

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  Mad Trapper
2 months ago

Original AND witty. I can see why you are such a Trumpster.

Free Bird
Free Bird
2 months ago

According to local realtors real estate is hot right now in the Berkshires, thanks to Gov. Coumo…
https://news.yahoo.com/governor-cuomo-begs-wealthy-yorkers-150935434.html?soc_src=community

Stacey Rossi
Stacey Rossi
Reply to  Free Bird
2 months ago

I’m putting my house on the market asap.

Knewyorcpork
Knewyorcpork
Reply to  Stacey Rossi
2 months ago

Good move Stacey. Tyers plan is working.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Free Bird
2 months ago

Yeah, FreeBird, Cuomo is an idiot. Taxes are out of control and he wonders why the rich are fleeing his state in droves. He started putting travel restrictions in place in July, months AFTER the pandemic started. He is responsible for the deaths of thousands of nursing home residents by his directives. He protected the nursing home owners from lawsuits by his decrees. He is insisting the Feds bail out his state – that’s you & me as taxpayers – for his irresponsible state spending & “investments” which have left NY billions in debt. A planner & manager he is NOT!

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
2 months ago

And now the NY AG wants to put the NRA out of biz. New York state sucks!

https://www.breitbart.com/news/ny-attorney-general-seeks-to-dissolve-nra/

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
2 months ago

Now he is begging rich people to come back to the state.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Pat
2 months ago

But not Trump. He specifically does not want any of the Trumps so it is not like he will take just anybody.

Chuck Garivaltis
Chuck Garivaltis
2 months ago

This is a terrific piece by Dan Valenti. Our city and state officials making between $10,000 and $100,000.00 annually have expressed their tear jerked performance
of concern for Springfield Park homeless who sleep in tents and use portable potties for you know what. Understand this is for both sexes. Our leaders (?) walked through the homeless park, their pictures are in today’s paper, and not a one suggested a solution or better place for them to sleep in a safe place or to toilet in a private place. Nothing but a photo op. Such a disappointment. At least one or two elected officials know better.

Knewyorcpork
Knewyorcpork
Reply to  Chuck Garivaltis
2 months ago

Milk solves everything Chuck.

Chuck Garivaltis
Chuck Garivaltis
Reply to  Knewyorcpork
2 months ago

Yea, depends on where it’s coming from. Certainly not from a phonies hands.

Teottuh Tundruh
Teottuh Tundruh
Reply to  Chuck Garivaltis
2 months ago

Here we go. N Y C residents buy Morewood for a paltry 1.6 mil.Thats the game.

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
Reply to  Chuck Garivaltis
2 months ago

Campaign propaganda for some now and the others when they decide to run again. They will show the photos of them showing up and spewing the, we care bs, delivering a few items to them in their campaign mailers leaving out the part of nothing was really being done to help them. The private sector and a few others did what they could in a much better fashion.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
2 months ago

There is no real difference between the 2 Capitol Hill races. Richard Neal and Alex Morse will vote for the same Democratic Party leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives. Ed Markey and Joe Kennedy III will do the same in the U.S. Senate. Nothing will change on Capitol Hill. In the end, Pittsfield always gets the proverbial shaft.

Merguez
Merguez
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
2 months ago

Less shafted if both Markey and Neal are returned to office. Seniority does matter. Morse has done nada for Holyoke. That photo op is a complete disgrace. Particularly for the DA who really has no business playing Mother Teresa. Gone are the days when the good elected officials quietly went about doing their jobs. Harrington’s politicisation of that office spells ruination for justice in Berkshire County.

Stacey Rossi
Stacey Rossi
Reply to  Merguez
2 months ago

I think that the DA plays a hugely significant role in the welfare of the homeless who are “in the system.” I don’t know how the drug court system works in Massachusetts but, at least in New Jersey, probation officers have tremendous influence on the homeless probationers, e.g. resources that they are connected to, the level of restrictions placed on them, determinations whether “step down” or “step up” is needed, and directing placements to either keep or discharge in cases of civil commitment. I think DA Harrington’s visits to the encampments are definitely valuable.

Merguez
Merguez
Reply to  Stacey Rossi
2 months ago

Harrington is not a probation officer. She is supposed to be the chief law enforcement officer of the county. Her traipsing behind the lead dogs Hinds and Kennedy is a complete waste of time and tax payer moola. It is what it looks like – nothing more than a political hack creating a photo-op. Maybe you should know that progressive AH fired a young nonwhite man from her office once he passed the Mass Bar. This, after promising him a position as a prosecutor upon passing the bar. AH’s only concern is her advancement in politics. She is trying to ride the coattails of Kennedy.

James
James
Reply to  Merguez
2 months ago

I heard Harrington told the ADA of color they couldn’t afford him, despite posted openings. Also that he had something to do with Kempthorne’s sending Simons Rock fake hate crime documents to the Eagle when Harrington refused. I’m taking bets: Which former employee will file suit against Harrington first?

Anderson williams
Anderson williams
Reply to  James
2 months ago

Ahh Obsessed with her? weirdo alert

Rntoo
Rntoo
Reply to  Anderson williams
2 months ago

Instead of gaslighting why don’t u address the issue Mr. Williams? The public has a right to know why an official who promised diversity deliberately failed to deliver when she could have. Besides, Calling people creeps is Maggees special contribution.

Merguez
Merguez
Reply to  Merguez
2 months ago

Also, Stacey, I bet you are looking for a job with the illustrious AH.

Stacey Rossi
Stacey Rossi
Reply to  Merguez
2 months ago

No, certainly not. I also don’t have an opinion about her performance as a DA. All I am saying is that the DA’s role is very important.

Merguez
Merguez
Reply to  Stacey Rossi
2 months ago

@Stacey Rossi. Ok. My apologies.

Anderson williams
Anderson williams
Reply to  Merguez
2 months ago

Jealousy is a bad trait.

Merguez
Merguez
Reply to  Anderson williams
2 months ago

Just tellin’ it like it is. Truth, baby!

Stacey Rossi
Stacey Rossi
Reply to  Merguez
2 months ago

Of course the DA is not a probation officer. However, (again at least this is how it works in the NJ drug court system), they sign off on the decisions probation officers make in terms of the probationers. I have absolutely no idea how the drug courts in MA work, but I do know the NJ system fairly well.

Johnny2Shoes
Johnny2Shoes
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
2 months ago

JM, I disagree about nothing will change. Their pay scale will change for the better. They will vote a raise for themselves once again.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  Johnny2Shoes
2 months ago

That really bothers me. Politicians only take care of themselves at the expense of the people the supposedly serve. Markey, Kennedy III, Neal, and Morse say lofty things right now, but when two out of four of them are elected or re-elected, they will enrich themselves while the people will once again the proverbial shaft. Look at Pittsfield! For decades, Pittsfield has gone down the tubes. Pittsfield politics is nothing more than an insider’s group political hacks who raise taxes and fees, and public debts, while the city’s tax base shrinks with population and job loss. Pittsfield City Hall is totally disconnected from the proverbial Mary Jane and Joe Kapanski family!

Rufus Danelwetore
Rufus Danelwetore
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
2 months ago

Does Doyle still work as a consultant to Galvin. Now that’s a gig!

Merguez
Merguez
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
2 months ago

I don’t know. I no longer live in Pittsfield but I always thought Kevin Morandi a decent sort. But, yeah, at the higher levels, it does seem most pols are soley interested in enriching themselves. That said we from the outer most reaches of Massachusetts cannot afford to lose Neal as the power chair of HWM.

Sprunside Poc
Sprunside Poc
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
2 months ago

OneMilk, One Kennedy, One Beard. Well I ant seen my baby since……

Sprunside Poc
Sprunside Poc
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
2 months ago

DAN.Big cluster flick accident on east street near second,multiple cars. ppd has turned it into one big bottleneck traffic wise.

QuortaMelk
QuortaMelk
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
2 months ago

The Taconic Overdosers

Dock Tarri
Dock Tarri
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
2 months ago

Wtf is Harrington doing at the milk fest. She should be prosecuting cases and-directing her staff as well. Not bringing milk to a drunk festered inhabited because of the mayors neglegence at the mosquito homeless swamp-pavilion.

Dock Tarri
Dock Tarri
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
2 months ago

Dan. Can anyone get print 60 businesses who received the 464 thousand dollars in Covid relief. I mean,is a coffee shop more important than living in squallered conditions over at The Swamp?

Dock Tarri
Dock Tarri
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
2 months ago

Your problem is women and trying to be a Kennedy.

Culnill Blank
Culnill Blank
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
2 months ago

J Nelly wears the stimulus Chex?

Going Karazie
Going Karazie
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
2 months ago

A lot bothers you. Why do you bother?

Stooge Balobb
Stooge Balobb
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
2 months ago

There better be a stimulus check agreement by tomorrow or I’m going to be totally .

Coach Vidd
Coach Vidd
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
2 months ago

Hess still stands. Mayors Five year blight promise. Aside…..Looks like 400 for unemployment and a 1200 check for everyone.

Coach Vidd
Coach Vidd
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
2 months ago

Thank You Mitch Mc Connell zones the new stimulus bill!

QuortaMelk
QuortaMelk
Reply to  Johnny2Shoes
2 months ago

One day the mail comes at 11 next day 5 next day 230 next day 400 wtf P P O

Karader Riggede
Karader Riggede
2 months ago

Anyone know the whereabouts of Mikey Dcenzo and Angie?

The Rocatsprside
The Rocatsprside
Reply to  Karader Riggede
2 months ago

Many moons ago there used to be a gang that roosted at Springside Park. The Eight Balls.

Weed Eeter
Weed Eeter
Reply to  Karader Riggede
2 months ago

Let’s see where that big marijuana growing bust I. savoy goes.Why would they have thirty hundred plants? Where were they selling the product? Should be interesting answers by the growers that were collared by State Police. Who monitors how much weed is grown here legally? If at all? And how do they keep track of it?

HWCBN
HWCBN
2 months ago

Helen Moon is the antithesis of Pioneer Valley values seeping into the Berkshires. Her progressive nonsense belongs in Northampton with the other snowflakes who can’t handle real life. We don’t need Alexandria Occasional Cortex and Pittsfield certainly doesn’t need a low rent version either.

Stacey Rossi
Stacey Rossi
Reply to  HWCBN
2 months ago

Are you sure that you mean to use the word “antithesis”? Sounds to me like you meant to use “epitomy” or another term that denotes similarity rather than unsimilarity as you have with “antithesis.”

Merguez
Merguez
Reply to  Stacey Rossi
2 months ago

You mean “epitome”, no y at the end, Stacey.

Stacey Rossi
Stacey Rossi
Reply to  Merguez
2 months ago

Thanks for the spelling correction. Perhaps paragon may be more apropos.

Stacey Rossi
Stacey Rossi
2 months ago

About District Attorneys excerpt from — An Address by ROBERT H. JACKSON, Attorney General of the’ United states Delivered at The Second Annual Conference of United States Attorneys at the Great Hall Department of Justice Building Washington, D. C. on April 1, 1940 (note the date) —

The prosecutor has more control over life, liberty, and reputation than any other person in America. His discretion is tremendous. He can have citizens investigated and, if he is that kind of person, he can have this done to the tune of public statements and veiled or unveiled intimations. Or the prosecutor may choose a more subtle course and simply have a citizen’s friends interviewed. The prosecutor can order arrests, present cases to the grand jury in secret session, and on the basis of his one-sided presentation of the facts, can cause the citizen to be indicted and held for trial. He may dismiss the case before trial, in which case the defense never has a chance to be heard. Or he may go on with a public trial. If he obtains a conviction, the prosecutor can still make recommendations as to sentence, as to whether the prisoner should get probation or a suspended sentence, and after he is put away, as to whether he is a fit subject for parole. While the prosecutor at his best is one of the most beneficent forces in our society, when he acts from malice or other base motives, he is one of the worst.

These powers have been granted to our law-enforcement agencies because it seems necessary that such a power to prosecute be lodged somewhere. This authority has been granted by people who really wanted the right thing done – wanted crime eliminated – but also wanted the best in our American traditions preserved.

Because of this immense power to strike at citizens, not with mere individual strength, but with all the force of government itself, the post of Federal District Attorney from the very beginning has been safeguarded by presidential appointment, requiring confirmation of the Senate of the United States. You are thus required to win an expression of confidence in your character by both the legislative and the executive branches of the government before assuming the responsibilities of a federal prosecutor.

(I was introduced to the above in the Preface to https://www.amazon.com/Conviction-Machine-Standing-Federal-Prosecutorial-ebook/dp/B07PB4FBYR which I am currently reading. Phenomenal book that includes details of the FBI’s framing of Flynn and related railroading of Trump.)

Stacey Rossi
Stacey Rossi
2 months ago