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BON VOYAGE, JENN SMITH … WRONG WAY WRANGLING & AN AWARD FOR THE D.A. … GINSBERG DEATH MUDDLES PREZ RACE

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BY DAN VALENTI

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(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY SEPT. 21, 2020) — THE PLANET tips the Hamburg to the first day of fall. We also tip the derby to the Berkshire Eagle‘s Jenn Smith, whose final day there is Oct. 2. After that, she heads to bigger and better things at the Seattle Times. THE PLANET wishes the best for this fellow graduate of the Newhouse School at Syracuse University, still the nation’s finest journalism school.

The career ladder totters in a sharply different direction for iBerkshires’ reporter Andy McKeever. He made a sneaky deal with Andrew Harrington during her campaign for district attorney: A job as D.A. spokesman in return for fawning coverage, essentially free advertising in the news hole. Right Tammy Daniels? When Harrington loses her re-election bid in 2022, what media outlet would hire McKeever after selling out? If THE PLANET needs a cleaner for the coal bin, we’ll keep Andy in mind.

It is also the nth day of Berkshire County district attorney Wrong Way’s fall from vehicular grace. You know about Wrong Way. On Sept. 1, she got caught driving a rented vehicle (from Enterprise) the wrong way on one-way Gordon Street with a suspended license no less. There are more unanswered questions than building blocks at Legos headquarters. The case and coverup exemplify the horrible state of both local law enforcement and politics. Observers agree that the incident has turned Wrong’s Way’s political ambitions into toast.

The silver lining to every cloud.

THE PLANET has been around a while, and we talk to those who have been on the scene much longer than us.

It.

Has.

Never.

Been.

This.

Bad.

Wrong Way thinks ordinary people who want honest government and take the time to educate themselves are “cranks.” She thinks y’all have been robbed of free will by the Svengali pull of a master hypnotist posing as a “right-wing blogger.” That’s what she thinks of you, folks, and us.

PLANET correspondent and Secret Squadron member Markus Aurelius nicely summed up the current:

Chief Wynn should have Sgt. Herland, summons her into court for driving on a suspended license. A criminal ticket doesn’t have to be issued right there and then. It’s the preferred method, but not the only way. It can be sent certified mail or delivered in hand. PPD knows where she works.

A criminal summons will make her answer to the charges. Just summons her into court, like you do anybody else.

Had she just woman’d up and owned it, no big deal. But to blame everybody else …”

———- ooo ———-

THE PLANET congratulates the district attorney on her selection as this year’s winner of the annual “Woman of Achievement” from the local women’s biz caucus. We’re wondering if the award was decided before the wrong-way driving with a suspended license and miraculously escaping with just a warning. As a wild guess, probably.

This press release went out last night:

Dear Friends,
I am writing to invite you to Berkshire Business and Professional Women’s Annual “Woman of Achievement” event this Monday evening. It is my great honor to be the 2020 recipient of this distinguished award and I am excited to help to raise money for Berkshire BPW’s Career Advancement Scholarship fund.
Join us for a capstone virtual celebration and fundraising event at 7 pm. Click here for the event link and details. There are many ways to give including an online auction and donating during the event!
Here in the Berkshires- where less than one-third of county residents aged 25 and over have earned a bachelor’s degree- BPW’s Career Advancement Scholarships have helped hundreds of working women to further their education, their careers, and their family’s mobility over the past 25+ years. This year is even more critical as many women have been furloughed or laid off due to Covid-19. Many women in our community will need to seek further education to redirect their career. BPW is striving to award as many as 20 scholarships, a significant increase, due to current economic conditions across Berkshire County.
Also- sign up for the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office monthly newsletter here to stay informed about the important work that we do everyday on issues ranging from racial justice to opioid treatment and prevention.
Sincerely,

Quite.

———- ooo ———-

First the pandemic arrived, halting Life as We Know It. Then came the death of George Floyd, which set off urban violence and domestic terrorism in American cities under the guise of “protest.” Hurricanes, floods, and wildfires added to the fun. But nothing has upended the 2020 presidential race (Trump v. Biden, if you haven’t heard) like the death of Supreme Court justice Ruth Ginsberg.

All bets are off.

The President and Mitch McConnell want to nominate a replacement ASAP. Biden and House speaker Nancy Pelosi want to stall until after the election.

Just as Democrats settled in for the stretch run with their guy ahead in the polls, Ginsberg’s death and the vacant court seat injected new life into Trump’s base. One key measure is the President’s fundraising, which has been off the charts since Ginsberg died.

Ginsberg deserves every accolade for her remarkable life. She did, though torch Democrats by not resigning during President Obama’s second term. Ginsberg had major health issues, was in her 70s, and a resignation would have given Democrats control of the court. Ginsberg, however, made the mistake many of the great ones make: She hung on too long. Now, with the court deadlocked 4-4 along party lines, the 9th judge (THE PLANET predicts Amy Coney Barret) becomes a game changer. You think the partisanship has been bad? Wait until you see this battle waged.

Sad to say, the Supreme Court has become just another political tool.

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“This is an interesting planet. It deserves all the attention you can give it”Marilynne Robinson.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

I disagree with you, blogger Dan Valenti, about Andrea Harrington’s political career being over because of her trivial driving woes. She didn’t hurt anybody, nor did she corrupt her position as Berkshire County District Attorney.
I see Andrea Harrington as an official who wants to help and keep safe the law-abiding people in Berkshire County.
Pittsfield is at its lowest point ever. People in need want advocates in public office who will keep a roof over their heads, food in their bellies, and survive a global pandemic.

Paul
Paul
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

People want criminals in jail! Everyone is tired of touchy feel good nonsense. Criminals are what is destroying Pittsfield.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Paul
1 month ago

Criminals and Democrats

EWendt
EWendt
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

Think about weak law enforcement and a DA whose only achievements – not prosecuting crimes, no cash bail, rising the juvenile age, non prosecution of “low level” crimes – are in favor of criminals and how that effects the Kapanskis. Should Mary Jo need urgent surgery at night at BMC she will likely have to wait for an OR. That is because they keep one open in case one of the shooters like this week’s on Dewey Ave manages to hit someone. Drug dealers come here more now, after all. It’s “safer.” If Mary Jo’s infected tonsil blows up and she gets septic and dies, well, that is the risk she took when she went to a hospital where there the community votes for a DA who prioritizes criminals over ordinary folks.

Blare
Blare
1 month ago

How about a COVID update.

As it turns out, we were all fooled. Scared stiff. By an unknown quantity.

That justifies some of our earlier decisions. We were reacting under duress, out of desperation.

But now we know the truth. We know that COVID has killed 1/4 the number of kids under age 18 who are hit by cars and killed in a typical year. We know that Sweden kept its schools open, never required masks in them and ZERO Swedish kids under age 20 died from COVID. Almost none ever got sick at all. Swedish teachers had ZERO increased risk along the way.

The body of COVID knowledge that is being ignored at this point constitutes, perhaps, the worst violation of human rights in history. As the saying goes, shit rolls downhill. Our lockdowns, business closures, school closures, etc. have had a hugely disproportionate on the vulnerable. While the elites who set policy head off to their second homes to “ride it out.” Disgusting.

COVID poses approximately 1/4 the risk of regular flu to those under age 25. Period. It poses the same risk as the flu to anyone otherwise healthy and under age 50. Period. 40% of U.S. deaths have been in nursing homes. Period.

In the name of politics a horrific number of authorities–doctors and scientists in particular–have violated their oaths. Some number of months ago COVID became Trump and Trump became COVID. And integrity and ethics flew out the window.

If you happen to have a child in law school, steer them towards human rights law. The next decade will be…productive.

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  Blare
1 month ago

Period,

JohnnyTwoCents
JohnnyTwoCents
Reply to  Thomas More
1 month ago

Or as Hidin Biden would say “period, period, period”

Johnny99
Johnny99
1 month ago

Ginsberg should’ve retired years ago. Mandatory retirement age of 70 for all justices, should be the law. And it was she who declared a president should fill vacancies regardless of lame duck status/ election year. She hung on way too long. And personally, I don’t get all the fawning coverage of her. She was a washed up woman who supported baby killing in the guise of women’s rights. I hope God put her in her rightful place. Death is the great equalizer my friends.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Johnny99
1 month ago

Well said Johnny99. I hope Trump nominates the most conservative, PRO-LIFE candidate on his list!

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
1 month ago

He is what Democrats had to say in 2016 about the SCOTUS having a vacancy….

https://twitter.com/itguy1959/status/1307877608487628802?s=21

the school committee
the school committee
1 month ago

Amy Coney Barret the likely Trump nominee is against a womans right to private medical choices with her Doctor a right all male republicans have……..Barret is against the minimum wage law .Trump is making things great again for Corporations and Men.Both want their power over women back.Trumps republican party is a war on enviroment , labor,race,and women.What backwards thinking person is for this.You can cover your vote on these four issues by saying your against Marxism, socialism and for America and patriotism but only if your ignorant.

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

So you’re O.K. with killing babies, as a means of contraception.

Last edited 1 month ago by Mad Trapper
Gigi
Gigi
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

and to honor RBG’s stance on infanticide, our MA legislators are trying to force through their own version of ROE. Dispicable!

https://www.masslive.com/boston/2020/09/massachusetts-pro-choice-group-calls-on-legislature-to-honor-legacy-of-justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-by-passing-roe-act.html

Gigi
Gigi
Reply to  Gigi
1 month ago

Despicable! Monday morning, can’t spell.

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

Actually it was much worse than that, RBG was nearly 90 and had cancer. What was she thinking to keep working at her age and in her condition? Was it all about trying to hold out until a liberal could name her replacement? I think there should be age limits in the Supreme Court. The mandatory retirement age should be 82 or 83. The Court is too important to risk age related issues having an effect on decision making. Would we elect an 83 year old person to be president when they wouldn’t finish their term until they were 87 if they were lucky? No Supreme Court members or any politician should not be allowed to work to such an advanced age in my opinion.

Gigi
Gigi
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

I think it’s ironic that God chose to take her in the middle of Trump’s two terms of office. Instead of retiring during Obama’s reign of tyranny, she must have thought Hlllary would win in 2016 and another radical Dem would be chosen in her place. Little did she know!

I think the mandatory retirement age for Justices and all government workers should be 75.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Gigi
1 month ago

You may be right. Working until 75 in politics or the courts is a good age for retirement. Just look at the craziness we are putting up with in Nancy Pelosi now 80 years old.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Presidents should be no older than 80 while they are serving which would rule out Joe Biden since he will be well past 80 if he finishes his term.

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

Trump took a cognitive test for a reason.Trump said the virus does not get people sick.In February he said it spread very easy and would be awful

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

First you’re right-wing, then you’re radical right, then extreme right, then white supremecist, then racist, sexist, bigoted, homophobe, transphobe, Islamophobe. Not worthy of even existing.

The Left not interested in debate or competence or accountability–just label opponents and silence them that way.

If that doesn’t work, send out the goons to harass them in their homes and businesses or while they’re trying to eat a meal out somewhere. Right, Maxine?

Then send in the Burn Loot Maim gangs and other affiliated Brown Shirts, aka Sturmabteilung.

The New Stalinism.

Gigi
Gigi
1 month ago

Atrocious choice of Wrong Way Harrington as “Woman of Achievement” by the BPW.
She is an embarrassment to the county! If you agree, don’t contribute to the cause.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  Gigi
1 month ago

I agree. I also think that RBG would be mortified to be associated with such a weak candidate for AG like Harrington. She would probably find it incredibly cynical and depressing that the powers that be want a women as box ticking exercise rather than the best candidate – there are plenty of good female candidates. They just aren’t going to sell out.
RBG got into law school when women or Jews were largely not allowed. And she broke boundaries. Same to a degree with Scalia and what he achieved as an Italian American. This was a generation that put some elbow grease into their goals (whether you agree with the politics or not.)
Lastly, I am against changing roe v wade but am anti abortion. If you want to help women with unplanned pregnancies Birthright is a decent charity. There are so many families who would love to adopt. Let’s add some love to the world by finding homes for those babies.

Truthsayer
Truthsayer
1 month ago

Topics:

Harrington – I got the email invite last night. It certainly falls into the “toot your own horn” category. I wouldn’t cross the street for Harrington, unless of course she was next to me, then I’d bolt across regardless of traffic. This woman is a dumpster fire at a propane storage facility.

Supreme Court – Where on the planet, other than a judgeship, can you get a job for life? I firmly believe that Supreme Court justices, federal judges, senators, representatives, all elected officials should be subject to term limits. We all need to meet in the middle and respect each other’s views. Both sides need to give up some of their boneheaded, stubborn positions to move forward. I really think everyone here is fed up with idealists and Progressives and yes even Conservatives telling us how we should think.

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  Truthsayer
1 month ago

Does she win free driving lessons?

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

4-4?

Libs: Breyer, Sotomayor, Kagan

Cons: Thomas, Roberts, Alito, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh

5-3, no?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

Roberts is a switch hitter

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

Roberts is a globalist appointed by globalist Bush. 4-4 at the moment.

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

“Party lines” = 5-3

But, yes, despite people freaking out about this or that case/issue, justices are appointed for life and are independent (duh), so their votes often disappoint partisans.

Souter a good example, and plenty of others over the history of the Court.

People also freak out over 4-4 votes. Not the end of the world, the decision simply reverts to the lower court decision. I’d say that if you can’t get at least 5-3, then maybe it should be decided by one vote all the time.

No law that the Court must have 9 members, or any particular number.

The gorilla in the chamber, of course, is why do so many things have to come to the Court in the first place? Scalia asked this in a decision once upon a time.

Answer: legislators don’t do their jobs or leave things intentionally vague so as not to take responsibility for hard decisions.

Let the courts and/or federal bureaucracy fill in the details and make the ultimate decisions, which is not constitutional, of course.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

Scalia spoke often about the legislators not making the hard choices.He said, when the Supreme Court upends lawmakers’ work, “it’s because Congress is silent” regarding its intent.

A.Scalia

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
1 month ago

Please do not focus on what is good for the country as a whole. Focus on what is good for the republican party.
Until it is not.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny Dimentia
1 month ago

Burn Loot and Murder, their funds are funneled through “Act Blue”, that would be the DNC/Democrats.

How has that been “for the country as a whole”? Seattle, Portland, Minneapolis, Chicago, Detroit, NYC……… Cities run by lawlwess Democrats who want to abolish law enforcement, and take civilized American Citizens means of protection away.

Democrats don’t want you to call 911, or be able to protect yourself from thugs/own a gun.

Is that good for anyone?

Last edited 1 month ago by Mad Trapper
EWendt
EWendt
1 month ago

How is the DA’s office now going to prosecute anyone who says they didn’t know about their license suspension? How will the DA’s office handle prosecuting PPD after this favor? Obviously, from his call on the no fix ticket law, Wynn doesn’t even know the law. He’s like one of those cartoon characters hiding behind a sapling.

Slim Jim Pickins
Slim Jim Pickins
1 month ago

I wonder if the “squeaky” wheel get the Krol. Or something like that. Woman of the year indeed. I’m sure the award is knee pads

Merguez
Merguez
1 month ago

Excellent article, Dan. Brava to Jenn Smith and I did not know she went to journalism school at Syracuse. A dear friend of mine turned down Harvard to go to journalism program at Syracuse, that is how well-regarded the program is. How blind is this so-called professional women’s organization? Or how brain-washed? Are they actually buying AH’s claim to be the object of a sexist conspiracy to derail her? She is incompetent and possibly unstable. When she was a mere candidate and I was questioning her on her lack of experience I was attacked by certain stalwarts of Berkshire Brigades saying that I was being too personal in my criticism of her. Hello?
Work experience counts. If this women’s organization wants to be viewed as credible, they would put AH’s award on permanent hold. But, again, perhaps they have bought into the woman as victim scenario. And YES, RBG should have resigned at beginning of Obama’s second term. It was reported that she wanted her successor to be appointed by the first woman president of the USA. Not reading the tea leaves too well, Ruth! Even I knew Trump had a chance because HRC is insufferable. Ego, life in the bubble, etc. Well, Dan, thanks for the forum and although I frequently do not agree with the cranks, I think it is necessary for right and left and middle to listen to each other. I’m getting crankier by the minute.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Merguez
1 month ago

Captn. Kirk: Ruthie wake up!

Dr. McKoy: Jim, she’s dead

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

KIRK: Scotty give me warp 9 to Bernie’s. Bones how many weekends can we spend there until they find out or she smells?

EWendt
EWendt
Reply to  Merguez
1 month ago

Does Harrington have a signature achievement she is being given the award for?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  EWendt
1 month ago

Evading LE for many months while driving with a suspended license?

That takes talent!!!

Last edited 1 month ago by Mad Trapper
Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  EWendt
1 month ago

Yup. A feminist with a law degree who is a progressive DA

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny99
1 month ago

Do You consider that a positive, or negative?

JohnnyTwoCents
JohnnyTwoCents
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Not exactly. She is only getting the award because she has a vagina. I was being sarcastic. Perhaps the ward should be renamed the Cee U Next Tuesday (CUNT) award

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

It is what it is. It’s a negative in my book because I believe in law and order. For the left wing loons, she’s the greater thing since sliced bread!

Merguez
Merguez
Reply to  EWendt
1 month ago

Master at duping the public

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

Just like Obama being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize……for WHAT?!

Merguez
Merguez
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

I agree. I admire Obama but the Nobel Peace Prize? I think it allowed those who give the prize to feel good about their nonracist selves.

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

1/2 white trash

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  EWendt
1 month ago

She has ovaries.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  EWendt
1 month ago

She invents organizations to praise her. I think this the second such org. That might be her talent. And lying.

Yeah Right
Yeah Right
Reply to  Merguez
1 month ago

Jealousy is a terrible trait.

Merguez
Merguez
Reply to  Yeah Right
1 month ago

I am laughing out loud

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

I don’t know that this SCOTUS nomination thing will be as much of a disruptor as everyone is saying.

I think there are already enough GOP senators who said they would not vote or vote for the nominee before the election. So the process is DOA–except as a talking point.

Here’s the best talking point for Trump:

You want Kamala Harris to choose the next justice? and maybe more?

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

I’m hoping Trump will select the female Florida justice from Cuba – just to watch the Dems go batcrazy!

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

Is she “black” as Commie-ala?

Last edited 1 month ago by Mad Trapper
Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Better…..she’s hispanic.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

Fritz,
The Democrats and Media will label her as a White Hispanic to smear her. Only minorities from the left are considered brown and black.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

Sotero is 1/2 Kenyan communist and 1/2 white trash.

Did Barry run for POTUS as “white trash”?

Last edited 1 month ago by Mad Trapper
Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

Pardon moi, you are correct!!

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

Commie-ala is less Black DNA than Barry Sotero. Has Irish slave trader heritage.

Barry is 1/2 African

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

Thanks for posting that, Trapper. Rush was also talking about her today – her selection would cement a win in Florida, and her Cuban background would fend off attacks by Dems so as not to put off any hispanic votes for Biden.

Nomad
Nomad
1 month ago

Here’s another headline! The drought is over! At 1:15 PM the sprinklers were going on the big baseball field at Deming.

Dootee Challs
Dootee Challs
Reply to  Nomad
1 month ago

Tyred should have never been a Mayor. She can’t manage.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Nomad
1 month ago

Fine the city for watering ban infractions!!!

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Send the bill to Tyer/Clairmont

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  Nomad
1 month ago

Have Clairmont sue on your behalf!

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

I was going to say that any nomination/process should not happen before the election, but Limbaugh reminds that the Dems deserve no deference at all after the Kavanaugh show.

I agree.

Payback’s a bitch, y’all.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

https://www.judicialwatch.org/in-the…20200921195506

“…..If the Left can unilaterally impeach and try to remove a president during an election year, a Supreme Court justice can certainly be appointed during an election year. Democrats can hardly stand on principle regarding election year nominations when they were more than willing to engage in a partisan, election-year impeachment fiasco based on a contrived pretext that had no chance of prevailing.

The impeachment followed other failed attempts to sabotage Trump – illicit spying, the “insurance policy,” seeking to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove him from office, and the Mueller “witch hunt” investigation that harassed him despite almost everyone in D.C. knowing that there was never any evidence of Russian collusion……..”

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/ginsburg-vacancy-impeachment-election-year-supreme-court-tom-fitton

“…..So it is ironic to hear Democrats saying that the people should decide who gets to choose the next Supreme Court justice when they were more than willing to deny voters the opportunity to judge President Trump’s fitness for office.
Defenders of the election-year impeachment also argued that the timing was valid since the “crimes” under investigation might affect the outcome of the election itself. A similar argument can be made regarding filling Ginsburg’s vacant seat.
The Left has hired 600 hundred lawyers for the Biden campaign and intends the Supreme Court to be an active participant in the 2020 election. The stakes going into November are frankly too high to have a Supreme Court not at full strength.
Democrats have pushed for a mail-in election that virtually guarantees fraud and chaos and subsequent urgent litigation. They have instructed Democratic nominee Joe Biden not to concede under any circumstances and have threatened violence if they do not win.
The country cannot afford to have an eight-member Supreme Court that could deadlock on critical questions coming from these dangerous circumstances. We are staring down the barrel of potentially the greatest constitutional crisis since the Civil War, and we need nine justices on the bench. As then-President Obama tweeted in October 2016, “the need for a ninth justice is undeniably clear.”
There is plenty of time. Justice Ginsburg was confirmed only 42 days after she was nominated by President Bill Clinton. President Trump’s nominee should get the same speedy consideration by the Senate.

A confirmation vote by Oct. 30 is completely doable. Especially since a cabal of corrupt politicians tried to ram through an election-year impeachment and failed. Again, coup karma.
It is absurd to suggest a president whose party controls the Senate should jointly decline to fill a vacant Supreme Court seat – ever. Fill the seat.
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Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Thanks, Mads. Looks like all good stuff.

People right in here about RGB hanging on too long.

But she, and all libs, thought she was so smart–Hillary will win, then I can have a woman replace me with another woman.

One problem–libs ain’t that smart.

After Obummer won a second term, she could have quit after the 2013 term ended in June. She was 80 that year, already sick.

And this shows the problem with the hyperpartisan/hyperpolitical show that the Court has become. RGB played SCOTUS roulette and lost.

But no, she poked the pooch and look what she has wrought. This will unfortunately taint her legacy, which is actually substantial on antidiscrimination law and equal opportunity for women, with some benefit for men too.

But, of course, she failed to see, as all libs have, that abortion on demand does little for the dignity of women, just the opposite.

Gals want equal rights, liberation, freedom of choice, release from their reproductive prison?

“Hey, chickie, what’s your problem? Are you frigid or something? C’mon, if you get pregnant, you can just have an abortion. Everyone’s doing it. No big deal. But I don’t have to pay for your abortion, or even go with you to it. Matter of fact, I don’t ever have to see you again.”

Nice.

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

MT – Did you ever have a thought of your own?

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Thomas More
1 month ago

More,
You seem to have a bully complex.
Trapper is trying to get the truth out. I like his posts. He makes valid points.
You, not so much! You seem to be more concerned with slinging arrows at people.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Thomas More
1 month ago

I own Your thoughts!

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

Biden botches the Pledge.
Then claims covid took 200 billion lives.
Where’s the Elder Abuse Squad? The guy needs help!

He has to be the worst presidential candidate EVER!

https://dbdailyupdate.com/index.php/2020/09/21/joe-biden-still-doesnt-know-the-pledge-of-allegiance-and-other-monday-hilarity/

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

Democrats will vote for Commie-ala Harris, Biden won’t last months/2021.

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Biden will be kept in the basement, while Obama tells Harris what to do.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Johnny99
1 month ago

J99,
Harris had no problem working under Willie Brown and I expect her to have no issues working under Obama.

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Trapper
That’s cute how you call her Commie-ala. You’re really a creative old fool.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Thomas More
1 month ago

Thomas, look at her record in the Senate. She is the farthest left of the 100. The only one’s farther left are in the House, “the Squad”.

These people have America going full speed on the Highway to Hell.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Thomas More
1 month ago

Sounds like More woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. Having a tough day More?

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Free Bird
1 month ago

And time to open City Hall, fully, as well as lift the lockdowns on restaurants, businesses, etc.

McSqueaky Toy
McSqueaky Toy
Reply to  Free Bird
1 month ago

Ha! BHRSD had most of their administrative staff at the high school have to quarantine today.
One of the staff’s kids got sick, tested positive for Covid. The whole office staff is now suspect. And that school isn’t even open.
That guy doesn’t understand we have one dysfunctional hospital that can do testing for beans

Ghost Rider
Ghost Rider
1 month ago

whitepages.com
Gary Pat Herland
Age 51
Lives in Pittsfield, MA
Related to Elizabeth Ann Herland
Just asking for a friend, isn’t Elizabeth on the Homeless Committee thing & Gary, a Sgt in the PD and therefore hooked up with the Mayor et ux? ((HEAVY on the et ux).
What a web we weave, eh?
Just askin’! Throwin’ it out there for consumption.

Ron Kitterman
Ron Kitterman
1 month ago

Great piece Dan, I’ve got to remember that Lego line. There can be a huge difference between sounding stupid and being stupid.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
1 month ago

Does Berkshire Counties great advancement for working women count Cohen and Cianflone’s daughter’s subsidized North St businesses that are paid for by the elderly suffering Pittsfield tax payer? Cianflone must be worth a mint, why do tax payers have to front his daughter’s restaurant? Can’t he prop that up with his own money if he wants her to have an occupation? Don’t get me started on Helen Moon and Dotties.

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  Kermit Frog
1 month ago

What businesses?

Lenny
Lenny
1 month ago

Hey Joe, what about transparency? Joe doesn’t think you need to know who’s on his SCOTUS list. He did say his first selection is black – feeble attempt to draw in black voters.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/09/21/joe-biden-voters-dont-deserve-appoint-supreme-court/

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Lenny
1 month ago

Joe don’t know who’s on his SCOTUS list, even if you put the list in front of him.

Pothole
Pothole
1 month ago

When you rent a car it’s common proactive to show a drivers license. Also was she driving uninsured ? There are definitely bigger issues in the area right now but from the top prosecutor who is supposed to enforce the laws, this shows a complete disrespect for them and extreme privilege to be able to sweep it away. I guess of any of us wanted the same we could always run for office to get the perks too.

Lenny
Lenny
1 month ago

Defund Senators Murkowski & Collins for not supporting their own party! These two are attention-loving wussies.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/09/matt-gaetz-gop-senators-murkowski-collins-refuse-vote-scotus-nominee-lose-funding-gop-video/

the school committee
the school committee
1 month ago

Trump needs your help so he can hand over the keys to Putin.It really hard to believe your so into this guy your not alarmed at his secret relationship with Putin and you feel it OK Putin helped you decide who you would vote for.Putin loves Trump.You love Trump.Putin put bounties on our American soldiers.Trump called our soldier fools. Those are the facts and the new regressive party is to blame for America living in chaos.Are we great yet?

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

TDS flaring up?

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

Er, much longer than WE.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
1 month ago

State Ed is slamming the local teachers unions for not opening. Wasn’t TFB behind the union obstruction? Nothing like a Berkshire Co teachers union to put the kids last. No wonder we live in such an undereducated area. I guess squeaky doesn’t make the connection.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

For what the Dems put us through with the Kavanugh circus, they need a nice solid bitch slap–and here it comes.

Even with all the Christian charity I can summon up, I still can’t bring myself for what the Demorats wrought in 2018 with Kavanugh——

AMY FUGLY SHUMER.

You can’t unsee that. Unforgivable.

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

Corrigendum: “. . . to forgive the Demorats for what they . . .”

Lenny
Lenny
1 month ago

Heard about this on a talk show this morning. Tommy LaSorda vs. the Philly Fanatic.
Back when sports was fun!

https://youtu.be/vX4L2LHGs98

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

Rush is proposing skipping the Senate Judiciary Hearings for the SCOTUS nominee as it is not constitutionally required, thereby eliminating the circus atmosphere of Dems attempting to destroy or “Bork” the nominee. Go right to the vote, which Lindsay Graham has assured the public that there are enough votes to confirm.

Great idea and I hope the suggestion is followed!

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

Just announced that there will be three days of hearing–unless Feinstein brings forth someone she knew about three years ago who claims the nominee stole a mascara applicator 30 years ago.

DiFi will probably revisit her lecture on “dogma” of the nominee.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

It was disgusting what they put now Justice Kavanaugh and his family through. Not sure, but I’m hearing a possible 3 day Judiciary Hearings process for whom ever the nominee ends up being.

Yeah Right
Yeah Right
1 month ago

Dan, ok you went to Syracuse as did Jenn Smith. Any idea where the investigative reporter Heather Bellow went to study Journalism?

James
James
Reply to  Yeah Right
1 month ago

Which facts did she get wrong? Both Dan and Heather along with many others thought it was a worthwhile story so what is your beef?

samolsameol
samolsameol
Reply to  James
1 month ago

Is it really an Honor to get Honored by P C T V ?

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  samolsameol
1 month ago

It’s a GOBSIG thing.

RNtoo
RNtoo
Reply to  James
1 month ago

How many hours has Harrington spent working in a courtroom vs. Bellow in a newsroom?

Freddy
Freddy
Reply to  RNtoo
1 month ago

Judging by her writing and wrong ways experience; I’d guess it’s about the same!

GMHeller
GMHeller
1 month ago

Nancy Pelosi on the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg:
(Turn your computer’s sound on!)
https://twitter.com/MaybeAmes/status/1307181505572212736

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

Too funny! What a meltdown!

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

New law in Florida, if these BLM/Antifa thugs block your vehicle, you can run them over with impunity.

https://www.redstate.com/brandon_morse/2020/09/22/desantis-riot-law/

“….The law is pretty well laid out and a few things catch the eye. For one, defunding the police in your city will result in state grants and aid being pulled. This is good since a city that allows itself to be destroyed by its own incompetence should not have to be rebuilt with everyone else’s mandatory help.
Attacking law enforcement results in a minimum mandatory of six months and becoming violent during a riot will result in “enhanced sentencing.”
Harassing and intimidating diners is now a misdemeanor and toppling monuments is now a felony, but one thing that I think really grabs the attention of both sides is the actions now taken against those who decide to block roads and intimidate motorists.
“3rd-degree felony to obstruct traffic during an unpermitted protest, demonstration or violent or disorderly assembly; driver is NOT liable for injury or death caused if fleeing for safety from a mob,” reads the law.
In other words, if you surround a car and begin intimidating the driver or passengers, attempt to gain access to the vehicle, or begin damaging the vehicle, if you do happen to be in front of the car when it speeds off and you get hurt or die, then the driver is not in the least bit of trouble. You go under the wheel while the driver is trying to escape the mob, that’s on you, not the driver…..”

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Trap,
We need more states to embrace these laws across the country. No more letting the rioting thugs off the hook for their behavior.

Chuck Garivaltis
Chuck Garivaltis
1 month ago

Good-bye, Jenn Smith, you will be missed. I met Jenn Smith once. I was interviewed by her. She was intelligent, fair, attractive, and welcoming. One doesn’t always feel welcomed when being interviewed by the press. It is stressful. Being interviewed by Jenn was an exception. Soon enough you knew you were in company of fairness and professionalism. We’ll miss her. Good-luck, Jenn. They are lucky to have you on the west coast.

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  Chuck Garivaltis
1 month ago

Did you mean the left coast sir?

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  Johnny99
1 month ago

Why don’t you just bring little Johnny back to Clapp Park and see how many more things you and he can find wrong.

Chuck Garivaltis
Chuck Garivaltis
Reply to  Thomas More
1 month ago

Good-one, Thomas.