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SPORTS AND PROTEST: GODSPEED, TOM TERRIFIC … ARIANS QUESTIONS PROTESTS

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE LU, THE WEEKEND EDITION SEPT. 4-6, 2020) — THE PLANET was saddened to learn of the death at a too-young 75 of Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver. I had the fortune to meet Tom Terrific when he came to the Red Sox in a June 1986 trade. Seaver became the first active 300-game winner to take the mound for Boston since Lefty Grove.

THE PLANET was in the middle of a decade-long run making a living off MLB (books and broadcasting), publishing with Viking Penguin and working indirectly with the Red Sox radio network via Voice of the Sox, Ken Coleman. It was still baseball then, before insane money and greed ruined the game.

Seaver made 16 starts for the Sox, going six or more innings 12 times, including a 9-inning complete game 9-1 win over Detroit, 9 strikeouts and one walk. He hurt his knee in September and never returned to the lineup, although he worked like a demon to get in shape for the team’s deep playoff run.

I got to know Seaver one sunny afternoon in the Boston bullpen at Fenway Park. Tom was in the middle of a bullpen session with Walt Hriniak, testing his injured knee. I arrived  in the clubhouse getting ready for some radio interviews, when I heard Hriniak’s mitt popping out in right field. I walked out and watched the session, which was about 10 pitches from ending. After it ended, Tom thanked Walt, put a towel around his neck, and sat down next to me on the bullpen bench. He couldn’t have been more affable.

We talked about the mechanics of pitching. He was trying to find his “release point.” He then asked me if I played ball. Lots of sandlot, LL, and BRL. When I told him I played outfield and pitched, he asked me to throw a few to Hriniak. After a few pitches, he said he liked my motion. He then told me about the importance of the “push-off” leg — as a lefty, my left leg. He positioned me on the left side of the pitching rubber and told me to use it like the starter’s block that runners use at the start of a foot race. It made a noticeable difference. He joked and said he would recommend that GM Lou Gorman sign me as the “1/3 lefty out of the pen.”

The rest of our time was spent with small talk. As we walked back to the clubhouse, he said he never took for granted the luck he had in making the majors, giving thanks every day. That’s how I remember Tom Seaver: a positive, grateful human being — a mensch first, a great pitcher second.

Godspeed, Tom Terrific.

———- ooo ———-

Today, MLB continues to embarrass itself. I no longer follow any of it. They can keep their big money, disabled lists, and bratty bitching in a 60-game joke of a season. In the NFL, we’re seeing a different scenario. The league has done an amazing job with protocol to keep players and staff safe during the pandemic, and it looks like fans might be treated a complete season of America’s TRUE game.

One of the most interesting developments of the weird off-season was Tom Brady going to the Tampa Bay Bucs, with former league MVP Cam Newton heading to Foxboro, where he will likely be named starting QB by coach Bill Belichick. Bucaneers coach Bruce Arians made news recently with his comments on the “social protests” of athletes:

“Brett Favre played the (Monday Night Football) game the day his dad died, threw 4 TDs in the first half, and was a legend for playing in the face of adversity,” Urlacher posted in an Instagram story. “NBA players boycott the playoffs because a dude reaching for a knife, wanted on a felony sexual assault warrant, was shot by police.”

On Thursday, Arians told reporters after practice that he held a team meeting in which he challenged players to commit to actions beyond protesting when addressing social issues like racial inequality. One quote in particular from Arians would later make its way to many headlines:

“Protesting doesn’t do crap in my opinion. I’ve been seeing it since 1968.”

The comment was part of a larger quote in which he said “I don’t know that protest is an action,” and that he would beg players “to take action, find a cause and either support it financially or do something to change the situation.”

Have a great weekend, everybody.

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“Many people take no care of their money until they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time”Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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Be The Change
Be The Change
25 days ago

…Precious Time. Have a great weekend !

McSqueaky Toy
McSqueaky Toy
25 days ago

Baseball is a reflection of America. A bunch of entitled pussies who don’t know what real sacrifice is.

Baseball is microcosm of America at that point in time.

Katfish Butknothuntor
Katfish Butknothuntor
Reply to  McSqueaky Toy
25 days ago

One thing about Tom he always wanted to finish the game and hated being taken out. One of the best.

Tuggley Mackgraw
Tuggley Mackgraw
Reply to  danvalenti
25 days ago

Exactly guys. If Seaver was leading 2-1 in the bottom of the ninth with the bases jammed he still wasn’t coming out.

On a Chuck note.Chuck, you talk most of time about high school guys back In the days which is great. I’d really like to hear more when you do,about your pro life and college encounters, like the Jimmy Brown tackle and such.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  danvalenti
25 days ago

Buddy Pellerin would have showed you what Tom did in the bullpen.

As Buddy did for anyone who ever wanted to throw a pitch.

danvalenti
danvalenti
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
25 days ago

Nope. Buddy never won a big-league game!

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  danvalenti
24 days ago

Illogical response.

Buddy taught that same pitching technique used by the staff of the 69 Mets. Push off, Dip ‘n’ Drive. Period.

Winning a big league game or not is a non sequitur.

Sort of like saying someone teaches the same omelet technique of Jacques Pepin–but no they don’t because they’ve never published a cookbook or had a TV show or cooked for five French presidents.

C’mon, man.

Jerry Packard
Jerry Packard
Reply to  danvalenti
24 days ago

Buddy was my Babe Ruth coach my first year in 1964 (Along with Bruce Robertson). One game he had me warm up to pitch but never put me in. Instead he put me in to pitch hit for a batter (Gary Grogan) who had gotten 2 strikes. I whiffed.

Jerry Packard
Jerry Packard
Reply to  danvalenti
23 days ago

yeah!

Jerry Packard
Jerry Packard
Reply to  danvalenti
23 days ago

hey Dan, I led the league in HBP that year (3 times)

Jerry Packard
Jerry Packard
Reply to  danvalenti
21 days ago

I remember John Goswell. His daughter Michelle ended up in my class at St Joe. I think M was his daughter. Not sure.

Jerry Packard
Jerry Packard
Reply to  danvalenti
21 days ago

I did .011, .150 and .350, once again, ‘I think’

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  McSqueaky Toy
25 days ago

Are you talking about the Americans in the White House?

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
25 days ago

Putin says he is going to give us one year to learn Russian or we go to Siberia. Thank god for global warming cuz it used to be quite chilly there. He is also going to replace the monuments. ALL of them.

Jerry Packard
Jerry Packard
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
24 days ago

Good thing I already speak Russian. I heard that the tundra is giving up a lot of methane as is defrosts.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
25 days ago

Because poorly informed libs most likely missed it, see the links below. Most likely up all night obsessing about Kyle Ritenhouse and how the Far Right is taking over the country.

Never mind the mountain of Far Left shit right in front you.

BLM POS who executed a Trump supporter in Portland gets his.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8696139/Antifa-protester-linked-shooting-death-Patriot-Prayer-supporter-claims-self-defense.html

https://apnews.com/f0418fd4a37be8d9b6953c8359109587

Edward R, Murrow
Edward R, Murrow
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
25 days ago

Yup, lib friend had no clue. Not on his “feed.”

Aaron “Jay” Danielson. RIP.

POS Michael Reinoehl. Rot in hell.

Nice people.

Now’s the time for some Matt Damon doll from “Team America: World Police” to pop up and drool “PUTIN!”

Illa Niosee
Illa Niosee
Reply to  Edward R, Murrow
25 days ago

Dan there was a serious accident the other day at Benedict and Dalton ave. Shortly before the accident the east and west bound traffic lights were out of sick. I took me three changes three car in front to advance.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Illa Niosee
24 days ago

What’s out of “sick”? Do you mean “sync”?

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Edward R, Murrow
25 days ago

Absolutely amazed that this story was part of the noontime news on two radio stations, 103.3 and 810, today and appeared on Yahoo! “News.”

The Left must be slipping, because if the truth keeps leaking out into the mainstream like this, they have no chance.

Milt Plum
Milt Plum
25 days ago

The NFL is going BLM PC. Very sad.

Hoyt Clagwell
Hoyt Clagwell
Reply to  Milt Plum
25 days ago

Try an open letter to Pat Fennell. That might wake up the NFL.

Avid Atrellum
Avid Atrellum
Reply to  Hoyt Clagwell
25 days ago

What about the losers and suckers?

Jerry Packard
Jerry Packard
Reply to  Milt Plum
24 days ago

Sorry, I must say I support them.

the school committee
the school committee
25 days ago

Was Farve a descendant of slaves?How often was Farve pulled from his car for being in the wrong neighborhood. How many people did Farve know who were shot for being a white superstar.
Trump is promoting a race war a white supremacist election.I know where this board stands.Trump also has no respect for veterans of war and currently oking Putins bounties on our military which moral republicanz would tell him to step down. Republicans are now an immortal group

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  the school committee
25 days ago

Very fake narrative

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  the school committee
25 days ago

His name was Favre as in F-A-V-R-E

Anne Nimmulle
Anne Nimmulle
Reply to  Thomas More
23 days ago

Wasn’t he the quarterback for the packers in the sixties?

Pat
Pat
25 days ago

Embarrassingly easy and ridiculous questions asked of Joe Biden by the far left media today. “What do you think of Trump’s soul?” the liberal media asked Biden. I don’t think Joe is qualified to answer that one after all the money he and his son took from Ukraine and China. No questions about policy. Nothing to get Joe mad because if asked a challenging question, Joe will go off on the reporter and that’s when he begins to stumble over his words. The media continues to be a lapdog for Biden and wants to hide his inability to think on his feet and his far left radical policies that he wants for this country.
https://thepostmillennial.com/watch-joe-biden-answers-softball-questions

Understood Buttnotconfirmed
Understood Buttnotconfirmed
Reply to  Pat
25 days ago

Trump wants imediate stimulus checks per person sent out. About three hundred billion the cost.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Understood Buttnotconfirmed
25 days ago

He wants an “imediate” distraction from his abhorent insulting of American fighting men and woman. Can you imagine anyone stooping so low?

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Pat
25 days ago

Pat, do you agree with President (sic) Trump that American soldiers who fought and died for our coutnry are losers and suckers? That was not a nice thing to say from a guy who dodged the Viet Nam war because of his wealthy father.

Understood Buttnotconfirmed
Understood Buttnotconfirmed
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
25 days ago

He may have said it out of context.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
25 days ago

Fake news!

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  Pat
25 days ago

If it turns out multiple people come forward and publicly verify his statements, I’m curious if that will change your opinion of Trump..

Pat
Pat
Reply to  jon doe
25 days ago

With all of the accusations against this president for the last 4 years, all of which have been proven to be false, I really wouldn’t trust anything now. The people influencing Biden want to bring in a new world order that requires America to be seriously weakened and not the world leader we are now. President Trump’s presidency has proven to me that he values individual freedom and keeping America strong and not a part of this dangerous idea of a new world order.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Pat
24 days ago

So what you are saying is that you have given over your brain to Mr Putin via Doandl Trump?

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
24 days ago

Duh der dum diddi dum der PUTIN!

Prostitutes peeing on hotel beds.

Duh der dum diddi dum der PUTIN!

Russian agent.

Duh der dum diddi dum der PUTIN!

Jerry Packard
Jerry Packard
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
24 days ago

As a VN vet I do not appreciate the way he dissed John McCain.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Jerry Packard
23 days ago

That alone should turn every vet and their familys stomach. That and the fact that he did not even chastise Putin for putting bounties on americans soldiers heads. Despicable.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
25 days ago

Will DelGallo have a vibrant and dynamic funeral or will the family follow the little people rules?

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  12 Gauge
25 days ago

Only guessing but probably a very modest affair. Unlike the last few local notables, he was larger in life than he was in death.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
25 days ago

And now Hidin Biden claims a black man invented the lightbulb. Ya can’t make this stuff up! Thomas Edison was as white as Tyer is useless as mayor.

Fort Leaf Venabull
Fort Leaf Venabull
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
25 days ago

Latest fakes news has gone beyond the scope of fake. Goldberg should be ashamed for lying about our President. Trump would have served but he had bone spurs.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Fort Leaf Venabull
23 days ago

Not even his kids believe that one. What he reallly had were coward spurs.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
23 days ago

Be sure and hold this same level of outrage for the multiple deferment Biden received, culminating in an asthma diagnoses after working several summers as a lifeguard, as well as being a condition he has not had any ill-effects from through his adult life.

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
24 days ago

Please sweep the streets,all storm drains are blocked with nip bottles and grass blow into streets by amatures for higher grass cutters….roads are dirty

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  the school committee
24 days ago

Mario, write an open letter to Pat Fennell.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
24 days ago

There could be some fake news out there this election season. Except for Trumps people who never lie about anything ever. Their deep Christian faith prohibits making shit up as they go along.

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
24 days ago

He invented it in 1929 when FDR went on TV.

the school committee
the school committee
24 days ago

Trump/Putin have zero respect for US military.One calls them suckers and losers while the other has Russian military awarded 100,000 bounty on every American killed.This board of 2020 republicans support both Billionaires

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  the school committee
24 days ago

PUTIN! Duh, der, PUTIN! Duh, der . . .

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
24 days ago

The Atlantic = Left = LIAR

Typical leftist lying stunt perpetrated by “journalists” followed by the obviously coordinated response by the minions.

Similiar to Borking, High-Tech Lynching, Romney didn’t pay his taxes, Kavanaugh show trial, etc.

A leftist lyinng stunt–first of many this election season, I’m sure.

One more reason, folks, to never, ever vote for a Democrat.

RN
RN
24 days ago

The Covid count for Berkshire county is going up but you wouldn’t know it based on the “official count”

Now if the person that has Covid is a minor they are not reporting that data at all. That’s the new mandate from the governor. It won’t be reported on the dashboard but reported to local BOH to do a trace. Schools will be notified via local public health nurses and the school nurse will be notified but parents of students in classes where there is a Covid case won’t know.

How many minors have tested positive already this school year and no one except the schools FB that child’s parent know?!?

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  RN
24 days ago

RN,
Stop the fear mongering. Avail yourself of the facts at;

https://www.justfacts.com/news_covid-19_crucial_facts

RN
RN
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
24 days ago

You fascist right wing Covid deniers are amazing.
You cite James D. Agresti propaganda project as truth. Good luck.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  RN
24 days ago

What, no f-bombs to sling at me?

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  RN
24 days ago

I believe you. And the reason I do is because if the city and hospital numbers are accurate then our city is the only one in the country virtually immune to Covid. And, Pittsfield officials are documented to lie alot. They know it and everybody else knows it. Call it guilt by association if you like but if you have any high poisition in the city of Pittsfield, I don’t trust you.

Auto Phil
Auto Phil
Reply to  RN
24 days ago

Oh my, get over it already!

People get viruses all the time. They fight off viruses all the time. Some people die of viruses, most do not.

People stopped dying exponentially from Covid when they stopped infecting mass numbers of nursing home patients…

Mass deaths: 9,000 (more or less)
Mass deaths in nursing homes: 6000 (more or less)

We would have been looking at an entirely different picture if they had just isolated and protected the vulnerable from the start.

Not the kids (who get runny noses five times a year)

Not the healthy public that catch a cold or catch the flu from time to time. They catch viruses ALL THE TIME, recover and get back to life.

RN – why are you so obsessed with Berkshire cases? It’s September buddy. Time to move on.

Shortandstockee
Shortandstockee
Reply to  Auto Phil
24 days ago

Aside…Maybe Pittsfield doesn’t need a new water plant p….ain’t no water? Now that’s keeping your eye on things. And the water restrictions? No filling the swimming pool? Who the would load up water on a swimming pool in September. Maybe the mayors heated hot tub?

acheshirecat
acheshirecat
Reply to  Shortandstockee
23 days ago

lol yeah who is filling a pool now? But on another water restriction note, does the water bottling on outer West Housatonic St. that bottles Pittsfield water and sells it have restrictions too?

Anne Nimmulle
Anne Nimmulle
Reply to  acheshirecat
23 days ago

I get my water at Some over Lake. It’s clean there,I think?

RN
RN
Reply to  Auto Phil
24 days ago

So moron it’s not about the deaths. It’s about the long term secondary problems with Covid.
Very few things, except for TB, does the damage to lungs that Covid does.

Blare
Blare
Reply to  RN
23 days ago

Oh, so now it’s not about the deaths, but secondary damage?

Which is it?

Blare
Blare
Reply to  RN
23 days ago

In future years, COVID hysteria will become a regular part of college level psych 101 courses. Advanced courses as well. That will be in conjunction with human rights litigation that will last decades.

Long-haul COVID is a complete fallacy. Tens of millions of people have been infected with COVID. The number of secondary afflictions is tiny and mostly anecdotal. In percentage terms, it is zero. Until the 4th or 5th decimal point. A few days ago a sensational article came out about secondary Myocardial problems in athletes. It was retracted less than 24 hours later. A politicized moron trainer spoke out of turn. But the damage was done. People seized on it. Panic porn is tough to resist.

Data scientists and systems analysts understand COVID. Clinicians and so-called epidemiologists don’t. COVID has fooled them at every turn. Consider the amount of contradictory advice we’ve received – from Dr. Fauci, alone. And yet he remains the go-to appeal to authority, while data scientists who have long since determined that COVID herd immunity kicks in at 10-20% continue to be ignored.

The only “science” that has made the news thus far has dismissed herd immunity as a unicorn fantasy, a potential war crime that would require 60-80% infection rates and millions dead. This is perhaps the worst, most blatant, most consequential perversion of science, medical science in particular, in history.

Pay attention to Sweden. ZERO deaths under age 20. Schools open fall and spring, no masks ever. No lockdowns. Teachers at ZERO increased risk. Only 72 out of 5,830 deaths under age 50. And on and on. Presently, they have tamed COVID. Time will tell if thy have conquered it. It appears they got it right. If their trajectory continues, to deny this will be an open admission that human lives take a back seat to…something else.

While awaiting Sweden’s inevitable results, look up the dates that mask mandates took effect in different U.S. locales. Next, overlay their respective new case data. Then try to convince me that Americans aren’t the most ignorant, gullible fools on the planet. Masks work!!! lol

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Blare
23 days ago

Then the far left is banning Hydroxychloroquine in many states even though so many people say it saved them. What would they do that? I’m sure Democrats have the drug stockpiled for themselves and their families though.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
24 days ago

I am using my one allowed post on The Planet to honor Remo Del Gallo.

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/berkshire/obituary.aspx?n=remo-del-gallo&pid=196747264

God Bless!

Phlomb Bayse
Phlomb Bayse
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
24 days ago

Don’t tell us Remo gave us Tyer,Air Force connection? and Italian Mom.Blame it all on Brennan for losing the council race in that ward to her. She is unadaptable as Mayor,sorry. Conserve on water?….is she stupid?

Johnny Absurds Accountant
Johnny Absurds Accountant
Reply to  Phlomb Bayse
23 days ago

and I would ask her in return to conserve taxpayer money. By the way, how much taxpayer money did she dole out to local business s under the Covid help program? And what made her think they deserved it more than the people who actualy worked for it? Will Yuki please get us the list of lucky recipients even if she is on it?
Did the council vote on that and if not why not?

J2S
J2S
24 days ago

Correction: In a previous post I made in the Rossi write up, I stated the Chaplin gave the tickets to the Celtics game. They did come from the Chaplin , but William L. From W. Stockbridge received them and distributed the tickets.

Phlomb Bayse
Phlomb Bayse
Reply to  J2S
24 days ago

Dan. I’ve picked the last thirty Kentucky Derby’s.All first. This year I’m taking Tiz The Law. Good luck!

Phlomb Bayse
Phlomb Bayse
Reply to  J2S
24 days ago

Come on,serious comments need to bring your @ game. Now go get 10 grand and put it on Tiz The Law.

Bob Baffartz
Bob Baffartz
Reply to  J2S
24 days ago

I like Authentic in the Derby

Bob Baffartz
Bob Baffartz
Reply to  J2S
24 days ago

Can’t me on make up your mind. You sound like another lie expert we know.

Durum Kitte
Durum Kitte
Reply to  Bob Baffartz
24 days ago

The Who? Keith Moon. Top five Drummers.

Jerry Packard
Jerry Packard
Reply to  danvalenti
24 days ago

Gotta be Ringo (real birth name: Richard Parkin). Best fill drummer ever. Well, maybe except for Kevin Doolan.

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  Jerry Packard
23 days ago

My vote goes to Robert DeNiro in Bang the Drum Slowly because it was all done without a drum.

Jerry Packard
Jerry Packard
Reply to  danvalenti
23 days ago

Dan, it was actually Parkin, a little-known but true fact. Check wht Ringo says in the Beatles Anthology.

Nic Helfinkulle
Nic Helfinkulle
Reply to  danvalenti
23 days ago

Dummers…Kenny A…Rich…Kenny Aaronoff

Outfox
Outfox
24 days ago

How much homeless shelter does a Norman Rockwell buy?
Oh…wait.
Never mind.

Nic Helfinkulle
Nic Helfinkulle
Reply to  danvalenti
24 days ago

Do not fill your swimming pools or water your lawns. We have a shortage of water at the Cleveland Reservoir. The brilliant minds of the City’s administration is trying to help conserve water to restore the levels at the reservoir that are prudently needed. And try not to shower more than twice a week…they’ll know if you do. Fines are imminent to scoundrels and scofflaws that don’t heed these warnings.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  Nic Helfinkulle
23 days ago

Between Morales water main blooper a few weeks back and now the shortage of water at the Cleveland Reservoir wondering how the bacteria counts are with the City water. Should a boiled water mandate be put in place by this dynamic, vibrant Administration. Have spoken to quite a few folks around the Coltsville neighborhoods that have been having stomach issues the past couple of weeks and just not feeling well. Probably will be another one of those City of Pits letters sent to taxpayers a month or so after a bacteria issue has taken place. Just can no longer trust what is coming out of the mouths of this Administration.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Merry & Bright
23 days ago

Ohy, now they are worrried about the Cleveland reservior. The Eagle has said it was the Quabbin a short while back. Does the city even know where its water comes from? Cuz that woulde be an mportant thing to be up on.

Johnny Absurds Accountant
Johnny Absurds Accountant
Reply to  Outfox
23 days ago

Has Peter Marchetti filed a petition regarding when we will be having the forensic audit? I would think he and the mayor, who seem to have gobs of money to give away to business s and tax foregivenss, would do this audit just to show how legit their operation is. And Mr Kerwood, along with Barry, should be pushing them to do so.

Spider
Spider
23 days ago

We are being told that the church on Fenn St. will be spending thousands of dollars to provide adequate bathroom facilities, dorms, etc. for the homeless and all this for only 18 months. Supposedly by that time the city will have found a permanent home for them

That is B.S Do they really think the public is that stupid? It’s being said to quiet all those opposed. It will be as permanent as permanent can get.

Johnny Absurds Accountant
Johnny Absurds Accountant
Reply to  danvalenti
23 days ago

ORRRR, it may be really fixed up for a temporary solution and then, out of the clear blue PIttsfield sky, a local guy who fixes up apartments gets the place for a nickel and turns it into condos. And then gets ten years of abated taxes for his efforts along with some free utilty hookups curtesy of the city. Nothing happens in Pittsfield that there is not a huge slice of cheese in it for the good old boys.

RN
RN
Reply to  Spider
23 days ago

The plan is for it to be as permanent as it can be in the face of nimby north and south street businesses.

Just wait until some guy on Tyler street comes up with a plan to convert his market rate apartments into a homeless shelter, he’ll walk away with millions and the homeless will be back out on the streeet

Aerin
Aerin
23 days ago

Current and former employees of the DA’s office are reporting they received personal texts on their cell phones from Harrington and her husband, encouraging them to vote for Kennedy. These numbers were made available on an internal employee list. It’s just another state ethics violation/conflict of interest violation from that office.

Pat
Pat
23 days ago

Very wealthy young white woman facing prison time for going on a BLM rampage. Sounds like she was radicalized in an elite liberal college. https://www.foxnews.com/us/wealthy-nyc-woman-20-facing-4-years-in-prison-after-blm-rampage

Pat
Pat
23 days ago

Kamala Harris saying nobody should deny we have systemic racism in this country and she is attacking everybody for being guilty of it. She wants a greatly reduced police presence in black neighborhoods even though African Americans have been polled and they say they want to have an increased police presence in their neighborhoods.

Dannie De Ordour
Dannie De Ordour
Reply to  Pat
23 days ago

Dan,per order of the Mayor I am conserving water on my own for the sake of all citizens. Thank goodness I don’t have a winter swimming pool. I am having a little issue though. I haven’t showered in a week and smell like a dead Sturgeon fish. What should I do? Thanks D D O.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Pat
23 days ago

I do not, by my own definition of systemic, think it is systemic. When I was in high school there was very little interracail dating never mind marriage. I see a lot of that now. there are many people of ethinicity in governement. It is not everywhere but much much more. And Obama was elected TWICE as head of our country.
So are there problems? Yes. Just don’t think it is as horrible as some are making it out to be. Certainly not enough to be burning down innocent peoples business and homes.

RN
RN
23 days ago

Covid cases up even more, fast approaching 14% increase.
More positive cases today. More children getting tested and guess what they are testing positive.

All of those close downs and people are still testing positive, they are still hiding the real numbers.

Wear a mask, be cautious.

Dannie De Ordour
Dannie De Ordour
Reply to  RN
23 days ago

You guys are talking about drummers,cool. How about Joe Morello,Dave Brubeck Drummer. Buddy Rich are recognized globally as the best. The others were beat keepers basically. Locally here Steve Sherman,of Good Time Habit and believe it or not Dan,the infamous water guy Of Pittsfield was one helluva drummer,known throughout Berkshire County as one of the best. He was actually in a well known band called the Unitones.

Taytesliss Brothahood
Taytesliss Brothahood
Reply to  RN
23 days ago

Dan, ask Your brother Mick,a real pro and musician. Mick how about Charlie Adams of Yanis Band. The best I’ve ever seen.

Blare
Blare
Reply to  RN
23 days ago

Yes, more children are testing positive. Because they are being tested en masse for “precautionary” reasons, rather than when they are actually sick. Which is almost never.

Headlines last week: Over 5,000 at U. of Alabama and handful of other southern schools tested positive for COVID. The horror! Send bad kids home. Or close the schools!

Despite the fact that over 90% of the cases were asymptomatic throughout, and exactly ZERO have led to hospitalization.

A rational world does not ignore this data. And decide that it is SAFER for these kids to be sent home to their families.

Herd immunity is now being given fairy tale treatment by the press and the “authorities” they promote. This is a last gasp that reflects a seriously disturbed mindset. You can be certain that huge number of talking head experts will be checking Sweden’s numbers hourly as we move forward, desperately hoping COVID re-emerges. Most of these are physicians we’re talking about. They’d rather be right than see fewer deaths. Awful.

In the coming weeks, Sweden will likely be proven right beyond the shadow of a doubt. Not worrying about COVID spreading among the young and virtually invulnerable was the best way to protect EVERYONE. The notion that COVID could be eradicated by hiding inside was delusional. The Swedes saw that early.

The game is nearly up. The other day, Florida reported 148 deaths. What they did NOT readily report was that the median age of those deaths was 93 years old. Or that the median time since death was six weeks. Very much has the appearance of re-visiting past deaths with an eye toward re-classifying as COVID. And completely distorting current numbers in the process, for nefarious political and policy reasons.

Human rights crimes are going to compound from here. The next decade will be good time to be a human rights litigator.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
21 days ago

I saw Tom pitch last time at Fenway. 8 innngs shutout, up 2-0. They pulled him for Stanley,who promtly gave up 2 runs. Sox won in 9th. Tom got a no decision for a masterfull game, Stanly a win.

Tom wouldn’t be taking a knee, like today’s Redsux

Last edited 21 days ago by Mad Trapper
JK
JK
18 days ago

RIP Tom