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BARRETT APPOINTMENT AND OBAMACARE: GETTING RID OF A.C.A. CAN’T COME SOON ENOUGH

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY OCT. 28, 2020) — After Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas swore in judge Amy Coney Barrett to become the ninth Supreme with President Donald Trump witnessing, lamenting Democrats warned of doom for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a.k.a., Obamacare.

Good riddance. Dumping the ACA can’t come too soon.

While doing that won’t fix America’s health care scandal, where getting sick risks financial disaster, it will ease the most damaging aspects of Obamacare and at least make theoretically possible more intelligent reform. Yes, THE PLANET is ever the optimist.

The only good thing about Obamacare is that it tried to do something. Unfortunately, health care has become a political issue. It is no longe a medical matter.  The ACA was doomed to fail. It’s been nearly 10 years since Congress passed the ACA. The record is clear:

  • The ACA did not improve the market for health insurance.
  • In fact, it only made this country’s health-care issues more acute, especially for the bedraggled (and vanishing) middle class.
  • Granted, the ACA did insure more Americans, but look closer.
    • The added numbers received insurance not from private companies but almost exclusively through Medicaid.
    • This required enormous (and forced) participation by taxpayers to subsidize state-funded plans.
    • Result: Escalating cost of premiums for average Americans. Within four years of the ACA’s passing, premiums more than doubled.
  • The mandates of Obamacare hit taxpayers with hundreds of billions of dollars to subsidize those Medicaid deals for 8 million people.
  • Obamacare sent the message that if you’re poor, lazy, a bum, a welfare cheat, or just don’t care, the government will take care of you. You will get your insurance almost for free, since Mary Jane and Joe Kapanski will subsidize the premiums, even as they go lacking.
  • As such it created an incentive NOT to earn private coverage but let the government bail you out.
  • Millions of middle-class families have lost insurance.
    • Premiums often exceed mortgage payments.
    • Why? These families make too much money to meet the ACA income thresholds. Subsidies denied. The Kapanskis have to sing for their supper.
  • Because the ACA mandates coverage for expanded benefits, health insurance companies have responded by
    • Raising premiums
    • Raising co-pays (data taken from Jan. 17, 2020 analysis by Grace-Marie Turner in Forbes magazine).

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Judge Barrett enters the equation in this manner. About a week after Election Day (while the presidential outcome may still be in question), the Supreme Court will hear a case looking to get rid of the ACA. Although it’s never certain how the Supremes will vote, street wisdom says Barrett’s confirmation makes it more likely the court will vote to dismantle Obamacare.

It can’t happen soon enough.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden blasted the Senate’s confirmation of Barrett.

“The rushed and unprecedented confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett as Associate Justice to the Supreme Court, in the middle of an ongoing election, should be a stark reminder to every American that your vote matters,” Biden said in a statement on her confirmation. “Just a few days after Election Day next week, the Supreme Court will hear the case on the Affordable Care Act. While panicked and erratic in mishandling the pandemic, Donald Trump has been crystal clear on one thing — for the past four years, and again just last night on 60 Minutes — he wants to tear down the Affordable Care Act in its entirety and take away your health care and protections for pre-existing conditions.”

Unfortunately, Biden has not offered a better alternative to the woefully flawed ACA. For that matter, neither has President Trump.

Isn’t that a given, though, in these fractured times? It’s been a generation that the Congress and the White House have fiddled with “solving” this country’s health-care crisis. All they’ve done is make empty promises and made a bad situation worse by getting in bed with the lobbyists for Big Pharma, Big Insurance, and Big Medicine.

THE PLANET applauds the appointment of Judge Barrett.

While there’s no plan in the offing, getting rid of the ACA is nonetheless a step in the right direction.

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“The heart has its reasons, which reason does not know”Blaise Pascal.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL

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Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

Healthcare Insurance for American citizens has been a political issue since Teddy Roosevelt was U.S. President from September 14, 1901 – March 4, 1909. For well over one Century, there are millions of American citizens who are either under-insured or uninsured. Family after family has faced bankruptcy because they had a serious illness and were denied healthcare and/or were under-insured/uninsured, and/or had a pre-existing conditions, and/or were subject to surprise medical billing. Some people commit suicide, some people go homeless, some people go broke and qualify for Medicaid, and so on. Every other industrialized country offers universal healthcare insurance, but not the United States of America. I always thought we should cut and paste Germany’s universal healthcare policies. I lived in Germany for a little over one year of my life when I was a Soldier in the U.S. Army, and when I was sick, they took good care of me when I was an inpatient at their civilian hospital. Germany was a nice country to live in when I lived there in mid-2000 through mid-2001. I have pre-existing healthcare conditions, as well as some members of my family. I would be devastated if Trump’s lawsuit before the U.S. Supreme Court abolished Obamacare, and all of the protections it provides American citizens with our healthcare insurance policies went away. When I go to the VA Hospital and VA Community Cares referrals civilian hospitals, I feel protected by the protections I have as a Veteran under Obamacare’s reforms of healthcare insurance. In closing, without Obamacare’s protections, America’s healthcare insurance will go back to being made of plastic (credit cards).

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

Don’t believe the fake dem talking points.

RN
RN
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

You need to be committed. You faked your way though disability and are mentally unstable because of nothing but bad genetics.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Interview of Biden(s) business associate

“Tony Bobulinski Full Interview with Tucker Carlson | Hunter Biden Ex-Business Partner on Million $”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWN7pAXH_JA&feature=emb_logo

“Hunter Biden’s ex-business partner Tony Bobulinski: “I remember looking at Jim Biden and saying how are you guys getting away with this? Aren’t you concerned? He looked at me, and he laughed a little bit, and said ‘PLAUSIBLE DENIABILITY.'”

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Google has “bleach botted” ‘PLAUSIBLE DENIABILITY.’” from it’s web searches.

Why is that?

Bing and Duck Duck go it still works fine.

Tells you whom Google is in bed with…..

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

“plausible deniability” coming up fine for me on Google. Two Bobulinski stories listed second in line from the top.

Try Duck Duck Go instead of Google when you can. The more you use it, the more powerful it will become.

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

Google shamed into reversing a bad move.

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

I dumped anything Google a long time ago. Along with spy software from Apple and Microsoft.

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

I use Google reluctantly when I need to. Can’t beat their maps and street view stuff, unfortunately.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

I hope people got too see or better download this interview.

The MSM has bleached it from the Web, that is Fox News has censored itself. I trust some people watched Tucker/Fox last night. I saw the web version.

It is/was an embarrassment to the Bidens, DNC, and their supporters.

Early Biden voters are having voter remorse.

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

Everyone on this board watches Tucker 20 million and Hannity 40 million

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago
Last edited 1 month ago by Mad Trapper
Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

First link video not working for me (4:48 pm). Says Fox blocked it for copyright reasons.

Orwell, please call in.

Second link works.

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

Weird because if you search for “Bobulinksi” in YouTube itself, it comes right up. Watching it now (4:52 pm).

I like it: “Russia, Russia, Russia.” Bastard stole my line.

But I’ve copyrighted the “Boris and Natasha” line. I’ll sue, I will.

Johnny Absurds Doctor
Johnny Absurds Doctor
1 month ago

Getting rid of the Corona virus cannot come too soon. If only someone in power would make an effort instead of whinning about it. Trump has literally become a mortal grim reaper. And he seems to love the power that comes with control over life and death. So many of us are at his mercy. Or lack there of.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Johnny Absurds Doctor
1 month ago

COVID will disappear if Biden wins, just like all other problems we’ve had that go away the minute a Dim is elected president.

If Trump wins, we’ll have a second wave, then a third, then the Dims will be openly and seriously advocating assassination and adduce some seemingly sophisticated but idiotic arguments for it.

“He’s a tyrant, and Cicero and Thomas Aquinas advocate tyrannicide . . .”

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

Yup,Trump has spread it to every red state.Nice work Don

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

The Affordable Care Act is just a scam on the backs of the middle class to increase big government. Just as Joe Biden was doing a scam during his years as VP to benefit his family financially by selling his influence to so many countries that were laid out last night by his former business partner. During the Obama years when so many people, myself included, were struggling to find a job and not succeeding, Joe Biden’s concern was to enrich his own family.

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Obama, Hillary, Biden. Bad people. Why did God even create these people? Trump family good. God should have created more Trumps. Trumps good Biden bad, Hillary bad, Obama bad, bad bad bad

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny Dimentia
1 month ago

Biden family values- pedophilia. The whole family was in on covering their dirty asses!!!

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Every time you say that it reminds me of Donald Trump bouncing his teenage daughter on his knee. He sure did like her a lot. Even said something about dating her. Remember that MT?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago

Johnny, compare that with Biden’s daughter’s experiences with Joe:

“FULL RELEASE: Ashley Biden Diary Reveals Child Sex Trauma, Drug Abuse, Resentment For Joe – WhistleblowerNational File has exclusively released the full 112 pages of the diary our whistleblower identified as belonging to Ashley Biden”
https://nationalfile.com/full-release-ashley-biden-diary-reveals-child-sex-trauma-drug-abuse-resentment-for-joe-whistleblower/

JohnnyComeLately
JohnnyComeLately
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago

There is nothing wrong with being proud of your children’s beauty

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  JohnnyComeLately
1 month ago

THAT IS WEIRD

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  JohnnyComeLately
1 month ago

It’s pretty creepy when a Father brags that he’d be dating his daughter if he wasn’t her Father. If Biden had said the same thing you guys would be all over him. In fact if Obama had done all the crap that Trump has done, right wing radio would be exploding with outrage along with all the wingers on this board.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  jon doe
1 month ago

Biden took showers with his daughter. It’s in her diary that mentions “child sex trauma”.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago

He is a Trump

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

Trump hookers…name them?

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Johnny Dimentia
1 month ago

Trump Crime Family

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

You probably have state healtbcare paid by taxpayers like everyone on the Planet

Pat
Pat
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

I know it’s a miracle here in Berkshire County, but I have a job with health insurance. No thanks to Pittsfield or the previous Obama administration. I only got a job after President Trump became president . Obama wanted to keep everyone dependent on big government and so does Joe Biden and the people influencing him.

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Hey Pat, I’m still waiting for Trumps Healthcare plan. I believe he said it was going to be the best ever! But that was four years ago and he hasn’t even produced a Band Aid.

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

Health care is a scam Pat.They are picking your pocket and Trump loves it.

Hendrix
Hendrix
1 month ago

Anybody work in healthcare or the hospital that posts to this blog? How is reimbursement from the state/federal programs? Awful. It is why many doctors not under the BHS umbrella do not take Masshealth.

The whole “if you like your plan, you can keep it!” bullshit hasn’t been called out enough by Trump when healthcare comes up. Like many other Americans, shortly after the ACA my private health plan changed drastically. Not only did the plan get significantly worse, but premiums, coinsurance, copays, and the deductible all skyrocketed. Has it improved patient outcomes? Has it lowered the cost to families or providers? Nope. Instead what it has done is make me question whether a visit to the hospital, a provider, etc is worth the hit. While addicts, bums, and others who could care less use the ER as primary care.

Dan, you are on point about the cost for middle class families. My monthly premiums for a small family are within $200 of my mortgage payment.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Hendrix
1 month ago

We need a National Health Plan

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

Yup, Malarkey Markey Marx. “Originalism is racist . . . sexist . . . homophobic.”

Which means the Constitution is racist, sexist, homophobic. Danke, Herr Marx.

Limbaugh mentioned yesterday that there are NO US Circuit Court of Appeals openings. Trump has filled them all. And about 300 fed judges in total.

Insurance against the coming insanity . . .

And gol darn it, what’s the point of having lifelong hacks like Neal and Malarkey if we can’t get anything out here?

EPA and GE feet held to the fire. Yeah, right? When? Anytime this century? What’s Lizzy done on that front?

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

Don’t you miss Silvo Conte!!!

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

Ah, some pushback against the moonbats in GB finally. Good to see it.

Or is it a moonbat civil war?

“Moonbats ready!!???” “Moonbats ready??!!”

Let’s get it on!

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

What pushback was that, ERM?

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

BB had a piece the day of my post. The GB town council/selectmen’s board voted to nix a letter to the three principal scientists who wrote the GB Declaration. The letter used typical moonbat hyperbole.

JohnnyTwoCents
JohnnyTwoCents
1 month ago

Looting, shootings, car jacking out of control in shit hole Philly. Open fire!

Dough Seadeau
Dough Seadeau
Reply to  JohnnyTwoCents
1 month ago

Lock em up. Lock em all up.

ThinBlueLine
ThinBlueLine
Reply to  JohnnyTwoCents
1 month ago

Another clear cut case of use of force and people blame the police and use it for an excuse to steal and Kamala and Biden condemn the shooting. They are outta their minds.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  ThinBlueLine
1 month ago

D-rat Pennsylvania Governor Wolf, called the: rioters, looters, arsonists, and those running down police officers with trucks, “Peaceful Protestors!”

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/10/pennsylvania-democrat-governor-wolf-calls-mass-rioting-looting-peaceful-protests-30-stores-looted-night-2/

And one of the looters, called the police when a fellow looter stole his car

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/10/looter-calls-philly-police-report-looting-fellow-looters-steal-car/

All you people with BLM signs on your lawns are complicit in this mayhem across the nation. Wait until your chickens come home to roost. Don’t call the police.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  JohnnyTwoCents
1 month ago

I dare you to look at Pittsfields crime map. You will be packing your bags before nightfall.

Cantub Desalosion
Cantub Desalosion
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago

What is this armed militia in the streets? How can this happen?Where’s the Police. Lock em up.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Cantub Desalosion
1 month ago

They will.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago

I thought we were supposed to have less crime with our far left district attorney. I thought not prosecuting people for so many different crimes means we have less crime. You mean her far left strategy isn’t working?

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago

You can’t hide from poverty

J2S
J2S
Reply to  JohnnyTwoCents
1 month ago

They never loot survival items because the government gives them all that.

How about that looter who had his loaded up car with stolen goods from looting? He called the cops after his car was stolen from him and demanded cops get it back!

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

They looted Foot Locker stores, everything gone except the work boots.

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Thass righ. Da guvement owes em a livin. You feel what i’m sayin?

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  Johnny99
1 month ago

You might want to put on blackface to go with that slang. really get into character. I hear Macy’s is having a sale on sheets. You might want to get down there.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  jon doe
1 month ago

Why emulate Democrats? The link has pictures of D-Northam of Va just as you describe.

Do you have a “robe” in your closet Jon?

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/reports-virginia-governor-s-yearbook-page-had-photo-men-blackface-n966066

“Va. Gov. Northam’s yearbook pic of men in blackface, Klan robe spurs calls for his resignationRalph Northam was on Friday night resisting growing calls from fellow Democrats as well as Republicans for him to step down.”

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

I do. LL Bean. Quite nice.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  JohnnyTwoCents
1 month ago

And Biden says cops should just shoot em in the leg.

Johnny99
Johnny99
1 month ago

And now Biden claims he is Kamala’s running mate. A Freudian slip or just dementia?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny99
1 month ago

Joe puts the D- in DEMentia.

““My wife Jill as you and Doug Emhoff – uh, Kamala’s wife.”

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/10/joe-biden-calls-senator-harriss-husband-doug-emhoff-kamalas-wife-video/

Jackal Wellche
Jackal Wellche
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

I’m voting Trump because if Joe gets more strenuous Demetria ask yourself? Does Kamala have what it takes to be President? Hell no. Didnt anyone see Pence take her apart? Do you think Biden’s economy will work,he’ll no. Companies will leave here faster than you can sat KOm uh luh

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Jackal Wellche
1 month ago

Kamala is an airhead. Did anyone see her laughing hysterically when she was asked about being far left in her policies? Something isn’t right there. It seemed like she was on some bad drug.

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

I think in the debate she had practiced smiling so that people couldn’t then say what a mean, nasty woman she is. Though Trump did anyway.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  jon doe
1 month ago

Kamalla practiced on her knees for years to get into politics. Ask SF mayor Joe Brown, 30 years her senior and married when Kamalla set up camp on his office couch.

NOBODY, not even D-sen Harris can refute that!!!!

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

Trump was grabbing peoples wives daughters as sisters by their pussy because as a celebrity you can.Lock him up.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Jackal Wellche
1 month ago

Kamala is an airhead. There is no doubt about it.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago
The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Trump is left with nothing but the stupids.

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

Except you, of course.

Merguez
Merguez
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

As are many who post here. Kamala is not an airhead. Au contraire. She is a very capable prosecutor.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Jackal Wellche
1 month ago

Nobody saw Pence address one question

Ksaedg Darre
Ksaedg Darre
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Ted Cruz is a Clown with a beard. Trump called him and his wife out and he backed down. I love Donald Trump and if anything he knows a rat when he sees them. And who does the media think they are? And how do they know who the early votes are going for? It certainly isn’t because of them. Look,this pandemic is unfortunate but the President didn’t create the damn thing?

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Ksaedg Darre
1 month ago

Cruz crushes on Don,you guys know

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

Dimorats (Dim)

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

That right there is a pretty deep comment Ed. Sounds like Hannity intellect.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago
  1. I listen to Hannity for 5 to 10 minutes max in the car on the way back from the grocery store about 2 twice a week.
  2. I never watch Hannity on TV.
  3. You need to get you some Hannity intellect.

Please pay attention if you want to diss me: I listen to Limbaugh and watch Baer and Tucker.

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

Corrigendum: “Baier”

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

Tucker is the dumbet of the 2

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

Look who’s talking.

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

Ok ,you win.You think Tucker is smart.

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago
Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
1 month ago

Off topic. In reading the front page of the BB this morning, found it interesting that the Licensing Board is now after Zucchini’s for violations after having a small family wedding and also has to once again mention Proprieter’ Lodge whom the BB seems to enjoy defaming. Yet drive by Yuki Cohen’s Metheusalah Bar & Lounge and it is wall to wall patrons, not wearing masks, all hanging around the bar. This has been reported on social media sites several times by several different posters, yet evidently the licensing board has their blinders on for this establishment. This is a blatant example of, it is who you know in Pittsfield, not what you contribute. Evidently the owners of Proprieter’s and Zucchini’s are not in the “IN CROWD”. Same thing is happening with businesses surrounding the new Berkshire Roots Campus, their businesses don’t matter, Berkshire Roots is all that matters. Don’t forget to pay your taxes next week, Mayor needs money.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

People can get shot outside Yuki’s bar and it doesn’t get closed. Pittsfield is over. Nothing left. I think Yuki and Hinds encourage votes to vote Trump because of the corruption. Maybe Obama can put that in a speech after he visits Western Ma to see his buddy Deval.

Corn Pop’s Shotgun
Corn Pop’s Shotgun
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

It’s Pittsfield, they ain’t that pretty. That why her face is so smushed.

She got herself a parklet.
https://www.instagram.com/p/CGp5Lr7J3Bd/?igshid=1csyu24umpfcr

She took down the photos of her bar overcrowded and people with no masks.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CCi1iwxJvJw/?igshid=qd5b7s9by0vz

Hero’s Reward
Hero’s Reward
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

You mean treads water Dan…What a insignificant at large Councilor.

Merguez
Merguez
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Correct. And her children do not go to Pittsfield’s fabulous schools.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Merry & Bright
1 month ago

No mask,shut it down.A Pittsfield city councilor is contributing to Covid at a bar

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Donald J Trump
@realdonaldtrump
2h·
It’s amazing. Twitter refuses to allow the any mention of the Biden corruption story which was carried so well on @TuckerCarlson last night. It’s the biggest story and Big Tech, together with the Lamestream Media, isn’t allowing a word to be said about it.

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

Its a rerun of Nixon dirty politics

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

Right again, TSC–about Don Giuseppe Bidenaroni.

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

Trump is the dumbest story uniting all the stupids.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

Get the special prosecutor ready for the Biden-Media collusion invesitgation.

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

Yep, Cruz is laying the groundwork for Trump to claim the election was faulty. the dirty tricks bag will be opening up wide from here on out. Can you spell d e s p a r a t i o n??

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

I can, but you apparently can’t.

desperation
BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

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

Guess that went over yer head huh?

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

Yes, I’m obviously not at your level. Level of what, I have no idea.

Enlighten me.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago

Cruz crushing on Trump like you boys do

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

Trump is laying the groundwork for his excuse

J2S
J2S
1 month ago

The only thing left in all the places that were looted was the stack of job applications!

Horace Hassenfeffer
Horace Hassenfeffer
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

Touche and Kudos to you J2S. Great insight

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

80 percent of these folks don’t want to work.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

Remember how ACA was passed in 2010?

  1. There was serious talk of passing it without 218 votes in the House by some sort of maneuver.
  2. Obama had to lie his arse off.
  3. And especially lie to Bart Stupak (Dim-MI) about abortion coverage in the bill. Stupak possibly the last pro-life Dim ever.
  4. Nazi Pelosi: “Well, we’ll have to pass it to see what’s in it.”

Then the Twilight Zone opinion reversal by Roberts in the 2012 SCOTUS case. The majority opinion reads like the dissent and vice versa. Clear that Roberts switched his vote at the last minute.

My theory is that the Obama goons got to him, possibly threatening to go public with Roberts’s mistress or something.

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

No Justice NoPeace. Looting and injuring Police isn’t the way to go it’s just a few bad apples. Defund Police.

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

One American dying every ninety seconds. M A G A make aamerica a graveyard again. Good job Trump.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

Don Giuseppe channeling some FDR from his visit to Warm Springs, and this has inspired the campaign to appropriate the 1932 FDR for president theme song:

Crappy days are here again
The skies are full of fear again

Let us sing a song of my rear again
Crappy days are here again

Altogether shout it now
There’s no one who can out me now

So let’s tell the world about it now
Crappy days are here again

Your cares and troubles are back again
They’re be no more truth from now on
Crappy days are here again

The skies above are full of fear again
Let us sing a song of fraud again
Crappy days are here again

So long good time, so long fun time
We are rid of sense at last
Howdy gray times, cloudy gray times
You’ve come back from the past

Crappy days are here again
The skies are full of fear again
Let us sing a song of my rear again

Crappy days, oh-oh-oh those craaaaap-ppppy days
arrreee
herrreee
againnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

There will be no more truth from now on, timely words especially with the corrupt media that we have now. Their Soviet Communist style of hiding any stories that go against their agenda is unbelievable. Protecting a weak and corrupt candidate like Joe Biden to get far left reality challenged Kamala Harris in office is their agenda. The long term agenda of our media is to weaken America and make China the number one power. Why? The media is being controlled by an even more powerful group, likely globalists.

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

Yes. If your news source does not mention what Bobulinski is saying about the Bidens, it ain’t a news source. Plain and simple.

And NPR this morning has a piece on Steve Wynn and the evil Republicans who received his money . . .

I don’t know why you would need it, but Bobulinski is all you need to tell you that there is no “news” out there and that “journalism” is dead, long dead.

8 million watched Tucker interview Bobulinski Wednesday night. One can only pray that this stuff gets to enough voters in time to save us from a four-year Biden-China-Media collusion investigation, which should happen in any event.

Carumb Kake
Carumb Kake
1 month ago

Frackers don’t outway no stimulus and no Covid plan. Biden big everywhere. And I voted for L’Orange last election.like The Who….ready….Wont get fooled again.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
1 month ago

Did anyone see the LA times story re the mass killing at the outside marijuana grow? It’s great Pittsfield wants more of these open outside farms in residential areas. Good grief. At least the Wotjikowski Berkshire Roots pot place is inside and secure.

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

I’ve been touting Tucker for the last three months or so in here.

And I gave you those ratings numbers from Drudge about two weeks ago or so.

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

You have been “touting” Tucker? You might want to keep stuff like that to yourself Ed.

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

Just I and 5 million+ a night.

Might be a reason he’s drawing so many viewers. Call it the truth, or at least a serious attempt at it.

How’s the very intelligent Richard Madcow doing?

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

Fox is the largest media in the world

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

This is a crush

The school committee
The school committee
1 month ago

We are going to remove Americas Affordable Healthcare Act and Trump will replace it with ????????.Dan you are a diehard Trumper but not surprised.There is only one thing that will fix healthcare and that is a National Healthcare plan.Trump virus is now turning up everywhere and Wall Street is losing patience with their business President telling some Americans the virus is over.That is immoral. If the stupids win America is intellectually going back to 1890.So Dan he still has a hold on you.The race war he has been trying to start is getting plenty of help from people who should know better…..America as a 3rd world country is at hand.

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Horace Hassenfeffer
Horace Hassenfeffer
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

TSC you need a good drink of truth serum from the wisdom well of honest journalism Stop gathering up and believing the fools gold your given every day by the feignstream media

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Horace Hassenfeffer
1 month ago

You are correct and I will turn it to Fox.I just dont want to crush on Don like you guys do.

The school committee
The school committee
1 month ago

There is but 1 question and it is will America count all the votes.

The school committee
The school committee
1 month ago

Will America count all the VOTES?

J2S
J2S
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

Hopefully not the ones in trunks of cars or the illegal ones that shouldn’t count, won’t be counted.

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

If Biden wins, the first 100 days and America’s dystopian future. Don’t let it happen America.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRoO10kDtkg

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

So bad. And I have it on reliable sources that if Biden wins he will no longer allow Americans to turn their clocks backs in the fall. They will be allowed to turn them ahead every year in the spring but not behind in the fall. Can you just imagine what this will do to the people trying to catch a bus? And what about all the people who work at Time magazine? Did he just once think of what it could do to their magazine? What the hell is the matter with these far left globalistic, marxist, dimorat candidates anyway Pat?

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

Ah, the Ol’ Glenn Beck circus via Blaze TV, which he never mentions that on his radio show, right?

But it is probably generally solid.

I caught him for about 10 minutes this morning talking about Tucker and Fox’s package of Biden Crime Family docs getting lost when shipped via FedEx or UPS. Someone opened it and took the docs.

I didn’t hear it all, but I think he was going to say entirely possible theft sabotage by Dim operatives.

Funny, because I was just thinking last night that we should watch out for any sudden and mysterious deaths of Tucker or Bobulinski or other lesser-knowns in the Truth about Biden story.

Sort of like that Clinton body count . . . But I guess the Clintons didn’t have that kind of Kennedy or Biden cash to just pay people off.

Lenny
Lenny
1 month ago

Anyone know what’s going on with Elm St. Java? 6:30 am and not open – same story this past Tuesday. You’d think a coffee shop would be open EARLY.
Doesn’t anyone in this town work?

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Lenny
1 month ago

Maybe they turned their clocks behind when they were not supposed to? yah prolly

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  Lenny
1 month ago

It’s open now. Why not call and ask?

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Thomas More
1 month ago

I did call. They said 6 but today they opened at 7. Guess I’ll be doin’ Dunkin from now on!

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  Lenny
1 month ago

Don’t blame ya.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

Teacher beheaded by an Islamist terrorist outside of Paris last week.

Macron declares Islamism an enemy of the republic.

Three people killed by Islamist terrorist in a church in Nice this morning–looks like attempted beheadings–all with a knife.

In 2017 a Catholic priest was beheaded during Mass north of Paris.

Charlie Hebdo Islamist attacks in January 2015. More Islamist attacks in Paris in November 2015–Bataclan, La Belle Equipe, etc.

But Trump and we are the Islamophobes. We’re subjected to the “Muslim ban” canard perpetrated by our “journalists.”

Political correctness will kill all of us in the end.

Look for Islamist beheadings in a neighborhood church near you if the Dimorats win.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

I think they are trying to do an inside job in this country.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Rep Omar needs prosecution and deportation back to Somalia

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

Q3 GDP: US economic activity rose at a record 33.1% annualized pace after pandemic-induced slump
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/q3-gdp-gross-domestic-product-usa-coronavirus-pandemic-181533194.html

Yeah, we need Joke Biden to get us back into permanent recession.

Wilson
Wilson
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
1 month ago

in other news, dollars are worth 33% less, average home now costs half a million in Taxachusetts, will be $1 million with $20k property tax before you know it

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

You forgot your source, if it is more than just your speculation.

Edward R. MUrrow
Edward R. MUrrow
1 month ago

The Golden Bear says Trump!

I’ll have the full text of Jack’s tweet(?) when Limbaugh puts it up. Sounds good and worth reading.

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

As promised from Jack:

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

He lived in mostly racist golf courses and worth 350 million and needs a tax cut….of course he’s for the racist rich white guy.He is not crushing on Trump

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

Thanks for the brilliant analysis. You forgot sexist, bigoted, homophobe, Islamophobe.

Everyone needs a tax cut, even you.

How do you live in a golf course? How can a golf course be racist?

Edward R. MUrrow
Edward R. MUrrow
1 month ago

Girl Scouts can’t congratulate ACB on being the fifth female SCOTUS justice.

The New Stalinism.

These moonbats can’t win, please.

Corn Pop’s Shotgun
Corn Pop’s Shotgun
1 month ago

Oh a black postal worker threw out dozens of absentee ballots going to Republicans.

https://apnews.com/article/ex-postal-worker-charged-absentee-ballot-6d1e53e33958040e903a3f475c312297

Bikepath Barry
Bikepath Barry
1 month ago

Oooops I guess way too little a little too late!

PortSmitts is closing. They got $10,000 like the confused DJ but it was way too little too late. They had to apply for permits for outside dining in a parking lot they owned while Yukster was getting free parklets paid for by the city! that’s the trick, if you make the city pay for it, you don’t even need permits! It’s the Tyer North Street Lottery, you’ve got contribute to be in it!!!

“I just wish the city could have done a little more for small businesses,’’ she said. “The governor said he wanted to help small businesses, but he didn’t really help anybody. You’re struggling and begging to get things, but you can’t. It’s not fair to the restaurant business.’’

“Paula tried takeout and curbside service. She got the permits that allowed her to set up an outdoor dining area. But it wasn’t enough. She received a $10,000 grant from the city of Pittsfield, but there were restrictions on how she could use the money — she wasn’t allowed to pay back bills, she said.”

You’re a restaurant that hires and employs dozens of people, pays thousands a year in property and meals taxes, and you get $10k just like DJ Gender Bender who likes wearing dresses and makeup and contributes zero to the economy. I’m just being catty because it looks better than me in a dress. We like our causes vibrant and dynamic, not solid and taxable.

In election news, the bale burner was let out of jail.
I guess he wasn’t as big a threat as the DA thought, being a Trump supporter is not a terrorist act but liking Melissa Mazzeo is -that’s what my crack legal team says! I hope “Burnie” doesn’t have a suspended license too.

Just a reminder, don’t trick or treat! It’s not safe because of Covid but stores can be open and schools can be open but don’t try and attend a meeting at city hall. Tooo scary!
I’ll be dressed up though, I have a fetching little black dress, queen sized fishnet stockings, and 6 inch black heels. It’s my RBG tribute costume and I’m willing to take on all comers to the court! I’m all for an 8-1 “decision”.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
1 month ago

I’m Joe Biden, and I approved of this behavior……yea Joe and Jill knew!!!!

“BREAKING: Hunter Biden Plays Victim After He’s Accused of “Walking Around Naked Watching Porn Masturbating and Doing Drugs” in Front of a Minor”
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/10/breaking-hunter-biden-plays-victim-text-message-accused-walking-around-naked-watching-porn-masturbating-drugs/

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Kinda surprised Dan allows this stuff.

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago

Are you really. Dan allows anything that he thinks will help Trump. Mad Trapper is a fool.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Thomas More
1 month ago

And Tomy boi, You are a Moron.

Make Liberals Cry Again

Trump/Pence 2020

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Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Don’t matter what i am, you;re still a fool. that’ll never change

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago

Sorry the truth of the Biden family hurts you so much Johnny.

Hunter is …… well I won’t go there for civility.

Joe raised him, groomed him, then made money off him.

I WON’T BLAME HUNTER, I’LL BLAME JOE AND JILL!!!

I forgot, Hunter’s Uncle Jim is a dirty filthy swine too. He is as bad as Joe and Jill.

You voting Commie-ala? As Joe will go to jail.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

And I forgot Joe’s buddy, Brother Jimmy Biden

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
1 month ago

Truth hurts you so much Johnny?

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

good luck with that trapper. You better win Wisconsin,Florida Pennsylvania. Biden in a landslide.

RN
RN
1 month ago

Over 35 new cases of Covid in Berkshire county this week.
The numbers won’t match state numbers again because they are trying to say people who own second homes here aren’t here but list them as other/unknown. Now these people are her because the tried to escape Covid, have been here, got Covid here, and aren’t going back anytime soon.
The numbers are worse now than when this whole thing started but they are working hard to hide what the real numbers are.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  RN
1 month ago

RN,

I do store runs , after which I wash my hands.

I,don’t personally know anybody who has contracted the Kung Flu. No one. Nobody at all

I had a cold/flu, early March. Was that it? Am I immune? Lucky? Or is this all bullshit!!!