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COLUMBUS DAY DAWNS, AND WITH IT MUCH UNNECESSARY AND UNNEEDED HAND-WRINGING

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY OCT. 12, 2020) — Today is Columbus Day, honoring the great explorer Christopher Columbus.

It’s about time.

The poor guy has been battered about lately by the cowards who know he can’t fight back. Those who will take up the cause for him, well, they have been marginalized. During this summer of unrest, many statues honoring Columbus have been removed or destroyed, like the one in Boston, where the “protesters” beheaded the work of art. The intent of such action is to pour disgrace on the great Italian explorer. Actually, those who seek to land pigeon droppings only cover themselves in the stuff.

THE PLANET acknowledges that some of the Columbus protesters are motivated by honest intentions, and we do not dispute the less savory aspects of this human, all-too-human man. His voyages to the “New World” opened the way for European colonization of the Americas. Certainly, it had a negative impact, opening the slave trade and importing diseases that ravaged natives. Personal accounts indicate Columbus was autocratic obsessed with lineage. He believed in imperialism and, as a devout Catholic, took his faith into mystical, zealous realms.

Much of this “other side” of the great explorer surfaced during the quincentenary celebration of Columbus in 1992. The 500-year mark since he landed on the new shore — not the Indies or Cathay, as he thought — gave rise to a flood of Columbus scholarship that included the work of historians, anthropologists, archeologists, and biographers. THE PLANET devoured much of it  in autodidactic fashion. The new findings gave a more balanced view of this deeply flawed individual (aren’t we all?). That’s when we first started to hear not of Columbus’ “discovery” of the New World but of his “encounter” with it. Fair enough.

The new scholarship, however, also portrayed Columbus as  a man of immense courage, a master navigator with an enormous amount of self-confidence and personal magnetism. Moreover, he had incredible determination and endurance. As a leader and manager, he had genius. He was a classic example of Hegel’s “world-historical individuals” without whom human progress would be impossible.

We owe much to Christopher Columbus.

———- ooo ———-

This new view of Columbus set the balance about right. The fuller picture included both the pro-European and Native American perspectives. The most important element of this more accurate picture was that it showed Columbus to be a very much a man of his time — not ours. We have come a long way since 1492, some regrettable but on the whole good.

Unfortunately, in the generation since 1992, the push to demonize the man has taken hold — not, THE PLANET is convinced, of the majority of Americans but of the far-left radical activists who want to pretend you can pluck a man our of the 15th century, place him into Rod Taylor’s time machine, and put him on trial by 2020 standards. This pretension betrays an incredible naivety of human nature and a colossal ignorance of history. Of course, the schools and universities don’t teach that stuff any longer.

President Trump, on the comeback trail from COVID-19, issued a proclamation Friday, declaring today to be “Columbus Day,” not “Indigenous People’s Day” designed “to replace discussion of [Columbus’] vast contributions with talk of failings, his discoveries with atrocities, and his achievements with transgressions.” Trump criticized programs “grounded in the same type of revisionist history that is trying to erase Christopher Columbus from our national heritage. Together, we must safeguard our history and stop this new wave of iconoclasm by standing against those who spread hate and division.”

THE PLANET condemns racism and genocide as vigorously as anyone. Our personal philosophy is simple: love and respect others. That said, we are not so obtuse to take a man out of history, bring him 520 years into the future, and try him by the woke standards of today.

And what of the Italian-American community, who in the 1920s and ’30s raised personal, private money to erect monuments to the great explorer? They did it to honor America, their  heritage, and to express gratefulness at being in America. And what of every person descended from European ancestors? Would each be willing to forfeit homes, personal property, and private lives to give it back to — whom, exactly?  Are the anti-Columbus hooligans willing to do that?

No, we didn’t think so.

Happy Columbus Day, everyone.

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“Columbus? He gone on that boat. He gone find Ray Charles!”Flip Wilson, as Geraldine.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
19 days ago

Hello blogger Dan Valenti,

I read your comments about downtown Pittsfield today versus around 60 years ago, which were in response to Chuck Garivaltis’ blog post that there was always hope that North Street would recover from its distressed socioeconomic state. Chuck wrote that North Street in downtown Pittsfield (Mass.) was once a business district, not a play space. Chuck feels that North Street may be forever ruined as a business district. Also, children are at risk in the new bike lane from drivers.

My parents, Chuck and you have explained that North Street used to be a business district, and on payday, which was Thursday evenings, downtown Pittsfield had a lot of shoppers and diners at the nice stores and restaurants there. The younger generations only know North Street as a distressed socioeconomic zone full of Social Services agencies, a Juvenile Court full of troubled youth, and a dangerous place most people avoid after hours.

From 2004 – 2011, then Pittsfield Mayor Jimmy Ruberto bet it all on making North Street into a cultural mecca that (sarcasm): rivaled Paris, London, NYC, and L.A. Tens of millions of taxpayer dollars, and over between $2 to $3 million of GE’s settlement dollars, were spent on downtown Pittsfield’s “Ruberto renaissance”. Looking back, it did not work out for North Street, which is still in the proverbial ditch. Ruberto’s tenure saw the worst of Pittsfield’s socioeconomic declines with large numbers of population and job loss. During and since Ruberto, Pittsfield politics raised municipal taxes, fees, and debts to unsustainable levels while its tax base greatly diminished. It has been the worst of both Worlds for Pittsfield!

The point Chuck Garivaltis is making is that the lovely Linda Tyer’s bet that North Street as a play space won’t work, either. Downtown Pittsfield is and will be a distressed socioeconomic zone until North Street becomes a business district once again.

I look at it this way: Pittsfield doesn’t want living wage jobs, a solid middle class with healthy families, and a municipal financial management system that helps the average small business and residential taxpayer to build equity into their stores, restaurants, firms, and homes. It has been many decades now since GE pulled out of Pittsfield, and during all of that time, Pittsfield politics has done nothing of value for economic development. I believe that Pittsfield politics didn’t really try to make Pittsfield a nice community like it was 50 to 70 years ago.

I have studied the state lottery, which is very similar to casinos, tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana sales. The state lottery is meant to be a form of regressive taxation. The point of the lottery is not to redistribute state revenues to local government and their public school districts, but rather, it is to lessen the tax burden on wealthy corporations and upper class property owners. The state lottery is also used to give Beacon Hill state Legislators bigger salaries, stipends, expense accounts, and retirement benefits.

Like the state lottery, Pittsfield is profiting off of regressive taxation, including the state revenues the city government receives from the state lottery scheme. I call it “Perverse Incentives”, which is a term in economics used to describe a firm that profits off of producing deleterious societal outcomes. Pittsfield uses perverse incentives to profit off of the inner city’s distressed socioeconomic problems. Pittsfield politics brings in more money to its City Hall coffers by having poverty, crimes, welfare, social services, an underperforming public school district, and the like, than having its working class population working in living wage jobs that support a family. Poverty in intergenerational, so Pittsfield’s inner city will always have a clientele who are consuming downtown’s “Social Services Alley”.

In closing, it all makes sense to me because this is part of what I studied in college and graduate school decades ago. If one wants to live a rewarding and normal life working in a living wage job with a healthy middle class family, then get yourself out of inner city Pittsfield (if you are able to move), unless you plan on paying into the state lottery in hope of winning the lottery jackpot. Those are your odds on in and around North Street.

Jonathan A. Melle

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
19 days ago

Take the rest of this edition off.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
18 days ago

The best social program is a job.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
18 days ago

Hello blogger Dan Valenti,

As a follow-up to yesterday’s email letter about inner city Pittsfield’s distressed socioeconomic “circle of poverty” around North Street, I would like to say that the alternative to North Street’s “Social Services Alley” model is the “Invest in People” model. When a small business or a municipal government wants to transform a distressed socioeconomic inner city or neglected neighborhood, the way they are supposed to bring business and working/middle class families back is to invest in the people who live there.

Instead of social service agencies, welfare, crime/jail, underperforming public schools, millions of dollars for the arts/tourism, play spaces, and the like, Pittsfield should invest in people by using taxpayers’ economic development funds to bring back living wage jobs so working people are able to support their families and invest in their properties.

I liken the “Invest in People” argument to the classic movie “It’s a Wonderful Life”. George Bailey’s business model was to believe in the workers who lived in Bedford Falls, while Henry Potter’s business model was to shake them down for big profits. The movie portrayed George Bailey’s Bedford Falls as a place where the working people were kind and believed in each other, while Henry Potter’s Pottersville as a place where the working people were hostile and treated like chattel. I understand that the movie portrayed two extremes of a good versus evil community.

In closing, all I want out of government and politics is for every person to have a fair and equal opportunity to live a rewarding life in their respective community. When politicians and their municipal government invests in people, then the proverbial little guy has a fair shot at earning a living wage to be able to support his family and invest in their property.

– Jonathan Melle

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
18 days ago

The job of government is to protect its citizens.
Every citizen has a shot at a rewarding life in America through hard work and the choices they make for themselves and their families.
Poor choices equals not-so-rewarding life.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
17 days ago

And wanting a job.

JohnnyTwoCents
JohnnyTwoCents
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
17 days ago

No one is forcing anyone to buy a lottery ticket Mr. Melle. And it gives the have nots a chance. If they are gonna piss their money away on one of the big 3 – booze, smokes, or lottery – might as well be lottery- less harmful and us Kapanski’s are getting some of our cash back.

Toyle Lettbol
Toyle Lettbol
19 days ago

I guess this Columbus character debate should say….there were good people on both sides..sic. Aside…Just think,Nuclea Biotechnologies could have had millions in their coffers to find a vaccine research for Covid. They might not have come up with it but companies are getting tens of millions s to find a vaccine.

jon doe
jon doe
18 days ago

While it may be true that you can’t judge a man by today’s standards, you can decide that by today’s standards, he may not be so deserving of recognition. It’s a fine line I know, as most of today’s great civil societies, were built upon unjust travesties, and there are no do overs.

Riggs AnnRuggs
Riggs AnnRuggs
Reply to  jon doe
18 days ago

Viva Columbus. He was no worse than the U S attacking The Indians. And he did do something very important and dangerous. That was Not-an easy ride as you all know.

JohnnyTwoCents
JohnnyTwoCents
Reply to  jon doe
17 days ago

So are you okay with destroying the Lincoln memorial and Washington Monument and Jefferson Memorial?

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  JohnnyTwoCents
16 days ago

No

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
18 days ago

Chrissy Columbus (as his shipmates fondly referred to him) discovered the Americas purely by chance. His maps and rudimentary navigational equipment showed that the earth was flat but he wanted to drive right up to the edge and look over it. When he did not come to the edge after months of arduos journey he thought he must have been going in circles. So he locked his rudder and after 27 more days of horrendous Atlantic weather and eating nothing but sea gulls, he washed up on the shores of what is now America. By the first weeks end half of his crew died of rickets and the other half went insane. Christopher himself, walked the lands planting apple trees and giving bad legal advice to troubled indigenous youth.
His resume seems to have been creatively padded over the years.

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  Johnny Dimentia
18 days ago

You must have a PhD in history.

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  Acute Angina
17 days ago

Histrionics actually.

Roberto Del Halitoso
Roberto Del Halitoso
Reply to  Johnny Dimentia
18 days ago

Columbus sailed up the Housatonic and planted a flag and the spot is now Columbus Ave.

JohnnyTwoCents
JohnnyTwoCents
Reply to  Roberto Del Halitoso
17 days ago

That’s right. And that Italian stooge Ruberto tried to rename the street – he should be ashamed of himself!

Poco Hauntus
Poco Hauntus
Reply to  Johnny Dimentia
18 days ago

As opposed to being the prosecutor those progressive lefties label him.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
18 days ago

The Antifa/BLM feral animals were roaming Portland OR again last/Sunday night.

They went after Statues of Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt, then looted the Oregon Historical Society. This was promoted by Antifa as a “Day of Rage”, and tolerated by the Democrat Mayor and Governor.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/10/day-rage-portland-militants-topple-statues-roosevelt-lincoln-smash-oregon-historical-society-videos/

“The destruction was part of a “Day of Rage” promoted by the militants, who said that no cameras or livestreamers would be allowed.” First amendment be dammed!!!

No mention on these crimes by the MSM news this morning. These are the same “peaceful protesters” of Antifa the Biden/Harris Campaign speak fondly of.

Live footage the MSM will not air tells the story:

https://twitter.com/hashtag/PortlandRiots?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

One of the rioters, Tracy Lynn Molina, was an active participant (see links above). She has been arrested 7 times so far since spring and the D-DA turns her loose to loot and burn some more.

Last edited 18 days ago by Mad Trapper
JohnnyTwoCents
JohnnyTwoCents
Reply to  Mad Trapper
17 days ago

Open Fire!

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Mad Trapper
17 days ago

The white militia terrorist group planned to kidnapp the Govenors of Michigan and Virginia and send America into chaos…..Trump said nothing….if you dont get him out you are selling out your children and grandchildren.White men love Trump

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
18 days ago

Columbus et al. victims of the New Stalinism.

Amy Coney Barrett a new (old) kind of feminist:

https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/09/27/amy-coney-barrett-supreme-court-nominee-feminist-icon-422059

An interesting article as we get the popcorn ready for the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, otherwise known as a Democrat toddler tantrum.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
18 days ago

FYI. Drudge had a link to the article for about two or three days then took it off. He clearly wants to omit anything remotely pro-Trump.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
18 days ago

Since Drudge sold his operation to whom he won’t say, It has become more of a slant to one kind of news mostly. Revolver site has become the new old Drudge.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  J2S
18 days ago

Thanks for the tip on Revolver. I’ll check it out.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
17 days ago
Pat
Pat
18 days ago

The idea is to destroy our history. They are going after people who advanced civil rights so it’s not about personality or racism as they want you to believe, it’s about erasing history so people have nothing to look back to in order to say this is who we are. The far left wants to tell us who we are and portray us as a terrible country that needs a radical new form of government in order to save us from ourselves.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Pat
18 days ago

Right. I also note that Martin Luther King Jr. has not been heard of, invoked, or otherwise mentioned by the Left throughout this whole thing.

MLK has nothing to do with BLM POS.

Dan Valenti
Dan Valenti
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
18 days ago

It’s interesting to note that King, Malcolm X, and the Black Panthers (Newton, Cleaver, Brown) all disavowed the riots and urban violence (Watts, Detroit ’68), pointing out that it was blacks hurting blacks and setting back the cause.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Dan Valenti
18 days ago

I believe Dr. King wrote his dissertation at BU on the theology of looting. Something about “render unto me what is yours–or I’ll just take it, bitch.”

Be The Change
Be The Change
Reply to  Pat
18 days ago

This happens periodically all throughout history, we’re still unsure of The Pyramids for the same reason. Political Babel people can not easily conceive of, until it’s too late…. no do-overs – right down to the lie of the Appellate Court. If you believe you are free just ask Drudge, & Ops will set you straight.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Be The Change
18 days ago

I’d respond to your point if I knew what that point is.

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  Pat
18 days ago

I am not sure Columbus advanced civl rights Pat. Maybe by Trumps standards he did but the Native Americans saw things differently.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Johnny Absurd
18 days ago

I’m not talking about Columbus and you know it.

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  Pat
17 days ago

Truthfully, I did not know that at all.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Pat
17 days ago

Pat loves the fantasy of Columbus. Move on.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
18 days ago

Link to the hearings: https://www.c-span.org/video/?476315-1/supreme-court-nominee-amy-coney-barrett-confirmation-hearing-day1

Yup, Dickness Durbin (Dim-IL) drones on . . .

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
18 days ago

Mike Lee (R-UT) has to ‘splain, unfortunately, to the folks the separation of powers.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
18 days ago

Explains the history of the Court–overwhelming majority of SCOTUS cases have been decided 9-0, 8-1, or 7-2.

Decision by 5-4 “relatively rare.” And even so not always the end of the story–maybe the feds acted when it was a state matter, or vice versa, for example.

Dem tantrums are disgusting.

[BTW, have Republicans ever pulled this shit in these hearings?]

Everbodee Revolt Ted
Everbodee Revolt Ted
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
18 days ago

In my lifetime I think of MLK as averting a garbage strike and an infamous womanizer. He most famous for his speech,that’s it?

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Everbodee Revolt Ted
17 days ago

King Kennedy Kennedy Malcolm X were assinated because people power were about to overthrow the corporations.Then corporations got smart and destroyed Unions created NAFTA and beat the tar out of the middle class by taxing them to death and cutting taxes to corporations and the wealthy

Pat
Pat
18 days ago

Portland, Oregon rioters last night tore down not only Columbus statues, but Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt statues also. They have been taught by their radical college teachers that all American history must be destroyed to make way for their new radical form of government.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
18 days ago

Senators Hawley and Sasse schooling the Dims on the Constitution, basic rights. How about some fundamental civics, y’all?

https://dailycaller.com/2020/10/12/josh-hawley-ben-sasse-amy-coney-barrett-media-democrats-confirmation-hearings/

The New Stalinism can’t abide the US Constitution and its protections of basic rights.

The New Stalinism depends on judge-made law, diktat, and fiat.

The New Stalinism must destroy the Constitution and all who invoke it.

The New Stalinism must crush any trace of religion (except maybe Islam, because that will help crush Christianity and everything else, especially Judaism and Israel).

The New Stalinism must eradicate free speech and free thought.

The New Stalinism must root out tolerance and impose its views on everyone, everywhere.

Totalitarianism rules.

Be The Change
Be The Change
18 days ago

What ever happened to cc, a lyrical gangsta

Poco Hauntus
Poco Hauntus
Reply to  Be The Change
18 days ago

All Trump rallies have very little Black or Jewish attendance? Isn’t that so obvious,or is it me?

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Poco Hauntus
17 days ago

There’s a movement out there called Blexit (black exit from the Dimorat Party?). Perhaps check that out.

Free Bird
Free Bird
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
17 days ago

Blexit held a rally in D.C. last weekend but I’m sure the mainstream media ignored it.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Free Bird
17 days ago

Reported everywhere because the only ones there were paid.

Gigi
Gigi
18 days ago

Happy COLUMBUS DAY to my fellow friends on the Planet!
And shame on the Pittsfield School Committee socialist members who chose to remove Christopher Columbus’s name from the school calendar.

https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2015/10/12/happy-columbus-day-how-spain-made-the-world-a-smaller-place-and-championed-human-rights-in-the-process/

jon doe
jon doe
17 days ago

Hey Day Tripper, I saw this on Fox News. I’m surprised you didn’t post it. Seems the republican party in California is putting up fake ballot boxes to collect ballots. Do we really think it’s a good idea for ANY party to put up fake ballot boxes and be taking ballots to do who knows what with them.
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/california-unofficial-ballot-drop-off-boxes

J2S
J2S
Reply to  jon doe
17 days ago

Article on ballot boxes. Cali screwed it up with passed law.

https://www.redstate.com/shipwreckedcrew/2020/10/13/california-democrat-legislature-passed-a-stupid-vote-harvesting-law-and-
are-now-paying-the-price/

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
17 days ago

How right you are again Danny Boy and I shall point out it was your ole boyhood pal, also Italian, the former Mayor and ship jumper Ruberto, who dissed his heritage and tried to rename Columbus Avenue

J2S
J2S
Reply to  danvalenti
17 days ago

Did you make him an offer he couldn’t refuse? That explains why they were calling you, Don Planet at the time this effort was going on to change the name.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
17 days ago

Joe had another bad day……”I’m Joe Biden and I’m running for the Senate.”

No one showed up for his bus tour in AZ. Only a handfull of supporters have been showing up for his rallies. Trump, on the other hand, attracts thousands. And thousands have been participating in boat parades, car parades, tractor parades. I smell a landslide win!

https://thefederalist.com/2020/10/12/joe-biden-forgets-what-office-hes-running-for-declares-senate-candidacy/

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
17 days ago

Doesn’t it give you a warm feeling all over to see these wonderful people turning out for Don Trump and Joe Biden having such a sad day. the federalist is such an upbeat publication. Always a bad word to cheer up the Trumpsters.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Thomas More
17 days ago

Hey More – you’re the guy supporting Biden, the senile swamp creature running for Senate! Why aren’t you & yours supporting his rallies? At least throw him a 5-car parade or something!

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
17 days ago

Is that all you guys got? Somehow I don’t see Biden worrying too much about your juvenile chatterboxing. Some Trump supporters live for his fourth grade jabs and blabber mouthing. These are the WWF fake wrestling fans who still think it is real.
So when and adult like Biden comes before them they are not sure how to react so they defaut to Trumps wimpering and sniveling attacks. I doubt that type of behavior is going to move the country forward which I would hope is everyones desire.
But it is what it is.

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
17 days ago

Because I’ve fishin’ up at the lake. Real dumb, ’cause the stupid bastards are biten on land.

Dina Krol Jr
Dina Krol Jr
17 days ago

The sad young man who runs ‘The Pittsfielder’ and is spearheading the downtown shared spaces nonsense is having a real hard time with public opinion. Other than a few staunch supporters he has become pittsfield’s #1 online punching bag, with hundreds of comments pointing out how bad it really is. Go to ‘The Pittsfielder’ facebook page and see how he put up a photo of puppies to try to save face, but it’s more of a mental break.

If you dont want hundreds of citizens complaining to you, dont run a public forum after screwing up downtown traffic.

Also has anyone ever googled ‘lucas marion iberkshires new lenox’ and clicked the first result from Jan 3, 2008? It’s worth a look 😉

Mikey Bikee
Mikey Bikee
Reply to  danvalenti
17 days ago

B L M…….Bicyclists Lives Matters.

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  danvalenti
17 days ago

My sources tell me that the five year master plan has the city moving Park Square to North street and putting in an overhead trolley that only goes one way once a week. Kite flying will no longer be allowed on North street due to the overhead electrical configuration as well as a general lack of interest in such things.

Hancok Roadee
Hancok Roadee
Reply to  Johnny Absurd
17 days ago

Dan, what going on at Hancock road? Somebody building a Fort? Trucks blocking the road,not good ppd.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
17 days ago

Liars, liars, pants on fires.

Biden lies:
–Republicans court-packing. Wrong. Lie
–ACB confirm process is unconstitutional. Wrong. Lie.
–Trump responsible for tanking the economy with lockdowns. Wrong. Lie. WTF?

The Left fully engaged now is twisting the meanings of words, as usual. Who actually buys what they’re trying to sell? Scary.

ACB’s notes = blank white papers.

Chick is the shit, yo.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
17 days ago

Limbaugh saying the WHO announcement about the futility of lockdowns was coordinated with the Biden campaign. Bide will give them all the money they want, Trump won’t.

QED

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
17 days ago

The Dimorats know that their supporters, like More, will swallow anything that they are fed. The dumbing down of America!

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
17 days ago

Limbaugh was saying that the Republicans in the House in 2017 bought the Russia hoax thing and therefore didn’t want to revise Obummercare because they thought Trump would be gone.

Idiots. Paul Ryan a massive failure.

So another case of a Dimorat lie working.

I expect the Dim lemmings to lap up the lies, but Republicans?

And you wonder why Trump got the nomination and actually won . . .

Remember Dirty Harry’s “a friend told me Romney didn’t pay his taxes” on the Senate floor?

They later went to this dick and told him it wasn’t true.

He said, “Oh, well, Obama won, didn’t he?”

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
17 days ago

That makes a lot of sense.

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
17 days ago

More is very gullible, nor smart like fritz.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
17 days ago

Seems like the current City of Pits administration get their jollies out of spending grant monies for idiotic projects such as parklettes and petri dish dining areas yet meanwhile completely neglects the rest of major issues in the City. It has been almost a week since the thunderstorm wrecked havoc in the City. Have seen no attempt by the City to clean up the debris. All towns around us had their towns cleaned up by last Friday. It is much more important that City workers paint new cluster mess designs on North, Melville and Wahconah Streets. How many years has this administration blown off request to paint traffic lines in the rest of the City? How about all the traffic signage and lights that have been knocked over and not replaced for years now? How come there was no traffic study for this new cluster on North Street. I asked my City Councilor if the City could put up a couple of speed limit signs on my street since it has now turned into a raceway for the Allendale pot shops and Spectrum methadone clinic. Was told that the “Mayor” refused to allow it until a traffic study was done and “she didn’t like to fund traffic studies”. Plus councilor told me the Mayor does not return their calls. Guess it all who she knows and likes!

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
17 days ago

More Trump supporters than Biden supporters turn up to greet Sleepy Joe in Ohio!

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/10/trump-supporters-line-greet-joe-biden-arrives-cincinnati-event-video/

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
17 days ago

Do you guys really think Trump clown is ok?Most Trumpers are not going to vote for him again.Angry white men are still on board as ith CRAZY DON

J2S
J2S
Reply to  The school committee
17 days ago

And I thought Sheldon was brilliant until you came along.

Hunts Haul
Hunts Haul
Reply to  J2S
17 days ago

Dan whatgives at pct? Comercial (promotion) for Berkshire Hill C C? Called a promotion from someone who used to coach athletics here? What Gives?

Juan Alvarez
Juan Alvarez
17 days ago

Did anyone else see the DA’s office ask for dangerousness hearing on the guy for burning Biden Harris hay bails, with some of the stuff they let slide, they want this guy locked up with no bail – do you think she’d take the same action if it wasn’t a political sign or a Trump sign?

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  danvalenti
17 days ago

That’s because your a Trumpster.

Hell Toupee
Hell Toupee
Reply to  danvalenti
17 days ago

I wish we had a DA like ACB, a fantastic woman. We’re stuck with half wit Harrington.

Hunts Haul
Hunts Haul
Reply to  Juan Alvarez
17 days ago

Don’t bail him out. No bail period,,the man was wrong. Fine him and probation should do it. After all a dangerous hearing would probably help his denfense with this D A.

Mc Squeaky Toy
Mc Squeaky Toy
Reply to  Juan Alvarez
17 days ago

Maybe he can ask for a companionate release like those drug dealers.

Maybe Squeaky thought bales was about bail?

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
17 days ago

Love it!

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Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
17 days ago

That WAS a special moment!

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
17 days ago

Don’t love it.

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Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
17 days ago

Ranting lunatic, that fake indian!

Joe Blow
Joe Blow
17 days ago

Crazy that burnt hay bales are getting more attention than young woman’s murder

braintree
braintree
Reply to  Joe Blow
17 days ago

Hay bale arson doesn’t happen every day.

Quasi Buknotmotow
Quasi Buknotmotow
Reply to  braintree
17 days ago

Now that’ is the post of the day!

Hell Toupee
Hell Toupee
17 days ago

By the way, Judge Barrett’s killing it. The Democrats are all over the place today. They look and sound stupid. She’s running circles around them.

Quasi Buknotmotow
Quasi Buknotmotow
Reply to  Hell Toupee
17 days ago

Yeah. And and Ted Williams couldn’t hit a straight fastball.