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THE ‘A, B, Cs’ OF NOV. 4, THE DAY AFTER THE ELECTION

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION 16-8, 2020) — Today, THE PLANET lays out three scenarios for Nov. 3 and the day after.

A. On Nov. 4, America will wake up to a new president-elect, Joe Biden. Here’s why:

  • Democrats have $85 million more in reserved ad time.
  • Polls are holding up for Biden.
  • Biden holds the lead in a majority of swing states.
  • Debates: Trump blew a fuse in debate one and pulled out of debate two (now canceled entirely).
  • Trump just spent time fighting COVID-19, taking him off the campaign trail.
  • Trump’s recent criticism of AG Barr and Secretary of State Pompeo shows the president’s volatility. Americans want calm and stability in the White House.
  • Trump has been unfocused lately, all over the place.
  • Two-thirds of those requesting mail-in ballots are Democrats.

B. On Nov. 4, America will wake up to four more years for President Trump. Here’s why:

  • People are discounting the “shy” Trump voters who will do their speaking on Election Day.
  • The Real Clear poll of polls shows that Biden’s perceived lead is less than Hillary Clinton’s at a similar point in the campaign. We know how that turned out for Democrats.
  • The “enthusiasm” factor. Trump draws crowds. Biden draws crickets.
  • The Bloomberg poll shows that both Republicans and Independents are far less likely to reveal their voting preferences prior to Election Day.
  • Trump fought and beat COVID-19 and is back on the campaign trail.
  • Trump, far from being all over the place, is tackling numerous issues in presidential fashion.
  • Trump did the right thing skipping debate 2, which would have been virtual. And now C-SPAN has suspended its would-be moderator, Steve Scully, indefinitely.
  • He’s planning an the Mother of all October Surprises.

C. On Nov. 4, America will wake up not knowing who will be their next president. Here’s why:

  • We won’t have a declared winner on election night.
  • Slow in-person balloting will jam up the polls, leading to a delay in ballot counting.
  • In key states such as Pennsylvania and Wisconsin (others also), the tallying of mail-in ballots won’t begin until Nov. 3. In those states, votes won’t be counted until the polls close. Then poll workers (1) have to confirm the identity of the voter with registration rolls to make sure the voter is eligible. (2) The outer addressed envelope has to be opened to (3) get to the envelope inside with the actual ballot. (4) The ballot is examined to make sure it satisfies formal voting requirements. (5) Mismarked ballots are thrown out. (6) The ballot envelop with the voter’s preference is then tallied. It’s a slow process ripe with opportunities for things to go haywire. Primary voting in Wisconsin, for example, saw 23,000 ballots disqualified because of marking errors. That is more than Trump’s margin of victory in 2016.
  • Short of an obvious landslide one way of the other, the order of the day will be for the “loser” to take the results to the courts.
  • There will be unprecedented civil unrest, with mobs taking to the streets with no good in mind. In fact, there will be no mind at all, as is the case with mobs.

There. THE PLANET has given you the three likely options for Election Day and beyond. Our question: Which of the three do you think will prevail? Do you like A, B, or C? Why?

Have a great weekend, everybody.

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LOVE TO ALL.

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The school committee
The school committee
15 days ago

Almost 60 000 test positive today 8 months after Trump kept it from America and not Wall Street.Kids are not in school brcause of Trump and the Republicans.Today we have 219,000 dead from a failed person and President. White men love Trump.We have stopped growing our country and we will revert to Trump greatness in our own minds.

Last edited 15 days ago by The school committee
Amandawell
Amandawell
Reply to  The school committee
15 days ago

Trump will not win November 4 that I am certain of.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Amandawell
13 days ago

“Mr. Trump will not be president.”
–Barack Hussein Obama

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  The school committee
14 days ago

Kids are not in school because of obstructionist school teacher’s unions. MA – possibly the most liberal state in the country – had to kick the butts of lazy Pittsfield teachers to get them back to work. Pittsfield teachers are a disgrace, hang your heads in shame. You fail. F for effort and F for results. They only get an A++ in salary relative other Berkshire Co workers. DeFund the teacher’s unions today.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Kermit Frog
14 days ago

The Mass Teachers Association supports the murder of unborn children, vociferously.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Kermit Frog
12 days ago

Wrong.Kids are not in school because of Trumps inability to succeed at anything.

Hendrix
Hendrix
Reply to  The school committee
14 days ago

Not one person under the age of 20 has died in MA from COVID. Trump isn’t the reason kids are not in school, it is the teachers union using COVID as a crutch to justify not going to work since March. This whole learn from Zoom at home crap isn’t working for anyone, especially the kids. Parents can’t work, kids (especially minorities and those in poverty) are suffering from a widened achievement gap, and employers cannot find help.

If the parents cannot work and are expected to stay home to teach their children then it is time we start paying them instead of the teachers.

Not So Tough
Not So Tough
Reply to  Hendrix
9 days ago

Even if what your saying is true It all started with the presidents mismanagement of Covid!!! It’s that simple!!

J2S
J2S
Reply to  The school committee
13 days ago

Don’t wear a mask and head to Chinatown.

Blare
Blare
Reply to  The school committee
12 days ago

TSC,

You really hate Trump. I get it. But here are a few stats for you to ponder as you bang the drum of fear.

-So far 448 deaths have been under age 25.
-In 2018 there were over 6,800 suicides in that age group. By all indications that number will be off the charts this year. An increase measured in thousands of lives.

Stop fear-mongering. If for no other reason than it is causing massive harm to our kids. Anyone who claims we have “protected” kids through our actions is delusional.

The good news is that people will likely be held accountable. Human rights attorneys are all over this now. The next few years will be interesting.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Blare
11 days ago

Trump is constitutionally responsible for Americas healtb and safety. Ignoring the virus is why on Oct 18,2020 we continue to walk out in front of the same bus

Scotch Wigeons
Scotch Wigeons
15 days ago

A b c,or d……..I think what Dan is really saying whomever wins….were screwed. Joe might not want to be President now that he has a four hundred million dollar war chest. And really did Savanah Guthrie actually believe the President asked Coney to make a deal before the S C Nomination. Amy Klobuchar said it best….Just follow the footprints.

Pat
Pat
14 days ago

I think there will be civil unrest with all 3 scenarios. If Trump wins either by a landslide or by a slim margin, there will be civil unrest by the same groups that have been causing trouble all summer. In a Biden victory, still more civil unrest because the system still needs to be broken down to make way for this radical form of government, more police defunded, criminals will run amok. If no clear winner, the media and Democrats will be broadcasting victory anyway for Biden and will silence all voices who say otherwise and will use the same violent groups to stir up trouble. With such radical extremism in our country, I don’t have a lot of hope for a peaceful transfer of power. I will, however, hope and pray for a good outcome.

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  Pat
14 days ago

I’m hoping that no matter who wins, and my hope is clearly Biden, that they win by such a clear margin that evening, that the yet to be counted mail in results won’t even matter. Unfortunately it’s more likely we’ll go to bed on election day not knowing.

The irony about Trump is, when he was running four years ago he bragged about how presidential he would be if elected. If he only actually did act presidential the last four years, he probably would have been a shoe in, but he just has no impulse control.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  jon doe
14 days ago

Considering how wimpy Republicans have acted for the past 20 years or more, President Trump is exactly the right person for the presidency. He isn’t acting presidential, he really is presidential and a great leader who has accomplished more good for the country than any president in recent history. He is passionate about our country because he loves our country and will fight for it. He doesn’t want to fight to destroy it or speak politely while trying to tear down our country like the far left.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Pat
14 days ago

You and jon doe are both correct.

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  Pat
14 days ago

What’s scary is I think you really believe that. Have you heard John Kelly’s latest comments on Trump?

A former White House chief of staff, retired Marine general John Kelly, told friends that Donald Trump’s “dishonesty” is “astounding” and “pathetic”, a report has said.

“The depths of his dishonesty is just astounding to me,” the retired Marine general told friends, according to a report by CNN.

“The dishonesty, the transactional nature of every relationship, though it’s more pathetic than anything else. He is the most flawed person I have ever met in my life,” he allegedly said.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  jon doe
14 days ago

John Kelly is a globalist. He is connected to the swamp. And CNN is fake news.

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
13 days ago

Trump only hires the best people, so he says. But then he burns through them constantly. And most people who have worked for him have nothing good to say. You can’t have it both ways.

Mr. G
Mr. G
Reply to  Pat
13 days ago

Trump had the opportunity to “fight for our country” 5 times. He chose bone spurs instead. Fortunate Son, which he ripped off for use at his rallies without compensation to or permission from the artist, is the perfect song for him. Apparently he has never listened to the lyrics.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Mr. G
12 days ago

Biden got out of military service also . . . Asthma, I think, or was it brain farts?

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

Trump is a WHITE MAN who is looking for the KKK White Supremacist vote.He and the wealthy need to split the voters by racism or the people will run the country for the future of America. Whats at stake is the wealth of America goes to SS and Medicare education and solar industry will be off the charts. so the racist need to vote Trump.Putin needs you to vote Trump.American women need to kick this pig to the curb.Hes a big fat white awlful pig.Biden will win in a landslide a absolute record off the charts victory.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  jon doe
14 days ago

I’m hoping Trump wins because Biden doesn’t even know what office he’s running for, and couldn’t run the McDonalds on West Housatonic let alone the country, but your assessment of Trump is spot on, except I believe he said he “could” be presidential not the he “would” be. Regardless, he blew it. And at this point Biden could shoot somebody on 5th Ave and Main Street media wouldn’t report it.

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
14 days ago

Can anybody straighten that McDonalds out ? Line into West Hous half the time around lunch hour.

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  Johnny99
14 days ago

That place has been mismanaged for years.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  jon doe
13 days ago

You’ve got your own problems if you go to McDonalds . . .

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  Pat
13 days ago

That is an interesting point. You might be right.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
14 days ago

Choice A: A 47-year do nothing career politician who is nearly 78-years-old, & a Chameleon named Kamala who called out her running mate for his political history of racism.
Choice B: A volatile racist and sexist demagogue who practices moral hypocrisy and snake oil sales, & a religious extremist nutcase who calls his wife “Mother” and won’t meet in a room alone with a professional woman.
Choice C: A litigated election that will end up in the U.S. Supreme Court, while our divided nation protests an unfair presidential election.
In conclusion, We the People are going to get yet another royal screwing over, while the COVID19 pandemic and 2020 economic recession continues on without end.

Sojourner Truth
Sojourner Truth
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
14 days ago

Do not fear !!! Qanon is here ! The satanic, pizza parlor basement dwelling, blood drinking, pediphile lizard men’s cabal will immerge with Osama bin Laden and the staged Seal Team 6 as conspirators. Can any rationale, educated, reasonable person buy into all the bs being espoused ? Oh ? Maybe. After all it is 2020.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Sojourner Truth
12 days ago

Anybody on this board has biught into Q

HWCBN
HWCBN
14 days ago

John Krol is moving back to Pittsfield run for mayor….so I’ve been told

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  HWCBN
14 days ago

Puke and Puki lead the way.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  HWCBN
14 days ago

What, Krol has failed at another private sector job? He hasn’t been able to hold a job eva!
A failed businessman does not make a good mayor!

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
14 days ago

Yea, look what happened when voters were dumb enough to vote Ruberto in.

Dan Valenti
Dan Valenti
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
14 days ago

No. He actually was successful in the job according to my sources with the company.

Shakes
Shakes
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
12 days ago

A failed businessman would make a great president!

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  HWCBN
14 days ago

Guy Smiley! Just what we need. I guess the sales gig didn’t work out too well?

Tinging Cheak
Tinging Cheak
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
14 days ago

I prefer to call him Doug. Can’t back anyone associated with Ruberto anyway.

braintree
braintree
Reply to  HWCBN
14 days ago

Is this a 3 AM post from Cumby’s?

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  HWCBN
14 days ago

Anybody but Tyer.

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  HWCBN
14 days ago

He’s got three years to wait.

Dina Krol Jr
Dina Krol Jr
Reply to  HWCBN
14 days ago

Might as well just elect an upturned broom and plop it in the corner office chair.

Dan Valenti
Dan Valenti
Reply to  HWCBN
14 days ago

I can think of worse candidates. Actually, I think JK would make a good one.

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  Dan Valenti
14 days ago

Well if he campaigns with a promise to do a forensic audit in his first six months in office he had better come through with it. we need a mayor who will do what they say and not cater to the specia interests.
So, John, will you promise forensic audit within your first six months in office?

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  danvalenti
14 days ago

That might be true. But I would not believe him unless he named the time, the company who would do the audit and the end date. Pittsfield politicians have an absolutely horrid record of coming through on campaing promises. Right mayor Tyer?

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  danvalenti
13 days ago

He is a new Wojkowski candidate. It is apparent on his Boston placement. I think he is a deal breaker for a lot of people based on the radio show. I don’t really like him for the job (personally he seems fine, he is a decent guy) but policy wise he seems like some ones poodle – a bit Hinds lite.

JohnnyTwoCents
JohnnyTwoCents
Reply to  Johnny Dimentia
14 days ago

I here he can’t make it through a single day without skipping out of the office, forget 6 months

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  Dan Valenti
14 days ago

You also think Trump is a great president.

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  danvalenti
14 days ago

You’ve made no secret of your affinity for Trump. I’ll concede that “great” is a leap on my part.

As for Krol, he is completely lacking in character. I’ll leave it at that.

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  danvalenti
13 days ago

I always thought he was a charlatan but hoped I was wrong. I really do think if he could have controlled himself and utilized being an outsider as a way to bring people together and get things done, he could have been pretty successful. But the truth is that he’s petty, narcissistic, and lacks leadership qualities. That can work when you’re running your own business, but not when you’re running the country.

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  danvalenti
13 days ago

Many politicians are con men. Trump is a bonafide con man having in fact taken that title to its highest level ever in the history of mankind. So there is that similarity.

EWendt
EWendt
Reply to  Dan Valenti
13 days ago

Krol was a lead supporter of Harrington, indicating he is a terrible judge of character and skills, Dan. Or did you mean he would be a good candidate rather than a good mayor, Dan?

The Thought Police
The Thought Police
Reply to  Dan Valenti
12 days ago

Krol is cut from the same cloth as the rest of the Dotties bunch. Just a male Harrington.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  HWCBN
14 days ago

He supported the policies of, and is aligned with Tyer & Harrington. His patchwork resume speaks volumes and not in a positive way. He ‘s only had his new job for a year – if he’s doing so well – why leave a good gig? When I lived in the Pitt and watched him on cc meetings, I can’t say that I ever agreed with his opinions. He’s a progressive dem!

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  HWCBN
13 days ago

Why are my comments on this gone? Maybe I am going bonkers maybe I mentioned Albert W?

HWCBN
HWCBN
14 days ago

The thought of “Heels Up” Harris as our president makes me ill. If you fall for the Biden/Harris nonsense, then we are all doomed.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  HWCBN
14 days ago

Most Americans will be shocked at how fast the radical agenda will begin. Spread defund the police across the country as Helen Moon attempted to begin in this area, but was fired for doing this before the Democrats are in charge. They don’t want people to know their plans to radically transform our country into a place you will not like or recognize.

Jerry Packard
Jerry Packard
Reply to  HWCBN
14 days ago

I am proud and pleased that KH is set to be our president four or eight years hence. She is competent and methodical, and has the best prospects for our country at heart. Our country has not outlived its destiny yet, and KH will bring us ever closer to that admirable goal. The likelihood and positiveness of this eventuality is the inverse of the number of ‘thumbs-downs’ this post will receive, so, vote away, please!

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Jerry Packard
14 days ago

She is president now? I know she thinks she is already, but last I heard she was running for VP. She thinks the youth that the far left indoctrinated in the schools are really stupid, but she wants their vote anyway. No, I don’t think that most Americans are as impressed with KH as you call her or she would be running for president now and not Joe Biden. Her very good friend Barack Obama made sure she became the VP in line with his own radical transformation plans for America which include making China the #1 power in the world.

JohnnyTwoCents
JohnnyTwoCents
Reply to  Jerry Packard
14 days ago

You’re nuts and need to be sectioned!

Jerry Packard
Jerry Packard
Reply to  JohnnyTwoCents
14 days ago

like a grapefruit

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
14 days ago

Landslide for Trump.
Look at the enthusiasm he has generated – thousands show up and stand in line for hours, even in inclement weather, to attend his rallies. Hundreds and sometimes thousands participate in boat parades, tractor parades etc. to show support for Trump. Often at Biden appearances, more Trump supporters show up to heckle him than Biden fans. Biden is the most corrupt VP in American history. A vote for Biden is an anti-American, globalist vote – as the Democrat party seeks to morph this country into a socialist “utopia” in order to usher in one-world government.
If you love your country, vote Trump!

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  danvalenti
14 days ago

Trump is also a swirling toilet and we are all going down into the sewer with him. It may be too late even if he gets voted out.

Jerry Packard
Jerry Packard
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
14 days ago

my belief is that it is the republic party that wants to do us in

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  Jerry Packard
13 days ago

Their behavior suggests they may all be working for the Kremlin. What does Putin have on so many U.S. senators that they would sell out their own country?

Pat
Pat
14 days ago

Great Town Hall last night for President Trump. The moderator attempted a hit job against him, attempted to rattle him, but he was great. Even people who said they were not sure who they would vote for or might vote for Biden, seemed to really like him, even one complimenting President Trump on his great smile. Everyone, except the moderator, was respectful.

Joe Biden’s Town Hall, on the other hand, showed Joe at his worst and he was not interrupted by the moderator every 20 seconds like President Trump was enduring at his Town Hall. No rapid fire questions for Joe. The moderator kept it toned down and easy.

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  Pat
14 days ago

Awww, poor Donnie. Everybody picks on him. Wahhhhh

Aemelia Ear Hurts
Aemelia Ear Hurts
14 days ago

Is this true? From yesterday.

Barry Bikepath

Reply to  Aemelia Ear Hurts 11 hours ago

“Hey the city gets $8,500 a helicopter every time they land. If they just fly around and don’t land it’s only $3,600.”

Where’s that cash go? How about to pay my property taxes for the pain and suffering?

In fact, where’s the cash go from the airport in general?

Nothing but a scam for the convenience of Richie Rich. Never heard a attack helicopter up here before the runaway expansion boondoggle.

Bnkie Bruscseter
Bnkie Bruscseter
Reply to  Aemelia Ear Hurts
14 days ago

Broadway has been shutdown. Don’t let the Berkshires be a haven for out of work lazy actors who will just open up more problems in the months ahead.

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  Aemelia Ear Hurts
14 days ago

Is the mayor using a helicopter to fly from West street to Dotties for breakfast each morning? And if so, when is she siging off on the forensic audit?

Aemelia Ear Hurts
Aemelia Ear Hurts
Reply to  Aemelia Ear Hurts
14 days ago

Airport manager tells me the landing fee for helicopters is $20.

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  Aemelia Ear Hurts
14 days ago

So how much does Dotties charge to land on her city owned patio?

Barry Bikepath
Barry Bikepath
Reply to  Johnny Dimentia
14 days ago

The parklets act as landing zones for helicopters and drug addicts. The parklets will have needle boxes attached to them.

Barry Bikepath
Barry Bikepath
Reply to  Aemelia Ear Hurts
14 days ago

That’s what the city says it gets, how else can you get a personal slush fund you can’t report all the money to Eddie, he’d keep it for himself.
Do you think all the money raised actually goes back to the city? It’s called Lying Aviation.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Barry Bikepath
14 days ago

How about a source for our flying ace lass?

Last edited 14 days ago by Edward R. Murrow
Barry Bikepath
Barry Bikepath
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
14 days ago

Look at the funding for the airport and the requirement from the grant.
You can also do a look see ask for the airport financials.

It’s $4 per 1000 lb MTOW a Blackhawk MTOW is 22,000.
Hourly fees for GPU $150 an hour, after hours costs $100 an hour, refueling fees, taxi fees, truck service fee, security fees the city might get $20 but that’s what FBO Lying Aviation is there for.
It’s a way for a company to make money supported by tax payer dollars, it’s the Pittsfield Way.

https://www.aopa.org/destinations/business/11748#fees

Aemelia Ear Hurts
Aemelia Ear Hurts
Reply to  Barry Bikepath
13 days ago

I don’t think this applies to military helicopters, but only to private/commercial flights?

Something for the Planet to look into, if Mr. Bikepath is trustworthy.

Serious thing saying the CITY gets $8,500 every time a military helicopter lands.

I just don’t think so.

I’ve always been +told that the Pittsfield Muni is a “public use” airport, and therefore we can’t do anything about these helo visits.

Barry Bikepath
Barry Bikepath
Reply to  Aemelia Ear Hurts
13 days ago

Yeah you’re wrong again but you keep pushing that propaganda.
The city doesn’t get the money, the FBO does, that’s the problem.
And the reason the military gets to use the airport, do you see them in in north or south county? No? It is because we took that free money for airport upgrades. It came with a cost. Airport gets the upgrades, lying aviation gets the money and pays very little to the city, taxpayers suffer. It’s the Pittsfield way.
Oh any you likely taxpayers paid about $4 million when it was all said and done to suffer from those helicopters. Expect it to get worse. Before it was only Wednesday, now it’s up to three days a week.

But I don’t really care, they are prohibited from flying over gated communities.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Barry Bikepath
12 days ago

You clearly said, “Hey the city gets $8,500 a helicopter every time they land.”

But now it is the FBO?

I’ve mentioned that it is a “public use” airport. Not sure about GB or NA airports, but I don’t think so.

And what’s the propaganda I’m pushing? I’m just trying to get the truth here.

And you are not helping.

Mr. G
Mr. G
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
12 days ago

The airport, such as it is, in Great Barrington hosts monthly night training exercises with Black Hawk helicopters according to the operator in recent public meetings. No idea who pays whom or how much, but military helicopters do land In south county.

Barry Bikepath
Barry Bikepath
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
12 days ago

So I guess you are both Amelia and Ed? Ok.
Now I know to ignore both. At least if you’re gonna use a name stick with it.

The city gets the money simpleton and a fee for doing the paperwork. The FBO gets the majority of it.
The city also got 20-25 million for the upgrades to the airport and the local taxpayers kicked in 4 million.
Do the math locals paid $4 million to get 20 million airport upgrade, people living by the airport get screwed, I’m sure all everyone in Pittsfield gets free private jet rides like me, lying aviation gets the benefits.
They can’t fly over gated communities. I’m safe

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
14 days ago

Drudge still useful for something:

CABLE NEWS RACE WEDS, OCT 14, 2020

FOXNEWS TUCKER 5,854,000
FOXNEWS HANNITY 5,427,000
FOXNEWS THE FIVE 5,035,000
FOXNEWS INGRAHAM 4,661,000
FOXNEWS BAIER 4,024,000
MSNBC MADDOW 3,797,000
FOXNEWS CAVUTO 3,738,000
MSNBC O’DONNELL 2,840,000
MSNBC HAYES 2,434,000
CNN CUOMO 2,291,000
CNN COOPER 2,126,000

Bnkie Bruscseter
Bnkie Bruscseter
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
14 days ago

Fake News.I’ve got Cuomo at number one and ingraham way behind Maddox. Where did you find these numbers?

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Bnkie Bruscseter
14 days ago

Drudge still useful for something:

If Drudge knows anything, it is media numbers. That’s how he started, I believe. He’s always been a Hollywood/media gossip type of guy.

Who says Richard Madcow is smart? Oh, right, the zombie lemmings . . .

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
14 days ago

Which goes to prove that Fox news is better at herding sheep. And good for them I say. Herd those sheep Fox news, herd those sheep.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Johnny Dimentia
14 days ago

Right, as opposed to the zombie lemmings sucking on their bespoke Fakebook and Twitter feeds, censored at that.

Jerry Packard
Jerry Packard
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
14 days ago

Rachel is the smartest and most talented by far

Jerry Packard
Jerry Packard
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
14 days ago

If you are looking for a credible news source, consider Norah O’Donnell of the CBS Evening News. O’Donnell has just won the 2020 Edward R. Murrow award for excellence in broadcast journalism. Since 1971, Murrow award recipients have demonstrated the spirit of excellence that Edward R. Murrow set as a standard for the profession of electronic journalism.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Jerry Packard
13 days ago

To answer Tucker’s repeated question the other night:

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS JOURNALISM ANYMORE. THERE ARE NO JOURNALISTS LEFT.

1971 about the time journalism started its long march toward death.

Finally died in 2008 when “journalists” were all in the tank for Obummer.

Jerry Packard
Jerry Packard
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
13 days ago

Rachel has more talent in her right pinky than Tucker has in his swelled head.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Jerry Packard
12 days ago

Madcow was on top there for a while a few months back, just ahead of Hannity.

But the score now is TUCKER 5,854,000 to MADCOW 3,797,000.

This is this; it’s not something else.

Trump has been the best thing ever to happen to CNN and MSNBC–kept them in business and made them rich.

They’ll be in huge trouble if Biden wins.

It is an old canard that Dims are always smarter, like Hilary.

Yup, smartest effing woman on the planet. And Timmy Geitner was the smartest effing man on the planet–no one else could understand TARP. How’d that work out?

Truth is, if you push these arrogants at all, they’re really just Dims. Fancy, big-name schools–where they weren’t educated but only indoctrinated.

And their lemmings aren’t very well informed at all either.

Jerry Packard
Jerry Packard
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
12 days ago

·       Rachel is an excellent analyst — she is much more capable than Tucker
·       CNN and MSNBC will do fine after Trump loses
·       Democrats are not always smarter than Republicans
·       Hilary is not the smartest woman on the planet
·       Democrats are often very smart; like anyone else they derive just what they put in at whatever schools they attend

Referring to people as ‘Madcow’ and ‘Dims’ tells us more about you than in tells us about them.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
14 days ago

The Town Hall was great for President Trump despite a nasty Democrat moderator firing off questions like rapid gunfire. She seemed to be debating Trump rather than questioning him. Compare that with the ever so slow Town Hall of Joe Biden. Joe would not have been able to keep up with the rapid fire questions of President Trump’s moderator, but the country deserves to see Joe’s feet put to the fire. The contrast between the two debates couldn’t be greater. One coddling Biden and the other being completely disrespectful to President Trump.

Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  danvalenti
13 days ago

softballs and hairy legs

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

But you never see the interrogator with the Dims . . .

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  Pat
14 days ago

If he would actually answer a question the moderator wouldn’t have to keep asking the same thing over and over. He wasn’t on Hannity.

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  jon doe
13 days ago

Exactly. Trumps specialty is dancing around a question and diverting to another subject that has absolutely nothing to do with the question asked. Just watch. He does it almost every single time.

JohnnyTwoCents
JohnnyTwoCents
Reply to  jon doe
13 days ago

Perhaps not jon, but if Biden was treated like Trump, he would have crumbled and bumbled and stumbled.

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  JohnnyTwoCents
13 days ago

It only seemed like he was being badgered because he just wouldn’t answer the questions. He’s used to getting away with that on Fox. It doesn’t work in the real world.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
14 days ago

My comments haven’t showed up yet, but the Town Halls last night showed just how Biden is coddled by the media, while Trump is treated so disrespectfully.

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  Pat
14 days ago

Respect needs to be earned. Do you believe that people should treat others as they would like to be treated themselves Pat?
Well, now look at your Guru Donald Trump and ask yourself if he earns respect or treats others as he would like to be treated.
Yah, I thought so.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Johnny Dimentia
13 days ago

As opposed to the Left, which has earned the respect of all.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
14 days ago

Two things I can’t see.

***A 78-year-old in early stage senility and the most leftist member of the US Senate being sworn in on 1/20/21.

I can’t think of another lifelong political hack ever becoming president, except by death (Chester A. Arthur) or resignation (Ford). The longtimers always lose: Humphrey, Dole, Mondale, McCain, Adlai Stevenson (2), William Jennings Bryan (3), Kerry, Hilary–guys like that who get the nomination because they’ve lasted the longest and it is their turn.

And then add the four-corners-of-the-basement offense . . . Calls it a day at 9:30 am . . . BLM POS/Antifa destroying things . . . obviously biased media and social media . . . Don Guiseppe and Bidenaroni Crime Family . . .

***But has anyone ever survived the daily onslaught for five years as Trump has?

Everything that you can think of arrayed against him: the whole Lamestream media, Hollywood, all TV except Fox (and even then sometimes . . .), morning hosts, daytime hosts, late night hosts, doper professors, dopey college kids, Silicon Valley, magazines, newspapers, almost all book publishing, even Republican Never Trumpers.

How would anyone survive this?

I can’t see either ticket winning.

Jerry Packard
Jerry Packard
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
14 days ago

Trump can’t even win with the help of Republic Party lawyers!

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
14 days ago

Oh boy….more to come on the Hunter scandal…..FBI’s top child porn lawyer involved….stay tuned.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/10/hunter-joe-biden-scandal-takes-dark-turn-fbis-top-lawyer-child-porn-involved-case/

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
14 days ago

I think it is really sad that someone would stoop to the level of spreading such garbage just to promote someone like Doanld Trump. Is there no level low enough for you people? How would you like it if someone spread lies like that about you or a family member of yours? Seriously dude, think about that.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Johnny Dimentia
14 days ago

You can’t handle the truth. The laptop belonged to Hunter. The FBI is investigating. More to come.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Johnny Dimentia
13 days ago

Yeah, as opposed to totally making up garbage for five years to support people like Nazi Pelosi and Don Giuseppe Bidenaroni.

And by “journalists” such as the NY Times, CNN, PMSNBC, etc. And now the New Stalinist Big Tech Brother.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
14 days ago

Anti-Biden billboard goes up in Hollywood, featuring Biden as the “Swamp Thing.”

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/10/swamp-thing-right-wing-street-artists-take-aim-biden-hollywood/

Imwhitewneresmine
Imwhitewneresmine
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
14 days ago

Rapper Ice Cube says he’s advocating an order called The Contract with Black America,with the next President. One of the visions of his group is the disparity of wealth and income gap. Ice Cube net worth……160,000,000 dollars.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Imwhitewneresmine
12 days ago

Giving all his money to big government will not help Americans. It will just make a small powerful group in Washington very powerful and wealthy. Americans will be told everything is equal and fair while everyone is dependent on big government for their very survival.

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

Hollywood good for something finally.

Joe Blow
Joe Blow
14 days ago

YA’LL BETTER GET WOKE!!! It’s all starting to add up….talking of getting rid of the police? Smells like New World Order is in the works.
Here’s the TRUTH of what’s happening in the world!!!! Create a VIRUS to scare people. Place them in quarantine. Count the number of dead every second of every day in every news headline. Close all businesses. 40,000,000 out of jobs. Peak unemployment. Remove entertainment: parks, gyms, bars, restaurants, sports. No dating. No touching. Mask people. Dehumanize them. Close temples and churches. Create a vacuum. Let depression and anxiety and desperation set in.
THEN… ignite hatred and civil war. Civil unrest. Empty the prisons because of the virus and fill the streets with criminals. Send in Antifa to vandalize property as if they are freedom fighters. Undermine the law. Loot. Attack law enforcement, but tell government to order a stand-down. We are all being baited by adversarial governments who want to destroy America – China, Iran, Russia. And, in an election year, have Democrats blame all of it on the President.
Can’t take America in a war, destroy it from within.
We are being conditioned, manipulated, and programmed by multiple agendas as never before…..time to DO OUR OWN RESEARCH and MAKE UP OUR OWN MINDS rather than eating everything being spoon-fed to us! SOCIAL MEDIA is going to kill us!
And don’t forget social media Mark Zuckerberg “policing” what you post and only allowing their agenda to be spread.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Joe Blow
13 days ago

This is a really great post because it tells it like it is. Only an idiot would vote demoncract.

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
12 days ago

What? You gots a problem with Quid Pro Slow Joe Big Guy?

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Joe Blow
13 days ago

Spot on Joe Blow.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
13 days ago

I found another news article about Trump operative Rudy Giuliani’s October Surprise Hit Job on Joe Biden via Hunter Biden’s alleged laptop hard drive scandal published by the tabloid newspaper The New York Post.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/hunter-biden-laptop-new-york-post-story/

Trump is a moral hypocrite! He slept with a porn star, and also a Playboy model, while he was married to Melania Trump. Trump was married 3 times, and he openly cheated on all of his 3 wives. Trump refuses to release his tax returns. What is he hiding? Trump declared 6 business bankruptcies. Trump’s financial management of the federal government currently has the single largest federal government budget deficit in U.S. History. Trump didn’t alert the people about the lethal COVID19 pandemic in January of 2020. He could have saved tens of thousands of American people’s lives. Trump had neo Nazi’s and other white power hate people work for his campaigns and administration. Trump uses racist and sexist language to fan the flames of hate and division. Last night, Trump praised QAnon, which is a deeply Anti-Semitic conspiracy group that Jewish Rights Advocates are raising alarms and awareness about in protest. QAnon believes that Jewish People drink children’s blood to worship the Devil. QAnon believes that Jewish People are Global Puppet Masters in International Government. WHY? If I were in Trump’s shoes, I would condemn QAnon. We live in the 21st Century. We have witnessed Hitler and Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. Trump should denounce QAnon instead of offering QAnon praise for opposing pedophilia. Trump is similar to Hitler, and I hope he is stopped very soon!

In Truth!

Jonathan Melle

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

Melle=Marxist

Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
13 days ago

Harpo Marx makes more sense than Melle.

The Crane Girl
The Crane Girl
Reply to  Agent 86
13 days ago

Not even close.

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
13 days ago

Well said!

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
13 days ago

Amy Coney Barrett, religious extremist?

Nope. Stupid and silly view.

Try this instead to get your freakin’ head right–if you still have one:

https://www.france24.com/en/france/20201017-nine-people-detained-over-beheading-of-french-teacher-in-paris-suburb

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

Middle school history class lesson on freedom of expression.

The New IslamoStalinism coming to your neighborhood soon.

Starting with “diversity training.”

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
13 days ago

Soon, kids will threaten to boycott spelling bees unless they can wear shirts sporting “Black Lives Matter” and give speeches in support of Antifa before spelling “antidisestablishmentarianism,” a word describing those who they will then proceed to mock and denigrate. Tee-ball games will be cancelled unless authorities allow the kiddies to publicly denounce the U.S. as “the most oppressive nation in the history of nations and
oppression” between innings.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  J2S
13 days ago

While giving all the power to China and making them the #1 power in the world. What is China giving these people to destroy our country and make China the world leader?

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  Pat
12 days ago

The number one reason for China s rise as a world power is none other than Americas weak president. Very weak, ignorant and gullible.
America is now a leper on the world stage where no country respects what we represent. If we are ever to crawl back to respectability it will have to involve new leadership, profuse apologys and a lot of time to prove we can be trusted for anything we say or do.
And we are going to have to do this while our enemies try to take advantage of our much weakened condition and vunerabilities.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Johnny Absurd
12 days ago

Unbelievable! You want to go back to the Obama apology tours that America is so terrible and we are so sorry that we are so stupid and racist. America is being sold out to China thanks to Joe Biden, his family, Obama, and lots of companies in America who are putting profit over their own country. Marxists have infiltrated our entire school system and indoctrinated our children…this is what is strengthening China. Then they invent a nasty virus in their labs and release it on the world to destroy economies and cause death and suffering.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
12 days ago

France and England have real problems with extremist Muslims. Their immigration policy and post integration from the 1990s onward really ignored a lot of red flags. The police don’t really mess around if they get a tip though.
This teacher must have been naive to talk about these cartoons after the Charlie massacre. There is no comparison with other groups – they just don’t have the numbers of Evangelicals in Europe – it’s not a cultural thing. And the French Hasidic Jewish community is pretty tiny – I think – correct me if I am wrong. So these Muslim extremists really stick out.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
13 days ago

Hypocrisy 101.

Burn some hay bales–no bail.

Burn down several cities over the course of 100+ days–bailed out immediately.

The New Stalinism comes to the Berkshire.

Very rich–“the history of arson in politics.”

But apparently not if by BLMPOSANTIFA.

Hypocrites.

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
13 days ago

More than 1,000 current and former officers of an elite disease-fighting program at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have signed an open letter expressing dismay at the nation’s public-health response to the Covid-19 pandemic and calling for the federal agency to play a more central role.

Are all these people liberal, dimorats, markists, globalistic bad, bad bad anti Trumpers?
Or is it really all a hoax like Trump says?

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Johnny Absurd
13 days ago

Don’t forget to check the Great Barrington Declaration.

Scientists, sure.

But apparently only the scientists that will help defeat Trump. All others vilified and censored and harassed.

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

DA Dingbat cites the perp’s long record and a danger to the public.

But other Soros-funded DAs in the nation have had no problem releasing convicted child molesters and other assorted convicted POS.

Pretty easy to see what’s going on here. Orwell, call your office.

The New Stalinism.

Be The Change
Be The Change
13 days ago

I take it Broderick is besties with Rutberg & Capeless. They’re the ones keeping “domestic” abuse a SECRET.

Vax Seene
Vax Seene
Reply to  Be The Change
13 days ago

Syracuse Football embarrassing. Liberty?

Fifieeled
Fifieeled
Reply to  danvalenti
12 days ago

Actually it should read N L as in no line. Clemson can name the score and it’s quarterback is gunning for Heisman Numbers. Watch Gunsmoke if your a Cuse Fan instead.

Sabine Sebastio Droulet
Sabine Sebastio Droulet
Reply to  Be The Change
13 days ago

Anyone see the Parklets going up inth City. For one,winter is coming I gotta,for two.they are Ridiculous. Is Kookie getting them?

Winforthejipper
Winforthejipper
Reply to  Be The Change
13 days ago

Stinky U Mass Footballs Offensive, and I mean Offensive line,averages 6’ 6 324 poinds,larger than most N F L offensive lines. With this being said,they (U Mass )are currently losing to Georgia Southern? 28- 0.

Who's On First
Who's On First
13 days ago

Trump got over 2,700 votes in Pittsfield in 2016. Will he get fewer or more votes in Pittsfield this time?

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
12 days ago

October 17, 2020

Hello Patrick Fennell,

Beacon Hill’s do nothing state Legislature has not met in over 2.5-months since July 31, 2020. They are leaving all of their legislative powers and duties to Governor Charlie Baker. What do Pittsfield State Senator Adam Hinds and Lenox State Representative Smitty Pignatelli and their vacationing Beacon Hill colleagues do all day? The answer is that they all do NOTHING! Why are Beacon Hill’s state Legislators being paid when they are not doing their jobs for nearly 70 straight days in a row and counting?

Governor Charlie Baker’s revised fiscal year 2021 Massachusetts state budget proposal, which is over 3.5-months late and counting), has 118 policy riders, and his $171 million assistance initiative or homelessness, rent, and foreclosure diversion program is being called insufficient to meet low income and no income people’s needs to prevent a housing crisis. The Boston Statehouse leaders are leaving it to Governor Baker and the over-worked state Courts to deal with the Commonwealth’s eviction crisis.  

The people of Massachusetts want the eviction and foreclosure moratorium in place until one year after the COVID-19 state of emergency ends, freeze rent during that time and create a fund to help distressed small landlords. The Boston state Legislature is allowing Governor Baker to unilaterally enact the expiration of Massachusetts’ moratorium on evictions and foreclosures this weekend.

These are life and death policy decisions. The only person doing anything is Governor Charlie Baker. The Boston state Legislature is doing nothing. What happened to our Democracy? This is a political nightmare!

In Truth!

Jonathan A. Melle

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
12 days ago

As the Planet was saying last post:

Labor widens war on un-American and anti-white diversity training

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/labor-widens-war-on-un-american-anti-white-diversity-training

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
12 days ago

Obama’s influence is behind this entire presidential election just like he was working furiously behind the scenes even before Donald Trump was elected to spy on and then seeking to destroy a presidency. Obama has made sure Kamala Harris is the VP and has promised her the presidency without a vote being cast for her because the far left knows they will eventually get rid of Biden one way or another especially if he doesn’t cater to their demands. I can just hear the secretive conversations going on about how Obama will make Kamala the most powerful woman in the country to carry out his radical transformation of America.

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  Pat
12 days ago

You are definitely hearing things Pat. And that is concerning.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
12 days ago

All the school personnel including the indoctrinated students who Kamala refers to as “really stupid” will vote for Biden/Harris. The school children have been totally brainwashed in anti-white propaganda. School personnel who have been on a year long paid vacation will all vote for Biden/Harris because Marxists heading up all the teachers unions want to “tear it down” meaning our system of capitalism which further strengthens China. This is all coordinated with China.

Fifieeled
Fifieeled
Reply to  Pat
12 days ago

What in the hell are these parklets? And who’s idea was this? Diculus.

Who's On First
Who's On First
Reply to  Fifieeled
12 days ago

Very crazy

Pat
Pat
Reply to  J2S
12 days ago

So crazy. The brainwashing continues creating more tension between people because a whole generation is being taught that literally everything including when you hand in schoolwork has been racist all along.

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  Pat
12 days ago

Uh huh. It’s awful. that must be why Trump is putting the kids in cages…too keep us safe from them.

Cunspearancee Theeoree
Cunspearancee Theeoree
Reply to  Johnny Absurd
12 days ago

Hang in there Johnny. November will be here right around the bend.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
12 days ago

Families who lost loved ones due to Cuomo’s failed covid policies which sent covid-infected patients into nursing homes – protest the Gov.’s new book promoting his “ leadership” during the pandemic. Cuomo should be prosecuted!

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/10/18/grieving-new-york-families-hold-funeral-for-andrew-cuomo-coronavirus-book-at-nursing-home/

The school committee
The school committee
12 days ago

Mayor Tyer has not swept the streets. Every town in America sweeps their streets except Pittsfield. If you pretend to be a green city you must have clean streets for walkers,bikers,runners.I dont get this because its the easiest thing to accomplish.