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WHEN AND WHY DID ELECTION DAY BECOME AMERIC’S SECOND CIVIL WAR?

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY NOV. 2, 2020) The best comment by a reader of THE PLANET during this entire election cycle came as the first on The Weekend Edition a couple days ago. My friend Jerry Packard wrote: “Folks, it’s time for us to come together. What our foreign enemies want is for us to dislike and mistrust each other, and to distrust our democratic political process. We need to take a deep breath and press on, and try to trust our system and our fellow citizens.”

Jerry’s correct. Coming together is  what we need.

O that it could be so.

The problem is how? And when? What cause will unite us? An invasion from space? If a pandemic couldn’t do it, what can? We’re talking about the human heart and the decisions people make for their lives. How do you affect change for the better in the human heart? How do you square the circle?

Idealists, theorists, dreamers, therapists, priests, and prophets have offered us prescriptions, but it reduces to our personal decisions. For a set of byzantine reasons, The United States of America is fighting its second civil war. Why else would stores, businesses, and offices in Boston boarding their windows in anticipation of violence tomorrow?

Election Day America goes to the polls, and what used to be an act of empowerment — the vote! — has become a weapon with which to inflict damage on ourselves. Gone are the days when you voted then accepted the results. When your guy didn’t win, you shrugged then drilled into the fact that we elect a president of the United States, not the president of a political party.

The new guy would be your president, agree or not, and as a matter of civic duty — civil conscience, actually — you accepted that. Today, you become outraged and offended. You wail and gnash your teeth. You toss pragmatism and install petulance. Then, if you’re young and jobless, you take to the streets in “peaceful protest” to torch, destroy, and loot.

Many have asked THE PLANET to “call” the election tomorrow. The likely outcome 11:01 p.m. EST, when the polls on the West Coast close, will be chaos.  The polls provide an indication of a tight outcome: most results are well within the margin or error. In other words, you would do just as well to flip a coin.

Add to that the nearly 100 million mail-in ballots and the differing rules that states have in counting them. Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan don’t begin counting them until Election Day, setting off the likelihood of legal challenges and delays. We’ve never had this problem in the history of presidential elections.  We’re in new territory, folks.

The Wall Street Journal reports that in the 13 most competitive states, 28% of those ballots have not been returned (7 million out of 28 million ballots. These states include Florida, Michigan, Wisconsin, Arizona, and Texas. More troubling is that in many of these states, the number of unreturned ballots  exceeds the winner’s margin of victory in 2016. Think about it.

  • Working for Trump: The 33.1% rise in 3Q GNP, the highest quarterly gain in U.S. history. Also factor in the “shy Trump vote” — Trump supporters who do not respond to polls, who are afraid to publicly support their candidate because of retaliation, and who will do their speaking at the polls. He’s still the Washington outsider. In fact, Trump is not inside of anything. True, it’s an acquired taste but one admired by more people than you think.
  • Working against Trump: Unlike 2016, he is no longer an unknown quantity. People were more inclined to take a chance on a non-politician. There is a dose of Trump Fatigue in America. His outrageous claims, often unsupported by the facts.
  • Working for Biden: He’s not Trump. That’s worth something. He’s perceived as a centrist. The Obama-ists like him. He has a better “likability” rating than his opponent. He’s a Syracuse guy (THE PLANET had to get that one in)
  • Working against Biden: age and cognition issues, his son Hunter and the “laptop from hell, and his running mate. Kamala Harris is too extreme. Democrats forget that extreme doesn’t play in the hinterlands. Biden should have chosen Amy Klubochar.

If you need key indicator states, watch Florida and Pennsylvania. Win both, and you win the election.

Also watch Minnesota. No Republican has won there since Richard Nixon in 1972. If Trump wins there, it’s over.

———- ooo ———-

We don’t like calling attention to our preternatural gift of accuracy in these matters, but to quiet the badgering crowd, we shall acquiesce to the Colleens and Darrens our there and offer a look into the crystal ball. Keep in mind two things — (1) This is not an endorsement but a clinical, clean-room, emotionless prediction and (2) THE PLANET doesn’t run with the herd:

THE PLANET predicts Trump in an electoral landslide, 312-226 (2016 Trump’s 306 to Clinton’s 226). We could write prose-poems for this against-the grain prognostication. We won’t. The race was all Trump, especially early on, after the Democrats’ debacle in the Iowa primary. The COVID-19 came, and everything shut down. Biden’s four-corner offense, his Rope-A-Dope, looked good.

As recently as two weeks ago, 10 days ago, we would have given the race to Biden. His to lose. But we see Trump putting on a Roger Bannister-type “kick” to the wire. Remember, we elect not on popular vote but electorally.

Unfortunately.

Jerry Packard’s dream is our dream, a common vision forged in childhood in the truth of innocence, in a time when ethics and morality were as clear as the wax on a pack-fresh Topps baseball card.

It seems beyond this country’s soul.

Oh that it were not so.

Come Wednesday morning, the most likely outcome is that we will not know who will be President 46.

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“Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon”Susan Ertz.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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Agent 86
Agent 86
29 days ago

Did the Planet finish in class rank with Sleepy Joe or maybe a little higher?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
27 days ago

Dan, I graduated highest honors math and science. Lenox weasels gave me NOTHING for that . as I was a good human being,

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Agent 86
28 days ago

Joe was/is at the bottom. a buffon! Arutumuc is a challenge, as is splemig. ROFL!!!!

Sgt. Bazooka
Sgt. Bazooka
29 days ago

If Trump wins re-election democrat lunatics will try to burn the U.S.A. down. Sherman’s war crimes in Atlanta will look like child’s play in comparison. God help our police and fire departments.

Round The Turn
Round The Turn
Reply to  Sgt. Bazooka
29 days ago

The absolute worst case that could happen for Republicans would be Trump to win with the house and senate lose.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Round The Turn
29 days ago

I’d rather have a lame duck President Trump than a Biden/Harris in charge of this country. Even a weakened President Trump would fight harder for the people of this country and their freedom than Biden/Harris.

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

Someday you have to explain what Trump has done for you Pat.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  The school committee
29 days ago

I have a job thanks to President Trump because he created a booming economy and it even spread to the Berkshires which is no small feat in the jobless wasteland of Berkshire County. The Obama years were a disaster for finding a job and the socialists will want many people dependent on big government in a Biden/Harris administration. The list is endless of the accomplishments of President Trump, but for me personally it’s about employment.

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

Is it a private for profit job ?Very few of those 20 million out of work and it good your private job was making money.

Free Bird
Free Bird
Reply to  Round The Turn
28 days ago

I highly doubt Trump voters will vote a split ticket, but some moderate Biden voters might do that. We have a moderate Republican running in Mass for Senate against AOC’s mentor Markey.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
29 days ago

I agree. We should all unite after the 2020 presidential election. E Pluribus Unum: In Many One. We have one U.S. President. We should all support our U.S. President, even if we dislike the man (or woman) who occupies the Oval Office.
I disagree with blogger Dan Valenti on the U.S. economy. Wall Street is doing well, but Main Street is losing badly. The U.S. national debt is over $27 trillion, and last fiscal year’s record setting federal budget deficit was $3.1 trillion. In short, the rich are getting a lot richer, while the common people are getting a lot poorer. It is tough out there!

Round The Turn
Round The Turn
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
29 days ago

Wow Dan,you got big chulankuhs. I once lost a dinner at the Highland to you. Never again. And Dan you’re Smart, because Trump no can be unpopular all day but you gotta think he has a good shot electorally,,and that’s where it counts. I just wish Trump would bind us together like Jerry stated.

It is make America Great Again,isn’t it? Not half of America. The other thing I like is we don’t depend on anyone,but then again we don’t depend on one another either. I just don’t want to be a damn socialist, that doesn’t mean stop ssi,(and Trump has said he would touch that) Welfare,that’s another story.

Our Military is strong also. We don’t need N A T O so far it’s been proven. We don’t need to be blackmailed by Iran either.

Gas price are low and I haven’t heard a peep about I S I S. Social Security has seen increases. The man does have Energy. I’ve talked to people from Texas and Florida and asked the Texas voter if he’ll win a Texas,response of one of them…All Day. The Florida voter,just one just said simply we love Him.

Now I’m Pennsylvania that fracking comment will cost Sleepy Joe,how much we’ll see. But I agree with my friend Dan and other son here. Prediction….Four More Years.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Round The Turn
29 days ago

You’re wrong about trump, NATO, and SSI.

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
28 days ago

That’s right. It was Obama that was the divider not Trump. And we need NATO which has preserved the post WWII peace, and although SSI has it’s value there are untold thousands getting monthly checks because they are alcoholics and drug addicts and bums with fake injuries!

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Johnny99
28 days ago

99,
Don’t forget the children also get $ from SSI on top of what the parent (s) get. I have said before,I’m not against SSI for those who truly are in need. I’m against those who receive it because they broke a fingernail and receive it for years. The program needs a overhaul.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Round The Turn
29 days ago

Did you ask white men?

J2S
J2S
Reply to  The school committee
28 days ago

They were former white democrat Obama voters.

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

White men find you vile , repulsive and smelly, TSC

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

Hateful and angry

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

I can smell you from here

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

racist!

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Round The Turn
28 days ago

I believe SS WENT UP ON AVERAGE 17 BUCKs…4.25 per week or .60 per day

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

You are happy this week 1st of the month! Get some ripple!

Round The Turn
Round The Turn
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
29 days ago

Beaus,does Byedone with those sunglasses look like the guard in Cool Hand Look or what? I just hope he doesn’t think he’s Clint Eastwood?

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  Round The Turn
29 days ago

Go ahead make my you know the thing.

danvalenti
danvalenti
Reply to  Acute Angina
28 days ago

Kick a buck.

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

Oh the hypocrisy!
You’re the one who’s been calling Trump a Nazi for the last four years!

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
29 days ago

You’re more full of $#!t than what I’m stuffing Thanksgiving dinner.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
29 days ago

The media has been threatend by death in Russia and its all fake.

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

Pull you head back out, TSC!!!!!

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
28 days ago

You get steady check(s) monthly and your $ amount hasn’t taken a hit. Yeah, it’s tough out there for those who work and those who have worked and saved for retirement. You had Trump throwing his own Jewish grandkids in a oven because he is similar to Hitler.

Bruno Hakalugi
Bruno Hakalugi
29 days ago

An open letter to Patrick Fennel.

J

Jerry Packard
Jerry Packard
29 days ago

Thanks, Dan.

Round The Turn
Round The Turn
Reply to  Jerry Packard
29 days ago

Jerry Jerry Jerry! Good stuff bud!

Tom Betit
Tom Betit
29 days ago

324 is a more probable result

You swiped my rope a dope analogy:)
Plagiarism isn’t polite.

Trumps handlers focused their combatant, he took creepy joe to deep water and drowned him in his own dishonesty. The “Brake the Fake”
Technique. Perfected by Grace family

The Drain the Swamp Tea party is looking for its pounds of flesh. They haven’t yet been appeased only silenced.

If your portfolio is heavy on Twitter, fakeboof or Google , monday is a good day to attempt to dump it.
CNN and lamestream media also going to take a big hit.

The lawyers will argue to supreme court,Robert’s will be embarrassed by the superior legal acumen of barret &,thomas, goursh& kavanaugh find thier testicles. .Robert’s aligns in a 6-2-1 opinion with Sotomayor split to save what little dignity she has left.
Trump gets 3 more judges to supreme court as Roberts is completely compromised, Sotomayor and Kagan exit before they get legally scolded and embarrassed in Scalia type opinions.

America unites behind Trumps swamp drainers, many elites lose liberty and stolen wealth.

Free speech and rest of civil rights are restored and reinforced for posterity.

The suicide rate of dirty cops lawyers politicians and other elitists spikes,easing litigation and prison overcrowding.
Bar associations are indicted in mass racketeering cases, fulfilling Shakespeare’s prophecy. Better late than never.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Tom Betit
28 days ago

Is that a Trump 324 Biden 214 call?

Numbas. Give me numbas, people.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
29 days ago

When and Why you ask, did Election become America’s civil war. Short and simple answer is 4 years ago, after 8 years of division by our great “uniter” who started and perpetuated the war on cops, then supported a clandestine operation to thwart Trump and democracy. Peace and police is the answer you stupid democrat morons, not “protests” and plywood!

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
29 days ago

You cant teach an old dog new tricks.

Be The Change
Be The Change
29 days ago

Last time I went to Vote my name was already crossed off, as if I had already cast a Vote, which I had not.

You guys can have my ballot. I have 0 faith in the system. NEVER VOTING AGAIN.

Last edited 29 days ago by Be The Change
Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Be The Change
29 days ago

If Donald has his way there will be no more voting for anyone. There are no elections for Kings. When he passes on his children will resume the throne. Enjoy.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
29 days ago

Again, whatever you are blaming on President Trump is what the far left is trying to do. It’s not President Trump trying to mess around with the election process, it’s the far left consisting of the squad, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Biden/Harris and most of the left. From getting rid of the electoral college, adding states, mail-in ballots and their push for one party rule. The want to reimagine our election process to give themselves a win at the ballot box every time.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Pat
29 days ago

Uh, OK Pat. Whatever you say we know to be true.

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  Be The Change
28 days ago

That’s a got darn guarantee right there that your vote will never matter

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Be The Change
28 days ago

That sounds bad. You should follow up on what happened. Sounds like your ballot was hijacked.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Be The Change
28 days ago

What city/town ? Town/city clerk should be hung by their balls/tits.

The school committee
The school committee
29 days ago

The press is to aggitate power.Trump has had the power. Media is a propaganda tool that Fox entertainment has used to advance white power and wealth…..they create the fear monster and you sit bombarded by racial division,sexual division,gender division,religious devision,….democrats own guns.Democrats fight the wars,democrats are the police,democrats own homes and pay big taxes,democrats send kids to religious schools,democrats like balanced budgets,democrats run small business, democrats burn fossil fuels,democrats hate recycling too,democrats buy SUVs…on and on

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
29 days ago

Can anyone confirm what I’m hearing. Two Saturday’s ago, October 24th, there was a birthday party at Mazzeo’s. Three people at the party had Covid and didn’t know it yet. Other got infected, staff were exposed. This is where the majority of new Covid cases are coming from. Then they went to Yuki’s bar, which was over crowded. Talk about super spreader events. Both places should be shut down for two weeks and the workers should have to quarantine.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
28 days ago

Get a life!

The school committee
The school committee
29 days ago

If Trump wins then this board is the watchdog of all Trumps actions.The pro Trumpers will call him out on his accidental racism.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  The school committee
29 days ago

Will there be any person on the planet more happy than Mr Putin next week as America comes apart at the seams?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
28 days ago

Joe Biden and the H-Beast, Harris……..

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

Joe Biden is the racist TSC, a good friend of Sen Byrd.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
29 days ago
Sojourner Truth
Sojourner Truth
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
29 days ago

Want to bet a septuagenarian will be our next president ? No spring chickens in this race. Can you guess which candidate is 74 ?

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  Sojourner Truth
28 days ago

Mitch McConnell is 78 and he has had as much or more to do with setting policy as Trump. Not only is he 78 but he is senile and full of hatred. He has had almost as much to do with turning Americans against each other as Rush Limbaugh. So factor that into your equation.

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

Dim-entia, indeed.

Senate majority leader a bit different than president, such as commander in chief of the armed forces, for example.

Yeah, turning Americans against each other. Such as running a four-year LIE about Russian collusion. Or calling everyone RACIST to shut down discussion.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
29 days ago

I stated earlier that the problem is that the two sides do not agree on the ends, as used to be the case in US politics.

I go back to the basic Locke/pro-US Constitution (right-ish) vs. Marx/anti-US Constitution (left-ish) (broadly stated) division.

We don’t have the same ends and purposes and so can’t even come up with the same terms to the means for human flourishing (to use the latest scholarly parlance).

I mean, if the Girl Scouts can’t congratulate ACB . . . W . . . T . . . F?

Thus, I see no way out of the donnybrook.

——————————————————————————

The Planet has put his prediction out there. Anyone else?

You can’t say, “Yeah, I knew that would happen. I called it all along,” unless you post the numbers in here.

This reporter still crunching some numbers and reading the tea leaves. Hope to have a final call by 5 pm today.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
28 days ago

I’m in with my prediction:

Trump 307 Biden 227

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

Noted. Thanks. But you’re short 4 electoral votes over all.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  J2S
28 days ago

T 307 – B 231 sorry! I was reading off one of my unfinished interactive maps.

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

Got it.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
27 days ago

I predict Trump stops the counting of vote and declares he king and Jr is prince

keepinitreal
keepinitreal
29 days ago

Herein lies the problem…to Dan’s point, in the past we accepted the results and moved on. Some disappointed, sure, even angry but not burning, looting etc.

Be The Change
Be The Change
29 days ago

A new Head of State will not fix the Berkshire Bar Association.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
29 days ago

As I was just saying.

https://twitter.com/KamalaHarris/status/1322963321994289154

Call it Marx lite. Or, someone in here the other day jumped my lecture on Marx and pointed to the Frankfurt School, cultural Marxism. I’d add Antonio Gramsci’s “march through the institutions.”

But just the same ol’ affirmative action.

Hiring preferences. Reparations. Government jobs.

And now TV COMMERCIALS!!!!!! What the hell is up with that?!

And the trillions the US taxpayer has put into the Black community have done what, exactly?

Charles Murray, chime in with your research–Oh, right, the New Stalinists will shout you down if not physically assault you if you try to speak.

Round The Turn
Round The Turn
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
29 days ago

Bydone is too damn old. Imagine the carnage in the streets whomver gets elected. I wouldn’t be surprised if some nonsense goes down tom-morrow at the polls.

Round The Turn
Round The Turn
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
29 days ago

And don’t think AOC doesn’t become a policy compadre to Byedone. Socialism and more debt is on the horizon.

Round The Turn
Round The Turn
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
29 days ago

Vote Trump. He’s the lesser of two crooks.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Round The Turn
29 days ago

Agree on all three here, RTT.

Except should be “whoever gets elected.” 😉

That why AOC et al. will seek to get rid of Biden . . .

The Hunter thing is tailor-made for the Left to run Don Giuseppe out of town.

Be The Change
Be The Change
29 days ago

If only everyone had a “Donate Now” campaign. I’d like to see one activist whose m.o. has no “Donate Now”.

Hendrix
Hendrix
29 days ago

The left (to their credit) have found a way to weaponize the vote. A vote for Trump is racist, homophobic, and the equivalent of voting for Satan. Hell, this isn’t even the weirdos anymore saying this, it has spread to friends of mine. Look on your social media pages, I have seen a number of people sharing memes, asking for people voting for Trump to unfriend/unfollow, etc.

How have they weaponized the vote? If you live in a city ravaged from the BLM/Antifa crowd, you know a vote for Trump could lead to more chaos in those communities. I think a lot of centrists and middle class Americans think “at least if I vote for Biden and he wins, I don’t have to deal with the crazy looters anymore.”

Also, where have all of the cyclists been on North St? I thought since we put in a bike lane I would see more and more of them.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
29 days ago

My first post today on the Planet’s prediction still in the meat grinder. Can we get that one up?

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

Whenever I think Dans filters are going to slow down one of my important posts I write it in Mandarin which his filters are not programmed to decipher. There is an app that will translate for you. There is also an app for Russian which we should all probably become familiar with because Putin is probably going to make it the main language after the great American meltdown next week.

JohnnyTwoCents
JohnnyTwoCents
Reply to  Johnny Dimentia
28 days ago

I hear there is a bed at Jones for you

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  JohnnyTwoCents
28 days ago

How do you know I am not posting from there?
And how do I know that is not you across the hall wearing the Trump hat?

JohnnyComeLately
JohnnyComeLately
Reply to  Johnny Dimentia
28 days ago

And how do we know you are not JohnnyTwoCents talking to yourself?

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  JohnnyComeLately
28 days ago

And how do we know you are not Johnny Dementia?

Jerry Packard
Jerry Packard
28 days ago

Just to make things interesting, I’ll repeat my call:

Biden: 272
Trump: 266

I’m being conservative – I think Biden will do better.

I’d take $5 bets if I knew I could easily collect.

I agree that it will be a post-hoc mess no matter who wins.

Apropos of Dan’s comment on an invasion from space, back in 1973 when I was a U-Mass freshman in a Poli-sci class, the prof (Lewy) was lamenting on the warring international factions, so I raised my hand and said: ‘the only thing we need is a common enemy, and we’ll pull together.’ The prof responded by laughing cynically and saying: ‘Oh, and I suppose you believe that will happen when we are attacked by Martians!’

Prescient!

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

Thanks, Jerry. I’m keeping the tally.

Now I have two posts stuck in the meat grinder . . . Assuming this one gets through.

Lewy? Full name?

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

don’t remember. poli-sci dept.

Jerry Packard
Jerry Packard
Reply to  Jerry Packard
28 days ago

Lewy’s first name is Guenter. Got it from the website.

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

I’ve been singing it:

Mr. Black Vote risin’
Gotta keep on risin’
Risin’, risin’

Time to leave the Liberal Plantation.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
28 days ago

CBC and Democrats have been holding onto keeping the plantation going for decades. They’ve turned it into quite a lucrative career.

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

CBC = Congressional Black Caucus?

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
28 days ago

Yes.

Suck Cumb
Suck Cumb
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
28 days ago

Are you related to Jefferson? I got a guy who’s giving 2-1 if Trump loses.
?

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
28 days ago

Limbaugh in today. He left at 1:15 pm Friday. I missed exactly why.

Today’s lamestream media montage: polls “tightening”

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

Limbaugh: Trump/Ernst surge in Iowa does not bode well for Dims in Wisconsin, for example.

Dims freaking about Pennsylvania.

Suck Cumb
Suck Cumb
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
28 days ago

Remember Obama’s add for Mike Bloomberg.Obama thinks he’s Oprah.

Suck Cumb
Suck Cumb
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
28 days ago

Why don’t you just let it play out, buffoonery a day before an election is always hazardous to a prediction. ByeDon wins this easily. What the President didn’t do? Lessen the Deficet.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Suck Cumb
28 days ago

“ByeDon wins this easily.”

How easily? How do you figure?

Numbas. Give me some numbas.

All for fun and bragging rights, or not.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
28 days ago

It’s déjà vu all over again!
 
Biden     243                                Trump  295
 
Methodology:
 
Real Clear Politics (RCP) and Trafalgar Group (TR)
 
Trump within 5 points on RCP average, he takes it. Some cross-checking with Trafalgar to adjust. E.g., add RCP and TR. If Trump within 5 there, he takes it.
           Five points (at least; 10?) because that seems to be the bias pro-Democrat on any type of poll, such as presidential approval.
 
But crazy because 90(?) million have already voted. So latest polls now mean what?
 
MN, WI, MI all in play. Each could go either way. I think Biden blew PA.
 
RCP Solid states
 
Biden 216                                                                 Trump 125
 
 
RCP Toss-ups 197
 
Biden 27                                                                   Trump 170
 
 
Minnesota (10) RCP +4.3 TR +4
Wisconsin (10) RCP +6.6      
           Final 2016 RCP Average: 
           Clinton +6.5, Results: Trump +0.7
           (Trump +7.2 Ahead of Polls)
Nevada (6)     RCP +3.6 TR +2        
 
Maine CD 2 (1)                      

                                                                          Michigan (16) TR +2.5 RCP -5.1
 
                                                                           Pennsylvania (20) RCP -4.3 TR +1
                                                                                  Final 2016 RCP Average: 
                                                                                   Clinton +1.9, Results
Trump +0.7 (Trump +2.6)
 
                                                                                   Texas (38)

                                                                                   Arizona (11)

                                                                                   Iowa (6)

                                                                                   North Carolina (15)

                                                                                   Ohio (18)
           
                                                                                   Florida (29)

                                                                                   Georgia (16)

                                                                                   Nebraska CD 2 (1)

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
28 days ago

My election call now in the meat grinder. When it gets out, we can discuss.

Suck Cumb
Suck Cumb
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
28 days ago

Have some kalookas. After all,it’s fifty fifty either way.

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

Election calls will be invalidated at midnight when Trump cries foul. No way this clown accepts any result that suggest he did not win. Why are we even having an election? He will not accept a Biden victory and neither will any of his cult followers. They are already geared up to rise up. Signs already in the back of the truck with the guns.

Fire Phowchee
Fire Phowchee
Reply to  Johnny Absurd
28 days ago

Exactly Johnny. Trump loses lookout.down the road ain’t going to be pretty either,and that includes Both Sides.

Fire Phowchee
Fire Phowchee
Reply to  Johnny Absurd
28 days ago

Stand back and stand by.

Liberals Lie
Liberals Lie
28 days ago

Fake hate crime. They learned from GB don’t fake an injury, fake a letter. Don’t put it in an envelope because it would have dna if you licked it.
Don’t hand write it print it, use medical gloves because they common now.
Find it and immediately and “heroically” share it with the press. Make it include hate speech that addresses all your different personal identities.

On Thursday afternoon, a staff member of the College received a hate letter at their home. The letter communicated an explicit threat of violence, as well as racist and anti-LGBTQIA language, and targeted the racial identity, gender identity and sexual orientation of the staff member in graphic terms.

The recipient of the hate letter has chosen to anonymously share their story in hopes of contextualizing the events. It doesn’t even matter anymore if you get caught, the DA won’t do a thing.

On Friday, President Maud S. Mandel and Vice President for Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leticia S. E. Haynes ’99 sent an all-college email describing the incident while protecting the individual’s anonymity. Since then, the Williamstown Police Department (WPD) launched an investigation into the incident and is working to protect the individual’s safety. The College also launched its own investigation and is taking additional steps to protect its staff and students, according to Mandel.

The individual originally found the letter on Thursday afternoon in their mailbox, tucked into a newspaper and without an envelope. After taking a moment to gather themselves, the individual informed Haynes; Bilal Ansari, Assistant Vice President for Campus Engagement in the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and Toya Camacho, Assistant Vice President and Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

“I’m lying if I say I’m not anxious and I’m not nervous and … really questioning what it means to be safe here in Williamstown,” the individual said. “I’ve been Black and queer my whole life, so those questions are questions that I grapple with every day, but I’m grappling with them now more than ever.”

https://www.berkshireeagle.com/news/local/hateful-letter-to-williams-employee-being-probed-by-college-local-police/article_d083b804-1c86-11eb-ab7a-c3d2dcca2398.html

Liberals Lie
Liberals Lie
Reply to  danvalenti
28 days ago

We all know this was a story in hopes of being picked up by the main stream media and or going viral.
It has all the makings of hoax.
Nobody cares about a queer person of color in Williamstown, you can’t throw a rock and not hit some new version of gender or new self identity in Williamstown. No racist is going to randomly seek out and place a letter in a mailbox. Only someone faking it we would think that’s the way to do it.
It removes all identifying information no dna, no fingerprints, it goes after a persons made up sexual orientation or gender and their race.
Since the DA failed to prosecute the last hoax, what are they going to do now? Actually start doing their jobs?
Sources say this is an employment issue. What better way to deflect from poor job performance than planting a fake letter.

Be The Change
Be The Change
Reply to  Liberals Lie
28 days ago

Philanthropists can send donations to B.R.I.D.G.E

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
28 days ago

Secret Service estimates 57,000 at Trump rally in PA. I think Obummer and Biden got 57. OK, maybe 57 cars.

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Pat
Pat
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
28 days ago

Oh my God. That is a massive crowd.

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  Pat
28 days ago

so what does it say that these people (Trump worshipers) are willing to pack themselves tightly together during a super contagious pandemic? Well there is one clear answer but I am not going there right now. Suffice it to say there will be standing room only in the ICUs in Penn. for Thanksgiving.

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  Johnny Absurd
28 days ago

So these people are taking Trumps word that Dr. Fauci is an idiot. They are willing to risk the lives of their lives and those of their loved ones to show Trump how much they adore him. That sound exactly what happened in Jonesburg. They were willing to die for their leader. So who is drinking the cool aid in this picture?

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Pat
28 days ago

Wait till those poor bastards try to get back to their cars and it is freezing rain and no busses. But it is what they do on the altar of their God and even though they are bleary eyed and shaking from the cold they are smiling like the Cuckoos Nest group after they hand out the medications.

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

That’s amazing. And I heard it was a cold night!

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

Tucker had an interesting angle Monday night: COVID the top issue for many–but FOR Trump. People know that Don Giuseppe means more lockdowns, more restrictions, more unemployment, more closings, more bankruptcies.

But I’m not sure. I’ve said that if Biden wins, COVID will go away, all will be well.

The Dims will want the economy to come back. After all, what are they going to tax? And they’ll want to take the credit for the recovery from the malaise caused by the big bad Orange Man.

Those people supposedly stranded at a Trump rally.

Dims take one thing and blow it up and harp on it, with metaphors even. Tune in to CNN/MSNBC and what are they talking about? The latest bitch. That’s all they got. ALL.

How many were there? I’d bet it exceeds any crowd Joke has gotten all campaign.

And consider what it takes for people just to get to these Trump rallies.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
28 days ago

At 4.5 bells, we got only 4.5 with balls:

* THE PLANET: Trump 312 Biden 226. “electoral landslide”

* Jerry Packard: Biden 272 Trump 266. “I’m being conservative – I think Biden will do better.”

* J2S: Trump 307 Biden 231

* Edward R. Murrow: Trump 295 Biden 243

* Tom Betit: [Trump?] “324 is a more probable result” [Biden 214?]

Come join us! You can do eet!

Callime Thulatta
Callime Thulatta
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
28 days ago

Biden 350…..Trump 188 ……..May God Protect Us All.

Callime Thulatta
Callime Thulatta
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
28 days ago

Senate 51 49 D Congress Dem also. First time since Reagan…All Three D Control……

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Callime Thulatta
28 days ago

Not following this. Reagan (R) had a Rep. Senate for six years, Dim house for eight.

Tula Larriun
Tula Larriun
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
28 days ago

Trumps Minutemen will save the Day tommorrow. They’ll come from the mountains,the valley and the hills. It will be like one giant red snowball rolling Down the mountain,an avalanche of Trump Red. Then pray to God. Trump was no by 7 e v

JohnnyComeLately
JohnnyComeLately
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
28 days ago

Trump wins with 302!

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  JohnnyComeLately
28 days ago

Two more. Thanks.

RN
RN
28 days ago

Mayor Tyer reported that in a a week Pittsfield increased their Covid cases by 24. It’s really 46.
The DPH and local BOH is not doing proper tracing and it’s getting out of control.
When the mayor and BHS doesn’t care, this is what you get. Three clusters, school, a party, and NY’rs.

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  RN
28 days ago

and the Eagle says the mayor was voted “Most Favorite Politician”. And they wonder why no one wants to buy their paper.
But sooner rather than later neither the mayor or BHS will be able to hide the truth. Even the govenor is ramping up restrictions. Oh well….that mountain view sure be pretty when it snows

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

The Guv issued his new restrictions THE DAY BEFORE the elections.
Not suspect at all? Right!

Callime Thulatta
Callime Thulatta
Reply to  Johnny Absurd
28 days ago

Yeah but hershow doesn’t resinate at P C T V I believe furry friends won again as best show.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Johnny Absurd
28 days ago

Considering the pool of politicians there was to pick from, I wouldn’t toot my horn about being selected the favorite.

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

You’re a real cluster RN.
Whose equipment was used for the testing? Fisher Scientific tests have a positive rate of 98%. Too many false positives.
People with OR without symptoms get tested for a variety of reasons. How many asymptomatic?
How many in the local hospitals, RN?
Your scare tactics are getting old.
99% of people recover from this virus.

RN
RN
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
28 days ago

Your BS is getting old. The testing is done by quest diagnostics as per the protocols of BMC, BHS, and the DPH. My point here is the people running the show are lying to you about how many people are sick.
Testing at BMC and via BHS is symptomatic or work requirement or inpatient or outpatient treatment.
Everyone of the positives was a symptomatic patient. Last week 7 were scheduled treatment but symptomatic.
I don’t care how many people recover, what the survival rate is. What’s at issue is that they are lying about the numbers and not doing proper tracing and it will lead to another lockdown.

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

ONE person in BMC with covid; ZERO in Fairview.
Another lockdown? For what?
The hospitals are not overwhelmed, they weren’t overwhelmed during the height of the pandemic.

RN
RN
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
28 days ago

The state sets what is required for a lockdown. We went from green to red in 3 days and it’s getting worse. The city and hospital is not doing their jobs to manage tracing so it’s getting worse.

Eagle Eye
Eagle Eye
28 days ago

Anyone notice they’ve laid off more people at the Eagle?
Check out the number and names of the people filing stories.
Word on the street, the Eagle has told all exiting reporters to stay away from stories that make any democrat look bad (local, state, or national)
A reporter was told to drop a follow-up on the DA ticket story and a story about the mayor’s office and missing funds/misappropriated money.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Eagle Eye
28 days ago

There seems to be a tight bond between this adminstration and that newspaper. And that is not good for the taxpayers to have the fourth estate working against them. Too bad so sad in Pittsfield. History books will describe Pittsfield as the town that chewed off its own leg and then beat itself to death with it.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Eagle Eye
28 days ago

“Word on the street, the Eagle has told all exiting reporters to stay away from stories that make any democrat look bad (local, state, or national).”

Not sure what to make of this. Is it a joke? A satire?

Otherwise, I hope you didn’t get hurt falling off the turnip truck.

This is what “journalists” do, yo. I’ve been saying this in here for as long as I’ve been in here.

This is what “journalism” is.

These people wake up every morning as say, “How can I make a Republican look bad? How can I make a Democrat look good? Or at least not look too bad, or bury it on page 14.”

It is the very essence of the J-School curriculum.

Semester One: How to attack Republicans.
Semester Two: How to attack Conservatives.

Electives: Sucking up to Democrats 101, Sucking up to Democrats 102.

Prerequisites for J-School–1. Thoroughly indoctrinated in leftist ideology; 2. Can’t get into a good law school or have no interest in it.

And, once again, the Eagle is THE most leftist daily I’ve ever seen in the country.

Maggie May
Maggie May
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
27 days ago

My friend at the Eagle told me the mud on the face of Kevin Moran and Heather bellow is so thick you couldn’t scrape it off. Among all of the other garbage stories the have recently written before gathering all the facts or reviewing public public records. The more disturbing issue is placing the names of sexual assault victims names in the paper. No reputable paper would ever do that. * you should have at least gone to journalism school to be called a Journalist No?

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Eagle Eye
28 days ago

Soon the Eagle fly’s no more. The Eagle has been run like some of those failed democrat cities.

JohnnyComeLately
JohnnyComeLately
Reply to  J2S
28 days ago

Or is the Eagle actually a hen, like crazy Joe said the other day – wearing a Delaware Hens jacket he grabs at his coat and tells the people in Philadelphia he is wearing an Eagles’ jacket. Just another nail in the coffin I guess, for both the Eagle and Biden.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  JohnnyComeLately
28 days ago

That was.something. Would have been even funnier if he asked if the Delaware Blue Hens would win the Super Bowl again.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  J2S
28 days ago

Rutberg drove the nail in Berkshire Eagle’s coffin

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  Mad Trapper
27 days ago

that and the collusion with dirty politics.
They appeared to have further empowered the city government that fed off of the taxpayers instead of working for them. The city government morphed into a big hungry ugly parasite and attached istself to the backs of the taxpayers and has chewed its way down to the cartilage.

Be The Change
Be The Change
Reply to  Mad Trapper
27 days ago

Klepetars have relations with Rutberg.

The school committee
The school committee
28 days ago

Angry white scared men are supporting an angry white scared hareful man for president.

Palawan Itzs
Palawan Itzs
Reply to  The school committee
28 days ago

Those bike lanes are dangerous. Near wahconah and Niporth is doomed,no room to turn. The ones in front onNorth Street are A disaster waiting to happen.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  The school committee
28 days ago

Is Biden yelling @ empty parking lots again?

Callime Thulatta
Callime Thulatta
Reply to  J2S
28 days ago

Most favorite politician? Nobody likes any politician.

Callime Thulatta
Callime Thulatta
Reply to  J2S
28 days ago

Again n,what about super car spreading or is each vehicle alloweded only one voter. W T H…

Know Geevince
Know Geevince
Reply to  J2S
28 days ago

Biden thinks the cars are there for him.

Weekend at Biden’s
Weekend at Biden’s
Reply to  The school committee
28 days ago

That was the angry feeble old man Obama tried to introduce. He’s yelling at cars calling them dog faced pony soldiers. Dementia Joe.

Callime Thulatta
Callime Thulatta
Reply to  The school committee
28 days ago

Dan,I see a couple businesses getting Covid relief money which can be seen on Pittsfield City Council agenda website. Sept 8th I believe near the bottom scroll down. Anyway I see a Dentist getting it? And believe it or not it looks like B R K got some cash also and of course Dotties.

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

Check yer diapers, ya pissed/crapped them again.

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  Mad Trapper
28 days ago

ROFL

Kooky For Yuki
Kooky For Yuki
28 days ago

Yuki Cohen speaks for the first time, says younger people are stupid, bars should be open because it helps young patrons meet in a more regulated way, and is setting the stage for asking for more business bail out money from the city.

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  Kooky For Yuki
28 days ago

Another political hack who cares more about feathering her own nest than the public good. Pittsfield does not stand a chance with a government moldy with self interest.
Every once in a while I hear that we need more woman in government. But if you follow the Pittsfield, Ma. city government you would wonder why in the world they would ever say that.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
28 days ago

Massachusetts surpassed 10,000 Covid 19 deaths today (Sunday, 1 November 2020). The Holyoke Soldiers Home (debacle) is shutdown to visitors who care about their Veterans family members. Beacon Hill has yet to pass a state budget. The Massachusetts State Legislators have gotten nothing done in over 3 months. All they care about is getting reelected and receiving all of their pay, benefits, and compensation paid for by the taxpayers they have failed. Cities and Towns are waiting in fear of cuts in state funding to local governments and their public school districts. Governor Charlie Baker is hoping for a cabinet position in a would be Joe Biden administration. Beacon Hill has been operating behind closed doors because they won’t hold formal legislative sessions, which means the public has no idea what is going on in Boston other than Massachusetts’ state government is facing a multi-billion-dollar state budget deficit. In closing, the people of Massachusetts are getting the proverbial royal screwing over by the likes of career politicians such as Smitty Pignatelli, Adam Hinds, and so on.

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
28 days ago

The Eagle confirmed what I heard about Mazzeo’s and Yuki’s bar. I also heard the family who own Pittsfield Lawn & Tractor and the family who own West Mountain Landscaping were at the super spreader party. Yuki has balls wanting to avoid Baker’s orders when her establishment was involved in this super spreader event. I won’t go to any of these four businesses for at least a month.

Swing Ho Lo
Swing Ho Lo
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
27 days ago

That super spreader party was also a “swingers” party. So it spread all kinds of diseases. Just an FYI.

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

They decided NOT to spread the virus. Trump and his family were doing a fantastic job of that all by themselves. Studies are showing that 90% of ICU beds are now being taken up by Trump supporters who still don’t believe it exists even though they are on ventilators and struggling to breathe. Now that is loyalty.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
28 days ago

Carting duffle bags of cash to the airport to get out of the country?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
28 days ago

Well Hunter was taught by Joe, incest is best, you go figure…….

Sayet Aintsew
Sayet Aintsew
Reply to  Mad Trapper
28 days ago

The Mayor loves the positioning of the bike paths North st by bank and before Berkshire works,she says data show the space between the sidewalk and passenger side door of the car are much safer than put the bike in the road. DAN. I’m predicting right here and now on your beautiful blog that there will be multiple injuries in the future there,it’s just stupid.

One other Aside, the Hancock Road area by the lake through to Pecks road is a tragedy waiting to happen. Just to narrow,and with Fort Beach being built, just to congested.

Bikepath Barry
Bikepath Barry
Reply to  danvalenti
27 days ago

Safety data?!? There’s no need! Why would we need safety data when we didn’t have any from before? All we care about is ticket revenue and allowing our friends and contributors access to free state money!
Why care about safety and traffic data when you can give away free state money to supporters. Yuki got hers, the DPW got tons of overtime pay, Hotel on North got done paybacks with parklets abs Covid domes.

This is vibrant and dynamic north street. Just wait until you see the cluster flop we have planned for Tyer street.

If your a democrat vote early and often, republicans you vote tomorrow.
I’m just kidding don’t vote at all.

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  Mad Trapper
28 days ago

What was Ivanka s opinion?

LaGuardia Santoremiz
LaGuardia Santoremiz
Reply to  Mad Trapper
28 days ago

If Joe Curtis doesn’t have a Doctorate I don’t want him as Superintendent. Even teachers have to get certified MTEL? Or they can’t teach. You need a Doctorate at that salary! Give the job to someone like Terry Kinnas if you’re really not serious about degrees.

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  Mad Trapper
28 days ago

ROFL

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Thomas More
27 days ago

Incest is A OK with YOU TOMMY boi

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  Mad Trapper
27 days ago

ROFL

Recycle Yual
Recycle Yual
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
26 days ago

Rehab

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
28 days ago

Wagering closed. Polls open.

The Seven (6.5?):

Biden wins:

* Jerry Packard: Biden 272 Trump 266. “I’m being conservative – I think Biden will do better.”

* Callime Thulatta: Biden 350 Trump 188

Trump wins:

* THE PLANET: Trump 312 Biden 226. “electoral landslide”
 
* J2S: Trump 307 Biden 231

* Edward R. Murrow: Trump 295 Biden 243

* Tom Betit: [Trump?] “324 is a more probable result” [Biden 214?]

* JohnnyComeLately: Trump 302 [Biden 236]

After I made my call, I found Trafalgar’s own RCP map: Trump 294 Biden 244.

They don’t have much on their own website, though.

Trafalgar supposed to come out with two or three more polls today.

I find Real Clear Politics to be a good site–links to stories from all sides.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
28 days ago

I’ve got Rep. 51 Dim. 49 in the US Senate.

It’s Preedicktubull
It’s Preedicktubull
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
28 days ago

The election is like a toss up before the game, an the game becomes a blowout one way or the other. So this is a close match. Does Trump win in a blow-out or does Biden. I’m predicting this one will be of those Super Bowls, and the winner in a blow Out is…..

350-188
….Jump On Joe….

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  It’s Preedicktubull
27 days ago

????

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

And without a whole lot of analysis, Dim 235 Rep. 200 in the House.

Watch Oregon’s 4th district, where Alek Skarlatos (of 15:17 to Paris) is running.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
27 days ago
Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
27 days ago

Did not feel confident at all after voting at Somerset Voting Station this morning. One guy screwed up his ballot two times and was given a third ballot, what happens to the other two? Another worker had to be reminded twice to cross off voter’s name. Workers were having trouble hearing street names because the fire truck was running. They couldn’t move this voting station to Allendale School? Another guy’s name was not on the list so they just gave him a ballot? Another woman’s ballot was not being accepted by the machine and workers did not know why? Voters in line were just shaking their heads in disgust. Is this just another Pittsfield screwed up election?

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Merry & Bright
27 days ago

Agree, Merry. I voted at Williams School at 7 am. 15 people in line. Placing ballot into machine was holding up the line, as ballot needed to be inserted 3x before machine would accept it. That happened to me and the people in front of me. One woman checked in at desk, her name indicated she had voted, she was taken to another checkin table & given a ballot. I wasn’t able to hear that discussion so I don’t know the details.
Good news is there was not a poll sitter with a duplicate voter roll checking off names, as in the past mayoral election.

It’s Preedicktubull
It’s Preedicktubull
Reply to  Lenny
27 days ago

Why do we have teenagers at these voting polls? Dems can’t get there crooked friends to help out?

Peachy Imisu
Peachy Imisu
Reply to  It’s Preedicktubull
27 days ago

Let’s send the trump trash elite woman and McConnell likes back to there suburbs. My Mother always told me, don’t have anything to do with liars. And stay away from name callers and bullies.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  Lenny
27 days ago

Lenny, glad but sad that I was not alone in witnessing this clustermuck. Unfortunately, there is not a damn thing a taxpayer/voter can do about it and if they try, they get sued.

Maggie May
Maggie May
Reply to  Merry & Bright
27 days ago

Did you call the secretary of state? or just do a Krol and complain complain complain

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  Merry & Bright
27 days ago

Are merry & bright twins?

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
27 days ago

Limbaugh reporting massive cheating in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.

He thinks Trump voters really motivated, really pissed, in fact. Want the Left to lose, and lose big. Want the media to lose, and lose big.

Very high Trump motivation would also bode well for down-ballot races in Blue states.

The Left doesn’t want discussion. Not interested in persuading anyone. Just shut down debate, shut you up. Not into democracy anymore.

Last edited 27 days ago by Edward R. Murrow
Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
27 days ago

Limbaugh would also love to see widespread civil unrest. He has collected a non taxable under the table paycheck from Putin for 20 years. No one, and I mean no one, has done more to divide America over the last 20 years than Rush Limbaugh.

Jerry Packard
Jerry Packard
Reply to  Johnny Dimentia
27 days ago

that’s true.

Maggie May
Maggie May
27 days ago

Biden 279 Trump 259

Peachy Imisu
Peachy Imisu
Reply to  Maggie May
27 days ago

No way higher Maggie. He has not come close to reducing the deficit. And all the money went to wealth. Biden is going to get all progressive votes,welfare,medical insurance,anti Corp. This is very easy, Biden in a landslide.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Maggie May
27 days ago

Late entry. We’ll see if the judges will allow it.

Peachy Imisu
Peachy Imisu
Reply to  Maggie May
27 days ago

Good call! All exit polls favor Biden. We will see if this big lard gets sent packing. And don’t forget is waiting Donald. Stealing from cancer kids?

Peachy Imisu
Peachy Imisu
Reply to  Maggie May
27 days ago

Stop holding up my pro ByeDon posts. He’s not (trump) taking Mass anyway. Im on board though,getting the vote out against or local regime though. All of them. Save Morandi,Connell

getter related
getter related
Reply to  Maggie May
27 days ago

The next President of the United States. Mr. Joe Biden,of course. First order of business scale back the freaking Corporations giveaways. Yes,the market might be bad. But think about it? one less liar on the world stage.

getter related
getter related
Reply to  Maggie May
27 days ago

VAlenti got my vote for state senate, registrar propbate and one othe. Biden got myPrez vote because I’ll watch Trump and Biden gaffs in there new profession,Prez and fed pen.

getter related
getter related
Reply to  Maggie May
27 days ago

Oh,I’m celebrating early. Once every four years you gotta get stoned.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
27 days ago

What happens when the unstoppable force meets the immovable object? We’re about to find out. Project Veritas is 7-0 in court battles during its 10 year history. The New York Times has not lost a defamation suit in over 50 years. The two are now set to square off, as James O’Keefe and Project Veritas officially filed their lawsuit against the legacy New York Times on Friday.

O’Keefe and co. sent a letter to the New York Times a few weeks ago demanding several retractions. The newspaper refused to make the corrections, and said they stand by their reporting.
“This is absolute hogwash, dishonest and libelous,” exclaims O’Keefe in a video he made about the suit, after vowing “We are not going to forget the transgressions against us.”

Kept n Sopead
Kept n Sopead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
27 days ago

You guys don’t get the senate it’ll be four years of misery for you and the president.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
27 days ago

Good question – why are dimorats boarding up their cities if they are expecting a big Biden win???

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/biden-certainty-democrats-boarding-cities/

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

NUM NUTTS- Pittsfield will go dimoret (sic) by a huge margin. Tell me how many buildings are boarded up? or Westfield where you claim to exist.

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

Pittsfield isn’t even on the radar. Read the article, that’s why it’s posted.
I don’t live in Westfield and never claimed to.

getter related
getter related
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
27 days ago

Well it ain’t over till Joe wins.

getter related
getter related
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
27 days ago

Trumpwill be dead in the water for four years if he Senate doesn’t hold. He will nightmares and his minions will attack literally all dmoRats that hold him back.

getter related
getter related
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
27 days ago

Hiccup,burp.