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MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL, AND TO ALL A GOOD PLANET WITH LOVE FOR ALL

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION @ CHRISTMAS, DEC. 25-7, 2020) — Our message today is simple: Merry Christmas to all who have made THE PLANET the area’s most popular, most hit upon site. It’s not only for the content we and our secret Squadron relentlessly and fearlessly produce. It’s also for the contributions, up and down, made by each person who takes the time to submit a comment.

That means YOU.

We make one simple request.

Please, in whatever comments you make, include a Christmas greeting to someone or some all. We can’t change the world, but we can make THE PLANET, at least for this Christmas weekend, the repository of love and peace to and for all humankind.

THE PLANET leaves you with this Christmas song:

God bless us one and all!

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“Somewhere in the world there is a defeat for everyone. Some are destroyed by defeat, and some made small and mean by victory. Greatness lives in one who triumphs equally over defeat and victory” — Writer John Steinbeck.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
29 days ago

Merry Christmas and/or Happy Holidays EVERYONE!

Be The Change
Be The Change
29 days ago

Merry Christmas EVERYONE

ShirlYNuts
ShirlYNuts
28 days ago

Merry Christmas to everyone and hopefully everyone is safe and healthy to continue interjecting their ideas, opinions and thoughts. That is how communication works and it helps everyone use their brain

Mr. G
Mr. G
28 days ago

Merry Christmas Dan. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy belated Chanukkah…Happy holidays to all whatever you celebrate. Love IS the answer.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
28 days ago

May all have a very Merry & Bright Christmas and a very Merry & Bright New Year:)

Pat
Pat
28 days ago

Merry Christmas!! Thanks to Planet Valenti for giving us a place to share our ideas and hopefully make everyone think about the issues facing our country now and in the new year.

Dave
Dave
28 days ago

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND A HAPPY 2021

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
28 days ago

Merry Christmas to all. Make the best of it and we will try again next year.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
28 days ago

Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro’ the house,
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by TSC with care,
In hopes that his stimulus soon would be there;
TSC was nestled all snug in his beds
While visions of Trump danc’d in his head

Last edited 28 days ago by 12 Gauge
12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  12 Gauge
28 days ago

Merry X-mas to all and to all a good night.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  12 Gauge
28 days ago

Trump leads the new redumblicans.Trump is the savior of redumblicans.Redumblicans can not think without Tucker yelling stupid shit.

If Redumblicans stay stuck in hate and frustration and their kids wil never know what happed to our country.Trump is golfing

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  The school committee
28 days ago

Biden doesn’t golf because he doesn’t have any balls

Mull Again
Mull Again
Reply to  12 Gauge
28 days ago

Trump has balls but can’t golf.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  The school committee
28 days ago

Smile TSC, Trump loves you.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  12 Gauge
27 days ago

Trump only loves his obese fail self.

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  The school committee
27 days ago

He dances in you schizophasic head.

Jayte Micotoumey
Jayte Micotoumey
Reply to  12 Gauge
28 days ago

Really? I think it’s someone or many someone’s obsessed with,ya golfer.

Tami Whynot
Tami Whynot
Reply to  12 Gauge
28 days ago

Remember Trumps famous words? Stand back and stand by?

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Tami Whynot
27 days ago

The Q secrect messaging.Q and the tin foil maga hats are real.I learned that even if Trump does nothing that is a message to you tin foil supporters.It is shocking how ignorant white europeans are.Thank God white europeans have most of the wealth because we are DUMB

J2S
J2S
Reply to  The school committee
27 days ago

It’s getting pretty strange out there folks- blondes are telling TSC jokes.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  J2S
26 days ago

Good one.

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  The school committee
27 days ago

I can see Trump tip toeing around in your head. Go Donald go.

Mull Again
Mull Again
Reply to  12 Gauge
28 days ago

May all your Christmas lights stay lit and all your presents be a hit.

May joy and laughter deck the halls and may no one bust your Christmas Balls!

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
28 days ago

One hundred and one years from now, it will be Christmas in the year 2121.

Jayte Micotoumey
Jayte Micotoumey
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
28 days ago

If man is still alive.

Jerry Packard
Jerry Packard
28 days ago

Merry Xmas to all of my friends!

Pat
Pat
27 days ago

An article in the Berkshire Eagle today is making every excuse for why the virus has infected nearly every patient at Hillcrest Commons and how they just don’t know why. BHS, especially, can’t tell if it was a visitor or a employee who started it even though they did identify 2 employees early on who came to work with the virus. They are blaming 3 super spreader events in the city that started community spread, but the article emphasized how one restaurant owner was following all the infection protocols, but people still got sick. No mention of whether Hillcrest Commons was following all of the infection protocols even though they are a health facility in charge of many elderly and frail seniors. It’s obvious that BHS will not be taking any responsibility for their inability to stop the virus in Hillcrest Commons and the media will not be challenging them to do so.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Pat
27 days ago

and that kind of slanted interpretation of the situation is recognized for what it is and gives potential customers pause when thinking abou subscribing

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

I doubt that. People subscribe to the Eagle for its insightful and responsible reporting on the truth of anything?

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
27 days ago

Where is the investigate reporting? It is admitted that employees coming in to work were infected. Why did they report to work? Were they forced to come in? Was there a staff shortage? Maybe the hospital didn’t have a backup plan if they had infected workers? We had somebody on this board who said his son was asked to report to work by the nursing home even though they knew he tested positive. He refused, but how many others didn’t refuse even if they were sick maybe fearing they would lose their job? How did the virus get into a locked unit unless the virus was being spread by a food preparer? The questions are endless. The public deserves answers.

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

Pat ,Trump did not lead.Trump ran like the coward he is.Trump has us setting records for transmission.You can carry this virus and give it without knowing.If you listen to a coward this is what you get.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  The school committee
27 days ago

There is a way to stop the virus from spreading throughout the entire nursing home. Health officials are supposed to be trained in this. Once it gets in, infection control needs to kick into high gear to contain it from spreading to all of the patients. That did not happen at Hillcrest Commons. Is this because it spread from the kitchen and all patients were infected all at once? Was a food preparer one of the infected workers?

China is the culprit and we even see today just how deep the coverup was for China to prevent the world from knowing just how serious this virus is because China did not want to suffer alone.

Johnny Absurd
Johnny Absurd
Reply to  Pat
26 days ago

Both China and USA got the virus. Does not matter where it came from now. What matters is how you deal with it. China took strict measures and is doing as well as could be expected. America on the other hand, under horrible leadership, has done almost everything wrong. These two countries are going in opposite directions.

People can spin this all they want but American leadership seems to be intentionally making this as bad as possbile. Coincidentaly, that is just the way Putin would want us to handle it. The weaker we get the happier he is and he is getting a lot of happy days under Donald Trump. Donald will hand him the keys to the country a few days before any inaugration.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  Pat
27 days ago

Beagle is as reliable as RT.com (Russian News Network) to perpetuate the status quo. The competence of the status quo must sting somewhere as so many are suffering.

Hope it’s a better year in 2021.

North St Nomad for Orbit – brilliant little ditty.

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

Trump is to blame.Blaming from the bottom up is ignorant.Trump zero leadership.How ignorant are Trump racist ?

Wrath Lawtz
Wrath Lawtz
Reply to  The school committee
27 days ago

Has Trump pardoned anyone of color? Or just white criminals.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Wrath Lawtz
27 days ago

Most of them are people he does not want testifying against him in any of his or his families upcoming trials.
But right now he is focusing on doing Putins bidding of cutting the legs out from under America.

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  Wrath Lawtz
27 days ago

Trump pardoned  Alice Marie Johnson. Biden is looking for his johnson.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Wrath Lawtz
26 days ago

Trump is pardoning his crime family

Word Salad
Word Salad
Reply to  The school committee
27 days ago

He’s at it again.

North Street Nomad
North Street Nomad
Reply to  The school committee
27 days ago

‘Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.
“Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!”
He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought–
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood awhile in thought.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Pat
27 days ago

Out of the pictures posted in the article, the one missing was the “Dancing with the Stars one.

Spagirlfrommass
Spagirlfrommass
27 days ago

Merry Christmas to all! Social distancing can be a good thing in Pittsfield.

May Orre
May Orre
Reply to  Spagirlfrommass
27 days ago

Social distancing and masking aren’t enforced at certain venues. Ask those who are ill because of it. Connell for a Orbit.

JenD
JenD
27 days ago

The Eagle interviewed us and didn’t include it in the article. We were at Meth, four of us. We all go to two local colleges. We met there because we thought it was ok and the bar was open.
None of us had Covid, we all get tested at college all the time so we thought we were safe.
They are making it look like people brought Covid to the bar that could be true but we got it from the bar.
Yuki was there and she didn’t wear a mask, when she did she’d take it off to talk.
She came over to our table, gabbed a little, no mask.
She laughed when we put our masks on when she came over. She said “it’s ok if you are at a table you don’t have to wear a mask”.
She said she was super busy and was short staffed because two of her staff were out sick. She even said they were getting Covid tests.

We ordered one drink at left. We were only at our table she was the only person we talked to.

She does this thing she will sit at your table and take your order and take off her mask.

All four of us tested positive for Covid a week later. None of us were contacted by anyone from the city, there was never a notice about a super spreader event. We only found out on Facebook. My friend’s father died from Covid just before Christmas. The city nurse still hasn’t contacted any of us.

Soo Yoo
Soo Yoo
Reply to  JenD
27 days ago

Your friend so sorry. Was she a Covid victim at the bar?

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  JenD
27 days ago

The Berkshire Eagle would never slant a story to make something lookdifferent than it really was.

Uh, yah they would. Does the bar advertise with them? Do Eagle folk patronize the place?

Lit Scab
Lit Scab
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
27 days ago

Guess what bar owner is in the front for the ‘Only Me Award’. Guesses are welcome. Please use jargon by name.

Cola Kangagger
Cola Kangagger
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
27 days ago

Im torn between Morandi, Maffucio or Connell for the Orbit. He had a Terry Moment and survived. Morandi dumbfounded a mayoral answer and Maffucio has turned up the heat on everyone.

Magic
Magic
Reply to  JenD
26 days ago

Jen I hope you consider Dan’s invitation

Markus Aureluis
Markus Aureluis
Reply to  JenD
26 days ago

I know I already voted for Yuki for the Orbit Award, but after reading this, I’ll double down on it.

The Berkshire Eagle, Tricia Country-Buffet, Linda Tyer, all blamed Mazzeo’s as the one of the main culprits of being the super-spreader. Shifting the focus away from Yuki and Meth.

When caught with the smoking gun (picture), Yuki used race, being a single mom, an immigrant, as the reasons she was being singled out. Did it stop there?

No, Yuki then took up a collection on GoFundMe to pay her fine. She even made more than requested. Will she report this as income? What will Yuki do with the money? Not to mention possible ethic violations?

If Yuki doesn’t get the coveted Orbit award, can I nominate her for the POS award, along side Helen Moon?

Pat
Pat
27 days ago

Get rid of the pork in the COVID relief bill. Now is not the time for us to invest millions in studying the mating habits of the Ethiopian tree frog. Is there ever a good time for that? People are suffering in the country and money should just go toward relief for them and not all of these pet projects and aid to foreign countries which adds up to billions in the COVID relief bill.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Pat
26 days ago

I agree about not being the time for studiying frogs. It is time to PLAY GOLF!!!

ShirlYNuts
ShirlYNuts
26 days ago

People please read what Dan asked of us, peace and love this weekend. We thankfully all are different and have different opinions. Be thankful for this and don’t turn to name calling but try to understand where the other person’s thoughts are learned. I personally love hearing different thoughts because I can learn from them, which hopefully makes me a better person. I will leave by wishing everyone a peaceful day!

Be The Change
Be The Change
26 days ago

Curious, what does it mean when officials receive an ‘award, is it the honor that is achieved ? Or are they receiving a monetary sum ?

Yuphedid
Yuphedid
Reply to  danvalenti
26 days ago

Coveted. Heard Pete White traded his in for a ham sandwich.

Be The Change
Be The Change
26 days ago

Does “lead by example” award pay out ? Or is it just a cover-up for failure to train ?

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
26 days ago

People keep stealing my stuff!!!

I said this not even a month go in here.

“You intend to cover all sides of an issue, but guess what? Your editor discusses how articles will play out – You are told the conclusion before you even begin your assignments. The conclusions invariably are ‘the Right is bad,’ and ‘the Left is good.’ Your assignments are to accent the Left’s point of view and to disparage the Right.”

“Journalism, as practiced today in +90% of all media outlets, is actually advocacy journalism for Leftist viewpoints.”

https://townhall.com/columnists/jeffdavidson/2020/12/26/the-hellish-world-of-modern-journalism-n2582130