Article

‘THE DAY THAT WILL LIVE IN INFAMY’: FDR GOT THAT ONE RIGHT

2.1 15 votes
Article Rating

BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY DEC. 7, 2020) — Today, THE PLANET somberly notes, is the “day that will live in infamy”+ 28,855.

That many days have passed since the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dc. 7, 1941, a day Franklin Roosevelt and the military got what they wanted: World War. Of course, since Germany’s invasion of Poland on Sept. 1, 1939, there had been a state of war, but can you call it a “World” war if the U.S. doesn’t participate? Prior to America donning helmet and clip-belt, you’re dealing with a regional conflict.

Pearl Harbor, under attack 12/7/41

Roosevelt wanted war for the Depression-dazed economy. He knew the fighting would lead to two fronts: Europe and the Pacific. Only America had the resources to fight such a war. Germany thought it did, but that was Hitler’s big mistake. In the words of Japanese admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, the attack on Pearl “awakened a sleeping giant.” The United States mobilized to feed the war machine.

War.

Factories across the land amped up to three shifts, including General Electric and Naval Ordnance in Pittsfield, where employment peaked at 14,112. The mind boggles.

America’s reign as sole superpower lasted from 1945 to the outbreak of COVID-19 … or should we call it COVID-1984 for the Orwellian allowances made.

Following V-J Day in August 1945 and the declaration of peace, the U.S. did something it had never done in its history. It ended a war and did not return to a peacetime economy. A Doris Day economy could not feed the awakened economic giant with enough input at the manufacturing end. The situation created an interesting problem that a dying FDR, an overmatched Harry Truman, the military, and the nascent “national security” apparatus were eager to solve. Their solution remains to this day: Perpetual war.

And it came to pass that the national security state was born. This new cottage industry found a willing partner in keeping war perpetual, Josef Stalin.

C’mon down, Cold War!

They milked that one until the fall of the Soviet Union, helped along with two wars-by-proxy in Korea then Vietnam. The strategists then instituted an even-more ingenious plan, the “War on Terrorism.” We’re still fighting that one in the Middle East, going on 30 years and $30 trillion dollars.

Let history’s rewrite show that in defeating Hitler and the Axis Powers, America, left alone as the undisputed heavyweight champion, decided not to lead the world to a better tomorrow but to use its invulnerable status in a foolish odyssey of foreign adventurism, hegemony, and a sanitized form of imperialism — not the colonial kind loved by the Brits but a thrust disguised as bringing “freedom and democracy” to the rest of the world. In short, as Peter Fonda says to Dennis Hopper at the end of the magnificent film Easy Rider, “We blew it.”

Perhaps America will find it easier to be a second banana after China completes it plan to become the new superpower.

THE PLANET marvels at the unprecedented rise of China from a backward, agricultural wasteland  to its present-day position. China emerged from the smoldering in 1949 and floundered until 1972, when President Richard Nixon met Mao. After the fossil Mao died, a new and more progressive leadership realized the path forward was in Best Practices. From America, China introduced a form of free enterprise into its system. It also adopted a form of totalitarianism that acceded to authoritarianism. Then, as history often does (Putin in Russia), the forces of change produced the prototypical Great Man.

XI JINPING

Xi Jinping has known struggle. His family was caught up in Mao’s insane Cultural Revolution. His father was paraded through the streets as an enemy of the people. His mother was forced to denounce him in public. One of Xi’s sisters committed suicide. Xi worked in a factory and for a while lived in a cave. Seven times Xi applied for membership in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Seven times the party rejected him.

There was no keeping this young man down, however. He obtained a university degree in chemical engineering, entered politics, and quickly rose through the ranks on the basis of his ability in problem-solving, pragmatism, and a love of hard work. Since taking over as CCP General Secretary  November 2013, Xi has elevated China’s global position through a series of reforms that highlight his practical approach to leadership.

His policies have stressed internal unity and economic reform, including emphasis on profit motive and free trade. His anti-corruption campaign has been successful.

Putin ate our lunch.

Kim Jung Un had our dessert.

Xi will be hosting the banquet.

Good luck to Syracuse Joe Biden dealing with this formidable foe, a man who should actually be America’s faithful friend.

It’s a long ways, baby, from Dec. 7, 1941. In some ways, that date was the beginning of the end of America’s best shot at the brass ring.

————————————————————————————–

“Life can get so interesting that we forget to be afraid” — Author Dom DeLillo.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

The views and opinions expressed in the comment section or in the text other than those of PLANET VALENTI are not necessarily endorsed by the operators of this website. PLANET VALENTI assumes no responsibility for such views and opinions, and it reserves the right to remove or edit any comment, including but not limited to those that violate the website’s Rules of Conduct and its editorial policies. PLANET VALENTI shall not be held responsible for the consequences that may result from any posted comment or outside opinion or commentary as provided in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and this website’s terms of service. All users of this website — including readers, commentators, contributors, or anyone else making use of its information, hereby agree to these conditions by virtue of and contained in this notice. When PLANET VALENTI ends with the words “The Usual Disclaimer,” that phrase shall be understood to refer to the full text of this disclaimer. Copyright (c) 2020 by Dan Valenti.

 

 

2.1 15 votes
Article Rating
116 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
6 months ago

Thankfully, I don’t believe Dimentia Joe, the most corrupt V.P. in American history, will be the one dealing with the ChiComs. Trump will serve a second term as President. Wait for it…..patient now……

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
6 months ago

There is still mountains of dirt coming out on D-sponsored voter fraud. New stuff on Dominion machines in AZ, GA, MI.

They have felons caught on video tape in Georgia, who have connections to the DNC.

The 6000 vote Dominion Machine “glitch” in Antrim county Michigan was intentional and a Citizen suit is moving forward, by American Patriot Bill Bailey.

http://www.antrimreview.net/content/central-lake-resident-files-suit-against-county-over-voting

“CENTRAL LAKE — Bill Bailey, a Central Lake resident, has filed a lawsuit against Antrim County for voting fraud in the Nov. 3 general election, saying he has evidence to prove his point.
Bailey, in a statement he released over the weekend, says voting fraud may have happened in the county via the Dominion Voting Systems and other electronic voting equipment used by the county.
Because of the lawsuit Bailey could not provide much detail about the information he has, but he indicated that evidence he has obtained shows voting in the county may have been compromised.
“I do have evidence that you don’t know about, that you haven’t seen,” said Bailey on Tuesday. “I can’t go beyond that. It will be introduced into my case. My attorney’s working on it now. Everybody wants the same thing I want, it doesn’t matter — Democrat, Libertarian, Republican — we’ve got to know we can trust our electoral process. It’s really that simple.
“I can tell you I have evidence that points to a pretty serious issue.”

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  Mad Trapper
6 months ago

Won’t you come home Bill Bailey, Trapper moans the whole day long

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
6 months ago

Keep up the name calling. It makes you feel better knowing that the scorekeeper didn’t keep the count all the runs you. Mr. Fritz, the baby on the playground.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Thomas More
6 months ago

Gee Tommy, your society/Amistad Project is doing such good work covering the massive voter fraud, why are You so upset? They are going great work, real American Patriots!

https://www.wispolitics.com/2020/amistad-project-challenges-presidential-election-results-with-planned-lawsuits-in-six-swing-states/

Actions by National Conservative Organization Follow Rigorous, Multi-State Investigations Since 2019, Trump Campaign Joins Filings  
Amherst, VA – A national conservative legal organization, the Amistad Project of the Thomas More Society, today announced that it will file federal and state lawsuits challenging the presidential election results in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Nevada, Georgia, and Arizona.”

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
6 months ago

Link to Thomas More Society Amistad Project

https://got-freedom.org/latest-news/

https://got-freedom.org/2020/12/06/election-integrity-watchdog-amistad-project-december-8-deadline-for-selection-of-electors-does-not-apply-to-disputed-states/

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — In a white paper released today, The Amistad Project of the non-partisan Thomas More Society is arguing that the current Electoral College deadlines are both arbitrary and a direct impediment to states’ obligations to investigate disputed elections.
The authoritative research paper breaks down the history of Electoral College deadlines and makes clear that this election’s December 8 and December 14 deadlines for the selection of Electors, the assembly of the Electoral College, and the tallying of its votes, respectively, are not only elements of of a 72-year old federal statute with zero Constitutional basis, but are also actively preventing the states from fulfilling their constitutional — and ethical — obligation to hold free and fair elections. Experts believe that the primary basis for these dates was to provide enough time to affect the presidential transition of power, a concern which is fully obsolete in the age of internet and air travel.

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  Mad Trapper
6 months ago

Gee

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Thomas More
6 months ago

More, the blog bully and resident grouch.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
6 months ago

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/huge-caught-criminal-conspiracy-revealed-3rd-suspect-ga-suitcase-scandal-also-man-spread-lies-water-main-broke-state-farm-center/

Ralph Jones, Sr. was identified as the third suspect in the Fulton County Georgia suitcase scandal.
** Ralph led a team of criminals in carrying out a massive voter fraud scandal on election night at the State Farm Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

** Ralph and his team plotted to remove ALL elections observers (Republicans) from the counting room so they could roll out their suitcases full of Joe Biden ballots and run them through the machine.
** Ralph Jones told local Atlanta news channel 11Alive that a water main broke at the State Farm Arena and counting would be suspended. — This was a lie.

** Then Ralph Jones, Sr., Ruby Freeman and her daughter Shaye Ross went to work rolling out the hidden suitcases of ballots stashed under the table and hidden from view.
** It was their criminal act that gave Joe Biden the spike in unexplained votes in Georgia on Wednesday morning.

** It was a conspiracy to lie to the public including local news, to remove observers from the center and then to commit their hidden suitcase ballot fraud.
comment image

Here is what Ralph told 11Alive:

Fulton County election officials said they are behind – possibly by about two hours – counting absentee ballots after a pipe burst near a room at State Farm Arena where some of those ballots were being held.

According to election officials, none of the ballots were damaged in the process. No voting equipment was effected either, officials said.

Advertisement – story continues below

Fulton County Registration chief Ralph Jones said that the pipe burst just after 6 a.m. Tuesday in the room above where they ballots were being kept, and water was draining down to the left side of the room where the ballots were.

State Farm did come to fix the issue – which was repaired by about 8 a.m. – but there was a brief delay in tabulating the absentee ballots while the repairs were being made, Jones said.

We know this was a lie because there was NEVER a work order filed and the water department never received a call.
It never happened!
But it gave Ralph and Ruby and Shaye cover to complete their scam on Georgia and America! “

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Mad Trapper
6 months ago

Unbelievable travesty.
But I believe the coup will be exposed and Trump will begin term #2.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
6 months ago

And Harrington and Tyer et al thank you…..And I thank Harry Truman, every day. Greatest President since Lincoln.

Dun Tawlkin
Dun Tawlkin
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
6 months ago

Change Orders at the Sewage Plant. Dan could you get your eye spies to check this out?

Nemmah Cyst
Nemmah Cyst
Reply to  Dun Tawlkin
6 months ago

Payed my water bill Friday. HORSESHIT!

J2S
J2S
6 months ago

Heroes don’t seek attention, they give attention! Our men and women of the armed forces are the best.

Hendrix
Hendrix
6 months ago

Speaking of Covid, I see Tricia Bouvier on Facebook as usual spending time blaming others while not offering any solutions or assistance. She blamed restaurants for the explosion of cases at Hillcrest, I wonder why she wouldn’t actually name which restaurants? I don’t know if she has been in a restaurant since Old Country closed, but the majority of restaurants have been following strict protocols at a large increased cost to them. Funny, it seems most private industry is doing pretty well with keeping customers and employees safe, but when it comes to government run institutions like Hillcrest and other BHS owned facilities, it’s a disaster.

Tricia, I would also suggest practicing what you preach. You are no different then the rest of the democrats that want you to stay locked down in your home forever while going out to eat, traveling, getting your hair done, or having a dance party in a public park with 100 of your friends.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Hendrix
6 months ago

TFB would blame her forks and spoons, being obese.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
6 months ago

for being

Auto Phil
Auto Phil
Reply to  Hendrix
6 months ago

Everywhere I go, I see protocols being followed to the hilt. Mask requirements, spraying surfaces, distancing, group restrictions, etc. Restaurants did a fine job since re-opening in Berkshire County. There was not a problem until there was. In reality, this was bound to happen if the virus is still circulating. Whether it be a restaurant, a party, the gym, whatever… The risk of contagion is present in any situation or environment in which an infected person comes in contact with someone else.

Trisha‘s statement was quite bizarre. It came off as what is commonly called a “sub” in which someone makes a passive aggressive post directed at someone/thing without having the balls to say it out loud. If Tricia has specific information regarding the infections at Hillcrest, she should be specific. “We know a staff member contracted the virus at a party and came to work with it, where he/she then infected others.” Passive aggressive subs are petty and unbecoming.

Lumping all parties and restaurant diners into a group of evil virus-spreaders is wrong. Because for every one single person who contracted the virus, there are hundreds, or thousands of others who didn’t catch or spread the virus and they and their contacts are no worse for the wear as anyone else.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Hendrix
6 months ago

More like it was very poor infection control that have 75% of 232 patients infected with COVID-19. That is an unbelievable number. BMC is no more advanced than they were in March or April for fighting this horrible virus. Remdesimir and steroids are all they are using in extremely frail elderly. Pneumonia is the major cause of death for the 24 patients from Hillcrest who have died from this virus. Too many patients are in Hillcrest and that needs to change in the future into having a much better patient to staff ratio so the sick and elderly receive better care. Bouvier should have been more worried about the safety of our frail elderly instead of illegal immigrants and we could have saved many of our elderly.

Auto Phil
Auto Phil
Reply to  Pat
6 months ago

Quite interesting information about pneumonia. From WikiPedia but assumed to somewhat accurate nonetheless less:

Each year, pneumonia affects about 450 million people globally (7% of the population) and results in about 4 million deaths.[12][13] With the introduction of antibiotics and vaccines in the 20th century, survival has greatly improved.[12] Nevertheless, pneumonia remains a leading cause of death in developing countries, and also among the very old, the very young, and the chronically ill.[12][19] Pneumonia often shortens the period of suffering among those already close to death and has thus been called “the old man’s friend”.[20]

Pneumonia is a common illness affecting approximately 450 million people a year and occurring in all parts of the world.[12] It is a major cause of death among all age groups resulting in 4 million deaths (7% of the world’s total death) yearly.[12][13] Rates are greatest in children less than five, and adults older than 75 years.[12] It occurs about five times more frequently in the developing world than in the developed world.[12] Viral pneumonia accounts for about 200 million cases.[12] In the United States, as of 2009, pneumonia is the 8th leading cause of death.[23]

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
6 months ago

Dr. Mark Morocco, professor of emergency medicine at UCLA Medical Center, joins TODAY after California set an alarming new record for new coronavirus cases Sunday. “All of us in emergency medicine and critical care have been preparing because we could see that these numbers were possible,” said Dr. Morocco. “They’re actually worse than we thought were possible.

Will we be them? Are we them?

Mr. G
Mr. G
6 months ago

Why should the Chinese be our enemy though? For that matter, why should everyone who is not us be construed as a potential enemy? That has to be the first thing to go. Let’s work together to raise everyone’s standard of living everywhere. There should not be “Shithole countries.” There should not be starving people. There really is enough for everyone, unless the population continues to explode, and we face far greater problems than who our enemy du jour is.

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  Mr. G
6 months ago

I think you are right. We had better become friends because we need them a whole lot more than they need us. And right now they could squash us like a bug if they wanted to. China is moving to the future while the U.S. is going backwards.
People can hate China all they want but being their enemy is not going to work out well for us or anyone else.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  danvalenti
6 months ago

I don’t think they want to be friends or they wouldn’t have released the virus to the world while protecting their own country. Italy is definitely their friend. Many Chinese use Italy as their vacation choice and the ties between the two countries are close, but they didn’t think enough of their “friend” to warn them of the virus and try to contain the virus within China. China will participate in the world, but they will not change their ways. They look out for China first and always have done so. So many put down President Trump for wanting to make American great again, but China has always put their country first and they receive praise from so many for their policies.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mr. G
6 months ago

Ask some Korean War Vets

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Mr. G
6 months ago

Spoken like a true Globalist.
May our beloved country remain a sovereign nation!

Jerry Packard
Jerry Packard
6 months ago

The Cultural Revolution in China has an eerily similar parallel in what is happening now in the US.

In China, the Cultural Revolution was started by Mao because he had been ‘voted out’ by other senior leaders, and so Mao turned to the masses to foment unrest and rebellion to maintain his hold on political power.

Sound familiar?

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Jerry Packard
6 months ago

If you are saying that President Trump is trying to bring unrest to our country, you couldn’t be more wrong. The violent riots, the changing of the voting laws and blanketing the country with mail-in ballots, the impeachment attempt, the phony Russia/Trump collusion investigation, and defunding the police are all being used by the radical Democrats to destabilize our country. So you have the right idea, but the wrong instigator. The Marxists in this country want total power and are in complete sympathy with everything that China is doing.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Pat
6 months ago

This is dumb right wing bs.Trump war on America from day one.I told you to read about Steve Bannon revolution on America. It’s a war on race and women.It is a war started by Trump.

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  Jerry Packard
6 months ago

and while they are becoming stonger we are becoming weaker. They hold most of the cards now and will be dictating terms down the line. By denying them access to what they needed from us has pushed them to learn how to do it themselves. By punishing them we have actually made them stronger and more self reliant. On the other hand, we have soiled our own bed and not too many other countries are going to want to help us do anything unless we can reprove we are worthy. And that may take a very long time.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Johnny Dimentia
6 months ago

If Democrats were really interested in our country becoming stronger, they would not have done everything they could to destabilize the presidency and the country for the last 4 years. Joe Biden’s administration wants to do the same. They are handing leadership over to China. They know their plans will weaken our country. I agree with Dan that we have had bad foreign policy for a very long time and we have our State Department to blame for that. Taking down America has been planned for a long time.

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  Pat
6 months ago

Destabilizing like bailing out of NATO? Or the World Health Org. during a pandemic? Starting a trade war with our largest trading partner? Making enemies of our two border countries? Being climate change deniers in the face of all common sense? Like that kind of destabilazation?

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Johnny Dimentia
6 months ago

Why doesn’t WHO tell us what works with the virus instead of what doesn’t work like with their latest put down of Remdesimir as being of no help in the fight against the virus. OK fine WHO so maybe give us some of the secrets of what does work against the virus or will China not allow them to do that?

We want to get along with China. We don’t want to fear China or let China take advantage. The so called “Trade Wars” was trying to make things fair. Or is that not allowed now?

Humans cannot control the weather!!!

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Pat
6 months ago

This was a new virus. The World Health Org. nor China nor Gov. Cumo knew exactly how to fight this in the beginning. It had a learning curve. Either way, for all we have learned, it is not helpful with all the mask deniers spreading it like an insecticide cloud.

ShirlYNuts
ShirlYNuts
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
6 months ago

I thought China didn’t have an issue with Wuhan Flu anymore. Why haven’t they been gracious and shared their success? Was their success really spreading it worldwide to cause this chaos while they are doing other nefarious things? Hmmmm

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
6 months ago

Cuomo dealt with the virus by warehousing the infected in nursing homes, with the most vulnerable section of the population, the elderly.

Mario’s buddies who run the nursing homes got a big kickback for each infected patient they took in.

He didn’t know how to fight the virus, but he sure knew what he was doing to the poor elderly folks; killing them off.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
6 months ago

Berkshire County people are actually pretty good about wearing masks. I haven’t gone to any sit down restaurants only take out places so I can’t say what is going on there, but every store I go into, everybody is wearing a mask, but it hasn’t stopped this latest uptick in the virus that has killed 24 so far in Hillcrest Commons.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
6 months ago

If masks & social distancing work…….then why is the virus still spreading?

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
6 months ago

Masks and social distancing work at reducing, not eliminating the spread of the virus. If you want to see what happens with no masks and no social distancing, look no farther than the White House. What a pathetic example for a country in a pandemic.

Johnny Absurds Doctor
Johnny Absurds Doctor
Reply to  danvalenti
6 months ago

Exactly. Like wearing a seat belt or wearing a helmet on a motorcycle. Or a cup so you don’t get your balls crushed.

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  danvalenti
6 months ago

Indeed!

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
6 months ago

Well check out the people in the Whitehouse who are actively discouraging those common sense measures. Check out his rallies. Check out his sycophat govenors making things much worse. There is one man responsible for the explosion of this pandemic in America. You know, the one who works for Putin.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
6 months ago

Alcohol

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Pat
6 months ago

If you think humans controlling the weather is what Climate Change is all about it shows apalling ignorance and you really should spend fifteen minutes getting up to speed on the subject.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
6 months ago

I agree we need to prepare for higher temps in the summer, but we don’t need the government control of the Green New Deal to do it.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Pat
6 months ago

Trump says to inject cold water into our veins when it gets hot out. That man always seems to have the best advice for some reason. He is a freaking Jenius.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Pat
6 months ago

I guess your just a fossil fuel guy.

Pat
Pat
6 months ago

The Chinese leader is very smart and power mad and Joe Biden is no match for him especially since Biden had so many business deals with that country, he is compromised anyway. We are heading on a path to one leader being in charge of the world. Whether that is the leader of China or some yet unknown power mad individual, it will not be good.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pat
6 months ago

Joe thinks he won the election against “Donald Reagan”.

If Biden gets inaugurated, it will be the same puppeteers that pulled Obama’s strings , running the show. Even if Harris takes over.

Last edited 6 months ago by Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
6 months ago

Live feed of Pearson, et al v. Kemp, et al

Northern District Court of Georgia website and on YouTube.

Sidney Powell arguing case

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RaK9vqwwGU

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
6 months ago

US Judge gave the fraudsters/defendants a victory.

Note that Youtube/MSM censored USA links to the proceedings. The above link had to come through China.

The fraud is deep.

Last edited 6 months ago by Mad Trapper
Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
6 months ago

As far as I can tell, the voting machines were set with an algorithm to favor Biden, by 3% or more, it seems.

When the Trump vote overwhelmed the algorithm, they shit a brick and stopped the voting. Everyone out. GOP observers out. Lock ’em out. Block ’em out. Cover the windows. COVID! Oh, Dem. observer? Come on in.

Then you have the suitcases full of ballots, ballot dumps, vote spikes, ship ’em in from out of state, count ’em twice, thrice, and up to 10 times, flip ’em, glitch ’em, switch ’em.

There will be blood.

Too Morrow
Too Morrow
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
6 months ago

Excellent point Ed!

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
6 months ago

More BS

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
6 months ago

TSC, Biden is so far up China’s butt, he poops fortune cookies!

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  Mad Trapper
6 months ago

Classy post.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Thomas More
6 months ago

He likes Trump whisper

Eagle Reportage
Eagle Reportage
6 months ago

The Eagle is in dire straights. Another group of potential layoffs. Reporters will now have to shoot more of their own photos. More news will be AP news and regional pick ups.

They’ve completely shut off free access to pandemic news. It used to be a community service to allow free access to breaking covid news.

The “online editor” has screwed up the security for the site and people are forever getting free access to the whole paper with a simple work around.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Eagle Reportage
6 months ago

What did they do with all their covid money? Too bad their customer base lost faith in them as fair and balanced overseers of the public good. Did they shoot themselves in the foot? Did they believe being a political arm was more profitable than a real newspaper?

Madasxarian
Madasxarian
Reply to  Eagle Reportage
6 months ago

Good die on the vine,shoulda asked Dan to be the boss,dummies. When the Stooge gives you an hour,you’re finished. The ultimate jinx Boone tunes into. And Stooge,the beard looks pretty bad on you.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Eagle Reportage
6 months ago

How much have they been taking in by gouging on obituaries? That used to be a public service before they decided to take advantage of people grieving their loved ones.

There are other places you can list an obituary though. Not sure what IBerkshires charges but I will be damned if I am going to let any newspaper fleece me when a loved one dies. That’s just heartless and reveals a true soul or lack thereof.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
6 months ago

Many funeral homes have websites where you can have the obituary for free if they handle the death of the deceased.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Pat
6 months ago

That is good information Pat.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
6 months ago

Current libtard position, ever-evolving:

Enough fraud to reverse the current count in MI and PA, but no more states, or GA and WI, but not a third. In AZ and PA, but not a third. Or in NV and PA, but not a third.

And besides, we hate Trump, so there, nanny-nanny-boo-boo. And we’ll just censor anything we don’t like concerning the fraud, so there. And we’ll label anyone who disagrees with us as nuts, so there.

And if that still doesn’t work, we’ll beat you up and bomb your house and harass your kids and make sure you get fired, and never get another job again, nanny-nanny-boo-boo.

Sound about right, comrade?

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
6 months ago

I’ve got FDR in memory here:

“December seventh, nineteen forty-one, a date which will live in infamy, the United States was suddenly and deliberately attacked by the empire of Japan.”

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
6 months ago

Thanks for the info, we never would have known it. Did you make that “live in Infamy” up yourself or did you hear it somewhere?

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Thomas More
6 months ago

I was pretty close:

“Yesterday, December 7, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhtuMrMVJDk&feature=emb_logo

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
6 months ago

I love my country, but I fear my government. The U.S.A.’s #1 non-farm exports are military weapons and related technologies. When the Soviet Union collapsed nearly 30 years ago, the U.S.A. profited off of taking over Russia’s market share in arm sales. Since World War 2, after the Allied Powers defeated Hitler’s evil Nazi Germany genocidal regime, the U.S.A. has killed millions of foreign Peoples in perpetual wars. The U.S.A. killed over 5 million Vietnamese People alone. The U.S.A. used false intelligence to depose of Iraq’s dictator Saddam Hussein, who controlled the World’s second largest oil reserves in Iraq second only to Saudi Arabia’s vast oil reserves. U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower warned us about the military industrial complex prior to leaving the Oval Office. The U.S. Government has supported dictators and authoritarian foreign governments when it fit our national and economic interests. The Patriot Act contradicts the Bill of Rights. The U.S. Government illegally spies on its own citizens, and some U.S. citizens have been denied their due process rights under the U.S. Constitution. Since the 9/11/2001’s terrorist attacks, the U.S. Government has used a “Guns and Butter” policy. The U.S. Government has paid trillions of dollars to pay for “forever wars”, while passing four major tax cuts in nearly 20 years. Our national debt has skyrocketed to well over $27 trillion and counting. When Wall Street and the billionaires who run the economy lose trillions of dollars, the U.S. Government always bails them out. However, when the wealthy profit, the U.S. Government lets the top 1 percent become wealthier. It is “Heads”, the wealthy win, and “Tails”, the masses lose. No matter what happens, the wealthy and ruling class does well, while the many “Have Nots” struggle to stay afloat. The U.S. Government has rigged the political and financial system. I asked my brother why Joe Biden is promising to raise taxes on the top 1.28 percent of wealthy citizens and big businesses when they always receive bailouts when they lose money? I guess Biden’s tax hike proposal would serve as an insurance policy for the U.S. Government to be cashed in by Wall Street when they need capital to offset their losses. However, Biden’s tax hike proposal would only lead to even bigger future bailouts for Wall Street. In closing, We the People are being screwed over by the U.S. Government’s pro-military and pro-Wall Street policies that have resulted in millions of deaths of foreign Peoples since World War 2 and a rigged financial and economic system where only the wealthy and political elites win no matter what happens.

Madasxarian
Madasxarian
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
6 months ago

When you can’t lose it’s rigged. Like Casinos,they never lose

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Madasxarian
6 months ago

Actually Donald Trumps Atlantic City casinos “lost money”. Only casinos to ever lose money. Was he skimming all the profits?

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
6 months ago

Why do I keep getting al these thumbs down from Trumps kids? They should not be allowed to post here.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
6 months ago

Well? What was your brothers response when you asked him why Joe is going to raise taxes?

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
6 months ago
Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
6 months ago

This could be huge! Rush discussing it now….

Nap Landing
Nap Landing
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
6 months ago

M O G A
.Make Others Great Again?

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
6 months ago

Did you ever have a thought of your own or does breitbart do all of your thinking for you?

Linden Squaulor
Linden Squaulor
Reply to  Thomas More
6 months ago

I find it incredible that taxpayers allow the finance director and these block grant types to control our tax monies. Everything and anything that is left over goes to special interests. The Beacon scam for example how can one person allow a forgiveness of millions and the City Council does nothing.

Giving millions to an outfit who’s only responsibility is to make money on the water sewer project? No oversight,just add millions to it?

The slush fund that Kufflinks is sitting on is another boondoggle, as is the assessment of homes to add more to the tax base., We should go to a City Manager and start that process NOW! We cannot allow one or two to make critical decisions that only empower the rich. If you think your water bill is high just wait until until they hamstring us on an eighty four million dollar water project. That’s where we can’t stop nonsense spending like that.. We have the expert waiting in the wings to correct that!

Let’s start getting behind City Manager and manager and allow professional people that know what they’re doing going forward.Not Mayoral cash grabbers.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Linden Squaulor
6 months ago

Keeping in mind that the Beacon beneficiary is a multi-millionare and did not need the tax breaks in the first place. But some wealthy folk are wealthy because they ride the backs of the not so wealthy. so I hear.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
6 months ago

The bigger the campaign donation(s)the bigger the tax breaks they get.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Thomas More
6 months ago

Do you ever say anything nice to anyone, or do you prefer being the blog bonehead?

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
6 months ago

Are you lookin in da mirror right now?

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
6 months ago

No, he doesn’t–just a lot of libtard snark. Surprise!

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
6 months ago

What’s so bad about China?

“They’re not bad people, folks.”
–Fraudulent-elect Joke Biden

Chinese commies lovin’ them some Biden.

Try this:

WATCH: Video Deleted From Chinese Social Media of Professor Saying China “Has People at the Top of America’s Core Inner Circle of Power and Influence”
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/watch-video-deleted-chinese-social-media-professor-saying-china-people-top-americas-core-inner-circle-power-influence/

https://twitter.com/DailyCaller/status/1336117667015630849

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
6 months ago

Should we haul out all the tapes where Donald Trump praised the Chinese country and leader? Should we haul out the records of all the trips Ivanka made to China to solidify all the deals she made with them? Is there any of that stuff on those far right nutcase sights you are hooked into?

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
6 months ago

Ask China Joe.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
6 months ago

Off Topic – Just finished reading the agenda for tonight’s CC Hollywood Square Zoom meeting. One item really stuck out to me. In one of the grants for the Pittsfield Police Department there was a chart listing the stats for speeding citations given out. This totally explained why so many hard working taxpayers fear driving in Pittsfield. In 2017 there were 1325 citations given, 1188 in 2018, 793 in 2019 and wait for the drum roll, only 235 so far in 2020. What bothers me pertaining to this lack of citations in 2020 is the fact that on any given day you will see Pittsfield cruisers “hiding” on New York Avenue by the deer (this cruiser will many times sit for over an hour), way up on the hill by the BIC building, in the back of Wahconah Park, in the back parking lot of old VFW building, in Tito’s Restaurant back parking lot, the back parking lot at Springside Park and many more “hiding places”. Why are these cruisers not patrolling the streets? If there is a fear of Covid, then why have so many grants been accepted for PPP for the Police Department? There has to be some safe protocol for these officers to start stopping speeders and red light runners. Also read that there is another grant for tasers. Wonder what happened to the old ones? Wynn has said several times in the past that there were no tasers available at critical dangerous scenes. Will these new tasers be accounted for or will they once again disappear? Seems as usual this Administration has no method of Checks and Balances. They rely on grant after grant evidently not realizing that hard working taxpayers are behind all these grants.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Merry & Bright
6 months ago

Was there anything in there about all the new city vehicles? Holy shit did someone ever make some commision money. Does anyone know who brokered the deal on all these vehicles and how much profit they made. And what dealership they went through? (And there is no paperwork done for kickbacks so don’t bother looking for it.)

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
6 months ago

Great comment and totally agree. Also, all Pittsfield Schools are currently virtual yet notice all the empty school buses just driving around all day “delivering lunches”. Next budgetary catastrophe of this Administration will be them saying they need all new school buses. With all the new vehicles the City has recently purchased they can’t find a more economical way to deliver lunches?

Pat
Pat
6 months ago

Bernie Sanders admits that Nancy and the Democrats walked away from the virus relief bill because it wasn’t enough money. So they said no money to people hurting financially rather than accept a bill that had less money and would have given Republicans what they want. Nancy Pelosi lashing out at reporters for even questioning her judgement. How dare they question her political decisions even if people are suffering.
https://www.theblaze.com/news/bernie-sanders-pelosi-coronavirus-relief?utm_source=theblaze-dailyAM&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily-Newsletter__AM%202020-12-08&utm_term=ACTIVE%20LIST%20-%20TheBlaze%20Daily%20AM

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  danvalenti
6 months ago

Let me see now. A pandemic that efffects largely blacks, hispanics and elederly. Why would that become political?

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Pat
6 months ago

Wall street has already been bailed out Pat.3 trillion.We need to help 10 million families in order to avoid a meltdowm br republicans the 3rd in 20 years.Republicans wont help.

L Simeon
L Simeon
Reply to  The school committee
6 months ago

Stark stark difference in the mood of Trump vs Biden regime. Trump,never paints gloom. Biden just the opposite, announces gloom and give reasons for running after winning. I am so sick of the Gloom I could puke.

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  L Simeon
6 months ago

Just stick your finger down your throat.

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  L Simeon
6 months ago

I guess you prefer someone blowing smoke up your arse like “the virus will be gone by Easter” “we’re rounding the corner” “one day it will just magically disappear”. I have news for you; ignorance really isn’t bliss, it’s just ignorance.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
6 months ago

I like this idea:

Texas Files Lawsuit with Supreme Court Challenging Election Procedures in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/texas-files-lawsuit-supreme-court-challenging-election-procedures-georgia-michigan-pennsylvania-wisconsin/

Time to stop messing around with pencil-dick libtard and RINO judges. Plenty of pencil-dick GOP state and federal elected officeholders to go around too.

L Simeon
L Simeon
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
6 months ago

Ed,say if one state is over turned ,or Jimmy Hoffa’s body is found, and or,O J finds the real killer? Will that stop Biden from being inaugurated!

Rita Vierravaultus
Rita Vierravaultus
Reply to  L Simeon
6 months ago

Biden spells doom and as stated above GLOOM!

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  L Simeon
6 months ago

Do the math:

Biteme 306 Trump 232

PA (20), MI (16), WI (10), GA (16), AZ (11), NV (6)

Trump needs 38+, if indeed all 538 electoral votes are in play. If a state or states returns no electors, . . .

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
6 months ago

Case just added to Supreme Court docket!

Dum Bel
Dum Bel
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
6 months ago

You mean rejected, dummy.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Dum Bel
6 months ago

Hey “dummy” – we’re talking SCOTUS. You have no idea what you’re commenting about.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/12/allen-west-seven-states-will-join-texas-scotus-lawsuit-georgia-michigan-wisconsin-pennsylvania/

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
6 months ago

comment image

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
6 months ago

Texas v. Commonwealth of PA and States of MI, GA, and WI:

As set forth in the accompanying brief and complaint, the 2020 election suffered from significant and unconstitutional irregularities in the Defendant States:
 
Non-legislative actors’ purported amendments to States’ duly enacted election laws, in violation of the Electors Clause’s vesting State legislatures
with plenary authority regarding the appointment of presidential electors.

 
Intrastate differences in the treatment of voters, with more favorable allotted to voters–whether lawful or unlawful–in areas administered by local government under Democrat control and with populations with higher ratios of Democrat voters than other areas of Defendant States.

 
The appearance of voting irregularities in the Defendant States that would be consistent with the unconstitutional relaxation of ballot-integrity protections in those States’ election laws.  

All these flaws–even the violations of state election law–violate one or more of the federal requirements for elections (i.e., equal protection, due process, and the Electors Clause) and thus arise under federal law.
See Bush v Gore, 531 U.S. 98, 113 (2000)
(“significant departure from the legislative scheme for appointing Presidential electors presents a federal constitutional
question”) (Rehnquist, C.J., concurring).

Plaintiff State respectfully submits that the foregoing types of electoral irregularities exceed the hanging-chad saga of the 2000 election in their degree of departure from both state and federal law. Moreover, these flaws cumulatively preclude knowing who legitimately won the 2020 election and threaten to cloud all future elections.

Taken together, these flaws affect an outcome-determinative numbers of popular votes in a group of States that cast outcome-determinative numbers of electoral votes. [That is, there’s enough fraudulent votes to reverse the election.]

This Court should grant leave to file the complaint and, ultimately, enjoin the use of unlawful election results without review and ratification by the Defendant States’ legislatures and remand to the Defendant States’ respective legislatures to appoint Presidential Electors in a manner consistent with the Electors Clause and pursuant to 3 U.S.C. § 2.

December 7, 2020

Auto Phil
Auto Phil
6 months ago

Interesting Covid tidbit- In Pittsfield, the dashboard stated 695 Active Cases. Today, the number is 621.

What a swift overnight recovery for many!

Who wants to bet we find out there have been some “reporting errors”…. (or maybe we won’t…)

Chuck Garivaltis
Chuck Garivaltis
6 months ago

Dan, great commentary. I remember it. Did we know we were going to get hit? Probably not, or we would have been ready for them. Isn’t it strange though, entire Japanese navy crosses the Pacific with 6 carriers, destroyers, subs and airplanes, and destroys our navy and over 2,000 American boys killed. And we did not know they were coming. I don’t know how far it is from Japan to Hawaii, but it is a long way across the ocean and they tell us they not know about it. Fortunately for us our two aircraft carriers were not docked at Pearl on December 7,and were later used at the Battle of Midway that was the turning point of the Pacific war because with the help of these two carriers we destroyed the Japanese navy and sank 3 of their carriers. After Midway the Navy and Marines began the long island to island bloodbath from the south Pacific to Japan. The A-bomb settled it or we could have lost another 100,000 sailors and marines if we had invaded Japan. The Japanese were not about to surrender. Even after the first bomb fell Tojo and generals were ready to continue the fight. It took the second bomb for the emperor and his army to concede defeat.

Dementia Joe
Dementia Joe
6 months ago
Dum Bel
Dum Bel
Reply to  Dementia Joe
6 months ago

Tyer says there has been a surge of cases- Covid? Hello? What about Dead People?????