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MAYOR (UN)COMMENTS ON ‘MAZZEO’s CHRISTMAS MIRACLE’ … or … ‘O COVID, ALL YE FAITHFUL’

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

First of Two Parts

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY Jan. 4, 2021) — THE PLANET recently heard from former city council president and mayoral candidate Melissa Mazzeo regarding the COVID-19 outbreak that involved several Pittsfield restaurants. Mazzeo and husband Tony own Mazzeo’s restaurant  Restaurant at the former Yellow Astor location on outer South Street.

As a serious threat to public health, this was one of 2020’s most important stories. THE PLANET shares this two-part series to shed more light on the thinking and actions behind the pressures restaurants faced and policies enacted by the city.

In this note, Melissa refers to “Mazzeo’s Christmas Miracle.” [ED. NOTE: We apologize for the spacing problems. A technical gremlin didn’t get fixed until after publication.]

THE PLANET presents Mazzeo’s message:

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 MAZZEO: “Hope you had a nice Christmas with friends and family. I wanted to give you an insight into MAZZEO’S CHRISTMAS MIRACLE.  The Mayor and her Director of  Public Health Gina Armstrong finally came clean that Mazzeo’s [Restaurant] had nothing to do with the [COVID] outbreak that occurred at Methuselah’s and then continued to spread throughout Pittsfield. From the first whispers to the media firestorm, the mayor and Health Department continued to state that the party started at Mazzeo’s. They called it a private party, when it was just a legal reservation.

MELISSA MAZZEO

After the Mayor abruptly closed all Pittsfield restaurants and the restaurant owners pushed back, we continually asked Gina and the Board of Health to show us the data that linked any positive outbreak to Mazzeo’s. I also pointed out the fact that the Health Dept never contacted us about possible contamination from the group that had dinner. We only knew about it because a member of the party told us. I repeatedly called and e-mailed Gina asking to see data. I said if they had none, we wanted a public apology. Then Yuki Cohen was seen unmasked and in violation of COVID rules. After crying foul and starting her GO FUND ME effort, she demanded data too. So I guess they felt it was time to come clean. After two months of linking our name with the huge outbreak, yet keeping names of other offenders silent, they caved.

If you look close, you will see a few short lines in the newspaper article that says “the transmission did not occur at Mazzeo’s.” They spelled out how it started and how many were infected at each of the three sources:  1. Methusala’s. 2. Port Smit’s and 3 Kathy Amuso’s son’s Halloween house party.  So you can see why Mazzeo’s owners, staff, and customers were angry with the constant, unfounded spotlight on us, yet the Amuso house party was only mentioned as a private house gathering.  I guess we will have to be happy with this little mention in the story and sure hope people didn’t skim through.
Here is wishing you a Happy New Year
MEL
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After receiving this, we reached out to mayor Linda Tyer; Gina Armstrong, head of the city Health Department; and Kathy Amuso. We present Tyer’s and Amuso’s comments here. In part two of this series on Wednesday, we shall share Armstrong’s reply to THE PLANET, along with Mazzeo’s redirect.

TYER: Hi Dan.  I am not going to respond to Mrs. Mazzeo.  However, I would like to assure you and your readers that my COVID-19 Task Force and the Pittsfield Board of Health take every single COVID situation with great care and concern.  Our number one priority is protecting public health and slowing the spread of coronavirus. Based on the data that is collected daily through

LINDA TYER

various sources and analyzed to assess constantly evolving circumstances, we have had to make very difficult decisions like close our schools or temporarily suspend indoor dining. In addition, the Board of Health has provided countless hours of guidance, conducted inspections, issued warnings and fines.  We are constantly weighing risk. As I write this to you, Pittsfield has had 1,424 confirmed cases, 46 deaths, and 452 households are currently quarantined.  This current circumstance is just so serious. I really must encourage, again, everyone to practice all the safety precautions that we all know work.  If we ever want to get out of our living rooms and off of zoom meetings, we’ve just got to stay in this fight.

A very Happy New Year to you and all of your readers.  Bye 2020!
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Kathy Amuso, who was on vacation from her job at Berkshire Health Systems, responded with a brief statement:
AMUSO: Thanks for reaching out to me. I am not sure why The Eagle and Melissa Mazzeo targeted my family when my son was renting a house with two of his friends. There was no Halloween party.  I know people stopped over to their house that night. As far as I know, it was a private house gathering.
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We close with information from the city’s webpage:
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  • BMC Call Center is available for public inquiries 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. each day. The toll free number is 855-BMC-LINK (855.262.5465)
  • The Pittsfield Health Department can be reached at 413-499-9411
  • Latest Page Updates: Mayor Tyer’s December 18th Update

Masking, washing, and distancing won’t guarantee anything, but they do improve your odds of staying healthy.

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“Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of a readiness to die”G. K. Chesterton.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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Struther Teegick
Struther Teegick
5 months ago

If she takes It’ so seriously, then why the dance – a thon?

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Struther Teegick
5 months ago

Those dancing moves reminded me of Elaine dancing in an episode of Seinfeld where people just laughed out loud.

Van
Van
5 months ago

Don’t call it a party. It was a “private house gathering”.

Tony B
Tony B
Reply to  Van
5 months ago

Or a “legal reservation”.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Van
5 months ago

Would anyone from the private house gathering like to chime in here?

Is it true that politicians do not like to have a light shone on them?

Spagirlfrommass
Spagirlfrommass
Reply to  Van
5 months ago

Ridiculous statement. The house party was revealed by the health department.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Spagirlfrommass
5 months ago

Houseparty
J. Geils Band
They’re dancin’ on the ceilin’
they’re dancing’ on the floor
People everywhere comin’ through the door
They know there’s a party goin’ on …

Ferac King
Ferac King
Reply to  Van
5 months ago

Which is not being safe period.

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  Van
5 months ago

As I understand it, it was a private gathering of medical students dressed like doctors, nurses and candy stripers who were meeting privately to discuss what they could do to help with the corona virus.
It was all well intentioned until someone showed up with a keg and a burlap bag full of joints. My sources tell me the keg was never opened and the joints were flushed down the toilet as is the custom at that residence.

Bored of Health
Bored of Health
5 months ago

The city couldn’t be more a mess if they elected somebody to mess it up, oh wait they did: Linda Tyer.

The “Covid task force” is made up of people that don’t know really anything about public health. There are six entities responsible for the outbreak of Covid.
BHS, Linda Tyer, Gina Armstrong, Yuki Cohen, Portsmits, the Amusos. Honorable mention to the Volastro’s, and the nursing administrators at Fairview and Hillcrest commons.

The contact tracing in Berkshire county, and Pittsfield in particular, is borderline criminal.
Gina hasn’t been doing her job because she doesn’t understand what it is. Ask anyone who’s had Covid or had a test. No follow up whatsoever. I had Covid, 7 weeks later I was called by a member of the board of health (a public health nurse) to tell me I should quarantine. When I told them I had already been in quarantine, been to the hospital, and now have tested negative. The woman just hung up. I tried calling back, busy signal, left a message on the main line. Nothing. It’s been 11 weeks. They have not contacted anyone on the list I gave for close contacts.

The mayor and health department has managed this poorly. It’s criminal. People have died because of Linda Tyer’s negligence.

acheshirecat
acheshirecat
Reply to  Bored of Health
5 months ago

Here is a snippet of an article from March 9, 2020 when the virus was first making its presence felt in Pittsfield.(State confirms five cases of coronavirus in Berkshire County | Archives | berkshireeagle.com) Gina Armstrong said it was the hospitals’ job to do the Covid-19 tracking/tracing. Not the board of healths job.

City leaders and those at BHS at first provided conflicting information about which agencies were in charge of tracking those with whom infected people came into contact. Pittsfield Health Director Gina Armstrong said that responsibility falls to medical professionals, while Leary said the board of health in the town where an infected person resides is responsible for contact investigations.

Phyllis
Phyllis
Reply to  acheshirecat
5 months ago

It’s no wonder things are so bad. NO ONE wants to accept the responsibility or blame! Pittsfield needs to make a lot of changes. Hoping people wake up soon

Ham Anex
Ham Anex
5 months ago

Why does the Mayor go to a TV studio for her weekly propaganda sesion? I it’s so dangerous why can’t she do it from home?

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Ham Anex
5 months ago

Probably free Hor’derves and coffee. She likes free stuff. Check the pocketbook on the way out?

Hell Toupee
Hell Toupee
Reply to  Ham Anex
5 months ago

She doesn’t have a prompter and she’s too stupid to speak of the cuff.

Dave
Dave
5 months ago

a lot of non-information information from them

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
5 months ago

The lovely Linda Tyer and Tricia Farley Bouvier need to look at themselves in the proverbial mirror when it comes to the Covid-19 pandemic debacle in Pittsfield. When women say that they want to be leaders, then they should take accountability for both their successes and failures. To be clear, the lovely ladies who run Pittsfield politics have failed the public during the coronavirus pandemic.

Bikepath Barry
Bikepath Barry
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
5 months ago

Heck of a new year John Boy, you got some up votes!

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
5 months ago

What does Mazzeo want them to call a private house party? Sounds to me that is exactly what it was. What is a “legal” reservation? Are there illegal reservations? A “legal” reservation in a private room downstairs where other “legal” reservations were not allowed sound a lot like a “private party” to me. I also don’t ever recall the city sating there was spread at Mazzeo’s. What they said was the people started at Mazzeo’s then went to Methusala’s. She wants a public apology for stating the facts?

Speaking of public apologies, doesn’t she owe Clairmont one of those.

Party On Tim
Party On Tim
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
5 months ago

Cause you stoopid

In MA a legal reservation is one that complies with the laws at the time of the pandemic orders.
At the time a legal reservation would have been for 10 people or less. Which it was at Mazzeo’s.
Now where it went off the rails was when the party went to methuselah’s added people (now too many people at one table) and where Yuki both only served them alcohol (no meal although she says there was a cake but no pictures showed that). That would be in violation of the emergency orders and “illegal”. As would be after hours service of say a licensing board member, having sex in a place where food is prepared.
An illegal party would be like the Amuso one.
Again more than ten people in a private residence (there were 50-60).
Illegal sale of alcohol, minors drinking alcohol. So I’d say yes, an “illegal” party on many fronts.
What you seem to like to portray here is that the mayor and the paper and the health department all put forth that it was the restaurants that were spreaders, when it was Amuso’s illegal party, Yuki’s bar (violating her license), and Portsmits.
They closed down the restaurant industry because of Amuso, Yuki, and Portsmits (which was closed anyway). That’s the mayor using her office to draw attention away from the real problem.

It’s like fat Barry filing a lawsuit because he wants to blame his loss of clients on income on everyone else except himself. My office quit using him because of that cumbies stunt. The guy has issues.

Vail Lehntyne
Vail Lehntyne
Reply to  Party On Tim
5 months ago

Sounds like he was just Milkin It.

Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  Party On Tim
5 months ago

Issues? He has a subscription.

Auto Phil
Auto Phil
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
5 months ago

A legal reservation would be for an indoor gathering of no more than 10 people, per Governor’s order.

Timmy Mac
Timmy Mac
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
5 months ago

Barry you silly little girl

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  Timmy Mac
5 months ago

Don’t insult the little girls. The current Pittsfield Cartel actively tried to smear Mazzeos. Barry/Lynda/Fat Ass Buffet, Chrome Dome are really amazingly incompetent. Go back in your basements and pig out on your weed popcorn. You can be released when this is over to duck off to wherever you want to escape to.
Yuki actively disparaged the rules while on the health task force? why is she not facing criminal charges. oh yeah …

Last edited 5 months ago by Kermit Frog
Mark Tully
Mark Tully
5 months ago

Hi Dan,
The Berkshire Eagle will not print negative articles abut this administration. Our community will be better served if this pseudo-newspaper were to close. Below is my letter to the editor, sent over 2 weeks ago, that the Eagle has refused to print.

12/19/20
Dear Editor;

The Berkshire Eagle missed the real story in their reporting on the fine issued to Methusela’s bar by the Board of Health, Methuselah fined, owner to contest, Berkshire Eagle December 18th. The important part of the story, which wasn’t reported, is that Councilor Cohen’s colleague with whom she violated the regulations is Licensing Board member and Ward 6 City Councilor Dina Lampiasi. In September, I filed a petition to the City Council requesting that the Mayor Tyer remove Councilor Lampiasi from the Licensing Board, due to conflict of interests. Mayor Tyer, in her memorandum of January 10th, stated that Ms. Lampiasi needs to remain on the Licensing Board because “her dedication and insight are irreplaceable”. A statement as strong as this would indicate that Ms. Lampiasi is well aware of the rules being broken. Or perhaps, Ms. Lampiasi was participating in an undercover sting operation to entrap Methusela’s bar. If indeed, Licensing Board member Lampiasi is party to the violation, then Mayor Tyer needs to follow her own advice that she stated in this article and hold Councilor Lampiasi to a higher standard as a member of the Licensing Board and remove her from the board.

Boiled Ribbs
Boiled Ribbs
Reply to  Mark Tully
5 months ago

Or hold Mayor Tyer to a higher standard and resign. The p c t show she does is a poser program to make the Stooge look good. Which by the way is possible to his three viewers.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Mark Tully
5 months ago

It almost looks like Tyer is honing her obfuscation skills in order to run for higher office. It also seems clear that there are zero checks and balances in our governement local or state. Lampiasis should resign because little by little it will become more obvious that she was appointed for reasons other than oversight. And the mayors agenda is becoming clearer by the day although most people have already zoned in on it.

Rubea Conn
Rubea Conn
Reply to  Mark Tully
5 months ago

Moon questioning PPD purchasing of certain equipment and why? Is she the queen of defund?

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Rubea Conn
5 months ago

Ever since the supposed traumatic episode she endured by law enforcement, the questions started coming and continued to this day.

shaun
shaun
Reply to  Rubea Conn
5 months ago

Moon is a fool that should resign immediately. She has zero integrity and is a liar.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  shaun
5 months ago

She isn’t going on her own as she has some payback to do first. She has to have some goods on the going’s on in both her elected position and former cushy DA position that paid well.

Thomas Betit
Thomas Betit
Reply to  J2S
5 months ago

Look for Jeanne Kompthorne to pile on Also, she most likely special prosecutor of district attorneys and local law enforcement past and present.
Harrington very dumb, biting hands that helped her.

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  Rubea Conn
5 months ago

Is she working undercover for the DA? Posing as an unemployed city councilor in order to catch people with illegal fireworks?

Rubea Conn
Rubea Conn
Reply to  Mark Tully
5 months ago

Should City Councilors be worried about why two thousand dollars for equipment at the mega Sewer project costing rate payers tens of millions collectively. Two thousand?.. Rumor has it they are spending a ton of money already at the Sewer plant with Change orders? Where are the questions for that,if so?….

This Slush fed Jon keeps telling us about should be examined more closely. Where did it come From? Why is it or what is it being stashed for.

Aside. Next time someone tries to run me off the road,it ain’t going to be pretty.

James
James
Reply to  Mark Tully
5 months ago

What is Lampiasi’s work history that makes her so irreplaceable? What jobs has she held before getting hired by the DA’s office? What are her skills? Anyone?

Luukat Atme
Luukat Atme
Reply to  James
5 months ago

Croll media doll. The real question is did our Chick actually say she was Orbit Worthy….huh?

Mc Skeever
Mc Skeever
Reply to  James
5 months ago

She’s a lesbian.

She also sits on the city’s Licensing Board, the Human Services Advisory Council, the Berkshire Community Action Coalition’s board of directors, and is co-president of the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus.

This glowing tribute by Andy “DA Boy Toy” McKeever. It’s almost like he was working for his mistress befor working for her.

https://www.iberkshires.com/story/60399/Lampiasi-Looks-To-Bring-Strong-Representation-To-Pittsfield-s-Ward-6.html?source=most_read

HELL’N Moon
HELL’N Moon
Reply to  Mc Skeever
5 months ago

I always wondered if Andy was in the back seat of the car pullin the pud while Squeaky and Former councilor boy toy were starting their own petting zoo. Pretty sure of it at this point

Most of us called McKeever a hack during that election run and he sadly proved us right. Wonder if he can afford clothes that fit now. Maybe even a big boy suit

Rileyed
Rileyed
Reply to  HELL’N Moon
5 months ago

Wait the DA is hooking up with a city councilor? Did I miss an episode?

Timmy Mac
Timmy Mac
Reply to  Rileyed
5 months ago

Old news, she’s and he have both moved on.
She’s with her press flak and he’s with a life coach school teacher.

Rileyed
Rileyed
Reply to  Timmy Mac
5 months ago

Oh I thought she was married.

ShirlYNuts
ShirlYNuts
Reply to  Rileyed
5 months ago

I thought he was married

Penny lane
Penny lane
Reply to  ShirlYNuts
5 months ago

Just a bunch of adult men who have the brains of 12 year old boys that sit behind a keyboard down in ma’s basement and hate the world and women.

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  Mc Skeever
5 months ago

This link article says she has a “deep understanding of how govt. works”. So shouldn’t she know her position of the licensing board is in conflict with being on the council?
Also says she believes in a collaborative approach. Do we have any councilors that do not believe in a collaborative approach and if so who are they?

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  Mc Skeever
5 months ago

Harrington invented the Women’s Political Caucus. Lampiasi should resign over being at Yulia while she was before the board. Conflict of interest. This DA’s office is as much of a toilet as any that proceeded it. But maybe worse lawyers, which is saying something.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  Kermit Frog
5 months ago

correction at Yukis

Downtown Umbrella Guy
Downtown Umbrella Guy
Reply to  Mc Skeever
5 months ago

She promised to have regular ward meetings and be in constant communication with the constituents so she can effectively advocate for things that will improve their lives.”

I wonder when this will start.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  James
5 months ago

One might be “irreplaceable” if that person could be counted on to produce a requested result in a given situation. Pretty sure that is it in Pittsfield for this mayor.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
5 months ago

“How would you like me to vote on this one mayor?”

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
5 months ago

Mayor: You know how I would like you to vote! Do you want to remain irreplaceable?

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  J2S
5 months ago

“Yes mamn I do. Yuki dint do nuttin. Would you like me to comb your hair?”

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

Speaking of Yuki, did anyone else see her Facebook page wishing folks a Happy F*c*king New Year!? I did not spell it out on this site as I would never bow that low, but she had no problem spelling it out. What a classless, rude, liar and to think some folks voted her in as our Councilor At Large. This is one of the Mayor’s puppets along with Dina. No wonder the city is such as mess. Classless woman in charge.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

Dan, I just typed Yuki Cohen Facebook and it came up. You have to scroll down just a little. Good Luck, unbelievable, huh?

Ducking New Year
Ducking New Year
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

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Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  Ducking New Year
5 months ago

I see nothing wrong with that. Doesn’t everyone feel that way?

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  Johnny Dimentia
5 months ago

You can get anything you want at Yuki’s restaurant.

Bikini Bycyclist
Bikini Bycyclist
Reply to  Ducking New Year
5 months ago

I take it she isn’t up for the hospitality award?

Ducking Yuki
Ducking Yuki
Reply to  Ducking New Year
5 months ago

69 comments. He he 69

I think this is more a resolution less of a statement. She’s saying there will be lots more in her new year.

Sum Ting Wong
Sum Ting Wong
Reply to  Ducking New Year
5 months ago

She no have sense

Penny lane
Penny lane
Reply to  Merry & Bright
5 months ago

Oh dear god, Please try not to pretend your offended by her post? Please stop really. You don’t seem to have any problem calling officials lesbos, fourtune cookie, Nipples discussing peoples marriages etc But geez see the word fu%k on a social media post and all of sudden you are offended? Me Puking!

Yuki Pookie
Yuki Pookie
Reply to  Penny lane
5 months ago

It’s not that anyone is particularly offended, it just shows a complete and utter lack of decorum on her part. She’s an crass idiot.
M

Spider
Spider
Reply to  Mark Tully
5 months ago

I would love to see you run for MAYOR!

Fred Rutherford
Fred Rutherford
Reply to  Mark Tully
5 months ago

The Berkshire Eagle likes to print all the fake news fit to print.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  Mark Tully
5 months ago

Thank you! Boycott the Eagle!

Thomas Betit
Thomas Betit
Reply to  Mark Tully
5 months ago

The propaganda parrot , is a political rag.
Missy finally being targeted, as she has fallen from political grace ( Campaign with Caccaviello and bowler) should be expected to continue.

I have been targeted numerous times, as Rutberg is attempting to cover up his criminality in costume of a judge.
Barbalunga wasn’t only racketeer on the bench.

Look at “ officers bitten apprehending known subject “ Larry “ slanderman” Parnass , fails to mention , cops K9 bit officers as they beat a defenseless victim , of a stale warrant. ( typically defendants are told district attorneys no prosed case, then arrest warrant issued on Friday afternoon, arrest after 5. insuring a weekend in jail, without being able to contact attorney.

They attempted to perpetrate same on myself September 25 2020, I’m now no trespassed from court for attempting to attend a criminal proceeding against myself& file numerous criminal and civil complaints.

Feel bad for missy, guilt by association- cost her a promising political career.
Caccaviello getting more exposure daily.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
5 months ago

I don’t want it to get lost. It’s an object lesson in lamestream “journalism”:

Perfect example of lamestream leftist lies with this Trump’s call with Ratsassberger:
Find 11,780 votes? Shit, more like find 117,800 votes. Or, disqualify 500,000 Biden votes.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-raffensperger-call-georgia-vote/2021/01/03/d45acb92-4dc4-11eb-bda4-615aaefd0555_story.html

Listen to the four minutes released. That must be all they have or they’d release more.

Nothing wrong with a president calling a secretary of state and basically saying, “Do you job, and do it honestly.”

Be good to get a count on how many times Bernstein has fatuously said that “it is worse than Watergate” since about 1980 or so.

Watch also for the characterizations of what Trump said or how he sounded–“angry,” “frustrated,” “intimidating”–all just bull shit false, lying opinions.

How do you “threaten some with crimes”?

Owent Lettergough
Owent Lettergough
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
5 months ago

Please. Let go. Please.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Owent Lettergough
5 months ago

You got something else more important?

Offer some content, if you can.

Greetodiss agree
Greetodiss agree
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
5 months ago

Ed,You only got game If Senate goes Red tonight. Otherwise GAME O V E R

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
5 months ago

Todd Herman, filling in for Rush today, who has read the entire call transcript, says that it was a “settlement” call.

Trump et al. kept asking the GA officials to show them the results of their investigation/report into the fraud.

Answers: no. Essentially, we found no evidence of fraud and we don’t have to show you how we came to that conclusion.

jon doe
jon doe
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
5 months ago

You might want to listen to that call yourself.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
Reply to  jon doe
5 months ago

I read through the transcript quickly. Trump goes through the fraudulent votes, totally at least 100,000 altogether.

But all we need, Mr. Ratsassburger, is 11,780. So out of 100,000+ illegal votes, you can’t find that many? because you should be able to find 10 times that.

Lamestreamers suffering the same ol’ TDS, episode number 142, I think.

But don’t worry about China Joe . . .

Fone Cawl
Fone Cawl
5 months ago

The Chief advisor for WARP speed vaccination is 16,000,000 short on so far vaccinated. But says there is no problem.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Fone Cawl
5 months ago

I think it’s better to go slowly with the shots just in case there is a problem with the vaccine for some people. That way the vaccine could be stopped before more problems occur. Priority should ALWAYS be for people over 65 especially those in nursing homes. Maybe that’s the problem. They are giving priority to others and not the elderly.

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  Pat
5 months ago

Better yet, wait till next year. Let the other countries test them out and then if there are any Americans left they can get them then. Better to be safe than sorry.

Gruffyboo@aol.com
Gruffyboo@aol.com
Reply to  Pat
5 months ago

You trust what is in your coffee but not the vaccine

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Gruffyboo@aol.com
5 months ago

I hate coffee, but I do trust the vaccine overall, but some people do have sensitivity to it for lots of reasons. I think it’s better to go slow to make sure people respond well to it by finding out BEFORE they get the vaccine if they have any of these sensitivities and that can only be done by asking questions about each person’s health background. That can’t be rushed.

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  Pat
5 months ago

If Donald says it is a hoax and is showing no concern for it why should any of us be worried? MAGA He says he never lies and there is no edvidence that he ever has. Not sure why we need a vaccine in the first place because even though it was a hoax it went away in April.

I did take some intravenous bleach just in case though and I feel just fine.

Kovid Kegger
Kovid Kegger
5 months ago

Wait, if I call it a thanksgiving gathering it’s ok to have over 50 people show up at the house and charge money for a door fee and for booze?

That’s probably as big a story, Amuso’s “adult” child was selling booze illegally during his Covid Kegger.

Owent Lettergough
Owent Lettergough
Reply to  Kovid Kegger
5 months ago

Do phShaekdownt

Sadd Awakening
Sadd Awakening
Reply to  Kovid Kegger
5 months ago

Quite frankly I think it should be illegal to promote a fund me for a licensed bar owner. Especially a multiple offender? No matter who it is. Aren’t that tax laws, private business and licensing protocol? Is this even legal?.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Kovid Kegger
5 months ago

Better check with Lampiasi to see if that is OK.
“Yup, no prob!!”

Vail Lehntyne
Vail Lehntyne
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
5 months ago

Why would anyone want to help fund any health or safety violator? Why would anyone fund a bias news paper that gets outsmarted by a one man grinding machine.

Johnny Dimentia
Johnny Dimentia
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

I think he was talking about Kroll Dan.

Services Rendered
Services Rendered
Reply to  Kovid Kegger
5 months ago

I’m thinking of throwing a barbecue down at Springside, no moon or ice cream invited ? Who’s left,does anyone care.

Gruffyboo@aol.com
Gruffyboo@aol.com
5 months ago

Private house parties and bar rooms not following guidelines got our schools closed and sent this flattened virus everywhere.I am disgusted by the mayor blaming Mazzeo.Now the mayor needs to get to the bottom of what happened so we understand.The Halloween parties need to be laid out as to what exactly went on.The health and safety officer at the School department needs to be investigated tobsee if he attended a party.Never heard of so much irresponsibility with a school safety officer and a councilor

Thomas Betit
Thomas Betit
Reply to  Gruffyboo@aol.com
5 months ago

Mayor took a cheap shot at missy, pretty tame mud slinging. It should get much worse soon.

Hendrix
Hendrix
5 months ago

I see the 200 senators and representatives in MA are in line for a nearly $5,000 raise, a 6.4% raise to their current base salary. According to the Herald it also looks like their expense accounts are going up 4.89%. This is the 3rd raise in 3 sessions. I don’t know about anyone else here on this board, but did anyone see a 6% raise this year? Better yet, most people would have been willing to lose 6% of their salary in order to save their job, keep their health insurance, or even keep a business afloat. It appears Baker & Polito have already done the right thing and rejected their raises.

This is your electorate, people like TFB and Hinds have advocated for business closures, lockdowns, with no plan in place to support those who lost everything. Now they are cleaning up with a fat 6% raise while everyone else suffers. Dan, is there a way to communicate with our local reps/senators to inquire on if they will accept the raise? I don’t think the general public is aware of this and would certainly be interested in knowing if they do.

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  Hendrix
5 months ago

You don’t have to call them nor ask them outright. If any one of them refuses the raise they will make sure that the news is above the fold on page one.

Vail Lehntyne
Vail Lehntyne
Reply to  Thomas More
5 months ago

Does anyone know if the early voting anywhere is counted before the final tally? In other words can those early votes be known tabulations?

Vail Lehntyne
Vail Lehntyne
Reply to  Thomas More
5 months ago

If es and punishment should be triple until the Covid virus is under control. Otherwise you will see idiots repeating crimes and acting like buffoons. No more Mr. Nice Cop. Especially traffic laws. Speeding, driving to endanger. There are those on the road that try to intimidate drivers because they’re in a hurry.

Johnny Absurds Doctor
Johnny Absurds Doctor
Reply to  Vail Lehntyne
5 months ago

City site says there are over 1100 ACTIVE KNOWN cases in Pittsfield right now with over 400 homes supposedly in quarantine. Which means there are actually many more cases walking around we don’t know about.
Early advice for elders going shopping during early elder hours is good advice. Although does not look like any stores enforcing it anymore as I see younger people mixed in early all the time.

Covid Bingo
Covid Bingo
Reply to  Johnny Absurds Doctor
5 months ago

There’s 19 more today across three households two in Pittsfield and one in Richmond. My neighbor got their tests back, 6 in their house, 6 at his sisters, 7 at their cousins. The cousins in Richmond had family members over, they then went to each house, infected the whole lot, including kids that are 5-16 years old.

Bikepath Barry
Bikepath Barry
5 months ago

Happy new year Covid kittens! Hope you all stayed home to help flatten the curve!
Me and the Mrs didn’t we had several gatherings to attend to.
We had a fine time visiting with Andrea and her close friend and advisor Andy. They make such a cute couple…of people that ONLY work together.
Poor John got kicked to the curb, but he’s got his rebound gal.
We swung by Yuki’s for an after hours nightcap, we made sure to keep the lights low and the windows covered. Her speakeasy password this week is “go funk me” it will change at midnight to “herpes for free”.
We capped off the night by driving over to Mazzeo’s and egging the place. The eggs were frozen so all it did was dent some of the siding.

PS we had our first hit and run of the year, right on North Street in the BIKE LANE.
Some drunk drivers drove into the bike land and sideswiped two cars.

PPS if there’s anyone who knows a good Lexus bodywork specialist, let me know. Cash deal, no insurance, asking for a friend.

Keep it vibrant and dynamic in 2021.

PPPS that’s code to Matt to get get working on the new handouts for our friends. I mean constituents. If you see Matt congratulate him on his hair plugs.

Herb Pease
Herb Pease
Reply to  Bikepath Barry
5 months ago

Happy New Year

outfox
outfox
5 months ago

What’s the back story to the mayor’s fb post last week saying that she and Bare bare couldn’t go past the end of their driveway? (See her French onion soup post)
Is is because their were Barbarians at the gate?

Rush Slushfund
Rush Slushfund
Reply to  outfox
5 months ago

The mayor is a cook of sorts. I actually followed
Her recipe, it looked good and tasted good but couldn’t eat it it smelled like throw up. Anyway …….Happy Fucking New Year! Go Republicans!

Bobbi Mac
Bobbi Mac
Reply to  outfox
5 months ago

It was a way to pretend they were at home. It’s like reusing old photos of your dog in your office to pretend you are at work

Penny lane
Penny lane
Reply to  outfox
5 months ago

I like onion soup

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  outfox
5 months ago

Gee, funny she should say that as Mr. Mayor posted on 12/27/2020 that they were hiking at Ragged Mountain in New Hampshire, did we just catch Mrs. Mayor in ANOTHER lie.

Joan Jett
Joan Jett
Reply to  Merry & Bright
5 months ago

Ragged Mountain is in Adams No?

Fat Tyer
Fat Tyer
Reply to  Merry & Bright
5 months ago

When the mayor can’t even follow the state rules and regs for travel, why even fine Yuki?

So the question is did she quarantine? If you go to NH to vaca, you’ve got to quarantine for 10-14 days when you come back. She wasn’t just driving through, she went to the resort with Barry.

Massachusetts residents are urged to limit any out-of-State travel only to States designated as COVID-19 lower-risk States.
The only low risk state is Hawaii.

In determining whether you are required to complete the Massachusetts Travel Form and whether you may be required to comply with the 10-day quarantine requirement, you will be treated as “arriving from” a place other than a COVID-19 lower-risk state if you were present in any State or jurisdiction not on the list of COVID-19 lower-risk states for more than a transitory period of time in the last 14 days.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
5 months ago

We should all donate our personal and retirement savings and estates in our last wills to Matt Kerwood’s +$10 million slush fund. The lovely Linda Tyer should raise municipal taxes, fees, and public debts and other liabilities to the highest level allowed under the law. Pittsfield would be known as the city government with a huge slush fund and the highest municipal taxes, fees, and public debts and other liabilities in the World. In closing, Pittsfield politics is almost there!

Johnny Absurds Accountant
Johnny Absurds Accountant
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
5 months ago

Matt should take some of that money and use it for his forensic audit. Can some councilor please put this before the council and public for a vote? With all this free cash sitting around waiting to be spent on special interest folk it seems only fair that the people get something out of it. The last few years interest would pay for the audit.
Matt if you push for this and we get a real legit audit I would vote for you for mayor. You know you have always wanted it. Be the man.

Ron Kitterman
Ron Kitterman
5 months ago

Didn’t Madam Mayor get the new memo gendered terms are eliminated now  
Amen and A-women to that one  

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  Ron Kitterman
5 months ago

Perhaps on the council they can say Gaymen.

Pat
Pat
5 months ago

COVID-19 came from a Chinese lab either accidentally or on purpose. Lots more evidence that is what happened and it did not originate in a wet market.
https://www.theblaze.com/news/coronavirus-leaked-chinese-lab-wuhan?utm_source=theblaze-breaking&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20210104Trending-WuhanLabCovid&utm_term=ACTIVE%20LIST%20-%20TheBlaze%20Breaking%20News

Johnny Absurds Doctor
Johnny Absurds Doctor
Reply to  Pat
5 months ago

sadly though the Chinese made a serious effort to deal with it while the American govt. led by idiots, is making it worse by the day

it is like the devil himself is running America

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Johnny Absurds Doctor
5 months ago

No serious effort was made to stop the virus only to cover it up. China made ZERO effort to save over 1 million people. The death count is worse than many wars. China is only a hero to the far left. To most people, China is responsible for mass murder.

Bikini Bycyclist
Bikini Bycyclist
Reply to  Pat
5 months ago

Wow.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Pat
5 months ago

as is your bud Trump Chump

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Johnny Absurds Doctor
5 months ago

No, the devil himself, is who we will end up with under a global system in which one individual is in charge of the entire world.

Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow
5 months ago

Had enough of this, all year long. Senseless Marxist goons. They are not held to account for their violence and lawlessness.

Why?

Can’t someone just shoot these BLMPOSANTIFAPOS? We won’t get justice any other way, I don’t think.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/violent-leftist-mob-swarms-attacks-senator-hawleys-dc-home-pounding-door-screaming-threats-terrorizing-wife-newborn-baby/

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Edward R. Murrow
5 months ago

They aren’t held accountable because its Marxist goons who want to take over this country.

Johnny Absurdo
Johnny Absurdo
Reply to  Pat
5 months ago

Which country with a non extradition treaty do you think lthe Trump family will flee to if their coup fails? Russia or Israel?

Greetodiss agree
Greetodiss agree
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
5 months ago

Maybe Guam?

ShirlYNuts
ShirlYNuts
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
5 months ago

Won’t go to Russia because he would run into Hunter and Joe

ShirlYNuts
ShirlYNuts
Reply to  Johnny Absurdo
5 months ago

You know it won’t be Russia, he would run into Hunter and Joe

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

and your not held accoubtable for the stupid things you post