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iBERKSHIRES’ ILLITERATE STORY ONLY TOO TYPICAL FOR LOCAL LAME-STREAM JOURNALISM

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION APRIL 9-11, 2021) — Outgoing Ward 4 councilor Chris Connell posted this remark with respect to THE PLANET‘s previous column, one that provided fractured snapshots of the ocean’s eleven that make up, and we do mean ‘make up,’ the city council:

Thank you Dan for the kind words. I always tried to do my best for the residents and the city. I certainly will miss many of the residents especially those that I now call my friends. Thank you also for being a responsible journalist and media source. Only yourself, Mike Daly and Jonathan Levine report the truth regardless of the issue. The three of you are fair to both sides and always give both a chance to comment.

The comment about local media is the one that stands out.

If one depends on lame-stream local media, one gets propaganda, puffery, and PR of the kind that The Boring Broadsheet and iBerkshires shill for the powers that be. They do it so as to not rock the boat and appease advertisers.

We don’t know Mike Daly’s product, except it being some kind of online podcast, but we do know the heroic battle Jonathan Levine has waged since 1991 to keep The Pittsfield Gazette afloat. THE PLANET gives thanks there are at least these two alternate voices. There is indeed a hunger and thirst for aggressive reporting and commentary, and it is astounding the level of fear that must grip the mainstream media that they would not pursue this sure revenue booster.

It’s bad enough that the The BB and iBerkshires are bad enough, but to be inflicted daily with botched headlines, chopped copy, typos, bad grammar, and poor writing makes the puffery all the more egregious — awful in an extraordinary way.

Example, an iBerkshires story that ran Thursday, April 8, bylined by Brittany Polito.

The head reads: “Pittsfield Police Chief Wynn Bring ‘Unique’ Background to State Policing Commission.”

This is a subject- (singular) -verb (plural) agreement problem just slightly above the Dick and Jane Reader. No one at iBerkshires caught it.

Polito has this quote from Wynn: “That’s been an in-service topic for several years, we had already incorporated specialized training, dealing with people in crisis and mental illness.” 

Guess comma splices must be considered grammatical there.

The article contains no actual reporting, only a series of fan-club sighs and glowing quotations, such as this show-stopper:

“When asked if Pittsfield Police were committed to the process of engaging in the hard work of building an equitable society at a June rally for Black Lives Matter, his simple answer was ‘yes.””

Stop the presses, already.

This kind of journalistic insult continues daily.

THE PLANET could continue ad infinitum, ad nauseam with this autopsy, but we rest our case. It’s probably why our numbers continue to grow while The BB and iBerkshires are tanking.

With that, we turn The Weekend Edition over to you. The talking stick is yours, any topic.

Have a great weekend, everybody.

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LOVE TO ALL.

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Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

Chris Connell fought the good fight during his time in Pittsfield politics. He ran against career politician Tricia Farley Bouvier for State Representative. He stood up against the Lovely Linda Tyer’s record setting municipal budgets – high taxes and fees, and huge public debts and other hidden liabilities. He took on the corrupt political establishment for Mary Jane and Joe Kapanski. But in the end, Chris Connell was unable to change public business as usual in Pittsfield politics. He realized that he was fighting windmills instead of stopping the Pittsfield political machine. The ugly truth is that no one can change Pittsfield politics!

JohnnyTwoCents
JohnnyTwoCents
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

At least he tried, and it actually could be changed and you don’t even need a compliant council, you simply need a budget conscious, citizen minded mayor. The clowncil can cut the budget, but cannot add to it.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  JohnnyTwoCents
1 month ago

Do we really expect fiscal responsibility now with Biden and the far left in control? The amount of money being spent at the federal level is outrageous and the far left will just spend the country into disaster because they want to get rid of capitalism and that includes getting rid of the dollar. All of this is intentional.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

You mean that if we actually had a fiscally responsible mayor we could cut the budget like 10 percent and not raise property taxes for years, and close needless schools, and have clean parks? Tell me that it’s true.

Hendrix
Hendrix
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

It isn’t a black and white win or lose. Did he ultimately change anything city wide? Not really, but he brought it every council meeting and ruffled a lot of feathers. Debate, discussion, and passion are something that should be a part of city council. Instead we have a bunch of people who are just interested in keeping the meeting moving forward and saying “I” to everything. Watch how long the meetings go when Connell & Morandi are off the council.

I lived in 4 for many years before moving and Chris always got right back to you with any concerns brought to him. He took the job seriously and you could tell genuinely cared. 4 is going to miss him desperately.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Hendrix
1 month ago

In my opinion, Chris brought attention to the fine print on issues that would have flown under the radar. If not for his tenacity in bringing up things that others just wanted to rubber stamp, he was attacked for it. Chris may not have been able to change much around here, but he made citizens more aware of why change is needed.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

I agree. Chris Connell did bring change on the micromanagement level. I wish he was able to bring real change to business as usual in Pittsfield politics that always, always, always….screws over Mary Jane and Joe Kapanski. But like I said before, it is impossible in Palookaville!
Palookaville – Wiktionary

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
1 month ago

And now the Idiot Eagle has a puff piece about a Berkshire native who wrote a book, and has him pictured posing right on active local railroad tracks. Not withstanding the fact that that is Prima Facia evidence of a crime called trespassing (yea I know Harrington won’t prosecute), it’s just plain stupid for the local rag to do this.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
1 month ago

Eagle headline…”After a fight Pittsfield employee wins back use of vehicle”. I thought the guy must have gotten into a fist fight with his boss but it was just a curveball from the news outlet that cherry picks its stories. (after running them by city hall for approval)
I honestly believe some local news outlets are part of city hall and city hall is part of local news outlets. They are integrated for both content and context. An integral cog in the local political machine.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

People less than 40 years old don’t remember what a quality paper The Berkshire Eagle used to be.

The paper actually had reporters that covered local news and were not beholding to the management nor local connected people/politicians. The decline was steep as falling off a cliff when the Millers left.

Much like national alphabet news outlets, what is left is biased one sided “reporting”, or ignoring news that does not fit the agendas and spins they approve of.

Journalism/Journalists is/are becoming an endangered species facing extinction.

Hat’s off to Dan and The Planet for integrity and honesty!

Fred Rutherford
Fred Rutherford
Reply to  danvalenti
28 days ago

Freddie begging for readers to chip in and fund another reporter.

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

There is that dangerous word “equitable” in the article about Chief Wynn. That they want to create an equitable society. The grammar is frightening, but what they actually want to do is horrific. The far left progressives don’t want equality, but equity which means big government decides what is fair. Big government picks the winners and the losers based on gender, race, and sexual orientation.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Equitable in Pittsfield really means ECONOMIC INEQUALITY because there are little to no living wage jobs for the average working class family in Pittsfield!

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

The left believes coal miners and pipe workers can “learn to code”.
Why can’t the career minimum
wage worker?

Lad Titood
Lad Titood
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

First of all let us pray for the tragic death of the infant that happened months ago in Adams, D A Harrington had the couple arraigned in Superior Court yesterday I believe. Please don’t rush to judgement on this. Let it play out. But clearly there is something seriously wrong about this situation.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Lad Titood
1 month ago

I just read that article this am. No judgment until I hear all the facts, not just some. Horrible situation.

Ham Anex
Ham Anex
Reply to  Lad Titood
1 month ago

Mathew Tucker is a great person. This would be totally out of character for him. Squeaky will end up with egg on her face. She can’t be trusted.

Lad Titood
Lad Titood
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

The foster couple was arraigned.

James
James
Reply to  Lad Titood
1 month ago

She must have a slam dunk case if she’s holding a press conference after the arraignment.

Vlad Urback
Vlad Urback
Reply to  James
1 month ago

She’s representing the state in this one. Both sides are culpable in my opinion. Negligence looms on both sides in my opinion. This child also suffered immensely. This could be the biggest law suit in the history of the state.

MrsMiaWallace
MrsMiaWallace
Reply to  James
1 month ago

Nope. Just a chance to get in front of the cameras and look like she’s doing the job.
My money is on Attoney Jill Sheldon– she is extremely ethical, an excellent trial lawyer, and a profoundly decent person. I trust her take on the situation over DA Doodle’s.
And by the way, by getting in front of the media any time a tragic case is charged always runs the risk of tainting a future jury pool, potentially impacting a defendant’s right to a fair trial.
She should stick to press releases; they get the information on cases to the public without sensationalism.
Go back to your yoga class, Doodle. Let Karen Bell take care of the sensitive, complex cases you run a significant risk of fucking up. Public safety in Berkshire County will be better served without your mug in front of the cameras.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

So uninformed by Fox pro billionaire corporation agenda using patriotism guns and commie socialist to control the fox loop news….GLENN BECK is your next brilliant person.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

It’s better to keep quiet and let people think your an imbecile, than to post stuff like that ^^^^ and remove any doubts.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

You have a black belt in being uniformed and spreading misinformation daily on here.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Pat
29 days ago

What you got a problem with a Pittsfield department of DIversity, Equity, Inclusion?

Be The Change
Be The Change
Reply to  Pat
29 days ago

Well, they picked me.

ShirlYNuts
ShirlYNuts
1 month ago

Just read Bumbling Biden speech saying no amendment is absolute as he seems to be getting rid of the second amendment. Not sure what he is trying to do as the mob is pushing for no police and now he doesn’t want people to be able to defend themselves… what dystopian universe are we living in? I can not believe the “press” isn’t all over his many mistakes Ashe was speaking, makes “W” look brilliant

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  ShirlYNuts
1 month ago

The left is after the 1st amendment also.

They scream and whine about free speech when they are the ones talking.

But if you have opposing views or beliefs you are: racist, bigoted, promoting “hate speech”, terrorist, white supremacist, not “politically correct” (in their minds)…………

Latest bunch of BS, is requiring the use of “correct” “gender pronouns”, when addressing deviants or mentally unstable individuals. They are trying to push this agenda in public schools to brainwash/in-doctorate children, rather than educate them.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Free speech from the far left means no diversity viewpoints accepted.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

Conservatives believe in diversity,huh ?…you will in 20 years because white is going to be the minority

ShirlYNuts
ShirlYNuts
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

Sounds like hate speech

J2S
J2S
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

With Joe’s open borders the white population will be in the minority sooner than 20 years.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
29 days ago

I agree Mr. Fritz. This is so bad. I agree with a comment made by a reader of the Gateway article:

Today’s Neo-Marxist movement is asserting itself under the flag of “Social Justice” and seeking a renewed struggle against the “oppressors” of society; against the “Bourgeoisie” of today according to the call of The Communist Manifesto and it’s revolutionaries in times past who heeded it’s call. The followers of such pursue it’s tenets with a fanatical zealotry.
The “oppressors” of today, according to and clearly noted by them, are European-Americans and Western Civilization. Such revolutionaries, in their fanatical zealotry, will target us indefinitely along with our liberty if we refuse to take a stand.
We have been totally betrayed by the political establishment, and as such no solution will derive from them. Rather, before us today, we must stand with the great men and women who came before us and against the cancer of Marxism. The time is now to unite in defense of our European-American heritage and birthright; and to do so without compromise.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
29 days ago

This is a war against white people. They are trying to completely get rid of white people by bringing in so many illegal immigrants and spreading them across the country. These Marxist revolutionaries have done this in Europe also. Europe is a mess from all of the immigration. Crime is out of control there. Do we now need to create special hospitals for white people only? These Marxists are making the races completely polarized against each other.

Sojourner Truth
Sojourner Truth
Reply to  Pat
29 days ago

Media exposure, Guilting, Baiting, Governmental Preference, Unearned and Unqualified Selectivity and Awards, Unhealthy Hero Worship, A decline in Judeo Christian values, Loss of traditional mores and folkways appear to affirm this hypothesis. Don McLean’s subtleties in ” Bye Bye American Pie.

Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  The school committee
28 days ago

TSC diversity = everyone looks different but all think alike as if they were mind numb zombies.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Lyin’ O’Biden wants to trample on the 2nd by confiscating weapons while he opens the borders to the cartels, gangbangers, criminals & terrorists.
Democrats have no interest in protecting American citizens.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/04/09/joe-biden-push-gun-control-distracts-historic-border-crisis/

The Downtown Umbrella guy
The Downtown Umbrella guy
1 month ago

Dan don’t be so dismissive of Mike Daly, you and him would get along like gangbusters.
It’s just a different medium.

Vlad Urback
Vlad Urback
Reply to  The Downtown Umbrella guy
1 month ago

Daly’s got nothing on Danny Jin.

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  Vlad Urback
1 month ago

Both have great value to Pittsfield

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  The Downtown Umbrella guy
1 month ago

I think Mike Daly is awesome. This guy actually seems to have morals and truly cares about the city. I wish him well but he seems too nice a guy to rot in this unfixable cesspool of a city. He deserves to prosper and raise a family where he actually has a chance.

Without a conscientious newspaper and a forensic audit there is no chance this berg rises from the ashes. Its core is too rotten to be revived.

Thomas More
Thomas More
1 month ago

It’s not often that I agree with the Planet but on botched headline I’m with him 100%
CHAUVIN TRAIL ENDED WITH THE ‘KNEEL’ VIDEO, THOUGH THE CIRUCS HAS ANOTHER THREE WEEKS

Caption This Photo
Caption This Photo
1 month ago

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Oh high score on candy crush! YAY!

They have to text me what to say in court.

comment image

What flavor Ayelada should I get?

Do my yoga pants make me look younger or older?

Why is this so hard? I just want to get paid and sit around and look on Facebook.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Caption This Photo
1 month ago

“Whats’s up doc?”

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Caption This Photo
1 month ago

Yabbadabbadooooo!!!

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  Caption This Photo
1 month ago

Where did I leave my hairbrush?

Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  Caption This Photo
1 month ago

She’s a total fraud

Split Endz
Split Endz
Reply to  Caption This Photo
1 month ago

Do these split ends make me look smart?

I’m just going to let the adults talk.

Hmmmm am I supposed to do something?

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Caption This Photo
1 month ago

Personally I find these childish insults totally uncalled for, and believe me, I am no fan of the DA, at all. To criticize her appearance, considering she is professionally dressed, rather than her actions is petty. And I think she is sexy looking in her outfit and mask!

Aerin
Aerin
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
1 month ago

Agree. Stick to her issues. There are so many. No appearance comments. Not cool.

North ills Mi
North ills Mi
Reply to  Aerin
29 days ago

Thelma and Louise…..going over their cliff notes.

Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Reply to  Aerin
29 days ago

It’s appropriate, her looks are fair game. I sit 30 feet from her on a daily basis. She loves to shop on her phone while at work and is constantly talking about her hair, her looks, her clothes, her shoes.
It’s a group of things she talks about more than legal matters or issues.

Aerin
Aerin
Reply to  Legal Eagle
29 days ago

That is disgusting. What an imposter. She is literally a hillbilly who won the lottery. I don’t disagree with what you are saying. What you say is information. It’s just that others who are talking about her looks gives her fodder to play the woman card. She is incompetent, unqualified and ineffective and that is why she should not be a DA.

Outfox
Outfox
29 days ago

Welp.
It’s enough money to buy the Rockwells back, anyway.

Pat
Pat
29 days ago

So now white people will be kicked to the back of the line for healthcare? This is the solution so that we all get along? No, this will cause so much tension between races and has now turned into racism against white people. We should treat all people the same and not equity in healthcare based on race. You can be sure that the white politicians will not suffer under this same insane policy if they need care. All of our local white politicians who are all for this insane policy will make sure that they and their families continue to get preferential treatment. Can we all see where this craziness is taking our country?

Brigham and Women’s Hospital hospital says it will offer “preferential care based on race” and “race-explicit interventions” in an attempt to engage in an “antiracist agenda for medicine” based on critical race theory.

Gang Bang
Gang Bang
Reply to  Pat
29 days ago

WTAF does that even mean? It actually sounds racist.
Gang bangers get to the front of the line for stab wounds and gsw?

The school committee
The school committee
29 days ago

We have now learned that Trumps coup was white fear that minorities will be the majority very soon.White racist would rather live under the fascist white Trump than a democraticly elected minority.

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

The Nov 2020 Selection of an Im-POTUS, was the envy of every banana republic, and Xiden’s good friends in Red China.

There was nothing democratic about the 2020 Selection, or the people who ran it.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  The school committee
29 days ago

You are so brainwashed. Thanks President Trump for helping all races to earn higher incomes during your presidency.

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

Who’s the racist’s stirring up the pot? Similar thing happened here at Simon’s Rock.

Hate Crime Hoax: Outrageously Racist Graffiti Sparked Days Of Protests. A Black Student Wrote Them.By Ashe Schow

Apr 9, 2021  DailyWire.com

The absurdity of the messages should have been the first hint that these were not written by someone who genuinely believed them.
Graffiti messages that included phrases like “white power” and “let’s kill all N*****s on campus” and that sparked days of protest at Albion College in Michigan were actually written by a black student, MLive reported.

On April 5, students from the college started tweeting about the dozen-or-so “racist incidents” that had occurred the previous week, referring to the messages. As The Post Millennial reported, a since-deleted tweet from one student included photos of the graffiti, calling the messages “blatant racism.”
The messages included phrases such as “white lives matter”, “666” atop a Star of David, and references to the Klu Klux Klan, among others. Discovery of the messages prompted days of protests from students, who boycotted classes in the name of racial justice.
On April 6, after reviewing campus security footage, a 21-year-old black male student was brought in for questioning by the Albion Department of Public Safety. The student reportedly admitted to writing most of the graffiti, with the surveillance footage supporting his statements. Police Chief Scott Kipp told MLive that the student was released after questioning and that after the department has completed its investigation, the Calhoun County Prosecutor’s Office will determine if any charges should be filed related to the incident. Charges are unlikely in such a case, as fears of being called racist abound even when a student has committed a hate crime hoax.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/hate-crime-hoax-outrageously-racist-graffiti-sparked-days-of-protests-a-black-student-wrote-them?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=benshapiro&fbclid=IwAR1B5w2mxu8kh2m-K-EX8WLbf6QC4UeD4Qs1TcqA8IPj-BB-BUKmRMOH7pc

Last edited 29 days ago by Mad Trapper
J2S
J2S
Reply to  Mad Trapper
29 days ago

And to think these same people have issues with the shoot first ask questions later ….. They shoot the racism card out of cannons first before asking questions.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  The school committee
29 days ago

“We now have been taught.”
Fixed it for you TSC. Welcome!

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

You just repeat crap you hear on PMSNBC.

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

Arrogant imbecile, Donald owns your mind. He dominates your thoughts. Get help before your brain leaks out your ears.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Acute Angina
28 days ago

TSC never tilts his head.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
29 days ago

BLM founder is a fraud and a phone and shame on Greylock Federal Credit Union and any other organization drinking the Koolaid and giving away our money to this garbage.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9456145/Shell-pick-white-people-complain-BLM-founder-buys-1-4M-LA-home.html

J2S
J2S
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
29 days ago

And the new neighborhood she moved into is just about all white. For someone who has issues with white folks along with the group she was cofounder of, says much. Pretty soon the group will be listed as a Fortune 500 company.

Tell
Tell
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
29 days ago

And all the white fools who donated some of the billion to this raciss organization are drunk on Koolaid!

BlackLiesMatter
BlackLiesMatter
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
29 days ago

Black Lies Matter!

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  BlackLiesMatter
29 days ago

That about sums it up.

JohnnyTwoCents
JohnnyTwoCents
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
29 days ago

A black women makes good and moves into an uppity white neighborhood and you white racisss gots a problem with it???

JohnnyComeLately
JohnnyComeLately
Reply to  JohnnyTwoCents
29 days ago

I get the feeling you are making fun of folk dat can’t speak English.

BlackLiesMatter
BlackLiesMatter
Reply to  JohnnyComeLately
29 days ago

It’s called Ebonics aka ghetto jive.

Hung Wang
Hung Wang
Reply to  BlackLiesMatter
28 days ago

Barry be hip to de ebonicle jiv…..he talk dat talk at 3am at cumby.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
29 days ago

This is what all of the wealthy on the far left are now doing. In preparation for turning the country into a crime ridden disaster area with their anti-cop policies, taking our weapons, and allowing everybody to pour over the border, they will move into these wealthy quiet and calm communities to get away from all of the chaos they are intentionally creating for the rest of us. These people are such phones and their policies are dangerous for this country.

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

Better familiarize yourself with the new ESG scores – coming to a business near you.

I’m refusing to do business with any company participating in this.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/begins-financial-giant-merril-lynch-assigns-environmental-social-governance-esg-scores-rate-customers-just-like-chinese-communist-party-video/

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
29 days ago

Anybody wonder why the State of New York is broke? And is this bigoted against citizens of the USA living in New York?

https://davidharrisjr.com/steven/new-york-will-offer-one-time-payments-of-up-to-15600-to-illegal-aliens-who-lost-work-during-pandemic/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook&fbclid=IwAR2A4rVtFBMNZLzFQ8yttwdt8VTUsg2FQgr_Gu4nCW9moKPFGUNlX6NNOXY

New York Will Offer One-Time Payments of Up to $15,600 to Illegal Aliens Who Lost Work During Pandemic
The state of New York is funding a program that will pay up to $15,600 to illegal aliens who lost their jobs during the pandemic.
They will be required to prove they are residents of New York and that they lost their jobs due to the pandemic. But, what if they do not have proof of that? Well, they will still get $3,200 from the state.
If I lived in New York I would be outraged that their elected officials placing illegal aliens above American citizens.

New York has created a $2.1 billion dollar fund from which the money will be paid from. The money was allocated as part of the new $212 billion dollar budget for New York.
This is government for the illegals, by the illegals, and for the illegals. New York has an estimated 750,000 illegal aliens although that number could increase as they apply for the cash.
New Jersey residents may use New York addresses to claim the $3,200.

Effe Bigcorp
Effe Bigcorp
Reply to  Mad Trapper
29 days ago

We need our illegals to keep the gravy train socialism practices in tact.

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

Well said! It’s outrageous!
Cuomo, through mismanagement & bad investments, ran the state into the ground. Now that he’s loaded with cash compliments of O’Biden, he can cater to the illegals, pay for their health insurance, drivers licenses and other state assistance.
He should be thrown out of office AND prosecuted for killing thousands of elderly New Yorkers due to his policy of sending covid patients back into the nursing homes.
Sexual misconduct charges as well!

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
29 days ago

He should, but he will not just like Biden’s son Hunter can laugh on talk shows about how he will not be convicted of anything and he knows that for sure since daddy is the president of the United States. It’s not just Cuomo though. It’s all of the far left which is becoming the majority of the Democratic party who prioritize illegal immigrants over American citizens because they are not white people and they are future voters for Democrats. This is how white people are eventually the minority in this country and that is the goal of the radical far left.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pat
28 days ago

Hunter would sell the nuke codes from his father for a bag of cocaine and a hooker

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

Trump tried to overthrow America to install a Russian style Oligarchy on 1/6/2021…Never forget what this traitor and his supporters have done.

ShirlYNuts
ShirlYNuts
Reply to  The school committee
28 days ago

BlueQanon give up the false narrative…don’t forget the big steal and treasonist mob boss Nancy

Fake News
Fake News
Reply to  The school committee
28 days ago

Donald owns your mind. You worship fascist Joe.

Dementia Joe
Dementia Joe
Reply to  Mad Trapper
28 days ago

Throw in a little parmesan cheese and you have a deal

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
29 days ago

Is the focus on race and division just a diversion from the Nov. 3rd coup d’etat?

https://thefederalist.com/2021/04/09/a-nation-primed-to-see-racism-in-everything-will-think-only-about-race/

Effe Bigcorp
Effe Bigcorp
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
29 days ago

Mayhem in pittsfiield streets daily.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Effe Bigcorp
28 days ago

Where?

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
28 days ago

There was no cheating by democrats but The Republicans have a terrible history.

ShirlYNuts
ShirlYNuts
Reply to  The school committee
28 days ago

Ha,ha,ha,ha is your tinfoil hat on?

PPD SUCKS
PPD SUCKS
29 days ago

Tell us he commuted “suicide” without actually committing suicide. The Eagle is run by and employs morons.
The PPD is also run and employs some of the worst of the worst, word is he was forced into that situation. Homicide not suicide.
A man was found unresponsive Saturday morning at the McKay Street parking garage, and was later pronounced dead.

Police report that at 8:10 a.m., Pittsfield Police responded to McKay Street for a wellbeing check on a male party.

Police found an unresponsive male lying on the ground on the west side of the parking structure. The aid of the Pittsfield Fire Department and Action Ambulance was immediately sought.

The victim, a 30-year-old resident of Pittsfield, was transported to Berkshire Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. The incident continues to be under investigation by the Pittsfield Police Detective Unit.

State health officials urge anyone who is thinking about suicide, or who knows someone who is, to call one of the 24-hour crisis hotline numbers right away.

Magic
Magic
Reply to  danvalenti
28 days ago

Should those of us that park in that garage be afraid

Hell Toupee
Hell Toupee
Reply to  Magic
28 days ago

look up when exiting

Hell’n Moon
Hell’n Moon
Reply to  PPD SUCKS
28 days ago

Those who know the deceased and his family can’t fathom a suicide. We’d love to hear more theories

Simon Says Huh
Simon Says Huh
Reply to  Hell’n Moon
28 days ago

Here is a theory. I’m sure the green rushers don’t want to hear it. https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/20/health/marijuana-abuse-teens-suicide-wellness/index.html

Be The Change
Be The Change
29 days ago

DCF is probably negligent & they can’t have it known, so let’s all realize the impact this tragedy will have on fostering. 20 years. Berkshire County, you’re a train wreck !

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Be The Change
29 days ago

The whole foster care system across the country is bad, but some areas are worse than others. Children are routinely taken from their biological parents, often for the most ridiculous reasons and parents can’t get them back. That’s what happened to Victoria Rose Smith of South Carolina who was put into foster care and brutally beaten on a regular basis by her foster parents, especially the foster mother. Victoria was so adorable and sweet and what happened to her is just pure evil and it wouldn’t have happened if she had remained with her biological mother who was not abusive.
https://www.wspa.com/news/upstate-lawmaker-looking-into-familys-request-for-victorias-law-after-three-year-old-killed-in-foster-care/

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Sad Butrue
Sad Butrue
Reply to  danvalenti
28 days ago

The parents either didn’t report the illness, didn’t treat the illness, or didn’t seek the dcf’s help. If they did , report it this is on dcf. I think both sides are guilty.

Baked Choice
Baked Choice
Reply to  danvalenti
28 days ago

Somebody got a lawyer. Let’s see how the d a juggles this. The truth shall prevail in this one. So,so sad.

Ham Anex
Ham Anex
Reply to  danvalenti
28 days ago

Wolfe’s 1987 novel The Bonfire of the Vanities, paraphrased into “a grand jury would ‘indict a ham sandwich,’ if that’s what you wanted. As of 2018, the “ham sandwich” phrase remains in common usage in legal discussions.

Ham Amex
Ham Amex
Reply to  danvalenti
28 days ago

How often does DCF visit infants placed in foster care?

ShirlYNuts
ShirlYNuts
Reply to  Ham Amex
27 days ago

My understanding is since COVID they can’t do home visits

Sad Butrue
Sad Butrue
Reply to  Pat
28 days ago

Dan I actually heard the transmission. According to what I heard a male called ppd saying he was going to jump off the McKay parking deck,when they got there they found him. Dan,you know the family.

Sad Butrue
Sad Butrue
Reply to  Be The Change
28 days ago

And bet any money dcf doesn’t take blame. Sounds like both were negligent.

Pat
Pat
28 days ago

What doctor would carry out the orders of Brigham & Young Women’s Hospital to put one race above another when it comes to healthcare? A doctor who wants to keep his job? What this Boston hospital is doing and wants to spread across the country is unethical. I was reading comments on this decision and many doctors are saying they are so frustrated with race and politics being forced into medical care. They begged to explore the use of many different therapeutics during the pandemic, but say they were discouraged from their superiors from doing so. This is what I have suspected too that our elderly didn’t have to die so horribly from COVID, but could have been helped, but even the medical system has been infiltrated by far left politics.

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Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pat
28 days ago

Hospital Administrators are only interested in lining their pockets with loot and don’t give a rat’s rectum about healthcare.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mad Trapper
28 days ago

These orders of “do nothing” but the most basic like using useless steroids to help the elderly with COVID was passed down from the very Democratic CDC to hospital administrators across the country who are “useful idiots” who will carry out the unethical orders of their masters with no questions asked. Steroids may be useful for younger patients, but cause more harm than good for many of the elderly.

Rock Houston
Rock Houston
Reply to  Pat
28 days ago

did u get the shot?

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Rock Houston
28 days ago

I have not received my shot yet and the longer it takes me to get an appointment for the COVID vaccine, the more I keep wondering if it’s necessary for every American to get it. Shouldn’t herd immunity kick in at some point as more people are vaccinated? I probably will end up getting it though.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pat
28 days ago

Papers please, papers.

Let me see your vaccination papers, or you can’t……..

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mad Trapper
28 days ago

I will never hand over vaccination papers. That is so George Orwellian.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Rock Houston
28 days ago

Get the Pfizer one, and be a GMO humanoid!

Be The Change
Be The Change
28 days ago

Really if these folks are so experienced, they should be able to sense it when a child in their care requires medical care. Fever is outwardly apparent, lethargy, etc, appetite ….. So many signs would have presented to a conscious, experienced parent, foster or not, persons signed up to be responsible for other’s children, you’d think <110% would be the goal. * burn those N*, Dave Chapelle