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MATTHEW TUCKER’S ‘LONG JOURNEY’ FROM WITCHCRAFT TO CRIB DEATH

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY APRIL 14, 2021) — In Monday’s column, THE PLANET mentioned some facts and feelings elicited by the heartbreaking case of 10-month-old Kristoff Zenopolous, who died while in the care of his foster parents, Matthew and Cassandra Tucker.

A grand jury investigated and came back with enough evidence to give District Attorney Andrea Harrington reason to prosecute. Harrington charged the Tuckers  with involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment in connection with the baby’s death. The Tuckers have denied the charges.

The determinations of law will settle the matter, and we must allow justice to seek its own level in this emotional case.

Tucker is a self-admitted former Wiccan — Wicca, as in witchcraft.

Tucker confessed his occultist past in an article published a few years ago by the Marian Fathers on Eden Hill in Stockbridge. The article can be accessed here:  The Long Road Home | Marians of the Immaculate Conception . It comes complete with a video of Tucker.

The article describes Tucker’s journey from feeling worthless and unworthy to contempt for the Catholic faith to Quakerism to pantheism to full-blown witchcraft and a finally return “home” to orthodox Roman Catholicism. This dizzying journey hints at either a genuine conversion experience or a deep inner discomfort in the man, the kind self-loathing can induce. The changes also constitute an alarming “180” going from witchcraft’s paganism to daily Rosaries and evangelism.

These predilections address character issues, and in a case such as this one, character becomes relevant for the way it informs choices, actions, and inactions.

THE PLANET‘s experience with this type of religious about-face falls into the same category as “conversions, death bed.” While such conversions can be authentic, they should raise a red flag because sometimes, the “born again” person has merely replaced one existential addiction with another.

The article also described Tucker as a “… father of two who dutifully, happily ensures his children receive proper spiritual formation.”

His children? What children? Does this refer to Tucker’s own biological kids or to the suspiciously high number of foster kids he and his wife have taken into their home? It doesn’t say, but if it’s the former, where are those kids now, given that after their indictment and arraignment in court, the judge released the Tuckers to their own personal recognizance sans bail. No child should be allowed near these two, not as long as they have manslaughter and reckless endangerment charges looming. Should the Tuckers beat the rap, perhaps the matter can be reconsidered.

A close observer of this case also questioned if Tucker’s religious zeal could have played a role in the decision he and his wife made not to get a doctor for baby Kristoff. The infant died from complications related to strep A, pus in the lungs, and a collapsed lung, the D.A. said.

———- ooo ———-

MATT TUCKER

Another troubling aspect is the 37-year-old’s fixation with fantasy figures, superheroes, and the dragons-wizards-anime-startrekstarwarsX-Men vibe, what THE PLANET calls “The Peter White Thing.” Tucker’s office at PCTV was loaded with dolls and action figures. As one person familiar with the office told us, “You want me to take him seriously? You go in his office and you see all this weird childish stuff. What adult brings his toys to his workplace? It’s almost like walking into a 15-year-old’s bedroom.” We agree. Our times in Tucker’s office gave us the creeps.

On his Linked In page, Tucker tells us he is “a geek, a life-long toy nerd and a forever kid.”

When you do business with an organization, don’t you want to be dealing with adults rather than those who give the impression of “playing at adult.”

We asked Shawn Serre, PCTV‘s executive director, about Tucker’s employment status.

BOUNCING BOY

“I have read and seen the same media reports that you have,” Serre told THE PLANET. “In reference to your questions, I cannot comment on personnel matters.  All other questions are best directed to representatives of the judicial system.”

No one on the PCTV Board of Directors has many any public comment, certainly not to THE PLANET.

An acquaintance of Tucker’s told us of his fondness for “cosplay,” literally, “costume play.”

From Wikipedia:

“Cosplay is the practice of dressing up as a character from a movie, book, or video game. … Cosplay costumes vary greatly and can range from simple themed clothing to highly detailed costumes.

“It is generally considered different from Halloween and Mardi Gras costume wear, as the intention is to replicate a specific character, rather than to reflect the culture and symbolism of a holiday event. …

“Cosplay represents an act of embodiment. Cosplay has been closely linked to the presentation of self, yet cosplayers’ ability to perform is limited by their physical features.”

We wonder if Bouncing Boy from DC’s Legion of Superheroes was one of Tucker’s characters.

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“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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Flogging Molly
Flogging Molly
25 days ago

Not sure which one of your buddies has a hard on for Matt Tucker but obviously you are grinding someone’s axe trying to belittle this guy with nothing tangible related to the charges. First, you make disparaging comments about his weight because…yeah that’s an easy one to grab on to because people in our society are cruel and too easily judge people. Then you latch onto his drift from Catholicism which came full circle. I have childhood memories associated with being raised Catholic very similar to the crusty old Irish bastard he remembers and had I been exposed to Wiccan or HR Puff in Stuff or whatever,, I could have easily veered off and experimented with it. His story is not unique and actually makes him a more dedicated religious person after he realizes the Catholic faith was meant for him. What little I do know of Mr Tucker is that he is deeply religious and committed to his faith. So twisting his honesty about his journey is silliness that a true journalist wouldn’t have played off like some deep conspiracy. What’s next your secret agents going to tell you Tucker prayed over the kid with rattlesnakes? GTFO

What is the problem with a self admitted nerd or geek? Everyone is different and that’s what makes the world go round. Some people are born gifted athletes and choose to play sports. Some folks are talented artists and choose to focus their talents on painting or sculpture or whatever it may be. Does that make them less a person because they aren’t the “macho athlete type? Oh and God help they have a streak for electronic gadgets and technology and are a “nerd” I bet the guy that helps send rockets into space is a self proclaimed nerd. As far as cosplay, every hear of The Walking Dead? One of the most successful series out there, that has followers that dress up and are devote followers or any of the Marvel character followers. Does this make them dangerous? No, just different in their interests and be damned in the ol USA if you are considered out of the norm.
Tell Dave and all your buds trying to disparage this guy that the should sit back and wait for the fireworks. Some of the evidence I hear about is going to make this case add to the long list of DCF screw ups they made and then try to scapegoat on someone else. This Commonwealth can’t even run a vehicle inspection program or an RMV how the hell can they run a Child Protective program? An incompetent agency is to blame here.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Flogging Molly
25 days ago

Anybody who did half the investigation Dan did, and had half a brain, wouldn’t consider letting this man, who obviously can’t care for himself, and therefore cannot be trusted to care for a child, foster one. so yea, you have a point here, it’s another in a long line of DCF Eff ups, because they stupidly let this man foster a child.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
25 days ago

True. I think that a person has to have some level of maturity to care for children properly and you can’t just do a surface background check either. You need to dig deep. The foster mother for murdered Victoria Rose in South Carolina had been a schoolteacher and an outgoing person so outwardly presented as good foster mother material, but if DCF in that state had dug deeper, they would have found serious anger issues and even joking about mistreating her own biological children along with other childish issues like jealousy for Victoria Rose. Those all all red flags for the potential for abuse.

Debra Simonetta
Debra Simonetta
Reply to  Pat
25 days ago

Massachusetts May 16, 2019 – Red flags missed, former foster children say they endured abuse

April 1, 2019 – Report: Child welfare agencies missed red flags before the rape and murder of Grace Packer
14-year-old Grace endured years of abuse before she was murdered and dismembered.

But back to vibrant Pittsfield MA, a Feminist Mother Claims she was Blackmailed into Sexually Assaulting her own baby son. This biological monster was charged with performing unspeakable sex act on her own baby for the enjoyment of her boyfriend.

Unrelated to any of the above horrors, I’ve noticed in the Pittsfield Police Logs several reports of unwanted/undesirable subjects trolling a certain area on First Street around 3am. And I was just wondering if scary Barry is the subject of these reports.

juicylucy
juicylucy
Reply to  Debra Simonetta
25 days ago

SCARY Berry well spoken and who will oversee the $34 million the city received from the federal government? Just a question.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  juicylucy
25 days ago

Pittsfield politics city government will receive $41.6 million in Biden Buck$ over the next 2 years. The $34 million figure is direct federal aid to the Lovely Linda Tyer and the Pittsfield City Council. The $7.6 million figure in direct federal aid will go to the Lovely Linda Tyer and the Pittsfield School Committee. (Let us all not forget Matt Kerwood’s estimated $14 million slush fund). Where I live in southern New Hampshire, I read that some municipalities will hold public input sessions so that local taxpayers are able to say where their municipal government and school district will spend the Biden Buck$ over the next 2 years. I do not know if that is the case in Pittsfield politics and other Western Massachusetts municipalities and school districts. I asked my dad, a former Berkshire County Commissioner (1997 – mid-2000), if state and local taxes will either go down or stay the same over the next 2 years given that state and local governments are all receiving Biden Buck$. My dad answered me by saying that taxes never go down. I read that NY State government just raised $7 billion in new state government taxes on the wealthy after they were told they will receive $24 billion in Biden Buck$ over the next 2 years. Pittsfield State Representative Tricia Farley Bouvier wrote and published op-eds in the Boston Globe and Berkshire Eagle arguing for Massachusetts state taxes to be raised on the wealthy. Pittsfield State Senator Adam Hinds has openly supported state government tax increases on the wealthy, too. I asked my financially astute friend if raising taxes on the wealthy helps the moderate to low income American consumer. My friend responded that it all eventually trickles down, meaning higher prices and inflation. The U.S. government can only deficit spend and give out stimulus funds for so long before it doesn’t work anymore. Our government’s financial management system is financially unsustainable. The sad fact is that every other country is in the same boat of huge debts. Eventually interest rates and inflation will rise to a high enough level that many people and entities will go insolvent and bankrupt. We live in a time of great economic inequality that last peaked around 100 years ago in the 1920s, which is when Adolf Hitler began his rise to power in Germany. The parallels from 100 years ago to today are very similar. The government needs economic stability for political stability. When the economy crashes and people go hungry, the government has to deal with economic and political instability like what happened in Germany 100 years ago. Politicians from Joe Biden on down to Andrew Cuomo to Adam Hinds and Tricia Farley Bouvier are all supporting deficit spending and building support to increase taxes on the wealthy to pay for their record government spending. The problem with Biden’s plan to tax the wealthy is that it won’t make much of a difference in his record setting deficit spending ways. Lastly, I always wonder where all of the government spending really goes? The rich keep getting way richer, while the middle class keeps shrinking and the underclass keeps growing! To be clear, the government (and business, too) is NOT investing in the working class anymore like it did post-World War 2.

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

So why are you againsts raising taxes on corporations.You do understand that deficits are the tools of republicans.Pat America must raise taxes on the corporations.Why should you carry that burden?

J2S
J2S
Reply to  The school committee
25 days ago

Pat isn’t the only one that will be carrying the burden. We all will. Corporations pass on costs to the consumer’s.

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

It will promote true Capitalism.What does the market accept.You believe things stay the same.They may or may not raise prices.They may produce a better product and have a broader business.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
25 days ago

Without naming the usual suspects, the mayor is going to make sure they have input on where and how to spend the dough.

According to the legislation, we will get the first disbursement 60 days after passage of the legislation – so, somewhere in the range of $16 million within 60 days, and then 12 months after that, we’ll get the second disbursement,” said Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer. “Our first step is to bring together a small group to really take a deep dive into this new legislation so that we understand exactly what types of investments and programs are eligible for this money.”
The mayor says she’ll then bring in more experts and community members to determine how to spend the federal funding on the city’s pressing needs.

https://www.wamc.org/post/pittsfield-receive-33-million-american-rescue-plan-act

ShirlYNuts
ShirlYNuts
Reply to  juicylucy
25 days ago

Where is the pot from the pot

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  ShirlYNuts
24 days ago

Up in smoke!!!

Puff Puff Pass
Puff Puff Pass
Reply to  ShirlYNuts
24 days ago

The pre-roll joints aren’t what they claim to be. Scam.

Nipples Harrington
Nipples Harrington
Reply to  Flogging Molly
25 days ago

The one very rare occasion that I agree completely with Flogging Molly.
I wish I kept all my Star Wars toys I had as a kid, they are worth big bucks today. PCTV is run by a bunch of rejects and idiots. People that couldn’t get jobs in the real world so I look at as the geek of the geek is the norm.
The DCF story is going to be a nightmare. They screwed up again and a child died.

Hendrix
Hendrix
Reply to  Flogging Molly
25 days ago

Agree with everything. The weight thing really is a stupid argument. I have had fat healthcare providers, nurses, physicians, childcare providers, teachers, etc. They didn’t help me any less because they were overweight. I also don’t think people realize the amount of grown adults who hold down a FT job, have kids, own a home, and meet their obligations that go home and play video games for a few hours or are passionate about shows, movies, etc.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  danvalenti
25 days ago

Its like saying BLM as a qualifier for justice.

Sudden LOW
Sudden LOW
Reply to  Flogging Molly
23 days ago

Both are equally to blame.

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
25 days ago

The Tucker trial will include his mental health or psychiatric conditions. This tragedy looks to have failures at many levels. Bureaucratic social services sometimes do more harm than good. Social Services bureaucrats do well financially by the ills of society. The legal system is part of the state/federal bureaucracy. In closing, it is all one big tragic FAILURE!!!!

Brand Daid
Brand Daid
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
25 days ago

I can’t believe some of the discussion on here. Mr. Tucker has been charged by a grand jury. That means there was enough evidence to go forward by the prosecutor to litigate a charge of i m and endangering the welfare of the child. Two things stick out here,the child was sick and didn’t receive medical attention by an actual doctor. The other is who was responsible for the welfare of the child. That is why we have a judicial system” I don’t care if Mr. Tucker was a rocket scientist,if he’s found guilty he will go to jail. If D C F is guilty as well will they go also? Hell no.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
25 days ago

DCF puts so much effort into taking children from biological parents using all types of psychological theories to justify doing it, but when it comes to foster or adoptive parents, they do very little digging into personality just outward skimming the surface of these people.

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
24 days ago

There wont be a trial if DCF is at fault. Mark my words.

Paul
Paul
25 days ago

I seem to remember some years ago that DCF placed another child that turned up dead. If I remember correctly the child was from North Adams and found dead behind a couch it the foster home.
It does make me wonder if they really do their homework before granting foster parent approval.

Be The Change
Be The Change
Reply to  Paul
24 days ago

& why was a child found behind a couch. Did they die there or was someone hiding the truth.

Debra Simonetta
Debra Simonetta
25 days ago

Decades ago I had neighbors who became foster parents. This couple were the parents 4 young boys of their own (two of them very young). DSS had placed a young girl in the home. When I arrived home one day after shopping I became alerted some activity in the back wooded area. As I approached the area of concern I witness all 4 of the neighbors sons with their foster sister. One of the boys was having sexual intercourse with his foster sister while the other 3 boys were watching. I ordered the kids to stop what they were doing. Later that day when the foster/biological Mom returned from her job at a liquor store she came to my home laughing about what I witnessed earlier in the day, when all of her kids were left without any supervision. I reported this incident to DSS as I consider it gross neglect of all the kids. A couple of days later what appeared to be a 500 pound behemoth of a DSS social worker showed at the DSS approved foster home while I was working in my yard. This DSS behemoth of an Ogress type character yelled across to me from the driveway of the foster home, and viciously told me to mind my own business. Sometime after that the foster/biological Mom informed me that her foster daughter had somehow become impregnated. Soon after this revelation the young girl was removed from the neighbor’s foster home. And shockingly, DSS placed another young girl in this foster home. And not surprisingly, the second foster daughter also became impregnated.

The Downtown Umbrella
The Downtown Umbrella
Reply to  Debra Simonetta
25 days ago

Debra Simonetta : A lesson in creative writing, fiction, and other made up stories.

Johnny99
Johnny99
25 days ago

How much money do these foster parents get per kid? because we all know that not all foster parents are taking in these children out of the goodness of their hearts. It’s a money maker. The more kids they take in, the more they make.

The Downtown Umbrella
The Downtown Umbrella
Reply to  Johnny99
25 days ago

between 25 and 30 per day based on age. Its on mass.gov

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  The Downtown Umbrella
24 days ago

Thanks. And tax breaks to boot!

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny99
25 days ago

Biden/Xiden wants to give federal workers 4 months paid leave to take in criminal alien children. Your tax dollars at work…..

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/biden-administration-offering-federal-employees-paid-leave-assist-illegal-aliens-entering-us/

The Biden Administration is offering paid leave to federal employees who wish to assist illegal aliens entering the country. “

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
24 days ago

14% of these criminal alien children are covid positive.

I don’t see Dr Falsey complaining about spreading them, and covid, throughout the nation.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9419871/Over-4-000-migrants-kids-crowded-Texas-facility.html

Markus Aureluis
Markus Aureluis
25 days ago

When I read an article like this, it makes me wonder why Tricia Country-Buffet (D), wants to unionize these people?

Isn’t there something else Country-Buffet (D), can focus her attention on?

ShirlYNuts
ShirlYNuts
Reply to  Markus Aureluis
24 days ago

I hear she likes trains and taxes

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  Markus Aureluis
24 days ago

I hear she likes illegals and likes to eat

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
25 days ago

CNN “news”? (Can’t wait for TSC to start foaming at the keyboards/mouth about Fox)

https://www.projectveritas.com/news/part-1-cnn-director-admits-network-engaged-in-propaganda-to-remove-trump/

Network Engaged in ‘Propaganda’ to Remove Trump from Presidency … ‘Our Focus Was to Get Trump Out of Office’ … ‘I Came to CNN Because I Wanted to Be a Part of That’
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/james-okeefe-teases-explosive-second-cnn-video-release-announces-project-veritas-will-sue-cnn-video/

We all knew this was happening. Now we all have proof! CNN is a propaganda outfit of liars and nothing more.
Now they got caught admitting they are nothing more than political hacks for the left.
James says tomorrow’s release will be explosive and announced that Project Veritas is suing CNN.

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

Fox will not report on the Trump overthrow 1/6/2021….they dont want their viewers to decide.

H ZxHavuck
H ZxHavuck
Reply to  The school committee
25 days ago

Your not overthrowing Trump you’re overthrowing White America.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  H ZxHavuck
24 days ago

What does white America mean?White America built an economy that would not allow white families to have children at a rate that kept white people in a majority.Republican Corporate values that dont promote family is biting you in the voting ass.So please tell me again how corporations and wealthy people dont need to pay more taxes .

ShirlYNuts
ShirlYNuts
Reply to  The school committee
25 days ago

Expand your reading, a lot of funny stuff concerning 1/6 but the speaker of the house committing treason on 1/8 is a slam dunk as she admitted to it. Also a new poll out stating a majority of Americans believe the election was rigged

Trump Derangement Syndrome
Trump Derangement Syndrome
Reply to  The school committee
25 days ago

Donald owns your mind

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Trump Derangement Syndrome
24 days ago

This mind will follow fascism and those that deny it.Trump insurection was extremely violent and murderous.Republicans are the party of fascism in America. You support it and your guns will enforce it.Its your kids future America

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

The chotic events of 1/6/2021 were orchestrated by the Democrats and facilitated by the Capitol Police under orders from Nancy Pelosi.

Numerous innocent people have been labeled as criminals, and arrested for “crimes” the FBI is invented:

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/exclusive-mother-four-stopped-capitol-protesters-breaking-windows-raided-faces-55-years-prison/

EXCLUSIVE: Mother of Four Who Stopped Capitol Protesters From Breaking Windows Raided, Faces 55 Years in Prison
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/exclusive-pregnant-single-mother-raided-fbi-detained-week-going-open-door-capitol-facing-30-years-prison/

EXCLUSIVE: Pregnant Single Mother Raided By FBI, Detained For a Week After Going Through an Open Door at the US Capitol — Now Faces Over 30 Years in Prison.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mad Trapper
25 days ago

Remember when reporters used to struggle like the rest of us to earn money. Now they live in fancy houses with swimming pools, dress very well, and have lots of money. These reporters are being paid well to be a propaganda outfit for the far left and China. They are being paid well by the far left and China to lie to the American public.

mxyzptlk
mxyzptlk
Reply to  Pat
24 days ago

Sorry, Pat, you are certifiably looney making up s**t like that.

ShirlYNuts
ShirlYNuts
Reply to  Mad Trapper
25 days ago

Have they been kicked off of Twitter and Facebook

ShirlYNuts
ShirlYNuts
Reply to  Mad Trapper
25 days ago

Can we believe anything they say? Shouldn’t they be kicked off of cable? Just admitted to election fraud

James
James
25 days ago

Whistleblower receives award for protest over public records issue involving DA’s officePITTSFIELD — The former chief of appeals and records access officer in the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office is being honored for blowing the whistle over the DA’s order to withhold public records about a closed investigation in a politically fraught case.
Jeanne Kempthorne, also the office’s former general counsel, has received the 2021 Antonia Orfield Citizenship Award from New England First Amendment Coalition. She will be honored at the coalition’s New England First Amendment Awards on April 21.
In a release Wednesday, the group said the Orfield award is given to those “from one of the six New England states who has fought for information crucial to the public’s understanding of its community or what its government is doing — or not doing — on its behalf.”

Kempthorne, 64, resigned in January 2020 after Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington attempted to block the release of records sought by The Berkshire Eagle. The records requested were communications between the DA’s office and officials at Bard College at Simon’s Rock into a student’s since-debunked claim that she had been the victim of a racially motivated attack on campus.
Kempthorne later resigned, after protesting that there was no legal justification to withhold the records, and that the attempt to block access stemmed from the office’s “campaign culture.” 
Harrington had said there was no wrongdoing, and that, after weighing concerns, she ultimately did release the documents.
Kempthorne, a former commissioner on the Massachusetts State Ethics Commission who spent 36 years as a federal prosecutor, told The Eagle she is moved by the honors from a group she has always respected.
“It couldn’t come from a better group,” she said, adding that whistleblowing is painful yet critically important. She said her move to protest the withholding of records was simply part of trying to do her job lawfully.
“If people never come forward, government dies,” she said. “It begins to create a chink in the armor. You have to have a crack to let the light in, and maybe this is a crack.”
The fallout hasn’t been easy. “It’s been surprising how isolating coming forward is,” Kempthorne said.
She said she is thrilled that another of the coalition’s awards this year will go to Yamiche Alcindor, the White House correspondent for PBS NewsHour.

Be The Change
Be The Change
Reply to  James
25 days ago

They always win an award or a promotion. The Truth shall set you free. This ain’t it.

Whyyyyyyy meeeeeed
Whyyyyyyy meeeeeed
Reply to  James
24 days ago

This makes my nipple hard

ShirlYNuts
ShirlYNuts
25 days ago

Who is going to want to be a police officer now? You respond to a criminal act and try to keep society safe. Bad things happen do to the nature of criminals and you end up being charged with murder while the criminals name becomes sainted and their families become millionaires

Pat
Pat
Reply to  ShirlYNuts
24 days ago

Maybe we can all call Nancy Pelosi to protect us. She is bragging that she is a street fighter and would have fought back hard against the capitol rioters. She is so tough that she would have joined in with Antifa and fought against the police during the summers riots? No, there is no mention of the summer riots from Ms. big money Pelosi because that doesn’t reflect well on Democrats. This woman is such a joke.
https://www.theblaze.com/news/nancy-pelosi-capitol-rioter-street-fighter

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

Trump is the leader of fascism in America.Supporting him is weakening America weather you understand it or not.Fascism need racist to support the movement.Trump leads the Militia and the proud boys to keep their military weapons for his future plans.Being ignorant of these facts does not change what your doing.Democracy is not a friend of the Republican party.Voting beat the fascist down this time.The fascist are now using statehouses to make laws against democracy….surpression is the last stand of the supremacist.

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

And you are the leader of low-information voters in the Berkshires.

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

TSC gets news from defrocked CNN the other fake news outlets.

The D-emented one he voted for, has caused energy and food prices to raise double digit percentages in less than three months. This trend will continue.

Gasoline here has risen in price 26% ($1.99 vs $2.76), that will soon be reflected in every type of goods and services.

From steady progress in curbing the flow in criminal aliens across our borders under POTUS Trump, IM-POTUS Biden has opened a floodgate of criminals upon America which he has endorsed and facilitated. US taxpayers are footing the bill. Besides the physical presence of these criminals, they also bring in diseases and many are cartel drug smugglers. Maybe Hunter will be happy the price of crack cocaine is down?

It’s O.K. (to Liberals) to ask for an I.D. to board a plane, buy liquor, do business in a bank, BUT it’s racist and bigoted to ask for the same to vote in elections.

If TSC gave a rat’s rectum about “democracy”, it (gender specific pronoun) would have been outraged at the sham election last November, facilitated by the legislative and judicial branches of our government.

Eric Blair
Eric Blair
Reply to  The school committee
24 days ago

Democrats have become the party of fascism. Biden is Mussolini with half of a brain.

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  ShirlYNuts
24 days ago

And this explains why Pittsfield Police has a billboard up marketing the upcoming civil service test. Also explains partially why arrests are way down.

Flogging Molly
Flogging Molly
Reply to  ShirlYNuts
24 days ago

Sad but true

Blue lies
Blue lies
Reply to  ShirlYNuts
24 days ago

There will always be lowbred scum, sadist, deviants and degenerates out there lining up to hide behind the corrupt protective shield of law enforcement.

Pat
Pat
24 days ago

Critical Race Theory teaches that race is the most important part of a person. It is more important than your personality. This theory is being taught in schools across the United States beginning in first grade. Parents who care about their children need to make sure that their children are not being indoctrinated with this dangerous theory.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2F3wr3dHWc

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
24 days ago

Dennis Powell made some interesting protest points in the Eagle’s news article about the 4 – 3 School Committee’s vote to pick Joe Curtis over Portia Bonner for Superintendent of the Pittsfield Public School District. Powell pointed out that Pittsfield’s inner city public schools are rated by the state as Level 5, which is the worse possible rating. Powell pointed out that Joe Curtis has been part of the city’s public schools establishment that has not ensured all public school students in Pittsfield received a quality education. Powell pointed out that the Lovely Linda Tyer’s search was a scam, waste of time, and a foregone conclusion from the very beginning. Powell resigned his elected position on the Pittsfield School Committee because he felt he did not have a voice there.

My feelings about Dennis Powell’s protest is that Pittsfield politics has always been this way – or as critics like to say “business as usual”. If you are someone with ideals like Dennis Powell, then you cannot possibly be part of the provincial political and administrative establishment in Pittsfield. It doesn’t matter how bad things have gotten in inner city Pittsfield, especially the Level 5 state rating of its inner city public schools, to the Lovely Linda Tyer and the 3 School Committee members (Bill Cameron, Dan Elias and Katherine Yon) who voted for Joe Curtis because the insiders only want total control of the poorly run public school district. I understand Dennis Powell’s frustration, but I also believe that he should have expected “business as usual” in Pittsfield politics.

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
24 days ago

It’s not the system’s fault these kids are failing so much as it’s their parent’s fault. It’s all about welfare moms and absence of fatherhood. We’ve thrown enough money at the problem. Joe Curtis will do a good job and I see no reason to hire another expert from afar. Hasn’t worked out yet. Powell another raciss. Glad he quit. He had no issue with Tyer and Ruberto circumventi law on police chief, for years.

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
24 days ago

Be all of that as it may what has Powell done to push Pittsfield’s public schools to a good education for all students be they headed for college or a vocation. The answer is he or the school committee hasn’t done a damn thing..

Downtown Dweller
Downtown Dweller
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
24 days ago

Was he pushing for her because she’s African American? If you Google her name, it appears she doesn’t have the greatest track record for the districts she did work with. I agree Pittsfield schools are lacking, and have been for years, but I’m not sure she would have been the one to turn things around.

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Downtown Dweller
24 days ago

Powell wanted the Supt. chosen based on color rather than merit. Good riddance to him.
The schools will not improve under the new leadership. We need to clean house. If the schools are actually level five, then why hasn’t the state taken them over? If the state does take ownership, I believe they clean house in order to bring in fresh thinking and solutions.

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Annulgas
Annulgas
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
24 days ago

There is no way in hell Pittsfield’s power brokers are going to allow any outsider to have even minimal control over the citys super pregnant 80 million dollar school budget. If you get this job it will be because you turned over your soul. How many high ranking city positions do you know that are allowed to speak their mind publically? Pete? NO! MATT? HELL NO!!! Nine members of the council Hell no!! BOH guy? Don’t think so! Let us have a contest to see if anyone knows such an individual. And they should feel free to speak up themselves as long as they name the date, time, place and words they used when they did so.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  Annulgas
24 days ago

Linda GETS what Linda WANTS, and you had better NOT cross her!

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
24 days ago

I was unable to watch any of the interviews and possibly some of these questions were asked of these candidates. If someone did watch them maybe they could fill me in with their answers. Some of the questions that came to mind. How do you plan to bring the Pittsfield School District to a better educational level? What plans do you have to bring falling behind children due to COVID school ever changing school regulations up to speed? What about Pittsfield students that have chosen to be AWOL though most of the COVID year, are they going to move to the next grade? Do you plan to continue with the one on one paraprofessional/babysitting jobs? Have often wondered how these students that receive constant one on one aid by a paraprofessional is going to fair after graduation when they have to face REAL life or will they fall right into the welfare system which most of Pittsfield consist of? Were they asked about bringing Pittsfield children that opted out of the failing Pittsfield School system back? Feel that this whole process was nothing but the usual Pittsfield political dog and pony show. Poor Boots Yon, it was the hardest decision of her life….barf! Also feel that the position of Mayor should not have been part of the voting process. Would have been better if they even asked the principals of each school to join the vote or let taxpayers vote. Clique rules in Palookaville!

Hell’n Moon
Hell’n Moon
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
24 days ago

The race card worked out great for Herberg middle school when jacoby left. I hear Gina Coleman has turned that school right around. They had great candidates who went elsewhere and are doing great. Chose Gina so she could be the next Bessie smith.

Just like the new Dean of Students at PHS. He can relate to them because he is essentially the same age. But hey race is everything.

Kavey chimed in on this too. He’s a joke. Go back to slinging ice cream for Ben and Jerry.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
24 days ago

And the latest fleeing felon who winds up dead due to his own failure to comply was another saint who was working hard to support his out of wedlock kid allegedly but he had time and money for a 50 dollar car wash. Kinda like all the trash washing their cars at Pittsfield car washes on weekends and disturbing everybody’s peace with their rap crap!

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

Elvis Presley did this to people when his music played.

Elvis
Elvis
Reply to  The school committee
24 days ago

Don’t be cruel to a heart that’s true.

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

So people at Elvis concerts choked and robbed women at gunpoint, like Saint Daunte Wright did? Was Daunte listening to rap music? Maybe ban rap music?

Why did he flee the scene after getting pulled over driving an illegal car? He had an outstanding warrant, and he never showed up for the court date. I wonder if the gun he used in the robbery and assault was obtained illegally? What was his bail, if any? What DA and Judge let this feral beast loose?

Daunte didn’t need to be shot dead, but it got him to The Inferno a little sooner.

The police officer who shot this fine young felon screwed up. No excuse, but not premeditated and does not rise to a murder charge.

Meanwhile “peaceful protests” will occur throughout the nation in the name of racial justice. None of these will resemble the protests organized by MLK.

The Burning, Looting, and Mayhem is well underway, with many of the “peaceful protests” occurring inside walmarts and liqour stores

Thomas More
Thomas More
24 days ago

Would dolling yourself up in a silly costume and using a silly accent and bouncing around tow calling yourself ‘Generalissimo” be called cosplay?

Flogging Molly
Flogging Molly
Reply to  Thomas More
24 days ago

Hahahahaha

Stooges Comp
Stooges Comp
Reply to  Thomas More
24 days ago

I don’t think the general had any foster kids? As it relates to I m and child neglect charges.

Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  danvalenti
24 days ago

At times I am Roy Williams and I shoot baseballs with my six gun. I shoot over .400 but I don’t break windows on the common.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
24 days ago

Joe O’Biden’s America – giving priority to protecting & providing services for illegal aliens over the needs of American citizens.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/04/14/mo-brooks-joe-bidens-america-gives-illegal-aliens-stimulus-checks-while-veterans-struggle-to-get-benefits/

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
24 days ago

More on Communist News Network from Project Veritas

https://www.projectveritas.com/news/part-2-cnn-director-charlie-chester-reveals-how-network-practices/

“[NEW YORK – Apr. 14, 2021] Project Veritas released the second installment of a new #ExposeCNN series today, featuring Technical Director Charlie Chester – who described how the network uses “manipulation” to shape public opinion and garner higher ratings.

“Any reporter on CNN — what they’re actually doing is they’re telling the person what to say… It’s always like leading them in a direction before they even open their mouths. The only people that we [CNN] will let on the air, for the most part, are people that have a proven track record of taking the bait,” Chester explained. 
“I think there’s an art to manipulation…Inflection, saying things twice — there’s little subtleties to how to manipulate people…I mean, it’s enough to change the world, you know?”
“Like, why isn’t it high enough, you know, today? Like it would make our point better if it was higher. And I’m like, what am I f***ing rallying for? That’s a problem that we’re doing that.” 
Chester also described how CNN has used the COVID-19 pandemic to keep viewers hooked on the screen.
“It’s fear. Fear really drives numbers – [TV ratings],” Chester said. “Fear is the thing that keeps you tuned in.” ………….

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
24 days ago

Part 3 about the news spinners at CNN is out.

Their biases are staggering. Only the news they deem fit.

https://www.projectveritas.com/news/part-3-cnn-director-charlie-chester-says-network-is-trying-to-help-the-black/

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/breaking-cnn-director-caught-hidden-camera-saying-network-trying-help-blm-pushing-stories-implicate-white-people/

“Chester admits that they have only been pushing stories that implicate white people, during a conversation with a Tinder date that ended up being a Project Veritas reporter.
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Chester admitted that while researching Asian hate, they found that it is mostly black men attacking them — so they did not dig in deeper.”

“He told the Project Veritas journalist that they do not push stories unless they implicate white people.
“I haven’t seen anything about focusing on the color of people’s skin that aren’t white. They [CNN] just aren’t saying anything. You know what I mean?”
“You can shape an entire people’s perception about anything [depending] on how you do it,” Chester said.”

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ShirlYNuts
ShirlYNuts
Reply to  Mad Trapper
24 days ago

NYT caught in another lie with Russia bounties, who can trust any newspaper or television news source

Annulgas
Annulgas
24 days ago

Does Mr Powell favor a forensic audit of the school budget and if so would he be willing to testify one way or the other about any discrepencies that may be found? How about that Yon lady? Would she be willing to answer questions from an independant auditor pertaining to the school budget should the occasion come about?

Could a local news source publish the school budget in intimate detail naming persons who authorized every expenditure?

Stooguwalla
Stooguwalla
Reply to  Annulgas
24 days ago

Bidens all over the place at news conference. And come on Prez shave with opening up your face.

Stooguwalla
Stooguwalla
Reply to  Annulgas
24 days ago

Chauvinism a sociopath.

Debra Simonetta
Debra Simonetta
24 days ago

January 23, 2014 – Lawmakers slam state agency for disappearance of Fitchburg boy.
Lawmakers told Olga Roche, “Your department lost a kid,” “That’s inexcusable. That’s absolutely inexcusable.

While lawmakers were expressing their alleged outrage at the disappearance of little Jeremiah while under the watchful eyes of DCF Monsters, Governor Patrick expressed his outrage at the loss of this little by proposing a $32.6 million budget increase for the agency. No wonder foster babies die from neglect and foster toddlers are beaten/starved to death, or strapped into car seats and left in a hot car for hours to allegedly accidentally die, all while under the protection of DCF Monsters.

5-year-old Jeremiah Oliver certainly was missing, and feared dead, and was in fact dead. His little corpse was stuffed in a suitcase, rotting away along the roadside were it had been thrown away like garbage. DCF’s falsified its records of home visits that never happened. Dead little Jeremiah certainly wasn’t doing splendidly and thriving. But his rotting little corpse turned out to be worth $32.6 million for the Josef Mengele child protecting DCF angels of death.

Pho’s Phospher
Pho’s Phospher
Reply to  Debra Simonetta
24 days ago

Who are these child foster givers. What Agency*agencies are involved in the Pit?

ShirlYNuts
ShirlYNuts
24 days ago

So TSC/TDS what leader does Biden remind you of? I? Putin? Packing the bench and ruling by edict? Trying to take freedoms of the citizens away from them?

ShirlYNuts
ShirlYNuts
Reply to  ShirlYNuts
24 days ago

Xi

Pho’s Phospher
Pho’s Phospher
Reply to  ShirlYNuts
24 days ago

C P A tax is illegal and has to be defunded.