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RESIGNATION IN WARD 1 A ONCE-IN-A-BLUE-MOON OCCASION

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY MAY 5, 2021) — Ward 1 councilor Helen Moon’s decision not to run for re-election comes as no surprise to THE PLANET. She made her decision because of ill health: The voters got sick of her.

Moon issued a statement via social media: “Thanks for the experience of being Pittsfield Ward 1’s City Councilor. It’s been a blessing and we have accomplished a lot during our time together.”

After that statement, Moon might consider going into fiction writing. We love how she capitalizes both “C”s in the job title. The only one entitled to do that by state law is Ward 4 councilor Chris Connell. What Moon calls a “a blessing” goes by a more familiar name, that is, “a curse.” Moon mentions the whole-bunch-a-lot “we” accomplished together but doesn’t give one example. That’s because when she went to that particular cupboard, she found it empty. And don’t you like the “we?”

Reminds THE PLANET of the old Lone Ranger joke.

Ranger and Tonto are surrounding by hostile Indians. Lonesome asks his sidekick, “What’re we going to do about this, Tonto?” To which Jay Silverheels replies, “What’s this ‘we,” white man?”

You’ll recall last June, with the country caught up in George Floyd Mania, Moon called for defunding the Pittsfield Police Department. That went over like whoopee cushion during an audience with the Queen.

Connell jumped all over the sentiment and rightly so.

“I don’t understand what is going on here,” Connell said. “We have severe problems here in Pittsfield … we have gangs, we have drugs. I don’t understand what we are doing. Are we drinking the Kool-Aid because of everything happening in the world? All lives matter, but you have to have law and order.” Connell said the city’s crime problem will get worse “if the police force is a skeleton crew.”  Not content to vomit on the PPD, Moon played the race card. She said she represents the “black and brown community.” THE PLANET wondered at the time: Have all the white folks moved out of Ward 1? Earl Persip said Moon’s remark was racist.

Of course, THE PLANET, Judge Crater, and everyone else under the Moon knew she was toast when District Attorney Andrea Harrington fired her. The D.A.’s office first played it cool with respect to the action, but in late winter this year, the office opened up on why. Harrington said she fired Moon for insubordination, calling her assistant dishonest, untrustworthy, traitorous, lazy, and hostile.

A couple months before that, Moon made the still-unsupported claim that she was pulled at gunpoint from her car, arrested, and jailed in Boston by Hub cops during a traffic stop because she’s a minority, non-white, female. Moon loves pulling the race and gender cards, but her two deuces haven’t stood up to the full house held by THE PLANET and every other media outlet who tried and failed to come up with proof of her claim. Moon still hasn’t produced a lick of evidence.

Later, Moon said words to the effect, “Oopsies, it wasn’t Boston that this happened but in New Hampshire.” Again, she has not produced any hard evidence to back this claim. She doesn’t say when this happened or where in the Granite State. To date, no documents have surfaced bearing out this tale, at least none that we have seen.

Consider Moon’s decision not to re-up addition by subtraction. No matter who runs for the Ward 1 seat, it has to be an improvement.

We have tried with diligent effort during her entire term to include Moon’s views on this board, but she has refused every one of our entreaties. As she discovered, it doesn’t play out well in the long run to public office holders who choose this path of least resistance and pretend they can ignore us.

Moon has expressed her interest in helping women of color in seeking office. Not people with the best qualities, but a qualification of office based on gender and race. By that account, Moon is both a sexist and a racist. Care to deny it, Helen?

Finally, if Moon wishes to discuss this in person with THE PLANET or have us publish any comments of rebuttal, we are more than willing to oblige.

Until then, we wish her the best.

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“In hatred as in love, we grow like the thing we brood upon. What we loathe we graft into our very soul” — Writer Mary Renault.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

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Ron Kitterman
Ron Kitterman
1 month ago

 https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2021/05/10457100/cia-recruitment-video-woke-twitter-controversy  
Don’t be so hard on her Dan, she would be a perfect fit for a CIA officer as she checks off all of the boxes in the recruitment ad

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Ron Kitterman
1 month ago

This version of the video for the CIA recruitment video says it all. She checks off every woke buzzword as she says she doesn’t want to do that. Our enemies can’t stop laughing and want more of this so they can easily defeat our country. China would love for us to have lots of people with “anxiety disorder” in our CIA.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7yxb-gPPTA

Pat
Pat
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Not sure what intersectional means either, but it sounds physically painful. I will post later a video of a woman teacher driving a Mercedes who is stopped by the police and keeps yelling that they are trying to murder her. She doesn’t sound like she believes what she is saying. I can’t imagine this teacher in the classroom with impressionable children.

Hell'n Moon
Hell'n Moon
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

She sounds like she’d fit in nicely in PPS!

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Hell'n Moon
1 month ago

This crazy teacher keeps saying insane things like they are trying to kill her and her son. She calls the policeman a “Mexican racist”. She sounds spoiled and used to getting her own way using any excuse to get it. In this case using all of the talk of racism in this country to get this policeman in trouble.
https://ktla.com/news/local-news/video-woman-goes-on-racist-rant-calls-deputy-a-murderer-during-traffic-stop-in-san-dimas/

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

Woke is a Fox Fake Problem…..Woke means informed point of view beyond Fox propaganda.Fox does not like viewers who will look outside the fascist teachings of nationalism where white non wealthy blame minorities and not Reagan or Trump for the stealing of cash out of society .Reagan started the attacks on the education system and then the University’s….Remember Fox viewers as WOKE means Informed or educated.Fox means mind control of certain ignorant groups is really easy.

Hell'n Moon
Hell'n Moon
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

You need a good talking to out back behind the woodshed. We may call you “Woke”, but you are clearly asleep at the wheel.

I can already see your response “Fox News Trump bad racist fascist nazi blah blah. I get the sense that you watch Fox news more than anyone else on this site… you seem to have all the information they apparently spread. I honestly would have no clue who Qanon was, or what Fox preaches without ultra liberals like you telling me.

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

Democrats destroyed our educational system. Teaching our children no longer is about learning, but about indoctrination.

The latest bunch of bu!!s#it from these “woke” deviants, is that MATH is racist.

If Johnny can’t add or subtract, it’s not the school system, or teacher, it”s because the SUBJECT itself, is racist. 2 + 2 = 4, that’s now racist. Maybe sometimes 2 + 2 = 3! That’s the new liberal math.

That’s how brainwashed TSC is.

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

FOX hates woke people.Billionaires hate Woke people.Republicans financed by billionaires hate woke people……They love dummies who stay in the shadows. Woke simply means compassion based on facts.Christians are taught to be compassionate. Billionaires hate compassion.Republicans hate facts and science because facts change history.

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

TSC, you’re a “woke” brainwashed dummy with terminal TDS.

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

Love watching Fox loop propaganda to identify the word or phrase Fox billionaires want you to repeat.LOL…..You cant help it that Fox is your go to source for infophrasing…Socialism,woke,BLM BLM BLM BLM….ANTIFA ANTIFA ANTIFA ANTIFA…..CHICAGO CHICAGO CHICAGO CHICAGO. AOC AOC AOC AOC. FAKE NEWS FAKENEWS. FAKENEWS. FAKENEWS….DEMENTIA JOE..COGNITIVE ABILITIES… Crazy Fox knows that the shutins are watching….Border crisis. Border crisis Border crisis…LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL I

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

TSC, you, are like Rachael Maddow. What you utter should be taken for entertainment purposes only!

I get a good chuckle reading what your posts. You make me wonder how some people can be so far removed and out of touch with reality?

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

School choice conservative idea Reagan / Bush destroyed urban schools sending kids by the hundreds to lenox.Fox news promised the best schools to minorities and all the white kids of means left.Republicans destroy things like our Capital building and our schools……Trump did nothing on 1/6/2021

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

What did you expect? Helen Moon didn’t work out in Pittsfield politics. No surprise there. We all know by now what Pittsfield politics is all about. It is about screwing over the proverbial Kapanski family year in and year out. It is about it all being a shakedown operation to serve the ruling elites, special and vested interests. It is all about “business as usual” where everything is a done deal and the fix is always in. It is about Matt Kerwood using Kapanski Ka$h to build his estimated $10 to $15 million slush fund accounts. It is about the nearly 23-year*old PEDA so-called business park, which is a polluted failure with huge unfunded liabilities. It is about North Street being sarcastically called “Social Services Alley” due to Pittsfield’s ever growing underclass. It is about decades of population and job loss. It is about blaming GE for a mismanaged municipality. It is about the “Brooklyn in the Berkshires” tagline that ended up being yet another failed investment. It is about Level 5 inner-city public schools. It is about Trippy Country Buffet and Chrome Dome openly supporting state government tax hikes, especially on the wealthy. It is about PAC Man Richie Neal filling his campaign coffers with millions of special interest dollars from K Street corporate lobbyist firms. Helen Moon was way out in left field, while Pittsfield politics was continuing its decades long streak of striking out for the one millionth time in a row.

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
1 month ago

I love how Helen describes what she is wearing…Asian woman wearing oversized yellow glasses, and a pink thong and a butt plug.

Barefootin'
Barefootin'
1 month ago

Walk a million miles in bare feet and answer this; can anyone find out when Richard Dohoney & Andrea Harrington attend Monument Mountain ?

Penny lane
Penny lane
Reply to  Barefootin'
1 month ago

Harrington went to Taconic/ Dohoney to MM

Barefootin'
Barefootin'
Reply to  Penny lane
1 month ago

Lemme guess 1988 ?

Hell'n Moon
Hell'n Moon
1 month ago

Helen essentially jumped on the bandwagon years ago when Trump won and every woman in the country felt oppressed because of it (Luckily the biggest, blackest Lesbian of the Democratic party, Joe Biden, saved us from the white man)

She won because she was a woman and a minority. She had zero qualifications other than a vagina and a different look. Basically, Nippy Harrington won for the same reason, her biologically female body parts. I’m going to assume Tricia Bovine is here for the same reason.

Hopefully the electorate saw how splendidly this all worked out and vote based on QUALIFICATIONS next time around. And for the record, there are plenty of females and minorities that would be fantastic additions to the city council. Pete White is one of them.

Last edited 1 month ago by Hell'n Moon
Just the facts
Just the facts
Reply to  Hell'n Moon
1 month ago

The profiler who have a very easy time with you: Classic underachiever. Single balding white male. Did not have sisters. Picked on in High school. Possibly still lives in Ma’s basement. Fox news regular. overweight. Did i miss anything?

Hell’n Moon
Hell’n Moon
Reply to  Just the facts
1 month ago

1 for 9, although I’d have to check the current BMI regarding obesity. I guess you get your fact from Fox News too!

GMHeller
GMHeller
1 month ago

‘Eagle owner sells Vermont publications’ https://www.berkshireeagle.com/news/local/eagle-owner-sells-vermont-publications/article_12f546c6-ad28-11eb-a772-4fcf7d63a561.html

“NENI President and Publisher Fredric Rutberg said the sale was not predicated by fiscal distress.”

Yeah, Rutberg and Hans Morris (the only two still alive and kicking from the original group of four investors) are selling the Vermont publications because they don’t need the money.
Makes sense to me.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  GMHeller
1 month ago

The Vermont newspapers followed The Left Winged Parrot’s nose dive flight away from any sort of journalism, into far leftist propaganda spins.

Maybe the people in Bennington and Brattleboro will once again have a print source of news? Who brought them out?

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

The Berkshire Eagle is part of the entrenched political establishment in Berkshire County. The Facebook story today continuing its ban on Donald Trump is really because China has billions of dollars invested in social media outlets and the mainstream news media. My pen pal Patrick Fennell has pointed out that many other controversial and violent groups still have active Facebook and Twitter accounts. To be clear, The Berkshire Eagle, social media outlets, and the mainstream news media are all biased political operations that are manipulating and banning free speech over the American public. We live in a new 1984 era of big brother government!!!!

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

Got to agree with you this time John.

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

If Trumpism is not preached then the rest is fake news and socialism.Electric wheels are communist wheels…dumb dumb dumb

J2S
J2S
1 month ago

My opinion on the DA/Moon episode is that it isn’t over yet. Helen Moon has more to say, and I believe she will speak about it when the time is right for her purposes. The DA did her best to get out in front with her explanation of the breakup between them, but the truth of political battles like this are found usually somewhere in the middle. The truth is very hard for both of them to speak about.

Hell'n Moon
Hell'n Moon
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

raaarrr cat fight

Firing Madders
Firing Madders
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

I’ll say she’ll go big with a lawsuit. Cant do that on city council.

Annulgas
Annulgas
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

The biggest contribution Helen Moon could give back to the citizens is a no holds barred expose of how Pittsfield governement really works.

By the way, was her boyfriends business getting tax breaks from the mayor and if so just how many councilors in total were getting favorable tax treatment and does this seem eithical?

Annulgas
Annulgas
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

brewery?

juicylucy
juicylucy
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

I believe Fire Cider.

Namaste
Namaste
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Fire Cider

Amoré
Amoré
Reply to  Namaste
1 month ago

Is there a Patent pending on Fire Cider ?

Hell'n Moon
Hell'n Moon
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

I thought his business was handling neighborhood complaints in his pajamas and trying to patent a 300 year old public recipe. (and failing)

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Annulgas
1 month ago

She has no clue how it really works

Annulgas
Annulgas
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Politicians need to be careful if they themselves have dirty hands.

Summer vacay
Summer vacay
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Bombshell coming on Moon. She should be in jail on extortion charges. She made her bed now………

LegalEagle
LegalEagle
Reply to  Summer vacay
1 month ago

More vindictive threats from the DA.

Muck Slinggore
Muck Slinggore
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

Agree. She has bigger fish to fry. And like above can’t do it on the city. council. Moon is the next Norma Rae. Is Al Sharpton available? Helen,his lawyers hasn’t lost a case in over thirty years.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Muck Slinggore
1 month ago

Rudy Giuliani, Roger Stone,Paul Manifort,General Flynn,Sean Hannity,Mike McCarty,Don Trump Jr and the biggest loser of them all the greatest lying sleaze of all time x prez Trump……Thats who you follow…Lol and scary

Jonathan Melle
Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

Hello Pat,

I agree with you. Either the U.S. Constitution protects free speech or it does not protect free speech. If Donald Trump says something hateful, racist, sexist and/or violent, then social media can block that post only, but allow him to express all of his legal views that are not hateful, discriminatory and/or violent. For social media to do a blanket ban on Donald Trump is against the U.S. Constitution and free speech. Like any other person who lives under our nation of laws, if Donald Trump’s speech is illegal – and there are forms of illegal speech such as crying fire in a crowded theater or threatening someone’s personal safety – then he should be charged with a crime like everyone else. Either we all live under “Equal Justice Under Law” or we do not.

I do not like what is going on with Big Tech, the mainstream news media – especially with Hunter Biden getting a free pass while Republican figures are being covered around the clock, and the ruling elites who take a lot of money from K Street corporate lobbyists – all of whom (Big Tech, the MSM and K Street) receive a lot of money from Communist China. No matter what happens with social media outlets, mainstream news media, and the ruling elites who take special interest PAC money – including from Communist China, the American consumers are going to vote against the Biden administration’s public policies that are causing high inflation, which is much worse than an actual federal tax hike on the working class. In the 2022 midterm elections, the Republican Party will point out how almost everything is costing American consumers a lot more money under Biden than if they (the Republicans) were in the majority on Capitol Hill. If Biden gets his way and raises federal taxes on the wealthy, along with his hidden tax hike that is high inflation on the working class, they Republican Party will win a lot of seats in the 2022 midterm elections despite the China-backed big money influence on Big Tech, the MSM, and K Street’s PAC Men. If the Democrats ultimately grow the federal government as Biden wants them to, and inflation rises to unsustainable levels, the working class will no longer have an economic and financial incentive to work because the money and benefits they would earn would be close to worthless. Once the working class collapses, then our country’s economy will grind to a halt. This is what happened in the 1920s and 1930s in Germany when Adolf Hitler and his Nazi regime usurped power.

The U.S. Constitution, including free speech, and an economy that benefits the working class are what will stop our country from losing our democracy to Authoritarian Communism or Fascism. I hope that people will realize what is happening right now, and we push back against Big Tech, the MSM, the banning of legal free speech, big government, high inflation and high taxes on the wealthy.

Best wishes,

Jonathan

P.S. The Berkshire Eagle is a rag. They never publish any of my letters either. The Berkshire Edge probably supported the middle school in Great Barrington be renamed after W.E.B. DuBois, who was a registered Communist who openly hated the U.S.A. and praised Stalin, who killed millions more innocent people than Hitler.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Jonathan Melle
1 month ago

Maybe your letters to the paper you mentioned are not published because they have determined they are offensive where you or others don’t feel that they are. This is why blocking/banning some speech you may disagree with shouldn’t be banned/ blocked.

Markus Aureluis
Markus Aureluis
1 month ago

I think Helen saw the writing on the walls. She wasn’t going to cake walk to a third term in the clowncil. If she were to be opposed, Helen would have been further exposed as a race baiting, liar.

Could you imagine how that debate would have gone? When she started getting peppered with questions, such as: (1) Helen when and where were you pulled out at gunpoint and arrested by the police? (2) You’ve mentioned defunding PPD, why? (3) How would that make Pittsfield safer? (4) Why didn’t you go after PPS? They get over 70% of the cities budget. (5) Your social media is chuck-full of white man hatred. Do you really hate white men or is this a front?

That’s just for starters. I wanted to watch her melt on that debate stage. Oh well. One stooge gone, eight more to go.

And I too believe we haven’t heard the last of her when it comes to the DA. I think Helen will go after Andrea when election time rolls around. Helen seems like a nasty, hateful, person. I notice she never posts on her social media when a black person assaults an Asian man/woman. But if a white guy does it, she likes it, forwards it, and writes her two cents of white male hatred on it.

I’ve never met her BF. But from her pics of him, he appears to be a white male. He has to be the ultimate beta-male, to live with her.

Last edited 1 month ago by Markus Aureluis
The school committee
The school committee
1 month ago

Don Trump with Rudy a nd Advisor Shaun Hannity backed by elite billionaires and white terrorists militia attempted to overthrow..AMERICA ON 1/6/2021…A9/11 commission must investigate our domestic white terror

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

Traitor Joe’s

1600 Pa Ave Wash DC

Est 1/20/2021

Where everything is for sale!

ShirlYNuts
ShirlYNuts
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

1/8/21 speaker of the house commits treason. 1/6/21 Black Capital policeman kills white unarmed vet, no charges brought. 5/1/21 MI court agrees MI Secretary of State broke the law during the election! What is going on!

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

The Trump attack on our capital should have had hundreds of dead attackers

Milt Prune
Milt Prune
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

Thank you for your deep thoughts, wisdom and insight.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

TSC: “I like living in an echo chamber.”

Earl Parsnip
Earl Parsnip
1 month ago

Moon isn’t very smart. She’s a huge racist and sexist. The sad art is she has no clue why. She must think if you don’t like white people that’s acceptable.

Aerin
Aerin
Reply to  Earl Parsnip
1 month ago

Flash: there is a candlelight vigil Thurs for the murder victim from Boston so the DA will have a photo op to do. It’s funny how the last 3 DAs heavily supported the Freeman center. Did Harrington ever do anything for them before they decided to support her?

Earl Parnsip
Earl Parnsip
Reply to  Aerin
1 month ago

What are the odds those at the event will blame white males for the murder?

DC Riot me 2
DC Riot me 2
Reply to  Aerin
1 month ago

Yeah Capeless supported battered women alright ask around before you make that ridiculous statement. That is really comical! Maybe he did pick up the next morning wink wink.

Aerin
Aerin
Reply to  DC Riot me 2
1 month ago

I don’t know what you are attempting to imply but the Freeman Center wouldn’t exist without the previous DA’s support just ask around.

Asking
Asking
Reply to  Aerin
1 month ago

And that leads to a question, how is the DA’s office direct involvement with EFC NOT a conflict of interest ?

Candyman
Candyman
Reply to  Aerin
1 month ago

If she cared about women’s rights, she’d investigate the claims by some of the women who worked at the public market.

Bobbi Sig
Bobbi Sig
Reply to  Candyman
1 month ago

She only cares about herself. She was thoroughly inefficient”

Aerin
Aerin
Reply to  Candyman
1 month ago

Interesting, who did they complain to?

Sim Banulmalageux
Sim Banulmalageux
Reply to  Earl Parsnip
1 month ago

I don’t know the good things’ these council members have done but if they ok’d that ridiculous bike route down north street. That isn’t one of them. That and the trash cans they had on Tyler st.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Sim Banulmalageux
1 month ago

The parking on North street is supported by the buffoons.

BTW, an assembly of baboons is known as/called a congress. America’s assembly has 535 members.

Aint Joes Yurin
Aint Joes Yurin
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Well first of all there is no room. And when you exit your car the driver side door of your car,aw forget it.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Somehow we have 535 sick demented people telling 330 million people what to do. How
did that happen?

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

Because people like TSC can vote

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Acute Angina
1 month ago

Good answer.

Annulgas
Annulgas
Reply to  Sim Banulmalageux
1 month ago

I followed a school bus for a bit yesterday watching the rear end bounce up and down on the potholes. Kids probably love it like a carnival ride.
And I was wondering how many of the 100 plus city vehicles were also out bouncing around and beating the shit out of their undercarriages and at what cost to the tax payers.
But I guess the mayor likes to spend and buy stuff so we can always just get more.

Aint Joes Yurin
Aint Joes Yurin
Reply to  Annulgas
1 month ago

What is the fine for school buses blowing through a stop sign?

Aint Joes Yurin
Aint Joes Yurin
Reply to  Annulgas
1 month ago

Call the Mayors Office 413 499-9321

Annulgas
Annulgas
Reply to  Aint Joes Yurin
1 month ago

WHY? I assume she and the city council folk can see for themselves how bad the roads are. They don’t really need to be told. Neither does the highway dept. The mayor is in charge and apparently is not terribly concered about roads.
Now if you need a multimillion dollar upgrade at a park she is right on top of it. Flowers and planters? How much do ya need? You can’t always get a cross walk painted but a bike lane? Be right there!

nobody
nobody
1 month ago

She really seems like a person with a lot of issues and anger that she expresses through extreme left-wing and race-based politcs. Glad she had made this decision and wish her the best.

Moon Pie
Moon Pie
Reply to  nobody
1 month ago

Are we talking Helen? Andrea? Yuki? Or all three. They are cut from the same cloth.

Lenny
Lenny
1 month ago

Oh great – Elizabeth Warren’s hack, Ms. Slaughter, has been appointed to fill out Powell’s term on the school board. She happens to be a black woman, big surprise as we know the school committee is racist. Mr. Farmer, A PARENT of 3, applied for the position by the deadline but due to a “technology glitch” his application didn’t make it to those making the appointment. Thank you Councilor Connell for supporting Mr. Farmer’s attempt to serve out the term of Powell.

Hire on merit ……not race!

Hell'n Moon
Hell'n Moon
Reply to  Lenny
1 month ago

Did you really think they’d choose anyone else after Clownman Powell screamed racism in their faces publicly. I love how there was no actual interviews. “They said everything they needed to in their letters” according to Linda. And as you all know the first qualification Ms. Slaughter brought forth was her skin color.

Does she even live in the area? she works for Pocahontas Warren out in Central Mass. Who cares if her family are pillars of the west side Pittsfield.

I hope her name tag is accurate and says Token Slaughter.

Last edited 1 month ago by Hell'n Moon
Annulgas
Annulgas
Reply to  Hell'n Moon
1 month ago

Will this new member be allowed to bring up concerns without first vetting them with the mayor?
7 councilors must ask before a meeting if they can ask a question if it is a touchy subject. And they are happy when they are told no because they really did not want to get involved in the first place. Have you ever heard any of the councilors getting tax breaks on their business s ask about potholes or garbage in the street? Don’t rock the boat and everything will be just fine councilor. And keep this handy little rubber stamp in your back pocket.

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Hell'n Moon
1 month ago

Hey Hell’n – good question – DOES SHE LIVE IN PITTSFIELD???
And if not – why would the joint committees appoint soneone who doesn’t live here?!

Spider
Spider
Reply to  Lenny
1 month ago

Exactly! Also, a candidate who withdrew her name said “a more diverse committee is needed” Here we go again with the DIVERSITY word. What ever happened to wanting the best person?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Lenny
1 month ago

Don’t forget, hire the Vet.

Should have appointed Sargent Slaughter!

Cape Pabull
Cape Pabull
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Maybe these councilors should have examined the city’s biggest purchase to the taxpayers. The water tax and the big dig contingency’s now going on at the sewer plant. Maybe the water wiz correct on that one?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Cape Pabull
1 month ago

The city clowncillors and mayor bent the citizens over on that project.

The reaming without grease will last decades

Bobbi Sig
Bobbi Sig
Reply to  Cape Pabull
1 month ago

Water wiz and anyone with half a brain? The fine threshold was so low you’d have still saved sixty plus million. Why not have challenged that?

Cod Check
Cod Check
Reply to  Bobbi Sig
1 month ago

Pittsfield Voters elect dumb officials.

Cod Check
Cod Check
Reply to  Bobbi Sig
1 month ago

I was reading today a bicyclist was hit in Lenox. It reminded me of last summer when making a left onto Churchill via the causeway this assclown coming down the hill from upper chutchill street and he would have been dead had I not been looking.. Just cut right in front of me going really fast. I believe that the North S. Bike lanes are one of the most dangerous I’ve ever seen. And please,how does a emergency vehicle get through that congested lane near the radio station,old Aggie Bank? A fly over. Who are the Dummies that let that in?….

Inn Dignatshund
Inn Dignatshund
Reply to  Bobbi Sig
1 month ago

We need the G Man In ward six for two years. Down with Lampylousy! Come on Man.

HWCBN
HWCBN
1 month ago

Honestly, she can take her Northampton nonsense and head back to the Pioneer Valley. Trying to strong-arm all this woke nonsense in Pittsfield is so ridiculous. Last I read, someone supposedly cat-called her on North Street twice in one day. That I find hard to believe.