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PUMP-TRACK DESTRUCTION OF SPRINGSIDE PARK A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF RAMPANT CORRUPTION IN TYERVILLE

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION SEPT. 17-9, 2021) — Two things seem clear — seem, we say — about the controversial mountain bike complex an outside for-profit developer, with the aid of complicit city officials, wants to place in the center of taxpayer-owned Springside Park: (a) the project emits an odor of corruption, and (b) it’s another of Pittsfield’s infamous “Done Deals.”

We therefore (a) would not be surprised if envelopes have been exchanged, little love notes of the kind you used to exchange in, uh, 4th grade, and (b) THE PLANET won’t be surprised on Sept. 21 when the Parks Commission grants final OK. As for (a), no proof has been uncovered and no charges are being made. Be clear on that point. Regarding (b), as long as Best Friends of Springside Park keep the fight in-house, so to speak, they have no chance. The game is rigged.

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The Besties only hope to save Springside from the wrecker’s bike lies in two areas. The first is some last-second revelation, an Act of God, if you will. The second is the law itself, meaning intervention of an outside agency with no dog in the fight, one that knows how wage not a battle of wits but a battle of writs.

As for God, he too stays away from Tyerville. As for the law, outside help is needed, because citizens fighting city hall in Tyerville have no chance, as we’ve seen throughout this production of the city’s officially sanctioned Bike Mafia, that tiny minority who have city officials under the coin of the realm. That sad reality exists because official Tyerville sees Mary Jane and Joe Kapanskis — the city’s ordinary, taxpaying citizens — as suckers at best, obstacles to be crushed at worst.

Every city agency that has touched this wretched project has fought against citizens. This includes the parks commission,  Community Development (Ruffer and McGrath), conservation commission, the city council (by refusing a citizen’s petition for a public hearing), and the office of mayor (by a refusal to get involved).

Meanwhile a lazy local press has looked the other way … save THE PLANET. We alone have stood with the underdogs.

At every step of the way, the city has tried to ram the mountain-bike development through without public knowledge or input. The only reason it’s not already built is because the Besties have put up a fight for Springside that recalls our readings about several “last stands” of history: the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 B.C., the Alamo in 1836, and Custer in 1876. Like the losers of those other hopeless causes, the Besties will die for honor with their boots on.

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Defenders of the Bike Mafia point to the “many public meetings.” Truly? You could have public meetings every day, but what good are they when the very officials who should be putting the tough questions to the Mafia and Powder Horn take the advocates’ side?

A mountain biking source (shred trail . com) says 2.9% of the U.S. population goes mountain biking each year. That leaves 97.1% who don’t. The figures are even more unbalanced in Pittsfield, with its high percentage of elderly and fatsos. In truth, we’re talking about a project that will commandeer the core of Springside Park for the indulgence of less than 1% of the city’s eligible population.

After the Conservation Commission (emphasis on con) gave papal blessing, the “Friends of Springside Park” (deliberately named to confuse them with the Best Friends of Springside Park, the park’s allies), issued a declaration of support. Like all good little lap dogs, these Enemies of The People fetched slippers for The Suits.

THE PLANET shares a small portion of the “Friends” statement in italics, with the response of the Besties in bold. THE PLANET does this not only because we believe the Besties are on the side of truth but to have a clear conscience when official Pittsfield okays the destruction of its best natural space.

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STATE OF THE PROJECT SHILLS: Unfortunately, a large amount of false information has been circulated by a couple of individuals …

REFUTATION BY THE BESTIES: Nonsense! All of the lies have come from the mountain bikers and those they’ve misled, their enablers. Mountain biking is very environmentally, socially, and medically destructive, so it can only be promoted by lying. Knobby tires are perfectly designed to rip up the soil, accelerating erosion. one glance at a knobby mountain bike tire will tell you that. The presence of large, fast-moving machines on the trail drives away all other trail users. Every park that has permitted mountain biking has turned into a mountain biking-only park. Every week we hear of more horrendous injuries and deaths caused by mountain biking all over the world. This is not the “benign” or “passive” activity claimed by its proponents! Benign or passive activities don’t maim or kill people! This project doesn’t deserve approval or even a trial. Once built, it will be too late to restore the land to its natural state.

The prosed Bike Skills course at Springside:

-Will not involve any addition of bathrooms, lighting, bleachers or other additional construction

These amenities have been part of the proposal from the start, and have never been precluded.

-Will not impact (nor have any more impact on the park than) the adjacent playground

That is a very popular fallacy: “The area has already been messed up, so that makes it okay to mess it up some more”. That’s like saying that if I throw a baseball through one of your windows, it’s now okay to throw one through all your other windows, as well!

We have, from the start, not made grand sweeping accusations or false claims about any other user group. We have used this project as an opportunity to enhance our research and understanding of mountain biking and its interconnectedness with the environment (including both people and nature).

That is a blatant lie. The world expert on mountain biking impacts is Dr. Mike Vandeman, whose emails you have repeatedly blocked, because you don’t want to hear the truth. Doctor Vandeman has collected reports of over 1000 serious accidents and deaths caused by mountain biking. What’s “passive” about that? How many hikers have experienced broken bones, paralysis, or death?

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There you have it, folks. Moral of the story: The sad truth is better than the happy lie.

Happy a great weekend, everyone.

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“Why mountain bike when you can pull the wings off of butterflies?” — Sir Donald Turpentine, Knight of the Bath.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

I believe a Joseph Stone torched the apartment building at Fenn and North many moons ago, claimed he was falsely accused, etc. did his time and of course was released. that was torn down after . No doubt just another of those Pissfield coincidences.

Downtown Dweller
Downtown Dweller
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
1 month ago

It was at the corner of Fenn & First St (where the Howard building parking lot is now located. I believe he’s also the little person who stands out holding a “homeless” sign but lives with his grandmother on Seymour St.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Downtown Dweller
1 month ago

City should install sprinklers at intersection traffic islands.

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

Thought you dont come into our fair city.

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

It’s an obstacle

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Downtown Dweller
1 month ago

Thanks for clarifying and for not calling me a Buffon.

Thuh Judge
Thuh Judge
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
1 month ago

Common Man. Your name is tellitLikeitis,not ain’t?

Fenn Statshunned
Fenn Statshunned
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
1 month ago

No buffoon fenn and first.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Fenn Statshunned
1 month ago

Thanks for the correction. Perhaps I’ll nominate you for The Planets’s Mr. Congeniality Award.

Thuh Judge
Thuh Judge
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
1 month ago

Hell she’ll take it.

Heinz Wilbehamned
Heinz Wilbehamned
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

He wasn’t the one years ago that torched the fenn and first street builing.

Downtown Dweller
Downtown Dweller
Reply to  Heinz Wilbehamned
1 month ago
Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Downtown Dweller
1 month ago

Yes, it was him. I believe he lit something on fire in the basement and then tried to “play hero,” and save everybody from that building.

Downtown Dweller
Downtown Dweller
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
1 month ago

That’s how I remember that incident as well.

Dust Inthewind
Dust Inthewind
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

There is a traffic roundabout currently under construction at the intersection of Tyler and Woodlawn streets. What a stroke of luck that, a few years ago an apartment building which was right in the way of it, burned down suspiciously. What fortunate happenstance.

Corporal Ladder
Corporal Ladder
Reply to  Dust Inthewind
1 month ago

And that dump was demolished in less time than an investigation could have taken place.

Fenn Statshunned
Fenn Statshunned
Reply to  Corporal Ladder
1 month ago

Maybe Stoney doesn’t like blight…..Mayor?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Dust Inthewind
1 month ago

Another waste of money to make traffic flow in the Pitt more of a cluster@#$! than what they’ve done to North Street.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Dan,

How many bums did You Mrs see?

I think city clowncilors should request sprinkler systems on each traffic median near a light. Either random or straight/above up motion activated.

MT

LegalEagle
LegalEagle
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

I went too and only saw one bike rider. He was on the sidewalk headed the wrong way. What do you suppose is the number of people on bikes who have lost their drivers’ licenses? Not exactly people who are likely to follow the bike land rules.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  LegalEagle
1 month ago

Lost my drivers license years back, still did bikes as that was faster than B-bus.

B-bus drivers were nice and good.

On a street bike I could make Vermont -Pittisfield less than the bus.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

aha! Bikes…..

Dykes on bikes……….

Naket …@#^@ …on bikes

Fat Bottom Girls make make the rock’in world go round…..

Paul
Paul
Reply to  LegalEagle
1 month ago

I was on North St Sun and seen 2 bikes riding on the sidewalk.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Drove on Dynamic and Vibrant North Street twice today. Did not see anyone riding a bike, but I did count 6 Tyerville Cadillac’s (scooters) flying up and down the bike lane. Too bad those driving the Tyerville Cadillacs don’t know how to follow traffic rules.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  Dust Inthewind
1 month ago

Good point. Yet the City leaves a crumbling unsafe fire trap building on White Terrace/North Street remain standing for 5 years. Fire Department has now fought 4 fires at this property. Our taxes are paying for these fires. Why has that building been allowed to stand?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Merry & Bright
1 month ago

Why was it allowed to crumble in the first place?

Those old structures were better than new, if maintained.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

There is another huge structure far out on West Housy just before rte 41. Been abandoned for 20-30 years but still it stands, on a main gateway to the city looking like a victim of Chernobyl. Rumor has it that the connected owner got his taxes waived and the place will be left for others to worry about. There are rules for you and me and rules for folk with connections. One more reason the woke folk are bailing out of this foul smelling berg.

China City
China City
Reply to  Fizzlehead
1 month ago

That building is a toxic waste dump. It used to be a car dealership with a bunch of maintenance bays. They just dumped the oil into the dirt ‘round back.
They also did some midnight PCB dumping on the property. It’s as toxic as it gets. Rumor has it there were a couple bodies stored out there in 55 gallon drums dating back to the fall of Berkshire Downs.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  China City
1 month ago

Nothing would surprise me in Pittsfield anymore

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  China City
1 month ago

THE CITY OWNS THE MESS AT 1685 WEST HOUSY AND ITS NOT EVEN CLOSE TO BERKSHIRE DOWNS.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Thomas More
1 month ago

They own the mess at HESS too

Thomas More
Thomas More
Reply to  Mad Trapper
29 days ago

no they don’t

Cedrick Emtertainment
Cedrick Emtertainment
Reply to  Mad Trapper
29 days ago

REMember the gas station the man put his own money into cleaning the site and couldn’t get a cigarette license??????

Spagirlfrommass
Spagirlfrommass
Reply to  Fizzlehead
29 days ago

It is ridiculous what he got away with!! Now the City Landlord leaves this mess dormant

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

Re: Ghislaine Maxwell should share her evidence against Prince Andrew, Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, et al

The more I read about Ghislaine Maxwell’s upcoming trial for her alleged sex trafficking of minor women under the age of 18, the more I want Ghislaine Maxwell to share her documented evidence with the public against Prince Andrew, Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, and all of the other rich and powerful men who are associated with Jeffrey Epstein. At this point in time, we should all have a right to know about the documented evidence Ghislaine Maxwell has on Prince Andrew, Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, et al, and if these rich and powerful men allegedly sexually exploited minor women under the age of 18. Bill Clinton is a former U.S. President and his wife Hillary Clinton unsuccessfully ran for U.S. President twice in 2008 and 2016. Bill Clinton is listed on Jeffrey Epstein’s private flight logs 26 times. Bill Clinton has said he did nothing illegal. However, Bill Clinton has falsely denied his past sexual misconduct, which led him to be a convicted Felon twice over for perjury and suborning perjury. I want to know if Hillary Clinton covered up for Bill Clinton’s alleged sex crimes with Jeffrey Epstein to further her political ambitions to be elected U.S. President. If Hillary Clinton did coverup Bill Clinton’s alleged sex crimes for her own gain, what does that say about Hillary Clinton? Lastly, we keep reading about Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell’s alleged sex trafficking crimes without knowing the truth about Prince Andrew, Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, et al, which is very unfair to the public.

Jonathan Melle

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

You voted for the Clintons.
Stop the hypocrisy!

Corporal Ladder
Corporal Ladder
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

He’s notorious for saying what he wants to get certain things. Isn’t he?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

How many times you vote for Slick Willie? Sotero? Hildebeast? Traitor Joseph Stolen too?

Corporal Ladder
Corporal Ladder
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

That fencing won’t hold up insurrection players support tommorrow.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Corporal Ladder
1 month ago

False flag by Deep State/Swamp.

Staged by left, stay away.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Corporal Ladder
1 month ago

Remind me how many from 1/6/21 have been charged with insurrection, rioting, and/or attempt to over throw the government (treason)?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
1 month ago

They are still jailed without bail and due process

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

and if their buddies pull any horseshit at the capitol building it won’t help their cases. They will get longer sentences so they can get out and add to the chaos.
By the way MT, if you go tomorrow make sure to wear a full face cover so it will take longer for them to track you down. But they probably have you on their list from all your hate blogging anyway.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Fizzlehead
1 month ago

FU,

You are happy. With the patriots still without the first charge /bail held in jail, with grandmas and grandpas still in jial for just being at, ANOTHER DOJ/FBI false flag.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Fizzlehead
1 month ago

Fizze, I’m a patriot. Glad I make the list.

You’re on the boot licking bent over sissie list.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

JM, like others are saying, any chance you could stop posts like these? Just a word of advice, it makes you look foolish. For the last few years you and TSC blasted Trump almost daily. You talked about how Biden was going to save this country from the playboy, millionaire, who treats women poorly. Remember?

Now you post this? Be happy. The DemocRATS (Clinton, Soetoro, Xiden) provide you with a life that you don’t have to work, pay taxes, basically be a contributing citizen to the work force.

And don’t give me your disability. I too am a Vet and was gravely wounded, endured numerous surgeries/rehab, and continue to work full-time. As I’ve said to you before, speaking to a medical professional like I did, would help you ten-fold. It helps to resolve deep seated issues, such as anger, etc.

Just a thought, but you should really stop posting about the same group of people who help you and hurt people like me, a middle class, tax-payer. It’s offensive to me.

Last edited 1 month ago by Markus Aurelius
Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
1 month ago

Thank you for your military service, working and paying taxes, and your feedback. Please do NOT judge me without walking in my proverbial shoes first. You being offended should not stand in the way of my right to exercise free speech. All I want to know is why Ghislaine Maxwell is being held (without bail) in a NYC federal prison cell for alleged sex trafficking and other criminal charges, while Prince Andrew, Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, and other alleged associates of Jeffrey Epstein are walking free without facing any criminal charges like Ghislaine Maxwell! Did Bill Clinton have sex with minor women under the age of 18 during his 26 flight logs on Jeffrey Epstein’s private jet? Did Hillary Clinton know about it and chose to cover it all up for her own political ambitions to be elected U.S. President in 2008 and 2016? Lastly, what a sexist double standard at play right now. Ghislaine Maxwell is a woman, while Prince Andrew, Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, et al, are men.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

What a bunch of shit that you want to know about something you already know! You have followed and supported them prior to Bill being president and before Hillary ran for president.You know damn well what has been written about the complaints against them starting from their days when Hillary covered for Bill as governor. You eat and live everything political and as long as they were in the D party you gave them a pass and backed them. I don’t care you backed them, but stop pretending you now care about the democrat politicians dark side.

Dust Inthewind
Dust Inthewind
1 month ago

There may also have been a stabbing on Tyler last night. Do not expect any details from any city officials or the emergency room.

Corporal Ladder
Corporal Ladder
Reply to  Dust Inthewind
1 month ago

Insurrection protestors could get ugly tommorrow. Will cops be looking for revenge? Kent State?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Corporal Ladder
1 month ago

Stir up the hate tool.

The smart will avoid DC staged event

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Well they were not smart the last time and they don’t look like the type that will ever get smarter. Stupid is as stupid was as Forrest Gump might have said

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Fizzlehead
1 month ago

Go after the terrorists of last summer Fizze : Burn Loot and Murder and , sissie Antifas

Unprecendented riots lootings murders arson rapes…ALL ACROSS AMERICA. D-RATS WERE SILENT. WHY? THEY LIKED IT!

All scanctioned by the DNC. Kommieala even bailed some out!!!!

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Dust Inthewind
1 month ago

Nothing in the paper about it. Corner office must have said NO. No stories about stabbings on newly renovated Tyler or bike accidents on North street. NO NO NO. Stay away from such stories or lose your tax breaks.

Downtown Dweller
Downtown Dweller
Reply to  Dust Inthewind
1 month ago

Live 95.9 has it posted to their Facebook page. 2 people stabbed. Arrest has been made.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Dynamic and Vibrant!!!

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Dust Inthewind
1 month ago

This fellow seems to be a familiar face with law enforcement and courts. Re: Stabbing.

https://www.berkshireeagle.com/archives/hinsdale-man-accused-in-gunpoint-robbery-of-man-in-pittsfield-apartment-with-womans-help/article_55e89a9e-b342-5a3b-
89b0-53febea9adf1.html

Shirleyknuts
Shirleyknuts
1 month ago

Hopefully the kiddos who will be destroying the natural environment of Springside Park won’t get hurt, or if they do aren’t on Mass Health. Idaho just started parcelling out who can go to the ER if they are on Medicaid. So much for one pay or insurance aka government run insurance. This country has been on a slide down the proverbial tube. I never know what side the majority is on. One day they are saying we have to protect our natural resources and on the other they want to destroy it for the rich bicyclists. I still can’t figure out NON and the white plungers. I was on the street yesterday and there was a long single line of vehicles emitting toxic fumes at the red lights while one line remained empty. There was no need for the back up. Some drivers got so upset they took fast right hand turns down residential streets. Does not look like a prudent move on our “leaders” part

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Shirleyknuts
1 month ago

Unintended consequences as a result of boneheaded moves by clueless people who have no business messing with traffic patterns.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Go to George’s Shoes!

Last good man in city to do leather work.

Last edited 1 month ago by Mad Trapper
Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
1 month ago

Hundreds of thousands of hikers have broken bones or died. The battle of the Alamo was in 1836, not 1936.

There is so much misinformation about this project being spewed by the opponents.

God forbid anyone have any fun in this city. First it was Pickleball, now it the pump track.

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

Send the Mt bikers to the mountains. Abundance of state forests here with trails and dirt roads.

I enjoy Mt biking, not on a “pump track” whatever the F that is, it’s not a mountain.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

When I go to the mountains on my MTB, I often bring a fishing pole and come home with a dinner of brookies. Sometimes I only bring line and hooks and use a sapling………

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

I used to lean over the banking and catch them by hand….really

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Fizzlehead
1 month ago

Bum turds over the curbs don’t count

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

I am serious about catching them by hand. AND, not too far from where the mayor now lives along the Shaker side of the mountain lots of fat brookies in small but deep pools. Also up behind the college land. Broke my heart when all that housing went up there because it destroyed my childhood camping grounds.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Fizzlehead
1 month ago

Do You know that’s illegal?

Pointstoponder
Pointstoponder
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

50 years ago. Statue of limitations. And I made sure not to leave any finger prints on the fish. Even forensic science can’t get me on that.
There was also a ton of frogs up there. Mountain stream frogs are delicious but I don’t imagine you will find too many anymore.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Fizzlehead
1 month ago

That’s cheating.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

aka “brown trout”

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
1 month ago

Why not build a Pickleball on Horseback field and track event facility at Park Square? They have them everywhere else and Pittsfield is losing out everyday from the income these folk bring to the cities that have them. Name me one person who does not like horses. (except for the guy on Blazing Saddles that punched one in the mouth)

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Blazing Saddles was a great film. PC a/wipes have demonized it but they cannot accept it’s biting satire. Clevon, Gene, Madeline, Mel……

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Mel Brooks was one of the funniest guys ever born. I like animals much better than people but when that horse got knocked on its ass I thought it was the funniest thing I ever saw.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Fizzlehead
1 month ago

I saw it happen in person on a bad horse.

Frankie Baber, a good man who dropped a bad horse……

Last edited 1 month ago by Mad Trapper
Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

That happened to Mr Ed once and the horse literally testified against the guy in court

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Fizzlehead
1 month ago

Wasn’t that defendant gotten off by Matlock. Wow, what a lawyer!

Appuh Loosuh
Appuh Loosuh
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Common Man. The infamous local Turf punched a horse in the head at one of our own racetracks.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

When I was a wee one there was still a water trough for horses at Park Square. There was one at Clapp park as well. Now Clapp Park has a splash pad but the horses are not allowed to use it, except at night when no one is around.

Mongo
Mongo
Reply to  Fizzlehead
1 month ago

Mongo just a pawn in the game of life!

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

The real PITTSfield “fun” is the wild west shootouts by gang banger hood riding wanna be cowboys,……

and the stabbings by the lowlife can’t afford an illegal gun spent my money on crack, wanna be mid evil berserkers.

US Mackeral
US Mackeral
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

We should start a booming business at the Pukey PEDA sight. Manufacture crime tape.

Charles Ivar Kronick
Charles Ivar Kronick
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Love the reference!

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

and the mayor is starting to look a little bit like Brando in that film scene

Shirleyknuts
Shirleyknuts
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
1 month ago

Actually watched a good pickleball game at BCC. The court was in good shape and the players were enjoying it. There wasn’t a line of people waiting to play either. Again the pump track would go nicely on PEDA property, they just planted grass on one of the large deserted parking lots that was larger than an acre. Go for it

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

Dan, I thought you had evidence that the bidding process did not follow protocol?
Why was a citizen’s proposal for a public hearing shot down and by who? Was it voted on by the council? If so, which councilors voted against it?

Sounds like the Besties need a good lawyer and private investigator. Based on your reporting, it does have a certain stink to it!

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

Seven of Tyer’s Clowncilors are in on the fix.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Most of our leaders (puppets) in local government are ok with misleading and at times lying to the citizens they supposedly represent, it is purely TEAM SPORT for them.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

and that is really quite sad because they knew that is what they were going to do when they took the oath with their fingers crossed behind their backs. I hope their employers take note that they might not be all that trustworthy when no one is looking

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

I remember reading McGrath saying something like, just because Powder Horn is designing the park, it doesn’t mean they can’t bid on the project. Also including, that’s what they do and we need someone who has experience in building one and there isn’t many who building them. Those lines lead me too believe that Powder Horn is and was the chosen one to build it. I might be wrong, but I believe his statement was cover for when it is announced that they will build it. The bidding process will be conveniently done through twists and turns to do so.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Kavey is a fool who likes the new North Street traffic fiasco.

Too wimpy to make a stand for people who live in his district.

Fenn Statshunned
Fenn Statshunned
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

But better that council pay raise pay raise Low.

Don
Don
1 month ago

What happened to the residents experiencing houselessness?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Don
1 month ago

They’ll fertilize the lawn at the pump track.

Fenn Statshunned
Fenn Statshunned
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

And flood it. ……justvsayin

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Don
1 month ago

Personally I think they are charming and give the city a true life ambiance. The mayor does not like to brag about it but most of them dropped out of, or are graduates, of the Pittsfield school system. (her school system)

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Fizzlehead
1 month ago

I heard a former Valedictorian lives there, passed THREE classes in 4 years with a 0.13 GPA………

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

I believe the second part but you were never valedictorian

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Fizzlehead
1 month ago

ROFL

I graduated Colleges that wouldn’t take YOU. Then taught at those.

Thuh Judge
Thuh Judge
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Yeah but did you ever teach at Trump U

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Don
1 month ago

You haven’t heard Don? City Clowncilor Sweet Pete White has been working diligently on a problem for the “houseless.” He posted about in the spring of 2020. It’s got to be a real gem that he’s waiting to unveil it.

So…..what’s your solution Sweet Pete? How are you and the city going to relocate the houseless from Springside Park?

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
1 month ago

He is waiting for his bosses to tell him where the best place will be to dispose of them.

Shirleyknuts
Shirleyknuts
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
29 days ago

It’s only been a year and a half…not sure if that’s enough time for Pencil Peter to sharpen the point

Springside Sheep
Springside Sheep
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

And former Orbit Winner…..hah?

Springside Sheep
Springside Sheep
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Lol. Chalk it up as a rare off day Dan. And forget about it.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
1 month ago

You seem mistaken in one point, in that the Eagle is lazy. I think apart from some politburo agency from the time of Khrushchev no media agency is working harder to prop up a corrupt facade of a govt and cronnies. It takes a lot of effort to be that blind to truth and run such calculating stories for their friends.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Kermit Frog
1 month ago

Rutberg made the difference in the Parrot.

The entertainment went to full blown left winged loonie.

Springside Sheep
Springside Sheep
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

The only ones patting them are the back….are Themselves.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
1 month ago

Still nothing on the news about the stabbing on Tyler street last night near Kirks Variety. I guess if you are trying to rent a bunch of apartments in the area you would not want stuff like that getting out. Especially if it is true. And, it is. In fact, comments on the site I read about it on say people are afraid to let their children outside to play.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Fizzlehead
1 month ago

Maybe we will hear, from the “Left Winged Parrot”, “gun control” is working!!!!

Knives clubs cars bats zuchinis dildoes ……….new weapons of choice!

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Our DA is fine with criminals having guns, they only object when legal gun owning citizens
use them to protect themselves.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Actually you are going to hear about the film they made over there yesterday about how wonderful the area is. What really bad timing for a very bloody assault and battery.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Fizzlehead
1 month ago

Sorry, no luck bear hunting with the Hawken.

I’ll save some fat for you if I’m lucky so You can keep yer’re kiester greesed! For Bubba

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

There is somewhere between 800,000,000 million and 1,200,000,000 billion guns in America. You live by the sword you will die by it.Our fake silly gun laws are just make believe.We had the white militia walk into the Michigan statehouse and they did a armed takeover.Domestic republican terriorist are extremely well armened with zero disipline to live in America. They are very small minded and being used by billionaires.They created the race war that was officially under Trump.Billionaiires dont want people to come together.FOX MEDIA is the delivery tool.

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

Taliban Terrorists now has law abiding Americans outgunned , TSC, thanks to traitor Joseph Stolen.

Last edited 1 month ago by Mad Trapper
Pat
Pat
1 month ago

Nance Pelosi saying today that Capitalism is just not working for our country and Joe and Chuck also agree and want to change us over to some globalist type system where America is seriously weakened and China can take over the world because they are using Capitalism and firing on all cylinders, but Nance just doesn’t like it for America. She and her globalist buddies want to destroy America and are doing a good job of it.

Thuh Judge
Thuh Judge
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Big parade tommorrow in d c. Look out,both sides.

Thuh Judge
Thuh Judge
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

How’s that Verizon pole looking ward 4

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Nancy should be on the same tree with Milley

Dynamic Vibrator
Dynamic Vibrator
1 month ago

Is there any reason why we can’t have pickle ball bike polo at the softball complex. You won’t even need a polopony. Right Ralph boy?

Appuh Loosuh
Appuh Loosuh
Reply to  Dynamic Vibrator
1 month ago

A truck turning right on north from linden was a sight today. Ran over the bungee pole to have enough room so not to wipe out oncoming traffic. I’ve been down O O N about four times this month and have yet to to more than one or two bikers?

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

The mountain bike issue is one of many glaring examples of how big government will make major decisions without the input of all of the people. Biden is steering us toward global government and to do that he and the far left have to bring America down to the level of the rest of the world. The lifestyle of most people in this country will go downhill quickly. Why does Biden keep saying, “Build Back Better”? It’s what they are saying in Europe too which is code for one world government. This is why they had to destroy President Trump. President Trump saw the direction the far left was pushing us and he didn’t want us to be part of one world totalitarian government.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAgytRLrt4E

The school committee
The school committee
1 month ago

Does anyone posting here live in Pittsfield?

US Mackeral
US Mackeral
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

Trivia football Dan. Roman Gabriel is what age? And what was his nationality. No cheating.

Deacon Lunday
Deacon Lunday
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Filipino. Eight is correct.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

I (don’t) live in Pittsfield and I (don’t) pay my state and local taxes in Pittsfield so that Matt Kerwood could build on his multimillion dollar $lu$h Fund$. I (didn’t) vote for Gated Community Mayor Linda Tyer so she can sit on $40 million in Biden Buck$ for as long as possible. I (don’t) send my children to Pittsfield’s Level 5 inner city public schools. My elderly family members (didn’t) all got infected with Covid-19 in one of Pittsfield’s long-term care facilities, but a few of them are still alive. My State Representative is (not) named after Pittsfield’s closed Old Country Buffet restaurant, and she goes to Boston to always vote for House Speaker Ronny Mariano’s closed door sausage making. My State Senator is (not) named Chrome Dome, but he really lives in his out of district new $690,000 home in Amherst, Massachusetts with his wife and new baby. My Congressman is (not) called PAC Man but not for the 1980s hit Atari game, but rather for his too close for comfort ties to K Street, which is helping Richie Rich Neal to raise federal taxes on high income earners, while also giving Wall Street every tax break in the book. My U.S. Senator is (not) called Maryland Ed Markey and in 2020 he campaigned on the promise to save the world from global warming, but all he really does is blow a lot of hot air in the U.S. Senate Chamber. My other U.S. Senator is (not) Liz Warren and she likes to tell the Kapanskis that she is fighting for Main Street, but Wall Street is still getting all of the economic gains while Main Street is always getting the shaft. My U.S. President is Joe Biden and he wants to spend way over $10 trillion federal dollars in his first year in the Oval Office, which is causing decades-high inflation, which is the absolute worst tax hike on the underclass and working class. In closing, I am hoping that blogger Dan Valenti will save my (native) post industrial “City in Decay” with his many political postings about Pittsfield politics and beyond, but no one in City Hall ever listens to him, and when Dan Valenti becomes a memory someday in the future, they will sarcastically ask “Dan who?”. Living in Pittsfield Massachusetts is a lost cause for me, so I really live in Amherst, New Hampshire where I like to read about my native hometown’s single political party failed leadership.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

You do realize Dan is against everything.He easily sees Pittsfield leadership problem as we all do but but Pittsfield is surviving like nobody else could.You take 12000 jobs out of a city of 50,000 and you still have a very credible city to build on is an amazing story. Pittsfield is still a really nice place to live but like you many here dont live here and are just angry at the fact we still get up here to work and enjoy where we live.In spite of what is said here our focus on kids and our fantastic park system is for everyone.Our schools are really good here and the Republican ed reform act of choice has done damage to our schools but guess what.We are still getting it done.I personally feel bad for students who choose to leave our schools for surrounding schools mostly out of fear.Those schools are not what people think they are but we still bring it everyday here.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

The schools here just want to turn the kids into activists. Berkshire County schools, especially Pittsfield, are some of the most political in the country.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

The thing they don’t educate the students on is that activism pays only well for those at the top. The majority of the activists they recruit through education will remain living wondering why they aren’t included in the wealth .

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

If corporations buy and support politicians to make law on tax codes to keep wealth the are extreme WOKE activist.WOKE wealthy white activist do not want you WOKE….educated.You cant control the WOKE

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

translation? from incoherent gibberish?

Have another one TSC……….

Hell Toupee
Hell Toupee
Reply to  Mad Trapper
29 days ago

He forgot to take his thorezine

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

???

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  The school committee
29 days ago

Is WOKE a JOKE or maybe a BLOKE who likes to SMOKE TSC?

Pointstoponder
Pointstoponder
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

I do not think Pittsfield schools even teach how their own city government works. I would love some independent person to gather up about local 100 12th graders and ask them how many city councilors there are in Pittsfield and how many wards. There are probably children of Pittsfield councilors who could not answer those two questions.
And who benefits most from a clueless constituency? The mayor, councilors and special interests. No oversight from an ignorant population. No oversight from the city council and no oversight from the state. It is like opening the vault of a bank to Ma Barker and her boys.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

and why do you say that Pat? Are you talking about the unions being controlled by city hall?

J2S
J2S
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

After your done reading Dan’s mind on how he feels on all the different issues, will you do mine and a few others? You need to get your 900 number up and also running your commercials in the daytime instead of just 2 -4 in the early morning hours so you can increase your income.

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

Are You on really strong LSD?

Shirleyknuts
Shirleyknuts
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

Yes and many generations

J2S
J2S
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

Yes, the ones who aren’t wearing rose colored glasses.

Shirleyknuts
Shirleyknuts
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

Do you live in Pittsfield? By your question you seem to say you don’t

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

This is outrageous that Biden is creating a shortage of the monoclonal antibodies because he thinks the unvaccinated will rely on them rather than getting the vaccine. Biden is truly evil to do such a thing because vaccinated people are being saved by these antibodies. Many of the vaccinated patients at North Adams Commons were recently saved from death due to the infusion of the monoclonal antibodies. There is no shortage of these antibodies according to the creator of them. Biden is intentionally creating a shortage of these antibodies in some states for political reasons. This is inhumane.
https://www.foxnews.com/health/states-warn-over-covid-19-antibody-drug-shortage

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Don’t tell anybody but not everything said on Fox news is accurate. Majority stock holder, Vladimir Putin, is trying to divide Americans and turn them onto one another. Fox news is his biggest weapon against rival America right now. (that and the incredible stupidity of many Americans who believe anything they are told)

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

True,Fox is undermining America using Nazis, white supremistalong with wealthy evangelicals to keep the voting public from complete control.The enemy of centralized white wealthy power is public education,unions and indidual rights.Wars create great wealth.The American people want to work hard and have healthcare good public schools and earn a decent fair wage and a decent retirement. Capitalism is the only way to get these things done.Everyone believes in healthcare supported by each other.Just ask and city state or fed employee.People without health insurance pay 80% of the healthcare coverage of all of these employees.They wont admit they have it.They dont say they enjoy their own social programs.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

Woke education in today’s system: Remember students you have to pee in a cup to get a job, but not to get a welfare check. So don’t sweat.

Hell Toupee
Hell Toupee
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

You talk in circles

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

Take a nap. Read that back to yourself.

Hell Toupee
Hell Toupee
Reply to  Fizzlehead
1 month ago

The really dumb ones believe the stuff you post.

Hated Taxpayer
Hated Taxpayer
Reply to  Hell Toupee
1 month ago

Dan: Again this poster continues to insult others. If he does not stop others will post insults back at him. It must work both ways

Hated Taxpayer
Hated Taxpayer
Reply to  Hell Toupee
1 month ago

Dan respectfully request above post by bleak house be deleted

Hated Taxpayer
Hated Taxpayer
Reply to  Hell Toupee
1 month ago

Dan respectfully request above post be deleted

Wrong Way
Wrong Way
1 month ago

Off topic
One of the first thing Wrong Way did when she got a new budget, leased herself a car and then drove it on a suspended license.

Of course her vehicle is one of the most expensive and of course she uses it to drive her kids around, when she might happen to actually do something with them.

She must have leased the most expensive one they have because a normal lease for the base line is $249 a month.

“Berkshire DA Andrea Harrington’s office has leased her 2019 Ford Edge since July 2019 and pays $677.57 a month.”

Maybe that’s payola to a campaign supporter.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Wrong Way
1 month ago

Wouldn’t put it past her to decorate the vehicle with re-election graffiti and to use it to campaign to and from campaign events with it.

LegalEagle
LegalEagle
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

Harrington does nothing but attend campaign events and promote herself on social media.

LegalEagle
LegalEagle
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Good question. Harrington’s contributions to Berkshire County law enforcement and safety run in the deep negative numbers. Should be a layup for anyone with half a brain. Have you noticed the pols who supported her campaign have been mute since right after the election? It’s a big oops never mind. Someone is likely polling them on who would they would support.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  LegalEagle
1 month ago

Seems like McGruff the Crime Dog could even take her on and win after all her missteps since she has taken office.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

Barney Fife

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

It will be another connected rat.

Name Withheld
Name Withheld
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

It’s too easy making money in Berkshire County with the current DA and her flunkies. Dohoney aka Doh Boy has basically paid off my boat with his lack of criminal law. He should have stayed in contracts and procurement.

The current state of the DA’s office makes being a defense lawyer a goldmine.
I liken it to going to the fair and spinning one of those prize wheels. Depending on the day you win or lose, but the best part is you get unlimited free spins.

My most recent example, Dohoney is going to be lead on a case, we go back and forth about a dozen times, all billable hours, he’s looking for 2-5 on an assault, drugs found, weapons found.
Finally they are starting to schedule cases.
I ask him if he REALLY wants to go to court on this, during a new Covid spike, does he really want to spend two weeks in court. BINGO, 6 months, CWOF, with drug treatment paid for by the state.

Client, clients parents, think I’m a genius, I made $23K, and Dohoney is just too afraid to go to court.
End of the day we are ALL making tons of money, it’s the easiest work in decades. If you’re even a half assed defense attorney, you can beat these buffoons, you can beat them on procedure, you can beat them in filings, you can beat them because not a one of them has the experience to really litigate. Best of all they have no one guiding them. These new ADAs are screwed because wrong way has no idea what she’s doing and Dahoney is really just a glorified purchasing agent.
Somebody like Judy would be stupid to step in because she’s making money, she’ll retire, and she’ll win every case.

When you’ve got a good thing going, you don’t mess it up. Harrington and her crew, best thing that’s happened to the criminal defense industry in probably the entire history of Berkshire County.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Name Withheld
1 month ago

What about the poor white guys who burn hay bales?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

He needs

“Names withheld” as a rep.

Hay bales should just get time on the farm!

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  danvalenti
29 days ago

Yep, any crime committed by a white male in Berkshire County, will get prosecuted to the fullest extent of Wrong Way’s Office.

“Progressive DA’s,” are progressing “social injustice,” by punishing “white privilege” as a felony.

A black female brings panic and alarm, not to mention wasting tax-payers resources in the State Police, among a large community of people. So much so, Simon Rock College did 14 studies and investigations, hoping to “pin it on a white guy(s).” But guess what? No such luck. The black female is very lucky. No charges filed.

I’m curious if the POC who shot up the house from his girlfriend’s vehicle hood, will cop a plea for misdemeanor disorderly conduct? He’s a POC. He didn’t know any better, right Wrong Way, Handgun Moon, Farley-Country-Buffet (D)? He didn’t grow up getting shuttled to Lenox schools. You know, “white privilege?” Ooopps, Farley-Country-Buffet (D) is allowed “white privilege.” She’s a democRAT.

We The People
We The People
Reply to  Name Withheld
29 days ago

Make it stop !

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

Fire Fauci for continuing to lie to the American people.

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/victor-davis-hanson-death-science

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

He should have been shown the door long ago! Weasel!

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

Hung for treason. Lots of evidence ties him to Wuhan/CCP

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

I’ve got a big tree with limbs that will fit Falesy, Pelousey, and Millie.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Comments like that are why you are on the FBI watch list.
And that is why I know you were never valedictorian cuz some people smartened up while others like yourself don’t know any better.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Fizzlehead
1 month ago

If You could read,…………I never stated I was a valedictorian. Just satire about the GPA of Pittsfields school system.

You could be a product of that system?, based on your last sentence above.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
1 month ago

MSM is ignoring the Biden border crisis and thousands of criminal aliens pouring in. They are exempt from jab mandate.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/09/bidenville-slum-illegal-aliens-now-bathing-river-washing-clothes-numbers-swell-14000-4000-wednesday-video/

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/09/report-del-rio-border-patrol-agents-told-remove-families-area-bidenville-camp-swells-becoming-dangerous-video/

“Bianca Gracia, leader of Latinos for Trump, atold The War Room on Saturday that US Border Patrol agents are being told to move their families as the “Bidenville” illegal alien camp continues to swell. According to the agents, when the camp exceeds 18,000 it will be too dangerous in the area for their families.
Joe Biden is now importing third world slums into southern Texas.”

https://thepostmillennial.com/biden-admin-banned-drones-border-crisis-texas-local-law-enforcement-helicopter?utm_campaign=64474

Biden admin banned drones from showing border crisis in Texas, so local law enforcement provides helicopter
“Melugin noted that there is a “nonstop trail of migrants” crossing into the United States, who are allowed to freely cross back and forth between the US and Mexico because “there are no border patrol agents down there. There are no immigration agents on the Mexican side.”

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Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

A compliment to blogger Dan Valenti. My view of how Dan Valenti thinks is that he works in publishing, as a community college professor, and as a new media political blogger to encourage people to be critical thinkers instead of thinking along the groupthink lines they have been indoctrinated with by religious leaders, politicians, academic elites, economists, and so on. Dan Valenti encourages free speech within reason so that all sides of an issue may be heard by the public. Per Pittsfield politics and beyond, Dan Valenti presents the good, the bad, and the ugly truths for the benefit of the proverbial Kapan$ki family who has been used as a doormat by City Hall for decades on end. Lastly, I enjoy reading the Planet Valenti blog as well as its comment section, but I do NOT agree with everything that it written, which is a good thing, of course.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

John on this post +

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
1 month ago

Wait, the Eagle is upset that the DA has a 500 a month car rental but they are not upset bout the Beacon squandering millions of dollars or Yuki getting 250K a year (and her ex the same) in Covid relief after starting a covid super spreader event? F that noise. The Eagle, suitable for a litter box.

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Inside Her
Inside Her
Reply to  Kermit Frog
1 month ago

It’s not whataboutism. Wrong Way Mc Nipples is still wrong for having the car, even if the others are doing worse.
Bellow was shut down on trying to go deeper.

LegalEagle
LegalEagle
Reply to  Inside Her
1 month ago

The whataboutism is Harrington knows nothing about the rule of law and faked racism to get elected. And she has a car!

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Kermit Frog
1 month ago

My cat goes outside if “The Parrot ” is in her box

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Kermit Frog
1 month ago

Excellent point. It seems they have a “do not touch this” list.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

On top of the botched Biden pullout from Afghanistan, the public was told that a drone strike by the Biden WH killed terrorists – when it actually killed civilians & CHILDREN!

When will those accountable for these disasters be brought to justice? Even local hay bale burners get punished!

https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2021/09/18/carlson-if-you-fire-mark-milley-for-killing-a-bunch-of-kids-unintentionally-and-then-lying-about-it-maybe-the-accountability-chain-will-start/

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

I agree with you, Mr. Fritz.

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

Those eleven were turned back by Bidens minions at the airport in Kabul and had proper papers, not like the terrorists He’s seeding across America as I type.

How many of the 85 billion in state of the art weapons are now flowing across our southern border along with 3rd world diseases?

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

“Seven out of 10 Americans feel shameful over President Joe Biden’s bungled withdrawal from Afghanistan that left behind hundreds of Americans and naturalized citizens in the hands of the Taliban.”

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/shame-70-call-afghan-withdrawal-a-national-humiliation

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

And Biden/Milley motley crue called off a strike on the bombers that killed 13 service men/women.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

War is not pretty. Shit happens. You are cherry picking this for political purposes only. You could care less about innocent Afghans children dying.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Fizzlehead
1 month ago

Don’t need to cherry pick anything about Traitor Joseph Stolen or his minions, it’s all bad for Americans.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Fizze, find a good thing , just 1 or 2 in last 8 months?

And NOT BS about killing and stranding Americans, Arming the Tlaiban , leaving weapons for terrorists, energy and food prices, thousands of Criminals invading without ANY concern to disease nor intent,…………..

Just one?

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Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Beat ya to it!

It’s Trumps fault!

ROFL!!!!!!

Last edited 1 month ago by Mad Trapper
Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Mad Trapper
29 days ago

Yeah, this will be a common theme for the next few years. Gavin Newscum politicked on beating “Trumpism.” The MSM went right along with it.

I thought Sotero was bad. Wow, Xiden makes Kamala Harris look like a church girl.

Last edited 29 days ago by Markus Aurelius
Shirleyknuts
Shirleyknuts
Reply to  Fizzlehead
29 days ago

Which wasn’t happening when we were there… so again why did we decide to destabilize Afghanistan? There must be a reason but a logical military one has not been stated

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Hey Joe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMYx3FrjKIM&t=163s

Hey Joe Where you going with that gun in your hand?
You’ll strip the right from an American
But leave it locked and loaded for the Taliban

Hey Joe Where you going with that blood on your hands?
I heard you say it, it was in the news
You’re the President, the buck stops with you

Now there ain’t no mommy and there ain’t no dad
‘Cause you wrapped them up in the American flag
13 kids, but you stopped a war And there ain’t no sense in going back for more ‘
Cause hey Joe, we did it, 81 million votes!

Hey Joe
Where you going? Why you moving so slow?
They’ll prop you up for the TV screen
But forget your job, what flavor is that ice cream?

And hey Joe
Where you going? Do you even know?
C’mon on man, not a joke
Here’s the deal, the country’s broke

You ain’t no leader and you ain’t the boss
You wander around like you’re f**cking lost
So check your watch, turn your back
Set us up for the big attack ‘
Cause hey Joe, we did it, 81 million votes!

Hey Joe
So where you going with that gun in your hand?
And hey Joe
Where you going with all that blood on your hands?

Last edited 1 month ago by Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
1 month ago

More from Traitor Joseph Stolen………I hope liberals are willing to house, feed, pay expenses….they voted for this

Invasion alert!!!

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/09/invasion-mexican-authorities-bussing-thousands-migrants-bidenville-bridge-camp-texas-border-video/

“Unbelievably, Mexican authorities have been escorting buses full of Caribbean and Central American migrants to the Texas border near the river crossing in Del Rio. 
In other words, instead of enforcing Title 42 and sending illegals back across the border, Biden is allowing Mexico to send its illegal migrants to the US. “

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

https://civildeadline.com/watch-jen-psaki-cant-explain-why-illegal-immigrants-dont-have-to-be-vaccinated/

“Biden stopped short of mandating the vaccine for illegal immigrants attempting to cross America’s border, even though about 30% of immigrants held at federal detention facilities are refusing to be vaccinated — and they have the option to refuse

Meanwhile, more than 18% of migrant families who recently crossed the border tested positive for COVID before being released by Border Patrol. Another 20% of unaccompanied minors tested positive for the virus.

Any wonder why Biden administration uses Texas as a scapegoat for failed Covid response?

Last edited 1 month ago by Mad Trapper
Shirleyknuts
Shirleyknuts
1 month ago

A little change in topic tonight. Just read Berkshire where North Adams had a debate!! I am not sure if everyone knows but there are elections coming up soon. Does anyone know where the candidates stand on any of the topics like mountain bike pump park, houseless people taxes, garbage, roads and the COVID cash? Seems very quiet like everyone is sneaking in the shadows.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

How much CA$H is Mayor Linda Tyer & Matt Kerwood sitting on right now? $20 million, $40 million, $50 million? Where will it all be spent over the next 5 years? Will the proverbial Kapanski family benefit from it?

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

Only the Dark Shadow knows where it is going and who the money will benefit.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Absolutely! The less people know about how poorly they were represented by the incumbents the better their chance of being reelected. If they knowingly lied when they took their oath of office the first time you can bet your ass they are planning to do it again. The whole process is a joke and they all know it.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Fizzlehead
1 month ago

What about Bidens oath?

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Shirleyknuts
1 month ago

Just like they did before the presidential election. Keep Biden hidden so people do not see his mental decline. Use COVID as an excuse for keeping him hidden. Very little will be discussed how just how radically far left he is, as bad as Bernie Sanders. Biden gets elected. So they have found a winning formula and the far left will milk that formula for all it’s worth and use it in all elections across the country.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
1 month ago
J2S
J2S
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

SU made the Great Danes look like poodles.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Glad your Alum team won.

How was the crowd on THE Alum? Like rest of America? FJB!

Hated Taxpayer
Hated Taxpayer
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Excellent to see. Hopefully the rebellion begins now. Like Rand Paul said they can’t arrest all of us

Everyone I know laughs at mask mandates

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

Nance Pelosi is involved in power managing the last two Commanders-in-Chief. She demanded that General Milley step over the authority of President Trump and deal with China himself to give them a heads up if any attack was coming their way. Then she recently suggested taking the nuclear codes from President Biden because of his being so feeble minded, but it’s still not constitutional. Nance and her far left friends knew what they were getting with Biden when they supported his election. Lots of power tripping from Nance Pelosi and she is overstepping her authority.

Shirleyknuts
Shirleyknuts
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

The DON never sleeps

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

General Milley should be given the Medal of Freedom. I take that back. Trump gave that to Rush Limbaugh so there is no real honor attached to it anymore. But whatever medals they are giving to real heros and patriots should be enlarged and given to General Milley with a parade and full military gun salutes and Blue angel flyovers. I love this guy.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Fizzlehead
1 month ago

Millie and Pelousey should be tree ornaments.

Dynamic Vibrator
Dynamic Vibrator
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Yeah, on a banana tree

Dynamic Vibrator
Dynamic Vibrator
Reply to  Fizzlehead
1 month ago

China thought it was General Tso.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Dynamic Vibrator
29 days ago

I like General Tso’s Chicken.

Shirleyknuts
Shirleyknuts
Reply to  Fizzlehead
29 days ago

What is China’s greatest medal…the Mao?

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
1 month ago

Off topic While driving on Tyler Street onto Dalton Avenue through the newly created Tyerville maze a question came to me. Has anyone in their travels ever encountered a roundabout built on a hill, or is this a new invention for Tyerville? Just imagine what it will be like during a Northeaster or ice storm. Seems to me just another Tyer and Morales screw up to join the NON bike lane debacle. Another project with very little input allowed by taxpayers. Very strange, yet that is the new norm for Tyerville.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Did mASS DOT sign off on that one?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
29 days ago

I doubt it……..

Pointstoponder
Pointstoponder
Reply to  danvalenti
29 days ago

If you live in a nearby house and keep your camera trained on that intersection you are going to get some great footage. The road rage alone should become classic but because Pittsfield sorely lacks traffic enforcement and everyone in Pittsfield now really believes they can drive as they please, I can see multi car piles ups during heavy traffic times a regular thing. And when they do the heavy traffic on this main thoroughfare will back up quickly and for miles.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Merry & Bright
1 month ago

They actually did that?

Have not went through the SHITTSHOLE in a while.

They should reroute the state roads around it (whole place), so they can cut funding, and change the signs to “Entering Hell”. High Plains Drifter style…….

Last edited 1 month ago by Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Latest on the jab.

“It’s now official. The largest public health threat as of right now is “fully vaccinated” people, whom the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now warns are super-spreaders polluting society with coronavirus “variants.”https://uafreport.com/tdlittlepage/fully-vaxxed-people-are-spreading-covid-variants-with-high-viral-loads/

https://uafreport.com/tdlittlepage/fully-vaxxed-people-are-spreading-covid-variants-with-high-viral-loads/

This could explain a lot of posts here……

A new report has determined the Pfizer vaccine may cause Alzheimer’s and other conditions

ABSTRACT

Development of new vaccine technology has been plagued with problems in the past. The current RNA based SARS-CoV-2 vaccines were approved in the US using an emergency order without extensive long term safety testing. In this paper the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was evaluated for the potential to induce prion-based disease in vaccine recipients. The RNA sequence of the vaccine as well as the spike protein target interaction were analyzed for the potential to convert intracellular RNA binding proteins TAR DNA binding protein (TDP-43) and Fused in Sarcoma (FUS) into their pathologic prion conformations. The results indicate that the vaccine RNA has specific sequences that may induce TDP-43 and FUS to fold into their pathologic prion confirmations.

https://scivisionpub.com/pdfs/covid19-rna-based-vaccines-and-the-risk-of-prion-disease-1503.pdf

Last edited 1 month ago by Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

If 70% have the jab, 10-15 years we may have a nation of “Bidens”; where is Jill? the border collie? What you say? Where/who am I?…………

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
29 days ago

The jabbed military?

Um? What? Where? when? How? Who? There? That? He? Me? Her? …………

gotcha22
gotcha22
1 month ago

The car story in the Eagle is stupid. Andrea Harrington refuses to speak to the Berkshire Eagle. Do a story on her lack of acountability and transparency. Get your information elsewhere. Tell the public what they are entitled to know.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  gotcha22
1 month ago

You won’t get news, from a “Left Winged Parrot”, just ask Rutberg…….

J2S
J2S
Reply to  gotcha22
1 month ago

“Misleading and lying takes but a second, but investigations of the lies and misleading takes a long time purposefully.”
Money and people in power slows the investigations.and those who roadblock are hardly ever identified.
Of course the Media directs, and profits FROM the never ending
sideshow business and it is getting boring !
The sideshows, diverts both attention, and eventually interest in uncovering truth.
The side shows, prevent Taxpayers from getting a truthful transparency response .
WE must IGNORE the sideshows, and intrigues.
Citizens needs must be met, and only WE can achieve this by demanding it.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

projectveritas.com

blowing the 11/2020 selection out of the water Monday 9/20/21 stay tuned…….

Mean Notgerie
Mean Notgerie
Reply to  Mad Trapper
29 days ago

Dan and friends. Remember Colombo, th tv detective. Well, Colombo (Peter Falk) drove his own vehicle to every crime secede. On his own dime.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  J2S
1 month ago

Lying, cheating, hurting, …..that’s all you seem to do…..

-Zep and D-Rats

Shirleyknuts
Shirleyknuts
Reply to  gotcha22
29 days ago

Still waiting for the Hate Rag to do a story on the findings of the forensic audit that some of the councilors felt was a good idea

The school committee
The school committee
1 month ago

250 SHOWED for the domestic terrorist fairness protest….LOL

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  The school committee
29 days ago

Only fools like you made a big deal about it TSC. Remind me again, how many from 1/6/2021, have been charged with Insurrection, Treason, Attempt to Overthrow Govt? …..LOL

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
29 days ago

Explain what you saw on 1/6/2021 after the planned Trump speech when he sent them down to the Capital to take back their country.

Shirleyknuts
Shirleyknuts
Reply to  The school committee
29 days ago

Was that counting the police? How many were arrested and how many were Democrats counter protesting and will they be arrested like the Antifa lad who started the ruckus on 1/6?

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

The false flag by FBI event?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
29 days ago

La Palma volcano erupting.

If the landsilde into the ocean happens it will clean the east coast cities of liberals.

Village Knight
Village Knight
25 days ago

Bicycle lines on North Street are disgusting violation of Federal and State traffic Rules.
It is also severe violation of City Administration fiduciary duty to tax-payers/residents to do what is the best for majority–not tiny drop in the bucket bicycle fans.
Indeed, less than 1% of Pittsfield residents use bicycles. We are not China or Denmark.
I have a Commercial driver license Class A.
City eliminated 2 lines traffic; replaced it by just 1 line for cars –left line and 1 line for bicycles–right line. So, currently cars running in left line on North Street make a right turn from LEFT line–which is PROHIBITED by Fed and Mass State traffic Laws.
Moreover, commercial cars delivering stuff still parked in right line–blocking bicycles since NOTHING else they can do, making bicycles overrunning into right line where cars run. Parking also crosses bike lines–all unsafe and illegal.
But City can’t ban commercial deliveries into Downtown or parking –complete mess done
under School Secretary Linda M. Tyer.