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CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY FROM SANTA MANCHIN

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

ED NOTE: On Friday The Weekend Edition announces this year’s winner(s) of the Coveted Orbit Award (COA). Sources tell us the decision has been reached. Stay tuned.

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(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY DEC. 22, 2021) — What do you get for a country that has everything, including a pandemic? THE PLANET has the answer. You give America West Virginia Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin.

Santa-Joe just saved the Kapanskis from an economic Inquisition. He did it by announcing that he wouldn’t support his party’s Build Back Better plan.

Okay, so it’s not Burl Ives with a “Holly, Jolly, Christmas,” but in a pandemic, this is what passes for “good cheer.”

The BBB needed some truth in advertising, and Manchin would have made Larry Tate and Don Draper proud for revealing it as TDW: Tear Down Worse.

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Manchin borrowed Clark Kent’s X-Ray vision and saw deeply into the proposal, pegged at $3.5 trillion with an actual cost of between $5.5 and 7 trillion (Congressional Budget Office). And just how did Democrats plan to pay for all the new social-services spending?

They didn’t.

Manchin and nearly everyone who argued against the bill realized this. The bill’s supporters shared three avenues of payment:

  • Huge tax hikes
  • Flooding the economy with more printed dollars
  • Accounting tricks and gimmicks — the kind that has been turned into an art by government at all levels (see “P” for “Pittsfield, Mass.”).
  • THE PLANET can’t go through all the bad medicine in the 2,465-page, 444,311-word spending plan, but we can give you a taste. All good cooks and  moms know that to judge if the soup is ready, all you need is a sip. Here’s your sip of the BBB:
  • It would greatly increased the child tax credit.
  • $285 billion tax cut for the rich (you read that right).
  • Government-subsidized child care.
  • Paid-leave provisions required of private employers.
  • Government pre-school.
  • Government monitoring of every bank account worth $600 or more.
  • The dreaded “equity” provisions to create a more “inclusive, diversive” America. Read as “a more exclusive, homogenous” club of minorities. Equity provisions are for the “underserved.” Right. Look at that word. “Served.” It says that taxpayers are the “servants” of a class of people that include bums, “houseless,” addicts, drug dealers, criminals, illegal immigrants and other salts of the earth.
  • $25 million for “anti-bias and anti-discrimination training.” Teaches that everyone must hate white men who don’t use beard wax.
  • $1 billion for “electrical vehicle equity.” Putting in electric fuel stations in slums and neighborhoods with high rates of poverty, murder, and drugs.
  • $12 billion for something called “climate justice.” Don’t ask.
  • Massive grants to “disadvantaged communities.”

And remember, folks. This is the scaled-down version the Dems presented after trying for double the amount. Fortunately, there were enough clear heads to sniff out the strategy. It’s an old one: Ask for way more than you truly want then end up what you’re willing to take. Fortunately, because of patriots like Joe Manchin, even the “scaled-down” version didn’t fly.

For the time being, We the People have stalled this latest attempt to overthrow America.

“My Democratic colleagues in Washington are determined to dramatically reshape our society in a way that leaves our country even more vulnerable to the threats we face,” Manchin said. “I cannot take that risk.”

Neither can America, that is, Mary Jane and Joe Kapanski. They still define America.

For the moment.

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“It’s not who or how many vote. It’s who will count the votes”Joseph Stalin (1946) and Joseph Biden (2021).

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

It takes kahunas to stand up to the mob.
Thank you Manchin and the Republicans who voted down this monstrosity.

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

Mr. Fritz, I do NOT agree with the Utopian Green New Deal HOT AIR and Biden’s unfunded multitrillion-dollar Social Services Democratic bill, nor do I agree with Trump’s MAGA White Nationalist political movement. What do I want instead of Utopian Socialism or alt right (Nazi) MAGA Trumpism? I want the government to start investing in the people again like it did over 50 years ago so the USA can rebuild its post-WW2 Middle Class that was an economic model for the world in the 1950s and 1960s. It is NOT rocket science! The government should fund well performing public schools and skilled job training programs, affordable housing and healthcare insurance, promote businesses that pay employees a living wage, have financial policies and programs that support family financial security, have solvent Social Insurance programs and public-option retirement plans for all workers, and begin to use its public funds to help the people in the most need of government assistance. In 2021 going into 2022, our country is very economically unequal. It should not be that way. I wish everyone in our society had an equal opportunity to live a rewarding life for themselves and their family. Instead, only the financial, corporate and ruling elites are succeeding, while the rest of us can only dream of having it so good in our lives. I wish all of the corrupt career politicians would stop with their Utopian propaganda hot air and start representing the people and taxpayers who voted for them to spend decades in elected public office! I know it is just a wish.

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

And I do NOT agree with your viewpoints.
The role of government is to protect its citizens, not to provide for their every need.
Working hard results in a rewarding life. There are jobs galore for anyone looking for employment. Government assistance programs should be cut WAY back.
I want the government to stay out of my life as much as possible!
And by the way, the Democratic party is rooted in the KKK.

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

I like it that you disagree with my viewpoints, Mr. Fritz, because we live in a free country. There are holes in your argument about the role of government in our society. First, the government redistributes most of our income to the super wealthy; think of it as a rectangle where the Federal Reserve prints money for the Swamp to spend and send to Wall Street to invest and then send it to foreign banks, which means that the American People never see any real gains in their income for the past 50 years and counting. Second, post-industrial America has large swaths of our country called the Rust Belt – see post-GE Pittsfield Massachusetts – where there are little to no living wage jobs for the average working-class family. Third, the ruling elites all have it made as long as they play ball and do the bidding of Wall Street, K Street, big business and big government. Fourth, during the financial crisis in 2008 and 2009, the U.S. Government used the American People as an insurance policy that Uncle Sam cashed-in in order to bailout Wall Street with trillions of federal dollars and also bailout foreign banks in Europe and Asia that do business on Wall Street with hundreds of billions of federal dollars – the U.S. national debt is now over $29 trillion with its Wall Street-based political system and military industrial complex. Fifth, it would be EVIL to purposefully allow a person and/or family to be homeless, hungry, unsafe and insecure due to the imperfect economic system we pretend to call Capitalism. Don’t you have any HUMANITY, Mr. Fritz? Or are you like Scrooge and believe is Social Darwinism whereby the marginalized people in our society should die off because they are too powerless and poor to survive? The government doesn’t represent the people anymore, Mr. Fritz! Capitalism has become Class Warfare whereby the financial, corporate and ruling elites always win no matter what happens in our economic and financial system, while the rest of us either tread water and are fortunate to save a few “inflated Biden Bucks” or we fall into our country’s ever growing larger underclass.
Jonathan Alan Melle

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

Maybe you could give some of your government wealth to some that are even less fortunate than yourself? Wealth can be measured in many ways.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

Here’s a radical thought, why not take control of your own life instead of waiting for the government to do it for you. I know, white supremacist talk.

SallySays
SallySays
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

If the government cut your benefits to zero dollars sir, would you get a job to keep a roof over your head, and not starve to death?

Or would you choose to die?

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

I was asked what I would do if I lost my VA earned benefits; would I, Jon Melle, get a job to keep a roof over my head, and not starve to death, or would I, Jon Melle, choose to die?

My sarcastic answer is that I would change my name to Federal Reserve Swamp K Street Wall Street Foreign Banks Money/Power-grubber!

Sarcastic Quote: “Wall Street and the Big Banks are ruining this country! So I am endorsing the candidate [Joe Biden] who received the most money from Wall Street and the Big Banks in 2020.” – Sarcastically attributed to U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren who also didn’t say “If there is no bread, let them eat cake”.

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
30 days ago

Did my fellow native say this from her $3 million Cambridge bungalow? Did she tell us where she was when she caught COVID-19 so we know everyone who interacted with her quarantined themselves instead of becoming superspreaders?

SallySays
SallySays
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
30 days ago

If you can wipe your ass, you can work. And that’s the bottom line, pun intended.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
30 days ago

Cults can not understand what you are saying Jonathan.They have listened to Rush Limaugh and Sean Hannity for 30 years.The brainwash began in drive time radio as it made white angry men blame people for their problems and not shit wage companies..Labor is in charge now and the fight is to destroy the democrats to destroy labors power.Now after 40 years of conservative white anger they hate the very thing they worked for .Poverty is slave labor..Good wages make for great Capitalism

J2S
J2S
Reply to  The school committee
30 days ago

Left-liberals become furious at people who refuse to stay in their assigned boxes and play their assigned roles.

JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
1 month ago

Thanks Joe

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
1 month ago

Yes thankfully this terrible bill was not passed. If anyone cares to look healthcare in the country was become much worse since Obamacare. Wherever the government gets involved to run something it does poorly so I don’t know why people keep barking up that tree. Let’s drain the swamp and get back to competition. Mr. Machin is looking very Presidential I think I am going to do some research on this guy. I have also read there are many Demin Congress that are jumping ship because they don’t like what is going on. I think is going to be a very turbulent one, just wish someone could defeat Chinese choo choo Neal!

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

It’s unbelievable that one man is holding off this bill that will change America into a banana republic and hand over all the power to China. That’s how invested our government has become with China. China represents lots of money to the wealthy elites and Communism benefits the wealthy. Everyone else depends on the government for a BASIC living, but the elites lives like kings and queens. They will try again with this bill because the globalists are fooling so many people into thinking that equality means communism. It’s a big lie. The wealthy just have to buy electric vehicles and they are off the hook for any high taxation. It’s a scam and Manchin is right that there are so many tricks in the Build Back Better bill.

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

If the fascist radical right keeps going down this road we will look more like Russia as the entire party of Trump has all visited Putin for tips.Attack media and tell people they lie.Attack education and tell people they are communist,attack unions so their power to unite people never gets respect and attack voting rights to cheat or throw away all minority right to get their vote counted

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
1 month ago

Dan, you are misinformed because Sleepy Joe said yesterday this bill will lower costs across the board, lower inflation, and it won’t cost families a plug nickel. It’s like a big Christmas present that you and the rest of the people don’t appreciate. If only they had the votes.

Wiloughby
Wiloughby
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
1 month ago

Getting out of Afghanistan had to save a coupla bucks

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

200 billion every year

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
Reply to  Wiloughby
30 days ago

There are still Americans left behind

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Nothing Dan, twas being rhetorical. But AOC and her ilk would beg to disagree.

The school committee
The school committee
1 month ago

I always get a kick out of small thinking.FOX host Jess Watters has a scripted call to conservatives to attack Dr. Fauci and go at him with a set of facts so the they can execute a kill shot on him.The war is on going as FOX viewers continue to be serenaded with violene to save our country.It is covert messaging that is well understood in Russian propaganda.The radicals are being made to think they are doing this to save America. Most accepting of FOX are not intellectually curious men.Fox makes them angry and Trump says only he can fix the thing FOX has made them fear which obviously is minorities gaining power through voting.That reality is what the lie is about.They have taken advantage of your patriotism and your prepared new thinking.Billionaires are in complete control of the poison conservative movement….Get educated…get woke…you are a player in the conspiracy not to trust your America.They own your fear and your hatred of your fellow Americans.Watters should be charged with pre meditated plan to kill Fauci…..Rittenhouse got the call and he is being celebrated by evil and this kid in so many ways was victimized into his killings.Wake the F up as ignorance is abundant under the Trump/Putin agenda.Bannon has sworn to tear America down and destroy its institutions. Do you people really want what they want you to do?….

Boom?
Boom?
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

You are a total buffoonatic

Hoyt Clagwell
Hoyt Clagwell
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

Can you explain in English what Waters said that th you’re t as king issue with. Maybe you should post before you start drinking.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Hoyt Clagwell
30 days ago

I try to speak CULT but fail.I do not hear his whisper the way you do.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

Jesse Watters has the IQ of a dish rag and no one else on earth would hire him for any job. Putin owns his brain and Fox news lets him use it.

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  Fizzlehead
1 month ago

You sound jealous. Personally, I am in love with Dr. Nicole Saphier, who sat next to Jessie on The 5 yesterday.

Rule 5
Rule 5
Reply to  Fizzlehead
1 month ago

TSC called me from his bathtub and made obscene bubbles

Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  Fizzlehead
1 month ago

Anyone who speaks out against you champagne socialists is controlled by Russia.

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

Anger looks great on a fascist

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Fizzlehead
30 days ago

100% True…

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Fizzlehead
30 days ago

FOX is Mr Rogers TV for the angry white voters.They teach what the smalls need to hear.

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
Reply to  The school committee
29 days ago

Why so racist and hateful

Jack
Jack
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

Why don’t you watch The Trial of Kyle on Fox Nation? Or is it that you can’t handle the truth?

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Jack
30 days ago

Rittenhouse is a victim of Radical Republicans

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
Reply to  The school committee
29 days ago

You have become what you state

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
1 month ago

I will gladly mail Joe Manchin a Christmas card. The Build Back Bankrupt (BBB) bill was an absolute monstrosity. This was going to cripple the middle class, and enrich the Xiden’s, Obama’s, Clinton’s, Bush’s, and the dregs of society.

A couple of three things about this bill:

(1) China and Russia spend their money on their military and defense. Not climate change. So, while America weakens it’s military to make a few do-gooders feel good about their electric cars and so Barry Obama and his ilk can fly their private jets around the world, China and Russia will spend on their military.

(2) Besides Democrats, with the rising cost of inflation, gas prices, supply chain issues, crisis at the southern border, poor Afghanistan exit leaving Americans behind, not having an “answer” to the virus as China Joe Xiden told us he did in the summer of 2020, who else is worried about child care and universal pre-K? I know I’m not.

(3) A fact MSM won’t share, West Virginia, the state Joe Manchin represents, has universal pre-K for kids, that is NOT GOVERNMENT funded/controlled. If a poor state like WV can have universal pre-K, why don’t liberal bastions like CA, NY, or even MA, not have this program?

A quick little fact, a friend of mine is an RN at a major city hospital here in the US. She told me she took care of an unemployed, not married, early 30’s year-old woman. She was there having her 11th child. The women told my RN friend happily, that of the 11 kids, they have 7 different fathers.

Under Build Back Bankrupt, that woman would receive $300 per month, per kid. By my math, that woman would get paid over $3000 a month of tax feee money, not including other welfare benefits (SNAP, WIC, affordable housing, etc), to have children, and do nothing else.

I didn’t go to school, the military, and work all my life, to just give my tax money away for BS like that.

Thank you Joe Manchin.

Peautnistic
Peautnistic
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
1 month ago

B L A B,. Biden’s Leave America Behind.

Sean Sullivan
Sean Sullivan
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
1 month ago

Knowing how people tend to die when they go against this Democratic Party, I would say that Joe should hire a food tester, however the Governor of WV is a Republican so that is good life insurance for him.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Sean Sullivan
1 month ago

Seriously? Jesse Watters just put out a hit call on Dr Fauci. Every redneck with a red hat will be gunning for him now.

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  Fizzlehead
1 month ago

You lie. He was speaking rheorically, and telling his young audience to “ambush”Kind Fauci by catching him off guard with a covid question, which was rhetorically referred to as a “kill shot” . There is not one iota of criminality in what he said. Of course, the liberal left is apoplectic over it.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Johnny99
1 month ago

Exactly! Unlike Mad Max who said, When you see them out confront (Kick some ass) to her constituents.

Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  Johnny99
30 days ago

When Fauci got the jab hot air could be heard hissing out for 20 minutes.

Last edited 30 days ago by Agent 86
The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Johnny99
30 days ago

Hello,wake up…it was a phrase to send two messages.The cover message was to say attack Fauci on his science and the other was to trigger a Rittenhouse….Watters knew exactly what he did.He should be arrested and charged.

Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  Fizzlehead
1 month ago

He should stay away from the capitol police and Alec Baldwin

Ann I
Ann I
Reply to  Agent 86
30 days ago

So no city councilor supported Mrs. Gilardis petition at council meeting? Wow.Bunch of phony’s.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Ann I
30 days ago

If the mayor tells them not to support something they are not going to risk pissing her off, irregardless of their personal opinions on something. (OR what their constituents may wish)
The ducks are in a row and will probably stay in that straight line for the duration. History is good indicator.

Hated Taxpayer
Hated Taxpayer
Reply to  Fizzlehead
30 days ago

Is that bad ?

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

Trump was right to get us out of this communist-China controlled atheist group.
”Omicron” is the mildest variant yet. Dementia Joe is so concerned about the variant that he’s left the southern border open. Data out of South Africa shows vaccinated have mild symptoms while unvaccinated did not show symptoms at all.

Have a Merry Christmas and celebrate Christ’s birth!

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/12/22/w-h-o-says-cancel-christmas-now-or-grieve-later/

Ann I
Ann I
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
30 days ago

Screw the downtown businesses I love ricky’s rumpus pattern. It’s like walking down the wizard of Oz road.

JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
Reply to  Ann I
30 days ago

Wow. Light bulb moment here. Paint north street yellow, shutdown all cars, call It The Yellow Bike Road, make it a tourist draw.

C Andersvaag
C Andersvaag
Reply to  JoeKapanski
30 days ago

Or your in alley….not unlike urine.

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
30 days ago

I’m not sure if anyone saw what the secret squadron came up with to spend the Biden cash? Really no surprises because y’all knew whose hands were getting the grease. Just a thought, how much money has been poured into the Westside in the last 40 years compared to the rest of the city? This includes federal funds as well. Amazing what a money sinkhole that place is

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
Reply to  danvalenti
30 days ago

Hate rag just had an article on it

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Shirleyknutz
30 days ago

I don’t doubt for one second that there are some very good people living on the Westside. Sadly though, the West Side and Morningside is dumping ground for habitual transients/transplants. Hopeless cases have set up homeless encampments on Pleasant Street, under the Mill Street bridge, squatting in a burnt out building on vibrant and dynamic NONorth, sullying taxpayer funded parks, Springside and others, and panhandling on every corner/intersection. Since the installation of that round-a-bout f-up on Nothing on Tyler, to avoid that shitshow I’ve chosen a different route which has thrust me into yet another very neglected and depressing seamy underbelly money PIT shithole of Pittsfield. I quickly realized that I’m risking my life which ever route I choose to travel through Pittsfield.

Auto Phil
Auto Phil
30 days ago

I think it’s time for a State of the Pandemic article.

The gaslighting from the government and media has reach epic levels.

Dan, please do the honors.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Auto Phil
30 days ago

https://www.berkshirehealthsystems.org/coronaviru

Start with this Mr Phil…hope it is not too complicated fer ya

Joetaxpayer
Joetaxpayer
Reply to  Fizzlehead
30 days ago

Nice fear porn. Love the radio stations Covid-19 jingle. Did Barry Manilo write that ditty.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Joetaxpayer
30 days ago

You are probably the guy who knocked down the old lady with a cane to get ahead of her in the booster shot line. Almost ALL of the loudest anti-vaxxers got their shots first chance they got. Trumps were first in line.

JoeFriday
JoeFriday
Reply to  Fizzlehead
30 days ago

Here are some facts for you pal. Trump is not anti vaxxer, encourages people to get it and in fact, his administration is responsible for the vaccines being developed so quickly, vaccines that Sleepy Joe and Kamela said not to trust.

Joetaxpayer
Joetaxpayer
Reply to  Fizzlehead
30 days ago

You a funny fizz. Never got jab, got Covid instead. Best gift my kid ever gave me. Better immunity, with no side effects. Do some research, you won’t sound so crazy. PS new variant, much weaker than the Delta, don’t even get a fever. Jab away my friend, your 4th booster is coming this spring. If I was old and fat like Trump, I would get jabbed too.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
30 days ago

Antigonish [I met a man who wasn’t there] – Hughes Mearns

Yesterday, upon the stair,
I met a man who wasn’t there
He wasn’t there again today
I wish, I wish he’d go away…

When I came home last night at three
The man was waiting there for me
But when I looked around the hall
I couldn’t see him there at all!
Go away, go away, don’t you come back any more!
Go away, go away, and please don’t slam the door…(slam!)

Last night I saw upon the stair
A little man who wasn’t there
He wasn’t there again today
Oh, how I wish he’d go away…

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  The City I Hate
30 days ago

I feel that way about Marchetti

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
30 days ago

The proverbial little guy lost once again in Pittsfield politics!

Pittsfield Parks Commission OKs Bicycle Skills Track
Pittsfield Parks Commission OKs Bicycle Skills Track / iBerkshires.com – The Berkshires online guide to events, news and Berkshire County community information.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
30 days ago

Party girl Puki goes out with a bang. Well, the year isn’t over with yet.

iBerkshires – December 21,2021 Officers, Methuselah Staff Commended for Handling Impaired Patron

a female patron arrives at the North Street METH BAR sober as a cop, orders a drink, goes into the ladies room at the METH BAR, and comes out all fucked up… she was fine when she went into the ladies room at the METH BAR…. but after coming out of the ladies room, the sober as a cop female patron didn’t know her own name, didn’t know where she was, and didn’t know where she lived……

Well, most certainly Puki deserves an award for this.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  danvalenti
30 days ago

You know there is footage on somebody’s cell…

Maskless Petes
Maskless Petes
Reply to  The City I Hate
30 days ago

Next violation kick her ass out of the bar business. It will happen”

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Maskless Petes
30 days ago

She has connections. Obviously. Her and Donald Trump are two of the people who could shoot someone in broad daylight and not get arrested.

Goslow
Goslow
Reply to  Fizzlehead
30 days ago

Capitol police thugs are good at that. They have permission from dementia Nancy and dementia joe.

School Daze
School Daze
Reply to  The City I Hate
30 days ago

She just got a bad ice cube.

North Street Nomad
North Street Nomad
Reply to  School Daze
30 days ago

That’s why Linda wants to spend all that money at the Ashley plant.

Be That As It May
Be That As It May
Reply to  The City I Hate
30 days ago

Squeaky will still have her campaign events here.

North Street Nomad
North Street Nomad
Reply to  The City I Hate
30 days ago

The woman was so drunk when she walked across the floor she won the dance contest

Maskless Petes
Maskless Petes
Reply to  North Street Nomad
30 days ago

What was she doing in the men’s room

North Street Nomad
North Street Nomad
Reply to  Maskless Petes
30 days ago

Dancing with Bob and Neal.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  The City I Hate
30 days ago

and of course the mayors PR machine went into overdrive and turned the sad event 180 degrees into an award event. Prolly do a proclamation suggesting heroic contributions from concerned dedicated and dynamic bar folk turned medics

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Fizzlehead
30 days ago

A sober woman walks into a bar and sits down with a cop, I’m sure there’s a joke here. Shortly later, the same woman is in need of medical emergency attention and taken to hospital. The impaired female was sitting with a cop just before the very rapid onset of her mysterious medical emergency in which she couldn’t stand up, didn’t know where she was, didn’t know her own name, couldn’t unlock her own cell phone, and didn’t know where she lived. And I’ll bet she didn’t remember anything the next day either. The cop, the impaired female was sitting just before the onset of her rapid mysterious medical emergency, along with his fellow officer made the decision not to test the “so inebriated” “extremely intoxicated” blood alcohol level of the cop’s female drinking companion. Thank Allah for HIPAA Privacy.

In October 2019 the Pittsfield Police decided to start a Police Officer of the Month Award to boost morale. I believe that was a one and done event as they ran out of deserving officers in the first and only month of this phony award.

gotcha22
gotcha22
Reply to  The City I Hate
30 days ago

Commended for doing what you’re supposed to do? Everyone gets a trophy! This crap is making a joke out of our country.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  gotcha22
30 days ago

And just as funny, is the announcement that the alcohol license board has approved a liquor license transfer to the all f-up video star seen screaming METH at another one of Party girl Puki’s many violation events. That star performance along with other award winning entertainment, e.g., Bar Top Twerking, resulted in a previous engraved invitation to Puki to attend the coveted hearing awards ceremony before the license board.

1, 2, 3, floor.
1, 2, 3, floor.
30 days ago

Had she had vodka before? Did she have a stroke or what’s the follow-up?

Last edited 30 days ago by 1, 2, 3, floor.
Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  1, 2, 3, floor.
30 days ago

The docket was sealed as soon as the awards were given Move on please. Nothing more to see.

LegalEagle
LegalEagle
30 days ago

All I want for Christmas is for a Berkshire journalist to be a journalist and make a public records request to the DA’s office for alll the charges filed in district court during 2018-2021 that resulted in a dismissal.

Newsbreak
Newsbreak
Reply to  LegalEagle
30 days ago

While you’re at it, ask for a list of lawyers and their experience level now vs. pre-Wrong Way and I think you will have your cause and effect.

We The People
We The People
Reply to  LegalEagle
30 days ago

Any person can file a request for records.

Newsbreak
Newsbreak
Reply to  We The People
30 days ago

It make just take a Citizen Journalist.

Joetaxpayer
Joetaxpayer
Reply to  LegalEagle
30 days ago

Sorry journalism has gone the way of the rotary phone. Had a good run, RIP.

Joetaxpayer
Joetaxpayer
Reply to  Joetaxpayer
30 days ago

Sorry Dan. Excluding independent Journalists. They are the few and only ones trying to report the facts and both sides of a issue. Long live the Planet!

Wiloughby
Wiloughby
Reply to  Joetaxpayer
30 days ago

The Berkshire Eagle was going to do it but they are going to be busy that day.

gotcha22
gotcha22
Reply to  Wiloughby
29 days ago

Yes, covering feel good stories because that’s what readers surveyed want.Given fentanyl is the number one killer of 18-45 year olds and Berkshire County overdoses are up 44% they should be covering it and the lack of response here daily.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
30 days ago

China Brandon Xiden is sounding the alarm on the latest omicron variant of COVID.

Wear your mask, stay home, mail in votes, shutting everything down. You know it’s only a matter of time. Especially with midterm elections down the road.

I did a little research on the “omicron variant.” Let’s take a look at the symptoms:

Runny nose
Headache
Fever
Sneezing
Sore throat

When I was growing up, my mom used to tell me, “You’ll be fine, you just have a cold,” with those symptoms. No face diapers, no lockdowns, maybe (if I was lucky) I got to miss a few days of school.

Enough-time to move on from this. Much like the “race card,” liberals love to toss out if you disagree with them, this too is getting worn thin.

Speaking of using the race card, did you see Kamala is now saying if she were a white man, the media would be much easier on her and her approval ratings would be higher……

What a joke, Kam, if you were a white male, you wouldn’t have even sniffed the VP Office. Your only there because you checked two boxes.

Joetaxpayer
Joetaxpayer
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
30 days ago

Bumbles is not the only one spreading the porn fear. BHS is lock step with him. There’s money to be made. Plus local radio and media spreading it thick. Some sheepeople are so scared there wear masks driving by themselves. Sad.

Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  Joetaxpayer
29 days ago

TSC always wears a mask and most days a cup.

Wiloughby
Wiloughby
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
30 days ago

In America this past Tuesday over 2000 people died from Covid. Yesterday over 1600 died from Covid, 36 of them in Massachusetts. Just because you are still here mouthing off does not mean it is not real.
And you can look this up, preferably on a legitimate site. YOU probably won’t, but I hope others will so they don’t fall for the same ignorance you have.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Wiloughby
30 days ago

2000 people died of COVID Tuesday. 1600 more yesterday. Ok, I hate to break to you Willoughby, but people die. It’s a fact of life.

How many died in America from fentanyl OD’s over those days? How many died from fatal traffic accidents over those days? How many committed suicide over those days?

You see where I’m going with this Willoughby? People die.

Another quick lesson for you Willoughby. Are you aware a virus weakens as it mutates? If it didn’t, it’d kill off the host and subsequently itself. Viruses have been on earth long before humans.

I guess the moral of the story, if you want to leave in fear, cool, I have no issue with it. But I’m not playing ball anymore. It’s winter time people get sick. Much like dying, people tend to get sick in the colder weather.

It’s why the human Rolodex, Jimmy Rob-u-too-Berto, lives in FL during the winter months.

Wiloughby
Wiloughby
Reply to  danvalenti
30 days ago

I don’t give a rats ass if MARK gets a shot. It just bothers me that he would be discouraging others from getting it.
By the way our Republican governor just the risk in Mass. to SEVERE. That is the highest it goes.

Joetaxpayer
Joetaxpayer
Reply to  Wiloughby
29 days ago

So what. Live your life. Government is usually on the wrong side of everything. Follow the money.

Wiloughby
Wiloughby
Reply to  Joetaxpayer
29 days ago

Betcha by mid January you will have changed your tune. Some people gotta be hit over the head.

Joetaxpayer
Joetaxpayer
Reply to  Wiloughby
30 days ago

Many have died with Covid. Not as many from Covid. Almost at the 20,000 mark from dying from the jab, plus Hundreds of thousands with severe adverse effects from the jab. Please pay attention.

Joetaxpayer
Joetaxpayer
Reply to  Wiloughby
29 days ago

So

Joetaxpayer
Joetaxpayer
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
29 days ago

Did you say runny nose! Terrible. Just terrible.

Chuck Garivaltis
Chuck Garivaltis
30 days ago

Dan,

Hasn’t been my best year healthwise but heading into 2022 things look positive. I very much enjoy daily reading of Planet Valenti and look forward to the astute and often humorous comments from the daily guests. I wish all a happy holiday season and a healthy new year.

To you and yours, Dan, I wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Chuck Garivaltis

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Chuck Garivaltis
30 days ago

Merry Christmas, and a happy and healthy new year to you sir.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  Chuck Garivaltis
30 days ago

Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year Chuck to you and your family.

Joetaxpayer
Joetaxpayer
Reply to  Chuck Garivaltis
30 days ago

Chuck, hope your 2022 brings you health and happiness. You always have been a class act. Our city government misses your knowledge. Merry Christmas.

Joetaxpayer
Joetaxpayer
Reply to  Joetaxpayer
30 days ago

PS. I wish I got to see you play ball!

Joetaxpayer
Joetaxpayer
Reply to  danvalenti
29 days ago

Thank you Dan. I truly wasn’t aware of all of Mr. Garivaltis’s accomplishments. Just thought he was a smart caring person.

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  Chuck Garivaltis
30 days ago

Best wishes for a happy and healthy new year Sir.

laughingstock
laughingstock
30 days ago

It’s almost worth subscribing to read this scathing indictment of Andrea Harrington’s fellow minister of justice warrior.

WALL STREET JOURNAL

A Larry Krasner Christmas
By The Editorial Board Follow

Dec. 22, 2021 6:49 pm ET

On the unseasonably warm night of Dec. 10, a groom stepped outside of his wedding reception for a breath of fresh air. Two men saw him. One drew a handgun, and they demanded the groom’s Rolex watch. The robbery occurred downtown a short stroll away from the Liberty Bell.
Welcome to the holiday season in Larry Krasner’s Philadelphia. Days before the groom’s ambush, the progressive district attorney claimed that “we don’t have a crisis of lawlessness, we don’t have a crisis of crime, we don’t have a crisis of violence.” The remarks infuriated Philadelphia residents, who are the victims of the crime he said doesn’t exist.
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Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
30 days ago

Hello blogger Dan Valenti, and fellow blog readers,

The Lovely Linda is allegedly: (a) hiring new Pittsfield Public School staff at hourly rates below the current (Massachusetts) state minimum wage of ($13.50/hour), (b) giving her city administration raises of 9-12 percent while (falsely) telling the Pittsfield public school staff that none the district’s $29.9 Million in federal and state aid can be used to adjust and increase our salaries, and (c) refusing to acknowledge how much the Pittsfield Public School staffs’ families are suffering because they cannot see it from the neighborhoods where they live! (The Lovely Linda lives in a mansion in a millionaires-only gated community within a few feet of the Hancock border where she and her wealthy CPA husband Barry Clairmont park their Lexus luxury cars at night). In the past, Mayor Linda Tyer said that it was due to a lack of funding, but that is NOT the case anymore. Mayor Linda Tyer is sitting on tens of millions of dollars in cash. The Pittsfield Public School staff state that they are being exploited and ignored by the Mayor Linda Tyer municipal administration that leads Pittsfield politics.

Please read President of Pittsfield Federation of School Employees Sandi Amburn’s letter to the Editor of iBerkshires.com

Letter: Pittsfield Public Schools: Opportunity for Change / iBerkshires.com

https://www.iberkshires.com/story/66813/Letter-Pittsfield-Public-Schools-Opportunity-for-Change.html

Best wishes,

Jonathan A. Melle

Misdus Manchun
Misdus Manchun
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
29 days ago

Dan. I would like to name a recipient for the coveted Orbit Award. My nomination is Joe Manchineel.

Joetaxpayer
Joetaxpayer
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
29 days ago

Take your meds.

North Street Nomad
North Street Nomad
29 days ago

I’m Dreaming of a Pete White Christmas

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  North Street Nomad
29 days ago

I’m sure Pete’s flocking someone’s tree this holiday season.