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PICTURES PERFECT: “YEAH, BUT THINGS WERE ALWAYS LIKE THAT” … or … THE FABLE OF ‘COMPOUND INTEREST ON THE SLIPPERY SLOPE’

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, SPRING-IN-DEC. 17-19, 2021) — Having enjoyed the glorious Northeast weather, we can’t help but noticing the deadly, crazy weather in the Mideast and West, with snow measured in feet, tornados, and winds flipping 18-wheelers. Mother Nature and animals, sentient as they be, have just launched their revenge upon humanity for helping to destroy the earth. Of course, as always, humankind will have the last word, which will occur when the next World War heads our way, initiated by nukes.

That said, THE PLANET today presents a visual column, sent to us by a wonderful and talented writer from South Carolina, Jerri Chaplin.  We have posted the hot link below. See if you don’t agree with the pictures.

THE PLANET sees these images as against the tired, “Well, things have always been like that” — the pseudo argument used when, for example, you try to point out to young people that things in the school or at home “have NEVER been like that.”

These pictures also confirm the real dangers of the “the slippery slope,” which is like compounding interest. Mary Joe and Jane Kapanski know all about the slope, having had their hike hike compound more than a full generation, which, along with inflation, has put their future in serious jeopardy.

Take most any interval of 10 years or more, measure where we were (“well, things have always been like that,” and compare it to what the intervening years have accumulated in compounding interest. The visuals below say all. Our favorite is the graphic on public schools in1 1968 v. schools today. For all we know, we have some kid somewhere in the Pittsfield school district one disappointment or setback away from going on a rampage.

Yeah, “things have always been like that.”

Tell THE PLANET which set of images speaks most clearly to you?

How did we go from this to this

The Comment and Line is open for business.

Have a great weekend, everybody

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LOVE TO ALL.

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TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
5 months ago

Wonderful comparison Dan. My 3 biggest pet peeves are there too- men with pants off their ass, women with holes in their pants, and too many tattoos.

Pete Bangmei
Pete Bangmei
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
5 months ago

Actually Yuki looked cute in Her last council meeting outfit.

Hell Toupee
Hell Toupee
Reply to  Pete Bangmei
5 months ago

I was hoping she’d dance on her desk

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Hell Toupee
5 months ago

Instead, she, along with her best friend the mayor, are dancing on your wallet while their own are doing quite well thank you

Pat
Pat
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
5 months ago

Men with holes in their pants are equally annoying. If people were too poor to afford jeans without holes, that’s one thing, but it’s like a fashion statement now, but a fashion statement of what exactly? It just looks terrible.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Pat
5 months ago

Yea and these fools buy them that way! As Forrest Gump said you can’t fix stupid, or something like that

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
5 months ago

I thinks he said “stupid is as stupid does, sir”

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
5 months ago

Joe Biden called Putin “A KILLER”, and Putin has over 100,000 sitting on the Ukraine border ready to invade Ukraine. The only way Biden can stop “KILLER” Putin is with Nuclear Weapons, which would start World War 3. Joe Biden threatened China with World War 3 if they invade Taiwan. China is taunting Taiwan with Chinese War Planes. The only way Biden can stop China is with Nuclear Weapons, which would start World War 3. Let us NOT forget that Joe Biden voted for Bush 2’s invasion of Iraq in 2002/2003. Iraq possesses the second largest oil reserves in the world second only to Saudi Arabia. If “KILLER” Putin invades Ukraine and/or China invades Taiwan, Russia and China will remind the world that Joe Biden voted to invade Iraq less than 2 decades ago. Then there is Joe Biden’s failure to stop Iran from having Nuclear Weapons in the near future. Iran is a high threat to Israel, which is the USA’s number one ally in the Middle East. Iran is also a top state sponsor of terrorism against US interests. If Iran nuked Israel, then the US would retaliate by nuking Iran, which could start World War 3. Joe Biden’s failed foreign policy with Russia and China and other adversarial countries are putting the world at the brink of Nuclear War and World War 3. Then there is Joe Biden’s recent military withdrawal of Afghanistan. Up to 14 million people in Afghanistan are at risk of mass starvation and mass death this upcoming Winter of 2021/2022. 15 million innocent people and Peoples – mostly Jewish People – were tragically killed in Hitler’s Holocaust over many years, while up to 14 million people and Peoples are at risk of mass starvation and mass death in Afghanistan during the 3 months of Winter 2021/2021. Joe Biden needs to step up on the world stage and stop the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, and also in Yemen, and also in Syria, and also elsewhere in the world. I wish we had a good U.S. President right now who would meet the foreign policy crises with real leadership instead of Joe Biden’s napping during global forums and defending the ongoing debacle in Afghanistan he is responsible for due to his failed presidential leadership in the world.

Hoyt Clagwell
Hoyt Clagwell
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
5 months ago

Let the rest of Europe get of their dead asses and fight the Russians.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Hoyt Clagwell
5 months ago

That’s what Americans said while Hitler was trying to take over the world, let the rest of the world take care of it, but we finally had to step in or the world would be a very different place today. It’s very similar to today because the world is being pushed toward totalitarian government while our country is intentionally being weakened so that this latest attempt at totalitarian world government will not be stopped.

Last edited 5 months ago by Pat
Hoyt Clagwell
Hoyt Clagwell
Reply to  Pat
5 months ago

I’m not suggesting that we ignore the situation but Europe has to expend blood and treasure to defend themselves.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Hoyt Clagwell
5 months ago

The biggest thing we can do right now is to not let the far left destroy our country. America needs to stay strong. A totalitarian world government needs a weak America because a strong America will send their plans down the toilet.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Pat
5 months ago

I do enjoy your post as they a a measuring stick of the Cult of Q

Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  The school committee
5 months ago

We enjoy your posts as well as they are a measuring stick of alcohol sales in Pittsfield

J2S
J2S
Reply to  The school committee
5 months ago

With the rent moratorium now over, the TDS stricken still haven’t successfully evicted Donald Trump from their heads. I think the obsession with Trump exhibited by many comes off to most people as being kind of weird. They wanted him gone, he’s gone, and now they still want to talk about him every day.
It looks like they are living in the past and don’t care about the issues that are really affecting voters in the here and now that this current administration has rained down on the American citizens. McAuliffe and others just turned usual wins into defeat in normally blue areas by trying to campaign against
Trump instead of the issues.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  J2S
5 months ago

Patriots will never let him off the hook.If you are old enough to know the history of the spoiled Don Trump you can remember his celebrity on page 6 NY POST always faking a anonymous call to let them know he would be eating at a certain restaurant with a 18 year old model so that the press and media would photograph him.He was the biggest ahole in the United States always known as a self promoting BS rich bachelor and some men would fantasize they were him.The Trump male love is very high in America s frustrated male.BOOM

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Pat
5 months ago

Sadly, the divisive politics in America will be suicidal. Putin loves it. He loves American politicians and “news” outlets that stir up shit and create choas. It is his best weapon against his arch enemy. America is self destructing. And there are those who constantly poke at the wound, never allowing it to heal over. They just keep poking. Right Pat?

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
Reply to  Fizzlehead
5 months ago

Although fuzzzzy fizzle/tds if you could open your eyes,ears and minds to what is actually happening you may help restore unity. What was found on Hunter’s laptop? Russia and Chinese bribes to the Biden’s not Trump. So look in the mirror to see who is helping the foreign agents split the country. There are many more examples right in front of your nose if you can only break free from your brainwashed minds. Happy searching for the truth!

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Shirleyknutz
5 months ago

Interesting that I never mentioned Trump but YOU knew exactly who the problem child was and was the one who brought up his name. So there ya go buddy.

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
Reply to  Fizzlehead
5 months ago

You and TSC talk the same is there a reason for that? And reading all your posts inferring who you talk about is not difficult, now if you can only break free from the brainwashing! Good luck!

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
5 months ago

You voted for the imbecile in the White House. You are part of the problem.
We had peace when Trump was president.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
5 months ago

Peace. Right up until we didn’t when the government was almost taken over by Trumps rebels and anti patriots.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
5 months ago

The reason Putin wanted Trump to weaken NATO was for the invasion of the Ukraine….the Putin/Trump and Republican party connection is real.

Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  The school committee
5 months ago

Trump didn’t weaken nato he just made the freeloaders pay up

Dementia Joe
Dementia Joe
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
5 months ago

Biden thought Putin was Kowalski.

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
5 months ago

The leaders will be very upset with you today Dan, your pictures were not inclusive nor equitable. The DIE director will be hunting you down and make you sit in the corner with your *****cap on. I hope you will spend your time thinking how more inclusive you could be in your cartoons! The director may give you a piece of chalk so you can write on the chalkboard (see how PC you got to be) 100 times, I will be inclusive!! Good luck and have a great weekend!

JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
5 months ago

The biggest contrast of all the photos is the men standing in line to work, back in the day, versus the men today not working. The male labor participation rate is at a record low. Thanks Joe.

Namaste
Namaste
5 months ago

Off topic – my apologies. Andrea Harrington is now a self-styled “Minister of Justice” – a promotion from political hack. https://berkshireeagle-ma.newsmemory.com/?publink=01fcfdf34_1346034

Last edited 5 months ago by Namaste
LegalEagle
LegalEagle
Reply to  Namaste
5 months ago

Yes the Minister of Justice of “minimizing harm.” Let’s go with that. Was harm minimized when Andrea Harrington:

1 allowed the attempted murder of a baby to go unpunished due to Harrington’s failure to provide witnesses?
2 violated rules of professional conduct by calling for the removal of our Chief Justice of District Court based on hearsay, without reviewing available evidence?
3 repeatedly blocked the release of public records resulting in the whistleblower resignation of a public records officer?
4 failed to deliver an iota of justice after a racially motivated violent crime hoax at Simon’s Rock? It was the DA’s weeks of foot dragging, lack of leadership and ultimate failure to deliver justice that caused damage to our community’s efforts to combat racism.
5 Allowed multiple murders, rapists and assailants to be acquitted or have charges dropped due to her office’s incomptence?

We could go on, but the arrogance has made us sick. 

Namaste
Namaste
Reply to  LegalEagle
5 months ago

Truth. But the woke whites of South County and the progressive pols such as TFB have to save face by getting her reelected. The chaos doesn’t affect them.

laughingstock
laughingstock
Reply to  Namaste
5 months ago

The first progressive pol to support Andrea Harrington this time around should be met with pitchforks in the streets. Who is with me?

Goslow
Goslow
Reply to  laughingstock
5 months ago

Maybe flexi poles instead of pitchforks

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  laughingstock
5 months ago

Or guys in white coats with butterfly nets

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  laughingstock
5 months ago

and who do you guess that might be?

Joetaxpayer
Joetaxpayer
Reply to  Namaste
5 months ago

Time for TFB to go away. Too bad the Berkshire sheep voters will continue to vote her in. Sad.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Namaste
5 months ago

Wokahloics like TSC will be there for Squeaky.

Goslow
Goslow
Reply to  LegalEagle
5 months ago

She can be minister of just ice and swizzle sticks at Yuki’s joint when she’s voted out.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Namaste
5 months ago

Wrong Way is a “minister of justice.” Let’s take a look at her track record:

Lonnie Durfee, white male, burns two bails of hay. No people/property were in jeopardy of being harmed. Sentence: 2 years in jail.

Reymon Delacruz-Batista, Hispanic male (POC), murdered in Pittsfield State Forest 12/5/21. No updates/No suspects in custody.

LaQuan Johnson, black male (POC), involved in multiple weapons violations/shootings in Pittsfield. Arrested after being involved in drive-by shooting on Glenwood Avenue on 4/30/2000. Johnson was pled out to 3 years probation.

Parth “Peter” Chaudhari, Asian decent (POC), involved in a scam, which included seven states and scammed people out of $300,000. Only 8 months pre-trial confinement. Allowed to voluntarily deport himself after paying back money.

Jesus Lugo, Hispanic male, (POC), drive-by shooting from the hood of his GF’s vehicle. Caught after he shot himself in the hand, after running from the police.

Edward Jennings, black male, (POC), arrested for murdering Lemond Grady, on North Street, on 4/20/21.

Myron Crapps, black male (POC), arrested for shooting a woman on Kent Avenue, 7/14/2020.

Tyler Sumner, black male (POC), arrested for shooting/killing Stephanie Olivieri, on 8/25/2019.

So, based on a quick 10 minute search of recent Berkshire County violent crimes, it brings up quite a few violent crimes.

Of my observation, one man was sent to jail for a nonviolent crime, Lonnie Durfee, and one man, Peter Chaudhari, was allowed to pay restitution with no jail time for another nonviolent crime.

One person of color, Delacruz-Batista, was murdered with no suspect information, no updates from Wrong Way’s Office. Should the public be scared? Alarmed? On the look out for a suspect/suspects? An update Wrong Way would be nice.

That leaves the other five, all people of color, charged with violent crimes/shootings.

So, from Wrong Way’s statement and my quick research, it would suggest that Wrong Way is truly is a “minister of justice.” That is if you’re a white male, you get punished to the fullest extent of the law. If you’re a person of color, you can commit violent crimes and Wrong Way will begin the defendants mitigation process immediately, to lessen any sentence that person of color might have to serve.

This is actually the role of a defense attorney, but hey, Berkshire County voted for this imbecile. She can’t even drive down a one way street legally with a valid driver’s license, but yet we expected her to know the job of DA?

If you enjoy the notoriety of Pittsfield becoming the Springfield of the North, with the shootings and violent crimes, then re-elect the “minister of justice.”

I’d rather have the late, great, “Minister of Defense,” Reggie White, as our DA, rather than Wrong Way.

Last edited 5 months ago by Markus Aurelius
Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
5 months ago

Great summary Markus.
I’m still troubled by her first big case, the Sheffield murders, or according to Squeaky’s office “murders/suicide.” Several details noted by Planeteers just didn’t seem to square with the conclusion.

Victim of a Crime
Victim of a Crime
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
5 months ago

Can’t track data, can’t do anything at all & I’m too tired even to list it. But when there’s a triple homicide suicide – suddenly these people are Magnum P.I. Seriously can’t trust ANYONE in office.

Victim of a Crime
Victim of a Crime
Reply to  Namaste
5 months ago

1 question, who is she apologizing to? Is it the 14 year old who’s trafficking case against the wiring Inspector she dismissed? Because that 14 year old ain’t trying to hear your stupid words – Andrea is a FUCKING IDIOT. ~Bethany Trudeau

Suck it
Suck it
Reply to  Victim of a Crime
5 months ago

I said EAT CAK & I MEANT IT YOU FAT ASS LIZZABIGETH bitch

The attorneys took money & spliced the wrong name into a drug bust, people F 7 C K I N G DIED. Young people. Darrell vandeusen Molly fresca, the cops are enabling the wealthy addicts, I know bc my Dad was awarded a settlement & my mother spent it all at dollar store in Sheffield on H E R O I N.

And I’m innocent- I’m the daughter

Charges planted on Me because- mom had all the dough, I was P O O RRRRRR

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Suck it
5 months ago

?

Suck it
Suck it
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
5 months ago

Summoned to appear in court for a crime that I was not even present nor involved. Officials taking bribe money made a case disappear by summoning the wrong person to appear.

Last edited 5 months ago by Suck it
Hate Crime
Hate Crime
5 months ago

Andrea Harrington- get a new job

Jaycee
Jaycee
5 months ago

“Reducing harm in the criminal justice system” may be the dumbest campaign slogan in the history of law enforcement.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Jaycee
5 months ago

With not a shred of a statistic to back up any of this garbage.

All the other progressive DA’s (LA, San Fran, Philly) are all experiencing a record surge in violent crimes. Mostly from black males, via black on black violence.

If I’ve said once, I’ll say a hundred more times, there are only so many Lonnie Durfee’s out there. The “white bogey-man” excuse has dried up.

Fugimoto Hokalugi
Fugimoto Hokalugi
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
5 months ago

Squeaky is using campaign funds to get implants so she’ll appeal to male voters.

Suck it
Suck it
5 months ago

I told my local pd that my neighbors were dealing drugs….. in 2013.
Okay it’s 2021 & the neighbors have incorporated their business Woodstock Herb & Spice ….. well you FUCKING HARASSED ME FOR 8 FUCKING YEARS OF MY LIFE YOU ASSHOLES. The cops did 0. The neighbors are gone now since I contacted CCC – BUT what the F U C K Hans earned a cool triple digi so fuck this PLACE. IM OUTTA HURR

Last edited 5 months ago by Suck it
The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Suck it
5 months ago

Is this in the same shitty little town where cops illegally broke into their own police department drug evidence locker allegedly just to look at cache of illicit drugs? I believe shrooms were included in the police evidence locker full of illegal drugs, but the cops just wanted to look at them, so they broke-in to the evidence room/locker. If you believe that.

This is not to be confused with the case of the evidence officer/cop who stole cash from the evidence room to support his drug addiction and unused medications citizens had turned over to the cops for disposal, so they didn’t get into the wrong hands.

YT
YT
Reply to  The City I Hate
5 months ago

Heard some important folks discussing a thing about freedom & every man is born free and equal Ima walk to town and get me a attorney miss massa professa of crimino justice gots her facs wrong. Done put me in jail wrongful by fraud. They try coverin it up. None my fellow naggers can stand up to this kind of torture/ it’s ok I have a rain umbrella. You just sit there and wait in your comfortable place. While I fight for my freedom in 2022.

Maumausmatter
Maumausmatter
Reply to  YT
5 months ago

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Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  Maumausmatter
5 months ago

I am no black lies matter sympathizer but I find your racist language totally unbecoming of this blog. You are a sorry ass excuse for a man.

Maumausmatter
Maumausmatter
Reply to  Johnny99
5 months ago

Good to know you’re not a racist sympathizer of, as you put it, Johnny Rebel, black LIES matter. There wasn’t anything racist about my opinion on the negro intentionally butchering even the vernacular language of this country with its ebonics. I’ll admit I did not express my opinion as ethnically sympathetic as the Ebonics expert I was replying too. And as this comment is probably also destined for a premature death, I’d like to offer my opinion on that other negro contribution to society. I’m referring to that fashion statement of sagging, in my racist opinion, its vulgar.

YT
YT
Reply to  Maumausmatter
5 months ago

If you see something and you say something you a nag. You thought I meant something else? If you are offended than you must not know, I am a slave. An actual human who was forced into involuntary servitude and I’ve got my freedom suit on the table.

Paul
Paul
Reply to  Suck it
5 months ago

See something say something is a joke in Pittsfield.

Suck it
Suck it
Reply to  Paul
5 months ago

You can’t ask someone though, right ! Because anyone who knows- is no place

Jaycee
Jaycee
5 months ago

Andrea Harrington’s will not allow her staff to attend the annual Mass. prosecutors conference. Why?

Joetaxpayer
Joetaxpayer
Reply to  Jaycee
5 months ago

Because she is incompetent. Also, has to take orders from the clowns that helped her get her sorry ass elected. Anyone But Andrea. ABA

LittercUllie
LittercUllie
Reply to  Joetaxpayer
5 months ago

Anyone ever have m+m’s sugar cookie. Love them.

Victim of a Crime
Victim of a Crime
Reply to  Joetaxpayer
5 months ago

Sofa king irresponsible to take this important role as the DA, all while knowing yourself that you’re not qualified. Why? Why did you do this?

gotcha22
gotcha22
Reply to  Victim of a Crime
5 months ago

Yup. This is what happens when you inject personal politics and incompetence plus blind ambition to what is happening around her into an important position like the chief law enforcement officer of the land.We’re fubared for another year.

Juan alvarez
Juan alvarez
Reply to  danvalenti
5 months ago

This would be an interesting story.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
5 months ago
Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
5 months ago

Paul Marxism and Trippy Country Buffet are calling on Governor Charlie Baker to issue a statewide directive for people to wear masks in response to the Delta and Omicron Covid-19 pandemic.

Berkshire legislators press Baker for statewide mask plan as COVID-19 cases continue to surge | WAMC

I wonder where Chrome Dome Adam Hinds, Shitty Smitty Pignatelli, and the career Mayor John Barrett III stand on this issue.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
5 months ago

Chrome Dome Adam Hinds signed a letter calling on Governor Charlie Baker to issue a statewide directive for people to wear masks in response to the Delta and Omicron Covid-19 pandemic.

‘Testing is not enough’: Massachusetts lawmakers want Gov. Charlie Baker to bring back indoor mask mandate – masslive.com

Milt Prune
Milt Prune
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
5 months ago
TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
5 months ago

F A F

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
5 months ago

Eff Anthony Fauci?

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Johnny99
5 months ago

Yup

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
5 months ago

94% of democrats are vaccinated and 54% of Republicans….Who watches FOX

laughingstock
laughingstock
5 months ago

“When I began defending criminal cases here in Massachusetts, I was shocked by how a disproportionately large share of the Berkshire County population was completely left behind.” – Andrea Harrington

Today’s quiz: Guess how many cases Andrea Harrington tried in a Massachusetts court of law that brought her to this important conclusion?

Delta Bizea
Delta Bizea
Reply to  laughingstock
5 months ago

Go Patriots !

Buffalo Muffia
Buffalo Muffia
Reply to  Delta Bizea
5 months ago

Well kinda.

LegalEagle
LegalEagle
Reply to  laughingstock
5 months ago

Message to those who want to bring drug injection sites to the Berkshires. In San Franscisco, the mayor has just declared a state of emergency to fight the “nasty streets” of drug dealing and overdose deaths. Harm reduction has failed miserably there. The residents will no longer tolerate the mayhem in their neighbourhoods. Forewarned is forearmed, Berkshire County.

acheshirecat
acheshirecat
Reply to  LegalEagle
5 months ago

Yes Legal, drug injection sites make it easy for the dealer. They just pedal the drugs near the injection sites with no worries. They also move the drug users from one part of a City to a poorer part of the City. Lastly one could ask are they saving lives or delaying death?

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  laughingstock
5 months ago

1

Oliver Twist
Oliver Twist
5 months ago
The school committee
The school committee
5 months ago

I do not like insurectionist.Boom

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
Reply to  The school committee
5 months ago

I am not fond of Pelosi and illegitimate either

Boom?
Boom?
Reply to  The school committee
5 months ago

Boom?

Rule 6
Rule 6
Reply to  The school committee
5 months ago

I just ate beans. Boom.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
5 months ago

December 18, 2021

Erin Leahy at Act on Mass wrote that the new Massachusetts state legislative district maps are tantamount to an “incumbency protection plan”, according to Secretary of State Bill Galvin, (which maps drawn by incumbents tend to be!).

Erin also wrote about #EggGate2022. She wrote that 90% of eggs currently being sold in Massachusetts will become illegal to sell as of January 1, [2022], leading to a massive egg shortage unless the legislature takes action. She informed us that Beacon Hill lawmakers had 5 whole years to change and implement the voter-passed referendum to require livestock to have larger living spaces into law, and that since 2016, the state law became outdated because industry standards have changed since then, and it would be devastating if enforced. 

Erin reminded us that Beacon Hill lawmakers are still on their 7-week-long taxpayer-funded vacation, but Beacon Hill lawmakers are still holding state committee hearings. I, Jonathan Melle, personally think that the following sentence is ridiculous: After the passage of the Climate Roadmap bill at the beginning of this session, Massachusetts is currently on pace to convert to 100% renewable energy by 2090. The reason why I believe that is ridiculous is because 2090 is a little over 68 years from now.

Erin then wrote about Beacon Hill lawmakers’ chicanery. She explained that the State House and State Senate voted in February to make more votes publicly available for the Joint Rules from Conference Committee, but the Boston state lawmakers never acted on it, and the final version has been in a conference committee for the past 9 months. Committees have a deadline of 2/2 to take action on their bills. If we don’t have the new rules in place before then, we won’t get to see the committee votes after all.

Lastly, Erin explained that the Speaker of the Massachusetts State House of Representatives, Ronny Mariano, controls Beacon Hill State Representatives’ staff allocation. This gives Ronny Mariano a lot of power of his State Representatives because having more staff means a representative has more capacity to respond to constituents and be a more prolific legislator. Some State Representatives only get one legislative staff member, while other State Representatives get an entire team of staffers.

Source: Erin [Leahy] at Act on Mass [political email] – Re: Saturday Scoop: Illegal eggs, “red tape,” & misplaced blame – December 18, 2021

Massachusetts state government’s rainy day fund clocked in at $4.6 billion in fiscal 2021, a huge jump from $3.5 billion the prior year.

My response to excessive state and local Slush Funds is that after 3 to 5 percent of the state and local respective budgets, the state and local cash should be given back to the state and local taxpayers. In theory, the state and local government is supposed to serve the people and taxpayers, not the other way around!

“Mass. rainy day fund hits highest level ever”, By Shira Schoenberg – CommonWealth reporter, December 16, 2021

Jonathan A. Melle

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
5 months ago

Tri-Town Health Dept. looking at vaccine Passports for entry into South County restaurants & bars. It’s the vaccinated who are getting sick!

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/12/stupidity-pro-vax-crowd-infinite/

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
5 months ago

Medical experts are saying that anti vaxxers about to get a major life lesson as Covid contagion overwhelms work places, travel industry, hospitals, and emergency responders, shutting down many restaurants, retail outlets, grocery stores, medical facilities and law enforcement agencies. You have pratically begged for this and now you will suffer along with the rest of us.
Happy New Year. The children who will suffer along with everyone else did not deserve such pathetic neglect by the adults.

Namaste
Namaste
Reply to  Fizzlehead
5 months ago

Right on, Fizz!

Joetaxpayer
Joetaxpayer
Reply to  Fizzlehead
5 months ago

Medical experts are many. Unfortunately they have been wrong more than right . With 95 % of NFL vaccinated, major out break this week. Seems the vaccines are only working at making a lot of money for the shady pharmaceutical companies. Also a University did a test on mask saying they are only 10% effective. Wear your mask, puff out your chest with your Vac. Card. I wish you a Merry Christmas.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Fizzlehead
5 months ago

Go stock up on groceries, if you can find them, then hide in your basement until spring. And Biden has more dead under his watch than Trump, and was it not Biden and Harris who said they did not trust vaccines developed under Trump administration???

JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
5 months ago

Let’s Go Brandon

JoePesci
JoePesci
Reply to  JoeKapanski
5 months ago

And now the woke Titleist corporation won’t let you engrave your balls with FJB. Well, I say Eff Titleist. I will never buy a Titleist ball
Or glove or club again.

Hoyt Clagwell
Hoyt Clagwell
Reply to  JoePesci
5 months ago

My balls my choice

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  JoePesci
5 months ago

Karen

Joetaxpayer
Joetaxpayer
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
5 months ago

If you say so Fiz. Vaccinated are getting sick and dying too.

Namaste
Namaste
Reply to  Joetaxpayer
5 months ago

Not at the same rate as unvaccinated, Joe!

Joetaxpayer
Joetaxpayer
Reply to  Namaste
5 months ago

Facts 96% of deaths are elderly and people with 2 or more other serious illnesses. Average age of death is over 80. Most people in that group are fully vaccinated.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Namaste
5 months ago

As reported earlier, Cornell only allows vaccinated students on campus. They recently had an 900 student covid outbreak and have resorted to remote learning. That’s 900 vaccinated students, so far, contracting covid.
Don’t rely on your shots to protect you.

Vaccine passport requirements not only hurt businesses but they totally ignore persons with herd immunity.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Namaste
5 months ago
Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
5 months ago

Was on North St yesterday and saw a city truck parked right in the bike lane by Dotties. I was wondering if this was another obstacle for Ricky’s Rumpass Ride? I looked but couldn’t find any burning hay bales, maybe they put those out at midnight

Pat
Pat
5 months ago

Joe Manchin is still holding out against the far left and their Build Back Better plan. We have to pray that he is able to stand tough against this plan that is pro-China and has very little for Americans except child care so they can indoctrinate your kids at an even younger age. It has so much in it to restrict our freedoms. No lump of coal for Americans for Christmas, but Pelosi and Schumer will continue to push for this plan in the new year.

Ted
Ted
Reply to  Pat
5 months ago

Most Christmas gifts are from China so I guess Christmas is pro-China too

Woman / MOM / WOW
Woman / MOM / WOW
5 months ago

Dear daughter, I miss you & I’m sorry ~

https://youtu.be/kPBzTxZQG5Q

Pat
Pat
5 months ago

Joe Manchin said on Sunday that he will not support Build Back Better as it stands and he is being attacked by the far left. Omar said he can’t be trusted and there is so much in the plan for child care, but she fails to mention that the majority of the trillions of dollars will go to China for climate change paraphernalia and the rest goes to buying electric cars for government officials and unions while Americans will be stuck with high gas prices.
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/omar-sanders-slam-manchin-rejecting-build-back-better

Last edited 5 months ago by Pat
Smoked Salmon
Smoked Salmon
5 months ago

You ain’t even had weed unless you had Lowell Smokes.

Santa
Santa
5 months ago

Don’t ask Christmas at questions time.