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ANOTHER PITTSFIELD SHOOTING … RACE FEVER … RICKY’S RUMPASS ROAD KILL … CRYPTO HEIST … plus … BIDEN DOES IT AGAIN

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION APRIL 1-3, 2002) — Head ’em up and move ’em out.

ANOTHER SHOOTING: THE PLANET leads with this from the Pittsfield Police Department:

On Wednesday March 30th 2022 at approximately 9:51pm members of the Pittsfield Police Department (PPD) responded to an area near the intersection of Elizabeth Street and Boylston Street for a ShotSpotter activation.  Responding officers located at least one shell casing at the scene. 

Investigating officers learned that that a gunshot victim was driving himself to Berkshire Medical Center (BMC.)  Officers who responded to BMC spoke with an adult male victim who had sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound.  From speaking with the victim, investigators learned that an unknown assailant fired a round from the suspect’s vehicle into the victim’s vehicle, which resulted in the injury to the victim.    

Anyone who wishes to provide information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Civello at 448-9700 x522.  Information can also be provided anonymously via the Detective Bureau Tip Line at 413-448-9706, or by texting PITTIP and your message to TIP411 (847411).

This while the Tyer Administration sets into work the most important issue facing Pittsfield at the moment: launching a program to make available motorized, two-wheel scooters for the downtown. Vibrant and dynamic, baby. Check out https://www.bird.co/download on YouTube (sorry we couldn’t post a hot link).

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HE JUST HAD TO GO THERE — Dennis Powell, head of the local NAACP, had to go there. Powell suggested that police shot and killed Miguel Estrella because he was black. It’s Powell’s right to suggest that theory, but THE PLANET doesn’t buy it. If Powell is privy to information and evidence that supports his notion, we’d like to see it. The assertion that the shooting by the yet unnamed member of the Pittsfield Police Department was caused by race adds a needless element of disruption and hostility to an already tragic situation. Message to all wokesters: Not EVERYTHING is about race.

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NO ONE WINS THIS RACE — Try telling that to former and fired Boston Police Commissioner Dennis White. A little more than a year ago, then-Boston mayor Marty Walsh hired White as the Hub’s top cop. Two day later, he suspended White when information surfaced about domestic violence and restraining orders. Walsh left for Biden Land, and interim mayor Kim Janey, fired White, who then brought suit against the city claiming — are you holding your breath? — that he was fired because he’s black. Well, so is Janey. Predictably, White sued the city. On Wednesday, Judge Leo Sorokin wisely threw out two of White’s allegation, with the third hanging by a thread. The Boston Herald published two photos of White, who look about as black as Larry Bird. The irony about America’s race hangup is that the more irrational the debate becomes, the more racial vitriol it engenders.

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ROAD KILL — A just-released study, “Fatal Pedestrian Crashes in MA,” looked at walkers killed by drivers. It released data attempting to correlate incidents with locations factoring in speed limits, signage, lighting, and other local conditions. All well and good, and if it saves one life it’s worth it, but we just love the reaction of a “pedestrian advocacy group” called WalkBoston. The group called for safer roads, not better drivers and more careful walkers. Have you ever seen a road actually kill someone? In Pittsfield, if drivers were not to vroooom like maniacs and obey signals and signage, and if walkers would use a little more common sense and not think they can stare down 4,000 pounds of moving metal, and if Ricky’s Rumpus did not mess up so many roads with barrels, cones, confusing lane markings, bad lighting, and cavernous potholes, crossing the street might not be a life-taking, vehicle-wrecking, nerve-wracking proposition.

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CRYPTO SCHMIPTO — We came across this story on Thursday: “Hackers have stolen more than $600M worth of cryptocurrency from the Ronin blockchain underlying a popular play-to-earn online game, “Axie Infinity.” The heist is believed to be the biggest cryptocurrency theft in history and raises questions about security. Sky Mavis, the gaming company operating Ronin and “Axie Infinity,” said the attackers took advantage of a security flaw in what’s known as a bridge—a connection between two blockchains that enables transfers of cryptocurrency. The hackers gained control of five validation nodes required to recognize the transfers to and from the Ronin blockchain.” Does anyone out there understand the least bit of this? Cyrpto is “real,” somehow, but when it comes to money, we draw the line at plastic.

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HE DID IT AGAIN — President Biden’s just-finished trip to Eastern Europe has mercifully ended. Syracuse Joe opened the borders for 100,000 Ukrainian refugees, hugged a few of them in photo ops, and then, at the end of his canned speech in Warsaw, Poland, had to ad lib this: “For God’s sake, remove this man from power.” THE PLANET doubts that God cares one way of the other, but his call for regime change, according to leaked intelligence reports, sent Putin into a ecstasy. The Russian president saw Biden’s remarks as a raison de-tre for his very actions. You can imagine Vlad saying, “See. I told you. And that’s why we had to go into Ukraine!” For a gaffe-gravitated politician, this one was the president’s most serious and potentially deadly. It’s one thing for Joe Kapanski to want Putin out, but for the Pray-si-dent of the Yoo-night-ed States to say it, publicly, in the middle of a war, not far from the contested country, it’s a whole other thing. Putin’s reaction is still unfolding.

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That’s a wrap, folks. Have a great weekend, everybody.

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“Being right half the time beats being half-right all the time”Malcolm Forbes.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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12 Gauge
12 Gauge
10 months ago

Joementia is on the loose

Just the facts
Just the facts
10 months ago

Dan, I’m shocked no catchy headlines in the Planet tonight regarding the first phase of the Carnevale trial? 25 years and not a peep? The gallery was blasting Harringtons office last night. Gotta give credit where it is due right? They had a plan in what was a very difficult 1st phase of the prosecution of these animals.

joetaxpayer
joetaxpayer
Reply to  Just the facts
10 months ago

Did not know Harrington issued the sentence to that piece of garbage.

EricaG
EricaG
Reply to  joetaxpayer
10 months ago

What is the real sentence? Why does the eagle need to inflate it like “hey buyers, new price as low as?” I’m guessing 15. Not guilty on attempted murder. FACTS

Just the facts
Just the facts
Reply to  EricaG
10 months ago

Well let’s see girl

They asked for 25 to 28 years
Correct attorney Erica oh wait…
They had a plan with those changes and it worked to perfection

Sorry sista some times when you want to be hater as the kids say
You get a smackdown and tis would be the time .

The 5th Dentist
The 5th Dentist
Reply to  Just the facts
10 months ago

just the facts,
Does one need to be an attorney to be concerned about justice in their community? Really a young mans life is turned upside down others going to jail and you cant engage in a conversation and set the tone for being at the adult table?
Is that how the office runs? the inner circle? might i suggest for lack of a better phrase this is a constituent facing board. Erica may not be voting for the incumbent but others might be. even if no one is I would suggest its far better to set the example for civility.

Just the facts
Just the facts
Reply to  The 5th Dentist
10 months ago

Civility here really? Calling women pigs ,fat talking about body parts, how they dress etc etc. You sound intelligent and educated that is appreciated however the majority have not a ounce of civility when it comes to women. Like a frat house gone wrong

the 5th Dentist
the 5th Dentist
Reply to  Just the facts
10 months ago

Just the facts,
While I thank you for the response I have not seen any of what you mention in Erica G’s post. What I see in her post is a citizen of the community who cares enough to read and to try to understand and comprehend just what is going on in the community she lives in. I seen nothing in her post degrading or insulting to anyone. Erica did show disdain for the local paper I share some of her concerns and thoughts about the local paper. Your reply to her was a self admitted juvenile attack. ” Sorry sista some times when you want to be hater as the kids say You get a smackdown and tis would be the time .”
I can understand and agree some rough terms and inappropriate things get posted here. However stereo typing everyone here who posts in the manner you did is wholly inappropriate as well. May I suggest that you use this forum in an attempt to advance a community discussion on issues of the day in a relative, meaningful and dare I say civil manner in an attempt to help broaden the knowledge and understanding of how Government functions in an attempt to have a better educated electorate.

If I may be as bold to ask you once again to please post the charging documents, the charges as read to the jury and any instructions that were given to the jury so that we might be able to understand the aforementioned “plan” and each could then evaluate and weigh the success of said plan.

If possible could you post links to any of that material?

Thanks in advance

PolicerReportWhereareyou
PolicerReportWhereareyou
Reply to  Just the facts
10 months ago

You have no class. You must be a relative of the DA.

laughingstock
laughingstock
Reply to  PolicerReportWhereareyou
10 months ago

I’ve met some of them and even they don’t like her.

joetaxpayer
joetaxpayer
Reply to  EricaG
10 months ago

Will probably do half time or less with time served. Looking at 12 years. I hope I am wrong.

Wakeupcandvote
Wakeupcandvote
Reply to  Just the facts
10 months ago

We don’t know what to believe since the DA is a proven liar and the Eagle fails to report the news accurately. Up to 25 years? What does that mean? When eligibile for parole? How much time will this “animal” do? What did the DA ask for vs. what did the judge decide? We’re waiting for someone to tell us the facts. It certainly won’t be you.

The 5th Dentist
The 5th Dentist
Reply to  Just the facts
10 months ago

Just the facts,

once again I respectfully request that you disclose here on this site in this forum the charges that each defendant was charged with, the charges as read to the jury and the resultant convictions. A copy of the jury instructions would also be helpful in determining if ” the plan” was successful and to what extent. “25 years and not a peep” your moniker is just the facts your quoted statement is fast and lose was it not up to 25 years and thats for only one of the defendants correct? The other defendant was found guilty of misleading the investigators are you claiming that he too got a solid 25 years? you made no distinction between the two.

Can you please explain the plan a bit more the DA’s team went in with attempted murder charges secured a conviction on assault and battery with a dangerous weapon per the plan? was the plan to get the other defendant down to misleading investigators? If going in that was the plan is, or more accurately was that a wise and prudent use of resources both in capital and in the human sense?

If a conviction of attempted murder was secured what would you expect that sentence to be? I am far from an expert but am interested to know for a couple of reasons. To measure the sucess and wisdom of the said plan. But most importantly the victim his family friends and loved ones received essentially a life sentence. I do not know anything about the family my heart goes out to them. they will most likely miss the joy of seeing the young man find the love of his chosen partner, to feel the love of being a grandparent etc they are and will be a loving family from all accounts but it is all turned upside down I admire them their experience will be forever not up to 25 years I would like to know the answers to my questions as stated above because I feel,I owe it them and to my community to make a wise decision on election day as votes have lasting impacts on plain citizens.

Byebye
Byebye
Reply to  Just the facts
10 months ago

Every person is a human being. Shame on you. You have brought nothing but disgrace here.

You Decide
You Decide
Reply to  Byebye
10 months ago

“Every person is a human being.” What does that really mean? Hitler was a human being as is Putin and a million other disgusting pieces of human garbage. Too bad there is not a way to screen out the garbage ones in the maternity ward before they are let loose on society.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  You Decide
9 months ago

Godwin’s Law. An argument goes on in social media too long, someone inevitably draws in Hitler.

Ghost Of Krol’s Marriage
Ghost Of Krol’s Marriage
Reply to  Just the facts
10 months ago

What about the other guy? How’d that turn out?

Pat
Pat
10 months ago

Blackrock President warns Americans that they have been entitled for far too long and they will soon be unable to find what they want in stores. We just aren’t used to the type of shortages we will soon face. He wants to blame Putin, but we all know it’s the globalists and this Blackrock President is one of the globalists and they are intentionally causing these global supply chain shortages to drag us into this Great Reset. They want bitcoin or, as they call it, programmable bitcoin, to become our currency. They will use it to track everything we buy and we will even be unable to buy certain items if they determine we have bought too much of it, or for any other reason. This is global fascism.
https://www.theblaze.com/news/blackrock-inflation-scarcity-entitled-generation?utm_source=theblaze-breaking&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20210331Trending-Blackrock&utm_term=ACTIVE%20LIST%20-%20TheBlaze%20Breaking%20News

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Indeed Udoo
Indeed Udoo
Reply to  Pat
10 months ago

Dennis will get down to the bottom of this. I would start at 10 million for the family including the girlfriend.

Hot Summer in the City
Hot Summer in the City
Reply to  Indeed Udoo
10 months ago

Is the courthouse going to be surrounded by huge television tower trucks this summer? Will the hotels be filling up with protestors? Will plywood be sold out?

Sgt. Bazooka
Sgt. Bazooka
Reply to  Indeed Udoo
10 months ago

10 mil and a new set of knives

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Pat
10 months ago

So you think Putin is really a great guy and we need to be nicer to him like Trump is?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
10 months ago

I’d trust Putin over demented bumbling Biden and his handlers/puppeteers in DC.

Americans have been lied to daily for 16 months now. Little Red Lying Hood, aka Psaki, just got a gig at fake news MSNBC. Here lying has paid off…..

Pat
Pat
10 months ago

The Progressives in this area are intentionally making driving a dangerous and unpleasant experience. East Street today is a disaster area and should be closed off, except that it’s a major roadway in the city. They want us all on electric bicycles sooner rather than later.

Onota Blowaway
Onota Blowaway
Reply to  Pat
10 months ago

Valentine road leading up to the titanic is a ding mess.Two of the important travel areas, the new school and the airport with roads like that?

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Onota Blowaway
10 months ago

That’s just it. Heavy traffic on these roads. They are trying to get people to move here? This isn’t good advertisement for doing that. The bottom of Charles Street on Wahconah is also a major roadway and it’s falling apart. You have to go so slow over it to avoid destroying your car. Visitors to this area don’t know the trouble spots so how is this helping our city to attract outsiders which the Mayor says she is always trying to do?

Hot Summer in the City
Hot Summer in the City
Reply to  Pat
10 months ago

I would submit to you Pat that the WHOLE CITY is a trouble spot and for more reasons than we have space to go into right now. And indicators are that things ain’t heading in the improvement direction. Controlling politicians have neither the will nor grey matter to address the situation. They seem to be casually observing the meltdown with that smirky shit eating grin on their faces. They are focusing on that pot of government gold coming down the pike. Have you ever heard of that “thousand mile stare?” Look at the Pete twins.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Hot Summer in the City
10 months ago

They are prepping us for takeover by the globalists. Another reason they are pouring the illegal immigrants over the border on a constant basis. They want compliant people. People coming from countries where they are used to being told what to do. When global government tells you to jump. The only answer they will accept is “How High?” The independence and freedom thinking of Americans will NOT be tolerated by these globalist fascists. Biden is getting us involved with these globalists and not asking our opinion of this. He is a globalist fascist.

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

Pat ,are you aware what progressive means.This board does not know.They believe what FOX/RUSSIA says.Under Putins Oligarchy he gets 50% of everything they steal from the Russian economy and you know you like Putin more than a democrat in America……The Putin love fest by Trumpers on here is so Republican

Pat
Pat
Reply to  The school committee
10 months ago

Putin is a thug and 99.9 percent of the people in this country know that. When I see the suffering of the Ukrainian people, I want to cry and Putin is to blame for their suffering. Biden and the globalists want war though to bring on this Great Reset of changing our monetary system and taking total control over us so Biden and his far left are doing very little to stop Putin even though they knew his intentions and did little to arm the Ukrainians until it was too late to stop Russia. Biden is not a good guy in any of this and his intentions for our country will destroy our freedoms and way of life.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  The school committee
10 months ago

Putin is a bad guy, but so is Joe Biden. He could have done a lot more to stop Putin, but Biden and his globalist friends want war to bring on the Great Reset. The suffering of the Ukrainian people could have been avoided, but soon the whole world will be caught up in this disastrous battle between the globalists vs. China and Russia. All of these people are ruthless and power mad.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
10 months ago

I do like Putin more than Democrats, as I’m growing to hate the latter more every day due to their lies deeds and actions.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 months ago

Putin is looking for loyal followers like you right now. I am sure he would pay your airfare if you would like to represent him on the battle field. Do you like him enough to do that or have you got “bone spurs?”

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  The school committee
10 months ago

The goal of Progressives is and always was to progressively do away with the Constitution.

joetaxpayer
joetaxpayer
10 months ago

Worcester blogger Turtle Boy, has his take on the Pittsfield police shooting. He doesn’t mince words. Can be found at TB daily news.

laughingstock
laughingstock
Reply to  joetaxpayer
10 months ago

Good find, Joe.

Bright future? He just got arrested for gun charges and was pulling knives on his girlfriend when he was blackout drunk. If he was mentally ill to the point where he had to have the cops called on him because he pulled knives on women and threatened to cut himself then his future wasn’t that bright to begin with. If he really was suffering from mental illness that sucks, but this idea that it gives people like this free reign to butcher cops needs to end.

https://tbdailynews.com/pittsfield-gangbangers-girlfriend-demands-cop-be-arrested-for-shooting-her-knife-wielding-boyfriend-with-bright-future/

joetaxpayer
joetaxpayer
Reply to  laughingstock
10 months ago

Thanks for posting TB. I would have but just don’t have the technology.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  laughingstock
10 months ago

Well, Turtle Boy certainly is telling it like it is. He could give Dan a run for his money!

BlackLiesMatter
BlackLiesMatter
Reply to  laughingstock
10 months ago

If a picture is worth 1000 words, those
pictures of the choir boy are priceless!

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  laughingstock
10 months ago

But did the deceased have a history of torturing and killing pet turkeys for the crime of crossing the street? I think not, otherwise he’d still be alive, rising through the ranks to become chief of police. And who says the deceased was out there butchering cops? It looks more like the murdered by cop’s victim was attempting to overcome a childhood none of us would trade our own for. Did he have a history of harming others? Was he a product of the foster care system?

Foster care children at much greater risk of physical, mental health problems / UCI News

“Children who’ve been in the U.S. foster care system are significantly more likely to experience learning disabilities, developmental delays, depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, asthma, and obesity – as well as hearing, vision, and speech impairments – than those who have not, …..

The hidden harms of US foster-care system –

Poverty, Child Abuse, Foster care Sex Trafficking

Trauma & Children in Foster Care

Why is abuse so common in foster care?

Some of the abuse suffered by children in foster care results from the inappropriate placement of vulnerable, often younger, children in placed in homes with physically or sexually aggressive youths.

Sexual Abuse and the Foster Care System – Focus for Health

A Johns Hopkins University study of a group of foster Children in Maryland found that children in foster care are four times more likely to be sexually abused than their peers not in this setting, and children in group homes are 28 times more likely to be abused.

One-third of foster children reported abuse by a foster parent or another adult in the home.

More than half of child sex trafficking victims recovered through FBI raids across the U.S. were from foster care or group homes.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  joetaxpayer
10 months ago

How did he get the report.

Hated Taxpayer
Hated Taxpayer
10 months ago

This board is no clean. Rid of filth. Feels good

Pat
Pat
Reply to  danvalenti
10 months ago

The politicians are intentionally letting gun violence get out of control so they can eventually round up all guns which has been their goal for a long time. Remember Beta O’Rourke saying, “bleep yes, we want to take all of your guns”

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Pat
10 months ago

Uh, isn’t it the republicans fighting against any gun control??/

levitan
levitan
Reply to  fizzlehead
10 months ago

Fighting gun control? Are you asserting that there is a lack of gun control?

https://www.atf.gov/rules-and-regulations/gun-control-act

Lot’s of gun control there. I challenge you to find any other product that experience that much regulation and law that discriminates down to the individual who may possess what instrument, and into which buildings they may or may not bring them and what type of projectile may be issued from it, and how many may be stored within it.

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levitan
levitan
Reply to  danvalenti
10 months ago

Most guns have an average life of 100 years give or take 100. They are manufactured on every continent. And when there is a war, boatloads are shipped off only to be stolen en route. Where laws prohibit their importation, they are stuffed into crates and smuggled along with cocaine, apples, diapers, and other sundry items.

What we need is a law that will 100% accurately and precisely determine who will use what and where and when, and the problem of violence, both gun and other object, will be solved.

The problem is if we succeed, then EVERYONE will want to move here only to trash perfection, and then we’d need more laws.

pat
pat
Reply to  danvalenti
10 months ago

The legal gun owners are the one’s I worry about because they honestly bought their guns, but they will be the first people to have their guns taken away under a tyrannical government.

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fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  levitan
10 months ago

With regards your challenge…. have you tried to purchase any radioisotopes lately? Can’t even get them at Big Lots.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  fizzlehead
10 months ago

In other words, “gun control” attached to any phrase such as “gun control Act”, “Pro-gun control “. “Anti-gun control” is an oxymoron. Every political act in the name of ‘gun control’ does two things: induces people – even those who hate guns – to purchase guns (which never wear out see above) and seems to cause even more criminals to break laws they for which they never get charged.

Also, if you, Fizz, need a revolver and find the laws complex, ask Hunter’s sister. She is looking for someone to take Hunter’s car-gun off her hands and she appreciates gun laws. She borrowed Hunter’s car, found his responsibly stowed .38 in an unlocked glove compartment. So, being especially responsible, she tossed Hunter’s gun in a dumpster (proper disposal! The garbage man never misses a stop), but a homeless man irresponsibly found it, gave it to the police, who maybe gave it back to the Biden family. (‘You lost a gun?”) So I guess the Bidens, busy following gun laws, are looking for a legal way to divest.

I’d give her a call, but follow ATF restrictions on interstate transfers of handguns. I know of a cop who thought he could save $25 on a glock by purchasing out of state and wound up in the slammer.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  levitan
10 months ago

Apparently I have upset you by what I thought was a rather inconsequential question. If you continue to act out and the first responders are called to address your hostility, please do not answer the door with a knife in your hand. Try to remain calm and just tell them fizzlehead touched a nerve and that you are going to lie down for a while.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  fizzlehead
10 months ago

Sorry I gave that impression. I was giving examples of why gun control just doesn’t work. My illustrations: the misguided cop who tried to take advantage of a price advantage in a neighboring state (the gun was legal for him to purchase- just not there) and the Bidens: hunter leaving guns unsecured and up for grabs, sister gives it away, Joe: ” just shoot through the door” which is not legal in most states

I work slow. Not ready to move into the next step. We have laws. The laws are named for gun control. This is what we need to understand. I suggest we start with definitions for gun, control, and then gun control.

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fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  levitan
10 months ago

But there are those who are hard fighting background checks for mentally ill persons and criminals. They do not want back ground checks on anyone. That seems ridiculous to me.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  fizzlehead
9 months ago

Are you certain? I think that you may be conflating background checks with registration.

Bleak House
Bleak House
Reply to  Pat
10 months ago

Complete nonsense.

Hated Taxpayer
Hated Taxpayer
Reply to  Bleak House
10 months ago

McDonough what he wrote makes perfect sense

Jon Melle
Jon Melle
10 months ago

Joe Biden called Putin a KILLER & a BUTCHER & said Putin cannot remain in power. Joe Biden’s hostile words won’t win him the Nobel Peace Prize, but we may get vaporized in WW3 nuclear war. Joe Biden also threatened China’s Xi with WW3 over China’s threat to invade Taiwan. Things went from conflict to no adults in the room of Superpowers. Wall Street is making a financial killing off of war, & Joe Biden took in more $$$$ from Wall Street than any other political candidate in 2020. Please connect the dots! Don’t forget about Hunter Biden, too.

Onota Blowaway
Onota Blowaway
Reply to  Jon Melle
10 months ago

When Biden talks come it’s like walking on eggshells And that’s on a teleprompter!.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Onota Blowaway
10 months ago

cue cards of answers prepared for reporters’ questions given in advance.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Jon Melle
10 months ago

You voted for the Biden Crime Family.

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

True dat, my friend Mr. Fritz. I thought 50 years in the Swamp would be better than our crazy uncle, but there wasn’t a viable third party candidate to vote for in 2020.

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

And guess what? The imbecile you voted for is considering taking away health care from veterans in order to provide health care for illegal aliens flooding across the open border.

You really screwed up in supporting this anti-American turd! He’s destroying the country!

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/03/report-biden-administration-considering-pulling-health-care-veterans-treat-illegal-aliens/

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
10 months ago

Yah, Biden broke down my back door this morning and tore up my V.A. medical card. And then he said he was going to do away with our military so they could not even think about getting health care. You sure are on top of the Biden stuff Fritz. Keep em coming.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  fizzlehead
10 months ago

FIVE thumbs down but it is all true and you know it. Tucker was here and seen the whole thing. Just ask him.
Plus, globalist this and globalist that and blah blah as well

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
10 months ago

Why would you vote for someone you don’t want?

YT
YT
10 months ago
YT
YT
Reply to  danvalenti
10 months ago

Friend of the Moon

YT
YT
Reply to  danvalenti
10 months ago

Wally

Ham Anex
Ham Anex
Reply to  YT
10 months ago

Good stuff . Funny.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
10 months ago

Dan, you might have hit gold with Ricky’s Rumpus. I found out there is a reason for the crater sized potholes in this vibrant, dynamic, and inclusive, city. They are known as “Progressive Speed Bumps.” Not only does it help with a cleaner environment, but it’s also safer for the children.

According to the Progressive Dictionary: Progressive Speed Bumps, aka-Ricky’s Rumpus: are potholes designed to slow traffic down. The larger the pothole, the less need for traffic enforcement by the police. This eliminates POC getting shot and killed by the police, simply for being POC. Ricky’s Rumpus will also remove vehicles from the roads by damaging them, thus saving on emissions. Less traffic and less construction work/workers, equal a cleaner environment. This will make people use government funded transportation.

Ricky’s Rumpus is not only environmentally friendlier than smooth, paved roads, but it is also safer for the children. The less traffic, means children of color can safely play in the streets.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
10 months ago

Government funded transportation is dangerous during a pandemic. Private vehicles saved millions of lives. Public transportation is also dangerous when crime is out of control. The situation of the elderly and public transportation is even worse. Half of the year or more has terrible weather in the Berkshires which isn’t waiting for public transportation friendly. Will the elites also be taking public transportation? No, I didn’t think so. That will only be the fate of we the people making sacrifices for climate change. The globalists want control over us. Even they don’t believe in climate change.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
10 months ago

No wonder why there are three candidates – Incumbent Andrea Harrington, and challengers Tim Shugrue and Robert Sullivan – running for Berkshire County District Attorney. The winner will earn more public pay and perks than Governor Charlie Baker. It must be nice to be politically connected and powerful in the corrupt Commonwealth of Massachusetts!

State’s payroll costs on sharp incline | News | eagletribune.com

PolicerReportWhereareyou
PolicerReportWhereareyou
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
10 months ago

They make more money as defense attornies and have the highest success rate in the history of the DA’s office with Harrington in the job. They’re doing it for civic duty and many many many of us applaud them.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  PolicerReportWhereareyou
10 months ago

6-figure public pay AND PERKS: Health Insurance, Public Pension, Slush Fund accounts, patronage jobs, political clout, etcetera….

Gobsig
Gobsig
10 months ago

Word has it that Tyer and Bouvier will eat scooter pies at the roll out of the scooter program.

Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  Gobsig
10 months ago

Squeaky would look good on a scooter. They can go the wrong way without penalty and you don’t need a license.

You Decide
You Decide
Reply to  Gobsig
10 months ago

Does anyone know the names of the people or business s that will actually reap the financial rewards of this program? Nothing happens in Pittsfield without somebody making a nice chunk of money. Anyone looking under the hood of this new venture or is it another expensive dog park designed to spill cash to special interests?

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  You Decide
10 months ago

Illegal aliens and refugees w/o drivers licenses?

You Decide
You Decide
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
10 months ago

But where are the bikes coming from? Who owns them? Who will collect the rent money?

Fat Tyer
Fat Tyer
Reply to  You Decide
10 months ago

Barry’s EBike-O-Rama. They lease the seats from Richard Stanley just so you know.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  danvalenti
10 months ago

Did they name the Stanley business park after him because his theater seats were so comfortable?

The school committee
The school committee
10 months ago

STOP letting utilities cut our roads.They are not repairing them correctly..They are everywhere.Deborah ave must have 8 utility cuts that are sinking below the road.

pothole
pothole
Reply to  The school committee
10 months ago

Stop them? what happens if your sewer backs up or the pipe collapses? don’t fix it? I agree they should be held accountable to repair correctly but who is going to enforce that?

School committee
School committee
Reply to  pothole
10 months ago

Of course not.The road is to be returned to like new condition.They are not being checked when completed.

The school committee
The school committee
10 months ago

Has Rep Smitty brought one job to the Bershires?Bouvier?

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

No & No

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  The school committee
10 months ago

Tricia Farley-Country Buffet (D) does more important work TSC, than helping her constituents.

Don’t you remember she championed getting illegal aliens drivers licenses. This way, they could drive unregistered and uninsured, but at least they had a DL.

Lenny
Lenny
10 months ago

When will the DA’s office have a press conference on the police shooting incident? The victim’s obit is in today’s paper. He owned a therapy dog so he obviously had issues. An earlier article said the victim was Dominican. Illegal alien?

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Lenny
10 months ago

I’m curious what breed his “therapy dog” was?

I’m going with kind, gentle, Pitbull.

PolicerReportWhereareyou
PolicerReportWhereareyou
Reply to  Lenny
10 months ago

Be sure to ask where the gun charges case against Estrella went, the one with a 2/12 year mandatory and the dangerousness hearing.

laughingstock
laughingstock
Reply to  PolicerReportWhereareyou
10 months ago

While you’re at it, ask if holding someone for lying to police merits 4 years in jail.

laughingstock
laughingstock
Reply to  Lenny
10 months ago

When we have a real district attorney.

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  laughingstock
10 months ago

After the next election.

Namaste
Namaste
10 months ago

Re: Nieves sentence: 20-25 years. For sure he will do the bottom number – truth in sentencing requires it. Note: prosecutor Yorlano one of the few in the office who worked for Capeless/ Cacc. Competent and experienced. A solid sentence for Nieves and a win thanks to Yorlano.
Re: Ricky’s Rumpus – Honestly, the best. I laugh every time I read it. Thank you. The pot holes on East Street are exceptional. Ironic too – since that’s the road that leads the way to my favorite auto body place – Pro Finish.
Re: Motorized two-wheel scooters- Just say no. Please. I guess seeing pedestrians dodge these scooters adds to the exciting atmosphere of vibrant, dynamic Pittsfield.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  danvalenti
10 months ago

Or taking Dan, if it’s from the vehicles: fenders, hubcaps, tire debris…

MrsMiaWallace
MrsMiaWallace
Reply to  Namaste
10 months ago

Joe Yorlano is an excellent trial attorney, hired and trained by Capeless/Cacc.

Romex
Romex
10 months ago

Miggy aspired to be an electrician, not just a gang-banger.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
10 months ago

The politically connected in Massachusetts get to be on the public payroll with 6-figure and even 7-figure taxpayer-funded pay and perks. The proverbial Jon Melle and Patrick Fennell get to buy state lottery tickets, and so on. The career politicians in Massachusetts mostly receive 6-figure public pay and perks, while the taxpayers pay for systemically underfunded public education and public services. Is that the way government is supposed to work? Instead of the government serving the people and taxpayers, the proverbial Jon Melle and Patrick Fennell pay for DISSERVICES from the well compensated politically connected and career politicians. When will “Business as usual” ever end in government?

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

Do you have a job, Jon? It is not the government’s job to provide a living for scam artists.

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

Thanks, Mr. Fritz. I served our country honorably and I am a disabled Veteran.

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

Yes you did Jon.

Sgt. Bazooka
Sgt. Bazooka
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
10 months ago

Best damn potato peeler in the armed forces

School committee
School committee
Reply to  Sgt. Bazooka
10 months ago

This Trump humping republican blog does not respect your service as a military veteran.Trump had zero respect for the miltary.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  School committee
10 months ago

You’re correct TSC. Because it was Trump who left Americans behind in Afghanistan…….oh, wait the wasn’t Trump, it was your “leader” Xi Xiden who did that.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  School committee
10 months ago

BTW-TSC, you never answered from a previous post, how do you feel about Hillary and the DNC spying on a sitting President?

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
9 months ago

JM – I just can’t picture you and pat f together in the same room.

News Flash
News Flash
10 months ago

Psaki is going to work for MSNBC, officially, in a few months. They are hammering out the details.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  News Flash
10 months ago

I like her. She proved that that job could be done without lying through her teeth like some others.

Hoyt Clagwell
Hoyt Clagwell
Reply to  fizzlehead
10 months ago

You can’t lie through your teeth if you talk out your ass.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Hoyt Clagwell
10 months ago

Some can only talk via gas expelled from the rectum……

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 months ago

Leave him alone MT…prolly can’t help it

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 months ago

It always gets weird with rectums and transgenders and gays when Republicans express themselves….for some reason they start and end their day with thoughts on hate for people and their body parts

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Hoyt Clagwell
10 months ago

and you know this from personal experience I assume

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  News Flash
10 months ago

She was too smart to be answering FOX setup questions that are really just stupid but that’s their viewership.From there they go to a prostrate commercial..lol

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
10 months ago

Here comes the New World Order, fast-tracked…..
Energy &food shortages, new money system, and the Biden regime is all in!

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/03/bombshell-video-economist-world-government-summit-says-new-financial-world-order-shift-dramatic-new-direction/

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

Joe Biden & the Democrats on Capitol Hill passed the largest federal spending bill(s) in U.S. history. With all of the Biden Buck$ out there, how could there be shortages? The over $10 trillion in federal money must have gone to the Biden “Crime” Family and their partners in corruption.

Sean Sullivan
Sean Sullivan
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
10 months ago

YOU VOTED FOR THEM

School committee
School committee
Reply to  Sean Sullivan
10 months ago

Trump was simply crooked and incompetent…..You men love his racism

joetaxpayer
joetaxpayer
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
10 months ago

Mele mania ! Mele diarrhea. Mele madness, Mele being Mele. Either way it’s too much Mele. 1 post one day, please.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  joetaxpayer
10 months ago

Happy Spring to you!

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

The Home Depot has rented out millions of square feet of storage facilities to buy as much lumber as possible to corner the market on lumber creating higher profits and gouging to disrupt the housing market….2x4s prices are HDs fault not Bidens….Trump Humpers hate laws and regulations until they find out Republicans are screwing them.Raise your hand if you believe the lie?Raise it high

joetaxpayer
joetaxpayer
Reply to  The school committee
10 months ago

Biden’s war on Oil and Coal is the reason everything us going up. Give him credit, he told everyone that was his plan before the election.

School committee
School committee
Reply to  joetaxpayer
10 months ago

WAR ?….Why is burning coal so important to you?

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
Reply to  The school committee
9 months ago

So the tariffs and closing of the Canadian oil pipeline which Biden did has nothing to do with the shortage of imported lumbe? TDS I think you are too far over the edge to be saved. My suggestion is take a year sabbatical away from all electronic devices, don’t read anything and try to live like a monk, better your inner soul. Come back in a year and see how things are, really!

levitan
levitan
Reply to  The school committee
9 months ago

It’s not profitable bus practice to buy excess inventory. Excess is subject to waste, spoilage, loss, and undercount. Storage alone takes space – costly and generates lost opportunity for generating profit from the value of time (how many times can you flip the same dollar in a month. Not even once if you are storing inv)

If HD is stocking up, it means they anticipate impending shortages. Lumber is about 30% sales, at least 30% floor space.

Last edited 9 months ago by levitan
Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
10 months ago

It’s horrific. People don’t realize what these wealthy elites are getting us into. Not being able to buy or sell without their permission. Total control over what we spend. This is “Mark of the Beast” territory as written in the Bible.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
10 months ago

NOT coming to Pittsfield any time soon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0o9kvixL50

You Decide
You Decide
10 months ago

What IS coming to Pittsfield
iBERKSHIRES STORY EXCERPT
The scooters will arrive around mid-April and will be disbursed in places where they are likely to be utilized. There will be 20 to 30 at first and 50 to 75 as time goes on. 
 
Those with a valid driver’s license can reserve a scooter at a cost of one dollar for the base ride plus 39 cents per minute. 
 
39 cents per minute?? Well that eliminates anybody on social security, or any low income people. It may be cheaper to take an Uber because that is $23 per hour

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  danvalenti
10 months ago
Nutso Ezridah
Nutso Ezridah
Reply to  You Decide
10 months ago

How stupid is this idea? Is my grandma going to hop on a scooter? Dum dumbs

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Nutso Ezridah
10 months ago

Or worse yet, DUM DUM tyer will increase the pickpocket tax and force taxpayers to pay for her grannies on scooters DUM DUM idea. DUM DUM tyer’s legacy to Pittsfield, Taxpayer funded Grannies on Scooters and tyer’s At-Home Improvement program funded by tyer Picking the Pockets of Taxpayers. And let’s not forget, as if we could, DUM DUM tyer’s hazardous road obstacles program, forcibly funded by taxpayers who hate all of DUM DUM tyer’s nefarious plots to rip off the taxpayers.

Nutso Ezridah
Nutso Ezridah
Reply to  You Decide
10 months ago

39 cents a minute? These people crazy?

Evil Roofer
Evil Roofer
Reply to  You Decide
10 months ago

What’s the speed on these bad boys?

Boot Scoot
Boot Scoot
Reply to  Evil Roofer
10 months ago

Could someone post more about the scooters include a pic.

The Ghost Of Krol’s Marriage
The Ghost Of Krol’s Marriage
Reply to  Evil Roofer
10 months ago

15 miles per hour

The Ghost Of Krol’s Marriage
The Ghost Of Krol’s Marriage
Reply to  You Decide
10 months ago

Cool April Fools Joke
Those are more expensive than NYC prices! The citibike program in NYC charges $0.23 a minute and that’s for a bike with storage
I’m goning to bet that, half the bikes are stolen or broken in a year. At least one will end up in a body of water like silver lake. And that the bike lane champion will make $45k or more plus bennies as a consultant.

You Decide
You Decide
Reply to  The Ghost Of Krol’s Marriage
10 months ago

Is there a hidden part to this story? Like is the city going to rent a couple of dozen a day for their employees? Will downtown Inc. be renting some for tourists? Will taxpayers ultimately get in the back door? This thing just does not pass the smell test, especially since this is Pittsfield where everything has a catch.
Can I rent one and then take it up to the Springside Park bike trail and hammer the hell out of it?

The Ghost Of Krol’s Marriage
The Ghost Of Krol’s Marriage
Reply to  You Decide
10 months ago

These are scooters, not even bikes. They won’t operate at night, the city gets fifteen cents per minute as part of a “deal”. Another company will be hired to actually maintain the scooters.
They won’t run at night, they will stop operating out of their boundary area.

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
Reply to  You Decide
9 months ago

Where did those greenhouses go that were put out for the restaurant’s? Does anyone know? It should have been easy to see whoever stole them

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  You Decide
10 months ago

Fuck the scooter program, fix the fucking roads!

PolicerReportWhereareyou
PolicerReportWhereareyou
10 months ago

What is the reason for Andrea Harrington to be at a missing person press conference?

A. She doesn’t know a thing about her job
B. To get publicity
C. To send her regards?
D. All of the above

If you were there you could read the room and see othes wondering the same thing, why is Harrington here? Then, at 7:19 a reporter asked the question that should have been asked far more often this year. What is the district attorney doing at this event? The DA never attends missing persons investigations and since there is no sign of criminal activity why is this district attorney here and speaking at this event? To help the state police? Her wishywashy response makes it clear that her job is getting elected, that’s it.

https://wnyt.com/berkshire-mass-news/meghan-marohn-missing-shaker-high-teacher-colonie-albany-county-searching-in-berkshire-county/6434996/?cat=10114

Al A. Bye
Al A. Bye
Reply to  PolicerReportWhereareyou
10 months ago

Harrington is nothing but a political opportunist. We warned you about her.

BY LETTER TO THE EDITOR
POSTED ON NOVEMBER 13, 2021

To the editor:
It was surprising to see Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington attending the Eagle Mill groundbreaking ceremony in Lee on Wednesday. Am not sure what role she plays in getting the much-needed reconstruction started and completed. Given the recent news of her department making a sophomoric legal error (withholding evidence from the defense), one would think that she would be at her office teaching her assistants legal protocol. Apparently, publicity is much more important.
J.A. Beacco Jr.
Lee

Mal
Mal
Reply to  PolicerReportWhereareyou
10 months ago

She is a joke. Literally. Any way but wrong way.

Lenny
Lenny
10 months ago

The Eagle has devoted two pages to “Miggy” including a half page picture of him on the front page followed by a page of glowing testimonials from friends & family. Then, in the Opinion section, the Eagle editor states that he will not “prejudge the outcome of that probe and we urge others to do the same to avoid unnecessarily turning the temperature up while the city is already on edge.”

My three points 1) isn’t the Eagle already taking sides by presenting Miggy as an angel of light? 2) is the city really on edge? I’m sleeping well at night knowing this perp isn’t running around with fellow perp David Moody or drunkenly carrying a knife around his neighborhood.
3) what about the officer who shot him? How is he doing?

A big shout out to our police force for keeping us safe despite a progressive DA and her radical political agenda.

And one more question – is he a legal citizen or an illegal immigrant?

Last edited 10 months ago by Lenny
joetaxpayer
joetaxpayer
Reply to  Lenny
10 months ago

Couldn’t agree more. Although I have to give the Eagle credit, they have a policy to only give one side of a story and they are sticking to it. Politics, Climate change, and Liberals agendas, one sided. Hopefully in the future they only print once a week, and eventually go out of business.

gotcha22
gotcha22
Reply to  Lenny
10 months ago

Yeah the eagle did a real service to the community here contributing to anti police sentiment when people were doing their jobs.

You Decide
You Decide
Reply to  Lenny
10 months ago

Might it increase readership and paper sales if things got hairy?

joetaxpayer
joetaxpayer
Reply to  You Decide
10 months ago

The best way to increase readership is to have articles with opposing view points. All of the writers at the Eagle and the wire articles they publish are slanted to there agendas. For starters they should hire Mr. Valenti, although I don’t think they could afford him.

Get Lit
Get Lit
Reply to  joetaxpayer
10 months ago

I’m pretty sure nothing happens without the approval of the Prez. Including this blog.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  joetaxpayer
9 months ago

They should bring back Conor Berry, who broke the story on the gay mafia, etc

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
10 months ago

Are the Pittsfield cops who responded to the first 911 calls for help the same dynamic trigger-happy cops who responded to the second rounds of 911 calls for help? Calls for HELP for a loved one in distress, that culminated in a murder by cops. A week and several hours later, and still the identity of the shooter, known to the police, hasn’t been named.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  The City I Hate
9 months ago

Justifiable homicide all day long pal.

The Ghost of Krol’s Marriage
The Ghost of Krol’s Marriage
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
9 months ago

DA Harrington has already been told by her political consultants to find in favor of the police.

Kidding me?
Kidding me?
Reply to  The Ghost of Krol’s Marriage
9 months ago

I don’t believe Andrea gets to make any finding.

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
Reply to  The City I Hate
9 months ago

Who shot Ashley? Are they being tried for murder?

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

I agree with you, especially about Hunter Biden! Why did Joe Biden run for Prez with all of his “crime” family’s baggage and corruption? Joe Biden doesn’t even acknowledge his love granddaughter who Hunter Biden tried to weasel out of paying child support for if not for a court-ordered paternity test, and Hunter Biden still says that he has no memory of his stripper woman partner he impregnated. Joe Biden should be a loving grandfather to his unwanted granddaughter, and it shows his real character for always avoiding the young child. Politicians such as Joe Biden and Bill Clinton say wonderful Democratic Party words, but those phony Presidents don’t practice what they preach. The federal Judge in NYC upheld Ghislaine Maxwell’s felony convictions, while the estimated 215 men – including Bill Clinton – who allegedly sexually abused and raped 14-year-old and up to 17-years-old sexually trafficked girls all still go uncharged. Hunter Biden’s many alleged tax fraud, money laundering, and so on alleged crimes all still go uncharged. It is always the women such as Martha Stewart and Ghislaine Maxwell, respectively, who pay for their crimes, while the big wheels – mostly wealthy and powerful men – on Wall Street, especially from 2007 – 2009, as well as the U.K.’s Prince Andrew, Bill Clinton and Bill Gates, never pay for their alleged crimes. The ELITES on Wall Street, in the Swamp, and overseas get to do what ever the Hell they want, while the rest of us have to pay for their baggage and alleged crimes. It is all very unfair and WRONG!

Pat
Pat
10 months ago

These electric scooters are terrifying. Aren’t these the same scooters that were causing people to literally go off cliffs because they couldn’t stop them? Anyone over 40 is in serious trouble with these contraptions. Even young people were dying because they couldn’t control them. All of this to satisfy the climate change freaks.

Major Major
Major Major
Reply to  Pat
10 months ago

This scooter outfit clearly didn’t inspect our roads. Last place in the world you would want to ride those things.

Certified Funk
Certified Funk
Reply to  danvalenti
9 months ago

Let them do it Dan. These millennials won’t bother us either when this thing implodes in front of their eyes. One question?who exactly will actually pay 39 cents a minute? And where are these crashcycles supposed to be used?

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Certified Funk
9 months ago

Unfortunately Barry won’t be able to ride one at 3AM.

Al A. Bye
Al A. Bye
Reply to  danvalenti
9 months ago

Nanosecond: the length of time from scooter launch to one landing in Silver Lake.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  danvalenti
9 months ago

SIS fender bender

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Pat
9 months ago

Right off the cliff for sure.
Pat, I was riding one once in a parking lot just to try it out and all of a sudden I went off a cliff just like you said. And it just happened to be my 41st birthday and no one had warned me about the over 40 danger. Turns out that a bunch of liberal globalists had tampered with the steering mechanism in their efforts to control the world order. Thanks for getting the word out so that we do not loose even more good people.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  fizzlehead
9 months ago

Read Dan’s report tomorrow on these dangerous scooters and maybe you will think differently.

Major Major
Major Major
Reply to  fizzlehead
9 months ago

The mayor has had years to address the problem of dangerous cliffs in Pittsfield. Unacceptable.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Major Major
9 months ago

and all she has done is to move the edges closer to the people wtf

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
10 months ago

Hello Erin Leahy at Act on Mass,

Thank you for this week’s political email about Beacon Hill lawmakers doing DISSERVICES against the people and taxpayers of Massachusetts.  

The State House Ways and Means Committee is working on Governor Charlie Baker’s proposed fiscal year 2023 Massachusetts state budget, but they will not be holding public hearings with public testimony this Spring/year (2022) to hear from the people and taxpayers who are paying for their excessive around $50 billion annual spending plan. They are accepting written comments only (that will be thrown in the proverbial trash can). The state budget is the biggest bill of the session/year. The career politician gave no explanation for eliminating public hearings/testimony.

Lyft and Uber are pushing Beacon Hill lawmakers to pass anti-worker legislation so that the private contractors won’t be vested with workers’ legal rights, benefits and compensation. Please tell the career politicians to pass the same legislation for themselves that they will pass on behalf of Lyft and Uber.

The Commission’s report on people working from home should note that Beacon Hill lawmakers hardly work, but some critics get upset when one uses the word “work” to write about their part-time employment.

Chapter 90 state aid for road repair is underfunded by around 40 percent. When a driver hits a pothole, please send a thank you note to your useless State Representative in Boston.

The Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth holds rally on State House steps. Everyone should/must be legally entitled to equal rights under law.

Beacon Hill lawmakers vote against Sunshine Laws rules reforms for decades, and they use loopholes to get away with barely working – again, using the word “work” is inaccurate – and not having all of their votes recorded for the public.

Best wishes,

Jonathan Melle

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
9 months ago

Hello Patrick Fennell,

In response to your first political email, the ELITES never pay for their alleged crimes, especially the financial elites on Wall Street and the ruling elites in the Swamp.

….(edited)….

As for women, minorities, the disabled, and so on, there should/must be equal rights under law. When I stood trial by jury in the State of New Hampshire in early-2010 whereby the Hillsborough County District Attorney’s Office in Manchester wrongfully indicted me on two state felonies from mid-2007 to early-2010, the prosecutor named Brett Harpster, whom I derisively called Brett HarpsTERD, said in open court before the Judge and Jury that my defense was playing the mental health card. What a jerk! It has been court precedence for nearly one century to enter my mental health condition(s) as evidence and testimony, but I was openly discriminated against as a person who is a disabled Veteran who serve our country honorably by the State of New Hampshire, which violated ALL of my legal rights to convict me of two misdemeanors, which the State of New Hampshire thankfully annulled in mid-2019. I love our country, but I fear my government when they are wrong and/or indifferent like how they treated me many years ago now.

As for the homosexual and the like/similar movement(s), I believe all American Citizens and Citizens of the World should have equal legal rights under law.  As for the government, I believe that politicians and bureaucrats should stay as far away from public education as legally and politically possible. If they really cared about children and public education, then it wouldn’t be systemically underfunded for generations. The government is racist and very greedy, and most career politicians only care about the Almighty Dollar and power so they will be reelected for decades on end. After they retire from being corrupt career politicians, they collect their public pensions and perks and go onto be greedy registered lobbyists, or….(edited)….multimillionaire marijuana drug dealers.

Best wishes,

Jonathan A. Melle

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
9 months ago

JM public education has been over funded for over 50 years

Received/Over
Received/Over
9 months ago

“Just like heaven. Ever’body wants a little piece of lan'(d).” [ ] and [ ] dream is of a place where “nobody gonna hurt nobody nor steal from ’em.”
~Of Mice and Men

The Ghost of Krol’s Marriage
The Ghost of Krol’s Marriage
9 months ago

I guess she hasn’t figured out that by law she has to? That if there’s criminal case all evidence collected is considered exculpatory? She’s never heard of the Brady Rule I’m gonna bet.

“District Attorney Andrea Harrington has pledged to release a report and underlying documentation including witness interviews and video collected in connection with her office’s investigation into the fatal shooting of Miguel Estrella by an unidentified Pittsfield police officer.”

Wakeupcandvote
Wakeupcandvote
Reply to  The Ghost of Krol’s Marriage
9 months ago

You’re mixing things up a bit Ghost, but the more important story is, this is an abrupt about face for Harrington. She has pledged to follow the actual law regarding public records requests IF there is a criminal case. That’s a big IF. There will likely be no criminal case. This pledge is laughable because it is unlike in the past when she was caught – by the Eagle! in the Simon’s Rick hate crime hoax. It’s a bit embarassing the reporter missed the opportunity to make that link. Regardless, Harrington seems to have finally learned the lesson that trying to hide things that will hurt you politically will cause you more political harm. She needs to get better at politics if that’s the game she is going to play.

laughingstock
laughingstock
Reply to  Wakeupcandvote
9 months ago

Nonsense, Harrington is counting on low turnout and voter stupidity, a model that worked before.

BlackLiesMatter
BlackLiesMatter
Reply to  The Ghost of Krol’s Marriage
9 months ago

So is she now going to release the full investigative file concerning the Black Lies Matter Smollet style hoax at Simmons rock? Or are persons of color exempt??????

Al A. Bye
Al A. Bye
Reply to  BlackLiesMatter
9 months ago

The files you want to see and never will involve Harrington’s appalling treatment of domestic violence cases. They are dismissed ALL THE TIME. You would have had to be in court over the past 3 years to see what an incredible travesty it has been. This comes from the DA who “pledged” her deep concern for victims of domestic abuse. She has done the exact opposite. You can get confirmation of this from any defense attorney. Whether they will go on the record and risk ending the gravy train is another matter.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
9 months ago

As a taxpaying resident of Ward 2, the very ward that since this Administration has been in office has had to cope with a massive increase in traffic due to pot shops, a skunk stench air filled cultivating business and over 600 addicts a day going to the methadone clinic, only one street is listed for full repair this year. The two other locations are partial basically patch jobs. The one street is Smith Street, ironically there are NO businesses or residences (taxpayers) on that street. This street is across the street from Mayor Tyrant’s buddy’s new firehouse apartments that taxpayers have already given tiffs to! This paving project must be so that residents of this new 4 apartment building can look out their windows at a nice little street. Drove down this short street today and there are about 4 small pot holes. Meanwhile, most streets in Ward 2 are in desperate need of repair. Ward 2 has been ignored for going on 6 years now. Is this due to the fact that between Councilor Morandi and now Councilor Kronick the Mayor does not like the fact that they try to fight for the taxpayers wishes and not hers! How blatant can her snub of Ward 2 be? Shameful of this Administration. Also, still wonder how the excise tax is being spent and also how much pot money is coming into the City and where it is being spent?

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Merry & Bright
9 months ago

MB:This did not slip by me and believe me there are a lot of angry people mad at the Mayor. So much for a ‘fair share’ and ‘equity’ for Ward 2 including Morningside. We got just 3% split between East St and Smith – neither residential. Check my Facebook page this week for details.

laughingstock
laughingstock
9 months ago

The scooters are a great addition to the Harrington policy against prosecuting shoplifting. It’s an instant getaway vehicle for larceny over $250.

Fat Tyer
Fat Tyer
9 months ago

If I shot and murdered someone, would the DA, police, and newspaper not release my name for days, weeks?

BlueLivesMatter
BlueLivesMatter
Reply to  Fat Tyer
9 months ago

No. And protocol calls for the release of the officers names and basic info such as years of service, rank, position, etc within a few days, absent a compelling reason to the contrary.

Guy
Guy
Reply to  BlueLivesMatter
9 months ago

Such as ?

BlueLivesMatter
BlueLivesMatter
Reply to  Guy
9 months ago

I have no idea, nor do I work for the Pittsfield police, nor do I have any inside knowledge. I just play a cop on television. However, a quick Google search backs up what I said – basic facts should be released.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/in-fatal-shootings-by-police-1-in-5-officers-names-go-undisclosed/2016/03/31/4bb08bc8-ea10-11e5-b0fd-073d5930a7b7_story.html

https://www.theiacp.org/sites/default/files/2018-08/OIS_IP_Trifold_Web.pdf

JoePesci
JoePesci
Reply to  BlueLivesMatter
9 months ago

So why isn’t the Boring Broadsheet asking the police or da DA who was involved? Why aren’t they asking for a copy of the policy on this?

JoeFriday
JoeFriday
Reply to  BlueLivesMatter
9 months ago

The most compelling reason not to is officer safety, and there is case law that says names do not have to be released if there are threats against officers – this was a California case however. Bottom line is officer safety is the most likely reason.

Stella Vanasqeechinova
Stella Vanasqeechinova
Reply to  JoeFriday
9 months ago

I googled tasers as being only forty percent effective? Surprised two tasers weren’t very effective. Another question is who monitors the taser and it strength and safety? What was voltage capacity of each?

Landed
Landed
9 months ago

Bird is the word