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KRONICK & ‘THE FOUR’ TRY TO STOP TYER’S DOUBLE-DIGIT RATE HIKES ON WATER and SEVER; SIX IN HER POCKET THWART THEM … AND WHERE WAS KAVEY? DID HE KAVE?

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY MARcH 14, 2020) — 6-4.

6-4.

6-4.

Stuck record.

Ground Hog’s Day.

Deja vu, all over again.

Same old same old.

Those were the identical votes, from the identical sixes and fours, at last week’s city council meeting, where Our Right Honorable Good Friends debated the Tyer Administration’s proposed, double-digit hikes in the water and sewer rates.

THE PLANET is sure you’re shocked — shocked! — to learn that these rubber stampers rubber stamped the draconian hikes.

The mayor submitted four “Orders” to establish water and sewer rates for FY22 and FY23. Tyer’s Fairweather Six — Peters Marchetti and White, Kevin Sherman, Jim Conant, Earl Persip, and Dina Lampiasi — did their boss proud, each approving rate hikes of 10% and 12% for the two years, respectively. The Fearless Four — Charles Kronick, Kevin Warren, Tony Maffuccio, and Karen Kaliowsly — fought hard by in vain for Mary Jane and Joe Kapanski.

Kronick, who has the Peter O’Toole role in Valenti Films’ remake of Lawrence of Arabia, combines an O’Toolian glint of the eyes with the beguiling and halting manner of Jerry Lewis in The Absent-Minded Professor (minus the buck teeth). THE PLANET pegs him as the council’s rising star mantle (although no one,


 

“You guys aren’t making the hard decisions. You’re making the easy decisions. Let’s find a way not to raises the rates.” If ever there was an applause line, that’s the one.” Councilor Kalinowsky, burying Councilor White for the latter’s remark that raising the rates on taxpayers was the “hard” and “responsible” decision.


Kronick came to the meeting having done his research, presenting a convincing argument for Tyer using a small fraction (12%) of the “free” ARPA grant money from the Feds for COVID-related losses. It amounts to north of $40 million. His plan would have lowered the increase to 3% for each year. Should use the allowed $10 million and had ZERO increases, to which Kalinowsky made passing reference.

“My goal was to give all parties, mayor and councilors, a plan that would gore no one’s ox and protect homeowners, renters [and small businesses],” Kronick told THE PLANET. “There is also this truth. When public money (grant) is taken by political office, those responsible for administering it ‘forget’ that it is not their money. So, I am not surprised by the resistance, but I did hope that I could sway at least one good man.”

How true, how blue.

Good thought, that, but the cemented, pre-arranged stances from the other side could not be budged. The Six simply weren’t listening and plainly didn’t care.

———- ooo ———-

The Ward 2 councilor told THE PLANET he “was astonished” by what he witnessed from the dais Tuesday night.

“I spoke to 6 empty chairs,” Kronick said, referring to the Unmoveable Six.  “One chair actually was empty [Patrick Kavey was a no-show], and the only way it would be mine in that meeting could only result from grave illness or personal catastrophe. And that is a story worth exploring. Kavey needs to answer for his absence.”
THE PLANET did have Kavey answer for his Invisible Man impression, which he pulled off in amazing fashion, so good, in fact, that he couldn’t be seen by Doppler Radar anywhere near 70 Allen Street.

THE PLANET had heard from multiple City Hall sources on both sides of the issue that Kavey had purposely ducked the meeting. The mayor’s side said it with a snicker and a nod-nod, wink-wink. The Four side said it with disgust.  That’s where it gets interesting. Sources said the politics of the vote “scared him away.” A “yes” vote would have resulted in fierce blowback from his Ward 5 constituents. A “no” vote would have raised the ire of the Powers That Be for his defiance. Sources said Kavey did not want to “piss [the bosses] off for fear of retaliation.” Kavey, they said, settled the Hobson’s Choice by simply not showing up — what they call “chickening out” on the street.

Kavey denied that he purposely ducked: “Whoever your source is, is mistaken,” Kavey told THE PLANET.  “I’ve made much more difficult decisions than a vote on our water and sewer rates since I’ve been on the council. I was working at a property in Windsor and my car wouldn’t turn over. I had to wait for a jump and arrived back into Pittsfield after they had made it through the agenda, including that agenda item. I was at the original meeting when we should have voted on it, but unfortunately a charter objection was made.” That last remark was a veiled swipe against Kronick, who made the objection so he and the other councilors could have more time to study the issue, made labyrinthian by the one-time Federal grant.
Kronick: “The 11 councilors all knew this meeting would demand research, consideration, and hard work. That challenge is why I called a Charter Objection [at the prior meeting]. I wanted significant time to learn what questions to ask, assemble data, and assess them.  Some did that work. Some didn’t. The labor to prepare was enormous culling multi-year data from varying sites, and I admit I did question my competence the prior week.” He did his homework, and it showed.”
Neither Tyer nor Water & Sewer commissioner/commiserator Ricardo Morales had satisfactory answers for Kronick’s probing questions. In fact, at one point, Marchetti told Kronick he had badgered the mayor enough. Poor call by the council prez. Public debate on an issue of yet more double-digit rate hikes needs to be as thorough, as barbed, and as repetitive as necessary so that vital information can be brought to light. That’s what Kronick tried to do with the mayor, but Marchetti ran interference. Later, when Marchetti shut down Tony Maffuccio’s reasonable questioning of Morales, the mayor (at least we think it was the mayor) could be heard off-camera yelling and shouting. Not a great look for her honor.

Kronick then took aim at the mayor.

“The mayor’s office did not complete an adequate ARPA needs review,” he told THE PLANET.  “Upon announcing the rate hike, it became clear that general financial stress is the background trauma caused by the two years of financial wrack/ruin. Tyer needs to adjust her plans, and the worst part of this hike is that enacting it now means less may be used to account for the impact of increase operating expenses on revenues and providing this immediate relief.”

There was no debate, Kronick said.  “I never experienced such apathy or interest anywhere except there. I could not get any interest in using just $5 million at most of ARPA to fund the enterprise fund, as allowed and therefore warranted by the Treasury, saving rate payers the hikes and further insulating them in these hard days. In fact, I think I saw one councilor even snicker at the reference.” Actually, there was debate. Kronick, Warren, Maffuccio, and Kalinowsky stated the case for lowering the rate hikes, but they would have done just as well talking to Pittsfield’s potholes.  All six who were acted as if they were in Tyer’s skirt pockets kept mum, literally. Marchetti, of course, is exempt as chair. White made the preposterous claim that in raising rates on struggling taxpayers, many of whom will be going under because of the onerous increases, he was “making the tough decisions” and “taking the responsible approach.” And is it just THE PLANET, or has White’ face been flattened into a pancake such that he could be used as a stand-in for Vladimir Putin? Kalinowsky tore White a new one, telling the cartoon superhero: “You guys aren’t making the hard decisions. You’re making the easy decisions. Let’s find a way not to raises the rates.” If ever there was an applause line, that’s the one.

Conant, Sherman, Lampaisi, and Persip uttered not one syllable, literally. They said a robotic “yes” to the rate hikes, as ordered, and that was it. That in itself was embarrassing. Conant clipped his hangnails, Sherman worked on his screenplay “Clint Eastwood Goes in Heat for a Werewolf,” Persip dreamed of lawn signs and dumpsters, and Lampiasi clipped coupons for free admission to the next Dom/Sub rave at Hotel on North. 

It was nice to see some intelligent pushback from The Four to the city’ rapacious, Putin-like crushing of the pocketbooks and wallets — to say nothing of the hearts and souls — of the forsaken and bedraggled Kapanskis.

“I never experienced such apathy or interest anywhere except there.”

Welcome to Pittsfield politics, Charles Ivar Kronick.

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“Everybody thinks it’s going to be different for them. The dinosaurs thought so, too”Kathryn Davis.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
10 months ago

It was another Done Deal in predictable Pittsfield politics. The proverbial Kapanski family will pay double digit water and sewer rate hikes for PCBs-tainted water and a toxic Housatonic River. Next up, Mayor Linda Tyer’s Spring municipal and public school district budget proposal this upcoming Spring. Pittsfield charges the proverbial Kapanski family top dollar, and in return they get Level 5 public schools, understaffed public safety departments, violent crime, potholes, and Kufflink’s excessive $lu$h Fund$. It is the worst of both worlds for Mary Jane and Joe Kapanski with Pittsfield politics. Along with the Lovely Linda’s administration sitting on tens of millions of dollars in cash, Beacon Hill’s career politicians are sitting on billions of dollars in cash. Why don’t the state and local career politicians use the government’s cash to fund these kinds of infrastructure projects? Lastly, I wish to congratulate the four Pittsfield City Councilors who questioned Mayor Linda Tyer’s double digit rate hikes during 40-year high U.S. inflation that is forcing low to moderate income city taxpayers to choose between paying City Hall versus paying their own bills.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
10 months ago

JM, you posted:
“Why don’t the state and local career politicians use the government’s cash to fund these kinds of infrastructure projects?”

The governments cash? It is not the government’s cash.The governments money is only that which was taken from the taxpayer. .

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  J2S
10 months ago

AGREED!!!!

Ricardo Pendajo
Ricardo Pendajo
10 months ago

Kerwood and Tyer have been lying about what ARPA funds could be used for. Kronick exposed them. That’s why Tyer threw such a hissy fit.

BlueLivesMatter
BlueLivesMatter
Reply to  Ricardo Pendajo
10 months ago

That’s right. All,of it could have gone for a new police station.

Charles I Kronick
Charles I Kronick
10 months ago

Two important points:

1) I also say, “people [all councilors] are complex, and judging them is an errant sport.”

2) Director Kerwood and Commissioner Morales came well prepared, were extremely open and thorough in providing me information in advance, and they behaved in professional manner. I caution readers from concluding otherwise. My objective remains insisting on exploration and adoption of resolutions that are consistent with their professional standards and respect the rate/taxpayers situations.

Last edited 10 months ago by Charles I Kronick
Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Charles I Kronick
10 months ago

I don’t trust Morales,, Tyer or Kerwood. Tyer puts her stench on anyone she touches.

Retreads in threeandfour
Retreads in threeandfour
Reply to  Charles I Kronick
10 months ago

Two points here. Valenti and Brady get better with age. And let there be no doubt Councilman Kronick is a formidable foe. But when Councilor Maffuccio was sent down in the blatant manner such as he was,it’s tough to respect anyone on the current council, seemingly always voting with this mayor.

They (duh six) don’t debate and they definitely don’t debate against the mayor when they do. It’s insidious that Petey Putin is in his unpteenth year and still hasn’t learned the definition of his task as city councilor,that’s to represent the taxpayer in his her ward, especially when an idea can save the taxpayer the burden of increases in taxes while at least trying ways to ease the burden.

But that takes work sometimes. Kronick had a great idea. Six councilors wouldn’t even look at it. Sad.

Ass Backwards
Ass Backwards
Reply to  Retreads in threeandfour
10 months ago

Petty Petey Putin. His way or the highway. Does he have a tattoo of the mayors face on his ass?
Are there any financial institutions in Pittsfield that benefit from all the borrowing for all the high scale projects the city is swimming in?

Didn’t Marchetti go on record as saying he would be in favor of a forensic audit? And if so why doesn’t he, for once, take responsibility and initiate one? Right now he is the face of Pittsfield inept government whether he likes it or not. He could turn the tide, (if he wanted to.) He really needs to give up his sycophant role and do the job he was elected to do. Be a man Pete.

Milt Plum
Milt Plum
Reply to  Retreads in threeandfour
10 months ago

Dan doesn’t have to wear # 042

My name is Earl
My name is Earl
Reply to  Retreads in threeandfour
10 months ago

Peter Putin is right up there with the future Dr. Sheran. Arrogant, left wing dictators who need a good humbling

Retreads in threeandfour
Retreads in threeandfour
Reply to  danvalenti
10 months ago

Maybe Kronick (cik) can get his seat changed. Quite sick of the camera lens on lampylousy shaking her head and googly eyeing at him because she disagrees when he speaks.

And what was she yelling to Maffuccio while he had the floor. Where did this bird come from anyways? Wait your turn and speak your peace, it’s called decorum Mr. President.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Retreads in threeandfour
10 months ago

Is she Pittsfield s version of Marjorie Taylor Greene?

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  fizzlehead
10 months ago

More like Nancy Pelosi without the charm.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
10 months ago

Nope, N Pelousey

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

Tyer plays the role of stupid Don Trump.Wont listen and wants to take care of her wealthy friends

Ass Backwards
Ass Backwards
Reply to  danvalenti
10 months ago

Twenty bucks says Lampiasi gets with Marchetti and has that camera angle changed. Keep an eye out for that.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  Retreads in threeandfour
10 months ago

Isn’t Lampylousy due for her wife’s baby the end of the month. Will she be absent from the Council, anyone know what the maternity leave is for a City Councilor? Last term when she sat next to Tony M., she performed the same disgusted looks at him. Just saw a picture of her and DA Andrea and she was all smiles, that says a lot about her character. Thank you to the four councilors that tried to work for us. Keep up the good work.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Merry & Bright
10 months ago

Very unprofessional and immature behavior for an elected official. But that pretty much sums up her contribution to the city thus far. She is there for one reason,…to rubber stamp. And based on her efforts so far maybe that is all she is capable of. And when others around her are actually doing their job it makes her look foolish to just sit there with her thumb up her ass so she acts out like a tweener.
Obviously did not read her oath of office because she is no where near it.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Merry & Bright
10 months ago

Is a turkey baster the father? Is an uncle/family member the sperm donor? Is one of the lesbians actually pregnant, has one of the lesbians actually contaminated one of its own uteruses with some kind type of foetus? I really can’t imagine that one, or both of the white lesbians aren’t adopting subsidized nappy heads from DCF. I don’t even want to think about what’s going to happen when nasty stink-eye lousy Dina lampy is confronted with shitty nappies, or worse, it needs to be fed, or it gets a fever. She certainly doesn’t look like the warm nurturing mommy type of lesbian. But then, do such lesbians even exist?

The ‘Woke” White Lesbians Couple That Secretly Abused Their 6 Adopted Black Kids – The Daily Beast – May 19, 2021

Gay Adoption of Black Children Raises Concerns

Why Foster parents Jennifer and Sarah Hart Killed Their Adopted Children

“Recent reports from child-welfare workers reveal that the white adoptive parents of six abused Black children was a perfect storm of narcissism……”

Hart family Massacre

JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
Reply to  Retreads in threeandfour
10 months ago

Did you say “Maybe Kronick”” or “Mayor Kronick”?

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
10 months ago

If you look back at my input on this subject, from day 1, the ARPA funds were designed for projects like water and sewer. Why wouldn’t the whole amount go to that project? It fits the diverse, inclusive and equitable mantra of our city! They way this meeting went it looks like some background meetings took place or at least texts, does that violate the ethics of the office if not law? Kaveri, by not showing up, voted with the majority. If I was in his ward I would not vote for him. Why didn’t he call in and participate by phone until he got to the chambers? The council President, I am sure, could have rearranged the agenda items so he would have made it in time. BTW Windsor is only 15 minutes away from Pittsfield, I am sure a fellow councilor would have jumped or picked him up. Heck I know people in Windsor who would have helped him out. I think Mr. Kronik is learning why people of Pittsfield keep their heads low and mouths shut The fix is already in. Another thing, where can we look at the voter roles and learn about our voting machines.

Dontneed Urvote
Dontneed Urvote
Reply to  Shirleyknutz
10 months ago

Suprised The Mayor didn’t give him a ride. He would had been escorted in if they really needed his vote.

laughingstock
laughingstock
10 months ago

The trial of two of four men indicted in the shooting of Nick Carnevale at October Mountain is set to begin Thursday. The DA’s office already effed it up six ways to Sunday. It’s not so much a progressive prosecutor issue as a chaos issue.

  • District Attorney’s Office failed to satisfy its burden to disclose potentially exculpatory evidence to the defense about a key witness. 
  • Witness was involved in an unrelated home invasion in Adams two months after the shooting near the Ashley Reservoir, prompting a judge to raise questions about whether Blanchard got “a pass on the home invasion because of his involvement in the October Mountain case.” The prosecutor handling the case denied the suggestion

https://www.berkshireeagle.com/crime/trial-of-two-october-mountain-shooting-defendants-set-to-begin-next-week/article_344c45ce-a16d-11ec-9592-b7781a72a4f6.html

EricaG
EricaG
Reply to  laughingstock
10 months ago

If my family member was the victim I would look into getting the case postponed until the new DA is elected.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  laughingstock
10 months ago

I hope Nick is doing well and injuries healed/healing.

JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
10 months ago

Kavey has gone the way of Marchetti. Lots of potential, wasted.

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

Marchetti is a banker lol…do you want him managing money

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  JoeKapanski
10 months ago

Doesn’t he approve of the North Street toilet plungers?

mad trapper
mad trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 months ago

That would rate him betweem a turd and a shit

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  mad trapper
10 months ago

Trump is now calling for violence against democrats….all the money is backing Trump to promote fascism and FOX billionaires love that Trump is acting as a Putin type leader.He will shut down media the when it’s done he’s coming for your guns

Carlos Pendejo
Carlos Pendejo
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 months ago

Senor Carlos say plungers big bueno

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

The only good thing that can be said about Kavey is that he isn’t that pompous pasty monster Lothrop. That’s IT! It won’t surprise me if pasty pompous Kavey revisits the issue of raises for shitty clowncilors, along with a mandate for taxpayer funded lubricant for the shitty clowncilors to ease their crawling up tyer’s rectum. Tyer can use ARPA funds for this. But she’s probably choose to use funds from the corrupt pickpocket extortion account.

The Rrok
The Rrok
Reply to  JoeKapanski
10 months ago

He’s going the way of J Lo also. J Lo was a Avery good C C who turned into a real turd.

Tax&Spend
Tax&Spend
10 months ago

To the KKKM. Thanks, you tried.

Lenny
Lenny
10 months ago

Conant is a huge disappointment in my ward. Many of my neighbors are very upset with him.
Pete White was delivered a much needed smackdown by Kalinowsky and I applaud her for it. How does this guy keep getting re-elected?
Thank you Councilor Kronick for your hard work in the preparation of your proposal. It should have passed.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Lenny
10 months ago

Conant is doing what I expected Conant to do or be. A tool.

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

Mostly wealthy Ward 4 decides every citywide election in Pittsfield politics going back many years. Ward 4 always has the highest voter turnout. If you want to run for Mayor, At Large City Councilor, School Committee, Pittsfield State Representative, then tell the middle class and higher voters in Ward 4 what they want to hear. Chris Connell, who represented Ward 4 in City Hall, surprised me and others by fighting for the entire city’s taxpayers. Now it is back to “Business as usual” in Pittsfield politics with Conant.

Also, I strongly disagree with Mayor Linda Tyer and her chief bureaucrat Matt Kerwood’s secretive financial management of municipal taxpayer funds. It is obvious to me that they shuffle municipal dollars around various city accounts to spend public funds how the Tyer administration sees fit instead of complying with state administered federal funds and the votes of the Pittsfield City Council and Pittsfield School Committee. That is NOT democracy, but rather, it is called CREATIVE ACCOUNTING to play financial shell games that disregard the struggling Pittsfield taxpayers!

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

Tyer told the council the the 41 million was hers to spend.The council should cut the school department 10 million in June and then she can decide if she really wants to play.Marchetti gets pushed around by Tyer and I’m embarrassed for him.

Dontneed Urvote
Dontneed Urvote
Reply to  fizzlehead
10 months ago

I fall asleep when Jim talks. Classic Dan! Peter Otoole direct hit my friend .

Doc Chankzi
Doc Chankzi
Reply to  fizzlehead
10 months ago

Low energy

Dontneed Urvote
Dontneed Urvote
Reply to  Lenny
10 months ago

Sherman is the new professor and Conantvso laid back,new nickname Dan….the Sloth.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  danvalenti
10 months ago

Some councilors hold constituents meetings. Where’s Conant on this? I thought so.

Ass Backwards
Ass Backwards
Reply to  Gobsig
10 months ago

He needs to advocate for some serious road reconstruction off Ann drive. Some of these roads seemed to have been abandoned even though home property taxes in the area are in the $5000 range. Will he do the job he wanted to be elected to or will he just be one of the pretend councilors taking up a seat only to be a rubber stamper for Tyers cabal.
(because people do remember you years from now) I still recall each and every councilor that advocated for the Civic Authority take over of our municipal government. (Kerwood was one of them so my faith in anything he does is less than luke warm)

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Ass Backwards
10 months ago

Greivesleigh terrace are 500k homes and its a shit street .10k in taxes….She’s killing our city.Shes blowing our tax base with money for hobbies..FIX ROADS, Sidewalks on all the Dstreets Elm to Williams are gone……Sherman need to walk the streets.Nobody likes being a ward councilor.Councilors are not listening.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Lenny
10 months ago

Many voters regard elections as popularity contests

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

Pete White finds the person that has the power and then kisses there ring while he lies to the Seniors on SS

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
10 months ago

“Pfizer ceo says fourth Jab necessary or 1st quarter earnings will come in below estimates”

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
10 months ago

If increasing U.S. oil production won’t impact gas prices, why is Traitor Joseph Stolen begging OPEC and Venezuela to increase production?

Rileyed
Rileyed
10 months ago

Mayors across the country have had it with progressive prosecutors. Where is Pittsfield’s mayor? The SF DA is under recall and the mayor is calling for his head. The Philly mayor is bashing the lack of cooperation and leadership from their DA. Chicago’s mayor said DA Kim Foxx is sending their city into chaos. The NYC Mayor has repeatedly attacked his soft DA. Why does our mayor have time for anything other than her primary responsibility to law and order? Why is she not criticizing the DA. WHY?

Ass Backwards
Ass Backwards
Reply to  Rileyed
10 months ago

Because if you live in a glass house you need to be careful about throwing stones.

My name is Earl
My name is Earl
10 months ago

Ward 4 could have had a strong, reasonable voice in Andy Wrinn

The suits won and you got Conant unfortunately

Persip needs to know how out of touch he is now that he’s a pillar of the community. His skin color doesn’t automatically qualify his as the voice of the oppressed. He’s nothing but a race baiter

Dontneed Urvote
Dontneed Urvote
Reply to  My name is Earl
10 months ago

Exactly. From a white mans lens? How did go unnoticed? Especially in today’s culture.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Dontneed Urvote
10 months ago

In Earl’s case…. Through the lens of a buffoon who worships Tyer. I thought Earl had the stuff to be something more than Tyer’s oaf.

Doc Chankzi
Doc Chankzi
Reply to  Gobsig
10 months ago

He was to busy replenishing his good name while tearing down Kronick ( labeling)a man who doesn’t even know.

The school committee
The school committee
10 months ago

The council needs to help Seniors on SS and those 4 votes can be very proud of agitating the irresponsible hikes of Senior Citizens Social Security checks.The 6 councilors lack maturity to run a conservative budget and one day it will collaspe on everyone.Marchetti as a banker should know how money works.Tyer and the rest of the “YES COCKTAIL CLUB” need to get their elitism in check.Close PHS in 5 years and have a plan.Close Crosby in 5 years and have a plan……Taconic now has under 700 kids and McCandles said when it opened it had 940……PHS has under 800…..You dont need 500,000 square feet of High School brick and morter for 1500 students.Start today with making a plan to successfully run a real budget.We just don’t need 2 High Schools…..A Plan to run a city can work.Sweep Street,Paint Lines,Fill Potholes,Clear Street Drains and fix curbs in a timely fashion.Hire maintainance people to care for our city.Dont give another nickle away.Get rid of employees by attrition.
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joetaxpayer
joetaxpayer
Reply to  The school committee
10 months ago

We don’t need 8 elementary schools. Still need 2 high schools. Crosby should be closed. I know about the property can only be used for education. Knock it down, make it green space.

joetaxpayer
joetaxpayer
Reply to  joetaxpayer
10 months ago

According to Ma. Edu. site , PHS 672, THS 832. 1,504 students can’t fit in Taconic 900 + is the max.

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
Reply to  joetaxpayer
10 months ago

Become creative, students who are in vocational can work one week school the next, students taking college level classes shuttle them to BCC, incorporate hybrid learning for students who learn better at home. It’s not that difficult to figure this out. Could even have different starting times and ending times. I thought our school administration had some high level education and can do some high level thinking

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Shirleyknutz
10 months ago

Not!

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

They built a 120,000,000 high school for 680 students that 3 years ago had 950.Where did everyone go.Are there more secrets going on

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
10 months ago

Besides the fact Hunter Biden’s corporation (who’s THE BIG GUY?), has vested interest in the Ukraine bioweapon labs…

Tulsi Gabbard , destroys Mittens the Twit Romney (the RINO whom Baker emulates…)…

“In a Twitter storm this morning, Tulsi Gabbard destroyed RINO Senator Mitt Romney and called for him to do the right thing and resign. Over the weekend, Romney said that Gabbard’s treasonous lies may well cost lives. This was in response to Gabbard speaking out about the Biolabs in Ukraine.””… you claim that securing these labs (or even calling for securing these labs) is treasonous and will lead to a loss of life, when the exact opposite is obviously true. The spread of pathogens is what will cause the loss of life, not the prevention of such spread…” – TGWP

“Evidence of the existence of such biolabs, their vulnerability, and thus the need to take immediate action to secure them is beyond dispute:

…to gain control of. We are working with the Ukrainians on how they can prevent any of those research materials from falling into the hands of Russian forces should they approach.”

“The United States, through BTRP, has invested approximately $200 million in Ukraine since 2005, supporting 46 Ukrainian laboratories, health facilities, and diagnostic sites.”

…where they do research on deadly pathogens like botulism and anthrax, seize one of those facilities, weaponize the pathogen, and then blame it on Ukraine and the US, because the US has been providing support for some of the research being done in those facilities.”

#5. CNN fact-check (March 10, 2022): “There are US-funded biolabs in Ukraine, that much is true.”

So, Senator Romney, you have a choice: out of pride, continue to deny the truth or admit you are wrong, apologize, and resign. Aloha. And remember that without the truth, we can be neither safe nor free.
So, Senator Romney, you have a choice: out of pride, continue to deny the truth or admit you are wrong, apologize, and resign.
Aloha.
And remember that without the truth, we can be neither safe nor free.”

responses to THE Twit – Tulsi Gabbard

Democrat Americans, think Kamala, who thinks Ukarine is part of NATO, was a better choice for VP than Tulsi?

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Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 months ago

Ukraine

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 months ago

Ukraine I kraine we all kraine.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 months ago

And the PORN HUB, has a new interracial duo, THAT PROMISES TO SCREW ALL AMERICANS, introducing……Joe and Kamala…….

Dominant Seeds
Dominant Seeds
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 months ago

It is 100 percent for sure, Maffuch is not the father.

Hung Wang
Hung Wang
Reply to  Dominant Seeds
10 months ago

Kushi?

joetaxpayer
joetaxpayer
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 months ago

Pee Pad & Knee Pad, only getting started. Give them credit, they exceeded all expectations. They have done 4 years of damage, in one.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  joetaxpayer
10 months ago

It’s going to exponential, X10 2nd year of the installed crooks.

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 months ago

With the b side being chuckie and nancy

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 months ago

Great post, Trap!

Let me make a prediction…….RINOS Romney & Graham, along with Tulsi, will run for president!
Lot of noise being made by these three!

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
10 months ago

The only thing good, Twit ever did for me, was leave the state.

EFC
EFC
10 months ago

These people love rapists. They cater to them. They love it. You get a special seat on a Board of your choice if you just make it disappear. System fails eft

Ya see ?
Ya see ?
10 months ago

Can only seek grants for Pandemic/Disaster reasons. There are special grants during times of pandemic/disaster. The numbers worked & now, the numbers were inaccurate. I learned it at SAM.GOV

D.C.
D.C.
10 months ago

The videotaped death of George Floyd was a modern-day lynching. Floyd was killed in broad daylight by police officer Derek Chauvin, who held Floyd down with a knee on his neck for more than nine minutes.

Trauma I
or
Trauma III

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Dominant Seeds
Dominant Seeds
Reply to  D.C.
10 months ago

Dan. Better get your investigated badge on again.Son of Sam type serial killer in Manhattan.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  danvalenti
10 months ago

Interesting piece on Netflix that berkowitz wasn’t the only shooter. Says he was part of a Satan conspiracy.

joetaxpayer
joetaxpayer
Reply to  D.C.
10 months ago

Disgusting what Chauvin did, but it was not a hate crime and race had nothing to do with it. That said ,may he rot in jail until his death.

BlackLiesMatter
BlackLiesMatter
Reply to  D.C.
10 months ago

He died of a fentanyl overdose. Cop used knee to neck in accordance with training but kept it there too long. It was accidental not intentional.

Liberty Biberty
Liberty Biberty
Reply to  BlackLiesMatter
10 months ago

Was there an autopsy or just a pic? Maybe he’s not really deceased?

Daria
Daria
Reply to  D.C.
10 months ago

In what universe can a human withstand a knee to the neck for 9 minutes. No intent though.

Auto Phil
Auto Phil
10 months ago

I have to say, the “my car wouldn’t turn over” excuse from Kavey is VERY disappointing and appears disingenuous.

Assuming the story is true (which is sounds pretty far-fetched and unusually convenient to avoid the meeting) – like someone already mentioned, getting a ride to an important meeting 15-20 minutes away could not have been that difficult. In fact, if he had wanted to be at that meeting bad enough, I’m sure he would have made it.

Ongudeatid
Ongudeatid
Reply to  Auto Phil
10 months ago

At what point did puff daddy say to himself this is a very important meeting tonight and I better give some wiggle-room in case something comes up.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
10 months ago

Mr. Fritz and Mad Trapper will enjoy reading this op-ed about Joe Biden’s “Democrats Deliver” …. (Hunter Biden’s free crack pipes) …. tagline.

Get ready: Here comes the Biden recession | TheHill

mad trapper
mad trapper
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
10 months ago

Johonni boi……….

read about Biden(s) ,quid pro qou, Hunter +Brumisma, Biowepons, covd 19 in bats, Fauci, the :Kerrys, Pelossoys, Romeneys , and Bidens………

this was “news” msm fbi/cia had….

2016……….trust MSM ….or Gooberment?åå

we’ll will get into Kung Flu Later

Ongudeatid
Ongudeatid
Reply to  mad trapper
10 months ago

Don’t quite know how you can look in the mirror being a puppet vote all the time.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Ongudeatid
10 months ago

You dog faced pony soldier!!!

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  mad trapper
10 months ago

During Sunshine Week, Donald Trump wants fellow billionaire John Forbes Kerry to open up his books at the U.S. State Department’s Climate Czar Office. Trump said to Howie Carr on his conservative radio show that John Kerry’s wife Teresa Heinz Kerry is the wealthy heiress of the H.J. Heinz ketchup fortune. Trump criticized John Kerry for allowing U.S. energy prices to soar. Trump said that if oil and gas prices were lower, which was the case when Trump was in the White House, then Putin’s war against Ukraine would never have happened because Putin wouldn’t have had the money to invade Ukraine. For the record, in the spirit of Sunshine Week, Donald Trump never released his federal and state tax returns during his 4-year presidency, which was probably because he received his business financing from Russia via Germany, which was why he never criticizes Putin, but Trump is willing to criticize almost everyone else with his racist, sexist and violent language. In closing, I wish billionaire Oligarchs such as John Forbes Kerry, Donald Trump and Putin would all retire from politics in their Senior Citizen years to let new blood into the political system both at home and abroad.

Ongudeatid
Ongudeatid
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
10 months ago

South China Sea and China-Russia read is interesting

Ongudeatid
Ongudeatid
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
10 months ago

Thank you to all those involved especially our city clowncil ours and health department and mayor and her team for not notifying us about the poison coming from the trash plant.

Ollie Cherchil
Ollie Cherchil
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
10 months ago

Yeah,Kavey could have been the next late Pete Argos. Now he’s just late. He’s lucky J Lo was such a putrid C C Aside; When is The Tuckers Trial? And when was the residents of these poison coming from the trash plant? Did the mayors team know about this and when?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
10 months ago

Still have the Biden/Harris stickers on your car liberals?

While thousands of American oil industry workers are without jobs, fuel prices are not doubling that’s history, but soon to be tripling……….

“Venezuela Has Just Joined Saudi Arabia, India, and Iran in Saying, “F**K Joe Biden”

“Joe Biden can’t even get rouge, desperate dictators to work with him.
That’s what a total joke he and his admin are on the world’s stage.
Biden’s shuffling around like a chicken with his head cut off trying to find someone to sell him oil because gas prices in the US are soaring.
But there are no takers…
Never mind that when President Trump was in office, we were nearly energy-independent.
Now, we’re back to begging for oil from terrorists and dictators who make their citizens eat zoo animals.”

“To those who voted for Biden & Kamala & still support them: How much more evidence do you need before you realize Biden & Kamala do not deserve(+) the roles they were appointed (not by you)?!?!”

https://waynedupree.com/2022/03/world-tells-joe-fjb/

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 months ago

“Biden Ends US Dollar Supremacy and Now the Crash is Coming

The Saudis have just indicated that they will no longer only take the US Dollar as payment for oil. They will begin taking Chinese Yuan. This will have a domino effect. Saudi Arabia is a leading state in OPEC. If it starts taking Yuan, others will follow.”

BIDEN did that!

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
10 months ago

When you thought MSM couldn’t get any worse….and America to be any lower……

USA Today Names Rachel Levine One of their “Women of the Year”

This is the dude/it/thing (gender correct?) who played football with Biden’s Secretary of Defense, Millie, in prep school……

“Levine, an obvious transgender, made a name for herself after she issued orgy regulations for Pennsylvania during the pandemic. Rachel Levine told orgy attendees to wear a face covering, avoid kissing, and wash hands often.”

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Two Cents
Two Cents
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 months ago

I would imagine that covid was low on their list of disease concerns

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 months ago

Back we go to the Weimar Republic.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 months ago

Good grief!
That’s an insult to women! Of all the accomplished women in the world who have done great things……what a slap in the face!
I stopped reading that rag a long time ago.

The Rrok
The Rrok
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
10 months ago

Speaking of the Tuckers.nDid J Lo have any interest as far as being a watchdog or an enabler for the Children under the Tuckers care. Or is that a different preview? Also the Plunkett street death of the little girl,same question.

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

That putrid monster is a DCF supervisor in the business of protecting babies to DEATH. He’s as guilty as the DCF-certified foster parents accused of neglecting 10-month-old Kristoff to death. A life sentence in DCF custody, for what turned out to be an agonizing torturous death sentence for an innocent baby. I’ve heard that the accused DCF certified foster parents had met DCF’s strict requirements making them eligible to adopt baby Kristoff before that he slowly suffered to death while in their certified supervised care. As for 11-year-old Hannah, DCF had been involved in that child’s life since she was a baby. And yet, blow flies and maggots fed off of her little corpse for more than a month while her junkie alcoholic unemployed suicidal father shot up drugs within reach of his daughter’s rotting corpse, for more than a month, from the last week in June, to the first week in August. I also heard that the PPD actually went to the Plunkett Street apartment on more than one occasion to do well being checks during the time Hannah little corpse was rotting away. No doubt when the junkie alcoholic suicidal unemployed father told the cops, and DCF, and anyone who asked, that Hannah was just fine, the cops and DCF thanked the junkie alcoholic suicidal dad, wished him a nice day, and left. None of them bother to ask to see Hannah for themselves, just in case the unemployed junkie alcoholic suicidal father was lying to them. I’m guessing that’s because Hannah’s glowing father met DCF Lothrop’s approval.

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

Hannah’s little corpse was neglected for more than a month even though no one had seen or talked to the child from the last week in June until her rotting little corpse was eventually discovered the first week in August, and that was only because her unemployed junkie alcoholic suicidal father OD. On more than one occasion the PPD went to the Plunkett Street apartment to allegedly perform well being checks but neglected to insist on seeing Hannah for themselves. The Tuckers, Hannah’s glowing junkie father, and kinship placement of an innocent child with a convicted rapist in the family are all at the top of DCF’s perverted preferred list.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
10 months ago

Brain dead
Individual
Destroying
Enitre
Nation

The Rrok
The Rrok
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 months ago

Where’s Fauci been. On his pharmaceutical free vacation?

Sank Shunz
Sank Shunz
Reply to  The Rrok
10 months ago

Remember when the reporter was killed by the Arabs and everyone said our President did nothing? What about the reporter killed in Ukraine last week? Where’s the retribution? Joe? Joe.? Give him the damn Migs.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
10 months ago

CNN hostess was all giddy and joyful about that Dan

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Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The Rrok
10 months ago

Wuhan mixing up the next germ

Ass Backwards
Ass Backwards
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 months ago

Hey MT if Putin runs against Trump for president of USA in 2024 who ya gonna vote for? Tuff call huh?

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Ass Backwards
10 months ago

No matter who wins the White House, the Almighty Dollar always wins! To be clear, the ELITES, who are only about money and power, always win, while the rest of us feel lucky to cut even and maybe save a few Biden Buck$ or fall into our country’s huge and always growing larger underclass. Most people know this all too well and no longer give a damn which Ruling Elite gets to sit in the Oval Office. 2022 Capitalism equals CLASS Warfare in a rigged financial system! 2022 American Democracy equals multimillionaires and a few billionaires enriching themselves in the Swamp. What happened to the government of, by and for the American People? To answer that lofty question, just ask PAC Man Richie Neal about K Street’s corporate lobbyist firms legally bribing Members of U.S. Congress, and he will tell you that the U.S. Constitution is just a piece of paper from the 18th Century that he wipes his ass with because he sure as Hell does NOT represent the people who live in his Western Massachusetts Congressional District!

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Ass Backwards
10 months ago

I’d vote for Putin, ………….if he was running against Traitor Joseph Stolen

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Ass Backwards
10 months ago

“Breaking News: Russia just sanctioned Joe Biden. While that is a terrible thing, in so many ways, perhaps it will now be explained why the Biden family received 3.5 million dollars from the very wealthy former Mayor of Moscow’s wife. During our Presidential Debate, “moderator” Chris Wallace, then of Fox, would not let me ask that question. He said it was inappropriate. Perhaps that’s why Biden has been so “slow on the draw” with Russia. This is a really bad conflict of interest that will, perhaps now, be fully and finally revealed!” – DJT 3/15/2022

Doc Chankzi
Doc Chankzi
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 months ago

What’s the remedy a fizzie?

Rileyed
Rileyed
10 months ago

Is the commonwealth ready for trial?

No, it is not.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is your Minister of Justice Andrea Harrington in action. 

Below are just a smattering of examples of assaults on children and disabled citizens, OUIs, kidnapping, assault and and weapons charges, and multiple murders, yes you name it. They are the result of a topline search of the Berkshire Eagle. I’m sure there are many more that someone could find if it was their actual job. Getting witnesses to testify, ensuring people show up to court, making sure police investigate properly and that trials happen in a timely fashion. This is the JOB of the district attorney.

How many other cased have been dropped entirely from January 2018 to present?

Will we ever know?

The commonwealth is not ready for trial,” said Assistant District Attorney Stephanie Ilberg-Lamm, prompting the dismissal by Judge John Agostini.
https://www.berkshireeagle.com/crime/accused-of-trying-to-kill-her-baby-a-pittsfield-woman-is-free-after-witnesses-fail/article_afc14ad0-4306-11ec-9f10-e30208527e5a.html

Late last week, a judge dismissed four open cases against a former Williamstown man, ruling that the state had failed to provide a justification for lengthy delays in bringing those cases to trial and violated the commonwealth’s speedy-trial provision.
https://www.berkshireeagle.com/archives/after-serious-court-delays-4-cases-against-jailed-felon-dismissed/article_0c0f0a6f-b83e-542c-afcd-c9a1eb7ca962.html

The charges are not the first against a Brookside staffer. A former employee was accused in 2019 of assault and battery against a disabled student. That case was later dismissed for lack of prosecution.
https://www.berkshireeagle.com/news/southern_berkshires/great-barrington-school-staff-charged-rape-of-student/article_509b03f2-1fbb-11ec-a4bc-4bf4bfd75789.html

The drunken-driving case brought against a city man nearly five years ago was dismissed Monday, after the prosecution said its witnesses had not been notified about the trial.
Judge Mark Pasquariello issued a written order about his decision to dismiss charges against Raphael Malafronte, 33, who had pleaded not guilty to driving on Route 8 in Hinsdale while under the influence of alcohol the afternoon of Jan. 13, 2017.After multiple delays, including several because of COVID-19, Malafronte’s trial was scheduled to begin in Central Berkshire District Court on Monday. That morning, the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office indicated to the judge that prosecutors were not ready for trial, and requested a continuance.
https://www.berkshireeagle.com/crime/oui-case-dismissed-after-prosecution-witness-issue/article_e8095a50-520f-11ec-8342-e72e2db37976.html

The Berkshire District Attorney’s Office said Friday it will drop the murder case against James Cromartie in connection with the 2016 shooting death of James Dominguez.
https://www.berkshireeagle.com/archives/case-dismissed-against-suspect-in-fatal-pittsfield-shooting/article_f3283ccd-90b5-55a7-9640-a4891601c741.html

Multiple charges, including murder, have been dropped in the case of a city woman indicted in the October 2017 shooting death of Asiyanna Jones.
https://www.berkshireeagle.com/archives/murder-charge-dropped-against-one-suspect-in-asiyanna-jones-killing/article_1ed44549-e3e4-5a14-9623-8ee3886629eb.html

Bail was set Tuesday for a city man after a murder charge against him was dropped last week by the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office.
https://www.berkshireeagle.com/archives/murder-charge-dropped-pittsfield-man-still-faces-cocaine-possession-count-from-arrest/article_ea425f6a-cf45-5ae1-b826-2caae0e883d5.html

An Adams man who had been accused of multiple charges including kidnapping has been released after his accuser declined to cooperate with authorities.
Jonathan Therrien, 30, was sentenced Monday to 16 months of time already served while being held on bail while the case was pending.
During a plea hearing in Berkshire Superior Court, Assistant Berkshire District Attorney Megan Tesoniero said without the cooperation of that witness, the state could not prosecute most of the charges.
https://www.berkshireeagle.com/archives/kidnapping-other-charges-against-adams-man-dropped/article_65328cb0-ff77-5dde-995a-0ac2278eb3d4.html

DeLorean
DeLorean
10 months ago

I need your help to get back to the year 1985?

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
10 months ago

I have a new question for this council to ponder. Seeing how “Lovely Linda” gave Vicon half a million did she negotiate the right to first refusal if someone was attempting to buy the plant? This plant has allowed us not to pollute more land while creating energy so our companies didn’t use fossil fuels. The cost of our garbage disposal stayed low and it was one of the rare win/win ideas our government ever instituted. So what should this council due sitting on this $500,000.00 investment?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
10 months ago

Where has this little lying weasel been hiding last 3 weeks?

Rand Paul Introduces Amendment to Remove Fauci as NIAID Director

Goode Lumb
Goode Lumb
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 months ago

On baby gate? Not the umbrella guy?

Goode Lumb
Goode Lumb
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 months ago

Bartering a new deal with big pharm and waiting for the next scare. He’s older than just- lousy, isn’t he?

The school committee
The school committee
10 months ago

Whatever happens you propagantist victims should AVOID talking about the FOX/TRUMP/PUTIN fascist alignment.Trumps a traitor….Ukraine civilians are being murdered by that alliance…school kids and patients in hospitals.When will Trump call Putin out…..bet the farm on never…..now turn off your indoctrination to support the wicked wealthy.Saudi Arabia has trillionaires and those guys like Putin murder their slaves.Putin murders his slaves and Trump will murder his.You are all going to get blindsided by your slavemaster

Tony B
Tony B
10 months ago

Gotta give credit to councilor Kronik for at least trying to find a plan to offset some of the increase.
One problem I see is that the council chambers is nearly w empty every week. Residents need to start packing the room, speak at open mic, etc. Put the pressure on! The councilors can certainly be your voice but your presence will be much more impactful.

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

Pittsfield residents don’t dare speak out about predictable Pittsfield politics because they would be the victim(s) of RETRIBUTION. I painfully experienced it many years ago 8 months prior to, during and many years after my father was a Berkshire County Commission (1997 – mid-2000), starting when I was 20 years old in the Spring of 1996. Pittsfield/Berkshires/Massachusetts is a China-like one political party city/state whereby the state and local corrupt career politicians get to rule for decades and sometimes for life in their respective political fiefdoms throughout the Commonwealth. My brother tells me that it is the case everywhere, but I respond by saying that he is right, but Pittsfield politics has it in SPADES. Pittsfield politics charges its taxpayers top dollar for Level 5 public schools, violent crime-ridden streets, substandard city services, and “Business as usual”. The Mayor, Linda Tyer, lives in a mansion valued at over $800,000 in a millionaires-only gated community within a few feet of the Hancock border, while the people she serves pound sand because they know that they cannot communicate with her without either losing all of their dignity and kissing her dirty behind or being on her RETRIBUTION list. Ergo, most people AVOID City Hall like the plague!

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
10 months ago

ONE promise Biden remembered/kept

“No more subsidies for fossil fuel industry. No more drilling on federal lands. No more drilling, including offshore. No ability for the oil industry to continue to drill, period, ends.”

-J Biden 3/15/2020

Gas is now $4.32 a gallon in the US.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
10 months ago

Latest Bidenism……….

Biden on Second Gentleman Testing Positive For Covid: “The First Lady’s Husband Contracted Covid”
-J Biden 3/15/2022