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STATE, CITY GRAVY TRAINS ROLL ON … RUSSIAN ONSLAUGHT CONTiNUES … THE ONLY ‘JUST’ WAR … & LOOKS LIKE TiM SHUGRUE’S GOiNG For IT

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(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION MARCH 11-13, 2022) — Cleaning out the mailbag and other debris that clutters a writer’s desk:

SIX FIGURES — This quote from Jamie Gass, education and research director of the Boston-based Pioneer Institute, came across THE PLANET‘s desk: “The problem is that when teachers have excessively high salaries and gold-plated pensions, while [districts are] defined by chronic underperformance, [public education] looks more like a massive employment system designed to benefit adults than an organization focused on the education of schoolchildren.” Boston has 2,905 teachers with salaries topping $100,000-plus-bennies. Wonder how many Pittsfield has? Care to comment, Jumpin’ Joe Curtis? Nah, didn’t think so. Neither did the Boston teachers union. Pittsfield’s Level 5 schools, combined with overcompensated teachers and admin, remains the third rail NO politician has  the stones to touch. The fix is in … as if you didn’t know.

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GRAVY TRAIN ROLLS ON –A recent audit found that nearly 60% of people who filed for pandemic unemployment benefits or payroll protection relief in Massachusetts hauled in $2.3 billion more than they should have received. The Feds want it back. The “gimme-groups” want to keep it. The giveaway of “free” Kapanski Kash, they think, is their entitlement. THE PLANET is sure the deadbeats in Pittsfield would agree. Don’t think the Kapanskis are cool with it, but who gives two squirts for what hardworking, taxpayers feel?

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ARPA? ARF, ARF — And what’s all this about Mayor Tyer’s hoarding of tens of millions in ARPA money for God knows what to benefit Gollum knows who? Ward 2 city councilor Charles Kronick dared to ask why some of the money won’t be allocated to moderate the outrageous hikes in Pittsfield water and sewer. At the most recent city council meeting, in a series of identical, rubber-stamped 6-4 votes, the council stuck it to the Kapanskis. We should say Sherman, Conant, Lampiasi, Marchetti, White, and Persip plunged the knife into the Little Guy’s heart, good little soldiers following Tyer’s orders.  Maffuccio, Warren, and  Kalinowski joined Kronick in trying to help taxpayers. And we got the story behind Kavey’s non-attendance at this key meeting. When we spill, you’re going to be shocked.  THE PLANET has our Z-agents investigating. Stay tuned.

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WAR IS OVER IF YOU WANT IT — Nobody cares to mention it, but Russia’s attack on Ukraine would stop in 10 seconds if the latter would agree to the former’s demands: (1) declare itself a neutral country (2) stay out of NATO and (3) and accept Russian-speaking, Russian cultured Crimea and the two most eastern provinces independent (actually, part of Russia). Just a question: Isn’t agreeing to those terms better than risking World War III?

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WHO CAN YOU TRUST? — We refer to the (un)reliability of the wildly disparate media accounts of the Russia-Ukraine war by East and West. In the West, Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelensky wears the white hat and flosses twice a day, while Vladimir Putin is the new Adolph Hitler who chews Red Man.  One’s a saint, the other’s a sinner. One’s Christ, the other’s Lucifer. But what accounts are accurate? The U.S.-led Western coalition and the Russian government are both producing voluminous propaganda. Be careful who and what you trust.

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VLAD THE INHALER — Speaking of Vlad the Inhaler, did you ever attempt to see things through Russian eyes? Start by looking at a map. Up and down its eastern border, it sees threats. Now add a history lesson. Enduring many invasions over the centuries, leaving it to suffer inconceivable losses, has carved a deep paranoia into its national soul. Putin, an empirical ruler who typically doesn’t act out of emotion, attacked Ukraine as a preemptive strike. He called Biden’s bluff. Food for thought. Where have you gone, Mikhail Gorbachev? Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you.

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BIDEN DELIVERS; SO DOES SHELL — Speaking of Syracuse Joe, Biden reluctantly issued a ban on Russian oil imports. This will add to the pain at the pump, but, as the president put it, “We will not be part of subsidizing Putin’s war.” Shell Oil Co. followed suit, saying it will stop the purchase of Russian natural gas and oil. The economic squeeze has caused the ruble to fell to .07 cents to the U.S. dollar — less than a penny.

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THE ONLY ‘JUST’ WAR? — Lest we forget, Putin’s onslaught in Ukraine has forced two million innocent elderly, women, and children to flee from their homeland. Each of these persons impacts countless others in the most direct, human manner, at whose core we find the depths of numbing grief, sadness, and heartache. All for what? For the idiocy of geopolitics, that always-fatal mixture of money + power. No matter what level of government, as the current state of Pittsfield politics illustrates, when you combine these two elements, almost no humans remain immune. They fall for it, abandoning conscience, principle, ethics, morality, justifying it by an inner circle of “yes” people. Maybe the only way to end the human experiment is for the Russian-Ukraine situation to jump the rails, leading to all-out nuclear war. Might that be the only “just” war in human history? The one we inflict upon ourselves?

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IF AT FIRST … — THE PLANET has queries into Pittsfield attorney Tim Shugrue regarding his plan to run for district attorney. So far, no reply. Shugrue will join attorney Bob Sullivan and, presumably, the incumbent D.A., in the race. You may recall that much earlier, Shugrue ran against David Capeless and lost. This time around, he would be up against an incumbent who has, on the merits, failed not just the office but the cause of public safety in the Berkshires.

Have a great weekend, everybody.

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LOVE TO ALL.

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Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
10 months ago

I am happy that MLB will PLAY BALL after a 100-day long lockout by the owners. I wish professional sports were NOT about the Almighty Dollar. I wish that the average family could afford to go to Fenway Park without spending $500.00-plus. I love watching baseball, but I don’t love the Almighty Dollar being more important than the game.

Ghost Rider
Ghost Rider
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
10 months ago

JM, I’m glad that you are glad! Now, “back in the box!”
(Señor Wences)

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Ghost Rider
10 months ago

2022 MLB season will begin on April 7th, 2022, with opening day featuring Red Sox playing the Yankees.
P.S. Please don’t blame Andrea Harrington for the lockout, too.

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

I thought it was Trump’s fault?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
10 months ago

When Red Sux and Stankees got “woke”, I quit watching……..

gutter noncents
gutter noncents
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
10 months ago

You can’t have both baseball and arts ?

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
10 months ago

I recall when the first MLB player was given a one million dollar contract and all the fans were going to boycott the games. Much more ridiculous now and they fill the stadiums. Not me. Once in a while I will watch one on TV but for the price of one baseball stadium visit I can go to a casino twice.

$130 million
Sources: New York Mets, Max Scherzer agree to three-year, $130 million contract. Star right-hander Max Scherzer and the New York Mets have agreed to a three-year, $130 million contract, sources familiar with the situation told ESPN’s Jeff Passan.Nov 29, 2021

J2S
J2S
Reply to  fizzlehead
10 months ago

Not positive, but I think Steinbrenner (Yankees) gave Cat Fish Hunter a pitcher the first million contract. Boy,was Charles Finley upset the Oakland A’s lost him.

Ted Willetumyums
Ted Willetumyums
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
10 months ago

Baseball is drab.

Gary Wood
Gary Wood
Reply to  Ted Willetumyums
10 months ago

So are olives

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Gary Wood
10 months ago

I had one once and the goddamn pimento had fallen out of it. I was rip shit!

Gary Wood
Gary Wood
Reply to  fizzlehead
10 months ago

Why did your baseball have a pimento in the first place?

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Gary Wood
10 months ago

don’t they all?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
10 months ago

FMLB!!!

Hell Toupee
Hell Toupee
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
10 months ago

But not on the Common!

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Hell Toupee
10 months ago

MLB camps open Sunday, March 13th, 2022!

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
Reply to  Hell Toupee
10 months ago

1791

gutter noncents
gutter noncents
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
10 months ago

Baseball sucks. Arts are where it’s at sic.

BlueLivesMatter
BlueLivesMatter
10 months ago

Tim Shugrue was, despite Boring Broadsheet’s reporting to the contrary, an ADA in Berkshire DA office and he handled major league cases, He is the person that can knock Harrington into next month. The question is, will he? The answer depends on money, effort, organization, what party he is enrolled in (better be independent), luck, and whether or not Harrington pisses her panties and runs for something like AG, knowing she is done as a DA.

My name is Earl
My name is Earl
Reply to  BlueLivesMatter
10 months ago

While she is absolutely egotistical enough to run for AG, the rest of the state wont buy it and the top D’s would never allow it.

As for overpaid school employees, you are SPOT ON Dan… Most of the teachers complain because they don’t know how to live within their means. MY spouse and I are teachers and have been for over 20 years. Pittsfield is a joke. And you are correct, it’s more about employment. When we started teaching no one wanted the job because of pay, now EVERYONE wants summers off, crazy union benefits and the ability to screw up and not get fired ever… the schmoes caught on

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gotcha
gotcha
Reply to  BlueLivesMatter
10 months ago

Well said Blue. And will local dem pols own up their colossal mistake or “stay out of it?” Let’s see if anyone has a backbone.

O
O
Reply to  BlueLivesMatter
10 months ago

Harrington pulled papers long ago this is public information. She has 19,000 in the campaign chest. She will outwit, Outplay and Outlast both. Shugrue has a chance but will fizzle with the negativity coming from the Mazzeo camp. Sullivan being a Republican wanna be doesn’t stand a chance. Harrington may have lost some votes along the way but 33,000 in the general election was a landslide against the Cacca campaign again run by Mazzeo. And please don’t tell me this is not his campaign manager

My name is Earl
My name is Earl
Reply to  O
10 months ago

I won’t lie, you’re probably right. I absolutely have faith in the uninformed stupidity of 33k local residents

Goslow
Goslow
Reply to  O
10 months ago

I hope she wears the falsies with the pointies.

JoePesci
JoePesci
Reply to  O
10 months ago

She’s toast!

ABA
ABA
Reply to  O
10 months ago

19k is chump change nowadays for a job paying 150k she ought to pony up at least 30k, and she is a one hit wonder who won’t outplay or outlast anyone. She has a record to run on now, and it’s a piss poor one. Mark my words. I’m voting ABA.

Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  O
10 months ago

Will Andrea get a campaign HQ for below market rate again or is she just using 7 North Street?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Agent 86
10 months ago

She gets free staff and access to media a 7 North.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  O
10 months ago

Don’t know about her outwitting anyone herself, but maybe her handlers might.

ABA
ABA
Reply to  BlueLivesMatter
10 months ago

Also depends on who else runs. Why aren’t people coming out of the woodwork to run si ce Harrington has done such a pooper job?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  ABA
10 months ago

Dirty politics. Boston is a worse cesspool than Chicago.

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
10 months ago

I don’t buy the theory that Russia felt threatened any country that borders them. This seems to be pure aggression by Putin. He saw weakness and took advantage of the situation. Don’t forget that Putin was and probably still is the leader of the KBG. Reading and watching how this illegal war is being waged you can see how Putin had spies in the right places in Ukraine. He must have been planning this for quite some time. Ukraine screwed up because they always sensed this invasion and they should have had people in Moscow who could have brought the war to Putin

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Shirleyknutz
10 months ago

Ukraine is almost as corrupt as the implaced Biden regime.

JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
10 months ago

Watch out for the latest – drilling holes in gas tanks and stealing all your gas, leaving you with a big repair bill and the thief gets off because ABA (Harrington) won’t prosecute non violent crimes.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  JoeKapanski
10 months ago

Is this happening in Pittsfield?

JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
Reply to  fizzlehead
10 months ago

Don’t know but it’s happening elsewhere so it will be happening here.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  JoeKapanski
10 months ago

In the old days before locked gas filler lids, kids just used a garden hose…………..lots of inexperienced kids got sick Fri/Sat nights from a mixture of beer and gasoline……..

ABA
ABA
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 months ago

How exactly did they get the gas to flow downward?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  ABA
10 months ago

Suck on the hose and establish a siphon. As long as the receiving can is below the level in the tank you can drain it dry.

If you were not careful you’d get a mouthful.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 months ago

MT: it was worse than a mouthful. The unlucky ones got gas in the lungs. 3 weeks of slow death in a hospital bed as the lungs fail. No treatment for it in the ’70’s. Sad demise. Can we agree that these sorts of deaths are also a consequence of inhumane economic policy?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  levitan
10 months ago

“Can we agree that these sorts of deaths are also a consequence of inhumane economic policy?”

Biden’s policy, I sure can! People won’t be able to afford means to heat their homes, ways to get to markets and work, and goods will become too expensive to obtain.

It’s estimated a person will need to spend 2K more/year just on gasoline. Public transportation, what little there is in the Bizerkshires, will also have to bear the cost.

I’ve witnessed people getting a mouthful, but not a lungful of gasoline. Not pretty but not fatal.

ABA
ABA
Reply to  fizzlehead
10 months ago

Just steel a cordless drill from one of the hardware stores, Harrington won’t prosecute if you actually get caught anyway.

Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  JoeKapanski
10 months ago

The only drilling in the United States that democrats approve of.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Agent 86
10 months ago

The democrat politicians drill their younger staff and underlings all the time.

Just ask Andrew, Barney, Slick Willie………….

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  JoeKapanski
10 months ago

Let’s hope they try drilling through one of the old metal tanks…sparks and gas can toast a gas thief like a marsh mellow (and the DA does not get to let him off the hook)

WarHawk
WarHawk
10 months ago

Dan, you’re way off base on Putin and Ukraine and we better grow some balls and get some fighter jets in there now. Let’s give them some A-10’s and F16’s

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  WarHawk
10 months ago

No way Putin is a good guy. WTF?

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

We need to stay out of this conflict that the neocons, globalists have been baiting us into for years. Russia can have Ukraine – both governments are corrupt. Let them fight it out. If anything, we should, and will be providing humanitarian aid to the Ukrainians fleeing their country.
The globalists would love to see two superpowers, the US and Russia, destroy themselves to help usher in one-world government. Can’t have one world government with superpowers in existence. Our own leaders would be happy to see the US destroyed – hence the invasion of illegals, inflation, DEBT, and all the other pressing issues that the O’Biden regime has caused.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  WarHawk
10 months ago

Way to tell it like it is WarHawk. Are we gonna sit idle while Putin slaughters millions of innocents? As a minimum the UN needs to send in a force of thousands and secure the skies!

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
10 months ago

The Bidens, John Kerry’s stepson and Fauci’s Ecohealth funded the biowarfare labs in Ukraine. Tied to covid as well!

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/03/much-bidens-make-ukraine-biolabs/

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
10 months ago

It is unamerican and irresponsible to push this biolab bullshit. Would they be shelling recklessly if they thought they might blow up and release bio weapons?// Stop listening to Tucker Carlson as he is a bona fide Russian agent with personal ties to the Kremlin.

Dementia Joe
Dementia Joe
Reply to  fizzlehead
10 months ago

!-800-HUNTER

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Dementia Joe
10 months ago

1-800-BRAINDEAD

levitan
levitan
Reply to  fizzlehead
10 months ago

I challenge your use of ‘bona fide’. Russian only hire russian speakers as agents – they don’t even trust their own translators. Should change to bono-fido agent.

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fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  levitan
10 months ago

I will compromise and change it to bozo-fide. Although Benedict Arnold would work just as well.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  fizzlehead
10 months ago

Benedict Arnold sold the Brits Westpoint fortress because he didn’t get a station and successfully splatted across the Hudson. Wound up teaching journalism at Oxford and hosting sherry tasting workshops for the wives of House of Lords. His wife got an Oscar for tricking Gen’s Hamilton and Washington and got to wear fancy dresses she couldn’t afford.

Grant Tucker nom benedict-egghead, and we’re good.

Make this a limerick and I’ll give you a thumb.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
10 months ago

Ukraine is run by crooks in cahoots with the worst American criminals:Bidens, Kerrys,Pelouseys, Romneys

Hell Toupee
Hell Toupee
Reply to  fizzlehead
10 months ago

And China didn’t have a lab leak that unleashed Frankenstein.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Hell Toupee
10 months ago

They were/are working on the same stuff in Ukraine, funded by USA government.

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
Reply to  Hell Toupee
10 months ago

Still waiting for the law suits against China and Wuhan. It will be the way to get rid of our loans/debts, maybe even get extra for some rainy day fund the legislatures can drool over and never use.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Shirleyknutz
10 months ago

I’m waiting for Fauci to be up on treason and murder charges, and he finds himself under a tall tree wearing a short rope.

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

Link to live broadcast of U.N. Security Council meeting can be found on gateway pundit website. Meeting already underway at 12 pm (now)

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
10 months ago

If it’s happening at the UN International Money Laundering and Parking Violations convention, I hope the gendarmes are on top of it. Arrest the lot of them and all crime would be solved.

Were Cicero speaking there today, he’d get chopped up into pieces before his 45th paragraph.

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Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
10 months ago

The UN? What do you mean UN?? There is no UN!! Time to boot the UN to the Middle East!

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
10 months ago

Putin would like to thank you very much for helping him with his disinformation campaign. When all is said an done you can pat yourself on the back for helping him bring America to its knees.

Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  fizzlehead
10 months ago

This will lead back to Faucci

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
10 months ago

Biden is doing fine on his own, he don’t really need Putin’s and Xi’s help.

Heating oil 3/11/2022, is now ~$5/gal, two years ago ~$2/gal

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Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 months ago

Let’s go Brandon!!! Let’s go Brandon!!! Hope March Madness participants know the cheer!

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

USA DOD was in on the funding too, just like Wuhan and Kung Flu.

Rumors those labs were working on “the virus” too….

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 months ago

There is also a rumor that Gipetto made Pinocchio out of plastic, not wood as earlier reported. But to date no one has been able to verify it. Most of Pinocchios kids were wooden but DNA tests also showed some plastic residue. It is all very complicated as you can see.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
10 months ago

After the SOTU speech, Biden’s nose would have been like a drunken soldier’s “willie” on shore leave, if Gipetto made him.

Pat
Pat
10 months ago

We don’t have to pay these high gas prices, which will get even higher, just to publicly support the people of Ukraine. That expression of “Pump your high price gas and know you are supporting the people of Ukraine” is so stupid. Just start up our oil production and make us energy independent as we were under President Trump, and we have low prices again, and we can support Ukraine as we are doing with money and military equipment. The massive amounts of money going to Ukraine needs to be watched over carefully, and not by Kamala.

Hated Taxpayer
Hated Taxpayer
Reply to  Pat
10 months ago

Yes. Anyone who disagrees is a communist and thief

Ted Willetumyums
Ted Willetumyums
Reply to  Pat
10 months ago

Annoucment i’ll be made today for the new Taconic logo mascot whatever any late entries Dan?

My name is Earl
My name is Earl
Reply to  danvalenti
10 months ago

I’m going with Taconic Scrote Coats

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  danvalenti
10 months ago

Let’s Go Braves! How do we overturn this bullspit Dan?

Earl Parnsip
Earl Parnsip
Reply to  danvalenti
10 months ago

Taconic Tyerants

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
10 months ago

Pittsfield potholes

joetaxpayer
joetaxpayer
Reply to  danvalenti
10 months ago

Taconic Warriors, Taconic Voc. Divisions, Taconic Appeasers, Taconic Tesla’s.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Ted Willetumyums
10 months ago

Call them whatever you want but about 2 percent of them will be staying in Pittsfield after they graduate. They may or may not be the best and the brightest but they won’t be stupid enough to stay in what is left of Tyers left over city. And that is if they can get their cars out of town without destroying them in the potholes.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Pat
10 months ago

Mayor Tyer has been and is taking much more out of your pocket than Kamala ever will. And she is laughing in our faces while doing it.

Dementia Joe
Dementia Joe
Reply to  fizzlehead
10 months ago

They’re both dumb.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Dementia Joe
10 months ago

But Kamala will suck you dry!

Ask Willie Brown……..

Last edited 10 months ago by Mad Trapper
J2S
J2S
Reply to  Pat
10 months ago

Imagine how much more people could give to the Ukraine people if they didn’t have to pay the amount we are now paying at the pumps? It would increase for sure.

Just the facts
Just the facts
10 months ago

Investigation Uniform Crime Reports that indicate an uptick in violent crime over the past several years.

“Both Pittsfield and North Adams have woefully understaffed police departments for communities of their populations,” said Capeless. “That’s part of it. Those communities — North Adams, unfortunately, has such a poor tax base that it would be very difficult for them to try to ever achieve that. Pittsfield has repeatedly denied the request to expand it to where it absolutely should be, and that’s something that they should be doing about. If your communities aren’t responding, what is a DA to do?

David Capless October 29, 2018

Things that make you go hmmm

Laughingstock
Laughingstock
Reply to  Just the facts
10 months ago

Harrington is incompetent. She can’t win a simple case. She never should have taken the job. Any way but Wrong Way.

ABA
ABA
Reply to  Laughingstock
10 months ago

ABA – Anybody But Andrea

Herb Pease
Herb Pease
Reply to  Laughingstock
10 months ago

She did have considerable experience at the food court at Cross gates mall

Al A. Bye
Al A. Bye
Reply to  Just the facts
10 months ago

There is actually a lot the DA can do and Andrea Harrington has done none if it. Please don’t embarass yourself by comparing Harington to Capeless. She is an unmitigated disaster.

Tim Shoeglue
Tim Shoeglue
10 months ago

Andrea will face a preliminary and a general. She’ll be very, very exposed. She can work at the ptomaine deli as her next job.

Just the facts
Just the facts
Reply to  Tim Shoeglue
10 months ago

You tell them

Signed
Judy,Paul and Melissa

Tim Shoeglue
Tim Shoeglue
Reply to  Just the facts
10 months ago

There’s a moon out tonight

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Tim Shoeglue
10 months ago

Out? As opposed to what may I ask.

Herb Pease
Herb Pease
Reply to  Just the facts
10 months ago

Dohoney, is throwing his weight behind Andrea. After he picks up a few sandwiches. Is Dohoney still a big republican?

Elk
Elk
Reply to  Tim Shoeglue
10 months ago

Anyone But Andrea say buh bye to the fake flake wrong way DA

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Tim Shoeglue
10 months ago

How many potential votes does she have lined up from criminal types who benefited from her “hands off the law” policies? I know if I got caught with a trunk full of narcotics and some small artillery, and I walked away, i would not want her to go anywhere.

Levitan
Levitan
Reply to  fizzlehead
10 months ago

Isn’t it more business for lawyers when their clients get convicted? More money versus more fun getting clients off because the prosecutors forget to file charges or confuse court dates? Hard choice.

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  Tim Shoeglue
10 months ago

Squeak, squeak.

Levitan
Levitan
10 months ago

(apologizing for verbosity. no time to edit)
Disagree with your Putin assessment, Dan. Ukraine is not seeking NATO intervention- just hardware. And what’s wrong with that? I have no problem with our founding predecessors accepting gear and money from the French. Also, I doubt NATO would even accept Ukraine – they are too chicken. We committed the Ukraine reinforcement when we destroyed their nuclear arsenal. We do not need to be hawks to deflate this Soviet military, and Putin holds a very weak hand. The tragedy is the death and destruction today and the starvation that may follow in the fall.

Next, consider Putin’s rise since 1994. When USSR broke, state owned industry (all industry was state owned) was ‘privatized’ by the Duma (Russian parliamentary body). What happened? Duma reps divvied up the industries and bought them for themselves. They ran them like shell companies and thieved. Putin sat in the back watching like a cat, waiting and gaining power under yeltsin. He advised the sick old man, dying of heart failure and having just narrowly won a tank war with the Duma, on tax laws needed to keep things straight, actually building weapons of personal destruction and acquisition. He swatted those corrupt mice with reporters taking pictures. Tax laws changed spontaneously and constantly, and those changes were applied retroactively.* (My knowledge is sparse as to exactly what Putin did and what Yeltsin actually did and their relationship.) What was legal last week became declared illegal and heavy fines levied. With these powers, Putin began knocking out crooks, gaining popularity, and instilling fear. When he seized power, he moved on from persecuting grafters to rivals, most famously Yukos’ Khodorkovsky whose court trial televised him in a cage. To do business in Russia, Putin demanded a chunk of cash like a mafia boss. Those who attempted to reveal his crimes wound up smashed dead in KGB torture cells, the likes of which is described in graphic detail today’s Berk Eagle letters.

Russia is not a country today, at least not one with a government. It’s worse than Brazil during the Petrobas era, it’s a land run by criminals. Crimea is not Russian – it was gifted to Ukraine after WWII. the Russians living there were a result of ethnic cleansing under Stalin; it is historically Tatar. Currently, Russia is seizing Odessa. What is at stake? If Putin steals Ukraine, he will destabilize and seize Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and may even sieze the Baltic Islands. The wars will produce a cruel and hardened people – people raised as orphans. Eastern Europe will likely suffer the spread of corruption, and the rise of military states may resume. Compare the Russian map today to that of the 20th and 19th century and you will understand what it will look like next year if Ukraine falls. Try to Finland in the 1905 map.

*USA laws are slow to craft, deliberate and enact. And they do not reach back in time to hit at enemies.
Russia: 2022
https://omniatlas.com/maps/northern-eurasia/20220115/

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Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Levitan
10 months ago

The crooks in DC today, just pASSED a 3000 page spending bill, without reading what’s in it.

Is that slow and deliberate?

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 months ago

Cut me a break. It’s hard to get it completely wright in one draft. And give Zelensky a break too. He hasn’t sold his country for his life, unlike Karzai.

Last edited 10 months ago by levitan
Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  levitan
10 months ago

He sold out to the Biden crime family. The Bidens should ALL be in the crowbar hotel.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  levitan
10 months ago

And how did Soterocare work out?

Johnny99
Johnny99
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 months ago

You got a problem with millions for Diversity, Equity and Exclusion of the white
Man?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Johnny99
10 months ago

The DC crooks, slipped in a 21% pay raise into the bill. Did They deserve that, after getting paid and not having to show up for work most of last two years?

Crooked MSM mention that part?

Mr Melle should be all over that part……..

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J2S
J2S
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 months ago

Johnny M. Should be all over that raise! He usually has the data when needed.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 months ago

And their bs example about reading is fundamental to the kids in schools is horse shit.

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
Reply to  J2S
10 months ago

What happened to read across America day? I am glad I visited Springfield to enjoy Dr. Suess day. Theodore was a very clever writer that helped my kids love reading time!

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Shirleyknutz
10 months ago

Replaced with indoctrate and brainwash the children schools.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Shirleyknutz
10 months ago

Also been replaced with sexual garbage they want kids to read K-5.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Levitan
10 months ago

Good stuff. I enjoyed it.

Wakeupcandvote
Wakeupcandvote
10 months ago

Andrea Harrington is not qualified to work in her own office even as a volunteer.
The truth hurts. You elected a deli clerk with a half dozen court appearance who never made a living as an attorney. Three years later she still has no relevant experience.
Harrington has aliented the treatment, courts and law enforcement communities and run competetent staff off. Her politics put victimizers before victims and public safety last. Time to say goodbye to this failure and get back to supporting law abiding tax paying productive members of Berkshire County.

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

Lol Jeff! Original but not helpful to your emotional state. Gonna be more years

Wakeupcandvote
Wakeupcandvote
Reply to  Just the facts
10 months ago

“Gonna be more years??????” There you have it folks.This is why Andrea Harrington can no longer be District Attorney. The DA’s job is to serve justice with fairness and never ever, never ever be motivated by vengeance. This “Minister of Justice” henchman has just threatend a Planet Valenti poster. We have never seen anything like it Berkshire County but we are witnessing it now on this blog. I for one am sickened. It is bad enough that Andrea Harrington attempted to remove a judge. Now this.Terrible.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Wakeupcandvote
10 months ago

I imagine whoever her outside the county backers are they are well aware of her ineptitude and don’t really give a shit. Whatever it is she is doing for them is why they are hell bent to get her reelected. Expose that and the picture clears up a bit.
Hint…when was the last time any local connected person did any time for a legal boo boo?

SaddSackrolfe
SaddSackrolfe
Reply to  fizzlehead
10 months ago

LeBron James make 7 million a month. It will take m thirty years with overtime ((
(not guaranteed) to make one Eighth of that.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  SaddSackrolfe
10 months ago

You can train a seal to do what LeBron does.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 months ago

but can you get someone to pay him to do it?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
10 months ago

Yup. Paid with sardines in the circus.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 months ago

I bet you know a lot about circuses dude.
(and clowns)

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
10 months ago

Sorry to hear your still out of work.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 months ago

You are…..

Dick Flimsy
Dick Flimsy
10 months ago

Consider this—–

Ukraine has biological research facilities, and the United States is concerned that they could come under the control of the Russian forces, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland said Tuesday as the Russian forces make further advances into Ukraine ahead of their ceasefire.

“Ukraine has biological research facilities, which, in fact, we are now quite concerned Russian forces may be seeking to gain control of,” Nuland said during a Senate hearing.

According to the Under Secretary, Washington is working with Kiev on how they can prevent any of those research materials from falling into the hands of Russian forces “should they approach”.

Data on biological laboratories found in Ukraine does not help the case of the US against claims regarding its compliance with the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC), Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Tuesday. 

On Sunday Russian defense ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov announced that Russia would provide an analysis of documents on a program for the creation of biological weapons components in Ukraine.

????????

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Dick Flimsy
10 months ago

Putin actually used bio weapons in Syria and that is documented. I would be much more worried about being poisoned by Putin than Ukrainians but that is just me.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
10 months ago

Pfizer, Moderna, and J + J has poisoned most Americans.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 months ago

and that Ex-lax you take every day is not good for you either

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
10 months ago

Pfizer was forced to come up with the 14,000 pages of their fraud. You read any of that yet? Where is Fauci hiding now?

Or the latest of poisoning the children in NYC? A month after the jab, it’s only 12% effective. After that, the unvaccinated children have better immunity.

PJMH
PJMH
10 months ago

Off Topic: The weakass patch work that was performed on Tamarack Road last fall was a complete failure. Road conditions are awful – drive at your own risk. What an absolute embarrassment.

SaddSackrolfe
SaddSackrolfe
Reply to  PJMH
10 months ago

Apologies to City Councilor Tony MAFFUCCIO FOR THE BEHAVIOR of THE MAYOR AND LAMPY-lousy yelling from the rafters while little Tone had Ricky Rhodes on the ropes. Circumventing is one accusation, but when you add on construction which is highly questionable to a contract your basically putting free money in the consultants pockets, unabridged.

Just get in? Every road sucks. Vinny has sore elbows. Evidently Former plow-genius King Barrett’s patch box got decommissioned .

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  PJMH
10 months ago

Tyer had to get free utilities to her corrupt friends at Bosquet (sp?)

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 months ago

and she has promised to fix Tamarack for them. It will be one of the first on this years pave list. But if your own road is even worse do not bother asking. You are not Milltown, even though your taxes may be invested in their investment.

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
Reply to  fizzlehead
10 months ago

My road has been touched in the 40 years I have been here. I have seen and heard of others that have been paved twice in that time. When councilors are approached our street is “on the list “ when asked where is this list so I can see and follow I get the shrugged shoulders and eye roll. West st has been patched more in the last 2 months than my street has the whole time I have been here!

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  danvalenti
10 months ago

The mayor does not like to plow any more than necessary because plowing takes even more asphalt from what is left of HER roads. She considers not plowing a form of road maintenance because it tears them up less.
It is a bit of a twisted thought process but quite typical of 2022 corner office policy.

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
Reply to  danvalenti
10 months ago

Yes I did skip the “not” in my statement. I didn’t add in there are pieces of wood pushing up through what pavement exists on the street. Many spots are down to sand and rock. Oh well I always wanted to see what it was like to live in the woods and roughing it! Just wished I owned a Jeep!

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
10 months ago

“Watching CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC, the New York Times, and the Washington Post calling Russian news “propaganda” is some ironically funny shit.”

Back Asswards
Back Asswards
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 months ago

Once again, Putin thanks you for your support.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Back Asswards
10 months ago

Ready to take the Biden bumper sticker off , yet?

Company Store
Company Store
10 months ago

Let me try not to speak in code. I might require an interpreter.

Here’s one for ya, the chix from the homeless shelter work at BR.

Think it over.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Company Store
10 months ago

BR?

Celluloid Hero
Celluloid Hero
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 months ago

Berkshire Roots

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Celluloid Hero
10 months ago

The ones that help run the Pittown Farmers Market?

No farms, no farm girls.

Better than living with/supporting, a drug dealing rat from NYC

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
10 months ago

Kind of a sad commentary on today’s society. Today a saw Rockwell’s 4 Freedoms, what is sad is I believe these freedoms do not exist in today’s society. You are not free to speak your mind, follow your faith, be free from want and fear. How did our society evolve or disintegrate to where it is now….so sad

gotcha22
gotcha22
10 months ago

And there she goes again, Andrea Harrington just can’t shut her stupid piehole and is going to win Tim Shugrue’s job for him.

Harrington stood by and did nothing while a priveledged race bater incited hatred in our community. Now she’s defending rogue prosecutor Kim Foxx over Jessie Smollet. Just like she did the criminal Marilyn Mosby.Harrington is so arrogant she’s digging her own hole. Good.

DA Andrea Harrington  @harringtonforda
55m
When ⁦@SAKimFoxx⁩ speaks, I listen. While the government spent a small fortune prosecuting this, the families of more than 50 Black women murdered in Chicago over the last 20 years await justice. In Jussie Smollett case, our justice system failed. chicago.suntimes.com/2022/3/10/2297…

My name is Earl
My name is Earl
Reply to  gotcha22
10 months ago

She’s hitting a new level of stupid never seen before. Wow. I bet she thinks Bill Cosby is a pillar of ethics and morality too

Al A. Bye
Al A. Bye
Reply to  My name is Earl
10 months ago

Hate crimes are real and are on the rise in Massachusetts and everywhere. Lying about a crime is illegal. Harrington and her friends don;t want to prosecute because the politics of the defendant match theirs.There is something wrong with this woman.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  gotcha22
10 months ago

Andrea please tell us the total fortune amount spent for the race hoax for the Simon’s investigation right here in BC? The cost and resources could have been used towards other investigations going on. Since you are talking about justice failure’s I thought maybe look in your own backyard first.

Polly Sees
Polly Sees
Reply to  J2S
10 months ago

There is an actual un-prosecuted rape. All the evidence is in the police report. Andrea said she dropped case because lack of witnesses.
The accused has admitted to the allegations in the police report. This incident was not @ Simon’s. Simon’s is private they probably do not adhere to the same laws as a public school. If prosecute the school would lose out. So the lie might be, it wasn’t Simon’s & the other school does not need to report to the Board a Edumacation.

Just a hunch I have not researched this. But i do have the PR.

&
Are the campaign contributors tradesmen ? Union?

Rileyed
Rileyed
Reply to  gotcha22
10 months ago

Looks like Harrington’s rogue prosecutor pal Foxx is getting the recall she deserves due to “a crisis of confidence in the Cook County judicial system.” #ABA

https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-bill-would-allow-voters-to-recall-cook-county-states-attorney-kim-foxx?taid=622c4e58938f7a00012bd53a&utm_campaign=trueanthem&utm_medium=trueanthem&utm_source=twitter

Can I help?
Can I help?
Reply to  gotcha22
10 months ago

Fixing flawed deli sammies since 1982.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
10 months ago

PAC Man Richie Neal (D – K Street Insurance Companies) is being criticized for his retirement planning gimmick legislation. To read more, please visit:

Congress Is Set to Make the Rich Richer—Again – Mother Jones

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

PAC Man Richie Neal’s efforts to bring back surprise medical billing

Brooks Ballenger: Dismayed at Neal’s efforts to bring back surprise medical billing (gazettenet.com)

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
10 months ago

Good ole choo choo, always looking for a good buck

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
10 months ago

I found an online news article that explains that the increase in violent crime in Pittsfield Massachusetts rose about three times higher than the national increase from 2019 to 2020; the overall violent crime rate in Pittsfield is higher than the national rate. Pittsfield rank #45 out of 50 in the nation for its year-to-year increase in violent crime.

Violent Crime Rose in the Pittsfield, MA Area in 2020 | State | homenewshere.com

Back Asswards
Back Asswards
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
10 months ago

The local news media is totally unaware of such things but if they were they still would not be. If it makes a mayor look bad you may not read about it. If it might hurt tourism you might not hear about it. Putin is not the only one who can shut down information. Just sayin

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Back Asswards
10 months ago

Gasoline more than doubled in price under Biden in less than a year, so MSNBC, CNN, ABC, CBS………….blames it on a war that started a couple weeks ago.

P.S. gasoline was $1.89/gal 11/6/2020……..

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Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Back Asswards
10 months ago

Food for thought.

Board members of Exon/Mobil make ~$330,000/year.

Burisma paid Hunter the crackhead, who has no experience in petroleum or energy, $600,000/year.

Quid Pro Joe!

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 months ago

Moscow on the Beach
Russian elite invested nearly $100 million in Trump buildings

A Reuters review found that at least 63 individuals with Russian passports or addresses have bought at least $98.4 million worth of property in seven Trump-branded luxury towers in southern Florida.

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

Trumps entire family worked for him at the white house…wake up

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

Hunter worked for the Chinese and crooked Ukrainians, and the Biden family was paid well by both.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
10 months ago

Jon, thanks for posting this article. An article like this should be front page news on the BB, but I am sure the Mayor would not allow it! The lack of silence especially from our Chief of Police is pathetically strange. Have noticed during this Administration when a violent crime occurs we have NO statements from the Mayor or the Chief. Wonder where the two of them are hiding? Don’t forget they both promised more police officers and we now have less than when Tyer was campaigning on crime stoppage. With all the wasted money she spends on consultants, maybe she should hire one to see why no one wants to be a police officer in her Vibrant Dynamic City

Celluloid Hero
Celluloid Hero
10 months ago

Android driving the wrong way down a one way is a euph for ‘fixing’ flawed convictions.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
10 months ago

When gas hits $5/gal next week, might want to take the Biden/Harris stickers off your POS car.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 months ago

So true. People in Berkshire County are so buttoned up about what is happening in our country. People refusing to talk about it. Maybe they think the problems will just go away if they ignore them and just pay their $300.00 extra per week for gas, groceries, and everything else. What about people getting ready to retire? Can they confidently do that knowing they will then be on a fixed income while prices soar to fulfill the Green Energy fantasies of the far left?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pat
10 months ago

“The entire Biden Presidency:
1. Cause a problem
2. Deny there’s a problem
3. Finally admit there’s a problem, but blame someone else.
Rinse and repeat”

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 months ago

This Biden administration is the worst. During the Trump presidency when the economy was booming for people willing to work, anyone who said that they were doing well was looked at as “How dare you say you are doing well under this terrible President Trump”. Now it’s just the opposite, we are expected to rally behind a horrible president who is destroying the country with getting rid of fossil fuels while we sit on a goldmine of natural resources and pushing us toward globalist government in which none of us will have a say in how we are governed since it won’t be local, but someone in Europe (the lead globalist) will be telling us how to live our lives.

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

I agree with you about PAC Man Richie Neal and his close ties to K Street corporate lobbyist firms, especially the insurance industry. He does DISSERVICES to the people and taxpayers who live in his large geographical Western Massachusetts Congressional District. He only represents the wealthy special interests so he can fill his campaign coffers with millions of corporate PAC dollars every year. PAC Man Richie Neal stands for everything I dislike about the Swamp!

The Washington Post published a news article today: “Lobbying broke all-time mark in 2021 amid flurry of government spending – Industry topped $3.7 billion for first time, as 3,700 new companies and organizations hired lobbyists since start of the pandemic” By By Jonathan O’Connell and Anu Narayanswamy, March 12, 2022.

“The lobbying industry had a record year in 2021, taking in $3.7 billion in revenue as companies, associations and other organizations pressed Congress and the Biden administration over trillions of dollars in new pandemic spending and rules affecting health care, travel, tourism and other industries…. The jump in 2021, when lobbying spending was about 6 percent higher than 2020, came as the government’s pandemic interventions and record expenditure took center stage, including an additional $1.9 trillion in pandemic relief and a $1.2 trillion infrastructure package.”

Joe Biden took in more money from Wall Street and K Street than any other candidate in the 2020 presidential election year. Yet, total hypocrites Elizabeth Warren and Ed “Maryland” Markey both support him, despite saying that they support Main Street and the phony Green New Deal. Don’t you see that Joe Biden is the leader of the Corporate Democratic Party, and the winners are Wall Street, K Street, and the Ruling Elites, especially in the Swamp? The losers are the rest of us who are paying 40-year high U.S. inflation prices, while continuing to pound sand about corrupt career politicians such as PAC Man Richie Neal.

Jonathan A. Melle

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

You voted for him!!

ABA
ABA
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 months ago

How about an ABA sticker???
Anybody But Harrington (ABA)
How many should I order?

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  danvalenti
10 months ago

you talkin bout Yuki?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  ABA
10 months ago

Have you seen the “I did that” stickers on the gas pumps featuring Biden pointing his finger at the price? Seen them on the meat counters at the supermarkets too……..

100 Pack Joe Biden “I DID That” Sticker Decal

can find them on Ebay……https://www.ebay.com

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The school committee
The school committee
10 months ago

Dan you have made a great case supporting Putins invasion of the Ukraine.What are some othe countries he should demand control over.Its clear just like Trump you like a strongman yourself.Tucker and FOX news lol on on your side.There is a war on democracy and you are officially anti democratic …..this is how fascism takes over.The same map says your strongman could keep wanting things

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fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  danvalenti
10 months ago

Tucker Carlson sees it as the other side of the story as well

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

Yes you did Dan.Yes you did.There is a case to be made that democracy is the enemy of fascist

School committee
School committee
Reply to  danvalenti
10 months ago

The war on democracy has two sides.There are two sides to fascism and the two sides to slavery and human trafficing.

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School committee
School committee
Reply to  danvalenti
10 months ago

That is disgusting Dan

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

“A Russian priest says the sanctions on Russia are a blessing as they are freeing his people from the poisonous degeneracy pushed by Western Liberal democracies.”

“We lived among the Satanic chimera, you didn’t know that?……..I never want to see women with moustaches, or men with breasts again-never not even in a dream or in passing on a billboard….it’s a world about profit lies and bloodshed”

School committee
School committee
Reply to  danvalenti
10 months ago

There are alternate truths Dan and why won’t Vlad tell his side of the story to his own people.You believe he’s the peacekeeper so you must wonder why he won’t make that case to his people.

My name is Earl
My name is Earl
Reply to  School committee
10 months ago

alternate truths…

School committee
School committee
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 months ago

Trap is full of BS or has a uncanny ability to be dealing with sex change people at an alarming rate.How do moral God fearing people find so much sexual chaos in their everyday life.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  School committee
10 months ago

The UN wants the USA funded Ukraine biolabs investigated SC

“Russia, China, Brazil, India Call for Investigation Into US Biolabs in Ukraine Representing About Half of the World’s Population”
“We heard on Tuesday from the US State Department that there were US Biolabs in Ukraine. Then on Wednesday, the Biden regime backtracked and insisted there were no US-funded Biolabs in Ukraine, claiming it was all Russian propaganda.
Why the sudden confusing messaging from the Biden regime? Especially when there are documents that prove the US was funding several of the Biolabs they set up in Ukraine to study potentially dangerous pathogens.

On Thursday, the Gateway Pundit confirmed that there were biolabs in Ukraine, and Hunter Biden’s firm Rosemont Seneca invested in the firms building these labs.
The World Health Organization (WHO) admitted to Reuters on Thursday that they had advised Ukraine to destroy their high-threat pathogens stored in the country’s health laboratories to prevent the spread of any disease.

On Thursday, the Gateway Pundit confirmed that there were biolabs in Ukraine, and Hunter Biden’s firm Rosemont Seneca invested in the firms building these labs.
The World Health Organization (WHO) admitted to Reuters on Thursday that they had advised Ukraine to destroy their high-threat pathogens stored in the country’s health laboratories to prevent the spread of any disease.

Russian Representative to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya accused the United States of testing viral agents in Ukraine during Security Council testimony on Friday.
Nebenzya accused the US was testing coronavirus in Ukrainian bats…………..

US Representative to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield denied allegations on Friday regarding the alleged US-funded biological laboratories in Ukraine……………………..

Sadly, Ambassador Greenfield’s testimony did not move the other members on the Security Council.
During the hearing Russia, China, India and Brazil called for an investigation into the US-funded Biolabs in Ukraine.”

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/03/russia-china-brazil-india-call-investigation-us-biolabs-ukraine-representing-half-worlds-population/

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  School committee
10 months ago

Men have a penis, girls have a vagina.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 months ago

The progressive left’s motto: Go forth in the world and commit unnatural acts.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
10 months ago

no snow today…fake news…more bio labs than snow…maybe…nothing is real any more…put that snow shovel back in the garage ya big bozo….why do they keep making up stories about snow…try to drive the ski business but the roads are too bumpy…..ever play hop scotch using potholes…you could twist an ankle if yer that stupit…or get hit by a freakin bus….don’t do it…an stay outtta Youcrane taday…too many flyin projectiles

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
10 months ago

Hunter Biden has impounded all the “snow”, and is slowly “disposing of it” with the help of some girls from CHINA….

pothole
pothole
10 months ago

So if the US finally does step in to “defend Ukraine” what will have caused it to happen? certainly not the killing of woman and children because that has been happening all along. Must be something new. It has seemed like a foregone conclusion that Ukraine will fall but the media is portraying them as fierce fighters who will fight to the death. That is probably true but it feels to me at least that the thinking is eventually Russia will destroy the entire country and take over at the expense of many lives. This is happening but if the US steps in to stop it and risk a major escalation, what would give the motivation to do this?

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
10 months ago

Wonder if Freddie Rutberg ever reads the newspaper he owns? He keeps raising the prices, supposedly for a new press. Since this new press was installed the BB is all blurry, black smudges and less and less news in it, When the news is finally printed, most of us have already either seen the issue on Springfield or Albany news channels or read it in IBerkshires days ago, for free. So what is the reason for this total disaster of a newspaper, is it lack of training on the new press, lack of help, the purchase of a sub-par machine, lack of supervision to make them do it correct or better yet maybe it is a way for us to not know the truth about the City if we can’t read about it through the blurred pages. Big waste of money.

Fred Rutherford
Fred Rutherford
Reply to  danvalenti
10 months ago

The Eagle prints all the fake news that’s fit to print. Don’t forget about Clarence s riveting weather stories. A big plus.

Ass Backwards
Ass Backwards
Reply to  Fred Rutherford
10 months ago

The biggest stories are the ones they do NOT print. Like what are the real reasons the city of Pittsfield will not do a forensic audit when they have a mammoth ever increasing budget and a dwindling tax base. You would think they would want to see if there were any ways to trim the budget either by cutting waste or duplicity of expenditures. What is everyone so afraid of?

Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
Reply to  Fred Rutherford
10 months ago

Doing the NYT dance

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Shirleyknutz
10 months ago

NYT is getting spanked in the courts, for slandering Project Veritas.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Fred Rutherford
10 months ago

Don’t forget the bASSholes leftist drivel.

Polly Sees
Polly Sees
Reply to  danvalenti
10 months ago

Dread

Ass Backwards
Ass Backwards
Reply to  Merry & Bright
10 months ago

Do any local media get tax breaks from the city of Pittsfield? Did any get covid relief money from either the city, state or federal govt? Or all three? Would any local media outlets openly talk about such things if they were true?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Merry & Bright
10 months ago

Besides Dan and THE PLANET, journalism left town with the Miller family.

The Left Winged Parrot is not fit to line a kitty box.

J2S
J2S
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 months ago

I have tried to make sense of how the Planet can scoop the BE on so many stories with the BE having such an advantage with manpower etc.. The scoops aren’t here and there either.

Pat
Pat
10 months ago

I read the article in the Berkshire Eagle today about Timothy Shugrue running for District Attorney. I would vote for him over Harrington, but he lost me somewhat when he said that he is “proud of his party”. How could he possibly be proud of the current Democratic party and what they are doing to this country? How can he say that without adding that he finds their extremist views unacceptable? He has a lot more experience than Harrington, but would we continue to hear more of the far left buzzwords like “Equity” and “Justice Reform” from him? I’m sick of voting for the lesser of two evils in this county. What about a qualified District Attorney candidate from the Independent party to run against the Democratic ticket? It seems to me that the position of District Attorney can’t just be framed as Harrington vs. anybody else. It has to also be about just what justice reform means and do we think it’s working for this country as we see crime skyrocket?

Rileyed
Rileyed
10 months ago

A District Attorney can only do so much about crime? Let’s start by having one who can do the actual job. Berkshire County citizens are counting the days until the new DA arrives to uphold his sworn duties and not use the office to advance their own social justice agenda. Can’t wait.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Rileyed
10 months ago

I hope that’s true, but Timothy Shugrue was just saying in the Eagle that he loves the Democrats and is proud to be a Democrat with no mention of the current extremism in the Democratic party. That could mean that he is also a justice warrior and will be following the far left agenda, but will be better qualified to do it than Harrington. This election should also be about the far left agenda and not just Harrington being unfit for the job, or we end up with a very qualified District Attorney who will pursue the far left agenda of going easy on certain crimes and other far left craziness and crime will continue to spin out of control.

Last edited 10 months ago by Pat
Noah Lender
Noah Lender
Reply to  Pat
10 months ago

Wondering if Shugrue isn’t one of them bail reformers,will see.

Teedoff
Teedoff
Reply to  Noah Lender
10 months ago

We had 5 Democrat DA’s prior to our current useless one who weren’t.

Al A. Bye
Al A. Bye
Reply to  Noah Lender
10 months ago

He’s not.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pat
10 months ago

Capital punishment! For burning hay bales….

Noah Lender
Noah Lender
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 months ago

Millions in rate hikes last c clowncil meeting and white says he rather be at a bar watching a band and drinking a beer. Maffuccio got shut down by interference from the back and lumpy-lousy and Kronick was getting kooky looks and head shaking. Marchetti was in wrap it up mode and good ol boy tolerance but Maffuccio got shut down.

Ricardo Pendejo
Ricardo Pendejo
Reply to  danvalenti
10 months ago

I can hardly wait!

gutter noncents
gutter noncents
Reply to  Ricardo Pendejo
10 months ago

That’s what Kuffkinks does on most appropriations. Wait.

Ass Backwards
Ass Backwards
Reply to  danvalenti
10 months ago

Awesome Dan. Rake some coals. Expose some phony city reps for the self serving lazy mayoral ass kissers they are. These phony councilors are taking there pay and free health insurance and then crapping on the hard working and elderly of their own city. That is trailer trash stuff if you ask me.

Laffin Atowny
Laffin Atowny
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 months ago

Imagine a BLM ciity council member getting disrespected. Maffuccio represents the taxpayers and if he needs questions answered from department heads or the mayor then wait your turn until he’s done. Isn’t that the procedure.

thats the procedure

Rileyed
Rileyed
Reply to  Pat
10 months ago

I think you can relax and let that one go, Pat. Shugrue is like most of us in the county, sensible and just want to do our jobs, take care of our families and neighbors, and have normal non-polarizing attitudes towards social issues. Far left Democrats are as bad as far right Republicans. If regular people get out and vote these extreme elements will be marginalized. Tell your friends and neighbors to vote.

Laffin Atowny
Laffin Atowny
Reply to  Rileyed
10 months ago

Dan. Where was Kavey?

Gadfly
Gadfly
Reply to  Laffin Atowny
10 months ago

Having his hair styled?

gutter noncents
gutter noncents
Reply to  Gadfly
10 months ago

Being politically correct.

Ass Backwards
Ass Backwards
Reply to  Rileyed
10 months ago

Problem with voting is that you do not know who or what you are voting for. Many of these people can lie through their teeth and will pat you on the back at the same time. You sure as hell cannot vote based on what they say or promise.

Tim Shoeglue
Tim Shoeglue
Reply to  Pat
10 months ago

Fair questions

joetaxpayer
joetaxpayer
10 months ago

Berkshire Eagle dripping about gas emissions in 2035. If progressives take control there won’t be a USA in 2026.. Why would any sane person buy that one way rag. They used to be great, may the Miller family Rest In Peace, unfortunately the south county woke crowd ruined there legacy.

Laffin Atowny
Laffin Atowny
Reply to  danvalenti
10 months ago

Way overrated storm

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

FACTS: The U.S.A. is the #2 polluter of greenhouse gas emissions in the World. China (#1) and the U.S.A. together account for nearly 50% of the World’s global warming pollution. The Pentagon emits more greenhouse gases than 140 countries combined. China and the U.S.A. both have the largest military industrial complexes in the World, which is the real reason why the two countries are the worst culprits in causing so-called Climate Change. OPINION: The Green New Deal is nonsense because the U.S. Government’s lucrative military industrial complex is the real problem, and the Swamp knows damn well that billionaire John Kerry lecturing the world about reducing greenhouse gas emission is a public relations stunt that furthers the Democratic Party’s propaganda to win support for their phony causes. FACT: Billionaire John Forbes Kerry had tens of millions of dollars in personal investments in the oil and gas industry one year ago in 2021 prior to President Biden naming him as his Climate Czar. OPINION: Career Politicians LIE for a living, which is on top of their huge fortunes from their decades of corruption in the Swamp!

joetaxpayer
joetaxpayer
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
10 months ago

China has the biggest carbon foot print, John Kerry second.

Who Ate My Strawberries ?
Who Ate My Strawberries ?
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
10 months ago

According to the U.N. cow farts are causing the climate to change.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Who Ate My Strawberries ?
10 months ago

Good point Cows are going where the rainforests are being combusted. Maybe USA should demand responsible environmental law from those shining examples first.

Also, ethanol for gas is bad agriculture. Did the UN study its impact too?

Last edited 10 months ago by levitan
Shirleyknutz
Shirleyknutz
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
10 months ago

Shut down all private jets! Go tell them, I am sure John Kerry will stop flying for the good of the earth. I am still trying to figure out this so called shortage. For 2 years everything stopped, weren’t we stockpiling for when the economy kicked in again?

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

You get the award for being the biggest flip-flopper ever – you’ve been a big fan of Kerry and now we’re supposed to believe you don’t support him??
What a flake!

J2S
J2S
Reply to  danvalenti
10 months ago

They were able to get into Joe’s head and take up space because there isn’t nothing else in there of his own.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  J2S
10 months ago

Pelousey blew in his ear yesterday, Joe is not empty anymore he’s refilled!

Ass Backwards
Ass Backwards
Reply to  danvalenti
10 months ago

What happens to the earth when all lthe gas and oil are removed? Does the permafrost keep it from collasping or does it collapse inward like a punctured soccer ball?

Bamboozled
Bamboozled
Reply to  danvalenti
10 months ago

I really thought Bernie was the GND & that’s why I voted otherwise.

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

Dan,the oil companies have tremendous capacity right now to expand production.They choose to gouge you.

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

Nope, the Democrats did!

Biden did that!!!!

School committee
School committee
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 months ago

YOU are lying for FOX/PUTIN media.Oil companies will not renew production.They are gouging crazy money out of you

Dementia Joe
Dementia Joe
Reply to  School committee
10 months ago

Biden gets his cut

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  School committee
10 months ago

Chump change compared to the democRATS thievery.

DemocRATS are worse than hookers; Hookers will stop screwing you when your out of money.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
10 months ago

Short-Term Rentals ordinance is being crafted for Pittsfield.

Pittsfield Ordinance & Rules Tackles Process for Short-Term Rentals / iBerkshires.com – The Berkshires online guide to events, news and Berkshire County community information.

Will the Airbnb revenue help city taxpayers, or will the Airbnb revenue go towards the Lovely Linda & Kufflink’s secretive $lu$h Fund$?

airbnb pittsfield ma – Google Search

G113
G113
10 months ago

The squeeze of the shoe and the jingle of the keys.

*Women’s Pod was maximum security not minimum.

https://theberkshireedge.com/i-publius-nothing-wrong-with-keeping-your-mask-on

G113
G113
Reply to  G113
10 months ago

*Squeak of the shoe

WarHawk
WarHawk
10 months ago

The Russian onslaught continues big time Dan, and now we have dead Americans and if you you think Putin would pull out if Zelinskly agreed to not join NATO , etc., then Let’s Go Linda has some PEDA land to sell you. WWIII is on and the sooner we get involved the less slaughter there will be. Send in the A-10’s and F16’s and F22’s and F35’s. Let’s Go Biden show some balls!

gutter noncents
gutter noncents
Reply to  WarHawk
10 months ago

Cant do that Putin will create a nuclear war. But then again he might anyway. I’m agreeing with you in real time. You made me change my mind!

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

No way, keep our boys out of the war, for many reasons;
1) Ukraine is corrupt
2) Ukraine is not a member of NATO
3) It’s not our fight
4) We aren’t defending our OWN border
5) US is broke
6) Politicians using war as distraction from domestic issues

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

And in addition, WarHawk, the US pentagon has been funding bioweapons labs not only in Ukraine but also in different countries surrounding Russia, most likely violating the Biological Weapons Convention and the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989. This may explain why the US is provoking war with Russia, in order to coverup the bioweapons program.
Do your research!

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

USA/Fauci has the bio-weapon labs distributed all around the world.

The next pandemic will be just in time to ensure mail-in voting for next fall elections……..

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

It is a brand new democracy that was very corrupt before Zellenskyy. The attack on the right to vote is everywhere including this board.

WarHawk
WarHawk
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
10 months ago

We have the ability and the capacity to help. Where is your humanity????

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  WarHawk
10 months ago

That bimbo you voted for, Kamala, made a bigger fool of herself last week. She stated Ukraine IS PART OF NATO.

I can post a link for You, if you’ll believe Your eyes and ears.

WarHawk
WarHawk
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 months ago

I wouldn’t vote for that “see you next Tuesday” if my life depended on it.

Tax&Spend
Tax&Spend
10 months ago

This just in – now Biden administration is now sanctioning the payment of 600 gift cards to addicts that pass their series of piss tests, with your freaking tax dollars. This in addition to the 30 million for the smoking kits with the crack pipes. Is Andrea ok with this bullshit in the name of harm reduction????

gutter noncents
gutter noncents
Reply to  Tax&Spend
10 months ago

You have to admit these Ukraine’s are a tough bunch. No fly a Joe. Yesterday !

ABA
ABA
Reply to  Tax&Spend
10 months ago

She’s all for it no doubt!

Wakeupcandvote
Wakeupcandvote
Reply to  ABA
10 months ago

Anyone can use their own illegal drugs in the land of harm reduction activists and the Andrea Harrington school of law regime. The next step is giving addicts “safe” cocaine, heroin, and crystal meth.In Vancouver the The Drug User Liberation Front is already distributing free heroin.They want to “make all drugs like cannabis” and they are already placing editorials saying if you support marijuana you should support all drugs. If you are okay with these fringe freaks deciding, stay home from the polls this year.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Wakeupcandvote
10 months ago

Pretty soon growing opium poppies will be legal too…….

Al A. Bye
Al A. Bye
Reply to  Tax&Spend
10 months ago

OK with it? She is prescribing it for Berkshire County! Harrington is fully decriminalizing possession of all drugs including fentanyl, cocaine, fentanyl-laced cocaine, you name it. And the reason is purely political. It’s right here on her campaign website. The is Harrington’s strategy for “promoting public health” and “reducing overcriminalization.”
– Dismissed over 50% of charges for low-level offenses such as drug possession, prostitution, operating with a suspended license, shoplifting, loitering, and trespassing.

laughingstock
laughingstock
Reply to  Al A. Bye
10 months ago

What about the other 50%, were they black?

EricaG
EricaG
Reply to  laughingstock
10 months ago

Nope. But you will never see that “data” despite our supposedly racist police according to Harrington’s last campaign.

Ass Backwards
Ass Backwards
Reply to  Al A. Bye
10 months ago

Truth be told, prostitution could be one hell of an economic engine for Pittsfield and given what the city has been allowed to become it would not be the worse thing. They could turn the so far useless PEDA site into a red light district and tax the hell out it. And rather than use the extra money to fix up the city they could dole it out to special interests since that policy already has deep roots.
Gambling use to be outlawed in the state of Mass. but is now welcomed with open arms as are drugs which some politicians actually have vested interest in. You can legally purchase marijuana products or get the heavier stuff free at the clinics. So prostitution might as well blend in with the rest of the city degradation. Does anyone really give a shit at this point? Aren’t we already pretty close to the bottom anyway?

Jenny Jenny
Jenny Jenny
Reply to  Ass Backwards
10 months ago

NON
sense

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Ass Backwards
10 months ago

It’s already legal, the biggest whores in mASSachusetts work at Beacon Hill.

RNtoo
RNtoo
Reply to  Ass Backwards
10 months ago

I hope you stay as far away as possible from any decisions involving the public. Prostitution is dangerous and desperate. Slapping a legal label on it changes nothing.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Tax&Spend
10 months ago

Will Hunter choose the free pipe or the $600?

ComeOnMan!
ComeOnMan!
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 months ago

The free pipe. He can always get more cash selling his artwork but clean crack pipes are a tough find.

ComeOnMan!
ComeOnMan!
Reply to  Tax&Spend
10 months ago

Come on man! ThIs sounds like fake news

The school committee
The school committee
10 months ago

Trumpers now are seeing two sides to Putins now attacking civilians,journalist and the dead babies and moms of democracy.The latest hero of democracy is Brent Renauld who gave his life telling the world the truth of Putins lie in the Ukraine.We have very mentally ill people living in America now.They deliver the lie of fascism.

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

“We have very mentally ill people living in America now.They deliver the lie of fascism.”

Thanks for reminding, giving us, and being, a shining example!!!

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

So Biden voters tell me if this is good foreign policy?

Russia