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LADIES & GENTLEMEN, BOYS & GIRLS … IT’S TIME TO PLAY (AUDIENCE YELLS, IN UNISON) “THIS OR THAT”

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY JUNE 29, 2020) — [BOOMING VOICE OF] DON PARDO: Lllllladies and gentlemen, it’s time to play, THIS OR THAT, the game show where YOU get to choose YOUR preference. And here’s the star of our show, THE PLANET !!!!! [RIOTOUS APPLAUSE AS THE PLANET JOGS OUT ON STAGE TO THE SOUND OF “A TASTE OF HONEY” BY THE TIJUANA BRASS]

THE PLANET: Thank you very much, Don Pardo and welcome to all in our studio audience and those playing at home. Here’s how you play the game. We present two pairs, items of a similar category, and YOU tell us which one you prefer. For example, if the category is barbecue sauce, we ask you THIS (Sweet Ray’s) OR THAT (Stubbs). Our own personal choice here on THIS OR THAT is Stubbs … and it’s just a coincidence that Stubbs is our alternate sponsor [CANNED LAUGHTER]. Keep in mind that they choices will be nearly equal, but one will be slightly more preferable. That’s the challenge in this game, folks. Now let’s begin. When we present a couple, tell us which you prefer, and we remind you and all those playing at along in the home version of THIS OR THAT you have 10 seconds for each answer. When you hear this sound [LOUD, ANNOYING BUZZER], your time has expired and you get eliminated. Expired, eliminated? No. It’s not true. I have no known associates residing in either Southie or the North End [UPROARIOUS CANNED LAUGHTER].

Okay, tell us, THIS -OR- THAT:

  • Mayor Linda Tyer -or- Losing an arm in a threshing machine?
  • Pittsfield city councilor Peter White -or- Two white-hot needles, one in each eye … White and “white,” get it? [MORE CANNED LAUGHTER]
  • Deanna Ruffer -or- Getting sent via time machine to be on the receiving end of the Spanish Inquisition?
  • Councilor president Peter Marchetti -or- Watching the Elephant Man take a shower?
  • Councilor Kevin Sherman -or- Watching paint dry on a stick in the middle of the Kalahari Desert?
  • Councilor Ken Warren -or- Drinking a gallon of gasoline, neat?
  • Council James Conant -or- Being buried alive under a molten pool of pizza-sauce-colored lava?
  • Councilor Patrick Kavey -or- Watching you family in the car up ahead go airborne in a flaming crash?
  • Councilor Dina Lampiasi -or- Having both legs amputated with a hacksaw and having the freshly oozing stumps dipped in a salt barrel.
  • Councilor Karen Kalinowski -or- Having your road rash after a motorcycle accident cleaned out with wire brushes and rusted steel wool?
  • Councilor Earl Persip -or- Having a nest of egg-laying earwigs surgically implanted in your head?
  • City finance director Matt Kerwood -or- Seeing Butch Patrick vomit on your white carpet?
  • School supt. Joe Curtiss -or- seeing Alison McGee pedaling in a North Street bike lane naked and on the rag?
  • School finance director “Tex” Behnke -or- Being suspended in a large bird cage in a dark Angola dungeon until you die of thirst?
  • Reading iBerkshires -or- Having your tongue cut out while Brittany Polito sticks ice picks in your ears?
  • Watching current programming on PCTV -or- Being locked in an 8×8 cell with three ravenous Komodo dragons?
  • Shirley Edgerton -or- Having your skin torn from your living body, one ribbon at a time?

THE PLANET: Well, that’s all the time we have today on THIS OR THAT.  We thank Tony Maffuccio and Charlie Kronick for serving as tonight’s judges. Remember, for every correct answer, you win 10 points. At the end of each week, that week’s winner is feted with an all-expenses paid visit to Dead On North — DON, and not Don Pardo [HUGE LAUGHTER] — and shot in the head by the gang member of your choice. Next time you’re looking for a “vibrant and dynamic” time, head for DON. Always “Ask for DON.”

DON PARDO: That’s right, PLANET. Make yours Dead On North, the destination of choice for the discriminating whomever. [CUE BOUNCY THEME MUSIC … FADE TO BLACK].

———- ooo ———-

Did you notice, Ladies and Gentlemen, that THE PLANET made no mention of last night’s Carnival of Souls that took place in council chambers?

[CUE: The Night They Invented Champagne]

———————————————————————————–

Dance is the hidden language of the soul” — Martha Graham.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

Now that Ghislaine Maxwell has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for grooming 14-year-old girls to be sexually abused and raped by 215 rich and powerful men – allegedly including twice Convicted Felon Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, and the U.K.’s Prince Andrew – will any of the aforementioned men face criminal charges for allegedly being in Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking ring? Or will it only be the woman who pays? Will Ghislaine Maxwell be murdered in prison to keep the men safe? Was Jeffrey Epstein murdered in prison to keep the men safe? What about the man who may have been murdered in prison in France similar to Jeffrey Epstein’s suspicious suicide behind bars? Was Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking ring part of a larger international sex trafficking ring? How many rich and powerful men are part of these sex trafficking rings around the world? How big is all of this? Why don’t we have answers to these questions?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

Ask Hillary about Arkancide and Soterocide…..

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

The Senate Seargent of Arms 1/6/21, just got DNCided, as he testified AGAINST the the 1/6/21 witch hunt.

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

He sure did.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
1 month ago

THAT!!! 17 times!

Dan, ROFL at this intro to the 6/29/2022 edition of, The Planet. Nice writing

The earwig “that”, reminded me of an old Rod Sterling’s “Night Gallery”……

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
1 month ago

Oh, Dan, you really made that much too easy. After all, how bad can a nest full of earwigs in your head really be. And a clash with a trashing machine, a mere flesh wound compared to the vivisection taxpayers are subjected to by the ghoulish doktor tyer and her body snatching assistant Bowels Kerwood.

Reverting to the past-current subject of alleged racism, every once in a while, I think that there have to be good decent people of colour out there. So why is it that the Earl Sharpton Persips, Shirley Sharpton Edgertons, Michael Sharpton Wynns, The Roberta & Warren Sharpton Dews, the Dennis Sharpton Powells are the types chosen to represent POC? David Moody has more integrity.

Racist Sniffing K9
Racist Sniffing K9
Reply to  The City I Hate
1 month ago

“Reverting to the past-current subject of alleged racism, every once in a while, I think that there have to be good decent people of colour out there”

BARK BARK BARK

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Racist Sniffing K9
1 month ago

There it is again. When the mongrels don’t have a legitimate argument to the truth, they attack you with their rabid lies. Now why don’t you go back to licking your balls and sniffing your dirty moon, you rabid mongrel. And wait for your mother to give you your bowl of Night Train flavored with Kool-Aid.

Last edited 1 month ago by The City I Hate
Lenny
Lenny
1 month ago

A round of applause for councilors Kronick, Maffucchio, Warren & Kalinowsky for opposing the mayor’s outrageous budget and requesting that more ARPA money be used to support the taxpayers.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Lenny
1 month ago

Got info on what happened at the Flat Tyer repair garage/clinic last night?

I don’t do The Left Winged Parrot and don’t believe them anyway.

Capt. M. Taylor ABC Army
Capt. M. Taylor ABC Army
Reply to  Lenny
1 month ago

while I applaud them on their vote, Kronick did not help himself in the least with his open mic speech and kalinowsky looked like she would have an emotional meltdown at a few points.

I’ll throw out a commendation to Earl, which I never do, in trying to work with the store owners on the nip problem and openly communicate

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Capt. M. Taylor ABC Army
1 month ago

How about what transpired and the end results?

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

When did the majority of them ever do the right thing, the moral thing, the ethical thing, the financially fiscal thing for the majority of the taxpayers? If it happened, I don’t remember it. I don’t remember a single mayor ever proposing a sensible honest tax payer friendly budget, and I don’t remember a majority of city councilors rejecting inflated pickleball budgets and demanding that department heads find ways to reduce their pickleball, lard filled, pump track, bridge to NO-WHERE budgets. I also don’t remember a hiring freeze, and I don’t remember an honest forensic audit. I only remember the majority of them being on the wrong side of right, predictably and consistently.

Earle of Pudney
Earle of Pudney
Reply to  Lenny
1 month ago

I agree. Those four are the core of a good thinking city council. We need more minds like theirs on the council.

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Paul
Paul
Reply to  Lenny
1 month ago

Sadly I think all the ARPA money will go to all the special interests that never seen to accomplish anything and most of the money they get goes to salaries.

Mike
Mike
1 month ago

As vulgar as it can probably get.
Dan I’d say you’ve disgraced yourself but you are not self aware enough to get that.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

OH MY GOSH! I didn’t realize that today’s topic was satire in nature. But a word of advice to Kronic, next time he signs up to speak at open mic, “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” – Abraham Lincoln

But in Kronic’s incoherent babbling, he did bring up a disturbing issue of what children in elementary school are subjected to. The only thing schools should be teaching children is Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic. Lessons in morality, or immorality should be the responsibility of parents and the church. And I’m not referring to the churches festooned with queer flags and flamboyant fags.

In 2012 Pittsfield Promise set a goal for reading. At that time the percentage of Pittsfield Public School 3rd graders reading at a 3rd grade level was dismal. Did Pittsfield schools reach their goal? Or did the Pittsfield Schools substitute that promise with Drag Queen Story Hour for Pittsfield Elementary Skool Children.

While Kronic was doing whatever that was that he was attempting to do at open mic, it looked like simpleton Pee Pee white had an agitated Mexican jumping bean in his bobble head, and he may have actually rolled his googly eyes at Kronic.

The Ploose
The Ploose
Reply to  The City I Hate
1 month ago

City. Cant you tell Maffuccio that he needs to go to Walmart and get a shirt that actually fits?

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  The Ploose
1 month ago

He can’t help it. He’s a fatso, trapped in a skinny body. But at least he makes an effort to earn his $9000 stipend.

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  The City I Hate
1 month ago

He had gas

The Ploose
The Ploose
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

What is white talking about the water is separate from the budget it’s not inclusive in a taxpayers budget it’s a separate fund I’m gonna tell you if we don’t get these bums out, you won’t have any choice but to move out.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mike
1 month ago

It’s not vulgar and obscene, like what retched Flat Tyer is doing to taxpayers and Pittsfield.

It’s what needed to be said, and Dan’s satire was biting.

Earle of Pudney
Earle of Pudney
Reply to  Mike
1 month ago

Me thinks you require a chill pill.

Rhea Seeeved
Rhea Seeeved
Reply to  Earle of Pudney
1 month ago

Persip said he hasn’t seen the hard data that suggests people are moving out of Pittsfield? But contrary people are moving in,huh. Your numbers Data say people are moving out look at the population decrease your boob.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Rhea Seeeved
1 month ago

Persip was referring to hard data of no one moving out from his area where he has a 400 G home. What a big dope he his!

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

I am surprised that there wasn’t a mass exodus after the BIG DUMP DOPE moved into YTs neighborhood. I’m sure, behind closed blinds, people were whispering, “There goes the neighborhood.” Everyone probably added more security locks to their doors and had bullet proof windows installed for when their new neighbor invited his family over for malt liquor 40s, chicken BBQ, Colt 45: It works every time” watermelon soaked in Ripple, Night Train and Kool Aid.

The Downtown Umbrella guy
The Downtown Umbrella guy
1 month ago

I just realized Kronick looks like John Krol in a wig and a glue-on mustache. Have we ever seen the two in the same room?

Knot Thinking
Knot Thinking
Reply to  The Downtown Umbrella guy
1 month ago

Which would mean Kronick looks like that cartoon character Guy Smiley? Like the Larry of Arabia by the Planet for Sir Charles.

The Ploose
The Ploose
Reply to  The Downtown Umbrella guy
1 month ago

Did I hear Pete White say if you got a problem with the budget contact the school committee what is he some kind of an idiot you’re the city Council you’re the one that appropriates the money find ways to reduce money were not an environment that’s economically sound wow

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  The Ploose
1 month ago

Seven councilors are victims of magical thinking.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Acute Angina
1 month ago

Magic Mushrooms might be the cause of their magical thinking?

Wilson
Wilson
1 month ago

Tyer handing out another $3 million to fund salaries at “non-profits”, playing philanthropist without having to be smart enough to earn the money or pretty enough to marry someone who was. Much better use of the money than water infrastructure that would have reduced the cost of living for the entire population that she supposedly represents, maybe there can be a Proposition 2 1/2 override vote to fund a statue of her

Rhea Seeeved
Rhea Seeeved
Reply to  Wilson
1 month ago

Warren talks in riddles and when he’s wrong gives up.

Rhea Seeeved
Rhea Seeeved
Reply to  Wilson
1 month ago

Thus his new moniker……The Riddler.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

So who is the fiddler, twiddler and diddler?

Nips Areneeded
Nips Areneeded
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

That IS funny!! He must’ve slurped his baba as a child

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Rhea Seeeved
1 month ago

My predictions are proving most prescient. Batman is becoming reality. Everytown shall soon be Gotham. And zombies are already occupying highest office, UFO’s governing the Capitol. LIfe is better than fiction.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Wilson
1 month ago

Sorry about length!
Berkshire Eagle
6/9/22

Pittsfield awards $3M in ARPA money to another set of community organizations

PITTSFIELD — Mayor Linda Tyer says almost $3 million of additional American Rescue Plan money will go to 19 organizations working to bring residents into a post-pandemic era.
The awards were presented Wednesday morning. 
The new round of funding brings the total the city has allocated to community projects to $8.9 million — about $3 million more than Tyer had previously said her administration would provide.

The awards include legal aid for housing and employment cases, investment in childcare programs and youth activities, economic assistance to downtown businesses and a series of arts programs.

Three organizations were awarded more than $300,000 and account for a little less than half of the money distributed in the second round of programing. 

The biggest award of the day went to 18 Degrees, which plans to use $600,000 to hire additional family liaisons for the organization’s early education

and care team. These liaisons will provide in-class and at-home support for children working on “positive and adaptive development and behaviors,” according to a news release.
The Brien Center will receive $400,000 to transition to a new electronic health record system, start a transportation program for Pittsfield clients and improve the organization’s offices on Fenn Street.
The city has committed $350,000 to the Pittsfield Economic Revitalization Corporation. PERC applied for the funds in order to increase its technical assistance grant program and to launch a new partnership with Downtown Pittsfield Inc. for a program focused on downtown businesses.

All in all, the city will receive $40.6 million in ARPA money over the course of the federal program. The city has received the first half on the funds and over the last year began allocating money to city and community-led projects.

“We’re in a solid position to still accomplish the things that we initially thought we wanted to invest in.”
Mayor Linda Tyer
During the first round of community awards, Tyer and her staff emphasized that they only planned to steer $6 million of the first $20.3 million in ARPA funds to community organizations. Awards to 18 community organizations in April came in at $5.9 million, leaving only $100,000 to allocate in the second round of funding — an estimate the mayor opted to exceed. 
On Wednesday Tyer said that limit was disregarded once the application for the second round of awards came in. 
“We decided that these investments all had great returns in terms of the service to people who are in post-pandemic recovery,” Tyer said.

City staff have promised that the next major ARPA investment will be on housing — an area that community members time and again called on the city to fund.
Tyer said the additional community awards shouldn’t impact what her administration plans for housing projects.
“We’re in a solid position to still accomplish the things that we initially thought we wanted to invest in,” Tyer said. “Things have changed as we learned more especially about the community-based awards, but I still think we’re going to be able to accomplish many of the goals we set out to accomplish.”

Here are the organizations receiving ARPA funds in the second round of awards
• 18 Degrees Early Education Family Care: $600,000
• Berkshire Center for Justice: $50,000
• Berkshire Civic Ballet: $51,920
• Berkshire Community College: $70,000
• Berkshire County Arc: $50,000
• Berkshire County Regional Housing Authority: $240,000
• Berkshire Dream Center: $245,000
• Berkshire Music School: $20,000
• Berkshire Nursing Families: $10,000
• Berkshire Theatre Group: $220,000
• Brien Center: $400,000
• Child Care of the Berkshires: $125,000
• Community Legal Aid: $30,000
• Gladys Allen Brigham Community Center: $100,000
• Jacob’s Pillow: $30,000
• Mass Audubon: $160,000
• Pediatric Development Center: $65,000
• Pittsfield Economic Revitalization Corporation (PERC): $350,000
• Soldier On: $160,000

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

Silly me I thought the ARPA money was for Pittsfield? Seems the money is being spread from Barrington to Becket and Adams. Why won’t they just put the money where it helps everyone, yes water and sewer

Nips Areneeded
Nips Areneeded
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
1 month ago

They will do water,that’s for sewer, I’m mean sure.

Teedoff
Teedoff
1 month ago
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Tony Cotconigliarrowed
Tony Cotconigliarrowed
Reply to  Teedoff
1 month ago

Sherman stated a former City Councilor once Told him you don’t vote for 51% of the budget you vote for the budget what kind of a dumb statement is that, aren’t you your own man?

The problem with that statement you’re heeding to, is you had no idea or questions during debate on how to relieve the burden to Kapanski’s. Never heard such bullshit from city counselors and from answers especially by superintendent of schools and finance director.

Another item is helping certain city counselors add nothing to the budget discussion yet vote for the budget they had to see this budget was bloated. And misdirected in many many spots.

Now they want to fix the old ballfield because the mayor said that she can do more and we should do more? and I agree but what about everything else that she is negated from her blight budget like Hess for one?

Scams R Us
Scams R Us
Reply to  Tony Cotconigliarrowed
1 month ago

Waconah Park is a money dump. The Suns have been getting a free ride all around. But there is no laundering or kickbacks involved so that is a plus.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Tony Cotconigliarrowed
1 month ago

Wouldn’t you think someone from the city would publish pictures of the rusted under structure of the grandstand? Maybe it’s not so bad but maybe Tyre has some magical vision involving the park.

WrongWayDA
WrongWayDA
Reply to  Teedoff
1 month ago

Andrea Harrington is not running for DA which is good because she is not a prosecutor she’s a politician looking for her next handout. No signs out and none ordered. She is not running.

Scams R Us
Scams R Us
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Any chance her friend at city hall could create a $200,000 unneeded position for her? Isn’t that how the game is played? Remember when Barrett got a made up position in charge of snow removal when we already had a guy in charge of that? Just to carry him over till his next political hack job. that is what good friends do in tough times.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Scams R Us
1 month ago

Ruberto had his scratch ticket littering Snow Czar, tyer has her DIE. Another costly redundant Dodo from North Adams, Another Albatross around the necks of Pittsfield taxpayers. Two Big Red pot HOLE duds.

Public Enemies
Public Enemies
Reply to  WrongWayDA
1 month ago

Harrington is too busy taking a stand on social media to do her job. Literally, what does she do?

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  WrongWayDA
1 month ago

I hope she doesn’t run, but find it hard to believe she wouldn’t run because of the amount of dough and benefits & perks she gets. It would take her years to make what she does now in one year. No way in private practice does she make that kind of dough.

Last edited 1 month ago by Optimus Prime
Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

A good lawyer would make more but she is a lousy barrister. She does have a future as a barista.

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

I hope she marches in the 4th parade – I have my Shugrue sign ready!!

MrsMiaWallace
MrsMiaWallace
Reply to  WrongWayDA
1 month ago

She’s on the ballot, so she’s running.
God help us all.

Newsbreak
Newsbreak
Reply to  Teedoff
1 month ago

The prosecutor who lost the case is from out of county. As someone pointed out on here focus and investment in the community may well be an issue. Since Harrington chased all the top prosecutors over to the defense side this really was bound to happen. Was there even a murder case lost in Berkshire County in the last several decades before Andrea Harrington? I don’t think so.

2017 really
2017 really
Reply to  Newsbreak
1 month ago

Apparently the reason for that is defendants were falsely imprisoned.

Last edited 1 month ago by 2017 really
Public Enemies
Public Enemies
Reply to  Newsbreak
1 month ago

Andrea Harrington couldn’t win a murder case with a confession. Let that sink in.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Public Enemies
1 month ago

The acquitted suspect did confess to the murder. Not unlike the alleged murderer of Stephen Curley in April 2022. Before allegedly murdering Curley, and injuring a female in a double shooting incident, the court dismissed murder charges (Dec. 2021) against Laquan Johnson in another shooting incident which resulted in a death. Laquan admitted to being the shooting in that incident. And in-between those two-gun related incidents, Laquan was arrested on again on charges of possession of a firearm without an FID card in gun related shooting. Of course, none of these charges stuck in the court of Nipples harrington.

MrsMiaWallace
MrsMiaWallace
Reply to  Newsbreak
1 month ago

Not all went to the defense side. Several are working as ADAs in the Hampden DA’s office in Springfield where they have a REAL DA.

MrsMiaWallace
MrsMiaWallace
Reply to  Teedoff
1 month ago

Did she ask the special to “throw” the case?

the school committee
the school committee
1 month ago

Dan,you wust never mention the Trump insurection.If you deny it ,then it did not happen.Trumps CLOWN SHOW is so interestingly crazy you Trumps would go insane…..Tucker will cut it into pieces you can all chew and swallow.

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

There is an ellaphant in this room.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

Stay out of the shower at the jail and you won’t get an insurrection.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

TDS flare up? You were doing pretty well for a couple hours!

BullOndy
BullOndy
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

Kronick is definitely the best looking of the City Councilors. Richard Gere. Call Me!!!!!

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Did Peter O’Toole ever do a picture with Maureen O’Hara?

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

TDS di you escape from Jones again? Hurry back and bend over for your shot it will really help you

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
1 month ago

You watch FOX

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

You’ve been outfoxed.

Outfox
Outfox
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Hey leave me outta this!

Herb Pease
Herb Pease
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

MSLSD

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
1 month ago

Escape? Staff let him go! To crazy for even them.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

They need to reopen Belchertown State for TSC

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

THC, you have to take your meds every day.

Get Over It
Get Over It
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

FACT: There was no insurrection.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Would Chartock allow that? I can’t imagine he’d want Josh debating you. It’d make WAMC look bad.

Two Cents
Two Cents
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
1 month ago

He’s already done a great job of that himself. Would dinner with him and Fanto be considered a level of hell?

Herb Pease
Herb Pease
Reply to  Two Cents
1 month ago

If they were buying I could deal with it.

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

The puppet Joshes of the world follow scripts they are given by their owners. Much like Scientologists they are no longer given to independent thinking. It would be like Gipetto interviewing Pinocchio and his growing nose.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Landes is a left wing lunatic with a press pass.

Capt. M. Taylor ABC Army
Capt. M. Taylor ABC Army
Reply to  Gobsig
1 month ago

BINGO!

Capt. M. Taylor ABC Army
Capt. M. Taylor ABC Army
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

spot on Dan. People on here have stated this numerous times. Josh Landes always has an agenda, he’s an instigator for the bleeding heart left

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the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

Kronick wants full control of his women because only white straight men can fu.. things up.

Get Over It
Get Over It
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

you are deranged

North Street Nomad
North Street Nomad
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

Are you a white homo?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  North Street Nomad
1 month ago

There are two genders and 33 types of queers, which one TSC is who knows……

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  the school committee
1 month ago

Yeah, I agree. Linda “Flat” Tyer, DA Andrea “Wrong Way” Harrington, and Tricia Farley-Country Buffet (D-illegal immigrants), have done a fantastic job of making Pittsfield a safe, taxpayer, friendly place to live.

Wouldn’t you agree TSC? White men, huh?

Outfox
Outfox
1 month ago

Wrong Way’s newest trick is to dismiss a case in which the defendant had very clearly stated to the court and the lawyers that they wanted a trial.
Justice dismissed is Justice denied.
The case had been brought to pretrial conference eight separate times over the course of the past year, the police department that brought the charges refused to do an investigation, and the case was actually being won by the alleged victims private attorney who was pulling the strings at the DA’s office, and he was taken to task and told to bring it to trial by the judge several months ago but Wrong Way still refused to allow the defendant that option, and continue to schedule preterial hearings after being told by the judge to bring it to trial.
When the judge who instructed the DA’s office to bring it to trial asked the ADA what the alleged money damages were in the case, the ADA began pulling numbers out of the hat, just guessing at an amount.
Same judge also told the private attorney to step off and let the state handle it. All of this was ignored by Wrong Ways office.
Not surprising as the piece of the case that made it into the court is part of a larger domestic violence case, which we know this DA can’t handle.
Dan, there’s a big story here.
Meanwhile Flat Tyer gives Community Legal Services a paltry 50 Grand while Berkshire Dream Center,and I encourage everybody to do a deep dive into their history and their corporate finances, gets a sweet quarter mil.
CLS was recently so overwhelmed with eviction cases and trying to keep people in their homes that they could not take on any new cases, eviction or otherwise.
Flat Tyer with one signature just created probably a hundred more homeless people here, if you include the children in the households that are about to be displaced into market rate rents, in which there are no available apartments locally.
Berkshire Dream Center began a culinary training program and incentivized it by claiming this would get folks into the BCC culinary program.
The thing is, these are people who could apply for that program at BCC anyway and get financial aid, which would help meet their expenses while attending school.
Berkshire Dream Center does not even offer their trainees a stipend. Perhaps they are modeling their program after the sheriff’s slave labor snow removal program?
Berkshire Dream Center is a Christian Church.
That’s a quarter million dollars of opportunity that will not be going to atheists, agnostics, Muslims, Jews, Coptics,Sikhs, and may well be used to finance pro- life agendas or influence legislation.
As for me because I know this group well enough, full disclosure: I have complicated feelings around the pro-life pro-choice issue as an adoptee. Where I stand now is that I support choice but I’m not going to be the one who drives you to the clinic.

Fraud upon the court
Fraud upon the court
Reply to  Outfox
1 month ago

Community Legal Aid is a scam. Fact finder!

990
990
1 month ago

The NPO in Berkshire County is completely out of control. Organized crime. Dutch Treat

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
1 month ago

Just read the lying hate rag again and started to wonder where the government’s misinformation department is? If it really was created to cancel misinformation than the hate rag would be closed down. What a terrible use of the resources used to make it. Where have all the honest reporters and newspaper people gone?

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
1 month ago

Dan, what is up with this Mike Daly guy from it’s Pittsfield tonight? He is saying you picked a war with him. Did I miss that?

This guy is a hack. He claims to be a journalist. He didn’t finish high school as far as I can tell.

im going to boycott any business that advertises with him. I suggest your readers do the same.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
1 month ago

I think Dan believes in free speech. And he can take a punch.
The result of such a burgeoning feud could only inflate Dans base numbers so it could be a good thing.
But I generally think Mike Daly is a good guy who is against this failed administration. He should be an ally.

Two Cents
Two Cents
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

I think Daly is desperate to inflate his own numbers. An amateur hack taking on Dan, who played with the big boys for decades, is a suicide mission

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

I would compare that bout of journalism combatant’s to the Archie Moore (Daly a light-heavyweight taking on the heavyweight Rocky Marciano (Dan). The Rock
knocks him out and goes on to retire unbeaten.

Rileyed
Rileyed
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

I agree. This seems like a drunk post and not the usual for this blog. I’d take it down and chock it up to too much whiskey in the whiskey.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Daly had much to say about your blog without naming you or the blog by name. He was talking about everything to do with you and blog. Type in Pittsfield tonight it will take you right to it.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Oh, he also said he is going to see if he can get others in the local media to join together as one to counter you and your blog.

Rileyed
Rileyed
1 month ago

Here ye, here ye! I vow not to prosecute something that is not a crime in my jurisdiction. Such astonishing accomplishments from our “progressive” DA.
https://www.gazettenet.com/Sullivan-signs-letter-on-abortion-46990443

Ismella Arhat
Ismella Arhat
Reply to  Rileyed
1 month ago

What’s this Christian camp at cloverdale st. Wanting a booze venue. Wasn’t that the former camp allegro? No Alchohol gentlemen I wouldn’t think with the zoning for starters.

Nips Areneeded
Nips Areneeded
Reply to  Ismella Arhat
1 month ago

Well,look at the Churchill street camp getting Covid monies from the city? It looks like a n y based on the cars there and is this an adult camp for parents also.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Nips Areneeded
1 month ago

A nude pickle ball camp?

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Ismella Arhat
1 month ago

Milltown bought it and turning it into a sports camp type thing.

https://ellisrealtyadvisors.com/sold-lakeside-camp-retreat/

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Ismella Arhat
1 month ago

Are they going to have weddings and big band entertainment? A hotspot for dignitaries perhaps? Will all the cottages have to live with the racket late into the night? Access to the locale is not so great so will Cloverdale be getting widened and paved?

Nips Areneeded
Nips Areneeded
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

Well that’s another problem that street is a danger spot

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

Milltown will get the blessings from our fearless leadership to do whatever it wants to do. Oh, the leadership will pretend to have concerns for show only, but in the end Milltown gets what it wants.

juicylucy
juicylucy
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

Ponzi Scheme.

FunkrollFamily
FunkrollFamily
Reply to  juicylucy
1 month ago

He is that every council meeting and watts the Kopanski’s from the planet to attend the council meetings with him. Come and express your opinions and express your displeasure to the clowns are pissing our tax dollars away into the wind,come on bloggers,less talk more action. The G-man will never stop working for the tax and rate payers, but can’t do it alone.G-man senses regards to all of the planet bloggers he will see you at City Hall. Workers need to save the city..

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
1 month ago

from da Berkshire Eagle
(pay particular attention to para. 3) these poor schools need mo money mo money mo money!!!!

Inside ‘chronic absenteeism’

  • Rates of chronically absent students — those who miss 10 percent or more of the school year — rose during the pandemic, with dramatic spikes in some Berkshire schools
  • In the 2020-2021 school year, 48.7 percent of North Adams students and 29.5 percent of Pittsfield students were labeled chronically absent. The statewide district average that year was 17.7 percent
  • Before COVID-19, some schools in the Berkshires already had high rates of chronic absenteeism
  • Economically disadvantaged students had higher rates of chronic absenteeism across the state and in some Berkshire county schools
The kidd
The kidd
Reply to  Pittsfield Plummett
1 month ago

The kids had two years off of school. Remote learning was a joke, no plan in place for first 6 months of pandemic, even though online learning has been in college for years. Total disgrace, and now people are surprised that no kids went to school or even want to go now? Get the F out of here! Start holding people accountable for their lack of actions. This means you school committees, administrators etc.

Pi’ssed OnSan Joes
Pi’ssed OnSan Joes
Reply to  The kidd
1 month ago

You’ll never change anything here. High taxes and more money into the schools. The only thing stopping the avalanche is a divine intervention or a typhoon.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

OH MY! DANGER!!!!!!!

“There was a turtle by the name of Bert
and Bert the turtle was very alert;
when DANGER threatened him he never got hurt
he knew just what to do…

He’d DUCK! [gasp]
And COVER!

DUCK! [gasp]

And COVER!”

here’s where it gets a little scary

“(male) He did what we must all learn to do

(male) You (female) And you (male) And you (deeper male)

And YOU!

[bang, gasp] DUCK, and COVER!”

Bert is then attacked, MUGGED, on ANY STREET PITTSFIELD USA, not surprisingly, by a Monkey holding a lit firecracker Ghost Gun. Bert ducks into his shell just in the nick of time, as the Monkey’s faulty homemade Ghost Gun explodes, destroying the bad Monkey.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  The City I Hate
1 month ago

Love it. This is the poetry acceptable to APMRF. Correctiion: not so much explodes. We lost just last week a martyr, Cosimo, when his gg spontaneously disasembled under 50,000psi. The trigger group went into his foot. The barrel assembly went north, and the butt lower complex got stuck in his liver. He will be missed, and his memory cherished.

City: you are as fearsome as you are loathsome.

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Earle of Pudney
Earle of Pudney
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Would the bomb break down the PCB’s in hill 78?

There's the answer
There's the answer
Reply to  Pittsfield Plummett
1 month ago

We don’t want our children to be raped in any way, we keep them away from the schools.

Last edited 1 month ago by There's the answer
Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
1 month ago

We now have a SCOTUS justice, who does not know what a woman is.