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TYER’S DISASTROUS ‘PICKLEBALL BUDGET’ CERTAIN TO BE APPROVED BY PROFILES IN COURAGE ON CITY COUNCIL

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY JUNE 13, 2022) — Tomorrow, our Right Honorable Good Friends on the Pittsfield City Council shall approve mayor Linda “Flat” Tyer’s insulting and careless municipal FY23 budget proposal, larded with cash for the insiders and Special Interests, loaded with poison for taxpayers.

With city residents getting pummeled by inflation, $5+ gas and rising, poor roads, deteriorating infrastructure, and criminal tax rates for homeowners and small businesses, Flat and Co. want half a million bucks for a pickleball court. The project will be funded by ARPA money, not from tax revenues is not quite exasperating. Let’s call it foolish, given so many other urgent needs.

Welcome, everyone, to The Pickle Budget.

When it passes without nary a protest from a thoroughly beaten-down and demoralized citizenry, don’t say THE PLANET didn’t warn you. Can you imagine if 500 or so pissed off Kapanskis stormed council chambers Tuesday night and DEMANDED that the council do its sworn duty, which would be to throw Flat’s fiscal plan back in her face instructing her to make cuts and where. That or to shove it up Kufflinks Kerwood’s assumptions.

———- ooo ———-

Used to be that city budgets were several pages, straightforward, and easy to read and understand. Flat’s submission totals 611 pages full of fancy pie charts, colorful tables, and so much fluff and bluff it makes a carnival barker look like a nun on retreat. THE PLANET won’t inflict the lot on you, just a few of the lowlights that prove the ersatz nature of a genuine forgery.

The best example of fakery can be seen in the city’s listing of such data as “daytime population” and other demographics. If you put pages under an electron microscope, you see fine print, tiny letters tell you the pages are based on data from the 2010, 2000, and 1990 censuses. In other words, to fudge the “facts” and make things look as “vibrant and dynamic” as possible, Flat and Kufflinks (F&K) employ data that’s 32 years old — !! — this, when 2020 census data is there for the taking. The budget shows median income 37% below state average? From 1990? If so, can you imagine the numbers a generation+2 later? Dismal and abysmal.

At this point, the villagers would light up the torches and march to city hall. The mob would be after the monster. But this is Pittsfield, though.

———- ooo ———-

F&K’s budget gives

  • the mayor’s office a 7.5% boost in $$$.
  • Human Resources, headed by grocer Michael Taylor,  gets rewarded for a stellar job by a 7% boost.
  • Public Services, led by Rickey’s Rumpus, gooses a 10.2% hike.
  • Failed public schools, manned by Jumpin’ Joe Curtis, reaps a 7.6% increase.
  • The sham-‘n-scam Office of Diversion, Inclusion, and Equity (DIE) rises by 69.8%. That’s not a typo.

Veteran Services? The scabs cut it by 9.2%. Thank them for their service.

Total spending? You sitting down?

$198,984,915.00.

And all for what? A destroyed downtown, crumbing roads, loss of population and industry, failed schools, blight, filthy streets, dim lighting, non-responsive politicians, massive corruption, and Jerry Mathers as the Beaver. Stop us if you’ve heard this one before.

Things are so dynamic the budgeted expenditures on debt service amount to 46.8%.

———- 000 ———-

To increase taxes on an already crushed middle class (or what’s left of it), Pittsfield releases its flying monkeys in the form of alleged “new growth,” a phantom figure concocted by Kufflinks out of thick air. The only new growth the city has seen since last year is in drug trafficking, gang presence, and low-lifers, drifters, scum, bums, and the assorted “armies of the road” that have sunk Benigno Numine‘s good fortunes.

And who are the Profiles in Courage that will vote on this fiduciary disaster?

THE WARDS

  • Ward 1 — Ken Warren-Peace. Best gas pumper in town.
  • Ward 2 — Charles “Chronic” Kronick. Talks a great game.
  • Ward 3 — Kevin “Peabody &” Sherman. The paint is drying.
  • Ward 4 — Jim Conant the Barbarian. Groomin’ the grass.
  • Ward 5 — Patrick “Kave in” Kavey. No show.
  • Ward 6 — Dina “Walking Conflict of Interest” Lampiosi. That time of month.
  • Ward 7 — Tony “Barbalunga” Maffuccio. One minute he’s “there.” The next minute he’s …

AT-LARGE

  • Peter “Pee Pee” Marchetti. Goo Gone.
  • Peter “Pee Pee II” White. A heartbeat away.
  • Earl “The Dumpster Behind Paul Rich” Persip. Little sister don’t you …
  • Karen “Karen” Kalinowski. Dueling banjos.

———- ooo ———-

You’re sunk, ladies and gentlemen.

By liars and cheats and grifters oh my!

Only THE PLANET dares call it out for what it is.

The Pickleball Budget.

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I always wanted to be somebody, but I see now I should have been more specific” — Lily Tomlin.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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ScooterLinda
ScooterLinda
20 days ago

She ought to be as ashamed of this as she ought to be over the scooters littering the Shity. How would you like all these scooters littering your street Scooter Linda. You are a disgrace

ComeOnMan!
ComeOnMan!
Reply to  ScooterLinda
20 days ago

Come on Man! I only saw 15 littering city today, about the same as the number of bums on every corner she does nothing about. I am sick and tired of hearing how nothing can be done. If she had anyballs she would tell people not to donate to those layabouts.

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  ComeOnMan!
19 days ago

What I have NOT seen lately is anyone riding them

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Pittsfield Plummett
19 days ago

Yesterday, one of them crossed my path at the corner of North and Columbus. It was being operated by one of Pittsfield’s many street bums with blue/green hair.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  The City I Hate
18 days ago

Was he heading towards Cumbies?

You know who
You know who
Reply to  ComeOnMan!
16 days ago

She got money for taking them into the city. Springfield and surrounding areas brought them by the bus full. I say we bring them to her gated community and leave them there

the school committee
the school committee
20 days ago

Close that dump at PHS.That school far out lived it use as a school.No fields and no parking.

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  the school committee
19 days ago

Does it still need boilers and new weatherization or did they do that?

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  Pittsfield Plummett
19 days ago

Didn’t they put new boilers in about ten years ago that were too small? Another beautiful screw up of our city that wants all our money to spend. If kept up through the years PHS could be a gorgeous building for the city to show off, unfortunately as in all things Pittsfield nothing gets taken care of except the special interests pockets

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
19 days ago

Convert it to a homeless shelter. Pittsfield is going to need a much bigger one by the looks of things. Half of it could be for section twelve. Half of it could be for new immigrants and the other two halves could be used as a bed and breakfast for tourists from New York who cannot afford Hotel on North. Convert the gym into another pickle ball court for snow birds and the cafeteria could be Yukis bar annex. Plenty of dancing tables already on site. Lots of room out back for glamping for the mayoral crowd.
I have been in that boiler room and I think it qualifies as a tourist attraction if there ever was one. Rumor has it that stolen prom money was hidden there and if the rats haven’t gotten to it it may still be there. Sell tickets to treasure hunters.

I know Kerwood likes to think “outside the box” so perhaps when the forensic audit is done he can push for this dynamic and innovative multi-purpose venture.
Pittsfield math suggests that four halves equals a whole especially when dividing up covid money. Apply for yours today and be part of the Tyer gravy train as it rumbles through the city on its way to Aspen.

ShurleyKnutz
ShurleyKnutz
20 days ago

What is wrong with our so called city leaders? Is there a special potion they must all drink before becoming one? Or do they get faerie dust sprinkled on them? Why are they never able to cut cost? The school department gets grant funded positions that don’t end when the grants run dry! ARPA money should have all gone to the sewer project which would have lowered or borrowed debt. This doesn’t even include the DIE positions which is already covered by HR and federal laws, except now it seems to be created to discriminate. I had hopes for this council but per usual they disappointed once again

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  ShurleyKnutz
19 days ago

What is wrong with our so called city leaders is that many of them are in fact NOT LEADERS at all. Never were, never will be and never wanted to be. Ran for the office, took the oath and then went off on their own grifter path as was the original plan.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
20 days ago

Why would anybody in their right mind want to pay a little less than $200 million dollars for Mayor Linda Tyer & company’s proposed fiscal year 2023 municipal budget that funds Pittsfield’s Level 5 public schools, shooting gallery streets full of violent crime, drugs, prostitution, gangs, and homeless people shitting on North Street, which is sarcastically called “Social Services Alley” with somewhere around 2 dozen empty storefronts and a Juvenile Courthouse that is surrounded by the sarcastically called Ring of Poverty distressed inner city neighborhoods, the out-of-touch Mayor Linda Tyer living in her third husband multimillionaire CPA Barry Clairmont’s mansion in Pittsfield’s only elitist Gated Community where they park their Lexus luxury cars at night, Matt Kerwood’s cooked books that are a case study in Creative Accounting, systemic state and local political corruption, a community full of distressed people and bedraggled taxpayers who are so beaten down by the Good Old Boys & Girls that they avoid City Hall like the plague, the 24-year-old heavily indebted PEDA debacle, and 50 years of diminishing population caused by 50 years of living wage job loss compounded by yearly municipal spending that always and predictably increases by 5 percent without fail? I hope that there will be public advocate citizens at Open Mic at the Pittsfield City Council meeting on Tuesday night, 6/14/2022, who will call out Mayor Linda Tyer, her municipal administration and her group of rubber stamp City Councilors, and the public advocates will say that this will be the absolute WORST event in the sad history of Pittsfield politics if/when the City Council votes to pass the mayor’s proposed budget!

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
20 days ago

Glad you finally got over your infatuation with Her Heiness, Mr. Melle. Sounds like your sabbatical did you and your brain wonders! Now you are telling it like it is.

Sev Varense
Sev Varense
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
20 days ago

Don’t let the numbers fool you the pain is real. My elderly neighbor had to sell her home and the water rate and assessments were to much for her to bare. She states she did not want to leave her home. She stated she has no choice.I will be there Tuesday night and am ready for a confrontation to vote down and send it back to the mayor. It needs to be reduced. I know of at least someone that will be there. Bring a friend!

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  Sev Varense
19 days ago

One more house for the rental investors to snap up. It is part of the plan. Not a joke.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Pittsfield Plummett
19 days ago

Blackrock is easily outbidding potential home buyers. They are buying up all of this property for the government. Push the elderly out of their homes because they can’t afford the high prices that the Biden administration is intentionally creating and that’s more housing that big government will own. They want to create a situation where the majority of the people in this country will “Own nothing and be happy” which is the slogan that the globalists are also spreading across Europe.

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  Pat
19 days ago

Pat, pretty sure there are local people buying them up. Follow the money. Follow the tax breaks.

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  Sev Varense
19 days ago

and I am curious as to where such a person winds up because outside of elderly housing, renting, if you can find a place, is expensive as well. Are your relatives suppose to take you in, if you have any left?
Let me tell you about some of Pittsfields “elderly housing”. I know a couple of people at Waconah Heights and where it was once “elderly” housing it is apparently now for anyone low income. So before you jumped into one of these places consider that while affordable with govt assistance for elderly it may not be as peaceful as you might have thought. Not everyone is elderly, not everyone is sane, not everyone is sober and not everyone follows set rules.
I do not think this mayor, or any of the do gooders she has working for her, give a rats ass about an elderly person being able to stay in their own home, even if they paid their taxes for 50 years and were decent citizens. If you are wealthy, she will add to your wealth. If you are not do not come knocking on her door because her vison gets blurry when it comes to seniors.

Outfox
Outfox
20 days ago

Is a 70% raise for DIE the reward for NOT speaking up and speaking out about Miggy?

BlueLivesMatter
BlueLivesMatter
Reply to  Outfox
19 days ago

You mean the man that assaulted cop with a deadly weapon ?

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
20 days ago

Dan, was there a pie chart illustrating all the business s getting tax breaks from the mayor? Did it name them and say how much of a tax break they were getting and for how many years? Did it name the ones whose tax breaks have been extended beyond the original time frame? Did it discuss why they were given these tax breaks and whether they achieved the goals set forth for them? Did any lose their tax breaks because they did not even come close to achieving agreed upon goals? Did it mention how many of them were millionaires and did not need any tax breaks and were going to create or expand their business with or without them? Did it mention if any of their accountants were related to anyone in local politics? And did it give a sum total of how much of these tax breaks were added to everyone else’s taxes so they could subsidize these wealthy business people?

I am sure Mr Kerwood would be willing to provide this chart upon request.

acheshirecat
acheshirecat
Reply to  fizzlehead
18 days ago
the school committee
the school committee
19 days ago

Today at 10am ….1-6-2020 ….What happened on the certification of President Biden after the Trump rally to stop it.

Get Over It
Get Over It
Reply to  the school committee
19 days ago

You need a two week ban. Stay on topic.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  the school committee
19 days ago

1/6/2020?

Wasn’t that about when Democrats were calling POTUS Trump racist, for closing travel from China?

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Mad Trapper
19 days ago

It sure was. Nancy Pelosi was even filmed in the China town section of the city, claiming Trump was a racist for banning travel to/from China.

“Xenophobic,” I believe was the term she used. Right, TSC?

Pat
Pat
19 days ago

Homeschool your children, if it’s at all possible, since these schools are not working in the best interest of the children. The schools are spending outrageous sums of money to turn these kids into activists who will vote Marxist Democrat. Add to that all of the gender confusion they are intentionally creating in the youth of today, and it’s a disaster for young minds. No diversity of thought and no challenging of the far left political agenda. They want these kids to conform. To not be too smart to challenge the political system they are creating. This is money not well spent.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pat
19 days ago
Ozias Vincelette
Ozias Vincelette
19 days ago

Glad to see you back Jonathan. Hey Dan, if ONE person speaks against the budget, at the open mic, he/she will be labeled a terrorist/insurectionist. Police will be called and the poor soul will be hauled out and sent to Guantanamo for the rest of his/her life.

juicylucy
juicylucy
Reply to  Ozias Vincelette
19 days ago

Her LIFE.

WokeJoke
WokeJoke
Reply to  juicylucy
19 days ago

They/Them/Theirs. Get your woke pronouns right. Wake up!

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  WokeJoke
19 days ago

IT!!!

the school committee
the school committee
Reply to  Ozias Vincelette
19 days ago

Americas FOX NATION has outlawed the use of the word insurection.Militia terrorist are now your friendly enforcer of Authoritarian rule….Corporate oil loves you fossil fuel advocates.Higher prices on the way Trumpers

Ozias Vincelette
Ozias Vincelette
Reply to  the school committee
19 days ago

Try not to engage with people that refuse to identify themselves.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  the school committee
19 days ago

“Higher prices on the way Trumpers” -TSC

Yes, Biden/DemonRATS did that! And YOU voted for it…….ROFL!!!!!!

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Ozias Vincelette
19 days ago

If Democrats get their way, speaking out will get you “red flagged” without due process.

Didn’t they ALL take an oath about upholding the US Constitution?

“But what does that matter now….” -HRC aka the H-Beast

the school committee
the school committee
19 days ago

Bullying in the schools needs to be reported weekly to the school committee.Failure to report should be fireable of the principle in each school.The person in charge of safety needs to address each issue in public without names.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  the school committee
19 days ago

Democrat/liberal “tranny hours” in grade schools, need to be reported to LEO and prosecuted as child abuse.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  the school committee
19 days ago

“Scotty, beam me the hell outta here fast.”

“They got men that think they’re women , and women that think they’re men down here”.

“The children seem to be born normal, but are brainwashed and abused at an early age”

“And they are ruled by some senile old man, who approves these perversions, called “Brandon” “.

“Kirk out”.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  the school committee
19 days ago

If the schools put as much effort into stopping bullying as they do worrying about Trans kids being accepted and turning non-Trans kids into Trans kids, bullying wouldn’t be the huge problem that it has become.

Pat
Pat
19 days ago

More lies from the so-called Committee for 1/6. A day long event more then likely from now until election day by many of the same people involved in the Trump Russia collusion nonsense and we’re supposed to take these people seriously? They drove President Trump to be suspicious of everything they did after 4 long years of psychological harassment and now they want to put the nail in his coffin. Anyone would be suspicious of even the election results after such harassment by these far leftists and there was a lot to be suspicious about which we know this committee will not cover.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
19 days ago

Even if a large amount of taxpayers show up to voice their objections to this budget it is not going to stop this do nothing Mayor and City Council. Prime example, the residents of Shack Town that have been showing up faithfully at the CC meetings for years now, look where it got them! No where! Another example, look how many times Craig Gaitani who is well versed about the upgrades to the water treatment plant has been ignored in trying to save a large chunk of taxpayers monies. Speakers at the Open Mike are facing a bunch of do nothings that are staring at their laps or texting while the person is speaking. This body language by these Councilors shows that they could care less about the residents of Pittsfield and can’t wait to end the meeting. Even if voters vote down an item, the Mayor still goes ahead and does it, look at the Pickle ball courts.

The only way the City if going to survive this terrible Administration is that we demand that the City change their ways, hire a good business person to be a TOWN MANAGER who will demand a forensic audit and dump this do nothing City Council and send Tyer and Clairmont on their way to Colorado.

Before the Tyer trolls hit my comment I wish just ONE of them could name something positive the Mayor and City Council have done for the taxpayers of failing Pittsfield.

Virgo Santodomingovelasquez
Virgo Santodomingovelasquez
Reply to  Merry & Bright
19 days ago

Give Shirley,Kufflinks and Donna,and the puppet c Clowncil a job

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  Merry & Bright
19 days ago

The ones who got juicy tax breaks from the mayor are quite happy with her budget. Hardly effects them. We on the other hand, will be paying a chunk of their share for them. Parasitic behavior encourage by ethically challenged leadership.

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  Merry & Bright
19 days ago

Tyer trolls do not comment. But they are good at dumping down thumbs. Barry calls them every time he sees a post he does not like and they check in. But the reality is that you cannot defend the indefensible. Tyer has been an incredible failure to the general population of Pittsfield. The media can spin some things for her but it is obvious to a blind man that she did not take that job for the purpose of doing the actual job.
Now give me the first down thumb and call your groupies.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
19 days ago

I’m disappointed in my insult. Could I trade with someone else?

Last edited 19 days ago by Charles Kronick
The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Charles Kronick
19 days ago

Would you prefer to be the Dump, or short bus simpleton pee pee gimpy white, or that bloated pompous gas bag PEE PEE marchetti with his gavel shoved, or maybe you favor as dumb as a box of rock with a purti mouf. Maybe you and brain dead kenny can battle for his insult by ripping screen doors off the hinges for the prize behind the locked door. And unless tyer approves to fund sex changes with taxpayer $$$$$$$, you’re shit out of luck on trading places with lousy louse dina. Buy the way is lousy louse dina the daddy or the mommy, or are they interchangeable?

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  The City I Hate
19 days ago

Well, ain’t that the funniest thing. I just got insulted by a deranged cartoon character.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Charles Kronick
19 days ago

I appreciate your efforts Charles. I would not want the job. It must be like playing tug of war where half the councilors are pulling the rope for the mayor and only three or four are pulling for the people they are suppose to represent.

I would have a very hard time working with people I had no respect for. I see at least five “councilors” that took that job for all the wrong reasons and I have no respect for them as people. Zero.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Charles Kronick
18 days ago

I see you’ve chosen a combination of short bus simpleton and Dumb as a Box of Rocks for yourself. My comment to you wasn’t an insult. I was just pointing out that you could be just as bad as the other corrupt dum dums, and it turns out that you are. My first impression of you was that you were going to prove yourself to be the shitty city councils animated theatrical Ned Flanders subjecting the taxpayers to your progressive and annoying Kronicizations resulting in nothing beneficial for the taxpayers. Your theatrical pissing contest with your fellow shitty city council characters has only added to the obscene cartoon the taxpayers are insulted with and assaulted by every two weeks.

Copythepressrelease
Copythepressrelease
19 days ago

Good news. Crystal meth trafficker arrested in Pittsfield. Bad news, he’s out with no bail. Bad news, meth users are violent, there are no approved meds, first responders aren’t trained. Why are they selling here? Because they can. Drug cartels want addicts off heroin and onto cheaper to manufacture synthetics. DA is a friendly.

Last edited 19 days ago by Copythepressrelease
fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Copythepressrelease
18 days ago

So will this be part of her campaign? “In an effort to bring fairness to the justice system I just let a meth dealer back out on to the streets just hours after he was arrested. Yes it took investigators a long time and a lot of money to get him but I feel he will be happier back out in the public domain.”

Could happen I guess.

Chuck Garivaltis
Chuck Garivaltis
19 days ago

I was going to let it go but why should I? A major story on June 10, 2022, Berkshire Eagle, was titled “Task force to tackle questions of safety”. Here are the findings. The problem is caused by bullies abusing youngsters who attend the same school as the bullies. We’re talking about Pittsfield schools. This is a major problem and was a big story in the Eagle. Here are the solutions school administrators and city leaders decided on. These officials are asking the community for help. These city leaders earn salaries from $80,00 to $150,000 a year plus medical for a 182-day yearly workday. I’m not including the no-show jobs of city councilors and school committee members who now make about 9 thousand dollars plus medical a year for their community service. Now, these community leaders want you to make a decision on what to do about school bullies who abuse children who are in school to learn and progress to the next grade and on to higher education. Does any one of these highly paid officials have a solution or a suggestion on how to handle this problem? I know, I know, you want the community to solve this problem. Nice way to hide. The community is not getting paid to solve this problem. You are. If you can’t handle it resign. These jobs are not supposed to be easy and profitable.

Shittsfield
Shittsfield
Reply to  danvalenti
18 days ago

And put a cop in every school, make the school department pay for it. Too bad if the blacks don’t like it.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Chuck Garivaltis
19 days ago

Fire whole School Administrator lot. Start fresh. They are all overpaid for pizz poor work.

Expulsion. They still do that?

Let them baby moma’s rodents not be in school.

Support teachers who want to teach. Not those who want 1/2 year off paid, and pass uneducated/problems to next grade.

Annulgas
Annulgas
Reply to  Chuck Garivaltis
19 days ago

I do not understand why they do not just hire a connected friend, give him or her the title of consultant, and pay him or her $150,022 to solve this problem. Doesn’t Kerwood have a special line item of a million dollars just for consultants?

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
19 days ago

TAXES ARE RISING, WATER AND SEWER FEES ARE INCREASING, EVERYONE ONE OF THESE SLOBS’ GOT TAXPAYER FUNDED RAISES, the city is SHITHOLE and there’s this vibrant and dynamic HEADLINE, 5 Arrested after Meth, Cocaine, and Heroin seized in Pittsfield, MASS, and as an EXTRA BIG FUCK YOU TO THE TAXPAYERS, A UNNAMIOUS VOTE FOR FUNDING FOR PICKLEBALL and taxpayer subsidized SCOOTERS.

Thank you, acting chief wynn, mayor tyer and the entire shitty city council, but especially, the BIG BROWN DUMPS, the shitty dump-ster DUMP and the CORRUPT ACTING CHIEF DUMP.

Taxpayers are paying significantly more for this all this vibrant shit in this violent corrupt shithole of a city. There’s no point appealing to their conscience, because there isn’t an ounce of integrity amongst this rotten lot of slobs.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  The City I Hate
19 days ago

They should amend the city charter so that if an elected city official contributes heavily to the decline of the city, they must reside there for 20 years after their terms are up.
(and then they can move to Colorado if they so choose)

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  fizzlehead
18 days ago

And while the city, and shitty hall crumble and deteriorate, tyer and her corrupt cabal aren’t done stealing from the taxpayers to pay to have the stain glass windows refurbished at St. Stephen’s Church, while PICKLEBALLING all the good taxpaying citizens to a pauper’s funeral.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  The City I Hate
18 days ago

And the 4th of July parade is quickly approaching – express your displeasure to your city hacks through the use of SIGNS along the parade route. FIRE TYER!

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
18 days ago

I don’t disagree with your FIRE TYER sign, and take all of her asswipes with her, but I’m not going anywhere near that shit show of a parade. I’m buying a bottle of wine, a loaf of bread, olives, hummus, cheese, and grapes and spending the day in South County surrounded by beauty, culture and serenity.

Last edited 18 days ago by The City I Hate
fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
18 days ago

Can we buy out her contract using the Covid money? Offer her a million and see if she bites. It would be a small price to pay.
(as long as Marchetti did not take over)

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
18 days ago

PEE PEE marchette has already promised that this year’s parade is going to be a gang BANGER of a parade. Perhaps another unsolved Linden St. 4th of July massacre, and another Pitt Park 4th of July murder in broad daylight. The shooting parties won’t be waiting until dark for the fireworks.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
19 days ago

This proposed budget by Flat Tyer is a disgrace. With the price of food, gas, and rent, soaring, you would figure she would make cuts to save the taxpayers a little money.

Between the pickle ball proposal and the $700,000 ARPA “gift” to Warren (husband of mayors secretary), Shirley (city employee), that’s over $1,000,000 that could have gone towards trimming this budget.

Speaking of the race baiters: DIE Office, Shirley, and Dennis, I’d like to share a quote with you from Booker T. Washington:

“There is a certain class of race-problem solvers who don’t want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out they have not only an easy means of living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent.”

Couldn’t have been said better, or truer.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
19 days ago

Great quote. Looks/describes, city, state and WA DC POLITICIANS today.

Last edited 19 days ago by Mad Trapper
Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Mad Trapper
18 days ago

I agree.
Great post Marcus!

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
19 days ago

I wish to say thank you to Chuck Vincelette for his kind words. I wish to give praise to Charles Ivar Kronick for fighting for the people and taxpayers instead of rubber-stamping Mayor Linda Tyer’s “Business as usual” predictable Pittsfield politics’ yearly 5 percent municipal spending increase. I wish to write that Pittsfield State Representative to Boston, Trippy Country Buffet, misled us with her bill – now state law – that gives undocumented immigrants Massachusetts Driver’s Licenses. Governor Charlie Baker said similar laws passed in many of the other 16 states give undocumented immigrants state Driver’s Privilege Cards that differentiated from legal residents’ state Driver’s Licenses. The RMV is not able to verify foreign identification documents, nor are they able to differentiate voter registration disparities between license holders of differing legal status, which will lead to increased voter fraud in future state and local elections in Massachusetts after July 1st, 2023. Lastly, I do not know what is worse: The tanking Bond, Stock and relatively new Crypto BEAR markets and Joe Biden’s 41-year high U.S. inflation or Mayor Linda Tyer’s record setting proposed fiscal year 2023 municipal budget that will be voted on Tuesday night, 6/14/2022, by the mostly rubber stamp Pittsfield City Council who has no regard for the local taxpayers who are trying to provide for their families and shop at local small businesses during these difficult financial times.

GTFO
GTFO
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
18 days ago

Already back and posting too much garbage. Pages of the same shot different day.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
18 days ago

From the predictable flip-flopper JM.
TFB didn’t “mislead” anyone but you JM. Most of us knew what she was doing, and has been doing – sponsoring legislation supporting illegal immigration and various tax increases for citizens.
Please take a longer sabbatical!

Get Over It
Get Over It
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
18 days ago

YOU voted for Biden.

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
18 days ago

Jonathan,

Kronick was one of three councilors who added to the budget. Don’t thank him. Kalinowski and Persip were the other two who added. This budget will be higher than what Tyer submitted to the Council.

Knott Inmylifetime
Knott Inmylifetime
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
18 days ago

You might have fooled Dan. But you haven’t fooled the blog

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Knott Inmylifetime
18 days ago

Dan Valenti is nobody’s fool!

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
18 days ago

I like Dan’s new nickname for “Chronic”.

The city has been hit with a one-two punch…the “Chronic” “Colonoscopy”.

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
18 days ago

This budget is outrageous!
Hard economic times and city officials in the mayor’s office & Employment are getting pay increases?!
The school budget should be decreasing as students exit the system. Why are all the elementary schools still open with the declining enrollment?
I had high hopes for some of the new councilors – but it looks like they are also drinking the Koolaid!

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Lenny
18 days ago

I didn’t have any hopes from the allegedly new councilors/mayors, same as the old. I didn’t expect anything good from any of them. I knew they’d all be colossal disappointments, as they ALWAYS HAVE BEEN, ALWAYS ARE, and ALWAYS WILL BE, and they’ve lived up to that expectation. EXPECT NOTHING ETHICAL FROM ANY OF THEM!

Two Cents
Two Cents
18 days ago

I just had a terrible nightmare….Andrea Harrington was DA and Alf Barbalunga was Sheriff.

Knott Inmylifetime
Knott Inmylifetime
Reply to  Two Cents
18 days ago

Post of Day!

Teedoff
Teedoff
Reply to  Two Cents
18 days ago

Alf has now decided even he doesn’t want her endorsement and vice versa.

Capt. M. Taylor ABC Army
Capt. M. Taylor ABC Army
Reply to  Teedoff
18 days ago

I wonder if he will take Cliff or Meredith Nilans? Nice photo of him and The ‘ol mare together getting sloshed

Capt. M. Taylor ABC Army
Capt. M. Taylor ABC Army
Reply to  Capt. M. Taylor ABC Army
18 days ago

update from Iberkshires.. Cliffy WAS in attendance. Shocker

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  Two Cents
18 days ago

Wonder where and how their meetings would go

Lenny
Lenny
18 days ago

What exactly are the details on the pickleball expenditure?
Where will they be built?
And why?
The Pittsfield CC has courts & leagues as does Bousquet Sports. It’s a group from Dalton & hilltowns (Berkshire Mtn. Pickleball) that is looking for courts – why should the Pittsfield taxpayers support an out of town league? Who will be ensuring that Pittsfield residents have primary access?

We The People
We The People
Reply to  Lenny
18 days ago

They don’t already, take care of what they already have. First maintain the parks that exist.

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  We The People
18 days ago

Why are people having a fund raiser to make improvements at Oceola Park? The city must have spent 5 million on other parks in the last ten years. Are there no POC out that way? What is the deal they have to raise their own money?

Knott Inmylifetime
Knott Inmylifetime
Reply to  Lenny
18 days ago

Mr. C C Counselor? Can you do a charter objection concerning this Persipitous and ridiculous budget?

Get Over It
Get Over It
Reply to  fizzlehead
18 days ago

From Huffington Post…..honestly (eye roll)

Clown Carguy
Clown Carguy
Reply to  Get Over It
18 days ago

Karen has literally outshined all of the City Councilors simply because she’s asking pertinant question from her sleeve of true in budgeting. 101 Kill this budget proposal

Noah Tall
Noah Tall
18 days ago

The plan all along has been for Biden to resign somewhere around end of this year, early next, pardon son before he leaves, and Kooky Kamala is knighted POTUS. Twas plan all along and you heard it on The Planet first.

Will Tyer resign and Knight Marchettii?

That’s the only way either gets in.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  danvalenti
18 days ago

I wish citizens would boycott the bank that employs that bloated gasbag PEE PEE Marchetti until the bank exterminates him. And when that Dumpster Earl got up and waddled out of the meeting, I was hoping it was for good. But NOPE, seconds later he returned. Also, I don’t believe anything ricky vomits up just as much as I don’t believe any of kirwood’s vomit.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  danvalenti
18 days ago

Then I doubt that tyer will run.

Marchetti would be a continuation of failed Tyer nonsense.

The field will be wide open with several smarter and more qualified than Marchetti.

The Squadron
The Squadron
18 days ago

Cash on hand:
Harrington $14,750
Shugrue $52,625

Pat
Pat
Reply to  The Squadron
18 days ago

Money from George Soros for Harrington $1,000,000.00 at least.

The Squadron
The Squadron
Reply to  Pat
18 days ago

Who are all those people from out of state who contributed to Harrington? Maybe someone in the media could actually find out? Who and Why?

Pat
Pat
Reply to  The Squadron
18 days ago

George Soros is definitely a contributor and he is out of country. George Soros is getting very nervous about the removal of some of his far left district attorneys from places like California and he is throwing more money at the situation to keep them in office to keep crime high so the globalists can take over our country.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
18 days ago

On my way to the city council meeting I was mugged, would have been robbed but the city already took everything