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STUFF: HACK-‘n’-FLACK … ARPA BARFA … SHERIFF SHOWDOWN … DA DIDDLINGS … THE PLANET’S PULITZER … THE ROBOT ARMY

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY JULY 11, 2022) — Having thoroughly enjoyed The Land That Time Forgot, THE PLANET returns, first to clear the desk of some of the stories begging for comment.

The Dews and Don’ts — Since we’ve been cracking down on the “going, going, gone” job being done by Pittsfield’s mayor, the corner office has cut us from its mailing list. Twice we sent requests to Roberta Dews McCullough at Pity Hall. She’s the mayor’s chief flack-n-hack. O, that too, too solid silence. We heard nothing. We cc’d the mayor both to her office and personal email. Still nothing. THE PLANET has to laugh. Then-candidate Tyer told us she would never stop communicating with us. “Not even after we start getting on you?” “No,” Flat promised. It took a few years, but she’s succumbed, just as every mayor has since Ed Reilly with the exception of Jimmy Ruberto. To take your football and go crying home because the calls didn’t go your way? One can only shake the head and bake the bread. When the phone doesn’t ring, it’s the corner office not getting back to us.

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ARPA BARFA — Could the questions asked by THE PLANET‘s readers about the $700,000 in ARPA money the mayor gave to the husband of her director of administrative services have anything to do with the corner office’s pouting? Nothing to see there, folks, especially conflicts of interest. You can run along and go home.  Warren Dews, who has the talents of a carny barker and the nerve of a Patrick Muraca, has moved from one lucrative gig after another since arriving in the Berkshires from the Big Apple. Three Card Monty by any other name . . .

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Sheriff Showdown — On behalf of a reader, we asked incumbent Tom Bowler and challenger Alf Barbalunga if either belonged to protectamericanow, a conservative action group that stands for Constitutional government and the 2nd Amendment. Bowler got back to us immediately with a “negative.” Initially, we hadn’t heard from Barbalunga … until we did. From Brandon Maurer, Alf’s campaign manager: “We apologize that we haven’t been as amenable to correspondence this week. We are not partnering with the protectamericanow group.” THE PLANET wanted to make sure readers knew that Alf didn’t leave us hanging.

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I Was a Warden in a Women’s Prison” — The first forum between Bowler and Barbalunga saw the two Killer Bs spar on several issues, front-and-center of which was the move of Berkshire female prisoners to the facility in Chicopee, opened in 2014 to centralize service to women inmates from the four Western Mass. jurisdictions. Bowler had the basis of a winning argument in the fact that women are better served centrally. Barbalunga, however, scored the narrow win for the manner of his opposition. Alf also did a good job dodging a question about the trouble he got in with the state’s probe into nepotism in the commonwealth’s probation department. Alf’s win over Pudge wasn’t decisive. THE PLANET‘s judges gave him the split decision on points.

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Money Walks, Wrong Way Talks — Speaking of campaigns, what secret strategy can Andrea Harrington have against the aggressive, well-funded challenge of local attorney Tim Shugrue? She either knows something the rest of us don’t, or she’s given up. As to the first, we can only think of two possibilities. She has inside knowledge about local balloting that will insure her “victory,” regardless of what the ballot numbers register. With the state’s ridiculous universal mail-in voting combined with the relative ease for hacking software inside voting machines, can any election be trusted? Her stumping has been limited to lame photo-ops. Money? Shurgue has $52,625 in the war chest to Harrington’s $14,750. Something’s up. We just don’t know what.

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PLANET’s Pulitzer — Oh, one other thing about the district attorney. THE PLANET heard through sources that Harrington had asked U.S. attorney Rachel Rollins for a job and was denied. She also allegedly did the same with AG Maura Healey, who’s running for governor. We hear Healey sees Harrington as an albatross and doesn’t want part of that action. These reports are unconfirmed; the D.A. has us on her “Enemies List,” which is the local equivalent of winning a Pulitzer.

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Army of Robots — Recently, we installed improved security in response to the increased speed and capacity with which idiots from all over the globe can infect local systems with spambots and other nasties. Our investment gives THE PLANET the greater protection that enables us to keep comments live and in real time. We have capacity to trace any comment, published or not. Electronic markers can identify when, where, and what time (down to the millisecond). We can also trace fake IP addresses with device imprinting, a form of tagging akin to fingerprinting. Legitimate readers and commentators have nothing to worry about. Their privacy is safe and secure. Troublemakers, however, are forewarned. We’ve already won an out-of-court settlement. This is how we, alone in the area, maintain vigorous, no-hold-barred discussions, deliberations, debates, and back-and-forth without which we imperil individual liberty.

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This covers but a fraction of the intelligence pouring into the Secret Squadron. The year is just heating up.

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All art begins as a struggle against chaos” — Andre Malreaux.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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Beach Bum
Beach Bum
1 month ago

Dan,
Shugrue and his war chest 25,000 of his own money doesn’t look like Harrington has put anything in yet. I heard rumblings in the Shugrue camp many are furious with him for leaving for a two week beach vacay while his minions are left stumping for him.

Last edited 1 month ago by Beach Bum
Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Beach Bum
1 month ago

Harrington hasn’t put anything in yet? Does she have anything to put in? It will be interesting to see how much she is able to fund herself for the campaign. Maybe she won’t have to put anything in if the Soros money comes in? I’ve heard of rumblings from her campaign minions that they wish she had been on vacation so they could get some work done to prevent criminals from being put back on the streets to reoffend.

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

Soros is the enemy of Fascism.FOX and conservatives hate him.

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

Bizzaro World

Train Rreck
Train Rreck
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Two thumbs up for that why.

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

Does Hunter Biden own any clothes?

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

bar fly adirondack garage.

I can put random words together like you and form a sentence that makes no sense.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Get Over It
1 month ago

Actually it makes more sense than anything TSC posts.

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

Criminals love him along with progressive da’$.

JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

She’s earned, I mean she’s been paid, a boat load of cash by us Kapanskis these past 4 years. She ought to pony up at least 50 large as a loan to her campaign if she really wants to be re-elected. But I wouldn’t vote for her if my life depended on it.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  JoeKapanski
1 month ago

Right on JK ! Good money for doing very little at that.

JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
Reply to  Beach Bum
1 month ago

Well, he may have the cash advantage but is he campaigning as Dan suggested, like the election is tomorrow? Neither he nor Bowler ought take anything for granted with all the fem dykes and race baiters out there.

Dave
Dave
1 month ago

welcome from a well deserved vacation

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

Mayor Linda Tyer is wrong to not communicate with blogger Dan Valenti. On the other hand, the lovely Linda represents “Business as usual” in predictable Pittsfield politics. So, what else is there for her to say? The Berkshire County Sheriff campaigns by Alf & Pudge are really about which politically connected Democrat gets the plum no-show job that is akin to one winning the state lottery jackpot. D.A. Andrea Harrington has been maligned on this blog over and over again. I still say that she is a good person who fights for the victims of violent crime in the beautiful Berkshires. Tim Shugrue is making the same old false promises to lower violent crime that have been made by political candidates for decades in Pittsfield without success. It is the over 1,000 gang members who live in inner-city Pittsfield that have caused the increase in violent crime, not the progressive politics of the lovely lady career politicians in the corner office and the D.A.’s office. The corrupt career politicians are all doing well, while the proverbial Kapanskis are paying for their failed leadership, but what else is new?

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

Of course It is the over 1,000 gang members who live in iPittsfield that have caused the increase in violent crimes on top of the already other crimes that are plaguing Berkshire County. The problem is what’s being done to stop the nonsense. It’s obvious her progressive policies of putting criminals first isn’t working. Ask those who have been victims of violent crimes or any crimes if she is fighting for them. You might not like what you hear.

Yusless
Yusless
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

Where did Shugrue promise to lower crime? He’s just promised he would do the friggin job, dipsqueak. Harrington is a fraud. She can’t hold people accountable even if she wanted to. Stop playing the victim on her behalf. She did it to herself on purpose.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Yusless
1 month ago

I keep telling JM that criminals and crimes will always exist. Voting someone in who is willing to enforce the laws on the books and who will seek sentences that fit the crime(s) would be a good start. He is infatuated with the lady instead focusing on the results of her failed progressive policies and actions as the chief law enforcement officer.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
1 month ago

One of the many heroes who our DA has modeled her self after and support’s might be gone soon also. She might not want to look for employment there.

https://redstate.com/bobhoge/2022/07/10/its-official-recall-george-gascon-effort-collects-more-than-715k-signatures-enough-to-put-it-on-nov-ballot-n592532

ItesItus
ItesItus
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

Let’s hope the G man gets the last say in the water plants. Cuz yuh got nuthin else.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  ItesItus
1 month ago

Gman is a fraud.

Brumby
Brumby
1 month ago

Welcome back, Dan.

juicylucy
juicylucy
1 month ago

Oh Danny Boy. Corruption in The Corner Office. Being the investigative journalist maybe now is the time to investigate the missing Pittsfield Police Departments records from 2015 regarding the arrest of an 88 year old women. mikey and lindy are on the same page. mikey protected a violent cop of color he recruited to the department.

Monic R.
Monic R.
Reply to  juicylucy
1 month ago

The records are missing. Investigation complete. What can be done.

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

acting chief mikey has a habit of losing police documents entrusted into his secure possession. E.g., police narratives that incriminate the COPS, the hard drive from the POLICE DEPARTMENT COMPUTER that incriminated the cops and documented POLICE CORRUPTION/POLICE OFFICER PERPETRATED BRUTALITY. But then isn’t that the reason mikey was chosen by chief Riello, to ensure that POLICE CORRUPTION got lost, and stayed lost!

Merguez
Merguez
1 month ago

Alf had a canned response to his history of getting jobs through his father (former judge of same name) calling in political favors. He stated he was told he was the BEST juvenile court probation officer when doing that gig. Ok, Alf. Show us the money. Produce the person who declared that you were the best.

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Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  Merguez
1 month ago

Does not matter who declared Alf the best. Regardless of who it was he/she was full of spastic verbal diarrhea. And using your mother as a reference is kinda a giveaway that you have no real references.

Monic R.
Monic R.
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

A debate forum would be more funner.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Merguez
1 month ago
Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  12 Gauge
1 month ago

That’s awesome

Merguez
Merguez
Reply to  12 Gauge
1 month ago

LOL!

Monic R.
Monic R.
1 month ago

By diversify we mean mo’ funds, mo’ grants, mo’ donations.

They made up the survey themselves?

https://www.berkshireeagle.com/diversity-lacking-at-berkshire-arts-and-cultural-venues-survey-shows/article_32699378-ffbf-11ec-ad03-fbd9c030e255.html

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Monic R.
1 month ago

Yea, bring back The Music Inn! Bucksteep Woodies

I miss the hippy girls, with hairy armpits and free ranging swingers

Crowd at Tanglewood for The Black Crowes was like a funeral. Show was great though. Not surprised the Crowes did no encores………

Dess Peroddough
Dess Peroddough
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

I did two woman on the dance floor standing up,those were the days.

Monic R.
Monic R.
1 month ago

Apparently Judges are gods.

THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE
THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE
1 month ago

We must downplay the Trump insurection. Trump did not defend the United States as it was attacked by terrorists on 1/6/2021.The truth has to be ignored for the terrorist to survive.Who is ignoring the truth?

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE
1 month ago

The truth is you have TDS

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  12 Gauge
1 month ago

Don’t answer

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago
Get Over It
Get Over It
Reply to  THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE
1 month ago

there was no insurrection so yes.

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

Deny

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

I cannot deny an event that did not occur.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE
1 month ago

FBI has been withholding exculpatory evidence. J6 committee is a partisan witch hunt worse than the Russian collusion BS.

“THEY ALL LIED AND WE HAVE PROOF! Highly Sensitive DOJ Jan 6. Documents Leaked to The Gateway Pundit – FBI Confidential Human Source INFILTRATED Proud Boys, Ran FBI Operation on J-6, Reported They Were INNOCENT! — See Texts and Documents IN FULL!!
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/07/lied-proof-highly-sensitive-doj-jan-6-documents-leaked-gateway-pundit-fbi-confidential-human-source-infiltrated-proud-boys-ran-fbi-operation-j-6-reported/

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE
1 month ago

Here is your typical “insurrectionist”, according to TSC and liberals. A clear and present danger to democrazys………

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Pam Hemphill is a former drug and alcohol counselor who has been sober for 42 years and helped thousands of addicts find sobriety.
Pam Hemphill is a 69-year-old grandma.

Pam Hemphill is a cancer patient.
And Pam Hemphill is going to prison for 60 days for walking into the US Capitol on January 6, 2021 and taking video. They say she was trespassing. A misdemeanor.

The government wants to make sure Pam suffers for opposing the regime.

On Monday night Pam told Greg Kelly on Newsmax TV that she’s scared. She’s never been to prison.
Pam told Greg Kelly that a man who was pushing her and other people over the barriers was never arrested. She described the man as a “Ray Epps” type of character.
We’re seeing a lot of that.
Here is Pam’s very sad interview with Greg Kelly. -TGP

“69-Year-Old Grandma and Cancer Patient Heads to Prison for Walking Inside US Capitol”
https://rumble.com/v1by1l9-69-year-old-grandma-and-cancer-patient-heads-to-prison-for-walking-inside-u.html

Last edited 1 month ago by Mad Trapper
Dess Peroddough
Dess Peroddough
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

To tedious. Is this Jon?

Al A. Bye
Al A. Bye
1 month ago

It took Healey three and half years to figure out Harrington isn’t quaified to work in the DA’s office.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Al A. Bye
1 month ago

Healey isn’t qualified to shovel dung

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

If she was she would be in Pittsfield doing an emergency forensic audit

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pittsfield Plummett
1 month ago

That would take a tractor and manure spreader

Lovey Appreciatio
Lovey Appreciatio
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

You to

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Lovey Appreciatio
1 month ago

You to? Where?

You a PPS product?

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Vote Geoff Diehl for Governor!

Dess Peroddough
Dess Peroddough
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

Hell no

Dess Peroddough
Dess Peroddough
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

24-7 period.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
1 month ago

What is more important for either Sheriff candidate, is not weather they belong to protectamerianow, but weather they will uphold the Constitution of the United States, including the 2nd amendment.

Ask them that Dan.

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Yer a funny guy. You can’t be both a supporter of the Constitution AND a Trump sycophant. The two are diametrically opposed. You need to pick one or the other Mr Mad.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Pittsfield Plummett
1 month ago

TDS

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  12 Gauge
1 month ago

Well that was a well thought out response. Donnie is proud of you. Stay in line and keep sending him money and he will wuv wuv wuv ya.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Pittsfield Plummett
1 month ago

TDS

Get Over It
Get Over It
Reply to  Pittsfield Plummett
1 month ago

Actually being a Trump support and supporter of Constitution go hand in hand. Left wing nut backs like you do not support the constitution

Get Over It
Get Over It
Reply to  Pittsfield Plummett
1 month ago

TDS. Clearly

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pittsfield Plummett
1 month ago

You voted for Traitor Joseph Stolen, who is selling our strategic oil reserves to the Communist Chinese via his Son’s company. Why is that?

Price of gas gone down or up for Americans from that? Is America more secure or less, with less oil stashed away for a real emergency, rather than one created by the installed IM-POTUS regime?

POTUS Trump filled the oil reserves when oil was a bargain $30/barrel. It’s been squandered in less than 18 months and lowest in 40 years.

The Chinese can’t buy Joe, since they already own Joe and Hunter.

Last edited 1 month ago by Mad Trapper
Dess Peroddough
Dess Peroddough
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

With three you still get egg roll

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pittsfield Plummett
1 month ago

When Trump got elected in 2016, the traitors in Washington DC, who didn’t support the US Constitution, started scurrying like roaches with the lights turned on.

That was followed with years of lying tribunals, run by the same parasitic louses, much like the ongoing J6 partisan witch hunt.

That’s going down in flames too. Big revelation on that came out today; FBI involvement withholding exculpatory evidence.

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Uh huh. Why did Donald Trump steal the 2016 election from Hillary? He had over seven million dead and buried people from Venezuela vote for him and most of them voted two or three times using mail fraud and he tampered with the voting machines in Arizona, Georgia, Mexico and Tunisia. And the pillow guy is covering this all up by hacking into voting machines and refrigerators. The whole thing is appalling and should be looked into if you ask me.

Get Over It
Get Over It
Reply to  Pittsfield Plummett
1 month ago

Show your source please because this is laughable

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Get Over It
1 month ago

You don’t want to see those buttcheeks! With the head jammed there…….

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pittsfield Plummett
1 month ago

Glad to see TSC’s alter ego/ “sybil” is back. You are always good for a chuckle

Last edited 1 month ago by Mad Trapper
The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Trapper believe the stupid Trump lie…lol

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

You believe Biden!!!! ROFL!!!!!!!!

Dess Peroddough
Dess Peroddough
Reply to  The school committee
1 month ago

Leave what he wants Trump isn’t president and that’s the bottom line

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Pittsfield Plummett
1 month ago

LOL

Dess Peroddough
Dess Peroddough
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Blah blah blah

JoePesci
JoePesci
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Does not matter. The position doesn’t enforce the law, with a couple notable exceptions. They are not police officers.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  JoePesci
1 month ago

What does MGL say? I see they take part in drug busts.

In other states THEY are the county head LE. Several have already said to Biden’s Feds FO!

JoePesci
JoePesci
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Mad Trap, you are correct in that in many parts of America, sheriffs are real cops – they have deputies that go out on patrol and do what small town cops and state cops do here. Here they are primarily jail guards. As to MGL, I don’t know but I will find out and get back to you.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
1 month ago

“Could the questions asked by THE PLANET‘s readers about the $700,000 in ARPA money the mayor gave to the husband of her director of administrative services have anything to do with the corner office’s pouting?”

That is analogous to, asking Biden’s new spox, press Sec. Karine Jean-Pierre, why Traitor Joe is giving America’s strategic petroleum reserves, to Communist China. And why it’s funneled though a firm his #1 son Hunter has holdings in?

Why is this strategic oil reserve going dry, when Trump had just filled it with $30/barrel oil? And how is selling it off to China and India, helped Americans afford gasoline? Hunter still giving “10% to the big guy?”

Traitor Joe has got to go, to prison. He can be a cellmate with Hunter

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

FOX

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

TSC, why is Biden giving our oil to the Chi-Coms?

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Crickets from TSC

Sonny
Sonny
1 month ago

I would like the future DA presumably Shugrue to commit to Investigate any Fraudulent activity concerning the Arpa Funds. This whole process had resembled skunk perfume from the start. The hiring of Frick + Frack to so call distribute this money was wrong. If Warren Dews is getting a dime out of this that is wrong. Barnum + Bailey would have hired this guy. Honest taxpayers do not have to be investigated because they received NADA from the Arpa $$. Not even a dollar to help out with the Outrageous water hikes. Would be nice to have a DA’s office that is not Politicized. Whose only mission is to do the right thing.

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  Sonny
1 month ago

ABSOLUTELY. But they would not have done this unless they knew their was zero oversight. And they are right. Tyres managers are holding ALL the power and they are maxing it out right now. The city got 40 million dollars of cursed money. Will she turn Barry to gold?

Bob O'douls
Bob O'douls
Reply to  Pittsfield Plummett
29 days ago

Hmmmm., A CPA with an inept wife, who has access to millions. Could he possibly be teaching her the ins & outs of using our funds for anything she pleases? including a new rack of dresses, two sizes bigger for occasional sightings?? At the very least she could donate them to the homeless as tents, who still live in our Parks, Cemetaries and the many run-down, condemned homes. helping those folk, doesn’t do anything for her, so why would she? Same with the Verizon Shacktown debacle, only showing her self-serving nature, she wouldn’t want her cellular service interrupted. I am sure her & Barlinda are already packing and shopping for a Prestigious home in a prestigious locale, where she will blend in fine with the rest of the haves, hopefully far, far away.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Sonny
1 month ago

“If Warren Dews is getting a dime…..” Sonny, Warren got seven million dimes. He was part of a $700,000 ARPA gift. Along with a city employee, Shirley Edgerton.

Shirley actually got over $1,000,000 between her two ARPA gifts.

Their qualifications to earn this money? Both are black.

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
1 month ago

Love to see their expense sheets at the end of the year. All salary.
For family members

Dess Peroddough
Dess Peroddough
Reply to  Pittsfield Plummett
1 month ago

Believe me the mayor didn’t t tell them’ how to spend it. It was carefull planning by f
Good lawyers

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Pittsfield Plummett
1 month ago

Yes,show the one expense sheet and documents that are true and don’t want the public to see out of the two or so on hand.

MauMausMatter
MauMausMatter
Reply to  Sonny
1 month ago

Have you ever considered that gooey slimy tacky tyer’s refusal to use any of this ARPA negro welfare for the benefit of YT is because she wrongly assumes just because she doesn’t bathe in water, ALL YTs don’t bathe in water?

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
1 month ago

Welcome back Dan. It always nice to take a break.

You bet Flat Tyer and Roberta Dews do not like The Planet keeping an ongoing discussion of how Warren and Shirley came into the ARPA money. Besides the conflict of interest for both of them, Warren is a failed businessman. His cigar bar and hair salon venture was snuffed out.

Nothing like getting your haircut in a smoked filled room, while people all around you are blowing their cigar smoke in your direction. How could this fail? I mean cigar smoke is aromatic.

I thought this $700,000 ARPA gift to the Berkshire Black Economic Council was given to create black owned businesses? How is this creating businesses? Not to mention, how many of these “councils” are the Enchill’s, Warren, and Shirley, a part of? And I’m sure none of them are drawing a salary from these “black councils?”

Diversity lacking at Berkshire arts and cultural venues, survey from the Black Arts Council of the Berkshire Black Economic Council shows | News | berkshireeagle.com

Last edited 1 month ago by Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

I agree Dan. When it comes to these ARPA gifts, it really makes you take a long pause.

If you think about this past weekend for the Berkshire Black Economic Council, they spent ARPA money on a survey conducted by the “Black Arts Council” to tell them they needed more black everything. Businesses, entertainment, and anything taxpayer funded and paid for. It just has to be black owned.

Here’s the shocker, members of the BBEC are also part of the Black Arts Council. Imagine that, your part of one very well taxpayer funded group, telling the other tax payer funded group, that based on your own conducted survey, you too, need MORE free taxpayer money. Hypocrisy at its best.

And as I stated in my above post, I’m sure Warren, Shirley, and crew, are all on the up and up. They would never use one group to funnel money (salary) to another group they were a part of, would they?

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
1 month ago

Hypocrisy is acceptable. Conflict of interest is prosecutable. Citizens can be the whistleblower.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  levitan
1 month ago

In an ideal world yes. But when you have liberal loons like DA Wrong Way, Maura Healy, and Tricia Farley-Country Buffet (D-illegal immigrants), at the helm, you might as well shove that whistle….you know what I’m saying.

The BBEC is untouchable by skin color only. But yet, Shirley will tell the remaining white kids in Pittsfield schools that they are racist if they don’t believe her “teachings,” that she and others like her are oppressed by them.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
1 month ago

MA,
I think it was you who brought up her NC teachers recruiting trip. Wondering what the results of the trip produced? Did it end up just a paid vacation? Never heard a peep about the results.

acheshirecat
acheshirecat
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

Good questions optimus. Maybe only people without color showed up at her recruiting party.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

I sure did. I believe her city funded “recruiting trip” came on the heels of another survey, conducted by Dennis and the NAACP, stating PPS lacked diversity.

Of course the results of Shirley’s recruiting trips are probably buried somewhere at the bottom of Silver Lake.

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Monic R.
Monic R.
Reply to  levitan
1 month ago

Prosecutable in theory

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
1 month ago

Until people from within the minority community themselves start asking questions and bringing attention into where and how these funds are being spent, no answer’s will come from those who gave or those who received and are in charge of the funds.The minority community needs to ask where is my part of the funds for its intended use. Try to at least bring it to the media and have them dig into who has already benefited and amounts.

Brumby
Brumby
1 month ago

They could have given the ARPA cash to residents and called it a day. $1000 each

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Brumby
1 month ago

Brilliant!!!!

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

Where is the George Soros money for the Harrington campaign? That is being well hidden, but it’s there and could be her secret weapon to win which would explain why she isn’t even bothering to campaign. Shugrue needs to do more, in my opinion, since everything about this election isn’t out in the open.

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Al A. Bye
Al A. Bye
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

80-90% of Harrington’s campaign contributions come from sources outside the Berkshires and I’m not counting family. Who are these people? I see it has been asked here many times but never answered.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Al A. Bye
1 month ago

put out some names and let citizen-scientists do the work

Al A. Bye
Al A. Bye
Reply to  levitan
1 month ago

It’s easy for anyone to look up names on the office of campaign finance site. Put the candidate name in and click data.

https://www.ocpf.us/Filers

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Al A. Bye
1 month ago

George Soros is a major contributor you can be sure as he spread all of these far left District Attorneys across our country to weaken us for a globalist takeover. It just came out today that George Soros is a huge money supporter of Stacey Abrams which is not a shock since she is as far left as you can go.

ItesItus
ItesItus
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

She gets a third of the vote in Pittsfield might get more than that and take south county in northern Berkshire Joanne she’s not out of this

JoePesci
JoePesci
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Lawn signs don’t vote. What is Shugrue doing?????

DevilinParade
DevilinParade
Reply to  JoePesci
1 month ago

Tim’s going to lose. Look at the scum bags he got off,for money. One was a former post master from Hindsdale years ago who got off, who was guiltiest than Charlie Manson.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  DevilinParade
1 month ago

Look at all the scum bags the current DA won’t or can’t prosecute out back on the streets. All on the taxpayers dime while getting paid by the taxpayers for doing it. Tim wasn’t paid by the taxpayers.

Beach Bum
Beach Bum
Reply to  DevilinParade
1 month ago

The Berkshire County Kids’ Place, a “children’s advocacy center” co-founded by Shugrue and Collias, is precisely what Coleman and Clancy warn about — an agency which combines therapeutic intervention for children with forensic investigation. The founders of the Kids Place sought to convince the public that an invisible epidemic of child abuse existed right there in Berkshire County. A fundraising pamphlet for The Kids’ Place claims that “The Pittsfield Police Department last year handled 100 rape cases — 65 were children.”

However, the official crime statistics don’t bear out the claim. The pamphlet is undated, but predates the Center’s official opening in 1995. In 1993, 1994, and 1995, the Uniform Crime Reports for Pittsfield show that the police department handled 29, 32 and 30 reports of rape — from complainants of all ages — in those years. How could the police handle 65 cases of child rape and not have these cases reflected in the Uniform Crime

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InTheKnow
InTheKnow
Reply to  Beach Bum
1 month ago

The feminists with bachelors degreees that work for these social service agencies are counting every report as a verified rape probably. Just like the stupid thing where they put out hundreds of pairs of shoes and say they represent victims of child abuse each year, when the shoes represent how many social services reports there are on kids – often unfounded, no legal standard required, often anonymous, and often numerous reports on the same case. Anybody in the know, knows these stars are always fudged.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Beach Bum
1 month ago

Even decades later, the mere thought of Collias, and his recovered/false/fabricated memory? of his own alleged childhood trauma makes me want to puke. Shugrue, Collias, et-alia, exploited children and the innocence of childhood as a diversion to justify a witch hunt for phantom pedophiles after railroading an innocent young male to prison, while the real Chico pedophile[s] went free. I’ve read many of the documents detailing the perverted abusive interrogation children were subjected to by deviant COPS/prosecutors, that fucking lesbian Rape Counselor with her creepy anatomical pervert dolls, DSS perverts, all of these perverts crawled out from under rocks to exploit children under the guise of protecting children while destroying the innocence of childhood with their sexually perverted interrogations and suborning perjury with bribery of fast food. ALL OF THOSE MONSTERS should have been arrested, prosecuted, and thrown into a pit of HELL for exploiting and traumatizing children. Shugrue should avoid his infamous history on the topic of The Kid’s Place.

Al A. Bye
Al A. Bye
Reply to  DevilinParade
1 month ago

He’s a defense attorney and good at it, as compared to say Harrington who was a defense lawyer too but couldn’t even handle an oui. She had to request a mistrial for incompetence of counsel – hers! Ask her about it!!

Beach Bum
Beach Bum
Reply to  JoePesci
1 month ago

He is on Vacation

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  JoePesci
1 month ago

Good question Joe. I like Timmy and I think he will do a fine job, but he has to get elected first. What the hell is he doing to get elected? There is plenty of ammo to blast Harrington all over the place. Why isn’t he issuing statements left and right calling her out? Why isn’t he challenging her to several debates. He and Bowler better get busy, or, as a support of both, I’m gonna be pissed.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Well after 2020, do you think voting in mASSachusetts matters anymore?

Barry Tyer will count the ballots in secrecy, but it will take a week.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

What was his excuse? He stumbled in the wrong door? Or something like that.

Yeah, it’s believable. I mean Mr Tyer was only a city councilor, not to mention married to the mayor. I’m sure he doesn’t know his way around city hall.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
1 month ago

Everytime I go to city hall to pay a dog license, water bill, parking ticket, etc… I get very confused indeed. Often wind up in the clerks office or the Mayor’s inner sanctum without even knowing how I got there.

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ItesItus
ItesItus
1 month ago

These certainly are the dumbest Sheriff Candidates.

Teedoff
Teedoff
1 month ago

Harrington’s campaign strategy can be summed up as:

  1. Keep your stupid mouth shut.
  2. Don’t remind stupid voters there is an election
  3. Put out positive press releases which the media will run because they are stupid
  4. Kiss stupid people’s babies
  5. KISS (keep it simple stupid) repeat1-4
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ItesItus
ItesItus
Reply to  Teedoff
1 month ago

Really? Watch the reruns on pctv. These two clowns are idiots. And unfortunately high paying to be Democrats.

DevilinParade
DevilinParade
Reply to  ItesItus
1 month ago

Lol. You’re right they’re not the brightest,but each other is all we have.

DevilinParade
DevilinParade
Reply to  ItesItus
1 month ago

Awhile put my posts in !!!

Lovey Appreciatio
Lovey Appreciatio
Reply to  Teedoff
1 month ago

And stay the hell off of Sturgeons Show or you definitely won’t win. And I will guarantee it.

Dan,by the way I’m putting a curse on for an extended Yankees losing streak,if it happens please remember this post.

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

What about Pets Runnels?

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Dan,
Rico Petrocelli was smooth as they come at SS.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Got to give you credit, you have a memory like an elephant. I can’t remember what the wife just told me 5 minutes ago. Although sometimes it’s on purpose.

Camera Obscura
Camera Obscura
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Without a doubt, many happy moments have been captured, cataloged, and compartmentalized, but sometimes a brain camera is a curse.

Wakeupcandvote
Wakeupcandvote
1 month ago

Kill a man, then strangle a woman and get a 31/2 year sentence with another strangulation of a family member charge pending. How’s that for public safety? Did you know

According to the San Diego-based Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention, a woman who has suffers a nonfatal strangulation incident with her intimate partner is 750% more likely to be killed by the same person with a gun?

Good thing Mr. Ostrander gets another chance thanks to DA Wrong Way. 

https://www.berkshireeagle.com/crime/jury-finds-pittsfield-man-guilty-of-intimidation-not-guilty-of-strangulation-after-berkshire-superior-court-trial/article_57b5ee3e-feec-11ec-9109-9be5e44a9999.html

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

Jeff Dunham’s “Fireside Shat” with Dementia Joe (5 min. video);

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/07/puppeteer-jeff-dunham-mocks-joe-biden-hilarious-send-video/

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

Hilarious! Thanks Fritz!!!!

Dess Peroddough
Dess Peroddough
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

Really? Well this clown old clown beat your boy.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Dess Peroddough
1 month ago

He was Selected

Dess Peroddough
Dess Peroddough
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

To tedious five years running fritz. Get some new material.

Teedoff
Teedoff
1 month ago

Just insert stupid instead of vulnerable and you have Harrington’s campaign strategy.

HARRINGTON: First of all, I want people in Berkshire County to know that abortion is legal in Massachusetts. And that might seem like something that doesn’t need to be said, but in my experience of trying to serve the most vulnerable people here in our community, that when people see what’s happening on TV, they think, you know, that’s what’s happening here in their own community.

laughingstock
laughingstock
Reply to  Teedoff
1 month ago

There is no upside to Harrington doing debates or interviews. All she can do is blather on like an idiot on the radio. There is zero change a “journalist” will say hey Andrea, we are a blue state where access to abortion is protected or ask her to back up her claim that murder is the number one mortality issue for pregnant women. It’s not true in Massachusetts. She does not have a national scale job therefore it’s irrelevant. Harrington is always introducing irrelevant information such as attacking the Tucker’s character. She’s a crap attorney and not smart. Vote her out.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

zombie. Soon body parts will start falling off

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

If Trump had said that, as the late-great Keith Jackson used to say, “Whoa Nellie.”

The low IQ posters like TSC, might have broken his computer typing the same post 234 times, but worded differently each time.

Dishonest people and people of low integrity, like Helen “Handgun” Moon, would have posted about a time she was called an “egg roll” by one of her nursing teachers, only to quickly take it down when she got called out on it being BS.

DA Andrea “Wrong Way” Harrington would have held a press conference to assure Berkshire County residents that her office will not prosecute anyone eating that tasty breakfast treat.

Last edited 1 month ago by Markus Aurelius
Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
1 month ago

Boy, how I miss Keith and Pat Summerall in the booth calling games. These clowns today are all about themselves.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

Ya can’t mention those two without talkin bout Howard Cosell. He set the bar high for sports reporters and most of them today are even more annoying than he was.

Dess Peroddough
Dess Peroddough
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

What about Curt Rowdy and Chris Shankful …
Madden was best

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Dess Peroddough
1 month ago

I also liked don Meridith…very likable guy

Dess Peroddough
Dess Peroddough
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

Interviewer none better Ali-Cosell

Dess Peroddough
Dess Peroddough
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Krist Dan we’re not eighty

Standing On A Corner
Standing On A Corner
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Kenny C….loved that man.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Dess Peroddough
1 month ago

I think Al Michaels is right up there. I also used to enjoy Verne Lundquist calling college football on Saturday’s.

Dess Peroddough
Dess Peroddough
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
1 month ago

TrueStory. Vern was as good as anyone. He was doing a game an lungered on the camera. God as my witness.

Dess Peroddough
Dess Peroddough
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

Who’s President? Nuff said

Get Over It
Get Over It
Reply to  Dess Peroddough
1 month ago

Hi TSC

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Dess Peroddough
1 month ago

Good question? It ain’t Biden, Jill has to find the bathroom for him, before he craps his pants. Pretty sure it’s Sotero’s 3rd term.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Your intellectual capacity is unmatched on this board. Mom would be so proud.

Standing On A Corner
Standing On A Corner
Reply to  fizzlehead
1 month ago

His continuity anyway,lol…

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Dess Peroddough
1 month ago

For some reason democrats running for election in the upcoming midterms don’t want their constituents to know who is president.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
1 month ago

Hmm,
Will the US and others follow suit?

Our surveillance systems have been disabled in order to hide the extent of harm. Adverse event reporting is NOT COMPULSORY, and this alone undermines any attempt to portray the injections as
safe.
https://nzdsos.com/2022/05/24/deaths-following-c-19-vaccination/

Train Rreck
Train Rreck
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

We are the safest Country in the world.where do you get this secondary meaningless info. Part of our strategy is to throw out useless information.And that’s what you have. The useless part.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Train Rreck
1 month ago

CNN

Train Rreck
Train Rreck
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

Party at Methus? After council meeting tonight. After all They don’t meet for another month.

Train Rreck
Train Rreck
Reply to  Train Rreck
1 month ago

Council Grades*
Persip N S
White F
Conant
Sherman F
Kavey F-
Kalinowsky A
Kronick B
Warren B
Lampylousy F
Marchetti A
Maffuccio D

Bob O'douls
Bob O'douls
Reply to  Train Rreck
29 days ago

The Methusalah Bar of Corruption. perhaps a little bar rump shakin’ tonite,a few under-age friends. And a few of those with great responsibility for our Vibrant & Dynamic City, doing bad, bad things. Alcohol and politics seem to go hand in hand. Joe Karpanski would have been shut down, if he had done all of those things that have occurred, some documented, some not. Yuki plays the best hand of racist, struggling single mother cards in the game, as her off-spring enjoy private-Horse lessons, and I have a hunch, PPS are not attended.

Train Rreck
Train Rreck
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

Drinks are on arpa

DIGITAL WARRIOR
DIGITAL WARRIOR
1 month ago

ProtectAmericaNow??? group??? Geez. That was stupid. Was it deliberate deception on your part? What is your angle? YOU KNOW IT WAS https://protectamerica.vote
So now we know you are just another stupid hack like Flat Tyer, scamming the Berkshires.

DIGITAL WARRIOR
DIGITAL WARRIOR
1 month ago

ARPA $$$ are a distraction like throwing dollar bills in the air on a busy street, while you hold up the bank tellers. Biden signed in ARPA and ALL HIS LEGISLATION WILL BE NULLIFIED WITH ELECTION DECERTIFICATION. Whatever was dispensed WILL BE CLAWED BACK. Just like IRS, CMS routinely does. Get off the damn hamster wheel people!!