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GRACIOUS LOSING V. SORE WINNING … MATTOON EMPTIES THE SPITTOON … or … HOW TO LOSE FROM VICTORY

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY SEPT. 14, 2022) — Now that all is momentarily calm, THE PLANET extends hearty congrats to Tom Bowler for his landslide win in the Democrats’ race for sheriff.

If only his campaign manager and a tiny number of others could do the same. They didn’t, and in not doing so turned a rout into a kind of loss.

Pudge Bowler’s campaign manager would have been wise to read Alexis De Tocqueville’s advice on managing expectations in a campaign. The great political scientist’s book Democracy in America remains the definitive illumination of the American political experiment in freedom and liberty, conceived in political oppression, hatched in revolution, and grown at a time when intelligence was valued and civics were as important as Beyonce is today.

Tocqueville said theeee most important moment for any campaign comes when it is on the verge of success. That’s when emotions rise to the surface and discipline frays. Leaders have to keep tight reign over their disciples at such time, when the pent-up emotions kept in check during the campaign tend to spill.

Most of the sheriff’s supporters were ordinary people. They were grateful for the win they expected.

THE PLANET speaks of a teensy number of Bowlerites. Their slogan: “The Few. The Dowdy. The Craven (FDC).

C’mon down, Donna Mattoon!

———- ooo ———-

Mattoon, the sheriff”s campaign manager and sister, soiled and spoiled her brother’s victory, complaining how Team Alf dared to act as if it were in a political campaign. Guess she wanted them to act as cheerleaders for her brother. Mattoon then publicly tore into THE PLANET. Comes with the turf!

The most important public demeanor immediately after securing victory is gratitude and humility. Celebrate? By all means. Party hard, Yes. Pudge fully deserves those spoils. Blast the opposition and bitch about past press coverage? If you have half a brain, no way. If you must engage in such steam, do it in private, not on social media or by crying on  the area’s most popular blog. Show a little class.

Apparently, however, Mattoon ripped those key pages out of her Campaign Management for Dummies book.

Contrast that with the way Alf handled a beating. He called to congratulate the sheriff. Pudge didn’t take the call. Moreover, Barbalunga took full responsibility for the loss. He didn’t throw staffers or supporters under the bus. Class act, he and campaign manager Brandon Mauer.

———- ooo ———-

At the beginning of the race, officially June 2 when Bowler announced his re-election bid, the wise guys thought it would be the shoe-in it turned out to be. Donna reigned supreme in her smugness. Then on June 15, Alf Barbalunga took the podium on the deck behind Zucchini’s Restaurant. Team Alf came out blazing, emptying both barrels. Some of the flack drifted harmlessly away in the air. Some, however, punctured the airship, including a focus in the sheriff’s budget. That’s when Donna got cranky and emotional.

Barbalunga put the spotlight on the following facts:

  • During the sheriff’s dozen years in office, jail population dropped from nearly 400 to about 155.
  • During that same time, Bowlers budget increased between almost $5 million.
  • The administrative staff expanded, new slots with six-figure salaries manned by cronies.

Barbalunga dared to document undeniable executive and managerial bloat.  It takes big brass to do that in fear-based “Pittsfieldian” politics.

———- ooo ———-

Most all objective observers knew near the end Barbalunga would be crushed. The question was by how much. Well, it was a lot: 77% to 23%. Not a landslide but a Wipe Out (cue drum solo).

Unbelievably, some of Bowler’s True Believers, led by Sister Donna, acted as if they had lost.

There’s dumb then there’s the Box ‘O Rocks.

As she initially proved by bailing out on Mayor Bianchi, Mattoon showed once more she can’t handle the heat.

Heat?

Good heavens!

She couldn’t handle the warmth generated by a mouse farting on an ice cube.

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Time has but one message for all of us: ‘I told you so'” — Sir Donald Turpentine, Knight of the Bath.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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The school committee
The school committee
23 days ago

Trumps campaign could have learned something about losing from the Carmen lite campaign….Loudmouth dumbasses kicked to the curb by the voters

Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  The school committee
23 days ago

Think about what you think about

Get Over It
Get Over It
Reply to  The school committee
23 days ago

TDS

Dementia Joe
Dementia Joe
Reply to  The school committee
23 days ago

MEGA TDS

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Dementia Joe
22 days ago

MAGA TDS

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
23 days ago

Donna Mattoon is Tom Bowler’s sister. What do you think she was going to write? Alf Barbalunga ran a negative campaign against her brother. It backfired badly, but Donna Mattoon still called it for what it was. I rooted for Alf – as well as for Andrea Harrington: the A-Team, but at the end of the day on September 6th, 2022, Tom Bowler and Tim Shugrue won. My dad was a Berkshire County Commissioner from 1997 to mid-2000, and I have long written about the abuse my father (and I) endured over many years, even after my family relocated to Amherst, NH 18 to 19 years ago. In over a generation’s time, nothing has changed in Pittsfield politics and beyond when it comes to vindictive behavior and political retribution. I give credit to Donna Mattoon for standing up to the political bullies.

Ron Kitterman
Ron Kitterman
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
22 days ago

Jonathan you don’t have to tell us who you rooted for, I signed Andrea’s nomination papers but voted for Shagrue. I seem to remember singing your nomination papers when you ran for State Senate. I ran into a lot of people that were for Alf but they all told me they we’re going to vote in the primary. Keep us informed though who your rooting for it helps us decide who to vote for.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Ron Kitterman
22 days ago

Thanks, Ron. I dropped out of the 2004 campaign against Luciforo for Berkshire-based State Senator and then I moved to Amherst, NH that same year after my family relocated there a little over one-half year earlier. I remember you fondly when you served with my dad on the Berkshire County Commission; you were the top vote getter in the 1996 election. I cannot say the same for Smitty Pignatelli, who is a corrupt career politician in Boston for nearly 20 years and counting. Smitty blocks all of my political emails. He only wants people to tell him that he is wonderful. I wish that politicians would listen to the people they represent and beyond, but the reality is that they are only about power and the Almighty Dollar instead of democracy to invest in the people and communities they represent in government. Lastly, I cannot believe the phony op-eds that Smitty writes in Western Massachusetts newspapers, but it makes for good material for me to write and blog about his real state legislative public record.

Truly Pickled
Truly Pickled
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
22 days ago

No one bullied Mattoon or Bowler; Alf was critical of Bowler’s record cause after 12 years it had issues. Remember, he was a never promoted Detective when he won office, he might have been a good guy and good cop, but he had no experience that prepared him to deal with a big budget, the educational challenges, female inmate issues, rising drug addictions and pressures from friends who wanted jobs and better pensions. In the end, I think he had a couple escapes, and some discrimination lawsuits as well. So, even if it’s more the fault of his admin team, as a leader he scores a C- for his first 12 years. He doesn’t deserve a trophy from Barbalunga, or a pass from Dan, and if Mattoon was a good citizen she would have graciously accepted winning another 6 year term for her bro when the public deserved to have these issues she ignored discussed.

Agent 86
Agent 86
23 days ago

Shugrue, Bowler and Alfi all had campaigns run by amateurs. Squeaky had some hot shot from Boston. Shugrue and Bowler prevailed not because of the campaign managers but because of Harrington and Barbalunga’s health problems. ( they made voters sick….. thanks Chuck V) if this proves anything even Jon Melle could have managed Tim and Tom and they would have won.

Flogging Molly
Flogging Molly
23 days ago

Up to the usual gaslighting I see Dan

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
23 days ago

Dan, I think you’re being much too harsh. I thought Donna demonstrated a great deal of panache and dignity for a rabid mongrel defending her pack leader. The rabid behavior of Molly the mongrel is also admirable. Those two dignified mongrel bitches did a fine job of emasculated the roly-poly sheriff Bowler, the WINNER! And now, sheriff Bowler should take them both out back, do the humane thing, and put them down so they can’t hurt him anymore.

JoePesci
JoePesci
Reply to  The City I Hate
23 days ago

You sir, are a class A, capital A, A hole.

Same Olde
Same Olde
Reply to  JoePesci
23 days ago

Hey dummy,she’s a he.

Been there, Done that
Been there, Done that
Reply to  The City I Hate
23 days ago

Wow! Sexist much? And sorry Dan, you’re still defending Alf. He is anything but a class act.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Been there, Done that
22 days ago

Woman [stop] elegance and terror [stop] citys a woman.

Last edited 22 days ago by levitan
Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
23 days ago

Did you miss tuesday’s Council meeting? Click for a brief summary.

https://youtu.be/KjO1zPGJ3QY

Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  Charles Kronick
23 days ago

They couldn’t accept meeting to find a solution to the drug camps? Where the hell did they find that Vicki Smith character?

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Agent 86
23 days ago

Looks like future Council business will be name plates for the working poor.

Also, the CEO of the City, the Mayor, said that she cannot say how much money remains of ARPA. She implies strongly she doesn’t know. It was the most astonishing thing any Mayor could possibly utter to a governing body. She should know the number when she arises in the morning, walks upon the way, and turns the lights off at night.

I suspect that the reason the fund does not go to the Water Sewer is that contractors won’t touch our ARPA accounts. They see a Federal clawback looming and the contractors will want no part of it.

Last edited 23 days ago by Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  danvalenti
22 days ago

Dan,

I like a place where I can speak freely beyond the earshot of the missus and not watch my language too much. Much appreciated.

Last edited 22 days ago by Charles Kronick
Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Charles Kronick
23 days ago

Does that honestly surprise you that Linda “Flat” Tyer claims no knowledge of the ARPA funds?

I do agree with you Chaz, she should be able to give a ballpark amount at any time asked. I don’t believe that for a second. She just doesn’t want you or anybody else, trying to divert those funds from her pet projects, which ultimately leads to less Christmas gifts and/or extra cash filled birthday cards for the mayor. Flat Tyer hasn’t been mayor this long and not learned how to wash money properly.

As far as you thought of the feds eventually looking for back taxes for the ARPA gift recipients, I can only hope so.

Shirley and Warren better make sure their finances are in order.

$1,200,000 in ARPA gifts, is a whole lot of back taxes, expense reports, and financial records, to show where the money went. Not to mention a trip to Africa too. That “GoFundMe” campaign that the ROPES program started, better show well in excess of $20,000 from donors to explain that trip.

Last edited 23 days ago by Markus Aurelius
Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
23 days ago

Markus A:
The risk of federal clawback is real if you are a Ludlow firm doing business across the Commonwealth. They would do their research and determine that Pittsfield ARPA are a risk. Jut read the city’s reporting on how they are distributed.

A contractor want to factor a potential $50,000-$100,000 labor, legal, accounting liability to satisfy an IRS audit plus a vindictive lawsuit from Pittsfield filed in the event of a federal complaint..

The cost is ours to pay: ARPA becomes hard to spend on legitimate projects.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Charles Kronick
23 days ago

Thank you for the quick and informative reply. You might not think your efforts are appreciated, but trust me, they are.

As you’ve witnessed personally, speaking out against this mayors wasteful and possibly illegal (conflict of interest laws) spending, gets you black listed quick. Some of us can ill afford to take that risk. So I offer you my personal thank you!

To clue in on your last sentence of “legitimate projects,” would it be safe to assume that $700,000 to Second Chances on Second Street (a BCHC run program/should be state funded), $700,000 to the Berkshire Black Economic Council (a non-business entity with major conflict of interest violations), $500,000 to ROPES (run by a PPS city employee-conflict of interest violation, second large financial ARPA gift awarded to the same person), and $500,000 to Berkshire Museum (conflict of interest, where are the millions $$$ made from art work sales),would not fit into the category of “legitimate projects?”

Asking for a friend……

Last edited 23 days ago by Markus Aurelius
Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
23 days ago

General rule: If you ask, there is reason to think that there is a problem.

In time, the dollars shall have to be reported and counted by the Fed. And that requires a document trail. Pie charts won’t cut it.

I’m pretty sure Caracas would have asked a lawyer/accountant how they should approach ARPA funded contracts.

Last edited 23 days ago by Charles Kronick
Truly Pickled
Truly Pickled
Reply to  Charles Kronick
22 days ago

Please ask for a paper trail now, monthly reports, where the money goes, to whom, at what salary, for what product, etc.

Hell Toupee
Hell Toupee
Reply to  Charles Kronick
21 days ago

I guess ARPA can only be used for Tyer’s slush fund nonsense.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  Charles Kronick
19 days ago

This is fascinating. Why do contractors not want to report what the money is spent on? Shouldn’t all businesses that take government money have to report on what it’s spent on? Did Taconic High School (that is now shit canned to a replacement technical school for an already good technical school) ever have to report what the money was spent? I prob didn’t understand you. Thanks in advance.,

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
23 days ago

Yes, thank you for being a real man Charles. Not too many of those left.

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  Charles Kronick
23 days ago

I am not at all surprised that she does not know. She does not know because she does not care. AND also she does not know how much her buddies have spent since she last talked to them an hour before.

But when you watch this mayor and her operatives you feel like you just stepped into a Warner Brothers cartoon. It seems real but how could it be because it is so bazaar.

On a completely different note, studies show that greed and avarice can make people behave in ways you would never suspect.

Hic Coreedock
Hic Coreedock
Reply to  Charles Kronick
22 days ago

That,and any monies on overages or change orders will have federal audits on it. The you know that Charles.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Hic Coreedock
22 days ago

Good point

Truly Pickled
Truly Pickled
Reply to  Charles Kronick
22 days ago

Report her to the Feds now, see if they will come in and audit/track funding.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Agent 86
23 days ago

They show up whenever there is a disturbance in the Cosmic Justice matrix.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Agent 86
22 days ago

She came from Ward 6 and a school committee member.

Hoyt Clagwell
Hoyt Clagwell
Reply to  Optimus Prime
22 days ago

Will the new DA keep Dina the dimwit?

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Hoyt Clagwell
22 days ago

I’m sure he won’t. Why would he keep a Wrong Way mole in his office? Plus, if you remember the op-ed Jeanne Kempthorne wrote just prior to the election, she called out Dina and Helen “Handgun” Moon, as being “unqualified” in their current job.

Dina, Andy, and Karen, I’m sure will be getting their pink slip soon.

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Agent 86
22 days ago

Is it any surprise that this nut is a Pittsfield Public School substitute teacher and was elected to the Pittsfield School Committee. But in answer to her question on what happened in the lives of these filthy bums, I’ve been accosted more than once as I was leaving Berkshire Bank on McKay Street by some of these filthy bums, asking me for money. When I reported this to the bank, I was told that there’s not much they can do about this. One of these filthy bums, a now 20-year-old, gave me a short synopsis on his tragic life, which included being in foster care from the age of 3, and homeless since aging out of foster care at age 18, as he followed me to my vehicle, and aggressively insisted that I give him money. This has happened in the parking lot at CVS also. If Vicki Smith is so concerned about the lives of these filthy houseless bums, Vicki Smith should take them home with her, let them flop in her home, bathe in her bathtub, shit in her toilet, eat in her kitchen, sleep in her bed.

Tax&Spend
Tax&Spend
Reply to  Charles Kronick
23 days ago

Thank you for your efforts. Tyer as well as most councilors, are a joke. Bums living everywhere, including at one time or another, springside, clapp park, Crosby school property and everywhere else and city does nothing.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Tax&Spend
23 days ago

It would be a funny joke were it not our fool.

Last edited 23 days ago by Charles Kronick
Otis Bunker
Otis Bunker
Reply to  Charles Kronick
23 days ago

Ever since that aborted attempt to evict campers from Springside Park the subject of houseless people in Pittsfield is officially OFF LIMITS. Even that WAMC weirdo got the gag order. Give it up, Kronick. It’s a nonstarter.

Milt Plum
Milt Plum
Reply to  danvalenti
23 days ago

Maybe we could continue with the changing street name theme and find a street and call it Hypodermic Highway or Pile of Poop Parkway.

Same Olde
Same Olde
Reply to  Milt Plum
23 days ago

Yes! Call it what it is

Truly Pickled
Truly Pickled
Reply to  Milt Plum
22 days ago

Could just rename it to Poopfield, Massachusetts

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Milt Plum
21 days ago

Or Pheasant way to The Gilded Highway.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  danvalenti
23 days ago

It is in the open!

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
Reply to  Charles Kronick
23 days ago

Chronic, you must be playing all three contestants.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
23 days ago

Ghost: I would never choose shit sandwich. But thanks for the shot. Glad you found meaning in the recap.

Keep your name – you’d fit in well on the Council. Right next to the President.

Last edited 23 days ago by Charles Kronick
Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Charles Kronick
23 days ago

Chaz, you forgot to pay homage to the council’ VP, Pittsfield’s “houseless champion,” and “Pittsfield’s food critic,” Pete “never give a bad review for a free meal” White.

Pete’s been working on his “houseless project” for almost 4 years now. Including the pandemic time, Pete should have all the answers.

Pete?

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
23 days ago

Apparently. He voted against a public hearing.

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  Charles Kronick
22 days ago

He does as he is told. He is a very good boy. The mayor may even give him a proclamation for being such a good boy. Marchetti keeps his in his box of Legos.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
22 days ago

Correction MA,
Houseless Pete has been pretending to be working on the issue for four years. These are the same people giving Charles the business over the issue now that,I wish they who were whining about the current situation four years running would stop while controlling the whole lack of results about the results houseless issue.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Charles Kronick
23 days ago

Regarding the link:

TREBAK: Councilor leading with (-$1,000,000) – it’s your turn:
Councilor: “I’ll take ‘shit sandwich’ for $800, and make a motion for approval”

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
Reply to  Charles Kronick
22 days ago

It is TrebEk.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
22 days ago

Actually, Alex has gone to that big game show in the sky.

But at least Pittsfield still has the Tyer and Marchetti game show which has some pretty nice prizes if you give the right answers to the right people at the right time.

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

It was the usual shit show with more shit piled on top of the usual shit. Every time you open your gob I’m reminded of the Proverb “Even a fool is though wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.”

It would be different if you made sense. But it’s always the same gobbledygook from you. And as always, the same lies and evasiveness from the usual suspects, tyer, kerwood, ricky, the city lawyer……and that useless cheer leader Jen G., pimping out Pittsfield. The cheer leader pimp for the city of Pittsfield, Jen, neglected to include in her photo montage the bums on every corner, Springside Needle and Bum Excrement Park, the filthy homeless encampments/shanties springing up in taxpayer funded city parks, the sprawling Slums, the cruelty to animals on Linden St., the crackwhores soliciting customers every night at Cumby’s, and in broad daylight, in front of the senior centre on NON, the bloody knife attacks, the PPD’s nightly visits to the usual dysfunctional addresses, homes in residential neighborhoods turned into half-way/substance abuse institutions for junkies who don’t want to get clean. All tyer’s vibrant and dynamic things that make Pittsfield the shithole that it is.

Also, exactly how much taxpayer money was spent to rehab 21 Elenore Road so the city can sell it for considerably much less than was spent to rehab it? Thus, making the neighborhood affordable to someone who can’t afford it. You, know, that sort of people.

The city spent well over $300,000 to rehab a single property on Circular Ave. only to sell it off for somewhere in the $80,000 range. As if that made any sense.

I believe it was one of 4 properties, including a slum on Cherry St., the city of Pittsfield was sinking well over $1 MILLION $$$$$$$$$$$$$ dollars into.

Last edited 23 days ago by The City I Hate
fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  The City I Hate
22 days ago

And let us make clear that there were no contractors charging above normal rates for labor or materials for these “improvements”. And there was no abnormal processes going on to choose the contractors and I want to be ever so clear about that. There is/was zero oversight that found any such goings on partly because there is no oversight in Pittsfield but also because if there was you would never hear about it.

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

Sounds like my ex has pursued me to the Vega solar system

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  The City I Hate
21 days ago

The culpo buildings on North are collasping

Ron Kitterman
Ron Kitterman
23 days ago

Alf could of crafted his concession speech a little more optimistically for sure. Six years will fly by and there will be plenty of competition for 2028.

Alfie
Alfie
Reply to  Ron Kitterman
23 days ago

Alf will be in jail, behind bars in under six years.

Stooges Uppalip
Stooges Uppalip
Reply to  Alfie
22 days ago

Noooooo. He’ll get probationary n. Nuuk Nuuk nyuk

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  Alfie
22 days ago

Thought he was a friend of Cliffs.

Truly Pickled
Truly Pickled
Reply to  Ron Kitterman
22 days ago

Is there reason for optimism?

JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
23 days ago

Dan, you have poked the mama bear. This is going to be fun.

Shittsfield
Shittsfield
23 days ago

And how many fewer students are in Pittsfield schools since 12 years back and how much did school budget increase? How much did police budget increase over last 12 years? How much did entire city budget rise? Same shit, different government agency.

Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  Shittsfield
23 days ago

If Barfbalunga doesn’t like the money spent by the sheriff’s dept. he should have run against TFB. These budgets are probably bloated across the state.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  Shittsfield
22 days ago

So true…is it time for a forensic audit to find out where our stolen money goes? This city is losing population so the government needs to be cut!! They can start small, close a school or to, put all fireman on Columbus, put a watchdog on the mayor for spending on perks for friends and so on. Think of the money we would save. The savings could then be put to pay off our debt(are the buses paid for yet?) so the next generation will be able to live here

Total Truth 2
Total Truth 2
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
22 days ago

This is the stupidest crap I ever heard. Put all the firemen on Columbus Ave. They are in different houses for a reason. The closest is the first that responds to the call in there area if its medical or a fire. So the next time you have a medical emergency lets send the most far away unit to you or if your house is burning down. Dumb Ass

Alfie
Alfie
23 days ago

Still shilling for Barbalunga aren’t ya Danny. Boy they bought and paid for you big time.

The only thing that happened was Dan consistently protected Alf, declared him the “winner” of the debates, never went in-depth on his past legal and work trouble.

All the while even the slightest unconfirmed rumor about Andrea got days, if not weeks, of play.

Dan you a sad little shill, I speak for no one but myself, I do t have anything to do with the campaign except I voted for bowler and Shugrue.

Dan a sad little man.

Uh Oh
Uh Oh
Reply to  danvalenti
23 days ago

Dan you are seeming pretty petty in all of this. Alf lost.
He lost not because of his campaign people, some of which are liars, cheats and future felons, but because he’s those things to.

Alf showed he’s a whiny fat entitled prick. Everyone now knows it.
Your coverage of him was protectionist and lopsided.

You went after Harrington and furthered the OUI conspiracy with zero proof.
You couldn’t even get the dates right or the towns right.

Yet on Alf, with well known documented problems, you ignored almost every one or sidelined it. Sometimes when people post it shows up as pending, I saw some of the evidence. It showed up on the site for a couple hours, you surely must have seen it because it got deleted. It was campaign and job ending. Yet you cut it.
And now this? What a disappointment and a hatchet job. Mattoon has more integrity in her little finger than you can hope to muster in your whole life.

Insider Her
Insider Her
Reply to  danvalenti
22 days ago

(S)He’s not wrong.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
23 days ago

Why could they not be more like the revered Donald Trump and except losing an election gracefully?

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  fizzlehead
23 days ago

Oops, did I touch a sore spot? Trumps insurrectional departure is untouchable? Sorry bout that. I should have known better.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  fizzlehead
23 days ago

Do you and TSC sit around in yoga pants when you have TDS parties?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  12 Gauge
22 days ago

Depends, no to rely on, the undergarment.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  fizzlehead
23 days ago

Hillary Clinton sure accepted her loss gracefully while complaining about it for the last 6 years.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Pat
22 days ago

and yet she never totally freaked out and lead an insurrection try to take over a country. Prolly because she is a girl she did not have the masochism to do a full scale insurrection huh? Just sat around and complained like a little girl. Whadda loser.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  fizzlehead
23 days ago

C’mon Man!! Could you and School Committee go one friggin day without mentioning Trump. Keep with the damn subject just one day!!

fizzlhead
fizzlhead
Reply to  Merry & Bright
23 days ago

Excuse me but Dan was commenting on how people were behaving regarding the election. I thought I would show them an example for how to behave next time. Donald Trump displayed how a charm school grad should behave before, during and after an election.

But again, I apologize if I upset anyone.

Dementia Joe
Dementia Joe
Reply to  fizzlhead
23 days ago

Stop the TDS

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlhead
22 days ago

It’s the Constitutional right of the people, to assemble and protest a crooked Selection, which it was and they did. POTUS Trump did not plan nor incite storming the Capitol building. The entire speech by the President went without violence, inciting the crowd, or incident.

The crowd was incited, by elements known to and likely employed by nefarious portions of our own government (i.e. Ray Epps, the unidentified man on the tower with bullhorn) , to incite the crowd. Same plants removed barriers around the Capitol (acting under previous direction by bullhorn man), and someone opened the magnetically locked Capitol doors from the inside. These bad actors have not been arrested, questioned in public, nor locked up without due process in the DC Gulag like hundreds of others.

The government refuses to release hundreds of hours of videotape from throughout the area and inside the Capitol. What are they hiding? There are many citizen videotapes which do not support the governments contentions and narratives.

Many people who did simply walk past the removed barriers were maliciously prosecuted, er persecuted with excessive charges, which should at most have been misdemeanors. These people were faced with years of jail time unless they pled down and accepted short sentences. Those who stood up for their rights of a fair trial are still in the Gulag. It also seems that there are issues getting competent representation, and an impartial jury in the liberal DC court system.

Last edited 22 days ago by Mad Trapper
fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
22 days ago

So what you are saying is that if Trump or that lunatic Disantis win the next presidential election you will fully understand if their opponents attack the capitol building and attempt to take over the government? That is their right?

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

in that case you will view it as a peacful protest…which it was this time

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
21 days ago

Did You read what I wrote? If You did, your lack of reading comprehension shines brighter than the noon sun.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  fizzlhead
22 days ago

You could have used a better example like Mr. Gore…the friendly flying polluting environmentalist

Same Olde
Same Olde
Reply to  Merry & Bright
23 days ago

That’s one day out of seven years. Lol

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Merry & Bright
22 days ago

And yet you never get sick of Pat or MT repeating their Fox news disinformation about the current president. Pat can’t sip her coffee without blurting out a liberal bash and is never on the current topic. MT mirrors his Alex Jones crap every day as well.

And I pretty much am only reactive to a previous post. But Trump is trying to bring America to its knees, and yes, having fought for this democracy myself , along with many other family members, I am offended by that. It pisses me off.
So deal with it.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
22 days ago

I don’t watch Fox news nor Jones. What you state are falsehoods, in fact You are delusional on par with TSC. What I say about Biden is because he is a senile demented and bumbling idiot.

Biden has done nothing but damage to America since Jan 21 2021. We no longer have borders. Many millions of new criminal aliens roam about America. Energy food housing costs have all doubled or nearly so in just 18 months. Can you refute that Fizze?

Biden’s handling of the military is disgraceful. CRT, gender pronouns, and pandering to perversions are the military priorities. The leadership positions are based on political alliance rather than military training experience and ability. His Afghanistan debacle caused our allies to doubt the trustworthiness of alliances with America.

Internationally Biden is viewed as an incompetent laughingstock. He’s good at selling oil at a bargain price, to his Biden family friends the Communist Chinese. These millions of barrels were purloined from USAs strategic oil reserves. At international summit meetings he blabbers incoherent jibberish, forgets names of the people with whom he is speaking and even what he has just said. He finds himself disoriented and even lost in his surroundings, his wife Jill needs to be there to chaperone him.

The energy crisis is a direct result of Biden’s energy policies that took place as soon as he was sworn in. He took an energy independent nation and created an energy crisis where Americans are the victims. America is rich in energy reserves Biden has done his best to close. Instead he has begged foreign countries like Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Venezuala for oil, oil that should becoming from US oil wells and providing good jobs for Americans. He’s not for oil pipe fitters, but for crack pipe hitters. He shut down oil pipelines, but provided millions for “drug user kits” to inject, smoke and snort illegal narcotics.

America has a still worsening opioid drug crisis. Most of these drugs come through the porous southern border that VP Harris recently claimed is secure. ROFL!!! As a sad commentary Harris is supposed to oversee DHS. Maybe rename it to DHIS, Department of Hoes and Insecurity.

Instead of education, Department of Education is focused on CRT, political indoctrination (Project Veritas is currently doing a damming expose), and promoting twerking transvestites for K-grade schoolers. Reading writing and math has taken a back seat. The acronym STEM is just used as a buzzword when in fact the USA still is falling farther behind the world in science and engineering. Skilled trade education has been almost completely dropped from high school curricula, despite there being a need for skilled mechanics, electricians, plumbers, carpenters and other tradesmen.

Various goverment agencies have been weaponized, some literally, against American citizens:DOJ, FBI, IRS, DHS, CIA (although they are not supposed to operate stateside),……………..as targets for this persecution, Biden has labeled half of America as Nazis and Facists . To the she beast Clinton we were just “deplorables”.

In short Fizze, nothing is built, nothing is back, and nothing is better, under Joe Biden. In fact life for Americans IS much worse.

The school committee
The school committee
23 days ago

Alf was Carm lite trying to intimidate with personal accusations.Alf never brought up where the 10 million grant money went Carm recieved.

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
23 days ago

If you weren’t for Alf in the race, today’s article sure shows you have a thing for him. Not once did you mention how graceful Andrea was in her concession speech. We know how you feel about her.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  danvalenti
23 days ago

Harrington’s speech was a Trojan Horse tactic. Shugrue has to be very careful. Andrea will attempt to linger.

Rileyed
Rileyed
23 days ago

Matoon is anything but dumb. If you ran for office or ran a campaign, Dan, you would have a sense of what it’s like to have to watch people including the media treat truly contemptible people like Alf Barbalunga and total incompetents like Andrea Harrington like they can hold a candle to Tom Bowler and Tim Shugrue. Back in the gd day, the muckrakers tore to shreads those who deserved it. Now we have the media accelerating Trump’s candidacy, boosting his visbibiity and popularizing him into office because it’s money in the bank for them. Giving legitamacy to liars and people who think the rules and our laws don’t apply to them…Well, IMHO exhibiting some social media rage in the midst of unacceptable behavior and even corruption seems like proper anger to me. What is she going to do, write poetry?

Same Olde
Same Olde
Reply to  danvalenti
23 days ago

Charles. I don’t understand why the a r p a funds can’t be used for the Anita Drive project, after all it’s a Capital Expenditure? Her (he mayor) reasoning is it doesn’t benefit the whole city? that’s preposterous.

The fact is,wasn’t the mayor the one who used the p e d a funds reasoning,was that it benefits the whole city? When in fact it was distributed to fix less than 99 % of the dwellings thus far.

And another question? Why hasn’t King St, which for years has had issues ever been adressed?

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  Same Olde
22 days ago

How many really affordable houses, apartments have been added to the city since Tyer took over.? I believe there is actually a lot less now than before. Ask her where they are and how much the rents are. None of this new shit is affordable. She has overseen and financially assisted more condos than affordable housing.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Same Olde
22 days ago

Councilor Maffuccio spoke very well on that question.

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

“Some lose all mind and become soul, insane.
some lose all soul and become mind, intellectual.
some lose both and become accepted.” – Charles Bukowski

bluebird

by Charles Bukowski

there’s a bluebird in my heart that

wants to get out

but I’m too tough for him, I say, stay in there, I’m not going

to let anybody see

you.

there’s a bluebird in my heart that

wants to get out

but I pour whiskey on him and inhale

cigarette smoke

and the whores and the bartenders

and the grocery clerks

never know that

he’s

in there.

there’s a bluebird in my heart that

wants to get out

but I’m too tough for him,

I say,

stay down, do you want to mess

me up?

you want to screw up the

works?

you want to blow my book sales in

Europe?

there’s a bluebird in my heart that

wants to get out

but I’m too clever, I only let him out

at night sometimes

when everybody’s asleep.

I say, I know you’re there,

so don’t be sad.

then I put him back,

but he’s still singing a little

in there, I haven’t quite let him

die

and we sleep together like

that

with our

secret pact

and it’s nice enough to

make a man

weep, but I don’t

weep, do

you?

Hic Coreedock
Hic Coreedock
Reply to  The City I Hate
22 days ago

Charles Manson?

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Hic Coreedock
22 days ago

“You know, a long time ago being crazy meant something. Nowadays everybody’s crazy.” – Charles Manson

“Sanity is a small box; insanity is everything.” – Charles Manson

“You got to realize; you’re the Devil as much as you’re God.” – Charles Manson

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Hic Coreedock
22 days ago

Tucker Carlson

Pat
Pat
Reply to  12 Gauge
22 days ago

It wasn’t a failure on Pelosi and Schumer’s watch. It was intentional. Let’s see how we can use this to hurt Trump was their thinking. It’s all about keeping their power and money.

Al A. Bye
Al A. Bye
Reply to  Rileyed
22 days ago

Speaking of back in the day, Rileyed, the DA’s office used to run an anti-bullying program in the schools until Harrington fired the staff and killed the program. Guess which school never felt the need to participate? Heads up to the new DA.

Uh Oh
Uh Oh
23 days ago

Yesterday I had lunch with a friend who knows Andrea Harrington, in fact one of her supporters in Lenox, that group of Karen’s.
She is pissed at everyone who didn’t support her but if she won she had an enemies list of people she was going to go after.
She is also somewhat of a racist, like a dyed in the wool, brought up to hate blacks, racist. She just uses them to help further her political ambition.
She has no problem calling them slurs behind their back, the things she’s said about Edgerton, in private, would make people her blush. Harrington has a pretty foul mouth and curses like a sailor.

Everyone thinks there’s something going on between her and Andy and Landis. She was alleged to be doing the dirty with Andy until he started working for her, then she moved on to Josh.

Uh Oh
Uh Oh
23 days ago

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Is this the woman I’ve seen shitting in the McKay street parking deck? I think so. Front page of the Eagle!

Oh smart idea make it easier for them.

The Clapp Park bathrooms were so vandalized they had to close them and put a porta potty.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Uh Oh
22 days ago

Looks like she’s got the monkey pox.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
22 days ago

Linda and Barry on their first date?

Speedy Du
Speedy Du
Reply to  fizzlehead
21 days ago

Cant be they hung out at Cumbies

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Uh Oh
22 days ago

This is the picture the social media influencers that Flat Tyer hired, should use to promote Pittsfield. Nothing screams “Vibrant and Dynamic” like this picture.

If you can expand the picture a bit, take a look at the guys lips. His lips are burned in the perfect shape of a glass meth-type pipe. Those glass pipes get really hot, as this junkie can attest.

From the looks of those two, I would suspect heroin use.

First, they snort. Once they burn the lining of their noses up, they smoke it (see above), soon after, they’ll be shooting dope into their veins.

The other “vibrant and dynamic” item of interest of these two, according to the story in the Eagle, she’s three months pregnant and has a UTI infection. Guess who’s going to be paying for her medical care and the babies medical care for the next 18 years, take a good, long look in the mirror. You and I won that “vibrant and dynamic” prize.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
22 days ago

Lots of pregnant girls who will not be able to take care of babies. So let’s do away with abortion.

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

Or……make people be responsible and either wear condoms or keep your legs shut

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Get Over It
21 days ago

If it didn’t work for your parents what makes you think it will work for anyone else?

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

Notice how you have no actual response to my statement. Typical. Means I am correct.

Hell Toupee
Hell Toupee
Reply to  fizzlehead
21 days ago

Let’s euthanize old people if their kids can’t care for them

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
22 days ago

As to the care, if that’s what you want to call it, of her baby, DCF angels of death are still in the business of protecting children to death. Baby Kristoff only survived for 10 short months. But on the odds of the baby surviving to age out of DCF/foster/group homes at age 18, maybe, it’ll be able to find an empty corner to start it’s career in begging……..but at the rate Pittsfield’s going, that’s doubtful. Does the story include information on the early formative years of these two houseless guests of Pittsfield? Did one, or both of them age out of foster/group homes?

Chuck Garivaltis
Chuck Garivaltis
22 days ago

Ward 2 councilor Charles Kronick filed a petition to talk about the high number of people residing in various outside sections of the city. The petition was to talk about the issue and hopefully receive an idea or two on how to respond to this problem. Kronick’s petition was to “talk about “the problem of homeless people sleeping outdoors with winter around the corner. You guessed it. His petition was voted down. This was a petition to talk about a serious community problem. It was decided not to talk about it. I know this is Pittsfield and it is important to receive 10 to 12 thousand a year what is often a no-show job. I understand this. But when it comes to the health and well-being of homeless families we should, at least, talk about it. How in the world do you ever deny Councilor Kronick’s petition to talk about this issue?

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Chuck Garivaltis
22 days ago

I completely agree, Chuck. Other than Charles, Ken & Karen – what is wrong with our city councilors and Mayor? Now is the time to address the issue!
Thank you Charles for being proactive!

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  Chuck Garivaltis
22 days ago

Chuck, totally agree with you. Problem is Kronick, Karen and Ken (the 3 K’s) DO NOT FIT Flat Tyer’s mold. How DARE they even question her antics!? Would love to ask the other useless 8 councilors and the Mayor to name just ONE positive item/issue they have accomplished since this term started. Why even bother to have a City Council meeting if these 8 useless councilors just sit there, look totally bored and want to leave, at least last night they got a “free” baseball cap from the City. The only thing I can see that has been accomplished is the estimated 300 pounds the Mayor, PeePee Petie and Food Critic Pete have put on their bodies since the beginning of their lazy term. What happened to the Tyer Work Out gym all us taxpayers paid for? Is it still opened? Oh, wait a minute, Flat Tyer can’t figure out how much ARPA money is spent so how would she know if the gym was still open, she is locked in her office. Also, could not believe Flat Tyer’s comment about the selling of the home on Eleanor Road that the City is listing for $200,000 so a low income family could purchase it. Flat Tyer really did forget where she came from since she married into Bare Bare’s money. She evidently does not realize the struggles of low income families.

Thanks to the 3 K’s for their constant attempts of trying to right the City!

Mr Dough Mestick
Mr Dough Mestick
Reply to  Merry & Bright
22 days ago

Excellent!!

Spider
Spider
Reply to  Chuck Garivaltis
22 days ago

I agree, Chuck! Voting down his petition was a big mistake and this city may end up regretting it!

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  Spider
22 days ago

Marchetti is a good boy.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
22 days ago

Don’t let the media tell you anything different than the Martha Vineyard people are fuming pissed about two planes landing today full of migrants. My brother who lives in Falmouth told me it’s the talk of the cape. He said they will move them off asap and make excuses why. No windmills, no migrants for the ultra elites.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Optimus Prime
22 days ago

What a bunch of far left racist snobs.

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  Pat
22 days ago

But will you say that when the buses arrive in Pittsfield?

Hoyt Clagwell
Hoyt Clagwell
Reply to  Pittsfield Plummett
22 days ago

Bubba, theys already here . They done come on the Bouvier Bus.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pittsfield Plummett
22 days ago

You fail to recognize sarcasm.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
22 days ago

I INVENTED sarcasm.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
22 days ago

Al Gore invented the internet.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Optimus Prime
22 days ago

They are CRIMINAL ALIENS, not migrants. Barry Sotero loves them, and can house most, if they double up on rooms in his mansion.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Mad Trapper
22 days ago

Exactly, when they arrive at the Sotero’s they should ask for Big Mike.

Barry and Big Mike can entertain them with tales of oppression and global warming, from their $14,000,000 spread on The Cape.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Optimus Prime
22 days ago

Only 50 illegals were flown in. Surely all the wealthy folks on the island can help them out!

Pat
Pat
22 days ago

Martha’s Vineyard, that upscale rich folk hideaway, is about to get an influx of immigrants courtesy of Governor DeSantis of Florida. The far left Dems have been pouring the illegals into Florida and Texas and could care less about the problems this is causing, but the rich Democrats like Caroline Kennedy, the Hollywood elites, and John Kerry will have their little piece of paradise invaded.
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ron-desantis-sends-two-planes-illegal-immigrants-marthas-vineyard

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Pat
22 days ago

El Paso Tx. democrat led are sending bus loads of migrants to NY. Not a peep though because it’s not a republican sending them.

Hic Coreedock
Hic Coreedock
Reply to  Optimus Prime
22 days ago

Is the rumor true. The mayors going to enter the Nathan’s hot dog eating contest?

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Hic Coreedock
22 days ago

I hope so! Anything to keep her away and busy from spending anymore a r p a funds and raising our taxes, I’m for.

Last edited 22 days ago by Optimus Prime
Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Hic Coreedock
22 days ago

Not true…it’s only for ametuers.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Hic Coreedock
22 days ago

If she does good luck beating out Marchetti…looks like he won last year.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Optimus Prime
22 days ago

It’s the Obama’s little hideaway too. I’m sure he and Michelle will take into their private paradise lots of immigrants just like they expected the border states to do and the border states had to take in millions more and it was all a joke to the Biden White House. “Stop complaining you racists” was the response from the White House. If 50 more busloads show up on Martha’s Vineyard they will have an idea of what Texas and Florida have had to endure.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pat
22 days ago

They ought to put the criminal aliens on a freighter and ship them up directly from FLA and TX. Especially the nice teen-30 year olds covered with gang tatoos.

Hic Coreedock
Hic Coreedock
Reply to  Pat
22 days ago

I was going to say maybe they can hook up and Kerrys yacht for housing. I forgot that’s in Rhode Island. Hines will have to go to Martha’s Vineyard to help Kennedy go out the Kool-Aid.

Otis Bunker
Otis Bunker
Reply to  Pat
22 days ago

DeSantis is a political genius and has been upstaging Trump for some time.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Otis Bunker
22 days ago

He is also a psychopath. He really is and you republicans had better be careful what you wish for as far as he goes. He is like category 5 pathologically insane.

Truly Pickled
Truly Pickled
Reply to  fizzlehead
22 days ago

Yes, completely Hitler level insane, and he will only get worse.

Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius
Reply to  fizzlehead
22 days ago

Why because he’s shipping all the illegal aliens to blue led cities and states? I don’t remember you posting on here your objection when Xiden was flying them all over the country under the cover of darkness. Why not Fizz?

You people wanted the votes that came with the illegals, now enjoy the problems that come with them too.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Marcus Aurelius
21 days ago

Did you know he has formed his own army already? You need to check him out. He really does have a Hitler aura about him. I think Trump is the worst kind of human being but this Desantis guy is ten times more scary. I would even vote for Trump over Desantis if that help clarify my opinion of the guy.

Hell Toupee
Hell Toupee
Reply to  fizzlehead
21 days ago

Thanks for your most valuable insight regarding this matter

Hell Toupee
Hell Toupee
Reply to  fizzlehead
21 days ago

Your opinion will be given due consideration. One good flush should do the trick.

Lenny
Lenny
22 days ago

I just received an email from Tricia FB saying she’s “mad as hell” about the challenge to her legislation giving drivers licenses to illegal aliens. She wants donations for lawn signs in support of Question 4 on the Nov. ballot.

This woman is insane. She works on behalf of lawbreakers not taxpayers.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Lenny
22 days ago

That’s why I always announce her as Tricia Farley-Country Buffet (D-illegal immigrants).

With the plane loads of illegal immigrants headed to the Cape, it makes you wonder how many will end up in Pittsfield?

It won’t be long before TFCB offers Flat Tyer lucrative “state grants” to add a few hundred immigrants to the vibrant, dynamic, and inclusive, city.

Pittsfield could always use another Rumpus Roundabout to add to the vibrancy of this fine city Wouldn’t you agree? Just ignore the bums begging for change as you make your way around the roundabout.

Last edited 22 days ago by Markus Aurelius
Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
22 days ago

You can fit a lot more begging bums on a roundabout than an intersection median strip. This is part Flat Tyer’s secret master plan for THE PITT.

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  Mad Trapper
22 days ago

a “carousel of bums, if you will

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
22 days ago

Tricia Farley has already been moving lots of the illegal immigrants here to the Berkshires. It’s been kept quiet, but you can see them all over the city especially Walmart. We have a serious homeless problem here and the influx of illegals isn’t helping the problem.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
22 days ago

Political leaders in Nantucket are saying it’s “evil and inhumane” to send these illegals to Martha’s Vineyard, but sending millions of them to the border states is just fine and dandy. They are being used as political pawns they say, but Democrats are using them to flood the ballots boxes eventually and to change us from a white nation to whatever they want so who is being political?

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Pat
22 days ago

Too many democrats are lying hypocrites

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Pat
22 days ago

I agree fully Pat. If you look at the big picture of where Texas (Greg Abbot) and Florida (Ron DeSantis) are sending these illegal immigrants, it’s to all blue city’s and blue states.

The plan has back fired on Xiden/Harris. They wanted to flood the red states with illegals in hopes of getting many more votes.

MA, CA, NY, IL, cannot get any more blue than they already are. Keep shipping them out to these “sanctuary cities and states.”

Here in Pittsfield, we have a rep who represents illegal aliens, more than her constituency. That being Tricia Farley-Country Buffet (D-illegal immigrants). They already have a DL waiting for them.

TSC, I know you’ll be the first to scream about the cost of flying, bussing, thousands of illegals to these states. The cost is minimal, compared to the financial drain these people put on the healthcare field.

Every medical need they have, guess where they end up? In the ER. And if you know anything about healthcare costs, the ER is not cheap.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
22 days ago

Exactly.
BMC should start billing Trish for migrant ER visits & treatments.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pat
22 days ago

How about a “Nantucket Sleigh Ride” with boats/buckets full of foreign criminals just for Nantucket!!!

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
22 days ago

and they will be treated better than our home grown homeless because they will come with “funding”

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pittsfield Plummett
22 days ago

And the criminal aliens won’t have to obey our laws or face penalties in court.

TFB will get them free drivers licenses weather they can drive or even understand traffic signs.

Yes they will be treated better than struggling Americans.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
21 days ago

What if we all chip in and and rent a bus (or box truck), round up about 75-80 of these fellas and drop them off at the bottom of the mountain at the end of West street? Apparently it is not illegal to round them up and bus them around because governors are doing it every day now.

Anybody got a hay wagon we can borrow for a day? Horses or any old running tractor is fine.

Hoyt Clagwell
Hoyt Clagwell
Reply to  fizzlehead
21 days ago

Nobody forces them on the bus Bubba. They want to get on. Democrat mayors in Texas are putting migrant volunteers on the busses too. Sanctuary democrats should be excited. Why should the citizens of Texas and Arizona have all the fun?

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
22 days ago

Tricia Farley has already been sending lots of illegal immigrants here while we have a bad homeless problem.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Lenny
22 days ago

Enabling criminal aliens is still a federal felony. TF- Bilivit belongs in the crowbar hotel.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
22 days ago

We should ask Gov. Abbott to send 2 buses of illegals to Trish’s house.
Anyone have her address?

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/white-house/texas-sends-busload-migrants-outside-home-kamala-harris

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
22 days ago

Drinking the morning green tea,

The monk is calm.

The flowers of chrysanthemum.

  • Basho

Flutteringly,

Floating in the breeze,

A single butterfly.

  • Shiki
The City I Hate
The City I Hate
22 days ago

Today in History: September 15

On Sept. 15, 1963, four Black girls were killed when a bomb went off during Sunday service at the 16th Street Baptise Church in Birmingham,

All Rise;
All Rise;
22 days ago

I Am;

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
22 days ago

http://www.iberkshires.com / Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Lenox Principal Resigns, Was Fired in 2008 Over Conduct with BArT Student

A tawdry tale of a schoolteacher and his 15-year-old student, Jane, a ward of the state in DCF foster custody. In 2008, 15-year-old Jane, her teacher, Mr. Frieri, Jane’s 15-year-old friend and her boyfriend would socialize at Mr. Frieri’s house in Pittsfield where they would consume alcohol. This, of course, was reported to DCF, the State Police and the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office.

Mr. Frieri also taught for five years at Reid Middle School in Pittsfield.

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

Wow. How’d he pass a CORI check at Lenox?? Why didn’t the DA’s office investigate/ prosecute him in 2008?
Shame on Lenox schools for not thoroughly vetting him.

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

I would say DCF, the State Police, the school district and the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office let this certified schoolteacher get away with this for the same reasons DCF and the foster neglect got away with baby Kristoff’s death. No doubt DCF buried those reports. Children in DCF custody are significantly more at risk of exploitation, including being trafficked for sex.

JoeKapanski
JoeKapanski
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
21 days ago

Because he didn’t commit a crime

The Downtown Umbrella guy
The Downtown Umbrella guy
22 days ago

500k from the ARPA funds to pay bloggers and ‘influencers’ to come here and write bullshit ‘everything’s great here’ articles and blogs?

Roger Matus is making a killing off the city these past few years.

Pittsfield invited ‘influencers’ in to help sell the city’s charms. Here’s what they had to say | Central Berkshires | berkshireeagle.com

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  The Downtown Umbrella guy
22 days ago

And when asked, Roger confirmed that it’s his only bullshit job. Maybe the Planet can zoom bomb city hall pimp Jen’s photo montage with truthful commentary on shitty Pittsfield’s daily and nightlife crime scenes of multiple gangland shootings/murders, Pittsfield’s lucrative illicit drug trafficking, suspicious activities, including at least two incidences of arson at a catholic church on North Street, the vengeful torching of a liquor mart on North Street, habitual offender Puki Yuki’s METH BAR on North Street, arson at the derelict White Terrace apartments on North Street, a prostitution/sex trafficking ring at a secure senior housing on North Street where a foster father was pimping out his own foster kids that DCF gave him. And that’s just some of the vibrant crime in Pittsfield’s CRIME FREE SAFE ZONE on North Street.

Your Behinds
Your Behinds
Reply to  The Downtown Umbrella guy
22 days ago

New York City mayor says that the migrants are welcome and will be respected and treated with dignity, so it won’t be long before they hop on the Berkshire Flyer roofs side cars. Come to the beautiful Berkshires,everybody, like the rest of the workers and bums from New York.

Flo Orgoe
Flo Orgoe
Reply to  The Downtown Umbrella guy
22 days ago

So all the shit going untreated into the housatonic also include the phosphorus that the epa was ready to fine the city and scared the mayor and not to challenge them in a closed door meeting. The city council is also to blame as well. Holding tanks aren’t cheap. This Ballusted flocculation was a bad idea and . is a disaster. Where is the Health Department Department. Where are Tim and Jayne?.Sputh County cannot be happy. Birds do travel

Speedy Du
Speedy Du
Reply to  Flo Orgoe
22 days ago

Good questions. Where is the health department and or Tarzan Jane?…

Truly Pickled
Truly Pickled
Reply to  The Downtown Umbrella guy
22 days ago

The instagram posts had very few likes, good idea in theory, but probably a complete waste of money.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  The Downtown Umbrella guy
21 days ago

I found the product placement marketing *interesting*.

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Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Charles Kronick
21 days ago

Did anyone else catch the references in the report?

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
21 days ago

Wonder if the City of Pits genius employee that painted the word SCOHOL wrong on the newly paved East Street in front of the high school is getting a promotion. Wonder if they were SCOHOLED in Pittsfield Public School. The City is out there right now painting over the error with black spray paint and trying to fix it. What a Vibrant and Dynamic City we all pay taxes in! Unbelievable!

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Merry & Bright
21 days ago

Must have been a recent PPS graduate.

Driver’s beware, don’t go speeding through the SCOHOL ZNOE.

The fines are doubled, unless your the DA. Then you can ignore and drive any way you’d like with a suspended license.

Hoyt Clagwell
Hoyt Clagwell
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
21 days ago

Just add an A before the s and that should take care of it Bubba

Scohol’s Out
Scohol’s Out
Reply to  Merry & Bright
21 days ago

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Barry doing gods work late at night

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  danvalenti
21 days ago

Looks like the guy was torn between ‘school’ and ‘alcohol’

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Charles Kronick
21 days ago

ROFL!!!!!!

Speedy Du
Speedy Du
Reply to  danvalenti
21 days ago

Actually rumor has it the same person that installed the plungers did this.

Hell Toupee
Hell Toupee
Reply to  danvalenti
21 days ago

It’s just like the jumble in the Eagle

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  danvalenti
21 days ago

I think the Gman is moonlighting – looks like his handiwork based on his blog posts.

Speedy Du
Speedy Du
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
21 days ago

That is funny” But you know better

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Speedy Du
21 days ago

Trust but verify.
Show me the Taconic diploma.
Obviously he skipped the English composition classes.

Speedy Du
Speedy Du
Reply to  Scohol’s Out
21 days ago

How about this one. Fill in the blank
I didn’t know ……….has a part time job.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Merry & Bright
21 days ago

I’d love to see the crossout and caret fix

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Merry & Bright
21 days ago

Dats wacist!

Al A. Bye
Al A. Bye
21 days ago

What happened to the homicide trial of the two brothers that started a week ago, the one Harrington was supposed to do?

Speedy Du
Speedy Du
Reply to  Al A. Bye
21 days ago

Don’t expect too much between her and the mayor the rest of the way or should we say all the way

Speedy Du
Speedy Du
Reply to  Speedy Du
21 days ago

Carlson is killing it tonight. No,he is killing it. Parade starts tommorrow from the Obamas at 10. They’ll March to Teddy Kennedy’s Chappaquidick water front,where all participants will dive in the water for a long deserved bath.Hinds and Kennedy will supply the soap.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
21 days ago

Oh man, this is entertainment, watching the Vineyard Libtards melting down over 50 illegals. Surely Obama has room on his compound for a tent city. Desantis truly is a genius!

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/09/marthas-vineyard-homeless-shelter-coordinator-melts-illegals-flown-island-move-somewhere-else-video/

Wandering Coucil Idiot
Wandering Coucil Idiot
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
20 days ago

The school misspell made the news