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THE PLANET PRESENTS NEW ACTION-ADVENTURE FLICK: “AUTOPSY OF TWIN ANNIHILATIONS’ … SHUGRUE, BOWLER THROW PERFECT GAMES

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION SEPT. 9-11, 2022) — Now that the Jacks have all returned to their boxes, time for THE PLANET‘s autopsy results.

DISTRICT ATTORNEY

SHUGRUE CLOBBERS THE INCUMBENT, WHAT’S HERNAME.

After Andrea Harrington gave a four-year-long seminar in “How to Botch the Opportunity of a Lifetime,” she followed up with “How to Lose An Election,” a course that ran for months in 2022. The first course was overenrolled. This year’s class, however, couldn’t find nearly enough students. Having sat through the drudgery and disaster of the four-year fakery, no way they were sticking around this time.

THE PLANET shares the D.A.’s “How to Lose an Election” cheat sheet with the 40 Core Principles:

  • Be clueless, tone deaf, and unable to confront political and operational realities.
  • Pretend everything is great (especially AFTER you get clobbered). You know, the “vibrant and dynamic” approach.
  • Live in an isolated fantasy world.
  • Believe things are as you wish not as they are.
  • Ignore the reality that everyone around — at least those with more than five working brain cells — knew: Rowboats can’t match tsunamis.
  • Duck all debates except those that are rigged and guaranteed not to press when you refuse to answer a question or state a lie.
  • Show that you’re too frightened of certain, enormously popular bloggers who dare to call you out for what you are.
  • Continue the coward’s approach with the only local daily newspaper. Badmouth the paper’s publisher, editors, and reporters.
  • Dismiss critics as “racist and misogynist.”
  • Refuse media requests to antagonize the press.
  • Speak only to fawning kiss-ups.
  • Limit public appearances. Especially avoid any venue, large or small, where someone might ask you an honest, unrehearsed question.
  • Hold secret meetings of the kind the mayor of the region’s largest city did with her appointed, stacked committee to dish ARPA money to “friends.”
  • Consistently play the race and gender cards.
  • Hire outside ringers who don’t understand the local electorate.
  • Refuse to listen to wise counsel.
  • Issues statements through a paid flack that you hired under shady circumstances while he/she was posing as a reporter covering your campaign.
  • Do not make direct statements to the press and public.
  • Appear only at photo-ops.
  • Hold no press conferences.
  • Lie, lie, and continue to lie.
  • When caught, deny, deny, deny … then lie some more.
  • Have zero experience in your chosen field. This might be the No. 1 factor.
  • Dismiss anyone in your office who knows more than you.
  • Dismiss anyone in your office who refuses to break the law.
  • Dismiss anyone from your office who shows integrity, honesty, and independence.
  • Hire political cronies.
  • Upon attaining office, run it as a political headquarters.
  • Fire anyone who doesn’t knuckle under.
  • Hire talentless lackeys after creating new positions for them, especially if they have conflicts of interest with other public service responsibilities such as city council or licensing board.
  • Do not provide training or mentoring for green assistant D.A.s.
  • Try to bury embarrassing incidents such as reckless driving and tax problems.
  • When you get caught, blame others.
  • Adhere to the personal credo: “Nothing is ever your fault.”
  • Refuse to take responsibility for mistakes. Always blame others.
  • Act like a petulant, whiny little girl/boy when things don’t go your way.
  • Develop a hide that is oversensitive and wafer-thin.
  • When things go bad, don’t rally the team; instead, throw temper tantrums and best of all, cry crocodile tears.
  • Do not under any circumstances act like a leader.
  • Make fine whine out of sour grapes.
 The other factor in the loss had to be woke Far-Left Loon-Cancel-Culture (FA-LE-LOO-CA-CUL, sung to the tune of “Do, a deer, a female deer; Re, a cup …) , which has run its course locally after county voters saw what kind of “prosecution” it produced:  Coddle the criminals, crap on the Public. Not all county residents are rich, white women who live in Williamstown or New Marlborough. Well-adjusted white people do not posses White Guilt.
———- ooo ———-
SHERIFF’S RACE
PUDGE PUMMELS ALF INTO YESTERDAY
Alf was a long shot from the start. Along the way, a strange perception developed that THE PLANET was secretly backing Alf! Preposterous in the extreme. THE PLANET did miss on the margins. We predicted the sheriff would win, but we see  77%! Pudge’s community “good-guying” paid off big time. Alf hasn’t done that type of mixing in the previous six years. THE PLANET thought Alf, a dark horse, had one shot: Come out hitting hard. He did that. He spent money. He formed an organization. He had name recognition. So what went wrong? It’s THE PLANET’s “Have a Beer” theory of politics. Who would you rather have a beer with? Hands down, it was Pudge. He has that approachable, role-poly demeanor. You instantly like the guy. In fact, the sheriff sat down privately for an hour and a half with us over coffee (not beer! To be technical, the sheriff had ice tea. We had joe java, black as coal and hot as fire). Despite numerous attempts to set that up with Alf, his campaign couldn’t or wouldn’t swing it.

———- ooo ———-

Given their respective challenges, Tim Shugrue and Tom Bowler ran perfect campaigns. Hindsight tells us this but, truth be told, we knew it as Campaign ’22 deepened.

THE PLANET now shifts our attention to the November mid-terms. Check those seat belts. It’s going to be b-b-bumpy.

Have a great weekend, everybody.

———————————————————————————-

If there were no human beings on Earth, only animals and nature, not only WOULD there would be no evil. There COULD be no evil” — Sir Donald Turpentine, Knight of the Bath.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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Alfalfa
Alfalfa
28 days ago

I wouldn’t call Alf a dark horse—–more a southern end of a north bound horse.

Donna Mattoon
Donna Mattoon
Reply to  Alfalfa
28 days ago

There was nothing “preposterous” about the notion that you supported Barbalunga. What is actually preposterous is that you are now trying to walk away from your own words, posted every time the topic of the Sheriff’s election came up on this blog. Your followers know exactly what they saw in print. You can tap dance all you want, but people don’t like it when you try to deceive them. It’s dishonest.

That’s why Alf didn’t have a chance. There’s a big difference between coming out “hitting hard” and serving up an almost daily barrage of misinformation and easily verifiable lies. As the campaign manager, my job, among other things, was to stay on top of his press releases. However, I actually stopped reading them when he posted the one about the missing car from the Sheriff’s Office that was found in Florida, with a picture of a Berkshire County Sheriff’s car photoshopped on a beach. Yet, Planet Valenti actually posted that nonsense rather than calling him out for his complete foolishness.

Campaign followers would send me copies of subsequent press releases with alarming headlines from the Barbalunga team, and I would send back one word: IGNORE.

What you didn’t post was also very significant. For example, when Barbalunga wrote the complete lie about state election officials watching the Berkshire County election for fraud – a lie that was so easily uncovered – you did not offer one word of opinion. To me, deceiving voters is disqualifying. Barbalunga should never ask for voter support ever again.

Above all, you and Barbalunga dismissed Sheriff Bowler as a “roly-poly” good guy. You missed what the majority of voters knew …. That Sheriff Bowler was the unusual combination of a very skilled and competent professional who also happened to be a genuinely good man. His reputation was very well known in this community. I witnessed the respect, admiration and sheer love that people have for their sheriff on the campaign trail every day. I suspect that you and Alf hold people like him in contempt.

Thank you to the many posters on this site who questioned your glowing words for the Barbalunga campaign. As campaign manager, I monitored this site frequently. But once I see this posted in its entirety, I will never be back. Dan, go ahead and take your best shot. I’ll never see it.

Pissa Doe
Pissa Doe
Reply to  danvalenti
27 days ago

I haven’t heard such spewed ninsense since Joan of arc

Truly Pickled
Truly Pickled
Reply to  Pissa Doe
27 days ago

She’s so full of it, and clearly isn’t interested in your words, Dan, because she can’t handle the truth. That’s why she didn’t read Alf’s press releases.

If Shugrue had ran for Sheriff and issued the same press releases, it would have been over for Bowler.

Truly Pickled
Truly Pickled
Reply to  danvalenti
27 days ago

Well said, anyone who disagrees isn’t sober.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  danvalenti
27 days ago

Call Alf the future politician out.Dont let him get away with obvious lies only meant to hurt people and has nothing to do with good goverment.Be a journalist or don’t use the title or education associated with it.Just be the opinionated blogger like the rest of the blockheads on this Trump philosophy blog

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  danvalenti
27 days ago

That won’t happen unless they print it on a beer can

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
26 days ago

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Truly Pickled
Truly Pickled
Reply to  Donna Mattoon
27 days ago

You know, that’s a sad admission, especially for a former newspaper employee, were you a journalist?

You ignored real, genuine information Barbalunga was sharing about the activities of the Sheriff’s office, like poor education and facility audits, wasted taxpayer funds on state cars and gas cards, and you told his followers to ignore it too, and that just tells us you simply wanted to win, at all costs, and you don’t actually care about improving that office for the taxpayer and inmates.

That’s really unfortunate.

It wouldn’t have changed the outcome of the election if you did read the press releases, but you might have understood why people were voting against the Sheriff, and how he might do a better job in the future.

I read every one, like the poor education audit from 2019 that Sheriff Bowler received, and the ones about the people who died during his abstinence program that the Eagle never reported on, the patronage hires from the police who get hired and retire with a pension a short time later, the gender discrimination lawsuits because the Sheriff didn’t listen to women who claimed sexual harassment and retaliation…

You know, the cars was a funny one, the image was stupid, it was over-the-top, but it did show how ludicrous it was that a car was in Florida… I do know some employees there, and they have been talking about that car that went for Florida for years, and who supposedly had it, but regardless of that, both the number of cars out there being driven by staff on the taxpayer’s dime, and the use of gas cards, is upsetting to those of us who pay taxes.

That’s wasteful spending.

I don’t think people hold the Sheriff in contempt for being a good man, I think people who know about the mistakes, and the favortism and the other stuff, are simply upset about that. He is not a perfect guy, he’s a typical male politician, no better than Barbalunga would be, or anyone else, ultimately.

In one of the press releases you didn’t read, Barbalunga shared two recent lawsuits against the Sheriff, and it’s clear from reading the deposition excerpt Alf shared, that the Sheriff did not take the time to get the women’s side of the story after they complained of gender discrimination, he listened to the men and fired them.

That’s the typical response of a non-woke male executive leader in many situations, and I don’t think the Sheriff would have done that, as a good person, if his trust wasn’t blindly placed in his employees. It makes you realize, the Sheriff, as nice as he is, and no one doubts that, he’s making mistakes because his employees have issues.

You can read the transcript Alf had shared. It was clear the Sheriff didn’t really pay the women much attention and just fired them when the men said to fire them. As a woman, I would think you would agree a man should listen to a woman if she says she was sexually harassed and discriminated against, and then retaliated against.

I think Alf’s strategy for this campaign wasn’t successful, it wasn’t even that professional, but the information he shared about an office that people don’t pay attention to was eye-opening, like Jeanne Kempthorne’s letter about Harrington’s office, we got to know the inner workings and dysfunctions, and then you don’t see it the same anymore. Alf’s way of sharing his message wasn’t effective, but the facts in the message caught my attention.

That election fraud thing was clearly blown out of proportion. Someone on THIS site posted they were voting multiple times for Shugrue and Bowler, we all saw it, it got a lot of likes, and it was probably in jest, but Alf apparently reported it, as he should have (I asked around, people agree it should have been reported).

Should a campaign volunteer have posted it on Facebook, no, was it worded properly, no, but it was taken down. Then I saw the Sheriff’s niece’s post a screenshot of it after it was taken down, and it was her post that was used to create controversy in the Eagle, not Alf’s. And, do you really believe that Alf posts on Facebook by himself? And if he didn’t make the post, himself, should he be held accountable?

Molly Colvin posted lies on Facebook, we saw those, she retaliated agaisnt a Sheriff employee who wrote a letter to the Editor supporting Alf and called him a convicted felon when he is not, should Sheriff Bowler be held responsible for that? No. The Sheriff is responsible for misleading the voters about Franklin County sending women to Chicopee, though. He made it seem like Franklin was failing, that is not the case.

I have to tell you, for those of us who watched this debate, Bowler ran good campaign, or you rather ran a good campaign, and it was clear he was going to win, but this self-righteousness is too much. I would visit Alf’s Facebook site and it was all attacks by Bowler’s supporters, I would visit the Sheriff’s site, and it was “Alf lies again”, and ‘attacking Alf” and “next stop, White House for Bowler” posts.

But Alf shared real genuine information, and you and your supporters didn’t care, and that was a disservice to this community and the inmates in the prison, because a poor education and poor health department audit, for example, are not examples of success, and we deserve better.

Molly Colvin
Molly Colvin
Reply to  Truly Pickled
27 days ago

You must be the person on Alf’s team that made the post. You’re defending that voter fraud post way too much.

Truly Pickled
Truly Pickled
Reply to  Donna Mattoon
27 days ago

And how do you know they are misinformation and easily verifiable lies if you don’t read them? Really, this is nonsense. The press releases I read were all verifiable, including the one where it looks like the Sheriff may have lied under oath. The Sheriff has deceived the voters too, I guess he is now disqualified from future office.

Truly Pickled
Truly Pickled
Reply to  danvalenti
27 days ago

Exactly, she looked the other way and helped her brother pull the wool over the eyes of the voters.

I do not know if Alf could do a good job as sheriff, but I respect him for pointing out Pudge’s failures, no one else was willing to. That’s largely a ceremonial elected office, and the public deserves to know everything Alf shared with the public, and yes, Donna, we could read past spin, and see facts. You didn’t need to keep claiming Alf was a liar all the time.

Pudge supporters by and large are nice, honest hardworking people, but they don’t know what they don’t know, and I respect Alf for trying to break that wall of blissful ignorance.

The Sheriff is doing a mediocre job, he’s human, he makes mistakes, but anyone who points that out is attacked. Even Donna attacked you for simply sharing info and stating an opinion that Alf ran a decent campaign. That’s bully behavior, it’s like extreme patriotism, like not idolizing Pudge is un-American. That’s scary. That’s cultish. I agree it deserves a thesis; maybe if the Sheriff ever gets his educational offerings going again and reconnects with Williams, they can discuss it during inmate philosophy class.

My personal hope, a female inmate sent to Chicopee and can’t see her family is found innocent, goes on to a rewarding law enforcement career, gets elected as our first female Sheriff, and does the job Alf claimed he would do.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Truly Pickled
26 days ago

MAGA=not living in reality.LOL as there are monsters everywhere as the former Limbaugh listeners turned shutins over the last 30 years and started falling asleep to FOX propaganda and when they WOKE they warned every voter of all the democratic cheating…..

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  danvalenti
26 days ago

It’s creepy she’s on here throwing weight around. Thuggery. If they won be gracious. They reinforce my opinion, which was not great.

Propo Analisis
Propo Analisis
Reply to  Donna Mattoon
27 days ago

Who cares if you read it or not anyone that can’t get off of Burbank Street isn’t that important anyway

Alfalfa
Alfalfa
Reply to  Donna Mattoon
27 days ago

Madame, I can assure you that I backed your brother not Buffoonbalunga.

Last edited 27 days ago by Alfalfa
Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
28 days ago

To recap Pittsfield politics and beyond in the beautiful Berkshires primary election day 2022, Tim Shugrue ousted D.A. Andrea Harrington, and then he controversially thanked retired Judge Dan Ford. Incumbent Sheriff Tom Bowler defeated his “All in the Family” challenger Alf Barbalunga, who will run again in 2028 after “Pudge” retires with a public pension plus perks that rivals a commoner winning the huge state lottery jackpot. Paul Marxism and the ultimate career politician John Barrett III both won their respective primary elections that will guarantee them at least two more years as do-nothing backbenchers in Boston. All of these establishment politicians will make over 6-figure public pay plus perks in 2023 except for Andrea Harrington, unless she finds a new public position next year. My question is: “What do the common people and taxpayers really have to gain by paying all of the useless corrupt career politicians such huge public salaries for more “Business as usual”?

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

Please do us a favor and lay off the meds before posting.

Girth Brooks
Girth Brooks
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
28 days ago

As usual sugar you are correct.

Business as usual in the Berkshires is a common theme in politics. Melle is 100% correct. Dan Ford used his power to destroy Bernie Barren. Andrea Harrington was trying to right that ship. The voters lost out by electing another career pol in Tim Shugrue.
I’m writing in Jonathan Melle for sheriff. He can’t do any worse than the current gob.

Vera Dad
Vera Dad
Reply to  Girth Brooks
28 days ago

OK Darcie, jig is up move on.

Total Truth 2
Total Truth 2
Reply to  Girth Brooks
28 days ago

Tim I have seen in action working in the system, he is very good at his job and I am sure he will also be very good at this. It is time to start putting people back in jail no matter what color you are.

JoeFriday
JoeFriday
Reply to  Total Truth 2
28 days ago

He could review the case and declare Baran was railroaded but he is pals with Ford and will never do it. And let’s not forget the missing files and tapes until Downing died and they miraculously were found.

Kermit Frog
Kermit Frog
Reply to  Girth Brooks
28 days ago

Agree agree agree

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  Girth Brooks
28 days ago

Someone should burn in hell for what was done to Bernie Baran.

Baran Was Guilty
Baran Was Guilty
Reply to  Pittsfield Plummett
28 days ago

Baran got what he deserved. There was a lot that didn’t get let into trial. He should have been put away for all the child porn he had.

Hue Encry
Hue Encry
Reply to  Baran Was Guilty
27 days ago

Yeah like the std he had that he gave the kids. Too bad that never got in. He definitely definitely did it.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Girth Brooks
28 days ago

He’s right about everything except Harrington. I think his opinions on Harrington are besides the point with his general observations.

JoeFriday
JoeFriday
Reply to  Girth Brooks
28 days ago

Harrington had 4 years to exonerate Baran after a thorough review of his case with her vast knowledge and experience yet didn’t do it. And for the record , I KNOW Baran was innocent.

Truly Pickled
Truly Pickled
Reply to  Girth Brooks
27 days ago

there was no good choice for DA, let’s just hope Shugrue does a better job

Gay Barry
Gay Barry
Reply to  Girth Brooks
27 days ago

Girth brooks is Barry letting his real self shine through.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
27 days ago

What is the one common thing they have in common? Actually you are part of the problem, they are all Democrats!! Learn from your past mistakes JM,,, I dare you to vote all Republican this year and see what happens!!

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

Pudge will probably have a $200k year pension by then. That’s why our taxes are so high, multiply that by how many State positions?

Gay Barry
Gay Barry
Reply to  Truly Pickled
27 days ago

And so would Alf, Alf gets what $134k a year to oversee 15 people?

Truly Pickled
Truly Pickled
Reply to  Gay Barry
25 days ago

Yeah. Exactly. It’s all the same system, but $134k sounds better than 200k, why not cap these things? At least there are only a dozen or so sherrifs, lots of probation chiefs!

Gobsig
Gobsig
28 days ago

I knew Harrington was all done this Spring when very little real relatives expressed that they felt they were deceived by Harrington and her campaign. And they couldn’t believe her adolescent behavior with driving around with a suspended license and her tax delinquency. Good luck to Shugrue , Andrew will try to linger on in that office.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Gobsig
28 days ago

Trump has not paid taxes in at least 17 years.Why was her license suspended ? Or did it expire without renewal?

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  The school committee
28 days ago

Failure to pay a ticket and show up in court.

Why are you obsessed with Trump? You need professional help.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Gobsig
28 days ago

“Why are you obsessed with Trump? You need professional help.”

It is definitely abnormal. It’s like he introduces every thought, be it a general question or a observation on city finances with an invective.

Tourette’s Syndrome? Another syndrome – not yet defined – caused by listening non-stop to FOX bobbleheads?

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Gobsig
28 days ago

I am woke to Trumps Coup on America’s democracy and I am woke to domestic terrorist being the number 1 threat to u our grandchildren and children.I am woke to Trumps circle of friends being agents of Putin like Manifort Flynn Bannon Jared and Gulianni …MAGA is fascist fear and rule by intimidation…these people have been triggered by their racism and ignorance and are of one mind.Republicans have all fallen in line and fear Don And Putin…woke means I’m not in TRUMP cult.Being in a cultMAGA means you fear WOKENESS because woke knows you are a racists

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  The school committee
27 days ago

only terrorist in America right now is Biden, Pelosi, Schumer, FBI, DOJ, the Squad, et el. Wake up and throw away your ideals that government knows best…here’s a thought they don’t!

Truly Pickled
Truly Pickled
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
25 days ago

No. Fbi is trying to take down a real criminal who couldn’t give a shit about you or the constitution and who would gladly sell your house to putin if it got him his pee pee video back.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  Truly Pickled
25 days ago

Pickled you are, they are trying like hell to use any illegal way they can to take down, first a sitting President and now a former President. If you are voting Democrat you obviously do not know the Constitution nor how your Dems are the new Nazis/Fascist/Totalitarian government and they are doing it with your blessing, I hope you can sleep well at night knowing you are screwing your grandchildren

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  The school committee
27 days ago

In reality you’re just a dumb shit.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
26 days ago

Biden has threatened, to use F15s and Nukes on Americans, twice……so far.

Truly Pickled
Truly Pickled
Reply to  The school committee
25 days ago

Yes.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
28 days ago

TSC, You don’t know your shit.

But we, know you’re shit.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  The school committee
27 days ago

TDS lives!!

Engine Truce
Engine Truce
Reply to  Gobsig
28 days ago

Tim might be Inclined to keep her on as a professional courtesy and also don’t forget 1 Capeless was out of there he had to finish some case of two she might be the same deal she’s unfinished business you know what does anybody really care she’s not the DA anymore after January

Gay Barry
Gay Barry
Reply to  Engine Truce
28 days ago

Unfinished business? What tweeting and posting to Facebook?

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Engine Truce
28 days ago

but what account would she be paid out of and seriously?

Suck Cess
Suck Cess
Reply to  fizzlehead
28 days ago

How did they pay David? Come to think of it did she even try any cases? Shugrue should just dump em all starting with Guiel

gotcha22
gotcha22
Reply to  Suck Cess
28 days ago

Capeless volunteered.

gotcha22
gotcha22
Reply to  Suck Cess
28 days ago

Dumboney the leader of the clown parade.

Uh Oh
Uh Oh
Reply to  Suck Cess
28 days ago

Capeless was asked and he did it for free because he didn’t want Wrong Way to screw it up.

Last edited 28 days ago by Uh Oh
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Reply to  Uh Oh
26 days ago

When he railroads people, he wants to do the honors in person.

Been there, Done that
Been there, Done that
Reply to  Engine Truce
28 days ago

No way!! David Capeless stayed on for the triple homicide because he couldn’t trust anyone left in that office to not screw it up! Tim owes AH nothing! She doesn’t deserve to stay on, she doesn’t know anything about her own office. Most of them should go.

gotcha22
gotcha22
Reply to  Been there, Done that
28 days ago

She tried to get Capeless to come out of retirement and take on her homicide cases AFTER she trash talked him and fired all the prosecutors. True story.

Total Truth 2
Total Truth 2
Reply to  Engine Truce
28 days ago

She will be gone along with a couple of the ada that could not find there way out of a wet paper back. Kelly, Amy, and Stew gone probably the next day after Tim is sworn in.

JoeFriday
JoeFriday
Reply to  Engine Truce
28 days ago

You are effing nuts to even suggest this. He wouldn’t keep her on to even clean the toilets.

Truly Pickled
Truly Pickled
Reply to  Gobsig
27 days ago

When law enforcement officials break laws, there should be zero tolerance.

Last edited 27 days ago by Truly Pickled
Truly Pickled
Truly Pickled
28 days ago

Bowler and Shugrue are smart politicians, Alf and Harrington not so much. Bowler gives his campaign funds to charity, for example, it’s smart, it’s not his money, but it accomplishes good, and people remember it. Shugrue has the kids place, he is good with divorces, defending criminals, when he says he won’t let people with guns escape prosecution people believe him, never mind he has defended people with gun charges for years, but these guys got game, pretty hard to beat.

Gay Barry
Gay Barry
Reply to  Truly Pickled
28 days ago

Change your name to truly stupid. It’ll fit better

Truly Pickled
Truly Pickled
Reply to  Gay Barry
27 days ago

are some people on this site literally just to dump on people?

Molly Colvin
Molly Colvin
Reply to  Gay Barry
27 days ago

Best statement of the night.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Truly Pickled
28 days ago

I went to the same school with both of these men, Shugrue and Bowler and they are good guys. I agree with Timothy Shugrue that you can’t ignore the small stuff when it comes to crime like shoplifting and property damage below a certain amount because, if you do, this will lead to more problems in the future. He cites the criminal as being saved from a life of crime if they are stopped early, but I also say that the public is being saved from the potential future crimes of these people if they are not stopped early.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Pat
26 days ago

Pittsfield school administration won’t deal with the bully threats in our schools.Maybe Shugrue could start by telling Mr Curtis and the school Safety administrator that bullying is a CRIME in the Pittsfield school system.

Total Truth 2
Total Truth 2
Reply to  Truly Pickled
28 days ago

So you run for office twice and that makes you a career politician. I dont think so. As for Alf those press releases he had on his web site should have been put in the paper or sent out as mailers. There was alot of truth on those. If he did those things I am sure the race would have been closer.

Truly Pickled
Truly Pickled
Reply to  Total Truth 2
27 days ago

Agreed. And, if the Eagle was a true newspaper and actually used those press releases to do real investigative journalism and published stories, the race would have been closer. Instead they ran a story about his lawn sign and how the State couldn’t find the state seal on it.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  Truly Pickled
27 days ago

Ever wonder why candidates have to raise money and publish their thoughts? Because the paper won’t publish the thoughts or statements of the candidate, they even cherry pick small quotes from the debates and then make their thoughts the thoughts of the candidates. Why even publish anything? What is the role of the local paper anyways?

Fred Rutherford
Fred Rutherford
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
26 days ago

To print all the fake News fit to print.

The school committee
The school committee
28 days ago

Alf like Trump thought being an ahole and name calling would appeal to voters.I still want all politicians to be asked 1st question if they believe the lie.If you believe the lie then you have disqualified yourself as a responsible person or candidate for office.
Harrington still had many thousands of votes.She never once said Shugrue stole the election by cheating.She never once used dirty filthy innuendo of being a drunk as this MAGA blog did to her.This poor woman had to endure the fact that a immature man said the could see her nipples so she can’t be DA.This is what women are up against in the MAGA opposition to devalue women and minorities by normalizing white male supremacist statements.Your role model is Matt Gaetz Steve Drunk Bannon and Don Conman Trump….You all would be proud to have your sons be like them….The losers of wealthy family money…the black sheep of spoiled America…..FOX propaganda tells you over a over we need wealthy drunk sex abusers to lead America…..You new fasist are not even pipe fascist.Alf lost because hes a Matt Gaetz spoiled boy and Harrington lost because to some degree you needed to tell the world you think you saw her nipples…fascist talk by name calling and intimidation mostly because they are simply ignorant men.Trump is a crybaby spoiled fascist lying intimidation dumbass ignorant obese conman

levitan
levitan
Reply to  danvalenti
28 days ago

It’s a verbal stew. Or maybe it’s jazz

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Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  levitan
27 days ago

I think TSC writes Biden’s speeches

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Gobsig
27 days ago

TSC also fills the binders for Karine Jean-Pierre to read from at her press conferences.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  danvalenti
28 days ago

I think I got it Dan.Another Mic drop

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
28 days ago

LGBFJB!!!!

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Mad Trapper
28 days ago

You as a Qanon lie believing genius republican expert on transgender issues need to please break that sh t down…..You not woke but you are into it

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
27 days ago

I’ll explain it for You TSC, ………..Let’s Go Brandon, F Joe Biden!

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The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Mad Trapper
26 days ago

Got it.Trump and Putin playing switch.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  The school committee
26 days ago

You must be trans grammar

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  The school committee
25 days ago

I thought you said bullying was a crime, not go get arrested by the School Police

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  The school committee
27 days ago

To think 26 letters could be used to create that mess.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
28 days ago

Congratulations to the winners. I hope they can work together to help the citizens regain safety. Let’s start to make sure the people are following all laws and start to gain a reputation that criminals are not welcome. I do have something funny happen while I was voting. The person in front of me had their name listed twice on the voter rolls. The poor people checking off the names had no idea how to handle it. I wonder if Alf had some inside knowledge about double listed people on the voter rolls. Hope everyone enjoys this beautiful weekend we are about to have!

Truly Pickled
Truly Pickled
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
27 days ago

Amen! Let’s hope. Interesting about the voter rolls, if he knew, Alf wouldn’t dare bring it up, now, if he did, he will be accused of claiming voter fraud.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
27 days ago

Doesn’t your City Clerk check the voter rolls for duplicates? Isn’t that her job, to maintain accurate voter rolls?

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
26 days ago

That has been my argument since I started voting. The records never seem to be current. I know it is difficult with how people move but there should be a process to eliminate names especially when people voting question the names at their residence.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
26 days ago

Call Trump headquarters.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  The school committee
25 days ago

As you know looney lefty Berkshires are the bluest of the blue so Trump doesn’t worry about anything here, Does make me wonder though if it’s only blue because of our mayors SO sneaking around in the wee hours

keepinitreal
keepinitreal
28 days ago

So Dan……”a strange perception developed that THE PLANET was secretly backing Alf! Preposterous in the extreme.” Sometimes perception is reality. Most of you commentary during the run up was “Alf wins this round”. Where was your hard line reporting that Alfie Boy refused a sit down? You NEVER missed the opportunity to state that about Andrea? Dan, I am a supporter. You are mostly right on the money. In this case your coverage was in favor of Alfie Boy.

Gobsig
Gobsig
28 days ago

Shugrue should tell Squeaky she’s been declared queen of England and put her on a slow boat.

Hell Toupee
Hell Toupee
Reply to  Gobsig
28 days ago

The Dutchess of Sandwich (ham)

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Gobsig
28 days ago

She would be right at home in the London Fog.

Namaste
Namaste
28 days ago

Just love the 40 core principles! Laughed out loud while reading it.

Suck Cess
Suck Cess
Reply to  Namaste
28 days ago

No crap. What a joke. Aside. Schools out of control at Reid,many fights and runaways.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Suck Cess
28 days ago

Only school where the teachers hope most of the students stay the hell home

Never the less, that school, somehow, (only the superintendent knows how) have a large number of honor roll students. In fact Pittsfield schools have ten times the number of honor students nowadays than they did back in the 60s. How weird is that? Are you an honor student if you show up three days a week for six consecutive weeks and don’t assault any other students? Is that the high bar now?

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

I don’t believe the bar is set even that high. Isn’t this the same school where rumor had/has it that student[s] allegedly videotaped themselves committing Sodom and Gomorrah Sins with the school comfort pet?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
28 days ago

They earn a “B”, just for BEING THERE.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  fizzlehead
27 days ago

Thank Ted Kennedy and his No Child Left Behind legislation.
You didn’t know all PPS students were Brain Surgeons?

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Suck Cess
28 days ago

Schools have had problems since Republicans wanted Ed reform of a system that worked and gave white kids a chance to leave urban school for yuppy schools taking all the cash with them…..The Republican party always sucked at running a country of people…..They like slogans and violence

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  The school committee
27 days ago

Like your good friend Sharpton

Your Cousin From Boston
Your Cousin From Boston
Reply to  The school committee
27 days ago

Your Marxist buddies have fixed our schools

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  The school committee
27 days ago

“All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education.” — Sir Walter Scott

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  The school committee
26 days ago

You do realize everytime you reply like this you just show how ignorant you are about everything, I hope today you take your medication get a good book and read hopefully it will enlighten you, I think reading some of our founding fathers material would be helpful. I would even go back to the Mayflower Compact

Gay Barry
Gay Barry
28 days ago

First person that needs to go is Andy “boy toy” McKeever.

Krloliche
Krloliche
Reply to  Gay Barry
28 days ago

I Might apply for the job. I got Tim elected. Just kidding.

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  Gay Barry
28 days ago

The mayor is always looking for a “good boy” to help run her show. Right Petes?

Krloliche
Krloliche
Reply to  Pittsfield Plummett
28 days ago

And let us not forget when they dump millions or whatever down at Wahconah Park,nobody goes to games, and there are too many problems. Look at high school football?how many fights have we heard about after games? and nobody supports college. Unless s you’ve.got an affiliated team and I don’t even think that would work anymore. Environmental and Historical problems. Yeah,you might be Abe to structurally fix it but at what cost?

The Lemon ain’t worth the squeeze. Although they have a lake where the juice could go. Right into that parking lot.

Krloliche
Krloliche
Reply to  Pittsfield Plummett
28 days ago

Apologies for the typing misspells,but I couldn’t upgrade this year as I had to put that exped towards my property tax increase

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  Krloliche
28 days ago

Guess what? You ain’t gonna be able to afford it next year either cuz Missy Tyer has more fun plans for your wallet. She be the spending queen and the taxing queen but don’t give a SHIT about the worker bees.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Krloliche
27 days ago

That Taconic HS education really failed you in spelling, typing and generally trying to put a sentence together.
It’s not the computer….

Pissa Doe
Pissa Doe
Reply to  Gay Barry
27 days ago

I’m applying for the job I know how to lie

Get Over It
Get Over It
28 days ago

Dont forget not enough Karens, Darcis, Meghans and Karas in berkshire county

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
28 days ago

The dragonfly

has dyed his body

autumn

Bakusui

A Delight
A Delight
Reply to  The City I Hate
28 days ago

Beneath the moon and stars is this song BS and all his friends always end up on the planet

Sonny
Sonny
28 days ago

Mr Planet it looks like you somehow stumbled upon Demented Joe and his socialist minions playbook. Play the race card. White Supremacist’s are the biggest danger to our Country. Really? The Limousine Liberals destroy this Country every day. Pretend every thing is great. Inflation has slowed down per the puppet Biden. Etc Etc so many of your points match the Loony Libs. If Lefties had real brain power besides their cultish behavior they would truly worry about the political weaponization of the FBI and the DOJ. These are civilization altering actions for total control. Some of us see the bigger picture and others like TSC can spend their days worrying about DJT’s tax returns from God knows when. Joe Biden is an immoral Thief who has Abused his positions for years. Drug addicted Hunter is his fall guy and a real POS.

A Delight
A Delight
Reply to  Sonny
28 days ago

Surprise the stooge isnt at the Queens funeral for the buffet afterwards

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  A Delight
27 days ago

He’s gonna meet Nelson Mandela there.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Sonny
28 days ago

In the psychiatric field we refer to someone with your mindset as a tool. “Tool” as in, someone who has had their mind co-opted and is being unwittingly used to repeat misinformation for the betterment of a perceived higher power. In your case, DJT as you lovingly refer to him.

And these “tool people” as we categorize them, are quite difficult to help though we do try, or at least pretend to. Good luck going forward though.

A Delight
A Delight
Reply to  Fizzlehead
28 days ago

Who says your philosophy is better than his or her putz

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Fizzlehead
27 days ago

In the farm field we refer to guys like you as a meadow muffin.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  12 Gauge
27 days ago

Whoooaaaa! Tuff crowd. Hope I don’t run into any of you farm field guys in a dark alley.

Pissa Doe
Pissa Doe
Reply to  Fizzlehead
27 days ago

Hay. No.I’m mean hayl

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Fizzlehead
27 days ago

You walked into that one so to speak

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  12 Gauge
27 days ago

as long as I don’t walk in on you and your favorite sheep I will be just fine.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Fizzlehead
27 days ago

You mean democrat?

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Sonny
28 days ago

Saw most of the comment on FOX…Trump/FOX …the FBI is bad and they have no right trying to get TOP Secrets back from the fat guy

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  The school committee
27 days ago

Ooo wow

Pissa Doe
Pissa Doe
Reply to  The school committee
27 days ago

As Long as everything was under his pillow I’m fine with that

The Secret Tapes From Baltimore
The Secret Tapes From Baltimore
Reply to  The school committee
27 days ago

Do you still march around with your sign?

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  The Secret Tapes From Baltimore
26 days ago

Trump stole Top Secrets to blackmail America…..MAGA terrorist support this.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  The school committee
25 days ago

don’t talk about what Hilary and obama took…still waiting for that raid, even FBI said Hilary broke the law

Truly Pickled
Truly Pickled
Reply to  Sonny
27 days ago

Trump is the biggest sociopathic narcissistic rapist white supremacist criminal to ever sit in the White House, Biden is nothing compared to Trump. Hunter is a fuckup, but not even on par with Don Jr, another criminal.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Truly Pickled
27 days ago

That is generally how Democrats defend their presidents. ‘Of course he’s corrupt! But not as corrupt as [Republican].’

Survival technique of the Supreme Party.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
28 days ago

Uh, try this theory on for size Danno- I call “the meet and greet” theory of politics. When somebody meets Bowler for the first time, he comes across as an authentic, down to Earth, normal guy, because he is. When somebody meets Barby for first time, the ick factor crawls up his or her spine because he comes across as the
phony, pompous ass that he is. The more he campaigned, the more votes he lost. Had he employed The Hidin Biden Basement theory of politics, he’d a got more votes, but he still would’ve been hammered. Which one would you trust with your daughter? Enuf said. And enough of me for a while I’m hitting the open road and leaving the Pitts where it belongs- the rear view mirror.

Pissa Doe
Pissa Doe
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
27 days ago

Was in the Alf donated like cool corner Park years ago?

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
27 days ago

Happy Trails. And may the wind always be at your back.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Fizzlehead
27 days ago

May the wind at your back be a Pete White’s

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Gobsig
27 days ago

Lol!!

JoePesci
JoePesci
Reply to  TellitLikeitIs
27 days ago

Well Tell, you might wanna listen to Jason Aldeans great song on the way outta Dodge – Rear View Town.

Best wishes for a great road trip,

Joe

Molly Colvin
Molly Colvin
27 days ago

Dan said that the best run campaign was a tie between Shugrue and Barbalunga.

Yes OK technically Dan said Bowler would win, but only by 9%…. DV must think Berkshire county is filled with a bunch of dummies !

Landslide wins usually don’t mean that the opponent ran the best campaign. We can’t give Brandon (or Melissa ?) that much credit. Still confused about who the actual CM was.

Alf’s campaign was a goddamn shit storm mess and everyone saw it. Must we remind everyone once again about the voter fraud Big Brother message sent out on Facebook?

Bowler never attacked back, unfortunately it got ugly and I admit, I got ugly too. But it never came from Bowler- and we all know he had enough ammo to do a lot of damage. But he didn’t. He ran a clean campaign but according to you, Dan, dirty campaigns are assigned the winner in your book.

Oh and also, I don’t think Alf has secured a victory -“ A victory for
Alf in that it perfectly sets him up for sheriff six years from now.” – Per Dan Valenti. Once again, give the residents of Berkshire county a little more credit than that! Our memories of 2022 won’t be erased. We won’t line up like robots to elect Alf in 6 years, as if this whole campaign never happened. If anything, he’s secured another loss if he decides to run again.
Thanks!
– Molly, Pudge’s niece

JoePesci
JoePesci
Reply to  danvalenti
27 days ago

Dan. I knew Pete for years as well as Tommy. Both great guys.

Pissa Doe
Pissa Doe
Reply to  JoePesci
27 days ago

That ain’t what I heard

JoePesci
JoePesci
Reply to  Pissa Doe
27 days ago

Just because you heard something, doesn’t make it true. That is why totem pole hearsay is inadmissable in a court of law.

Alfie
Alfie
Reply to  Molly Colvin
27 days ago

Hey Molly, Tom did it right. He stayed above the sludge that Alf lives in. When you argue with a pig like Alf, you run the risk of getting covered in slop. Tom stayed well above and away from it.

Dan was pulling for Alf all the way, to the point of suppressing copies of his discipline report I posted and copies of horrible text messages that were sent between Alf and women he isn’t married too (let’s see if this makes the cut)

I had screenshots of his discipline report on letterhead and it was a doozy. All it took to get, a public request for information.

The right candidates won in Berkshire county and we will all remember what side Dan was on.
No Alf ever.

Alfie
Alfie
Reply to  danvalenti
27 days ago

Dan stop shadowbanning my posts with actual screenshots of Alf’s dick pics and sexts.
Why can’t I post his discipline report, it is redacted and removes all names except his. It’s on letterhead. Come on, you’re a news man. This is news. It shows the complete lack of integrity of Alf. Did you talk to Donna?

Alfie
Alfie
Reply to  danvalenti
26 days ago

I never said I sent them.

News at eleven
News at eleven
Reply to  danvalenti
26 days ago

ID infamous dick. Chose from a line up.

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Total Truth 2
Total Truth 2
Reply to  Alfie
26 days ago

Who fn cares your obsessed with his pick you sick prick. How many years ago was this let die.

JoeFriday
JoeFriday
Reply to  Molly Colvin
27 days ago

Molly, what a nice Irish name you have. You’re uncle is a great guy.

Been there, Done that
Been there, Done that
Reply to  Molly Colvin
27 days ago

I wonder who CM Melissa will sue next? It’s usually wherever she’s currently working. A private girls school in our area better watch out!

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Been there, Done that
27 days ago

What is wrong with you?
Are you Linda or Barry?
I would love to see Melissa run for mayor – she would be a huge improvement over your current empty suit!

Her Heart Will Go On
Her Heart Will Go On
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
27 days ago

She could fit in Linda’s left pant leg.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Her Heart Will Go On
26 days ago

Is it Flat Tyer or Fat Tyer?

Been there, Done that
Been there, Done that
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
27 days ago

Not that Melissa, Alf’s Melissa, the lawsuit queen. I’m all for Melissa M!!

Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius
Reply to  Been there, Done that
27 days ago

Speaking of which Barry, any updates on your lawsuit? Or PPP loans you took out during the pandemic? Have you opened the wrong door again at city hall, only to find yourself in the women’s restroom or where they are counting ballots during a mayoral election that your wife is a part of?

Any updates on the ID of the Cumby’s shooter? You must be furious Barry. A shooting in broad daylight after you personally declared Cumby’s on First Street a safe zone.

Barry, you better up your game. You’re going to lose your title of “Pittsfield Vigilante.” You’ll go back to being one of the many as$-clowns in Pittsfield’s Hall of Shame.

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Been there, Done that
Been there, Done that
Reply to  Marcus Aurelius
27 days ago

Again, you confused the Melissa I was speaking of!!!

Pitt Romney
Pitt Romney
Reply to  Marcus Aurelius
26 days ago

The streets know who the Cumby shooter is. As well as the victim. The victim’s mom posted on Facebook the same day regarding her son’s injury. The shooter suddenly left town.

People need to realize that all these shootings regarding young people in Pittsfield stem from the same group(s) of people. This is how the handle conflicts, jealousy, etc. When LE says the general public is not at harm, they’re really not, unless you are involved in the beef.

Pittsfield Plummett
Pittsfield Plummett
Reply to  Pitt Romney
26 days ago

This assumes that all armed participants have been to the shooting range and have learned how to point and shoot. Elsewise ya gots bullets spraying all over hitting the innocents. It is not like these fine folk give a shit who gets hit and who does not.

Truly Pickled
Truly Pickled
Reply to  Molly Colvin
27 days ago

I remember the race got ugly right away in the NAACP event, when a well placed Sheriff supporter asked the first question, and it was directed at Alf, linking him to his distant and somewhat disgraced cousin, Carmen Massimiano (you can thank your uncle for that, true or false), and then she asked Alf about a probation scandal from 20 or 30 years ago that Alf then claimed was political payback for supporting a Judge. The Sheriff never needed to get ugly, his supporters did that for him.

The rumors I heard this summer were unbelievable, all false.

I think you did get ugly, those of us who followed the campaign saw it. Aren’t you the one who accused an Eagle letter writer last week of being a convicted felon and then deleted your Facebook post after Alf’s campaign manager said it was libel?

I noticed you got a pass for that one in the media, and Alf’s side never made an issue of it publicly.

Alf said in the Eagle that a campaign volunteer put up that voter post and it was deleted not too long after, that’s more believable than if Alf posted it and deleted it, because he’s not smart enough to delete his own post, he would have doubled down… but thankfully you screenshot it, infamously, 53 minutes after it was posted and later deleted, and you made an issue out of it I guess, and still are…

Tell me, should we blame the Sheriff when you post and delete lies or mistakes?

Sheriff campaign member falsely accuses Sheriff employee of being convicted felon in retaliation for writing letter to Eagle, notice that wasn’t in the Eagle?

Sounds to me you made something out of nothing.

I saw a lot of double standards during this campaign, and I have no desire to watch another Sheriff race after this one. I don’t think Alf was ever ready for prime time, but the information he shared was pretty accurately sourced, probably from sheriff employees, especially that 2020 education audit, the discrimination lawsuit, and by all accounts, the Sheriff needs to do better over the next 6 years, not to win an election, because I think he will win in 2028 even if he stays home and plays with his grandkids 24/7 for the next 6 years, but to actually reduce crime.

I think he needs to do better by these inmates, and to do better by the taxpayer, I think he needs to watch how he spends our taxpayer money and change his ways. We should not pay for his executives who make $180k a year to drive a state car on our dime, and you shouldn’t either. If Alf did that, everyone would scream about how spoiled he is, and how he spoils his buddies on payroll.

I appreciate Alf for exposing what he exposed, even though he lost, and was always going to lose, and I hope the Sheriff does do better, and if you have any influence with him, ask him to, the race is over, ask him to do better, because all he did was raise money this summer, he shared no ideas for the future, he shared no details of how successful his inmate programs are, or how many people re-offend after treatment, and then when he won, he just says, we are going to grow and do more.

I don’t think he even has any new ideas, I think he was sincere, in that moment, that he wants to do more, and I don’t blame you for supporting your uncle, that’s loyalty, but I don’t think he ever had plan, he was just resting on his laurels, and Alf showed us that there had been problems during the last 12 years we never knew about, but should have.

Ask your uncle to get rid of all the state cars, ask him to improve education at the jail, ask him to apologize for all the people who suffered and died during the abstinence program, ask him to listen to women when they say they are harassed, discriminated, or retaliated against instead of just firing them, ask him to bring at least the women who can’t make bail back to Pittsfield so they can see their families and attorneys while they wait for a trial, and so on… ask him to do better.

Alf raised real issues, some of us saw that, including Dan I think, and that’s why he got a few thousand votes. Some paid attention.

Your uncle might be a great guy, but we deserve a better Sheriff, especially for the kind of money he will make for the next term.

I thought Dan did his best to share what seemed valid from Alf’s continual press releases, in the interests of journalism, while the Eagle largely gave the Sheriff a pass. If the Eagle ran a headline, Sheriff fails education audit, we might have seen a different election result.

NoLongerLocal
NoLongerLocal
Reply to  Truly Pickled
27 days ago

Just so we’re all on the same
Page- Kelvin Santos does, in fact, have TWO separate FELONY cases pending. Out on FMLA because of his mental health, or some bull. Santos seemed to forget that Alf’s promises were too far fetched, and that at the end of the day, he also forgot who signs his paychecks, so to say. He’ll be welcomed back to BCHC with open arms, just on the other side of the metal bars.

Last edited 27 days ago by NoLongerLocal
Truly Pickled
Truly Pickled
Reply to  NoLongerLocal
27 days ago

Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty? Doesn’t change the fact that he has a right to express himself, and Molly shouldn’t have called him a convicted felon.

Whatever he did, and I honestly don’t know, my guess is if Harrington did it the Lenox cops would have let her walk.

Alf? Far-fetched, yeah, but the ideas were good, I hope Bowler embraces them. I personally don’t care who is Sheriff, as long as shit gets done right and the good ol boy bs is cut out of it.

Last edited 27 days ago by Truly Pickled
Molly Colvin
Molly Colvin
Reply to  Truly Pickled
27 days ago

I corrected myself and said “alleged” felon

Truly Pickled
Truly Pickled
Reply to  Molly Colvin
27 days ago

Yeah and Alf’s campaign deleted their stupid post after posting it, but it didn’t stop you and everyone from continuing to use it to attack his character. That’s hypocrisy.

Clapp Flagg
Clapp Flagg
Reply to  Molly Colvin
27 days ago

Molly will you run for sheriff.

NoLongerLocal
NoLongerLocal
Reply to  Truly Pickled
27 days ago

You’re always innocent until proven guilty- but witnesses? Let’s not forget about witnesses…

If Santos didn’t want his shady history to come into play- he shouldn’t have started crying “racism” and “sexism” and “nepotism”… they’re all
FALSE-ISMS.

What’s that saying? All is fair in love and…. making yourself the poster-child on what not to do whilst campaigning?

Truly Pickled
Truly Pickled
Reply to  NoLongerLocal
27 days ago

What did he allegedly do?

NoLongerLocal
NoLongerLocal
Reply to  Truly Pickled
27 days ago

A&B with a dangerous weapon.

Truly Pickled
Truly Pickled
Reply to  NoLongerLocal
25 days ago

What was the weapon and the circumstances?

NoLongerLocal
NoLongerLocal
Reply to  Truly Pickled
25 days ago

Why don’t you ask Kelvin.

Molly Colvin
Molly Colvin
Reply to  Truly Pickled
27 days ago

Alf’s official campaign page blocked me, thus all my comments about Kelvin disappeared. I did not delete them like Truly Pickled claims.

Truly Pickled
Truly Pickled
Reply to  Molly Colvin
27 days ago

I did say you deleted your convicted felon post, you are right, you deleted the word convicted and corrected it to alleged. Let’s call that alleged libel, albeit corrected.

I’m curious though… After the Santos thing, your entire profile including your infamous screenshot of the voter post and comments all disappeared, is it back up? I believe you if you say they blocked you, there’s almost no comments now on his page, they sanitized it, but your profile was gonzo. How did they do that? Did you pull it or did they report you?

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Molly Colvin
Molly Colvin
Reply to  Truly Pickled
27 days ago

Alf’s side never made it an issue because it’s true

Molly Colvin
Molly Colvin
Reply to  Truly Pickled
27 days ago

I said convicted felon and then
corrected myself and said alleged
felon. Alleged felon is true. I did not
delete the posts, Alf’s official
campaign page blocked me and
thus my comments disappeared.
I did not give any information to the
city clerk. That dumb ass post made
by Alf was up for hours – not 53
minutes as everyone loves to point
out via the screen shot. That screen
shot wasn’t even mine.

Truly Pickled
Truly Pickled
Reply to  Molly Colvin
25 days ago

Who took the screen shot?

NoLongerLocal
NoLongerLocal
Reply to  Truly Pickled
25 days ago

Does it matter who took it? What’s with all these questions that don’t matter? Are you writing a book?

Molly Colvin
Molly Colvin
Reply to  Truly Pickled
27 days ago

Yes! Another confirmation that Melissa was the CM! Brandon never mentioned libel on the FB post !

JoeFriday
JoeFriday
Reply to  Truly Pickled
27 days ago

It taint the sherries job to reduce crime and it ain’t the DAs job either by the way. It is the police chiefs and the mayors

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  JoeFriday
27 days ago

Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer to Gangbangers: ‘I am not going to stand down while you terrorize our neighborhoods’ – masslive. com

May 31, 2016

Tyer has pledged to make Pittsfield “very uncomfortable” for gangbangers and other criminals who threaten the otherwise peaceful way of life in Pittsfield.”

Pittsfield Mayor Says She’d ‘HAD ENOUGH’ of GUN VIOLENCE, VOWS ACTION – May 23, 2016

ComeOnMan!
ComeOnMan!
Reply to  The City I Hate
26 days ago

Come on man, that was only 6.5 years ago. Give the lady some more time man!

Titans Rhock
Titans Rhock
Reply to  ComeOnMan!
25 days ago

Even Barry’s still waiting for her to do something. Time for a couple proclamations

PITTSFIELD PLUMMETT
PITTSFIELD PLUMMETT
Reply to  The City I Hate
26 days ago

In all fairness I think she meant gun violence at the end of West street and I think she has accomplished that. She and hubby have felt quite safe ever since moving away from her city to a gated community at the bottom of the mountain. The action she vowed was to make HERSELF safe so it was not a total lie.

Clapp Flagg
Clapp Flagg
Reply to  JoeFriday
27 days ago

And in the end it’s everything citizens the people pay for all this nonsense they’re the ones that call in and report crimes all the others are just plain reactive and they get paid

Truly Pickled
Truly Pickled
Reply to  JoeFriday
25 days ago

Sherriff can help by ensuring rehabilitation and jobs for prisoners. If you cut repeat crime, you cut crime.

Chuck Garivaltis
Chuck Garivaltis
27 days ago

This is hard to imagine. Charles of England ascending to King Charles II. If that is not bad enough, we now have Carmela as Queen Consort. We have two marital, ordinary cheats, who are being advertised as world leaders. What in the world has happened to us? England, you have a problem. How is the monarchy going to escape this? Fact really is, England has two donkeys as their world leaders.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Chuck Garivaltis
27 days ago

PSSST…Donald cheated…..and bragged about it…kids from 3 different woman (that we know of) But they let him grab em so it is not his fault

Pissa Doe
Pissa Doe
Reply to  Fizzlehead
27 days ago

Come on we all know cheating is in look at the cities administration from top to bottom they’re already re married

Pissa Doe
Pissa Doe
Reply to  Fizzlehead
27 days ago

Post of day.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Fizzlehead
27 days ago

Do you and TSC share the same Trump love doll?

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  12 Gauge
26 days ago

Did you write this with your MAGA hat on?

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  The school committee
26 days ago

Prolly wearing his Trump penis pump as well.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Fizzlehead
26 days ago

Christmas time, Jill put stockings up, for all of Joe’s grandkids……except the one Hunter had with the stripper. The kid Hunter had when he was cheating on his dead brothers wife. Hunter still has not paid child support.

You can’t make this shit up!!!!

Pissa Doe
Pissa Doe
Reply to  Chuck Garivaltis
27 days ago

Is that on the resume for Kingship? No fooling around? I suppose none of your ballplayer friends ever cheated?

Down The Road
Down The Road
Reply to  Pissa Doe
27 days ago

There’s a deer in the road near Crosby and no one responding can deal with it. So just keep running over it,and make pork chops? Oop,hold on.A neighbor in the hood is taking care of it. So vibrant and dynamic we are are here.

JoePesci
JoePesci
Reply to  Pissa Doe
27 days ago

You are starting to piss me off Pissa Doe. Keep it up and we are going to have to meet at the flagpole at the top of the hill at Clapp Park for what Dan would call ” a man of man o”, or somethin like that.

Down The Road
Down The Road
Reply to  JoePesci
27 days ago

I’ll Bring the beer

JoeFriday
JoeFriday
Reply to  Down The Road
27 days ago

I’ll bring the deer

Down The Road
Down The Road
Reply to  JoePesci
27 days ago

I’ll bring Paul Dowd with me.

Down The Road
Down The Road
Reply to  Pissa Doe
27 days ago

Really,two thumbs down?

Truly Pickled
Truly Pickled
Reply to  danvalenti
27 days ago

Agreed. That’s a patronage dynasty.

Last edited 27 days ago by Truly Pickled
Propo Analisis
Propo Analisis
Reply to  danvalenti
27 days ago

She couldn’t even secure a dental plan for the commoners over the years not that that was her duty

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  danvalenti
26 days ago

Exactly how many millions did Donald inherit from daddy? Quite a few if I recall but then he went and lied about it on his tax return. Monarchy by a different definition.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  danvalenti
26 days ago

they bring in more from tourists then they spend so I don’t think England will get rid of them. It is business after all

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  danvalenti
26 days ago

Kinda like that Mara Largo side show.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Chuck Garivaltis
27 days ago

Charles, the Captain of Climate Change is a buffoon. No wonder Queen Elizabeth continued her reign up until the day she died! I believe the monarchy is just about finished. He is too vocal about his opinions – not a gracious uniter of peoples like his mother.

Truly Pickled
Truly Pickled
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
27 days ago

It’s a joke, I honestly don’t get why the British citizens put up with it, it’s a daytime soap opera.

Last edited 27 days ago by Truly Pickled
Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
27 days ago

True, Queen Elizabeth gave some dignity to the monarchy, but Charles is a self-proclaimed globalist in tight with the likes of John Kerry, George Soros, and Joe Biden. Charles is a climate change fanatic.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Chuck Garivaltis
27 days ago

This too will pass. He’s 70. Twenty years.

Propo Analisis
Propo Analisis
Reply to  levitan
27 days ago

The thing about Chuck’s comment and infidelity concerning the king? what was he thinking when he took up with that one? I mean Come on,ain’t like she’s Brigitte Bardot

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
Reply to  Propo Analisis
27 days ago

“The Heart wants what it wants – or else it does not care” – Emily Dickinson

“Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.” Proverbs 31:30

I have known some outwardly beautiful darkly shallow people and I have known some, probably homely by your standards, kindhearted humane beautiful souls.

Clapp Flagg
Clapp Flagg
Reply to  The City I Hate
26 days ago

That’s true but most people are judged on the way they look many have problems summer drunks they look like hell I always remind myself of somebody with cancer not the judge and by the way they look because it’s not their fault but it is her fault because they where they live sometimes

Sera Sarahh
Sera Sarahh
Reply to  The City I Hate
26 days ago

Modern day version of what you just said don’t let the little head thing for the big head

Billie Jean Billuppes
Billie Jean Billuppes
Reply to  Propo Analisis
27 days ago

He thinking meaning DuhKing,not Chuck.

Billie Jean Billuppes
Billie Jean Billuppes
Reply to  levitan
27 days ago

I would suggest to certain city council member if they are not accepted to Mr.Konicks ideas and comments then should challenge him on his comments after he’s done talking ,otherwise stop with the smile smirks and Childish looks.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Billie Jean Billuppes
27 days ago

Dina is a soon to be unemployeed nit wit.

Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius
Reply to  12 Gauge
27 days ago

$20 says she’ll end up in the Flat Tyer administration some how.

Dina is a proven back-stabbing, as$kisser. She is LGHFJB, hates straight white men, and will keep quiet.

Ethics and integrity, conflict of interest laws, and legality issues must be ignored, especially if it fits a group of people always looking for the next handout, or a way to “game the system” for their own financial interest and not the cause they claim to represent.

In other words, Dina is perfect. She’ll end up as OB’s assistant in the DIE Office. That’s my prediction.

Sera Sarahh
Sera Sarahh
Reply to  12 Gauge
26 days ago

Even she’s got admit she’s dumber than a bag of rocks her claim to fame colored street signs honoring New Yorkers. All of the city counselors fell for it because that’s what makes her happy and shuts her mouth,she brings nothing to the table

Sera Sarahh
Sera Sarahh
Reply to  12 Gauge
26 days ago

Let’s hope so

Pat
Pat
Reply to  levitan
27 days ago

His son William will not be much better. Both he and Charles are climate fanatical globalists. Queen Elizabeth stayed away from that nonsense and good for her.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Pat
26 days ago

LOL…he is one of those climate change guys…you can’t make up ehat MAGAs will say

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Pat
26 days ago

Didja know that there is a huge glacier melting faster than climatologists predicted? And didja know that if the ocean rises 3 more inches southern Florida will be under water? Your besty buddy and his Margo Largo (where he keeps his stoeln classified documents) property may become home to real sharks and barnacles. Is that mental picture sad or what?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
26 days ago

How many seaside mansions does Barry Sotero have now?

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Mad Trapper
26 days ago

I never thought of that. All these rich anti-carbonists are motivated by property values.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  fizzlehead
26 days ago

Did you know that we are still in an ice-age? Most of the USA was under water for a very long time. Florida is under water. It’s a swamp. Boston is able to host its intruders by draining swamps.

Green energy mining, processing of dirt producing toxic wastes, and wasteful energy consumption to produce raw materials is a real driver of immediate ecological destruction on massive scale.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  fizzlehead
25 days ago

US Lithium Mine Set to Destroy the Environment, Cultural Heritage Site, and Displace Farmers: Watchdog Group (theepochtimes.com)

Goodbye indigenous tribal lands. Goodbye rivers, lakes. All for a crock of mess!
Rights Abuser China Emerging as Dubious Linchpin of Biden’s Lithium-Battery Supply Chain (theepochtimes.com)
As I predict, we will be the conquered lands and people of the CCP. Get in line, America – China is here and employing! American presidents will be their stewards.

Last edited 25 days ago by levitan
Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
27 days ago

Tom Bowler did one great thing that I am forever grateful for, which was when he replaced the late-Carmen Massimiano, Jr. as the Berkshire County Sheriff after Tom Bowler won the 2010 election. Mayor Jimmy Ruberto’s brown nose was stuck in Carmen’s dirty behind during his 8 years as Pittsfield’s worst Mayor EVER! Jimmy Ruberto’s letter that he wrote this Summer of 2022 endorsing Alf Barbalunga for Sheriff didn’t help Alf’s candidacy in Lenox and Naples, Florida. I don’t think Jimmy Ruberto’s write-in vote in Naples, Florida helped Alf in the Sunshine State. Over one decade after the failed Ruberto Renaissance, Pittsfield still has excessively high municipal spending in return for Level 5 public schools, substandard municipal services and entrenched one (Democratic) party political corruption with the fictional Mary Jane and Joe Kapanski family always being shafted by the ditch we all have come to hate called predictable Pittsfield politics.

Total Truth 2
Total Truth 2
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
27 days ago

Totally disagree with you. Jim Ruberto was the only mayor that got things done in Pittsfield especially down town and on South Street. He also was the only one that attempted to stop the Spectrum clinic from trying to open on Summer Street. You make a lot of good points my friend, I know your dad but on this one I disagree. Tom Bowler is a good guy also have known him for 30 years working in different roles in the system. The problem is that has been pointed out by Alf and others is the bloat of an over paid management team and the favortism in promations and hiring x ppd to captains which they do not even spend time in the jail 90% of the time. Some one needs to find out just what they are doing for all the money. As I said before the sheriffs departments in Massachusetts are not activate law enforcement but each and every one of them has bought command vehicles, motorcycles, 4 wheelers, horses, cache of weapons. They do not belong on task forces, da’s office you signed up for corrections that is your job if you want to be a cop go be a cop. I was for Andrea the first time as you are aware that the office was very dirty for years and needed to be broken up. Too bad Andrea did a shitty job and has no one but herself to blame. My issue with Tim is how close he is with Bowler now is that a big in for more over paid deputies to be assigned to the da’s office and task forces.

Last edited 27 days ago by Total Truth 2
Clapp Flagg
Clapp Flagg
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
27 days ago

I agree with Dan 90% of the time maybe more, but when I disagree with him I’m gonna print it on here if he lets me. And the 10% of the time I dont agree with him is because I don’t want him to stray to the other side,untruth because he might have certain Individuals that he likes from his dealings with like the former mayor or like John Kroll, which will have to keep an eye on.

I’ve been a long time fan of his (Dan) and I mean no disrespect I really don’t,but I want to keep him on his toes.I don’t want him to end up like that lout J Lo, who really could’ve been somebody in the city until he you changed his the spots. That’s for another day.With that being said I will nominate Merry And Bright for the nex ORBIT award. Please come on here more often. Like Dan 90 percent of the time you’re spot on also. 90% ain’t bad. Even Milt only batted .333

Clapp Flagg
Clapp Flagg
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
27 days ago

I apologize for my sentence structure and spelling,just lazy.That is Why I’m not the Planet!

Sera Sarahh
Sera Sarahh
Reply to  Clapp Flagg
26 days ago

Agree Clapp. His writings and satire are brilliant. I am with J Mel who happens to be the biggest flip-flop around here, that’s his problem.Dan is the best writer of city politics in the history of Pittsfield. Period!!

Chuck Garivaltis
Chuck Garivaltis
26 days ago

I agree with Dan. The British monarchy should be abolished, and the “so called” royals could come to America or Canada and live like you and I do. What’s wrong with that? OMG, I can’t believe it? Is Charles really King Charles III of England? I understand why Queen Elizabeth did it, After all, he is her son, along with the other losers she sired with Prince Phillip of Greece, of all places, but that is what happened. I am not complaining about someone siring troublesome children. I believe many of us have experienced that, but for one of these donkeys becoming a leader of a major free world country like England is not easy to take. This guy has never been on a subway or a bus. To low class for him. I wish Diana was here to comment on this appointment. .

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Chuck Garivaltis
26 days ago

Let the British decide.

Sera Sarahh
Sera Sarahh
Reply to  12 Gauge
26 days ago

King was a porn star like his brother Andrew

Sera Sarahh
Sera Sarahh
Reply to  12 Gauge
26 days ago

Planet.Check out the pay for state police some 300 plus. We should pay our police that

Sera Sarahh
Sera Sarahh
Reply to  12 Gauge
26 days ago

Blur green algae bloom at pontoosic lake. If you get an itch have it treated.Causes irritation,vominting and muscle cramps.Keep pets away also.

Muree the plunger
Muree the plunger
Reply to  12 Gauge
26 days ago

Looks like the writings of the planet and the welcome addition of the news hour on pctv is going to be a formidable foe exposing the dark side of Pittsfield politics. Yup,he’s baaaaack. As well as multiple appearances at city Clowncil meetings the g man is back at pctv,just saw his show in the morning I was surprised to know that Craig was one of the initial founders of the Cava de’ Tirrenii Sister City exchange.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Muree the plunger
26 days ago

Big deal.
Learn how to operate your cell phone this time, before you try to take calls on that sad show.

Putrid Pauline
Putrid Pauline
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
26 days ago

It’s only sad for the present administration

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  12 Gauge
26 days ago

But the British do have such a sense of humor. Not so long ago when Donald Trump visited the British parliament there was a huge protest against his policies and they floated a gigantic Trump baby balloon complete with diapers over the crowd. It was shown worldwide on television (except for FOX news) to the merriment of millions and the balloon is now on display in the Museum of London.

and you can look this up Pat (and fellow Trump disciples)

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

More lies and TDS

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Get Over It
26 days ago

Are you afraid to look it up?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
26 days ago

Biden just crapped his pants.

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
26 days ago

It is kind of sketchy that you know such personal things about the man. Why would you be paying to much attention to the presidents ass? Is it because you had your head so far up Trumps ass that it become normal for you?

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  fizzlehead
26 days ago

so marxists floated your trump love doll, so what?

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
26 days ago

The mass resignation by the members of the Pittsfield Police Advisory Board was due to the bald-faced lie that Mayor Linda Tyer supported in the Pittsfield Police Department Use of Force report that determined that the young man named Miguel Estrella was not a person in distress under the law prior to and during the city police officer(s) opening fire on the suspect that resulted in his death. Mayor Linda Tyer has failed in her legal duties by supporting the city’s police department’s outright lie(s). The city administration upheld the lie about the suspect’s distressed state under the law in order to cover their legal liabilities should insurance claim(s) and/or lawsuit(s) present themselves, which is always one of the worst forms of bad bureaucracy due to failed leadership. Berkshire County District Attorney Andrea Harrington’s determination upholding the city’s flawed position on the matter was in error due to the fact that Miguel Estrella was, indeed, a person in distress under the law. There should be a state and/or federal investigation into the Pittsfield Police Department’s fraudulent Use of Force report(s) that stated that Miguel Estrella was not a person in distress under the law.

Girth Brooks
Girth Brooks
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
26 days ago

You tell um sugar britches.

Melle was Linda Tyer’s biggest cheerleader until she pulled this stunt. Pittsfield Police shot a man suffering a mental breakdown. Where was his help? Melle is right Linda Tyer failed the citizens. Keep up the good fight Melle.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
26 days ago

Where is the outrage!! I am switching to the National political scene. Besides the doubling of the gas prices, natural gas prices, oil, interest rates and of course inflation, our government has turned into a modern day gestapo. How can anyone defend the practices of executive order illegitimate using the FBI and DOJ to raid his political rival. We have really turned into a 3rd world government. People need to throw this government away, impeachment seems to nice but the process should be started. People need to wake up and start protesting the illegal imposter before it is to late. We have a Fascist government in hand and like some posters on here they think it’s the best thing that ever happened.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
26 days ago

Spot on Shirley.
At least 45 of Trump’s allies have had their homes raided. Illegal weaponizing of the FBI & DOJ!
Vote for Republicans (not RINOs) in the midterm elections!
A good start would be for New York state to vote out unelected Hochel and vote in Lee Zeldin!
Vote Republican in MA! Yes, Diehl is probably another Charlie Baker, but Diehl would still be an improvement over Maura Healey!

Free Bird
Free Bird
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
26 days ago

Healy would be a disaster, she’s as bad as Newsom in California.

Putrid Pauline
Putrid Pauline
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
26 days ago

Well least you ain’t gotta worry About getting raided, you got nothing they want. Just sayin

Truly Pickled
Truly Pickled
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
25 days ago

Most of Trump’s allies are criminals, it’s inevitable they will get raided.

Bye Bye Cheney
Bye Bye Cheney
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
26 days ago

Would you please explain why 45 is exempt from the rule of law? You kind of jumped right over that part of the story.

Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  Bye Bye Cheney
25 days ago

What law?

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  Agent 86
25 days ago

They don’t have any law on their side. They think just because we hat him of course he is doing something illegal. He was making America wealthy again and giving it back it’s world power. Now Biden has ruined it in 2 years and we don’t want Trump to return to fix it again

Pat
Pat
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
25 days ago

The people thought it was great in Nazi Germany too as the Jews were demonized by Hitler and millions died in the fires of the concentration camps.