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THREE PHOTOS: THE “NOW” THAT ONCE WAS AND IS TO NEVER BE AGAIN, BUT EVEN THEN …

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE WEDNESDAY Sept. 28, 2022) — Today, THE PLANET presents three photographs.

Here’s the first. Photos two and three appear at and as the finis to this column

The translucent squares, somewhere on North Street, but where?

Let us begin with the reason for posting them.

What the cause here? Only THE PLANET can answer.

The cause is the past. Memory, that wistful region where experience has fossilized into bedrock upon which we build our personal lives.

Novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote one of the most memorable endings in literature when he concluded The Great Gatsby thus:

“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”

We always live in the present moment, that entity that occupies the ungraspable “blip” between past and future. A photo pictures a once-was “now,” allowing a chance to reflect on it.

FIRST PHOTO

A slice of Pittsfield pavement that as a kid I traversed hundreds of times. But where? My instincts place it at the Pop Corner at the intersection of East and North streets, where my mom did the family’s banking and also where we would board the bus to take us home. She’d always let me pull the “stop” buzzer.

What was the function of such pavement? Why the windowed squares? Did they serve to admit light to the bank’s basement? Does anybody know?

These glass pavements were around in the 50s , early 60s and well before. I don’t recall the glass being that fractured, so my guess is that this picture was taken in the late 60s — 1967 in my mind, Summer of Peace and Love, a Red Sox championship, urban riots, and sophomore year at at PHS after 9th grade at St. Joe’s. K through 9 of Catholic education, the first eight at Mt. Carmel School on Fenn Street. Public school came as a shock.

SECOND PHOTO

Once upon a time, long ago in a distant universe, Pittsfield had a thriving drum-corps subculture. This LP album features a recording of a corps called The Monarchs. Other names THE PLANET remembers: The Cavaliers, The Imperials, The Kingsmen. Any others?

Drum corps wasn’t part of my past, although I used to enjoy being in the drill team at the CYC during winter. We remember a 1962 sleepover at buddy Mario Panetti’s house. In the early evening, he had rehearsal with the Cavaliers at the Boy’s Club. We can still get chills recalling the power of “Has Anybody Seen my Gal?” echoing in the gym.

A highlight of our family summer was the drum-corps competition at Wahconah Park. We would picnic at the park with my aunts, uncles, and cousins and make the day of it. One of the favorite black-and-whites in the family album is little Dan Valenti proudly marching with cousin David. We are marching to our own music. The day is sunny and warm, recollected decades later in the mind of a man who hasn’t forgotten what “4” feels like.

THIRD PHOTO

Fenway Park. Ted Williams in left in front of the Gray Monster, at the ready. Yes. The Monstah was once slate green-gray, shades darker than the battleships that won the war but lighter than charcoal prior to its future as spent ash.

The scoreboard tells the story of the game, Sox leading the A’s 4-3. 1954. With the information on the scoreboard, THE PLANET could determine not just the day this game was played but at what time the photo was taken.

Why bother, though? That specific “now” long since passed, merged into the ocean of timelessness, the “having once been and never to be again.”

Three-score and two years ago today, The Kid played his last game, hitting a home run in his final at bat.

Implausible.

———- ooo ———-

The boat moves backward against the current, but …

It’s not the past that matters but the fact that we’re in the vessel.

Currents change. We remain.

Here.

Now.

—————————————————————————————-

Now that I think about it, why DID kamikaze pilots wear helmets?” — Hideki Hockaloogie.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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A vinyl from a day in the life of the Monarchs.

It’s the top of the 6th, Philadelphia A’s v. Boston Red Sox. Ted Williams gets ready in left.

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Barcy Ballwacking
Barcy Ballwacking
2 months ago

I believe those are vault lights that illuminate down underneath.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
2 months ago

Picture one does look very familiar but not sure if I recall it from Pittsfield. I’ll be up all night trying to remember where I’ve seen it.

I remember some great drum corps competitions, especially the Kingsmen group. The parade committee has run some great corps shows over the last 10 years. Not as large as in days gone by, but very enjoyable and the crowds were on their feet cheering and clapping. Wish that music would make a comeback.

I think I will change my legal name from Fred Fritzstone to Hideki Hockaloogie. Is he a philosophical friend of yours lol?

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
2 months ago

What is wrong with this picture? Mary Jane and Joe Kapanski will soon be paying hundreds of dollars more per month than last year to heat their home this upcoming winter, while the Swamp is always sending tens of billions of dollars in so-called aid to Ukraine that really goes into the pockets of the military industrial complex and other special interests.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
2 months ago

You voted for Biden, John. Having buyers remorse, yet?

He shut down US Energy companies first week in office, and heating oil has doubled in price (food and gasoline too).

Pudding brain and his handlers, are also the ones giving away the US Citizens tax money to his crooked friends in Ukraine, without any oversight.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
2 months ago

fyi…..due to the hurricane the congressional hearings for Donald Trumps insurrection in an attempt to end democracy in America and become its dictator, is being postponed. (but his other trials and investigations for tax invasion and assorted fraudulent activities will proceed)

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
2 months ago

Trump/DeSantis 2024, Fizze!

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Mad Trapper
2 months ago

You voted for Don Trump who is the only prez to organize and conspire to overthrow America.He is the racist pied piper who needs you to fight his battles to protect his right to commit crimes against America

Last edited 2 months ago by The school committee
Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
2 months ago

Traitor Joseph Stolen is a certified racist and was a good friend of Exalted Cyclops Robert Byrd of the KKK. He gave a eulogy at Byrd’s funeral: saying he was “one of my mentors” and that “the Senate is a lesser place for his going.”

Some more gems from Joe:

on Obama, “the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean.

“You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin’ Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent.”

forced busing to desegregate schools would cause his children to “grow up in a racial jungle.”

Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.

We could add more racist rants, and the incoherent non-sensical mumblings…….but I won’t fill up Dan’s whole blog with more “Bidenisms”.

Get Over It
Get Over It
Reply to  The school committee
2 months ago

The above post is a total fabrication

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  The school committee
2 months ago

Really TSC? Did you forget who was Prez during the “Beer Summit?” Or what Prez made a statement like, “If I had a son, he’d look like…..?”

Those two events began the race war and the war on police.

It culminated with the BLM’s (Buy Large Mansions) 2020 Summer of Love. Remember all those “peaceful protests” TSC? Guess what parties cities led the country in buildings being burned to the ground?

What party is in control of the nation’s most violent cities? Cities like: NYC, Chicago, LA, Atlanta, Baltimore, San Francisco, and DC.

What party is in control of the nations largest cities who have the largest “housless” population? Cities like, NYC, San Francisco, Phoenix, LA, Chicago, Baltimore, San Diego, and Pittsfield.

But white supremacy and global warming are our biggest threats, huh?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
2 months ago

I didn’t vote for “Americans/America LAST!!!” , Biden family crime cartel.

Ozias Vincelette
Ozias Vincelette
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
2 months ago

JoN
Please enjoy the piece. We all need a break from the usual b&b.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
2 months ago

I agree Jonathan. Biden sending billions more in the last few days while Americans are struggling with Joe’s war on oil and gas here at home and we sit on a goldmine of oil and gas. This is outrageous. Boot these far left radicals out in November. Even if you’re a hardcore Democrat, you can always go back to Democrat voting once the radicals are removed from office.

School committee
School committee
Reply to  Pat
2 months ago

So you recommend voting for those crazy radical racist republican fascist who have been deceived by the traitor who said the government planted the top secret files but he wants them back….lie after lie to his lemmings

Get Over It
Get Over It
Reply to  School committee
2 months ago

TDS

Pat
Pat
Reply to  School committee
2 months ago

To save this country, stop getting your news from the globalists on CNN, MSNBC, and other news outlets out to sabotage our country.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  School committee
2 months ago

Xiden has been in office for almost two years now, but yet you continue to talk about President Trump. Why TSC?

Please enlighten us on all of the great things Xiden has done to help Americans?

I know under Trump, my 401K was flourishing. Under Xiden, I’m terrified to look. I have a co-worker who planned on retiring next year. His 401K has lost over $200K this year alone.

The floor is yours, wingnut…..

MaryJane
MaryJane
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
2 months ago

And the swamp pays you to sit home on your ass. Get a life man!

Fat Albert
Fat Albert
2 months ago

Those lights are located at 346 north street. They have been there for at least 40 years. When I was a kid, my parents would go to the “China Clipper” restaurant located there, and when you left the restaurant out the front door, walked to the right, and then another right walking back to the parking lot – those lights were right there on the ground. They looked great all lit up.

Ron Kitterman
Ron Kitterman
Reply to  Fat Albert
2 months ago

Thanks for answering Fat Albert I passed by them a couple weeks ago going to Jean’s ( Nifty ) Cleaner’s. At the parking lot of the Berkshire Bowl I was watching the Imperials practicing and an instructor yelled at me to come over and he reached into the truck of his car and pulled out a bugle and told me to blow into till a sound came out and to come back the next week. The bugle was brass and they switched over to chrome. I asked my Mom years later why I never got one and she said because I sucked. Good times for sure.

Fat Albert
Fat Albert
2 months ago

Forgot to mention that they are still there today (but with lights broken just as shown in your picture). Also, I think you are right that there were more near the Pop Corner / Bank. P.S. Thanks for your great work on this site.

Lenny
Lenny
2 months ago

Charles Kronick did his homework before the council meeting. The mayor skirted over your question Charles. Thank you for voting “no.”
Ward 4 councilor is useless and should be voted off or recalled.
Instead of using ARPA money to build a new homeless shelter, how about using part of the funds to rehab & staff St. Joe’s for the winter months. Pittsfield should not be attracting the layabout crowd.

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Lenny
2 months ago

Also kudos to Councilor Kalinowsky for questioning Morales’s continual budget overruns. Is he overworked or underperforming?

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Lenny
2 months ago

Absolutely. Thank you Karen. My condolences for you and Charles having to slug through the sludge of self interest politics.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Lenny
2 months ago

Mr Kronick could prospose a petition asking for blood donations to save children and this mayor and council would attack him for it before voting it down.

These councilors, like little toddlers, look to the mayor for approval when they do her nasty work. Good Boy Sherman! Good Boy Persip! You each get an extra oreo cookie….I am always fascinated when I see grown men and woman politicians grovel before their superiors. Gives me a yucky feeling.

But I very much admire truth to power. It used to be much more common before the wussies slithered in…..

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Lenny
2 months ago

Persip and the usuals are condescending Jack Wagon’s who tried to make it sound as though CK was degrading the homeless for being homeless and having no compassion.In fact CK is trying to speed up the process of doing something to help. Notice how fast they jumped on Kavey’s petition to get an update on what’s being done and has been done so far about the issue.

Whiskers on Kittens
Whiskers on Kittens
Reply to  Optimus Prime
2 months ago

Let’s just wait until December it’s still a good 20° at night

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Whiskers on Kittens
2 months ago

They will say we are showing compassion because it’s not 10* out. Another update on the homeless issue coming soon.

Pittsfield Plummettt
Pittsfield Plummettt
Reply to  Optimus Prime
2 months ago

You would think they would already know what was being done, if anything. Does the mayor communicate with any of them outside of the umbilical Petes?

Several councilors actually took up seats on the council that could have been given to people would actually do the job they were elected for. That is sad for the people of Pittsfield and sad for the city of Pittsfield. Does anyone remember the Berkshire Eagle or iberkshries calling out this mayor or any of the other councilors for ANYTHING in the last six years? Has our mayor been so perfect that nothing she has done needs being questioned? In some faraway places the media is a front and center check and balance on local politics.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Pittsfield Plummettt
2 months ago

Plum,
I was thinking much of same as you in the post you put up. Just didn’t go into it and post it. Pretty weak that they requested an update which they already know what it will be because they are all talking behind the scenes about it and want to be on the same page about it. And no I can’t remember when any of the media you mentioned called out the mayor or council for their lack of leadership on any given issue that may reflect badly on them.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Optimus Prime
2 months ago

We know what’s been done….jack squat

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  12 Gauge
2 months ago

Exactly! Most talk a good game and that’s about it. Their update request is all bs just to kick the can down the road some more.

School committee
School committee
Reply to  Lenny
2 months ago

I’m guessing Kronick believes the TRUMP/ FOX / PUTIN lie

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  School committee
2 months ago

I’d take some daily “mean tweets” and $2/gallon gas again……..

Pittsfield Plummettt
Pittsfield Plummettt
Reply to  School committee
2 months ago

What is going on with St Joe’s church homeless shelter? What is going on with that other church near park square? Will the mayor allow the homeless in Springside once her bike trails are put in? Hellll nooooo.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  School committee
2 months ago

I’m guessing he believes you’re a nitwit.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
2 months ago

C’mon man!! Pittsfield has such better highlights today. Walk down North and see the Barnum and Bailey Freak Show apprentices. We get to watch it for free, Then head to Springside where you can watch environmental destruction in all phases including human feces on the ground. Circle around Rumpass Ricky’s turnabout and you can see the poison seeping towards the elementary school while the deer watch. You can then end at the so called industrial park of Pittsfield with all the business running their cylinders on high,,,,oops those are the junkies that are high and just crashed there,

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
2 months ago

But please, for your safety, only take this “vibrant and dynamic” tour during daylight hours.

Keep in mind, after dark only the drug zombies, houseless, armed felons, and Dirty Barry Tyer, come out. Pittsfield is way to dangerous for the average Kapanski.

Dirty Barry suspended all Cumby’s “walk-along” shifts with him, because of the pandemic. We are all hoping Dirty Barry brings this community policing program back with all the violence occurring under his wife, Flat Tyer’s watch.

Last edited 2 months ago by Markus Aurelius
Pat
Pat
2 months ago

I think I remember that type of pavement in photo 1 near the pop corner. That’s where I would wait for the bus to take me to BCC.

It’s Grate Payers
It’s Grate Payers
Reply to  Free Bird
2 months ago

The G-man called rumpus out for being a buffoon, as usual Moralesdidnt have any responses and continued to stare at the ceiling. The G-man inferred that Marelis must go because he is incompetent and does not know what he’s doing.

Thank you G-man for keeping up your crusade against unnecessary spending which is costing the rate payers millions of dollars.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  It’s Grate Payers
2 months ago

Truth to power. It is rare indeed in a city of “what’s in it for me” political coat tailers.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  It’s Grate Payers
2 months ago

I think the G-Man and Ricky Rumpus should box for charity.

My money is on the G-Man.

Kevin Sure Man
Kevin Sure Man
2 months ago

They should move the house less encampment to Brattlebrook park. Lots of open space. I’m sure Kevin Sherman Del Gallo would approve.

juicylucy
juicylucy
Reply to  Kevin Sure Man
2 months ago

Or Demming. Brattlebrook is in Ward 4. Demming WARD 3 put the houseless in his back yard.

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Kevin Sure Man
Kevin Sure Man
Reply to  juicylucy
2 months ago

Brattlebrook is 3B. You can find the councilors address on the city website, I won’t post it here.

Two Cents
Two Cents
2 months ago

While I can’t say that it is where the photograph was taken, the exact same translucent squares can be found along the southern (only) sidewalk that leads from North Street-near St. Joseph’s- to behind the Senior Center, along the drive that leads to the Melville Street lot.

Pat
Pat
2 months ago

Someone intentionally blew up the Russian gas pipeline to Europe. This means energy costs will skyrocket even more for everyone. Why would Russia blow up their own pipeline? This hurts them. Our globalist media is trying to put the blame on Russia, but it sounds more like the globalists did this to further weaken the world just as they did with the pandemic.

Balling Dollars
Balling Dollars
Reply to  Pat
2 months ago

Naples fl is under water.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Pat
2 months ago

Now that you mention it Pat, I saw a bunch of CNN reporters launching a canoe loaded with scuba gear and what looked like a Budweiser cooler full of pipe bombs right off the coast of Norway the other day. Sneaky sons a bitches

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  fizzlehead
2 months ago

Sadtire

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
2 months ago

CNN reporters, would have trouble launching a rubber duck in a bubble bath. But if the ducky sank, it would be Trumps fault and a Russian conspiracy………

BTW, USS Kearsarge group and Gator group were in the Baltic close by when the lines blew. Coincidence? Maybe they dropped off some CIA/DeepState spooks……

Russians have nothing to gain blowing up their own pipelines that have been shut down for many months.

Pat
Pat
2 months ago

The far left media is now calling the new leadership in Italy names like fascist when these new leaders are all about family, freedom, and lack of interference from out of control government. The real fascists are calling the new Italian government fascists. Even the Italian leader that was ousted by this new leadership is saying the media is lying, don’t believe them, because they are the real fascists who want world domination.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Free Bird
2 months ago

Excellent article. These globalists do want a dystopian world where most people are their slaves and subsist on bugs to save the planet. Interesting how the far left extremists want to portray the Italian leader as far right while making no mention of their own extremism. The Italian people have lived the far left experience and found it to be horrible. They want something else. If only we would learn from their mistakes.

Last edited 2 months ago by Pat
Balling Dollars
Balling Dollars
Reply to  Pat
2 months ago

Tyer is one of the worst mayors of all time. Never have we experienced such incompetence and insolence in the corner office as we do today with Linda Tyer. She forgets that her job is to keep the public informed about every penny she spends and what is spent, for we see our arpa money going to individuals and sums which are totally outrageous. One recipient received $1.2 million and we the general public do not know where that money went.

Tyer should resign immediately for lack of performing her fiduciary responsibility for the taxpayers of the City of Pittsfield.This outright arrogance must be halted by voting Tyer out of office the next time she tries to run again. All taxpayers must reunite and send Tyer packing.

The City Council has eight boot licking individuals who will not send Tyer her walking papers for this reason.We must all make it to the ballot box to rid ourselves of these eight councilors and the incompetent Mayor Linda Tyer. Hess Still Stands !!!!

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Balling Dollars
2 months ago

When the time is right the city of Pittsfield will all of a sudden, take over the Hess property. It will then sell it, for one dollar, to one of the local builder friends who will put up a small condo building, (like the one at the old civil defense building nearby). They will get tax breaks and their building permits will sail through like the wind.
And so it is written and so it shall be.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Balling Dollars
2 months ago

If the Feds did an audit on ARPA funds, there might be a house near Hancock that gets seized.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Mad Trapper
2 months ago

That day is coming. There are only so many millionaires the 87,000 new IRS agents can audit.

A trip to Africa and “consulting fees” to “consult” and help bring a black dance troupe to a black business function would definitely qualify as fraud in my book.

What in gods name could Shirley and Warren add (consult) to a dance troupe?

“When the music starts to play, start dancing,” states veteran BBEC consultant Warren Dews. Dews and Shirley will next “consult” for the Pittsfield Suns. Dews stated, “We are going to make $25,000 consulting for the Pittsfield Suns. I’ll tell the pitcher, when the umpire yells ‘play ball,’ you pitch to the batter.”

Last edited 2 months ago by Markus Aurelius
Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
2 months ago

Dan, all three above for City of Pizzfield officials.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  danvalenti
2 months ago

To follow up on these posts, in fairness to the Berkshire Black Economic Council, I went ahead and checked their calendar to see what business events or business trainings Shirley, Warren and the Enchills, plan on putting on:

No BBEC business events planned until at least March of 2023.

$750,000 ARPA money for a black cultural event in July in South County. Followed up by a black dance troupe in August, also in South County, that Warren and Shirley “consulted” on. Not to mention the BBEC was notably absent from the recent small business event in Dalton.

See for yourself. Other than Shakespeare and Co events and NAACP meetings, zero, zilch, squat, from the BBEC.

Calendar – Berkshire Black Economic Council (berkshirebec.org)

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MaryJane
MaryJane
Reply to  Balling Dollars
2 months ago

The 4 year term change was the disaster that Tyer is. She is worse than Doyle, Hathaway, and Ruberto combined!

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  MaryJane
2 months ago

Actually, she is Ruberto on steroids. (and he has not gone away)

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Pat
2 months ago

The globalists and far left have decided to use the new (old )talking point that anyone elected anywhere who stands for liberty and borders is to be called fascists, racists etc.. Also notice that the first ever woman elected as PM in Italy wasn’t and isn’t referred to as breaking the “glass ceiling” by media and the Melle types? I’m sure it is because she isn’t a flaming far left
progressive.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Optimus Prime
2 months ago

The only women that can break the glass ceiling are far leftists like Lizzie Warren, Maura Healey, and Ocasio Cortez. Anyone from the opposing party is a nonentity.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Optimus Prime
2 months ago

Didja know she was a good friend of Putins? The guy who is blowing up Ukraine and killing every man, woman and child that gets in his way so he can pump his oil over the land for free? Your Italian girl thinks he is awesome. Look it up on real news and get back to me if you think I am lying.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Pat
2 months ago

Exactly 100 years ago this fall, dictator Benito Mussolini, as the leader of Italy’s National Fascist Party, staged his historic March on Rome. He eventually marched the country straight into two decades of dictatorship and, alongside Adolf Hitler, into World War II.

Just saying

Chuck Garivaltis
Chuck Garivaltis
Reply to  fizzlehead
2 months ago

Yes, fascinating history. It is interesting that Mussolini had a shot at being a historical hero but he blew it. Late 30’s he brokered a satisfying peace of all European nations at the time Germany was beginning to expand. If he had retired then, as his wife wanted, he’d be a hero today. Instead, he threw in with the expansionist Fuhrer and you know the rest of the story.

Balling Dollars
Balling Dollars
Reply to  Chuck Garivaltis
2 months ago

Excellent comment Chuck. The Pittsfields best benefactor. Orbit front runner again.

S D Hansinet
S D Hansinet
Reply to  Balling Dollars
2 months ago

What about Boyd and Quinson or stooge or Shirley?

S D Hansinet
S D Hansinet
Reply to  Chuck Garivaltis
2 months ago

Larry Bossidy a close second. Then no one else.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  fizzlehead
2 months ago

Mussolini started as a socialist. He broke from the party as they did not want workers to fight. He then started the fascist party. American leftists loved him. One writer from The NY Times called him the despot with a dimple. Hugh Johnson from FRDs cabinet loved Mussolini.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  12 Gauge
2 months ago

Socialists are fascists. Same thing. Both are statists. When all power moves to the top of the cone, the range of government becomes limited.

Last edited 2 months ago by levitan
Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
Reply to  Pat
2 months ago

Pat, your idea of the far left media is Sean Hannity.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
2 months ago

Hannity also gets supplemental income from the Kremlin. Just like Tucker. They both also have access to vacation condos in Moscow.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  fizzlehead
2 months ago

Simply put you are a buffoon.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  12 Gauge
2 months ago

Aww shucks….you are making me blush over here right now.
Quite honestly, being a buffoon has been a life goal of mine so I appreciate the nod.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
2 months ago

Biden could be your Mentor.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  fizzlehead
2 months ago

Hey! You two: I think this diagram pertains.

Last edited 2 months ago by levitan
Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
2 months ago

10% for “the BIG GUY”

S D Hansinet
S D Hansinet
Reply to  Mad Trapper
2 months ago

Aaron Judge hit his 61 st home run of the season en route to a possible triple crown and mvp and world champion..

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  S D Hansinet
2 months ago

FMLB.

Aaron can go take a knee for all I care. I’ve not watched MLB/NFL/NBA “woke jokes” since before the Kung Flu hit. NASCAR too since the Bubba garage door incident.

S D Hansinet
S D Hansinet
Reply to  Mad Trapper
2 months ago

What do you do for entertainment.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  S D Hansinet
2 months ago

Sports, I hunt and fish.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
2 months ago

Do you think there was home run tampering MT? Do you think there were some Venezuelans hiding in the dugout helping him hit home runs? Do you think this guy stole those home runs from another batter? Do you think baseball should have an insurrection to fix the situation? Maybe hang a bat boy or two?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
2 months ago

I think putting your brain next to a pea, the pea would seem to be, the size of the Sun in comparison.

I think baseball/sports players should be paid as much as burger flippers.

I think no taxpayer funds, should be used to build for profit sports stadiums.

S D Hansinet
S D Hansinet
Reply to  Mad Trapper
2 months ago

Where’s Jackie?

MaryJane
MaryJane
Reply to  S D Hansinet
2 months ago

FJB

ComeOnMan!
ComeOnMan!
Reply to  S D Hansinet
2 months ago

Where do I get the t shirt?

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  ComeOnMan!
2 months ago

Get one of your crayons and make one of your own.

dufus

ComeOnMan!
ComeOnMan!
Reply to  S D Hansinet
2 months ago

And the damn fool Kamela just praised our partner “North Korea”

S D Hansinet
S D Hansinet
Reply to  fizzlehead
2 months ago

The g man would be the greatest benefactor answer to that question.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  S D Hansinet
2 months ago

A legend in your own mind.

S D Hansinet
S D Hansinet
Reply to  S D Hansinet
2 months ago

Where’s Jimmy?

Ina Ghadodavida
Ina Ghadodavida
Reply to  S D Hansinet
2 months ago

Send Morales packing. He’s costing us millions at the water plants

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Ina Ghadodavida
2 months ago

Flush Morales, twice, to the bottom of 901 Holmes Rd. His retirement benefits will be in Woods Pond.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  fizzlehead
2 months ago

So says TDS and that is the way of the looney limousine leftist who post very racist comments

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
2 months ago

Mayor Linda Tyer needs to address Pittsfield’s homelessness crisis before the freezing nights of late-Fall & Winter.

Pittsfield city council shoots down petition calling for unhoused to be driven from public parks | WAMC

Seaman Boogie
Seaman Boogie
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
2 months ago

Do you mean the lovely Linda dummy

Girth Brooks
Girth Brooks
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
2 months ago

Jonny why always post sad stories. Why not about becoming the best fluffer in the biz? You truly earned that Jonny. Tell fun stories like that. Your to cute for all this sadness.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
2 months ago

The mayor and her pocket people on the council needed do this 3 fall and winters ago. All anyone is going get is another update on the issue. Next update after that will be in the spring.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
2 months ago

Time to implement the 25th Amendment.
Biden is so far gone that he’s calling out to dead people.
Where’s Congress?

Seaman Boogie
Seaman Boogie
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
2 months ago

Yup. Where’s Jackie? Get em Joe. Has anyone seen the Dave’s driving school video that has gone viral one of the students almost took down a pedestrian and took down the sign..

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Seaman Boogie
2 months ago

That was “Wrong Way” redoing her driver’s Ed.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
2 months ago

Ron Disantis, governor of Florida, is channeling Trump and is begging for money from the common folk for the hurricane. His state should pay for it along with FEMA funds. Is he gonna sock a little away for his own self? UH HUH…you know he is. Learned from the best, his buddy down the road at Mara Largo.

(so far he is not chucking cheap paper towels into the audience) but it is early yet

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  fizzlehead
2 months ago

How much US taxpayer loot, has pudding head Biden funneled to his crook friends in the Ukraine , so far? There is no oversight, and for US citizens it’s like flushing their money down a dishonest dirty toilet.

Is he/Biden (aka “the BIG GUY”) still getting the 10% kickback? Or is it 15-20% now due to the failing US dollar?

Last edited 2 months ago by Mad Trapper
Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
2 months ago

Somebody he just gave a big sendoff to only a few days previously. Biden seems drugged at times too. His puppet masters are doing a bad job of keeping him coherent. He was also going on about France being fascist because of the new pro-family and pro-freedom new leader in that country. Fascism for the far left means people who love freedom, family, and keeping government out of your business.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
2 months ago

Biden seems drugged so often. What is going on with this president? He is literally calling for the dead.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
2 months ago
Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
2 months ago

A good question would be…..what is the State’s responsibility for this problem?

Seeing the State of mASSachusetts, dumped hundreds of vagrant derelicts here as part of “the scamdemic” response, and have abandoned them to roam, forage, beg, pillage, plunder, poop, panhandle, pizz, squat,………

Maybe ship them back to their home ranges in the Eastern part of the state where winters are “kinder and gentler”……and the Liberals are all “inclusive and woke”, except for Martha’s Vineyard…..