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PART TWO OF ‘HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY’: ON THE RADAR, TYER … KAVEY … PERSIP

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

Second in a Series

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY NOV. 2, 2022) — Continuing with How They Got That Way, THE PLANET continues to uncover the manner in which certain of our public officials stumbled upon their careers in public life.

HOW LINDA “FLAT” TYER GOT THAT WAY

It came on a dim and distant Friday evening outside the Girls’ Club. There, parked along curbside, a red car with a flat tire. Site of the deflation inspired the little girl to bring hot air to the rescue. The image and the dream never left her. Plucked out of obscurity in her job as a secretary for the Lenox schools, the young woman saw the world open up for her. Her benefactor installed her as a ward councilor, then city clerk, then mayor, a series of successions that still bear the stamp of remarkability. Having been propped by now for eight years as Pittsfield CEO, she has made of transparency and accountability a vice, deception and favoritism a virtue.

Some see a flat tire. Others see opportunity and glory.

———- ooo ———-

HOW EARL “THE DUMPSTER BEHIND PAUL RICH” PERSIP GOT THAT WAY

Once upon a time on the West Side, a little boy saw a man Dumpster Diving. Every day, the man would climb in the Dumpster and retrieve all manner of treasure: food, clothes, furniture, jewelry, sealing wax, doorknobs, and even free money. The little boy never forgot. “This looks like an easy gig,” he thought. “Sure beats working.” The lad took advantage of his family name and minority status, expertly played White Guilt, and won a seat upon a Grand Dumpster known at the Pittsfield City Council, which is how The Dumpster Behind Paul Rich became the city’s #1 tourist attraction.

This is N-O-T The Dumpster Behind Paul Rich. It is a reasonable facsimile thereof.

———- ooo ———-

HOW PATRICK “KAVE IN” KAVEY GOT THAT WAY

The advantage of being invisible is that you can get away with all manner of pretense. No one can see you or hold you accountable. It doesn’t matter if you are a city councilor and you skip council meetings. No one can tell the difference. This particular origin story tells itself. THE PLANET supplies the image, and you supply the narrative. We are, you see, interactive!

Now you see him. Now you don’t! 

———- ooo ———-

The grand aspect of these “Origin Stories” reveals itself upon retrospection, when one can fully grasp and appreciate the vacuity and lack of talent in the majority of officials in the “vibrant and dynamic” city. They serve not under Benigno Numine (By Divine Favor) but Omnes pro Nobis et Me pro Me (All for Us and Me for Me).

How many synonyms for “selfish” are there?

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Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night” — Edgar Poe

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
28 days ago

I agree with blogger Dan Valenti that Mayor Linda Tyer has not produced change for the better in predictable Pittsfield politics, but how is that not surprising? It has been decades after decades of provincial politicians with their barstools, aberrations, rolodexes, Montello’s part-time mayor, and the secretive secretary of vibrant and dynamic Gated Communities. I, myself, would not want to pay for a mayor who drives a Lexus luxury car to City Hall to and from her mansion in her elitist Gated Community neighborhood within a few feet from the Hancock border who now charges the Kapanski family over $200 million per fiscal year in return for Pittsfield’s Level 5 public school district, Pittsfield always being in the top 10 cities in Massachusetts for violent crime, the heavily indebted PEDA debacle, a dangerous downtown called “Social Services Alley” with dozens of empty storefronts, and the economically distressed inner-city neighborhoods that surround North Street called “The Ring of Poverty”, a corrupt state and local group of insider politicians who do nothing but DISSERVICES to the people and taxpayers, the systemic suppression of citizen activism through retribution, and decades of losses in population and living wage jobs – a shrinking tax base – with record high municipal spending – the worst of both worlds – that always increases by 5 percent per fiscal year over the past 40 years, which was the start of the flawed Proposition 2.5 state law.

HaverillWinds
HaverillWinds
28 days ago

White just stated a fresh set of eyes is great but not as great as Audit Firm of the Scanlons because they’ve done our audit for twenty years, and who will show how an audit should look? Whaaaah? And two of the principals on the review board for Auditor are Kuffkinks and the City Council President? Guiel chirped in,she’s done many r f p’s and that the council was wasting their time? Waaaaaahh?

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

If I’m not mistaken, a GB town treasurer/tax collector got away with stealing from the town for several years. Somehow the usual town auditors missed this theft/embezzlement, year after year after year after year. I believe the embezzlement of $100’s of thousands of town dollars by a long-time trusted employee was only discovered after the town hired a different auditor. But I digress, who was auditing the PPD union accounts when veteran PPD Union President-Treasurer Officer Jeffrey Coco was raiding the police piggy banks of more than $250,000 right out from under the noses of the entire PPD? The official investigation only went back 5 years so who knows how long veteran Union President/Treasurer PPD officer Coco had been raiding the police piggy banks with ever arousing the suspicion of acting chief wynn or even a single PPD detective, sergeant, lieutenant or captain.

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

Veteran PPD Union President/Union Treasurer Officer Coco’s crimes of larceny and identity theft spanned several years. How much and for many years Officer Coco got away with raiding the police piggy banks he was entrusted with is no doubt a closely guarded PPD secret. The investigation was limited to just a 5-year period, and in every one of those 5 years investigators looked at they found that veteran PPD Officer Coco had successfully got away with stealing several thousands of dollars in union funds. And yet, no one in the PPD caught on. So, I guess as long as no one looks for any embezzlement/thefts/fiduciary irregularities in the City of Pittsfield’s finances, no one will find any.

Kofee Clubbe
Kofee Clubbe
Reply to  The City I Hate
26 days ago

Great comments best of the month. But Guido Limpiazo Cordero I said she’s done RFPs and you’re wasting their time

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Kofee Clubbe
26 days ago

rfp are kind of important and routine processes. Not hard.

Benigno Numine
Benigno Numine
Reply to  HaverillWinds
28 days ago

We can only hope someone with a brain runs against her

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  Benigno Numine
27 days ago

Suits will never let a brain get into the government, what are you thinking???

Hal Apeneo
Hal Apeneo
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
27 days ago

Exactly. Puppets don’t need brains. Just collect the stipend and health insurance and get favorable jobs.

Lizzie Warrants
Lizzie Warrants
Reply to  HaverillWinds
27 days ago

Council pres. works for a bank and does not believe in having a fresh set of eyes on the books?

Interesting

Hal Apeneo
Hal Apeneo
Reply to  Lizzie Warrants
27 days ago

And his job is a Compliance Officer? Notice how he has been screaming at Sherman?

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
28 days ago

FLAT tyer is also one of the infamous gluttonous WHEN gang, as in WHEN’s the Buffet open, and WHEN are they REFILLING the pig troughs. As for PORKER persip, that glutton was never a LITTLE BOY. Persip has always been someone who just can’t get enough of everything YT. YT’s job title, this is not to imply that PORKER persip actually does any work. Got himself a YT wife, who looks just like him, and a $400,000 plus YT house in YT’s neighborhood, there goes the neighborhood. And “Where’s kavey” who from day one has consistently proved he’s as big a loser as they come. Pompadour Drag Queen kavey stinks as much as a months old sushi roll full of dina Squeal, Puki Yuki and donna todd rivers. I really don’t see kavey messing up his drag queen pompadour with Lost in Space gimpy simpleton pee pee white’s helmet.

Hal Apeneo
Hal Apeneo
Reply to  The City I Hate
27 days ago

Yeah. K V is nasty

The City I Hate
The City I Hate
28 days ago

Throw all flower

Of chrysanthemum

Into the coffin

  • Natsume Soseki
Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
27 days ago

If killing 17 people (Nicholas Cruz case) doesn’t justify the death penalty, what situation does?
Why should this guy, who pled guilty, be given a life sentence at taxpayer expense?
Death penalty!

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
27 days ago

Why wasn’t the parade killer with a car, prosecuted as a “hate crime”, not white?

He needs a dirt nap not prison.

BlackLiesMatter
BlackLiesMatter
Reply to  Mad Trapper
26 days ago

Cuz he be black

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

Nikolas Cruz was doomed the day he was conceived by his alcoholic crackhead biological mother. Nikolas was emotionally and mentally disturbed/damaged before he was even born. His birth mother’s additions to alcohol and crack caused irreversible brain damage to Nicholas in utero. And then to compound things, Nikolas and another boy were lucky enough to adopted, but his adoptive parents weren’t as lucky when they adopted Nikolas and his brother Zachary. Nikolas is going to spend to rest of his unnatural life, however long that may last, locked away from society. I would argue that Nikolas did receive a death sentence the day he was conceived. It was just delayed, which wouldn’t be any different than if he had been sentenced to death for his atrocious crimes. He’d sit on death row for decades exhausting all of his appeals which would cost millions. Adoptee Nikolas Cruz is a poster child for abortion. Adoptees are at higher risk of emotional and mental issues; adoptees are also at higher risk of becoming Serial Killers. Choose Abortion, not adoption. Notorious serial killers David Berkowitz, Ted Bundy, Aileen Wuornos, Joel Rifkin, Brandi Lynn Hungerford, Richard Speck, Kenneth Bianchi, all were adopted.

Adopted Child Syndrome

Dr. Tracy L. Carlis

Adoptees are over represented in the juvenile criminal system, prison system, psychiatric institutions, drug and alcohol rehabilitation settings. They are most often individuals who are serial killers, mass murders and those who commit parricides. The FBI estimates that of the 500 serial killers in the US, most are American born and adopted.

Despite the high number of serial and mass murderers who are adopted, there are many adoptees that murder their adopters and often their entire adoptive family.

Ruff Cundishun
Ruff Cundishun
Reply to  The City I Hate
27 days ago

Sounds like the movie Cinderella Liberty……just sayin….

JoeFriday
JoeFriday
Reply to  The City I Hate
26 days ago

You are full of shit City!

levitan
levitan
Reply to  The City I Hate
26 days ago

Rationalization? Life in prison with little comfort and no personal gain/advancement possible vs death penalty is a low value concern. Just so long as the rat is in a cage of our choice.

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JoePesci
JoePesci
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
26 days ago

Because his mother smoked cigarettes and crack and abused alcohol while pregnant. That was the defense and it worked. A separate trial by jury was held to determine whether or not to juice the kid. There should never be a jury trial to determine punishment, as there was in this case. Jury trials are for determining guilt or innocence.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  JoePesci
26 days ago

Issue is fairness in sentencing. Does a jury provide more uniformity than a judge?

JoeFriday
JoeFriday
Reply to  levitan
26 days ago

Sentences should be codified in law and not left up to 12 people too stupid to get out of jury duty.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  JoeFriday
26 days ago

Mandatory sentences are often highly unjust, even exaggerated. Such as, the PA nurse stopped by a NJ cop for minor traffic violation and facing mandatory long prison term on account of her telling the cop she was carrying a registered pistol, though out of state. It was an accident of ignorance and she was 100% lawful in her neighboring state and contrite. Judge chided her for being honest. The governor had to step in and pardon her.

Codified and court judgement removes common sense and moral judgement from both judge and jury.

Why have courts then?

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Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
27 days ago

Too bad the dumpster didn’t have a giant spring , like a rat trap, Ol Earl would have been taken out with what he is, trash.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
27 days ago

I forgot FJB and and people who voted for him!!!

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
27 days ago

The machines that voted for FJB, are still in use here, think about that.

Lokoh Ohno
Lokoh Ohno
Reply to  Mad Trapper
27 days ago

Doesnt a rat trap squish the head first. Better be a big trap

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
27 days ago

MSM is not covering the vote steal reduex in Brazil now, like America 2020.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
27 days ago

Brazil is falling into civil unrest and and complete black out by MSM and big tech

-MTG

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
27 days ago

open borders Biden…..

“After French President Emmanuel Macron acknowledged that half of all crimes in Paris were committed by foreigners, it has now been revealed that they also account for 70 per cent of all violent robberies.”

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
27 days ago

FJB!!!

“At the Southern Border.

Border Force acting as a taxi service for illegals. ‘Catholic charities’ making around $50 an illegal per day. About 60 were unloaded here

The movement of human flesh – extremely profitable; for agencies, charities and politicians.”

Pat
Pat
Reply to  danvalenti
27 days ago

Also you can’t have a welfare state and have open borders. That makes zero sense and will destroy a country.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Pat
26 days ago

Will destroy the welfare state, except welfare states are rarely designed to work. The main beneficiaries are those working for the welfare state – they’ll never have lack of funds.

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Get Outta Here Now
Get Outta Here Now
Reply to  danvalenti
26 days ago

It all started with Ellis Island back in the day. We need to round these people up and ship em back.

Ghost Rider
Ghost Rider
Reply to  Get Outta Here Now
26 days ago

WTF????
My Gram & Gramps came across from the “auld sod” legally! I’ve seen it in the records @ Ellis Isle. The auld man got a Civil Service job in this City and Gram got a job in the Gov’t mills in Dalton, makin’ paper for the money.
How DARE YOU vilify people who came here legally and meshed into our society and gave into the system!!!!
YOU have hit a nerve GOHN and the Irish in me has sent me on a crusade, you wankah!!!!!

Ghost Rider
Ghost Rider
Reply to  danvalenti
26 days ago

Tnx Dan!

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
27 days ago

Tall Deval wants money to support all the illegals he has accepted & is shipping into our communities. Money to pay for their hotel rooms, food and medical care. I have a better idea – ship them to NY & DC!

Vote Geoff Diehl for Guv!

https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2022/11/02/massachusetts-gov-asks-everyone-else-to-pay-for-its-illegal-workers-renters/

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
27 days ago

Great article. It really explains the transfer of wealth to the wealthy while average people will be stuck with unbelievably high rents, housing costs, and have fewer jobs. This is what Biden and his far left are doing to this country.

Dementia Joe
Dementia Joe
27 days ago

After hearing Biden ramble tonight I’m convinced he’s about to tap into the strategic mail in ballot reserve.

Herb Pease
Herb Pease
Reply to  Dementia Joe
27 days ago

Looks like Kavey has tapped into the strategic hair gel reserve.

Heez on Top
Heez on Top
Reply to  Herb Pease
27 days ago

Wonder what he uses to groom it?

Cheep Pornogrophee
Cheep Pornogrophee
Reply to  Herb Pease
27 days ago

I bought a banana today, four dollars.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Cheep Pornogrophee
26 days ago

That sounds like a joke, but it’s over my head. Was going to buy a dozen eggs. But didn’t. $6.50. Eggs are now a rationed staple in my house. Drop one – you’re still eating it.

Herb Pease
Herb Pease
Reply to  Cheep Pornogrophee
26 days ago

At that price they have less appeal

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Dementia Joe
26 days ago

Biden wants to crack down on misinformation, but it’s his administration stifling free speech and he even tried to create a “Ministry of Truth”.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  Pat
26 days ago

They don’t call him lyin biden without a reason. His whole administration should be cancelled for all their dis/misinformation. A quick question, why is the government spending all this money which fuels inflation while the fed keeps raising the rates to slow spending? How high does Biden need the rates to get to so he can achieve his master plan?

levitan
levitan
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
26 days ago

Old age didn’t play well with him. Now he just can’t tell the difference between his lies and his untruths, recalling conversations with people from different centuries, seances, and covid fabrications.

It was bound to happen.

Two Cents
Two Cents
Reply to  Dementia Joe
26 days ago

It seemed like he was actually saying that if you don’t like the results of the upcoming election…Relax…We will have it fixed in a few days.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
27 days ago

Would you pay for an over $200 million Pickleball budget in return for Level 5 public schools, violent crime-filled inner-city streets, a heavily indebted polluted PEDA debacle, systemic political corruption, and secretive multimillion-dollar Slush Fund$? If you are a taxpayer and answered yes, then you are living in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. You should return the favor by mailing Mayor Linda Tyer a Holiday-themed Thank You card to let her know how much you appreciate being billed top dollar for rock bottom municipal services. Pittsfield politics has perfected the art of overtaxing the fictional Mary Jane and Joe Kapanski family. Thank you, Mayor Linda Tyer! Happy Holidays to all of the Pittsfield politicians, too.

Methadrone
Methadrone
26 days ago

I just read that the Elm St Java Shop finally closed. Did someone get caught with their Hands in the cookie jar one too many times? Did someone and their kin get big money over a fire insurance scam just to let the place shut down? Maybe someone can open a scooter shop in there to house all the house less scooters on Elm St.

Kofee Clubbe
Kofee Clubbe
Reply to  Methadrone
26 days ago

That’s the rumor. Shhhhh

Racist Amy
Racist Amy
26 days ago

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Racist Amy at it again. Rolling her eyes when Truc talks.

Two Cents
Two Cents
Reply to  danvalenti
26 days ago

That looks like Rinaldo Del Gallo in the back

Kofee Clubbe
Kofee Clubbe
Reply to  Two Cents
26 days ago

Miserable looking people for sure.

Public Enemies
Public Enemies
Reply to  danvalenti
26 days ago

Hurricane Amy went on about what an important community service she provides and how she does family oriented shows. This one was featured last month. Be be sure to scroll thru the photos. https://www.facebook.com/gypsylayneburlesque

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Public Enemies
26 days ago

Very offensive to roma. Holocaust survivors now being the consumibles of post modern shit. Actors, scum of scum, added in to make the crime even worse. Too stupid to even know ‘gypsy’ is a slur. APMRF (Anti Po-Mo Rev. Front) is aware of the situation. It is tense, but it is controlled.We are thankful for a fresh dispatch of mosins from Obama’s vaults. West Stockbridge is not currently within our fire control, but the roads are well monitored.

Last edited 26 days ago by levitan
levitan
levitan
Reply to  Racist Amy
26 days ago

A thirty year old ‘dude’ likes the music. That’s his American dream turns out. Big thinkkers in West Stockbridge.

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Kofee Clubbe
Kofee Clubbe
Reply to  levitan
26 days ago

What is wrong with our drivers in this area? Patrol south st. West housatonc,EAST st. and west st to BCC. It is not o k to drive like a speeding maniac down these particular roads. START ENFORCING this. PLEASE !

Kofee Clubbe
Kofee Clubbe
Reply to  Kofee Clubbe
26 days ago

Is anyone notice how the oxygen man has just plain clammed up. Someone should run against him

Kofee Clubbe
Kofee Clubbe
Reply to  Kofee Clubbe
26 days ago

Tuckers back on pctv.

Buff Irkstand
Buff Irkstand
Reply to  Kofee Clubbe
26 days ago

Wow. D A dropped that one. But I told the d a don’t go on the stooge show,he is the jinx,nobody likes him, except naive political types and workers and new yokers. Great blog here. Keep calling them out Mr. Valenti. And vote Republican Tuesday!!

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Kofee Clubbe
26 days ago

Really? Carlson has gone that low so fast? Not surprised. He’ll be gone in 2 months. No one can stand looking at that dazed crazy expression plastered on his face.

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Special Inhibitor
Special Inhibitor
Reply to  levitan
26 days ago

I’ve noticed that to. But I would rather not judge on looks but actions. If you think Biden and Fetterman are your cup of tea then you might need to look in the mirror yourself,
overnight on here, I have decided to change my party to Republican. The watered down Democrats right here in Massachusetts is enough to change,look at y our City Council? But whatever this Fetterman had on his mind is something I’m not on board with going forward. Because he seems like Joe at times to be Out of his Mind.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Special Inhibitor
26 days ago

I think TC is really a fraud. It’s branding posing as identity.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Kofee Clubbe
26 days ago

donut tracks on Dalton. I see about $800 worth of tires there.

Add that to your kofee.

Getting into crypticspace

juicylucy
juicylucy
Reply to  Kofee Clubbe
26 days ago

Dalton Avenue and Springside Avenue as well.

Special Inhibitor
Special Inhibitor
Reply to  juicylucy
26 days ago

Yup.Dan. Kylie Irving says he’s not anti Semitic? But is paying a fine of half million? Isn’t this the same guy that walked out of the Celtics program and gave the fans the finger. He has an apologize on the latest I’d like to know what Chuck thinks it is. This guy is clearly the pariah of the NBA.

Special Inhibitor
Special Inhibitor
Reply to  danvalenti
26 days ago

Thug is the word on this one. Kyrie states that the Holocaust was made up by the Jews and never happened? Whaaaaaah? Kick his ass out of the nba yesterday.

Free Bird
Free Bird
Reply to  Racist Amy
26 days ago

I’m guessing some people will wear a mask the rest of their life.

Bungalunga
Bungalunga
26 days ago

Remember vote early, vote often!
(Let’s see if this makes the news, is fat boy Bungalunga still around?)

Hey is the NAACP going to give free rides to the polls? Or was that only for Andrea Harrington’s loss?

JoeFriday
JoeFriday
Reply to  Bungalunga
26 days ago

Watch out lest Allie Boy report you to his buddy Glavin’s office, like he did to somebody here. I voted for Buford T Pusser!

The school committee
The school committee
26 days ago

Women are voting in record numbers this Tues and so many trumpers who watch FOX are not voting because the idiots overplayed that their votes won’t be counted… The FOX shutins are watching Tucker instead