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MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY … AND MALCOM X, TOO

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BY DAN VALENTI

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(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY JAN. 16, 2023) — Today THE PLANET recognizes Martin Luther King Day. The Comment Line is open. Be respectful. Show some class.

If not, our beffed up Army of Robots will be on the alert.

With that, enjoy the day. THE PLANET will be back on Wednesday.

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Nothing from nothing leaves nothing” — Billy Preston.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
17 days ago

Fight for the good fights on MLK day, please.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
16 days ago

A perfect statement!

L3W C 4 O
L3W C 4 O
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
16 days ago

Carry on JM

Gobsig
Gobsig
17 days ago

MLK had a dream, Krol has a scheme , Lampiasi had a daydream.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Gobsig
17 days ago

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today.

Peet
Peet
Reply to  12 Gauge
17 days ago

I have a dream today that my four little children’s character be resilient enough to withstand the judgement…. that is my dream today.

bonner
bonner
Reply to  12 Gauge
17 days ago

Your sarcasm and irony make a good point, but miss the point that the injustices of the past do need to be addressed and rectified to the best of our ability.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  bonner
16 days ago

Huh?

bonner
bonner
Reply to  12 Gauge
16 days ago

I’m sorry; I thought you were being sarcastic, referring to the inequalities that occur when affirmative action is implemented.

bonner
bonner
Reply to  danvalenti
16 days ago

I guess, then, that you do not approve of AA.

bonner
bonner
Reply to  danvalenti
15 days ago

Ayn Rand would agree.

Hung Wang
Hung Wang
Reply to  bonner
15 days ago

I for one use AA and AAA batteries.

levitan
levitan
Reply to  Hung Wang
15 days ago

no need to rectify them.

Muree the plunger
Muree the plunger
Reply to  Gobsig
17 days ago

Lampylousy’s weather app contradicted Kronick’s real time weather chart. How convenient.

Lenny
Lenny
17 days ago

If you want to know who the liberal progressives are in the county, check out section A8 of this past Saturday’s Eagle. These are the people contributing to the newspaper’s “Local Journalism Fund” because the paper needs money to support basic services.
The paper continues to backup just about every idea coming out of the corner office of our invisible mayor. She has obviously adopted the Biden “hide in the basement” program.

Fred Rutherford
Fred Rutherford
Reply to  Lenny
17 days ago

The Eagle does have a panhandling president

bonner
bonner
Reply to  Lenny
17 days ago

Her lack of transparency and accountability in her decision-making process is the pitts

Muree the plunger
Muree the plunger
Reply to  bonner
17 days ago

Craig Gaetani will be running for Mayor and will be announcing it soon. Hes looking forward to debates against the current political hacks,and states he actually has an agenda.

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

I look forward to seeing him call out those two gobsig fraudsters

Fizzlehead
Fizzlehead
Reply to  Muree the plunger
16 days ago

and he could possibly pull out a victory. Most people will just stay home if Krol and Marchetti are the only choices.
Early polling has Marchetti getting 7 total votes (all family) and Krol getting 34, (good old boys looking for a payday) Everyone else says they would not waste their gas.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Lenny
15 days ago

If The Left Winged Parrot went back to unbiased news/reporting, people might support/read the rag again.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
17 days ago

Soros & Schwab have both pulled out of the Davos meeting – something big is up!

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
17 days ago

I can’t find any information about that, but it doesn’t mean it’s not happening. Our globalist news media in this country just isn’t reporting it.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
16 days ago

Could this unavoidable scheduling problem be that he needs to see a doctor? The man is 90 years old. John Kerry, another Davos member, is 79 and looks every year of it. Klaus Schwab is 84. Can these elderly think of anything better to do than try to destroy the world before they take their leave of it?

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bonner
bonner
Reply to  Pat
15 days ago

What you got agin old folks?

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

I hope that’s true, the covid narrative is falling apart and Pfizer will be facing a trillion dollar lawsuit.
https://open.substack.com/pub/tomrenz/p/pfizer-suit-1-trillion-working-on?r=1cssgp&utm_medium=ios&utm_campaign=post

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

Besides horse mouth Kerry there are some fine people attracted to Davos

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/report-high-priced-prostitutes-descend-davos-high-powered-leaders-world-economic-forum/

“Demand for sex work skyrockets each year at the meeting of world leaders and business tycoons who jet in from all around the world to rub shoulders with each other.
Escorts are booked into the same hotels as high-powered bosses and their employees during the five-day summit, which started on January 16.”

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

We could all pray an asteroid hits Davos this week.

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

And WTF is Chris Wray of The FIB doing there?

The FIB has done enough damage the last 8 years to elections.

Johann Carolus
Johann Carolus
17 days ago

What did they do with all that covid money? How much did the mayor give them? What do they do with all the outragious money they get for obituaries and for salutes to veterans?

Muree the plunger
Muree the plunger
Reply to  Johann Carolus
17 days ago

Sturgeon said on that show of his that Pittsfield is on the right path?

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Muree the plunger
16 days ago

Yeah , the bike path. He’s delusional.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Gobsig
16 days ago

NEWS ARTICLE: “A meeting on what to do with Pittsfield’s $17 million in free cash has been postponed”
The Berkshire Eagle Staff, January 16, 2023

PITTSFIELD — A City Council subcommittee meeting that would have focused on what to do with the city’s unprecedented amount in free cash has been postponed.

The meeting, which was set for 6 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, will be rescheduled for a later date according to Council President Peter Marchetti. The meeting was postponed due a family emergency of a city official.

When the subcommittee reconvenes, councilors will discuss a proposal by Mayor Linda Tyer asking the council to approve placing $6 million of the city’s $17 million in free cash into two separate stabilization accounts and the other post-employment benefits account.

The proposal would direct $2 million to the general stabilization account, $2 million to the public works stabilization account and $2 million to OPEB fund, which covers the cost of benefits, primarily health insurance, for municipal retirees.

Councilors on the subcommittee will vote on whether they will recommend the proposal to the greater City Council before the plan comes to the full body for a vote. 

Meg Britton-Mehlisch can be reached at mbritton@berkshireeagle.com or 413-496-6149.

Snark Shark
Snark Shark
Reply to  Muree the plunger
16 days ago

as opposed to what? The left path?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Snark Shark
16 days ago

Highway to hell

Strange Fruit
Strange Fruit
17 days ago

Black people aborted MLK’s dream before it ever took a breath and continue to abort it. I don’t doubt for one second that there was a time when colored people got the short end of the stick. But that was just as true for everyone who got off the boats at Ellis Island. Black people will not be content and will continue to violently cannibalize their own. And they only have themselves to blame for that.

Muree the plunger
Muree the plunger
Reply to  Strange Fruit
16 days ago

Bottom of the ninth,two out bases loaded. The Pittsfield Red Sox are trailing 5 to 2 Coming up to the plate is George Scott, the count is 3 and 2. Here’s the pitch Scott hits a lowering drive to deep right center field and outta here. The Sox win!!!!

I miss my Pittsfield Red Sox team of years gone by. One of the finest memories a kid could have in that era. Until we can get a Red Sox farm team the Park will never work.

Muree the plunger
Muree the plunger
Reply to  Muree the plunger
16 days ago

Gaetani is no slouch and he has the résumé and accomplishments to prove it.He is looking forward to many debates and the G-man has many ideas to improve the lives of city residents. His primary goals are reduced property and rate taxes which he says are choking the residents. H will use his popular PC TV show, the Gaetani Pittsfield News Hour to detail his efforts for the city of Pittsfield residents.

bonner
bonner
Reply to  Muree the plunger
15 days ago

And then Reggie Smith throws out the runner trying to score from 3rd with a bullet from deep center.

In Da Know
In Da Know
Reply to  Strange Fruit
16 days ago

What time is your Klan meeting this weekend?

Get Over It
Get Over It
Reply to  In Da Know
16 days ago

Right after your fruit loop trans whatever meeting.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  In Da Know
16 days ago

It’s merged with your Antifa/CCP of America meetings

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  In Da Know
15 days ago

This comment is racist and should never have made it through the sensors. This commentator should be suspended for a bit until they can learn to get their ideas through without hate speech

bonner
bonner
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
15 days ago

You mean the Strange Fruit comment about cannibalism, right?

bonner
bonner
Reply to  Strange Fruit
15 days ago

Strange fruit indeed. Shame on you.

Snark Shark
Snark Shark
16 days ago

Spin article about how Steve Valenti is going to keep his business on North street. The spin part is the attempted slant that since one business is STAYING on North street, juxtaposed with all those LEAVING, that North street is now somehow experiencing an incredible revival.

Did anyone else read it like that or did I miss something?

Snark Shark
Snark Shark
Reply to  Snark Shark
16 days ago

todays Eagle
PITTSFIELD — The owners of The Flat Burger Society plan to close their small eatery on McKay Street by the end of the month.
Austin Oliver, who co-owns the space with Joad Bowman, said the ideas the two men had for that space didn’t pan out. The Flat Burger Society, which also featured live music and comedy acts, opened in the summer of 2021.

Pothole
Pothole
Reply to  Snark Shark
15 days ago

The price of the building seems very low in my opinion so good for them as they probably will save a couple grand a month overhead if they can keep
It rented but after reading this I decided it was time to go back and see what they have after not going in for about four years. Last time I was there they didn’t have what I needed and for this reason or that I just haven’t gone back but I had always been satisfied. . Before this I usually shopped there once a year and maybe spend between $500-$1000 per trip. This time my intentions were to get a couple
Pairs of shoes and maybe a few new shirts, unfortunately both days were a little cold and rainy so after seeing the only parking place blocked by a double
Parked UPS truck one day and no spaces the next combined with me not wanting to walk far in the cold wet weather I passed on going because after all I guess I really don’t
Have an urgency for what I intended on buying. My point. Steven Valenti is a really great store and their commitment to north street is commendable but I’d bet they would do more business if they moved to a location that had a parking lot dedicated to them. No slam on north street except for this parking in the winter months with our berkshire weather. Good luck Steve.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
16 days ago

Just returned from a trip and have to say it was nice not to be accosted at every red light for a buck or to be hit up for cash as soon as I get out of my car at McKay St. I couldn’t figure out why this area I was in didn’t have organized panhandling, the weather was definitely better to be outside in. Well Pittsfield seems to be pondering spending $54 million that they have their hands on ($17 million free cash and $37 million ARPA). I know they won’t listen to this writer but the best thing they can do for the children and the future is to use the cash to pay down their debts that THEY created.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
15 days ago

Flat Tyer’s vision of a bum at every traffic light in Pittsfield is nearly complete.

Shes trying to catch up to Pelousy’s San Francisco, with feces covered sidewalks soon to come.

L3W C 4 O
L3W C 4 O
Reply to  danvalenti
15 days ago

And a bum in more than half of the council seats

levitan
levitan
16 days ago

Meanwhile, while all you cats are discussing the things you can’t possibly change or know, such as the number of depend undergarments Soros packed on his trip to the alps….

AP-MRF is pleased to announce a successful strike! Shoulder to shoulder, we stood planted into the earth. Just one victory no matter what the cost!

Early this morning, before the first gray slats of light broke the horizon, a well place artillary round found its mark. The abomination of Martin Luther King’s memory in the form a a post-modern formalist expression of bronze hate rang dull and with a groan collapsed into the park. We await a fresh contract for a sculpture based on Western Civilation’s concept of Form, proportion expressing the dignity of the human body and its inner divine spark.

Denj Pobedi!
[Eng CC] Victory Day / День Победы [Soviet Song] – Bing video

levitan
levitan
Reply to  danvalenti
16 days ago

The headless, empty, writhing invader is no more. And more victories are coming. You’ll read about them only here.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
16 days ago
Muree the plunger
Muree the plunger
Reply to  Mad Trapper
15 days ago

The G man is totally appalled by this statue. Not only should it embarrass citizens everywhere,it should embarrass the family of a great man who probably would have said thanks but no thanks to this ridiculous piece,Mr. Thomas?

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

Why don’t you grow up and stop using the third person crap.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
16 days ago

MLK is rolling over……

Did you see the 10 million dollar bronze turd they put up in Boston?

“Seneca Scott, a community organizer in Oakland, California, and cousin of Coretta Scott King, wrote an op-ed for Compact Mag condemning the obscene statue of MLK and Scott King that stands in Boston.
He described the new statue as a “masturbatory ‘homage’ to my family.”
“Pretty wild how they sculpted the MLK statue to look like a different sex act, hole, or bodily function from every angle. Impressive”

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/01/looks-like-pair-hands-hugging-beefy-penis-mlks-family-member-slams-obscene-boston-statue-honor/

In Da Know
In Da Know
Reply to  Mad Trapper
15 days ago

Awwww, is poor wittle mad trapper’s feelings hurt. Is he feeling woke and triggered. Did mommy buy the wrong kind of cereal? Poor little Rube. Did you lose your Minecraft castle to invading warriors ROTFL. Get a life Gomer ROTFL

Get Over It
Get Over It
Reply to  In Da Know
15 days ago

Get your head out of your McDonough. That statue is awful but typical of the art your like creates.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
15 days ago

Who do you need to contact to have the Federal Government audit how the city has spent the ARPA money? I think this should happen fast because I feel it would be prudent before their next big spend!! Also for our Transparent Mayor the meeting notes for this secret committee should be posted.

Snark Shark
Snark Shark
15 days ago

Pittsfield could get hit with another one of those impossible to deal with snow/ice storms Thursday afternoon into Friday. Because the city has not completed its in depth study and report on a similar recent incomprehensible weather pattern, citizens may once again be left to fend for themselves.

I suppose the safe thing to do is stay home until they figure out what happened and why and can buy new trucks, special salt and train crews. Not sure if all this stuff will be here for this storm or not. Sometimes it takes time but it should be here for next winter thank God.
But does anyone have the phone number for the head of the DPW in Gt Barrington so we could call them and see what they do in such dire situations? How about Richmond or Dalton or Hindsdale or Lenox or Lee or Alford or Greenfield or Northhampton?

Consider this your robo call cuz the local system is obviously busted..