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HIT-&-RUN MARS 4th; VICTIM ‘SUFFERED SEVERE INJURIES’ … MAYORAL DEBATE FROM 2015 ‘STILL RELEVANT’ … PART 3 OF OUR SERIES CONCLUDES

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

Part Three of a Three-Part Series

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION JuLY7-9, 2023) — THE PLANET begins The Weekend Edition in this fast-reeling summer with this, received from the Pittsfield Police Department:

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It’s bad enough that the driver struck and seriously injured this person, of course, but what makes it infuriating is that he didn’t stop to check on Turnage. He booked it, and there’s NO EXCUSE for that type of wormy behavior. It’s become a world of “I will sue you,” as well as one driven by the increasing dehumanization of our environment due to the distancing of technology.

THE PLANET sends our wishes for a full recovery to Turnage.

———- ooo ———-

A reader sent THE PLANET this video, with the message: “It’s still relevant.”

This is the debate we hosted on Oct. 29, 2015, between mayor Dan Bianchi and challenger Linda Tyer. Give it a gander. Is it still relevant?

———- ooo ———-

Some random, utterly inconsequential observations from the special meeting:

  • Baggy: Maffuccio looks like he’s wearing the same suit he wore when he was 300 pounds heavier. Maybe a visit to Steven Valenti is in order. A Go Fund Me for Tony is in order.
  • Snazzy: Earl Persip took fashion honors: pink sports jacket with white window-pane print, sky blue shirt, and a dark-colored tie. The lad cut a rug. Only thing missing: the lapel carnation.
  • Sleeves: Kronick came without jacket but didn’t roll up his shirtsleeves. It would have made a theatrical gesture, sort of like a lawyer in summation taking off his glasses. Chaz must have known the fix was in.
  • Pound: After the meeting, THE PLANET chatted with Mayor Tyer. PLANET: “One of your favorite things to do on a warm, summer night, eh: Spend it here with this group.” TYER:”Yeah, giving up my pound of flesh.”
  • Innocence: We sat behind Ricky Ostellino, the only person in the city who could run for any office and be unanimously elected. Ricky will make a good write-in vote for mayor!
  • Mensche: Kudos to Kevin Sherman for taking good care of Ricky, whose mother recently died. The act of loving speaks far more eloquently than the words. Way to go, Kev.
  • Lame: Kalinowsky, supposed stalwart of the people, painted by the numbers in an unusually subdued appearance. Why was she coasting? Did our column the other day remove some of Kal’s starch?
  • Smirk: From the stands, we could see Kerwood laughing and smirking when Kronick spoke. Real professional of you, Mr. Finance Director. Not a good look at all, Matthew.
  • Rolling: In yet another outbreak of der kronick frenzi, Lampiasi couldn’t control her eyeballs. Her glazzies did more rolls than a drunk stunt flyer at a Texas air show.
  • Prioities: THE PLANET had chatted up interim police chief Thomas Dawley, kidding him about the need to attend such gatherings. Dawley pointed his badge: “It says police, not politician.” Nice line!
  • Oratory: White’s comments were among the best he’s made from the dais. Pete spoke with authority, in a voice louder than typical, and with an articulateness we haven’t seen from him to date.
  • Rules: Marchetti ran a good meeting, strong and managerial.  When in doubt, Peter resorted to council rules and Demeter. Actually, the only Demeter THE PLANET cares about is Don, former Red Sox centerfielder.

———- ooo ———-

Representative government doesn’t work when citizens do not participate.

In the upcoming elections, why should we expect anything different from previous exercises in pointlessness?

The self-chosen disenfranchisement of the majority of Picklefield citizens guarantees that the muck will only deepen.

There will be no state elections this November, no one up for Congress, and the presidential race is next year. Election 2023 threatens to be a low-turnout deal, which puts things exactly where The Suits want it.

As always, you get the government you deserve.

The tantalizing thing of it is that it could all be changed in a flash. Though they have lost sight of it, and though many people probably don’t even know it, We The People are the ultimate power brokers.

We are either power brokers, or power will break us.

Which shall it be? We think we know the answer.

Have a great weekend, everybody.

————————————————————————–

I believe that all government is evil, and trying to improve it is largely a waste of time” — H. L. Mencken.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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Rule 5
Rule 5
9 months ago

Marchetti just conjures up images of Clarence Rutherford. Lumpy for Mayor.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Rule 5
9 months ago

But he gets a compliment. Kalinowsky got another dig.

No one saw that coming.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  snark shark
9 months ago

Dan still can’t spell her name correctly,

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  danvalenti
9 months ago

Your autocorrect is ethnically insensitive. Potential hate speech.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Charles Kronick
9 months ago

Dan had a Biden moment.

But he still hates fake news

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Mad Trapper
9 months ago

If he were working for the City, and he posted that there, he would be in consultation with the DEI office and forced to watch 10 hours of ‘Be nice. Slavs are people too videos. After watching ten hours of this you will learn to be nice to Slavs and want to too.’ videos.

Rule 5
Rule 5
Reply to  snark shark
9 months ago

Rumor has it that he’ll substitute a pickle ball racquet for his gavel next meeting

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Rule 5
9 months ago

Marchetti has run up record debt and killed dreams retired Pittsfield homeowners had .All retirees expect is just one thing and it is the respect of the Mayor and council .Instead we have a Marchetti wanting my vote for his council financially abusing the elderly only for him to retire on a huge paycheck.How about we freeze residential home owner taxes at age 66 for 5 year periods and increasing them in 5 years at 40% of the new taxes.This will help stop his Senior financial abuse .Marchetti will never talk about taxes.Stop subsidizing landlords on North street.Let the market set the rents.How many homes in Pittsfield have been bought by Wall Street who are creating monopolized Corp. slum lord rentals….Marchetti thinks everyone makes 90k

Last edited 9 months ago by The school committee
snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  The school committee
9 months ago

Consider this possibliity. Pete Marcheeti gets to be mayor and his other brother Pete White is council VP. No reason to believe White is going to question anything any more than Marchetti did. Two special interest peas in a pod.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  The school committee
9 months ago

Democrats have to keep the slush fund full

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  The school committee
9 months ago

How did you like Marchetti‘s response during Dan’s interview with him and Krol about why he isn’t or hasn’t pushed back on the Tyer’s budgets? Where he said,something like well they’re her budgets. That response made about as much sense as a soup sandwich!

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Optimus Prime
9 months ago

What he meant to say was that he does not have the balls to do the job he ran for and got elected for. It is that simple. And do you think he will as mayor, be able to say no to the people behind the scenes working to get him elected?

The answer is HELL NO!! He will continue to allow the special interest to eat the taxpayers alive and after all isn’t that why he is being propped up in the first place?

And no one knows this better than he does. Ask him point blank and watch his body language and stuttering.

Strong and managerial my ass!!!

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  snark shark
9 months ago

If they had a mascot for having accepted donor contributions from a class of people who are paying for just about every policy direction, spending direction and influence. etc.. Gavel Man would be the mascot.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  snark shark
9 months ago

Special interests is something I know a little about, not all though. Believe me it has caused friction when such things are brought up. I’m told to quite down because I disagree with some of it.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  snark shark
9 months ago

If Gavel Man thinks strong managerial experience is rubber stamping Tyer’s agenda We are in trouble if he is elected.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Optimus Prime
9 months ago

“Well they’re her budgets.”

Good catch! That sums up my criticism of the council because it sees no purpose beyond getting a Mayor’s agenda stamped. This problem runs throughout City Hall. No checks between Mayor and Council. Council lawyer is also the Mayor’s office lawyer causing inconsistency. No checks/controls across financial departments. No internal auditor. No independent auditor (the one hired has been historically hired by Finance.)

Last edited 9 months ago by Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  danvalenti
9 months ago

I find it hard to blame him given his circumstances. He’s in an impossible situation. The Council could hire their own separate attorney, with focus on muny law and then Pagnatto would handle city business, contracts, etc….

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  danvalenti
9 months ago

He has two bosses.

The First Law of Lawyers: Not your lawyer, not your friend.

He was hired by City of Pittsfield by the Mayor. He’s her friend. He comes to Council meetings to advise. He’s still her lawyer. Not my friend, as they say.

Last edited 9 months ago by Charles Kronick
snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Charles Kronick
9 months ago

It might seem to some that this whole adminstration has been built to order using friends, lackeys, known rubber stampers and useful compliant idiots. They seem to head every department and every important office. Almost every key position in the city is tied into one bundle designed to work together to forward a certain type of agenda.

And sadly, that agenda is not one that is designed to give the taxpayer what it thought it was getting. Quite the opposite some might say.

And if the coming election goes as they plan nothing will change for the hard working people of Pittsfield.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  danvalenti
9 months ago

Shouldn’t he be calling balls and strikes and not adjusting the strike zone?

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Optimus Prime
9 months ago

They are all Marchetti budgets,Tyer can only propose a budget.Marchetti will raise taxes 10% .He is the first financial abuser of the elderly.Marchetti can’t handle money.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  The school committee
9 months ago

I understand that they are PM’s budgets and that is why I brought up PM saying they are Tyer’s. He doesn’t accept responsibility and wants people to think he couldn’t pushback where in reality he wouldn’t pushback.It’s election time is why he is playing a different tune.

Fred Rutherford
Fred Rutherford
Reply to  Rule 5
9 months ago

I’m not ready for 4 years of Leave It To Lumpy, staring Lumpy Matchetti

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
9 months ago

In Pittsfield politics, the over $205.6 bloated municipal budget is now 6 days old. On Beacon Hill, the over $55 billion excessive state budget is now 6 days late. In the Swamp, the national debt is over $32,335,958,000,000.00.

Beacon Hill’s corrupt and secretive career politicians have not met in formal session in over 2 months: May, June and so far in early-July 2023. The Swamp’s K Street funded wealthy career politicians will meet again in formal session next week through the end of July before taking their August recess until after Labor Day in September 2023. It is and will be a taxpayer-funded summer vacation for our do-nothing elected officials!

I wonder if I could go back in time 247 years ago and I told the Founding Fathers and Founding Mothers about today’s local, state and federal government in the U.S.A., would they tell me that they are happy to live in the 18th Century instead of the 21st Century? Back then, the people only paid around 2 weeks of their yearly income in taxes to the government. There were no career politicians. There was no big government in the new U.S.A. Today, most people pay many months of their yearly income to the government. There are many career politicians. And in return, the common people of mid-2023 receive “a shit sandwich” from the government that they do NOT deserve!

It is no wonder why Matt Kerwood smirked at Ward 2 Charles Ivar Kronick when he spoke out in protest about Mayor Linda Tyer’s last minute multimillion-dollar revised budget appropriations to balance the city’s “cooked” books.

fizzzlehead
fizzzlehead
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
9 months ago

Speaking of the Pitttsfield budget. Can anyone list the Pittsfield budget every year for the last 20 odd years starting just before Ruberto took over and especially the last eight years. Cannot be that hard to find but I am not capable. Pete Marchettie who reads this every day could get it up here in a short council minute if he wanted to. This trajectory could be most interesting and I am hoping it can be made public against the wishes of the administration and its handlers.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  danvalenti
9 months ago

Getting that information is like inventory counting at a dealership. I’ll get you something but it’s a task.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Charles Kronick
9 months ago

https://youtu.be/TqNaJxRC9NM

An average day at CC.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Charles Kronick
9 months ago

And why should it be a task? Why would the mayor or Kerwood make it such a task? Voters wonder about such things and why?

thank you charles.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  snark shark
9 months ago

You’re 100% right. Likely began with Bianchi’s useless city website that never really launched into a mirror of muny activity.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  fizzzlehead
9 months ago

Goes up roughly $10,000,000 per year at least last six years. Can’t speak for Bianchi’s terms but I believe the rate of growth was lower. Dan may be able to confirm.

Of note, the current budgets, award winning masterpieces of anti-corporate glitz, are like 500 pages. Pre powerpoint – 40 pages. Just the facts.

Bianchi required department heads to provide two budgets, one level the other desired and offered the Council to choose.

snark shark
snark shark
9 months ago

Speaking of tragic accidents locally, was there not a bad boat accident recently? Thought there was someone badly hurt by a propeller a week or so ago but the story disappeared suddenly. Anyone heard anything on that?

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  snark shark
9 months ago

Must be a lawsuit involved so hush hush on that one please.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
9 months ago

Tom Fitton/Judical Watch on DOJ/Biden crime cartel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JQA5PsLs2M&t=4s

Last edited 9 months ago by Mad Trapper
snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Mad Trapper
9 months ago

Wow man, you are 24/7 on conspiracies huh? You must be the life of the party when with friends and family.

give a rest dude

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  snark shark
9 months ago

Truth hurts Leftists.

Eat crow Snarky

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIaFqlj59Es

P.S. How has leftist Lieawatha Warren done for America?

Malarkey?

Ted Cruz on THE FIB

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRaRL52DOIg

Last edited 9 months ago by Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mad Trapper
9 months ago
snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Mad Trapper
9 months ago

Life of the party for sure…brain is being controlled…no ability any longer for independent thought

sad

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  snark shark
9 months ago

Left has YOU in the bag Snarky.

How does that feel?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  snark shark
9 months ago

Why do You hate freedom?

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  Mad Trapper
9 months ago

It’s a democrat

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Acute Angina
9 months ago

10-4!

fizzzlehead
fizzzlehead
Reply to  Mad Trapper
9 months ago

Jan 6th!

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  fizzzlehead
9 months ago

Jan 6th kept hundreds of fbi agents off the street

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Mad Trapper
9 months ago

I love freedom. That is why we are putting all Trumps insurrectionists in jail. They wanted to install a dictator and we are saying, “not this time orange man”.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  snark shark
9 months ago

Biden was installed, just like a toilet.

People/USA citizens have been persecuted by the illegal regime.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  snark shark
9 months ago

All Bidens, Clintons, and Soeteros/Obamas belong in prison. or executed for treason.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  snark shark
9 months ago

So You support unequal justice by both the Federal DOJ, AND the Federal Kangaroo courts owned by one political party, or uniparty as the RINOS are just the Jackasses in disguise.

We now have tyranny. Not justice.

“The house of representatives … can make no law which will not have its full operation on themselves and their friends, as well as the great mass of society. This has always been deemed one of the strongest bonds by which human policy can connect the rulers and the people together. It creates between them that communion of interest, and sympathy of sentiments, of which few governments have furnished examples; but without which every government degenerates into tyranny.”

The Federalist No. 57, -James Madison

Last edited 9 months ago by Mad Trapper
The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Mad Trapper
9 months ago

I will break the news to you.President Biden will win in a landslide as you guys hope the Hunter Biden story leads you to victory with Trump the wack job from Florida….You are on the Titanic

Acute Angina
Acute Angina
Reply to  The school committee
9 months ago

10% to the big guy. Crooked Joe rolls on.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Acute Angina
9 months ago

Did Hunter fess up on the crack in WW yet?

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

Traitor Joseph Stolen is behind RFK Jr. , Who is behind POTUS Trump.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  The school committee
9 months ago

Well spoken.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

It is clear that no one but Trump can win the GOP nomination, and just as clear that Trump will not prevail in the 2024 general election. You folks will need to sharpen your knives in anticipation of Kamala’s 2028 candidacy.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

Unless they cure ballot manipulation 2024.

No votes will matter.

Just like 2020, and 2022.

????Banana Republic, living it now.

How much is gasoline?

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Mad Trapper
9 months ago

Gasoline is between $6 and $8 a gallon in Europe.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  snark shark
9 months ago

Because of the build the left wing slush fund tax

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  snark shark
9 months ago

2020 was $1.89/gal here Snarky, under POTUS Trump

Biden it’s been > $6/gal, still ~$4/gal

Eggs were $1/dozen now $4-5

Bread? was $2 loaf whole wheat, now $5.49

Home loans were <3%, now >6%

How is free stuff from government for You?

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

3.39 down from 5.50

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

Why did Biden send USAs strategic oil reserves, to his handlers in China?

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

Kamala will make foreign nations fear us. Especially with her fiery speeches, such as this. Here’s the lowest rated VP in history defining “culture.”

Kamala Harris is mocked for latest ‘word salad’ while trying to explain ‘culture’ | Daily Mail Online

Last edited 9 months ago by Markus Aurelius
Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  danvalenti
9 months ago

Harris is an inordinately skilled political operative who will make a fine president.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

Absolutely not true K. Her track record speaks for itself.

When she was in the senate, she could hide behind 99 other people.

As VP, she’s front and center, just like Xiden. No one to hide behind. She’s been exposed.

Maybe you could try and garner a Killary/Harris ticket. Checks all woke boxes for ya K.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

Didn’t she poll under 10% during the Democratic primaries? Something doesn’t add up.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

She can’t even do a good blowjob.

Ask her mentor, mayor of SF.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

She can’t make a fine intelligible sentence.

She can kick her heels up, ask EX-SF Mayor Joe Brown.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  danvalenti
9 months ago

I think Barry is getting ready to sacrifice Xiden and Harris, for Newsome and Whittmer (MI) and/or Big Mike.

They know Trump is continuing to gain momentum with everyone. They FEAR Trump. The banana republic tactics backfired. We are not South America.

Can you imagine Xiden or Kamala trying to debate Trump now?

Almost as believable as TSC announcing he/she/it/thing was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship for The Planet posts he/she/it:thing has posted.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
9 months ago

Biden is more confused, than big Mike’s gynecologist.

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

Mike Pence did save American democracy from the clown conspiracy

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

He stabbed America in the back.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

LOL

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

Biden brakes a fart and it’s a shit!

Peet
Peet
9 months ago

The Nilan’s know how to iron it out

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Peet
9 months ago

What is Merideath up to these days?

Hope the poor guy she ran over is better.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
9 months ago
Anybody?
Anybody?
9 months ago

Umm, the cocaine at the white house ?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Anybody?
9 months ago

Hunter had a bad 4th, lost his stash had to spend 4th with Dad, not wired.

Boofie
Boofie
Reply to  Mad Trapper
9 months ago

Wrong Way Out the Doria, holds the yeyo cuz she has a unit who tests purity, she has ppl in place for that.

K9 @ The Peoples House… can be uneasy

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Boofie
9 months ago

Did K9 follow Hunter? Poor puppy broke his nose.

Dr. Wong
Dr. Wong
Reply to  Mad Trapper
9 months ago

Maybe he snort Biden dementia medication

The Downtown Umbrella Guy
The Downtown Umbrella Guy
9 months ago

Sidewalks on both sides of Second Street, but yea lets walk in the road at night.
Then again, maybe a geriatric should not be driving after dark. Everyone in the wrong here.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  The Downtown Umbrella Guy
9 months ago

blood tests for both

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  snark shark
9 months ago

For You, before next months free food on the card.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The Downtown Umbrella Guy
9 months ago

I saw two little girls riding the birdies double, going wrong way, crossing traffic……

Sue Flat Tyer coming up…..

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
9 months ago

The “It’s still relevant.” video from 2015 is something else. The BS flowed off Tyer’s lips like a polished politician who has run for office many times. Talk about buying a lemon from a used car salesperson.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
9 months ago

Mike Lindell/My Pillow has nothing on Hunter….

My Kilo!!!….of coke

Use promo code “big guy” to get 10% off

Shipped via open border by Joe’s imported sex slaves.

Last edited 9 months ago by Mad Trapper
Craig C Gaetani
Craig C Gaetani
Reply to  Mad Trapper
9 months ago

It’s pittsfield tonight has been advertising a June 11th mayoral debate. Funny that I haven’t heard a thing about it. Will someone get hold of Paul Daly and tell him lm running for mayor also?????

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Craig C Gaetani
9 months ago

Craig, run for mayor.

Do it. CC/ex candidates are big piles of feces.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
9 months ago

I’d be happy to see both current/ex CC members defend their records.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Mad Trapper
9 months ago

Both Krol and Marchetti will be spinning like a top trying to obfuscate the reality. That is all they can do. Smoke and mirrors directed at the low info voter. Try not to get dizzy if you watch such debates.

Herb Pease
Herb Pease
Reply to  Mad Trapper
9 months ago

They’ll be dancing around questions like Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Herb Pease
9 months ago

True enough. But the first rule of thumb for their campaign managers is to bend over backwards making sure tough questions do not even get asked.
You cannot defend the indefesnible. i.e. Marchetti totally abandoned the people he swore to serve and he has zero evidence to the contrary. So please do not ask him exactly where he questioned any dubious spending please.

Second rule of thumb is to control the moderator. Get a puppet and give him or her the softball questions and tell him to praise all responses as if he is talking to God himself. If you have an in house radio lackey by all means use him as much a possible.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  snark shark
9 months ago

Isn’t it more likely that the interviewer/moderator wants to ask softball questions because he wants them to come back and also because he does not want to appear biased?

The best method is the old one. Candidates have a debate – freestyle. The moderator keeps it fair and clean.

“Hit to groin! Penalty!”
“Marcetti bit Krol’s ear. Penalty: 10 minutes in the box”

Last edited 9 months ago by Charles Kronick
12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Charles Kronick
9 months ago

Why does Marchetti need ears? He never listens to anyone.

Herb Pease
Herb Pease
Reply to  Craig C Gaetani
9 months ago

Chances are it’ll be a fluff debate. That Daly guy has gone gobsig like Jim Surgeon and PCTV.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Herb Pease
9 months ago

What ever happened ? Did he get a deal he could not turn down?

Herb Pease
Herb Pease
Reply to  snark shark
9 months ago

Ask him, he’s all over social media

Dr. Wong
Dr. Wong
Reply to  Craig C Gaetani
9 months ago

Are all the candidates in Paul Daly’s debate ballot certified Mr. Gaetani?

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Dr. Wong
9 months ago

Mike Daly

pothole
pothole
Reply to  Craig C Gaetani
9 months ago

Get serious and get your signatures! we need you to win. start campaigning and stop blaming others for not inviting you to the party.

Downtown Dweller
Downtown Dweller
Reply to  Craig C Gaetani
9 months ago

It’s Mike Daly and why not got to his website & let him know you’re interested?

Craig C Gaetani
Craig C Gaetani
Reply to  Downtown Dweller
9 months ago

Dweller pothole Dr. Wong herb and Dan thanks for the support
As you know lots of things can change between now and July 28th. I have to position myself to win on the council or for mayor. I have a strategy but you may have to wait until the 28th before I decide where my best shot lays. I will be going against the entire gobsig network and I plan to be successful as mayor or councilor. against them my best opportunity to decide will come on July 27th .thank you all planet posters. Hopefully a new day is coming for the tax and rate payers as my goal is to lighten the load on all city residents. Have a nice weekend everybody

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Craig C Gaetani
9 months ago

With all due respect isn’t it the responsibility of the debate organizer to contact candidates?

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Craig C Gaetani
9 months ago

Indecisive. No energy for a campaign. No plan.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Craig C Gaetani
9 months ago

Best of luck Craig. You would do citizens a service either as Mayor or on CC.

I don’t live in The Pitt, but what goes on there affects me greatly. It is disgusting what the city has become. I have to pass by the begging bums on most every corner, walk over the trash/needles on the sidewalks. Negotiate the slew of human trash of all colors to go shopping.

I remember ALL North St stores open late Thursdays and free parking. That was when North St had stores, Movie Theaters, police foot patrols,…..

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright