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THE LOWLIGHTS OF TUESDAY: COUNCIL BUMBLES THROUGH BALLOT QUESTION & STUMBLES THROUGH ITS JULY ONCE-A-MONTH

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION JULY 14-6, 2023) — While THE PLANET wiles away the hours sipping the perfect martini at Wheatleigh, we have good news to report — in addition to two olives, that is.

The Picklefield City Council has improved 100%!

In July, they only meet once instead of twice. Same with August.

With the Emperor of Ice Cream, we are whipping up concupiscent curds in celebration. THE PLANET can hear now the sparkling tones of John Kiley open the Wurlitzer organ, weaving a spectacular rendition of “The Night They Invented Champagne.”

———- ooo ———-

The bad news is that the council’s July 11 meeting featured triple the amount of nonsense. Kronick excepted, there was so much fawning that city clerk Michelle Benjamin had to put in an emergency call to Joseph Cohen to manufacture more rubber stamps.

Chief among the lowlights of Tuesday had to be the bumbling over a ballot question.

A BALLOT QUESTION!!??

Oh, the humanity.

Why is it with this group that each time the possibility of a ballot question emerges, the rats head for the exits? Peter White — taking time out from his health-food diet of fried chicken, batter-coated potatoes, and Crisco-caked lard — turned on the fire extinguisher, hoping to put out the ballot flame lit by Ken Warren.

Ken Doll wants We the People to weigh in on the question of residency for the police chief: Should sheor she (ED. NOTE: It may come as a surprise to some on the dais, but with gender, those are the only two choices sanity permits) have to reside in Pittsfield?

Simple, right?

———- ooo ———-

Not according to Dumpster Earl Persip. He’s not sure what “yes” and “no” mean. THE PLANET cuts him slack, though, since Dumpster is still trying to master right and left. He knows left inside and out, but right? That has proven elusive to the council’s fashion plate.

The council moved to send the matter to crack city attorney Steve “Perry Mason” Pagnotta. Pags is famous for whispering to a client, “Don’t worry, kid. I’ll get you off with life.”

Look for Pags to come back with this: “Do you support possibly or not having the chief of police living near, in, or within 17 hours driving distance whereas in lieu of the Park Square fountain at least three days every other ontological week in odd months for the Hubbell sublimex?”

What could be cleaner?

Kudos to Ken Doll, though, for attempting to involve We The People. Ken also accounted for our favorite moment of the 1 hour and 55 minutes when he said a ballot question wouldn’t set Armageddon in motion — “Armadeedon,” as he pronounced it.

He comes from the Joe Biden School of Hazy Locution.

———- ooo ———-

The meeting’s other Lowlight came with the approval (Joe Cohen rubber stamping) of the mayor’s picks for the Charter Review Commission. The Lovely Linda stacked the commish with Inside Insiders.

Only Charles Kronick objected.

Sir Chaz, it must be noted, did not have the Groucho Marx blanket objection from Horse Feathers: “Whatever it is I’m against. / And ever since they first commenced it, I’m against it.

No.

He had reasonable concerns of two of the seven members:

  • Mike “Wildfire” McDonald, who served on the previous version of the commission and championed the four-year mayoral term, and
  • Council colleague Dina “Climate Change” Lampiasi.

Sir Chaz reasonably questioned Wildfire’s ability to be unbiased and objective. THE PLANET thinks it’s reasonable because Clint Eastwood, orangutans, and every other living creature knows the commission’s main goal will be to kill or “amend” the charter-objection rule. That would serve the noble purpose of further blunting representative government in Picklefield.

———- ooo ———-

As for Climate Change, Chaz had the line of the night: “The council should not be drafting its own government.” he said Lampiasi has “a clear conflict of interest apparent to anyone with common sense.” Besides which, she’s an Administration stooge.

Patrick “Kave In” Kavey scolded Kronick, saying the council exists for that very purpose. It was a revealing remark, illustrating how Kavey and his mayor-coddling colleagues do not understand the concept of local representative government.

Kavey then “apologized” to McDonald and Lampiasi “that my colleague was unprepared.” It came in reference to Kronick unable to find McDonald’s resume on his laptop.

Low blow, which probably isn’t something knew to the Ward 5 rep.

Sir Chaz raised a point of order with council prez Peter Marchetti: “Mr. Kavey made an invidious comment. … I’m not making a motion. I’m correcting the record. I don’t think Kavey understood a word I said, and I am rebuking him.”

The worst part of the exchange wasn’t the exchange. Actually, Kavey (and earlier, Persip) raised defendable positions. No. The worst part was the silence of Karen “Kal-El” Kalinowsky as she let Kronick to be strung up, alone. Gutless.

Since THE PLANET‘s expose on how Kal’s kitchen drawer missing a few forks and spoons, she’s been shaky at best. The bulb is low wattage, folks, which perhaps accounts for some people believing she has “the common touch.”

September’s preliminary will do away with that nonsense right quick.

Have a great weekend, everybody!

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Toady politicians make water fetchers look like lancers” — Sir Donald Turpentine, Knight of the Bath.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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Ron Kitterman
Ron Kitterman
9 months ago
Sgt. Bazooka
Sgt. Bazooka
Reply to  Ron Kitterman
9 months ago

Thinking of re-enlisting Ronbo?

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  danvalenti
9 months ago

It is distressing; hopefully they’ll just mass on the borders.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Ron Kitterman
9 months ago

I sure hope guys like Kindergarden have military aged sons ready for war. They are staunch defenders of Ukraine, time to put your (tax) money (and now your kids), where your mouths were….

I don’t want to see you white liberals K out in Park Square picketing when it happens either. Remember, YOU wanted this. Orange Man bad. Mean Tweets offended people. Those for-profit bio-labs that Hunter was VP in, need WWIII type protection.

JM any chance you’ll be trying to re-enlist in the Army? The front lines will need people to peel potatoes and/or fill body bags.

TSC-you? Dirty Barry Clairmont, aka-Mr. Worldwide, how about you? Snark certainly can’t forget about you either.

All of you can now defend democracy and show YOUR patriotism for the J6 Insurrection by enlisting or volunteering your time (and kids) for the war efforts in Ukraine.

I already served during wartime. I’ve done my full term. Honorably, I might add. And I’ve been against Ukraine from Day 1.

The US didn’t care about Russia invading Crimea or Georgia, but Ukraine. C’mon man, WAKE UP!!

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

Ukraine is a democracy. Russia’s unprovoked attack on her needed to be defended.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  danvalenti
9 months ago

Believe what, that U is a democracy? Is that the inaccurate, naïve view you are talking about?

Rule 5
Rule 5
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

Victim of MSM

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Rule 5
9 months ago

It’s called patriotism, Rule 5.

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

I knew you were a Trump fan, but I didn’t know you were a fan of Putin and Russia.

Traitor.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  danvalenti
9 months ago

I am the analyst’s analyst, Dan.

You are about as neutral as Glen Beck and Sean Hannity. I think that pegs it just about right. The evidence is your stewardship of this site, which has a decided philosophical bent. You cannot deny this.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

Oh, please analyze me! If your accurate I can get you a good paying job locally for a local firm that would love your talent to know if they should keep investing more than they have already here in Berkshire County and I’m talking millions.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Optimus Prime
9 months ago

They don’t need me; they’re doing fine on their own.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

There is always room to do better.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Optimus Prime
9 months ago

The financiers don’t need my consult.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

You are lystless

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  danvalenti
9 months ago

I know you quite well.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  danvalenti
9 months ago

So you know, then, that I am not myopic but rather have a point of view that is decidedly different from yours.

Our beliefs are quite different.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  danvalenti
9 months ago

Does Dan want a strong NATO or a Trump weakened NATO

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  danvalenti
9 months ago

Jesus, Dan, open your eyes. You support Putin and Russia because your hero does. It is the position of your cohort. Very bad policy to support the enemy’s position over that of your own govt.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

It is not a secret who Dan follows.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  danvalenti
9 months ago

You are being too theoretical, Dan. I would put me at 360-degrees and you at 270-degrees at best. Have you ever left the USA’s borders?

Book larnin’.

Ukraine’s voting record is better than Russia’s. We need to support democracies if we feel that it is philosophically the best choice.

What choice would you support if not democracy?

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

That’s a good post, Dan. I know I help your bottom line. You’re welcome.

I’m not furious angry but furious active.

I wish you could frost my gluteus maximus because then I wouldn’t have to ice it.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

Zelensky was installed by Obama/CIA, just like a toilet. Biden was similarly.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  danvalenti
9 months ago

Hey guys, Trap and Dan, whom do you support? I’ve got the exact same world view as you two, I just choose a different side. USA good, Russia, bad.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

Now, K. Remember who supported Saddam Hussein almost right up to his demise. The US government. And Assad after two massacres at Hama. US gov. And countless hateful narco democracies of the South?
Today, who is supporting China – starting with ‘Most Favored Trading Partner” and selling them like a trillion dollars of US debt? Who brokered a sweetheart deal with the terrorists of Iran, the latest president being one of the kidnappers of US consulate staff and still not held to account? Kerry (John Swiftfoot Kerry. Earner of every military honor possible in just three days of skirmish.)

It’s hard really, to call MT a traitor just for saying that Putin may not be worse than the alternatives out there.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Charles Kronick
9 months ago

Except when the alternative is Biden.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  danvalenti
9 months ago

yep. Too bad we dumped Washington’s warning not to get entangled in foreign messes. USA never did foreign policy well. Maybe WWII & Marshall was successful for Europe. Not sure about us, looking at us today.

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

The people of the Ukraine painfully desired democracy and its freedoms and their response to the Russian invasion was that they have no desire to live under Putins rule.Who would care if if true the CIA helped them.Are cults really so strong now in messaging that some who did know better now don’t want to help countries gain freedom…..There was a poll that 68 % of all republican white male voters would rather live under Trump Authoritarian rule than Bidens democracy that was won by women and minorities voting Democratic

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

Biden was installed TSC.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  danvalenti
9 months ago

You got them

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

But not Georgia or Crimea? Why not K?

What makes Ukraine special?

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
9 months ago

I did not and do not support neutrality on Georgia and Crimea. Crimea especially was a devastating loss.

See, guys, you’ve got to support the issue, not the tribe.

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

Ukraine lost Crimea fair and square, actually. They didn’t defend it, their army sold out. Maybe they figured it was NATO’s responsibility to get it back for them.

The Ukraine army also sold out Kherson and permitted the Russians to cross the Dniepr unopposed in this war too. Same corruption. Same crooks. Same soup.

I would like to see the Ukrainians prevail. But I do not romanticize the people in power there. Read the accounts of foreign volunteers sent by a crooked general to perish front line with no army support. The general got his medals for valor. They died.
I’m certain that US generals rarely, if ever, sent soldiers to perish to burnish their careers.

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

‘arms disappear’

Isn’t that the point of sending arms? I’d be pretty pissed if at the end of this war they had a lot of arms.

Actually, Ukraine is not remarkable for its corruption. That whole slice of geography makes three things things well: wine (West of Ukraine only), bombs, and corruption.

Last edited 9 months ago by Charles Kronick
Dr. Wong
Dr. Wong
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
9 months ago

Biden get layoffs

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
9 months ago

It was to shut up Zelensky from spilling the beans on the Biden crime cartel and others in Congress

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Mad Trapper
9 months ago

That may well be, Trapper, but you/we don’t know that.

And if it is true, so what? Whose side are you on? That is the most relevant question.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

More revelations have came out from Hunter’s laptop from hell. He and his father’s involement Burmisa, and influence pedaling and extortion while Joe was VP. THE FIB knew about this going back to at least 2019.

There are many more crooked politicians and bureaucrats. Both liberals and conservatives. The whole country has went to hell in a few short years.

They have mostly done bad things to America, not for America.

They looted the Armed forces supplies, and US Treasury to fund the War in Ukraine, with no accountability.
The weapons have shown up scattered all over the earth, and who knows the money ended up.

Mike Pence just shot any of his chances of getting elected. He’s always been a slimy bassturd. Tucker took him to task.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/07/wow-tucker-carlson-just-ended-mike-pences-entire/

“You’re running for President. You are distressed that Ukrainians don’t have enough American tanks?! EVERY city in the U.S. has become much worse over the past three years…and it’s VISIBLE. Our economy has degraded…suicide rate has jumped…crime has exponentially increased and yet your concern is that the Ukrainians – country that most people can’t find on a map who’ve received tens of billions of US tax dollars don’t have enough tanks!” Tucker said.Tucker continued, “I think it’s a fair question to ask, where’s the concern for the United States?”
That’s not my concern,” Pence said. “Tucker, I’ve heard that routine from you before but that’s not my concern!”

Last edited 9 months ago by Mad Trapper
Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Mad Trapper
9 months ago

The gateway pundit is about as reliable as MSNBC and FOX.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

MSNBC is marketing driven media. FOX is solid, but highly biased in similar ways to WAPO. NYT is reasonably good when they don’t make stuff up, which they generally do when they need a reporter to win them a Pulizter (based on fiction written in the reporter’s apartment after work hours.) (It’s hit or miss with NYT.)

Gateway Pundit has some good reporting.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Mad Trapper
9 months ago

Wow! USA better be his concern because without us in strong positions across the board many places around the world will be soaked up by China with backing of a few others.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Optimus Prime
9 months ago

Yes, Optimus, thank you.

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

He will watch FOX and get back to you

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Optimus Prime
9 months ago

Biden family has shady dealings with China also.

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

This is just plain stupid from the FOX /Putin /Trump blond misinformation to old angry white elderly males who miss Rush

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

The brainwashing has worked for you TSC.

Are you still wearing a mask too?

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  danvalenti
9 months ago

Dan, the antiwar candidate.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  danvalenti
9 months ago

Dan, you shouldn’t support Russia’s military moves, period. It is precisely the MAGA cohort’s position.

Gee, I wonder why MAGA supports Russia?

As Jon would say, sarcasm.

Can you MAGA folk figure out why MAGA supports Russia?

The fish rots from the head down.

I’m not surprised that posters here don’t know. But I am surprised that Dan doesn’t see it for what it is.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

I have no love for Russia, but we should not be bankrupting America with support for Ukraine, especially since the funds are seemingly going down an endless black hole.

What should be happening is peace talks.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  danvalenti
9 months ago

Your boy Trump was weakening NATO for the Putin invasion putting all of western Europe at the mercy of Putin and Trump.Thoughtful border countries of Russia saw the treat and asked to be included in the new energized NATO…..FOX hate Biden and love the Putin expansion.When did you turn on America?

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  The school committee
9 months ago

But, Ukraine is not a member of NATO. Germany, the largest member, refused to contribute this war because they had business encumbrances with the Russians. Seems to me, as sanctions gradually peeled back decades of German business investment that began in 1994, their reticence also wore thin. But really, what does NATO have to do with Ukraine.Even Finland is more concerned about its Eastern border and Sweden the Baltic islands (thus wanting to join) than what is actually happening on the Black Sea.

I doubt that Ukraine will ever be allowed into NATO. Maybe….

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
9 months ago

My 3 boys are all over 35 so I don’t have that particular worry, Markus, and you don’t have that worry either, because you have no children. How do I know? Your posts give you away.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

Much like your political party affiliation, you again would be wrong K.

I have three adult children who are all educated and in great careers.

When they went off to college, I warned them of liberal profs like you. Educated idiots.

Luckily, they listened and didn’t fall for liberal brainwashing.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
9 months ago

I apologize. When I’m wrong I’m wrong.

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

Putin should be allowed to invade any democracy he wants.MAGAs always wanted Putin over Biden….MAGA is a Oligarchy supporting Cult

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Ron Kitterman
9 months ago

WWB
World War Biden

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Optimus Prime
9 months ago

It is a tough world. I’m beginning to believe you guys (Dan, Trap, Markus, Optimus….) have never left the borders of the US or learned a foreign language. Talk about myopic.

Sometimes you need to risk Brinkmanship to stay ahead of the enemy. Believe me, Russia is not cutting us any breaks.

Путин хочет победить США!

You can take it to the bank.

Gee, will this make it past Dan’s censors?

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

You keep racking up the losses K. Again, you are wrong. I have traveled to numerous foreign countries. What’s your point?

You speak a foreign language. That’s very cool K. I won’t diminish that. I always wish I learned how to speak Spanish. Again, what’s your point?

You seem to gloss over the fact that Obama/Xiden ILLEGALLY spied on an incoming President Trump and his people under now proved false pretenses. That doesn’t concern you or bother you?

You’ve got a doctorates degree. Based on your posts, I’m 100% positive you helped to try and indoctrinate young learners into left leaning positions when you taught.

It’s easy to do when you control their grades, huh K? Not much opposition to your ‘great white hope’ opinions and feelings when you pontificate in a classroom.

I have a graduate’s degree and sat through many classes listening to prof’s like you preach the left-leaning positions with ZERO opposition.

Here on The Planet, you get plenty of feedback and put in your place. You’re not used to it and don’t like it.

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

Danny, you don’t know me.

Negative feedback is my stock in trade.

Last edited 9 months ago by Kindergarden
The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  danvalenti
9 months ago

Cult information is called propaganda

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
9 months ago

I welcome the debate. I relish opposing, negative feedback, even more than Dan.

You don’t know me from squat.

I never, never waxed political with my students. What they believe is their right. I didn’t try to indoctrinate anyone, ever.

You mean, you have a graduate degree, not a graduate’s degree. I have a doctoral degree, not a doctorate’s degree.

My point in your never having learned a foreign language is that you missed out on the opportunity to take the perspective of another culture.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

It’s always the a**hole that corrects simple grammar mistakes on a blog.

Gracias Prof.

And I’m sure you didn’t “wax” your students. As long they agreed with you.

Me being stationed in different countries during my military days didn’t afford me to “learn the culture?” But you sitting in a classroom learning a foreign language did. Right on, Prof!!

Is me grammer correct Prof?

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

Your grammar is fine but your spelling is off.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

No retort to my “learning their culture,” by actually being there, versus learning in a classroom K?

I don’t let you deflect.

You asked for a debate Prof, how did you learn your foreign “culture” initially.

Not after immersion into a foreign language class, but personal experience.

It lends to the ole adage, “ those who can do, and those you can’t….right, Prof?

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

Yes, you learn the language by walking the streets, not sitting in a classroom.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

He isn’t the first or the last that wants to defeat the USA. China is a threat also.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Optimus Prime
9 months ago

Indeed so. Of course we have to keep our eyes on them.

我们必须偷偷地监视他们

Dr. Wong
Dr. Wong
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

That say help me I trapped in fortune cookie factory

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Dr. Wong
9 months ago

Talk about bad grammar….

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

Lithuanian is my second language because my grandma came from Vilnius so I learned Lithuanian growing up. Grandfather (her husband) Russian). So yeah, I learned different languages.I’ve visited both places a few times.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Optimus Prime
9 months ago

I was wrong; I apologize.

That is way cool, Optimus. My grandfather worked outside of Vilnius as a furniture maker till he was 19 and escaped the czar to NYC. He learned Russian, Lithuanian and Yiddish before he learned English.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Ron Kitterman
9 months ago

Well, they are volunteers, not draftees.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

A lot more fruits and nuts too.

This Just In
This Just In
9 months ago

A bag of cocaine was discovered in council chambers. Everyone is a suspect except sleepy Jim Conant who was ruled out immediately.

Sum Sityouashion
Sum Sityouashion
Reply to  This Just In
9 months ago

So at the latest parks commission meeting they have a guy on there who’s asking for this and that to use the parks for an event,he doesn’t live in Pittsfield and the last time I seen him he was at a city council meeting during open Mike commenting he called the Miguel Estrella death a murder?

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Sum Sityouashion
9 months ago

Doubt there are any ordinances prohibiting outside groups from using a city park for one time events. Art fairs, etc… are common examples

Sum Sityouashion
Sum Sityouashion
Reply to  Charles Kronick
9 months ago

I’m talking about the Source Charles. The guys a troublemaker

Simon Ives
Simon Ives
Reply to  Sum Sityouashion
9 months ago

Michael Hitchcock?

Sum Sityouashion
Sum Sityouashion
Reply to  Simon Ives
9 months ago

I believe so.

Simon Ives
Simon Ives
Reply to  Sum Sityouashion
9 months ago

Soft spoken A hole

Sub ‘n Beef
Sub ‘n Beef
Reply to  This Just In
9 months ago

And he will somnambulate into another term. No one wants that job.

Rule 5
Rule 5
9 months ago

Snow White and Dopey had a son named Pete.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Rule 5
9 months ago

and as I recall, he was on the spectrum

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
9 months ago

I had a nice time eating pizza, playing cards, and watching the Jeopardy! game show on TV tonight (Thursday, 7/13/2023) with my parents and Aunt and Uncle’s family friends from Pittsfield, Massachusetts, who visited us in Southern New Hampshire. I asked them what they thought about Mayor Linda Tyer. I said that I think that she is one of the good mayors of Pittsfield, while her predecessors were stinkers. She is intelligent and she knows what she is doing. It is sad to see Mayor Linda Tyer step down. They agreed with me, and they told me that they will be voting for Peter Marchetti for Mayor of Pittsfield later this year. I asked them about the 2018 Berkshire Museum selling its historic Norman Rockwell two paintings that the world-famous artist donated to the museum as an act of charity to the people of Berkshire County, as well as the museum’s other historical paintings. They said that it was a choice between the Berkshire Museum closing or staying open. We all agreed that it should not have happened, of course.

Pittsfield city council deliberates dropping residence requirement as search for new permanent police chief gets going | WAMC

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
9 months ago

JM by weekends end, I feel this post will come close to, or even break your Planet record of 46 thumbs down on one post.

You were just bitc*ing a few posts ago how Flat Tyer blocked you on social media. Now you are singing her praises. Make up your mind.

Have you contacted your local Army recruiter about helping out the Ukraine war efforts JM?

Mean tweets and guy talk offended you so much, YOU voted for this. You’ve been a staunch defender of Ukraine and that Putin is evil. Spare some young kid from getting called up and having to go to war and dying. You should take his/her place.

Make that discharge of yours truly Honorable.

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Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
9 months ago

But, it’s satire. I believe that Jon Melle is obliquely informing us of the power of the mob that runs our town.

It’s a technique that was oft used by POW’s writing home.
“They feed us very well here, and the commanding officer is so kind and smart. Last night’s dinner was worm infested, and he apologized and agreed it was very bad and I think the food will be great now.”

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Sum Sityouashion
Sum Sityouashion
Reply to  Charles Kronick
9 months ago

Please Charles,do not confirm what he spews on here as he is right sometimes but has a track RECORD of being one of the biggest flip flippers on here. You just can’t trust that kind.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Charles Kronick
9 months ago

Tell old Roger to use real enamel.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

Tell Old Roger To Use Real Enamel.

I used that example in SERE training our aircrew members before their flights over enemy territory.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

Not the latex crap

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Gobsig
9 months ago

The first letters spell out a secret word.

Dr. Wong
Dr. Wong
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

You learn in army?

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
9 months ago

Sounds like he has two mayor blow up dolls. One being good mayor and one being bad mayor. Sounds like good mayor doll was the choice last night. When his e mails get blocked bad mayor pays dearly.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Optimus Prime
9 months ago

Sadly though, they both charge him for their services.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  snark shark
9 months ago

Holy shit ! My heart monitor just went crazy when I read that. Couldn’t stop laughing.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
9 months ago

I wish I could be a Special Forces Soldier and take out Putin and then Edward Snowden in Russia. Then I would re-earn my honorable discharge and military awards as a Soldier in the U.S. Army over two decades ago, as well as my VA benefits as a 100 percent service-connected disabled Veteran.

As for Mayor Linda Tyer, I have supported her in Pittsfield politics over the past 20 years. It doesn’t mean I agree with everything that she did as Mayor from 2016 to mid-2023 so far. Overall, I believe that Mayor Linda Tyer is a good mayor because she is intelligent, and she knows what she is doing. No sarcasm or subversive techniques here. Mayor Linda Tyer has received praise from state and local officials throughout Massachusetts. She led Pittsfield through the Covid-crisis. In 2016, she inherited a mess from the Doyle debacle, the Hathaway hack, the Ruberto regime, and the Bianchi bust.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
9 months ago

I guess I was wrong.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
9 months ago

Leave his vet status alone or I’ll jump down your throat, Markus. You as a fellow vet owe him that.

Don’t you realize that his posts are a symptom of his 100% disability? Leave him alone.

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Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

No, I will not. I have mentioned to him that he should consult professional help for his paranoia and other disorders.

Keeping a 30+ year grudge is not healthy, nor normal.

Stay in your lane Prof. Victim mentality doesn’t fly with me. Maybe in your ivory-tower world, but not in mine.

You were a white male officer during your military days, correct Prof?

Isn’t that “white privilege” you great white hopes keep shoving down our throats?

I was enlisted. Parents didn’t have a lot of money Prof.
Why am I telling you? You had/have white privilege. You have ZERO idea what it’s like.

Can’t research life experience Prof. No matter how hard you try.

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Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
9 months ago

Sorry again, Markus, I was E-4 when I got out. I signed up at 17 with my parents’ signature cuz they had no $$. You are batting 0.000. I started with much less than you. I support AA and other liberal causes not because I benefited from them but because it’s the right thing to do.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

You were not enlisted in VN and in military intelligence K.

Hate to call you out as a bullshi**ter, but my step father lost in eye in his third term in VN.

What I told him your career field, he laughed and said you were an officer and not NEAR the front lines.

BTW-I too took a bullet to the head in the Gulf War and NEVER claimed victim after numerous surgeries and rehab.

Sure you want to head down this road Prof?

You WERE NOT an enlisted Army soldier in VN. Post your DD-214.

Back it you Prof. I’ve tossed my hand on the table.

Your next Prof. DD-214 proves it. Redact your name/any bio info. I only need your MOS, rank at discharge, and reenlist code, to verify your info.

You asked for a debate Prof, here you go. Ball’s in your court.

Correct grammar, speling, for yoye, to understand and/or comprehend Prof?

I need that 3.5 or better to achieve Summa Cum Laude honors.

Even though you pontificate to young minds which do ZERO ABOUT.

Can’t name one thing you’ve done for the black community, but will preach as the ‘great white hope.’

Blame gun violence on black youth killing each other in record numbers. Right prof?

You want to impress me, how much time have you spent in a ghetto where you are DESPISED, no matter what you are there for K?

I have.

Not researched, but have been there in person. I’ve also been physically assaulted too. Not people calling me names, like “honked,” “whitey,” you Prof? I was there TO HELP.

Personally there been there, have medical records to back up my claims, you K? Or just researched or “studied?”

I’ll email my records to Dan to back up my claims K.

Again, You, enlisted PhD Prof?

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
9 months ago

No, I do not want to head down that road. Sorry, Mark, that I’ve made you so angry. No, I’m not going to do something so incredibly foolish as give you my redacted DD-214. Everything I’ve ever said here is true; you’ll just have to take my word for it. If you don’t believe it I certainly understand, but it’s not my problem.

You don’t have to prove anything to me; I accept everything you’ve claimed as true. I admire and respect you and your stepfather for your service and injuries. I suffered no injuries or disability during my service.

You are correct in saying I’ve never spent time in a black ghetto, and have done nothing concrete to solve the problems in the black ghetto.

I do, nonetheless, have the right to state my views on this board. I am of course aware that my views are in the minority here. I do not harbor a lot of hope that I can change any minds on this board, but I’d rather do that than preach to the choir in my own silo somewhere else.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

AA is not a liberal cause it was started by an individual needing help to stop his addiction,

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
9 months ago

Depends what the first A stands for

Freud
Freud
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

Anyone who uses the phrase “it’s the right thing to do speaks in clichés and is of low intelligence.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Freud
9 months ago

I guess, then, that, according to your criteria, I am of low intelligence.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
9 months ago

Leave his vet status alone, Markus.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

Nope-you’ll read my response to your above post when it clears waivers.

At what year did you start teaching kids about victim mentality?

Instead of addressing the issue of mental health, it’s easier to place the blame on others, huh Prof?

This way it provides a “built in excuse” if said “victim” blows a gasket.

Like a tranny murdering school children.

Avoid the obvious and blame guns.

Of course while also wearing a blindfold and bag over your head to all the young black youths killing each other in record numbers, week in and week out.

These same black kids you great white hopes keep talking about, but do ZERO for.

Sound about correct Prof?

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Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
9 months ago

Look in the mirror, Markus.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

Sorry Prof, spent many years and broke a few bones trying to help those in low-income areas, only to despised.

Not studied or researched Prof, but personally.

You Prof?

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
9 months ago

No wonder you feel the way you do.

Sum Sityouashion
Sum Sityouashion
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
9 months ago

Are you related to Moonbat?..

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
9 months ago

I would imagine the suits very much want to be able to pick their own police chief. A key position which needs to be controlled tightly as history has shown. Not looking to see an independent thinker appointed to this position.

Keep digging at Kalinowsky. Krol needs all the help he can get. If one cannot build oneself up it might be necessary to tear the opponent down theory. Shows a tad of desperation if you ask me.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  fizzlehead
9 months ago

Fizz-you are correct. I’m sure the DIE office, BBEC, the Cultural Competency Coach, and Denny “police hunt POC” Powell, will want to have THEIR input on it as well.

As the winners of the large tax-payer cash grab, otherwise known as Flat Tyer’s ARPA recipients have shown, qualifications mean NADA. Skin color is all that matters.

Don’t believe me, ask Alex Blumin about his “Vibe” application results from the BBEC.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
9 months ago

Spill it, Markus.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

As you would tell one of your students, do your own work Prof.

I’m not grade dependent on you.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
9 months ago

No you aren’t, thank God.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

Must be a tough pill to swallow to look at that PhD degree hanging on your “I love myself wall” and all of your other degrees and “awards,” you indoctrin….earned as a Prof, and repeatedly get your as* handed to you by myself and others on The Planet.

Correcting simple grammar is your retort. That screams LEADER, huh K?

Let the cat out of the bag. What college did you pontificate your ‘great white hope’ at K?

I’d like to research it and find out what your students truly thought about you and your teachings.

If you have nothing to hide, shouldn’t hesitate at all with the college you taught at K.

I personally know Dan is well liked and respected as a Prof. K. I might have even taken one of Dan’s classes, but that’s for another time K.

Let’s see your results….

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Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
9 months ago

No, Markus, it’s not a tough pill to swallow. I’m pretty comfortable in my own skin and confident in my own beliefs. And no, you contacting students could not possibly have a good result.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

Thanks for confirming that you didn’t like push back on your ideas in class or the kid would get a poor grade

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
9 months ago

I don’t recall confirming that, and no, I didn’t do that.

BTW, I never said I was a prof. You all inferred that.

The school committee
The school committee
9 months ago

NATO is 100% behind the defense of the democratic Ukraine in order to save it from Trumps invading Oligarchy leading friend Vladimir Putin where the wealthy class leads the pitiful poor people of Russia.Putin is one of the strongman who Trump and 17 Republicans admire.Why did these men meet ?Who is now against NATO intervention in helping the Ukraine….Patriots my ass

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

Barry Sotero and Biden installed crooked Zelensky just like Biden was here, that started the whole problem in Ukraine.

Zelensky was killing ethnic Russians for years, in eastern UK. He’s crossdressing queer, D-DATS seem to love them, literally.

I trust Putin more than MSM here.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Mad Trapper
9 months ago

Whoa, folks, there you have it. Trapper, like his idol, trusts Putin more than he trusts our own mainstream media.

That is traitorous, anti-USA thinking. No wonder our republic is in trouble. When our populace believes Russia’s oligarch rather than our own news reports, our republic is truly in peril.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

Questioning our media is traitorous? And anti-USA thinking?

What I suspect MT is saying is that he gives more weight to the Russian propaganda information machine than the MSN propaganda information machine.

I don’t give any trust to Putin’s media as it is strictly driven to invigorate domestic audiences. MSN, I trust a little more, but not much. It’s not a news source, it’s all totally unverifiable.

The stuff about Zelensky is more of a conflation of character portraits.

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Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
9 months ago

Lots of uncensored worldwide information can be found on SW radio.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  danvalenti
9 months ago

The rest of your readers should read the same sources. Unfortunately, they don’t.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

And you know this how? What a buffoon.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Gobsig
9 months ago

True, it is my inference and I don’t know for sure.

But I’d bet $$.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  danvalenti
9 months ago

Best to read stuff from credible reporters. Were they present? Are they producing past stories that match what is known to be true? Reading too much junk gives you a lot of junk to sift through. Might as well read the Daily Express and accept 10′ illegal green gooey eyed aliens took over the backyard of a kid in LA.

When I want real news, I find it. When I want to know about intergalactic maroons, I go to the DE.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Charles Kronick
9 months ago

“What I suspect MT is saying is that he gives more weight to the Russian propaganda information machine than the MSN propaganda information machine.“

Exactly correct. Very bad choice.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

Roughly the same. They are driven by similar objectives. Quality of reporters the same.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Charles Kronick
9 months ago

We are correct in questioning our media. But when we put our trust in the other side, that is traitorous.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

No it is not. I am not obligated by faith in the American Dream to believe domestic reporters, or not doubt foreign. Really, that is over the top. What about immigrants who still read the Oslo Times and believes, correctly, that the NYT has a habit of making stuff up?

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Charles Kronick
9 months ago

You’re smarter than that, Charles.

Simon Ives
Simon Ives
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

Putin/MSM/Democrats… toss up

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

I have no trust of democrats or the MSM, and the 3 letter government agencies, ie THE FIB, CDC et al.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Mad Trapper
9 months ago

The problem, Trapper, is that you put more trust in Putin and his machine than in your own govt’s machine.

эта машина плохая!

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

Track record of US government has been dismal the last 2 1/2 years. Lies censorship and deciet.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Mad Trapper
9 months ago

i before e except after c

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

Nu, mozhet biet’, no kazhetsa chto Putin i Biden odinakovoi. Raznetsa – chto nibut’?

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Charles Kronick
9 months ago

Ia dumaya shto Putin plohai Biden horoshui.

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Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

Ya doomaiyooo chto Putin plokhoi malcheek Hooligan. Oi! Kashmar! no Biden tak yooomiii. Spais!

Loochshe, kazhetsa mne yadayada yada

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Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

MSM is heavily influenced by cultural Marxism. I don’t trust it or Putin or democrats.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Gobsig
9 months ago

Cultural Marxism? You obviously have no idea what that is.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

Research the Frankfurt school and Marcuse you moron.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Gobsig
9 months ago

You idiot. As if I didn’t know.

Simon Ives
Simon Ives
Reply to  The school committee
9 months ago

Word salad

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  The school committee
9 months ago

Totally support TSC’s comment here.

Simon Ives
Simon Ives
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

A salad needs a dressing

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  The school committee
9 months ago

Again wrong Berkshire County, though blue as Socialism, is not 100% Democrat supporting populace, especially the younger generation that see quite well the product stinks that the Dems are selling. They question if Putin is Trumps man why did the Biden’s get millions from the Mother Land??

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
9 months ago

Trump loves Putin because he’s the world’s richest man. He wants a piece of that.

Under The Influenc-er
Under The Influenc-er
9 months ago

Someone said the greed gene; it not that. It’s consciousness. The consciousness gene. Think about it.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Under The Influenc-er
9 months ago

You can define greed but you can’t define consciousness.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  danvalenti
9 months ago

You’d better write Dan Dennett quick and tell him!

Pothole
Pothole
9 months ago

I believe a few important local ballot questions are good and will increase voter turnout and they force the candidates into talking publicly about what their stances are. Also why not hear from the people? I truly believe when things like this get squashed it’s because the councilors don’t really want to hear or care what the people want. It’s a lower trip which I guess is why many people run for these positions. In this case my opinion is that hiring from the city is the only
Way to go. It’s like buying local and a local officer who is invested in our community may be more likely to know it better and the challenges we face and also care more about it. Just my two cents.

Sum Sityouashion
Sum Sityouashion
Reply to  Pothole
9 months ago

Well. That all goes back to the philosophy I was elected to make the tough votes.And there in lies the problem, the people voting aren’t all of the people voting it’s just their Cabal.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Sum Sityouashion
9 months ago

That’s it in a nutshell. I’d have left it alone if I saw this first.

Sum Sityouashion
Sum Sityouashion
Reply to  Charles Kronick
9 months ago

I got that one from the Man from Mensah.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Sum Sityouashion
9 months ago

sp

Sum Sityouashion
Sum Sityouashion
Reply to  Pothole
9 months ago

So the Pittsfield School Committee-which owns the w t b r radio license, a formerly run students program,after moving the studio from the old Taconic High School to P C T V and building a brand radio station for it and subsequently wanted to continue that programming as a radio station? Why is that particular venue,the former school licensed show not done at the new studio? Wow?

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Sum Sityouashion
9 months ago

Wasn’t that Krols show? How did he get to run that place? Connections?

Sum Sityouashion
Sum Sityouashion
Reply to  snark shark
9 months ago

I’m mystyfield at the thumbs down. It’s a political and arts show. License held by schools.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Sum Sityouashion
9 months ago

Mystified. Jesus.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Sum Sityouashion
9 months ago

Why are there big school buses running all over the city all day long in late July? Who is picking up whom and where are they going in these huge gas guzzling buses? Is there ANY effort whatsoever to save a buck in this city?

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  danvalenti
9 months ago

Oh cut it out. Those busses are legit. My brother’s summer job and school and camp for the kids.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  fizzlehead
9 months ago

Hey, my brother drives one of those. They are for summer school and summer camps.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

But do we need an 80 passenger bus to deliver six kids?

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  fizzlehead
9 months ago

Yeah, it’s overkill and a waste, but it’s what they have available.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

Kind of like much of tyers total lack of operational control. How many new city vehicles were bought in the last four years? City vehicles of every color are everywhere. Does every city employee have their own city vehicle too? I see one street that has four of them parked in driveways at night. This is just one street. And these same vehicles are often there in the daytime as well. It almost seems like tyer does not give a rats ass about the taxpayers. (Marchetti either)

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  snark shark
9 months ago

A fresh argument for golf cart styled muni-cars.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Pothole
9 months ago

The arguments of White and Sherman support my claim that City Government has wandered far off from the interests and reach of the people.

The argument against referendums is that the general public does not understand the logic behind ballot question*. They therefore are prone to either ‘wing it’ or make a bad decision otherwise. The second arg. is that only a minority of voters participate, therefore a question falls to the hands of an small group.

First assumption: a bad outcome is inherently terrible; much worse than the status quo. That assumption is the one that should be debated by the Council. The Council’s task is to safeguard ballot questions that they generate from adversity based on irretrievable failure as opposed to personal bias. Bike Lanes are a good example. Bike Lanes pro con do not present catastrophic implications. Lampiasi attempted to interject Death, but that obviously has no wheels.

Secondary assumption: a minority of voters will likely choose poorly for the majority. That could be true, but you must also assume that the majority of voters who participate also make, likely, a bad choice. That contradicts the accepted assumption that voters vote their interests. The argument further suggests that elections in general are bad for the same reasons.

Therefore, the primary assumption under both arguments is that votes are incapable of making an informed and beneficial choice. Voters are biased, elites, and uninformed being the rule, elections are inherently unsatifactory. Maybe we should go back to only property owners voting, or being employed by the State, or being a member of an exclusive club? A degree from Williams College and Ivy leagues? Exclude UMass and state schools? Primary owners of Berkshire Roots, Maximillian, etc…?

*This applies to ALL ballot questions. None are ‘simple’ enough. Yes/NO answers are inherently complex. All issues are so complex that an elected body must decide the measure. Even then, they are so complex that simple questins are referred to department heads and committees to be explored. Most ideas wind up under a buried pile of council referred papers that are dumped onto hapless Directors’ desks, “Here, figure this out.”

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Charles Kronick
9 months ago

This administration and its enablers have pretty much taken the democracy out of local government. It is actually not unlike a reverse insurrection.
What was the reason so many fled England so many years ago to start anew in a new land?? Oh, same thing there.

Get out if you can. Your children deserve better. You deserve better. Much better.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  snark shark
9 months ago

I evacuated my daughter.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Charles Kronick
9 months ago

You will never regret that. I am sure it makes you sad that you do not see her as often as you like but sometimes if you really love someone you have to let them go.

And it seems that the only young people moving in are the ones that come with immigrant families and homeless migrators. Sad for them but hopefully better than where they were.
But it is true that educated Pittsfield parents send their children to outside high schools and if and when they go off to college or the military very few of them return here except to visit family.

And why in the hell would they?

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  fizzlehead
9 months ago

Sorry Fizz, I’m back after 50-year hiatus. This place needs work.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

It definitely needs work. But it is such an uphill climb, against deep rooted embedded forces, that you have zero chance of making any headway in the time you have left.
Are you sure Pittsfield is the hill you want to die on? Perhaps you should analyze the depth of the problem and decide if painting or writing might be a more satisfying way to live out your years.
Fixing Pittsfield is like pushing water up a hill with a cheese grater. It does not want to be helped and it is going to fight you every inch of the way. People are going to fight like hell to keep control of that ever growing 205 million dollar budget and they do not want anyone in their way. Cut your losses.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  fizzlehead
9 months ago

Yes, Pittsfield is the hill I want to die on, if not Windsor where 3 generations are buried or Plainfield where 7 of my generations are buried.

Pittsfield is well worth the effort, more than Boca. Both are satisfying. Not painting or writing but golf and pickleball.

Last edited 9 months ago by Kindergarden
ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  fizzlehead
9 months ago

I was thinking of buying a very expensive house on the lake until I realized how much money I would be donating to the city leaders. Decided against it and am now looking outside the area.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
9 months ago

Wise move. As any money manager with an ounce of integrity will tell you, that if you look at the trajectory of Pittsfield property taxes, owning property in Pittsfield, without special interest tax abatement s, is a bad investment.

And with the debt load the city has burdened itself with, taxpayers are in for a long rough ride. A long rough ride. Sounds like a good name for a movie. A movie about how ghost towns become ghost towns actually.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  fizzlehead
9 months ago

No, I am delighted that her visits to me involve crossing two state lines. She has broken free from the terrible gravitational suck of Berkshire County.

Thanks for your kind words. Berk County, Pittsfield in particular, is a horrible place to settle immigrants. It ensures their failure. Lousy schools being the primary issue. Lack of employment opps number two. Lack of investment opps number three. It’s as though Boston wants them to fail. Wonder why.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Charles Kronick
9 months ago

No Chaz, democracy rules. Vox populi, one vote per person, is still the best answer.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

Tell it to the Council. They have doubts anyone should vote on anything.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Charles Kronick
9 months ago

Oh cut it out Chaz. The Menshevic view of minority rule is just as bad as the idea of the electoral college. Vox populi means all the people. The polity has the right to make its own mistakes. It is our choice, be it right or wrong.

Your non-belief in elections is shocking and appalling.

You are teetering on the edge of autocracy.

Last edited 9 months ago by Kindergarden
ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

Think Chaz was pushing for the votes of the people that is the opposite of Autocracy, although with your Orwellian speech I can’t answer for you

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
9 months ago

“ a minority of voters will likely choose poorly for the majority. That could be true, but you must also assume that the majority of voters who participate also make, likely, a bad choice. That contradicts the accepted assumption that voters vote their interests. The argument further suggests that elections in general are bad for the same reasons.”

Not sure what you mean with your Orwellian comment.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

That is the argument of the Council, K. Councilor White and Sherman argued that point, in so many words, to explain why ballot questions are a bad idea . Sherman said, “I get many calls from voters who don’t know how to vote on these questions.” I assume he means to say that voters don’t understand them, and therefore make bad choices.

That is not my argument.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Charles Kronick
9 months ago

I see.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

Satire there, K. Satire.

Electoral College is a great institution. Truly, it is the work of the most inspired minds and reflects deep and perfect thinking. Designed to guard against the potential for regional groups of states wielding demagogic powers to overrule weaker states. Remember, the primary argument against ratification was the fear that cash rich states such as NY, would use their monopolistic control of capital (they owned ALL the bank charters, and they controlled who got them otherwise) to exert electoral power of the agrarian South. They were completely correct in that fear, and the only problem with the Electoral College is that it has lost its capacity to protect against populist majorities.

If anything, we should incorporate electoral college concept to issues of regional school consolidations and building. Example: DAlton wants a new school, they expect poor towns such as Hinsdale and Windsor to pay in. They hold an election, and wins with 5,000 votes for from DAlton, 500 against from DAlton. 100 votes for from poor towns. !000 votes against from poor towns. NOT FAIR!

BTW, ‘Mensheviks’ were actually the majority. The Bolsheviks were a minority, so they called themselves ‘The Majority’ because it sounded better.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Charles Kronick
9 months ago

Good post. I agree with most of your points, except I feel the system doesn’t need to protect against populist majorities.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  danvalenti
9 months ago

Founding Fathers never really talked a lot about democracy. Every tyrant gets elected afterall. They were focused on a government that guarded against tyranny.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

There is a growing conflict between rural parts of states, comprising a large number of people and a geographic majority (acreage) versus urban concentrations. The urban, due to their great numbers, get huge representations in the State Congresses, and make the rural pay for their policies.. Further, these urban legislators attack rural interests with draconian firearm laws and other notions. So, you read about growing movements of secession with portions of Oregon wanting to secede and join Idaho. This trend will continue. In Massachusetts, half the population here is conservative, but the Congress is 99.5% progressive (and I am not even talking about parties. I’m talking about political policy and personalities.) Upstate NY and Western MA would make a logical union for a new state. Why? All of our tax dollars go to Boston. then a few pennies, using TFB’s phrase comes back to pave a few miles of roads. The rest goes to fund ESL programs that we accept in exchange for accepting immigrants that Boston does not want to educate. Same goes for Upstate NY who see most of their taxes go to NYC. (A Cuomo even tried to seize ventilators from upstate hospitals for NYC during Covid while planting patients in every motel up there.)

This is the impact of populist majorities, and it is why I believe we need electoral colleges to be replicated in local levels. Failure to address the tyranny that results from populist democracies will result in conflict and secession.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Charles Kronick
9 months ago

Sherman and White must be blessed by the gods. They know what’s good for us.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  Pothole
9 months ago

Problem is even if the people vote one way, if the powers to be don’t like the answer they don’t follow through. Look at the state and the income tax. Everyone in the 90’s voted for the income tax to return to 5% and we still haven’t gotten there

Flogging Molly
Flogging Molly
9 months ago

Mumble mouth Warren threw together a shitty ballot question petition for the agenda. It’s ok if you want to give him credit for suggesting it, but he fails miserably in doing it correctly. He wants to leave it to Duh Pagnotta to draft the question? That’s not the solicitors job, his responsibility is to make sure what Mumbles proposes is legal wording. It’s up to MarbleMouth to actually take the time to draft the ballot question to say what he wants to ask the voters to give an opinion on. This is the exact buffoonery that doomed councilor Horseface’s attempt at a bike lane ballot question, not having an actual question drafted and ready for the ballot except for the solicitors opinion that it was in legal form. I would have loved to hear ol mumbles make an argument before a judge during is so called legal career although I suspect the only court appearances he probably ever made was to defend his own stalking and harassment charges.
And enough already out of the Flamboyant Gay Councilor Bart Simpson Hair Kavey. That guy is a huge waste of oxygen. He contributes nothing of substance and makes ridiculous performances like the other night. He’s a bullshitter at best who relies on his overuse of pot to even come up with creative statements. He’s a hero in his own mind.
Come on Lampiasi you were going to abstain (because that was the legal thing to do) but changed your mind because of Crocknik. So to make a stand against looney Charles you decided to make an illegal vote instead of abstaining like you legally should have?
BTW, if you want to see the definition of boner killer and birth control go catch a view of the Shit’s Pittsfield Tonight’s poor attempt at a mayoral debate and take a look at Karen Horseface. She looks like a horse caught in the headlights. The looks that she makes in that taping are priceless and could be models for a halloween mask. She is way over her head in this campaign. But don’t expect anything of substance watching the debate. It consists of Mike Daly repeating the questions to the candidates over and over again, taking up more time than the actual answers. And I’m no fan of Horseface but she definitely got shafted, not being given equal time, with Daly obviously jerking off Krol with copious time with Peter getting some sloppy seconds.
Hopefully I get this posted before Melle goes on his usual psychedelic infused rant.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Flogging Molly
9 months ago

What is ‘looney’ about directly challenging Lampiasi’s conflict of interest serving on the Charter Review? I really don’t want, and I won’t accept it under any circumstances, your support, but you don’t make any sense.

1) Warren doesn’t mumble. ‘Stalking’ – those are fighting words. Was at time two men would face each other on an island over that kind of allegation. Would you?
2) Horseface is juvenile, as is your explanation that followed. Her first draft of the ballot question was fine, but she allowed the Council to amend it. That was too generous. Forcing the vote the first day, with Persip absent, would have been a better strategy.
3) ‘Pot use’ – that could be projection.

Last edited 9 months ago by Charles Kronick
Flogging Molly
Flogging Molly
Reply to  Charles Kronick
9 months ago

Charles maybe mumbles is too generous a description. Stalking? Ask Ken about the time a court complaint was brought against Kenny by a woman accusing him of stalking, harassment or something along those lines. It will be interesting to see if Ken would admit it to you. He is a creeper with women from way back.
Horseface is juvenile? That’s what all her fellow officers referred to her as so I just borrowed it from them. And did you watch the debate? If you did you would see she was clueless the entire time. She has no clue what being mayor entails. And she did not have confidence in the question she drafted and allowed herself to be pushed around by other councilors. While I don’t believe it should be on the ballot I believe she has the right to propose putting it on the ballot.
Pot use- projection??? I have over heard Bart Simpson hairdo himself say how in love with pot he is when he is describing how in love he is with himself.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  danvalenti
9 months ago

2: yes.

We cleared the page.
Apparently Kavey is on record endorsing self-medication, but it also is a prime interest to FM. A leak.

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

She comes across as honest and genuinely concerned for the city and its people. I will take my chances with her over the known puppets who will be totally controlled from the shadows. Let us not lose track of the history here.

It matters not to me any bullshit Marchetti may offer now. He has a track record of years of abandoning his constituency. You know it and everyone else knows it. Are we seriously to believe that after all his failings he is suddenly management material?? I think not. Don’t fall for the last minute lipstick applications. The time for him to show he was mayor material was when he was city council president. And he failed that big time.

Let Marchetti and Krol become game show hosts as that is where their true talents lie.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  fizzlehead
9 months ago

Lumpy Marchetti is a fraud

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  fizzlehead
9 months ago

Daly had Marchetti’s podium constructed from bullet proff glass in case Marchetti popped a button Daly didn’t want to loose an eye.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Charles Kronick
9 months ago

Right on, Chaz.

Sum Sityouashion
Sum Sityouashion
Reply to  Flogging Molly
9 months ago

You’re a total buffoon.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Sum Sityouashion
9 months ago

Definitely not the Man from Mensah.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Charles Kronick
9 months ago

Mensa.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

Thank you , K, but I prefer mensah.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Charles Kronick
9 months ago

Where’s the h come from?

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

next to the g

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Flogging Molly
9 months ago

There’s no reason for the gratuitous insults.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
9 months ago

Hello blogger Dan Valenti,

“Millions in funding proposed for North Adams, Clarksburg, Adams, and Colrain to recover from storm-related damages and flooding were scrapped. Torrential downpours….” – Boston Herald news article.

How do you feel about Beacon Hill lawmakers sitting on a historically huge amount of Slush Fund money that totals over $7.22 billion, but yesterday (Thursday, July 13th, 2023), State House lawmakers in Boston scrapped millions of dollars in funding proposed for North Adams, Clarksburg, Adams, and Colrain to recover from millions of dollars in storm-related damages were scrapped?

The same goes for the state’s affordable housing crisis, proposed tax relief legislation, the proposed $20 million agricultural disaster relief fund designed to provide direct assistance to farmers, the 2 week late fiscal year 2024 state budget, and so on.

Best wishes,

Jonathan A. Melle

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
9 months ago

https://www.goal.org/Lawful-Citizens-Imprisonment-Act

DRATS Their drugs crime and lack of morals follow them wherever they go.

Last edited 9 months ago by Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
9 months ago

Why I Hate D-Rats

ALERT
EVERY MASSACHUSETTS GUN OWNER!!!
TAKE ACTION NOW
Essentially bans hunting on private property
Bans anyone under 15 from training or shooting sports
Mandatory serialization and registration of all feeding devices not just magazines
Massive training requirements that include things like active shooter training
Any changes or repairs to a gun must be approved by the state
A semi-auto turkey gun with a pistol grip will be an Assault Weapon
No one under 21 can purchase any semi-auto gun of any kind or caliber
The definition of “Firearm” would mean any gun, frame, receiver or barrel
In order to carry or transport any gun, property owners must post that they
consent to allow guns on their property
No one who owns any type of gun in Massachusetts is spared
from this new proposed legislation!
AND MUCH MORE!!
The Massachusetts Speaker of the House has launched new
legislation we are calling:
“The Lawful Citizens imprisonment Act”
HD.4420 “An Act Modernizing Firearm Laws” represents an all out
assault on the entire Second Amendment community. Virtually
everyone of any age, regardless of specific interests in firearms,
will likely become felons should this bill become law!
House Speaker Ron Mariano: 617-722-2500
Senate President Karen Spilka: 617-722-1500
Contact the House Speaker, Senate President’s, Local
State Represntative and Senator offices immediately!
Tell them to kill this historic anti-civil rights bill!!
For more information on this historic attack
on our civil rights:
GOAL.org/GunBanALERT
EVERY MASSACHUSETTS GUN OWNER!!!
TAKE ACTION NOW
Essentially bans hunting on private property
Bans anyone under 15 from training or shooting sports
Mandatory serialization and registration of all feeding devices not just magazines
Massive training requirements that include things like active shooter training
Any changes or repairs to a gun must be approved by the state
A semi-auto turkey gun with a pistol grip will be an Assault Weapon
No one under 21 can purchase any semi-auto gun of any kind or caliber
The definition of “Firearm” would mean any gun, frame, receiver or barrel
In order to carry or transport any gun, property owners must post that they
consent to allow guns on their property
No one who owns any type of gun in Massachusetts is spared
from this new proposed legislation!
AND MUCH MORE!!
The Massachusetts Speaker of the House has launched new
legislation we are calling:
“The Lawful Citizens imprisonment Act”
HD.4420 “An Act Modernizing Firearm Laws” represents an all out
assault on the entire Second Amendment community. Virtually
everyone of any age, regardless of specific interests in firearms,
will likely become felons should this bill become law!
House Speaker Ron Mariano: 617-722-2500
Senate President Karen Spilka: 617-722-1500
Contact the House Speaker, Senate President’s, Local
State Represntative and Senator offices immediately!
Tell them to kill this historic anti-civil rights bill!!
For more information on this historic attack
on our civil rights:
GOAL.org/GunBan

Last edited 9 months ago by Mad Trapper
Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Mad Trapper
9 months ago

You confirm that you do indeed hate democrats, Trap.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

and one of these days his democrat dentist is going to let that drill slip.

Assuming MT still has any teeth left. Can you spell…… Appalachia?

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  snark shark
9 months ago

Appalachia does seem right. But they are us and we love them.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  snark shark
9 months ago

Have you finished with your “transition” yet?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

I was registered as an Independent voter when I was 18, and still am.

It has been many years since I voted for a Democrat. The RINOs are just as bad. Your choices are often limited voting for a crap or a turd. Looks like that is the case in Pittsfield.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Mad Trapper
9 months ago

Your problem, Trap, is that you define RINO not as a fiscal or social liberal, but rather as a Republican who does not support Trump.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

Jackasses who pretend to be conservative, might as well switch parties.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

Ware Police Department
22 North Street, Ware, MA 01082

The Ware Police Department would like to bring an important matter to your attention: the proposed anti-gun Bill currently under consideration (HD 4420, An Act Modernizing Firearms Laws). We understand that this state-level legislation has raised concerns among law-abiding citizens who value their Second Amendment rights.

We recognize that the right to bear arms is a fundamental aspect of our nation’s history and an essential component of personal and collective security. As members of the police force, we are committed to upholding the law and defending the rights of our community members.

A plethora of blatantly unconstitutional proposals litter this travesty of a Bill, too many to mention here; however, of particular egregiousness is the criminalization of carrying firearms in certain so-called “prohibited locations”, including businesses and private properties, EVEN WHILE HOLDING A VALID LICENSE TO CARRY. Not even off-duty police officers will be exempted from this appalling mandate.

Gun Free zones have been proven to have no effect on stopping crime, in fact they embolden criminals to seek out these areas as soft targets of opportunity, where their chances of meeting resistance will be minimal.

This Bill does not address criminals. Rather it focuses on making criminals out of law-abiding citizens and further hampers police agencies from combating true crime.

We believe that public input and engagement are crucial in shaping legislation that reflects the diverse perspectives and concerns of our citizens. Therefore, we encourage you, the citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, who have a long and storied history of throwing off the chains of our oppressors (let not this tradition die in the hands of our generation), to actively participate in the democratic process by voicing your opinions and taking appropriate actions to safeguard your rights.
Here are a few ways you can make a difference:

1. Educate yourself: Familiarize yourself with the details of the proposed anti-gun Bill. Read the legislation, study its potential impact, and understand its implications for your rights as a responsible gun owner.

2. Communicate with your elected representatives: Reach out to your local, state, and federal representatives to express your concerns about the Bill. Write letters, and make phone calls to ensure your voice is heard.

3. Encourage open dialogue: Foster constructive conversations about gun ownership, emphasizing responsible practices and the importance of preserving individual liberties. Engage in respectful discussions with friends, family, and neighbors to promote understanding and awareness.

4. Stay informed and mobilize: Keep yourself updated on the progress of the bill and its potential impact on your rights. Stay connected with local gun rights organizations and be prepared to mobilize if necessary.

Remember, your involvement in shaping legislation that impacts your rights is vital. By actively participating and voicing your concerns, you contribute to the democratic process and help ensure that legislation is fair, balanced, and respects the rights of responsible citizens.

The Ware Police Department encourages respectful and law-abiding civic engagement on this matter. We are committed to maintaining the safety and security of our community while upholding the rights enshrined in our Constitution.

Thank you for your attention and active participation.
-Ware PD

https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=0010cLf…rGvjc2ubQ-fQ==

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
9 months ago

I’m pretty sure I heard Biden mention the word constitution for the first time while in office when calling up the troops.

Sum Sityouashion
Sum Sityouashion
Reply to  Optimus Prime
9 months ago

Do we have to use horse face and mumbled marbel mouth? I think Karen is a clean cut woman who happens to be in shape, by the way. Kenny maybe you could call him Slurpee but Marble Mouth, come on. Are you sure he was a stalker? That’s quite a charge. Should be in the BErkshire Eagle archives if true. What year was it?

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Sum Sityouashion
9 months ago

I’ve never used horse face to describe Karen.
Never said Ken was a stalker.

Sum Sityouashion
Sum Sityouashion
Reply to  Optimus Prime
9 months ago

Apology.My bad. It was flocking Molly

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Sum Sityouashion
9 months ago

(who probably was served a summons just today)

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Sum Sityouashion
9 months ago

Thanks Sum, summa cum laude.

Free Bird
Free Bird
Reply to  Optimus Prime
9 months ago

We essentially have the equivalent of LBJ with dementia.

Sum Sityouashion
Sum Sityouashion
Reply to  Free Bird
9 months ago

Can a ward councilor be that dumb?……..

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Sum Sityouashion
9 months ago

dumb times 7 by the looks

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Free Bird
9 months ago

He’s a pedophile just like his son Hunter.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/07/shock-video-finnish-child-terrified-as-joe-biden/

“SHOCK VIDEO: Finnish Child Terrified As Joe Biden Nibbles Her Arm and Sniffs Her Hair!”

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Mad Trapper
9 months ago

“Whole country of America watches in horror as Donald Trump stages insurrection in attempt to take over country!”

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  snark shark
9 months ago

This is true, snark; it was a very scary several hours.

It is beyond me why Dan and his cabal underestimate that threat to our system.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

It is advanced mind control, nothing less. Trump learned it from the religious right who use it to bilk their parishioners. Putin took that and put the fine touches on it that he himself learned while working psyops in the KGB.

Only plausible answer when usually intelligent people start saying things that defy logic. Freud would have a field day with it.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  snark shark
9 months ago

Snark shark thanks. It’s also rooted in a deep, deep dislike of Hillary Clinton and what she represented. In the final analysis, truth meant absolutely nothing so long as it countered the Hillary cabal.

Freud
Freud
Reply to  snark shark
9 months ago

Nope

Freud
Freud
Reply to  snark shark
9 months ago

I suspect kindergarden has penis envy

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Freud
9 months ago

Well of course you would.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

Good one!

Seventh Planet
Seventh Planet
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

There are none so blind as those who will not see

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Seventh Planet
9 months ago

and the first step towards recovery is admitting it. Good luck going forward and we hope to have you back soon.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  snark shark
9 months ago

Fake news.

Where is Ray Epps these days?

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Mad Trapper
9 months ago

No, Trapper, it’s not fake news. Check out the sources Dan recommends to get a handle on it.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

How many retractions has NYT had to publish recently?

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Mad Trapper
9 months ago

CBS will tell you where Ray Epps is these days.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  snark shark
9 months ago

Get off the lie. It is coming out if you read the official reports that are coming out the government was involved with J6. From Biden, Pelosi and the FBI/CIA?DOJ were all involved, When you continue to say Trump did it you only show your brainwashed idiocy

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Mad Trapper
9 months ago

Trap’s favorite subject.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

Did you shower with your young Daughters like Biden did?

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Mad Trapper
9 months ago

Trapper needs to argue in this direction, because that’s what he does.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

Biden did shower with his young daughter. Did you see what pedo Joe did to the little finish girl?

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Kindergarden
9 months ago

You will have a much more intelligent conversation if you go to Aldis and have a conversation with a ripe turnip.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  snark shark
9 months ago

I don’t know, some of those turnips are pretty dumb.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  snark shark
9 months ago

You are the one who bought up the Democrat dentist.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Free Bird
9 months ago

LBJ’s heart was in the right place.

And if we’re going to talk about dementia: at least Biden knows the difference between truth and a lie, and the difference between reality and a completely constructed confabulation. We all know that Trump cannot differentiate these. That is the mark of insanity moreso than dementia.

The surprise is that Dan’s followers and the Republican congress know the difference but still go along with the cabal leader’s view.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  danvalenti
9 months ago

Mika from morning Joe: It is the damn staff around Joe who is at fault for Joe tripping, falling and gaffes etc.. they need to do a better Job. Joe Scarborough: Joe Biden is sharp and world leaders told him so. That’s like paid Mob protection right there.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Optimus Prime
9 months ago

How dare they not see that sandbag.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  danvalenti
9 months ago

Ah, but he does. Your hero literally – and I do mean literally – does not know the difference between reality and that which is not real. This is one of the classical symptoms of mental illness.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper