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THE PLANET TAKES AN EXTENSION

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, MONDAY AUG. 14, 2024) — Half a league onward into our break, THE PLANET has decided to extend our leave. Why? You know the punch line: “Because we can.”

Our next post will be Wednesday Sept. 6, after Labor Day.

Can you hold out till then?

Meanwhile, we shall leave The Comment Line open for piping in, turning on, or, should you wish, dropping out. Rest easy, though. Our AOR (Army of Robots) and our AI will handle everything–including the posting of this installment!

In the interim, THE PLANET shall remain unreachable midst the sand dunes and the August swoon.

Hoo-Ray.

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Havlicek stole the ball!!!” — Johnny Most.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
11 months ago

WTF Pitts!! Just saw where om one of the cut throughs between Williams and Elm St the city spent all summer putting in 2 sidewalks and 3 speed bumps?? I think it was Donna or Denise can’t really remember. The only thing I remember is more pavement has been applied needlessly on that street this year than has been used on my street in the last 40 years!! The city has no clue on how to run their street improvement program. Let’s use the asphalt for filling in the holes in the roads!!

Jumpin Joe Curtis
Jumpin Joe Curtis
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
11 months ago

Massive speed bumps on Denise. Elm St still continues to be a 1/4 mile drag strip for assholes on motorcycles and drunk drivers

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  Jumpin Joe Curtis
11 months ago

The whole City is like that. There is no friggin traffic enforcement in this City. Guess it is easier to put in speed bumps so they can have more fun. After all we have lost most of the entertainment venues in the Pits. like Ken’s Bowl and the softball complex to name a few.

Elisabeth
Elisabeth
Reply to  Merry & Bright
10 months ago

Kens Bowl was a private business that chose to sell. We now have a new bowling alley. The softball complex was closed because the Adult Baseball League took all the players. Just stating facts.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Elisabeth
10 months ago

True

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  Jumpin Joe Curtis
11 months ago

Very idiotic and expensive attempt to stop the behavior that I have never seen nor heard any complaints about in city meetings. Should have just made it one way from Williams, If I was plowing that street my blade would be raised so the 2 residents that live on the street would have fun trying to leave in a snow storm. Can we see how much that cost the city? The machinery was there almost all summer, many potholes could have been filled with the asphalt, machines and time wasted on that project. A house just sold on that street before all the construction are they the reason for it?

Lenny
Lenny
11 months ago

Marxism rears its ugly head at BART.
Today’s Eagle has a BART classroom pic with a BLM flag and LGBTQ flag flanking the American flag. Disgusting!
Why is this political nonsense allowed in the classroom?
Get this crap out of our schools!

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Lenny
11 months ago

Upsetting to me is no issues when clowns burn or disrespect the American flag and not a damn thing is done about it (supposed free speech).Yet, touch any other flag and people are fined or jailed for it and canceled for it.

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

Some people fly fascist Trump flags

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

That would be the Stars and Stripes

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Lenny
11 months ago

That nonsense isn’t going anywhere until the globalists, Marxists, and communists are removed from Washington.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Pat
11 months ago

There are globalists in DC, but Communists and Marxists are few and far between.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Kindergarden
11 months ago

I know spending your life in academia doesn’t really prepare you for the real world, like blue collar worker understands. Think outside the box.

If our elected officials in DC are globalists, wouldn’t that be the basic tenants of communism?

May I suggest you read the Communist Manifesto, in particular the three basic principles. Then think what your democRAT and RINOS are pushing the US towards.

Again, think outside the box.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
10 months ago

Hey Markus, I was reading the Communist Manifesto before you were born.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Kindergarden
10 months ago

If you truly did, then why are you cheerleading the charge towards communism that Xiden/Obama/Soros are leading the US towards?

I guess you truly fit the old saying, a book smart guy, that lacks common sense.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
10 months ago

“why are you cheerleading the charge towards communism that Xiden/Obama/Soros are leading the US towards?”

You are ridiculous.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
10 months ago

Or he likes it and supports Communism

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Kindergarden
10 months ago

The”squad”

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  Lenny
11 months ago

Since when can a public school support a known terrorist organization? As well as a racist one? If I was a white teacher I would sue

Stu Pedasso
Stu Pedasso
11 months ago

F* the mayors race – it’s a gift to exist.

RICO Suave
RICO Suave
11 months ago

Tell us all about Rutberg & Rudy.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
11 months ago

Another mystery, details being covered up. Why was Obama sporting a black eye & bandaged hand after incident involving his chef? Many discrepancies in call log. Info not being released.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/08/cause-manner-death-released-barack-obamas-longtime-chef/

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
11 months ago

Tell us why

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
11 months ago

“Pretty much everything NBC AND NYT has told you a out Ukraine is a lie…….”

– #18 on Tucker

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  Mad Trapper
11 months ago

Anything they have ever reported on has basically been false. Why do you expect Ukraine to be different?

Pat
Pat
11 months ago

Maui residents are blasting Joe Biden for his insensitive comments while visiting the area. He compared their plight to a quickly extinguished kitchen fire he had years ago, and he laughed about how hot the ground still was in the area. No mention was made of the 1,000 people still missing which include many children. One Maui resident really went off on Biden calling him a disgrace of a president among other curse words. Others had signs telling him to get out.  

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pat
11 months ago

Biden should be hanging on tree with hunter jim and jill

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mad Trapper
11 months ago

How do they lose so many Americans in this fire, many of them children, and nobody wants to talk about it. Kevin McCarthy wants another investigation into this latest questionable response to a tragedy.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Pat
11 months ago

Nobody wants to talk about it? Get away from your pocket news sources. CNN and MSNBC, ABC, NBC have been all over it 24/7 for over a week now.

Kevin McCarthy wants all kinds of investigations to distract from his being arrested for his large art in an attempted coup to take away Americans right to vote in fair and free elections. He is, like Trump, a very desperate man right now.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  snark shark
11 months ago

Cuckoo bird time for your meds. If you look at the dots the over 200 law enforcement officials that were at the scene undercover on Jan 6th are the ones that took down the barricades before the Trump rally people even showed up. This is called entrapment as well as a well orchestrated political move to try and get rid of a political foe. So who do you think set this Jan 6th debacle up??? BTW this is in the FBI playbook, used many times over the years

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
11 months ago

Catching up on the Qanon take on things

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  The school committee
10 months ago

Way to bring out the facts TSC, As usual just trying to name call which really just shows you are on the wrong side of the facts

Pat
Pat
Reply to  snark shark
11 months ago

Nobody wants to talk about why we don’t have names for this enormous number of missing people. If they were in hotels and the hotels burned down, but still people somewhere must be looking for these people if they were guests. Not to mention the excuse for not using water on the fires is that they were worried about water equity. People are burning alive and they have been trained to worry about equity?

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Pat
11 months ago

I read that due to the very high winds (60mph) that the fire was moving a mile a minute.. PICTURE THAT smoke was thick and everywhere…visibility in places was non existent. People had no idea which way to go. Many communication methods were already knocked out…emergency people were not even sure what was happening or where and had no idea what to tell people anyway…I read they closed some roads thinking it would be helpful but turned out it was the wrong thing to do…but they had no way of knowing that

I blame no one for any of the problems. They were caught in a hellstorm that happened so fast no one could effectively respond. Just pray for them and stop making this and every other thing in the world political. Your information sources are building on your paranoia in order to control you. And it is obviously working.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Pat
11 months ago

Your 1% are buying up what they can

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

Orca Winfrey!

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  snark shark
11 months ago

Trump had over 75,000,000 views last night, in the FIRST HOUR.

Pull your head out of Xiden’s a$$ and wake up.

I’ll pose the same questions to you SNARK, that I do Kindergarden.

(1) How many “oppressed people” have you ever helped, that wasn’t funded by a government or educational institution?

(2) How many illegal invaders are you taking into your home?

If the answer is none to both, you and K are both hypocrites and need to shut the f**k up.

If you can’t back up what you post, NOBODY CARES.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
11 months ago

Hey Marcus, you seem to think that liberals have to physically help the oppressed and shelter homeless in our physical homes. Well we’re not.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Kindergarden
10 months ago

Like I said above Kindergarden, you’re a HYPOCRITE.

Certainly, don’t practice what you preach.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
10 months ago

And you are not.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  Kindergarden
10 months ago

This is the problem with liberals they want to excessively tax the poor and middle class to fund their “wonderful ideas” but they will not walk the walk. They want to still be able to fly in their private jets and limousines. Don’t bother them let them vacation year round in the lavish hotels. Could you imagine John Kerry biking to work everyday and living in a one bedroom apartment in DC

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
10 months ago

“you and K are both hypocrites and need to shut the f**k up.”

You would silence us for simply speaking out our left-leaning philosophy.

Markus, you should try to write and behave more like your namesake. You should recognize the value of the philosophy and humanity of those that do not agree with you.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Kindergarden
10 months ago

I don’t mind a disagreement K.

I only ask you to explain to me how your “left-leaning philosophy” is helping the average US citizen.

Please explain the following:

Fake Russian Dossier
Illegally spying on an incoming Prez and US citizens
Afghanistan Withdrawal Debacle
Open Borders
High Inflation
Over $100,000,000 to Ukraine
$700 taxable checks to Maui residents
High Gas Proces
No Longer Energy Independent
BRICS-the dollar is losing its value as I type
Record Number of Fentanyl abuse/OD’s
COVID/Booster shots SCAM
War in Ukraine to protect Bioweapon labs
Jeff Epstein (Epstein Island)
Nashville School shooter manifesto
Joe and Hunter Xiden’s shell LLC’s
Hunter Xiden’s laptop
51 Intelligence Officers vouched for Hunter’s LT as “misinformation.”
Xiden censoring social media
Xiden creating a “misinformation czar
Arresting your political opponents

Just to name a few Kindergarden.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
10 months ago

That’s quite a list. My philosophy is just as good as yours.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Kindergarden
10 months ago

Nice diversion attempt K but answer the question.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  snark shark
11 months ago

McCathy is a DEMONRRAT,

THE 20 SHOULD HAVE HELD OUT

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  Mad Trapper
11 months ago

Never trust a politician from California

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  snark shark
10 months ago

You tell ‘em, snark.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pat
11 months ago

McCarthy is biggest RINO that never should have been SELECTED SPEAKER

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mad Trapper
11 months ago

He needs to do a lot more that’s for sure.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Mad Trapper
11 months ago

Well he was not a RINO on Jan 6th. was he? He was trumps right hand man trying to bring the country to its knees so that he could rule it for the rest of his life. But hopefully McCarthy will turn on trump before trump turns on him.

I did not know Tucker was back from Moscow yet. He was spotted on Putins yatch a week ago with Beck and Hannity.

Dementia Joe
Dementia Joe
Reply to  snark shark
11 months ago

You sound like fake Hilary

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Dementia Joe
11 months ago

Crooked Hilary

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  12 Gauge
11 months ago

How come nobody talks about the role Al Capone may have or have not played in this whole mess.? Just because no one is talking about it does not mean that he was not at the very center of it all calling the shots. We just do not know for sure do we?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
11 months ago

Tru,mp with Tucker 9 PM tonite

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

Those two participated in the coup

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

Yòù hate Americans with a passion.

Does Healy have criminal aĺiens moving into your Sec 8 digs soon?

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Mad Trapper
11 months ago

I agree Trap. It amazes me the hatred towards this country by the likes of TSC, Kindergarden, and Snark.

If you don’t agree with them or the D’s policies, that quickly label you, “ignorant,” “racist,” “homophobic,” transphobic,” and on and on.

I always taught that was called free speech and/or a disagreement with a person.

Older, white, liberals, who growing up, never did a damn thing they advocate for now, “people of color,” “climate change,” “voter ID is racist,” but are the first people now to label those who disagree with Xiden/Obama policies.

Why don’t you guys move to Canada, China, or North Korea. They kill people who don’t agree with their government’s policies. You guys would be in utopia.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
11 months ago

Why are you helping Trump destroy America. He does not give a rats ass about you regardless of your unbridled adoration for him. But do not forget to send you weekly tithe to him.

Dementia Joe
Dementia Joe
Reply to  snark shark
11 months ago

Send 10% to the big guy

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  snark shark
11 months ago

Destroy or save,,, who really has the power to judge?

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  snark shark
10 months ago

By doing what am I helping “Trump destroy America?” By:

Wanting to send ALL illegal invaders back home?
Not wanting a foolish war in Ukraine?
Wanting America energy independent?
Wanting gas price at the pumps back to $2 a gallon?
Wanting $100 to fill more than two grocery bags?
Not wanting political opponents arrested over BS?
Not wanting a two-tier justice system?
Not wanting “climate change” shoved down my throat?

**I’m old enough to remember when the plastic of a six-pack of soda/beer, was going to wipe out all the dolphins in the ocean.

If that is helping “Trump destroy America,” sign me up Snark.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
10 months ago

I was probably referring to his attempt to take over America but clearly that conveniently went right over your head.
Nice diversion though.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  snark shark
10 months ago

Now you’re in on the TSC bandwagon about repeatedly posting about the 1/6 FEDsurrection?

I really am witnessing the thinking and aptitude level of a Level 5 Pittsfield Public Scohol graduate with everyone of your posts Snark.

If Trump was guilty of ANY of those crimes, why would the US Government not present ONE SOLID case in Federal Court, a couple of years ago or even now? FC’s are notorious for harsher sentences than state courts.

Not to mention, ask any defense attorney if it’s easier to try a massive case like that in US District Court vs. or scattered cases in different state courts.

Leaving criminal cases scattered across the country gives Trump subpoena power against lower-level state DA’s Office against DT-with the best attorneys. Think DA Wrong Way’s Office trying to prosecute a RICO case against Trump and the godfather of RICO (Rudy G).

There’s some talking points you and the other deadbeats in Section 8 housing, can chop up.

Or thank me for allowing you to sit, unemployed, and post endlessly, everyday. I do pay your rent with my hard work.

snar shark
snar shark
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
10 months ago

Putin owns MAGA. MAGA owns you. Think about that for a moment. Your news sources are propaganda machines and you have become a useful idiot tool working for them promoting paranoia and panic. You and Pat and MT are simply echo boxes repeating what they tell you.
And that is quite sad sir.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  snar shark
10 months ago

You offer no counterpoints to my above post, other than to tell me “MAGA owns me.”

You’re right Snark, I do buy 100% into Make America Great Again (MAGA).

Instead of talking about Trump, please inform The Planet how Joe Xiden and his policies have made your life better.

Such as this:

Did Joe Xiden double all of your government assistance?

Do you enjoy watching a grown man wearing a$$less chaps seductively dance in front of elementary aged school children.

Do you enjoy opening up the obituary section of the newspaper and enjoy seeing all of the young twenty-somethings who OD’d on fentanyl.

Do you enjoy hearing the news that American citizens who lost all of their property in Maui received a $700 (taxable) check, but the citizens of Ukraine have received over $100,000,000 American tax dollars.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
10 months ago

You will never get facts from the lot of TSC, Kindergarden, Snarkie nor Fritzie. They just like to name call and think they are all that when they are in the same lot as Melle

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  snar shark
10 months ago

Who received money from the oligarchs of Russia and the Chinese government control energy corporation??? Why illegitimate of course,,,let’s go Brandon!!

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  snark shark
10 months ago

Good move, snark.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
11 months ago

Silly Markus. I do not hate this country.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Kindergarden
11 months ago

LOL

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

Trump conspired to overthrow America, he does not care about you….send more cash

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

What time do they hand out your meds in Jones TSC?

It’ll help me (sort of) understand your posts better.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  The school committee
10 months ago

Right you are, snark.

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

USA CITIZENS/VETERAÑS before CRIMINAL ALIENS

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Mad Trapper
11 months ago

^100%^

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  The school committee
11 months ago

Tucker is in it up to his eyeballs. He is one of the so far unindicted group. but his time is coming. He will eventually be in the Gulag along with the trump mafia.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  snark shark
11 months ago

He will eventually be in the Gulag “

Remarkable!

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Charles Kronick
10 months ago

I think snark meant to say, Tucker and Trump will be enjoying a goulash dinner together after the interview.

Snark is staring to venture into the TSC world of lunacy.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
10 months ago

It means only one thing.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Charles Kronick
10 months ago

Their dogs, lawyers, household employees, children when they grow up too.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Charles Kronick
10 months ago

To be clear: the call for gulags is as much as a call for a murder camp. To me it is much the same.

I’ve had enough..

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  snark shark
11 months ago

To say USA has a gulag says it all.

Lets make one for SARKEY

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Mad Trapper
11 months ago

I have reached the end of this argument. There is no room to work. It is like arguing with a Finn about American principles. Why bother?

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Charles Kronick
11 months ago

I agree. Once a mind has been as deeply compromised as MT and Pat there is no argument you can make that they can digest.

For instance, Trump was indicted in four different jurisdictions and most of the the incriminating evidence came from his own republican people, some of his own appointees.

So if that does not spell it out for some people then they are beyond working with.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  snark shark
11 months ago

Actually instead of looking at the false charges towards Trump why not look at why illegitimate hasn’t been impeached or charged? Quid Pro Quo Joe interfering with a foreign country which is illegal and he admitted it on tape….doesn’t that even make you wonder about what is going on?? I won’t even go in to the illegal use of Air Force 2 which he used with his son to peddle influence and make millions. C’mon Man!!! I did that!!

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  snark shark
10 months ago

Yes indeed, snark.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Charles Kronick
10 months ago

Twain also said “Never argue with Stupid people. They’ll beat you with experience.”

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Mad Trapper
11 months ago

Will this be on the LOSTMINDS channel?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  snark shark
11 months ago

8 fools or 1 demeted crook/fool wòn’t right the sinking ship.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  snark shark
11 months ago

MSNBC

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  snark shark
11 months ago

I’m sure you will let us know through your postings,,,,but it’s ok in a Capitalistic Society to make money selling your product to fools!

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
10 months ago

Are you referring to this?

https://www.trumpstore.com/

The school committee
The school committee
11 months ago

Does anyone know when fatboy gets weighed tomorrow?

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

Right after You swallow the next load!

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Mad Trapper
11 months ago

Crass.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Kindergarden
11 months ago

It is what he does. Scary to think but he brags about being a teacher of children in his hey day. I would not want him teaching my kids after reading many of his comments on here.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  snark shark
11 months ago

back at ya Snarky, TSC and Kindergarden

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
10 months ago

We are programmed to receive, shirl.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  snark shark
10 months ago

‘ I would not want him teaching my kids after reading many of his comments on here’

I agree, snark.

Dorchester
Dorchester
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 months ago

Mad Trapper is the most repressed gay man in Lenox and that’s saying something.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Dorchester
10 months ago

No smooching pickles and packing the fudge like You do.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 months ago

Trap talks like he is 14 years old.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Kindergarden
10 months ago

Says dumb all over, and ugly on the side…..

Pat
Pat
Reply to  The school committee
11 months ago

School Committee only votes for Communists and Marxists.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pat
11 months ago

How many criminal aliens wilĺ TSC invite to it’S home.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Pat
11 months ago

Pat, you are wrong.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Pat
11 months ago

But I bet he never let number one communist Putin into his house like Trump invited Putin right into the sacred Oval Office. It was all over the TV Pat but your channels probably did not cover it because maybe they are secretly Putins channels in America?

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  snark shark
11 months ago

Hey Melle let’s try to change it up a little, Next thing we will read is about Nucifero and our mayor’s blow up doll

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Pat
11 months ago

Where are they?….You really miss your spiritual guidance from Limbaugh

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  The school committee
11 months ago

Matchetti?

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
11 months ago

Sarcasm:

I was surprised when one of the candidates for president in the Republican Party debate tonight said that he has a Rolodex that he would use for his economic development initiatives. Another candidate said he admired Pittsfield’s Pot King, and if his campaign fails, he will grow and sell pot on Dalton Avenue in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Another candidate said that her number one and only priority is to decriminalize sex work because everyone likes a Happy Ending. Another candidate said that mayors, governors and all of the other career politicians who live in Gated Communities should take in undocumented immigrants. Another candidate said that the $32.7 trillion national debt is no match for supply side economics and Kufflinks’ cooked books.

I thought that the candidates would have offered to cut their own public pay plus perks, but that would have been even more HOT AIR. I thought that they would have said that they would represent the common people and taxpayers instead of Wall Street in NYC and K Street in the Swamp, but they all know that running for president requires raising big buck$. If you don’t believe me, then please ask the current U.S. President named Joe Biden who raises more money from Wall Street and K Street than any other career politician in U.S. history. It pays for Joe Biden to have spent over 50 years of his corporate political career in the Swamp!

I didn’t know that Hunter Biden was so important to the nation that one of the candidates said that he would put him in prison for one decade. If Hunter Biden was behind bars, then we would have more Biden Buck$ in our pockets, and wings pasted on pigs would allow them to fly around Capitol Hill and The White House when they weren’t flying around Allen Street and Pheasant Lane. In closing, those 8 Republican Party candidates for U.S. President tonight made themselves look as good as Pittsfield politics’ 25-year-old heavily indebted and polluted PEDA debacle.

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

Trump took no pay Johnny

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

Hunter Biden took payola, Mad Trapper

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

They are up to 50 million for Biden crime cartel

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Mad Trapper
11 months ago

No. But he charged the government gigantic bucks to house and feed the secret service agents whenever they had to stay at one of his lodgings on a golf trip or vacation. And that is just the tip of the iceberg. Trump never did anything for free in his whole life. His whole MO is ripping people off including all the suckers he gets to send him money or buy his merch.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  snark shark
10 months ago

POTUS TRUMP TOOK NO SALARY 4 YEARS IN OFFICE

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 months ago

Instead he took TOP SECRET CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS to sell to Russia and China.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  snark shark
10 months ago

Let’s look at Obama’s trove that he took as well as Biden’s when he wasn’t even supposed to take anything. At least with Obama he could say he was looking at things for his Presidential Library. As you mentioned before secret service covers ex-Presidents so the classified material in Mar Lago was secure unlike Biden’s which seemed to be all over DC and Penn. Oh and let’s not forget Hilary’s classified info in her closet when she was first lady, which she definitely was not suppose to have and then of course her server. I could go on but the Democrats continually mock the legal system and I would be typing all day

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  snark shark
10 months ago

What you paying for gas and groceries this week Snarks?

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

Because if he did he would have to file

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
11 months ago

YOU VOTED FOR THE BIDEN CRIME FAMILY, just as you voted for the corrupt Hillary Clinton!
Give it a rest!

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
11 months ago

And it was a Republican (RINO) President (Bush) who gave him his military disability pension.

But Republicans are all bad, right JM?

One thing I really cannot wrap my head around is how Donald Trump’s locker room guy talk offended a man who went through (successfully) the US Army Basic Training in the 1990’s?

I’m willing to bet my house, pension, and kids, that those Army DI’s said a he!! of a lot worse than, “grab them by the pu**y.”

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
11 months ago

Give me a break. If Biden said that you guys would be going absolutely ape shit and you know it. You would never stop talking about it. You guys got more sad excuses for your messiah than there are fish in the sea. It is embarrassing to see how he makes grown men grovel for him. Embarrassing. Look at yourself for Gods sake.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  snark shark
10 months ago

You mean like when Xiden said, “you ain’t black, if you don’t vote for me.”

Like that snark?

Biden tells voters ‘you ain’t black’ if you’re still deciding between him and Trump – video | US news | The Guardian

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

I served our country honorably. I received medals and commendations during my military service in the U.S. Army. I received the regards of the U.S. President George W. Bush in a letter from the White House. When I went to my VA hearing in Washington, D.C. over 19 years ago, the VA Judge stated that my hearing was ordered by President Bush. My mother was with me if you do not believe me. I am a 100 percent service connected totally and permanently disabled Veteran. I go to the VA in Manchester, NH, for my health care. I get along with my fellow Veterans and providers during my VA appointments. I am a good person. Other than Nuciforo’s over 27-yearlong vendetta against my dad and I, I don’t understand why some people say unfavorably words against me in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. I love my native hometown of Pittsfield, Massachusetts. I graduated from Pittsfield High School in June 1993, which is 30 years ago now. I still have my high school diploma from PHS. Go Generals! Thank you.
Jon Melle

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

JM reread what I posted about you. I said you successfully completed US Army Basic Training.

It obviously didn’t toughen you up, if locker room guy talk offends you.

Or do you not like women and Trump’s comment woke up the feminine person you truly are, and you feel the need to take up women’s cause on this?

If that’s the case, I understand. I would still think basic training would have toughened you up more. But I guess not.

Like I said before, I’ve been to basic training too. And the things that came out of the DI’s mouths were much, much worse, than “grab them by the pu**y.”

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
10 months ago

Markus, your dialogue drips with misogynist tropes.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Kindergarden
10 months ago

There you go labeling me again.

I’m willing to bet if we polled military members in the 80/90’s, 100% of them would tell us their DI’s used much worse language and terms, than “grab them by the pu**y.”

Did locker room guy-talk offend you too K?

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
10 months ago

It was an offense to the nation.

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
11 months ago

Did anyone hear Krol on the radio this morning? He said most of his clients for his business, 180Media, were in the eastern or central part of the state. What happened to all his clients here , where his started his business 11 years ago? Did they all fire him?

Is he going to be like the empty suit Bianchi and run his business out of city hall instead of working as Mayor?

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
11 months ago

I agree.
He should have an “L” pasted on his forehead.

Vera Dad
Vera Dad
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
10 months ago

Unfortunately this is true. When Krol worked for the mayor everyone thought here’s a charming young man perhaps he will do something. Instead he turned out to to be nothing but a spoiled and selfish petty little gossip who likes to dish on his facebook show about local issues he has never done anything about.

Dementia Joe
Dementia Joe
Reply to  Vera Dad
10 months ago

What has Lumpy done for us?

Elisabeth
Elisabeth
Reply to  Dementia Joe
10 months ago

Classy and another reason why Marchetti will win!

Celtics
Celtics
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
11 months ago

Marchetti is next in line to be mayor. He’s waited long enough and it’s his turn. Krol and Kalinowsky are just for show.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Celtics
11 months ago

So is that the qualifier in Pittsfield? After you serve the special interests long enough it is your turn to be mayor and serve them some more?

I think you may be right sir. Sure seems that way.

But that process sure has sucked for the citizen taxpayer has is not? Hope somehow the people, union folk in particular, use the privacy of the voting booth to vote to vote for change because they are hurting themselves if they don’t.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  Celtics
11 months ago

What has he done in his 20 years on the council to improve the lives of the Kapanski’s? Is that crickets I hear? He has screwed the city out of the ARPA money, spent it crazy road diagrams on North. destroyed the business district….still can’t think of a positive

Celtics
Celtics
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
10 months ago

Marchetti has given Pittsfield 20 years of his life for VERY little pay. Just one term as mayor will allow him to retire with a big pension and don’t you think he has earned that much? He knows how everything works in City Hall so he’s ready to start. One term. Give him a chance!

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Celtics
10 months ago

Best say no more

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Celtics
10 months ago

I would consider giving him a chance if he had should a modicum of leadership while council president. But he was apparently terrified of the mayor and so never made the slightest effort to save the tax payers a dollar.

And I am sure his perks more than made up for his “little” pay. Do you even know what the job of the city council is? I will tell you that it is NOT to carry water for the mayor and special interests which is what most of them do. And as leader of the group he takes the blame. No way in hell I would vote for him.

Dementia Joe
Dementia Joe
Reply to  Celtics
10 months ago

If lumpy Marchetti served on the council for free we would still be overcharged

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Celtics
10 months ago

That is the sad thing about him. He knows how things work at city hall. They do not work very well and he is part of the problem and certainly not part of the solution.
It bears repeating. Neither KROL nor MARCHETTI are part of any solutions to high taxes and general incompetence of city functions. They just are not. they may even make it worse.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  Celtics
10 months ago

He makes 6 figures at his bank job and nobody should get the job for a higher pension (which means higher taxes for us Kapanski’s) because of his poor service they have given the city. He has had 2 decades to make this city better and unfortunately he was unable to do anything successful. To me this proves that he does not deserve to be mayor

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
10 months ago

ShirleyKnutz is sad and angry because she has ended up poor.

Dementia Joe
Dementia Joe
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
10 months ago

The Lump is usless

John Dutton
John Dutton
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
11 months ago

He said that with his fingers crossed.

He said he was divorced. What he didn’t tell you is his Ex is Marchetti’s campaign manager or at least a lieutenant. The hate is real

Dynamic Vibrator
Dynamic Vibrator
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
11 months ago

Better than Lumpy Marchetti giving us the business

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
11 months ago

We call that doing the Linda….hasn’t she been in Colorado since 2019?

Elisabeth
Elisabeth
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
10 months ago

Is there really clients at all? I say no. He needs a job again!

Pat
Pat
11 months ago
Craig C Gaetani
Craig C Gaetani
Reply to  Pat
11 months ago

Dear planet posters, the mayor’s race is over. The winner will be Marchetti. One of rhe options that we thought we had to elect a new and different kind of mayor has past us. We have only one other option left that will allow us our say in city government. We must hope to bring onto the council new people who are independent thinkers and will not be a rubber stamp for Marchetti. We need as much change as we can muster to rid the council of kavey and conant. We who can vote in their wards should look for write in candidates who can defeat them. It is the only option we have to get rid of them. Other councilors who must go also are persip, white, guiel. These three are some of the strongest rubber stamps for tyer and will also be rubber stamps for Marchetti. These three have competition and anyone who can cast a vote against them should try their hardest to defeat them. These suggestions are the only way to prevent another council who act as reinforcement for Marchetti whims. Anyone who can vote against these miscreants, please do. This blueprint must be followed to a tee.if it isn’t we will see our ship sink to D—-Feat. Let’s all do our part

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Craig C Gaetani
10 months ago

Stumping for Marchetti is going to cost YOU votes. Bad move.

Craig C Gaetani
Craig C Gaetani
Reply to  snark shark
10 months ago

Shark. Me stumping for marchetti!!!! What have you been smoking??? I’m just trying to be realistic. Marchetti has the most number of gobsigs AND that type of candidate ALWAYS WINS. WE NEED TO GET RID OF THE MAYOR TYPE OF GOVT IF THINGS ARE EVER TO CHANGE. THE CITY IS NOT Ready for that yet but someday it will. So what can we expect in this election. It’s going to be the same old same old. Nothing will change. I wish it were going to be a different result
but as a realist, I know it won’t. Do you think I am wrong shark. If we could somehow get those 20 000 registered non voters to the pols the results would be different. Mr.valenti and I stood on our heads for many many years trying to get these holdouts to the pols but we failed miserably. Can you or any body’s else recommend how we can get these non voters to the pols? If you can i am sure dan would be more than happy to give you full coverage on the planet and I would let you take over my show so that we can all hear and see your recomendations. In the meantime I’m sticking with my realistic observation that nothing is going to change in the political landscape in Pittsfield this election cycle.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Craig C Gaetani
10 months ago

It is very difficult to get non-engaged polity to respond.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
11 months ago

Here another frucked up decision by the City Adminstration Public Works Department. They FINALLY are paving some of the streets off of Dalton Avenue. Low and behold neighbors noticed that on California Avenue the street was not paved in the same manner it has been for years. Turns out the City of Pits decided the street has been too wide for at least 20 years so now they are cutting it down to cut the cost of the black top and putting loam and grass seed. Does anyone from the City realize that California Avenue is well traveled by Allendale School teachers and parents and also a main cut threw for General Dynamics employees? Meanwhile, look at the wasted blacktop utilized on Denise Drive with the three huge speed bumps. How much money was spent on North Street alone making and remaking and they plan to remake again soon? Also, why were the taxpayers on Calilfornia Avenue not notified of this cut? Why did they have to find out from one of the construction workers? Where is the money from Excise taxes going? Does BowTie Kerwood know? Where is the pot money going? Does BowTie know? And lastly, can we take a poll to see what Absent Linda’s excuse will be this year for not painting the road lines and cross walks through all of the City? Where is the tax money going???

There is a saying from Alice in Wonderland, “It would be so nice if something would make sense for a change”!

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

Have you seen the poor city worker trying to mow all those little individual grass islands all along Tyler street? How many are there? They created a very labor intensive pain in the ass job that no one is going to enjoy doing for hours a week. This is what happens when there is no oversight or real experience on a project. This is why North street has to be reinvented every three years at taxpayer expense.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  Merry & Bright
10 months ago

Don’t go down Williams Merry. Just saw the city paving some more sidewalks on the cut through streets between Williams and Elm. The funny thing about these sidewalks is they do not connect to anything! And for years the owners on the streets were letting their lawns grow over so they wouldn’t have to shovel. Just another example of the city not listening to the tax payers

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
10 months ago

Thanks Shirl. Curious to see how many of those sidewalks are shoveled this winter.

Took a walk with my dog to check out California Avenue. What a complete cluster, even my dog was confused, finally had to pick the dog up and carry it. Some houses have curbs, most don’t, the curbing in some places is at least 2 1/2 feet from the grass line, some curbing is blocking the sewers. Also, the city brains picked the week that school starts at Allendale to do this project, they had the whole Spring and Summer. Another funny, the city sends out a schedule each week stating the streets that will be under construction and it has yet to be abided by. As usual there is no oversight of departments under this Administration.

Pat
Pat
11 months ago

The Democrats are eating their own. The climate agenda hoax is so out of hand that the real hardcore climate activists crashed a ritzy get together for Maura Healey. The elderly climate crazies were fighting against the younger climate crazies.
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/left-wing-governors-ritzy-fundraiser-shut-down-climate-protesters

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Pat
11 months ago

Eating their own? What do you call it when all those republicans are testifying against Trump?

Pat
Pat
Reply to  snark shark
11 months ago

Unless they are Rinos, they are being coerced. The far left is up to no good with these Trump investigations and it is abusing our justice system and setting a precedent so that future presidents or even ex-presidents can be taken down if their opposing party doesn’t like them. They are using George Soros district attorneys to do their dirty work. No law abiding district attorney would even consider filing these charges against Trump.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Pat
11 months ago

Sounds like you get a lot of inside information.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Pat
10 months ago

It’s not just because they don’t like him, it’s because he has committed numerous crimes.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
11 months ago

I have a question for Kindergarden, TSC, and Snark, how to do explain this about Donald Trump and your “heroes?”

Hillary lied about Trump
Obama spied on Trump
Xiden arrested Trump

Celtics
Celtics
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
10 months ago

I will never understand how so many regular middle-class Americans can be in love with that silver spoon drama queen. Maybe it’s some kind of hypnosis.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Celtics
10 months ago

I agree with you C-Xiden is a true piece of sh!t.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Celtics
10 months ago

This is about fairness under the law and the far left is perverting our justice system. This has nothing to do with whether you like or dislike Trump.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Pat
10 months ago

The far left is perverting our justice system?

You are talking about Trump, Pat.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Kindergarden
10 months ago

THE FIB and DOJ

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Celtics
10 months ago

Good move, Celtics. Havlicek steals the ball!

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
10 months ago

Your question makes no sense to me.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
11 months ago
snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
11 months ago

Looks like one more of MAGAs propaganda videos to me. There are about 1000 of them circulating right now and it shows just how desperate they are to distract from Donalds mug shot. His kids must be so proud, although a couple of them may have mug shots of their own before too long.

Crooked Joe
Crooked Joe
Reply to  snark shark
10 months ago

10% to the big guy

Pat
Pat
Reply to  snark shark
10 months ago

The Democrats are desperate to distract us from Biden’s crimes and his insensitive remarks. Hawaiian business has a sign saying sarcastically to Biden, “Sorry you almost lost your ’67 corvette in a fire”.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  snark shark
10 months ago

Hide the sausage party cover up..

Pat
Pat
10 months ago

The Democrats in New York are putting the illegal immigrants in the poorest neighborhoods. Hokul has already promised those in the wealthier suburbs that they won’t be upset with the invasion. These are all people who support the invasion for political not humanitarian reasons, but still they want their neighborhoods safe and quite so the burden is on the poor and lower middle class to get used to the invasion.
https://www.foxnews.com/media/nyc-residents-erupt-new-migrant-shelter-near-schools-f-ing-way

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pat
10 months ago

TSC, Snark, and Kinder should be first in line to take in the criminal aliens

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Mad Trapper
10 months ago

No thanks.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Kindergarden
10 months ago

K do you support the open border policy of the Biden admin?

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
10 months ago

You’ll get an answer from him, probably about the same time I get K to post the links to the news stories of “white power literature in the suburbs.”

K is just a better educated version of TSC and Snark.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
10 months ago

I’m not going to attach my info to that trash just because you don’t believe it exists. Go ahead, Mark, google it if you dare.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Kindergarden
10 months ago

Don’t need the grade or extra credit Prof.

So, probably like many of your former students would have liked to tell you, Go F**k Yourself. You made the claim, back it up or STFU!

That’s for all the kids who had to listen to ramble on tortuously, because they needed that class/credit for their degree.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
10 months ago

I support the policy, but it’s not open border.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Kindergarden
10 months ago

What a participation-trophy award parent type of answer.

One or the other: closed borders (gaining lawful entry through the legal process) or illegal invaders.

Trump (MAGA) is for the first. Xiden and liberals are for second. No middle ground Prof.

Tough when YOU actually have to make a decision. Welcome to the real world.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
10 months ago

One or the other? I support gaining lawful entry through the legal process. Is that good enough for you?

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
10 months ago

I support gaining lawful entry through the legal process, Fritz.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  Kindergarden
10 months ago

So you agree with us to build the wall. Immigration is important for the country but a legal controlled way so we can do our best to keep the criminal element and terrorist out. Trump’s policies were actually working. If you could just get off your brainwashed thoughts and open your eyes but unfortunately when I read your posts it is like reading the democrat talking points

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
10 months ago

You need to secure the border, but building a wall is not a cost-effective way of doing it. Walls work for the most permeable areas, but are impractical for areas that don’t leak.

The reason my posts seem like D talking points to you is because you make ‘D talking point’ assumptions about my beliefs based upon your small sample of my comments, rather than paying attention to exactly what I say. Markus and Trap do the same thing, essentially making things up about my beliefs and behavior.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  Kindergarden
10 months ago

You never say anything and what you do say are never supported with any facts just name calling which is a democrat style of arguing if you have ever study this

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
10 months ago

I never say anything and call names? Clearly you are talking about someone else.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Pat
10 months ago

Duh!

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
10 months ago

Bird stole the ball too, and passed to DJ.

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

Dear posters. Karen will be on my show next Wednesday at 3pm on 1301 or 1303. She faces a uphill battle but in reality she is the best candidate this cycle. She is not a gobsig candidate and will share in very few of those votes. Remember there is close to 20 000 registered voters who do not vote. These registered voters could put her over the top but it’s going to take efforts on all of us to contact these non voters and get them to the pols. This will be a gigantic effort on all of us to try to wake some of these people up and get them to vote for Karen. I will do everything in my power to try to elect her including having her on my show several times before the election. If anyone has time to help her in any way contact her. Maybe a sign money greet and meet or talk to groups of people. If we don’t elect her it is going to be very rough sliding for the next 4 years in pittsfield. Do what you can. I’m sure she will be very appreciative of all out efforts. At a minimum be sure to vote for her in the upcoming primaries and general election. She will be a fair and good mayor who will listen to everyone. Like I said she faces a up hill battle but she can make it with all our help

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

Karen is the only hope for Pittsfield. She needs everyone’s support!

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

I do not take seriously anyone that has pronouns after their name.

I have eyes. I can see that you are either a man or a woman.

A golden rule my Sgt told our squad on an overseas adventure when it came to shemales, “if it has an apple, it has a banana.”

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
10 months ago

Is the endorsement suppose to get him votes? People I know are sick and tired of this pronoun crap. Bottom line is you are either born with a hot dog or a bun look down and deal with it.

Dynamic Vibrator
Dynamic Vibrator
Reply to  Merry & Bright
10 months ago

Or maybe a cocktail frank

Dynamic Vibrator
Dynamic Vibrator
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
10 months ago

They endorse candidates with sexual orientation as the only criteria. Don’t gay folks in Pittsfield have to pay the ridiculous property tax and water rates that Linda Tyer forced on Pittsfield?

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
10 months ago

Anyone else watch the newest mayoral debate on It’s Pittsfield Tonight that was on the site today? It was on public safety and got a little testy between gavel man and the sham wow guy. Karen held her own. Former da Harrington was thrown under a double decker bus big time. Panhandling took a hit and Camp Homeless in Spring Side was on the agenda. The debate was better than I thought it would be. Mike actually made some good points of his own on the issues with the candidates.

Rule 27
Rule 27
Reply to  Optimus Prime
10 months ago

Mike puts a lot into his productions.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Rule 27
10 months ago

Former Berkshire County District Attorney was in elected office for one term over four years from 2019 – 2022. For many years prior to 2019, Pittsfield was always in the top ten cities by population in Massachusetts for violent crime every year, according to the FBI’s annual reports. So far in late-August 2023, Pittsfield is and will continue to be a city plagued by violent crime. One could draw a circle/oval around inner-city Pittsfield’s distressed neighborhoods to show where most of the city’s violent crime takes place. As for homelessness, it is an ongoing national crisis because housing prices are at a record high, while working class wages only increased by $5 dollars per week over the past 50 years. The underclass who depends on social services are not being trained to work in highly skilled living wage jobs. Pittsfield is part of the nation’s “rust belt”. Pittsfield is a very economically unequal city – if not one of the most economically unequal cities in the state and nation. Mayor Linda Tyer lives in a mansion in a Gated Community west of Berkshire Community College within a few feet of the Hancock border. 35-yearlong banker Peter Marchetti said he would have to take a pay cut to serve as Mayor, which pays an annual salary of $115,725 in fiscal year 2024, but he wants the lucrative city public pension plus perks for life. In closing, blaming Andrea Harrington does NOT let Peter Marchetti, John Krol and Karen Kalinowsky off the hook for Pittsfield’s violent crime and homelessness crises!

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

Where have I seen this exact post before?

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Optimus Prime
10 months ago

I liked it although they didn’t discuss very much the elephant in the room which is the school department. I did miss the first interview so maybe it was discussed then. There is supposedly one more meeting. I’ll have to watch the first one.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
Reply to  Pat
10 months ago

Krol’s wife works for the schools. Conflict of interest. I’m sure no one wants to bring up the school issues, the sacred cow level 5 failing PPS.

Dynamic Vibrator
Dynamic Vibrator
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
10 months ago

Chances are she’ll take a leave of absence if krol gets elected

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Dynamic Vibrator
10 months ago

Or get a promotion to school superintendent…

ChattyCathy
ChattyCathy
Reply to  Dynamic Vibrator
10 months ago

I believe Krol should pledge that his wife will resign if he wins the corner office. That is the only way to avoid a conflict of interest.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  ChattyCathy
10 months ago

And should Marchetti resign from the banking world and pledge not to push any agenda that would support the banks??? Crazy kind of thinking there Chatty

Elisabeth
Elisabeth
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
10 months ago

Um hello totally different as the city budget doesn’t fund the banks budget. But it does fund the School Departments!

Dementia Joe
Dementia Joe
Reply to  Optimus Prime
10 months ago

Marchetti was and is a useless blow hard . After 16 years of him bobkis

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Dementia Joe
10 months ago

Pittsfield needs a real person mayor, not a plastic rerun of the last one. If you enjoy the tax bills you have been getting vote for Krol or Marchetti because they are part of the machine that likes high taxes to pay for needless special interest projects that benefit only a few upper class folk and business s.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Dementia Joe
10 months ago

Gavel Man got testy : I’m not the Tyer administration after Krol used the status quo words in one of his responses. That is bs! He was PART of the Tyer administration for 8 years and he can’t get away from it as citizens keep bringing it up and know he didn’t do anything to stop her from crushing the taxpayers.

Dynamic Vibrator
Dynamic Vibrator
Reply to  Optimus Prime
10 months ago

Didn’t Marchetti, Persip and White allow their faces to be put on a postcard endorsing Tyer?

Craig C Gaetani
Craig C Gaetani
Reply to  Dynamic Vibrator
10 months ago

She is the only candidate WITH a little brain tissue. Sorry for the mistake Karen. The without is for Marchetti and krol. Will see you Wednesday on my TV show.

Craig C Gaetani
Craig C Gaetani
Reply to  Optimus Prime
10 months ago

Prime ,Yes. Marchetti spent his time keeping the other 5 rubber stamps updated as to what the secretary wanted done in the city. He is the number one rubber stamp and he cares not about the taxpayer
He is out for tyer and himself. Send him packing He shouldn’t even be able to run for dog catcher. He is 54 or so going on 15 years old. We don’t need this idiot in the mayor’s seat. He will draw support from all the LGBT factions and established gobsig networks. Remember this when you go into the voting booths. Vote for Karen. She is the only candidate without a little brain tissue
The other two are empty heads

Johnny 2 signs
Johnny 2 signs
Reply to  Optimus Prime
10 months ago

Mike is a local grifter who thinks he’s the press. Dozens of rubes donate to his gofundme every year.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
10 months ago

Allendale Elementary School and the surrounding neighborhood is a public health disaster!

https://theberkshireedge.com/lawsuit-alleging-pcb-related-death-becomes-sixth-case-in-berkshire-county-against-general-electric-monsanto/

Dynamic Vibrator
Dynamic Vibrator
10 months ago

So in the latest debate Marchetti says he’s a work horse not a show horse….. not really… more of a horse’s ass.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Dynamic Vibrator
10 months ago

A Jackass

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Dynamic Vibrator
10 months ago

A work horse? Maybe he should campaign with his shirt off and show us that toned work horse bod. He looks like he is ready to be put out to pasture.

Tammy
Tammy
Reply to  Dynamic Vibrator
10 months ago

Marchetti is more of a unicorn.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Dynamic Vibrator
10 months ago

lol – that’s the exact line TFB used in one of her debates.

They must have a Trivia deck of these catch phrases.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
10 months ago

Hello greedy lobbyist Dan Bosley,

Please read the news story about the New Hampshire State Lottery SCAM:

“NH Lottery breaks all-time sales record, generating $603 million in total sales in fiscal year 2023”
The Nashua Telegraph, August 24, 2023

CONCORD – The New Hampshire Lottery broke its all-time sales record in Fiscal Year 2023, surpassing $603 million in total sales, marking a 12% or $66.5 million increase from its record high of $536.5 million set the previous year. ….

I have followed your pro-big business political turned greed-ball lobbyist careers for many years now. You are very intelligent about finance and governmental policies, which means that you know that state lotteries are the biggest and most inequitable SCAMS in history. The state lottery is nothing more than (voluntary) regressive taxation that targets the underclass, working class, and the mostly financially illiterate no- to low- to moderate-income residents. It is Robin Hood in reverse!

Greedy lobbyists like yourself like it when Massachusetts and New Hampshire state officials alike have the nerve to brag about their record profits in fiscal year 2023. It allows greedy lobbyists like yourself to legally bribe the corrupt career politicians in state government to give their wealthy clients bigger state tax breaks.

Me – a Have Not known as Jon Melle – believes that state officials are systemically mocking people such as myself, as well as my economically distressed and very unequal native hometown of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, with the state lottery. If I didn’t study public administration in graduate school many years ago now, it would all go over my head, of course.

State lawmakers market the state lottery to “Jon Melle” and “Pittsfield” to raise state revenues so that they can enrich themselves and their wealthy campaign donors at the public trough, while “Pittsfield” always receives underfunded state aid for public education and local government services.

The state lottery SCAM is the worst of both worlds for me and Pittsfield alike, while it puts money into your greedy pockets. Sarcasm: Congratulations, greed-ball!

In Truth!

Jonathan A. Melle

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
10 months ago

The state has found a way to tax stupidity with the lottery

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Gobsig
10 months ago

Garrison Keillor: “Lotteries are a tax on those who did not do well in math.”

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
10 months ago

Just finished watching the It’s Pittsfield Tonight’s 2nd mayoral debate. Thought Mike Daly did a good job and poised some great questions. Although one comment made by a candidate overshadowed the whole debate. That is when Pee Pee Petie stated that it was a “third grade debate”. What an insult to Mike, the other candidates but also those taxpayers that chose to watch the debate. If he had any sort of character he would issue a public apology for his comment. The last thing Pittsfield needs is another arrogant egotistical Mayor, we have suffered almost 8 years of that type of behavior with his Mama Linda who he bowed down and kissed her large butt. Also got a chuckle about him stating the 4th of July Parade will continue, we need more than a once a year parade to help to revitalize the City of Pittsfield. Thought both Karen and John came across well and have some good ideas. We need a change, arrogant PeePee Petie is not the answer. He has had his chances and has blown it for too many years.

Joe
Joe
Reply to  Merry & Bright
10 months ago

Spot on, Merry. The “3rd Grade Class President debate” will be Marchetti’s “Aberration” and it perfectly conveys the contempt he has not only for Mike Daly but for Pittsfield voters. He thinks these debates are beneath him and that he’s earned the job. All he talks about is how qualified he is and never what he would actually DO as mayor. You’re supposed to trust that it will be all good stuff because Marchetti knows more than you.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Joe
10 months ago

I would trust that Marchetti would be first in line at the buffet

Celtics
Celtics
Reply to  Merry & Bright
10 months ago

Wow! I just watched it and Marchetti had a complete hissy fit!

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  Celtics
10 months ago

Agree, maybe Mike Daly should have let him bring his security blanket gavel with him so he could yell and pound the podium.

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

If he behaved like that talking before the city council he would have graveled himself down.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Merry & Bright
10 months ago

His actions in the debate showed that behind that facade of having a calm demeanor a leader needs to show its citizens, he showed us just the opposite and came across as someone who will shut down anyone who doesn’t see it his way and do what he wants just like the last 8 years the current mayor has done. Man Child attitude was exposed.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Optimus Prime
10 months ago

Dump the lump on Election Day

Elisabeth
Elisabeth
Reply to  Optimus Prime
10 months ago

But showing up a half hour late is ok? Please tell Mr Krol there is no entitlement here!

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
Reply to  Merry & Bright
10 months ago

Watch again, that is not what he said.

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
Reply to  Merry & Bright
10 months ago

He used the term “Third grade class president debate” referring to Krol showing up 30 minutes late.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
10 months ago

WW, can you name one thing that your candidate Marchetti has done for the taxpayers in Pittsfield for the last 8 years?

Pat
Pat
10 months ago

This ritzy gathering of millionaires with Maura Healey was crashed by climate activists. It was really looking like the event might turn violent. One elderly gentleman is yelling at the activists, “I’m gonna touch you” because he thinks the young activist was reaching for him. He is then seen being restrained from chasing the activists. The last part of the video shows a 20 year old activist being confronted by a man who says he has a completely solar home. “How does that help us?” she cries. “We’re all going to die”. He gets so frustrated with her that he says “I don’t mind if you do die”. Another elderly man tells her “I’m going to die a lot quicker than you are”.  It’s sad just how brainwashed these young people are because the culture and the schools have so indoctrinated them that they are really unstable. It’s no wonder so many young people are having mental health problems because they are being fed so much negativity about an apocalyptic ending from climate change.
https://www.boston25news.com/news/local/new-video-shows-climate-group-interrupting-gov-maura-healeys-fundraiser-nantucket/MFP675NQZ5FOXH7DJFPUCXCM4Y/

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Pat
10 months ago

Your diatribe is quite a stretch, Pat.

Jaycee
Jaycee
10 months ago

Marchetti is a grown up with the experience, capability and character to manage and change Pittsfield. Krol is an overconfident cocky con artist. He’s driven purely by self interest. He lacks the brakes the rest of us have to stop from lying and cheating. Yes he will knock on your door. You’ll be able to spot him as the con is he by the very fact that he will brazenly approach you with his inflated sense of self importance and “great ideas.” He’s a marketeer. He will sell you a story built on hope. He doesn’t have the ability to get the streets plowed. Run away.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Jaycee
10 months ago

If Marchetti is a grown up, why did he shut down Gaetani s petition like a child?

If Marchetti has the experience, capability and character to manage Pittsfield why did he not lift a finger to do so while council president.? So much damage was done while sat by with his finger up his ass.

Also, he said he would work to change Pittsfield. Exactly what is it he would change? What areas that tyer screwed up would he change? And why did he not try to stop her while she was scewing it up? Why wait till it is too late?

Pat
Pat
Reply to  fizzlehead
10 months ago

Krol is a better candidate than Marchetti for sure, but Karen is better than both of them. If it’s between Marchetti and Krol, I would vote for Krol, but between Krol and Karen, I would vote for Karen. I don’t like Krol’s association with former Mayor Ruberto, who I thought really started the downhill slide of Pittsfield.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Pat
10 months ago

Agree with you Pat 100% as to how I’m thinking on voting based on the candidates and who they are.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Pat
10 months ago

Uh huh. Just how big is Rubertos presence behind the scenes? I do remember that when he became mayor taxes started climbing high and fast. Wish someone could get the charts year by year to prove that. But not expecting city hall to easily provide that stuff even though they are public record. And they seem to have been climbing exponentially ever since. No oversight. No audit. Not going to happen with Krol or Marchetti either.

And this is why any reputable money manager would discourage owning private property in Pittsfield if you are middle income trying to raise a family. If you do you will be living paycheck to paycheck and better hope you do not need money for an emergency unless you have good credit to take out a loan you will be paying for years.

Dynamic Vibrator
Dynamic Vibrator
Reply to  fizzlehead
10 months ago

Lumpy Marchetti = Status quochetti…. Same old shit different behind

ChattyCathy
ChattyCathy
Reply to  Jaycee
10 months ago

I totally agree with your assessment and couldn’t say it better myself.

Pat
Pat
10 months ago

George Soros backed District Attorney Fanni Willis has to be stopped in her Nazi tactics toward Donald Trump. She has hated Trump for years and is NOT following the law. Jim Jordan is having her investigated and hopefully this is another Soros DA who is brought to justice for using personal reasons for pursuing Trump and trying to create chaos in this country to carry out the Soros globalist agenda which is fully backed by Joe Biden.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Pat
10 months ago

She is simply treating Trump as the criminal that he is.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
10 months ago

Prof, you’re a pretty smart guy, can you tell me/us what the connection MLK, Donald Trump, and the Fulton County Jail, all have in common?

I look forward to your answer.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
10 months ago

I don’t know, Markus. Go ahead and tell us.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
10 months ago

Can I jump in? Is it that both MLK and Donald were booked in Fulton on trumped up charges?

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Pat
10 months ago

Correct Pat.

And Kindergarden has that PhD hanging on his wall.

Oh, and he read the Communist Manifesto before I was born. Can’t forget that nugget.

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
10 months ago

I am very happy to admit that I learn a lot from my students.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
10 months ago

Disabled unarmed vet shot dead by FBI in morning raid. FBI out of control!

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/08/grieving-mother-desperate-answers-after-fbi-busts-down/

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
10 months ago

Because the Biden administration is out of control and power mad.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
10 months ago

Snark, your foolish replies are humorous. But enough is enough.

I’ve unmasked Mr Worldwide and now Snark, as Dirty Barry Clairmont.

I like your thoughts, but stop ck with local politics, or I’ll u mask you too and vote for your opponent.

Think long and hard before replying with a foolish response. I have nada to lose come election time.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
10 months ago

You can’t edit replies now.

My edit was I’ve unmasked Mr. Worldwide as Dirty Barry Clairmont.

Snark, you’re trying to copy his writing style, but I see through you like Swiss cheese.

As Rambo said, “Let it go,” or I’ll unmask you too.

Snark Shark
Snark Shark
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
10 months ago

I hear ya. Last thing I want to do is upset a rabid Trump guy these days. Gonna back off Trump so please cool your jets.

Also, which local candidate do you want me to lay off? I need you to remain calm please. Treading very lightly here Backing away slowly. Trying not to be foolish or offensive.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Snark Shark
10 months ago

IMO there is only one worthy mayoral candidate. It’s KK.

I believe Krol and Marchetti are one in the same and will continue the same failed policies of Flat Tyer.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
10 months ago

I could not agree more. She is the only one offering any hope at all.

Al A. Bye
Al A. Bye
10 months ago

I believe it was Master Krol who was called a third grader, which seems fair.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
Reply to  Al A. Bye
10 months ago

But it was Marchetti that through a kindergarten hissy fit!

Elisabeth
Elisabeth
Reply to  Merry & Bright
10 months ago

Krol was a half hour late. Entitlement at its best.

John Dutton
John Dutton
Reply to  Merry & Bright
10 months ago

They are both pathetic!! karen is like a deer in the headlights.

Really sad that this is the best that the city could come up with. If you watched the debate on Mike Daly’s fB page the only thing third grade about the day was the production seriously this is what this city has become a total joke.

This will go down as the single worst turnout in city history mark my words. There is absolutely zero enthusiasm About a imminent turnaround for the city Dumb decision after dumb decision. Listening Krol talk about Ruberto makes me want to vomit. Lumpy and his 3rd grade social media posts and karen with the aw shucks i was a beat cop 20 years ago

Blame everyone one else as to why this has become the rat hole that it is.

Rudy Baker
Rudy Baker
Reply to  Merry & Bright
10 months ago

Dumpy Lumpy always defaults to a hissy fit:(

Elisabeth
Elisabeth
10 months ago

Is there any truth to the rumor that Krol showed up a half hour late for the debate? Entitlement at its best!

Dynamic Vibrator
Dynamic Vibrator
Reply to  Elisabeth
10 months ago

Lumpy Marchetti was at Otto’s getting a special button buster

Dynamic Vibrator
Dynamic Vibrator
Reply to  Dynamic Vibrator
10 months ago

Because his shirts don’t fit? Kal and Krol should get clothes that are too tight!

Spider
Spider
Reply to  Elisabeth
10 months ago

I understand that Kroll requested the later start time. Maybe Dan can verify.

Pat
Pat
10 months ago

The Maui fires in Hawaii have been determined to have been caused by the failure of the electric company to shut down power lines in a red alert situation with high winds and dry conditions. Three separate power lines that sparked created the massive fires. Ed Markey, our own ancient Mass. politician, insisted we must act quickly to stop climate change. It’s not enough for Markey or others on the far left that billions have already been put toward climate change. Hawaii also doesn’t manage its grasslands at all after years of declining agriculture. Add to that the lack of warning sirens and the refusal to use water for “equity reasons” and you come to the inescapable conclusion that human error caused this massive loss of life.
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/democrats-climate-change-blame-game-hawaii-fire-confronted-reality-maui-identifies-cause

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Pat
10 months ago

Mother Nature caused that massive loss of life. It was a disaster that no one foresaw.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Kindergarden
10 months ago

Caused by power company that didn’t maintain their dangerous equipmentroperly, and had no concern for safety

Rudy Baker
Rudy Baker
Reply to  Kindergarden
10 months ago

You are blind by choice

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Kindergarden
10 months ago

Like a good democRAT, just bury your head in the sand K.

“No one foresaw.”

Yes, they did. Just like the wildfires in CA, you have to control the vegetation around, or it creates massive amounts of fuel for a fire. They did not in Maui and CA.

Lenny
Lenny
10 months ago

Just checked the Mass. Ethics Commission website and if Krol becomes mayor, he will be in violation of at least 4 conflict of interest rules. As mayor he sits on the School Committee as a voting member, and since his wife works for the PPS that would put him in direct violation of the conflict of interest laws.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Lenny
10 months ago

Does that mean that Pittsfield’s Pot King’s use of his political connections in Pittsfield and Boston since early-2017 will be subject to the Massachusetts “Ethics” Commission’s conflict of interest rules, too? I thought that the state’s “ethics” laws only applied to the “John Krols” of the political world! I thought that the tens of billions of dollars in state tax breaks that the corrupt career politicians in Boston’s corrupt and secretive Statehouse giveaway to their wealthy big business campaign donors during every two-year state legislative session was “ethical” so long as the elites all get rich at the public trough, while we “Kapanskis” all get poorer. What about Massachusetts’ billionaire John Forbes Kerry, who in the first couple of months of 2021 had millions of dollars in investments in the oil and gas industry prior to becoming the nation’s first climate change envoy who travels around the world in his gas guzzling private jet? John Kerry is “ethical” because his Green New Deal policies have more than doubled energy prices in the U.S.A., while the U.S. Government sells its oil reserves to India and China and Joe Biden fist bumps MBS in Saudi Arabia on the world stage. If John Krol is “unethical”, then he must not have the class and status of Pittsfield’s Pot King all the way up to John Kerry and Joe Biden!

Lenny
Lenny
Reply to  Lenny
10 months ago

”Budget smart spirit” that’s why I’m voting for Karen.
Berkshire Eagle 8-29-23

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Lenny
10 months ago

Karen Kalinowsky collects a city public pension plus perks. If she is elected to the position of the Mayor of Pittsfield politics, Karen Kalinowsky will collect the mayoral salary of $115,725 per fiscal year 2024 with future public pay raises through fiscal year 2027, which would be on top of her city pension public pay. After Karen Kalinowsky would retire as the would-be Mayor of Pittsfield politics, her city pension would double in public pay. Karen Kalinowsky’s OPEB plus city public pension costs would cost taxpayers around $4 million if she lives to an old age of at least 85 years old. To be clear, the only winner in this scheme would be Karen Kalinowsky. That is NOT “Budget smart spirit” or “Budget by necessity”! Rather, it is a local politician enriching herself at the public trough.

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

At least Karen isn’t and wasn’t a disability lifer. How much are you taking in over a lifetime from the taxpayers? You truly are a phony.

Wakeupcandvote
Wakeupcandvote
Reply to  Lenny
10 months ago

I’m sure John the Con will persuade them they’re only seeing things.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
10 months ago

What is the deal with MAIL IN VOTING? How does one get the ballot in time for the election? Does the city automatically send them out or do you have to jump through hoops to get one?

I did vote by mail in the past but seems like the ballot was mailed to me without asking. Are they on the way? Can one or more of the candidates answer this Q soon?

Seem like there could be certain candidates (Krol/Marchetti) that might benefit from a poorly rolled out mail in voting effort in the PRIMARY. Karen might benefit most. Hope she can push this so that the elderly who would rather not travel to vote can do it and do it early. The PRIMARY date is coming up fast and we need to get the word out to those unaware of it. My guess is that there are a bunch of folk who would not make the effort to vote (especially in Pittsfield) if they have to travel but might very well if they could just mail it in from home. i.e. handicapped, elderly and those with poor mobility.

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
Reply to  fizzlehead
10 months ago

Why don’t you call the voters office and ask them?

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
10 months ago

Might be a great topic for the Eagle??? (maybe not)

Rudy Baker
Rudy Baker
Reply to  fizzlehead
10 months ago

Call or email the clerk’s office and ask for an application. You can make copies of the application and give them to anyone who wants one. Then just return them to the city clerk.

fizzlehead
fizzlehead
Reply to  Rudy Baker
10 months ago

But they mailed them out last election without asking. What is different now? Can Marchetti answer this one?

Rudy Baker
Rudy Baker
Reply to  fizzlehead
10 months ago

The difference is the last election was statewide. The state sent out the applications. The city does not do that for these municipal only elections. Funding issue perhaps?

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Rudy Baker
10 months ago

New ball park? Pickle ball courts? Dog walking park? Bike pump track? 100 new city vehicles? Raises around the board?

No money for mail in voters? Got it.

Rudy Baker
Rudy Baker
Reply to  snark shark
10 months ago

I’m not defending it or advocating for it…. Just guessing the reason

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  fizzlehead
10 months ago

Eagle has a BIG COLOR pic of a krol campaign sign on there front page. I wonder who they are trying to help. They apparently do not want an oversight candidate in there.

Ahh, they will probably to a KALINOWSKY sign tomorrow. They are fair and balanced right?

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  snark shark
10 months ago

I may be wrong, but In the end the rag will endorse Gavel Man. You wait and see.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Optimus Prime
10 months ago

Yah, they changed it with signs for both Krol and Marchetti. Conveniently left out Karen.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
10 months ago

Tonight little peepee is going to screw the Kapanski’s with trying to get rid of the objection rule. What a tool!! Someone please put in place a policy that anything brought in to council must have a one month investigation period before being enacted. This would allow the council to investigate the pros and the cons and be able to make an informed decision

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
10 months ago

That is a pretty big power move before you are even elected man. Scary stuff. Sounds like somebody wants complete control and and that seems to be trending in Pittsfield city hall.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  snark shark
10 months ago

The day you folk stop bickering over national divisive crap and put your mind where you actually have shared interests and fundamental agreement, you will find seven people who represent YOU to take those seats on the Council. Otherwise, they go to the machine and you get to enjoy the fruits of a fundamentally authoritarian government.

It’s your choice. I chose in 2021 to take a seat. Where were you in ’23?