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Hi! 8 US … & HAPPY THANKSGIVING

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THANKSGIVING WEEK, 2023) — Why bother?

Right?

THE PLANET‘s on hiatus this week and perhaps beyond, whatever we feel.

THE PLANET wishes everyone  a Happy Thanksgiving.

Hasta mañana.

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Tofu not turkey” — Sir Donald Turpentine, Knight of the Bath.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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Chuck Garivaltis"/"
Chuck Garivaltis"/"
6 months ago

Same to you, Dan. Happy Thanksgiving to you and loved ones.

Magic
Magic
Reply to  danvalenti
6 months ago

Chuck and Dan happy thanksgiving

Chuck Garivaltis"/"
Chuck Garivaltis"/"
Reply to  Magic
6 months ago

Same to you Magic. Have a great day.

Craig C Gaetani
Craig C Gaetani
Reply to  Chuck Garivaltis"/"
6 months ago

Chuck I remember the good old days on Livingston Ave. Aunt rose and Jake would have have half the city there for Xmas dinner.Of course my father and Joe would be there and you and your brother Jimmy. That was so many years ago but I remember those good old days there and at the barbershop. Hope you and carm have happy holidays. Cheers to you my good friend Craig

Chuck Garivaltis"/"
Chuck Garivaltis"/"
Reply to  Craig C Gaetani
6 months ago

Wonderful times and beautiful memories. I always stopped in and felt at home when Aunt Rose and Uncle Jake would host holiday dinners for all Gaetani family members. I attended many of these dinners and always felt at home From the time I left home at the age of 18 I never sat in a barbershop chair unless it was Joe or Charlie’s. Loved the family. Cheers to you and yours, Craig. Have a great day. Chuck

Larry Tallman
Larry Tallman
Reply to  Craig C Gaetani
6 months ago

Craig. Happy Thanksgiving to you my life long friend. i never went by Robbins Ave. without your Mom insisting on mangia. This old Bradford St., Tucker School alum wishes you the best from SC.

Craig C Gaetani
Craig C Gaetani
Reply to  Larry Tallman
6 months ago

Larry happy holidays to you and Cindy. You are welcome here any time you can get here. Getting cold here. I should be down south rather than freezing in Pittsfield. Maybe I will see you after the holidays. I sold the big boat but am redoing the seaswirl as a winter project. This will be the 45th summer I’ve had it. Have a nice Xmas. See you soon either there or here. Nice to hear from you and cindy

JoeFriday
JoeFriday
6 months ago

Happy Early Thanksgiving to you, Danno! And thank you for the sounding board.

Rocky Rollers
Rocky Rollers
Reply to  JoeFriday
6 months ago

Happy Thanksgiving Dan and Lisa. Enjoy the Holiday Everyone.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Rocky Rollers
6 months ago

Happy Thanksgiving! I am grateful for the last FREE SPEECH blog in the Berkshires. The Holidays Season is a WONDERFUL time of year. God bless America. Thank you, blogger Dan Valenti, for being a voice for the little guy. We will never stop fighting the good fights in Pittsfield politics and beyond. 2024 is going to be a big year in politics!

Mississippi Jack Crock
Mississippi Jack Crock
Reply to  danvalenti
6 months ago

Some sociopaths give that thumbs down? I’d like to see them.

Last edited 6 months ago by Mississippi Jack Crock
Karen
Karen
6 months ago

Enjoy your break, kids!

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
6 months ago

Like your plans Dan, Hopefully it rubs off on the politicians who can take a looooong hiatus from stealing the taxpayers money and splurging on their cronies so they can stay in power!! ha who am I kidding the wheels on this bus just keeps spinning down the crazy train! Happy Thanksgiving all. Hopefully everyone is able to enjoy family, god and great food!!

Rocky Rollers
Rocky Rollers
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
6 months ago

Thank those who lowered the affluent limits of phosphorus after the failing of the Fifty million invested and failing, as one council member said in our Modern Times ……

Mississippi Jack Crock
Mississippi Jack Crock
6 months ago

Heard it on the news today radio WGOB: “Black Friday shoppers should take note. Christmas shoppers will have trouble getting their gifts this season as supplies are projected to be lower this fall. Economists are recommending that you get your shoplifting done early. Happy Thanksgiving, listerners. Please drink responsibly, and don’t do anything I wouldn’t do.”

Mississippi Jack Crock
Mississippi Jack Crock
6 months ago

Before you crawl into your hibernation, well deserved, please release MJC’s Thanksgiving Advisory. I live alone on the third island on Pontoosuc Pond. Winter is coming upon me and I do hope I will soon be able to walk to the donut maker. It’s been 218 days since I was forced by my docs to abandon my home and find suitable shelter from the clouds of radiation. I be sharing mirth with Tenessey Sauer de Maashe who is writing a novel tracing his humble destination back to a Dutch marine Admiral Tenessey S.M. who set out to seize Thames Bridge but got blown Southwards and wound up in a vinyard in Provence. Therein he settled down, having lost his ship and crew to the Frankish mob that stripped it to kindling.
Wishing you and Lisa a wonderful happy thackerian Thanksgiving!

Last edited 6 months ago by Mississippi Jack Crock
snark shark
snark shark
6 months ago

Happy Thanksgiving Dan and family and thank you for the privilege of posting on your site.

Chuck Trzcinka
Chuck Trzcinka
6 months ago

Happy Thanksgiving!

Peet
Peet
6 months ago

You didn’t answer your phone…. Ut, you must be on heroin. I’m reporting you.

Outfox
Outfox
6 months ago

Kid, we only got one question. Have you ever been arrested?
Happy Thanksgiving, Dan and my fellow Planeteers!

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Outfox
6 months ago

OF: Thanksgiving in Berk. just wouldn’t be the same without the tale of that red VW microbus.

Last edited 6 months ago by Charles Kronick
Outfox
Outfox
Reply to  Charles Kronick
6 months ago

The seeing eye dog is just about my favorite part of the story

Mississippi Jack Crock
Mississippi Jack Crock
Reply to  Outfox
6 months ago

Need a refresher on it I believe

Last edited 6 months ago by Mississippi Jack Crock
Ron Kitterman
Ron Kitterman
6 months ago

Happy Thanksgiving Dan!! As for me I’ll be serving a plant based turkey smothered quinoa tofu and cranberries. Aw just kidding Enjoy!  

Craig C Gaetani
Craig C Gaetani
Reply to  danvalenti
6 months ago

Dan I have the cleanest bird in the city. I just finished washing it in a sandfloat. Good cheers to you and Lisa and all pv posters. Have a nice Thanksgiving everybody
My three minutes are up

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Craig C Gaetani
6 months ago

Is this a Code Red thing? you put your turkey in the city’s sandfloat?!

Dave Bubriski
Dave Bubriski
Reply to  Ron Kitterman
6 months ago

Las year Ron shot his own turkey. Now he’s banned from Price Chopper!

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Dave Bubriski
6 months ago

Way cool.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Ron Kitterman
6 months ago

Ron, you just wrecked my appetite.

Chris Connell
Chris Connell
6 months ago

Happy Thanksgiving Dan to you and your family. Thank you for everything you do for the community.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
6 months ago

Happy Thanksgiving to all. Dan, enjoy your time off, well deserved. Thankful and grateful for your blog, only place we get the “real story”.

Redo Dar
Redo Dar
Reply to  Merry & Bright
6 months ago

To all the posters on here especially Dan Happy Thanksgiving.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Merry & Bright
6 months ago

Or at least figure that there is a real story.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
6 months ago

Wishing the Planet and his loved ones a wonderful Happy Thanksgiving day. Enjoy your hiatus from the daily grind. And to all who participate on here or read the Planet, Happy Thanks Giving Day.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
6 months ago

I can’t believe that I’m finding thumbs down on posts that are wishing a Happy Thanks Giving to one another. This is exactly what is wrong with society today. Some can’t allow themselves to allow others a time of thoughtfulness and togetherness, even for a moment on days much needed with all going on in our daily lives.

Mississippi Jack Crock
Mississippi Jack Crock
Reply to  Optimus Prime
6 months ago

I thought that was supposed to be the typical affect of this pretty place. I’m just catching on to the affectations of the locals. Tell me what don’t get.

Last edited 6 months ago by Mississippi Jack Crock
Craig C Gaetani
Craig C Gaetani
Reply to  Mississippi Jack Crock
6 months ago

AN interview with 4year old Sarah. Sarah, where do you get your turkey.? We buy it at the auto parts store. We catch it in the cellar and bring it home in a pillow case. When we get it home my daddy beats it with a chain. He pulls the feathers off with pliers and cuts the head off. We cook it in the clothes dryer for a few days and then carve it up with a chain saw.
We eat about 5 pounds each. Our dog Rex eats the rest about 20 pound. after we eat we sleep for about30 hours then go to my grama’s house for desert. We like to eat turkey this way as it is nice and moist. A real interview as told to Johnny Carson on the tonight show some 40 years ago.

Tree Seventeen
Tree Seventeen
Reply to  Craig C Gaetani
6 months ago

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone. Cowboys,Lions San Fran ha ha..

Mississippi Jack Crock
Mississippi Jack Crock
6 months ago

I took another of those large orange pills for my EHS. It needs a 1 inch pvc pipe rammed down the gullet and then propelled south with a pump. Can’t break it up into small pieces like the others. It’s painful, and I thank neighbor Tennesseey S. Maash for his services. But is it worth it, asks you? Certainly it is. My foot has now turned a prettier color green like the stone and my hair has flattened out. Lingering effects linger on though. Hair floats up when I walk near the flouressent lamperoos at the Hall of the City.

Maybe, as a nice Thanksgiving gesture, one of you good souls will petition for me a conversion, just the payment desk is all I’m asking, to good old fashion incandescent or gas lamps like we have still in the bayous on our side of the muddy.

WTF
WTF
Reply to  Mississippi Jack Crock
6 months ago

Excuse me but who in the holy hell do you expect to pay for this self aggrandizing upgrade? Might I remind you that this is the time of year for Giving and not for personal grifting from the private sector.

Please leave that to the Petes and the special interests who will now be controlling public pocketbooks. While this may be a time of very high inflation and made worse for a city of mostly low income folk on public assistance and elderly on fixed incomes and a burgeoning immigrant and homeless population, there is still that pressing need to bleed every possible dime from the middle income class. In fact rumor has it that Sky Boxes are now being considered for the grandstand for the new upscale stadium for the celebrities that are sure to be coming in droves. The new Marchetti Stadium is expected to be finished in 2027 and may be paid off as soon as 2097.

Mississippi Jack Crock
Mississippi Jack Crock
Reply to  WTF
6 months ago

My oh my my my. There is a whole class of us not well represented by the DEI needing this most important onversion. Look, now you gone made me break my ‘c’ key.

Last edited 6 months ago by Mississippi Jack Crock
Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  WTF
6 months ago

Will it have a bowling alley?

Empty Set
Empty Set
Reply to  Gobsig
6 months ago

They probably had not thought of that but now that you have put the idea forward I can see it being put into the blueprints.
One thing is for sure and that is that baseball is just the lure they are selling this with, but once ground is broken you will be hearing about all kinds of stuff it will really being built for. First Friday events, Third Thursday events, pride events, immigrant induction center, bike track races, pickle ball tournaments, food truck jamborees and canoe races.
Mark my words people. Baseball will not be one tenth of the use and they might have to schedule games around random events. This whole thing was never hatched with baseball as the end game.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  Empty Set
6 months ago

It’s just the rebirth of the Civic Authority…you knew one day they would be back…I still would love to see the so called rusty beams that can’t be replaced with CPA money

Tree Seventeen
Tree Seventeen
Reply to  WTF
6 months ago

I thought they were calling it Persips Plunge. Plunge by cash and water.

Pat
Pat
6 months ago

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

Tree Seventeen
Tree Seventeen
Reply to  Pat
6 months ago

Happy Thanksgiving to the Gobsigs.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Tree Seventeen
6 months ago

Thank you very much

Tree Seventeen
Tree Seventeen
Reply to  Pat
6 months ago

DPW Director must be fired he’s costing the city a fortune.

Tt2
Tt2
Reply to  Tree Seventeen
6 months ago

Also Kerwood, but we all that is not going to happen under fat boys watch. Also dont expect and audit soon

WTF
WTF
Reply to  Tt2
6 months ago

Too many connected people pumping the brakes on any real oversight. Marchetti and White will continue on that dysfunctional path as per instructions. They are very good boys.

WTF
WTF
Reply to  Tree Seventeen
6 months ago

He is but he does nothing that is not at the direction of the mayor. She would like for people to think that all the further decline of her city during her term is someone else’s doing. But sorry Linda, you and the Petes own this mess. You and yours can sail off into the sunset and forget about Pittsfield but you will always own the mess you made so much worse.

Tree Seventeen
Tree Seventeen
Reply to  Pat
6 months ago

Pat. I got you at 11/2 to win the Orbit.

Gobsig
Gobsig
6 months ago

I’m thankful that Tyer won’t be mayor for much longer!

Tt2
Tt2
Reply to  Gobsig
6 months ago

It is not going to get any better we are still screwed

Tt2
Tt2
6 months ago

Happy Thanksgiving Dan to you and the family

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
6 months ago

Today I baked a cherry pie and had turkey dinner with 40 good friends. Love and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, but especially Danny, Pat, Markus, Optimus, Trapper and all others I often lock horns with. I don’t mean to be rude so please don’t take it personally.

Tree Seventeen
Tree Seventeen
Reply to  Kindergarden
6 months ago

At least you never called anyone a bitch.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Kindergarden
6 months ago

Kindergarden, I wish you and your family a Happy Belated Thanksgiving.

I don’t take it personally and enjoy the banter between us.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
6 months ago

Wonderful! The one thing no one said is Thank you Almighty for allowing us to live another day.

Now, let the battering and bashing begin!

Kindergarden
Kindergarden
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
6 months ago

Markus, thanks, me too.

The school committee
The school committee
6 months ago

I thank Dan for allowing anti Trump vermin like me to warn the board about watching FOX propaganda hour after hour, day after day,week after week,month after month and year after year now decades. Noooo it does not affect me.FOX loop now does 4 vermin storytime pieces about Biden then how Mabel bakes the best cookies in wester Idaho. FOX is the best brainwashing American TV media station in our country. Americas Republican MAGA party pays 200 a month to Spectrum for 1 TV channel.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  danvalenti
6 months ago

His other side is one floor below him

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Gobsig
6 months ago

Lol

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

I would never vote for trump as I honestly believe he is the worst possible person to run anything. But I do hope someone can be found to take Bidens place on the ticket. We do need a younger version of him.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  snark shark
6 months ago

A younger version of the old Biden was the young Biden. He’s no better than the older.

Last edited 6 months ago by Charles Kronick
snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Charles Kronick
6 months ago

and yet he has not initiated even one insurrection yet. Does that bum you out or can you hold out till trump comes back and does one on day one?

You do realize that your useful idiot role to trump has a shelf life? Once you help him to become dictator king he will have zero use for you and you will become fodder like the rest of us. How many people who were very close to him at one time , who he said were “wonderful people” has he since shit upon? A lot my friend. Everyone who stopped or even slowed down in their servitude to his every wish quickly became his arch enemy.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  snark shark
6 months ago

Actually he did a silent insurrection while Pelosi ran the Jan 6th tour of the capital. Amazing how now in court the counting machines are being shown how they can be hacked, how the counts were off and in GA they are looking for 150,000 missing paper ballots, These voting”issues” have been popping up in Arizona, Wisconsin, Michigan, Georgia, Texas, Pennsylvania and Minn. Funny how this is being ignored by most media outlets….any reasons why you think that is???

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
6 months ago

Yes indeed I do. I think it is because you believe all these conspiracies the far right dumps in your lap and you refuse to try to verify whether they are true or not. And that is kinda sad isn’t it?

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  snark shark
6 months ago

I guess you don’t believe in the American Judicial System where this news is, I get my Fox reports from you and your coocoo crew

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

From you Trumpian viewpoint.

Mississippi Jack Crock
Mississippi Jack Crock
Reply to  The school committee
6 months ago

whaaa?

Last edited 6 months ago by Mississippi Jack Crock
The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  snark shark
6 months ago

Biden = Democracy…..Trump =Dictatorship 1 second after his inauguration.Republicans are supporting the Russian Authoritarian Government for themselves and the World……Every person on this board now knows how Germany backed Hitler

Dementia Joe
Dementia Joe
Reply to  The school committee
6 months ago

Enjoying the Bidenflation? Nothing like high prices and the threat of war. Ah yes, the good democrat days.

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Dementia Joe
6 months ago

Our economy is very good with full employment and no Coup looming from MAGAs

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  Dementia Joe
6 months ago

10% for the big guy, you know quid pro quo joe

Herb Pease
Herb Pease
Reply to  The school committee
6 months ago

You are cuckoo chappy

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Herb Pease
6 months ago

You voted for Don Trump…lol are you a corporation or rich?

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  The school committee
6 months ago

You need not worry. You don’t have a brain to wash.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  The school committee
6 months ago

When does the Hilary deplorable hour hour come on MSNBC?

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  12 Gauge
6 months ago

?

Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  The school committee
6 months ago

Enjoy the View with whoopee and Joy. Tyer will join the show in February.

Tree Seventeen
Tree Seventeen
Reply to  Agent 86
6 months ago

She’ll need eight years.

Agent 86
Agent 86
Reply to  Tree Seventeen
6 months ago

And a buffet

The school committee
The school committee
Reply to  Agent 86
6 months ago

You watch the view?

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  The school committee
6 months ago

We all love our very own coocoo for cocoa puffs poster,,,,we wouldn’t really see how brainwashed Pittsfield residents are without your lying diatribes. Loved the hate rag cartoon the other day…waiting for the editor to get the Hilary treatment and 4 1/2 years in the slammer for that pure hate

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
6 months ago

Those brainwashed people need to install bidet’s to rinse their brain’s of the leftist views they are indoctrinated with.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
6 months ago

Happy Belated Thanksgiving to you Dan and all the other posters on The Planet.

Pat
Pat
6 months ago

Young people across our country in colleges and high schools are racists. A high school called Hillcrest in Queens New York began rioting in the halls of the school when they found out one of their teachers attended a pro-Israel event. The teacher had to hide in a closet for two hours while the students rampaged against her and against Israel. These young people have been indoctrinated by the schools and by Tik-Tok to hate the Jewish people.

Last edited 6 months ago by Pat
WTF
WTF
Reply to  Pat
6 months ago

The broader picture seems to suggest that EVERYONE hates EVERYONE. Now that statement may be slightly exaggerated but probably not by much. What the hell is going on in Ireland?

And now that it is except-able to recklessly kill woman and children when at war we can look at a world population drop which quite frankly may be a good thing. Hopefully though, all the thousands of thugs in prison will still have 65 inch televisions to watch. But why does the grim reaper seem to pass by so many who really need to die early deaths and target innocents in incubators? George Orwell did not address this and so that mystery goes on.

Pat
Pat
Reply to  WTF
6 months ago

Ireland has been taken over by the far left it seems. The globalists are all for a drop in world population. COVID didn’t get rid of as many people as they had hoped for their climate change obsession.

WTF
WTF
Reply to  Pat
6 months ago

Are we talking about globalist leprechauns here Pat? I sure hope they don’t do away with rainbows cuz some of them are kinda neat.

By the by, is it true that Donald wants to move Christmas Day to Jan 6th and have the kids open their presents then while he sings Silent Night by a flaming log on the television? That is What Tucker is saying.

Tree Seventeen
Tree Seventeen
Reply to  WTF
6 months ago

Big protest against Israel shutting down travel in n y.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  WTF
6 months ago

“The broader picture seems to suggest that EVERYONE hates EVERYONE”

That’s the work of Satan: irrationality and hate. Pandemonium in both image and in action. Don’t entertain it for a minute. Avoid judgement and focus on observation.

Last edited 6 months ago by Charles Kronick
Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  WTF
6 months ago

Billy Joel’s song with the lyrics,” Only the good die young “ in it comes to mind for me.

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  Optimus Prime
6 months ago

Actually, We Didn’t Start the Fire is what comes to my mind with all the craziness in the world today

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
6 months ago
Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Optimus Prime
6 months ago

We knew that last June.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Optimus Prime
6 months ago

“Proposed Pittsfield Tax Rate Would Hike Bills 8.75%”

The tax rate does not boost tax Bill’s. Tax Rates are driven by budgets. While budgets are drafted by the Mayor, it is the People’s body, the City Council, that chooses how much to approve. You, the People, chose to accept the entire proposal.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
6 months ago

Testing

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
6 months ago

Anyone else having issues posting to this site?

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
6 months ago

Flat Tyer wants to give everyone in Picklefield one last departing gift. How about your property taxes going up 8.75%.

A $270,000 house will now cost Picklefield taxpayers approximately $5000 a year.

Proposed Pittsfield Tax Rate Would Hike Bills 8.75% / iBerkshires.com – The Berkshires online guide to events, news and Berkshire County community information.

How about using some of that “grant money” Tricia Farley-Country Buffet (D-illegal aliens) always “finds” for Picklefield in exchange for a few dozen low-lifes and bums to add to the collection we already have, to lower the tax rate? Is that possible? Or is another Ricky Rumpus roundabout/kickbacks already in the works?

Last edited 6 months ago by Markus Aurelius