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MAYOR MAYPO BRINGS INCOMPETENCE TO AN ART FORM, INSTALLS NEW MOTTO FOR BITCHFIELD: ‘ELAPSUS EST PER RIMAS,’ or “IT SLIPPED THROuGH THE CRACKS.”

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, THE WEEKEND EDITION MARCH 1-3, 2024) — It didn’t take long for the illustrious sad-sack mayor Marky Maypo to become embroiled in the hot sauce, did it? Are we talking scandal and coverup, or stunning incompetence? There’s no third possibility.

At Tuesday’s council meeting, Maypo dismissed DPW’s botched handling of a nearly $50,000 invoice by saying “it slipped through the cracks.” Ranks up there with one of THE PLANET students not handing in an assignment because “the dog ate it.”

“Slipped through the cracks” now officially replaces “Openly gay” as Bitchfield’s motto. In Latin, it reads: Elapsus Est Per Rimas.

As former councilor Chris Connell commented to THE PLANET, this “error” passed unnoticed through FOUR layers of “safeguards”:

  • DPW commissioner Ricky Rumpus.
  • DPW business manager, a “make work” position created two years ago.
  • Finance director Kufflinks Kerwood.
  • The Bitchfield purchasing department.

“It is totally unacceptable given the number of individuals that should have been involved,” Connell said.  “I can’t believe The Mayor blamed the last administration. It’s time to hold people accountable for not doing the job they were hired to perform.”

Great point. Maypo failed to own the mistake, instead throwing Linda Tyer under the magic bus at a time when Maypo was council president and larded Porkchop Pete was his VP.

Marky Maypo, another “Profile in Courage.”

 

———- ooo ———-

Fact is, every alleged “check and balance” failed. City government, what’s left of it, is in free fall. It only took Maypo two months to bring ashes to ashes and dust to dust.

Consider this additional sobering fact: If this invoice elapses est per rimas, how many others went “elapsus” either through incompetence or secret deals? Zero? 10? 100? The Kapanski’s don’t know.

Another excellent point came to THE PLANET from one of our elite correspondents, CRAB:

The argument that “we thought MEMA would reimburse us, so we didn’t think we had to do a PO” is concerning and potentially not truthful. Every single employee involved in paying bills in every town in the state knows that when you are in a situation that COULD be reimbursed by MEMA in the future, you still cut Purchase Orders now, and then submit the bills and PO’s if the event is considered to be paid by MEMA. You also pay the bill to the contractor with current funds when the invoice is due and then can go back for reimbursement later. Citizens should be concerned that since making a contractor wait all this time for payment, when the next event happens and the city needs help with cleanup, contractors may not be so quick to work for the city. Was this work really needed? Should it have been put out to bid but was not and given to a friend under the guise of emergency work? Lot’s of unanswered questions.

Maypo told the lapdog council: “The banker in me says that we need to do a better job of keeping track of our invoices when they come in,” Maypo said.

“Banker?” There is no “banker” in Maypo. There’s only “bunco.”

Rumpus, incidentally, ducked the council meeting, claiming “illness.”

Yeah, right.

———- ooo ———-

Councilor-at-large Kathy Amuso said she had spoken to Rumpus earlier: “Almost every year, something comes before us because department heads didn’t put in purchase orders or payments in a timely manner, so, I asked him, you have to put a process in place … we also have to account what goes on.” Rumpus replied that he will install such a process.

Do you get the gravity of Rumpus’ admission? He’s putting a process in place. Translation: Previously, there has been no process!!

There are a million questions that Maypo, Porkchop, and the council did not, have not, and will not ask. Neither will the mainstream media, which has swallowed the official Bitchfield line. THE PLANET alone has been the sole forum for this corruption to be aired.

Every corner of official Bitchfield is in need of a Deep-Clean fumigation.

And the DPW commissioner needs to be fired, immediately.

Have a great weekend, everybody.

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A mayor cannot serve the city if he is not accountable to its laws” — Sir Donald Turpentine.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

Sarcasm: When I make mistakes, I always blame Linda Tyer, too. Joe Biden blames Donald Trump. Putin blames the west, which he threatens to nuke. In summary, blame either Linda Tyer or Donald Trump. In Putin’s case, blame the west and then threaten to nuke ’em.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

FJB!!!!

And those who installed him.

snark shark
snark shark
1 month ago

Rumpus is a symptom of a problem but certainly not the core problem. If you want to find the CORE problem you will need a forensic audit but for some eerie reason, that subject seems taboo.

As this situation highlights, oversight is frowned upon at the corner office in Pittsfield. Less eyes are better syndrome.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  snark shark
1 month ago

They are ALL DEMOCRATS!!!

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Mad Trapper
1 month ago

Democrats, they know absolutely EVERYTHING about NOTHING!

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
1 month ago

Just remember the line you get the government you vote for, and unfortunately the voting machines seem to say these are the people that were winners in the election. Unfortunately all us bitches are the losers so I don’t see anything happening and the government believes this as well. How many illegal meetings have taken place through the years that there are no consequences? How many special interest get the grease? How can the city illegally spend the ARPA money and nothing happens? This is what the city deserves unfortunately because the special interests have made sure nothing changes

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
1 month ago

But is it really a government at all? Or is it an entity pretending to be a government?

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  snark shark
1 month ago

Our government leaders here,I think are more of a predetermined government brought by the special interests who get their candidates elected most of the time.A few here and there get in against the gob network candidates.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

Based on last meeting alone, it is “See no evil stay quiet.” It blows my mind not one person questioned how the Mayor ‘knew’ that the past due bills were legitimate. They didn’t even ask for copies? That is odd because when I was on the Council, requests for funds to pay late bills always were accompanied with invoices.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  ShirleyKnutz
1 month ago

Ward 2 got the gov it voted for – definitely.

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

Soros attack dog New York District Attorney Leticia James is now going after a beef company for producing too much methane gas for the climate. Soon she will be going after all beef companies and putting them out of business in New York, but all of the climate crazies across the country and the world have the same goal.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Put Leticia in a garage overnight with a car running.

I’ll stay in the barn with the cows.

Guess who wakes up the next morning.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

I’ll bet Leticia, like Tricia farts as much as any old cow.

Mississippi Jack Crock
Mississippi Jack Crock
Reply to  Gobsig
1 month ago

Both make an awful lot of bull shit. Just it comes out of different apertures.

Mr. Fritz
Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

Coming to a ‘hood near you……

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2024/03/so-we-get-no-say-wealthy-elites-affluent/

The Guv will be sending more migrants to western Mass. to get them off the radar…

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

That’s the true older, white, liberal, mantra: NIMBY-Dumping illegal aliens in poor black neighborhoods.

How come Tricia Farley Country-Buffet (D-illegal aliens) doesn’t volunteer to take a family or a few military aged illegal alien men in her home?

She advocates so much for them and has done absolutely nothing for her constituents, other than collect a taxpayer funded paycheck.

First, she got illegal aliens driver’s licenses so they could vot…..I mean, under the guise of “public safety,” because “Chief Wynn said so.”

Then she brought (or is it bought?) Flat Tyer and Picklefield “grant money,” to add to the “diversity” of the city.

The “diversity,” of course meant moving bums, drug addicts, and half-way house members, from Boston to the Berkshires.

We did get bike lanes and bump outs from that “grant money.”

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

Aiding and abetting CRIMINAL ALIENS, is still a Federal FELONY!!!

LOCK HER UP!!!

Grandma Kettle
Grandma Kettle
Reply to  Mr. Fritz
1 month ago

Lady I know says it looks to her like a couple, new to the country, just moved into her elderly housing project on Waconah street. Not really elderly housing anymore though. They now say it is not fair to have public housing projects just for elderly so now anybody on section 8 can apparently be moved in with the elderly. It is discriminating according to the woke folk to have public housing dedicated to elderly only, (where they once felt more safe). Lady says now the cops come more often where they hardly ever came before.

And Pittsfield would like to drive all the elderly out of their birth homes by raising taxes beyond their means. Once their homes become available investors swoop in and buy them up for rental properties at ridiculous prices. Kinda sad but seniors are kinda like fodder in Pittsfield.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Grandma Kettle
1 month ago

Very true about the investors too. They send scouts through Pittsfield’s neighborhoods. The scouts pretend to be the buyers but they are purchasing on behalf of realtors out of state. I encountered them.

They bring cash, and they pay low. Don’t entertain them.

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Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Charles Kronick
1 month ago

Curious: Who else heard the tale: “I’m buying the house for my sister who is moving to the area. I just want to help her out.”

I met two of them.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
1 month ago

Diversity hires usually prove their worth(lessness) sooner, rather than later.

Ricky Rumpus is no exception. He helped destroy North Street with unneeded/unnecessary bikes lanes, bump outs-which makes removing snow a difficult task for plows, unneeded/unnecessary roundabouts, and now $50,000 just “slipped through the cracks,” because Ricky Rumpus didn’t have a system in place to track his departments financial records.

My employer made me bring back receipts to get reimbursed for expenses I occurred during travel. Was it because they didn’t trust me? No, it’s to document and keep an accurate record of expenditures, so $50K didn’t “slip through the cracks” and into someone’s wallet legally.

I think the picture of Ricky Rumpus wearing his bike helmet and riding his scooter to work, should be the picture example in Webster’s Dictionary of “Incompetence.”

With the added appendage, *Incompetence is usually associated with most DIE hires/promotions, because they we hired simply for skin color and not the competence level needed for the position they were hired for.

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Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
1 month ago

My employer had a policy to fire you if you incurred a company expense without a receipt. But to order without a PO means the order is undocumented and unapproved.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
1 month ago

Dan – you know that one can have many faults all at the same time. Mostly one causes others.

For example, incompetence leads to lying leads to corruption. Or corruption, the intent to defraud the public, leads to violating best practices which is incompetence, and always is followed by lies.

Each ‘blame’ was not a blame but a diversion. It happened then, it snowed, we wanted state help, someone somewhere was out of the office in April, it slipped through the cracks, Tyer was a mayor then.

Watch his face as he goes through the list. It’s revealing.

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Richard Arnold
Richard Arnold
Reply to  Charles Kronick
1 month ago

You’re right blame somebody else and then the troops circle around you and protect you as long as you work in this city

Itsa Bigmess
Itsa Bigmess
Reply to  Charles Kronick
1 month ago

I heard that a clerk working for the vendor accidentally used disappearing ink on the invoice so when it got to city hall they had no idea what the hell it was and tossed it into the trash.

And I think we all owe an apology to this administration for being so quick to judge based only on past predictable behavior.

Who would like to go first?

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Itsa Bigmess
1 month ago

I actually could believe you at the point you said the vendors are using invisible ink. I caught the joke when you got to trash.

Ghost of Pearl Bergoff
Ghost of Pearl Bergoff
1 month ago

I am not one to back up Maypo, but this seems to be 100% on the Linda administration and Rupus. Unless it was brought before the council how would they have known? I couldn’t see them simply ignoring it back at the time, especially with Karen K and Charles K on the council.

Linda was a pro at two things: Being shady with funding and hiding from accountability

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Ghost of Pearl Bergoff
1 month ago

The main difference between Linda and Lumpy is Lumpy wears smaller polka dots.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Ghost of Pearl Bergoff
1 month ago

Linda was a pro at two things: Being shady with funding and hiding from accountability.

And the current Mayor while council president helped her every step of the way to become a pro at what you mentioned during her terms.

Mr. Worldwine
Mr. Worldwine
1 month ago

The DPW commissioner will not be fired for obvious reasons but look for him to announce a new career opportunity somewhere out of state later this year.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Probably with the Adams Family

Sharp Stic
Sharp Stic
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Yes. Give him a ninety day leeway also. Incompetence always lands on its feet in bitchfield.

SchmeecHamnre
SchmeecHamnre
Reply to  Mr. Worldwine
1 month ago

Where’s he going the Yucatán?

Ricardo Pendejo
Ricardo Pendejo
Reply to  SchmeecHamnre
1 month ago

He’s going to go to fight snowstorms in Miami.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Mr. Worldwine
1 month ago

He is not going anywhere till a like minded sycophant can be brought in. Too important a position to risk winding up with an independent thinker.

Earl
Earl
Reply to  snark shark
1 month ago

It will be someone even more diverse than Ricardo.

SchmeecHamnre
SchmeecHamnre
Reply to  Earl
1 month ago

Ed Norton,

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  Mr. Worldwine
1 month ago

He will fail upward like most who are checking all the right boxes. Usually they end up with more money and the rest that goes with failing upwards.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Optimus Prime
1 month ago

Peter Principle. A manager gets promoted to his level of incompetence.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Charles Kronick
1 month ago

Peter Principle and Pittsfield. Funny thing.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

That there’s Cosmic Justice for ya.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Charles Kronick
1 month ago

Especially White and Marchetti.

Ricardo Pendejo
Ricardo Pendejo
Reply to  Mr. Worldwine
1 month ago

no dejes que la puerta te golpee en el culo.

Merry & Bright
Merry & Bright
1 month ago

What did people expect when voting in Mayor Maypo? Nothing will change, evidently that is what they wanted. His rival John Krol had announced during his campaign that he had already planned for changes in leadership in both Finance and the Public Works Department. He also stated he would be up to having an outside auditor to check the books. Too many special interest groups were afraid of these changes, so they backed BM, Boring Monotone, Mayor Maypo.

Joetaxpayer
Joetaxpayer
Reply to  Merry & Bright
1 month ago

Regardless of who won Mayor, Pittsfield will never change. The progressive Democrats will continue to destroy the City. The Moonbat Democrats will continue to elect, the tax and spend Politicians. Still have 12 schools 7 that had additions put on them, yet lost thousands In enrollment, still no closures. Same as it always been. 65,000 population 5 Fire Stations, 40,000 population 5 Fire Stations. Nuff Said.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Joetaxpayer
1 month ago

And five times as many teachers and school administrators.

Gov. Healy encourages mayors to raise taxes on food, hotels and vehicle excise but said NOTHING (NOT A WORD) about reducing waste and frivolous spending. We are so screwed. The mayor does not care and the governor does not care.

Get out if you can. These people are building a wasteland.

Joetaxpayer
Joetaxpayer
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Just announced billions for climate change bill. Please, stop wasting my money on a cult. Climate will always change, humans have zero effect.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Healey; Importing CRIMINAL ALIENS (ILLEGALLY) to the once beautiful Berkshires. Lock her up!!!

And Biden’s/Senate bill wants to keep these animals here!!!

“Joe Biden’s America.
A fourth-generation Arizona rancher who owns 1,600 acres of land that spans 10.5 miles along the southern border said he has found 17 dead bodies, rape trees, and illegal aliens crawling on his property.
John Ladd, 68, has been outspoken about Biden’s border crisis over the years.

He described what it’s like to live on the border under the Biden Regime which openly favors the illegal invaders and punishes American citizens.

“That’s a rape tree,” Ladd told The Daily Mail, pointing to a tree on his property covered with women’s underwear, which cartel smugglers use as ‘trophies.’

“Almost all the women who come across get raped by their guides, who then throw their underwear in the trees,” he added.
Ladd carries a firearm at all times to protect his property and cattle. His family has kept up the ranch for 127 years…..”

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2024/03/fourth-generation-arizona-rancher-says-he-has-found/

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  snark shark
1 month ago

Would you have voted Bandini or Blumin, were you a Ward 2 voter?

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Charles Kronick
1 month ago

SS: No answer?

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Merry & Bright
1 month ago

Lumpy did change the drapes in his office.

Richard Arnold
Richard Arnold
1 month ago

I wonder how they would like it if when it came time to pay my taxes, I said it slipped through the cracks. I meant to take care of it, but it slipped through the cracks.

Eye Are Ess
Eye Are Ess
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

Arace did that. Over and over and over

(and it worked out well for him)

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Richard Arnold
1 month ago

They will happily put a lien on your property and steal it at the earliest opportunity.

I tended to vote no on that action.

Last edited 1 month ago by Charles Kronick
Richard Arnold
Richard Arnold
1 month ago

I thought the mayor and Linda tire we’re friends, but he keeps for things

Richard Arnold
Richard Arnold
1 month ago

DPW and rumple rough skin and whoever else is in charge that keeps coming up late with the bills that need to be paid and estimates on spending for the year that usually falls short and it took all this time for somebody ruffles

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago
openly gay commenter
openly gay commenter
1 month ago

Maybe we should give the banker in our openly gay mayor a job as CFO.

Nutmeg
Nutmeg
1 month ago

As an accountant who’s worked in both private and public sector, I’m aghast at the level of incompetency. It is an utter lack of financial processes and controls. 

In government accounting, when you sign a purchase order/contract you obligate (or set aside) operating funds so that money is available to pay future invoices. This is an important accounting transaction because not only are you recognizing the liability, but also if for some reason an invoice gets lost, it would be caught as an “unpaid liability” in financial review at fiscal year end.

Now on the the vendor. Also incompetent? hmm.. How can an unpaid invoice of near $50k be overlooked for this long? I’m assuming this is a small independent contractor and not some division of a billion dollar global company. Perhaps this vendor also recognized the incompetency of the city’s DPW/ purchase/ finance and saw an opportunity to slip them a mickey.  

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Nutmeg
1 month ago

Very well stated, N. Very clear explanation.

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Spider
Spider
Reply to  Nutmeg
1 month ago

As a taxpayer I find this disturbing. Obviously this is not the first and won’t be the last.

Openly Gay Heap Big Red Magic Pothole Machine
Openly Gay Heap Big Red Magic Pothole Machine
Reply to  Spider
1 month ago

Spider! Welcome back.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Nutmeg
1 month ago

N:
Without the PO, order confirmation, how could the City verify much less dispute the charge? What prevents a vendor from issuing invoices backdated by as much as a year for services not done?

Nutmeg
Nutmeg
Reply to  Charles Kronick
1 month ago

A valid question. If no PO or contract against which you could dispute an invoice, then a vendor could easily falsify charges. In some cases, this “lack of control” by financial manager(s) is deliberate action leading to embezzlement/ fraud allegations. An audit would confirm either incompetence or intent to commit fraud.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Nutmeg
1 month ago

Do you live in Pittsfield?

Nutmeg
Nutmeg
Reply to  Charles Kronick
1 month ago

A story to share – back when I worked for a billion dollar global manufacturing company, we accountants had identified unusual purchasing activity by a buyer at our west coast office location. He was deliberately buying parts at excessively high prices. His purchase orders on parts stood out like a sore thumb. Turns out he was in collusion with certain vendors. The controller and legal department of our company took action and he was fired (at a minimum). 

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Nutmeg
1 month ago

The Pittsfield Charter mandated a civic finance commission to provide citizen oversight. For obvious reasons, the Mayor violated that charter by not staffing it. Councilor Warren in 2022 petitioned to scrap the commission and strip it from the Charter. I had argued to keep it and staff it.

That finance commissioned was envisioned to have member such as you who knew what questions to ask and understood best practices and red flags. This case beckons for that charter to be revised to mandate the civic finance commission to be staffed either by election of the people or members nominated by ward councilors. It is unacceptable for city oversight commissions to be staffed by mayoral nominees.

Last edited 1 month ago by Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  danvalenti
1 month ago

True, but a government is only as good as the people who make it happen. The current process has the Mayor staffing every seat, and voiding (even against the Charter) those she wants empty. You get what you have now: commissions that green light every idea formed by the Mayor’s departments. Airport Commission allows customers to fill planes at 1988 gas prices. They won’t touch the contracts. CPC commission gives special interests every penny they request. If the request is profoundly flawed, such as Mustard Roots argument for renovating the pile of common brick on Fenn, they admonish them to do better and give them the cash on second review. Another other useless body green lighted a pot shop in Allendale Mall because the Mayor wanted it there. Esther Anderson acknowledged that it was a bad idea, but ‘what the hell,’ she said, ‘lets get this done today.’

The people have everything they need to run for office and take a seat on the dais. I did it with almost nothing other than sturdy shoes and an inkjet printer. Councilor picks will not guarantee talent, but it will reflect the behaviors and character of the wards.

The campaign period for me, was not just about canvassing for votes but also to identify talent. There is a lot of it.

Last edited 1 month ago by Charles Kronick
Free Bird
Free Bird
1 month ago
Pat
Pat
Reply to  Free Bird
1 month ago

A lot of Boston families are being convinced by Healy to take in the illegal immigrants. One family agreed and just an hour after agreeing to take them in a family of 4 showed up at their door. An interview was done with the host family and the woman said that they were amazed at how fast they arrived at their door and the father of the family is now doing the cooking since he loves to cook. If this was such a safe process, Healy wouldn’t have to convince families to take them in, but they have to worry about the fact these people have no background checks for crime, and aren’t being checked for disease.

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Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Put Out More Flags, Evelyn Waugh

There is money for someone adventurous in this gambit. Look up this book and read it. Anyone in Pittsfield can get an in on this.

Last edited 1 month ago by Charles Kronick
Gorden Ramshee
Gorden Ramshee
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

Who wants to eat Gecko stew everyday? Not me. Too spicy.

Pat
Pat
1 month ago

A crazed climate protester called Joe Manchin “a sick curse word” and was literally physically thrown out of the meeting after Joe charged out of his seat and looked like he was going to confront the name caller. The protester was putting Joe down for being wealthy and driving a fancy car and said he was selling out the climate people. They are attacking their own because Joe Manchin signed off on the massive Green Energy bill which was deceptively called “The Inflation Reduction Act”, but was really billions for green energy.
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/manchin-appears-square-up-against-climate-protester-called-sick-f

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Pat
1 month ago

I miss the days we had real environmentalists. No one cares about the environment anymore. Pollution: negative. Acid rain: negative. Ozone layer: negative. The climatists, prior known as anti-carbonists, are so disengaged from environmentalism that they are willing to produce a simulated nuclear winter by pumping sulfuric acid into the high atmosphere to block out the sun. That’ll cool the planet fast as well as acidify all the lakes and wipe out the rain forests.

Last edited 1 month ago by Charles Kronick
Richard Arnold
Richard Arnold
1 month ago

That City might Miss Pl., PO’s, but they never miss placed my tax bill. I get it regularly right on time.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

Sarcasm:

As a career politician, I lie, raise taxes, increase spending, and dish out retribution….

As a lobbyist, I greedily shakedown big businesses for money, put some of my loot in the pockets of the career politicians, and then support regressive taxation schemes such as the state lottery SCAM to give my wealthy clients big tax breaks….

As an accountant, I cook the books for my boss and then I crawl back under my desk in shame….

As an economist, I say that “the ratio” always has trade-offs, but all of the income gains go to the super wealthy 1 percent, while the working class received a whole $5 pay raise over the past 50 years….

As a bureaucrat, I only care about the elites whom I serve, along with my pay plus perks for life….

As a lawyer, I make hundreds of dollars per hour, interpret the law in favor of my client(s), and my picture is on my opposing side’s dart board….

As a journalist, I work for my media outlet, which is funded by big corporations to divide and conquer the people based on our political beliefs….

As a blogger, I write about my views of Pittsfield politics and beyond, read Dan Valenti’s blog posts, and redundantly write that the financial, corporate and ruling elites are all enriching themselves at the public trough, while the rest of us pounds sand….

Jon Melle

Tt2
Tt2
1 month ago

It seems that all the female migrants are prego and already have 1 or 2 kids. Just making sure they dont get deported.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Tt2
1 month ago

And your taxes are going up to support them. Govt is not coming right out and telling you this though. (not an actual line item) But it is a huge reason your taxes are going up big time. City, State and Federal.
You may not be able to afford braces for your own kid but you may be unknowingly paying for braces for some bucktoothed kid from Ecuador. (and good for him)

Between inflation, skyrocketing health care costs, higher insurance costs, ridiculous food prices, and of course the taxes, hundreds of thousands more Americans are being driven into debt and poverty every year. Now added to their debt load is being forced to take on supporting millions of immigrant step families and there is no end in sight for this budget drain.

So what will this country really look like in ten more years? Have you seen the pictures of the homeless camps under bridges and in allies all across the country now? Try to imagine, if it does not scare the hell out of you, what it will certainly look like shortly down the road.

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  snark shark
1 month ago

They are destroying us with our own money (taxes). Biden’s destruction of America is “saving Democracy,” which is pure b. s.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  snark shark
1 month ago

Would you have voted for Bandini or Blumin? I ask because your answer is directly relevant to what you write.

And Inn
And Inn
Reply to  Charles Kronick
1 month ago

Alex should be thankful he lost. He would have been another you. You against 10.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  And Inn
1 month ago

But not thankful for the smear and slander. That to me remains unforgivable and inexcusable. Those who organized it, propagated it, and listened are worth nothing. They are less than dust.

And standing, even losing, against 10 is fighting in the ring. You leave the ring both different and better than when you entered.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Charles Kronick
1 month ago

Silence, Snark. You would have voted for Bandini. Blumin is polar to you. lease, stop writing about the state of Pittsfield politics. Your actions don’t support your words, and your mantra ‘get out if you can’ is incredibly discouraging. I say, ‘Get out if you want.”

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Tt2
1 month ago
Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

A sweetheart news story set in Pittsfield, Mass. on ABC World News:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9V3gbofUugo

And Inn
And Inn
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
1 month ago

Do the arpa queens live in the city?

uh oh
uh oh
1 month ago

Haiti gangs free 4,000 inmates in mass jailbreak

Thousands of criminals escape, as the capital Port-au-Prince descends further into gang violence.

These find folk gonna try to get to country that won’t ask who they are. Where might that be?

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
1 month ago

Marky Maypo was a spoiled brat
He always wanted more of this and that
He threw tantrums when he didn’t get his way
And made everyone’s life miserable every day

He dreamed of becoming the mayor of a city
Where he could rule with power and pity
He bribed and lied his way to the top
And promised to make the city a better spot

But once he got elected, he forgot his vows
He only cared about his money and his brows
He raised the taxes and cut the services
And ignored the people’s cries and curses

He thought he was invincible and smart
But he didn’t see the revolution start
The people rose up and demanded his resignation
And threw him out of the city with indignation

Marky Maypo learned his lesson too late
He realized he had sealed his fate
He lost his fortune and his fame
And no one ever spoke his name

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
1 month ago

Pork chop Pete was a man of meat
He loved to eat and cheat and tweet
He had no clue about the city’s needs
But he had a lot of friends and deeds

He ran for the president of the council
With a slogan that was simple and nonsensical
He said he would make the city great again
By cutting taxes and regulations and then

He won the election by a narrow margin
Despite the protests and the bargain
He took the office with a grin and a wink
And said he would do whatever he think

But soon he realized he was in over his head
He had no idea how to lead or to read
He made a mess of everything he touched
And the city suffered from his blunders much

The people regretted their choice of Pete
They wished they had voted for someone more neat
They learned their lesson the hard way
That pork chop Pete was not the man to sway