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THE LITTLE THINGS ARE THE BIG THINGS: IN ‘OPENLY GAY’ BITCHFIELD, THE SUITS GIVE DIRTY POLITICS A BAD NAME

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BY DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI NEWS AND COMMENTARY

(FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, WEDNESDAY FEB. 7, 2024) — Driving south on North Street this week, friends in tow, THE PLANET and company pass through Downtown Bitchfield.

One of our buds in the car remarks, “Wow! They still have the Christmas decorations up?! Why?”

Another answers: “It’s a sign of a city that doesn’t care.”

It was quite the telling moment. Here we are six weeks after St. Nick’s visit, and the decorations, as pathetic as they are, still span Nothing on North and snake up its light poles. As problems go, it’s nothing, except …

… except that small stuff is Big Stuff. That is, ignoring all the tiny annoyances leads to one large diminution of a city’s quality of life. Graffiti, trash, outdated board and commission rosters, an antiquated website — such “little things” symptomize Bitchfield’s Biggest Problem: incompetence and uncaring on the part of its office holders. They say one thing but act another. In effect, you, the taxpayers, are paying them handsomely to destroy civic pride and further erode the shrinking faith you have in government at any level.

THE PLANET‘s Right Honorable Good Friends on the city council at their biweekly circle jerk have every opportunity to mention the Christmas decorations, or, for that matter, litter and trash, or the unreadable street markings and sunken manhole covers. These are relatively easy fixes, but they continue to be ignored. Oh, they will pretend to care, and they do. They care about themselves.

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Graffiti, trash, outdated board and commission rosters, an antiquated website — such “little things” symptomize Bitchfield’s Biggest Problem: incompetence and uncaring on the part of its office holders.

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“Only this and nothing more,” to use the words of the Divine Edgar.

We therefore issue this open challenge to the mayor, any councilor, or any department head. The one who petitions Ricky Rumpus and/or Mayor Maypo to take down the Christmas decorations and store them, then follows through to see that it is done, will win a PLANET Sub-Orbital Award plus an all-expense dinner for two with THE PLANET and MRS. PLANET at the fabulous Red Lion Inn. On the house. Free!

———- ooo ———-

Here’s another “small” thing, one that The Boring Broadsheet won’t tell you about.

A dispatch from one of THE PLANET‘s elite Z-Agents:

“It looks like under the Maypo Administration, the state police saving some steps on the way to their overpaid gigs in the DA’s building takes precedence over the peeps.”

Check out the photos, submitted by Agent Z-12.

 

State police assigned to the D.A.’s office now enjoy privileged parking at the expense of Mary Jane and Joe Kapanski. This is on McKay Street near the corner of West Street. The blue signs read: “STATE POLICE PARKING 8 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F.” 

 

 

The number of on-street, free, parking spaces continues to dwindle. This move eats up four more spaces formerly reserved for ordinary folk.

Let ’em eat cake.

Z-12 writes, “The McKay Street lot and garage is just another hundred feet or so away. That is where the state police should be parking, and the city should be paid by the state for those spaces. This is bullshit.”

This would have never happened in a John Krol Administration, a Craig Gaetani Administration, a Joe Moax Administration, or the administration of any decent person who took his or her oath of office seriously.

That apparently is not Markey Maypo.

It gives dirty politics a bad name.

———- ooo ———-

In politics, you either eat the dung or you are the dung” — Sir Donald Turpentine, Knight of the Bath.

“OPEN THE WINDOW, AUNT MILLIE.”

LOVE TO ALL.

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Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
19 days ago

Mayor Peter Marchetti earns a city salary of $115,725 per fiscal year 2024, which will mostly likely increase during his 4-year term(s). He will retire with a 6-figure city public pension plus perks for life, which will be on top of his 35-year bank pension plus his monthly Social Security checks.

Mayor Peter Marchetti publicly stated that he requests a 90-day grace period free from criticism, and that he is not a fan of social media and blogs.

Mayor Peter Marchetti stated that he will not close to level fund the city’s would-be fiscal year 2025 operating budget. Mayor Peter Marchetti’s would-be proposed fiscal year 2025 operating budget will probably increase municipal spending by between 5 percent to 10 percent beginning on July 1st, 2024.

Mayor Peter Marchetti’s tagline is “One Pittsfield”.

Mayor Peter Marchetti is named in Victoria May’s sex discrimination federal civil lawsuit versus Pittsfield Co-op Bank. She alleges that when Peter Marchetti was a manager at the bank, he called her “a BITCH” and otherwise mistreated her along with two other men bank managers.

Mayor Peter Marchetti publicly says that he is openly gay. He was endorsed by the openly gay Governor, Maura Healey.

Peter Marchetti and Jon Melle are relatives. We share the same great-grandparents who migrated from Italy to Pittsfield, Massachusetts, well over 100 years ago. I did not get to choose my relatives, especially Peter Marchetti.

Peter Marchetti ran for Mayor of Pittsfield in 2011, but he lost to Dan Bianchi back then. In 2023, he ran for Mayor of Pittsfield and was victorious versus candidate John Krol.

Jon Melle

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
19 days ago

Hosanna Marchetti

Shittsfield
Shittsfield
19 days ago

You have essentially outlined The Broken Windows concept of policing – let the little things go to shit, and that will encourage deadlier and more costly wrongs to be committed. Bratton cleaned up NYC by cracking down on the little things which birthed a massive reduction in crime, and a re-birth of a safe and cleaner city. Shittsfield let the city go down the shiiter. Bums everywhere, living and shitting in the parks, with the consent of the city,North Street is disgraceful, taxes through the roof, and your quality of life is down the shiiter. But Al least we have scooters, and The Shit Spotter!

ShirleyKnutz
ShirleyKnutz
Reply to  Shittsfield
19 days ago

Typical Democrat run city. Pretty soon they will allow a group of thugs to blockade North St, start fires, break windows and steal what ever isn’t bolted down all in the name of peaceful protests over perceived racism

Joetaxpayer
Joetaxpayer
Reply to  Shittsfield
19 days ago

Pittsfield needs to implement the Broken Window policy. As an avid reader of the Pittsfield PD Police blotter, I have a few questions. Is someone telling the Police to stand down? Is the company running the Homeless shelter allowing Drugs and Alcohol? I ask because Arrest are few and far between. A lot of warnings, advisements and trespass orders. Ambulance is at the Shelter Avg. 2 times a day. Pittsfield needs to get tough on grime and crime.

Gimmee Stuff
Gimmee Stuff
Reply to  Joetaxpayer
18 days ago

Could an immigrant sign up and get himself a bunch of goodies and then (because he has no identification anyway) go down the street or to the next town, and get more free goodies? And keep moving like a gypsy doing it all again and again?

What is to stop someone from doing this? Anyone could lose an ID along the way and just start life all over again. And again. And again creating multiple identities and ID cards. No one can really track millions of people from six different continents with more and more right behind them. I doubt they are insulting them by fingerprinting them.

I have often wondered if we live in a cartoon but now I am sure that we do. This just is not real. It can’t be because it makes no sense at all.

By the way, is it true that they are giving out SkyBox tickets to the super bowl to the first 500 immigrants that learn the Star Bangled Banner? (as long as they have not participated in beating up a police officer in NYC)

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  danvalenti
18 days ago

They swap IDs.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Charles Kronick
18 days ago

Thanks to TF Bliviot they have free drivers licenses and get registered to vote.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Mad Trapper
18 days ago

Everyone with an IQ over 75 knew Tricia Farley-Country Buffet’s (d-illegal aliens) plan all along. Get them MA ID’s so they could move to red states and vote a “few times” and “save democracy,” by ensuring a permanent one-party rule.

It’s working wonders for CA, NY, IL, and MA, isn’t it?

They didn’t expect Texas and other states to stand up to the policy of Bathhouse Barry/China Joe Xiden, by allowing an illegal criminal invasion of our border.

Snark, H.L. MAP, TSC, John Dutton, JM, and other far-left posters, was the border secure a few months ago, as KJP stated?

Or is it now “Trump’s fault,” as KJP recently stated?

I can’t keep up with the lies and gaslighting.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
17 days ago

MA: Put those seditious animals behind you.

Disgusted Dame
Disgusted Dame
Reply to  Mad Trapper
17 days ago

Is it my imagination or does her voice sound just like Kathy Hokel or Maura Healy now?.

Unforgivable
Unforgivable
Reply to  danvalenti
18 days ago

The border but also providing free weapons for the Israelites to commit genocide in Gaza. 13,000 children at last count have been blown to pieces, with some bodies still buried in the rubble, rotting and stinking, covered with flies and maggots. Sad to say but this is on Biden as well.
But what his actions regarding Israel, have exposed is the tremendous power Israel has in Washington. Not just Biden but both sides of the aisle.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Gimmee Stuff
18 days ago

“A handful of the suspects in the shocking attack, after being freed without bail, are believed to have swapped immigration numbers with other people at their shelter and used the misappropriated identities to obtain vouchers and tickets under fake names, a law enforcement source told Fox News Digital last week.”

https://www.foxnews.com/us/migrants-who-fled-allegedly-beating-nyc-police-use-stolen-phones-buy-cars-pools-home-report

Flogging Molly
Flogging Molly
Reply to  Shittsfield
18 days ago

Xmas lights are now part of the quality of life? Jesus I’ve heard it all now.

Shittsfield
Shittsfield
Reply to  Flogging Molly
17 days ago

Yea, because Christmas was last year and Valentin’s Day is next week, then St Pat’s and spring.

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
19 days ago

The reason no one mentioned the lights at last nights City Council meeting was because there was no meeting last night. Come on Dan, if you are going to Bitch about Bitchfield at lease get your FACTS straight.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
19 days ago

“was because there was no meeting last night”

I noticed that too, and I said “what difference does it make?” Sometimes details matter. Sometimes they don’t.

Last edited 19 days ago by Charles Kronick
Openly Gray Tax Payer
Openly Gray Tax Payer
Reply to  Charles Kronick
18 days ago

At least the council didn’t screw anything up last night

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Openly Gray Tax Payer
18 days ago

Point!

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
19 days ago

If there was no meeting last night in Pittsfield politics, then the people and taxpayers were better off for it!

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
18 days ago

Another bottle of whine from you.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  12 Gauge
18 days ago

I actually came across a word salad from him recent past. In a surprising place.

snark shark
snark shark
19 days ago

How much taxpayer money will Marchetti spend this year on flowers and bushes and planters? If your city is crawling with druggies and homeless and litter why are we wasting money on flowers? This line item could be cut by 75% and no one would notice except the vendors and the guy getting the kickbacks.

Pete, this one is easy for you. Low hanging fruit. Show some respect for the people who elected you and stop stealing their hard earned money during a time of high inflation for luxury items like ballparks and flowers.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  snark shark
18 days ago

As much as he can get away with.

Peet
Peet
Reply to  snark shark
18 days ago

He can buy us all flowers, write his name in the snow …. talk to his self for hours/ say things he don’t understand

The school committee
The school committee
19 days ago

It’s clear that Dan wants us to know he is openly straight for some reason.You never say Trump is a covert rapist…..FOX won’t report that America has a forever border bill in hand and it solves the most important problem on FOX /Putin/Trump propaganda.I guess it’s really not important….Stockbridge needs a rotary.

12 Gauge
12 Gauge
Reply to  The school committee
19 days ago

Thanks for the word salad

Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime
Reply to  12 Gauge
18 days ago

After reading TSC ‘s daily word salads I feel like a genius.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
Reply to  The school committee
19 days ago

Bill Clinton is a twice Convicted Felon for perjury and suborning perjury in the Paula Jones Sexual Harassment case that he settled with her by Bill Clinton paying Paula Jones a little less than $1 million. Bill Clinton was impeached but not convicted for receiving blow jobs from Monica Lewinsky in the Oval Office – “The Oral Orifice” – and other rooms in the White House and lying to everyone about it. Bill Clinton has 26 flight logs on Jeffrey Epstein’s private jet. Jeffrey Epstein was the leader of a sex trafficking ring of young women aged 14 and up who were allegedly sexually abused and exploited, as well as raped by allegedly several hundred rich and powerful men. Compared to Bill Clinton’s sordid past, Donald Trump is the lesser of two evils.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
18 days ago

Paula Jones was a rape.

Peet
Peet
Reply to  Charles Kronick
18 days ago

Paula Jones and her mom ain’t shit.

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  Jonathan A. Melle
18 days ago

I found a quote from one of your heroes JM, I think you might like. It’s from Killary:

“Look, the average democRAT voter is just plain stupid. They are easy to manipulate. That’s the easy part.”

Hillary Clinton, told to Dick Morris in “Rewriting History,” from 2005.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
19 days ago

TSC, a must view , just for YOU!

Tucker Carlson interview with Vladimir Putin.

6 PM EST. On Tucker’s X/Twitter and Tucker’s website

https://tuckercarlson.com

“It’s our job, wer’e in Journalism. Our duty is to inform people. Two years into a war that is reshaping the enitire world most Americans are not informed. They have no real idea what is happening in this region, here in Russia or 600 miles away in the Ukraine. But they should now they are paying for it, in ways they may not fully perceive yet.

The war in the Ukraine is a human disaster, it’s left hundreds of thousands of people dead, a whole generation of young Ukrainians……

…..and they think that because no one has told them the truth. Their media outlets are corrupt, they lie to their readers and viewers, ……………”

-Tucker Carlson

Enjoy TSC!!!

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Mad Trapper
18 days ago

Carlson was treated to the same “golden shower” that Trump is famous for. Once Putin sets you up for this and films you he owns you. Using woman and girls is the KGB secret weapon for controlling people. This is how he made Trump his puppet. Why else would an American president kiss a communist dictators ass in public so many times and then invite him into the sacred Oval office?

You guys know this is true. You know it. Yes you do.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  snark shark
18 days ago

The whole infestation currently at 1600 Pa ave is brought and sold Snarky. Mr Xi owns the Biden crime cartel

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  snark shark
18 days ago

Snarky, that was part of the H-Beast/DNC/THE FIB collusion illusion.

Did you ever read the Durham report? It should have had recommended hanging for the above, for treason.

The TDS is strong in you!!!

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  snark shark
17 days ago

How many illegal aliens have you welcomed into your home, fed, and allowed to live there?

If the answer is none, you are a HYPOCRITE, and your opinion means NOTHING.

**The border was secure under Trump. China Joe Xiden ended Trump’s “remain in Mexico,” policy on day one of his installed residency.

Coombs
Coombs
Reply to  Mad Trapper
18 days ago

Tucker Carlson is a fucking traitor.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Coombs
18 days ago

Your Mom should wash that filthy mouth out with soap!

How about all the leftist MSM goons who’ve already interviewed Putin? Traitors too?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  The school committee
18 days ago

Border bill is a steaming pile of $#!t! for America and Americans.

It would allow 5000 new criminals to invade each day. Then they get an EBT and pre-paid cash card, bussed/flown throughout America, and free housing and medical care. All paid for by American TAXPAYERS.

These are unvetted criminals, who are not screened to diseases, criminal history, or even fingerprinted.

Their offspring/spoor will end up in public schools, where they will overwhelm the education system. “Special needs” “no hablo ingles” children. Spread any communicable diseases they brought along in the name of “diversity”?

Biden could close the border in 10 minutes, without a bill that propagates and endorses this invasion.

The Traitor/IM-POTUS, and those controlling him, along with each and every Leftist/Democrat in Congress don’t want that. They are traitors to their oath to uphold the US Constitution and secure it’s borders.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Mad Trapper
17 days ago

Almost everybody in both parties wanted this bill until poison pill trump blew more smoke up their tender asses. So now, we will have however many more immigrants as can come in until the election. Does that sound like something a patriotic American would do?

And the only reason trump sandbagged this was to hopefully give him an advantage come election time if it made Biden look bad. There is NOTHING this sick bastard would not do to gain power. And you gullible guppies buy everything he says. Just sad man.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  snark shark
17 days ago

Biden and the Leftists own this invasion lock, stock, and barrel.

He choose to open the border Jan. 2021. He has encouraged criminal immigration and has aided and abetted it.

Deflect and blame it on Trump.

TellitLikeitIs
TellitLikeitIs
Reply to  The school committee
17 days ago

Stockbridge doesn’t need a rotary. The primary problem is they have a 3 way stop sign, which is just completely stupid. What they need is a 2 way stop sign, or a red light. Plain and simple,

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
19 days ago

North St, like South St, has deteriorated into a cratered moonscape like the rest of $#!tsfields roads. At least this alerts travelers what to expect to find within the city limits; neglect decay and indifference. And a begging bum at every intersection…….

It’s winter now. ALL the paving, not patching, should have been done before the snow flied. Maybe Ricky can put up some signs on the gateways into $#!tsfield, “unmaintained roads, travel at your own risk”.

RumpASS Morales is more incompetent at the DPW, than Biden/Mayorkas is at enforcing the the nations borders.

Bump Out Billie
Bump Out Billie
Reply to  Mad Trapper
18 days ago

North street has been redesigned and will be getting a complete makeover. Another one. And, yup, you are going to pay for this umpteenth redo and the next one and the next one. It cost millions of dollars every time they do it and the contractors could not be happier about it. Just because each and every redo was designed by the same smuck and done by mostly the same contractors does not mean the whole thing is screwed up intentionally each time.

Or does it?

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
18 days ago

They had it right 70 years ago.

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snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Mad Trapper
17 days ago

That is me in the brown clothing on the right near the crosswalk. They use to paint the crosswalks back then.

Set up to Fail
Set up to Fail
Reply to  danvalenti
18 days ago

And ironically every time they do it they make it harder for business s to survive there. Between the bump outs, parking meters, homeless, drug activity. They have driven away most of a potential customer base, which is why they are quietly focusing on turning most of the buildings into condo units for special interest investors.

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
19 days ago

If we are going to rename Pittsfield to Bitchfield, we should rename the blog to Bitch Blog.

Mr. Worldwide
Mr. Worldwide
Reply to  danvalenti
18 days ago

You miss the context of the post.

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
17 days ago

and yet his post was potent.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Mr. Worldwide
18 days ago

Why? Is Marchetti posting?

Last edited 18 days ago by Gobsig
Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Gobsig
18 days ago

No. Try another name. It obscure but you know him.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Gobsig
18 days ago

I’d float it, but you’d be disappointed

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
19 days ago

Tucker Carlson’s interview with Valdmir Putin airs Thursday 6 PM EST on X/Twitter and Tucker’s website.

It will be embarrassing for US politicians.

Coombs
Coombs
Reply to  Mad Trapper
18 days ago

The only one it will embarrass is Carlson’s followers.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Coombs
18 days ago

The Truth butt hurts Leftists.

How many Criminal Aliens is Gov Healey sending for You to support and live with? If you are (un)lucky might get some M-13 gang members.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Coombs
18 days ago

It will embarrass YOU!!! Leftist!!!

Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
19 days ago

Dan, you have done it again. You lit a fire under Markey Maypo and the “red carpet crew.”

They brainstormed in collaboration with the BBEC, and have decided to take down the Christmas decorations and replace them with peppy banners stating, “It’s happening,” along with a few ceramic sheep redecorated with an “urban flair.”

It’s being deemed, “when diversity and collaboration collide with NEW and fresh ideas.”

Oh yeah, “it’s happening,” alright.

It’s the taxpayers are the ceramic sheep being led out into a desolate, tall grassy field by a desperate, lonely farmer. Or by Markey Maypo and Porkchop Pete White.

All one and the same with the same result.

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
18 days ago

You’re getting in da know excited with the sheep talk

Dan is not the man!
Dan is not the man!
19 days ago

The Christmas decorations were coming down yesterday Dan. I saw them around School St removing them.

Peet
Peet
Reply to  danvalenti
18 days ago

Or maybe it’s Memorex.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
18 days ago

Nikki Haley lost NV primary to, “none of the above”

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Mad Trapper
18 days ago

And Biden is happily winning his primaries with Soviet style 99%!

Gobsig
Gobsig
Reply to  Charles Kronick
18 days ago

Das va Dania

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Gobsig
18 days ago

Marxism-Leninism-Bidenism.

Banners are on order.

H.L. Mencken
H.L. Mencken
Reply to  Mad Trapper
18 days ago

And Trump lost to Biden.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
18 days ago
H.L. Mencken
H.L. Mencken
Reply to  danvalenti
17 days ago

You’ve gone native, Dan. Like Kurtz in Apocalypse Now. There is no evidence that Biden was somehow installed. That you let this coterie of morons barf up their b.s. daily and leave it unchallenged is ridiculous and is the antithesis of the journalism you claim to value but sully with your every comment and blog post.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  danvalenti
17 days ago

The two really are completely different; that is how AN is a masterpiece. Completely independent of the novel. Marlow in each represent completely different missions, personalities, etc…. One is a messenger, corporate agent – the other an assassin.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  H.L. Mencken
17 days ago

Oh goody! Now I can correct you on Joseph Conrad.

I read that book just a year ago, so it’s fresh. Kurtz did not ‘go native’. He went primitive. And primitive man does not fare well against the power of Nature and in the company of evil men, in spite of the doubtful alignment of the two. He gets rich, and the body materially corrupts. As the Romans wandered into the primitive wilds of the Thames, Kurtz got lost in the darkness of the jungle. The fate of empires.

Read the book!
Oh goody! Now I can start correcting you on Joseph Conrad. Kurtz did not ‘go native’. He went primitive. And primitive man does not fare well against the power of Nature and in the company of evil men. As the Romans wandered into the primitive wilds of the Thames, Kurtz got lost in the darkness of the jungle. The fate of empires.

Read the book!

Last edited 17 days ago by Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Charles Kronick
17 days ago

For reference: The Belgians are gone from Africa, from Europe too from that perspective, and the Romans likewise from Great Britain. Both suffered similar fates. A prescient piece of fiction.

Last edited 17 days ago by Charles Kronick
Markus Aurelius
Markus Aurelius
Reply to  H.L. Mencken
18 days ago

H.L.MAP, I wrote above to JM a quote from Hillary Clinton, in which she said that the average democRAT voter is “just plain stupid.”

She pegged you correctly H.L.MAP.

H.L. Mencken
H.L. Mencken
Reply to  Markus Aurelius
17 days ago

And yet you shill for a corrupt p.o.s like Trump. How you even call yourself an American is a bad joke.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  H.L. Mencken
17 days ago

You and I left an important piece of business, unfinished, on the table.

I correctly saw in you the comical image of an octopus wearing a conch shell. Octopus is to shell as MR. WW, is to dead man’s discarded name, I said. You, a sensitive man, (right?), protested. I was insensitive to the trials of the octopus. You vaguely accused me of octophobism*.

I had no answer, immediately, except for the common sense one that it’s still a funny image. Then I was conversing with more sensible people about the faddish habits of teenage male orcas. Today, they trash yachts. Why? Apparently for the same reason boys once played chicken with dad’s car until parents universally revolted. But before boats, they made a fad of wearing dead salmons on their heads. Fishhats!

Take it off, It’s gross. And – thank you for taking the doucebag off your head. That was even worse.

*(Truly, this is how I figured you out by the way.)

Last edited 17 days ago by Charles Kronick
Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  H.L. Mencken
18 days ago

Biden committed the biggest election fraud in world history.

He was installed, just like a toilet

Wahhh Wahh
Wahhh Wahh
Reply to  Mad Trapper
17 days ago

Yer kinda wearing that one out aren’t ya? You need some new material. Fox news has new trigger words almost every night so tune in and come back here and be relevant.

H.L. Mencken
H.L. Mencken
Reply to  Mad Trapper
17 days ago

You’re like one of those dolls where you pull a string and it says the same nonsense ad nauseam.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  H.L. Mencken
17 days ago

And you’re a Leftist Chucky

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Mad Trapper
16 days ago

MT: question – is it still fraud if everyone votes knowing it’s rigged?

We accept that the first one was fraud. No one saw it coming as it did. But the next one, will it be fraud?

Last edited 16 days ago by Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  danvalenti
16 days ago

Well, in Russia the emperor always wins 99%. No one says it’s fraud. Why? Because no expects anything different.

Last edited 16 days ago by Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  danvalenti
16 days ago

Actually, the western propaganda (your phrase ‘propgandized Western mindset’ is intriguing*) is a little more convincing than the Soviet form. But to understand, you need to read literature, history, and talk to people who live there. And a little humility, not too much, wets the appetite for learning.

*My concern is whose propaganda impacts the Western mindset. It’s a practical problem. Three words there – each wants defining.
Propaganda is simply information. It can be correct or it can be lies. In the words of the Church – it is accepted as Truth. The walls of Giotto or Masaccio teach Truth though the Platonic tradition instructs they merely reflect.

Western: Harder still. But we assume we mean the culture that formed in conflict from Hellenic and Judeo/Christian philosophy and Truth. From those traditions come Common Sense, the liberation of the individual as accountable to only G-d alone, and self determination. That rejects outright Putin’s claim that the rise of the East is as unstoppable as the ‘rise of the sun.’ He speaks the skeptic Hegelian trope that sought to supplant Common Sense.

Mindset: is this the state of one or a collective? Makes me think it’s time to pull out De Tocqueville.

Last edited 16 days ago by Charles Kronick
Two Cents
Two Cents
Reply to  Mad Trapper
18 days ago

That candidate would’ve likely won by landslide during the Pittsfield election as well

Openly Gray Tax Payer
Openly Gray Tax Payer
18 days ago

Gray justice for the taxpayer now.

Ron Kitterman
Ron Kitterman
18 days ago

Democrat governor of Massachusetts nominates ex-girlfriend to state’s highest court: ‘No one more qualified’
https://www.theblaze.com/news/democrat-governor-of-massachusetts-nominates-ex-girlfriend-to-state-s-highest-court-no-one-more-qualified

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  danvalenti
18 days ago

Yes “it” is. And those who voted for this disgusting POS who kicks out Americans to coddle CRIMINAL ALIENS.

Unless they are on Migrants, er Martha’s, Vineyard. That “diverse inclusive” island where her rich friends/connections live. Then she calls in they NG ASAP, and dumps and distributes them throughout corrupted mASSachusetts.

Bungling Roadways
Bungling Roadways
Reply to  danvalenti
17 days ago

Still waiting for her to give Tyer a cabinet post. You know it is in the works. Tyer was a very good girl and she was rewarded but there are steps to climb when you are as “loyal” as she was.

Joetaxpayer
Joetaxpayer
Reply to  Ron Kitterman
18 days ago

She first got to lick her, then she got to pick her. Nice, Masshole move Governor, and l thought she was too inexperienced for the job.

H.L. Mencken
H.L. Mencken
Reply to  Joetaxpayer
17 days ago

Your posts are clueless. Wolohojian has been an Appeals Court judge for 16 years. Like lots of couples, she and Healey met at work. And, your post is homophobic to boot.

Talk about disgusting.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  Ron Kitterman
18 days ago

Ms Gabrielle Wolohojian has done very well for herself since moving on from the Guv.

Jonathan A. Melle
Jonathan A. Melle
18 days ago

I read the Dirty Bird (Berkshire Eagle’s) glowing editorial praising one of the worst State Representatives in the history of Massachusetts who is called Smitty Pignatelli. It is one of the worst editorials I have read in my life. I don’t think that Kafka or The Twilight Zone writers could have written a more distorted opinion piece. The Eagle’s editorial was a perfect illustration of 2 + 2 = 5.

I do not understand how the news media in Berkshire County praises these failed politicians. The only way it makes sense to me is that the Berkshire County news media, especially The Dirty Bird, operates in The Twilight Zone.

Jon Melle

Joetaxpayer
Joetaxpayer
18 days ago

Read the fluff piece about the Pearl (Pittsfields new homeless shelter). They did not mention if they drug tested suspected users or check with a breathalyzer if someone is under the influence. Most shelters in MA. do this. Not fair to the people who are trying to stay sober and avoid that life altogether. Maybe they could cut down on the ambulance rides too.

Peet
Peet
Reply to  Joetaxpayer
18 days ago

More comlicated to exploit a sober person.

Ghost of Pearl Bergoff
Ghost of Pearl Bergoff
Reply to  Joetaxpayer
18 days ago

This is what the downtown hub wants. More business for the useless, do nothing, look at us saving the world social workers. Gotta keep those jobs coming in, not actual industry

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  Joetaxpayer
18 days ago

When/how soon, will they kick out the addicts and replace them with criminal aliens?

snark shark
snark shark
Reply to  Mad Trapper
17 days ago

Actually MT, they can be one and the same.

Mad Trapper
Mad Trapper
Reply to  snark shark
17 days ago

When they moving into your place, the criminal alien ones?

Pat
Pat
17 days ago

Court saying that Biden is mentally challenged due to his age and serious cognitive issues so will not be held accountable even though he “willfully” kept documents. They didn’t mention that he also illegally kept them since he was VP not president. This is the same thing Trump is being accused of, but he can’t skate due to his age even though he was president and had every right to have those documents. The 2-tier justice system in this country is evil and should not be tolerated by the public.

Miss Poake
Miss Poake
Reply to  Pat
17 days ago

What you just stated eliminates him as a serious challenge to Trump.Trump just took the lead.

Charles Kronick
Charles Kronick
Reply to  danvalenti
17 days ago

With the DOJ report on Biden’s mental state, these ‘reports’ are now looking very suspicious. This is how our KGB changes horses. A succession of ancient men who served a few years at best. Expect another lame horse to take the saddle.

Last edited 17 days ago by Charles Kronick
Crab
Crab
10 days ago

I was also going to mention graffiti, but in Pittsfield graffiti is considered a form of self expression and “urban art”. (eye roll)