Jonathan Melle

Jonathan Melle
I turned 39 (2014)

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Jonathan Melle on Politics - Who I am. Also see Denis Guyer & Andrea Nuciforo.

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I am Jonathan Melle and am starting a Blog because I enjoy understanding, analyzing and commenting on politics. My areas of political interest include: HUMAN RIGHTS for ALL Peoples!, Peace & Social Justice, Global socioeconomic equity to end poverty, which is the root of most social probems, and hopefully being elected to a political office in the future where I will truly represent all: Citizens of the United States of America & the World. As well, I follow Massachusetts Politics, especially in Pittsfield and the State House in Boston. I send out email letters with my thoughts on politics to the people of Massachusetts from my new home in Southern New Hampshire. I follow a few Massachusetts politicians closely.

My political enemies consist of two Massachusetts state politicians: Andrea F. Nuciforo, Jr., and Carmen C. Massimiano, Jr. These two men have tried to jail me, intimidate me from speaking out on public policies, and slandered my name to the people of the Pittsfield area where they still live in order to cause me to feel fear, violence and dislike.

I will never be intimidated from participating in politics from the local level to the World Stage. I am an American Citizen with U.S. Constitutional Rights and Civil Liberties and I will always speak my good conscience for as long as I live! My goal in politics is to help people via the government, from the local community level through the international community forum. I love all of God's Children and believe that Human Rights for ALL Peoples is the real answer to peace, justice, equity and equality. I believe in the U.S. Constitution and our American way of life. However, I believe the Corporate Elite and their inequitable agendas stand in the way of humankind's journey towards human rights. I further believe that the Corporate Elite is subverting our American Democracy. I hope that my leadership will someday turn the tide against War, Famine, Disease, Hate, and the like. I hope that I will be a leader who defends All Peoples for Democracies, Human Rights, Peace & Justice.

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My wonderful mother Beverly had a medical emergency yesterday (10/24/2007), so I drove her down to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts. My mom has had cancer now three times: 1990, 2006 and 2007. I blame Pittsfield, Massachusetts' toxic PCB pollution for causing cancer in my mother's body, as well as countless numbers of others who lived there. GE was the main pollutor of this toxic chemical in Pittsfield, and many Pittsfield residents have suffered through high rates of cancer because of GE's dumping of PCBs all around the city.

I have lead an alternative life moreso than most people, but not always by choice. Throughout my life, I have lived through any and all difficult situations. When I meet with my Social Worker to receive my biweekly mental health treatments for my mental disabilities, which may have also been caused -- in part -- by Pittsfield's toxic waste pollution, he and I discuss the virtues of the myriad of difficult situations I have faced in my life thus far, but also how I have always survived them all without causing anyone else harm. In fact, time after time, I have saved many lives.

Due to my mom's recent surgery to treat her cancer, she is unable to drive. I got my mom to her appointment in Boston yesterday at 1:30 P.M. on the dot -- right on time. The medical staff at Dana Farber/Brigham & Women's Hospital treated my mom right away. By 2:00 P.M., we were on our way with my mom all fixed up like new.

Game 1 of the World Series was about to take place that night, and since Fenway Park is a 15-minute walk down Brookline Street from my mom's hospital, I asked my mom if I could feel the setting of The World Series. At first, my mom said to me, "I don't know. I am not supposed to walk too long or exert myself too much right now." I said, "O.K., mom, I understand." We had a snack at "au bon pain" and then my mom changed her mind and let me walk to Fenway Park.

In between my mom's hospital, on our walk, was Emmanuel College (Catholic) and Simmons College (Womens). After the two colleges, there was a mall with a Best Buy, R.E.I. sporting goods store, a movie theater, and my mom's favorite, an art store. My mom made a deal with me. She would spend 30-minutes at the art store while I toured the outside of Fenway Park. So for 30-minutes I got to walk all around Fenway Park yesterday around 3:00 P.M. before Game 1 of the World Series. I was really excited, but I was unable to buy a program booklet because it cost an exorbinant $15.

Ironically, my mom and I then watched a movie at "Fenway Stadium" that mirrored GE's pollution of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, called "Michael Clayton" starring George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, & Sydney Pollack. This fictional agricultural chemical company had killed 486 people with one of their agricultural chemicals -- just like GE has killed countless thousands of people with their dumping of cancer-causing PCBs all over Pittsfield -- and this fictional company was now involved in a $3 Billion class-action lawsuit and hired George Clooney and Tom Wilkinson's law firm to cover the whole thing up so as to limit the financial damages to their bottom-line. This fictional company goes onto kill Tom Wilkinson's character, and they then try to ice George Clooney's character too because these lawyers are suffering a crisis of conscience about the monster's they were defending. George Clooney's character survives the assassination attempt, and then successfully sets up a sting against the company. It was a really good movie!

After 6:00 P.M., my mom and I walked back down Brookline Street towards her hospital, and she treated me to a dinner out. My mom looked really happy. She had not looked so at ease in a long time. I told my mom how happy she looked, and she said that she feels good but was exhausted, and that her outlook looks rosy. Around 8:00 P.M., my mom navigated for me as I drove out of Boston and back to my parent's home in Southern New Hampshire.

My mom briefly sat with my dad and I as we watched the Red Sox game on TV, and then went to bed. While my mom sat with my dad and I last night as we watched the Red Sox game on TV, I told my dad how my mom took a stand for the Red Sox in the art store earlier today. There was a woman who was on her cell phone and she said, "Go Rockies." My mom then corrected her and said, "Go Red Sox." The woman said to my mom how she flew to Boston all the way from Colorado. My mom responded to the woman, "You are in Red Sox country now." My dad loved the story and we shared a collective smile as we rooted for our hometeam.

I sat with my dad for the next 90-minutes and together we watched the Red Sox take a commanding 13-1 lead, which ended up being the final score of Game 1 of the World Series. My dad told me that I was a good man for helping mom today. I said to my dad that it was my pleasure, and that I do not have a job so I am the perfect person to help out in these kinds of situations. I told my dad that my mom was in a really good mood and we had a nice day together in Boston.

-Jonathan A. Melle

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12/15/2007

Dear Bloggers:

I hope to be a future U.S. President. I am only 32-years of age. I have mental disabilities for which the current U.S. President ordered me a hearing before the VA one city block from The White House in mid-July, 2004 for protecting lives in the U.S. Army, but I am also very intelligent and have a Master's Degree in public policies and administration from U Mass Amherst.

Someday, I hope to serve the people of the United States of America and peoples of the World as a future U.S. President. When I am U.S. President, I will serve the People (and Peoples), not the Corporate Elite, for which I expect many economic criticisms from George Will. When I am a future U.S. President, I will END poverty across the entire globe. For I believe poverty is the root of all societal problems we face in the World. If we are truly a civilization and not just cogs in the Corporate System, then poverty would NOT exist.

Mark my words, as a future U.S. President, I am going to end HOMELESSNESS. No one in our World will be without adequate shelter. I am going to continue my protection of human lives that has given my praise from The White House in Washington, D.C. by ensuring social services to all.

Lastly, I am going to END genocide in the World. I cannot believe that genocide still exists in the 21st Century. When I am a future U.S. President, my legacy will be the end of genocide. I hope that between my age of 32 and my future age as president, someone beats me to the punch.

In Truth,
Jonathan Alan Melle
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3/19/2008

My mom took me on a 3 day vacation to NYC this past weekend. We went to several museums, including the JP Morgan Library and then the Met. Also, we ate out an Italian Restaurant in Little Italy, which was called Pellegrino's. Saturday, March 15th, 2008, was a beautiful Spring-like day; we walked to uptown & then back to midtown. We saw Megan Mullally (from Will & Grace) in a Broadway Play: "Young Frankenstein". She has a beautiful voice. We visited with two of my family members who live in the area, too. It was a wonderful time.

-Jonathan Melle

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1/24/2008

Re: Deval-uator's FY2009 Massachusetts State Government Budget proposal.

I am very disappointed that the state is choosing to balance its fiscal books on the backs of its cities and towns AGAIN!

In previous years, Senator Stan Rosenberg emailed me about how the state did not have to borrow money to cover its operational or general fund costs, while he omitted, of course, the part of the many billions of dollars in debt incurred by the state from "Big Dig" borrowing.

I wanted to run for State Senator (against "Luciforo") in 2004 before moving to Southern NH because the state cut its aid to its cities and towns for 3 consecutive fiscal years: FY2002-FY2004, while Legislators like "Luciforo" and Stan Rosenberg voted for and/or accepted 3 legislative pay raises.

Now, the "Big Dig" settlement will net the state less than 1/2-Billion Dollars after costing taxpayers $15 Billion. What a rip-off!

Deval Patrick SUCKS as the Governor of Massachusetts. The Legislature is no better. The "Big Dig" is going to someday collapse under water.

I wish I was able to have run for Berkshire State Senator in 2004. At least there would have been one good man out of the group who would have saved the cities and towns from this financial destruction served up on Beacon Hill's State House.

In Dissent!
Jonathan A. Melle

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"Paul, Pearl City, HI" - May 31, 2008 -

Do you and your Dad still hoop suck when playing basketball like you use to at the YMCA? Never got back on defense and were always there for the long pass and the easy basket. You are quite the little Democrat now aren't you. I remember you when you and your brother use to come down into the weight room when you were in high school. Word to the wise stop being a limp wrist, panty wearing, whiney Democrat like many of the robots in Massachusetts that think Ted Kennedy (aka Mayor Quimby from The Simpsons)is "Mr. Wonderful". Unfortunately, Mayor Ruberto does what all good democrats do when faced with a shortage of cash and that of course is to hit the RICH, you know anybody that owns a home or small business. Three years ago he and the city council made that "tough" decision to raise the property taxes back then and are still doing it without increasing the quality of life for the people of Pittsfield. The thing is, I'm sure the people would not mind so much except they get nothing back for their money. I voted for Mayor Ruberto because I thought he would bring fresh ideas after being away from Pittsfield for 20 years but he unfortunately has done very little. One last thing does your Dad still play pick up basketball. His favorite shot was the set shot from the outside.

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"Melle is a loser", Pittsfield, Massachusetts, May 29, 2008

You should really stop spamming the Topix forums with your blogs. Noone wants to read them.

You are a nobody and nobody cares what you have to say.

You are insignificant and you have only two claims to fame:

1) you got waitresses at Hooters to take a picture with you (you probably think that now she's your girlfriend), and,

2)....well, I guess that's it. You're a loser.

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"Publius", Holyoke, Massachusetts, May 29, 2008

What spam? First I've seen of it.

Must be I have better things to do than look for Hooters pix. You must be a Hooters reject.

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Jonathan Melle at Fenway Park (above).
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July 23, 2008

Please look at the following map/graph:

http://www.taxfoundation.org/UserFiles/Image/Blog/ftsbs-large.jpg

No wonder Massachusetts has a +$1 Billion state budget deficit, while NH has a +$200 Million state budget deficit. The federal government is screwing us out of our own tax dollars by redistributing the money to other state governments!

On another note, today is my 33rd Birthday. I am in good health, but I only have $1 to my name. I broke with my usual contempt for the state lottery (regressive taxation), and I bought myself a $1 powerball ticket for tonight. I am blessed by good family and friends, which matters most in one's life.

I guess if I wanted to be like our nation's tax system, I should be like New Mexico and have $2 to my name instead of like New Hampshire and having 67-cents to my name. My $1 is only worth 59-cents compared to when President Bush #2 took office when I was nearly 25.5-years-old, or about 7.5-years-ago.

Our country's public financial system is as terrible as my net worth! At least those fellow 33-year-olds in China & India have jobs!

Sincerely,
Jonathan A. Melle

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* OTHER BULLIES IN JONATHAN MELLE's LIFE:
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Pittsfield's political inbred, dark prince: Andrea F. Nuciforo, Jr.!
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www.jonathanmelleonpolitics.blogspot.com/2008/05/andrea-nuciforo-jonathan-melle-month-of.html
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Carmen Massimiano II
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P.S. Please keep protecting all of the bullies: Commonwealth of Massachusetts and State of New Hampshire, respectively, among all other included but sorry top-down, elitist authorities/institutions. THE ONLY ANSWER FROM THE STATE SO FAR IS TO PERSECUTE JONATHAN MELLE UNTIL I COMPLETELY LOSE MY SANITY! Do not stand up to the bullies, but rather, PERSECUTE ME! However, ALL OF THE "ASSHOLES OF THE WORLD" WILL BE JUDGED BY GOD! I will have the last laugh in Heaven! -Jonathan Alan Melle
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Re: The passing of my 99 year maternal Grandmother

9/26/2008

Dear Friends,

My Grandmother Frances Tremblay -- (Born Filomena Marie Marchetti) -- died yesterday at 11:15 A.M. with my mom watching over her at my Uncle's home in R.I. She was 99 years. Next Friday, 10/3, & next Saturday, 10/4, the funeral services will be held in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

When I lived with my Grandmother for about 7-months from August 26, 2003 - April 6, 2004 in my native hometown of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, after my parents moved away from Becket, Massachusetts, to Southern New Hampshire, I was able to help her with her elderly life, and I was able to meet and know her doctors, family and friends. I was able to spend time with her, too.

Prior to moving to Southern NH, I was able to save her life, as the doctor's office called and apprised me that she had a diabetic attack with a blood sugar level over 600 points; while a normal count ranges between 60 - 120 points. I ensured that she be admitted to the local hospital and they brought her back to me in good health.

I will miss my grandmother, and I believe her passing yesterday (9/25/2008) was merciful and ended her suffering during her hospice care treatment.

In Truth,
Jonathan A. Melle

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Re: I have failed my native home "commonwealth"!

October 17, 2008

I should have braved the corruption and wickedness of Pittsfield, (Massachusetts), politics in early-2004 and waged a viable campaign for Berkshire State Senator against then-State Senator Andrea F. Nuciforo, Jr. (now Berkshire State Senator Ben Downing). Instead of focusing on the city and "commonwealth", my anger at "Luciforo's" abuses of power and his corruption diverted my otherwise good intentions, and I unfortunately dropped out of the race.

Only a mere +4.5-years-ago, I collected over 300 campaign signatures, without one state representative and the like signing (Peter J Larkin, William Pignatelli, Daniel Bosley; Carmen Massimiano, et al), to place my name on the September '04 primary ballot.

My reasons for running were two: one good and the other personal or negative. The latter was that I strongly dislike "Luciforo". To read more about my negative feelings on Pittsfield's political prince of darkness, please view my Blog pages:

http://blogsearch.google.com/blogsearch?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&q=%22Luciforo%22+blogurl:http://jonathanmelleonpolitics.blogspot.com/

For this above reason, I have failed my native home "commonwealth"!

The former reason was my good intentions. You see, in early-2004, I was upset with former-Acting Governor Jane Swift and then-Governor WILLARD Mitt Romney and the closed door, special interest and CORRUPT self-serving Massachusetts State Legislature.

I lived in Berkshire County for the first 28.5-years of my life: From July 23, 1975 to April 6, 2004. From the "Thanksgiving 2001" FY2002 Massachusetts State Budget to the "Summer 2003" FY2004 Massachusetts State Budget, Governors Swift and Romney with the Legislature CUT LOCAL AID 3 CONSECUTIVE FISCAL YEARS! Please note, that in this same time period, the Legislature voted themselves 3 pay raises during the 3 years of budget cuts to their districts.

So it was early-2004, still FY2004, and the state government had decimated the financing of my then local area's local governmental units to record low levels! As a result of what Beacon Hill's State House did, property taxes went up by 33% to 40%, which forced elderly citizens out of their homes. Moreover, then-Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey once stated that "Seniors were overhoused" and that they should be forced to sell their homes and live in inner cities in small apartments for greater efficiency.

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As a native of Berkshire County, I saw how much the majority of Berkshire residents relied on their state taxpayers being returned to them via local aid to fund the units of their local governmental services: Public Education, Public Safety, Public Works, and the like. Unlike Boston and its wealthy suburbs, a majority of Berkshire County residents rely on their state representatives and one state senator to advocate for their needs.

I saw a majority of Berkshire residents being SCREWED by their state representatives: Peter J Larkin (now Chris Speranzo), William Pignatelli, Shaun Kelly (now Denis E Guyer), & Daniel Bosley! I also saw my then-State Senator, LUCIFORO!, representing INSURANCE COMPANIES in private law practice, while at the very same time chairing the very legislative committee that regulated them. I was upset and saddened for my native hometown and Berkshire County...FOR GOOD REASONS! Berkshire County was being sold out by bought off Berkshire area Legislators, including Amherst's State Senator Stan Rosenberg, too.

I have lived in Southern New Hampshire's Hillsborough County since April 7, 2004 through today (10/17/2008) and onwards. I am now 33-plus years of age. For the past +4.5-years, I have watched Massachusetts State Politics and followed the Berkshires, too. Please note, that (Amherst, NH &) Manchester, NH share Boston's news media. I like living in Southern New Hampshire, except for me facing 7 FALSE criminal charges before the NH Superior Court - North at my re-scheduled trial by jury on 2/17/2009. Please note, New Hampshire has PERSECUTORS just like Massachusetts!

Now, I read that Governor Deval Patrick is following in his predecessors' footsteps in reducing finances for governmental units. One would ask, what is wrong with that? My answer is that just like Jane Swift and WILLARD Mitt Romney, Deval Patrick is making inequitable cuts to governmental units that a majority of residents depend on for their well being, WHILE (at the same time) KEEPING IN PLACE TAX BREAKS and public or taxpayer subsidies for the state's already wealthy SPECIAL INTERESTS...just like before!

You don't believe me? O.K., I will prove my point! Please visit my Blog pages on the Deval-uator and the (not so) great Tim Murray:
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&, My least favorite story is North Adams State Representative Daniel "Bureaucrat" Bosley sponsoring a secret budget rider to the FY2009 Massachusetts state budget that would have given hundreds of millions in off-shore tax breaks to large corporations, which was called "The Bosley Amendment"! Fortunately, "The Bosley Amendment" was defeated prior to the FY2009 Massachusetts State Budget was passed into law.
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Please note that "Bureaucrat" Bosley also voted to abolish "Clean Elections" in the FY2004 Massachusetts State Budget. Please note that "Bureaucrat" Bosley also was a loyal Lieutenant of former-Speaker Tom Finneran and is now at the beckon call of Speaker Sal DiMasi! Please note that "Bureaucrat" Bosley takes in many thousands of dollars per year from special interests that are far east of his legislative district. Please note that "Bureaucrat" Bosley is Orwellian in his support and opposition to gambling public policies. He supports the state's monopoly on the Lottery system, but strongly opposes the state licensing private casinos. To read more about Daniel E. Bosley, please view my Blog pages:

http://blogsearch.google.com/blogsearch?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&q=%22Bosley%22+blogurl:http://jonathanmelleonpolitics.blogspot.com/&sa=N&start=0

You can see how I have failed my native home "commonwealth" by not being elected Berkshire County State Senator about 4 years ago due to me dropping out of the race and moving away. I get distracted by all of these CORRUPT Pols, and I become very angry with them, and I lose my focus on what I wanted to do to make society a better place for a majority of the people to live, work and enjoy.

If I had not failed my native home "commonwealth", I would have worked hard to ensure the brutal fiscal realities to day would have been history, footnoted to Jane Swift and WILLARD Mitt Romney. I would have ensured Berkshire County and Western Massachusetts, and the like received equitable levels of local aid. I would have ensured effective, efficient and accountable governance.

However, I am sorry Massachusetts, I have failed you long ago in early-2004. I shed tears for you and feel sorry for the people for having a government they certainly do NOT deserve!

In Dissent!
Jonathan Melle

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12/13/2008

Those were the days, my friend. Hanging out every weekend at the Pittsfield YMCA. We would play basketball for 3 to 4 hours, sometimes lift weights, sometimes go upstairs to the nautilus room where people would play volleyball and other games. That was when Pittsfield was cool. We all used to stick together like a cult of gym rats who had each other's backs. Unfortunately, it only takes a few bad apples to ruin what we had in our youth. Just like the haters who ruined the "Y", I am dealing with Manchester Police Officer John Cunningham who is filled with so much anger and hate that he is trying to ruin my life by lying about illegally using multiple kinds of force against me. All we have is our memories. Looking forward, we have to remember who we truly are inside and we can get through everything and anything. The good people still have my back and that is all that counts.

- Jonathan Melle

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The Manchester Express, February 9 - 15, 2009, Volume 4 No. 7
"Politics this week" ~In Part~
By JOSEPH KELLY LEVASSEUR, Manchester Express Columnist

Political gadfly Jonathan Melle has moved out of Ward 3 (in Manchester, NH). (Jonathan) Melle purchased a condo in Amherst (New Hampshire) to be closer to his parents. The feisty Democrat has publicly pounded on Democratic Ward 3 Alderman Peter Sullivan and Republican Mayor Frank Guinta. (Jonathan) Melle, not impressed with Guinta, has called him the “worst mayor ever.” But the mayor and aldermen won’t see Melle around City Hall anymore.

“Since I no longer am a resident of the ward, I will no longer make public comment at City Hall,” Melle said. “But I will still blog my opinions.”

In an e-mail, Ward 8 Alderman (& NH State Senator) Betsi DeVries reacted to Melle’s move:

“Jonathan, I just wanted to express my regrets that you have decided to move to Amherst (New Hampshire), and wish you all the best,” DeVries wrote. “You will always be an individual who watches and comments on government and stays involved. This is to be applauded. Again I wish you the best.”

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April 18, 2009

Re: Massachusetts guts local aid dollars AGAIN!

One of the reasons why I wanted to run for Massachusetts State Senate back in early-2004 was because the state government had cut local aid dollars, including public education monies for 3 consecutive fiscal years from the "Thanksgiving 2001" FY2002 state budget through the FY2004 beginning on July 1, 2003. As a then resident of Becket, Massachusetts, I watched my then state government make cut after cut after cut to any and all programs and public services that served my then regional public interest in Berkshire County and Western Massachusetts. Meanwhile, the Governor (from Jane Swift to WILLARD Mitt Romney) and Legislature kept voting themselves pay raise after pay raise after pay raise. Moreover, the Legislators reported many thousands of special interest dollars in the campaign coffers, and while they cut services that benefited their constituents, they kept in place hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks for Boston area big banks and insurance companies, among other already wealthy corporations. It was impossible to run against my State Representative or State Senator because they had six-figure campaign "war chests", while their constituents had to pay more state and local taxes and fees far above the rate of nominal inflation. Now, 5 years later, I read from my perch in Southern New Hampshire that Beacon Hill is proposing a record setting 25% cut in local aid dollars on top of the already 10% "emergency" cut in local aid earlier this year. These continual cuts will be devastating for most of the people and regions of the commonwealth of Massachusetts who do not benefit from the corporate elite's business interests. However, the State Representatives and Senators, whom all received a sizeable pay raise of over $3,200 earlier this year, will be more secure in keeping their incumbency in tact. To me, it all boils down to: "if there is no bread, then let them eat cake." I wish I could have stuck it out in Massachusetts politics, defeated "Luciforo", and brought real representation to the people of Berkshire County, Massachusetts.

In Dissent!
Jonathan Melle

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July 16, 2009

Re: I have no intention of running for US Congress

There has been postings on the Internet that I may run for US Congress someday. I have no intention of doing so. First of all, it would cost about $10 million every 2 years, which would mean that I would have to raise $5 million a year for 2 decades, which is $100 million over a career on Capitol Hill. That would mean that I would have to do the bidding of lobbyists, corporate executives and their PACs. However, I have a good conscience, which means I would NEVER take their special interest money to obtain and retain high political office. There are over 40,000 registered lobbyist in Washington, D.C. compared to 535 members of US Congress on Capitol Hill, which means there are about 70 lobbyists for 1 member of US Congress. Who really runs the show? In theory, the people via their national "elected" delegates. In reality, the corporate executives through their lobbyist and PACs. Moreover, I live below the poverty line as a Disabled Veteran who served our nation Honorably in the US Army. While I am poor, at least I can live with myself and sleep at night. Politicians who take special interest money are nothing more than whores in suits! I want to a good person who wont sell the people out for high political office. I would, however, like to be a future US President so I could bring back the humanitarian values of the Enlightenment and Founding Fathers, which means standing up for Human Rights for ALL Peoples both in the USA and citizens of the World. I would like to end genocides, wars, poverty, and many other needless social injustices. I can only HOPE!

- Jonathan A. Melle

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July 30, 2009

"No tax on Medications" - "Ten things you did not know about jonathan melle
1-he thinks he will be elected president of the united states
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3-the army discharged him from service as unfit
4-he is love with a hooter girl called tiffany
5-his middle name is homer
6-his favorite food is split pea & ham soup
7-he hates 12,447 elected public officials
8-he was rejected as contestant on the tv show "I LOVE NEW YORK"
9-he thinks there is a conspiracy to get him
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JONATHAN MELLE's RESPONSE:

1 - Yes. I want to be a future US Prez!
www.jonathanmelleonpolitics.blogspot.com/2007/09/jonathan-melle-on-politics-who-i-am.html

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3 - Yes. The US Army Psychiatrist found me mentally unfit for military service. I received an Honorable Discharge, Disabled Veterans Benefits, and the regards of a US President.
www.jonathanmelleonpolitics.blogspot.com/2007/11/us-army-to-va.html

4 - I have never been in love with any Hooters lady.
http://bp1.blogger.com/_mBqgM9-hXBo/SEGjrQt1a3I/AAAAAAAABvM/p6lQlXck9As/s1600-h/Hooters
However, I do, indeed, like going to Hooters.
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5 - My middle name is NOT Homer. It is Alan!
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6 - My favorite food is NOT split pea & ham soup. It is ICE CREAM!
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7 - I do NOT hate 12,447 elected public officials. I do not hate Denis E Guyer anymore!

8 - I was never rejected as a contestant on on the TV show "I LOVE NEW YORK". However, I am a North Street reject!
www.jonathanmelleonpolitics.blogspot.com/2007/11/pittsfields-revitalization-via-perverse.html

9 - Yes. I do, indeed, believe that there is a conspiracy that is set out to make me look like a bad person! It centers around Pittsfield's Inbred, Dark Political Prince: Andrea F Nuciforo II (aka "Luciforo"!).
www.jonathanmelleonpolitics.blogspot.com/2008/05/andrea-nuciforo-jonathan-melle-month-of.html

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- Jonathan Melle

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May 6, 2010

Re: Hardball court tomorrow

The Prosecutor, Brett Harpster, is going to ask the Judge, James O'Neill, for the maximum penalty of 12 months in jail against me tomorrow (Friday) morning when I go to my sentencing in Laconia, NH. His reasoning for "throwing the book at me" is because he believes a criminal act against a police officer must be met with jail time. I asked my Attorney, Tom Ficarra, to stand up to Attorney Brett Harpster, and explain that I am a mentally disabled man/Veteran who did not understand or was unable to adequately communicate with the hostile police officer, named John Cunningham. I did not intend to hurt anyone, nor did anyone get hurt (except for me when Cunningham illegally sprayed and beat me). And that I take responsibility for my actions of misdemeanor reckless conduct and misdemeanor disobeying a police officer and will fulfill the obligation of my sentence. I do not believe that Attorney Brett Harpster is being reasonable. He made a mockery of my mental disabilities in court by telling the jury it was a "crutch" and to throw "that card out"! He suppressed the witness' statement that Police Officer John Cunningham yelled "I do NOT care if he is disabled"! Attorney Brett Harpster is playing hardball against me. I will not be intimidated by these unfair tactics. I believe that my Defense Attorney will stand up to his opposing counsel's shameful tactics and the Judge will see reason when he sentences me tomorrow morning.

- Jonathan Melle

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May 7, 2010

Re: many weekends in jail and other consequences

My sentencing today will incarcerate me at the Hillsborough County NH Jail in Manchester from Friday evening through Sunday evening for many consecutive weekends in jail starting on May 14th, 2010. My other punitive obligations include a $500 (+ $100) fine, 1-year of probation, community service, a letter of apology to Manchester Police Officer John Cunningham, an evaluation by the DMV concerning my ability to drive, and follow-up with my medical (mental health) treatment at the VA Hospital. My crimes are misdemeanor reckless conduct and misdemeanor disobeying a police officer. I spoke at my sentencing, stating that the prosecutor discriminated against me for having mental health disabilities and the police officer sprayed and beat me, as well as yelled at one of the witnesses: "I don't care if he is disabled".

- Jonathan Melle

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April 28, 2011

I am not a statistic, nor a reflection of the sad realities facing Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Instead of contributing to job loss, I worked every and any job given to me throughout my life. I served our nation Honorably in the U.S. Army and am a Disabled Veteran. As a young adult, I went to college for 6 straight years instead of being part of the teenage pregnancy welfare complex that is Pittsfield & North Adams. I only have 2 misdemeanors for a criminal record and served my time, fines and fees. I don't abuse alcohol and I don't do drugs. I am averse to violence of any kind. While I have been a victim of bullies, I refuse to live at any of their low levels of behaviors. I speak out against insider politics and the corrupt politicians who use the Good Old Boy network's political machine for their own gain at the expense of many. I blog about politics, politicians and the system to try to understand, analyze and speak for changes. I email my political thoughts and personal struggles so people would understand my good conscience and well meaning for our World. I support quality public education and dissent against all of the politics that have taken away from teachers educating students to think critically and be good citizens. No one wants Pittsfield to change more than me. It is my native hometown and I get angry to see its downward spiral into job loss, teen pregnancies & welfare caseloads, violent crimes and drug use, corrupt & insider politics, and poorly performing schools. Rinaldo Del Gallo, III, used to speak out about the real Pittsfield back in 2003 - 2005 era, too. Rinaldo was not listened to because The Berkshire Eagle, the Good Old Boy network & political machine, & WHEN voiced many falsehoods and propaganda that has neglected the need for economic growth, family values, community, public schools, and stopping violent crimes. I don't know what happened to Rinaldo's voice for Pittsfield. Maybe he got discouraged, but Rinaldo was right about everything he spoke out about. Rinaldo is intelligent and should run for political office once again. I like the work Dan Valenti is doing on his blog. Maybe Valenti will make a difference in Pittsfield.

- Jonathan Melle

http://planetvalenti.com/2011/04/planet-exclusive-bianchi-is-running-for-mayor-plus-vincelette-looking-for-another-spin-in-ward-4/comment-page-1/#comment-25786

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December 10, 2014

Re: It is (not) all my fault that I am a financially insecure nearly 40 year old man

It is all my fault that I never had a +$20 per hour plus benefits living wage job with job security where I could save for my retirement, and get married and afford a residential home in a nice neighborhood and have two children and one dog and one cat, and then save for their college funds, and have a nest egg for emergency expenses. It is my fault that I am almost 40 years old next summer without attaining the American Dream. I mean, millions of jobs have been outsourced to Asian nations like China, India, and the like. I mean, income inequality and flat wages for the average worker is the new normal in our 21st Century American economy. I mean, everything is more expensive than ever before. Housing, Healthcare Insurance, Education, Debt, Negative Income, Insufficient Retirement Accounts, Job Insecurity. But, it is all the fault of Jonathan Alan Melle of Amherst, New Hampshire!

- Jonathan A. Melle

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February 21, 2015

Re: Big banks are planting the seeds of political extremism

I have been following the Greek financial system and its 4 month extension of bailout aid that gives Greece more time to negotiate an agreement with its creditors, including its biggest creditor: Germany, to avoid defaulting on its debts. I believe our financial system is planting the seeds of political extremism. The same seeds that were planted at the end of World War One, which lead to the rise of Adolf Hitler and other dangerous dictators. The big banks want all of the money, power, and control over the political system. The big banks are systematically destroying the middle class. The big banks want Greece to implement austerity measures that would diminish the quality of life and financial security of the masses. Our political leaders in America and Europe are letting this happen. Many politicians from the White House to U.S. Congress are supporting the top-down financial system for their own special interests. I am sending this letter to the U.S. President, and my delegates to Capitol Hill.

- Jonathan Melle

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March 3, 2015

Re: We are all being controlled by the system

Dan Valenti writes about China surpassing the United States of America in economic output. He believes China poses an imperial threat to our nation's Superpower status. I see it from a different perspective. I see China's economic status and the US' Superpower status under the lens of the corporate elite benefiting from a new global economic system at the expense of the billions of have-not people. Everything is being done for the benefit of the wealthiest corporations. It no longer matters if the U.S. is number one or China is number one. The billionaire class does not care if I make $10 per hour in the U.S. or $1 per hour in China. As long as wealth and growth is maintained for the most elite of our institutions, someone such as myself can "pound sand" in either nation. The global economic system is no longer based on democracy. Our nation's ruling and business elites are bought by the billionaire class. Everything is based on the financial system now. The underclass is larger than ever now. Communities such as Pittsfield are losing the battle because there are no elites benefiting from the system. It is a scary world in the 21st Century. If we systematically take away people's economic and political security via an equitable and democratic society, we are planting the seeds for another Hitler to take over the system. This time, there will be no power on Earth to stop another madman because we will all be controlled by the system.

- Jonathan Melle

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March 21, 2015

Re: The three legged stool of the middle class

The three legged stool of the middle class are:

Leg One: Housing. People who live in decent housing with safe streets will lead prosperous lives.

Leg Two: Public Education. People who learn to think and acquire job skills will lead prosperous lives.

Leg Three: Healthcare Insurance. People who are healthy will lead prosperous lives.

After the three legged stool of the middle class, people need job security and financial security.

Put all of this together with a nurturing family structure, and our nation will have a strong middle class once again.

This is not rocket science. Both the Democratic and Republican Parties say they are the for the middle class. Politicians need to invest in people again. It is not all about corporate profit margins and top-down growth of the economic/financial system. Both the Government and the private sector need to invest in the people so they are able to obtain decent housing, public education, and healthcare insurance. We must ensure that the working class has both job and financial security. We must support strong families that nurture each other. We must rebuild the middle class once again.

- Jonathan Melle

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July 20, 2015

Re: my final "mass" email

I turn 40 later this week, and I am done sending "mass" emails. A lot of what I went through with Nuciforo's Pittsfield politics has passed. I am no longer affected by the negative experiences I had as a then young adult living in the Pittsfield area. I am happy my personal and political problems in Pittsfield are over and done with. I like my middle aged life in Amherst, NH. I have a wonderful family and a good dog, support from my fellow Veterans at the VA medical center in Manchester, NH, and I have my self respect back. I wish the people of Pittsfield well. I will still read and blog about Pittsfield and Massachusetts politics. I enjoy reading Dan Valenti's blog: "Planet Valenti".

- Jonathan Melle

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Jonathan Melle with my dog Chocolate on September 18, 2015.
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July 3, 2017

The American Dream has a special meaning to me. It is the power of Free Speech and the Right to dissent against corrupt politicians and the government they spoil. I will always speak my good conscience as long as I live! I will always speak out against corrupt politicians, the political system full of special interests and corporate lobbyists, and socioeconomic injustices that cost our society "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness".

- Jonathan Melle

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August 14, 2017

Re: Human Rights under law

We are a country founded on both Human Rights and Slavery. The United States of America is a contradiction in terms. We hold our ideals of democracy, Human Rights, and Liberty to be sacred. We cannot erase our nation's unjust past.

Prior to the Declaration of Independence, we lived in British Colonies that were ran like corporations for the profit of the British state. We rebelled against colonialism and British tyranny over the American People. However, our Founders also owned Slaves and exploited the Native Americans in ways similar to the British.

In Europe and in America, there is an alt-Right or White Supremacy movement. Most people are against this newest form of fascism that we fought against in World War Two. But there are minority factions of white groups that support overt discrimination against minorities including the Jewish People, the Muslim People, the Black or African-American People, the Mexican Immigrants or Mexican-American People, and the like.

For the record, and above all else, I stand for Human Rights for all Peoples and people! We all have equal rights under the law. We must stand against hate, intolerance, and discrimination. We should love and respect one another, and embrace our diversity.

I am a disabled Veteran who suffers from mental illness. I live and breathe because I live in a country that accepts people like me. Sometimes, I get made fun of by bullies or ignorant people, but at the end of the day, I am alive and well because of Human Rights under law.

- Jonathan Melle

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August 24, 2017

I saw that a Western Massachusetts women won the 2nd largest Powerball drawing in U.S. history. My Powerball ticket had no matching numbers. But, I had the chance to dream of being a multi-millionaire. That is what the lottery really sells people who pay that state a voluntary tax borne by more low-income consumers than high-income ones. It is kind of like a beer commercial where there are beautiful young women in bikinis dancing around men. But when I drink a cold one, I am only dreaming like when I buy my lottery tickets. Anyways, I am happy for the 53 year old lady from Chicopee who won last night's Powerball jackpot!

- Jonathan Melle

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I am a citizen defending the people against corrupt Pols who only serve their Corporate Elite masters, not the people! / My 2 political enemies are Andrea F. Nuciforo, Jr., nicknamed "Luciforo" and former Berkshire County Sheriff Carmen C. Massimiano, Jr. / I have also pasted many of my political essays on "The Berkshire Blog": berkshireeagle.blogspot.com / I AM THE ANTI-FRANK GUINTA! / Please contact me at jonathan_a_melle@yahoo.com

50th Anniversary - 2009

50th Anniversary - 2009
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Columbus Avenue in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Pittsfield Politics: Capitanio, Mazzeo agree on budget cuts, public safety

Pittsfield Politics: Capitanio, Mazzeo agree on budget cuts, public safety
Paul Capitanio, left, speaks during Monday night's Ward 3 City Council debate with fellow candidate Melissa Mazzeo at Pittsfield Community Television's studio. The special election (3/31/2009) will be held a week from today (3/24/2009). The local issues ranged from economic development and cleaning up blighted areas in Ward 3 to public education and the continued remediation of PCB's.

Red Sox v Yankees

Red Sox v Yankees
Go Red Sox!

Outrage swells in Congress!

Outrage swells in Congress!
Senate Banking Committee Chairman Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., left, and the committee's ranking Republican Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., listen during a hearing on modernizing insurance regulations, Tuesday, March 17, 2009, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh). - http://news.yahoo.com/s/politico/20090318/pl_politico/30833

Beacon Hill's $pecial Interest Tax Raisers & $PENDERS!

Beacon Hill's $pecial Interest Tax Raisers & $PENDERS!
Photo Gallery: www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2009/03/15/St_Patricks_Day_Boston/

The path away from Wall Street ...

The path away from Wall Street ...
...Employers in the finance sector - traditionally a prime landing spot for college seniors, particularly in the Northeast - expect to have 71 percent fewer jobs to offer this year's (2009) graduates.

Economic collapse puts graduates on unforeseen paths: Enrollment in public service jobs rising...

Economic collapse puts graduates on unforeseen paths: Enrollment in public service jobs rising...
www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2009/03/14/economic_collapse_puts_graduates_on_unforeseen_paths/

Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis

Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis
Should he be fired? As Bank of America's Stock Plummets, CEO Resists Some Calls That He Step Down.

Hookers for Jesus

Hookers for Jesus
Annie Lobert is the founder of "Hookers for Jesus" - www.hookersforjesus.net/home.cfm - Saving Sin City: Las Vegas, Nevada?

Forever personalized stamped envelope

Forever personalized stamped envelope
The Forever stamp will continue to cover the price of a first-class letter. The USPS will also introduce Forever personalized, stamped envelopes. The envelopes will be preprinted with a Forever stamp, the sender's name and return address, and an optional personal message.

Purple Heart

Purple Heart
First issued in 2003, the Purple heart stamp will continue to honor the men and women wounded while serving in the US military. The Purple Heart stamp covers the cost of 44 cents for first-class, one-ounce mail.

Dolphin

Dolphin
The bottlenose is just one of the new animals set to appear on the price-change stamps. It will serve as a 64-cent stamp for odd shaped envelopes.

2009 price-change stamps

2009 price-change stamps
www.boston.com/business/gallery/2009pircechangestamps/ -&- www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2009/02/27/new_stamps_set_for_rate_increase_in_may/

Red Sox v Yankees

Red Sox v Yankees
Go Red Sox!

President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama
AP photo v Shepard Fairey

Rush Limbaugh lackeys

Rush Limbaugh lackeys
Posted by Dan Wasserman of the Boston Globe on March 3, 2009.

Honest Abe

Honest Abe
A 2007 US Penny

Dog race

Dog race
Sledding for dogs

The Capital of the Constitution State

The Capital of the Constitution State
Hartford, once the wealthiest city in the United States but now the poorest in Connecticut, is facing an uphill battle.

Brady, Bundchen married

Brady, Bundchen married
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and model Gisele Bundchen wed Feb. 26, 2009 in a Catholic ceremony in Los Angeles. www.boston.com/ae/celebrity/gallery/tom_gisele/

Mayor Jimmy Ruberto

Mayor Jimmy Ruberto
Tanked Pittsfield's local economy while helping his fellow insider political hacks and business campaign contributors!

Journalist Andrew Manuse

Journalist Andrew Manuse
www.manuse.com

New Hampshire Supreme Court Building

New Hampshire Supreme Court Building
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Hampshire_Supreme_Court

Economic State of the Union

Economic State of the Union
A look at some of the economic conditions the Obama administration faces and what resources have already been pledged to help. 2/24/2009

President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama
The president addresses the nation's governors during a dinner in the State Dinning Room, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari).

The Oscars - 2/22/2009.

The Oscars - 2/22/2009.
Hugh Jackman and Beyoncé Knowles teamed up for a musical medley during the show.

The 81st Academy Awards - Oscars - 2009

The 81st Academy Awards - Oscars - 2009
Hugh Jackman pulled actress Anne Hathaway on stage to accompany him during his opening musical number.

Rachel Maddow

Rachel Maddow
A Progressive News Commentator

$500,000 per year

$500,000 per year
That is chump change for the corporate elite!

THE CORPORATE ELITE...

THE CORPORATE ELITE...
Jeffrey R. Immelt, chairman and chief executive of General Electric

The Presidents' Club

The Presidents' Club
Bush, Obama, Bush Jr, Clinton & Carter.

5 Presidents: Bush, Obama, Bush Jr, Clinton, & Carter!

5 Presidents: Bush, Obama, Bush Jr, Clinton, & Carter!
White House Event: January 7, 2009.

Bank Bailout!

Bank Bailout!
v taxpayer

Actress Elizabeth Banks

Actress Elizabeth Banks
She will present an award to her hometown (Pittsfield) at the Massachusetts State House next month (1/2009). She recently starred in "W" and "Zack and Miri Make a Porno," and just signed a $1 million annual contract to be a spokesmodel for Paris.

Joanna Lipper

Joanna Lipper
Her award-winning 1999 documentary, "Growing Up Fast," about teenaged mothers in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

Happy Holidays...

Happy Holidays...
...from "Star Wars"

Massachusetts "poor" economy

Massachusetts "poor" economy
Massachusetts is one of the wealthiest states, but it is also very inequitable. For example, it boasts the nation's most lucrative lottery, which is just a system of regressive taxation so that the corporate elite get to pay less in taxes!

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon
Hollywood Actress

Peter G. Arlos.

Peter G. Arlos.
Arlos is shown in his Pittsfield office in early 2000.

Turnpike OK's hefty toll hikes

Turnpike OK's hefty toll hikes
Big Dig - East-west commuters take hit; Fees at tunnels would double. 11/15/2008.

The Pink Panther 2

The Pink Panther 2
Starring Steve Martin

Police ABUSE

Police ABUSE
I was a victim of Manchester Police Officer John Cunningham's ILLEGAL USES of FORCE! John Cunningham was reprimanded by the Chief of Police for disrespecting me. John Cunningham yelled at a witness: "I don't care if he (Jonathan Melle) is disabled!"

Barack Obama

Barack Obama
The 44th US President!

Vote

Vote
Elections

The Bailout & the economic stimulus check

The Bailout & the economic stimulus check
A political cartoon by Dan Wasserman

A rainbow over Boston

A rainbow over Boston
"Rainbows galore" 10/2/2008

Our nation's leaders!

Our nation's leaders!
President Bush with both John McCain & Barack Obama - 9/25/2008.

Massachusetts & Big Dig: Big hike in tolls for Pike looming (9/26/2008).

Massachusetts & Big Dig: Big hike in tolls for Pike looming (9/26/2008).
$5 rise at tunnels is one possibility $1 jump posed for elsewhere.

Mary E Carey

Mary E Carey
My FAVORITE Journalist EVER!

9/11/2008 - A Show of Unity!

9/11/2008 - A Show of Unity!
John McCain and Barack Obama appeared together at ground zero in New York City - September 11, 2008.

John McCain...

John McCain...
...has all but abandoned the positions on taxes, torture and immigration. (A cartoon by Dan Wasserman. September 2008).

Dan Wasserman

Dan Wasserman
The deregulated chickens come home to roost... in all our pocketbooks. September 2008.

Sarah Palin's phobia

Sarah Palin's phobia
A scripted candidate! (A cartoon by Dan Wasserman).

Dan Wasserman

Dan Wasserman
Family FInances - September, 2008.

Mark E. Roy

Mark E. Roy
Ward 1 Alderman for Manchester, NH (2008).

Theodore “Ted” L. Gatsas

Theodore “Ted” L. Gatsas
Ward 2 Alderman (& NH State Senator) for Manchester, NH (2008).

Peter M. Sullivan

Peter M. Sullivan
Ward 3 (downtown) Alderman for Manchester, NH (2008).

Jim Roy

Jim Roy
Ward 4 Alderman for Manchester, NH (2008).

Ed Osborne

Ed Osborne
Ward 5 Alderman for Manchester, NH (2008).

Real R. Pinard

Real R. Pinard
Ward 6 Alderman for Manchester, NH (2008).

William P. Shea

William P. Shea
Ward 7 Alderman for Manchester, NH (2008).

Betsi DeVries

Betsi DeVries
Ward 8 Alder-woman (& NH State Senator) for Manchester, NH (2008).

Michael Garrity

Michael Garrity
Ward 9 Alderman for Manchester, NH (2008).

George Smith

George Smith
Ward 10 Alderman for Manchester, NH (2008).

Russ Ouellette

Russ Ouellette
Ward 11 Alderman for Manchester, NH (2008).

Kelleigh (Domaingue) Murphy

Kelleigh (Domaingue) Murphy
Ward 12 Alder-woman for Manchester, NH (2008).

“Mike” Lopez

“Mike” Lopez
At-Large Alderman for Manchester, NH. (2008).

Daniel P. O’Neil

Daniel P. O’Neil
At-Large Alderman for Manchester, NH (2008).

Sarah Palin for Vice President.

Sarah Palin for Vice President.
Republican John McCain made the surprise pick of Alaska's governor Sarah Palin as his running mate today, August 29, 2008.

U.S. Representative John Olver, D-Amherst, Massachusetts.

U.S. Representative John Olver, D-Amherst, Massachusetts.
Congressman Olver said the country has spent well over a half-trillion dollars on the war in Iraq while the situation in Afghanistan continues to deteriorate. 8/25/08.

Ed O'Reilly for US Senate in Massachusetts!

Ed O'Reilly for US Senate in Massachusetts!
John Kerry's 9/2008 challenger in the Democratic Primary.

Shays' Rebellion

Shays' Rebellion
In a tax revolt, Massachusetts farmers fought back during Shays' Rebellion in the mid-1780s after The American Revolutionary War.

Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore
Actress. "The Big Lebowski" is one of my favorite movies. I also like "The Fugitive", too.

Rinaldo Del Gallo III & "Superman"

Rinaldo Del Gallo III & "Superman"
Go to: http://www.berkshirefatherhood.com/index.php?mact=News,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01articleid=699&cntnt01returnid=69

"Income chasm widening in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts"

"Income chasm widening in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts"
The gap between rich and poor has widened substantially in Massachusetts over the past two decades. (8/15/2008).

Dan "Bureaucrat" Bosley

Dan "Bureaucrat" Bosley
"The Bosley Amendment": To create tax loopholes for the wealthiest corporate interests in Massachusetts!

John Edwards and...

John Edwards and...
...Rielle Hunter. WHO CARES?!

Rep. Edward J. Markey

Rep. Edward J. Markey
He wants online-privacy legislation. Some Web Firms Say They Track Behavior Without Explicit Consent.

Cindy Sheehan

Cindy Sheehan
She gained fame with her antiwar vigil outside the Bush ranch.

Olympics kick off in Beijing

Olympics kick off in Beijing
Go USA!

Exxon Mobil 2Q profit sets US record, shares fall

Exxon Mobil 2Q profit sets US record, shares fall
In this May 1, 2008, file photo, a customer pumps gas at an Exxon station in Middleton, Mass. Exxon Mobil Corp. reported second-quarter earnings of $11.68 billion Thursday, July 31, the biggest quarterly profit ever by any U.S. corporation, but the results were well short of Wall Street expectations and its shares fell as markets opened. (AP Photo/Lisa Poole, File) 7/31/2008.

Onota Lake 'Sea Serpent'

Onota Lake 'Sea Serpent'
Some kind of monster on Onota Lake. Five-year-old Tyler Smith rides a 'sea serpent' on Onota Lake in Pittsfield, Mass. The 'monster,' fashioned by Smith's grandfather, first appeared over July 4 weekend. (Photo courtesy of Ron Smith). 7/30/2008.

Al Gore, Jr.

Al Gore, Jr.
Al Gore issues challenge on energy

The Norman Rockwell Museum

The Norman Rockwell Museum
Stockbridge, Massachusetts

"Big Dig"

"Big Dig"
Boston's financially wasteful pork barrel project!

"Big Dig"

"Big Dig"
Boston's pork barrel public works project cost 50 times more than the original price!

Mary E Carey

Mary E Carey
My favorite journalist EVER!

U.S. Rep. John Olver, state Sen. Stan Rosenberg and Selectwomen Stephanie O'Keeffe and Alisa Brewer

U.S. Rep. John Olver, state Sen. Stan Rosenberg and Selectwomen Stephanie O'Keeffe and Alisa Brewer
Note: Photo from Mary E Carey's Blog.

Tanglewood

Tanglewood
Boston Symphony Orchestra music director James Levine.

Google

Google
Chagall

Jimmy Ruberto

Jimmy Ruberto
Faces multiple persecutions under the Massachusetts "Ethics" conflict of interest laws.

Barack Obama

Barack Obama
Obama vows $500m in faith-based aid.

John McCain

John McCain
He is with his wife, Cindy, who were both met by Colombian President Alvaro Uribe (right) upon arriving in Cartagena.

Daniel Duquette

Daniel Duquette
Sold Mayor James M. Ruberto of Pittsfield two tickets to the 2004 World Series at face value.

Hillary & Barack in Unity, NH - 6/27/2008

Hillary & Barack in Unity, NH - 6/27/2008
Clinton tells Obama, crowd in Unity, N.H.: 'We are one party'

John Forbes Kerry

John Forbes Kerry
Wanna-be Prez?

WALL-E

WALL-E
"out of this World"

Crisis in the Congo - Ben Affleck

Crisis in the Congo - Ben Affleck
http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/popup?id=5057139&contentIndex=1&page=1&start=false - http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/story?id=5234555&page=1

Jeanne Shaheen

Jeanne Shaheen
NH's Democratic returning candidate for U.S. Senate

"Wall-E"

"Wall-E"
a cool robot

Ed O'Reilly

Ed O'Reilly
www.edoreilly.com

Go Celtics!

Go Celtics!
World Champions - 2008

Go Red Sox!

Go Red Sox!
J.D. Drew gets the same welcome whenever he visits the City of Brotherly Love: "Booooooo!"; Drew has been vilified in Philadelphia since refusing to sign with the Phillies after they drafted him in 1997...

Joe Kelly Levasseur & Joe Briggs

Joe Kelly Levasseur & Joe Briggs
www.2joes.org

NH Union Leader

NH Union Leader
Editorial Cartoon

Celtics - World Champions!

Celtics - World Champions!
www.boston.com/sports/basketball/celtics/gallery/06_18_08_front_pages/ - www.boston.com/sports/basketball/celtics/gallery/06_17_08_finals_game_6/ - www.boston.com/sports/basketball/celtics/gallery/06_17_08_celebration/ - www.boston.com/sports/basketball/celtics/gallery/06_15_08_celtics_championships/

"The Nation"

"The Nation"
A "Liberal" weekly political news magazine. Katrina vanden Heuvel.

TV - PBS: NOW

TV - PBS: NOW
http://www.pbs.org/now

The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone
List of Twilight Zone episodes - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Twilight_Zone_episodes

Equality for ALL Marriages

Equality for ALL Marriages
I, Jonathan Melle, am a supporter of same sex marriages.

Kobe Bryant leads his time to a Game 5 victory.

Kobe Bryant leads his time to a Game 5 victory.
L.A. Lakers holds on for the win to force Game 6 at Boston

Mohawk Trail

Mohawk Trail
The 'Hail to the Sunrise' statue in Charlemont is a well-known and easily recognized landmark on the Mohawk Trail. The trail once boasted several souvenir shops, some with motels and restaurants. Now only four remain. (Caroline Bonnivier / Berkshire Eagle Staff).

NASA - June 14, 2008

NASA - June 14, 2008
Space Shuttle Discovery returns to Earth.

Go Celtics! Game # 4 of the 2008 NBA Finals.

Go Celtics! Game # 4 of the 2008 NBA Finals.
Boston took a 20-second timeout, and the Celtics ran off four more points (including this incredible Erving-esque layup from Ray Allen) to build the lead to five points with just 2:10 remaining. Reeling, the Lakers took a full timeout to try to regain their momentum.

Sal DiMasi

Sal DiMasi
Speaker of the Massachusetts State House of Representatives

Kelly Ayotte - Attorney General of New Hampshire

Kelly Ayotte - Attorney General of New Hampshire
http://doj.nh.gov/

John Kerry

John Kerry
He does not like grassroots democracy & being challenged in the 2008 Massachusetts Democratic Party Primary for re-election.

Tim Murray

Tim Murray
Corrupt Lt. Gov. of Massachusetts, 2007 - 2013.

North Adams, Massachusetts

North Adams, Massachusetts
downtown

Howie Carr

Howie Carr
Political Satirist on Massachusetts Corruption/Politics

Polar Bear

Polar Bear
Global Warming

Elizabeth Warren - Web-Site Links

Elizabeth Warren - Web-Site Links
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Warren & http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/WarrenAuthor.html

Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren
Consumer Crusader

Leon Powe

Leon Powe
Celtics forward Leon Powe finished a fast break with a dunk.

Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett
Kevin Garnett reacted during the game.

Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo
Rajon Rondo finished a first half fast break with a dunk.

Teamwork

Teamwork
Los Angeles Lakers teammates help Pau Gasol (16) from the floor in the second quarter.

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant took a shot in the first half of Game 2.

Kendrick Perkins

Kendrick Perkins
Kendrick Perkins (right) backed down Lamar Odom (left) during first half action.

Go Celtics!

Go Celtics!
The Boston Symphony Orchestra performed the national anthem prior to Game 2.

K.G.!

K.G.!
Garnett reacted to a hard dunk in the first quarter.

Paul Pierce

Paul Pierce
Paul Pierce reacted after hitting a three upon his return to the game since leaving with an injury.

Go Celtics!

Go Celtics!
Kobe Bryant (left) and Paul Pierce (right) squared off in the second half of the game.

James Taylor

James Taylor
Sings National Anthem at Celtics Game.

John Forbes Kerry & Deval Patrick

John Forbes Kerry & Deval Patrick
Attended Celtics Game.

Greats of the NBA: Dr. J, Bill Russell, & Kareem!

Greats of the NBA: Dr. J, Bill Russell, & Kareem!
Attend Game 1 of the 2008 NBA Finals.

Bruce Willis

Bruce Willis
The actor (left) and his date were in the crowd before the Celtics game.

John Kerry

John Kerry
Golddigger attends Celtics game

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton
Ends her 2008 bid for Democratic Party nomination

Nonnie Burnes

Nonnie Burnes
Massachusetts Insurance Commish & former Judge

Jones Library

Jones Library
Amherst, Massachusetts

Barack Obama & Hillary Clinton

Barack Obama & Hillary Clinton
2008 Democratic Primary

"US vs Exxon and Halliburton"

"US vs Exxon and Halliburton"
U.S. Senator John Sununu took more than $220,000 from big oil.

Jeanne Shaheen

Jeanne Shaheen
4- U.S. Senate - 2008

William Pignatelli

William Pignatelli
Hack Rep. "Smitty" with Lynne Blake

Ben Bernanke

Ben Bernanke
Federal Reserve Chairman

Gazettenet.com

Gazettenet.com
www.gazettenet.com/beta/

Boys' & Girls' Club

Boys' & Girls' Club
Melville Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Denis Guyer

Denis Guyer
Dalton State Representative

The Berkshire Eagle

The Berkshire Eagle
Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Carmen Massimiano

Carmen Massimiano
Williams College - May 2008

Larry Bird & Magic Johnson

Larry Bird & Magic Johnson
www.boston.com/lifestyle/gallery/when_the_celtics_were_cool/

Regressive Taxation! via State Lotteries

Regressive Taxation! via State Lotteries
New Massachusetts state lottery game hits $600 million in sales!

Andrea Nuciforo

Andrea Nuciforo
"Luciforo"

John Barrett III

John Barrett III
Long-time Mayor of North Adams Massachusetts

Shine On

Shine On

Elmo

Elmo
cool!

Paul Pierce

Paul Pierce
Paul Pierce kissed the Eastern Conference trophy. 5/30/2008. AP Photo.

Kevin Garnett & Richard Hamilton

Kevin Garnett & Richard Hamilton
Kevin Garnett (left) talked to Pistons guard Richard Hamilton (right) after the Celtics' victory in Game 6. 5/30/2008. Reuters Photo.

Paul Pierce

Paul Pierce
Paul Pierce showed his team colors as the Celtics closed out the Pistons in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals. 5/30/2008. Globe Staff Photo / Jim Davis.

Joseph Kelly Levasseur

Joseph Kelly Levasseur
One of my favorite politicians!

Mary E Carey

Mary E Carey
In the Big Apple: NYC! She is the coolest!

Guyer & Kerry

Guyer & Kerry
My 2nd least favorite picture EVER!

Mary Carey

Mary Carey
My favorite journalist EVER!

Nuciforo & Ruberto

Nuciforo & Ruberto
My least favorite picture EVER!

Jeanne Shaheen

Jeanne Shaheen
U.S. Senate - 2008

NH Fisher Cats

NH Fisher Cats
AA Baseball - Toronto Blue Jays affiliate

Manchester, NH

Manchester, NH
Police Patch

Michael Briggs

Michael Briggs
#83 - We will never forget

Michael "Stix" Addison

Michael "Stix" Addison
http://unionleader.com/channel.aspx/News?channel=2af17ff4-f73b-4c44-9f51-092e828e1131

Charlie Gibson

Charlie Gibson
ABC News anchor

Scott McClellan

Scott McClellan
http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/m/scott_mcclellan/index.html?inline=nyt-per

Boise, Idaho

Boise, Idaho
Downtown Boise Idaho

John Forbes Kerry

John Forbes Kerry
Legislative Hearing in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, BCC, on Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson
My favorite classical U.S. President!

NH Governor John Lynch

NH Governor John Lynch
Higher Taxes, Higher Tolls

Paul Hodes

Paul Hodes
My favorite Congressman!

Portland Sea Dogs

Portland Sea Dogs
AA Red Sox

New York

New York
Magnet

Massachusetts

Massachusetts
Magnet

New Hampshire

New Hampshire
Magnet

New Hampshire

New Hampshire
Button

Carmen Massimiano

Carmen Massimiano
"Luciforo" tried to send me to Carmen's Jail during the Spring & Summer of 1998.

Kay Khan - Massachusetts State Representative

Kay Khan - Massachusetts State Representative
www.openmass.org/members/show/174

Luciforo

Luciforo
Andrea F Nuciforo II

B-Eagle

B-Eagle
Pittsfield's monopoly/only daily newspaper

Jon Lester - Go Red Sox!

Jon Lester - Go Red Sox!
A Red Sox No Hitter on 5/19/2008!

Go Red Sox!

Go Red Sox!
Dustin Pedroia & Manny Ramirez

U.S. Flag

U.S. Flag
God Bless America!

Jonathan Melle's Blog

Jonathan Melle's Blog
Hello, Everyone!

Molly Bish

Molly Bish
We will never forget!

Go Celtics!

Go Celtics!
Celtics guard Rajon Rondo listens to some advice from Celtics head coach Doc Rivers in the first half.

Go Celtics!

Go Celtics!
Celtics forward Kevin Garnett and Pistons forward Rasheed Wallace embrace at the end of the game.

Go Red Sox!

Go Red Sox!
Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon calls for the ball as he charges toward first base. Papelbon made the out en route to picking up his 14th save of the season.

Go Red Sox!

Go Red Sox!
Red Sox starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka throws to Royals David DeJesus during the first inning.

Go Red Sox!

Go Red Sox!
Red Sox pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka delivers a pitch to Royals second baseman Mark Grudzielanek during the second inning.

Go Red Sox!

Go Red Sox!
Red Sox right fielder J.D. Drew is welcomed to home plate by teammates Mike Lowell (left), Kevin Youkilis (2nd left) and Manny Ramirez after he hit a grand slam in the second inning.

Go Red Sox!

Go Red Sox!
Red Sox third baseman Mike Lowell crosses the plate after hitting a grand slam during the sixth inning. Teammates Manny Ramirez and Jacoby Ellsbury scored on the play. The Red Sox went on to win 11-8 to complete a four-game sweep and perfect homestand.

JD Drew - Go Red Sox

JD Drew - Go Red Sox
www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/gallery/05_22_08_sox_royals/

Thank you for serving; God Bless America!

Thank you for serving; God Bless America!
Master Sgt. Kara B. Stackpole, of Westfield, holds her daughter, Samantha, upon her return today to Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee. She is one of the 38 members of the 439th Aeromedical Staging Squadron who returned after a 4-month deployment in Iraq. Photo by Dave Roback / The Republican.

Kathi-Anne Reinstein

Kathi-Anne Reinstein
www.openmass.org/members/show/175

Ted Kennedy

Ted Kennedy
Tragic diagnosis: Get well Senator!

Google doodle - Jonathan Melle Internet search

Google doodle - Jonathan Melle Internet search
http://blogsearch.google.com/blogsearch?hl=en&q=jonathan+melle+blogurl:http://jonathanmelleonpolitics.blogspot.com/&ie=UTF-8

John Forbes Kerry

John Forbes Kerry
Billionaire U.S. Senator gives address to MCLA graduates in North Adams, Massachusetts in mid-May 2008

Andrea Nuciforo

Andrea Nuciforo
"Luciforo"

A Red Sox Fan in Paris, France

A Red Sox Fan in Paris, France
Go Red Sox!

Rinaldo Del Gallo III

Rinaldo Del Gallo III
Interviewed on local TV

Andrea Nuciforo

Andrea Nuciforo
Luciforo!

John Adams

John Adams
#2 U.S. President

Jonathan Melle

Jonathan Melle
I stood under a tree on the afternoon of May 9, 2008, on the foregrounds of the NH State House - www.websitetoolbox.com/tool/post/nhinsider/vpost?id=2967773

Jonathan Melle

Jonathan Melle
Inside the front lobby of the NH State House

Jonathan Melle

Jonathan Melle
Bill Clinton campaign memorabilia

Jonathan Melle

Jonathan Melle
Liberty Bell & NH State House

Jon Keller

Jon Keller
Boston based political analyst

Jon Keller

Jon Keller
Boston based political analyst

Jonathan Melle

Jonathan Melle
Franklin Pierce Statue #14 U.S. President

Jonathan Melle

Jonathan Melle
NH State House

Jonathan Melle

Jonathan Melle
Stop the War NOW!

Jonathan Melle

Jonathan Melle
"Mr. Melle, tear down this Blog!"

Jonathan Melle

Jonathan Melle
I stood next to a JFK photo

Jonathan Levine, Publisher

Jonathan Levine, Publisher
The Pittsfield Gazette Online

Jonathan Melle

Jonathan Melle
I made rabbit ears with John & George

Jonathan Melle

Jonathan Melle
I made antenna ears with John & George

Jonathan Melle

Jonathan Melle
I impersonated Howard Dean

Jonathan Melle

Jonathan Melle
mock-voting

Jonathan Melle

Jonathan Melle
pretty ladies -/- Go to: http://www.wgir.com/cc-common/cc_photopop20.html?eventID=28541&pagecontent=&pagenum=4 - Go to: http://current.com/items/88807921_veterans_should_come_first_not_last# - http://www.mcam23.com/cgi-bin/cutter.cgi?c_function=STREAM?c_feature=EDIT?dir_catagory=10MorningRadio?dir_folder=2JoesClips?dir_file=JonathanMelle-090308? -

Jonathan Melle

Jonathan Melle
Go Red Sox! Me at Fenway Park

Mary E. Carey

Mary E. Carey
My favorite journalist! Her voice sings for the Voiceless. -/- Go to: http://aboutamherst.blogspot.com/search?q=melle -/- Go to: http://ongeicocaveman.blogspot.com/search?q=melle

Velvet Jesus

Velvet Jesus
Mary Carey blogs about my political writings. This is a picture of Jesus from her childhood home in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. -//- "How Can I Keep From Singing" : My life goes on in endless song / Above Earth's lamentations, / I hear the real, though far-off hymn / That hails a new creation. / / Through all the tumult and the strife / I hear its music ringing, / It sounds an echo in my soul. / How can I keep from singing? / / Whey tyrants tremble in their fear / And hear their death knell ringing, / When friends rejoice both far and near / How can I keep from singing? / / In prison cell and dungeon vile / Our thoughts to them are winging / When friends by shame are undefiled / How can I keep from singing?

www.truthdig.com

www.truthdig.com
www.truthdig.com

Jonathan Melle

Jonathan Melle
Concord NH

The Huffington Post

The Huffington Post
http://fundrace.huffingtonpost.com/neighbors.php?type=loc&newest=1&addr=&zip=01201&search=Search

Barack Obama

Barack Obama
smiles & beer

Jonathan Lothrop

Jonathan Lothrop
A Pittsfield City Councilor

Michael L. Ward

Michael L. Ward
A Pittsfield City Councilor

Peter Marchetti - Pittsfield's City Councilor at Large

Peter Marchetti - Pittsfield's City Councilor at Large
Pete always sides with the wealthy's political interests.

Gerald Lee - Pittsfield's City Council Prez

Gerald Lee - Pittsfield's City Council Prez
Gerald Lee told me that I am a Social Problem; Lee executes a top-down system of governance.

Matt Kerwood - Pittsfield's Councilor at Large

Matt Kerwood - Pittsfield's Councilor at Large
Kerwood poured coffee drinks for Jane Swift

Louis Costi

Louis Costi
Pittsfield City Councilor

Lewis Markham

Lewis Markham
Pittsfield City Councilor

Kevin Sherman - Pittsfield City Councilor

Kevin Sherman - Pittsfield City Councilor
Sherman ran for Southern Berkshire State Rep against Smitty Pignatelli; Sherman is a good guy.

Anthony Maffuccio

Anthony Maffuccio
Pittsfield City Councilor

Linda Tyer

Linda Tyer
Pittsfield City Councilor

Daniel Bianchi

Daniel Bianchi
A Pittsfield City Councilor

The Democratic Donkey

The Democratic Donkey
Democratic Party Symbol

Paramount

Paramount
What is Paramount to you?

NH's Congresswoman

NH's Congresswoman
Carol Shea-Porter, Democrat

Sam Adams Beer

Sam Adams Beer
Boston Lager

Ratatouille

Ratatouille
Disney Animation

Ruberto Details Plans for Success - January 07, 2008

Ruberto Details Plans for Success - January 07, 2008
"Luciforo" swears in Mayor Ruberto. Pittsfield Politics at its very worst: 2 INSIDER POWERBROKERS! Where is Carmen Massimiano? He must be off to the side.

Abe

Abe
Lincoln

Optimus Prime

Optimus Prime
Leader of the Autobots

Optimus Prime

Optimus Prime
1984 Autobot Transformer Leader

Cleanup Agreements - GE & Pittsfield's PCBs toxic waste sites

Cleanup Agreements - GE & Pittsfield's PCBs toxic waste sites
www.epa.gov/region1/ge/cleanupagreement.html

GE/Housatonic River Site: Introduction

GE/Housatonic River Site: Introduction
www.epa.gov/region1/ge/

GE/Housatonic River Site - Reports

GE/Housatonic River Site - Reports
www.epa.gov/region1/ge/thesite/opca-reports.html

US EPA - Contact - Pittsfield's PCBs toxic waste sites

US EPA - Contact -  Pittsfield's PCBs toxic waste sites
www.epa.gov/region1/ge/contactinfo.html

GE Corporate Logo - Pittsfield's PCBs toxic waste sites

GE Corporate Logo - Pittsfield's PCBs toxic waste sites
www.epa.gov/region1/ge/index.html

Commonwealth Connector

Commonwealth Connector
Commonwealth Care

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Healthcare Reform

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Healthcare Reform

Network Health Forward - A Commonwealth Care Plan

Network Health Forward - A Commonwealth Care Plan
Massachusetts Health Reform

Network Health Together: A MassHealth Plan - Commonwealth Care

Network Health Together: A MassHealth Plan - Commonwealth Care
Massachusetts Health Reform

www.network-health.org

www.network-health.org
Massachusetts Health Reform

Neighborhood Health Plan - Commonwealth Care

Neighborhood Health Plan - Commonwealth Care
Massachusetts Health Reform

Fallon Community Health Plan - Commonwealth Care

Fallon Community Health Plan - Commonwealth Care
Massachusetts Health Reform

BMC HealthNet Plan

BMC HealthNet Plan
Massachusetts Health Reform

Massachusetts Health Reform

Massachusetts Health Reform
Eligibility Chart: 2007

Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare

Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare
Massachusetts Health Reform

Business Peaks

Business Peaks
Voodoo Economics

Laffer Curve - Corporate Elite

Laffer Curve - Corporate Elite
Reagonomics: Supply Side

Corporate Elite Propaganda

Corporate Elite Propaganda
Mock Liberal Democratic Socialism Thinking

Real Estate Blues

Real Estate Blues
www.boston.com/bostonglobe/magazine/2008/0316/

PEACE

PEACE
End ALL Wars!

Freedom of Speech

Freedom of Speech
Norman Rockwell's World War II artwork depicting America's values

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln
A young Abe Lincoln

RACHEL KAPRIELIAN

RACHEL KAPRIELIAN
www.openmass.org/members/show/218 - www.rachelkaprielian.com

Jennifer M. Callahan - Massachusetts State Representative

Jennifer M. Callahan - Massachusetts State Representative
www.openmass.org/members/show/164 - www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2008/05/04/legislator_describes_threat_as_unnerving/

Human Rights for ALL Peoples!

Human Rights for ALL Peoples!
My #1 Political Belief!

Anne Frank

Anne Frank
Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe

A young woman Hillary supporter

A young woman Hillary supporter
This excellent picture captures a youth's excitement

Hillary Clinton with Natalie Portman

Hillary Clinton with Natalie Portman
My favorite Actress!

Alan Chartock

Alan Chartock
WAMC public radio in Albany, NY; Political columnist who writes about Berkshire County area politics; Strong supporter for Human Rights for ALL Peoples

OpenCongress.Org

OpenCongress.Org
This web-site uses some of my Blog postings

OpenMass.org

OpenMass.org
This web-site uses some of my blog postings!

Shannon O'Brien

Shannon O'Brien
One of my favorite politicians! She stands for the People first!

The Massachusetts State House

The Massachusetts State House
"The Almighty Golden Dome" - www.masslegislature.tv -

Sara Hathaway

Sara Hathaway
Former Mayor of Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Andrea F. Nuciforo, Jr.

Andrea F. Nuciforo, Jr.
A corrupt Pol who tried to put me in Jail

Andrea F. Nuciforo, Jr.

Andrea F. Nuciforo, Jr.
Another view of Pittsfield's inbred, multigenerational political prince. Luciforo!

Luciforo

Luciforo
Nuciforo's nickname

"Andy" Nuciforo

"Andy" Nuciforo
Luciforo!

Carmen C. Massimiano, Jr., Berkshire County Sheriff (Jailer)

Carmen C. Massimiano, Jr., Berkshire County Sheriff (Jailer)
Nuciforo's henchman! Nuciforo tried to send me to Carmen's Jail

Andrea Nuciforo Jr

Andrea Nuciforo Jr
Shhh! Luciforo's other job is working as a private attorney defending wealthy Boston-area corporate insurance companies

Berkshire County Sheriff (Jailer) Carmen C. Massimiano, Jr.

Berkshire County Sheriff (Jailer) Carmen C. Massimiano, Jr.
Nuciforo tried to send me to Carmen's Jail! Carmen sits with the Congressman, John Olver

Congressman John Olver

Congressman John Olver
Nuciforo's envy

The Dome of the U.S. Capitol

The Dome of the U.S. Capitol
Our Beacon of American Democracy

Nuciforo's architect

Nuciforo's architect
Mary O'Brien in red with scarf

Sara Hathaway (www.brynmawr.edu)

Sara Hathaway (www.brynmawr.edu)
Former-Mayor of Pittsfield, Massachusetts; Nuciforo intimidated her, along with another woman, from running in a democratic state election in the Spring of 2006!

Andrea F. Nuciforo II

Andrea F. Nuciforo II
Pittsfield Politics

Berkshire County Republican Association

Berkshire County Republican Association
Go to: www.fcgop.blogspot.com

Denis Guyer

Denis Guyer
Dalton State Representative

John Forbes Kerry & Denis Guyer

John Forbes Kerry & Denis Guyer
U.S. Senator & State Representative

John Kerry

John Kerry
Endorses Barack Obama for Prez then visits Berkshire County

Dan Bosley

Dan Bosley
A Bureaucrat impostering as a Legislator!

Ben Downing

Ben Downing
Berkshire State Senator

Christopher N Speranzo

Christopher N Speranzo
Pittsfield's ANOINTED State Representative

Peter J. Larkin

Peter J. Larkin
Corrupt Lobbyist

GE - Peter Larkin's best friend!

GE - Peter Larkin's best friend!
GE's FRAUDULENT Consent Decree with Pittsfield, Massachusetts, will end up KILLING many innocent school children & other local residents!

GE's CEO Jack Welch

GE's CEO Jack Welch
The Corporate System's Corporate Elite's King

Economics: Where Supply meets Demand

Economics: Where Supply meets Demand
Equilibrium

GE & Pittsfield, Massachusetts

GE & Pittsfield, Massachusetts
In 2007, GE sold its Plastics Division to a Saudi company. Now all that is left over by GE are its toxic PCB pollutants that cause cancer in many Pittsfield residents.

Mayor James M Ruberto

Mayor James M Ruberto
A small-time pol chooses to serve the corporate elite & other elites over the people.

Governor Deval Patrick

Governor Deval Patrick
Deval shakes hands with Mayors in Berkshire County

Deval Patrick

Deval Patrick
Governor of Massachusetts

Pittsfield High School

Pittsfield High School
Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Sara Hathaway

Sara Hathaway
Pittsfield's former Mayor

Rinaldo Del Gallo III

Rinaldo Del Gallo III
Pittsfield Attorney focusing on Father's Rights Probate Court Legal Issues, & Local Politician and Political Observer

Rinaldo Del Gallo III

Rinaldo Del Gallo III
Very Intelligent Political Activists in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Rinaldo Del Gallo, III, Esq. is the spokesperson of the Berkshire Fatherhood Coalition. He has been practicing family law and has been a member of the Massachusetts bar since 1996.

Mayor Ed Reilly

Mayor Ed Reilly
He supports Mayor Ruberto & works as a municipal Attorney. As Mayor, he backed Bill Weld for Governor in 1994, despite being a Democrat. He was joined by Carmen Massimiano & John Barrett III, the long-standing Mayor of North Adams.

Manchester, NH Mayor Frank Guinta

Manchester, NH Mayor Frank Guinta
Cuts Dental Care for Public School Children-in-Need

Manchester, NH City Hall

Manchester, NH City Hall
My new hometown - view from Hanover St. intersection with Elm St.

Manchester NH City Democrats

Manchester NH City Democrats
Go Dems!

2008 Democratic Candidates for U.S. Prez

2008 Democratic Candidates for U.S. Prez
Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Mike Gravel, Dennis Kucinich, John Edwards

NH State House Dome

NH State House Dome
Concord, NH

Donna Walto

Donna Walto
Pittsfield Politician -- She strongly opposes Mayor Jim Ruberto's elitist tenure.

Elmo

Elmo
Who doesn't LOVE Elmo?

Hillary Clinton for U.S. President!

Hillary Clinton for U.S. President!
Hillary is for Children. She is my choice in 2008.

The White House in 1800

The White House in 1800
Home of our Presidents of the United States

John Adams

John Adams
2nd President of the USA

Hillary Clinton stands with John Edwards and Joe Biden

Hillary Clinton stands with John Edwards and Joe Biden
Hillary is my choice for U.S. President!

Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton
Former President Bill Clinton speaks at the Radisson in Manchester NH 11/16/2007

Barack Obama

Barack Obama
U.S. Senator & Candidate for President

Pittsfield's 3 Women City Councillors - 2004

Pittsfield's 3 Women City Councillors - 2004
Linda Tyer, Pam Malumphy, Tricia Farley-Bouvier

Wahconah Park in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Wahconah Park in Pittsfield, Massachusetts
My friend Brian Merzbach reviews baseball parks around the nation.

The Corporate Elite: Rational Incentives for only the wealthy

The Corporate Elite: Rational Incentives for only the wealthy
The Elites double their $ every 6 to 8 years, while the "have-nots" double their $ every generation (or 24 years). Good bye Middle Class!

George Will

George Will
The human satellite voice for the Corporate Elite

Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren
The Anti-George Will; Harvard Law School Professor; The Corporate Elite's Worst Nightmare

The Flag of The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

The Flag of The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
I was born and raised in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

State Senator Stan Rosenberg

State Senator Stan Rosenberg
Democratic State Senator from Amherst, Massachusetts -/- Anti-Stan Rosenberg Blog: rosenbergwatch.blogspot.com

Ellen Story

Ellen Story
Amherst Massachusetts' State Representative

Teen Pregnancy in Pittsfield, Mass.

Teen Pregnancy in Pittsfield, Mass.
Books are being written on Pittsfield's high teen pregancy rates! What some intellectuals do NOT understand about the issue is that TEEN PREGNANCIES in Pittsfield double the statewide average by design - Perverse Incentives!

NH Governor John Lynch

NH Governor John Lynch
Supports $30 Scratch Tickets and other forms of regressive taxation. Another Pol that only serves his Corporate Elite Masters instead of the People!

U.S. Congresswoman Carol Shea Porter

U.S. Congresswoman Carol Shea Porter
The first woman whom the People of New Hampshire have voted in to serve in U.S. Congress

U.S. Congressman Paul Hodes

U.S. Congressman Paul Hodes
A good man who wants to bring progressive changes to Capitol Hill!

Paul Hodes for U.S. Congress

Paul Hodes for U.S. Congress
New Hampshire's finest!

Darth Vader

Darth Vader
Star Wars

Dick Cheney & George W. Bush

Dick Cheney & George W. Bush
The Gruesome Two-some! Stop the Neo-Cons' fascism! End the Iraq War NOW!

WAROPOLY

WAROPOLY
The Inequity of Globalism

Bushopoly!

Bushopoly!
The Corporate Elite have redesigned "The System" to enrich themselves at the expense of the people, masses, have-nots, poor & middle-class families

George W. Bush with Karl Rove

George W. Bush with Karl Rove
Rove was a political strategist with extraordinary influence within the Bush II White House

2008's Republican Prez-field

2008's Republican Prez-field
John McCain, Alan Keyes, Rudy Guiliani, Duncan Hunter, Mike Huckabee, WILLARD Mitt Romney, Fred Thompson, Ron Paul

Fall in New England

Fall in New England
Autumn is my favorite season

Picturing America

Picturing America
picturingamerica.neh.gov

Winter Weather Map

Winter Weather Map
3:45PM EST 3-Dec-07

Norman Rockwell Painting

Norman Rockwell Painting
Thanksgiving

Norman Rockwell Painting

Norman Rockwell Painting
Depiction of American Values in mid-20th Century America

Larry Bird #33

Larry Bird #33
My favorite basketball player of my childhood

Boston Celtics Basketball - 2007-2008

Boston Celtics Basketball - 2007-2008
Kevin Garnett hugs James Posey

Paul Pierce

Paul Pierce
All heart! Awesome basketball star for The Boston Celtics.

Tom Brady

Tom Brady
Go Patriots!

Rupert Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch
Owner of Fox News - CORPORATE ELITE!

George Stephanopolous

George Stephanopolous
A Corporate Elite Political News Analyst

Robert Redford

Robert Redford
Starred in the movie "Lions for Lambs"

Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep
Plays a jaded journalist with integrity in the movie "Lions for Lambs"

Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise plays the Neo-Con D.C. Pol purely indoctrinated by the Corporate Elite's political agenda in the Middle East

CHARLIZE THERON

CHARLIZE THERON
"I want to say I've never been surrounded by so many fake breasts, but I went to the Academy Awards."

Amherst Town Library

Amherst Town Library
Amherst, NH - www.amherstlibrary.org

Manchester NH Library

Manchester NH Library
I use the library's automated timed 1-hour-per-day Internet computers to post on my Blog - www.manchester.lib.nh.us

Manchester NH's Palace Theater

Manchester NH's Palace Theater
Manchester NH decided to restore its Palace Theater

Pittsfield's Palace Theater

Pittsfield's Palace Theater
Pittsfield tore down this landmark on North Street in favor of a parking lot

Pleasant Street Theater

Pleasant Street Theater
Amherst, Massachusetts

William "Shitty" Pignatelli

William "Shitty" Pignatelli
A top down & banal State House Pol from Lenox Massachusetts -- A GOOD MAN!

The CIA & Mind Control

The CIA & Mind Control
Did the CIA murder people by proxy assassins?

Skull & Bones

Skull & Bones
Yale's Elite

ImpeachBush.org

ImpeachBush.org
I believe President Bush should be IMPEACHED because he is waging an illegal and immoral war against Iraq!

Bob Feuer drumming for U.S. Congress v John Olver in 2008

Bob Feuer drumming for U.S. Congress v John Olver in 2008
www.blog.bobfeuer.us

Abe Lincoln

Abe Lincoln
The 16th President of the USA

Power

Power
Peace

Global Warming Mock Giant Thermometer

Global Warming Mock Giant Thermometer
A member of Green Peace activist sets up a giant thermometer as a symbol of global warming during their campaign in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007. World leaders launch marathon negotiations Monday on how to fight global warming, which left unchecked could cause devastating sea level rises, send millions further into poverty and lead to the mass extinction of plants and animals.

combat global warming...

combat global warming...
...or risk economic and environmental disaster caused by rising temperatures

www.climatecrisiscoalition.org

www.climatecrisiscoalition.org
P.O. Box 125, South Lee, MA 01260, (413) 243-5665, tstokes@kyotoandbeyond.org, www.kyotoandbeyond.org

3 Democratic presidentional candidates

3 Democratic presidentional candidates
Democratic presidential candidates former senator John Edwards (from right) and Senators Joe Biden and Chris Dodd before the National Public Radio debate yesterday (12/4/2007).

The UN Seal

The UN Seal
An archaic & bureaucratic post WW2 top-down, non-democratic institution that also stands for some good governance values

Superman

Superman
One of my favorite childhood heroes and movies

Web-Site on toxic toys

Web-Site on toxic toys
www.healthytoys.org

Batman

Batman
One of my favorite super-heroes

Deval Patrick & Denis Guyer

Deval Patrick & Denis Guyer
Massachusetts' Governor stands with Dalton's State Rep. Denis E. Guyer.

Bill Cosby & Denis Guyer

Bill Cosby & Denis Guyer
TV Star Bill Cosby stands with Denis E. Guyer

Denis Guyer with his supporters

Denis Guyer with his supporters
Dalton State Representative

Denis Guyer goes to college

Denis Guyer goes to college
Dalton State Representative

Peter Marchetti

Peter Marchetti
He is my second cousin. Pete Marchetti favors MONEY, not fairness!

Matt Barron & Denis Guyer with couple

Matt Barron & Denis Guyer with couple
Matt Barron plays DIRTY politics against his opponents!

Nat Karns

Nat Karns
Top-Down Executive Director of the ELITIST Berkshire Regional Planning Commission

Human Rights for All Peoples & people

Human Rights for All Peoples & people
Stop Anti-Semitism

Massachusetts State Treasurer Tim Cahill

Massachusetts State Treasurer Tim Cahill
State House, Room 227, Boston, MA 02133, 617-367-6900, www.mass.gov/treasury/

Massachusetts State Attorney General Martha Coakley

Massachusetts State Attorney General Martha Coakley
1350 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01103, 413-784-1240 / McCormick Building, One Asburton Place, Boston, MA 02108, 617-727-4765 / marthacoakley.com / www.ago.state.ma.us

Bush v. Gore: December 12, 2007, was the seventh anniversary, the 5-4 Supreme Court decision...

Bush v. Gore: December 12, 2007, was the seventh anniversary, the 5-4 Supreme Court decision...
www.takebackthecourt.org - A political billboard near my downtown apartment in Manchester, NH

Marc Murgo

Marc Murgo
An old friend of mine from Pittsfield

Downtown Manchester, NH

Downtown Manchester, NH
www.newhampshire.com/nh-towns/manchester.aspx

Marisa Tomei

Marisa Tomei
Movie Actress

Massachusetts Coalition for Healthy Communities (MCHC)

Massachusetts Coalition for Healthy Communities (MCHC)
www.masschc.org/issue.php

Mike Firestone & Anna Weisfeiler

Mike Firestone & Anna Weisfeiler
Mike Firestone works in Manchester NH for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign

James Pindell

James Pindell
Covers NH Primary Politcs for The Boston Globe

U.S. History - Declaration

U.S. History - Declaration
A 19th century engraving shows Benjamin Franklin, left, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Philip Livingston and Roger Sherman at work on the Declaration of Independence.

Boston Globe Photos of the Week - www.boston.com/bostonglobe/gallery/

Boston Globe Photos of the Week - www.boston.com/bostonglobe/gallery/
Sybregje Palenstijn (left), who plays Sarah Godbertson at Plimouth Plantation, taught visitors how to roast a turkey on a spit. The plantation often sees a large influx of visitors during the holiday season.

Chris Hodgkins

Chris Hodgkins
Another special interest Berkshire Pol who could not hold his "WATER" on Beacon Hill's State House!

The Big Dig - 15 tons of concrete fell from a tunnel ceiling onto Milena Del Valle's car.

The Big Dig - 15 tons of concrete fell from a tunnel ceiling onto Milena Del Valle's car.
Most of Boston's Big Dig highway remains closed, after a woman was crushed when 15 tons of concrete fell from a tunnel ceiling onto her car. (ABC News)

Jane Swift

Jane Swift
Former Acting Governor of Massachusetts & Berkshire State Senator

Paul Cellucci

Paul Cellucci
Former Massachusetts Governor

William Floyd Weld

William Floyd Weld
$80 Million Trust Fund Former Governor of Massachusetts

Mike Dukakis

Mike Dukakis
Former Governor of Massachusetts

Mary E. Carey

Mary E. Carey
Amherst, Massachusetts, Journalist and Blogger

Caveman

Caveman
www.ongeicocaveman.blogspot.com

Peter G. Arlos

Peter G. Arlos
"The biggest challenge Pittsfield faces is putting its fiscal house in order. The problem is that doing so requires structural changes in local government, many of which I have advocated for years, but which officials do not have the will to implement. Fiscal responsibility requires more than shifting funds from one department to another. Raising taxes and fees and cutting services are not the answer. Structural changes in the way services are delivered and greater productivity are the answer, and without these changes the city's fiscal crisis will not be solved."

James M. Ruberto

James M. Ruberto
"Pittsfield's biggest challenge is to find common ground for a better future. The city is at a crossroads. On one hand, our quality of life is challenged. On the other hand, some important building blocks are in place that could be a strong foundation for our community. Pittsfield needs to unite for the good of its future. The city needs an experienced businessman and a consensus builder who will invite the people to hold him accountable."

Matt Kerwood

Matt Kerwood
Pittsfield's Councilor-At-Large. Go to: extras.berkshireeagle.com/NeBe/profiles/12.htm

Gerald M. Lee

Gerald M. Lee
Pittsfield's City Council Prez. Top-down governance of the first order!

Mary Carey

Mary Carey
Mary with student

Boston Red Sox

Boston Red Sox
Jonathan Papelbon celebrates with Jason Varitek

Free Bernard Baran!

Free Bernard Baran!
www.freebaran.org

Political Intelligence

Political Intelligence
Capitol Hill

Sherwood Guernsey II

Sherwood Guernsey II
Wealthy Williamstown Political Activist & Pittsfield Attorney

Mary Carey 2

Mary Carey 2
California Pol & porn star

Pittsfield's Good Old Boy Network - Political Machine!

Pittsfield's Good Old Boy Network - Political Machine!
Andy "Luciforo" swears in Jimmy Ruberto for the returning Mayor's 3rd term

Berkshire Grown

Berkshire Grown
www.berkshiregrown.org

Rambo

Rambo

The Mount was built in 1902 & was home to Edith Wharton (1862-1937) from 1903 to 1908.

The Mount was built in 1902 & was home to Edith Wharton (1862-1937) from 1903 to 1908.
The Mount, the historic home in Lenox of famed American novelist Edith Wharton, is facing foreclosure.