Month: March 2008

RMS Fair and Balanced

On March 24th Senator Clinton met with Pittsburgh Trib Reporters and the owner of the Trib, the “fair and balanced” Richard Mellon Scaife. In case that sentence doesn’t sound absurd to you… Scaife (through several alias organizations) funded the dredging up of whitewater during Bill’s presidency. The story doesn’t end…

Obama at PSU

Barack Obama spoke at PSU in front of 22,000! 22,000!!! That’s awesome, a solid showing for my Alma Mater. I missed him by a week, I’ll be up there next weekend for a Third Eye Blind concert (I know, I didn’t think they would still be around either) and some…

Sunday Sour Kraut

Before I could get dressed for church I had to do some house cleaning around the Internet. Among the great many stories I found interesting enough to pass on, but not interesting enough to write about: Joe Paterno decided not to greet President Clinton when he was at Penn State….

Friday Sour Kraut

I think I ranted for long enough yesterday, today you’ll have to settle for tidbits that I’ve found: There’s a new downtown market. I think this is a VERY good thing for the city. Downtown needs some residents. Chris Briem gives us another good reason to never just scan the…

The Arena, The Hill and The City

So there’s an article in CP, hopefully the author won’t mind me paraphrasing his point thusly… The negotiations on a CBA aren’t going well. It appears that most of the points of contention are around arena jobs for Hill residents and the size of a “Hill Development Fund” to be…

Crickets

I hear crickets in the Pittsburgh Blog World this morning… I think everybody broke their keyboard responding to the Vehicular War of 2008. The only thing I see worth noting, Zach Duke had his last start of the spring. Finishing with an ERA of 3.4. “I’m determined not to be…

Fight part 2

It appears I posted a little early, details of the fight were still shaking out… Rather then be the 5th person to recount the same news stories, I’ll point you to the other blogs and their tales of heroes and demons, men and boys (and other things, as the mayor’s…

FIGHT!

I’m not going to try rehash the whole argument here, but here’s the 10 second time line as I understand it: City Council was set to review a proposal to limit the number of “take home” vehicles available for city officials from 59 to 29, as dictated by the Act…

Pittsburgh's Problems According to Jim

So, it took a couple days for it to trickle through the blogosphere to me, but I have now read and pondered, Jim Marczak’s Opinion 250. I work in IT and can tell you for sure that there’s a lot of room for competent foreigners in the industry (and probably…

In Case You Didn't Notice…

Touchdown!!! I’m not normally a hockey fan until the playoffs start (literally better then half the teams make the playoffs, so why bother with a regular season?). This year is an exception though, the Pens are not just good, they’re fun to watch. Seriously, even if your not a sports…