Month: May 2008

If You See Anoyone in a Scarf, Shoot First and ask Questions Later

So the picture of Rachel Ray above was yanked from Dunkin Donut’s website because Michelle Malkin said she looks like a terrorist, causing people to complain. I quote Michelle because I have neither the time nor the energy to make this shit up, “Popularized by Yasser Arafat and a regular…

Shout Out

Woah, so the Pensblog guys threw a link to my site as part of this post. That caused traffic to increase more then slightly on this site. I guess plenty of people have found out how well those guys cover hockey! If you happen to have come in from that…

Protected

I’m not the first to post on the mayor having a body guard from the Pittsburgh PD and ANOTHER one from the Detroit PD. It was referenced by Luke’s Biggest Admirer, Mondessi’s House and PittGirl, but in case you missed it, he had two armed guards to protect him in…

Sour Kraut

I’m back, and back small. A measly three sour kraut links, that you’ve probably already seen. The blog is suffering from neglect as life (both professional and personal) has been a little crazy. I should be back in the rhythm later this week. Anyway, without further adieu… Great post from…

You've Got to Be Kidding Me

The Penguins want to put signs up (on their dime) showing star players and generally getting everybody excited about dancing with Lord Stanley. One little catch, the Mayor is afraid that City Council will accuse him of violating the billboard ban if he allows it. Sometimes it’s a wonder that…

Casino Funding Found

The Apollo Strategic Value Fund LP is apparently an investment fund that likes to gamble on gambling. They purchased Harrah’s in 2006 (a deal that closed in January). Closer to home they tried and failed to team with Forest City for a Station Square casino and then yesterday dumped 150…

Sour Kraut

Having spent as much time as I did looking in to the debt problem this morning it left little time for these equally worthy nuggets. So I provide them here in rapid succession, I think it’s a particularly juicy kraut: Chad Hermann still doesn’t get it. Not everyone who blogs…

LISTEN UP, ITS THE DEBT

I posted a comment on Mike Madison’s Pittsblog that I feel is worth restating in this space. The debt is an issue that many of us have been following for weeks, months or even years that appears in the last few days to have gained some steam. I firmly believe…

H-1Bs in the P-G

There has been an ongoing debate both here and in other blogs, particularly over in Cleveburgh about H1-B visas. Many people contend that there are countless foreign-born workers who are taking jobs from Americans, not because of qualifications, but because they will work for less. Sunday’s Post-Gazette has a story…

Merging School Districts

I’m aware of three very interesting, very heated debates around schools in Western PA. I’m sure there are many others, but the three I am aware of are; the merger of the Monaca and Center School Districts, the construction (or not) of a new Mt. Lebanon High School and the…