Month: July 2008

Burghosphere All-Stars Come to The Blog

Two of the all-stars of the Burghoshpere, Judge Rufus Peckham and Mark Rauterkus left comments on my blog last night. Which made me EXTREMELY excited when I checked my inbox. Unfortunately, they both were disagreeing with posts. If you’re a regular reader then you doubtlessly noticed that I called out…

Worst Sports Center EVER

So I came back to the hotel after one of the more exhausting work days ever and flipped on the TV as I flipped open the laptop. What do I find out? Mark May thinks PITT is the surprising team this year, stupid Mark May. That Outside The Lines “Investigation”…

Sour Kraut

Several of these I had intended to do whole posts on… but as it turns out I have a (very) full-time job and it is not blogging. Pittsburgh’s Future and Pittsburgh Today are talking about the same thing, though the link hasn’t been made. Pittsburgh is in a bit of…

Obama Bashing

I hate to call out one of my favorite blogs in the burgh, the Carbolic Smoke Ball. However, I believe they went a step too far with this posting where the CSB “quotes” a German as saying, “‘I haven’t seen such charisma since . . . .’ He cut himself…

Thank You Casey Hampton

Casey missed weight and couldn’t run(PG). I’m not happy with Hampton, he showed up unready to work on the first day of camp. To me it’s the same as showing up at the office without sleeping and wearing yesterday’s clothes. Sure, you’re there, but you’re not ready to go. However,…

A Bad Mood

I’m in a bad mood and I’ll tell you why (because I’m a blogger and that’s what I do): City Council hasn’t done anything productive in months and it’s beginning to turn from aggrevating to sad. Everybody is down on Patrick Dowd and I had big hopes for the man….

Sour Kraut

Kraut two days in a row? Jon must be hard at work. Perhaps tomorrow I’ll have enough time for a real post. Who says Pensblog isn’t worth reading in the off season? NOT ME. The pic above is from here and is credited to one of their readers (Michael W)….

What You Missed – Sour Kraut

I didn’t blog on Friday, but it’s not going to be hard to bring you up to speed on the happenings of the last several days: Joe Paterno didn’t say anything new about quitting (instead using the same line Gene Collier remembers him using in 1978). City Council decided not…

Not so fast Pittsburgh

The state decided NOT to grant the city’s (namely city council’s) request to be removed from Act 47 protection. I could not agree more. Until people start acting like grown-ups around here and start addressing Pittsburgh’s big issues, I’m inclined to think we could use a few more babysitters. Among…

Sour Kraut

The burghosphere was especially delicious this morning: 2 Political Junkies has passed 1 MILLION hits!!! How awesome is that? By comparison, this blog should pass 1000 this week (granted it’s growing, but still…). Congratulations to Dayvoe and Maria. The Buccos are shopping their guys aggressively. As a fully qualified General…