Frickin Cool

So far so good on the no newspapers thing. Though I did sneak a glance at the post-gazette yesterday and noticed this interesting piece about just how screwed up politics are in my native Mt. Lebo. The hunt for better news and information through blogs registered one HUGE victory that…

Blogs Only

Lately I’ve been coming across more and more good blogs, particularly in Pittsburgh (which is what I care about most). With this in mind, I’m going to take a brave step. I’m going to give up newspapers for a few weeks and see how well I can survive on blogs…

Pittsburgh – The Story of an American City

I just found this book, though I’m sure more avid readers have been aware of it for a long time. There are several well thought out historical essays including one by David L. Lawrence himself. Additionally, there are a ton of really interesting pictures. Some of my favorite pictures… Page…

I'm back…

The last several times I started blogging, I was trying too hard. I had a grandiose vision of being this voice for improving Pittsburgh and for social and economic justice here. As it turns out, There is no need for that… Pittsburgh is blessed with some very skilled bloggers and…

Like Dial Up, But Slower

I promise to get back to the city council and SOON, but since my internet connection at the Philadelphia Airport Shack (Hilton) is so slow I would have been better off sending my Grandmother walking down the turnpike for my Post-Gazette, research was out of the question. In the mean…

Profile: Darlene Harris

So in profiling the city council representatives I decided to simply go in order. That means District 1’s Darlene Harris is up first. What an interesting lead off hitter she is too. I did a lot of scouring the Internet looking for stories about her that I could post that…

Wednesday Sour Kraut

Sorry it took me so long to post again. I’m impressed by all the bloggers that blog at the same time everyday, I apologize that I lack their diligence. You remember that guy in college that was always doing his semester long projects on the last day of the term?…

The Plumbing of City Council

Warning: My advanced political readers, probably don’t need this. However, since I’m hoping to be “breaking down the burgh” for anybody and everybody who wants to follow politics, I’m going to include it. Before I continue to break down the politicians that run the Burgh I (and maybe you too?)…

Pirates Fail to Acquire A-Rod and Jeter at Deadline

From the respectable, national news source, the Onion: PITTSBURGH—Despite a series of phone calls to Yankees general manager Brian Cashman made right up to Tuesday’s 4 p.m. trade deadline, Pirates GM Dave Littlefield was unable to secure the rights to surefire Hall of Famers Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter in…

Friday Sour Kraut

A few isolated stories, that I found interesting enough to pass along: It appears that there are some 100% viable and extremely likely to get elected candidates that finally made up their mind and decided to jump in to various political races in Pittsburgh. I’m all for having fringe candidates…