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"And we as an organization don't like to be brought into the political arena as pawns. That’s not what we’re about."
That's because the FOP prefers to go into the political arena as kings. But that shouldn't be what Pittsburgh's about.
I don't know if there is a more disgraced institution in the Pittsburgh area than the Pittsburgh police. Their endorsement should be poison to anyone who encounters it. Imagine if the Turnpike Commission endorsed someone.
Wheatley is polling at 8% and is partially (somewhat significantly) bankrolled by Chairman Ravenstahl, who is also running the campaign's most desperate and silly attack ads against Peduto. And he's part of Ravenstahl's Stadium Authority, and has toed the line on its exclusionary development practices. So you figure it out. Peduto actually has put forward more concrete proposals for addressing segregated opportunity in Pittsburgh than has Wheatley. That's one real reason Ravenstahl hates Peduto so much, that and the corruption allegations Wheatley has never bothered to make about this administration, scandal-plagued and stained though it has been.
I believe Pittsburgh is going to see a black Mayor in my lifetime, maybe soon, but in my opinion State Rep. Jake Wheatley does not remotely have the stuff.
I don't live/work near the Strip, but I have definitely seen her there on the weekdays I've had meetings in the area, and Saturdays/Sundays seem to be a staple. I think the sandwiches are $6 (cash only) and the tofu ones are just as good as the grilled meat ones. <3 If you want updates, follow Bar Marco on Facebook, as they often tell you when she's around since she's set up right outside.
been there 4 times and had a wonderful times with friends. the first time we tried an assortment of tapas and with each bit i wa like "oh my God" it was that good. the delicate fusuin of flafors were a treat indeed. I always let the handsome manager sugest a cocktail and i haven't been disappointed. An enjoyable relaxing 4 hours just breezes by. I tend to avoid crowds so i haven't gone on a weekend night when there's entertainment. I'll have to try that. when we went there was nice music in the background that wasn't so loud that you couldn't enjoy good conversation with your friends. the last time wejust met friends for a drink and the manager sugested Velozi's for dinner. He actually walked us over, procured us the best table for six and introduced us to the owner. what an evening of great company great coctails and great food.
Hell yeah! Nice work Rory!
From the "related story" linked above:
Fri., May 17 — Landmark
Macy's Downtown Pittsburgh hosts two days of festivities, including street-fair activities with carnival games, cooking demos and gift-card giveaways. It starts this morning with an appearance by Mr. McFeely of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Highlights Saturday include the afternoon street fair and an appearance by the Harlem Globetrotters. BO 9:45 a.m.-noon. Also noon-4 p.m. Sat., May 18. 400 Fifth Ave., Downtown. Free. 412-232-2000
Saigon subs spreading around the world :)
more details please! time of events? schedule? any cost? I might like to go but I don't know when. Is there a link for more info.?
why would this contractor make a donation to jack wagner's campaign if they have no relationship, as the campaign spokesman said? it makes no sense. i think rogers wants the gravy train that luke gave him to continue and is supporting luke's guy. i wonder how the wagner campaign got the employer wrong and listed the law firm of a person who said he didn't support the campaign. that seems a little fishy to me.
"And in a race where Peduto's camp has denounced attack ads financed by interests friendly to Wagner, is it hypocritical for Peduto to receive backing from an outside group financed by his backers?"
Aren't all candidates' funds from outside groups who back them? Can we make the comparison of what they say in their "phone banks" to the content of those negative ads? And does the PAC deny support for Peduto as Ravenstahl does of Wagner?
When is she typically there?
eek -- you are right, of course. He is alive. I'll amend the text. thanks for pointing it out!
I don't think Hayao Miyazaki is dead (you called him "the late")
I'm sold. Sara Wagner for mayor!
But seriously (no, seriously) my gut reaction was that, at least subconciously, this is an ad for the parents and grandparents as much as the young'uns--Sara's so darn proud of her old man that she's not afraid to say it publicly. And gosh darn it, dad's proud of her, too!
Her sandwiches are sooo tasty! Very glad she has returned - I look forward to many banh mi's this summer!
Bram, I really an not sure what you are arguing. If you have some analysis of the 2005 election I'd be glad to comment on it. But if you just comparing voter participation in 2005 to what is anticipated this year there are lots of issues with just comparing one percentage. For mayor there were more candidates in 2005 and more candidates (with pretty independent bases) will always drive up turnout. Older voters vote pretty consistently each election cycle so any variation in voter participation is going to be in younger voters. I actually believe there was some turnout bump in that election because of the 2-3 DOZEN court candidates that year. Judge races are not usually a draw, but many of those folks had niche support that came out for that race and many may not even have voted in the mayoral race. Given so many of them it adds up pretty fast. The demographic changes in the city since then are another matter. Today a larger proportion of the population in the city under 30 is made up of enrolled college students which generally vote less than non-students, but that is a topic unto itself.
Anyhows... You have probably seen this before since I have posted it a bunch of times in the past. Here is most of the major election returns for the city going back to 1999 or so. If you see any other relevant patterns feel free to use:
The preceding two comments is a perfect example of why many pick and choose only to listen to Democrats. Transgender is most definitely not "gay". I doubt bi individuals identify as gay either. And the I-know-better attitude on issues of others' self-identification isn't appropriate.
Chris, what's your explanation for 2005? Did John Kerry energize the young people in a way that carried over to the spring?
Misexplained that once sentence. D registration under age 35 in city of Pittsburgh looks to be down a bit over 5% over last 4 years.
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