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Re: “Pittsburgh Left: It’s a sad day when the U.S. becomes a country that people have to flee

This "newspaper" gets more racist and embarrassingly bad by the week. I hope the author can take a break from virtue signalling and learn what the term "illegal" means.

Posted by American Citizen on 02/22/2017 at 1:18 PM

Re: “U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy cancels Pittsburgh event to dodge his constituents

Perhaps this needs to be posted in mainstream media outlets. Perhaps Twitter, as so many politicians seem to read the tweets. TV, radio, etc. It might be worth it to raise the stakes a little, emphasizing that it is not a protest, however his avoidance tactics could precipitate increased anger, frustration and principally protests. I guess I thought he tended to be somewhat more accessible. Good luck. Your questions deserve answers or at the very least, a discussion.

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Posted by Jan Harris on 02/22/2017 at 9:48 AM

Re: “U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy cancels Pittsburgh event to dodge his constituents

Mr. Deto, you are sadly in need of an editor. Is Charlie asleep at the wheel again?

Posted by Fortitude412 on 02/21/2017 at 11:50 PM

Re: “Wigle Whiskey starting crowdfund to create a new whiskey museum in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh's problem is that as a city it has plenty to offer but very little of it is centrally located. Everything is scattered and isolated where transportation is an issue for the majority of tourists and visitors who have no way of getting to those places. Keep these museums near each other in a centrally located area near Downtown.

Posted by Eddie Liker on 02/20/2017 at 1:52 AM

Re: “Wigle Whiskey starting crowdfund to create a new whiskey museum in Pittsburgh

If Pittsburgh is smart and wants to take full advantage of what WAM and the soon to be Brew Museum have to offer both locals and tourists then let me suggest this.

The STRIP DISTRICT!!!!

I am not sure who owns the land between the Hampton Inn and the long terminal building but across from the Homewood Suites on Smallman Street you have those open parking lots which I don't believe are being utilized.

You can build both WAM and the Brew Museum next to each other near the Heinz History Center. You'd have 3 museums nearest each other within walking distance to Downtown. Easy for tourists to get to. Instead of building somewhere in Lawrenceville, or Troy Hill which is outside of Downtown and has no mode of transportation for people to travel with.

Posted by Eddie Liker on 02/20/2017 at 1:41 AM

Re: “An undocumented immigrant has spent his time in Pittsburgh serving this community. As he faces deportation, it’s time to return the favor.

"He has been an open advocate for better services for Latino children in the city schools??" So it's not enough that non-taxpaying illegals are sending their kids to our schools, now they think they are entitled to better services?? I have so had it with the entitlement attitude of illegal aliens!! They don't get that they are already criminals because of being here illegally. Like how they just drive anyway despite the fact that they can't get drivers licenses. As for being separated from his family - guess what? There are thousands of families who are separated from their loved ones because their loved one broke the law. But since his only "crime" is being here illegally, he and his family seem to think that they deserve some kind of special treatment. They want to live here, but don't want to follow our laws nor suffer the consequenses of not following them. Or even go about the process of living here legally. Can't have your cake and eat it too!

Posted by citizenkane on 02/19/2017 at 9:23 PM

Re: “Attorney says Pittsburgh activist/undocumented immigrant Martín Esquivel-Hernandez has been deported

And, noticing the signs posted above for "Immigration Rights," what does that have to do with illegal aliens? It seems anymore that every time an illegal immigrant is held in detention or is deported, the "immigration rights" protesters come out. It is not immigrants that people have a problem with. It's the ILLEGAL immigrants that is the issue. Immigrants and illegal immigrants are two completely different things. It's like something bad happens to apples and then people start protesting in favor of oranges, when the oranges aren't even the problem.

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Posted by citizenkane on 02/19/2017 at 7:42 PM

Re: “Attorney says Pittsburgh activist/undocumented immigrant Martín Esquivel-Hernandez has been deported

1. This isn't about ICE "not caring." They are simply people doing their jobs and following the law. Laws that existed long before Trump became president, but unfortunately not enforced by any of the previous presidents in recent memory.
2. Someone who has illegally entered the country and was deported four times has pretty much eliminated any chance of having a "path to citizenship." Maybe all of this time and energy being used to keep him here could have been better spent by trying to become legal in the first place when he entered the first time.
3. To expand on what Steve said above, driving without a license and without insurance is against the law. This guy is not the innocent angel that others are making him out to be. Being here in the first place is illegal. On top of that, he and his kids are mooching off of the public school system by not paying taxes. How is that fair to those of us who do pay school taxes??
4. I'm sure that his deportation is a hardship to his family. But guess what? There are thousands of families in the US who are experiencing hardships because a loved one who broke the law is in prison. At least his family has the option to join him in Mexico if they are missing him. US families of incarcerated loved ones don't even get that.
5. And I find it hard to be sympathetic to illegal aliens who possess these attitudes of entitlement. They want to live here, but feel that they are exempt from following are laws as well as dealing with the consequences for breaking laws. Can't have your cake and eat it too!

Posted by citizenkane on 02/19/2017 at 7:37 PM

Re: “Original Junior Holt, Brian "1,000 Volt" Holt & Bamm Holt

Holt Legacy coming through your town with total niceness from all angles..Just come out and see for yourself..Boom Bam

Posted by OriginalJunior Holt on 02/18/2017 at 12:44 PM

Re: “Original Junior Holt, Brian "1,000 Volt" Holt & Bamm Holt

Going to be a Bashment thing..Total niceness..

Posted by OriginalJunior Holt on 02/18/2017 at 12:43 PM

Re: “A small gallery showcases an intriguing array of African-American artists, many self-taught.

Sojourner Art Gallery Pittsburgh
www.sojourner-gallery.com

Posted by Charles Williams on 02/18/2017 at 12:32 PM

Re: “Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey holds telephone town hall

Thank you City Paper for reporting on this. This is so important. If our elected officials don't listen to us , who will? I've been calling them all. Toomey is the only one that you can't get a hold of. He won't even do an interview with the media without out scurrying away. This is unacceptable. Pennsylvania needs to hold him accountable and we need more reporting like this article before we will ever see a change.

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Posted by claugh on 02/18/2017 at 8:38 AM

Re: “Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey holds telephone town hall

I'm glad he finally did at least *something* to respond to the rightfully-enraged voters of this state, but 90 minutes' notice of an event is not enough.

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Posted by wendyannh on 02/17/2017 at 9:42 PM

Re: “Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey holds telephone town hall

I was an education major in the early '70s, before the Department of Education was created, and I know quite a few teachers whose career spanned the transition from local control to state and federal control. I can say with confidence that the state and Federal DoEs have been a disaster for the quality of education.

School boards used to be accountable directly to the parents. Now they are accountable to distant politicians who have too many things on their plates, and to bureaucrats who are dominated by educational interest groups rather than by people who represent the students.

To those who blame teacher's unions, I want to note that the American Federation of Teachers has always avoided trying to tell public officials how to run schools as long as the teachers they represented were treated fairly. It's the National Education Association that has meddled destructively with our schools.

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Posted by Dan Sullivan on 02/17/2017 at 9:13 PM

Re: “Pittsburgh immigrants walk out of work, school to march in Beechview

"Reality": First off, Europeans did not "assimilate" when they came to America; they decimated native peoples, stole their land, and imposed their own languages and traditions. Second, I don't know why you feel threatened by change, but know that many of us do NOT feel the way that you do. I, for one, will be proud if Pittsburgh - and the country as a whole - can continue to grow and to embrace different kinds of people. Your narrow-mindedness and fear will not win.

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Posted by Emily S. on 02/17/2017 at 11:30 AM

Re: “Pittsburgh immigrants walk out of work, school to march in Beechview

The difference is Europeans assimilated they didn't insist on America speaking their language and changing for them. The problem going on all around the world is immigrants want the countrys they move to to change foe them! When you move to another country you assimilate to that country that's the problem! Pittsburgh is a melting pot but that worked because people embraced being American not forcing their countries on America!

The best part is unless I wasn't going through local articles no one was talking about this strike!

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Posted by Reality on 02/17/2017 at 8:34 AM

Re: “Three Pittsburgh psychics make predictions for 2016

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Posted by Margret on 02/16/2017 at 9:30 PM

Re: “Wylie Holdings has cashed in on Lawrenceville’s revitalization, but is it being a good neighbor?

This article is the definition of #fakenews.

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Posted by pghre on 02/16/2017 at 5:58 PM

Re: “Wylie Holdings has cashed in on Lawrenceville’s revitalization, but is it being a good neighbor?

This article is a new low for the city paper. You are attacking Wylie for revitalizing a distressed neighborhood. Do you realize how bad things had to be for a property to be sold for $1000???? I am so glad that Wylie brought their talents and vision to this neighborhood. Seems to me that Wylie is not the only business to benefit from this boom in Lawrenceville. Amoral? This is textbook real estate 101. Perhaps the author should sit in on a business course some day and learn the real definition of "Land Speculation."

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Posted by BD330 on 02/16/2017 at 4:29 PM

Re: “Wylie Holdings has cashed in on Lawrenceville’s revitalization, but is it being a good neighbor?

If I was looking to rent in Lawrenceville and read this article - I would absolutly not rent from them. If the goal of this article was to be destructive to their reputation you succeeded.

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Posted by humm..... on 02/16/2017 at 3:55 PM

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