Dan Sullivan 
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Re: “PETA marks World Water Day with demonstration in Downtown Pittsburgh

I don't know who "Pittsburgh Dad" is, but I would tell them to get over themselves. Actually solving problems is hard, but it can get results. Protesting is easy, but it's mostly just narcissistic attention-seeking that solves nothing.

Posted by Dan Sullivan on 03/24/2017 at 1:38 PM

Re: “PETA marks World Water Day with demonstration in Downtown Pittsburgh

I don't know who Pittsburgh Dad is, but I would tell them to get over themselves. Solving problems is hard work. Protesting is usually just lazy narcissism pretending to solve problems.

Posted by Dan Sullivan on 03/24/2017 at 11:02 AM

Re: “PETA marks World Water Day with demonstration in Downtown Pittsburgh

"Using the naked female form in campaigns is nothing new for PETA. The organization has been criticized for sexualizing women in its campaigns before."

It's always good to see the PC Police turning on each other. No wonder the left is imploding.

Posted by Dan Sullivan on 03/23/2017 at 10:09 PM

Re: “Constituents and advocates protest anti-immigration stances of Pittsburgh-area state reps

The reality is that we have to fear Muslim immigrants because they hate us, and they hate us because we have killed so many of their friends and relatives in our effort to dominate their countries.

In making this a partisan issue, people on the left forget that Hillary Clinton had not only been the chief war hawk in the Obama administration, but had been the chief water-carrier to get Democrats behind GW Bush's invasion of Iraq.

The refugee crisis is but one part of the US Imperialism crisis, and the Democratic Party has to stop nominating imperialists for high office. As bad as the Republicans are on this issue, at least their immigration policy is consistent with their imperialism.

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Posted by Dan Sullivan on 03/14/2017 at 10:33 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: “Studies show bike lanes can reduce congestion, contrary to Pittsburgh residents' criticism

Bike lanes create hazards. The most dangerous bike lane of all is the downhill lane on Liberty Avenue. Cyclists can easily maintain the 35 mph speed limit going down that hill, and the bike lane puts them squarely in the door zone. 35 mph is about how fast you would be going if you fell off a three-story building, and hitting a just-opened door at that speed can be deadly.

What's worse, if you swerve to miss the door and it hits your right handlebar, it will throw you under the wheels of cars in the traffic lane.

Other bike lanes are dangerous as well. The bike lane on East Liberty Boulevard has intersections where cars turn right from the left lane across the paths of bikes going straight in the right lane.

Beyond that, bicycles are more visible when they are in the traffic lane than when they are off to the right. They are more visible to cars crossing from the left and from the right, as well as oncoming cars wanting to turn left and even cars overtaking from behind.

If you are in the traffic lane, you can always slide over when it is safe to let cars pass. But when you are off to the right on a bike lane, your only maneuver option is to the left, into traffic. You are more vulnerable to pedestrians stepping out from between cars, to car doors, and even to debris, which tends to accumulate in bike lanes. All this is explained in the "Street Smarts" section of the PennDOT Bicycle Drivers Manual.

Bike lane advocacy is based on people wanting to look like they are helping cyclists, but they are really endangering us.

The only major cycling organization that really understands what safe cycling is all about is Cycling Savvy. They teach courses on bicycle safety, and people who take their courses understand just how dangerous bike lanes can be.

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Posted by Dan Sullivan on 01/09/2017 at 9:15 PM

Re: “While the spirit of the message may be there, the #Never movement is maddeningly misused on incumbents

I find myself having to choose between a fairly honest and ethical right-wing extremist and a corrupt corporate hack from the Rendell/Clinton machine.

If only the DFC hadn't inappropriately spent money attacking Sestak in the primary, I wouldn't be facing this choice. I used to be a fundraiser for the DFC, and they told everyone the money would be used against Republicans in key races.

The National Democratic Party has become a den of thieves. I don't know if I can vote for Toomey, but I absolutely can't vote for that fracker McGinty.

#NeverMcGinty

Posted by Dan Sullivan on 08/27/2016 at 3:07 PM

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