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Re: “Johnstown progressives are sick of national media painting them solely as Trump Country

This is great work. I hope that Ryan Deto or some other intrepid CP reporter will do a follow up into the wilds of places like Cranberry to interview Trump voters there. I would read that with delight.

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Posted by Jody DiPerna on 11/15/2017 at 7:56 AM

Re: “Johnstown progressives are sick of national media painting them solely as Trump Country

I grew up in Johnstown but haven't lived there since leaving in 1985 for better job opportunities elsewhere. The Politico story has stirred up a lot of commentary from current Johnstowners and among my fellow ex-pats, for sure. I've always known that the city isn't completely populated by bigots yearning for the past, but am very glad to see them speaking out now.

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Posted by Michele on 11/14/2017 at 2:53 PM

Re: “Johnstown progressives are sick of national media painting them solely as Trump Country

Happy to see these responses. The attitudes displayed in the article, AND the apparent inability to accept change of any size, shape, flavor, would lead the rest of the aware world to write off Johnstown. They're hateful and stubborn? OK, then, be that way, and buh-bye.
But if those voices are truly not representative, speak up and speak out. America is NOT a White Christian country, and neither coal nor buggy whips are coming back to fuel an economic engine.

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Posted by JB22 on 11/12/2017 at 10:12 AM

Re: “Johnstown progressives are sick of national media painting them solely as Trump Country

As one who grew up in Johnstwn I was sickened at the notice that we, African Americans, do not work. These are the same people who worked with my father, brothrrs in the steel. I am sick and tired of reading stories by racists. It should stop. Steel mills are not coig back. They support Trump no matter because he is the Chief RACIST in the Whie Housr.

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Posted by gwendolyn hemphill on 11/11/2017 at 11:11 AM

Re: “Johnstown progressives are sick of national media painting them solely as Trump Country

Speaking for my self only, knowing a few people in the article, I am embarrassed for our area. Unfortunately he took a small sample from our area and made them our voice.
In his first article, he found these people outside the rally. And as we all know, they tend to be VERY vocal.
The follow up has the area talking. Which, to me is a good thing. We need to speak louder than our racist counterparts in this area.
I am as much to fault as many. I tend to speak my mind,in small circles, not wanting to make waves. But, it is time to flood Johnstown again. This time with our outrage. Our community is better, smarter more rounded, more grounded than the persons he choose for his article.
We, collectively are not as narrrow minded as the sample he pulled.

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Posted by Lori Tatarko on 11/11/2017 at 8:44 AM

Re: “Pittsburgh becomes first U.S. city with year-round UPS bike-delivery route

As a retired UPS employee if you bring this to Chester County PA Let talk about putting this concept into a three wheel M/C. Ronald P Scott

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Posted by Ronald P. Scott on 11/10/2017 at 7:59 PM

Re: “Some of Pittsburgh’s Republican suburbs are turning blue

We in suburban Pittsburgh and all over the country have become much more politically active and aware. Toomey and Murphy have totally abandoned us in their pursuit of Republican Draconian policy. Thank God we're done with Murphy. The blue wave will continue. The Orange Moron has embarrassed us and taken us back to the 1900s. We will not go back!!! #PERSIST #RESIST

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Posted by pat gerrero on 11/10/2017 at 7:40 PM

Re: “Some of Pittsburgh’s Republican suburbs are turning blue

Democrat Allyson Minton won a seat on the North Allegheny school board. It is believed that she is the first to do so.

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Posted by Michael Pasternak on 11/09/2017 at 7:17 PM

Re: “Pittsburgh becomes first U.S. city with year-round UPS bike-delivery route

Gregg, the article states that would only be used downtown so the hills aren't going to be a significant issue. While there may be some issues with snow on occasion they'll have regular delivery trucks as back up.

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Posted by Chris Rapier on 11/09/2017 at 11:46 AM

Re: “Port Authority light-rail now has real-time tracking

Nonsense article about a waste of taxpayer money.

Posted by Breitfart on 11/09/2017 at 11:06 AM
Posted by Breitfart on 11/09/2017 at 11:04 AM

Re: “Pittsburgh becomes first U.S. city with year-round UPS bike-delivery route

How will this work in Pittsburgh in the winter time with the snow and ice and all the hills? lol

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Posted by Gregg Michael on 11/09/2017 at 10:45 AM

Re: “Karl Marx biographers speak here Wednesday

Marx was a type of Satanist before he was the communist we all know and some love. Read Richard Wurmbrand's "Marx and Satan" (RW had an interesting connection to Marxism; he was tortured in a Soviet bloc prison for 14 years because he chose to believe and preach Jesus). He (KM) had no love for the proletariat; instead, by peeking into his earlier writings, one can see that he despised all mankind and only sought the best way to deceive them into ruining themselves and their culture. To borrow his phrase, "Marxism is the opiate of the masses." Only those who are wide-awake aren't lulled into its deceptively seductive call for "equality". As Orwell wrote in Animal Farm, "All animals are equal; some are more equal."

Posted by herdzcatz on 11/08/2017 at 1:45 PM

Re: “Decoding state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe’s far-right messaging targeting Pittsburgh City Paper

Pennsylvanians could rid themselves of public officials who prefer to fight the public if the Commonwealth could be persuaded to scrap the electronic election fraud systems and count actual ballots in full view.

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Posted by Wry Grin on 11/06/2017 at 12:03 PM

Re: “A brief and subjective guide to the best spots in Allegheny Cemetery

We are running this route in our marathon training in honor of all Saints day. Thank you for the article and sites.

Posted by pixiepghrunner on 11/01/2017 at 12:01 PM

Re: “One last night at the Bloomfield Bridge Tavern

First national act to play the BBT was in 1992, a show I did for San Francisco band Mudwimin. Couldn't find that, but here is a listing shortly after that for my King Kong show in 1993. https://carnegielibraryofpittsburgh.newspa… Pretty much hosted national touring act there every Thursday for almost five years until 1997. Good job, Shanley!

Posted by Manny Theiner on 10/29/2017 at 2:44 PM

Re: “U.S. Rep. Keith Rothfus is the reason it will be harder to take on big banks

As a constituent of his district, PA12, I suggest to Rep. Rothfus that taking away the rights of individuals is no way to govern. He was also one of 16 Representative who voted against disaster relief assistance to TX, FL and PR. He needs to be unseated in 2018.

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Posted by pm2n62 on 10/29/2017 at 8:33 AM

Re: “One last night at the Bloomfield Bridge Tavern

Good Riddance, time for a mixed use building within a Starbucks.

Posted by Ben Foster on 10/28/2017 at 2:43 AM

Re: “Recently posted racist video targets Pittsburgh comedian and ‘Drinking Partners’ podcast host Day Bracey

Where is the outrage?

There is none, because no one cares about puffed up liberal nonsense anymore. Hudak sounds like an garden variety idiot, who'd go away if you ignored him.

How about that cafe's punch card though? Do you think the outrage would ever stop if you "punched out" Hillary or Obama?

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Posted by Blahblah on 10/27/2017 at 1:57 PM

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