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Re: “Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission increasing tolls and adding lanes, but does it need to?

So, an increase from two lanes to three may actually increase throughput of the road. Going *past* three, like Houston's ninehundredandfourtyeven lane road is admittedly insanity, but three? Yeah, that actually does speed up the trip to Philly and/or DC.

That said, things like the Mon-Fayette Expressway still seem like lunacy; connecting Monroeville to Morgantown at the cost of many billions costs more than tolls could ever, ever, ever recoup. It's such an empty highway they filmed a movie on it without anyone really noticing.

Posted by talldean on 01/11/2019 at 12:48 PM

Re: “Avenue B

Dinner here is pretty awesome, actually.

Lunch, unfortunately, keeps having enough little old ladies wearing walls of perfume that it's stomach churning. I'm not sure where they buy the stuff, but lord, ladies, have some mercy on those of us who can still smell!

Posted by talldean on 05/14/2010 at 4:03 PM

Re: “Selling Pittsburgh Short

I just don't quite understand leasing something - very, very longterm - to make money off of it.

If it's profitable to do, why aren't we, you know, already making a profit? It seems Ravenstahl is selling us up the river ten years from now in order to balance his budget now, but sweeping the cash flow problem under the rug usually seems to make it come back twice as bad next time...

Posted by talldean on 05/14/2010 at 4:01 PM

Re: “'Steelers Way' Off

The Rooney's problem with Roethlisberger is pretty straightforward; they spent enough money on him that the franchise is now built around him.

He still has six years left in his contract, and last year, he was the highest paid player in the entire league. No other team can afford to take him, and we can't afford to dump him without getting a lot of cash in return.

I'd like to think it's not all about the winning. Then again, no matter the financial loss, I'd like to see them fire the guy. He's an embarrassment to the team, the owners, and our city.

Posted by talldean on 05/14/2010 at 3:58 PM

Re: “Warning Trend

Ah, "gun-grabber" implies someone who's strong *for* gun control; you might have got that one backwards. :-)

Posted by talldean on 07/27/2009 at 12:39 PM

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