Tag: Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Fights Panhandling and Supports Culture

I was already excited about this news story. "A proposal to severely restrict panhandling in the City of Pittsburgh was introduced in City Council today." Pittsburgh’s professional panhandlers drive me nuts and I’d like to see the practice banned altogether. Before you call me heartless and unsympathetic, come to Oakland sometime and witness these phonies …

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Keeping an Eye on Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania Government

Readers in my state and/or city might find these interesting: Open Pittsburgh The current crisis in Pittsburgh didn’t happen overnight. It’s from more than a decade of bad policy and mismanagement by both the Mayor and City Council. As a result, City residents must now suffer and pay for something which was largely perpetrated behind …

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Howard the Dork*

Anybody interested in listening to a nutjob ranting and foaming at the mouth and embarrassing the party he chairs, head to Church Brew Works in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, July 19 from 5:30 to 7:30. WHAT: amusing spectacle WHO: Howard Dean WHERE: Church Brew Works, 3525 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15201 WHEN: Tuesday, July 19, 2005 …

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A Blog is Born!

After years of nagging, frequent Ales Rarus commenter John Thompson has finally created a blog of his own. “My name is John. I’m studying History and Physics at the University of Pittsburgh. So that’s where my tendency towards historical analysis and secular humanism come from. I’m a fairly loyal Democrat, but I am at the …

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Corned Beef and Curry

I just got back a little while ago from seeing a band play at Penn Brewery. They're called Corned Beef and Curry and they're a lot of fun. They play a mix of pop and rock covers and Irish folk tunes. A buddy of mine a coworker of one of the band members, Bob Banerjee. …

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