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Archive for December 2007
This announcement reads like a parody of lefty self-flagellation: The Times Adds an Op-Ed Columnist Echoing this thing, it’s pretty tough to argue that rightist media is more self-critical when you examine this dealie: you have a commentator dude who’s not only kept up his unflinching pro-war thing even as the rationale looks worse and […]
For a note on just why this stuff matters, you can read this paper, particularly the last paragraph.
Pakistan really can’t catch a break. If you were Musharraf, would you go ahead with January’s elections knowing that everything is in even more turmoil than before, or would you risk the nation getting even more pissed after another suspension of democracy? (Or here, “democracy”, considering that independent media had been banned from election coverage.) […]
The Post-Gazette wrote that another fan tied his memorial rites in with the Steelers, this time by having the Steelers logo carved into his gravestone and having his wife bring his ashes to the game on Sunday. This story was kind of bittersweet, in that he died having never fulfilled his wish to go to […]
This one goes out to my senior-year apartment crew. I was once discussing political philosophy with my dad, and we both agreed that under ideal theoretical conditions, a socialist utopia could be pretty cool: from abilities according to needs and all that lot. (Before someone from the future reads that and declares me a godless […]
If you had to set Pittsburgh to music, I always imagine the soundtrack to be early-era Van Halen. (Think Van Halen and 1984.) Particularly “Cradle Will Rock” and “Runnin’ With the Devil”. This is almost solely attributable to WDVE.
I’ve noticed lately that I write much more clearly when responding to something than I do when initiating the discussion myself. Am I alone in this? Perhaps it’s time for more self-debating on the site. Duality of Pat, here we come.
It seems that Kennywood Park — Pittsburgh icon and the scene of such Pat Stack childhood highlights as the Jackrabbit Double-Dip and the time that I puked after getting riding the Pirate Ship — has been sold to the Spanish amusement-park company Parques Reunidos. This is after more than 100 years of being owned by […]
I just saw this today: http://www.cyberjournalist.net/fox-news-for-iphone/ Fox News and Apple? That one just strikes me as a really unlikely pairing. But maybe Apple devotees have become so contrarian-cool that they’ve abandoned the leftist political views of the urban traditional-cool and embraced right-wing viewpoints as a sarcastic collective paean to right-wing America.