Sunday, May 31, 2009

McNickle: "Come Clean for G-20"

Tribune Review editorial page editor Colin McNickle (right, off-camera left) thinks Pittsburgh is riding dirty.

Pittsburgh has been in state receivership since 2003. That's much like a Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization. (Trib, Colin McNickle)

Hmm. Really? That is certainly repeated often enough.

And then there's this myth of "green" technology as an engine of economic recovery. A Spanish study that liberal apologians for the faux stasis of statism just love to hate suggests just the opposite and quite dramatically. More jobs are lost than created. So compelling is the empirical evidence that even former President Bill Clinton has acknowledged green technology's dirty little secret. (ibid)

Whoa! Them is fighin' words!

How about using the G-20 gathering not so much as a public relations tool to sell Pittsburgh for what it is not but as a perhaps once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expose our post-steel warts and open a dialogue to seek real solutions from some of the top financial brains the globe has to offer? (ibid)

And what do we all think about that?

6 comments:

  1. TheDermatologistMay 31, 2009 at 3:00 PM

    How about using the G-20 gathering not so much as a public relations tool to sell Pittsburgh for what it is not but as a perhaps once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expose our post-steel warts?Why does it take a economic summit to expose our "post-steel warts?" They are already visible. Patrick Dowd pointed them out for all to see during his campaign.

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  2. "top financial brains the globe has to offer?"

    Given the way the economy has been going, how about we get the furries to come back and give us economic advice and let the finance ministers dress-up in rabbit costumes and yiff.

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  3. Warning: Don't google 'yiff' from the office.

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  4. Yiff is an onomatopoetic word that was originally coined in 1990 by Foxen[1] while roleplaying his fursona littlefox. It was originally a positive exclamation in Foxen's Foxish language, but the word has degenerated over time from its original meaning of "a cheerful greeting, an energetic 'yes!'" to an expression of sexual interest or activity (WikiFur)

    Nothing wrong with that. It's illustrative of what some folks think goes on at G20 Summits -- when you don't hold them in blue-collar steel towns.

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  5. The CSI episode where I learned the term made it seem creepier. Especially after they took the UV light to the dead guy's raccoon suit.

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  6. Yiff'n You Care...

    Show me a politicain that didn't want to be warm and fuzzy on election day..

    364 days a year, pure reptile...

    Election day..you want furry creatures in pocket...

    Yinz are all Yiff'ers...

    monk

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