Friday, April 20, 2007

Drama at the ACDC

The headquarters of the Allegheny County Democratic Committee is investigating a former committee member / office holder / operative.

The departing party is said to have "mucked up the system," and the ACDC claims to have proof of this.

Legal department / law enforcement is getting involved. A detective, and/or perhaps a private investigator, has been engaged.

One Strong Candidate

Char, blogger-editor of the soon-to-be-linked Pittsburgh Pist-Gazette: One of America's Great Web Newbies.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Moving Forward, and Backward, Forward, Backward, Forwardbackwardforward YES!

The new slogan on the marquee of the Garden Theater:


According to Diana Nelson Jones, the city rejected at least 44 other ideas (if you take the literal interpretation of adding "dozens" to "another score") submitted by neighborhood residents and P-G readers, because none of them adequately marketed the property to potential investors.

In other words ... again with his name on stuff.

Comet readers wise in the ways of Photoshop are invited to superimpose Mayor Ravenstahl's image (if you can find one) onto a movie poster -- perhaps a "Garden style" movie. The winner will get to write a new subheading on the Comet title banner, unless we don't like your idea.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Women of Pittsburgh PLAY ULTIMATE

Ultimate Frisbee is a sport that resembles football and soccer, but is totally non-contact. It is one of the best things you can do for yourself, if you like getting in awesome shape, meeting cool people, and frolicking in the sun.

A Skills Clinic for women will be held this Saturday the 21st, and a beginner-friendly Women's League will commence the following week. Check out the thread on our bulletin-board hyeah, and let Jenny know you'll be attending.

Next comes the truly massive, legendary, co-ed Pittsburgh Summer Ultimate League!

Ultimate has been exploding in our region. The Pittsburgh Highschool Ultimate League features 36 teams from 22 different area schools, and administers its own scholarship for the best student-athletes who choose to attend college in the 'Burgh.

Meanwhile, the club level, Mens, Womens, and Masters teams have been breaking through UPA Sectionals and Regionals to make some noise at the National Championship tournament.

Get to know us a little better by eavesdropping on the following b-board threads:

Student seeks advice for recruiting new players.

Discussion about the movie "Who Killed the Electric Car?"
Ideas on celebrating our 25th Anniversary

Never Fear, the Comet's Here!

The P-G's Rich Lord asks the question "Do influential connections raise your chances at repaved roads?" In so asking, he calls out Public Works Director Guy Costa, Councilman Dan Deasy, Councilman Len Bodack, Councilwoman Darlene Harris, ACDC member Leah Kirkland, and ACDC member John Shields.

Councilman "William" Peduto suggests bringing back the computerized Pavement Management System that we ditched in 1999.

The TRIB's Jim Ritchie informs us of 267 layoffs at the Port Authority, which may be the first of many more, unless Harrisburg kicks it into gear:

"The Port Authority's action is unfortunate and underscores the need for immediate legislative action on a long-term solution to our transit funding crisis," said Rendell spokesman Charles Ardo.

Switching gears, TRIB science writer Allison M. Heinrichs tells us that the catfish of our three rivers are increasingly bereft of genitalia, likely due to birth-control and hormone-replacement drug pollution.

The P-G Editorial Board endorses incumbent County Councilwoman Brenda Frazer for her "quiet competence and dignified manner," eschewing Matt Arena as a worrisome "old-style" Democrat. Libertarian candidate Mark Rauterkus will not be pleased to hear this primary election described as "decisive."

And who can forget yesterday's whopping endorsement of challenger Patrick Dowd in the city's 7th Council District? The P-G describes its rejection of incumbent Len Bodack as a "no-brainer," no doubt before adjourning for an evening of tofu, the opera, and rooting for the Ottowa Senators.