Month: April 2008

Nothing Cures Your Hangover Like a Little Sour Kraut

Let’s go straight to the kielbasa: Is it ok for Sour Kraut to point to Pot Luck? I’m linking yinz over to Null Space, where Chris has unearthed two interesting perspectives on how Pittsburgh is doing. Whine as we like to in the city, apparently Detroit (Detroit Free Press) and…

Good Comet Comment

Bram Reichbaum is getting a lot of credit for unearthing the connection between Pat Ford and Lamar executives. For the most part though, I’m not that impressed. He was sent an email by one of his readers with the information in it. If it were sent to this blog, it…

Damnit Sean Lee

There has been SOOO much bad news out of the Penn State Football Program this year. The Black Shoes Diary is even considered giving up off season blogging. I can’t blame him. Let me describe to you just how PSU killed my night. I had gone down to Primanti’s on…

Pittsburgh Voter Guide in the PG

One of the things I hope to accomplish by having this blog is to attract and engage readers who don’t read every article in every paper in the burgh. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy debating fellow newsies and hopefully doing my part to elevate that debate… But I also…

Thursday Kraut Salad

I’m flying home tonight for good (or at least a couple weeks)! I have been on the road monday–thursday every week so far this year and I will finally get a chance to spend the week at home next week. Will that mean more blogging? less? Guess we’ll just have…

A Little Sour Kraut to Get You Through Your Wednesday

I had to be at work at 7am this morning so I could meet with a couple German guys. In their honor I present, Sour Kraut (if you’re new to the blog that’s what I call posts that are a collection of links/comments): The Washington Post ran a story on…

Definitely a Wordsmith and Occasionally a Madman

From Teacher. Wordsmith. Madman: DISASSOCIATED FROM EVERYTHING and nothing. More required reading from Christopher Hitchens. Every last word of it. It seems all the more necessary and instructive today, when we read in the New York Times that 62-year-old men are being swayed in matters of great social and political…

The Free Loading Burbs

First off, the latest news and valuable opinions on the merger: Post-Gazette Article on “the Plan” of Ravenstahl and Onorato Analysis of the “the Plan” from the P-G While I still haven’t figured out the logistics of the city/county merger I am willing to weigh in on one issue right…

Solid Post on the City/County Merger

Bram gives a good review here.The actual report is here.A good DeSantis article talking about the possibilities is here. I’m a little short on time to write my opinion, I’m also a little short on opinion. I haven’t quite wrapped my head around how this is supposed to work. I,…

Thursday's Goodies

This post is going to be a sour kraut one, but you’re going to get a healthy dose of opinions. First, the politics. Today is shaping up like quite the interesting day: City Council yesterday, decided not to cut there own budget. There’s a surprise. They actually did the responsible…