Month: July 2008

So What?

It’s satire people. In fact the intended TARGET of the satire is the people who have painted (in this case figuratively, not literally) Obama as a Muslim extremist and his wife as unpatriotic. The editor of the New Yorker attempts to explain that here. When I hear how unfair Obama…

THE Blog Roll

As I have mentioned before, I believe that one of the roles of this blog is to provide its readers with the “keys to the kingdom” in regards to finding and enjoying the GREAT Pittsburgh blogs. Towards that end, I am pleased to introduce the new blog roll on your…

Thank Goodness for CPR

The Carbolic Smoke Ball is back, in a new format.

Burghosphere Updates

I feel that one of the purposes of this blog is to keep an eye on the Burghosphere. It is with that goal in mind that I bring you this horrific news. The Carbolic Smoke Ball is gone after the passing of it pseudonymous author. This is a bigger blow…

Sorry

I was on vacation and didn’t post much last week. Mostly because of a week internet connection. Here are some of my less then post-worthy observations of a week gone by though: The Steelers aren’t going anywhere. I talked with a recruiter from Pittsburgh on Wednesday and he finished the…

Sour Kraut

Each of these (well most of them anyway) deserve their own post. However, I’m on vacation, so consider yourself lucky that you’re getting anything at all. Chris Briem has the numbers that show how Pittsburgh may be emerging from the rust belt, leaving Cleveland in Detroit behind. It’s a happy…

The Cost of Debating the Cost of a Lawyer

I’m a consultant, so, much like a lawyer, my time is billed hourly. I’m also responsible for planning, administering and pricing many of the projects I work on. So just for shits and giggles lets think about how much lawyergate is costing the tax payer. First the people involved: Each…