i luv the trib
here in da 'burgh, we have two major newspapers. there's the post-gazette, which is the dominant paper by a longshot, and is similar to the new york times, or cnn. it's also the paper i read the most, because we get it delivered to work (i call it balance). then there's the pittsburgh tribune review, which is fairly new. it's an outgrowth of the greensburg trib (a much smaller city nearby), which expanded into the city after the pittsburgh press folded. it's our version of the new york post, or fox news. in fact, it's owned by someone that ownes a bunch of other right wing media stuff, or so i understand.

their sports reporting isn't the best, and the post-gazette has better comics, but stuff like this is why i love the trib.

sadly enough, i found that link at ace's, despite it being a hometown newspaper.

and even better, te-ray-zah's spokespeople call the trib a "right wing rag". she called some folks "unamerican", and just a few minutes later denied saying it when pressed by a reporter from the trib. and when she found out who the guy works for, she said "'Of course, understandable. You said something I didnt say. Now Shove it!".
nevermind that she did say it just a couple of minutes ago, and the reporter (i thought) was extremely reasonable; you call her to the carpet, and you can "shove it".

this video from wtae has it all (click on "scott baker's report on the exchange"), if you have a spare couple of minutes it's a definate must-watch.


howdy, thanks for stopping by. what you're looking at is the intermittent ramblings of an iraqi vet, college student, goth-poseur, comic book reading, cheesy horror loving, punk listening, right-leaning, tech-obsessed, poorly typing, proudly self-proclaimed geek. occasionally, probably due to these odd combinations, i like to think i have some interesting things to say; this is where they wind up.

"I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us...We need the books that affect us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside of us.

ace o spades hq
bargain-basement allahpundit
a small victory
army of mom
babalu blog
beautiful atrocities
being american in t o
belmont club
blame bush!
castle argghhh!
citizen smash
the command post
common sense runs wild
curmudgeonly & skeptical, r
curmudgeonly & skeptical, pg-13
dean's world
drill sergeant rob
exit zero
enjoy every sandwich
feisty repartee
fistful of fortnights
free will
four right wing wacos
ghost of a flea
half the sins of mankind
the hatemonger's quarterly
hog on ice
house of plum
id's cage
ilyka damen
incoherant ramblings
in dc journal
the jawa report
knowledge is power
lileks bleat
the llama butchers
memento moron
the mudville gazette
naked villainy
nerf-coated world
those damned pajama people
professor chaos
professor shade
the protocols of the yuppies of zion
protein wisdom
the queen of all evil
seven inches of sense
shinobi, who is a f'n numbers ninja, yo
tall dark and mathteriouth
the nose on your face
the thearapist
this is class warfare
texas best grok
tim worstall
way off bass

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