Monday, December 29, 2008

only in Pittsburgh

Just to have some fun, it's such a small town. I think I can connect some seemingly incongruous news of late.

So let's start with BP's proposal for a study of a rail line along the Allegheny Valley Rail Road line. Ignoring for now that I am not sure what $9K buys you when it comes to studying something like that. Anything meaningful would need a few more zeros for something like that, but no matter. Many folks have thrown out the idea of a new passenger rail line along the underused AVRR track over the years. The most recent person I heard trying to develop the idea was the ever-active David Tessitor who I know had some sort of comprehensive transit plan for the region that included regional rail and the AVRR. Have not heard from Dave much of late. Last news he made was when he was a third party candidate for one of the county council at large seats. That was the seat some may recall where Republican Chuck McCullough won the primary despite having dropped out of the race too late to have his name removed from the ballot. Who did he beat in the Republican primary? Kevin Acklin, who has popped up in the news again of late as considering a run for Mayor this time around... a race that BP dropped out of just before the filing deadline 2 years ago. And lest I forget, Dave himself ran for mayor as well not long ago. I suppose that if there are any formal announcements we can get around to handicapping a Ravenstahl-Acklin race, but quite honestly I suspect there is a larger chance that a local D will register as an independent to run in the fall mayoral race than any R going that far. We will see.

follow all of that? What's it mean? Just that we are all related and that this is not such a big town.

Honestly, my prediction is that Chuck M. may wind up being a candidate for County executive someday just because there are not many high profile R's in the county. He seems to get more press than most including today where he has put himself in the middle of the opposition to the drink tax. I was wondering what ever happened to the issue that prompted him to try and drop out of the county council race back then. You would think it was either resolved or lead to serious legal issues for him, but in either case there has just been little real follow up in the news which is odd. The only item I see must have been lost amid all the political news leading up to the fall elections was this news snippet on what is up with that. Has there really been a grand jury looking into this for more than a year?


Blogger EdHeath said...

Could it be the District Attorney might be waiting for election season to announce an indictment?

Monday, December 29, 2008 10:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well done, Chris! Reminds me of that BBC show "Connections" that used to run on the Discovery Channel.

I loved that show.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008 10:00:00 PM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

Righto. Connections is right up there on my list with "Science Shack" which I am not sure ever ran in the US which is unfortunate.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 8:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2015-10-7 xiaozhengm
Michael Kors Factory Outlet Online Official
celine bag
Abercrombie Short T-Shirts
michael kors outlet online
Designer Louis Vuitton Handbags Online
uggs on sale
Louis Vuitton Bags Original
michael kors handbags
Jordan Retro 13 Pink And Grey
Air Jordan Shoes For Women And Men
hermes bags
Jordan Retro 8 Playoffs
michael kors bags
Abercrombie and Co Stoves and Awnings
Red Bottom Shoes Christian Louboutin
Authentic Coach Factory Outlet Online
ugg boots on sale
Louis Vuitton Backpack Purse
ralph lauren
Louis Vuitton Outlet Factory Online
hollister uk sale
louis vuitton outlet stores
Authentic Louis Vuitton Monogram Handbag
Michael Kors Outlet Online USA Stores
louis vuitton handbags
Ugg Boots,Ugg Boots Outlet,Ugg Outlet,Cheap Uggs,Uggs On Sale,Ugg Boots Clearance,Uggs For Women
Air Jordan 4 Green Glow
true religion outlet
Louis Vuitton Bags On Sale Cheap
Authentic Gucci Factory Outlet
cheap jerseys
Louis Vuitton Outlet High Quality
canada goose jackets
Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM Monogram

Tuesday, October 06, 2015 10:14:00 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home