From one yinzer to another
For a moment I thought that it was a decent counterbalance to a lot of the hype that is the general theme of the coverage we are getting from the national and international media of late. It was a passing thought. I just don't have the time to untwist some of the false premises and misused logic (or maybe it's the misused premises and false logic?) wrapped up in all of that. Make no mistake, I know our warts and what really gets me is that I think most of the negative factoids thrown in there come from me pretty directly in one form or another. I almost sense a null space reader.
It really is amazing that some folks just can't seem to accept the slightest thought that there is anything at all positive going on in Pittsburgh or that anything at all has really changed in the last 30 years. Some of the most negative nabobs are here, but the most negative folks I have encountered are actually a set of the vast diaspora who moved away and seem to have taken their need to move away very personally . I really wonder if the comments expressed stem from a Pittsburgh past as much as a Pittsburgh present. So while I do think it is best for all take some of the univerally positive press with a grain of salt, to just portray it all as an illusion begets another form of bafflegab altogether.