Friday, October 01, 2010

Border Guard Bob Alert

Gleaned from the Victoria (Texas) Advocate of all places is a sneak peak of what stories the AP is running this coming weekend.  They tease this :
Eds: Moving spot Saturday for Sunday, Oct. 3.
PITTSBURGH - When Pittsburgh Steelers fans out-root and, sometimes, seem to outnumber fans in other NFL stadiums, the region views the phenomenon with an odd mixture of pride and regret. Pride that former Pittsburghers still think of the city as "home" - and regret that the city's stark economic realities in the 1970s and 1980s, when Big Steel imploded, fueling an exodus of folks who suddenly had to seek work elsewhere. Pittsburgh has made the transformation from a sooty steel city to one driven by medicine, technology, engineering and higher education - there are no working mills within the city limits, but there are six colleges or universities and a dozen more within an hour's drive. And the region's businesses have a new message for its youth: You don't need to leave western Pennsylvania to start a career or raise a family anymore. By Joe Mandak  (emphasis added)
I surrender.  Border Guard Bob has outlasted me.  I've tried to send him into retirementOver and over again. Silver stake and poisoned pierogies have all failed me. Even with a lot of help, Bob persists. He must be part Zombie of course.  A decade is enough for any cause.  Time to move on.

Update:  gets worse as it always does in political season.  New ad coming out touting "tearful goodbyes and missed holidays".  Reminds me of one of Bob O'Connor's first runs for mayor where he had a billboard touting that Bob would keep our babies from leaving.. or something to that effect. If anyone had any photo of that billboard???


Anonymous MH said...

You do need fo leave PA if you want to buy beer and wine without absurd levels of hassle. They need to fix that (and no phony half-measures) or Pittsburgh will never be able to retain it's young people.

Thursday, September 30, 2010 9:59:00 PM  
Anonymous BrianTH said...

Yeah, that's annoying. And I can understand giving up, but I would be willing to bet that we are only half a generation or so away from a lot less of that.

Thursday, September 30, 2010 11:23:00 PM  
Anonymous MH said...

That's half a generation of fleeing youth we can't afford. Somebody get me the number for the regional development people.

Friday, October 01, 2010 9:30:00 AM  
Anonymous BrianTH said...

Sorry, I was writing in reference to Briem's post.

The liquor laws are just silly.

Friday, October 01, 2010 9:57:00 AM  
Blogger Jim Russell said...

Let's look at the rates of retention in states with more liberal liquor laws.

Friday, October 01, 2010 6:53:00 PM  
Anonymous MH said...

That Florida guy is only concerned with "creative" stuff and apparently he doesn't consider what you need in order to be creative.

Saturday, October 02, 2010 4:41:00 PM  

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