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  • Trump Rally Thread - 03/10/2018 - Moon Township, PA

    03/10/2018 11:12:57 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 37 replies
    Folks, It's time to open a POTUS, Donald J. Trump and Congressional Candidate, Republican, Rick Saccone comment thread. Big political rally, today, Moon Township, PA starting at 7:00PM local time. Doors to hangar open at 4:00PM, local time. Rally will be carried in full by Fox New Network and Right Side Broadcasting Network (RSBN). RSBN will begin live cast at 3:00 or 4:00 local time to chat with attendees awaiting entrance to hangar (Atlantic Aviation, FBO). CSpan is saying they will carry the full rally later in the evening.
  • White House gears up campaigning for PA special election

    03/08/2018 9:08:56 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 6 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | March 8, 2018 | Steve Peoples
    GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Fighting to stave off another special election embarrassment, the White House is strengthening its final-days offensive in western Pennsylvania. President Donald Trump has long been scheduled to rally voters on Saturday behind Republican congressional candidate Rick Saccone, a state representative whose underwhelming campaign has some Washington-based Republicans fearing the worst. It will be the president's second visit to the district on Saccone's behalf. Daughter Ivanka Trump appeared with Saccone in a separate visit last month as well and praised him as "a champion" for Republican priorities. The national GOP confirmed late Wednesday that Trump counselor Kellyanne...
  • Democrat Lamb pounds Republican Saccone in fundraising for critical House election

    03/03/2018 10:28:51 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 20 replies
    CNBC ^ | 3/2/2018 | Associated Press
    Democrat Conor Lamb is pounding his Republican opponent Rick Saccone in fundraising ahead of the March 13 special election for a vacant U.S. House seat in a conservative southwestern Pennsylvania district, a contest viewed as a gauge of Republican strength ahead of 2018's midterm elections. The district, covering Pittsburgh's southern suburbs and southwestern Pennsylvania's coal mines, steel plants and gas fields, has long been a Republican stronghold and strongly backed President Donald Trump in 2016. But polls show a tight race and it has emerged as the nation's political hotspot as Lamb tries for an upset. Lamb reported raising more...
  • PFA order says congressional hopeful Shannon Edwards threatened to kill husband

    02/23/2018 5:06:48 AM PST · by Old Teufel Hunden · 4 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | 2/22/2018 | WES VENTEICHER
    An Allegheny County judge granted a temporary restraining order in late 2016 against Shannon Edwards, who announced Wednesday she's running for Congress, after her husband accused her of drunkenly attacking him and threatening to kill him, court records show. Edwards, 33, of Lawrenceville is a psychologist who reportedly had an affair with former Republican Rep. Tim Murphy, who resigned in October. Edwards announced her intention to campaign as a Republican for Congress on the steps of the Allegheny County Courthouse, a move that surprised GOP officials who said they weren't aware she was considering a run. Edwards' husband, Jesse Sally,...
  • Shannon Edwards, linked to resignation of Rep. Tim Murphy, is running for Congress

    02/22/2018 10:02:58 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 13 replies
    Tribune Review (Suburban Pittsburgh) ^ | 22 Feb 2018 | Natasha Lindstrom
    Shannon Edwards — the forensic psychologist whose reported extramarital affair with former U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy contributed to his resignation — announced Wednesday that she is making a bid for Congress. Edwards, a Republican in her early 30s from Pittsburgh's Lawrenceville neighborhood, said that if elected, she pledges to be "an active, diligent" voice in Washington who will "fight the tough battles no one else chooses." Among her platform priorities: improving access to mental health treatment, reforming the criminal justice system and strengthening high school and post-secondary educational institutions. Under a court-imposed map being challenged by Republicans, Edwards could run...
  • Homestead-Area Pastor Denies Lewdness, Indecent Exposure Accusations

    02/11/2018 3:06:45 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 27 replies
    CBS Local Pittsburgh ^ | February 10, 2018
    HOMESTEAD (KDKA) — A Homestead-area pastor is being accused of open lewdness and indecent exposure, but he says what police say happened is not what really happened. Officers were sent to the 800 block of Beechland Street around 11:30 p.m. Friday for a report of a suspicious vehicle parked outside of a home. According to a criminal complaint, when the officers arrived on the scene, they could see two men inside the vehicle. Police say one man — identified as 61-year-old George Nelson Gregory, of Munhall — was in the back seat, and the other man was completely naked and...
  • Why we love Philly ... and it's not just because it's not New England

    02/01/2018 10:55:15 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 60 replies
    Tribune-Review (Suburban Pittsburgh) ^ | Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, 11:27 a.m. | Susan Jones
    Pittsburgh and Philadelphia have always had a kind of love/hate relationship. We're joined by history and boundaries, but divided by more than 300 miles on the turnpike and more than 1 million people in population (we admit it, Philly's bigger). We might poke fun at the weird accents and food tastes of the other, but just like brothers, we'll defend those same idiosyncrasies against all outsiders. And this weekend, most Pittsburghers will take up arms to root on the Philadelphia Eagles against the much-despised New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII. But there's more to love about the City of...
  • Salena Zito: Donald Trump is still the man to this Pennsylvania home

    01/31/2018 7:03:10 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 7 replies ^ | Salena Zito
    *snip* One constant theme throughout President Trump’s speech, in particular for the kids, was the decision by Democrats not to stand and applaud, especially on issues like border security or historic low unemployment rates, or some of the more emotional personal stories the president highlighted. “I just wonder if they thought this through past their politics, on many of these things all of America is applauding while they are sitting,” said 14-year-old Natalie. *snip* Both Tony, 54, and Michelle, 41, voted for Trump is 2016. Tony is a grandson of immigrants and a highly regarded chief of surgery at a...
  • Donald Trump is still the man to these blue-collar voters

    01/31/2018 6:17:28 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 8 replies
    NY Post Op-Ed ^ | 1-31-2018 | Salena Zito
    VENETIA, PA. — Tony and Michelle Ripepi always make sure their children are civically engaged, from following local and national elections to watching big decisions, speeches and moments coming from the White House. “We make it a point to discuss current events so that they are aware of what is going on in the world, so for us watching the State of the Union Address given by any president is a family affair,” Michelle said...... One constant theme throughout President Trump’s speech, in particular for the kids, was the decision by Democrats not to stand and applaud, especially on issues...
  • Protesters demand closure of pizza shop where altercation took place

    01/15/2018 10:56:50 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 31 replies
    WPXI ^ | January 15, 2017
    PITTSBURGH - Dozens of people protested for a second day outside of a downtown pizza shop where a woman was assaulted by an employee. Channel 11 spoke with people who say they want Pizza Milano shut down for good and the manager involved in the incident charged with attempted murder. According to police, Mahmut Yilmaz and Jade Martin were involved in a “violent altercation” at Pizza Milano on Fifth Avenue in the Uptown neighborhood. The incident between Yilmaz, a manager at the restaurant, and Martin was caught on camera, and the video quickly spread via social media. --snip-- Organizers at...
  • 2nd Amendment Enthusiasts Outraged After State Demands Citizens Trade in Guns for Pot

    01/05/2018 9:10:34 AM PST · by Cheerio · 42 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | January 4, 2018 | V Saxena
    Starting later this year, residents of Pennsylvania will be allowed to seek out medicinal marijuana products as a treatment option for 17 health conditions. There’s just one catch: Any patient who also happens to be a proud gun owner must first relinquish or trade in his weapons before receiving his medicine, according to a statement from the Pennsylvania State Police. “It’s unlawful to keep possession of firearms obtained prior to registering (for medicinal marijuana),” said state police spokesman Ryan Tarkowski, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “The Pennsylvania State Police is not in the business of offering legal advice, but it...
  • KQV Pittsburgh goes off the air on Dec 31

    12/15/2017 12:54:23 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 30 replies
    Pitt Post Gazette ^ | 12/15/17 | Gary Rotstein
    KQV radio, the historic local “all news/all the time” AM station that has been broadcasting for nearly a century, intends to go off the air at the end of the night Dec. 31. Station general manager and owner Robert W. Dickey Jr. said he delivered the news Friday morning to his staff of about 20 in the KQV office at Centre City Tower, Downtown. “Candidly, I think it’s a sad day for broadcasting,” Mr. Dickey told the Post-Gazette afterward. “It’s fair to say we’ve been trying to provide a community service. The bottom line is I just can’t sustain the...
  • Wendy's says it fired employee after worker allegedly refused to serve police officer

    12/05/2017 7:36:54 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 33 replies
    WPXI ^ | Dec. 4, 2017 | uncredited
    Wendy's said it fired an employee at the restaurant in Kennedy Township because the worker allegedly refused to serve a police officer. People started tweeting Wendy's a copy of a Facebook post from Emma Lynn. She claimed she went into Wendy’s in full uniform and that the cashier said, "I'm not taking that order." Wendy's replied to one of those tweets saying "this employee's actions do not reflect our company's values and they have since been terminated."
  • Steelers LB Ryan Shazier carted off the field with reportedly no feeling in lower body (tr)

    12/04/2017 7:46:03 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 68 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | December 4, 2017 | Ari Gilberg
    A scary scene unfolded at Paul Brown Stadium Monday night. Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier had to be carted off the field after he led with his helmet on a tackle attempt early in the first quarter of the Steelers’ game against the Bengals. Shazier drilled his helmet into the side of Bengals receiver Josh Malone, causing his neck to buckle and his legs to go limp. Shazier immediately grabbed his lower back and remained motionless on the ground for several moments before being taken off the field on a stretcher. He did not have feeling in his lower body, according...
  • More reform needed to curb outrageous state-pension payouts

    12/04/2017 6:26:37 PM PST · by 198ml · 4 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 12/4/17 | Trib board
    Despite facing a shortfall of about $70 billion, Pennsylvania's public-pension systems lavishly enrich a few former state employees while most get far more modest payouts. Consider some pension-data findings from The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News. The average 2016 payout to Pennsylvania's 127,000-plus former employees or their beneficiaries was $27,722. But “a separate class of Keystone State pensioners” get “checks that alone put them among the top tier of all income earners” nationwide: Twenty collect more than $215,000 annually, while 500-plus collect $100,000 or more. Even after pleading guilty to child endangerment in the Jerry Sandusky pedophilia scandal, former...
  • Turnpike moves ahead with final design of Mon-Fayette Expressway

    11/28/2017 1:04:23 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | November 7, 2017 | Ed Blazina
    The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission authorized nearly $34 million in final design contracts Tuesday for an eight-mile stretch of the Mon-Fayette Expressway from Jefferson Hills to Duquesne. If final design goes as expected, construction could begin in 2022 for the first of three remaining segments needed to finish the last 14 miles of the highway from Jefferson Hills to the Parkway East in Monroeville at a projected cost of $2.1 billion. That’s more than the $1.68 billion cost of the first 60 miles of the highway, started more than 40 years ago in northern West Virginia. The commission’s action Tuesday increased...
  • For Pa. Turnpike, new approach to bridge replacement shows promise

    11/28/2017 10:57:12 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | October 29, 2017 | Ed Blazina
    After two successful efforts to replace small bridges in 55 hours over one weekend, the Pennsylvania Turnpike says it is looking for more opportunities to use the fast-replacement approach. In late September, the turnpike was closed for a weekend between Cranberry and Beaver Valley to replace a bridge in New Sewickley Township. Crews built the new bridge directly beside the existing structure, demolished the old bridge and used paraffin to slide the new bridge across beams into place. Earlier this month, it replaced another bridge on the Northeast Extension in Lehigh County. In that case, sections of the new bridge...
  • Finding, filling old mines a major part of Southern Beltway construction

    11/28/2017 8:03:42 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | November 27, 2017 | Ed Blazina
    Almost no matter what you build in Western Pennsylvania, you have to consider the possibility that in previous generations the site had been mined for coal. That’s especially true for the next leg of the Southern Expressway, a 13-mile, $700 million section being built along part of the Pittsburgh coal seam between Route 22 and Interstate 79 in western Allegheny and northern Washington counties. In the area around McDonald alone, where the highway will pass over Route 980 just outside the borough, at least 10 mines operated within two square miles between the mid-1860s and mid-1930s. Particularly in Western Pennsylvania,...
  • What we know about Rahmael Sal Holt, the suspected killer of police Officer Brian Shaw

    11/19/2017 2:21:54 PM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 24 replies
    WPXI ^ | 11/19/2017 | WPXI
    Police early Sunday identified the man they suspect fatally shot New Kensington police Officer Brian Shaw. A warrant was issued for 29-year-old Rahmael Sal Holt. 
  • A noose hanging from a tree outside our Pittsburgh home is tied to a much larger problem

    11/01/2017 8:36:57 AM PDT · by ro_dreaming · 42 replies
    Public Source Org ^ | October 30, 2017 | Jamelia N. Morgan and Dustin P. Gibson
    Excerpted Last week, we received a death threat in the “most livable city in America.” It hung wrapped around a tree in front of our Regent Square home, visible from where we sit every day at our dining room table. The black cord was twisted into the shape of a killing device used to publicly hang the bodies of Black people for generations in this country. ... Indeed, we are not the first residents of Pittsburgh to have experienced acts of racial intimidation. We are acutely aware of it as we both work actively to dismantle forms of systemic racism...