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  • Hunter Strickland's meltdown, on the mound and off, has Giants looking for help (Yahoo Sports)

    Yahoo Sports - MLB - Pittsburgh Pirates News
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:01 pm
    After Hunter Strickland gave up his fifth homer of the postseason, the Giants might have to go to Tim Lincecum. If he's healthy.
  • Boys can be the most ghoulish thing on Halloween

    Pittsburgh News
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:11 pm
    In 1942 when I was 11, a girlfriend and I went trick-or-treating in our city neighborhood, Knoxville, where I had grown accustomed to walking the streets alone after dark. My excursions were not entirely without apprehension, because once an old man had tried to pick me up.
  • '1-percenter' decries influx of trick-o- treaters from 'less fortunate areas'

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:31 am
    A letter written to an advice columnist for Slate.com has sparked a lot of social media conversation for controversial comments about "less fortunate" kids who flood affluent neighborhoods for trick-or-treating on Halloween. Here is what was written to "Dear Prudence" on Slate.com: I live in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the country, but on one of the more “modest” streets—mostly doctors and lawyers and family business owners. (A few blocks away are billionaires, families with famous last names, media moguls, etc.) I have noticed that on Halloween, what seems like…
  • Red Wings rally late to top Penguins 4-3 in OT

    CBS Pittsburgh
    Kayla Seybert
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:39 am
    Facing a two-goal deficit with 2:55 remaining, the Detroit Red Wings pulled goalie Jimmy Howard for an extra skater - the last, desperate option for a team with nothing much left to lose.
  • The app aided college student

    Andy Quayle
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:03 am
    Presented By Campbellsville University Graduate & Professional Studies
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  • Boys can be the most ghoulish thing on Halloween

    23 Oct 2014 | 11:11 pm
    In 1942 when I was 11, a girlfriend and I went trick-or-treating in our city neighborhood, Knoxville, where I had grown accustomed to walking the streets alone after dark. My excursions were not entirely without apprehension, because once an old man had tried to pick me up.
  • Best 2014 pet-friendly Halloween activities in Pittsburgh

    23 Oct 2014 | 11:28 am
    Celebrate Halloween at these five pet-friendly Halloween activities that promise plenty of tail-waggin' fun for your furry friends. Animal Friends is hosting a pet-friendly Halloween party at its location on Camp Horne Road on Friday, Oct. 31. Two party sessions are available from 5:30-7 p.m. and 7:30-9 p.m. Canine-focused games and activities as well as an illuminated trick-or-treat trail will take place in the Animal Friends Outreach Center.
  • Police, emergency news: More exposure charges against man

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:29 am
    Additional charges of indecent exposure have been filed against a Lancaster County man who was arrested earlier this week by Derry Township police for exposing himself at Hershey Public Library. Brandon Holbrook, 39, of 22 Main St., Reedsville, has been charged by North Londonderry police with open lewdness and indecent exposure for an incident that occurred April 2 at Walmart, 100 North Londonderry Square.
  • Koolkat Designs to take over big red barn as The Artsmiths of Pittsburgh

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:34 am
    Since its inception eight years ago, Mt. Lebanon art boutique Koolkat Designs has nurtured local artists and fostered a supportive creative community throughout Pittsburgh.
  • Random Acts of Kindness: Litter was heavy for her, but others gave her a lift

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:33 pm
    In trying to pick up the container which weighed 35 pounds, I discovered I was not as strong as I thought I was. A very nice young lady came to my rescue and placed the litter in my cart.
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  • '1-percenter' decries influx of trick-o- treaters from 'less fortunate areas'

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:31 am
    A letter written to an advice columnist for Slate.com has sparked a lot of social media conversation for controversial comments about "less fortunate" kids who flood affluent neighborhoods for trick-or-treating on Halloween. Here is what was written to "Dear Prudence" on Slate.com: I live in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the country, but on one of the more “modest” streets—mostly doctors and lawyers and family business owners. (A few blocks away are billionaires, families with famous last names, media moguls, etc.) I have noticed that on Halloween, what seems like…
  • Better than a win: Woman goes into labor at World Series

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:43 am
    "Hopefully she stays in there long enough for us to enjoy the game," Stephanie Hetherington thought of her then-unborn child before she entered Kauffman Stadium to watch the first game of the World Series. But her daughter Ali had other ideas, according to KCTV. Stephanie went into labor right before the first pitch. >> Read more trending stories   She and her husband were able to get a ride to a nearby hospital, watching the game from the delivery room.  The couple said they wouldn't change anything about that night -- except the final score. The Kansas City Royals were…
  • Church offers up frosty beer for the faithful

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:35 am
    One Oklahoma church is offering up frosty beers this Sunday to those who would like to worship the old fashioned way through hymns. East Side Christian Church in Tulsa posted on its marquee out front that it is offering Beer and Hymns Sunday night as part of a weekend-long discussion about the future of the Christian church around the world. "I think it’s a little surprise for some people here in Oklahoma, but we like to rattle the cage a little bit," said Evan Taylor, outreach pastor at East Side Christian Church. >> Read more trending stories Though the event is turning heads of those…
  • Maker of Camel, Pall Mall cigarettes bans smoking on premises

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:02 am
    In a rather ironic turn of events, the nation's second-largest cigarette producer will no longer allow smoking in its office.  Starting next year, employees of Reynolds American Inc. will no longer be able to smoke cigarettes at desks, in elevators, in conference rooms or in the majority of the building. Smokeless tobacco products such as chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes are still okay.  The company, which makes Camel and Pall Mall cigarettes, is reportedly constructing designated smoking areas inside its building to accomodate smokers. …
  • Man, 25, slain behind Pittsburgh Zone 6 police station

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:45 am
    A 25-year-old man was shot and killed in Pittsburgh’s Elliot neighborhood early Friday morning. Investigators said Ronnel Smith, of McKees Rocks, was getting in his car near Pittsburgh Police Zone 6’s station when gunfire erupted. Officers said they were called to the intersection of Steuben and Sanctus streets around 2 a.m. Detectives said Smith was leaving Lee Tuck Lounge when he was shot. Police said there are two suspects in the case, and they were last seen running down Sanctus Street. “I believe it was closing time when this happened. I believe the bar was shutting…
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  • Red Wings rally late to top Penguins 4-3 in OT

    Kayla Seybert
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:39 am
    Facing a two-goal deficit with 2:55 remaining, the Detroit Red Wings pulled goalie Jimmy Howard for an extra skater - the last, desperate option for a team with nothing much left to lose.
  • #Trending In Entertainment: Avengers Trailer Leaked & Is That Renee Zellweger?

    24 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    This week, a major motion picture trailer leaks, a Hollywood favorite looks different, and a famed fashion designer dies. 1. Avengers Leaked Avengers assemble…again!  The trailer to “Avengers 2: Age of Ultron” leaked this week, nearly a week before its scheduled release. Narrated by James Spader, who plays the villain of the film, the trailer features the return of our favorite Avengers along with some new superheroes. The question is, are they friends or foes? Marvel Entertainment noticed the leak too and reacted with the best tweet possible: “Dammit Hydra.” 2. Unrecognizable…
  • PTL Links: Oct. 24, 2014

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:33 am
    Visit the links below for more on today’s guests & topics: Home Depot Night of the Singing Dead Don’s Appliances Ultimate Tailgate Challenge Chef Anthony’s Macaron Recipe Chef Anthony’s Grilled Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Fine Wine and Good Spirits Fall Cocktail Recipes
  • Spooky Fall Cocktail Recipes

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:31 am
    Looking for a Halloween-inspired adult beverage? Try out these spooky mixed drinks from Fine Wine & Good Spirits! Dancing with the Devil • 1 oz Jim Beam Devil’s Cut Bourbon • ½ oz triple sec • 1 oz. sour mix • 1 oz passion fruit juice • 1-2 dashes hot sauce Pour all ingredients into a Collins glass filled with ice; stir gently. Garnish with a cherry. Jack-O-Lantern • 2 oz New Amsterdam Citrus vodka • 1 oz Mango Nectar • ½ oz Orange Juice • ½ oz Sour Mix Combine all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and pour into a goblet glass…
  • Chef Anthony’s Grilled Chicken Noodle Soup

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:28 am
    Looking for a winter favorite? Give this fresh take on chicken noodle soup a try! Grilled Chicken Noodle Soup For Your Stove Ingredients: 8 chicken thighs seasoned 1 bu whole carrots split in half 1 stalk celery cleaned and halved 3 leeks cleaned and halved 2 whole onions halved 2 quarts chicken broth 6 eggs 1lb flour 2 tablespoons basil 2 tablespoons basil 1 tablespoon olive oil pasta dough recipe Directions: First prep all vegetable season with olive oil salt and pepper. Place face side down to char. Next repeat the same process with the chicken cooking until an internal temp of 165…
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  • The app aided college student

    Andy Quayle
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:03 am
    Presented By Campbellsville University Graduate & Professional Studies
  • Apple Reports Fourth Quarter Results

    Andy Quayle
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:56 am
    CUPERTINO, California—October 20, 2014—Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 fourth quarter ended September 27, 2014. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $42.1 billion and quarterly net profit of $8.5 billion, or $1.42 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $37.5 billion and net profit of $7.5 billion, or $1.18 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 38 percent compared to 37 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 60 percent of the quarter’s revenue. Apple’s board of directors has declared a…
  • Smart Appliances and the Kitchen of Tomorrow

    Andy Quayle
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:33 am
    From dishwashers with digital interfaces, to smartphone apps that can manage entire home heating systems, the shift in home appliances means that the household of tomorrow will be drastically different to that of today. ( Thanks to Pennywell for the graphic. )
  • How to Stop Filtering Your Life

    Andy Quayle
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:23 am
    This weekend I was at a friend’s wedding and during the reception there was a projection screen showing pictures from the bride and groom’s childhoods. The silly poses, unflattering haircuts, and yellowish tint of pictures taken in mid-80’s got me to thinking. Mine is the last generation who will ever have photographs like this. With the modern day of Smartphones, children today will look back on perfectly filtered images of their childhood. Those unflattering pictures will have been weeded out, deleted, and never to be seen again; well, unless you’re prestigious enough to get your…
  • Apple Introduces iPad Air 2—The Thinnest, Most Powerful iPad Ever

    Andy Quayle
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:49 pm
    CUPERTINO, California—October 16, 2014—Apple® today introduced iPad Air™ 2, the thinnest and most powerful iPad® ever. Now just 6.1 mm thin and weighing less than a pound, iPad Air 2 features an improved Retina® display for enhanced contrast and richer, more vibrant colors, and better cameras for taking stunning photos and videos. Available in gold, silver and space gray, the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini™ 3 offer Touch ID™ so users can unlock their iPad with just the touch of a finger and make purchases easily and securely within apps using Apple Pay™.¹ “iPad is a magical…
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  • Twitter map shows where Steelers fan base is - with some surprises

    Paul J. Gough
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    Steelers Nation really is national. An interactive map released by Twitter's data team finds the Pittsburgh Steelers not only are the favorite team in a large swath of Pennsylvania and most of West Virginia, but there are outposts elsewhere in the U.S. too. According to the map, the Steelers have 26 percent of their followers from Pennsylvania, 9 percent from Ohio and 7 percent from California. And that's not the only strongholds for the Steelers. They're the favorite team in places like Breckenridge…
  • Toomey urges 'heightened level of restriction' for Ebola (Video)

    Joe Wojcik
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:59 am
    Sen. Pat Toomey talked about precautions to prevent the spread of Ebola in the United States. "For now, it makes a lot of sense to put a pause on this," the Republican senator from Pennsylvania said Thursday during a visit to the Pittsburgh Business Times. "We know who's been in these countries and we know this disease is asymptomatic for a period that can last up to three weeks. Someone could be infected, get on a plane, so why would we want that? Some level of heightened restriction makes sense."
  • First Niagara reveals 3Q customer charge "process issue," takes $665M loss

    Patty Tascarella
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:43 am
    A Buffalo-based bank that ranks seventh in market share in the Pittsburgh metro said a process issue related to customer charges prompted a $45 million reserve in the third quarter, as part of its earnings report. First Niagara Financial Group Inc. on Friday posted a third-quarter loss of $665 million, or $1.90 per share, for the three months, due to the reserve and a goodwill impairment charge of $800 million. A year ago, First Niagara (Nasdaq:FNFG) reported profit of $71.6 million, or 20 cents…
  • 5 Things: Primanti Bros. sandwiches now available by shipping (Video)

    Paul J. Gough
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:22 am
    Here are five things to know for Friday, Oct. 24, 2014: Primanti Bros. sandwiches now available by shipping Food delivery service Goldbely.com is offering a Primanti's Party Pack — including cole slaw, pastramai or capicola and other ingredients — for shipment across the United States. ( WTAE) Sears planning more store closures? Chicago Business Journal reported Sears Holding Corp. is planning to close more Sears and Kmart stores, with Pennsylvania as one of the states impacted the most.…
  • Toomey: Ebola-related travel ban 'makes sense' (Video)

    Patty Tascarella
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:13 am
    U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey favors restricting travel by West Africans to the United States to stop further spread of the Ebola virus and said he sent a letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services, about his concerns. "For now, it makes a lot of sense to put a pause on this," the Republican senator from Pennsylvania said Thursday during a visit to the Pittsburgh Business Times. "We know who's been in these countries and we know this disease is asymptomatic for a period that…
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    That's Church

  • What I would have said …

    16 Oct 2014 | 7:54 am
    I was asked recently by a local nonprofit to speak briefly to a group of disabled young adults about social media and how they can use it to effect change. For every ten times I get asked to speak, I say no to nine of them. This one I said yes to because it’s a subject I feel I truly have something valuable to say on — sentence-ending prepositions and all. After agreeing, I received an email letting me know quite kindly, complimentarily and apologetically that they no longer had time on the agenda for my five minutes. Was that really the case? Or did they realize how notorious I…
  • Random n’at

    13 Oct 2014 | 6:57 am
    1. … “So I says to my friend, I says, ‘I like to blog occasionally so’s I don’t forget my WordPress password.’” 2. My new front door has a speakeasy (basically it is this door) and the reason it has a speakeasy is because when we were hunting for a new front door, I learned you can have a front door with a speakeasy and suddenly I had a lot of plans in my head for reenacting the Miracle Max scene from The Princess Bride, so I decided my front door would indeed have a speakeasy. Fast forward to yesterday evening when my parents arrived for Sunday…
  • In which I say “bullshit” a lot, quit the NFL, unfollow the Steelers, and piss off all of Pens Twitter.

    11 Sep 2014 | 7:53 am
    You know, you turn 40 and you just do not have time for anyone’s bullshit anymore. Life is flying past and you realize yours is halfway over and the second you see bullshit? KABLOOEY. You throat-punch it. Destroy it. Tell it that its mother is so stupid she went to the beach to surf the internet (stolen joke, FYI.) You start to understand why the elderly will say anything they damn well please. They are nearing death and they do not have time for your bullshit. I mean, in my 30s I was already pretty good at calling out people’s bullshit, I think you’d agree, Luke Ravenstahl.

    8 Aug 2014 | 10:58 am
    This is me calling out my lifetime bank, PNC Bank, for a shady fee practice because I want you to know so you can be careful to not get hit with ridiculous charges like I was. I needed to provide to a mortgage broker  a breakdown of some recent deposit tickets to my account. So I entered PNC Bank’s online system. I clicked on the deposit ticket link for each deposit I needed to show the checks from.   It displayed for me a picture of my deposit ticket. Here’s a snippet:   But I needed to show what those checks were, so I clicked “View Details.” This came up.
  • It was MY day, bitches.

    4 Jun 2014 | 8:05 am
    I probably shouldn’t write this post, but I honestly don’t give a shit. And that’s a weird way to start a post about my 40th birthday, but seriously, I in no way want to seem as if I am bragging (My sisters will testify that I HATE doing anything that even resembles bragging. They even have a recent example to prove it.), but I have shared almost a decade of my Pittsburgh journey with you guys, and I don’t want to withhold from you this latest, interesting leg of the trip. So suck it up and read this and feel free to comment about how I’m bragging and a bitch and…
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    I heart PGH

  • Have a Handmade Halloween – Halloween Classes & Activities Around Pittsburgh

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:26 pm
    In addition to pumpkin pickin and hay rides, there are lots of other ways to get into the Halloween spirit around Pittsburgh this week.  While the Pittsburgh Glass Center’s blown glass pumpkin workshop has already sold out, there is still plenty of space left in the other workshops.  I know the glass workshops are popular and we’re already working on a post about ornament workshops for the holiday season. Friday. 10/24 – Make-It-Now Workshops @ Pittsburgh Glass Center Make-It-Now Halloween Pendants – $25/pendant Make-It-Now Fused Pumpkins – $25/tile SOLD OUT…
  • Video of Goat vs. Little Lion at Schramm Farms

    17 Oct 2014 | 11:42 am
    I am not one for watching and sharing animal videos.  But, I will make exceptions … my friend Olga shared this video of her daughter visiting Schramm Farm and meeting the goats.  Olga’s daughter was wearing her lion costume to visit the farm. This goat was a fan of this little lion and Olga happened to be recording their encounter.  The little lion is completely fine – a little shocked, but fine.  I am sharing this video with the permission of the parents. Loading Goat got her good! @pogoda13 View on Instagram
  • Pitt-starter: Less than 24hrs to Help DuoScreen Reach Goal

    14 Oct 2014 | 7:44 pm
    Pitt-starter is our series of blog posts on Pittsburgh related crowdfunding campaigns.  You can check out past Pitt-starter posts here. It is down to the wire for this one, but Pittsburghers are good at lastminute comebacks.  DuoScreen is a Pittsburgh startup that is part of the ThrillMill incubator in East Liberty.  I have had the opportunity to get to know the founders of DuoScreen over the past 10 months and I really like these guys.  Not only will they sit around and let me talk about social media for hours, but they have a great ideas, they are super nice people. Also, I think that…
  • Like, Follow, Love – Handcrafted Vote Signs, Beer & Ice Cream Sandwiches, Update on Superior Motors

    8 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    Here are a whole lot of links from around the web that I think Pittsburgh lovers will like… LIKE on Facebook: Pole-2-Polls is crafting out the vote.  A group of local crafters are making handmade vote signs that are showing up around town. FOLLOW on Twitter: @AlcosanWWTP get to know your local wastewater treatment plant ATTEND this Event: Beer + Ice Cream Sandwiches! Leona’s Ice Cream Sandwiches is pairing up with the Brew Gentleman for the ultimate afternoon snack on Saturday, October 18.  (If you haven’t had one of the Leona’s Ice Cream Sandwiches yet – you…
  • Get Ready for Pittsburgh Specialty Coffee Week

    7 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    Move over Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week, the coffee lovers are taking over.  Next week, October 13-18, is Pittsburgh Specialty Coffee Week. Daily Coffee News has all the details and a preview of some of the specialty coffee week events – get all of the details here. Follow @PghCoffeeWeek for updates.  
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    East Pittsburgh News

  • Student Caught with Heroin at Pitsburgh School

    6 Oct 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Pittsburgh's Action News 4's Wendy Bell has the latest on the 18 year old student who was arrested for possession of heroin while attending school at the Pittsburgh Achievement Center. REPORTING LIVE, MARCIE CIPRIANI, PITTSBURGH'S ACTION NEWS 4. THANK YOU.
  • Alleged appliance thief also stole in Washington Countya

    30 Sep 2014 | 10:14 pm
    An East Pittsburgh man who, along with three others, is accused of stealing appliances from homes under construction in northern Allegheny and Butler counties is awaiting sentencing in Washington County after he was charged with identical crimes in late 2012 and early 2013.
  • Franchisee to debut remodeled Shop 'n Save in Greensburg

    23 Sep 2014 | 7:31 am
    The Charley family has completed a full remodeling of its Shop 'n Save grocery store on East Pittsburgh Street in Greensburg. The newly remodeled store offers 2,500 square feet of extra sales space in a renovation in which the Charley family also installed new floors, checkouts, appliances and other amenities.
  • Convicted Sex Offender Wanted in Son's Abduction

    18 Sep 2014 | 4:02 am
    The Allegheny County Police are helping Pitcairn Police in trying to track down a convicted sex offender and his 4 year old son. Police say 43 year old Radford Pope took 4 year old Raymont Pope to the movies on September 10th.
  • News, Sports, Jobs, Central PA

    12 Sep 2014 | 10:28 pm
    During a traffic stop at the 400 Block of West Fourth St., Lewistown, Miller was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance. Miller was charged through Magisterial District Judge Jack E. Miller's office.
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  • Steelers notebook: LeBeau expects more consistency

    23 Oct 2014 | 5:33 pm
    The Steelers defense forced three turnovers that set up 17 points for the offense in the 30-23 victory Monday night against Houston. It shut down the Texans running game after halftime, allowing 31 yards rushing in the final two quarters, and did not allow a touchdown in the second half until 1:31 remained on the clock.
  • On the Steelers: Red-zone production could use a little help

    23 Oct 2014 | 5:24 pm
    The Heinz Field scoreboard turns red when the Steelers offense cracks the opponent’s 20, some kind of symbolism for a red-faced group that ranks tied for next-to-last in the NFL in those scoring opportunities.
  • Steelers notebook: Defense a pleasant surprise for Colts

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:31 pm
    The Indianapolis Colts won the AFC South division title last season in spite of their defense. They ranked 20th overall in total defense, allowed 357 yards per game and gave up 88 points in two their postseason games. They rallied from a 28-point deficit to beat the Kansas City Chiefs in a wild-card game, 45-44, and were blown out in New England in the divisional round, 43-22.
  • Gene Collier: Long as they keep ball, Colts keep on winning

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:17 pm
    Teammates as well as certifiable brainiacs at Stanford not so very long ago, Steelers guard David DeCastro and Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck set aside a few precious minutes Wednesday for some long-distance needling.
  • On the Steelers: In another test vs. best, Big Ben can stand tall

    22 Oct 2014 | 4:57 pm
    Only three quarterbacks in the history of the NFL won their 100th game by their 150th start. Two are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the other is headed there.
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  • Tracking Teh Crazie - WND

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:27 am
    More data to consider when we're considering the source - World Net Daily's Joseph Farah.At birther-central, head birther Farah published this on biblical creation day:Was the world created 6,028 years ago today? That’s a question that will drive fans of Richard Dawkins and Stephen Hawking up the wall. I don’t know that it was. I don’t think anyone but God knows the actual day of creation.Yea, but still it probably wasn't.Here's Farah's evidence for a Young Earth:But one of the greatest biblical and historical scholars of the 17th century, Archbishop James Ussher, meticulously…
  • And Now...A Message From The Pentagon

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:16 am
    A few days ago the Post-Gazette editorial board published this:Conservative members of Congress may not be ready to acknowledge the reality of climate change, but the Pentagon sees it for what it is — a threat to national security. On Monday, the Pentagon issued a report assessing the immediate dangers of climate change. And here's the report itself.And this is from Secretary Hagel's forward:The responsibility of the Department of Defense is the security of our country. That requires thinking ahead and planning for a wide range of contingencies.Among the future trends that will impact our…
  • Corbett Replaces Photoshopped Web Site Image with New Reality-based Image

    19 Oct 2014 | 7:50 am
    As you've surely all heard by now, PA Governor Tom Corbett was caught with a Photoshopped stock image of a smiling black woman standing next to him as the footer on his campaign web site: After the ensuing brouhaha, the image was replaced with one that better reflects the reality of the support for his campaign:Well it has in my head anyway.Here's the real replacement in case you're interested:
  • More On Corbett's Desperation And Deceit

    18 Oct 2014 | 5:42 am
    Yesterday, I posted this.This morning I discovered that factcheck.org had already taken a look at the TV ad.  And what did they find?  Take a look:We’ve noticed that the most deceitful attack ads often come from candidates who are most desperate. For example, consider the claim by Pennsylvania’s unpopular Republican Gov. Tom Corbett that his opponent “is promising to raise middle-class taxes,” when in fact Democratic nominee Tom Wolf promises to cut them. [Emphasis added.]Yea. It doesn't get much better for the Corbett Tom.Wolf has proposed increasing the state’s income…
  • The Desperate Corbett Campaign

    17 Oct 2014 | 3:04 am
    How else can you explain such a fleeting connection with the truth?I've seen this ad on my TV a few times (as I am sure you all have):But did you know that it's all based on a smeary lie? Look at the image.  It reads, "Wolf calls for income tax increase" and references that to PoliticsPA.But when you actually go to PoliticsPA looking for a mention of Wolf increasing the income tax, you'll find this piece.  In it, it reads:The Democratic nominee’s proposed budget would also adjust the state’s 43 year old income tax. If elected, he plans to shift more of the financial burden onto…
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  • I Love You Through and Through

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:47 pm
    I give the man of the house grief because of his drawer filled with straw wrappers and useless cash receipts, but it's not like he's the only hoarder around these parts. Well, wait, he is, but sometimes I keep things too. Like books. I don't know what it is about books, but I can't part with them. If I've read it, I keep it. If I loved it, I keep it. If I hated it, I keep it. I keep all of the books. That includes Alexis' huge supply of books from when she was a tiny little lass. That means Mila came into this world with a rather impressive library. I had to bribe Alexis to give up all of…
  • I Live With Clowns

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:00 pm
  • Yelly Yell Yell

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:22 pm
    I've often said that Mila is the one who is going to destroy me, and it's absolutely true. The child is ... opinionated. She's also extremely determined and feisty. I'm sure all of that is eventually going to serve her well, but for now it means I get yelled at a lot. If she's awake and no one has acknowledged her awesomeness, she yells. If she's hungry and there is not food being shoved in her face, she yells. If she sees a toy she wants and she can't reach it, she yells. If she flips herself onto her stomach and then immediately regrets that choice, she yells. Mila yells a lot. (In…
  • Just in Time for the Holidays

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:31 pm
    Waaaaaaay back when I first made this space public, I sort of had a thing for reborn dolls. If you've never had the joy of experiencing my obsession, you should check out this post. And this one. Oh, and this one. I maaaaybe sort of still have that obsession in my back pocket, but good news! It's in my back pocket! That's a safe place for it as far as the internet is concerned. Mostly I moved it there because something new and shiny came along and distracted me. That happens a lot. Shiny! But then every once in a while, a shiny creepy doll will get my attention and make me want to move that…
  • Fried Tofu

    19 Oct 2014 | 7:06 pm
    I have no idea why it didn't occur to me sooner, but after one trip to Loving Hut, I knew I had a mission. Fried Tofu. I know. Fried Tofu sounds like the most lunatic vegetarian sort of thing possible, but it really is good. Because FRIED. FRIED is the key to destroying the overly healthy thing as well as all of the lunatic. Think of it as a Fried Twinkie, but without all the confusion associated with trying to figure out who in the world first thought to fry a Twinkie. Fried Tofu 1 package (14 ounces) extra firm tofu3 heaping tablespoons flour2 eggs, beaten1 cup panko bread crumbs1/4 cup…
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  • Football Gameplan's 2015 Midseason Mock Draft Video

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:49 am
    http://footballgameplan.com/football...on-mock-draft/ Good afternoon Steeler fans! Here's a look at my midseason mock draft video Enjoy! Em
  • Brash And Bold : Rob Rossi Makes Some Good Points, Steelers Need to Keep Going Big.

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:08 am
    Go big or stay home. That is the way the Steelers have to think, how they can make something of this season and a necessary mantra for their challenging course. There can be no Steelers football in January if the rest of October and all of November and December aren't about going big. The offense has not always looked like the Steelers' attack of the past three seasons. There was actually a time when Ben Roethlisberger was allowed to throw the ball, and by that I mean he spiraled it downfield. The Steelers were basically a top-five team in terms of average yards per pass attempt over the…
  • Texan Recap

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:28 am
    Happy they won, looked great at times but I'm not ready to crown them kings yet. Thought Adams stepped up well. Thought outside the one play DD did a good job and Pouncey. AB and Bell, they are men among men. I think Motes should get more snaps than Harrison. The beard is back ! Cortez shouldn't be allowed on the field. William Gay is a great resource and if Taylor comes back, Gay needs to remain as corner playing opposite of Ike. LMAO when Troy leaped over the line. Offense was not putting up td's second half once again. Punter did great, coverage team was great, Dri Archer is a waste of our…
  • 2014 NFL Pick-em's Contest: Week 08

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:01 am
    Congrats to Bradyshawda for taking the Week 06 win. He now leads the contest. This year, more than likely the top seed will receive a bye straight to the second round. We will then have 9 other posters make the playoffs. The first round will consist of a elimination round where there will be 3 matches of 3 players. The survivors from that round will then go into the second round. From the divisional round to the Superbowl, each week the lowest scoring player is eliminated until one stands at the end. A little different than pervious years, but makes earning the top seed very important. Week…
  • Kipper : The #Steelers Offense Goes Where Ben Roethlisberger Takes It

    19 Oct 2014 | 3:50 pm
    It's a new Steelers season and with that comes the inaugural - Fire _____________ Offensive Coordinator. Going back to Ken Whisenhunt on the internet, fans have wanted the Steelers Offensive Coordinator fired. It must be what the cool kids do.. like wetting their pants in public. What is it about the Steelers Offense though? Why is it, that the Pittsburgh Steelers Offense, is always under-performing despite the Offensive Coordinator? The Steelers never consistently score enough Points despite being able to rack up yardage between the 20's. Look at the chart below : Year Yards Rank Yards…
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