Monday, July 14, 2008

Is Pittsburgh About To Burn?



We aren't ones to spread mass panic.
But if you aren't watching this Casino mess.

You might want to start.



Pittgirl talked about this last week on [Burgblog].

And now more people are talking:


"Sens. Jane Orie, R-McCandless, and Jim Ferlo, D-Highland Park, sent a letter today to board Chairwoman Mary D. Colins urging the board not to hastily approve a refinancing plan being sought by casino license holder Don Barden, who is ceding control of his Majestic Star casino project to an investors' group from Chicago."
[PG]


To sum everything up, they want to re-open the entire casino awarding process.

What could this mean for the Penguins?

No clue.
We assume that whenever the Casino mess gets settled, someone will honor the 7.5 million- dollar commitment to the Penguins.


We don't give a rats ass about politics.
But the vomit rags at the State Gaming Board at this point should all be fired/ and or shot.

What the F were they doing?




Stay tuned for this one.

215 comments:

snickerdoodles said...

Am I the FIRST to comment?
Go Me!!

SexyChubbs said...

First! Nice!

SexyChubbs said...

Damn

PittHockey said...

wait, WAT?

PittHockey said...

if this casino/funding/arena dance goes another round... F%#&

stokes said...

I cannot, in any way, convey my anger and absolute disgust at the State Gaming Board, and anyone else associated with it, be it Rendell, Luke or Onorato. This fiasco is a disgrace to the city and an abomination in general.

I'm just....speechless...


&^%*@

Flyer Hater said...

If the casino defaults on the loan, the state will be forced to pick up the tab. There's no possible way that funding for the arena comes into question again. I'm sure there will be an article by Rob Rossi tomorrow saying that the move to Kansas City is imminent.

Dr. Turkleton said...

Where's Jerome 'The Bus' Bettis been recently?


in a perfect world...

•Mark Madden gets hired by the X.
•eats Tim Benz as an afternoon snack.
•By eating Benz, suffers a serve case of coprophagia which causes him to be bed-ridden for the rest of his life.
•Vinnie slides into the drivers seat!

Dan said...

well looks like someone shouldn't have passed up on a FREE $300 million arena. did i mention it was FREE? like how brooks orpik gives out FREE candy...

the governor of philadelphia = epic fail. this is what happens when someone puts a bunch of their jobbers in places they shouldn't be. this is why people should inform themselves. read. watch the news. educate yourself as much as possible. when you do that, and vote appropriately, the odds of stupidity such as this fall way down.

Dan said...

side note about tim benz. his cousin is actress julie benz, who is hot, and has been naked a few times. just sayin.

Lisa-Marie said...

I have the Habs schedule--and the Pens are in Montreal February 3rd and April 11th.

Not that that really helps, but hey--it's two dates!

Flyer Hater said...

Jerome Bettis hosting a 4 hour radio show in the afternoons=EPIC FAIL

If one person listens to that shit other than Smizik, I'll be stunned.

akus said...

thoughts;


sabresjet, since You live in Dayton, do you know of a place called,Dixie's Bakery and Resturant?


Directv ;
order it on the phone, IF you have a referral, do not order it online( it's one of those, Oh, nowwwwwwwwwwwwww, You tell me, moments)


Saving Grace;
New episode, new season tonight.

Roadtrip;
Count me in for an away game. I thought i heard mumbles about a Crap invasion possibly.

Free Candy=root beer floats

Facebook;
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1023052166

Homesick;
Wingsblog 2.0

Blue/White Jerseys;
Dion, (I cant remember His #)

Sick kid;
Mom pulling out hair


chubbs;
thanks for the heads up on the new post


aye to the staff;
We don't give a rats ass about politics.

Another brick in the wall;
"If you don't eat your meat, you can't have any pudding! How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?!",

Flyer Hater said...

I wonder where Jerome is when his little buddy turns out to be a fraud. That's what happens when you give something away because of race, just sayin...

fleuryous said...

Fuck my life.


Idiots.

I Have Kasparaitis said...

Tampa Bay is running Hockey Bay USA promo ... I want to shoot myself ... why won't they or the Pens release their schedule now? I need as much time as I can get to harass my parents to go to a game ... (yeah, I know Wednesday is the expected date, but I need to start the whining process, trust me.)

@Akus: "If you don't eat your meat, you can't have any pudding! How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?!" ... My Dad always used to say that to me when I was younger in his version of a Scottish accent ...

fleuryous said...

LOVE Floyd.

Dr. Turkleton said...

FH...

Affirmative Action used to choose a slots license winner = EPIC FAIL.

akus...

your ramblings are about as crazy as a $3 bill. [HA!]


[TANK]

debrisslide said...

I fucking hate that casino.

eileenover said...

I'm so sick of this casino shit. We all knew Barden was a moron from the start.

becky said...

Turning this into jossblog for a moment - you may recognize julie benz from her work on both Buffy (in the first scene of the first episode no less) and Angel. And yes, she is a hot piece of hot. I'm stunned that she's related to tim benz, but i don't know why.

that is all.

Kat said...

So, still no schedule? Weak...

On the bright side, Free Candy accepted my request on Facebook.

Quingo77 said...

Look, I have to say this....


I'm not a Steeler fan at a(die hard penguins fan though so figure that out)

but damn you Jerome Bettis for backing this guy and trying to get hime approved for the casino b/c he's from your f*cking hometown....

how they new went with Isle of Capri Casinos is beyond me....

what a fucking mess this still may turn out to be, this pisses me off more than the ignorant comments of people on here that don't know a damn thing about anything in hockey and flyer fans!!!

wooooooo

J.S. said...

Is anybody watching the HR Derby?

Josh Hamilton = sick

23 runs with 8 outs....FIRST ROUND, and still going.

Quingo77 said...

sorry been drinking....

fuck you jerome.... fuck you rendel.... fuck you philly... pittsburgh stay classy

I Have Kasparaitis said...

I can't hate the Bus ... I love the Steelers too much ... although I was mad that he blamed Faneca for him fumbling the ball at the end of Colts game ... just because the Bus recommended him, it doesn't mean he's a good candidate. Bettis has been a football player his entire life, and not that he's stupid but what does he know in these concerns? I place all blame on the board and the government ... they just wanted to move this along to seem like heroes. I hate our politicians ...

I Have Kasparaitis said...

BTW: Stephen ... that's my favorite Dicky so far!! He looks awesome!

Dan said...

batman dicky = vomit sick

Dan said...

the good news is i can gamble at this casino now. i was gonna boycott barden's, because he in fact sucks balls.

brndlynn said...

@ stephen: like i said on facebook - incredible. i have no words.


"Affirmative Action used to choose a slots license winner = EPIC FAIL." i couldnt agree more dr t.
our politicians are horrible and let Bettis sway their votes purely because he was Steeler, imo.

Flyer Hater said...

Dr. Turk, there should only be affirmative action for Alyssa Milano.

TheFandangler said...

Fucking gay...

This city absolutely sucks ass leak!

...The pens are too good of an organization to be in this mess.

Super Mario <3

Carroll said...

@BNG66 - I'm watching 27 dresses and I thought of you! ;)

Dr. Turkleton said...

brndlynn...

guess the Bus should have applied for a larger loan at his S&T Bank to help his partner.


FH...

I'd vote YES.

Milano swears off baseball players

smitty said...

I see this casino/arena deal is going waaaaaaaaay smoother than say, Isle of Capri.

Nice f'en job eddy,danny,lukie wukie!

F'en TURDS!!!




btw (from midgetsexblog)...

34.5 = 69 for midgets

TheNWChica said...

Milano swears off baseball players Well she'd better leave the hockey boys alone!

Oh, and when did she date TommyHockey? I don't remember that...I do remember Barry Zito though.

TheFandangler said...

Nice...

Bringing back the midge sex... it's a great day for us all.

fleuryous said...

YES.

midgetsex makes a comeback.


I love life.

Maria said...

Midget sex has moved over to this post too? Damn.

This casino thing is stressing me out. What a mess. It makes me want to punch a baby.

@j.s. I returned home from work (after three hours of overtime...grr) and my boyfriend and his friends were playing some version of a Homerun Derby drinking game. Needless to say, Josh Hamilton did them in. I don't even like baseball but I was starting to get chills from watching him. And the 71 year old pitching? Classic.

TheFandangler said...

Fleuryous... I'd personally like to thank you for originally bringing midget sex into my life. I hopped on the bandwagon pretty quickly but it's only because I'm a big supporter of what you do.

coffeytalk said...

best.dicky.ever.

Colin said...

Josh Homailton is on heroin out there...




Too soon?




Honestly, the dude is unreal.

I Have Kasparaitis said...

@Dr. Turk: That sounds like the dumbest reason to swear off baseball players ... they are now all childish? And all Flyer players are idiots ... wait a minute *laughs*

In all seriousness, she obviously doesn't pick them well or she is too high maintenance.

fleuryous said...

haha, thank you very much, fandangler.

You're on facebook, right?

fleuryous said...

44 comments=FREECANDY.

brndlynn said...
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brndlynn said...

midget sex? what the hell did i miss in the last cblog?

TheFandangler said...

Yeah, I am... mainly because I've succumb to peer pressure. =\ pushoverblog

TheFandangler said...

brandy:

You missed midget sex, The Indian Triller, and an awesome picture of free candy with oompa loompas.

fleuryous said...

My hot tip: do NOT google "midget sex". You will be in for a world of...fascination and wonder?

and maybe emotional scarring.

fleuryous said...

I think we may be friends, but I forget your real name...I am so terrible :(.

I'm Kelly O-ski. haha

TheFandangler said...

Either that or new sexual direction... not me... just saying.

eileenover said...

I had no intention of Googling midget sex haha. I can't believe we're still talking about this.

TheFandangler said...

Yes Kelly, We are friends. I'm Kevin Braun.

Maria said...

You missed midget sex, The Indian Triller, and an awesome picture of free candy with oompa loompas.

All of which kept me entertained while I was being held hostage in a cubicle.

I'm torn about Facebook. I've avoided getting one this long because I don't want to become the typical collegiate Facebookwhore, but at the same time I want to get in on FreeCandyBlog & be invited to events and stuff. Decisions decisions. Sigh.

smitty said...

Here's something to think about.

If you think the 3 stooges have done a fine job with the casino/arena, wait, it gets better.

1 of them could be the next Governor.

1 of them may end up with a cabinet position , depending on the outcome of the election.


Good times are a cummin!
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

J.S. said...

colin, thanks for making that heroin joke.

I don't feel too bad about my "the way he's hittin' the ball, he must be on something" comment I made earlier.

Stoosh said...

The arena and the arena funding are not in jeopardy. The bonds to cover the arena financing were issued a while ago; once that was done, nothing could really be done to derail the construction of the arena.

The bonds were to be paid off in part with Barden's $7.5M/year contribution. Depending on how many loopholes the financing agreement has in it, that obligation will rest either with the new casino ownership or the taxpayers.

This talk from Orie and Ferlo may just be talk from two elected officials looking to primarily interject their names into the media. I can understand why they want to re-open the bidding process, but it's not like bids can be drawn up overnight. What are we going to do? Wait another two years before the bids are prepared, submitted, investigated and another decision is reached by the gaming board while the project sits dormant?

The casino is going up one way or another; it's already about 1/3 of the way completed, so it's not like they're going to tear anything down and rebuild it. The new owner will be bound in some form by the existing location and design. What they need to do is figure out who the new ownership is going to be. Perhaps re-opening the bidding process is possible given that board won't need to investigate all the same factors they did before. But still...

I hate to say this, but given the way that Plan B financing was secured, if they really wanted to avoid these problems as far as the actual casino was concerned, perhaps the best choice would've been Harrah's.

Isle of Capri had money issues as well; that's why they needed to sweeten their deal with the arena. The Isle of Capri would've clearly been the best one for the Pens and also probably would've had the best overall location (at least in terms of access). But they did have some financial solvency issues...nowhere near the issues Barden is having, but I don't believe IOC stacked up against Harrah's in terms of fiancial stability.

Given that Forest City/Harrah's would've likely agreed to the same terms Barden did under Plan B - especially once Burkle got heavily involved - the best decision the gaming board could've made strictly for the welfare of the actual casino project might have been to give it to Harrah's.

I Have Kasparaitis said...

SMITTY!! You had to bring this back up ... *shakes head* JK

@maria: I also was basically forced into facebook ... I'm on it too much but it's fun ... it's your decision ...

And I can't still read comments for freecandyblog! FB hasn't e-mailed me yet ...

brndlynn said...

wow. i missed alot. i'll have to go back at some point and look for the free candy pic.

TheFandangler said...

Stoosh = TheMan....

Thanks dudes.

J.S. said...

nice, Morneau wears #33 not because of a baseball player, but because of Patty Wah.

Maria said...

Stoosh. How do you know everything.

Committed.

TheFandangler said...

Maria:

Facebook is lame... but it can be a good way to communicate. I've just recently joined tPB alliance!

I Have Kasparaitis said...

Whit's on FB right now, Dr. Turk ... just sayin ... *smirks* I still want a conversation between yinz 2 to happen ..

brndlynn said...

@ ihk: freecandyblog is dead.

@ maria: that was my concern too but its not too bad. the only people i have on it are basically all cbloggers with a few exceptions.

fleuryous said...

Just because...



CANDYMAN.>

Colin said...

WWSP

What Would Stoosh Post

eileenover said...

I've been thinking about saying something to Whit just to see if he replies, but I'm too much of a wuss.

fleuryous said...

and thank you, Stoosh.


COMMIT TO THE STOOSH.

brndlynn said...

@ fleuryous: haha. thanks!

TheFandangler said...

"Hey Whits... My Meat. What's your response to that?"

fleuryous said...

No problem.

I googled "Ooma Loompa" for whatever reason, found that picture, and I knew something had to happen. haha


The fact that Brooksie's picture is so eerie makes it so much better.

Does he really have to take a new one? haha

smitty said...

IHK, I didn't want to leave the question I left on last post to go unanswered. "laughing"

coffeytalk said...

there's a lot of oompa talk goin' on around here which makes me think of this:

Oompa loompa, doompadee dossum, Dwight is now gone, which is totally awesome. Why was he gone, he was such a nice guy. No, he was not, he was a total douche. Doompadee doom.

I Have Kasparaitis said...

@eileen: I know ... I want to do that so bad ... I don't know if he'd even respond. *laughs*

@brndlynn: Well, I still haven't read what has been said a long time ... I at least want to now what went on ... and if that was a problem it means other things will be, too ... *frowns*

coffeytalk said...

instead of scrubs, i will reference the office

Maria said...

Boredom has caused me to cave.

smitty said...

Stoosh = Voice of reason

fleuryous said...

Maria,

added you faster than 1st grade math.

TheFandangler said...

I added you slower than 12th grade subtraction class.

brndlynn said...

@ ihk: makes sense. just didnt want you to think we've been there every night.
@ coffeytalk: that clip is hilarious.

Maria said...

12th grade subtraction class was a killer.

eileenover said...

coffeytalk I love Andy Bernard. That episode and the one when he punches a hole in the wall are his best.

The Big K said...

If the Pens were in KC right now because Isle of Capris didn't get the license, I'd be pissed.

Since I can't even gamble yet, I'm just thrilled at the misfortune of the arrogant, Penguin hating fucks on the PA Gaming Board, and of course Don Barden, the joke.

TheFandangler said...

Maria... You're telling me. I was adding.

coffeytalk said...

andy bernard's greatest hits

fleuryous said...

Well, I'm off to bed.
Manual labor early tomorrow morn.


Feel free to talk more about midget sex, Oompa Loompas, and FREECANDY. and 12th grade subtraction class.

I'll talk to yinz tomorrah.

TheFandangler said...

Seeya Fleuryous!

G'nightblog.

Maria said...

Free Candy and midget sex IN 12th grade subtraction class? Anyone have a high school experience like that? haha. G'Night Fleuryous.

TheFandangler said...

Highschool would've been easier to deal with if i had that.

eileenover said...

*cough*Loser*cough* Josh did you hear what I said?

coffeytalk said...

i'm going to kill you for real.

eileenover said...

I don't trust you Phyllis!

sabrejets said...

"If you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas..."

I hope Stoosh is right and the casino mess doesn't affect the Penguins...the big money has been trying to get gaming in Ohio for years and the voters keep saying no. In the Ohio Valley they say "look at all that money we lose to Mountaineer and Wheeling Downs!" In Cincinnati they say, "look at all that money that goes to the riverboats in Indiana..." and they promise everything is gonna get fixed with the revenue, there's going to be all these jobs, and on and on...
It must be lucrative 'cause every time the voters say no, they put it on again. But I don't buy what they say about fixing all of the state's ills with the money. And I hope you all in Pennsylvania didn't either...

Lloyd said...

anyone subscribe to DVE's podcast feed?

apparently they had an interview with Marc-Andrew Fleury...


does anyone proofread anymore?

Dr. Turkleton said...

But I don't buy what they say about fixing all of the state's ills with the money. And I hope you all in Pennsylvania didn't either...

here in PA...the money generated from the casinos is mainly going towards property tax relief....the North Shore Casino alone is to generate, per year, 7mil for the city of PGH, 7mil for Allegheny Co. and 119mil to the state for the sole purpose of property tax reductions.

I Have Kasparaitis said...

I love the Office .. I like Andy, but Dwight is my favorite because he's so retarded ... Jim, Pam, and Ryan are very close ... *smiles* So was Toby ... Toby and Dwight were tied for my favorite ... lunatics ...

Jim pranks Dwight Fav. one @ 6:32 *smiles*

Toby vs. Michael

@Lloyd: Thanks for reminding me about that ... I haven't listened to the new Evgeni Malkin's Diary ... Also, talk about fail on the Flower headline *laughs*

Novos51 said...

Mobster gets license in Poconos
Philly casino doesnt know where to build
Lawrence County gets a race track but can't get a slots license
Barden gets a license therefore costing taxpayers 300 million dollars and then says my bad
Veon
Ramaley
Corruptandindictedblog

Rendell?

See any connections?

It's always always always always about the money

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1261154200

TheFandangler said...

PA politics suck donkey boners...

IHK: when're you taking over for this poor excuse for legit politics?

dlonlo said...

The Intro On Tampas Website Makes Me Sick.

http://lightning.nhl.com/

eileenover said...

I think Kevin and Stanley are hilarious. I always feel bad for Toby too since Michael is so mean to him. Dwight is definitely my favorite though.

TheFandangler said...

I don't know why I'm saying this... but I'm not a big fan of the office....or scrubs for that matter.

Don'tHateMeBecauseI'mDifferentBlog!

coffeytalk said...

alright jobbers. time to turn in and pop some dvds of the office now.

nighters.

eileenover said...

Night coffey!

Maria said...

@ dlonlo, I can't wait to watch Tampa Bay crash & burn.

Pennsylvania should have left the casinos for WV to deal with. Legalizing gaming just seems to be causing more headaches than it's worth. And yeah, I realize it's supposed to bring in a lot of revenue to the city/state, but the entire process has been corrupt and I can't see it getting any better.

I Have Kasparaitis said...

@thefandangler: Well it's my senior year in high school coming up and I want an education (journalism) and to become a lawyer (I know I'm picking the careers that everyone loves *smiles*) ... sorry, you have a little while before I'm taking action ... but I expect a campaign from my c-bloggers *laughs*

@dlonlo: I skipped that as soon as I saw that ... you like their Hockey Bay USA campaign, too?

TheFandangler said...

IHK/Potash 2015????

Free Candy Sect. of Defense!

sabrejets said...

Turkl
I hope the property owners get that relief too. But I put promises about the wonders of casino revenue right up there with what they say about building toll roads "Oh as soon as it's paid for the tolls will go away..." That's what they said about the Ohio T.P. and that's what they told people in Chicago about the tollway.

I've not been to Vegas but I'll tell you where I have been:
Mountaineer, which is nice, but what really has it done for Newell, Chester, Midland etc.? Have things really turned around?

I've been to a casino on the Pima reservation outside Tucson. Inside it was nice, outside was what you'd expect and what you hear about the reservation, i.e. people scraping by.

And then there was the riverboat I visited in Dubuque Iowa. Same story, a casino on a barge...you could put Dubuque down along the Ohio River and it would look like just another depressed river town...

In Ohio it's going to fix education funding.
So was the Ohio Lottery when they put that in...

If the property owners see that relief that'll be great, but these casino deals are always sold to voters as a panacea.

becky said...

that's the sickest dick yet. batdick rules!

TheFandangler said...

batdick...

awesome

I Have Kasparaitis said...

Alright, c-blog ... I have to get off ... my Mom is yelling at me!

Good night!!

dlonlo said...

Matt Cooke is still on the caps roster

http://capitals.nhl.com/team/app/?service=page&page=NHLPage&id=20325

penstone410 said...

brndlynn!
i watched season 1 of scrubs at work today! hilAAAArious! now i know what i was missing out on, but not for long!
season 2 for tomorrow..

Flyer Hater said...
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Flyer Hater said...

In terms of corruption:

Current PA Politics>Politics during the French Revolution

Robespierre=Stunned

Stoosh said...

@ Sabrejets -

I was always under the impression that the "slots revenue for property tax relief" was mostly a justification to get certain demographics to come to terms with the legislation of slots parlors in PA (old people). I hope it goes through and maybe we'll see some legitimate relief from it, but I'm not holding my breath. And maybe I'm just cynical, but I'd be willing to guess that the state will more than likely find a way to take what you saved in property taxes back somewhere else.

But I'll be very honest...I didn't give a rat's ass who got the license or what the state did to get the slots legislation through as long as they did it because it was instrumental in keeping the Pens here. Private funding - even partial private/corporate funding for an arena - likely wasn't going to be available otherwise, and the state sure as hell wasn't chipping in dime one for an arena here without at least something coming from private funding (which, as I said, without slots was likely not going to be there). There was going to be no Nationwide riding in on their white horse to save the day the way they did in Columbus (and even that took an unreal land rights deal and tax breaks out the wazoo to get Nationwide to commit to that).

The slots license provided the mechanism by which the Pens were able to secure private funding. It kept the Pens here. If that's all I ever get from it, cool.

Flyer Hater said...

Taking all of our Pens bias out of the equation for a second, the license should have went to Harrah's/Forest City. You are 100% sure that there aren't going to be any fuck-ups in that case. The arena deal was going to get done regardless because Burkle was too big of a contributor to the Democratic party. We'd all be better off if Harrah's got the license.

sabrejets said...

Sorry for the rant, but the promises the gambling types make never seem to pan out.

Turkleton, if they send you a tax rebate check don't wait to cash it -- the first thing you know they'll be talking about a shortfall in the revenues...

Stoosh said...

Even when IoC didn't get the license, I was never REALLY worried that the Pens were leaving town.

There was going to be enough slots revenue out there and the Pens had become such a hot-button political issue, I figured there had to be a way to make it work. There was too much money, too much at stake in terms of political interests and too much time to get stuff worked out. And the lack of a few readily available relocation options helped, too (even KC was a stretch).

That's why I think even had the license gone to Forest City/Harrah's, Plan B still would've worked. Burkle got involved and made this a negotiation between just himself and Rendell. It didn't matter who the slots license winner was...just look at that way Barden - who was rather non-committal about contributing to the arena before the license - quickly changed his tune.

Barden went from being an integral piece of the puzzle to someone watching on the sidelines in the blink of an eye - or at least the time it took him to realize that neither Burkle nor Rendell were fucking around when it came to him agreeing to help finance part of the project.

One of the funniest things about the whole negotiation process to me was the dynamic in which the roles of certain characters in the process changed as negotiations got serious - particularly with Onorato, Ravenstahl and Barden.

When Burkle and Rendell decided to get down to brass tacks, I got the impression that Onorato was probably given sandwich and pizza duty and Ravenstahl was the coffee gopher and at that point, they didn't complain because they were just overjoyed to be in the same room as the big boys.

Flyer Hater said...

Stoosh, I remember one meeting where Barden showed up and everyone was genuinely shocked that he was there.

It was probably like a Family Thanksgiving, Rendell and Burkle sat at the Big Boy's table and Onorato and Ravendrunk watched re-runs of The Apprentice while "Mr. Big Stuff" played on a loop in the background.

TheFandangler said...

That process really pissed me off. They picked the worst option for the casino and it figures the dumb issue comes back up. The board of homo's were just arrogant ass clowns that did nothing in the interest of the county, city, and state.

brndlynn said...

@ penstone: gald you liked it! its one of my fav tv shows.

@ stoosh: completely agree on how the gaming license went down. Ravenstahl is just a young guy trying to pretend to be a important figure in politics. all the media attention when he first took office went to his head. my cousin married into his family and the stories hes told....wow. its scary to think he makes major decisions for the area.

Nick Saia (usa) said...

schneikies

sh0ez said...

Good evening. Cblog dead?

Stoosh said...

@ Flyer Hater -

I think I remember hearing that the exact quote from Burkle was, "What the fuck is he doing here?", when they realized Barden was in the room.

Basically, from what I've heard, after that initial meeting that Barden tried to get in on, they didn't bring him back into it until they when the agreement was hammered out. When they brought Barden in, there was no real negotiation...he was told what he would be contributing and when he would be contributing it, and that was it.

debrisslide said...

I am LOVING Dick as Batman. Watching Batman Begins tonight to get in the mood for Dark Knight. I couldn't convince my boyfriend to go to the IMAX with yinz (it's a huge drive for us and he was worried about getting lost), but we are going to the midnight showing at the Laurel Mall in Connellsville. . .can't waitttt.

Stoosh said...

@ Brndlynn -

I graduated from W&J just before he got there, but I had a lot of close friends who went to school with him and would share your sentiments exactly.

Joose said...

Protest.

DO IT.

Stoosh said...

OK C-bloggers...I'm off to bed. I'm exhausted and falling asleep at the computer and Don Barden's incompetence and douchebaggery is making my head hurt.

I'll be on tomorrow.

Good night, yinz.

penstone410 said...

ravenstahlblog
i interned with his office for a semester.. hes actually a really nice guy but i have no idea what the hell he is doing in office.. its like he thinks its playtime or something, i dont know.. when i was there, there was really NO actual work or legislation or politics going on, we went to more "events" than we did government meetings and stuff

eileenover said...

Just so you all know, Gary Oldman will be on Conan. I'm guessing that means there will be a clip from The Dark Knight.

eileenover said...

I remember when game 4 of the SCF was over I say Ravenstahl walking into the bathroom and yelled "Hey Lukey!"

eileenover said...

*saw

penstone410 said...

eileen
HAHA thats awesome! i called him "lukey" when i worked for him.. may have been a bit unprofessional but he wanted us to call him luke so he was asking for it!

TheFandangler said...

Talk to you guys tomorrow.

Midget sex will live on in infamy!

nightnight

sh0ez said...

@ eileen: I HOPE SO! I'll have a sweet clip of it in HD! I love my five stolen HD channels. Ha ha.

The Big K said...

goodnightblog

Enchanting to lurk on c-blog for the evening.

eileenover said...

@sh0ez

Haha well he just mentioned TDK so there must be a clip! WOOOOOOOOO!

penstone410 said...

eileen
IHK should have stayed up to watch conan.. the dark knight and kenny chesney? she would FLIP

sh0ez said...

Note: I'm attempting to use my pen+drawing tablet as a mouse, so I may be slow. Plus, my internet is due to die any second . . .

sh0ez said...

Also, my current Photoshop idea is gonna be awesome. It will be ready soon . . .


And, Conan has a mini wet spot below his lip that keeps making a glare and bothering me!

eileenover said...

I forgot about Kenny! She's going to be so mad when she finds out.

brndlynn said...

sh0ez i am really excited to see the photoshop. i dont know how it could be any better than the last one you did for us!
and the glare is really pissing me off to.

eileenover said...

The promo that guy made is hilarious.

penstone410 said...

HAHAHA that commerical was hilarious

penstone410 said...

so i guess its major conanblog now
and it could be my 12 inch tv but i cant see a wet spot.. those HD tvs really get everything

eileenover said...

Gary Oldman is badass.

sh0ez said...

He is.

sh0ez said...

@ penstone: I only have a 19 inch HD!


CLIP TIME!

penstone410 said...

CLIP TIME

eileenover said...

WOOOOOOOOOOO! I can't wait to see this movie.

sh0ez said...

AMAZING! I just CANNOT wait.

penstone410 said...

batmans voice = yummy
conans voice = little boy

SOOOO EXCITED!!!!

sh0ez said...

Laynie, are you attending TDKblog?

eileenover said...

I think Conan has a man crush.

penstone410 said...

=( no, i didnt get tickets..

eileenover said...

YES! New Heroes!

penstone410 said...

"MAURY! WHO MY BABY DADDY?!"

hahaha

brndlynn said...

the new heros season looks very sinister - im excited.

eileenover said...

Laynie you can probably still get tickets to the regular showing. Joose needs someone to go with.

sh0ez said...

I thought you were gonna get regular screen tickets and go with Joose?

jefe penguino said...

new heroes. now we are talkin!

brndlynn said...

jefe is like me @ QS&L the other night - listens for key words and then jumps in. lol.

penstone410 said...

pornstachetalk on conan.. reminds me of playoffbeardtalk *tear*

eileen
i want to join joose but i meant i cant get tickets.. my parents took my credit card so i cant get them..

sh0ez said...

The regule showing at 12:05 still has tickets available. However, there can't be TOO many considering they just added a 12:30 and a 12:45 showing of the movie, meaning they must be expecting a huge turnout. And I don't blame them.

eileenover said...

Brandi I remember when someone said threesome Rob and I were like what?


Oh that sucks Laynie =(

brndlynn said...

haha eileen. i remember that. i forget who was talking about it tho.

penstone410 said...

cbloggers discussing threesomes at wingsblog?
yep..sounds right


i know i am so upset.. im actually more upset over missing tDKblog than having my credit card taken away..

brndlynn said...

@ penstone: dirtyblog was def in full effect that night. and sorry you wont be able to make it thursday :(

penstone410 said...

arent you guys meeting up beforehand? i really want to finally meet some cbloggers and could at least hang out

eileenover said...

We're meeting at Eat 'n Park at 8.

jefe penguino said...

@brnd -lol. true that.

although i do have a casino experience in arizona. the only time i even went to a casino here, it was late one night while my friend gambling and i was messing around. no big deal.

but the very next day. that casino was robbed, around lunchtime. and guess where the robbers supposedly showed up? my workplace.

SWAT team showed up and we were ducking for cover. eventually evacuated. cops thought they were next door and there was a standoff, but apparently they were not there at all. whatev.

cant find the link, but this one says the driver got 6.5 years.

Kat said...

Eileen, Thanks for the heads up on Gary Oldman.

And I can't wait for the new season of Heroes. I have to catch up on the last few eps of the last season though. Damn writers strike...

jefe penguino said...

here is a snippet of adam carolla talking about dark knight. sharing this cause hes my idol.

crazy how much mula this is gonna make. maybe ill jus go to a matinee next week thank you very much.

sh0ez said...

Yes. Do EnPblog at 8!

Photoshop idea is done. Just waiting for my internet to stop being lame so I can upload.

brndlynn said...

haha jefe. that sounds like it was fun...or not.

penstone410 said...

if i can move some work stuff around tomorrow i will be there at 8!

and cant wait for new heroes, this past season was just total SHIT compared to the first, and ive heard the new stuff is supposed to be redeeming-cant wait!

jefe penguino said...

it WAS FUN! there were even swat guys disguised as bushes. i cant even find the pictures. missed most the day of work, although we were behind..

another fun fact: mike tyson's anger management was across the street from us.

he called me crazy. greatest moment ever.

penstone410 said...

mike tyson called you crazy?!
oh wow, that is AWESOME!
id prob be too scared to be that close to him..

brndlynn said...

if i ever met tyson i would be stho tempted to sthart slurring my wordsth.

sh0ez said...

@ brandi: Me, too!

jefe penguino said...

the story behind that was, me and several coworkers, mostly girls, saw him out there on his phone so we all went out. they were all hugging him and stuff. which got me thinking.

but anyway, one asked what he was doing over here and he said, "because im always in trouble with girls like yall"..

haha, so i said, "yeah mike i DO NOT blame you, just look around! i hear ya!" so he said, "yo dat boy is crazy man!"

i shouldve had him punch me or something.

brndlynn said...

i dont think i could get my voice as high as his tho.

jefe penguino said...

hahaha i would love to see you make fun of iron mike in front of iron mike. which is sort of what i did. but i still meant it...

sh0ez said...

I could probably. As scary as that may be . . .

brndlynn said...

you must have worked with the same girls i did jefe.
shoez: we will have to test that out and see if you can on thursday. lol.

sh0ez said...

Ha ha. I've only tested it singing in my car . . .

Michelle could. She can do this high pitched talking that is funny.

jefe penguino said...

haha, yeah that guy gets a lot of love for being a convict. but anyway. im going to watch a movie and such. see yaz.

eileenover said...

I can do a pretty good high pitched voice. But if I saw Tyson I'd probably just laugh at him.

sh0ez said...

Is it weird that I'm sewing my work pants at 2AM?

Allison said...

@sh0ez
not at all cause I'm sewing my work shirt at 2 in the morning

sh0ez said...

But I'm a dude, dude!

sh0ez said...

Cblog is died.

penstone410 said...

laundryblog was calling
im back

i can do a hgh pitched voice! in fact when i was helping out the people i babysit for tonight, we were bored and started watching alvin and the chipmunks in the car.. then we proceeded to talk in chipmunk voices for the rest of the night.. it got annoying very quickly, but id love to hear sh0ez's voice, we must figure out a good song for him to sing to show us

brndlynn said...

sh0ez: rob finally saw the ps you made for fb. haha.

sh0ez said...

The song that taught me:

AFI - "This Time Imperfect"

I have never sung in front of anyone.

I can also do most metalcore songs 'cause I can scream and sing. Woo.

sh0ez said...

@ brandi: I know! Think he is mad? Ha ha.

brndlynn said...

i think he secretly loves it.

penstone410 said...

turn!

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