Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Kids Decide The Darndest Things (Hence The Common Phrase "Adult Supervision")

Some troubling questions raised on the front page of the New York Times' online edition (example: How many Haitian orphans are orphans?) suggest that Pittsburgh is becoming an international demonstration project on the problems (and disasters and catastrophes) associated with entrusting public policy decisions to randomly selected local twenty-somethings.

UPDATE: A hurricane-like snowstorm tracking from the southeast (since when do hurricane-like snowstorms travel from the southeast?) is predicted to reach Pennsylvania in a couple of days. City of Pittsburgh residents should prepare for a couple of weeks without passable roads, or make immediate plans to visit relatives or friends residing in the suburbs.

UPPERDATE: The P-G's Mackenzie Carpenter, in a softer story, quotes a White House official:
"We're talking about an orphanage that was completely destroyed," said Tommy Vietor, a White House spokesman, who was in Haiti at the time of the airlift. "Anyone who had a heart" would have seen the logic behind letting these children in, he said.

The human heart is designed to work in association with a brain -- and logic is the brain's department.


Anonymous said...

you speak the truth, unfortunately

MH said...

I prefer randomly selected local twenty-somethings to local twenty-somethings selected because of their last name.

Anonymous said...

I'm hearing about KDKA having proof that Ravenstahl was in NOLA-as was originally reported. Any truth to them having/sitting on a story??? Wouldn't be the 1st time.

Infinonymous said...

I have heard nothing to that effect from any reliable source.

Anonymous said...

What is wrong with you? Those girls saved those babies. They sacrificed evertyhing to go to that country and their church paid for it not taxpayers and you complain with innuendos? You should be helping Ginny and Ali and Jamie plus everyone who helped and everybody else contributing and praying for them not making snide remarks.

You make me very mad. I hope God finds your heart