Saturday, January 29, 2011

Fooled Again? Meet The New (PAT) Bosses . . .

Bravely resisting any temptation to implement mindless change merely for change's sake, and rewarding the architects of a trajectory that has crippled public transportation in Allegheny County, the board of directors of the Port Authority of Allegheny County has ensured cash will continue to flow in familiar directions re-elected every officer of the organization.

The List-Makers (and linchpins of a new financial flow, the Onorato for Auditor General campaign) continue, of course, to be prominently represented.

NOTE TO DISTRICT JUSTICE HANLEY, DETECTIVE GLICK AND VICTIM O'HARA: The image displayed with this post is not -- and is not intended to be -- an accurate, inaccurate, satirical, and/or misleading rendering of the Fraternal Order Of Police logo. We admit the depictions share the use of English words and the color blue, but we strongly object to any assertion that these similarities support the issuance of a search warrant, the use of a pre-dawn no-knock raid, or the deployment of a sonic weapon, imported riot police, or pepper-gas grenades.

Infinonytune: Won't Get Fooled Again, Pete Townshend


Anonymous said...


Infinonymous said...

No strawberries for you.

James said...

@Anon 10:47: Gesundheit!

Anonymous said...


You have nothing to fear.

They can't find you!


crystal said...

true story:

overheard Friday morning just before PAT board. Steve Bland, an ATU leader and a Pgh'ers for Public Transit activist (and two strangers)find themselves on the same elevator en route to the Board room.

ATU leader: Did you get my letter Steve?

Bland: Yes, I tore it up and threw it in the garbage. And the Board thinks you're an asshole.

And by the way, (to both transit advocates) there's nothing you and your morons can do about how and when these cuts are happening.

it would be great if some local reporter would start looking into the private transit operators that PAT has relationships with. And consider connecting some dots about the timing of the cuts.

Perhaps a new county executive might be willing to make some personnel changes at PAT.