The gag tag is correct. The unions and liberals have destroyed a once vibrant (albeit a bit smokey) city that served as the arsenal of the world. Now the powers that be are trying to transform what used to be a "shot 'n beer" town into their vision of a metrosexual paradise.
These photos capture the Pittsburgh of my childhood when J&L and USS afforded near full-employment to anyone able to work. Sure, the air was thick with the fumes from the mills along the three rivers but it was the smell of prosperity in what was a working man's town. Given a choice between the "Paris on the Confluence" and the Pittsburgh I recall, it's an easy choice for me. Bring back the smoke!
posted on 12/26/2012 3:47:51 PM PST
(DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
I agree whole heartily. As a fellow Rust Belter who lives in the City of Cleveland.
The do-gooder environmental idiot come to my door regularly about Mital and the proposed incinerator for Cleveland Power. I all but physically throw them off my property and give them a lecture about the trade offs between a pristine environment and economic viability. I often chase them down the street.
posted on 12/26/2012 6:41:24 PM PST
by Jim from C-Town
(The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
Jones and Laughlin who needs them, we have our Asia made ipads. That’s the way to national prosperity.
posted on 12/26/2012 6:50:27 PM PST
(The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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