Showing posts from October 28, 2007


The Truth About Transportation

The collapse of a heavily traveled bridge outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota in August opened eyes everywhere and focused our attention on the safety of our nation’s infrastructure. States all over the country are grappling with this reality and struggling to find solutions. In fact, so dire our crisis, Pennsylvania is at risk of going beyond having some of the worst roads and bridges in the nation, to a real tragedy like the one in Minnesota.

One of the main causes of the transportation funding crisis facing us today can be traced back to the passage of the last federal transportation plan, supported by Congressman John Peterson. Unfortunately, under the law, Pennsylvania received the lowest increase in transportation funding of any state in the country. One question that comes to mind is why Congress would underfund Pennsylvania’s transportation network when all freight and passenger traffic going from east to west or north to south goes through the Keys…


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Baby Bigfoot

OK. I wasn't going to write about this but I suppose I have no choice now. Ever since Scott started talking about it on his show last Tuesday, the story has taken on a life of its own. If you do a Google News search for "Bigfoot," you'll see that story about the creature has gone international. It was even the top story on Countdown with Keith Olbermann last night.

It's a bear with mange. Granted, it's a really bad case of mange, but that's what I think. Why? No, not just because that's what the PA Game Commission says. I'll admit I'm not an expert on bears, but I do know that mother bears protect their cubs -- fiercely. If some "creature" was that close to those cubs, where the heck was the mother bear? Wouldn't she have been in one of the pictures? So, that's why I think the poor sickly looking creature is a bear -- the mother of the cubs in the picture.

On a side note: In college, I was nuts about a guy whose nickname was Sa…