What Fresh Hell Is This?

March 12, 2010

Pittsburgh's St. Politics Day, I mean St. Patrick's Day Parade

Pittsburghers know that our city holds one of the nation's largest St. Patrick's Day parades. We also know that -- coming as it does two months before primary elections -- it is chock full of politicians looking for votes. This year will be no exception, however there will also be activists targeting politicians:
  • Pro Health Care Reform
    Undoubtedly Rep. Jason Altmire will be there. Why not let him (and all the pols) know that you want TO FREAKIN' PASS HEALTH CARE REFORM NOW. Make your own sign or pick up one today at Organizing for America Office, 5170 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201 and make your voice heard.

  • Pro Police Beating Up Innocent Teens

    Via The Trib:
    Pittsburgh police plan to use tomorrow's St. Patrick's Day Parade to show support for three officers accused of beating a Pittsburgh teen.

    In a memo dated today, the Fraternal Order of Police Fort Pitt Lodge No. 1 encouraged its members to come out in "unprecedented" numbers during the parade and to purchase T-shirts for $12 stating "We Support Our Three Brothers."

    On the front of the shirts are the numbers 3599, police code that represents the officers' zone number and status as being assigned to plainclothes duty


    FOP President Dan O'Hara wouldn't say what the sales of T-shirts tomorrow would benefit.

    It's "really not relevant," he said. "This is something we want to do to show support for our officers, and that's what we're going to do."
    Guess it beats the Blue Flu . . .

  • Parade Info:
    Saturday, March 13, 2010
    10:00 AM
    Route here


    Peg said...

    That display was a total embarrassment. Support them doing what? Beating an innocent high school student?

    Better idea? March in Memory of the officers that were lost last year.

    Maria said...


    Ol' Froth said...

    Altmier wasn't at the parade, but some of his people were. I let them know that I live in his district, and that I want HCR passed.

    Maria said...

    Can you say chicken?