Posted on March 30, 2011 by pittsburghflashfictiongazette
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In The Garden Of Love
The Old Soldier is having a few beers and watching a special on public television about the tsunami that hit Japan. It is excellent, doing what public television does best: deep investigative reporting without a political agenda.
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Posted on March 11, 2009 by pittsburghflashfictiongazette
The following excerpt is from an article by Timothy McNulty published in the 03/10/09 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Franco Dok Harris, the 29-year-old son of Steelers Hall of Famer Franco Harris, plans to run for mayor of Pittsburgh later this year.
The Shadyside resident will not compete against Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and others in the May 19 Democratic primary, but rather he will run as an independent in November. It will be his first run for office.
Those may seem like long odds, but Mr. Harris said he looks to Barack Obama as an example.
“A first-time senator from Illinois somehow figured out how to take on and beat probably the biggest political machine ever known in this country. You do that by empowering individuals and giving them hope,” he said in a phone interview.
Mr. Harris–who has politics, law and business degrees–said he wants to become mayor to help lead the city out of its still-looming fiscal problems…
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Posted on March 2, 2009 by pittsburghflashfictiongazette
Good luck, President Obama. You inherited an economic and political time bomb. And if the bomb explodes you will be blamed for it.
Then of course there’s our ally Pakistan that has become a failed state with nuclear weapons even if no administration, not even yours, can admit this to the American people.
I can’t understand what the Republican Party wants you to do. They sound like parrots: less spending and cut taxes. That’s their program. Well, they had their chance and their program has been utterly rejected by the voters of the United States of America.
Good luck, Mr. President. You’re going to need it.
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