Sunday, February 05, 2006

Prediction: Steelers win with a score of 3-14. And NO overtime.

Prediction: Seahawks 3 - Steelers 14. That's 3-14. The statement, 3-14 is more than a football score, as it is a date, March 14, of the special election for district 3, city council, city of Pittsburgh.

Frankly, I'm worried about OVERTIME. I don't want any overtime in the SuperBowl.

Likewise, I don't want to see so much overtime in the payroll of city workers so as to drain the city's annual budget. Nearly ten percent of the city's payroll budget is being sucked up in overtime charges including public safety workers: Emergency Medical Service, Firefighters and Police. They've had a flock of retirements and a shortage of new employees hired. The miss-management hurts in the day-to-day lives of these workers, their families and productivity. Plus, the second bit of pain comes from the inflated salaries that lead to higher pensions for years to come as these folks retire.

Most of all, we can't have any OVERTIME tonight, past the game. Outside my door and up-and-down the South Side the police have deployed road blocks and barracades. Stores are boarded up, like a hurricane is expected. Nobody should be tackled or sacked on the streets of the city AFTER the game ends. Leave the trash talking to Joey Porter too. Let lawlessness reside in Detroit (if it must reside anywhere). Lawlessness isn't welcomed in Pittsburgh and elsewhere throughout our region.

Super Bowl XL = can come to mean, Extra Liberty = Everyone Wins!

Around the South Side today, I hope to post mini, 4-color, artistice Pittsburgh signs that say:
Everyone wins!

1 comment:

Mark Rauterkus said...

from DS

How about:

Subsidy-Sucking Steelers who scrapped their 25-year old stadium and
stuck Pennsylvanians with massive debt: 21

Super-Subsidy-Sucking Seahawks who scrapped their 10-year-old
stadium and stuck Washingtonians with massive debt: 16

Taxpayers: 0

There are some things taxes should buy. For everything else, there's