Counting the beans & counting on pots of gold - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Counting the beans by Joe Sabino MistickJoe wrote of a slugfest of blog attacks, but neither Ravenstahl nor Peduto have opened any blogs. Go figure.
Of interest is the mention of the kid's story, Jack and the Beanstalk. I like parables.
The main character in that story made a bad decision and traded, (gambler), his precious asset (cow) for some magic beans. He was tricked.
Sounds like selling off the water authority for cash to help build a stadium to watch 'roid enhanced ball players (S.F. Giants).
But Jack in the fairy tale doesn't really count the beans. He chucks the investment out the window. A real controller might be a bit more tight fisted.
Stealing happens in the story with poor Jack going elsewhere, perhaps suburbia, to rip off the slumbering, and wealthy.
Bandit Jack returns to his senior citizen home after burning the bridge to prospertity with a bag of gold, magic hen and golden harp. Mistick says that those are the kinds of things that it will take to save Pittsburgh.
Fe, Fi, Fo, Fum. Watch for would-be controllers on the run.
The story doesn't work for me. I'm not interested in promoting politicians who have a history of making bad decisions and think that they have to rip off others to get ahead. By that standard, Doug Shields and Mike Dawida are OUT.
As for Lamb, Pokora and Macklin -- well -- I've yet to see ANYTHING from them.
Perhaps the watch-dog media types in Pittsburgh can spin another yarn of another fairy tail soon. Weave the names of candidates into a saga of psuedo-news based on hype and smoke. Replay to the voters how the building blocks of democracy come from the bedrock found in the book of Mistick.
Joe, the golden harp might be out of tune.