Monday, May 21, 2018

Best of Pittsburgh --- Golly I don't even know any of these

The golden age of blogging in Pittsburgh is only a fleeting memory, no pun intended for The Admiral. Today's list from The City Paper.

Local blogger list:
Best local Snapchat has only three selections, but I never use Snapchat:
  • ArtLikeUs
  • Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership
  • Pittsburgh Steelers
Best local Instagram, again, not my thing, but who are these folks, other than the last name, Rick Sebak. 
  • abcseeheardo
  • bambiqween
  • bardlebee
  • idxdnapps
  • keeppittsburghdope
  • lawrencevilleairbnb
  • lunchnotesketch
  • nkoehlerphotography
  • richardchristman
  • ricksebak
My favorite nonprofits are not on the list.
  • The Pittsburgh Project
  • DePaul School
The CP list
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh
  • BikePGH
  • Casa San Jose
  • CureRock
  • Girls Rock! Pittsburgh
  • Hello Bully
  • Mid-Atlantic Mothers' Milk Bank
  • The Homeless Children's Education Fund
  • The Society of Saint Vincent De Paul
  • Wicked Pittsburgh Art Collective
Local Twitter:
  • @billpeduto
  • @davedicello
  • @Jlynnstagram
  • @northshorenine
  • @partnerspod
  • @penguins
  • @PGHLiveMusic
  • @pittsburghnerd
  • @socialkimly
  • @ValerieGauvain
Best activist
  • Arielle Cohen
  • Aryanna Berringer
  • Ashley Comans
  • Blak Rapp Medusa
  • Chance Thomas
  • Ciora Thomas
  • Jessica Semler
  • Leon Ford
  • Lyndsey Sickler
  • Monica Ruiz

I don't drink much at all. Even when with the South Side Pops, I often go without. 
  • Aaron Gschwendtner
  • Bill Peduto
  • Joey Spehar
  • Nicholas Supertzi
  • Randy of Randyland
  • Rick Sebak
  • Sidney Crosby
  • The moon baby
  • Vernard Alexander
  • Viva Valezz
Reading this got me to sign in and place my first vote, best public servant. Name might be better called best public employee. Servant, well, sorta. 
  • Bill Peduto
  • Corey O'Connor
  • Dan Gilman
  • Ed Gainey
  • John Fetterman
  • Moira Kaleida

Around the internet

Bram's blog hasn't been updated since September 9, 2017, (posted from May 20, 2018) and the latest post was a weird video. However, Bram's blog has an open thread and this golden gem appears from Anon.

This entire concept that someone is qualified for city council is moronic. You can’t be “qualified” or not qualified for an elected council position. It just shows how insane our local political guardians are that they get to choose who is qualified and who isn’t for these positions. Further, the 8th district is showing how it is probably the most hypocritical district in the City right now. all the Erika supporters champion that she “will get things done” for them. She will get their “constituent services” (read complaints) addressed faster and better than others because she is on the team of Peduto and knows him better. How cynical and selfish can a voting public get? Her supporters quite literally talk about almost nothing else. They call Sonja “idealistic.” What does that even mean? And when did 8th district all the sudden starting being honest about what they really want? Seems like they really want someone who will get them the most services out of city government above all other districts and they want someone who will get their zoning requests approved (since most developers live in this district) around the city and get them the most power. They could care less about social and idealistic objectives until this election is over and those ideals will need to be dug back up to throw in the face of some other political enemy.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Fwd: Join us this Wednesday, May 23rd at Union Project! Learn how you can get involved with the year's Summit Against Racism.

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From: Summit Against Racism
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Ever wanted to get involved with the Summit Against Racism but don't know how?

Pop by Union Project this Wednesday, May 23rd and mingle with this year's cohort of dedicated volunteers to learn about ways that you can plug in.

We need you to help make the Summit the best it can be. Sign up to support our social media team, help recruit workshop presenters, cook food for the event, pitch in on the outreach committee or help us create youth programming! Those are just some of the ways you can be a part of racial justice organizing in Pittsburgh. We can't wait to meet you!

When: Wednesday, May 23 6:30-9 pm
Where: Union Project, 801 N. Negley Ave

Please RSVP by clicking here.


Mark Rauterkus
Swimming and Water Polo Coach, Schenley High School, Pittsburgh, PA
412 298 3432 = cell

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Fwd: Every American should be required to watch this . . .

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From: John H
The linked episode of The Real News Network discussing the new film Killing Gaza is important.  More important is the film it touts.  Every American should be required to watch this film in order to understand just what it is that we support, pay for and provide the weapons for in the Middle East as directed and controlled by the Zionist monsters who run the Israeli government.  The actions of this government are the responsibility of all of us who live here and the vile evilness of this nation's actions stain us all with guilt!


Friday, May 18, 2018

Fwd: Become an open water swimming coach: from Outdoor Swimmer on behalf of Institute of Swimming

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From: Outdoor Swimmer
Become an open water swimming coach
Level 2 British Open Water Swimming (QCF)

Coaching open water swimming is a great way to share your passion and give back to the sport you love.

The Swim England Open Water Coaching course has been backed by all four home countries – Swim England, Swim Wales, Swim Ireland and Scottish Swimming.

The course gives coaches the skills needed to effectively prepare, deliver and evaluate a series of open water training sessions. It's aimed at swimming coaches or triathlon coaches who want to acquire specialist knowledge in delivering open water swimming sessions safely to a range of participants. Level 2 swimming teachers are also welcome to attend the course if they have experience of swimming in an open water environment.

Upcoming courses are:

Sent from Outdoor Swimmer on behalf of Institute of Swimming
The Outdoor Swimmer team
6 Maida Vale Business Centre
Mead Road
Cheltenham Gloucestershire GL53 7ER

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Michael Diven and Wayne Fontana spent lots of money and paid plenty to printers and postmaster

Both Diven and Fontana ads were over the top. 
Election day was on May 17. It was a special election. Fontana won. Diven and then me.

Fwd: Volunteer with PUMP for OpenStreetsPGH - May 27th!

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From: PUMP

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Volunteer with PUMP for OpenStreetsPGH!

PUMP will once again host an intersection for all three OpenStreetsPGH events to ensure a safe and fun experience for all participants.  Volunteer shifts are 2.25 hours long and leave time for you to participate in the event as well.  All volunteers receive an official OpenStreetsPGH t-shirt.  Join us!!


OpenStreetsPGH Dates and Routes

For complete information about OpenStreetsPGH, visit the main website HERE!

Questions?  Please contact Jave Brown at PUMP at or 412-338-2133 x18.

Thank you to our sponsor!





Mark Rauterkus 
Executive Director of SKWIM USA, a 501(c)(3)
PPS Summer Dreamers' Swim & Water Polo Camp Executive Coach
Middle School Swim Coach at The Ellis School
Former Varsity Boys Swim Coach, Pittsburgh Obama Academy
Recent Head Water Polo Coach, Carnegie Mellon University Women's Club Team
Pittsburgh Combined Water Polo Team

412 298 3432 = cell