Holy crap! What is WRONG with this city government.

In an interview in The Pittsburgh Catholic Newspaper in which he doesn’t really say anthing we haven’t heard before … Lukey dropped a huge bomb in the last few paragraphs. A bomb so big that PittGirl actually said “Holy SHIT!” out loud in her office:

“From that perspective, I definitely want to continue what Bob started. Now that being said, as a 26-year-old, I bring a new perspective. For example, the computer that’s in my office is the first computer ever in the mayor’s office.”

Please tell me that’s not true. This is 2006, people!

Murphy and O’Connor didn’t even have computers in their offices? I’m afraid to ask if the City Council has computers in their offices. How the hell do you do your job if you don’t have a computer? My computer was tied up for 30 minutes yesterday to run SpyBot and I was actually shaking a little bit by the 25th minute.

The first computer EVER in the Mayor’s office. Man. I wonder if it is MS DOS?


  1. theburgher
    October 26, 2006 12:09 pm

    I’m sure this will be on a billboard tomorrow.

  2. Me in Dormont
    October 26, 2006 12:25 pm

    I heard that a couple days ago and was CONVINCED it wasn’t true. But I know someone who worked in the mayor’s office who swears it is true.

  3. Lino Gunn
    October 26, 2006 12:45 pm

    As always, moving forward.

  4. Mike
    October 26, 2006 12:45 pm

    No wonder the budget is a mess…no one knew how to use a spreadsheet. Seriously, it’s probably true that there’s never been a computer in the Mayor’s office before. But that’s a little misleading.

    Mayor’s have had access to staff’s computers. They also have staff that can do computer based work and give the print out to the boss.

    A lot of the work of a cheif executive is negotiating with Department heads, Council, other governments, etc. Frankly, a computer gets in the way during those kinds of meetings. That’s probably why they’ve never had a computer in the office before.

  5. Z
    October 26, 2006 2:08 pm

    You’re talking about the mayor of Jeannette right?



  6. Aeran
    October 26, 2006 2:14 pm

    *bangs head on keyboard*

    Tonya Payne’s the only college grad, and no previous mayors have had computers in their office? No wonder no one can write a budget. Or a resolution. Or a coherent mass mailing. Dear God.

  7. Woy
    October 26, 2006 2:47 pm

    I think I’ve said this before, but Stretch worked for the County Welfare office as a temp. The shit I heard out of there would cause you sleepless nights. Seriously.

  8. ethan
    October 26, 2006 3:16 pm

    surely it’s to read theburghblog and nothing more.

  9. Ms. Caroline
    October 26, 2006 3:31 pm

    I live in Jeannette – even WE have computers!

  10. Z
    October 26, 2006 5:22 pm

    So do I – and I think the mayor’s office does too as a matter of fact.

  11. Z
    October 26, 2006 5:22 pm

    Meaning I, too, live in Jeannette….they say the language skills are the first to go…

  12. "O"
    October 26, 2006 7:35 pm

    If the mayor is checking his email or running spreadsheets or checking out porn, he’s wasting his time; there are people to do all those things for him.

    Maybe not the porn.

  13. Barrister Jubril
    October 26, 2006 10:46 pm

    I check the mayor’s porn for him. He never asked me to do that, per se, but I figure he’s too busy and it’s my civic duty.

  14. Ed Heath
    October 27, 2006 6:33 am

    Um, actually I think this means Murphy took his laptop with him. I mean, seriously.
    Although maybe this explains why Bob O was always walking around.

  15. Zsa
    October 27, 2006 11:55 am

    Usage of a computer (or possession of a college degree) most assuredly does not indicate intelligence or efficiency. Just look at MySpace for confirmation.

  16. Pickle Sniffer
    October 27, 2006 5:21 pm

    I’ve heard that the computer that Mayor Ravenstahl put in is a kick ass Commodore 64. Rumor is that he’s an Q-bert master on it.

  17. "O"
    October 28, 2006 7:51 pm

    I’ve heard that the computer that Mayor Ravenstahl put in is a kick ass Commodore 64.

    If you worked for the City, you’ll know that this isn’t too far from the truth.