Lukey found another index card.

Lukey must have finally found another talking point index card that says something other than “Move Forward.”

  • We, the political leaders, educational institutions, religious leaders, neighborhood organizations, business owners—every Pittsburgher—must rise up together and say, “No More. Not in our streets. Not in our backyards.”
  • Mayor Ravenstahl offered his condolences to the two families and called on people to support each other. “We need to rise up. We need to rally, and we need to take action as was said earlier.”
  • We need to rise up and work together to get past this tragedy,” Ravenstahl said. “I know it’s been a very difficult few days for this community and the entire city.”
  • We’re trying to send a strong message that we’re serious and we’re sick and tired of what has been happening in our communities,” Ravenstahl said. “We need to take action, rise up and make change. This is about more than a press conference. It’s about saving lives.”

I’m not saying it is a drinking game … yet.


  1. Monsoir Valence
    June 28, 2007 11:17 am

    ‘Bout time that dude listens up. His talking point index card is the Burgh Blog, eh?

    Two David Conrad’s straight-up for our babe ;)

  2. Woy
    June 28, 2007 11:26 am

    Maybe not a drinking game… but how about something similar to “punch bug” where you take a swing at the nearest city official?

  3. pittgirl
    June 28, 2007 11:34 am

    Yeah, “Rise Up and Bitch Slap”

    I like it!

  4. SeanCollier
    June 28, 2007 3:08 pm

    Luke: I want a sandwich.
    Secretary: Well then rise up out of your chair and get it!

    June 28, 2007 4:17 pm

    Rise up – how does he know we are not already standing up?

    Is rise up supposed to be menacing? What if the person “rising up” is 4 feet tall and the person they are meeting is 6 feet tall? Oh yeah, that’s real intimidating –
    who came up with that comment anyway, the Jolly Green Giant?

    Just thinkin out loud…

  6. Bored at work
    June 28, 2007 4:21 pm

    Not to out myself as a Clevelander or anything, but “rise up” has been the Cavaliers’ slogan for the past year…

  7. Mac
    June 28, 2007 7:48 pm

    Maybe he cribbed it from this song.

  8. Joe
    June 29, 2007 4:22 pm

    Is he tayloring his catchphrase for different ethic communities? Were these all at events for People of Color? It sounds like it comes from the Civil Rights movement.

  9. PittGirl
    June 29, 2007 6:18 pm

    Exactly, Joe!

  10. Still A. Fan
    June 30, 2007 7:43 am

    i think he just went to while bored at work one day