Further endearing myself to the mayor

Lukey did a childish thing.

There’s no other way to say it.

Well, there’s this way:

This childish neener-neener, scolding, exclusionary play of power has once again damaged any respect I have for the administration and Lukey would do well to realize that the credibility of his administration cannot be attacked if there isn’t any left to attack.

Go have a read.


  1. empirechick
    September 21, 2010 3:27 pm

    Keep pulling that D lever, voters! Look how great it’s going for you! (And I’m a D myself, but good lord – nothing but Democrats since 1934??)

    I wonder if the City proper could qualify for SSI – since its residents are insane (doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result).

  2. Boones Farm
    September 21, 2010 3:32 pm

    I originally thought it must’ve been a typo or something. Are you kidding me? I’m glad it’s not just me who thinks this is childish behavior. Hey Luke, grow up!

  3. unsatisfied
    September 21, 2010 4:12 pm

    me thinketh luketh doth protesteth too mucheth.

  4. maninblack
    September 21, 2010 5:10 pm

    No offense meant(really), but its a tad hypocritical to question someone’s maturity when 2 of the last 3 posts are focused on making fun of someone’s physical appearance.

  5. Baba Wawa
    September 21, 2010 5:14 pm

    this is why i luv rob rogers’ cartoons and how he depicts the mayor

  6. Lauren
    September 21, 2010 5:19 pm


    Ginny is a blogger. Lukey is the mayor. There are different standards of conduct.

  7. unsatisfied
    September 21, 2010 5:23 pm

    @ lauren — he’s just hating because no one reads his blog.

  8. Neesie
    September 21, 2010 6:14 pm

    I’ve been waiting for this post since I read (and then had to re-read to make sure I read it correctly the first time) the article this morning.

    I don’t know what’s worse…the fact that he acts like petulant child on a regular basis, or the fact that he is so arrogant that he doesn’t care what anyone thinks. His arrogance is well-founded though, with the almighty “D” beside his name, he’s basically untouchable.

    I weep for my ‘Burgh…. :(

  9. gunnlino
    September 21, 2010 6:55 pm

    “Held in Private”… How can any city business, conducted on the taxpayers dime, having such an impact on the city as a whole, be held in private ?
    Who else was in the meeting ?
    On what grounds did a judge, making a decision regarding public business, deny access ?
    Why was the whole process so confidential ?
    Typical Pittsburgh politics !

  10. Pa-pop
    September 21, 2010 9:04 pm

    Let’s save the arena and dedicate it to Lukey as giant boob.

  11. Sooska
    September 22, 2010 3:37 am

    Luke keeps getting more and more arrogant. Aren’t there such things as sunshine laws anymore?

    Also, he should be investigated. Something is fishy and it ain’t the river.

  12. BeauJacques
    September 22, 2010 5:37 am

    D D D D D DUPED!!!

  13. BeauJacques
    September 22, 2010 5:42 am

    This will KILL downtown (well, Elsie Hilman aand the occasional
    Pen) oh wait, they park free) can still afford parking!!

    The “society page” Dr’s, Highmark CEO, all the K-L Gates lawyers, at least THEY can afford it!


    They ALL park free………..

  14. BeauJacques
    September 22, 2010 5:47 am

    If you are a downtown business you better snag:

    A) Downtown office lunch hostages

    B) Point Park, Art Inst students

    C) Opera patrons

    D) Criminals going to court


  15. BeauJacques
    September 22, 2010 5:49 am

    Remember those “Pittsburgh’s a great place to live…” lists???


  16. BeauJacques
    September 22, 2010 5:59 am

    Let’s “eminent domain” that thief Merril Stabile’s
    lots for the public good!!

    He’s gonna raise everything to match!!

    Can Merril Stabile say “I just hit Powerball?”
    (Well, he already did when the old man kicked.)

    Trib- 9/22

    Merrill Stabile, president of Alco Parking, a private company that controls about half of the parking spots in Pittsburgh, said fears that a new operator would hike prices and drive business out of the city are unfounded.

    “These people want to see business thrive downtown. If they chase business away, they’ll starve. This will be a good thing. From what I know about LAZ, they’re very respectable operators,” he said.

    Stabile predicted that, if the deal goes through, his new competitors would market facilities aggressively, seeking partnerships with retail and residential property owners, and would invest in technology to make the business more efficient.

    “They’ll take a very entrepreneurial approach. With all due respect to the Parking Authority, they had to answer to a politically sensitive board, and that restricts your ability to be entrepreneurial on things like rate structures,” he said.</y?

  17. BeauJacques
    September 22, 2010 6:07 am

    “Oh, but we’re gonna lube you up, and put it in real slow,…..now bend over…..” cuz elections are coming-


  18. BeauJacques
    September 22, 2010 6:17 am

    Merril Stabile + LAZ/JP Morgan + Pens/SEA =


    A leisurely power-lunch at the Duquesne Club (wait, Merril likes the HYC,) and voila—

    Next years “competitive” rates!! LMAO

    JP Morgan???? Are you kidding me??
    Doesn’t that,/b> pretty much say it all??

  19. BeauJacques
    September 22, 2010 6:38 am

    True Blood vampires “feeding” = Merril Stabile/ Pens-SEA/ JP Morgan

  20. BeauJacques
    September 22, 2010 6:39 am

    correction: HYP Club

  21. BeauJacques
    September 22, 2010 6:51 am

    Allow me to translate for you:

    Merril Stabile- owner Alco Parking on JP Morgan’s deal:

    “They’ll take a very entrepreneurial
    [ROBBER-BARON] approach. With all due respect to the Parking Authority, they had to answer to a politically sensitive board[THE OWNERS, PGH CITIZENS], and that restricts your ability to be entrepreneurial[ROBBER-BARON] on things like rate structures,” he said.

    Trib 9/22/2010

  22. BeauJacques
    September 22, 2010 6:58 am

    (Sorry, a long toilet session, but fitting.)

  23. Monty
    September 22, 2010 9:06 am

    This has become an awkward situation.

  24. CrashJK
    September 22, 2010 9:12 am

    This is what dooms Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh – the continued blind support of the democratic party and the layers and layers of union BS and inbreeding that has resulting from it. Danny and Lukey – two frat brothers running the second largest county in Pennsylvania…bwahahahahahaha….glad I live in Butler County.

  25. JennyMoon
    September 22, 2010 9:59 am

    I wish I had BeauJacques energy!

  26. Al Lambrini
    September 22, 2010 11:11 am

    cities and municipalities all over this country are being held hostage by public pension liabilities and healthcare costs do we really need to go into bankruptcy like GM or Bethlehem Steel before we figure out that this is not sustainable? The conversation NEVER centers around what can be done to reduce the liabilities or the cost of funding 90-100% employees’ health care costs. No, it is always what other cash flow can we tap to keep the status quo

  27. LegallyPgh(Kathy)
    September 22, 2010 11:15 am

    I am sure his sudden dislike of the P-G had something to do with Rich Lord and his 3-day expose of the politic of the area, including Luke and his buddies. Unfortunately, Luke, and his “advisors” don’t understand that their behavior makes things worse not better.

  28. BeauJacques
    September 22, 2010 12:22 pm

    YES!!! Bankruptcy!!! BECAUSE THAT”S WHAT IT IS!!


    The city has been in “receivership” for years!!!

    Declare it, amend the law, arbitrate,

    No, the blood-sucking vampires want to drain every last asset, kill every last thing before they retire to FLA.

    The parking rate RAPE is carefully incremental, to push hard right after the next 2 elections, then DONKEY PUNCH!

    Can I get an Amen??

  29. KGC
    September 22, 2010 3:49 pm


    And, right there is the problem. Can I get me an AMEN? Case closed.

  30. Steverino
    September 22, 2010 4:36 pm

    The mayor must have some pretty incmpetent or inexperienced P.R. hacks if they didn’t dissuade him from making this blunder with the Post-Gazette. You NEVER get into a peeing contest with the press – they always have the last word. And they had it and made him look like a fool.

  31. unsatisfied
    September 22, 2010 4:48 pm

    where the flip is that filter?

  32. bucdaddy
    September 23, 2010 9:23 am


    The old saying is, “Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel.”