Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Sour Kraut

A couple quick notes on this busy Tuesday:
  • Mike Madison, a former Pittsburgh Blogger (sorry, had to), had an interesting post at his non-Pittsburgh blog on how the Episcopal Church is splitting in Pittsburgh. This is interesting to me as a member of the Presbyterian Church which is similarly suffering. Essentially, in most cases, the buildings belong to the denomination (as opposed to the individual churches). The part of the Episcopal church that broke away is essentially saying, "now we're the denomination and if you want to keep YOUR building you have to apply for it." Should be interesting to see how this plays out in court, would be a dangerous precedent if it's allowed.
  • Did Ravenstahl not know the law or just ignore it? It will be interesting to see what his response is. We will be able to tell a lot about whether these last couple years have prepared him to lead or not.
  • Interesting to see a Burghosphere Update on the Pittsburgh Promise. Why has this not been better for the city?
  • Andy Kessler is optimistic and actually was so before yesterday's rally. That's good news people. Maybe I'll be able to retire someday after all.

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