Community Leaders

How Many Street Cleaners On Our City Roster



Nope.. it’s not the Pittsburgh Parking Authority that’s getting it today.  They did the RIGHT thing!  It’s this mysterious team of City bosses that don’t understand how the rest of the world and REAL business works.  See Full Story in the “Newspaper Whose Name Is Now Banned By Us”   HERE .  (And if you wanna know why we say “Newspaper Whose Name Is Now Banned By Us” click here.)

Does anyone see the ironing, I mean the irony here?  Urine and spilled beer have been piling up in the South Side for 6-7 months.  The South Side.. where garbage piles up faster than dirty laundry in a college freshman’s dorm!  And not one person complained UNTIL they got an inappropriate parking ticket.

But wait!!!  The reason that the streets haven’t been cleaned is because THE…yes, THE…. as in one….not two.. ONE.. THE “driver assigned to the route was out with an injury.”  Does this not make ya nuts that there is one street sweeping person responsible for the  South Side. And the poor person is injured and nobody can cover for him/her?  Nobody else knows the South Side streets?

One question.. have you ever gone on vacation for a week and, when you get back, you regret ever leaving because all of the work has piled up while you were gone?  Imagine THIS person coming back to work.

Doesn’t EVERYONE in the world have a back-up!

President of the United States/Vice President of the United States

Police Chief/Assistant Police Chief

Kickball Captain/Kickball Co-Captain

Intersection Unshaved/Unclean Flower Sales Guy/OTHER Intersection Unshaved/Unclean Flower Sales Guy

Stanley Cup/My Neighbor’s Foil Replica Stanley Cup

Everyone has a back-up except for, of course, the person that hasn’t been able to run the Street Cleaning Curb-pee-scrubbing  machine around the South Side.  And we are not sure why.. we don’t believe there was a salary cap issue when they brought on a line-painting rookie out of Fresno State!

Soooooooooooooo can some of you City bosses paaaleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze appoint a Co-vice-Assistant-Substitute-Second-String-South-Side-Street-Cleaner-Person, Ya JagoffS!


In Support of PA Turnpike Rate Hikes



We received this photo just in time!!!!

Yesterday the news was that the Turnpike Tolls are going to increase as of January, 1, 2014.

Usually we would say, “Hell no!” to something like that. But…..

We support the hike so that we can have access to drive on one of the worst roads to drive on in the rain that ALSO has some of the worst night-time markings of any other road ANYWHERE. We also support the raise in rates so that the Turnpike Commission can have plenty of money to put toward its legal bills regarding the former administration’s accusations of favoritism and kickbacks.

And who WOULDN’T want to pay more for the courteous service one gets at the toll booths!!! Oh wait, and the rate hike is DEFINITELY worth it when you think of the time you get to wait behind some Jagoff that doesn’t want to wait in the looooooooooooooong line to pay their toll and then scoots over into the EZ Pass lane and then beeps their horn in “Oh CRAP I didn’t realize this was an EZ Pass ONLY lane can you please let me through” fashion as they wait for an attendant to assist them WITHOUT ANY TYPE OF FINE!!!

And even more.. Turnpike-ites… we support your rate hike so that you can hire sign-putter-outter PROOF READERS, so that people don’t find pictures like the one above, Ya Jagoffs!

Thanks to @steelCityVoice on Twitter for this pic above that was taken near the Butler Exchange!

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Huh What?



This picture was sooooooooooooooo exciting when it came in on Facebook yesterday, that it HAD to bump today’s regularly schedule post!

Yes!  This is BREAKING JAGOFF NEWS!  This just in!

This photo was posted with the following simple statement::

I think someone flunked math!

FACT!!!!  LOL.. a big community celebration is happening in the community of Bessemer, Lawrence County, Pa!!

Now, it’s hard for ME to try and pick on this because, as you know from reading these posts, typos are easy to miss. But, I’d have to think that, when we raise the 100-year celebration banner of 97 and a half years from now, I am PROBABLY going to have someone check over my work for typos… including the math!

But wait.. there’s that age old debate of, when you turn 1, are you really 1 or are you really 2 because you are starting your SECOND year of life?  Never mind.. that doesn’t work out as an alibi.

So does the sign mean, someone MISSED the the century celebration LAST year so they are making up for it THIS year?  OR does it mean that someone doesn’t know how to place 2012 and 100 into columns and just add down the columns?  (Our favorite Math teacher, Sister Anecita would NOT be proud!)


If you go to the Century Celebration Facebook page, you’ll see this shield….which says 1913-2013.




Surely there is some good story behind this but WE can’t figure it out.  Would love to hear from some Bessmer-er-ers including the sign painter (I’d certainly be double checking HIS/HER invoice for math mistakes!  But in the meantime, all that WE know is its great entertainment for the rest of us.  And the best news is, now all of you know about the Bessemer Centennial thanks to the mistake on the sign.

Congratulations on 100 OR 101 year Bessemer!!  Have fun at the celebrations!

Just gotta tell ya, thank GAWD nobody from your town is in charge of the  Today Show Willard Scott “Smuckers” 100 year-old Birthday segment, Ya Jagoffs!

Thanks to Mary Lou A. for being our Honorary Jagoff Catcher for today’s blog post!