Pittsburgh and the nation continue to prepare for the Super Bowl. This includes politicians from Grant Street to the White House. Steeler fever has consumed America!
Allegheny County Chief Executive, Dan Onorato and City of Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (aka Steelerstahl) put on a kick ass pre game pep rally this past Thursday, before climbing onto a private charter jet and heading off to Tampa for the big game, not at the cost of taxpayers but at the cost of those who contributed to their political campaigns! (oh what a relief – NOT!!!!)
Meanwhile President Obama invited elected officials from Pennsylvania and Arizona to the White House for a Super Bowl party. The Huddler is betting that Danny O’ and Luke are jealous!
The Huddler wonders how much money could have been raised at a “charity auction”? If either of these officials auctioned off their seats on a private Steeler charter, game tickets, and accommodations? The Huddler is certain that the price tag would have gone as high as 15K. That is A LOT of food to feed hungry kids or unemployed workers via the Pittsburgh food bank.
These missteps have led to the Huddler giving Dan Onorato and Luke Ravenstahl the distinction of being the Huddler’s DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS of the week. (Not because they are Steeler fans, or have access to free tickets, BECAUSE they are paying for it with campaign contributions.)
However they will have to SHARE this award with the other “boss”. Bruce Springsteen is coming to town this coming May and will also be performing at the half time show during the Super Bowl. Now without the disclosing what year the Huddler was born, we will just say that the Huddler has been a Springsteen fan for a VERY long time. Springsteen and his band have always been very supportive of working men and women. Imagine the Huddler’s surprise when it was announced that Springsteen signed an exclusive agreement with WALMART – who is notorious for paying workers minimal wage, inadequate – unaffordable healthcare, is the largest importer of foreign products, is anti union, and every other despicable trait known to the Huddler. Springsteen himself has acknowledged that this probably wan not a good thing. But until the Boss makes up for it, the Huddler will be boycotting this May show and will certainly not be buying the greatest hits CD from Walmart. The Huddler is suggesting that Bruce make a large cash donation in each City to a local food bank to make up for this embarrassing snafu. BOOO SPRINGSTEEN !!
This weeks Rosary is going to be for a HEAT WAVE !!!! In addition to the Huddler saying a special Rosary for the players, officials, and fans all headed to Tampa, the Huddler is praying that our Heavenly Father sends us a glimmer of hope that Spring will soon arrive via a heat wave. The Huddler is not hoping for a sixty degree day, but for the love of God how about a 40 degree day or two? But low and behold forecasters are predicting the possibility of a monster snow storm early this week. The snow crews are exhausted, and the Huddler is tired of shoveling. Speaking of forecasts? The Huddlers new poll will be on Ground Hog day…. Will our little rat friend Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow?
Have a good week and LET’s Go STEELERS !!!! The Huddler invites all of you to enjoy a pint of Guiness and break out your old Steelers polka records !!!!