5. The Buffalo Schools Finding Ways To Be Secretive
Mary Pasciak continues to do good work for the Buffalo News on the education beat. She sheds light on how the administrators of the Buffalo Public Schools continually try to circumvent the rules for transparency. This is great news seeing as how great the Buffalo Schools have been doing oh wait.
This isn’t a sports writer complaining about access to a stubborn athlete. This is information the public needs to determine if their children are being properly educated, which in almost all cases is not happening. Pasciak needs to be in those meetings. How could any civics lesson take place in that district if the board itself continually fights against any review by the public?
Yep, things are turning around. Can’t wait.
4. The Today Show Promo Blowing The Ending of a Tape Delayed Race
At least you didn’t pay $2.2 billion dollars to screw it up.
3. Wasting The Time of the Coast Guard
“What do you want Martha? YOU WANT ME TO JUMP IN A RIVER HUH DO YOU WELL YOU’LL BE SORRY WHY ARE ALL THE COPS HERE?”
Well sir I’m sure you’ve won her heart.
2. The Entire Race for the 60th Senate District
Money is coming in from practically everywhere due to how Mark Grisanti voted on gay marriage. People are either hugely supportive or want him to lose out of spite – the law has little to no chance of repeal.
What’s the line on voter turnout for this district? 20%? 10%?
1. Not Being Able To Do Anything Without A Beer Tent
“Hi Buffalo, I’m your son and this is the way that you hurt me. Buffalo, when I bring my girlfriend to a festival because it’s an excuse to look at her in really short shorts, we always find you by the beer tent with your overweight and balding friends from work. You sweat everywhere and shout at us even though the blues band stopped like five minutes ago. Your creepy friends keeping staring at my girlfriend’s chest which makes it really hard for me to look at it later without her completely creeping out. You were a much better alcoholic when you had to stay inside. These beer tents are ruining my life because no one looks decent or respectable in them even though they’re usually at churches.” – scene from An Intervention for a City
Remove all beer tents, then tell me how good of a festival town we are when all that shows up is tumbleweed.
Correction: In a previous update, Trending Buffalo reported that Larry Korab had coined the phrase “blow it out your tailpipe.” In fact, Larry Korab is the pseudonym for The Defenseman, who writes for the Dear God, Why Us? blog. You may follow him on Twitter by searching @TheDefenseman. Trending Buffalo regrets the error.