reasons #58-60 to consider leaving Pittsburgh
Reason #59: The McCarthy-esque Witch Hunt held at Pitt. Though this, too, I think is a national problem - the conservative students at the university (not nearby) where I teach were taking names and numbers recently. They must have all gotten some sort of directive from right-wing HQ. And this is obviously a state-wide thing. Thanks to Michael Berube, at Penn State, for alerting me. No thanks to bloggers in the Pittsburgh area for not alerting me. Did I miss something?
Reason #60: I take shit like this so personally. Yes, it's a New Yorker cartoon.
And I thought it was such a beautiful place to avoid a crassly consumptive lifestyle while enjoying fairly good urban infrastructure and ruminating on the violence of capitalism and post-industrialization. Ah well. My mistake.
Categories: Pittsburgh, newyorker, education, currentevents
Affects: shame/humiliation, anger/rage, distress/anguish