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Ol'Froth
Pittsburgh, PA
I know what Quatloos are.
Interests: Baseball, historic reenacting, wild mushroom hunting.
Recent Activity
You'd think people in Cranberry would get a bit tired of this brainless lunatic representing them in Harrisburg. "Just to be on record," he said. "I enjoy my vegetables and plants need CO2. So I want to make sure we have plenty of CO2 out there so we have green... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2019 at Froth Slosh B'Gosh
Wolves guarding the pigpen? The Trump administration plans to shift much of the power and responsibility for food safety inspections in hog plants to the pork industry as early as May, cutting the number of federal inspectors by about 40% and replacing them with plant employees. Under the proposed new... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2019 at Froth Slosh B'Gosh
The headline is sensationalists, but this piece in the Boston Globe explains how money spent on science, including so called "useless" pursuits, benefits society and the economy by many magnitudes. Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2019 at Froth Slosh B'Gosh
Pam Iovino defeats D. Raja in a special election for a South Hills State Senate seat. The district was gerrymandered by Republicans in 2010 to maximize a Republican's chances to win, and has historically been an "R" seat. And while I commend Allegheny County Republicans for nominating an immigrant and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2019 at Froth Slosh B'Gosh
Pam Iovino wins special election! Just a couple more seats to flip and the state Senate turns blue! Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2019 at Froth Slosh B'Gosh
However, Nazi-punching involves negligible consequences. Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2019 at Froth Slosh B'Gosh
Trump's Department of Homeland Security disbands domestic terror intel unit. Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2019 at Froth Slosh B'Gosh
So the P-G called, and asked if they could help with renewing my subscription. I told them I wasn't renewing. She asked if price was the problem, and I said, no, its the direction the paper's taken over the past two years. 1: The cowardly decision to not endorse someone... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2019 at Froth Slosh B'Gosh
Well, this is rather interesting. The report seems to suggest that Trump may have committed obstruction of justice, and may have conspired with the Russians, but the evidence isn't sufficient to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a crime was committed. Where I come from, that means "innocence" from a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2019 at Froth Slosh B'Gosh
I'm a gun owner. I like target shooting, and I appreciate historic firearms. I used to own pistols, but once my kids became ambulatory, I found the risk factor too much to bear, and sold my hand guns. I still own long arms; my reproduction musket, my 1917 SMLE, and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2019 at Froth Slosh B'Gosh
I've avoided commenting on this case, because I wanted to get all the facts before coming to a conclusion. While I found the initial reporting on this tragedy troubling, I was also interested on why the prosecution didn't call a use of force expert to testify, and why they didn't... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2019 at Froth Slosh B'Gosh
And now, the fun begins! No matter what the reports conclusions, the spinmeisters will be working overtime. Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2019 at Froth Slosh B'Gosh
Right-wing fascist nut job admirer of Trump kills 49 people in New Zealand because of religion. Thanks Fox News! Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2019 at Froth Slosh B'Gosh
The equivalent of a category 2 hurricane is lashing the Midwest, and this storm formed over dry land. This is not normal. Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2019 at Froth Slosh B'Gosh
I was coming down the stairs and slipped/tripped on one of the kids' toys. Thankfully, I only suffered a painful high ankle sprain, but falls can be very dangerous. Mrs. Froth's father died after falling down a set of stairs. Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2019 at Froth Slosh B'Gosh
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Since we last checked in on The Frothling. She's now nine years old and in third grade. She enjoys softball, Girl Scouts, horseback riding, and is learning to play the guitar. Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2019 at Froth Slosh B'Gosh
Yet another scientific study shows that the MMR vaccine doesn't cause autism. Researchers at Copenhagen’s Statens Serum Institut examined data for Danish children born from 1999 through the end of 2010, more than half a million people all together. The epidemiologists and statisticians then used population registries to link information... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2019 at Froth Slosh B'Gosh
So our local jock sniffers keep complaining about talking about Antonio Brown, yet they continue to talk about Antonio Brown. Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2019 at Froth Slosh B'Gosh
So yesterday was Mrs. Froth's birthday, so we bundled up the kids and headed to Nicky's Thai Kitchen for a birthday meal! Mrs. Froth and I had been here once before for lunch, and we liked it, but we weren't sure how the kids would react. The Frothling is an... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2019 at Froth Slosh B'Gosh
I am now officially retired from my full-time job! Hopefully, this means actual time for blogging, if blogging is still a thing. Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2019 at Froth Slosh B'Gosh
Make no mistake about that... McConnell and Trump's other enablers are going to go along with it, but hopefully it gets so tied up by court challenges it never takes effect. Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2019 at Froth Slosh B'Gosh
I don't know why they just don't pull themselves up by their bootstraps. Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2019 at Froth Slosh B'Gosh