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(Washington Post)   Obama meets with Pittsburgh entrepreneurs to promote American manufacturing being shipped overseas where stuff is made cheaply. Not really, but you would have added that last bit to the headline in your heads anyway   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 29
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2014-06-18 06:40:49 PM  
I would love nothing more than to see Obama have a one-on-one conversation with some Yinzer.

Obama:  "Nice to meet you.  You have a lovely city here."

Yinzer:  "Hey, Bamba, where y'inz gonna get dem jerbs dahn 'ere?  Can't even get up 'ere ta pants-n-'at no more, what with the economy bein' all nebby."

O: "Um...go Steelers."

Y: "Stillers!!!!  Y'inz OK, Preznit Obarbo.  Here, have a gumband.  Got black-gol on it.  F**k Cleveland!"

O: "dafuq"
 
2014-06-18 07:44:25 PM  
What's left to promote? They already do this.
 
2014-06-18 07:45:26 PM  

Doctor Funkenstein: I would love nothing more than to see Obama have a one-on-one conversation with some Yinzer.

Obama:  "Nice to meet you.  You have a lovely city here."

Yinzer:  "Hey, Bamba, where y'inz gonna get dem jerbs dahn 'ere?  Can't even get up 'ere ta pants-n-'at no more, what with the economy bein' all nebby."

O: "Um...go Steelers."

Y: "Stillers!!!!  Y'inz OK, Preznit Obarbo.  Here, have a gumband.  Got black-gol on it.  F**k Cleveland!"

O: "dafuq"


Um...do we really sound that bad? I mean, damn, that was a rough read but yet I understood it all.
 
2014-06-18 07:49:35 PM  
American manufacturing? What a typical Ivy League elitist!
 
2014-06-18 07:52:53 PM  
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A HEADLINE!
 
2014-06-18 07:55:17 PM  

raerae1980: Doctor Funkenstein: I would love nothing more than to see Obama have a one-on-one conversation with some Yinzer.

Obama:  "Nice to meet you.  You have a lovely city here."

Yinzer:  "Hey, Bamba, where y'inz gonna get dem jerbs dahn 'ere?  Can't even get up 'ere ta pants-n-'at no more, what with the economy bein' all nebby."

O: "Um...go Steelers."

Y: "Stillers!!!!  Y'inz OK, Preznit Obarbo.  Here, have a gumband.  Got black-gol on it.  F**k Cleveland!"

O: "dafuq"

Um...do we really sound that bad? I mean, damn, that was a rough read but yet I understood it all.


No. Not at all. I came to da burgh when I was 18 for college from New York. I did a lot if double takes at first. I farking love that city. That was just me being a jagoff. :)
 
2014-06-18 08:07:52 PM  
"Maker Faire"

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2014-06-18 08:46:15 PM  

Doctor Funkenstein: I would love nothing more than to see Obama have a one-on-one conversation with some Yinzer.

Obama:  "Nice to meet you.  You have a lovely city here."

Yinzer:  "Hey, Bamba, where y'inz gonna get dem jerbs dahn 'ere?  Can't even get up 'ere ta pants-n-'at no more, what with the economy bein' all nebby."

O: "Um...go Steelers."

Y: "Stillers!!!!  Y'inz OK, Preznit Obarbo.  Here, have a gumband.  Got black-gol on it.  F**k Cleveland!"

O: "dafuq"


I read that with Pittsburgh Dad's voice.

/Google it
 
2014-06-18 08:51:54 PM  
Personally, I won't put up with American robots' jobs being shipped overseas to Chinese robots.
 
2014-06-18 09:15:20 PM  

Snarfangel: Personally, I won't put up with American robots' jobs being shipped overseas to Chinese robots.


The transition to a post-labor economy will not be fun.
 
2014-06-18 09:52:45 PM  
Mrtraveler01:

I read that with Pittsburgh Dad's voice.


Jobs?  If that there Obama wants to bring in jobs, he can start by gettin them pirates some startin' pitchers!

These here people don't want nah jobs, they just want to go to that there wal-mart and buy stuff on their credit cards.  I remember shoppin' at Hills, and we didn't have no fancy credit cards.  We hadda put stuff on layaway n' that.
 
2014-06-18 10:02:53 PM  

raerae1980: Um...do we really sound that bad? I mean, damn, that was a rough read but yet I understood it all.


I feel like the Yinzer accent/Yinzerisms are far less commonplace/extreme now than they were when I first moved here in the early 90s, at least in Pittsburgh proper. But part of me fears that may just be the result of acclimation--in my last job I had coworkers named Don and Dawn and had to be very deliberate with my speech in order to pronounce their names differently. Of course, everyone else there had the same problem--this was in Fayettenam, where the accent seems much more prevalent than in Allegheny Cahnny.
 
2014-06-18 10:46:56 PM  
Came for pants-n-'at, now to have some diced ham and warsh the clothes on the roof. (You know how you pronounced that last work, yinz farks!)
 
2014-06-18 11:25:20 PM  
"manufacturing meant big factories, you know, all kinds of smoke and fire and a lot of heavy capital."

The steel industry put in major capital after/during WW I.  Why they didn't keep upgrading the mills is still a mystery.  Germany and Nippon (with others) built new industrial bases after WW II while the "capitalists" sat on their fat asses and did nothing.  A buddy of mine went to J&L as a machinist and the lathe he worked on was installed in 1918.  Anything broke he had to make a new part as the company that made said lathe had gone under during the depression.  Buy a new one?  Don't be ridiculous.
 
2014-06-18 11:27:01 PM  

raerae1980: Doctor Funkenstein: I would love nothing more than to see Obama have a one-on-one conversation with some Yinzer.

Obama:  "Nice to meet you.  You have a lovely city here."

Yinzer:  "Hey, Bamba, where y'inz gonna get dem jerbs dahn 'ere?  Can't even get up 'ere ta pants-n-'at no more, what with the economy bein' all nebby."

O: "Um...go Steelers."

Y: "Stillers!!!!  Y'inz OK, Preznit Obarbo.  Here, have a gumband.  Got black-gol on it.  F**k Cleveland!"

O: "dafuq"

Um...do we really sound that bad? I mean, damn, that was a rough read but yet I understood it all.


Unless you're down in the Mon valley, or in warshington, no. Or you find yourself in an old man bar in Lawrenceville.
 
2014-06-18 11:52:34 PM  
So long as we must compete with countries with zero environment laws and zero worker safety laws, and give them preferred trade status, we can continue to watch our manufacturing jobs go over seas.
 
2014-06-19 08:03:05 AM  

OgreMagi: So long as we must compete with countries with zero environment laws and zero worker safety laws, and give them preferred trade status, we can continue to watch our manufacturing jobs go over seas.


Oh no. We get to lose out on low paying, environmentally damaging jobs.
 
2014-06-19 08:25:47 AM  

detached23: raerae1980: Um...do we really sound that bad? I mean, damn, that was a rough read but yet I understood it all.

I feel like the Yinzer accent/Yinzerisms are far less commonplace/extreme now than they were when I first moved here in the early 90s, at least in Pittsburgh proper. But part of me fears that may just be the result of acclimation--in my last job I had coworkers named Don and Dawn and had to be very deliberate with my speech in order to pronounce their names differently. Of course, everyone else there had the same problem--this was in Fayettenam, where the accent seems much more prevalent than in Allegheny Cahnny.


It's never more apparent to me than when I sing Itsy Bitsy Spider to my kids.
 
2014-06-19 08:50:49 AM  

TheotherMIguy: Came for pants-n-'at, now to have some diced ham and warsh the clothes on the roof. (You know how you pronounced that last work, yinz farks!)


Gimme some chipped ham and pop. Not the ginger ale dahn in the cellar, that's for adult drinks only!
 
2014-06-19 10:06:53 AM  

detached23: raerae1980: Um...do we really sound that bad? I mean, damn, that was a rough read but yet I understood it all.

I feel like the Yinzer accent/Yinzerisms are far less commonplace/extreme now than they were when I first moved here in the early 90s, at least in Pittsburgh proper. But part of me fears that may just be the result of acclimation--in my last job I had coworkers named Don and Dawn and had to be very deliberate with my speech in order to pronounce their names differently. Of course, everyone else there had the same problem--this was in Fayettenam, where the accent seems much more prevalent than in Allegheny Cahnny.


I have a guy on my softball team named Kyle, my wife who is more sophisticated than me, being from Westmoreland Cahnny, had to inform me that I was pronouncing his name "Cow", which sounds about right to me.
 
2014-06-19 10:37:54 AM  

BMFPitt: It's never more apparent to me than when I sing Itsy Bitsy Spider to my kids.


A guitarist I worked with several years ago summed it up best: Pittsburghers seem to have an irrational fear of dipthongs.
 
2014-06-19 10:40:09 AM  
*diphthongs
 
2014-06-19 10:46:52 AM  

detached23: BMFPitt: It's never more apparent to me than when I sing Itsy Bitsy Spider to my kids.

A guitarist I worked with several years ago summed it up best: Pittsburghers seem to have an irrational fear of dipthongs.



Why does "diphthong" have two adjacent consonant sounds?
 
2014-06-19 11:40:18 AM  

Shakin_Haitian: Oh no. We get to lose out on low paying, environmentally damaging jobs.


Uneducated people need jobs too.  Also, it isn't as if the millions of people streaming across the southern border happen to all be college majors.  If we're not going to kick them out, then we need jobs for them and/or the people they're displacing in the workplace.
 
2014-06-19 12:28:20 PM  

Dinjiin: Shakin_Haitian: Oh no. We get to lose out on low paying, environmentally damaging jobs.

Uneducated people need jobs too.  Also, it isn't as if the millions of people streaming across the southern border happen to all be college majors.  If we're not going to kick them out, then we need jobs for them and/or the people they're displacing in the workplace.


Or we could have a proper social safety net and basic service system and not have a lot of redundant, expensive infrastructure so we can force low quality people into working to make a small subset of people who think that humans exist only to work to shut the hell up.

Making worthless people work is stupid when it'd be cheaper and better to have a proper redistribution program in place. It's not like the vast majority of worthwhile people would stop creating. Only consuming bores the shiat out of those people.
 
2014-06-19 01:35:06 PM  

Shakin_Haitian: Or we could have a proper social safety net and basic service system and not have a lot of redundant, expensive infrastructure so we can force low quality people into working to make a small subset of people who think that humans exist only to work to shut the hell up.


I don't think that's going to fly anytime soon.  Many people are alright with social services to help people who cannot work because of a disability (see: Social Security), but if you try to move the threshold to those who are just too incompetent for our modern economy, you risk a major push back by fiscal hawks that might leave those social services in worse shape than before you started.

In addition, there are a lot of positive mental health aspects in having people work.  I'm always amazed at how quickly people wither after they retire if they don't have the means to enjoy it.  Having a large percentage of our workers at home to fallow because they lack the intelligence and skillset to work in our modern society is a mental health crisis in the making.

As example, I used to work at a place that had a number of people with Down's Syndrome working under a state subsidized work program.  I asked one of them one day why he just didn't stay at home and collect disability.  He got fairly defensive.  He really didn't like it when people thought less of him because of his condition, and he didn't want to validate their perceptions.  That, and he said it was boring as fark to stay at home all day.  He also liked being around people.
 
m00
2014-06-19 01:52:19 PM  
President Obama touted the renaissance of American manufacturing Tuesday, traveling to Pittsburgh to meet with entrepreneurs who are using new technological tools to innovate and produce American products.

By "entrepreneurs" he of course means well established companies that have had enough billions to lobby government for decades out of the subsidies given to them through corporate welfare programs.
 
2014-06-19 02:19:31 PM  

m00: President Obama touted the renaissance of American manufacturing Tuesday, traveling to Pittsburgh to meet with entrepreneurs who are using new technological tools to innovate and produce American products.

By "entrepreneurs" he of course means well established companies that have had enough billions to lobby government for decades out of the subsidies given to them through corporate welfare programs.


So they're not job creators?
 
2014-06-19 02:40:24 PM  

Snarfangel: Why does "diphthong" have two adjacent consonant sounds?


Hey jagoff, don' you be goin' all nebby up air wi' da etymawlogies n'at. I don' wanna haffa throw you in da Mawn.

/In all seriousness, thanks for pointing that out. for all my "phth" problems I never once picked up on the ahrny.
//It's like raaaain on your wedding cookie table
 
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