Return of the Polar Vortex – Something good happened in Erie, 1/31/2019

Without further ado, your Idiotville feel-good story of the week: https://www.yourerie.com/closings-and-delays There is something very on-brand about the Polar Vortex again selecting Idiotville among its targets. This week we’re celebrating a couple of things that we need the cold in order to achieve. Some things guaranteed to put a smile on your face, and halfway […]

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S*** the President Says – 1/28/2019

Ladies and gentlemen, s*** the president said during the previous week: “Greatest Witch Hunt in the History of our Country! NO COLLUSION! Border Coyotes, Drug Dealers and Human Traffickers are treated better. Who alerted CNN to be there?” 1/25/2019 Trump tweet. As we’ve mentioned here before, ours is the country that had the actual witch […]

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Melissa Bahle is a “guerrilla” – Something good happened in Erie, 1/24/2019

Melissa Bahle’s kindness is making the world a better place. | Photo from Christopher Millette, Erie Times-News Without further ado, your Idiotville feel-good story of the week: https://www.goerie.com/news/20190121/coat-drive-blessing-boxes-part-of-womans-guerrilla-generosity This week’s feature starts out with something good about the internet, which seems like a rare story these days. Melissa Bahle happened to be perusing around online […]

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$3.5 million from ECF to non-profits – Something good happened in Erie, 1/17/2019

Photo from YourErie.com Without further ado, your Idiotville feel-good story of the week: https://www.yourerie.com/amp/news/local-news/erie-community-foundation-announces-more-than-35-million-in-quarterly-grants/1703543271 The Erie Community Foundation (ECF) is awarding some serious money. ECF is a collection of over 700 individual endowments all pooled together, so it operates like one single charity. Every quarter, they award grants to various non-profits around Idiotville to help […]

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This is the longest government shutdown in history. How do we get back to normal politics?

You may have heard we’re currently in the midst of the longest partial government shutdown in American history. That’s not a record anyone should feel good about, and no matter where you come down on the merits of what caused this one (you know how Idiotville blog feels about that), the question remains: how do […]

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