Erie Schools putting additional budget to good use – Something good happened in Erie, 4/25/2019

A stock photo of some kids. Without further ado, your Idiotville feel-good story of the week: https://www.goerie.com/news/20190423/erie-schools-budget-aims-for-improved-academics Have you ever heard of a “death spiral?” I realize this is the weekly “feel-good” article, and death spiral doesn’t exactly scream “warm and fuzzy.” It’s a dramatic term with a specific meaning that I first heard ten […]

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S*** the President Says – 4/22/2019

Ladies and gentlemen, behold, some (mostly) non-Mueller related s*** the President said during the previous week: Scene: Boeing execs all sitting around the boardroom. They’ve been there a whole month. They have bags under their eyes and they’re crying and drinking themselves into oblivion when all of a sudden, someone’s phone chimes. It’s the President’s […]

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Colossal rubber ducks to join Tall Ships festival – Something good happened in Erie, 4/18/2019

The craziest thing on water is coming back with a friend, and we get to name it. | Image via Wikimedia. Without further ado, your Idiotville feel-good story of the week: https://www.goerie.com/news/20190416/mama-duck-baby-duck-to-make-tall-ships-erie-appearance Ever seen a six-story tall rubber duck? No? Well, you really should, and your chance is coming when “Mama Duck” comes back to […]

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S*** the President Says – 4/15/2019

Ladies and gentlemen, behold, some s*** the President said during the previous week: “If [George Washington] was smart, he would’ve put his name on [Mount Vernon]. You’ve got to put your name on stuff or no one remembers you.” -summer 2018 at Mount Vernon (according to 4/10/2019 anonymously sourced Axios report). Donald Trump lives in […]

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Open all the ice cream shops! – Something good happened in Erie, 4/4/2019

Sara’s Restaurant on Peninsula Drive. | Photo from tripadvisor.com Without further ado, your Idiotville feel-good story of the week: https://www.goerie.com/news/20190401/whippy-dip-keeps-customers-coming-back Sara’s is open! Whippy Dip is open! Creamland is open! The snow isn’t going to hide in the ditches and shadows forever. Temps are already creeping into the 50’s, and if you’re into going down […]

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