Mayor Ravenstahl totally full of shit

I have been watching my language lately, but I couldn’t hold back when I saw this:

“This was not a gift to me — I received nothing,” he said. “It would be different if I was the [beneficiary] of $9,000. I wasn’t.”

No, notorious starfucker Luke Ravenstahl, seen here showing the face he would like us to make when we kiss his ass, “received nothing” when two huge companies paid eight percent of his annual salary so he could blow off work and spend the two days in the middle of the week around celebrities. I’m sure it was quite a grind for him. Plus, I am sure there was no swag, like golf balls with Lemieux on them, or snacks involved.

I recognize that he managed to get away with this without breaking the letter of the law, but to claim that he “received nothing” makes me want to tie him to a tree and use his own nine iron to hit Titleist So-Los at his fat smug face.

And he will get away with it again. How often does the George W. Bush of Pittsburgh have to spit in our faces before we spit back?

6 Comments so far

  1. Matt H (unregistered) on August 21st, 2007 @ 5:14 pm

    Nice of DeSantis to provide you with that silly picture.

  2. Mac (unregistered) on August 21st, 2007 @ 5:28 pm

    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette provided me with that silly picture. In a deeper sense, the Mayor provided me with that silly picture by going to a meeting of the Ethics board and acting like a smug cretin.

  3. me (unregistered) on August 21st, 2007 @ 11:04 pm

    Matt, Why not just head back to Cancun? Personally, I like it when you were there.

  4. Char (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2007 @ 12:05 am


    That’s me spitting as far as I can.

  5. Ed Heath (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2007 @ 5:26 pm

    Actually, at some point the law office released information that the event was worth $246.75 or something, although I swear they said that was a per day figure. It was in the Trib. That is probably the amount you would subtract from the $9000 or $27000 you would claim as a charitable donation on your taxes, in other words, the cost to the Lemieux people per person for the putting on the event. So actually the Mayor was, um …, dissembling when he said he received nothing. He knows he received $250 or $500 worth of value. But since the damn ethics handbook is vague … will somebody please read the last page of the damn handbook? Please?

  6. Mayor Luke (unregistered) on August 23rd, 2007 @ 11:45 am

    I like free stuff. What can I say?

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