Midweek briefing ...
Provocative clothier Abercrombie & Fitch is under fire for marketing "padded" and "push-up" bikini tops for girls as young as 7. Push up what • ... Speaking of boobs , Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is urging his countrywomen to forgo breast implants. He blames capitalism for the push (up?), of course, but also doctors who make smaller-bosomed women feel bad. He made no mention of rear-end implants, also popular in Venezuela. Ahem. ... Gov. Tom Corbett is under fire for, supposedly, breaking his no-new-taxes campaign pledge by saying he's open to local "impact fees" for Marcellus shale natural gas drillers. Not only does that not break any promise, it pretty much ensures that drillers pay for any damages they might cause without implementing a broad-based tax that government would quickly conscript for purposes never intended. ... The George Soros -funded liberal group Media Matters might be violating its tax-exempt educational status by announcing it will engage in "guerrilla warfare and sabotage" against Fox News, says Mark Tapscott of The Examiner in Washington. That's because the group's 501(C)(3) status prohibits partisan political activity. The IRS will nip this in the bud, right• If we had a buck for every snicker just snorted, we'd be rich.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Steelers notebook: Linebacker Timmons hoping for contract extension
- Fire destroys home in Springfield
- Penguins notebook: Dupuis’ intangibles provide 1st-line value
- Humane Society lifts quarantine on dogs at North Side shelter
- Butler man charged in connection with fatal ATV crash
- Friends, family, history lure natives back to Western Pennsylvania
- Uniontown teen charged in shooting of friend
- Steelers veteran linebacker Harrison focused on stretch run
- Emotional send-off awaits Pitt seniors
- Penguins co-owner Lemieux snuffs rumored rift with Crosby
- Starkey: Artie Rowell’s incredible odyssey