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  • HBG Flea announces that people of colore will now get free vendor space; market returns on Saturday

    07/10/2020 7:16:02 PM PDT · by lightman · 66 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 10 July A.D. 2020 | Daniel Urie
    The HBG Flea, a monthly “curated pop-up market,” has announced that it will hold its first event since March, a limited event on Saturday that will require face masks and encourage social distancing. “We’re excited to be back - this is like our family and we miss the vendors and community a lot,” Mary Imgrund and Meghan Weaver, co-founders of The HBG Flea said in an e-mail. The show’s organizers also announced via its Facebook page earlier this week that in an attempt to be more inclusive, people of color from here on out will be able to get a...
  • ‘Our policy is meant to protect the health and safety of all of our guests': Hersheypark responds to angry parent’s viral video

    07/10/2020 7:04:17 PM PDT · by lightman · 25 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 10 July A.D. 2020 | Paul Vigna
    A mother who said her “disabled” son was denied access to Hersheypark posted a video of him crying in the car, and it was a scene that picked up speed on social media like one of the tourist attraction’s iconic roller coasters. Pamela Heinbaugh said in the 2-minute video that her son has severe asthma “so he can’t cover his face,” and is autistic. “He can‘t wear anything on his head. He can’t wear a hat. He doesn’t even like to wear shoes,” she continued, aiming her phone at his feet while continuing to film. She also pointed out that...
  • Pa. state police to conduct more COVID-19 compliance checks at bars, restaurants over the weekend

    07/10/2020 5:31:54 PM PDT · by lightman · 51 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 10 July A.D. 2020 | Jana Benscoter
    Licensed liquor establishments throughout the Commonwealth should expect more visits from Pennsylvania State Police Liquor Control Enforcement Officers over the weekend. Officers are checking to make sure customers and employees are abiding by social distancing, masking, and other health and safety requirements. From July 1 to July 5, officers conducted compliance checks at 2,189 licensed-liquor establishments and issued 21 warnings for failing to follow COVID-19 requirements. “We have a tremendous working relationship with licensees and the overwhelming majority of our interactions throughout the pandemic have been positive,” said Major Jeffrey Fisher, director of the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor...
  • Retired Police Officers Launch Protect Our Police PAC to Elect Pro-Police Candidates

    07/10/2020 7:32:37 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 9, 2020 | PENNY STARR
    A group of retired police officers announced on Wednesday the formation of a political action committee devoted to electing pro-police candidates to state and municipal offices. The launch of the PAC comes at a time when reaction to the tragic murder of George Floyd while in police custody has morphed into anti-police protests and calls for law enforcement agencies to be defunded and even eliminated. “Our Police are under attack!” the website said. “Radical anarchists, spineless left-wing politicians and the mainstream media are doing everything in their power to defund the police and dismantle the systems of law and order...
  • Central Pa. diners that defied Wolf's closure order catch flak for accepting federal COVID-19 aid

    07/10/2020 10:09:41 AM PDT · by lightman · 8 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 10 July A.D. 2020 | Matt Miller
    The owners of two York County diners that reopened in violation of Gov. Tom Wolf’s coronavirus closure orders are getting a hefty helping of flak on Facebook over their acceptance of COVID-19 aid through the federal Paycheck Protection Program. That ire is being directed at the owners of the Round the Clock Diners by critics who claim it is unfair that the eateries were approved for more than $150,000 in loans through the PPP even as they defied Wolf’s controversial shutdown directive. Other businesses that obeyed the order suffered financially while Round the Clock kept serving eat-in meals, opponents contend....
  • The speech police dubs yet more words 'racist' David Harsanyi notes how completely inoffensive phrases are now considered verboten

    07/10/2020 7:24:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies ^ | 7/9/2020 | David Harsanyi
    Recently, I ran across a piece in the Philadelphia Inquirer that lays out four racist words and phrases that should be banished from the English language. It begins like this: "Editor's note: Please be aware offensive terms are repeated here solely for the purpose of identifying and analyzing them honestly. These terms may upset some readers." Steel yourself, brave reader, here they are: Peanut gallery Eenie meenie miney moe Gyp No can do The same grammarian who authored the piece had previously confronted the "deeply racist connotation" of the word "thug," noting that President Donald Trump "wasn't the least bit...
  • More authors have canceled Philly Free Library events in solidarity with Black workers(systemic racism?)

    07/10/2020 5:32:07 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 5 replies
    Philly.Com via MSN ^ | 07/08/2020 | Brandon T. Harden
    A total of six authors have now canceled virtual events at the Free Library of Philadelphia after Black employees signed an open letter to administrators detailing complaints of being underpaid, facing routine racism, and lacking adequate protection from the coronavirus.
  • Doctors Break Down COVID Response and the Demonization of HCQ, DOCTORS TELL ALL

    07/09/2020 2:54:49 PM PDT · by ChessExpert · 52 replies
    The Ohio Star ^ | July 1st 2020 | Dr. Simone Gold and Dr. Dan Wohlgelernter
    Gold: I decided to speak out for one very specific reason. That was I was actually presented with a definite positive COVID patient and I prescribed hydroxychloroquine because I was very up on the literature on this and I got severely reprimanded for it. I also had received from the state board threatening all doctors, I was just one with a potential investigation into me for unprofessional conduct if I was to prescribe hydroxychloroquine. This was so shocking to me and had never happened where the government told a physician if they had the right or not to prescribe an...
  • Biden Having Another EMPTY Rally Right Now In Dunmore PA

    07/09/2020 1:12:02 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 68 replies
    Twitter ^ | 07/09/2020
    There are 5 people in attendance!   Now you know why the fake stream news is pushing Covid 19. The most clueless voters would see Biden has no support. 
  • Philadelphia To Waive All Protest-Related Code Violation Notices Issued, Mayor Jim Kenney Says

    07/08/2020 8:08:41 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 30 replies
    CBS 3 PHILLY ^ | 08 JULY 2020 | CBS 3 PHILLY
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia will waive all protest-related code violation notices issued from demonstrations between May 30 and June 30, Mayor Jim Kenney said Wednesday. The approved Law Department and Office of Administrative Review recommendation include disorderly conduct, failure to disperse, curfew violations and related offenses. More than 750 citations were issued. “My decision to wave these violations is not a statement on the validity of the individual citations,” Kenney said in a statement. “Rather, it is a recognition of the core concerns that caused thousands to demonstrate on the streets of Philadelphia. In waiving these notices, I recognize that...
  • Why are NFL players silent on DeSean Jackson?

    07/08/2020 5:42:17 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 56 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 8 July 2020 | Dominic Green
    The usual anti-racism crowd is punting.....In early June, Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints refused to take a knee because he didn’t want to insult the flag. Black NFL players lined up to denounce him. ‘Ignorant,’ said his black teammate Emmanuel Sanders. ‘Drew’s words were extremely painful to hear,’ another black Saint, Malcolm Jenkins said, ‘and I hope he rectifies them with real action.’ ‘If you don’t speak about racism, then you’re a part of the problem,’ said A.J. Brown of the Tennessee Titans. A month later, in early July, DeSean Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles posted on Instagram...
  • New Allegheny County order extends indoor dining, drinking ban; outdoor dining continues, with 3-drink limit

    07/08/2020 4:16:28 PM PDT · by lightman · 39 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 8 July A.D. 2020 | Greg Pickel
    The Allegheny County Health Department has extended its ban on indoor dining and drinking indoors at bars and restaurants in the county for two weeks to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Announced Wednesday, the new order will last two weeks and prohibits any and all “Indoor dining or alcohol consumption at bars, restaurants, or any other business establishments.” Outdoor dining may continue up until 11 p.m. daily, although customers will be limited to three alcoholic drinks per visit and everyone must be seated at a table. The state’s expanded mask order from Pa. Health Department Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine,...
  • Students, adults in schools must wear masks, Pa Department of Education says

    07/08/2020 6:29:52 AM PDT · by lightman · 37 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 8 July A.D. 2020 | Steve Marroni
    When students go back to school, they will be required to wear masks. The Pennsylvania Department of Education released guidance Monday detailing when and where students are required to wear face coverings – and when they can take them off. The guidance follows last week’s order from the Department of Health requiring people to wear masks when they leave their homes to help control the spread of the coronavirus. According to the Department of Health, all people in school buildings must wear masks. The order is effective immediately and applies to all people who are 2 years old and older....
  • DeSean Jackson in Eagles limbo after ‘appalling’ Adolf Hitler post

    07/08/2020 5:23:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 33 replies ^ | July 7, 2020 | 12:42pm | By Justin Tasch
    The Philadelphia Eagles responded to DeSean Jackson posting anti-Semitic quotes attributed to Adolf Hitler on Instagram, but the team isn’t yet taking action. The Eagles have been in contact with the 33-year-old wide receiver, who posted an apology, and condemned his posts. “We have spoken with DeSean Jackson about his social media posts. Regardless of his intentions, the messages he shared were offensive, harmful, and absolutely appalling,” the Eagles said in a statement Tuesday. “They have no place in our society, and are not condoned or supported in any way by the organization. We are disappointed and we reiterated to...
  • Democrats' registration advantage declines in Lackawanna, Luzerne counties (Pennsylvania)

    07/07/2020 10:12:31 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 11 replies
    The Citizens' Voice ^ | 07/06/2020 | BORYS KRAWCZENIUK
    Democratic voter registration advantages in Lackawanna and Luzerne counties have shrunk to their lowest levels in more than two decades, a review of registration data shows. Linda Jenkins of Scranton and Andy Gegaris Jr. of Dennison Twp. contributed to the Democratic decline. Both longtime Democrats, they switched to the Republican Party in the last few years. “What changed me is the Democratic Party went further and further left,” Gegaris, 53, said. Jenkins, 52, said the Democratic Party no longer aligned with her beliefs.
  • Senior Citizens Will Be the 'Deciding Factor' in 2020 Election

    07/07/2020 4:12:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 65 replies ^ | July 7, 2020 | Salena Zito
    WESTMORELAND COUNTY, Pennsylvania -- The ad shows a drive-by of a rural, post-industrial unnamed town in this western Pennsylvania county. The woman in the ad says her name is Janie. She is a fisher who caught two legal Northern pike the day her daughter was born, voted for Donald Trump in 2016 and now believes the choice was wrong because of his attempt to try to cut Medicaid. The most important bit of information in the ad is her age. She is 82 years old, and strategists and experts agree she and her peers may be the most important voting...
  • Mask order in Pa. could last until there is a coronavirus vaccine, Wolf says, and he’s ‘concerned’ about new ‘breakouts'

    07/06/2020 12:21:37 PM PDT · by lightman · 83 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 6 July A.D. 2020 | Greg Pickel
    Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf said Monday that an expanded mask-wearing order signed by his Health Sectary last week could be in place until there is a coronavirus vaccine. Speaking at an event at the PSECU Child Care Center Playground where new means of funding and support for child care centers was discussed, Wolf later fielded a question regarding how long the mask-wearing order would be in place and if there were any indicators that he was watching for regarding possibly ending it sooner rather than later. “I’m sort of thinking this is until we get a vaccine, but I don’t...
  • 'Horrific violence': Fourth of July weekend gun violence in Philadelphia leaves 7 dead (6 year old murdered)

    07/06/2020 7:48:34 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 29 replies
    Fox 29 ^ | 07/05/2020 | Lauren Johnson
    Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney spoke out on Sunday night against the spate of gun violence over Independence Day weekend that injured nearly two dozen people and left several dead, including a 6-year-old boy. “This weekend’s horrific violence is a stark reminder that COVID-19 isn’t the only crisis plaguing our city," Kenney said "Gun violence continues to traumatize our communities and cut Philadelphians lives tragically short." The mayor highlighted the tragic death of a 6-year-old boy in Holmesburg who was fatally shot in the chest on Sunday afternoon.
  • National coin shortage prompts Giant supermarkets to limit cash transactions

    07/06/2020 7:09:03 AM PDT · by P.O.E. · 93 replies ^ | 07/03/2020 | John Luciew
    Those pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters are far more precious due to a national coin shortage brought on by the coronavirus and resulting shut down. As a result, the Giant supermarkets chain is the newest member of a growing list of retailers limiting cash transactions and/or demanding exact change. “Due to the national coin shortage, select Giant registers can only accept credit, debit, and electronic payments at this time,” company spokesman Christopher Brand said in response to PennLive questions about coin shortages on Friday. As the New York Post reports, Lowe’s home improvement stores have posted signs urging shoppers to...
  • Trump supporters, protesters clash along Mon River during boat parade

    07/04/2020 3:33:16 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 54 replies
    WPXI ^ | July 4, 2020
    PITTSBURGH — A steady stream of boats headed up the Monongahela River toward the Hot Metal Bridge while a crowd of protesters clashed with supporters on the riverwalk Saturday. Hundreds of boats and thousands of people were expected to take part in a boat parade in support of President Donald Trump. Most supporting Trump were dressed in red, white and blue and didn’t have masks. As chanting escalated back and forth between Trump supporters and protesters, mounted police positioned themselves between the two groups. Tensions heightened as the two sides began yelling and cursing at each other on the riverwalk....