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  • 2 fires break out at church, arson investigators searching for clues (PA)

    04/25/2019 4:04:01 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 14 replies
    ABC Action News ^ | 04/25/2019 | EMILY SHAPIRO
    Arson investigators in Pennsylvania are searching for clues after two fires broke out at one church. The first fire at the Pentecostal Church of Bethlehem was reported shortly after midnight on Tuesday, while the second fire was called in just before 2 a.m. on Thursday, said the Bethlehem Police Department. No injuries were reported. The Thursday morning fire, which was contained to the roof, was quickly extinguished, police said. In the first fire, thick black smoke was seen billowing from the building, but the fire had already burned itself out when first responders arrived, according to police. The blaze left...
  • If We Cancel Kate Smith, We Must Cancel The New York Yankees

    04/23/2019 11:54:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/23/2019 | David Marcus
    It was announced this week that both the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Flyers would stop using their traditional recorded version of Kate Smith singing “God Bless America” during their games. This happened after it surfaced that Smith had performed songs now considered racist during during her hey day in the 1930s. The Flyers, with whom Smith is more closely aligned as the good luck charm for their 1974 Stanley Cup run, even removed a statue of her from the Philadelphia sports complex. In a brilliant monologue, sports commentator Jason Whitlock broke down the absurdity of these moves. The...
  • Biden expected to announce presidential run, hold rally in Pittsburgh

    04/22/2019 5:00:39 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 31 replies
    WTRF ^ | Apr 22, 2019 07:14 PM EDT | WTRF Web Staff
    PITTSBURGH, Pa. (WTRF) - Former Vice President Joe Biden is expected to announce his intention to run for President in 2020 Wednesday. Following the announcement, many anticipate Biden to travel to Pittsburgh for a rally.
  • Could Justin Amash Cost Trump Michigan?

    04/19/2019 1:39:16 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 14 replies
    Reason ^ | April 10, 2019 | Matt Welch
    Donald Trump famously won the combined 56 electoral votes of Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan by a total of 77,744 in the popular vote. Had those quarter-percentage-point squeakers gone the other way in the three states, Hillary Clinton would have won the Electoral College in addition to the popular vote, by a score of 283 to 248. It's no wonder that the president's re-election campaign is focused foremost on, well, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan.
  • The Philadelphia Flyers remove a statue of Kate Smith over her racist songs

    04/21/2019 2:42:22 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 86 replies
    CNN)A year after her 1986 death, the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers erected a statue to honor renowned singer Kate Smith, whose rendition of "God Bless America" was played during home games for decades, including the 2018-2019 season. But on Sunday the Flyers announced they had removed the statue, saying the team had discovered some of her songs contained racist lyrics and sentiments that were "incompatible" with the organization's values.
  • Benjamin Franklin His Autobiography (4-17) 1706-1757

    04/17/2019 11:08:49 PM PDT · by Rabin · 3 replies
    Franklin was born in 1706 at Boston. He was the tenth son of a soap and candlemaker. He received some formal education but was principally self-taught. At 17, he obtained employment as a printer. At 19 he then sailed to London... (picked goodly lwimen, had excellent kids, made a bunch of bucks . Took good care of them each and all, and a great many more. 1754, he repped Pennsylvania at the Albany Congress unite the colonies during the French and Indian War. 1757-62 and 1764-75, resided in England, agent for Pennsylvania and later for Georgia, New Jersey, and Massachusetts....
  • Bernie Sanders coming to Ohio, promises to win back Midwest states Trump captured

    04/13/2019 6:43:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    WCMH-TV ^ | April 13, 2019 | The Associated Press
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders returned to the friendly terrain of Wisconsin on Friday, promising to build a coalition that will defeat President Donald Trump as he kicked off a swing through pivotal states that are part of the Democratic "blue wall" strategy for 2020. Sanders, speaking to a crowd of about 2,400 who braved 40-degree (4 Celsius) temperatures with a stiff 20 mph (32 kph) wind, pledged to flip Midwestern states such as Wisconsin that Trump narrowly won in 2016. "Together, we are going to make sure that does not happen again," Sanders said to cheers....
  • College promotes men's cuddling group to 'redefine masculinity'

    04/10/2019 7:13:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | April 9, 2019 | Victoria Snitsar
    A Pennsylvania university is promoting the concept of men cuddling as a way to help them deal with stress and "redefine masculinity." Dr. Christopher Liang, a counseling psychology professor at Lehigh University’s College of Education, recently came out in support of a Philadelphia area “Men‘s Therapeutic Cuddle Group,” a function advertised by Lehigh University in a news release. The page for the group currently has 69 members and the group has held 46 events so far. The meetups are held once every other week.
  • Andrew Yang: Universal Basic Income Helps Solve The Problems That Got Donald Trump Elected

    04/08/2019 10:45:48 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 87 replies
    realclearpolitics ^ | 04/07/2019 | Tim Haines
    Andrew Yang, a businessman who is running for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president, said Sunday on ABC's "This Week" that his proposal to provide every American with a $1,000 guaranteed monthly income would help "solve the problems that got Donald Trump elected in 2016." "To me the main driver of his victory was that we automated away 4 million manufacturing jobs in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, the swing states he needed to win," Yang said.
  • No Joke: Kenney Thinks “Overqualified” Black People Are Cause of City’s Diversity Woes

    04/06/2019 2:40:06 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 46 replies
    Philadelphia Magazine ^ | 04/05/2019 | ERNEST OWENS·
    At a meeting of the African American Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday afternoon, Mayor Jim Kenney had his “I can see Russia from my house” moment. In a room full of Black business owners, contractors, and city employees, Kenney told us what white men in power have said forever — except this time, he had his very own twist. ---SNIP--- “We have a hard time hiring Black people for these jobs because they’re so super-talented and too overqualified that they choose to run after the private sector instead. They don’t want to take the pay cut.”
  • Expect Raja to Lose pa special election

    04/02/2019 5:44:31 PM PDT · by HamiltonJay · 52 replies
    Just home from working the Polls. Final numbers for the entire district won’t be available yet, but I fully expect the D to pick up this seat. Raja lost at the polling place by more than 20%. Turnout at the polling place I was at was far far above most if not all that were voting today. Obviously other polling places could have a different turnout and Raja could win, but I would not bet on it. Another horribly run campaign with a bad candidate.. This loss, if it turns out that way, will not be from lack of spending,...
  • Pittsburgh approves new gun control legislation

    04/02/2019 11:10:09 AM PDT · by Innovative · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | Apr. 2. 2019 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    The Pittsburgh City Council on Tuesday approved new gun control legislation that will place restrictions on the use of military-style assault weapons, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. The legislation, introduced after last year's mass shooting at an area synagogue, would make it illegal "to manufacture, sell, purchase, transport, carry, store or otherwise hold in one’s possession an assault weapon within the City," according to local NBC affiliate WPXI. The legislation will place restrictions on weapons like the AR-15 rifle, which authorities say was used in the Oct. 27 massacre at Tree of Life Synagogue that killed 11 and wounded several others.
  • Arizona real estate agent fired after sending Islamophobic Facebook message to West Philly state rep

    03/30/2019 10:14:57 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 19 replies
    PhillyVoice ^ | 03/30/2019 | ADAM HERMANN
    West Philly's newly-elected state representative, Movita Johnson-Harrell, was sworn in earlier this week as the official representative of Pennsylvania’s 190th district. The swearing-in ceremony turned surprisingly acrimonious, after state Rep. Stephanie Borowicz delivered an invocation many, including Johnson-Harrell, found offensive and Islamophobic. ---snip--- Please assimilate here and remove your hijab when you are in the people’s house. Your hijab is very offensive to all Americans. We are a JUDEO-CHRISTIAN nation, and have no time for your blubbering complaints.
  • Pennsylvania Democrats Want To Register Your Guns

    03/29/2019 8:08:03 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 21 replies
    Townhall ^ | March 29, 2019 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Gun control advocates have long claimed that a comprehensive registry would be an effective safety tool. Their reasoning is straightforward: If a gun has been left at a crime scene, the registry will link the crime gun back to the criminal.
  • Sunoco stops fuel deliveries to gas station over controversial billboard

    03/28/2019 7:21:32 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 22 replies
    WPXI ^ | March 28, 2019
    WORTHINGTON, Pa. - A gas station in Armstrong County won’t be receiving gas from Sunoco after its owner displayed controversial messages on a billboard down the road, according to our partners at TribLIVE. Sunoco has stopped fuel deliveries to the Worthington station after its owner, John Placek, displayed the messages, including a racial slur on the billboard following the Michael Rosfeld trial. Sunoco has also removed all signage and trademarks from the station, according to TribLIVE. Channel 11 has been following controversy over the digital billboards. Last month, Placek posted offensive messages during black history month.
  • Pa. Legislature’s first Muslim woman calls prayer delivered by fellow House member blatant...

    03/26/2019 7:18:21 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 37 replies
    Pennsylvania Capital-Star ^ | 25 March 2019 | Stephen Caruso| Elizabeth Hardison
    FULL TITLE: Pa. Legislature’s first Muslim woman calls prayer delivered by fellow House member blatant ‘Islamophobia’ A first-year member of the Pennsylvania House on Monday offered a prayer laden with political and Christian imagery shortly before the swearing in of the chamber’s first Muslim woman. Rep. Stephanie Borowicz, R-Clinton, said “Jesus” 13 times, “God” six times, and “Lord” four times, as Raging Chicken Press writer Sean Kitchen first noted on Twitter. She also expressed thanks to God that President Donald Trump “stands besides Israel” in a rambling, nearly two minute prayer. “Jesus, you are our only hope,” Borowicz said during...
  • Democrats, Muslim Lawmaker Decry Opening Prayer to Jesus as Divisive

    03/26/2019 2:50:14 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 59 replies
    USNEWS ^ | 3/26/19 | Marc Scolforo
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The first female Muslim member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives said Tuesday she was offended by a colleague's decision to open a voting session with a prayer a day earlier that "at the name of Jesus every knee will bow." Democratic Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell of Philadelphia said she felt the remarks by Rep. Stephanie Borowicz shortly before Johnson-Harrell took the oath of office on Monday used her religion against her. "I thought that for the most part, the entire invocation was offensive," Johnson-Harrell told reporters, noting that her own religion respects Jesus. "But to use...
  • Verizon SUSPENDS worker for using work equipment to rescue cat which was

    03/25/2019 10:07:44 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 76 replies
    Daily Mail, UK ^ | 23 March 2019 | LEAH MCDONALD
    A Verizon worker was suspended from his job for rescuing a cat which was stranded on top of a telephone pole. Maurice German was working in a neighborhood in Port Richmond, Pennsylvania last Saturday, when a resident asked him to help rescue 'Momma' the cat.
  • Pa. gun registry waste of money, resources

    03/24/2019 8:15:05 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 16 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | March 23, 2019 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Gun-control advocates have long claimed that a comprehensive registry would be an effective safety tool. Their reasoning is straightforward: If a gun has been left at a crime scene, the registry will link the crime gun back to the criminal.
  • Pennsylvania gun registry waste of money, resources

    03/24/2019 3:47:17 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 8 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | March 24, 2019 | John R Lott Jr
    Pennsylvania Democrats want to register your guns. On March 15, state House Representatives Angel Cruz (D-Philadelphia), Mary Isaacson (D-Philadelphia) and Mary Jo Daley (D-Montgomery) proposed the Firearms Registration Act, from which only antiques and guns owned by law enforcement would be exempt. Gov. Tom Wolf strongly supports the bill. “The bill would require Pennsylvanians seeking to do anything with a gun, whether that be own, possess, sell or transfer, to apply for gun registration through State Police,” said Cruz. “This (Pennsylvania State Police) database will aid all law enforcement officials with investigations and with tracking missing or stolen firearms.” State...