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  • Media can have their dinner; Donald Trump will eat their lunch

    04/24/2017 9:55:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | April 25, 2017 | Jaclyn Cashman
    President Trump is once again trolling the media — and looking to turn tables on the big mockfest they had planned for him — by skipping the White House Correspondents’ Dinner Saturday. Instead of spending the evening getting skewered by a hostile Fourth Estate and a politicized comedian, Trump has opted to throw a party of his own with thousands of his supporters in Pennsylvania. He tweeted, “Next Saturday night I will be holding a BIG rally in Pennsylvania. Look forward to it!” That means much of the elite media will have to hang up their tuxes and stilettos and...
  • 'Fasting, confession prayer:' Orthodox churches fight drop

    04/23/2017 2:32:43 PM PDT · by vladimir998 · 15 replies
    PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW and The Associated Press ^ | April 22, 2017 | Stephen Huba & Michael Walton
    The bright blue cupolas atop SS. Cyril & Methodius Orthodox Church are an unmistakable landmark in Jeannette — symbols of a parish once home to more than 50 Russian families. In Monessen, families used to fill folding chairs beside packed church pews during Sunday services at St. Michael Antiochian Orthodox Church. Not so today. Not at St. Michael, not at SS. Cyril & Methodius and not at many other Orthodox churches in southwestern Pennsylvania.
  • Trump to hold 'BIG rally' in Pennsylvania (Same night as White House Correspondent's Dinner)

    04/22/2017 10:30:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Philly Voice ^ | April 22, 2017 | Daniel Craig
    President Donald Trump plans to hold a "BIG rally" in Pennsylvania next weekend — although the exact time, place and reason for the event are not known. Trump, tweeted from his personal account Saturday afternoon that the rally would be held Saturday, April 29, without immediately providing further details. (TWEET-AT-LINK) As Politico notes, the rally will mark Trump's 100th day in office. The event also falls on the same night as the White House Correspondent's Dinner, which Trump has decided to skip, breaking years of precedent. The president spent much time campaigning in Pennsylvania, and taking the state proved a...
  • Cops: Girl, 14, impregnated by South Philly soccer coach who paid her for sex

    04/21/2017 9:56:59 PM PDT · by Phillyred · 45 replies
    Cops: Girl, 14, impregnated by South Philly soccer coach who paid her for sex Special Offer for Philly.com Readers Philly.com logo News — Crime Cops: Girl, 14, impregnated by South Philly soccer coach who paid her for sex Updated: APRIL 20, 2017 — 5:45 PM EDT 1060 REPRINTS Francisco-Prado-Contreras Camera icon PHILADELPHIA POLICE Francisco Prado-Contreras is facing charges that include statutory sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault, corruption of a minor and related offenses. by Stephanie Farr, Staff Writer @FarFarrAway | farrs@phillynews.com A South Philadelphia soccer coach paid money to have sex with a girl on his team when she was...
  • Philadelphia Activists Smash Pat Toomey Pińata Filled With Condoms, Sex Candy

    04/20/2017 6:41:43 AM PDT · by pabianice · 12 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 4/20/17 | Scher
    At least two employees of Billy Penn, the official Pennsylvania partner of PolitiFact, attended a Philadelphia birthday party in which guests "beat the shit out of" a pińata effigy of sitting Sen. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.). A Billy Penn reporter and cameraman were present at the party, which doubled as a fundraiser for a local group that gives financial assistance to women seeking abortions. The birthday girl, an abortion worker named Samantha Pinto, got the pińata of Toomey made by the Philly Socialists—she thought that destroying it "would be a fun thing for the party since Pat Toomey opposes abortion,"...
  • Steve Stephens found dead in Pennsylvania

    04/18/2017 9:05:05 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 162 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/18/2017 | CNN
    Breaking: Pennsylvania state police confirm that after a brief pursuit, Steve Stephens shot and killed himself.
  • 20 Shot, 4 Die in Easter Weekend Shootings in Philadelphia

    04/17/2017 1:50:54 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    nbcphiladelphia.com ^ | April 17, 2017 | Dan Stamm
    Four people were killed and 16 others hurt in a series of shootings that plagued Philadelphia over the warm Easter holiday weekend. "Summertime is coming, warm weather today, we get shootings that peak and valley during the warm weather," Philadelphia police Capt. Jamill Taylor said early Sunday at the scene of a homicide at 62nd Street and Woodland Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia.
  • Analysis: Beware the myth of the disillusioned Trump voter

    04/17/2017 2:10:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | April 17, 2017 | Aaron Blake, The Washington Post
    The New York Times reported Monday that a key congressional district in Pennsylvania isn't thrilled with its choice of voting for Donald Trump for president. The 8th District outside Philadelphia is a quintessential suburban swing district that has the unusual distinction of voting for both Trump and Mitt Romney by the narrowest of margins the past two elections. Hence the New York Times Treatment. The headline of the piece is "Trump Voters in a Swing District Wonder When the 'Winning' Will Start." A sampling: Usually, this pathway outside Parx Casino is reserved for self-flagellation, a private lament at the last...
  • Trump Jr. mocks Pa. college's LGBT students, supporters 'afraid' of Chick-fil-A on campus

    04/13/2017 5:31:42 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 56 replies
    Penn Live ^ | April 13, 2017 | Colin Deppen
    While his father was busy insisting that U.S.-Russia relations would survive this latest round of frost, Donald Trump Jr. was tweeting about fast food on college campuses. Well, one campus in particular: Pittsburgh's Duquesne University, where LGBT students and their supporters say they fear the addition of a Chick-fil-A restaurant to a campus food court because of the company's "questionable history on civil rights and human rights."
  • Woman at town hall rallies Dems to fight: “Sense our angst … Step up your passion.”

    04/12/2017 5:13:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Shareblue ^ | April 12, 2017 | Oliver Willis
    Grassroots voters are showing up at Democratic town halls to encourage their elected officials to strengthen their resistance to Donald Trump, a sign that the movement continues to grow and become more sophisticated. Voters want their elected representatives in Washington to show more backbone in their resistance to Donald Trump and the Republican Party’s agenda, and they are not reticent about making it known. The message was delivered loud and clear to Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) at a town hall meeting he held at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. “Most of the disagreements with Mr. Casey or tough questions...
  • 2 anti-Trump protesters get up to 1 year in Pa. jail

    04/12/2017 1:07:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Patriot-News ^ | April 11, 2017 | John Luciew
    An anti-Donald Trump protest that spun out of control in western Pennsylvania has turned in to up to a year in jail for a pair of Pittsburgh men who clashed with police at the event. According to TribLive.com, Kennon Hooper, 32, of West Oakland, and Maxwell Yearick, 30, of Perry South, each were sentenced to three to 12 months in jail for assaulting and injuring two police officers during a chaotic protest outside a Trump campaign rally last spring. Specifically, Hooper allegedly sprayed an officer with pepper spray and kicked the officer in the hand and knees, TribLive.com reported. Meanwhile,...
  • Online auto parts company Turn5 plans expansion, will add 200 jobs

    04/11/2017 3:49:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Delaware County Daily Times ^ | April 5, 2017 | Brian McCullough
    TREDYFFRIN - A company that sells parts online for Jeep Wranglers, Ford Mustangs and F-150 pickup trucks plans to expand and add almost 200 jobs in eastern Chester County. The news of Turn5’s expansion was announced by Gov. Tom Wolf last week as the state put in incentives to keep the company, now based in East Whiteland, in the area. The new headquarters at 600 Cedar Hollow Road will be about four miles from its current location on Lee Boulevard, brothers and company founders Steve and Andrew Voudouris said. The company was last in the headlines in July when it...
  • 2 Trump protesters get 3-12 months in jail for assaulting Pittsburgh police

    04/10/2017 8:43:25 PM PDT · by PittsburghAfterDark · 20 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | April 10, 2017 | MEGAN GUZA
    Two Pittsburgh men will spend up to one year in jail for assaulting police officers during an anti-Donald Trump protest in Downtown Pittsburgh last year , according to District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr.'s Office. Kennon Hooper, 32, of West Oakland, and Maxwell Yearick, 30, of Perry South, were each sentenced to three to 12 months in jail for their part in the April 13 protests that injured several officers. Both men pleaded guilty to one count each of simple assault and resisting arrest.
  • Several Cars Damaged After Rocks, Steel Rebar Were Thrown On Pennsylvania Turnpike

    04/07/2017 7:50:56 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | April 3, 2017 | Anita Oh
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS)–A Sunday drive on the Pennsylvania Turnpike nearly turned deadly for Tracy Andrews.“I noticed a guy standing near the concrete barrier with a rock, throwing it across the barrier. He hit my windshield,” said Andrews.The damage left behind: a sizable crater, shards of glass and shock.“I was horrified,” Andrews said. “It could’ve killed me very easily.”Corporal Steven Ranck with the Pennsylvania State Police confirms around 5 p.m. Sunday near mile marker 357, at least two men hurled rocks and steel rebar at passing cars in the westbound lane.Photo/ Anita Oh The two were reportedly standing at ground level behind...
  • Philadelphia Chapter of Black Lives Matter Bans White People From Their ‘Open’ Meetings

    04/05/2017 4:19:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    OpsLens ^ | April 4, 2017 | Angelina Newsom
    You aren’t black? Then you aren’t welcome here… The Black Lives Matter organization based in Philadelphia created a public event on Facebook for a gathering they were hosting which they marketed as an “open meeting.” As many know, the supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement are very diverse. There are many different backgrounds represented as allies of the cause, which has grown significantly since its inception. This includes white people. A simple internet search will turn up many pictures of white people protesting right alongside black people. However—for the Philly chapter of BLM—their meetings and events are strictly “black...
  • Man in Drunk Lives Matter shirt charged with drunken driving

    04/05/2017 8:39:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 5, 2017 9:23 AM EDT
    Police in Pennsylvania say they arrested a man wearing a Drunk Lives Matter shirt for drunken driving. Police say 44-year-old Elwood Gutshall III’s blood-alcohol content was about two and a half times the state’s legal limit for drivers when he was pulled over early on March 19 in Newville. He was wearing a green St. Patrick’s Day shirt with the saying on it. …
  • New arts program will connect student artists to PA Turnpike

    04/01/2017 11:11:36 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission ^ | March 30, 2017 | Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
    New arts program will connect student artists to PA Turnpike New partnership, Art Sparks, will develop public art created by local students HUMMELSTOWN, PA. (March 30, 2017) — Today, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) and Pennsylvania Council for the Arts (PCA) announced a new partnership that connects student artists with art being developed for stops along the PA Turnpike. The new program, called Art Sparks, will utilize the PCA’s Arts in Education residency program to develop student-created, original pieces of art for Turnpike service plazas across the 550-mile system. These public art pieces will be on display in service plazas...
  • Delaware River Turnpike Bridge to Reopen Late Tonight (reopened early in March)

    04/01/2017 10:54:01 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission ^ | March 9, 2017 | Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
    Delaware River Turnpike Bridge to Reopen Late Tonight Crossing was closed for seven weeks as fractured truss member was repaired. Officials from the PA Turnpike Commission (PTC) and the New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA) today announced that they expect to reopen the jointly owned Delaware River Bridge sometime late tonight. The 1.25-mile-long bridge, which carries traffic between the two states, first closed Jan. 20 when a complete fracture was discovered in the superstructure beneath the westbound lanes on the Pennsylvania side in Bristol Township, Bucks County. “Many people were greatly inconvenienced by this closure over the last seven weeks, and...
  • PA Turnpike Commission Stops Work on Mon-Fayette Expressway

    04/01/2017 10:47:16 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission ^ | March 21, 2017 | Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
    PA Turnpike Commission Stops Work on Mon-Fayette ExpresswayCommissioners freeze project spending due to apparent lack of support.HIGHSPIRE, PA. (March 21, 2017) — The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission announced today that it will stop engineering-design activities on the 14-mile Mon-Fayette Expressway project in Allegheny County in light of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission’s recent decision to table the project. “The PA Turnpike has a legislative mandate to develop the Mon-Fayette Expressway, but our role is not to serve as an advocate for the project,” said PA Turnpike CEO Mark Compton. “This is a regional project, and the decision as to whether it is...
  • Coffee shop brews up backlash with loyalty card: 'Punch' 10 conservatives, get a free cup of joe

    03/31/2017 6:38:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | March 31, 2017 | The Associated Press
    A Pittsburgh coffee shop is brewing up backlash over a loyalty punch card featuring pictures of President Trump and other conservatives. Black Forge Coffee House owner Nick Miller says the satiric cards are meant to express frustration with the system and nothing more. However, critics complain the punch holes make it look like the politicos have been shot in the forehead. The subjects include Vice President Mike Pence, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and conservative pundits Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh and Bill O'Reilly....