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  • Sloppy bookkeeping' led to $924 million in accounting mistakes in Philly budget (Kleptocrat Kenney)

    06/13/2018 7:37:37 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 23 replies
    ABC News (Philadelphia WPVI) ^ | 06/13/2018 | Annie McCormick
    City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart released a report Tuesday night stating $33.3 million is missing from the City of Philadelphia's main cash account. Besides financial discrepancies, the report also found issues ranging from outdated technology to inadequate staffing. "My office has opened a fraud investigation," Rhynhart said. According to the report, the discrepancy dates back several years. The report states other city accounts have not been reconciled by the Treasurer's Office, some since 2010.
  • Drag Queens at Please Touch Museum Have Some Parents Outraged(Drag Queen Show for Kids)

    06/10/2018 3:19:01 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 45 replies
    PhillyMag ^ | 06/08/2018 | VICTOR FIORILLO
    The Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia isn’t exactly the kind of place where you’d expect to find a lot of drama brewing. After all, the popular Fairmount Park museum is geared toward kids aged six months through 7 years and features things like a kid-sized grocery store, a century-old carousel, and a room where kids can build and launch their own rocket ships. Controversial it is not. But then the Please Touch Museum invited the drag queens. In honor of Pride Month, the Please Touch Museum is hosting a Pride Family Festival this Saturday, and the main event is Drag...
  • White House slams Philadelphia mayor for ‘disgusting’ victory dance over sanctuary city ruling

    06/07/2018 2:03:59 PM PDT · by detective · 36 replies
    MSN News ^ | June 7, 2018 | John Roberts
    The White House on Thursday slammed the mayor of Philadelphia’s “disgusting” celebratory dance after a court ruled in favor of the city in a fight with the Trump administration on its sanctuary city status. U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson ruled Wednesday that the Trump administration cannot cut off grants to the city over policies limiting cooperation with federal immigration authorities. Baylson said the conditions the administration placed on the city were unconstitutional, “arbitrary and capricious.” Video tweeted by Philadelphia Mayor James Kenney’s deputy chief of staff showed him dancing with chief of staff Jane Slusser. “Sanctuary city, yeh!” a giddy...
  • Report: Foles was only confirmed Eagles player set to visit White House

    06/06/2018 6:59:50 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 51 replies
    msn.com ^ | June 6, 2018 | Mike Alessandrini
    The Philadelphia Eagles' White House contingent would apparently have been a small one, as quarterback Nick Foles and potentially one other player were planning to attend the ceremony, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.
  • MSNBC Compares Ceremony By Trump ‘Regime’ to RFK Assassination(Nutbaggery!)

    06/06/2018 10:55:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 6/6/2018 | Scott Whitlock
    When people think of the liberal venom coming from MSNBC, many would single out Chris Matthews, Rachel Maddow or Lawrence O’Donnell. But the 9am hour has quietly become another home on the network for angry rants. On Wednesday, guests compared Donald Trump to a dictator and somehow linked Trump’s White House speech on Tuesday to the assassination of Robert Kennedy. Talking about Trump’s patriotism event in the wake of cancelling the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles' appearance at the White House, New York Times columnist Bret Stephens linked: “This reminds me of certain regimes around the world. The Maduro regime...
  • White House call kicked off criminal investigation of H.R. McMaster Sr.'s death

    06/06/2018 4:34:13 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 11 replies
    Philly.Com ^ | 06/05/2018 | Harold Brubaker,
    A call from the White House to the Philadelphia Police Department kicked off a criminal investigation into the April 13 death of Herbert R. McMaster Sr. at Cathedral Village, according to testimony Tuesday ---SNIP--- One of three nursing assistants scheduled to work the 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. shift that started on April 12 was two hours late for work and then took a two-hour nap during the shift, Piper alleged, limiting the amount of care available for the 39 patients on the first floor of Cathedral Village’s rehabilitation wing. Because McMaster had four falls between 9:45 p.m. on April...
  • Trump successfully trounces Philadelphia "Hate America" Eagles after their cutie stunt fails badly.

    06/05/2018 1:06:32 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 93 replies
    Not a good day for the Philadelphia Eagles, The worthless, Philadelphia Mayor, A USA Senator, Bob Casey and left wing hate America, hate the flag, the national anthem, the USA military and, most of all the NFL (National Football League) The Eagle low life dreg brigade tried to pull a fast one on POTUS, Trump and Trump ate their lunch. Got news for the low life...the vast majority of the American people have no use for the Philadelphia Eagles...period. And I hope the good people and voters of the great state of Pennsylvania have enough common sense and smarts to...
  • Philadelphia mayor calls Trump a "tyrant" after White House snubs Eagles

    06/05/2018 2:51:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 57 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | June 5, 2018 | By ALEX SUNDBY
    Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney called President Trump a "tyrant" who "is trying to turn this country into a dictatorship." The mayor made the comments on CBSN on Tuesday morning after the White House disinvited the Philadelphia Eagles from a celebration for the team's Super Bowl victory. "Cities need to stand up in this country, and many mayors have stood up in this country against this tyrant," Kenney said. "He is trying to turn this country into a dictatorship by ignoring the courts and by saying and doing what he wants, by ignoring the Department of Justice ... and in the...
  • Philadelphia Mayor Calls Trump a “Fragile Egomaniac” for Disinviting Eagles from White House

    06/05/2018 5:39:43 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 124 replies
    brietbart ^ | 06/04/2018 | Dylan Gwinn
    Philadelphia’s mayor called President Trump a “fragile egomaniac,” and accused him of not being a “true patriot.” Mayor Jim Kenney released the following statement in response to Trump’s decision: The Eagles call the birthplace of our democracy home, so it’s no surprise that this team embodies everything that makes our country and our city great. Their athletic accomplishments on the field led to an historic victory this year. Fans all across the country rallied behind them because we like to root for the underdog and we feel joy when we see the underdogs finally win. I’m equally proud of the...
  • PHILADELPHIA EAGLES WHITE HOUSE VISIT IS OFF ... Trump Suggests He Pulled the Plug

    06/04/2018 4:17:55 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 147 replies
    TMZ ^ | Jun 4, 2018 | staff
    Donald Trump has announced the plans for the Philadelphia Eagles to visit the White House to celebrate the Super Bowl victory is officially OFF ... and POTUS is making it seem like it was his decision. Instead, Trump says he will still have the United States Marine Band and the United Army Chorus playing the national anthem at 1600 Pennsylvania ... while he stands proudly and watches. The team was scheduled to visit on Tuesday ... without several key members from the team who opted out as a way to protest Trump's stance on the national anthem. But Trump says...
  • WHAT? Donald Trump was wanted by two pro Baseball teams.

    05/28/2018 8:54:32 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 33 replies
    27 May 18 | hapnHAL
    Donald Trump was wanted by two pro Baseball teams. Not only does Trump know how to play hardball in the business world and as president of the United States, but it turns out he could play with the best of them in the baseball world. President Donald Trump was heavily scouted and wanted by two pro teams when coming out of his high school military prep academy to be a pro prospect. The Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies were keen to sign up the first basemen from NY Military Academy before he went off to college at Fordham...
  • The Polish Patriot Who Helped Americans Beat the British

    05/28/2018 9:44:42 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 51 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | March 8, 2017 | Erick Trickey
    Two months after Ben Franklin helped draft the Declaration of Independence, a surprise visitor walked into his Philadelphia shop. The young man’s curly brown hair cascaded down toward his shoulders, and his English was so broken he switched to French. Thaddeus Kosciuszko, a 30-year-old Pole just off the boat from Europe via the Caribbean, introduced himself and offered to enlist as an officer in the new American nation’s army. Franklin, curious, quizzed Kosciuszko about his education: a military academy in Warsaw, studies in Paris in civil engineering, including fort building. Franklin asked him for letters of recommendation. Kosciuszko had none....
  • New Starbucks policy: No purchase needed to sit in cafes

    05/19/2018 2:41:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 80 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 19, 2018 2:20 PM | Joseph Pisani
    Starbucks announced a new policy Saturday that allows anyone to sit in its cafés or use its restrooms, even if they don’t buy anything. The new policy comes five weeks after two black men who hadn’t bought anything were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks. Company executives have said its previous policies were loose and ambiguous, leaving decisions on whether people could sit in its stores or use the restroom up to store managers. […] The company said anyone can use its cafés, patios or restrooms without buying anything, but it noted workers should still call the police if someone is...
  • Philly Election Worker Pleads Guilty To Intimidating Voters; 'You will vote Democrat!'

    05/16/2018 5:13:04 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 32 replies
    CNDnews.net ^ | Monday, May 14, 2018
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A North Philadelphia election worker has pleaded guilty to election fraud during a 2017 special election for a state House seat in the city. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro says 59-year-old Thurman George, a machine inspector at Poll 43-7, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to frauds by election officers. George, along with three other election workers, was accused of harassment and intimidation against voters who wanted to vote for candidates of their choice, but not the candidate being pushed by the city’s Democratic Party machine. Minority inspector Calvin Mattox previously pleaded guilty to not meeting the qualifications of...
  • Nurse charged in death of H. R. McMaster Sr. at Cathedral Village

    05/10/2018 11:19:35 AM PDT · by katnip · 31 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 05/10/2018 | Harold Brubaker
    The Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General on Thursday charged a licensed practical nurse with involuntary manslaughter in the April 13 death of Herbert R. McMaster Sr. in the nursing home at Cathedral Village, in the Upper Roxborough section of Philadelphia. Christann S. Gainey, 30, was also charged with neglect of a care-dependent person and tampering with records for allegedly failing to provide appropriate care to McMaster, the father of former national security adviser H.R. McMaster Jr., after he fell in his room and hit his head, according to an eight-page criminal complaint.
  • Surprise: Stormy Daniels Is Dancing at the Penthouse Club This Week

    05/06/2018 6:44:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Philadelphia Magazine ^ | May 6, 2018 | Victor Fiorillo
    Back in March, we told you that adult entertainer Stormy Daniels would be doing her thing at Club Risque in November, but now we’ve learned that she’s going to be performing at the Penthouse Club on Monday and Tuesday of this week. The just-announced Stormy Daniels appearance at the Penthouse Club on Castor Avenue is scheduled to take place a couple of days after she made headlines for her surprise cameo on Saturday Night Live. Later this week, Penthouse magazine will release a special Stormy Daniels collector’s issue, so she’s doing a publicity tour — as if she needs more...
  • All dressed up and nowhere to go: America’s public bathroom crisis

    05/01/2018 7:57:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 30, 2018 | Harvey Molotch
    The arrest of two black men in a Philadelphia Starbucks started with a toilet: They asked to use the restroom. They hadn’t bought anything, at least not yet, which was reason for the manager to demand that they leave. Next came calls to the police, handcuffs, outrage, corporate apologies, plans for employee training, and conversations about race and policing that won’t end anytime soon. But it started with a toilet.
  • Baseball Hall of Famer on the hot seat for on-air joke about women, #MeToo movement

    04/30/2018 9:07:31 PM PDT · by TBP · 32 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 30, 2018 | Aaron Colen
    Philadelphia Phillies broadcaster and Hall of Fame baseball player Mike Schmidt has taken some heat for a joke he made about women, dishwashing and the #MeToo movement during a game Saturday, according to the New York Post. Schmidt, who has made controversial remarks in the past, is an analyst on Comcast SportsNet. Schmidt’s joke came during a discussion about a humorous tweet from an Atlanta Braves player’s wife about an injury. Amanda McCarthy @Mrs_McCarthy32 Whoa so much happened. Dislocated your shoulder, made the out, popped it back in, then just walked around normal? But you still can’t do the dishes......
  • Family wins back 1933 $20 Double Eagle gold coins worth $80 million seized by feds

    04/18/2015 7:29:36 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 77 replies
    A family was awarded the rights to 10 rare gold coins possibly worth $80 million or more on Friday after a U.S. appeals court overturned a jury verdict. U.S. Department of the Treasury officials insist the $20 Double Eagles were stolen from the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia before the 1933 series was melted down when the country went off the gold standard. They argued that Joan Langbord and her sons cannot lawfully own the coins, which she said she found in a family bank deposit box in 2003. Langbord's father, jeweler Israel Switt, had dealings with the Mint in the...
  • How did Philly lose track of $33 million?

    04/28/2018 6:37:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 58 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | APRIL 27, 2018 | Claudia Vargas
    City officials are trying to figure out if $33.3 million is missing from the city’s main bank account. The discrepancy is the amount the city reports having in its records vs. what bank statements show and was first flagged in the city’s 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), released in February. But the problem wasn’t widely known to the public until the current series of budget hearings — in which Councilman Allan Domb has peppered every city financial official about the unaccounted-for funds. “I’m flabbergasted,” Domb said as he questioned the city’s treasurer earlier this month. “There could be a...