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  • Sam Bradford demands trade after Eagles' move for No. 2 pick

    04/25/2016 11:31:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 25, 2016 | Staff
    The Philadelphia Eagles have been informed that quarterback Sam Bradford wants to be traded and will not be showing up for their offseason program any longer, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
  • How the out-of-touch media missed Donald Trump's rise

    04/23/2016 9:02:08 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 23, 2016 | EDDIE SCARRY
    In an appearance on CNN in March, Philadelphia Daily News columnist Will Bunch said that "too much of our, at least, mainstream elite media news coverage is driven by columnists and pundits who aren't out in the field. They're talking to the consultant class at places like the Capital Grill and [with] consultants who are fighting the last war, who expected Trump to collapse. Bunch chided the media for having a blindspot to the places where Trump was receiving support. "The truth is if they'd gone out to places like Kentucky … these people are happy to talk, and what...
  • Happy Earth Day! Here's the story of the co-founder who killed then composted his girlfriend

    04/22/2016 10:37:46 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 13 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 04/22/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    Ira Einhorn was on stage hosting the first Earth Day event at the Fairmount Park in Philadelphia on April 22, 1970. Seven years later, police raided his closet and found the "composted" body of his ex-girlfriend inside a trunk.
  • [From April 14, 2013] Observe 'Holly Maddux Day' instead ( Earth Day - Lenin's birthday )

    04/22/2016 10:11:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    WND ^ | 04/14/2013 | Fritz Spencer
    More and more Americans are opting out of Earth Day in favor of a holiday that offers a chance to fight back against Marxism and political correctness. The holiday, which is called “Holly Maddux Day,” is named after the young woman murdered by Ira Einhorn, a 1960s antiwar activist. Einhorn, who was a friend of Jerry Rubin and Abby Hoffman, is regarded by many as the founder of Earth Day. Einhorn emceed the first Earth Day celebration in Philadelphia in April 1970, at which Sen. Edmund Muskie gave the highlight address. Einhorn, an advocate of free love and drug use,...
  • Browns trading No. 2 pick to Eagles for five picks

    04/20/2016 11:08:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 20, 2016 | Staff
    The Cleveland Browns are trading the No. 2 pick in this year's NFL draft to the Philadelphia Eagles for five selections over the next two years. The Browns get the 2016 first-round pick (No. 8 overall), the Eagles' third-round and fourth-round picks in 2016. They also get the Eagles' 2017 first-round pick and the Eagles' 2018 second-rounder.
  • Federal Park Ranger Mocks Founders, Constitution ... While Leading Tour of Independence Hall!

    04/20/2016 10:58:52 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 127 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 19, 2016 | J. Christian Adams
    A federal employee of the National Park Service who offers guided tours of Independence Hall in Philadelphia -- the birthplace of the Constitution -- stunned a group of tourists this week by telling them the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence were the product of "class elites who were just out to protect their privileged status." Mary A. Hogan, a federal employee making in excess of $95,000 per year in salary and benefits, provided a tour Monday afternoon at Independence Hall laced with factual inaccuracies and disparaging comments about the Founders and the Constitution. Hogan, who goes by the...
  • 22 People Show Up For Cruz Philadelphia Rally-Unhinged Ted Starts Screaming on Radio(audio)

    04/19/2016 5:17:29 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 143 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 4-19-2016 | sundance
    Presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz had a full apoplectic meltdown today. During a radio appearance an unhinged Senator Cruz began lashing out and screaming at Sean Hannity. (Full Audio) The internet lit up as people discussed the on-air meltdown wondering what could have possibly triggered such grossly unstable behavior.Apparently the answer is found in this picture from Senator Cruz’s rally in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Only a few dozen people showed up to hear candidate Cruz – in a city home to over 1.6 million people.Apparently not much support for Lyin’ Ted Cruz in the city of brotherly love.Here’s the audio...
  • Media Will Obsess About Trump’s Victory In NY, But Cruz Owned The Night With His Speech In Philly

    04/19/2016 10:34:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 192 replies
    The Louisiana Hayride ^ | April 19, 2016 | Scott McKay, publisher
    It wasn’t a good night for Ted Cruz, who finished third in New York amid a landslide for Donald Trump in his home state. There was some talk, which turned out to be more hopeful than realistic, that because of the fact New York was a closed primary with registration rules so restrictive that you had to be registered as a Republican back in October of last year in order to vote in it the circumstances would serve to hold down his vote – perhaps even keep him under 50 percent. That didn’t happen; with 70 percent of the vote...
  • Why Trump may be costing Democrats millions for their convention

    04/18/2016 8:56:00 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 15 replies
    politico.com ^ | 04/18/16 05:34 AM EDT | Anna Palmer and Brianna Gurciullo
    Why Trump may be costing Democrats millions for their convention The GOP is struggling to raise cash from corporate donors, and now Democrats are feeling the pinch. By Anna Palmer and Brianna Gurciullo 04/18/16 05:34 AM EDT Republicans have been struggling for months in the shadow of Donald Trump to get corporate sponsors to pony up for their convention. Now Democratic fundraisers are feeling their pain, too. Several Fortune 500 companies — including Bank of America, Duke Energy and Time Warner —are taking a pass on chipping in for the Democratic convention in Philadelphia or, with just 100 days to...
  • Father shot 4-year-old daughter in Philadelphia home, police say

    04/17/2016 2:58:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | April 17, 2016
    A father confessed to shooting and killing his 4-year-old daughter inside their Philadelphia home on Saturday afternoon, police said. The girl’s father, who has not been named, was allegedly playing with a gun when it fired, striking the girl in the face, CBS Philly reported. The girl died inside the house. The man fled after the shooting, but he was later taken into custody. Police originally believed the girl’s 5-year-old brother shot his sister, using the man’s weapon. A gun was recovered inside the house.
  • Hundreds protesting various issues tie up traffic around City Hall

    04/15/2016 11:31:21 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 14 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 04/15/2016 | Tommy Rowan
    As the evening rush of motorists descended upon Center City on Thursday evening, protesters from varying movements joined together for a large-scale "Day of Action" march to bring attention to their many causes. The marchers - including a few hundred activists seeking a national $15-an-hour minimum wage, a halt to a proposed stadium for Temple University, and an end to racial injustice - snaked down North Broad Street all the way to City Hall, where they stopped traffic for more than an hour. Bishop Dwayne Royster, executive director of POWER (Philadelphians Organized to Witness, Empower and Rebuild), said the goal...
  • "White Privilege Conference": (success is "white" and "racist")

    04/15/2016 6:49:29 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 37 replies
    EAG News.org ^ | 4/15/2016 | Victor Skinner
    PHILADELPHIA – Thursday marked the start of “The 17th Annual White Privilege Conference” and this year’s theme is "Let Freedom Ring, Re-Imagining Equality & Social Justice in the United States." The annual event is aimed at promoting the theory of White Privilege – that American society is hopelessly stacked against minorities and the only way to fix the system is for white people to acknowledge their immense "privilege" and repent. "Our vision is to build a community committed to dismantling white privilege, white supremacy and oppression, every day, everywhere," wrote Eddie Moore Jr., founder and president of “The Privilege Institute,”...
  • Bill Clinton's 1994 Crime Bill Is History

    04/14/2016 9:57:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 14, 2016 | Emmett Tyrrell
    Washington -- Over the last few days, former President Bill Clinton displayed one of the salient weaknesses of our contemporary politicians. He did this even while reminding Americans of, some would say, his rare lapses in true leadership: his 1994 bipartisan legislation to lower crimes rates in cities. When confronted by low-information Black Lives Matter activists during his speech in Philadelphia last week, he wilted. It took him 24 hours, but eventually, after an eloquent defense of his 1994 leadership, he groveled, whimpering, "I almost want to apologize." Why apologize, Mr. President? The incarceration of criminals that followed that 1994...
  • Radical Leftists Unleash Anti-Trump Riots Starting On March 19th

    03/20/2016 5:31:09 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 48 replies
    Economic Collaps ^ | 19 August 2015 | Michael Snyder
    Many of the exact same groups that participated in Occupy Wall Street and helped organize protest rallies in Ferguson and Baltimore are now promising to bring us “the largest civil disobedience actions in a generation”. I recently wrote about the trouble that radical leftists have caused by attempting to disrupt Trump campaign events, but now there is a very organized effort to turn this into a national movement. On March 19th, thousands of angry protesters will descend on Trump Tower in New York City to denounce Donald Trump’s “fascist policies”, and on April 2nd dozens of leftist organizations will join...
  • PHILADELPHIA FLYERS OWNER ED SNIDER DIES AT AGE 83

    04/11/2016 10:27:24 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 11 replies
    6 ABC PHILADELPHIA ^ | 11 APRIL 2016 | WPVI
    PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Ed Snider, the Philadelphia Flyers founder whose "Broad Street Bullies" became the first expansion team to win the Stanley Cup, has died after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 83.
  • Divided Democrats: Welcome To Philadelphia

    04/10/2016 6:28:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 10, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    As the media focuses on what promises to be “The Mistake On The Lake 2: Electric Boogaloo,” also known as the Republican convention in Cleveland, there’s another tire fire heating up in the City Of Brotherly Hate. The GOP convention looks like it will be a mess, but the Democratic convention a week later could be worse. After all, if there’s one thing Democrats know how to do, it’s throw a convention that turns into a total riot. As you know if you’ve been exposed to even a minute of mainstream news over the last month, the odds of a...
  • Russell Simmons Demands an Apology From Bill Clinton Over Black Lives Matter Comments

    04/09/2016 12:11:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Wrap ^ | April 7, 2016 | Debbie Emery
    “The small drug users who were diseased and locked away deserve it? Bill Clinton u owe the black community and black lives matter an apology,” Def Jam Recordings co-founder says Russell Simmons was not impressed with Bill Clinton’s comments about the Black Lives Matter movement — and let the former president know it. “The small drug users who were diseased and locked away deserve it? Bill Clinton u owe the black community and black lives matter an apology,” the Def Jam Recordings co-founder and Phat Farm founder tweeted Thursday night. Simmons also linked out to a report on NPR detailing...
  • Why Bill Clinton's So Mad

    04/08/2016 7:36:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 8, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: On the Democrat side. I thought it was only the Trump rallies that had protesters, but it turns out Bill Clinton is drawing protesters. He's out there stumping for Hillary. You know people are starting to ask, with some of the stuff Clinton is saying. They really are. I mean, Salon.com is demanding that Hillary fire him. They say, "We know that she can't divorce him, but she should fire him." Why can't she divorce him? Why can't she? I ask it rhetorically. She's stuck with the guy, and the things he's doing are making people think...
  • Daniel Pipes: There's a name for Trump's brand of politics: neo-fascism

    04/07/2016 3:38:08 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 78 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | April 7, 2016 | Daniel Pipes
    Of his many outrageous campaign statements, perhaps Donald J. Trump's most important ones concern his hoped-for role as president of the United States. When told that uniformed personnel would disobey his unlawful order as president to torture prisoners and kill civilians, Trump menacingly replied "They won't refuse. They're not going to refuse, believe me." Responding to criticism by the speaker of the House, Trump spoke like a Mafia don: "Paul Ryan, I don't know him well, but I'm sure I'm going to get along great with him. And if I don't? He's gonna have to pay a big price." ......
  • Bill Clinton has heated exchange with protesters at rally for Hillary [Bubba vs BLM]

    04/08/2016 2:51:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Former President Bill Clinton engaged in a heated exchange on Thursday with protesters upset about welfare reform and gun violence laws passed when he was in office 20 years ago. Addressing supporters at a Hillary Clinton presidential rally in Philadelphia, Bill Clinton was interrupted by people in the crowd holding signs reading "Clinton crime bill destroyed our communities" and "Welfare reform increased poverty." As first lady, Hillary Clinton said in a 1996 speech about the crime bill, "They are often the kinds of kids that are called super-predators." Some blacks have found the term "super-predators" offensive and have tried to...
  • Bill Clinton In Philadelphia: Africa Is ‘A Place Where Black Lives Matter’

    04/07/2016 7:19:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 7, 2016 | Matthew Boyle
    Former President Bill Clinton’s doubled-down in his tense interaction with Black Lives Matter protesters today by praising his wife’s work to save lives in Africa, adding that it is “a place where Black Lives Matter.” The jibe came in Philadelphia, where he’s stumping for his wife’s struggling 2016 campaign. “I’ll tell you another story about a place where Black Lives Matter: Africa,” Clinton said. “The other day, I started my day with a picture that was sent to me on my iPad of a little guy running a store—he wasn’t very tall—in Tanzania in Dar es Salaam. You know what...
  • Bill Clinton confronts protesters who say his crime reforms hurt blacks (Video)

    04/07/2016 6:20:38 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    al Reuters ^ | 04/07/2016 | LUCIANA LOPEZ AND JONATHAN ALLEN
    Former President Bill Clinton on Thursday faced down protesters angry at the impact his 1994 crime reforms have had on black Americans and defended the record of his wife, Hillary Clinton, who is relying on the support of black voters in her quest for the presidency. The former president spent more than 10 minutes confronting the protesters at a campaign rally in Philadelphia for his wife over criticisms that the crime bill he approved while president led to a surge in the imprisonment of black people. The Democratic race for the Nov. 8 election has become increasingly heated as Hillary...
  • Bill unloads on Obama: 'World coming apart' (Video)

    04/07/2016 5:56:26 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 2 hours ago
    Former President Bill Clinton unloaded on the Obama administration and Black Lives Matter protesters during a campaign event Thursday for his wife in Pennsylvania.Clinton took a veiled jab at Obama’s handling of world affairs, saying, “Unlike when I was president, a lot of things are coming apart around the world now. We like to just think about our economic issues, but you have to worry about a collapse in Europe dragging back the American economy. You have to worry about the largest number of refugees since World War II. And all this stuff comes home.”
  • Sanders: "Clinton is "not qualified" to be president based on her actions and stances.

    04/06/2016 8:40:39 PM PDT · by sunrise_sunset · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/6/2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    "Secretary Clinton appears to be getting a little bit nervous," he told a crowd in Philadelphia. "And she has been saying lately that she thinks that I am 'not qualified' to be president. Well, let me, let me just say in response to Secretary Clinton: I don't believe that she is qualified, if she is, through her super PAC, taking tens of millions of dollars in special interest funds. I don't think that you are qualified if you get $15 million from Wall Street through your super PAC."
  • Bill Clinton and Black Lives Matter Protesters Repeatedly Clash in Philadelphia

    04/07/2016 2:10:01 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 36 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 04/07/2016 | Jack Heretik
    Bill Clinton repeatedly clashed with protesters from Black Lives Matter on Thursday during his speech in Philadelphia. With a relatively small crowd in attendance, the protesters began holding up handmade signs and were shouting while the former president and husband of the Democratic primary front-runner, Hillary Clinton, was trying to speak. Their complaints appeared to be centered around the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, which is sometimes referred to as the Clinton Crime Bill since President Clinton signed it into law in 1994. While the protesters yelled at Clinton, Clinton supporters help up their signs in an attempt...
  • 2 dead after Amtrak train strikes backhoe on tracks near Philadelphia

    04/03/2016 7:32:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | April 3, 2016
    DEVELOPING:Two construction workers were killed when an Amtrak train traveling from New York to Savannah, Ga., Sunday struck a backhoe that was on the tracks about 15 miles south of Philadelphia, Delaware County officials said. Two construction workers were killed when an Amtrak train traveling from New York to Savannah, Ga., Sunday struck a backhoe that was on the tracks about 15 miles south of Philadelphia, Delaware County officials said. The crash, which occurred around 8 a.m., derailed the lead engine of Palmetto Train 89, according to a statement by Amtrak. One additional person was injured, according to NBC, which...
  • Amtrak train derails south of Philadelphia

    04/03/2016 7:18:45 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 9 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 3 | Staff
    PHILADELPHIA - An accident involving an Amtrak train near Philadelphia has led to the temporary shutting down of the Northeast Corridor service between New York and the accident site for Amtrak, one of the nation's busiest stretch of train tracks. In a statement, Amtrak said the Palmetto 89 train "operating from New York City to Savannah, Ga., struck a backhoe that was on the tracks and derailed the lead engine south of Philadelphia."
  • Shocking Footage: Man Viciously Attacks, Stabs Woman During Robbery at Philly El Stop (VIDEO)

    03/03/2016 4:30:57 AM PST · by ghosthost · 34 replies
    NBC 10 ^ | 3-2-2016 | Morgan Zalot
    The video shows the victim, a 30-year-old woman, walk into the elevator at the Huntingdon stop, on Kensington Avenue near Huntingdon Street, just after 1:30 a.m. Saturday. She holds the door for a man behind her and he joins her in the elevator. Surveillance Video Shows West Philly Triple Shooting The two stand in the elevator for several seconds and exchange words, and the man approaches the woman, cornering her in the elevator and pulling out a knife. He begins to attack the woman, at one point holding the knife pointed down toward her face and chest, as she struggles...
  • Philadelphia officially apologizes to Jackie Robinson

    03/31/2016 12:38:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 31, 2016 3:24 PM EDT
    Philadelphia is officially apologizing to Jackie Robinson for the shameful way he was treated in the City of Brotherly Love. The City Council passed a resolution Thursday naming April 15 as a day to honor Robinson’s achievements and to apologize for the racism he faced while visiting Philadelphia in 1947. …
  • OFFICIALS: PHILLY-BOUND FLIGHT CANCELED AFTER CO-PILOT SUSPECTED OF DRINKING AT DETROIT AIRPORT

    03/26/2016 10:46:16 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 46 replies
    6 ABC PHILADELPHIA ^ | 26 MARCH 2016 | AP
    PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- American Airlines flight 736 from Detroit to Philadelphia was cancelled after a pilot was suspected of drinking at the Detroit Metro Airport. TSA reported to police around 6:40 a.m. Saturday that they thought the co-pilot of an American Airlines flight bound for Philadelphia was acting oddly and may have been drinking. A field breathalyzer was administered and, officials say, the co-pilot failed the test.
  • Trump's sister receives threatening letter in Philadelphia

    CENTER CITY (WPVI) -- A threatening letter was sent to the sister of presidential candidate Donald Trump on Friday. Judge Maryanne Trump Barry sits on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, which is based in Center City. The FBI Philadelphia branch issued the following statement: "The FBI is aware of the incident and is working closely with the United States Secret Service and U.S. Marshals Service. As it is an ongoing matter, no further details are available at this time."
  • Kasich in Pennsylvania: Neither Cruz nor Trump can win in November

    03/16/2016 4:12:40 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 95 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/16/2016 | By David Weigel
    VILLANOVA, Penn. — Still vibrating from his home state primary win, Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) told crowds in the Philadelphia suburbs that President Obama had blown his chance to get a Supreme Court nominee, and that the two remaining candidates for the Republican nomination would lose the election. [Kasich wins Ohio with an eye toward a contested convention] "Neither of those guys can win a general election, so maybe they're spoiling it for the Republican Party and for the conservative movement," Kasich said of Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) "It's unlikely that anybody is going to achieve enough...
  • BROTHER OF NBA PLAYER AMONG DEAD IN 6 PHILADELPHIA INCIDENTS

    03/09/2016 11:50:08 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    ABC Philadelphia ^ | March 9, 2016
    PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Philadelphia police are investigating six deaths in six separate incidents, with crime scenes in Southwest Philadelphia, North Philadelphia, West Philadelphia, Strawberry Mansion, Grays Ferry and East Falls. So far, police have identified four of the six victims and, Action News has learned, one of those who died was the younger brother of an NBA player.
  • Philadelphia's Iron Lady has owner with an iron will

    03/09/2016 7:07:45 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Philadelphia Tribune ^ | March 8, 2016 | Ayana Jones
    Dianna Montague made history when she became the first African-American woman to join the Philadelphia’s Iron Workers Union Local 405. As the chairman and CEO of Iron Lady Enterprises Inc., Montague holds the distinction of being one of the only female ironworkers in Philadelphia. She is a certified master welder, rigger and rod setter. Montague is now working on one of the nation’s largest infrastructure projects, the $3.9 billion New NY Bridge. It will replace the Tappan Zee Bridge in Hudson Valley, N.Y., and is expected to be completed in 2018. Her company is responsible for land-based rebar fabrication and...
  • Philly Student Told to Lose Romney T-Shirt or Get Out (Flashback - KKK Mitt)

    03/03/2016 12:17:45 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 12 replies
    NBC News (Philly) ^ | 10/04/2012 | staff
    A Philadelphia high schooler says she was humiliated after her teacher told her to lose her Gov. Mitt Romney T-shirt comparing it to “wearing a KKK shirt.” Samantha Pawlucy, a 16-year-old sophomore at Charles Carroll High School in the Port Richmond section of the city, says she wore a pink Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan T-shirt last Friday during the school's dress down day.
  • Philadelphia's mayor seeks sugary drinks tax to fund pre-K

    02/29/2016 11:32:42 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 29, 2016 2:15 PM EST
    Philadelphia's mayor wants to tax sugary drinks to help fund his universal pre-K plan, among other initiatives. Mayor Jim Kenney tells The Philadelphia Inquirer he believes the 3-cents-per-ounce tax could bring in $400 million over five years. He says the money could fund a green jobs plan and repay a bond for rebuilding parks and recreations centers. ...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- USA's Northeast Megalopolis from Space

    02/23/2016 11:36:58 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    NASA ^ | February 24, 2016 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Can you identify a familiar area in the northeast USA just from nighttime lights? It might be possible because many major cities are visible, including (right to left) New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Richmond and Norfolk -- Boston of the USA's Northeast megalopolis is not pictured. The featured image was taken in 2012 from the International Space Station. In the foreground are two Russian cargo ships with prominent solar panels. This Northeast megalopolis of the USA contains almost 20 percent of the people of the USA but only about 2 percent of the land area. Also known also as...
  • Police: Gun owner saved cop from attack by kids (40 "kids" surrounding cop)

    02/10/2016 6:28:15 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 28 replies
    POLICE ARE crediting a vigilant gun owner with saving the life of an Upper Darby cop Friday after he saw the officer being attacked and surrounded by a large group of teens "There were 40 kids. If it wasn't for the good Samaritan stepping forward, he'd have been dead meat," Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said. "There's no doubt they would have attacked him." About 3 p.m. every weekday, from six to eight township police officers patrol the area near Upper Darby High School as nearly 4,000 kids pour out of the building on Lansdowne Avenue near School Lane.
  • 5 donors you've never heard of who could shape the 2016 race

    01/02/2016 10:41:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    MSN ^ | January 2, 2016 | Jonathan Swan and Harper Neidig, The Hill
    News articles concerning the most influential political donors in America typically list the same names: The Koch brothers, George Soros, Sheldon Adelson and, lately, Tom Steyer. But as we reach the end of 2015, none of these billionaires has spent big in the 2016 contest, at least not at an individual candidate level. In their absence, a number of lesser known donors are shaping up to be major players in 2016. Here are five to watch: 1. The DeVos Family We're cheating by including a whole family in our list, but there is no way of separating out this high-spending...
  • NBC’s Gifford says abortionist Gosnell waged real “war on women”

    01/19/2016 5:58:15 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | January 19, 2016 | Nancy Flanders
    On January 13, Kathie Lee Gifford and Today Show co-host Hoda Kotb interviewed actor Dean Cain on his current television show as well as his upcoming role in a movie due out this year which depicts the horrific crimes on women and their babies by abortionist Kermit Gosnell. Gosnell ran a filthy, un-inspected abortion clinic in West Philadelphia for decades. During that time he killed women, delivered viable babies alive and killed them by severing their spinal cords with scissors, and seriously injured women, leaving them unable to have children. In 2013, Gosnell was convicted of first-degree murder in the...
  • Megyn Kelly Asks White House About Muslim Attack On Cop – Their 2 Word Response Says It ALL

    01/19/2016 1:24:22 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | January 9, 2016 | Jack Davis
    Almost everyone had something to say about Thursday's incident in which a gunman who said he supported ISIS attacked Philadelphia police officer Jesse Hartnett with a gun, shooting him 17 times. Everyone except resident Obama, that is, who over the course of his administration has shown a willingness to reply instantly and passionately when police are accused of a shooting. When Fox News host Megyn Kelly asked about the latest Islamic lone wolf to stage an attack on American soil, the White House had two words to say, according to Kelly: "No comment." She then discussed the implications of the...
  • Airport workers plan disruptions in nine U.S. cities on MLK Day

    01/18/2016 1:10:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | January 17, 2016 | Luz Lazo, Washington Post
    Workers from nine U.S. airports are planning to block bridges, march through terminals and protest at airline headquarters during a day of civil disobedience on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The workers - a mix of cleaners, baggage handlers, fuelers and wheelchair attendants - will risk arrest at airports and other locations including the Mall, to bring attention to their campaign for better wages, the Service Employees International Union said. The actions are the latest in the airport workers' campaign for a $15-per-hour minimum wage, a benefits package and job protections. They're also protesting threats against their efforts to unionize....
  • 'I'm No Longer Afraid': 35 Women Tell Their Stories About Being Assaulted by Bill Cosby, and ...

    01/16/2016 6:51:24 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | July 26, 2015 | Noreen Malone
    More has changed in the past few years for women who allege rape than in all the decades since the women's movement began. Consider the evidence of October 2014, when a Philadelphia magazine reporter at a Hannibal Buress show uploaded a clip of the comedian talking about Bill Cosby: "He gets on TV, 'Pull your pants up, black people ... I can talk down to you because I had a successful sitcom.' Yeah, but you rape women, Bill Cosby, so turn the crazy down a couple notches ... I guess I want to just at least make it weird for...
  • Palumbo H.S. students loudly say 'No!' to Islamophobia ("outpouring of fervent finger snaps")

    01/13/2016 3:10:13 PM PST · by presidio9 · 42 replies
    Phiidelphia Inquirer ^ | January 13, 2016 | DAN GERINGER
    HUNDREDS OF students packed the library of the Academy at Palumbo High School in South Philly for yesterday's forum on Islamophobia, and supported their Muslim classmates with an outpouring of fervent finger snaps. Speaking against irrational fear of Muslims, Sofia Ali-Khan, a public-interest lawyer and a second-generation Pakistani American, described her open letter on Facebook, "Dear non-Muslim Allies," that went viral because, she said, "I think people were relieved to see other people saying, 'It's really gone too far. ' " The guest speaker for the event, Ali-Khan said it was clear decades ago that "the next boogie man after...
  • Buddhist monk fights back after getting robbed buying lottery tickets

    01/12/2016 12:10:17 PM PST · by RummyChick · 21 replies
    Lotterypost via youtube ^ | 1/12/16 | Lotterypost
    Published on Jan 12, 2016 Police are searching for a man who was caught on video robbing a Buddhist monk as he bought lottery tickets in a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, convenience store. https://www.lotterypost.com/news/298269
  • Struggling Philadelphia Inquirer is donated to nonprofit in groundbreaking deal

    01/12/2016 9:50:31 AM PST · by Zakeet · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 12, 2016 | Fred Barbash
    "If newspapers are having trouble turning a profit without deep annual cuts, how about becoming a nonprofit?" That was the question posed just a few months ago by an article in NiemanLab, a news industry publication. Late Monday night, in a stunning development for a struggling business, that's pretty close to what the storied Philadelphia Inquirer and its sister publications, the Philadelphia Daily News and Philly.com, reported that they would become. Philly.com reported that owner H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest donated the entire Philadelphia Media Network (PMN), which runs all three of the outlets, to the nonprofit Institute for Journalism in New...
  • Philly Shooter: I Did It For Allah. Philly Mayor: No, You Didn’t.

    01/11/2016 5:22:39 AM PST · by SJackson · 45 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 11, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    Philly Shooter: I Did It For Allah. Philly Mayor: No, You Didn’t. Philly Mayor Jim Kenney would be the funniest man in the City of Brotherly Love, if the stakes weren’t so high. January 11, 2016 Robert Spencer    Philadelphia comedian Jim Kenney has a flair for absurdist humor, and his talents were on abundant display Thursday, when a local jihadi, a convert to Islam named Edward Archer, shot and seriously wounded police officer Jesse Hartnett, and then explained: “I follow Allah. I pledge my allegiance to the Islamic state. That is why I did what I did.” Kenney’s...
  • Police shooting: Lone-wolf terror attack? (Philly Cop Shooter)

    01/10/2016 10:46:21 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 28 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 01/10/2016 | Jeremy Roebuck,
    --SNIP-- Questions lingered as to just how much Archer had in common with other U.S. Muslims who have recently carried out acts of violence inspired by - if not coordinated with - radical Islamic groups. His trip in October 2011 to Saudi Arabia occurred during the Hajj, a pilgrimage to Mecca required at least once of all dutiful followers of the faith. His 10-month stay in Egypt the next year overlapped with the beginnings of that country's uprising against then-President Mohammed Morsi
  • Pennsylvania police reportedly warned 3 'radical' associates of terror suspect on the loose

    01/11/2016 7:44:39 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan 11, 2015
    Pennsylvania police reportedly warned 3 'radical' associates of terror suspect on the loose FBI Investigating new tip in Philadelphia cop ambush Philadelphia police have been told that three "radical" associates of a self-proclaimed ISIS-inspired gunman who attacked a cop Thursday were still at large and that "the threat to police is not over," according to a published report. A law enforcement source told Fox News that city police and the FBI were investigating the tip, which came from a woman who stopped an officer on the street Saturday night. The Philadelpha Inquirer reported Sunday that the woman told police that...
  • Woman Warns Philly Police That Alleged Cop Shooter Was Part of Radical Group

    01/10/2016 5:36:31 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 39 replies
    ABCNEWS.com ^ | 1/10/16 | EMILY SHAPIRO
    A woman stopped a Philadelphia police officer on the street Saturday night to warn police about other allegedly radicalized men like the gunman accused of shooting a Philadelphia cop several days ago, according to an incident report. The suspected gunman, Edward Archer, 30, allegedly pledged allegiance to ISIS when he fired at least 11 times at Officer Jesse Hartnett Thursday night, seriously injuring him. According to the Saturday night incident report obtained by ABC News, the woman, listed as anonymous, said that the threat to police is not over. She said Archer is part of a group consisting of three...