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  • Kensington chocolate factory shut down by City (of Philadelphia; tax dispute)

    04/16/2014 8:34:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    WPVI, ABC 6, Philadelphia ^ | April 16, 2014 09:08 PM
    A popular place to buy Easter candy was shut down by the city of Philadelphia on Wednesday. The shelves of Blasius Chocolate Factory on the 1800 block of East Venango Street in Kensington are stocked. However on Wednesday, no one was able to buy anything after the City of Philadelphia moved in with police to shut down the well-known business. “These last four days make or break me. I don’t think I will be able to survive this year,” said Philip Kerwick, owner. Kerwick admits he’s racked up a $12,000 delinquent tax bill. […] Kerwick says he’s tried to negotiate...
  • Big Labor Thugs Emboldened by Obama Labor Board

    04/12/2014 8:04:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 12, 2014 | Fred Wszolek
    Racketeering, assault, and extortion -- these are just a few of the crimes that union organizers have been accused or convicted of committing over the past few weeks and months. You would think Big Labor bosses would be concerned with their image and whether or not it affects their ability to maneuver with friends in the Obama Administration. Not so. In fact, they have been emboldened by the actions undertaken by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which is currently seeking to expedite the unionization process so much so that workers and businesses will not be able to make informed...
  • Filmmakers seek support for film on abortionist Kermit Gosnell

    04/04/2014 2:47:50 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    CNA ^ | 4/3/2014
    Three filmmakers are crowd funding a multi-million dollar movie about Kermit Gosnell and his late-term abortion clinic, stressing the need to bring attention to the morally and politically charged case. “The media have basically ignored his crime and his trial,” Phelim McAleer, one of the filmmakers, said in the project’s introductory video. “He ran an abortion clinic in Philadelphia where he delivered live, viable babies and then murdered these newborns by severing their spinal cords with scissors,” McAleer continued. In May 2013 Gosnell was convicted of three first degree murder charges for killing babies who had been born alive. Testimony...
  • Gosnell Filmmakers Quit Kickstarter, Claiming Censorship

    04/02/2014 2:50:58 PM PDT · by Diago · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | April 1, 2014 2:44 PM | Josh Encinias
    --> NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE          www.nationalreview.com           April 1, 2014 2:44 PM Gosnell Filmmakers Quit Kickstarter, Claiming CensorshipFilmmakers have raised over $195,000 in five days By Josh Encinias Makers of a film on abortionist and convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell say the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter singled out their project for special objections. They have ankled the massively popular platform in favor of another crowdfunding site. Ann and Phelim Media have  raised nearly $200,000 in five days on crowdfunding site Indiegogo for a planned movie about Gosnell, a Philadelphia abortionist who was convicted in 2013 on a host of charges including multiple illegal...
  • Rep. Fattah's son sues the IRS

    04/01/2014 5:45:38 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 13 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 03/22/2014 | Jonathan Tamari
    Chaka Fattah Jr., son of Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.), is suing the Internal Revenue Service, seeking nearly $1 million in damages for what he says were violations of IRS rules that harmed his reputation and crippled his earning power during an investigation into allegedly unpaid taxes. ---SNIP--- He said that since the raid, his income plummeted, he had to leave his home at the Ritz-Carlton, and he faced additional lawsuits and liens over other debts and unpaid taxes. Fattah Jr., who once drove a Range Rover Sport and cultivated a reputation as a high-end mover in city affairs, had...
  • VIDEO: Christian Adams Explains the Democrats’ ‘Philly Hustle’ Bribery Scandal

    03/28/2014 1:52:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 28, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    Our own Christian Adams appeared on Fox & Friends today to explain the curious case of the scuttled bribery investigation in Pennsylvania. A bribery sting caught four Democrats accepting bribes for votes in the PA legislature; the Democratic Attorney General Kathleen Kane inherited the scandal investigation when she took office, and promptly scuttled it . She has even called the investigation “racist,” because while the investigation targeted Republicans and Democrats, white and black, only four black Democrats actually accepted the bribes. Adams lays out the facts. It’s a must-watch. Video: 3:24 minutes Philly Sting Shut Down - Democrats Allegedly Took...
  • Council passes e-cig ban in public places

    03/28/2014 7:57:09 AM PDT · by Phillyred · 16 replies
    Philadelphia DAILY NEWS ^ | Friday, March 28, 2014, 3:01 AM | JENNY DEHUFF
    E-DICULOUS. That's what vapers are calling a bill passed unanimously by City Council yesterday that adds e-cigarettes to Philly's existing ban on smoking. Council also approved a sister measure that bans the sale of e-cigs to minors. Councilman Bill Greenlee's proposal to regulate the product has been under fire for several weeks from advocates of e-cigs who've said the little electric invention has been a godsend. Greg Conley, a volunteer with the nonprofit research group National Vapers Club and an e-cigarette lobbyist, said e-cigs weaned him off smoking for good and probably saved his life. Conley was one of five...
  • Cops: 5 in custody for Temple attacks (Hate crimes near campus)

    03/25/2014 3:50:48 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 64 replies
    Phily.com Blog ^ | 03/25/2014 | staff
    It's not clear why a group of high school girls lashed out at Temple University students Friday, but, with five girls in custody, police are hoping to get that answer soon. Five girls, ranging from 14 to 17 years old, turned themselves in to Central Detectives today, Capt. Frank Banford said. The girls came forward after seeing news reports about a series of three attacks near Temple's campus Friday night, one of which left a female student bruised and bloodied after being hit with a brick. "They saw themselves in the video, and knew that sooner or later, they would...
  • Female Temple University student, 19, is hit in the face with a BRICK by gang of children

    03/24/2014 3:58:26 PM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 186 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 24, 2014 | Ryan Gorman
    A female Temple University student is vowing to return to class despite being unable to chew even the softest of foods after a gang of children smashed her in the face with a brick Friday night. Her 20-year-old boyfriend, who has also declined to be identified, told the station the destructive delinquents likely ranged in age from eight and 14-years-old. ‘I’m walking by and one of the people from the group screamed at me, really loud and really close to my face,’ she recalled. ‘I kept walking because I don’t want to engage them.’
  • Philly DA Blows the Whistle on Pennsylvania’s State AG

    03/23/2014 6:33:18 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 3-23-2014 | John Fund
    MARCH 23, 2014 6:45 PM Philly DA Blows the Whistle on Pennsylvania’s State AG Why did the AG drop a case that exposed Democratic corruption? By John Fund Philadelphia DA Seth Williams (left) has slammed Pa. AG Kathleen Kane.Prosecutors almost never go to war against each other. But in Pennsylvania, Democratic attorney general Kathleen Kane is being brutally criticized by Seth Williams, Philadelphia’s district attorney and a fellow Democrat. Williams is upset that last year one of Kane’s first acts in office was to decline to prosecute four Philadelphia state legislators and other government officials. In a sting operation, all...
  • Philadelphians tired of Facebook placing them 'near Camden'

    Philly's not Camden (NJ). Philadelphians know that, and so do New Jerseyans across the Delaware River. So, it's been a mystery to many Facebook users why posts from Philly are often tagged as being "in Camden" or "near Camden." When Temple University alumna Helen Heath Mosher comes back to visit Philly, she said she encounters the oddity: Facebook identifies her posts as being "near Camden." "I'm just kind of mind-boggled that Facebook can't tell the difference between Camden and Philadelphia," she said. "That they can't figure out which side of the river I'm on just bothers me." The faulty Facebook...
  • Good Samaritan rescues mom, newborn from deranged man

    03/22/2014 7:24:10 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    WND.com ^ | March 21, 2014 | WND-TV
    Surveillance video reveals the heroic actions of a Good Samaritan who came to the aid of a young mother and newborn infant being harassed by a menacing stranger on a commuter train in Philadelphia, Pa. “She moves from her seat and he follows her, he then swats at the baby,” SEPTA Police Chief Thomas Nestel told WTXF-TV. “It looks as if he’s trying to get control of that child.” That’s when evangelical minister and fellow passenger Tameka Bates stepped up to escort the woman and her week-old baby girl away, while at the same time physically blocking the man’s advances....
  • Jets sign Vick and release Sanchez

    03/21/2014 4:20:43 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 41 replies
    The New York Jets signed quarterback Michael Vick and released Mark Sanchez on Friday. Related Stories Report: Vick to meet with Jets The SportsXchange Michael Vick visiting the Jets, could shake up their QB situation SB Nation AP sources: Vick, Eagles haven't ruled out return The Associated Press Source: Michael Vick to visit Jets this weekend National Football Post Decision day coming for Jets on Sanchez ProFootball Talk on NBC Sportsa Vick was a free agent after spending the last five seasons with the Phialdelphia Eagles. He will be reunited with Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, who helped the quarterback...
  • Kane shut down sting that snared Phila. officials (this RINO should be a democrat)

    03/18/2014 3:06:43 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 16 replies
    The Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office ran an undercover sting operation over three years that captured leading Philadelphia Democrats, including four members of the city's state House delegation, on tape accepting money, The Inquirer has learned. Yet no one was charged with a crime. Prosecutors began the sting in 2010 when Republican Tom Corbett was attorney general. After Democrat Kathleen G. Kane took office in 2013, she shut it down. In a statement to The Inquirer on Friday, Kane called the investigation poorly conceived, badly managed, and tainted by racism, saying it had targeted African Americans.
  • Corrupt Pennsylvania officials caught in sting are all black Democrats

    03/17/2014 5:08:32 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 37 replies
    Fellowship of the Minds ^ | 3-17-2014 | Dr. Eowyn
    March 17, 2014 Corrupt Pennsylvania officials caught in sting are all black Democrats Dr. Eowyn This would be funny if it weren’t so disturbing.Angela Couloumbis and Craig R. McCoy report for The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 16, 2014, that a 3-year undercover sting operation by the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office captured five state officials on tape accepting money. All five corrupt officials not only are Democrats, they’re also black.Yet no one was charged with a crime.Prosecutors began the sting in 2010 when Republican Tom Corbett was attorney general. After Democrat Kathleen G. Kane took office in 2013, she shut it down,...
  • Philly Marks Second Snowiest Winter On Record

    03/17/2014 12:08:40 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    CBS ^ | March 17, 2014 | Kate Bilo
    PHILADELPHIA — It’s St. Patrick’s Day and three days away from spring, but after enjoying mild and pleasant weekend weather, winter reminded us of its wrath this morning with yet another “upside-down” storm that delivered heavy snow, especially to the shore points and portions of Delaware. 4.5″ of snow fell today at the airport, making it the snowiest St. Patrick’s Day ever. The previous snowiest St. Pat’s was all the way back in 1892 when 3.5″ of snow fell. In addition to that, we have now achieved another dubious milestone this winter. With 67.4″ of snow this season, it’s now...
  • Bill Clinton campaigns for Chelsea's mother-in-law

    03/12/2014 3:21:32 PM PDT · by dead · 16 replies
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 3/12/14 | MARC LEVY
    Bill Clinton is wading into a hotly contested U.S. House primary in Philadelphia and its suburbs to raise money for Marjorie Margolies, the mother-in-law of Chelsea Clinton...
  • Philadelphia Judge Issues Ruling That Could Give Anonymous Online Commenters Second Thoughts

    03/08/2014 7:18:35 AM PST · by PaulCruz2016 · 78 replies
    CBS ^ | 03-08-2014 | Pat Loeb
    PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia judge has ordered philly.com to reveal the name of an anonymous commenter, in a defamation suit brought by electricians’ union leader John Dougherty. An attorney in the case says it could have a broad impact on incendiary online comments and those users, sometimes called “trolls,” who post them anonymously. The anonymous defendant in the suit, disguised by the nonsense name “fbpdplt,” called Dougherty a name in the comments section of an article on the website, one of the properties in the media group that also owns the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News.
  • Philly schools accused of religious beard bias

    03/05/2014 8:55:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 5, 2014 11:45 PM EST
    The city’s school district has been accused in a federal lawsuit filed by the Department of Justice of discriminating against an employee who said he couldn't trim his beard for religious reasons. The complaint, filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court, alleges the School District of Philadelphia in October 2010 instituted a grooming policy preventing school police and security officers from having beards more than a quarter of an inch long and discriminated against Siddiq Abu-Bakr and other people by failing to accommodate their religious beliefs. …
  • Seven Democratic candidates for governor, none pro-life

    02/27/2014 3:30:52 PM PST · by franky8 · 19 replies
    ERIE COUNTY PRO LIFE
    The seven Democratic candidates for Pennsylvania governor were asked during a recent joint appearance if they were “pro-life” or “pro-choice.” Not a single one said, “pro-life.” Hear their responses for yourself in this brief video clip. One of the seven, front-runner Allyson Schwartz, was the former executive director of a Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Philadelphia for 13 years, until it finally went bankrupt. Since the video was made, an eighth Democratic candidate has entered the race: former Pennsylvania Auditor General Jack Wagner.
  • Feds Charge Philadelphia Ironworkers (Local 401) with Extortion, Arson and Racketeering

    Feds Charge Philadelphia Ironworkers with Extortion, Arson and Racketeering Federal prosecutors today announced an indictment charging 10 members of the Philadelphia Ironworkers Union Local 401 with extorting and forcing businesses to hire their colleagues and defending their turf from non-union workers with violence. U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Zane Memeger announced the charges at a press conference this morning after the 10 union members named in the indictment were arrested. According to the indictment, members of the Ironworkers would approach foremen at construction sites where iron work was being done and “implicitly or explicitly threaten the foreman...
  • First 'Selfie' in World History...

    02/15/2014 2:08:06 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 53 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 15 February 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    He took in in Philadelphia in 1839...
  • Snow Totals Piling Up Fast; 130 Year Old Record Falls ( Philadelphia )

    02/14/2014 9:32:12 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    CBS ^ | February 13, 2014 | Steve Strouss
    The onslaught on Wintry Weather continues this morning. Snow is piling up fast across the Delaware Valley as our monster Nor’easter climbs up the Eastern seaboard. And with the snowfall in the city of Philadelphia Thursday, a 130-year-old record was shattered. For the first time in the city’s history, there have been four 6+ inch snowfalls or more in season. In addition, we are now in the top 5 snowiest winters of all-time. The storm has a history of producing historic snowfall and ice accumulations across the Southern United States and now it is blasting our region with blinding snow,...
  • Archbishop: ‘The More That Gov’t Mandates Evil Actions, The More Likely Civil Disobedience Becomes’

    02/14/2014 5:52:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 14, 2014 - 1:59 PM | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Calling the Obama administration “the most tone deaf to religious liberty issues in recent memory,” Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput warned that religious freedom in the U.S. is “at risk,” and that “the more government mandates evil action, the more likely civil disobedience becomes.” Last February, Chaput urged his fellow prelates to take the “right action…whatever the cost” regarding the Health and Human Services’ contraceptive mandate, which requires nearly all insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act to pay for sterilization, contraceptives, and abortion-inducing drugs. …
  • Suspect named in Tamaqua woman's murder case. Hate

    02/06/2014 6:43:47 AM PST · by angcat · 4 replies
    A vehicle belonging to Tamaqua homicide victim Angela Serfass Steigerwalt was recovered in North Carolina on Sunday after police had a standoff with an Allentown man
  • COPS, MEDIA: 'KNOCKOUT' INJURIES 'MINOR'

    02/02/2014 2:23:12 PM PST · by Anila · 41 replies
    WND ^ | 02/01/14 | Colin Flaherty
    Reporters still mock the Knockout Game. Still try to ignore the pandemic of black on white violence. But victims just keep showing up – the latest this week from Philadelphia. A white boy was walking home from school when two black people attacked him. A third captured it on video: As they shrieked and laughed, the black people punched, and kicked him over and over, eventually knocking him down. The boy did not report the crime to police. They learned about it from the CBS news affiliate. The ABC news affiliate in Philadelphia was all over it too. Most of...
  • Parents revolt against public schools leave buildings empty

    01/31/2014 1:28:43 PM PST · by usalady · 52 replies
    Examiner ^ | Jan. 31, 2014 | Martha
    As those in power continues to hang onto the 19th century model of education or accept Common Core indoctrination for their students, parents are moving toward becoming the “deciders” as they chose charter and private schools, homeschooling, and online programs, it is leaving thousands of empty school buildings all across America. According to a recent study among the cities with vacant school buildings are
  • Ex-La Salle, NBA star Tom Gola, 81, dies

    01/27/2014 8:42:25 AM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    AP via NBA.com ^ | January 27, 2014
    A Philly hoops legend, Tom Gola was one of only two players to win an NIT, NCAA and NBA title. Tom Gola, the Hall of Fame basketball player who led La Salle to the 1954 NCAA title, still holds the Division I record for career rebounds and helped the Philadelphia Warriors win the 1956 NBA championship, died Sunday. He was 81... Late UCLA coach John Wooden called Gola the "greatest all-round basketball player" ever...
  • Cop ruptures 16-year-old’s testicles during frisk (VIDEO)

    01/25/2014 4:14:50 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 59 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | 25 Jan 2014 | by Faith Braverman
    PHILADELPHIA, PA–He was the only one who didn’t run. Now Darrin Manning may never father children after his encounter with a police officer earlier this month. While on his way to a basketball game after school, the straight-A student and his teammates had an encounter with officer Thomas Purcell. Apparently one of the teammates may have said a snide remark to the officer, who then approached them. The boys ran, but Manning stopped and stayed. “I didn’t do anything wrong,” he said to Philly.com. What happened next is hard to believe. Darrin was handcuffed, frisked, and his genitals were pulled...
  • Phila. Police Commissioner Says January 7th Street Incident Remains Unclear

    01/18/2014 8:12:56 AM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    CBS ^ | Mike Dougherty
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) –Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey did his best today to address an incident in which there are more questions than answers. According to a published report, a 16-year-old boy who is a straight-A student at Mathematics, Civics & Sciences Charter School suffered a ruptured testicle during a patdown by police at 15th and Girard on January 7th. The boy, Darrin Manning, underwent emergency surgery the next day at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. However, police commissioner Charles Ramsey says the boy and his family have yet to file a formal complaint and have yet to speak with the police...
  • Obama nomination of Mumia Abu Jamal lawyer stirs controversy

    01/09/2014 10:07:39 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 14 replies
    January 09, 2014, 12:45 pm Obama nomination of Mumia Abu Jamal lawyer stirs controversy By Mario Trujillo Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) expressed reservations about President Obama’s nominee to lead the Justice Department’s civil rights division during a Wednesday confirmation hearing for Debo Abegbile. Abedbile’s nomination has come under scorn from the Fraternal Order of Police, who have scolded Obama for nominating a lawyer involved in the defense of Mumia Abu Jamal, who was convicted of killing Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in a 1982 trial. Grassley said he would giving “thoughtful consideration” to the complaints from police. He said the...
  • Cop-Killer Abu-Jamial’s Attorney Debo Adegbile to Head Obama’s Justice Department’s Civil Rights

    01/08/2014 7:00:44 PM PST · by Dqban22 · 57 replies
    FREEDOM OUT POST ^ | Jan 7, 2014 | Pamela Geller
    Unrepentant Cop-Killer Mumia Abu-Jamial’s Attorney Debo Adegbile to Head Obama’s Justice Department’s Civil Rights Posted By Pamela Geller on Jan 7, 2014 http://freedomoutpost.com/2014/01/former-black-panther-cop-killer-mumia-abu-jamals-attorney-head-obamas-justice-departments-civil-rights/ President Obama’s nominee to be the nation’s top civil rights enforcer is a race-obsessed lawyer who tried to permanently free unrepentant cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. Once again, Obama appoints the most vicious radical to a key leadership position. At Justice, no less. An anti-American, enemy of freedom demagogue. Obama’s hatred for this country sends shivers up my spine. Radical racist Debo Adegbile has worked hard to free Mumia Abu-Jamal. Abu-Jamal gunned down policeman Daniel Faulkner in Philly in...
  • Moderate Pennsylvania GOP Rep. Gerlach to retire

    01/06/2014 12:37:35 PM PST · by amnestynone · 6 replies
    yahoo news ^ | 01/06/2013 | AP
    Pennsylvania Rep. Jim Gerlach, one of a shrinking number of Republican moderates in the U.S. House, said Monday he will retire from Congress at the end of this term. Gerlach said it's "simply time for me to move on to new challenges and to spend more time with my wife and family." The six-term congressman's decision opens up a district anchored in Philadelphia's western suburbs and rural areas on either side of Reading, as well as a coveted seat on the powerful Ways and Means Committee. Gerlach has routinely had relatively close elections, though the latest round of redistricting made...
  • Teens in Muslim burkas try to rob Delco gun shop

    01/04/2014 5:27:40 PM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    philly.com ^ | 2 January, 2013 | William Bender
    Most teenagers do dumb things. But not trying-to-rob-Joe-Galiano dumb. Who is Joe Galiano? He's the owner of Suburban Armory, the gun shop on MacDade Boulevard in Collingdale Borough, Delaware County. He is surrounded by guns, including the one on his hip. Like his .45-caliber pistol. Can't miss it. Despite this fact, police say two teenagers dressed in burkas walked into his store this afternoon, pulled a gun on Galiano and tried to stick him up. Galiano, less than thrilled about having a man in female Muslim garb pointing a silver handgun at him inside his own store, decided not to...
  • Chaput emerging as a warrior-bishop

    02/19/2012 1:54:51 PM PST · by NYer · 27 replies
    Philly.com ^ | February 19, 2012 | David O'Reilly
    Archbishop Charles J. Chaput has spoken out on a variety of issues, including insurance coverage for birth control. Archbishop Charles J. Chaput does not yet wear the empowering red hat of a cardinal, and he is so new to Philadelphia that he recently called it "Denver."But in the mere five months since he arrived here from the Rockies, Chaput has already emerged as a fierce warrior-bishop, unlike anyone Philadelphia has seen since the mighty Cardinal Dennis Dougherty reigned more than 60 years ago.His fighting words have refocused the national spotlight on the archdiocese, led lately by the low-profile Cardinals Justin...
  • ‘Orton is a better Romo than Romo’: Fans sound off after interception kills Dallas Cowboys hopes

    12/30/2013 6:17:21 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 56 replies
    Twitchy ^ | Dec 29, 2013 | Various
    The Dallas Cowboys lost to the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday night 24-22. The Cowboys starting quarterback, Tony Romo, was recuperating at home following back surgery, and backup quarterback Kyle Orton was at the Dallas helm. The Cowboys had a chance to regain the lead on their final drive of the game when Orton threw an interception... Football fans, Dallas and otherwise, elevated Orton to instant Romo status:
  • Gingrich Schools Reich: 'Every Major City Which Is a Poverty Center Is Run By Democrats'

    12/15/2013 6:42:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 72 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 15, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    ABC This Week viewers were treated to a classic conservative versus liberal debate Sunday. When former Clinton labor secretary Robert Reich tried to blame the increase in poverty in the past five years on Republicans, former Speaker of the House and current CNN host Newt Gingrich called it "baloney" firing back, "Every major city which is a center of poverty is run by Democrats" (video follows with transcript and absolutely no need for additional commentary): Gingrich Schools Reich: 'Every Major City Which Is a Poverty Center Is Run By Democrats' JONATHAN KARL, SUBSTITUTE HOST: And let me ask you, Mr....
  • Snowstorm Expands: To Impact More Than 110 Million

    12/14/2013 7:07:15 AM PST · by george76 · 152 replies
    AccuWeather ^ | December 14, 2013 | Alex Sosnowski
    Heavy snow and travel disruptions will spread from the Midwest and into the Northeast as the day progresses on Saturday. The snowstorm will span more than 1,000 miles. Snow will fall on and impact every major city and rural area from St. Louis to Boston, including Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and New York City. The area encompasses about 110 million people.
  • Victim’s Photo Leads to Arrest in Broad Street Puncher Case

    12/05/2013 6:49:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Philadelphia Magazine ^ | December 5, 2013 | Victor Fiorillo
    Lesson: Don’t punch someone who is holding a camera.In November, we told you about the woman who took a photo (left) of the man who allegedly punched her at Broad and Arch, a split second after he hit her in broad daylight. That same man was also accused of punching another woman within the same week at a SEPTA station at Broad and Erie. Now, police have a suspect in custody. Colt Younger, 26, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with two counts of simple assault and one count each of recklessly endangering another person and harassment. That’s his...
  • Philly Becomes First City to Ban 3-D Gun Printing

    11/23/2013 11:25:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Philadelphia Magazine ^ | November 21, 2013 | Simon van Zuylen-Wood
    Today, the Philadelphia City Council voted unanimously to ban the manufacturing of guns by 3-D printers, making Philly the first city to do so. Which is interesting, because the author of the bill, Kenyatta Johnson, isn’t aware of of any local gun-printing 3-D printers. ”It’s all pre-emptive,” says Johnson’s director of legislation Steve Cobb. “It’s just based upon internet stuff out there.” We would hereby like to claim credit for this legislation by pointing to Nick Vadala’s comprehensive May 10th piece on guns made by 3-D printers. It reads, in part: People have been manufacturing their own guns for hundreds...
  • Train gets lost in Philadelphia suburbs

    11/21/2013 6:33:57 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 27 replies
    PHILADELPHIA, PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Amtrak said it is investigating after a train headed from Philadelphia to New York ended up lost in suburban Pennsylvania. Officials said Amtrak Train 644 departed Philadelphia's 30th Street Station Tuesday night and accidentally ended up on Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority tracks, KYW-TV, Philadelphia, reported Wednesday. The train traveled several miles on the wrong tracks before the mistake was noticed and it stopped at a station in Bala Cynwyd, a suburb of Philadelphia. Amtrak said the 130 passengers on the train were taken back to Philadelphia, where they boarded another train for New York....
  • Pilot program: Speed sensors trigger red light on Philly road

    11/19/2013 12:47:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 2:01 AM | Robert Moran
    The speed limit on Kelly Drive near Fountain Green Drive is 35 mph, but the average speed of motorists is nearly 55. In an attempt to slow everybody down, the city has installed sensors in the roadway that determine the speed of vehicles approaching Fountain Green, about a half-mile north of the Girard Avenue Bridge. If a vehicle passes the sensor going above the speed limit, the light at Fountain Green turns red. … In another safety measure, the city will add a nonslip surface on Kelly Drive next year to help reduce accidents on rainy days, (acting Streets Commissioner...
  • Blind man, dog removed from US Airways flight

    11/16/2013 4:45:04 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 113 replies
    upi ^ | Nov. 15, 2013
    PHILADELPHIA, A US Airways flight in Philadelphia was canceled when passengers became outraged about a blind man and his seeing-eye dog being kicked off the plane. Albert Rizzi said flight attendants removed him and his dog from the Wednesday flight from Philadelphia International Airport to Long Island MacArthur Airport in Islip, N.Y., because the dog became agitated during a delay on the tarmac, KYW-TV, Philadelphia, reported Friday. "What I'm concerned about is that there are a tremendous number of individuals in the disabled community who might not have the stamina, the strength, the confidence to stand up for their rights...
  • Parents found guilty of murder after SECOND child dies from pneumonia

    11/14/2013 6:25:39 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 25 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 14 November 2013 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER and ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTER
    Parents found guilty of murder after SECOND child dies from pneumonia because they prayed instead of seeking medical attention A Philadelphia couple were found guilty of the third-degree murder of their son after pleading 'no contest today. Herbert and Catherine Schaible's 7-month-old son Brandon died last April 18 from dehydration and pneumonia when his parents decided to pray for him to get better rather than seek medical attention. At the time, the Schaibles were on 10-year probation for their 2-year-old son Kent's similar death in 2009. The terms of their probation required the Schaibles to seek medical attention any time...
  • Philadelphia city council wants socialism taught in schools

    10/27/2013 5:07:59 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 27 Oct 2013 | Robby Soave
    Philadelphia city council members have approved a resolution that calls for socialist historian Howard Zinn’s book “A People’s History of the United States” to be taught in public high schools. The resolution was backed by council members Jim Kenny and Jannie Blackwell, who believe that Zinn’s far-left socialist vision of American history is currently missing from high school textbooks. “Howard Zinn’s ‘A People’s History of the United States’ emphasizes the role of working people, women, people of color, and organized social movements in shaping history; not simply the version retold by those powerful enough to ensure history remembers their actions...
  • Philly city council wants socialism taught in schools - in praise of mass murdering dictators

    10/27/2013 9:11:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 27, 2013 | Robby Soave
    Philadelphia city council members have approved a resolution that calls for socialist historian Howard Zinn’s book “A People’s History of the United States” to be taught in public high schools. The resolution was backed by council members Jim Kenny and Jannie Blackwell, who believe that Zinn’s far-left socialist vision of American history is currently missing from high school textbooks. “Howard Zinn’s ‘A People’s History of the United States’ emphasizes the role of working people, women, people of color, and organized social movements in shaping history; not simply the version retold by those powerful enough to ensure history remembers their actions...
  • Vandals Use Spray Paint To Wreak Havoc In Northeast Philadelphia

    10/16/2013 1:29:19 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 24 replies
    CBS Local ^ | October 16, 2013
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Residents in one Northeast Philadelphia neighborhood had a rude awakening Wednesday morning when they woke up and discovered vulgar graffiti spray-painted on their cars and homes. The vandalism happened on four blocks in the city’s Rhawnhurst section. The streets targeted were Hoffnagle Street, Benson Street, Emerson Street and Solly Avenue. According to investigators, the vandals spray-painted racial epithets, sexual symbols and swastikas on cars, houses and fences. The spray paint vandalism included the saying “Fu* Crakers” and some on the swastikas were backwards.
  • Rush and Hannity returning to 1210am, WPHT

    10/16/2013 11:46:09 AM PDT · by big truck · 9 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 10.16.13 | Big Truck
    With IQ 106.9 switching to another format, Rush and Hannity are going back to AM radio.
  • Nutter: Using State Dollars To Open Philadelphia Historic Sites Not An Option

    10/14/2013 1:04:01 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | October 14, 2013 | Mike Dunn
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – New York officials have arranged to re-open the Statue of Liberty despite the federal shutdown using state dollars. In Philadelphia, though, Mayor Nutter is resigned to this city’s historic sites remaining shuttered. Governor Corbett has already ruled out the use of state dollars to temporarily re-open national parks in Pennsylvania. And Mayor Nutter now says using city dollars for the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall will not happen: “What the feds have said is national sites will only be able to re-open if state funding is provided, and I think its pretty clear from an announcement I...
  • The Real Thought Leaders

    10/14/2013 7:05:27 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 10, 2013 | Malcolm A. Kline
    When you cover ersatz intellectuals day in and day out as we do here at Accuracy in Academia, it is refreshing to meet genuine scholars. About the only opportunity we get to do so is at meetings of the Philadelphia Society, a group of conservative intellectuals formed in 1964 in the wake of the defeat of presidential candidate Barry Goldwater. The ladies and gentlemen who belong to the society gathered in Atlanta in October for a regional meeting. Among the many insights shared by the august line-up of speakers who addressed the gathering, here are a few highlights: “Whenever I...