Local Politics

Hey Look Everybody, NJ Weedman Is Calling Chris Christie Out

02/23/2012
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Hey Look Everybody, NJ Weedman Is Calling Chris Christie Out

You should watch Ed Forchion’s new video. This guy, he’s a fighter. NJ vs NJWeedman – “statement 2″ – The Law is wrong not I from Edward Forchion on Vimeo.

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When A Milton Street Story Tops Your Post-Vacation To-Do List, All Is Right With the World

01/25/2012
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When A Milton Street Story Tops Your Post-Vacation To-Do List, All Is Right With the World

“Nobody appears to be upset about it. The community is not rallying to say ‘We can’t tolerate this.’ The only people who can stop the crime is people in the community where it’s happening, where they live,” Street said. “This has absolutely nothing to do with [Brownlee]. A lot of the crime is going on…

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For the record, I don’t think Vince Fumo paid to have me nearly killed…

11/04/2011
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For the record, I don’t think Vince Fumo paid to have me nearly killed…

… but a Philly.com commenter apparently does … … unless CleanupPhilly is referring to another similarly named local writer who got hit-and-ran about whom I’ve never heard.

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Here’s What The Local Tea Party Has To Say About #OccupyPhilly

10/05/2011
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Here’s What The Local Tea Party Has To Say About #OccupyPhilly

Verbatim from the Independence Hall Tea Party Association’s release: Tea Party Group Deplores Tactics of Occupy Wall Street; Challenges Occupy Philadelphia to Consider Rights of Others Philadelphia, PA (October 5, 2011) — The Independence Hall Tea Party Association, a group dedicated to free enterprise and respect for the U.S. Constitution, announced today that while it…

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Oh Look, The Gaddafi-delphia People Have Done An “Untermeyer For Council” Commercial

09/27/2011
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Oh Look, The Gaddafi-delphia People Have Done An “Untermeyer For Council” Commercial

Naughty, naughty Philadelphia City Council. (Brought to you by the same people who did this masterpiece from the Republican mayoral primary). Here’s Untermeyer’s Committee of Seventy profile, too.

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Here’s A Picture Of Barack Obama Hidden Behind Chris Christie

09/05/2011
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Here’s A Picture Of Barack Obama Hidden Behind Chris Christie

(H/T Bob Moran)

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I wouldn’t expect to see Kelly Drive open tomorrow

08/28/2011
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Here’s some pre-camera conversation between Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, City Councilman Curtis Jones and others talking before they went before the 6 p.m. cameras to talk storm-cleanup.

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Nutter Foe Will Protest Outside City Hall Tomorrow

08/10/2011
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Nutter Foe Will Protest Outside City Hall Tomorrow

Diop Olugbala, aka Wali Rahman, aka “Independent Mayoral Candidate,” will hold a press conference “to respond to Mayor Nutter’s announced escalation of aggressive police action targeting black youth, including 9pm curfews with threats of fines and jail time for youth and parents.” It’s tomorrow at 1 p.m. I’ve covered Diop before, when he was on…

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Didn’t Realize Johnny Doc Was A Big Colbert Super PAC Fan

08/10/2011
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Didn’t Realize Johnny Doc Was A Big Colbert Super PAC Fan

From Monday night’s Colbert Report

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Karen Brown wants TV airtime to talk about the teacher’s union

07/27/2011
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Karen Brown wants TV airtime to talk about the teacher’s union

Earlier this month, Republican nominee for Philadelphia mayor Karen Brown told me she went to D.C. to meet with Pa. officials and “discuss her ‘vision paper,’ a work that’s still in progress about breaking the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers union.” Here’s the story I wrote about it: Republican mayoral candidate Karen Brown wants to dismantle…

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