Local Politics

Yep, Republican U.S. Rep. Candidate John Featherman’s New Ad Compares Incumbent Bob Brady To A Dog

10/15/2012
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Yep, Republican U.S. Rep. Candidate John Featherman’s New Ad Compares Incumbent Bob Brady To A Dog

While I don’t really think the whole dog analogy in John Featherman’s latest campaign ad captures the creative flair of the Gaddafi and stripper-politics, far be it from me to pass up the chance to screengrab the one moment in a two-plus-minute political spot which contains barely concealed breastuses. Also, I’m a firm believer in…

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About That Latrice Bryant Post From This Weekend… (Updated)

10/09/2012
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About That Latrice Bryant Post From This Weekend… (Updated)

UPDATE: Just got a blocked-number call on my cell phone from someone purporting to be “Mr. MVP,” who said this whole firestorm could have been averted if I didn’t cut-and-paste Ms. Bryant’s status update about the whole fracas into a post. He also instructed me not to seek comment from Ms. Bryant about this matter…

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Pennsylvania Finally (Albeit Moderately) Increases Hit-And-Run Penalties

07/10/2012
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Pennsylvania Finally (Albeit Moderately) Increases Hit-And-Run Penalties

Listen, the law in Pennsylvania is still weaker than most in America, but even baby-steps have to be celebrated. Here’s a blurb from state Rep. Dave Reed’s website about a law that Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law last week: House Bill 208 closes a loophole in existing law that unintentionally incentivizes a hit-and-run driver…

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Watch A Fat Guy With Ice Cream (And Bodyguards) Yell At Someone On The Boardwalk

07/06/2012
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Watch A Fat Guy With Ice Cream (And Bodyguards) Yell At Someone On The Boardwalk

What a disgrace, on so very many levels.

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A Pa. Revenue-Stream Proposal And Chuck Woolery On CNN’s Sandusky Coverage

06/22/2012
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A Pa. Revenue-Stream Proposal And Chuck Woolery On CNN’s Sandusky Coverage

(H/T Hare) Chuck Woolery – Let’s Tax The Amish [YouTube]

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Today Was The Day A Chinese Opera Star Performed For Philadelphia City Council

06/21/2012
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Today Was The Day A Chinese Opera Star Performed For Philadelphia City Council

Many unusual things tend to happen in Philadelphia City Hall. But, it’s not every day that a City Council resolution turns into a brief performance by a Chinese opera star. Well, today wasn’t every day. After Councilman Mark Squilla’s resolution honoring Sun Ping, a performer in the Peking Opera Theater of China, was read, and…

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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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