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Philadelphia City Council ‘Pretty Much Shot Our Load’ When It Comes To School Funding

06/18/2013
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Philadelphia City Council ‘Pretty Much Shot Our Load’ When It Comes To School Funding

Yes, I am immature. But it’s good to see that City Councilmen Bill Green, Bobby Henon and Kenyatta Johnson caught the double entendre when Council President Darrell Clarke noted that the legislative body “pretty much shot our load” on various measures designed to raise funding for the city’s public schools. Go ahead. See for yourself.…

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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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Philly City Council Aide on Bar-Bathroom Fight: “Bald Beaver and All … I Pounded Her Face with My Fist”

10/06/2012
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Philly City Council Aide on Bar-Bathroom Fight: “Bald Beaver and All … I Pounded Her Face with My Fist”

On the Facebook page of Latrice Bryant, chief legislative aide for City Councilman at-large W. Wilson Goode, Jr., is a vivid description of a fight from a Germantown nightclub Friday night/early Saturday morning. It includes the phrases: • “I was partying hopping with Mr. MVP last night….all over the city” • “bald beaver and all…I…

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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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This Was A Historic Day At Philadelphia’s City Hall

05/10/2012
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This Was A Historic Day At Philadelphia’s City Hall

In 2006, South Park aired an episode called “ManBearPig.” They explain it as such: “Former Vice-President, Al Gore, speaks to the students of South Park Elementary about a serious threat to the planet; Manbearpig. Gore enlists the boy’s help to search for the elusive creature and gets them all trapped in a cave-in.” The parallel?…

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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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A List of Interesting Stories I’ve Read Recently

12/03/2010
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A List of Interesting Stories I’ve Read Recently

• The NHL, which has seen an average of 75 concussions in each of the last four years, had long talked about curbing head shots, but two incidents last season were catalysts: Philadelphia’s Mike Richards’s hit on Florida’s David Booth and Pittsburgh’s Matt Cooke’s blow to Boston’s Marc Savard. [Sports Illustrated] • About a year…

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In re City Council drawing Gestapic references

02/18/2010
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In re City Council drawing Gestapic references

First Kenney and DiCicco came for the bicyclists and I kind of agreed with them, but not entirely, so I spoke out (in a Dec. 15 Metro column for which I can’t seem to find the link; I’ll post the rough draft in ital at the bottom). Then, they came for social media yesterday, and…

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