DAILY GRINDER: Another Endorsement for Milton!

District Council 33 of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees – trash haulers, recreation, health and fleet departments – are backing Milton Street for Mayor. These blue-collar workers have been without a contract for almost two years. Many members of the union don’t feel they’ve been supported by Mayor Michael Nutter throughout his tenure, and they’re probably right. The list of “This is how much we hate you, M. Nutt” keeps growing. [Inky]

Shocka! Rick Santorum has won the Home School Legal Defense Association straw poll of Republican voters with 28 percent. If you’ll recall, Santorum is a homeschool father and make no mistake about it: He championed all those “Family issues” certain types of families (often those who believe their family is the most “real” definition of an American family, or something) hold dear. [Home School Legal Defense Action]

“Then you’ve got homosexuality — you’ve got ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’ We have homophobes in our party. That’s disgusting to me. We’re all human beings. We’re all God’s children. Now if they’re gonna get off on that stuff, Santorum has said some cruel things — cruel, cruel things about homosexuals. Ask him about it, see if he attributes the cruelness of his remarks years ago — foul.” – Former US Senator Alan Simpson on Hardball with Chris Matthews, April 11. [Metro Weekly]

FLASHBACK: The Inky paid Rick Santorum $1,750 per column. [Poynter]

Councilman Jim Kenney does not like the idea to expand the Philadelphia airport. There are two main issues with which he’s concerned. Moving houses is one, which sucks; but the other is the idea of losing the airport to Delaware County or the state. “There is enough of a rumbling in the Republican House and Senate and the Republican governor’s office if we continue to go in this direction we could lose our airport,” he said yesterday. [Newsworks]

Pennsylvania: Still the state known for its terrible bridges. Philadelphia: Still the city known for the worst of those terrible bridges. [Inky]

The story of the LaSalle professor who brought strippers into an extra-credit symposium on “business ethics” has officially gone national. [AP]

Philly-based U.S. District Judge Mary A. McLaughlin says it’s still OK to love boobies. (Middle Schoolers can wear those anti-breast cancer bracelets in school, again.) The case was brought after two girls in Easton High School were suspended on Breast Cancer Awareness Day for wearing the bracelets. [Inky]

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