DAILY GRINDER: How’d Your Philly/PA Representatives Do On the ‘Debt Ceiling’ Thing?
House Democrats managed to get the debt ceiling raised yesterday. In exchange, the Republicans only asked the poor be tarred and feathered. Or, if you will, convinced the liberals, it’s OK. So, let’s get dressed and dance away the night. [Reuters]
Your Reps – Brady, Fattah, Schwartz, Fitzpatrick – all supported the deal. [Penn Live]
Pat Toomey, of course, will vote against the debt deal. He was hoping there’d be more doom packed in the bill. Doom and sadness. [Morning Call]
Casey will vote for the deal.
If you’ve seen Art of the Steal, you know just how serious these people are: Another (!) last ditch effort has been launched to keep the Barnes in Lower Merion. Even though, as the movie explained thoroughly, there is no plan or idea to run it well in that spot. Samuel C. Stretton, who’s arguing to reopen the case (and has apparently not seen the Parkway in a while…a long while) says there’s new information with regard to this, except the information is not actually new and was mentioned in the aforementioned flick. [Inky]
Maybe he wasn’t so bad after all. Two more cases filed by former employees of the Philadelphia Housing Authority against head Carl Greene have been thrown out. Only two remain. [Inky]
Ex-Chairman of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Jonathan Newman will be at the Wine School of Philadelphia this morning to call for privatization! Dude hates his former employer! (But, well, who doesn’t?) [Commonwealth Confidential]
Matthew Devlin, the tugboat mate involved in last summer’s Duck Boat tragedy, pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter yesterday. Before he did so, though, he was confronted by an unnamed victim, which NBC caught on tape. [NBC]
A flash mob response is in the works. So says a city email. Before they make the announcement, someone tell them tear gas and billy clubs are bad publicity — and yes, there is such a thing. [Some city email]