DAILY GRINDER: Nutter Booed at Labor Day Parade
During yesterday’s Labor Day Parade, Mayor Michael Nutter “marched in solidarity” with the 10,000 or so union members and others who showed up. This took place despite three of the four municipal unions in the city not having a contract. Oh, and Nutter was booed. “I’d love to have full, multi-year contracts with the other three unions,” Nutter said, “and we’re working toward that.”
There was a double-homicide in West Philly last night. A middle aged man and middle aged woman were both shot.
A Temple University student was approached by thugs on Monday morning around 2am while sitting on his stoop on 12th Street. They wanted his money. He refused, they shot him, and he shot back. He hit one while they were fleeing – a 15 year-old boy who will be charged.
Shocka: Many businesses in the city don’t recycle. In fact, about 45,000 of them don’t have a “recycling plan” even if they’re selling you T-shirts that say things like “Go Green” or whatnot.
If you can remember all the way back to 2006, one of the big issues then-Senator Rick Santorum had to deal with was whether or not he actually lived in Pennsylvania. He claimed he did, the Casey Campaign and the DSCC claimed he didn’t. Now, Santorum seems to be coming clean about the whole ordeal. He says his family still owns a house in Penn Hills, though “We’ve been voting in Virginia for the last few elections,” he said. “I officially changed my voter registration, I think, a year or so ago.”
The National Republican Senatorial Committee are finally growing some balls, maybe. After a Franklin and Marshall poll came out telling Pennsylvanians what we already know about ourselves (we hate everyone), the NRSC is getting on this “challenging Bob Casey in 2012” thing. Or, at least they released a statement saying Bob Casey and Barack Obama have been bad for the Keystone State because of things like debt, taxes and, oh, let’s say “job-killing.”
Students who attend schools affiliated with the Philadelphia Archdiocese are expected to show up tomorrow for their first day – even though the Archdiocese and the union representing its high school teachers are nowhere near a settlement and teachers are getting ready to strike.