DAILY GRINDER: Ed Rendell Tells Occupiers to ‘Go Home’
Former Governor Ed Rendell does not think the Occupy Movement has any Flight 93 people on board. All the occupiers need to “go home, clean up, organize and go” he told…Laura Ingraham the other day. Because he assumes the movement is going to turn violent and will be similar to the riots at the Democratic Convention in 1968 where, “everything blew up at the convention in Chicago. Poor Hubert Humphrey had absolutely zero chance coming out of that convention because the protests turned ugly, it was violent, it wasn’t productive.” Except the Occupy protests haven’t turned violent, and by the 1968 convention, protests had gotten so bad for Democrats already that Lyndon Johnson bowed out of the race. And Hubert Humphrey would have lost even if the riots hadn’t happened, if you’re looking at this thing politically.
Don’t look now, but some website called Weasel Zippers found some occupiers in Philadelphia holding a Soviet flag. And there’s a video of it, called “What they won’t show in prime time.” This means Occupiers are in favor of gulags, no doubt!
Oh, and get ready for Occupy Doylestown! On Thursday, our northern quaint neighbors will be marching in solidarity with the rest of the country.
Another high ranking Harrisburg Republican is on board for privatizing the PLCB, as soon as possible. His name is Sen. Pat Browne, and you can visit him if you want, but you’re got to go through a hole in a mountain to get there.
And some news outlets are starting to realize that there aren’t any viable liquor privatization plans that include, you know, beer n’shit.
Mayor Michael Nutter named novelist, teacher, arts advocate Lorene Cary to the School Reform Commission yesterday. The Inky calls her appointment “a departure for a commission typically heavy with lawyers, businesspeople and those with clear political ties.”
Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum came in third at a Value Voters Summit, a national meeting of religious conservatives. Apparently Ron Paul won, because Ron Paul finds weird ways to win all these things. Weird how Santorum would only come in third at a thing like this.