DAILY GRINDER: Gov. Corbett Correctly Defends Paterno Firing
Tom Corbett went on Fox News Sunday, Meet the Press and This Week yesterday to discuss the “Penn State University coddling a child rapist and those who are aware of them scandal.,” or whatever they’re calling it now. Corbett correctly defended the university for firing Child Rapist Protector Joe Paterno this week. The governor also said he wants to strengthen state law to make anyone who witnesses crimes of this nature at a university to report them to the police, not the athletic director, which is apparently the case now.
Amazon customers are having a rage field day with alleged child rapist Jerry Sandusky’s book, which, if you haven’t yet heard, is titled, “Touched” – and was still on sale at the Penn State book store last week. And here is an actual excerpt from the book’s introduction, written by a Penn State journalism student:
“Get up on that scale,” he ordered. I did and the locker room scale topped out at 96.
“Not bad,” Jerry said, trying to sound as mean as possible, “but you still have some work to do.” Sensing my confusion, Jerry stared at me and continued. “We gotta get you up to 100 pounds before you’re ready to fight me.”
Fight him? I barely knew him. “When you get to 100 pounds, it’s gonna be you and me in the center of the locker room in a boxing match. Then I’ll show you who the real boss is. It’ll be you and me eyeball-to-belly button.” That last remark was made in reference to my five-foot height, but I smiled and let it go.
Mayor Michael Nutter may try to tax sugary drinks, again, and this time, he won’t have a pesky “re-election campaign” with which to worry about! With that in mind, Big Beverage and its comrades have been giving City Council members and members-to-be a little spending money, just as a “You’re fantastic.” In fact, since the May primary, Council incumbents and then-hopefuls were handed a total of $49,000, about $31,000 of which came from the Honickman family, which owns the Pepsi and Canada Dry bottling companies in New Jersey. Councilmen Brian O’Neill and Bill Green received the largest contributions.
Know what else Nutter isn’t too worried about, now that he’s won re-election? Being nice to the Occupy Philly protesters. Yesterday, he gave a press conference being all like, “You’ve changed, man. You totally changed.” And there are plans for more police, especially considering an alleged rape occurred at the tent city and the Occupiers voted to stay at Dilworth Plaza past the November 15 deadline.
Remember Councilman Darrell Clarke, who won a well-fought primary and general election victory against “Write In,” and won? He’s allegedly got the nine votes needed to become Your Next City Council President, which is not what Nutter wants.
Two men were found shot in Center City early Sunday morning (Saturday night.)
Philly State Rep. Mike O’Brien has sponsored two bills that would strengthen “Asshole parents who leave their kids in hot cars while said parents gamble” laws. One of the bills would place anyone who’s caught leaving their kid in a car outside Sugar House (and other casinos, of course) on a “state casino exclusion list.” Mohegan Sun CEO is scared of this bill, saying it shouldn’t only be for casinos, and could create a “scary and dangerous legislative precedent,” i.e. Black Lists.