DAILY GRINDER: PLCB App Tells You How to Get Drunk Faster, Cheaper
Who says alcoholism and technology don’t mix? (Answer: no one. Everyone knows you’re not really drinking alone if you’re also playing online X-Box against some dude in Sweden.) The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board recently rolled out a new iPhone application “meant to make it easier to find your favorite wines and liquors.” It’ll allow users to search for the closest, cheapest store, check out the newest wine/liquor products and order wine for delivery. Plus it brings the state government straight to your mobile device! All the time! PLCB Chief Executive Joe Conti says, “We’re pretty excited about this.”
In a new Rick Santorum email, he claims his campaign has received over 100,000 donations since February 1. “No one on the Republican side has even come close to Obama’s level [of donations]” reads the email, “until now!” The Obama Campaign has averaged 119,058 donations per month.
The Michigan and Arizona primaries are today. For the time being, Mitt Romney is really into cars.
Final Public Policy Polling numbers have Santorum up, 38-37 over The Wigpiece. Said liberal polling center says the race’s momentum is “swinging in Santorum’s direction.” Remember the last time one of these Republicans won a primary with more than 40 percent of the vote? Us neither!
Mayor Michael Nutter may be signing an agreement this week that will keep federal housing officials in charge of the Philadelphia Housing Authority for another year or more. No PHA sex scandals since the takeover.
And speaking of sex scandals, yes, we heard about the Fox 29/Mayor/North Bowl ass spanking extravaganza. Talk radio could not get enough of it yesterday! And geez. Instead of talking about it, since it’s stupid, let’s just say everything written here makes the most sense. …And, eh, just one more thing: if the video was legit, the person would not have had to go to Fox. S/he could release it on the Internet themselves. People would have found it. It would have gone viral. S/he’d have been famous.
Not everyone is happy about the new, old redistricted Pennsylvania House map. A coalition of Latino activists spoke yesterday at the Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg saying the 2001 map being used in the April 24 primary does not account for the state’s recent growth in its Latino population.
DA Seth Williams says his friends won’t get a free pass in court. Even his Facebook friends which, studies show, are more important than their physical counterparts.
The Mayfair vandalism continues.
See something, say something: Councilman Bobby Henon has a new website in which neighbors can report “nuisance properties” and absentee landlords. He calls it the Bad Neighbor map.