DAILY GRINDER: Another Alleged Philadelphia Terrorist Sympathizer Arrested
Philadelphia resident Bakhtiyor Jumaev was arrested yesterday on charges that he supported a Uzbek terrorist organization when he allegedly sent money to Jamshid Muhtorov, of Colorado. For one reason: “Muhtorov and Jumaev are also suspected of trying to participate in a “wedding” — code for terrorist event or attack — planned by the Islamic Jihad Union, FBI agent Donald Hale said in an affidavit.”
A 28-year-old woman who Occupy Philly protesters said is a doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania was arrested last night outside the Municipal Services Building, where OP members were attempting to get inside to testify against the city’s new anti-homeless feeding rule. Mayor Nutter’s Chief of Staff Everett Gillison said the new rule is actually about giving the homeless more dignity, not less.
Also, members of the local MoveOn.org chapter, as well as the Philadelphia Unemployment Project, gathered at 15th and Market, near the Obama for America office to ask the president save their homes from foreclosure. Many agreed the head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Ed Demarco, is a problem in the Administration.
The Center for Disease Control is putting out a new ad campaign showing people who’ve had their lives deep fried and flushed down the toilet—thanks to cigarettes, probably. Philadelphia City Councilwoman Marian Tasco thinks it’s awesome.
The Black Madam, of butt-pumping death fame, has had her hearing delayed because the Federal Drug Administration is waiting to see what substance was allegedly used at an East Germantown “pumping party.” She’s charged with aggravated assault, possession of an instrument of crime and other offenses in the East Germantown case.
Nineteen unionized workers and 15 part-time workers at the Philadelphia Media Network will be laid off or bought out this month. Those layoffs, which will occur on March 31, include reporters, copy editors, multimedia content producers and others on the creative/content side. Which sounds more horrible than things were before. The Newspaper Guild Local 10 nailed chief executive officer Greg Osberg for, among other things, creating that Dead on Arrival Philly.com tablet. Does anyone know anyone who bought one?
There’s federal legislation that’d do away with the dollar bill and SEPTA is urging Pennsylvania Sens. Bob Casey and Pat Toomey to support it, since coins can be counted by machines, while dollar bills are often counted by humans. Go cyborg!
Life News is mad at “Pennsylvania Media” for attacking the Gov. Tom Corbett approved forced ultrasound bill, saying the Inquirer specifically equated Corbett’s drop in the polls to his support for House Bill 1077 (and to be honest, c’mon; it’s so much more than just that.) As the anti-choice op/ed agency puts it, “The Women’s Right to Know Act provides a pregnant woman the opportunity to see an ultrasound image of her unborn child and observe the heartbeat prior to an abortion. Empowering a woman with all the facts about her pregnancy is crucial when she is facing a decision as grave and irrevocable as abortion.”
The Pennsylvania Romney/Santorum debate has begun! Here’s how it’s broken down, so far: Former Republican Rep. Phil English is on Romney’s side. He’s noted how no Pennsylvanian who ever served with Santorum as Senator want him to be president. Independence Hall Tea Party leader Don Adams is supporting Romneycare, too, who says he’s been very disappointed with Santorum over the years, at times. Meanwhile, Pennsylvania Democratic Party Chairman Jim Burn is doing the Santorum/Obama dirtywork, noting Massachusetts was the worst place in the world when Romney was their governor.