DAILY GRINDER: Mayors Nutter, Bloomberg Exchange Blows
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, now in his third term as the ruler of that city’s “Independent” regime, is defending stop-and-frisk policies by New York City police, and slamming Philadelphia as he does so. He rhetorically asked reporters before the long weekend, “Why would any rational person want to trade what we have here for the situation in Philadelphia – more murders, higher crime,” insinuating Philly’s settlement with the ACLU over stop-and-frisk led to more murders. Nutter responded to Bloomberg, saying, “I don’t think the idiot brand of criminals that we have here are paying much attention to a consent decree,” then made a crack about former New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress shooting himself in the leg that one time in New York City.
Future Pennsylvania State Rep. Brian Sims sent out a recent Equality PA email, which began, “How close are we to winning LGBT Civil Rights in Pennsylvania? Weeks? Months? Years? I can’t give you the exact date when we’ll see complete equality. No-one can. But I can say without hesitation that we are a whole lot closer today than we have ever been before thanks to Equality PA. I am living proof.”
A Philadelphia woman was charged on Friday with two counts of first degree murder for killing her 1-year-old twins, who were named Adam and Eve.
Philadelphia is instituting a crackdown on dirt bikes and ATVs on the streets. A police spokesman recently called riding the vehicles, “a nuisance” and has become “increasing dangerous.” Meek Mill, a Philly-based rapper whose video “Bike Life” has been making the rounds on the Internet, be not happy.
Philadelphia’s City Commissioners may already be getting tired of each other. This Inquirer article calls Stephanie Singer and Anthony Clark’s relationship “openly hostile” behind closed doors. And Al Schmidt, who is essentially responsible for Singer obtaining her chair position, noted he “wasn’t elected to be a potted plant.” She says it’s all part of the democratic process.
Councilman Curtis Jones has a new idea to identify houses: Paint their numbers on the curb. He calls it, according to this Newsworks article, “a good project for a youthful entrepreneur.”
House Democrats have six bills that could change or eliminate Act 13 to the state’s Marcellus Shale bill. In all, it would look at the “local zoning restrictions, impose a broader tax on gas extraction, and create broader environmental protections.” But due to the ridiculous GOP advantages in the House and Senate, those bills will likely never be heard.
Jerry Sandusky’s Second Mile Charity is set to go the way of Jerry Sandusky’s career: To jail! Er, into nonexistence.