DAILY GRINDER: PA Atheist to Desecrate Quran if ‘Year of Religious Diversity’ Resolution Passed
Ernest Pearce V, the director of the state chapter of the American Atheists (the same group that put up the “Slaves, Obey Your Masters” billboard in Harrisburg) says if the House passes a new resolution in the fall, which would hilariously call 2012 the “Year of Religious Diversity” in addition to “Year of the Bible,” he will desecrate a Quran like a common Florida hillbilly preacher. Pearce says he takes issue with part of the resolution’s reference to religious books. Oddly enough, the resolution is being pushed to combat blowback the Legislature received when state media reported how the House unanimously approved that “Year of the Bible” resolution. “I am a nonbeliever and for (the House) to assume we respect these books is asinine,” said Pearce.
Mayor Nutter has done relatively well gaining access to federal grants to help Philadelphia remain innovative during the recession. I guess that means it’s worth opening an entire Office of Grants by executive order—the sole purpose of which will be to compete for federal, state and private funds.
After a report was publicized telling the world that the late Joe Paterno really did cover up and help shield a pedophile (making sure said pedophile could continue his path of destruction for 14 years), Paterno’s family wants to conduct its own investigation. Because no fair.
Don’t say you didn’t see this coming: Even some state government workers will have to “modify” their identification badges if they plan on using them to vote. Workers in the state Department of General Services were told last week they needed to add an expiration date to their IDs. As of Monday morning, 39 employees have gotten new IDs which do just that.
Which is proof of what Gov. Corbett says: Four months is totally enough time to get everyone ready for the election. TOTALLY ENOUGH TIME. THIS IS A VERY WELL THOUGHT-OUT LAW.
Last week, during a news conference responding to the Penn State Freeh report, Gov. Corbett denied his office dragged its feet investigating the Sandusky allegations. And he did so in such a way (insulting the Capitol press) that made you believe he was probably guilty of something. So, later, he went on two radio shows—including WPHT’s Dom Giordano—where he noted the investigation was not slow, and even if he wanted it to be, which he didn’t, that wouldn’t have slowed things down. EVERYTHING IS FINE SO SHUT UP.
Sometimes you’ve got to take a shit on a sidewalk, no? In case you missed it, a Philly cabdriver was caught on camera doing just that. The Philadelphia Parking Association is investigating.