DAILY GRINDER: Right Wing Media Mock Council, Jim Kenney, Over Chick-fil-A Controversy
Some writer at Right Wing News, a right wing news site, does not like Councilman Jim Kenney’s effort to condemn Chick-fil-A for its anti-gay stance when Council reconvenes in the fall. In the article, the writer refers to City Council as “Philly mafia,” being that Kenney’s “declar[ed] that a privately owned company must change its behavior in order to operate in those cities, which is a tactic similar to what organized crime does, known as “extortion”, which is a felony.” The right wing response to a similar but opposite company donating money to a liberal cause, the writer says, would be to create a competing company. But, “In Liberal World, one is not allowed to disagree with the tenants. Diverging opinion are verboten, comrades, and must be squashed.” Got it? Jim Kenney is essentially a mafia communist, or something—just like Lee Harvey Oswald!
Website Defend Proclaim the Faith notes of Kenney: “What a joke this is as “homosexual marriage” is illegal in Pennsylvania! As I said many times, the Hard Left is ruthless and next to Islam is the most destructive force on earth. The reprobates cannot build a society but only destroy.”
And All Patriots Media goes over a series of Twitter wars involving Kenney defending the letter and mocking others. Kenney, during the Tweets posted to APM, calls Americans for Prosperity policy analyst Katy Abram an “idiot,” and suggests Tony Katz, who owns APM, dyes his goatee. (Which is a pretty hilarious response.) You can read the banter, if you want, here.
Oh, and Kenney also mocked Herman Cain during the fight. Because sure.
[These days, trolling Twitter counts as news. Apparently.]
Mayor Nutter says he will appeal the contract awarded to Philadelphia’s firefighters, noting it is “financially ruinous to the city,” according to the Inquirer. The award, according to the city’s finance director, would cost the city $200 million over the next five years. The city’s firefighters have been working without a contract since 2009.
Saturday morning, at least 300 guests at the Hampton Inn at 13th and Race were evacuated when the police department’s Homeland Security and terrorism unit showed up to take out a makeshift meth lab on the third floor.
The Daily News is out with an article all about how Gov. Corbett’s policies, like reducing child support, assistance, Medicaid and, well, women’s health services is having a negative effect on Pennsylvania’s women. From the piece (which is totally worth a read): “Add up his budget choices, the lack of women in top administration jobs and his controversial remarks in support of proposed legislation requiring pregnant women who want an abortion to first undergo an ultrasound — Corbett said women who don’t want to see an image should just “close your eyes” — and it starts to look as if he has something against women.”
Not to mention women account for less than 22 percent of Corbett’s cabinet.
PoliticsPA shows us how Pennsylvania political ad buys getting smaller over the last few weeks. “Barack Obama’s campaign has scaled back their television presence since the end of June; GOP super PACs Crossroads GPS and Restore Our Future are off the air altogether. Only the Tea Party-affiliated Americans for Prosperity is still on the air for Republicans.”
CBS takes note of GreenPhillyBlog’s new effort to ban plastic bags at grocery stores in the city, which communist mafia guy Jim Kenney has already signed. “We will keep this petition live online until we pass the plastic bag ban in Philadelphia,” reads the Change.org petition, “and continue to take action to ensure the plastic bag ban happens. Please continue to share and support this initiative.”
[What will we use to pick up dog poop? Huh?]
Day 4 of the Voter ID trial begins today. The ACLU is expected to call witnesses which include Secretary of Commonwealth Carole Aichele and an expert on voter fraud. They will also present the infamous videotape of State House Majority Leader Mike Turzai calling Voter ID what it is (a Romney win plan) into evidence.