DAILY GRINDER: Mayor Nutter Speaks to America TONIGHT
First off, I think we can agree that this is what right wing pundits were doing last night as Bill Clinton spoke:
Still my favorite GIF (and a quality film that still holds up). Moving on.
Mayor Nutter was originally scheduled to speak last night, around 8:30—exactly three hours before President Clinton would end his own speech. But he got a call from the president’s campaign this week asking if he could speak on Thursday, instead, the same night as President Obama. Nutter said yes, and you will see him tonight. This is big.
The Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority voted 4-1 in favor of the city’s five year plan, and Sam Katz said he wants to see the city resolve its contracts with the city’s unions by the time the next five year plan comes around. Um, isn’t that a really long time, sort of?
Apparently the number of “persistently dangerous” schools in Philadelphia has dropped by 50 percent citywide; from 12 to six.
GOP U.S. Senate candidate from Pennsylvania Tom Smith, the guy who has financed 85 percent of his current campaign, dropped by Philadelphia yesterday, speaking on City Line Avenue. We’re proud to report, here, that he did not compare out-of-wedlock childbirth to rape! He did, however, say he wants to repeal the Dodd-Frank finance regulations and enact a flat tax. How many percent for that flat tax, Tom? Tom doesn’t say.
Not news: Fox 29 is reporting a flood of “high quality” fake IDs. News: Not your older brother’s old, expired card.
Lots of stories written on former Gov. Ed Rendell lately. Here is one from The New Republic. He apparently thinks Newark Mayor Cory Booker is the “biggest wuss” in the Democratic party. Wuss wuss wuss!