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DAILY GRINDER: Nutter says Philly ‘Off to Bad Start’ in Violent New Year

Mayor Michael Nutter had some harsh words for city residents who engage in violence at yesterday’s Martin Luther King Day celebrations. “We have to say, as a city, ‘Enough is enough. I can’t take this anymore,’ ” he said in Kensington. “When are we going to start stepping up and ending our silence?” Not sure how I missed...

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DAILY GRINDER: Pushback Against Gov. Corbett’s Food Stamp Policy

Some anti-hunger groups are criticizing Gov. Tom Corbett’s $2,000 “asset test” for food stamps, calling the move unnecessary and a little weird. Richard Weishaupt of Community Legal Services said, “I don’t think they’ll save any money at all,” which is true, but ask yourself: Is this about money or looking like a good conservative? This article...

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DAILY GRINDER: PW Gets Shout-Out on *Daily Show* [UPDATED]

This article by the late Steven Wells regarding Republican sociopathism and reptilianism was mentioned on the Colbert Report Daily Show with John Stewart last night. We’ll have video up when we get it (or, if anyone knows where we can find one, like, right now, please let us know. We’ll provide you with a “hat tip.” You’ll be famous! UPDATE: HERE...

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DAILY GRINDER: Nutter Asks, ‘Can We be Nonviolent for Just One Day in this City?’

Mayor Michael Nutter held a Martin Luther King, Jr. event yesterday at Enon Tabernacle Church and offered this money quote: “Can we be nonviolent for just one day in this city?” He continued: “We need to be champions of non-violence ourselves. We are one city, one community. There is only one Philadelphia,” he said. “When someone gets shot,...

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DAILY GRINDER: Santorum has Poor Showing in ‘Dead Ground’ New Hampshire

Last night, Rick Santorum again tried and failed. He came in 5th place in the New Hampshire primary, swallowing just 10 percent of the vote. We liveblogged the thing. But long story short, everything they said might happen in New Hampshire, happened. Mitt Romney won, then came Ron Paul, Jon Huntsman, Gingrich and Santorum. Most voters in New Hampshire were interested...

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DAILY GRINDER: First Men’s, now Women’s—the ‘Health’ Magazines Hate Philly

Hooray! Women’s Health Magazine—the sister magazine to Men’s Health, a publication by and for men who think they can “melt belly fat!” by watching TV on the floor and parking their car farther away from “the office” in the morning (both actual “tips” mentioned in Men’s Health)—has declared Philadelphia 97th on its list of 100 cities in the...

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DAILY GRINDER: City Getting Some DROP Money Back

Philadelphia Register of Wills Ron Donatucci recently accepted a $370,000 DROP payment, then “retired,” then went back to work, because that is what this city’s political system allows politicians to do, and if you were in city government, you’d do it, too. After being written about, he says he’s currently working on giving some of that money back...

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DAILY GRINDER: ‘Junk’-Exposing Traffic Court Judge Removed—For Something Else

Remember Willie Singletary? We mentioned him yesterday as the Traffic Court judge who allegedly exposed himself to a fellow government employee? Well, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has suspended him for remarks he made back in 2007 – which just recently found their way onto YouTube – asking inhabitants of a biker rally for donations and, in exchange, he’d...

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DAILY GRINDER: No Education Required to be a Judge

DAILY GRINDER: No Education Required to be a Judge

News: Christine Solomon, a newly elected Philadelphia Traffic Court judge, just flunked a required judicial education examination that’s required to let her do her job. Gross news: A month after Judge Willie Singletary was “relieved” of his judicial duties for allegedly showing a court worker a photograph of his junk. Philly: Shame you don’t have to be...

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DAILY GRINDER: Rick Santorum Takes 2nd in Iowa

DAILY GRINDER: Rick Santorum Takes 2nd in Iowa

Rick Santorum is on the cover of every newspaper in America this morning (besides Philadelphia Weekly, and probably some others). And he deserves it. He didn’t show so strong last night in Iowa, losing by 14 8 votes to Mitt Romney (by 10 p.m., pundits were saying even if he didn’t win, he won) just because there are some anti-gay corn farmers somewhere. He’s...

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