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DAILY GRINDER: Philly Black Republicans Slam Biden Over ‘Chains’ Comment

A newish local group called the Philadelphia Republicans of Color held a press conference yesterday in which they derided Joe Biden’s newest gaffe, in which he said Republicans want to put the audience he was speaking to back in chains. The comments are similar to some used by Republicans (Romney has said he wants to “unshackle” the economy, or something)...

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DAILY GRINDER: Court Upholds Voter ID Law

According to Philly.com, “A Commonwealth Court judge denied a bid by civil rights groups to block the new voter identification law from taking effect,” and said the plaintiffs hadn’t proven the law would impose “irreparable” harm on citizens. The ACLU is expected to appeal the ruling. But between this, Republicans attempting to kick the Libertarian...

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DAILY GRINDER: Almost 30 Percent of Pennsylvanians are ‘Obese’ and This is Bad

28.6 percent of Pennsylvania’s residents are considered ‘obese.’ That statistic makes us 20th in the country (in 1995, our rate was about 16 percent) and will likely be used by soda tax proponents, whenever that becomes a thing again, forever and ever. The executive director of the Trust for America’s Health, which analyzed obesity data from the Center...

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DAILY GRINDER: Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You About the City’s Crumbling Sewer System

Another of the city’s water mains has broken. This time, it’s on Ridge and Manayunk avenues in Manayunk. But hey, don’t say we didn’t warn you, Philly. Remember when we told you, like, three years ago that the city’s sewer system was crumbling? No? Oh. Well, we wrote about it in a Sept. 23, 2009, cover story. Philadelphia’s sewers...

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DAILY GRINDER: 50 Marijuana Plants Found Inside Southwest Philly Home

By Fiona Lockyer PGW workers found 50 marijuana plants inside a Southwest Philadelphia home yesterday, along with specialized lighting, a generator and a filtration system. If you didn’t know, it’s illegal to grow, smoke, carry, sell or otherwise think about marijuana in Pennsylvania. [Philly.com] Good news for those headed down the shore on Jersey roads,...

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DAILY GRINDER: Ever Wondered About Your Neighbor’s Political Affiliation? There’s An App for That

Are you a Philadelphia Democrat who wants to know where other Democrats in your area live? Like, their exact address? There’s an app for that! The Obama campaign has released this handy guide to finding all sorts of people in your area, whether they like it or not. Privacy, schmivacy. The app includes a Google map that can pinpoint an address and provide...

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DAILY GRINDER: Rep. Bob Brady Rips Romney Over Tax Plan

DAILY GRINDER: Rep. Bob Brady Rips Romney Over Tax Plan

Attorney General Eric Holder and Rep. Bob Brady The nonpartisan Tax Policy Center recently released a report which notes Mitt Romney would have to raise taxes on millions of middle-class families with children by more than $2,000 to pay for his $5 trillion tax plan, which benefits the wealthiest Americans and waits for said wealth to trickle down, eventually...

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DAILY GRINDER: Bill Would Encourage Natural Gas Frack Cars

DAILY GRINDER: Bill Would Encourage Natural Gas Frack Cars

Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey has introduced a bill called the STATE Natural Gas Act. His bill would “encourage the use of natural gas as transportation fuel and encourage private investment in natural gas vehicles and transportation infrastructure.” The legislation would do so by providing grants through the Department of Energy, awarded based on competitive...

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DAILY GRINDER: Right Wing Media Mock Council, Jim Kenney, Over Chick-fil-A Controversy

DAILY GRINDER: Right Wing Media Mock Council, Jim Kenney, Over Chick-fil-A Controversy

I will Tweet you back, scumbags! 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...

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DAILY GRINDER: No Joke: SEPTA Named Best Transit in U.S.

DAILY GRINDER: No Joke: SEPTA Named Best Transit in U.S.

SEPTA…(SEPTA!)…has been named…the…best…“large transit system”…in…North…America…by the…American Public Transportation Association. That was hard to get through. But anyway, the group called them “the best” because of things like their environmentally friendly construction, hybrid buses and something about “financial management”?...

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