The Phlog: Is This Your 9/11 Truth Car in NoLibs?

The Phlog: Is This Your 9/11 Truth Car in NoLibs?

The stench of incense and vehicles with Alex Jones-ish bumper stickers up and down Green Street in Northern Liberties this weekend meant one thing: the Free Your Mind conference at RUBA. It was two days of speakers helping attendees understand government (and otherwise) mind-control techniques, stopping the occult’s subversive influences on our consciousness...

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DAILY GRINDER: Dog-Fighting Ring Broken Up in South Philly

The Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals broke up a large dog-fighting ring in Grays Ferry last night. The ring had been under surveillance by the PSPCA for some time and an estimated 15-20 people were arrested. The number of canines involved wasn’t immediately available. Update: It turns out another ring was busted up in Kensington,...

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Anonymous GOP Aide Proven Correct as Casey Joins Effort to Weaken EPA

Anonymous GOP Aide Proven Correct as Casey Joins Effort to Weaken EPA

Look at how bipartisan he is! Just like an anonymous GOP aide said he would back in January, Senator Bob Casey joined with Republicans and some “centrist” Democrats on Wednesday in the greater wingnut effort to destroy all regulations and progressive laws the extreme right doesn’t like. Though there are bigger fish to fry in light of today’s looming...

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No Love: Rizzo DROP Case Going to PA Supreme Court

No Love: Rizzo DROP Case Going to PA Supreme Court

On popularity alone, Councilman Frank Rizzo, Jr. doesn’t seem to be going away. At least, that’s what a McLaughlin & Associates poll said when it found 57 percent of the city good with the name-branded spawn of Frank Rizzo, Sr. But that’s not going to stop many-a-city Republican from trying to get him kicked off the ballot on the basis of his enrollment...

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DAILY GRINDER: Are You In Shutdown Panic Mode, Too?

Today’s the day the federal government shuts down. EVERYBODY PANIC. No, just joking. We imagine it won’t be that bad and, in defense of one of the parties, either Democrats or Republicans as a whole might score brownie points from the public if the shit storm trash party really comes to a halt. It’s just hard to know which party will gain because the polled...

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M. Nutt’s STD Plan

M. Nutt’s STD Plan

Upon announcing the winning city condom design (see below), Mayor Michael Nutter upped his game and tied the whole thing back to his plan for making Philly the healthiest city this side of Upper Darby, and that side of Camden. At a press conference this afternoon, he said his administration’s made health and welfare a top priority, citing the indoor smoking...

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Squilla vs. Grace: A Tale of Two Council Reform-Jobs

Squilla vs. Grace: A Tale of Two Council Reform-Jobs

One thing you can say about First District City Council candidate Joe Grace is that he thinks outside the box. And in this case, the box is the district he wants to represent. His numerous, seemingly weekly press conferences outside City Hall/all over the city and his resume, which includes working for a statewide gun control advocacy group (and earning statewide...

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DAILY GRINDER: Creepy Zoo Puppet Songs

Who doesn’t love the zoo in the Spring? Especially when you can see a puppet show that brainwashes (?) kids into saving animals (we assume that’s how this thing’s gonna play out on Hannity, tonight or tomorrow). There’s a new exhibit at the Philadelphia Zoo called “X-tink-shun” which uses Jim Henson-style puppets and a “family musician” to warn...

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The 11th Hour Activism Before Philly Sheriff’s Sales

The 11th Hour Activism Before Philly Sheriff’s Sales

Around 4:30 Monday afternoon, anti-poverty activist and Sheriff candidate Cheri Honkala stands outside Acting Sheriff Barbara Deeley’s Center City office. The veteran protester is joined by her son, Guillermo Santos, and a handful of supporters. She tells members of the press, some onlookers and passers-by that some day, she hopes we’ll all “live in a country...

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DAILY GRINDER: No More “M” and “F” Stickers on SEPTA Transpasses (some day)!

DAILY GRINDER: No More “M” and “F” Stickers on SEPTA Transpasses (some day)!

There’s some anti-union legislation heading through the PA House right now. Specifically, Rep. Metcalf of Cranberry Township is looking to end mandatory union membership for school, government and some business employees, calling the practice “tyranny.” While not as extreme as bills in Ohio and Wisconsin, this is similar to what’s called a “Right to...

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