Specter and Sestak Together For Fundraiser, PA Jewish Community Aid, Earmarks

Specter and Sestak Together For Fundraiser, PA Jewish Community Aid, Earmarks

Seventy people, including NY Senator Chuck(les) Schumer and our own king of the milquetoast, Senator Bob Casey, tip-toed around a downtown lawfirm last night, likely hoping a small, awkward brawl didn’t break out between Rep. Joe Sestak and outgoing Senator Arlen Specter. They were on hand for a fundraiser in support of the admiral. Many short speeches were...

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Nutter/Rendell Beg Obama Administration For Infrastructure, SEPTA Funding

Nutter/Rendell Beg Obama Administration For Infrastructure, SEPTA Funding

The state of Pennsylvania has so far failed with every conceivable plan for fixing up its crumbling infrastructure – a gas tax, tolling I-80, raising the price of registering your car – except one: Begging the federal government for more money. It worked so well for that 2010-11 bullshit Pennsylvania budget, didn’t it? We only had to fire, what, 50 government...

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Protesters Advocate “Green” Agenda At Obama Rally

Protesters Advocate “Green” Agenda At Obama Rally

During yesterday’s rally at Germantown High School President Obama encouraged voters to not be lazy or apathetic about the upcoming midterm elections and to get out and vote. Outside of the rally, protesters were advocating for the legalization of a certain herbal substance that can lead to laziness and apathy: marijuana. The group PhillyNORML (National...

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The Obama Rally Streaker

The Obama Rally Streaker

Alkiviades “Alki” David is filed under “person,” according to Celebrifi. Born to an “extremely wealthy Greek Cypriot family” in the U.K. during the Tet Offensive (what? You don’t associate years with Vietnam War campaigns?), he’s successfully expanded his family’s fortune and is now a self-confessed “prankster” – and he uses...

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Obama Rips GOP, Fires Up Crowd At Rally In Germantown

Obama Rips GOP, Fires Up Crowd At Rally In Germantown

With an approval rating hovering in the high 40s, one might say that it’s been a rough couple of years for President Obama. However, it was like 2008 all over again yesterday in this solidly democratic corner of the state, where Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were greeted with a hero’s welcome at Germantown High School as they fired shots at the...

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Toomey: Wall Street-alize Your Social Security, Or, Go Ahead, Call It Privatization

Toomey: Wall Street-alize Your Social Security, Or, Go Ahead, Call It Privatization

Over the past two-and-a-half years, it’s been tough to figure out what’s socialism and what’s, um, not. For instance, the $700 billion Wall Street bailout before the election, that was capitalism. But the $75 billion Homeowners Affordability and Stability Plan which led Rick Santelli of CNBC to call underwater homeowners “losers” and begin the Tea Party...

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Chinatown Designated a Historical Site

Chinatown Designated a Historical Site

The drums banged, children sang and the lion dancers preened as Philadelphia’s Chinatown was officially designated with a historical marker from the Philadelphia Historical and Museum Commission this afternoon on 9th and Race St. Mayor Nutter and Councilman Frank DiCicco were in attendance and both spoke glowingly about how integral Chinatown has been in...

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Get Your Drink On: Yards Beer To Expand

Get Your Drink On: Yards Beer To Expand

There’s a nice piece in today’s Philadelphia Business Journal about Yards Beer and owner Tom Kehoe. Turns out you, my friend, are about to get more Yards. According to PBJ, 2010 sales are “expected to top $3 million, up from $2.2 million last year and nearly double sales of 2007.” That’s good news for Tom and good news for you. Because now the local...

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Two Cops Busted For Drug Theft Weren’t Even Targets Of Sting

Two Cops Busted For Drug Theft Weren’t Even Targets Of Sting

Here’s one of those things: You know those two police officers – Sean Alivera, 31, and Christopher Luciano, 23 – of whom Aaron Kase blogged the other day, saying they “were arrested…for allegedly stealing three grand and 20 pounds of weed from a North Philly drug dealer” who happened to be a cop? Yeah, Alivera and Luciano weren’t the targets of...

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Council Amends Business Privilege Tax

Council Amends Business Privilege Tax

Today’s City Council meeting on the Business Privilege Tax was short, sweet and productive. No, that is not a punchline, they actually accomplished something in an efficient manner. The tax credit program needed some tweaking, and so tweak it they did. For those unfamiliar with the program, it is a very beneficial tax credit program that provides funding...

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