Posts Tagged ‘Carl Greene’

DAILY GRINDER: How’d Your Philly/PA Representatives Do On the ‘Debt Ceiling’ Thing?

House Democrats managed to get the debt ceiling raised yesterday. In exchange, the Republicans only asked the poor be tarred and feathered. Or, if you will, convinced the liberals, it’s OK. So, let’s get dressed and dance away the night. [Reuters] Your Reps – Brady, Fattah, Schwartz, Fitzpatrick – all supported the deal. [Penn Live] Pat Toomey, of course,...

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DAILY GRINDER: With Greene Gone, PHA Is Doing Great! (Just Kidding.)

Twitter-aholic and Iowa Republican Chuck Grassley just hates public housing. And it’s his mission to eliminate all waste within the program, before his party eliminates the program all together, for freedom. So, Grassley recently found someone in the federal government willing to give into his demands to punish the Philadelphia Housing Authority now for its...

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DAILY GRINDER: Bankrupt

Sign of the times: The Philadelphia Orchestra has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection. “This decision was based upon several critical financial challenges currently facing the organization, specifically its rapidly dwindling operating funds and a structural deficit of $14.5 million.” [Some Press Release] Facepalm: “Conservative media outlets” are...

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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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DAILY GRINDER: ‘Gasland’ No Longer Hitler’s Entertainment

Teddy Borawski, the state geologist who compared ‘Gasland’ filmmaker Josh Fox to a Nazi has apologized. Governor Tom Corbett called Borawski’s comments – “Joseph Goebbels would have been proud. He would have given [Fox] the Nazi award” – inappropriate, and not just because, as we’ve said, the Nazi Award isn’t real. Gasland is currently playing...

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It Begins? Blackwell Off PHA Board

Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell is gone. At least from her spot on the 5-member board of the Philadelphia Housing Authority. She resigned earlier today, citing “tenants being hurt and the housing authority being compromised. I wanted to take the initiative to step down.” The action comes after the Department of Housing and Urban Development called for the entire...

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PHA Board (Street) To HUD: We Won’t Go (Updated)

Uh oh. Mayor Street and the rest of the Philadelphia Housing Authority Board have no intention to resign, as the Department of Housing and Urban Development believes they should. Street says such an action would be “unwarranted” even after an earlier message from the former Mayor indicated they actually would resign, according to the Associated Press, though...

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DAILY GRINDER: Casey’s Oxymoronic Self-Definition May Foil Him Again

DAILY GRINDER: Casey’s Oxymoronic Self-Definition May Foil Him Again

Democrats are trying to push a new bill forward that would repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell but, apparently, it would also allow for abortions to be conducted on military bases by military personnel. And once again, the big question is whether Bob Casey’s conscience leans toward gays or fetuses. You’re the one who wanted to be a “pro-life Democrat,” pal....

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DAILY GRINDER: Teach A Man To Fish With Dynamite…

DAILY GRINDER: Teach A Man To Fish With Dynamite…

Want to know what sort of state you live in? Check out these laws: You can’t catch fish with your mouth, hands or by way of dynamite. You can’t sleep on a refrigerator outdoors. It’s illegal for a man to buy alcohol, too, without written permission – from his wife. In Allentown, men aren’t allowed to become aroused in public. Anywho, lawmakers in Harrisburg...

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Daily Grinder: Give Carl Greene His Due!

Daily Grinder: Give Carl Greene His Due!

Disgraced, public life-is-basically-over, out-of-state shock treatment(?) king/former Philadelphia Housing Authority executive director Carl Greene wants $4 million from PHA, and he wants PHA to settle. A wealth of PHA board members and others think this is ridiculous. Former Mayor John Street was emailed by the Inky and wrote a message back saying “Ha Ha!”...

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