Posts Tagged ‘Daily Grinder’

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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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: Earth/Green Guilt Month

A huge sheriff sale takes place today after the three-month moratorium is lifted. Activist and Green Party sheriff candidate, Cheri Honkala, and other do-gooders from the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign slept overnight at 38th and Market Streets to be the first to bid on houses this morning. She says the “sleep out” is also to inform people...

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DAILY GRINDER: Corbett’s ‘Pig-Headed’ Anti-Shale Tax Policy

DAILY GRINDER: Corbett’s ‘Pig-Headed’ Anti-Shale Tax Policy

Philadelphia School Superintendent Arlene Ackerman received a death threat yesterday. It specifically said a bomb was going to be detonated at the district’s North Broad HQ today. No word on what, if anything, this has to do with the Inky’s ‘Assault on Learning’ series or the tussle over Ackerman wielding a chainsaw on the Daily News. We assume...

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DAILY GRINDER: ‘Empty Suit’

We’re saving the “Haha, this news is some kind of April Fool’s joke” for every other site on the Interwebs today. Everything you’re about to read isn’t a joke. But in full disclosure, some of it’s told in a not-that-serious manner: Today’s the day…SEPTA announces plans for what spokesman Richard Maloney is calling its biggest project “in our...

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DAILY GRINDER: Arson, Convenience Store Liquor, Radioactive Rain

DAILY GRINDER: Arson, Convenience Store Liquor, Radioactive Rain

Pennsylvanians love arson. Seriously. We’ve got the highest rate of arson deaths (more than 55/year) in the entire United States. In light of that, Delco State Senator Dominic Pileggi has joined with Montco Sen. John C. Rafferty and others in support of Senate Bill 903, which would strengthen punishments in cases of arson. Seems like a no-brainer. [Delco Times] From...

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DAILY GRINDER: The Wonderful World of The Uncontested Council Primary

DAILY GRINDER: The Wonderful World of The Uncontested Council Primary

Father James St. George and Chestnut Hill College have reached a settlement on the matter of his being fired for being gay. St. George’s publicist said the resolution is “consistent with the religious beliefs of each party.” [Inky] Clergy lawsuit number four. [Newsworks] The NFL is putting up the cover of Madden ’12 for a vote by fans. Michael...

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DAILY GRINDER: Feds vs. PHA, Vick To Get (Another) Award, PPD Video Villains

The feds want the entire PHA board out. This is cool news and we wonder how former Mayor Street is going to react, eventually. The dude’s definitely beaten the feds before. His sleeves also seem to be full of dirty tricks, like, all the time. [Philly.com] But to be fair, the last time he took on the feds, he wasn’t caught awarding millions of dollars in contracts...

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DAILY GRINDER: Plastic Bag Fascism

Shocka: Bevilacqua tried to cover up priest abuse during his time in 80s Brooklyn. Or, rather, he tried to “seek an assignment outside the diocese” for a rapist priest. That priest then went on to New Jersey, where he continued torturing children. [Inky] Daylin Leach, the hero state senator from Montgomery/Delaware counties wants to make it both within...

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DAILY GRINDER: As Promised, Announcements

For those keeping score at home: Philadelphia is not one of the world’s – or country’s – most livable cities. So that’s ugly, miserable, bad for men, good for beer, unlivable. Anyone got any more city ratings systems they wanna try out? Because we’re here. [Reuters] Heard in the Hall says Tom Knox won’t run. Sorry for this piece of meh news. Did...

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