Posts Tagged ‘Joe Sestak’
Gov. Corbett Tweets About Liquor A Lot — But Can It Save His Career?

Gov. Corbett Tweets About Liquor A Lot — But Can It Save His Career?

As Governor Tom Corbett’s approval ratings continue circling the drain, and Democrats circle their wagons around his job, there seems to be only one issue that anyone believes can save the dude’s 2014 chances: Liquor privatization. It’s his most popular issue with a majority of the state. Polls have consistently shown a large majority of Pennsylvanians...

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BACKGROUNDER: Tom Wolf Wants to Be Your Governor

BACKGROUNDER: Tom Wolf Wants to Be Your Governor

Who is Tom Wolf? Where does he come from and what does he want? These are the questions we began asking ourselves this morning when an email showed up with the subject line, “Fairness for the middle class.” The middle class, you say? Never heard of them! And a candidate for higher office who’s using these mostly unknown peoples in a campaign? That’s...

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DAILY GRINDER: Nutter says Philly ‘Off to Bad Start’ in Violent New Year

Mayor Michael Nutter had some harsh words for city residents who engage in violence at yesterday’s Martin Luther King Day celebrations. “We have to say, as a city, ‘Enough is enough. I can’t take this anymore,’ ” he said in Kensington. “When are we going to start stepping up and ending our silence?” Not sure how I missed...

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“Our Senate is OK with Fascism” and 20 other Quotes to Think About Over Your Holiday Break

“Our Senate is OK with Fascism” and 20 other Quotes to Think About Over Your Holiday Break

It’s been a long December, as a wise, dread-locked man once said. And we’ve been reporting/blogging/commenting on it as much as humanly possible. In light of that (and it being the Friday before Christmas and all) we’ve decided to give you some of those December-time quotes coming out of Philly and Pennsylvania politics, gossip and whatever else this blog...

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DAILY GRINDER: They’re Not Supposed to be Healthy. That’s Why They’re Vending Machines

Philly is really upping the standards on making vending machines “healthier” through price manipulation, beverage size and placing bad food in lower-selling spots. Because when you realize your vending machine sucks, then walk across the street to the 7-11 to get extra cheese sauce-drenched nachos and a Big Gulp, you’re getting exercise, right? [Inky] There...

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DAILY GRINDER: Pennsylvania Legislature’s Random Acts of Terror

The Pennsylvania Legislature has been keeping busy, coming up with brand new ways to make you feel lousy, generally speaking. Observe: The State House Republicans have finally – finally! – come up with a plan to restore almost $600 million to Pennsylvania state universities and public schools. The catch: They’re getting the money from the Department of...

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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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Sestak 2010 “Re-Elected” Commercial Wins Prize

In a world run by advertisements, the corn lobby and Rupert Murdoch, we often choose our potential representation based on how dirty their knees are in front of the aforementioned. So of course, after the fact, to celebrate that shame, we award those who’ve influenced our opinion more than anyone else while succumbing to at least one of these three rulers....

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DAILY GRINDER: All The Old Characters Popping Up Again

Oh, hell yes: Former Congressman Joe Sestak has plans to run for governor of Pennsylvania in 2014. Early bird gets the worm, dude. [PoliticsPA] Pat Toomey met with the freaks from Fox and Friends yesterday to dish on what he ate at the White House Superbowl party and listen to host Gretchen Carlson pretend to act stupid in order to appeal to her audience. [You...

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DAILY GRINDER: Mayor Specter?

DAILY GRINDER: Mayor Specter?

What do you think, would you vote for Grandpa Specter for mayor of Philly? We’re intrigued, even if the mere thought may or may not be based on nothing. [Heron’s Nest] Philadelphia Media Network, owners of Philly.com, the Inky and the Daily News, also own the Northeast Times and My Community Trend. They’re being sold to a new company called Broad Street...

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