Posts Tagged ‘Karen Brown’
“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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Of Course this Happened: Karen Brown was on Judge Judy

Of Course this Happened: Karen Brown was on Judge Judy

This one from PhillyClout is way too good to pass up: KAREN BROWN, the Democratic committeewoman recruited by the Republican City Committee to run for mayor, didn’t get trounced only by Mayor Nutter. She also lost on “Judge Judy.” According to the article by Chris Brennan, former mayoral candidate Karen Brown was in Los Angeles this week to...

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DAILY GRINDER: Tom Ridge for Penn State President? (Oh, and City Elections)

Former Pennsylvania Governor and head of Homeland Security Tom Ridge may end up as the replacement for Penn State President Spanier, considering dude resigns. The number of victims in the Penn State sex abuse/child torture/cover up case has allegedly doubled. There are now “as many as 17” accusers. Joe Paterno’s son says those resignation rumors are hogwash,...

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DAILY GRINDER: Report Will Call for More Than 1,250 new Liquor Stores

There’s a draft of the Corbett report on private liquor stores and it calls for—surprise!—more than the proposed 1,250 new private stores throughout the state. Turzai’s liquor bill, says Corbett’s report, will net the state almost $2 billion up front and $186 million to $230 million annually. The catch: Over 3,000 Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board employees...

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DAILY GRINDER: Temple Faculty Release Letter of Solidarity with Occupy Philadelphia

Temple University faculty have written a letter of solidarity with the Occupy Philadelphia movement. “Students are increasingly forced to finance their education through extraordinary levels of personal debt,” the letter reads. “Thus, we support the Occupy Wall Street movement, in part, because only by restoring progressive taxation at the federal and state...

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WATCH: Karen Brown Releases Lowest-Budget Campaign Ad Possible

Karen Brown has released a campaign ad and it’s…interesting. We’ve previously reported on her campaign’s problems, as well as some of the misfortunes she’s suffered by counting on the Republican City Committee, who did not have the money to support her campaign after she beat John Featherman by 64 votes in the spring. She told us a month back she’s...

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DAILY GRINDER: New ‘Occupy Philly Guilt Number’ is $400,000

OK, new “Occupy” number: The city says it’s spent $400,000 on police surveillance of the protest, including overtime and uniformed and undercover police on Dilworth Plaza. We’ve heard protesters publicly share their grievances about undercover police more than once. This is how he’s getting the votes! Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey introduced legislation...

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Republican Brown Has Grievances Over Fox29 Debate Air Time; Files FCC Complaint Against NBC

Republican Brown Has Grievances Over Fox29 Debate Air Time; Files FCC Complaint Against NBC

Mayor Michael Nutter and Republican challenger Karen Brown debated last night. You didn’t see it, because it wasn’t in front of an audience. And it wasn’t on TV. It was taped and will be shown on Friday on Fox, at the prime-time Death Slot of 10:30pm. Karen Brown is not happy about this—never was—but says she wasn’t given a choice. “[The debate]...

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DAILY GRINDER: Mayor Nutter’s Infomercial Protested by Off-TV Opponent

NBC 10’s infomercial for Mayor Nutter went off without a hitch! He urged people who sent in questions by e-mail and Twitter to pay their taxes and don’t cheat and generally be a good person, just like him. There were actually too many questions for him to get to. But know this (as NBC does): Mayor Nutter tweets! Meanwhile, Republican mayoral candidate Karen...

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Mayoral Candidate Brown Says Unions Should be Supporting Her

Mayoral Candidate Brown Says Unions Should be Supporting Her

“What have I done to cause this? I was a member of this union,” Republican mayoral candidate Karen Brown claims to have said while being kicked out of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Local 33 Headquarters last week. “Pete [Matthews, union president] just said, ‘Do not come to this building again.’” Philly Clout reported...

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