Posts Tagged ‘liquor’

DAILY GRINDER: PLCB App Tells You How to Get Drunk Faster, Cheaper

Who says alcoholism and technology don’t mix? (Answer: no one. Everyone knows you’re not really drinking alone if you’re also playing online X-Box against some dude in Sweden.) The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board recently rolled out a new iPhone application “meant to make it easier to find your favorite wines and liquors.” It’ll allow users to search...

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DAILY GRINDER: Liquor ‘Privatization’ becomes ‘Modernization’

Just as everyone suspected, the state General Assembly is slowly backing off any attempts to privatize the state’s alcohol system in favor of what they’re all calling “modernization.” Which essentially means, “doing our job…better.” Sort of like the (fingers crossed) City Council bill that’d force the Philadelphia Parking Authority to do the...

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DAILY GRINDER: PW Gets Shout-Out on *Daily Show* [UPDATED]

This article by the late Steven Wells regarding Republican sociopathism and reptilianism was mentioned on the Colbert Report Daily Show with John Stewart last night. We’ll have video up when we get it (or, if anyone knows where we can find one, like, right now, please let us know. We’ll provide you with a “hat tip.” You’ll be famous! UPDATE: HERE...

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DAILY GRINDER: No Elephant Suit Protests At Wells Fargo Center

A federal judge ruled that the operator of the Wells Fargo Center can prevent protesters from demonstrating in a parking lot on the premises in South Philly. This ruling apparently dashed the “dreams of an activist who wanted to protest the circus by donning an elephant suit.” Damn! We wanted to see that! Marianne Bessey and Edward Coffin had planned on objecting...

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DAILY GRINDER: Abortion, Liquor, ID, School Vouchers, Redistricting … Legislature Makes Self Look Busy Before New Year

The state General Assembly was really struggling to put together all their bills before they left for winter break. That included killing women’s rights by prohibiting insurance coverage for low income people under ObamaCare, passing architectural restrictions against women’s health centers, privatizing liquor, forcing grandma to show ID at the voting booth...

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Liquor Privatization Bill Approved in Committee – But There are Problems

Liquor Privatization Bill Approved in Committee – But There are Problems

The state House Liquor Control Committee this morning approved House Bill 11, the liquor privatization bill authored by Majority Leader Mike Turzai, and it will now go to the full House for a vote. This marks the first time since 1933, when the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board was established, a “privatization” bill has made it out of committee, let alone...

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Are Million Dollar ‘Date Rape’ and Other PLCB Ad Campaigns a Conflict of Interest?

Are Million Dollar ‘Date Rape’ and Other PLCB Ad Campaigns a Conflict of Interest?

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is ending another week without pants. After several online media outlets caught onto its bizarre ad campaign featuring an image of a raped woman’s legs (and the context that surrounded it), the government liquor bureau pulled part of the online ad and spent more hours than their communications people would probably...

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DAILY GRINDER: ‘Bounce TV’—Aimed at Black Audiences—Comes to Philly

Atlanta, Georgia-based Bounce TV, a station geared toward black audiences, of which Martin Luther King III is an executive, has landed in Philly. In this press release of an article at the Huffington Post via the Associated Press, it’s said that the network (not cable) station was basically demanded since, “According to Nielsen’s latest annual television...

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DAILY GRINDER: West Philly Pre-Teens Accused of Attempted Rape

Three West Philly 10 and 11 year-olds turned themselves into the Philadelphia Special Victims Unit on Tuesday, and are charged with attempted rape and sexual assault. The three allegedly attacked a boy in a Bryant Elementary School. The alleged victim was an 8-year-old. New rule: If you want to be a bouncer in Philadelphia, you may need to get trained and licensed...

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PLCB: More Opposition to Wine Vending Machines

PLCB: More Opposition to Wine Vending Machines

As we documented this week, there’s tons of opposition to both state stores and the legislation to eliminate them. It basically depends on what you think’s more important – keeping jobs in tact for the time being, or making liquor sales more competitive in the state’s long run (and catching up to the rest of the country that can drink alcohol without...

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