Posts Tagged ‘Nutter’

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: Vince Fumo, Joe Paterno, Penn State Riot Kidz All Feeling the Heat

Imprisoned former state senator Vince Fumo had six months added to his prison term (it’s at 61 months now). He also now owes an additional $1.1 million on top of the $2.8 million he’s already paid in fines. At the sentencing, Fumo gave what the Inky called an “often rambling statement,” which included, “I am tired. I am depressed. All I want is...

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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: Mitt Romney in Town Today, Will Be ‘Occupied’

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is in town today, raising money for and flaunting his “They want anyone but me now, sure, but you’ll see!” presidential campaign. Occupy Philly has already planned a protest outside the Rittenhouse Hotel, which is where he’ll be, at 4pm. President Obama is going to be chilling in Philly on Tuesday – that’s...

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DAILY GRINDER: Ed Rendell Tells Occupiers to ‘Go Home’

Former Governor Ed Rendell does not think the Occupy Movement has any Flight 93 people on board. All the occupiers need to “go home, clean up, organize and go” he told…Laura Ingraham the other day. Because he assumes the movement is going to turn violent and will be similar to the riots at the Democratic Convention in 1968 where, “everything blew...

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DAILY GRINDER: Occupy Philly Site Chosen

Nine-hundred people showed up to the Arch Street United Methodist Church last night for the Occupy Philly meeting. They decided to begin Occupy(ing) Philadelphia at 9am tomorrow morning at City Hall, showing solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street protestors in New York City. This is it, monsters! There’s a strict illegal immigrant bill being debated in Harrisburg...

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Nutter Makes Appointment to School Reform Commission

This just came in from the Mayor’s office. He’s appointed Dr. Wendell E. Pritchett to the School Reform Commission after yesterday’s series of resignations from SRC head Robert Archie and member Johnny Irizarry. Philadelphia, September 20, 2011- Mayor Michael A. Nutter has appointed Dr. Wendell E. Pritchett, Chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden, a respected...

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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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DAILY GRINDER: Nutter Denies Soda Blood Money

Principle: Mayor Michael Nutter’s Administration has turned down an offer from CHOP to fund an antiobesity program, because the money for such a program would be coming from soda companies who just can’t figure out how all those kids are getting so fat. You know what this means, don’t you? Another shot at the soda tax in the second term! Three times is...

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DAILY GRINDER: DROP and Paid-Sick Leave on Table This Week, Again?

DROP is (maybe?) going to be decided at some point this week, but, yeah, maybe not. Council may try to override the mayor’s veto of a bill that scaled back the program but didn’t eliminate it outright (which is what Nutter says he wants.) Councilman Wilson Goode says he would replace DROP with a lump sum payment, in which members can “retire when they want,...

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