Posts Tagged ‘Pat Toomey’

DAILY GRINDER: Michael Vick Condemns Dogfighting Android App

There’s an app for that! (And “that” is dogfighting.) A new, bizarre digital entertainment for your cell phone — known as “Dog Wars” — is under fire by critics, and one man is getting out of the way before any of this comes back to haunt him: Eagles quarterback Michael Vick. He’s already released a statement condemning the obscure...

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DAILY GRINDER: ‘Neediest’

Bob Brady’s First District: The fourth ‘Food-Neediest’ in the country. [Food Research and Action Center] Pennsylvania unemployment is down to 8.2 percent, from 8.5 percent in September. We’re also $243 million above the expected revenue for this fiscal year. Bring on the budget, Corbett! [Newsworks] Pat Toomey had that bill he was trying to pass…something...

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DAILY GRINDER: Council Passes Drilling Resolution, Toomey Teabags, Drunk Mailmen

Philadelphia City Council unanimously approved a resolution in opposition to Marcellus Shale drilling until the E.P.A. takes a looksie and decides drinking acids and flammable, poisonous liquids has no repercussions besides growing a little hair on your chest. [Philly.com] Fox 29 reporter Jeff Cole caught three Philadelphia postmen drinking on the job. I’m...

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Sadness: Casey and Toomey Can’t Find Seats Next To Each Other At State Of The Union

Sadness: Casey and Toomey Can’t Find Seats Next To Each Other At State Of The Union

Boo fucking hoo: After talk of small steps toward phony bipartisanship through Operation Seat Cushion, all it came down to was Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senators likely being too polite to ask Michele Bachmann to move down for fear of being called a socialist or getting thrown under the Tea Party bus, of which Bachmann is both a metaphorical and physical driver! Either...

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DAILY GRINDER: Happy New Year! Here’s What To Look Forward To in 2011

DAILY GRINDER: Happy New Year! Here’s What To Look Forward To in 2011

Governor Ed Rendell approved $100 million for more than 40 infrastructure and other projects in Philadelphia as a parting gift to the city whose football team he loves so. All the money’s being taken from the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program and recipients “must submit [final paperwork] by January 14, 2011,” a mere four days before Governor-Elect...

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What You Elected: Corbett and Toomey Gather Their Squads

What You Elected: Corbett and Toomey Gather Their Squads

The Associated Press is reporting citizen advocates are “criticizing” Corbett’s 400-person transition team, which features a who’s who of lobbyists, bank executives, large insurance reps, gas drilling reps and all around dirt. Here’s just an example of what we’re in store for: For example, a registered lobbyist on the energy and environment committee...

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Voter Turnout Low Across Philadelphia

Voter Turnout Low Across Philadelphia

If Election Day comes, but no one comes out to vote, did it really happen? In traveling to several different polling locations across Philadelphia, the lack of enthusiasm was stunning. Sure, there were campaign signs plastered around the city, but where was the vaunted ground game that Bob Brady promised? A guy armed with a megaphone in a minivan shouted at people...

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Philly: GOTV or STFU – Voting Info

Here’s what you need to know about today’s elections. First off, vote. If you don’t, read the headline. Polls opened this morning at 7am and will stay that way until 8pm tonight. If you’re in line by 8pm, you’re good. They’ll stay open for you. If you don’t know where your voting place is, check out these sites: Where To Vote Google Voting Maps Bring...

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Guv, Senate (and Mayoral) Elections: Between Now And Wednesday

Guv, Senate (and Mayoral) Elections: Between Now And Wednesday

Today’s our last day to speculate about the 2010 elections, and that makes us sad. Know why? Cause we like speculating. So let’s! Senate: Latest Poll: Toomey +4 (Public Policy Polling) First off, nothing serious has changed over the last week between our potential senatorial buffoons. Rep. Joe Sestak and Pat Toomey have played it cool, though Toomey showed...

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PA-Sen Notes: Weekend Endorsements, Statements, Debates

PA-Sen Notes: Weekend Endorsements, Statements, Debates

What’d you do this weekend? We obsessed over the Senate race. That’s how cool we are. (For serious.) Here’s what happened: The candidates held another debate on Friday. They agreed the tone of the campaign as a whole was “unfortunate” – but continued smearing each other. Joe Sestak has received six statewide newspaper endorsements, including those...

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