Posts Tagged ‘redistricting’
DAILY GRINDER: Nutter Calls Shooter ‘Asshole’—Again

DAILY GRINDER: Nutter Calls Shooter ‘Asshole’—Again

Mayor Nutter is again calling a shooter—specifically, the 16-year-old kid who opened fire during the July 4th festivities in Center City—an “asshole” and is once again correct. As it was put by the mayor: “I’m not going to let a 16-year old asshole who’s got a beef with somebody from a month ago in Germantown, to negatively impact the image...

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Northeast Philly Special Election and Primary Get Ugly

Northeast Philly Special Election and Primary Get Ugly

The race for the 169th State House seat is getting ugly. And not in the way we’d originally reported it would (that whole redistricting mess), but in that typical Outrageous Outrage way late political seasons can be: Smeary. First, some background: Like the weirdness in the 197th District, the 169th will have both a Special Election, and primary tomorrow. Unlike...

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Redistricting Debacle Keeps House Seat in Northeast Philly; York Republicans Drop Out

Redistricting Debacle Keeps House Seat in Northeast Philly; York Republicans Drop Out

Last week, we noted that Pennsylvania’s 169th District in the state House was really up for grabs—candidates for the seat were separated by more than 100 miles of Pennsyltucky. Now, three of the York, PA candidates for the 169th have dropped out of the race because the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has kept the district in Philly. And if that doesn’t make...

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DAILY GRINDER: Rick Santorum, Angry Landlord

Imagine Rick Santorum was your landlord. Seriously imagine that. It’d be all crosses in the hallways, paintings of a white Jesus in the lobby, cameras in the bathrooms, etc. Now know this: a bunch of kids at Penn State don’t have to imagine. He owns five State College buildings, each of which net him between $15,000 and $50,000 per year. And here is the...

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DAILY GRINDER: Lawyers Want Judge Removed for saying Church has Sex Abuse Problem

Philadelphia Common Pleas Judge M. Teresa Sarmina said on January 31, “Anybody that doesn’t think there is widespread sexual abuse within the Catholic Church is living on another planet.” Which is true. The Catholic Church has been harboring pedophiles with a disgusting knack for torture for decades, and doing their damndest to keep them out of...

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DAILY GRINDER: GOP Cries Foul After their Gerrymandered Map Gets Thrown Out

See what happens when you act like children? The Pennsylvania Supreme Court threw out the GOP’s legislative redistricted map because it was redrawn in pretty outrageous ways to favor a reddened Pennsylvania in U.S. Congress. Even more than it already was. Now, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Max Baer says it’s possible the 2012 elections will be voted...

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DAILY GRINDER: State Welfare Adviser who Hates Welfare Still on Payroll

That state welfare adviser, Robert W. Patterson, who put in his resignation for working as the editor of a religious magazine that says welfare is the devil and sperm lunches can be good for you…the guy the Corbett Administration has been distancing themselves from? He’s still on state payroll and takes in almost $105,000 per year. And there’s no end date...

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Pennsylvania Democratic Party Raising Money on Republican Redistricting

Pennsylvania Democratic Party Raising Money on Republican Redistricting

The Pennsylvania Democratic Party is using the recently-redrawn congressional maps to raise money—no surprise there. In a recent email sent out to supporters, Kevin Washo, Executive Director of the PA Dems, says there’s a “silver lining” to the recent change in boundaries. “[T]he lines of the district wind all over the state and split up...

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As Redistricting Passes House, Philly Cut to 3 Districts; Check out this Street-View Map

As Redistricting Passes House, Philly Cut to 3 Districts; Check out this Street-View Map

Every ten years, there’s mass-hysteria from the state minority party about redistricting, mostly because they have little-to-no say over the final map’s passage, and sometimes one or more of their districts get Nagasaki’d, metaphorically speaking. That was certainly the case this year (two western PA Democrats have been drawn into the same district),...

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DAILY GRINDER: PW Reader Starts Petition for Law Change in Sex Abuse Cases

So, Dead Spin picked up PW writer Tara Murtha’s piece on Pennsylvania’s “ass-backward” laws as they pertain to sex abuse charges and expert testimony. Then, a reader started a Change.org petition urging Sen. Greenleaf, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, to pass Bill 1264, which would allow experts to address questions about victim behavior in sex...

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