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Democracy, Philadelphia Style

Nothing says Democracy like a pair of Jackboots at the Polling Place. Continue reading

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Live Blogging Hurricane Sandy—From the Philly Suburbs

Live Blogging Hurricane Sandy from the Western Suburbs of Philadelphia. Why? Because I have lots of time on my hands. So if you too have nothing better to do, stop on by for the occasional update. And hopefully, all these updates will be boring, uninteresting, and without event. Continue reading

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Philadelphia Law: Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell on Criminal Convictions

Philadelphia’s Ban the Box law goes into effect tomorrow. And this Friday the 13th employment law freakathon is sure to be a big hit with small business owners who now have yet another good reason to pull up stakes and cross the city line into the safer and saner suburbs. Better known as the Fair Criminal Screening Standards Ordinance, this piece of petty larceny legislation prohibits employers from asking on their applications or in their first interviews whether applicants have criminal convictions. Continue reading

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Mummers Parade: Get Out Those Golden Slippers

The Philadelphia Mummers Parade, which marches every New Year’s Day, has been a feature of the cultural history of the City of Brotherly Love since colonial times. Continue reading

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Awaiting Hurricane Irene

It is now 7:30 PM on Saturday and the citizens of the Philadelphia metropolitan area are awaiting the howling winds and torrential rains of Hurricane Irene. There is also a tornado warning for Kent and Sussex counties down in the state of Delaware adding to the already tight tensions of this wild weekend evening. And with all the super hyper media coverage playing non-stop over the local airwaves, it surely seems that Armageddon is heading our way. Continue reading

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Flash Mob Punks: Just Say It—They’re BLACK!

Violent attacks by gangs of young thugs who assault strangers in the streets, smash storefront windows, vandalize cars, and crash into retail businesses stealing everything in sight are aggressively on the rise. But despite the wholesale news coverage of these sickening scenes of mob violence by local and national media, there has been nary a mention of the one obvious fact that our parental guardians of progressive propaganda are loath to disclose: the Flash Mob punks are black. Continue reading

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Earth Day: Holly Maddux Remembered

In remembrance of Holly Maddux, I offer up a little haunting history lesson from the Philadelphia archives of the earth first phenomenon…Earth Day is celebrated each year on April 22nd which coincidentally turns out to be the birthday of Vladimir Lenin, the progenitor of the Russian communist revolution. The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970 during the heyday of the drug-infested counter-culture, just when the depiction of America as Archfiend was grinding into high gear. It was a happening, Man! Continue reading

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Gays Continue Vendetta Against Boy Scouts

Gay groups continue their vicious ground-them-into-the-dust vendetta against the Philadelphia chapter of the Boy Scouts of America. Despite goodwill negotiations between Mayor Nutter of Philadelphia and the Cradle of Liberty chapter of the Boy Scouts that has resulted in a mutual agreement ending the contentious battle over the Scouts’ use of city property, gay groups continue to push all the political ploys in order to punish this non-profit organization. Continue reading

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Heritage Deniers Lose: Christmas is Back in Philly

Over the past week, there has been a contentious controversy percolating at Philadelphia’s City Hall. The calamity claiming so much of the city fathers’ attention during this busy holiday season turns out to be a commercial endeavor being held on city property, a holiday market featuring food, arts and crafts, and entertainment. So what could be so very wrong with such a charming event? In a word, it’s C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S. Continue reading

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Conservatives of Color: Uni-Tea Celebration at Independence Mall

Don’t think there are people of color with conservative values? Doubt there are African-Americans who advocate for limited government? Then come join in the Uni-Tea celebration at Independence Mall in downtown Philadelphia on Saturday, July 31st from 12 noon to 3 PM and get a world view tuneup. Continue reading

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Trash Pickup: In Philly It Could Cost You $300

Mayor Nutter of Philadelphia, in addition to proposing a local tax on soda and other sugary drinks, has also proposed a $300 a year tax on residential properties for trash pickup. As usual, the City of Brotherly Love is strapped for cash as it continues to shell out the bulk of its budget on city workers’ salaries and pensions. Continue reading

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