Category Archives: Philadelphia

Saturday Lagniappe

An interesting bit on the Wannamaker organ:

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Because the City of Philadelphia Has Run Out of Real Problems to Solve

Because the City of Philadelphia no longer has any significant problems to grapple with, City Council needs to attack the alarming threat posed by regulated donation bins. 

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Football Season

It’s football season – finally. The Eagles have the Jaguars on Sunday afternoon. In case anyone needs to be reminded why we love Chip Kelly here:

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Philadelphia’s Misplaced Priorities

So the City of Philadelphia’s recycling Nazis police (or enforcement unit, or whatever they call themselves) recently paid me a visit. More accurately, they rummaged through my trash on pick up day looking to uncover evidence that I posed a threat to the Republic by mixing recyclables in with my ordinary trash. Evidently alerted by…

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Welcome Home, Cliff Lee

The headline pretty much says it all. That’s the news here in Philadelphia, today. Thank you to Ruben Amaro, Jr., and to Cliff Lee, for giving Phillies fans one heck of an early Christmas gift!

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Episcopal Church Pokes Itself In The Eye Again

Like Lord Voldemort, the embodiment of pure evil from the Harry Potter stories, Charles Bennison, the once defrocked Episcopal Bishop of Pennsylvania, is back. The Episcopal Church’s top appelate tribunal, the Court of Review of the Trial of a Bishop, last week issued an opinion that in effect exonerated Bennison of charges that he covered…

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Third Circuit Upholds Prohibition on Credit Bid in Philadelphia Newspapers Auction

The incumbent management of the bankrupt company that owns the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News won a significant, but likely short lived, victory in the Third Circuit Yesterday. The Daily News reports that a three judge Thgird Circuit panel has upheld bankruptcy Judge Steven Raslavich’s ruling prohibiting the company’s creditors from using the…

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Fumo Guilty

Former Pennsylvania State Senator Vince Fumo was convicted yesterday on all 137 corruption related charges in which he had been indicted. The Philadelphia Inquirer has a lengthy story regarding the verdict that can be found here. I am not surpised that umo was convicted, although I am slightly surprised that he was convicted on ALL…

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Bad News For Fumo

Another of State Senator Vice Fumo’s former aide’s has agreed to plead guilty and testify against their former boss. Looks like the rats are deserting the ship – with emphasis on the word rat. The Philly.com has the story: In another blow to State Sen. Vincent J. Fumo, a computer technician who prosecutors said carried…

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Philadelphia Sheriff Refuses To Enforce The Law

Anyone who has had the experience of trying to get a judgment enforced in Philadelphia, or has had dealings with the Philadelphia County Sheriff’s Office for any reason, cannot possibly be surprised by the following article, which will appear in tomorrow’s Wall Street Journal, detailing Philadelphia Sheriff John Green’s refusal to perform his duty and…

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