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  • Street Investigation Tied To DHS Activity?

    I was reading this story on the wiretapping/bugging of Philadelphia mayor John Street’s office and happened across this paragraph: One of the FBI raids focused on Keystone Information & Financial Services, a Mount Airy business that was awarded a contract in 2002 that netted $60,600 from the city for collection of taxes. The FBI also…


  • Nutter’s Delight

    Congratulations are in order for Philadelphia, as the mayoral transition from John Street [ptui!] to Michael Nutter appears to have taken the city from “Your Mayor just got served (papers)!” to “You just got served by the Mayor!”. He may look disturbingly like Squidward Tentacles, but he sure can rap: Dang, son. I’m actually heartened…


  • Ooops

    John Street, defender of good government: Earlier this month, when Mayor Street announced an aggressive new city plan to go after tax scofflaws, he warned: “We will spare no one.” Certainly, someone taking so bold a stance on other peoples’ motes must have examined his own eye for signs of planks, no? He could have…


  • This Town Needs An Enema

    Those that know me best know that I am no fan of Philadelphia Mayor John Street’s persona, politics or ethics, but I must object to the current “mini-scandal” brewing as just plain stupid. Here’s the situation: John Street (D, Philadelphia) is a bit of a gadget hound. He wanted an iPhone and so decided to…


  • This Is What Passes For Political “Thought” In The Great City Of Philadelphia

    John Street, political philosopher and student of history claimed last week that the Iraq war is a contributing factor in the frustrating increase in gun violence and homicides on the streets of the city. That’s nice, John. It couldn’t possibly be the fault of your own corrupt and inept administration, could it? No, that would…


  • “Solving” Problems, Philadelphia-Style

    I sometimes find myself wondering whether any elected official in the city of Philadelphia is still in full posession of their mental faculties, as their actions are virtually indistinguishable from those of certifiable crazy persons. Take, for instance, two recent occurrences, the first of which was a minor spat between Mayor John Street and District…


  • Shameless Self-Promotion

    If you were listening to the Rush Limbaugh Program around 2:40 pm EST today and heard “Doug in Philadelphia” discussing John Street’s idiotic gun control idea – that was me. [/Bragging]


  • Then again, maybe not…

    Perhaps all of this John Street business really is just about wanton corruption. Hey, either way, if Street goes down, in court or on Election Day, I’ll be extremely happy.


  • Your Daily Dose Of “…What The Crap?”

    [With apologies to Scott Johnson, of My Extra Life fame, for his coinage of phrase.] Dear President Obama, what the crap? Obama Considers Zany Climate Engineering Gadgets to Fight ‘The Warming’. Obama is apparently considering using a machine that would suck up smog and shoot it into the upper atmosphere—reflecting the sun’s rays—as a way…


  • A Bountiful Link-Filled Catch-Up

    I am fully cognizant of my delinquent blogging — apologies all around. I’ve been in full recovery mode since taking the redeye from SFO to PHL on Friday night. Short observations on that flight? Sucked like a brand-new Dyson 07 with the full pet hair kit. Stupid US Airways. In exchange for my previous silence,…