Monday, December 22, 2014

POSTED: Sunday, September 14, 2014, 2:40 PM
Screenshot of the McCoy 20-cent tip receipt being offered on eBay.

Tacky, crummy and low class.

Those are actually the nicest words I could come up with.

The “choice” words I really wanted to use are not suitable for Philly.com readers.

POSTED: Thursday, September 4, 2014, 7:57 PM

Is it fair game to sue the Pennsylvania State Police for treating women like equals?

That’s the question that conservative talk show host Dom Giordano will be asking when he hosts a fitness test tomorrow at Andy’s Diner at 505 Ridge Pike in Conshohocken.

The event, dubbed “Huff, Puff & Cuff,” is based on the PA State Police test, and will feature men and women attempting to run “300 meters in 77 seconds, have a vertical leap of 14 inches, do 13 pushups without any time limit, and run a mile and a half in 17 minutes and 48 seconds,” according to Giordano.

POSTED: Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 5:38 PM
Rep. Chaka Fattah in 2007. (Staff file photo)

“Let me guess, you're calling to ask me about the unemployment,” Rep. Chaka Fattah told a reporter, adding, “You're calling to ask me about Afghanistan.”

Fattah’s thoughts about the investigation into alleged improprieties? “I thought that it was another distraction from the major issues of the day.”

Those were Fattah’s words.

POSTED: Friday, August 29, 2014, 6:37 PM
Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, on (AP)

Could a corruption case surrounding a beleaguered Congressman’s son and former aide/political adviser sink Democratic nominee Tom Wolf’s chances to win the PA governor’s race?

That’s the million-dollar question several political insiders are asking right now.

While appearing to be a far-fetched outcome, the controversy surrounding 2nd Congressional U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah does have potentially serious consequences for others relying upon Fattah’s legendary campaign day street operation for support.

POSTED: Thursday, August 28, 2014, 11:29 AM
President Barack Obama, center, and first lady Michelle Obama, left, walk with their daughter Malia, right, across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, following their arrival on Marine One helicopter. Obama returned to Washington after spending two weeks with his family on the island of Martha's Vineyard. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

I’m no fan of President Obama.

I didn’t vote for him the first time or the last time.

I’ve publicly condemned Obamacare as well as what I believe are Obama’s failed economic and foreign policies.

POSTED: Friday, August 1, 2014, 5:55 PM
Edward Smith, Jr.(left), best known to his clientele as "Junior," shines at Coldwell Banker Preferred in Center City. (Photo used with permission of Jason Wallace)

What makes Philly so special is that we’re part Rocky, part Will Smith, and all heart.

We are the city of underdogs, where everyone rises to a challenge no matter what the circumstances.

And despite some pretty rough news we’ve had to endure during the past week, there is more than a glimmer of hope that Philadelphians get it – both those that are down and out as well as those that want to help them.

POSTED: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 6:09 PM
FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections shows inmate Joseph Rudolph Wood. Wood took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during his execution in Arizona on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Arizona Department of Corrections, File)

Debra Dietz.

Eugene Dietz.

A daughter and her father.

POSTED: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 2:40 PM
(Pa. House of Representatives)

The Philadelphia Republican City Committee (RCC) announced this afternoon that former Pa. State Senator Frank “Hank” Salvatore has passed away. He was 92.

Salvatore represented the 5th District in the Senate from 1985 through 2000. Earlier, he was a state representative in the 170th District from 1973 until 1984.

Frustrated by what he believed was an unfair amount of services and benefits Northeast Philadelphia received in return for taxpayers' dollars, Salvatore was a vocal proponent of the secession of the Northeast from the rest of the city and had unsuccessfully lobbied for it to become "Liberty County."

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