You don’t have to leave Philadelphia to see the real message and spirit behind Thanksgiving. U-Turn reader Jeff Morrison forwarded me a photo he took of a sign he saw today in front of Cibo Restaurant at 1227 Walnut Street in Center City.
The sign read: “Thanksgiving is a day to share with your neighbor. Cibo invites those less fortunate or without family to share in a traditional complimentary Thanksgiving meal. Dinner will be served from 1PM to 5PM. We look forward to seeing you!”
Morrison, who lives in the Loft District of the Callowhill neighborhood, felt inspired to let U-Turn know about Cibo’s generous offer. “Made me feel humbled that the restaurant opened its doors for total strangers to enjoy a holiday dinner regardless of their current situation, whether they don't have family or are struggling right now,” Morrison messaged me.
Much ado has been said about the Working Families Party (WFP) – a party whose political platform is so far to the left that it makes Democrats look like fiscally conservative Republicans.
Don’t believe me?
Among the accomplishments stated on their Website, the WFP gloats that it “raised taxes on the rich.” The party believes “The wealthy few are making money by doing harm to working families.”
I hate unions.
In particular, I hate the teachers’ union – probably more than any other union.
Having just received notice this past Friday from my health-care provider that my coverage is being canceled due to the Affordable Care Act, I have little sympathy for Philly public school teachers – all of whom don’t pay a penny toward their monthly insurance premiums.
I’ve always supported the rights of the LGBT community so it’s disheartening to see members of that same community embrace the type of smear tactics once used against them.
The ugliness emerged after three young adults allegedly attacked a gay couple on Sept. 11 on Chancellor Street near 16th. The full facts of the case aren’t yet known. But that hasn’t stopped a full out assault on social media in an attempt to "slut shame" and try the case online.
Calling them “faggots.”
I support hate-crime legislation.
I support adding the words “sexual orientation” to the Pennsylvania hate-crime statute.
But I also support adding some additional protected categories.
Getting trashed has new meaning if you’re an unpopular politician in Ukraine. Vitaly Zhuravsky, once a powerful member of former President Viktor Yanukovich's “Party of the Regions,” was confronted by an angry mob outside of Ukraine’s parliament, according to the UK’s Daily Mail. Now a member of the Economic Development Party, Zhuravsky has engendered animosity among many citizens by sponsoring legislation to limit anti-government protests and criminalizing libel.
Protesters, screaming profanities, tossed Zhuravsky into a dumpster, threw a tire on him, and doused him with some kind of liquid.
This bizarre video was brought to my attention my local Realtor Fred Glick, who said that it’s a “new way to handle a politician if you don't like them. Screw social media, this is the new wave!”
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.
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.