Wednesday, December 17, 2014

POSTED: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 1:08 PM
Milton Mateo-Garcia

Subhuman filth.

That’s the only way to describe the kind of animal who would allegedly attack and rape a woman not once – but twice.

It doesn’t matter that it happened in Rittenhouse Square – the crown jewel of Philadelphia. The fact that it occurred on prime real estate shouldn’t make it any less of a high profile crime than if it happened, say, in one of Philadelphia’s poorer neighborhoods.

POSTED: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 5:19 PM
Mark Cuban. (File photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

“There is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery. Then [I] look around and see somebody white and feel relieved.”

That’s a painfully honest statement for someone to make in this politically correct day and age – when acknowledging the fear of a young black man is a no-no to the thought police.

That’s the kind of statement that could make an NBA owner the next Donald Sterling.

POSTED: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 6:09 PM
Gov. Tom Corbett delivers his budget proposal for the fiscal year 2013-2014 to a joint session of the Pennsylvania House and Senate on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, in Harrisburg, Pa. Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Rep. Sam Smith, R-Jefferson, is seated left, and is accompanied by Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley (AP)

Tom Corbett just won reelection.

No.  This is not an embargoed, just-in-case story for Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014.

Nor is this a Republican’s wet dream.

POSTED: Monday, May 19, 2014, 9:13 PM
Republican Matthew Wolfe ( MICHAEL S. WIRTZ / Staff Photographer )

 Hypocrisy.

Hypocrisy of the highest order.

That’s exactly what I found with Matt Wolfe – the GOP candidate in tomorrow’s special election for City Council.

POSTED: Monday, May 5, 2014, 5:00 AM
From left, Gov. Tom Corbett, who is seeking reelection; Scott Migli, former executive director of the Pennsylvania GOP; and Bob Guzzardi, who sought to challenge Corbett in GOP primary but was thrown off the ballot.

You may not know who Scott Migli is, but you should.

And you will – very shortly.

Migli is arguably one of the most important voices of reason when it comes to this year’s governor’s race in Pennsylvania.

POSTED: Friday, May 2, 2014, 7:02 PM
Diane Strumolo Burke.

Mainstream media bias is alive and well.

While it’s not surprising that a far left publication like Mother Jones would go there, it didn’t take long for the mainstream media to make front page news revealing that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was a Republican.

The horrors! Those evil, racist Republicans.

POSTED: Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 8:45 AM
A photo from the 2012-13 annual report of the Philadelphia Licenses & Inspections Department.

License and Inspections has turned The City of Brotherly Love into Shakedown Street.

No. I’m not talking about my favorite song from the Grateful Dead, although the lyrics are eerily fitting.

“Maybe you had too much too fast. Or just over played your part,” lyricists Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter tell us.

POSTED: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 3:06 PM
Is expected that Matthew Wolfe, left, the 27th Ward GOP leader since 1979, will be nominated as the party candidate for the City Council seat vacated by new School Reform Commission chairman Bill Green. At right is fellow Republican Joseph McColgan.

An amazing first in Philadelphia politics will be occurring tonight at the United Republican Club in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia.

The Republican City Committee has decided to open up its citywide ward meeting to all Philadelphians, Chairman John Taylor told me via telephone this afternoon. The meeting will primarily address the selection of a candidate for the City Council At-Large seat made available by Democratic Councilman Bill Green's resignation. Green was confirmed last month as Gov. Tom Corbett’s appointee to become the chairman of the School Reform Commission.

While the floor will be open to nominations, it’s widely expected that West Philadelphia ward leader Matthew Wolfe will be nominated as the GOP’s special election candidate.

In a private message sent to me this afternoon that Wolfe gave me permission to publish, Wolfe said, “The Republican City Committee meeting tonight is open to the public, including press. Since John Taylor became the Chairman, he has run a much more open organization, frankly discussing both our strengths and weaknesses. We are looking to engage Republicans in the process and use an energized party to challenge the Democrats who have run this city into poverty for several generations. A strong Republican Party is essential to a strong city.”

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