Monthly Archives: September 2010

A new casino in this economy? Are you crazy?

The utilitarian gambling hall erected on North Delaware Avenue at the border of Fishtown and Northern Liberties puts 1,600 slot machines and 40 card tables within easy reach of neighborhoods across the city, many of them low-income. With the illusive … Continue reading

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Fashion-conscious thugs prefer the Bronx Bombers

But you don’t have to be a hood to love corporate logos From the Sept. 15 New York Times: A curious phenomenon has emerged at the intersection of fashion, sports and crime: dozens of men and women who have robbed, … Continue reading

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Sorry, nepotism on the bridge!

One of these years, DRPA will finish bike paths The mission: To get used to commuting by bicycle between Center City Philadelphia and Camden, NJ, using the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. Peddling the mile-long stretch takes about 10 minutes, includes beautiful … Continue reading

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Headless bodies and hapless Democrats

Think GOP’s morons can’t win midterms? Think again Keith Olbermann knows Republican candidates are funny. He airs clips of their boneheaded declarations so that we who lean left can laugh, in an incredulous way, at how grotesque the right wing … Continue reading

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You, sir, are no Lonesome Rhodes

Where are the fire-breathing, chest-beating demagogues of old? I saw clips of Glenn Beck exhorting the crowd to come back to Jesus during his “Restoring Honor” event in D.C. and I wondered, honestly, how this simpering buffoon rose from radio … Continue reading

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