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Category Archive for 'Life in the Big City'

I’m just too angry to write about it. Read Will Bunch. Don’t skip the comments. And once again, let me remind you this is merely a plan to bust the union and bring in newbie teachers who will work cheap. Here in Philly, they even built subsidized housing to underwrite their shitty salaries!

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I see this in my own part of the city. Where are all those people going when they’re making less money than ever? As America has transitioned from a manufacturing economy to a knowledge- and service-based economy, entire neighborhoods and cities have been restructured, according to a recent study by the Martin Prosperity Institute. American […]

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Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy OMG AN ELEVEN-YEAR-OLD IS WALKING AROUND THE PARK BY HIMSELF!!!!! [Via Free-Range Kids.]

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So they’re all over the neighborhood, signing people up for FIOS. One nice young lady banged on my door yesterday and said, “My manager sent me out here yesterday to find out why you don’t want to sign up.” “You want to know? Fine, I’ll tell you,” I said. “Because Verizon handed over everyone’s personal […]

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Heh

Was talking to our own Brendancalling at last night’s 10-year anniversary party for Drinking Liberally. His latest musical project? A band that does all Eagles covers, only in a Philadelphia accent. Yiz can check out any time you like But youse can never leave… I can’t wait.

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*Here’s what the headline refers to. This is Pam Geller’s hate group putting up these disgusting ads. Geller is the wingnut blogger who, through her batshit crazy blog “Atlas Shrugged”, devotes her life (and makes nice bit of cash doing so) attacking the usually-imaginary “Islamic threat.” Everything is a jihad, she attacks at fever pitch, […]

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A fucking coach. Well, that figures: CENTER CITY (WPVI) — The Archdiocese of Philadelphia says it has fired an assistant basketball coach at Archbishop Wood High School in connection with an attack on a gay couple in Center City Philadelphia. The Archdiocese tells Action News the man was terminated Wednesday evening and will not be […]

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And takes much criticism as a result, of course. Pretty shocking story, even to me. I can’t stand Lynne Abraham, she was a stain on the city’s reputation and I’m glad she’s gone: “There’s an enormous inequity in a system that permits a police officer’s testimony to be unassailed and have absolutely no repercussions,” he […]

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It’s about time

Good: Seven Philadelphia parents and the Parents United for Public Education group are suing over the conditions of Philadelphia’s public schools. The petitioners are represented by the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia. In the suit, to be filed against acting Pennsylvania education secretary Carolyn Dumaresq, the parents say the state has failed in its […]

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See, this is why I was okay with JRW beating the Taney Dragons.

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