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I’m sure he will find enough money in the state budget for corporate tax cuts, so don’t worry:

Gov. Corbett’s new budget proposal would cost the city $42 million in mostly mental health and addiction treatment funding, but city officials say the impact will be worsened by ensuing needs for emergency shelter, child welfare, and other services.

“Our first take is pretty negative,” city Finance Director Rob Dubow told the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority, the city’s financial oversight board, in a 15-minute presentation Tuesday.

Beside the cuts in aid to the city government, the Philadelphia School District faces an additional $21 million reduction in state support, due to the elimination of a “state accountability grant” program.


You can decide not to suck. Via Athenae.

‘I saw a baby die today’

BBC journalist Marie Colvin reports from Homs, Syria shortly before she dies.

A moving tribute from a colleague here.

Coal power

The problem is, people just don’t think about all the NICE things about coal!

Feelin’ good again

Robert Earl Keen Jr.:

Alright guy

Todd Snider:

Who were you thinking of

Texas Tornados:

Another like you

Hayes Carll and Bonnie Whitmore:

Cosby Obama

I thought this Saturday Night Live skit was pretty funny, especially the credits (h/t Liss):


I’m sitting, staring at the glass of uck in front of me. I suppose the best solution is to hold my breath and gulp it quick.

UPDATE: Okay, that wasn’t so awful. It just tastes like baking soda and water.

UPDATE: The active ingredient is what they use in eye drops and in various manufacturing processes. Yay.

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