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May 2013

Corbett’s Storm Troopers: Nailing Pennsylvanians Escaping Liquor Tax

 
Corbett’sTroopers: Nailing Pennsylvanians Escaping Liquor Tax
The season has finally arrived!
 
Memorial Day weekend ushered in the unofficial start of summer, when people relax with family and friends, enjoying what little leisure time is left in America.
 
But Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett made it abundantly clear he wasn’t interested in that season.
 
For him, it was all about making it Open Season --- on Pennsylvanians.
 

If Nutter’s Incompetence Were Taxable, Philly Would Be Rich

 
If Nutter’s Incompetence Were Taxable, Philly Would Be Rich
 
I swore I would never waste another minute writing about how pathetic Philadelphia is, and how its complacent residents and businessmen get what they deserve. I pledged to never again comment on Michael Nutter, who is, without a doubt, America’s most obtuse, clueless and excruciatingly boring mayor.
But I failed.

Gaddafi Would Have Prevented Benghazi

Nine months ago most people would have guessed that “Ben Ghazi” was the name of a professional basketball player. Now, of course, we know it as the Libyan city where four Americans, including the Ambassador, lost their lives last year when terrorists stormed the U.S. consulate on September 11. Predictably, both sides have been spinning their version of what “really” happened (while conveniently omitting key facts), what went wrong, and who is to blame. Since our political climate is now ultra-partisan, we will probably never know the real story of Benghazi.

Demonizing Toomey on Guns Is Shooting Blanks

 
Demonizing Toomey on Guns Is Shooting Blanks
 
Well, that didn’t take long. Smart money said it would have taken half of Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey’s term before the Wacky Wing of the Republican Party put him in their crosshairs. Instead, it only took only two years for them to bend him over the (gun) barrel.
 

NFL “Rooney Rule” Is Racist ---And Ineffective

 
NFL “Rooney Rule” Is Racist ---And Ineffective
 
What’s black and white and red all over? A blushing zebra, a newspaper, and interracial couple in a car accident.  All jokes, but the biggest punch-line is no laughing matter: it’s what the NFL should be, but isn’t: red-faced with embarrassment over its racist mandate to interview minority candidates for coaching positions.
 

A Bridge Too Far…From Common Sense

 
Gradyville Road: A Bridge Too Far…From Common Sense
 
One. Fourteen. Two. Zero.
 
In the spirit of Delco Times editor Phil Heron’s “Daily Numbers” blog, let’s look at what those digits represent:
 
One: Pennsylvania’s rank for states with the worst bridges.
 
Fourteen: Length in feet of the Gradyville Road Bridge in Newtown Township, Delaware County, closed a year ago due to its deteriorating condition.
 

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