Seth Williams Third Term Dream Ends

Seth Williams Third Term Dream Ends — Philly D.A. Seth Williams announced this morning (Feb. 10)  that he won’t seek a third term.

Seth Williams Third Term Dream Ends
Seth Williams

The Philadelphia Board of Ethics, last month, fined him $62,000 — its largest fine ever — for violations, including failing to disclose gifts and income, and accepting gifts from prohibited sources.

Williams cited the action as the reason for making this his last term.

“I have made regrettable mistakes in my personal life and personal financial life that cast an unnecessary shadow,” he said.

Williams, who is the city’s first black District Attorney, was known for his willingness to ignore Democrat taboos. He brought down long-protected serial killer abortionist Kermit Gosnell and he refused to let Pennsylvania’s dirty Attorney General Kathleen Kane cry racism to escape her wrongdoing.

We suspect that if Williams played ball with Democrat limousine liberals he’d still have his career. Ed Rendell was never stopped, after all.

You might think the Republicans would snag Williams off the waiver wire and give him a shot at a comeback but don’t expect that. The Republican leadership shares the same clubhouse with the Democrat limo libs.

 

Seth Williams Third Term Dream Ends

Chaka Fattah Gets 10 Year Sentence

Chaka Fattah Gets 10 Year Sentence — Former Congressman Chaka Fattah was bestowed with a 10-year sentence for corrupt hackdom a.k.a traditional Pennsylvania politics.

Fattah, a Democrat, represented from 1995 until June 23 Pennsylvania’s 2nd District. This consists of large swaths of Philly along with Lower Merion in Montco.

U.S. District Judge Harvey Bartle III called Fattah actions “astonishing” which frankly deserves an LOL. Still, the sentence he passed  might be the longest ever imposed on a member of Congress for federal corruption crimes so kudos for being astonished.

Fattah got a $174,000 congressional salary and associated perks, along with his bribes.

Sentenced with Fattah was Herbert Vederman, who got two-years for offering bribes. Vederman  was a senior consultant at Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, a Philadelphia law firm.

Josh Shapiro (Democrat), the political boss of Montgomery County and Pennsylvania’s next attorney general, is counsel at Stradley Ronon. Chaka Fattah Gets 10 Year Sentence -- Former Congressman Chaka Fattah was bestowed with a 10-year sentence bestowed up for various bits

Val DiGiorgio (Republican), the political boss of Chester County and among the leading candidates for chairman of the state Republican Party, runs Stradley Ronon’s banking and public finance sections. He includes Government and Public Affairs as part of his “focus”.

No matter how many 10-year sentences our hacks get, Pennsylvania will never be clean until places like Stradley Ronon are sent to the dustbin.

Chaka Fattah Gets 10 Year Sentence

 

 

Uber Banned Again Now That Dems Are Gone

Uber Banned Again Now That Dems Are Gone — An agreement reached, July 7, between the Philadelphia Parking Authority, which oversees limos and taxis in the city, and transportation network companies such as Uber and Lyft, ends tomorrow, Sept. 30, once again making the popular services illegal in the city.

Note that they will only be illegal in Philly. Everywhere else in the state they are fine.

The agreement was made to facilitate transportation matters during the Democratic National Convention, July 25-28.

And this leads one to the obvious question: If it made things better then why won’t it make things better after tomorrow?

Uber Banned Again Now That Dems Are GoneThe answer one fears is that it doesn’t make things better for the small-time cronies who rule Philadelphia but these small-time cronies had to defer to the big-time cronies back in July.

The Democratic Party is a criminal organization. The world would be better if it died.

 Uber Banned Again Now That Dems Are Gone

Stradley Ronon Connections

Stradley Ronon Connections — Chaka Fattah has done his part to uphold the sterling reputation of Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation and the state’s 2nd Congressional District is now vacant with his resignation stemming from his convictions of RICO Act violations and other crimes.

Among those found guilty with him was Herbert Vederman, a long-time Democrat man of influence who is still listed at ZoomInfo.com as senior consultant for the Government and Public Affairs Group at Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, a Philadelphia law firm.

Stradley Ronon Connections
Val DiGiorgio

Think he knew Val DiGiorgio? Val is the Chester County Republican Party chairman who chairs Stradley Ronon’s banking and public finance sections and includes Government and Public Affairs as part of his “focus”.

Val is thought to have the inside track to be the next chairman of the state Republican Party.

Stradley Ronon Connections
Josh Shapiro

Wonder if Vederman knew Josh Shapiro. Josh, who chairs the Montgomery County Democrat Party, is counsel at Stradley Ronon. He is this year’s D candidate for state Attorney General.

Josh and Val are friends. Josh got Val’s wife a $105,000 a year job with Montgomery County.

Stradley Ronon sure has a lot of interesting connections.

You really think these people are looking out for you? You really think anybody in the leadership of either party gives a rat’s tail about you?

Stradley Ronon Connections

 

Mayor Kenney Defends Islam After Islamic Attack

Mayor Kenney Defends Islam After Islamic Attack
God bless Jesse Hartnett

Mayor Kenney Defends Islam — Mayor Jim Kenney held a press conference yesterday, Jan. 8, in which he declared in the manner for which progressive-types have become famous that the attempted murder of Philadelphia policeman Jesse Hartnett, the day before had nothing to do with Islam.

“In no way shape or form does anyone in this room believe that Islam or the teaching of Islam has anything to do with what you’ve seen on the screen,” Kenney said.

The assailant, Edward Archer, 30, of Yeadon, disagreed most strenuously.

He told police he did it in “the name of Islam”.

“I follow Allah,” he said. “I pledge my allegiance to the Islamic State, and that’s why I did what I did.”

Gee Mayor, what if Archer had said he did it because he was a Mummer? Would you then take him at his word?

Words mean things. There is a reason why the violence in the world overwhelmingly involves the Islamic faith. By their fruit you shall know them.  The Koran is a document that purports to be from God and gives not just license but command to violence including murder and rape.

Hence we are obliged, at the minimum, to use words to oppose this. Denying the violence inherent in the sect — much less actually making excuses for it as the self-proclaimed progressives are inclined — is absolutely the worst thing to do.

Oh, and for you defenders of gun bans, the gun Archer used was stolen from police as reported by Philly.com

Fortunately, Officer Hartnett exercised good gun control else Archer would never have been brought to justice.

Mayor Kenney Defends Islam

James Bond Actors Include Names You Might Not Consider

James Bond Actors Include Names You Might Not Consider
The real James Bond

James Bond Actors Include Names You Might Not Consider William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 12-29-15

Can you name all the actors who played James Bond in movies? Try. Betcha forget David Niven who had the role in the 1967 version of Casino Royale, which strangely enough, was made as a comedy. It also featured Wo0dy Allen  who played Jimmy Bond. No Jimmy does not count as James.

Actually, a plot point involves Niven naming all the spies James Bond to confuse the enemy so one could argue that those spies played by Terence Cooper, Joanna Pettet, Daliah Lavi, Peter Sellers and Ursula Andress also played James Bond.

The Burt Bachrach song, The Look of Love, comes from the movie. It was a hit and got an Oscar nomination.

If you really want to get technical stuntman Bob Simmons played Bond in the opening credits of the first few movies.

And yes,  Barry Nelson played him in a 1954 television CBS special based on Casino Royale. Peter Lorre played his adversary, Le Chiffre.

Bond, of course is named for famed Philadelphia ornithologist James Bond who must have had a heck of time ordering a pizza after the movies became popular.

For the record, the other actors who have played  Bond in film are Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore,  Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig.

James Bond Actors Include Names You Might Not Consider

 

 

Black Friday Name Origin Joseph P. Barrett

Black Friday Name Origin Joseph P. Barrett
Joseph P. Barrett, the man who gave us “Black Friday”.

Black Friday, in reference to the day after Thanksgiving, was first used in a 1951 article  in the trade publication Factory Management and Maintenance” and concerned the habit of employees calling in sick the day after the holiday to get a four-day weekend.

The article by M. J. Murphy  recommended just making the day a paid holiday.

However, the term’s use as a day of shopping chaos has a Philadelphia root, the popularization of which can be squarely placed on the shoulders of Joseph P. Barrett and Nathan Kleger, who were police reporters with the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin.

Philadelphia traffic squad cops had been using the phrase to describe the massive Center City traffic jams that occurred the day after Thanksgiving. Kleger and Barrett wrote a front-page piece circa 1960 in which they appropriated the phrase. The paper in ensuing years continued with the phrase and local TV soon joined.

And then the nation.

Black Friday Name Origin Joseph P. Barrett

Philly Veterans Day Parade

Philadelphia held its first Veterans Day Parade, yesterday, Nov. 8, and among the participants on the Delaware County Veterans Memorial float were Margaret Lozinak Lawrence and noted actor and director Peter de Feo. Mrs. Lawrence, a Korean War veteran, will be among the recipients of this year's Freedom Medal bestowed by the Memorial and Delaware County Council. Way to go Mom. The float was supplied by Guy Fizzano of Fizzano Brothers and the arrangements were made by Barbara Ann Zippi of Artemis Productions. Philly Veterans Day ParadePhiladelphia held its first Veterans Day Parade, yesterday, Nov. 8, and among those on the Delaware County Veterans Memorial float were Margaret Lozinak Lawrence and noted actor and director Peter de Feo.

Mrs. Lawrence, a Korean War veteran, will be among the recipients of this year’s Freedom Medal bestowed by the Memorial and Delaware County Council.

Way to go Mom.

The float was supplied by Guy Fizzano of Fizzano Brothers and the arrangements were made by Barbara Ann Zippi of Artemis Productions.

The Delaware County Veterans Day Parade is 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11 — the right date for it — on State Street in Media. It starts on Edgmont Street and ends on Veterans Square in front of the Courthouse.

Philly Veterans Day Parade

Pints For North Lights

Stephanie Nolt Photography is co-chairing the 7th Annual Pints for North Light which benefits the North Light Community Center in Manayunk. Pints For North Lights

It runs 7-10 p.m., Nov. 19 at the Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant, 4120 Main St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19127.

The “VIP Brewer” ticket gets you in an hour earlier for special tastings and gifts.

Tickets are $50 and $75 and can be found here.

Use the discount code SNfoto2015 through Saturday to get an extra $5 off.

Pints North Lights

Philly Independents Equal To GOP

Philly Independents Equal To GOPPhiladelphia has three candidates in Tuesday’s (Nov. 3) mayoral race who are mounting the first significant independent campaigns since 1983.

They are Jim Foster, Osborne Hart and Boris Kindij.

Newsworks.org has a interesting story as to what motivates them and it can be found here.

For Kinij, a immigrant from Croatia, it is injustice. For Foster, a Germantown resident, it is corruption. For Hart, a Socialist, it is workers’ safety and the minimum wage.

In fairness, all three have about as much of a shot as winning as the GOP candidate Melissa Murray Bailey. Democrat Jim Kenney is almost certainly going to be the next mayor.

The Newsworks article reveals that there are as many independents registered to vote in Philly — about 100,000 — as Republicans. There are 800,000 registered Democrat voters.

While we do not advise people to register as independents in a close primary state like Pennsylvania, that fact that so many are insisting to do so is a strong argument to end closed primaries.

Hat tip Bob Small.

Philly Independents Equal To GOP