Dave Magrogan Flees Philly Over Regs, Taxes

Dave Magrogan Flees Philly Over Regs, Taxes
Not the best place for business.

Dave Magrogan Flees Philly Over Regs, Taxes — Noted restaurateur Dave Magrogan is saying farewell Philly with the closing of his last restaurant in the city, Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar at 40th and Walnut Streets.

He cites paid sick leave, city wage tax, the soda tax, and other city regulations.

He says he is going to stick to the suburbs.

And Florida, where he open an establishment in Delray Beach around New Year’s.

Only two types let Democrats take control of government — masochists and fools.

OK, three types. There are also soulless liars out to get rich and who know how to take advantage of masochists and fools.

Dave Magrogan Flees Philly Over Regs, Taxes

 

 

Delco Sanctuary City Trump Says

Delco Sanctuary City Trump Says Sorry John McBlain, but it looks like the Center for Immigration Studies is right after all.

President Trump included Delaware County, Pa. on its list of sanctuary cities released yesterday, March 20.

The list comes from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Section II covers jurisdictions with recorded declined detainers between Jan. 28 and Feb. 3. Section III is a table of jurisdictions that have enacted policies that limit cooperation with ICE.

Delco is in Section III as being a jurisdiction that “will not hold individuals solely based on an ICE detainer.” However,”arrangements may be made for ‘in person’ review of the policy”. This has been the policy since August 2014 says ICE.

Chesco, Montco, Bucks and, of course, Philadelphia are also listed

Chesco is in Section III as “will not hold individuals solely based on an ICE detainer” but “will allow ICE agents access to the daily populations reports and other records for investigative purposes”. This has been policy since May 2014.

Bucks is in Section III as “will not hold individuals solely based on an ICE detainer but will notify ICE via email of a pending release from custody.” This has been policy since April 2014.

Montco is in Section III as “will not honor ICE detainer”; “will not accept anyone brought to it solely on an ICE detainer: and “has daily contact with ICE”. This has been policy since April 2014

Philly “will honor ICE detainer where the alien has a prior conviction for a first or second degree felony offense involving violence and the detainer is accompanied by a judicial arrest warrant.” Even more damningly, Philly “prohibits notice to ICE of the pending release of subjects of interest to ICE unless the above criteria is met.”

Section II lists Chester County as declining a detainer on Feb. 3 for an El Salvadorian sought for a probation violation; and Philadelphia as declining detainers on Feb. 1 for a Jamaican wanted for homicide and on Feb. 3 for a Dominican wanted for selling heroin.

Delco Sanctuary City Trump Says

Delco Sanctuary City Trump Says

 

 

 

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