Friday, August 31, 2012

Two Graphs (*)

(*) Mid-Summer: Aug. 2nd

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Bell Curve

CP's Quality-O-Life-O-Meter

[-1] A new survey by ranks Philadelphia 10th on its list of cities with the most workplace cursing. And they are entitled to their opinion.

[+2] Esquire magazine names Philadelphia “The Late-Night Capital of the United States.” Why, thank you, Esquire magazine, for not being a bunch of judgmental cocks like the cocks at cockbuilder.cock.

[-2] A thief steals a purse from a pew during mass at a church in Upper Darby then uses the victim’s credit card to order $34 worth of food at a McDonald’s drive-through. Witnesses say the suspect — described as wearing stripes, a mask and a broad-brimmed black hat — was overheard muttering, “Robble robble. God forgive me.”

[-3] Police in Doylestown cite two teenagers for drawing a whale and sea turtles in the street with chalk. “Are we what’s wrong with America?” asks teenager number 1. “No, of course not. We’re just drawing turtles and stuff. This will all blow over,” says teenager number 2.

[-2] Police say the charges against the teens could be upgraded to a misdemeanor if they’re linked to other incidents of chalk graffiti in the area. “Are we what’s wrong with America?” asks officer number 1. “No, but history will judge us harshly,” says officer number 2. “For we took a pure, harmless thing and made it ugly.”

[-1] Recently hired Villanova assistant basketball coach Doug Martin resigns after it was revealed that he lied several times on his resume. “I never should’ve said I was in Space Jam,” sighs Martin.

[+3] A federal judge reaffirms his order blocking Mayor Nutter’s ban on feeding homeless people outdoors. “Yep,” says judge, “still a dick move to deny food to the hungry.”

[-1] Chickies and Pete’s, which holds the trademark for the term “crab fries,” settles its latest copyright lawsuit, this time against a North Carolina business called Crabby Fries. “Are we what’s wrong with America?” asks Chickie. “Yes, I believe we are,” says Pete. “I believe we are.”

This week’s total: -5 | Last week’s total: 3

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Photos: Shekinah (In Memoriam)

Bacon Fat & Fried Chicken Grease

Thursday, August 9, 2012

State-Wide Termination Notice

General Assistance & Cash Assistance

Termination Notice - Effective: 7/31/12

Note: Termination Notice Dated 7/9/12

Monthly: $205.

(Bi-Weekly: $102.5)


Related/Update: Philadelphia Weekly - Philly's Homeless Struggle to Get IDs Under the New Voter Law

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

August 2012: Thought For The New Month

"We judge others by their behavior. We judge ourselves by our intentions."

-- Ian Percy

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Voter I.D. Law

Pennsylvania Election Code - Omnibus Amendments

Act of Mar. 14, 2012, P.L. 195, No. 18
Cl. 25
Session of 2012
No. 2012-18
HB 934
An Act

Before HB 934:

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Certificate of Voter Registration

You should keep this card on your person. After December 9, 2003, it is identification of your right to vote at your new election district, division or precinct. Under the law you must present a form of identification to the election officials on Election Day the first time you vote in a new election district, division or precinct. This card is an acceptable form of identification.

After HB 934:

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Certificate of Voter Registration

Pennsylvania law requires that you must present a form of PHOTO identification to the election officials when you appear to vote in person at your election district. For more information on the acceptable form of photo identification and other identification requirements, please visit or call 1-877-VotesPA (1-877-868-3772)


Say What?

“Pro-Second Amendment? The Castle Doctrine, it’s done. First pro-life legislation - abortion facility regulations - in 22 years, done. Voter ID, which is gonna allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania, done.” -- PA House Majority Leader Mike Turzai(R) at a Republican State Committee meeting (June 2012)

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Letters To The Editor

To the Editor:

David Brooks (The Follower Problem) makes a valid point about the public’s deteriorating faith in institutions. But he doesn’t note that one political party feels threatened when an opposing leader turns out to be inspiring.

The Barack Obama of 2008 struck many as a transformative leader. The Republican strategy: deny him any accomplishments, make him come across as another politician, and reinforce the public’s cynicism about government.

Sadly, a smoothly functioning government is viewed as anathema to hard-right politicians: it threatens their belief that government is the problem.

David Coggins
New York


Why So Scared Of The Rich, America?

The convoluted logic of many Americans who are obsessed with the rich is scary. What can the rich do wrong with their money? What? Invest it? Spend it? Burn it? Some of you want the government to hire more people to spend the money of the rich. Yet you are clueless that America is only second to Japan in corporate taxes, which makes smart businessmen want to pay their taxes elsewhere. Obama ignores the fact that raising capital gains reduces overall tax revenues because "it isn't fair!" Our government is a cancer, continuing to grow, its cells interfering with healthy capitalist cells.

Joseph Dupont