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  • Mullah Gore and the Benghazi Coverup

    05/07/2014 9:01:02 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 5 replies
    In an April 20 (given the deep connections between the Brotherhood and the Nazi Party, the date may not have been an accident) story in the Jerusalem Post, the question was asked, Will Qatar abandon the Muslim Brotherhood? As they put it, Qatar is the only country who openly supports the Muslim Brotherhood. This followed the pressure exerted on Qatar to do just that from its three Gulf neighbors, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates. Saudi Arabia even threatened a blockade should Qatar not comply. Clearly the Brotherhood, and their revolutionary aims, had been recognized as a threat...
  • Alan Grayson's Wife Accuses Him Of Trying To Kill Her, Admits Long-Term Abuse

    04/08/2014 11:28:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Breitbart's The Conversation ^ | April 7, 2014 | Javier Manjarres
    As most divorce cases usually are, the recently filed, already ugly divorce case between Congressman Alan Grayson and his with Lolita, has taken another turn for worse for the self-proclaimed "Congressman with Guts." During an interview with police over the recent incident at couples home in Orlando, Florida, in which Lolita Grayson accused the congressman of assaulting her, Grayson's soon-to-be ex-wife accused him of long-term spousal abuse. Orlando's WFTV Channel 9 obtained the audio of Lolita Grayson's interview with Police. "I'm done. My husband has always been hitting me for years," she told investigators. "He's been hitting me a lot....
  • City to end some police cooperation with immigration officials

    03/14/2014 3:03:37 PM PDT · by gooblah · 9 replies
    Philly.com ^ | Posted: March 13, 2014 | By Michael Matza, Inquirer Staff Writer
    'The pernicious impact" of federal immigration enforcement "on certain communities in Philadelphia" is pushing the city to curtail police cooperation with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Public Safety Director Michael Resnick said Wednesday. At a City Council hearing packed to the balcony benches with immigrant-rights groups, Resnick said Mayor Nutter would soon sign an executive order barring police and prison officials from honoring immigration detainers except when a suspect in custody was previously convicted of a violent felony and ICE obtained a warrant to support the detainer request.
  • Mayor Nutter screens Oscar Grant movie, warns of epidemic of violence, cites Trayvon Martin case

    07/31/2013 2:00:14 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 27 replies
    philly.com ^ | July 31, 2013 | Steven Rea
    “The violence in this country, especially as it effects African-American men and boys, is not a problem,” Mayor Michael Nutter said last night at a screening of the new film, Fruitvale Station. “It is an epidemic, it is a disease…. We need to do something about it.” Standing before a packed theater of invited guests from Philadelphia youth groups, including the Mayor’s Violence Prevention Workshop, the Youth Violence Reduction Partnership and other city and community initiatives, the Mayor introduced the film – a wrenching dramatizion of the events leading up to the New Year’s Day, 2009, shooting death of Oscar...
  • Occupy Philly joins in nationwide protest as Nutter makes statement on Zimmerman acquittal

    07/14/2013 5:01:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Newsworks ^ | 7/14/13 | Marilyn D’Angelo
    Across the nation, demonstrators are rallying against yesterday's Florida verdict acquitting former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin. Protests, vigils and rallies began in cities across the country just moments after a jury of six women found Zimmerman not guilty. Here in Philadelphia, those moved by the verdict gathered before midnight last night as part of a 17-hour vigil which began around 11:30 p.m. last night at the Municipal Services Building on Thomas Paine Plaza. Today, Sunday, July 14, at 6:00 p.m., supporters of Occupy Philadelphia have called for a rally at 15th and JFK...
  • Philly Mayor Suggests Magazine Article on Race Relations Isn't Protected by the 1st Amendment

    03/19/2013 8:19:45 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 49 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 03/18/2013 | Eugene Volokh
    Philadelphia magazine published an article called Being White in Philly, with the subtitle, “Whites, race, class, and the things that never get said.” Apparently the Mayor of Philadelphia, Michael Nutter, thinks there’s not even a constitutional right to say those things; in a letter to the Philadelphia Human Relations Commission, the mayor argues, While I fully recognize that constitutional protections afforded the press are intended to protect the media from censorship by the government, the First Amendment, like other constitutional rights, is not an unfettered right, and notwithstanding the First Amendment, a publisher has a duty to the public to...
  • Philadelphia Mayor Calls NRA's Armed School Guard Plan a 'Dumb-Ass Idea'

    12/27/2012 7:21:15 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 51 replies
    allmediany.com ^ | December 27, 2012 | Alex Mangini
    Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter became the latest politician to speak out against the National Rifle Association’s proposal to put armed guards in every American school to dissuade incidents such as the horrific shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., joining New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in his Mayors Against Illegal Guns initiative. Nutter, a staunch advocate of gun control, called the idea proposed by NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre a “dumb-ass idea.” Nutter, a Democrat, was speaking about a gunman who shot and killed two firefighters in Webster, N.Y., Monday after they arrived at a house fire....
  • Pelosi 'Swears' Spirit of Susan B. Anthony Spoke to Her in White House

    08/08/2012 8:48:29 PM PDT · by Justaham · 74 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 8/8/12 | Eric Scheiner
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) told a recent gathering of the Women’s Political Committee that the spirits of suffragists Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Alice Paul spoke to her at the White House. Pelosi said she heard them say: “At last we have a seat at the table”. A video recently posted on Youtube shows Pelosi speaking in May describing her first meeting with President Bush in the White House after becoming part of the Democratic House leadership.
  • Philly Mayor: Bad Spinach Gets More National Attention Than Black-on-Black Violence

    04/03/2012 10:23:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/3/12 | Penny Starr
    CNSNews.com) – Black-on-black violence is a “disease” that deserves a “national investigation,” Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter told a Youth Violence Prevention forum in Washington on Monday. “It is a disease,” Nutter said. “It’s a rash, and if there were a rash killing a hundred and some odd young people on a daily basis we’d be doing something about it.” Nutter said tainted food gets more attention than young people killing each other: “If there were five bad bags of spinach on the shelf somewhere, someone would put out a national alert. Every bag would be snatched off the shelves until...
  • Philadelphia Police Unmercifully Persecute Gun Owner For Just Obeying The Law

    02/22/2012 8:19:38 AM PST · by Sasparilla · 36 replies
    Philadelphia anti gun rights Mayor Michael Nutter had better get the city’s checkbook ready as the result of the 18 month persecution of an innocent “Open Carry” gun owner. The ACLU and a local law firm have just filed a lawsuit against the City to protect a gun owner’s rights. The State of Pennsylvania issues concealed carry permits. Since it’s an open carry state, a person openly carrying a handgun in Philadelphia only needs a state issued carry permit. Mark Fiorino was confronted and held by police unlawfully three times over a year and a half period, and was once...
  • Michael Nutter - Mayor of Philadelphia Church Speech Sunday August 7, 2011 [MUST SEE!]

    08/16/2011 9:02:44 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 7, 2011 | Michael Nutter
    I don't know much about this man, or about his politics. But he sure said some important stuff that needed saying here! And he doesn't pull any punches! YouTube
  • Thomas Sowell: Somebody Finally Said It

    08/16/2011 2:45:07 PM PDT · by neverdem · 32 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 16, 2011 | Thomas Sowell
    Someone at long last has had the courage to tell the plain, honest truth about race. After mobs of young blacks rampaged through Philadelphia committing violence -- as similar mobs have rampaged through Chicago, Denver, Milwaukee and other places -- Philadelphia's black mayor, Michael A. Nutter, ordered a police crackdown and lashed out at the whole lifestyle of those who did such things. "Pull up your pants and buy a belt 'cause no one wants to see your underwear or the crack of your butt," he said. "If you walk into somebody's office with your hair uncombed and a pick...
  • Mayor Nutter’s Call: It is a sign of the times that basic decency has grown unusual.

    08/12/2011 6:07:15 PM PDT · by neverdem · 30 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | August 12, 2011 | Rich Lowry
    Mayor Nutter's CallIt is a sign of the times that basic decency has grown unusual. Mayor Michael Nutter of Philadelphia was true to his word when he took to the pulpit at Mount Carmel Baptist Church and prefaced his remarks: “I’m going to say some things this morning that I know from time to time many of you think, but may not say. They will not be PC.” He proceeded to unloose a 25-minute speech that must rank among the most brutally forthright calls for personal responsibility and adult authority that an elected official has ever delivered in these United...
  • Questions Arise Over Whether 'Flash Mob' Attacks in U.S. Cities Motivated by Race

    08/10/2011 3:44:31 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 197 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/10/2011 | fox news
    Police departments in several cities around the country are investigating what appear to be incidents of "flash mob"-generated violence, in which packs of dozens or even hundreds of youths appear seemingly out of nowhere to commit assaults, robberies and other crimes against innocent bystanders. The motive and circumstances surrounding the attacks that have resulted in numerous arrests around the country are being investigated -- and law enforcement officials in at least one city are looking into a possible racial component to the crimes. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, who recently imposed a stricter curfew in response to the city's latest attack,...
  • 'Flash mobs': Mayor Nutter takes pulpit to talk youth mobs

    08/09/2011 7:02:46 PM PDT · by annie laurie · 49 replies
    Metro (Philadelphia) ^ | August 07, 2011 | ALEXANDRA WIGGLESWORTH
    Mayor Michael Nutter took a hard line against youth mob violence yesterday — chastising the black community in particular— from the pulpit of his West Philadelphia church. “This nonsense must stop,” he thundered at Mount Carmel Baptist Church. “If you wanna act like a butthead, your butt’s gonna get locked up. If you wanna act like an idiot, move; we don’t want you here anymore.” Nutter’s remarks were met with riotous applause as he addressed absentee parenting, peer pressure, and a sense of entitlement and disregard for consequences that seems to permeate teens who participate in violent swarms. The remarks...
  • Nutter Puts "Christmas" Back In Village After Controversy [Common Sense Trumps PC]

    12/02/2010 9:06:40 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Philly.com ^ | 12/02/2010 | Catherine Lucey & Chris Brennan
    Breaking News from City Hall: Christmas is back. Mayor Nutter, after sustaining two days of controversy, wants "Christmas" back up on the signs at the entrance to the German Christmas Village at City Hall. Nutter told PhillyClout he spoke with the village organizer and the sign should be back up by tomorrow. Nutter said the decision came after "personal reflection" on the matter. "We are an international, multi-ethnic, multi-faith city," Nutter said. "I took some time to step back from all of this to think about it in a larger context." Nutter, who said he had nothing to do with...
  • RE-ELECT NUTTER? PHILLY GETS WHAT IT DESERVES!

    11/16/2010 8:55:11 AM PST · by grace522 · 10 replies
    Philadelphia Magazine ^ | 16 Nov 10 | Chris Freind
    Stupidity isn’t a crime. But neither is it a particularly endearing trait. Just look at some voter stupidity displayed this past election: • In Nevada, the people returned Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to Washington for six more years. Despite being the second most powerful elected official in the country, with sizable Democratic majorities in his chamber and the House, as well as an ally in the White House, Reid has presided over — and directly contributed to — the worst recession in 80 years. What happens in Nevada stays in Nevada — and given the voters’ choice, they should...
  • Obama's Cloward-Piven Policies Causing Ominous Rumblings in Philly

    08/17/2010 9:43:26 AM PDT · by unspun · 14 replies
    Gulag Bound ^ | August 17, 2010 | Janet Smiles
    Reported in the Examiner, Philadelphia: Firefighter Union to City: Liar, liar, pants on... you get it already.Exactly a week ago, it was written here how a fire in West Philadelphia killed a 12 year old boy. Much blame was put on the fact that Philly's Democrat Mayor Michael Nutter recently made Fire Department cutbacks, or "brownouts" to punish us all for not going along with this stupid soda tax idea. Please bear with me, before I begin this story a little back story is necessary. Apparently Philadelphia is our future and we need to see where the present proposed Marxist...
  • Man will attempt to sail in a giant pumpkin to the Isle of Man

    03/02/2010 10:29:34 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies · 1,259+ views
    metro.co.uk ^ | March 2, 2010
    Giant pumpkins are best associated with Halloween but Medwyn Williams reckons he can set sail in one. The gardening buff is growing a 725kg (1,600lb) gourd to be his craft in a stunt to raise money for the Help for Heroes campaign. The walls of his pumpkin vessel with be 15cm (6in) thick and it will be fitted with a seat and outboard motor. ‘I am totally confident this can be done – we shall call her HMV Cinderella... Her Majesty’s Vegetable,’ said the 67-year-old from Llanfairpwll, Anglesey. ‘I have done tests with smaller pumpkins and they float well. I...
  • DC sniper calls himself 'this innocent black man'

    11/05/2009 9:42:12 AM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies · 1,371+ views
    ap ^ | 11/5/09 | STEVE SZKOTAK
    RICHMOND, Va. — Attorneys for John Allen Muhammad released a May 2008 letter on Wednesday in which the mastermind of the deadly 2002 sniper attacks in the Washington, D.C., area proclaims his innocence. The rambling, handwritten letter was made available because of requests for a statement from Muhammad, his attorneys wrote on the Web page of their law firm. The letter was filed in federal court in connection with Muhammad's unsuccessful attempt to block his execution, the attorneys said.
  • Nutter's Tax Increase Makes Him A Joke [Philly Sinks Even Lower Under Democrat Tyranny]

    08/27/2009 8:54:14 AM PDT · by grace522 · 20 replies · 1,644+ views
    Philadelphia Bulletin | 27 Aug 09 | Chris Freind
    Nutter's Tax Increase Makes Him A Joke BY CHRIS FREIND It was a rainy, warm March back in 1936, and the snow in the hills around Johnstown began to melt. This caused the unfortunate city to be leveled by yet another flood. To help rebuild Johnstown, Pennsylvanians were forced to pay a temporary 10 percent tax on all wine and spirits. The key word being “temporary.” Even though the town was back on its feet in a few years, the tax remains. And it now stands at a whopping 18 percent. About the only joke bigger than a politician telling...
  • Nutter Warns Of 'Virtual Shutdown' Of Courts (Philly Dem Mayor)

    08/20/2009 3:47:51 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 19 replies · 1,297+ views
    AP ^ | 19 Aug 09 | none
    Philadelphia's court system will face a "virtual shutdown" if the cash-strapped city does not get state approval for a sales tax increase and changes to how it makes its pension payments. That's according to Mayor Michael Nutter and court officials at a news conference Wednesday. Philadelphia is facing a $1.4 billion five-year budget deficit. The city has asked the state to approve a temporary sales tax increase in Philadelphia and allow changes to how the city makes its pension payments. Without those changes, Nutter says nearly 1,000 police officers and 200 firefighters would be cut. District Attorney Lynne Abraham says...
  • Day Two ~ "Death to Obama Dude" disappeared?

    08/14/2009 11:49:48 AM PDT · by incredulous joe · 45 replies · 1,161+ views
    August 14, 2009 | Incredulous Joe
    I'm just a plain old law abiding citizen. Since I obey our nation's laws, I was curious if we have yet to hear any information about the nutter holding the "Death to Obama" sign at Senator Ben Cardin's Townhall on Wednesday, August 12th, 2009? Seems to me that we should have a name and a profile for this fellow by now? He should have appeared before a judge and, I would imagine should be held without bail. Dangerous folk like "Joe the Plumber" have all of their personal information released to the public when they so much as suggest a...
  • Nutter backs bid for Danza high school reality show

    08/13/2009 8:25:23 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 8 replies · 321+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 8/13/09 | Kristen A. Graham
    In a letter read to the Philadelphia School Reform Commission this afternoon, Mayor Nutter implored the panel to allow a classroom reality show to film at Northeast High School. The A&E show would bring the actor Tony Danza to Philadelphia as a 10th grade English teacher. "As a product of urban public schools, Mr. Danza is dedicated to enriching the young people who enter his classroom," Nutter wrote in a letter read by his education secretary, Lori Shorr. The show would be called Teach. Danza would co-teach the class with a certified teacher, and would also participate in extracurricular activities...
  • Mayor Nutter Proposes Temporary Sales Tax Hike of 1%

    03/19/2009 3:29:42 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 24 replies · 492+ views
    KYW (CBS News Philly ) ^ | 03/18/2009 | Mike Dunn
    Calling it "a penny with a purpose," mayor Michael Nutter has confirmed that he will propose a one percent sales tax increase when he delivers his new budget to city council on Thursday morning. Nutter made the announcement on Wednesday at the Marian Anderson recreation center in South Philadelphia (above), choosing the location as an example of where the new revenue will be going. Nutter said the sales tax increase will be last three years and will generate $340 million dollars, allowing him to keep many services at current levels
  • Phila. tax hike could cost homeowners hundreds (About that middle class tax cut)

    03/08/2009 3:57:01 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 15 replies · 750+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 03/07/09 | Patrick Kerkstra
    The tax increases and new fees that Mayor Nutter is considering to close a yawning budget deficit could raise as much as $270 million a year for the city, while costing most homeowners hundreds of dollars annually. It is too soon to say precisely how heavy the new tax and fee burden will be, since the administration has not yet settled on its proposals and City Council has yet to weigh in. But it is clear that if the city raises the property and sales taxes and simultaneously creates a trash fee, the new costs for Philadelphia residents would be...
  • City Axes Jobs, Programs, Fire Trucks to Balance Budget (Philadelphia)

    11/06/2008 12:17:22 PM PST · by philsfan24 · 11 replies · 699+ views
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | 11/6/2008 | Dan Stamm
    Philadelphia residents and workers are going find fewer programs, fire engines, libraries, pools and less snow removal in the coming year as all city departments are taking a budget cut hit. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter announced some tough budget decisions. Mayor Nutter Addresses the City's Budget Crisis close Mayor Michael Nutter is expected to announce the city's plans for making up a $1 billion shortfall in the budget. 220 city workers will be fired and 600 currently open jobs will remain unfilled to save money. Mayor Nutter announced that the city has to cut $100 million from the current city...
  • The Parallel - Infanticide and Abortion

    10/31/2008 8:29:33 AM PDT · by Candybar · 1 replies · 268+ views
    The Jews were God's chosen people. God loved them unconditionally. But that didn't prevent God from disciplining them. At one point in time, certain Jews WORSHIPPED IDOLS. Not only did they worship idols but they also offered up their babies in sacrifice to idols. In today's language, in our country, people kill babies without any sacrifice. If there were sacrifice, some people would use that as a reason for killing their babies. But, no, they flat out kill their babies in what is now called abortion. The Parallel: Biblical Infanticide - The Wrath of God Abortion - ? ? ?...
  • Philly Mayor Gets Irate Over Palin, McCain Speeches

    09/05/2008 12:50:07 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 121 replies · 573+ views
    CBS News ^ | 09/05/08 | Ryan Corsaro
    (PHILADELPHIA) Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter boiled over with contempt, directed at Republicans, as he introduced Sen. Joe Biden in at the Ironworkers Union Local 401 Hall today in Pennsylvania. "I was astounded, astounded at what I saw at the Repulsive National Convention on Wednesday night, at the RNC between Giuliani and Governor Palin,” said the mayor. “Insults have now replaced ideas. Invective has now replaced innovation. Personal attacks have now replaced policy addresses. I have never seen such a negative climate in this country as we saw Wednesday night. And then the other guy had the audacity last night to...
  • Philadelphia mayor Nutter defends using tax $$ to pay for aides' Denver ("political") trip

    08/21/2008 4:41:57 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies · 319+ views
    Philly.com ^ | 8/21/08 | CATHERINE LUCEY
    Nutter defends using tax $$ to pay for aides' Denver tripBy CATHERINE LUCEY Philadelphia Daily News Posted on Thu, Aug. 21, 2008 Mayor Nutter says that it's OK to use city tax dollars to pay for his staff to attend the Democratic National Convention next week. Other mayors have made the opposite call. The mayors of Baltimore, Boston and Chicago are using their campaign committees to pay for their entourages to travel to Denver for the convention. "It's a political trip, it's not like a mayor's conference, it's a party conference," said Sterling Clifford, spokesman for Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon....
  • Judge strikes down some Philadelphia gun laws

    06/04/2008 9:21:26 AM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies · 138+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Jun. 3, 2008 | Andrew Maykuth
    A Philadelphia judge today sided with the National Rifle Association and struck down city ordinances banning assault weapons and limiting handgun purchases to one a month. In a blow to the city's attempt to write its own gun laws, Common Pleas Court Judge Jane Cutler-Greenspan ruled that Philadelphia should be permanently prevented from enforcing the laws that the City Council passed unanimously in April. But Greenspan gave city officials a consolation prize by declining to strike down three other laws on procedural grounds, indicating that the NRA and other plaintiffs did not have legal standing to challenge those laws. Lawyers...
  • Nutter takes his gun-control campaign to Harrisburg (Wants to renew the federal assault weapon ban)

    05/28/2008 7:09:47 PM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies · 79+ views
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | May. 28, 2008 | NA
    Associated Press HARRISBURG - Mayor Nutter said yesterday he will work with anyone willing to help him address the gun violence that plagues Philadelphia and other parts of the state. Nutter, who took office in January, told a Pennsylvania Press Club lunch he was interested in "a different kind of dialogue," and that both sides have to be more realistic. "I'm committed to working with anyone who is serious about this issue," he said. "And if we could, on both sides I guess, tone down some of the rhetoric, and be that much more direct and serious about how we...
  • Letters: Why protests over beating, but not shooting? Gun laws won't help.

    05/28/2008 7:00:57 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies · 126+ views
    Philly.com ^ | 28 May, 2008 | Richard A. Compton
    Letters: Why protests over beating, but not shooting? Four police officers are out of their jobs - and rightly so ("Four Officers Fired In Police Beating," May 20). I wonder, though, if the three accused shooting suspects will ever face any penalty for their actions. Lots of people turned out to protest the beating of these three "gentlemen," but somehow the shooting that prompted the whole thing didn't merit even the attendance in court of the witnesses to the shooting of the suspects' three alleged victims. Perhaps the police should be kept out of some of these neighborhoods, so that...
  • Nutter: NRA should apologize to slain cop's family

    05/28/2008 5:40:41 PM PDT · by neverdem · 53 replies · 140+ views
    philly.com ^ | May 5, 2008 | Catherine Lucey and Chris Brennan
    Inquirer Photo Mayor Nutter this morning said the National Rifle Association owed an apology to the family of slain police officer Sgt. Stephen Liczbinski. Nutter recently signed five local gun bills into law, including one that would outlaw the possession and sale of certain assault weapons. The NRA immediately sued the city on the grounds that the city does not have the authority to enact local gun control. They obtained a temporary restraining order to keep the city from enforcing the new laws. Liczbinski was killed with a Chinese-made assault weapon. "I think it's insane," Nutter said. "The fact that...
  • Boy Scouts File Federal Lawsuit Over Dispute with City of Philadelphia

    05/27/2008 8:22:55 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies · 172+ views
    Boy Scouts File Federal Lawsuit Over Dispute with City of Philadelphia by KYW's Mike Dunn The local Boy Scouts organization has filed a federal lawsuit against the Nutter administration over the mayor's ultimatum that the scouts renounce the group's national policy on gays or leave their city-owned headquarters. Mayor Nutter has told the "Cradle of Liberty" Boy Scout council to renounce the Scouts' national policy on gays, start paying fair-market-value rent, or vacate its city-owned headquarters -- on Winter Street near 22nd, just off the Benjamin Franklin Parkway -- by June 1st. Currently, the scouting group gets the office space...
  • There's no evidence that banning guns cuts crime

    05/26/2008 9:28:39 AM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies · 59+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | May. 25, 2008 | John R. Lott Jr.
    John R. Lott Jr. is a senior research scientist at the University of Maryland Philadelphia had 406 homicides in 2007, and, at 28 per 100,000 people, it also had the highest murder rate of any major city in the United States. No wonder Philadelphians want things done. Recently, the city focused on a new tragedy, the murder of a 12-year police veteran and father of three, Sgt. Stephen Liczbinski, by three bank robbers with long, violent criminal records. To Gov. Rendell, Mayor Nutter, Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, and freshman U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak, the solution is simple: more gun control....
  • PROVOCATIVE THOUGHT EXPERIMENT ON GUNS (What would Rev Wright say?)

    05/06/2008 11:30:16 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 17 replies · 101+ views
    ABOUT 90 percent of the people shot in the city last year were African-American. While figures are unavailable, it is assumed by most that close to 100 percent of the perpetrators of these shootings were African-American. Almost all the firearms used in these shootings were obtained, possessed and carried illegally by those who perpetrated the shootings. If, as is constantly claimed, we MUST DO SOMETHING to stop this violence, then why not ban African-American residents of the city from owning handguns? The answer is that that is patently unfair and discriminatory. To judge an entire group as a problem and...
  • Shameless example of disregarding law

    04/24/2008 8:51:41 AM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies · 110+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Apr. 22, 2008 | Daniel Pehrson
    It's time for Philadelphia leaders to understand that lawlessness by the city government is one of the many factors contributing to the city's culture of crime and violence. The lack of respect city officials have shown for the laws of Pennsylvania by passing illegal gun-control ordinances sets a tone for residents that honoring the rule of law is optional in this city. When the City Council passed and Mayor Nutter signed a package of gun-control bills that limits the ability of law-abiding citizens to purchase and possess firearms, they brazenly declared themselves independent from the laws of the commonwealth. It...
  • Nutter defiantly signs five gun laws (Philadelphia mayor breaks State Law)

    04/11/2008 6:27:14 AM PDT · by 2banana · 51 replies · 592+ views
    The Philadephia Inquirer ^ | 11 APR 2008 | Jeff Shields
    Nutter defiantly signs five gun laws Council's measures appear to fly in the face of state law and legal precedent. The NRA says it will sue. By Jeff Shields Inquirer Staff Writer Mayor Nutter likened himself and City Council members yesterday to the band of rebels who formed this country as he signed five new gun-control laws that defy the state legislature and legal precedent. "Almost 232 years ago, a group of concerned Americans took matters in their own hands and did what they needed to do by declaring that the time had come for a change," Nutter said as...
  • A Philly Tax Cutter

    04/08/2008 7:58:15 PM PDT · by a_chronic_whiner · 3 replies · 69+ views
    City Journal ^ | Winter 2008 | David Whelan
    A Philly Tax Cutter Can Mayor Nutter cure the city’s cancer? With 380 homicides recorded already this year, a spate of recent cop shootings, and one particularly gruesome cop killing that led to a nationwide manhunt, Philadelphia is among America’s most dangerous big cities. The crime issue dominated this year’s mayoral race, which Michael Nutter, a blunt and sometimes histrionic former councilman, eventually won. But while crime gets the most attention, Nutter’s success as mayor will ultimately rest on improving the city’s dysfunctional economy. Notwithstanding the glitzy renaissance taking place in its center, Philadelphia is an economic basket case. The...
  • Philly Mayor Would Quit Obama Church

    03/29/2008 1:56:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies · 855+ views
    ABC News ^ | March 29, 2008 | DAVID MUIR, URSULA FAHY and JOEL SIEGEL
    Mayor Michael Nutter Tells ABC News He Would Have Quit Church if His Pastor Made Such Remarks. Sen. Hillary Clinton's most prominent African-American supporter in Pennsylvania says that had he been a member of Sen. Barack Obama's church, he would have left because of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright's fiery and controversial sermons. "I think there's no room for hate, and I could not sit and tolerate that kind of language, and especially over a very long period of time," said Philadelphia's newly elected mayor... "If I were in my own church and heard my pastor saying some of those kinds...
  • 'Wanted' list brings in 21 of 150 suspects

    02/17/2008 4:44:39 AM PST · by new cruelty · 8 replies · 643+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Sun, Feb. 17, 2008 | Mari A. Schaefer
    It didn't take John Walsh and a national TV show to start finding Philadelphia's Most Wanted. Just a week after Mayor Nutter and Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey released a list of 150 of the city's most violent felons, 21 have been captured. Five were wanted for rape, eight for robbery with a gun, and eight for aggravated assault with a gun. All were found locally. None made it to the ranks of the popular America's Most Wanted. "I'm very much encouraged," Ramsey said last night of the 14 percent dent in the number of suspected felons on the lam...
  • Philly mayor Nutter: Enforce Phila.'s gun laws

    01/26/2008 9:01:15 AM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 26 replies · 389+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 1/25/08 | Jeff Shields
    Mayor Nutter yesterday said he would enforce new city gun-control laws even without state authorization to do so - setting up a possible legal and political showdown between the state and the new mayor. At the first regular meeting of the new City Council yesterday, Council members Darrell L. Clarke and Donna Reed Miller introduced the same package of gun-control measures that languished last year while the state legislature refused to authorize them.
  • Nutter endorses Clinton

    12/12/2007 6:17:22 AM PST · by jdm · 22 replies · 86+ views
    Philly Inquirer ^ | Dec. 12, 2007 | Larry Eichel
    With Bill Clinton at his side, Philadelphia Mayor-elect Michael Nutter last night endorsed the presidential candidacy of the former president's wife, saying that she understood the challenges facing urban America. Nutter's endorsement came during a fund-raiser/rally for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign that attracted about 1,000 people to the Electric Factory. The mayor-elect told the crowd that he had come to his decision after talking several times with the Democratic presidential front-runner and determining that "her priorities are the right priorities for Philadelphia." "It's time for cities and metropolitan areas to take their prominent place in America again," he declared....
  • Algerian minister says 'Jewish lobby' elected Sarkozy

    11/28/2007 9:34:34 PM PST · by camerakid400 · 8 replies · 185+ views
    Earthtimes ^ | Nov 28 2007
    Paris - Less than a week before the visit of French President Nicolas Sarkozy to Algeria, an Algerian minister said that Sarkozy owed his electoral victory to Israel and "the Jewish lobby," the French daily Le Figaro reported Wednesday. The comments by Minister for War Veterans Mohammed Cherif Abbes were made in an interview published earlier this week in the popular Algerian daily El Khabar. "You know the origins of the French president and those who brought him to power," Cherif Abbes said, referring to the fact that Sarkozy's mother is of Greek Sephardic Jewish descent. "Did you know that...
  • Ron Paul uses Guy Fawkes to fire up campaign and raise $4.3m in a day

    11/06/2007 4:44:35 PM PST · by Redcloak · 55 replies · 342+ views
    The Times ^ | November 7, 2007 | Tom Baldwin
    From The Times November 7, 2007 Ron Paul raises $4.3m in a day on the back of notorious terrorist Tom Baldwin in Washington Guy Fawkes, a 17th-century English mercenary and terrorist who tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament, is an unlikely figurehead for a US Republican presidential candidate. But Ron Paul is neither a run-of-the-mill Republican nor a typical presidential aspirant. His supporters announced yesterday that they had smashed Republican fundraising records by hauling in a total of $4.3 million (Ł2 million) for his campaign from more than 37,000 donors over the previous 24 hours. And they...
  • Poll: Nutter in a rout (Philadelphia Mayor's Race)

    10/25/2007 6:51:31 AM PDT · by philsfan24 · 11 replies · 86+ views
    Philadelphia Inqurier ^ | 10/25/07 | DAVE DAVIES
    Nutter leads Republican mayoral hopeful Al Taubenberger 74 percent to 8 percent among registered voters, and 83 percent to 8 percent among likely voters. (For details, visit www.thenextmayor.com) "In all the 15 years I've been polling, I've never seen a major-party candidate in single digits two weeks before an election," said Terry Madonna, director of the Center for Opinion Research at Franklin & Marshall College. The widest margin in a Philadelphia election for an open mayoral seat over the past 56 years came in 1991, when GOP candidate Frank Rizzo died during the campaign. Democrat Ed Rendell beat replacement candidate...
  • Nutter wins in Democratic primary (headline laffs)

    05/16/2007 10:05:05 PM PDT · by jiggyboy · 12 replies · 518+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Wednesday May 16, 2007 | Larry Eichel
    Michael Nutter, a reformist candidate who was given no shot of winning just a month ago, yesterday captured the Democratic mayoral nomination and is all but certain to become the next mayor of Philadelphia.
  • Chaka Fattah (D-PA)

    04/28/2007 5:39:23 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 28 replies · 1,000+ views
    Penn State ^ | Unknown | Rachel Goehring
    Chaka Fattah was born to Russell Davenport and Frances Brown on November 21, 1956, under the name Arthur Davenport. His parents divorced when he was young, and his mother soon remarried to a man she met at a national conference on black power in 1968. Following this conference, his mother decided to change her name to Falaka Fattah, to acknowledge her African ethnicity, and Arthur she renamed Chaka Fattah.
  • Inquirer endorses Nutter (funny headline alert!)

    04/28/2007 3:58:20 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 8 replies · 363+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 04/27/07 | Andrew Maykuth
    In an editorial appearing Sunday, the Philadelphia Inquirer will endorse former City Councilman Michael Nutter for the May 15 Democratic primary election. The newspaper's editorial calls Nutter "the most promising package of achievement, persistence, smarts and vision."