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ELEPHANT CORNER: Kathleen Kane’s Downward Spiral

ELEPHANT CORNER: Kathleen Kane’s Downward Spiral

KATHLEEN KANE – not ready for prime time. I am going to turn over the quill to a female in the herd for this discussion. When Kathleen Kane ran for Attorney General against Cumberland Co. DISTRICT ATTORNEY DAVID FREED, I did not want her to win – not just because she is a Democrat, but […]

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CITY HALL SAM: Ed Rendell, Hurting The Ones Who Love Him … Again

What does former Pennsylvania GOV. ED RENDELL have up his sleeve? Rendell hosted a fundraiser to benefit the candidacy of KEN TRUJILLO, who is running for mayor of Philadelphia. Trujillo is perceived as a long long shot in the race. But Rendell continues to mystify in that he always chooses to thumb his nose at […]

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ELEPHANT CORNER: Developer Sues Councilman Johnson For Favoring A Business Rival In Pt. Breeze

I now know why Council – at least COUNCILMAN KENYATTA JOHNSON – did not like the idea of selling the Philadelphia Gas Works to UIL Corp.: because it was to be done honestly and transparently. Johnson apparently has steered the sale of city-owned properties to political insiders. In a lawsuit filed by developer MICHAEL POLLACK, […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Butkovitz Out Of The Race; Bon Jovi In On Race Relations

CITY CONTROLLER ALAN BUTKOVITZ surprised everyone by announcing he will not run for Mayor of Philadelphia in the upcoming Democratic primary. Butkovitz for months had been planning such a run. In fact, word on the street was that he would announce this week that he was an official candidate and resign as City Controller. But […]

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THE WAFFLEMAN: A Marvelous ‘Time Machine’ In Philadelphia Parking Lots

Yo! Here we go again as I say, “Eureka!” I have encountered a “time machine” that creates time and therefore money! To appreciate a minute – ask the person that who had to pay for an additional ½-hour fee at a parking lot because they went one minute into the next ½-hour rate. No big […]

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ELEPHANT CORNER: Philly Voters Want Charter Schools – Then Vote For Their Foes

Monday night, STATE REP. and Republican City Committee CHAIRMAN JOHN TAYLOR held an Eagles game-watching fundraiser at Romano’s. The event was very well attended. The Eagles made the event even better by winning. Taylor remains the only Republican elected official from Philadelphia in Harrisburg except for STATE REP. TOM MURT, whose predominantly suburban district has […]

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THE WAFFLEMAN: When You Need A Photo ID … Aside From Voting

BY JOE SBARAGLIA/ Yo! Here we go again with these thoughts on things that require showing a valid ID. They normalize the concept of having and using photo identification in almost every phase of life – do you agree? Having a valid driver’s license while driving a car; boarding an airplane; showing your passport in […]

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OUT & ABOUT: Could Willie Brown Shut Election Down With SEPTA Strike?

For the next few days, those of us who rely on the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, or SEPTA as it’s commonly known, are going to be looking toward Ohio. Not literally. Metaphorically. That’s because the only way to keep Transport Workers Union Local 234 from actually participating in the strike that its members authorized with […]

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ELEPHANT CORNER: Toomey Wows Commonwealth Club; Republicans Party For Dollars

Last week, US SEN. PAT TOOMEY was the keynote speaker at the Commonwealth Club’s luncheon at Morton’s Steakhouse. He spoke mostly of the need to take back the Senate in order to have a functioning Senate again. The current MAJORITY LEADER HARRY REED has used, or should I say abused, (abused is my word, not […]

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CITY HALL SAM: Doc Gives Tom Wolf A Six-Figure Kiss

Many Philly big shots showed up at a JOHN DOUGHERTY fundraising event for TOM WOLF recently. At the event the Local 98 Leader handed the gubernatorial frontrunner a $100,000 check. On stage with Wolf was City Democratic Chairman CONGRESSMAN BOB BRADY. Also attending the fundraiser to support the ticket were COUNCILMEN JIM KENNEY, MARK SQUILLA […]

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