Nutter and Comcast Are Olympic Quitters

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I love Philadelphia, but I guess it’s not a world-class city after all.

The worst part is that it wasn’t a New York Sports fan, a national magazine list, or a hack comedian who made me face that fact, but our own city leaders. That’s what stings the most about the news.

Mayor Michael Nutter, Comcast Executive David L. Cohen, et al, confirmed our standing when they announced that the city was withdrawing from the bidding process to host the 2024 Olympics. So we are not even going to try because we can’t compete with the big boy cities. Sigh.

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Is Pa. Not Ready for a Female Governor? Or Just Not Ready for Allyson Schwartz?

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AP Photo | Matt Slocum

Is Montgomery County Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz bitter after getting trounced in the Democratic gubernatorial primary? NBC Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd thinks so. On his MSNBC show on politics, The Daily Rundown, Todd characterized an email that Schwartz sent to supporters as “bitter.”

He then read and showed this part of the email:

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Game of Thrones SPOILER ALERT!

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***Warning. The following contains predictions for major plot SPOILERS for Game of Thrones season four. Continue only if you want to sound smarter than everyone else. ***

Man, that felt good to write. I have always wanted to write a “Spoiler Alert” after reading so many of them.

Let me explain. You see, I love the TV series Game of Thrones on HBO. With all of the beheadings, boobs, and back stabbings, I feel like I’m back in a television newsroom.

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Mariijuana Will Be Legal in Philadelphia Soon. Why? Money. Lots and Lots of Money.

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Philadelphia has always been backwards in legislating criminal justice. Stealing from the city’s fund with the morally corrupt DROP program is okay, but getting caught with pot on a street corner means a night in jail. That is the warped logic of our City Council that bows to the whims of corrupt city unions, but goes out of its way to screw just about everyone else.

Jim Kenney has been a glowing exception in attempting to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana in a city where a pot bust is too often just an excuse to throw another teenager in jail for the night.

Councilman Kenney told the Daily News, “Philadelphia is in the dark ages when it comes to marijuana laws enforcement.”

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Bob Guzzardi: Tom Corbett is a Democrat

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Corbett photo | Jeff Fusco

Call him Pennsylvania’s Don Quixote. Bob Guzzardi is crisscrossing the state on a seemingly impossible crusade of one: to take on what he calls “a state Republican Party that has abandoned its principles.”

Guzzardi is running against incumbent Governor Tom Corbett in May’s Republican primary. Why? Guzzardi answers that question with a question, “If not me, who?”

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Want to Be Governor of Pennsylvania? Steal This Idea from Alaska.

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AP Photo | Ron Sachs

Hey Allyson Schwartz, if you want to break through and guarantee that you win the Democratic nomination to run for governor, have I got an idea for you. It’s loosely based on the philosophy of Sarah Palin, but don’t let that stop you.

You ready? Here goes. Pennsylvania is sitting on a mother lode of cash, right? The natural gas in the Marcellus Shale reserve is worth at least $2 trillion dollars.

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How to Get out of Having the Birds and the Bees Talk With Your Kid

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World War II fascinates my 10-year-old son Michael, so I rented the movie Pearl Harbor from Verizon. I forgot what a horrible movie it is and how director Michael Bay tried to force a love triangle into the plot. Before the Japanese attack, there were a lot of intense kissing scenes, which bothered my 7-year-old son David.

“Every time they kiss, my penis starts to shake,” he yelled out.

We probably were not supposed to laugh, but my wife and I couldn’t help it. It was a genuinely funny line and it wasn’t his last. Spurred on our laughter, David said, “It’s like I have an alien in my pants. It just keeps getting bigger and bigger.”

(At this point I want to write a message to future David for when he Googles his name years from now and reads this. I am not writing this to embarrass you or the alien. You were just naturally funny and I hope you still are as you read this. If not, I’ll pay for the therapy … or a car … which ever is cheaper.)

I share this story first and foremost because, as I said, it’s funny. But also, because my wife then told me that I soon need to talk with my two boys about sex, especially Michael.

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Dear Chris Christie: It’s Time to Give Up on 2016

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Chris Christie. AP Photo | Julio Cortez

Dear Governor Christie:

It is over. For the good of the Republican Party, the State of New Jersey, you, and your family, it is time to put to rest all speculation that you may run for president in 2016. Have one of your famous news conferences — call us all idiots if you’d like — but officially announce that you’ll not be running for president.

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Vegas: Villanova Tied for 11th Best Odds of Going All the Way

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The Wynn Race and Sports book in Las Vegas has released the betting lines for the first two rounds of the NCAA basketball tournament.

On Thursday, in the second round of the East Regional in New York, Villanova is a 17-point favorite to beat the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. If the Wildcats win, they could play the Hawks of St. Joe’s in a championship version of the Holy War. However, St. Joe’s is a four-point underdog against the University of Connecticut.

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After Ukraine, Good Luck Getting Iran to Give Up Nukes

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Hardliners in Iran are using America’s impotence in dealing with the crisis in the Ukraine as an example of what happens when you give up your nuclear strength.

Twenty years ago, no one would have messed with the Ukraine. Russia certainly would not have dared to move forces to its doorstep.

In 1994 Ukraine was the third largest nuclear power. That same year Ukraine agreed to give up its nuclear arsenal with the promise from the United States and Russia that neither country would use force or threaten action against the newly independent nation.

Ironically, Ukraine gave all of its nuclear warheads — 1,900 long range and 2,500 short range – to Russia.

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