Philly Teacher Ridicules Student Over Romney/Ryan Shirt

Plus: Big Bird and body language, Commissioner Ramsey will fire the lady-punching cop, PA Democrats want to investigate Governor Corbett's investigation, and more of what Philly is buzzing about today.

Big Bird and Body Language Steer Debate Reaction. The soundbite everybody’s talking about from the first presidential debate came when Mitt Romney mentioned his fondness for Big Bird. Mostly, though, GOP pundits are declaring Wednesday’s intellectual bout a Romney victory, thanks in large part to President Obama’s body language. [AP]

The Romney/Ryan T-Shirt Fiasco in Port Richmond. A sophomore at Charles Carroll High School in Port Richmond wore a Romney/Ryan T-shirt to school and was apparently ridiculed by her teacher. The girl says that her teacher appealed to other teachers and students to join in. She supposedly even told the girl that wearing that shirt to a “Democratic school” is parallel to the teacher, who is black, wearing a KKK shirt. [Inquirer]

Philly Post contributor Larry Mendte spoke with the girl’s father on IQ 106.9.

Commissioner Ramsey to Fire Lt. Jonathan Josey. Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey has announced that he intends to fire Lt. Jonathan Josey in wake of the incident at a Puerto Rican pride celebration over the weekend. Josey—a 19-year veteran of the PPD—was caught on camera punching a woman in the face. [Daily News]

Police Search for Missing 10-Year-Old. A 10-year-old girl named Lizbeth Vasquez is reportedly missing after never returning home from her school in Long Branch, New Jersey on Wednesday. [NBC Philadelphia]

PA Dems Want Corbett Investigated. State representatives in Pennsylvania’s House tried to force a vote on a resolution that would call for the investigation of Governor Tom Corbett’s handling of the Jerry Sandusky case, but Republican legislators shut down Wednesday’s session before a vote. The Democrats say they’ll continue to force a vote on the resolution. [CBS 3]

Miguel Cabrera for President? Well, at least for AL MVP. The man finished with a .330 average, 44 homers an 139 RBIs. For those of you keeping score at home, that puts him in first for all three statistical categories and makes him the first Triple Crown winner since Carl Yastrzemski back in 1967. [MLB]

Facebook Reaches the 1,000,000,000 Mark. That’s right, there are officially one billion people using Facebook. Kind of puts your 237 friends in perspective, huh? [Businessweek]

$10 Million Gift for Drexel. A 1983 Drexel alum and her husband have donated $10 million to help the university establish a community center in West Philly. The idea is that the center will do more to engage the community than any other university-related facility in the nation. [Inquirer]