. . . if you give a man a fish, he will be fed for a day, but if you teach a man to fish, he will be fed for a lifetime. Well, maybe not: in Pennsylvania, if you want to fish, whether for sport or because you need to feed your family, there are [...]
Rain and snow showers, becoming all rain after 5pm. High near 37. South wind 11 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
We got 4½ inches of snow in beautiful Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, today. Your Editor had thought that he would manage to keep the snowfall to a dusting by having prepared the snow-blower in advance: pumping up the low tires, fueling the machine, and starting it last night, before the snow was supposed to begin. Our [...]
From the City of Brotherly Love: Cops: Woman shoots 17-year-old who broke into house, tried to stab her Sunday, November 25, 2012 A 17-year-old learned the hard way that breaking into houses is a pretty bad idea after police say a woman he attempted to stab during a home-invasion in Northeast Philadelphia shot him early [...]
there it was, on the front page of this morning’s Philadelphia Inquirer: Report: The Fix Is In at Traffic Court Craig R. McCoy and Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writers Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 5:34 AM An investigative report on Philadelphia Traffic Court portrays it as a place where ticket-fixing is rampant, with “two tracks [...]
I noted, last July, the dire fiscal straits in which the northeastern Pennsylvania city of Scranton found itself. Now Wilkes-Barre, a similar city in the region, is finding itself in a similar situation: Leighton: Layoffs may be announced today By Bob Kalinowski (Staff Writer) Published: November 16, 2012 Today could be the day. Wilkes-Barre Mayor [...]
This is the second weekend of Jim Thorpe’s Fall Foliage Festival; the first weekend was kind of grey. Click on any picture to embiggen.
Pew has released its October poll and Obama received terrible news. He lost 12 points to Romney in a single month. Perhaps it’s time for Obama’s corrupt Department of Injustice to sue Pew. The Socialist Wagonwheel was crowing about the September Pew poll despite being shown very clearly that the poll was heavily skewed Democrat, [...]
Five years ago, your Editor wrote an article, on the old site, Why Officer Charles Cassidy is dead. That article noted that the then-alleged, and subsequently convicted, killer of Philadelphia Police Officer Charles Cassidy had already been arrested several times, and was treated leniently: Unfortunately, in the City of Brotherly Love, Mayor John Street’s administration, [...]
Upon the judge’s ruling denying an injunction against Pennsylvania’s new voter security law, a ruling which incensed our friends on the left, your Editor suggested: (T)hat the action that should be taken is to find a way to work with the law: to help those people they believe to be legitimate voters who lack photographic [...]