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November 7, 2013
The political tone turned nastier and I didn’t identify with either Republicans or Democrats. The time for a third party that can broker consensus is long overdue. There have been many attempts since the beginning of our country, but the two major parties control the election laws, the ballot and the conversation.
Robert Bucholz, the newly elected Judge of Election for the 5th Division in the 56th Ward of Philadelphia, discussing why he chose to join the Whig party—a party intended as one of compromise and consensus, something that hasn’t been in style since the 1840s. He’s the first Whig elected in Philly in 157 years.
10:13 // 11 months ago
February 5, 2013
michaelhayes:

A rather large steel tank blocking a Philly highway this morning. NBC Philadelphia reports that the object fell off a tanker truck that hit an overpass this morning. They’re still trying to figure out exactly what this thing is.

This is how all Godzilla-style movies start.

michaelhayes:

A rather large steel tank blocking a Philly highway this morning. NBC Philadelphia reports that the object fell off a tanker truck that hit an overpass this morning. They’re still trying to figure out exactly what this thing is.

This is how all Godzilla-style movies start.

9:55 // 1 year ago
January 23, 2011

From activism to murder charges: Kermit Gosnell’s long decline

  • respected Physician Kermit Gosnell, an early abortion practicioner, went to the Mantua neighborhood of Philadelphia in the late ’60s as an activist trying to change the rough-and-tumble neighborhood. He helped open both an abortion clinic and a methadone clinic.
  • reckless Over the years, Gosnell became known for taking risks that most abortion doctors wouldn’t – a trend that led to a declining reputation, and eventually, his recent arrest on really disturbing charges. He didn’t even have a nurse for most of the time he ran the clinic! source

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12:00 // 3 years ago
January 19, 2011

This Philly abortion clinic story makes us freaking sick

  • 45 fetuses were just hanging around the Philadelphia clinic (ugh)
  • nine clinic workers were charged along with Dr. Kermit Gosnell
  • one patient reportedly died in Gosnell’s utterly disgusting care source

» Breaking the rules, and then some: The clinic was performing illegal late-term abortions en masse, some as late as eight months in. He would induce birth and then … ugh, we don’t even want to talk about it. The fetuses were aborted so late in pregnancy that Gosnell, whose clinic was a mess, will be charged with murder for the fetuses along with the mother who died. No matter where you fall on the abortion debate, we can probably all agree that this is not how they should be done – with bent and gruesomely ignored rules all over the place. *shudder*

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20:41 // 3 years ago