February 9, 2014
Calling 'cut' on film incentives In commenting recently on a plan for the Boyd Theater, Greater Philadelphia Film Office executive director Sharon Pinkenson was able to exclaim with glee that no public funds would be used. Yet she has no problem with her Film Office feeding at the public trough when it comes to lobbying for increased state subsidies to lure film companies to our area ("Uncap Pa. film tax credit," Feb. 4). While this is done under the guise of bringing jobs, these are not permanent jobs.
February 7, 2014
I ROLLED my eyes when I saw that Ronnie Polaneczky, a "columnist," attended an event that she doesn't understand and of which she admittedly had a negative opinion, and I chuckled at her classically hypocritical response in the Daily News . This is a person who regularly writes about a woman's right to control her own body, but claims that "it wasn't fun seeing female attendees lift their shirts and flash their naked boobs just because a...
February 6, 2014
RE: Jenice Armstrong's "Pursed Lips" column: The ladies who are comfortable in going out alone day or night need to understand and realize it is desperate times. These thugs that dress in the morning to look like men fall short of being a real man. Their prey are defenseless individuals that they know can't defend themselves. It doesn't matter today if it's man, woman, child or one of special needs. They are prey for these animals. They stuff a firearm on themselves and that begins to pump their weak hearts.
February 5, 2014
I HAVE no special love for the Clintons, but Christine Flowers' and others' obsessive sexual curiosity of Republicans for Bill's public exploitation of those who worked for him seems remarkably unself-conscious and unself-aware. You are surely aware, Ms. Flowers, of the many Republican bathroom and bedroom proclivities, some with congressional employees. Recent Republican White House occupants would count themselves lucky, in their advanced age, to be capable of such escapades. One particular occupant might have had trouble due to prior bouts of alcohol and drug use. Hillary Clinton should not be tarred with the moral deficiencies of her husband any more than Geraldine Ferraro's diet should be judged by the contents of her husband's refrigerator.
February 4, 2014 |
WHEN THE House of Representatives passed the Farm Bill last Wednesday, they demonstrated that they are blind to the reality of hunger and poverty in America. They fail to account for the human consequences of the massive $8.6 billion cut to SNAP, also known as food stamps. This cut will impact more than 850,000 households nationwide. Every day, we see firsthand the impossible trade-offs that parents make to survive. Our research with Philadelphia families, in their homes and in the emergency room at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, shows undeniable evidence that families have to choose between paying their rent and utilities or feeding their families.