Don’t Look A Gift Whore In The Mouth

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In Philadelphia, there are a few axioms visitors need to understand. First, our sports teams suck, which is why most of our fans are drunken piss-flaps. Second, the best cheesesteak in the city can be found at Geno’s. Finally, every politician in the city is not only corrupt, but also terribly bad at being so.

District Attorney Seth Williams will pay $62,000 in penalties after agreeing to a settlement with Philadelphia’s Ethics Board.

The fine is the largest in the 10-year history of Philadelphia’s Ethics Board. Williams admitted his failure to disclose five sources of income and 89 gifts on the City Statements of Financial Interests he filed between 2010 and 2015. An amended statement Williams filed last August did not disclose 10 additional gifts.

The board said Williams received several gifts from people he was able to “affect through official action.” He got $750 in Visa gift cards and $690 in Phillies and 76ers tickets from Scott DiClaudio, a criminal defense attorney. He received $200 each from two subordinates in the district attorney’s office. He received $1,000 in lodging from Richard Hoy, another criminal defense attorney. Both DiClaudio and Hoy were handling cases the D.A.’s office was prosecuting.

Williams is a Democrat – I had to mention that since the article refused to do so – so naturally he refused to resign as district attorney.

The city’s Fraternal Order of Police were so disgusted they spent money on an anti-Seth Williams billboard over Interstate 95…

This is both glorious and high-larious

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Now that, my friends, is what I would call comedy gold!

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7 thoughts on “Don’t Look A Gift Whore In The Mouth

  1. It truly is disturbing that the site of the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall has been overtaken by common criminals. I also find it interesting that in 1970 the city was 65.6% white (including white Hispanics) and 33.6% black while in 2010 those figures were 41.8% white (including white Hispanics) and 43.6 % black. Crime rates have risen as has the black population. Good luck, Wyatt. You’re going to need it with all this corruption and greed going on at city hall.

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  2. Metoo – I am starting to hate it here. I hate the politics, I have the elected officials, I hate the job. I have a True Detective Story for tomorrow that will blow your mind. I really, really want to take up stakes and move to Arizona.

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    1. Wyatt, been to both the Phoenix area and Flagstaff area. If you like that dry ‘heat’ then by all means move to the valley, not much green (except 4 golf courses), get use to tans n browns. Flagstaff is beauthiful. Up in the mountains, close to the Grand Canyon.. lots of small places off the beaten path.
      The only semi-bad point is the moonbats who flock to Sedona.

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  3. Al – We spent a week in Vail in July, and spent a few days in a huge home in Flagstaff. The kids were surprised to see sleds in the garage. Apparently they go sledding on the golf course.

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  4. James – In my experience, the FOP 5 is no different than any other public sector union. They endorse the most liberal candidate running and demand their members vote in lock-step. One rep told me McNesby was dead set on endorsing Hillary, but was hesitant about the member backlash.

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