Another Russian Plot?

A tractor trailer overturned on Interstate 95 near Philadelphia Thursday, spilling the most valuable cargo on the face of the Earth.

An overturned tractor-trailer carrying bottles of vodka caused the closure of a busy ramp on the border of Northeast Philadelphia and Bucks County early Thursday morning.

It happened around 4:45 a.m. on the ramp from Woodhaven Road eastbound to I-95 southbound.

Police say the big rig spilled its load of Tito’s vodka boxes. Some boxes fell out of the truck and onto the roadway.

It annoys me that I only heard about this story today. The accident was maybe two miles from my house, and I could have been out there soaking up the vodka with rags like Max Rockatansky.

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Philly Councilwoman Is Bass Ackwards

Meet Philadelphia City Councilwoman Cindy Bass. Like most politicians in the city, Bass is an unhinged leftist who reveres government over all – even if it’s at the expense of her constituents’ lives.

Philadelphia councilwoman Cindy Bass has introduced a controversial bill that would require business owners to take down any bulletproof glass they have in their businesses, and not allow future installation.

Broad Deli is a local business on the corner of the 2200 block of North Broad. It has a wall of bulletproof glass separating its employees from customers.

“The most important thing is safety and the public’s safety,” Rich Kim, the owner of Broad Deli, told WTXF. His family has run the deli, which sells soda, snacks, meals, and beer by the can, for 20 years. Kim said that he had the bulletproof glass installed after a shooting, and that it saved his mother-in-law from a knife attack.

Bass’ district is just outside my division, and trust, it makes Fallujah look like Disney World. Homicides, shootings, robberies, and assaults are prevalent, and the thugs rules the streets. Not that Cindy cares…

Bass was more concerned about customer’s feelings, and said her constituents shouldn’t have to suffer the indignity of shopping through bulletproof glass.

The majority of these small stores’ customers are the very thugs who are responsible for most of the violent crimes in the area. Removing the bulletproof glass will only add to the city’s already swelled body count.

She said that she is trying to put some type of control on these small stores, which she claimed sell booze, very little food, and caused a lot of trouble in her district.

Wait a minute; the stores are causing a lot of trouble? Lemme ask you a question, Cindy; are the stores robbing the customers? Are the stores shooting passersby? Are the stores murdering the decent young thugs who come in for their malt liquor forties?

The answer to those questions is no, but like a good leftist, I doubt you’ll let facts get in the way of protecting your neighborhood thugs.

It’s A Dark Day In New Jersey

On any given Sunday in the mid-2000’s, you could find me, my friend Bill, and at least one of my sons in Camden, New Jersey. We spent our days at Campbell’s Field, home of the Camden Riversharks, a minor-league baseball team located across the Delaware River.

For a few years, Bill treated us to a Sunday season ticket plan; three tickets – one for me, him, and Kyle or Erik. It was one of the highlights of my life, and the lives of my kids. The Riversharks folded in 2015, and many of us were hoping Camden would find another team to inhabit Campbell’s Field. Sadly, there have been no takers.

Now, a Democrat land developer is planning to raze the stadium; arguably one of the most beautiful facilities in the tri-state area.

It’s the bottom of the ninth for Campbell’s Field. The bases are empty, the home team is behind and, pretty soon, the game may be over.

The 6,700-seat ballpark on the Camden Waterfront, opened in 2001 for a now-defunct minor-league baseball team, will be demolished soon, according to George E. Norcross III, a power hitter in South Jersey business and politics.

“You’re going to see, in the not-too-distant future, that stadium demolished and in its place will be world-class athletic fields for Rutgers University in Camden and the public schools system and the renaissance schools in Camden, so they will have world-class athletic facilities to utilize,” Norcross added.

The rational human in me can (almost) understand wanting to demolish the stadium, but replaced with more athletic fields for a university chock full of them? Lame. The baseball fan in me cannot understand why more cannot be done to save one of the best stadiums I have ever visited. Seriously, click the photos below and tell me that place isn’t gorgeous.

The tiny amount of love I had left for baseball will die when Campbell’s Field is gone. Especially since Kevin and Julia never had the chance to see a game there.

Before you ask, yes, many people watched games from the Ben Franklin Bridge’s walkway.

Thank you, Riversharks for the beautiful memories and the outstanding stadium. As for Mr. Norcross, I sincerely hope he contracts painful ass cancer.

Moaning Lisa Smile

Saturday was the start of my daywork tour, which usually coincides with my lack of patience for stupid people. I am not a morning person, so when I enter the local Wawa – it’s an east coast convenience store chain – at 6am and have to deal with idiots, it angries up the blood.

I walked into the store to get provisions for the workday; specifically, a salad, Diet Mountain Dew, and a few cheese sticks. (I’m trying to be less fat.) While walking to the checkout line, this Jewish woman is berating one of the workers behind the sandwich counter. Now normally, I would ignore such ignorant people, turn on my inner music playlist, and go about my day, but this woman went above and beyond the usual criticisms.

The woman was placing a breakfast order, and was ranting about a specific ingredient, which I did not catch. The conversation went like this…

Woman: “Why are you smiling at me?”
Wawa worker: “Ma’am?”

Woman: “Why are you smiling at me? Do you think my order request is a joke?”
Wawa worker: “Not at all.”

Woman: Yes you do. I told you I am allergic to dairy and you’re smiling at me. I want to speak to a manager!”

A manager approaches the woman.

Manager: “Yes ma’am, how can I help you?
Woman: “I gave this person a specific order and he keeps smiling at me. I DO NOT want him handling my food.”

Manager: “Okay ma’am, I will be happy to make your order.”
Woman: “Why are you smiling at me?!!”

Now, this woman did not seem outwardly deranged, but she certainly had issues. Issues which would have – on most other day – gotten her pistol-whipped. Luckily for her, self-control got the better of me.

I’ve mentioned this before, but my mother was a waitress for years. I know what people in service industries have to endure, so I try to be non-confrontational. If my order is not perfect, I always suck it up. I never raise my voice. I don’t believe in tipping; I believe in over-tipping. Even if the service is absolutely awful, I will still leave something.

When I got to my cashier, I actually apologized for that woman’s misconduct, because I was embarrassed for her. Sadly, the woman will continue living her pathetic, hate-filled life believing others were placed on Earth simply to serve her.

Troll Vandalizes Philly Synagogue

A despicable piece of worm-ridden filth urinated on a Philadelphia synagogue’s steps and flipped off the security camera Sunday morning.

Police are hunting for a man seen urinating on a Philadelphia synagogue and giving the finger to the surveillance camera.

The man was seen in the disturbing footage approaching the front doors of Congregation Beth Solomon on the 100 block of Tomlinson Road, at around 12.30am on Sunday. He spotted the camera, staring straight down the lens, before he flipped the bird.

The suspect then turned around and urinated up the wall at the synagogue’s entrance, and ‘continues to address the camera until finished,’ police said.

I only have one question: what the hell is Paul Ryan doing in Philly?

UPDATE: The anti-semitic POS turned himself in today.

True Defective Stories

Yesterday was very busy at the Earp Ranch. I gave the missus a break and took Kevin and Princess P to FDR Skatepark from 10am-1pm. We got home just in time for me to take the missus to the orthopedic doctor. (She damaged her lateral knee ligament, and they are trying physical therapy first before discussing more serious measures.) After that, I took my walk and she made the kids dinner before taking Kevin to karate. After karate, we went out to a nice restaurant and gorged ourselves on steak, skrimps, and margaritas.

The day’s excitement, however, occurred on the ride home from FDR. We stopped for snacks – it was hot, and the kids were sweating through their clothes. The mini mart is located in the center or town near the river, so the clientele is always “interesting.” Kevin wanted a bottle of Sprite, so I walked him to the cooler. A woman was standing there, door flung open, staring inside, because soda freezer doors are not transparent or anything…

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The Philadelphia Illegals

The head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement has identified the country’s four most infamous sanctuary cities. See if you can guess which political party controls them?

In a broadside on sanctuary cities that harbor criminal illegal immigrants, the acting head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement called them “un-American” and cited the worst: Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, and Philadelphia.

“Sanctuary cities, in my opinion, are un-American,” said Thomas D. Homan in an interview with Secrets. By harboring criminal illegal immigrants, the jurisdictions are boosting crime, he said.

“The street cops that I talk to want to help. It’s the politicians who want to make this a political game. It’s not a political game. This is a matter of public safety and life and death we shouldn’t be playing politics with this,” he said.

Homan’s absolutely correct here. Even my division’s left-leaning officers believe sanctuary cities are ridiculous, and if given the chance, any of us would gladly call ICE to report an illegal who has been arrested. Mayor Jim *hic* Kenney be damned.

Plato’s Republican

You may remember my neighbor Denny from his blog, First In! After taking a very long break, Denny is back in the blogging game with a new site, but the same entertaining opinions.

If you’d like to reconnect – or just annoy him about his profile photo – check out his new site, Plato’s Alibi.

DISCLAIMER: After this post, I fully expect Denny to quit blogging again. 🙂

Oh, I almost forgot, Jim from bRight & Early has also resurrected his blogging acumen, with a new site entitled, Geezer Jim. I’m sure he would like to hear from those of you who have been reading me blogs for a while.

Just Another Day At The Office

Tuesday night was an interesting tour in my division, and the thugs were especially randy.

The man went to Michelle Saint-Aude’s Frankford house around 1:15 p.m. Tuesday and shot her four times following an argument outside the residence. As Saint-Aude lay bleeding on the ground, the man stood over her and fired another shot into her body. She was pronounced dead at Einstein Medical Center at 1:53 p.m.

Following the shooting, the man was reported to be inside a house on the 1300 block of East Haines Street, more than five miles away. A barricade was declared at the house 6:30 p.m. During the standoff, the man fired shots at officers from the roof, from the front of the house, and from the rear. No injuries were reported.

Around 1:30 a.m., police entered the residence and found him dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

This piece of detritus had a long arrest record, and – get this – was just released from prison. He could have saved us time by shooting himself before murdering his ex-girlfriend. May he rot in Hell.

Ringing The Seth Knell

Seth Williams, Philadelphia’s divisive, race-baiting district attorney, entered a guilty plea in his federal corruption trial yesterday. The move confirmed what most Philly law enforcement professionals already knew; the man was irredeemably corrupt.

Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams abruptly resigned his office and agreed to plead guilty in a surprise move that ended a federal bribery trial…

But minutes after accepting Williams’ decision, the judge presiding over the case made a startling announcement of his own — ordering the city’s top prosecutor handcuffed and immediately hauled off to prison.

“I have a guilty plea from the highest law enforcement officer in the city,” U.S. District Judge Paul S. Diamond said. “He betrayed his office and he sold his office. I am appalled by the evidence that I have heard.”

Even as he faced indictment on 29 counts of bribery, fraud, and honest services fraud, Williams had clung to his position and its $176,000 annual salary, vowing he would be vindicated at trial.

Williams, obviously, is a Democrat. I mention this only because his party affiliation is listed nowhere in this article. Sadly, Williams’ plea deal means he will only see – at worst – five years in prison; not nearly enough for this despicable piece of detritus.