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We, The People Striking Back Again

I love this!!  This guy in Philly who told off John Street deserves a Liberty Medal.

Mayor John F. Street abruptly ended his wait in line for an iPhone Friday after a passer-by asked him about the city’s murder rate.

Street, who showed up outside an AT&T store at 3:30 a.m., left shortly after a 22-year-old sporting a mohawk asked him, “How can you sit here with 200 murders in the city already?” The Philadelphia Inquirer reported on its Web site.

Street told the man: “I’m doing my job,” the newspaper said.

Street had planned to stay in line for most of the day, waiting for Apple Inc.’s iPhone to go on sale at 6 p.m. When he left at 11:30 a.m., Street said he planned to return to his spot.

The mayor said he wants the new device because he loves trying out the latest technology. Apple’s new handheld would allow him to work some of the day outside the office, he said.

“We don’t have to be sitting in City Hall to be conducting city business,” he said.

Philadelphia recently had its 200th slaying of the year. Its murder rate is up from last year, the deadliest in nearly a decade.

We, The People…. hear us roar.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)



  1. Mayor John F. Street is a moron. ’nuff said.

    Comment by LesbianNeoCon — June 29, 2007 @ 4:38 pm - June 29, 2007

  2. and what is your point of difference?

    Comment by ewe — June 29, 2007 @ 4:41 pm - June 29, 2007

  3. Street’s way to look like he’s doing something solve Philadelphia’s violent crime problem is by trying to get the state assembly to make handguns illegal…since Philly doesn’t have enough money to build enough jail cells to actually hold all the gangstas, pimps and dealers.

    When the Feds wiretapped him as a part of investigating rampant corruption in city government, we found out how addicted he is to his Crackberry, even though he himself had enough middlemen and deniability to not get caught.

    Sounds like he wants to get a Jesusphone at city expense before he leaves office…

    “The brothers and sisters are running the city. Oh, yes. The brothers and sisters are running this city. Running it! Don’t let nobody fool you, we are in charge of the City of Brotherly Love.” — John Street, after being elected in 2002

    Comment by MaggieL — June 29, 2007 @ 4:46 pm - June 29, 2007

  4. It’s a sad state of affairs when the mayor of Philadelphia has so little clout any-more that he has to go and stand in line for one. In the old days, someone from AT&T would have delivered one first-thing in the morning, and stayed ’til the honorable gentleman understood all the “little buttons”. When Frank Rizzo was mayor, the AT&T flunkie would have been summarily-bludgeoned for the temerity of not delivering it to Hiz’ Honor the night before….and with one for each member of the family, free with the compliments of AT&T.

    Comment by Ted B. (Charging Rhino) — June 29, 2007 @ 4:56 pm - June 29, 2007

  5. “200 murders in Philadelphia? The SURGE has failed. Time to redeploy!”

    Comment by Tom — June 29, 2007 @ 5:09 pm - June 29, 2007

  6. So right, Tom.

    We need to cut and run from Philadelphia, New Orleans and even here in Charlotte.

    Democracy isn’t working!

    Comment by Bruce (GayPatriot) — June 29, 2007 @ 5:27 pm - June 29, 2007

  7. There is an article in today´s Philadelphia Inquirer in which the chief of police and the district attorney´s office put out a call for people to turn in their “illegal” firearms without a penalty. Of course, as always the gun grabbers never define what is “illegal.” It stated that last year´s buy back brought in 1200 firearms. I wonder how many of those were surrendered by members of the Bloods, the Crips 18th St., and Mara Salvatrucha. Another assault on the Second Amendment. Viva Pink Pistols!

    Comment by Roberto — June 29, 2007 @ 6:37 pm - June 29, 2007

  8. I have no idea whether or not Mayor Street is a nimrod (given big city politics, I can guess). I have to wonder about anyone who’d stand in line for hours to buy a cell phone (I like Apple products as much as anyone but I can certainly wait a couple of weeks).

    But just what does the guy with the mohawk expect hizzoner to do?

    A radical reduction in the murder rate would take measures that would would give your average lefty seizures.

    Comment by Robert — June 29, 2007 @ 6:55 pm - June 29, 2007

  9. I’d rather have a politician standing in line to get a stupid iphone than strapping their family pet to the roof of the car for a 12 hour trip during which the poor animal sh!t itself.

    Comment by Ian S — June 29, 2007 @ 9:06 pm - June 29, 2007

  10. His honor shows up at 3:30 am to buy a cell phone that goes on sale at 6:00 pm? In my day, we use to call that ‘loitering’.

    Doesn’t a grown man (who’s the mayor, no less) have anything better to do with his time?

    Pity the poor taxpayers in the city of brotherly love.

    Waiting 14 ½ hours for a mobile phone?
    Vera’s been married and divorced in less time.

    Comment by Vera Charles — June 29, 2007 @ 10:33 pm - June 29, 2007

  11. Check this out.

    It’s fun but seems to think that the word “gay” is bad.

    (sorry for the OT)

    Comment by Synova — June 29, 2007 @ 11:51 pm - June 29, 2007

  12. I give him credit, though, for standing in line with the common folk instead of sending a flunkie to get it for him.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — June 30, 2007 @ 1:41 am - June 30, 2007

  13. I’d rather have a politician standing in line to get a stupid iphone than strapping their family pet to the roof of the car for a 12 hour trip during which the poor animal sh!t itself.

    Talk about a Johnny One-note.

    Frankly I’m amazed that PETA had the audacity to respond, given their record of killing animals by unlicensed personnell and tossing them into dumpsters.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — June 30, 2007 @ 1:44 am - June 30, 2007

  14. Ian –

    Enough of the dog story. You are becoming as irrelevant as Mitt Romney.

    Comment by Bruce (GayPatriot) — June 30, 2007 @ 7:59 am - June 30, 2007

  15. @Roberto:

    A minor fraction of the guns turned in were turned in *by* the Delaware Valley Pink Pistols…they were unusable junk guns acquired for exactly that purpose.

    We were paid off in credit at a grocery store, we bought food for a cookout barbecue.

    Allow me to note that the “call for a turn in” you referred to was in fact an offer of amnesty if you INVITE THE COPS IN TO SEARCH YOUR HOME FOR GUNS. Of course, all bets are off if a gun turns out to have been used in a crime, or if the cops find your stash during the search.

    A local reporter we know once asked a gangsta leaving a courtroom why there was so much “collateral damage” on the street: uninvolved kids getting shot and hundreds of rounds fired for each round that actually hits its intended target. The answer? “We all high, and none of us can shoot.”

    Comment by Maggie Leber — June 30, 2007 @ 10:42 am - June 30, 2007

  16. Tired of the Mitt Mutt Tail?

    Here’s another dog story, from the Philly suburbs.

    “You killed a cop car with a dog!” “I was out of bullets”

    Comment by Maggie Leber — June 30, 2007 @ 10:47 am - June 30, 2007

  17. Nothing Teflon John Street does surprises me. The man is a jackass, and completely useless.

    Comment by Mike — June 30, 2007 @ 11:18 am - June 30, 2007

  18. So, Ian feigns expresses outrage because Mitt Romney used his car to transport a dog under conditions of temporary discomfort, but thinks Ted Kennedy using his car to kill a human female is no big deal.

    And he wonders why no one takes him seriously.

    Comment by Someone had to say it — June 30, 2007 @ 12:41 pm - June 30, 2007

  19. Philadelphia’s high point was the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

    Downhill ever since

    Comment by ShermanStreet — June 30, 2007 @ 1:14 pm - June 30, 2007

  20. Happy to hear there is an active chapter of Pink Pistols in the DV. Invite the police in for a search? Obviously, the gangs didn´t participate. as I remember, it was never too safe around 5th and Susquehanna.

    Comment by Roberto — June 30, 2007 @ 1:55 pm - June 30, 2007

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  22. #14:

    You are becoming as irrelevant as Mitt Romney.

    Wish I was as rich!

    Well, if you don’t like the dog story, how about Fred Thompson suggesting all Cuban refugees are terrorists? Good grief, your guys seem to want to drive off even the Hispanic vote you already have!!

    Comment by Ian S — July 1, 2007 @ 1:24 pm - July 1, 2007

  23. Wish I was as rich!

    And there it is: the cheap sense of envy that lies at the core of all Left / socialist politics and thinking.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — July 1, 2007 @ 5:13 pm - July 1, 2007

  24. P.S. Ian btw, here is a way you can become as rich or richer than Romney, over time:

    (1) Start fighting for a low-tax, deregulated economy. Which means: A booming and ever-changing economy, where people like Romney have to keep up – or else lose their money, if they are fools. (Americans used to have an expression for the latter: “rags to riches to rags, in 3 generations”)

    (2) Become a creative, dynamic participant in that economy.

    If you can’t accomplish (2), then at least (a) get out of the way of those who can, (b) live within your means, and (c) save and invest from your modest surplus of point (b).

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — July 1, 2007 @ 5:57 pm - July 1, 2007

  25. iPhones retail at $499 and up – the opportunity to heckle Philadelphia’s Mayor on his abysmal job performance – PRICELESS.

    Comment by Skye — July 1, 2007 @ 8:59 pm - July 1, 2007

  26. how about Fred Thompson suggesting all Cuban refugees are terrorists?

    He didn’t, but nevermind the truth. But here’s the best part which is from Hitlery pretending to give a shit about Latinos:

    “Apparently he doesn’t have a lot of experience in Florida or anywhere else, and doesn’t know a lot of Cuban-Americans.”

    Actually, nobody was talking about Cuban-Americans. Further, obviously Fred DOES know that Cuban-Americans oppose illegal immigration, especially Castro’s.

    Your turn, Ian.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — July 2, 2007 @ 1:21 am - July 2, 2007

  27. #24 – Or better yet, ILC, we can all do as (not my) Speaker Pelosi does and do business with the Axis of Evil.

    Most corrupt Congress? What corrupt Congress?

    (Shaking head violently.)

    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — July 2, 2007 @ 12:48 pm - July 2, 2007

  28. Furthermore, doesn’t anyone else find it amusing that leftist Ian is so worried about a dog….when he’s a supporter of partial-birth abortion?

    Call me crazy, but Ian’s worrying about a dog that lives versus a baby that is sliced up into pieces in utero…….makes you wonder what his priorities are.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — July 2, 2007 @ 11:57 pm - July 2, 2007

  29. NDT, great point. Priorities, indeed.

    But hey – Wishing for 5.5 billion people to die, because the planet “should” only have 500 million people if that tree in the Amazon is to live, is the Way of the Leftie. They’re all about priorities. The inverted kind.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — July 3, 2007 @ 2:57 am - July 3, 2007

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