Friday, August 27, 2010

Philadelphia helps the economy...

...tank further.

I hope that goose was yummy, Mayor Nutter, because you ain't getting any more eggs from it.

16 comments:

Bubblehead Les. said...

First NYC and the Bagels, now Phillie and the Cupcakes? You tell me that MichelleMyBell Obama doesn't have Fat Police running around forcing her Elijah Muhammad/Black Muslim- inspired Dietary Laws down our throats! That'll teach them to eat during the day during RamaLamaDingDon! What are they going after next, Bacon!?

Of course, this is all Bush's Fault.

Tam said...

I'm pretty sure that neither Mr. nor Mrs. Obama have anything to do with the cupcake truck or the bagel tax.

Bubblehead Les. said...

Ha! That's exactly what they WANT you to think! It's all a Conspiracy, I tell you! A Conspiracy!

Or a bunch of Greedy Local Demi-Commies struggling with the fact that the Hog Trough of Money they feed from is getting lower.

But they'll still find a way to blame it on Bush.

montieth said...

I suppose considering this is Philly that she got of light.

They could have fire bombed her van then towed the charred hulk.

Alan J. said...

Hmmm, I wonder if they're going to start busting School Bake Sales, high school football team raffle sales, and Girl Scout cookie sellers next? Just remember Philly, you'll only get my GS Thin Mints when you can pry them from my cold dead hands!

Ferret said...

I have to wonder about the part that said one of them drove off with her truck. I would think that, due to liability concerns, when a government agency impounds someone's vehicle, they have to have it towed to a storage facility - as opposed to just "driving off with it".

Next, we're going to see a follow-up article about a criminal syndicate in Philly who are going around stealing commercial vehicles while posing as L&I agents.

Wyatt Earp said...

Thanks for the link, Tam!

Ferret - L&I drove it to a tow yard, where it was released later. This is typical Philly, however. It has been business-unfriendly for decades - unless you have a very strong union.

And as much as I would like to believe it, this isn't Obama's mess. It's Nutter's. And he wonders why businesses are running screaming for the suburbs. Pretty soon, we'll be Detroit-East.

Anonymous said...

Funny thing is that the former Mayor Street made his money running roach coaches at once apon a time.

Gerry

Bubblehead Les. said...

Oh, Oh, it just hit me: How many cupcakes were in the Van BEFORE they drove it off, and how many were in it AFTER she got it out of impound? Three Guesses and the first Two don't count.

DirtCrashr said...

Phillydelphya = SanFrancisco on the Schuylkill...

Wyatt Earp said...

Les - Oh, there's no doubt L7I "inspected" a few dozen cupcakes. Graft is not just currency anymore.

Wyatt Earp said...

Sorry, that should be L&I

perlhaqr said...

On the "fuck you, businesses" front... http://citypaper.net/articles/2010/08/19/blogging-business-privilege-tax-philadelphia

Brad K. said...

I worked in the area about 1992. In Philly they had a problem with license plate "clipping". The difficulty in getting your vehicle inspected, so you could re-register it, was so pronounced, they had a black market in those that took tin snips to the corner of your license plate with the up-to-date month's registration decal, and snipped off the corner of the plate.

Then that corner was somehow rigged, for the buyers, to "work" on another vehicle.

Owners that had their plates clipped faced numerous difficulties, getting new plates with registrations issued.

@ Bubblehead Les,

In a real sense, who cares how many cupcakes were in the truck later? Her business was fresh cupcakes - and the delay effectively destroyed the actual value of the cupcakes.

I, too, wonder what Michelle Obama's reaction was to stories of someone selling roadside Sugary Snacks. If Monsanto weren't so invested in sugar beets, the EPA might be ankle deep in proposed regulations deeming sugar to be a hazard to the environment. Maybe they could claim that sugar causes methane-producing bacteria to flourish in the lower digestive tract. And voiler! you get the EPA outlawing sugar. That would fit the current administration's practice of dividing and irritation non-Muslims. I mean, they are already working on banning lead in bullets as being toxic to the wildlife environment (dropped rounds or missed shots), what could be simpler than adding sugar to their plans?

Don Meaker said...

The police chief that bombed Philadelphia from the air has moved on to NY and LA...

Lergnom said...

"They could have fire bombed her van then towed the charred hulk."

And charged her for the tow.