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(Philly.com)   A brief summary of Philadelphia's nanny state laws. Since passing them, Philly has become the best, safest and most productive city ever known. Just kidding, absolutely nothing has changed   (willdo.philadelphiaweekly.com) divider line 178
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2007-03-29 11:25:38 AM
More proof that you can't change people's behavior through legislation.
 
2007-03-29 11:30:45 AM
Bill 105.84 - A bill that would require people's behavior to be changable through legislation.
 
2007-03-29 11:32:31 AM
wait... if they're state laws, shouldn't the blame be directed towards Harrisburg?

Don't let me stop your Philly hate, though.
 
2007-03-29 11:33:59 AM
Meet Us at the Stick: wait... if they're state laws, shouldn't the blame be directed towards Harrisburg?

These are city-wide ordinances. None of them are state laws.
 
2007-03-29 11:34:38 AM
Don't let me stop your Philly hate, though.

read the article. they're city council laws.

we don't hate philly--we just are amused by its moranicity.
 
2007-03-29 11:34:51 AM
To get licensed as a tour guide, workers would have to pass an annual history test

Because history changes so much from year to year
 
2007-03-29 11:40:05 AM
If I have to pass a test for a job, it better be paying more than $7.00 an hour.
 
2007-03-29 11:42:39 AM
The history class makes sense. You don't want one of those Segway tour guides to look foolish, would you?

i9.tinypic.com

First time I saw one of these tours crossing the street I laughed so hard I sprained my ankle.
 
2007-03-29 11:46:50 AM
Eh, I like going to bars better now that there is no smoking. I hate that the ones that are allowing smoking wind up closing their windows so that no one can smell it in the street and that makes the bar smell even worse.
 
2007-03-29 11:49:10 AM
Philadelphia is the new Florida, baby.

SockMonkeyHolocaust: Eh, I like going to bars better now that there is no smoking. I hate that the ones that are allowing smoking wind up closing their windows so that no one can smell it in the street and that makes the bar smell even worse.

Same. That's why I don't go to the Cantina.
 
2007-03-29 11:53:09 AM
Stop hatin' on the Cantina tarrant84
 
2007-03-29 12:05:07 PM
Meet Us at the Stick: wait... if they're state laws, shouldn't the blame be directed towards Harrisburg?

Don't let me stop your Philly hate, though.


Don't let your idiocy stop you from RTFAing.
 
2007-03-29 12:24:42 PM
Stuff changed. Too bad if you don't like it.
 
2007-03-29 12:43:31 PM
I don't hate the Cantina, but my friends complain about the smoke when we go there.

"Uhhh... let's go to POPE or the South Philly Tap.. it's too smokey... uhhh..."
 
2007-03-29 12:50:05 PM
maybe you need to hang out with less whiney friends :: snark
 
2007-03-29 12:53:32 PM
Awww crap... completely misread the headline... only saw "state laws"

mea culpa.

As for RTFA.. pffft... who does that?

/back to work
 
2007-03-29 01:09:53 PM
itsdan

You're a funny mother farker
 
2007-03-29 01:15:28 PM
Hey, don't make fun of Philly. They bomb people who don't agree with them.
 
2007-03-29 01:52:51 PM
More proof that you can't change people's behavior through legislation.

Not that the marxists running the city council won't still try.

I hesitate to call them 'democrats'. The idiots infesting the local democrat machine in city politics are NOT anywhere near the democrat mainstream. They're mostly thugs, crooks, aging black power hippies and racists masquerading as democrats.

That said, they're not only corrupt, they're incompetent as well. I just wish they didn't have such an impact on the rest of the state of Pennsylvannia.
 
2007-03-29 02:26:47 PM
Weaver
They're mostly thugs, crooks, aging black power hippies and racists masquerading as democrats.

There are mayoral election posters for Tom Knox popping up that say "Knox for Mayor, Irish Catholic" and "Knox for Mayor, 100% Irish."

Kind of a funny (and offensive) response to the "brothers and sisters are in charge" thing, Iguess.
 
2007-03-29 02:28:00 PM
Weaver95: I hesitate to call them 'democrats'. The idiots infesting the local democrat machine in city politics are NOT anywhere near the democrat mainstream. They're mostly thugs, crooks, aging black power hippies and racists masquerading as democrats.

Is that how it is in all cities? Because you just described the Democrats who run the City-County Council here in Indianapolis.
 
2007-03-29 02:42:47 PM
itsdan wins the thread

Don't ask my why I have the authority to deem who wins. I just do, dammit!
 
2007-03-29 02:47:14 PM
"Is that how it is in all cities? Because you just described the Democrats who run the City-County Council here in Indianapolis."

Well, in most places, the smart and successful people in both parties left the inner cities for the 'burbs years ago. So you get whatever remains running the show in the actual cities.
 
2007-03-29 02:48:23 PM
More proof that you can't change people's behavior through legislation.

Ah, but you can.

// Used to party in Philly
// Now it's DC
 
2007-03-29 02:48:55 PM
Weaver95
I hesitate to call them 'democrats'.

LordPistachio
Is that how it is in all cities? Because you just described the Democrats who run the City-County Council here in Indianapolis.

abclocal.go.com

Romero95
City Level politicians often differ greatly from their national party identification.
 
2007-03-29 02:49:45 PM
Cake Hunter: First time I saw one of these tours crossing the street I laughed so hard I sprained my ankle.

Downtown DC they use bright pink segways and the leader wears a bright pink shirt.

First time I saw them, I dropped my coffee.
 
2007-03-29 02:49:55 PM
I can see why there's a picture of Independence Hall there, but why the hot picture of Jennifer Aniston?
 
2007-03-29 02:50:35 PM
Mommy, can you hold me? I'm scared to leave my room with all this freedom. Please make it go away.
 
2007-03-29 02:50:49 PM
SockMonkeyHolocaust: Eh, I like going to bars better now that there is no smoking. I hate that the ones that are allowing smoking wind up closing their windows so that no one can smell it in the street and that makes the bar smell even worse.

I also like it when there are no jews around when I go to bars. Hoping to get that one through next year.
 
2007-03-29 02:51:01 PM
To my knowledge, Philly hasn't shut down because of Lite-Brite signs, so they aren't the absolute dumbest city government. The huge fence they put around the Liberty Bell wins some kind of irony award.
 
2007-03-29 02:51:52 PM
mreuther: To my knowledge, Philly hasn't shut down because of Lite-Brite signs, so they aren't the absolute dumbest city government.

FTW

/srsly, i laughed
 
2007-03-29 02:52:08 PM
JoeJitsu: I can see why there's a picture of Independence Hall there, but why the hot picture of Jennifer Aniston?

"To get licensed as a tour guide, workers would have to pass an annual history test, but then would be given some sort of button or sticker they'd be forced to wear so visitors would know this person had passed a simple civil service-esque test. Also, if you pass the test a few years in a row, you can wear all your buttons, in addition to buttons you brought from home. There will be a 12-piece minimum of pieces of flair for all tour guides starting next year."

Every seen "Office Space"?
 
2007-03-29 02:52:36 PM
First time I saw one of these tours crossing the street I laughed so hard I sprained my ankle.

I suggest you get a Rascal.
 
2007-03-29 02:52:41 PM
When did "nanny state" become a popular term? Did it just spontaneously generate in the past 6 months?
 
2007-03-29 02:55:49 PM
2007-03-29 02:51:01 PM mreuther
The huge fence they put around the Liberty Bell wins some kind of irony award.

That is so choice! I've GOT to get a pic of that!
 
2007-03-29 02:57:03 PM
And here I thought MA and CA had the top spot... is PA going for the win?

They aren't as goofy on guns are they? Plus you can still buy fireworks right?
 
2007-03-29 02:57:24 PM
That's nice; can we have some pictures of hot nannies please?

/pretty please?
//what?
 
2007-03-29 02:58:41 PM
What is the picture of Jennifer Anniston have to do with the article? Or is it just the writer being irreverent?
 
2007-03-29 02:59:01 PM
hot nannies? are there any?

That cubby chick on TV would be a good ride I guess, but I wouldn't call her hot.
 
2007-03-29 02:59:54 PM
chubby that should be
 
2007-03-29 03:00:37 PM
feepness

Thanks for the clarification. I wasn't paying attention to the article much past the picture. Sorta distracted.
 
2007-03-29 03:01:34 PM
I love the smell of liberalism in the morning. Smells like....

/ my pithometer just ran out of batteries
 
2007-03-29 03:01:57 PM
tarrant84: Same. That's why I don't go to the Cantina.

Word. I used to love that place, but the last time I went there, they told me there was a "10 minute wait" for a table, and I wound up standing at the smoke-filled bar for an hour and a half, with no room to sit that wasn't being choked by smokers, and being told by the hostess every 5 minutes that they'd have a table "any minute now"..... before they went ahead an seated a later-arriving party ahead of us because they knew someone.

That was the last straw.... I told them what I thought of them, and our Marra's pizza was on the table in 10 minutes, and a carafe of house chianti was downed in the meantime.
 
2007-03-29 03:02:40 PM
Hey, anyone who can stretch and twist a story just to support a picture of Jennifer Anniston is okay by me.
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2007-03-29 03:03:17 PM
Perhaps they should move all the kids to their aunte & uncles in Bel Air?
 
2007-03-29 03:04:01 PM
This is the Lawmaker's election-upcoming free publicity grab. They who require media exposure submit bills, call hearings in an effort to create the illusion that they are actually helping the public. A yearly event, usually with a proposal to lower the one thing that holds this city afloat, the dreaded wage tax. Very little gets done, but alot of poliitical photoops.
Why lengthen the walk signal times, just enforce the existing laws about drivers are not permitted to enter the interswection with a ped in the act of or attempting to cross on green.
 
2007-03-29 03:04:09 PM
May be a weird place but Philly has the absolute best food of any city except New Orleans.

Whiz wit', cheese fries and a Cherry Coke.
 
2007-03-29 03:04:13 PM
LordPistachio: Is that how it is in all cities? Because you just described the Democrats who run the City-County Council here in Indianapolis.

His description was spot on with regards to the members of our City-County Council!
 
2007-03-29 03:04:54 PM
feepness: I also like it when there are no jews around when I go to bars.

And here I thought I was the only one! Ha ha, just kidding. I never thought that I was the only one.
 
2007-03-29 03:06:13 PM
all right, that's it xen0blue, there's a minimum of 12 pieces of flair that you're supposed to wear and this is the third time I've caught you with only 11. You're fired!
 
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