Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Move Over Bill Cosby...Here Comes Philadelphia's Mayor Nutter

The fireman here in Philly hate Mayor Nutter for closing some stations (though when I asked if they would give up their free lawyers to keep those stations open there were no takers...hmmmmm....) --and maybe my expectations have been seriously lowered over the past decade, but I like him. As much as a right wing nut job can like a Democrat, pro-union Mayor anyway. He's always been pretty blunt, but the recent 'flash mob violence' has brought out the Bill Cosby in him...this week going as far as telling these "knuckleheads" (his word) that they're "damaging their own race."

Here are some other recent gems by Mayor Michael Nutter:

  • “Take those God darn hoodies down, especially in the summer. Pull your pants up and buy a belt ’cause no one wants to see your underwear or the crack of your butt. Nobody.”

  • “If you walk into somebody’s office with your hair uncombed and a pick in the back, and your shoes untied, and your pants half down, tattoos up and down your arms and on your neck, and you wonder why somebody won’t hire you? They don’t hire you ’cause you look like you’re crazy!”

  • “The Immaculate Conception of our Lord Jesus Christ took place a long time ago, and it didn’t happen here in Philadelphia. So every one of these kids has two parents who were around and participating at the time. They need to be around now.”

  • "Parents, get your act together. You need to get hold of your kids before we have to."

  • “Parents who neglect their children, who don’t know where they are, who don‘t know what they’re doing, who don‘t know who they’re hanging out with, you’re going to find yourself spending some quality time with your kids in jail.”

  • To fathers: “If you’re not providing the guidance,and you’re not sending any money, you’re just a sperm donor.”

  • "A particular problem in the black community is we have too many men making too many babies that they don't want to take care of," he preached to applause. "We end up dealing with your children."

  • "If you want to act like an idiot --move! Move out of this city. We don't want you here anymore."

  • Maybe he needs to hop a flight to London and have a few words there too...

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