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Friday, December 11, 2015

Unfinished Friday

Time magazine has chosen German chancellor Angela Merkel as its person of the year.  Merkel's leadership skills is the main reason.  An ISIS leader and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump are on the runners up list.  Sad to say, but ISIS has changed life here in the United States and around the world.  Donald Trump would have been the easy choice, and one I would have made.  He's turned the American political system on its ear.

Still no budget, but the state senate passed a liquor reform bill Wednesday.  It's a long one.  You should read it.  One thing that jumped out at me is casinos getting the OK to sell alcohol 24/7.  Casinos already get major exemptions from anti smoking regulations.  Alcohol sounds like a logical progression.  The bill faces an uncertain future in the house.

Speaking of alcohol, the Philadelphia Inquirer listed the top sellers in Pennsylvania.  I was a bit surprised when I saw Fireball at the top of the list.  I knew it was popular, but the top ranking was a stunner.  Jack Daniels is second.  By the way, Pennsylvanians love all kinds of vodka.

You really have to wonder what's going on here in Pennsylvania.  Every facet of government, from the Supreme Court on down, seems to be an absolute disaster.  We deserve better.

Philadelphia sports fans also deserve better.  The 76'ers have one win.  The Flyers are near the bottom of their division.  The Eagles are uneven, and the Phillies were awful this past season.

Scranton mayor Courtright didn't seem to exhibit a lot of confidence when he told residents that selling the Sewer Authority was the right thing to do.