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Old 07-14-2013, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Anybody see the nonsense(signs) regarding the Zimmerman trial hanging from the Frank Rizzo statue today? What did he have to do with anything?
I asked a well-dressed, 50-something, seemingly intelligent black woman about it and she snarled "He dropped a bomb on a rowhouse ..." I replied "That was Wilson Goode." To which she replied "You're choosing to ignore the truth!" HAHA!

 
Old 07-15-2013, 05:38 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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Welcome to Philadelphia ..
 
Old 07-15-2013, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Philly
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he waa notorious for his treatment of minorities so while i dont agree with the sentiment of the sign it is an appropriate place to hang it. i always found it fitting his statue is in front of msb. (since he killed the city to give it away to city unions) but ironic since most of the workforce is now black. (people he didnt treat with much respect).
 
Old 07-17-2013, 05:17 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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he waa notorious for his treatment of minorities so while i dont agree with the sentiment of the sign it is an appropriate place to hang it. i always found it fitting his statue is in front of msb. (since he killed the city to give it away to city unions) but ironic since most of the workforce is now black. (people he didnt treat with much respect).
I was told Frank Rizzo was very fair, but tough. Especially tough on those who didn't want to behave in a civilized manner.

A cuppa tea?
 
Old 07-17-2013, 05:53 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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I was told Frank Rizzo was very fair, but tough. Especially tough on those who didn't want to behave in a civilized manner.

A cuppa tea?

And there is nothing wrong with that. He kept the city in check, unlike the Mayor of today
 
Old 07-17-2013, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Montco PA
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he waa notorious for his treatment of minorities so while i dont agree with the sentiment of the sign it is an appropriate place to hang it. i always found it fitting his statue is in front of msb. (since he killed the city to give it away to city unions) but ironic since most of the workforce is now black. (people he didnt treat with much respect).
I've always thought the same thing. What better place for a statue of him than in front of a building that to me is symbolic of Philadelphia's bloated, inefficient government.

Of course many Rizzo backers like him simply because he was Italian ("He's one of us"). Yet many of these same people don't realize that he gave everything, including the kitchen sink, to the unions, helping to ruin the city. These same Rizzo-backers bemoan the city and its problems but their hero was instrumental in causing more than a few of them.
 
Old 07-17-2013, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Philly
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I was told Frank Rizzo was very fair, but tough. Especially tough on those who didn't want to behave in a civilized manner.

A cuppa tea?
the same guy who promised both not to raise taxes and huge raises to employee unions if they got out the vote, then passed the largest tax increase in city history, ushering in a period of population decline not seen since? rizzo was fair and tough so long as you weren't black or gay or anything like that.
 
Old 07-17-2013, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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the same guy who promised both not to raise taxes and huge raises to employee unions if they got out the vote, then passed the largest tax increase in city history, ushering in a period of population decline not seen since? rizzo was fair and tough so long as you weren't black or gay or anything like that.
Nobody's perfect ... except, of course, Obama. LOL! Everybody relax.

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Old 07-17-2013, 06:35 PM
 
Location: South Jersey
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the same guy who promised both not to raise taxes and huge raises to employee unions if they got out the vote, then passed the largest tax increase in city history, ushering in a period of population decline not seen since? rizzo was fair and tough so long as you weren't black or gay or anything like that.

Wrong. I lived it.... Did you?? Rizzo was fair to everyone. Just did not cower down to the minorities.. thats all. He did not take crap from any color person.. The blacks just screamed "Racism!" when he did not take their crap..
Do you see any Wilson Goode or John Street statues? Nope.. Whats that tell ya?
 
Old 07-17-2013, 06:42 PM
 
Location: back in Philadelphia!
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Plenty of people who lived it don't feel the same way as you, Frank. But I'm sure you know that.
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