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The Regretsy Tom Corbett

Friday, November 7th, 2014

We couldn’t let this, The Week We All Farted On Tom Cobett’s Dreams (and proud we are of all of you!), go by without three little footnotes. Let them serve as reminders, like when you break up with someone and then, instead of the feelings of uncertainty that you might expect, your decision is reinforced […]

The Return Of The Leaf Collection Is An Eerily Appropriate Metaphor For The End Of The Corbett Administration

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Apparently, the Philadelphia Streets Department is starting a leaf collection, which is pretty cool? Like, we think we may have started one of those with our second grade class, when the leaves started changing colors? Yeah, no, we all brought in the most colorful leaf we could find, we pressed them under books and strung […]

This Evening: Viking Funeral For Corbett, Hopefully?

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Tonight @the700philly Philebrity Salon is back! No readers tonight, watching ELECTION RESULTS and DRINKING instead! pic.twitter.com/e82tidKd04 — Philebrity (@philebrity) November 4, 2014 Plenty of places to have a few drinks and watch the results come in tonight: We’re doing our usual first Tuesday thing at the 700 in NoLibs, but also Billy Penn and Committee […]

Nate Silver: Tom Corbett Has A 1% Chance Of Being Re-Elected Tomorrow

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

The FiveThirtyEight numbers cruncher took a look at governor’s races nationwide, and here’s what he found. A recent poll predicts a 51/39 win for Tom Wolf. [h/t ParentsUnited]

Brian Sims Trolls Corbett, Wins Internet

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Post by Brian Sims. When we heard about Governor Corbett‘s photoshop fiasco just a few weeks ago, we were so baffled we had to follow the story all the way to the source. State Rep Brian Sims, however, has done us one better: he followed the story to the source and then rewrote the story […]

Corbett’s Maniacal Bill-Signing Flameout Also Includes Horrendous Gun Bill

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

A bill was approved in Harrisburg on Monday that will allow gun rights organizations to sue Philadelphia and other municipalities for maintaining gun laws more restrictive than state law. Furthermore, if the lawsuit is successful, the municipality is required to reimburse the prosecuting group’s legal fees. This is kind of like the clause in your […]

Governor Corbett Will Sign The Re-Victimization Act If (And Here’s Hoping) It’s The Last Thing He Does

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

CBS reports that Governor Tom Corbett will be in Philadelphia today to sign the bill that will allow victims of crimes to file a complaint against the criminal or criminals responsible in the event that they seek or are offered the opportunity to speak publicly. According to CBS, “Civil rights groups call the measure vague, […]

We’ll Bet You A Dollar That You Didn’t Know That Tom Corbett’s Middle Name Is “Wingett”

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Oh, but it is. And in this same Pittsburgh Post-Gazette piece, we also glimpse the Walter Mitty-esque fantasy life of the embattled candidate: “[It..] gets renewed every day for me, renewed in seeing the people, traveling the state, going into a convenience store or a fast food store, getting coffee here and there, people coming […]

Daily Show Sends Up The Tom Corbett Wedding Dress Ad Because That Is What It Was Made For

Friday, October 10th, 2014

The Daily ShowGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Daily Show on Facebook A few days ago, we posted about these utterly ridiculous “Say Yes To The Dress”-style GOP ad campaigns, of which the one for Tom Corbett was particularly, um, wow. Last night on The Daily Show, Kristen Schaal also noted the ad […]

Dept. Of Telling The Truth In Advance: Protestors To Auction Off Contents Of Tom Corbett’s Office At 4PM

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Reacting to both Governor Tom Corbett’s overall craven hatred of public education as well as the SRC’s killing-off of teacher contracts earlier this week, later this afternoon, The Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign will stage a mock auction that is utterly delicious in its timing. With Corbett still trailing behind Tom Wolf by about […]

Salon Is Kind Enough To Remind Us That Corbett Has Been Against The PFT Since Way Before Axing Their Contract

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Salon ran a very comprehensive and unsparing piece yesterday about Governor Tom Corbett‘s play with the SRC to cancel the PFT contract, and while everyone here at Philebrity and everyone here in Philadelphia is already aware that the move is just the culmination of Corbett’s head-up-his-ass balancing act between his long-dead campaign and his horrendous […]

Say No, Please No, For The Love Of God No, To Corbett’s New “Say Yes To The Candidate” Ad Campaign

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Pennsylvania Governor and gubernatorial candidate for reelection Tom Corbett has already proven that he knows absolutely nothing about women (see his statement on liquor privatization for details), but, like any candidate who really gives a damn, he wants to make sure the ebb and flow of the media cycle won’t stop him from keeping the […]

Here’s That 8AM Corbett/Wolf Debate We Warned You About

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

As promised, gubernatorial incumbent Tom Corbett and democratic challenger Tom Wolf, or as they are affectionately known by no one, “Tom & Tom,” woke up earlier than Corbett’s old bones can usually manage to greet the day, and each other, on CBS. You don’t have to get too far into the debate to get the […]

Sometimes A Cigar Is Just A Porn Video Making The Rounds Of The Corbett Administration

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Finally we get a peephole into the randy, sweaty circle jerk that everyone who was anyone in Harrisburg between 2008 and 2012 (except, supposedly, for Corbett) was allowed in on, and lo and behold, it looks pretty weird. To quote Philly.com at greater length than we prefer: The videos have titles such as “Cigar,” “Chin […]

Cigarette Tax Heading To Corbett’s Desk — If You Don’t Like It, You Can Always Go Back To Pot

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

The $2 per-pack cigarette tax for #PHLed funding has passed the State Senate, and now it’s on it’s way to Corbett’s desk, and Corbett already promised a long time ago that he’d sign it if it ever did, probably not knowing it might come back to bite him in the ass like this. We know, […]

This Just In: Corbett & Wolf Will Debate On Live TV, Er, At 8AM On A Wednesday Morning

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Um, okay: Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Candidates, Republican Governor Tom Corbett and Democratic nominee Tom Wolf, will square off in the only debate between Corbett and Wolf scheduled to originate from Philadelphia, Wednesday, October 1, 8-9 a.m. at the CBS Broadcast Center. KYW Newsradio’s “Breakfast with the Candidates” will be broadcast live on KYW Newsradio 1060 and […]

PSA: Please Tell Tom Corbett To Not Defund Planned Parenthood Simply Because Women Are, Like, Kyptonite To His Brain

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

We’re asking you: Pretty please?

Poll Finds Corbett Is Probably Going To Lose, Earth Is Probably Going To Continue To Orbit Sun

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

A poll conducted by The Daily News and Franklin & Marshall College, to be released today, has found that Democrat Tom Wolf stands far ahead of incumbent Tom Corbett in the race for governor of Pennsylvania. The data suggests that voters are not coming out in support of Corbett because of his efforts in the […]

This Moment In Petitions: Tell Tom Corbett To Stop Being A Cheesy Cheeser Who’s Using Taxpayer Money On His Own (Doomed) Campaign

Monday, August 25th, 2014

In the immortal words of Ed Lover: C’mon, son.

Corbett, Pennsylvania Politicians Want To Whack Amish Mafia

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Governor Corbett and seventeen other state and local Pennsylvania politicians just signed a statement demanding that The Discovery Channel cease production of Amish Mafia, the hit reality show that chronicles the lives of a group of criminals operating in Lancaster County. The statement alleges that the show offers an unrealistic and offensive presentation of the […]