No Whammie, No Whammie, STOP, Two Whammies
In addition to having to sit through the Vinnie Fumo Extravaganza yesterday, that came fresh on the heels of an East Falls community meeting on Monday night about a high school for at-risk students (read: those who can't be controlled even at Philly's uncontrollable high schools) about a half-mile from my house. I wrote my full Metro column on it today as well. Here's an excerpt...
Faced with loud opposition, [school pres. David] Shulick slinked off early, two minutes after whining, “This is a sad day for Philadelphia.” I think his sadness stemmed from City Councilman Curtis Jones Jr. withdrawing support and his “supporters’” inability to win anybody over via yelling. ’Twas a shame Shulick missed 200-plus residents turn on developer Mark Sherman as his arrogant enabler, though.
It was a surreal public-relations carnival in which DVHS’ six-minute commercial video focused on typed letters that nobody could read and a PowerPoint presentation that noted gas stations and beauty salons would profit. Seriously.
Sorry for the poor quality; I'm still working out my videography kinks.