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Subject: Why is one State or a very-common wealth so annoyingly different?
I could not agree more!
How is it possible, for a city and a common-wealth to continually manage to come out on the bottom of everything?
Everything philadelphia / pennsylvania does, is notoriously despicable. Have the highest heroin epidemic in the nation, the highest if not second highest accident rate in the nation. The second highest (behind Chicago), homicide rate in the nation….yet the residents of, are oblivious and defensive.
pennsylvania’s legislature is more arcane than philadelphia’s laws or lack of. Its been called the “heel state” everything from Katherine Kline, Kids for Cash, Sandusky & Penn State scandals. These are only the tip of an iceberg.
I regularly comment on new articles on MSNBC10.com and often receive rebuttals, indicative, they don’t get it.
The outstanding component, seemingly little can be done to thwart, is the lawlessness of pa drivers and how it impacts neighboring states.
I live in a rural part of Virginia, regularly witnessing a pa driver exceeding the speed limit, or cruising in the left lane – blind spotting those they pass. WHY DO THEY DO THAT?? When I have to pass another vehicle, I do so prodigiously and do not slow-down in THEIR F_ING BLIND SPOT.
I have found in life, I can better accept flaws, if I understand why they exist. philadelphia and pennsylvania baffle.
It’s good to be able to vent, I welcome your venting too and your feedback!
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Subject: Anonymous reply to Philly sucks
((OPPRESSION / HATERATION CENTRAL))
Not for the sake of BITCHN about our hometown spirit.
But Philadelphia does have a serious negative lining or dark cloud surrounding the entire city. Much like an invisible H bomb cloud. Its not just the crime, the pointless shootings the blank stares or the destructive disgruntled typical angry looks that we see everyday of the common folk of Philly natives. Because anywhere else has their share of crime obviously it is the world that we live in and it’s almost unavoidable. Considering that anywhere in Philadelphia or not just Philadelphia you have to really keep in mind of your surroundings terrorist attack, snipers etc. etc. But the thing that erks me well ,one of the many things that erks me about Philadelphia. Is a person cannot so much as scratch their nose without paranoia of everyone staring at them thinking that someone is going to blow your head off even during the daylight. Can you say ridiculousness? I know I’m not the only one has said this everyone here is so paranoid even during the day you could be just reaching for your cell phone and everyone thinks it’s a gun ((dear God in heaven)) what the hell? There was a time where you didn’t have to worry about making a sudden moves and it still exists today even in places like New York you can move freely without people constantly watching you or any move you make by simply removing something from out of your pocket I feel more at ease there even halfway in Jersey than I do here in Philadelphia. The other thing is of course SEPTA and they’re sinking ship for service the ever-increasing fare hikes why why why and why we are the highest in the nation? It does not make sense at all. All they do is sign temporary contract for a solution why not just bring in the obvious, another Transit company? We all know the answer to that one we’ve all said the same thing… Greed. even with their snarling attitudes when you ask them questions for directions which I’ve had one too many times and had to pretty much tell them about themselves multiple times it makes you wonder why are they even not having a social class for their workers?. Even new company are truly almost Flawless they’re always going to have flaws that’s the way of life but to the point where you have to keep raising- raising and raising more fare hikes for what reason does that accomplish?
Of course another reason is financial stability here. The job situation!! Philadelphia is a Underground very very hardcore technical Workhorse kind of town. And always has been an underground driving like City compared to New York. Nothing wrong with that-nothing wrong with that at all. We have had so much talent come from out of here. However everyone leaves to make it. I have never seen it to fail here ever. for myself its taking me 6 to finally get back on my feet Yes , 6 staggering angerfiying long hard years to finally get back on to my feet. An absolute hard survival obviously this is what the city is built on and evidently the Strong Survive but Jesus Christmas ?! 6 years to finally get employment? An employment that’s not even permanent even though everything is temporary. As a result finally I have my life back where it’s just like, I totally forgot what it’s like to feel in accord. Job losses unbelievable yes everyone is going through losses in their time especially now but enough’s enough. The main thing is when I explain these different things to people here no one seems to believe it’s as if they’re living a giant facade and refused to give up on the Philadelphia spirit. GREAT GOOOD FOR YOU KEEP BELIEVING. I guess I would be the same if I could not see past my job and only my job is just my life in such a cripple one legged Place such as this city. For I myself am beyond frustrated and done with it. I am just tired of wasting skin an aging for empty promise.
Philadelphia functions as an entire whole shiny Pinto with one flat tire and one working headlight. I’m not expecting to find Utopia in another area but at least pretty much close would do me just swell. what I’m saying is I’m looking for a better opportunity because here the whole pool for opportunity truly there is nothing. People travel outside the city to do what they love the most. I do not get is why is it with all these empty factories / lots that are around the Philadelphia area or even the empty spaces why is it they cannot just bring a few companies here to this city.? That would do true justice to some of the problems but then again I guess that would be too typical of an easy answer considering that maybe it would put a lot of the people who do take advantage of the little guy to put them out of whack considering that people need jobs here in this stinking Cesspool of a fucking City. when I tell people about these things from other cities I cringe at the fact that they laugh at me or us as a city. just because I told them the problems that go on here and they are making their ongoing continuing accomplishments. while I myself or we , struggle with the same every year. Problems. As a result I myself will be joining the account of other Philly natives in the decrease population of Philadelphia in some months. To moving from the city. I am very tired and very angry and tired of being angry and tired of going through the same thing year after year, after year to make ends meet.
MY EYES ARE SORE AS MY TEETH BLEED FOR THE HATE OF THIS PLACE JUST TO MAKE BETTER LIFE ACCOMPLISHMENTS THAT ARE WAY OVER DUE.
Three messages in a row. No body, just the message in the subject line.
Subject: Pittsburgh is better!
Subject: I hope the steelers crush the eagles if they make it to the super bowl! Their cheerleaders are so ugly that they scare the pubic hairs off of frankenstein’s great grandmother!
Subject: Filthadelphians stink! Pittsburgers have class! LET’S GO PENS! screw the flyers!
Subject: I hate this fucking city
Let me reiterate…I hate this fucking city! There is not one good thing about it. The mayor and everyone on his staff are complete idiots with nothing more to do other than find ways to fuck the citizens out of their minimum wage paychecks. That’s most likely the reason the city is a complete shithole….no one has money left to spend…they are too busy paying for bullshit parking tickets.
The worst is the fucking Parking Authority, I swear they are a bunch of uneducated, low life, no ambition, illiterate, jerkoff, crackhead losers! I bet everyone of those pathetic losers still live in the basement of their parents roach motel. Have you ever seen one PPA( Phila Phucking Assholes) loser that actually looks like they could run more than a few feet before collapsing from being the disgusting, out of shape, pathetic, fat body losers they are?…probably not. I saw one particular PPA (Phila Phucking Asshole) loser that looked like he just fell out of the corner bar. This fucking douchebag must have been 70 years old, he could barely walk but, god damn he could aim his little dick stick at your car to get a reading and with the best of them place a printed ticket inside an envelope and place it under your windshield wiper. I guess that is why they use printed tickets…none of those illiterates can spell basic words like; date, time, location, and color. You’re the best Phila!….only the cream of the crop work for the PPA( Phila Phucking Assholes).
Boy, that is something to be proud of isn’t it? To tell their grandchildren while sitting, smoking crack in the basement of their parents roach motel that their truly awesome professional high salary career was nothing more than being a pathetic Meter Maid for the PPA( Phila Phucking Assholes) because they had no motivation to rise higher than a minimum wage job that offered no advancement, no satisfaction, and no respect. I wonder if you even need a high school diploma to qualify for that pathetic job. I couldn’t live with myself knowing I fucked my fellow citizens out of their hard earned cash…..I wonder if the mayor does?…probably not, he’s another asshole. I am so glad I do not live in that shithole any longer, best thing I ever did was get the fuck out of that shithole!!!!!
I wonder what their grandchildren would say?……gee grandpa/grandma….you are an Asshole for a city that fucks their citizens as well as visitors out of their money……give me a hit of that crack pipe so I can get the fuck outta here……you’re a pathetic loser. I disown you, fuck off and die.
I bet the director of the PPA ( Phila Phucking Assholes) gets a blow job by the mayor if they have an extra good week fucking the citizens and visitors out of their money.
Phila….you are truly the worst city I’ve ever had to experience. I don’t even tell people I lived in that shithole.
One of the worst areas is the Bridesburg section….should call it Shitburg instead. Best bet would be to nuke the city and maybe in two thousand years something good could come from it but, I doubt it.
To all you PPA ( Phila Phucking Assholes) losers. Be comforted with the fact that I will applaud and cheer with great happiness if I ever hear that one of you got your pathetic ass horribly beaten by someone you gave a ticket to.
I’ve been telling everyone I meet to never set foot in this fucking shithole city. I travel a lot so I get to meet real, educated, honest, respectful, career driven, and levelheaded people. The first thing I tell them is to never go to Phila because you will get fucked by the city more than you would anywhere else in the country. I tell them how it’s run down, falling apart, most of the people are idiots and are classless morons. The infrastructure is the worst…the city turns a blind eye to the real problems and concentrates on how to fuck their citizens and visitors by overcharging for parking, food, sporting events, concerts, historical sites and the such. This city does not know how to be a destination that people want to remember or return to.
Did I mention how much I hate this fucking city?
Subject: Philadelphia Odors
I live in Southern California and one day I met a young lady from Philly who told me that the she does not like like Los Angeles nor New York City because the cities smell. I thought that sounded stupid, So, Philadelphia does not smell?
Subject: Yuppies and hipsters
I love when the hipsters and yuppies move into ghetto areas, and then they are so surprised when there house,gets robbed or they get mugged. I laugh so hard on how stupid and naive they are about Philadelphia.
Yea there are some shitty things about the city and people can be assholes and the sports teams fuckin blow but i love it all the same. Many people feel a strong sense of pride for the city they’re from or grew up around whether it’s philly or anywhere else. There is something great to be found in any city and if you ever want to visit again there are many people who would be happy to show you the great things you are missing out on by having such a closed-minded attitude towards our city, (and also a lot of people willing to confirm your hatred). But every city has it’s good and bad people. Keep an open mind, there are plenty of great things to experience in life if you look in the right places. And if philly isn’t the place for you then it doesn’t make a difference to me if you look somewhere else.