The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that convicted former state Sen. Vince Fumo is considering running for a spot on the Democratic State Committee. While his public corruption conviction bars him from ever again seeking public office, it apparently does not apply to partisan private organizations. Should Mr. Fumo become a committeeman, we can't wait for his workshops on how to rip off public and nonprofit coffers. After all, he's a pro. ... USA Today couldn't seem to bring itself to share exactly what models of vehicles were the top sellers when it reported on November's very hot vehicle sales. For the record, sales of big Ford and Chevrolet pickups continued to lead the pack (with the Ram pickup not far behind in fourth place). USA Today, however, did report that sales of the Nissan Leaf electric and Chevy Volt electric “did well.” Uhm, they didn't even make the top 16, folks. ... The Employment Policies Institute says 500,000 fast-food workers nationwide would lose their jobs if the government forced up the minimum wage to the $15 an hour being demanded by their union proxies. Yet another example of regressive “progressive” policies. ... Pittsburgh's leftist Thomas Merton Center will hold a “holiday party and open house” on Saturday. It will feature “an activist sing along.” Expect such classic carols as “We Three Kings of Orient Are (Going on Strike Until Our Union is Recognized)” and “The Little Drummer Boy (Deserves A Living Wage Even Though He's a Stop-Action Animation Figure).” Ahem.
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