Tag Archives: Philadelphia

Where in the World is Chris Tilling Now?

In court

A bachelor party celebration at a Philadelphia strip club turned painfully dangerous for Chris Tilling Patrick Gallagher, who says his bladder was ruptured while participating in a pole dance on stage.  Tilling Gallagher, of Lansdale, Pa., filed a lawsuit in Philadelphia’s Court of Common Plea last week, alleging that a dancer at the Penthouse Club caused him serious injury, including a ruptured bladder, when she fell on him during the dance routine in November 2010.  According to the complaint, Tilling  Gallagher was lying at the bottom of the pole when a dancer climbed to the top of it and slid down “from a great height and slammed her body on top of” Tilling Gallagher.

Sinner.  You reap what you sow, Tilling, you reap what you sow!  A burst bladder is the least of your worries!  Sinner…

The Catholic Church Pays its Book-Keepers Too Much

This astonishes me. Not because she’s an embezzling thief who stole $900,000 only, but because she was paid $124,000 a year for merely being a book-keeper!  And worst of all, her disgusting ‘rationale’ for stealing all that money!

A finance executive who linked her $900,000 embezzlement from the Philadelphia archdiocese to the church’s sex-abuse scandal was sentenced Friday to two to seven years in prison.  Anita Guzzardi, 42, said she succumbed to gambling and shopping addictions after feeling betrayed by the church over the priest sex-abuse scandal.  Guzzardi had worked at the Roman Catholic archdiocese since she was 20, and was making $124,000 a year as chief financial officer when she was fired last year.

She stole because she was mad because SHE felt betrayed?????  What about all the people SHE betrayed?!?!?!    Sickening.  And she couldn’t live on 124k a year?????  Please.  The Catholic Church has too much money and it pays people too much who don’t need to make huge sums of money.

Life and Faith in Ancient Times: An Exhibition

If you’re in the Philadelphia area surely you’ll wish to pay this exhibition a visit:

Ancient handwritten texts of the words that shaped the future of the Western world will go on view this spring in the Mandell Center at The Franklin Institute in the profoundly moving exhibition, Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times.  PECO is the Presenting Sponsor of the exhibition, which opens to the public on May 12.

And (kind of humorously)

Included among the 2,000-year-old writings, which are on exhibit in North America for the first time, are handwritten passages from Genesis, including the resonant opening words, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”

I would hope they were handwritten… know what I mean?  Anyway, it does sound like an interesting display.  Read more at the link above.

These Philly ‘Occupiers’ Are a Silly Lot

And I’m no Romney fan. But these folk just look and sound absurd.

Anything, though, for the sake of greed I suppose. With thanks to Michael Barber on FB for mentioning it.

Hell Can’t Burn Hot Enough…

For the miscreants who tortured people in that now infamous Philadelphia basement.

A 19-year-old girl who has been missing for 10 years has been found with open wounds, burn marks, scars, and broken bones by police investigating the allegedbasement dungeon and kidnapping ring in Philadelphia.

Beatrice Weston, who was taken at the age of 8 by accused dungeon ring-leader Linda Weston, is now in a Philadelphia hospital recovering from the ongoing cruelty and torture by her captors, according to Philadelphia police spokesman Lt. Ray Evers. Linda Weston is the girl’s aunt, and police said she took her niece after a family feud with her sister, Vicki Weston.

The girl was found two days after police uncovered a basement dungeon in which four mentally handicapped adults were held against their will. Police have arrested and charged Linda Weston, 51, her daughter Jean McIntosh, 32, Weston’s boyfriend Thomas Gregory, 47, and Eddie Wright, 49, with kidnapping, false imprisonment, and other related charges.

Linda Weston, 51, her daughter Jean McIntosh, 32, Weston’s boyfriend Thomas Gregory, 47, and Eddie Wright, 49,  I cannot put into words my hope for your eternal destiny.   Here’s a picture though-

Mentally Disabled Persons Found Chained in a Basement

Behold, the depraved fruits of greed:

Three suspects accused of chaining mentally disabled people and stealing their Social Security checks were arrested in Philadelphia.

They were arrested Friday after a janitor doing checks at a building found four victims — a 29-year-old woman, and three men, ages 31, 35 and 31 — locked up in a basement boiler room at a Philadelphia residence, said Lt. Ray Evers, a police spokesman. The janitor released the four and called police.  Authorities believe the victims had been trapped in the tiny room for up to a week. Evers said they suffered from bed sores and “injuries that are very, very hard to describe.”  Evers said the group had moved a year ago from Texas to Florida, before traveling to Philadelphia around October 4.  Police have not named the suspects — two men, ages 51 and 41, and a 50-year-old woman who is believed to have orchestrated the check-stealing scheme.  “They’ll be charged with pretty much everything we can find in the crimes code … from aggravated assault to kidnapping to false imprisonment,” Evers said. “You name it, we’re going to stick it on them.”

Greed taken to its logical conclusion.

If You Have a Pit Bull, Get Rid of It

Authorities say a Philadelphia woman found dead in her home had been fatally mauled by her own dogs.  Autopsy results were released Thursday on 50-year-old Carmen Ramos. She and her husband shared their north Philadelphia house with five pit bulls.   Police say Ramos’ husband found her dead when he returned home from work Tuesday. Ramos had severe injuries to her head, face and body.  Police conducted a homicide investigation, but the medical examiner’s office ruled her death an accident.  Neighbors say the dogs were recently removed by animal welfare officers after they escaped and attacked two residents. But they say the dogs were later returned.

So tragic- and made more-so by its very nature as unnecessary.  Imagine what 5 of these bred-for killing-beasts would do (and have done) to children.  Is it worth the risk?  Not a chance.  Not to own a dog.  No ‘pet’ is worth that.

Some of You Complain that I don’t Have Enough ‘Good News’. Well Here’s Some!

I love this story.

A Philadelphia homeowner started foreclosure proceedings on a Wells Fargo mortgage office after winning a rather strange legal judgement against the bank.After Patrick Rodgers got no reply to three letters asking why he was being forced to pay a home insurance premium for a $1 million house when he bought his 3-story Victorian home for $180,000, he decided to force his mortgage company to pay attention, ABC News reported.  According to the Philadelphia InquirerRodgers discovered the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, which requires mortgage companies to acknowledge written requests within 20 business days or face penalties. He took Wells Fargo to court, winning a default judgement because the bank didn’t show up in court.

He won.  The bank still hasn’t responded so the building will be auctioned off to cover the penalty he won in court.  Take that Wells Fargo.  I hope millions more Americans do the same thing to you and every other big bank.  Bwahahahaha!


More Gun Violence

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Minutes after a woman was suspended from her job at a Kraft Foods Inc. plant and was escorted out, she returned with a handgun and opened fire, killing two people and critically injuring a third before being taken into custody, police said. The shootings occurred shortly after 8:30 p.m. Thursday inside a northeast Philadelphia plant where workers for the nation’s largest food manufacturer make cookies and crackers. About 10 minutes after the woman was escorted out, she returned in a car and drove through a security barrier before re-entering the building on foot, Lt. Frank Vanore said. As she walked inside, she fired a shot at an employee who had followed her in and had yelled, “Hide, she’s got a gun!” Vanore said. That shot missed. The woman then shot the three victims, said police, who didn’t immediately release the victims’ identities or say whether they had been targeted. Officers responded and isolated the shooter in a room, and she fired a shot at them but missed, Vanore said.

If our country is going to continue to insist that anyone who wants a gun can get one, then the only rational thing to do is make those wishing to buy one undergo a psychological evaluation. Sure, some freaky loons will slip through the cracks, but it’s better to try to be safe than constantly and repeatedly sorry.

But then again, some people’s willingness to learn is directly proportional to their level of intelligence.