Monday Morning thread: Did they just deck the bride?

I bet these guests have a hell of a hangover.
Daily Mail

Two brides had their special day ruined when their wedding guests got into a massive, booze-fueled brawl as two dueling wedding receptions clashed.

The fight turned deadly when one bride’s 57-year-old uncle died from a heart attack outside the Sheraton Mission Hill hotel in Philadelphia.

The fracas was recorded on video by an irate guest, whose hotel stay was disturbed by the 2am commotion on Sunday.

Philadelphia police can be seen charging into the reception with nightsticks and pulling fighting wedding guests off each other. Three people were arrested.

I can’t embed the youtube video since it requires a sign in (go figure) but you can watch it on the linked Daily Mail story (with an ad) or in this local story (without ad). Thanks to Klown for giving me an embeddable video link!

Congrats to Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, for being a youtube fan favorite for three straight weeks now. There is this incident, last week there was the cop who punched a woman in the Puerto Rican Day parade, and the week before that the gang of teen girls attacking a middle-age mentally disabled woman.

Visit Philly and have your camera ready for that magic moment when someone steps forward to beat you up!

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48 Responses to Monday Morning thread: Did they just deck the bride?

  1. myiq2xu says:

    Thanks for posting this.

    I am working on a new post but it won’t be ready for a bit.

  2. myiq2xu says:

    Camille Paglia:

    Capitalism has its weaknesses. But it is capitalism that ended the stranglehold of the hereditary aristocracies, raised the standard of living for most of the world and enabled the emancipation of women. The routine defamation of capitalism by armchair leftists in academe and the mainstream media has cut young artists and thinkers off from the authentic cultural energies of our time.

    Over the past century, industrial design has steadily gained on the fine arts and has now surpassed them in cultural impact. In the age of travel and speed that began just before World War I, machines became smaller and sleeker. Streamlining, developed for race cars, trains, airplanes and ocean liners, was extended in the 1920s to appliances like vacuum cleaners and washing machines. The smooth white towers of electric refrigerators (replacing clunky iceboxes) embodied the elegant new minimalism.

    “Form ever follows function,” said Louis Sullivan, the visionary Chicago architect who was a forefather of the Bauhaus. That maxim was a rubric for the boom in stylish interior décor, office machines and electronics following World War II: Olivetti typewriters, hi-fi amplifiers, portable transistor radios, space-age TVs, baby-blue Princess telephones. With the digital revolution came miniaturization. The Apple desktop computer bore no resemblance to the gigantic mainframes that once took up whole rooms. Hand-held cellphones became pocket-size.

    Young people today are avidly immersed in this hyper-technological environment, where their primary aesthetic experiences are derived from beautifully engineered industrial design. Personalized hand-held devices are their letters, diaries, telephones and newspapers, as well as their round-the-clock conduits for music, videos and movies. But there is no spiritual dimension to an iPhone, as there is to great works of art.

    Thus we live in a strange and contradictory culture, where the most talented college students are ideologically indoctrinated with contempt for the economic system that made their freedom, comforts and privileges possible. In the realm of arts and letters, religion is dismissed as reactionary and unhip. The spiritual language even of major abstract artists like Piet Mondrian, Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko is ignored or suppressed.

    (Read just the first and last paragraphs and it makes more sense.)

  3. driguana says:

    Starting off Monday, Columbus Day (for whatever reason we still celebrate that!!) on the left foot.

    • votermom says:

      My kids are sad they don’t have today off. I said they already got Yom Kippur off, they do need some time in class to learn stuff. 😀

      • elliesmom says:

        Today is “Take Your Kids to Their Grandparents’ House Day”. While most schools are closed, most parents still have to go to work. It’s not my turn this year. Grammy and Grandpa Faraway are visiting from Ohio so they’re picking up the duties. I have to say, though, it’s a lot more fun being Grandma and Grandpa Live Close By. (The grandkid old enough to talk does call his dad’s parents that or “Grandma and Grandpa Skype”, but we’re “Bubs and Pops”. lol)

    • yttik says:

      Uhg, I forgot, today really is hate America day, the day Genghis Khan invaded, colonized and invented capitalism, disease, and slavery.

      • AniEm says:

        I was teaching Adult Basic Ed a few years ago and tried to lead a discussion about the discovery of America. Several students credited Lincoln with the discovery; one guessed it was Washington. Tell me there’s not a direct connection between the ‘dumbing down of America’ and the Muppet President in the White House. I give up.

        • elliesmom says:

          Unfortunately, teaching history is like walking through a political minefield. It’s the subject that took the longest for a national curriculum to be developed because even the “experts” couldn’t agree on what should be taught. As a science and math teacher the only hot potato I ever had to handle was biological and geological history. No one argues much with Newton’s Laws or the Pythagorean theorem. But for a history teacher every day there’s something on the lesson plan that will cause at least one parent to disagree with what you taught that day. So the history class becomes very bland and what’s taught is easily forgotten. Which is a shame because history can be so exciting. I grew up near Plimouth Plantation and the real story of the Pilgrims as starving grave robbers is much more interesting than the pablum taught in school.

          • myiq2xu says:

            You haven’t learned US history until you’ve taken it from at least three points of view – traditional, women’s and people of color. A socialist’s view also helps.

        • DandyTiger says:

          Oh I could give you a good argument against Newton’s Laws. You know, because they’re wrong. Just a wee bit of an oversimplification. 🙂

  4. angienc says:

    We were talking about lying yesterday & I wrote that I had seen that the economist whom Team Obama cites to say Romney’s tax plan involves a $5 trillion tax cut said that’s a misrepresentation of his work. Here is an article of it:

    But that’s not true. Princeton professor Harvey Rosen tells THE WEEKLY STANDARD in an email that the Obama campaign is misrepresenting his paper on Romney’s tax plan:

    ” I can’t tell exactly how the Obama campaign reached that characterization of my work. It might be that they assume that Governor Romney wants to keep the taxes from the Affordable Care Act in place, despite the fact that the Governor has called for its complete repeal. The main conclusion of my study is that under plausible assumptions, a proposal along the lines suggested by Governor Romney can both be revenue neutral and keep the net tax burden on taxpayers with incomes above $200,000 about the same. That is, an increase in the tax burden on lower and middle income individuals is not required in order to make the overall plan revenue neutral. ”

  5. I have been saying for a long time that Philly really is part of NJ. – Witness this and the other recent incidents in that hell hole. I have never watched a single episode of Jersey Shores- but from what I have heard- this behavior fits right in.
    If they won’t secede we need to file a bill to get rid of them.

    • votermom says:

      From vodka pundit

      In an explosive report set to send shockwaves through official Washington, the Government Accountability Institute (GAI) released a 108-page GAI investigation into the threat of foreign and fraudulent Internet campaign donations in U.S. federal elections (visit to download the full report).

      Breitbart News obtained an advance copy of the bombshell report which reveals that the website is not owned by the president’s campaign but rather by Obama bundler Robert Roche, a U.S. citizen living in Shanghai, China. Roche is the chairman of a Chinese infomercial company, Acorn International, with ties to state-controlled banks that allow it to “gain revenue through credit card transactions with Chinese banks.”

      There’s more.

      The unusual website redirects traffic directly to a donation page on the Obama campaign’s official website,, which does not require donors tob enter their credit card security code (known as the CVV code), thereby increasing the likelihood of foreign or fraudulent donations. The website is managed by a small web development firm, Wicked Global, in Maine. One of Wicked Global’s employees, Greg Dorr, lists on his LinkedIn page his additional employment with Peace Action Maine and Maine Voices for Palestinian Rights. According to the GAI report, 68 percent of all Internet traffic to comes from foreign visitors.

  6. votermom says:

    we should discuss this soon

    • elliesmom says:

      Not reading it, but if you are starting a book club, and you give me a couple of days to catch up I would.

      • votermom says:

        Yup, Anna Belle gave me the idea. I figure I’ll do an anchor post sometime this week and we can discuss chapter by chapter or something.
        It’s really good reading so far.

  7. HELENK says:

    I can remember when Philadelphia was a beautiful city. You got dressed up to go downtown to a movie. It was safe to go to the art museum. It was living history in olde towne. Best candy in America from Shanes at 2nd and Market oldest candy store in the country. Bookbinders and some to the best restaurants in the country.
    The last time I went back to Philly, I cried, it looked like a slum.The city I knew is gone. I do not know if it will ever come back.

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  10. carol haka says:

    Please make Romney stop jerking side to side! 👿 I’m getting wipelash!

  11. He makes Obama look like an even greater idiot.

  12. leslie says:

    Help… I’m not at my own computer so I cannot search my history… Does anyone remember the site where republicans supported civil rights bills ? I’m in the midst of a family feud r/t politics ( what else?)

  13. carol haka says:

    I am so happy gasoline pricing is spiraling out of control in California. Hope it goes to $50 a gallon. The shit heads keep voting the same idiots into office. I can’t believe the prices at the grocery store in Texas – over $7 a gallon for Bluebell ice cream or bacon. Ridiculous. Blow it out price wise in all the swing states. Make them pay for their stupidity! 👿

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