It’s time to call in the National Guard to Philadelphia.

Out of the nation’s 10 largest cities, Philadelphia’s homicide rate is the worst. Last year ended with 324 homicides, up from 306 in 2010, and as of January of this year, 34 murders and counting.

Philadelphia’s mayor has made it clear the city is waging an all-out war against violent criminals.
“If you want to act like an idiot, if you want to be an a-hole, if you want to be a low-life in this town, we will track you down like the dog that you are.  At the news conference announcing the measures, Mayor Nutter put it this way: “To every criminal out there: I just put a $20,000 bounty on your head.” He raised some eyebrows last summer when he took to the pulpit to call out the predominantly black youths involved in the attacks:

“You damage yourself, you damage another person, you damage your peers, and quite honestly, you damage your own race,” said Nutter, who is black and has two children, and is the only way he could get away with making such an inflammatory statement.  Blacks make up nearly 84% of the homicide victims, according to police data.

We’re blue in the face from calling on people of all stripes to take responsibility for their children, stop letting them run in packs; calling on education and more programs focused on gang mentality, calling for more positive social outlets, and locating absentee fathers.  Obviously none of that is working because none of that is a reality.  What is real is Northeast Philadelphia where, unless you are armed, you can’t even cross the street, much less stop at a traffic light without being killed for your pizza or your car.  It doesn’t matter which, as the ultra violent street crime is there simply to show who’s in control of the streets.

Instead of spending lives and money in Libya, Syria, and Afghanistan, we need clean up our own messes, because otherwise this is only going to turn even more Mad Max and start spreading to , gasp, the suburbs!   Mayor Nutter, I suggest you phone up that urban peacekeeper, Marshall Law, and call the national guard into our own war zone here in Philadelphia.

Little Anthony and His Imperials-LK’s WOR BroadKast 6/6/11

Hope you’re all Motown savvy enough to have the play on the great singing group’s name as a frame of reference.

Some days it doesn’t pay to do show prep until a couple hours before airtime. Today was one of them. LK dispenses with the cheap puns; Anthony Weiner’s pathology makes him a danger to the country. We’re lucky to have Dr. John, Psy D, along with us, to attempt to make sense of Weiner’s cranium.

Here’s the link.

Dirt Can’t Hide-LK’s WOR BroadKast 5/31/11

We’ve said it before: governments, corporations, and powerful lowlifes wait for the weekend to release info that reveal them to be the bastards they are, while hoping no one will notice during the weekend lull.  And this was a long weekend.  So release their vile misdeeds they did. But we noticed.

Here’s the link.

No Radio Lite Here-LK’s WOR BroadKast 4/29/11

Now that Fridays regularly feature Muslims praying then spraying (bullets that is), and countries and corporations dropping news bombs they hope nobody notices, LK notes that Fridays should no longer be “radio lite” days.

Dr. John takes apart the royal wedding as only he can.

Here’s the link.

A Taxing Day-LK’s WOR BroadKast 4/18/11

LK’s jury is in: a higher top tax rate means better times ahead for all, the rich included. Dr. John joins a local protest and returns with a poignant reminder of the brighter side of America. LK points out the folly of attempting to change heartsand minds in a region that might as well be another planet.

Here’s the link.

Feckless Leaders-LK’s WOR BroadKast 4/6/11

Phony inflation numbers, wars galore, and government shutdowns are raising the fear factor, while blinding us to our leaders’ fecklessness.  Dr. John is in NYC and in studio for the entire show.

Here’s the link.

Erasing Mistakes-LK’s WOR BroadKast 3/30/11

Once, in his other career, LK mistakenly erased a Herbie Hancock piano solo.  There’s a connection between the choice he made following the miscue, and the choice available to Democrats in 2012 .   Dr. John disarms the Libyan rebels. Here’s the link.

Commander Obama Speaks-LK’s WOR BroadKast 3-28-11

LK does the play by play on the President’s address to the nation re Libya. Dr. John predicts the content of the speech so precisely that one wonders who his White House contact is.
Here’s the link.

Poker With the Prez-LK’s WOR BroadKast 3-21-11

LK wants a seat at the poker table with President Obama, as the Prez has been suckered in by Italy and the Arab League. Dr. John both admires and despises Donald Trump’s narcissistic candor. And then there’s the smash and grab….

Here’s the link.

3 Stooges Du Jour-LK’s WOR BroadKast 3-18-11

On slightly more optimistic Friday, LK marveled at NASA’s Mercury probe and took comfort in hearing that some members of the Camden NJ police and fire departments were being hired back. Dr. John placed Libya in the larger context of humanity’s insistence on perpetual warfare, and LK got in some vebal jabs at tonight’s 3 stooges, Obama, Palin, and the SEC.

Here’s the link.