The LuLac Edition #2783, November 25th, 2014
MAYBE I'M AMAZED...about all this talk about the Youth vote. It should come as no surprise that the young people who voted for Mr. Obama the times he ran did not follow through during the off year elections. Unfortunately the follow through in local and off year elections is more or less an aberration than the norm. Most Americans seem to feel that if you vote in a Presidential election, you've done your due diligence as a voter. The difference between the Dems and the GOP is that Republicans get stoked for the mid terms. Not many Democrats do.
Pennsylvania proved to be the exception this year though because of the fervent support for Tom Wolf.
MAYBE I'M AMAZED..that the Republican majority wants to still repeal Obama care.With ACA enrollments up, premiums down, you have to wonder what the reaction will be if the thing does get overturned. This GOP already has the reputation of screwing over the middle class. Can you imagine if they pull the rug out from under newly insured people? It will bring back Herbert Hoover, the Depression era President as a more viable alternative.
MAYBE I'M AMAZED..that the candidates seem to be lining up for the office of Wilkes Barre Mayor. This might be the most crowded field since 1975 when among others Walter Lisman, Anthony Mussari and Councilman Joe Williams ran.
MAYBE I'M AMAZED...that Walmart is actually having a holiday food drive for their employees who are in need. Really? How about paying them more! I think anyone who shops in Walmart should have their heads examined.
MAYBE I'M AMAZED...at how the President boxed in the GOP with the immigration issue. Not many Republicans want to lose a huge voting group that is very particular in its support. I'm sure it is duly noted that this voting bloc stayed at home during this year's election cycle. If the President had done this earlier, (let's face it, he was going to lose in those red states anyway despite how much drama was ginned up by the cable talking heads) he might have saved a
few Dems elsewhere. The Hispanic voting group, especially the younger demographic is mobile in its commitment. They proved it this time by sitting on their hands because they believed the President delayed his promise.
MAYBE I'M AMAZED...that after the Astronauts born in the 30s leave this earth, there will be no one alive anymore who walked on the moon. The only living Astronaut from the Mercury program is John Glenn.
MAYBE I'M AMAZED..that people are complaining about the recent drug sting in Wilkes Barre/Hanover Township last week. Look, a criminal is not going to go a "meet" in an isolated location. The police did what they had to do. Quit whining and let the police put the scumbags off the street. At least that's what I pay my taxes for.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……that innocent business owners had their very livelihoods destroyed after the Grand Jury pronouncement in Ferguson yesterday. What did the car dealer who had a row of cars do to deserve that? What did a business in the town including that Cigar Shop, already victimized do to deserve that? On the other side of the coin, I fully understand the rage and concerns of blacks who feel they are being profiled. Bottom line is Michael Brown was committing crimes BUT maybe there is a better way to slow down an unarmed person instead of deadly force. (But then again how do you really know if one is unarmed or not?) To eliminate confusion, the police should have cameras and then the truth should will out. But the after violence of people in Ferguson did nothing to ease any tensions regarding race in this country. By the way Ferguson is a town of only 21,000 people with shrinking tax base. And high taxes. Sound familiar?
MAYBE I’M AMAZED….that a full moon is actually nine times brighter than a half moon.