The LuLac Edition #3284, August 25th, 2016
Donald Trump and Congressman Tom Marino have called for a Special Prosecutor regarding The Clinton Foundation. Trump even went so far to say that Clinton was the most corrupt person in politics because of her foundation. Uh, proof there big fella? Should the Clintons have divested themselves of it when she was Secretary of State? Sure. But PROVE somewhere that there was a quid pro quo. Here’s what James Carville had to say:
Well if you are black in America Donald Trump is NOT your friend. Through the years Trump has been sued for discrimination against black renters in one of his buildings. Trump has not called out his supporters for obvious race baiting at rallies. He tweeted this, “Sadly, because president Obama has done such a poor job as president, you won't see another black president for generations!”
Then there was this: His stance on Muslims is also problematic because 17% of Muslims are black. So by his logic, Ali the boxer was an enemy of the state?
Yeah, trust him! Even Ben Carson who endorsed him said that Trump would be hard pressed to make inroads into the black vote.
Believe me, Democrats are not taking the black vote for granted. Just look at the difference between the conventions.
Sometimes when you try to be authentic, you can’t. The day before Mike Pence visited a barbershop in Norristown, the advance man came in and asked the barber to come in on his day off. But from the evidence on this video, don't you think they should have prepared the barber for what was to take place? I wonder how many black barbers Pence visited in Indiana. Here’s how the Trump advance team made out.
He published a book called Truth and Untruth: Political Deceit in America in 1972. One of McCloskey's enduring legacies is his co-authorship of the 1973 Endangered Species Act.
McCloskey made this statement in an e mail this week regarding the GOP stance on the environment and one Mr. Donald Trump.
My family has been active Republicans in California since 1860 and the election of Abraham Lincoln. I was privileged to serve in Congress for 15 years, as a Republican, between 1967 and 1983, co-chairing the first Earth Day in 1970 with Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson, co-authoring the Endangered Species Act and other landmark environmental legislation, and I was the first to suggest Richard Nixon should be impeached. In those years, Republicans favored balanced budgets, women's rights, limiting presidential war power, civil rights, tax reform, and protection of the environment.
The 2016 Republican platform calls for transferring federal lands, including several national parks and national forests, to the states, and for denying women the right to choose. It also ignores our obligation to address global warming. And it moves to limit the voting rights of minorities and opposes campaign finance reform.
And then there's Donald Trump.
But defeating Trump is not enough. If Republicans are allowed to continue to control the Senate, the next president will be hobbled, as President Obama has been. Only if the Senate has a Democratic majority will the next president be able to appoint reasonable Supreme Court justices, protect women's rights, and preserve the environmental progress that has been made over the past 45 years.
We have the opportunity to elect Democrats in several too-close-to-call races, including Maggie Hassan in New Hampshire, Russ Feingold in Wisconsin, Tammy Duckworth in Illinois, Ted Strickland in Ohio, Catherine Cortez Masto in Nevada, and Katie McGinty in Pennsylvania. Each of these Democrats can win. (Source: wikipedia, McCloskey mailings)
“We have seen these IRS phone scams in the past, and apparently they are back again. The sad fact is that these criminals would not be continuing this tactic if they were not successful in tricking some people into giving them money,” Barletta said. “The most important thing to remember is that the IRS would never demand payment over the phone. If you receive one of these calls, you should make a note of the number, immediately hang up, and report the call right away.”
The callers may already know certain pieces of information about their intended victims, which are used to give the scam more credibility. It is important to note that there are certain things that the IRS would never do. The IRS would not:
•Call to demand immediate payment, or call about taxes owed without first having sent a bill through the U.S. mail.
•Demand tax payment without providing an opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say is owed.
•Require a specific payment method for taxes owed, such as a prepaid debit card.
•Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone.
•Threaten to bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to enforce non-payment.
Residents who receive a call they believe to be part of this scam should:
•Refuse to provide any information to the caller.
•Hang up immediately.
•Contact the Treasury Inspector General for Taxpayer Administration to report the call online by using their “IRS Impersonation Scam Reporting” web page, or by calling (800) 366-4484.
•Report it to the Federal Trade Commission. Use the “FTC Complaint Assistant” on FTC.gov. Please add “IRS Telephone Scam” in the notes.
This week's guest will be Marylee Schirg from the Cooperative Farmers' Market in Scranton. Listen Sunday morning at 6 on 94.3 The Talker; 6:30 on NEPA Sports Radio-The Game 1400/1440 and 106.7 fm; and at 7:30 on 105 The River.
Tune in to Sue Henry's "Special Edition" this week as Sue recaps the week's news. . The show will run Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. on WILK, and on KRZ, Froggy and Max 102 early Sunday morning.
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President Richard Nixon announces that the United States will no longer convert dollars to gold at a fixed value effectively ending the Bretton Woods system. He also imposes a 90-day freeze on wages, prices and rents.....Australia and New Zealand decide to withdraw their troops from Vietnam……British troops are engaged in a firefight with the IRA in Derry….. A right-wing coup ignites a rebellion in Bolivia. Miners and students join troops to support president Juan José Torres, but eventually Hugo Banzer takes over......The USS Manatee (AO-58) spills 1,000 US gallons (3,800 L) of fuel oil on President Nixon's Western White House beach in San Clemente, California…..Senator Richard Schweiker tours Tobyhanna Army Depot…..in Scranton the Peters administration announces that WSCR News Director Ed Hughes would be consulting in the administration and forty five years ago the number one song in LuLac land was “Ain't No Sunshine” by Bill Withers.
Another song making the rounds was this version of Jackie DeShannon’s “What the World Needs Now”/ “Abraham, Martin & John” Tom Clay.