The LuLac Edition #46, August 2nd, 2006
COMMENTARY: THE ATTACK/SEIGE ON CASEY BEGINS!!!!!! Do not let spoiler parties, false information and desperate campaign tactics derail the candidacy of Bob Casey, Junior. Let us not fall for these swiftboat tactics as well as the ego centric politics of a do nothing third party.
GREEN PARTY CANDIDATE ON RUSH………The local Green Party candidate made it to the Rush Limbaugh commentary this morning on WILK Radio. Rush talked about the Casey/Santorum race and how the Green Party candidate will be on the U.S. Senate ballot this fall. Curiously, the Green Party candidate’s financial contributions match some of Santorum’s backers as well as other GOP candidates. This is of course a blatant attempt to steal the election from Robert Casey, Junior. The games and the assault has already started against Bob Casey. The Green Party candidate is running on the Green Ticket as a SPOILER. He has no chance of being a United States Senator. The Green Party candidate is doing the same thing Ralph Nader did in the 2000 race. Remember when Nader ran on the Green ticket? Nader and the Green Party gave us Bush. Gave us 2500 dead in Iraq, gave us high oil prices, gave us the worst world situation in foreign affairs in the last fifty years. If you want Santorum again, vote for the Green Party candidate. But like the gift the Green Party gave the country in the form of Bush, this gift from the Green Party will keep on giving……………in the worst possible way.
And isn’t it interesting that when called on the way the financial reports were filed with the election commission, the Green Party candidate said his Treasurer was not versed in the nuances of the financial reporting laws. Then the Green party candidate said he was going to get the election law lawyers involved to reform the process. What process? The process of spoiling an election?????????????? PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GREEN PARTY LETTER TO EDITOR....The Green Party had their convention in Wilkes Barre in the spring. Here's a letter I sent to the local newspapers about that meeting.
So this Sunday downtown Wilkes Barre welcomes the Green Party. I hope they enjoy the stay in our fine city and come back again.
That said, the reality of the situation is that the Green Party cost this country the leadership of Al Gore and brought us George W. Bush. Those high gas prices, 2400 dead in Iraq, largest debt of any President in our history, unstable Middle East, cuts in Medicaid and Children’s programs, and protection of our ports by a terrorism sponsored nation all come courtesy of the Green Party. Had Ralph Nader not run in 2000 on a personal ego trip, a large percentage of those votes would have gone to Al Gore, not George Bush.
Now we hear the Green Party is fielding candidates for Statewide office. We in Pennsylvania have got an important Governor’s race where we have to decide if we want competency or celebrity. There is also a U.S. Senate race where an incumbent lawmaker is being challenged by the son of one of the most popular governors in the state. The very balance of the United States Senate is at stake in this race. Do you as voters really want to waste your vote on a Green Party candidate that has no chance of winning? Do you want to vote for a third party candidate that might take a close election away from a candidate from a legitimate party that can do good things for the people of Pennsylvania?
There are good reasons Third Party candidates are called “spoilers”. Just look at the elections of 1968 and the year 2000 as examples. If you meet and see a member of the Green Party in town this week, by all means greet them graciously, even buy them a drink but by no means vote for them in a meaningful election. By doing so, you’ll waste your time, your vote and your opportunity to truly make a difference in the democratic process.
David S. Yonki
Wilkes Barre, Pa.
IMPLICATIONS OF LIEBERMAN RACE…….Tuesday Aug 8th will be the Democratic primary election in Connecticut. Senator Joe Lieberman faces Ned Lamont in a fight for the Democratic nomination. Lamont is running as an anti war candidate and has voiced displeasure at Lieberman’s support of the war in Iraq.
A Lieberman win would give him the support of Senate Democrats who want to keep the seat in their quest to gain a majority in the U.S. Senate. Even with his support of the war, Lieberman’s strong constituent service will help his campaign. A Lieberman loss would give Lamont the nomination but Lieberman would still run as an independent. That would cause problems within the party on both a national and statewide basis. Lieberman would not be supported by national Dems who will gravitate toward Lamont. If Lieberman stays strong, he wins. If Lamont, a self made millionaire pours money into the race and the GOP candidate runs a mistake free effort, you might see the GOP take over this seat. Lamont’s chances depend on the voter dissatisfaction with Lieberman and whether enough of them will stay away from his independent bid. In any case, the Senator is hedging his bets like he did in the 2000 Presidential race when as a candidate for Vice President, he kept his Senate bid in case he was defeated on the national stage. Connecticut voters have supported independent runs in the past, most notably from former Senator Lowell Weicker who was defeated by Lieberman in 1988. Weicker ran as an independent and won for Governor.
A NOTE FROM THE CANDIDATE JOE LEONARDI:
Hi Everyone,I just returned from tapping the L.A. Tarone show on WYLN channel 35. I am not sure how many of you will be able to see it. The show airs in the Hazelton Cable Service Area on Wed. August 2, at 7:00 PM and on Service Electric Cable Wilkes-Barre region Thursday at 5:30 PM. I believe it is channel 21 on the cable system in Wilkes-Barre. But as you know cable channel numbers don't always line up so look for the WYLN station.
THE L.A. TARONE SHOW is seen on Service Electric Channel 21 every Thursday at 530PM. It is normally the advertising channel but at 5PM everyday WLYN TV 35 runs a newscast, then a 530PM program. L.A.’s show is Thursday at 530PM.
SPEAKING OF L.A. TARONE, here's some info from the PCN website on his book.
We Were Here Once by L.A. Tarone, Citizen Publishing Company, 112 E. Diamond Avenue, Hazleton, PA 18201
In a book that is part history text, part policy manifesto and part personal stories, Hazleton's well-known multi-media personality looks at the history of the area he's called home all his life. Tarone pays special attention to aspects of Hazleton history which have either been ignored or re-written. He details calamities such as fires, mine cave-ins, train wrecks and redevelopment plans. He provides blow by blow coverage of a long forgotten textile strike that turned Hazleton's streets into a riot zone. With thorough detective work he concludes Hazleton was home to radicals who used arson as their main political weapon. By dabbling in the serious side of historic preservation and reveling in the lightheartedness of "telling old stories," Tarone has compiled a book that forces us to look at where we've been, where we're going and what posts have been left along the road.
L.A. Tarone has spent virtually his entire adult life in Northeastern Pennsylvania media and is one of the most recognizable names in it. He is a columnist with the Hazleton Standard-Speaker, the editorialist on WYLN-TV, and hosts a program on WKAB-FM in Berwick/ Hazleton.
MUNSON GONE 27 YEARS AGO TODAY....Baseball great Thurman Munson died in a plane crash 27 years ago today. The Yankee captain was one of a kind and is missed to this day by baseball fans of every stripe.