The LuLac Edition #422, Feb. 20th, 2008
PHOTO INDEX: SENATOR HILLARY CLINTON AND THE BOYS FROM McHALE'S NAVY.
THE CLINTON ECLIPSE
We are now watching history. Not the type of history I was hoping for but it appears that the campaign of Senator Hillary Clinton is receding. It is going out of sight behind the shining star of one Barak Obama. The junior Senator (and I do mean junior) has tapped into a duel emotional feeling in this country. The first part is deep despair with our country and thwe way normal, average people live. Oh sure there are billionaires out there but the regular joes and jills are losing their homes, paying obscene prices for gas, having their kids killed in an unjust war and being uncertain about what the next month will bring. On the other hand Obama has tapped into the blind optimism that makes America the grand country that it is. Our nation is kind of like Scarlett O'Hara, "tomorrow is another day!" Obama has touched that nerve and Senator Clinton can't make an inroad. She cannot say "Hey me too" because Obama's style is original. Plus her record of achievements are used against her. Leaders must make tough decisions and Clinton's stands are now the fodder for debate and scrutiny. So far no one has looked at the Obama record and no one seems inclined to. As the campaign rolls on and Obama's winning streak increases, Senator Clinton must run the table in order to stay competitive. If she does not, the Clintons will be suffering the ultimate irony. All the work they've done as progressive politicos will benefit an unknown who's career was made possible and plausible by their commitment to equality and social justice. Plus, if Clinton continues to lose, any chance of her anywhere on the ticket will fade too.
SHOOTING THE MOON!
Now by nature I'm a pretty optimistic guy. To me, the glass is not only half full, it is overflowing. That type of attitude makes some people sick. But that's me. I trust government. The roads, the prisons, our safety, even with the screw ups with hurricanes and the meat, and veggies, I'm still a pretty trusting soul. But this manuever that has our Navy trying to shoot down a satelitte in space has me scared to death. I know it's the military but this is George Bush's military. The Navy has to send a heat seeking missle into space to destroy a satellite. It has to hit the fuel tank on the satellite that does not have a heat source. Good luck boys! And God bless and God speed us one and all. And of course this being the military, there's no estimated time either. What, me worry?
The two city councils in Scranton and Wilkes Barre are at it again. At rhe Scranton City Council meeting President Bob McGoff banged his gavel on the dais and declared two people out of order, they were his fellow members Bill Courtright and Judy Gatelli who engaged in an ugly exchange. It all had to do with seating, who was on the right, who was on the left. Crazy stuff. It then degenerated into Gatelli saying "nah nah" to Courtright at not getting the Tax Collector's job from the Majority Commissioners. Nice stuff, maybe we can bring some junior council members in to restore sanity.