The LuLac Edition #475, May 8th, 2008
PHOTO INDEX: THE NUMBER 2 AND ROCK 107’S JOHN WEBSTER WHO WAS OUR FIRST ANNIVERSARY PHOTO CELEB. WE FIGURE WHY BREAK A TRADITION. JOHN IS THE ONE WHO WALKED ME THROUGH PUTTING PHOTOS ON THE BLOG.
2 YEARS ON
Today The LuLac Political Letter celebrates its second anniversary. In the last 24 months we have covered major elections in Luzerne and Lackawanna County, statewide races as well as this year’s exciting Presidential race. We have hosted one candidate forum in Wilkes Barre city, participated and covered some in a few instances and have tried our best to present this blog/site as a fair, fun, informative and historical stopping off point for political junkies. We’ve written 475 editions which have evolved through the months to serve our readers. While The LuLac Political Letter has been political in nature, we’ve also commented on some pop culture issues. Our strength is the readers and posters who make us want to get up every morning and keep doing this. God willing, we will continue to cover the fine art of politics and pop culture in a fair, semi objective and entertaining way. We’ll still hate credit card companies, high gas prices, incompetent governmental leadership as well as injustice in the form of cronyism, poverty and war. You’ll still read me pine over Geena Davis (Webster has said he’s gonna hook me up with her but I’m still waiting) about the good old days of 1968, refer to my family, Mrs. LuLac and my seventh grade Slovak girlfriend more times than you want. But you are welcome to comment as many of you do. I moderate my comments because I don’t want to use this forum as a way for someone to attack someone else personally. I will print everything I receive but reserve the right to edit it. When we get praise, we accept it, when we are wrong, we correct it. In 2007-2008 we were regarded as one of the top twenty blogs/sites in the state of Pennsylvania. That is very much appreciated. The blog has given us the opportunity to forge new media relationships with the good people at WYOU TV, WBRE TV and WLYN TV. Plus, we have continued older relationships with the folks at WILK AM & FM, WARM AM 590, and KRZ FM. The four major newspapers, The Times Leader, Citizen’s Voice, Scranton Times and Hazleton Standard Speaker have helped us promote our events. We appreciate that help. The local library system, especially The Osterhout Free Library, The Scranton Public Library and the Hazleton Library have been information clearinghouses for us when we wanted to fine tune our historical facts. My thanks go out to fellow local bloggers Gort 42, Wilkes Barre OnLine, Things At Kings and Another Monkey. All those mentioned are wildly diverse in their style, personality and presentations. But the technical support, encouragement and information sharing among these four gentlemen has been a thing of beauty to me. WILK’s news bloggers have also contributed greatly to the public discourse. When I started this effort in 2006, there was a plethora of blogs. To be frank the sheer volume was intimidating. But one by one, they went away because of lack of interest or commitment. Now there are only about 5 or 6 left. I’m proud to say The LuLac Political Letter is still standing. As we begin year number three, we hope to stay consistent, try to publish as much as we can in a qualitative way, be fair but opinionated but above all, try to be entertaining and interesting. Politics, local, statewide or national is a wonderful spectator sport. I’m glad I have a ringside seat to give you my views, accept your thoughts but most importantly embrace the notions of free speech and democracy. All that said, on to year 3.
LULUC YOU TUBE VIDEO
We get requests for it all the time, what better way to showcase our YOU TUBE video then on our second anniversary.
Click here for LuLac YOU TUBE video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6lEXSEQnDk.
THE FIRST FOOTSTEP
Here’s what we said on this date, two years ago.
May 8th, 2006
The Lu-Lac Political Report is a comprehensive Beneficial Load Of Government and political information. (BLOG). The reason why I am starting it is because I truly believe there is a lack of great political reporting in the Wilkes Barre/Scranton news market these days. The newspaper and broadcast field seems populated by individuals who stop short of explaining the whole story, whether it be the final conclusion or background information required of such a subject as politics. It could be budget, inexperience, laziness or just a lower standard. But the political reporting of Bill Griffiths, Carl Romanelli Sr., John “Pidge” Watson, Bill Luksic and Joseph Flannery is nowhere evident in our discourse today. I would like to try and fill that large void left by these journalists. This report will strive to provide political news to interested parties, (ie political junkies) commentary on those doings as well as an opportunity to analyze the who what, why, where and when of politics.Our intent is to provide readers with thoughtful views, provoke discussions on the political process, as well as educate the participants on some politicos who came before making all of what we are observing today possible. (We can debate on whether we can thank them or not!) We will also work in tandem with the current contemporaries available that opine and observe the political scene like the WILK Talk Radio network, local columnists, TV reporters and political consultants and activists. If there is a philosophical disagreement with any of these entities, we will not insult, intimidate or belittle them as other sites have done. There will absolutely be no personal attacks of any kind against how people look or comport themselves. There will be some commentary from the Blog Editor and Publisher but it will be listed as that, commentary. Opinions and varied points of view as they used to say on the TV editorials (whatever happened to them???) will be welcome.As we grow, we will add more interesting features that hopefully will entertain, enlighten and inform. As a political junkie, the past will be celebrated, the present will be reviewed and analyzed and the future will be considered. The site will be updated frequently with the goal to have something new posted once a day by 6PM. Let us begin on this new and exciting intellectual adventure!!!!