The LuLac Edition #506, June 26th, 2008
PHOTO INDEX: A SAD MARIA SHARAPOVA, SENATOR CLINTON AND OBAMA AND A GUN, SOME AMERICAN'S BEST FRIEND.
My girl Maria Sharapova was defeated today in one of the opening rounds of Wimbledon. She was upset by a newcomer. I petitioned Mrs. LuLac to give me permission to fly to England and console the distraught, young athlete. I even offered to take my good friend David Dellarte, a tennis aficionado along as a chaperone and WILK Morning Talk Show host Kevin Lynn, a former tennis pro as my wing man. Predictably, the answer was nay.
The Supreme Court’s ruling that Americans have a right to own guns for self-defense and hunting was the opening salvo in what will be a long legislative battle over how strictly cities and states can regulate firearms sources in the know said today.
The court’s 5-4 ruling, its first ever addressing the ambiguity and fuzziness of the Second Amendment, upheld an appeals court ruling that struck down the District of Columbia’s 32-year-old ban on handguns. The decision went further than even the Bush administration had sought, but it probably leaves most firearms laws intact. It also struck down Washington’s requirement that firearms be equipped with trigger locks or kept disassembled, but it left intact the licensing of guns, and it upheld longstanding prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons or the mentally ill. Americans love their guns. I used to work for a guy who was a gun owner as was his whole family. One day when I came into work, I saw he was upset and I asked him what was wrong. “Jimmy got in a fight on Sunday at the Woods and the guy he kicked the crap out of is going to press charges. If they stick, do you know what that means, he won’t be able to exercise the most precious right Americans have if he is convicted on a felony count. Do you realize what that means?” he said. I replied, “He won’t be able to vote?” “Hell no” the guy said, “he won’t be able to carry a gun!”
It appears Barak Obama has won over more than half of Hillary Clinton's former supporters, according to an Associated Press-Yahoo News poll that finds party loyalty bypassing hard feelings less than three weeks after their bruising Democratic presidential contest ended. You’d never know it talking to Mrs. LuLac or callers to the Steve Corbett Show on WILK Radio. But
the poll suggests time is beginning to heal some wounds from the primary campaign and that the New York senator's endorsement of Obama carried weight. The poll was taken in the days after Clinton suspended her campaign and said she was supporting her rival. Obama's acceptance by Clinton supporters is steady, yet far from complete. More than one in five who had backed the New York senator now plan to support Republican John McCain in the fall, a boost for McCain. Last night we went to the Blue Ribbon Dairy in West Pittston for some ice cream and a thirty plus something “mom” was there in a McCain tee shirt. She told me she had supported Senator Clinton in the primary. We shall see how this turns out. But my feeling is that if the Dems want a slam dunk, pick Hillary for Veep and Barack can sit on his front porch and plan his Cabinet the rest of the way to November.