The LuLac Edition #737, Feb. 23rd, 2009
PHOTO INDEX: BLOG EDITOR WITH JIM BUNNING, (CIRCA 1982) AND PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA.
JIM, JIM, JIM!!!!!
Jim Bunning was one of my favorite ballplayers. As a Detroit Tiger he pitched a no hitter in the American League and then on Father's Day, 1964, he pitched a perfect game against the New York Mets. I loved him as a ballplayer but am rather dubious of him as a United States Senator. Bunning's latest blunt statement centers around Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The old Phillie righthander said his support for conservative judges may come into play shortly because one of the Supreme Court's liberal members, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, could die in less than a year from pancreatic cancer. Ginsburg has "bad cancer. The kind that you don't get better from," the two-term Kentucky Republican said during a 30-minute Lincoln Day dinner speech Saturday in Elizabethtown, according to the Courier-Journal of Louisville. Doctors diagnosed the 75-year-old justice and removed a small tumor this month. They said the cancer was caught early, when it is most curable "Even though she was operated on, usually, nine months is the longest that anybody would live" with pancreatic cancer, Bunning said. Bunning spokesman Mike Reynard did not have an immediate comment Monday about the speech. Ginsburg was in court Monday, 18 days after undergoing surgery. The American Cancer Society estimates that 20 percent to 24 percent of patients whose pancreatic cancer is caught early survive five years. Bunning has had lackluster fundraising so far, but has said he intends to seek re-election in 2010. Bunning, 77, has had testy exchanges lately with Mitch McConnell, his fellow Kentuckian and the Senate Republican leader and is expected to face a tough re-election challenge. Jeez, when I was in the hospital, I asked my friends to not come and see me just because I would be no use to them in terms of conversation and friendship. God, if Bunning came to visit............................I'd be dead and buried before I even got off the operating room table!
HISTORY ON HOLD
The bleak economy is affecting Pennsylvania state historical sites. Barbara Franco, the commission's executive direct went before the House Appropriations Committee to talk about the impact of Gov. Ed Rendell's proposed 20 percent cut in the commission's funding. Legislators serving on the committee generally supported a less dire cut in order to preserve the state's historical assets.
I'LL TAKE IT!!!
Mr. President: You know that stimulus money the southern Governors are turning down? I'll take it. I can use my degree in Government to work with worthy state agencies and non profits to make certain that money is spent in the right place with concrete results. E mail me here at LuLac!