Tuesday, March 03, 2009

The LuLac Edition #746, Mar. 3rd, 2009



We understand the Feds have sent Target letters to a few local Attorneys making them aware that they are the "target" of an investigation in the probe of the Luzerne County Judiciary. Those letters reportedly say they will be questioned about information they may have about corruption within the Luzerne County legal system. WBRE TV's I-Team also learned that at least one district justice from Luzerne County has been questioned by federal agents. This report tells us that this probe is far from over and will continue for a while. In the meantime, more arrests will be forthcoming.


Former Congressman Pat Toomey has told newspapers he is reconsidering another run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Arlen Specter. Pat Toomey nearly beat Specter in Pennsylvania's 2004 GOP primary. Now, Toomey, president of the anti-tax Club for Growth, says he's weighing another run against Specter. Toomey says in a statement that he thinks that government bailouts are taking the country on a dangerously wrong path. Specter beat Toomey in the primary by about 17,000 votes out of more than a million cast, to then win a fifth term. Toomey has also been weighing a run at the Governor's office in 2010. Toomey may have a good shot in the Republican Senate primary but whether he can transfer that popularity into a general election run in a middle of the road state like Pennsylvania is another matter altogether.


Rush Limbaugh is not only a popular and entertaining radio commentator but also a lightening rod for the Republican party. The latest dust up comes after Limbaugh's long speech at the CPAC convention this past weekend. On Saturday night on CNN, GOP Chair Michael Steele called Rush Limbaugh a mere "entertainer" with an "incendiary" talk show. After Limbaugh took off on him on Monday afternoon, Steele apologized. The apology has led to a debate whether Limbaugh is the defacto spokesman of a party on the brink or whether politicos can regain their grip on the GOP. This infighting between a top party official and a conservative opinion leader who claims to have an audience of 20 million developed into a distracting episode for a party struggling to compete with a popular president and find its voice as the opposition party. Limbaugh has always been an entertainer that has poked fun at the homeless, the poor and the Democrats. A lot of it has been over the line and in poor taste but it has been taken for what it is: a radio show. Limbaugh's remarks on how he won't apologize for hoping the Obama administration fails has taken him from court jester to policy pronouncer. And to the chagrin of most moderate Republicans, the Dems have taken notice. As a matter of fact this weekend, a labor-liberal coalition will air about $100,000 in ads on national cable television and in Washington markets in an effort to shackle the GOP to Limbaugh, whose commentary does not follow the GOP party line. Going to the extreme has never been a willing strategy for the Consaervative wing of the Republican party. The fight started by Limbaugh will aid him in his audience building and name recognition but do nothing for the GOP in terms of finding its voice.


At 2:19 PM, Anonymous Penelope's Ex said...

Limbaugh has once again demonstrated why he is the most listened to talk show host. Everyone from the Press Secretary to Letterman to local bloggers are talking about him. What will that equal, people tuning in to what he will say next --- that will equal ratings and that will equal more money for Rush. The guy is a brilliant self promoter and self marketer, nothing more and definitely nothing less. And he will laugh living within his Florida compound and lighting his cigars with hundred dollar bills.
The worst thing anyone could do is to stop talking about him, but he provides such well calculated fodder that will never happen.
Congrats to Rush and Kudo's to P.T. Barnum for he made the legendary remark that Rush continues to prove --- There is a SUCKER born everyday. Anyone who gives Limbaugh credence as a policy wonk or spokesperson for the GOP plays into his masterful manipulation.

At 3:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yonki: Saw you on TV last night talking about AIG. You're an economist now?
Your views are so left of Obama'S, I wonder how a Hillary supporter got to that point. Liked the tie. Joe Biden blue! At least you were more coherant than he was. Disagreed with you though.

At 4:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those who remember John Steinbecks classic "Of Mice and Men" will un-
derstand when I say the Republicans are saying, "Tell us about the rabbitts, Rush".


At 6:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As Martin Luther King said, "Let's judge by content of character not the color of one's skin". David Yonki would say, "Let us not judge by Arrow but by Donna Karan". Saw you on TV. Looked good but you are so up Obama's ass, it is unreal.


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