The LuLac Edition #1048, Dec. 23rd, 2009
The Associated Press reported Tuesday that the majority leader of the Pennsylvania House directed illegal campaign activities by legislative employees and raised campaign funds from inside the Capitol. The witnesses in the widening probe, which has reached top levels of the state General Assembly, allege conduct similar to that for which 25 others have been charged. That said, State Rep. Todd Eachus has not been charged. Now anyone can hurl a charge in testimony and it is important to point out that again Eachus has not been charged. But it can't make Democratic Legislative insiders happy going into a crucial election year that Eachus' name came up in the proceedings.
Taxpayers in Congressional District 11 (Kanjorski) will pay $17.6 million for proposed ballistic missile defense in FY2010. For the same amount of money, the following could have been provided: 4,352 People with Health Care for One Year.
Taxpayers in Congressional District 10 (Carney) will pay $18.1 million for proposed ballistic missile defense in FY2010. For the same amount of money, the following could have been provided: 4,482 People with Health Care for One Year. Next time someone tells you that universal health care is just too expensive throw those numbers out at them.
He might be controversial but at Christmas Bob Bolus is the host with the most. The former Mayoral candidate for Scranton's top job will provide meals for anyone interested for the 15th year in a row. The holiday meal, open to all will be on Christmas Day from noon to 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at St. Lucy's Church 949 10th Street in Scranton and Bolus is expecting 3,000 people this year. More than 3,000 people are expected to attend the annual dinner, Bolus said. The menu will feature 75 turkeys about 22 to 26 pounds each, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, vegetables, cranberry sauce, stuffing, salads, desserts and drinks. Christmas presents will also be distributed to children that attend the dinner. Bolus said area supermarkets and organizations donate to the annual event, and he finances the rest. For more information, contact Bolus at 346-7659 or 1-877-277-0807.
THE ACLU AND THE COUNTY
I refrained from any comments about the King’s college student, the ACLU, and the Manger scene on the lawn of the Courthouse. To me it was a tempest in a teapot. Given the ferocity of the issue I just knew the people who wanted the religious display would prevail. I always thought the expression of the season on any type of property was appropriate. But if the ACLU is going to fight a battle like this, why don’t they go after the Bishops and the Priests and the ministers and the other clerics who impose their religious beliefs on church goers? Why don’t they go after those people who want to deny Catholics Communion for not being pro life enough? When they do that, then I’ll take them seriously.
THE CASEY PROTEST
Again it mystifies me why the Pro Life crazies targeted Senator Robert Casey’s home in the Hill Section of Scranton. Guys, Casey is Pro Choice. He has four kids. He comes from a family with 8 kids. His siblings have provided the late Bob Casey and his wife Ellen with 32 grandchildren. He’s the last guy you want to lecture about the sanctity of life and children. The harassment of the Senator is just another ingredient of this fringe group that is undermining the civility of the debate in this country. By going after Bob Casey Junior all they accomplished was to make him look like a giant and their mission and message seem so small.
Wonderful Radio London commences transmissions with American top 40 format broadcasting, from a ship anchored off the south coast of England....The Cleveland Browns defeat the Baltimore Colts in the NFL Championship Game1964, the Browns went 10–3–1 and reached their first title game in 7 years. The Browns throttled the heavily favored Baltimore Colts 27–0, with receiver Gary Collins catching 3 TD passes to earn the MVP award…….In Pennsylvania State Internal Affairs Secretary Genevieve Blatt pronounces that she is pretty much done with electoral politics. Blatt ran for the U.S. Senate and was defeated by Hugh Scott. Blatt later becomes a Pennsylvania State Court Judge……On Christmas Day Father Michael Krupar Pastor of St. John the Baptist Church in Pittston dies of cancer……and 45 years ago this week the number 1 song in America and LuLac land was “Going Out of My Head” by Little Anthony and the Imperials.
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