The LuLac Edition #1303, Sept. 18th, 2010
PHOTO INDEX: OUR INTERVIEW LOGO.
This week’s Interview segment is a composite of a few people I spoke with at last night’s Blog Social at Rooney’s in Pittston.
Q: What are you hearing on the election?
A: What am I hearing, it’s more like what am I not hearing. My God people are energized.
A: Yes you are right but I’m not sure that the energy is positive.
A: No way is it positive energy unless you want to throw everyone out. But in a way that is positive because people want a change.
Q: But they wanted a change the last time?
A: They sure got it but don’t forget people in the country are used to instant actions.
A:Right, right, I think TV had a lot to do with that.
Q: But the change you speak of, at least to me doesn’t seem to be backed up by a lot of alternative action. Are you hearing any ideas from the outsiders?
A: They don’t have to have ideas because people are mad. They are voting emotionally.
A: Yeah I agree with that. I think people are so scared they just want to lash out.
Q: But the Tea Party people are made up of people who are not starving, not poor. I mean that’s not what revolutions are based on are they?
A: In a way you are correct. But people who are active are fed up with what they perceive to be the haves and have nots.
A: Yeah, I bust my ass to make $40,000 a year and these politicians and lobbyists get nearly $150,000. That’s not fair.
Q: True but for years we let these guys do this. And not just Harrisburg but all over.
A: Like the Mid Valley administrator retiring with $700,000 a year or whatever.
Q: But they were in place. You just can’t take it back can you?
A: Damn right we can.
A: Yeah they did it California in that town where they had huge pensions.
A: I think if it’s bad enough things can be rolled back.
Q: Obvious question, will all of you be voting this year?
A: We’re not only voting we’re working for candidates of our choice.
Q: Who are you going for?
A: Mundy and Kanjorski.
Q: Interesting. As a Democrat will Mundy and Kanjorski have a problem because of the anti incumbent fever?
A: Possibly that’s why I’m working very hard.
A: Who’s Mundy?
Q: The rep in the 120th District, you’re focused on your Scavo’s race in Lackawanna County so I’ll give you a pass.
Q: Ever been this involved before?
A: I was raising my kids.
A: I’m a Democrat and I think Kanjorski and Mundy still have a little fight left in them.
Q: Any predictions on how this is going to end?
A: I don’t know but I can tell you that this is unlike anything I’ve ever been involved in. People are mad.
Q: But they can’t articulate why they’re mad?
A: And that’s the most dangerous kind of anger there is.
Q: Why is that?
A: Because it comes from a sense of despair. I know, I’m divorced and I feel exactly the same way I did when I was breaking up with my spouse. I was mad. And that anger spawned action.
A: Yeah I see the point. People are unhappy and they don’t feel the need to justify why because they get the sense that government doesn’t justify what it does.
Q: Yes it does, it’s called a political campaign and whether you know it, like it or hate it my friends, you are in the very thick of it.
A: Yeah you’re right.
A: Now which one are you? Gort or Valenti?
Q: I’m LuLac. Those guys are over there.
A: Oh I read your stuff.
A: Me too. You look more…….
Q: Good looking in person?
A: No, I can’t articulate it.
Q: How about I look more tired in person?
A: Yeah, you do look tired.
A: Yes you do. As a matter of fact you look exhausted.
A: See, we tired you out.
Q: I’m sure you’re only starting to exhaust people?