Monday, January 10, 2011

The LuLac Edition #1432, Jan. 10th, 2011



If you were watching the Eagles Post Game Show on Comcast Sunday night you saw Governor Ed Rendell opining on the Eagles loss to my Packers. Governor Ed said the team had promise, was young but that Michael Vick was covering up for a multitude of sins on the 2010 Philadelphia Eagles. Not a sports fan, well if you tuned in to 60 Minutes on CBS who did you happen to see on a story about gambling? Governor Ed that’s who. He was his old charming self giving a half assed reason why chronic gamblers should lose their money here in the Commonwealth because after all if they are going to lose it, they might as well do it here. Kind of like a parent feeding beer to a 15 year old in the rec room on the theory that “they’re going to do it anyway”. What was intriguing was the way Rendell went off on someone in that interview room. When he referred to people as “not getting it” and saying those people were “simpletons” it appeared to me that he was not looking at Leslie Stahl but rather over her shoulder. Was there a smart ass producer trying to get in the act? Even though Ed Rendell thinks he can charm the devil himself, when 60 Minutes comes calling they’re not coming to tell you that you’re a swell fellow. Rendell found out that Leslie Stahl or whoever was with her was not Vern Hebron.


Just in case you were wondering how local Congressmen were reacting to the Tuscon tragedy, Representative Tom Marino of the 10th District issued a statement as to how his public events would be handled.
Saturday’s tragic assault on an Arizona congresswoman will not change U.S. Rep. Tom Marino’s plans to spend most of his time working with his constituents in the 10th District. Marino on Sunday said he will be “vigilant and cautious” about public events, adding: “In no way will it prevent me from traveling the district, meeting with my constituents and taking care of their needs.” Marino said he was shaken and saddened by Saturday’s shooting which critically injured U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 13 others and left six dead including a member of Giffords’ staff, a federal judge and a 9-year-old girl. “My condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those who died in this senseless attack,” Marino said. “I ask the people of the 10th District to pray with me for the full recovery of those who were injured. “We are a strong people,” he said. “Our resolve will enable us to come back with an even stronger desire to serve the public.” Marino, along with all other members of the 112th Congress, was briefed Sunday afternoon about security measures involving their activities in Washington and their respective districts. One change that Marino’s office will implement, according to District Director Dave Weber, will require the congressional office to notify local law-enforcement officials and the county district attorney when a public event is scheduled in the district. Marino said he and his staff would follow the procedures and guidelines that are being formulated by the Capitol Police and the congressional Sergeant-At-Arms. The D.C.-based groups will continue to update congressional workers on any new provisions. “We will do what we are advised to ensure the safety of the constituents and my staff but I continue to look forward to spending most of my time in the district, meeting with my constituents and serving them,” Marino said.


At 8:33 AM, Anonymous Junction said...

60 Minutes gave big Eddie a great send off. He goes out with a bang.
They made the hairs on the back of his neck stand pretty straight wouldn't ya think?

At 9:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go Eddie ... Go!

At 9:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yonk, you are going to miss Ed. I know you are. Just when will your last Valentine to Big Ed appear in LuLac?

At 12:29 AM, Blogger David Yonki said...

Just when will your last Valentine to Big Ed appear in LuLac?

At 9:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will the new governor get a spot on the Eagles postgame show or will it be with the Steelers?
I'm not happy about Corbett, but Old Ed has really worn out his welcome. Get on the bus Ed.


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