The LuLac Edition #1497, March 4th, 2011
PHOTO INDEX: "MAYBE I'M AMAZED" LOGO.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED
Maybe I’m Amazed……..that the great state of Ohio which was once the bastion of great Democrats like John Glenn, John Gilligan and Howard Metzenbaum now are governed by a guy (John Kasickh) who calls police officers idiots. What is even more amazing is that he did not do it in bed with his wife with a little pillow talk, he did not do it in private to friends but said it loudly and proudly before a group of students. In public.
Maybe I’m Amazed…..that even when a restaurant that Thom Greco is not even running (Mr. Tony’s) he still has to get his name in the paper over some dispute with the Mayor.
Maybe I’m Amazed…..that Steve Urban is running for a myriad of offices again. I kind of understand his spaghetti sauce strategy (through it against the wall and see what sticks) but I agree with Controller Walter Griffith who said it confuses the average voters. Walter is right, guys like Walter, Urban, myself and some of our readers like the “inside baseball” stuff of politics. But the average voter gets confused because they don’t know who’s who.
Maybe I’m Amazed…….that in Athens, Greece a driver can be given a citation for being unkempt and dressed sloppily. Two thoughts, what would Ohio Governor John Kasick say and my goodness, the jails would be crowded here in Lulac land with some of the stuff I see people wearing rolling into Sam’s Club. All I can say is you have to have a lot of self confidence to wear pajama bottoms out during sub freezing weather. And don’t even get me started on the craze they call “pajama jeans”.
Maybe I’m Amazed……that WVIA TV got criticized by some the other night for asking for money during the airing of the fine documentary “Miller’s Tale”. WVIA TV because of the progressive GOP Senate and House is an endangered species. They also co-produced the film and made it happen with an entre for the filmmaker to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Two of the Executive Producers were Tom Curra and A. William Kelly (better known as “Bill”). Why wouldn’t they ask for pledges? First off, they invested time and effort into it and need the money. Second, the pledge breaks were to me, non intrusive. Third, with all due respect to WVIA TV, you could tape it and put it on a DVR and fast forward. I get the point that it broke up the continuity of the documentary but I also see the need to capitalize on the airing of it.
Maybe I’m Amazed……that my first introduction to the late actress Jane Russell was when she was doing Playtex commercials in the 60s. Well past 45 then, it was still no surprise that she was a sex symbol of her day.
Maybe I’m Amazed…….that the trial of State Senator Jane Orie ended in a mistrial. I might be wrong but it seems to me that I agree with my old friend Dr. Joe Leonardi who believed that you can’t criminalize politics. The toughest thing about these indictments is the fact that the line between a political figure and public servant is very thin indeed. However this mistrial had nothing to do with a jury but because of some faulty documents offered by the defense.
Maybe I’m Amazed……..that the recent walk out (on their lunch hour mind you) by Social Security workers on Baltimore Drive is only all about the budget cutbacks and how it will affect Social Security recipients. The walkers say that a government cutback will cut back on services to their clientele. Not to mention the loss of their $25.00 an hour government jobs. But I’m sure that was way down their list of priorities when they went on their “lunch hour”.
Maybe I’m Amazed…..that I’m not so amazed that the two Deputy Sheriffs in Luzerne county who took out PFA’s against each other recently withdrew them.
Maybe I’m Amazed…….that anyone would not think that the suspension and the heavy handed manner in which it was offered to Wilkes Barre Attorney Jim Hayward had anything to do with his legal tussle with the powers that be at Luzerne County Children & Youth. When a fellow Attorney like Michael Pendolphi says that Hayward’s allegations about lying case workers are 100 % true (as told to the Times Leader) then you know very well where there is smoke there is fire.