Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The LuLac Edition #1566, April 26th, 2011



Bruce Simpson made a comment that third party candidates and GOPers should not be working the room at a Democratic event during the primary and all hell broke loose. All of a sudden, Simpson is being decried as a person who wants to squelch free speech. Simpson says, “It has come to my attention that someone is saying that I oppose Libertarians from being on the ballot. That is incorrect as I have not only voted for Libertarians in the past, I believe they have a place in the political process. What I said was: I don't believe that Libertarians or Republicans should be "working" Democratic events prior to the Primary. That's my view and I won't change it.” One thing you don’t want to do is muddy up an already confusing primary. I know the Republicans and Libertarians want to get exposure but they aren’t going to sway Democratic votes. Perhaps the best example of campaign etiquette that meets the standard of Fair Play is what Wil Toole did in ’09. He stayed away from even getting his petitions signed until after the primary. He attended a debate sponsored by LuLac at LCCC among all the Controller candidates and said very little out of respect for the primary process. Then he went full boar in the general. Now all that stated, if any of the GOP or Libertarians want to get serious face time, we do have our bloggers meeting this Friday April 29th from 6 to 8PM and beyond at Rooney’s Irish Pub on South Main Street in Pittston.


Republican Hazleton Mayoral Candidates Debate
Thursday, April 28 at 7:00pm
Location: Live on WYLN TV-35
Incumbent Mayor Joe Yannuzzi squares off against challenger Jeff Cusat. This debate is going to be pretty interesting. There are some in the city that think Cusat has a better than even chance of upsetting Yannuzzi. Yannuzzi had a close association with Mayor Barletta and his tenure is seen as an extension of Barletta. Fair enough, he’s filling out the term. But Cusat’s ace in the hole is that perhaps the GOP in Hazleton might consider a Yannuzzi term in his own right a 4th Barletta term. The debate can be seen on Service Electric Channel 7 in Wilkes Barre.


Wednesday, April 27 at 7:00pm
Location: Nanticoke Eagles 834


There will be a C.O.P.S. Meeting
Thursday, April 28 at 7:00pm
Location: Conyngham Borough Municipal Building, 215 Main Street, Conyngham, PA 18219.


Gary DiBelio’s campaign for Lackawanna County Controller is finally getting some steam. DiBileo who was a perennial candidate for Mayor against Chris Doherty would be an ideal candidate to replace Ken McDowell in that job. DiBileo is making the rounds and shoring up support from his previous runs for the top job in the city of Scranton.


At 9:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well that strategy worked well for Toole?

If you are a candidate you need to show up any and everywhere. Name recognition is what wins elections. Nothing else. The more often and in more places people see or hear you, the more they will remember you in Nov. Politics is a full contact sport. If you are afraid, get out!

At 1:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:26 Your attitude goes a long way in explaining the disrespect our youth show for authority and life in general. These political party affairs are sponsored by and paid for with money from that particular Party. Independents and Third Party candidates show no class by "crashing" the political events of other candidates. Obviously you have no respect for the process and if you did, you would be telling those candidates to put up their own money and have their own events. I guess you're the same type of person who thinks that going to a private party uninvited is OK but most of the world would disagree with you. Wil Toole showed a lot of class during his campaign for Controller. He did not throw mud or throw out insults, he simply ran a campaign based on his professional qualifications and gave the voters the options of sticking with the party candidates or reaching out to an Independent candidate. I recently asked him why he ran as an Independent and he said that he simply felt that the office of Controller should be void of politics and political party influence. He was very complementary toward Walter Griffith and his efforts to date. Toole was right in principal but voters in Luzerne County are conditioned to vote Party in November. I respect Wil Toole and come to think of it, Bruce Simpson showed a lot of class by breaking the old rule of never mentioning your opposition, especially if you're about to say something nice about him. I plan to vote for Toole as well as Bruce Simpson. I have not yet decided on my entire slate of candidates but those two guys are at the top of my list. Check their professional resumes and if your fair minded with no axe to grind, I think you will agree that both of these gentlemen will be an asset to county government.
Signed Serious Voter

At 1:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if hitching your wagon to Lou Barletta's horse is a good idea, especially with Barletta voting to end Medicare in 10 years. Barletta fooled the people with his now proven phony support of senior programs such as Social Security and Medicare. You can bet that just as h voted to end Medicare, he will vote to privitize Social Security. Barletta is a one termer.

At 8:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gary Dibileo is like the energizer bunny. He just keeps runnin and runnin and who knows? The current controller has had some explaining to do regarding his departments past and present and accountability
issues. Gotta give Mr Dibileo credit. He is determined to serve
in some capacity. Maybe his motives are pure...Keep your batteries charged, Gary.

At 10:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well you may be a serious voter, but you don't understand that most of the electorate aren't serious or smart for that matter. Manners and respect have NEVER been part of the election process; go back to Adams and Jefferson. One can't get anything changed or accomplished if one loses the election. So shove your holier than though shit back up your ***.

At 4:25 PM, Anonymous Mayor Bill said...

Annonymous should read today's (Wednesday) letter in the Times Leader from Lou Barletta where he explains the facts about the Medicare vote. For those 55 and over, there will be NO change in Medicare benefits. For those 55 and under there will be some changes, and if there isn't any changes THEN Medicare would be out of business within 10 years. Please get your facts right before you critizise politicians and their stances on important issues.

At 4:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:40 So here we have a response that requires vulgarity and stating that manners and respect should be shoved where the sun don't shine! I hope there a only a few residing in your zoo and I sincerely hope that you are not the average voter. I urge voters to read web sites, examine resumes and you go off on vulgarities. Here is my challenge of the day, I'm willing to bet your also a draft dodger and never served in the military, you simply sit at your computer and strongly endorse mud slinging campaigns based on lies and exaggerations. God save us from fools.

At 4:16 AM, Blogger PoorRichard said...

Mayor Bill, I'm wondering how many walls you walk into with your blind allegiance to Lou Barletta. The entire free world knows that the Ryan plan which Barletta voted for ends medicare in 10 years. It will be replaced with a voucher that would be worthless within 3 months of a serious illness. Medicare is an outstanding program that senior citizens cannot live without. You will be there one day and then you too will be cursing the likes of Lou :The Liar" Barletta. He can ex plain this all he wants but the fats will not change. Does he actually believe that private insurance companies will sell insurance to a senior citizen with a truck load of aliments? You need to check your facts take a cold shower and wake the hell up. No Lou for me, he needs to go and the sooner the better. By the way Mayor Bill, where are you the mayor, Fantacy Land?


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