Monday, May 09, 2011

The LuLac Edition #1585, May 9th, 2011



I’m getting reaction about my comments on the Times Leader endorsements for Luzerne County Council. One politico took issue with the fact that I dissed Wayne Wolf and Tim McGinley as candidates that were endorsed. I was told that Wayne Wolfe is director of staffing and volunteer services at the American Red Cross. I was also told that he is involved in community service work for the Presbyterian Church for many years utilizing his degree in Theology that he got from King’s College. (I might be calling him up if these Catholic ethnic churches keep getting destroyed by the Diocese of Scranton!) Another guy that was touted was Tim McGinley who I’m told everybody likes. I was told that even though I intimated McGinley was connected, he did yeoman;s service as a principal at Wyoming Valley West High from 1986 to 1999. I was also told that he was the director of Administration for the Commotion on Economic Opportunity, a full time position which he accepted after his retirement from the school district. In the meantime this race is really heating up with candidates sending e mails regarding other candidates credentials or lack thereof to us humble bloggers. I’m sure the newspapers are getting hit hard too.


The Times Leader yesterday endorsed their candidates for Judge. Under the guise of "Strongly Recommended" were; John Aciukewicz, Vito DeLuca, Dick Hughes, Fred Pierantoni Joe Sklarosky and Mike Vough. Not a woman among the top 6.
"Recommended" were; Mike Blazik, Molly Hanlon Mirabito, Jennifer Rogers and Joe Saporito.
Finishing up under the "Adequate" category were; Mike Bufalino, Lesa Gelb, Jim Haggerty
Paula Radick, Tony Ross and Jim McMonagle. Reminds me of that old joke, "What do you call a person that finishes dead last in his class at Medical School? Doctor!"


The Committee to Elect Lesa Gelb Judge Announces a Rally on May 14th.
The Committee to Elect Lesa Gelb Judge will host a rally with the candidate on Saturday, May 14th from 2-4 PM at the Swoyersville American Legion located at 259 Shoemaker St in Swoyersville.
The event is free and open to the public. Food and refreshments will be provided.
Anyone with questions regarding the event can call 570-288-7022 or e-mail for more information.
Where: Swoyersville American Legion
259 Shoemaker St.
Swoyersville, PA 18704
When: 2-4 PM
Saturday, May 14th
Lesa Gelb is a candidate for the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas. She has been a practicing attorney in Luzerne County for twenty-five years and has served on and led the boards of numerous civic and non-profit groups. In an attempt to rekindle the electorate’s faith in their judges, she is not accepting contributions from attorneys. More information about Lesa’s candidacy can be found at


The grassroots progressive group Democracy for America (DFA) is launching its first Afghanistan withdrawal campaign on Monday. The move comes just a few weeks after its founder, former Gov. Howard Dean (D-Vt.), announced that he was changing his position and backing the pullout of troops.
Last month, Dean -- who was an outspoken critic of the Iraq War but has defended military action in Afghanistan -- said he has had a change of heart and now believes the war in Afghanistan is not "winnable."
"The Vietnam War showed us we shouldn't prop up corrupt governments, and that's what we've got in Afghanistan," Dean told The Daily Beast.
It was unlikely that the group Dean founded would publicly take a position with which he disagreed. But DFA Communications Director Levana Layendecker told The Huffington Post that the primary impetus for the campaign was actually the death of Osama bin Laden and the group's members calling for a campaign on Afghanistan.


At 4:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, you obviously just spouted off about Tim McGinley. Yes, he knows people. That doesn't make him "connected," as you would put it.


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