Thursday, August 04, 2011

The LuLac Edition #1702, August 4th, 2011



The owners of a Wilkes Barre Taxi Company are now going to avoid certain neighborhoods in the city because of a few robbery attempts. The latest robbery happened when a 26 year old man and two punks under the age of 16 pistol whipped a driver. Once more this is an example of criminals forcing business people to curtail services for citizens who have nothing to do with the crime. Can you imagine one of the good citizens living in that neighborhood and being denied something they want to pay for because of human garbage that is allowed to walk the street?! Thank heaven the police caught them, the next step is to have some Judge throw away the key. The Public Utility Commission weighed in and said the actions of the cab company were illegal. Maybe those fatheads at the PUC should call for a cab and ride along with the thugs. Maybe after they get the crap scared out of them, they might reconsider.


The Greater Scranton Interdependence Day Committee is making plans for the 2011 Celebration. The 2011 celebration will take place on Monday, Sept 12, 2011 at the William Nealon Federal Courthouse. The speaker for the event will be Patrice Broudeur, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair on Islam, Pluralism, and Globalization at the Faculty of Theology and the Science of Religions at the University of Montreal, Canada. For additional information please check out the Interdependence Day website at
Interdependence Day was launched in Philadelphia on September 12, 2003. The date was deliberately chosen as a post 9/11 symbol of regeneration, as a time to reflect on the tragedy of the incidents of terror, not only in the United States, but all over the world, and to ask ourselves "What next?" It seemed critically important to acknowledge the inevitability and significance of interdependence in our time, and set out to build constructively and culturally a global civic society.


The local GOP will be having their summer fling event this Saturday afternoon at 41 South Main Street in Wilkes Barre between 1 and 3pm. Tickets are ten bucks and you can be sure there will be a lot of fun and political talk at the event. Believe me no one parties like these 6th District Republicans.


There are many Democrats totally unhappy with Barack Obama. But the question is would there and should there be a challenge to him in the Democratic primaries? One of the biggest fears the Clinton folks had in 1995 was the emergence of a challenger to Bill Clinton. That’s why Dick Morris started advertising Clinton’s accomplishments long before any one thought of entering the race. And keep in mind during a primary challenge, all an insurgent has to do is come up with a decent showing pointing out that the incumbent is weak even within his own party. One wonders if there is a true liberal out there who might take the plunge. The President bought off Congressman Dennis Kucinich last year with an airplane ride on Air Force 1 so he’s out. Look for former Senator Russ Fiengold of Wisconsin to seriously think about going after Mr. Obama in the Democratic primary process. Hell, I’d settle for George McGovern in his late 80s as a viable alternative to the “Caver In Chief” occupying 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.


WBRE’s Joe Holden did a report last night on a Pittston Area woman who lost her license from PennDot because she was reported as “:truant” a dozen years ago. With Holden’s help and some heavy lifting by a few local legislators she did not lose her license. But the dumb downed mentality of the front line state workers she first encountered is a disgrace. Almost everyone she talked to said “there was nothing I could do about it”. I understand that most of these workers are usually from the lowest common intellectual denominator. By passing a civil service test they get the job. I give them credit for that but afterwards,once they begin working, they become chimpanzees. There is no creative questioning into what was an obvious mistake. Most likely she got people who just put their time in and didn’t want to rock the boat. It is sad that it took this woman calling a TV reporter to get to the bottom of what a good telephone rep might have handled with a manager. If it’s a letter that is even remotely above their pay grade, the state workers don’t even want to touch it. Another example of your tax dollars at work. And since I’m on a rant, how about this? How many times do you read about a person convicted for drunk driving with a suspended license going out there drunk and killing again! And these guys are worried about a truant from a decade ago??


Big news in the debate on whether the Pennsylvania State Stores should go to a private entity. Jonathan Newman, who used to be chair of the state Liquor Control Board, believes Pennsylvania has no good reason to be in the liquor business. "I think there is something inherently wrong going to state-controlled store that has a uniformity of selection, some of the highest taxes in the country, a flood tax from Johnstown in the 1930s that we are still paying for to this day," Newman said. State Rep.Tom Killion said he believes the state would do better under privatization because state residents who now cross borders to buy wine and liquor in other states would spend that money in Pennsylvania.
"I live in western Delaware County, six miles from the Delaware border, and I can tell you my neighbors do not shop in our state stores. My neighbors shop in Delaware at Total Wines," Killion said. Turzai hopes to get a vote on his bill, which would not affect beer sales, before the end of the year.This was a big get for supporters of a bill that would eliminate state stores. Some will argue that the descent of the stores has already begun with the introduction of kiosks in grocery stores.


Topic A Greatest Hits from David Yonki on Vimeo.



ECTV Live will feature Factoryville Mayor Gary Evans next week. He'll be discussing the annual Christy Mathewson Days celebration which brings thousands of people to the small community each year. Judge Tom Munley and David DeCosmo will co host the program which is broadcast each day at Noon and Midnight on Comcast Ch19.


Tiffany Cloud welcomes Richard Hughes this week on her program. Storm Politics can be seen on WYLN TV 35 on the following days: Thurs 9:30pm, Sat 5pm, Sun 11am, Mon 9pm, Tues 4:30pm, only on WYLN TV.


Shadoe Steele this week welcomes Al Jarreau. Saturday Night Live at the Oldies is heard every week from 7pm to midnight on WILK FM and AM.


This Week on Sunday Magazine, Aug 7th, Brian Hughes speaks with political activist Kevin Haggerty about the debt ceiling bill and Social Security, as well as Lackawanna County & Pennsylvania politics, and an online town hall meeting he is working on. And an encore of Brian's interview with author and financial expert Rick Ferri on the subject of passive investing. Sunday Magazine, Sunday morning at 5:30am on JR 93.7 & 97BHT, 6am on 97.9X, 6:30am on Magic 93, and 9:30am on WARM 590 AM.


Arthur Bremer is jailed for 63 years for shooting George Wallace...Dictator Idi Amin declares that Uganda will expel 50,000 Asians with British passports to Britain within 3 months.A huge solar flare (one of the largest ever recorded) knocks out cable lines in U.S. It begins with the appearance of sunspots on August 2; an August 4 flare kicks off high levels of activity until August 10......In Pennsylvania Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo says he was glad he did not attend the Democratic National convention and said that George McGovern showed poor judgement and organization in choosing Thomas Eagleton as his Vice President. Rizzo said it would be very likely that he would support Richard Nixon for President in the ’72 election……in Lackawanna County, Commissioner Luger and Pettinato restructure and revamp the Human Services offices in the county, and 39 years ago the number 1 song in Lulac land was “Brandy” by Looking Glass.


At 5:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

David, your video of you and the "voice" are great. I don't agree with you on eliminatig the hard stuff, especially for the reasons you gave. Botom line is profit to the state and I'm sure there is a buck in it for the stores. The stuff is legal therefore it should be sold and it is not for us to say it is too easy fo those who shouldn't drink. I've got a flash for you, if a drinker wants or needs it, they will get it. Let's not lose siight that the pofit motive might convince the idiots that we can't afford to lose the profits the state now gets from the sales. I can see it now, decent jobs will become minium wage jobs and the Indians will own the liquor stores just like they own the convenient stores and motels. Why can't you people just leave well enough alone? The fact that it is a Republican idea to sell the stores should be enough to tell you it is a bad idea.

At 6:03 AM, Anonymous Pope George Ringo said...

I hope that when ROmney becomes President that the Dem miniority filibusters every single initiative he proposes.
Then, and perhaps I am dreaming, in 2016 we can nominate HILLARY!!!
GOd Bless.

At 6:10 AM, Anonymous Pope George Ringo said...

One more point:
I heard supposed "fair and balanced" Bill O'Reilly stating that if the GOP has majorities in the House and SEnate and has the Presidency they will change the tax code to a flat tax.
The GOP can care less about taxes; it is plainly, like abortion, same sex marriage, etc. fundraising fodder.
Why would they give that away??
Does anyone really believe if "they" stood for tax reform such as a flat tax that it would not have been done when Bush had massive majorities???
BUt of course, they rewrite history and say Bush was not a true conservative.
ANd as far as Obama's health care plan, it will not be repealed.
Does anyone think for a moment that the GOP is going to take away this enormous boondoggle for the Insurance companies???
In the words of our last great liberal President, RIchard Nixon, "I wouldn't be the outhouse on it."

At 6:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the drivers should carry their own guns and when these low life try to rob them, they'll have some personal protection. Maybe if some of these criminals start getting shot, they won't be so brazen.

At 10:22 AM, Anonymous Professor Milburn Cleaver, OPA said...

An Open Letter to President Barack Hussein Obama

Dear Mr. President,
It is clear by now that you are aware that either incompetence, circumstance or both have imperiled your ability to lead the nation.
With over a trillion dollars spent on a stimulus plan that turned out to be a mere firecracker than the dynamite it was supposed to be; along with a confused debacle of a health care plan being your only accomplishements, I believe that it is time to take inventory.
WIth all due respect, Sir, you have no chance of being re-elected in the general election of 2012.
I ask you, on behalf of all AMericans, Liberal, Conservative, Independent, to withdraw your candidacy for the Democratic nomination today.
It is more important for you to devote your time to leading the nation (as best you can) without being distracted by what can only be an ill fated campaign.
I urge you to call on the best and brightest of your party to take the helm in a free spirited campaign for their party's nomination; whilst you stay in the oval office and attempt to govern full time.
Perhaps Secy. of State Clinton or Sen. Nelson of FLorida can announce candidacies.
I know one thing, either of them (and many many more in your party) would fare better than you in the general election.
You can leave office knowing that you did attain the highest office in the land and history will remember you as the first African American President.
It would be viewed by the nation as a whole as an honorable end to an ill fated Presidency. I will take your word that you did do your best yet, the job was just not up to your abilities.
With even your own party against you, now is the time to finally take an action that the majority of the country will finally agree with.
Withdraw Mr. President,
History and the nation will be all the better for it.

Professor Milburn Cleaver, OPA
Anytown, USA

At 10:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never saw Topic A. You guys are really good. And thanks for pulling out that Al Jarreau video, put that in a time capsule and you have the early 80s.

At 6:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow kind of racist there 5:51.... because people come here from another country and have more drive and ambition than lazy ****s like you, you criticize instead of commend? If you want your piece of the pie take a chance instead of waiting for a government job/check.

At 6:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you and Tarone are real good. I saw you guys in the driving rain at RiverFest interviewing Kanjorski and you, the crew and the support people never missed a beat. Good give and take on the booze issue.

At 10:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yonki, the Pirates just lost their 6th in a row. Are you and L.A. going to be moaning about that tomorrow night?

At 10:15 PM, Blogger David Yonki said...

Yonki, the Pirates just lost their 6th in a row. Are you and L.A. going to be moaning about that tomorrow night?

At 11:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Professor, on Sunday you were asked a question. It is now Thursday and you still have not answered it. You have posted since the question was asked so I can't ask has the cat got your tongue? Maybe the cat has another part of your anatomy,the part that gives one the courage to let all see the real person and what he stands for. We are all waiting with bated breath for your reply. Are you going to let us down and avoid the question? If you do you will certainly lose your professorial position. Your faithful, soon to be doubtful student.

At 12:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You all want Home Rule to fail! Walter thinks Luzerne County is about him. It's not! Medico is still trying to fight for her job. It's gone! Live with it!! Do your homework on Dobash, (edited).

At 7:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The state needs to get out of the liquor store biz. Let's give it to people who will actually listen to customers.

I'm tired of seeing 6 employees in the store and only one actually working...its like PennDOT!

At 11:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The professor needs to head back to his closet so he can continue playing with himsef. You professor are a joke and your feeble attempt to sound inteligent and knowledgable is a wste of your time. Do something constructive and please go back to your closet.


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