The LuLac Edition #1739, September 2nd, 2011
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MAYBE I’M AMAZED
MAYBE I'M AMAZED……………that a guy like John Wishinski won a big lottery prize last week. Usually you see people win who have more than enough. This guy and his wife were living a decent but not spectacular material life. He changed his routine, bought a ticket and boom, he won a big amount of money. But in a story from the Times Leader, he told the reporter he wasn’t going to get a new car because he likes his one year old Ford Focus just fine thank you because it gets good gas mileage. A guy after my own heart!
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…….that while my buddy L.A. Tarone was taking a vacation away from WYLN TV 35, I heard him subbing for Sue Henry on WILK Radio. With Rob Nyehard back in school I guess L.A. went above and beyond the call of duty Thursday.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…….at how pathetic the South was in the 1960s regarding race. I went to see a movie in a theatre (rare for me with Ms. LuLac) and we saw “The Help”. The blatant ignorance of the southern people at that time was appalling. There’s a reason people from the south are portrayed as dumber and more ignorant than most. If you are a thinking person, see this movie. You’ll be outraged at how “Christian” these people were to blacks back then.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……that in just one week the NFL starts with my Packers opening up the season. It is tough to repeat but all of their hurt guys are coming back.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…….at the lack of interest in the John Perzel plea proceedings. This guy as Speaker of the House was at the center of every significant legislative deal in the Commonwealth. Pay raise, gambling, all of that stuff. If he did make some deals that were not quite kosher, I’m sure there are people just a little bit nervous right now.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED………that an afternoon baseball game on TV toward the end of summer is just as enjoyable to me at least as a World Series game. Love the strategies of the game. Even though it is sometimes time consuming.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED………that the term “rookie” comes from a Civil War term “reckie” which was short for recruit.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……..that three years into his administration President Obama is making rookie mistakes like scheduling a speech when the opposition party was otherwise occupied. Worse yet though is the way Obama once again caved and made his Presidency, check that, the Presidency diminish in its value to this country. I can’t imagine Harry Truman or Lyndon Johnson budging on this issue. It’s almost like John Boehner is the President while Obama is the understudy. The Presidency as an institution is being insulted. This has never happened in our history where the President was refused a date with the joint session of Congress. Even Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton immersed in scandals were not turned down. If it were me, I’d rent a hall someplace and give my speech anyway and in the process tell the GOP in the House to bite me. But you see, I’m different than the President, I still have a set on me, apparently his were stolen.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……that I am actually being drawn to the Dick Cheney bio. Say what you want about Cheney he redefined the role of the Vice President. Plus his differences with George W are pretty fascinating. Also you have to give him props for his health battles he has faced head on.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……..that still in America, when you want to buy something, American business will put a red flag in front of you. I was trying to buy some software from a company “AnyBizSoft” to change PDF files into WORD docs. After one afternoon I gave up because their set up and web presence was so prohibitive and downright stupid that I just gave up on them. I can lose thousands of dollars gambling, buying movies, lottery games and other crap easier than it is to get a simple piece of their sorry ass software. But again, that’s why we as a country are struggling because some businesses makes it so hard for you to spend your money.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……that there hasn’t been any effort whatsoever by the Muscular Dystrophy people to come to an agreement with Jerry Lewis regarding his role in the telethon. I can’t imagine they would think he’d hurt them more than help them.