The LuLac Edition #1779, Sepember 30th, 2011
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MAYBE I’M AMAZED
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……that the Scranton Wilkes Barre Yankees might have a hard time finding a summer home. The Stadium will be under renovation and the boys of Moosic won’t return until 2013. The Mets turned them down and that might not be a bad thing. I mean who wants to spend a summer in Newark.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..that the baseball season had such a wonderful end. I have been following the game since I was 6, playing it since was 7. I never, ever saw a more incredible last day than this year’s down to the wire pennant races. As one Old Forge bar owner used to say, “Very nice!”
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……that the Luzerne County GOP endorsed Rick Perry for President. Aren’t we jumping the gun on this one? Perry might very well implode. Besides the County GOP might be better off concentrating on trying to win a few County Council races this fall.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..that this rain has not stopped in our region. For those doubters who think there is no climate change, take a look out your window.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..that last Friday the Yankees honored Roger Maris on the 50th anniversary year of his breaking Babe Ruth’s record. The ceremony last Friday night was called because of rain and rescheduled for Saturday. There was no live telecast of it. Even 50 years later it was typical Maris luck. He was underrated for many years but no one can take away the fact that he hit 60s on Camels and Ballantine Beer. No other substances for him.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…….Bank of America (BAC) plans to start charging customers a $5 monthly fee for using their debit card to make purchases. The fee will be rolled out starting early next year. A number of banks have already either rolled out or are testing such fees. But Bank of America's announcement carries added weight because it is the largest U.S. bank by deposits.
Here’s what you do. Cancel your Bank of America account. Go to a credit union. Bank of America is one of the biggest blood sucking organizations in this country. They make mafia loan sharks of yesteryear look like choir boys. To use your own money, these pigs want $110.00 a year.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…………that there are people who want Chris Christie, the Governor of New Jersey to enter the Presidential race. He said no. Please take him at his word. We don’t need a loudmouth in the White House.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……………that I actually survived driving past the Hotel Sterling the other day without getting my skull crashed in by falling debris of the Hotel Sterling. If people want it torn down, raise the money from private funds. Or get that 6 million back from CityVest. How can you justify using money to tear that building down when you have bridges and roads still destroyed, when you have people from the flood not back in their houses yet and this region far from recovery. This is insane.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……..that the House Leadership in Washington still has their Republican defenders. House Republicans on Thursday unveiled plans to cut federal money for job training, heating subsidies and grants to better-performing schools. Let’s see they backed a war in Iraq that was all smoke and mirrors spending billions, they gave subsidies to the oil companies who only charged us more money for our gas and gave tax breaks to the rich. Oh I’m sorry, job creators! But now all of a sudden they want to correct those mistakes on those disenfranchised from their jobs, the cold in winter and those students and schools that actually performed better than the average standard. What is wrong with this picture?
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……that Southern (and that’s the key here folks) Beverly Perdue says that there should be no elections in 2012 so that everyone could work together without political entanglements. How stupid. So we keep the same obstructionist jerks in for another 2 years? Get rid of them. And by the way Governor, you made it almost impossible for anyone to vote for another woman Governor in your state.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..that Lindsay Lohan is now reported to be fooling around with older married men. Jeez what took her so long?
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……that in death, Leonard Dillion, head of the pioneering Reggae band the Ethiopians is finally getting his due. He died the other day at 68.
Dillon's Rastafarian-influenced and politicized lyrics helped pave the way for the more socially conscious reggae music that took hold in Jamaica in the late '60s. A young Bob Marley played with his group.