Saturday, November 12, 2011

The LuLac Edition #1833, November 12th, 2011

Maybe I'm Amazed Logo.


MAYBE I'M AMAZED........that the new District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis says she’ll jump right into one of the big cases if needed. I’m, sure a twenty year lifer in the D.A.’s office will be thrilled to hear that. Salavantis though is not lacking for confidence and says, "I will be surrounded by the top prosecutors in the area," Salavantis said. "... It'll be an adventure." Adventure indeed!
MAYBE I’M AMAZED….that the legacy of Joe Paterno is now in ashes because of the way this mastermind of detail let things get away from him. When it comes to sexual abuse of children, that’s something he needed to be on top of. But the administration of Penn State needs to be blamed. Tell me where an employee who is retired, let go, eased out, fired can come back continually and use area facilities and lift in the weight room. How the hell does that happen?
MAYBE I’M AMAZED….that Eileen Sorokas came within 60 votes of being on the new county council. Equally amazing is the fact that only 2 women made it to the councilmanic body.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..that Lesa Gelb came within a few votes of actually losing a double nomination. She pulled through but at one point it was Dick Hughes vs. Gelb instead of Hanlon Mirabito.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..that little old WYLN TV 35 got the first news feed out of State College that Joe Paterno was axed. While the other stations were setting up live, ‘YLN’s Beth Mensinger walked outside of the meeting room and broadcast the news through an internet camera that was heavily used the night before in the station’s Election Night coverage.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED….that when I subbed for John Webster on Election Morning with WILK’s Nancy Kman, very few people talked about the elections but about Penn State. It got to the point that it didn’t seem like there was an election.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..that WILK’s Rusty Fender does not read his traffic reports. He sits down in front of a microphone and does them all from memory.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED….that Presidential contender Rick Perry could not name all three agencies he said he wants to eliminate as President. Debates are showcases that even the dimmest of candidate bulbs prepare for. The reason why John Kennedy won the debates was that he looked good but that he was ready for any eventuality. Perry is either not knowledgeable enough to be President or was not prepared enough to take the debates or the race seriously. The last thing we need is another Texan Governor who has a passing acquaintance with intelligence about public policy.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..that there are still people angry that Tom Leighton won a third term as Mayor of Wilkes Barre. The way you beat an incumbent is make the case that you can do a better job. Lee Namey did it against Tom McLaughlin and Leighton himself did it against Tom McGroartey. The GOP has to begin a long term project to become successful in Wilkes Barre. It can be done but it might take a generation or two before it happens.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..that voters in Lackawanna County gave a resounding thumbs up to both Jim Wansacz and Corey O’Brien. Even more amazing is the fact that they are now shocked and dismayed that county taxes were going to go up.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED….that the students at Penn State decided that a riot would be the proper response to the firing of Joe Paterno. A drunken mob never solved anything. But the Penn State story reminds me that everyone wants a piece of this story. That’s fine but the people who damaged property and put the lives of media members in danger should be jailed and prosecuted. I remember when college students protested against important things like war, racial segregation and human rights. By the way, please do not interpret this as a slam against all college students. Some are quite articulate, intelligent and non violent.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…........................that porn actress, some call her a legend but c’mon……..Sasha Grey was a guest reader at Emerson Elementary School in Compton, California earlier this month, joining first and third grade students in their Read Across America day. Grey certainly enjoyed the experience, tweeting, "Spent the am with Read Across America Compton, reading to the sweetest 1st & 3rd grade students @ Emerson Elementary!" The problem, TMZ reports, is that parents aren't happy -- and that school officials, instead of addressing the issue, are claiming it never happened. Obviously the school officials trained at the Penn State school of public relations and problem solving.


At 12:26 AM, Blogger D.B. Echo said...

They let Sasha Grey READ to kids? Honestly, the consensus I've gotten on her is that she's wonderful as long as she doesn't talk. As soon as she starts talking, the annoyance meters spike and everything else is secondary. And they let her read to kids? Geez.

At 7:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't it seem funny, that as soon as Salavantis won, Hugo Selenski changed his self representing for trial to changing to have representation? All the bad guys are probably licking their chops, with the kid getting into that position!

At 4:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What amazes me most is all of the what ifs surrounding Penn State, so I thought I would add my own.
What if the higher ups acted upon Joe Paterno's reporting of the incidence he made them aware? The news reports would probably read: Legendary Coach Joe Paterno has shown that he follows the rules. A horrible incidence was reported to him, and he took it to the higher ups, per University policy and the administration has taken the proper steps to have former coach Sandusky investigated.

The monster in this case is Sandusky. The vilian is McQuery for not intervening.

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

Too easy to damn McQueary. They are all equal villians.
The monster is Penn State and the cover up mode they went into in 1998. They did exactly what the Catholic Church did and thought it was working and everything was fine
for 15 years or more!
Damn them all!

At 1:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe I'm NOT amazed that the so-called riot received live coverage for a couple of hours and the vigil, which had considerably more students, received about 30 seconds worth of coverage.
The media likes to disavow responsibility, claiming they only report what is happening. It is how they report and how much time they give to a report that drives the story and in turn opinion.

At 4:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "The LuLac Edition #1833, November 12th, 2011":

McQueary is a big guy in great shape so he didn't walk away from that site because he was intimidated and afraid, he did it because he has no moral compus.
Heym what ever happened to former WB mayor Tom McGroartey?
OK so this wn't make print, I want to say it anyway........ I continue to be amazed that with talen such as you and esecially Rusty Fender abailable, WILK (edited).
I'm amazed that WILK thinks Rush Limbaugh has a real audiane in LuLac land. edited why don't they dump Rush and go with a local interest? Of course, if they did, they would probably give the slot to your good buddy LA Tarone and that would cause me to seriously consider going postal.

At 7:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't it a bit hypocritical to "edit" comments simply because they give verbal shots at WILK talk hosts? I could understand editing foul language or even potential defamation but simple criticism being edited makes you something other than a defender of the free speech we tend to enjoy...... except in LULAC Land. You do disappoint me at time Yonkster.


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