The LuLac Edition #1838, November 17th, 2011
TOOMEY OFFICE QUILT EVENT: POSTPONED. (First story in today's LuLac edition).
Pa. Health Access Coordinator Athena Ford.
Incoming Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis and WYLN TV 35's Tiffany Cloud.
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QUILT FOR HEALTH CARE
Help us deliver our massive 'Keep Pennsylvania Covered' quilt to Pat Toomey's Scranton office. This is a critical time. Important safety net programs like Medicare and Medicaid could be cut by a Congressional Super Committee that Pat Toomey sits on. Put the pressure on Toomey. Show him and the media that Pennsylvania supports Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
Join us for this important action!
Outside his office on Tuesday, November 22nd @ 12:00 Noon
(Meet at corner of Adams Ave and Spruce in Scranton a few minutes before 12 noon)
RSVP today!! Email Athena at email@example.com or click here to RSVP.
If you have questions, feel free to call Athena at 267-257-6968 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Who goes bankrupt? Is it the guy trying to keep up with his better connected and better funded buddies? Is it the woman trying to pay off her college debts as she goes after another Masters degree in pursuit of better money in her career? Is it the boomer mom and dad that are spending their 60 something years raising their grand children because their own kids were clueless as to birth control? Is it the widower or widow that overreaches at the new gaming casinos and just lets the plastic get out of control? Yes there are a few cases like this in bankruptcy court. But the number one reason for bankruptcy in this country is health care. The great American middle is the number 1 group that has to declare bankruptcy due to a catastrophic health care event. They have medical cards but they aren’t access cards that you get on welfare. These individuals have Humana, Blue Cross, Aetna and other insurance plans that they pay monthly premiums for. These people have co pays that are needed to be paid. In some cases, they get by and live to work and fight another day. But in most cases, an individual or a family has to declare bankruptcy in order to survive. In this country where billionaires and the so called job creators are sanctified, these hard working people are told, go broke. Or die. That is a disgrace.
AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT
STATEMENT FROM OBAMA
The Congress finally got off its rear and passed a tax cut bill for businesses to hire veterans. Here’s what the President had to say about this:
I want to congratulate Republicans and Democrats in Congress for coming together to pass these tax credits that will encourage businesses to hire America’s veterans. No veteran who fought for our country should have to fight for a job when they come home. That’s why I proposed these tax credits back in August, and I look forward to signing them into law. This is a good first step, but it is only a step. Congress needs to pass the rest of my American Jobs Act so that we can create jobs and put money in the pockets of the middle class.
What: NEPA Forum on Illegal Immigration
When: Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Where: Wilkes University Henry Student Center
Ballroom, 2nd Floor
84 W. South St
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766
Time: 6:00–7:30 p.m. Parking: Free, in rear of student center
You are cordially invited to attend the NEPA Forum on Illegal Immigration.
Congressman Lou Barletta and nationally known activist and former INS agent Michael Cutler will be speaking. A question and answer session will follow our distinguished guests' presentations. Congressman Barletta was perhaps the first local elected official in the nation to enact ordinances to protect his constituents against illegal immigration while Mayor of Hazleton, PA. As a newly elected Congressman, his first bill aimed at cutting federal funding to communities that provide sanctuary to illegal aliens.
Michael Cutler spent 30 years in various capacities with the Immigration and Naturalization Service (now I.C.E.). Now retired, he is a much sought after expert on the issue of illegal immigration, frequently appearing on national programs such as the O'Reilly Factor, Lou Dobbs and countless others. Cutler has also testified before numerous Congressional committees on the subject. The forum promises to be educational and is expected to span approximately 90 minutes. Program and parking are free to the public. For more details or to participate in the forum, please contact Brian McElwee at email@example.com or 570-852-3942.
This week Tiffany Cloud welcomes the 29 year old history maker herself, incoming Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis. Salavantis will talk about her approach to the new job she was elected to on November 8th. This is a return bout with Tiffany Cloud. Cloud had her on “Storm Politics” back in the early summer. A side note here, Tiffany Cloud has advised two young candidates two years in a row on their uphill battles against entrenched incumbents. Tarah Toohill in 2010 and Stefanie Salavantis in 2012. Who will be the 2012 Cloud entry into upset politics? Tune in to Storm Politics on WYLN TV 35. Broadcast times are: THURS @ 9:30 PM • SAT @ 5 PM • SUN @ 11 PM, MON @ 9:00 PM • TUES @ 4:30 PM.
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
This week Shadoe Steele welcomes Samantha Sang who had the big hit “Emotion” in 1980. Saturday Night Live at the Oldies can be heard on WILK AM 910, 980, 1300 and FM 103.1 every Saturday from 7pm to midnight with ABC News on the top of the hour.
Greg Betti of Lackawanna County's Drug & Alcohol Council will join ECTV Live Hosts Tom Munley and David DeCosmo during the week of November 21st. He'll be talking about the county's annual holiday effort to reduce drunk driving accidents between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. Operation Safe Ride provides free taxi rides from taverns to home for patrons who realize they may have had too much to drink! ECTV Live is seen on Comcast Ch19 each day at Noon and Midnight.
This Weekend on Sunday Magazine:
Brian Hughes speaks with Dr Jeffrey Burke about nutrition concerns for senior citizens, and the 5 signs your elderly parent, friend or neighbor may not be getting enough nutrients in their diet And Magic 93’s Frankie in the Morning speaks with Dr. Joe Leonardi about the growing problem of childhood obesity. Sunday Magazine, Sunday morning at 5:30am on JR 93.7, 6am on 97BHT &97.9X, 6:30am on Magic 93, and 9:30am on WARM 590 AM.
On the Vietnam War: front, the United States loses its first B-52 Stratofortress of the war….President Nixon ASKS FOR THE RESIGNATIONS OF EVERY Cabinet member and promises a restructuring of the U.S. government for his second term…….in Pennsylvania Senators Hugh Scott and Richard Schweiker are named to the planning committee for the 1973 Nixon inaugural…….and in Scranton Mayor Gene Peters presents a balanced budget and no new tax increases as he anticipates running for another term as Mayor of Scranton in 1973….and in LuLac land and America the number 1 was “I Can See Clearly Now” by Johnny Nash.