The LuLac Edition #1847, November 25th, 2011
The (Magnificent???) Seven, Santorum, Bachman, Gingrich, Romney, Paul, Palenty (who has since dropped out) and Cain.
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TOO MANY DEBATES?
It seems like the Republicans are having a debate every week. That might be both a good and bad thing. The GOP has given us an array of candidates that have each taken their turn in the spotlight. It kind of reminds me of the kid who gets picked for Dodge ball and thinks it’s an honor until the spheres start coming at him. What this series of debates has accomplished is a type of vetting process for candidates that might not make it to the general election. The ideas of a Michelle Bachman certainly won’t fly in a head to head contest with the incumbent, nor will Herman Cain’s moral alleged moral flaws. Rick Perry still might have a chance for a recovery even though he tanked in the debates. (The GOP sometimes will nominate the less articulate candidate if he or she passes the litmus test). Newt Gingrich did something intriguing the other night, separating himself on the immigration issue by saying that those people here paying taxes, having jobs, going to church etc. should not be uprooted from their families. Despite the gasps from the conservatives on the panel, it is a statement that most Americans can understand. Immigration is a wedge issue. It sounds good as a broad brush ideology until a thinking person puts themselves in the place of a friend or good neighbor who they’ve known for years and might have that problem. In the dogma happy GOP, Gingrich might have taken a big risk, but it might prove to be as prescient as his outburst in this summer’s debates. It was Newt who predicted that the Super Committee would choke, not come up with a solution and a few days before Thanksgiving say “we got nuthin’”. Gingrich said their efforts would be a colossal waste of time, money and effort. He was right. Romney is the logical choice in the GOP field but watch Newt. If he keeps weaving a sensible path for himself and holds on to wife number 3, he might have a shot.
Saw the movie J. Edgar the other day. I really don’t see many movies but this was a pretty good one. It explored Hoover as a tortured personality and his very strange schizophrenic relationship with his friend Clyde Tolson. The movie ended with Richard Nixon salivating over Hoover’s secret files which were empty when Nixon’s people showed up to get them. I truly believe that had J. Edgar Hoover not died in May of 1972, Nixon’s “Watergate” affair would have either never have happened or if it did, would be squelched by Hoover. The movie is not a laugh fest but a pretty good insight into the original G Man.
MISPLACED NOBEL NOMINEE
Take a look at this story. Even the Nobel Peace Prize committee has taken the current affairs politically correct version of picking a winner. Here’s the story of a truly worthy runner up:
Irena Sendler, died: May 12, 2008 (aged 98) in Warsaw, Poland. During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist. She had an ulterior motive.
Irena smuggled Jewish infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried. She also carried a burlap sack in the back of her truck, for larger kids.
Irena kept a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto The soldiers, of course, wanted nothing to do with the dog and the barking covered the kids/infants noises.
During her time of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 kids/infants.
Ultimately, she was caught, however, and the Nazi's broke both of her legs and arms and beat her severely.
Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she had smuggled out, in a glass jar that she buried under a tree in her back yard. After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived and tried to reunite the family. Most had been gassed Those kids she helped got placed into foster family homes or adopted.
In 2007 Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize. She was not selected. Al Gore won, for a slide show on Global Warming.
Later another politician, Barack Hussein Obama, won for his work as a community organizer for ACORN.
It is now more than 65 years since the Second World War in Europe ended.
This was written , in memory of the six million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians and 1,900 Catholic priests who were murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved and humiliated!
Every time you hear people claiming the HOLOCAUST to be 'a myth'. It's imperative to make sure the world never forgets.
BLACK FRIDAY MOB
The crowds starting gathering Thursday even as people were sitting down to their turkey day dinners. Small make shift tents were put out in hopes of being the first person to get that bargain. Even the people on the news said that Black Friday was their main holiday, not Thanksgiving. In California, someone was shot and in New York some lady used pepper spray to get a jump on one of her fellow shoppers. And so it goes…………
AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT
This Weekend on Sunday Magazine
Brian Hughes speaks with State Senator John Blake about the upcoming International Trade Seminar on Tuesday Nov 29th at Marywood University, and the senator also discusses his first year in office, and his recent flood relief legislation.
Brian speaks with Tim Perry, regional manager of Northeast Pa. Long John Silvers, about the canned food drive going on at their Rt. 11 Edwardsville location thru the end of November An encore of Brian’s interview with Dr. Wallace Ackerly and 2 lung cancer survivors, to commemorate November as Lung Cancer Awareness Month. And Brian speaks with Dr Tina Wismer about pet safety.
The last executions in Paris, France. Roger Bontems and Claude Buffet – the Clairvaux Mutineers – were guillotined at La Sante Prison by chief executioner Andre Obrecht (already suffering from Parkinson's Disease). Bontems had been found innocent of murder by the court, but as Buffet's accomplice was condemned to death anyway. President Georges Pompidou, in private an abolitionist, upheld both death sentences in deference to French public opinion……..Atari kicks off the first generation of video games with the release of their seminal arcade version of Pong, the first game to achieve commercial success........In Pennsylvania, Governor Milton Shapp defends his policy against the death penalty saying no one will be executed in the Commonwealth as long as he is Governor…..in Luzerne County political jockeying begins for the 1973 off year election. GOP party leaders begin talks with General Frank Townend who was in charge of the Flood Evacuations to run for Judge on the Court of Common Pleas……….and 39 years ago the number 1 song in America and LuLac land was Helen Reddy’s “I Am Woman”.
Another song that made an impact but did not hit number 1 was a hit by the Spinners, “I’ll Be Around” which led to a long line of hits for this soul group.