Friday, February 10, 2012

The LuLac Edition #1939, February 10th, 2012

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MAYBE I’M AMAZED…….that a Legislative race in Lackawanna County just might feature two brothers running against each other. Turns out that Rob Castellani and his brother Randy might be interested in the same State House seat being vacated by Ed Staback. The 115th District makes up primarily all of the mid valley. Randy is a former Lackawanna County Commissioner. In Luzerne County two brothers ran for Judge but it wasn’t at the same time and not against each other. In 2009 Atty. C.J. Bufalino ran for a seat on the Court of Common Pleas. In 2011 his brother Mark ran. Both are still attorneys. Maybe in the 115th, since there is going to be a division of the Castellani vote, perhaps former Representative Frank Andrews Shimkus could establish residency and make a run for it there.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……that Betty White who just turned 90 last month seems funnier and funnier. The latest (won’t say last) stage of her career has her more famous than when she was in her prime. Here’s a video of White with her late husband Allan Ludden on the Merv Griffin show from 1966. Check out Griffin’s reactions. Way over the top but fun.

MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..that the Kodak era has come to an end at least in terms of mass producing and selling cameras. It was Kodak that brought photography and picture taking to the virtual masses. In the end, the mega giant just could not compete with the digital world even though Kodak was one of the first to invent a digital camera.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…….that no one seems to be thinking that Rick Santorum will have any serious firepower to get to the GOP nominating convention. I said this a few years back and I’ll say it again, Santorum will be the sleeper in this race and will have some type of substantial impact on election year 2012.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……..that Hugo Selinsky is getting another delay in his trial. This guy is playing fast and loose with the system. Selinksy was representing himself when Jackie Musto Carroll was the DA. After she lost, Selinsky decided he needed new representation. He got it (court appointed by the way) and the lawyers have to review the boxes of document. Another delay. More money coming from tax payers. I’m on record as not minding paying taxes, but not for a dirt bag like Selinsky who has gotten several bites out of the Judicial apple.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……that it was revealed in a Times Leader story that Jackie Musto Carroll actually deferred running for Judge in 2011 and stayed as District Attorney to prosecute Selinsky. The account aid the former DA made it her mission to make sure Selinsky paid for his crime. Unfortunately, Musto Carroll lost that race and the new DA has to take up the mantle for Justice. What’s that about no good deed goes unpunished….
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..that one of the first people to jump into the arms of winning Super Bowl coach Tom Coughlin was rapper Flavor Flav, he of the huge clock around his chest. The straight arrow 65 year old hard ass football coach was most likely thinking, “WTF”??

MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..that the mere mention of the name Dan Flood brings up various stories of his hard work for constituents. The other day on Talk Radio Flood’s name came up on the Corbett show and many testimonies of his clout were forthcoming. And this short of two decades of Dapper Dan’s passing.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……that Presidential wealth is really something to behold in this year’s elections. Everybody is a millionaire, even Rick Santorum. Romney’s millions of course dwarf everyone else. But we are in a vastly different time. In 1974 after Gerald Ford assumed the President, on his second night in the White House he invited Congressman Tip O’Neal to dinner. As the two sat with their wives waiting for their food, Ford allegedly said about ascending the Presidency, “Can you imagine what this bump in pay is going to do for my pension?”
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……that 50 years after the fact, another cookie comes out and tells us of her affair with John Kennedy when he was President. Turns out Mimi Beardsley Alford wrote a book called “Once Upon A Secret” where she outlines her affair with Kennedy. He was 45, she was 19. So I have to give JFK props for the age difference (26 years) The book though as explained to NBC news staff is just a compilation of what happened between the two. Some of it is downright frightening where she tells of her and JFK in a bathtub and how the leader of the free world was silly and playing with rubber duckies. Jesus Jack! Plus, then there's the story about JFK passing her around to Dave Powers and his brother Teddy. Powers she said yes to, Teddy, no. Jesus Jack!! NOT COOL! Womanize if you must but don't turn your lady of the moment into a Kit Kat bar that you pass around the room! Again, NOT COOL!!! The problems with a book like this is the following, 1. It’s 50 years after the fact and can be regarded as a once hot woman’s moment in the sun, 2. This isn’t a shock to anyone who knows the good and bad of the Kennedy legacy 3. Once you hear the interview, why bother to buy the book. 4. Given the way John Kennedy lived his life, almost like the way Bill Clinton compartmentalized everything, this little dalliance (one of hundreds during that era) had little effect on how history turned out.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……that so many people are making such a big deal out of the Clint Eastwood Chrysler commercial during the Super Bowl. If you saw any of the previous Chrysler commercials, the theme was a resilient Detroit and how the auto industry was the backbone of the town. It is true that the Obama administration fronted the auto industry money to recover but more people seem to be reading more into this thing then intended.

MAYBE I’M AMAZED…….that I saw First Lady Michelle Obama on the Late Night Jimmy Fallon show on NBC doing a sack potato race and tug of war. I’m all for exercise and staying fit (or making the attempt) but to me there was just something undignified about the President’s wife doing something like that. I just think the standard has to be a bit higher. I mean locally there are a few Judges who recently got elected that took down their Facebook page. It’s all about decorum I guess. Plus, I don’t think a First Lady should act as if she is a contestant in “The Biggest Loser” or auditioning to be a Hawaiian Tropics girl! Sorry.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED… the constant whining I witnessed by former New England Patriot Rodney Harrision. If I heard once I must have heard 50 times how reliving the David Tyree catch in the 2007 Superbowl was going to distress him. I mean the guy was talking About what pain it caused him when Tyree was on the NBC set. Please, get over it, he caught it by sticking it to his helmet. It was his one moment. He never caught another ball in the NFL. You Rodney Harrison on the other hand have a shot at the Hall of Fame but will still complain ad nauseam about how much pain you’re in.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED… the NFL Hall of Fame voting leaving former Giants coach Bill Parcells out. Seems to me it was payback for Parcell’s bad behavior toward the media. Two Hall of Fame injustices for the NFL are two Raiders, Jim Plunkett who won two Super Bowls in the 80s and his coach Tom Flores. Incredible both are being left out.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..A county coroner is testing tissue and fluid from the body of late Philadelphia Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua at the request of prosecutors because of the odd timing of his death a day after he was found competent to testify at a high-profile church sex abuse trial. Shades of Godfather 3?


At 12:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

JFK! the Legend grows according to an intern who feels compelled to come forward and tell all about something from long ago and of course, by the way, she has a book to sell! Who knows? Guess she wins the First Intern Award! Or maybe not? Lets look into Wilson and what about Harding...? PJ

At 1:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What I find truly hysterical is Yonki scolding JFK on womanizing. Not cool JFK. Classic.

At 2:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im AMAZED that jerry sandusky has the balls to complain about anything! Shut the ...up, Asshole!
Just shut the ...up. Let it all play out from here. You had your way for much too long.


At 5:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"MAYBE I’M AMAZED… the constant whining I witnessed by former New England Patriot Rodney Harrision. "

Really? From the guy who whines about his old church being torn down every chance he gets. If that's not da pot callin da kettle black, I dunno what is.

At 10:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "The LuLac Edition #1939, February 10th, 2012":

Santorum possible? I felt that way months ago. (edited)
What I love mos. about the car industry and the OBAMA bailout is when Obama fired the CEO of GM. The question of the day was what the hell does Obama know? Well, as they say, Look at me no baby...... GM is the highest car seller in the country. I love it!

At 1:36 PM, Anonymous Pope George Ringo said...


Is this woman's story truly credible??
This woman was pretty hot in her day. Are we to truly believe that she wanted to %$#@ bald, old Dave Powers instead of the President's own, and handsome (at that time) brother????
I mean, is there any other corroborating evidence on this woman's claim.
Judith Exner had backup evidence (the Giancana correspondence, etc.).
Where is her proof other than her word. And why so long to tell the story, since the JFK secret sex life was exposed in TIME mag way back in 1975.
Just asking.


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