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Sunday, April 22, 2012
The LuLac Edition #2032, April 22nd, 2012
Today there will be a rally for Congressman Tim Holden in the Greater Pittston Area. The event will be held at Valenti’s Restaurant in Exeter on Sunday afternoon. The thing that cracks me up about this rally is that political flunkies, lackeys and toadies will be there even though I bet 99% of them had no freaking idea who Tom Holden was until the Congressional District was changed. But the same tired old political hacks who got their kids and cousins jobs in government beat a hasty trail to the Holden door. They are not supporting Tim Holden because they care about America’s future, they aren’t supporting Tim Holden because they care about what he could do for the district and they aren’t supporting Tim Holden because he is going to give a crap about this area. They are supporting Tim Holden because they have their hands out and want something. Take a look at some of the photos of the people attending, I believe Joe Valenti will be there from Pittston Politics.com. He'll take a lot of pictures. Look at the faces…..the same sorry ass “political” people looking to feed at the Holden trough. Hysterical but truly, truly sad.
Karen Boback mailer targeted at Dems in upcoming primary.
BOBACK WRITE IN EFFORT
State Representative Karen Boback is waging a write in effort on the Democratic side in Tuesday’;s primary. Boback has no opposition in the fall against a Democrat and wants to keep it that way. Boback was first elected in 2006 when long time Representative George Hasay stepped aside.
EVANS BACKS “DUKE”
Casey Evans, long time Democratic activist has written a letter on behalf of Democrat Mark Barrett who is mounting a “write in” effort for the 117th seat. Barrett almost got the required number to get on the ballot but almost doesn’t count. Barrett is better known as “Duke from Dallas” a frequent caller to WILK Radio and a friend of local bloggers and progressives in this area. Here’s Evans’ letter:
Democratic voters in the 117th District, please write in Mark Barrett for State Representative on Tuesday, April 24th!
Due to the Supreme Court ruling regarding the redistricting plans that shifted the boundaries back to their 2001 borders so close to the petition due-date, Mark didn't have enough time to collect the amount of signatures needed for ballot access, despite an amazing push in the final days. He is leading a true grassroots campaign to get on the November ballot to represent the voters in the 117th! You may know him from radio call-in shows as "Duke from Dallas". He will have all party resources available for his run.
An accomplished software developer, Mark will stand up to corporate lobbyists and the gas industry in Harrisburg, and be a stalwart and responsible leader for clean, safe drinking water and he will work to end loopholes that allow corporations to essentially do as they please with no oversight. He understands that when our students are doing well, our state is doing well, and while Tom Corbett aims to destroy our educational system by cutting it down to the bone, Mark will restore funding to our public schools. If you feel that Karen Boback has been unresponsive to citizens, running unopposed will make her even less so. She needs to be held accountable for her abysmal, Corbett-enabling record in Harrisburg.
Her recent vote to allow Republicans in Harrisburg to supersede local zoning laws allows the gas industry to override the will of the people in communities across Pennsylvania for the sake of profit; that's just one of many issues where Rep. Boback has sided with special interests over the people she was elected to represent. She voted for Tom Corbett's disastrous budget two years in a row, crippling public education and further burdening local taxpayers. Essential PA services, like Adult Basic heath care & Medicaid, that help everyday Pennsylvanians, have been sacrificed on the altar of "deficit reduction" in order to give more tax breaks for corporations. Unbelievably, Boback even proposed raising taxes on seniors and low income families through new taxes on food, clothing, and retirement income, in order to eliminate taxes for wealthy property owners!
We deserve better, and Mark is the right man for the job. Six years of Karen Boback is enough. So this Tuesday, please write in Mark Barrett for State Representative - he won't work for the gas industry, but he will work for YOU!
2nd District Chairman
Location: Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
Author of the book "A Radio Story/We Wish You Well In Your Future Endeavors" and "Leges Vitae" "26 Rules of Life" and the new novel, "Weather Or Knot". The blog editor also writes various news articles and columns as well as upcoming literary projects. The blog editor was a frequent guest on WYOU TV'S INTERACTIVE NEWSCASTS when political issues were discussed on the national, state and local level. Currently, Yonki is a weekly panelist on WYLN TV 35's Friday Topic A program. He also appears on the Hazleton, PA. stations Election Night coverage and does special projects and stories for WYLN TV 35's 10PM Newscast "Late Edition".