Monday, April 23, 2012

The LuLac Edition #2033, April 23rd, 2012



I have been writing and publishing this blog/site since May of 2006. During that time, more than 350,000 people have visited this site every year. In a week, LuLac reaches roughly 3,000 people. I have written more than 2034 editions which are like little newscasts or newspapers for readers to seek out every day. In response to those editions, more than 13,020 have submitted comments, 12,000 people have had their comments posted. In all that time, LuLac has never offered an endorsement for any candidate. There have been very good friends of mine who have run for office. There have been people who have offered to pay me something for an endorsement. Others have asked politely. But to date, I have never used Lulac as an endorser of candidates. The reason why is even though I have strong (some say misguided and mean spirited) opinions, I always wanted to keep LuLac out of the arena of picking and choosing candidates. My job is to try to give you the facts and my opinion, your job,  is to study the many pages of opinion sand then act accordingly. I was not going to endorse anyone until I came home today and got a phone message from State Senator John Yudichak. Yudichak is a guy I respect and like. His message however was not what I wanted to hear. He asked that my family vote for “our friend” Tim Holden for Congress. I realize this is a robo call and Yudichak needed to do what he needed to do. But this “our friend” lingo set me off.  Tim Holden is not “our friend”. Friends don’t breeze into a new neighborhood and then blow back out again after a few rounds of drinks and a few pats on the back. Friends don’t refuse to debate legitimate opponents. That is an insult to the process. Friends don’t vote against a landmark piece of legislation that helps people with pre existing medical conditions, puts unemployed students and young people on their parents health plan for a bit longer and friends certainly don’t let people they care about file for bankruptcy because of medical bills. Friends put their political profiles in courage first, then their political career second. Not our friend Tim Holden though. Friends don’t be just one or two of a few Democrats who voted voted for the "Halliburton loophole" that lets hydrofracking companies pollute our water. Friends don’t vote to keep the Bush tax breaks that only benefit the 1%. Friends don’t resort to desperate, last-minute smears to try to save their job. The Democratic party has morphed into a type of middle of the road entity that has forgotten what being a Democrat is all about. We have people in Congress who would rather fight for the middle, safe ground  instead of what they truly believe in. They fight for the corporations and big labor and not the people who desperately need a leg up. In the 17th Congressional District, we need to send a message to the Tom Corbett Republicans who gerrymandered this district as well as the Republicans in Washington who have blocked virtually every proposal of this African American  Democratic President. We need to tell them that Tim Holden, like them, is not our friend. We need to tell them we don’t need any more friends who are going to screw the middle class out of what little they have left. Maybe in another place and another time, Tim Holden might have been acceptable. But there is a war on average Americans. In this new 17th, we have anemic Chambers of Commerce, we have high unemployment out of control, we have people hurting and hungry. To add insult to injury, we also have a government that wants to take away any safety net for the citizens that they inflicted this damage on. In this year, in this new century, in this time when the GOP is doing everything it can to put the final nail in the middle class coffin, Tim Holden might say he’s our friend,  but not the type I’d want in a war or street fight. For that reason, and that reason alone, I urge every Democrat to vote for Matt Cartwright. He understands what it is to be a Democrat, not a blue dog, not a get along to go along type but a full blooded Democrat that will fight for us the way FDR, Harry Truman, John and Bobby Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson fought for us. LuLac endorses Matt Cartwright. Time on the middle class is running out. We need ass kickers in Congress, not “friends”.

Nancy and Webster from WILK and Fox 56. 



Tune in tomorrow morning on WILK AM &  FM and Fox TV at 7AM when I join Nancy Kman and John Webster for an election day preview.
11th District Congressional candidate Bill Vinsko.  


Election Day 11th District Tour Bill Vinsko, Democratic Candidate for Congress, will be traveling throughout the 11th Congressional District of Pennsylvania, on Election Day, tomorrow, APRIL 24, 2012 for an Election Day 11th District Tour. Come have Breakfast with Bill at Biscotti Coffee Bar Café, 300 North Earl Street, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania from 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM. You can meet the candidate before you vote! Bill will then tour the 11th Congressional District going to various locations in the following counties: Cumberland, Dauphin, Perry, Northumberland, Montour, Columbia, Carbon, Wyoming and then Luzerne. Follow the 11th District Tour on Facebook at Bill and his wife Paula will be voting at Kistler Elementary School, Wilkes-Barre at 3:00 PM. After the polls close, Vinsko for Congress will be hosting an Election Night Thank-You Celebration at the American Legion, 23 West Broad Street, Nanticoke, Pennsylvania starting at 8:30 PM until 1:00 AM. Bill's family, friends, supporters and all residents of the 11th Congressional District are welcome to attend! If you have any questions, or for more information, please contact Brian Vinsko at 570.817.9579 or the Campaign Office at 570.970.VOTE (8683).


At 7:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right with ya on the endorsement, David and for most of the same reasons. I didnt know anything about Holden and even figured Cartwright for a fat cat lawyer with connections and no more until Holden started slinging the shit hopin' anything would stick. Holden made no attempt to get to know his new territory or the people. He just appeared out of nowhere bad rapping Cartwright and claiming responsibility for good deeds. I looked into Cartwrights
background, compared the two and I
will support Cartwright! Holden convinced me, Cartwrights the Man!
The LuLac Editorial Board has made a good decision on this endorsement.


See ya on the Radio in the AM.

At 7:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the communist Cartwright wins the result will be that brainlesd blonde from old forge

At 8:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

First off, I've never understood why newspapers in our time and age still give out endorsments. Years ago, well before this 'information age', editorial boards would meet with prospective candidates and gather information that allowed them to make an intelligent endorsment. But now, with the internet, hundreds of cable channels, ect, we really don't need the local newspapers to tell us who they think is the best candidate. HOWEVER, based on the information you provided, I'm glad you made the decision you made. Thanks for being so honest and upfront.

At 9:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

David, I have to say that I give credit for my vote to Tim Holden. Whenhe refused to debate, I made it my business to seek out his voting record and he made the right decision.. for him. His voting record is as much Republican as Barletta on key "people" issues. Holden convinced me to vote for Cartwright andI plan to cast my vote with pride. Local politicians are living in the past when seniority meant something becuase of Party loyalty but Holden voted against the Part's interest with regard to all the things you mentioned. His seniority won't get him a thing with Democrats due to his weak back bone. Good luck to Cartwright and congratulations to you for doing what I consider to be the right thing.

At 10:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The reason Yonk edits any critical comment on WILK... Seems like he is more republican than he would like to admit. Being corrupt doesn't have to involve making profit.

At 12:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

60% of the Bush Tax cuts are cuts for middle to low income families. If the cuts are not extended, then taxes will increase for middle and low income families. This is one reason why Obama agreed to extend them.

At 9:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dave, what was the line, African American President, are you implying that people want Obama to fail because he's black?

At 9:46 PM, Blogger David Yonki said...

are you implying that people want Obama to fail because he's black?

At 11:23 PM, Blogger David Yonki said...

The reason Yonk edits any critical comment on WILK... Seems like he is more republican than he would like to admit. Being corrupt doesn't have to involve making profit.


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