The LuLac Edition #2024, April 14th, 2012
MAYBE I’M AMAZEDMAYBE I’M AMAZED…..that Governor Tom Corbett said that “boo hoo”, the higher taxes are the fault of the local school boards who need to take up the slack for cuts in education. Being a Tea Party Patriot is all well and good railing against lower taxes, but for essential services, it all comes home to roost at the local level. You get a decrease in state taxes, you pay locally.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..that the same people who say that they should not be responsible to pay for anyone else’s health care forget that people without children, or people who have children out of the house, still must pay taxes for schools.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……that no one didn’t think the charges against former Penn State Coach Jerry Sandusky would be tossed. This is going to be a long slog with this trial.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……..that a newspaper report actually said that Interim Elections Head Tom Pisano doesn’t even know how to turn on a computer. Really?
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…….that Mitt Romney will use the upcoming National Rifle Association convention in St. Louis to shore up his credentials and tout his support with an important conservative constituency. They are just one of a few GOP oriented groups that want to oust Barack Obama.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…….that Newt Gingrich wants to still stay in this Presidential race. Newt, time to go back on the book tour circuit. Spend some time with the grand kids, the ex wives, the conservative bloggers, the flower growers, the church goers..hell anybody but us!
MAYBE I'M AMAZED............that the League of Women Voters tried to ban recording devices to a debate they sponsored. Huh?
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…............that after the tragic death of 14 year old Tyler Winstead in Wilkes Barre, Mayor Tom Leighton’s initiative had nothing to do with controlling crime or murder but was all about parking lots. The Mayor gave a decent statement after the young man’s death and was in touch with the family. But the people of Wilkes Barre needed something more than concrete and clay in such an emotional time. Murders happen, but the taking of a young life for no reason at all needed more public attention from this administration.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..that I found out last night the answer to a very interesting baseball trivia question. What major league player hit the most home runs in the decade of the 1960s. Aaron, Mays, Maris, Mantle? Nope, Harmon Killibrew of the Washington Senators and Minnesota Twins.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…….that yesterday was “Grilled Cheese Day” in America. Here’s a grilled cheese recipe sandwich sure to please your taste buds but clog your arteries. Take Provolone, American, Cooper Sharp and Yellow Cheddar, layer it on sourdough bread. Of course butter the bread lightly. Top off the 4 pieces of cheese with Rosemary or dill. Heat and eat. Then check the cholesterol.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..that Frank Bank, “Lumpy”, aka Clarence Rutherford from “Leave It To Beaver” turned 70 yesterday. Bank is older than most of the guys who play today’s TV dads like Ed O’Neil.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……that Antartica is the only continent that does not have an owl population. So I guess you won’t find this guy, “Owl Jolsen” singing.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..that the City of Wilkes Barre now has a Parking Consultant. Yep, former City Administrator J.J. Murphy is being paid $300.00 an hour to advise the city on parking lots. Incredible. I didn’t say $30.00 an hour, I said $300.00.. I hope this doesn’t affect his brother’s campaign for Attorney General because that would be a shame. However I’m not surprised because the Leighton administration was given carte blache to continue the Employment office for friends and cronies. The Mayor defended Murphy’s hiring saying this to the Citizen’s Voice, “He (Leighton) also believed J.J. Murphy's hiring wasn't unusual because the city hires former Department of Public Works employees to plow snow and mow lawns. Name me one snow plow driver or guy cutting grass that makes $300 bucks an hour!!! These guys have no shame.