Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Lulac Edition #2029, April 19th, 2012

Is Paul Ryan anti American???


Representative Paul Ryan is a pro life faker. There, someone had to say it. This pipsqueak that talks about being oh so Roman Catholic and oh so American has a secret he is hiding from the American people. In his budget, which Mitt Romney will no doubt support, Ryan takes away pre natal care for immigrant women who do not have their citizenship, are waiting for their papers or are illegal. Now I’m sure there are enough people out there that will say we should not give health care benefits to illegals. Well, we already do and its called the Emergency Room. Hey, I’m all for treating them there and giving them a bus ticket out of town. But this prenatal thing is tricky. Because when you deny prenatal care to an immigrant woman on U.S. soil, you are denying health care to a prospective American citizen. That’s the law. Unless of course you want to declare the fetus living in the womb as a non citizen and therefore a non person. Then of course you are no longer pro life. Ryan says volunteer organizations  and churches should take up the slack and provide the prenatal care. With what? The feds are cutting money for programs for the poor as well as the states. Ryan wants to deny health care to the unborn children. I thought he was pro life? Doesn’t life begin at conception, right? Isn’t Paul Ryan by virtue of his oath as a Congressman required to protect and defend all U.S. citizens? Paul Ryan is a hypocritical lawmaker that tells you how much he loves God and how moral he is. Then he turns around and screws the very least of his brethren. 

Matt Cartwright, and incumbent Tim Holden, candidates for Congress in the new 17th. 


Tim Holden is a desperate man who wants to hold on to power. The former Sheriff has come out guns blazing against Matt Cartwright because he has grown accustomed to the place called Washington, D.C. But his desperation is starting to show. And because of that, Matt Cartright will become your next Congressman. Here’s the latest from the Cartwright office on the incredible attack ad Holden made on Cartwright, his client and the entire legal profession. Matt Cartwright had a client named Michele Kachurak, a young woman who underwent a hysterectomy and 12 rounds of increasingly harsh chemotherapy over eight months, yet never had cancer. A simple urine test made this apparent, yet the doctor did not make this known, allowing her continue the treatment. The ordeal made national news, because the same urine test led to other such women suffering life-threatening, needless treatment. Tim Holden references this case in his latest TV ad, implying that a campaign donation from the Cartwright law firm four years prior to the trial led to the jury verdict and that later criminal charges against the judge in an unrelated matter should be tied to Matt Cartwright. Holden later today said that he would suspend negative ads and only run positive TV spots until Election Day.
The late Dick Clark and his top ten list.


He was a part of 53 of the 58 years of my life. I remember watching Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Show in black and white when I was just a kid. I used to imitate the do wop groups in second grade when we changed subjects in class and got in a whale of trouble. Someone the word homonym sounded like a sound that would come out of the mouths of the Drifters or the Elegants. I bought Dentyne and Clearasil because he said so. My sister bought the Noxema and the latest teen shampoo. I breathlessly followed the top ten every week and compared it to the Mighty 590s and a homemade version I concocted with St. John the Baptist school mate Drew Wasko. Throughout high school and college, my viewing was less regular but not any more passionate. Clark’s foray into game shows was thoroughly enjoyed by members of my family’s older generation. Ever since I was 7, I pretty much hated New Year’s Eve. Why say goodbye what you know and then wildly celebrate the unknown? It never made sense to me. But I always spent the Countdown with Dick Clark. When the stroke happened and ignorant people said he should just shuffle off the stage, I saw his performance as a statement of courage to every person who was told they weren’t good enough or should just be quiet because they weren't perfect. Dick Clark died yesterday at the age of 82. He was part of our lives. Promoter, impresario, game show host and pitchman. Dick Clark was big. How big you ask? Tonight at 7PM on WVIA FM’s “All That Jazz”, George Graham, the non commercial radio guru of all time played a tribute to Clark. It was the original bandstand boogie. That’s big. 




Two weeks ago there was a stabbing on North Main Street in Wilkes Barre. There was a big alcohol party in the house that used to be owned by former Congressional candidate Donald Ayers, a chiropractor. (Ayers used to run against Flood regularly). The house is now filled with students. Neighbors told me there was a near riot in the streets. WBRE TV reported. Since then………..nothing. I wonder why.



This week Shadoe Steele’s guest on “Saturday Night Live at the Oldies is . Tune in from 7pm to midnight with ABC News at the top of the hour. Steele interviews Vicki Lawrence of "The Night the Lights Went Out In Georgia" fame and then at 9PM, his interview with the late Dick Clark is featured. This is must hear radio this Saturday night!!! 


The University of Scranton has some exciting public events coming up at the end of April and Stan Zygmunt from the school's Public Relations Department will join ECTV Live hosts Tom Munley and David DeCosmo during the week of April 23rd to talk about those happenings! The program can be seen on Comcast Ch19 throughout the week at Noon and Midnight and at 6pm as scheduling allows. ECTV Live is now in its third year on Electric City Television.


Brian Hughes speaks with the Rev. Ronald Weeks from the Keystone Rescue Mission, located in Scranton & Wilkes Barre, about their work with the poor, and how you can help. Brian speaks with Dr. Lisa Glasser about having your children immunized from diseases. Magic 93’s Frankie in the Morning speaks with Megan Davis from the Wilkes Barre YMCA about their Healthy Kids Day Celebration next Saturday at the Y. Sunday Magazine, Sunday morning at 5am on Great Country 93.7, 5:30am on 97BHT, 6am on 97.9X and 6:30am on Magic 93 & WARM 590 AM. 


The Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) has announced its coverage for the upcoming state primary on Tuesday, April 24. The network’s LIVE coverage will begin at 8:00 p.m. PCN will have reports from the headquarters of key statewide races. The network will once again be partnering with the PA Business Council for election numbers throughout the evening. Several political experts will provide in-studio commentary and analysis of the election numbers. A list of guests scheduled to appear at the PCN studio during the network’s coverage is as follows: Tuesday, April 24: 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.: TJ Rooney, Isenhour Rooney Strategies/former chair of the Democratic State Committee and Alan Novak, Novak Strategic Advisors/ former chair of the Republican State Committee 9:00 p.m.: - 11:00 p.m.: Chris Borick, director of the Institute of Public Opinion at Muhlenberg College 10:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.: Charlie Gerow of Quantum Communications and Tony May of Triad Strategies Results from the state primary will be discussed during the LIVE PCN Call-In program at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25. Viewers can share their comments and questions by dialing toll-free at 1-877-PA6-5001. Callers will be able to speak directly to the scheduled guests including David LaTorre of LaTorre Communications and Lehigh County Executive Don Cunningham. 


PCN pulls out the heavy hitters for a pre election roundtable. Check your local Cable TV listings or the PCN website. This week's guests are John Baer, from the Philadelphia Daily News, Jon Delano, KDKA TV and Heather Long (one of the LuLac "Women We Love" winners from 2011) from the Harrisburg Patriot.


 Greece is taken over by a military dictatorship led by George Papadopoulos; future-Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou political prisoner to December 25. An outbreak of tornadoes strikes the upper Midwest section of the United States (in particular the Chicago area, including the suburbs of Belvidere and Oak Lawn, Illinois, where 33 people are killed and 500 injured)......A group of young radicals are expelled from the Nicaraguan Socialist Party (PSN). This group goes on to found the Socialist Workers Party....After the launch of Soyuz 1: Vladimir Komarov becomes the first Soviet cosmonaut to die, when the parachute of his space capsule fails during Pennsylvania the Phillies get final approval to move out of Connie Mack stadium…… Wilkes Barre, the Elks honor Mine Secretary H. Beecher Charmbury. A whole host of politicos running in the 1967 election and who have plans for 1968 attend the event…..and 45 years ago the number 1 song in America and LuLac land was “Something Stupid” by Frank Sinatra and his daughter Nancy.



At 9:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You wanna know why the stabbing isn't followed up?

Money, smartguy.

How much does King's spend on PR and advertising with the people that report these things?
How much has the police dept budget been cut?
How much does the city prostitute itself for the revenue the college generates?

I'm sure I'm not the only one who's noticed you've "moderated" yourself with regards to King's inability to control it students.

At 10:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That great record was produced by a guy named Lee Hazlewood who also gave us, These Boots Were Made for Walkin , Summer Wine
and Some Velvet Morning as a producer and a writer. Nancy Sinatra's sultry vocals worked on these songs. Hazlewood according to legend had to convince Frank to do the song. Good thing it was a hit! I remember listening to it cruisin in my convertible for which my payment was $34.00 a month and it was a classic Chevy.


At 11:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rough week so far for the Music. Dick Clark dead at 82, Levon Helm at 71 and Robin Gibb in a coma. They were all giants in their own way and all rightful members of the Rock Hall of Fame.
Each one had a profound influence on the music. Levon was a terrific musician, vocalist and not a bad actor.
(Coal Miners Daughter and the Right Stuff). Were gonna hafta add a verse to Rock N Roll Heaven. Its not a
Band anymore in the sky, its an Orchestra.
Pete Cassidy

At 7:51 AM, Anonymous Professor Milburn Cleaver, OPA said...

Why Mr. Yonki must continually remind me of that horrible year of 1967 strains my credulity. Nevertheless, in slight reference to Voltaire, "I will defend his right to the death to print it>"

The business of this classroom goes forward...

The most interesting contest this Primary season (since the Presidential contest is already decided) is the race between Mr. Holen and Mr. Cartwright.
I do not know why (as I am a registered Republican) but I have been receiving tons of Holden's campaign literature in my mailbox of late. This can mean one of two things: His campaign is so disorganzedthat they are forwarding expensive materials to people who cannot even vote for the congressman or second, the Holden war chest is swelling. I feel it must be the latter, understanding that Holden is already undertaking the fall campaign.
I must respectfully disagree with MR. Yonki and predict that Matt Cartwright will go down in flames and the nomination will be secured by Holden. We shall see.

Now, when we talk about Dick Clark, I must say that the last years of his life were tragic. FOr a man who made his living by his voice,it is quite ironic that he spent the last decade speech impaired.
NOw, there comes a time when people must realize they need to go away--or stay inside. Mr. Clark did not learn this lesson. Was it really necessary for him to inflict his sorry appearance on us from time to time---New Years Eve is supposed to be a happy optimistic occasion and Mr. Clark for the last few years succeeded in bringing people down.
God knows, he did not need the money adn the young man who has really been running the show seemed to be doing a good job.

I promise you, if I ever suffer a stroke I will not force myself on my students, even if my mind is still sharp--so long as my speech is impaired. I would be content to rest on my past laurels, reading Homer, listening to Tchaikovsky and enjoying my final years in peace. NOt walking out of a public venue with people laughing at me behind my back.

Mr. Clark would have been advised to take a leaflet out of the notebook of Kirk Douglas and Johnny Carson...and just went away...far before the Lord took him home.

Class Dismissed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

At 8:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Yonki, Thank you for exposing Paul Ryan as the little thug that he is.

At 8:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the year '67. Love the music too. And your tribute to Dick Clark was awesome.

At 9:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another reply from the "Professor" that renforces the fact of why people hate him. A "caring" Republican. As painful as it was in the beginning, Dick Clark earned my respect & admiration in moving forward and performing on New Years Eve with an obivious handicap before millions of people. I won't say that our nation needs to go in the direction of one of Kurt Vonnigut's short stories, but this is but one of a great number of handicaps that affect so many of our citizens, and in turn cause them to become second class citizens because they aren't pretty or can't speak with clarity anymore, and end up spending the rest of their lives in the shadows of society. And although I'm a registered Democrat, I don't agree with them completely, & I can champion some of the Republican causes, but there is no compassion within any Republican platform. I'm surprised they haven't proposed "farms" out in the country, where we could send the poor, sick & lame to suffer out of sight, so the elite don't have to be "uncomforable" in their presence...... And BTW "Professor", I'm sure you take pleasure in giving marginal or failing grades to your "students", just because you can....

At 10:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once again the professor says what a lot of us may have been thinking but wouldn't. Re: Dick Clark.

I too would use the Johnny Carson, Kirk Douglas template when and if the time came. Look how pathetic Muhammed Ali appears. Does his estate REALLY need the money? I lose a little of his past greatness every time I see his present condition.

Have we also forgotten "Blouted Elvis"?

So thanks Professor.

At 1:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

we truly lost legends this week:

Levon Helm of The Band
Jonathan Frid of Dark Shadows
Dick Clark


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