The LuLac Edition #2030, April 20th, 2012
MAYBE I’M AMAZED
MAYBE I’M AMAZED………that as this election draws near, there seems to be an integrity gap for some of our candidates for State Representative in the land of the Lac. First off, there’s Ken Smith whose troubles we have chronicled. Then there’s his opponent Kevin Haggerty regarded by some as erratic. That’s the 112th. In the 115th, the successor to Ed Staback has become complicated. Frank Farina who was touted as a “ggod guy” by the Bob Harper ad agency now seems to have been arrested three times. Steve Corbett produced the Court documents while Farina joined him on the air today and the guy was utterly incredible. When one gets charged, arrested and goes to court, that’s something you never forget!! I was a witness in a few trials both civil and criminal and I remember everything. The scary thing is Farina didn’t seem to remember anything And as a politician failed miserably by not even telling a credible lie. His opponent is Randy Castellani who quit as County Commissioner because quite frankly he didn’t have Joe Corcoran pulling his strings. So do we want a "quitter" who says he was glad he got out while the getting was good or a "frat boy" who can't even remember the significance of being arrested? Then we have Kevin Murphy who says he completed the class requirements but didn’t receive a diploma. Did he flunk gym? Did he not pay a bill? The depressing part of this is that there are good citizens with wonderful credentials who won’t run because they don’t have the fire power or the political flunkies to do their bidding. Maybe if Lackawanna County would start electing woman as State Representatives, the citizens might be better off. At least in battle scarred Luzerne County, we do know Karen Boback, Phyllis Mundy and Tarah Toohil graduated from somewhere!! God save us!
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..but not really that the investigation into the Tyler Winstead shooting has hit an impasse. There’s a story aching to be told here but details into this tragedy are moving slowly.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……..that people wonder why we have no jobs around here? Look at our Chamber of Commerce. They’re down to 4 staff members. Too bad the Chamber had a series of high paid CEOs that did little or nothing to bring industry here. It’s convenient to blame the recession but they sucked at economic development when times were good.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……that poison ivy and poison oak are not an oak at all. They are part of the cashew family.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..that the Shenandoah School teachers are miffed that Tom Corbett is having a fundraiser in their hometown. Seems the Education cuts got twenty of them laid off and now they’re pouting about it. The teachers unions should wake up and realize that layoffs happen and their protections are not immune from a cost cutting Governor. Reality check folks, reality check!
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……..at people who try and run away from police. What is the point? They are going to catch you. At least most of the time. You put others in danger by trying to drive through two counties and injuring a bunch of people. If you run, I think the cops have every right to just kill you dead. Just for aggravating every innocent bystander and police officer.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…….that the exit of the New York Yankees franchise has begun. Team President Kristin Rose who was nothing but a flunky put in by Mandalay quit this week. She used the old stand by line, “I want to be closer to my family”. So where’s her new job? Walmart? Did she open up a day care center? Try out for the police force? Nope, she’s working for Mandalay, the same company associated with the Yanks. Well at least they take care of their people insuring them of soft landings.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..that my buddy L.A. Tarone just keeps on getting more and more calls 0on his Sunday show on WILK. People just love L.A.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……that President Obama essentially killed the United States Space program after promising the workers in Florida that he was for them in the 2008 campaign. This is the candidate I’ll likely be stuck voting for but for a guy who is supposed to embrace science, this decision is really disgusting. It is incidents like this that make me so angry at the Democrats who turned their back on Hillary Clinton that year. I get sick thinking of normally intelligent political. operatives that had stars in their eyes like a little girl seeing her first “Barbie Doll” at Christmas. They feared the skirt and got an empty suit.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..that the cheap government workers, Secret Service men didn’t want to pay this poor little girl the money she was asking. What, are they against women working their way through college in an unusual manner?