The LuLac Edition #2051, May 11th, 2012
MAYBE I’M AMAZEDMAYBE I’M AMAZED….I’m amazed at the breakdown of the ages of people that have an opinion on Gay marriage. Those over 60 are against it, those under 35 are for it. The latter is understandable since the great majority of people under 35 live with each other before they get married, and if they do eventually get hitched, have their kids in the wedding party! It seems marriage doesn’t mean a whole lot to them. Then there’s the African American community. Most polled are against gay marriage. Their reaction to the President’s stance will be interesting. As Americans of color, will this issue be such a strong deal breaker in the General election that they might hold back their support of Mr. Obama. We’ll find out the answer in places like North Carolina where the black vote gave the President resounding wins in the primary and general elections of 2008.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…….that it is now 40 years since Title IX has been in operation. This act paved the way for many women athletes to compete and shine on the same collegiate level as men. It is interesting that two female superstars, Mia Ham and Lisa Leslie were born in 1972, the year of Title IX. When I was a student at St. John the Evangelist in Pittston, the women’s basketball team was as entertaining and competent as the men’s teams. Standouts like Anne Tracy, Molly Spohrer and Joanie Baker gave the crowds that gathered at the gym on William Street something to cheer about.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED….that nearly 10% of all the major leaguers in history have batted against the Rockies Jamie Moyer. Moyer won a ring in ’08 with the Phillies.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED….that since the invention of the ice resurfacing machine in 1954, more than 10,000 zambonis have been sold by Mr. Frank Zamboni and his clan.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED….that 5 of the members of the NCAA championship winning team, Kentucky, have made themselves available for the NBA draft..
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..that while awaiting sentencing on various financial charges, Lenny Dystra, the former Phillie and Met was pinched for indecent sexual assault while allegedly trying to force a woman to give him a massage.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED….that some of the Dirty Girl run participants are shocked and dismayed that only a small portion of the money went for breast cancer research. A few lessons here, read the fine print, understand that events like this that aren’t sanctioned by the Komen Foundation aren’t the real deal and get a grip. Breast cancer is not a novelty. It’s not a disease that should be minimized and trivialized or in this case even sexualized. In short, it’s not a girl’s night out. The participants would have been better served by joining the walk “Candy’s Place” has every year. All that dough stays local.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..........that the number 1 or the word one appears on the dollar 16 times.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..........that the peach was the first fruit to be eaten on the moon. And speaking of the moon, how about that spectacular full moon last Saturday night!
MAYBE I’M AMAZED….that Wilkes Barre Area School Director Bob Corvoran used his status and public forum to mock Wilkes Barre taxpayer advocate Bob Kadluboski by sporting similar sunglasses as he sat on the dias. Kadluboski had class and was obviously amused but some taxpayers who are sick of paying for low grade education, padded bills (see Anthony Lupas) and huge pensions for retiring administrators were not amused.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……about the cover of Time Magazine this week where a “mom” is shown breastfeeding a four year old boy. No comment except when that little guy grows up, he’s going to have a lot of issues. Just imagine the woman he marries, God bless her with what she will be dealing with.
MAYBE I'M AMAZED…..that with the death this week of actor George Lindsay, (he was 83), the only main characters left from “The Andy Griffith Show” are Mr. Griffith, Ron Howard and Jim Nabors. The old fishing hole is drying up.