Saturday, May 12, 2012

The LuLac Edition #2052, May 12th, 2012

Kathy Dobash during 2011 campaign.  


During the 2011 election for County Council, Kathy Dobash was a ubiquitous presence on the campaign trail. She seemed to be about everywhere and some of her thoughts were right on the money. This week on Facebook, Dobash weighed in on the detectives contracts in the county and wrote an open letter to the new District Attorney. Her points are very good: 
TO: DA Stephanie Salavantis 
Stand Strong Salavantis and live up to your attack campaign commercials. You criticized the previous DA for lack of action and dropping the ball. Remember "KIDS FOR CASH?" Where were these experienced Luzerne County Detectives? I attended a watch dog tax group meeting (Tuesday,May 8Th at Lobitz's Hall) organized by Booty Beltrami in Hazleton, PA. The detective contract was one topic of discussion. Those in attendance opposed this lucrative deal. DA Salavantis sat in the audience and heard the public outcry for accountability of spending. Salavantis supported this contract. The people do not want their tax dollars spent on sweetheart deals. The question is: What do the detectives do? Not one of them investigated Luzerne County Corruption over the past several years. The FBI had to be called in to clean up the County. Please reveal the details of the presented contract and provide a listing of duties performed by Luzerne County detectives. Please do not state they are overpaid box movers. 
Respectively submitted, 
Kathy Dobash Concerned Citizen
The late Nicholas Katzenbach confronting George Wallace in the early 60s. 


After President Kennedy’s assassination in 1963, many of his aides and underlings came into clearer focus. One of those was his Assistant Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach who stood in the doorway in front of the diminutive Alabama Governor George Wallace who was blocking the doors to the school where black students yearned to attend. Katzenbach died this past week at the age of 90. He was in on every Civil Rights fight with the Kennedy brothers and after the assassination of JFK and resignation of RFK, he moved into the Attorney General’s office where he worked with President Johnson in helping t craft the rest of the Civil Rights agenda. Katzenbach resigned as Attorney General in 1966 and then moved to the State Department for a short stint. He returned to private practice and occasionally appeared on retrospectives of the 60s, and the JFK and LBJ administrations. He was also a WWII veteran and was a POW during that conflict.For more than 8 years, Katzenbach was at the center of social events in America that literally changed the world.


At 7:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nicholas Katzenbach was a big man!
I know the picture you will prob’ly use, the Standoff in the doorway with Gov Wallace.
Don’t forget his early involvement in the investigation that became the Warren Commission.
This was a really sharp guy who got things done and was a white government face in the Civil Rights battles.
RIP Nick

At 7:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

DA Salavents is stupid, she has no clue what the detectives do !!!!!

At 10:22 AM, Anonymous Pope George Ringo said...

Gen. Katzenbach lived twice the lifetime of his former boss, Bobby Kennedy..and I guess the same can be said of both their bosses--Pres. Kennedy.
It seems that every other day those people in the JFK admin. are passing.
Since the administration is almost a half a century in the histroy books, and the members of it are now going on to their reward is sheer testament to how young all of them actually were! And capable!!
If you can still get it, I suggest the DVD Kennedy vs. Wallace fromt eh PBS show The American Experience. It is a basic reality show...profiling in real time what occured during the period in summer of 63 when Wallace stood in the doorway of the univ. of alabama. Great production and katzenback is prominent both in the old footage and commenting in modern times.

At 12:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting how one of Stephanie's biggest suppporters was one of the guest speakers at Mr Beltrami's watchdog gp. Anything for the spotlight. Not the first issue where she has been hypocritical...think much of the viewing audience knows what I mean..just read the local paper. Only fooling yourself!

At 12:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The last post is spot on. Stephanie is hypocrital exactly like one of her biggest supporters and guest speakers at this event. This speaker talks about crime, felons in downtown Hazleton and immigration problems and she has this problems right in her own family! Stephanie just parroted what this supporter told her to say and got herself in way over her head. Empty promises.


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