The LuLac Edition #2162, August 17th, 2012
MAYBE I’M AMAZED
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…….that Mayor Bloomberg of New York might have been correct when he campaigned against the Big Gulp sodas. He was criticized big time but he might have a point. Consider this: 28 % of all adult Americans drink 2 to 8 soft drinks a day. I drink one Diet in the mornings in lieu of coffee to jump start the old brain matter but 2 to 8? Yikes! I mean what in the world is up with that?
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..that when there is a high profile bill in Congress, like the Affordable Health Care Act there are at least 9 lobbyists to one lawmaker on the issue. And we wonder why they all seems dazed and confused in Washington.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..that the average age of a U.S. Congress person is 57. The average age of the Congressional staffer is 28. Can anyone say age difference?
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..that Kathie Lee Gifford and her husband, football and broadcast legend Frank Gifford have the same birthday on August 16th. Frank is 82 And she is 59. Thought I’d throw that in since we’re talking about age differences. A 23 year age difference. You go old boy!!!!!
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…….that when I think of guys like Mitt Romney and Donald Trump, the old quote from the late Dorothy Parker comes to mind. She said, “If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at who he gave it to”.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…….that if you like your sleep with the least interruptions, you should move to Delaware. The most sleep disturbances according to a study of Sleep Patterns is in West Virginia. Take me home country roads my foot!
MAYBE I’M AMAZED………that an exotic dancer tried to write off breast enhancement surgery as a deduction. The IRS said yes. Conversely, a lawyer who tried to write off $65,000 worth of visits to prostitutes claiming the money as a medical expense, was denied. I can’t understand that because strippers and lawyers are so much alike in terms of morality!
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…… that in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada you can buy a cognac infused hot dog for $100.00. The footling is said to be firm, plump, delicious and designed to make you happy. But nothing can beat the foot longs at The House of Abraham at the corner of Shoemaker Ave back road and 8th Street in West Wyoming as you head out to Frances Slocum State Park.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……that I understand politicians still buy drinks for patrons in bars. If they were smart in the summer, they’d head out to a place like Curly Cream in Plains and buy everyone a small cone. The lines there in the summer are incredible, the ice cream is the best in the area and I’m surprised no one has thought about it.
MAYBE I M AMAZED……that an Urban, Steve Senior is taking the lead in the push to take another look at reassessment in Luzerne County. Urban voted for it when he was a Commissioner and he might be able to bring some expertise to the table on this issue.
MAYBE I'M AMAZED.........that even though it was the pre-season, the Cleveland Browns beat my Packers the other night. Let's hope this was a tune up.