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Saturday, August 25, 2012
The LuLac Edition #2171, August 25th, 2012
17th District Congressional candidate Matt Cartwright with former Heavyweight Champ Larry Holmes.
CARTWRIGHT SAYS YES
17th District Congressional candidate Matt Cartwright did something the other day that most candidates never do, he answered a question with a straight answer. When asked by the Times Leader if he was in favor of gay marriage, Cartwright didn’t him and haw, he just answered with a no BS, clear headed response. Cartwright said, “I’m for marriage equality. “There’s no reason to discriminate against gay people. They’re not a threat against anybody.”
Cartwright honestly said his position has evolved and said he is against having religious institutions forced to perform a ceremony that it found in opposition to its teachings.
The late Senator Ted Kennedy.
Today marks the three year anniversary of the death of Ted Kennedy. The son of an Ambassador, the brother of a President and Senator, Kennedy established a niche for himself in the United States Senate with an extraordinary legislative record. He became recognized as "The Lion of the Senate" through his long tenure and influence. More than 300 bills that Kennedy and his staff authored were enacted into law. Unabashedly liberal, Kennedy championed an interventionist government emphasizing economic and social justice, but was also known for working with Republicans to find compromises between senators with disparate views. Kennedy played a major role in passing many laws, including laws addressing immigration, cancer research, health insurance, apartheid, disability discrimination, AIDS care, civil rights, mental health benefits, children's health insurance, education and volunteering. During the 2000s, he led several unsuccessful immigration reform efforts. Over the course of his Senate career and continuing into the Obama administration, Kennedy continued his efforts to enact universal health care, which he called the "cause of my life." There is not one area of American life that doesn’t have Ted Kennedy’s legislative fingerprints on it.
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Author of the book "A Radio Story/We Wish You Well In Your Future Endeavors" and "Leges Vitae" "26 Rules of Life" and the new novel, "Weather Or Knot". The blog editor also writes various news articles and columns as well as upcoming literary projects. The blog editor was a frequent guest on WYOU TV'S INTERACTIVE NEWSCASTS when political issues were discussed on the national, state and local level. Currently, Yonki is a weekly panelist on WYLN TV 35's Friday Topic A program. He also appears on the Hazleton, PA. stations Election Night coverage and does special projects and stories for WYLN TV 35's 10PM Newscast "Late Edition".