Friday, August 31, 2012

The LuLac Edition #2178, August 31st, 2012

Mitt Romney accepting the nod. 


Mitt Romney gave the best spe4ech of his life. The delivery was nearly flawless and he made very good eye contact with the cameras. If the undecided’s were watching, he made a compelling case that they could see this man as a possible President. Romney’s people pulled a page out of the Ed Rendell campaign playbook by having the nominee enter from the back of the Convention Hall making his way to the front of the room. It was also pointed out that this was a type of State of the Union entrance. Romney nearly choked up a few times speaking of his parents but that what most people of this generation do who have had great parents. Romney seemed to be less wooden and gave an impassioned defense of success in America. In a lot of ways he reprised Ronald Reagan of 1980 when he addressed the state of the country and the job that President Obama has done. He did not disrespect the President, even complimented him on the death of Osama Bin Laden. But he did say he would do a better job. He made a promise to create 12 million jobs and that can be a daunting task. That would mean that he would need to have 250,000 new jobs every month. The energy independence promise by 2020 is something we have all heard since the 1970s. Romney needs to lay out a specific plan on how he will accomplish both. The 2012 campaign trail saw a sometimes bumbling Romney making his way toward the nomination. Tonight’s speech gave him lift and made him a credible challenger to a President on the ropes for a tepid economic recovery. Mitt Romney ‘s effort was a plus. 


What in the world were the Republicans thinking with the Clint Eastwood presentation? Eastwood’s attempts at humor and satire fell flat. The empty chair was also not only disrespecting to the President but more importantly to its very office. Hopefully this will be a mere footnote to the campaign as well as Eastwood’s storied career. Mitt Romney said over and over that the American people deserved better from the Obama administration’s economic policy. Clint Eastwood deserves better than to be remembered by this sad display of an aged actor trying to do Oscar Levant.
Locals at the GOP Convention in Tampa. Rose Ann Gaetano, Scranton, Pennsylvania Alt-Delegate at large and Donna Cosmello, New Milford, Alt-Delegate from 11 Congressional District and Kathy Evans, Delegate from the Harrisburg Area.


At 1:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who ever talked Eastwood into that?
I thought he was a smart man in tune with the tastes of the people.
Comes a time to retire for us all
and Clints time has come. Bad way to go out, tough guy. Very bad and after all those good movies.
Anybody else remember Oscar Levant?

At 5:53 AM, Anonymous Pope George Ringo said...

I am not a betting man, but a week ago I would have bet my life savings/possessions that the pundits would say that Romney hit one out of the ballpark with his acceptance speech. This is par for the course.
Every time a nominee prepares for his acceptance speech the media describes it as "make or break" for him.
It was that way for Reagan in 80, Mondale in 84, Dukakis in 88, and on and on. Each time following the respective speech we would read how it was the best speech they ever gave.
Otherwise, if it was only reported as mediocre or even a disaster, the upcoming election would be quite a bore would it not????
ANd of course, it will be the same with the debates.
Bless You all.

At 8:00 AM, Anonymous Professor Milburn Cleaver, OPA said...

Good morning. Forgive me if I seem a little unkempt, for I flew back from Miami late last night following the Republican Convention. I was fortunate enough to be provided with a guest ticket by a Physician friend of mine. May I say, the gathering was as much of a success as I had predicted it would be. Both Vice Pres. Elect Ryan and Pres. Elect Romney gave barnburner speeches that introduced them to the mass of the American public whose judgment had previously been stymied by the liberal media.

Cong. Ryan is a “tell it like it is guy” and he minced no words as to the economic trouble we are in. Stating that he wanted to save Medicare not destroy it, he systematically began to dissolve all liberal myths about him. And the young man has a great sense of humor about him (especially referring to the differing musical tastes of he and the Pres. Elect). All in all Ryan gets an A+ for his address.

Gov. Romney, whom all the pundits said would blunder last night, did just the opposite. Speaking emotionally at times, he channeled Ronald Reagan’s stirring 1980 acceptance speech. One cannot help but to see the similarities between the two men. Both around the same age when nominated, both successful former governors who cut taxes and balanced budgets, and lets be honest about it, they resemble each other immensely! A vote for Romney is almost as if we have the opportunity to return to the age of Reagan…and we DO.

On the personal side, I had a wonderful time in Miami this week. Although it was a bit marred by the hurricane scare (thankfully it changed course). I enjoyed a great filet mignon at the Versailles Restaurant (I would suggest some of you ingrates go there but trust me, you cannot afford it). MY colleagues and I enjoyed a few games of bridge and may I say a few glasses of good wine. What really moved me was the friendly atmosphere and all around good feeling. Something I do not get when I enter this classroom. Being there, in the sunshine state, amongst people I could identify with and being so stress free and happy I came to a conclusion.

The morning after Gov. Romney is elected I will deliver my LAST lecture to you all. For too long I have come here only to be insulted when I tried to educate; degraded when I tried to inspire and ignored when I tried to help. To those of you who have come out of my classes with something worthwhile I applaud you. However, the rest of you slackers, well, perhaps one day I will run into you at the Versailles Restaurant….from what I hear they need a few good dishwashers. Nevertheless we still have two months together so I hope you will try to pay attention and do your research. This weekend marks the beginning of the College Football season so please, go easy on the booze and drugs and if you must bet, please be certain that you will be able to cover what you will eventually owe your bookie.

Something to think about this morning……
Class Dismissed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

At 8:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, no, no Professor!!!! You must stay on with your wisdom. If Romnney wins, you must outline his plan. If he loses, you must point out President Obama's disasters. Say it ain't so............

At 8:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did I look at the wrong blog? Was the Yonk distracted by a tall red head?? There was actually fairness in this edition of LuLac this morning.

At 12:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

By examining the Professors culinary tastes we get insight into his thought process. The Versailles Restaurant is the most notable Cuban restaurant in Miami, if not the entire United States. Ordering a filet mignon at the Versailles is akin to ordering Peking Duck at a Rao's Italian Restaurant in New York.

At 5:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Professor Fantasy
Were Tinker Belle and the ghost of Ronald Reagan with you at the convention? Really Prof, get back on your meds. No one believes you.
And yes thank God the storm missed the gathering and to hell with those it hit! The Mormon God is watching over you all.
PS Take Clint Eastwood, a stateside warrior during Korea who never heard a shot fired in anger in his life with you to the home.
Your post are not just ridiculuos but sad.

Doctor Kervorkian

At 8:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting post. I have been wondering about this issue,so thanks for posting.

At 8:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think a little satire is disrespecting the office. It is done every night on the daily show. I think you need to define what is true disrespect:
I think having one's **** ****** in the oval office, is disrespectful to the office.
I think jamming a cigar into a young girls' **** and then smoking it in the oval office is disrespectful to the office.
I think covering up a crime in the oval office is disrespectful to the office.
I think destroying evidence is disrespectful to the office.
I think having orgies with a bunch of whores in the white house swimming pool is disrespecting the office.

At 2:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually Romney raised taxes ("fees") in Massachusetts. He didn't cut them. Romney is not Reagan. Reagan, today, would not be a Republican. Hate to burst your bubble, GOPers, but your icon raised taxes, was the president of a union that supported collective bargaining, negotiated with our enemies for peace (Tear down this wall!), grew the size of government, added to the deficit, and compromised with Democrats.

If Ronald Reagan ran today, he'd end up like Gary Johnson or Jon Huntsman. But go ahead Republicans, keep believing the myth over the man, because the beauty of that logic is that myths aren't necessarily true, which works for you.

We can all close are eyes and pretend Reagan would be respected by the GOP, were he a candidate today. Just like we can all close our eyes and pretend we're walking on the moon.


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