Thursday, September 06, 2012

The LuLac Edition #2186, September 6th, 2012

Former President Bill Clinton at Democratic Convention last night. 


Bill Clinton gave another barn burning speech last night for the re-election of the man who vanquished the Clinton dynasty. In his remarks before the Democratic Convention, Clinton touted the accomplishments of the presumed first term of President Obama. Here’s part of what Clinton said: We Democrats — we think the country works better with a strong middle class, with real opportunities for poor folks to work their way into it — (cheers, applause) — with a relentless focus on the future, with business and government actually working together to promote growth and broadly share prosperity. You see, we believe that “we’re all in this together” is a far better philosophy than “you’re on your own.” (Cheers, applause.) It is. So who’s right? (Cheers.) Well, since 1961, for 52 years now, the Republicans have held the White House 28 years, the Democrats, 24. In those 52 years, our private economy has produced 66 million private sector jobs. So what’s the job score? Republicans, 24 million; Democrats, 42 (million). (Cheers, applause.) Now, there’s — (cheers, applause) — there’s a reason for this. It turns out that advancing equal opportunity and economic empowerment is both morally right and good economics. (Cheers, applause.) Why? Because poverty, discrimination and ignorance restrict growth. (Cheers, applause.) When you stifle human potential, when you don’t invest in new ideas, it doesn’t just cut off the people who are affected; it hurts us all. (Cheers, applause.) We know that investments in education and infrastructure and scientific and technological research increase growth. They increase good jobs, and they create new wealth for all the rest of us. (Cheers, applause.) Now, there’s something I’ve noticed lately. You probably have too. And it’s this. Maybe just because I grew up in a different time, but though I often disagree with Republicans, I actually never learned to hate them the way the far right that now controls their party seems to hate our president and a lot of other Democrats. I — (cheers, applause) — that would be impossible for me because President Eisenhower sent federal troops to my home state to integrate Little Rock Central High School. (Cheers, applause.) President Eisenhower built the interstate highway system. When I was a governor, I worked with President Reagan and his White House on the first round of welfare reform and with President George H.W. Bush on national education goals. (Cheers, applause.) I’m actually very grateful to — if you saw from the film what I do today, I have to be grateful, and you should be, too — that President George W. Bush supported PEPFAR. It saved the lives of millions of people in poor countries. (Cheers, applause.) And I have been honored to work with both Presidents Bush on natural disasters in the aftermath of the South Asian tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, the horrible earthquake in Haiti. Through my foundation, both in America and around the world, I’m working all the time with Democrats, Republicans and independents. Sometimes I couldn’t tell you for the life who I’m working with because we focus on solving problems and seizing opportunities and not fighting all the time. (Cheers, applause.) And so here’s what I want to say to you, and here’s what I want the people at home to think about. When times are tough and people are frustrated and angry and hurting and uncertain, the politics of constant conflict may be good. But what is good politics does not necessarily work in the real world. What works in the real world is cooperation. (Cheers, applause.) What works in the real world is cooperation, business and government, foundations and universities. Ask the mayors who are here. (Cheers, applause.) Los Angeles is getting green and Chicago is getting an infrastructure bank because Republicans and Democrats are working together to get it. (Cheers, applause.) They didn’t check their brains at the door. They didn’t stop disagreeing, but their purpose was to get something done. Now, why is this true? Why does cooperation work better than constant conflict? Because nobody’s right all the time, and a broken clock is right twice a day. (Cheers, applause.) And every one of us — every one of us and every one of them, we’re compelled to spend our fleeting lives between those two extremes, knowing we’re never going to be right all the time and hoping we’re right more than twice a day. (Laughter.) Unfortunately, the faction that now dominates the Republican Party doesn’t see it that way. They think government is always the enemy, they’re always right, and compromise is weakness. (Boos.) Just in the last couple of elections, they defeated two distinguished Republican senators because they dared to cooperate with Democrats on issues important to the future of the country, even national security 


I was dismayed today to hear the remarks of Democratic keynote speaker Julian Castro disparaged by right wing radio. Castro gave credit to his mother who he said mopped floors as a maintenance person in order for him to achieve. The radio people said that his playing that factor up was an insult to all people who use a mop. And yet last week when the GOP keynoter, Marco Rubio said that he was standing at the podium because his father stood as the banquet bartender in the back of the ballroom, they all went nuts. What is the difference? If anything the GOP should complain that Castro stole their idea. But that would entail actually listening to and understanding facts.
Matt Cartwright said on WILK yesterday that he wanted to meet Democrats who would help him hit the ground running if elected in November. Here is Cartwright with Representative Bruce Brailey from Iowa.
Normally seen on TV commercials and in Courtrooms, Attorney Marian Munley Cartwright is all smiles at the Democratic convention. 


Last night we heard from San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, whose story reflects the President’s story and the American story. And we heard from First Lady Michelle Obama, who knows the President best and the values and experiences that drive him. Our convention is crystallizing the choice the American people face this election. It’s a choice between President Obama’s vision of moving America forward to an economy built to last with a strong middle class at its core, or Mitt Romney’s vision of going back to the same“top-down” economic policies that crashed our economy and punished the middle class. We’re hearing about the strong leadership the President has shown and the tough but often unpopular decisions he’s made to strengthen this country over the long term. And how those decisions have been rooted in fundamental American values: that hard work and responsibility should be rewarded, that everyone should play by the same rules and everyone has a fair shot and a fair shake. We’re hearing about the President’s constant fight for working and middle-class Americans and how he’s fought every day to rebuild an economy that’s meant to last – an economy built from the middle class out, not the top down. We’re doing what Mitt Romney failed to do: honestly and clearly laying out the President’s vision and plan to move America forward and restore the promise of middle-class security for all Americans. Finally, President Clinton will take the stage to talk about what the President has done to help the nation recover from the worst economic crisis ever handed a new president, and what he’s doing to create an economy built to last – one that’s built from the middle out, not the top down. Twenty years ago, President Clinton heard many of the same charges President Obama faces today, from a Republican Party who believed that if we gave tax cuts to the well-off and slashed Medicare and investments in our children and workers, prosperity would trickle down to the middle class. Fortunately, the country rejected that approach, and instead invested in education and innovation, paid down the deficit by asking the wealthy to pay their fair share, and laid the foundation for 23 million new jobs, historic small business expansion and a record surplus. It’s striking that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan want to go back to the policies that turned those Clinton surpluses into massive deficits, punished the middle class and crashed our economy.


Casey Evans invites all Democrats who would like to attend a Watch Party tonight to stop by Brews Brothers by the 8th Street Bridge. The watching and whatever else watchers do begin at 8PM. 




ECTV Live hosts Tom Munley and David DeCosmo will be remembering September 11th., 2001 on their next program. Their guest will be Patrick Devaney, a retired New York City Firefighter who was in the midst of the recovery operations after the terrorist attacks in 2001! ECTV Live can be seen on Comcast Ch19 each day at Noon and Midnight with selected showings at 6pm on selected days,
This blog editor and L.A. Tarone back together on Topic A. 


We return Friday night to Topic A on WYLN TV 35 with L.A. Tarone. WYLN TV is seen in Wilkes Barre on Service Electric Channel 7. The fun starts at 5PM for the "Ftiday On My Mind Edition".


Join Shadoe Steele this week for another tremendous edition of Saturday Night Live At the Oldies”. You can hear the show on WILK AM and FM from 7PM to midnight with ABC News on the top of the hour. 


This Week on Sunday Magazine...Brian Hughes speaks with Joe Leonardi about National Childhood Obesity Month during the month of September. And Brian speaks with Howard Grossman about the upcoming “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren” event sponsored by the NEPA Intergenerational Coalition, coming up Friday September 14th at Genetti’s in Wilkes Barre. Sunday Magazine, Sunday morning at 5am on Great Country 93.7, 5:30am on 97BHT, 6am on 97.9X, 6:25am on Magic 93 and 7am on True Oldies 590, WARM.  


The Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) will provide LIVE gavel-to-gavel coverage of the state Supreme Court’s proceedings concerning the voter ID law and Pennsylvania’s latest legislative redistricting plan. LIVE coverage of the state’s highest court will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 13 in Philadelphia. The justices will hear oral arguments challenging the state’s voter ID law as well of those filed in response to the second state legislative redistricting plan that was approved in June. The state Supreme Court rejected the previous version of the redistricting plan in January. Recently a Commonwealth Court Judge upheld the voter ID law. Immediately following the conclusion of PCN’s LIVE coverage of the state Supreme Court’s session on the 13th, PCN will air a special LIVE PCN Call-In program about voter ID and redistricting. Viewers will be able to share their questions and comments on the topic by calling 1-877-PA6-5001 during the show. Guests on the program will include Michael Dimino of Widener University School of Law; Christopher Nicholas of the PA Business Council and Robert Jubelirer of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell and Hippel.

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Operation Swift is the The United States Marines mission which launched a search and destroy mission in Quang Nam and Quang Tin Provinces. The ensuing 4-day battle in Que Son Valley kills 114 Americans and 376 North Vietnamese..........Fashion Island, one of California's first outdoor shopping malls, opens in Newport Beach…… Pennsylvania, Governor Raymond Shafer says that the Pennsylvania economy is one of the strongest in the Middle Atlantic states…..and in Luzerne County the politics is fling fast and furious as campaigning begins for 4 Judicial seats, 4 Commissioner seats, a District Attorney’s race as well as a slew of row offices and 45 years ago this week the number 1 song in America and LuLac land was “The
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At 12:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not a big Bill Clinton fan. As a Vietnam Veteran I found it hard to vote for him but I did twice as the best choice. I think he did a good job as President. After watching tonights speech I gotta say, when it comes to speechifying Bill Clinton kicks ass and takes names!

Pete Cassidy

At 12:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Former president Bill Clinton's speech ........... UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!

At 4:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was wondering where the patient who calls himself the professor might be. Running a marathon with VP candidate Ryan at record speed or sailing the blue waters of the Pacific with Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and some of his imaginary doctor friends? I'm sure he will soon reappear with one of his fantasy filled tales of merriment or doom and gloom depending on who he decides to talk about. Come back soon prof, I miss your fictional world and invented life experiences. You are always good for a laugh!

the Early Morning Rambler

At 12:31 PM, Anonymous Professor Milburn Cleaver, OPA said...

Once again, Mr. Yonki tests my patience by reminding me of that vile year of 1967. Soon enough, I will be riding into the sunset and may relax from such stressful memories. The students of that year were almost as empty headed as you all.

The business of this classroom goes forward….

Students, last night at the Democratic National Convention Fmr. Pres. Bill Clinton gave a rousing speech. For anyone to say that the delegates in the hall were not moved and enthused would be a lie. Clinton spoke with eloquence, grace and vigor. No doubt he is the greatest orator in modern political life---even better in this category than Ronald Reagan himself. Please help that young ingrate in the back who just fainted. But now, let us get to down to the facts….
Simply because one can be a great leader does not make one a great decision maker. For instance, a great leader can guide you to the land of milk and honey; or guide you straight off of a cliff. In the end he convinced you to follow him, wherever you ended up. Bill Clinton did NOT improve the economy during his term in office. The Republican Congress led by Newt Gingrich and Trent Lott did. This is all too much for me and a blatant lie by the former President. Express all the rhetoric you want to, but when you try to rewrite history this is a disgusting and un-American practice!!!!
Tonight, we shall have the crescendo of the symphony when Pres. Obama makes his acceptance speech. In all reality class, it does not matter if it is perceived by the media as a home run or a flop. Tomorrow morning’s job numbers will accomplish that. I have spent the past week with my pen and ledgers and have completed my statistical research and have come to the following conclusion:

A 58% probability of a growth of 40 to 60 thousand jobs for the previous month of August.

A 32% probability of growth of 70 to 90 thousand jobs for the month.

And finally a 10% probability of growth of 100 to 200 thousand jobs.

IN other words, students, there is a 90 % chance that tomorrow morning all that was accomplished at the Dem Convention was for nothing. IN the end, numbers don’t lie. Only Liberal politicians do.
Something to think about this morning…….
Class Dismissed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

At 1:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clinton is the man; at least for a little while we forgot it was Obama who is the president.

At 2:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man, Clint Eastwood damn sure did better this time! He must of realized the chair thing just didnt work and his thoughts were so much more in tune with America.
He looked younger too and not crazed. Amazing what medication can do.


At 12:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh please, prof keep your promise and go away. Whoever you are you
must be running out of bullshit to sling! Rest up, take your pills and eat your porridge and be thankful for a clean bed.

the Nursing Staff

At 1:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

" This blog editor and L.A. Tarone back together on Topic A. "

What happened, did you get fired again?

At 11:44 PM, Blogger David Yonki said...

" This blog editor and L.A. Tarone back together on Topic A. "
What happened, did you get fired again?

At 3:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw the show. It's like you never left! Liked the weather component too.


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