Thursday, October 04, 2012

The Lulac Edition #2217, October 4th, 2012



It is pretty much a consensus that President Obama fell into the incumbent trap on Wednesday night by letting Mitt Romney gain an advantage over him in the first Presidential debate. Obama in effect reprised the performance of George W. Bush when a hunched over W., let challenger John Kerry define his record. 43’s father, George H.W. Bush also had rough debates with Bill Clinton and Ross Perot. These three instances prove what Richard Nixon and Lyndon Johnson knew, it is not good for an incumbent to let a challenger have equal footing. (Gerald Ford actually asked for the debates in 1976 with Jimmy Carter because he was so far behind and Carter reciprocated with only one later debate under pressure from people fed up with the Iranian hostage crisis.) Obama is going to have to get up off the mat, dust himself off and become less professorial. The President is going to have to defend his record. And there are things to defend like a health care law that actually has good thinks in it. Like a stimulus bill that actually saved the economy. Like a Consumer protection agency that stopped the rape of credit card holders by the credit card companies. Jesus, if I can see these things, why the hell can’t Obama? Hey Axelrod, if the President needs a stand in, call me. Once you’ve debated Tarone, Romney can be had. But I digress. Seriously, the President can get back on a new footing but he must start to fight like he wants the job, not its perks. He must be specific in how he cuts taxes for the middle class. And for Christ sake, he has to stop talking about how he saved public sector jobs. That doesn’t cut it when people are struggling with two $8.00 an hour jobs. And how about this, ley’s get a debate partner other than John Kerry. How about a bit pull. And once more thing for the President. Pull out an old tape of Mario Cuomo of New York. In debates, Cuomo stalled his opponents by using phrases like, “I don’t understand what you mean”, “How are you going to do?” and “How are you going to do this?” Simple basic questions that the average voter is asking. While politicians parrot simple answers sometimes they get flummoxed by a simple question. Debate prep starts now. 


When Tim Russert of Meet the Press fame died in 2008, NBC officials were toying with the idea of moving MSNBC’s Chris Matthews to the mother network. But they were afraid he could not be that objective. This video will explain why he’s still on MSNBC. All that said, ya gotta love him.

11th Congressional District candidate Lou Barlettta. 


The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund, representing four million members across the country, awarded its endorsement to United States Representative Lou Barletta. Citing Barletta’s solid and consistent pro-gun voting record, the NRA-PVF also gave Barletta an “A” rating. “On behalf of our four million members nationwide, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is proud to endorse you for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania’s 11th Congressional District. Based on your solid and consistent pro-gun voting record, you received an “A” rating from the NRA-PVF,” stated James J. Baker, Director of Federal Affairs. Baker continued, “Thank you for your unwavering support of the Second Amendment. We urge our members, gun owners and sportsmen in Pennsylvania’s 11th Congressional District to vote for you on November 6th.” “As a gun owner, I understand the meaning and significance of the Second Amendment. I believe in an individual right to keep, own, and use firearms and my record is consistent with that belief. I will always be vigilant in defense of the Second Amendment and I am honored to accept the endorsement and support of the NRA.” Congressman Barletta responded. 




After businessman Phil Scollo challenged Congressman Marino to three debates yesterday, Marino's campaign manager responded saying Marino would only consider doing one of the three. The manager acknowledged that Mr. Marino had himself requested multiple debates in the past but that he would now follow the 'Washington business as usual' approach of declining most, if not all, debate invitations. "In his last campaign, Congressman Marino asked Chris Carney for an unlimited amount of debates and called it 'shameful' when Carney only agreed to one. It's a disservice to the voters that now that Marino has a record to stand on, he's too afraid to do so." Mr. Scollo had asked that one debate focus on Medicare and one debate focus on jobs. "When I travel the district talking with voters, the first two issues they ask me about are Medicare and jobs. I'm sure Tom Marino hears the same. The voters deserve to hear our positions on those two critical issues and Mr. Marino should have the courage to publicly defend his stances. Instead, Mr. Marino has made the political calculation that it is better to be hypocritical than it would be to stand up and defend his two votes to essentially end Medicare and his vote to slash funding to the region's largest employer. The voters deserve better." 
Phil Scollo left Wall Street to start a small business in Northeastern Pennsylvania. He learned hard work and public service early from a New York City Fire Fighter, his father. His business, a management-consulting firm, has served all types of organizations from global corporations to small businesses and government agencies. Phil has lived in Dingman Township, Pennsylvania since 1998 with his wife, Karen. He is the proud father of three children.
17th Congressional District candidate Matt Cartwright. 


Democratic Congressional candidate Matt Cartwright has been officially endorsed by both the American Nurses Association (ANA) and the American Hospital Association. “Matt has consistently stood up for the little guy during his years of taking on big business,” said ANA-PAC Chair Faith Jones, MSN, RN, NEA-BC. “His passion for fixing our health care system is something that is closely shared by myself and nurses in Pennsylvania and across the country.” ANA is the only full-service professional organization representing the interests of the nation's 3.1 million registered nurses through its constituent and state nurses associations and its organizational affiliates. “I am honored by these endorsements. The future of our Nation’s healthcare is a priority of mine and I will continue to fight for the people of the Northeastern Pennsylvania in Congress,” said, Cartwright. Cartwright, continued, “I have spent my professional career protecting people and small business owners from uncaring insurance companies. In Congress, among my top priorities will be protecting Medicare, Veterans Health Benefits and working to create the best healthcare system in the world.” Matt Cartwright is a Democrat, running for Congress in the 17th Congressional District, which now includes parts of Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe and Northampton Counties, as well as all of Schuylkill County. Cartwright is running for Congress to bring jobs to Northeast Pennsylvania, and make sure that corporations and wealthy Americans pay their fair share of taxes. 


The last beam of steel will soon be erected at the reconstructed PNC Field, and the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees wants the community to be a part of the historic moment.From 3 p.m. until dusk on Tuesday, October 9, the public can stop by PNC Field to autograph their name on the beam, forever proclaiming the building as the community's ballpark for as long as it stands. "Since day one, we have consistently said that PNC Field is the community's ballpark," said President and General Manager Rob Crain. "This event gives our fans a unique way to forever put their mark, literally, on the crown jewel of NEPA." The beam signing is open to the general public and will be a casual event. Participants should report to the Trolley Barn Entrance (Media Entrance) and not the main entrance, as the construction area is closed to the general public. 
Who: General Public 
What: Sign your name on the final piece of steel installed at PNC Field Where: PNC Field, Media Entrance, near the Trolley Museum 
When: Tuesday, October 9, 3 p.m. until dusk 
Why: To proclaim PNC Field as NEPA's community ballpark  



ECTV Live hosts Tom Munley and David DeCosmo will welcome Joe Leonardi to their program during the week of October 8th. He'll be discussing problems related to youth obesity and bullying. Leonardi used to tip the scales at 340 pounds till he took control of himself, which in turn led to living a healthy Lifestyle. ECTV Live can be seen on Comcast Ch19 at Noon and Midnight each day with selected showings at 6pm as well. 


This Weekend on Sunday Magazine. Brian Hughes speaks with Dr. Joe Leonardi about the link between childhood obesity and bullying. And Brian speaks with health expert Stuart Tomc about the AMA’s war on Omega 3 fish oils. 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. 


This week Tiffanty Cloud welcomes Dr. Joe Leonardi on Storm Politics on WYLN TV 35. Guest: Dr. Joe Leonardi, discussing 2 of his books. If you are watching the debate, you can catch Storm Politics again Th 9:30p, Sat 5p, Sun 11a, Mon 8:30p, Tues 9:30p. 


Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State football defensive coordinator, convicted of 45 counts of child sexual abuse is scheduled for sentencing on Tuesday, October 9. The Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) will air a special LIVE PCN Call-In program at 8:00 p.m. to discuss the sentencing. Viewers will be able to share their comments and questions concerning the topic with a guest panel during the LIVE hour-long PCN Call-In program just by dialing toll-free at 1-877-PA6-5001. 


This week WILK AM and FM present Shadoe Steele’s Saturday Night Live at the Oldies. The show is on from 7pm to midnight with ABC News on the top of the hour. This week’s guest is Mason Williams who was a Comedy writer on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour and wrote and performed “Classical Gas”.
Our "1967" logo. 


Southern California's Pacific Ocean Park closes down, known as the Disneyland by the sea.......Guerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men are captured in Bolivia.... Vietnam War: U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk states during a news conference that proposals by the U.S. Congress for peace initiatives are futile, because of North Vietnam's opposition...................In Pennsylvania Governor Raymond Shafer says that he will try to hold the line on taxes as the state goes through its current fiscal year. House and Senate Democrats object saying that given the new expenditures on education and transportation, Shafer will have to have a tax increase in 1968……..and in Lackawanna County the Democratic majority Commissioners Patrick Melody and Edward Zipay pledge to not raise any taxes in the county of they are re-elected…and 45 years ago this week the number 1 song in America and LuLac land was Bobby Vee’s ballad “Come Back When You Grow Up Girl”.


At 5:59 AM, Anonymous Professor Milburn Cleaver, OPA said...

Please Mr. Yonki, I only have a few weeks left; can you cease transporting me back to that vile year of 1967?!?

The business of this classroom moves forward.....

I do not have much time for you today as I am once again off on a mini-vacation. I will be heading to Florida for a seminar. I guess you can say that this trip will be more work than leisure. I do look forward to the sunshine and warm weather and perhaps a few rounds of golf. What I most anticipate is the good conversation with some friends who actually "know" politics instead of most of you who sleep through class.
People continually ask me why I am on hiatus so frequently of late. Fact is, I have garnered up much personal time over the years of employment in my field and if I do not use it I will lose it according to the contract I have signed.
Yesterday morning I informed the Dean that I will be leaving early next month. I look forward to a great retirement as I have earned it. I am already researching a schedule. I plan on stealing a leaflet from Mr. Yonki's playbook and writing a book myself.
Also, golf, tennis and a little skiing will be in play.
I am not ready to say farewell yet, I will save that for the day after the election.
For now, a temporary farewell for the weekend. PLease, don't risk others lives by driving drunk, or drugged out. If you must ingest massive amounts of booze and drugs, please stay away from a motor vehicle. Just walk.

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

At 9:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr Yonki,

Did you see your old buddy former VP and once elected President Al Gore's comments on the debate?

At 10:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is where we found the one armed man!

At 6:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes He Will Recover and come back strong! If he doesn,t he doesnt deserve our votes. Unfortunately again its a case not of voting for the right man but the more deserving of two questionable candidates. Thats the way American politics has become. None of these guys running for President or Vice President are that impressive and its been that way for a long time.
Al Gore was elected but I dont know how much better than W he would have been. I dont believe there would have been a War and that alone answers that question I guess. McCain would have been dangerous and worse with Palin as a back up. The last clear choice was Bill Clinton.

Carey Ave Jack

At 12:13 AM, Blogger David Yonki said...

Did you see your old buddy former VP and once elected President Al Gore's comments on the debate?

At 12:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Barack Obama will be voting for Mitt Romney in the 2012 Presidential Election


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