Friday, October 12, 2012

The LuLac Edition #2225, October 12th, 2012

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MAYBE I’M AMAZED……..that Luzerne County Manager Bob Lawton has decided not to register with any party in this County. Our politics and past corruption sins are so divisive we are even scaring out of towners who move in here to not even attempt to vote. 
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…….that Scranton has reached into its back pocket and pulled out the commuter tax. So for the privilege of working in Scranton, you get taxed. A few thoughts, Jimmy Connors repealed this when he tried to run for Congress and failed. Now the Council and Mayor want to bring it back. There’s an episode of “The Office” in this somewhere. 
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……….that life seems to be going on just fine at Penn State this fall. Jo Pa, sans statue is still revered but there seems to be a revisionist history going on about him staying too long at the fair. Sandusky is locked up, they are not going to make him pay back his pension and Bill O’Brien has actually got the team on track. If the team has a winning record, right or wrong, that will put the ugliness further away in the rear view mirror. They say time heals all wounds but winning football games kind of speeds it up. 
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…………..that Governor Tom Corbett is not too worried about his poll numbers. Corbett says he’s made the tough calls and made the right decisions and that the voters will understand in 2014. One thing about Corbett, what he is doing should come as no surprise to anyone in Pennsylvania. Regarding state taxes and funding. 
MAYBE I’M AMAZED………..that Wilkes Barre Mayor Tom Leighton and City Controller Kathy Kane as well as the City Council members have not volunteered to take that 6 week furlough because the city is in financial distress. I mean Leighton and Kane are career politicians with second incomes. Kane has a teacher’s pension and runs a funeral home. You mean to tell me she can’t spare the change? How does the city expect rank and file workers to take the furlough when the leaders, the stewards of the city decide they won’t do the same? Leighton said he won’t ask for a raise! I hope he can survive on the $1462.00 a week he takes home! 
MAYBE I’M AMAZED………..that most elephants weigh less than the tongue of a blue whale. 
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……….that I just heard on TV that a bride got new breasts for her wedding day. (Mrs. LuLac is watching TLC again). Times have changed, when I got married thirty years ago all we gave each other were wedding bands. 
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……..that Pete Rose, a favorite of mine felt the need to talk to the new York Post about how he doesn’t think Derek Jeter will break his all time hits record. Interesting that Jeter never brought it up but Pete felt the need to. 
MAYBE I’M AMAZED………………that this site is getting reports about how difficult it is to have a convention or meeting in the sleepy little town. Gettysburg was counting on getting one of the casino licences but struck out. Apparently they haven’t done anything to improve their lot since they were turned down. A group stayed at one of the best hotels in town and the internet connections went down on the Sunday night they arrived. Miraculously when the people were leaving, the internet came back on as they were checking out. If you fly in, you better rent a car because there is very little transportation in terms of cabs or buses to get around. And if you are on one end of town and need to get back to your hotel, better have those walking shoes on because the hotels will find an excuse to not come and get you. Man, can you imagine if these jokers got a casino license? 
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……….that there will only be a few days between the Vice Presidential debate and the Presidential one next Tuesday. Mitt Romney better not come out too caffenienated because if he appears to be disrespectful to the President, it just might pull his campaign back. What is amazing to me is that Romney has abandoned his chief strategist (I believe that strategists are overpaid flunkies who do more harm than good, look at Bob Shrum, (Kerry 2004), Mark Penn (Clinton 2008) and Stevens for Romney. Mitt has gotten his family involved (George H.W. Bush had an inner council formed by his sons that helped the late Lee Atwater) and along with old GOP hand Ed Gillespie, the campaign has not reverted to a big mistake after a big triumph. 
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……..that in Texas it is illegal to paint graffiti on your cow. 
MAYBE I'M AMAZED...........that former Luzerne County Commissioner Greg Skrepenak seems to be testing the waters as he e-enters the community from his prison stay. Skrep was featured on the cover of the Citizen Voice's Jumpstart with his son. The article as well as the photo featured Skrep's son following his father in to the ranks of sports stardom. I wish his son well and wish Skrep well on his own return to the area. It was just surprising to see. Just saying. No opinion either way. 


At 8:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Personally, I'm very annoyed that our county manager did not find it fit for him to register to vote. What kind of role model is that for young people. I understand the pitfall of registering in one of the political parties but he could have registered as an Independent. Shame on him!

I agree 100% with your comment on WB officials not leading by example. I realize they cannot file for unemployment like the employees can but they sure as heck could donate a large portion of their salaries back to the city as a way of leading the troops. Greed is a tough thing to overcome.oachHe 40

At 12:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see in an online article where Mitt Romney has the endorsement of Lindsay Lohan! That settles it. Romney is over the top and will be a clear winner. No offense to the former Governor who most likely didnt covet the endorsement. Good grief, what has the 24 news cycle come to? Every day young Lohan makes the news for one offense or another, but come on! I wonder who Chas Manson would vote for if he could and I also wonder if young Lohan will be sober or even show up to vote. Poor old Walt Disney.


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