The LuLac Edition #2234, October 19th, 2012
MAYBE I’M AMAZEDMAYBE I’M AMAZED……..that Yankee fans are upset that A Rod hasn’t been hitting. Well the rest of the team wasn’t hitting either so you can’t put this four game sweep by Detroit all on him. What is hysterical is how the media is upset that A Rod tried to score a date by sending an autographed ball (signed by him of course) to a woman in the stands. Wouldn’t it be funny if the targeted person switched her seat or gave the ball to a less uh shall we say bombastic friend. Yeah, I said it, bombastic friend.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…….that there seems to be many people weighing in on the fact that Luzerne County Manager Bob Lawton has not registered to vote. The guy can’t win for losing around here. He tries to be non political to the highest degree by not registering and he gets political blow back from people decrying his decision. In Luzerne County, not only is everyone a critic, everyone wants to be a Civics teacher.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……….that Pennsylvania has become a swing state. Ed Rendell has been saying this will be tight for weeks but no one listened to him. And the most amazing thing is Pennsylvania became a swing state without Mitt Romney spending a red cent.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……….that Hazleton Mayor Joe Yanuzzi’s full term as Mayor will not be as smooth as Mayor Barletta’s when it comes to City Council. Council voted thumbs down on Yanuzzi’s choice for City Administrator. Barletta had Yanuzzi on Council as a broker and advocate. Yanuzzi needs another Yanuzzi to bridge the gap with the new council.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED………..that as baseball winds down nationally, the area’s minor league team, the Scranton Wilkes barre Yankees have had a very visible presence in terms of marketing the new stadium and team for 2013.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…….that on Friday evening, we got two telemarketing calls from schools Mrs. LuLac attended asking for money. It has to be outsourcing because even though they sound young, I can’t imagine students making phone calls at 9PM on a Friday night touting the old Alma mater.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……..that a friend of mine who works at Wal Mart told me that in the store’s warehouse where he works, Halloween candy is packed from the floor to the ceiling. And going fast. He estimates more sweets will be needed by the big day.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……at the instant opinions you get on Facebook and Twitter regarding events like a football game, major trial or in the case of the 2012 election, the Presidential debates. Everyone has become a political analyst and the opinions are instantaneous. You have to love social media.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED………….that with City, County and States on the brink of financial disaster or at least incredible tight belt buckling, you have to wonder what the future will bring. No matter who gets elected President, the national debt will have to be addressed. I wonder how long it will be before the deficit hawks realize that cutting government will mean cutting services. It is easy to demonize big government but let’s face it, when the roads get unpaved, the local taxes go sky high (as they are in Wilkes Barre) the money is either going to have to come from somewhere. If it doesn’t, then the services will be nowhere. And I wonder how long the big mouths who hate government will stand for that.
MAYBE I’M AMAZZED………..that Senator Bob Casey, once a lock for reelection is in serious trouble. Challenger Tom Smith has closed the gap to within 4 points. If he wins, this will be the upset of the country.