The LuLac Edition #2242, October 25th, 2012
This past week Pat Conway, a board member of the Luzerne County Transportation Authority took a few hits from his fellow board members. Conway was the one who went to the press about phony ridership on the bus. Board members were outraged because he just wasn’t playing nice and doing the LuLac land bobbing head doll thing. Board member Sal Licata lamented that if only Conway had brought it to the board, by gummite they’d a done something about it betcha by golly Bob!!! Minutes later, a woman named Patricia Horst who was sexually assaulted by an LCTA manager/employee stood before the board and decried their non action in her case. She also told of how she was “asked” not not go public with the accusations. For this woman to have to come forward publicly to state and advocate her case is nothing short of a disgrace. You could bet your ass if she was one of the connected board member’s daughters or nieces, there would be consequences. The gutless board did not vote to suspend the clueless man who serves as its Executive Director. The board is going to do what Luzerne County boards usually do, stonewall. What can you expect from hacks like Paul Maher and others who have lived on the status quo all these years. Pat Conway will most likely be booted off the board but at least he brought to light the things that are going on that needed some bright lights shed on it. It is unfortunate that Ms. Horst had to “out” herself publicly while the bobble heads sat there wondering what the hell hit them. The answer to that is simple: honesty.
Republican Aaron Kaufer faced off against 120th State Representative Phyllis Mundy the other night. Kaufer said he will try to reform the State Legislature and bring in jobs to the district. Kaufer is a very earnest young man but the GOP legislature is nothing but a bunch of little dictators who most likely have manhood issues. They have tried to stop people from voting with the ID scheme and just last week thumbed their noses at flood victims. Imagine Kaufer trying to “reform” these guys. He’ds be sleeping with the fishes in the Susquehanna! As for jobs, Kaufer didn’t say how the heck he would bring in jobs to his district. Mundy on the other hand promised to try and represent her district with the more than twenty two years of seniority she has built up. In the debate, both seemed to agree more than disagree. Displacing a multiyear incumbent like Mundy would be counterproductive to the interests of the district. Kaufer has run a decent campaign and has gotten a few defections from the Democratic party. Even though he has acquitted himself well, this is not his time to win. Stronger candidates through the years have fallen to Mundy. That will not change this year either.
MEANWHILE…KAUFER GETS A NODThe Pennsylvania Coalition of Taxpayer Associations (PCTA) has announced its endorsement of Aaron Kaufer for the 120th seat of the Pennsylvania Legislative District in the November 6 general election. The PCTA, a statewide organization that promotes education finance reform alliance, specifically mentioned Aaron's stead fast support for House Bill 1776, the Property Tax Independence Act. With the proper support, HB 1776 will terminate and equitably replace school property taxes while reforming a collapsing system of taxation. "The current tax structure is ineffective and outdated. People living on fixed incomes, especially senior citizens, are struggling to pay the taxes on homes they already own. It is time that our representative of the 120th district take a stand in promoting common sense tax reform throughout the state." Aaron is proud to receive the endorsement of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Taxpayer Associations, and is committed to achieving tax reform and the implementation of common sense policies for both the citizens of Pennsylvania and the 120th district.
BABY AND BIDENVice President Joe Biden gave a campaign speech in Ohio on Wednesday, refusing to let a crying baby distract from his message that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is no good for the United States. "I don't blame that baby for crying," he said, over audible wails from a child in the crowd. "You know what, she just realized what it means if Romney gets elected. She is out there -- God love her. Hi, baby, how are you? It's okay, he's not gonna get elected, you're going to be okay. You're gonna be okay. But you can't blame her. God, I shouldn't be scaring children like this."
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An abortion bill passes in the British Parliament…………..Charles De Gaulle vetoes British entry into the European Economic Community again..........London criminal Jack McVitie is murdered by the Kray twins, leading to their eventual imprisonment and downfall……..in Pennsylvania Governor Shafer meets with Michigan Governor George Romney. Romney was entering the ’68 Presidential race and was trying to shore up support from fellow Governors. Shafer remained uncommitted because he wanted to see what New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller would do……….in Luzerne county, a tough race continues to develop for 2 Judgeships. Democrats Peter Paul Olsweski Senior and Ralph Johnston face off against Robert Hourigan and District Attorney Thomas Mack….and 45 years ago this week the number one song in LuLac land and America was a unique song by comic and TV star Bill Cosby.