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Monday, October 29, 2012
The LuLac Edition #2246, October 29th, 2012
We hope and pray people are safe and the damage is at a minimum. But if it isn’t, I am sure there will be a network of services to help people in need hit by a disaster and freakish storm. It is not time to preach about “pulling oneself up with the boostraps”, or the garbage line that a helping hand is a handout, it’s time to extend a hand to help.
If we are away for a few days, it’ll be a power problem. If things stay stable, we’ll be posting every day.
BOB HARPER RETURNS
Bob Harper media is back on the airwaves in Luzerne County. This time in the 119th District race between Gerald Mullery and Rick Arnold. Arnold ran last time and made it is credible race. Harper’s touch is in the radio ads that are as always brilliant. This time an elderly couple goes into the Doctor’s office complaining of a number of maladies. The good doctor diagnoses their problems as a reaction to Harrisburg. Harper had ads running last year for Stefanie Salavantis and Frank Farina. Both won. With his subtle shots about “too many lawyers”, Mullery is one and the recognition of Arnold as being an independent businessman might have an appeal. Arnold is gregarious and energetic and will never pass up an opportunity to speak to someone. He has made an effort to buttonhole me every time he saw me. I saw Mullery this summer at the Sanitary in Nanticoke and got nothing. Granted the guy was on his way to a soccer match with his daughters and most likely had a lot on his mind but a blogger with a cane and a serious limp is pretty hard to miss. I’m sure my friend and fellow blogger Gort would agree, ignore us in an off year, we’re cool with that but in an election year?
L.A. Tarone thinks Arnold is going to win this race in an upset. Mullery has the Democratic backing as well as the support from the Yudichak machine. Plus, from what I understand, he has an office that is geared toward excellent constituent service. That said, Bob Harper rarely loses. We’ll see on Election Day.
Let us eat cake!!!!!
The Laureen Cummings for Congress campaign has issued an invitation on Friday, November 2 for a Dessert Reception for the candidate. There will be scrumptious desserts to sample, and a splendid time is guaranteed for all!
When: Friday, November 2, 7-9 PM
Where: The Cafe ...An American bistro
1120 Highway 315
Plains Township, PA 18705
$35 donation requested. The food is good and she really needs the money.
11th Congressional candidate Gene Stilp.
STILP TAKES TO THE AIR
Gene Stilp Says He Can Take The Heat In Congress
Unique New Ad Touts the Congressional candidates Record Of Taking On Tough Battles
And His Ability To Face New Ones
Last week, 11th Congressional District Candidate and Democratic Nominee, Gene Stilp, unveiled a campaign advertisement which recounts the difficult fights he has taken on in the past, under intense heat and pressure to do otherwise, and states that he is not afraid of doing the right thing in Congress, no matter how hot it gets.
The unique 30 second ad cites the longtime activist's prior fights against the 2005 illegal legislative payraise and perpetrators of government waste, fraud and abuse in state government and states that Mr. Stilp can take on "the firestorm of corruption in Washington".
See the new ad here.
Additionally it cites the misleading comments from his opponent, Congressman Lou Barletta's recent ad. It states that Mr. Stilp wants to cut over $700 million from Medicare.
In addressing the false claim, Mr. Stilp said, "Mr. Barletta's ad is completely false. It's Congressman Barletta that wants to cut Medicare, as he voted for the Ryan Budget, which would turn Medicare into a voucher program and would harm our seniors. Mr. Barletta has taken hundreds of thousands of dollars from lobbyists and corporations to run this false and misleading ad. That is what is wrong with Washington and is why I am running. As you can see in this ad, I am uniquely equipped to take on this fight."
Gene Stilp is a longtime activist fighting against government waste, fraud and abuse for many years. He filed the only lawsuit contesting the illegal legislative pay raise in 2005, which overturned the pay hike for legislators. Also, he also filed the initial complaint in the Bonusgate scandal, which led to significant upheaval in the legislature and important changes to ensure better government. Gene is also a first responder in Dauphin County and was at Ground Zero to participate in the recovery efforts after the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11th.
The 11th Congressional District is a new district put into place after the 2010 redistricting efforts. It contains all of Columbia, Montour and Wyoming counties and parts of Carbon, Cumberland, Dauphin, Luzerne, Northumberland and Perry counties. It stretches over 200 miles in length.
OBAMA’S 537 AD
This is a powerful ad being run by the Obama campaign. This is designed to appeal to every staunch Democrat’s memory of the 2000 Presidential race.
Location: Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
Author of the book "A Radio Story/We Wish You Well In Your Future Endeavors" and "Leges Vitae" "26 Rules of Life" and the new novel, "Weather Or Knot". The blog editor also writes various news articles and columns as well as upcoming literary projects. The blog editor was a frequent guest on WYOU TV'S INTERACTIVE NEWSCASTS when political issues were discussed on the national, state and local level. Currently, Yonki is a weekly panelist on WYLN TV 35's Friday Topic A program. He also appears on the Hazleton, PA. stations Election Night coverage and does special projects and stories for WYLN TV 35's 10PM Newscast "Late Edition".