Thursday, November 01, 2012

The LuLac Edition #2249, November 1st, 2012

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With the big storm hitting the East Coast, the numerous ads that are now being run in Pennsylvania (I’ve never heard so many outrageous lies about health care) and the closing days of the campaign, we are conducting the fifth and final LuLac Poll. The question is: 
If the 2012 presidential election were held today, whom would you vote for? 
Mitt Romney 
Barack Obama 
Someone else 
No one Not sure
Here's the link to vote. After you hit DONE, you will leave Survey Monkey and LuLac. 



Dan Hirschhorn, the National Politics Reporter for The Daily reports that Mitt Romney is set to make a last-minute campaign stop on Sunday in Pennsylvania, The Daily has learned. Details are still being determined and with scheduling for the final days of the campaign still fluid, it’s possible Romney could still bypass the state. But two top Pennsylvania Republican officials and a Romney adviser said a large rally in the vote-rich southeastern part of the state is in the works for Sunday. The final decision is likely to be made on Friday. “I’m 99 percent certain he’s coming,” one senior level Republican official told The Daily. “It’s going to be a huge rally and it’s going to be very successful.” “They said all along, ‘if you get within a certain margin we’ll consider it,’” another top Republican said. “They said they’d come the final week, and we got there.” This does make sense. Romney is scheduled to be back and forth through Ohio this weekend. He is also scheduled for New Hampshire which he needs to get to 270. A stop over in the Keystone State is as Dr. Spock would say, “logical”. 


New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg endorsed President Obama yesterday. The New York City Independent came out for the President against Mitt Romney but at the same time called for the re-election of Mr. Obama. But Bloomberg did say the President’s first term was a disappointment. While New York’s Electoral votes are firmly in Obama’s corner, look for a lower than usual turnout in the embattled city of New York. That will ramp up Romney’s popular vote. 


The Senate race between Tom Smith and Senator Casey is still getting close. But opinion oolls in the state show Smith an unfavorable rating due to the Casey ads that castigate Smith’s role in the Tea Party. It is interesting that both men have played the coal miner card. Smith has said he worked in the mines and then became a mine owner. Kind of a boy makes good story. Casey said that his grandfather was a cold miner. Some people have disputed the claim but it is true that his grandfather, Alphonso Casey worked in the mines at the age of 11 as a mule tender. A mule tender was a job that usually a young boy had. He would guide the mule down to the shaft, help load the wagon full of coal and then guide it back to the surface. Casey’s grandfather later became a lawyer. It is ironic that in this modern age of the 21st century, the two candidate for one of the top offices in the State is debating the bonafides of who worked harder and got further in the mines. 


President Obama on Air Force One.  


Even though the President was on a campaign stop today, he did continue his job as Commander In Chief. Check this out: 
Aboard Air Force One en route to Las Vegas, the President talked to New York Governor Cuomo about the recovery efforts underway in his state. The two will convene another call later tonight with other local officials. FEMA Administrator Fugate will also join the call. 
The President also convened conference calls with state and local elected officials in New Jersey and Connecticut to ensure that federal partners continue to bring all available resources to bear to support state and local response efforts and that bureaucratic red tape is not impeding progress. 
The call with New Jersey officials included Governor Christie, the state’s emergency manager and more than 700 officials from across the state. The call to discuss Connecticut recovery efforts included Governor Malloy and the state’s emergency manager. FEMA Administrator Fugate also participated in both calls.
10th Congressional candidate Phil Scollo. 


Congressman Marino Pulls Out of WVIA's Televised Congressional Debate 
In 2010, Tom Marino called it "shameful" when his opponent, Chris Carney, agreed to only one debate. Now he is giving the voters ZERO debates. Dingman, PA - The Scollo for Congress campaign was informed today by WVIA that Congressman Tom Marino will not honor his prior commitment to participate in the WVIA-TV debate. Marino said it was due to scheduling conflicts. Scollo requested that Marino release his schedule to the public to show why he is missing the debate. The original debate date had to be moved as a result of Hurricane Sandy and Scollo agreed to participate in any proposed alternative time slot. "This election is too important to let scheduling difficulties get in the way of a full debate on the issues facing Pennsylvania families and seniors," said Scollo. "Marino should step-up to the plate and debate." In 2010, Tom Marino called it "shameful" when his opponent Chris Carney only agreed to one debate. Now he is giving the voters ZERO debates. Though Marino said he did not have time for a one-hour debate, he did find time to tweet about his constituents in the aftermath of the storm. He tweeted: “Happy Halloween and Happy Belated Monday to all of you lucky stiffs who haven’t been to work yet this week.” The tweet was deleted a couple hours later with an apology. Scollo responded. "How can we take this Congressman seriously when he is mocking his constituents devastated by the storm? A child died in our district during this storm. I've been out around Pike County and everywhere I go I see devastation. This district deserves 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. A summa cum laude graduate of St. John’s University, Phil holds a B.S. in Government and Politics. 


Tomorrow, Friday, November 2nd, at 11am outside of the Homeland Center, 1901 N. Fifth Street in Harrisburg, Fourth District Congressional Candidate Gene Stilp will address and clarify false statements made by his opponent, Congressman Lou Barletta regarding the future of Social Security and Medicare. Regarding the false claims, Mr. Stllp said, "Congressman Barletta has been in his commercials and public statements charging that I will not protect Medicare and will harm our seniors. Nothing could be further from the truth. I will set the record straight." Mr Stilp will be accompanied by a 15 foot wheelchair to help emphasis his commitment to protecting Medicare, Social Security and other programs for our seniors. 


Your blog editor with WILK's Sue Henry.


Friday November 2nd, The David Madiera Show on The Talker, 94.3PM: 7:15AM. 
Sunday November 4th, Sunday Magazine with Brian Hughes 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. Sunday, November 4th, The L.A. Tarone Show, WILK AM and FM 103.1 News Talk Radio. 1 to 2PM. 
Election Day, November 6th, The Morning News with Webster and Nancy, FOX 56, 7 to 8AM. Election Day, November 6th, “The Morning News with Webster and Nancy, WILK AM and FM 103.1. 7am to 9am. 
Election Day, November 6th, PA LIVE on WBRE TV with Dave Kuharchik and Monica Madeja. 4PM. 
Election Day, November 6th, WYLN TV 35, ELECTION NIGHT COVERAGE, 8 to ?????? Wednesday, November 7th, The Sue Henry Show, WILK AM and FM 103.1, 9:30AM. 


ECTV Live hosts Tom Munley and David DeCosmo will be noting Veterans's Day on their program during the week on November 5th. Their guest will be Sam Greenberg, Past Commander of the National Jewish War Veterans of the United States. ECTV Live can be seen on Comcast Ch19 at Noon and Midnight throughout the week with selected additional screenings at 6pm on several days during the week. 


This Week on Sunday Magazine Brian Hughes and political blogger David Yonki from the LuLac Political Letter preview Tuesday’s election, running down the top local state and national races, with predictions on who will win and why. 
Magic 93’s Frankie in the Morning speaks with Kristin Topolski from Ruth’s Place about their 2 mile walkathon, “A Mile In Her Shoes” coming up this Sunday at 1pm on Public Square in downtown Wilkes Barre. 
And Brian speaks with Dr. Charles Simone from the University of Pennsylvania about a recent study on the effects of chemotherapy on cardiac toxicity in breast cancer patients. Sunday Magazine, Sunday morning at 5am on Great Country 93.7, 5:30am on 97BHT, 9am on 97.9X, 6:25am on Magic 93, and 7am on True Oldies 590, WARM. 


Check out Shadoe Steele this Saturday from 7pm to midnight on WILK AM and FM with ABC News on the top of the hour. Shadoe plays the greatest hits of yesteryear and has some great interviews.

Our 1967 logo. 


Vietnam War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson holds a secret meeting with a group of the nation's most prestigious leaders ("the Wise Men") and asks them to suggest ways to unite the American people behind the war effort. They conclude that the American people should be given more optimistic reports on the progress of the war. • November 3 – Vietnam War – Steven Wilson was Born. Battle of Dak To: Around Dak To (located about 280 miles north of Saigon near the Cambodian border), heavy casualties are suffered on both sides (the Americans narrowly win the battle on November 22)……in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Tate faces off against District Attorney Arlen Specter for the Mayor ship of the city of Philadelphia. Tate defends his decision to retain his Police Commissioner Frank Rizzo…….and in Luzerne County, the race for County Commissioner gets dirty and nasty as Democrats Frank Crossin and Ed Wideman trade barbs with incumbent Jim Post and Ethel Price. Rumors of ticket cutting abound as the race draws to a close and 45 years ago the number 1 song in LuLac land and America was a "Expressway To Your Heart" by the Soul Survivors.


At 6:02 AM, Anonymous Pope George Ringo said...

Is ROmneys sudden interest in Pa. a sign that his inner polling sees a chance of picking off the state? If he won PA he wins the election.

However, is it a last ditch effort---a hail mary--the result of inner polling telling him OHIO is down the drain?????

WE shall see.

At 7:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy hell, whoda tunk it? Mayor Bloomberg endorsed Obama yesterday in a 17 page endorsement and did it for all solid logical reasons. That coming on the heels of Colin Powell's endorsement and NJ Republican governor Chris Christy throwing all kinds of accolades for Obama's performance and personal attention even giving Christy his personal phone number.
I recall going back 40 years ago, I wrote instructions for my wife if something were to happen to me. You know, insurance, car titles, house deeds, cash accounts, etc and finally one piece of advice. I told her to NEVER seek advise from someone who knows less than her. Always seek guidance from the best available experts on the subject.'
Well, I'm hoping that the American people who do not follow politics or government will look toward those three leaders who have earned the right to opine on government, will follow their lead and not vote for a candidate that has changed his stance on every position he has taken. The same guy who said FEMA should be disbanded and given to the states to handle themselves. Can you imagine Chris Christy digging NJ out from under this terrible devastation without federal help? My prayer will be that people grab hold of common sense and look to Obama to lead us into the next four years.

At 8:25 AM, Anonymous Professor Milburn Cleaver, OPA, Retired said...

Good morning Students,

Mr. Yonki, what merit you can possibly see in that disdainful year of 1967 I will never understand. However as this will be my second last Thursday of commentary on your daily roundup of a year of such waste and immorality I shall let it pass.

The business of this classroom goes forward…….

Students, following a week of in depth RESEARCH I would like to present a summary to you of how I see the various “swing” states turning out on Tuesday night.

NEW HAMPSHIRE….a Romney neighbor, so to speak……it goes to ROMNEY by about 4 pts.
WISCONSIN….Governor Walker and the GOP along with VP ELECT (and favorite son) Paul Ryan have run a good ground game. The GOP will get enough voters to the polls to give the state to ROMNEY by about 3-5 pts.
FLORIDA……ROMNEY by about 5 pts.
COLORADO…..a very good ground game by the Democrats will put it in the OBAMA column by about 3pts.
IOWA……again OBAMA by 3pts.
NEVADA….a heavy Mormon population gives it to ROMNEY by about 5pts.
MONTANA……very slim here, but a ROMNEY squeaker by about 2pts.

Finally, l will go out on a limb here. I have concluded that Pres. Elect Romney has a more than good chance to pull of an upset in Pennsylvania. Should that happen his electoral victory will be tremendous. I also am predicting that Senator Casey will go down to a surprising defeat at the hands of Tom Smith who smartly waited for the final three weeks to release some very effective TV ads.
Now we come to the state that everyone in the media is so obsessed with: OHIO. This is the greatest example of media hype I have ever witnessed. OHIO is not a swing state….its 18 electoral votes will go to ROMNEY.

Well, slackers, that’s how I see it. After months of your insults towards me; your lambasting jobs number predictions that ended up truth; your personal attacks and threats, it all comes down to Tuesday. But for now, please be mindful of the safety of others this coming weekend. Do not overdose on the alcohol and drugs. And if you must, please don’t get behind the wheel. I will meet with you all next Thursday for my final lecture. Until then……..

Class Dismissed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

At 10:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Mr. Yonki,
I am having trouble deciding who to vote for in the 17th. Can you put up some pics of Laureen Cummings' legs so I can decide if she is worth of my vote?

At 12:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, I cannot imagine Chris Christie digging NJ out of this without federal help. Nor can I imagine anyone who could say that we don't need FEMA as an efficient and well funded federal agency. These Tea Party types that want to privatize it or send it to the states elude me. I can't imagine how or why they think how they do because I can't imagine myself thinking that way. Because I have a functioning brain, heart, and soul.

When will they realize that a devastated Delaware couldn't handle a storm the way that, say, a devastated New York or California could? When will they realize that it's epitome of evil for a for-profit, private corporation to step in FEMA's place and say to a community wrought with storm damage, death, and destruction, "We'll help you with your disaster... for a price"? FEMA's response to the disaster has been nothing short of exemplary, and Chris Christie (R) would say the same. In fact, he's been saying exactly that.

When will they realize that we are one nation, one America, one people? We're not a smattering of states, we're the United States; and it's reason number 1074963 that I'm voting to re-elect President Barack Obama.

Casey Evans

At 1:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chris Christie strikes a blow for the Plus Size Man! The Governor got out there and did and said some good and sincere things and he stepped up for his State. Then he presented the Obama Campaign with the best endorsement they could never have expected. Good Week Governor! Good Job Christie!

Not Slim

At 2:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As far as the republicans go, we all know all they do is lie, lie, lie. It's their stock in trade. PA is Obama country and I'm glad Romnuts is wasting time and money here in PA. In four more days, it will be over thank God! Obama was get his second term! I urge all LuLac readers to vote straight DEM. We need to get rid of the republican menace.

At 12:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When has "The Professor" ever been right by the way?

One day I'm going to go back to look. Mostly rantings of a mad man.

At 7:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chris Christie isn't physically able to do more than talk. I wouldn't be surprised if he has a serious health issue after this is over.. Sad and I feel sorry for him.. he should call your most hated sem-regular contributor Dr. Joe

At 4:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enjoy "Workin' In A Coal Mine" because if Obama gets reelected you can kiss any money from that natural resource goodbye.

You never mentioned that both Christie and Obama both promised to do away with red tape and force the bureaucracy to respond quickly.

Maybe Christie hoped that by snuggling up to the POTUS he would curry favor with Springsteen and step into "the big man's" shoes.


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