Friday, November 09, 2012

The LuLac Edition #2258, November 9th, 2012

Our “Maybe I’m Amazed” logo. 


MAYBE I’M AMAZED……..that after the statewide elections to little noticed row offices in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, all of a sudden Pennsylvania Democrats have a bench to mount a campaign against the beleaguered Tom Corbett. Both Rob McCord and Kathleen Kane are now the front runners for any run in 2014 against Corbett. 
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……..that the big election in Luzerne County went just fine thank you with an interim Voter administrator from, Wyoming County. The hand wringing that went down after Lenny Piazza was dispatched seems to prove the old adage that no one is indispensable. And the hysterical caterwauling that went on after Tom Pisano retired (and we were really guilty of that here!) supposedly leaving the county in a lurch really was overblown. No big snafus which begs the question maybe we don’t need another $55,000 a year salary to run our elections. Outsource it. 
MAYBE I’M AMAZED………that Tea Party people really took a beating in this election. This should be a message to the GOP that if they keep on embracing these type of candidates with extreme positions, then maybe they might not win many Presidential elections. 
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…………that dolphins sleep with one eye open. 
MAYBE I’M AMAZED………that right wing talk radio just might be a symptom of the deviousness in this country. Everybody has a right to an opinion but just because there is an opposite view, you can’t hate them. I was not crazy about George W. Bush but I only criticized his policies, not him. We have one President at a time. 
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……..that the GOP? Romney brain trust let the Obama campaign dictate where the election could be won. By targeting battle ground states, the Democrats made the Republicans head into states where their platform was in some cases diametrically the opposite. 
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……that the radio will be a poorer place now that my friend Shadoe Steele/Rusty Fender is no longer on the air. We hope his talent and encyclopedic knowledge will find a home elsewhere. 
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…….that Marco Rubio the Senator from Florida has scheduled a trip to Altoona, Iowa on November 17th later this month. Iowa is of course the first state that casts a decision in the 2016 Presidential race. 
MAYBE I’M AMAZED..................................speaking of Florida, that Miami installed the first ATM for roller bladders. 
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…….once more speaking of Florida, that Jeb Bush has signaled he will run for President in 2016. Of course there is speculation Hillary Clinton will run on the Democratic side. Ahh, new blood. Bush vs Clinton, we haven’t seen that before have we? Oh yes we have!!! 
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……..that Barack Obama becomes just the fourth Democratic President in the last 100 years to win a second term. There was Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, Bill Clinton and now Mr. Obama. The last Democratic to do that was one General Andrew Jackson. 
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…….that vultures can fly for at least six hours without flapping their wings. Kind of like political pundits talking for six straight hours without flapping their gums. Case in point, Dick Morris.


At 11:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No comment on your friend Rusty Fender getting the boot?

At 11:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rusty Fender out after years of faithful service for no apparent reason! Isnt this typical of media in particular and todays business environment? I wish him well and sincerely hope he gets the bastards good with an age discrimination lawsuit. Speaking of which, did Terry McNulty or his heirs ever receive payment after he won his case? I seem to recall it was somehow tied up. I hope justice prevailed. on The LuLac Edition #2257, November 8th, 2012

At 8:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you answered 11:38's question in 11:42's post. Since so often we hear of big monetary awards, I too am curious about the actual final payment. I think often nothing happens or these judgements are negotiated or overturned. I personally know a man who was awarded millions 20 years ago from a big corporation and died still never having received a cent!Its still owed but tied up in appeals court.

At 9:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is sad about Rusty. There was a lot of discussion on the WILK FB page until Corbett came on and deleted them all.

It makes one wonder, if Nancy, John and Sue left all the comments up, why did Corbett take them down?

None of the discussion was accusatory, just support for Rusty/Shadoe and questions as to what happened.

Nothing mean spirited or negative. Since the story appeared in the Times Leader, wouldn't that then be news? Again, funny how the only person at WILK to take down the comments was Corbett. Wonder if he had anything to do with Rusty/Shadoe's firing.

At 11:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"maybe we don't need another $55,000 a year salary to run our elections. Outsource it."

Outsource it? You should shed your phony Democrat cloak and admit that you are a Republican in disguise. How friggin dare you join the privatize group and eliminate another job? You think that the election went well? You don't have a clue and as in the past, you let your fingers do your thinking without verifying your opinion. As a good example, in Pittston, the city administrator was in the polling place the night before the election and posted Home Rule information on the wall inside the voting area. The judge of election said nothing pertaining to the election can be posted inside and a call was made to the Election Bureau and guess what?...... They said it was OK. Home Rule was on the Pittston City ballot and the idiots at the Voter Bureau said it was OK to post it on the voting room wall. And you think not having Piazza on the job is just fine. You Mr Yonki are rapidly becoming one of the crazies who think they know everything. FLASH! YOU DON'T! I have been reading the comments of the two WB papers with regard to voting and it seems there is a lot of support for Lawton to settle the law suit and bring Piazza back to head voter registration. I spoke to a buddy of your's who is very knowledgeable and he agrees and commented that all they need do is give him a strict probationary period.
I believe the entire situation was handled wrong from the get go and once again, your good friend Walter Griffith was the catapult that put Piazza over the edge just as he did with the guy from the ethics commission.

At 12:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds to me like Fender got screwed! Aint that the way it is anymore? Companies do not respect good long term workers. It doesnt pay to do a good job. Just enough to get by. That company has a bad reputation along with the other radio stations as you know first hand. Good Luck, Rusty. We Wish You Well In Your Future Endeavors.
I hope traffic backs up on Rt 315!

At 5:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yonk, I'm not so sure privatization is all that it is cracked up to be. I understand that the reason the owner of the tax claim company, Atty Rogers is not happy with his contract and only made money the first year. I was wondering why he was challenging Lawton publicly and now it makes sense ...... he want's out of the contract. Speaking of privatizing jobs, how about the wage tax collection into the hands of a private company put local communities into a financial mess by not forwarding the taxes due. I think you should rethink your position on privatizing public jobs. By the way, what is it you have against people earning a living in the public sector? Who knows, maybe if you sent Lawton a letter with your resume, he may have hired you and may still!

At 7:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why didn't my comment and support of Rusty not get published?

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

Maybe I'm Amazed...that 2 coal rich states (Ours and Ohio) elected a president intent on doing away with their resource. Makes Florida look like Mensa material.

Let the lay-offs begin.

At 12:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

First things first. I hope that our new AG will take a hard serious look at what Corbett did as AG during the Sandusky original investigation. It would be outstanding if she could bring him down as being a part of the cover up.

At 11:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will bet you the alcoholic beverage of your choice that the real front-runner, and eventual nominee for PA Governor is ex-Congressman Joe Sestak, who came within a hair of beating Pat Toomey for the Senate in 2010.
Just a hunch, but I think Sestak, who ran well at the top of the ticket in a non-Presidential election, wants back in the game, and has a few favors to call in. I also think he is the Democrat that Tom Corbett least wants to face.
I could be wrong, I often am. But I think I am right on this.


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