The LuLac Edition #2264, November 15th, 2012
Most men who have lost an election mourn in many ways. Hubert Humphrey retreated to academia for a few years, Al Gore grew a beard and Richard Nixon started to plot a comeback trail. Mitt Romney’s remarks are historic in nature because he took a tantrum to his donor base. It revealed at least to me that Romney was not qualified in spirit to be President of the United States. Romney revealed himself as a data guy, as a sales guy. His comments that President Obama bought the election through interest groups of students, minorities and people who want health care. Somehow in his jumbled state, Romney looks at these things as entitlements. Students must pay interest in getting their loans paid back. It is not free. It is racist if not downright unpatriotic to think that minorities who have jobs and are taxpayers want a hand out. In Romney’s world every minority must be drug addicted, unemployed and want something for nothing. When Romney talked about the 47% in the General Election, there are some that said he was just talking strategy. Others less kind said that it was his true colors coming out. I always thought that if Romney was elected, I could live with him because deep down I thought he was a moderate. He more than proved me wrong today. And then there is the matter of “gifts”. Government policies are not “gifts”. Political alliances are not built on “gifts”, they are built on interests of a coalition. Romney had to be listening to too much Limbaugh and Hannity. Romney’s loss did not happen this fall. It started in the primary slog of late 2011 when Romney put on the cloak of a conservative. And like one does when the weather gets more threatening, he added more layers so that by the time of the November voting, he was unrecognizable to many Americans. The American people can forgive anything, except one candidate that will not stand for something.
TAXES ON THE $250,000A lot of my friends, wait, who the hell am I kidding, a minute number of my friends a and associates who make more than $250,000 a year are worried that the recently re-elected President Obama will soak them with taxes taking their hard earned money. It won’t happen. Look for that $250,000 number to be raised a bit as part of a budget deal.
THE CASE OF BILL DIXON
Bill Dixon was a duly elected member of Plymouth City Council. Bill Dixon volunteered in the community mentoring sports teams for the young people of the borough. By all accounts Bill Dixon was a model citizen. But in the late 70s Dixon was arrested and jailed. Prior to that he served in Vietnam. After his imprisonment, Dixon did what we want all prisoners to do. Get better and build a life. He built that life in Plymouth. When he went before the voters of the town, he was rewarded and honored by their votes. Now the other members of city council have voted to get rid of Dixon as a City Councilman. Predictably the Council members didn’t have money in the budget for the fight ahead. And they could not articulate why they made their decision skulking out like skunks who’s actions stunk to high heaven. Joe Holden tried to ask questions but they just mumbled incoherently. But here’s a question I have. With all of the violence shootings in Plymouth the last few years perpetrated by young black men, don’t you think the Council is running the wrong guy out of town on a rail? I guess Dixon should be grateful there’s no tar or feathers in Plymouth.
GOVERNOR DRAGGING HIS FEET
THE GENERAL’S LIBIDOS
Hey how about these Generals? I respect the military, glad that people have served, I thank a vet, I buy the poppies every spring and fall but how about those Generals. I never thought they’d have groupies. When Ralph Kramden said to Alice that “She fell for his uniform”, he wasn’t kidding. Ladies love the medals and those Gold Stars. And kudos to David Patraeus for hitting the 2 decade mark. (That’s a philanderers’ point of honor when you can get a woman two decades younger than you to follow you anywhere. It almost, and I underline the word almost worth getting caught.) But what would irk me if I were a Commander in the Field or a soldier risking life and limb far away from home, what would really burn me was the amount of time and number of e mails wasted on this crap. Who e mails this much? Even in the first blush of lust, who e mails this much? The answer: people with way too much time on their hands. Maybe when the saltpeter is handed out, the Generals should get some too.
AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT
ECTV Michael Taluto and James May of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will outline plans for special enforcement programs and safety for the upcoming winter driving session on ECTV Live during the week of November 19th. Host Judge Tom Munley will be on vacation during the week. But co-host David DeCosmo will welcome special guest host Rusty Fender to the program! "Rusty" is just one of the Stage names used by veteran broadcaster Dale Mikolaczyk who, until recently, provided daily traffic reports and an Oldies musical program on WILK radio. ECTV Live is presented each day at Noon,6pm, and Midnight on Comcast Ch19.
NASA launches the first Saturn V rocket, successfully carrying the unmanned Apollo 4 test spacecraft from Cape Kennedy into Earth orbit......In a propaganda ceremony in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 3 United States prisoners of war are released by the Viet Cong and turned over to "New Left" antiwar activist Tom Hayden. • – The Congress of Colombia in commemoration of the 150-year anniversary of the death of Policarpa Salavarrieta, declares this day as the "Day of the Colombian Woman"..........In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Governor Raymond Shafer declares that his first year was successful given the fact that he had a tough act to follow in the person of Bill Scranton. Shafer said that the government will be more efficient when the amendments to the Constitutional convention get approved…..and in Luzerne County, repercussions an reverberations are abundant as the political world is shook upside down with a near Democratic sweep in the Courthouse. Only Republicans Joseph Mock as Sheriff and Blythe Evans as District Attorney win offices….and 45 years ago the number one song in LuLac land and America was “Incense and Peppermint” by Strawberry Alarm Clock”.