Saturday, November 17, 2012

The LuLac Edition #2266, November 17th, 2012

"Just the Facts" edition logo featuring Jack Webb, circa 1953. 



A few of my posters and friends have said my recent comments about Mitt Romney and why he lost should not have been reported. I’ve been told it would be wise to enjoy the victory and ten not complain about the loser’s post mortem. Fair enough. But Romney’s comments give us an insight into why he lost. The comments were narrow and benefited the Obama campaign. But not the country as a whole. Because when there is an inclusive two party system, America wins. Reasonable people who wanted to vote for Romney did not. That’s a fact. As someone who supported the President’s policies (although I wish he went further on Health Care and someone who benefited from his Stimulus plan, I’m glad he won. But as I pointed out earlier, this second term is filled with tough decisions he has to make. And this “sore winner” will be watching  him closely and commenting when and if he comes up short. 


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The Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) and Widener University School of Law are partnering together to bring a special series of forums concerning law and government. The third of the four programs, which will focus on voter ID and voting regulations, will air statewide on Tuesday, November 20 at 8:30 p.m. An encore presentation has also been scheduled for Wednesday, November 21 at 10:00 a.m. A panel including Widener Law School Constitutional Law professor G. Randall Lee; Director of Widener Law & Government Institute John Gedid; Widener Law associate professor Michael Dimino and Common Cause executive director Barry Kauffman will discuss voter ID and voting regulations. For those without access to cable or those unable to get to a TV, streaming of this program will also be made available online during the network airings by subscribing to PCN Select at For more information about the streaming service, visit For more programming information, visit 


 For those of a certain age, people in the city of Wilkes Barre this week lost a good friend. Fred Nedoff,  who ran the family restaurant with his family for over 50 years died this week. Fred was a quiet man who had a huge heart. He worked the night shift at Nedoff’s and had an array of customers that populated that second shift. The cool thing about Fred was that he never made judgements on people. He was a live and let live type of guy. But he also had a giving spirit. I know for a fact that he paid out of his own pocket for medical procedures for some folks and was always there to bring a person up even when the world was kicking them when they were down. One incident that I will never forget with Fred was when I was at a pretty low point. Fred left a message on my machine that lasted about three minutes. In calm, even tones he told me that there would be brighter days. And there have been many. Fred Nedoff proved that simple acts of kindness could make lives better. Fred was a Medic in the Service. But his methods of healing customers, friend’s and just plain old acquaintances like me continued through his life. He was one of the good guys and we extend our sympathies to his family and legion of friends. 


When I first went on TV in the 70s at WVIA TV Alan Murphy was my cameraman and then director. I had a chance to do a Friday afternoon program at 5Pm. A big deal for someone just out of college. Alan who always wore a satire vest and had the best movie star mustache I ever saw was extremely honest in his critique of our performances. As difficult as it was to accept, his honesty made us better broadcaster. He passed away this week at age 60. And although I haven’t seen him in years, he was an integral part of my early career at WVIA TV and FM. Our sympathies to his family.


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

Yonks, your recent comments about Mitt Romney have been low key and on target, but unfortunately incorrect at the same time. He didnt lose. He won. The mainstream media once again got it all wrong.
He was clearly the choice of the real American people. Just check fair and balanced FOX. Also of note he took Ohio in a recount conducted by Karl Rove. Get with it, Dave. You liberals failed again. President elect Romney will take the oath of office as scheduled on January 20th at one of his many homes in a private ceremony attended by a select few.

At 7:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...



Get on with life already.

Oh, I did see some people carrying signs the other day. THE SKY IS FALLING,THE SKY IS FALLING.

At 9:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yonk: Off he goes to Myanmar. He goes to Myanmar because he is a president with no answers. If you ask him how to resolve the post office losing 25 million + a day, he wouldn't give you an answer. When his 4 years are over the debt will be 22 trillion, the post office will be losing 50 million a day and we kick the can down the road for 4 more years. Bet Harry Truman would give you an answer. Honest Abe said more in 3 minutes than BOB will say in 8 years!!!

At 10:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Professor 11:42. I was wondering when you would pull yourslef up by your conservative bootstraps nad explain who the president realy is. This is the first time you really made sense to me.

At 3:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read 2 important facts in 2 separate articles.
1) 60% of eligible white men did NOT vote.
2) Obama garnered the youth vote.

I believe that the kids will pay the price for their ignorance.

The adults weren't and unless they rise to the occasion we are destined to be a 2nd and maybe 3rd world country.

I'm glad I'm old and will put my liberal kids inheritance in my gas tank.

At 9:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dave, So very nice and typical of you to write about our dear friend Freddy. Fred Nedoff was a great guy who always was a very reasonable man. I always told him he'd have made a great Arch Bishop somewhere. He'll be missed but once again, thanks for the kind words.

At 5:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


You can't believe how many 60's and 70's Valley bands and musicians got together at Nedoffs.
We were always treated with respect - unlike that "iconic" pizza place that would ignore anyone with long hair.
Something I remember with gratitude.
Thanks Freddy.


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