The LuLac Edition #2266, November 17th, 2012
JUST THE FACTS EDITION
NOT A SORE WINNERA 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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FREDDY NEDOFFFor 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.