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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The LuLac Edition #2278, November 27th, 2012
John Cryer, last man standing.
FROM THE "WHO CARES" DEPARTMENT
Things are kind of light politically so let’s talk about religion. Specifically religion and TV. That show that starred Charlie Sheen, “Two And A Half Men” now is having trouble with another one of its co stars. This time Angus T. Jones, who played the “half” in two and a half is imploring people to stop watching the show because of its unmitigated filth. Jones who is now a Christian was on the show since he was ten. But now he’s found God and is asking people to abstain from watching the program. To me, the show has always been mildly amusing. If I had a kid, I’d be hard pressed to let the child watch if he or she was under 12. The producers aeren’t sure they want to ask Jones back and he won’t be back on the two remaining episodes of this year. It seems the only original member of the trio, John Cryer who is this cenmtury’s comedic Tony Randall “everyman” just might be the last man standing, Since they moved the show to Thursday, I really just listen to it while I’m at the E Mail machine. But I do have a question to Mr. Jones, if you were doing this since the age of ten, and were paid $350,000 an episode, are you going to give the money back now that you are so disgusted?
See it. It is certainly timely if you see how Lincoln was not afraid to compromise and get himself down and dirty in the trenches. Daniel Day Lewis was great but Sally Field, Tommy Jones and James Spader were exceptional. Look for a former female member of the original “Law and Order” series in two short but interesting scenes with Tommy lee Jones.
Baseball union head Marvin Miller and players in a 1977 meeting with the Red Sox and Phillies. (New York Times photo).
He was a small in statue, huge in intellect labor lawyer who changed the course of baseball and modern sports. Marvin Miller died today at the age of 95. Miller was the Attorney who fought the reserve clause in baseball. The reserve clause bound players to their teams for as long as the owners wanted them, leaving them with little bargaining power. Come contract time, a player could expect an ultimatum but not much more. The minimum salary was $6,000. Miller was hired by the players in 1966 and by the time he retired in the early 80s, baseball players were free agents, had higher salaries and benefits and became nearly coequals with many of their owners. Miller has been eligible for the Hall of Fame but has been repeatedly denied. His union activities had a lot to do with that. His death, due to liver cancer was announced by the Major League Players Association.
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Author of the book "A Radio Story/We Wish You Well In Your Future Endeavors" and "Leges Vitae" "26 Rules of Life" and the new novel, "Weather Or Knot". The blog editor also writes various news articles and columns as well as upcoming literary projects. The blog editor was a frequent guest on WYOU TV'S INTERACTIVE NEWSCASTS when political issues were discussed on the national, state and local level. Currently, Yonki is a weekly panelist on WYLN TV 35's Friday Topic A program. He also appears on the Hazleton, PA. stations Election Night coverage and does special projects and stories for WYLN TV 35's 10PM Newscast "Late Edition".