Thursday, November 29, 2012

The LuLac Edition #2280, November 29th, 2012

Mitt Romney and President Obama in the Oval. 


Mitt Romney got to the White House in November but it wasn’t for a tour of the living quarters. Romney met with his opponent President Obama for a quiet sit down not open to the prying eyes of reporters. Romney had an eventful arrival when a man rushed him and was escorted away by the Secret Service. Gave him sort of a Presidential feel for the job, ya think? There were the usual press platitudes about the bitterness of the campaign subsiding. It was reported the two shook hands and Romney wished well for the country and the President in the next four years. Romney is a very talented businessman. He owes nothing to the Republican party that before the first debate did everything to promote themselves for 2016. His staff also weren’t the best braintrust. In this economic crisis, having Romney sit on the sidelines is like having Willie Mays on the bench in an all star game. Romney should be asked then he should accept for the country to provide his input on creating those 12c million jobs he was talking about. If this happened, “Romnesia” would give way to “Rom-work-now”. 


Budget talks are being bandied about in Wilkes Barre city. Mayor Tom Leighton is trying to put together a budget that will ease the pain of the taxpayers. but he isn’t getting any cooperation from the city Unions worried more about their jobs than the future of the city. This I budget number crunching time, right? Then why aren’t members of the City Council chipping in by donating part of their salary? And if this is all about money and budgets and fiscal stuff, why is Karen Ceppa Hirko, the losing candidate for Controller more visible than the duly elected officer, Kathy Kane? Quick, someone wave a consulting fee check and she just might emerge out of hiding. If she has shown up at all.
First Gubernatorial candidate for 2014, John Hanger. 


Former State DPW Secretary John n Hanger has announced that he will be a candidate for Governor in 2014. He is running early making sure that he gets the jump in what might be a crowded Democratic field. Treasurer Rob McCord and businessman Tom Knox have expr5esed interest.Hanger has decent name recognition in the state and is going to be canvassing the state two years before the general election. In his announcement, Hanger said he vowed to make Tom Corbett a one termer and break the cycle of eight years rule by each party. The tradition started when Edward Martin was elected in 1946 and then followed by fellow Republican John Fine. Since then the office has changed parties every 8 years. Corbett’s popularity is ebbing back up but Hanger thinks he can be beat. If there is not a big primary field from the Democrats, then he might have a shot. 


Former Senator Bob Mellow will be sentenced in federal court tomorrow. He can get up to two years in jail. My prediction is the Judge will split the difference and give him a year in a minimum security prison. Maybe he might be in the same facility as his cousin Fred Rosetti. 



This Week on Sunday Magazine A special encore edition of Sunday Magazine features Brian Hughes' interview from October with business and workplace expert Alexandra Levit, regarding the gap between the skills employee have versus the skills prospective employers are looking for. And an encore of Brian's May interview with the Rev. Ronald Weeks from the Keystone Rescue Mission Alliance, about how you can help the rescue missions in Scranton & Wilkes Barre in their efforts to help the poor, especially during the holiday season. Sunday Magazine, Sunday morning at 5am on Great Country 93.7, 5:30am on 97BHT, 6am on 97.9X, 6:25am on Magic 93 and 7am on True Oldies 590, WARM. 


Tis the season for the annual presentation of "The Nutcracker" at Marywood University in Scranton and Joanne Arduino, Director of the Dance Studio at the Scranton Ballet will join Judge Tom Munley and David DeCosmo on ECTV Live the week of December 3rd. to talk about the show and what it takes to put it together. ECTV Live is presented at Noon, 6pm, and Midnight each day on Comcast Ch19 to promote quality of life events and programs in northeastern Pennsylvania.
Our “1967” logo. 


The Beatles release Magical Mystery Tour in the US as a full album. The songs added to the original six songs on the double EP include All You Need Is Love, Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields Forever, Baby, You're a Rich Man and Hello, Goodbye. Release as a double EP will not take place in the UK until December. Who knew that 45 years later, "Hello Goodbye" would be my ringtone on a phone that is three times smaller than my first grade pencil case!


Vietnam War: U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara announces his resignation to become president of the World Bank. This action is due to U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson's outright rejection of McNamara's early November recommendations to freeze troop levels, stop bombing North Vietnam and hand over ground fighting to South Vietnam. …..U.S. Senator Eugene McCarthy announces his candidacy for the Democratic Party presidential nomination, challenging incumbent President Lyndon B. Johnson over the Vietnam War. I remember seeing this on TV and thinking, “Hmm, this isn’t supposed to happen!” My father said he had no shot but in 1968 legions of young people cut their hair and became “Clean For Gene” and gave people an excuse to not vote for President Johnson… Pennsylvania, Senator Joe Clark is noncommittal about McCarthy’s chances but says that someone other than legislators and protesters could articulate the anti war stance…and in Luzerne County, various school boards are reorganized with new members taking seats on joint school boards for the first time in Pennsylvania history and 45 years ago the number 1 song in America and LuLac land was “Daydream Believer” by the Monkees.

Wikipedia, LuLac archives. 


At 9:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dave: Great edition. Your thoughts on Romney prove that you are not so blind to what can help the country. I like John anger and loved your point about the pencil box. Really? "Hello Goodbye?" Do you have a playlist of ringtones?

At 10:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dave, I think John Hanger might be the one to break the 8 year cycle. I always wondered how long that thing lasted. Thanks for clearing that up. You are one of the few blog sites in this area that has historical perspective. Keep up the good work.

At 11:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It should be noted that on the night of his re-election, Mr. Obama paid tribute to both of Romney's parents. George and Lenore Romney. That was a class act from a class guy.

At 12:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course the faux prof wanted to cancel lunch. Thats his MO as I recall.


At 5:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the real punishment for Mellow was the loss of his huge six figure pension. I think it will be the two years talked about earlier simply because the public will look at one year as a slap on the wrist.

At 6:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most of your "1967" blog post copy and pasted from below sources.

Links sent to appropriate organizations.

At 8:20 AM, Blogger David Yonki said...

Most of your "1967" blog post copy and pasted from below sources.
Links sent to appropriate organizations.

At 9:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would Obama ask Romeny for help? He and those who voted for him don't want jobs, they want government handouts.

At 10:28 AM, Anonymous Professor Milburn Cleaver, OPA said...

Once again, Mr. Yonki turns my stomach with memories of that sewer of a year, 1967. And to top it off, he brings up the subject of The Beatles, who were responsible for destroying a generation with their drug induced tripe, which some refer to as music more than any other entertainment act in history. As I recall, the youngsters pre-1964 were clean cut and respectful. Following the advent of these four ingrates everything on the campuses changed overnight. I recall a student, I believe his name was Randall. He was a Freshman in the Winter of 1964. Clean cut, blazer and tie and penny loafer shoes each day in class plus an A student and rabid Goldwater supporter. BY the time he graduated in 1968 he was wearing dungaree jackets with a Harley Davidson tee shirt, faded/dirty dungaree trousers and Keds sneakers to class----the same clothes every day!!! The once respectable “flattop” haircut he had was now replaced by long greasy hair and a beard. Not to mention a Eugene McCarthy campaign button!!!! All thanks to John, Pete, George and Ringo. History will remember these four toads as the beginning of the downfall of Western Civilization.

The business of this classroom goes forward…..

Once again, and I must assume it is the youngster whom I was supposed to have “had” a luncheon date with, I am accused of breaking my word. Young man, I seriously recommend that you see a psychologist for the possibility of alternate personality disorder. YOU were the one who canceled, not your humble professor. If you are going to continue this childish see saw/back and forth behavior, please provide me with a P>O> box and I shall send you the five dollars necessary for a Happy Meal. Hindsight tells me that I am lucky you did not press the invite as I think you would have been the first person ejected from my club for disorderly conduct. Understand, we gather to discuss literature, music (classical, jazz, opera) and the latest political news. NOT action films, reality shows or game shows or tripe such as that and especially rock and roll or hillbilly music!!! You just would not fit in.

This will be a busy weekend for me. I am off to Florida for a gathering of some old College “mates” of mine. Two of them are attorneys and three are physicians. WE shall discuss the recent turn of events in the political world and how best to rejuvenate a misunderstood and underappreciated Conservative philosophy. I look forward to seeing two of them because I have not had face to face contact in several years.

I assume you layabouts will be hitting the local “water hole” to watch the college and professional football games. Please, remember; if you must bet the money that you stole out of mommy’s purse or daddy’s wallet, make good on your payments with your respective bookies when you lose. And if you must do excessive alcohol or illegal drug consumption, stay away from the steering wheel!!!

I look forward to seeing you all healthy and alert next Tuesday morning………
Or do I???

YOU may laugh…..
But in all seriousness, the life you save may be your own, or more importantly, MINE.

Something to think about this morning…….
Class Dismissed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

At 7:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As much as I'd like to disagree with you Professor you speak the truth.

Remembering my high school and college years I can only attest to the accuracy of your memory.

Perhaps because I was so close to those you describe and call out I can not be as harsh in my evaluation of them.

Then again the older I get the more I allow you your conclusion even if I see my reflection in it.

At 8:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

SAw the replay of Topic A on WYLN tonight. You guys, while speaking hypothetically are totally wrong. Mellow should be jailed. It sends a message. both of you said you'd have no problem with the plea...but c'mon, the guy has to pay the piper.

At 9:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Professor, all you need is love. Yo Yonk, saw the TV show tonight. Was that a Beatles tie?

At 10:35 PM, Blogger David Yonki said...

" Do you have a playlist of ringtones?

At 10:37 PM, Blogger David Yonki said...

Yo Yonk, saw the TV show tonight. Was that a Beatles tie?

At 11:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No "Humble" Prof, you cancelled the lunch.
Actually you moved it to June but would have had to cancel again. A debt is paid on time not in the future. Must you post everyday? You are a blight on a good site and not at all interesting. Get a life. And for the last time I am not a youngster, asshole! I am a college educated, combat veteran who retired after 48 years in the workforce. I also am real!
Now get someone to wipe the drool off your chin. Its disgusting. I know you must have the last word and thats a symptom of your mental health problem. You just cant resist. And feel free to send $5.00to Mr Yonki and he can forward it to me. I will double it and make a Christmas donation to a local charity. Bet you dont do that either. Charity no doubt aint your style.


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