Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The LuLac Edition #2411, April 30th, 2013

Scranton Mayoral candidate Liz Randol. (Photo: Randol campaign) 


Elizabeth Randol, Democratic candidate for Scranton Mayor, has received endorsements from two statewide nonprofit organizations: the Pennsylvania National Organization for Women and Equality Pennsylvania. “Receiving this vote of confidence from such esteemed and important groups in the Pennsylvania community is a true honor,” Dr. Randol stated. “I share their commitment to social justice and am very pleased to be able to accept their endorsements.” 
PA NOW’s website states that it “is a statewide grassroots, nonprofit volunteer organization with over 13,000 contributing members and currently has 20 chapters in [Pennsylvania]. [They] belong to the National Organization for Women based in Washington, DC which has over 500,000 members. NOW members are women and men, young and old, all colors, classes, and backgrounds, working together to bring about equal rights for all women.” 
In Equality PA’s written announcement, Adanjesus Marin, chair of the organization’s 501c4 board, commented, “We have candidates we are supporting from across the state, from the big cities to the rural center, and all of these people, if elected, will be strong advocates for the LGBT community. We urge all our members to vote for these exceptional candidates.” Additional details about Liz’s campaign can be found on her: 
Website: http://elizabethrandol.com 
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/RandolforMayor2013 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Randol4Mayor 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethRandolForMayorOfScranton


Yesterday NBA Basketball player Jason Collins came out and told the world he was gay. This is significant because Collins is the first player of the four major sports to proclaim that he was gay. I applaud the young man’s courage for doing this publicly. I think that his wearing of the number 98 to pay tribute to gay murder victim Matthew Shepard is a wonderful thing too. I think all of that is great. But I’m conflicted. If I had a kid like I was when I was 8 or 9, crazed about sports, how would I explain this situation? 
This might not be the most politically correct thing to say but Collins' sexuality is and was a choice to either keep quiet or be made public. Was there any great demand to hear how Collins’ spent his “Days and Nights of Molly Dodd?” Any thinking person knows that our entire population has gays in it. 99% of them function without fanfare and the 1% who don’t fly under the radar, are readily accepted too. 
Collins’ statement has been praised by everyone from the everyman to the President. And that’s good for tolerance, acceptance and better understanding. But let’s not confuse this with Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier. No one tried to deliberately stop Collins from making a living at a sport he loved. 


Judge Correalle Stevens. (Photo: Standard Speaker). 


In an historic first, Superior Court President Judge Correale Stevens spends an hour with the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) on Thursday, May 2 at 7:00 p.m. talking about Pennsylvania’s legal and judicial systems. In a series called “Courts 101 with Judge Correale Stevens,” the head of Pennsylvania’s second highest appellate court will appear on PCN for four episodes. 
During the hour-long programs, Judge Stevens will talk about judicial temperament, what makes a good lawyer, and more about the court process. Viewers can check pcntv.com for airtimes. “Many Pennsylvanians have questions about our judicial system, and PCN has given us a great opportunity to talk directly to citizens about how courts work, to de-mystify what might seem like a confusing and intimidating process,” said Judge Stevens, who is serving his second 10-year term as a Superior Court judge and his first as that court’s president judge. PCN’s president, Brian Lockman, called “Court 101 with Judge Stevens” an important milestone for Pennsylvania. “The Superior Court was the first of the appellate courts to open up some of its proceedings to the public through PCN’s cameras. Now, Judge Stevens is making time to explain what citizens are seeing on PCN and for that, we are grateful.” 
PCN is a nonprofit, noncommercial news organization created and supported by cable television companies. PCN receives no state or federal funding. Network programming is distributed by participating cable systems in Pennsylvania serving more than 10 million Pennsylvanians in 3.3 million homes. For more information about PCN as well as network channel designations, visit www.pcntv.com.


At 8:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Randol really appeals to me. I am a voter who longs for something in the form of someone different in the Mayors Office and at the City Council in Scranton. She appears to be a very sharp up and comer who perhaps would have been an excellent choice as commissioner. . I say give the Lady a shot! If she only gets a couple things right and a little cooperation it will be progress.

At 8:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


How do you square the gushing support of Jason Collins for his homosexual admission with the crucifying of Tim Tebow for his open Christianity? Spelling counts.

At 9:10 PM, Blogger David Yonki said...

How do you square the gushing support of Jason Collins for his homosexual admission with the crucifying of Tim Tebow for his open Christianity?

At 9:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish I was a Scrantonian. Why?

So I could vote for Liz Randol.

I wish her all of the best of luck on primary day!

At 5:49 AM, Anonymous Pope George Ringo said...

I always find it amusing when athletes, country music stars or actors in addition thank God for their success. Usually after they win a game or an Oscar/Golden Globe or Grammy respectively.

In this world of war, famon, and pure poverty I would find it quite laughable if God or Jesus were playing a part in helping Tebow play well, or Daniel Day Lewis win an Oscar (I don't know whether he thanked God to be fair) or some country music superstar win a Grammy.

And if he actually did help them (especially in sports)---wouldn't that be cheating?????

Ridiculous BS.

At 9:40 AM, Anonymous Professor Milburn Cleaver, OPA said...

Good morning students,
Mr. Yonki, you have earned yourself an A on your paper relating to young Mr. Collins. As I have stated in many past lectures, I do not care if a person is or is not gay. What I do care about is the permissiveness of the press to not call many of these people out on revealing their sexual practices or exhibiting them in public. Your analogy of the 8 year old boy was a good one, as I once lectured about sitting with my then-young grandson in the park and was at pains to explain why two men were kissing each other. Before you liberal ingrates begin attacking me, let me say that I would nearly be as equally appalled if it were a man and woman doing the same. Unfortunately, the practice of homosexuality is currently “IN”. So many people are “coming out” that I must wonder if they are being truthful or just trying to be “cool”, as you youngsters put it. Regardless, it is a harsh truth and we must face it. Even if it means we go the way of the Roman Empire.

The work of this classroom moves forward……..

I would like to address another one of your favorite subjects in today’s presentation…..alcohol. The Mohegan Sun Casino, or as I call it the gambler’s chapel, announced yesterday that it will be offering free alcoholic beverages to its patrons (so long as they are actively gambling). Once again, vice has won in comparison to virtue. And I would warn any driver in the vicinity of that carnival of fools to use extra caution from now on. For the increase in drunken driving will be legion since free beer in NEPA is akin to an oasis to thirsty desert dwellers. I call on the local police force to increase their patrols in the area in order to quell this disaster in waiting.
Now, I wish to offer a theory pertaining to today’s youth and their dalliance in drugs/alcohol. We tell the youngsters in elementary school not to do either. We preach day in and day out of the evils of the practice. And yet, they witness the adult population practicing it. I will educate those in charge that the practice of “do as I say and not as I do” is NOT a prescription for success. When the President made a decision to confront the recent rash of shootings with a proposal to ban assault weapons (thankfully defeated) he failed to view the true problem. The mentally disturbed youth population. A youngster who is spoiled his entire childhood (as have most of you slugs), given all he asks for with no refusal is in no way fit to occupy the adult world. He cannot understand why pretty Susie Davis refuses his advances for a date; or why if he makes it through college he cannot start in a job at the “top”; or why he cannot have the fastest and best car. After all, Mommy and Daddy told him he was special and the best little guy in all the world. He snaps, and becomes violent, which is the only recourse he knows as his parents raised him a social moron.
Raising children begins at home. Educating them is secondary. And there is no way banning guns is the answer to a generation raised with feelings of entitlement!!!!
Something to think about this morning…….
Class Dismissed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

At 10:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you post a pic of Randol showing some leg so I know if I will vote for her? Thank you

At 6:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To piggy-back on the Professors thoughts:

I can't help but think how much money and productivity is pulled out of our local economy by the casino as well.

Money that would have been spent on household items, repair, cars, music, clothing, investments (yeah, that's gambling to). Senior citizens and 99ers chasing the dream of a quick hit using "rainy day" money.

Things we used to discourage as a culture is now publicly promoted.

Things we used to actively promote as a culture are now publicly discouraged.

Before the p-nut gallery pipes up: yeah, I know - sorry you missed my point.

At 8:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:49AM It is so off the wall when you conside that the person thanking God is not thanking God for the Win o ammomp;lishment as they are for the ability they conside God given. That makes perfect sense to me.

As for the Scranton mayor candidate, if I lived in Scranton, she would get my vote but it really grabs me when these women orgnaizations endose women candidates just becauase their women. That really sickens me.

At 10:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agree 8:48, can you imagine if a group endorsed a candidate only because he was a white male?


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