Saturday, May 04, 2013

The LuLac Edition #2413, May 4th, 2013

Frank Scavo, no stranger to a stage in debate with Senator John Blake of the 22nd. (Photo: LuLac archives).
Frank Scavo for Mayor sign. 


First off, let me say that as far as national politics goes, I disagree with everything Frank Scavo says anytime he opens his mouth. And I dare say that Frank Scavo would say the very same thing about me when it comes to the great issues of the day. But when Frank Scavo ran for State Senator in 2010 to replace Bob Mellow I was pulling for him. He did well in his debate with the hand picked John Blake (although Blake won a 5 man primary there were strings being pulled) and articulated a watch dog position that is and was sorely needed in Harrisburg. Scavo now is making a run to be the Mayor of Old Forge. And given the developments recently there (especially regarding the police department) a guy like Frank is needed. He can be a pain in the butt but sometimes in local government that’s a good thing. Scavo recently had a positive political development in his latest bid for public office. Here’s what happened via a report from his campaign: 
During "An evening with Mayoral candidate Frank Scavo" campaign event Wednesday evening, Mr Scavo's two Republican challengers officially announced that they have suspended their campaigns. Republican Gus Gasdik, who is on the May primary ballot, and Mr Robert Hughes both pledged to support Mr Scavo in his quest for the Mayor's seat and good government. "I thank my opponents, and friends, for reaching these personal decisions and unifying our parties efforts to support my Republican Mayoral candidacy." This officially clears the Republican field of challengers in the Old Forge Mayoral Primary race. Mr Scavo is now unopposed in the May 21st primary election. 
For further information contact: Frank Scavo 570-840-1665 


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At 2:12 PM, Anonymous Professor Milburn Cleaver, OPA said...

Good morning students,

First of all, I would like to begin by thanking the many people who have sent me letters, cards and e-mails of congratulations on my return from the dead (you may laugh). It also touches this old fogey that so many of you have promised to pick up my book upon its release (hopefully next fall-----patience you guys at Random House!!). For those of you who do purchase the book, I am in the early stages of planning a meet and greet at my club. Now, I realize that my club is exclusive, however, as I have been a member in high standing all these many years, I have arranged for non-members to have a one-time only visit. Unfortunately, to those ladies who do purchase my book, I cannot extend this offer as the club is male only. I will however, acquiesce your purchase with a fully paid one year subscription to Better Homes and Gardens.

The work of this classroom moves forward……..
Students, today’s lecture shall be brief (hold the applause, please) as I am writing this from Louisville, KY and am heading down to Churchill to take my front row seat (courtesy of a banker friend) at the great Kentucky Derby. As I know most of you ingrates are degenerate gamblers, I will not enable your sickness by revealing the ‘pick’ that my club’s bartender Nigel gave me. Nigel is a good egg, he has been spot on with his Triple Crown picks for many years. As you not accuse me of being a hypocrite, I admit to placing a bet today, but it will be the only bet I place all year round. I do not waste my time on betting every game in the NFL, NBA or MLB etc. Or betting who can eat a jar of chili peppers without vomiting. In other words I am not a compulsive gambler as most of you ingrates are. Nevertheless, I expect to make a killing on today’s bet (thank you Nigel!!!)---as I will not be a total cad, I will provide you with a clue…..the horse is a long shot.

Now, class, I need to discuss the disgusting treatment of some Senators at their town hall meetings simply because they possessed the bravery to vote NO on background checks for gun purchases. When a lawmaker holds a town hall, he/she expects that the citizenry exercise the respect and decorum necessary for such occasions. What I have witnessed has been nothing short of sheer animalistic behavior by far left loons, basically threatening harm to these servants of the public. Richard Nixon once said, “We can never hear each other’s words, until we can learn to stop shouting at one another.” I could not have said it better myself.

The Senators, agree with their vote or not, were practicing their constitutional right to take a side on an issue. Just because some far left wackos disagree it does not give them the right to expect the vote will change. I see many of the talking heads predicting a re-vote by summer’s end. I say that will not occur. I am so proud of the Republican senators who stood up to the special interests and voted their conscience instead of their wallet. And I am even more proud of the several Democratic senators who also voted against the background checks--------profiles in courage, indeed.
History is the best mirror of the truth and I predict that 100 years from now this vote will be seen as one of the best votes the U.S. Senate ever undertook. Even though I probably won’t be alive to see that prediction come true (you may laugh) I can sleep better at night knowing that we have fine people like Ted Cruz and Max Baucus (we’ll miss you sir) in the U.S. Senate.
Something to think about this morning………
Class Dismissed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

At 7:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take it easy, Prof. You may take Saturday off and not post everyday.
A man just out of a coma should rest. Besides you don't have anything new to say. Never did!

At 7:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate to be the one to break the bad news to Mayoral candidiate Scavo but he is not unoposed. Those two candidates who have thrown him their support will till be on the ballot. Don't count your chickens.........

At 2:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Professor, you seem to have forgotten that we have a representative form of government. Our members of both Houses of Congress are not there to vote their wants and wishes but rather those of their districts. 90% of Americans wanted background checks and those four Democrats thumbed their noses. They deserve no respect and they do not deserve reelection. I'm still waiting for you to go away.

At 2:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Professor-Not, Have you gotten used to losing yet? You picked a long shot and Orb, a 5-1 favorite to win captured the crown. I just love it when a wind bag such as yourself continues to be wrong.

At 2:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

David, I think it is difficult to refer to Sen Blake as being the hand ;picked choice by Mellow. I agree that Mellow supported Blake but trust me when I tell you that there is no real organization so it is impossible to be hand picked. Today, every candidate must do the right thing politically. Blake is a good example, I live in Dupont and Blake's wife knocked on my door seeking support for her husband. She did an outstanding job of selling his credentials and I was impressed. We used to joke about local politics saying that the "Party" would pick a candidate who would then become the :Party horse but he would get in the wagon and we would ;pull him down the street. That wasn't the case with Blake. He wasn't my favorite candidate but his efforts impressed the hell out of me. He won because he, his family and his close supporters worked hard. The day of the politician dictating who will fill an open office is long gone

At 7:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

David, I have heard you and Mr. Scavo spar on the radio. You are the odd couple of nepa politics. But it says a lot about you and your fairness that you are writing and sharing information about his candidacy. Shows you are a fair minded guy. Or you just want to keep him far far away from D.C. Nice job as always.

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


I find it revealing (and sad) that your critics choose to nitpick your Derby (or lifestyle) comments and IGNORE the IMPORTANT content of your posting.

Do you use this technique on purpose? I suspect so.

At 8:43 AM, Anonymous Professor Milburn Cleaver, OPA said...

Anon 6:09 a.m.

Young man, THANK YOU for your kind words and sentiments.

I have always felt it important as a teacher to "humanize" my lectures and not be simply a plain stuff shirt. Which is why I, at times, interject with musings on my personal life. However some of the ingrates in class react negatively, yet it is a practice that I shall not abandon. I, unlike most of the slackers, will admit to a mistake. Yet, it was merely 20 dollars lost and not the family's food money/rent payment.
I did however, fail to note an important point during the serious part of my lecture on gun control. The slugs who attack me take no hesitation to point out that 90% of the nation is in favor of gun control. I read these statisitics with my usual skepticism, still, even if I concede to their point I will retort with a more important one.
The structure and intent of our Constituion is to protect the minority against the majority. I do not believe it right that since a majority would be in favor of collecting the firearms of the minority that it should be possible to do so.
If we went that route historically I will remind you that in 1964 when the Civil Rights Act was before congress a vast majority of whites were against it---they outnumbered the African Americans greatly. Going by the liberal program.....we should have voted down the CR act of '64---after all a majority of the country was against it.
Of course, that would have been ridiculous....just as ridiculous as this gun debate.
Young man, thank you again. You are dismissed.


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