Sunday, May 12, 2013

The LuLac Edition #2418, May 12th, 2013

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey. (Photo:National ). 


Dear Senator Toomey: 
I have never voted for you in any of your campaigns in the state of Pennsylvania. As a matter of fact, I have gone the extra mile in making sure you never got my vote. As a lifelong Democrat, in 2004, I switched my registration to Republican to vote against you in the U.S. Senate race against Arlen Specter. 
When Specter’s nomination was secure, I promptly went back to the Voter Registration office in Luzerne County to once more join the Democratic party. (The haste to switch back had nothing to do with you, my wife and I were taking a trip to the Bahamas and if the plane went down I didn’t want to die as a Republican). 
All that said, your work with Senator Joe Mancin on the background check bill for guns is something I both admire and respect. You have now joined the ranks of Pennsylvania Senate greats that have always sought to put the needs of the people above party. 
Your stand is all the more courageous given the fact that you face political challenges from your national party that your predecessors could only have nightmares about. 
While I can’t promise I will vote for you in the 2016 General Election, I promise to keep an open mind and remember what you did on this important issue. (But keep in mind as a Democrat, I had no trouble voting for Senators Schweiker, Heinz and Specter). 
However, I will make you this promise: if a right wing challenger decides that you are not fit for office in a potential Republican primary, I will change my registration again. I will also urge other Democrats to do the same thing so you will not be silenced by the extreme elements of your party. 
For your courage and statesmanship, it’s the least we can do to keep you and your ideas in the arena. 
David Yonki Wilkes Barre, Pa. 


From PCN: U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R- PA) will sit down for an exclusive interview with the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) during a special “On the Issues” program that will focus on the latest happenings on Capitol Hill. PCN will air the candid one-on-one conversation with Sen. Toomey and host, Brian Lockman, on Monday, May 13 at 8:00 p.m. “On the Issues” is a half-hour program that offers an informal conversation with prominent lawmakers and government officials concerning the latest issues that matter to Pennsylvanians. The program airs regularly Monday through Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 7:00 p.m. For those without access to cable or those unable to get to a TV, streaming of this program will also be made available online during the network airing by subscribing to PCN Select at For more information about the streaming service, visit 



At 3:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

David, For years I joked that if I became seriously ill with no hope, I would change my registration from "D" to "R" and when asked why, I would say with a sly smile, "I would rather see a Rep;ublican die than a good Democrat!"
Toomey also raised his wealth in my mind but I won't commit to him till I see how he treats Soc Sec, Medicare and Medicade.

At 9:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cant wait for the Showtime version of the events in West Cleveland.
I can imagine the casting of the three victims. Britney Spears (is she still around?)Lindsay Lohan (the guy would have thrown her back after a couple weeks) and Jennifer Lopez or Angelina Jolie. Dave Chappell would make a great Chuck Ramsey. I know there is nothing funny here, but I still bet Showtime is in the planning stages.
In real life I wish these three young ladies only the very best.

At 7:05 AM, Anonymous Pope George Ringo said...

WIth all apologies, Yonk, but your open letter to Toomey reminds me of a captive thanking their kidnapper for giving them fries with their once a week burger.
For one thing, this background check bill was the weakest form of gun control legislation ever proposed. Toomey having a tea party challenger in the primaries???? I don't think so. Then you go on to list such greats who preceded him in the Senate from our Commonwealth:Schweiker, the great John Heinz and Specter....all far left liberals compared to Toomey's pathetic record.
No, I myself will not vote for Toomey. One tea partier throwing a little dash of sanity on an otherwise insane smorgashboard of patheticism does not a statesman make. Unless the GOP can rid itself of its insanity I would never vote for a Republican again....unless by a miracle John Heinz reappeared from the beyond.

At 8:17 AM, Anonymous Professor Milburn Cleaver, OPA said...

Good morning students,

I hope you are all recovered from your daily dose of alcohol and or illegal substances of this weekend past. Judging from the stench and red eyes in this classroom, I fear I have my answer. I myself enjoyed a very quiet weekend at home with a few good friends discussing some iconic literary works and listening to Brahms and Prokofiev. Sometimes it is best to detach one’s self from the world of politics, if only for a brief time.
The work of this classroom moves forward………
Students, regarding Mr. Yonki’s open letter to Senator Toomey; nothing could have prepared me for his eloquence and clarity. If ever a student showed himself to be open-minded and an analyst instead of a reactionary, it is he. I congratulate you young man, and yes, you have earned an A!!!
Now, as to the ingrates in my presence, I wish you would take a leaflet from Mr. Yonki’s notebook and apply yourselves!!! Instead of using childish insults as retort to my lectures, perhaps a little more time in the library and less in the bar and grille would be more productive. Now, with regard to Senator Toomey, I myself am beginning to have my doubts as to whether we nominated the correct man three years ago.
“ A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”. Mr. Toomey seems to have forgotten this most important passage in the Bill of Rights (and I hope you all take the time to read it).
Now, with regard to all of the liberal scribes writing the epitaph of Governor Corbett, may I say that a month is a lifetime in politics, and the good Governor has plenty of time to see his numbers rise in the polls. Once the Democratic party nominates its usual liberal standard bearer for governor (i.e., Mr. Onorato of Pittsburgh) and the citizens make the comparison between the fiscally responsible Corbett and the spend happy opponent, they will make the correct choice. A free enterprise individual who puts more faith in the common man’s ability to take care of himself as opposed to perhaps a reckless public money hungry leftist such as Ms. Alison Schwartz (who, stealing a line from Richard Nixon, is pink down to her undergarments). Time, students, is the great redeemer, I do trust it so.
Something to think about this morning………
Class Dismissed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![

At 9:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

3:29 thats just the kind of mentality that this valley has. its why this area has seen zero jobs and zero economic upswings in the past 50 years. its why this area has more people on the welfare rolls than anywhere else in the country. people from new york move here not for the opportunities but for the free rides and to sell drugs to our kids. its why crime has gone up 68% in nepa for the last decade. its why the political climate in the so called valley with a heart is no better than a third world african dictatorship.

need i go on? no but

nothing is going to change here unless people start to change their minds.

i hope you do die dumb fat and happy knowing that the great and all powerful nepa democrats did so much for all of us here in the happy valley.

At 1:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The local media is not reporting this, but there is a flurry of local campaign signs posted at the corner of ChestnutSt. and the Pittston bypass in Jenkins Twp. These signs make it difficult to view oncoming traffic and are a danger.
Why is it that the local police department leaves them there???
They should be removed and removed and removed immediately!!!

At 4:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 9:49
I read today where a TV Movie is in the planning stages! Of course it is.
Does the professor guy post everyday? I'm new to Lulac and find his talking down to others a sign of his own insecurities which seem to be considerable. Is he for real or a sarcastic satire?
Otherwise I enjoy Lulac very much and will stay with it.

Connie Chokan

At 5:57 PM, Blogger David Yonki said...

Anonymous Pope George Ringo said...
WIth all apologies, Yonk, but your open letter to Toomey reminds me of a captive thanking their kidnapper for giving them fries with their once a week burger.

At 5:49 AM, Anonymous Professor Milburn Cleaver, OPA said...

Please welcome our new student, young Miss Connie Chokan. ALthough it is always nice to see a new face, I must tell you little lady that there are three ingredients to the success of a new student in my classroom....LISTEN, LISTEN AND LISTEN!!
I do not entertain the ramblings of freshmen. Until you can prove to me that you have an inate ability to do your research and keep up with your assignments, I shall not entertain any of your comments with a retort.
And, by the way, the dress code for young ladies in this classroom is knee length skirts----those flower child/hippie rags may be alright with the socialist professors here, but not with me.
Follow these instructions and you will have no problem getting by in this semester.
Perhaps, next year I will even entertain one of your questions.....
As for now, young lady....
You are Dismissed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

At 6:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said... are an insufferable idiot with nothing to offer this blog. Take your crap elsewhere.


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