Sunday, June 16, 2013

The LuLac Edition #2447, June 16th, 2013

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MAYBE I’M AMAZED……..that every time I drive down to Nanticoke to stop off at the Sanitary or to LCCC to attempt to see my old Coding Teacher (she’s always busy) I travel down South Prospect Street where the old WNAK building used to be. It was a big reconverted funeral home but now the thing is leveled and a parking lot. The once storied frequency too has been diminished somewhat with a simulcast of that great Oldies Station, GEM out of Tunkhannock. Times change I guess. 
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……….that when we were coming home from church last night passing through Parsons, I saw that a house had their garbage out. Then as Mrs. LuLac drove on, the whole neighborhood had their blue bags out. Is it possible the entire neighborhood put their garbage out early? En masse? Then we both realized Friday was Flag Day and a holiday for Public Sector workers. Damn, you have to love those unions! 
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……..that because of the weakness of the Republican Party in Scranton, a party that elected Gene Peters twice, David Wenzel once and Jimmy Connors three times can’t field a decent candidate. Bill Courtright will then waltz into the Mayor’s office. How does a party collapse like that in just a short time? 
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…….that the Judicial situation begs the same question in Luzerne and Lackawanna County. In the current Judge race in the Lac, Jim Gibbons won a double nomination and in Luzerne County, despite some decent candidates running on the GOP, the only candidate who succeeded was Dick Hughes. And I believe that was more his community service and personal energy than anything the party did for him. 
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…… Germany, the “sshhhh” sound means “hurry up”. 
MAYBE I’M AMAZED………that there are people around who continue to underestimate Correale Stevens of Hazleton. He has had the most consistent, unblemished, unquestioned climb of any local political figure of this generation. Seven years as State Representative, Luzerne County DA, a few years on the Luzerne County bench as well as time on the State’s Higher Courts. Now Stevens is poised to become a Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The last time Luzerne County had representation was when the late Ben Jones was named to the Court in 1957. In Lackawanna County, Michael Eagen was named in 1960. 
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…….that a Supreme Court Justice who visited this area on more than one occasion, Seamus P. McCaffery is reportedly under fire for some questionable arrangements with his wife Lise Rapaport. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, he is now reportedly being investigated by the F.B.I. for payment Rapaport received in her side business referring clients to lawyers. Not only did she work for her husband as a judicial aide while she was doing so, but McCaffery ended up ruling on many of those very cases for which she was making referrals. Didn’t Mark Ciavarella refer to that as “a finder’s fee?” This will be something to watch. 
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……that the Miami Heat just seem able to turn it on when they need a big win. The Series with the Spurs is tied at 2-2 and the only explanation I have is that the Heat has been a team the last three years that played in the finals. Those extra games and pressure take their toll. If they win this year, will they have anything left in the tank for next season? 
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……that that we humans take 23,800 breaths in a day. That’s 161,000 a week, which translates in a year to almost under 2 million. 
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…….that political ripples are starting to develop in Lackawanna County now that the Government Study Commission, which was endorsed in the primary takes their seats. Look for organizer Chuck Volpe to be in the catbird seat and the current trio of County Commissioners (career politicians who have no place else to go) to start digging in their heels. 
MAYBE I’M AMAZED….that most local community newspapers are now done out of town in a template format. Then they are sent back to a skeleton staff for approval. This is a far cry from the old Wyoming Valley Observer, the Pittston Dispatch, and the Dallas Post/Abington Journal. The latter two were owned and operated by William Scranton III who in my estimation would have made a great Governor of Pennsylvania. 
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..that one of the true hidden treasures in the area as terms of a decent, home cooked meal is The Wagon Wheel in Shickshinny. Battling back after the most recent flood, the service is great, and the Friday Fish Fry is one of the best. 


At 11:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sarah Palin for Senator in Alaska? Didn't she leave the governors office after having been elected to take advantage of an opportunity to make more money? Now that's a committed civil servant who the people should elect.
She'll serve till something better comes along! This woman is now what she doesn't even deserve to be,
a part of the idiotic GOP past and John McCains legacy as to his decision making! I thank God everyday she and old John failed miserably at the polls. Moose Hunting Mama, go back to the wilderness.

At 2:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "The LuLac Edition #2447, June 16th, 2013":

"Then we both realized Friday was Flag Day and a holiday for Public Sector workers. Damn, you have to love those unions!"

Hard to tell if the above quote was sarcasm or not. Did it ever occur to you that if government doesn't respect and honor the flag then how can we expect private industry or individuals to show respect?

At 2:59 PM, Anonymous George Burns said...

Maybe SP can become a professional soccer mom. Maybe do some TV reality shows on that for awhile. Than step into the Senate race. Maybe she can get the unanimous vote from the polar bears and promise not to shoot them.
I would not be surprised if the folks from the state of Alaska voted her in.
"Say good night Gracey".

PS may all the fathers out there enjoy Dads Day.

At 3:03 PM, Anonymous Junction said...

Dave, I am in shock and aw that did not say one word on today being Dads Day. Something must be up.??????

At 5:42 PM, Blogger David Yonki said...

Dave, I am in shock and aw that did not say one word on today being Dads Day. Something must be up.?????

At 6:02 PM, Anonymous Junction said...

Dave, I got your story on Dads day on your face book. Good job.

At 6:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry Dave, many of us don't have facebook and in my case never will.
Its just all so ridiculous these days.
As to Sarah P, the folks in Alaska get what they deserve, just don't drag her out there on the national scene where we all would have to put up with her. There are already enough morons on both sides of the isle. Good point earlier. She is McCains legacy to America. Its time to put him in the old folks home too. I appreciate his service and years of confinement, but he has been senile for many years now.

At 5:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not a friend of Jim Gibbons, the Lackawanna county judge candidate but I did know his father. This man is a credit to his family and if he is half the man as his father, he will be an excellent judge. I heard Steve Corbett on WILK Talk show as he tore Gibbons apart due to an accident too many years ago to remember. I just couldnot believe how mean spirited Corbett was. This was an accident and nothing came of it. The poor victim ran from between two parked trucks and was struck by the car being driven by Gibbons. It was a trasedy but an accident and for Corbett to make it an entire show is disgraceful. Steve Corbett truly is a mean spirited man who has no compassion or charity in his heart.


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