Thursday, July 25, 2013

The LuLac Edition #2481, July 25th, 2013

Anthony Weiner pal, Sydney Elaine Leathers. (Photo: 


What the heck is wrong with Anthony Weiner? The point of resigning in shame and going into rehab for a sexual obsession disorder is this: YOU DON’T DO IT AGAIN!!!! 
And if you do, you have to know that someone, somewhere is going to find it, release it and make your contrition the first time around seem insincere. 
Weiner appeared with his hot, smart Hillary Clinton employed wife and asked forgiveness again. Look, America is a land of second chances. But not third. And Weiner is asking for a third one. Weiner is getting attacked by people who are not necessarily offended about what he did the first time, but that he had the arrogance to do it again. 
Personally, I’d be more comfortable with Weiner if he said, “Yep, did it again, got my rocks off physically and emotionally, then went back to my work. Some guys text shirtless, some drink, some drive fast cars and others cheat. This is what I do. Won’t affect my work. If elected will I do it again? You bet to take off the pressure but would you rather have me drunk and out of commission for hours? Hiking the Appalachian trail when I was doing some Brazilian hot chick? Like it or lump it. Next case”. But Weiner did the mea culpa thing and begged for forgiveness vowing to remain in the race to stay looking like a wimp. 
Also, the 23 year old he was sexting released the information to the press. Look, I’m all for “going young”. Really, if you are going to go crazy, go young. But make sure she is mature enough to keep your secrets. Make sure she is an old soul. Make sure she knows what you have at stake and that this involvement will stain her as well as you. 
Are you ready for this? The 23 year old he was sexting, this is her name: Sydney Elaine Leathers. There are porn stores with more respectable names. If I were Weiner’s wife or campaign manager, I’d cut off his junk for just getting involved with someone named Sydney Leathers! 
As Lee Tracy said to Cliff Robertson in my favorite political movie, “The Best Man”, “It’s not the fact that you’re a bastard that bothers me, it’s the fact that you are such a stupid bastard”.
Senator Bob Casey. (Photo: LuLac archives). 


A few cynics the last two weeks have been decrying the presence of United States Senator Bob Casey in Lulacland and parts of the state. Casey was in Wilkes Barre two weeks ago as well as going to other areas. The hue and cry was that Casey was eyeing up appearances for his next Senate run. Look, this is what Senators do. They visit their constituents. If they don’t, they generally lose elections. And get way out of touch with people in their state. 
Besides, Casey’s term ends in 2018 and I predict he’ll be running for Governor that year if Tom Corbett is re-elected. Pennsylvania, despite Corbett’s poll ratings has had an eight year on and off cycle of Republican and Democratic rule since 1946. It is not unusual for Senators to want to run for Governor. The late John Heinz was planning to do so in 1994 until his untimely plane crash in 1991 and Casey yearned for the office his father once held when he got defeated by Ed Rendell in 2002. So his detractors could scream all they want, Casey will be at the bat in every home park in the Commonwealth.
Bill Goldsworthy (Photo: Citizen's Voice)

The late Dr. Jennifer Sidari. (Photo: Times Leader). 


Former West Pittston Mayor Bill Goldsworthy has always been a tireless booster of causes and people in his hometown. Goldsworthy’s heart and all of this area has been pretty heavy with the loss of a young medical school graduate set to start her residency at Geisinger Danville. Goldwworthy is organizing an event in memory of Dr. Jennifer Sidari. Here is a letter he has been circulating on this worthy cause.
Dear Friends, Dr. Jennifer Sidari, was my neighbor since she was born. She was two months older than my twin girls, and they were known as the Montgomery Avenue triplets!! We were all so proud, when she was accepted into the first class at the Commonwealth Medical College. She was the local face of the College, appearing in many television interviews, newspaper stories, magazines, and billboards. When she graduated as a Doctor, she was chosen by Geisinger to do her Residency in Pediatrics in Danville. Her dream of being a local pediatrician and staying in the area was a step closer. Then, weeks after her graduation and a week away from starting at Geisinger, it all came to a tragic abrupt end when she took ill, and passed away at the very hospital she was to work at. The Sidari family, relatives and I are starting to raise funds for an endowed scholarship at the Commonwealth Medical College so other LOCAL students will hopefully carry on Dr. Jens dreams!  Join us (bring friends) THURSDAY AUGUST 8th from 5 to 9PM at this fund raising event at Damentis on Route 309 in Mountaintop. I guarantee that the food, drinks and entertainment will be excellent! Your reservation and/or donations to the Dr. Jennifer Sidari Fund can be sent to this address: 
The Jennifer Sidari Fund c/o Gillespie Miscavage, 
LLC 67 North Church Street, 
Hazleton PA 18201.
Or you can call or email me your guaranteed reservation and pay us at the door. 
As always THANK YOU !!!!! 
Goldsworthy currently serves as Deputy Director Governor Corbett's Northeast Regional Office
U.S. Congressman Matt Cartwright.  (Photo: LuLac archives). 


The day after U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright introduces legislation concerning the fracking industry, he will speak about need in Pennsylvania and across the country for the legislation’s policy change. Cartwright will have just introduced the Closing Loopholes and Ending Arbitrary and Needless Evasion of Regulations (CLEANER) Act. 
Rep. Cartwright will speak on the need for this legislation to protect our water sources from hazardous chemicals. The legislation aims to eliminate a hazardous waste exemption that was added into the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) in 1980. That amendment, which exempted oil and gas companies from having to comply with hazardous waste disposal standards, would be removed under the CLEANER Act, forcing oil, gas and geothermal companies to play by the same rules as other industries. Fracking is now responsible for 90 percent of domestic oil and gas production, with thousands of wells peppering the countryside nationwide, and is a major industry in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The number of wells is expected to skyrocket during the next two decades. The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) of 1976 requires the safe disposal of solid waste and hazardous materials. In 1980, RCRA was amended to exempt waste from the production and development of oil and natural gas (“exploration & production” waste) and geothermal waste. The task of regulating disposal of these wastes is currently left to states, with mixed results. Recent reports show the extent of the problem and highlight the potentially fatal consequences. The news conference will take place at Cartwright’s Scranton office located at 226 Wyoming Avenue, Scranton. The news conference starts at 1PM on Friday.



If you have been trying to get WARM Radio in the Wilkes Barre area, good luck. The WARM Five Towers of Power are wheezing along in their dotage. (WARM is over 70 years old). Engineers are affording to get the station back on an even keel. Meanwhile, if you need a WARM fix, here is a look at two videos from my 590 Forever WARM blogsite. 


This Week on Sunday Magazine Brian Hughes speaks with Dr. Robin Ganzert from the American Humane Association about preparing to adopt a cat into your home. And an encore of Brian's interview with Scranton Mayor Chris Doherty, who reflects back on his 3 terms as mayor of the Electric City. Sunday Magazine, Sunday morning at 5am on NASH-FM 93.7, 5:30am on 97BHT, 6am on 97.9X, 6:25am on Magic 93, and 7am on True Oldies 590, WARM.


This week on Special Edition, it's look back a at the effort to save The Sterling Hotel in Wilkes-Barre and a review of its history, a preview of the ninth annual Scranton Jazz Festival and an interview with Katie Duffy, the CEO of Democracy Prep, a New York City charter school whose first graduation at the Apollo Theater was profiled in The New Yorker. Ms. Duffy's mom, Erin Walsh Duffy, is a native of Dalton. Special Edition is on Saturday at 2pm and Sundays at 7pm on WILK.


 L.A. Tarone and I will be on "The Friday On My Mind" edition of Topic A Friday on WYLN TV 35. Show is on at 5pm with a rebroadcast at 7pm.


David DeCosmo will take over the main hosting duties on ECTV Live for a couple weeks while Tom Munley is out of town. David's guest during the week of July 29th will be Matt Tirella, representing Habitat For Humanity in Lackawanna County. They'll be discussing the history, current status, and future plans for the home building organization in our area. ECTV Live can be seen throughout the week on Comcast Ch19 at Noon, and Midnigh. 
Our 1976 logo. 

Former U.S. Senator Richard Schweiker. (Photo: NBC Universal archives).
A rare commodity, a Reagan/Schweiker button. (Photo:
Nancy and Ronald Reagan and Richard and Clare Schweiker the day of the big announcement. (Photo: UPI) 

The big political story nationally, statewide and locally 37 years ago this week was the announcement by GOP Presidential candidate Ronald Reagan that he was going to name Pennsylvania Senator Richard Schweiker as his running mate. People across America were stunned. The true believer conservatives who were backing Reagan were astounded and almost out of their minds. 
Reagan was down by about 90 votes as he competed for the GOP nomination against Gerald Ford. The head of the Pennsylvania delegation was Drew Lewis, a close friend of Schweiker. The plan was to wrest 30 to 40 votes away from the committed Ford delegation and the rest of the state would follow giving Reagan a narrow convention victory. 
Drew Lewis was a business partner of Richard Schweiker in the 1950s. Schweiker was a World War II veteran whose brother Malcolm was killed at Okinowa. So Schweiker knew the cost of war. In the 50s, Schweiker and Lewis worked hard in the Montgomery County GOP organization. He had married a local TV celebrity, Clare Coleman of “Romper Room”. With that notoriety, his father’s business contacts as well as Drew Lewis’ organization skills, Schweiker beat out incumbent GOP Congressman John LaForte. In over 100 years, the GOP organization had never been beaten.  
Schweiker served for six years and lobbied hard to be Governor Bill Scranton’s successor but Scranton deferred to his Lt. Governor Ray Shafer. In 1968, Schweiker went after 12 year incumbent Democratic Senator Joe Clark. Clark was chagrined to learn that Schweiker held many of Clark’s same liberal views except for gun control. Schweiker played up his support of guns and Clark really couldn’t touch the younger man on anything else. Plus, while Clark could always count on the suburban counties, with hometown boy Schweiker in the race, Clark did not get the heavy advantage out of Southeast Pennsylvania he had hoped. While Hubert Humphrey carried Pennsylvania, Joe Clark did not and Schweiker won. 
As a liberal Congressman, Schweiker formed a group of moderates in the House that would be alien to today’s GOP. As a GOP Senator, the AFL CIO gave him a 100 percent rating while the Americans for Constitutional Action gave him a mere 30%. He voted to override 14 President Nixon vetoes at the same time his wealthy father, whose business had been sold to the Gypsum corporation was contributing to the re-election of Richard Nixon. He played a key role in the rejection of Nixon Supreme Court nominees Haynesworth and Carswell and even made Nixon’s black list.  
Schweiker won an overwhelming reelection bid in ’74. He  was a rising political star if he had just stayed put. But in ’76, restless he approached the Ford campaign about the Vice Presidency after they dumped incumbent Nelson Rockefeller. The Ford camp reasoned that if Rocky was too liberal for them surely Schweiker would be off the charts. 
Then Schweiker was approached by Reagan insiders who essentially announced him as the prospective Vice President for Reagan if only Pennsylvania would swing toward the California Governor. Reagan said that despite Schweiker  independent thinking, Schweiker was pro life, anti busing, against big government welfare programs and a deficit hawk. 
Meanwhile, Schweiker's  old friend, Drew Lewis now head of the Pennsylvania delegation. But despite pressure from Reagan himself and his old friend, Lewis would not move and the deal was dead in the water. Reagan insiders railed against Lewis saying it was he who denied Reagan the nomination.  
Schweiker never became Reagan’s nominee for Veep and announced he would not run for Senate the after this debacle in 1980. He said he would work for Reagan’s election. Reagan named him as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and former nemesis Lewis who played a key role in the ’80 Reagan election became Transportation Secretary. 
But in the hot summer of 1976, Pennsylvania was all abuzz about the Reagan-Schweiker alliance…Statewide GOP conservatives labeled Schweiker as a blind opportunist who was giving up any principles he had……in Luzerne County key Republicans like Forty Fort’s Jim Phillips a Reagan backer said if it could get Reagan in the White House, so be it. Senator T. Newall Wood expressed surprise but noted Schweiker was still a card carrying Republican… Lackawanna County, GOP Commissioners Luger and Pettinato were shocked but felt that Schweiker would get a lot of support because of his frequent championing of projects in the County and Scranton Mayor Eugene Peters said he admired the Pennsylvania senator and hoped he’d climb the Reagan ladder..and thirty seven years ago the number one song in Lulac land and America was Chicago’s “Another Rainy Day In New York City”.


At 7:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rush blames the wife sticking by him on Hillary. I listened to RushBo for 30 seconds today.

At 7:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow!!! Dave, you never disappoint with your Thursday edition! What a great inside story of Ronald Reagan's first ever major decision!
Great job. Love the WARM videos too.

At 8:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right on about Bob Casey. However a lot will depend on whether Corbett gets reelected. Love your story on Dick Schweiker. You put a lot of work into this.

At 8:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As they say, "write what you know"!
As Yonk says, "Go Young"!

At 8:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What nothing on the Mayor? THough I love the photo of the Weiner Leathers gal!

At 8:42 PM, Blogger David Yonki said...

What nothing on the Mayor?

At 10:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love your end of week LuLacs.
From the top..on the girl, Va Va Va Voom! Weiner wouldn't know how to handle her in person!
Mayor Bill's efforts are to be commended. The death of that young Doctor was tragic. Thank you Yonk for using this blogsite to promote such a wonderful endeavor.
WARM's signal is awful. I try to listen. Wish they'd free up an FM frequency and just blow up those towers.
I was not born when the Reagan desperation move happened. What a wonderful history lesson.
Sue Henry's show is really something on the weekend. I work in an office where they battle between Froggy and Magic. I mean shoot me on my lunch break! Glad to hear her stuff on the weekends. And Brian Hughes does a good job too. If only I can hear him on 590!
That's all I got!

At 5:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ONLY IN AMERICA DO WE GIVE A DAMN ABOUT WHAT A POITICIAN DOES IN HIS PRIVATE LFIE. Really, who gives a heck about Weiner's weiner? The one thing this country has more than enough of is people who throw stones. Can't we just judge a man or woman for their professional performance rather than how they get their rocks off? Pedophile's seem to get less publicity.

At 6:45 AM, Anonymous Professor Milburn Cleaver, OPA said...

Good morning, Students.

I must say that experiencing one’s golden years is quite a paradox. The older I get, the more active I have become. The Professor who first walked into a classroom over 50 years ago is of late more traveled, tanned, relaxed and fit than he was then! The secret??? Preparation financially (if one depends solely on a Social Security check, one is a fool), a clean and moral life which includes saying no the outrageous amounts of alcohol, cigarettes and of course complete abstinence from illegal drugs. All attributes of which I doubt you ingrates are familiar with.
This past week I enjoyed a wonderful trip to Europe. I am planning a coffee table book on the various forms of European architecture. My publication currently finished is in the “legal” stages still and a final date has not been set as of late for release. I shall keep you informed.
While in London earlier, I personally experienced the avalanche of news coverage pertaining to the birth of the young son of Prince William and Kate Middleton. As one who is no fan of royalty (particularly the Brits…..remember it was Churchill who rallied his fellow countrymen in WWII, not King George), upon receiving this news of the latest royal addition I was reminded of a quote from the then Soviet publication Pravda upon Prince William’s birth in 1982. I suppose it was the only time in my life in which I could totally agree with a quote from a Soviet rag. The newspaper wrote in response to the new Prince’s introduction to Earth, “How charming, another one on the payroll.” Such is the case in 2013 with the latest British Welfare recipient’s arrival. And yet, if this is the manner in the British Government prefers to operate, this is their concern and not America’s.
The work of this classroom moves forward……….

Students, I enjoyed Mr. Yonki’s paper on the demented former Congressman Anthony Weiner. If there was ever a “twisted” human being, it is Congressman Weiner. I believe that even you slugs could agree with me that this guy is simply “Creepy”. Yet, what disturbs me most is the dishonest prose of Mrs. Weiner. NOW, here we have a man who is texting pictures of his private parts to young girls (and many young girls), is found out and forced to resign his position in the House. He pleas for forgiveness and leaves DC to enter into obscurity with the little wife in tow. A few short years later he decides he wants the public life again and goes for Mayor of NYC, again with the Missus at his side and voila!! The old perverted ways return.

At 6:46 AM, Anonymous Professor Milburn Cleaver, OPA said...

Again, most shocking is the fact that Ms. Weiner is still with this degenerate. WHY?????? Does anyone truly believe that she loves him anymore???? After all of the hurt he placed upon her???? Give me your answer!!!!!!!!!!!! Of course not. What she does love is the idea of her husband attaining power. And there can be no more legitimate stepping stone to a national name in political life than serving as Mayor of New York City. Ask Rudy Giuliani. For that matter ask Michael Bloomberg. And therein lies the real story which no one is speaking of. The total dishonesty of Mrs. Weiner and her husband. And to top it off, this woman, this modern day Lady Macbeth, served as a chief aide to Hillary Clinton, another gal with a bit of political ambition and many similarities shared with Mrs. Weiner.

Hillary Clinton, the woman who has a very credible shot at becoming the next President of the United States. Mrs. Weiner, he dear friend and chief advisor for years. Both scorned women by flawed men. Both ambitious women who, sadly will find out that Christian America does not prefer this attitude of tolerance of perversion for attainment of power. If either one of them were sincere they would have left their husbands a long time ago.

If Mr. Weiner becomes Mayor of NYC, you can bet that Mrs. Clinton will most definitely have NO CHANCE of becoming President of the United States. Not that she had much to begin with.
Something to think about this morning…..
Class Dismissed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

At 8:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Huma Abedin makes almost $500,000 with 2 part time jobs. Not bad for part time work!

At 11:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Join us (bring friends) at this fund raising event at Damentis on Route 309 in Mountaintop.

Am I the only one who noticed the date is missing?

At 2:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Prof and Rush are on the same bandwagon. Now that Pres Obama has beaten them twice, anything that isn't his fault is Hillarys fault.
I suppose Rush is a frequent guest at the Prof's imaginary club where they dont allow women and the waiters are all Phllipinos and the gardens are kept by Mexicans. Just a couple of windbags one polluting the airwaves and the other online.

At 5:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good to see and hear ol' GG again.
Gilbert was a radio pro and WARM was such a great radio station back in the day.
I had a chance to work with Gilbert, McNulty, Ron Allen and Joey Shaver in the late eighties and early nineties in the last days of WARM playing music. The format now is good when you can pick up the signal.


At 8:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares about Weiner.
Someday folks will learn; most men seek money, fame and/or power for one reason and one reason only. To **** hot women. Get over it already.
This isn't a character flaw, because even though most men do NOT actively go out and seek affairs; if a hot woman wants to bed a guy, married or not, the guy will go. Grow up already; it is sex. It isn't about character, it isn't about honesty, it isn't going to determine how a person will govern or serve or how he will take care of the bullshit sacred public trust.
It is about generating friction on his **** inside some opening of a hot woman.

At 8:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any and every hot woman who shows interest in him. And ladies, if you think your man is any different, just get a really hot woman to proposition him, she must be willing to go through with it, I will bet dollars to donuts 90% of the men will go; the other 10% are impotent or aren't interested in women.

At 8:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 8:57 PM, Blogger David Yonki said...

Join us (bring friends) at this fund raising event at Damentis on Route 309 in Mountaintop.

At 8:02 AM, Anonymous Professor Milburn Cleaver, OPA said...

RE: Anon 2:30.
Young man, I defy you to point out any moment in all of my previous lectures where I refer to anything Mr. Limbaugh has stated. I am no fan of Mr. Limbaugh. His heart may be in the proper place, but I must equate him with a trailer trash mentality. A man who harms the cause of Conservatism instead of enriching it. My idea of great Conservative pundits is along the lines of a William F. Buckley, Jr. or a Charles Krauthammer…and not Mr. Limbaugh.
Now, regarding the staff at my club, I have one question for you. Why do you assume (in a racist way) that all domestic help must consist of Mexican (as you define them) or Pilipino gentlemen?????? Give me your answer!!!!!!!! I close by asking a final question: Have you ever heard of any Hispanics (I prefer not to use the racist term “Mexican” as you do) or Pilipino gentlemen with first names such as Giles, Milton or Seymour?????
Young man,
YOU ARE DISMISSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

At 8:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dave, saw you on Topic A tonight. You guys hit it out of the park on the fact that Scranton was rated as place for upward mobility!!! What a bunch of crap. Glad you called out that faker Pete Dancheck. Like he’s the only guy who had parents that worked in a factory! We all can’t grow up to be Bob Mellow’s (edited) boy!

At 12:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good morning, just came across your site. What a wonderful mix of history, politics and fun. I'm hooked.

At 4:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the Professor

You are correct. My remarks were over the top. I apologize.

the Not So Young Man

At 5:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm happy to see that a few of your readers or I should more properly say our posters are bright enough to recognize that a man's sexual fantasy will often over power his common sense and that flaw has nothing to do with his ability to do his job and serve he public. For the life of me I see no connection with the physical activities of these guys and the pubic trust. Please explain to me what the pubic trust is and what it has to do with a man's sexuality and sexual needs? Did he misuse public funds? People need to grow up and stop trying to be judge, jury and exe....... well, you know what I'm saying.

Professor, please go away. You fill the space of LuLac with your BS effort to be pompous and I'm for one am not impressed..... you were dismissed long ago and I'm sorry yo do not have the character you pretend to have and demonstrate your weakness by continuing to post and not go away as promised after the last election. By the way, you re ply to anon 2:30 was another example of you not paying attention in class...... he/she was not saying you quote Limbaugh, the point is you are as uninteresting. Why are you still here? I told you, you are dismissed.

At 10:17 AM, Anonymous Professor Milburn Cleaver, OPA said...

Anon 5:18 p.m.
Young man, you speak of character. Did Cong. Weiner show character when two years past he stated in interview after interview that he was NOT TEXTING ILLICIT PORN PICS, only to then to do a 180 and admit to doing so???? IS that character??? Give me your answer!!!!!!!
The problem with your generation is that you wish everything to be wrapped neatly in a nice colourful bow. Well, son, life is not like that.
To put it in a nutshell, a man who is sexually diseased and chooses a life in politics IS a danger. He is open to attempts of blackmail. Imagine if JFK had been blackmailed over the Monroe affair (among others) what would he have done??? Or Mr. Clinton????? Would they have sold our nation out???? Who knows. THe fact remains that it is a problem that is real.
And to express my point: I am no fan Of Pres. Obama as you are aware. However, I do acknowledge that fact that the man has a very good and honorable marriage adn is a wonderful family man.
Had he been the opponent of a conservative who was a philanderer I would NOT vote for the conservative.
Unlike some, I do not want my leaders to be subject to blackmail. Mr. Obama never will be, at least on this issue. Mr. Weiner very well may be (if elected) becuase Lord only knows what else he may be up to.
Young man,
Do Your Research!

At 10:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...



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