Thursday, December 12, 2013

The LuLac Edition #2561, December 12th, 2013


People were actually whooping and hollering (Nancy Kman!!!) when Pope Francis was named Person of the Year. What a wonderful selection. Francis has captivated the world with his message of humility and humanity. Past Popes who were Persons of the Year were John XXIII in 1962 and John Paul II in 1994.

The election of Francis was a thunderbolt that has given Catholics hope that maybe the church will be more human in its dealings with issues of social justice, poverty and sexuality. The recognition by Time of this modest but I dare say calculating man (in terms of his message) highlight what he is trying to message to Catholics and all faiths in the world today.


The Luzerne County Council voted to raise taxes by 8 per cent. The maximum that could do so. Those voting yes were Jim Bobeck, Tim McGinley, Rick Williams, Linda McClosky Houck and Eugene Kelleher. Voting no were Rick Morelli, Stephen A. Urban, Elaine Maddon Curry, Stephen J. Urban and Edward Brominski.. Five of the ten unions in the county voted for concessions to health care. The poor babies now have to pay a $500.00 deductible. Many people in private business or on individual plans would take that deal in a minute. Those other five unions should be looked at very closely by the new Council members.
The tax hike was coming. We are paying for the sins of our past Commissioners. And folks, elections have consequences. If you were against taxes, then maybe you should have gotten off your ass and voted for County Council. I have no patience with dumb asses who bitch and when you ask them when the last time they voted, they say for Romney or Obama. Shut up and deal with it. Or vote.


Congressman Matt Cartwright was featured on the Michael Savage Show the other night. Cartwright was criticized for his defense of the Affordable Health Care Act. In addition Cartwright is being attacked by the GOP for his stance on what is going to be the best thing for the well being of Americans. Cartwrighht said, "The National Republican Congressional Committee is attacking me for speaking up to give Americans affordable health care. Last week I spoke on MSNBC about how while it is far from perfect, the Affordable Care Act will ultimately help a significant number of Americans by bringing more affordable and more complete coverage to the neediest of Americans."
No worries Matt, simply ask them, “What the **** is your plan??? They have none.


Former Senator Ray Musto is trying to stall his trial. He is fast becoming the delay of game champion of the political world. I sympathize with his health problems but these are the feds and they aren’t going away. The life he’s leading now can’t be anymore stressful than a final judgment.


We’re going to be doing a poll soon for our feature year. If anyone has suggestions, let me know. Our contenders are 1974, 1980 and 1990. But we’ll take more suggestions.



ECTV Live continues its Christmas related programming during the week of December 16th as hosts Tom Munley and David DeCosmo welcome Joanne D'Arduino of the Scranton Ballet Company to the program to outline dates and plans for the annual presentation of "The Nutcracker" at Marywood University. The performance is offered free of charge to the community each year with several scheduled presentations. ECTV Live airs on Comcast Ch19 each day at Noon and Midnight with selected additional screenings at 6pm several times during the week.


This Week on Sunday Magazine

Magic 93's Frankie in the Morning speaks with Colin Riccobon from the American Red Cross about giving the gift of life during the holiday season.Frankie also speaks with Ellen Stevens from the Voluntary Action Center about the Christmas Holiday Bureau.An encore of Brian Hughes' interview with Seth Ginsberg & Tess DeMarco discussing the "Raise Your Voice" campaign to raise awareness of Rheumatoid Arthritis.And Brian speaks with Mark Underwood from Quincy Bioscience about whats normal and whats not regarding memory loss.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.


Tune in to Sue Henry's "Special Edition" this week as Sue recaps the week's news. Special Edition is heard Saturdays and Sunday on these Entercom stations, WILK FM Saturday at 2pm Sunday at 6 am on Froggy 101 Sunday at 7 am on The Sports Hub 102.3 Sunday at 7 am on K R Z 98.5 Sunday at 7 pm on WILK FM 103.1.


Want to hear some great parodies on the news? Tune in to WILK Radio at 6:40 and 8:40 AM on Mondays. As Ralph Cramden used to say, “It’s a laugh riot!”

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 Samoa joins the United Nations......Cyrus Vance is named Jimmy Carter’s Secretary of State and incoming Vice President Walter Mondale gets an office in the West Wing, the first Vice President to do so. In addition Mondale becomes the first Vice President to live at the Naval observatory, the new residence of the Vice President…in Pennsylvania, Governor Shapp’s Attorney General Robert Kane is rumored to be invest aged on numerous corruption charges…. in Luzerne County Residents of Hazleton petition the Commissioners for more active involvement for the southern Luzerne County town..and thirty seven years ago the number one song in America and LuLac land was "After the Lovin'" by Englebert Humperdinck which was one of the biggest make out songs of the 70s and had an in credible arrangement.


At 11:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to see you are thinking about next year. More LuLac.
Good job my friend.
If there was a blogger of the year, it be you!!

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

Again you slam the county employees. You're just wonderful the way you sit back and beat the shit out of people who did get off their asses and land a decent job but remember, the pay of those people is nothing to brag about. Benefits are good and for the past 10 years, new hires pay toward their benefits but you continue to ignore that. If you had a chot at one of those jobs, you would be there in a heart beat and I would bet your sweet ass that you would think you deserved everything you got. I'm wondering why you never comlained about your cousin's or uncle's benefits when they worked for the county?

At 7:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Musto is a cheap punk bum who is beating the system and people such as your self will not scream about it. The game is dl=elay till he dies and then his wife and family will collect his huge pension and he will have to give back nothing, not a damn thing. You not screaming about it is part of the problem.

At 12:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You neglected to mention that Harry Haas did in fact vote yes for the tax increase. yeah. just thought i would. mention that. lol

At 6:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What exactly was Musto accused of taking from taxpayers?

IF he is guilty, which after reading the full transcript of the wire, I'm not so sure he is guilty of anything, but if he was, he didn't take anything from taxpayers.

Everyone is so out for blood over nothing. Again, IF he is guilty, what he is accused of, does NOT warrant his death, and here is a a very strong possibility of that occurring according to what has been reported of his medical condition.

People in this area are so out for blood of politicians, they are missing the real crimes that are occurring with increasing frequency. Crimes that could physically hurt, maim or worse people, but go ahead call Senator Musto names, wish for his death, if that will make you feel like a man. I'm sure if your family was threatened by a real criminal, you would hide in the bushes and scream about it later.


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