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.
CARTWRIGHT "SAVAGE"DCongressman 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.
MUSTO’S HEALTHFormer 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.
FEATURE YEARWe’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 MagazineMagic 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.
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BUDDY RUMCHEKWant 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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