Tuesday, January 07, 2014

The LuLac Edition #2581, January 7th, 2014

Ray Musto leaving court yesterday with his attorneys. (Photo: Andy Mehalshick Facebook Page).
This afternoon Federal Judge Richard Caputo made a decision on the fate of former Senator Ray Musto. And it was anything but definite.
Caputo ruled Musto was not ft to stand trial next week due to various ailments. He did recommend that Musto be sent to a facility where his physical and mental health will be evaluated for at least four months.
The great thing about this decision is that it pleases no one. To those who want Musto to stand in the dock and face the music after years of delay, this is not a good move. To those who feel the former Senator should be permanently granted exemption from trial this is just another delay.
Federal Judges are supposed to make difficult decisions and Caputo handled this hot potato as best he could. And who knows, with Musto being evaluated on a more regular basis via a non partisan medical facility, his outlook might improve.


The Second Act of Home Rule opened up last night as Rick Morelli and Edd Brominski were voted in 6 to 5 as Chairman and Vice Chair. Those voting for the duo were Eileen Sorokas, Kathy Dobash, Stephen A. Urban and Stephen J. Urban along with Brominski and Morelli rounding out the majority.
Tim McGinley had the votes of Harry Haas, Rick Williams, James Bobeck and Linda McClosky Houck. The question here with McGinley losing the Chair,  will this take the bloom off any rose of a possible candidacy for Phyllis Mundy's seat? I think not because McGinley is a formidable candidate.
The first two years of Council can be characterized as a learning, building block experience with Council at times sticking their toes in the water. My opinion here is that I get the feeling that this new Council majority, will dive into the pool full force and make a splash. This second act of Home Rule in Luzerne County might very well determine the effectiveness and efficiency of this fledgling form of government for a long time.


I laugh when I hear Republicans like Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul say stuff like we can’t pass extended unemployment benefits for jobless unless we figure out how we can pay for it. Rich. This Republican party ran two pointless wars on credit cards which even conservatives will admit was the most reckless of spending.
But to help extend help for the jobless, nope. There’s a special place in hell for these Johnny come lately to fiscal conservatives. If those wars were fought on a pay as you go basis, maybe there wouldn’t be 5,000 dead and thousands maimed.


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

Truth is Musto most likely isnt fit to stand trial. Truth also is he is most likely guilty. Justice tempered
with compassion for an old sick man isnt a bad thing...
On the other hand let there be no compassion for the jerry sanduskys of the world and no pension because he used his position in his crimes.
Let Musto die at home and let sandusky rot in jail. They will both one day stand before the ultimate compassionate judge.

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


At 7:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ed Brominski has shown his true character, that of a power hungry, over the hill, has been ;politician who just can't be an old soldier and just fade away. He will do as much damage to the county government as is possible and all in the name of
good government" but I see it as
Hierocracy At Its Worst!"

At 8:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

mcginley should simply resign now.

after all, everybody knows that phyllis mundy has been keeping the leather chair warm for him in the pa house for the past 20+ years.

At 4:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any chance we could pull Dennis the Worm Rodmans passport not allow him back in the US and strand this long time asshole in a country he loves so much? These guys are there for one thing, a paycheck which if they had any sense none of them should need! Consider anybody who would follow the Worm anywhere and youve got your answer on them. This is a good case of just ignore the idiot being the best move. Now if the Kardashians, every one of them would visit North Korea maybe we could get rid of them too!

At 10:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When is breaking the law acountable? Buffalino was not a young man when he went to prison and he was in very bad health. Musto is so powerful that he will avoid jail, keep his pension and never pay his debt to society. Is that justice? Is the law meant only for people up to a certain age? Can I break the law and then say I'm sick so I will not stand trial, I will simply stay at home and enjoy what I stole and live off the taxpayers. THIS IS JUSTICE DENIED TO THE PEOPLE. There is absolutely no justification in Caputo takeing this easy way out. Did I read you right, Caputo suggested not ordered the hospital stay?

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

The folks who are getting the free stuff don't like the folks who are paying for the free stuff, because
the folks who are paying for the free stuff can no longer afford to pay for both the free stuff and their own stuff.

And the folks who are paying for the free stuff want the free stuff to stop.

And the folks who are getting the free stuff want even more free stuff on top of the free stuff they are already getting!

Now... The people who are forcing the people who pay for the free stuff have told the people who are RECEIVING the free stuff that the people who are PAYING for the free stuff are being mean, prejudiced, and racist.

So... The people who are GETTING the free stuff have been convinced they need to hate the people who are paying for the free stuff by the people who are forcing some people to pay for their free stuff and giving them the free stuff in the first place.

We have let the free stuff giving go on for so long that there are now more people getting free stuff than paying for the free stuff.

Now understand this.

All great democracies have committed financial suicide somewhere between 200and 250 years after being founded.

The reason?

The voters figured out they could vote themselves money from the treasury by electing people who promised to give them money from the treasury in exchange for electing them.

The number of people now getting free stuff outnumber the people paying for the free stuff.

Failure to change that spells the end of the USA as we know it.

A Nation of Sheep Breeds a Government of Wolves!


Borders: Restricted

Language: English

Drug Free: Mandatory Drug Screening before Welfare!

NO freebies to: Non-Citizens!

At 1:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brominski and Morelli will now bring order to the romper room of malarky that is the luzerne county council. Yonk i thought i would never say this but here goes: Harry Haas is a pathetic bitter loser. I feel so bad for him when he opens his mouth to speak because he literally has not one original thought or idea. Not one! I cannot believe an educational institution granted him a degree.

At 6:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:18, Feel free to stuff it.

At 7:45 AM, Blogger Coal Cracker said...

2 wars? Afganistan is wholly owned by Obama. 74 percent of all U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan have taken place under Obama's watch.

At 4:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brominski leads the charge for better government you can bet on that, just watch the fur fly. The train is moving forward . . All aboard!

At 4:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haas is more than looser, he is sad excuse for a man. . . if that is what he is
ZERO integriety


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