Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The LuLac Edition #2591, January 29th, 2014


Is Hugo Selenski the devil? Is he the greatest conman ever placed on this earth? Like is he the second coming of evil? I’m blown away by the number of seemingly smart people that have been stained by this guy.
The latest person entwined in the web is Attorney Sherry Centini. Through the years, I have heard nothing but good things about this Attorney. When I heard she was getting involved with Hugo, I thought, to quote Tim Gunn, “She could make it work”. She didn’t. Instead she has been charged with lying and witness intimidation. The word on the street from the legal eagles is that Centini wanted to become a name by defending Hugo Selenski and possibly getting him off.
It has happened before in this county. John Moses became a Defense legend by defending Rocky Holiday in 1975 on murder charges. Holiday, a former fighter was acquitted. John Moses became a local legend after he bested Luzerne County DA Patrick Toole. 
But make no mistake here, Hugo Selenski is no Rocky Holiday. He has been screwing with Judges and lawyers since 2003. To put that in perspective, when Hugo started his “defenses”, there was no You Tube, Twitter,  Facebook, Fox Sports Network, or IPhones.
The charges also refer to the money and trust lost in the Justice system in Luzerne County. This whole thing is just crazy. So crazy there’s a joke making the rounds about Hugo and Pope Francis. They both go in to a bar together and minutes later the Pontiff comes out  quoting Madalyn Murray O'Hair.


Mosca in Ms. Unico Photo. (Photo: Times Leader).

So Elise Mosca was not given the rose on The Bachelor the other night. I watched it for the first time and was stunned at how upset Ms. Mosca was that she was turned down by Juan Pablo What’s his face. I hope to God she was acting because I seriously question her taste in a marriage partner. She needs a nerdy lawyer type or urologist type nerdy guy who is not ugly enough to make certain they have beautiful babies. Not some sharpie with an accent that is so obviously so far beneath her.
And if she gets trouble from the Wilkes Barre School Board for her Yuletide video, I’d ask the board about Frank Pizzella, Brian Dunn and Jim Height about just what the hell “morality” is all about!


What Mosca missed out was a trip to Vietnam. Apparently if she got a rose, she’d go to that country for a romantic rendezvous. I understand it is a beautiful country. But as I watched the snippet of this ridiculous program, I started to channel my late father and uncles. Especially my uncles. Right or wrong, they wanted nothing to do with Japan or Germany when I was a kid growing up in the 60s.  When the song Sukiyaki (Ue o Muite Arukou)- by Kyu Sakamoto came out in 1963 and hit number one, WWII was still an open wound. I have to admit when the leftovers were being told of their great trip, I couldn’t help but remember how bitterly the war divided this country and how many men and women died there protecting what we thought was freedom. Maybe if they stopped at the Vietnam War Memorial before they went, it might put it in a little historical perspective. Oh wait, never mind that would require thinking.


State of the Union recap. The Republicans sat on their hands on every initiative that would aid middle class Americans. They were livid when Obama said he was going to use Executive Orders. The speech was Obama boiler plate. As a matter of fact in some places you could have just re-read the 2013 speech. But once again Obama is blessed by an opposition party of idiots. There were three rebuttals to the State of the Union. Rand Paul, Mike Allen both Senators and Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers gave her rebuttal. Hers was by the far the most ridiculous. My dad drove a bus, they told me to work hard, I did, I got lucky, I got mine now you get yours.


“Economic opportunity must be our first priority and I commend the President on beginning the conversation by signing an executive order this morning providing a minimum wage increase to $10.10 for federally contracted workers. July will mark five years since the federal minimum wage was last raised, that’s why I support legislation introduced by Senator Tom Harkin and Representative George Miller that would raise the minimum wage of $10.10 by 2016. This policy would directly provide higher wages for close to 17 million workers by 2016.“Research suggests that a minimum-wage increase could have a small stimulative effect on the economy as low-wage workers spend their additional earnings, raising demand and providing job growth.”


“Tonight, the president tried to convince us that our economy is better off today than it was when he first took office. However, our national debt is 18 trillion dollars and growing, the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act has proven disastrous, and executive overreach has become the new normal in Washington.
“The president talks about “income inequality” but his policies have done nothing to help close that gap, much less spur the economy or create jobs. I believe the best way to address this divide is to put hardworking Americans back to work. We should invest in our small businesses, our infrastructure, and the next generation of our nation’s workforce. More government regulations will only add fuel to the fire, amplifying existing problems that our country cannot afford.
“On immigration reform, I'm unconvinced that 'legal status' is anything less than the functional equivalent of amnesty. I've seen very little throughout this debate to assure me that we will permanently secure our borders. Failure to do so will repeat the mistakes of the 1986 amnesty law that gave birth to the illegal immigration crisis our country has faced for the last two decades.
“This past year Americans suffered countless broken promises from the president. If we hope to ensure equal opportunities for all Americans, a ‘pen and phone’ strategy is not the answer."



On Tuesday, February 4, Governor Tom Corbett will deliver his state budget address before a joint session of the PA House and Senate. PCN will devote the day’s programming to extensive LIVE budget address coverage.
LIVE studio coverage begins at 11:00 a.m. with former state representative, Kathy Manderino of Intercommunity Action and former Chief of Staff to Governor Dick Thornburgh, Rick Stafford of Carnegie Mellon University.
LIVE coverage of the Governor’s Budget Address before a joint session of the House and Senate at 11:30 a.m.
LIVE coverage from the state Capitol will continue with budget reaction from legislators.
Viewers will also get a chance to share their thoughts or ask questions concerning the state budget by dialing toll-free 1-877-PA6-5001 post-speech as well as during the 7:00 p.m. LIVE PCN Call-In program.


ECTV Live hosts Tom Munley and David DeCosmo will highlight plans for this year's Clarks Summit Festival Of Ice as the program airs during the week of February 3rd. Gail Rees from the Festival's Planning Committee will be on handto discuss the history of the multi day event and outline the plans and artists scheduled to take part this year. The Festival features live ice carvings, displays throughout the town and talented entertainers who will be preforming at venues in Clarks Summit....all for free!
ECTV Live can be seen on Comcast Ch19 in our area daily at Noon and Midnight with additional screenings at 6pm on selected days.


This Week on Sunday Magazine, Brian Hughes speaks with Dr. Joe Leonardi about his take that exercise is better than meds when it comes to dealing with heart disease. This Week In Harrisburg examines the challenge of Senate Democrats to Governor Tom Corbett to produce a spending plan that is aligned with the needs of Pennsylvanians. Senator John Blake of Lackawanna County spoke about this during an appearance earlier this week at Carbondale City Hall. And earlier this week, Senator John Yudichak spoke to senior citizens at the Hazleton Senior Citizen Center about the importance of the Pennsylvania Lottery and efforts to preserve it. And an encore of Brian's interview with Ron Davis from R.J. Financial Services, who discusses the Bowl Over Cancer Fundraiser, coming up on Feb 23rd at Chacko's Lanes in Wilkes Barre. 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 noon 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!”

Our 1974 logo.


The month of January started with Time Magazine naming District Court Judge John Sirica as their Man of the Year….and as the month ended There are now ongoing calls for Nixon to resign and the Congress begins to seriously consider impeachment.
In Pennsylvania State Representative Ken Lee of Tunkhannock announces that he will run for Lt. Governor in the State’s election…in Luzerbe County Stephen Yanoshak who actually lost the Controller’s seat to Joe Tirpak takes back his office anyway. The County code at the time dictated that the Controller could not have held a financial job prior to taking office if that was within the Courthouse. Tirpak was employed as the Assistant County Budget Director under Frank Shintz…and this week in LuLac land and America the number one song was “Love’s Theme” by the Love Unlimited Orchestra led by Barry White.


At 11:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im beginning to buy the theory that Hugo has something on more than one important somebody in the county. At any rate I think his mug should be banned from local TV and Print. We are all damned tired of seeing his sorry ass! I have my concerns about capital punishment, but I'd shoot this asshole myself! Enough is enough...

At 5:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"My dad drove a bus, they told me to work hard, I did, I got lucky, I got mine now you get yours."

So what truth escapes you when you read that?

Would you prefer:
"My family sneeked in, they told me to sign up for free stuff, I did, it was easy, now I vote for more free stuff. Why work?"

We are rapidly trading away our dignity and freedoms. Then wonder where the anger comes from.

At 6:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As for the local Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address, my own sad excuse for a congressman, Tom Marino, has a statement on his official website calling President Obama a liar. Real class. This from a guy who went to a special clinic in Ohio for life-saving surgery so that he could come home and bash Obamacare every chance he gets. What an embarrassment it is to have to admit Marino is my congressman.

At 7:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it is a good thing that Atty Centini be brought down to earth in her anti p;rofessional manner but why is the other licensed half getting away with little or no publicity? Sulima is a licensed private detective and he broke every professional ethic governing his actions. His feet should be held to fire becuase his career as a PI is centered around the Luzerne county court system. He works exclusively for county government and that needs to come to a screeching hault. Don't let him off so easily Yonk.

At 7:49 AM, Anonymous Professor Milburn Cleaver, OPA said...

Good morning students,
Why Mr. Yonki has once again drawn my memory banks into that horrific year of 1974, I do not understand.
For those of you who showed up for class these past few days to find the door locked, I am sorry. Once again, medical issues have forbade me from maintaining my normal schedule. If you were offended then I simply tell you that this is precisely how I feel when many of you skip class to deal with your morning hangovers.
The work of this classroom moves forward……
Students, I enjoyed Mr. Yonki’s opine on Miss Mosca and the silliness of the entire reality program of which she was a part. Truly, we as a nation, as a society are crumbling when we turn to tripe such as The Bachelor for entertainment. I recall years past when television had some relevant programming such as Dr. Kildare, The Fugitive or for comedy, The Honeymooners or Danny Kaye show. Of course, back then America was on a forward track and most students could read and write their own name, unlike today.
I give Mr. Yonki an A+ for segueing the Mosca story with his Vietnam piece. And young man, you are correct, Vietnam is a beautiful country and that war tore America apart. All of that was courtesy of the inept leadership of then President Lyndon Baines Johnson, who dilly dallied with troop levels and basically fought the war with one hand tied behind his back. General Eisenhower once suggested to LBJ that he undertake a massive D-Day style invasion of the country, which would be the only true way of insuring victory. Johnson recoiled. Barry Goldwater ran against LBJ in the 1964 campaign predicting that LBJ would escalate the war at a time when the President was saying he would not. Barry (who by the way remarked that if elected and the Viet Cong would not cease, that he would turn the county into a swamp) spoke to deaf ears.
Vietnam was a sad chapter, no doubt. All those young lives lost, or destroyed because of LBJ’s incompetence. Much the same incompetence that has given us the welfare state so many enjoy.
Regarding Mr. Selenski, well here is a man who is the idol of the young ladies in our area. I have a very close friend who is an attorney and told me of the groupies who would wait for this ingrate outside of the courtroom. Think of it. An accused murderer, and from what I hear a true dimwit yet, a Christ like figure to our younger folks. Such is youth today, misguided, self-absorbed and only concerned with their own little world with no conception of anything that occurs outside of it.
Dear God, this country seems to be reversing in greatness with each new generation; and it certainly isn’t the fault of Christian, God fearing Conservatives, now is it?? Last I looked, the liberal educational system has been the norm these past few generations. I rest my case.
Something to think about this morning…..
Class Dismissed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

At 8:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEADLINE should have read The SMELL of Hugo, not the spell! It is a rotten decaying odor.

At 10:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Glad to see you are attending to your health.

A friend of mine suggested I watch something called "Red Eye". Not really my cup of tea but this led me to watch a program called "The Five" on the Fox News Channel.

I suggest you watch the program for a week before forming an opinion. There is a crotchety young guy by the name of Greg Gutfeld whose personality reminds me of you. There are times when his metaphors are brutally precise and his reasoning is, to me at least, jaw dropping.

You would particularly find common ground on your student behavior observations.

At 10:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ 5:52

"My dad drove a bus, they told me to work hard, I did, I got lucky, I got mine now you get yours" is a great example of how someone with an agenda can shade their words with so much connotation that they force the reader to unknowingly accept a premeditated meaning.

Now this is what I heard.
"...they told me that if I worked hard and I did, but I also got lucky (being prepared and positioned for when the opportunity presented itself). I succeeded in my quest and you can too." Sometimes you must realize there is only one way to reach your destination.

See how one can anger the ignorant and lazy.

Do you think that might have been our reporter's purpose?


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