Sunday, March 02, 2014

The LuLac Edition #2610, March 2nd, 2014

Our “Maybe I’m Amazed” logo.


MAYBE I’M AMAZED……that we are still spending billions every month in Afghanistan. The New York Times reported this week that the relationship between President Obama and President Karzai is nearly dead. If that’s the case, then just get out. I’d love to see this scenario, get Karzai to come to Washington under the illusion we are going to give him the store. Have him wait in a room in the West Wing. Lock down his entourage. Let him wait 5 or 6 hours and then have an intern, preferably a squeaky voiced kid with some acne approach him and say, “Mr. President, a message from the United States. We’re out. Please leave the premises”. Escort the sneaky bastard out of the White House grounds, get him a cab to the bus terminal and have him shift for himself. He has consistently made a fool of our government under two administrations. We’ve lost too much with nothing except dead and injured soldiers and a mountain of money we could have used HERE. The venture in Afghanistan did very little to stop terrorism.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED………that many cultures will eat the entrails (intestines) of animals. Tripe is a perfect example as well as chitlens. Here’s my question. Who was the first person who thought that taking the intestines out of animals which were filed with crap might be a good idea to eat? Same with horseradish root. Who was the first person tasting it and why on earth did they do it again?
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…….that the MLB Network is now airing Spring Training games on their network. MLB will air a few hundred games and in this God awful winter, that is good news for baseball fans. Or fans of sane weather.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…….that Raegan Medgie the Poconos reporter for WNEP has landed a gig on the Weather Channel. That is great. Raegan was an energetic reporter with a lot of style, pizazz and intelligence. It is no surprise she has gone up the media food chain. She will be co anchoring the new Morning Show on The Weather Channel. 
Raegan Medgie, LuLac  2010  Women We Love recipient moving on to a bigger stage. (Photo: LuLac archives). 
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…….that 11 million dollars was spent on security alone for the last Super Bowl. Bet those security companies in Arizona were holding their breath when the knuckle draggers in that state, albeit Christian knuckle draggers wanted to stop gays from participating in commerce there. Didn’t the South try to do that with blacks? Can you imagine? I mean this is 2014 right? But not in Arizona. Must be the heat. But it’s a dry heat.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……….an alligator can go through 3,000 teeth in a lifetime. Please no Barletta or Eddie Day Pashinski cracks please.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED………that WARM great Tommy Woods is still a joy to listen to on the radio/. Tom appeared on The Beatledd Radio Hour Friday night on WRKC FM Radio, 88.5 on the dial. Woods talked about his radio career and the impact of the music of the Beatles fifty years ago. Woods also touched on the fact that as an old radio guy, he really can’t stay with a radio station today that long. He is correct, everything is so fragmented these days. Plus some of the signals are pretty bad. I try to listen to WARM, Zoomer Radio out of Canada at night, 740 on the AM dial, NPR on WVIA FM, WILK, believe it or not WRKC and maybe Dan Patrick. But there is no one station that I can say I am glued to constantly. And Woods brought home that point. 
Here's Tom Woods with Moon Dog and host Ed Raineri. (Photo: Beatledd Facebook page) 
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……..that the comments section of the local newspapers were all over the fact that Qadry Ismail, a former Super Bowl Champ and Meyers Grad has been invited to speak at the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Day Dinner in Wilkes Barre. All negative comments from where he lived to his religious beliefs were offered by people who know little about the guy. Man, we are so negative here even when successful people who were schooled here do well in the world. Plus, the guy went to Syracuse for crying out loud. 

Russian Olympian Anna Sidorova. (Photo: US Today)
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……….that even though a cheesecake photo  came out of Russian Olympian Anna Sidorova,  it did not add to the audience among men for the sport of curling. Now put an NFL jersey on her and then you might have their attention.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……that on this day 50 years ago today, the Beatles started filming their first movie, “A Hard Day’s Night”. 

There might no ifs, ands or butts about this story. (Photo: Mark Moran Citizen’s Voice.)
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……….that now the smoking vs. non smoking debate has reached the Luzerne County Courthouse. Okay, smoking is not good for you and it does take away from a productive work day. Smoking takes a lot of time which is one of the reasons why as a youngster I just couldn’t see the point. The employees are saying their rights are being infringed on (most of them are Democrats sounding like Tea Party Republicans on this issue) and the Council might look into putting either a ban on it or having the Insurance company charge employees a tax. I’m neutral. I know people who smoke, others who hate it. But the Council and Manager Bob Lawton should have the right to “butt” in on this one. 
MAYBE I'M AMAZED...........and this news from Pakistan. Medical aid workers were killed in that sorry ass country because they were trying to immunize children there against Polio. The stone age idiots, the Taliban  who killed these good people said that they were really sterilizing the children to keep down the Muslim population. And we give this piece of shit country money!   I wonder if we just pulled aid out of there for one year how well they'd do. Maybe caves are their thing anyway.


At 9:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Raghib went to Notre Dame. Qadry went to Syracuse.

That said, you are dead on about this area crapping on anyone who has any bit of success.

At 10:53 PM, Blogger David Yonki said...

Raghib went to Notre Dame. Qadry went to Syracuse.
That said, you are dead on about this area crapping on anyone who has any bit of success.

At 6:56 AM, Anonymous Pope George Ringo said...

Commentary sections of the local papers are akin to a modern day freak show.
I cannot help but to scroll down after an article to see the losers who have nothing better to do but be negative/racist, etc.
Funniest of all, many of these couch potatoes know each other courtesy of this venue. Well, at least the genre brought pathetic losers together into some form of a creepy friendship.
Newspapers would do well if they actually read what some of these clowns say before allowing it to go online.
Racism seems to be the prevalent topic amongst them.
FUnny, if these folks ever were confronted by someone they get so "macho" about they probably would be on their sorry knees crying their eyes out.

At 10:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yonki ... Yonki ... Yonki ...
Enjoyed the column today, keep it up.
(The writing I mean!)

At 11:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yonk, I submitted what I thought was a thoughtful comment which in part commented on ethnic foods (tripe, etc) and it was not printed. I'm wondering what was inappropriate to keep it out of print?

At 4:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish raegan medgie the best at her new job at the weather channel at least she is out of this area I hate to say about the area put to her good luck best wishes so happy for her

At 8:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yonk, you are right on the money with the sand and rock countries. We have spent way too much and lost way too many for us to be concerned in any way with how they survive. I know people dedicate themselves to doing good but doing it for these people who protect the bad guys are not worth the lives it cost.
You're stepping into a world of which you know nothing or at least little when you start knocking our fine ethnic foods. First of all, if you want to know where they came from, the answer is the Great Depression. Many of our great Italian meals of today were survival food back in the day. People picked what grew and put it in sauce or oil and now it is great cuisine. Tripe is not the intestines, it is the lining of the cow's stomach. If it is cleaned properly boiled properly and put into the right sauce it is a great meal. Speaking of chickens, what can be better than gizzards boiled with some onion, celery and eaten with some Italian bread and plenty of salt. You make my mouth water. I have to assume the Slovaks have little by way of ethnic earthy foods so maybe there is a little jealousy here? Of course the Irish have potatoes and beer and that also works for me.
Speaking of Irish, your comment on the newspaper comments on the Friendly Son's speaker should not surprise you. I read the comments in our local papers and I have to think that with Steve Corbett bashing the Valley at every opportunity and the no brains who have access to a computer and use it to spew their hate creates an atmosphere that no corporate site search team would ever consider this area except for the KOZ enticements. To call these posters people is a stretch.

At 8:41 PM, Blogger David Yonki said...

Yonk, I submitted what I thought was a thoughtful comment which in part commented on ethnic foods (tripe, etc) and it was not printed. I'm wondering what was inappropriate to keep it out of print?


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