Thursday, March 20, 2014

The LuLac Edition #2622, March 20th, 2014


Yep we hear it all the time from people who claim that government is too big, too corrupt, can’t get out of its own way and is just plain stupid. Let’s do it on our own, get rid of those agencies that just oversee everything and make life so complicated. Well, let’s take a look at the area of the world where they turn off radar at night for air flights, don’t have enough planes to intercept a flight they know is going wrong, where they dither before they announced the flight was missing, delayed looking at the pilots as suspects, let two people with stolen passports get on the flight without checking the International data base and then never released the information that the flight that was from their own country was missing in a timely manner. Yep, this is a perfect example of what a government that is unprepared and under funded can do. But let’s slash those government programs and kiss the Tea Party asses because taxes will cost us our freedom. Hey Tea party….wanna go to Disney World? Fly Malaysia!

This week President Obama righted a wrong concerning minority veterans who did not receive the Medal of Honor. In a ceremony at the White House, more than twenty soldiers were honored but only three were alive to get the Medal of Honor.
The U.S. government corrected the oversight when the President honored 24 Army veterans with the Medal of Honor. It is the country’s highest honor for those who display "gallantry above and beyond the call of duty ". The medals were handed out to veterans or their survivors from Vietnam, Korea and World War II.
Of the 24 honored, 10 never made it home.
One of those who posthumously received the award is Leonard Kravitz, an assistant machine gunner in the Korean War. He is the uncle and namesake of actor and rock musician Lenny Kravitz
Melvin Morris was a 19 year old who joined up to follow in the footsteps of his family. the Army Green Beret "charged into a hail of fire" to save his injured comrades and retrieve the bodies of the fallen, even though he was shot several times and bleeding. The Army would later say his actions on the battlefield that day showed "determination possessed by few men.
Santiago J. Erevia was profiled on NPR’s Morning Edition this week. He was a radiotelephone operator from Texas who in Erevia took out three machine gun bunkers with grenades and gunfire.
Another man Jose Rodela, who, actually , "was wounded in the back and head by rocket shrapnel while recovering a wounded comrade," according to a military commendation. Still he single-handedly assaulted and knocked out a mortar position before returning to lead his men.
Morris, Rodela and Erevia wore Army uniforms as they accepted the medal, which was placed around their neck by Obama.
"In the thick of the fight all those years ago, for your comrades and your country, you refused to yield," the President said.
In a war that never met its veterans at the airport with streamers and banners, never gave them parades or called them hometown heroes for doing their duty, this action by the government gives us hope that the sacrifices of those veterans fighting in unpopular wars will not go unnoticed and unappreciated.
CNN, AP, LuLac sources.


Congressman Matt Cartwright. (Photo: LuLac archives).

Cartwright Announces $8.8 million in HUD Funds for Public Housing Agencies in NEPA
U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded a total of $8,879,813 through its 2014 Public and Indian Housing Capital Fund Program to Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) throughout Pennsylvania’s 17th congressional district.
The Capital Fund Program provides funds to PHAs on an annual basis for the development, financing, and modernization of public housing and for management improvements.
“Ensuring that northeastern Pennsylvanians have access to safe, affordable housing is a high priority of mine,” said Cartwright. “The funds are an investment in our community. They will help fund programs that meet the needs and priorities of our neighborhoods.”
The following is a list of Capitol Fund Program recipients and the amount provided:
Carbon County Housing Authority - $172,948
Housing Authority – $740,504
Housing Authority of the City of Pittston - $403,619
Housing Authority of the City of Pottsville - $581, 718
Housing Authority of the County of Luzerne - $1,450,253
Lackawanna County Housing Authority - $1,297,812
Northampton County Housing Authority - $93,301
Schuylkill County Housing Authority - $716,291
Scranton Housing Authority - $1,595, 150
The Housing Authority of the City of Carbondale - $413,072
The Housing Authority of Monroe County - $362,476
Wilkes-Barre Housing Authority - $1,052,687



ECTV Live Producer and co-host David DeCosmo rejoins Tom Munley for the programs 206th show during the week of March 24th. Their guest will be Jennifer Moran of the West Pittston Public Library who will outline plans for several FREE public events scheduled at the facility. And one of those events will involve an evening of news coverage recollections featuring Judge Munley and DeCosmo! ECTV Live can be seen on Concast Ch19 each weekday during the Noon and Midnight hour.


This Week on Sunday Magazine
Magic 93's Frankie in the Morning interviews Tom & Noreen Clark from WNEP-TV about "Bowl For Kids Sake", coming up next Saturday at Stanton Lanes in Wilkes Barre, to benefit Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Northeast Pa.
Frankie also speaks with representatives from Family Service Association, who discuss their "Spring Gala", coming up on April 12th.
And Frankie speaks with members of the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute about "C.A.S.U.A.L. Day", coming up on Thursday March 27th to raise awareness for colo-rectal cancer screenings.
And Brian Hughes speaks with David Chen, the CEO of about the 4 ways workers may be harming their careers online.
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!”


Tune in Wednesdays on WILK Radio for Karel on the Street. Hear some of the funniest and heartwarming comments on the issues of the day on Webster and Nancy with Karel Zubris.

Our 1974 logo.


March is not a good month for the Nixon administration as the dominoes begin to fall in the Watergate scandal. Nixon personal counsel Herbert Kalmbach pleads guilty to two charges of illegal campaign activities......"Watergate Seven" indicted. Former Attorney General John Mutchell, Chief of Staff h.R. Haldeman, Presidential Counsel John Erlichman, Charles Colson, Robert Meridian, Gordon Strachan and Kenneth Parkinson are charged with crimes related to Watergate……Dwight Chapin convicted of lying to a grand jury……in Pennsylvania Senator Dick Schweiker says that the Watergate scandal is going to do little to help electoral prospects for Republicans in the fall elections. Schweiker urged Americans to look at the records of all individuals running…… Luzerne County there is talk of forming a Home Rule Commission to loom into changing the government in the County and forty years ago this week the number one song in LuLac land and America was John Denver’s “Sunshine On My Shoulder”.


At 9:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very good take on the missing airline. These tea party crazies bitch about how they are oppressed but they'd last a hot 2 minutes in a country where there are little resouces and help from the good old U.S.A. Good set of gonads on you Yonk to constantly point that out.
And oh by the way, Matt Cartwright is not only holding meetings on housing, he's doing something about it with cold cash.

At 7:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There will always be those who bitch regardless of efforts and accomplishments of our government leaders. Congressman Cartwright has received nothing but praise from the Washington groups that keep their eye on what's going on in DC. Cartwright has to be the most active Congressman this area has ever produced. With just one yer in office, he has gotten the attention of the national media as well as the political comedians with national shows. Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are two great examples.

At 7:27 AM, Anonymous you friend and political sparing partner said...

All the government in the world wouldn't have helped with the airliner. It was probably electrical failure that caused issues with the cabin oxygen. It will probably show to have more in common to what happened to Payne Stewart than 9/11.
And remember with all the big government controls in place, 9/11 still happened.
As the old expression goes, "sometimes shit happens."
A government program isn't the answer to every thing that happens in life.

At 8:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The taxes paid to the government for the promised or supposed services were a waste of money. They didn't exist.

How many people NOW KNOW how lax the government oversights are.

They will punish those involved.

Gonna fly any airlines in the region?
Book a vacation? Take a chance in any of those nation?

Closer to home: who the hell is going to purposely traverse the potholes to our area this summer? What the heck has any government agency done with the money already spent?

You rub elbows with a few of those politicos responsible for providing these services so start local Dave but your rant is a little more reaction than rational.

At 7:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two things, you hve to wonder just what the military was doing in the 60s and before then denying these guys recognition. Bravery knows know color.......
and Dave...when will we get to the good music of 1974.

At 8:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:27 Hate to bust your bubble but 9/11 saw NO governemnt controls. There were warnings some as obvious as Arabs wantng to learn how to fly a commercial jet but not how to take off or land........ really, what the hell were those com;panies thinking? There were real indications that things were about to hapen but under Bush/Cheney, there were no government controls.

At 10:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dave, I wonder how these no government conservatives justify all the government money they get to "create jobs". They'll take millions for business but begrudge a family a loaf of bread.

At 11:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ 10:45
I wonder how these no government conservatives justify all the government money they get to "create jobs".

Obama shut off the "help" for "creating jobs".

Even with the increased government hiring haven't you noticed the "unemployment rate"?


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