Thursday, May 01, 2014

The LuLac Edition #2647, May 1st, 2014


Is it just me but I'm finding the Rob McCord ads for Governor kind of insulting to women. In the ad on the radio McCord references his stance this way, referring to front runner Tom Wolf and this is the key point "and others". So McCord seems to be saying that both Katie McGinty, an accomplished Cabinet Secretary and Allyson Schwartz a sitting member of Congress are just "others". Talk about marginalizing women. Maybe those supporting "the others" might take their wrath out on McCord for this faux pas.


The news just keeps getting better and better for the Affordable Care Act. Seems that there are now 8 million people signed up, and that the percentage of young people is on target to insure this plan’s success. The GOP in the House, still not only trying to beat a dead horse but resurrect it is complaining that the people who have signed up didn’t pay yet. Next these clowns will be going after people who enrolled in a magazine subscription service but didn’t pay their bill yet. In Pennsylvania the news is good.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced today that more than 8 million Americans enrolled in private health insurance plans through federal and state-based marketplaces during the first open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act.
The data shows that includes 318,077 Pennsylvanians, of whom:
• 81% are saving money on premiums
• 30% are between the ages of 18-34
• 54% are women.


Senator Bob Casey released this information today: The GOP has once again decided that hard working Americans don’t deserve to make a decent wage. It’s been five long years since the minimum wage was raised to $7.25 per hour, and yesterday Republican senators refused to raise it to $10.10. I, along with my Democratic colleagues, recognize how much keeping the minimum wage low hurts working families. Many minimum wage workers across the United States are working full time just to provide for their kids and still don’t earn enough to get above the poverty line. Their expenses continue to increase while the minimum wage stagnates and yesterday our Republican friends refused to help them out.
Look, in the old days the ten dollar minimum wage would be met with compromise. But the GOP did not even make a move to make a deal. So the only thing that fair minded people need to do is vote Democratic. Meantime, the middle class is shrinking.


Cartwright Legislation Passes Committee Vote; Possible House Floor Vote is Next Step

This week, legislation introduced by U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright passed its first test. H.R. 4092, the Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act of 2014, was introduced by Cartwright on February 26 this year, gained 39 co-sponsors, and was referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. This morning, that Committee passed the bill unanimously by voice vote.
“This common-sense legislation will ensure that schools can more easily take advantage of energy-efficiency programs,” said Cartwright. “The bill is a strategic and cost-saving investment to relieve the fiscal pressure felt by schools across the country while bringing us closer to energy security.”
The legislation would establish a clearinghouse through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The clearing house will publish information on federal programs and financing tools that may be used to develop energy efficiency, distributed generation, and energy retrofitting projects for schools.
Additionally, the legislation directs the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to coordinate with federal agencies and develop and coordinate an outreach effort to streamline communications and promote available federal programs.
“According to Energy Star, school districts spend billions on their energy bills each year, approximately $6 billion, second only to personnel costs,” said Cartwright. “Yet, an estimated 14 million American children attend deteriorating public schools. According to a Department of Education survey, 43 percent of schools indicated that the poor condition of their facilities interferes with the delivery of instruction. Energy expenses are one of the few costs that can be reduced while at the same time improving classroom instruction.”
Companion legislation to H.R. 4092 is also advancing in the Senate. Introduced in the Senate as theStreamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act of 2013 (S. 1084) by Senators Mark Udall (UT) and Susan Collins (ME), the bill is now part of theEnergy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2014, introduced by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (NH) and Rob Portman (OH), which is scheduled to come to the Senate floor next week.



ECTV Live Hosts David DeCosmo and Rusty Fender will be looking towards the stars during the week of May 5th. The guest for that week's programs will beJo-Ann Kamichitis, from the Lackawanna Astronomical Society who will provide details about the upcoming Astronomy Night at Keystone College. ECTV Live can be seen on Comcast Ch 19. The program is broadcast daily at Noon and Midnight with some additional showings at 6pm.


This week on Community Forum Mike Remish visits with Jesse Ergott, Executive Director of Neighborworks of Northeastern Pennsylvania. You'll hear the program Sunday morning at 6 on 94.3 The Talker; 6:30 on the Game Sports Radio Network; and at 7:30 on 105 The River, as well as the Radio Bold app.


This Week on Sunday Magazine
An encore of Brian Hughes' interview with Bridget Kane from the Susquehanna Greenway Partnershhip, who discusses their upcoming Bike & River Fest next Saturday in South Williamsport.
Magic 93's Frankie in the Morning speaks with Jason Harlen from Wyoming Valley Drug & Alcohol about their benefit golf tournament coming up later this month.
Brian speaks with Pediatrician Dr. Stephen Pelton about the need for parents to make sure their young children get their proper vaccinations.
And Brian speaks with Sandy Marcal, founder of "Vested Interest For K-9's" about Thank A Police Dog Week.
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.


As "Tania", Patty Hearst is photographed wielding an M1 carbine while robbing the Sunset District branch of the Hibernia Bank in San Francisco………The Expo '74 World's Fair opens in Spokane, Washington………….in Pennsylvania GOP candidate for Governor Drew Lewis says he will bring better business practices to Harrisburg…… Scranton GOP 22nd District Candidate Gene Garvey says that he will be a strong taxpayer advocate in Harrisburg. Garvey is aiming to unseat first term Senator Bob Mellow…and forty years ago this week the number one song in America and LuLac land was The Entertainer by Marvin Hamlisch, still another instrumental hit of this year.


At 7:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think McCord's ad was in any way a shot to women. Let's be real here for a minute, in reality the front runners are Wolf and McCord. McGinty and Swartz are WAY in the background. You don't see near as many ads for either of them as you do W and M. As a matter of fact, I had just mentioned the other day, it's like they almost don't exist, compared to Wolf and McCord. I really don't think either has a snowball's chance. As far as a shot to women ... come on Yonk, sounds like you're just fishing for some kind of reaction

At 8:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yonk, when oh when will 1974v get better musically? I saw the debate and I have to tell you I am totally going against Schwartz. Man, what a one note johnnette if you will. And McCord....I dunno. So we have Mr. Green jeans and Ms. McGinty who really exhausted me listening to her. If they don't make dexetrim anymore, I know who has it all and it ain't Mr. Wolf!

At 9:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw you on Pa Live today. Great job.

At 11:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1974 was a great year for music.
COUNTRY MUSIC! The rest of it pretty much sucked as demonstrated by the Lulac Hitlist.

At 9:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you ever hired an employee?

Do you know the costs to your employer for hiring you?

Do you examine your paycheck and W-2 carefully and note the deductions and totals?

Do you think if "welfare" wasn't so attractive compared to the minimum wage we wouldn't have to raise minimum wage to get quality employees in the workplace?

How about cutting "welfare"? It would save us all money and might encourage people to apply for entry level positions.

Do you think the national trend eliminating "vocational" high school tracking is condemning our kids to the limited options after graduation? Will Common Core address this deficiency?

I don't think raising the minimum wage will do a damn bit of good since every bit of it will be eaten up by concomitant expenses. It won't even improve the attitudes of the surly clerks we must contend with. It won't improve the economy.

If you consider the United States government your best bet for assuring your success and happiness - ask the Native American Indian.

At 9:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

8,000,000 and counting?

From the AP:
"With limited exceptions ("qualifying life events" — marriage, loss of a job, etc.}, insurers are refusing to sell to individuals after the enrollment period for and the state marketplaces. They will lock out the young and healthy as well as the sick or injured. Those who want to switch plans also are affected. The next wide-open chance to enroll comes in November for coverage in 2015."

A survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation in mid-March found that 6 out of 10 people without insurance weren't aware of the marketplace deadline on March 31.

That means that 90% of the uninsured are still uninsured and they won't be able to buy an individual insurance plan until next November.

So can we trust these numbers if you can't buy insurance until next November? What happens if someone doesn't pay the premiums and get dropped? How are they reported, if at all?


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