Saturday, June 28, 2014

The LuLac Edition #2685, June 28th, 2014


We got word from Congressman Matt Cartwright’s office that the one term incumbent will debate his Republican challenger Dr. David Moylan, the Schuylkill County Coroner, Cartwright had no opposition in the primary for the Democrats. Moylan fended off Matthew Dietz and Matthew Connonly in his effort. Moylan did very well in his home county and got just enough to edge out his two challengers.If one of those guys dropped out or moved to another office, Cartwright most likely would have had a different foe.
While Dietz and Connolly campaigned hard and were seen frequently in this area of the district, Moylan has been pretty much a mystery man to some folks in LuLac land.
But he has an interesting website dubbed Docmoylanforcongress and his slogan is “The Cure For the Congress”. While Cartwright has not shunned the Affordable Care Act altogether, Moylan says on his website that Obamacare is a double-barreled shotgun aimed at the heart of America: Not mincing any words there either.
Personally I have to give Cartwright credit because he has not run away from any of his challengers. Plus he has given them the dignity and respect they should get as candidates for this office. Cartwright serves on the House Committee on Natural Resources and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. In this debate, he will have on site experience in the Congress, something he didn’t have when he faced off against Laureen Cummings in 2012.
Since taking office, Cartwright has been a leader among his colleagues, introducing 43 pieces of legislation, being elected as a freshman class President and being named a “Moderate Democratic Leader” by the non-partisan watch-dog group, GovTrack.
The Cartwright campaign reports that a live debate will be held on Wednesday, October 29 at the WVIA Studios in Pittston Township, Luzerne County, and a second debate, which has yet to be scheduled, will be hosted by WLVT (PBS39) in Bethlehem, Northampton County.
The WVIA debates are always well run and organized. I’m thinking the second one will be too. October 29th might be a World Series night if the season goes that long but die hard politicos will be watching this.
The District, tailor made for 10 term incumbent Tim Holden who Cartwright beat in 2012 consists of Schuylkill County and portions of Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, and Northampton Counties.
Moylan appeared on the Public Access channel out of Hazleton SSPTV and I thought I’d put that video up.

Cooper and Justin Ross Harris. (Photo: HLN News).
We  received a few posts on this story already and I was going to post it under the June 26th Edition. But when I reviewed the Dr. Moylan video I thought maybe we should just put the comments in this post.
When host Sam Lasante asked Dr. Moylan why he is running for Congress Moylan talked about the sanctity of life. I get the belief that some people have. I am anti abortion but pro choice. I know that sounds like a conflict but it is not. But I digress.
Where I work, there is a huge common area for people to eat. A cafeteria if you will and toward the back of the room is a flat screen TV which usually has on the Headline News Channel. (HLN) Normally people just ignore it but the other day there was the story about the man, (and do I ever use that term loosely) who kept his baby in an SUV for 7 hours. The baby died. A few things here.
This happened in Georgia, one of the few Southern states which has seem to keep the moron quota down. But Justin Ross Harris left his 22 month old son in a hot car to die. He forgot about him. But he also went back to the car to retrieve something and still left the kid in the car. To die.
Wait, it gets better. At little 22 month old Cooper’s funeral, his wife Leanna took to the pulpit and said, 'Am I angry with Ross? Absolutely not. It never ever has crossed my mind. Ross is and always will be, if we have more children, a wonderful daddy, a wonderful leader for our children.'
She added: 'Cooper meant the world to him, there was not a day go by that we did not say how blessed we were to have him in our lives.” Maybe if the dumb ass husband remembered he had a child in the car, the child might have made it to kindergarten.
The crazy thing is this woman said she’d have kids with him again even though he searched on the internet how long it takes for an animal to die in a locked car in hot weather.
Sanctity of life is not just for the unborn, it is for the living children that sometimes have the unfortunate luck to be born to knuckleheads like this. Was this an accident? We’ll find out. But before we start worrying about what people do when they get pregnant and how they get pregnant and what type of birth control they use, let’s make sure dumbasses like this guy and his lovely “lady” don’t get their hands on live babies who are defenseless too.


At 8:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I may be getting a little cranky and I've never been an eye for an eye advocate, but maybe its time we all came around. Should the Georgia Hot Car Dad be found guilty of a deliberate murder, I am in favor of placing him in a car parked in a blacktop parking lot with all the windows rolled up on a 100 degree Georgia day for as long as it takes
to suffocate and die a horrible death. Thats Biblical aint it? I also have some ideas for the animal who tortured and murdered the young prison guard in Waymart.

At 8:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have lost the belief in the sanctity of life.

Like aborting a fetus, this young child was innocent.

We feel a need to exact some revenge on a father who is a sentient adult and yet allowed this to happen.

We must protect the innocent even if it means killing the guilty or those trying to kill us (for whatever reason).

Anti-abortion, pro-gun, war when necessary - jeeze, I must have a nugent center.

At 8:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since you seem to be ignoring the chaos our President quietly revels in - if he even acknowledges it - I postulate:

The greatest problem we have is misinformation. People simply do not comprehend why and how the economic policies of the post-war era are imploding. This whole agenda of socialism has sold a Utopian idea that the State is there for the people yet it is run by lawyers following their own self-interest.
The pensions created for those in government drive the cost of government up exponentially with time. See: base-line budgeting,

The political forces blame the rich and this merely creates a class warfare with no resolution for the future. Even confiscating all the wealth of the so-called rich will not sustain the system. Consequently, we just have to crash and burn and start all over again.

Go to it Yonk.

This is not going to end pretty. The question is when does society wake up?

Just how high will this price be that we have to pay? They will blame the rich and the idiots will cheer – get them.

What will happen when there is no more wealth to hunt?

We end up with a communist state by default – no wealth, just career politicians who blame everyone but themselves.

Sound familiar?

At 8:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

this story is very disturbing. i think you'll see later on this was all about crime and evil and not stupidity.
if you look at the south's behavior in the civil rights fights, it was evil first and then stupid.

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

if you look at the south's behavior in the civil rights fights, it was evil first and then stupid.

Sad 8:32

Extend your premise and you believe EVERYTHING done, EVERYTHING spent on trying to make us more civilized is/was for naught.

Think about that before you criticize anyone for for not wanting to continue the charade.

BTW: Most southerners are transplanted yankees and the numbers will jump after this last winter.

At 11:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bad rap the South all you want. I have lived for long periods in both North and South and no place beats NEPA for idiots and racists. No place beats NEPA for lack of courtesy and no place beats NEPA for No Class. I'm stuck here now, but returned to the area to look out for elderly parents. Thats my only excuse.

At 3:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I too have lived in different parts of the country, but was born here. This was home so after retirement I came home. I cant argue with 11:49 in fact I must agree.I have never experienced such selfish,rude people as I have encountered in the past 10 years.
My wife though not a native feels the same. The "Valley with a heart"is pure and simple "bullshit". It makes me sad to say it, but its true.

At 6:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I'm stuck here now, but returned to the area to look out for elderly parents."
@ 11:49PM

God bless ya bro. Walked in those shoes. It may not seem like it but what you're doing counts for something - payback of sorts - you get it. Hang in there whilst the karma collects.

- don't let the long-haired ugly mothers wearin' a frown, getcha down. Spooky Tooth.

At 3:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel for your elderly parents, but if you stay in NEPA too long, you will never leave. All I'm saying is don't unpack... keep your eye on leaving. That's how I left, and I am never, EVER coming back. Not for family, not for friends... When my parents become elderly, they're moving HERE, not the other way around. I wouldn't wish NEPA residency on my worst enemy.


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