Monday, June 30, 2014

The LuLac Edition #2686, June 30th, 2014

Our “Maybe I’m Amazed” logo.


MAYBE I’M AMAZED………that as a solution to the state budget deficit is being worked on by the State Legislature and Governor, there seems to be a serious disconnect as to where they’ll get the money to balance the budget. It appears that any tax on the people who have the money (the gas drillers) is off limits. The other options are one time allotments which will be gone after this year or the people that have the least, Pennsylvania taxpayers.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……and I hesitate to write this because if there are any guys out there who gave their girl friend’s pearls and the girl friend is upset, or vice versa, but vinegar will dissolve pearls.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED………that Oreo now has a new flavor, limeade. I have always loved lime as a flavor and think this new mix will be very good. But these Oreo varieties are like baseball caps. When I was a kid, there was a chocolate Oreo and one baseball hat per team. Progress I guess. So maybe we can eat our limeade Oreos while wearing a Sunday road baseball hat while watching a game at PNC Field. 
MAYBE I’M AMAZED….that in addition to the plethora of show about houses (usually disgruntled 30 somethings who have more money than common sense and think that moving to Cowabunga, Belieze) there is a new show about people looking for a home in a foreign land. It’s called “Buying Naked”. These are people who are nudists and showing up at Open Houses with realtors. It was on at midnight on TLC (yep The Learning Channel) and I was just stunned. Then when the chunky husband (nothing wrong with chunky mind you) started doing karate with his scrawny bleached blond wife, well it was just time to shut that down. I’m told TLC just goes by TLC now, not The Learning Channel. A better moniker might be Try Lewd Cable.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…….that a 911 operator in Luzerne County was fired because a fire truck was dispatched to the wrong address. I’m sure there were discipline procedures in place for this type of thing. If this was a normal work place there might have been steps for corrective action. It is significant that the Times Leader reported that the employee missed some alerts. County Councilman Edd Brominski has called for a more in depth inquiry. Here’s the thing though, where were the managers or “leaders” in all this? I hope Brominski’s probe gives us more answers. These jobs are so important that in a case like this, said employee has to check and double everything. I’m stating the obvious here but details here count.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED….that the President who had the most children was John Tyler our 10th Chief Executive. His last child was born when Tyler was 70. You go John. Tyler as stated previously before on LuLac is significant because he was the first President to succeed from the Vice Presidency and withstood some pressure from William Henry Harrison supporters who were stunned by the death of the old General after 30 days and weren’t crazy about Tyler.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..and glad that the State Attorney General’s office has requested a copy of the transcript for the Megan Panowicz hit and run trial. Since the Judge never commented, I’m glad someone is looking for an explanation.
The Archduke Franz Ferdinand. (Photo: History Channel).
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..that this weekend marks the 100th anniversary of the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. Ferdinand was the heir to the Austro Hungarian throne and was a inspector general of the armed forces. He was not even supposed to be an heir but at the end of the 19th century, a cousin Prince Rudolph committed suicide. That left his father as next in line but he renounced the throne to Franz Ferdinand. Ferdinand was killed with his wife in Sarajevo, the capital of the Austro-Hungarian province of Bosnia and Herzegovina, His assignation along with national pride, various European alliances and a tug of war between nationalism and imperialistic forces were the causes that were laying dormant. His brutal assassination, just a few hours after a grenade attack by members of a Bosnia terrorist organization dubbed The Black Hand  is regarded as the fuse that lit World War I.  He was killed June 28th, 2014.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…….but not really that Frankie Valli will be singing at the Fourth of July event in Washington, D.C. The success of the play and movie “Jersey Boys” as well as Valli’s long time popularity will be a welcome sight. Valli turned 80 this May.

MAYBE I’M AMAZED…that with the death Chuck Noll, the former Steelers coach, finally some credit is given those Steeler teams of the 70s. The Steelers won 4 Super Bowl in 6 years. And they weren’t all by one field goal like the New England Patriots. Chuck Noll was a class act and it is good people remembered his body of championship work.


At 12:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Governor Corbett and the Gas Drillers should be Kathleen Kanes next investigation. Something is going on here and there are dots to be connected. The fact that we dont tax their asses off is as stupid as letting them have their way. Once again no lessons learned from the
past in a state where the land was tortured by strip mining.


At 10:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As the 4th approaches:

All is not lost. But all could be lost -- especially if too many of us take freedom for granted and focus our attention on other things, like electronic gadgets and the antics of celebrities, while ignoring such dangers as nuclear weapons in the hands of suicidal fanatics, with a track record of savagery, whom we are too squeamish to call anything stronger than "militants."

Nor are all the dangers abroad. Birthdays are supposed to be times for celebration and gift-giving. But America's upcoming birthday on the Fourth of July is a time when the gift most needed is an urgent warning about the dangers of losing the things that have made this country America -- and have long made "America" a ringing word of freedom, not only in this country but to people around the world.

When a former Speaker of the House of Representatives announces that she is going down to our border to greet and welcome masses of people crossing that border illegally, you know that something is fundamentally wrong.

No one knows, or apparently cares, how many of these "children" include teenage criminal gangs to whom murder is no big deal. Worst of all, no one knows, or apparently cares, that the elected representatives of the American people were cut out of the loop when it came to making these decisions.

All that matters to people like Nancy Pelosi is the symbolism of welcoming the oppressed, especially if they represent more votes for Democrats, who will shower the taxpayers' money on them.

As if to make clear the elite's contempt for ordinary Americans' intelligence, President Obama tells us that the people crossing the border "love" America. How could he possibly know that, any more than he could know how to "invest" the taxpayers' money in "the industries of the future," which have in fact gone bankrupt?

What is involved are not just bad policy choices. What is involved are policies imposed unilaterally by the president, in defiance of Congress' authority to legislate and in contempt of the Constitution's separation of powers -- on which all our freedoms ultimately depend.

The people who wrote the Constitution of the United States understood what dangers there are to the freedom of the people -- and that freedom can be quietly eroded by degrees, rather than taken all at once.

Too many people today seem oblivious to such dangers. So what if the government used the muscle of the Internal Revenue Service to keep groups opposed to the Obama administration tied up in red tape or litigation in an election year? Enough games like that can make our elections meaningless.

At 10:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


This arrogant abuse of power does not end with the federal government. In Massachusetts, teenager Justina Pelletier was taken from her parents' custody and held virtually incommunicado for over a year, because her parents preferred to continue to have her treated as the physicians at a medical facility associated with Tufts University had treated her, even though shrinks at Children's Hospital in Boston said her problems were in her head, and took her off some of her medications.

This difference of opinion as to the best medical treatment for Justina Pelletier was enough to get a judge to side with headstrong bureaucrats and override her parents' rights. So a girl who was ice skating before ended up in a wheelchair under the "care" of shrinks.

Fortunately, enough media attention, especially by former governor Mike Huckabee on Fox News Channel, finally got this child freed. Perhaps we can hope that all is not lost -- yet. But if this case is a symbol of Americans fighting back, it is also a symbol of why it is desperately important to fight back.

That spirit is the best birthday present for America.

Happy 4th of July.

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

You're post is just too long!
If we want your opinion all we need do is watch FOX News, which I never do. Have a nice 4th of July and be sure to wave your flag.

At 12:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm amazed that George Zimmerman hasnt shot anyone lately! Must be having trouble getting ammunition
or suitable targets. Dont worry, he will shoot again sooner or later. Its his constitutional right!

At 10:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:28 AM

So you can't pay attention long enough to read something "different"?

Enjoy your ignorance and coming lifestyle. You are the target.

At 10:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Dont worry, he will shoot again sooner or later. Its his constitutional right!"

You win an all expense paid vacation to Newark complete with a fully paid funeral service.


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