The LuLac Edition #2704, July 30th, 2014
When Neyhard made his comments it was in the midst of the horrible year of 2013 when violent crime was rampant especially in the Heights section of Wilkes Barre. The Mayor and the Police Force were doing everything to stop it but couldn’t. It was a frustrating time. All Neyhard said was that the neighborhood in GAR was bad. It was. Anytime you have a kid with his hand nearly chopped off by a machete, that’s bad. When that happened, did Denise Thomas, John Quinn, Lou Elmy, Christine Katsock, and Ned (is that a grown up name???) Evans decry the violence against “the kids”?
Apparently John Quinn decided to round up a few of the lackeys on the board and take his prodigious pique out on Nyehard, Service Electric, Scott Cannon from Video Innovations and the young athletes. I do have sympathy though for Quinn because he does suffer from a Medical condition. It’s called JackQuinnalzheimersitis. He forgets everything BUT the grudge he holds. So the crybabies decided to vote 5 to 0 to get rid of a contract that would benefit a cash strapped district. A district that by the way has outside forces asking for money (outside of taxes mind you) for money to bolster the sorry ass district. Yeah Brian whatever your name is, I’ll go to your fundraiser to help these clowns out!
Quinn’s willing lackeys were former School Attendance office Denise Thomas who claimed the broadcast she didn’t hear was negativity. Denise Thomas I believe was a stalking horse for Quinn to run with the ball because he didn’t have the guts himself to do it. Lou Elmy said yes because he’ll go along with anything as long as his wife is getting a payday. Then there is the petulant and mercurial Christine Katsock. She is a known ally of convicted former President of the Board Frank “Weights and Measures” Pizzella. They were in plain view at a political event together in Wilkes Barre Township last year. Katsock had a running mate in the last election and refused to campaign and acknowledge her in public. Katsock was also the one who got into a shouting match with one of Eddie Day Pashinski’s workers across from Sam's Club over a sign dispute when she was a Republican running against any Democrat she could try to take on. But some say she is a class act. As far that, I can understand how some might think that but I cannot possibly comment. Then of course there was the newly elected board lackey (repeating his performance in another arena) Ned Evans who couldn’t string together two thoughts on a radio show during the last campaign. Might he be jealous of Neyhard’s dulcet tones? Evans was elected over Kathy Grinaway who was the most intelligent and better equipped candidate for the School Board. Especially because she couldn’t be influenced by the cronies and the cousins on the Board. There is more to this story than high school football and Rob Neyhard.
Those abstaining were Dino Galella who made the motion along with Joe Caffrey, Dr. James F. Susek and Rev. Shawn Walker.
A few questions here. Why not fire Neyhard and keep the football? Why punish the kids? Why did it take a year for this to come to the forefront? Kind of reminds me of this guy below lying in wait making like snakes.
Why not get more information like the other board members wanted? I have the answer. The majority in this vote did not want to hear anything. Like spoiled brats who hold the fate of our children in their hands, they had their minds made up. Many people will say that this is just about football. True. But if this group is so devious and touchy about a remark they didn’t hear first hand and made a year ago, imagine what they would do with a real issue affecting tax dollars!
I’ve known Rob Neyhard for 38 years. He is a good man, a good broadcaster, a consummate professional and has always had the interest of kids deep in his heart. As a great father, I’ve seen him with his kids from a previous marriage. Solid. I’ve seen him with athletes and how he supported them. In forty years of broadcasting, Rob has done nothing BUT boost the fortunes of young people. This action says more about the Wilkes Barre Area School Board than Neyhard. The knock by some on Rob as a Talk Show host is that he has not been controversial and too fair. Who’d have thought that with the line up of WILK staff, Neyhard would be the one singled out by a School Board that has just added another chapter to its latest melodrama entitled “Board of Clowns”.
Elections do have consequences, I doubt Kathy Grinaway would go along with a dumb ass move like this. But the people of Wilkes Barre voted for Ned Evans and they got themselves another mindless foot soldier who enjoys the view from behind as the other asses ahead of him lead the charge. How’s that view “Ned?”
WOLF SLATES GENERAL FOR GENERAL
(Photo: Tom Wolf for Governor website).
Retired Brigadier General Frank J. Sullivan (USAF) has spent his career serving our country and the state of Pennsylvania -- and he believes it is time for the veterans of Pennsylvania to help elect a governor who will fight for them and their families.
Frank has been a registered Republican for over 20 years. This election year, however, he is not only committed to voting for Tom Wolf, but he is also playing an active role in the campaign by mobilizing veterans and sharing Tom's plan to create a better quality of life for all Pennsylvanians.
"I think Tom Wolf's policies to support veterans, servicemembers, and their families are excellent. Last Saturday, I went to the Pennsylvania American Legion State Convention and talked with other veterans about my personal experiences with Tom, about his support for our community, about his honesty, and about everything he's going to do for our Commonwealth. I think attendees were pretty impressed and we're excited about joining this campaign."
Frank agreed to chair the Veterans for Wolf initiative, with Senator Mike Stack, who is also the Candidate for Lt. Governor, and York Mayor Kim Bracey serving as co-chairs, to make sure veterans and their families come out to vote in November. He believes Tom's business experience, his willingness to explore new ideas, and his common-sense plan for Pennsylvania are exactly what the state needs to solve many of its toughest problems.
"As I was considering the candidates in this governor's race, I found Tom Wolf to be a trustworthy and honest person. Tom is someone who is focused on the issues facing not only veterans, but all Pennsylvanians."
A 2013 survey of 7,000 National Guard personnel found the unemployment rate among Guard members to be 14 percent -- significantly higher than the national average. Tom and Frank agree that the brave men and women who have fought to protect our way of life deserve much better.
In Tom's plan to support Pennsylvania veterans and service members, he outlines how he will work with state departments and agencies, as well as state-run and state-related colleges and universities, to accelerate accreditation, licensure, and degree completion for veterans. This plan will also help place veterans with jobs matching their skills. Moreover, Tom will work to make it easier for spouses of veterans to get out-of-state certifications and licenses recognized in Pennsylvania, among many other key components.
Because of Tom Wolf's strong support for veterans, service members, and their families, Sullivan is fired up to help spread the word before the November election:
“I believe Tom wants to help as many people as he can, while he has the opportunity to do so -- and to me, that's the mark of a real leader. Not somebody who wants to get the next promotion, not a guy who's looking for a higher office, not a guy who's looking for the biggest campaign contributors so he can retire a little wealthier, but a guy who is unselfish, and just wants to help the people of Pennsylvania. I see that in Tom Wolf -- he's somebody that I can relate to, that I can get behind and that I can support him." (Source: Tom Wolf website).
SUNDAY MAGAZINEThis Week on Sunday Magazine
Brian Hughes speaks with Bob Stanley and Robert Farina about the Inaugural Ballet Northeast Golf Tournament, coming up on August 28th at the Irem Country Club in Dallas.
An encore of Brian's interview with Alyssa Maria from Home Instead Senior Care about free home safety checks to protect seniors from falling in their homes.
And an encore of Brian's interview with author Dan Schwabel about everything you need to know about changing jobs.
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 Good Time Oldies 590, WARM.
ECTVThe small town of Nicholson is generally know for the huge railroad viaduct that towers over the community. But it's got a lot more to offer and two of its strongest backers, Lisa Marie Mihalina, and Marion Sweet will join host David DeCosmo on ECTV Live during the week of August 4th to discuss efforts to make the town a destination! ECTV Live can be seen on Comcast Cable Ch19 and is shown during the Noon and Midnight hour throughout the entire week!
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KAREL ON THE STREETTune 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.
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