Thursday, August 07, 2014

The LuLac Edition #2710, August 7th, 2014


U.S. Army Major Gen. Harold Green. (Photo: CNN.COM)
Generals have died in wars before. You look no further than to the sacrifices of a General George Patton or Bruno Arthur Hochmuth in Vietnam. Patton died in what some people say was an accident and Hochmuth’s helicopter exploded. But they were not shot and killed by troops they were training, troops they were trying to help.
This week U.S. Army Major Gen. Harold Greene was killed by an Afghanistan terrorist dressed as an soldier trainee who opened machine gun fire on the General and others.
If I said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times. Take everything we built, take the weapons and training and leave. Now. Set aside some spears, stones and rocks and let these animals and their corrupt government fight with each other with 11th century weapons that match their l, 11th century mentality.
Iran and Syria are much more dangerous places than dealing with these dangerous fools.


Dr. Mahmoud Fahmy and Cholly Hayes. (Photo: The Irregulars Newsletter)
The Irregulars Think Tank Breakfast will be held at The Metro at Twin Stacks Center at Dallas this Saturday, August 9th. Presenter will be Dr. Mahmoud Fahmy of Dallas. Dr. Fahmy is professor emeritus at Wilkes University and expert on Middle East affairs. He will guide us through an open-forum discussion focusing on the realities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


The race for Governor In Pennsylvania is tightening up. It appears incumbent Tom Corbett is within 10 striking points of challenger Tom Wolf. Corbett has had an aggressive media campaign running against Wolf. The multiple monitor spot, while not accurate is eye catching nonetheless.
As I started right after the primary when Wolf had a big lead, Corbett could not be underestimated. First there is that darn cycle that has been a main stay in Pennsylvania. For the last six decades or so, the parties changed administrations every eight years. Then there is the “T’ section of the state. The center of the Commonwealth and the top sections of the state from west to east are heavily Republican. There have been many elections decided after 2am when those votes trickled in. And they were all Republicans. This race will get down to the single digits and it will be all about turnout. After Labor Day this race will get white hot. I’m going for Wolf but it will be close. Wolf can fix some of the attacks on his character and record, Corbett can’t fix the perception that all he cares about are the gas drillers.


From the Citizen’s Voice: The county is looking into potential litigation over money previously collected for use of the property as well, he said.
How much money is on the line isn’t clear. Solicitor David Pedri said CityVest agreed in January to open its books for his review but then failed to follow through.
Once more CityVest, that thing that took over the Hotel Sterling is still living up to its reputation as a somewhat dimwitted and incompetent organization. A bad idea if ever there was one.
James Halpin, reports that a $6.6 million judgment against CityVest clears the way for Luzerne County to begin collecting parking fees that the nonprofit owner of the former Hotel Sterling property had been taking in since the hotel was demolished, the county solicitor said Wednesday.
Court documents say CityVest failed to pay the principal and interest on a loan from the county while allowing the property to go uninsured, despite the county notifying CityVest officials of the default in August 2011. County solicitor David Pedri said the judgment legally secures the county’s interest in the property and also allow it to go after CityVest for compensation.



Every Wednesday at 5PM, Steve Corbett shines the light on a Public official with his “Somebody’s Watching Me” segment. Corbett picks an alleged public servant to eye ball and observe. Baton down the lawn furniture in the driveway and that e mail machine. There is nowhere to hide when “somebody’s Watching”. Wednesdays at 5 on WILK’s Corbett program.


Former Pittston Mayor Mike Lombardo will be joining ECTV Live host David DeCosmo during the week of August 11th to outline plans for this year's Pittston Tomato Festival. One of the fastest growing events in the area the annual Festival brings thousands of people to Luzerne County for the fun, food, and free entertainment. ECTV Live can be seen on Comcast Ch19 (61 in some areas) each day during the Noon
and Midnight hour.



This Sunday on Community Forum Mike Remish talks with Blanca Fernandez, organizer of the upcoming Scranton Latin Festival. Community Forum airs at 6 am on 94.3 The Talker, 6:30 on NEPA's Sports Radio-The Game, and 7:30 on 105 The River.


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.

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Forty years ago this week, the 37th President of the United States resigned in disgrace. Richard M. Nixon, facing sure impeachment from the Senate resigned on Thursday August 8th. Earlier in the week key Republican Senators like Barry Goldwater and Hugh Scott told Nixon his days in office were numbered. They estimated that he’d only get 6 to 10 votes in the Senate. Mr. Nixon had served 2,026 days as the 37th President of the United States Here’s what Nixon said that night:

After defending Nixon through the year, Minority Leader Hugh Scott from Pennsylvania called the President’s behavior and actions from the taped transcripts “deplorable, shabby, disgusting and immoral” Scott was one of the Senators who told Nixon he had to go……
In Luzerne County Congressman Dan Flood noted that the country would be in good hands with “my good friend Jerry Ford” as President. Both Flood and Ford came to Congress in the 1940s.
That day for me was one of busy activity. I had been at the College Radio Station WRKC FM preparing a timeline of what would be said that night. It would run five minutes before the live ABC Radio network feed at 9PM. (Yes WRKC FM had ABC News back then. Then I went to work my shift at WVIA FM. My shift then was 2pm to 10pm and my main responsibility was running the afternoon programming (automation) and then doing the news on George Graham’s Mixed Bag program. National Public Radio started their coverage at 7:30 so I began working on the midnight newscast. (Yes there was a 15 minute radio newscast at the end of the night. At 8:59 PM we watched the speech on PBS as Nixon resigned his office. There was a collective sigh of relief that Nixon would be gone. America had two years of Watergate and that was enough. I watched with George Graham, and Carl Brigido, the TV engineer on duty that evening. Graham kept the NPR news feed on and we did the midnight wrap on tape. I arrived home at 11 pm and watched the coverage. The next day Nixon gave an incredible farewell news conference that could only be akin to a near nervous breakdown.

Later that morning he departed the White House grounds and at 11AM Gerald Ford became President.

And forty years ago this week the number one song in LuLac land and America was “Feel Like Makin' Love” by Roberta Flack.


At 5:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Bush-Ombama Wars only continue onward. It seems we are going back to Iraq.
The only way out is a repeat of the Vietnam exit strategy~ congress must defund.
One inexperienced president followed by another has cost the US much in blood and money.

At 4:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps I will go to Hell for saying this, but I dont give a damn about Iraq or Afghanistan!The cost has already been much too high and the accomplishment is ZERO! We dont understand that part of the world and our efforts to remake them in our mold have been a miserable failure which everyone with the exception of delusional draft dodger, war criminal Dickless Cheney knows to be a fact! Get the Hell out now! Lets try working on our own problems which are many. WE continue to compound our stupid mistakes with more mistakes. Stop Now.

Old Timer
Seen enough to know better.

At 5:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Generals are Soldiers just like Privates. They count as one in the body count.Does it take the death of another soldier for the US to finally see the light. Get Out Now!


At 7:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dave,great recap on the Nixon resignation. He was a complicated man indeed.

At 8:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nixon was a good President but let his distrust of the people get in the way.

At 8:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love Roberta Flack. Great song. Remember hearing that during the week of Nixon!!!

At 10:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:54 PM:

Pete..can't agree with you more. The deal is we are helping them, we shouldn't be targets. There is no plus in this except for the embalmers.

At 11:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nixon was a good President? No, if he was a good President why is he the only one to be forced to resign? Nixon tore the country apart
plain and simple. He and Henry the K played games with the Vietnam War.
Dont kid yourself 8:18, Nixon was not a good President, or a good Senator. He was not even a good man!

At 7:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yonk, I have said it before in comment form and I will say it again.......... N E V E R .....
Underestimate the stu;pidity of the voter. I cannot count Corbett out even though I would love to ersonally kick his a$$ down the capital steps.

Nixon was presidednt during a very difficult time but he was also a presidnet who got things done. I consider him to be the only Reublican p;residdent who had a heart and understood that there are people who need a hand up. Yes he did get nutty during his second tgerm but you can't paint him just black, he did much good and unlike Ceasar, his good deeds need not be entered into the grave with him.

At 5:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks to me like you didnt live thru Nixon! What compassion did he show and to who? ARE YOU IN FAVOR OF AN ENEMIES LIST THAT INCLUDED PAUL NEWMAN? NOW THERES ONE MAN WHO DID AND CONTINUES TO DO GOOD EXPECTING NOTHING IN RETURN. No 7:44 you cant convince me of Tricky Dicks heart or good deeds.


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