Friday, September 12, 2014

The LuLac Edition #2728, September 12th, 2014


The President has it right to a point. The fact that crazy ass conservatives are yelling (like the one from Old Forge on WILK Thursday morning) attacking him for saying ISIL was not about the Muslim religion notwithstanding comforts me. Barack Obama is faced with a unique challenge. 
The war we are embarking on has a clear villain. It is not a floating crap game but a group of violent cowards who wear the hoods when they behead people who want to start a caliphate, a kingdom if you will. This method of governing, totalitarian in nature is a clear enemy. They have flags, tanks. They are in the open. They want to expand and take over the entire Middle East. They are known.
They can be had. They can be killed. What the President proposes is solid. We have to deal with Syria. Today people are hand wringing over the fact that we have to get in bed with Syria a nation violent in its own rite. But during WWII we worked with the Soviets, ie Russians.
We have to stop the enemy now. We can deal with consequences later like we did with the Soviets.
I would only add one thing. Boots on the ground. Not just any boots. The best trained divisions we can allow using strategies of conventional on the ground warfare. Like Iraq in 1991, we can route the enemy. But this time, let’s not take any prisoners.
This world, this mindset already thinks we are in infidels. So why not. People will say that America has no appetite for war. Really? During the last twenty years 1 % of the American public fought the wars. During that time Wall Street pigs nearly destroyed the economy, Stoners ate mac and cheese sitting on their asses playing with X Boxes and Americans paid more attention to American Idol than the body bags coming home. To say that “Americans don’t want an appetite for war” is an insult to the 1 percent who stand ready to do the job then, now and in the future.
Let the Generals and the fighters loose..let them do what they do well. Let them kill. This is a war. Let's stop fooling around and to end this once and for all.And please, if we are successful in this endeavor, let's not apologize for it!!!!!!!



ECTV Live host David DeCosmo welcomes representatives of Johnson College to the program during the week of September 15th to unveil plans for an exciting new program. The Vocational and Technical College will soon hold it's first "Mini Maker Faire,: an exposition to show off new ideas and inventions created by people throughout the area. ECTV Live can be seen on Comcast Ch19 (61 in some locations)throughout northeastern Pennsylvania and is broadcast twice daily on Electric City Television.


This Week on Sunday Magazine
Magic 93's Frankie in the Morning speaks with Dolly Woody from the Komen Nepa Foundation about next Saturday's "Race For The Cure" in downtown Scranton.
Brian Hughes speaks with Food Network Chef Alex Guarnaschelli and Lindsey Spindell about the No Kid Hungry Plan, and how you can help.
Frankie speaks with Lindsey & Rose from the Northeast Regional Cancer Center about their upcoming Cancer Survivor events.
And an encore of Brian's July interview with Alyssa Maria from Home Instead Senior Care about keeping homes safer for seniors with home safety checks.
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.


This week's guest on Community Forum will be Msgr. Joseph Kelly from Catholic Social Services discussing the new veterans' home in Scranton. Mike Remish hosts Sunday morning at 6 on 94.3 The Talker; 6:30 on NEPA's Sports Radio-The Game 1340/1400 am and 100.7 and 106.7 fm; and at 7:30 on 105 The River


Event: The Irregulars Think Tank Breakfast
Date: Saturday, September 13
Presenter: William D. Jones, CEO, United Way of Wyoming Valley
Topic: Historic and Transformation Changes at the United Way of
Wyoming Valley/A Focus On Childhood Poverty
Time: 9:00 A.M. (Doors open at 8:30)
Place: The Metro at Twin Stacks Center - Hwy 415 – Dallas
Cost: $12.00 per person / Pay At The Door


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.


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. Batten 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.

Our 1974 logo.


On a Sunday morning in September, President Gerald Ford, who assumed office on the heels of President Richard M. Nixon's resignation, pardons his predecessor for his involvement in the Watergate scandal.
Congress had accused Nixon of obstruction of justice during the investigation of the Watergate scandal, which began in 1972. White House tape recordings revealed that Nixon knew about and possibly authorized the illegal break-in and wiretapping of the Democratic National Committee offices, located in the Watergate Hotel in Washington D.C. Rather than face impeachment and removal from office, Nixon chose to resign on August 8, 1974.
There were no historical or legal precedents to guide Ford in the matter of Nixon's pending indictment. In the end, he decided to give Nixon a full pardon for all offenses against the United States in order to put the tragic and disruptive scandal behind all concerned. Ford justified this decision by claiming that a long, drawn-out trial would only have further polarized the public. Ford's decision to pardon Nixon was condemned by many and is thought to have contributed to Ford's failure to win the 1976 election.
From his home in California, Nixon responded to Ford's pardon, saying he had gained a different perspective on the Watergate affair since his resignation. He admitted that he was "wrong in not acting more decisively and more forthrightly in dealing with Watergate, particularly when it reached the stage of judicial proceedings and grew from a political scandal into a national tragedy.", Wikipedia, LuLac.
The reaction in this country was swift and furious. On the campus of King’s College students felt that the pardon signaled a death knell for the Republican party. I remember my own uncles, veterans of WWII being dismayed at the actions……
Here is Ford's speech followed by an appearance by Ford on Merv Griffin years later explaining his action

in Pennsylvania Governor Shapp and Democratic candidate for Senator Peter Flaherty slammed the President for his action. Incumbent Richard Schweiker was measured in his response in comparison to the Democrats but he was not happy either……..and in Scranton and Wilkes Barre politician everywhere were gearing up for the fall campaign organizing events for the big day in November and forty years ago this week the number one song in LuLac land and America was "I Shot the Sheriff " by Eric Clapton.


At 7:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 9:28 PM, Anonymous Bluto said...

So, if you're being literal about taking no prisoners: doesn't that represent abandoning all applicable understandings? Doesn't it also mean that our troops can be expected to be executed upon capture?

Please, oh please, tell us again why we're supposedly so much more civilized than them. With attitudes like these, the enemy hardly need make up anything about us.

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

9:28 - Just what would you suggest we do in this situation? You're all about "all applicable understandings" and "Much more civilized than them". Just what would you do to combat the likes of these terrorists? They are already killing their captors. You are at the ready to condemn any of the US agenda of fighting them. Maybe you have a better idea on how to do this. Seems everything we've done in a "Civilized" manner in the last 13 years haven't worked. There are no "Civilized" wars!

At 1:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"tell us again why we're supposedly so much more civilized than them"

(Geez, I shed this thought after the 'Nam debacle.)

Huh? War is not civilized, or for the faint of heart.

Winning a war is really not civilized. It is provoked destruction and annihilation.

There is a reason why the saying "All's fair in love and war" is a cliche.

How civilized would you be when confronted by someone intent on destroying those you love and what you hold dear?

If you can explain how to beat fanatics who have been raised to destroy us and our civilization then you need to let us in on the secret. Until then, we need to turn the professionals loose with EVERYTHING at our disposal.

Do we fear Germany or Japan anymore? We need to crush these terrorists and then establish a base in their backyard for at least 100 years.

Even if we incinerate a couple hundred square miles and take the oil as payment for our efforts, it's worth it to then look at anyone else that threatens us and say "You talkin' to me"?

And, yes, I would join my father, brothers, and sons - probably the Air Force but really any branch that would accept me - to protect my mother, sisters and daughters.

BTW: WTF is with these girls that are going to Syria to support the terrorists? Do they really think they'll be treated better in an Islamic State? Drone 'em before they procreate!

At 1:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

...I'll be back to post something. First I've got to try and coax the weeds out of my front yard.

At 3:32 PM, Anonymous Bluto said...

8:44, I said nothing against the U.S. agenda or even in general opposition to military action. What I spoke against is the idea of executing prisoners of war. This is against our own stated conventions, just as is torture.

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

We lowered our self standards when we tortured our first detainee. How can we be upset when they do unto us as we do unto them....... behead? Of course not but I honestly wonder who suffered more and longer, the person beheaded or he one tortured over and over and over? Experts have stated loud and clear that information gotten from torture is not dependable and I can tell you without a single doubt that if I were being tortured I would tell them whatever they wanted to hear. If I didn't know what they wanted, I sure as hell would make something up. Pain is not my favorite thing and the Bush/Cheney team brought us into the world of our enemies so where is the argument? As the old saying goes, the enemy of my enemy is my fried. If we just minded our own business and brought all of our troops home to close our borders and insisted on equal trade agreements and we beat the hell out of Corporate(un)America, we would be much better off.

At 8:13 PM, Anonymous Bluto said...

1:11, you advocate committing war crimes. You also invite war crimes to be committed against our troops.

This isn't a football game.

At 9:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Bluto,

It's thinking like this that has got us in this situation.

I advocate WINNING at all cost and killing terrorists and traitors where they stand (usually found on foreign soil).

Once again, do we have problems with Germany or Japan?

Sorry if I offended your sensibilities.


At 10:22 PM, Anonymous Bluto said...

1:11, you have every right to believe that we should kill all people of a given religion. In return, I suspect you'll get a few who want to kill you on the same grounds, but it's amazing to me when we're so darn lovable.

We can't kill our way out of every problem. When your approach fails, you always can argue that somewhat we just didn't kill enough.

By the eay, clearly we didn't kill all of the Germans and Japanese, even though both of their armies committed war crimes. Yes, that makes our army better than theirs. Someone has to do it.


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