Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The LuLac Edition #2760, October 28th, 2014

10th District candidate Scott Brion. (Photo: WKOK Newsradio).

The Scranton Times Tribune endorsed the underdog candidacy of Democrat Scott Brion for the seat in the 10th Congressional District. If you saw or heard the debate tonight on WVIA TV or FM you can see why. Brion will be a welcome addition to a city and a party that has told one lie after another. Brion is the best of this lot. Here's what the Times Tribune had to say about him.
It truly can be said of deeply conservative Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Marino that he is straightforward and consistent, and that what you see is what you get.
Unfortunately, Mr. Marino’s priorities have been wrong for the 10th District and for the United States.
As he seeks his third term, Mr. Marino faces two worthy challengers in Democrat Scott Brion of Tioga County and a former Republican, independent Nick Troiano of Pike County.
The Times-Tribune editorial board endorses Mr. Brion, who has the experience and temperament to be a force for progress in Congress.
Mr. Marino contends that he has been able to reach across the aisle to achieve some policy successes. But on major issues he consistently has voted with the often obstructive and occasionally dangerous hard right element of the House. He has voted numerous times to repeal the Affordable Care Act without presenting an alternative bill to improve health care access. He joined the faction that brought the U.S. government to the brink of default. Mr. Marino has criticized wasteful spending, while proposing to write a blank check to militarize the nation’s southern border.
Mr. Marino’s record reflects rigid ideology.
Mr. Brion has had a varied career. He grew up on a farm, graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and worked in international commercial real estate and energy consulting for 20 years before returning to his family farm in 2008. He now works that farm and runs a real estate and energy company he created upon his return.
He is well-versed in the sprawling 10th District’s issues, from the need to stabilize the federal flood insurance program to safely foster the natural gas industry. One of the government’s failures amid the gas boom, he said, is its inability to spin the presence of so much energy into related jobs.
Mr. Brion is a moderate by temperament and politics who would make a solid congressman.
Mr. Troiano is a recent masters degree recipient from the Georgetown University School of Government who, at 23, is attempting to go from the classroom to Congress.
He is bright, articulate and focused. His policy position book is a work of art, demonstrating a keen grasp of major issues.
But Congress is not simply an academic exercise. Mr. Troiano has a promising future in politics and government. But in this election, Mr. Brion’s experience makes him the better choice..


Matt Cartwright has made his mark in Washington, D.C. Cartwright has built bridges, made an impressive debut among Washingtonians but at the same time has stayed in touch with people in his district. Cartwright has also helped numerous individuals of limited means to get a better life through helping them through his constituent services. It is no surprise that Cartwright has been endorsed by the Citizen's Voice.
U.S. Congress for the 17th District
In his first term in Washington, Matt Cartwright has proven himself a moderate and independent Democrat who has done the seemingly impossible by building relationships across the aisle in the politically polarized U.S. House of Representatives.
Cartwright has taken a leadership role in the freshman class in the 113th Congress, won bipartisan support for more than two dozen bills, helped secure raises for employees at the Tobyhanna Army Depot and fought for legislation to improve veterans’ health care.
He also took the lead in finding to solutions to the violence at Wilkes-Barre’s troubled Sherman Hills housing complex.
In contrast, Cartwright’s Republican opponent, Schuylkill County Coroner David Moylan, has staked out the most extreme positions on social issues, foreign policy and immigration.
Congress needs more thoughtful, productive members like Matt Cartwright. He deserves a second term. 

OCTOBER 30th, 6PM 


At 12:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like Matt Cartwright. I think he is doing a good job and is one of the few representatives of the people. On the Governors race, I have never liked Tom C and cringed when he was elected. He has not disappointed. I dont particularly like Tom Wolf. He like so many others offers simple solutions to complicated problems, but I know he knows better. I find his highly touted sincerity less than genuine. That said I have debated whether or not to even vote in this Gov's election. Wolf has done nothing to make me want to vote for him, but again I'm stuck in the Vote against Corbett crowd. Thats probably what I'll do. I know what 4 more years of Corbett will mean so what the hell, I'll take a chance with Wolf and hope he surprises me. Pennsylvania deserves better.

At 6:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks and sounds like a sharp young
man and I'd vote for almost anyone over Marino!He does not represent me or my ideas, plus his past associations are in question.

At 7:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yonki ... Yonki ... Yonki !

At 5:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As long as we insist on maintaining the "moral high ground" we will NEVER win the war on terrorism! We're in a conflict in which we absolutely INSIST in playing by the rules against a maniacal group who have NO rules!

Maybe a little rattlesnake logic?

After the Boston bombing the news media spent days and weeks trying to determine why these men did what they did. They want to know what America did(!) to make these brothers so angry with us. They want to know why these men were not arrested before they did something so terrible. The media is in a tizzy about this new era of homegrown radicals and about why and how they can live among us and still hate us.

A friend of mine from Texas explained it all to me: Here in west Texas (or Noxen), I have rattlesnakes on my place, living among us. I have killed a rattlesnake on the front porch. I have killed a rattlesnake on the back porch. I have killed rattlesnakes in the barn, in the shop and on the driveway. In fact, I kill every rattlesnake I encounter.

I kill rattlesnakes because I know a rattlesnake will bite me and inject me with poison. I don't stop to wonder WHY a rattlesnake will bite me; I know it WILL bite me because it's a rattlesnake and that's what rattlesnakes do. I don't try to reason with a rattlesnake or have a "meaningful dialogue" with it I just kill it. I don't try to get to know the rattlesnake better so I can find a way to live with the rattlesnakes
and convince them not to bite me. I just kill them. I don't quiz a
rattlesnake to see if I can find out where the other snakes are, because(a) it won't tell me and (b) I already know they live on my place. So, I just kill the rattlesnake and move on to the next one.

I don't look for ways I might be able to change the rattlesnake to a
non-poisonous rat snake...I just kill it. Oh, and on occasion, I
accidentally kill a rat snake because I thought it was a rattlesnake at the time. Also, I know for every rattlesnake I kill, two more are lurking out there in the brush. In my lifetime I will never be able to rid my place of rattlesnakes.

Do I fear them? Not really. Do I respect what they can do to me and my family? Yes!! And because of that respect, I give them the fair justice they deserve....I kill them.
As a country, we should start giving more thought to the fact that these jihadists' are telling the world their goal is to kill Americans and destroy our way of life. They have just posted two graphic videos on the internet showing them beheading Americans. They are serious. They are exactly like rattlesnakes. It is high time for us to start acting accordingly!

I love this country. It's the damn government I'm afraid of!

Look who's new in the White House!

Arif Alikhan, Assistant Secretary for Policy Development for the U.S.
Department of Homeland Security

Mohammed Elibiary, Homeland Security Adviser

Rashad Hussain, Special Envoy to the Organization of the Islamic

Salam al-Marayati, Obama Adviser and founder of the Muslim Public
Affairs Council and is its current executive director

Imam Mohamed Magid, Obama's Sharia Czar from the Islamic Society of
North America Eboo Patel, Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood

This is flat-out scary!

The foxes are now officially living in the hen house...

Now ask me why I am very concerned!

Do you feel OK with this?

How can this happen, and when will we wake up?

We are quiet while our Country is being drastically changed!


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