Saturday, November 01, 2014

The LuLac Edition #2762, November 1st, 2014


Senator Robert Casey, your blog editor, and candidate Tom Wolf. (Photo: Cassandra Coleman).
After stopping off at the Lackawanna County Democratic Dinner in Scranton (remember when the Dems in Luzerne County used to have something like that?) Tom Wolf the Democratic nominee for Governor stopped at Vanderlyn’s in Kingston Thursday night. The event was hosted by Senator Bob Casey and his wife Terese. Wolf campaign Deputy campaign manager Cassandra Coleman greeted people at the door. Senator Casey introduced Wolf saying that he hoped that a Governor Tom Wolf would be a good as Governor as his father. Wolf told the people in attendance that there is a real opportunity for the Commonwealth to move ahead. The candidate talked about his vision for the future which included more targeted education that meets the needs of a rapidly changing workforce and the need to get the state moving economically. Wolf once more stressed the importance of getting out the vote urging people to tell a friend, or take a friend to the polls. Afterwards, Wolf greeted the supporters and then called it a night as he headed into the last weekend of his remarkable political journey.


Thursday night Blogfest was going at a pretty good pace but then at 6:45PM  the image of “The Survivalist” came on the screen. After that discussion centered on the ending of the 48 day manhunt for the person who killed one State Trooper and injured another. However before that happened the talk centered around the Governor’s race as well as the contested Representative races in both Luzerne and Lackawanna County. As always, Blogfest was a great time for the people who read, write and try to add all the words and thoughts up. Thanks to all who attended.

Here I am between two of the founders of NEPA BlogCon Karla Porter and Michelle Hryvnak Davies.
Also attending was Luzerne County GOP Chair Bill Urbanski, Ron Skrzysowski, your blog editor and aide to Governor Corbett and former West Pittston Mayor Bill Goldsworthy. 
Also attending was Frank Shab, Christa DeVizia Mecadon and Attorney Gerard Mecadon. 
Blog photos from Joe Valenti who has a better camera than I do!

The recent story that a nursing mother bear was killed along with her children because she was on a runway at the Wilkes Barre Scranton International Airport just shows you how little common sense the people in charge there possess. There were options. They could have used a tranquilizer gun and maybe shooed the group back into the woods. The wildlife officials say that could not have been an option. Fair enough but surely there was another way.
We aren’t Newark, Reagan or O’Hare. Plus there were Traffic Controllers that could have routed a plane with a few circles around LuLac land. I have said that I don’t mind paying taxes for sound good government and their employees. The airport and its crew have lived up to their reputation. They used to be regarded as ineffective and dumb. Now you can add heartless to the list. Outgoing Airport Director Barry Centini called the incident “unfortunate”. Ya think? Meanwhile this story has gone national and international once more making our area look like the dunderheads of the world. One of my coworkers said it best, “People think we invented stupid here!”


Congressman Tom Marino, sans suit at debate on WVIA TV Tuesday evening.
Tuesday night’s debate at WVIA TV Studios featured moderator Larry Vojtko, candidates Scott Brion, Nick Troiano and incumbent Congressman Tom Marino. The only one not in a suit was the incumbent Congressman. This puzzled me as well as Mrs. LuLac. She said that maybe the Congressman might have had a car accident, a problem with his coat (getting it caught on something, etc). Being a slave to fashion, I was curious. So I put a call into Mr. Vojtko who has been doing a bang up job on the debates this week and asked him what the deal was with the “suitless” Marino. Vojtko told me that the Congressman’s staff asked if it was okay not to wear a suit because he was more comfortable without one, doesn’t like wearing a tie and just wanted to be represented that way.
So I’m glad there wasn’t a fashion disaster that put the Congressman in just a shirt with no tie. After all, he has always marched to the beat of his own drummer. Ted Williams eschewed a tie for his entire life even going into the Baseball Hall tieless. So I’m okay with his decision to show up as he wanted to for a major debate. He is after all in a GOP district running against two very articulate but underfunded candidates. Hell he could dress like Fred Flinstone if he wanted. (Oh wait, Fred wears a tie!)
But Mrs. LuLac made a good point as we discussed this at breakfast the next morning. She said, “You know my father was a coal miner and your father was a railroader..but they always wore suits when it was appropriate.” Too bad Alex and Jake never ran for Congress. At least they’d have the wardrobe.



The Thursday night debate between Democrat Eileen Cipriani and Republican Aaron Kaufer will air on Service Electric TV Channel 19 Saturday November 1st and Sunday November 2nd at 3pm.


Your blog editor with Brian Hughes.
This Week on Sunday Magazine Brian Hughes speaks with David Yonki from the LuLac Political Letter previews the key races coming up on Election Day.
Magic 93's Frankie in the Morning speaks with Christine Jensen about a big event for Veterans & their spouses at Pa Career Link in Wilkes Barre called "Serving Those Who Serve", coming up on Tuesday.
And Brian speaks with Dr. Mary Dunden form Vanderbilt Children's Hospital about preparing for Flu Season.
Sunday Magazine, Sunday morning at 5am on NASH-FM, 93.7, 5:30am on 97BHT, 6am on 97.9X, and 6:25am on Magic 93.


ECTV Live host David DeCosmo will welcome representatives from Lackawanna College to the program during the week of November 3rd to discuss programs being offered at the Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center. ECTV Live is aired on Comcast channels 19 and 61 and is presented several times each day throughout the week.


This week Community Forum previews the election as political consultant David Madeira joins Mike Remish. You'll hear the program Sunday morning at 6 on 94.3 The Talker; 6:30 on The Game Sports Radio Network 1340/1400/1440 amd and 100.7 and 106.7 fm; and at 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.


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.

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Catfish Hunter is named AL Cy Young Award…Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali KOs George Foreman in 8th round in Kinshasa Zaire ('The Rumble in the Jungle')
Art Modell gets snowed in & misses his 1st Cleveland Brown game in 33 yrs… Braves trade Hank Aaron to Milwaukee Brewers for OF Dave May….. 

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR..78 die when the Time Go-Go Club in Seoul, South Korea burns down. Six of the victims jumped to their deaths from the seventh floor after a club official barred the doors after the fire started......Dmitri Shostakovitch completes Michelangelo songs………Ella Grasso (Ct) elected 1st woman US governor not related to previous governor…….
 Walter E Washington, becomes 1st elected mayor of Wash DC…Dodger Mike Marshall is 1st relief pitcher to win Cy Young Award…….in Pennsylvania Governor Milton Shapp becomes the first Chief Executive in the State of Pennsylvania to be re-elected. His Lt. Governor Ernest Kline follows with impressive vote totals…..

Senator Richard Schweiker is re-elected to second term winning over Mayor Peter Flaherty…in Luzerne County incumbent 14th District Senator Martin Murray wins another term while 20th District Senator T. Newell Wood garners another four Lackaawanna County’s 22nd Senatorial District Robert Mellow wins a second term….and forty years ago this week the number one song in America and LuLac land was “You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet” by Bachman-Turner Overdrive.


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