Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The LuLac Edition #2901, May 13h, 2015


Our “13 Questions” logo.

1. Happy Anniversary on your blog. Why do you still edit posts?

Mainly because editing is a responsible thing to do. I edit because I don’t believe in taking shots at people for anything they can’t control. Even with editing, we occasionally miss something like we did a few editions back. Plus the local newspapers apparently don’t edit very well on their comments. I have tried to and will continue to do so.

2. I was at Blogfest. I thought the crowd was a little thin. Your thoughts?

I was happy with the turnout compared to last fall’s Thursday event. Blogfest like any event is subject to competition from other things going on in people’s lives. Valenti (that right wing radical) and I (your left wing atheist wanna be socialist) will consult with Harold Jenkins and Michelle Hryvnak Davies to see if we could come up with something different in terms of venue or location. Fire eaters maybe?

3. Voter turnout is so low. Do you favor alternatives like on line voting or a different day to make it easier for people to vote?

A different day maybe like a Saturday. Edd Brominski mentioned an idea Tom Shubilla had regarding absentee ballots for Seniors and disabled. Once you have an absentee ballot,  every year you get a reminder or an application automatically sent to you. This would insure those votes would not be lost. But on line voting? Nope. Those people who post on line comments, you want some of them to vote? I don’t. We are dumbed down enough already as a society. I don’t want ignorant people who listen to only what half of Rush Limbaugh says, or people who take medical advice from Dr. Oz to be able to vote that easily. Sorry, there has to be a filter to keep the lazy and stupid away from the process.

4. Once I saw you introduced on WVIA TV by Bill Kelly as a Radio Guy. Who inspired you to get into radio?

That was a show going back to the days of Kevin and Nancy on WILK. Wow. Yeah I remember that introduction by Mr. Kelly.
Fifty years ago this July my mother lost her oldest brother. At the wake and funeral I met a cousin Ed, who went by the name of Ed Price in Pittsburgh and spent a little time with him. Then like everyone I listened to Harry West and became a fan of his. So it kind of progressed from there.

5. Were you a Letterman or Leno man?

I loved them both. At the start I would tape one and watch the other. Both left a benchmark of excellence in late night television in very different ways. Hey they were no Jack Parr or Carson but left a pretty good legacy.

6. Any comments on the royal baby?

Nope. Just glad the parents are married. Not that common anymore in the world of baby daddies and mommas.

7. I think you and Duke from Dallas should do a radio show on WILK.

So does Duke.

8. Does a Mayor have to attend a Council meeting and does a District Attorney have to try cases?

Nope. Not written anywhere.

9. Where you going to be this election season?

Sunday Magazine with Brian Hughes this Sunday, at 5am on NASH-FM, 93.7, 5:30am on 97BHT, 6am on 97,.9X & Sports Radio 590, WARM & 6:25am on Magic 93, WILK Election Day morning, Pa Live on WBRE TV at 4pm Election Day afternoon and Eyewitness News Daybreak at 5AM the day after election. To bone up for the day after election, I will be parked in front of the TV set watching my friend Bill Vinsko doing commentary on WYLN TV 35, Service Electric Channel 7 in Wilkes Barre on Election night fortified by a bottle of cold Aquifina and some Whole Grain Goldfish.

10. Are we ripe for ISIS to infiltrate our government?

Definitely. There are so many anti government people out there that are ripe for their violence and nonsense. In my opinion there is a fine line between saying you hate the government and taking action against it. There are a lot of Timothy McVeigh’s out there willing to die to strike us.

11. Madmen finale coming up. What do you think of the final season?

I’m committed but not buying into the critics who tell us this is the greatest TV show ever. Like everything, “Madmen” was and is an acquired taste. The LuLac household is split on how good it is. I’m a yay, Mrs. LuLac is a nay.

12. Best political event you attended this year?

Easy, Mayor McNulty’s birthday party in February.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The question regarding Israel and the lack of attacks on them has been shelved in favor of a more timely question from three readers. That is number 13.
13. What do you think of George Brown’s campaign for Mayor of Wilkes Barre inserting you and the LuLac Political Letter into his advertising? Will you vote for Mr. Brown?

Any campaign has every right to quote a public entity like a magazine, columnist or blogger. To my knowledge this is the first time that LuLac has been quoted in a campaign ad. I understand Mr. Brown has an insert in the papers called The Brown Bugle and there is a quote there. For most candidates there is always something positive to lift from LuLac should they want to use it. We’re flattered that Mr. Brown’s campaign used the quote.
As far as whether I voted for Mr. Brown or not, in this race I have tried to be fair and impartial. In LuLac history we have only endorsed two candidates, Matt Cartwright and Tom Wolf. 
To tell you whether I voted for Mr. Brown or not at this time will make my commentary on an important Mayor’s race a little biased. As much as I like Mr. Brown, it would be unfair to Mr. George, Mr. Kelly, Ms. Duggins Magdalinski and particularly Mr. Brown. There are a few events I’m going to attend before Election Day and I don’t want the revelation of my vote to skew my opinions before then.


At 9:20 PM, Blogger David DeCosmo said...

Question # 14. I've always know you as David Yonki. Now the candidate you're backing is running a commercial in which you are called David 'Yon-key.' Who are you?

At 9:32 PM, Blogger David Yonki said...

Question # 14. I've always know you as David Yonki. Now the candidate you're backing is running a commercial in which you are called David 'Yon-key.' Who are you?
My name is pronounced Yonk eye. But through the years it has been mistaken for Chinese, Israeli, Romanian and what have you.
I don't correct people but had I been asked by the Brown campaign I would have given them the proper pronunciation. But people know me as either Yonk eye, Yonk ee or just The Yonk.
What's that old saying, call me anything but don't call me late for dinner.

At 9:54 PM, Blogger Kyle Rogers said...

Who cares about the pronunciation, the fact that the word "noted' was used as the antecedent is high praise and a classy touch.

At 10:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

(your left wing atheist wanna be socialist) Joke?

At 1:33 PM, Blogger Michelle Hryvnak Davies said...

My name is spelled wrong again - it's Michelle Hryvnak Davies. Thanks.

At 2:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pronunciation matters little today. All you need do is listen to Steve Corbett, proudly, butcher the English language.
When professional broadcasters don't care to enunciate, and then boast about it, how could a simple politician hope to get it right.

At 7:57 PM, Blogger David Yonki said...

My name is spelled wrong again - it's Michelle Hryvnak Davies. Thanks.
Sorry. Bet you're glad I wasn't the guy looking over your birth certificate!


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