Sunday, May 31, 2015

The LuLac Edition #2921, May 31st, 2015

Frank Sorick. (Photo: Times Leader).
If anyone read the story in this morning’s Citizen’s Voice by Jacob Seibel you’d think the election for Mayor was over in Wilkes Barre. Seibel talked to political analysts about the uphill climb the GOP has citing huge Democratic registrations as well as history as a guide to make his case. And it is a good case.
Since the strong Mayor form of government was adopted in 1975 only two people have won seats on Wilkes Barre City Council as Republicans One was Frank Trinisewski who parlayed his ’75 win into a three terms as a Republican County Commissioner (one term in the minority, two in the majority) until he became a Democrat in 1988. The other was Jack Jones.
The Wilkes GOP through the years has been known for doing two destructive things.
1. Not fueling any candidates in races.
2. Fielding too many candidates in races. One year they had three people running for Mayor.
Sorick has an uphill battle but one has to remember that the Democratic nominee only won by 151 votes. Tony George himself realizes that not taking anything for granted.
If Sorick can get new voters registered, discourage the crazies from mounting third party challenges to dilute his strength, and hammer home the message he gave at Wilkes College he may have a puncher’s chance.
Most importantly Sorick not only needs to run against not one administration but one party.
I agree with the article but it never is a good thing to discourage Democracy. Plus let us never forget that when Tom Leighton won his first race, it wasn’t a romp.
Don’t worry Frank, I’m not going to send you a bill!

Beau Biden. (Photo: CNN)
Last night Vice President Joe Biden’s son passed away from brain cancer. He was just 46 and had been Attorney General in Delaware and was planning a run for Governor in 2016. Those plans were derailed when the cancer returned. Here’s the statement from the Vice President:
Statement by the Vice President
It is with broken hearts that Hallie, Hunter, Ashley, Jill and I announce the passing of our husband, brother and son, Beau, after he battled brain cancer with the same integrity, courage and strength he demonstrated every day of his life.
The entire Biden family is saddened beyond words. We know that Beau’s spirit will live on in all of us—especially through his brave wife, Hallie, and two remarkable children, Natalie and Hunter.
Beau's life was defined by service to others. As a young lawyer, he worked to establish the rule of law in war-torn Kosovo. A major in the Delaware National Guard, he was an Iraq War veteran and was awarded the Bronze Star. As Delaware’s Attorney General, he fought for the powerless and made it his mission to protect children from abuse.
More than his professional accomplishments, Beau measured himself as a husband, father, son and brother. His absolute honor made him a role model for our family. Beau embodied my father's saying that a parent knows success when his child turns out better than he did.
In the words of the Biden family: Beau Biden was, quite simply, the finest man any of us have ever known.

1964 The Tribute” takes their audiences on a musical journey to an era in rock history that will live in all of our hearts forever. They are hailed by critics and fans alike as the most authentic and endearing Beatles tribute in the world.
Choosing songs from the pre-Sgt. Pepper era, “1964” astonishingly recreates an early 60’s live Beatles concert, with period instruments, clothing, even Beatle boots, hairstyles, and onstage banter. Come see why “1964 The Tribute” are masters of their craft and the definitive Beatles show.
1964 has been hailed as, “Best Beatles Tribute on Earth" by Rolling Stone Magazine. They have performed all across the globe, including at Carnegie Hall in New York City 12 times to sellout audiences.
“1964 The Tribute” is being presented by EDD RAINERI, host of “The Beatledd Fab Four Hour” radio show on WRKC-FM.
Jun 6, 2015 @ 8:00 PM
Doors open at 6:30 PM
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