Saturday, July 25, 2015

The LuLac Edition #3000, July 25th, 2015

LULAC @ 3000
Today LuLac reaches its 3,000th edition. For the last nine years and change we have been on line consistently chronicling the politics of Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties as well as events on a State, National and sometimes International basis. (Our only extended time off has been when there has been a health issue. But even with that, I think we might have missed under a month on two different occasions in nearly a decade). We have also delved into history, pop culture and occasional silliness.
LuLac has not had regular posts but rather editions where we strove to present a structured snapshot of what is current and what we think about that particular subject. We have also invited guest posts as well as publishing over 17, 552 comments from readers. That number might have been higher but we choose to edit some of them or not publish a few at all.
Our thanks go out to our readers, our posters as well as the good work done by local news sources that sometimes feed the fire. But our main thanks has to go out to the citizens who populate the political world. Their very existence assures that there will always be something to report on. Our greatest asset are the human beings who populate the worlds of leadership. Now more than ever politics has morphed into celebrity. When John F. Kennedy Junior started “George” Magazine (and we are not comparing LuLac to “George” so the haters out there can relax) in the 90s, he wanted to bring the world of politics to the forefront of pop culture. If only he were alive to see the circus today. 
There are some readers who have complained that this is not the same LuLac that hey remember.  We are told we are not as even handed as before and then we are also told that we tend to bend over backwards in being too fair. Plus there are others who tell us we are too liberal, others say that we are reactionary on social issues and a few who still play the baby killer card. The biggest complaint is that no reader can ever fully predict the path Lulac will take on any given day. The latter is our greatest compliment and tells me we are on the right track. 
So at 3,000 and nearly a million page views (those are real numbers folks, not astronomical fantasies made up by some sites) we will continue to report and opine on the passing parade of politics and pop culture. Years ago the late Bill Luksic Senior had a column in The Sunday Independent. I had encountered him a few times working for candidates and when I was involved in the media. He once told me, “Politicians will never get tired of people writing about them, even good or bad….but I might get tired of writing about them”. 
So far that day has not come for us.
On to 3001.
(3,000  logo, kbimages).


At 9:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I have to tell you I'm not bored yet. What a great run. Many, many more.

At 9:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dave....congrats at what is an accomplishment. You have become a part of the fabric of NEPA politics.
Hate some of your views but love ya man.

At 10:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not happy that you upported Wolf and Cartwright in such an unreasonable manner. I'm not happy that you are pro choice and that you seem to have a class warfare mentality against the rich. I can't stand that you edit your comments.
But I do like the fact that you give voices to everyone, have called some races correctly and are one of the best at what you do in the state.
Keep up the good work.
Love your features too. It is not the same stuff every day too.
Now go steal some guns and kills some more babies.

At 11:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

cute dog.......
best site around.
here's to another 3,000

At 9:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

very impressive run.
but i do wish you'd make some of the posts shorter.
i understand your concept but man that thursday thing is like a new york times type sunday log on th front porch!!1

At 9:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good morning, there's the shower, the dog being let out, the coffee and the English Muffin, the n line papers and then LuLac. Thank you for being there for us junkies.

At 10:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love your insight and happy 3 grand......but you have gone from thoughtful to through provoking. And when you get into provacation, you are in Trump territory.
You are not a liberal, else you would not have such an un christian stand on welfare benefits and the impact on unwed mothers.

At 10:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yonki ... Yonki ... Yonki!

At 2:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job.
Like your stuff and you have done a most creative job of bringing politics to the on line masses.

At 3:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

3000 sadly the last 1000 have been mostly hate filled drivel.
Should have quit already.

At 3:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wanted to wish you well and to thank you for making us think, laugh and just shake our heads!

At 4:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...



You must be a connoisseur because how would you know the last 1,000 were drivel? I saw some very creative pieces, intelligent commentary and a lot of criticism but not hate.

Please do us the honor of what you produced in the last year or two.

Oh didn't.

But as The Yonk will tell you, "Thanks for reading!"

At 6:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go **** yourself

At 6:58 PM, Blogger David Yonki said...

Go **** yourself

Stay classy my friend!!!

At 7:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Going to events on his own dime, I worked for Judge Gartley and he paid
his own way. I saw him plunk down checks for the 6th district republicans a lost cause if there ever was one. The drivel you read was his face in the place.
Unless there's a tall blond out there to dispute it, the only time he's in his
boxers is between midnight and 630am.
Left wing thoughts, ironic and funny
features, not all my cup of tea.
But drivel. Nope.

At 8:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The significance of LuLac was never so magnified when a credible candidate for an office in this area lifted a portion of what the author wrote to run in a campaign ad. Whether it hurt or helped is open to conjecture but other than a newspaper or an old Tom Bigler editorial back in the day I have never ever seen that.
Keep swinging Dave!

At 9:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The fact is this blog is more or less a news report than a posting. He uses Face book to be in touch with old family and friends and Twitter sparingly.
There are millions of blogs in America and some are moving in more compact directions.
Yonki and Harold Jenkins just might be the last guys to turn off he lights

At 9:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let me weigh in here. You are a damn socialist, son of a bitch, know it all bastard who just loves to see his crap in print. You are nothing but a stupid mother******!!!
Have a Blessed Day!!!

At 9:39 PM, Blogger David Yonki said...

Let me weigh in here. You are a damn socialist, son of a bitch, know it all bastard who just loves to see his crap in print. You are nothing but a stupid mother******!!!
Have a Blessed Day!!!


A few corrections, my mother was in fact a very pleasant and charming woman.
My parents were married on June 15th 1943 and I was born in 1954.
I did date a few women who had children in the 70s so in the cases that I crossed home plate I guess you can say that is accurate.
BTW, said mothers married better men than I and their children turned out to be very successful. No Judges or Lawyers but a few teachers and nurses.
Know it all..nope.
Stupid? Absolutely. You always need to be learning.

I will have a Blessed Day, thanks so much for the sentiment.
I take whatever blessings I can get.
A Socialist, nope.

At 9:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dave, held off sending you a congrats on your 3000 accomplishment. I was dying to read the comments and as thought, 99% were in strong appreciation for all you do.
I think it is remarkable that you could have done this and I truly appreciate the effort you put into it. Congrats. Wil

At 11:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 3:22pm......
Here's what I don't understand about the charge that this is hate filled rhetoric. Was that Father's Day piece hate? Does his philosophical disagreements constitute hate? Does remembering politicians who passed on from another era quality as hate?
Man..if you want hate tune in mike savage.

At 12:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations Dave and thank you for devoting the time and energy needed to create such a well crafted blog. The media nuances from years past only add to the fun!

And in regards to the "anonymous" dolts who just HAD to find fault with something THEY couldn't do, I'll offer these words from Abe Lincoln...

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do!

Keep up the great work!
Your friend, the Mouth of the South.


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