Wednesday, August 05, 2015

The LuLac Edition #3007, August 5th, 2015

The American Theater. (Photo:

When I was a kid growing up in Pittston, my parents thought nothing of me walking from The Junction to The American Theatre in downtown Pittston and seeing a show. My first date with a female was seeing “True Grit” with John Wayne at the old American. In the summer when it was warm, people went to the shows to cool off because very few homes had air conditioning.
I bring this up because another loser with a gun shot up a movie theater in Nashville today. He was killed. He didn't have a real gun but had a hatchet.  He had mental issues which I ca sympathize with. All that said though, Americans should not be afraid to see a freaking movie!If anyone should be jumping up and down bout this, it should be Hollywood!
Once more we’ll hear the cries from people about gun control and the right to bear arms. You’ll even have some jackass on Steve Corbett’s Show telling all of us how much weaponry he has and how he will protect his freedom as a patriot with his guns! Corbett shot back with telling him a drone would take his ass out in a millisecond. We’ll hear all the pros and cons. Here’s the bottom line on how we prevent this:
1. Metal detectors at movie houses.
2. Security guards and pat downs.
3. A 5 year mandatory jail sentence of anyone carrying a gun near a theatre. We do it for drugs and schools, let’s do it for guns.
4. Finally if a shot is fired in a movie theatre by an aggressor, if it can be done, they should be shot. Preferably in the head so it will save us a trial and costs of trying to analyze the mental health issues of these animals.
5. Do it once, and this will stop.


Why are we selling drones to private individuals in this country? Just because someone wants something, it doesn’t mean we have to sell it to them. Some place in the United States someone flew a drone over a prison wall and dumped drugs in the yard. A riot ensued.
There should be a registry of who owns them and criminal charges brought for stuff like this. It is equivalent to those three losers who threw cinder blocks off an overpass and damaged an Ohio teacher who was visiting our state.
All it would take would be one airline crash to wake people up.


Linda Urban has threw her hat into the ring to run for City Council in District D. Since the GOP didn’t field a candidate, Bill Barrett will have opposition. Urban is well known as an outspoken critic of Council and the current administration.


John "The Great Abstainer" Quinn. (Photo: Citizen's Voice). 

Johnny Quinn’s kid needs a job,
Little Johnny needs to find his place,
So abstaining with a soft sob,
Big Johnny Quinn is on the case. 

Sonny boy gets to teach some school,
While WB Area Tech Center members treat taxpayers like the fool.
Little Johnny and Big Johnny are thrilled,
With taxpayers getting killed. 

The school board will tell you only one took a shot,
They even advertised the position quite a lot.
But no one else applied for it,
It’s the Luzerne County School Board reps…so why on earth give a shit! 

Note to Little Johnny and Big Johnny, be nice to me hear, I pay sonny’s boy’s salary. Learn ‘dem kids good, ya hear??

Attorney General Kathleen Kane. (Photo: AG website).
Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced that Pennsylvania has joined with 19 other states and the federal government in a $2.7 million settlement that will resolve allegations made against Pediatric Services of America, Inc. (PSA).
The Georgia-based company allegedly failed to return over payments it received from state Medicaid programs and federally-insured health programs. It also was alleged that the company overcharged for some home nursing services by improperly rounding up claims to the nearest whole hour.
Under the terms of the settlement, $2.4 million will go toward Medicaid programs. Additionally, Pennsylvania will receive approximately $81,000 in restitution and other recoveries, which will be returned to the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services

MURPHY NAMED BY OBAMA reports that President Obama has nominated former Bucks County Congressman Patrick Murphy to become undersecretary of the Army, the branch’s second-highest ranking civilian position, the White House announced Wednesday.
Murphy, who represented Pennsylvania’s eighth district from 2007 to 2011, was the first veteran of the second Iraq war to be elected to Congress, where he sat on the House Armed Services Committee, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
Trained as a paratrooper with the Army’s 82nd airborne division, Murphy spent seven months in Iraq, starting in 2003, where he served as a convoy commander and lawyer in the Judge Advocate General's Corps. He earned a Bronze Star for service. He also deployed to Bosnia in 2002.
Murphy, 41, is a partner at the Philadelphia law firm Fox Rothschild and is a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress.
Murphy is no stranger t the area. When he was running in the 2010 primary for State Attorney General he made an appearance at Blogfest. 

Here he is right at the Blogfest with Attorney Bill Vinsko, and then Judicial candidate Mike Vough. (Photo: LuLac archives).


We'll be on Twitter during the event.  


Tune in at 4:00PM Friday afternoon as The LuLac Political Letter is on PA Live. We will be discussing The Great Debate of the GOP 2016 crowd as well as other issues.

Before l.A. Tarone takes a well deserved vacation from his WILK 6 to 9PM time slot, LuLac will be his guest starting at 7:30PM on Friday night August 7th.


The Irregulars Think Tank Breakfast will be held THIS SATURDAY at 9:00 a.m. at the Lakeside Skillet at Harveys Lake. Please reply to this email whether or not you will be attending. Afterwards take a ride around the lake and enjoy the wonderful scenery and pristine architecture.

Suzanne Kelly
It is indeed a pleasure to announce that our Presenter will be Suzanne Kelly, Development and Marketing Director for Hillside Farms. Suzanne’s topic Hillside Farms – far more than great ice cream! will delight all. You won’t want to miss it. Please reply to this email whether or not you will be attending.
“Hillside Farms – far more than great ice cream!”
Suzanne Kapral Kelly serves as development and marketing director for Hillside Farms, a position held since 2010. Suzanne has an extensive background in fund raising and media and was recently named "Top 25 Women in Business" by the Northeastern Business Journal. Suzanne earned her bachelor and masters degrees from Misericordia University.
Suzanne is also owner of Kelly Green & Associates, LLC, which provides revenue generating services to a broad range of non-profit organizations. Suzanne is a volunteer with Hospice of the Sacred Heart and a board member of Ballet Northeast. She enjoys life with her 22 year old son, Matthew, and a slew of wonderful critters, including her physically challenged therapy dog, Boo. Boo works with special needs children and adults at Hillside Farms
The Lands at Hillside Farms is a historic, 412-acre non profit educational dairy farm. The farm's mission is to teach life choices that are healthy, logical, and sustainable. To Hillside, "sustainable" means making choices today so those born 200 years from now will have access to the same, or better resources and opportunities. This year Hillside is celebrating its 10th year as a non profit teaching farm.
The presentation will begin with a 15 minute video narrated by Hillside's Founder and Board Chair, Dr. Doug Ayers. Dr. Ayers, using magnificent photos of the farm as a backdrop, shares a wonderful story of vision, hope, and realistic determination.
The Irregulars get together on the 2nd Saturday of every month to collaborate and share our life’s experience with the intent of continued personal growth.
Doors open at 8:30 AM for mingling and business card exchange. Breakfast begins at 9:00 am and is over when the last person walks out the door. Cost for the family-style breakfast is $12.00 payable at the door. Servers tip will be collected at each table.
If you make a reservation please do your best to honor it, or at least let us know if your plans change so we can adjust the count given to the caterer. Call Cholly at 570-760-1213, Bobby at 570-690-2323, or email us at prior to the breakfast. All non-cancelled reservations must be paid for at the next breakfast to cover our expenses based on advance count.
The Lakeside Skillet is located at Pole 279, Lakeside Drive, Harveys Lake. Take Route 415 from Dallas to Harveys Lake. Turn left at Grotto Pizza. Go approximately on mile and The Skillet will be right before your eyes.


ECTV Live will welcome Mike Lombardo to the program during the week of August 10th. Host David DeCosmo and co-host Rusty Fender will be talking with him about plans for the 2015 Pittston Tomato Festival! ECTV Live can be seen on Comcast channel 19 (61 in some areas) and is aired three times daily throughout the week!


This Week on Sunday Magazine
Brian Hughes speaks with Penna. Health Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy about the Health Department's "Don't Wait, Vaccinate" program.
Brian speaks with Peter Sidari, who discusses the Dr. Jenn Hope Memorial Ride, coming up on Sunday in Pittston.
Magic 93's Frankie in the Morning speaks with Todd from Plow & Hearth at the Shoppes at Montage about their "Back to School" supply fundraiser.
Frankie speaks with Mike Zimmerman and Meghan Kennedy about the 7th Annual Paulie Friedman 5K Walk/Run coming up on Sunday as Misericordia University in Dallas.
And Brian speaks with Weber Grill Master Kevin Kolman about tips for great Summer grilling.
Sunday Magazine, Sunday morning at 5am on NASH-FM, 93.7, 5:30am on 97BHT, 6am on 97.9X and Sports Radio 590, WARM and 6:25am on Magic 93.


This week on Community Forum our guest will be Bob Durkin, President of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce. You'll hear the program Sunday morning at 6 on 94.3 The Talker; 6:30 on NEPA's Sports Radio-The Game 1340/1400/1440 am 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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U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965 into law. 

It was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson during the height of the American Civil Rights Movement on August 6, 1965, and Congress later amended the Act five times to expand its protections. Designed to enforce the voting rights guaranteed by the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution, the Act resulted in the mass enfranchisement of racial minorities throughout the country, especially in the South. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, the Act is considered to be the most effective piece of civil rights legislation ever enacted in the country….The vote was 77-30 and most of the opposition came from the South from both Democrats  and Republicans alike. Again this was Lyndon Johnson’s finest hour……….in Pennsylvania our two United States Senators Hugh Scott and Joseph Clark voted yes……fifty years ago in Wilkes Barre City Ethel Price made the rounds visiting local church bazaars as part of her campaign to become a city Council member in he own right and fifty years ago this week the number one song in LuLac land and America was “Help” by The Beatles.


At 9:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Thanks for not calling for the banning of hatchets (or blades).

Wouldn't this guy had been kept in something like "Retreat State Hospital" (if my memory serves me correctly) until someone came up with the "least restrictive environment" dictate?
This is what happens Yonk and we must understand that we created this chaos 50 some years ago. We need to confine and correct these "timebombs" or accept that they will happen from time to time.
Me? I'm now prepared to protect myself and my family - any time, any where.

At 9:00 AM, Blogger Better Life Seminars said...

Metal detectors and armed guards? Really?
Come on Dave, that's a little bit of an over reaction.

More people were killed in shark attacks in the last decade than movie theaters, and people still go in the ocean.
Life has risks, we should live it and if we die, we die, but at least we lived.
The Grim Reaper remains undefeated, we can't let fear control our decisions and allow us to become prisoners to our fears, or worse over reaching police state tactics.
Hope you are well.



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