Friday, August 28, 2015

The LuLac Edition #3017, August 28th, 2015

Dr. David DeRose and your blog editor. (Photo: Mrs. LuLac).
After a little bit of a scary eye issue we are back on track better than ever presenting our views on LuLac. To all who sent wishes, prayers, cards, (well only two but greatly appreciated) numerous e mails and FB messages as well as some good karma, thank you.
The cataract surgery turned out very well but there was Corneal Swelling. It was determined though by Dr. David DeRose that a transplant was not needed. I was very lucky to dodge that issue. But just so you know if he had said “go”, I would have. That’s how much faith I have in the guy. Dr Reiser from Eye Care Specialists recommended Dr. DeRose and I appreciate his help in this matter too.
I’m waiting to get clearance to go back to work after I get a new prescription that will give me close up vision. My Doctor at Engle Eyewear, Dr. Helen who found the issue in the first place last fall and the staff are busy crafting some lenses that will enable me to do some close up work.
So we’re good to go. Before we get started thanks to the guy above we can
1. Stop telling those Stevie Wonder jokes forever.(Guys who are half blind should never do that!)
2. Break out the Johnny Nash.


Presidents: Killed and shot at.
Congressman: Shot at.
School children: High School, shot and killed.
Grade School Children: Shot and killed.
Kindergarten Children: Shot and Killed.
Homeless: Shot and Killed.
News reporters: Shot and killed.
It is very clear that nothing will ever change in this country regarding guns. The cowardly House and Senate in Washington won’t even pass a Universal Background Check.
I am not a bleeding heart liberal when it comes to guns. If you want to have an arsenal in your house, go for it.
All I want to do is protect the people who don’t have guns. Like the kid taking a ticket at a Movie Theatre. Like the Congressperson holding a town meeting. Like the 10 year old child at that meeting seeing her representative for the first time. Like the stand up reporter doing their job. Like the convenience store clerk working because the chumps at the local Chambers of Commerce have not done a thing to get higher paying jobs other than the 9 buck an hour variety. I could go on.
All I want to do by Universal background checks is that a defenseless person not nuts or not carrying has a chance.
The one common denominator in all of this is that the cowards will attack the defenseless. There is a name for them but the women reading LuLac will get upset so I won’t use it. But you know what I mean.
If you’re a loser and screw up, and you want to take it out on someone….bring it on. But make sure you have an armed opponent.
A few more thoughts. The media is calling the assailant an “alleged” killer. Uh no. He filmed it. It’s him. HE DID IT. Nothing alleged about that.
Plus he was planning to do more arm. Crazy my ass. The guy had three license plates, wigs and ammunition. That is NOT CRAZY, that is EVIL.
The young woman’s father is making a case that since his daughter was one of the media’s own, things should be different. THEY WON’T.
One final observation……..if this dickhead hadn’t killed himself and was in a fire fight with the police and got killed by one of them………..well then I’m sure we’d hear how much his sorry life mattered.
And the beat goes on………….until the next time.

Second tier Presidential candidate Carly Fiorini. (Photo: USA Today).
Carly Fiorina has been going around the country telling us how Hillary Clinton has lied about her record. But hey, let’s take a look at Fiorina’s career as a titan of industry. Truth of the matter is Fiorina drove Hewlett Packard into the ground and more significantly has never been offered another job by another major corporation.
The media and her supporters have over promioted her but let’s take a closer look:
Is she the first woman to lead a major corporation? To be the first CEO? Nope. That title actually belongs to The Washington Post Company’s Katharine Graham. Graham also navigated the choppy political waters surrounding Watergate. Plus let us not forget Beechcraft’s Olive Ann Beech, Mattel’s Ruth Handler, Beatrice Food’s Loida Nicolas-Lewis, the Body Shop’s Anita Roddick, Martha Stewart, and Oprah Winfrey.
But with a scant percentage of Fortune 500 firms employing women CEOs, her leadership of a huge global company is impressive. So, how did she do?
The answer in short is: Okay. But not great.
She was hired in 1999 with no CEO experience, nor interviews with the full board. Fired in 2005, after six years in office, several leading publications titled her one of the worst technology CEOs of all time. In fact, the stock popped 10% on the news of her firing and closed the day up 7%.
Arianna Packard, the granddaughter of HP’s founder, commented when discouraging voters from supporting Fiorina in her 2010 senatorial run, “I know a little bit about Carly Fiorina, having watched her almost destroy the company my grandfather founded.”
She’ll tell you she doubled revenues but Fiorina did nothing to increase profits over her five-year term, with the S&P 500 showing net income across enterprises concomitantly up 70%. Furthermore, shareholder wealth at HP was sliced 52% under her reign
Fiorina rammed the Compaq deal through despite intense opposition by analysts, employees, and shareholders. When it appeared that she would lose the proxy vote, the balance was tipped back the other way using hardball tactics that would make Donald Trump wince. That led to her ouster as the CEO.
So before this one starts yammering about Hillary’s e mails, her servers, and Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi (4 lives lost in a huge mistake vs. 4500 lives lost for the noble cause of looking for weapons of mass destruction) let’s take a good look at what she did and why no other Fortune 500 company has ever offered her a sniff of a job. (Business Week-LuLac).




ECTV Live will have all the details of plans for this year's La Festa Italiana when the program begins its week long airings on August 31st. 
Hosts David DeCosmo and Rusty Fender will welcome Chris Dimattio, President of La Festa's Board, to the show which can be see three times daily on Comcast channel 19 (61 in some locations.)




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.

The Duke of Doo Wop Bobby V. (Photo: Bobby V Facebook).
The Doo-Wop Sock Hop can be heard every Sunday night from 6P to 9P on “105 The River (104.9 FM) Host is the incomparable Bobby V.


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The Watts Riots begin in Los Angeles…..The rock group Jefferson Airplane debuts at the Matrix in San Francisco and begins to appear there regularly……The Beatles perform the first stadium concert in the history of music, playing before 55,600 persons at Shea Stadium in New York City..In Vietnam’s Operation Starlite: 5,500 United States Marines destroy a Viet Cong stronghold on the Van Tuong peninsula in Quảng Ngãi Province, in the first major American ground battle of the war. The Marines were tipped-off by a Viet Cong deserter who said that there was an attack planned against the U.S. base at Chu Lai…..Jonathan Myrick Daniels, an Episcopal seminarian from Keene, New Hampshire, is murdered in Hayneville, Alabama while working in the African-American civil rights movement. His sacrifice though seems to be lost on new generations who preach about what lives matter and what ones don't that much. He saw injustice and died for it. Black lives and all lives deprived of freedom mattered to him....
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Gemini 5 (Gordon Cooper, Pete Conrad) is launched on the first 1-week flight, as well as the first test of fuel cells for electrical power……
 Casey Stengel announces his retirement after 55 years in baseball….
Rock musician Bob Dylan releases his influential album Highway 61 Revisited, featuring the song "Like a Rolling Stone"………in Pennsylvania tensions remain high as sporadic racial violence breaks out in the Chester Plains Township thousands of fans check out the new Pocono Downs Race track. Local TV stations actually show some of the action on their nightly sportscasts…and fifty years ago this week the number one song in LuLac land and
America was Bob Dylan's "Like A Rolling Stone".

Previous number ones were Sonny and Cher's "I Got You Babe" (below)

and The Beach Boys "California Girls" (above) for the month of August.


At 6:25 AM, Anonymous Joe said...

There is more than one viewpoint about Fiorina's time at HP. Like many people of vision she has been much maligned, but the HP of today is stronger because of her time, especially the Compaq deal.

At 11:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome back. Bernie the Intern was right, you are loaded for bear!

At 2:28 PM, Anonymous Professor Milburn Cleaver, OPA said...

Welcome back Mr. Yonki! Battling illnesses of my own, I had to take the opportunity to return to class this one time.
Your intelligence, eloquence and sometime bravado have made this blog a joy to read.
I am most happy to be reading more in the future during my "temporary hiatus" from lecturing (sorry ingrates).
Although we may not always agree on political issues (yet many times do), you have conducted yourself as nothing less than a gentleman.
Once again, welcome back and the best of luck and health!
In closing,
Scott Kevin Walker will be the next President of the United States!!!
Class Dismissed!!!!!!

At 4:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my heavens, a two fer. Yonk back as well as the Professor.

Praise ________ pick one because I know I'll offend someone!

At 8:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are correct. If we don't care about 6 year olds getting blown to bits, the adults have no chance.

And Yonk is right, this piece of trash was evil. It was premeditated.

May he burn in hell.

At 9:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard you were working for Kath uh leen Kane. Whew!
Eye surgery is a pleasure cruise compared to that.

At 5:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yonk you are quite the bull dog. Nothing gets you down!

On the killings of those news people, alas you are right. Zip will happen.

And thank you thank you thank you for highlighting the death of Jonathan Myrick Daniels.

I hate it when young people of a certain race tell me that the Civil Rights fights were just a black thing.
Tells me no one teaches history in schools anymore.

Great job as always. Welcome back to the Professor too.

At 5:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do Sonny and Cher and The Beach Boys have in common?

The Wrecking Crew!!! Great Film. Watch it Yonk.

At 1:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like him or not the regulars welcome back the Professor and his reasoned posts.


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