Thursday, November 12, 2015

The LuLac Edition #3068, November 12th, 2015

Senator Robert Dole. (Photo: Bloomberg News)
Jeb Bush picked up a very big endorsement Wednesday. Former U.S. senator Bob Dole announced his support of Mr. Bush. But to me this endorsement is a two edged sword. One one hand this will help coalesce the establishment behind Jeb Bush. Dole is an icon in the party.
On the other hand, Dole is of a different generation and his nod is a signal that the GOP needs new blood like Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio.
Additionally on Veteran's Day, Dole will also serve as national veterans chairman for the Bush campaign.
Dole said he liked all the candidates but felt Bush had the most experience. But experience seems to be on the low priority list with the rise of Donald Trump and Ben Carson two leading candidates without experience.


There seems to be a move to get a state budget done. There is talk of an increased sales tax but this has to be coupled with significant property tax relief. The people, the home owners need to get that break. They are paying the freight for the entire state. Bottom line, if there is no significant property tax relief, Governor Tom Wolf and the Legislature will be held accountable.

Congressman Lou Barletta (Photo: LuLac archives)
Congressman Lou Barletta, PA-11, has expressed his support and solidarity with Israel against violence and aggression from the Palestinian Authority and Iran just as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu traveled to Washington to meet with President Obama. Barletta cosponsored two House resolutions backing Israel and condemning terrorist attacks and hostility, while also signing a letter to the Palestinian National Authority calling on them to avoid violence, including recent stabbings and shootings. Netanyahu, who made history by addressing Congress in March, is meeting with Obama to discuss U.S.-Israeli relations and the volatile conditions in the Middle East.
During the month of October alone, there were dozens of violent, terrorist-related incidents aimed at Israeli citizens. In just one month’s time, there have been 48 stabbings, five people rammed by vehicles, five shootings, 132 Israelis injured, and eleven Israelis murdered.
“The United States must stand with Israel as our strongest friend in that region of the world, especially since they face threats every day from nations and extremists pledging to wipe them from the face of the Earth,” Barletta said. “Our allies, particularly Israel, must know that America will be at their side when the enemies of civilization violently display their contempt for peace and human life.”
Barletta is an original cosponsor ofH.Res. 485, which expresses solidarity with the people of Israel in the wake of recent terrorist attacks and condemns the Palestinian Authority for inciting an atmosphere of violence. The resolution details a number of recent terrorist attacks supported and encouraged by the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, and is also critical of propaganda efforts intended to increase the surge of violence against Israeli citizens.
“Resolved,That the House of Representatives (1) expresses support for the recent terrorism victims and their families in Israel, the people of Israel, and the Government of Israel; (2) condemns terrorism committed under the auspices of the Palestinian Authority,” the resolution reads.
Barletta is also an original cosponsor of H.Res. 500, which expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that the State of Israel has the right to defend itself against Iranian hostility and that the House pledges to support Israel in its efforts to maintain its sovereignty. The resolution contends that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, otherwise known as the Iran Nuclear Deal, diminishes Israel’s national security. Barletta has been a harsh critic of the deal President Obama approved, which paves the way for Iran to obtain nuclear weapons.
“Whereas the State of Israel has been a loyal friend and ally of the United States since its establishment in 1948,” the resolution states, while citing continued threats from the Iranian leader. “… on September 9, 2015, the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei stated that Israel ‘… will not see [the] next 25 years … Until then, struggling, heroic and jihadi morale will leave no moment of serenity for Zionists.’”
In addition, Barletta, with a large bipartisan group of 368 other members of the House of Representatives, signed a letter to Palestinian National Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, expressing concern about the recent spate of violence in Israel and the West Bank. The letter calls on the Palestinian Authority to take “concrete steps to avoid further violence.”
“False claims about changing the status quo on the Temple Mount or accusations of Israel executing an attacker when, in fact, he is being treated in an Israeli hospital only encourage more acts of terror,” the letter reads. “The abhorrent and deadly rhetoric including calls for knife attacks on Israelis must stop.”


This Sunday at 11AM on WBRE TV and 11:30PM on WYOU, join host Jayne Ann Bugda and Andy Mehalschick as they grill King's College Professor Doctor David Sosar and yours truly oon the recent election.


Our good friend Joe Klapatch will have his book, "The History of the Carbondale, PA Fire Department 1843-2015" for sale this Saturday at the Holiday/Vendor/Craft Fair at the Carbondale Area Elementary School. Looks like some great vendors will be on hand for those looking to start Christmas and other Holiday Shopping.


This Week on Sunday Magazine
Brian Hughes speaks with Dr. Joe Leonardi about the new USDA dietary guidelines and a letter on that subject co-written by Congressman Matt Cartwright.
Magic 93's Frankie in the Morning speaks with Jean Adams from Wilkes University and Mike from St Vincent DePaul Kitchen in Wilkes Barre about their "Empty Bowls" event coming up on Sunday at the Wilkes Henry Student Center.
And Frankie speaks with local author Ashlee Harry about her new young adult novel.
Sunday Magazine, Sunday morning at 5am on NASH-FM, 93.7, 5:30am on 979BHT, 6am on 97.9X and Sports Radio 590, WARM, and 6:25am on Magic 93.


The Irregulars Think Tank Breakfast will be held on Saturday, November 14th at 9:00 a.m. at the Lakeside Skillet at Harveys Lake. Presenter will be Gina Yarrish, Equine Specialist, Life Coach and Motivational Speaker from YarCorte Acres in Kingsley. Gina has a strong passion for helping people/personal development. We encourage you to arrive early to get acquainted with others and find a good seat at a table. Cost for the breakfast is $13.00 payable at the door. After breakfast take a ride around the lake and enjoy the wonderful scenery and pristine architecture
Are you ready to make a change in your life? On Saturday through dialogue and discussion Gina Yarrish will enlighten us as to what it will take to start your journey, ignite your passions, find motivation, and work towards the realization that everything you've been wanting is entirely within your reach.
For over 30 years Gina Yarrish has worked with organizations and individuals helping them to develop their dreams, accelerate their results, and create richer and more fulfilling lives through Life Coaching and Equine Assisted Learning Programs and Workshops.
Gina works to help people acknowledge old habits and learn through experiential practices how to change them. And most importantly she offers consistent support to assure that real lasting transformation is achieved.
Ideas pertaining to what every successful person knows, needs, and does in order to create results in careers, relationships, health, and time/money management will be discussed.
“All of these things are possible once you know how to approach them,” said Yarrish.
As a sought after Life Coach, Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) Facilitator, as well asSpeaker, Gina offers Leadership and Transformational Workshops to organizations, entrepreneurs, women’s groups and individuals and families. She inspires people by teaching effective principles that motivate them to take action in their own life or organization or company.
For more information log on to or contact Gina Yarrish by email to For more direct dialogue please call Gina at 570-877-3655.
Since breakfast is open-seating the earlier you book your seat the better it is for us in determining the advance count. If you make a reservation please do your best to honor it. If your plans change please call our illustrious facilitator, Cholly, at 570-760-1213.

Many people remember the elaborate Christmas window displays that could be found at most major Department stores during the Holiday season. Well one man has salvaged and restored one such display and opens it to the public free of charge each year. Joe Spinelli will talk about the history behind his collection and bring viewers up to date on this year's display when he joins David DeCosmo and his co-host Rusty Fender on ECTV Live during the week of November 16th. ECTV Live is Directed my Mark Migilori and is seen on Comcast channel 19 (61 in some areas) three times daily (Midnight, Noon, and 6PM).



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 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.


Our 1965 logo.
Operation Hump: The 173rd Airborne is ambushed by over 1,200 Viet Cong............. Northeast blackout of 1965: Several U.S. states (VT, NH, MA, CT, RI, NY and portions of NJ) and parts of Canada are hit by a series of blackouts lasting up to 13½ hours.

Vietnam War: In New York City, 22-year-old Catholic Worker Movement member Roger Allen LaPorte sets himself on fire in front of the United Nations building in protest against the war...... A United Airlines Airlines Flight 227 a Boeing 727-22, crashes short of the runway and catches fire at Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City; 43 out of 91 passengers and crew Pennsylvania there are still shock waves from the trade the Phillies made with the Cardinals. The Phils traded Art Mahaffey and Alex Johnson to the Cardinals for Bill White, Dick Groat, and Bob Luzerne County Veterans are saluted at Te Courthouse with a special ceremony under the rotunda.....and fifty years ago the number 9 song in LuLac land and America was “Everyone's Gone to the Moon “ by Jonathan King.


At 9:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dave: Not only do we need property tax reform we
need pension reform. If there is no pension reform,
they are only kicking the can down the road. Will be back year after year for more money if there is no reform of the state pension system.

At 6:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dole backing Bush, you're right, puts him further back in the generation sweepstakes.

At 11:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember that blackout. Was studying for a test at Wilkes and I remember the lights going on and off but nothing like New York.

At 10:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Yonk, where were the 13 Questions for November?

At 12:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 12:20 AM, Blogger David Yonki said...

Hey Yonk, where were the 13 Questions for November?


Only had 7 since October 13th.

At 8:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

put the 7 questions up on like the 1-7th...
may have to lower expectations and change the date...
13 questions is best post you do.

At 3:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

put the 7 questions up on like the 1-7th...
may have to lower expectations and change the date...
13 questions is best post you do.


That is a great suggestion. I'll adjust it because a few came in. Look for it this week. Thanks!!!!


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