Monday, March 28, 2016

The Lulac Edition #3178, March 28th, 2016

Random thoughts from a dangerous mind!!!  Our “Maybe I’m Amazed” logo

MAYBE I’M AMAZED………that most voters in the State of Pennsylvania favor a tax on gas drillers. But yet the GOP Legislature in Harrisburg say no. But guys it is the will of the people!!! What’s wrong with you??? We constantly hear the national GOP say that if the President wants a Supreme Court nominee confirmed, because he is in his last term, that subverts the will of the people. Gee, didn’t the people elect Obama to another four year term, not one that stopped when a Supreme Court Justice died? Apparently the will of the people only applies to what is convenient for the GOP.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED….that a small group of feminists were going to set up a little get together to celebrate solidarity of women. Pretty cool if you ask me. My fear is that many of today’s young women may not remember the sacrifices their predecessors in the workplace made to have them easily transition into roles long dominated by men. But the picnic deteriorated after the organizer brought a basket but no one else brought food. Rachel Queen told The Dirt, ‘I brought a communal picnic hamper for us to all throw in the food we’d brought. I was expecting the usual picnic fare: sandwiches, crisps, a nice fruit salad, and so on – but no-one else brought a single thing. Not so much as a sausage. I was even more furious about my lot in life than usual. I ended up storming off and shame eating three Big Macs from the nearest McDonalds. I’m a vegetarian so it was particularly galling for me to have to do that. What was even more galling was that the other six women refused to accept the responsibility. They said that making sandwiches wasn’t a job exclusively for women. But they made one of their own fetch the food. Roberta Brooke said, ‘Men have turned food preparation into a subservient role to be forced upon women. I never make my own food, that is just one of the many interesting ways I fight the patriarchy”. The patriarchy? Jesus c’mon, I’ve been making my own sandwiches for years. My father before him. If food preparation is a subservient role for women, then I guess Julia Child, Rachel Raye and Jada DeLaurentis are not strong women of building an empire. Stuff like this gives the Rush Limbaughs of the world to run wild with issues that are so important to women.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..that pigs can get sunburn. And that’s not a quote from Donald Trump either.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…….that any new tax proposal in Pennsylvania this year will be a non starter. There is no way that the State Legislature which can write a book on Self Preservation will ever allow that.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……that the Bible Series on ABC, “Of Kings and Prophets” was cancelled after two episodes. Bible stories in Lent. Cancelled. There were ratings issues but the kicker here is that the program’s content was opposed by The Parents Television Council because of its violence and sexual matter. But if you read the books of Samuel all that stuff is in there anyway. This is the second TV show ABC cancelled in that Tuesday time slot, the first was “Wicked City” that only lasted two episodes.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……at the career paths of two former “Law And Order” actors, Anthony Anderson and Jeremy Sisto. Sisto had success with the show “Suburbia” for about three seasons but “Wicked City” as stated earlier only lasted two weeks. Anderson meantime is enjoying critical acclaim with “Blackish”. Ah the fates of show biz.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..that there are still some businesses that will close in this area for Good Friday. They have become the exception, not the rule. When I was a kid this was just the opposite.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..that baseball is just a few weeks away. There is not one person I know who is a Yankee fan that tells me they prefer the new Stadium to the old one. Oh they like the convenience and the bells and whistles but miss the ambiance of the old Stadium as well as the reasonable prices.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……that Donald Trump went on a big tirade to defend his stance on women. He sounded like some lunatic who was not credible. When you address an issue like that, you have to be measured and sensible. Or else you lose all credibility. There is a reason why Hillary Clinton beats Donald Trump 70 to 30 per cent among women.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..that there is already talk among the Democratic hierarchy in Harrisburg for my guy Tom Wolf to just make it one term and let someone else take the Democratic reins. Who knows maybe my original prediction of a Governor Bob Casey Junior in 2019 just might be correct.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…….that every time we start debating about ordering a takeout pizza, we always settle on Tommy’s from Kingston. Whole wheat with mushrooms. The best part about it is the leftovers the next morning.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..that one of the best thoughts on a possible Donald Trump Vice Presidential pick should he win the nomination comes from Susan Del Percio. On CNN’s “State of the Union”, the political strategist essentially said that candidate would be underground because Trump couldn’t stand to share the stage. Best insight of the week as far as I’m concerned.
MAYBE I'M AMAZED......that given the overwhelming support Donald Trump gets from women voters in a General Election, that maybe Bernie Sanders can win the Presidency. I thought Sanders would never get near the nomination. But imagine this scenario. Sanders wins the Democratic nomination. Trump gets the GOP nod. Suburban women might go for the 74 year old self proclaimed socialist Democrat. I never really seriously gave it a chance but after seeing the polling, hey you never know. 
MAYBE I'M AMAZED......and appalled  at the behavior of adult parents at an Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by Pez in Orange, Connecticut.  There were 9,000 eggs scattered on three large fields. But that wasn't enough for the overly entitled parents who stormed the fields, knocked kids (this was intended for the kids) even breaking some limbs and then disrupting the entire event. Then the mommies and daddies (I bet three quarter of them weren't even married, they were just breeders) blamed PEZ for not being prepared. 9,000 eggs and you can't share? We are a society of selfish oafs and slobettes who think that free means "as much as I can get". 
Who knows, maybe we do need a Trump like figure to put these sorry ass losers in their place. By the way PEZ apologized for saying they underestimated the crowd this year. Sure they underestimated the crowd, not the size though but the ignorant mass of pigs we refer to as Americans. 


At 11:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re: Good Friday business as usual
Catholicism has lost its spine allowing it's religious convictions to be whittled away by the membership who refuse to be inconvenienced by traditional displays of devotion.

At 7:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As for the GOP's successful blockade of the Marcellus shale severance tax, their party's mantra is obviously "Government of the corporation, by the corporation, for the corporation.

At 9:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is my favorite feature of LuLac!!!

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

I think the taxes the state and municipalities collect from the industry, the workers and the associated spending is quite enough thank you. Some of you really believe you will benefit from the additional taxes? How much do you benefit from the Casino? Look around.

At 12:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is Jada? Did you mean Giada?

At 7:23 PM, Blogger David Yonki said...

Who is Jada? Did you mean Giada?


Yes, Giada. I kind of fell out of love with her. It's a height thing.

At 8:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The gas industry is being taxed at the local level with the impact fee. The money is staying in the communities that are generating the gas revenue, and that is where it should stay.
If there is a severance tax, the impact fee will go away, and those communities that produce and hence are most effected, will have to rely on the state to give them their cut, which will be less actual dollars.
The state gets money from one of the highest corporate taxes in the cuntry.
I really don't want Wolf steering severance tax money to teacher's unions or philly and pitt.
Just because we live in the state does not mean that we should benefit from the shale revenue if we aren't doing something for that money.
But hand out Pennsylvanians, "what is mine is mine and what's your is mine.

At 8:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Giada... Yumo... good things come in small packages, and that small package as some rather large assets...


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