The LuLac Edition #3183, April 5th, 2016
There might be a few but not many of Kasich’s people who would go with Trump. Forget the temperament, what about the issues? Kasich has been sane on the issue of immigration and has not insulted women. Plus he has governed a state and has been a member of Congress. He doesn’t have to say things like, “I can be very Presidential”. He acts like one.
People tend to notice that!
Eighteen lawmakers from across the Commonwealth signed a letter today condemning Democrat U.S. Senate candidate Katie McGinty’s comments criticizing citizens of Pennsylvania’s T region. 5th District Congressman Glenn “G.T.” Thompson wrote a similar letter denouncing McGinty’s comments.
During an interview with The Jewish Exponent, McGinty claimed she found an “alarming undercurrent of misinformed people in the 'T' part of the state,” regarding issues related to Israel.
“Katie McGinty’s dismissive attitude towards millions of Pennsylvanians is disturbing and unbecoming of a candidate running to represent Pennsylvania in the United States Senate,” Republican Party of Pennsylvania Communications Director Megan Sweeney said. “Katie McGinty put her elitism on full display when she launched a baseless attack against millions of Pennsylvanians in our T region without any evidence. It looks like Katie McGinty accepted more than just Barack Obama’s endorsement. Katie McGinty shares his attitude of superiority towards rural Pennsylvanians.
“Katie McGinty owes millions of Pennsylvanians an apology for her offensive remarks. Perhaps it’s time for Katie McGinty to take a break from the D.C. fundraisers and start actually talking to Pennsylvania voters.”
Okay here’s the thing, McGinty’s remarks were just a political reality. That “T” section of the state goes heavily Republican all the time. This will not hurt her in the primary race against Joe Sestak but it may have ramifications if she wins the nomination. Governor Tom Wolf broke through a bit in the “T” but there are many a Democratic candidate (especially for Attorney General) who went to bed thinking they won only to be done in by the “T”.
U.S. Representative Lou Barletta, presented a long overdue Purple Heart to U.S. Army Private First Class Robert A. Bennett (Ret.) of Shickshinny for wounds he received in action on April 23, 2007 during Operation Iraqi Freedom. The Army had originally sent Bennett a Purple Heart nearly two years ago, but shortly thereafter notified him that he had received the decoration in error and instructed him to return the medal. Following twenty-two months of work with Congressman Barletta’s office, the Northumberland County Veterans Administration representatives, and repeated consultations with the Department of the Army, the award was formally reissued and presented in a ceremony at Barletta’s district office in Sunbury.
“PFC Bennett represents the best of what this nation has to offer,” Barletta said. “When he enlisted in 2003, he didn’t know what the future would hold, but he went forward to serve his country in harm’s way so that we all might enjoy the blessings of American freedoms. We are grateful for his service, and we are honored to have seen to it that he received the Purple Heart he so clearly deserved. And I commend my excellent and persistent district staff, as well as the Northumberland County VA, for staying on top of the issue to bring a just conclusion to this episode.”
On April 23, 2007, PFC Bennett, serving in Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 77th Armor, was standing near a guard tower in Iraq when a car bomb exploded, knocking him unconscious and inflecting head trauma with flying debris. He had enlisted in 2003, serving in the National Guard from 2003 to 2005. Bennett entered active duty in 2005, serving in Schweinfurt, Germany before being deployed to Iraq in September 2006. Returning to Germany after he was wounded, he continued his service at Fort Knox, Kentucky and in Alaska at Fort Richardson. Bennett comes from a military family, as both of his parents served in the U.S. Air Force – his father for 29 years and his mother for four. His brother served ten years in active duty in the Army.
Tonight at 10pm on FX, the final edition of “The People Vs. O.J. Simpson: An American Crime Story” ends. The cast is uncanny with stellar performances by Law and Order’s Courtney Vance as Johnny Cochran, John Travolta as Robert Shapiro, David Schwimmer as Bob Kardashian, Sarah Paulson as prosecutor Marcia Clark and Cuba Gooding Jr. as Simpson.
After watching it, I have a lot more respect for embattled Judge Lance Ito. The trial has brought O.J. now in jail for a crime he was actually caught at into the forefront. The Esquire Channel was even airing the original trial.
The verdict came down in October of 1995 and this was the front page of Scranton’s Metro dated October 6th, 1995.