Thursday, April 14, 2016

The LuLac Edition #3190, April 14th, 2016


Dear Senator Toomey:
As an elected official I expect you to earn your pay. Just like the rest of us.
When you refuse to do your job and not vote or work on a Supreme Court nominee, you are not working.
I want a refund because you are a slacker.

My best,

Bernie and Hillary. (AOL.COM)
So as I tune into the debate with Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders tonight, I am struck by a few things.
Hillary doesn't take any crap from anyone.
Bernie is going after the banks, banks, banks. Wants to break them up. Does he not realize that Democrats work in banks, have retirement accounts in them and just saying that scares the bejesus out of the markets? And after he breaks up the banks, what happens to our money? He's not saying.
What is incredible is that Sanders drew 27,000 people in New York yesterday. Yu can't beat that with a stick.
I also wonder why Hillary Clinton just doesn't release those speeches. I don't care if she got a check for giving a speech. It hasn't influenced her votes.
I also am not a fan of the Roman Coliseum atmosphere of this debate with the various fans of the two whooping it up. This sure isn't Kennedy/Nixon.
Still it is something to chew over as we get closer to New York.

U.S. Senate candidate Joe Sestak. (Photo: Sestak campaign).
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has joined The Philadelphia Inquirer in endorsing Joe Sestak, saying “the Democrats’ best bet for the U.S. Senate is Joe Sestak” because of “his independence, his call for accountability and his promise to restore integrity in government.” This is significant – not only because the biggest papers in the two biggest cities in PA both back Joe, but because of why they're supporting him: Joe will be accountable to people above party.

Kathy Najimy. 
 Evie Refalko McNulty

Our good friend Evie Refalko McNulty is cording a big event Wednesday night in Scranton for Hillary Clinton. The event is priced for every age group. The event starts at 6 at POSH. Click to enlarge, RSVP 570 335 2763 or e mail 


APRIL 19, 2016
Last day before the 2016 General Primary which official applications for civilian absentee ballots may be received by the County Board of Elections.
NOTE: A voter may appear in person at the Bureau of Elections any time prior to the deadline to make application for a civilian absentee ballot. Voters may also hand deliver applications on behalf of other voters in the same way they may deliver an application to register to vote. However, the ballot itself may only be delivered to the voter himself or herself. In other words, if you are the applicant, you will receive only your ballot and not that of anyone else.
APRIL 22, 2016
All voted absentee ballots; except those received from military and overseas electors, and emergency absentee electors, as defined by law, must be received by the county board of elections by 5:00 PM on this day to be counted.
NOTE: A voter may appear in person at the Bureau of Elections any time prior to the deadline to deposit their own voted ballot into a ballot box for such purpose. On the day of the deadline, voters also have the option of placing the proper postage upon the voted absentee ballot and giving it to the postal worker at the public counter of the main branch of the post office on South Main Street, Wilkes-Barre. The postal worker will hand cancel the postage and hold it for a representative of the Bureau of Elections who will collect those voted absentee ballots for processing at 4:45 PM.

Rep. Barletta discusses his bill to protect volunteer firefighters from the unintended consequences of Obamacare at the Nanticoke Fire Department last year.
Congressman Lou Barletta, PA-11, has guided House of Representatives passage of two resolutions authorizing the use of U.S. Capitol grounds to honor fallen peace officers and firefighters. In his role as Chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management, Barletta shepherded the bills on the floor of the House Tuesday evening.
Peace Officers
House Continuing Resolution 117, authored by Barletta, authorizes the use of U.S. Capitol Grounds for the 35thAnnual National Peace Officers Memorial Service and the National Honor Guard and Pipe Band Exhibition. The memorial service, sponsored by the Grand Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police and its auxiliary, will take place on Sunday, May 15, 2016. It will mark the beginning of “Police Week,” which is an annual event drawing as many as 40,000 law enforcement officers, their friends, and family to the nation’s capital. Five police officers from Pennsylvania lost their lives in 2015. H. Con. Res. 117 passed the House by unanimous consent.
“The sacrifices of our peace officers, and the sacrifices of their families, should not be forgotten,” Barletta said. “These officers risk their lives every day to protect our communities and their bravery and selfless services shall not be overlooked by a grateful nation.”
Barletta co-sponsored the Eric Williams Correctional Officer Protection Act, now a new law that supplies oleoresin capsicum spray, commonly known as pepper spray, to federal prison officers or employees who may respond to emergency situations with inmates. The legislation was named for Nanticoke native Eric Williams, an officer at the U.S. Prison at Canaan who was killed by an inmate in 2013.
Officer Williams was unarmed when he was attacked, allegedly by convicted gang assassin Jessie Con-ui, a member of the violent New Mexican Mafia gang, who already was serving an 11-year sentence at the time. Con-ui is charged with first-degree murder, first-degree murder of a U.S. corrections officer, and possessing contraband in prison. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.
House Continuing Resolution 120, authored by Rep. Peter King, NY-2, authorizes the use of the U.S. Capitol grounds for the 3rd Annual Fallen Firefighters Congressional Flag Presentation Ceremony. H. Con. Res. 120 passed the House by unanimous consent.
“Our firefighters stand ready to respond at a moment’s notice to protect our property, our homes, and our lives, no matter the time of day, at great risk to themselves,” Barletta said. “These men and women are local heroes, and it is right that we take the time to honor those who have given their lives in the service of others.”
Barletta has been a longtime supporter of the Assistance for Firefighter Grants program, having made repeated requests to House Appropriations Committee leaders for continued support and funding. He has promoted the support of benefits for first responders, particularly those who directly suffered the effects of September 11, 2001. In addition, Barletta successfully led the fight to protect volunteer fire and emergency companies from the ravages of Obamacare, which could have caused many stations to close their doors because of financial burdens associated with the employer mandate provision. Under pressure from Barletta, the Internal Revenue Service changed its rule governing the employer mandate and specifically exempted firefighters from Obamacare, though Barletta continues to pursue legislation to formalize it in federal law. When embarking on one of his Main Street Tours of the 11th District, Barletta usually begins his visit with a stop at the local fire house. In 2014, the National Volunteer Fire Council named Barletta their Legislator of the Year.



Tune in this Sunday for WBRE’s Eyewitness Newsmakers. Join Andy Mehalshick Jayne Ann Bugda, Dr. David Sosar and your blog editor for the show where we discuss the big races Part 1.

Tiffany Cloud, Gary Perna and your blog editor.
WYLN35 based in Hazleton, owned and operated by the Gans family, announces it will broadcast a live Republican Congressional Debate between 17th Congressional District Republican primary candidates Matt Connolly and Glenn Geissinger.
The debate will take place Monday April 18th starting 7PM.
Gary Perna, host of WYLN35’s “Topic A” will moderate the debate and candidate questions will be asked by WYLN35’s host of the political talk show “The Storm” Tiffany Cloud as well as by the editor of the LuLac Political Letter, David Yonki.
The winner of this Republican primary on April 26th will face off against incumbent Congressman Matt Cartwright (D) 17th PA in the November general election.


It's "Full Steam Ahead" for ECTV Live during the week of April 18th as hosts David DeCosmo and Rusty Fender welcome Debbie Conway, Superintendent of Steamtown, to the program. 

She'll be reviewing many of the attractions at the National Park based in Scranton. ECTV Live is seen on Comcast channel 19 (61 in some locations) and is broadcast several times daily throughout the week as a Public service.


This Week on Sunday Magazine
Brian Hughes speaks with Terry Martin, founder & CEO of Mederi Cosmetics, about how skin care can contribute to your overall health and well being.
Brian speaks with Brad and Lucy from United Sports Academy in Dunmore about their gymnasts
performances in recent state and national competitions.
And Brian speaks with Peggy Nork from the SPCA of Luzerne County about the upcoming meet & greet
with Animal Planet's Shorty Rossi next Friday at Mohegan Sun Pocono.
Sunday Magazine, Sunday morning at 5am on NASH-FM, 93.7, 5:30am on 97BHT, 6am on 97.9X & Sports Radio 590, WARM & 6:25am on Magic 93.


This week's guests are Andrea Mulrine and Leslie Collins from Scranton Tomorrow, discussing the city's 150th anniversary. Tune in Sunday morning at 6 on 94.3 The Talker; 6:30 on The Game Sports Radio 1400/1440 am 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 Wednesdays. 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.


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 1971 logo.
Charles Manson is sentenced to death; in 1972, the sentence for all California Death Row inmates is commuted to life imprisonment…….Palestinians retreat from Amman to the north of Jordan…..The People's Republic of Bangladesh forms, under Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, at Mujibnagor……Libya, Syria and Egypt sign an agreement to form a confederation……The government of Bangladesh flees to India……Sierra Leone becomes a republic…..The Soviet Union launches Salyut 1…..Followers of Charles Manson, the Manson Family, are sentenced to the gas chamber…….in the Commonwealth Governor Shapp says he would like to create an agency primarily dealing with services for the elderly……in Labor news, 52 workers went on strike from the Charmin plant and 45 years ago this week the number one song in America and LuLac land was “What's Going On” by Marvin Gaye.


At 6:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wasn't "What's Going On" part of SOMETHING SPECIAL back in your RKC days?

At 7:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Bernie is going after the banks, banks, banks."
He is not going after banks per se, he is going after the large mega-banks created by merger after merger, as well as the "mixing of services." All of which has led to entities so large that if one is even on the brink of failure, the entire econmic system of the US is effected.
He is rallying against the same thing you have done all these years; large mega corps, conglomerates, squeezing out other businesses.
If Sanders can break up these huge banks, in the long run, like when AT&T was broken up, more jobs get created, and consumers win in the long run.
I really don't get you. Sanders is considerably more in line with your thinking, yet you have no interest in supporting him.
To take you catholic reference, and to quote a previous poster, you really are like Peter denying Jesus, except for you, 3 times isn't enough.
Sanders represents true chance, Clinton will be a continuation of the W. Bush, Obama precedencies, more of the same, the rich becoming richer, the middle class feeling the squeeze, and being pushed into an increasingly dependent lower class.
It is sad that someone as bright as you espouses the socialist fight so eloquently but abandon those who can really make a change.
Sanders has my vote and if he is not the nominee, I will vote for the other side, although I completely disagree with them, we don't need another consummate DC insider, kleptocrat, in the Oval office.

At 12:11 AM, Blogger David Yonki said...

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At 1:46 PM, Blogger David Yonki said...

Wasn't "What's Going On" part of SOMETHING SPECIAL back in your RKC days?


Thanks for remembering my broadcast career at WRKC FM, 88.5 King's College Radio. Actually "What's Going On" was not part of "Something Special" but a bed we used to promote local community events. After we did the run down, the fine Production people at 'RKC guys like Jim Gibson, the late Joe Anthony, The Mad Drummer and others (with my creative prompting ended the spot with Marvin Bellowing out the title of the song.


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