Thursday, April 28, 2016

The LuLac Edition #3200, April 28th, 2016



Yesterday Donald Trump gave a speech on his view on Foreign Policy. The front running candidate for the GOP nomination said that American Foreign Policy essentially begins at home. Trump made the following points:
The United States has to charge foreign governments for aid and will not get involved in affairs not in our best interest.
Trump blasted President Obama for his relationship with Israel. Trump said we should not forget our staunchest and oldest allies in favor of states that are not friendly to us.
Trump called for no more nation building and said the United States under his administration would go into places where we would be welcomed and could win.
Trump tried to link Hillary Clinton to what he called the failed Obama Foreign policy and raised eyebrows with his assertion that he would want to work closely with Muslim who are at risk against violent attacks. Trump also stated that the element of surprise in dealing with adversaries had to be a key component of his policy.
It was measured and was a bit different than the bombast we’re used to. However it was thin on specifics as to how he would rebuild relationships with foreign nations.

 The ticket!!! Cruz and Carly!!! (Photo: CNN)
Looking like two people set up on a bad prom date, Ted Cruz and Carly Fiorina joined forces as the Cruz express sputters toward the next big primary state Indiana. It was a last ditch attempt to keep the Texas Senator’s campaign relevant after the Trump 5 state sweep Tuesday. Cruz introduced Fiorina with this line: “After a great deal of consideration and prayer, I have come to the conclusion that if I am nominated to be president of the United States that I will run on a ticket with my vice presidential nominee Carly Fiorina".
Yeah what the Cruz campaign needs now are prayers. The Fiorina pick is regarded as a hail mary to get Cruz votes in the upcoming states. But Fiorina is a candidate who brings little to the table. She barely registered when she was running with the other 16. She did well in the debates but never could gain traction. Plus her business affairs are out there for all to see and criticize.
This has been done before. In 1976 Ronald Reagan picked Pennsylvania Senator Richard Schweiker as his running mate in the hopes of securing some Pennsylvania uncommitted delegates. That plan failed when Drew Lewis stood fast with Ford. But unlike Fiorina, Schweiker at least had something to offer.
The announcement got media attention but will have no lasting effect on the race. Plus Cruz is no Reagan and Carly is no Schweiker.


With the luxury of retirement John Boehner the former House Speaker can pretty much say what he wants. Check out what Boehner said about Ted Cruz.

Our friend from Florida suggested this be a Ted Cruz campaign song.

If you were watching Donald Trump’s Victory speech Tuesday night you saw his family flanking him as he celebrated his wins. But standing a few feet away was 11th District Congressman Lou Barletta. Barletta who stated at the GOP Lincoln Day Breakfast that he was backing no one changed his mind and came out strong for Trump. That was not a surprise because at the breakfast Barletta lauded Trump’s stand on Immigration. The Congressman you can be sure will be a key player at the Convention and beyond for the Trump effort. You don’t get that type of access by a smile and a handshake.


Luzerne County gave Donald Trump 77% of the vote on Tuesday in the Pennsylvania primary. That topped the other counties in the Commonwealth. The Trump message resonated in an area that has heard it all before. Telling. We’ll see how it translates in the Fall.

Congressman Lou Barletta (Photo: Congressman Barletta’s office).
Congressman Lou Barletta successfully guided his bipartisan legislation protecting opioid-addicted newborn babies through the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. The Infant Plan of Safe Care Improvement Act, H.R. 4843, which Barletta authored with Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA),requires that states which receive federal funds for the treatment of opioid-dependent babies comply with federal law and enact certain guidelines for child welfare. The category of opioids includes a variety of pain medications or other drugs, such as heroin. The legislation does not seek to persecute the mothers of the children, so as not to dissuade parents from allowing their newborns to access appropriate care. The bill passed the committee by voice vote and now heads to the floor of the House of Representatives for its consideration.
“Children who are exposed to illegal substances before they’re born are helpless in avoiding the pain and suffering caused by addiction, and so many infants enter this world without even a fighting chance,” Barletta said. “In fact, every 25 minutes in this country, a baby is born having already been exposed to drugs and suffering from opiate withdrawal. These children will pay the price for something they had absolutely no control over �C something they were defenseless against. That’s why it’s so important we do everything we can to prevent these heartbreaking situations and ensure all children have the protection and care they need.”
“Our nation is facing a growing opioid epidemic that is destroying communities, families, and lives, and some of the most vulnerable children and families are suffering its worst consequences,” said Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman Kline (R-MN). “This bill is an important part of a much broader effort to address the national opioid crisis. The bill will strengthen protections not only for infants exposed to illegal drugs before birth, but for all children in need of help and care. I’m grateful for the leadership of Representatives Barletta and Clark and for their work advancing this critical bipartisan proposal. We have taken an important step to address a real need, and I look forward to advancing these reforms in the weeks ahead.”
This legislation would:
•Require the department of Health and Human Services to review and confirm states have put in place policies required under the 1974 Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA).
•Strengthen protections for infants born with illegal substance exposure by clarifying the intent of safe care plans.
•Improve accountability related to the care of infants and their families by requiring additional information on the incidents of infants born with illegal substance exposure and their care.
•Provide states with best practices for developing plans to keep infants and their caregivers healthy and safe.
・Encourage the use of information made available through other child welfare laws in verifying CAPTA compliance.
CAPTA was enacted in 1974 to coordinate federal efforts to prevent and respond to child abuse and neglect. The law provides states with resources to improve their child protective services systems. In order to receive funds under CAPTA, states are required to assure the Department of Health and Human Services that they have implemented certain child welfare policies. Such policies include requiring health care providers to notify state child protective services agencies when a child is born with prenatal illegal substance exposure, as well as requiring the development of a “safe care plan” to protect these newborns and keep them and their caregivers healthy. A recent Reuters investigation revealed some states are receiving federal funds without having the necessary policies in place, resulting in shocking and deadly consequences.



ECTV Live host David DeCosmo will welcome Laurie Flemming from the West Side Senior's Center to the program during the week of May 2nd to discuss this year's edition of "Seniors Got Talent." The annual talent competition has become a major attraction in Lackawanna County with an increasing number of contestants each year. Laurie will also review many of the programs and services available in the county's Senior Centers. ECTV Live is seen on Comcast channel 29 (61 in some areas) is broadcast three times daily at approximately Noon, 6pm, and Midnight.


This Week on Sunday Magazine
Brian Hughes speaks with Dr. Lori LaCivita from Walden University about motivating the virtual workforce.
Brian speaks with lung specialist Dr. Doreen Adrizzo Harris about Sarcoidosis, and how it can be misdiagnosed.
Magic 93's Frankie in the Morning speaks with representatives from Candy's Place in Forty Fort about their 19th. Annual Rainbow Walk on Saturday May 7 at Kirby Park in Wilkes Barre.
Brian speaks with Olympian Chanda Gunn & Dr. Blanca Vasquez about dealing with Epilepsy.
And Frankie speaks with Krista Somers from the Alzheimers Association about their "Ales for Alzs" fundraiser, coming up on Thursday May 12 at the Leonard Theatre in Scranton.
Sunday Magazine, Sunday morning at 5am on NASH-FM, 93.7, 5:30am on 97BHT, 6am on 97.9X & Sports Radio 590, WARM and 6:25am on Magic 93.


This week's guests are Angela Seibert, Jane Augustine and Scott Long from EOTC Scranton. They'll discuss a program for aiding prisoners re-entering society. Tune in Sunday morning at 6 on 94.3 The Talker; 6:30 on the Game Sports Network 1400/1440 am and 106.7 fm; and at 7:0 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 Mondays. As Ralph Cramden used to say, “It’s a laugh riot!”


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The Milwaukee Bucks win the NBA World Championship, sweeping the Baltimore Bullets in 4 straight games...........Amtrak begins inter-city rail passenger service in the United States…….Ceylonese government promises amnesty for those guerillas who surrender before the end of April….Lt. Governor Earnest Kline says that the State Park system increasing the economy of Pennsylvania visiting the great outdoors……in Luzerne County the candidates square off for the primary for Luzerne County Sheriff. Even though they face primary opposition Democrat Frank Jagodinski and incumbent Joseph Mock seemed destined for a general election faceoff and 45 years ago this week the number one song in LuLac land and America was “Never Can Say Goodbye” by The Jackson 5. 


At 12:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Barletta has picked the right horse but he better be careful he doesn't crash and burn in November with it.
Great song by the Jacksons!!!
Bad prom date? Yep Yonk you hit it.

At 12:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Trump message resonated in an area that has heard it all before. Telling.

How is it "telling" and what are you insinuating. That Obama sold us "hyenas" the same sack o' $&/! And we are so stupid we got sucked in again? That we continue to hear the same criticism of our leaders and finally are responding to someone we think is independent enough to DO something that affects change?
Almost 8 put of 10 in the Lu dragged their butts to the polls, some changing party affiliation, to express their preference as citizens and ALL YOU GOT IS "telling"? Of course the Professor's gone dark so maybe "telling" is all anyone can muster up.
Guess it's time to do some street research and try to get a sense of the tractor trailer bearing down on the status quo Yonk. That's the sound of an air horn - not air brakes.

At 6:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a Sanders supporter... I can't believe how the Democratic party fixed this election.
I am ripping up my voter registration card, I am leaving the democratic party.
I am voting for the maverick Donald Trump in November.

At 8:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have to love John Boehner. He is sending a smoke signal to the others in the establishment that Cruz is not acceptable.
He is correct!

At 10:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Find someone else to love. Boehner is irrelevant. He let everyone run over him - cue "Crosstown Traffic".


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