Thursday, May 12, 2016

The LuLac Edition #3208, May 12th, 2016

Trump in Washington meeting his new “friends”. (Photo: CNN)
The vaunted meeting between Donald Trump and House speaker Paul Ryan was today. Most politicos waited with baited breath and thought they'd see fireworks. Instead we witnessed a burning ember.
Trump was polite and gave Ryan the full personality treatment. Ryan told people he was impressed with that.
Ryan for his part had to walk a fine line because he has his own ambitions for the future. But for the present he can't alienate the Trump base to protect his House Majority. With trump having an effect on the down ballot in the negative, Ryan can't afford to run off those supporters.
Even Lindsay Graham said nice things about Trump.
Ryan has not given The Donald a great big kiss yet but today started with a meeting of the minds and a pledge to get along. Look for Ryan to make the move. By June.
But one thing is evident, the GOP insiders have seen Trump doesn't have horns.

CRUZ IN 2018

So Texas Senator Ted Cruz has filed papers for reelection in 2018. Cruz and his presidential hopes were dashed by Donald Trump but many were surprised he was one of the last people standing.
There are reasons why Cruz as well Marco Rubio came up short but I think a big reason is the fact that they are one term Junior Senators. Even though Barack Obama has done good things as President, legislatively he had a learning curve. Personally even without Trump, I think voters would be reluctant to take a flyer on another one term Junior senator.

Luzerne County Council member Tim McGinley (Photo: LuLac archives)
A list is being made about the vote Luzerne County Council member Tim McGinley to make Dave Pedri the new County Manager. Pedri's wife donated to McGInley's last council run. There are people saying McGinley should have abstained from voting. If he did there would not be the necessary votes to pick a manager.
Look even though this is a new form of government, it is still fueled by politics. McGinley has proven himself as a Council member. Who wouldn't want to give him money?
There was no quid pro quo because when the contribution was made Bob Lawton was still in charge. And if anyone thinks McGinley is going to be swayed by two hundred bucks just doesn't know the guy.
Perhaps the County Council should strengthen the Ethics Committee to prevent this from happening again but for now it's water under a bridge that was already built. 

Representative Matt Cartwright (Photo: LuLac archives)
Earlier this month, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright brought some good news to the airport in Avoca.
“I am pleased that the FAA has shown a commitment to improving the safety of our aviation infrastructure,” Rep. Cartwright said. “Not only will these funds improve the safety and service for aviation passengers in northeastern Pennsylvania, but they will also promote much-needed job growth in our local economy. I applaud the grant recipients for their vision and commitment to improving the safety of AVP.”
This project will fund rehabilitation of 8,885 feet of the existing Taxiways B and D needed to maintain structural integrity of the pavements.

Your blog editor, Congressman Lou Barletta and broadcast legend L.A. Tarone. (Photo: LuLac archives).
In a rare unanimous vote, the U.S. House of Representatives today passed legislation fromCongressman Lou Barletta (PA-11) protecting opioid-addicted newborns and their caregivers. 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 child protective services comply with federal law and enact certain guidelines for the welfare of children exposed to opioids. 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 House by a bipartisan, unanimous vote of 421-to-0.
“Every 25 minutes in America, a baby is born suffering from opioid withdrawal. It’s an eye-opening statistic, and the more you consider what it really means, the more tragic it becomes,” Barletta said. “Every 25 minutes, a child enters the world having already been exposed to drugs. Every 25 minutes, a newborn has to pay the price for something he or she was defenseless against. Every 25 minutes, another infant becomes a victim of the national opioid crisis. These are the victims this bill will help protect.”
“Through a number of commonsense measures, this bill strengthens protections for infants born with illegal substance exposure, improves accountability related to the care of infants and their families, and ensures states will have best practices for developing plans to keep infants and their caregivers healthy and safe,” Barletta said. “These are commonsense reforms we should all embrace. By working together and advancing this legislation, we help ensure these children, mothers, and their families have the help they need and the care they deserve.”
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.


With co-hosts David DeCosmo and Rusty Fender absent for a week, ECTV Live Director Mark Migilore has promised to select a "Best Of" program to run during the week ofMay 16th. ECTV Live is seem three times daily on Comcast channel 19 (61 in some areas) and is devoted to public events and services in northeastern Pennsylvania.


This Week on Sunday Magazine
Brian Hughes speaks with Matt & Bridget Purcell about the 4th annual Pat Purcell Run/Walk in memory of their father, coming up on Saturday June 4th at Nay Aug Park in Scranton.
Magic 93's Frankie in the Morning speaks with representatives from the Scranton Cultural Center about their upcoming Summer Camp for kids.
And an encore of Brian's interview with Terry Martin from Mederi Cosmetics on how taking care of your skin can make you feel better in the inside, as well as the outside.
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 guest will be James May from PennDOT. Tune in Sunday morning at 6 on 94.3 The Talker; 6:30 on The Game Sports Radio Network 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 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.


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.


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