Thursday, June 30, 2016

The LuLac Edition #3238, June 30th, 2016

The Pennsylvania State Budget will pass on time this year. As we write this an accord is just about done. You might be asking why the Governor and the Legislature came to an agreement this year on time when last year it took 9 months. Here's why:
1. This year the sitting Democratic Governor is hosting his party's convention and he doesn't want the state government to give outsiders the wrong impression.
2. The Legislators overfed and overpaid all will be running for re-election. Most people blamed them last year, not the Governor for that 9 month impasse. This year is an election year and there will be great chest thumping going on.
But wait, for those in need of budget drama, look to next year when no one is up for re-election.

I laugh when I get these fundraising appeals from Congressmen and Senators raising money for re-election. The e mail is framed to coincide with the quarterly closing reports. Maybe if thee guys would just contact the relatives of the people they've hired that might work out better. I need a new delete button.


I was watching the news the other night and saw the big dust up at the Wyoming Area School Board meeting. Apparently the Board wants to set a uniform dress code that would fall in line with other district. They also want to ban cell phones from kids in the school saying that might eliminate kids cheating on tests and preventing them from posting dirty stuff on Facebook and other Social Media platforms.
Te reaction was hysterical. There were a handful of students there who said some incoherent things. Then there was one mom who screamed loudly “I just won’t do it, I can’t afford it”. Another mom said that the district is not enforcing the rules it has now so why bother putting new ones in.
A few points. First the mom who said she couldn’t afford the new dress code mystified me. A pair of khakis and sports shorts are not expensive uniforms. You don’t need a designer or anything fancy. Plus a uniform dress code equals the playing field socially for the kids. In one of my previous lifetimes I worked with kids and poor kids get shit if they don’t have the latest styles. Or God forbid if they wore the same thing to school the next day. Maybe someone should take Ms. Loudmouth shopping sometime.
The other point is about enforcing the rules. People in Public Education are scared to death to do anything because of parents who want to take them to a higher court with any regulation that will hurt the feelings of their little darlings. Is it any wonder why teachers are strapped in their efforts to teach anyone when the parents openly and in some cases ignorantly defy the people running the show?
I’ll bet dollars to donuts that the people complaining didn’t even vote. But I digress.
When I was in second grade the pastor of the school I went to mandated that he wanted all the boys to wear white suits for Communion. This broke like a fifty year tradition. The parents were not happy. There were meetings but the rule stood.
And I wore a white suit that I only used once for Communion. Granted it was a private school but that was the mandate. No one screamed, yelled or defied the decision. There was a thing called respect for the institution. Not now.
The school board will hear “I’m against it” and when they say it loud, proud and in most cases without reason.


The Supreme Court on Monday threw out a Texas abortion access law. That was a victory to supporters of abortion rights who argued it would have shuttered all but a handful of clinics in the state.
The 5-3 ruling is the most significant decision from the Supreme Court on abortion in two decades and could serve to deter other states from passing so-called "clinic shutdown" laws. Texas had put onerous regulations on clinics that essentially shut down clinics.
What this means during this election cycle is that with Kennedy joining the liberal wing on this issue, it gave a signal that a majority would favor not hampering a woman’s ability to get an abortion no matter who wins the election.


Did you see Donald Trump’s statement on trade the other day? He used the word rape four or five times in explaining how this country got the short end of the trade deals. Why he used that word which denotes a violent act against humanity to describe the economy is an insight into his maturity and lack of class.


So it appears that there are not going to be any GOP heavy hitters at the convention in Cleveland. Numerous GOP candidates are sitting this one out. Ted Cruz will be in town, John Kasick as the sitting Governor has to be there but he’s not giving out any information on his plans. Who will the media interview? Trump’s minions, maybe Trump, Lou Barletta and Tom Marino. With all due respect, “Thems are slim pickings”.



They are all kinds of programs and activities on tap at the Pittston Library this summer. And this week on ECTV Live Noelle Kozak from the library joins David DeCosmo, Rusty Fender and Director Mark Migilore to talk about what the library has to offer.
ECTV Live can be seen on Comcast channel 19 (61 in some areas). It airs three times daily throughout the week!


This Week on Sunday Magazine
Magic 93's Frankie in the Morning speaks with representatives from PENNDOT about Fourth of July holiday safety on the roads and on the water.
Brian Hughes speaks with Karla Porter from the ARC of Luzerne County about their TRACE program, to help place people with special needs into the workforce.
Frankie speaks with Chris Ostrowski from Candy's Place about their benefit Fashion Show, coming up on Sunday July 10 at the Woodlands Inn & Resort.
And Brian speaks with Rebecca Barsch from Northeastern Mutual about why a vast number of Americans are feeling financial anxiety.
Sunday Magazine, Sunday morning at 5am on NASH FM, 93-7, 5:30am on 97BHT, 6am on 97.9X and Sports Radio 590, WARM and 6:25am on Magic 93.


This week's guest is Bruce Spencer from Equines for Freedom, horse therapy for veterans. Tune in Sunday morning at 6 on 94.3 The Talker; 6:30 on NEPA's Sports Radio-The Game 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. . The show will run Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. on WILK, and on KRZ, Froggy and Max 102 early Sunday morning.


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.


Our 1971 logo
Britain announces that Soviet space scientist Anatoli Fedoseyev has been granted political asylum…………….Merrill Lynch becomes the second Wall Street firm to go public……The action film Le Mans, starring Steve McQueen, is released…………A paper in Nature by John Vane and Priscilla Piper puts forward evidence that aspirin and similar drugs work by inhibiting the release of prostaglandin…. Concert promoter Bill Graham closes the legendary Fillmore East, which first opened on 2nd Avenue (between 5th and 6th Streets) in New York City on March 8, 1968…..Senator Mike Gravel attempts to read the Pentagon Papers into the Congressional Record. A lack of a quorum prevents the Senate from convening. As chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Public Buildings and Grounds, Gravel convenes a meeting of subcommittee and spends an hour reading part of the Pentagon Papers into the record. After a successful mission aboard Salyut 1, the world's first manned space station, the crew of the Soyuz 11 spacecraft are killed when their air supply leaks out through a faulty valve….

in Pennsylvania Governor Shapp promotes state parks as perfect vacation spots for the Fourth of July….in Pittston WPTS Radio conducts a contest called “Disc Jockey for a day. 

Two people who were picked was your blog editor as well as a minister’s kid from Scranton Tim Kidwell. Kidwell later went on to become Tm Karlson. 

And forty five years ago this week Tim Kidwell, aka Tim Carlson talked up the post at the old 1540 AM on this week’s number one hit from '71  “It’s Too Late” by Carole King. 


At 8:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uniforms for the youth. Funny how much liberals sound like fasicsts

At 11:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

- And the beat goes on: Starting to look like the Dems may not have a presidential candidate at their convention. So if not Hillary, who? Biden? Bernie?

How about this? The Loretta Lunch meeting exposes even more Clinton corruption and her campaign goes into a death spiral. OBama orchestrates a way for him to run for a third term. Constitution? He doesn't care and it appears neither do most of our elected representatives.

I will vote Trump and any Republican running for the Senate and House that support Trump. SCOTUS counts.

At 12:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dave, Tim Karlson talked up Carole King's song, which one did they let you do on WPTS?

At 12:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Da youth ALREADY have uniforms and they enforce compliance from within. Parents and society gave that power up generations ago so any attempt to take it back will be met with resistance and claims of being facist.
Come on folks admit that you notice similar "fashion" concepts when observing da youth at school and other gatherings. Then look at any college campus, factory, call center, hi tech campus, bank, etc. and suddenly you will see uniforms.
I am more concerned about the mediocrity of the school, any school. Disruptions must be effectively minimized.

At 8:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Disruptions must be effectively minimized. " and individuality and free thought must be squashed. All must succumb to the will of the whole. Right dear leader?

At 9:13 PM, Blogger David Yonki said...

Dave, Tim Karlson talked up Carole King's song, which one did they let you do on WPTS?


They let us talk up one post only, read a news headline and the weather. I chose Beverly Bremmers' "Don't Say You Don't Remember".

At 10:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

CLASSROOM disruptions! So learning can take place. 20 years ago my classroom was regularly disrupted when the same student would stand up and yell: mother$@?!er! while my back was turned illustrating something on the board. This continued for at leasr 3 months. Then one day he was "signed out" of school. The students never recovered the lost opportunity.
This has nothing to do with free thought and I don't know how you jumped to that conclusion.


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