Thursday, July 21, 2016

The LuLac Edition #3255, July 22nd, 2016

Ted and Don. (Photo:
Too bad they didn’t reconcile and run with each other. Both Donald Trump and Red Cruz were made for each other. Cruz gave a stem-winder of a speech but never endorsed Trump. By the middle of the speech the delegates started to go nuts. I was listening on the radio and had no idea how pissed they were until I saw it on video. Later it was reported that the delegates were coached by organizers from the Trump campaign.
If the Trump people thought Cruz was going to endorse, they were delusional. Why invite him at all? Cruz played his card, it was a risk but if Trump loses, Cruz will have his segment of supporters who will be there with him. Everybody thinks he is dead politically, not me.
In the meantime, the anger exhibited by the GOP delegates again reminds me of the 1964 convention when Barry Goldwater’s supporters booed Nelson Rockefeller. That was also seen on national TV.
It should be noted Goldwater carried 6 states.

Chris Christie went to prosecute Hillary Clinton the other night and was quite effective. But if he is to have a long term political career and not just become a mere historical footnote, his inciting of the crowd the other night reminded me of Pontius Pilate on steroids. While Pilate did everything he could to get J.C. off the hook, Christie just basked in the glow of the GOP appetite for blood.
It played well in the hall but middle America was watching.

A few gems from the geniuses who call talk radio in this area. First it was said that the Democrats will promote Soviet style Marxism.
Really, if you are a Democrat are you promoting check points?
Can you travel from one state to another without being stopped? Is there a limit on your income?
Do people come in the middle of the night, roust you and take your possessions?
Do they try to stop you from voting? (Wait Mike Turzai tried that but he’s not a Democrat?
Are you in food lines?
Then there was the person who said that CNN was in existence only because of Gloria Vanderbilt’s money. Anderson Cooper is Vanderbilt’s son so sure this 92 year gal is running the show, heyna? Whew.
I turned it off and put on a Paul Simon CD. Life is too short.


So the other night two people lost their lives in an altercation at the Luzerne County prison. Timothy Gilliam, 27, was in jail because he didn't register as a sex offender under Megan's Law.
Kristopher Moules 24 just started his career as a Corrections Officer in September of last year. The two crashed into an elevator door falling to their deaths.
There are news reports that say the County was warned about some security problems before this incident. County Manager Dave Pedri said that the government will work to ensure this doesn’t happen again. He also said the county needs to look at a new prison.
A few things here. The Council should look into the reports that there were issues before this accident. Granting that hindsight is 20/20, there should at least be an inquiry. Pedri mentioned that there was a need for a new County prison. Most likely true.
But given the debt the county is still under, I hope that it is well planned out and there is no rush to do something as a reaction to this tragedy. This County and its taxpayers are already strapped.
Moules was a native of the area and played High School baseball for the Valley West Spartans. Gilliam was originally from New Jersey, had numerous incidents with the law and had a child living in Sherman Hills.
While I mourn for the families, I wonder what Pedri was thinking when he said the prison should be named after Moules. I understand if he made the comment in the heat of the moment but to suggest you name a prison for a person not even buried yet in a prison not even built is just odd. While well intentioned, it is not the crisis temperament needed in such an incident.



ECTV Live hosts Rusty Fender, David DeCosmo, and Director Mark Migilore welcome Red Cross Director Bill Goldsworthy to the program during the week of July 25th to discuss the services and needs of the organization in our area. 
 ECTV Live is seen on Comcast cable channel 19 (61 in some parts of the region) and is broadcast three times daily (generally Noon, 6pm, and Midnight) through the week.


This week's guest is Nezka Pfeifer, Curator of the Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science and Art in Scranton. 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.


This Week on Sunday Magazine
Brian Hughes speaks with Bob Valiante about the 2016 Scranton Catholic Charismatic Conference, coming up next weekend at the University of Scranton.
An encore of Brian's interview with Karla Porter from ARC of Luzerne County about their TRACE program.
And Brian speaks with Dr. David Rubin & Ethan about drawing awareness to IBD, inflammatory Bowel Disease.
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.


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.


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Apollo 15 (carrying astronauts David Scott, Alfred Worden, and James Irwin) is launched, with the intention of landing on the surface of the moon……The United Kingdom opts out of the Space Race, with the cancellation of its Black Arrow launch vehicle…in Pennsylvania Auditor General Robert P. Casey Senior says he will definitely run for a second term….in Lackawanna County Democrats line up behind the ticket of Luger and Pettinato for Commissioner and 45 years ago the number one song in America was  “Sooner or Later” by The Grass Roots.


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