Tuesday, August 02, 2016

The LuLac Edition #3266, August 2nd, 2016


I find it astounding that there are many people who support Donald Trump that appear to be giving Hillary Clinton credit for messaging items about Donald Trump in the news. 

As Virgil Sollozo said in “The Godfather” “You think too much of me kid. I am not that clever.”
All the things that the media is talking about are things Donald Trump said. Let me list just a few statements:

“What I won't do is take in two hundred thousand Syrians who could be ISIS.

When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're not sending you. They're not sending you. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people

"I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn't lose any voters, okay? It's, like, incredible." –Donald Trump, speaking at a rally in Sioux Center, Iowa as the audience laughed.

There were people that were cheering on the other side of New Jersey, where you have large Arab populations. They were cheering as the World Trade Center came down." –Donald Trump, making an unfounded accusation regarding the 9/11 attacks

"He’s not a war hero. He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured." –Donald Trump on John McCain

"You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever." –Donald Trump, insulting Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly over questions she asked during the first Republican primary debate.

"I will be the greatest jobs president that God ever created."

"All of the women on 'The Apprentice' flirted with me – consciously or unconsciously. That's to be expected." –Donald Trump.

"I don't think Ivanka would do that, although she does have a very nice figure. I've said if Ivanka weren't my daughter, perhaps I'd be dating her." –Donald Trump, when asked how he would react if Ivanka posed for Playboy.

"The beauty of me is that I'm very rich.

These quotes didn’t even cover the latest ones about a deceased veteran’s father’s anguish and an acceptance of a Purple Heart medal from a well meaning soldier.
Trump made these statements, they weren’t generated by the media. They just covered them. The GOP right and Trump cult members think the media ng them and The Donald hell. Well to quote Harry Truman, 
 "I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell."

Wilkes Barre City Council woman Beth Gilbert. (Times Leader.com)
City Council member from District C Beth Gilbert will propose and introduce an anti discrimination ordinance next week at Council in Wilkes-Barre for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
The city along with Pittston as well as a few others will join this part of the 21st century. Hopefully. It’s a good idea but there most likely will be some blow back. Gilbert has been criticized for posting messages in Spanish by people complaining that their ancestors got no help to learn English when they were immigrants.
Bullshit. They did. At the turn of the 20th century thee were classes for immigrants to learn at least a modicum of English.
Gilbert hopes that the ordinance would provide afforded equal opportunity for employment, housing and the use of public accommodations, and to have equal access to post secondary schools.
On her Face book page Gilbert wrote:
I have always felt that it is better to be proactive rather than reactive. I think it is better to try to prevent problems from ever occurring, rather than solving them after the fact. This piece of legislation that I am introducing is no different. While we may already have an Anti-Discrimination on the books, it does not cover discrimination in regards to ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, or the use of guide animals and/or mechanical aids. Wilkes-Barre currently has no policy in place to help protect LGBT rights. In other words, you can still be fired, evicted, or denied services with no legal recourse in the city of Wilkes-Barre. This ordinance will also put into place a Human Relations Commission that will hear any cases of discrimination in related to the aforementioned topics and topics that are already on the books.
While many people do not hear of discriminatory action taking place in Wilkes-Barre, I think it is naive to believe that it does not occur. This ordinance will not only help to deter acts of discrimination, but it will also give those who experience such discrimination a fair arena to discuss and have fair expediency in dealing with these matters. I am happy to be introducing this ordinance to my fellow council members and asking for their support in the hopes of providing everyone in our city with equal opportunity. It is something that I have been working on for quite awhile. Let us help move Wilkes-Barre forward to provide better lives for all of our residents.

Otto Voit. (Photo: Voit website).
GOP candidate for State Treasurer Otto Voit announced this week the support of three generals. This past week, three retired generals, William Lynch, Mario Montero and Walter Stewart penned a letter to fellow veterans discussing our need for integrity and accountability in Harrisburg.
Here is the letter:

Dear Friend,

As veterans of the United States Armed Forces, thank you for your selfless service to our nation. You know the true meaning of public service and understand the importance of principled leadership. For this reason, we are proud to introduce you to Otto Voit, candidate for Pennsylvania State Treasurer.
Otto's record of military service displays not only his dedication to our country but also the integrity and accountability that Harrisburg needs. He has served our nation as an Army Captain, a member of the 101st Airborne Division, and in the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm. Now, he wishes to bring the same integrity, honesty, and commitment that he displayed on the battlefield to our broken state government bureaucracy.
With nearly 30 years of experience in the fields of finance, accounting, and operations coupled with his commitment to serving others, there is no one better for the job of State Treasurer. He will ensure that our State Treasury is scrubbed of corruption so that it will actually serve you, the taxpayer, rather than hide government waste and abuse.
Otto has already proposed steps to bring transparency to the Treasury Department. If elected State Treasurer, he will implement his user-friendly web portal PACheckbook.com. This website offers Pennsylvanians the opportunity to view every detail of spending subsidies and tax expenditures for all state government entities. Positive changes like PACheckbook.com will define Otto's term as Treasurer; he will help bring accountability and integrity to Harrisburg as he answers this new call to service.
We need principled leadership in our nation, and electing state leaders who have values rather than empty promises is the first step toward better governance. Fellow veterans, we ask you to join us and support Otto Voit this fall - he is the only candidate with both extensive experience and a history of serving others.
If you want to help a fellow veteran restore integrity to state government, please call (484) 938-8648. You can also check out www.OttoVoit.com, follow Otto on Facebook and Twitter (@VoitForPA), and help us introduce Otto to our great Commonwealth.


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