The LuLac Edition #3274, August 11th, 2016
"When he suggested that 'The Second Amendment People' can stop Hillary Clinton he crossed a line with dangerous potential,” Rather wrote in his post Tuesday night. "By any objective analysis, this is a new low and unprecedented in the history of American presidential politics. This is no longer about policy, civility, decency or even temperament. This is a direct threat of violence against a political rival. It is not just against the norms of American politics, it raises a serious question of whether it is against the law. If any other citizen had said this about a Presidential candidate, would the Secret Service be investigating?"
The Trump campaign said this, “It’s called the power of unification — 2nd Amendment people have amazing spirit and are tremendously unified, which gives them great political power. And this year, they will be voting in record numbers, and it won’t be for Hillary Clinton, it will be for Donald Trump,” senior communications adviser Jason Miller said in the statement.
Rather continued in his post: "Candidate Trump will undoubtedly issue an explanation; some of his surrogates are already engaged in trying to gloss it over, but once the words are out there they cannot be taken back. That is what inciting violence means. To anyone who still pretends this is a normal election of Republican against Democrat, history is watching. And I suspect its verdict will be harsh."
Toward the end of his statement, Rather highlighted a quote from former president Abraham Lincoln's inaugural address: "We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature."
Trump has once more stepped on a golden opportunity to go on the attack for the Clinton e mails regarding the Clinton Foundation. Trump also had a “meeting” with the Secret Service which he denied and the Democrats are off to the races with this.
In a different time, Walter Cronkite, Rather’s predecessor opined that there seemed to be end to the Vietnam War that would be a good outcome for the country. The Johnson supporters deserted him.
But the Trump supporters are just standing by their man. (Source: LuLac, CNN Money).
Remember when we told you last week about Katrina Pierson, chief spokesperson for the Trump campaign? Well she’s at it again this time saying that if Clinton was elected, what Trump predicted would indeed happen.
Two family members said they were filing a lawsuit against Hillary Clinton for the deaths of their loved ones in the Benghazi attack. The parents of Tyrone Woods and Sean Smith basically have no grounds and they will be damn lucky if they don’t get bumped for a frivolous lawsuit. Here’s why:
1. The plaintiffs would have to prove that Clinton had knowledge of the time, location and exact place where the people who died were at the time in the embassy.
2. Malice. They would have to prove that she wanted them dead.
3. If they are depending on the hacked e mails, they’d have to get a specific e mail proving Clinton was at fault and thus the e mail caused the attack.
4. The lie. This is hysterical. The family members say that Clinton lied to them when she said there was a video that was the reason for the attack. But she said never said that to them, they overheard it. Even if she said it, it was her opinion and that is protected by defamation laws. The parents are saying that Clinton called them liars by implication. Thus they were defamed.
Let me repeat one more time, the Benghazi tragedy was in fact that, the further politicizing of those four deaths to defend and promote Donald Trump is downright sad and pathetic.
The SAFER program is comprised of two activities: the Hiring Activity and the Recruitment and Retention of Volunteer Firefighters Activity.
The grant will allow the City of Wilkes-Barre Fire Department to retain 6 firefighters who were scheduled to be “laid off.” The retention award covers salaries and benefits for a two-year period. The SAFER program does not have a match requirement.
“I am pleased to announce that FEMA has awarded this vital grant to the Wilkes-Barre City Fire Department that will allow the department to keep these 6 firefighters on the job,” said Rep. Cartwright, a member of the Congressional Fire Caucus. “Our firefighters put their lives on the line every day to ensure the safety of our local communities. This federal funding is essential and will allow the fire department to retain hard-working people.”
The SAFER program provides approximately $340 million in competitive grants to fire departments and statewide or local volunteer firefighter support groups. No less than ten percent (10%) of the funding must be awarded for Recruitment and Retention activities and no less than ten percent (10%) must be awarded to volunteer or mostly volunteer fire departments for hiring firefighters.
The area around Lake Wallenpaupack is geared up for the annual "Wally Fest" and Keith Williams from the Lake Information center will have all the details as he joins hosts David DeCosmo and Rusty Fender, and Director Mark Migilore on ECTV Live during the week of August 15th.
This week's guests are James May, PennDOT Regional Press Director and Gabrielle Alberigi, ESTI. They'll discuss current projects and back-to-school driving laws. Tune in Sunday morning at 6 on 94.3 The Talker; 6:30 on NEPA's Sports Radio 1400/1440 am and 106.7 fm; and at 7:30 on 105 The River
SUE HENRY’S SPECIAL EDITION
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. www.105theriver.net www.doowopsockhop.net.
Camden, New Jersey erupts in race riots following the beating death of a Puerto Rican motorist by city police. Looting and arson occurred. This is a turning point in Camden's decline to one of the poorest and highest-crime municipalities in the United States. Camden was, however, the site of a 1949 shooting rampage by Howard Unruh, considered by some to be the first mass murderer in the United States. The riots result in the demise of Camden's Sears and A&P branches. Also in 1971,
Philadelphia International Records is established, with Camden native Leon Huff as co-founder…
In New York City, 40,000 attend The Concert for Bangladesh…..J. C. Penney debuts its trademark Helvetica word mark which has been used ever since. The South Pacific Forum (SPF) is established. A lunar eclipse lasting 1 hour, 40 minutes, and 4 seconds is observed….in Pennsylvania Governor Milton Shapp charts a plan to establish Senior Centers throughout all of the state’s 67 counties, in Wilkes Barre incumbent County Commissioner Ethel Price gets the endorsement of the County GOP and 45 years ago the number one song in LuLac land and America was .”Take Me Home, Country Roads” by John Denver.