Thursday, October 13, 2016

The LuLac Edition #3322, October 13th, 2016

(Photo: Eglades)
So NBC News reports that some extreme Donald Trump supporters are trying to figure out a way to repeal the 19th Amendment. The 19th Amendment gives woman the right to vote. 538 reports that if women voted, Hillary would get over 458 Electoral votes.
Their concern is that a disproportionate amount of women are voting for Hillary and not Donald. Jeez, wonder why?

I listened to a caller on Wednesday night on my friend L.A. Tarone’s program with great interest. His caller Mike bemoaned the fact that there was an economic slow down in the company he worked for and told Tarone he had to take a two week layoff because of it. He told the host that he worked in a tractor manufacturing facility.
Mike then told the tale of his encounter with Career Link to sign up for unemployment. He was dismayed that there were so many questions about retraining and the fact that everything was computer oriented.
While he was speaking I thought that maybe that’s the reason for the anger many white men have at government and the economy. The jobs Donald Trump promised will not come back. Everything is computerized. A friend of mine who worked in private industry couldn’t even get a job at Wal Mart because he refused to even learn how to work a computer. Even cashiers at fast food restaurants run a computer screen. Auto mechanics use computers to work on cars.
Mike is fortunate that he will have his job to return to but many of his brethren are still waiting for the muscle might jobs to come back. They spent most of this time in a hold pattern, refusing to reach out to training and new ventures.
Damn straight they’re mad at the companies, NAFTA, business and politicians.
But if they are sitting around waiting for the good old days like my friend was before retirement, (when there was a factory on every Scranton street) it just won’t happen under Trump.
I get they are mad but maybe they should be mad at themselves too..... for not adapting.

Speaker Paul Ryan (Photo: CNN)
Donald Trump, dismayed that Speaker Paul Ryan has told his House members to campaign for themselves made a threat. Trump said that Ryan will have a new job in January if he has anything to do with it.
Trump is correct. Ryan will be the House Minority Leader when Trump drags everyone else down. We can hope.

Candidate for State Representative Bob McDonald. (Times Leader)
Bob McDonald, the candidate for state representative in the 120th House race made this statement regarding local Republicans and Donald Trump.
Where is Pat Toomey? Where is Aaron Kaufer? Or Toohil or Parker or Bobak or Behrens or Heffley? Why are they not standing up like of Ryan, McCain & Romney to the guy who is advocating putting his political opponent in jail like some banana republic dictator? Donald Trump didn’t become the Republican Nominee by himself. Republicans knew right from the very first question in the very first debate from Megan Kelly what he thinks of women. They knew from the very first speech of his campaign that he is a bigot. It is time to ask each and every one of the people seeking to represent you...are you for Donald Trump or are you for America? This is no time to be a coward.
(the longer version would continue)
Mr. Trump has called for the use of nuclear weapons and the expansion of nuclear countries including Saudi Arabia. He is calling for Americans to reject the outcome of this election if it doesn't go his way. He is advocating revolution...not metaphorical revolution but actual revolution. He wants to put his political enemies in prison. He wants to ban any press that is unfavorable. He has called for his supporters to kill Secretary Clinton through second amendment remedies if necessary. He has idolized Vladimir Putin and called for him to mess with the American election. He has enraged his supporters by blaming all their troubles on outsiders. He has called for isolationism. Franciscan theologianRichard Rohr says..."If your ego is still in charge, you will find a disposable person or group on which to project your problems. People who haven’t come to at least a minimal awareness of their own dark side will always find someone else to hate or fear. Hatred holds a group together much more quickly and easily than love and inclusivity”.
Beyond the insults which are too many to list, he is calling for the end of the great American tradition of the peaceful transition of power. That is the great threat Mr. Trump presents if he were to control the military. That is why all former living Presidents both Democrats and Republicans are against him. That is why the last 2 Republican Presidential candidates are saying we must reject him as well as hundreds and hundreds of Republican leaders who are also saying we need to be afraid…be very afraid. Donald Trump is an existential threat to American democracy itself. Why then are people like Pat Toomey and Aaron Kaufer so afraid to stand up and say they are either for him or reject him? Those hiding have two choices. Hide and be a coward or stand and be counted.
For the record…I support Hillary Clinton for President. She is not a perfect choice. She is not as charismatic as some. Secretary Clinton is too guarded. But she is steely. She has the toughest skin of maybe anyone on the planet. She is knowledgeable and respected around the globe. She has fought for women and families her whole life. Is there anyone who doesn’t believe that in her obituary she wants it to say how she changed the world for the better? That is why I support Hillary Rodham Clinton. Eleanor Roosevelt once said…”One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes…and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.” I might be right or I might be wrong but I will not be a coward! I am Bob McDonald and I am the Democratic Nominee for the Pennsylvania General Assembly in the 120th District.

Republican candidate for Treasurer Otto Voit

Otto Voit, candidate for Pennsylvania State Treasurer, rolled out a series of policy initiatives for the State Treasurer's office.
"The State Treasurer oversees our taxpayer dollars. It is the treasurer's responsibility to invest these dollars wisely and make sure our state is on the right fiscal track," Voit said. "These initiatives will help us accomplish that goal. Over the course of the next three weeks, I will be detailing each of these initatives."
"We deserve a treasurer committed to serving the taxpayers of Pennsylvania and not his own political ambition. This is why I have pledged not to run for higher office. The initiatives being rolled out today are another step in creating a state that benefits all Pennsylvanians."
The initiatives are:
- Give It Back Program (for Unclaimed Property)
- HOPE Initiative
- Treasury Investment & Advisory Committees
- Treasury Internship Program
- Financial Literacy Education
- Career Advancement Pathways for Treasury Personnel
- Promote Economic Development
- PA Treasury Simplification
- Treasury Payment Analytics Research Group
Details for each initiative can be found on Voit's website at:


Blake on the stump. 
 His brother Connor dressed up to for the event. (Photo: Facebook) 
Blake Pribula has become a social media star. The son of P.J. and Lisa Pribula attended the Trump rally the other night along with brother Connor.
This campaign has not only excited the popular base but also young people. 
Trust me he will remember this all his life. Hope he remembers it well.


 Mike Onley (Citizen's Voice)
Today marks the third anniversary of the death of Mike Onley. He was also known as Dee- Jay Mo. He was shot to death in Wilkes Barre while walking a friend to her car. The murder to this date has been unsolved. 
Mike sat across from me at work. He is still missed. Just as much as the justice that is missing from this case. 


The Wilkes Barre/Scranton Penguins open the 2016-17 season this Saturday in Primetime on WYOU-TV!
The Pens face off against the Hartford Wolf Pack at 7pm.
Last season, our Pens went deep into the playoffs before being knocked out by the Hershey Bears.
Pittsburgh Penguins’ call-ups to their Stanley Cup winning team included Matt Murray, Brian Rust, Conor Sheary and Tom Kuhnhackel.
See tomorrow’s NHL stars today.


This week's guest is business consultant Marty Wolff discussing the area's employment climate. Tune in Sunday morning at 6 on 94.3 The Talker; 6:30 on NEPA Sports Radio The Game 1400/1440 and and 106.7 fm; and at &;30 on 105 The River.


This Week on Sunday Magazine
Brian Hughes speaks with James May and Michael Taluto from PENNDOT about next week's Teen Driving Forum, as well as the winding down of road construction season, and the onset of Winter preparation efforts.
And Brian speaks with Dr. Andrew Newkirch about Digital Eye Fatigue, brought about by too much TV and digital device viewing.
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.


ECTV Live will feature a discussion with Gary Drapek of the United Way of Lackawanna County. ECTV Live is seen on Comcast channel 19 (61 in some areas) and is seen three times daily throughout the week.


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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The U.S. conducts an underground nuclear weapon test at the Nevada Test Site......20,000 Leagues Under the Sea-Submarine Voyage opens at Disney's Magic Kingdom.....Classic British TV drama series Upstairs, Downstairs is shown for the first time on ITV.

In the Commonwealth the 1971 World Series matched the defending champions Orioles against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Game 4, played in Pittsburgh, was the first-ever World Series game scheduled to be played at night…in Scranton a Judicial race heats up between James Walsh former Mayor of Scranton and Attorney George Yavorek and 45 years ago the number one song in America and LuLac land was . “Theme from Shaft” by Isaac Hayes


At 8:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just put my tin foil cap on.. it really, really seems to be that Trump is a plant to give the election to Hillary, get the dems majority in the house and maybe the senate and bring down the republican party.
At least I hope he is a plant can't believe someone other than Steve Corbett is this much of an asshole.

At 7:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

John and Nancy were discussing the possibility of Trump starting a news network with Brietbart CEO when he loses the election. They were pondering what it would be named. I think he will call it the Cable News Network Of Trump CNNT - the news you just want to grab

At 3:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bob McDonald blah blah blah... you are in a race for state office; while admirable to denounce the swine, I really don't care if you, or any other state office holder or candidate supports him.
Focus on state issues, or drop off the ballot.
You lost my vote.

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

Did not go to the talkers thing, but watched a bit of the FB stream... That Sue Henry is one fine.................(edited)

At 9:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just curious; I have noticed a lack of commenters here on LuLac. What used to be a site for vibrant multi-focal conversations now seems to be a place where you simply "Talk" at people.
Are you simply not approving comments?
Or, has there been a lack of people taking the time to comment? If so, what do you attribute that to - over zealous moderation, lack of readership, or election burnout?
Have you considered removing the comment moderation feature and allowing a free flow of dialogue? Even if nasty, dialogue can spur action of the thoughtful.

At 7:33 PM, Blogger David Yonki said...


Just curious; I have noticed a lack of commenters here on LuLac. What used to be a site for vibrant multi-focal conversations now seems to be a place where you simply "Talk" at people.
Are you simply not approving comments?

I’m approving comments but nixing more than I approve. But the comments aren’t what they used to be. I lost three regular posters in the last year and wish they were alive to see this election. Their hits spurred a lot of debate. And Lord knows where the Professor went.

Or, has there been a lack of people taking the time to comment?

I do see a decline in comments but a real uptick in readership with my daily page view stats.

If so, what do you attribute that to - over zealous moderation, lack of readership, or election burnout?

I think you have two out of three, like I mentioned readership is way up. I think though that many vent through Facebook.

Have you considered removing the comment moderation feature and allowing a free flow of dialogue? Even if nasty, dialogue can spur action of the thoughtful.

I will consider it and see how it goes. I’ll let you know when the floodgates open BUT because it is my site, I reserve the right to edit.
Great questions and thanks for reading.


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