Monday, October 24, 2016

The LuLac Edition #3330, October 24th, 2016

Former Attorney Genera Kathleen Kane (Photo:
The saga of Kathleen Kane came in an ignominious end today when she was sentenced to 23 months in prison. Four years ago this month, Kane was riding the wave to election as the first elected woman Attorney General as well as the first Democratic Attorney General since the state made that office an elected one in 1980.
Kane was sentenced to 10 to 23 months in prison for committing multiple felonies stemming from a politically motivated act of retribution. Kane asked for leniency and house arrest. However the prosecution said she tarnished the office of the Attorney General. She was led off to the Montgomery County jail in handcuffs but posted the $75,000 cash bail. She is free on her own recognizance.
There are many who say Kane should be given house arrest. Even Steve Cornbett and l.A. Tarone who were her fiercest critics on WILK. But there are many I spoke with who felt that as AG she was elected to uphold the law. I agree. What is sad to me is that the wounds she suffered were all self inflicted. This didn’t need to happen because Kane who reached the highest of legal heights in the Commonwealth felt the need to get even in a childish and petty move that not only burned her but led to her downfall.
WIP in Philadelphia reports that she will appeal.


It just took 43 minuses on L.A. Tarone’s program to tonight until his posse started to say that what Kathleen Kane did was “nuthin’” compared to what Hillary Clinton did. Again, half ass references to wikileaks, the Clinton foundation and the fact (that Tarone pointed out) that Clinton was never charged with anything.
Yet those callers KNOW IT ALL, heyna?

Athena Smith Ford (Photo: Facebook)
For any of you who attended our early blogfests or are familiar with the work of the Pennsylvania Health Access Network, I am very sorry to report that Athena Smith Ford passed away on Sunday morning. Smith Ford was injured many months ago and was battling to regain the life that she knew. She fought hard but unfortunately lost that battle surrounded by her family and friends.
I first met her at one of the blogfests and we started talking about religion and systems of belief and non belief. Then we spoke about health care and the impact on people in need, It was enlightening and gave me hope that the future would be populated by people of her passion, integrity and knowledge. But fate had other ideas.
To her family, especially her brother Austin who was a regular attendee with her in those days, (and other family members and friends) our heart goes out to you. She will be missed and also fondly remembered.


The fallout from the Donald Trump rally earlier this month continues. As you know Comedy Central’s Daily Show reporter Jordan Klepper  did a report and interviewed some of the local color. A few years ago former Luzerne County Commissioner and former CEO of the Wilkes Barre Chamber of Commerce Todd Vonderheid said that the reason why Wilkes Barre can’t get Fortune 500 companies to come here is because the workers were not very skilled. This blog roundly criticized Vonderheid at the time.
But after seeing this behavior, I think I owe Mr. Vonderheid an apology. What business leader wants to deal with the “ignorant but proud” mentality exhibited here?
I saw a Letter to the Editor published this week from a local resident. Read her thoughts and then take a peek at the video and you’ll see what I mean., The author of the letter is Gaby Richards from Wilkes Barre.


One million two hundred thousand. That is how many people watched Comedy Central’s video in just one hour from outside the Trump rally at Mohegan Sun Arena last Monday. As a product of the Wilkes-Barre Area School District and someone who called NEPA home for 21 years, I am not only embarrassed but sickened by the language used in this video.
One million two hundred thousand people listened to men suggest that they too would like to “grope women” the way Donald Trump has and women suggest that they will still vote for him, regardless, because “boys will be boys.”
If you share those same views and accept this language as commonplace, I ask you to internalize the following: According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, every 109 seconds, someone is sexually assaulted in the United States; women are assaulted nine times out of 10.
Let’s get a few things straight:
“All boys talk like that” is not a justification for sexual assault.
“Well, she is worse” is not a justification for sexual assault.
“Bill Clinton did worse” is not a justification for sexual assault.
I ask everyone reading this to think about this over the next few days: Is this how you would want your daughter to be treated? Is this how you would like your wife to be talked about “in a locker room?” Would you like your sister, wife or daughter to be touched without consent? Is this how you would like your future son-in-law to talk about your daughter while he is out with his friends? Is this how you would like your son to talk about women?
If you said yes to any of those questions, by all means, vote for the misogynistic, bigoted, sexist, orange TV star running for president of the United States
If you said no, well ... you know what to do.
Gabby Richards
(Citizen's Voice) 
Here's the video!


At 7:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yonki ... Yonki ... Yonki!!!!!

At 7:59 AM, Anonymous YF&PSP said...

Kane, in my opinion, should have been given house arrest. Her "crimes" were once again and example of criminalizing politics for political retribution.
What she did may have been illegal, but it was not, nor will it continue to be, uncommon. She was singled out because she went after the powerful and because she is a woman.
It is sad that a female judge did not see this, or her sentence was an attempt for the judge to ingratiate herself into "the old boys" network.
Kane is non violent, and a first time offender. I would rather see prison resources expended upon those that may physically harm, rape, or kill a person - not allocated upon someone who simply wasn't that good at playing politics.

At 8:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree 100% with Gabby Richards, and they are the same reason I will not vote for a woman who was part and parcel of covering up Bill Clinton's behaviors (not the consensual affairs).
The problem we have is both candidates have demeaned and defamed women. Both candidates were involved, in some way, in the exploitation of women.
Both candidates are awful. So, by choosing either, one is supporting the sexual harassment of women


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