Thursday, November 03, 2016

The LuLac Edition #3338, November 3rd, 2016

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So the other day I heard a few people on the radio say that because they support Trump they resent being called racists, homophobes and xenophobes. I find it both hysterical and amazing that they get their feelings hurt explaining that their lives should not be defined by their support of Donald Trump. I was told they should not be “demonized” for supporting Trump because that is after all just a little slice of their lives.
Very true. I don’t believe that most people who support Trump are racists, homophobes and everything else. But a few things here to highlight.
1. Demonize. Don’t complain about you being demonized when your party and in particular your nominee has done nothing but demonize Hillary Clinton for thirty years. “Criminal”, “killer”, “weak”, “napping”, “worst Secretary of State in our history” and my personal favorite, “she has done nothing!” are words and phrases that your nominee has used. Don’t get your feelings hurt when your support and you are called out for that. If I can be called “unpatriotic”, “a baby killer”, “a socialist”, “biased” and “a Dummycrat” and not get my feelings hurt, you should too. Like my candidate, I don’t whine and just go on with my work. There is a lot to be said for how a supporter sometimes mirrors the candidate.
2. I don’t know what to believe about Donald Trump. There are so many inconstancies that I have no idea whether he is a racist at heart. See he can look into Hillary Clinton’s heart and call her “evil” but I can’t do that to him because I don’t know!
But I do know this. Donald Trump’s campaign has appealed to the worst in our character. His very presence has eliminated the better angels of all of us. The problem is the degree of fanaticism goes from 0 to 60 in a second.
So Trump supporters for the most part have to take a little responsibility for their support. And when they are called on it, act like a grown up.


Melania Trump was in Berwyn, Pennsylvania today at one of her first campaign stops. She referenced how bullying was a major issue in America and how we should be kind to each other and more civil.
Did she see her husband’s statements the last 15 months?


I see a major issue in this election with Poll Watchers. In order to be a Poll Watcher one must have papers certifying that. Trump supporters just can’t show up. Look for the less informed Trump supporters (who by the way were told by Trump that they indeed could show up) to make a fuss on Election Day.
Then they’ll say it was rigged.
Then they’ll blame Hillary.

The Senate race between Katie McGinty and Pat Toomey has been top of mind this election season despite the Presidential Election. Eyewitness Newsmakers last week had a segment on it. Here's the video:


Businessman and former Army officer Otto Voit released his first ad Wednesday.
The ad emphasizes Voit's military service--a former Army officer and Desert Storm veteran--and his strong ties to Penn State. It goes on to highlight several of his key initiatives, including ending lifetime pensions for politicians and the outrageous fees that the Treasury Department currently pays.
The ad is a part of Voit's statewide digital campaign and will also air in target markets across the state.



Jim Riley’s guest this week is none other than your LuLac blogsite Editor. We’ll be speaking with Jim about the 2016 election. The show can be heard Sunday morning at 6 on 94.3 The Talker; 6:30 on NEPA's Sports Radio-The Game 1400/1440 am and 106.7 fm; and at 7:30 on 105 The River.


This Week on Sunday Magazine
Brian Hughes speaks with David Yonki from the LuLac Political Letter, previewing the presidential election, as well as the U.S. Senate race in Pennsylvania, and key congressional and state representative races.
And Brian speaks with Michael Desiderio about how Executive MBA's differ from traditional MBA's.
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 hosts Rusty Fender and David DeCosmo and program Director Mark Mgilore welcome Tom Fritz to the show during the week of November 7th to discuss plans for this year's Santa Parade in Scranton. 
ECTV Live can be seen on Comcast channel 19 (61 in some areas) and is aired during the Noon, 6pm, and Midnight hours 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 Toronto Sun begins publication. On the same day, The Body Politic, Canada's first significant gay magazine, publishes its first issue….. Operation Grommet: The U.S. tests a thermonuclear warhead at Amchitka Island in Alaska, code-named Project Cannikin. At around 5 megatons, it is the largest ever U.S. underground detonation….in Pennsylvania Frank Rizzo is elected Mayor of Philadelphia and Peter Flaherty is elected Mayor in Pittsburgh… Luzerne County Berrnard Podcasy is elected Judge of the Court of Common pleas, Ed Wideman, Frank Crossin and Ethel Price are re-elected Commissioners, Frank Jagodinski becomes the new Sheriff ending years of GOP rule, in Lackawanna County Republicans take control of the Commissioners office with the election of Charles Luger and Robert Pettinato, James Walsh becomes a Common Pleas Court Judge and 45 years ago the number one song in America was “Have You Seen Her” by The Chi Lites, one of my all time favorite songs.


At 9:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The republican party had some smart younger people in it at one time, your friend (whose names escapes me) comes to mind. Unfortunately, they didn't get traction and the Lorraine Cummings' tea party types managed to take over.
Uninformed, with no intellectual curiosity, these people have put rhetoric over reason, and the GOP got bamboozled by Trump, who for most of his life espoused liberal viewpoints.
If the libertarians had a candidate who was more like Ronald Reagan than Jeff Spicoli they may have made some inroads.
This election will be over next week, and I would be surprised if Hillary loses more than 5 states.

At 9:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So .... Your last two columns started with So. Buy a damn English book Yonki!

At 11:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm afraid its over. May as well examine what we did wrong so we don't make the same mistake. Hillary blew it. Trump will win, the R's will hold the senate and house. If its close we can only hope to turn a few of them and stonewall the Donald.

I'm over the whole thing too. Bye bye DNC. Don't look for me Tuesday.


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