Saturday, November 19, 2016

The LuLac Edition #3353, November 19th, 2016


Vice President Elect Mike Pence (Photo:FlickR)
Mike Pence went to the theater the other night to see “Hamilton”. Most people who have seen it think it is great. After the performance, Pence who was both alternately cheered and booed on the way in got a bit of a lecture. Now there are some who think it was not appropriate because after all the guy was just going to the play. I get that. But any public figure at any time can get an earful.
There was one of the Ray Conniff singers giving it to Richard Nixon at a State Dinner in 1972. The singers filed in and a woman has an anti war banner that matches her dress. An account from the Washington Post tells it this way: Ray Conniff hears a voice but can't make out the words. He climbs onstage, moves toward it. "You go to church on Sundays and pray to Jesus Christ," the singer says. "If Jesus Christ were here tonight, you would not dare to drop another bomb." Conniff reaches out to take her banner away. Her grip tightens and she pulls it back. "Bless the Berrigans and bless Daniel Ellsberg," she says as Conniff retreats. The banner is folded now, as are the singer's hands. She takes a deep breath. Silence. The bassist hits two nervous notes. Conniff raises his arms. "One, two, three, four," he counts, and the band begins to play. "Ma," sing the eight women. They are staring straight ahead. Doo, doo, sing the eight men. They are bobbing up and down. "He's making eyes at me! Ma -- Doo, doo -- He's awfully nice to me! Ma, he's almost breakin' my heart. I'm beside him. Mercy! Let his conscience guide him . . . "
Then there was Eartha Kitt lashing out at LBJ's wife in 1968 at a White House Luncheon of Women Doers during the Vietnam War. Both of these incidents happened in the White House!!!!! Pence's visit was a public forum.

Donald Trump’s morning Tweet that his Vice President was disrespected is pretty rich coming from a guy who vilified his opponents, belittled them and called for bans on people of color and an entire religion.
One of the stars of the play, Brandon Victor Dixon addressed Pence as the Veep elect was walking out of the theater. With the cast standing, he read from a paper telling the newly minted member of the Executive team “Vice President-elect Pence, we welcome you, and we truly thank you for joining us here at ‘Hamilton: An American musical.’ We really do. We sir, we are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights, sir. But we truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us — all of us. Again, we truly thank you for seeing this show, this wonderful American story told by a diverse group of men and women of different colors, creeds and orientations.
Trump said that Pence was harassed. Really? Look if he thinks that’s harassment, he has no idea what’s ahead in terms of how this country works. Trump and by his acquiesce, Mike Pence, have given people of color a reason to be scared and concerned. The little message from Dixon is covered by the First Amendment. It was a truthful expression of a belief that one American had.Plus no one called Pence an offensive name or made fun of him in a disparaging way like Trump did in the 2016 campaign.
These guys better get used to it because as Trump said hundreds of times during his campaign, “When I’m attacked, I’ll fight back”.
Given the rhetoric of the campaign and the appointment of White Supremacist promoter Steve Bannon earlier this week, Brandon Victor Dixon just followed the Trump/Pence ticket’s lead.



Our good friend from WBRE/WYOU TV Dawn Miller is pursuing a position at another station. Dawn and I first started working together on the old WYOU TV Interactive News. We wish her well in her new position. We have no doubt she’ll knock them dead.


The Christmas season got off in earnest today with two big parades in LuLac land. In Scranton this morning thousands attended the Santa Parade. Later on in the afternoon, in Wilkes Barre Santa made a visit that thrilled kids of all ages.
Who are those three elves in shades? None other then Nancy Kman, John Webster and Karel Zubris. 

Here's WILK's News team of Paula Deignan-Reynolds and l.A. Tarone at the Wilkes Barre parade.  L.A. is also on 6pm to 9pm Monday thru Friday. Both were in full holiday regalia.   However there is no truth to the rumor that after the parade, L.A. was asked to pass the basket at a 430pm Mass in Nanticoke because of that bright red usher's blazer he was sporting! 
(Photos: Karel Zubris) 


At 8:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

pence has to EARN respect before he can be direspected

At 8:36 AM, Anonymous Joe said...

I am sorry, but I believe accosting public officials 24/7 is just wrong. They are people, just like anyone else, and they should be afforded space when the are not working.
I think Miami Steve actually said it best....

At 12:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What no pictures of my favorite WILK babe Sue Henry????

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

Funny ... on the news today, over half the cast of Hamilton, either didn't vote or were not even registered. I hope we're not subjected to the crybaby left, pissing and moaning for the next four years. Maybe they should get off their asses and actually vote before condemning the newly voted in. Give them a chance.

Ken Edwards

At 7:52 PM, Blogger David Yonki said...

Funny ... on the news today, over half the cast of Hamilton, either didn't vote or were not even registered. I hope we're not subjected to the crybaby left, pissing and moaning for the next four years. Maybe they should get off their asses and actually vote before condemning the newly voted in. Give them a chance.


I agree about those advocating not backing up their positions without a vote. I don't know which is worse, people knowing they have a vested interest and not voting or people who have no clue voting.
The protest from the stage didn't happen in a vacuum. It was a reaction to Mike Pence's running mate's comments on Islam, Hispanics and his embracing of white supremacist ideas that came from Steve Bannon's website. I bet if Mitt Romney or any other nominee had won, the protest at the play would not have happened.
Most Liberals are not pissing and moaning. He won the electoral vote, she won the popular vote by nearly 2 million. What Liberals are doing is reminding America who Mike Pence's running mate is and what he said. Bad behavior seemed to be rewarded and this really can't stand. It is not moaning BUT telling the truth.
I'm very open to giving Mike Pence's running mate a chance and I even like his pick for CIA. (I'd execute Snodden in a New York minute!) But the flaws pointed out in the campaign need to be pointed out as he serves.
We knew in this election that both would bring baggage. Hillary Clinton's loss and Barack Obama's policy repudiations doesn't change the bags Trump still has.
A chance? You bet!
A pass??? Never.
Thanks for reading and posting.


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