Thursday, November 10, 2016

The LuLc Edition #3348, November 10th, 2016


Donald Trump became President by saying he was in charge of a movement. Trump won the Presidency by division. Division of his GOP party first by attacking all of them and belittling their records. He then divided the country by pitting the classes, the people, the races and being the most outrageous candidate ever placed before the American people. Trump from the start justified all of this by saying “I know what it takes to win”.
He did win.
Trump ran up big margins in the reddest parts of any state. That’s how he broke through in the battle ground states. He won The Electoral votes by almost breaking even with Clinton in the General Election. He is the guy now. Not only that, Trump has with him a Congress and the Senate.
Trump now has all the tools for his Revolution. How will he use them? Will he be his own leader of the Revolution or be guided by a Congress? We shall see.
But here’s a scenario. Trump and the GOP combined Congress should do everything they say they are going to do in that platform. 
Sooner rather than later Americans who all of a sudden are working in non union hard .labor jobs, scrambling for health care, contributing to a wall will wonder how this happened.
It happened because this is what they voted for. They voted not with logic but with reaction.
They voted for change.
Forty years ago a change agent was elected in the country/. The main gut issues were trust and lies. The candidate was awarded a House and Senate of the same party. The candidate did everything he said he was going to do.
The people cheered and said yes.
They rejected the established candidate who was in the public eye for 28 years.
There was supposed to be change.
They voted for change.
The people got Jimmy Carter.
This time they got Donald Trump.
The thing about change is that sometimes with change, you might get the same old thing.


Hillary Clinton used the wrong word when she said some of Donald Trump supporters were deplorable. The Trump supporters I know are far from deplorable. They are honest people who wanted a change and voted more from their gut than their brains. That doesn’t make you deplorable.
But last night on Social Media I saw the very worst when Trump-ites complained that Hillary Clinton did not give her concession speech at 230AM because of the following reasons.
1. She was drunk.
2. She was being drugged up to make herself presentable.
3. She was on the Ledge and had to be talked off.
4. She needed to be made up because she was one ugly hot mess.
5. She was pouting and angry even though she gave Trump a call.
The Trump-ites are following in the tradition of their candidate. Except I’m not sure he meant any of it, he just wanted to win. The Trump-ites believed it. It was okay to hate. But the Trump-ites kicked someone when they were down, lied about them, were classless without grace in victory and were proud in their ignorance.
Not deplorable by any means.
Just despicable.

Who will be the most disappointed in the Trump legacy? Blacks, Hispanics, Wall Street? Nope, Evangelical Christians and Pro Lifers. The Republican tradition of lying to the Pro Life movement will not be stopped. Roe V Wade will never be overturned. Marriage Equality will stay the same. See there are Gay Republicans too. So family values are just 50-50 straight down the line anymore. There are nuances and they consist of moms and dads whose kids and grand kids are gay.
The lives of gay and trans gender people will be less comfortable because now there is tacit permission from the leader of the Republican party to make them “lesser” in the great American food chain. But there is no way the social changes that religious Conservatives want will ever take place under Trump. Those people will be the most disappointed.

Your blog editor and Luzerne County DA Stefanie Salavantis (Photo: LuLac archives)
The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute (PDAI) announced today that Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie J. Salavantis was elected to fill vacancies on its board of directors. The PDAI board approved her nomination unanimously during its fall meeting.
“The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute provides high-quality professional training for prosecutors and law enforcement to ensure integrity in the work we do and truth in the justice we seek,” said Crawford County District Attorney and PDAI President Francis J. Schultz. “I look forward to District Attorney Salavantis’ input as we work to provide education and training programs that will help district attorneys best serve the citizens of this commonwealth.”
The PDAI is the educational and training arm of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association, providing professional development and training for prosecutors, law enforcement and victim advocates.
In addition to training, the PDAI manages a statewide program to provide naloxone to local police departments, place PA MedReturn prescription drug drop-off boxes in communities and works with the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency to provide PA SAVIN, a statewide automated victim notification service.
Salavantis became Luzerne County District Attorney in 2012 and re-elected in 2015. She was also appointed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 2013 to the Board of the Pennsylvania Lawyer’s Fund for Client Security to help preserve the integrity of the legal profession and restore confidence in the legal system and the administration of justice. Prior to becoming District Attorney, she operated her own practice as well as provided legal services for a Wilkes-Barre-based law firm as a litigator for one of the largest insurance companies nationally.

Look who’s going to be an “Irregular!!!!”
The Irregulars warmly welcome you to join us at The Irregulars Think Tank Breakfast this Saturday, October 8, at 9:00 a.m. at the Lakeside Skillet at Harveys Lake. Presenter will be David Yonki from the LuLac Political Letter and Political Commentator for WBRE TV’s Election coverage. His talk is entitled “The Road To Gratitude” where he covers Politics, Faith and that road we all travel.
Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to get acquainted with others. Doors open at 8:30. Cost for the breakfast is $13.00 payable at the door. After breakfast take a ride around the lake and enjoy the wonderful scenery and pristine architecture.



This week's guest is Dr. Michael Marino, Director of Geisinger Sleep Services. Tune in Sunday morning at 6 on 94.3 The Talker; 6:30 on NEPA Sports Radio-The Game 1400/1440 am and 106.7 fm; and at 7:30 on 105 The River.


This Week on Sunday Magazine
This Week on Sunday Magazine
An encore of Brian Hughes' interview with Terri Stocki from Consumer Credit Counseling Services about Open Enrollment for Health Insurance.
An encore of Brian's interview with Brendon O'Brien from the American Gas Association about winter heating bills.
And Brian speaks with feminist Anita Brill about the past and future of the women​'s movement.
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 David DeCosmo and Rusty Fender welcome Tom Culkin to the program during the week of November 14th.
Mr. Culkin's Scranton home attracts thousands of visitors each year because of his extensive decorations for Halloween and for Christmas. He'll be talking about the history of his efforts and this year's Christmas display.
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.

Our 1971 logo.
Led Zeppelin releases their Fourth Studio album "Led Zeppelin IV", which goes on to sell 23,000,000 copies.

A Royal Air Force C-130 crashes into the Ligurian Sea near Leghorn, Italy, killing all 51 people on board....In Cambodia, Khmer Rouge forces attack Phnom Penh and its airport, killing 44, wounding at least 30 and damaging 9 airplanes.....Vietnamization: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon sets February 1, 1972, as the deadline for the removal of another 45,000 American troops from Vietnam......Mariner 9 becomes the first spacecraft to enter Mars orbit successfully…….Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria is enthroned… Philadelphia Frank Rizzo starts recruiting for his new administration…and in Lckawanna County there is political turmoil among the Democrats after having lost the Commissioners Office for the first time in a generation and 45 years ago this week the number one song in LuLac land and America was “Imagine” by John Lennon.


At 7:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And let's not forget all those spoiled brats doing all the protesting and rioting because their candidate lost the election. "were classless without grace in victory and were proud in their ignorance" seems to go both ways now that everything is over (?). If they who wanted Clinton to win got off their asses and voted for her (Yes I'm talking about the blacks and Hispanics) instead of just voting one time, maybe things would be a whole lot different today. I voted Trump, yes I'm angry, and want change, but I did NOT vote with my gut I used my head. I thought about it long and hard right up to the time I got in the voting booth. Now, they have control of the house and senate, THERE WILL BE NO EXCUSES not to get things done. Donald ... we will be watching you, and watching you closely. God help us all.

At 8:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hillary's biggest mistake was putting Tim Kaine on the ticket. If she had picked you, as promised, she would have held Virginia and won PA, Michigan and Wisconsin.

Yonki 2020!

At 10:58 PM, Blogger David Yonki said...

Hillary's biggest mistake was putting Tim Kaine on the ticket. If she had picked you, as promised, she would have held Virginia and won PA, Michigan and Wisconsin.

Ah, the rants and ravings of a best friend. No, it was the right pick. But I knew she was done when she carried Virginia but not by a lot.

Yonki 2020!
For Medicare...if the GOP doesn't repeal that, you bet!!!!

At 7:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The election is over, it is time to move forward, but not united, because uniting behind the winner is a myth.
Even if Trump scrapped Obamacare and replaced it with Medicare for all, Democrats would not be happy.
Somehow he managed to win - this is what we have until infirmary, impeachment or elections say otherwise.


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