Rated one of Pennsylvania's top blog/sites, the LuLac Political Letter delves into issues of politics on all levels (with special concentration on Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties: thus the name LULAC) and pop culture.
The LuLac Political Letter was also named Best Political Blog of the Year for 2014 by NEPA BLOGCON and most recently David Yonki was named Best Blogger of the year 2015 by the publication Diamond City.
Thursday, December 22, 2016
The LuLac Edition #3381, December 22nd, 2016
DONNIE RIGGED NOT TAKING BRIEFINGS
Donnie Rigged made numerous comments about China and the stolen drone AFTER the Chinese government advised U.S. negotiators it would be returned. Trump tweeted that the drone theft was unprecedented and then tweeted that they can keep it. No one told him that the thing was a done deal. But he kept on Tweeting. Donnie Rigged is too smart for briefings though.
A TRUMP DECISION I CAN AGREE WITH
Word is out that the new President Elect did not pick Former Ambassador John Bolton because he reminded him of Captain Kangaroo. Bolton is a neo con who still believes that the war in Iraq was right and just. From a Foreign Policy standpoint, it is a win for all of us. We have to take the close calls anyway we can. In the meantime, here's a little bit of The Captain.
ONE OF THE FIRST TRUMP PRESIDENT JOKES
A friend of mine sent this via e mail the other day labeling it the First President Trump joke. Like a lot of humor, there is a lot of truth in it. Here it is:
A large earthquake with the strength of 8.1 on the Richter scale hit the Middle East.
Two million Muslims died and over a million were injured.
Iraq, Iran and Syria were totally ruined and the governments asked for help to rebuild.
The rest of the world was in shock.
Great Britain sent troops to help keep the peace.
Saudi Arabia sent oil and monetary assistance.
Latin American countries sent clothing.
New Zealand and Australia sent sheep, cattle and food crops.
The Asian countries sent labor to assist in rebuilding the infrastructure.
Canada sent medical teams and supplies.
The new American President, Donald Trump, not to be outdone, sent two million replacement Muslims.
STATE LEGISLATURE SCREWS YOU AGAIN
Once again I ask the question, why the hell are we paying State Legislators in Pennsylvania so much for so little?
Here’s the latest. WPVI out of Philadelphia reported that because of an act, Act 38 passed in 2012 by Republicans, Pennsylvania is out of compliance with a new Federal Law called REAL ID. But Pennsylvania DOES NOT COMPLY with the law becauswe of this act assed by the geniuses in Harrisburg. Here’s how it reads:
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Short title.
This act shall be known and may be cited as the REAL ID Nonparticipation Act.
Section 2. Participation in the REAL ID Act of 2005.
(a) Prohibition.--Neither the Governor nor the Department of Transportation or any other Commonwealth agency shall participate in the REAL ID Act of 2005 or regulations promulgated thereunder.
(b) Definition.--As used in this section, the term "REAL ID Act of 2005" means Division B of the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror and Tsunami Relief, 2005 (Public Law 109-13, 119 Stat. 302).
Section 3. Legal challenge.
Either the Governor or the Attorney General may file an action in a court of competent jurisdiction to challenge the constitutionality or legality of the REAL ID Act of 2005.
There are ramifications for this. Because there is non participation,
While a Pa. driver's license will not allow a passenger to board a flight come Jan. 22, 2018, the impact of the REAL ID Act will be felt much sooner - this January.
Beginning on Jan. 30, 2017, a Pennsylvania driver's license will not be a valid form of identification for those visiting a federal facility, nuclear power plant or military base. Pennsylvania residents will need a federally-approved form of identification to access those buildings and facilities.
"If you will be visiting a federal facility, nuclear power plant or military base on or after January 30, 2017, it is recommended that you contact that particular facility concerning any additional identification requirements," PennDOT says.
Again, how the hell did they miss this and why?
Maybe because the GOP doesn’t want guh-vah-munt in our lives!
But hey, put ‘em in again in two years.
NEWS-MAKERS TRY TO MAKE SENSE OF PRESIDENT ELECT'S FIRST DAYS
In a recent edition of Eyewitness News-makers, we tried to make sense of what the new President Elect was doing in the interim before he takes office. Here’s part of that program:
BOLD GOLD COMMUNITY FORUM
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
Brian Hughes speaks with James May and Michael Taluto from PENNDOT about Holiday Safety, "Click It or Ticket" and future road construction projects in 2017. Magic 93's Frankie in the Morning speaks with Bob Bolus about his 23rd annual Christmas Day Dinner for the community on Sunday from 12 noon to 6pm at St Patrick's Church in West Scranton. And Brian speaks with Dr. Joshua Newman about the advantages of wearable medical devices. Sunday Magazine, Sunday morning at 5am on NASH-FM, 93.7, 5:30am on 97BHT, and 6am on 97.9X & Sports Radio 590, WARM. Sunday Magazine isn't airing on Magic 93 this week, in order to play more of the "Magic of Christmas"!
ECTV Live hosts Rusty Fender, David DeCosmo, and Director Mark Migilore close out the year with a preview of the New Year's biggest event...the Pennsylvania Farm Show. National Agriculture broadcaster Dave Williams is the guest. Williams has been covering the Farm Show for many years and shares information about the 2017 presentation at the Farm Show Arena at Harrisburg. ECTV Live is seen on Comcast channel 19 (61 in some areas) and is broadcast near Noon, 6pm, and Midnight throughout the week.
SUE HENRY’S SPECIAL EDITION
Tune in to Sue Henry's "Special Edition" this week as Sue recaps the week's news. The show will run Saturday and Sunday at . 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!”
KAREL ON THE STREET
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.
BOBBY V’S DOO WOP SOCK HOP!!!!!
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The U.S. dollar is devalued for the second time in history…..The world's largest hydroelectric plant in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, begins operations….Three members of the Irish Republican Army (IRA), James Sheridan, John Bateson and Martin Lee, are killed when a bomb they are carrying explodes in Magherafelt, County Londonderry.....LANSA Flight 508 crashes in a thunderstorm en route from Lima to Pucallpa, Peru, killing 90 of the 91 people aboard. A 17-year-old girl, Juliane Koepcke, survives, falling into the Amazon rainforest strapped to her seat and walking through the jungle for 10 days until rescued by local lumbermen…… In the longest game in NFL history, the Miami Dolphins beat the Kansas City Chiefs……
in Pennsylvania both state NFL teams the Eagles and Steelers re-evaluate after disappointing seasons…..in Lackawnna County, Democrat Pat Mellody a long time Democratic office holder packs up his office for the very last time and 45 years ago this week the number one song in America and LuLac land was “Happy Xmas, War Is Over” by John and Yoko Lennon.
Location: Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
Political analyst for WBRE TV's Pa. Live program and post election commentator for WBRE TV's Eyewitness News Daybreak show. Author of the book "A Radio Story/We Wish You Well In Your Future Endeavors" and "Leges Vitae" "26 Rules of Life" and the new novel, "Weather Or Knot". The blog editor also writes various news articles and columns as well as upcoming literary projects. The blog editor was a frequent guest on WYOU TV'S INTERACTIVE NEWSCASTS when political issues were discussed on the national, state and local level. Yonki was a weekly panelist on WYLN TV 35's Friday Topic A program. He also appeared on the Hazleton, PA. station on Election Night doing coverage and did special projects and stories for WYLN TV 35's 10PM Newscast "Late Edition".