Thursday, February 09, 2017

The LuLac Edition #3427, February 9th, 2017

A federal appeals court in San Francisco upheld the suspension of President Trump's controversial immigration order.
The panel of three judges on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously refused to reinstate the order after a federal judge had issued a halt to the order last week.
But the Justice Department said it is "reviewing the decision and considering its options.” Trump later tweeted: "SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!"
He also told the White House press pool shortly after the ruling, "it's a political decision and we'll see them in is a decision that we will win in my opinion very easily.
So does he know that two of the three Judges were appointed by a Republican President? Does he know that there are checks and balances in this country? Does he even have a rational basis for keeping people out? Does he know that the Judicial branch settles all of the matters even ones involving a President? Does he not realize the Courts get the final decision on what is legal and what s not?
Paul Ryan this evening has said that the White Hose should handle this. His words tonight, “We’ll defer to the White House”. Yeah, that’s a very tepid “good on ‘ya!”
On the merits of the case, Trump could not prove that the ban would essentially stop terrorism or there is proof of a threat. But Judges are professionals as well as human and I can’t help but think that these Judges, all Judges are miffed about the ridiculous tweets and attacks on their character. Trump bragged about being a negotiator! Really? Like this?
Trump had an out the other day. He could have even pulled the order and re-wrote it. But his insistence on this  is mind boggling and is derailing his agenda. 
To recap, Trump issued the executive order, which placed a 90-day pause on immigrants from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Somalia and Sudan, on Jan. 27, causing chaos and outrage at airports across the country. The order also imposed a 120-day pause on all refugees, and an indefinite pause on refugees from Syria.
After today, the beat goes on! 

 Dani Mathers, woman hater. (Photo: PA Live)
A former Playboy Playmate accused of secretly photographing a 70-year-old woman naked at a Los Angeles-area gym last summer might be facing jail. The skank is accused of sharing the picture on social media. Dani Mathers, 29, was charged with a count of invasion of privacy, the agency said in a news release. She faces up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine if convicted in the case.
I’m bringing this up because WBRE TV’s Dave Kuharchik put it up for comment on his Facebook page today. Predictably it got some varied responses. Here’s my take:
1.Mathers should face the fullest punishment of the law.
2.Her actions were an invasion of privacy and I might even go far as abuse. When one goes to a gym where they pay for a membership, they should have a expectation of privacy.
3.Her anti ageist behavior as well as her reactions to this through social media tell us volumes about the character of one of these dregs of society.
I always said that women sometimes are their own worst enemy. This is a case in point.

Tom Brady (Photo: The Sporting News)
Tom Brady has generated as much hate as major political figures during his 15 year plus career as the Quarterback of the New England Patriots. During the ramp up to the Super Bowl, Brady was pilloried as a cheater for that thing called “deflate gate”. The charges of deflated footballs came when the Patriots routed the Indianapolis Colts. Roger Goodell gave Brady a four game suspension while he gave less time to drug users and spouse abusers in his league.
New England has been reigning champions during the Brady-Belichick years and even that has caused consternation. Both are guys some people just love to hate. Brady because of his good lucks and seemingly perfect manner; and Belichick because of his non existent personality. I Both are dominant members of the origination.
As a matter of fact the troika of Brady, Belichick and Kraft will be elected to the Hall of Fame. However none of the players during this fantastic run will ever get a sniff. The players Belichick got for his team are good solid, non flashy players. They are just happy to have the chance and they respond with games of their lives to this team chemistry as well as this coach.
To me there is nothing to hate about that. The Patriots are not sexy, their first three Super Bowls were won by one field goal. Their losses to the New York Giants proved the theory that some teams just have “those years”. It’s the “Their year” theory.
No matter how they won, the Patriots did. As a Packer fan, I am also a football fan. Sunday’s game was one to behold, Mrs. LuLac ranting notwithstanding. The Patriots have won their championships by hard work, very little drama or ego and exciting execution.
Ya have to just love that!


Governor Tom Wolf has plans for property tax relief in his budget and here they are.
Property Tax Relief or Elimination for Senior Citizens and Disabled Households:
An increase in the Personal Income Tax to 3.57 percent will have little impact on seniors, who do not pay income tax on retirement income. Additionally, this proposal provides expanded property tax relief for seniors, people with disabilities, and veterans.
Expanded eligibility to assist 569,000 senior citizens and disabled.
Eliminate school district property taxes for a total of 331,000 senior citizens and disabled.
Increased rebates for all eligible applicants up to a maximum of $2,000.
Excludes all veteran disability benefit payments from income eligibility calculation.
While this is all well and good, maybe the Governor and the Legislature should expand this. How? Maybe to the bulk of people who fund local schools with property tax relief. I supported Tom Wolf but I heard this song before from Governor Ed Rendell when gambling was supposed to end property taxes. It is all well and good to help seniors and disabled veterans. They deserve a break for their longevity and service.
But not at the expense and exclusion of the people paying the bills.Over burdened property owners who are strapped every year and disregarded by state government.



The Irregulars Think Tank Breakfast will be held in Ballroom A on the second floor of The Irem Clubhouse at Irem Temple Country Club in Dallas this Saturday, February 11. Reduced price is $11.00 to cover costs of a scrumptious buffet meal, tip and complimentary meal for Presenter and guest. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. and breakfast will be served promptly at 9:00 a.m. Breakfast is over when the last person walks out the door. Please reply to this email whether, or not you are planning to attend. If you make a reservation please do your best to honor it. If your plans change please call Cholly Hayes at 570-760-1213.
 Jasmine Brooks (Photo: WBRE TV)
Presenter will be Jasmine Brooks from WBRE-TV. Jasmine is the morning and midday news co-anchor on WBRE-TV. She also does a monthly segment on the show titled “Buddy Check” that focuses on breast cancer. The title of her presentation is. Journey to Rio.
Jasmine is a native of Mount Carmel and is a graduate of Mount Carmel Area High School. She is also a graduate of Bloomsburg University where she earned a degree in mass communications. Jasmine lives in Kingston. She had the distinct honor to cover the Summer Olympics in Rio for Nexstar Broadcasting stations nationwide. Her journey to Rio was an experience of a lifetime. She spent three and a half weeks in South America and during that time Jasime filed 61 live on-air reports. Being submerged in the culture of Rio was amazing for the lone reporter from our area.
As could be expected on any trip to a foreign country, the language barrier proved to be troublesome. Jasmine wished she would have learned Portuguese before she went to Rio because it was tough communicating. For instance when she would go out for dinner it was kind of difficult for her to order the food. “Quite often I found myself pointing to the pictures,” she said.
Working alongside journalists from all over the world was the best thing I have ever done,” she said. “It was the hardest I’ve ever worked. To do what I was doing on that level at the Summer Olympics was just incredible.”
Knowing that she will be presenting before The Irregulars, Jasmine has had time to reflect on her journey to Rio. Although she welcomes the opportunity to speak before our group, Jasmine wants us to convey to everyone that she prefers her presentation be dialogue driven. Please give some thought as to what you want to learn about the Summer Olympics from Jasmine on Saturday.


This Week on Sunday Magazine.
Magic 93's Frankie in the Morning speaks with Alan K. Stout about the upcoming "Bowl For Kids Sake" fundraiser to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Pa.
Brian Hughes speaks with Kathy Rosen on how she lost 67 pounds in transforming herself from a couch potato to a triathlete.
This Week in Harrisburg features comments on Governor Tom Wolf's budget proposal, and legislation passed this seek in the State Senate that would withhold state funds from so called "sanctuary cities".
And Brian speaks with Dr. David Magnano about his "Heartburn Rescue Plan".
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 welcome Glen Carmon of the Civil Air Patrol to the program during the week of February 13th. Major Carmon will discuss the roll of the Air Force affiliated organization and the need for volunteers.
ECTV Live is seen on Comcast channel 19 (61 in some areas) and is aired three ties daily (Noon, 6pm, and Midnight) throughout the week. The program is also available for viewing on the Electric City Television's Youtube page.


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.


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 he heartwarming comments on the issues of the day on Webster and Nancy with Karel Zubris.


Bobby's show is back again live this Sunday @6PM on The River.


Our 1977 logo.
The Soviet Union launches Soyuz 24 (Viktor Gorbatko, Yury Glazkov) to dock with the Salyut 5 space station…..London's International Times proclaims for the first time the famous quote; “punk is dead"…….in Pennsylvania Governor Shapp presents his budget message calling for a tax increase to balance the budget… Luzerne County Joe Tirpak announces his candidacy for Controller. It was a job won in 1973 but he was denied it because of a conflict in the Pennsylvania code and 40 years ago the number one song in LuLac land was “I Wish” by Stevie Wonder.

And here's Lady Ga Ga's version and tribute.


At 10:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whether the roll-out of the president’s temporary travel ban was ill-prepared or not, and whether one agrees or not about which nations or people should be subjected to extreme vetting, the president’s authority in the matter of protecting the borders and keeping out those he sees as potentially dangerous is universally conceded.

That a district judge would overrule the president of the United States on a matter of border security in wartime is absurd.

Trump has warned the judges that if they block his travel ban, and this results in preventable acts of terror on American soil, they will be held accountable. As rightly they should.

Meanwhile, Trump’s White House should use the arrogant and incompetent conduct of these federal judges to make the case not only for creating a new Supreme Court, but for Congress to start using Article III, Section 2, of the Constitution – to restrict the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court, and to reclaim its stolen powers.

A clipping of the court’s wings is long overdue.

At 12:32 AM, Blogger David Yonki said...

That a district judge would overrule the president of the United States on a matter of border security in wartime is absurd.


No declaration of war by Congress, 1% of the country serving. What are yu willing to give up?

Trump has warned the judges that if they block his travel ban, and this results in preventable acts of terror on American soil, they will be held accountable. As rightly they should.


Three branches of the Constitution, does he plan on taking over that branch and be the dictator the right who screamed about their freedoms being taken away, is that what you want?

A clipping of the court’s wings is long overdue.


Judges who made the decision, 2 Republican appointees and one Democrat. Maybe you want chimps as judges?

At 6:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not that it really mattes, but according to McClathcy, you are wrong about the make up. It is 2 from dem, one from republican.

Judge William C. Canby, Jr., 85, was appointed by President Jimmy Carter. Judge Michelle T. Friedland, 44, was appointed by President Barack Obama. Judge Richard R. Clifton, 66, was appointed by President George W. Bush.

Read more here:

At 7:26 AM, Blogger David Yonki said...

Not that it really mattes, but according to McClathcy, you are wrong about the make up. It is 2 from dem, one from republican.


First off, thank you for the correction. Unfortunately any Jimmy Carter appointment, because it's been 37 years out morphs into some other outer category. Sometimes I fall into the trap that it seems like history began on Jan. 20th, 2017 with this Republican administration.
The striking thing here is the age range of each Judge. Again like the party make up, that shouldn't matter.
FB exploded with Trump partisans saying that now the Judiciary is Liberal when it doesn't go their way.
Bottom line is we have a man child President who doesn't seem to realize he can't settle a legal case or a Judicial ruling to go away.
Thanks for the input and clarification.

At 9:22 AM, Anonymous Bluto said...

What Popular Vote Loser Trump continues to fail to understand, as even a bad high school student might, is that no statute can grant POTUS the power to violate the Consritution. Stupid is as stupid does.

At 6:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Bluto,
Are you a ****ing moron? In case you haven't heard, the president is not chosen by the popular vote, never has been, and probably never will be.

At 12:43 PM, Anonymous Bluto said...

6;48, don't worry. Popular Vote Loser Trump also is a loser on several other ways.. He's very versatile,


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