The LuLac Edition #3431, February 16th, 2017
“From intelligence, papers are being leaked, things are being leaked,” Trump said. “It’s criminal action, criminal act, and it’s been going on for a long time, before me, but now it’s really going on, and people are trying to cover up for a terrible loss that the Democrats had under Hillary Clinton. (The Guardian)
First off, it wasn’t a terrible loss. It was a terrible campaign but she won 3 million votes more than Trump. But she lost. It’s in the past. This thing about Russia has nothing to do with Hillary or the election.
All of these actions took place after the election when Hillary was GONE.
What type of leaks have been going on before him? Can he name one from the Obama administration?
The playbook in this Trump administration is to say THEIR mistakes are related to Hillary Clinton’s loss.
She lost, you won.
It is your turn to drive the car and if you can’t even deal with a learner’s permit, then get out.
The other day a White House official went on national TV and reminded me of Joseph Goebbels. Stephen Miller, an appointee of the REPUBLICAN administration of Donald Trump had a dangerous message. Miller said that The White House would be taking actions on an array of issues facing the country. Reasonable, right?
Well no, this is what he said, “As we begin to take further actions that the powers of the president to protect our country are very substantial and will not be questioned."
Not be questioned? Our country has always been a country of people who ask questions. Our leaders are used to it.
We will not be questioned is an insult to American democracy which is all about questioning.
There the comparison to Goebbels ends because under the German regime, Goebbels was very adept at using the relatively new media of radio and film for propaganda purposes. Mr. Miller was not.
Take a look at this video and you’ll see him reading from cue cards and frankly being scary.
So the Luzerne Count y GOP cancelled their annual Lincoln Day breakfast this year. It was set for February 26th. Usually the breakfast attracts a hundred or so members of the party faithful. Last year in 3 degree weather the place was packed.
This February though the breakfast was cancelled. Reasons I heard were the tickets weren’t printed in time and others had commitments.
As a political analyst I said on TV that the Luzerne County GOP should take advantage of their big win with the election of Donald Trump. If the party put half the time and resources into local races like they did for Trump, they’d be going gangbusters for a complete change on the local level.
What better launching pad than the Lincoln Day Breakfast? Right?
Well, could it be that just maybe the local Republicans might be afraid of a protest at their meeting?
Naw can’t be, someone just forgot to order the tickets. Sure.
Born in Kingston, spent my entire life in Luzerne County (primarily Wilkes-Barre). Graduated from G.A.R. Memorial. Graduated from King's College (Accounting Degree, C.I.S. Minor). Worked Wegmans Customer Service for 8 years, Wegmans Warehouse for 1.5 years.
Greg stated, “I have recently decided that the County of Luzerne needs a dedicated, hardworking representative at our courthouse working for the needs of all its residents. I have officially decided to run for the office of Luzerne County Council. My goal is to make sure all county matters are available and fully disclosed to the general public. Also, it is crucial that residents reach out to their County leaders to express their concerns for their individual communities.”
Furthermore, Greg wants to fully utilize my Accounting degree to study the County Budget and monitor cashflow to find alternative ways to cut wasteful spending. By saving wasted funds, we can take the burden off of the taxpayers to fund critical projects. However, the only true way to move forward is to get out and have your voices heard. If we unite together, we can truly make a difference.
GREG graduated with an Accounting Degree from King's College and work for Wegmans in the private sector. Greg worked in multiple production environments there, monitoring inventory and sales numbers using company software programs. This involves great precision and accuracy, or the needs of the customers can not properly be met. Greg stated, “with my experience in these areas, I really want to work on having at least a week to week update on where County funds are going and making sure they reach their proper destinations. I've also been attending public meetings and listening to the concerns of the people. Using this input, I plan to work on ways to formulate which direction our County needs to move in to meet their needs.” Here's his Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/wolovichforlcc/
The event will be held on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at the Hayfield House Penn State Wilkes Barre, Old Route 115, Lehman, Pennsylvania 18627. The event will begin at 6:00 pm.
This past Sunday we wrote about double dipping in Lackawanna County but the practice still goes on in Luzerne County. Take for instance the goings on in the borough of Kingston. Again you have to wonder when “enough is enough” for career politicos feeding at the taxpayer trough.
Mayor Jim Haggerty who has had a distinguished career decides he’s going to run for Magistrate. Long time DJ Paul Roberts announced his retirement. So I thought okay, Haggerty ran for Judge and why not enter the race against Assistant DA Mamie Phillips. It would be a battle between two influential political families. Fun to watch.
But then Paul Roberts decides he should run for Mayor of Kingston to replace Haggerty as Mayor. So why retire if you aren’t going to retire? I’ll tell you why.
Unlike your average Joe who has to abide by a time clock as well as answering to people every day, The Political Class answers every four or 6 years. In these smaller municipalities who the hell wouldn’t want a job like that? Hell Andy and Barney put more hours in then some of these guys.
I think again this is the example of two men who have been longtime members of The Political Class not making way for younger or even more qualified people. That juicy apple needs one more bite out of it for these two.
Political office should not be a version of “Wife Switch” but rather intentions to be innovative and serve the people. Not serve themselves in the most opportunistic fashion. Kingston and West Side taxpayers may like these guys, hell I like them. But one dip should be enough.
Congressman Lou Barletta introduced legislation that protects people who are legally authorized to work in the United States by clarifying that illegal immigrants granted amnesty by executive action cannot be issued work permits. The Defense of Legal Workers Act (H.R. 1010) is intended to remedy executive actions taken by former President Barack Obama to shield millions of illegal immigrants and permit them to compete with legal American workers for jobs that are already scarce. Barletta previously introduced the same legislation in November 2014.
“When President Obama granted amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, he improperly created more competition for legal American workers who are already finding it difficult to find work,” Barletta said. “American citizens, or people who have come to the United States legally, should not have to suffer from others butting in line after they have broken the law to enter this country.”
The legislation is necessary in the wake of two Obama programs: an expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA). Under DACA, legal presence was granted to illegal immigrants claiming to have been present in the United States since before they turned 16, and who claimed continuous residency since 2010, among other criteria. Under DAPA, legal presence was granted to people who had lived in the country since 2010 and were parents of citizens or legal residents. In June 2016, The United States Supreme Court split 4-to-4 in a case involving the Obama executive actions, leaving in place a lower court ruling that blocked the programs. The resulting legal limbo means that legislative action is the best means of settling the issue.
“This legislation makes it crystal clear: only those lawfully present can lawfully work,” Barletta said. “This legislation is only necessary because Congress never conceived that an administration would engage in the level of executive overreach exhibited by the Obama Administration.”
The Defense of Legal Workers Act amends current law to clearly state that illegal immigrants granted amnesty by executive action are not authorized to work in the United States. It leaves in place current processes by which people become legally present and authorized to work.
“I am hopeful that President Trump will act to overturn DACA and DAPA in defense of legal American workers,” Barletta continued. “Until then, this legislation clearly states that it is the policy of the United States to favor legal residents over those who have broken the law to come here.”
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Space Shuttle program: First test taxi flight of Space Shuttle Enterprise.....The first Aardman character, Morph is introduced on Take Hart. Prog 1 of 2000 AD is launched (issue dated 26 February 1977). Óscar Romero becomes Archbishop of San Salvador…..in Pennsylvania Democratic House Speaker K. Leroy Irvis said the Shapp administration’s policies have helped seniors and minorities…..in both Wilkes Barre and Scranton both cities develop programs to deal with winter potholes and forty years ago this week the number one song in LuLac land and America was, "Blinded By the Light" by Manfred Mann's Earth Band.