Friday, May 19, 2017

The LuLac Edition #3509, May 19th, 2017

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I can understand a person who has backed a candidate to the hilt and reacts to criticism of that person. The beauty part of American politics is that you can announce loudly your defense of a candidate or a President, but at some point you have to be reasonable.
Many listeners to talk radio are saying there is a Media cabal that is coming after President Trump. All that said, a few points:
The Media has not made up these stories. The Media is only reporting what the President said and did.
Then the Media reports what his staff said he (the President) said and did.
Then the Media reports what he tweets which usually contradicts his staff about what he said and did.
Here’s my point, if during the campaign these Trump people believed Wikileaks about Trump’s opponent, why are they having trouble believing the stuff about Trump after the campaign?
Wikileaks comes from an outside organization that does not seem to have the best interests of our county at heart. But the Media is attacked everyday just by reporting what is happening.
All of these happenings are self inflicted by the President.
First the Trump supporters said there was a 5:30pm deadline and new facts about the alleged Russian ties were put out by the Washington Post and New York Times.Everyday.  But other news organizations are jumping on board. Yahoo News, McClatchy, both not even affiliated with the Times.
Everybody can’t be making this stuff up. There is no media cabal out to get Trump. Everything that is reported is something HE DID or SAID. Or something he then contradicted about himself. There is no fake news, just news that has emanated from a man who is unprepared to deal with his own fantasy world.
It is not the media, it’s what he is telling the media.What he is doing.
One last point, a caller to WILK said that former President Obama and his wife were in Valerie Jarrett’s basement doing all this stuff to discredit the President right after Inauguration Day. 
Yeah….and Dave DeCosmo, Gort, Harold Jenkins and I were delivering pizzas and hoagies to sustain their energy.


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With all the news going on recently about Trump and our local elections, this story flew under the radar. But the recent indictment of 8 college fraternity members at Penn State (including two students (ahem) from The Lac) was disturbing.
To recap, a student from New Jersey died in February, two days after he was injured while pledging the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Now this fraternity house is one of the most glorious structures at Happy Valley. Mrs. LuLac has driven by it many times and was stunned to learn it was a frat house. The fraternity is sustained by a multi million dollar donation from a former pledge.
The cause of death was traumatic brain injury that resulted from several falls, including a fall down a set of basement stairs, according to a 65-page statement issued by Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller after a county grand jury investigation. The kids who were hazing the Jersey youth waited 40 minutes to get help. Then there were texts that were erased to try and cover up their inaction.
Eight of them were charged, they face manslaughter charged on on that night. This fraternity that has stated in its charter that no alcohol be be used,  spent nearly $1200 on booze for this “celebration”.
The bill for the parents of the deceased and now the accused will be much more expensive.Here are the court papers on this.


How does Donald Trump call this the biggest Presidential witch hunt on a sitting President when he hired private detectives to scour Hawaii to see if Barack Obama was really born there. Really?
Trump made his career in Presidential politics trying to disprove Obama was a United States citizen. And the crazies who would eventually vote for him bought it. But in his world, all it takes is a sideways glance at him and he and his supporters get their itty bitty feeling hurt!


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Picture this. You are the parents of a student that is graduating from the Coast Guard Academy. You proudly wait for the ceremony begin. This year is special. The President of the United State is the Commencement Speaker. Your child will get a message imparted from THEIR Commander In Chief. With trouble spots flaring up all around the world, you wonder what he will say. You wonder if he will inspire your child to serve and defend the country they obviously love with words that will stay with them forever.
Then what do you get? You get this: President Trump told US Coast Guard graduates  that “no other politician in history… has been treated worse or more unfairly” as he had, and urged the young men and women to “fight, fight, fight” when they met adversity.
There were some that cheered. But the point here is that the adversity these graduates face serving the country will not be self inflicted. And knowing Coast Guard veterans like I do, they certainly won’t whine when they do face adversity.

Congressman Matt Cartwright (LuLac archives)
,U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright re-introduced bipartisan legislation that would make financial literacy education more accessible to students.
The Financial Literacy for Students Act would create incentive grants to states who agree to provide financial literacy education in Title I public elementary and secondary schools. This bill would allow for significant flexibility, creativity, and innovation in the integration of financial literacy and entrepreneurship education into existing curriculums. Additionally, this bill encourages appropriate professional development for teachers for the teaching of financial literacy education.
“This is a key step to improving financial literacy in U.S. schools,” said Rep. Cartwright. “This bill will prepare students to make sound financial decisions as they enter college and the workforce. I look forward to working with my colleagues on this important legislation.”
Under current law, individual states are left to create and implement financial literacy education curriculum and courses in their districts and schools. As a result, only four states require a minimum of one semester of financial literacy education in primary and secondary school, and only 20 states require that the topic be taught within another subject area.
The Financial Literacy for Students Act is supported by Junior Achievement and the National Foundation for Credit Counseling.


Congressman Lou Barletta voted for bipartisan legislation to help prepare Americans to enter the workforce with the skills they need to compete for high-skilled, in-demand jobs. In a mark-up in the House Education and the Workforce Committee, Barletta voted for the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, H.R. 2353, which strengthens and reauthorizes the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. The bill was approved by the committee by unanimous vote and now heads to the full House of Representatives for consideration.
“If we want to maintain our position as a global leader and truly compete in the world economy, then our workforce must be able to set the pace,” Barletta said. “I often hear from local employers who say they have jobs, but cannot find the workers to fill them. This legislation will provide much-needed resources to equip students with the skills they will need to fill good-paying jobs.”
Since 1984, the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act has provided federal support to state and local Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. CTE programs offer students the opportunity to gain the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to compete for jobs in a broad range of fields, such as health care and technology. However, because federal law has not been updated in more than a decade, it no longer reflects the realities and challenges facing students and workers. H.R. 2353 improves how government invests in the American workforce and strengthens American competitiveness and jobs training. The bill is nearly identical to legislation the House passed in September of 2016 by a 405-5 vote.
Specifically, the legislation will
Deliver states more flexibility to use federal resources in response to changing education and economic needs.
Ensure career and technical education prepares all students, including historically disadvantaged and vulnerable students, for success in high-skill, high-wage occupations and careers in nontraditional fields.
Improve alignment with in-demand jobs by supporting innovative learning opportunities, building better community partnerships, and encouraging stronger engagement with employers.
Enhance career and technical education through increased focus on employability skills, work-based learning opportunities, and meaningful credentialing so students are prepared to enter the workforce poised for success.
Streamline performance measures to ensure career and technical education programs deliver results for students and taxpayers.
Reduce administrative burdens and simplify the process for states to apply for federal resources.
Reward success and innovation by directing federal resources to replicate promising practices that best serve students and employers.
Provide parents, students, and stakeholders a voice in setting performance goals and evaluating the effectiveness of state and local programs.
Empower state and local leaders to develop plans that improve the quality of career and technical education and take into account unique ‎local and state needs.
As part of his commitment to closing the skills gap and supporting CTE programs, Barletta last week participated in a press conference at Luzerne County Community College (LCCC) to discuss the importance of reauthorizing the Perkins Act. Barletta then toured LCCC and met with students learning various trade skills.
“Learning trade skills offered by community colleges like LCCC is a pathway forward for our country right now,” Barletta said. “Reauthorizing the Perkins Act ensures programs like these can continue to help our students meet the demands of job opportunities available to them here in Pennsylvania and across the country.”



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At 10:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dave: never stop. My God, what a busy month you had.
I totally agree with the fact that Trump supporters excuse anything.
Fake media, I think not. You made a great point on the radio Tuesday when you said that if Mike Pence was President and had caught fire instead of Trump, we'd have none of this nonsense.

At 11:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trump's speech at the Coast Guard Academy was very good in the sense that for the start of it, he was on point. Ghen.....he nosedived.
Trump the reality TV star had an editor.
Trump the politician, well it didn't matter to people time and time.
Trump the President, an editor?
If only!!!!

At 2:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:451 am....

I agree.
The guy is so bad, he has the speech skills of a very bad 8th grade debater.
But as Yonk pointed out, his people, his sheep they don't care because he's not a real politician.
Not a real President either.

At 6:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike Pence is shinning one of his bibles

At 1:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

guys we have to deal with the Donald right now he needs time

when the rock Dwayne Johnson becomes president he has good mic skills


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