Saturday, July 01, 2017

The LuLac Edition #3544, July 1st, 2017

(Photo: AP)
The other day this country as well as the Presidency sunk to a new low when Donald Trump called out on Twitter MSNBC's Morning Joe's Mika Brzezinski. The outburst came in response to the Thursday show where the co hosts Mika and Joe Scarborough called him out for the fake Time Magazine covers he put out in full view at his golf courses. Resorting to calling names, Trump once more enraged even some of his Republican Senators on The Hill. Unfortunately this is the new normal that hi behavior has engendered.
MSNBC contributor Donnie Deutsch essentially called Trump what he is, a thug and a pig.
Think about it, the CEO of Uber gets fired by his own board for creating a hostile work culture. Trump though goes on. Here's what Deutsch said the other day.


The third biggest liar in America, Sarah Huckabee Sanders tried to defend Trump. It was comical in the sense that I expected her head to explode from lying. She claimed she was attacked by the show. That's not true, never was there a reference to her appearance. She was attacked for the way she did her job. Sanders said that people should know that when the President gets attacked, he fights back 10 fold. If Trump gets annoyed by a cable show host and uses this big a hammer, how will he react with a foreign power? 
This is a woman who stood by Trump's constant attacks on women. Sanders is no Press Secretary, she is a lackey who is normalizes her boss's behavior as the Pig in Chief. She should be ashamed as a woman and as an American.


Mitch McConnell on Tuesday when he realized he didn't have the votes. (Photo: CNN)
This week the REPUBLICAN Senate could not get together on a Health Care Bill. There were moderates like Susan Collins of Maine and Dean Heller of Nevada who want to keep expanded Medicaid. Then there are others like Rand Paul and Ted Cruz who feel it doesn’t go far enough. Mitch McConnell pulled the bill because he just didn’t have enough votes.
The President incoherently said the other day that it was okay if they didn’t pass but used one of his favorite words “disaster”. In the meantime, only one third of the country thinks this is a good bill.
Trump instead of working with them has petulantly ran attack ads against the Nevada Senator who, a REPUBLICAN who has opposed them.
The campaign chant of “get rid of Obama care” is getting harder and harder to become a political reality.

CANADA @ 150

(Photo: Times Leader)
The Coxton bridge is coming down courtesy of funds from the state Department of Community and Economic Development, officials announced Wednesday.
State Sen. John Yudichak, D-Plymouth Township, announced the DCED has awarded $1 million to the Luzerne County Redevelopment Authority to finance demolition of the dilapidated span.
The state agency decided earlier this month there were no alternatives other than demolishing the former railroad bridge.
It has been a danger since 2014 and has been a safety and environmental hazard. This Bridge connected the Coxton Rail Yards which my dad worked in to Harding section of Exeter Township.


Trump spokesperson Sarah Huckebee got her head handed to her the other day when she brought up fake news. This was the regular line that the White House Press Office has been feeding since the President took office. But one reporter took her on. This time she went too far and called the Russian issue a”a hoax”. Here’s what happened:

The irony here is this Press Office is calling the Media liars and fakers when their leader is the biggest liar that was ever elected President. To be sure, Americans trust the news media (except for the Trumpsters) more than the President. This was shortsighted and a disgrace.

Marian Munley Cartwright, Congressman Matt Cartwright and your blog editor. (Photo: LuLac archives)
U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will award over $3.4 million in federal grants to Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM), formerly known as The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC), through the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Center of Excellence award program. In FY 2017, $684,768 will be distributed to the school with similar amounts to follow each year for the next four years.
The ultimate goal of the Centers of Excellence (COE) award program is to strengthen the national capacity to produce a quality health care workforce who’s racial and ethnic diversity is representative of the U.S. population. COE award recipients serve as innovative resource and education centers to recruit, train, and retain underrepresented minority students and faculty.
“This funding will help the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine continue to address the region’s workforce needs, increase the number of underrepresented minority medical students, and improve health care delivery for underserved populations,” said Rep. Cartwright. “I applaud Geisinger Medical School for receiving this competitive award, and, as a member of the Appropriations Committee, I will continue to advocate for federal grants that improve our health system’s capacity to meet community needs and deliver the care needed for everyone to live a healthy life.”
“We are grateful to Congressman Cartwright and the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration,” said Ida Castro, JD, vice president for community engagement and chief diversity officer at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. “As a Center of Excellence, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine will use this grant to improve the health and wellbeing of all citizens of Northeastern Pennsylvania. We will continue our important work of building a pipeline to address regional physician workforce needs. Through successful existing initiatives, like our Regional Education Academy for Careers in Health – Higher Education Initiative (REACH-HEI) for middle school, high school, and college students, we will target underrepresented minority students to increase the competitive applicant pool for health professions. We also anticipate new programs that focus on faculty, such as a Health Equity Group, which will be charged with identifying the needs of underrepresented minority faculty and to offer support for faculty development. Finally, the grant will aid the school of medicine with its efforts to improve the health system’s capacity to meet the needs of people of all races and ethnicities by promoting research into genomics and precision medicine, health disparities and minority health issues.”
The Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine is an independent medical college dedicated to the community needs of Northeast and North Central Pennsylvania. The Medical School collaborates with a number of regional colleges, school districts, hospitals, health care providers, and organizations and provides students training in the region’s health systems and hospitals. Its goal is to provide more physicians and improved health care resources for the people of Northeast and North Central Pennsylvania by establishing a unique medical education experience that focuses on caring for people in their lives and community.




This week's guest is Tom Pitz, discussing the life of Thomas Jefferson.
Tune in Sunday morning at 6 on 94.3 The Talker; 6:30 on 1400-The Game, NEPA's Fox Sports Radio and 106.7 fm; and at 7:30 on 105 The River.


This Week on Sunday Magazine.
Brian Hughes speaks with James, Michael & Sylvia from PENNDOT District 4.0 about safety for the Fourth of July weekend.
Magic 93's Frankie in the Morning speaks with attorney Michelle Quinn from HKQ Kids about theirannual Fourth of July bike helmet giveaway for kids at Kirby Park. And Brian speaks with Melanie Fish from Home Away about the greater role children are playing in planning the family vacation.
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 host David DeCosmo has produced a special segment for the week of July 3rd faturing area historian Bill Lewis and recorded at the Wyoming Monument. site of a major Revolutionary War battle.
ECTV Live can be seen on Comcast channel 19 (61 in some areas) and is aired during the Noon, 6pm and Midnight hours each day of the week. Following Monday's Live program the show will become available on Electric City Television's YouTube channel which can be viewed on your computer.


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. 104.9 FM and 100,7FM in Wilkes Barre! Plus Bobby V has a brand new website, check it out at


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The Supremos perform their final concert together at Drury Lane in London, England and then disband permanently……the U.S. Supreme Court rules that the states are not required to spend Medicaid funds on elective abortions…Elvis Presley holds his last concert at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis…..

Some 200,000 protesters march through the streets of San Francisco, protesting Anita Bryant's anti-gay remarks and the murder of Robert Hillsborough…… Pennsylvania Governor Shapp tries to bring in international business from Germany….in Wilkes Barre preparations underway for the Martz Trailways Fireworks Display and forty years ago this week the number one song in LuLac land and America was "Undercover Angel" by Alan O'Day.


At 4:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yonki ... Yonki ... Yonki ...
Better start using a spell checker.
Just sayin'.

At 5:08 PM, Anonymous Your Friend and Political Sparring Partner said...

Trump's tweets keep the media distracted. I hate to give him credit, but he plays the media as a maestro plays a symphony.

At 8:36 PM, Blogger David Yonki said...

Yonki ... Yonki ... Yonki ...
Better start using a spell checker.
Just sayin'.


What? And not make the same typos as the Voice and the Times Tribune?

At 8:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Noted the similarity of facial expressions on Trump et al.
THAT's the kind of shit that has turned me off.
Reveals the underlying philosophy, attitude, etc. of the author, editor, publisher, etc.
Destroys the balanced presentation we so clearly desire.

At 11:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The media is clearly unhinged by a president that they are unable to contain and control.
Time to realize the old tricks no longer work and are perhaps irrelevant.
Nice to see our President fighting back in whatever manner he chooses.

At 2:04 AM, Blogger David Yonki said...

The media is clearly unhinged by a president that they are unable to contain and control.


In all of my following politics, I have yet to see any media member CONTROL a politician. They might call them on stuff and catch them but never control or contain them.

Time to realize the old tricks no longer work and are perhaps irrelevant.
Nice to see our President fighting back in whatever manner he chooses.


So I guess the fact that he tweeted a video showing him as a WWF Wrestler pummeling the free press is okay with you?
Fighting back with any means possible in whatever manner he chooses? Real;ly, fighting back against what? Everything that has been reported is because of WHAT HE DID!
I guess if he called up a firing squad you'd be fine with that.
I'm not sure you realize and perhaps take for granted a free press. You'd cry like a little baby if you lived in a truly totalitarian society. I'll gladly buy you a plane ticket to North Korea and see how the press and other visitors are treated. But I don't want you coming home in a coma and dying two days later.
Whatever means he chooses is like a loaded gun to this man baby.

At 12:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Totally off the rails response.
No need to go to such extremes.
Call up a firing squad? No one in their right mind would go for that but being such an extreme response shows how irrational it has get to defend your position. That my friend is getting weary.

A free press posits integrity, truthfulness and agenda-free reporting, three things lacking for as long as I can remember. It is not free to slant, imply, or twist the news. Save that for the opinion page.
The media is slick and uses subtle connotation to influence it readers/listeners/viewers.

Give me the unvarnished facts and let me form my own conclusions because right now I see a political party and the media trying it's damnedest to create unfounded doubt in our President by any means possible.

Debbie Wasserman Shultz and Maxine Waters give the game plan away.

At 3:10 PM, Blogger David Yonki said...

because right now I see a political party and the media trying it's damnedest to create unfounded doubt in our President by any means possible.


It was not the political party nor the Media who did not respect and offer the decorum the office of President was due. Imagine if Mike Pence were elected instead of Trump. Pence or any normal human being would never provide the information and ammunition that Trump did.
The only entity out to get Trump is Trump. Not the Media and not the Dems.
As far as Waters and Schultz, those are only 2 members of the party that you are defaulting too.
The unvarnished facts are (and they are on Twiiter and tape BY HIS OWN HAND AND MOUTH) this man did this to himself.
If a bear shits on your porch everyday, it seems to me you'd blame the porch for being there.

At 2:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If a bear shits on your porch everyday, it seems to me you'd blame the porch for being there.

No, I'd blame the stupid people who allowed the bears to overpopulate to the point that they had to leave their forest to poop!
Then I'd blare Ted Nugent on my stereo, get my Glock 20 (10mm) and take matters into my own hands.
Much more effective than a "tweet".

At 8:10 AM, Blogger Jared Shoemaker Jr said...

You don't have the balls


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