Thursday, August 03, 2017

The LuLac Edition #3568, August 3rd, 2017


There are a few scant weeks before the kids have to go back to school. I’m sure that many parents have exhausted vacation options but how about this?
Day trips to two Presidential homes in Pennsylvania. 

James Buchanan’s Wheatland Home is located in Lancaster County. Wheatland was the beloved home and retreat of President James Buchanan for 20 years - a time marked by great personal success and grave national turbulence. Buchanan developed a deep affection for Wheatland, enjoying "the comforts and tranquility of home" amid the "troubles, perplexities, and difficulties" of public life. The mansion also served as Democratic headquarters during the 1856 presidential campaign and he gave his first campaign address to townspeople gathered on the front lawn. Buchanan was our 15th President.
President James Buchanan's Wheatland
230 North President Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone (717) 392-4633
Distance 110 miles, Time 2hours, 13 minutes.

Dwight Eisenhower was a soldier all of his life. He never really had a permanent home until he settled after the war. Purchased by then-General Eisenhower and his wife Mamie in 1950, the farm served as a weekend retreat for the President and a meeting place for world leaders, and became the Eisenhower's' home after they left the White House in 1961.
With its putting green, skeet range, and view of South Mountain and the Gettysburg Battlefield, it offered President Eisenhower a much-needed respite from the pressures of Washington. It was also a successful cattle operation, with a show herd of black Angus cattle. Some of the more notable of Eisenhower's guests were Premier Nikita Khrushchev of the Soviet Union, President Charles de Gaulle of France, Prime Minister Winston Churchill of Britain, and Governor Ronald Reagan of California. Ike was our 34th President.
Renovation of the property was delayed when Eisenhower became supreme commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in 1951. After he had attained the presidency of the United States in 1953, Mamie had him rebuild the old house. Much of the original building had to be torn down, due to its deterioration. The total cost of renovation was $250,000 (equal to $2,237,873 today). This large expense was due partly to Mamie's whims, but also to Eisenhower's employment of union labor; he spent $65,000 (equal to $581,847 today) for union workmen who came each day from Washington, D.C. (75 miles (121 km) away) to work on the farmhouse. On their 1955 wedding anniversary, the Eisenhower's held a party to celebrate completion of the work. The entire staff of the White House were invited, attending in two shifts, so that the White House would not be unstaffed.
The house is a throwback to the 1950s. Mrs. LuLac and I visited a few years ago and were very impressed.
Here’s information on the Eisenhower Farm and Homestead:
250 Eisenhower Road
Gettysburg, Pa. 717 338 9114
Distance 143 miles, 2 hand a ½ hours.


It never ends with this man child. Trump  this week said that the reason why he goes to his golf resorts so often is because The White House is a dump. Yep, that storied place was called a dump by little Lord "Baby Huey" Fountleroy. Here's how we can fix this: 
1. Ask him to leave. 
2. Get him thrown out. 
3. Wait, he's on his way to doing that himself. 
More than 54% people think he demeans the Presidency. 
63% think he is dishonest. 
This latest comment is just another manifestation of his ignorance. 
It will be easy to farm this guy out. There is so much manure!

 Anthony Scaramucci (Photo: The Blaze)
One of the great trivia questions of the future will be who was Anthony Scaramucci, or “The Mooch?” When a game board of this Presidency comes out, the bombastic Communications Director will be relegated to the dustbin of history. But a few things here:
1. The guy gave an interview to The New Yorker and said things on the record. Why?
Did he think The Emperor would be amused at his description of sexual impossibilities?
2. He proclaimed his love for Donald Trump over and over again. Wonder how he feels when the President let General Kelly kick his ass to the curb.
Note to Trump defenders. Scaramucci was Trump’s mini me, He had money, amused him and would walk through hell for him. But when he needed to, Trump discarded him like a used gum wrapper in front of Trump Tower.
If he did that to The Mooch, what chance have you got when he turns on you?


At least one foreign leader, a dictator no less has opined on President Trump’s constant tweeting about the popular vote he thinks he should have won.
President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela taunted President Trump in response to the sanctions the U.S. placed on the country on Monday, reports Reuters.
In doing so, the Venezuelan president took aim at an apparent soft spot—Hillary Clinton's popular vote win in the 2016 election.
Maduro said, "In the United States it's possible to become president with 3 million votes less than your opponent. What a tremendous democracy!"

Paul Mango. (Photo: AP)
The Conservative contingent of Pennsylvania Republicans have been touting the candidacy of Scott Wagner, a first term State Senator. Wagner will be conducting  a statewide announcement tour soon for the 2018 Pennsylvania Gubernatorial nomination. But Western Pa. businessman Paul Mango says he might be interested in making a run.
Holy shit! You should have heard the comments on FB from the GOP right. Mango was a loser, a carbon copy of Tom Wolf, not conservative enough, Wagner was the true Republican. Only a Pennsylvania Republican party would find fault with a paratrooper from the  82nd Army Airborne division who served in the military as not being Amurikan enough!
Mango, 57, is a senior partner in the Pittsburgh office of consultant McKinsey & Company who specializes in the economics of the health-care industry.
If I’m Mango, I’m thinking I touched a nerve. He has money, has a business pedigree and is schooled in the biggest social issue of our time.
Look out for this guy if he jumps in. The entertainment value of the GOP right in the Keystone state freaking out will be worth it just to see him take on Wagner.

Senator Scott Wagner will be in town on Saturday, August 19th from the Luzerne County Republican party’s summer picnic. It will be held at it at Tony Attardo Memorial Park, 79 Bryden St. Pittston, PA 18640

U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (Photo: LuLac archives)
U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded the Mayfield Hose Company No. 1 with an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) in the amount of $39,010. The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
The Hose Company will use the grant award to replace its inventory of both “attack” hoses and “supply” fire hoses, the youngest one of which is 15 years old and fraying. During the past two years, seven of the Company’s older, large-diameter hoses have burst during fire suppression operations. The Company recently added a brush/forest tanker, and the DHS grant is also meant to equip it with a dedicated hose.
“North Valley residents served by the Mayfield Hose Company can know that their lives and property are protected by a very dedicated group of firefighters who will have updated equipment,” said Rep. Cartwright, a member of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus. “The new hoses should make their jobs easier and safer.”
The purpose of the AFG is to award competitive grants directly to fire departments to enhance their ability to protect the health and safety of the public, as well as that of first-responder personnel. Since 2001, the AFG program has provided approximately $6.7 billion in grants to first-responder organizations to obtain much-needed emergency response equipment, personal protective equipment, firefighting and emergency vehicles, and training.
During the current funding cycle, the AFG program will award another $310.5 million to first-responder organizations that need support to improve their capability to respond to fires and emergencies of all types.


D.C. Day and your blog editor at Rock 107's 18th birthday party. (Photo: LuLac archives).

Former Rock 107 personality Denise Lenchak, better known as D.C. Day, died Tuesday at Allied Services in Scranton. Lenchak was a long time DJ at WEZX-FM, Rock 107 and had been the mid-day host for more than 20 years.
I first met D.C. when I went to work in Sales at Rock 107 in 1996. D.C. was very friendly, always accessible to sales people and their clients and was always read for her shift 10 minutes early. From 10am to 3pm she put workers in Northeastern Pennsylvania through the bulk of their day. Whether it was "Rock Blocks" or her "10 at 10", D.C. was a consummate professional.
Gone too soon at 52.



This week's guests will be James May and Sylvia Chabala from PennDOT. They'll discuss the department's upcoming Back to School Week. 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 Sylvia, James & Michael from PENNDOT about their "Back to School" Safety Week coming up from August 7th thru the 10th.
Magic 93's Frankie in the Morning speak with Peter Sidari about the 5th Annual Dr Jen's Hope Memorial Ride and Block Party, coming up on Sunday Aug. 13th at Cooper's in Pittston.
And Brian speaks with Dr. Andrea Thau from the American Optometric Association and Maria Garcia on the importance of comprehensive eye exams for children, and how one such exam saved the life of Maria's daughter, Ruby.
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 will welcome Mike Lombardo to the program during the week of August 7th. Host David DeCosmo and co-host Rusty Fender will be talking with him about plans for the 2017 Pittston Tomato Festival! 
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.


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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.


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At 7:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was stationed at the White House during my military time. First day you walk in there is a sense of awe, after a few days of work, as you fight off the rats, the rodents not the politicians, for meals, you realize the place is a shithole.
Not a fan of Trump's bluntness or bluster, but on calling the White House a dump, he was being tactful and kind.
A palace sized, rundown, public housing project, a dump, is an apt description.

At 7:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"In the United States it's possible to become president with 3 million votes less than your opponent. What a tremendous democracy!"

Just another idiot who doesn't understand the United States is NOT a democracy, it is a representative republic. It is a distinction of more than words or semantics, it is the true definition of what the United States government is, and that upon which it was founded.
Over time, those within our own nation have destroyed the brilliance of our founding document, from people actually voting for the electoral college to direct election of senators, fools were intent on giving more influence and say to an ill informed populace, from which the republic itself was to be insulated and protected.
Those tweaks to the constitution are what has brought about an ineffectual Congress and a fool for president.

At 11:36 AM, Anonymous Bluto said...

I respectfully disagree with your hair-splitting between "democracy" and "republic." The first only means that the government is fundamentally accountable to the people, which ours is, however imperfectly; the democratic form does not preclude use of the republican form. The president still stands in for the entire nation and senators still stand in for the citizens of their state, even though their election was not unanimous and could not reasonably be expected to be.


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