Thursday, May 10, 2018

The LuLac Edition #3778, May 10th, 2018


For months now, most Americans have been wondering about the Stormy Daniels connection to Donald Trump. The mystifying part is that Trump, the ultimate return puncher has not been as mean and nasty to Daniels as he has to other people who have attacked him. My heavens, compare what he said about John McCain, the father of an Iraq War deceased veteran, the women who spoke out about the Hollywood Access tape, with his light touch with Daniels. That has been uncharacteristic of Trump and people wondered why.
Then when you see the omnipresence of Daniels attorney Michael Avenatti and his seemingly Trump like quality for meeting the President toe to toe in cultivation of media, one wonders what Daniels has on Trump. Surely the parade of women who he threatened to sue would be enough to rock his marriage. The fact that this one night stand would shake him is confusing.
But then word comes from Avenatti himself about a fund that Trump’s Attorney Michael Cohen controlled that is in my mind is a type of blockbuster. There was a CNN story but the big news cam from Daniels’ lawyer.
These stories, not from a website, but from Avenatti himself about a fund that Trump’s
Michael Avenatti alleged that Cohen received half a million dollars from a company affiliated with Vekselberg in the months after the presidential election.
Avenatti alleged the $500,000 went into the bank account for Essential Consultants, a shell company that Cohen set up before the election that was used to pay Daniels. Avenatti added that the payments occurred from January to August 2017.
The key thing here is that Mueller's team will now have questions about the Russian oligarch’s payments to Cohen after the election.
To me there are many coincidences and dots that seem connected. The timing of Daniels’ Attorney’s release of this information is too close to the warning Daniels gave on Saturday Night Live just the other night. More mud in the water or a prediction of more to come for this beleaguered President? We shall see.


Like a spiteful child, President Trump pulled out of the Iran accord that was painstakingly put together by the last administration. Trump blathered on about how peace could be restored and war could be avoided. Really? Since the Iran accords were signed, there has been no big violence in the Mideast. By Trump pointing a finger to the Islamic Republic's role as a sponsor of militant groups throughout the Middle East and making sure reinstating key sanctions on Iran that had been waived is downright dangerous. By doing so, this imbecile is setting the stage for Iran to make an actual push toward an atomic device.
This is not just me. European officials made that argument over the past few months. French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and others urged Trump to preserve the nuclear deal. The worked to address other points of contention, chiefly Iran's ballistic missile program, which is not covered by the agreement, as well as its destabilizing role in the region.
But instead of building a united front with Europe, Trump may be driving a wedge between Washington and its traditional transatlantic partners. In a joint message, European leaders said that they would attempt to stick to the deal, no matter Trump's decision. And Iranian officials said they would engage in talks with the deal's remaining signatories in a bid to keep it going.
"We believe that Europe, Russia and China would continue the deal with Iran, leaving the U.S. isolated and weak
Reminds me of that old Simon and Garfunkel song. After this guy is through, we’ll be an island of ignorance and mean unto ourselves. (LuLac, Aol News)


Robert Cordaro and Former Commissioner A.J. Munchak (Photo: LuLac archives)
Former Lackawanna County Commissioner A.J. Munchak was released from prison this week. Munchak now is free to navigate wherever he wants. The former Accountant was caught up in the Cordaro scandal and served his time. If he returns north from Florida, wonder if they’ll roll out the yellow ribbons.
I wish my good friend Pete, aka The Sarge was alive to see A.J. come home. A.J. and Cordaro offered The Sarge a plush job for helping them in the campaign but The Sarge demurred saying he wasn’t qualified for the position because he had no training for it.
I’m sure the reunion would have been great. The Sarge, a Vietnam Vet never bought the Orlando tune for Vietnam vets but I’m sure if he were around, he’s put a small ribbon out for his friend A.J.


Laura Ellsworth (Photo:
There is now some talk that Attorney Laura Ellsworth has emerged as a viable alternative to Republican candidates for Governor Scott Wagner and Paul Mango. Again, newspaper endorsements aren’t the end all and be all they used to be but this is not your usual campaign.
This past weekend marked an uptick in the increased momentum for Laura Ellsworth, as she gained the endorsements of both The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Patriot-News.
Shortly after both endorsements, the campaign dropped another half-million dollars on television to get the message out statewide. Internal polls not only show Laura surging, they show that nearly a third of primary voters still aren’t sold on the two more widely advertised candidate.. With the candidates in a race, anything can happen.


During last week’s final debate before the primary election, 2018 gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner outlined the difference between his background and that of his elitist competition. Wagner who has portrayed himself as a ultimate Trump supporter is trying to gather that base to get him over the top. Here are his thoughts:




This week's guest is Lt. Col. Jim Clancy, U. S. Army, discussing Armed Forces 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.


ECTV Live hosts Rusty Fender, David DeCosmo, and Director Mark Migilore welcome Patty Lawyer to the program during the week of May 14th to unveil plans for a special Recycling Fair in Clarks Green.

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.


As an alternative to our usual monthly breakfast we are inviting you to attend The Irregulars Open-minded Fun Forum at beautiful Harveys Lake boathouse of fellow Irregular Lynn Banta starting 4:00 p.m. next Saturday, May 12. If you enjoy being by the water and viewing a beautiful sunset, this is the place to be on Saturday. Even a super special guest will be attending. The fee normally charged at The Irregulars Think Tank Breakfast has been replaced with a request that attendees bring along your favorite covered dish of appetizers, desserts, or salads. Refreshments will be provided. Lynn’s boathouse is conveniently located at 135 Lakeside Drive, Pole #13, Harveys Lake. We ask that attendees begin arriving at 4:00 p.m. and buffet-style late lunch will be available from late afternoon into early evening. This exciting all-new way of meeting temporarily replaces our breakfast. It will be held 2nd Saturday of each month from now until Labor Day Weekend. 

Lynn Banta (Photo: The Irregulars)
Lynn Banta is chief executive officer at Outsourcing USA, a full-service graphic design company, housed in the Twin Stacks building on the Dallas Memorial Highway, Dallas. Lynn established the business in May 2009.
Since its inception, Lynn has placed value on people and her vision of creating family-sustaining jobs for the Wyoming Valley communities. Her vision for Twin Stacks as a business hub furthers her dream by providing space for entrepreneurs.
“Always value two things: first, people, be it your employees, clients or, in our business at Twin Stacks, tenants. Always remember how valuable those people are to you and your business. Second, the numbers. Know the key statistics that need to be tracked to ensure business success, and pay attention to those numbers.”


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!”



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The United States signed an agreement to sell 17,000,000 metric tons of surplus grain to India over a four-year period, in exchange for $1,276,000,000. ….Lucille Ball was granted a divorce from Desi Arnaz by a court in Santa Monica, California…..President Dwight Eisenhower signed the Civil Rights Act of 1960 into law. The bill had passed the House 288–95, after being amended and passed by the Senate 71–18…Princess Margaret of the United Kingdom, the sister of Queen Elizabeth II, married Antony Armstrong-Jones in a royal wedding at Westminster Abbey…
Leonid Brezhnev took on the ceremonial job of President of the Presidium of the Soviet Union, as Kliment Voroshilov's request for retirement was granted. Nikita Khrushchev continued as General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party and as Prime Minister, positions that would be taken by Brezhnev in 1964….The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a birth control pill for the first time, as it cleared the prescription of Enovid, manufactured by G. D. Searle & Company, for use as an oral contraceptive….U.S. Attorney General William P. Rogers invoked the new Civil Rights Act of 1960 to force the turnover of voters' registration records in four Southern "cipher counties", so called because there were no African-American registered voters, despite a large population. The counties affected were Wilcox County, Alabama, Webster County, Georgia, McCormick County, South Carolina and East Carroll Parish, Louisiana…..John F. Kennedy defeated Hubert Humphrey in the West Virginia primary election, winning the predominantly Protestant state and dispelling doubts about whether Americans would support a Roman Catholic nominee. The win was Senator Kennedy's seventh in the primaries. At 1:08 a.m. the next day, Humphrey conceded defeat, and then said "I am no longer a candidate for the Democratic Presidential nomination", leaving Senator Kennedy unopposed…..
in Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Mayor Joseph Barr says that revitalization plans for the city are a go. There is talk that Forbes Field may go…in Scranton Mayor James Hanlon announces his support for John F. Kennedy and fifty eight years ago the number one song in LuLac land and America was “Stuck On You” by Elvis Presley.


At 7:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep digging Yonki, keep digging. After over a year, sooner or later maybe you'll hit paydirt with all your digging after Trump.

At 8:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Trump "destabilizes" the Middle East the way he did the Korean Peninsula, there may in fact be a method to his madness and chaos.
For decades our leaders have placed United States in the backseat to interests of other cuntries. These actions have given the world a nuclear North Korea and a nuclear Iran.


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