Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The LuLac Edition #3787, May 22nd, 2018


Our “Maybe I’m Amazed logo.

MAYBE I'M AMAZED.........that in the course of under a year, WILK Newsradio lost two of its most popular Talk Show hosts, the late L.A. Tarone and Sue Henry. The broadcast business is one of revolving change. L.A.'s death is still being felt in many corners of this area and Sue was the most community minded broadcaster we've had in this community for a very long time. Their legacies, both formidable, will be something for future generations to emulate.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……that the numbness of another school shooting permeated the airwaves last Friday. Eight dead, shooter wounded, people killed. Politicians and right wingers say “Guns don’t kill, people do”. Facebook goes berserk with gun nuts trashing sensible gun legislation. Once more, here it goes again. Wash, rinse and repeat. And the beat goes on.

MAYBE I’M AMAZED….there are more trees on earth than stars in the galaxy. Well at least for now under this administration.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..that the Royal Wedding really put England on its best behavior. Many in this country felt that it is a frivolous exercise but for those who love history, tradition, it was one for the ages. Class, nationalism and two good people in love. What more can anyone want.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..that the great tradition of the Fine Arts Fiesta continues with great excitement and ceremony every year. And at least one day of rain. It is tradition.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED….the first typewriters was called a literary piano.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..that Donald Trump Junior met with two wealthy Arab princes as well as an expert from Israel who was well schooled in media manipulation. It’s unclear whether anything was instituted but you really have to wonder why the Trump campaign was trying to get support from foreign governments.
MAYBE I'M AMAZED…..that every nuance of the Royal Wedding was scrutinized. For example there was an empty seat next to Prince William and speculation abounded that it’s placement was in honor of Princess Diana. However, the real story was that Queen Elizabeth could have a better view. Thus the empty seat.
MAYBE I ’M AMAZED…..that with all of the talk about Mike Stack’s loss as Lt. Governor, not many people were talking about Stack’s stances on two crucial issues. One was sensible gun legislation and the other was his frequent mentioning of pardons that were granted in the state under hm. Democratic statewide leaders have had bad luck with even mentioning pardons. Prime examples are Governor Michael Dukakis during his Presidential run in 1988 and Mark Singel in his run for Governor in 1994.
MAYBE I’m AMAZED….the amount of concrete used in the Hoover Dam could build a highway from New York to California. 
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…. Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on the same day that he founded the Secret Service: This certainly seems like a bit of cruel irony, though the Secret Service wasn’t created to protect the President at first. It took another 36 years before Congress added that to the agency’s duties. The agency was set up to detect counterfeiting. It wasn’t until 1901 after two other Presidents had been assassinated, Garfield in 1881 and McKinley in 1901 that the protection began.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..you share your birthday with more than 9 million people in the world. On the same day!  Okay, that's redundant.


At 6:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sue's was the last show I listened in on with any frequency. It would be nice if WILK hired a person of color or Latino background to take her place, however, I am betting on some old white person.

At 6:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

After hearing about Sue, I did a google search to see what happened when I came across an LA Tarone tribute site. It is fantastic.
I don't remember if you did a post on it or not. If you haven't, you may want to. It keeps the on-air persona alive even after his untimely passing.


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