Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The LuLac Edition #3904, October 16th, 2018


Bob Casey’s Senate campaign put up an ad over the weekend featuring a mother speaking about how she would never vote for Barletta because he and his fellow Republicans have done their best to destroy the Affordable Care Act and get rid of pre existing conditions.

Not more than after a few running of the ads, the whiny GOP machine, a machine that constantly lies and attacks everything Democrats do in Pennsylvania got their panties in a bind.
This is how the blubbering started.


This weekend, despite knowing that Congressman Lou Barletta’s 18-month-old grandson is battling cancer, Bob Casey released a negative and patently false attack ad claiming that Congressman Barletta would support stripping health coverage for those with preexisting conditions.
The ad never mentions Barletta’s grandson but points out what REAL people are going through for their health care concerns. The GOP has voted more than 50 times to get rid of the failed ACA act but NEVER came up with an alternative plan.
Despite requests to take down what is nothing short of a hurtful and callous attack on Congressman Barletta’s family, despite the fact that Barletta has voted to support protecting insurance coverage for those with preexisting conditions, Casey has doubled-down and refused to take down the negative attack ad.
In response, Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Val DiGiorgio, made the following statement:
“Bob Casey should step up, apologize to the Barletta family, and take down his negative and false attack ad.
"Not only is the ad hurtful and completely disrespectful of a suffering family, but it is nothing short of a distortion of the truth about Congressman Barletta’s position on protecting those with preexisting conditions. Lou Barletta has repeatedly voted and cosponsored legislation to protect pre-existing conditions ”
This thug here, DiGiorgio has been lying from day one and whining about the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and the gerrymandering. He did it on statewide TV Sunday morning.
On pre existing conditions, Barletta is part of the party that has been hellbent on getting rid of pre existing conditions. Sponsoring a bill as lying Val says is not the same as saying to your party, “People are being hurt here!”
John Hanger said Lou Barletta votes repeatedly to end the full pre-existing conditions protections of the Affordable Care Act over the last 6 years. The American Cancer Society opposed his position. Then 7 weeks ago, one of Barletta's grandsons is diagnosed with cancer. Instead of saying I regret my votes, Barletta attacks Casey for telling the awful truth about his voting record that hurts anyone with a pre-existing condition, including now his grandson. Awful!
Very true. Casey said that he didn’t intend to hurt Barletta’s family. That’s the class guy he is. But my God, the party that cried “lock her Up”, supported  the defaming of  women, supported the pig that we call a President has some God Damn nerve getting their little itty feelings hurt when an ad tells the truth!

We were so sad to hear that broadcaster, TV personality, sports reporter and State Legislator Sid Michaels Kavulich passed away. Sid was the real deal in every shape and form. 
I had dealings with him in all realms, socially, on the baseball field when the Barons were in town, at political events, he was a true gentleman and an honest man. 
He’s gone too young at age 62. He will be missed.

Monday, October 15, 2018

The LuLac Edition #3903, October 15th, 2018


Here is a list of things going on with the Democrats locally.

Tuesday, October 16, at 6:00pm
An evening with Denny Wolff

Grotto Pizza
3445 Lakeside Dr.
Harvey's Lake, PA 18618
You're invited to join Frank Conyngham for a Meet and Greet with Denny Wolff, dairy farmer and candidate for Pennsylvania's 9th Congressional District!
Suggested Contribution:
Guest: $100
Please RSVP to Frank Conyngham at 570-313-3524 or fepc52@gmail.com
Checks payable to Denny Wolff for Congress. Mailing address: PO Box 240 Millville, PA 17846

Thursday October 18th
Double Header but locations are close to each other so you can make both ;)

6pm - 8pm
Rally with PA House Representative Eddie Day Pashinski

Ashley Firemans’ Grounds, Ashley Road, Ashley PA
Donation $10
Food and refreshments will be served
Sponsored by Jason Fitzgerald, the Mayor and Ashley Borough Council

6 pm - 8pm
Oktoberfest with Senator John Yudichak

Benny Brewing Company
1429 Sans Souci Pkwy, Wilkes Barre, PA 18706
$250 Event Sponsor
$100 Keg Sponsor
$50 per guest
Makes checks payable to Citizens for John Yudichak
c/o Box 545 Harrisburg, PA 17108
RSVP to Kristin Nash at 717-991-9336 or KrisitnNash40@gmail.com

Saturday October 20th
Luzerne County Democrats host an "ALL IN" phone bank

12pm - 4pm
I.B.E.W. Local 163
1269 Sans Souci Pkwy, WIlkes Barre, PA 18706
Come by for an hour or the afternoon, the more the merrier. We will be making phone calls to Luzerne County Voters telling them the importance of voting straight Democrat this election. If you cannot make this event but would like to make calls at your leisure please let us know and we will get a list to you.

Sunday October 21st
LC Democratic women’s brunch with “Salty Sands” Ferguson of the Rockford Peaches

11am - 2pm
Best Western Plus Genetti Hotel & Conference Center
77 E Market St, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18701
Sarah Jane Ferguson aka "Salty Sands” was only one of almost 600 women that had the distinction to play in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League during its twelve years of history near the end of WWII. She later played professional basketball and worked for the government training our original astronauts with the G-Force.
The Rockford Peaches was the inspiration for the famous movie "A League of Their Own”. Sands was among the 61 former players who were in Cooperstown for 10 days of filming for the Penny Marshall's film. Notably, the AAGPBL veterans played on Doubleday Field in the final scene scored to Madonna’s song This Used to be My Playground. Salty will have her original uniform, her baseball card (which she will autograph), her catchers mitt and other historical items!
The Brunch Buffet Menu includes Fresh fruit bowl, scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, breakfast sausage, chicken franchise, vegetable medley, ziti, muffins, Danish, bread, chilled fruit juices, coffee, tea and decaf
Reserve your seats ASAP
Early Bird Tickets $30.
After October 12th $35
Table of ten $225
Checks made Payable to
“Luzerne County Democratic Women”
Mailed to
c/o Polly Delaney,
831 Charles Street, Luzerne, PA 18709

Monday October 29
8th District Congressional Debate

7pm - 8pm
Although tickets are sold out you can watch the televised debate between Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-8) and challenger John Chrin broadcast live on WVIA at 7 p.m

Tuesday October 30th
9th District Congressional Debate

7pm - 8pm
Although tickets are sold out you can watch the televised debate between candidates Denny Wolff (D) and Dan Meuser (R) broadcast live on WVIA at 7 p.m

Sunday November 4th
Old-Fashioned Pre-Election Day Rally

3pm - 6pm
Swoyersville American Legion
259 Shoemaker St, Swoyersville, PA 18704
Be part of the Blue Wave by joining the Luzerne County Democratic Party at a FREE, Old-Fashioned Pre-Election Day Rally on Sunday, November 4. There will be music, plenty of food and drink, appearances by our Candidates, entertainment, and an opportunity to meet old friends, make new ones, and become energized to get out the vote for this extremely important election! Keep your eye on the facebook page for additional details!

Sunday, October 14, 2018

The LuLac Edition #3902, October 14th, 2018


A real nice crowd turned out on Friday evening at The Wilkes Barre Township Fire Hall on Watson Street. The event was for 8th Congressional candidate for Congress John Chrin and State representative candidate Sue Henry running in the 121st. 
The food was greet, the fellowship was evident and the crowd was enthused. 
Chrin touted the fact that under the Trump administration there was more money in people's paychecks and even announced that there was an increase in Social Security under Trump. 
Henry talked about Property Tax Reform and Opioid Abuse. 
The MC was Tom Woods, long time WARM, WTOP and Mutual Broadcasting veteran. Woods is a resident of the Township and did a great job. Here are a few photos. 
 Woods doing his thing at the event. 
Tony Brooks Chair of the Henry campaign along with Wilkes Barre City activist and neighborhood volunteer Linda Joseph.  
Alex Prtika from Wilkes Barre and David Thole from Mountaintop were attending. 
Tom Woods with candidate Chrin who quipped that it was tough following two broadcasters on the program. No to worry though, Chrin was warmly received by the crowd.
Sue Henry was on hand with her group of supporters. 
 Kathleen Smith is seen here with Charles Urban the head of the Taxpayers Unit in Luzerne County. Mr. Urban, 87 has long been a champion of the environment and the taxpayer. He was circulating a letter he hopes would be published in the newspapers about his thoughts about the race in the 121st. Here's that piece from him.
Editor: There View
Property Owners: 121st district , Ashley. Fairview Twp. Hanover Twp. Laurel Run Boro. Wilkes Barre City, Wilkes Barre Twp.
Do you want Elimination of your School Property Taxes? Pa. Representative Jim Cox R 129th district Berks County on 10-5-16 formally introduced the Property Tax Independence Act in the House of Representatives which should come up again for a vote.
Voters of the 121st You have a choice this November to Vote Sue Henry for elimination of school property Taxes or Ed Day Pashinski who does not support 76 elimination of your school property taxes.
This is to inform you when HB /SB 76 comes up for a vote, Rep. Pashinski will not vote for the passage of 76. He is against elimination of school property taxes. His reason for that was and still is the “Independence Fiscal Office and the Dept. of Revenue both stated officially in a full report it doesn’t work.”
Rep. Pashinski is lying. The Independence Fiscal Office NEVER said any such thing. They reported numbers without comment and he is twisting them to protect his special interest buddies.
Rep. Pashinski is one of the biggest liars and one of the worst special suck up in the General Assembly. He was the head of the teachers union in Luzerne County district where he was employed. He is collecting approximately $4,429.00 a month and is working on his second guarantee pension as a state representative, collecting more than $80.000 in salary and Social Security benefits. The PSEA state teachers union is his largest contributor to his campaign, contributed approximately $23,560 . The PSEA is the most active opponent of school property taxes.
The corruption never ends. Rep Pashinski is an untruthful person who will say or do anything to defeat school property elimination HB 76 so he can keep his greedy campaign contributors fat and happy. He doesn’t care and has betrayed his constituents and the people of Pennsylvania. He doesn’t care or give a damn about struggling homeowners and will allow them to drown before he will stand up against his special interest groups .
Homeowners of the 121st district it’s up to you to replace your employee who isn’t working for you with Sue Henry that is supporting HB/76 elimination of your school property Taxes. We the people are the government. No one should lose their Homes. There are 86 PTCC groups in Pa. fighting for the elimination of school property taxes.
The PTCC endorses Sue Henry for State Rep. of the 121st district. To learn more go to http://www..ptcc.us On Nov. 6 vote for Sue Henry for elimination of your school property taxes.
Charles Urban Pres. Luzerne , Lackawanna County Property Owners member of 86 Pa. PTCC groups #570-288-2972
EDITOR'S NOTE: Then take a look at the article from today's Citizens' Voice where it is chronicled about just how much a NEW SCHOOL in Wilkes Barre will be.
Our friend Lynette Villano was at the event and said that her 5,000 lies coming out of President Trump's mouth was said in jest. Villano and other key Republicans and area citizens graced their presence in Ben Bradlee Junior's book called "The Forgotten". There was an event at Barnes and Noble Wednesday night where she made the opinion on a panel.. Lynette talked about that a bit on Friday night promoting the book. She mentioned a few people in the book, even local union leader Ed Harry who has his head totally  up Donald trump's ass. Now I have no issue with Republicans like Lynette supporting Trump, that's what they've always done. But Harry fed at the Democratic party trough for years and is an ingrate. And as they say in the infomercials, "wait there's more!" Harry is Chair of the Arena Board. Yeah the Arena that was supported by a Democrat Bob Casey and saved by Democrat Kevin Blaum. That's rich! 

Saturday, October 13, 2018

The LuLac Edition #3901, October 13th, 2018


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1. With less than a month away can you call this election?

Turnout, turnout, turn out!!! Both sides are energized but I want to see those groups who didn’t turn out as strong as they should have in 2016 put their money whee their mouth is. It’s okay to shake your head and say “Oh those poor kids separated from their parents at the border” but let’s see them go and vote to change stuff like this.

2. John Fetternan, will he help or hurt Wolf?

I don’t think anything can hurt Wolf right now given Wagner’s recent Facebook video. People question why Fetterman is not on Wolf signs but Wolf is one of the luckiest politicians that ever lived as far as I’m concerned. He runs against an incumbent in 2014 that his own party didn’t like and beat him. Now in 2018 with a less than smashing record he runs against a very hard working, dedicated candidate who has been imploding in frustration in the late days of the campaign. No matter what the relationship, both will be fine.

3. Are you in favor of campaigning on impeachment?

No, not at all. I say that because he is such a coward, Trump will resign once he gets indicted. If he is stupid enough (and he is a dumb stupid bastard, I think we can all agree on that!) impeachment will come. If the Senate stays Republican, he will be exonerated but we won’ get anything done until 2021. So no, it’s a dumb idea to even talk about it.

4. Who will replace Nikki Haley as.U.N. Ambassador and why do you think this came out of left field as it did?

She’s no dummy in terms of political strategy. As a somewhat sensible Republican and quite young, she wants to position herself away from this chaotic administration. The stuff about spending time with family is garbage. She wants to make a clean getaway while the getting is good. A perfect example from previous years was when George Schultz and Caspar Weinberger kept their heads down at Treasury and HEW when the Watergate turmoil was in play. While they never jumped ship, they kept their eye on the respective balls and like Haley, never fully did a huge defense of the investigations surrounding their bosses. All found work in the future.

5. Thoughts on the Tribe?

Never even bothered to watch an inning because I knew they’d choke.

6. Penn State real or teasing us?

College football is so unpredictable, I really couldn’t say. The only thing I can predict is that James Franklin will go off the rils three times this season before it’s over.

7. Trump in 2020! Yes or no?

Let’s get through ’18 before we say anything else.

8. Did you do anything on national perogie day and national coffee day?

Nope and nope. Stove top (one of these digital fancy schmancie thing with chips in it (no knobs!!!) is down and I had a meeting thqt night. I don’t drink Coffee and it was a Saturday so no.

9. Why do old white guys still bring up Hillary Clinton?

Ask their therapist. I think secretly they worship her on their knees in front of their computers. Her reemergence puts them into a tailspin.

10. Should Alex Trebek host smother debate?

Absolutely. I think he put the two candidates on notice that they didn’t know everything.Debate is a specific terms, this was more of a conversation which I found enlightening.

11. Are you a pumpkin fan?

Only for pie and soup.

12. I’m so glad John Dickerson. Is back on Face The Nation and think she is better then Margaret Brennen thoughts?

Brennan is off on Maternity leave so he’s filling in. As I stated previously on this site, I’m warming up to her. My pick was Nancy Cordes when Bob Schieffer left.

13. With your new position, is there a new go to caffeine laden afternoon snack to pull you through?

Yes. Nestle Dark Chocolate or bittersweet morsels. The kind you use for baking and Chocolate Chip cookies are in a jar on my desk. The cacao level is over 50% so that is an energy boost before I get out.

The LuLac Edition #3900, October 13th, 2018


Still on the move. 

Thanks for your support. 

On to 4,000!!!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

The LuLac Edition #3899, October 11th, 2018



The Justice Department is trying to force Facebook to disclose information about thousands of people who “liked” a page opposing president Donald Trump.
The DoJ wants to access all the information from the profiles of three activists connected to the “DisruptJ20” protests on the day of Trump’s January inauguration. The protests turned violent in part and, with a couple hundred people having been charged over the Washington, D.C. riots, the authorities are going after online information relating to that event.
Meantime Facebook nd Twitter are filled with responses from people like me who take on Diaper Don and his supporters. Feel free to check out my profile!
Fredom of speech, even for those who hate Diaper’s itty bitty feelings.


AP reports thatfFollowing the bitterly partisan, acrimonious confirmation battle over Associate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., warned in an interview on Tuesday that heated political rhetoric has the potential to turn deadly.
"I fear that there's going to be an assassination," Paul told a Kentucky radio show. "I really worry that somebody is going to be killed, and that those who are ratcheting up the conversation ... they have to realize they bear some responsibility if this elevates to violence."
The Kentucky Senator should realize that it was his sainted Tea Party that started the violence in 2010 over Health Care and that it was his party that screamed “Lock Her Up” over and over again. Hell the dumb asses are still doing it! This time to Feinstein. But bring up a legitimate question about an alleged sexual assault and they get their itty bitty feelings hurt and cry wah, wah!!!


John Chrin’s campaign announced that John had received the Women for Trump NEPA endorsement for his campaign to represent Pennsylvania’s 8th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives.
“John Chrin shares our values and our support for President Donald Trump’s America First agenda.” said Betsy Green, manager of Women for Trump NEPA. “John’s opponent, Rep. Matt Cartwright is an obstructionist to the President’s agenda. Just as the silent majority stepped up to put the President in office in 2016, we must vote for strong supporters of our President Trump like John Chrin to help him drain the swamp. John will work with President Trump to build the wall, secure our borders, and put an end to the illegal practice of sanctuary cities. John’s opponent has a long history and voting record of supporting sanctuary cities.”
“I am thrilled to announce that Women for Trump NEPA have endorsed my campaign!” said Chrin. “Like President Trump in 2016, I am a business leader and political outsider, who has never before ran for office. I believe in the America First agenda being pursued by our President Donald Trump. I have the business sense and common sense needed to help support that agenda in Congress. I am fighting for more jobs and economic prosperity for Northeastern Pennsylvania. I look forward to working with Women for Trump NEPA to win a victory in November.”
John is a 10th generation Pennsylvanian, Monroe County resident, political outsider, and successful self-made business leader with over thirty years of experience in the private sector. He has created thousands of jobs over his career and will use this vast experience for the benefit of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Congressmen Cartwright (Photo: LuLac archives)
As he has long said, Congressman Cartwright’s number one priority is to bring good-paying, family-sustaining jobs to Northeastern Pennsylvania. While the people of the 8th Congressional District of Pennsylvania are known for valuing hard work, the recent recession has created a lasting impact.
To create jobs, Congressman Cartwright will act to ensure that Congress is investing in infrastructure, and that the 8th District is getting its share of these projects. Pennsylvania has thousands of structurally deficient bridges that need repair and thousands of unemployed workers who have the skills to correct this issue. The Congressman will act to ensure that the two are linked. Also, Congressman Cartwright will work to expand rail service to the district and bring new clean energy jobs to the people of Northeastern Pennsylvania.
While addressing our immediate needs is important, Congressman Cartwright also recognizes that we need to create long-term, sustainable jobs so that future generations of Northeastern Pennsylvanians will live in prosperity. To accomplish this goal, Congressman Cartwright will act to bolster our public education system and ensure that this generation of Americans can compete in the world-wide marketplace.
The engine that drives the economy of northeastern Pennsylvania and the United States is small business. Congressman Cartwright will work to ensure that the small businesses in the 8th district are on a level playing field with their larger competitors, so that their growth can continue.


GOP Congressional candidate in the 9th Dan Meuser has been using fear, scare tactics and attack ads since he began his campaign. Like Danville is going to become a Sanctuary City. This is Lou Barletta’s old district and Meuser will follow in Lou’s footsteps caring more about national issues rather than the local ones.
The latest Meuser missive links Denny and Nancy Pelosi. Jeez these GOP strategists must have dry thoughts and wet dreams about Nancy if that’s all they got.
Wolfe fought back with a rather charming ad. Take a look.

I said on TV that the farmers in the 9th are going to have to decide if they want to vote for a Republican because they were Republicans all their lives or if they want vote for someone who will take care of THEIR interests. With tariffs looming from old Diaper Don, I can tell you Meuser will be right up the President’s butt on this one and not siding with the farmers.


I came across this letter in Penn Live the other day. It was written by a fellow from Dallas. Take a look:
Many of us are wondering, "Who should I vote for, Bob Casey or Lou Barletta?" Both want to represent Pennsylvania in the U.S. Senate.
It's an especially important race for both parties, because whoever has the majority will control what laws come up for a vote, whether or not Trump is impeached, whether we should tax imports and become isolated, etc.
Sen. Casey, the incumbent, has always fought for the working class.
If you go to Rep. Barletta's website, you'll see at the top, in large letters, "Stand with Pres. Trump, support Lou Barletta." This means Barletta supports: (1) separating children from their parents at the border, (2) paying millions for a wall, even though there are more efficient ways to secure our border, (3) white supremacists and Nazis, (4) tax scams that help the wealthy. and corporations at the expense of our deficit, but don't close loopholes, (5) filling the swamp with lobbyists and criminals, instead of draining it, (6) chaos at the White House and a weaker, less respected America, (7) criticizing our allies but showing admiration and respect for dictators like Putin and Kim Jung Un, (8) Putin instead of our intelligence agencies regarding Russia's interference in our election, (9) nepotism at the White House, (10) Trump's refusal to show his tax returns and his use of the office to increase his wealth, (11) Trump's continual lies and comments that are weakening faith in our democracy, like, "The press is the enemy of the people", (12) all types of conspiracy theories weaken faith in our democracy.
Bottom line, if we want to Make America Great Again, we should begin by voting for Senator Casey.





This week's guest is Jackie Albanese, discussing the Senior Companion program.
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.


Mark Riccetti from the Luzerne County Historical Society joins ECTV Live hosts Rusty Fender and David DeCosmo during the week of October 15th to unveil plans for this year's "Ghost Walks" in downtown Wilkes-Barre. The popular October tours have been drawing hundreds of people over the past few years to hear some of the city's haunting stories!
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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 every Sunday at 3pm on WILK Newsradio for The Freddy Factor. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll wonder why but in the end, it will be one hell of a good time!



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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The LuLac Edition #3898, October 10th, 2018


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A lot of words have been written and said about the impact the Brett Kavanaugh hearing might have on the 2018 mid terms. But I defer to political writer and expert John Baer who wrote this fascinating piece yesterday.
Now that the whole nasty Brett Kavanaugh confirmation thing is done, the question in its aftermath is how, or if, it affects midterm voting?
First blush suggests it will.
After all, media and much of the nation have obsessed over the process since early July when President Trump nominated Kavanaugh.
First there were polarizing questions about Kavanaugh's stance (hence possible votes) on abortion rights and executive privilege.
Then came a divisive, emotional he said/she said over alleged sexual assault. And suddenly the world was watching.
Monday night, Trump, "on behalf of the nation" apologized to Kavanaugh for the "terrible pain and suffering" he (Kavanaugh, not Trump) and his family "were forced to endure."
So, what now?
One narrative suggests the process further enraged Democrats, women and especially Democratic women against Republicans, adding fuel to an already-expected high-octane Democratic turnout.
This, the argument goes, would be retaliation for what many saw as GOP senators not listening to, not hearing, or not believing a woman, or two or three, accusing the now-associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States of sexual assault and misconduct when he was in high school and/or college.
I'm not so sure. I mean about the argument.
No doubt there's anger. We've seen and heard the fury of women who suffered sexual assault without consequence to perpetrators. We've heard from women irate over a GOP that ran over anything in its way; then, brilliantly, used a woman – Sen. Susan Collins (R., Maine) – as its closer.
But a ramped-up anti-GOP rush come Nov. 6? Two things argue against it.
Democrats, women, especially Democratic women, already are there. If, on a scale of 1 to 10, you're at 10 in terms of voting D, how do you get to 11? And if you get to 11, does it make much difference?
Plus, with most of a month until Election Day, what are the odds the national political focus isn't pulled in multiple different directions between now and then?
(I'd note Trump's Access Hollywood tape came out a month before the 2016 election and caused little or no evident effect.)
As to claims from Trump and others that strident Democratic opposition to Kavanaugh, and public protest against him, amounts to, as Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell said, "a great political gift," well, that, too, seems a stretch. Republicans won. Got the guy they wanted on the high court. Does gloating lead to voting?
I turn to national pundit Larry Sabato at the University of Virginia.
"Let me start with three little words: I don't know," he says. "It's impossible to say which party's emotions will endure to Election Day. Maybe both will. Maybe neither will."
He notes Republicans will use Kavanaugh in red states with Democratic Senate incumbents (such as North Dakota and Indiana) and Dems will use him in suburban congressional districts, "especially the ones where they have women nominees."
Makes sense. But, again, will such use much change things?
Robin Kolodny, who chairs Temple University's poli-sci department, says maybe a little but not a lot.
"In the next week or two, look at registration numbers and national political money," she says. "If you see bumps either way, or national GOP money showing up in certain [Pennsylvania] congressional districts, then you'll know something's changed."
Places to look for evidence, she says, include the Sixth and Seventh Districts just west and north of Philly, respectively. Both are newly redrawn open seats featuring female Democratic candidates (Chrissy Houlahan in the Sixth, Susan Wild in the Seventh) in races seen as likely or leaning D.
But nobody really knows what happens on Election Day. Whether polling's right. Whether a "blue wave" flows or ebbs.
And the Kavanaugh confirmation battle, above all else, just made our politics look so shabby. It made ordinary people seem inconsequential. It made pols involved seem solely set on political gain.
In short, it changed nothing. And that's why it won't impact the midterms.
John Baer http://www2.philly.com/philly/columnists/john_baer/will-kavanaugh-impact-midterm-elections-i-dont-see-it-20181009.html

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

The LuLac Edition #3997, October 9th, 2018





The NAACP Chapter #2306 announces that nominations for Business Year 2019 are now being accepted for the organization. Nominations are being sought for the positions of President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Nominations will also be accepted for the Executive committee which includes at-large members.
On Monday, October 22nd, 2018 at 6pm at Breiseth Hall room 106 on the campus of Wilkes University, there will be a report of the Nominating Committee, receipt of Nominations by Petition, and election of the Election Supervisory Committee. All members whose memberships are current as of April 1st of the election year may be nominated for office or as an at-large member of the Executive Committee. In order to sign a nominating petition, or be elected to the Election Supervisory Committee, a member must be current as of 30 days prior to the October meeting.
For more info on this NAACP Chapter, check out the NAACP website: http://wbnaacp2306.org
Nominating Committee members are David Yonki, Chairman, Toni Mathis, Secretary, Andita Parker Lloyd, Andrew Wilczak, and Reverend Shawn Walker.

Monday, October 08, 2018

The LuLac Edition #3896, October 8th, 2018


Tonight with the swearing in of Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Diaper Don has added a new low to his Presidency. He has forever politicized the only impartial entity of government we have left in this country. 
Plus his lack of grace should embolden people of reason and fairness to do something about it at the polls. 

The LuLac Edition #3895, October 8th, 2018


Sunday, October 07, 2018

The LuLac Edition #3894, October 7th, 2018

David Barber, (Photo: Ben Hoon Facebook)
The area is mourning the passing of David Barber a local political activist, Social Security Administration employee and officer of the local chapter of the NAACP.
His death was sudden (I saw him at a meeting the previous Friday) but his legacy as a community leader will live on in his spirit.
He was 43.


The late Supreme  Court Justice Stanley Matthews (Photo: wikipedia.com)
Stanley Matthews’ name came up this week because until Brett Kavanugh was confirmed by the slimmest of margins, 50-48, Matthews held that distinction of being confirmed by one vote 23-22. A Civil war veteran, Matthews ran for the United States House of Representatives in 1876, but was defeated. A year later, he won a special election to the Senate to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of John Sherman. Back then there was no direct election of US Senators. He did not seek reelection.
On January 26, 1881, President Rutherford B. Hayes nominated Matthews for a position as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Members of the Senate characterized the appointment as an example of presidential cronyism since Hayes and Matthews had been classmates at Kenyon College and both had practiced law in Cincinnati and served as officers in the state infantry. With the nomination facing political opposition, and as the nomination came near the end of Hayes's term, the Senate did not act on it. Upon succeeding Hayes, incoming President James A. Garfield renominated Matthews in March 1881, and the Senate confirmed him by a vote of 24 to 23, the narrowest confirmation for a successful U.S. Supreme Court nominee in history. He served on the Court until his death in 1889.
There was no report of a tantrum anytime while he was waiting to be confirmed.


Lou Barletta, candidate for Senate has now followed in the footsteps of his mentor, Diaper Don. Not content that Brett Kavanaugh was named a Supreme court Justice, Barletta  embellishes in a press release that coward and political opportunist Susan Collins rebuked Casey when she gave her sorry ass excuse of a speech in supporting Kavanaugh. Here’s this classic from Lou’s campaign:
“A number of Senators joined the race to announce their opposition, but they were beaten to the punch by one of our colleagues who actually announced opposition before the nominee’s identity was even known.” (Senator Collins Senate Floor speech 10/5/2018, 3:09 p.m.)

Thursday, October 04, 2018

The LuLac Edition #3893, October 4th, 2018


The madness that is Diaper Don continues. Last night in the bowels of the South, Diaper went after Christine Blasey Ford in a vicious manner that had GOP Senators cringing. Diaper put on his show and was hateful with every vitriolic words that came from his slimy lips.
Here’s my question for the women who support Trump. How in the world can you look at this man as a decent human being let alone a President?
How will you face your daughters, in laws and children while you champion this man’s words of hate and untruth? How do you reconcile the contradictions he made last week and the other day?
If you choose to support hateful, stupid and vile, I get that. To each his own.
But God Forbid if you’re daughter ever gets assaulted. Do you think she’d ever come to you given your embracement of this hater of women?
Do you stand with decency or hate?
Just wondering.


The New York Times di an exhaustive piece that took a year and a half to go into Diaper Don’s finances. He was given money from daddy right from the get go. Not the paltry million bucks he said he had to repay.
Trump’s daddy gave him money every year since the little prick was three years old. Then favorite son tried to get a hol of his father’s will when Diaper’s business was going belly up.
The mafia has nothing on these guys. Here’s the link to the New Yorker which crystallizes this.


Lynette Villano and Trump during the campaign. (Photo: Villano Facebook page)
Ben Bradlee Junior has written a book about Donald Trump’s victory in Luzerne County. In it he chronicles how a County that has been Democratic for years went under the spell of Trump. I have said over and over that it was Luzerne County with its majority for Trump that enabled him to carry Pennsylvania.
I was willing to give Trump a chance. I said it on the day after the election on TV. But as you all know he has been one huge disappointment for me and others every time he opens his mouth.
But for better or worse, Trump is part of history. The people who are in this book will be part of that too. Personalty, I am happy for them because forever in our history they will be associated with one moment in human time.
So whatever you think of Trump, that’s a great honor.
To Congressman Lou Barletta (first in!) Lynette Villano, (the hardest working woman for Republicans in state politics!) Erik and Tiffany Cloud Olsen, (Erik a decorated veteran and Tiffany a former Cruz supporter who worked as hard for Trump as she did Romney in 2012) Atty. Vito Deluca, (who in my estimation got no help from the Luzerne county Dems when he ran for DA) and people like Marty Baccone, Bryan Langsan, Donna Kowalczyk,
Kim Woodrosky, Steve Smith Jessica Harker should be celebrated for having stood up all stood up for Trump. They all put their longstanding political beliefs on the line and to work.
They are to be applauded.
Then of course there is this guy.
Ed Harry. A first class ingrate who all of his life benefited from Democratic and union policies. He fed at the union and Democratic  trough through the year lapping up and gobbling all the goodies like a gluttonous hog!
But this disloyal guy backed Trump. Here’s what he told the Times Leader.
“I’m one of the idiots who came out and supported Trump. At least I can sleep better at night now. And Trump has been trying to change the trade agreements and bring jobs back. I have less respect for both political parties than I did a year ago.”
Well Eddie, you are an idiot. Self awareness is such a wonderful thing. Poor baby, we really don’t give a shit how you sleep. The jobs YOU think Trump will bring back won’t be union but what the hell do you care, you have your pensions to keep you warm.
And you have less respect for both political parties since last year? News flash pal, you wouldn’t know respect if it bit you in the ass.
To all the aforementioned  11, Congrats.
To Eddie, hope your 30 pieces of silver was worth it.
Here’s the article from the Times Leader: https://www.timesleader.com/news/720058/12-unique-voices-featured-in-new-book-the-forgotten


Congressman Lou Barletta set the Brett Kavanaugh issues squarely on Senator Robert Casey. Never mind that it was Kavanaugh who liked beer and was jumping on dames in the 1980s! Never mind that it was Kavanaugh who has told conflicting stories about his past under oath. Never mind that more than half of the people think he’s unqualified to be on the Supreme Court because of his demeanor.
Nope. Lou blames Casey. Here’s his latest missive from the e mail machine.

Mon, Oct 1, 2018 1:16 pm
Lou Barletta for Senate (David@barletta2018.com)To:you Details
***Press Release***
Bob Casey Poisoned the Well
Bob Casey’s bad faith derailed the process before Kavanaugh was even nominated

HAZLETON -- Much has been said over the weekend about the collapse of decorum and tradition underlying the nomination process for Judicial appointees in the Senate. What is clear is that Bob Casey poisoned the well before Judge Kavanaugh was even picked as President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy.
Lou Barletta for Senate Press Secretary, David Jackson, said: “Bob Casey sure has a lot to say on Twitter and in press releases, but he clearly doesn’t have the spine to say what he thinks to someone’s face. If Bob Casey actually had the courage of his convictions he would meet with Judge Kavanaugh and say what he’s thinking to his face. But no, Bob Casey hasn’t and won’t. He didn’t even request a meeting with Judge Kavanaugh before he announced his opposition to Kavanaugh’s nomination. Perhaps rather than being a brave tweeter, Senator Casey should do his job, meet with Judge Kavanaugh, and ask him questions to his face.”



Our good friend Doctor Joe Leonardi has been writing up a storm lately. Here’s a link to his information.
Here's a link to his newest project: https://youtu.be/rvPRqXKa498



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Craig Lukatch, President of the Lacawac Sanctuary will join ECTV Live host David DeCosmo nd program Director Mark Migilore during the week of October 8th with details about this year's annual Lake To Lake Run/Walk.and Dog Walk at the Center. The Sanctuary serves as a Biological Field Station and Education Center and its trails are open to the public year round.

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Nigeria, formerly a British African colony, became an independent nation of 35,000,000 people, with the new flag hoisted in Lagos at 12:01 a.m.[ Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa became the first Prime Minister, and Nnamdi Azikiwe the Governor General, of the Federation of Nigeria. In 1963, Nigeria became a republic, with Nnamdi Azikwe as its first President.

The Lerner and Loewe musical Camelot, with Julie Andrews, Richard Burton and Robert Goulet, opened at the O'Keefe Centre in Toronto, where it was given a test run and found to be too long, running well past midnight. After several numbers were cut, Camelot made its Broadway debut on December 3..... Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, the antibiotic-resistant form of bacteria known as MRSA, was first isolated

The Andy Griffith Show was televised for the first time, making its American debut on the CBS television network at 9:30 pm in the first of 249 episodes...
Dwight D. Eisenhower became the oldest President of the United States, 11 days before turning 70, the age that Andrew Jackson had been on March 4, 1837.

Eisenhower's record of 70 years, 98 days (on leaving office) would be broken by Ronald Reagan on May 15, 1981........Courier 1B, the world's first "active repeater" communications satellite (designed to handle high-volume transmissions), was launched from Cape Canaveral. However, it failed after 17 days James Tidwell was admitted to the Cincinnati General Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, for treatment of cancer, and became the first of 88 unwitting victims of an experiment by the University of Cincinnati and the Atomic Support Agency of the United States Department of Defense.[14] On October 28, he would be subjected to his first of many doses of ionizing radiation over his entire body, starting at 100 rads, and increasing gradually to 250 rads, and on November 7, doses of 300 rads to his brain. He would die on November 29, 1960, 32 days after treatment began, the first fatality of the program, which would continue until 1971. The existence of texperiments would not be revealed to the public until 1994.

Spartacus, directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Kirk Douglas in the title role, premiered at the DeMille Theatre in New York City before being released nationwide the next day. The film would become the highest money earner of the year...........In Pennsylvania the Pirates and New York Yankees face off in what will be a very interesting and nail biter o World Series….in Luzerne County Com missioner Mitchell Jenkins rules out a run for another office in the future two years hence….and in LuLac land and America the number one song was "Save the Last Dance For Me" by The drifters.

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

The luLac Edition #3892, October 3rd, 2018


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We gave you our opinion on the Tom Wolf/Scott Wagner debate Monday night. We also provided Wagner a lot of time on his thoughts. Here’s what the Times Leader Editorial staff thought on this week’s “Write on Wednesday”.


At 78, Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek may be a living legend, but he had no business moderating Monday night’s Pennsylvania gubernatorial forum in Hershey.
The “conversational” debate was supposed to engage Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican challenger Scott Wagner on issues of importance to Pennsylvanians.
Instead, Trebek spent far too much of that time asking rambling questions, digressing into bizarre personal anecdotes and cutting off the candidates at absolutely the worst possible moment.
Trebek painfully joked that the only thing with a lower approval rating than the Pennsylvania legislature was the Catholic Church.
When the audience booed, he defended the statement. So we learned, for example, that Trebek attended a Catholic boarding school as a youth but “not once in those three years was there any sexual misbehavior.”
Who cares?
Plenty of people in Pennsylvania do care about the natural gas industry, however, and whether the state should impose a severance tax. Sadly, we only got to hear Wolf’s views on the matter, because Trebek — who seemed to favor such a tax — cut Wagner off before he could respond, saying time was up.
The audience booed again, and rightly so. It’s an important policy question, and one of Wagner’s signature issues. He should have been allowed to speak.
Nor did we hear a single word about eliminating property taxes, an issue that is important to many Pennsylvanians.
We did hear a clumsy football joke and lectures from Trebek, a California resident, on education funding and the size of his state’s legislature compared with ours.
Reaction from the Twitterverse was deliciously savage.
“The problem with this #PAGov debate is that Alex Trebek doesn’t seem to know how to form a direct, concise question. Which is as ironic as anything I’ve ever seen,” tweeted Philadelphia attorney and blogger Adam Bonin.
Former Republican operative Andrew Ritter Jr. tweeted the following calculation of who spoke most and longest:
• Trebek – 44 times: 21 minutes, 37 seconds
• Wagner – 29 times: 17 minutes, 25 seconds
• Wolf – 25 times: 13 minutes, 7 seconds.
In fairness, Trebek can’t shoulder all the blame. He joked that he had been drunk when he accepted the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry’s request to moderate, adding that he agreed only on the condition that he could do things his way, meaning a “conversation,” not a traditional debate. The candidates consented.
Shame on the Pennsylvania Chamber for not treating this serious event — the only scheduled debate between Wolf and Wagner before November’s election — with the gravity it deserves.
Once upon a time, Trebek was a newsreader for the CBC in his native Canada. And for one week more than 20 years ago, Trebek filled in for Charlie Gibson on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” For much of his career, however, Trebek has been a game show host — and, indeed, the host of a videotaped game show at that.
This is not to say Trebek isn’t intelligent or adept at handling awkward situations, but his live performance Monday was cringeworthy in the extreme, and did a great disservice both to the candidates and to the voters of Pennsylvania.
“So many tangents and stories from Trebek and questions with no real answers by the candidates,” tweeted Central Penn Business Journal reporter Jason Scott.
We’ll leave you with a tweet from Ben Waxman, director of communications for Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner.
“Uh. Anyone who thinks there isn’t value in political reporters should be watching this ridiculous #pagov debate,” Waxman tweeted. “Hire a journalist next time!”