Thursday, January 03, 2019

The LuLac Edition #3976, January 3rd, 2018


Pelosi with our good friend Karel Zubris (Photo: Zubris FB)  

and with Mark Barrett aka Duke from Dallas. (Barrett FB page)
Newly-elected House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took a number of veiled shots at President Donald Trump, trolling the president and his party throughout her speech without ever mentioning his name.
Highlighting the Republican preference for helping the wealthy, Pelosi promised to “redeem the promise of the American dream for every family, advancing progress for every community,” a policy that may not sit well with the GOP, which for years has fought against those priorities
“We have no illusions that our work will be easy and that all of us in this chamber will always agree. But let us give a pledge that when we disagree we respect each other and we respect the truth,” added Pelosi, who recently accused Trump of being resistant to facts.
She pledging a “transparent, bipartisan, and unifying” Congress, and in a not-so-subtle trolling, promised to send legislation re-opening the government to the Senate, where Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is expected to block the bill from even reaching the floor.
The new speaker also co-opted Trump’s presidential campaign slogan, saying “We will make America more American by protecting DREAMers.”
Pelosi closed her speech by citing Republican presidents Reagan and Bush, another not-so-subtle dig at her Republican opposition, and then gaveled the House into session.
She quoted Ronald Reagan and the inert GOP Congressman who did SHIT for 8 years sat on their smug asses with their little puss face on.
Ms. Pelosi……… it without them. The late Robert P. Casey Senior used to say “You will be judged by what you did when you had the power!” The little men scowling will be judged as little, vapid, empty suited men they are. men
Show them how it’s done! (AP, CNN, LuLac)


Ed Brominmski (Photo: LuLac archives)
Ed Brominski, one of the great political legends of our time has announced that he will resign as a Luzerne County Council member. “Bromo”., “Edd”, or “The guy with the Golden Vette” was a political mainstay for the last 45 years in Luzerne County. Whether it was as Swoyersville Mayor, Luzerne County Commissioner or as a County Council member, with Brominski you knew where you stood.
He was successful in politics just as he was in athletics and teaching. But he had a passion for good government and giving working class people a fair shake.An old time pol, Bromo never missed a wake of a good friend's family or neighbor. It wasn't about votes but about human decency.
I was happy to have a few breakfasts with him when he was running for various offices after his time as County Commissioner. The sessions were entertaining and enlightening.
Though a Democrat to the core, Edd would give a politician his due, party or not when he was critiquing their work. With the current President, Edd was working overtime in calling out the insanity of the President and in particular the gutless cowards calling themselves modern day Republicans.
See Brominski never understood that lack of character because when he gave an opinion, if he believed it was in the best interests of the people he represented, he never worried about the consequences of his own political skin.
Brominski is stepping down because of health concerns. We hope his outcomes are good and we hope to still see him holding court at Bakehouse with “his table” of friends.
He has contributed a lot to this county and we wish him nothing but good health as he steps into the sundown of a career marked by passion for the people he always represented with honor and a little bit of irascibility. He did that just to keep them guessing.

Me, Atty Marion Munley Cartwright and our favorite Congressman. (Photo: LuLac archives)
Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright released the following statement after being sworn-in to the 116th Congress:
“I was honored to be sworn-in today as a Member of 116th Congress. I’m looking forward to the next two years working with my colleagues to promote policies that will benefit and strengthen working-class families by creating jobs and rebuilding America.”
“Northeastern Pennsylvania reflects the make-up and spirit of much of the country. I understand both the hardships and the concerns that many rural and small-town Americans have. What would help is for the Congress to focus on infrastructure rebuilding, shoring up Social Security and Medicare without cuts, making health care more affordable, and reducing the high cost of prescription drugs. I will be a strong advocate for these and other policies geared to restore hope and opportunities for all.”
Cartwright is a member of the House Appropriations Committee, serving on the Subcommittees for Commerce-Justice-Science and Financial Services & General Government. Cartwright is also a member of the House Leadership, serving as Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee and a member of the Steering and Policy Committee.
This will be Rep. Cartwright’s fourth term representing Northeastern Pennsylvania but his first term representing the new PA-08 congressional district which includes Lackawanna, Wayne, and Pike Counties and portions of Luzerne and Monroe Counties.


I have always had a special place in my heart for The Rural Health Corporation. In the 80s I actually did slide show advertising  for them and served on their advisory board. So I was glad to see our Congressman giving them a leg up on some worthwhile projects. But I guess my question is why could Matt Cartwright, a guy in the minority get this grant for rural Pennsylvania when Tom Marino is in a rural district and a bosom buddy of Trump? Just wondering.
Anyway, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Agency (HHS) has awarded a $3,074,309 grant to Rural Health Corporation of Northeastern PA in Wilkes-Barre.
“This funding will continue to provide families and individuals with the preventive care and treatment they need to live healthy lives,” said Rep. Cartwright a member of the House Appropriations Committee. “Community health centers remain a crucial part of our system to provide everyone with access to affordable, quality care.”
The Health Center Cluster Grants Program is awarded on a competitive basis to grantees that have demonstrated quality care to their communities and is overseen by HHS’ Health Resources and Services Administration agency.
Congressman Cartwright continues to be an advocate for community health centers and health equity in Northeastern Pennsylvania and throughout the country. He recognizes the important role local health centers play in providing care to underserved communities.


Wall Street plunged on Thursday after slowing U.S. factory activity on the heels of a dire revenue warning from Apple Inc fueled fears of a global economic slowdown.The magnitude of Apple's holiday quarter revenue shortfall sent shockwaves through the technology sector, which pulled all three major U.S. stock indexes down more than 2 percent, with the Nasdaq posting a 3 percent loss.
Apple is tanking because of the Trump tariffs and China. The phones are getting screwed as well as its workers. Yep, making Amurika great again Diaper Don!

For those who doubt the tariffs  have not had an impact on Apple or..........wonder if I'm kind to dogs and children, (I am overwhelming so)  here's a link: 




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ECTV Live hosts Rusty Fender, David DeCosmo, and Director Mark Migilore welcome Dave Williams from the Pennsylvania Farm Country Radio network to the show during the week of January 7th to outline activities at this year's Pennsylvania Farm Show. It's the biggest Agriculture show in the country and admission is free!
The shows will air several times daily on Comcast channel 19 (61 in some areas) and will also be rebroadcast on the electric city television YouTube page!
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.


Want to hear some great parodies on the news? Tune in to WILK Radio at 6:20 and 8:20 AM on Mondays. As Ralph Cramden used to say, “It’s a laugh riot!”


Our 1969 logo.

Ohio State defeats USC in the Rose Bowl to win the national college football championship for the 1968 season. For all those college football fans who read LuLac, here’s the whole game…

Rupert Murdoch purchases the largest-selling British Sunday newspaper, The News of the World.....People's Democracy begins a march from Belfast to Derry City, Northern Ireland to gain publicity and to promote its cause....The Government of Spain hands over Ifni to Morocco.....Ariana Afghan Airlines Flight 701 crashes into a house on its approach to London's Gatwick Airport, killing 50 of the 62 people on board and two of the home's occupants....The Soviet Union launches Venera 5 toward Venus……in Pennsylvania Governor Raymond Shafer says that he was never contacted for any position in the Nixon Administration and will serve out his term….in Lackawanna County word is that Eugene Peters is ready to jump in the race for Mayor of Scranton and fifty years agho this week the number one song in America and LuLac land was “I'm Gonna Make You Love Me” Diana Ross & the Supremes & the Temptations


At 12:17 AM, Blogger David DeCosmo said...

Here's another one for 1969 David. ABC Commentator Paul Harvey announces the wedding on Leona Williams to David DeCosmo on April 29th. Pretty good coverage for our wedding!

At 8:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There has been concern of Apple "tanking" even when their valuation topped one trillion. Apple has become a one product company, they no longer innovate, including their signature product, the iPhone.
Their marketing, which for decades was cutting edge, has become bland.
And the primary causes of this drop is the fact that they overestimated their impact in emerging markets, which has been less than stellar, combined with flat sales for the last 3 years in existing markets. This was occurring long before the tariffs.
What drove Apple was the cult of personality, and that personality was Steve Jobs. Tim Cook has done an admirable job following the digital age messiah, but he is not Jobs.
No company is immune from consumer fatigue and poor strategic planning. From PanAm, to Tandy to RadioShack to Kmart to Sears and on and on.
The actual reason for Apples decline is much more involved, but I doubt you have the actual intellectual curiosity to educate yourself to factual information
Perhaps, you should actually take a moment to investigate something before you publish an inaccurate post.
I am curious, is this how you do your new job as a health educator, half facts and inaccurate conclusions?

At 12:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How well do you sleep, Donald Trump?
Do you hear what, in the night, goes bump?
Your options are fleeting
And your support is bleeding.
You're the one the people soon will dump.


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