Thursday, January 24, 2019

The LuLac Edition #3991, January 24th, 2019


(Photo: CNN)
Wilbur Ross who Diaper Don appointed as Commerce Secretary said to the Federal workers missing their paychecks that perhaps they should get a bridge loan to cover expenses. Ross, a billionaire investor, called it "disappointing" that some federal workers affected by the government shutdown were not showing up to work and said "there really is not a good excuse" for affected employees to lack money, adding that they should be able to borrow funds from financial institutions.
This old man does not understand the economics of middle class families. He is just an example of what you get when RICH REPUBLICANS with no empathy get power!


(Photo: Getty Images)
Last year Lara Trump made the scene in LuLac land and took her picture with a few Trump friends. Some even related to me. This is what she said about the shutdown. Telling Bold TV that federal workers faced "a little bit of pain" over their bills but urged sacrifice, saying "this is so much bigger than any one person”.
Hey blondie….tell that to the 800,000 people not getting paid because your father in law’s inanity.
Lara is an adviser to Diaper 2020 campaign and I’m sure people here will be lining up to kiss her Gucci’s when she breezes through trying to get support for her daddy in law. That’s how dumb some people still are regarding this President.


(Photo: AP)


It is dangerous for me to do two things in the Trump  era. They are;
1. Fast forward the DVR when Mike Pence is giving an interview.
2. Take a nap between 3 and 5pm. That’s usually when a new bomb is dropped about the Trump presidency.
Sunday as the best football day of the year and after digging partially out of the disgusting winter blast, I was in the mood to watch some football. I went through the Sunday shows with ease but could not stand listening to Mike Pence. If all the Trump ass kissers pinned a “Sleeping Bob” nickname on Senator Casey, just what the hell would they call Pence. Mr. Adavan? Honest to God, I’ve seen stoners more animated after two big joints than Pence. So I fast forwarded him. And I missed this gem.
Speaking on Sunday on CBS’ program Face the Nation, the vice president quoted from Dr King’s “I Have a Dream” speech as he defended Mr Trump’s latest pitch to secure funding for a barrier along the United States’ southern border.
The budget impasse over the wall has resulted in the longest government shutdown in history, one that has left thousands of federal workers without pay.
“One of my favourite quotes from Dr King was, ‘Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy’,” Mr Pence said.
“You think of how he changed America. He inspired us to change through the legislative process, to become a more perfect union.”
“That’s exactly what President Trump is calling on Congress to do,” Mr Pence added.
“Come to the table in the spirit of good faith. We’ll secure our border. We’ll reopen the government, and we’ll move our nation forward as the president said yesterday to even a broader discussion about immigration reform in the months ahead.”
Mr Pence Mwas referring to the president’s latest proposal to end the partial government shutdown. Man I hope Vice President Pence has a good orthopedic surgeon because he was really, really reaching and stretching on this one.
To compare Trump, who is a racist President to King is ludicrous. To give Pence the slight benefit of the doubt, maybe it was a 20 something staffer with a lack of history who gave him the quote. But King was about breaking barriers not putting them up. Plus, every-time you see a tweet that involves race, Diaper Don takes the side of the white and NOT the minority.
Pence has now in my view disqualified himself as a successor to the racist President. He is either too naïve or just plain dumb to have made that statement especially the day before the King celebration.
Meanwhile, former Vice President Joe Biden ripped the current occupant of the White House Monday for legitimizing a resurgence of racism in America.
Without mentioning President Donald Trump by name, Biden told a crowd of civil rights activists and civic leaders at Al Sharpton's breakfast honoring Martin Luther King Jr., that it was all too easy for some of America's ugliest sentiments on race to reemerge.
"We've learned in the last two years it doesn't take much to awaken hate, to bring those folks out from under the rocks," Biden said, often addressing King's son, Martin Luther King III, who was at Biden’s table.
"That part of American society has always been there, will always be there, but has been legitimized," Biden said.
He recalled the Neo-Nazi alt-right rally in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017 where a white supremacist ran down protester Heather Heyer after a night that featured torch-lit marches and angry "blood and soil" chants by polo-shirted white people.
"Dr. King would know those faces well, those lost souls, that once stood like cowards, hooded, behind burning crosses," Biden said. "They have been deliberately reawakened again, those forces. It's not an accident."
He also pointed to Trump's infamous remarks at the time, when the president said there were "very fine people" on both sides. It was something Biden said he thought he'd never witness again in America --"a president of the United States make a moral equivalence between those who were spreading the hate and those who were opposing it."
Mike Pence and Joe Biden, two people who are worlds apart in common sense and dignity. (LuLac, NY Daily News)

(Photo: AP)
Governor Tom Wolf and Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. by participating in a day of service event and national bell ringing ceremony, both in Philadelphia.
At the 24th Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service at Girard College, Gov. Wolf called for peaceful action toward an end to gun violence, moving forward to safer communities, taking care of each other, and following the example of Dr. King.
“We simply cannot accept gun violence as a normal part of American life,” Gov. Wolf said. “And now, we simply cannot wait any longer to act. We need to stand together as Dr. King showed us, stronger than hate and united against violence.
“It is increasingly important that we all come together, from different communities and different backgrounds, to celebrate what Dr. King stood for, what this day represents. We can and should make a commitment to serving our communities and each other every day.”
At the day of service, the governor and lieutenant governor participated in assembling “dream booths,” portable three-dimensional displays made of synthetic plastic pipe with panels of cloth with personal expressions of values and dreams of a world without gun violence called Dreamline Banners attached.
The Greater Philadelphia King Day of Service is organized through Global Citizen, a non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting civic engagement, community volunteering, civic responsibility, and sustained active citizenship among diverse groups, particularly young people. Global Citizen promotes democracy building, voter education, and participation, locally and globally.
At the Philadelphia Martin Luther King, Jr. Association for Nonviolence, Inc. annual bell ringing ceremony, Governor Wolf’s remarks focused on Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy.
“Dr. King’s example – his dedication to his community, to his incredible cause, and to his fellow man is truly awe-inspiring and I’m really pleased to play a small part in both preserving and moving forward his legacy,” Gov. Wolf said.
“Moving forward – with peaceful yet powerful action and not passivity. This is a focus of my second term as governor of this great state; a state that celebrates and demonstrates its diversity, its commitment to family, to neighbor, to community every day. Nowhere is that more evident than in Dr. King’s legacy.”
Dr. King’s widow, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, requested a national bell ringing ceremony to commemorate the first national Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday in 1986 as a means to further the Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday Commission’s mandate to “to provide advice and assistance to federal, state and local governments and to private organizations with respect to the observance of the holiday.”
Laura Wooten, a longtime election day volunteer, was the official bell ringer for the ceremony.
The Philadelphia Martin Luther King, Jr. Association for Nonviolence, Inc. was founded by Honorable Dr. C. DeLores Tucker and a group of local leaders in 1983, 17 years after the assassination of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The mission of the association is to preserve and advance the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through educating, interpreting, advocating and promoting nonviolent theory and philosophy.
“Because Dr. King devoted his life to making our world better, let us follow his example by doing the same,” Gov. Wolf said. “And let us work to make the world fairer and our communities better every day.”

The big baby that was elected by a minority of voters in 2016 has started whining about how the press has hurt the little itty feelings of his Press Secretary Sarah Sanders. Trump in a tweet said that the press is rude, Here’s what Diaper Don tweeted:
The reason Sarah Sanders does not go to the “podium” much anymore is that the press covers her so rudely & inaccurately, in particular certain members of the press. I told her not to bother, the word gets out anyway! Most will never cover us fairly & hence, the term, Fake News!
Once more the big baby who gets HIS itty bitty feelings hurt calls out the American institution that other Presidents may not have loved but have not gone out of the it way to sabotaged
The little boy can’t take the heat. Calling the press rude is rich coming  from the rudest son of a bitch that ever occupied the White House.


(Photo: UPI)
Harris Wofford, the Democratic senator from Pennsylvania who served out John Heinzs’ term after his tragic accident died this week. He also was a university president and lifelong crusader for civil rights who made a crucial contribution to John F. Kennedy’s slender victory in the 1960 presidential contest, died Jan. 21 at a hospital in Washington.
Wofford became one of the first white students to graduate from the historically black Howard University Law School in Washington. He was an early supporter of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and marched alongside him in the civil and voting rights flash point of Selma, Ala. Robert F. Kennedy, the president’s brother who served as U.S. attorney general, once referred to Mr. Wofford as a “slight madman” in his zeal for advancing civil rights.
In 1960, student sit-ins at segregated lunch counters and restaurants were exploding across the South. That October, at one such protest in Atlanta, King was arrested and jailed.
His predicament worsened after the judge in the case learned of a prior conviction: Several months earlier, King and his wife had been driving a white friend to the hospital in a neighboring county and were pulled over by a police officer suspicious of the interracial group of travelers. The civil rights leader, who had been found guilty of driving with an out-of-state-license, a misdemeanor, was sentenced to four months of hard labor.
In 1960, student sit-ins at segregated lunch counters and restaurants were exploding across the South. That October, at one such protest in Atlanta, King was arrested and jailed.
His predicament worsened after the judge in the case learned of a prior conviction: Several months earlier, King and his wife had been driving a white friend to the hospital in a neighboring county and were pulled over by a police officer suspicious of the interracial group of travelers. The civil rights leader, who had been found guilty of driving with an out-of-state-license, a misdemeanor, was sentenced to four months of hard labor.
His wife, Coretta Scott King, then pregnant with their third child, feared her husband would be killed in jail. Her fear turned to terror after he was yanked from his cell in the middle of the night and taken to a maximum-security prison in Reidsville, Ga. By the time she reached Mr. Wofford, a friend since the 1955-1956 Montgomery bus boycott, she was hysterical.
Mr. Wofford, who had been a lawyer for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights before joining the Kennedy presidential campaign, wanted to help but understood the political risks. Knowing that any overt sympathizing with the jailed leader might alienate Southern white voters, Kennedy’s top strategists ruled out any action. His opponent, Vice President Richard M. Nixon, also was staying out of the fray.
Mr. Wofford helped hatch a plan.
“The idea came to me. . . . Why shouldn’t he just call Mrs. King?” Mr. Wofford recounted in the oral history “Voices of Freedom” by Henry Hampton and Steve Fayer. “She was very anxious. . . . Why can’t Kennedy at least just call her and say, ‘We’re working at it; we’re going to get him out. You have my sympathy.’ A personal, direct act.”
With encouragement from Shriver, Kennedy placed the call during a campaign stop in Chicago.
King was released the next day after Robert Kennedy, his brother’s campaign manager, made another call — this time to the judge. He drove home the political importance of freeing King and assured the jurist that his help would make him “a welcome visitor in a future Kennedy White House,” biographer Larry Tye wrote in his 2016 book “Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon.”
In black communities across the country, “the grapevine telegraph lit up” with jubilation over the Kennedys’ efforts, Tye wrote.
Mr. Wofford led the charge to tout the phone calls in a pamphlet distributed at black ¬churches across the country the Sunday before the election. Dubbed the “blue bomb” because of the color of the paper on which it was printed, it contrasted “No-
Comment Nixon” with the “Candidate With a Heart.” It also featured a powerful endorsement from King’s influential Baptist preacher father.
The pamphlet “circulated below the registry of the news and white culture. It had enormous influence among black voters,” King biographer Taylor Branch said in an interview. Executed behind the backs of the campaign’s leaders, it “shows Harris Wofford’s real shrewdness and possibly his decisive role in history.”
Kennedy won the election by 84 electoral votes and a popular margin of 112,000 votes. Seventy percent of black voters cast their ballots for him. In “The Making of the President, 1960,” historian Theodore H. White credited Kennedy’s success to “the master stroke of intervention in the Martin Luther King arrest.” (LuLac, Penn Live, CNN, PCN)




This week's broadcast will feature a Town Hall session dealing with issues before the Scranton School District. It was hosted by Auditor General Eugene DePasquale.
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 welcomes Penn State Professor Brian Orem to the program during the week of January 28th. A professional Geologist, Professor Orem will talk about some of the environmental conditions leading to the establishment of a controversial tax on water runoff that's being implemented in Wyoming Valley.
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 or device.


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.

Elvis Presley steps into American Studios in Memphis, Tennessee, recording "Long Black Limousine", thus beginning the recording of what becomes his landmark comeback sessions for the albums From Elvis in Memphis and Back in Memphis. The sessions yield the popular and critically acclaimed singles "Suspicious Minds", "In the Ghetto", and "Kentucky Rain".

Fourteen men, 9 of them Jews, are executed in Baghdad for spying for Israel. 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill: A blowout on Union Oil's Platform A spills 80,000 to 100,000 barrels of crude oil into a channel and onto the beaches of Santa Barbara County in Southern California; on February 5 the oil spill closes Santa Barbara's harbor. The incident inspires Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson to organize the first Earth Day in 1970.
The Beatles give their last public performance, of several tracks on the roof of Apple Records, London (featured in Let It Be (1970 film)).

In Pennsylvania Senator Dick Schweiker settles into his role as a Junior Senator from the Commonwealth having been elected in 1968 unseated two termer Joseph Clark….in Luzerne County Stephen Yanoshak puts his hat in the ring for County Controller and fifty years ago this week the number one song in Lu-Lac land and America was “Crimson and Clover” a very annoying song by Tommy James & the Shondells. 


Post a Comment

<< Home