Thursday, July 18, 2019

The LuLac Edition #4,113, July 18th, 2019

NAACP Branch #2306 President Ron Felton and your blog editor, First Vice President of branch #2306 at Wilkes Barre City Council meeting.
The officers and members of the NAACP Wilkes-Barre Branch #2306 are delighted to see that the monument from Public Square has been removed. We were happy to see the editorial in Sunday’s Citizens’ Voice, Gene Stilp the activist/protester, City Council vote to have the monument removed, and Mayor George for actually getting it done. This sends a clear message that hate and intolerance are not welcome in our City.
In ‘2009, we celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the founding of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). In ‘2030, the NAACP Wilkes-Barre Branch #2306 will be celebrating its 100th Anniversary. This great organization was founded by both blacks and whites as a result of lynching’s that were occurring throughout this country.
The NAACP Wilkes-Barre Branch #2306 doesn’t object to anyone having pride in their culture or ethnicity. However, it should not come at the expense of anyone else’s culture or ethnicity. Right now, at this moment we are facing some turbulent times. Diversity should be embraced by all Americans who are only seeking to make the American dream a reality for all.
For the last two years, the City of Wilkes-Barre has been on a progressive path and we wish to see that continue well into the future. After all, We Are Wilkes-Barre!
Here are links from the newspapers:


Newsweek reports that a new video has emerged showing President Donald Trump laughing with Jeffrey Epstein and appearing to talk about women at a 1992 Mar-a-Lago party. In the footage, which was found deep in the NBC tape library, the pair are seen pointing and laughing at dancing women during the party at the president’s Palm Beach estate. Later in the video, Trump grabs a woman and pats her on the head.
The president has said that he socialized with Epstein as part of a larger Florida circle, but that he has not spoken to him in years and that he “was not a fan” of the registered sex offender who has been charged with sex trafficking underage victims. Check out the link but look at Trump's eyebrows in this video. He was sporting the David Ferry  
(LuLac, Newsweek)


In the world of Trump, the Republicans are walking in line with their great leader. Here’s the latest from Mitch McConnell saying the rhetoric which his arsonist President started should calm down. Really?
Because Trump’s comments have further widened Washington’s partisan divide, McConnell was asked to comment on them during his weekly press conference.
“The president’s not a racist,” McConnell said. “And I think the tone of all of this is not good for the country. But it’s coming from all ideological points of view. To single out any segment of this I think is a mistake.”
McConnell called on Trump as well as his Democratic critics to soften their rhetoric.
“From the president to the speaker to freshman members of the House, all of us have a responsibility to elevate the public discourse,” McConnell said. “Our words do matter. We all know politics is a contact sport, but it’s about time we lowered the temperature all across the board.” (LuLac, aol news)


If you are as sick of this administration undermining the very core of our democracy, I'd recommend joining Action Together NEPA. I  went to a meeting the other evening and the Luzerne Chapter really has its act together in organization and enthusiasm. 
The Luzerne Chapter leads are Cindy Malkemes and Jay Notartomaso. Membership is ten bucks. Here's the link to this organization:


U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright announced that the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded three grants totaling $6,812,541 to The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education, a non-profit consortium focused on training regional medical professionals who go on to serve vulnerable populations.
Headquartered in Scranton, The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education trains medical professionals in community-based centers throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania, including Luzerne, Lackawanna, Wayne and Pike counties. Through residencies and fellowships focused on getting more medical professionals to rural and underserved areas across the country, The Wright Center helps these professionals get hands-on experience and develop the necessary skills to treat vulnerable populations.
“I’m proud to support initiatives that use federal dollars to provide affordable, quality medical services in communities like ours,” said Rep. Cartwright, a member of the House Appropriations Committee. “I applaud The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education in being recognized as a valuable source of physician workforce renewal in Northeastern Pennsylvania.”
“Since our inception more than 40 years ago, The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education has been acutely mission focused on developing the physician workforce needed to care for patients and families within America's ever-changing healthcare system,” said Linda Thomas-Hemak, M.D., President of The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education. “The Health Resources and Services Administration continues to recognize and respond to the great need for primary care doctors across America to serve the public better. HRSA’s continued federal investment in our future primary care physician workforce through the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education Program enables The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education to immerse our trainees in community-based venues where they are most needed. We are very grateful to HRSA and thank Congressman Cartwright for his past and future support of the Teaching Health Center legislation that brings these vital federal resources home to Northeastern Pennsylvania.”
The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education is a non-profit organization recognized by the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) as the largest Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education consortium in the country.
The HRSA provides grants to organizations like the Wright Center to fund residency training in community-based primary care settings. Physicians trained in Teaching Health Centers (THCs) are twice as likely to practice in underserved areas as compared to those not trained in THCs.


Congressman Matt Cartwright will hold his annual picnic this Sunday, 11am to 2pm at Segalia Park in Moosic.Cost is $25.00 a person.



This week's guest will be Bob Schlesinger, Executive Director of the Scranton Jazz Festival.
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 and David DeCosmo welcome Marko Marcinko back to the program during the week of July 22nd to outline plans for this year's Scranton Jazz Festival! The musical event draws crowds to the Electric City each year to hear top name Jazz musicians. ECTV Live is seen on Comcast channel 19 and on the electric city television YouTube


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.
Fifty years ago this week, men landed on the moon. Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that first landed humans on the Moon. Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC. Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface six hours later on July 21 at 02:56:15 UTC; Aldrin joined him 19 minutes later. They spent about two and a quarter hours together outside the spacecraft, and collected 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) of lunar material to bring back to Earth. Command module pilot Michael Collins flew the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while they were on the Moon's surface. Armstrong and Aldrin spent 21.5 hours on the lunar surface at a site they named Tranquility Base before rejoining Columbia in lunar orbit.
Apollo 11 was launched by a Saturn V rocket from Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island, Florida, on July 16 at 13:32 UTC, and was the fifth crewed mission of NASA's Apollo program. The Apollo spacecraft had three parts: a command module (CM) with a cabin for the three astronauts, and the only part that returned to Earth; a service module (SM), which supported the command module with propulsion, electrical power, oxygen, and water; and a lunar module (LM) that had two stages – a descent stage for landing on the Moon, and an ascent stage to place the astronauts back into lunar orbit.
After being sent to the Moon by the Saturn V's third stage, the astronauts separated the spacecraft from it and traveled for three days until they entered lunar orbit. Armstrong and Aldrin then moved into Eagle and landed in the Sea of Tranquility. The astronauts used Eagle's ascent stage to lift off from the lunar surface and rejoin Collins in the command module. They jettisoned Eagle before they performed the maneuvers that propelled the ship out of the last of its 30 lunar orbits on a trajectory back to Earth. They returned to Earth and splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on July 24 after more than eight days in space.
Armstrong's first step onto the lunar surface was broadcast on live TV to a worldwide audience. He described the event as "one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind." Apollo 11 effectively ended the Space Race and fulfilled a national goal proposed in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy: "before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth." …….

a young woman drown in a car he was driving in Massachusetts. The crash ended a young woman's life, and with it, a man's White House dreams.
U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's Oldsmobile sedan veered off a narrow bridge on Chappaquiddick Island, an extension of the resort island of Martha's Vineyard off Massachusetts, and plunged into a moonlit pond 50 years ago Thursday. His passenger, 28-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne, drowned.
Kennedy, 37, survived, but his presidential ambitions did not. The Massachusetts Democrat waited 10 hours to report the accident to police, and the "whys?" dogged him for the rest of his days.
Half a century later, what did and didn't happen on Chappaquiddick Island on July 18, 1969, continues to fascinate and frustrates most political observers…..

Fifty years ago this week the number one song in LuLac land and America was “In the Ghetto”- Elvis Presley


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