Friday, July 20, 2012

The LuLac Edition #2132, July 20h, 2012

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MAYBE I’M AMAZED…….that the women folk are getting involved in this year’s Presidential race. Mitt Romney’s wife Anne was on TV this week defending her man and word is that Michelle Obama is going to be taking a more active, public role in the campaign. Just a thought here but wouldn’t it be interesting to see potential First Ladies debate? I think that would outshine the main candidates in the TV ratings. 
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……..speaking of TV, I caught the first episode of “Political Animals” on USA the other night. Mrs. LuLac was wondering if it was going to get any better and I wondered if it was going to get any worse. They pulled every TV drama cliche out of the books, made some pretty bad references to the Kennedy brothers, (the main character had three dogs named Jack, Bobby and Teddy) and the portrayal of a former President was really over the top. It sucked but I’ll watch it again.. I want to see how low they could go. 
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……….continuing in the TV vein, Ernest Borgnine died last week. ME TV paid tribute to him by running an old McHale’s Navy movie from 1964. I guess it was the only thing they owned. The best tribute movies for Borgnine were these two classics, “Marty” and “A Catered Affair”. That gave you an idea of the true measure of the man as an actor. He was more than a TV actor, he was a true movie and American icon.  
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……..that my friend Tiffany Cloud on “Storm Politics” had as her guest a female member of the Young Republicans. These two were talking about how they don’t want no stinking help for equal pay for women from the stinking government. The young lady referenced the 1963 Equal Pay Act and said that action was good enough in terms of equality for women. She said that if people worked hard and did a good job, they’d get equal pay on their own merits without any intervention from the government. Yet in 2012, women still make 70 cents on the dollar while men make more. The show was one of the most incredible things I saw on TV. 
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……..that there will be more interest in the role Governor Tom Corbett played in the Sandusky scandal when he was Attorney General. Corbett has been criticized for only have two investigators on the case while deploying hundreds of people to investigate “Bonus gate”. Plus there are questions about a Corbett contribution to the Second Mile charity run by Sandusky. Can anyone say Governor Cawley? 
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……..that Dallas Borough has passed on ordinance on yard sales. The Back Mountain bedroom community of the upper crust in Luzerne County wants to make sure that there are no couches on any porches and that the proper items are offered up for commerce. Wouldn’t want to ruin the neighborhood. 
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……..and speaking of the Back Mountain, one of its notorious residents has been ordered to stand trial. Finally. Hugo Selinski was given the word today that even though his new Defense Attorney still hasn’t gone though his substantial files, he needs to get on with it. Selinski was non plussed saying he was prepared and that his new Attorney was more prepared than his other previous barristers put together. 
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…….that Wilkes Barre City has finally gotten the hang of keeping records for its gas at the DPW building. Baby steps, folks, baby steps. 
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……..that country legend Kitty Wells passed away at age 92 this week. I remember listening to the old Country WGBI AM radio station and Wells was a staple of the music programming. Joanathan Bogart of the Atlantic on line nailed it with this recap of her career: "An architect of modern pop, one of the first female singing stars to make music explicitly about the experiences of women. Without her, there certainly would never have been a Patsy Cline, a Loretta Lynn, a Dolly Parton, or a Miranda Lambert—but there equally would never have been a Janis Joplin, a Patti Smith, a Joan Jett, or a Britney Spears. Her first hit and signature song, "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels," was written as a direct rebuke to a line in Hank Thompson's "Wild Side of Life" and precipitated a flurry of scandal upon its release in 1953. NBC's powerful network of Southern and rural stations and country programs—including the self-important arbiter of country-music legitimacy the Grand Ole Opry—almost instantly banned it. Like the Dixie Chicks would two generations later, Wells had run afoul of the cynically moralizing Music Row which, in common with the rest of the music industry, vastly prefers women to look pretty and sing sentimentally than to speak their minds.” Wells was inducted into the Country all of Fame in 1976. Here’s one of her hits I remembered as a kid.  
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…….that my good friend Edd Raineri of the Beatledd Show on WRKC FM had a band in the early 80s. And they had a local regional type hit that is still familiar to people on the music scene. Edd posted the history and Legacy of his band Eric Rains and The Alter Boys on You Tube this week. Check it out:


At 9:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The woman folk" are you fucking kidding me?! How condescending.

At 3:04 PM, Anonymous Bluto said...

Selenski just got a nice little issue for his appeal.

At 3:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Alex Milanes and Bob Zaruta did a better job for the Young Republicans on Storm Politics than this young woman, although I think they weren’t great either. The Young Republicans are staying true to form...immature on political views.

At 4:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are so many sexist employers out there. Are you kidding me? Employers want to make money. If a woman can make her employer more money then she will get paid more. Employers want the best worker/producers than can get. The more efficient they are, the more money they make the company, the more they will get paid. Pay gaps can be attributed to so many things, biology probably being the biggest cause. Every person, no matter what gender, race, etc., has some value to his or her employer. The better worker you are, the more valuable you are. The more valuable you are, the more you will get paid.

I would love to see the employer who says well Mary makes me more money than John, but I am going to pay John more because he is a man. That is insane.

You want the presumption to be that employers are sexist and they must prove they are not. To have a presumption like that, there better be some good data out there showing that a large percentage of all employers are sexist. Since these numbers are pretty consistent all over the country - EVEN IN OBAMA'S STAFF - I think it is safe to presume that in a huge majority of these cases, sexism has nothing to do with the pay gap.

And if this discussed law is enacted, many employers will just not hire women because they will have to go to all the government paperwork proving they are not sexist for every one of them.

At 12:18 PM, Blogger David Yonki said...

"The woman folk" are you fucking kidding me?! How condescending.

At 5:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Show pathetic. Host always the victim.. Only fooling herself. Read the local papers.

At 7:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well fatigue tends to allow our true colors and opinions to come out. Seems kind of pathetic that you would right in favor of woman's rights, yet begin with a condecsending, sexist phrase.
Starting to wonder if you have taken lessons on schtick and hiporcracy from Steve Corbett, just trying to inflate your readership, with no genuine belief in anything you write.

At 11:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whole show hypocrisy. Talked about the company politicians keep.. Ha! Read the local papers that's all I have to say. Host only fooling herself.

At 9:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man, you are a tough crowd. You remind me of the wives who pepper their husbands with questions just as they are drifting off to sleep. Women are folks, just like men are folks, just like black people are folks. The President refers to Americans as folks. What would you prefer Yonki do, refer to women as those broads? THe fact that he defended women's equal pay doesn't exhibit his true colors, the dude was tired. He admitted it. He didn't hide behind the fact that it was an error. Who are you going to beat up when Yonk stops writing this and WILK goes to a Cool Jazz format???

At 10:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys should read "A Radio Story", Yonk's first book. That was all about a guy napping and his wife and girlfriend peppering him as he was in twilight sleep. Those damn diabolical women folk!!!

At 6:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yonk, you didn't really defend your use of the term "Women Folk" did you? Some jerk had to do that. What the hell is wrong with referring to women as folk? Grow a set Yonk and defend your right to refer to people as folk ..... what's wrong with that?

At 5:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agree with above posts. Supposedly show doesn't "ask the soft ball questions" .. Keep telling yourself that! Can't even go two weeks without a repeat and the best guests you can get are the young people since they are the only ones intimidated by you or maybe half respect you! It's 100 days until election and you are supposed to be a political show.. I see way better guests on the competitor who doesn't claim to be political.

At 8:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dr Jennifer states in her letter to the editor that she believes in owning up the the consequences of her decisions.. Host can learn a thing or two from her it seems.


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