Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The LuLac Edition #2136, July 24th, 2012

One of the demonstrators  at Penn State offering her opinion. 


The Penn State program will be crippled at least for the next ten years. The sanctions that came down were what most people expected but the elimination of wins was something I did not expect. I’m torn by it because those games were won on the gridiron by players that for the moat part were not coached by Jerry Sandusky. But what better way to send a message to other schools than to eradicate a much ballyhooed record that was celebrated by the late Joe Paterno. The Penn State saga remains a cautionary tale. The cover up, and this was the ultimate cover up was evidence of what happens when you don’t deal with a problem right from the start. 


Word is that the IRS is now getting involved in the Wilkes Barre gas situation. The Times Leader’s Terrie Morgan Besecker contacted a few tax experts who said, “ Under IRS rules, the fair market value of the gasoline Leighton pumped into his private vehicle should have been reported as income either on his W2 earnings form, or a 1099 form that’s used to report non-salary income. Look for Wilkes Barre tax payer advocates to go after copies of the Mayor’s taxes. Sunday on the L.A. Tarone Show on WILK, County Controller Walter Griffith asked where the City Controller, Kathy Kane was in all of this. Griffith rightly surmised that Kane, as the chief financial officer of the city should have been looking into this. But that’s tough to do when you are in the pocket of the Democratic organization. Still, she had the time having been replaced as Chairperson of the Luzerne County Democratic party by Bob Boyer. It’s pretty interesting that there hasn’t been a peep from the Controller’s office regarding this recent chain of events.
The first female U.S. astronaut, Sally Ride. 


Sally Ride, the first US woman to travel into space, has died aged 61, 17 months after she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, her foundation reported. She blasted off in the US space shuttle Challenger in June 1983. Ride was not the first woman in space - that was Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova in June 1963. Since her first mission in 1983, more than 45 women from the US and other countries have flown in space, including two as shuttle commander. Ride died on Monday in La Jolla, California.


At 5:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

NCAA a moral authority? Give me a break...nothing more than chest thumping. Nothing will change. Not ONE pediphile will change. The only thing the 60 million will do is assuage the collective social public guilt over what happened. Call it outrage suppression medicine. The same people that rail against public corruption and greed have no problem accepting this payoff. Fauxnies. Was any thought about the extent of collateral damage expressed? I ask: how much inference was used when drawing conclusions from the email of a senior citizen coach? How often have any of us responded to an email and then follwed up with a face to face chat or phone call? Try to keep that in mind for the next 6 months and tell me it doesn't sober you up and make you reconsider every text, email, or keystroke.

At 5:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fact of the matter is, like Pope JP II in the Catholic Church sex scandals, Ol' Jopa stayed in his job way too long.
I mean, the guy was pushing 90!!!

And, as a commentator whose name escapes me truly pointed out, "It is a major mistake to erect statues of living persons>"

Ultimately history will judge this tragedy more fairly.

But in all likelihood, it seems to me that Jopa was a bit out of it-even in the back in the 90's.

This is just a sad event for all concerned.

At 5:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

if jackie musto was sitting in the district attorneys office today, the gas thieving issue would be swept under the rug...

At 9:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sally Ride, another gay person who has made a significant contribution to the United States. Why can't we get married again??

Griffith ought to keep his nose out of the city and concentrate on his own responsibilities. Where are all the audits?? What's happened to the law firm that over billed us?? Griffith has got to go next year for the good of the county.

At 11:00 PM, Blogger David Yonki said...

And, as a commentator whose name escapes me truly pointed out, "It is a major mistake to erect statues of living persons>"


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