Thursday, October 15, 2015

The LuLac Edition #3048, October 15th, 2015


Here they are and what they are saying or thinking. Former Senator Jim Webb ("Does anyone give a shit I got shot in 'Nam??") Hillary Clinton to Bernie Sanders, {"Use of the summer home, a safe Ambassadorship and Monica's phone number"), Former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, ("Take that Wasserman Schultz!!") and Lincoln Chaffee ("Am I an Edsel or a Lincoln??")  (Photo: CNN)
The Democrats took the stage the other night in Las Vegas and man what a contrast it was with the two GOP debates. These cats actually talked issues and policy. Former Senators Jim Webb and Lincoln Chaffee, current Senator Bernie Sanders, former Governor of Maryland Martin O’Malley and Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton faced off in a series of tough questions tossed out by CNN’s Anderson Cooper.
A few thoughts, Hillary Clinton won the night. What most people forget is how skilled a debater she is. Many people have forgotten that she bested President Obama during those 2008 debates. She was sure footed, engaging and never missed a beat. She took on Bernie Sanders on guns, reminded Martin O’Malley that he endorsed her in 2008, essentially dissed Lincoln Chaffee, tolerated Jim Webb and attached herself to the Obama administration as the rightful heir to the throne. Even though there are Republicans who will try to use this against her in the General if she gets the nomination, this is a smart move. She is telling Vice President Joe Biden that he doesn’t have a lot of wiggle room if he gets into the race.
All five except Chaffee (he reminds me of Arthur Lake who played Dagwood Bumstead in the Blondie movies of the ‘40s) acquitted themselves well. But the star was Secretary Clinton who set the standard on how to conduct themselves in a debate. Even Donald Trump thought she won.
The next debate is coming up again in December but before that Clinton faces off against the Benghazi committee.
Kudos to Bernie Sanders for saying that America was sick of her damn e mails too. Sanders is the real deal and even though he will not win, the guy has beliefs that you have to respect. Plus if Sanders is a self proclaimed Socialist, how in the world could the GOP call the other Democrats that name?
If anything, this debate re-energized the Democrats who have been distracted by the GOP side show.


In a nutshell, here it is.
1. Repeal Obama Care.
2. End pre existing conditions.
3. Reduce subsidies.
4. Reconstitute garbage plans that cover nothing.
5. Higher deductibles.
Yep, with this plan more people will be uninsured because of this nonsensical plan that screws average Americans. He is after all a Republican.
If the Single payer is Obamacare on steroids, this is it on 10 watt bulb from the low energy candidate himself.

The "Wrasslin' Coach himself, Dennis Hastrert. (Photo: ABC News)

NBC reports that Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert plans to plead guilty in his hush-money case to resolve charges he lied to the FBI about bank withdrawals — money allegedly used as payoffs to keep sexual misconduct accusations under wraps. He dd not appear at the hearing where the deal was announced.
Hastert will appear on Oct. 28 to enter a plea, assuming the deal does not fall through. Will Hastert, the longest serving GOP Speaker do time? Maybe. But the original intent of the sin stands, the deal will not bring to light the alleged deeds and acts he performed as a high school wrastlin’ coach in the 60s and 70s.

Odum as a Knick. (Photo: ESPN).

A few things here. You are a noted NBA star. You married one of the Kardashians with a decent pack porch. You are young. Presumably fit. Yet you wind up in a brothel using a Viagra knockoff that contains 31 times the fire power of Cialis. You are paying these women. They don’t care if you perform, sleep, read Sports Illustrated or eat a ham sandwich. They’re fine. They have no expectations. You didn’t need to do it.
That’s the sad part of this waste of a young life. Too much more and too little self esteem and common sense.


The Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office was in attendance at the 2015 Luzerne County Senior Expo hosted by Senator Lisa Baker and Senator John Yudichak on today at the Kingston Armory. The District Attorney’s Office collected unused medications that people wish to dispose of at that time. The Med Rx Drop Off Box was limited to Prescription and over-the-counter solid medications, tablets and capsules, liquid medications, inhalers, creams, ointments, nasal sprays, and pet medicines.


Frank Sorick and Tony George. (Photo:
Wilkes Barre Mayoral candidates Tony George and Frank Sorick will face off in a debate on Wednesday evening starting at 6pm at The Burns Auditorium at King’s College. The debate is sponsored by The Times Leader.


Tune in to the Hazleton Mayoral Debate Wednesday Oct 21st 7PM LIVE Broadcast live out of the Hazleton One Community Center, Hazleton. There will be a live audience and the debate will feature the three candidates running Scott Cahalane (I), Jeff Cusat (R) and Jack Mundie (D). The debate will air on WYLN TV’ from 7PM-830PM. 

 WYLN’s Gary Perna and yours truly will be on the panel. WYLN TV 35’s Tiffany Cloud will moderate.


Luzerne County Third District Republican Committee Chairman Pat Marranca announces a “Get out the Vote Rally” will take place on Thursday, October 22 2015 from 7 – 9PM at Dupont VFW Post 4909, 401 Main Street in Dupont.

Special guest at the rally will be Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis.
Stefanie Salavantis. (Photo: Citizen's Voice).
Republican candidates are encouraged to attend.
Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door. Food and refreshments are included. The public is invited to come enjoy great company and meet their Republican candidates.
RSVP’s are accepted and may be e-mailed to District Treasurer James O’Meara Sr. at



ECTV Live hosts David DeCosmo and Rusty Fender will welcome Julie Felicita to the program during the week of October 19th to unveil plans for "Fall In The Abingtons."

The community wide event will feature arts, music, and events for the kids! ECTV Live an be seen three times daily on Comcast channel 19 (61 in some areas) and is a Public Affairs Program of Electric City Television.


I do hope this lasts a while. The River 104.9 is on AM 1340. A reader informed us Fox Sports is on the 1400 frequency in Scranton. It is good to have music back on the AM side.



This Week on Sunday Magazine
Brian Hughes speaks with Roxanne Pauline and Mike Draper about the "Psycho Nurse 30th Reunion and Mid Life Crisis Tour" next Saturday night at the Kirby Center in Wilkes Barre.
Brian speaks with Paul Brace from Brace's Orchard in Dallas about his farm and the challenges family farms face.
And Brian speaks with Patricia Barry about how to make the best choices for Medicare's open enrollment, which began October 15th and runs through December 7th.
Sunday Magazine, Sunday morning at 5am on NASH-FM, 93.7, 5:30am on 97BHT, 6am on 97.9X and Sports Radio 590, WARM and 6:25am on Magic 93.


Tune in to Sue Henry's "Special Edition" this week as Sue recaps the week's news. Special Edition is heard Saturdays and Sunday on these Entercom stations, WILK FM Saturday at 2pm Sunday at 6 am on Froggy 101 Sunday at 7 am on The Sports Hub 102.3 Sunday at 7 am on K R Z 98.5 Sunday at noon on WILK FM 103.1.


Want to hear some great parodies on the news? Tune in to WILK Radio at 6:40 and 8:40 AM on Mondays. As Ralph Cramden used to say, “It’s a laugh riot!”


Tune in Wednesdays on WILK Radio for Karel on the Street. Hear some of the funniest and heartwarming comments on the issues of the day on Webster and Nancy with Karel Zubris.


Every Wednesday at 5PM, Steve Corbett shines the light on a Public official with his “Somebody’s Watching Me” segment. Corbett picks an alleged public servant to eye ball and observe. Batten down the lawn furniture in the driveway and that e mail machine. There is nowhere to hide when “Somebody’s Watching”. Wednesdays at 5 on WILK’s Corbett program.


The Doo-Wop Sock Hop can be heard every Sunday night from 6P to 9P on “105 The River (104.9 FM) Host is the incomparable Bobby V.


Our 1965 logo.

Anti-war protests draw 100,000 in 80 U.S. cities and around the world……The New York World's Fair at Flushing Meadows, closes. Due to financial losses, some of the projected site park improvements fail to materialize……The Indonesian government outlaws the Communist Party of Indonesiacitation needed Ludwig Erhard is re-elected Chancellor of West Germany (he had first been elected in 1963)……Senator Joseph Clark who came out against the Wr in Vietnam tells newsmen that there will be more and more anti war protests in the coming year… Wilkes Barre City Ethel Price seems to be a favorite to win a Council seat….and fifty years ago this week the number one song in LuLac land and America was “Get Off of My Cloud” by The Rolling Stones.


At 2:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hastert's saga just proves that there are many things in many person's closets. Too bad for the victims and for him. Yiou might have used a more recent picture though Yonk.
The Stones, great songs forever.

At 3:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hillary did very well.
I cannot see how Biden has a path. Yonk do you remember Bobby Kennedy's famous quote from '68 when he finally decided to run? I forgot it.

At 6:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Grown ups!? Are you OUT OF YOUR MIND?

Unquestionably, the play of the night from last week’s first Democratic presidential debate was Bernie Sanders declaring we had heard enough about Hillary Clinton’s “damn emails.”

Sanders beamed with self-delight, Clinton beamed and cackled, and the pair shared a heartfelt handshake, showered in the cheers of partisan witnesses. After that, Lincoln Chafee’s feeble attempts to make his ethical record — No scandals! Never, ever! — an issue were going nowhere. Particularly when he proved incapable of pointing out who nearby might have demonstrated problems adhering to rules.

After all, she-who-must-not-be-named had already gotten a pass by her most competitive rival. Nonetheless, the House Select Committee on Benghazi, which came upon the home-brew server in the first place, grinds on. Clinton surrogate daughter Huma Abedin met privately with investigators Friday, the last big event before the Democratic frontrunner’s scheduled date with the panel Thursday.

Democrats want the investigation shut down. Of course they do. Say what you will about Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s gift for fitting his foot in his mouth, he wasn’t wrong: Before Trey Gowdy’s investigators went to work, Hillary Clinton was ready to order her “Madame President” stationery. Now 60 percent of Americans consider her untrustworthy and deceitful.

It’s not as though there’s nothing there.

Except for this latest, most thoroughgoing investigation into the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks that left four Americans dead, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, we would not know about Clinton’s home-based server and all those private email accounts. There would not be an FBI investigation into whether Clinton’s activities circumvented laws regarding the preservation of government records and the protection of classified information. We would not know the White House had improperly withheld tens of thousands of pertinent documents.

We would not know Cheryl Mills, Clinton’s top aide at State, was allowed to amend the department’s “independent” accountability-review-board report. Nor would we know then-Secretary Clinton entertained a hefty series of email messages from longtime pal Sidney Blumenthal urging U.S. intervention in Libya on behalf of his business interests. We would not know Blumenthal outed a CIA source in the region, and that Clinton passed the name on to an underling.

And Congress would not have the testimony of 41 never-before interviewed witnesses, including — astonishingly — seven eyewitnesses.

The fact is, everything Democrats want you to believe about this latest inspection of the Benghazi massacre is wrong. Thoroughly investigated? Nope. All questions asked and answered? Not even close.

We still don’t know why we kept diplomats in Benghazi while other nations were pulling theirs out. Or why State rejected repeated requests for increased security. (Deputy security chief Charlene Lamb told Congress it wasn’t about budget cuts.) Or why U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice was given altered talking points for her Sunday show marathon. And on and on.

The families of the murdered deserve better answers than they’ve received so far. They deserve the truth. Gowdy seems determined to deliver. Perhaps those who think it’s all political and ought to be shut down can’t handle the truth.


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