Friday, November 06, 2015

The LuLac Edition #3064, November 6th, 2015


Mayor Elect Tony George. (Photo: Times Leader).
The Tony George era in Wilkes Barre will begin soon. The former Police Chief won a resounding victory and will start his term in January of ’16. After his narrow primary victory, George had a political summer of discontent No other candidate that I know of has ever been dimed out by more anonymous cowardly phonies than this guy.
Through the summer you heard about the finance reports, the fact that he might not be a smooth talker, that there would be a Write in challenge by George Brown and that he’d have a tough time. There were some who tried to lump him in with perceived corruption at City Hall. It didn’t matter that George voted against many of the current administration’s plans. Entering into the fall campaign, you’d think George was the underdog.
Well by 8:39PM Tuesday night when Sue Henry on WILK broke the story that he won, all that negativity was proven wrong. George’s supporters were ecstatic but now the hard work begins. George’s appointees are going to get heavy scrutiny and will be a reflection on George himself. But as he starts his term here are a few things he should focus on.
1. Law and Order: This was his big issue and I’m sure he’ll know how to attack the crime problem. His battering ram approach must be coupled with sound legalities as well as inclusion with the minority groups in the city. As my friend Fast Freddie from WILK Traffic says, “All blood is red”. And all bad guys are different colors. George must not try to be both Police Chief and Mayor and when he starts his crime fighting regimen, the goals and consequences must be communicated to all groups. In writing, so there is no question that this was what was intended.
2. Job creation: George should build on the progress of the previous administration. There should be a focus on keeping the downtown shops in business. There should be no ego involved here. He doesn’t have to reinvent the economic wheel.
3. The neighborhoods. Bringing back the Neighborhood Impact Team as well as spring clean ups would be a welcome sight as long as it is fiscally responsible. The Leighton initiative to multi property landlords who have drug dealers on the premises should stay intact. People who have 39 properties can’t possibly manage all of them or screen their clientele.
Plus George should enforce public drunkenness arrests to all citizens. The 60 something poor soul stumbling out of a bar in downtown should get arrested and locked up as well as the students from both Wilkes and King’s who have used neighborhoods in the downtown and North end as personal play grounds. You see the commercials on TV for Wilkes and King’s showing freshly scrubbed kids extolling the virtues of the two schools. What you don’t see are the staggering drunks and young ladies doing the early morning walk of shame. A caveat here, not all kids but some.
4. Budgeting: George should model his budget after Mr. Leighton who got the credit and bond rating back in shape. If Mr. George has any qualms about doing so, he should look to the North to Scranton and to the South to Hazleton where financial chaos reigns. A sound budget makes for an administration that can focus on the big things.
5. Political jobs: There are a lot of people who worried about who Tony George will bring with him to City Hall. He should hire the right person for the job. He has had a legion of supporters, very true. But Mr. George should live by the late Senator Martin L. Murray’s axiom that, “When I give a job to one supporter, I get 9 people mad at me and one ingrate”. Believe me sir, they’ll get over it and if they don’t, they weren’t supporting you for your very right reasons in running.
Just a few suggestions Mr. Mayor Elect. Good luck. We’re counting on you!

Frank Sorick. (Photo: Times Leader).
Frank Sorick was a worthy opponent against Tony George. Sorick has been an outspoken critic of the city but he has always backed up that criticism with reasons that were sound. Sorick lives in the city. Moved here from Harding and he has a stake in what goes on.
Sorick is not afraid to speak his mind but doesn’t do so with slander and outrageous statements. To me he proved his integrity as a man in the summer when he defended George’s finance issues with the Election Board which is a tad more than a few Democrats did for Mr. George.
Sorick’s issues with finances were never brought up here. We’ve had anonymous posters who tried to get up on LuLac with the same crap that was visited upon Sorick in the local on line news editions. Like no one truly knowing whatever goes on in a marriage, there are many variables to financial issues. Sorick like many middle class Americans is just trying to get by. My only argument with him on his finances is that in my mind the squeezing of the middle class began with the GOP Congress.
The same people who sat in their boxers vilifying Sorick on line most likely didn’t vote, have their own financial issues, are former government pensioners collecting a fat check that Frank, you and me are paying for or are living in public housing. Frank should just remember that he was the one brave enough to come out and make his case.
Sorick was not running against Leighton, thus it was tough to make an arguement about ending corruption when you were running against a Police Chief. Plus if the FBI didn’t find anything on the current administration, then Sorick should have not used that tag line.
On the Linda Urban picture, it captured what a political race was all about. Some made fun of the embrace, some lampooned it. Shame on them. This is the caption I’d put under the photo:
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
Teddy Roosevelt said that 105 years ago in France. It applies to Frank Sorick. To his on line and off line critics, I’m “just sayin’”.

Kathleen Smith and Tony Brooks. (Photo: Tony Brooks Facebook)
As the Election for Council in District B drew near, I was hoping it would be a close win for Mr. Brooks. But I knew that that council ward has sent Democrats Tony Thomas and Tony George to Council. Republicans usually got hammered. But Brooks won by a very huge margin. How did Brooks do it?
Well pictured above with Tony is one of the reasons. Brooks had a core group of supporters who were manical in their dedication to his cause. To them Brooks brought a new promise and style to the city council. Brooks is a combination of urbane sophistication, down home hale fellow well met as well as a person who treasures the past but can look to the future. People got that.
Kathleen Smith got that too. Smith was one of his most ardent supporters boosting him at every turn. For her these two election cycles were Brooks on the brain 24/7.
I had to ask her what was in it for her given Brook’s opponent and his long string of political IOUs that to me looked insurmountable. She replied, “Nothing, he’s a good man who will move the city ahead”.
The day before the voting as we spoke about the election, I said, “If Tony wins tomorrow…..”. She stopped me and said empatically “When Tony wins tomorrow…..”.
If you wonder how Tony Brooks did it, I bet he had a lot more like her in his camp. Congrats to the True Believers. There are still a few left in Wilkes Barre and Tony Brooks got them!

WILK's Karel Zurbis. (Photo: Facebook)
WILK’s Karel Zubris has interviewed many people through the years. Some have been towers of importance, others just regular folks. While Karel has pretty good investigative instincts, she is not known as a “gotcha interviewer”. So it was surprising, but well maybe not, that the newly minted County Commissioners in Lackawanna County would not speak with her. After their victory statements (one of which was worthy of a Saturday Night Live sketch starring Bobby Moynihan, but I digress) Zubris approached both Notarianni and O’Malley for a comment. Both refused to speak to her most likely because of some of the barbs directed at them during the campaign by other WILK staff. A very wise friend once told me that just because the press asks you a question, doesn’t necessarily mean you have to answer it. There is freedom of speech but also the right not to comment. I get that. But like it or not, WILK is a public entity that serves their constituents in the Lac. If they can’t separate that from their hurt feelings, then maybe they need to reconsider what leadership really means.



This week's guest will be Kelly Ranieli from Volunteers in Medicine. Tune in Sunday morning at 6 on 94.3 The Talker; 6:30 on The Game Sports Radio Network at 1400/1440 am and 106.7 fm; and at 7:30 on 105 The River.


ECTV Live hosts David DeCosmo and Rusty Fender will begin a Holiday series of program during the week of November 9th as Tom Fritz outlines plans for Scranton's annual Santa Parade. ECTV Live airs three times daily throughout the week on Comcast channel 19 (61 in some


This Week on Sunday Magazine:
Brian Hughes speaks with health expert Laure Stacik about Diabetes and Celiac Disease. November is Diabetes Awareness Month.
And Brian speaks with Paul Stillman from "Six Seconds" about bullying at work, school and play, and how to stop bullying by using emotional intelligence.
Sunday Magazine, Sunday morning at 5am. on NASH-FM, 93.7, 5:30am. on 97BHT, 6am. on 97.9X & Sports Radio 590, WARM, and 6:25am. On Magic 93.


Sharla McBride and Joe Peters. (Photo: Facebook)
A shout out to our friend Joe Peters who did a great job on WNEP TV and WNEP TV 2 during the recent election season. Peters has a wealth of experience and really gets to the point Plus Joe Peters is one of the best state officials that never got elected when he ran a few years ago. The state’s loss and it is a big one is our area’s gain.

Attorney Bill Vinsko. (Photo: WYLN TV 35)
Attorney Bill Vinsko was the marathon man Tuesday night sitting in o n the WYLN TV 35 panel on Election night. Every year WYLN does a three hour comprehensive election night program.


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.


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Republican John Lindsay is elected mayor of New York City………
French President Charles de Gaulle announces that he will stand for re-election….. The soap opera Days of Our Lives debuts on NBC…..

Pillsbury's world-famous mascot, the Pillsbury Doughboy, is created……in Pennsylvania Philadelphia Mayor James Tate says he is looking forward to running again for Mayor…in Luzerne County even though the GOP captured some of the row offices the Democrats made gains in registration…..and this from Playbill On Line….
As Jersey Boys gets ready to celebrate its 10th anniversary tonight, Jo-Ann Wordley is preparing for her 675th time at the show. Get to know the superfan, who is celebrating her favorite show all weekend long at the August Wilson Theatre.
"Friday will be 675," Wordley explains by phone, laughing. The retired theatregoer (she worked for an insurance company for 28 years) is an "honest-to-God Jersey girl," herself — and proud of it.

Super fan Jo Ann Wordley. (Photo: Playbill) 
"I am from Bergen County — up near where Bob Gaudio is from, near Bergenfield," she says, "and I grew up on the music. I have to admit I knew the music from when it first came out. I was like nine or ten at the time, and I've always been following The Four Seasons, and I just love listening to the music. These guys are just fantastic when they sing it. So that's why I keep coming back. One big reason why I come back is the music."
And fifty years ago this week a 9 year old from Pittston Junction (me) and a 10 year old from Dupont (Drew Wasko along with his brother Bob) were going crazy over this number one song by Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons called “Let’s Hang On”.


At 12:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great stuff!
Loved your comments on WBRE but this was a real gem in peeling the onion on the Wilkes Barre Mayor's race.

At 7:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you actually read your stuff before you hit publish?

Are you, or WILK, the ones in the ring or the critics on the outside?

You tell the new mayor what he should do, you demand of him these points. You make it sound as if he doesn't listen to your sage wisdom he will fail; yet you have never run a city, held elected office, hell you never even put your knowledge to use and attempted to run for an elected position.

You tell the county commissioners they should kneel down and worship at the alter of WILK, yet not a one talk show host there has ever genuinely entered the ring. You demand that they should bow down after being treated with disdain, insulted and demeaned. They have not been given the consideration of professional treatment, yet you want them to give it of themselves. In this day an age, WILK, and other media outlets, are NOT necessary. Elected official can use social media, create a blog or a YouTube channel and interact directly with the voters; they do not require the biased filter of boisterous bullies and "critics" to get their message out.

Dave, this post is the antithesis to the quote you cited.

If you know so much why don't you run?

If answering to the talk show hosts and journalists at WILK is so important, why did you so enthusiastically back Governor Wolf, who avoided them like diseased vermin?

For all your advice, all of your criticisms, what are your experiences running for office, running a city or a county? What is your great business background? What risks did you take to build an enterprise? How many jobs have you created? How many times have you climbed the ladder of success that warrants anyone following your suggestions? Or, are you simply the loudmouth at the corner bar on a Saturday or Sunday, yelling @ the television, telling the successful coach what he is doing wrong?

When was the last time you entered the ring? When was the last time politically, you actually strove to do the deeds?

You are the critic in the quote. You squelch many negative comments about WILK or WBRE or others, not out of a sense of fairness, but so you can keep going on the air for your own ego. You don't even get the fact that these outlets use you. You give away your knowledge and insight for a few hits on a blog. People of self-worth get compensated for their knowledge and ability; not used.

Just once, I would love to see the likes of you actually make the effort and run for office; enter the dog show, instead of just throw a cat into the midst of one.

At 3:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very interesting comment. Are you one of the guys in boxers Yonk referred to in the basement?
Have you spent 10 years of your freakin' life doing a blog that is one of the most read and respected in the state?
If you ever ran, and maybe you did, there's a reason why you are so bitter.

At 4:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


A few weeks ago Yonk was bitching about how when he slaves over a hot keyboard, no one gives a crap. This person really let loose.
I'm afraid they are at the wrong targets.
You can't criticize Yonk for building relationships with local media to promote his blog. And sad to say there are more than a few candidates that have a lack of knowledge about social media.
My suggestion to the poster is to start his own blog or site.
The staying power of LuLac is a rare contribution to the local world of politics.
Did Ronald Reagan run a company?
And the guy he referenced Tom Wolf did and the Governor got bitch slapped for not talking to the media.
Still a fun read.

At 4:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A read and respected blog that doesn't earn a dime is nice for bragging or boasting, which Yonki never does, but it is not the same as putting one's self out on a limb to run for office.
I enjoy reading this blog, many times it makes me chuckle, but I don't take anything written here with even a grain of salt, and while it is a nice distraction, it makes no difference in my life. If Yonki gave up his hobby, other than remove it from my favorites bar, I wouldn't give it a second thought.
(edited for professional considerations)
Dave should be paid for his knowledge. However, paid or not, he is the critic that TR spoke of with disdain and I am sure Yonki would admit as much.

At 4:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

See here's the crime of the internet. No one gets paid for a blog, that's why most leave. But Yonki has an institutional knowledge that is sorely needed in this region but rarely used.
Just look at the local news with all due respect.
Except for beteran reporters like Andy Mehalchick on WBRE and Dave Bowman on WNEP, all you get is gloss and floss.

At 4:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Drudge report is a blog; actually created with blogger.
Huff Po; a blog.
The Daily Beast; a blog.
Perez Hilton; a blog.
Red State; a blog.
Corbett's Corner; a blog.
Blogs make money when enough people care about the content they visit and make the blog attractive to advertisers.

At 4:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"You can't criticize Yonk for building relationships with local media to promote his blog."

Yet, Yonki will criticize others for taking similar actions, to either promote themselves or make money.

His moral high road doesn't apply to himself.

His editing for professional consideration actually changed the meaning of the line that followed, and there was nothing inaccurate or false, but the edit obscures that fact . But, as long as he protects himself, facts be dammed.

At 4:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"all you get is gloss and floss. "
Since Yonki is so willing to gloss over to protect his relationships, who is to say that he doesn't do the same with other issues or other politicians.

A willingness to obscure the facts, in any manner, harm credibility of the whole.

At 4:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


The poster who started this all speaks of Yonki derisively of Yonki as a guest on WILK. If you extend that logic, then the Professors from Wilkes and King's who also appear on WILK should charge for their knowledge?
I heard Peggy Noonan the other day on WILK promoting her book. Should she have sent Webster and Nancy a bill?
The dirty little se ret in this region is that most people in broadcasting are paid less than an average county employee.
If a radio or TV station charged for every expert opinion they'd be in the welfare business for smart people.

At 4:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well at least no one is commenting on Pillsbury Doughboy's legs. LOL

At 4:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is a blog a hobby?
I mean is it like collecting butterflies or collecting stamps?
I consider this more than a hobby because he's at it everyday. Shit a few weeks after he had major cancer surgery he was up back on line.
Physically he looks like he has rheumatoid arthritis but I see him at events, taking photos and talking to people with a color coordinated cane for every suit.
I'm not sure what it is, a frustrated politician trying to break out of that body, a former broadcaster who left that arena too soon, a guy who sees some of the jokes we have in courtrooms and wishes he went to law school? Not sure at all but this my friends is no hobby.

At 5:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

" Peggy Noonan" IS paid for her opinion, her appearance on WILK was a "trade" to promote her book. Yes, the college professors should in fact charge. These stations don't give away advertising do they? (edited for professional consideration). ESPN pays sports columnists to appear on their shows like around the horn and the sports reporters; why shouldn't Yonki and the college professors be compensated. The only reason to appear without compensation is to promote something that will have financial advantage. Since Yonki doesn't make money from the blog, and the college professors don't promote something they make money from, they are being used to add gravitas to subpar programming.

At 5:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many on that PA Live show actually pay to be guests

At 5:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Dough boy is an interesting thought. This blog will give a nod to pop culture anniversaries as well as those of great importance.
So many people forget the history and what I like about LuLac is that he'll give due to other politicos long forgotten. I love that about LuLac.

At 5:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do guests get paid to go on "The Tonight Show?" Get a grip.

At 5:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like his clothes. Really the wife gives me so much shit when he's on TV and says I dress like a bum.

At 5:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now the doughboy that is some alabaster skin

At 6:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Do guests get paid to go on "The Tonight Show?" In some cases there is direct compensation, in others guests trade to promote a project that pays them considerable money. Contributors to Meet The Press, This Week, Face the Nation, are often financially compensated.

At 6:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I were Tony George, and I'm not I think I'd not take offense (as 7:26AM did) to his suggestions. They are pretty good. We don't need a lawsuit like Hazleton is paying off.
And let's not forgot those forums LuLac did when the blog first started. They were a public service.
If anything Yonki should be involved with the League of Women Voters. They rarely promote them and have no pizazz.
And I'd miss LuLac if he ever gave it up because it is amusing, smart and funny.
LuLac is a local treasure and BTW people in Harrisburg and D.C. read the damn thing.
Never mind WILk, he should be on CNN. He'd be a step up wth some of those numb skulls.

At 8:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're all missing the point. This is not about Dr. Baldino or Yonki or Gort or Dan or Valenti get paid when they appear on TV or Radio. It is about how their expertise can help the political dialogue.
Yonki has always held a steady job even though in my opinion he should be on disability. It slays me that Yonki supports people like Hillary who want to expand the entitlement state yet he won't stop working. Or doing this stuff.
Like his co hort in Hazleton Tiffany Storm says, "He's more Republican than he thinks!"
But look kudos to WILK WBRE and WNEP for getting people to do this stuff.
I personally don't give a shit if they pay them in left over tomatoes from the Festival in Pittston.
The point is they have a point.
I'd rather see that then the informercials Charlie Volpe and Corey O'Brien had on every week.
Instead of 7:26 bitching about Yonki, he or she should have been looking at the other articles he wrote about the young lady helping Tony Brooks.
Yonki has a way of finding stuff on the political trail others miss.
But I wonder what they wrote.

At 9:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think 7:26 would have bitched had Yonki not used Teddy Roosevelt's quote. It is a bit of hypocrisy to criticize others for critizing considering how much Yonk criticizes people with whom he disagrees. And, as uplifting as some of his posts are he can be downright nasty concerning those who have a different pov
Love the Yonk and his blog, and also get the poster's point, although considering all the conversation it started makes me wonder if Yonk wrote it himself to stir up a little conversation that has been lacking here.

At 10:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 5:51 sir......need a new wife!

At 11:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:20 PM:

It wasn't Yonk, he's way too busy with all his shit.
It was the Professor!

At 12:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

An observation if I may....
this post is one of the least commented on in this blog. Essentially it is a style section, media kiss up segment of LuLac. No surprises.
But someone tears Yonki a new one for some pretty substantial opinions which should be commented on. Will George work with the entire community? How did Ton y Broks get all those diehards? Will the two County Commissioners work as a team or shut Cummings out?
But no, we speculate about Yonki's compensation or not, his ties for crying out loud, whether he needs to stop working and go on disability because of his mobility issues, butting into the business of WBRE and WILK but nothing about what he wrote.
Maybe the original poster was right, Yonki should run for something because all we did today was talk about HIM. This blog has become Corbetized.
All Dave needs is a microphone and frequency or an office to run for.
This is the only blog where the author is speculated on than what he writes.
Talk about cult of personality!!!

Bennie from Larksville

just in case you think I'm that blasted Professor!

At 5:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

First off that jerk who spent so much time busting the Yonk and his efforts is not forced to read LuLac so don't!

George will be mayor and how good a mayor remains to be seen. If he doesn't get a fresh Chief of Police, he is out of him mind.

Those who decided that having the new Republican on City Council and working so hard to get him there had better realize that local politicians are like kittens and they grow up to be cats. Do you people understand that the Party he represents is proud to take away Medicare and cut Social Security and it is the first place they go when they want to make cuts in Washington? The new Speaker of the House has said openly and wrote an op ed in the NY Times that he wants to End Medicare and replace it with a voucher. The idiots who vote had better wake the hell up or join the lazy who sit at home and don't vote at all.

Finally, WILK and some others think they can go on the air and dehumanize people who run for office and then think they should be greeted with open arms.... screw them! Give them the same disrespect they give others who give of their time to serve their community. I'm still waiting for Corbett to say one thing positive about the fact that the VP of the United States brags about Scranton being his home town and now the next president might also be a former Scrantonian. Proud? No, Corbett is too mean and stupid to be proud. He is upset because they do't consider him a real reporter and he isn't, he is a talk show host who thinks he is much more than he is.

At 7:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doughboy??? I don't see any boy dough.
Is this the caitlyn jenner doughboy.

At 7:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Bennie,
Who f-ng cares about the substance? There isn't much! Yonk's viewpoint is shaped by a life long resident who's world view stops at the Susquehanna River. As you said in that first post, Yonki really hasn't accomplished much, but loves to take those who have to task. Hell, Yonki as never even tried to do anything of substance. He has remained within the confines a few square miles both physically, and intellectually.
Your initial posting rightfully took him to task for being the critic of Roosevelt's quote. He is a critic who has never stepped in the ring.
If one took a serious slant on anything Yonk wrote it would show just how uninformed he is.
The reason he gets all this "credibility" is because he uses Corbett/Gestapo tactcs to remain unchallenged. Any comment that exposes the truth he moderates and edits. So, I guess in a way you are correct. Yonk is much like Corbett hanging up on callers or deleting and banning people from the FB page.
Both do it to protect their own little turf and to remain challenge free thus exposing their actual lack of intellect.
Thanks for waking us up Bennie.

At 7:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yonki ... Yonki ... Yonki!

At 9:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

First off it is Yonki's blog so he can edit whatever the hell he wants.
Second, to the jack ass who wrote that maybe he wrote this himself, not even close. He never gave a shit about comments, he only complained that when he worked hard on something, no one commented and when he threw away one tidbit about nonsense, the shit hit the fan. Why stir up the pot?
Third, what the hell is your definition of haven't done anything? Are you an elected office holder? Do you have a blog that has been up and running for TEN YEARS and had been regarded and read throughout the state? What have you done?
Fourth, World view? I'll bet Yonk and his wife have traveled more outside of this area than you. Have you not read the pieces he's written on various topics?
Fifth, he graduated from King's with a degrees Have you?
SO.....................come out from that little curtain and tell US what you did before saying like a Valley hayna, "He ain't dun nuthin'"......and then turned to your significant other and say, "hey bitch get me a beers wud yuh"?

At 1:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's one for you.
The George Brown campaign used a quote from Yonki's blog in the primary campaign. Mispronounced the last name but the thing ran for weeks.
Brown lot by 150 votes or something.
Do you think, given the venom coming out today this was a bad move by Brown's campaign and swung the election to George?

At 3:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So I re-rewad 7:26 AM's post. A few times.
Then I read Yonki's post and re-read the ones on George and Sorick.
Seems that Yonki was paying Mr. Sorick a compliment while others seemed to be piling on.
Yet people are bitching because he has the nerve to offer advice to George. So am I to understand that the majority of voters in Wilkes Barre WHO NEVER TRIED FOR OFFICE are excluded from having an opinion?
While hi friends at WILK and the cowards who post on the Voice on line stories were trashing Sorick, Yonki wasn't.
Which in the end children only goes to show, "No good deed goes unpunished".

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

So he didn't trash Sorik. He has trashed plenty of others in the last few years.
What started as an upbeat blog, that was supposed to be the anti-wb online, has devolved over the years to be even more venomous at times. Perhaps, Yonki has suffered some ill effects banging his head off the wall trying to be reasonable; or perhaps he learned from Corbett that there is more attention to be had when you act like an asshole than mature and reasonable.
Miss the early years LuLac, but still check in from time to time.
I don't think I have ever seen 30 comments here, and I'm sure Yonk has withheld some, because the first amendment only applies when Yonk and Corbett deem it appropriate. Yonkership at its finest
I'll give Yonk credit; he has learned to be a "character" and I'm sure he took a cue from the great unshaved/unwashed one.

At 5:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

3:33 pm

He is still very fair compared to other blogs. And the good old days was pretty much filled with Bush bashing.

As for "character", he is well respected and liked.

As for character, I worked for Tina Gartley, Dick Hughes and Walter Griffith. At every event he never took a freebie and wrote a check.

That's character.

He is wrong headed on same sex marriage and the death penalty, well I think he is so morally wrong on that but he put hi name on it ever day and that's more than I can say for the others.

At 6:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Yonki is a local treasure.
We all know his value, and we appreciate his efforts.

At 6:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"hasn't accomplished anything".

So then we are to believe that Yonki is living on the dole in his mom's basement, washed out of high school, somehow got into college and washed out there, has not had gainful employment in years, and is a derelict under the Market Street Bridge.

Then who the hell is writing this blog, who the hell won an award for it, who the hell is that guy who has been on TV since 2007 representing LuLac, who is the guy that I worked with at BC who scheduled his chemo toward the weekend so as not to miss work (BTW we both got screwed by them), who is the guy who has been married for 34 years (accomplished nothing, try doing that asshole!!!!!) has conducted candidate forums for Council candidates, Judges and Controller, taught classes at LCCC (he'd be full time if he were married to a lawyer) wrote three books, (and please I don't care how they were published or how he sold them) and has mentored many people in politics, broadcasting and life itself, yeah, just what the hell has he ever accomplished with his sorry ass life?

At 7:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

guys guys ladies please lets lay off the yonki

he is a good guy we may not sometimes agree what he says put all and all

to me he is down the middle with his politics and some of the politicans are not so great at times most make promises they don't keep at least the yonki is no echotisic SON of a B like most politicans are so please lets give the yonk a break water under the bridge

At 7:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:20 PM

It wasn't the Roosevelt quote, it was when he added "just saying" at the end.
That brought out the crazies who sometimes post on that board. They even have to take stuff down. By patting Sorick on the back and then adding "just saying", that got them moving.

And it proves something Yonki wrote last week before the election that people weren't worried about George or Sorick but who they were going to bring with them.

At 7:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two things.....was John Lindsay ever that young?
Also those Council and Judge forums, I know for a fact Yonki and his wife sponsored them as public service events.
I worked at Genetti's at the time and helped with the set up.
The Judge's forum I think in 09 was in April and it was freaking 98 degrees that day!

At 9:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, is this the most comments for LuLac post?


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