Monday, February 28, 2022

The LuLac Edition #4,697, February 28th, 2022


Sunday, February 27, 2022

The LuLac Edition #4,696, February 27th, 2022



Check out this film. THE CONSERVATION GAME follows the story of a retired cop who stumbles upon a bombshell discovery while undercover at an exotic animal auction. When he starts to suspect that America's television conservationists are secretly connected to the exotic pet trade, he must wrestle with the consequences of exposing his own childhood hero.

A guy's dream to be like Jack Hanna.  But then things changed and this film will show you how and why.

Thursday, February 24, 2022

The LuLac Edition #4,695, February 24th, 2022



The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday took control of a high-stakes redistricting lawsuit and will now decide how the state’s congressional districts will be drawn for the next decade.

A lower court had been poised to select a new map from among 13 proposals this week because the normal redistricting process between the governor and state Legislature had broken down. Now the high court will instead made the decision, exercising its “extraordinary jurisdiction” power to take over any case.





The word has come down from the Supreme Court and it appears that a new map has been drawn. The vote was 4 to 3 and one district was eliminated. The odd man out is Congressman Fred Keller. Keller had Tom Marino’s old district. No loss though with Keller. He was a self righteous religious hypocrite who voted NO on the infrastructure bill, NO on the Biden COVID stimulus package and voted to not affirm the 2020 election genuflecting in front of his lord and savior Donald Trump, With Keller jettisoned, the Congressional delegation goes from 18 to 17.


Dan Mueser another Trump boot licker has declared his candidacy for the 9th. Like Keller, Mueser voted NO for the Infrastructure bill, NO on the Biden COVID stimulus and no to confirm his own election to the House. Mueser announced his candidacy yesterday saying he was a Conservative problem solver and stating he wanted to retire Nancy Pelosi. (Another guy with a hard on for Pelosi!) He gave the same old boiler plate crap GOP lapdogs usually bring but neglected to say where he was on the first anniversary of the Insurrection (which he tacitly supported in ’21) and never mentioned anything about ANY job he and his GOP obstructionists created while he was in office.

With Keller the odd man out, he might consider a run against Mueser. That would certainly be no battle of the titans but a face off of the mediocre mini men whose stock in trade in D.C. the last few years is saying NO.

Meanwhile, Matt Cartwright still has the 8th district as it was in 2020. Cartwright will have another fight on his hands with the GOP lie and attack machine going after him. His expected opponent will be Jim Bognet. Cartwright will need to yell loud and clear what he has done for the district. His message will have to reverberate over the ignorant voters who don’t realize the huge amount of dollars he has brought into this area. Political insiders say that Matt Cartwright’s race will be tight. All the more reason to make sure people know they need Cartwright to be their champion in case right wing Trumpanzees seize control of congress. 



I wonder how Frank Scavo feels about his Lord and Savior Donald Trump now? Scavo pleaded guilty to being part of the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol is now behind bars. According to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, Frank Scavo is now in a federal prison in New Jersey.

He asked to delay the start of his two-month sentence due to a recent surgery.

Scavo led a trip to Washington D.C. on the day of the protests and riot at the capitol.



Bolus appeared on a video bitching about his freedom being taken away, how an insurrectionist was killed while she was breaking the law and attacking the Capitol and just how rotten everything is because his Lord and Savior Donald Trump no longer is in office. Bolus is not even doing anything original, he is railing against the vaccine mandates which are decreasing in numbers because COVID cases are decreasing. 

Bolus is like a little boy who wants attention. He's like a kid starting an ice lemonade stand in the dead of winter. A day late and a dollar short! 

If Bolus wound up in a third world country where he’d lose his voice for stepping out of line, he’d be crying like a little kitten! He's a big bully with a little truck and apparently not much back up.



The U.S. Supreme Court has formally rejected President Trump’s effort to block release of documents from his administration to the House Jan. 6 Select Committee, bringing a formal end to his executive privilege claims in connection with the records.

The decision follows the court's Jan. 19 order that led the National Archives, which legally holds presidential records, to hand them over to the House of Representatives as the court weighed whether to accept Trump's appeal.

The House committee has said it needs visitor logs, phone records, speech drafts and other written records to understand what role Trump may have played in instigating the violence that unfolded when his supporters stormed the Capitol in an attempt to prevent Congress from formally certifying Biden's 2020 presidential election. The insurrection left lawmakers scrambling for safety and delayed for several hours the largely ceremonial, but constitutionally required, process.

In August, Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), chairman of the House committee, asked the National Archives for “all documents and communications related to efforts, plans or proposals to contest the 2020 presidential elections results” as well as “videos, photographs and other media” from the White House that related to the Jan. 6 rally, “the march to the Capitol ... and the activities of President Trump and other high-level executive branch officials that day.”

Trump sued to prevent the dissemination of the records after President Biden determined last year that they could be released.

Last month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that Trump had “provided no basis” for the courts to override Biden’s judgment that executive privilege should not be asserted on those documents. Tuesday’s Supreme Court decision ends Trump’s bid to have the Supreme Court hear his case.

Trump’s efforts to block these records says more about his guilt than love for the country. (L.A. Times, LuLac) 



Senator Bob Casey (Photo: LuLac archives)

U.S. Senator Bob Casey released the following statement on Senate Majority Leader Schumer filing cloture on the motion to proceed to the Women’s Health Protection Act:

“The question before the U.S. Senate on this vote is whether the Senate will proceed to debate the Women’s Health Protection Act. Given the recent Supreme Court rulings, potential rulings this year, and the Republican Party’s clear and unrelenting use of this issue as a political weapon, I will vote ‘yes’ to allow debate on this bill. I have long worked to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies and abortions, and I hope that as part of this debate we will also focus on new and substantial funding for pregnant women, infants, and children.”



Congressman Matt Cartwright (Photo: LuLac archives)

Fifty-five years ago this week, President Lyndon B. Johnson ushered in a historic expansion of Social Security when he signed the Medicare and Medicaid programs into law.

That signature has saved the lives of millions across the nation. Prior to the enactment of Medicare and Medicaid, about half of Americans over the age of 65 had no health insurance, and a third of those were living in poverty. Then-President Johnson recognized that “greatness required not only an educated people but a healthy people.” Today, nearly all older Americans are covered, in very large part because of these benefits.

There’s no doubt these programs have been successful at making health care more accessible and improving seniors’ quality of life; that’s even more true now as we battle a global pandemic. That’s why I believe they must be not only fiercely defended, but also improved and expanded upon.

Over my time in Congress, I have focused on the health and economic security of older Northeastern Pennsylvanians by supporting legislation that vigorously expands health coverage, lowers drug prices, and strengthens Social Security benefits.

Affordability: Constituents across our community have shared heartbreaking stories with me detailing their struggles in affording their medication and making decisions between their medications and putting food on the table. Meanwhile, drug prices continue to rise beyond the budget of too many Americans. I helped pass the Lower Drug Costs Now Act out of the House of Representatives. If the Senate would pass this bill it would empower Medicare to negotiate directly with price-gouging pharmaceutical companies to ensure Americans can afford the medications they need.

Economic Security: As a lead sponsor of the Social Security 2100 Act, I’m working to bolster Social Security payments and ensure they can continue to be paid out to our seniors through to the next century.

Expansion: I introduced the Help Extend Auditory Relief (HEAR) Act to expand hearing benefits for Medicare recipients. One-third of Americans between the ages of 65 and 74 experience hearing loss, yet Medicare – a program designed for people over 65 – does not cover hearing aids. The ability to hear impacts almost ever facet of a person’s life, and seniors should be able to afford hearing services. My legislation, supported by Democrats and Republicans, would ensure Medicare covers this needed equipment.

These are sound proposals that give our seniors the support they have earned and will help move America forward. But there are others trying to take us backward.

Earlier this year, the White House and their supporters backed a $1.4 trillion proposed budget cut to Medicare and Medicaid that would have jeopardized the quality of care for millions. Fortunately, my colleagues and I on the Appropriations Committee swiftly rejected this proposal in this year’s funding bills. They also proposed a policy that would limit federal support for Medicaid and put health care on the chopping block for our most vulnerable citizens. I stood up against that too.

But the fight isn’t over. They say they’ll try again next year if given the chance.

Northeastern Pennsylvania’s seniors should not have to worry about anyone messing with their hard-earned benefits – not during a pandemic, not ever. Instead of turning back the clock 55 years, let’s look forward and strengthen Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.



Governor Tm Wolf (Photo: LuLac archives)

Gov. Tom Wolf today signed into law House Bill 232, House Bill 764, and House Bill 2143.

House Bill 232 amends the Public School Code adding language allowing specific school districts to change their name by a two-thirds vote of the local board of school directors.

House Bill 764 provides a 45-day provisional hiring window option for certain employers to hire eligible new employees having contact with children. 

House Bill 2143 allows a county undergoing a change in designation to continue to operate with their county prison board. 





Longtime cable news pundit and political analyst Bob Beckel died on Monday.

He was 73.

New of Beckel's passing was first shared by longtime friend and columnist Cal Thomas, and Fox News host Sean Hannity memorialized Beckel on his show Monday evening.

"He was always full of joy, happiness, light, sunshine. He loved God and Jesus and we miss him already. God bless you, God speed, Bob Beckel," Hannity said.

Beckel, a Democrat, worked in President Carter's administration before beginning a career in cable news in the late 1990s as a co-host of CNN's "Crossfire Sunday" program.  Beckel was a principles in the Mondale-Ferraro campaign of 1984.

He joined Fox News as a contributor in 2000 and was a founding panelist on its early-evening talk program "The Five" when it was created in 2011.



Alex Milanes, your blog editor and Brian Hughes at a blogfest. (Photo: LuLac archives) 

Thanks to the sane and bi partisan Brian Hughes for giving us 9 hours of relief this week from The Mid Day Mussolini and The Afternoon Buffoon on WILK Radio. 

On the Afternoon Buffoon's show, Brian Hughes was lectured by a Robin who said he raised his voice when people were trying to talk. WRONG! He raised his voice when he needed to obviously point out the facts, a commodity that WILK listeners seem to have an allergy to. I submit to Robin from Dallas that the media reports what people do. And the disrespect and bad behavior escalated with old Diaper Don, always lying and full of crap in 2015.

Brian Hughes is a welcome break and brake on the train wreck of WILK loudmouths who stink up the airwaves on a daily basis.  

Hughes is back on Friday in the AM from 6 to 9 as Nancy and Barsky vacay.



The Midday Mussolini was sputtering and screaming like a little sheep in barbed wire this week saying President Biden’s Foreign Policy is to blame for the Ukraine invasion. If Jesus and Mohammad visited MDM with Biden in tow, he’d freak out. 

The MDM yells that Democrats are ruining the country, that Democrats are deluded and crazy. Democrats don't make sense! The Midday Mussolini does what all Trumpanzees and right wing wackos do: THEY PROJECT! 

With the Mid Day Mussolini, ACCUSATION IS CONFESSION!  





This week's guests are Shanie Mohamed and Ahmad Ali from the Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber of Commerce.  They'll discuss Project PIVOT.  You'll hear the program Sunday morning at 6 on 94.3 The Talker; 6:30 on The Mothership 1400/1440am and at 7:30 on 105 The River.





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Daylight saving time began in the United States two months earlier than usual, as a result of a 1974 vote in Congress to amend the 1973 Emergency Year-Round Daylight Saving Time Act. In response to the 1973 energy crisis, Congress had passed emergency legislation to move clocks ahead one hour on January 6, 1974 and to leave them there until April 27, 1975, with no provision for a "fall back" to standard time in October. Following complaints, Congress voted to allow clocks to be turned back, as originally scheduled in October, albeit for only four months rather than six…The coronation of Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Deva, who had been King of Nepal since the death of his father on January 31, 1972, took place in Kathmandu at exactly 8:37 a.m. local time, a moment that had been pre-determined by the royal astrologers. The elaborate ceremony was attended by 50,000 people, including representatives from 58 nations….West Germany's federal constitutional court ruled 6-2 that the nation's abortion law, which permitted termination of pregnancy on demand within the first trimester of pregnancy, was a violation of constitutional guarantees of "the right to life and physical inviolability"……Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos ended the hijacking of a Philippine Airlines flight by telling hijacker Emilio Abarra that "he would be pardoned for whatever crimes he committed". Abarca and his accomplice, Cesar Meland (who was not pardoned), then released their 15 hostages and surrendered to authorities. Afterward, Major General Fidel Ramos said that Abarca's pardon included all crimes except for the hijacking itself… Elijah Muhammad, 77, African-American Nation of Islam leader passed away. Born Elijah Poole, he had spread the "Black Muslim" movement founded by W. D. Fard. He was succeeded by his son, Warith Deen Mohammed, who would renounce the teaching that white people were "devils", and would move to bring the Nation of Islam closer to other Muslim communities in the United States, changing the name of the organization to the American Muslim Mission. Louis Farrakhan, who had been viewed as a potential successor to Elijah Muhammad, would break with Warith Mohammed and name his group the Nation of Islam. Warith Deen Mohammed…..

Gerald Ford became the first incumbent U.S. President to play in a PGA golf tournament, as an amateur in a pro-am event, the Jackie Gleason-Inverrary Classic. A crowd of 41,720 (largest for a single day on a PGA Tour event) watched as the President shot 100 on 18 holes, in partnership with Jack Nicklaus, Jackie Gleason, Bob Hope and New York businessman Elliot Kahn…
American Motors releases the Pacer. The car will be on the lots until 1979.....A blaze at the Manhattan switching station of the New York Telephone Company caused what was described at the time as "the biggest and longest burning fire the city had ever seen", knocking out telephone service on 300 blocks in the financial district and surrounding residences. While emergency phone service was restored (with mobile equipment trailers) to businesses, most of the nearly 145,000 phones affected were without service for 23 day……In the worst disaster in the 112-year history of London's underground subway system, 43 people were killed when their six-car train sped past its stop at London's Moorgate station and crashed into a wall…The AMC Pacer automobile was introduced by American Motors. Manufactured at the AMC plant in Kenosha, Wisconsin, it would remain in production until December 3, 1979…..and this week the number one song in LuLac land and America was . “Shame, Shame, Shame”  by  Shirley & Company.