Saturday, April 13, 2024

The LuLac Edition #5, 093, April 13th, 2024




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1.  What are your thoughts about that bridge accident in Baltimore? Was it a conspiracy?

No, it was not but it only goes to show how screwed up this country is to think an accident was some sort of plot.


2.  Easter is over. Is there anything interesting?

Just religious and family obligations. I did take a half day off from work on Good Friday though. 


3.  Did you feel anything during that Friday Earthquake in Jersey?

I felt a slight tremor under my chair, one of the nurses over the Kirby Health Center had her monitor shake. 


4.  How about those Mets?

Hey it is early. They are going to recover. My Pirates though, now that is a surprise.


5.  I am so sick and tired of hearing the GOP whine about voter fraud. They are the ones committing it right?


Just last week an Iowa woman named Kim Taylor was sentenced to four months in prison Monday after a federal jury convicted her last year on more than fifty counts of voter fraud as part of a scheme to help her husband in a congressional primary and a county supervisor race. No matter what former President Donald Trump claims, actual incidents of voter fraud are extremely rare. Those instances that have become known in the aftermath of the 2020 election are nowhere near widespread enough to swing a presidential election. I repeat what I have been saying about these folks for years, ACCUSATION is CONFESSION.


6.  WTF!!! Margory Taylor Greene is now going after her speaker for blackmail?

Yes, this moron is again trying to undermine him. Greene was promoting her sit-down interview with former Fox News host Tucker Carlson, in which she suggests without evidence that Johnson may have been “blackmailed.”  Johnson, she claimed, “has made a complete departure of who he is and what he stands for, and to the point where people are literally asking, 'Is he blackmailed?'” When Carlson pressed her for more details, she said she did not know whether Johnson had been blackmailed. But she went on to suggest that Johnson had defied his faith by backing a bill that included funds for a women’s health clinic and a nonprofit group that aids trans people, and she questioned what would convince him to do so. She is garbage plain and simple. 


7.  What are your thoughts on WVIA TV and FM’s news organization?

Not since the halcyon ages of great radio news in the 70s (WARM with Jerry Heller as News Director, WILK with Kevin Jordan as News Director) WMJW with David DeCosmo as News Director and WBAX with David Kush as News Director) has there been an assemblage of competent and informative news reporters. WVIA FM has exceeded expectations and has given the station a presence that even commercial stations in Harrisburg and Philly would envy.


8.  Do you think Ukraine will fall soon?

I do. The cowardly, limp dicked Republican leadership is criminal in its behavior in not bringing this to the floor. If this country falls, look for Putin to go after Poland and most of Eastern Europe.

9.  I did not realize that Harry Truman was most instrumental in the formation of NATO 75 years ago. How did that happen?

When Truman became the President of the United States after FDR’s death, he helped oversee the end of World War II and usher in the new postwar world. Many of his actions were governed by agreements made at the Potsdam Conference, where the leaders of the Big Three nations, the United States, Great Britain, and the Soviet Union, outlined the occupation and rebuilding of Europe.

The countries of Western Europe were amenable to a mutual defense agreement that also included the U.S. and Canada. Secret meetings were held at the Pentagon in March 1948 to negotiate the terms of the trans-Atlantic pact. These meetings led to the formal creation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Delegates from twelve nations attended a meeting chaired by U.S. representative Theodore Achilles. The treaty was signed on April 4, 1949, to deal with future Soviet aggression against Western Europe. It was the first peacetime military alliance overseen by the United States.

Along with the U.S. and Canada, the original members were Belgium, Denmark, France, Iceland, and Italy as well as Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, and Great Britain.

The goal of the organization, also known as the North Atlantic Alliance, was to safeguard freedom and a common heritage by promoting stability and well-being in the North Atlantic region. To block Soviet expansion into Western Europe, each member nation pledged to come to the assistance of any member nation if attacked.

During the signing ceremony in an auditorium near the White House on April 4, 1949, President Truman stood beside Secretary of State Dean Acheson when he signed on behalf of the U.S. Just before the event, Truman told the audience that the pact was an attempt to create a shield against aggression that would enable governments to concentrate on achieving a fuller, happier existence for their citizens. The treaty was sent to the Senate for consideration, which ratified it after a lengthy debate. Truman officially signed the North Atlantic Treaty on August 24, 1949. It is ironic that 75 years later, the United States participates in trying to save a country against aggression from Russia. (Truman Little White House, LuLac) 


10.             What do you think of some Republicans wanting to change the name of Dulles Airport to Trump airport? Who was Dulles?

It is idiotic and part of the Trump cult. John Foster Dulles served as United States Secretary of State under President Dwight D. Eisenhower from 1953 until his resignation in 1959 (due to his colon cancer diagnosis) and was briefly a Senator from New York in 1949. He was a significant figure in the early Cold War era, who advocated an aggressive stance against communism throughout the world. Again, the irony here is these Trumpanzees want to replace the ultimate warrior against Communism and Russian aggression with a person who has praised totalitarian leaders.


11.             Do they still make phones with captions for people?

Yes indeed. They are great for hearing impaired people. Here is the link for one of them.


12.             Will Trump go to trial and be found guilty before the election?

Yes, to the first part. Not sure about the second part.


13.             You wrote you got most of your clothes from Paul Frederick. Who is he?

With apologies to my former big and tall contact Jackie, here is all about Paul. He is a real guy who started the company in a town near Muhlenberg Pennsylvania. later sold the company, but his name remains on the clothing. Over 40 years ago, Paul Fredrick set out with one goal: to make a great shirt. A shirt to set the gold standard. A shirt with superior style and a tailor-made fit. One with all-day comfort that keeps its good looks no matter what comes its way. Our signature is a cotton non-iron shirt.

 They believe taking care of a shirt should be easy. By perfecting an approach to non-iron, they use top-notch 100% cotton for a shirt that is guaranteed to look great, wash after wash, wear after wear. No more ironing. No more dry cleaner rush jobs.

They believe the sleeves make the man—the perfect length is perfection. They feel exact sleeve lengths should not be relegated to the bespoke, so we offer them all our non-iron shirts. (Apologies to the tailors for giving them the snip).

Since my weight loss, Paul Fredick has been my go-to in terms of style, comfort and looking good.








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