The LuLac Edition #2098, June 21st, 2012
LOVE YA ED…..BUTYou know I think Ed Rendell is one of the best Governors we ever had. You know I met the guy at least a half dozen times. You know that I would never do anything to criticize my man. But in a PCN interview with Francine Schertzer (one of our 2008 “Women We Love” award winners) the Governor made a slight historical error. (I just saw the DVR version of this the other night). In response to a question from a caller regarding on mandatory retirement age for politicians at the age of 70, Rendell said that great leaders governed well into their 70s. He mentioned Conrad Adenauer, Winston Churchill, Ronald Reagan and Franklin Roosevelt as people who were at the top of their game well past 70. He was correct on everyone but FDR. Roosevelt was born in 1881, he died in 1945 at the age of 64. But Ed did redeem himself when asked by Schertzer if he would ever run for any higher office. Rendell said that in order to be President, he’d have to spend three years of his life visiting Iowa and New Hampshire. Classic answer. If you’ev ever been to Iowa or New Hampshire, and met some of those people, you’ll realize that in those states is where God parked all the _ _ _holes.
YUDICHAK WALKS THE WALK
HEALTH CARE REBATEYeah, you’re reading it right. Because of the Affordable Health Care Act that has been demonized by the do nothing Republicans in the House and Senate, more than half a million Pennsylvanians will get a health care rebate. That dreaded Obama care that is going to screw you over and cost you so much more money (the demagogues will tell you that) will actually get you a check this summer. Take a look at this:
a rebate check in the mail; a lump-sum reimbursement to the same account that is used to pay the premium if by credit card or debit card;
a reduction in their future premiums; and
their employer providing one of the above, or applying the rebate in a manner that benefits its employees. Insurance companies that do not meet the 80/20 standard will send their policyholders a rebate for the difference no later than August 1, 2012. Consumers will also receive a notice from their insurance company informing them of the 80/20 rule, whether their company met the standard, and, if not, how much of a difference between what the insurer did or did not spend on medical care and quality improvement will be returned to them. For the first time, all of this information will be publicly posted on HealthCare.gov this summer, allowing consumers to learn what value they’re getting for their premium dollars in their health plan. For many consumers, the 80/20 rule motivated their plans to lower prices or improve their coverage to meet the standard. This is one of the ways the 80/20 rule is bringing value to consumers for their health care dollars.
SCHOOL BUS VIDEOA Rochester school bus monitor was brutalized verbally recently by little snots who have no respect for an adult, a service worker hauling their dainty asses right to their doorsteps . The glory of You Tube gave us a disgusting account of what passes for how the next generation is being raised. A fund was set up for the woman (which I don’t entirely agree with, we all get crap at one time or another in our jobs). If I ran the world in this situation, I would surcharge every parent of these little bastards (and given the unwed birth stats in our country I bet that term is a majority) $1000.00. And if they didn’t pay it, I’d expel the kids.
AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT
WHAT’S OLD IS NEWWNEP TV recently announced that they were going to open up a news bureau on Public Square in Wilkes Barre. The News Station plans to have a few crews downtown. In the 80s, the office At 15 Public Square was staffed by Mark Davis and Jacqueline Boulden.
ECTV Live hosts Tom Munley and David DeCosmo will be getting ready to celebrate our Nation's Birthday as they welcome historian Bill Lewis to their program the week of June 25th. Mr. Lewis will be discussing the events that lead to the Battle of Wyoming. A monument to that historic event is the focal point of an Independence Day observation each year to which the public is invited. ECTV Live is telecast on Comcast Ch19 each day at Noon and Midnight with selected airings at 6pm several days during the week.
This Week on Sunday Magazine. Brian Hughes interviews veteran radio and TV newscaster David DeCosmo about his experiences in covering Tropical Storm Agnes as this weekend marks the 40th anniversary of the Agnes flood and its devastation of the Wyoming Valley. Plus Dave lets us know what he's up to these days. Sunday Magazine, Sunday morning at 5am on Great Country 93.7, 5:30am on 97BHT, 6am on 97.9X, 6:30am on Magic 93, and 7am on True Oldies 590, WARM.
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
This week Shadoe Steele will have as his guest Peter Frampton. Steele will air an interview with Frampton as well as play the very best in oldies music from 7pm to midnight on WILK AM and FM with ABC News on the top of the hour.
In the Cold War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin in Glassboro, New Jersey, for the 3-day Glassboro Summit Conference. Johnson travels to Los Angeles for a dinner at the Century Plaza Hotel where earlier in the day thousands of war protesters clashed with L.A. police...........400 million viewers watch Our World, the first live, international, satellite television production. It features the live debut of The Beatles' song "All You Need is Love". .......in Pennsylvania Governor Raymond Shafer states that Pennsylvania needs to do more to attract visitors to its historical sights like Gettysburg and the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia. Shafer says that the added revenue would solidify the Commonwealth’s designation as the Keystone State……locally the Luzerne County Commissioners can’t agree on a Merit Personnel Policy that keeps county workers who are under review (isn’t that a concept???) in limbo and 45 years ago this week the number 1 song in LuLacland and America was Jimmy Webb’s “Up, Up and Away” that put the 5th Dimension on the musical map.