The LuLac Edition #2169, August 23rd, 2012
LULAC POLLThe results of the second LuLac poll differ vastly from our first poll. Two weeks ago, both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney were tied at 47%. It was a dead heat. This week the results represent a big bump in the fortunes of Mitt Romney. Here are the results of the poll question: If the 2012 presidential election were held today, whom would you vote for?
Barack Obama 41%
Mitt Romney 55%
Someone Else 4%
No one 0%
Not sure 0%.
During this time period, Romney selected his Vice Presidential pick Paul Ryan. Our next poll is in two weeks.
PENNSYLVANIA RESULTSThe last time a GOP ticket carried Pennsylvania was 1988 when George H.W. Bush carried the state over Michael Dukakis. Since then Democrats have carried the state. Reports are that since President Obama has a lead in the state, both parties are not putting their own media money in the Commonwealth. The last President to lose Pennsylvania and become President anyway was Harry Truman in 1948.
AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT
VOTER SUPPRESSION IN PENNSYLVANIAThe knee jerk reaction of those of us who are constantly on social media and do this type of thing by choice is that everyone has access to the web. Also, we think because our wallets and purses are bulging with Identifications for work, school and licenses, everyone has a photo ID. Not true. In Pennsylvania, there is a portion of the population who don’t have an identification. For many years these voters have been dutifully going to the polls because it was their civic duty. My mother and mother in law voted by absentee ballot when they could not go to the polls. But now, this new law has even made it tougher to get an absentee ballot. I always thought that this voter ID scam was something that was abhorrent to our system. True, there have been isolated cases of voter fraud but with the inception of new technology that would be harder. State Representative Eddie Day Pashinski sent a mailer to his district residents. He also put an incredible link on his web page which clearly spells out the challenges the politically motivated Pennsylvania Voter ID law presents. Take a look.
GOP CONVENTIONThis coming week the GOP meets in Tampa. Highlights will be the introduction of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. Look for heavy use of Anne Romney at the event. I’d also be interested in seeing how Romney is presented via the Campaign film. His speech will also be an indicator of how he will fare in the debates with the President. As usual, political junkies will have to rely on Cable News because the networks continue to cater to the lowest common denominator of American intelligence or lack thereof.
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVEThis week Shadoe Steele hosts “Saturday Night Live At the Oldies” . This week’s guest is John Paul Young who had the big hit from 1978, “Love Is In the Air”. Shadoe is on the air this Saturday from 7pm to midnight with ABC News on the top of the hour.
SUNDAY MAGAZINEThis Week on Sunday Magazine Brian Hughes speaks with Steve Kepic from Wendy’s and Carmen Flynn from the American Red Cross about the 7th annual Red Cross Roof-A-Thon Monday thru Wednesday August 27th thru the 29th at Wendy’s on Davis Street in Scranton. Magic 93’s Frankie in the Morning speaks with Michael Taluto and James May form PENNDOT about their Impaired Driving Campaign for the upcoming Labor Day weekend. And Brian speaks with chiropractor Joe Leonardi about National Childhood Obesity Month, coming up in September. 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.
ECTVECTV Live will outline plans for one of Scranton's biggest events during the week of August 27th as Chris DiMattio joins hosts Tom Munley and David DeCosmo to discuss La Festa Italiana! Offered since 1976, the Festival attracts thousands of people to downtown Scranton over the Labor Day Weekend and is said to have a major financial impact on the city and the area, ECTV Live is presented as a Public Affairs program by Electric City Television and can be seen on Comcast Ch19 each weekday at Noon and Midnight with selected showings at 6pm several days each week.
1967American Nazi Party leader George Lincoln Rockwell is assassinated in Arlington,Virginia
East Coast Wrestling Association is established......Thurgood Marshall is confirmed as the first African American Justice of the United States Supreme Court. In Pennsylvania as the summer winds down and kids go back to school, the State Education Department introduces a new plan for alternative learning for commercial students. The plan is that the students will take core classes in the morning and then work in outside businesses in apprenticeships or entry level position. The pilot program is set to start in the spring of 1968……and in Luzerne County, specifically in the Wyoming Area, Joe Rock resigns from the Democratic ticket for School Board. He is replaced by Tim Pribula to run in the 1967 General Election with Charles Adonizio, James Langan, Dr. John Barrett, Stanley Yanik, John LaNunziata and Herbert Babcock……and 45 years ago this week the number 1 song in America and LuLac land was “Ode To Billy Joe” by Bobbie Gentry.