Saturday, January 20, 2018

Sometimes, A Graph Tell The Whole Story . . .



Until Donald Trump won the 2016 election, America was stagnant.
We were just sort of plodding along.
Some days were better than others, but mostly we were just stuck in the mud. We were mired in a "low expectations" swamp. We were told that we had to get used to this; that America's glory days were over; that the "GoGo" years had passed us by; that America could no longer expect robust growth; that we would no longer lead the world.
But none of that was true. None of it!
In fact, it was no truer than "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor; if you like your insurance plan, you can keep your plan."
And here's the chart that proves it all.
Just look at what has happened: Stocks setting records every day; the lowest unemployment rate in 45 years; the lowest black unemployment rate EVER; companies building, expanding, hiring IN AMERICA; taxes cut across-the-board; corporations upping salaries and giving their employees bonuses.
And all this in just 12 quick months.
It's truly breathtaking, America. And it's unprecedented.
And remember: This is just the beginning!
Avanti!

For Him, Every Minute Is Riskier And Riskier!

Friday, January 19, 2018

'We Know That Life Is The Greatest Miracle!'

The following is the full text of President Donald Trump’s speech to the March for Life. He is the first president to give a live-video-feed address to pro-life participants:

We have tens of thousands of people watching this right down the road, tens of thousands. So, I congratulate you, and at least we picked a beautiful day, you can’t get a more beautiful day. I want to thank our Vice President Mike Pence for that wonderful introduction. I also want to thank you and Karen for being true champions for life. Thank you, and thank Karen.

Today I’m honored and really proud to be the first president to stand with you here at the White House to address the 45th March for Life, that’s very very special, 45th March for Life, and this is a truly remarkable group. Today tens of thousands of families, students, and patriots, and really just great citizens gather here in our nations Capitol. You come from many backgrounds, and many places, but you all come for one beautiful cause, to build a society where life is celebrated and protected and cherished.

The March for Life is a movement born out of love: you love your families; you love your neighbors; you love our nation; and you love every child born and unborn, because you believe that every life is sacred, that every child is a precious gift from God.

We know that life is the greatest miracle of all. We see it in the eyes of every new mother who cradles that wonderful, innocent, and glorious-newborn child in her loving arms. I want to thank every person here today and all across our country who works with such big hearts and tireless devotion to make sure that parents have the caring support they need to choose life.

Because of you, tens of thousands of Americans have been born and reached their full God-given potential, because of you. You’re living witnesses of this year’s March for life theme, and that theme is, ‘Love Saves Lives.’

As you all know Roe versus Wade has resulted in some of the most permissive abortion laws anywhere in the world. For example, in the United States, it’s one of only seven countries to allow elective late-term abortions along with China North Korea and others. Right now, in a number of States, the laws allow a baby to be born [sic, aborted] from his or her mother’s womb in the ninth month.

It is wrong. It has to change.

Americans are more and more pro-life. You see that all the time. In fact, only 12% of Americans support abortion on demand at any time.

Under my administration, we will always defend the very first right in the Declaration of Independent, and that is the ‘right to life.’

Tomorrow will mark exactly one year since I took the oath of office. And I will say our country is doing really well. Our economy is perhaps the best it’s ever been. You look at the job numbers, the companies pouring back into our country, look at the stock market at an all-time high, unemployment at a 17-year low, unemployment for African workers at the lowest mark in the history of our country, unemployment for Hispanic at a record-low in history, unemployment for women, think of this, at an 18-year low.

We’re really proud of what we’re doing.

And during my first week in office, I reinstated a policy first put in place by Pres. Ronald Ragan, the Mexico City Policy.

I strongly supported the House of Representatives’ pain-capable bill, which would end painful late-term abortions nationwide. And I call upon the Senate to pass this important law and send it to my desk for signing.

On the National Day of Prayer, I signed an executive order to protect religious liberty. [I’m] very proud of that. Today, I’m announcing that we’ve just issued a new proposal to protect conscience rights and religious freedoms of doctors, nurses, and other medical professions. So important.

I have also just reversed the previous administration’s policy that restricted state efforts to direct Medicaid funding away from abortion facilities that violate the law.

We are protecting the sanctity of life and the family as the foundation of our society. But this movement can only succeed with the heart and the soul and the prayer of the people.

Here with us today is Marianne Donadio from Greensboro North Carolina. Where is Marianne? Hello, come on up here Marianne. Come. Nice to see you, by the way.

Marianne was 17 when she found out that she was pregnant. At first, she felt like she had no place to turn. But when she told her parents they responded with total love, total affection, total support. Great parents? Great? [Trump asked Marianne. She responded in the affirmative] I thought you were going to say that. I had to be careful.

Marianne bravely chose life and soon gave birth to her son. She named him Benedict which means blessing. Marianne was so grateful for her parents love and support that she felt called to serve those who were not as fortunate as her. She joined with others in her community to start a maternity home to care for homeless women who were pregnant. That’s great. They named it ‘Room at the Inn.’ Today, Marianne and her husband Don are the parents of six beautiful children. And her eldest son Benedict and her daughter Maria join us here today. Where are they? Come on over. That’s great.

Over the last 15 years, Room at the Inn has provided housing, childcare, counseling, education, and job-training to more than 400 women. Even more importantly, it has given them hope. It has shown each woman she is not forgotten, that she is not alone, and that she really now has a whole family of people who will help her succeed.

That hope is the true gift of this incredible movement that brings us together today.

It is the gift of friendship, the gift of mentorship, and the gift of encouragement, love, and support. Those are beautiful words and those are beautiful gifts.

And most importantly of all, it is the gift of life itself – that is why we March, that is why we pray, and that is why we declare that America’s future will be filled with goodness, peace, joy, dignity, and life for every child of God.

Thank you to the March for life, special, special people. And we are with you all the way. May God bless you and may God bless America. Thank you. Thank you.

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The Story Behind A Momentous Event . . .

The 45th March for Life 
Thirty-eight years ago, Nellie Gray left her job as a Labor Department attorney to start a small nonprofit organization. Today, that group—the March for Life Education and Defense Fund—is responsible for organizing the largest annual pro-life rally in the world.
President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence will join the event via video satellite from the White House Rose Garden this afternoon.
Last year, an estimated 500,000 people attended the march to support a cause that has grown immensely since the first event in 1974. The annual trek along the National Mall to the U.S. Capitol is the most visible symbol of March for Life's vision: "a world where every human life is valued and protected."

A month after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act 
President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law on December 22. Yesterday, he t
raveled to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to talk about the impact the legislation has had in just a few short weeks.
The stories keep rolling in. More than 2 million American workers have gotten a “Trump bonus” or “Trump pay raise.” The net tax burden on American families has fallen by $3.2 trillion. Chrysler has announced that it will move truck production from Mexico back to the United States.
H&K Equipment, where the President spoke yesterday, is investing back into its own company at a rate 50 percent higher than last year—and directly credits tax cuts for providing them with the ability to expense 100 percent of the investments they make in new equipment.

A year to remember 
Tomorrow marks one full year since Donald J. Trump swore the oath of office on the steps of the U.S. Capitol to become the 45th President of the United States.
“Today’s ceremony . . . has very special meaning,” President Trump told the country. “Because today we are not merely transferring power from one Administration to another, or from one party to another – but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C. and giving it back to you, the American People.”
In the year since, President Trump has met with thousands of Americans from coast to coast, hosted numerous foreign dignitaries in Washington, and traveled to 13 foreign countries to represent the United States abroad.

PHOTO OF THE DAY


President Donald J. Trump at the Pentagon  | January 18, 2018 (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead) 

POTUS TODAY



Today, President Trump will address March for Life Participants and pro-life leaders in the Rose Garden. Later, the President will meet with his national security team.

In the evening, the Vice President and Second Lady will depart Washington, D.C., on Air Force Two en route to Clare, Ireland for a refueling stop before arriving in Cairo, Egypt.

Yes, We've Won Some VERY Important Battles!


Here is a very special message from 
catholicvote.com:

CV is at the March for Life in Washington! 

It’s almost 50 degrees and not a cloud in the sky. God has truly blessed the marchers this year. 

Tomorrow will also mark the completion of President Trump’s first year. So I thought it important to recount how much progress has been made on behalf of the pro-life cause this past year. 


  • Not only did President Trump reinstate the pro-life Mexico City Policy, but he dramatically expanded it. This protected $9 billion in foreign aid from being used to fund the abortion industry oversees.
  • President Trump signed H.J. Res 43 into law, which overturned an 11th hour regulation from the Obama administration that prevented states from defunding Planned Parenthood.

  • Mike Pence became the first sitting Vice President to address the March for Life in person. Today, Donald Trump became the first sitting President to address the March via live video (previous Presidents have addressed the event via telephone or recorded message.)
  • The President cut off U.S. taxpayer funding for the U.N. population fund, which partners with China’s brutal program of forced abortion and sterilization.
  • The Trump administration issued a guidance to enforce the requirement that no taxpayer money support coverage for abortion in Obamacare exchange plans.  
  • This week, the Trump administration announced the creation of the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division at the Department of Health and Human Services. This new office is dedicated to protecting the conscience rights and religious freedom of health care professionals.
  • The administration is also backing this commitment to religious freedom and conscience rights by restricting Medicare, Medicaid, and Obamacare funds from being used by entities who discriminate against health care professionals who object to participating in certain health care policies because of their deeply-held beliefs.
There have been setbacks as well. We missed defunding Planned Parenthood by just one vote in the Senate, while permanent conscience protections still linger in Congress.

HERE’S THE BEST NEWS: I’ve spent the past 48 hours in Washington D.C. meeting with members of Congress, staff and other pro-life activists. There is a palpable excitement in the air. New ideas are being discussed, new legislative strategies are being drafted, and there will be a big push this year to break through the barriers and make even more progress.

While we have leaders in Congress and the White House ready to push our agenda forward, the lawmakers I have met with have been adamant: they cannot do anything unless the grassroots rises up and demands action.

Thank you for working with us and fighting for the most important issue in America.

Let’s continue to fight for the unborn in 2018!

Brian Burch

President, catholicvote.com

Exciting TV News: THE ADVOCATES With Dan Cirucci

Dan Cirucci discusses his upcoming new TV Show, THE ADVOCATES with Dana Dewedoff of Midday with Dana and Matt Rooney of the Save Jersey Blog.

We've got VERY exciting news for you today.
THE ADVOCATES with Dan Cirucci will soon debut on RVN-TV, a new internet TV network.
Our new show will be called THE ADVOCATES because everyone is an advocate for one thing or another, whether you realize it or not.
We'll be talking about politics and the popular culture every week and we'll be interviewing some of the most accomplished and fascinating people you can image -- leading professionals in many fields and people who hold a wide variety of views. You'll learn about interesting people, how they got where they are today, how they view the world around them and why they hold the views that they hold now.
Keep following us right here on the Dan Cirucci Blog for updates on The ADVOCATES and watch for our ADVOCATES Facebook page also coming soon.
This is a whole new chapter for us. Don't miss it!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Yeah, Joizee Ranks Almost Dead Last!


Source: WalletHub



New Jersey is now the next-to-worst place in America to retire. Yes, Jersey ranked 49th -- almost dead last.

For retirees, only Kentucky ranks worse.

Best place to retire is still FLORIDA.

Pennsylvania ranks #14. Delaware is right smack in the middle at #25.

Move the cursor over the map above to find out where each state ranks.

The list was just released by WalletHub based on 41 key indicators of retirement-friendliness including affordability, health-related factors and overall quality of life.

Click here for more.

He Said We'd Need A Magic Wand -- HaHaHa!


Today, it was announced that the unemployment numbers have plummeted to a 45 year low!

'Fake,' You Say? Yes -- As Fake As Fake Can Be!


1. The New York Times’ Paul Krugman claimed on the day of President Trump’s historic, landslide victory that the economy would never recover.

2. ABC News’ Brian Ross CHOKES and sends markets in a downward spiral with false report.

3. CNN FALSELY reported that candidate Donald Trump and his son Donald J. Trump, Jr. had access to hacked documents from WikiLeaks.

4. TIME FALSELY reported that President Trump removed a bust of Martin Luther King, Jr. from the Oval Office.

5. Washington Post FALSELY reported the President’s massive sold-out rally in Pensacola, Florida was empty. Dishonest reporter showed picture of empty arena HOURS before crowd started pouring in.

6. CNN FALSELY edited a video to make it appear President Trump defiantly overfed fish during a visit with the Japanese prime minister. Japanese prime minister actually led the way with the feeding.

7. CNN FALSELY reported about Anthony Scaramucci’s meeting with a Russian, but retracted it due to a “significant breakdown in process.”

8. Newsweek FALSELY reported that Polish First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda did not shake President Trump’s hand.

9. CNN FALSELY reported that former FBI Director James Comey would dispute President Trump’s claim that he was told he is not under investigation.

10. The New York Times FALSELY claimed on the front page that the Trump administration had hidden a climate report.

Yeah, He's Gonna Accept Every Penny Of It

Here's a very special message for every New Jerseyan:
I wanted to make sure you saw this shocking story from Politico: Murphy to accept $175K salary as New Jersey governor.

NJGOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt made a great point when he said the following: "He’s probably figured out he’s going to need it to pay the taxes associated with his own agenda,” Doug Steinhardt, chairman of the state Republican Party, said after hearing the news. “I would hope that he would appreciate there are government services for women, children, seniors that could use it far more than he could.”

Phil Murphy is a Wall Street MILLIONAIRE who spend over $20 million on his own campaign to become Governor. He's certainly entitled to be compensated for his work, but both President Trump and former Governor Corzine took only $1 for their public service.

The worst part, not only is he taking a taxpayer salary, but he has MAJOR plans to raise taxes on New Jersey!

We need help fighting back, PLEASE CLICK HERE AND CHIP IN TO GIVE US THE TOOLS TO HOLD PHIL MURPHY ACCOUNTABLE!

Thank you,
Theresa Winegar
Executive Director, New Jersey Republican State Committee

Editor's note: President Donald Trump donates every penny of his annual salary to charity.

Sixty Years Of Giving Hope To All . . .

At a news conference this morning, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. launched the 2018 Catholic Charities Appeal (CCA), the single largest fundraising initiative in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The theme for this year’s Appeal is “60 Years of Giving Hope to All” and the fundraising goal is $12.5 million.

The announcement took place at Saint Katherine Day School in Wynnewood (Montgomery County), one of four Archdiocesan Schools of Special Education. All four schools receive funding from CCA.

CCA beneficiaries are grouped into five areas of ministry: Education; Social Services; Evangelization, Parish and Spiritual Life; Clergy; and Local Mission Activities. These beneficiaries provide services and support to some of the most in need, at risk, and vulnerable segments of the population in the Philadelphia metropolitan area who come from all walks of life and various faith traditions.

Archbishop Chaput said, “For 60 years, generous people like you have responded to Christ’s call to help those in need by donating over $290 million dollars. For 60 years, you have enabled us to feed the hungry, give shelter to the homeless, and comfort the afflicted. By supporting the Catholic Charities Appeal, you are helping students with special needs receive the Catholic Education they deserve, you are helping desperate families get back on their feet, and helping to bring joy to the lives of the aged and lonely. Many things have changed since 1958, when the Archdiocese of Philadelphia launched the Catholic Charities Appeal, but some things remain the same – 60 years later poverty, hunger, and homelessness still remain serious challenges in our community.”

In 2017, CCA helped to ensure the vitality of countless organizations and ministries throughout the five-county Archdiocese. The Appeal, along with funding drives for select beneficiaries and a generous bequest, met its $12.5 million goal last year.

Note: To donate or to obtain more information about the Catholic Charities Appeal, please visit https://www.catholiccharitiesappeal.org.

Insulting -- And Not Just To Performance Artists . .


After his sanctimonious meltdown yesterday, Senator Cory Booker can only be viewed as an aspiring fringe performance artist -- and not a very good one.
Perhaps this is what New Jersey's junior senator always secretly wanted to be -- a sort of sensationalist/performer. Of course, the entire event was designed to gain maximum attention and maximum media exposure. There's no question about that.
But it was sad nonetheless (and painful!) to watch. 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Yes, They'll March, But Will The Media Cover It?

Thousands of faithful from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will travel to Washington D.C. to participate in the 2018 March for Life, which is taking place on Friday, January 19th.

This year marks the 45th anniversary of the March and the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions legalizing abortion nationwide.
The March for Life activities will begin with a Solemn Opening Mass at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The principal celebrant and homilist will be Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, and Chairman of the United States Conference for Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities.
Thursday, January 18, 2018
5:30 p.m.
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
400 Michigan Avenue Northeast
 Washington, DC 20017

Following the Opening Mass, the Vigil continues in the Basilica’s Crypt Church with the National Rosary for Life at 8:00 p.m., followed by Night Prayer at 9:00 p.m. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in the Basilica’s Confessional Chapel (Our Lady of Hostyn).

On Friday morning, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will be the principal celebrant at a special Mass for the delegation from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Diocese of Rochester, and Diocese of Toledo. Students from the Archdiocesan high schools, parish and regional elementary school, and staff from Archdiocesan ministries including Catholic Social Services will be in attendance.
  
Friday, January 19, 2018
10:00 a.m.
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
400 Michigan Avenue Northeast
 Washington, DC 20017
 
The 2018 March for Life Rally will take place at 12:00 p.m. on the grounds of the National Mall, in between Madison Drive and Jefferson Drive. Following the Rally, the March will begin on Constitution Avenue between 12th and 14th Streets at approximately 1:00 p.m.

Pope Francis, has granted a Plenary Indulgence to those who participate in the events surrounding the March for Life in the Diocese of Arlington and the Archdiocese of Washington. Conditions for obtaining the indulgence include: The Sacrament of Reconciliation, the reception of Holy Communion, and prayer for the intention of the Holy Father. Those who would like to obtain the gift of Indulgence should be truly penitential and motivated by charity.

For more information on the March for Life or to view the 2018 March for Life route map, please visit http://marchforlife.org/march-life-2018/rally-march-info/.

What A Legendary Leader Can Teach Us . . .

What Bob Dole can teach us 
Former Senate Republican Leader Robert Dole will receive the Congressional Gold Medal today in a ceremony on Capitol Hill. President Donald J. Trump will speak about the importance of Dole’s legacy to conservatives and to Americans of all stripes.
A celebrated war hero, Dole holds the record for longest-serving Republican leader in the Senate. He is widely known for his bipartisan, levelheaded approach to hot-button issues such as Social Security.
As America reaches a crossroads on pivotal issues from immigration and security at our borders to opioids and crumbling infrastructure in our heartland, our leaders in Congress must look to Dole as a role model now more than ever.

53 percent strong 
“Women represent 53% of the electorate, but care about 100% of the issues,” read a large screen behind the Women of America discussion panels hosted by the White House yesterday.
Female leaders from across the U.S. government joined mothers, business owners, law-enforcement officials, and other women for three panels overseen by Director of Surrogate & Coalitions Outreach Kelly Sadler:
  • The first panel covered economics, with Ivanka Trump, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, and U.S. Small Business Administrator Linda McMahon touting the effects of tax and regulatory reform on American businesses—more than a third of which are headed by women. 
  • The next panel discussed health care. White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway opened by addressing the “crisis next door” of opioid addiction. Seema Verma, director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, talked through her goal of empowering patients. 
  • The final group talked national security and public safety, joined by Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand, and Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence Sue Gordon. Gordon shared how the intelligence community has grown from a primarily male-dominated field to one achieving relative gender parity. 

A partner to help deter North Korea 
President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan met with President Trump in a bilateral meeting at the White House yesterday. As an elected member of the United Nations Security Council for the remainder of 2018, Kazakhstan has become an even more crucial strategic partner.
Beginning with the voluntary renunciation of its nuclear arsenal in 1992,Kazakhstan has proven itself to be a global leader on non-proliferation issues. Its relationship with America runs deep: The United States was the first country to recognize Kazakhstani independence on Christmas Day 1991.
“Together, we are determined to prevent the North Korean regime from threatening the world with nuclear devastation,” President Trump said.

PHOTO OF THE DAY


President Donald J. Trump and President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan during a working lunch  | January 16, 2018 (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

POTUS TODAY



Today, President Trump will attend a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony honoring former Senator Bob Dole at the U.S. Capitol. 

This morning, Vice President Pence will host a breakfast meeting with President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan. In the afternoon, the Vice President will join President Trump in attending the Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony.