Friday, October 22, 2021

Biden Charts HUGE Negative Approval Rating!

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 42% of likely voters approve of President Biden’s job performance. Fifty-seven percent (57%) disapprove.

The latest figures include 21% who strongly approve of the job Biden is doing and 49% who strongly disapprove. This gives him a presidential approval index rating of -28. (see trends). Obviously, there are not good figures and they've been trending downward. 

It's Starting RIGHT NOW; Are YOU Ready?


STILL Don't Believe He's Losing It? Wake Up!

The Senate's Master One-Liner Strikes Again!


Italian American Heritage Month: Joe Mantegna

Joe Mantegna

Chicago native Joe Mantegna has a strong background in both theater and film. After making his Broadway debut in Stephen Schwartz's musical of Studs Terkel's Working, Joe was awarded the Tony and Joseph Jefferson Award for his acclaimed performance as cynical real-estate agent Richard Roma in David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Glengarry Glen Ross

Mantegna was born  to Italian American parents Mary Ann (Novelli), a shipping clerk from Acquaviva delle FontiApuliaItaly, who died in 2017 at the age of 101, and Joseph Henry Mantegna, an insurance salesman  from CalascibettaSicily, who died in 1971.

Always the baseball fan, Joe conceived and co-wrote the Off-Broadway play Bleacher Bums, inspired by countless afternoons watching the Chicago Cubs play in Wrigley Field. Once the Chicago PBS affiliate picked it up for production, the play both earned Joe an Emmy Award.

Joe made his feature film debut in 1985 as the womanizing dentist in Frank Perry's Compromising Positions. He also starred in the critically acclaimed David Mamet films House of Games (now a cult classic) and Things Change, for which he and co-star Don Ameche both received the coveted Best Actor Award at the Venice Film Festival. In 1991, Joe starred in the highly praised police thriller, Homicide

Joe has also starred in Woody Allen's Alice and Celebrity, Barry Levinson's Liberty Heightsand Bugsy, Steven Zaillian's Searching for Bobby Fischer and Billy Crystal's Forget Paris

He enjoys appearing regularly as the voice of Fat Tony on The SimpsonsDuring his career Joe has portrayed several real people, such as George Raft in Bugsy, Fidel Castro in My Little Assassin, and most notably, as Dean Martin in The Rat PackHe also starred as Justice Joseph Novelli in the CBS series First Monday.The series co-starred James Garner and Charles Durning.

 Joe’s run as David Rossi in Criminal Minds ended Feb of 2020 with the 15th and final season of the hit show. He continues hosting and producing duties on Midway USA’s,  “Gun Stories” for the Outdoor Channel as well as Co-hosting the National Memorial Day Concert. 

She Says It Better Than We Ever Could!


The Timeless Secrets Behind Profound Rhetoric

Biden's public speaking is a mess. He mumbles, grumbles, meanders. He throws in irrelevant asides and senseless anecdotes. He loses his place, loses his way, loses his train of thought. He hasn't said anything profound in . . . well, maybe never! The one time he tried, he plagiarized someone else's remarks.
Great speakers need to be able to utter great lines -- memorable words and phrases.
Patrick Henry (above) said: "Give me liberty or give me death." 
Franklin said: "A republic, if you can keep it."
Lincoln said: "Of the people,  by the people, for the people." 
FDR said: "The only thing we have to fear." 
Churchill said: "Blood, sweat, toil and tears." 
JFK said: "Ask not what your country can do for you . . . " 
MLK said: "I have a dream." 
Reagan said: "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" 
These words are enshrined. They are seared into our consciousness. They are part of history.
But can you tell us one profound thing that Barack Obama said? Huh? 
He was billed as a great orator but if you listen -- really listen -- he hasn't said very much that's artful or memorable or worthy of the ages. 
As Gertrude Stein once said: "There's no there, there, when you get there."
And that's a shame, because Barack Obama certainly had his opportunities. Still, virtually nothing worth treasuring is remembered from his two inaugural addresses or his annual State of the Union speeches or his many, many other moments of speechifying.
And pretty much the same could be said of Bill Clinton whose most famous line was, sadly: "I did not have sex with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky."
And Nixon? Well, he's to be remembered for "I am not a crook." 
Truly, a well-turned phrase can make all the difference. It was President Gerald Ford who, in the wake of Watergate, reassured us that "our long national nightmare is over." And then, with customary humility (and a refreshing bit of humor) the accidental president confessed: "I'm a Ford, not a Lincoln." Clever, that.
And let's not forget Lyndon Johnson who, in the aftermath of JFK's assassination echoed Kennedy's "let us begin" line with this: "Today in this moment of new resolve, I would say to all my fellow Americans, Let Us Continue. This is our challenge–not to hesitate, not to pause, not to turn about and linger over this evil moment but to continue on our course so that we may fulfill the destiny that history has set for us." These are words that were not only right for the moment but that have clearly stood the test of time as well.
To be fair, even George W. Bush gave us great, reassuring words in an ominous moment when, after September 11, he declared: "Whether we bring our enemies to justice or bring justice to our enemies, justice will be done." No one who heard Bush utter those words should have had any doubt that we would soon be at war with those who brought such horror upon our land.
Where do these words come from? How are the right words found for the right time, the right occasion, the right moment? Indeed, they often emerge from the crucible of crisis. But they also reflect the hope or the tough love or the straightforward, unvarnished resolution of visionary leaders. And the words must be carefully strung together by diligent speechwriters -- craftspersons in the magic of artful articulation.
Good speechwriters know that every great speech has three vital components: a solid theme; a clear purpose and a sound structure.
The theme is the overarching idea of the speech. The theme must be so clear and simple that you ought to be able to express it in one sentence. The theme of FDR's first inaugural address? Very simply, it was: "We're in a helluva mess but we're gonna pull through this together, fearlessly and with unquestioned resolve." That's precisely what people needed to hear. It's what they were thirsting for.
The purpose of the speech boils down to what you want the audience to think, feel or do once they've heard the speech. In other words, why are you giving this speech? What do you hope to accomplish?
The purpose of FDR's first inaugural address was to reassure and rally the nation and the Congress to his cause -- to pull everyone together for the struggle ahead. 
The structure must be clear to the audience. It's their roadmap. That means a speech must have a definite beginning, middle and end. In the beginning,  you forge a vital, human link with your audience. In the middle, you deliver your core message, usually with two or three simple points. In the end, you conclude and call the audience to action.
It all sounds very simple, but it's not. It's tough, hard, often grueling work. And an undisciplined speaker can make it much, much harder.
Both Obama and Clinton tinkered with their speeches too much. Clinton kept changing lines right up until the very moment of delivery. Obama always thought he knew better and was often less punchy and more hesitant in delivery than many thought. Quite simply, he was over-confident. Ford and LBJ were legislative wizards who were accustomed to operating in the backchannels of government. They had to learn to be public speakers -- and it showed.
JFK, FDR and Reagan were the greatest presidential public speakers of the modern era. They were master wordsmiths themselves; they loved language; they were natural performers; they had finely-tuned ears; they understood modern media and they were steadfastly disciplined. Consequently, they triumphed.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

More Evidence: Biden Has Completely Lost It!


NOW Do You Understand It All?


ALERT: New Poll Shows Jack Closing Gap

A new New Jersey gubernatorial poll just out shows Jack Ciattarelli literally breathing down Phil Murphy's neck. Jack has closed the gap and has turned what once was an apparent Murphy triumph into a six-point race that is now thisclose to the poll's four point margin of error. This is all quite startling and we must point out that the poll is already three days old (conducted through 10/18). So, if Jack's been gaining day-by-day these numbers could now be even closer and there's enough time to close this gap (if there really is one) and move ahead.

Here are the Emerson College/PIX 11 poll highlights: 

  • Among those very likely to vote,  Jack leads Murphy 48 percent to 45 percent. This is the all important enthusiasm factor. Jack's voters appear to be more motivated.
  • Among the critical independent voters, Jack romps 56 percent to 32 percent.
  • Murphy's numbers have not been improving and he can't seem to break 50 percent. He has little or no wiggle room as Jack advances.
  • Voters overwhelmingly identify taxes and jobs (67 percent) as the most important issues in the race. This is not good news for Murphy.
  • Jack's favorables are now as good as Murphy's and Jack has become much better known to voters. In fact, only four percent of voters say they haven't heard of Jack at this point.
  • Among those voters still undecided, Jack is now leading by 60 percent to 40 percent. When those voters are allocated as they now lean, this becomes a four-point race, within the margin of error!
  • Murphy still holds an advantage on the COVID issue but jack  has cut that down to four points when voters are asked who could best handle that issue.
  • 51 percent of voters gave Murphy a grade of only C or lower on his handling of hurricane Ida. Not good!
  • Bottom line: This is CLEARLY a winnable race. Jack is within striking distance. Avanti!

Unfortunately, It Seems An Apt Simile . . .


World Gone Mad? Well, YOU Decide!

Unfortunately, THIS Is All Too Common!


Italian American Heritage Month: Maria Bartiromo

Maria Bartiromo

She's unquestionably one of the most successful and most recognizable TV personalities -- a journalist, broadcaster and hugely admired fixture in millions of American homes. She's Maria Bartiromo.

Maria Bartiromo was born to Italian-American parents Vincent and Josephine Bartiromo, and was raised in the Dyker Heights area of Brooklyn in New York City. Her father was the owner of the Rex Manor restaurant in Brooklyn and her mother served as the hostess seating guests. Her mother also worked as a clerk at an off-track betting parlor. She says her parents taught her the value of hard work and the power of free enterprise early on. Her mother’s family was from AgrigentoSicily, and arrived in the U.S. in 1898.Her grandfather, Carmine Bartiromo, arrived in New York from Nocera in Campania in 1933 and served in the U.S. armed forces.

Maria Bartiromo joined FOX Business Network (FBN) as Global Markets Editor in January 2014. She is the anchor of Mornings with Maria on FBN (6-9 AM/ET), which is the number one pre-market business news program in cable, and anchors Sunday Morning Futures (10 AM/ET) on FOX News Channel (FNC), which routinely ranks as the highest rated show on Sundays in cable news. In April 2017, Bartiromo was also named the anchor for FBN’s weekly primetime investing program Maria Bartiromo’s Wall Street (Fridays at 8 PM/ET).

Bartiromo has covered business and the economy for more than 25 years and was one of the building blocks of business cable network CNBC. During her 20-year tenure as the face of CNBC, she launched the network’s morning program, Squawk Box; anchored The Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo; and was the anchor and managing editor of the nationally syndicated On the Money with Maria Bartiromo, formerly The Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo.

Bartiromo has been a pioneer in financial news television. In 1995, she became the first journalist to report live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on a daily basis. She joined CNBC in 1993 after five years as a producer, writer and assignment editor with CNN Business News, where she wrote and produced some of CNN's top business programs.

She has received numerous prestigious awards, including two Emmys and a Gracie Award. Her first Emmy was for her 2008 News and Documentary coverage of the 2007-2008 financial collapse and her "Bailout Talks Collapse" coverage was broadcast on NBC Nightly News. She later won a second Emmy for her 2009 documentary, "Inside the Mind of Google," which aired globally on CNBC. Bartiromo won a Gracie Award for "Greenspan: Power, Money & the American Dream," also broadcast globally on CNBC.

In 2009, the Financial Times named her one of the "50 Faces That Shaped the Decade," and she was the first female journalist to be inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame Class of 2011. In 2016 she was inducted by the Library of American Broadcasting as one of its Giants of Broadcasting & Electronic Arts. Bartiromo is the author of several books, including The Weekend That Changed Wall Street, published by Portfolio / Penguin, and The 10 Laws of Enduring Success, published by Random House; both were released in 2010.

Bartiromo is a member of the Board of Trustees of New York University, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Board of Directors of The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF).

Part of a month long series spotlighting a different accomplished Italian American every day during Italian American Heritage Month.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Murphy's Reckless Policy Sacrificed 8,000!

Phil Murphy sentenced 8,000 seniors and veterans to death. But why? Phil Murphy was warned. He knew forcing COVID-19 patients into veteran and nursing homes would result in countless preventable deaths - and yet, he did it anyway. Now, Biden's own administration is investigating Phil Murphy's disastrous policies.

Just Another Sorry Day In Bidenville . . .


Biden Shouts, Acts Demented, Scares Crowd!


Good Advice, On So Many Levels!


Aaron Rodgers Video: NO Apologies To PC Police!

Heed This Tip Now OR Deeply Regret It Later!


Italian-American Heritage Month: Ettore Boiardi

Ettore Boiardi

Many people actually thought he was French. And his product has been scoffed and even derided by more than a few Italian Americans. But Ettore Boiardi was a visionary who introduced quickly-prepared Italian style food to millions who might not otherwise have known about it or tasted it. 

Yes, Chef Boyardee, the man behind the nation’s leading brand of spaghetti dinners, pizza mix, sauce and pasta, was really Ettore Boiardi, an Italian immigrant from Emilia Romagna. Boiardi was born in Piacenza, Italy in 1897, to Giuseppe and Maria Boiardi. On May 9, 1914, at the age of 16, he arrived at Ellis Island. Boiardi followed his brother, Lorenzo, to the kitchen of the Plaza Hotel in New York City, working his way up to head chef. While working at the Greenbrier Hotel in Greenbrier West Virginia, he directed the catering for the reception of President Woodrow Wilson’s second wedding. 

His entrepreneurial skill became polished and well known when he opened his first restaurant, Il Giardino d’Italia, whose name translated as “The Garden of Italy”, at East 9th Street and Woodland Avenue in Cleveland in 1926. The patrons of Il Giardino d’Italia frequently asked for samples and recipes of his spaghetti sauce, so he filled cleaned milk bottles for them.

Boiardi began to use a factory in 1928 to keep up with orders, setting his sights on selling his product nationally. Touting the low cost of spaghetti products as a good choice to serve to the entire family, Boiardi introduced his product to the public in 1929. In the 1930s, he began selling his pasta and sauce in cans. In 1938, production was moved to Milton, Pennsylvania, where they could grow enough tomatoes and mushrooms. Proud of his Italian heritage, Boiardi sold his products under the brand name “Chef Boy-Ar-Dee”, so that his American customers could pronounce his name properly. During World War II, the company was the largest supplier of rations for the U.S. and Allied Forces.

Boiardi appeared in many print advertisements and television commercials for his brand in the 1940s through the 1960s. His last appearance in a television commercial promoting the brand aired in 1979. Boiardi continued developing new Italian food products for the American market until his death in 1985, at which time the Chef Boyardee line was grossing $500 million per year for International Home Foods. Today, as part of Conagra Foods, it continues to be a hugely successful brand and Boiardi's products are a staple in many American kitchens. 

Part of a month long series spotlighting a different accomplished Italian American every day during Italian American Heritage Month.