Saturday, October 19, 2019

They Preach 'Tolerance' But They Don't Practice It!


Tell Comcast: Act NOW To Save Favorite Channel!


Comcast/Xfinity is trying to pull a sly one on its loyal customers.
The media giant now wants you to pay nearly $120 more per year for Turner Classic Movies (TCM) which was heretofore included in your package. 
Use this handy link to contact Comcast and tell their representative you want TCM back and you will NOT pay the uncharge. This is quick and easy and mandates a response from Comcast.
Don't let Comcast get away with this!
Demand TCM now!

Friday, October 18, 2019

WOW! This Battle Is NOW Underway . . .

A Absolutely Astounding Display Of Support!



The election year hasn't even begun yet and President Trump is already filling up larger and larger arenas -- homes of major league sports clubs in America's biggest cities.
No rock acts, no big stars, no high tech or dazzling sets of strobe lights or laser spectacles -- just Trump. And he keeps attracting SRO crowds with thousands and thousands more waiting outside.
People camp out days in advance and stand in line forever to get into one of these events.
Look at last night's crowd in Dallas! It's YOOGE!
When was the last time America saw anything like this?



A Spiritual Journey Worth Taking . . . .

Faithful from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are invited to join Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. for a Pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.

Saturday, October 19, 2019
11:00 a.m.
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
400 Michigan Avenue, Northeast
Washington, D.C. 20017

The day will begin with a Penance service and recitation of the Holy Rosary followed by a Procession and Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Archbishop Chaput will be the celebrant and homilist for Solemn Mass at 3:00 p.m.

The Archdiocesan Pastoral Center is sponsoring bus transportation to the National Shrine. Bus fare is available for $25 per person. Buses will depart from the Pastoral Center located at 222 North 17th Street, Philadelphia at 7:00 a.m. Participants are asked to bring their own lunch and to anticipate a dinner stop on the return trip to Philadelphia.

To purchase bus tickets online or to print a mail-in registration form, please visit http://cathedralphila.org/sicpilgrimage/. Registration is due October 11, 2019.

Note: For additional information, please visit http://cathedralphila.org/sicpilgrimage/ or call the Cathedral Parish Office at 215-561-1313.

'Standing Strong In Defense Of Religious Freedom!'

Following is a special message from the Cardinal Newman Society:

Earlier this week, a reception was hosted in honor of The Cardinal Newman Society—and the canonization of Saint John Henry Newman—at the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See in Rome! 
From L to R: Major General Patrick Brady, Ambassador Callista and Newt Gingrich, and Newman Society President Patrick Reilly.
“Tonight we're gathered to honor the Cardinal Newman Society,” said U.S. Ambassador Callista Gingrich. “Named in honor of Saint John Henry Newman, the Cardinal Newman Society supports education that is true to the teaching and tradition of the Catholic Church.”

Dignitaries present at the event included ambassadors to the Holy See from England, Honduras, and South Korea; Joan Lewis, EWTN Rome Correspondent; and Kent Hill, co-founder of the Religious Freedom Institute.

Ambassador Gingrich recognized Major General Patrick Brady, one of America’s most decorated living veterans, who was present at the event. She thanked him for his service and said that it “speaks well of the Cardinal Newman Society to have someone like General Brady as a member.”

In her remarks, Ambassador Gingrich reflected on how St. John Henry Newman was a devoted teacher and “lifelong advocate for education, reason, and the discovery of truth.” Newman’s legacy is “preserved through organizations like the Cardinal Newman Society, which work diligently to promote Saint Newman’s vision for Catholic schools and colleges,” she continued.

We are so grateful for Ambassador Gingrich’s kind words and for welcoming our pilgrimage group into her home! You can read her full address here.

Newman Society President Patrick Reilly also offered remarks at this special event, saying that the pilgrimage group was “thrilled” to be in Rome celebrating the canonization of St. Newman, who “championed faithful Catholic education and had a wonderful relationship with American Catholics during his lifetime.”

“Ambassador Gingrich, as you know, Catholic education is important to America,” Reilly continued. “But Catholic education today faces increasing attacks on the freedom of Catholic educators to teach and witness to the Catholic faith.”

“I hope therefore that you will convey to President Trump and his Administration our gratitude for standing strong in defense of religious freedom,” Reilly said.

“We applaud President Trump’s recent address to the United Nations, as well as Attorney General William Barr’s address last Friday, defending religious freedom. We also applaud the Administration’s strong stand before the U.S. Supreme Court against forcing the redefinition of human sexuality, even to the point of violating the religious freedom of authentic Catholic education.”

You can read more about this wonderful honor for The Cardinal Newman Society here. Thank you for your support of our work! 

Thursday, October 17, 2019

On Jobs, NJ Lags, Especially In Prof/Bus Sector

Following is a special message from Regina Egea, President of the Garden State Initiative:
As part of our commitment to independent research, on a monthly basis we take a deep-dive on the monthly jobs report which was issued today by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

This month’s jobs report was a mixed bag for the state’s economy. The strong increase in the size of the state’s workforce was a positive development, however a decline in the workforce participation rate and stagnant job growth while the U.S. continues to grow, shows an economy that lacks vibrancy. Of particular note, was the significant job losses in the Professional and Business Sector. That will bear monitoring in the months ahead.

Some key findings from this month's report, which covers September's data, are:
  • State net loss of 200 jobs, private sector gained 900 jobs, public sector sheds 1,100
  • Unemployment Rate decreases .01% to 3.2%
  • Labor Force Participation Rate declines by .03% to 63.4, just ahead of US rate of 63.2%
  • Workforce grows by 19,000 but remains smaller than average labor force in 2008
I invite you to read our full analysis, which is available online here. Please share this email with anyone you feel may be interested in GSI's work.

For the latest updates, please be sure to visit our website at gardenstateinitiative.org, liking our Facebook page @GardenStateInitiativeand follow us on Twitter @GSI_NewJersey.

For more information on how you can support our efforts, please feel free to contact me at regea@gardenstateinitiative.org or (908) 400-9688.

IF There Is A Problem, Who's Responsible For it?


Let's Address, Head On, What's Broken In Our State!

The following statement is issued by Jack Ciattarelli, former State Assemblyman and 2017 Republican Gubernatorial Candidate.

At Rowan University, Governor Phil Murphy recently discussed his economic plan for New Jersey.

The discussion was marked by the usual egregious omissions and embarrassing statements (e.g., "If you’re a one issue voter and tax rate is your issue, either a family or a business, if that’s the only basis upon which you’re going to make a decision, we’re probably not your state” [1] ).

Two years on the job, the Governor refuses to address head-on what’s broken in New Jersey – our worst in the nation property taxes, public employees’ pension system and business climate. All three mean an underperforming economy and higher taxes.

The Governor can play the “stronger and fairer” card all he wants. Fact is, with every passing week, citizens are waking up to the reality that all his progressive policy positions aren’t going to fix New Jersey. On the contrary, he’s worsening matters by making new fiscal promises when we can’t afford the old ones.

We need a fair state school funding formula to address property taxes. We need to overhaul public employees’ benefits to reduce our exorbitant unfunded liabilities. We need to reform our tax code to improve our business climate and encourage job growth. We also need to stop over-development from all the misplaced high-density affordable housing. Then, and only then, will New Jersey be stronger and fairer, for everyone.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Well, If You Act Like You Have Something To Hide . . .

The Blues, Italy And The Guy At The Center Of It All!

The reigning NHL champion St. Louis Blues had one final celebration of their incredible 2019 season yesterday, when they brought the Stanley Cup to the White House at the invitation of President Donald J. Trump.

“These are great champions behind me,” the President said from the Rose Garden.

The Blues have an all-American comeback story. Midway through the season, they were ranked dead last in the NHL. In January, after another devastating loss, the team gathered at a bar in Philadelphia to watch an NFL playoff game. While they were there, the DJ put on the 1982 hit “Gloria.”   

After a round of singing and dancing, the team decided to adopt the song for the remainder of the season, playing it after each win. The next day, the Blues shut out the Philadelphia Flyers. Five months later, they would play it as Stanley Cup champions.

More on the St. Louis Blues’ visit to the White House.

Why Italy matters for the American people 


America’s partnership with Italy has proven vital for our national security. As President Trump encourages more of our allies to step up and share the defense burden with the United States, Italy has been among the top contributors of troops to the NATO alliance. Their country also currently hosts about 30,000 U.S. service members.

Building on this strong bond, President Trump hosted Italian President Sergio Mattarella at the White House today, where the two leaders held a joint press conference. President Trump also took questions on America’s role in the Middle East.

  President Trump on SyriaI want to bring our soldiers home.

In just one example of Italy’s crucial role on the world stage, leaders in Rome have been in lockstep with the United States on the pressing issue of cybersecurity. They have guarded against efforts by untrusted network providers—mainly from China—to take a foothold, which could harm digital trade and freedom for people the world over.   

Italian Americans have also been one of the most vibrant immigrant communities throughout our nation’s history. Their contributions date back centuries. In celebration of these enduring ties, President Trump and the First Lady are hosting a reception tonight in the East Room with both Italy’s leader and members of the Italian-American community.  

Watch: “A shared cultural and political heritage dating back . . . to Ancient Rome.”

Photo of the Day

Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian 
President Donald J. Trump stands with Italian President Sergio Mattarella along the West Wing Colonnade | October 16, 2019  

Here's What We're Hoping For This Halloween!

Do You Know Someone Who Needs Hope, Healing?

Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CSS) along with The Office for Life and Family’s Walking Together Philly ministry will hold a “Hope and Healing” interfaith prayer service asking for the intercession of God’s blessing of physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional healing for ourselves and loved ones.

Reverend Christopher M. Walsh, pastor of Saint Raymond of Peñafort (Philadelphia) will lead the prayer service. All are welcome to attend.

 
Thursday, October 24, 2019
5:00 p.m.
The Chapel of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
18th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Immediately following the prayer service, all are invited to visit a pop-up kiosk adjacent to the Chapel in the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center parking lot. It will feature resources and educational material, an intercessory prayer box, prayer teams, and more.

A reception will also be held on the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center’s 13th floor. It will provide an opportunity for members of the community to enjoy an evening of fellowship and light refreshments.

Note: Catholic Social Services (CSS) of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia offers community-based and residential programs and services to support men, women and children in need as an expression of the charitable works of our local Church throughout the Greater Philadelphia area. To learn more about CSS programs that serve a wide variety of human needs, please visit https://cssphiladelphia.org/

Through the Office for Life and Family, Walking Together Philly, a part of Project Rachel, is a network of services in the Greater Philadelphia area that provides support to men and women impacted by abortion. This pro-life ministry offers counseling and support groups so individuals do not have to carry their burden alone. A toll-free line is available to those in need of spiritual healing at 1-844-772-2435. For more information, please visit https://walkingtogetherphilly.org/.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Hooray For St. Louis Blues And Kid Champs, Too!

The winners of the 2019 Little League World Series and Softball Little League World Series capped off great seasons with a memorable visit to the White House on Friday.

While in the Oval Office, players from Louisiana’s Eastbank All-Stars and North Carolina’s Rowan Little League softball team got the opportunity of a lifetime: a chance to meet and take pictures with the President of the United States.  

“This is just a celebration trip, a culmination of a long hard summer and winning the World Series championship,” Rowan coach Steve Yang told the Salisbury Post. He said “the players were awe-struck” as President Donald J. Trump made them feel right at home.

One more surprise was in store for the Eastbank All-Stars: As it so happened, President Trump was heading to their home state of Louisiana later that day. So he asked the parents if their kids could fly back in style—aboard Air Force One. The invitation was accepted, giving the Little League World Series champions a season they won’t forget.

The “trip of a lifetime” for the Eastbank All-Stars!

More: Rowan Little League softball team visits White House

President Trump scores huge ‘phase 1’ deal with China 


On Friday, President Trump delivered a major announcement on progress regarding trade negotiations with China—one that spells out big wins ahead for American workers and for our terrific farming community.

 President Trump: America and China come to a substantial “phase one deal.”

After meeting with China’s Vice Premier at the White House, President Trump announced that terms have been reached in principle over some of the most important issues facing American businesses. Those topics included protection of U.S. intellectual property and the opening of Chinese markets to our financial services products.

But perhaps the biggest win was securing the purchase of American agricultural goods to the tune of $40-50 billion.

“I’m very excited for the farmer because there’s never been a deal of this magnitude for the American farmer,” President Trump said. The China deal will be “the largest order in the history of agriculture, by far—by two and a half times.”

President Trump correctly understands what past American leaders did not: When it comes to trade with China, the United States has a stronger hand. Previous administrations stood down in the face of confrontation with Beijing, putting media and global popularity points above the interests of American workers. Real negotiation takes time, but Americans know that President Trump won’t back down until he gets results.

“It took us a long time to get here, but it’s something that’s going to be great for China and great for the USA.”

🎬 President Trump: Tremendous news for our farmers!

Photo of the Day

Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead 
President Trump greets the 2019 Stanley Cup Champions, the St. Louis Blues, in the Oval Office | October 15, 2019

Here Are Three Absolute MUST Reads Right Now!

What Are the Democrats Hiding About Impeachment Inquiry?


“America’s top two Trump-hating newspapers, The New York Times and The Washington Post, have now both called on Speaker Nancy Pelosi to hold a vote of the full House of Representatives to make the ‘impeachment inquiry’ truly official — and to set rules like those for the inquiries targeting Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton, so that the minority party and the White House weren’t totally sidelined,” the New York Post editorial board writes.

“So far, though, Pelosi and her impeachment pointman, Rep. Adam Schiff, are moving the opposite way,” holding closed door hearings and even suggesting that the “whistleblower” whose account launched this entire probe may not need to testify at all.

Click here to read more.
“There is no doubt the 25-year-old [NAFTA] agreement is past its prime. It is increasingly hurting Alaskan businesses with lax enforcement of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing; failure to police fishing subsidies; and outdated intellectual property and digital trade rules,” Gov. Mike Dunleavy (R-AK) writes for Fox News. “Unfortunately, [USMCA’s] commonsense measures are being blocked by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.”
“Udacity, the online education company founded by Sebastian Thrun, is launching a new scholarship initiative as part of the Pledge to America’s Workers job training initiative undertaken by the administration of President Donald Trump,” Jonathan Shieber reports for TechCrunch. “Udacity is committing to giving away free introductory technology training classes to 20,000 applicants every year.”

Your Chance To Advance The Cause Of Democracy!

Monday, October 14, 2019

WOW! Advance Look At New TV Sensation; Chilling!



Adam Schiff as Shifty Schiff Adams 
Joe Biden as Creepy Joe Adams 
Cory Booker as Spartacus Adams 
Hillary Clinton as Killary Adams 
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as Evita Perón Adams 
Bernie Sanders as Crazy Bernie Adams 
Nancy Pelosi as High Tax High Crime Adams

You Deserve To Know The TRUTH About Columbus!

An excerpt from some of the best stuff we've read about the whole Columbus controversy from Jarrett Stepman at the Daily Signal:
But even as a man of an earlier age in which violence and cruelty were often the norm between different cultures and people, Columbus did not engage in the savage acts that have been pinned on him.
For much of the 19th and 20th centuries, most Americans were taught about Columbus’ discovery of the New World in school.
“In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue … ” went a popular poem about the Italian explorer who flew under the Spanish flag. At one time, Americans marveled at what seemed like an unbelievably courageous voyage across unknown waters with the limited tools and maps of the 15th century.
It is difficult in the 21st century to imagine what Columbus faced as he crossed the Atlantic in search of what he thought was a route to Asia. The hardship and danger was immense. If things went awry, there would be nothing to save his little flotilla besides hope, prayer, and a little courage.
Most people, even in the 1490s, knew that the Earth was round. However, Columbus made a nevertheless history-altering discovery.
The world was a much bigger place than most had imagined, and though Columbus never personally realized the scope of his discovery, he opened up a new world that would one day become a forefront of human civilization.
This is the man and the history that earlier generations of Americans came to respect and admire.
Click here to read the full article! 

Here's When Cherry Hill's Newest Wawa Will Open



There seems to be something lucky about the number seven.
And, far as we can tell, Cherry Hill's SEVENTH Wawa ( a super Wawa complete with gas pumps) is almost ready to debut.
But exactly WHEN will the new Wawa on Haddonfied Road (across from the growing Garden State Park shopping Goliath) actually open? When??
Well, we've got the answer for you: this Thursday, October 17.
And, as with any Wawa grand opening, there will be FREE COFFEE throughout opening day. Make sure you get there bright and early!
BTW: Things seem to have gone relatively smoothly with the run up to the new Wawa but all is not the same with the new Shake Shake, Trader Joe's, TJ Maxx and Home Goods complex going up across the street. Neighbors are steamed about a road that will connect these stores with the rest of the Garden State Park shopping center and dump traffic into a nearby residential street. They've also raised  concerns  about parking lot lights and signage. The neighbors recently crowded a Cherry Hill Planning Board meeting where they raised hell and threatened further action if something isn't done  to address their concerns about.
Stay tuned . . . this one seems bound to get quite dicey!

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Seven Stories You Don't WantTo Miss Right Now!

Ukraine Smoke and Mirrors
-The Wall Street Journal
“Democrats and the media for three years used a fog of facts and speculation to lull America into forgetting there was never a shred of evidence of Trump-Russia collusion. They flooded the zone with another flurry of scattershot claims in their campaign against Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Republicans might bear these tactics in mind as they confront the left’s new impeachment push,” Kimberly Strassel writes.

New this week: “Joe Biden worked with whistleblower when he was vice president, officials reveal”
Why Can’t Dems Treat Trump as Fairly as Republicans Did Bill Clinton?
-New York Post
“Pelosi’s Democrats are rushing to a final impeachment vote before Thanksgiving. They’re deposing witnesses behind closed doors and denying Republicans fair time to ask questions and the right to call their own witnesses,” the New York Post editorial board writes. “Instead, they’re leaking negative info and withholding favorable facts.”

Official response: Read the White House’s letter to House Democrat leaders.
Border Apprehensions Down for Fourth Consecutive Month
-Fox News
“Border officials apprehended just over 52,000 migrants at the southern border in September—another drop in numbers for the fourth consecutive month,” Adam Shaw reports. In recent months, President Trump has negotiated deals with Mexico and Central American countries to reduce the flow of illegal immigrants into the United States.

 Watch: This is what a real border wall looks like!
Vice President Pence: We Need the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement For Trade
-The Arizona Daily Star
“While the last administration saw America lose 200,000 manufacturing jobs, since President Trump’s election, we’ve seen more than half a million manufacturing jobs created all across America,” Vice President Mike Pence writes. Once passed, “USMCA will add more than $68 billion to our economy and create another 176,000 American jobs.”
Democrats are Wrong. Middle-Class Incomes Surging – Thanks to Trump Policies
-Fox News
“Middle-class incomes, after adjusting for inflation, have surged by $5,003 since Donald Trump became president in January 2017,” Steve Moore writes. “In the seven and a half years that Barack Obama was president, and not including the end of the recession, which Obama inherited, incomes inched up by $1,043 (June 2009 – January 2019).”
Melania Trump Breaks Ground on New Tennis Pavilion at White House
-CNN
“First lady Melania Trump announced on Tuesday afternoon that she had—ceremonial shovel in hand—marked the start of construction for a new White House tennis pavilion on the South Lawn,” Kate Bennett reports. “Thank you to all who will help in making this legacy piece possible for future first families,” the First Lady wrote on Twitter.

🎬 ICYMI: First Lady explores the outdoors with Wyoming students
President Trump Keeps Promise to Tame Bureaucracy that Runs Roughshod Over Americans
-Fox News
“When President Trump took office in 2017, he promised the American people that he would clean up Washington’s regulatory overreach. He pledged to make government accountable to the people. And he has made good on his promises by driving the largest deregulation effort since President Reagan took office over 30 years ago,” Acting White House Management and Budget Director Russ Vought writes.