Thursday, July 18, 2019

What SHOULD She Do Now? Well . . . . .



If you are fortunate enough to gain American citizenship -- especially after you've come from a war-torn nation -- you ought to be grateful, very grateful.
But if you are not grateful and on top of that you defame America and you undermine its military and security and you dismiss and even ridicule large groups of your fellow citizens and you encourage the violation of America's laws and defiance of its values and your urge opposition to  its cherished allies and you do all of this not just as a citizen who has taken and oath of allegiance but you do it loudly and publicly as a public official who has sworn to uphold and defend the law of the land and you feel absolutely no regret or remorse about it, then you really ought to be ashamed of yourself.
And, you shouldn't  be at all surprised when your fellow citizens start screaming "send her back!"
And, in fact, you should take stock of yourself and perhaps consider whether you really want to remain here or whether you'd like to go back where you came from, or somewhere else.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Well, It Certainly Bears Repeating Now!

"Every day, illegal aliens show up in court who are charged. Some are guilty and surely some are innocent. Some go to jail and some don’t. But they’re all illegal aliens. And whether they’re innocent or guilty of the crimes they were charged with in court, they’re still here illegally, and they should be sent out of the country." 
- President Bill Clinton, 1995.

'They Should Love Our Country . . .Or They Can Leave!'

At a Cabinet meeting yesterday morning, President Trump told Americans exactly what he expects from members of the United States Congress.

“They can go wherever they want or they can stay. But they should love our country,” the President said. “They shouldn’t hate our country.” 

 Watch: “It’s up to them,” says President Trump.

“I have clips right here,” he continued. “The most vile, horrible statements about our country, about Israel, about others . . . You have the same list that I do.”

Here are a few of those statements from a prominent group of far-left, freshmen Democratic Congresswomen: 
  • Among other anti-Semitic tropes, Rep. Ilhan Omar said that Jewish lawmakers in the United States “have allegiance to a foreign country.”
     
  • Rep. Omar has lied that American soldiers killed “thousands of Somalis” during the 1993 Black Hawk Down mission. She has also blamed the United States for terrorist attacks and the socialist humanitarian crisis in Venezuela.
     
  • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says that illegal immigrants are “more American than any person who seeks to keep them out ever will be.”
     
  • Rep. Ocasio-Cortez claimed that U.S. law enforcement officers are running “concentration camps” on the southern border and used the phrase “never again”—a refrain strongly associated with remembering the Holocaust.

To top it off, when asked to condemn the Antifa terrorist attack at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Washington state this past weekend, Rep. Ayanna Pressley attacked the media, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez was silent, and Rep. Omar was silent.

Democratic leaders and the mainstream media don’t want to talk about any of this. President Trump isn’t going to let them ignore it and hope that no one notices.

'I Just Think They're Left Wing Cranks!

From Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana:
"In America, if you hate our Country, you are free to leave. The simple fact of the matter is, the four Congresswomen think that America is wicked in its origins, they think that America is even more wicked now, that we are all racist and evil. They’re entitled to their opinion, they’re Americans. Now I’m entitled to my opinion, & I just think they’re left wing cranks. They’re the reason there are directions on a shampoo bottle, & we should ignore them. The 'squad' has moved the Democrat Party substantially LEFT, and.....they are destroying the Democrat Party. I’m appalled that so many of our Presidential candidates are falling all over themselves to try to agree with the four horsewomen of the apocalypse. I’m entitled to say that they’re Wack Jobs."

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Is THIS What They're REALLY All About?

Oh, Yes - A Great Man Once Said THIS!

'Love It Or Leave It' Was HE Racist, Too?



Quarterback Ricky Stanzi says it all after winning the 2010 Orange Bowl.
Racist? Nobody seemed to think it was . . . because it wasn't -- and ISN'T!

WOW! She Says It Better Than We Ever Could!



Thank you, Congresswoman Liz Cheney!

Well, This Just About Sums It Up . . .



And THIS, too , , ,





Fitzherbert Announces Top Flight Campaign Team!



Last week South Jersey Republican and Defense Contractor Brian T. Fitzherbert launched his 2020 campaign for New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District (NJ-02). Fitzherbert is seeking the Republican nomination to earn the right to face freshman Democrat Congressman Jeff Van Drew in November 2020.

NJ-02 is one of the top congressional seats that the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) has targeted for election 2020. “Control of the House balances on winning back these historically republican congressional seats, which includes NJ-02,” Fitzherbert said. President Trump won the 2nd Congressional District 50.6% - 46% in 2016.

Much like in his professional career, Fitzherbert has put together a team with national experience and the best in their field. Ethan Zorfas and Evan Kozlow of Axiom Strategies, Brett Loyd of The Polling Company, digital strategists from The Prosper Group and Amanda Woloshen Glass, the former Campaign Manager and State Director for former Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ07), will serve as Fitzherbert’s campaign team.

“The team is in great company with Amanda at the helm along with Axiom Strategies, given the firm has helped elect 78 current Members of Congress” Fitzherbert said.

Amanda is a veteran political strategist and government affairs specialist with an expertise in the areas of campaign management, communications and messaging. She has a successful track record of winning campaigns and successfully building issue-oriented and diverse grassroots coalitions.

The Polling Company is proud to be recognized as one of the nation’s most respected polling and market research consulting firms.

The Prosper Group is a national leader in digital advertising and online fundraising for GOP candidates and have contributed to the digital strategy of more winning campaigns than any other digital-first GOP consulting firm.

New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District covers all of Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland and Salem Counties, as well as parts of Gloucester, Ocean, Burlington, and Camden Counties.

Please follow the campaign on social media on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and visit the website at www.FitzherbertForCongress.com. Email at info@FitzherbertForCongress.com.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Too Strong? Maybe. But Not Far Off The Mark!

She Won't Deny It AND She Laughs About It!



THIS Should Be Obvious IF You're Paying Attention!

This is not very difficult to figure out. You don't have to be a historian, a political scientist or a pollster to get this.
If the election is about the economy, Trump wins.
If the election is about jobs, Trump wins.
If the election is about whether or not you are better off then you were four years ago, Trump wins.
If it's about America not being a socialist country, Trump wins.
If it's about a strong military and keeping us out of war, Trump wins.
And even if it's about world peace and security, Trump has an edge there as well.
Which is to say he's holding a winning hand.
BUT, if the election is about Trump (and this is what the Democrats are hoping for) then, Trump may have a very real problem. Because Trump is a controversial figure and his personality is combustable. And there are many people who like and support his policies but don't particularly like him.
So, between now and election day the Democrats will do everything they can to keep the heat on Trump himself and make the election all about him. Because they simply have no other issues. Nothing. Nada. Zilch.
That's why the congressional investigations will drag on and on; why they will milk the upcoming Mueller testimony for all it's worth; why they will continue to demand the release of his tax returns and why they will keep impeachment talk alive as long as they can. They don't want to necessarily impeach Trump, they just want to keep the whole thing smoldering day after day, week after week and month after month -- right up to election day. And the Democrats will be aided and abetted by the media in all this,
But Trump's still holding the winning hand.
The only way he can lose is by making himself the issue and playing into the hands of the Democrats to such an extent that people think he stacked the deck.

No Doubt About What He Said; What He Meant . . .

Sunday, July 14, 2019

This Video Clip Will Positively Make Your Day!



It's Sunday, and this is a wonderful way to start the week.
Errol Robinson, a player for the Tulsa Drillers, taught a couple of boys a quick lesson in respect and patriotism at last Thursday's game in Oklahoma.
Be sure to share this with everyone you know!
h/t: KOTV News on 6

Dan With Christine Flowers Tonight: Access Here!



Listen to Dan Cirucci LIVE on the Christine Flowers Show tonight at 10 PM on WPHT, 1210 AM and on radio.com! 


Saturday, July 13, 2019

VDEO: They Tear Down US Flag; Raise Mexican Flag!



Anti-Trump, pro illegal alien protestors storm Colorado town, tear down our beautiful American flag and raise the Mexican flag as well as another flag with words on it too obscene to report.
They hate America, folks -- and they're out to destroy our way of life and the values and principles we hold dear. These are the people that the Democrat Party is supporting!

Lesniak Blasts Murphy's Tax Incentive Assault


Statement of Former Senator Raymond J. Lesniak at the hearing of Governor Phil Murphy's New Jersey Tax Incentive Tax Force:

As the sponsor of New Jersey’s first tax incentive that transformed a contaminated garbage dump in Elizabeth into the Jersey Gardens Mall which has generated thousands of jobs and millions of dollars of revenue for Elizabeth and the State and has more visitors from out of state than any other location in New Jersey, I come not to bury tax incentives, but to praise them.

I see that Governor Murphy’s Task Force has no person with an economical development or economic financial background, or a background in city planning or smart growth or the legislative process, upon which to assist your mission launched by Governor Murphy with his unsupported statement that tax Incentives have squandered up to $11 bil. of tax dollars.

As someone who has those qualifications and who has been involved in sponsoring and advocating for New Jersey’s tax Incentives, I offer this testimony.

My first recommendation on tax Incentives is to mend them, don’t end them.

Tax incentives are necessary for New Jersey to attract business investment and create and retain jobs in the state that’s at the bottom of studies of states that are business friendly.

Without tax incentives, Revel would still be a white elephant casting a blight on Atlantic City, but instead, Building Trades workers were put to work completing the building and hundreds of workers who would otherwise have been unemployed got jobs. All thanks to tax incentives that did not cost taxpayers one dime.

Without tax incentives, Panasonic’s America’s Headquarters would not be in Newark, New Jersey, but would be in Atlanta, Georgia.

Without tax incentives, Teachers Village in Newark would still be a five block collection of old rundown buildings that tax incentives transformed into moderately priced apartments which have stimulated other new construction in the neighborhood with new restaurants, shops, and cultural amenities for Newark’s residents, all thanks to the ERG tax incentive legislation I sponsored.

There are hundreds of other examples of the benefits flowing from New Jersey’s tax incentives, none of which have been discussed by this Task Force, at least not publicly, although you have made very public statements about a handful of tax incentives awarded by the EDA.

Let me set the record straight from the start. Governor Murphy was flat out wrong when he stated that our tax incentives have “squandered” $11 billion.

On the contrary, tax incentives increase revenue to the state. If a company does not locate in New Jersey or leaves New Jersey, because it has a lower cost of doing business elsewhere, we lose 100% of its taxes. A tax incentive that brings in or keeps jobs from leaving our state generates 80% of those taxes. 80% of X is more than 100% of zero. The $11 billion of tax incentives Governor Murphy said has been squandered will instead be a net positive to the state treasury, generating many $billions more for the State treasury than if there were no tax incentives.

Tax incentives have come under intense criticism, some fair, some unfair, some based on a thoughtful analysis, some based on pure politics. Making the tax incentives debate political is fraught with danger to the economic health of our state. New York lost 50,000 Amazon jobs to Virginia because of a political attack on tax incentives.

As with all government programs, our tax incentives should be periodically reviewed to determine their effectiveness. I recognized that when I sponsored the Economic Opportunity Act under which the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University made recommendations. I support, without getting into the weeds, those recommendations, the recommendations of the State Comptroller and those announced by Senator Troy Singleton.

Most important are the Comptroller’s recommendations that EDA have a robust independently verified certification process to determine that but for the tax incentive jobs would not have been created or would have left the state, or in the case of the 16 Camden City incentives, the tax incentives were a material factor in that regard.

The material factor standard was established for Camden City because economic concerns are not always the most significant factor in a business decision as to where to locate when the location is the poorest city in the nation with a high crime rate. That’s why I supported enhanced tax incentives for the poorest municipalities which have lagged behind in economic development and job creation and why I agreed to amendments to the Economic Opportunity Act which enhanced incentives for businesses to locate in the four cities that have the lowest median family income: Camden, Trenton, Passaic and Paterson and in Atlantic City which had the highest unemployment rate in the state.

Your Task Force seems to have concluded that the sole purpose of tax Incentives is to attract jobs to move into the state or to keep them from leaving the state, ignoring the needs of the poorest communities in New Jersey and contributing to income inequality in the state. There are tax Incentives that can help these communities which need their neighborhoods redeveloped to keep employees living near their jobs, rather than leaving after the work day is over.

I urge you to support A2596 and S1482 which will create a comprehensive urban development strategy designed to transform the State's urban centers from areas with just offices, to 24-hours per day, seven-days per week communities with robust residential populations and have been endorsed by The Housing & Community Development Network of New Jersey which stated, “Addressing the need for people at every income level to access affordable homes through mixed income developments would be an economic boon for our state. This approach can help our economy and our future by creating jobs, thriving neighborhoods and giving opportunities for our State’s lower income residents.” It has also been endorsed by The Anti-Poverty Network which stated, “New Jersey lags behind in the number of affordable units available to individuals and families at various income levels. Incentives for mixed use communities would help our state’s economy grow for the benefit of all our residents.”

Our tax Incentives need to be mended, but not ended. The longer New Jersey is without tax Incentives, our residents will be deprived of employment opportunities and our business climate will deteriorate.

Thank you.

President Trump Takes On Tech Giants . . . .

President Donald J. Trump welcomed a group of digital communications leaders and online influencers to the White House on Thursday, where he hosted a first-of-its-kind summit on the importance of freedom of speech online.

“Each of you is fulfilling a vital role in our nation: You’re challenging the media gatekeepers and the corporate censors to bring the facts straight to the American people.” 
  
Free speech and expression are at the core of American democracy. Censorship is not. It’s unacceptable that conservative voices continue to be unfairly stifled by some of the largest, most powerful media and technology companies in the world. The President has pledged that this bias, dishonesty, discrimination, and suppression will not stand.

While some in the media claim that the issue of tech bias is fake—or only anecdotal—multiple tech companies have admitted or been found to engage in selective censorship: 
  • Facebook and Twitter have repeatedly engaged in the shadow banning of conservative voices on their platforms.
     
  • In 2018, Facebook issued an apology for wrongly taking down a political ad promoting now-Sen. Marsha Blackburn’s (R-TN) campaign.
     
  • Google employees admitted to debating whether to bury news of President Trump.
 
The White House is taking action to stand up for free expression—online and everywhere else. A digital tool launched by the Trump Administration in May drew more than 16,000 responses from Americans sharing instances of tech bias. Following this week’s summit, President Trump will soon be meeting with representatives from the major social media platforms to discuss unfair practices.

President Trump is also directing his Administration to explore regulatory and legislative solutions to protect free speech, which he announced at the summit on Thursday.

“You communicate directly with our citizens without having to go through the fake news filter,” the President told summit attendees. “It’s very simple. Together, you reach more people than any television broadcast network, by far. It’s not even close.”

Joining the President on Thursday were Members of Congress fighting to protect free expression online—both for conservatives and for every American. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) all spoke about the importance of achieving more transparency, accountability, and freedom across online platforms.

Mainstream media says “there’s no censorship in social media”—they claim it’s “all made up,” Sen. Hawley said. “You and I know that that’s not true. You and I know the truth is that the social media giants would love to shut us down, they would love to shut us up … and we can’t let them.”

🎬 Sen. Hawley says tech giants “have to quit discriminating against conservatives.”

New York PostPresident Trump slams tech companies for bias

More Than A Week Later, Fond Memories Linger

Friday, July 12, 2019

Gayle Granatir Michael Receives High Honor!

Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Gayle Granatir Michael with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Ms. Michael celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Passionate about helping kids in the educational system, Ms. Michael has been excelling in her industry for more than five decades. She initially worked as teacher and coach for the Media Borough School District in Pennsylvania, serving in these positions from 1960 to 1963. As her career progressed, Ms. Michael worked as teacher and coach for Woodrow Wilson High School in the Camden City School District in New Jersey from 1963 to 1966 and the Norristown Area School District in Pennsylvania from 1968 to 1971. She also served as a production manager in advertising in Philadelphia from 1966 to 1967. She then returned to the classroom and received a Master's Degree from St. Joseph University.

Demonstrating unmatched professional drive, Ms. Michael went on to work as an instructor at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, in Camden from 1972 to 1973. She ultimately started work as an educational consultant and academy tutor in 1982 and as a private practice political consultant in 1994. Civically involved as well, she has been a committeewoman for the Montgomery County Republican Party since 1992 and a charter member at the National Council of Women Advisors to the United States Congress since 1995. Likewise, she has sat on the board of directors of the Montgomery County Women's Republican Leadership Committee since 1995. Notable for her professional versatility, Ms. Michael was influenced by Jackie Kennedy to pursue a political and educational career.

Ms. Michael was honored in the 21st and 23rd editions of Who's Who of American Women, owing to her considerable occupational excellence. She was also included in the 15th edition of Who's Who in the World, the 26th edition of Who's Who in the East and the 52nd and 53rd editions of Who's Who in America. Further, she was named to the Pennsylvania Honor Roll of Women in 1996. However, she considers raising her sons and observing their successes to be the highlight of her career.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Ms. Michael has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.

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PA GOP Deal Elects Tabas; Promises Unity For 2020

For Him, All This Is 'Just A Start' . . . .

Thursday, July 11, 2019

PA Trump Delegates Say 'We Want Tabas For Chair!'


A very special message for Pennsylvania Republican State Committee members from 2016 Trump delegates:

In 2016, for the first time in nearly 30 years, the Republican nominee for president carried Pennsylvania and, in doing so, won the White House. This landmark achievement didn’t happen in Washington.

It happened in places like Cambria, Northampton, York, Luzerne, Erie and so many other counties that the special interests don’t understand and to which they don’t listen. It happened because the rank-and-file, the foot-soldiers in the Trump Revolution listened to their hearts, not to the “experts.” Had we listened to the same group of political insiders and party bosses in 2016, we wouldn’t have President Trump in the White House today.

That’s something we need to keep in mind as we elect a new Republican state chairman. Outside consultants and career insiders should NOT call the shots in a state party. It’s the members – the people who discounted the pundits and poohbahs – who elected Donald Trump.

Lawrence Tabas knew this. He was in the trenches throughout the Trump victory here, alongside volunteers and party conservatives from every corner of Pennsylvania. Lawrence is one of us and he understands that wins don’t come from the top-down. They’re grown from the ground up.

That’s why Donald Trump himself called Lawrence in the spring of 2016 to make sure the Democrats couldn’t steal the election here. Lawrence went to court to seek more poll watchers. On the eve of the election, Hillary Clinton and the Democrats sued the Trump campaign with wild charges of voter harassment. Lawrence Tabas was in court within hours – getting those accusations thrown out.

It was Lawrence Tabas who assembled an Election Day war room of 25 legal professionals to monitor the election and make sure Donald Trump wasn’t robbed of his historic WIN. And Lawrence Tabas was in court in December of that year, stopping the Democrats in their desperation move to support a recount on behalf of Jill Stein.

Lawrence Tabas did that for President Trump. He did it for our party. And he did it because he represents the people here in the trenches. He knows our state. He shares our values. He is the one man who can lead our party because he knows its members.

Pennsylvanians are an independent lot. That’s why Donald Trump appeals to us. We know that that the people “down here” understand a lot more than the bigwigs “up there.”

It’s why Lawrence Tabas is the only real choice for the job. Pennsylvania and Donald Trump needed Lawrence Tabas in 2016. We need him next year, too. Join us in electing Lawrence Tabas as our next state chairman.

Sincerely,

Wayne Buckwalter, Trump Delegate 2016

Carolyn Bonkoski, Trump Delegate 2016

Lauren Casper, Trump Delegate 2016

Barry Casper, Trump Delegate 2016

Matthew Jensen, Trump Delegate 2016

Monica Morrill, Trump Delegate 2016

John Petrarca, Trump Delegate 2016

Lynne Ryan, Trump Delegate 2016

Joe Sacco, Trump Delegate 2016

Carol Sides, Trump Delegate 2016

Marc Scaringi, Trump Delegate 2016

Andrew Shecktor, Trump Delegate 2016

Lee Snover, Trump Delegate 2016

Calvin Tucker, Trump Delegate 2016

Scott Uehlinger, Trump Delegate 2016

Tom Uram, Trump Delegate 2016

Jim Vasilko, Trump Delegate 2016

Now THIS Is A Movement Worth Joining: Sign Up!



Brian Fitzherbert JUST announced he is running as a principled conservative for Congress. South Jersey needs more relentless leaders representing us! Will you sign the pledge TODAY to become a Founding Member? Click here to join the movement!

Philly Crime Is OUT OF COTROL!



THIS is Jim Kenney's Philadelphia. THIS is DA Krasner's Philadelphia.
THIS is the lawlessness which their neglectful policies have unleashed.

How Inside-The-Beltway Logic Fails Us!

Not The Only African-American Who Feels This Way!

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Fitzherbert To Seek New Jersey Congressional Seat


South Jersey conservative Republican and Defense Contractor Brian T. Fitzherbert launched his 2020 campaign for New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District (NJ02) for the U.S. House of Representatives live on the air with Harry Hurley of WPG Talk Radio. Fitzherbert will seek the Republican nomination to earn the right to oust freshman Democrat Congressman Jeff Van Drew in November 2020.

The quintessential political outsider, Fitzherbert has been a businessman, engineer, and project manager in the defense and aerospace industry for nearly a decade among two Fortune 500 companies, Textron and L3Harris. He’s been responsible for managing and delivering various military assets such as drones, ground control stations, electronic warfare testers, simulators, and area attack weapons to support the Warfighter in theater. As an executive in manufacturing, Fitzherbert has built and led successful teams to win proposals and execute multimillion dollar contracts for the Pentagon.

“Since January 2019, South Jersey has been placed on hold when it comes having an advocate in Washington to leverage our assets such as the FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center in Atlantic County, the United States Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May County, and our drone development across the region. It’s time we have a Congressman again who can secure necessary support to grow South Jersey into a diverse economy,” Fitzherbert said. “We must adapt and complement our already vibrant industries in tourism, gaming, fishing, and farming.

“South Jersey deserves a principled, relentless conservative who will work alongside President Donald Trump to deliver the results that hard-working families need and deserve. Our South Jersey community deserves a fair shake and cannot continue to suffer from Congressman Van Drew’s lack of representation. The Congressman’s first vote in Washington simultaneously hurt our community and helped elect Nancy Pelosi as Speaker. We deserve better.”

New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District covers all of Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland and Salem Counties, as well as parts of Gloucester, Ocean, Burlington, and Camden Counties.

Please follow the campaign on social media on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and visit the website at www.FitzherbertForCongress.com. Email at info@FitzherbertForCongress.com.

Brian Fitzherbert’s Bio

Fitzherbert is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with a degree in economics and supply chain management. He also completed his Master's degree in Technical Management from at the Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, studying systems engineering and project management.

“South Jersey needs a Congressman who wasn’t part of the Trenton legislature that led to out of control spending, unrealistic promises, and a cost of living that has made the Garden State too expensive to live and raise a family in. Jeff Van Drew masquerades as a moderate, but no middle of the road person would foster an economic environment that is leading to mass population exodus," Fitzherbert said.
In South Jersey, Fitzherbert has served on the City of Somers Point Economic Development Advisory Commission (EDAC) and formed and Chaired the Atlantic County Young Republican (ACYR) organization. He also serves state-wide as the Vice Chairman of the Young Republican Federation of New Jersey (YRFNJ), responsible for identifying and growing the number of next generation Republican candidates, advocates, operatives, and leaders.

'We Have An Opportunity To Move The Needle'

First Lady Melania Trump visited Cabell-Huntington Health Department in West Virginia yesterday to promote that community’s efforts to combat the opioid crisis.

“We have an opportunity to move the needle to help families and children who have been impacted by opioid abuse,” the First Lady said. “Meeting with federal, state, and local leaders in Huntington, West Virginia, today proved the power of partnerships and community efforts.”

In photos: Women of Huntington share their stories with the First Lady

After a roundtable with these leaders, Mrs. Trump met with a small group of women who have been affected closely by the crisis. Among the participants were Huntington’s Fire Chief, leadership from the Lily’s Place treatment facility, a representative from a first responder wellness program, a recovery coach, and a recovering mother along with her 5-month-old child.

Each one shared stories about their own experiences with America’s opioid crisis, as well as the positive impact the community has had on these families.

The First Lady has been an advocate for programs that help change the lives of families who have been hurt by the opioid epidemic. As communities across America have been devastated, the lives of countless children are put in harm’s way. Visits like yesterday’s are a crucial piece of Mrs. Trump’s signature “Be Best” initiative, which focuses on the most pressing issues facing children today.

“Through BE BEST, I continue to learn about the many issues and challenges surrounding opioid addiction,” Mrs. Trump said. Using this platform, “we can continue to promote programs and highlight resources available to all those who are seeking help with this national epidemic.”

Before departing West Virginia, the First Lady took a moment to visit Ritter Park, where 453 American flags dot a grass field. Each flag represents a child in the foster care system in the Huntington, West Virginia, area—many as a result of the opioid epidemic.

Learn more about First Lady Melania Trump’s “Be Best” initiative

President Trump welcomes Amir of Qatar


This week, President Donald J. Trump has played host to a special guest: His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar.

“President Trump, friends: It’s a great honor to join you again in Washington, D.C. Thank you for your continued hospitality,” Qatar’s leader said last night at a dinner hosted by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. “My visit this week will reaffirm the ideals we share.”

🎬 Watch: President Trump meets with the Amir of Qatar in the Oval Office

The U.S.–Qatar alliance is more important than ever, both in the fight against global terrorism and as part of President Trump’s efforts to restore fair, reciprocal trade. Today, that relationship got even stronger, with the Amir announcing a series of large airway purchases—including five Boeing 777 freighters.

Read the joint statement from President Trump and the Amir of Qatar.

Photo of the Day

Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks 
First Lady Melania Trump participates in an opioids roundtable with state and local community leaders at Cabell-Huntington Health Department in Huntington, West Virginia | July 8, 2019

She's Back In NJ And Making A Positive Difference



Jennifer Moore represents a charming South Jersey community that you may have heard of but it's likely that you've confused it with Haddonfield or Haddon Township. 
While it may not be quite as historic as Haddonfield or as sprawling as Haddon Township, it does have its own distinct identity and its own special appeal.
It's Haddon Heights. And this borough councilwoman is more than happy to chat with Dan Cirucci about all its advantages on The Advocates. Watch now!

Christine Flowers With Dan Cirucci On The Radio!



Click here to hear Dan Cirucci with Christine Flowers on the radio in a scintillating review of the topics of the day. Dan and Christine take on the Betsy Ross flag controversy, the Starbucks "no police welcome" flap and other hot topics. 
Don't miss it!

No, We Haven't Forgotten What They Did To Kate!

Monday, July 8, 2019

A Special Message For Pennsylvania Republicans!


Memo from Gayle Michael:

One of my fondest memories is that of teaching English Literature. There is much to learn and absorb from our literary forefathers. Clearly, the world has little changed when it comes to the human condition. What was then, is now: greed, compassion; miserly, philanthropic; humble, harsh; contemptible, respectable; debased, honorable; vulgar, refined; treacherous, faithful; and on and on it revolves. Yesterday is today. Anatole France once noted, “It is human nature to think wisely and act foolishly.” This needs to be addressed.

Our party is in the throes of upheaval. We are now at a crossroad. Choosing the right leader is so very important to our goals and mission to win elections. Politics is all about supporting and winning elections. Unfortunately, for the most part, our party has been failing, and unless there is a course correction, we will continue to complain but fail to perform. Things must change to move us forward. How?

I am reminded of Tennyson’s poignant and prophetic words, “Ring out the old, ring in the new.” In other words, do a clean sweep. And this is what we must do, to once again become the powerhouse we once were. Electing a leader who not only can inspire but also deliver is the necessary ingredient. In other words, elect a proven leader.

Lawrence Tabas is the clear choice to lead our state party. He is well known and respected throughout our state as well as the entire country. His dedication, legal expertise, profound insight, political experience, both in and out of the courtroom, exemplifies what leadership is all about. Lawrence delivers. No ifs, ands, or buts.

Politics is serious business, and we, who are elected representatives for our party, have an obligation to do what is in the best interest of our state and party. It is time for State Committee members to stand tall. There should be no outside interference, intimidation, or obstruction. We have been down that road before, and look where we are today.

Do the right thing for the right reason.

Lawrence Tabas is the right choice to lead PA to great heights and to recapture the reputation of a party standing shoulder to shoulder, fighting the good fight for all citizens of Pennsylvania.

It is for these reasons, I enthusiastically endorse Lawrence Tabas to be Pennsylvania’s next State Chairman. This is his time and thankfully, he is well up to the task!

Cordially,
Gayle Michael
Montgomery County Women’s Leadership
Chairman Emeritus

Looking For A Teaching Job? Look No Further!

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office of Catholic Education (OCE) is hosting a career fair at Archbishop John Carroll High School to recruit certified full time teachers for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Business, English, Fine Arts, Health P/E, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Special Education, Theology, World Language and Elementary teacher candidates are invited to attend.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
 Archbishop John Carroll High School
 211 Matson Ford Road
 Radnor, PA 19087

Administrators will be on-site to conduct interviews. All candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, a Pennsylvania Certification is desired, and child abuse clearances as well as criminal background checks are required.

Additionally, candidates are expected to bring a resume, transcripts, certifications, and clearances if they are not already on file with OCE.

For more information and to review Academic Criteria for Teaching Competencies, please visit www.AOPcatholicschools.org. To register for the fair, please click here.

Note: For more information about Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, please visit www.aopcatholicschools.org/.

A Glorious Moment To Relive Again And Again!

Camden Students Show Gains In Math, Other Areas

A new study from the Stanford University Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) shows significant improvements in math proficiency among Camden students, as well as other gains relative to the state average for certain demographics.
The findings reflect what many Camden students and parents already know – investments in its district-operated schools, and collaboration with renaissance and charter schools, have generated real, meaningful results and progress.
“The CREDO study affirms that our collaborative and focused efforts over the last five years have benefitted Camden students,” said Superintendent Katrina McCombs. “This rigorous independent study demonstrates that citywide, student performance has improved since 2014.  We applaud the educators, families, and community leaders for this progress and thank them for their commitment to our students.”  
Citywide, Camden students are learning much more each year than they were just a few years ago.  Specifically, students are receiving the equivalent of, approximately, an additional 85 days of learning in math and an approximate 30 days in reading relative to the state average, compared to the 2014-2015 school year.
Annual student growth has improved in both reading and math in district schools, while charter and renaissance schools register growth at or above the statewide average. 
“The work of turning around a school district is slow and challenging.  While no one study can tell the whole story of what’s happening in our schools, CREDO gives empirical evidence that the city is moving in the right direction,” said Min. Wasim Muhammad, Camden City School District Advisory Board member.” The fact that we see bright spots in all three sectors of Camden’s education landscape - district, charter, and renaissance - shows that the district’s leadership is ensuring that a rising tide is lifting all boats.”
Other key takeaways from the study show that Camden students in poverty are experiencing learning growth in math and reading at rates equal to their peers statewide, as are Camden special education students.
Camden’s renaissance schools, in particular, are helping students excel beyond what was previously believed possible. The study shows that students’ at all three renaissance networks outperform their peers statewide in terms of annual student growth in both math and reading. Renaissance school students received the equivalent of an additional 45 days of learning in reading and an additional 65 days of learning in math compared to their peers statewide. Renaissance schools also exceeded statewide growth for all subgroups studied, including Black students, Hispanic students, students in poverty, Special Education students, English language learners, male students, and female students.
“The District’s commitment to equitably serving all students is yielding real results,” said Camden Mayor Francisco “Frank” Moran. “They are proving that you can provide more high quality choices for families and improve outcomes for students who have traditionally been most underserved.”
A full summary of the CREDO study’s findings can be found here. For more information regarding the Camden City School District, its students, and the collaborative education efforts taking place in the city, please visit http://www.camden.k12.nj.us/.

Could Be The One Movie Worth Seeing . . .

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Well, Don't Say He Didn't Warn You . . . .

A Brand Just For Misfits And Malcontents . . .

I can't say that this is a confession because there's nothing to confess.
And in fact, what I'm about to tell you is something I should probably be boasting about.
So let me just go ahead and say it: I've never been a fan of Nike. Never.
I never really liked their products; never liked their image and was never terribly fond of or impressed with their spokespersons or merchandising campaigns. Have I owned products with the Nike logo on them? Well, over a period of many decades, maybe one of two. But that was a coincidence more than anything else or it was because I could not, at that time, find a similar product without that damned swoosh on it.
I still have one piece left -- a Nike swoosh baseball cap. But I didn't buy it. It was my son's and he left it with us when he moved away. I think it's in the trunk of my car.
Anyway, as Nike rose to prominence over the years I found their advertising campaigns to be preachy, suffocating and way, way, too in your face. Their "Just do it" campaign struck me as stupid and senseless. And their corporate culture seemed relentlessly menacing.
I was much more comfortable with Reebok products. Reebok pitched a softer sell. You didn't have to be an obnoxious overachiever or hopeless wannabe to embrace the Reebok brand. Plus, I really liked Reebok's stylish and super comfortable classic white tennis shoe and I bought that product again and again.
But, counting attire and accessories, my favorite brand across-the-board was (and mostly remains) Tommy Hilfiger. Tommy doesn't own the company anymore but the brand retains his youthful, cheerful, breezy American imprint.
Anyway, what I'm trying to say is I wasn't a bit surprised when Nike took on this aging, failed football player as its spokesperson. And now he seems like he's running the whole show.
What it means is that the Nike brand is the brand of misfits. It's the company for crybabies and terminal malcontents.
And if Nike finds that profitable, well -- so be it.
But they haven't gotten my money then and they sure as hell won't get it now!
Or, to boil it down to two words: Nike sucks!

Who's To Say It Won't Actually Happen?