Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Actually, It's Even WORSE Than This!

 

Ciattarelli Bandwagon Rolls With Shore Area Boost

 Support for New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli continued to grow this week in Atlantic County with the small-businessman receiving the endorsements of three separate municipal Republican Clubs and the Mayor of Ventnor City. These endorsements join the growing list of Republican leaders across New Jersey coalescing around Ciattarelli as the candidate to make Phil Murphy One and Done in ‘21. 

“Absecon is a small, close-knit, town full of family-owned and operated businesses whose New Jersey story is very similar to Jack’s, which is why his campaign to fix our state will resonate with so many of our friends and neighbors,” said Absecon Republican Club President Nick LaRotonda . “Jack Ciattarelli has a proven record of winning in places like Absecon, where Democrats outnumber Republicans, and is exactly the person we need atop our ticket this Fall to establish our brand, rebuild our state party, and lead Republicans back to the majority in New Jersey.”

Joining Absecon this week, the Buena Vista Republican Club and Hamilton Republican Club both voted unanimously to endorse Jack Ciattarelli for Governor.

“The Buena Vista Republican League is excited to endorse Jack Ciatterelli for the New Jersey Governors seat. Jack is in-tune with the issues of South Jersey residents and businesses. He will continue to have a strong presence in order to make a difference for our small communities.” Buena Vista Republican Club President Aaron Krenzer added. 

“Jack is the first candidate for Governor I have ever seen come to our local events, support our local candidates, and actually spend time talking to the people.” Buena Vista Municipal Chair Henry Coia offered. “He is down to earth, dedicated, and understands the problems in New Jersey.”

“Hamilton Township is, geographically, the largest municipality in New Jersey and as such has great diversity. Jack Ciattarelli has had past experience at all levels of government from the local level to the state level. He has had tremendous success both in the private and public sectors.” Hamilton Township Club President Reandolph Lafferty offered, “Jack has demonstrated a very high level of appreciation for the needs of communities such as ours and has the skills necessary to help our municipality and the State rebuild from the economic difficulties that the current administration has imposed upon us. WE NEED JACK and we unanimously and enthusiastically endorse Jack Ciattarelli to be New Jersey’s next Governor!”

Joining the three Republican Clubs is the Mayor of Ventnor City, who’s support for Jack comes from his experience, knowledge of small businesses, and his plan to fix New Jersey.

“Ventnor City is built on the small businesses that operate throughout our community, and unfortunately, I have watched the disastrous outcome thanks to Governor Murphy’s radical policies. We need a change and that’s Jack.” continued Ventnor City Mayor Beth Holtzman . "His experience with small businesses is exactly what we need right now. I am proud to endorse Jack and look forward to working with him to help fix New Jersey.”

Monday, January 25, 2021

More Alibis, More Excuses, More Gobbledygook

What An Impressive Campaign Launch!

Doubletalk: Open Schools But Don't Open Schools

Patriot Party? Right Now It Looks Like A Bad Deal!

Add up the figures. The Patriot Party looks like a bad deal for the GOP and a way to possibly make a Democrat majority permanent. That'awful news for America and for our Democrat system. But without the Patriot Party the numbers say the Republicans at least have a fighting chance. One things for sure: Republicans split into two camps is not the road to victory for the GOP.

Likely Voters: Paris Climate Deal Costly Job Killer

On his first day in office, President Joe Biden signed an executive order to have the United States rejoin the Paris climate agreement, but most voters believe Biden’s decision will mean lost jobs and higher bills for Americans.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 52% of likely U.S. voters agree with what Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) said on Twitter last week: “The decision … to re-join the Paris Climate Agreement will cost American jobs and force households and small business to pay higher utility bills.” Thirty-three percent (33%) of voters disagree and 15% say they’re not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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Sunday, January 24, 2021

The Very Best Of Those Bernie Memes!

 











Rand Paul Sends 'Stephy' Into Apoplectic State

 

Oppose Biden Appointment Of Anti-Israel Envoy

Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) President Morton Klein, ZOA Chair Mark Levenson, Esq., released the following statement:

ZOA strongly condemns the rumored appointment of Robert Malley to be the “U.S. Special Envoy on Iran.”   Malley has a long, alarming record of anti-Israel hostility and appeasement of Iran, Hamas, the PLO, Yasser Arafat, Mahmoud Abbas, and Syria. Malley’s foreign policy prescriptions – including permitting a nuclear-armed Iran and evicting Jews from their homes – have been uniformly wrong and extremely dangerous for the United States and our allies.  This awful potential appointment needs to be scrapped.  

Malley’s Iran Appeasement:  

Malley helped negotiate the disastrous Iran deal (JCPOA) which paves Iran’s way to a nuclear bomb, enables Iran to continue enriching uranium, severely limits inspections, and emboldened and enriched Iran with $150 billion of sanctions relief.  

Even worse, Malley wants to go back to the same terrible deal, consistently opposed efforts to leverage a better deal, and repeatedly condemned actions that reduced terrorist threats from the Iranian regime.  

For instance, Malley wrongly condemned the Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” sanctions on Iran, falsely saying that that “sanctions devastated Iran’s economy but achieved little else.”  In fact, sanctions provide leverage for a better deal and have been extraordinarily effective.  Sanctions caused Iran to reduce its military/terror expenditures by 25%, deprived the Iranian regime of funds to carry out its malign activities, and reduced Iran’s funding of its terror proxies such as Hezbollah and Hamas.  (See “The Importance of Sanctions on Iran,” Statement of Sec’y of State Michael Pompeo, Nov. 18, 2020 [link currently unavailable while Trump administration articles are being archived].)

In January 2020, Malley wrongly condemned the targeted killings of IRGC terrorist-in-chief Qassem Soleimani who was planning more imminent attacks on Americans and Malley mistakenly claimed that killing Soleimani would likely lead to war.  

Similarly, in November 2020, Malley condemned the targeted killing of top Iranian IRGC nuclear scientist and designated terrorist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.  Malley absurdly claimed that Fakhrizadeh’s death would “make it all the more difficult for [Trump’s] successor to resume diplomacy with Iran.”  In fact, Fakhrizadeh’s demise gives the U.S. negotiating leverage.  Moreover, as former British army commander, Colonel Richard Kemp explained, Fakhrizadeh’s death likely saved countless lives. 

Further, an analysis of Malley’s 2019 foreign policy articles aptly observed that Malley’s foreign policy prescriptions consist of: abandoning our allies (Israel, Sunni Arab states); raising false specters of war; and weakening the U.S. and our partners to follow a dangerous, doomed “peace through weakness” strategy.  (“Malley in Wonderland,” Nov. 18, 2019)

Further, in 2012, Malley wrote an article in Foreign Policy promoting accepting a nuclear-armed Iran and merely trying to “contain” Iran’s decisions to employ its nuclear arsenal. 

Yet, Malley condemned Obama for taking “containment of a nuclear-armed Iran off the table.”  In addition, Malley falsely accused Israel of repeatedly “exaggerating the Iranian threat”; and excused Iran from giving up its nuclear weapons program, saying: “why would the [Iranian] regime volunteer a concession that arguably would leave it weaker in a hostile environment?”  Malley thus took Iran’s side over both the U.S. and Israel.

Malley’s Long History of Appeasing Hamas, Hezbollah, Syria, the PA and Iran:  

Malley adopts Hamas’ propaganda lie that Hamas is under siege from Israel. In addition, Malley favors dangerous and unlawful “unity” between the Hamas designated terror organization and the PLO/Palestinian Authority.  For instance, at a hearing in 2010, after admitting that Hamas “now has Gaza solidly in its hands,” Malley nonetheless called “the Islamist movement [Hamas] . . . besieged in Gaza, suppressed in the West Bank.”  Further, Malley stated that “at a minimum, the U.S. should stop standing in the way of a possible reconciliation agreement [between Hamas and the PLO] and signal it would accept an accord to which President Abbas lent his name.”

In a 2006 Time Magazine op-ed, Malley called for giving Iran, Syria, Hamas, the Palestinian Authority and Hezbollah “appealing incentives . . . other . . . than avoiding retribution.” 

In the same article, Malley also called for the U.S. to restrict negotiations parameters (meaning, interfere with Israel’s sovereign rights) by putting a “comprehensive package on the table” including a cease fire and “Israel’s allowing the Hamas government to govern.” 

Malley was removed from Obama’s 2008 campaign following revelations that Malley met with Hamas.  However, in 2014, Malley quietly joined the Obama’s administration, where he helped negotiate the catastrophic Iran deal, and became the “czar” of Obama’s failed ISIS diplomatic strategy – which used the Obama administration’s ineffective efforts to combat ISIS as an excuse to appease Iran.  (“Obama Quietly Adds Hamas Apologist Robert Malley to ISIS Policy Team,” Hudson Institute, Dec. 4, 2015.)

Malley Endangers, Pressures Maligns and Wrongly Blames Israel:

In 2001, Malley infamously co-authored with Hussein Agha (an advisor to Yasser Arafat) a revisionist article entitled “Camp David: A Tragedy of Errors,” which falsely blamed Israel for the failure of the Camp David talks. (See Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA) analysis.)  Arafat flatly rejected Israel’s extraordinarily generous offers, without even trying to make a counteroffer. 

In 2010, at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, Malley called for the U.S. “to unveil a set of parameters” that would be suicidal for Israel – including creating a Palestinian state on the “1967 borders”; one-to-one swaps; dividing up Jerusalem; and bringing third-party armed forces into Judea-Samaria. 

In his testimony, Malley also essentially called for uprooting tens of thousands (really hundreds of thousands) of Jews from their homes – a form of ethnic cleansing.  Malley complained about Israeli impediments to “an agreement that would entail the uprooting of tens of thousands of West Bank settlers.”

During the same hearing, Malley also defamed Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s coalition partners as “a mix of right wing, xenophobic and religious parties,” and accused Netanyahu of “maddening” “political maneuvering” and “foot dragging.”   

By contrast, Malley praised PA dictator Mahmoud Abbas’ outrageous demands for negotiations pre-conditions including that Jews should not be permitted to build homes in parts of the Jewish homeland.  Malley stated: “His [Abbas’] demands for a settlements freeze (prompted, he believes, by the U.S.), then for robust terms of reference are not a sign that he has given up on negotiations. They are a sign that he wants to enter them under conditions that, in his mind, offer a chance of success.”   Malley, as always, was completely wrong.  In fact, after Israel agreed to and implemented a 10-month settlement freeze, Mahmoud Abbas still refused to negotiate.  

Malley also pushed for Israel to give up the Golan Heights to Syria – which would have endangered Israel’s existence.  Malley absurdly, wrongly argued that Syria is “unlikely to sponsor militant groups, . . . [or] destabilize the region . . .  once an agreement has been reached.”  Yet, at the same time, Malley excused the fact that Syria provided Hamas and Hezbollah with bases to attack Israel.  Malley argued that Syria could not be expected to “cut ties with Hezbollah, break with Hamas or alienate Iran as the entry fare for peace negotiations.”  (“Forget Pelosi. What about Syria?,” by Robert Malley, Los Angeles Times, Apr. 11, 2007.)

Malley also condemned parts of the Abraham Accords normalizing relation between Israel and Arab nations, and predicted that the Biden administration “would try to walk back or dilute parts of the[se] normalization deals.”

In December 2020, the organization that Malley leads, the International Crisis Group, entered into a joint partnership with USMEP (US Middle East Partnership) to advise on Israeli-Palestinian issues.  USMEP’s president Daniel Levy is the co-founder of the anti-Israel J Street, and even openly opposed Israel’s continuing existence.

Malley Pushed for an Anti-Israel DNC Platform:  In May 2020, Rob Malley signed a letter promoted by the anti-Israel group J Street, which urged the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to adopt a hostile-to-Israel platform. 

Saturday, January 23, 2021

For The Fourth Year In A Row: USA's Favorite!


 

We're thrilled to share the news that Hilton Head Island has once again been voted the #1 Island in the United States at the 33rd Annual Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards.

Maybe You an Explain The 'Logic' Of All This


 

This Should Tell You All You Need To Know






 

Oh, My! Do Ya Think She Nailed It? Huh?

Remember Their Names - Every One Of 'Em!


 

Friday, January 22, 2021

Video: Schumer's Embarrassing 'Erection' Problem


Did President Trump incite an "erection" or did he incite an "erection insurrection"? Either way, Schumer mada a complete fool of himself on the floor of the Senate.

Major Trade Union Blasts Biden For Killing Pipeline

The United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA) issued the following statement earlier this week following the news that the Biden-Harris Administration plans to rescind the permit and effectively end construction on the Keystone XL pipeline:

“In revoking this permit, the Biden Administration has chosen to listen to the voices of fringe activists instead of union members and the American consumer on Day 1. Let me be very clear: When built with union labor by the men and women of the United Association, pipelines like Keystone XL remain the safest and most efficient modes of energy transportation in the world. Sadly, the Biden Administration has now put thousands of union workers out of work. For the average American family, it means energy costs will go up and communities will no longer see the local investments that come with pipeline construction,” said Mark McManus, General President of the United Association. 

“New advancements in technology mean that these pipelines are a low-carbon method of energy transportation and a critical part of delivering affordable energy while achieving our shared climate goals. Keystone XL would not only be constructed entirely by union labor, but it would be the first pipeline fully powered by renewable energy.”

“For eight years the Obama Administration delayed and blocked a decision on Keystone XL. Then the flawed process and mismanagement of the Trump Administration led to further delays and inaction over the last four years. Now, this planned decision by the Biden Administration makes it the third White House to fail the working families of the United Association and all Americans who rely on affordable and reliable energy to power their daily lives. Decisions on energy and infrastructure, especially when jobs are at stake, can only be made when the voice of the workers is in the room. We will keep fighting for Keystone XL and any infrastructure project that creates good jobs for the Brothers and Sisters of the United Association, and to make sure our members have a seat at the table.

Pence Returns To Indiana, Fights Back Tears

Biden's Daily Poll Numbers No Better Than Trump's!

Lots of people seem to think that President Trump was The Worst President Ever. At least that's what we keep hearing from traditional media which point to selected polls which they say showed that Trump consistently racked up dismal  approval ratings.

Now, we hear from the same sources that Biden is off to a grand start with strong public support based on his repeated pleas for unity. But what if we told you that's not so? And what if we showed you poll numbers to back it up?

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for today shows that 48% of likely voters approve of Biden’s job performance. But an almost equal number (45%) disapprove. That's nine points under President Trump when he entered office and three points under Trump when he left office.

And it gets worse: The latest figures include 36% who strongly approve of the job Biden is doing and 38% who strongly disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of minus two. 

What's more the Rasmussen poll show that most of those poled disapprove of Biden's move to axe the Keystone XL pipeline and, by a two-to-one margin, they want that migrant caravan that's currently on the move stopped at the border.

All in all, these numbers do not bode well for Biden.

And remember: Rasmussen has an outstanding record of accuracy in calling recent elections.


Thursday, January 21, 2021

The Sermon: Dissecting Biden's Plea For Unity


A professional speech writer and speech coach unpacks Biden's Inaugural Address and highlights the good, the bad and the downright dreary via a chatty, breezy critique.

FIASCO! Not Bad For An Opening Act, Huh?









Joe Biden has not been in office for 48 hours, but already, more than 8,000 people have died of Covid during his watch. He also killed 52,100 jobs, ended US energy independence and alienated our friends in Canada when he quashed the Keystone pipeline. Meanwhile leftist domestic terrorists have destroyed the DNC in Portland and are burning American flags and rioting in Seattle. And Biden's thrown school sports into chaos with an order that transgenders be allowed on teams and in locker rooms and bathrooms that they "identify" with. Whew!

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

OMG! Up To His Old Tricks Again

 

The plagiarist-in-chief!

Get Ready America, Here They Come!


 

Just Because It's So Lovely And So Appropriate

Remembering Doris Day -- and a time of bg dreams, high ideals and stellar achievement!

The Day That Turned The Tide . . .



As Americans reflect on how we got to this point they will likely seek out a defining event or moment when things changed and the tide clearly turned. When did the seams begin to come apart? When did the unravelling begin?

Many will come to different conclusions about this. And some may even search back years, if not decades for the answer. But I think the past year has been so overwhelming and so defining that the turning point can be found within its confines. Indeed, when we look back, any of us would sadly trade the nation's current status to where we were 13 of 14 months ago because the problems we apparently faced them were not nearly as dire as those we now encounter. So, yes -- the arrival of the dreaded Covid (China) virus must be viewed as a grim benchmark. But the pandemic cannot easily be pinpointed to one date or time.

Instead, we'd be better advised to focus on Monday, May 25, 2020. On that date, during a period of eight minutes and 46 seconds, events were set in motion that turned the tide for America and set us on a course with profound implications for every aspect of our lives. That was the day and the moment that George Floyd faced death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer -- a moment captured on video for the whole world to see; a tortuous period as everyone watched a man literally suffocated to death. To call it horrific would be a gross understatement. We watched a man deprived of air in an anguished and excruciating manner as he pleaded to take a breath, till he breathed no more. It was devastating!

Did George Floyd have a checkered past and a rap sheet? Was he less than an upstanding citizen? Was he a drug addict? Was he on drugs at the time? Did he actively and forcefully resist arrest? Within the perception of those eight plus minutes and beyond, none of it mattered. None of it! The die was cast and the judgement was made. What happened to him was despicable. It was unconscionable. And Americans were aghast.

Throughout the country people were already tightly wound after months of confinement. Tensions were high. It wouldn't have taken much to blow the lid off things. And this event was like a torch in the middle of a massive gas leak. 

Yes, the president should have come forward immediately to strongly and unequivocally denounce what happened, move to calm tensions, promise swift justice and provide swift support to prevent or halt lawlessness where needed. This was a seminal moment that demanded guidance and leadership from the top. A formal address to the nation with the initiation of clear and specific action was warranted. Instead, th president's words and actions in subsequent days were too little too late, and significantly short on empathy and reassurance as well. In these crucial moments the fate of the nation (and much of what followed) was determined.

When Harold Macmillan became Britain's prime minister, he was asked what would determine his government's course. He replied with typical British brevity: "Events, dear boy, events." Someone should have reminded Donald Trump of this. Pay attention to events -- not because you can control events but because, if you are to lead, you must learn to wisely handle events. You need to learn how to manage the only thingt you can control -- your response to events. And you have to do that in the moment. In the midst of a national crisis such as this, time is of the essence and every minute is like an eternity.

We all know what happened in the days, weeks and months that followed. The nation became galvanized by this one event. Riots erupted throughout the country. Huge swaths of cities were destroyed. Innocent people lost their businesses and livelihoods  Many people (including law enforcement officers) were injured or killed. Americans were shaken by a sense of lawlessness and disorder they hadn't witnessed since the 1960s.  

At the same time, systemic racism moved from being a catch phrase to an indictment to a fact -- something that arguably (whether legitimate of not) became accepted in the minds of most Americans. Corporate America, rocked to its core by what it had witnessed and eager to protect brands and profits, moved front and center with virtue signaling that lent credence to the cause of those who took to the streets. And, of course, academia and the popular culture went into high gear and joined the craze in lockstep. Those who dared to raise even the mildest of concerns were dismissed at first and then all but banished. Now, we're facing waves of ostracizing and blacklisting like we've never seen before.

Looking back, one might argue that all of this was inevitable -- that there was no way to stop this massive response and the way it was promptly and effectively weaponized by political opportunists on the left. But we'll never really know the answer to that because the strong, immediate and appropriate response never came before --  from the top, from the president.

Considering the swiftness with which the vaccine came forth and the economy rebounded, President Trump might have survived the Covid crisis and been re-elected. But he could not survive his response May 25, 2020 or lack thereof. That was when huge chunks of the establishment that might have still been at least benign to his reign (keeping hands off and hoping to ride it out) actively turned against him. One can only imagine that they saw what they perceived as a vacuum at the top, and it alarmed them to such a point that they turned to their own devices and moved to protect themselves. Be sure of this: when people are afraid, rationality doesn't enter the equation.

So, mark May 25 and its failed response as the beginning of the Great Unravelling and the moment that welcomed the wolves at the gate. There's no turning back now. We'll have to live with the consequences. 

Complete Video: President Trump's Historic Sendoff

It's Just The Beginning, America . . .




 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

The Scandal Of Biden Receiving Communion

Tomorrow morning, Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi (both long time abortion advocates) will presumably receive Communion during mass at a Catholic Church in Washington. These two have basically supported abortion on demand, even up to the time of birth.

Here's what the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith of the Catholic Church has to say about Catholic politicians who support the grave sin of abortion yet still want to approach the alter rail and receive Communion:

5. Regarding the grave sin of abortion or euthanasia, when a person’s formal cooperation becomes manifest (understood, in the case of a Catholic politician, as his consistently campaigning and voting for permissive abortion and euthanasia laws), his Pastor should meet with him, instructing him about the Church’s teaching, informing him that he is not to present himself for Holy Communion until he brings to an end the objective situation of sin, and warning him that he will otherwise be denied the Eucharist.
6. When “these precautionary measures have not had their effect or in which they were not possible,” and the person in question, with obstinate persistence, still presents himself to receive the Holy Eucharist, “the minister of Holy Communion must refuse to distribute it” (cf. Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts Declaration “Holy Communion and Divorced, Civilly Remarried Catholics” [2002], nos. 3-4). This decision, properly speaking, is not a sanction or a penalty. Nor is the minister of Holy Communion passing judgment on the person’s subjective guilt, but rather is reacting to the person’s public unworthiness to receive Holy Communion due to an objective situation of sin.

With regard to Joe Biden specifically, in an article at First Things, retired Archbishop Charles J. Chaput (pictured) of Philadelphia writes as follows:

"The implications for the present moment are clear. Public figures who identify as 'Catholic' give scandal to the faithful when receiving Communion by creating the impression that the moral laws of the Church are optional. And bishops give similar scandal by not speaking up publicly about the issue and danger of sacrilege. Thus it’s also worth revisiting the words of the Catechism of the Catholic Church on the evil—and the grave damage—of scandal:

2284.  Scandal is an attitude or behavior which leads another to do evil. The person who gives scandal becomes his neighbor's tempter. He damages virtue and integrity; he may even draw his brother into spiritual death. Scandal is a grave offense if by deed or omission another is deliberately led into a grave offense.
2286.  Scandal can be provoked by laws or institutions, by fashion or opinion. Therefore, they are guilty of scandal who establish laws or social structures leading to the decline of morals and the corruption of religious practice, or to “social conditions that, intentionally or not, make Christian conduct and obedience to the Commandments difficult and practically impossible.”  This is also true of business leaders who make rules encouraging fraud, teachers who provoke their children to anger, or manipulators of public opinion who turn it away from moral values.

"Those bishops who publicly indicate in advance that they will undertake their own dialogue with President-elect Joseph Biden and allow him Communion effectively undermine the work of the task force established at the November bishops’ conference meeting to deal precisely with this and related issues. This gives scandal to their brother bishops and priests, and to the many Catholics who struggle to stay faithful to Church teaching. It does damage to the bishops’ conference, to the meaning of collegiality, and to the fruitfulness of the conference’s advocacy work with the incoming administration."

And Archbishop Chaput adds the following:

"When bishops publicly announce their willingness to give Communion to Mr. Biden, without clearly teaching the gravity of his facilitating the evil of abortion (and his approval of same-sex relationships), they do a serious disservice to their brother bishops and their people. The reason is obvious. By his actions during the course of his public life, Mr. Biden has demonstrated that he is not in full communion with the Catholic Church. To his credit, he has championed many causes and issues that do serve the common good. However, many of his actions and words have also supported or smoothed the way for grave moral evils in our public life that have resulted in the destruction of millions of innocent lives. Mr. Biden has said that he will continue to advance those same policies as president, and thus should not receive Holy Communion. His stated intention requires a strong and consistent response from Church leaders and faithful."

Now THIS Is Really Something To Be Proud Of!


 

Some Of The Highlights From A Stirring Address!

Highlights rom President Trump's "farrell address today:

"I did not seek the easiest course; by far, it was actually the most difficult. I did not seek the path that would get the least criticism. I took on the tough battles, the hardest fights, the most difficult choices because that’s what you elected me to do. Your needs were my first and last unyielding focus. . . . 

". . .  the greatest danger we face is a loss of confidence in ourselves, a loss of confidence in our national greatness. A nation is only as strong as its spirit. We are only as dynamic as our pride. We are only as vibrant as the faith that beats in the hearts of our people.

"No nation can long thrive that loses faith in its own values, history, and heroes, for these are the very sources of our unity and our vitality.

"What has always allowed America to prevail and triumph over the great challenges of the past has been an unyielding and unashamed conviction in the nobility of our country and its unique purpose in history. We must never lose this conviction. We must never forsake our belief in America. . . .

"Only if we forget who we are, and how we got here, could we ever allow political censorship and blacklisting to take place in America. It’s not even thinkable. Shutting down free and open debate violates our core values and most enduring traditions.
In America, we don’t insist on absolute conformity or enforce rigid orthodoxies and punitive speech codes. We just don’t do that. America is not a timid nation of tame souls who need to be sheltered and protected from those with whom we disagree. That’s not who we are. It will never be who we are. . . . 

"As I think back on the past four years, one image rises in my mind above all others. Whenever I traveled all along the motorcade route, there were thousands and thousands of people. They came out with their families so that they could stand as we passed, and proudly wave our great American flag. It never failed to deeply move me. I knew that they did not just come out to show their support of me; they came out to show me their support and love for our country. . . . 

"I want you to know that the movement we started is only just beginning. There’s never been anything like it. The belief that a nation must serve its citizens will not dwindle but instead only grow stronger by the day."

A 'Farewell' Address? That's For YOU To Decide

 

Monday, January 18, 2021

The Mayhem: Never Before Seen, From 1/20/17

From Gateway Pundit

"Documentary film crew releases dramatic, never before seen footage of the 2017 Inauguration riots. The footage was gathered as part of an ongoing documentary about the fight for dominance playing out between establishment and independent news organizations." Be sure to watch the whole thing!

Farewell From Gracious And Elegant First Lady

 

As History Unfolds Before Us, Remember . . .

 

Sunday, January 17, 2021

They're Out To SILENCE Conservative Voices!

A REALLY Good Question Posed Here . . .

 

How (And Where) NJ Vaccine Rollout Is Failing

 


The following is reprinted with permission from our friends at Save Jersey:
By Matt Rooney

Governor Murphy’s incompetent social justice-driven COVID-19 decisions are raising eyebrows and killing the most vulnerable across New Jersey’s 21 counties, Save Jerseyans.

But I think it’s an underdiscussed point that his vaccine “strategy” isn’t simply failing the obvious populations (notably the eldlery and LTC patients) but its also under-serving his own base residing in some of the state’s most coronavirus-vulnerable communities.

Our friend the Woke Zombie tweeted a graph on Friday of the percentage of the population vaccinated in each county to date. There’s a definite pattern:

Populous, diverse and dense “blue” counties under Democrat control for many years, and in some cases decades – Hudson (#21), Mercer (#20), Union (#18), Passaic (#16), Middlesex (#15), and Essex (#13) – are all in the bottom half. The media and leftwing politicians routinely cite studies showing Hispanic and black communities are harder hit by COVID-19 than the general population. Black Americans are being vaccinated at a lower rate than whites. Some hardcore leftists and academics have even suggested it’s important to prioritizeby race.

Let’s accept – for the sake of argument – that a non-racially neutral vaccine strategy is ethical and appropriate (the situation is obviously far more complicated in reality, but holding Democrats to reality is always a challenge).

What is Phil “Woke Even If We Go Broke” Murphy doing about it?

Not much based upon the available numbers thus far, folks.

At its current pace of about 1,000 vaccine per day, it would take Essex County (home of Newark) over two years to vaccinate the entire population. Experts don’t think everyone needs the shot to achieve herd immunity but this napkin math illustrates the challenge ahead – and how far short the Murphy Administration is falling. 

The Most Important Words Written Recently

 “Violence” is speech when committed by Black Lives Matter, and “speech” is violence when it comes from Trumpers. 

-Michael Goodwin, writing in the NY Post.


A Fine And Decent Man With A Good Suggestion


 

But of course it's unlikely that the new administration will take heed. HIGHLY unlikely! Elections have consequencs.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Murphy Prioritizes Smokers, Enrages Legislator


The following is from our friends at Save Jersey, reprinted with permission:

Assemblyman Brian Bergen (R-25) was among the public officials who expressed outrage this week concerning the Murphy Administration’s continued strange priorities when it comes to who gets vaccinated and when.

The latest: on Wednesday, the Democrat regime decided that the state’s 116,000 public school teachers are eligible ahead of smokers for early vaccination.

“I am appalled that the Murphy administration would prioritize people who make the life choice to smoke cigarettes to receive the vaccine before our teachers and daycare employees on the front lines every day,” said Bergen, a self-professed former smoker. “I know how hard it is to quit and how serious the health effects of smoking can be. With that said, it is a personal choice to smoke and people should not get ahead in line for a vaccine because they chose a lifestyle that puts them at a higher risk.”

New Jersey has the nation’s worst COVID-19 death rate but consistently ranks in the bottom 50% of states for the percentage of vaccines doses in its possession which have been distributed.

Late in 2020, the Murphy Administration began vaccinating prisoners ahead of some veterans home residents. The deaths at one North Jersey state-run home is currently the subject of a grand jury probe.