Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Frontier passenger allegedly touched 2 flight attendants breasts, then screamed his parents are worth $2 million, before punching a flight attendant. Frontier suspended the crew for duct taping the passenger to his seat as they landed in Miami. 22 yr old Max Berry is in custody. pic.twitter.com/4xS9Rwvafx— Sam Sweeney (@SweeneyABC) August 3, 2021
Monday, August 2, 2021
A hugely successful state senator who won again and again in a sprawling suburban district, Diane Allen is a proven vote getter. Like Jack himself, she knows how to win over independents and Democrats. She's demonstrated that over and over. And, in New Jersey, let's face it: you've got to do that to win and you've got to WIN to govern. Let me repeat this: Republicans can't run the state until they WIN the state. And Diane Allen knows how to win.
I've known Diane Allen for a long time. I met her years ago when I worked in public relations in Philadelphia and she was a journalist and television news anchor. She's a true trailblazer. She rose to the top -- first in journalism and then in politics -- at a time when both those professions were totally male dominated. She did it by being smart, savvy, hard-working, tenacious, sensible and goal oriented.
Diane Allen is not an ideologue. She's a doer, a bridge-builder and a common-sense problem solver. And here's one of the most important things; she knows how to relate to ordinary people. She relates to them and their everyday problems. She understands their aspirations, their frustrations, their needs and concerns. And, being a lifelong professional communicator, she knows how to talk to people in clear, concise, everyday language.
Diane Allen will be a real partner with Jack Ciattarelli. They will work as a genuine team. Be sure of this: Diane Allen wouldn't be doing this is she wasn't sure she would be a full partner. And she wouldn't be doing this unless she thought she could win. Remember: at this point in her life and her career, she doesn't need this. She's done it all. She's doing this because she wants to to it, because she obviously believes in Jack and because she loves this state. And isn't it wonderful that Jack is the kind of guy who welcomes a strong, smart, sensible woman as his working partner? Isn't that the kind of governor and the kind of leader we want?
This is also great news for South Jersey because Diane Allen will be a big draw here in the suburban Philadelphia market where she is not only instantly recognized but actually beloved. She will give the ticket a big boost in Burlington County (which is key) and her drawing power will extend all the way to the Jersey Cape and even into border counties like Monmouth and Ocean.
Senator Allen also brings a bit of media goodwill with her. The media respect and admire her and that certainly won't hurt the ticket.
Plus, this woman has a reputation for integrity that is unmatched. There's never been even a hint of impropriety attached to her. Never! That's rare indeed in New Jersey politics.
The choice of Diane Allen speaks well of Jack Ciattarelli and gives us the best of New Jersey Republicanism. It signals a capacious, welcoming party that hears the people of New Jersey; that understands their hopes; that cares about their concerns and embraces their dreams. This gives us an action-motivated, can do team that's not only ready to fix our state but that's fully equipped to get to work on on day one.
This is a magnificent choice!
🚨🚨🚨 NEW REPORT ➡️ The violence against the brave men and women of law enforcement continues. Ambush-Style Attacks on officers are up +126% from 2020 (YTD). So far this year:— National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) (@GLFOP) August 2, 2021
⚠️ 185 Officers Shot
⚠️ 35 Officers Killed by Gunfire
⚠️ 67 Officers Shot in 52 Ambush-Style Attacks pic.twitter.com/4rK28VI5Kj
New Jersey state Senator Kristin Corrado today called on the Murphy Administration and Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo of the troubled New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development to address systemic failings within the department after a scathing evaluation by University of Chicago researchers.
In a comprehensive review of all 50 states, the team released a report Friday concluding that New Jersey is the worst state in the nation for residents seeking assistance with unemployment insurance and other programs.
“Unfortunately, I could have told them that without conducting the survey,” said Corrado (R-40). “New Jersey is the bottom of the barrel. It’s a disgrace, an embarrassment. Clearly the labor department’s priorities are coming up short, and New Jersey residents are suffering because of it.”
Researchers tested the response rates of each state, conducting a sampling of 2,000 calls for assistance. In New Jersey, less than 20 percent of those calls reached labor department representatives.
Every other state performed better, and researchers cited several states where more than 80 percent of calls were handled adequately.
“Those states have endured the same COVID-related hardships and challenges, but the results are dramatically different,” the Senator said.
“I have said it before: If the Department of Labor was a business, they would be out of business. This study proves what millions of people across New Jersey already knew. The department’s performance has been, and continues to be, abysmal,” continued Corrado.
“After almost a year and a half of sub-standard performance, it is time to re-evaluate procedures and do whatever is necessary to clean up the mess,” said Corrado.
Months ago, the Senator called on the Department of Labor and the Murphy administration to open unemployment offices for in-person sessions so unemployed workers can have their claims settled, and introduced legislation requiring the New Jersey’s walk-in unemployment offices, closed since the start of the pandemic, to reopen immediately.
“It’s an undeniable fact that New Jersey’s unemployment system continues to fail thousands of people who have been unable to resolve claims over the phone or through the website,” Corrado said in a release announcing the bill.
“Even with expanded call centers, people get stuck in an endless loop where they’re bounced around and nobody takes responsibility for resolving their claim. It’s a lot harder to do nothing when the person who needs help is sitting in a chair in front of you. That’s why we’ve been pushing so hard to force Governor Murphy to reopen government offices that serve the public.”
Now, as many residents have returned to work, unemployment fraud has become an unmanageable problem for the labor department.
“We have received hundreds of calls from constituents who remained on the job throughout the pandemic but discovered their identities had been hacked to place fraudulent claims,” Corrado said. “They are dismayed and angry when they learn they can’t call a number to report the fraud, and they will have to jump through hoops on the Department of Labor web site.
“New Jersey residents deserve better, and it is up to the Governor and the commissioner to figure out what other states are doing and make it happen here.”
We're so tired of all the mask BS and we hate having to run this but what the hell . . . . MORE contraditcions!
Joe Biden’s top covid advisor just went on CNN and admitted the masks people are wearing don’t work against covid. As I’ve been saying, this is all just cosmetic theater. pic.twitter.com/bB58Up5GXN— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) August 2, 2021