Tuesday, June 15, 2021

ALERT: President Trump Will Go To The Border

- June 15, 2021 - 

Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President 

of the United States of America

I have accepted the invitation of Texas Governor Greg Abbott to join him on an official visit to our Nation’s decimated Southern Border on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. 


The Biden Administration inherited from me the strongest, safest, and most secure border in U.S history and in mere weeks they turned it into the single worst border crisis in U.S history. It’s an unmitigated disaster zone. 


We went from detain-and-remove to catch-and-release. We went from having border security that was the envy of the world to a lawless border that is now pitied around the world. Biden and Harris have handed control of our border over to cartels, criminals, and coyotes. Drug dealers, MS-13 gang members, human smugglers, sex traffickers, and the criminal elements of the world now have free reign. Hospitals and schools are getting crushed and public health is being sacrificed all in service of a radical left anti-borders agenda. Our brave border agents and courageous ICE officers have been illegally stopped from doing their jobs. Our Nation is now one giant sanctuary city where even dangerous criminals are being cut loose and set free inside the U.S interior on a daily basis.


If this weren’t bad enough, Biden and Harris won’t even tour the scenes of the wreckage they created, or come down and visit with the Border Patrol and ICE heroes risking their lives to defend our Nation at a time when the White House is doing everything it can to make their job totally impossible. 


What Biden and Harris have done, and are continuing to do on our border, is a grave and willful dereliction of duty.


My visit will hopefully shine a spotlight on these crimes against our Nation—and show the incredible people of ICE and Border Patrol that they have our unshakeable support.


Media credentialing information will be provided at a later date.

Catholics To Biden: Don't Take Holy Communion!



Following is a very important message from Catholic Vote:


We just released a new poll on Catholics, public officials, and the Eucharist.


The media is already reporting the fascinating findings.

But I wanted you to get the full story.


As you know, the U.S. bishops are set to meet (virtually), starting tomorrow. Among the many topics on their agenda, they will be debating whether or not to move forward with drafting a document to renew respect for the richness and beauty of the Holy Eucharist. This includes the obvious question: whether prominent public officials who advocate for policies in direct contradiction of the Church ought to receive Communion.


I hired a professional polling firm to ask several questions of Mass-attendingCatholics. 


The results are encouraging -- and should provide insights for the Bishops’ discussion this week. 


The survey revealed that 83% of Mass-attending Catholics agreed that the bishops should publicly defend all Catholic teachings. Just 6% disagreed. When asked if bishops should teach on matters of faith and morals, 90% agreed -- with only 2% opposed.


The survey also asked Mass-attending Catholics if they agreed that Catholic public officials who disagree with the Church on serious or grave matters “create confusion and disunity.” A whopping 83% of Mass-attending Catholics agreed that these public officials cause confusion and disunity. Just 7% disagreed. 


And then there’s this:


74% of Catholics believe that Catholic public officials who disagree with their Church on serious or grave matters should avoid creating confusion and disunity by not presenting themselves for Communion. 


Just 10% disagreed. 


Other key findings include: 

  • 91% were excited to go back to Mass after churches reopen.
  • 88% believe it is important for Catholic bishops to teach and lead others in matters of the faith, including those who are public officials and other people in influential or powerful positions. 
  • 87% believe it is important for Catholic bishops to teach and lead others in matters of the faith, including those who may disagree with the Church on fundamental issues. 
  • 82% believe public officials who identify as Catholic but openly advocate for policies hostile to Church teaching are hypocritical. 


You can view the full poll results here.


THE KEY: we only surveyed Catholics who attend Mass at least once a week, or monthly. 


Too often polling of “Catholics” includes any self-described Catholic. To be sure, all those who are baptized are our brothers and sisters in the Faith. But when it comes to understanding Catholic opinion, Catholics who still practice the Faith are who really matters. These are Catholics who are raising their kids in the faith, who financially support the Church, and who engage in parish ministries.


They are the future of the Church -- and they are the Catholic people our Bishops should be paying attention to.


I realize some skeptics will question these results. So here’s the kicker: the same poll respondents gave President Biden a 56% approval rating -- right in line with other national surveys.


In sum, a slim majority of Catholics are generally happy with President Biden (for now). 


Yet a massive majority believe he is causing confusion and disunity -- and should not receive communion.


Finally, the poll findings are clear: Catholics want their bishops to lead. 


Brian Birch, President, www.catholicvote.org


P.S. I want to especially thank our CV Champions whose monthly support makes all that we do at CatholicVote possible, including this important new poll.  To learn more about becoming a member of the Champions Club, click here.

A Truly Phenomenal Move Toward UNITY! Avanti!

In just four months’ time, the Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations held two historic National Summit Meetings — NIAS One on Feb. 20 and NIAS Two on June 12 — which outlined the pressing issues facing our community and the emerging solutions to address them. 

More than 400 Italian American organizations, clubs and lodges participated in the Summits, a number that far exceeded our expectations and reflects the grass roots activism that is alive and well in our community. 

During NIAS One, we assembled six Committees: Reconnecting with Our Youth, Charitable Activities, Museums and Cultural Institutions, Italian Language, Public Policy and Save Columbus to achieve several key initiatives —

1.) Unifying our groups to achieve common goals
2.) Developing 21 st -century strategies that seek to engage and recruit younger members
3.) Fighting to preserve Columbus through legal and advocacy efforts

During NIAS Two, the Committees offered their updates, and the reports were highly encouraging. 

  • N.Y. Congressman Tom Suozzi announced that he co-sponsored two new pieces of legislation in the House — one that will seek an apology from U.S. leadership for the internment of Italians during WWII, and one that will urge the U.S. Department of Education to fill students’ textbooks with Italian American history.
  • The Conference of Presidents came together to raise $100,000 to fund the federal Columbus lawsuit in Philadelphia.
  • A targeted marketing campaign is underway to place more U.S. students in Italian language classes. 
  • Under the guidance of John Viola, we’ve introduced a comprehensive plan to engage and attract younger Italian Americans to our initiatives.
  • Chief Minister Maurizio Greganti, the highest-ranking official at the Italian embassy, pledged his support of our efforts.

“Our goal is to create a spirit of national unity among all Italian American organizations to preserve and promote our storied heritage,” said Basil M. Russo, who was handpicked to lead the Conference of Presidents last fall. “These landmark Summits are unprecedented, and they offer a glimpse at a stronger Italian America that is built on collaboration and mutual support. This is just the beginning, and our planning for NIAS Three is underway!” 
Watch the 2nd National Italian American Summit Meeting here:

The 2nd National Italian American Summit Meeting (NIAS Two)
About the Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations (COPOMIAO.org ):

COPOMIAO, based in New York City, is a coalition of leaders from the 48 largest and most influential IA groups, and we’re here to preserve and promote our impactful culture for today’s generations, and tomorrow’s.
About our President, and his family: 

Basil M. Russo  (Patriarch)
As President of the Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations, ( COPOMIAO.org ):
  • Initiated the largest gathering of Italian American leaders in history with the first National Italian American Summit Meeting held Feb. 20, 2021, with 354 organizations in attendance. Its mission: to create a spirit of national unity among Italian Americans to better preserve our history and heritage.
  • Built COPOMIAO into the national voice for all Italian Americans by uniting 48 major Italian American organizations from throughout the country.
As President of the Italian Sons and Daughters of America, ( OrderISDA.org ):
  • Created an Italian American website and social media platforms that engage more than 3 million readers and followers annually.
  • Grew ISDA’s Fraternal Association member assets from $62 million to $225 million over six years, making ISDA among the most financially secure, not-for-profit Italian American organizations in the U.S.
Patricia E. Russo  (Matriarch)
  • Serves as Executive Editor of La Nostra Voce, ISDA’s national Italian American newspaper.
  • A Founder and Board Member of the Italian American Museum of Cleveland. 
Anthony and Joe Russo  (Sons) 
  • Internationally acclaimed directors, writers and producers who hold the distinction of having directed the highest grossing film in history, Avengers: Endgame. 
  • Founded the Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum, which awards multiple grants to filmmakers each year who create movies that explore the IA experience in a positive way for the benefit of present and future generations.
Gabriella Rosalina and Angela Russo-Otstot  (Daughters)
  • Gabriella, an attorney, worked with her father to create the Ohio ISDA Community Foundation, Inc. which provides grants for many Italian American groups and causes dedicated to preserving our heritage. 
  • Angela, President of Creative at AGBO Studios in Hollywood, serves as chairwoman of the Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum grant selection committee.

Monday, June 14, 2021

Joe Says The Queen 'Reminds Me Of My Mother'


Joe Disoriented, Quickly Led Away By Jill


Happiest Birthday Wishes To President Trump!


What The Hell Happened To Wegman's

When it was first announced that Wegman's was opening one of their distinctive supermarkets in these parts there was unbridled glee. People were so excited that legend has it some of them camped out in the store's parking lot the night before the grand opening so they could be among the first to treat themselves to the Wegman's experience.

And what an experience it was! A huge array of foodstuffs beckoned them: incredibly fresh fruit and produce all beautifully displayed and clearly marked; a vast individually prepared take out food section; a self-serve take-out area; a sit down eating section overlooking the entire supermarket floor; a galaxy of cheeses, olives and similar fare; a deli, sub shop, pizza parlor, coffee bar, bakery, florist and so much more. The store regularly introduced customers to new culinary treats along with demonstrations and instructions on how to cook certain dishes. And the variety of products and brands was staggering. Plus, if you couldn't find what you wanted they had an attentive and superbly staffed customer services center that would find it for you or make sure the store began to stock it just for you! It was a paradise for foodies.

But today's Cherry Hill Wegman's pales by comparison. Oh sure, lots of people will blame the COVID lockdown and all that went with it. And others will cite today's ubiquitous staffing shortages. But our Wegman's started losing its edge long before that. The store seemed to cut back on staffing quite some time ago. The number of brands and product selections began to shrink. Whole sections were redesigned to feature cumbersome bulk sales items. More exotic or less popular food items began to disappear.  Parts of the sit down eating area were cordoned off or closed completely. The whole lunch or dinner to go section seems to have pretty much disappeared. Again, this was pre-COVID. And, if you asked about such things, you never really got a direct answer. 

Today, no one knows if the dinner plates prepared just for you will ever come back. Ditto, the self-service prepared food-to-go area. Within the supermarket section, whole shelf areas are often depleted or empty. Things are shuffled around frequently Finding a staffer to answer a question or direct you to the right area can be difficult. 

And here;'s the rub: I've been to other Wegman's stores that are a lot spiffier and offer much more in the way of selection, specialized services, features and accommodations. Not here. Not now. Not in Cherry Hill. We're getting less and less, not more.

Excuse me for suspecting that the whole operation has become hopelessly bottom-line oriented: Cater to the masses; get 'em in, get 'em out; to hell with anything that's even a bit more specialized. Now, if you think this has automatically sent me rushing into the arms of the nearby Whole Foods (aka "Whole Wallet") you'd be wrong. I'm not and never will be a sucker for Bezosland. No way!

I have found another supermarket -- a place with a huge selection, lots of different choices and brands, plenty of knowledgeable and cheerful staff on the floor to help you, honest, competitive pricing and surprising food offerings I might have never known about it. Even the in-house brands that this place offers are good! And the management is local, hands-on and grateful for your patronage. Maybe you've found this place too. If so, you no longer have to ask: "What the hell happened to Wegman's?" Instead you can just simply wave BuhhhBYE and be on your merry way!

Just In Case You've Forgotten The Difference


The World Is Watching, And It's NOT Good!

In Honor Of Flag Day, 2021


The American flag was born on this day in 1777. This is a day to remember to honor the flag, respect it, hold it high, revere it and never, ever forget those who fought for it and those who perished defending it and what it stands for.

Sunday, June 13, 2021

The Challenges Now Facing Naftali Bennett

Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) President Morton A. Klein released the following statement:
The ZOA congratulates my friend and ZOA’s friend, Yamina (Right) party leader Naftali Bennett, on becoming Prime Minister of the Jewish State of Israel, and our friends Gideon Sa’ar and Ayelet Shaked on their anticipated important roles in a new coalition government. Nevertheless, we do have serious concerns.  
We ZOA-ers have a wonderful and special remembrance that at ZOA’s 2016 Gala Dinner, then-Minister of Education and Diaspora Affairs Naftali Bennett quoted a statement by Jewish leader Simon the Hasmonean from over 2,000 years ago: “We did not take a foreign land and did not rule the property of strangers; rather, the land of our fathers was taken unjustly, and now that we have the opportunity, we have returned it to ourselves.” Minister Bennett then added that “one cannot occupy his own home,” as 1,200 ZOA Gala attendees wildly cheered and applauded.
We hope and pray that—despite the far-left wing, anti-religious (Meretz) and Arab-Muslim Brotherhood offshoot (Ra’am) partners in his new coalition—that in his new post, Prime Minister Bennett will (1) uphold his powerfully accurate view that creating a Palestinian Arab terrorist state would be a major danger for Israel; (2) further his staunch and appropriate support for Jewish communities in the Jewish homelands of Judea/Samaria; and (3) continue to oppose any hint of freezing the building of Jewish homes anywhere.
PM Bennett has a moral duty to promote the rational right-of-center agenda that his party and the majority of the Israeli electorate voted for, despite some of his diverse ruling coalition’s left wing, naive positions and unfortunate aversion to Judaism.
Thankfully, virtually all of the members of the new coalition support doing everything necessary to keep the terrorist, Jew-hating, America-hating, genocidal Islamic Republic of Iran from ever developing nuclear weapons, including by opposing the catastrophic Iran deal.
We wish Prime Minister Bennett well on navigating the serious issues that Israel faces, including dealing with U.S. President Biden’s numerous hostile-to-Israel appointments; Biden’s efforts to re-enter the catastrophic Obama Iran deal; Biden’s strong efforts to establish a Palestinian Arab terror state; Biden’s funding of the Palestinian Authority terrorist regime; the newly-energized terrorist Hamas regime which is openly committed to destroying Israel and murdering all Jews; the Palestinian Authority’s refusal to even negotiate, while the PA continues to pay Arabs to murder Jews; the outrageous antisemitic ICC investigation of Israel; the economy after recovering from the Chinese virus; and the new danger of disloyal antisemitic Israeli Arabs physically and verbally attacking their innocent Israeli Jewish neighbors, burning synagogues and Jewish schools, breaking into Jewish homes, and destroying Jewish-owned cars and apartment buildings.
ZOA is deeply concerned that the treasonous Israeli Arab Islamic party Ra’am is included in the new ruling coalition. Ra’am opposes Israel as a Jewish state; opposes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital; opposes the Abraham Accords; calls for a so-called Arab “right of return” to overrun Israel; and calls Zionism racism. In 2019, Ra’am Member of Knesset Walid Taha sided with Hamas over Israel, by accusing Israel of an “aggressive” “policy of escalation” for defending itself against Hamas attempts to breach the border and murder Israelis. And only today, Ra’am leader Mansour Abbas threateningly proclaimed, only in Arabic, that his party “would return the lands which were appropriated and taken from our [Arab] people. This is a national act of the highest order.” While in Hebrew he made remarks attempting to falsely assure and comfort Israeli Jews. Ra’am’s four Knesset members in a coalition, holding only 61 seats out of 120, are capable of and could threaten to bring down the new governing coalition any time Israel strongly defends, (in a stronger way that Ra’am may object to,) the Israeli public against rockets and other attacks by Hezbollah, Hamas, or Iran.
The far-left wing Meretz’s six MKs may likewise bring down the new government, and will be an enormous challenge to deal with. For instance, on May 18, Meretz chairwoman Tamar Zandberg resubmitted her absurd, anti-religious proposed legislation to criminalize and send to jail Chabad members for Jewish outreach efforts, such as offering young Jews an opportunity to put on tefillin.
We at the Zionist Organization of America extend our best wishes to Prime Minister Naphtali Bennett—B’Hatzlacha—for every success in dealing with the challenges ahead that Israel faces. 

Are They 'Ripping Off' America? YOU Decide!

Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America

“…I think it's great to have a US President part of the club and very willing to cooperate," said French President Emmanuel Macron.


This was a quote by the President of France. He and many other Leaders before him, in France and throughout Europe, were ripping off the United States like never before. We were treated very unfairly with horrible trade deals, and paying for a large portion of their defense. They were taking advantage of the United States and therefore, of course, they like Biden because now they will be allowed to return to their old ways of ripping off our Country. If I were a leader of these countries, I too would like Biden far better than President Trump. They will now get very rich off the United States just like they have in the past until a change is made. I am for AMERICA FIRST! 

Again And Again, We're Losing, They're Gaining

Look at this graft from Garden State Initiative. It shows how New Jersey is losing Fortune 500 companies while another state (in this case Massachusetts) is gaining. Over and over, we're losing business to one state after another. The business drain is hurting New Jersey. We just don't have a friendly business economic policy in this state!

Remembering St. Anthony On His Special Day!