Friday, November 30, 2018

Graphic! NFL Player In Video Brutalizing Woman

TMZ has aired this video which it says shows Kansas City Chief's NFL star Kareem Hunt brutalizing and kicking a woman.
TMZ reports as follows:
TMZ Sports has obtained video of Kansas City Chiefs star running back Kareem Hunt shoving, bull-rushing and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel back in February.

Kareem has not missed a single game this season despite the incident happening MONTHS before the 2018 NFL season kicked off ... and team CEO Clark Hunt publicly stated in August he doubted Hunt would be suspended.
In the video, Hunt is seen arguing with a 19-year-old woman outside of his room at The Metropolitan at the 9 at 3:22 AM on February 10, 2018.

Hunt turns a corner and confronts the woman, shoving her hard. The woman strikes him back in the face ... and that's when Hunt goes berserk.
As friends try to hold him back, the 2017 Pro Bowler -- who led the league in rushing yards -- explodes and knocks one of his friends into the woman ... who both go flying into a wall.
Read the full story here.

Risking The Safety Of Millions In NJ - Senseless!

New Jersey State Senator Jim Holzapfel and State Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and Assemblyman Dave Wolfe (all R-Ocean) issued the following statement in response to New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal’s sweeping immigration order to limit the ways in which state and local law enforcement officers are permitted to cooperate with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.

“Attorney General Grewal’s ill-conceived order is a dangerous political statement that jeopardizes the safety of millions of our residents,” Senator Holzapfel (R-10) stated. “New Jersey is a diverse and welcoming state, but without the cooperation of state and local police, individuals who should be taken off our streets will still be able to disregard the law. For the sake of the hardworking residents who live here legally, I am urging Attorney General Grewal to rethink this drastic action immediately.”

The new directive, which was announced on Nov. 29, forbids county jails from honoring certain ICE detainer requests, such as asking local police to hold people who are arrested for minor crimes and suspected of being in the country unlawfully. The AG’s new guidelines also state that detainers can be honored only if they come with a judicial warrant.

The legislators noted that if New Jersey becomes a “sanctuary state,” as Governor Murphy has previously pledged, New Jersey could be at risk of losing millions of dollars in federal funding.

“We don’t want to do anything that is contrary to federal law,” Assemblyman Wolfe (R-10) added. “This is America. You can’t pick and choose which laws you want to follow. New Jersey should be a tolerant place for people of all backgrounds, but that doesn’t mean we should violate the law or stop hardworking immigration officials from doing their jobs.”

“This initiative places undocumented immigrants above the millions of residents who are living here legally,” Assemblyman McGuckin said. “It creates a costly haven for those who have broken the law and are looking to evade deportation. Governor Murphy just spent $2.1 million to provide free lawyers to illegal immigrants, while cutting school funding in Brick, Toms River and Manchester. Enough. This administration must stop wasting money and putting legal citizens in New Jersey at risk. We won’t stay silent and allow Governor Murphy to turn New Jersey into a sanctuary state.”

The Sheriff Who Rode Into Town To Tame The Beasts

From Victor Davis Hanson in National Review:

"Two years ago, as the 2016 election approached, neither party seemed to have an answer to lots of seemingly insolvable issues: ten years of a stagnant economy, when we failed to achieve the old standard of 3 percent annualized GDP growth; a dangerously open border and massive illegal immigration; serial optional, costly, and indecisive military misadventures abroad; an increasingly defiant, lawless, and ascendant China; a fossilized NATO alliance unwilling to meet its investment commitments; a deindustrialized and written-off red-state interior; identity-politics tribalism as the new norm; and a deer-in-the-headlights impotent political class.

"To the degree that either party offered possible solutions, the establishment, like the wary sodbusters, seemed to think that they were even worse than the original problems, whether those solutions meant systematic deregulation, a Neanderthal border wall, less utopian internationalism and more self-interested nationalism, offending Europeans, dreaded tariffs, a taboo interest in the plight of the white lower-middle class, or an ossified idea that immigration should be legal, diverse, measured, and meritocratic.

"In early 2015, it looked as though Republicans would nominate the third Bush, Jeb, against the Democrats’ second Clinton, Hillary. In some sense, the public could neither win nor lose: There was little risk that either likely nominee would as president disrupt the status quo, and yet the status quo was also slowly ossifying America."

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

This Chart Will Amaze And Alarm You!

Christmas Debuts Amidst 'American Treasures'

Christmas at the White House

Yesterday, First Lady Melania Trump unveiled the 2018 Christmas decorations at the White House. This year’s theme, fittingly called “American Treasures,” brings a spirit of patriotism to the holiday by honoring the unique heritage of our Nation.

“This is a joyous time of year when we decorate the White House for the Christmas Season,” the First Lady said. “Thank you to the many volunteers and staff who worked hard to decorate the halls of the People’s House in Christmas cheer. On behalf of my family, we wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.”

The White House will host more than 100 open houses, many receptions, and more than 30,000 people on public tours this holiday season.

This morning, the First Lady joined Second Lady Karen Pence to kick off the “season of giving” by volunteering their time at the American Red Cross in Washington, D.C. Joined by spouses of both Cabinet officials and military service members, they assembled care packages for American troops currently stationed abroad.  

Watch the First Lady unveil the 2018 White House Christmas decorations.

The story: Behind this year’s Christmas theme, “American Treasures”

Criminal justice reform, Texas style

In Mississippi yesterday, President Trump explained his support for the FIRST STEP Act, a bill that will bring much-needed reform to America’s prison system.

“I think we all want the same thing,” the President said. “We want safer communities. We want people to have better opportunities and a better life.” The legislation, which is drawing strong bipartisan support, would enact reasonable sentencing reforms to ensure fairness while keeping the most dangerous criminals off the street. “Tough on crime but also smart on crime,” President Trump calls it.

“A lot of great places” have done criminal justice reform at the state level, he added, including Texas, Kentucky, and Georgia. “You know, you think of Texas as a tough law-and-order state, and they’ve done it . . . and in Georgia, where the Governor has been speaking about it like it’s almost a miracle.”

Kushner and Philipson: How to fix an expensive, ineffective system

WatchPresident Trump’s Mississippi roundtable on the FIRST STEP Act

Photo of the Day

Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks 
First Lady Melania Trump helps volunteers assemble military comfort kits for deployed American troops at the American Red Cross Headquarters in Washington, D.C.  | November 27, 2018

Gracious, Beautiful And Always Engaged . . .

In The End, It Wasn't Even Close!

Election results 

53.9%Cindy Hyde-Smith*GOP474,471
46.1%Mike EspyDem405,486
The media wanted you to think this was a highly-contested election. It wasn't. In fact, it wasn't even close -- ever. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith now becomes the first woman elected to Congress from Mississippi. And she won easily, giving the GOP solid control of the Senate with a 53-47 majority!
Congratulations, Senator Hyde-Smith!

A Question You May Want To Ask . . .

Christmas Classics: How Many Make YOUR List?

Christmas movies, music, plays -- all have a special allure. And many of them are perennials. They return again and again. They're become classics -- and with good reason. They simply have a timeless quality that makes us look forward to them year after year.

Here are more of our favorite Christmas classics:

1) Have A Holly Jolly Christmas - The original version of this tune by Burl Ives is still the best!

2) I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - The Jimmy Boyd original is tops! It reached number One on the Billboard charts in 1952, and on the Cash Box magazine chart at the beginning of the following year. The song was commissioned by Neiman Marcus to promote their Christmas card for the year, which featured an original sketch by artist Perry Barlow, who drew for the New Yorker magazine for many decades.

3) Christmas Time's A 'Comin (and I know I'm goin home) - Don't settle for anything less than the Bill Monroe bluegrass version. It will touch your heart.

4) It's A Wonderful Life - If you miss this classic Frank Capra Christmas movie, you've missed Christmas itself! In fact, many consider this to be the best Christmas movie ever made.

5) A Christmas Carol - Watch ONLY the black and white 1951 movie version (pictured above of this classic tale starring Alistair Sim. Sim really defined Scrooge for generations. No others can match this depiction.

6) The I Love Lucy Christmas shows. CBS still broadcasts these which feature three Santas on Christmas eve as well as a over-trimmed tree that rivals Charlie Brown's puny version.

Christmas reached a sort of zenith in America in the 1950s. It was a glorious time for home, family and Christmas. Maybe it was the aftermath of the war and the prosperity that followed that made everything so Christmasy.
Or maybe it was just those crazy 50s novelty songs, all that sentimentality and brave new inventions like spray snow and angel hair that made the difference. Who knows?
But, wait -- we have to expand our list just a bit.

Here are a few non-1950s favorites:

1) Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas - This Muppets Christmas TV event is a heart-tugger and remains true to the Christmas spirit -- a childhood favorite that carries on into adulthood.

2) A Charlie Brown Christmas - Surprisingly meaningful, if not downright religious. The music, the meaning, the simple, heartfelt animation and the distinct characters all make it super-special.

3) Home Alone - The first movie (not the sequel) is still the best. The whole story revolves around Christmas.

4) O. Henry's The Gift of the Magi. about a young couple who are short of money but desperately want to buy each other Christmas gifts. Unbeknownst to Jim, Della sells her most valuable possession, her beautiful hair, in order to buy a platinum fob chain for Jim's watch; while unbeknownst to Della, Jim sells his own most valuable possession, his watch, to buy jeweled combs for Della's hair. The essential premise of this story has been copied, re-worked, parodied, and otherwise re-told countless times in the century since it was written.

5) Christmas In Connecticut. Though it has been revived in an updated version with Dyan Cannon and yet again since then, the original film with Barbara Stanwyck and Sydney Greenstreet remains great fun.

NJ Has The WORST Rating Imaginable!

From our friends at Save Jersey, reprinted with permission:
Pew Charitable Trusts took a look at the budget practices of all 50 U.S. states over the course of the last 15 years and, to the surprise of no one, Save Jerseyans, New Jersey once again found itself with a dubious distinction. 
Here’s the gist of it:
“A look beyond states’ budgets at a fuller accounting of their financial activities shows that New Jersey has accumulated the largest gap between its revenue and annual bills. Between fiscal 2003 and 2017, it took in enough to cover just 91.3 percent of its expenses—the smallest percentage of any state. Meanwhile, Alaska collected 135.9 percent, yielding the largest surplus.”
New Jersey is in last place (50th) for states raising sufficient revenue to cover what it spends according to the Pew analysis released last week.
Click here to view the full report.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Christmas Around The World? It 's Right At Home!

For this Cherry Hill couple, Christmas means bringing the whole world into their home. Their story (on The Advocates with Dan Cirucci) will delight and inspire you. Click here to watch and enjoy!

The Perilous Situation At America's Border

Yesterday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents and officers effectively and professionally managed an extremely dangerous situation involving more than 1,000 individuals who sought to enter the United States illegally.

CBP was forced to close the San Ysidro Port of Entry (POE) near San Diego, California, to ensure public safety and security. The POE remained closed for about 5 hours. After attempting and being prevented from entering, a group of migrants tried to breach legacy border fence infrastructure and sought to harm CBP personnel by throwing projectiles. 

Four agents were struck by projectiles—most likely rocks—but were wearing protective gear and did not suffer serious injuries.

As they dispersed a violent crowd, CBP made more than 60 arrests. Of the thousand or so protestors involved, only a handful of minors were present. The vast majority of participants were single male adults.

Both American and Mexican officials say these actions are not consistent with peaceful asylum seekers. On Friday, Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum declared a humanitarian crisis in his city, which he said was struggling to accommodate the influx. “No city in the world is prepared to receive this,” he said.

U.S. Border Patrol leaders have made clear that a wall is needed to preserve law and order. “One thing we saw that we could absolutely use yesterday was infrastructure,” Border Patrol Chief of Law Enforcement Operations Brian Hastings said. “That infrastructure was breached yesterday. We are repairing it now, but without a doubt, we could use a wall in an area like that.”

President Trump: No one gets a free pass to enter America illegally.

Big pictureHow our weak asylum laws make everyone worse off

Monday, November 26, 2018

A Warrior In The Fight Against Evil!

A very special message from

As he came up the stairs, he immediately saw me in the event reception area. 

His heavy breathing at the time didn’t seem as remarkable then as it does now. 

He was smiling, as usual, with that characteristic gleam in his eye. It was like he had a great secret that he wanted to share, but couldn’t just yet. 

I last saw His Excellency, Bishop Robert Morlino of Madison, WI, a month ago in Washington D.C. at a conference focused on authentic reform of the Church. He was a friend and mentor, and spiritual father for CV. He clasped my hands and asked how I was doing. “You’re doing important work,” he said. “Keep it up!” 

Bishop Morlino died suddenly this past Saturday night after suffering a “cardiac event” the day before Thanksgiving. As his condition worsened late in the week, the Diocese of Madison asked for a miracle. And in the absence of a miracle, prayers for the grace of a happy death. The courageous bishop crossed the threshold of this world into the next Saturday evening, where we hope and pray he celebrated Sunday’s Feast of Christ the King in the presence of all the angels and saints in heaven. 

References to a “bishop” these days is often met with frustration and derision. Our Church is suffering, and many of our shepherds have let us down. Bishop Morlino, however, was an exception. 

In a powerful five-page letter released this past August to every Catholic in his diocese, he didn’t mince words: “It is time to admit that there is a homosexual subculture within the hierarchy of the Catholic Church that is wreaking great devastation in the vineyard of the Lord.” 

He continued: “We must be done with sin… it must be rooted out and again considered unacceptable. Love sinners? Yes. Accept true repentance? Yes. But do not say sin is okay. And do not pretend that grave violations of office and of trust come without grave, lasting consequences.” 

And he encouraged us: “We must cast out sin from our own lives and run toward holiness. We must refuse to be silent in the face of sin and evil in our families and communities and we must demand from our pastors — myself included — that they themselves are striving day in and day out for holiness. We must do this always with loving respect for individuals, but with a clear understanding that true love can never exist without truth.” 

During his time in Madison, he revived his seminary, marking a steady increase in the number of priestly vocations. He urged his parishes to return the tabernacle to the center of their churches, that Our Lord might be properly adored. And above all, he promoted reverence for the sacred liturgy. The Holy Eucharist was the source and summit of his ministry. 

As Catholics in Madison gather this evening for a Requiem Mass, we join them in praying for the repose of his soul. 

For his episcopal motto, Bishop Morlino selected the phrase “Visus Non Mentietur” taken from the Old Testament Book of Habakkuk (2:3). The latin phrase translated means "the vision will not disappoint.” 
In that same confidence, we too press on. 

With God’s grace, running toward holiness. 

Knowing the vision will not disappoint. 

Brian Birch, President,

As New Jersey Prepares To Legalize Marijuana . . .

It's Truer Now Than It Ever Was . . . .

WOW! An Incredible Christmas Dream Come True!

The Cauldron That Changed Cherry Hill Forever

I was visiting my parents who lived in Pennsauken at the time.
It was a quiet April afternoon in 1977 -- sunny and pleasant.
My wife and I were in front of my parent's house when a neighbor reported he just heard on the radio about a raging fire nearby. We looked up at the sky and we could see black smoke rising in the distance.
It was Garden State Park, the storied racetrack that was the crown jewel of Cherry Hill's glamorous Golden Triangle. Garden State Park was the linchpin for all that surrounded it: the Latin Casino, the Rickshaw Inn, Sans Souci, the Cherry Hill Inn, Cinelli's and so much more. The race course was synonymous with Cherry Hill.
We jumped in the car and in no time we were at the scene of the fire. By that time the place was a veritable inferno and police had cordoned off huge areas as crowds watched from whatever vantage point they could find.
It was over. One of America's legendary racecourses was burning to the ground.
The fire started in the Colonial Room restaurant's kitchen during a racing program. Despite no functional firefighting system, the wooden grandstand (built in 1942 during the war when iron was used for the war effort) would still last long enough to allow more than 11,000 patrons and employees to escape the inferno. At 4:45 p.m., the walls and massive roof overhang of the grandstand gave way to the flames and reduced the structure to a smoking ruin. Despite the flying embers very nearly igniting The Rickshaw Inn across the street and the wooden barns and stables on the backstretch, the damage was contained to the massive grandstand complex. Three lives were lost in the fire. One patron (Ed Bucholski) and one employee were later found in the rubble, and one fire officer (John McWilliams) died of a heart attack on-scene. But, the very next day, the vault with the previous days' "take" was opened, with the money intact; while outside on the track, horses continued to train.
Despite the stables on the east side of the track remaining open for training, Garden State Park no longer held races until securities trader Robert Brennan financed construction of a new $178,000,000 steel and glass grandstand which opened on April 1, 1985. The first race that day followed the schedule from the day the original track burned. The track, running night programs, would provide racing for standardbred harness racing as well as thoroughbred racing. The grandstand also had on the Clubhouse level The Phoenix Room, which also served as a large banquet hall that hosted events year-round.
On May 27, 1985, Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year winner Spend A Buck won the first Jersey Derby at the new Garden State Park, having earlier the same year won the Cherry Hill Mile and the Garden State Stakes, both at Garden State Park, and also the Kentucky Derby. The $2.6 million purse, including a $2 million bonus put up by Brennan for winning the four races, was the largest single purse in American racing history up to that point.
One of the controversial tax breaks the facility enjoyed was a legislative loophole that allowed a near total exemption from what would have been high county property taxes because it was categorized as a "farm." It qualified for this special exemption because its operations generated horse manure that could be sold. The tax classification was allowed because the business "produced over $500 per year in agricultural products".
Garden State Park never re-acquired its glamorous past. Over sixteen years, the track suffered from the apathy of New Jersey horsemen and New Jersey state officials, and unrestrained competition from the Atlantic City casinos. The final straw came when Governor of New Jersey Christine Todd Whitman vetoed legislation that would have permitted slot machines at New Jersey racetracks, a measure that possibly could have saved the Cherry Hill landmark.
On May 3, 2001, 2,000 fans came to see the last racing program at Garden State Park. After 58 years, the Garden ran its last race.
On October 30, 2003, with the property sold to Realen-Turnberry for a mixed-use 'town center' redevelopment, demolition started on the grandstand often referred to as a masterpiece. By late March 2004, all that remained of the racecourse was the original 1942 gatehouse on Route 70. The gatehouse still stands and has long been slated to be renovated as part of a planned off-track betting facility at the site. But who knows if that will ever actually happen?

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Sunday, November 25, 2018

You'v e Never Seen A Santa Photo Like This!

 You would have thought their parents would have prepared them for this, yes? Poor kiddies!

Celebrating One Of The World's Legendary Beauties

It's not just a matter of style. It's a matter of grace and class! 

Voters Say Fix Immigration, Health Care

Voters say illegal immigration and health care are the priorities for the new Congress but aren’t very hopeful that President Trump and Democrats in Congress will work together. Democrats want to get on with impeachment, too.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 29% of all Likely U.S. Voters believe illegal immigration is the issue the new Congress should deal with first, closely followed by 24% who want to emphasize health care. Seventeen percent (17%) think the focus should be on President Trump’s impeachment. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 8 and 11, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

20 Big Reasons To Be Thankful This Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, America!
Here are 20 reasons to be thankful this Thanksgiving holiday:

1) This great nation of ours and all its people: One nation, under God with liberty and justice for all.

2) The spirit of giving, of helping out to reach others. For example, American individuals, estates, foundations and corporations contributed an estimated $390.05 billion to U.S. charities in 2016, a 2.7 percent increase over the previous year.

3, 4, 5, 6) The four bountiful freedoms that we enjoy: Freedom of speech; freedom of worship; freedom from want; freedom from fear. These are our cornerstones.

7) Family - the bulwark of our society and the foundation of social order.

8) Our armed services -- all who serve, everywhere and all over the world.

9) The heroic example of those who gave their lives in service to our nation as we remember them anew this Thanksgiving.

10) All of our first responders, at every level and in every town and city as well as those who gave their lives in such service.

11) Children -- our investment in the future, the joy of our lives and the wonder of life itself.

12) Native Americans - the true Americans who shared the first Thanksgiving with the settlers.

13) The land itself -- from sea to shining sea and beyond; purple mountains' majesty and amber waves of grain. And farmers, too!

14) Our pioneering spirit -- from the discovered frontiers at home to the space age above; we wander onward. always seeking, always discovering, always achieving.

15) Our Founders and the promise of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution that they bequeathed to us. May our stewardship be faithful to their original freedoms, responsibilities, laws, limitations and aspirations.

16) All the great elected leaders who have defined America from Washington to Jefferson to Jackson and Lincoln and Roosevelt (Franklin and Teddy) and Reagan.

17) The unelected leaders who nonetheless inspired us and opened new doors from Franklin to King and everyone in between.

18) All the inventors and scientists and all who charted a path to a better, safer world with longer, healthier lives for all.

19) Friends: Those who stand by us and encourage us and listen and laugh and love.

20) God, who has blessed us, watches over us and stands in final judgement of each one of us and all we do. God bless America!

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

You MUST Read Trump's Answer To CJ Roberts!

It doesn't matter who you are.
If you go after President Trump, he's gonna come right back at ya!
Even if you are the Chief Justice of the United States.
Here's President Trump's answer to the Chief Justice delivered in a series of tweets today:
Sorry Chief Justice John Roberts, but you do indeed have “Obama judges,” and they have a much different point of view than the people who are charged with the safety of our country. It would be great if the 9th Circuit was indeed an “independent judiciary,” but if it is why are so many opposing view (on Border and Safety) cases filed there, and why are a vast number of those cases overturned. Please study the numbers, they are shocking. We need protection and security - these rulings are making our country unsafe! Very dangerous and unwise!“Thank you to President Trump on the Border. No American President has ever done this before.” Hector Garza, National Border Patrol Council.There are a lot of CRIMINALS in the Caravan. We will stop them. Catch and Detain! Judicial Activism, by people who know nothing about security and the safety of our citizens, is putting our country in great danger. Not good!“79% of these decisions have been overturned in the 9th Circuit.” A terrible, costly and dangerous disgrace. It has become a dumping ground for certain lawyers looking for easy wins and delays. Much talk over dividing up the 9th Circuit into 2 or 3 Circuits. Too big!
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