Monday, August 19, 2019

Cherry Hill Schools 'Tunagate' Fiasco Drags On!

The Cherry Hill (NJ) school system has gotten itself into one helluva mess over students (translation: parents) who are more than $10 behind in their lunch payments. They propose to give those students tuna fish sandwiches for lunch. And, as for those who fall $20 or more behind: "No lunch for YOU!"
It sorta reminds one of the notorious Soup Nazi on Seinfeld.
But this is no sitcom. This is real.
The Cherry Hill Schools have a habit of stumbling into public relations imbroglios -- PR blunders of their own making. Last year they totally blew a school bond issue by loading it down with apparent pork barrel expenditures, maintaining the appearance on unwarranted secrecy and then seeming to blow off very legitimate parental concerns about school security.
Something that should have been relatively simple totally unravelled to the point where th Mayor of Cherry Hill had to step in and reassure everyone that the schools would be safe and patrolled by the local police. Even at that, the bond issue was defeated handily and maverick candidates were elected to the school board. This time around, the President of City Council spoke up and chastised the schools on the utter stupidity of the tuna/no lunch proposal.
But, get this: there seems to be no learning curve at the top of the school district!
You have to wonder who's running the school system and where they're getting their PR advice, if at all. The whole thing has become a sort of running joke!
Anyway, our friend and local gadfly Rick Short has weighed in on all this. Here's what he has to say, with a little help from Philly radio talker Dom Giordano:



From Rick Short:
OMG
HILARIOUS
7min edited
Dom Giordano Radio Show on the CH $14.000 Collection problem & Tunafish Crisis.
The show called our CH lunch plan EVIL.
The Hilarious Radio Show Parts are at 1min 40sec and 3min 15 sec. It’s my Shark-tank moment gone bad it was hilarious at the School Board Meeting. 4min 55sec again more comedy .... A hilarious radio show that makes CH look like idiots 
Folks our Town Council President has called the school food DRAFT POLICY (( RIDICULOUS ))
Why are we going to have a BOE meeting so 4 TV media stations can broadcast this RIDICULOUS IDEA again?
Email or Call the School district on Monday and tell them to postpone anymore discussions on this ridiculous tunafish policy. Having more meetings is a media disaster to our reputation. We should be still talking about our National Spelling Bee Champ not how to collect $14,000 in unpaid lunch bills across the Delaware Valley and America .

Please encourage the schools to shut down this 3% problem & $14,000 collection problem that doesn’t need to be broadcasted again and again in the Delaware Valley and across America because the district wants to keep up the headlines.

Also VOTE good people to prevent these ridiculous problems from publicly occurring again. VOTE TEAM ACTS for school board and VOTE Nancy O for CH Mayor on 11/5/19.

Stop the running CH Tunafish Jokes !! Its going beyond RIDICULOUS now.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Listen To Dan On The Radio, Right Here, Right Now!

CLICK HERE to listen to Dan Cirucci with the great Christie  Flowers on 1210 radio, The Big Talker as they cover everything from Chris "Fredo" Cuomo to the plight of millennials to the concept of national service to Israel's right to admit or deny entry into its to its country to anyone -- even a member of the United States Congress.
A lively, fast-paced, up-to-the-minute discussion!

Truly, An Opportunity To Set Things Right!

Nah, They Do NOT Believe He Committed Suicide!

Americans aren’t buying that disgraced financier and convicted sex criminal Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in jail last weekend.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 29% of American Adults believe Epstein actually committed suicide while in jail. Forty-two percent (42%) think Epstein was murdered to prevent him from testifying against powerful people with whom he associated. A sizable 29% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Sixty-seven percent (67%) say they have closely followed news reports about Epstein, with 25% who have followed Very Closely.

Among Americans who have been following the story Very Closely, 56% say Epstein was murdered.

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Saturday, August 17, 2019

He Broke All Attendance Records - Inside AND Out!

Oh, That Inconvenient Double Standard Again!

The Three Meanest Cities In America!

What are the three meanest cities in America?
Quick, what cities come to mind?
Are you thinking Detroit or Baltimore or Chicago or some other city that has a reputation for crime or poverty-plagued neighborhoods?
Well, think again!
The three meanest towns in America are bastions of power, money, influence, corruption and decadence. One is the center of power, one is the center of finance and the third is the center of imagery and glamour.
One is built on bald, gloating political might. One is built on on an endless thirst for money. And the third is built on pure pretense -- a shimmering world of illusion.
Now, you may have a  better idea what we're talking about. We're pointing to Washington, DC, New York and Hollywood. All three of these dubious capitals interact with one another to the extent that it suits their needs, but each jealously clings to its own vices.
In Washington, power is currency and there simply is no more powerful city on earth. Inside the beltway, there is an unbridled bloodlust directed at anyone  who would threaten the power of the privileged elite -- the people who are absolutely convinced that you fate lies solely in their hands. And if they are relentlessly brutal in their dealings with one another (and they are) then they are even more bare-knuckled when it comes to denying entry into their club to anyone who threatens their  power. Washington is no place for the faint of heart. Or, as President Harry Truman once said: "If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog."
In New York City everything (and pretty much everybody) has a price and the price is almost always higher than you think it is, and climbing all the time. Block by block and brick by brick the town was built on money from the Battery right up through the Bronx and into all the neighboring four boroughs as well. New York was, for a time, the nation's capital. But that wasn't enough for New York. Indeed, that was small change for a city that saw only one thing on the horizon -- big bucks. If you know how to generate huge quantities of shekels, you'll do well in New York. If not, the Big Apple will not only kick you to the curb, it will knock you all the way to Schenectady! And remember: when you leave New York, you ain't goin nowhere!
And then there's Hollywood, aka Tinseltown. This is the world's Dream Factory -- the place where all our dreams can come true if we're daring enough to believe in what Hollywood sells. The main commodity here is intense, sensual beauty -- preferably young, seductive and irresistible. Yes, it helps to have some talent, but in the end it's the sizzle not the steak that Hollywood trades in. Indeed, this is what the town pitches -- the suggestive, illusive aroma of pulchritudinous fulfillment. And if you think this is a genteel pursuit, just try to chart the misfortunes of those countless stars who succumbed to various addictions as well as the misadventures of those who never made it in the first place.
You've gotta be tough -- you've gotta have ice water in your veins -- to make it in any of these three centers of power. Just remember this when you're reading about the week's Biggest Star, latest Manhattan zillionaire or newest DC power broker.  And, keep this in mind, too: President Trump has conquered all three of these worlds: high finance (as a renowned real-estate developer), entertainment (as a TV powerhouse) and politics (as the leader of the free world).  Now, that's power!


The 'New Normal' For Dems? It's Chilling!

Wise words from Miranda Devine writing in the New York Post:
This is the new normal for Democrats: If you disagree with their agenda, you are a deplorable, a bigot, a racist, a white supremacist — and any retaliation is acceptable.
It doesn’t matter whether it’s true. Truth is whatever version of reality best suits your purpose.
Almost 63 million Americans voted for Trump, in part because they reject the leftist project to remake their history and their culture.
It is not rational or healthy to imagine you can intimidate them into not voting for him in 2020. But that is all the Democrats have.

A Fearless Defender Of The Law AND Your Rights!



He's not only an accomplished Philadelphia trial lawyer but also an assistant district attorney and fearless defender of law and order. He's also got fascinating stories to tell and he tells them on The Advocates with Dan Cirucci. 
Click here to watch my interview with Scott Sigman. 
You won't forget it!

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Aspiring Congressman Charts New Endorsement!


Brian T. Fitzherbert, who is seeking the Republican nomination for Congress in New Jersey’s Second Congressional District, announced the endorsement of Former Cumberland County Freeholder candidate and current Millville Republican Committeeman Kevin Smaniotto.

“I have the pleasure of knowing Brian and I am looking forward to him representing Cumberland County in the 2nd Congressional District. He has a reputation of hard work, relentless energy, and the ability to bring our party together. He will not be serving his own special interest in Washington D.C; he is going to be serving us. I’m thrilled to endorse Brian Fitzherbert for Congress.” Smaniotto said.

“I’m proud to receive the endorsement of Committeeman Smaniotto. He’s a Republican leader in Cumberland County who inspires those within the party to fight for South Jersey and I look forward to him joining me on the campaign trail as we win back our 2nd Congressional District,” Fitzherbert said.

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

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

Are There Guns In 40% Of Us Homes?

While Americans argue over the availability of guns, most of those with a gun in their house continue to say it makes them feel safer.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 39% of American Adults say they or someone in their household has a gun, down from 44% in February of last year. Fifty-four percent (54%) say they do not, while eight percent (8%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

(Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in Rasmussen polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 8 and 11, 2019 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.

Top Fed Law Enforcement Official Blasts Philly DA

Statement by United States Attorney William M. McSwain (pictured, right) on the shooting of six Philadelphia police officers:

What I witnessed last night was true heroism by the Philadelphia police. But the crisis was precipitated by a stunning disrespect for law enforcement - a disrespect so flagrant and so reckless that the suspect immediately opened fire on every single officer within shooting distance. Only by the grace of God did they survive.

Where does such disrespect come from?

There is a new culture of disrespect for law enforcement in this City that is promoted and championed by District Attorney Larry Krasner - and I am fed up with it.

It started with chants at the DA's victory party - chants of "F*** the police" and "No good cops in a racist system."

We've now endured over a year and a half of the worst kinds of slander against law enforcement - the DA routinely calls police and prosecutors corrupt and racist, even "war criminals" that he compares to Nazis.

This vile rhetoric puts our police in danger. It disgraces the Office of the District Attorney. And it harms the good people in the City of Philadelphia and rewards the wicked.


The alleged shooter last night, Maurice Hill, is a previously convicted felon with a long rap sheet. We have plenty of criminal laws in this City - but what we don't have is robust enforcement by the District Attorney. Instead, among other things, we have diversionary programs for gun offenses, the routine downgrading of charges for violent crime, and entire sections of the criminal code that are ignored.

The criminal laws in this City - and especially the existing gun laws and drug laws - should be aggressively enforced in order to protect the public and the police. My Office is doing all that we can. We have prosecuted 70% more violent crime cases this year than we did last year, in response to the District Attorney's lawlessness. But it is now time for the District Attorney and his enablers to stop making excuses for criminals. It is time for accountability. It is time to support law enforcement and to put the good people of this City first.

The U.S. Attorney's Office, in conjunction with the Philadelphia police and our federal partners, is investigating the horrible events of last night and we are considering all options at our disposal. We will do everything that we can to support our brothers and sisters in the Philadelphia Police Department and ensure justice is done.

To the officers involved last night - those who were wounded and those who rushed to defend them - and to their families, I say thank you. The whole City thanks you. We owe you more than we can ever repay.

A Reminder Of 'The Fragility Of Life' And . . .

A special message from Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput:

“In reflecting on violent acts in our country a short time ago, I remarked that we’d soon be on to the next crisis—and it unfolded right here in our city. Like many Philadelphians I watched the news with growing anxiety and sadness yesterday afternoon and evening as the number of police officers shot and injured continued to rise. It was a prolonged period of chaotic tension for the Philadelphia Police Department, first responders, and the residents of Tioga-Nicetown.

We should all be grateful for the daily self-sacrifice of our law enforcement community as well as the perseverance and professionalism of those who worked to bring yesterday’s standoff to an end without loss of life or further violence.  

In the aftermath, let’s pray that God will aid the swift recovery of the injured officers, that He will guide the hand of the medical professionals treating them, and that He will pour His comforting grace upon all those suffering burdens of fear and grief.

The terror that filled yesterday serves as a stark reminder not only of the fragility of life but also of the clear and present danger that illegal drugs and illegally obtained firearms pose to our community. In addition to our prayers, let’s work together toward sensible solutions that address the root causes of continued violence and seek to lift up those struggling with addictions.  

Let us resolve each day to treat our brothers and sisters with dignity, charity, and respect. May we all embrace that which is good so that the light of Christ will prevail in a world where evil often rears its head.”

+Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.
Archbishop of Philadelphia

Ban Them From Israel? Positively, YES!

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

No nation should be required to admit persons – even if those persons are foreign government officials – if those persons pose a potential security risk, or seek to destroy or harm the host country, or are otherwise objectionable or inimical to the host country’s interests.

Thus, for instance, the United States properly denied admission to:
  • President of Austria and former Secretary General of the United Nations Kurt Waldheim, when Waldheim’s past as a Nazi official came to light after he was elected Austria’s president in 1986.
  • PLO Executive Committee member, propagandist and terror supporter Hanan Ashrawi(3 months ago).
  • Co-founder and leader of the antisemitic anti-Israel international boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement to delegitimize and economically destroy Israel, Omar Barghouti(barred in April 2019) Barghouti expresses support for terrorism and openly calls for Israel’s destruction. 
Israel is absolutely correct to bar admission of Israelophobic Jew-haters Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar. Tlaib and Omar seek Israel’s destruction, and are leading promoters of anti-Jewish anti-Israel BDS. They even outrageously compare boycotting Israel to boycotting Nazis – and introduced and co-sponsored introduced House Resolution 496 to promote BDS. Omar’s financial backers include top anti-Israel BDS leaders and Hamas supporters. Tlaib’s associates include Hezbollah-backer and anti-Israel Al Awda head Abbas Hamideh. A study documented that Tlaib publicly praised 18 colleagues who are close associates of Palestinian terrorists with Jewish blood on their hands, for helping Tlaib to win office. Omar even demanded that a judge should show compassion towards and reduce the sentences of convicted ISIS terrorists – and much more. (Also see “ZOA Applauds Israel for Refusing Entry of Israelophobic Jew-Haters Tlaib and Omar,” Aug. 15, 2019.)

Local Reporter: Crowd Taunted, Mocked Police!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Those Glorious, Unheralded Joys Of August!

August is sort of the forgotten month.
Stuck somewhere between the 4th of July (everyone's favorite summer holiday) and the nondescript Labor Day, August often gets lost in the shuffle.

It's the month that the year barely recognizes.

If you haven't taken your vacation by the middle of August (bout now) you may almost be out of luck since many people have already booked the last two weeks of August in the hopes of squeezing all they can out of summer's last full month. If you're working every day in August, (especially in the city) things may seem quite lonely and even barren

And August is also a long month with some of the hottest weather imaginable, which can make August afternoons seem interminably long, even while summer appears to fly by in a wink. 

Poor August. It has no real identity and apparently nothing to distinguish it.

But August is a wonderful month -- a month that simply does not get enough attention and is wrongly unheralded.

Here are ten reasons to love August:

1) The month has no holidays -- no special days that you need worry about. So, in August every day is special and every day belongs to you. And that's particularly true for today which is a VERY special ay for me!

2) Lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. August invites you to linger. Indeed, the summer heat of August compels you to linger. Stretch out, gaze, daydream - do whatever you want!

3) Fresh sweet corn, tomatoes and peaches. All are at their peak in August and all are wonderful!

4) Julius Caesar. The great Roman emperor extended our summer by adding two days to August in 753 BC. Now, August has 31 wonderful days!

5) The Perseids, a spectacular meteor shower which lights up the August sky peaked earlier this week. During the peak, the rate of meteors reaches 60 or more per hour. They can be seen all across the sky in the northern hemisphere.

6) The ocean water temperature which warms in August and becomes about as inviting as it's gonna be all summer. At the Jersey shore right now it's in the 70s! Wonderful!

7) Go Topless Day on August 25th. What? You didn't know about this? It's about as frivolous a commemoration as you can imagine. And don't forget the Philly Naked Bike Ride on August 24th!

8) The fearless lion and the sun. Most August birthdays are blessed to be part of the most regal sign of the zodiac, Leo. Those born under Leo take the Lion as their mascot and rule as natural born leaders. Their planet is the sun.

9) Red, yellow and orange. The incadescent colors of August. Check out all the fresh produce!

10) Augustus, the founder of the Roman empire who ruled from 27 BC until his death in 14 AD. The reign of Augustus initiated an era of peace known as Pax Romana. Were it not for Augustus, August would still be known as Sextilis, it's original name. Hey, we told you this was a sexy month. Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Wait For It: Refers To HIMSELF As 'Fredo'

OK For Someone To Use The Word On His Show?


Let's get this straight.

"Fredo" is an offensive slur that should not be used EXCEPT if you use it against Donald Trump, Jr. on Chris Cuomo's own show. THEN, it's OK to slur someone as the "dumb brother." OK?


OMG! F - edo In Wild, Threatening, Profanity-Laced Meltdown! Video Here

Warning: the following is filled with profanity.
It's CNN-anchor Chris Cuomo pretending to defend Italian-Americans while playing into the worst sort of thuggish, punish, crude and disgraceful Italian-American.
Every Italian-American (indeed, every ethnic American) should take offense at this -- not because of the word "Fredo" (which is not an obvious ethnic slur) but because of the way Chris Cuomo, a supposedly responsible public person behaves. And Cuomo reportedly behaved this way in front of his wife and child.
Italian-Americans have achieved so much and come such a long way and moved so far from this sort of behavior that for Chris Cuomo to act in such a way and reinforce a stereotype that we've worked so hard to erase -- well, it's shameful. It's shameful and unforgivable!



Monday, August 12, 2019

She Knows Absolutely Nothing About It! NOTHING!

Was The DOJ Actually Responsible? Was It?

We Are Each Uniquely Called And Identified!

The following is from Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput:

Scientists say that diamonds need more than 350 tons of pressure per square inch and heat levels above 2200 degrees Fahrenheit to form within the earth.   And since we know that God’s own inner order and life imprint themselves on all of creation, this simple scientific fact has something to teach us about spiritual reality.  

The world’s natural processes have meaning embedded within them.  And the lesson learned from diamonds is that the most precious spiritual things only emerge out of intense challenges and suffering.  In the words of Leon Bloy, “There are places that do not exist in our hearts until they are born into existence through suffering.”  Spiritual greatness emerges only through an experience of the Cross.

We see this clearly in the life of St. John Paul II.  Amid the brutality of Nazi-occupied and then Communist-run Poland, God formed a spiritual diamond in the heart of the young priest, Karol Wotyla.   He believed that the human person bears a unique dignity which flows from having been created in the image of God.   This conviction, forged in suffering, would emerge on the world stage when Wotyla was elected to the papacy as John Paul II. It would become one of the most important truths that he preached and taught emphatically throughout his papal ministry.  

Through the pontificate of John Paul II, God gave to the Church and the world an antidote to our modern ills.  For, if we look closely enough, we can see that at the root of every disorder of our day lies a flawed conception of the human person.  The Church can respond to these ills by echoing the truth about human dignity revealed to us by Jesus Christ.

This brings me to a very practical invitation.  Our Archdiocesan Catholic Women’s Conference has chosen this year to devote itself to a particular quotation from John Paul II on precisely this topic. I offer it here:

For God and before God, the human being is always unique and unrepeatable, somebody thought of and chosen from eternity, someone called and identified by his own name. 
  – Urbi et Orbi, Christmas 1978

Through our annual conference, women of the Archdiocese are invited to an extraordinary experience of renewing their faith and rediscovering their personal dignity, especially the astonishing fact that each person is uniquely known, loved and called by God for a particular purpose.  And this purpose is “unrepeatable,” which means that each and every individual woman, and she alone, is tasked with it, and that no one else will ever exist who can replicate her mission.  

Our hearts were made for greatness, to perform a task that has more than just earthly meaning, but also eternal implications. We’ll never be satisfied until we discover the mission that belongs to us personally.  So, women of the Archdiocese, it’s a pleasure and a blessing for me to invite you to take part in this year’s conference and reflect with your fellow sisters in Christ about God’s call to you, and how to more fully embrace the task that is yours. I’ll be there to celebrate the opening Mass, and I very much look forward to praying with you and sharing the spirit of the day.     

The 2019 Catholic Women’s Conference, “Unique and Unrepeatable: Your Mission as a Catholic Woman,” will take place on Saturday October 26, 2019, 9am-4:30 PM at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, PA.  For full details and registration, visit  http://www.catholicwomensconference.org/

Watch: Joe Biden Can't Handle A Simple Question!

Te 'New Normal' For The Dems Is Harrowing!

From Miranda Devine writing in the NY Post today 
This is the new normal for Democrats: If you disagree with their agenda, you are a deplorable, a bigot, a racist, a white supremacist — and any retaliation is acceptable. It doesn’t matter whether it’s true. Truth is whatever version of reality best suits your purpose.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

It's All Come To Pass And STILL, They're Here!

A CRISIS Demands We Act On ALL Fronts!

From Peggy Noonan in yesterday's Wall Street Journal, a very prescient view of our current predicament:
It’s not a problem, it’s a crisis, it’s continuing, it has a hundred causes, we have to chip away at it hard. In a crisis you try this thing and then that; you experiment, boldly. You become daring.

We argue about which solutions are right, but all the solutions are part of the solution. We are in a mental health crisis; it’s not a right-wing talking point. We need more hospitalizations and more hospitals. We do need red-flag laws so that those who are potentially harmful to themselves or others have their guns taken. We do need deep national background checks, and let judges adjudicate disputes. We do have to help the single mother who knows her son is a ticking time bomb—she needs a better response than “There’s nothing we can do until he hurts someone.” We should try banning assault weapons. I don’t care if we don’t have statistics proving it will help—do it anyway, as a crisis measure, do it for 10 years again and see if it helps. If the National Rifle Association were wise, it would be supple now, in crisis. If the president were wise, he’d look to the country and put distance between the NRA and himself. If Democrats were wise they wouldn’t turn this into a game.

Maybe More Of Us Should Start Our Days Like This!

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Al, These Years And What Have They Accmplished?

Lesniak: About That Camden Supermarket Deal


Former New Jersey State Senator Raymond Lesniak, the architect and sponsor of New Jersey’s tax incentive programs issued the following statement on his legislation which provided tax incentives to bring a grocery store to the City of Camden, a city long-determined to be a food desert:

“Currently, there are murky accounts revisiting and distorting the history of the 2013 Economic Opportunity Act legislation that provided an incentive to establish a supermarket in in the City of Camden, a known food desert.

“ShopRite, a member of Wakefern Food Corporation, initially made a proposal for the City on March 20, 2013 which was extensively reported on. At that time, the Economic Opportunity Act which I had sponsored did not include amendments that were included in the final version of the bill. The amendments were designed to attract investment in a supermarket in the City of Camden along with other businesses to create a more vibrant business atmosphere than would a free standing supermarket. Every urban planner knows that. I know that. But even that wasn’t enough to attract investment in a supermarket in Camden City.

“There was also a proposal by Fresh Grocer, a member of Wakefern Food Corporation, for a supermarket which was also publicly announced and the developer praised recent changes to the Urban Transit Hub bill that he believed would lead his project to be successful.

“It was ultimately the Wakefern Food Corporation which decided not to make an investment in a supermarket in the City of Camden.

“’The site Cherkas hoped to develop with a ShopRite store was considered by retailer-owned cooperative Wakefern Food Corp.,’ Shawn Ravitz, the vice president of administration for Ravitz Family Markets, said in a statement via a spokesperson for Wakefern. “Like all proposed store sites, an internal review was conducted, but the site was not approved for development. It’s that simple.”

“Every step of these decisions was made in public, the changes were well known by all parties in real time, and it was not rushed through the legislative process.

“Nearly 3 months went by between the language for the mixed use Camden Supermarket being added and the time both houses of the legislature took final action on the bill. Every element of this bill was heavily debated by all parties and every member of the legislature had ample time to consider every amendment made including the Conditional Veto by Governor Christie which added Atlantic City and was approved by the Assembly and Senate.

“Sometimes the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry,” Lesniak said. “Camden City and other “food deserts” will need more enhanced incentives to attract supermarkets which bring not only more convenience to residents, but also healthy foods and lower prices.”

Citations:

There was not at that time, nor at any other time, a stand-alone grocery store proposed: https://www.nj.com/gloucester-county/2011/08/transit_village_envisioned_for.html

The Ravitz family project on Admiral Wilson Boulevard was announced more than six months prior to the passage of the EOA in September of 2013: https://whyy.org/articles/shoprite-to-be-built-along-admiral-wilson-boulevard-in-camden/

Wakefern Food Corporation decided not to invest: https://www.politico.com/states/new-jersey/story/2019/08/07/how-tax-incentive-law-may-have-killed-a-much-needed-supermarket-in-camden-1124640

Seven Not-To-Be-Missed Stories, And More!

President Trump: ‘You Had God Watching’
-The Daily Signal
President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump “met Wednesday with some of the dozens wounded or injured in the weekend mass shootings in Ohio and Texas that left 31 dead,” Fred Lucas reports. The President told survivors of the horrific attacks that “you had God watching. I want you to know we’re with you all the way.”

 Watch: Powerful moments from the President and First Lady’s visits 
President Trump Urges Nation to Condemn White Supremacy and Find Bipartisan Solutions
-CBS News
President Trump called out the evil ideologies of white supremacy and racism this week and “urged the nation to condemn it with one voice in the wake of the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas,” Kathryn Watson reports. “These sinister ideologies must be defeated. Hate has no place in America,” the President said from the White House. The President also called upon Congress to find bipartisan common ground to address gun violence.

🎬 President Trump: “Hate has no place in America.”
Here’s the Truth About Trump’s Pledge to America’s Workers
-Yahoo Finance
The White House launched the Pledge to America’s Workers last July, a program that’s “signed on more than 20 companies and business groups, which committed to hire or train more than 3.8 million workers over the next five years. One year later, over 300 companies and organizations have joined the pledge to bring the total to over 12 million new training opportunities for students and workers,” Sibile Marcellus writes.

More: Ivanka Trump to promote women’s initiative in South America
Squeezing Venezuela’s Comrades
-The Wall Street Journal
“The people of Venezuela continue to suffer under socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro, who is sustained by his patrons in Cuba, Russia and China. So it’s welcome news this week that the Trump Administration has toughened sanctions against the regime and its abettors,” The Wall Street Journal editorial board writes. “The new measures aim to try to cut the lifelines from Cuba, Russia and China. Sanctioned individuals will be denied entry to the U.S. The Trump Administration has morality and regional politics on its side.” 
Mike Pence Announces $9 Million in Grants to Combat Kentucky Opioid Crisis
-Courier-Journal
During a visit to Kentucky, Vice President Mike Pence and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced more than $9 million in grant funding to help the state combat its opioid crisis, Louisville’s Courier-Journal reports. “The awards will support a five-point opioid strategy introduced by President Donald Trump in 2017.”

🎬 Vice President Pence visits Eastern Kentucky
Democrats Hate Trump More Than They Hate Racism
-Washington Examiner
“For anyone who cares about the common good, this nation desperately needed to hear Trump say what he said Monday,” the Washington Examiner editorial board writes. Unfortunately, “partisan hackery can transcend any national tragedy . . . Shame on all of them, and on all of the others who want the nation to be upset and fragmented and divided by tragedy, just so that they can sooner get the political outcome they are hoping for.” 
Liberals are Now Willing to Target Any Trump Supporter for Ruination
-New York Post
“When did it become acceptable for politicians, and their media helpers, to target private citizens for their political opinions?” Karol Markowicz writes. “In the wake of the mass shooting in El Paso, Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) released the names of a few dozen San Antonio residents who had donated to President Trump’s re-election campaign . . . Castro was apparently unconcerned by the prospect that these people — retirees and small-business owners — would be inevitably targeted for harassment.”

Friday, August 9, 2019

Biden Video: Poor Kids As Talented As WHITE Kids?



Above happened yesterday when Biden messed up hugely again at the Iowa State Fair. But this is hardly the first time Biden has made this kind of gaffe. See below:

Thursday, August 8, 2019

This May Just Be The BEST Suggestion Yet!

Indeed, 'Some Of The Greatest People On Earth!'

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump traveled yesterday to both Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, meeting with survivors, victims’ families, medical workers, and first responders in the wake of last weekend’s sickening violence.

“My time spent in Dayton and El Paso with some of the greatest people on earth,” President Trump tweeted after visiting local hospitals and a law enforcement emergency operations center in Texas. “Thank you for a job well done!”

“Their communities are strong and unbreakable,” the First Lady wrote on Twitter.

First Lady shares powerful photos from visits to Dayton and El Paso.

The ‘experts’ who broke our economy don’t understand how President Trump is fixing it


American jobless claims fell yet again last week, meaning fewer of our citizens are having to file for unemployment benefits in this strong labor market. Unsurprisingly, the left-wing media and their chosen economists weren’t predicting that result.

“Here in the U.S. – despite claims that tariffs would end the current economic recovery and increase consumer costs – our economy remains the envy of the world,” former CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder writes for Fox News. “Inflation is in check, unemployment is near a half-century low, wages are surging and economic growth is continuing to beat expectations.”

So while the left’s mostly self-appointed experts claim this President doesn’t know what he’s doing on trade or the economy, the results prove they’re the ones with much to learn.

Take China. For years, both Democrats and Republicans promised to hold Beijing accountable for breaking the rules on trade. China is responsible for 87 percent of the counterfeit goods seized entering America. Its intellectual property theft costs U.S. employers billions each year. Its average tariff rate is nearly three times what we charge.

Unlike past leaders, President Trump is actually keeping his promise to make China play by the rules. The left doesn’t like that: They argue that upsetting China will hurt the economy. In reality, the Trump program of tax cuts for workers, deregulation, and policies that put American industries first—from farmers to manufacturers to energy producers—is finally allowing the United States to negotiate from a position of strength.

“A skilled negotiator like President Trump knows that you should never rush into a deal, even if the political benefits are compelling,” Puzder writes. “As a nation, we would eventually pay the price for a deal driven by politics rather than substance.”

Meanwhile, China is seeing lower long-term investment, sluggish retail sales, and reduced GDP growth, according to National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow. “The economic burden of these tariffs is falling almost 100 percent on China,” he said. 

The Trump Economy is already strong, especially for the blue-collar workers who need it most. Once China ends its decades-long trade war on America, the United States’ economic future will be brighter than it’s been in many, many years. 

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Photo of the Day

Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead 
President Trump meets with medical staff during his visit with shooting victims and family members at the University Medical Center of El Paso | August 7, 2019