Tuesday, October 19, 2021

GOP N'tl Chair Pegs NJ As HIGH Priority!

 Congrats to Save Jersey's redoubtable Matt Rooney on scoring this exclusive interview today with GOP National Chair Ronna McDaniel! Great insight here.

Don't Forget THIS When You Vote!




 

A VERY Urgent Message For NJ Parents!


Adios, Addiego! Vote Jean Stanfield For Senate!


Dawn Addiego sold us out. 
Now, it's time to replace her 
with a REAL state senator - Jean Stanfield!




WOW! You're Not Gonna Wanna Miss This One

You know Lucy and Ricky. Now it's time to meet Lucille and Desi. Here’s a special teaser from Being the Ricardos, in theaters December 10 and on Prime Video December 21.

A Book That's Worth Your Immediate Attention!

 October 19, 2021 

Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President 

of the United States of America

General Keith Kellogg has written a sweeping and powerful account of the Trump Presidency. He spent four years with me in the White House and in the 2016 Campaign for the Presidency. His narrative is factual and indisputable. Unlike other Fakers and Slimeballs that write fictional books without knowing me or virtually anything about me, The General knew me and my administration well, and he was there for every major National Security decision. Finally we have a real and inside account of our very successful four years. An incredible read published today. I strongly recommend this important book that will set a historic standard. Go get War By Other Means by General Keith Kellogg—it’s really good!

Join Us In Supporting This Fine Young Man!





 

Biden Mingles Maskless, Then Catches Himself

Her Words Ring Truer Every Single Day!


 

Italian American Heritage Month: Bernadette Lazzara Peters

Bernadette Lazzara Peters

Born Bernadette Lazzara to a Sicilian American family in the Ozone Park section of Queens, New York, Bernadette Peters made her way from TV appearances as a three-year-old to successful stage roles that led her to become an unquestioned Broadway diva -- a compelling actress-in-song who has starred in landmark Broadway musical revivals and original productions where she created iconic characters. 

Bernadette Peters received her first Tony Award in 1986 for Song and Dance and won her second Tony in 1999 for the revival of Annie Get Your Gun. In 2012, she was the recipient of the Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award in recognition of her years of service to charitable organizations. Peters made her stage debut at the age of nine, and first came to the attention of theatergoers with her acclaimed performances in Dames at Seaand George M!

Additionally, she starred on Broadway in On The Town (Tony Award nomination), Jerry Herman’s and Michael Stewart’s Mack and Mabel (Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations), Sunday in the Park with George (Tony and Drama Desk nominations), Into the Woods (Drama Desk nomination), The Goodbye Girl(Tony nomination), Gypsy (Tony and Drama Desk nominations), A Little Night Music and Follies (Drama Desk nomination). Peters currently stars on television in Mozart in the Jungle and The Good Fight, with numerous additional guest appearances including those on Smash, Grey’s Anatomy and Ugly Betty. Her film credits include The Longest Yard, Silent MovieThe Jerk, Pennies from Heaven, Annie, Slaves of New York, Pink Cadillac, Alice, Impromptu and Coming Up Roses. Her solo albums, I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight; Sondheim, Etc.; Bernadette Peters Live at Carnegie Hall; and Bernadette Peters Loves Rodgers & Hammerstein have all been nominated for Grammy Awards. 

With Mary Tyler Moore, Peters co-founded Broadway Barks, an animal welfare organization dedicated to changing people’s perceptions of shelter animals. She is the author of three New York Times best-selling children’s books, Broadway Barks, Stella Is A Star and Stella & Charlie: Friends Forever. Peters proudly serves on the Board of Trustees of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Part of a month long series spotlighting a different accomplished Italian American every day during Italian American Heritage Month.

Monday, October 18, 2021

What The Hell Is 'White Privilege', Anyway?


White privilege. 

It’s a term we hear all the time now and it’s become accepted almost as a kind of fait accompli. But what’s it really mean and where did it come from?

Apparently it had its origins in (big surprise here) academia and was concocted by a professor of women’s studies at Wellesley College, the alma mater of Hillary Clinton and many other white liberals. This professor made up a list of all the “white privileges” she thought she had. That’s it. Sounds quite arbitrary, doesn’t it?

Even now, white privilege has never been clearly defined. For example some people say that it can roughly be defined as follows: “White privilege doesn’t mean your life hasn’t been hard. It just means your race isn’t one of the things that make it harder.”

But the notion that the color of your skin alone prevents you from succeeding (or even retards your success) is mostly a fallacy — especially in America. Because many non-white people in America actually do better overall than whites. For example, Japanese Americans (a group that suffered oppression and marginalization in America) now outperform whites in this country in test scores, educational achievement and income while having lower incarceration rates. And this is generally true for Asian-Americans as a whole. Furthermore, a recent study that examined ethnic groups according to economics, education, crime and health outcomes found that several non-white groups in America surpassed whites in median family income and other categories. Among these were Lebanese, Chinese, Cuban, Pakistani, Filipino, Nigerian and Iranian Americans. 

And this isn’t limited to these groups alone, nor is it a sudden occurrence. Would you believe the percentage of Black high school graduates enrolled in college jumped to 71 percent eight years ago, exceeding the enrollment rate of whites (67 percent). It’s true! Hard to find any white privilege there.

Here’s something else that may surprise you: today, in America, almost twice as many white Americans live in poverty as Black Americans. Again, where’s the white privilege?

And there’s more. For example there are a whole host of maladies and diseases that white people are far more likely to suffer from and die from than African-Americans. And the suicide rate in America is more than twice as high for whites than it is for Blacks. In part because of suicides, whites are dying faster than they are being born in most US states. But we hear virtually nothing about any of this from the mainstream media. 

That’s because, despite all that I’ve pointed out, the idea of white privilege persists. 

And now it’s being perpetuated in our schools via curricula influenced by critical race theory which teaches that whites are privileged and benefiting from an all-pervasive systemic racism that holds Blacks back and turns them into permanent victims. 

But, as we’ve just shown, in 2021 America there’s no basis in fact for any of this. 

Of course, that could be why it’s called critical race theory. 

But when a mere theory becomes an ideology (and that’s what’s happened here) and that ideology is presented in the classroom as fact — indeed, as a matter of faith that you dare not challenge— then, we’ve got a Big Problem. It’s almost as if the idea of white privilege itself is promoting  a sort of reverse racism.

And this dangerous notion is becoming pervasive throughout the region, including right here in Cherry Hill where some of the disciples of critical race theory are apparently guiding the district’s new mandatory curriculum on African American studies and race relations while the superintendent talks systemic racism and repeats the “Black lives matter” mantra. 

You’d expect such simple minded sloganeering from a rabid ideologue. But from a supposed learned educator? C’mon!

So, in the end, what should we be teaching our kids?

Obviously, we should teach them how to think; not what to think.

And maybe we should start with this: always be suspicious when people make up words and slogans to advance arguments. Be very, very suspicious. And never be afraid to challenge them!


For more on the fallacy of white privilege, please click here.


Have You Thought About THIS Lately?




 

Remembering An American Patriot . . .

 





Italian American Heritage Month: Frank Capra

Frank Capra

The stories he told made history. And they invariably uplifted you and made you feel better. They gave you honest characters and offered you hope. And, more often than not, they celebrated America and the traditional American ethics of hard work and neighborliness. We're talking about Frank Capra.

Sicilian-born Frank Capra immigrated to the United States at age five and settled in the Little Italy district of Los Angeles. Early in his career, Capra served as a writer on Hal Roach’s Our Gang series and for slapstick comedy director Max Sennett. In 1928, he was offered a position at Columbia Pictures, where he directed many successful films, including It Happened One Night, Lost Horizon, and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. Capra's It Happened One Night is one of the only films to ever sweep the Oscars in the four main categories: best actor, actress, director and film. It remains a classic.

Following the United States’ entry into World War II, the United States War Department selected Capra to create a series of documentary films titled Why We Fight. Capra had never produced a documentary, and although the United States was at war with the nation of Capra’s birth, his allegiance was never questioned. Designed to educate the American armed forces about the reasons for the nation’s involvement in the war and the necessity of combating the Axis powers, the films were also shown to the public to generate support for the war effort.

After watching Leni Riefenstahl’s Nazi propaganda film Triumph of the Will, which presented Hitler as the leader who would return Germany to greatness, Capra decided to “use the enemy's own films to expose their enslaving ends. Let our boys hear the Nazis and the [Japanese] shout their own claims of master-race crud, and our fighting men will know why they are in uniform.”

Why We Fight: Prelude to War won the Academy Award for best documentary film in 1942. Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) is considered among the most inspiring films in American movie history. To this day it's a perennial favorite at Christmas time.

Part of a month long series spotlighting a different accomplished Italian American every day during Italian American Heritage Month.

 

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Way Too CREEPY For Words . . .

 

Biden, just last week, at an elementary school.

THIS Is Why 'Empty Shelves Joe' Is Trending



And BTW: Whatever happened to the Transportation Secretary? Where is he? 



 

Italian American Heritage Month: Vince Marotta

Vince Marotta

If you made your cup of coffee in a countertop electric coffee maker this morning and you really savored that first sip, you can thank Vince Marotta.

In 1968, Marotta also sought to develop a better home coffee maker. While home coffeemakers had existed for decades, Marotta was not pleased with earlier versions. In 1972, Marotta and Samuel Glazer unveiled Mr. Coffee. This coffeemaker, known for its convenience and speed, almost immediately became a bestseller. By 1975, North American Systems, Inc., the first manufacturer of Mr. Coffee, was selling approximately thirty-eight thousand Mr. Coffees each day. Eventually, Sunbeam Corporation and American Household, Inc. each acquired the production rights to Mr. Coffee. Even into the 21st century, Mr. Coffee, now manufactured by Jarden Corporation, remained the world’s best-selling coffee maker for home use.

Marotta also developed a better way to extract oil from coffee beans and invented the paper coffee filter. Vincent Marotta spent his youth in Cleveland, Ohio. The son of Italian immigrants, Marotta assisted his father, who could not speak English, in operating the family business, which was coal mining. Upon graduating from high school, where he had excelled in several sports, Marotta enrolled at Mount Union College. The St. Louis Cardinals had already signed Marotta to a contract to play professional baseball, but the young man decided to attend college for at least one year before pursuing a professional baseball career. Unfortunately for Marotta, World War II happened and he was drafted into the United States military. Following Marotta’s service in the armed forces, he returned to Mount Union College, where he excelled in football, as well as track. Upon graduating, Marotta briefly played professional football with the Cleveland Browns.

After retiring from football, Marotta embarked upon a career in construction and land acquisition. At first Marotta built garages, but quickly expanded his company and built subdivisions and shopping centers. By 1968, Marotta had emerged as a leading construction firm in the Cleveland area. this was a man who seemed to succeed at whatever he set out to do -- a true American success story!

Part of a month long series spotlighting a different accomplished Italian American every day during Italian American Heritage Month.

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Just To Put Things In Perspective . . .




 

If YOU Want What THEY Want, Well . . .

 

Since He Left Office, His Stature Has Only Risen


 

Italian American Heritage Month: Grucci Family

Felix Grucci and the Grucci Family

Do you like fireworks? If you do, you can thank the Gruccis.

Angelo Lanzetta immigrated from Bari, Italy to Long Island, NY in the late 1800s and brought the family’s pyrotechnic business with him. After his passing, his son Anthony took over the family business and brought in his cousin, Felix Grucci, Sr. to serve as an apprentice.

In 1979, the Gruccis became the first American family to win the Gold Medal for the United States at the annual Monte Carlo International Fireworks Competition, the most prestigious fireworks competition in the world, beating other competitors from Denmark, France, Italy and Spain. They became the "First Family of Fireworks".
In 1983, the company and family, suffered a severe setback when an explosion destroyed the Bellport facility and Felix’s son, and another family member were killed. The family was on the verge of closing the business, but thousands of cards and letters, along with keeping the business going in memory of their lost loved ones, convinced them to continue. Two years later, the company, now Fireworks by Grucci, dedicated a new plant on 80 acres in Brookhaven, just a few miles from their Bellport location.
From the Monte Carlo launching pad, the Gruccis continued their climb over time to be recognized throughout the world as the "Top Name in Fireworks Entertainment". They earned this title with fireworks for every presidential inauguration since Ronald Regan in 1981, every major casino grand opening since the Mirage in 1989 to the Wynn Macau to Sol Kerzner's Atlantis, Olympic Games, World's Fairs, and Centennial celebrations of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty and the opening of the Atlantis Palm in Dubai, billed as the largest fireworks show to date.
Since 1850, the business is still family-owned, now in its sixth generation, Phil Grucci, the grandson of Felix Sr., is the President/CEO. Fireworks by Grucci, is one of the oldest fireworks companies in America and one of the most respected in the world.

Friday, October 15, 2021

He Said It Better Than We Could . . .

Country music singer John Rich tweeted: 

'Hard to mess up a country any faster than #EmptyShelvesJoe but I have to say, he's brought unity to much of the country by way of getting the majority of Americans to give the big thumbs down and chant #LetsGoBrandon from coast to coast...In that respect, Joe is a unifier.' The 'Lets Go Brandon' chant has in the past two weeks become a rallying call for opponents of the president, starting after a TV presenter misheard a Nascar crowd on October 2 yelling: 'F*** Joe Biden' - and told her viewers they were chanting: 'Let's go Brandon.'

ALERT: Trump Announces His New Career: Artist!

- October 15, 2021 - 

Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President 

of the United States of America

Isn’t it terrible that all of Andrew McCabe’s benefits, pensions, salary, etc., were just fully reinstated by the Justice Department? This is yet another mockery to our Country. Among other things, McCabe’s wife received hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from Hillary Clinton and the Democrats while Crooked Hillary was under investigation, which was quickly dropped, of course. What a bad chapter this has been for the once storied FBI—I hate to see it happening, so many GREAT people work there. Next thing you know the two lovers, Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, will be getting awards for what they did, and Hunter Biden will be given a clean bill of health on everything done by him, with everyone to receive as payment a beautiful Hunter Biden inspired painting selling at your local art gallery for $500,000. While I have never painted before, Hunter has inspired me to immediately begin painting because I’ve always felt I have a talent at that, and could surely get at least $2 million dollars per canvas—and probably a lot more. I will begin immediately. Our Country is crooked as hell!

Have YOU Forgotten? We Certainly Haven't!




 

Biden Makes A Damned Fool Of Himself - AGAIN!

It's Outrageous, Disgraceful, Unconscionable!


 

Italian American Heritage Month: Stanley Tucci

Stanley Tucci

Stanley Tucci was born in 1960, in Peekskill, New York. He is the son of Joan (Tropiano), a writer, and Stanley Tucci, an art teacher. His family is Italian-American, with origins in Calabria and he has always proudly noted that he is Italian "on both sides." Also, Tucci has made it a point to stay away from mob roles and mob stories that stereotype Italian Americans. Most recently he completed a series for CNN showcasing his culinary travels through Italy.

Tucci took an interest in acting while in high school, and went on to attend the State University of New York's Conservatory of Theater Arts in Purchase. He began his professional career on the stage, making his Broadway debut in 1982, and then made his film debut three years later.

In 2009, Tucci received his first Academy Award nomination for his turn as a child murderer in The Lovely Bones. He also received a BAFTA nomination and a Golden Globe nomination for the same role. Other than The Lovely Bones, Tucci has recently had noteworthy supporting turns in a broad range of movies including Lucky Number Slevin(2006), The Devil Wears Prada (2006) and Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). Tucci reached his widest audience yet when he played Caesar Flickerman in box office sensation The Hunger Games (2012).

While maintaining an active career in movies, Tucci received major accolades for some work in television. He won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his role in TV movie Winchell (1998), an Emmy for a guest turn on Monk (2002), and a Golden Globe for his role in HBO movie Conspiracy (2001).

Tucci has also had an extensive career behind the camera. His directorial efforts include Big Night (1996), The Impostors (1998), Joe Gould's Secret (2000) and Blind Date(2007), and he did credited work on all of those screenplays with the exception of Joe Gould's Secret (2000).

Tucci has three children with Kate Tucci, who passed away in 2009. Tucci married Felicity Blunt in August 2012.

Part of a month long series spotlighting a different accomplished Italian American every day during Italian American Heritage Month.


Thursday, October 14, 2021

The Contrast Couldn't Be More Clear!

Yeah, They Wanted Us To RESIST; Or DID They?


 

Astounding: Shatner Describes Space Journey!

 At the age of 90, “Star Trek” actor William Shatner made history Wednesday when he and three others were launched into space on a Blue Origin rocket. “I was overwhelmed with the experience of looking at death and looking at life,” he tells TODAY. “The whole thing was indescribable.” » Subscribe to TODAY: http://on.today.com/SubscribeToTODAY » Watch the latest from TODAY: http://bit.ly/LatestTODAY

OMG! Do You Believe It's Come To THIS?


 

Italian American Heritage Month: Rudolph Valentino

Rudolph Valentino

He remains one of the greatest stars of the silver screen. But beyond that, he was a compelling actor,  the very first male sex symbol and icon who was way ahead of his time.
Nearly a century after his premature death from a perforated ulcer at the age of 31, Rudolph Valentino remains one of Hollywood’s most famous personalities. Born Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Pierre Filibert Guglielmi di Valentina d'Antonguolla, in Puglia, Italy, Valentino immigrated to the United States in 1913 and worked as a waiter and taxi dancer in New York. His meteoric rise is a story for the ages.
Valentino achieved stardom in The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921), an epic tale about an Argentinean family that fights on opposite sides during World War I. His role as Sheik Ahmed Ben Hassan in The Sheik, also released in 1921, cemented his image and legacy as the “Latin lover.” 
Defining the Silent Era of the movies, Valentino ascended to fame during the 1920s and embodied the revolution in social mores that took place in urban America at that time. Sex had been a taboo subject in the Victorian era; Valentino’s passionate, dark sensuality fascinated audiences and forever changed how generations of people, especially women, thought about sexuality and seduction.
Whereas women idolized him and some men emulated him, others actually regarded Valentino as a threat to “American manhood.” Citing his manicured looks, dancing skills, long eyelashes, and the androgynous outfits he wore on screen, Valentino’s masculinity was frequently questioned, and he was often blamed at that time for what some perceived as a “degeneration into effeminacy.” One thing's for sure: he was no Tom Mix or Willian S. Hart. He was the inimitable one: Valentino!

Part of a month long series spotlighting a different accomplished Italian American every day during Italian American Heritage Month.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Prices Are Up, Up, UP In Every Category!

You may have wondered: where are Americans seeing inflation?

Well, a lot of places:

Rental cars +43% over last Sept Gas 42% Used cars 24% Bacon 19% Hotels 18% Beef 18% Pork 13% Eggs 13% TVs 13% Kids' shoes 12% Furniture 11% New cars 9% Chicken 8% Apples 8% Restaurant prices: 5% Electricity 5% Rent 2.9%

OMG! The Resemblance Is Truly Uncanny!

Is THIS the evolution of Phil Murphy?

BIDENOMICS: Runaway Inflation Is Killing Us!

We Couldn't Have Said It Any Better . . .

 


Now THIS Sounds Like A Real Bargain!

Rosemont to offer 50% tuition discount to archdiocesan high school graduates:


The Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Rosemont College today announced a new partnership that will provide a clear, affordable pathway for high school students to continue their Catholic education at the collegiate level.

Beginning with the 2021-2022 academic year, Rosemont College will offer a tuition grant of $9,750 to students who graduate from Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese and commit to attending Rosemont as residential students. The grant is 50% off Rosemont’s standard tuition and reduces annual tuition to under $10,000 a year. In addition, students will remain eligible for merit scholarships. 

“We are excited to provide this opportunity for students who are already engaged in an enriching Catholic education and want to stay in a Catholic academic environment for their higher education,” said Jayson Boyers, Ed.D., President of Rosemont College. “While we hope this grant makes continuing a Catholic education attainable, we appreciate that college fit is about much more than cost. “

Sister Maureen Lawrence McDermott, I.H.M., Ph.D. Chief Academic Officer and Superintendent of Secondary Schools for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office of Catholic Education said, “The partnership between the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Secondary Schools and Rosemont College presents our students with a wonderful opportunity to continue their educational journey in a Catholic environment.” Sister continued, “I look forward to the success of this initiative and the fruit it will bear for our young adults.”

Irene Horstmann Hannan, Chief Executive Officer of Faith in the Future said, “The partnership with Rosemont College to provide dedicated scholarship funds for graduates of Archdiocesan high schools is one of great opportunity.” Hannan continued, “I look forward to a successful partnership with one of the area’s esteemed Catholic institutions of higher education.”

“We believe Catholic high school graduates will find their unique place within Rosemont’s small, faith-based, intentionally diverse community,” said Boyers. “This scholarship is meant to give Catholic high school graduates an opportunity to graduate with very little to almost no debt in attaining their degree.”

Char Hoppel, a first-year Rosemont student, is one of many students who come to Rosemont from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Hoppel, who attended Archbishop Ryan High School, was awarded the Cornelian Scholarship based on her extensive service work. She plans to major in political science at Rosemont and aspires to work in local politics or in the private sector as a policy analyst. 

"Coming from an Archdiocesan high school, I'm so glad I made the decision to come to Rosemont," said Hoppel. "In high school I really valued the mentorship I received from my teachers and the opportunity to dive deeply into a topic in class. I wanted a similar experience in college and have found that and so much more at Rosemont. We are a small community where I get to know everyone in my residence hall and have been able to get involved in numerous campus organizations. I am confident that other students from the archdiocese would find the right fit here at Rosemont just like I have."

About Rosemont College

With an 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio, students receive specialized attention in their courses throughout their time at Rosemont. They can choose one of 27 undergraduate majors or create their own through an individualized study. A Division III school, Rosemont also offers 15 sports and more than 20 clubs and organizations on campus.

Founded in 1921 by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, Rosemont College is a private, coeducational institution that is rooted in Catholicism and welcomes people of all faiths. Rosemont offers a comprehensive education through small group and experiential learning experiences while providing campus-wide academic, spiritual, and professional support. The College respects and embraces diversity and individuality and promotes students’ lifelong success. For more information, visit www.rosemont.edu.  

About Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

For more information about Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, please visit https://aopcatholicschools.org/. For information about Faith in the Future Foundation, please visit https://www.faithinthefuture.com/
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Halloween's Coming: Got Your Costume Yet?






 

Fire Threatening Historic Reagan Ranch . . .

 A very special message from the Young America's Foundation and the Reagan Ranch:

Dear Friends,

Our team at Young America’s Foundation is closely monitoring the Alisal Fire which is near our beloved Rancho del Cielo. We are taking all necessary precautions. The fire started on Monday, October 11, near the Alisal Reservoir and has covered more than 13,000 acres. The fire has attracted national media attention and has closed Refugio Road and portions of Highway 101. It is spreading throughout an area that has not burned since 1955, and prevailing conditions are fueling the fire’s spread. 

Young America’s Foundation has emergency personnel on site, and our fire suppression systems are tested and ready to go. We are in direct contact with emergency officials and fire service personnel are on the Reagan Ranch property.

An estimated 800 fire fighters have been deployed to fight this blaze. Our team has confirmed that tanker airplanes, bulldozers, and other necessary equipment has been dispatched to help protect the Reagan Ranch and surrounding properties from this fire.

YAF leadership is working with Congressional allies and other leaders who are offering their support in acquiring resources to help fight this fire. We have been offered two more C-130 tankers to help fight the blaze. 

Fire engines are on the Reagan Ranch property and fire retardant will be sprayed around the structures. YAF is working with local emergency crews to provide access to two lakes at Rancho del Cielo which contain more than one million gallons of water.  Helicopters were filling up from Freedom Lake yesterday.

Young America’s Foundation is extremely grateful for the emergency crews and YAF staff working tirelessly to protect the Reagan Ranch and all structures impacted by the Alisal Fire. We pray for their safety.

Over the years—with the help and leadership of our supporters, staff, and board members—we have taken extraordinary steps to shield Rancho del Cielo from this very threat. Protecting the Reagan Ranch from the threat of wildfire has been a top priority of our Board of Directors, the Reagan Ranch Board of Governors, and our entire team.

We have confidence that our staff and the emergency crews will do everything they can to protect Rancho del Cielo and the surrounding area. YAF will continue to post updates to our website.

Please pray for the safety of all those helping fight this fire and protect Rancho del Cielo and surrounding properties.

Gratefully,

Governor Scott Walker
President

Italian American Heritage Month: Samuel A. Alito, Jr.

Samuel A. Alito, Jr

Justice Samuel Alito was born in Trenton, New Jersey and grew up in nearby Hamilton Township. He is a US Army veteran and a graduate of Princeton University and Yale Law School. He married Martha-Ann Bomgardner in 1985, and has two children - Philip and Laura. He served as a law clerk for Leonard I. Garth of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit from 1976–1977. He was Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of New Jersey, 1977–1981, Assistant to the Solicitor General, U.S. Department of Justice, 1981–1985, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, 1985–1987, and U.S. Attorney, District of New Jersey, 1987–1990. He was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in 1990. President George W. Bush nominated him as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat January 31, 2006, becoming only the second Italian American to be appointed to the nation's highest court. He is the son of Samuel A. Alito Sr., an Italian immigrant, and Rose Fradusco, an Italian-American. His grandparents came from Roccella IonicaCalabria and Palazzo San GervasioBasilicata, in southern Italy. Alito's father earned a master's degree at Rutgers University and was a high school teacher and later the first Director of the New Jersey Office of Legislative Services, a state government position he held from 1952 to 1984. Alito's mother was a schoolteacher.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Matt, Dan And Bill Analyze The NJ Debate

 

For Libs, It'$$$ All In The Family! For You? NADA!


 

Reopening Offices: Will Murphy Keep His Promise?

New Jersey State Senator Kristin Corrado urged Governor Phil Murphy to keep his promise to fully reopen State government offices that have been closed since the start of the pandemic.

Sen. Kristin Corrado urged Gov. Phil Murphy to keep his promise to fully reopen State government offices that have been closed since the start of the pandemic. (SenateNJ.com)

“Important State offices, including unemployment walk-in centers, have been closed for nearly 19 months and completely inaccessible to New Jerseyans,” said Corrado (R-40). “Given the long wait, I hope the rumors aren’t true that some offices may have their reopenings pushed back beyond the date the governor set for his administration to get back to work. It would be yet another failure of leadership if Governor Murphy delayed the full reopening of State government any longer.”

Many State offices, including the Labor Department’s One-Stop Career Centers, have remained closed since shutting down in March of 2020.

For more than a year, Governor Murphy has defied numerous bipartisan calls to reopen walk-in unemployment offices to help the many people who were unable to successfully manage their unemployment claims online or over the phone.

In April, for example, the governor ignored a joint request by Corrado and Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg (D-37) to reopen unemployment offices to serve a surge of claimants whose benefits were blocked erroneously.

That request followed a bipartisan letter from the senators to the Labor Commissioner a month earlier in which they stressed the need for the Murphy administration to prioritize “face to face assistance.”

In late August, Governor Murphy finally relented with the announcement that all State workers will return to their offices full-time on Monday, October 18.

“We’ve already heard from constituents who will be lining up outside the walk-in unemployment centers when they are scheduled to reopen next week to try to resolve claims that have been in limbo for weeks or months,” added Corrado. “Given the pent-up frustration of so many New Jerseyans, I wouldn’t want to be Governor Murphy if he breaks his promise by failing to reopen all State offices to the public on Monday. The doors better be unlocked, the lights turned on, and the centers fully staffed for business.”

This Has NEVER Been More True . . .


 

HYPOCRITE Murphy Parties Maskless With Allies!

 From the NJ GOP:

Masks for thee, but not for me! 

The Essex County Education Association - a union that supports masking kids in schools - was apparently having so much fun at an event in Asbury Park this past week that they forgot their masks at home. 

Not only did they put their own hypocrisy on full display, they caught Mr. Mask himself - Phil Murphy - also partying maskless in a photo tweeted out (but then deleted & saved thanks to Save Jersey).

The gathering is precisely the type of event for which Murphy's own guidancecalls for masking. NJ 101.5 reports:

Murphy and Persichilli recommended wearing masks when encountering:

- Crowded indoor settings
- Indoor settings involving activities with close contact with others who may not be fully vaccinated
- Indoor settings where the vaccine status of other individuals in the setting is unknown
- Where an individual is immunocompromised or at increased risk for severe disease

Murphy did not send out any tweets from the Equality Ball, but instead posted a produced video honoring New Jersey's diversity.

However, most photos Murphy has tweeted out shows him masked up at indoor events he has attended in recent months.  Most of those events had far fewer people than were in attendance at the event in Asbury Park.

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What do you want to bet that the people who made and served his food that night at the venue and then cleaned it up were required to wear masks?

Phil Murphy is a disgrace who demands of others that which he is unwilling to do for himself and his friends.