Friday, March 31, 2023
New Jersey State Senator Anthony Bucco has introduced legislation that would impose stricter penalties for possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages by underage individuals.
“Following the changes to the juvenile justice laws, many law enforcement officers are being left with unclear direction as to what, if anything, they can do to combat some of the underage drinking offenses primarily in our shore communities, but also throughout the state,” said Bucco (R-25). “This new law will better guide police on the handling of these matters, and hopefully help to quell any issues before they arise.”
Under Bucco’s bill, S-3633, any person under the legal age to purchase alcoholic beverages who possesses or consumes an alcoholic beverage in any school, public place, or motor vehicle is guilty of a disorderly persons offense and can be fined $500. The court may also require the individual to participate in an alcohol education or treatment program.
In addition, when the offense is committed in a motor vehicle, the court is required to suspend or postpone the driving privileges of the defendant for six months.
“This isn’t a partisan issue, it’s one that touches every one of us in our communities one way or another,” Bucco added. “No one wants to see a criminal charge affect the future of a young person, however we do have laws in a society, and we must abide by them. Hopefully, this bill will garner support from my colleagues on both sides of the aisle so that we can help reduce underage drinking and provide help to those that need it, before it is too late.”
Parental Rights advocate Josh Aikens (who also serves as President of the Lafayette Township Board of Education) is joined by his Assembly running mate, Warren County Commissioner Jason Sarnoski (who also serves as a Republican State Committeeman) in issuing the following statement on the indictment of Donald Trump:
Thursday, March 30, 2023
- March 30, 2023 -
Statement by Donald J. Trump,
45th President of the United States of America
“This is Political Persecution and Election Interference at the highest level in history. From the time I came down the golden escalator at Trump Tower, and even before I was sworn in as your President of the United States, the Radical Left Democrats - the enemy of the hard-working men and women of this Country - have been engaged in a Witch-Hunt to destroy the Make America Great Again movement. You remember it just like I do: Russia, Russia, Russia; the Mueller Hoax; Ukraine, Ukraine, Ukraine; Impeachment Hoax 1; Impeachment Hoax 2; the illegal and unconstitutional Mar-a-Lago raid; and now this.
“The Democrats have lied, cheated and stolen in their obsession with trying to ‘Get Trump,’ but now they’ve done the unthinkable - indicting a completely innocent person in an act of blatant Election Interference.
“Never before in our Nation’s history has this been done. The Democrats have cheated countless times over the decades, including spying on my campaign, but weaponizing our justice system to punish a political opponent, who just so happens to be a President of the United States and by far the leading Republican candidate for President, has never happened before. Ever.
“Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg, who was hand-picked and funded by George Soros, is a disgrace. Rather than stopping the unprecedented crime wave taking over New York City, he’s doing Joe Biden’s dirty work, ignoring the murders and burglaries and assaults he should be focused on. This is how Bragg spends his time!
“I believe this Witch-Hunt will backfire massively on Joe Biden. The American people realize exactly what the Radical Left Democrats are doing here. Everyone can see it. So our Movement, and our Party - united and strong - will first defeat Alvin Bragg, and then we will defeat Joe Biden, and we are going to throw every last one of these Crooked Democrats out of office so we can MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”
"The weaponization of the legal system to advance a political agenda turns the rule of law on its head. "It is un-American. "The Soros-backed Manhattan District Attorney has consistently bent the law to downgrade felonies and to excuse criminal misconduct. Yet, now he is stretching the law to target a political opponent. "Florida will not assist in an extradition request given the questionable circumstances at issue with this Soros-backed Manhattan prosecutor and his political agenda."
Philadelphia Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez will lead a pre-dawn Eucharistic Adoration, Benediction, and reflection outside the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown (Bucks County) as part of Sonrise Festival, a prayerful Holy Week gathering of young adults.
He will join participants afterward at the shrine’s cafeteria for small group discussions and breakfast.
Saturday, April 1, 2023
National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa
654 Ferry Road
Doylestown, PA 18901
4:30 a.m. –Outdoor Live Stations of the Cross guided by Father Timothy Tarnacki, O.S.P.P.E.
6:00 a.m. -Holy Hour with reflections and music
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A day after final congressional approval was given to end the national COVID-19 emergency, New Jersey State Senator Michael Testa said it’s time for Governor Phil Murphy to end New Jersey’s pandemic state of emergency.
“New Jersey’s ongoing state of emergency gives the governor and state departments the authority to keep unnecessary directives in place, and it allows the governor to continue spending billions in federal relief funds with almost no transparency or oversight,” said Testa (R-1). “It also allows the Murphy administration to circumvent the Legislature and diminish our constitutional authority as a co-equal branch of government. Now that the federal emergency is ending, Governor Murphy needs to recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic is over and it’s time to give up his emergency powers.”
The United States Senate approved ending the federal pandemic emergency in a bipartisan 68-23 vote. The Biden administration has indicated the president would sign the joint resolution, which was passed by the House of Representatives earlier this year.
While New Jersey’s public health emergency was terminated in 2021, the general state of emergency related to COVID-19 that was first declared on March 9, 2020 remains in effect.
“A state of emergency is designed to empower a governor to respond quickly when needed, but the danger is that it allows good government protections to be bypassed,” Testa added. “That’s why we can’t allow declared emergencies to drag on for years without end. Governor Murphy has no excuse to continue clinging to the emergency powers that his administration has abused for far too long.”
Legislation sponsored by New Jersey State Senator Edward Durr that allows veterans of military reserve units with at least six years of service to retain special license plates that identify their military service has been signed into law.
“I am proud to honor our veterans of the military reserves with the enactment of this law. All military service members should be honored and recognized for the sacrifices that they have made in defense of the freedoms that we enjoy today,” said Durr (R-03). “This law ends a foolish requirement that forced veterans of the military reserves to relinquish license plates that identified their service to our country. Military reserve veterans may now keep these special license plates and proudly display their service to our country.”
Previously, members of a military reserve unit could request a special license plate that identified their military service but were required to surrender their license plate once they completed their military service.
Senator Durr’s bill, S-3081/A-4298, allows veterans, with at least six years of service in the military reserves, to keep their special license plates once their military service concludes.
“Members of the military reserves represent a selfless form of service that embodies the sacrifices made by veterans to protect our nation,” Durr added. “When a member of the military reserves completes their service, they should be allowed to display their service on their license plate just like veterans who served in any other branch of the military. The signing of this law is one way that we can honor their service to our country.”
New Jersey State Senator Anthony M. Bucco (R-25) issued the following comments after a pair of Governor Phil Murphy’s nominees to the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) failed to gain Senate confirmation today:
“Governor Murphy dumped two BPU commissioners for having the gall to criticize his extreme Energy Master Plan. There were no Republican votes today to confirm replacements who would be nothing more than a rubber stamp for his dangerous and expensive energy policy.
“The governor’s energy extremism is on clear display with his failure to pause offshore wind farm survey work as dozens of dead whales and dolphins have washed up on our shores. We need reasonable people in BPU positions who are willing to stand up to the governor in times like these to ensure that we’re not doing more harm than good to the environment.”
Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Two of our founding fathers fought a duel with guns and one of them died.
Native Americans had bows and arrows. We had guns. We vanquished them with guns. The West was settled and tamed with guns. State boundaries were determined with guns. Territorial rights were protected with guns. Pathways, trails, waterways and roads were secured via the barrel of a gun.
It's no accident that the right to bear arms was written into our Constitution and that it is part of our hallowed Bill of Rights. It's not a mistake that this right was linked to the protection of individual and property rights as well as the right of the citizenry to be protected from all credible threats to their freedom and security, both foreign and domestic.
The gun history and gun culture of America has been bloody and messy. Brother turned against brother and sister turned against sister in a tragic dispute that ripped our nation apart. And it was all carried out with guns at a tremendous toll that haunts us to this day.
In my own lifetime a president and a presidential candidate have been assassinated and three other presidents and one presidential candidate have been the targets of assassinations (two of them seriously injured) and all of these were carried out with guns.
Guns in America have been glamorized, idolized, celebrated, venerated and, depending on the circumstances characterized as everything from playthings to the last, most trusted, most cherished line of defense against madness, mendacity and mayhem.
Guns are thoroughly intertwined with our popular culture.
If you doubt this, look at the lineup of our most popular movies (including more than a few blockbusters), TV shows and video games. In an age of haves and have-nots, guns turned Bonnie and Clyde into twisted heroes. And guns created Al Capone and the mob as well as their chief nemesis Elliot Ness.
J. Edgar Hoover would never have achieved the power that he achieved without an arsenal of gun-totting agents who did his bidding. And military leaders from George Washington to Ulysses Grant to Dwight D. Eisenhower would never have become heroes without guns.
Guns are written into our laws, they are popularized by our culture, they are intertwined with our history and they are part of our way of life.
This is nothing new.
It's been going on for a long time.
So when you talk about gun rights and gun control in America, you're pushing a very, very hot button.
This is not a battle for the faint of heart.
Yes, there's been enough finger-pointing and there's more than enough blame to go around.
And everybody's culpable here. The Democrats certainly aren't without blame as they had the White House and clear majorities in both houses of Congress and they actually did little to stem the tide of gun crime.
Indeed, the assault weapons ban expired in 2004 but once Barack Obama and the Dems gained complete control in 2008, they didn't reinstitute the ban. For the record: the ban was originally signed into law by Bill Clinton but even President Reagan supported it. So, yes -- this is a problem for both parties.
Blame, blame, blame, blame and blame.
OK. Now that we've said that and have gotten that out of our system, what now?
III. What should we actually do?
No single action will be a panacea.
There's no easy answer here. But as Ronald Reagan once said, there are simple answers -- the kind of answers that involve right and wrong. So, steps must be taken.
To any reasonably sane person the following steps would appear to be obvious priorities:
2) Background checks must be toughened.
3) Much tighter controls need to be put on gun ownership by persons with mental disorders. In the case of unstable or questionable persons who already possess guns, the idea of a gun ownership restraining order seems to have merit.
4) Hollywood and the popular culture and the media must be held accountable. The glorification of violence must be halted. This ain't no movie and it ain't no video game. This is serious now, understand?
8) Respect must be restored for the sanctity of human life and that means that we must have the courage to address the abomination that is abortion on demand. Remember: respect for human life is not a selective matter. And while we're add it, respect and support for law enforcement must be restored as well.
Our nation is facing a very, very, serious situation.
All sides must accept responsibility and all sides must be willing to cede something for the greater good. There can be no progress until and unless that happens.
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
And yet again, TODAY!
Biden's latest "hot mike" moment!
GUIDE: "Yes, sir, down the ramp...your mark is gonna be the blue one to the left. You got a blue mark."— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) March 28, 2023
BIDEN: "I'll stay in my blue mark." pic.twitter.com/XSmxEgUr2z
Monday, March 27, 2023
Biden after 6 people dead in Nashville shooting of private Christian school:— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) March 27, 2023
"I came down because I heard there was chocolate chip ice cream."pic.twitter.com/IS3sRSKW4O
Offshore wind farms will INCREASE energy prices for homes & businesses across New Jersey, and along the East Coast.— Congressman Jeff Van Drew (@Congressman_JVD) March 27, 2023
The Biden Admin is allowing farmland to be bought up by China, and our oceans by Europe, ALL at the expense of the American people.
Enough is enough. pic.twitter.com/tmuWwrZhsO
ESPN celebrated Women’s History Month by promoting a special about transgender swimmer Lia Thomas……a biological male who destroyed real women in the pool. pic.twitter.com/gVLa0rz2NN— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) March 26, 2023
Sunday, March 26, 2023
When @PhillyPolice are holding a crime scene and a rolling shootout meanders by. Guess their Waze wasn’t working. I challenge flaccid @PPDCommish and worthless @cindybassphilly to issue statements about this incident @MarkFusetti @PhillyCrimeUpd @OverSaltPretzel @retiredPhlADA pic.twitter.com/lOvDMkl0LJ— StinkyFeat (@FeatStinky) March 26, 2023
Saturday, March 25, 2023
Friday, March 24, 2023
Questions about Chinese payments to President Joe Biden’s family are a serious scandal, according to a majority of voters, and most doubt the president is telling the whole truth about it.
New Jersey State Senator Kristin M. Corrado announced the appointment of Donald S. DeDio Jr. as the new chief of staff in her 40th Legislative District Office.
“Donnie has worked closely with me and my district office staff over the years in various capacities,” said Corrado (R-40). “He brings a wealth of experience to our office having served in various roles in the political and nonprofit worlds and in municipal government. I have no doubt that Donnie will hit the ground running in support of our efforts to fight for our constituents and maintain the high level of service that people have come to expect from our district office.”
DeDio is a lifelong resident of Wayne, New Jersey, and is an active member of the community. He is a graduate of Seton Hall University, where he obtained an undergraduate degree in political science in 2020 and a master’s degree in public administration in 2022.
He serves as the Chairman of the Passaic County Young Republicans—a position he has held since 2018—and most recently, was appointed in February 2023 as the Secretary of the Wayne Regular Republican Organization.
Additionally, DeDio serves as the President of the Wayne Police Athletic League (PAL) Board of Trustees, as a middle school travel basketball coach at the Wayne PAL, and as a member of the Wayne Township Zoning Board of Adjustment.
Previously, DeDio was employed by the Township of Montville where he served as a Confidential Assistant to the Township Administrator.
“Senator Corrado is a dedicated public servant who consistently stands up for her constituents and New Jersey taxpayers,” DeDio added. “It’s an honor to have the opportunity to serve as her chief of staff and to build upon the already exceptional constituent services already offered by the 40th Legislative District Office.”
Thursday, March 23, 2023
Ankush Bhandari has a fascinating story to tell about his journey from his hometown of Panchkula, India to America and its corporate world. It's a story repeated many times among Americans of Indian origin -- a highly motivated, value-centered, industrious group whose members are impacting many aspects of American life including our politics. We also talked with Ankush about India's history, its culture and the nation today as it continues to emerge as an economic powerhouse. Watch, listen, learn!
In fact, Biden's approval rating this month has now hit the 38% mark, a significant slide from the 45% he "enjoyed" not very long ago. We say "enjoyed" relatively speaking because Biden's ratings have pretty consistently remained below 50% -- a sorry record by any measure. His lowest rating so far has been 36%, barely cracking the support of one third of the voters. The last time Biden topped 50% was in August, 2021 when he was still enjoying somewhat of a honeymoon with the voters.
Right now, his handling of the economy has an even worse rating with just 31% saying they like the job he's doing in that department. Only about a quarter of Americans say the national economy is good or that the country is headed in the right direction, the poll shows.
Let's face it, these figures are dismal. One has to wonder how Biden was elected in the first place or how he continues to hang on. He's old, seems confused and cantankerous, flees the presidency every weekend to run back to his bunker in Delaware and cannot point to any significant successes during his first term. And now he's shackled with a GOP House that he doesn't seem to be willing to work with, an ongoing economic crisis and a burgeoning family scandal. Not good. Not good at all!
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Kennedy: “Do you know what a Brady motion is?”— Greg Price (@greg_price11) March 22, 2023
Biden judicial nominee: “It’s not coming to mind… I believe that the Brady case involved something regarding the Second Amendment.”
(It requires prosecutors to disclose evidence to the defense)
He isn’t the first Biden nominee to the federal bench who doesn’t know basic things that are taught in an Intro to the Constitution class.— Greg Price (@greg_price11) March 22, 2023
But at least they’re full of diversity. pic.twitter.com/QcY8jeoOAw
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
New Jersey State Senator Michael Testa, Assemblyman Antwan McClellan, and Assemblyman Erik Simonsen are intensifying calls to suspend offshore wind projects following an unprecedented number of dolphin deaths on a beach in Sea Isle City.
“It has been clear for a long time that Gov. Phil Murphy’s irrational green energy goals, facilitated by offshore wind projects, may pose significant risks to marine life. Since January, New Jersey has recorded an alarming number of whale deaths, and just earlier today, eight dolphins died after washing ashore in Sea Isle City. While the DEP claims there is no link between wind farms and damage to marine life, the logical thing to do would be to pause all offshore wind projects until we have more data,” said Testa (R-Cumberland). “In addition to the health and safety of marine life, our coastal communities and the thriving commercial fisheries rely upon a healthy and safe ocean and these projects pose an unnecessary risk to that. Until the proponents can assure our region that these projects are not playing a part in these incidents, it would be wise to suspend the work.”
Despite the incidents, Gov. Murphy continues his aggressive green energy goals, which calls for increasing offshore electric wind generation to 11,000 megawatts by 2040. To date, several offshore wind projects have been approved by the state Board of Public Utilities. One would add 98 wind turbines in Ocean and Cape May counties and others could produce as many as 350 along Atlantic County’s shoreline.
“Once again, Gov. Murphy is putting his radical green agenda before the safety of marine life and the jobs of fisherman and entrepreneurs,” added McClellan (R-Cape May). “Work related to offshore wind projects is the primary difference in our waters and an investigation should be done as to why whales and dolphins are dying in alarming numbers.”
Simonsen echoed calls for a moratorium, saying, “The only change in our waters recently has been the start of survey work for the construction of offshore wind farms—which seems like an awfully big coincidence to ignore. Our marine life must be safeguarded before any further progress can be made.”
UPDATE on Sea Isle City dolphins. Sadly all 8 are now dead. “Their conditions were rapidly deteriorating. The decision was made to humanely euthanize the dolphins to prevent further suffering, as returning them to the ocean would have only prolonged their eventual death.” pic.twitter.com/eYpBAd773d— Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) March 21, 2023
This reportedly happened in the summer of 2021 but it has just begun to air on a PBS program about Fauci. Funny how we're finally seeing it now, and only as a very small part of a program that sanctifies Fauci as an "American Master." Master of . . . what, exactly?
Monday, March 20, 2023
Georgia Rep. Lydia Glaize (D) says the QUIET PART OUT LOUD: "a lot of those parents did not finish high school.. I am extremely concerned that we would put money in their hands and that entire piece of life in the hands of parents who are not qualified to make those decisions" pic.twitter.com/z5Z7ktA0JY— Corey A. DeAngelis, school choice evangelist (@DeAngelisCorey) March 20, 2023
So, let's take stock: The lab leak theory's been validated. Banks are failing amidst a financial crisis. The stock market has tanked. Inflation is still high. And the Biden family's corrupt business dealings have clearly started to unravel . . . . Therefore, the logical thing to do is . . . . ARREST Trump, right?