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Saturday, March 25, 2023
Something About THE PASSAGE OF TIME . . .
Hey, Don't Mess With Those Jersey Gals!
Biden Applauds China? Canada? 'Where Are We?'
BIDEN: "I applaud China..." pic.twitter.com/PJgxSanGCM— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) March 24, 2023
Friday, March 24, 2023
China Scandal? Voters Don't Believe Biden!
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.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 42% of likely U.S. voters believe it’s likely that Biden has told the complete truth about his family’s foreign business deals, including 24% who say it’s very likely. Fifty-four percent (54%) don’t think it’s likely Biden is telling the whole truth, including 38% who say it is mot at all likely. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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Oh, The Onrushing Pace Of Change In The World!
NJ Legislator Selects Chief Of Staff
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
Who Woulda Thunk It?! . . . . .
So You Think You Know India, Huh? Think Again!
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!
Biden Approval Rating Headed To Low Point!
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
Van Drew: We Need A Moratorium NOW!
Oh, Those Biden Judicial Nominees . . .
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
Jersey Shore Lawmakers Sound Wind Project Alarm!
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.”
OMG! All Eight Beached Dolphins Now DEAD!
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
Eight Dolphins Washed Ashore At Sea Isle City!
From Save Jersey by Matt Rooney (reposted with permission):
It’s happened again.
Only days after a congressional hearing in nearby Wildwood, New Jersey chaired by Congressional Jeff Van Drew (R, NJ-02) into the impacts of offshore wind development AND a mere 66 days before Memorial Day Weekend 2023, no less than eight (!) dolphins washed ashore at a popular Sea Isle City beach on Tuesday.
“The city is aware that dolphins have washed up on the 50th and 52nd Street Beaches,” the city’s Facebook page confirmed shortly before 1 p.m. “Please do not approach them. Marine Mammal Stranding Center is on the way.”
Two of the stranded dolphins reportedly died on the sand but rescuers were working frantically into the afternoon to keep the remaining six alive while experts were still en route:
In case you missed it, Congressman Van Drew joined me on 1210 WPHT on Sunday to address his efforts to investigate the suspected link between whale and dolphin deaths and offshore wind exploration.
Click here to listen.
Ordinary Citizen Has A Message For Tony Fauci!
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?
Just In Case You Forgot About This . . .
Monday, March 20, 2023
Parents: Now You Know What They Think Of You!
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
Trying To Makes Sense Of It All? Good Luck!
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?
In Honor Of Its First Day, A Glorious Ode To Spring!
by William Blake
O thou with dewy locks, who lookest down
Through the clear windows of the morning, turn
Thine angel eyes upon our western isle,
Which in full choir hails thy approach, O Spring!
The hills tell one another, and the listening
Valleys hear; all our longing eyes are turn’d
Up to thy bright pavilions: issue forth
And let thy holy feet visit our clime!
Come o’er the eastern hills, and let our winds
Kiss thy perfumèd garments; let us taste
Thy morn and evening breath; scatter thy pearls
Upon our lovesick land that mourns for thee.
O deck her forth with thy fair fingers; pour
Thy soft kisses on her bosom; and put
Thy golden crown upon her languish’d head,
Whose modest tresses are bound up for thee.
Sunday, March 19, 2023
To One And All: 'Viva La Tavola Di San Giuse!'
St. Joseph's Day is a big Feast for Italians because in the Middle Ages, God, through St. Joseph's intercessions, saved Sicilians from a very serious drought. So in his honor, the custom is for all to wear red, in the same way that green is worn on St. Patrick's Day.
Though we may not able to actively observe many St. Joseph's traditions now (including Mass and an abundant feast) due to the limitations of a pandemic quarantine, it's important to remember the traditions and the significance of this day and to pray to St. Joseph.
Today, after Mass (at least in parishes with large Italian populations), a big altar ("la tavola di San Giuse" or "St. Joseph's Table") is laden with food contributed by everyone (note that all these St. Joseph celebrations might take place on the nearest, most convenient weekend). Different Italian regions celebrate this day differently, but all involve special meatless foods: minestrone, pasta with breadcrumbs (the breadcrumbs symbolize the sawdust that would have covered St. Joseph's floor), seafood, Sfinge di San Giuseppe, and, always, fava beans, which are considered "lucky" because during the drought, the fava thrived while other crops failed (recipes below).
The table -- which is always blessed by a priest -- will be in three tiers, symbolizing the Most Holy Trinity. The top tier will hold a statue of St. Joseph surrounded by flowers and greenery. The other tiers might hold, in addition to the food: flowers (especially lilies); candles; figurines and symbolic breads and pastries shaped like a monstrance, chalices, fishes, doves, baskets, St. Joseph's staff, lilies, the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts, carpentry tools, etc.; 12 fishes symbolizing the 12 Apostles; wine symbolizing the miracle at Cana; pineapple symbolizing hospitality; lemons for "luck"; bread and wine (symbolizing the Last Supper); and pictures of the dead. There will also be a basket in which the faithful place prayer petitions.
The cry "Viva la tavola di San Giuse!" begins the feasting and is heard throughout the day. When the eating is done, the St. Joseph's altar is smashed, and then three children dressed as the Holy Family will knock on three doors, asking for shelter. They will be refused at the first two, and welcomed at the third, in memory of the Holy Family's seeking of hospitality just before Christ was born. This re-enactment is called "Tupa Tupa," meaning "Knock Knock."
The day ends with each participant taking home a bag that might be filled with bread, fruit, pastries, cookies, a medal of St. Joseph, a Holy Card and/or a blessed fava bean. Keep your "lucky bean," and let it remind you to pray to St. Joseph.
As a child, I remember going with my father to homes in the Italian-American neighborhood where I grew up -- homes where Italian women prepared a St. Joseph's Table in their living and/or dining rooms. These huge tables were covered with all of the homemade foods associated with this day. The doors to the homes were left open and anyone could come in and partake of the feast. It was a beautiful custom signifying enduring faith, gratitude, neighborliness and generosity!
PRAYER TO ST. JOSEPH IN TIME TO DISTRESS
We come to you, O blessed Joseph, in our sore distress. Having sought the aid of your most blessed spouse, we now confidently implore thy assistance also.
We humbly beg that, mindful of the dutiful affection that bound you to the immaculate Virgin Mother of God, and of the fatherly love with which you cherish the Child Jesus, you will lovingly watch over the heritage that Jesus Christ purchased with His blood, and by your powerful intercession help us in our urgent need.
Most powerful guardian of the Holy Family, protect the chosen race of Jesus Christ; drive far from us, most loving father, every pest of error and corrupting sin. From your place in heaven, most powerful protector, graciously come to our aid in this conflict with the power of darkness, and as of old you delivered the Child Jesus from supreme peril of life, so now defend the holy Church of God from the snares of her enemies and from all adversity.
Have each of us always in your keeping, that, following your example, and borne up by your strength, we may be able to live holily, die happily, and so enter the everlasting bliss of heaven.
It's Absolutely Shameful - And DISGRACEFUL!
5:30pm on Saturday March 18th on the City Hall Platform of the Philadelphia Subway System. Trains CANCELED AND LATE so what else can passengers do but enjoy the ASSAULTS courtesy of NO SEPTA POLICE. Who will stop the "insanity on the subway"?@VoteDomb @PennDOTSec @lasavloff @CNN pic.twitter.com/krrQ0q7Fhe— SEPTA FAIL (@FailSepta) March 18, 2023
Saturday, March 18, 2023
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Friday, March 17, 2023
WOW! 25 Things You Never Knew About St. Patrick!
Did you know that St. Patrick wasn't Irish? Or that green wasn't even his color? These are 25 little known facts about St. Patrick' Day.
Expanding Broadband To Rural Communities
New Jersey State Senator Doug Steinhardt is sponsoring legislation that would help support the expansion of broadband internet services in underserved rural communities.
“Rural communities are often an afterthought for the big telecom companies, leaving homeowners and businesses with few options for broadband service and slower speeds,” said Steinhardt (R-23). “When so much of modern life is dependent on high-speed internet, we need to be proactive in ensuring that our communities have access to these critical services. The new grant and loan programs that I’m sponsoring will support the expansion of rural broadband services in small communities that are often overlooked.”
Steinhardt has introduced legislation, S-3730, that establishes the “Rural Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program” within the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) for the purpose of providing grants to qualified applicants for the expansion and improvement of broadband telecommunications infrastructure and the provision of broadband telecommunications service in rural areas of the state.
The bill creates the “Rural Broadband Infrastructure Grant Fund” to support the program and appropriates $2.5 million in federal funds to the fund.
Steinhardt also joined as co-sponsor of legislation, S-582, that expands the EDA small business loan program to include certain broadband telecommunications service providers.
This bill requires the EDA, in consultation with the Board of Public Utilities (BPU), to offer loans to broadband telecommunications service providers providing broadband telecommunications service to rural areas under an existing small business loan program administered by the EDA.
“Many of the same communities that benefitted from rural electrification efforts a century ago will benefit from our focus on expanding rural broadband today,” added Steinhardt. “For many people, access to broadband will open up a world of educational and work opportunities that they otherwise wouldn’t have.”