Sunday, April 30, 2023
A 12-year-old in @MiddleboroughPS was allegedly sent home from school and told he’s making people feel unsafe for wearing a shirt that said “there are only 2 genders.”— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) April 30, 2023
Watch him destroy the school board 🔥 pic.twitter.com/hCBO5wXIgh
Saturday, April 29, 2023
Jack Nicholson back courtside for the Lakers - first time since last season’s opening night. pic.twitter.com/OEyr3XPsqA— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) April 29, 2023
Jack. Back. pic.twitter.com/Ht6q6F6J4H— Chris Mannix (@SIChrisMannix) April 29, 2023
Friday, April 28, 2023
From the Gallup Poll:
As Joe Biden begins his reelection campaign, his job approval rating among the U.S. public has slipped to 37%, the lowest Gallup has measured for him to date. Biden’s job approval has been in the low 40% range for most of the past 19 months, apart from the current reading and a 38% score last July.
Biden’s latest approval rating is from an April 3-25 Gallup poll, which was completed the day he announced he will seek reelection, and marks a three-point dip from March and a five-point drop from February.
CNN’s John King: “When 74% of Americans think the country is heading the wrong way, it's hard for the boss to say, ‘Give me four more years.’” pic.twitter.com/XXCTf0E6jg— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) April 28, 2023
NJ spends $467K on prisoner sex-change operations, gender care so far this year . . .NJ 101.5
New Jersey taxpayers are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars a year on gender-affirming care and sex-change surgeries for violent and serious offenders behind bars.In response to an inquiry by New Jersey 101.5, the Department of Corrections confirmed four such surgical procedures this fiscal year alone. Many people now refer to these procedures as gender-affirming surgeries. It was not immediately clear how many prisoners have received gender-affirming surgeries in previous years — but one prisoner who did get the sex reassignment procedures did so while serving a 50-year sentence for the murder of a female sex worker.
Thursday, April 27, 2023
Wednesday, April 26, 2023
BIDEN: "My grandpop...died in the same hospital I was born in two weeks before I was born"— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) April 25, 2023
Except Biden's "grandpop" died in Baltimore, MD, in September 1941 — and Biden wasn't born until November 1942 in Scranton, PA. pic.twitter.com/Y1Zq36kLhd
New Jersey State Senator Michael Testa called for the New Jersey Legislature to advance a proposal he sponsors to protect women’s sports to complement recent congressional action that is intended to preserve the spirit of Title IX.
“Title IX was adopted in 1972 to ensure that girls and women are not discriminated against and have a fair playing field in sports and other school-related activities,” said Testa (R-1). “Sadly, that fair playing field that girls have enjoyed for 50 years is slowly disappearing as more male athletes who identify as transgender are choosing to compete in women’s sports, including swimming, track, and even power lifting. The House of Representatives was absolutely right to take action last week to protect women’s sports from this full frontal assault, and New Jersey shouldn’t hesitate to do the same.”
The House of Representatives in Congress passed H.R.734 on April 20. The “Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act of 2023” amends Title IX to “provide that for purposes of determining compliance with Title IX of such Act in athletics, sex shall be recognized based solely on a person’s reproductive biology and genetics at birth.”
In New Jersey, Senator Testa sponsors similar legislation, S-589, the “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act.”
Testa’s bill, first introduced in 2021, requires that participation in school-sanctioned sports be based on biological sex at birth. It provides that public and nonpublic schools, as well as institutions of higher education, designate athletic or sports teams on the basis of biological sex. The bill also prohibits any athletic teams or sports designated for females, women, or girls from being open to males.
With more biological men participating in competitive female athletics, Testa said legislators have a responsibility to act to maintain the protections and fairness long offered by Title IX.
“You only need to see the way biologically male athletes like Lia Thomas tower over their female competition to realize that transgender athletes have an unfair advantage,” added Testa. “It’s a bigger problem than just the appearance of unfairness, it’s increasingly borne out in the final results of competitions where women have been crowded off the winners’ podium by transgender athletes. If we want our daughters to have the same opportunity to train hard, compete, and win that their mothers enjoyed under Title IX, we have a responsibility to act now to protect women’s sports.”
Accusations that President Joe Biden’s son got “preferential treatment” from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are a serious scandal, according to a majority of voters, but few expect the president to be impeached over it.
Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Monday, April 24, 2023
Re-upping my post from this morning, in light of today’s troubling news:— Steve Cortes (@CortesSteve) April 24, 2023
Please watch this superb analysis of the cultural and moral battle of our time vs. the radical secular humanists...pic.twitter.com/GrYwIUc3lw
BIDEN: "There's no such thing as someone else's child. No such thing as someone else's child. Our nation's children are all our children." pic.twitter.com/U5VursxCjH— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) April 24, 2023
To my CNN Colleagues, CNN and Don have parted ways. Don will forever be a part of the CNN family, and we thank him for his contributions over the past 17 years. We wish him well and will be cheering him on in his future endeavors. CNN This Morning has been on the air for nearly six months, and we are committed to its success.Statement from Don Lemon:
Sunday, April 23, 2023
It has been 80 days since the toxic train disaster in East Palestine, Ohio, and 52 days since Biden promised he’d visit “at some point.”— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) April 24, 2023
Biden hasn’t said a word about it since.pic.twitter.com/hqRDjGpKle
In fact, in all of American history, only one president has been shown the door by the voters after one term only to come back four years later and be elected to a second non-consecutive term. That was Grover Cleveland, but that was 131 years ago.
Being turned away by the voters after you've sought the highest office in the land doesn't leave you many avenues for a comeback. Again, in my lifetime, only one person who was nominated by a major political party and lost the presidential election has come back to win the office on a second try. That was Richard Nixon, and we all know what happened to him.
Through the course of his whole life, Donald Trump has loathed the term "loser" and he's tried to avoid it at all cost. He understands the dire implications of being tagged a loser, no matter what your endeavor or line of business. And even though he's unquestionably experienced major professional setbacks, he's always shown a remarkable capacity for shifting gears, moving on and diverting attention from any failures. Indeed, he's been quite a magician in that regard.
But the sort of rabbit that Trump is trying to pull from his hat now would require a masterstroke. True, in some ways Grover Cleveland's loss of the presidency in 1888 mirrored Trump's because, like Trump Cleveland lost key swing states that he won in his first victorious bid for the office. And, in at least one state Cleveland's opponents allegedly engaged in fraudulent voting practices. Sound familiar?
But unlike Trump, Cleveland actually received a plurality of the popular vote in his re-election bid. Which is probably one of the reasons why the Clevelands seemed so confident they'd be returning to the White House that upon leaving, First Lady Frances Cleveland told a a staffer: "I want you to take good care of all the furniture and ornaments in the house, for I want to find everything just as it is now, when we come back again
And yes, like Trump Cleveland continued to maintain a hold on the imagination of his party, so much so that anti-Cleveland elements of the party were unable to create a coalition large enough to deny Cleveland the nomination in 1892. As a result, Cleveland was easily nominated by his party on the first ballot. Foreshadowing what may happen next year, the former president then went on to once again face President Benjamin Harrison who previously wrested the White House from him. In the end, Cleveland won both the popular and electoral vote in historic fashion. But it's important to remember that the vote was split because of a third party populist candidate and that inured to Cleveland's advantage.
Similarities and dissimilarities. There's no way to definitively say that what happened to Grover Cleveland gives us any guide to the 2024 presidential election. After all, Cleveland was only 55 (still a vigorous campaigner) when he won in 1892 and was returned to the White House, whereas Trump would be 78 in a similar situation. And again, that was more than 130 years ago and the only time that this has ever happened. Still, one can never say never. For example, it had been 152 years since a sitting vice president had been elected president when George H. W. Bush was elected in 1988 ending what appeared to be a long-standing jinx. And one should never underestimate Donald Trump or discount the vagaries of history.
Saturday, April 22, 2023
Friday, April 21, 2023
Thursday, April 20, 2023
Are House Democrats silent about Hakeem Jeffries' bigoted beliefs because they agree? pic.twitter.com/cH9zhwB2dP— NRCC (@NRCC) April 20, 2023
CNN: Hakeem Jeffries was lying when he said "he was only 'vaguely aware'" of his uncle's past antisemitism — like "blaming 'rich Jews' for financing the slave trade."— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) April 13, 2023
Jeffries not only wrote an editorial defending his uncle — "he also defended noted bigot Louis Farrakhan." pic.twitter.com/IoWUCMloG5
Pennsylvania’s junior Senator, John Fetterman, returned to the U.S. Senate this week after a six-week stay at Walter Reed Medical Center.— Broad + Liberty (@BroadAndLiberty) April 20, 2023
His team says he is healthy and ready to represent Pennsylvania in Congress — what do you think? pic.twitter.com/wAZnYW9fI2
Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Here is it! CBS Evening News is the first of the three networks to cover the bombshell IRS whistle-blower report in the Hunter Biden investigation. pic.twitter.com/XGoRT2jlWv— Kevin Tober (@KevinTober94) April 19, 2023
Following Tucker Carlson’s release of previously unseen videos from the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol, more voters now believe it may have been provoked by undercover agents.
Kamala Harris tells a real knee-slapper in Reno:— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) April 18, 2023
"I met with the legislators who are here and your legislative leaders in that majority-female legislator — legislature — that you got here. Some bad b—people. Ha ha ha ha. They really are! They're so good!" pic.twitter.com/4vSnbTytyD
Tuesday, April 18, 2023
New Jersey taxpayers are on the hook for nearly $500,000 dollars of lavish furnishings in Governor Phil Murphy’s and wife Tammy’s new offices in the Statehouse. Murphy defended the out-of-touch spending by saying, “We want to do this with some amount of majesty.” Taxpayers are not his royal subjects. And, as Assemblyman Antwan McClellan pointed out, “Other administrations paid for their personal desks in the Statehouse and fancy renovations, so I don’t see how these purchases can be justified.” That rug cost $114,420 – about $25,000 more than the median annual income for a family in NJ.
One of our favorite state legislators, Senator Michael Testa urged the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to continue working with Maurice River Township and the Maurice River Historical Society on a plan to protect the East Point Lighthouse.
“I’m concerned that the DEP hasn’t shown much urgency in developing a long-term plan to protect the historic East Point Lighthouse from future beach erosion,” said Testa (R-1). “We met with DEP officials several times last year to discuss the lighthouse, but we have not received a plan for shoreline stabilization as promised. With the current protective Geotube nearing its end of life, there isn’t much time to waste.”
The shoreline in the area has eroded by 400 feet over the years due to storms, leaving the 174-year-old lighthouse less than 100 feet from the water.
A temporary sand-filled Geotube was installed to protect the lighthouse from flooding in 2019. Geotubes have an expected lifespan of five to seven years.
Testa urged the DEP to release a shoreline preservation plan for East Point Lighthouse quickly and to work closely with the Maurice River Historical Society, which completed a major renovation of the lighthouse in 2017, to allow the building to remain open to the public.
“The DEP is lucky to have strong local partners who have made major investments of time, financial resources, and manpower to renovate, maintain, and operate this important New Jersey landmark,” said Testa. “It’s really frustrating that the historical society hasn’t gotten anywhere with the DEP on a plan for shoreline preservation around the lighthouse or future operations.”
Given recent news, the senator said the situation is unfortunate, but not surprising.
“Communication isn’t exactly the DEP’s strength as evidenced by recent violations and fines issued by the DEP against itself,” Testa said. “If two offices in the DEP can’t get on the same page, what hope does anyone else have for navigating this massive State bureaucracy? Working with the DEP shouldn’t have to be so difficult.”
In the aftermath of an uproar over Anheuser-Busch’s use of transgender model Dylan Mulvaney to promote Bud Light beer, a majority of Americans favor boycotting the brand.
Monday, April 17, 2023
Pete Buttigieg says traffic fatalities in the U.S. are on "a level that is comparable to gun violence" because of "a lot of reasons related to discrimination" pic.twitter.com/BebyoNoYgU— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) April 16, 2023
And it's YOUR taxpayer $$$$ he's spending!
New Jersey State Senator Ed Durr (R-3) issued the following statement after it was revealed that Governor Phil Murphy spent more than $500,000 on furnishings for the newly renovated Governor’s Office in the State House, including $217,000 for three rugs in his office and an office used by First Lady Tammy Murphy:
“I understand the State House is a historic building, but did the Murphy administration really have to spend nearly a quarter-million dollars on antique rugs?
“It sends the wrong message to taxpayers for Governor Murphy to spend lavishly on decorating his office while he’s simultaneously proposing to slash State aid to schools and towns across New Jersey.
“While the governor enjoys his opulent furnishings, teachers are being fired, students are falling further behind, and property tax bills are rising. It may look good in his office, but it’s not a good look for Governor Murphy.”