Friday, June 30, 2023

True, But Don't Be Discouraged; Forge Onward!


Yes, The Others Failed; Only Trump Succeeded!

A very perceptive and articulate friend ("Captain Conservative") writes as follows:

Dating back to President Eisenhower, Republicans have gotten the bait and switch when it comes to Supreme Court nominees.  The GOP voter has fallen flat more times than Charlie Brown trying to kick that football.

Republican Supreme Court Justices who have been confirmed, more often than not, turned left and rarely looked back.  The same phenomenon never happens the other way.  Beyond that bitter pill, those turncoats also legislated from the bench.  Judicial fiat is not democracy.  It is not representative of our republic.

Donald Trump, the mercurial, bombastic, and unrefined former president, has succeeded where all his predecessors failed.  His success will live on for at least a generation; hopefully beyond.

After decades of liberal rulings which stretched both the bounds of credulity and Constitutionality, the High Court is finally returning original intent to America.  The overturning of Roe was thought impossible. Done.  Affirmative Action. Done. Religious freedom. Done.

We should all thank President Donald J. Trump for these landmark decisions.  This has brought balance back to the court and America. Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Bush, and Bush II all failed where Trump really triumphed. 

Laughing All The Way To The Bank!


Pennacchio Lambasts NJ Dems Budget Trickery

New Jersey State Senator Joe Pennacchio criticized Democrat leadership and Governor Murphy for rushing through a budget that is 60% higher than when the governor first took office.

Sen. Joe Pennacchio criticized Democrat leadership and Governor Murphy for rushing through a budget that is 60% higher than when the governor first took office. (YouTube)

“It is incredible to me that despite the state being flush with cash that we are doing a last-minute vote to pass a $54 billion dollar budget that is due no later than today. How can we allow for a committee vote before the duly elected officers had a chance to see what the actual budget contains?” questioned Pennacchio (R-26). “There is no transparency and the budget numbers provided in the budget committee were inaccurate. Legislators cannot do the job they were elected to do when the process is rushed and opaque. Why was this budget not completed and voted on weeks ago?”

As part of the budget deal, Democrats hastily pushed through the StayNJ program, which is an election year promise to possibly deliver a badly needed tax reduction to our seniors — in 2026.

“The wimpy premise of voting for a budget today and waiting to reward senior taxpayers years from now deserves to be confined to the list of comedy of errors that has followed this year’s budget process,” Pennacchio stated. “New Jersey citizens deserve better.”

Yes, Once Upon A Time This WAS The Norm!


Thursday, June 29, 2023

Does He Even Know Where He Is?

It's Just A Guy Thing, 'Ya Know?


THIS Is Why We LOVE Mike Testa!

Bidenomics: The Worst Record In 47 Years!


Decoding The Oppressive Language Of Liberalism

It's been said many times: If you can control the language you can control the debate.

Liberals know this. That's why they make up new words and phrases. They literally create a new language to control how we view the world -- how we think, how we feel and which side we come down on. They're audacious about it. What's more, they vigorously enforce the new language they create. They mandate it.

If you don't believe this, take a look at the following and remember what these words and phrase really mean as we decode each one of them:

affirmative action - Preferential treatment for liberal sanctioned protected classes; reverse discrimination.

LGBTQ+ - An ever-increasing alphabet soup that now includes nearly everybody except heterosexuals.

gender affirming care - Denying your biological gender via bodily mutilation.

non documented - Illegal immigrants.

marginalized communities - Communities targeted for additional government handouts so they can achieve less and depend on the government more.

community investment - Tax hikes

revenue enhancement - Same as "community investment."

diversity, equity and inclusion - Tipping the scales in favor of those who are most inclined to support leftist causes.

reproductive rights - Abortion; the killing of babies.

systemic racism - The grafting of past grievances and injustices onto present day circumstances so as to deny America's promise and progress.

black and brown people - Everyone except white people and Asians.

underserved communities - The people who are likely getting most of your redistributed income.

nationalists - Patriotic Americans.

micro aggression - Anything you say or even think that may be construed as offensive to liberals and their ilk.

safe space - A place where those who perceive themselves as victims of thoughts you don't even know you have may be coddled and infantilized.

It's Never Been More Important Than RIGHT NOW!


Wednesday, June 28, 2023

No, He's Not Pennsylvania's First Governor Shapiro

Josh Shapiro.
By now you've heard his name. And you probably know that he's the Governor of Pennsylvania. He's only been in office for six months but he's already cultivating a national reputation.
So, at the lest, you probably know him as the man who spearheaded the repair of Philly's I95 interstate highway in record time. Forget that Shapiro took a page from Ron DeSantis in Florida, who repaired a knocked out highway in even less time. Forget that. This was a Josh Shapiro show, produced, directed by and starring the man himself.
But you already know that. 
And you may also know that Shapiro has now presented himself as a champion of school vouchers and that the media are singing his praises and touting him as a likely Democrat presidential candidate, maybe even next year if Joe Biden falters, and certainly in 2028, no matter what happens.
That of course would make Josh Shapiro America's first Jewish president, which would be historic.
But did you know that he's not the first guy named Shapiro to serve as Governor of Pennsylvania? And, he wouldn't be the first Governor named Shapiro to actually run for president if he chooses to go that route.
That's right.
Because 52 years ago Milton Shapp (born Milton Jerrold Shapiro) was elected Governor of Pennsylvania and in 1976 ran for president seeking the Democratic nomination. As a young man he changed his name to Shapp to avoid antisemitism and built a successful business in the emerging field of electronics and cable TV. 
Like Shapiro, Shapp was the sort of slight, bookish looking guy that you might not otherwise notice. And also like Shapiro, Shapp was smart, media savvy and driven to succeed. And there are more similarities. Though he championed liberal causes (some of which would be considered far left or even radical by Pennsylvania standards) Shapp always presented himself as more moderate and conciliatory. He was careful not to come across as an ideologue. Ditto Shapiro. 
But there are also clear differences between the two. Unlike Shapiro, Shapp was not a career politician and he was not a lawyer. He was a hugely successful businessman and (unlike Shapiro) he was independently wealthy and able to fund his own campaign. And while Shapiro ran uncontested as a Democrat with the unanimous support of the party establishment and Harrisburg insiders, Shapp didn't always have that backing. So Shapp consistently ran as the anti-establishment "man against the machine" -- the guy who would go into office to disrupt the status quo, run the government much like a business and shake things up a bit. In this sense, Shapp was more like Donald Trump than Josh Shapiro. 
And like Trump, Shapp built his own following independent of party labels. This guaranteed him his share of enemies even inside his own party. But Shapp was more focused and less bellicose than Trump and he retained a knack for cultivating the loyalty of everyday voters and taxpayers, no matter their party. This was never more evident than during one of the worst natural disasters ever to hit the state, hurricane Agnes in 1972. In the aftermath of the storm Shapp personally oversaw the state’s rescue and emergency efforts and gave attention to the details of cleanup and relief for the months that followed. He was on the ground all the way, helping with cleanup and restoration efforts even in some of the most isolated parts of the state. 
The people never forgot this and they appreciated other efforts as well. For example, Shapp brought about reforms that lowered insurance premium rates and required insurance contracts to be written in easy to understand English. Full financial disclosure legislation for top officials was enacted along with the most comprehensive “Sunshine Law” in the nation at that time. And the governor even radically improved the condition and quality of Pennsylvania Turnpike rest stops. Nothing escaped his attention.
Milton Shapp was a visionary. But that's a label he would probably eschew. Shapp simply saw Pennsylvania as a project worthy of his attention and he set about doing the things he thought needed to be done to make things better. Had he remained in business at the head of his own company, he probably would have become a billionaire. He certainly foresaw the emergence of cable TV decades before anyone else. 
But Shapp sold his business and his company became the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. On top of everything else he was a true Renaissance man. He wrote a book of poetry and was also a songwriter. Through it all Shapp retained his sense of humor, titling his memoirs "I Never Became The First Jewish President."
Shapiro has his appeal but he's yet to face and prevail over some of the challenges that Shapp encountered. As of now, Shapiro seems somewhat less authentic, less substantial, less adventurous and not nearly as accomplished as Shapp. 
Indeed, this Governor Shapiro has a long way to go if he is to even approach the legacy of the first Governor Shapiro. Stay tuned!

The Democrat Party's Outreach To Children . . .


Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Another Profoundly Embarrassing Moment!

This Just About Sums It Up . . .


Might RFK Jr. Win? One In Three Dems Say YES!

Nearly half of voters have a favorable opinion of presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and, among Democratic voters, more than a third think he could win their party’s 2024 nomination.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 49% of likely U.S. voters have a favorable impression of RFK Jr., including 14% with a very favorable opinion. Thirty-eight percent (38%) view Kennedy unfavorably, including 18% with a very unfavorable impression, while another 14% are not sure. RFK Jr.’s favorability has declined since early May. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,046 U.S. Likely Voters was conducted on June 20-22, 2023 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research.


Monday, June 26, 2023

Did A Philosopher Foresee Our Final Moments?


NJ Dem Budget Shenanigans Are 'Outrageous!'

The Republican members of the New Jersey Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee called on Governor Murphy and legislative Democrats to release the FY 2024 State Budget and explain the dozens of other bills that the Budget Committee will be called to vote upon tomorrow.

The Republican members of the Senate Budget Committee called on Gov. Murphy and legislative Democrats to release the FY 2024 State Budget and explain the dozens of other bills that the Budget Committee will be called to vote upon tomorrow. (Pixabay)

“It’s outrageous that we’re going to be asked to vote on a record spending bill tomorrow by the Democratic Majority without anyone having seen a copy of the bill yet,” said Senator Declan O’Scanlon (R-13), the Republican Budget Officer. “We don’t even have an outline of the plan to help us understand the billions of dollars of changes they are proposing. This is no way to run a government.”

The Legislature and Governor Murphy have a constitutional deadline of June 30 to adopt a balanced budget to prevent a government shutdown starting July 1.

Democrats have not shared so much as an outline of their budget bill that must be adopted within the next four days even though it is expected to differ significantly from Governor Murphy’s original budget proposal. They issued a Senate Budget Committee agenda for tomorrow that will rush bills through the legislative process spending nearly $100 billion of taxpayer funds and giving away billions of dollars of special tax credits.

“The Governor proposed almost 100 special line items of pork in the original draft of the budget that his administration repeatedly refused to explain during budget hearings this spring and through multiple public record requests,” said Senate Republican Leader Steven Oroho (R-24). “New Jerseyans deserve to know why a favored few are getting huge budget handouts that nobody else is getting. There’s nothing fair about that.”

It is believed that despite Republican proposals to improve the budget, Democrats will advance a budget that allows five tax increases totaling $2 billion to move forward.

It also is expected to maintain cuts in aid to 160 school districts and continue hoarding billions of dollars in several slush funds controlled by a handful of Democrat leaders.

“Legislators will be asked to vote for a budget with hundreds of taxpayer-funded gifts inserted by Governor Murphy including money for a private lacrosse club, a French Arts museum in a city where school aid was slashed, and even a Dominoes Club,” said Senator Michael Testa (R-1). “There’s also an unexplained $250,000 appropriation for a privately run pool in Deal, one of the richest communities in the state, to an organization whose director is paid $300,000 a year. We asked for explanations for this funding from the Governor and legislative Democrats and got nothing. They know this spending isn’t justified or fair so they don’t even bother trying to explain it.”

It is still unknown how many special line items will be added to the budget this week and whether they will be explained in advance of the budget vote.

“If history is any guide, we are about to get a budget at the last minute with dozens or even hundreds of Christmas tree add-ons with no explanation, justification, or background,” said Senator Doug Steinhardt (R-23). “This is the exact opposite of how an open and transparent budget process is supposed to work.”

The unexplained pork already requested by Governor Murphy in his budget proposal includes:

Deal - Sephardic Youth Center Inc. Playground Expansion$250,000
Deal - Axelrod Performing Arts Center Ballet Dance$100,000
Jersey City - French Arts Museum$12,000,000
Elizabeth - Institute of Music for Children$5,000,000
Asbury Park Theater$100,000
Bergenfield - Little League$25,000
Bergenfield - Police Athletic League – operating$25,000
Bergenfield - Senior Activity Center$100,000
Paramus - Public Safety$25,000
River Edge - Public Facilities Improvement$900,000
Hasbrouck Heights - Flood Mitigation$100,000
Little Ferry – Roads$1,000,000
Maywood - Public facilities$430,000
Asbury Park - Building Replacement$500,000
Union City - social services$5,000,000
Montgomery - Infrastructure$3,000,000
Monmouth Beach - Beautification$25,000
Long Branch - Volunteer Firefighters Museum$200,000
West Orange – Recreation$110,000
Fair Lawn - Public Facilities$1,490,000
Freehold Boro - Liberty Street Improvements$350,000
Princeton - First Responders Radios$222,000
Eatontown - Public Safety$100,000
Neptune Twp. - Midtown Youth Programs$50,000
Monmouth Day Care Center$25,000
Paramus Schools - Athletic Fields Improvement$1,500,000
Neptune Twp. School District - Capital$100,000
Hillsborough School District - Capital$626,000
Somerset County Vo Tech - Capital$750,000
Brookdale CC$250,000
Rabbinical College of America/Chabad of NJ$250,000
Middlesex County - Art. Turf Fields (Cricket, Rugby, etc) Tennis Courts$20,000,000
Monmouth Day Care Center$25,000
Bergenfield - Dominos Club Operating Costs$50,000
NJ Interscholastic Lacrosse Officials Association$20,000
Spanish American Cultural Association of Bergenfield, Cultural Progams$10,000
IBEW - Benevolent Fund - Scholarship$50,000
Shri Krishna Ndhi Foundation$100,000
Qspot LGBT Community Center$50,000
Spanish American Cultural Association of Bergenfield, Cultural Progams$10,000

The Republican Budget Committee members have released all of their requested budget changes, including explanations and justifications, in advance of the budget vote in accordance with Senate Rules.