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Phyllis Schlafly Eagles Awards Going To Allen West, Chris Stigall — Lt. Col. Allen B. West and radio host Chris Stigall are the this year’s recipients of Pennsylvania Phyllis Schlafly Eagle awards.
West, who retired from the Army in 2004, represented Florida’s 22nd congressional district from 2011 to 2013 and served as chairman of the Texas Republican Party from 2020 to 2021. He will be getting the Phyllis Schlafly American Patriot Award.
A ceremony will be May 11 at the Marriott Philadelphia West, 111 Crawford Ave., West Conshohocken, Pa. 19428.
There will be a VIP reception from 5 -6 p.m. with the dinner event going from 6 to 10 p.m.
Cost is $150 for a single dinner ticket, $250 for a VIP ticket and $1,400 for a table of 10. Tickets for Republican committee members are $135.
Visit PhyllisSchlafly.com/Pennsylvania for information.
Phyllis Schlafly Eagles Awards Going To Allen West, Chris Stigall
Animal-Loving Combat Medic Mom Battles Leftist Social Activist And Libertarian In 163 Special Election
By Bob Small
It’s rather ironic that three female candidates are running in Pennsylvania’s 163rd state legislative district special election to replace the disgraced Mike Zabel (D), who resigned March 16 due to allegations of sexual misconduct.
The election is May 16.
The Delco-based 163rd consists of Aldan, Clifton Heights, Collingdale, and sections of Darby and Upper Darby townships. Democratic since 2016, Nicholas Miccozzie of the GOP served for a quarter of a century, from 1979 through 2014.
The Democrat in the race is Heather Boyd who was chief of staff for Representative Leanne Kruger and district director and chief advisor for Congressperson Mary Gay Scanlon. Boyd was a founder of Delco NOW and served on the Upper Darby School Board from 2015 through 2018.
Ms. Boyd earned a Bachelor’s n history from the University of Michigan in 1998 and a Master’s in art history from James Madison University in 2001. She resides in Drexel Hill with her husband Sean and their two children.
GOP candidate Katie Ford has an extensive resumé. She was a US Army combat medic for eight years, Penn State University Bachelor’s in family studies and human development, Master’s of Education from Arizona State University, and a certificate in foundations of infant mental health from the University of Pittsburgh.
Ms. Ford has worked as a children’s behavioral therapist. She has fostered and placed more than 40 dogs into their permanent homes. She and her husband, high-school sweetheart Stephen Ford, have three children and three dogs.
The anti-Ford ads have appeared during the local news, which means her candidacy is being taken seriously.
Alfie Goodwin, the Libertarian Party candidate, has a Bachelor’s from Thomas Edison University and a graduate from Lutheran Theological Seminary. Like Ford, she is a US Army veteran. She is also a retired police officer.
If the Ms. Ford wins, the Republicans will regain control of the State House.
Animal-Loving Combat Medic Mom Battles Leftist Social Activist And Libertarian In 163 Special Election
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Answer to yesterday’s William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit quote puzzle: I believe in excellence. It is a basic need of every human soul. All of us can be excellent, because, fortunately, we are exceedingly diverse in our ambitions and talents.
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Child Labor Back In Vogue
By Joe Guzzardi
Even though the nation is divided about immigration and its consequences, on one point, unanimity must be reached. Immigration, whether legal or illegal, cannot be a vehicle for child labor. And yet, the Department of Labor has uncovered several incidents that involve under-age migrants working in slave labor-like conditions.
A DOL Tweet: “Packers Sanitation Services Inc. has paid $1.5 M after @WHD_DOL investigators found the company employed at least 102 children-aged 13-17 – in hazardous occupations and had them working overnight shifts in 13 meat processing facilities in eight states.” Furthermore, DOL accused PSSI of employing “oppressive child labor in perilous conditions.”
In a series of stories, NBC News provided the horrific details. PSSI, a company contracted to work at slaughterhouses and meatpacking facilities throughout the county, allegedly employed at least 31 kids – one as young as 13 – to work overnight cleaning shifts at three facilities in Nebraska and Minnesota, a Fair Labor Standards Act violation. Additional evidence indicated that the company may also have employed more under-age children in similar perilous conditions at 400 other sites nationwide. Identity theft is rampant and a major facilitator in underage migrant employment.
PSSI is a huge company that employs about 17,000 and has contracts with hundreds of meatpacking facilities. Toiling at PSSI wasn’t an after-school job at the soda parlor. During the graveyard shift and across three slaughter houses, when they should have been home in bed, minors literally slaved away, mopping up bloody floors.
Interviews with the minors, in their native Spanish language, revealed that several children began their slaughterhouse shifts at 11 p.m. and worked until dawn, some for six or seven days a week, and often for periods of up to 15 months. At least three victims suffered chemical burns.
The NBC News story skirted the central factor that abets minor children’s criminal employment – President Biden and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’ open border. Don’t be misled. The media’s deceptive language about “unaccompanied minors” (UACs) is intended to deflect the truth – UACs are more accurately described as the victims of child smuggling rings and are tied into the Biden administration’s open borders policy. As the minors mature into adulthood, they become embedded in the permanent labor force. To most of them, any job is a good job. They need incomes to send remittances back home and to pay off their smuggling fees.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection statistics show that after President Biden took office in January 2021, he acted immediately to eliminate effective policies, including categorically exempting UACs from Title 42. UAC encounters skyrocketed. Between FY 2020 and FY 2021, total UAC encounters at the Southwest border increased a staggering 342 percent, from 33,239 in FY 2020 to 146,913 in FY 2021. Those encounters increased to 152,057 in FY 2022 and are on pace to be at a similar level in FY 2023.
At a recent Senate hearing, Secretary Mayorkas couldn’t explain the child exploitation surge under his watch, a fact that The New York Times described as “ignored or missed.” Multiple veteran government staffers and outside contractors told the Health and Human Services Department, including in reports which reached Secretary Xavier Becerra, that children could be at risk. Critics had previously brought to Mayorkas’ attention that the DHS Office of Refugee Resettlement routinely releases minors into the custody of unvetted families, many of whom are illegally present, and likely also illegally employed. The Labor Department also issued news releases that noted an increase in child labor. Senior White House aides were shown proof of exploitation, like migrants working with heavy industrial equipment and caustic chemicals. The net result of multiple efforts to shine light on booming child exploitation: nothing.
Multiple felonies are committed on every step of the journey from the border to the slaughterhouse. Corrupt government and private sector employers hold the upper hand. Fines are meaningless. Hard jail time might make a difference. But if Congress can’t pass mandatory E-Verify, it’s unlikely to put its weight behind throwing the donor class behind bars.
Joe Guzzardi is a Project for Immigration Reform analyst. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Lilacs are in bloom William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit 5-2-23
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Answer to yesterday’s William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit quote puzzle: May: the lilacs are in bloom. Forget yourself.
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Murder Music Gets Million Dollar Paycheck — Evita Duffy-Alfonso of The Federalist recently interviewed a Chicago policeman about the horrors occurring in his city.
Counter-productive gun control and Soros-DA Kim Foxx were cited as reasons for the catastrophe but the unexpected kicker was music executives.
One of the main ways I think we can make Chicago safer is to change the music that our children are listening to and try to find a way to stop a lot of these big music organizations and executives from exploiting our children to promote their own destruction. And I say that in regard to rap music or a specific sector, drill music.
So let’s just say you’re part of a gang, and I’m a part of a gang, and we’re both rapping, but we are in opposition to one another. I rap about your group, you rap about mine, but my group comes and kills someone from your side. And then I rap about it. I mock killing your loved one or your best friend, or a person in your gang. You get back on the same song or different song, and now you rap about retaliating — coming to kill someone that means something to me, and it just goes back and forth.
And a lot of these executives, they come into our low-income communities, and they say, ‘Oh, man, this guy got 5,000 or 10,000 likes on his song, let me give him $1,000,000 to rap about that stuff at a bigger level,’ so people around the country can listen.
People celebrating — and committing — murder are getting million dollar paychecks to take things to higher levels.
Neither a city nor a nation can survive with a culture like that. The solution isn’t to ban this, though. It’s to out-shout it. Start by putting the Bible and prayer back in our public schools. Can it honestly hurt anything?
Where are the leaders speaking out against it? How about the church leaders? We sorta suspect they might be more inclined to celebrate this rather than condemn it.
Evita’s story can be found here.
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Answer to yesterday’s William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit quote puzzle: There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.