The Becker Report – April 2022


More on Covid

From “American Thought Leaders”: Dr. Jay Bhattacharya: The Catastrophic Failure of Lockdowns, the ‘Single Biggest Driver of Inequality’ in the Last Half Century

VAERS Data Analysis: Numerous Health Problems More Likely Because of COVID-19 Vaccines Than Coincidence

COVID Jab: Far More Dangerous Than Advertised

Mask mandate struck down: Masks have always had very little to do with protecting the public from COVID.

Due to the repeal of that stupid mask mandate, my wife and I are now considering air travel again. Why do I call it a “stupid mask mandate”? Well, the CDC’s own data indicates that they are virtually useless.

Debate moderators continue to debate the candidates

It happened in the presidential debates and it happened again in the Republican debate for US Senate. Moderator, Karen Kasler, repeatedly interjected herself into the debate by telling the candidates that they were wrong about what they were saying.
Note to Karen Kasler: Hey Karen, if you want to be part of the debate, run for office. Otherwise, report the news rather than become the news. In the future, please don’t correct the candidates with your so-called “facts.” Maybe the candidates are wrong or maybe your so-called “facts” are wrong. Please just ask the questions and let the voters decide.

Censorship or “Content Moderation”?

How much longer will it take for the autocratic nations to start calling their censorship “content moderation”? It sounds so much better.

Elon Musk buys Twitter

What? No more censorship? (Oops, I meant “content moderation.”) What if somebody decides to define what a woman is? Oh, the horrors!!!

What’s going on in Union Township?

Union Township Board of Trustees will discuss, and possibly vote on, creating dog parks at the May 10, 2022 Meeting

After the sale of Ivy Pointe Park to TQL, Union Township now has three parks. They are Veterans Park, Clepper Park, and Mt. Carmel Park. Dogs are prohibited in all of them. Should the Trustees change that policy? If so, what should the policy be?
Also, Clermont County owns Shor Park on Tealtown Road at the foot of Schoolhouse Road. It is a dog park.

Union Township Board of Trustees Discussed Property Taxes at the April Meeting

In the April meeting, I presented an analysis of property tax distributions complete with graphs showing the area’s school district tax rates as well as the breakdown of how property taxes are spent in Union Township. My presentation begins at about 30 minutes into the meeting. Or click here for the 7 minute presentation.
The graphs are here.

Union Township Restaurant Visits

This will likely be an on-going monthly update

My intent is to eat breakfast, lunch, dinner, or carryout at EVERY restaurant in Union Township. I’m keeping track of which restaurants I visited and when. Furthermore, I occasionally report my visits on social media and might include a photo or two.
In addition to traditional restaurants, I also include a few specialty eateries like coffee, doughnut, dessert shops, and fish fries. (We NEED a Graeter’s in Union Township!!! ????)
This quest is for several reasons. Not in any particular sequence, they are as follows:

  • Meet the manager to let them know that they can contact me if they need anything from Union Township. (I’m from the government and I’m here to help????)
  • Get out of my comfort zone of the few restaurants that my wife and I routinely visit.
  • Potentially discover great or interesting restaurants and promote their business on social media.
  • Spend my money supporting the Union Township business owners and their employees.

None of the expenses related to any of this are from government or campaign funds. They are entirely out of my own pocket.

People have asked me to rate my restaurant visits. I’ve been hesitant to do that, but my wife and I came up with a highly subjective system of simply good, better, and best.

The other change I made was identifying the restaurant’s location. That’s been challenging.
Prior to the Eastgate Mall, the geographic area now known as “Eastgate” didn’t exist. Therefore, I’m no longer using “Eastgate” as a location. The challenge that created was trying to identify the names of communities that may have never had any defined geography. Or did they?
What are the borders of Summerside? Glen Este? Willowville? Mt. Carmel? Withamsville? Tobasco? Merwin? Others? Well, it depends on who you ask. I’m going to try to find maps from circa 1970 to help identify the various communities or burgs. I’m open to ideas on that.

One of the more interesting debates has nothing to do with Eastgate but rather Cherry Grove. Most people believe that the Chery Grove Plaza Shopping Center is in Cherry Grove. Maybe they’re right. However, I saw one map showing Cherry Grove strictly within Anderson Township and that shopping center is in Union Township. I saw another map showing all of southwestern Union Township as Tobasco. It stretches from Clough Pike south to Pierce Township, east to Withamsville, and west to Hamilton County. If correct, the area inside Union Township referred to as “Cherry Grove” is really “Tobasco.” But the jury is still out on that one.

I’ve only lived in Union Township since 1985. So, I’m not the best person to ask about the “old communities,” but I’m trying to figure it out. On my list of restaurant locations, please let me know which locations I got wrong. I especially want to see maps to convince me.

As of this writing, my 2022 dining “conquests” in Union Township are as follows:

Video Central

PragerU: How Much Energy Will the World Need? (5 minutes)
PragerU: Fund the Children, Not the Schools (5 minutes)
Jesse Watters: This is the Left’s warped perception of reality (8 minutes)
PragerU: The Whiteness of Wokeness (6 minutes)
PragerU: Three Ways to Fix America (5 minutes)
PragerU: What Is Your Problem with Disney? (5 minutes)
PragerU: China’s Social Credit System (6 minutes)

BeckerGOP YouTube Channel

John Becker’s presentations at the Union Township Trustee Meetings

Concealed Carry Part 1 January 11, 2022 (9 minutes)
Concealed Carry Part 2 February 8, 2022 (12 minutes)
Union Township Debt Presentation March 8, 2022 (10 minutes)
Union Township Property Tax Distributions April 12, 2022 (7 minutes)

The Becker Report Archives

April 30, 2022 – The April 2022 issue of The Becker Report (13 minutes)
March 27, 2022 – The March 2022 issue of The Becker Report (12 minutes)
February 28, 2022 – The February 2022 issue of The Becker Report (24 minutes)
January 29, 2022 – The January 2022 issue of The Becker Report (9 minutes)
December 29, 2021 – The December issue of The Becker Report (5 minutes)
November 28, 2021 – The November issue of The Becker Report (13 minutes)
October 30, 2021 – The October issue of The Becker Report (2 minutes)
September 26, 2021 – The September issue of The Becker Report (6 minutes)
August 29, 2021 – The August issue of The Becker Report (11 minutes)
July 28, 2021 – The July issue of The Becker Report (8 minutes)
June 30, 2021 – The June 2021 issue of The Becker Report (4 minutes)
May 30, 2021 – The May 2021 issue of The Becker Report (3 minutes)
April 28, 2021 – The April 2021 issue of The Becker Report (3 minutes)
March 31, 2021 – The March 2021 issue of The Becker Report (14 minutes)
February 28, 2021 – The February 2021 issue of The Becker Report (6 minutes)
January 31, 2021 – The January 2021 issue of The Becker Report (4 minutes)
December 29, 2020 – The December issue of The Becker Report (2 minutes)
November 30, 2020 – The November issue of The Becker Report (4 minutes)
November 26, 2020 – Thanksgiving Day update – Private Citizen Affidavits filed/delivered in 20 counties (5 minutes)
November 12, 2020 – Governor DeWine Weaponizing the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (6 minutes)
November 2, 2020 – Vote Trump 2020 (7 minutes)
October 30, 2020 – October issue of The Becker Report (8 minutes)
October 26, 2020 – Becker Calls for the Resignation of AG Dave Yost and Files Motion for Sanctions in Twelfth District (4 minutes)
October 19, 2020 – Update on Impeachment, Private Citizen Affidavits, and Writ of Mandamus Against Governor DeWine (5 minutes)
October 12, 2020 – Columbus Day Part 1 – Election Update – French and Kennedy – Ohio Supreme Court – Shea (5 minutes)
October 12, 2020 – Columbus Day Part 2 – Governor DeWine Review – How did we get to where we are today? (6 minutes)
October 6, 2020 – Writ of Mandamus (8 minutes)
September 30, 2020 – The September issue of The Becker Report (3 minutes)
September 28, 2020 – Private Citizen Affidavit (2 minutes)
September 20, 2020 – Impeachment Update – Is Gov. DeWine Pro-Life? Is HB 272 “feel good” legislation? (12 minutes)
September 13, 2020 – Impeachment Update, with potential criminal charges, against Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (19 minutes)
September 6, 2020 – Impeach DeWine Update (3 minutes)
August 31, 2020 The Becker Report – August 2020 (15 minutes)
August 29, 2020 – State Representative, John Becker speaking at the Unifying Ohio for Liberty rally (22 minutes)
August 27, 2020 – Update on impeachment (16 minutes)
August 24, 2020 – Introduction of the 10 Articles of Impeachment against Governor Mike DeWine (33 minutes)

Event Calendar 

May 3, 2022
Election Day – 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM

May 4, 2022
A Call to Action for all Christians presented by Doug Simpson at the Greenbush Baptist Church in Williamsburg at 7 PM.

May 9, 2022
2022 Inaugural Clermont Chamber Legislative Reception from 4 – 6 PM at RJ Cinema. Register here.

May 10, 2022
Union Township Trustees meeting at the Civic Center at 6 PM.

May 10, 2022
Stop the Mandates meeting at the Union Township Civic Center at 7 PM.

May 18, 2022
Law Enforcement Appreciation Banquet at the Oasis in Miami Twp at 5:30 PM. Register here.

May 19, 2022
Clermont County Township Association meeting in Goshen Twp at 6:30 PM.

May 23, 2022
Friends of Liberty United meeting at RJ Cinema at 7 PM.

May 27, 2022
Farmers Market at the Union Township Civic Center every Friday from 4 PM to 7 PM.

Becker – Vetted, Tested, and Proven!

“…John Becker, an ‘archconservative’ former state lawmaker from the Cincinnati area…” as described by (February 2021).
“[State Rep. John Becker,] one of Ohio’s most conservative lawmakers…” proclaimed (October 2020).
“Clermont County State Rep. John Becker, one of the most conservative members of the Ohio House…” according to (August 2019).

Becker wins “Sponsor of Liberty” award by the Republican Liberty Caucus of Ohio (October 2018).
“Becker has a legitimate claim as the state’s most conservative legislator,” according to The [Cleveland] Plain Dealer (September 2017).
“Rep. John Becker, suburban Cincinnati Republican… [holds] the unofficial title as the General Assembly’s most conservative lawmaker,” proclaimed the Columbus Dispatch (September 2015).
Becker wins prestigious William Wilberforce Leadership Award (April 2015).

“GOP Ohio House freshman Becker is no shrinking violet,” headlined the Columbus Dispatch (December 2014).
“Becker…is arguably the most conservative member of the Ohio House,” said The Cincinnati Enquirer (January 2014).
Ranked as a top tier “most archconservative” by the Columbus Dispatch (September 2013).

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