Beckerisms

GOP Presidential Primary Election

Iowa

Trump: 51.0%
DeSantis: 21.2% (Dropped out of race and endorsed Trump.)
Haley: 19.1%
Ramaswamy: 7.7% (Dropped out of race and endorsed Trump.)

New Hampshire

Trump: 54.3%
Haley: 43.2%

Prediction: Nikki Haley will drop out before getting embarrassed in her home state of South Carolina.

John Becker

That South Carolina Republican Primary is February 24, 2024.

Man-made Global Cooling?

After alarmist fears about so-called “global cooling” came “global warming” and then “climate change.”

Back in the 1970s, the Ohio River was frozen, it was 25 degrees below zero, the snow drifts were epic, and the scientific community was warning of global famine as the glaciers and a new ice-age were on the horizon. And all of that, of course, was due to man-made pollution deflecting the sun’s warmth away from earth. After reading “The Cooling: Has the Next Ice Age Already Begun?”, I was a believer. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice…
It’s interesting to note that the coldest day on record in Cincinnati was January 18, 1977. The 18th also corresponds with the statistical coldest average high temperature of the year according to ExtremeWeatherWatch.com. The third week of January is statistically the most likely to be extraordinarily cold.

And what does John Becker believe now?

I am a believer in climate change. We’ve had multiple ice-ages and the planet has been cyclically warming and cooling since the beginning of time. That said, I’ve been praying for global warming since the late 1970s.

John Becker

Pope Francis

Blessing same-sex couples: Loose cannon or loose canon? Or both?

The following is a sampling of critical commentary:
Former homosexual: Pope Francis is inviting humanity to join Satan in mocking Christ and His Church
Pope Francis’ approval of ‘blessings’ for homosexual couples is a disaster in Church history
Pope’s Document on Blessing Same-Sex Couples Will ‘Cause Chaos and Hurt Souls’
Red Light, Green Light: Understanding the Vatican’s Statement on Same-Sex Couples and Blessings
Bishop Eleganti responds to Pope Francis: ‘A sinful practice and union cannot be blessed’
SSPX superior general: Vatican approval of same-sex blessings ‘accelerates the loss of souls’
Prominent canon lawyer Fr. Murray excoriates new Vatican doc endorsing ‘blessings’ of gay couples
Cardinal Müller tells Pope Francis: Blessing homosexual couples is ‘impossible’ and ‘blasphemy’
Pope Francis has weaved truth with error to baffle the faithful on ‘blessings’ for homosexual couples
Why Pope Francis Has Failed as a Pastor

Covid

COVID-19 Vaccines Linked to Increased Risk of Swollen Lymph Nodes in Children: Study
CDC’s data verifies that masks are virtually useless.

Union Township Update

Cory Wright, Administrator

Welcome back!!!

Mr. Wright became our new administrator on January 10, 2024. He hit the ground running and is “righting the ship,” so to speak.

Union Township Business and Department Spotlight

Child Focus (3 minute video)
Union Township Service Department: Snow Removal (1:38)

Need a job?

In addition to police and fire/EMS jobs available, the Fire Chief, and Township Planner positions are also open. Send resume to Cory Wright CWright@union-township.oh.us

What can you find at the Union Township Civic Center?

  • US Post Office
  • US Congressman Brad Wenstrup’s office
  • Union Township Zoning office
  • Meeting rooms available for UT residents to reserve
  • Gymnasium available for UT residents to reserve
  • Amphitheater for concerts, plays, and available for UT residents to reserve
  • Farmers Market every Friday from 4 -7 PM during the summer and early fall
  • West Clermont School’s administrative office
  • Senior Services office
  • Friendly people who serve the public with a smile

Call 513-752-1741 or visit www.union-township.oh.us for more information

Union Township welcomes new and growing businesses

Some of the below may be pending trustee approval:

  • Popshelf is open for business at their new location in the Cherry Grove Shopping Plaza. I’m looking forward to “popping” in.
  • Mercy Health urgent care center is under construction in the Jungle Jim’s parking lot in front of LaRosa’s. They’ll soon be repairing “broken” bones, skin, and more.
  • i love noods: noodles, dim sum, and bubble tea will soon be open in the Jungle Jim’s shopping center. Who doesn’t love “noods”?
  • Children’s Hospital is under construction in the Ivy Pointe area near TQL. Our concerns have been “healed.”
  • Chase Bank has relocated their Eastgate location to 4611 Eastgate Blvd near Big Lots. They are hoping to “cash-in” on the move.
  • Mercy Health Urgent Care is open for business at their new location in the Cherry Grove Shopping Plaza. Patients need not be patient.
  • Wawa will be taking over the old Mt. Carmel Kroger location. Rah-rah to Wawa for taking over a shuttered business.
  • Alfaa will be building on an empty lot on the corner of Aicholtz Road and Eastgate Blvd. I’m wondering if they sell alfalfa sprouts?
  • A small strip mall is coming to the corner of SR 32 and Mt. Carmel Tobasco Road on Yates Lane. I expect them to be rolling in dough soon.
  • The old Valero on the corner of Ohio Pike and Bennett Road is under new ownership. They will be tearing down the old building and constructing a new convenience and wine store. The previous condition of the property was certainly something to whine about.
  • Grocery Outlet is planning a new store in the old Bed, Bath, and Beyond location in the Eastgate Pavilion near Best Buy. They are expecting to “produce” profits.
  • A Hilton Hotel has been perpetually under construction near the Hampton Inn and Meijer’s. They have made certain “accommodations” and residents can “sleep well” knowing that construction has recommenced.
  • Panda Express is looking to raze the car wash next to the Union Township library and build a new location there. It’s an “appetizing” venture.
  • Honda East will be “shifting gears” to “rev up” sales by expanding their operations in Cherry Grove. They might “tire,” “brake,” and “shock” you, but they are “on a roll.” Wouldn’t it be nice if they offered free samples?
  • PetSuites is “grooming” a new location on Old SR 74 next to Office Max. Construction is in progress.
  • TQL will be adding an additional 1,000 jobs at its sprawling UT campus. The new southern wing will look similar to their recently added northern wing. The project is “trucking” along. “Total Quality” will be a “Logistic” requirement.
  • Kroger has “crushing” plans to demolish Sears and build a new 123,722 square foot Kroger Marketplace store detached from the mall. The store will include a Starbucks, drive through pharmacy, expanded deli, expanded bakery, a Murray Cheese section, sushi, expanded adult beverage section, apparel, home goods, expanded grocery section, and a Kroger fuel center with 18 fuel pumps. The fuel will be on the recently shuttered Wendy’s side of the parking lot. The northeast side of the store will have a parking area for on-line pickup. The current Kroger store on Eastgate Boulevard will likely close in coordination with opening the new Kroger Marketplace store.
  • Outback Steakhouse will be “firing up” a new restaurant near Meijer’s where the old Starbucks and a video store used to be. Construction has begun. The “stakes” could be high and profits are expected to “sizzle.”
  • Taco John’s is planning to build a new restaurant near the Sam’s Club fuel pumps near Steak n Shake. We didn’t “grill” them at the Trustee’s meeting.

2024 Union Township Trustees Meeting Video

January 9, 2024 Business meeting (2 hour 16 minutes)
January 2, 2024 Reorganization meeting (53 minutes)

Event Calendar 

Disclaimer: All events, locations, and times are subject to change.

February 5
Union Township GOP meeting at the Civic Center at 7 PM.

February 12
AMT meeting at Eastgate Mall food court at 6:45 PM.

February 14
Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 15
Clermont County Township Assn meeting in Pierce Township at 6:00 PM.

February 20
Voter registration deadline

February 21
Clermont County GOP business meeting at HQ in Batavia at 7 PM.

February 21
Early voting begins

February 27
Union Township Trustees meeting at the Civic Center at 6 PM.

Video Central

PragerU: Wife, Mother, Extremist (5 minutes)
Don’t Walk, RUN! TOP 30 Joe Biden Bloopers Countdown! (New for 2024!) (52 minutes)
Don’t Walk, RUN! EVERYTHING IS STUPID!! (20 minutes)
Don’t Walk, RUN! Resident Biden Didn’t Know His Defense Secretary Was Missing… FOR DAYS!! (12 minutes)
Don’t Walk, RUN! DAZED AND CONFUSED… (11 minutes)
Don’t Walk, RUN! THE MEDIA VS. REALITY!! (14 minutes)

BeckerGOP YouTube Channel

Presentations and discussions 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) Slides
Union Township Property Tax Distributions – April 12, 2022 (7 minutes) Slides
Union Township 2021 Financials – May 10, 2022 (14 minutes) Slides
Union Township 2021 Expenses Deep Dive – June 14, 2022 (14 minutes) Slides
Union Township First Half 2022 Financials – July 12, 2022 (13 minutes) Slides
Bond Anticipation Note (BAN) – July 12, 2022 (10 minutes)
UT Concert Series – August 9, 2022 (5 minutes)
Natural Gas Aggregation Discussion – September 13, 2022 (9 minutes)
Cost of 2022 Concert Series and Fireworks – September 13, 2022 (14 minutes)
Medical Marijuana Dispensary Board of Trustees Discussion (38 minutes)
Medical Marijuana Dispensary Public and Board of Trustees Discussion (100 minutes)
Medical Marijuana Six Month Moratorium (12 minutes)
Board Discussion: Meeting Rules (36 minutes)

The Becker Report Video Archives

January 28, 2024 – January 2024 edition of The Becker Report (7 minutes)
December 29, 2023 – The December edition of The Becker Report (5 minutes)
November 28, 2023 – The November edition of The Becker Report (4 minutes)
October 29, 2023 – The October edition of The Becker Report (4 minutes)
September 29, 2023 – The September edition of The Becker Report (15 minutes)
August 30, 2023 – The August edition of The Becker Report (5 minutes)
July 29, 2023 – The July edition of The Becker Report (6 minutes)
June 29, 2023 – The June edition of The Becker Report (6 minutes)
May 30 2023 – The May 2023 edition of The Becker Report (9 minutes)
April 29, 2023 – The April issue of The Becker Report (4 minutes)
March 30, 2023 – The March 2023 issue of The Becker Report (6 minutes)
February 26, 2023 – The February 2023 issue of The Becker Report (6 minutes)
January 29, 2023 – The January 2023 issue of The Becker Report (5 minutes)
December 30, 2022 – The December issue of The Becker Report (6 minutes)
November 29, 2022 – The November issue of The Becker Report (4 minutes)
October 30, 2022 – The October issue of The Becker Report (4 minutes)
September 29, 2022 – The September issue of The Becker Report (27 minutes)
August 29, 2022 – The August issue of The Becker Report (8 minutes)
July 29, 2022 – The July issue of The Becker Report (28 minutes)
June 29, 2022 – The June issue of The Becker Report (28 minutes)
May 28, 2022 – The May 2022 issue of The Becker Report (17 minutes)
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)

Becker – Vetted, Tested, and Proven!

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