The Becker Report – April 2023
Controversial abortion pill: Is it safe?
Well, any medication that is likely to cause a miscarriage is obviously unsafe. But this one is specifically prescribed for that purpose. That makes it evil.
They call it “gun safety” now. (Btw, everybody supports gun safety.)
“Gun free zones” continue to be the most dangerous places in the nation. Fox News points out that the Louisville Mass Murderer attacked yet another Gun-free Zone
The Babylon Bee: 7 Gun-Free Tactics To Defend Your Home (2 minutes)
I ran across this interesting read: Thinking Biblically about Guns. My favorite Scripture passage on this topic is Luke 22: 36 – 38:
36 He said to them, “But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one. 37 It is written: ‘And he was numbered with the transgressors’; and I tell you that this must be fulfilled in me. Yes, what is written about me is reaching its fulfillment.”NIV
38 The disciples said, “See, Lord, here are two swords.”
“That’s enough!” he replied.
So, what’s been happening with Trump lately?
Clermont County Lincoln Day Dinner
Keynote speaker: Vivek Ramaswamy
- Brian Thomas (55KRC) has agreed to be the MC
- The event will be at the Oasis on May 25, 2023.
- There will be a private reception for Vivek prior to the Banquet for major donors
- We have reserved the entire facility so we will be selling a minimum of 600 seats.
- We will be reserving a block of seats for the members of the Clermont County Central Committee.
If you want to volunteer for this event, contact all of the following:
Michael Logue ([email protected])
Bonnie Batchler ([email protected])
Linda Fraley ([email protected])
Why did people start using the term “climate change” instead of the previous term “global warming”?
This looks like something I would have written:
I’m 61 years old I know the scam.
Mary Francis via Quora
- First the world was going to freeze again if we didn’t do what they told us.
- Then we were going to burn to death because of our hair spray cans were destroying the ozone.
- Then we were killing off all the trees so we needed to use plastic bags instead of paper.
- Then we were ruining the planet with all the plastic bags we needed to use cloth which stores were more than happy to sell us rather than the plastic bags they gave us.
- Then they realized the world was warming and the rivers would rise because the glaziers were melting and we were going to drown. NY would end up in the ocean along with California.
- Then the stats came out and the warming was slowing down to a crawl.
- So they realized they could not be so specific.
- Climate Change can mean just about anything.
- If it gets too hot it’s climate change, if it gets too cold it’s climate change, if we have more storms than usual it’s climate change.
- It’s a catch all for everything so you can twist it as you like.
- Now step in line and do what they want or they say you want to destroy the planet.
- Like I said Brilliant.
More on Covid
So, tell me again what those stupid masks do: Masks Cause Headaches, Itching, and Lower Oxygen Intake: Study
Dr. Robert Malone: Is the manufactured COVID crisis the worst atrocity in world history?
The Babylon Bee: Pfizer Unable To Finish Press Conference As Spokespeople Keep Collapsing (2 minutes)
CDC’s data verifies that masks are virtually useless.
What did Carl Tucker think of the Covid controversy? Tucker Carlson’s 5 Takes on COVID
Union Township Update
Per a vote of the people in 2015, Union Township is authorized to offer an opt-out aggregation price for the generation portion of customer’s gas and electric bills. Details are below and here: https://energyalliances.com/union-township-clermont-co
All Duke Energy customer’s electric utility bills consists of two components. One component is the energy production commodity with multiple competitors. It is typically called “generation” or “supply.” The other component is typically called “distribution,” transmission,” or “delivery.” It includes billing, line maintenance, and repair. That fee is non-negotiable and set by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO). Duke Energy is always our energy distributor and could also be the supplier.
Per a vote of the people in 2015, Union Township is authorized to offer an opt-out aggregation price for the generation portion of customer’s bills. That means that customers who are using Duke as their supplier must opt-out to keep Duke as their supplier. Otherwise, they will be switched to the aggregation supplier (Energy Harbor) beginning in June 2023. The aggregation rate is fixed for 24 months with no monthly or early termination fees.
Duke’s generation rate is variable and it’s April rate (6.44¢/kWh) dipped below the offered aggregation rate (6.51¢/kWh). However, Duke’s recent rider filings with PUCO indicate that their June through September 2023 rate will be 10.17 cents per kWh.
Customers are encouraged to periodically shop their rates at https://www.energychoice.ohio.gov/ApplesToApplesComparision.aspx?Category=Electric&TerritoryId=4&RateCode=1
Like a “do not call list” PUCO offers an “electric do not aggregate list” for Ohio electric utility customers that desire to remove themselves from the pool of customers eligible to participate in an electric aggregation program. To do so, call (800) 686-PUCO (7826). More information is here: https://puco.ohio.gov/utilities/electricity/resources/electric-do-not-aggregate-list
Natural Gas Aggregation
Like electric, all Duke Energy customer’s gas utility bills consists of two components. One component is the energy production commodity with multiple competitors. It is typically called “gas cost recovery (GCR)” or “supply.” The other component is typically called “distribution,” transmission,” or “delivery.” It includes billing, pipeline maintenance, and repair. That fee is non-negotiable and set by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO). Duke Energy is always our energy distributor and could also be the supplier.
Per a vote of the people in 2015, Union Township is offering an aggregation price for the generation (GCR) portion of customer’s bills. Duke’s generation rate is variable month-to-month and it’s April rate (57.66¢/ccf) is now substantially below the offered aggregation rate (83.9¢/ccf) through AEP. However, the aggregation rate is fixed through October 2024 with no early termination penalty. Customers are encouraged to periodically shop their rates at https://www.energychoice.ohio.gov/ApplesToApplesComparision.aspx?Category=NaturalGas&TerritoryId=10&RateCode=1
The 2023 Farmers Market will start in June. Dates and times are to be determined.
Website development is ongoing with Civic Plus. It is anticipated to go live in early May.
Union Township welcomes new and growing businesses
The lot between Office Max and Park Bank on Old SR 74 at Eastgate Blvd. has been cleared. It’s the cleanest it’s been in many years. PetSuites is building a new facility there. Additionally, construction continues on the TQL expansion and the Inter Parish Ministry food pantry in Mt. Carmel.
- Union Township’s newest restaurant is Fusabowl. It is located near TJ Max in Cherry Grove in the old Smashburger location. I’ve not been there yet, but expect to be “bowled over.”
- Kroger has opened a new gas station at their Cherry Grove location. They expect the addition to “fuel” 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.
- Mike’s Car Wash has purchased an existing facility with planed upgrades off of SR 125 and McMann Road. They hope to “washout” the competition.
- Plans have been approved for Chick-fil-A to improve and expand their drive through lanes. Now that’s something to “cluck” about.
- Vandalia Rental is “gearing up” to move into the old Ohio Mulch location on Mt. Carmel Tobasco Road near the Days Inn.
- Bubbakoo’s is “cooking up” plans to open in the previous Zoup’s location.
- Kay Jewelers is looking at a “golden” opportunity to locate a store near Sportsman’s Warehouse.
- Dirty Dough Cookies is “baking” plans to open near the Cherry Grove Skyline Chili.
- 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 that has been approved by the Board of Trustees.
- 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?
- Inter Parish Ministry has a food pantry under construction across from Gold Star Chili in Mt. Carmel. It’s expected to be a “full-filling” experience.
- PetSuites is “grooming” a new location on Old SR 74 next to Office Max. The lot has been cleared.
- 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. Lot demolition has begun. The “stakes” could be high and profits are expected to “sizzle.”
- Take 5 Oil Change is currently building on the site of an old shuttered Wendy’s near the corner of Ohio Pike and Nine Mile Road. It’s a “slick” move.
- Biggby Coffee has begun “brewing” a new location in Meijer’s parking lot near the current Chase Bank location.
- Chase Bank will be relocating their Eastgate location to Eastgate Blvd near Big Lots. They are hoping to “cash-in” on the move.
- 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.
Union Township Meeting Video
April, 25, 2023
April, 11 2023
March 14, 2023
February 28, 2023
February 14, 2023
January 10, 2023
January 3, 2023
Union Township Republican Central Committee meeting at the Civic Center at 7 PM.
National Day of Prayer
Union Township Trustees meeting at the Civic Center at 6 PM.
Advocates for Medical Truth (AMT) meeting at the Union Township Civic Center at 7:00 PM. This group was previously called “Stop the Mandates.”
40th Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Banquet at the Oasis at 5:30 PM.
Clermont County Republican Party Central Committee meeting at 7:00 PM at HQ in Batavia.
Clermont County Township Association meeting in Goshen Township at 6:30 PM.
Clermont County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner at the Oasis at 5:00 PM.
Trump Campaign Releases EPIC Video In Aftermath of Indictment (VIDEO) (2 minutes)
The Trump Indictment: EXPLAINED! (10 minutes)
PragerU: Don’t Trust Your Conscience (5 minutes)
The TRUTH About ‘The Tennessee Three’ (Part One) (19 minutes)
‘The Tennessee Three’ EXPOSED!! (PART TWO) (13 minutes)
‘Martin Luther CRINGE’ (14 minute)
PragerU: Fossil Fuels: The Big Picture (6 minutes)
The Babylon Bee: Signs You Might Be A Woman (4 minutes)
The Babylon Bee: Signs You Might Be A Man (4 minutes)
The Babylon Bee: Every Woke Company Diversity Meeting Ever (4 minutes)
The Babylon Bee: 10 Surprising Ways Liberals Are Helping The Poor (3 minutes)
Tucker Carlson: Democrats are stoking racial violence (13 minutes)
The Babylon Bee: Pfizer Unable To Finish Press Conference As Spokespeople Keep Collapsing (2 minutes)
The Babylon Bee: Girl Too Young For Tattoo Offered Irreversible Gender Surgery (4 minutes)
Joe Biden vs. “bIlLiOnAiReS” (11 minutes)
The Babylon Bee: 7 Gun-Free Tactics To Defend Your Home (2 minutes)
Why are IRS agents carrying guns? (4 minutes)
We the People Convention News & Opinion (Tom Z.)
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)
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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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