Tuesday, February 12, 2013

2-12-13 Briefs

Feb 12, 2013
·        Must Hear: Dr. Benjamin Carson, a noted pediatric neurosurgeon from John Hopkins Hospital, speech at the National Prayer Breakfast in front of President Obama. Carson attacked political correctness as a “dangerous” threat to free speech and encouraged Americans to boldly share their views.  He also provided his theories about the national debt, deficits, taxation and health care, taking stances that were opposed to the president’s.   Dr. Benjamin Carson's speech
·        Maricopa County Republican Chairman A.J. Lafaro has issued a “Call To Arms” of Maricopa County Republican Committee’s Executive Guidance Committee (MCRC EGC) and Maricopa County Tea Parties at 1:30 pm, Feb 16 at AZGOP headquarters, 3501 N. 24th St., Phoenix.  LaFaro said, “The purpose of the meeting is to organize a ‘shadow army’ of volunteers willing to stand toe-to-toe at the majority of the locations in Maricopa County where paid progressive socialists are collecting petition signatures to recall Sheriff Joe.” John DeCarlo, Arpaio’s campaign team field general, can be reached at 602-235 9320 or  LaFaro can be reached at 480-752-9164
·        Anyone needing last minute reservations to the Feb 18 Coconino County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner at the Radisson-Woodlands Hotel, should contact County Chairman Joy Staveley at 928-606-1131 or today. Brad Zinn and his tribute to the “Greatest Comedians of the Past”  will highlight the banquet. Tickets are $50 per person.
·        The Graham - Greenlee Lincoln Day Dinner Will Be Held At 6:30 pm, Feb 18 in the Hoopes Activity Center at Eastern Arizona College.  House Speaker Andy Tobin will address the group. Tickets are $25 each. For tickets: call Keith at 928-651-0455, Duane 928-651-0564, or Charlotte 928-322-1043.
·        Speedy recovery wishes to Pinal County Republican Committee Chairman  Seraphim Larsen, who is recuperating from recent surgery.
·        It’s Time To Get Your Reservation Made for the The Maricopa County Republican “Lincoln Day Luncheon” scheduled Feb. 23 at the El-Zaribah Shrine Auditorium, 552 N. 40th St., Phx. 11 am registration. Program starts at 11:30 am. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio introducing Congressman Matt Salmon. Tickets are $30 per person. Event sponsorships - $200 (includes 2 seats & recognition at the table). Call 623-977-4532 to purchase tickets by credit card. Contact:  Chairman A. J. LaFaro   480-752-9164
·        Volunteers are needed at the Maricopa County Republican Lincoln Day Luncheon registration tables from 10:30 to 11:45 am. Volunteers should call  Andrew Costanzo  480 677-0697.
·        The Dangers Of The Agenda 21 will be presented by Dr. Lyle Rapacki and Heather Gass during the rest of this week’s tour of Arizona at:
ü  Feb.13 – Sierra Vista area Republican groups and Tea Parties. Contact :Joanne Daley
ü  Feb 14 – Payson Tea Party with area Tea Parties/Republican groups.  6-8 pm, Contact: Shirley Dye  928-468-1131.
ü  Feb 15 – Show Low area Republican groups and Tea Parties. Mid-day. Contact: Karen MacKean 520-444-6880.
ü  Feb 15 – Graham County Patriots mtg in Safford -6:30 pm. Contact:  Don Carter  602-818-1081.
ü  Feb 16 – Show Low Tea Party. 1 pm in Show Low. Contact: Karen MacKean 520-444-6880.
·        LD17 Chairman Tyler Bowyer, a student AZ Board of Regents member, was the lone vote against Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion proposal. Bowyer said, “We've got to stand our ground on the Medicaid issue. On Thursday, I spoke one on one with Governor Brewer for almost a half hour, clearly demonstrating the conservative viewpoint. I was the lone vote on the board of regents not supporting Medicaid expansion. I hope that you will share and support the position that we must continue to fight intrusive government and preserve our state's fiscal sovereignty.”  Brewer appointed Bowyer to the AROR in 2011.
·        FORGOTTEN - The Navy SEAL Team Six "shooter" who put two rounds into Osama bin Laden's forehead May 2, 2011, is jobless, struggling to pay basic bills and has been offered no protection from the retaliation he anticipates from al Qaeda, according to his first interview.
·        Yesterday, HB 2455 Was Added To House Public Safety, Military And Regulatory Affairs (PSMRA) Committee’s Agenda for Feb 13. HB 2455 is an AzCDL requested bill that would clarify that firearms voluntarily surrendered to a state or local entity cannot be destroyed and must be sold. Recently, the city of Tucson destroyed several hundred firearms after they staged a gun “buy back” program, claiming that current state law, forbidding the destruction of firearms, did not apply to surrendered firearms. HB 2455 broadens the statutory definitions to included surrendered firearms. AzCDL officials ask that supporters contact the PSMRA committee members and urge them to pass HB2455. A prepared letter, addressed to all the PSMRA committee members, is waiting for you at AzCDL’s Legislative Action Center. You can send the message we have prepared or edit what is there. AzCDL monitoring: Bill Tracking page.
·        The AZ Dept Of Transportation Is Conducting A Public Meeting between 5-7 pm, Feb. 20 on the Dove Valley Parkway Feasibility Study (307Ave to 221 Ave) at the Nadaburg Elementary School Gym, 21419 W. Dove Valley Road, Wittman (near Center Street & Dove Valley Road). The Dove Valley Parkway study area is generally centered on the Dove Valley Parkway alignment from 307th Avenue to 211th Avenue. The study area is approximately 11 miles long and two miles wide. The primary purpose of this feasibility study is to identify the optimum corridor for the future Dove Valley Parkway to protect the future roadway corridor from development and encroachment. Contact: Denise Lacey at (602) 506-6172 or write to Denise Lacey at: MCDOT, 2901 W. Durango Street, Phoenix, AZ 85009, or contact Roberta Crowe, Public Information Officer at (602) 506-8003.
·        The New FAX Number At The West Valley Republican Office Is 623-533-4488.
·        A 2nd Amendment Rally Is Scheduled At Noon, Feb. 16 At The Arizona State Capital to demonstrate that the Citizens of Arizona have reached the limits of tolerance for federal interference. Contact information: Rally Coordinator  602-471-5912  See full press release:
·        Congressman Franks Criticizes Bombing Former Camp Liberty: "I condemn, in the strongest of terms, the vicious terrorist attacks on Camp Liberty currently sheltering Iranian dissident group, the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK). I call on the United Nations and the U.S. Department of State to closely follow the investigation of this attack underway by Iraqi authorities.  Further, the MEK deserves better security protections and housing to shelter them from the world's foremost sponsor of terrorism, Iran. In these uncertain times, the United States must continue to serve as the beacon of freedom around the world, and ensure justice against such senseless acts of terror," Congressman Trent Franks said. 
·        Governor Jan Brewer Has Announced The Introduction Of Legislation aimed at simplifying the State’s Transaction Privilege Tax (sales tax) code, which is currently one of the most complex and cumbersome in the nation. The Governor was joined at the State Capitol by a broad coalition made up of dozens of Arizona businessmen and women, legislators and public policy leaders who have pleaded for meaningful sales tax reform.

·        The Danger Of Being Gunless   Alan Korwin, Arizona Firearms Expert
·        Feinstein Gun Ban Bill Analysis  Alan Korwin, Firearms Author
·        MUST SEE:  A Salute To "Rural America"    Ram Trucks Super Bowl Commercial "Farmer"
·        Must Hear:  Obamaville Song
·        Attn: Are You Aware?  Electronics-Border-Seizures
·        Must Watch:  Doorbell
·        Drones, Clones And Government Surveillance    By Dan Bubalo
·        How To Stop A Massacre…: Give Grandpa A Gun
·         Petition To Demand Answers Now  Special Services Petition Demanding Answers On Benghazi
SEEINGREDAZ   daily updates
·        Governor-Brewer: We-Dont-Want-To-Expand-Medicaid   Pima County Republican Chairman
FLOYD REPORTS     Daily updates
·        Pope Resigns
·        Major Exposé Coming!
·        Warning To American Gun Owners From Canadian News Anchor  Brian Lilley Gives An Important Warning To His American Friends: Registration Of Firearms Will Lead To The Confiscation Of Firearms.

·        M3 Report Updated Daily    Caution: Graphic Photos  
·        AZ Border Defenders     Updated Daily
·   Border News Watch: links to sites on matters of law enforcement for illegal human and drug traffic.
·         Petition To Demand Answers NOW  Special Services Petition Demanding Answers On Benghazi
·         Petition To Demand Answers NOW  Special Services Petition Demanding Answers On Benghazi
·        GOP Launching SOTU Website - House Republicans Are Rolling Out A New Website To Respond To President Barack Obama’s State Of The Union Speech In Real Time.
·        House_Arms_Name_Regional_Directors  Annie Kelly Will Focus On Top Offensive Target States For The NRCC — Georgia, North Carolina, West Virginia, Minnesota, Arizona And Utah — Including The Committee’s Top Seven Targeted Districts. Most Recently, She Served As Campaign Manager For Rep. Tom Latham, R-Iowa, In 2012.

·        US Supreme Court Should Be Impeached   Dozens Of Activist Federal Judges Across This Country Should Have Been Impeached Years Ago.    By Devvy Kidd
·        Millions Improperly Claimed U.S. Phone Subsidies - The U.S. government spent about $2.2 billion last year to provide phones to low-income Americans, but a Wall Street Journal review of the program shows that a large number of those who received the phones haven't proved they are eligible to receive them.
·        In Afghanistan Pullout, Pentagon Favors Phased Reduction Over 3 Years - The Pentagon is pushing a plan that would keep about 8,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan once the NATO military mission there ends in 2014 but significantly shrink the contingent over the following two years, according to senior U.S. government officials and military officers
·        Military Warns Cuts Would Create ‘Hollow Force’ Akin To 1970s - The U.S. armed services, widely recognized as the world’s most ready and mobile military, is painting a picture of itself as a stagnant force trapped at home under automatic spending cuts just three weeks away.
·        Full Coverage: President Obama's State Of The Union Address
·        Obama To Use State Of The Union To Make Case Against Spending Cuts - Obama will use his State of the Union speech Tuesday to turn public opinion against automatic spending cuts and argue that some of the money to replace the cuts should instead come from higher taxes.
     Frosty Taylor, Editor
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