Thursday, December 19, 2013

12-18-13 MCRC Briefs

Maricopa County Republican Briefs

Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor

Web Master   John Strasser

Dec 18, 2013



·       Need A White Elephant Gift For A Holiday Party?  You can pick one up for $5 at the MCRC West office, 99th Ave/Bell Road.  They are wrapped and ready to go at 10050 W Bell Road #49, Sun City, AZ 85351-1291   phone: 623-977-4532.


·       A $15 Donations To The Maricopa County Republican West Office, 99th Ave & Bell Road, will get you one of the newly arrived “Challenge Coins.”  Donations offset office expenses and help fund the MCRC.  Stop by and take a look at these handsome new coins. 


·       The Maricopa County Republican West Office, 99th Ave/Bell Road, will be closed the week of Dec 23-27.  It will also be closed Jan 1-3. 


·       How McCain Turned His Cliches Into Meaning   ninth-oldest member of the Senate


·       if you live long enough... Mark Leibovich Has The Cover Story In Sunday's New York Times Magazine, "The Post-Shame McCain: 'If you live long enough, anything is possible' : "I watched an interview with myself on CNN and thought, who is that old man that's staring back at me on the TV?"' McCain agrees that he is in a reflective mode. His friends are dying off and longtime colleagues are retiring, and he himself is weighing whether to run again.

"He fears growing too old in the Senate, as he believes many of his colleagues did - he mentions Robert Byrd and Strom Thurmond. But he has also spoken about his father and grandfather, decorated Navy men who both died not long after they retired. 'My grandfather actually flew home from the peace-signing on the Missouri and died,' McCain says. 'I have seen people age dramatically when they go into retirement.' If he seeks re-election and wins, McCain would be 86 at the end of that term. He is in line to become chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee if Republicans win a majority next November."


·       Watch Senator McCain’s Remarks On The Senate Floor Today Here. “Today, I am introducing the Empowering Patients First Act, companion legislation to H.R. 2300, which was introduced in the House by Congressman Tom Price,” said McCain. “I thank Congressman Price for all of his hard work on this legislation. The Empowering Patients First Act would give patients and their doctors the power to make medical decisions, not Washington. There is no doubt that Obamacare is failing, and it is time for Congress to consider our alternatives.”  See a section-by-section review of the legislation here.  See the American Action Forum’s analysis of the legislation here.


·       U.S. Senator John McCain today released the following statement on the Assad regime’s use of cluster munitions:  “Americans should be appalled and saddened by reports that the Syrian government is using helicopters to drop crude cluster munitions in Aleppo, which have killed more than 100 people and as many as 28 children, and serve as another manifestation of the consequences of our failure to assist the Free Syrian Army. It is shameful that while the Obama Administration applauds the Syrian government’s progress in destroying its chemical weapons arsenal, President Bashar al-Assad continues to use every other type of weapon in his arsenal to massacre innocent men, women, and children. Whether by chemical weapons, improvised bombs, or any other means, it is unacceptable for the Syrian people to be indiscriminately targeted and killed in this manner. The conflict in Syria is not an arms control issue alone. As I have repeated asserted, America’s principal priority in Syria should not only be the elimination of chemical weapons but also stopping the suffering and murder of Syrians by President Bashar al-Assad and ending a conflict that has become a threat to the national security interests of the United States and our allies and partners.”


·       The Maricopa County Republican Committee's Panel Discussion On "The Future Of The Republican Party" can be viewed at Contact: MCRC Chairman LaFaro


·       Phx City Councilman Jim Waring is hosting a the Phx D2 holiday party at 5:30 pm, Dec 19 at Zipps Sports Grill, 6501 E. Greenway Pkway, Scottsdale.  Participants are asked to bring an unwrapped children’s book that will be donated to ‘Kitchen on the Street’  - a non-profit group that works with the Palomino Community in D2. Appetizers and no host bar.


·       Congressman Paul Gosar’s Coffee With The Congressman is scheduled at 7 am, Dec 19 at the Fire House Coffee Company, 2350 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City. Click here


·       Congressman David Schwiekert is winding up his toy drive at 4 pm, Dec 19 for the Scottsdale Healthcre Shea Medical Campus’ Pediataric Unit for kids hospitalized over the holidays.  For details   link


·       The Pima GOP Headquarters will be closed from 1 pm, Dec 20 until Jan 2, 2014.


·       The Pima County Republican Club luncheons will resume Jan. 7.


·       The Sen Russell Pearce Show Can Be Heard Every Saturday Evening At 7 Pm on 960 The Patriot. “I am thrilled to once again bring a strong conservative voice to Arizona’s airwaves,” said Pearce. . “What I want to do, what my show is all about, is getting people motivated, energized and excited about America again. Let the liberals whine and cry. We’ve got real work to do, so tune in, call in, and let’s make our voices heard!” The audience call-in number is (602) 508-0960. The Russell Pearce Show will soon launch a corresponding website, Facebook and Twitter page.  Pearce will continue his state and national speaking engagements.


·       A Family Dinner Fundraiser For LD29 House Candidate Aaron Borders is scheduled from 6-8 pm, Dec 23 at the home of  the Haus Murphy’s, 5739 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale, featuring AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham. Suggested donation $20 per person or $50 per family.   RSVP to Martin or Aaron by Dec 20.


·        GOP Calendar

·        Dec 19– LD16 (3rd Thur), 6:30 pm social,  7 pm mtg. Liberty Arts Academy, 3015 S. Power Rd., Mesa. Just south of Guadalupe on east side of Power Rd. In the Auditorium. Contact: Chr Jerry Clingman Cell 480-861-4958  Home 480-986-5236   http://www.ld16gop@us

·        Dec 19 – LD21 (3rd Thurs) 7 mtg. Plaza Del Rio Community Center, 13215 N 94th Drive, Peoria. Speaker:. Chr Kevin Payne -  Website:

·        Dec 19 – LD25  (3rd Thurs) 6:30 pm, Mesa Utilities Bldg., 640 N Mesa Drive Road, Mesa. Chr Paul Whetten

·        Dec 19 – AZ Republican Lawyers Assn (AZRLA) 1145 am,Quarles & Brady, One Renaissance Square, Two N. Central Ave., Phx.  Speaker: Congressman Paul Gosar

·        Dec 19 – CHANDLER REPUBLICAN WOMEN. (3rdThur)  6:30 pm, Itericom, 250 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler. Contact: Lisa Askey, media chr  602-320-9291.

·        Dec 21 - SUN CITY GRAND REPUBLICAN INTEREST GROUP. (3rd Sat)  9 am, 19781 N. Remington Dr. Chaparral Center - Hopi Room. Speaker:  Jose Borrajero, communications director for Arizona Latino Republican Association (ALRA).  Contacts Dick Mayfield at  or 623 217-2110; or Ginny Nyre at or 623-544-7187.

·        Dec 21 - Fountain Hills Republican Club’s Christmas party. 9 am, Dec 21, Fountain Hills Community Center.  If you will be bringing a food dish to share, email Chris Brant at  Collecting unwrapped new toys for the Marine Corps Reserve Toys-for-Tots program.

·        Jan-Brewer-Weighs In On 'White Santa' Controversy, Says St.Nick Is 'Every Color'

·        Tax-Credit Program Helping Rich Ariz. Schools Get Richer

·        The-Government-Spends-Money-On-What? -A-List-Of-The-Most-Absurd-Things-Taxpayers-Paid-For-Last-Year

·        111 Arrested In Massive Prostitution, Drug Sting By Mcso

·        AG Tom Horn Indicts Nine Members Of Money Laundering Operation

·        US Income Inequality Strains Economy, Survey Says

·        Compensation-Claims-Pile-Up-In-Deadly-Arizona-Fire

·        Latest Abuse Report Update Shows 1,740 Assigned

·        Pinocchio Obama’s Top 20 Presidential Lies

·        Barbara Walters: We Thought Obama ‘Was Going To Be The Next Messiah’

·        Obama-Iowa-Poll-Numbers High New Low   Obama’s approval rating in Iowa hit its lowest point ever in a new poll, and it’s nearly his worst rating of any state polled by Quinnipiac.  Just 38 percent of Iowa voters approve of the job Obama is doing as president, while 59 percent disapprove in a Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday.

·        Awards-For-The-Best-And-Worst-Of-Politics-In-2013  Ron Barber (D) among  most vulnerable

·        Which-Former-US-President-Has-A-Remarkable-Lone-Survivor-Tale

·        U.S. Congress Members Pass Bipartisan Budget Agreement

·        More Border Agents Assisting Local Police

·        Additional Claims Filed In Deadly Ariz. Wildfire

·        CPS Investigation Should End Late January

·        Are Congress Members Honest? Poll Says No

·        Arizona High Court Upholds Higher Campaign-Contribution Limits   Higher Contribution Limits — Up To $4,000 Per Candidate In A Statewide Race — Are In Force For '14.

·        “The Burgundy Channel.” Premiered Today, Back From Four Yr Absence

·       Wastebook-Report-Details-$30B-In-Questionable-Federal-Spending







  Frosty Taylor, Editor

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