Thursday, December 19, 2013

12-19-13 MCRC Briefs

Maricopa County Republican Briefs

Maricopa County Republican Chairman: AJ LaFaro

Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor

Web Master   John Strasser

Dec 19, 2013


·       You May Recall 20-Year-Old Seth Wakeling Of New River lost his left foot when he stepped on an EID in Afghanistan on Sept 26 while serving with the 3rd Infantry Division’s 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team - Special Troops Battalion.  He has been at the Walter Reed Hospital in Bethesda, MD since he was transported from the Lundstahl Regional Medical Center in Germany. He will home for 10 days with his parents -  returning to Walter Reed after the Christmas holidays.  Wakeling is coming into Sky Harbor Airport on American Airlines #1519 at 4:05 pm, Dec 20.  Congressman Paul Gosar will be among the friends, neighbors, and Game/Fish alumni who will be on hand to greet our wounded warrior. Seth’s father is Brian Wakeling, the Game Branch Chief at AZ Game and Fish. Let’s show Seth know we appreciate his sacrifice, support him and wish him the best in his continuing recovery.


·       Veterans -Thank You For Your Service To Our Country: Effective January 2014 Optical-IP-Networks will provide Disabled Veterans in the Phoenix metro area with complimentary help desk services on an “as-available” basis for their personal Windows® or Mac OS®, LAN and MAN devices. Call 480-381-2380 for a discussion of your performance problems or issues and we will work together on a needs assessment, or email Other professional resources might be engaged as required based on skills and geographical locations. If you need a Windows® or Mac OS® device contact us so we can see if we can find a sponsor for you. See Joseph Hobbs profile on LinkedIn.


·       Gov Jan Brewer Lowering Flags For Fallen Arizona Soldier Joshua B. Silverman:  “Today, the hearts and prayers of all Arizonans are with the family of Chief Warrant Officer Two Joshua B. Silverman, a U.S. Army soldier killed this week in the line of duty. On Tuesday, CW2 Silverman was one of six soldiers who died of injuries sustained as the result of a helicopter crash in Now Bahar, Afghanistan. CW2 Silverman, 35, of Scottsdale, was serving his country in support of Operation Enduring Freedom at the time of the incident. He had been assigned to the 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, based at Fort Riley, Kansas. Our eternal gratitude is with CW2 Silverman and his fellow fallen heroes whose lives were taken in the crash, and our deepest condolences are with the families and loved ones in mourning. Their deaths are a solemn reminder of the daily dangers faced by our men and women in uniform, who selflessly serve and sacrifice to keep their neighbors safe and our nation free. In honor of Arizona hero CW2 Joshua B. Silverman, I have ordered that flags at all state buildings be lowered from sunrise to sunset tomorrow, December 20, 2013, as well as on the day of his interment, for which services are pending.”


·       Van The Radio Man Has Moved His Crossroads With Van Political Talk Show from 4 pm to 2 pm every Monday and Thursday to allow more time for evening appearances.   Questions to   Call in 347-857-4804. 


·       Update On AZGOP Progress:  AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham talks about the accomplishments of the AZGOP in 2013 as we move into the 2014 election cycle.


·       Mobile Office Hours With Congressman David Schweikert Constituent Services Staff

ü  Jan 10: 11 am-1112:30 pm. Goelet AC Beuf Community Center, 3435 W. Pinnacle Peak Road, Phx, AZ 85027

ü  Jan 15: 4-5 pm, Appaloosa Library, 7377 East Silverstone Drive, Scottsdale.

ü  Jan 18: 9-11 am, ABCO Recycling & Shredding Service, 21628 N Second Ave, Phx.

Contact: Ernestina Borquez-Smith at or at (480) 946-2411.


·       The Acker Musical Showcase Turned Out To Be A Huge Success as close to 150 people meandered in and out of the Yavapai County Republican office in downtown Prescott.  Thank you to "The Rusty Pistols Cowboy Band" members, Jim Dunham, Donn Pease, Duane Steinbrink, and Bob Wood and their wives and family members for donating their time and talent to this worthwhile event.  They also donated $5for every CD they sold at the event.  And thank you to all the volunteers including  YCPC 2nd Vice Chair L.G. Mace, Ted and Tik Gambogi and their daughter, NeNe; Gert and Eddie LaFaso, Congressional candidate Chris Mortenson, YCRC's IT Guy Roger Reinsch, Eva Janckila, Charlie and Diane Sullivan, House candidate Linda Gray, Myra Day, Paulette Bryson, and Joann Dutton,  who did everything from handing out candy canes, to baking cookies, moving furniture, setting up chairs and decorating. L.G. Mace provided  pizza for the volunteers and band members.


·       Tickets For The Yavapai County Republicans Hawk 12 GA. Pump Defense Shotgun Raffle are on sale at the Yavapai County Republican Office. The Hawk Model 982 is patterned after America's favorite 12 GA pump, and features a machined solid steel receiver, an 18 1/2 " barrel with 3" chamber and an adjustable ghost ring sight.  This traditional pump action model is fitted with polymer stocks with recoil pad and has a black matte finish. Tickets are $5 each. Drawing will be held when 200 tickets are sold.  Tickets are available at YCRC HQ, 112B E. Union Street, Prescott, and at the Verde Valley Republican HQ, 542 N. Main St., Cottonwood.  PC's are selling them at the club meetings.  The winner must meet all the Federal/ State requirements to possess the shotgun.  Call YCRC Headquarters at (928) 776-4500 or  Jay Parkison, VVR at 1-888-788-1946 for details.


·       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. 


·       The Fountain Hills Republican Club’s Christmas Potluck Party is scheduled at 9 am, Dec 21 at the Fountain Hills Community Center.  Bring a food dish to share; email Chris Brant at so that she can compile a list.  Also collecting unwrapped new toys for the Marine Corps Reserve Toys-for-Tots program. 


·       The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office will have the first in a series of community outreach meetings on changes to its crime suppression efforts at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 21 at:

ü  Sun Lakes, 9531 East Riggs Rd.

ü  Avondale, 920 E. Van Buren

ü  Sun City, 10831 Sunland Dr., Sun City Posse Building

ü  Cave Creek: Cave Creek Town Hall, 37622 N. Cave Creek Rd.

ü  Queen Creek: Queen Creek Library, 21802 S. Ellsworth Rd.

ü  Fountain Hills: Fountains Hills Community center, 13001 N. La Montana Dr.

ü  Lakes: 7307 North Bush Highway, Mesa


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


·       If You Live Long Enough... 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."


·       McCain’s Remarks On The Senate Floor Here. “Today, I am introducing the Empowering Patients First Act, companion legislation to H.R. 2300…”, See legislation here.  See analysis of the legislation here.


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


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


·       The newly launched Russell Pearce Show Can Be Heard Every Saturday Evening At 7 Pm on 960 The Patriot. 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.


·       Attorney General Tom Horne Today Announced A Settlement reached with Ocwen Financial Corporation of Atlanta, Georgia, and its subsidiary, Ocwen Loan Servicing. The company has agreed to a $2.1 billion dollar joint state-federal Settlement with Arizona, 48 additional states and the District of Columbia, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).In Arizona, Ocwen is expected to provide troubled borrowers with as much as $20.7 million in first lien principal reductions. In addition, Ocwen will make payments directly to foreclosed borrowers and is expected to solicit approximately 10,300 Arizona borrowers who may be eligible for these payments. The payment amount, which is contingent on the number of consumers who submit valid claims, is projected to exceed $1,000 per foreclosed loan. The Settlement terms address servicing misconduct by Ocwen, and two companies later acquired by Ocwen, Homeward Residential Inc. and Litton Home Servicing LP.  Ocwen specializes in servicing high-risk mortgage loans. As a result of the Settlement, Ocwen is now required to comply with tough new mortgage loan servicing standards. Nationally, Ocwen agreed to $2 billion in first lien principal reduction, and $125 million for cash payments to borrowers on nearly 185,000 foreclosed loans.  Borrowers whose loans are serviced by Ocwen may contact Ocwen at 1-800-337-6695 or by e-mail at  to obtain more information about principal reductions and whether they qualify under terms of this Settlement. Consumers with mortgage settlement questions may contact:Toll-free outside the Phoenix area: 855-256-2834; Within the Phoenix area: 602-542-1797; E-mail    Files: Complaint       
Consent Judgment



·       GOP Calendar

·        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. 

·        Dec 21, 28 - The Russell Pearce Show (Sat). 7 pm, 960AM  The Patriot taking calls at (602) 508-0960.

·        Dec 21, 28  - Shane Krauser's Radio Show  (960 AM 5 pm every Saturday) Call in at 602.508.0960 (Phoenix area) or 888.960.9696 (outside of Phoenix).

·        Dec 21, 28  – Voice Of Veterans Talk Show (Sat) 3-5 pm, Host: Vernon Bagley with co-host Phil Mason.  NBC 1260 AM, 96.1 FM.  480-423-1260. Questions/topics contact: Bagley at  or

·        Dec 21 28- Steve Kates’ “A Call To Rights” Radio Show. (Sat)  Noon to 2 pm, KFNX 1100 AM   Call in 602-277-5369. 

·        Today-In-History-Republican-Party-Officially-Abolishes-Slavery  (Dec 28 , 1865)

·        Hunters, Fisherman Targeted By Feds For Local Violations

·        Arizona Biologists Struggle To Save Dying Breed Of Quail

·        Live-Off-The-Grid-Get-Forced-Out-Of-Your-Home

·        Napolitano To Lead U.S. Olympic Delegation    Former Ariz. Governor Will Lead Group Considered An Opposition Message To Russia's Anti-Gay Laws.

·        McCain, Flake Opposite In U.S. Budget Deal

·        Tax Program Helping Rich Schools Get Richer

·        High Court Upholds Higher-Contribution Limits

·        More Border Agents Assisting Local Police

·        McGenius Mocks Republicans “Lacking Intellectual Integrity”

·        Additional Claims Filed In Deadly Ariz. Wildfire

·        CPS Investigation Should End Late January

·        Special License Plate Aids Education Funding

·        AE-Suspends-Duck-Dynastys-Phil Robertson For Agreeing With The Bible

·        Song-Mocking-Obamacare-Special-Duck-Dynasty-Appearance-Best-Country-Music-Awards-Open-Ever

·        Duck-Dynasty-Patriarch-Snubs-Barbara-Waltersphil-Robertson-Skips-Most-Fascinating-People-Of-2013-Taping-To-Hunt

·        Stand-With-Phil: See-The-Support-Flooding-The-Internet-For-Suspended-Duck-Dynasty-Star/

·        Sheriff's Office Stings Net 111 Arrests: Husbands, Fathers, Teachers, Professionals, Former Sex Offenders Arrested Trying To Solicit Sex With Minors

·        Arizona-Dispensaries-Sell-More-Than-2T Medical Marijuana First Year

·        Russell-Pearce-Launches-Radio-Show

·        Supervisor Chucri's Quarterly Update

·        Christmas Story From A Retired State Trooper

·        Scottsdale-Soldier-Killed-Afghanistan-Copter-Crash

·        Police-Hitmen-Dead-Rocky-Point-Gunbattle

·        Lawmakers Earn Dunce Caps In Three Courses    Montini

·        Obama-Nominates-Santa-Cruz-Judge-District-Court-Arizona

·        26 Senators Defy President Obama, Back Iran-Sanctions Legislation

·        Lawmakers-Anxious-To-Get-Home-As-Senate-Deadlocked-Over-Nominees

·        EPA Slaps Ag Companies With Fines In AZ, CA

·        Foreclosure Settlement Funnels $20.7M To AZ

·        Soldier-Returns-In-Time-To-Surprise-Best-Friend-At-Asu-Graduation

·        DPS Shares Picture Of Myster I-17 Christmas Tree Decorator

·        Obama’s-Five-Biggest-Blunders-2013

·        Citys-Lesbian-Mayor-Sparks-Anarchy-Uproar

·        The Crony Obama Donors In Charge Of DHS

·        Disregard-Disrespect-Disappointment  By: Vern Bagley

·        Out Of Control Ontrol-Government-Spending   By Steve Bowers (U.S Army Ranger, Retired)

·        Sen-Mark-Udall-Gifted-Lie-Of-The-Year-By-RNC

·        Illegal Aliens Claim Billions In Fraudulent Irs Child Tax Credits

·        Buy-The-Kids-Guns-For-Christmas Ted Nugent Declares, 'The Gift Of Firepower Is The Gift That Never Stops Giving'
Why Colorado School Shooting Was Over So Quickly

·        Hunters, Fisherman Targeted By Feds, Some Get Prison

·        End-Line-Lead-Bullet?

·        Price Of Ground Beef Hits All-Time High

·        AP-Interview-Obama’s-Brother-Writes-About-Abuse






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