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Thursday, February 21, 2013

2-20-12 MCRC Briefs


Participating in a gun buy back because you believe that the criminals have too many guns is like having yourself castrated because you believe that the neighbors have too many kids. – Author unknown
Feb 20, 2013
·        Correction:  Call Sen. John Mccain’s Office At (202) 224-2235, not 225 as listed in yesterday’s Briefs.  Or go to http://www.mccain.senate.gov/public/   and express your feelings.
·        Say_No_To_The_Bathroom_Bill
·        HB 2648 referring to Colorado City’s Marshall’s Department passed out of the House Government Committee on a 9 – 0. Mohave Board of Supervisor Buster Johnson testified in support of the bill, along with Andy Swann of the Attorney General’s office. At the conclusion of the hearing, Johnson said “Never in my wildest imagination did I foresee the need for a bill to address this issue”.  A bill similar to this one was introduced last year and failed on the House floor. Johnson stated “This bill is not “special” legislation or unconstitutional as was erroneously claimed last session. This bill applies to all law enforcement in Arizona” Buster Johnson
·        The Phoenix City Council awarded a domestic violence services contract to the Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence (AZCADV), effective March 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.  The contract, administered by the city’s Human Services Department, provides $200,000 in Community Development Block Grant Funds and General Funds to bring service providers and organizations together to combat domestic violence.  domestic violence
·        The Pima County Republican Party’s March 8 Lincoln Day Dinner is scheduled at 6 pm (reception) 7 pm (dinner) at the Radisson Hotel, 6555 E. Speedway, Tucson. Tickets are $40 per person or $75 per couple. Congressman Paul Gosar (CD4) will be the speaker. RSVP:  Linda White hq@pimagop.org     (520) 321-1492
·        Eric Johnson, Founder Of Life Liberty Freedom is offering free service to send your messages to every member of Congress, legislatures in all states, the nation’s top 100 newspaper editors or the top 50 editors in the state.  Register at www.lifelibertyfreedom.com
·        Best selling author Ben Shapiro will highlight the April 6 Teen Age Republicans (TARS) fundraiser Banquet at 6:30 pm at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, 7200 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Tickets: $65 each. RSVP/Reservations: Lois Fitch at  480-947-6931 or Rhonda Driver at 480-451-0947. aztars@hotmail.com
·        Ray Spitzer is urging AZ residents to write letters to the CEO’s of Republic advertisers, informing them that they will not do business with a company that advertises in the “propaganda tool of the leftists.” 
“What is important is that these advertisers realize that Arizonans in large numbers are fed up with this leftist rag and they are going to pay a price for giving them money,” Spitzer emphasized in a recent e-mail. This in an individual campaign by Spitzer -- not a project of the Sun City West Republican Club that he chairs.  He can be reached at r.spitzer@cox.net
·        AzCDL is monitoring bills, at Bill Tracking 
·        Feb 22 Is The Last Day For Bills To Be Heard In Their Assigned Committees. The next stop for bills that have passed out of their assigned committees is the Rules Committee. From there, they go to the full House or Senate for hearings and votes before being sent over to the other chamber. We may need to call upon you again to contact your legislators at any point in this process.
·        Lyle Rapacki and Heather Gass just completed a tour of Arizona with their presentation exposing UN Agenda 21. Rapacki has asked Ray Spitzer to coordinate an on-going campaign across Arizona to combat Agenda 21 and its efforts to destroy representative form of government. Spitzer can be reached at r.spitzer@cox.net or 623-334-2325.
·        Alert:  Gun Control Activists are planning a ‘Day of Action’ at noon, Feb. 22 in front of Congressman Jeff Flake (R) office, 2200 E. Camelback Road, Phx. to show support of universal background checks for gun owners.
·        A Day Of Resistance Rally Is Scheduled At 12:45 pm, Feb. 23 on the Capitol Lawn in Phx. For information: http://www.dayofresistance.com/rally/  
·        The City Of Phx Public Works Department Will Host A Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection event for Phoenix customers from 8 am-noon, Feb. 21-23 at Desert West Park, 6602 W. Encanto Blvd.  Attendees must bring their current city of Phoenix city services bill showing solid waste fees and a matching photo ID with the same Phoenix address. Find out what is and isn’t household hazardous waste, visit phoenix.gov/publicworks or call 602-262-7251. 
·        Congressman Paul Gosar’s “Listening Session” starts at 6 pm, Feb. 22 in the 
        Yavapai County Magistrate Court , 7501 E. Civic Circle, Prescott Valley  HERE
·        Congressman Paul Gosar’s (CD4) Staff  Will Hold Office Hours at 2 pm, Feb. 26 in the  Quartzsite Library, 465 N. Plymouth Ave., Quartzsite.
·        Rep Heather Carter has received the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Society's annual Copper Shield Award - given to an outstanding Legislator for service in support of our military, veterans and their families.   Rep. Carter was nominated by the Association of the U.S. Navy's Phoenix Saguaro Chapter for her work on legislation that extended veterans hiring preference benefits to all members of the Reserve and National Guard, along with her work for other legislation to extend college tuition and other benefits to returning veterans.
"She worked tirelessly with AUSN to get this bill and others all the way to the Governor's desk and into law," said Jon Altmann, AUSN National Vice President-Membership and a Phoenix chapter officer.  "She stood head and shoulders above many this past year in helping us with a bill that helps both Arizona veterans, but is helping our AUSN Congressional liaison achieve equity via Federal legislation, with Arizona the first state to pass a bill on this issue," Altmann said. Altman is also a north Phoenix GOP activitist.
Carter is the first female legislator to receive the Copper Shield.  She is a clinical associate professor of education at Arizona State University, where she has done extensive work with the Troops to Teachers program.  The award is presented by the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Society with nomination form the United Arizona Veterans, a veterans service organization that is an umbrella group representing more than 40 Arizona veterans groups.
Col Martha McSally, USAF (Ret.), the first woman fighter pilot to fly combat over Iraq during Operation Southern Watch was the MC for the awards ceremony. In 2004, McSally made history by commanding the 354th Fighter Squadron deployed to Afghanistan in OEF.
·        Maricopa Board Of Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox Recall efforts.  Contact: Ron Harders at hbaronaz@msn.com
·        “Stop the Recall” on Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpairo Recall. Contact: John DeCarlo  stop.the.az.recall@gmail.com or or call 602-486-4725. 
·        Write Your State Officials
·        Alert:  Gun Control Activists are planning a ‘Day of Action’ at noon, Feb. 22 in front of Congressman Jeff Flake (R) office, 2200 E. Camelback Road, Phx. to show support of universal background checks for gun owners.
·        Valley Mega-Churches Draw Crowds   20 percent of Valley churchgoing residents head for one of the area’s 32 mega-churches each weekend.
·        Arizona Oversight Of Juvenile Residential Treatment Centers Is Lax  Agencies that regulate centers collect allegations of misconduct, but do little to act on the information.
·        Buckled Pavement Closes US 89 South Of Page - Detour Will Add 45 Miles Around Closure Using US 160 And SR 98     www.azdot.gov/

GOLDWATER INSTITUTE  frequent updates
·        Voice Of Veterans” Radio Shows Www.Vovradioshow.Org
SEEINGREDAZ   daily updates
·        Gang Of 8” Amnesty Hawks Attack Effective Voices  McCain-Led Coalition Aims To Discredit Knowledgeable Immigration Control Organizations
·        STOP Medicaid Expansion In Arizona!
·        Lloyd Marcus: Free Man
FLOYD REPORTS     Daily updates
·        Rapists Love Gun Control
·        So, Who Really Does Care?
·        Not A Single Dime?
·        Indiana NDAA Action Alert!
SECOND AMENDMENT/FIREARMS/GUN CONTROL
·        Rapists Love Gun Control
·        NRA-We-Are-America
VOTER ID/FRAUD/ELECTIONS
ILLEGALS/IMMIGRATION/BORDER
·        M3 Report   Updated Daily    Caution: Graphic Photos  
·        AZ Border Defenders     Updated Daily
·        need2no.us   Border News Watch: links to sites on matters of law enforcement for illegal human and drug traffic.
VETERANS
·        A-Special-Kind-Of-No   Over 1,000 former and current Green Berets signed their names to a letter released to the media lobbying against any restrictions whatsoever to gun ownership.
BENGHAZI – GATE
NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT  (NDAA)
·        Indiana NDAA Action Alert!
GOP/REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE (RNC)    www.GOP.com
WAR ON WOMEN
·        Women-In-Foxholes  Gen. Patrick Brady Says Putting Females In Combat Poses 'An Insane Burden On Readiness'
FEDERAL
 
ELECTIONS/FRAUD
CONGRESSIONAL
·        Politician-Gives-Money-Back
·        Todd Akin, The Most Controversial Senate Candidate Of 2012, Was Also The Most Conservative Member Of The House  National Journal's Annual List Of The Most Conservative Members In The House, Calculated From Voting Records
·        Who Are The Most Liberal Representatives In Congress?  14 House Members Are Tied For The Most Left-Leaning Legislator, According To National Journal's Ratings
·        Who Are Members Of Color On Most Liberal, Conservative Lists For The 112th Congress   Examine The Annual Rankings, And The Split By Race, Gender And Geography Might Be Surprising. Or It Might Not, Writes National Journal's Jody Brannon.
·        About-To-Be-Raped-Democrat-Suggests-Whistling   Lawmaker Argues College Gals Can't Be Trusted With Guns
ENERGY/OIL/EPA/SOLAR
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
ECONOMY/TAXES/WELFARE
MILITARY/DEFENSE/PENTAGON
OBAMACARE/MEDICAL/HEALTH
EPA
EDUCATION
·        Obamas-Preschool-Stretch    Factcheck
HOMELAND SECURITY
WHITE HOUSE/OBAMA
·        Obamas-Preschool-Stretch    Factcheck
INTERNATIONAL
 
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