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Thursday, September 26, 2013

9-25-13 MCRC Briefs

Maricopa County Republican Briefs
Sept 25, 2013
 
 
 
·       John McCain Appeases     After twenty-four hours of Ted Cruz acting like a man -- a man who sees his country on the brink of expiring -- the Democrats have pulled the Senate floor out from under him. And as has become the custom, they have been aided in their bullying by Senator John McCain.
 
·       Meltdown-GOP-Bosses-Phones-Unplugged   It was the same story with the man who was the face of the GOP in the 2008 elections, former GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. His phone was off the hook, too. Callers got a message stating his voicemail box was full. The Arizona senator apparently had other matters on his mind during the Cruz speech, tweeting, “Final episode of #Broadchurch tonight – one of the most entertaining shows on TV right now.” That prompted conservative commentator Michelle Malkin to tweet, “Meanwhile, McCain is tweeting about a TV show. See the problem here, America?”
 
·       Cruz-Control-Should-Be-Standard-On-GOP-Models     Ann Coulter
 
 
 
 
·     Urgent-Dialing-To-Defund-Obamacare  Sen John McCain (AZ) is one of the senators targeted for phone calls
 
·       The Palo Verde RW Club Was Awarded Four National Awards at the National Federation of Republican Women's 36th Bi-Annual Convention in Louisville, Ky. PVRW is the only club, nationwide, to receive so many honors. They received the Diamond Award for Club Achievement, "Best Newsletter" in the Federation, "Catch the Wave" for our use of technology and a Membership recruitment award. Contact: President Joan Lang  480-703-0416    wandjlang@gmail.com
 
·       The JLBC Staff Reports Monthly To The Legislature On The Status Of General Fund Revenue collections and other fiscal issues. This report can be found on the following link: www.azleg.gov/jlbc.htm. Among the key points of the document:
o   August General Fund revenues increased by 3.7% compared to the prior year, but were $(2.8) million below the enacted budget forecast.
o   Year-to-date, FY 2014 revenues are 4.6% above FY 2013 and are $7.6 million above the enacted budget forecast.
o   The August revenue growth was driven largely by Sales Tax collections in the contracting category, which have increased 18% during the current fiscal year
Last month staff estimated that the ending balance for the previous fiscal year would be $203 million more than budgeted. It appears that number will remain accurate. - Senator John McComish,  Rep Bob Robson and Rep Jeff Dial
 
·       California Condors Will Be Released To The Wild In The Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in northern Arizona at 11 a.m. Sat, Sept. 28. The public is welcome to observe the release from a viewing area where spotting scopes will be set up and experts will be available to answer questions. This is the 18th annual public release of condors. Driving directions: Take Highway 89A from Kanab or Page to the Vermilion Cliffs (from Flagstaff take Highway 89 to Highway 89A). Turn north onto BLM Road 1065 (a dirt road next to the small house just east of the Kaibab Plateau) and continue almost 3 miles. Bring: Spotting scope or binoculars, sunscreen, water, snack .
 
·       Volunteers Are Needed To Counter The Dems “Welcome Affordable Healthcare” Rally scheduled from 10-11 am, Oct 1 at Congressman Trent Frank’s office, 7121 West Bell Road, Suite 200, Glendale, AZ 85308 from 10 AM to 11 AM. There are signs available to use or repaint at the MCRC West Valley office to counter the Dems. Office is open 10 to 5 M-F and 10-2 on Saturday. Contact:  Randy Miller   rmiller0608@yahoo.com
 
·       KY Senator Rand Paul's Summer Break was spent teamed up with a partner doing pro bono eye surgeries for the poor.
 
·       Congrats To Sen Kimberly Yee And Her Husband  -  now the parents of a  baby boy – named Mitchell. 
 
·       LD26 Precinct Committee Passed A Resolution To Rebuke & Condemn Sen. John McCain by a 24 to 13 vote and 4 abstentions Tuesday evening.  See 9-10-13 Briefs to read full resolution  http://briefs.maricopagop.org/.    Contact: LDd26 VC Matthew Papke lastchanceforliberty@gmail.com
 
·       LD10 And Yavapai County Republicans censured Gov. Jan Brewer And 15 Legislators for Medicaid Expansion legislation passed last session. LD10 GOP passed the resolution of Censure by an overwhelming voice vote; not one objection was raised to its content. See resolutions of censure in the 9-22-13 MCRC Briefs posted at http://briefs.maricopagop.org/  Contacts: LD10 3rd Vice-Chair 520-235-2234,    cb12221 @gmail.com  Yavapai County Republican Chr Jim Dutton mailto:yavgopchair@q.com
 
·       Arizona National Committeeman Bruce Ash says that a new political organization has been formed to involve Republican citizens overseas in the political process of the United States. Republicans Overseas Inc. was registered at the IRS on Sept. 18 as a Section 527 organization. The officers include Bruce Ash (chairman), Solomon Yue (vice chairman), Helen Van Etten (secretary) and James Bopp Jr. as treasurer and custodian of books.  The filing indicates the corporation was “organized to provide an organization, with chapters throughout the world and a headquarters in the United States, to facilitate involvement of Republican citizens overseas in the political process of the United States. In addition, the Corporation will voice the concerns of Republican citizens overseas in the public policy debates in the United States consistent with Republican principles.” A spokesperson for the Republican National Committee stated Republicans Overseas was not affiliated with the RNC. The RNC already has a Republicans Abroad organization.  Contact: Bruce Ash:  bash@paulashmgt.com
 
 
·       People Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired Or Have A Physical Disability may now download audio and braille books to their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, if they are registered at the Arizona Braille and Talking Book Library for the Library of Congress free library service. The Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) Mobile app is now available through the Apple App Store. The app, which is free, allows readers to download audio and braille books from their NLS BARD accounts. Access to BARD is provided through local cooperating libraries. BARD contains nearly 50,000 books, magazines and music scores in audio and braille formats, with new selections added daily. Eligible residents in Arizona may also find the free audio books by mail program attractive. Contact: 602-255-5578 or 1-800-255-5578 www.azlibrary.gov/braille.
 
·       The CAF's Airbase Arizona Aviation Museum (formerly CAF Arizona Wing) at Falcon Field in Mesa, is teaming with the Arizona Secretary of State's Office, the Arizona Historical Society, Phoenix Rotary 100  and the Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Committee to raise funds and public awareness about the new Arizona World War II Memorial and to raise funds and the new World War II Exhibit in the State Capitol Museum through donations to the Guns to Salute the Fallen Project.
Announced by Secretary of State Ken Bennett in 2011, the Guns to Salute the Fallen Project was established to attract private (non-taxpayer) funding for the state's acquisition of one 14-inch gun from the battleship U.S.S. Arizona (sunk at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941) and one 16-inch gun from the battleship U.S.S. Missouri (upon whose decks the Japanese signed the instrument of surrender in Tokyo Bay, Japan  on September 2, 1945, bringing World War II to a close).  Both historic pieces will become an integral part of Arizona's new World War II Memorial, presently under construction in Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza and scheduled for dedication on Dec 7, 2013, as a part of the 2013 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day observance in Phoenix.
 
·       Phoenix Rotary 100 Is Sponsoring A Drawing for which the CAF's Airbase Arizona has agreed to provide eight living history flight experiences aboard its fully-restored Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress  Sentimental Journey based at Falcon Field.  Sentimental Journey is one of nearly 13,000 aircraft of its type flown in combat in World War II that still exist today in pristine flying condition.  Sept 11 through November 30, contributors who donate to the Guns to Salute the Fallen Project at http://www.gunstosalutethefallen.com in multiples of $20 (six chances for $100) will be eligible to participate in a drawing for one of these eight flights.  Two grand prize winners will be picked for flights in the nose compartment of the aircraft, where the bombardier and navigator sat during missions.  The eight winners will be drawn and announced at the conclusion of the Memorial's Dedication Ceremony on Dec 7, 2013.  Sentimental Journey will be performing a flyover at the Dedication Ceremony, where over a thousand or more spectators are expected to participate.
 
·       Contribute To The Guns To Salute The Fallen Project on-line at http://www.gunstosalutethefallen.com.  Proceeds benefit the World War II Memorial and the new World War II Exhibit under development in the Arizona Capitol Museum. The CAF's Airbase Arizona Aviation Museum is operated by Airbase Arizona of the Commemorative Air Force.  Organized in 1978 as the Arizona chapter of the Commemorative Air Force, the Airbase's mission is to restore and preserve historically important aircraft and related memorabilia in order to educate the public about the significant contributions made by men and women in the defense of the Nation. Contact:  Sec of State Communications Director Matthew Robert mroberts@azsos.gov  (602) 542-4285 - (o) (602) 540-3521 - (c)
 
·       In Its Annual “Best States For Business” Report, Forbes has ranked Arizona first in the nation in terms of projected employment. Specifically, the report notes that Arizona is expected to have the fastest job growth at 3 percent annually over the next five years, according to Moody’s Analytics.
 
·       A Fundraiser For Mathew Papke, Mesa City Council Candidate, is planned Oct 18 on the new patio at Monti’s Steak House in Tempe, featuring Freedom Under the Stars  singing Jordan Page. Tickets:  Tickets now  Contact: Papke lastchanceforliberty@gmail.com
 
·       The Sept 23 Maricopa County GOP Calendar, including events throughout Arizona, has been posted at http://briefs.maricopagop.org/.   See calendars posted in Archives on the left side of the page. Cochise, Coconino, Gila, Greenlee, Mohave, Navajo, Pima, Pinal, Yavapai, and Yuma County GOP events posted by county in the lower calendar section.  The Arizona Tea Party Events have also been posted under separate heading.  Please check your postings so these calendars reflect the constant changes that occur. Please include your group name, meeting time, location, speaker and contact person when you submit updated information.  These calendars are compiled to help you participate in Republican/conservative related events. Copy deadline is Friday noon. To add your upcoming events please, contact Frosty Taylor at RepComm@cox.net
 
 
·        The Great Pretender
·        Must See: Congressman Mike Rogers On Obamacare
·        Feds Look To Curb Use Of Deadly Force On Border In the spotlight over allegations that agents too often use excessive, or deadly, force against undocumented immigrants, Customs and Border Protection announced measures Wednesday meant to start addressing the problem.
·        Boy's Death Is Unimaginable -- Or Sadly, Not   Laurie Roberts
·        Arizonans’ Costs Low Under New Health Law  The federal government released data Wednesday that show Arizonans will be able to choose from a robust menu of health-insurance plans, with rates that are among the lowest in the nation, when the health-care law’s new online marketplaces launch next week.
·        Government-Shutdown-Not-Exactly  An estimated 59% of non-defense federal employees would be exempt from the shutdown and would go to work as usual.
·     These GOP Senators Won't Support Ted Cruz In Obamacare Fight    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., took the same position in comments to reporters. “How can I vote against a bill that I support?” he asked rhetorically.

·     Matthews-Attacks- Palin-Breitbart-And-Cruz    Brings on McCain Campaign Manager to Call Palin, Cruz Losers
 
 
·        ICYMI-American-Freedom-By-Barbara  Sept 16-23
·        Vile Dem Official Exemplifies Depth Of Hatred For GOP  CA Party Spokesman Allan Brauer Fired For “Appalling And Inexcusable” Comments
GILBERT WATCH  See daily updates
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ARIZONAFREEDOMALLIANCE   Daily updates
NEW ZEAL BLOG  Daily updates
 
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GOP/REPUBLICAN NAT’L COMMITTEE www.gop.com
ILLEGALS, IMMIGRATION, BORDERS
·        Feds Look To Curb Use Of Deadly Force On Border   In the spotlight over allegations that agents too often use excessive, or deadly, force against undocumented immigrants, Customs and Border Protection announced measures Wednesday meant to start addressing the problem.
·        Dashboard Cameras Coming For Agents  Homeland Security Department said it will test new dashboard cameras and overhaul basic training for new border agents.
·        Remember1986.Com Updated Daily
·        M3 Report   Updated Daily    Caution: Graphic Photos  
·        Az Border Defenders     Updated Daily
·         Need2no.Us   Law Enforcement: Illegal Human And Drug Traffic
 
BENGHAZI – GATE
 
ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER/DOJ
·        Is Eric Holder Lying To Us?
 
SECOND AMENDMENT/FIREARMS/GUN CONTROL
 
IRS
·        US-Tax-Preparers-ID  IRS Rides 1884 'Dead Horse' Law To Defense Of Tax Preparer Rules
 
HILLARY
 
SCANDALS/LEAKS
 
ELECTIONS/CAMPAIGNS
 
FRAUD/VOTER ID
 
TERRORISTS
·        Expert: Homegrown Terrorism Is A Real Threat For The U.S.
·        James Carafano of the Heritage Foundation joined Glenn on last night’s Glenn Beck Program to talk about the ever-growing threat of homegrown terrorism. One such threat comes from Minnesota, which is designated a U.S. Refugee Resettlement Area,with a Somali population ranging from 80,000 to 125,000 in the state. Since it is believed that terrorists with ties to the U.S. were involved in the attack in Nairobi, Kenya, Glenn asked James to elaborate on the situation in Minnesota and describe the threat the U.S. currently faces. WATCH
  
CULTURAL WARS/RELIGIOUS ISSUES
 

RACIAL/CIVIL RIGHTS
·        Black-Mob-Thrashes-White-Doctor-Screams-'Get-Osama'  'The next thing I felt was someone moving past me, ripping at my beard'
VETERANS/MILITARY
·        Dramatic Video Recorded From A MEDEVAC Pilot Helmet camera shows how a medal of honor was earned in Afghanistan   medevac-video
 
FEDERAL
 
CONGRESSIONAL
·        Tom-Delay-Take-Outrage-To-Democrats    Ex-Congressman Says Americans 'Cannot Rest' In Fight For Freedoms
·        Why The Whippersnappers Must Fight    Herman Cain
  
OBAMACARE/MEDICAL/HEALTH
·        Most-Americans-Will Pay-Roughly-$328-Month-Obamacare-Health-Plan  By comparison, the Kaiser Family Foundation estimated that the average monthly premiums in the individual market in 2010 were $215 per person
 
EDUCATION/INDOCTRINATION
  
COMMON CORE
Aka AZ's College And Career Ready Standards
  
WHITE HOUSE/OBAMA
·        A-Truly-Great-Phony
 
INTERNATIONAL
 
 
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