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Thursday, November 21, 2013

11-21-13 MCRC Briefs

Maricopa County Republican Briefs

Maricopa County Republican Chairman: AJ LaFaro      aj_ml@hotmail.com

Briefs Editor – Frosty Taylor repcomm@cox.net

Nov 21, 2013

 

·       Bush Makes Surprise Visit To Arizona Governors Meeting

 

·       Mark Your Calendar: The Maricopa County Republican Committee’s Annual Lincoln Day Luncheon is scheduled March 8, 2014 at the El-Zaribah Shrine Temple, 552 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ  85008. Details will be announced later.

 

·       The Maricopa County Republican Office, 10050 Bell Rd, Sun City, will be closed Nov 27 through Dec1 for the Thanksgiving weekend -  re-opening on Dec 1.

 

·       The Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC) Will Host A Panel Discussion on "The Future of the Republican Party" at the 7 pm Dec 5, monthly Executive Guidance Committee (EGC) meeting at AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N. 24th St., Phx. Panelists will be Republican leaders from "all walks of life" that represent

the varying demographics and opinions of the Arizona Republican Party, according to MCRC Chairman A J LaFaro. They are:

ü  Vera Anderson - National Tea Party Patriots state coordinator

ü  Jose Borrajero - Arizona Latino Republican Association communication director

ü  Clyde Bowen - Arizona American African Republican Committee president

ü  Lilia Dashevsky - Arizona TeenAge Republicans chairman

ü  Scott O’Connor - LD28 Republican Committee chairman

ü  Laddie Shane - Young Republican activist

ü  Lori Urban - Paradise Valley Republican Women’s Club president

ü  Barry Wong - AZGOP American Asian Outreach chairman

Each panelist will have three minutes for opening comments, followed by 30 minutes of panel discussion, winding up with 26 minutes for questions from the floor.

The AZGOP videographers Mark Naufel or Anthy Janssen will record the discussion for posting.

            Open to registered Republicans. Identification required for admittance.  Contact: Chairman A J LaFaro aj_ml@hotmail.com

 

·       Ariz. CPS Discovers Uninvestigated 6,000 Child-Abuse Allegations DES director says allegations were made to abuse hotline and came as CPS caseloads were on the rise.

 

·       Statement from Gov Jan Brewer: “As governor and as a mother, safeguarding Arizona’s children has been a top priority of mine. That’s why it is not only heartbreaking, but unconscionable to find out that thousands of cases within CPS have gone uninvestigated, potentially involving vulnerable, abused and neglected Arizona children. This is absolutely unacceptable.The most urgent priority is to ensure that each one of the children involved in these cases is safe.  Every case must be investigated - no exceptions, no excuses. It is not only the right thing, but it is the law. I do not want to see the lights off at CPS until this is done. I’ve instructed DES Director Carter to immediately investigate each and every case, and to request that the Department of Public Safety conduct an independent, thorough administrative review of these cases and the process that led to this situation.  DPS is charged with determining precisely how and why this inexcusable failure occurred. There must be accountability in this matter and I will insist on further reforms to make sure that it cannot happen again.”

 

·       A Team Of  LD11 Candidates have announced candidacy for the 2014 election. The team consists of Rep Steve Smith, activist Vince Leach, and former fire/police officer Mark Finchem.  Smith, a former State Senator, is a candidate for the State Senate that Al Melvin is expected to vacate in order to run for Governor. Leach and Finchem are candidates for the two State House seats.

In 2010, Smith beat longtime incumbent State Senator Rebecca Rios.  In 2012, after the Democrats gerrymandered the districts to force him and fellow State Senator Al Melvin into the same district, Smith switched to the State House in order to preserve party unity and to ensure that conservatives would occupy all three legislative seats. 

Leach is a SaddleBrooke resident who has been involved in GOP and Tea Party groups for years.  Leach has also been active at the State Capitol advocating for conservative bills. 

Finchem spent 21 years in public safety, first as a firefighter paramedic, later as a police officer.  He eventually joined the private sector where he climbed the ranks into management of a large software company.  Later, Mark made a career move into the real estate market.   Finchem lives in Oro Valley where he and his wife are involved with a number of Christian faith organizations including Young Life and Family Life Radio. Contact: Constantin Querard at (480) 703-8145.

 

·       The House Oversight And Government Reform Committee, Of Which Congressman Paul A. Gosar, (AZ-04) is a member, is holding a hearing in Arizona entitled "ObamaCare Implementation, The Broken Promise: If You Like Your Current Plan You Can Keep It" at 10 am, Dec 6 in the Apache Junction City Council Chambers, 300 E. Superstition Blvd, Apache Junction. The hearing will focus on taking testimony from witnesses whose healthcare plans were cancelled as a result of Obamacare  Healthcare.gov continues to malfunction, millions of Americans are losing the insurance coverage they were promised they could keep and premiums for families are skyrocketing. Gosar wants to hear your stories. Click HERE to share your Obamacare story. On June 15, 2009, President Obama claimed “If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what.” This is a broken promise because more than four million Americans have received cancellation notices for their insurance policies since the launch of Obamacare. Moreover, the Wall Street Journal reported that as many as 10 million consumers could have their plans terminated by their insurers effective January 1.

 

·       The Next Yavapai County Republican meeting is scheduled Jan 11, 2014 with AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham. Details tba. Call 928-776-4500.

 

·       Today’s Arizona Republican Lawyers Association (AzRLA) luncheon with State Treasurer was cancelled today due to complications in Ducey’s schedule.  Congressman Paul Gosar is slated to speak to the group in December, Gov Jan Brewer will appear in January, and Cindy azrepublicanlawyers@gmail.com

 

·       Bonnie Katz Is A Candidate for the Arizona Corporation Commission. Contact: : friendsofbonniekatz@gmail.com    www.friendsofbonniekatz.com

 

·       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.

 

·       The Republican Women of Prescott are raffling Bill Nebeker’s ‘Proud & Free’ bronze sculpture to be awarded at the Spring RWOP Fashion Show. The sculpture can currently be viewed at YCRC headquarters. Tickets: $20 or 3 for $50. Available at YCRC HQ. Details tba. Call 928-776-4500.

 

·       The Oral Argument Of Arizona Gun Laws expert Alan Korwin’s v City of Phoenix ( "Guns Save Lives") censorship case is scheduled at 9:30 am, Dec 3 in the Arizona Court of Appeals, Courtroom Two, 1501 W. Washington, Phx. Korwin requests…” supports dress nicely and  behave approximately. This is history in the making.”

·       Al Sharpton’s “50 Years Of Guns In America” Crew spent part of the day at Cowtown near Lake Pleasant with owner Richard Shaw and local National Rifle Association spokesmen filming an Arizona segment that is expected to air at 7 pm, Nov 22 on MSNBC.

 

·       Arizona State University is hosting a “Town Hall” about ASU’s evolution, accomplishments and presence in the community between 6-7 pm, Dec 2 at the Desert Breeze Police Substation Community Center in Chandler.  Hosts will be ASU President Dr. Michael Crow and Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny.  For information: asualumni.org/s/1469/alumni/index

 

·       Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will be roasted during the Feb 21 & 22 Western Conservative Conference at the Phoenix Convention Center. Conference speakers include  activist Ted Nugent, actor Steven Seagal, Congressman Matt Salmon, former Ariz Sen Russell Pearce. Early bird tickets until Dec 31 at www.westernconservative.org

 

·       The Yavapai County Republicans earned $572.50 for voter registration sign ups, cell phone numbers and permanent early voter sign ups in the AZGOP Triple Crown Contest between July 1 and Sept 20.

 

·       The Apache County Republican Committee Resolution To Limit Republican Support to Non-Compliant Candidates is posted in the 11-18-13 Maricopa County Republican Briefs. See http://briefs.maricopagop.org/  Archives are posted on the left side of the page.

 

·       The Pinal County Republican Committee Motion to censure Rep. Frank Pratt, TJ Shope and Douglas Coleman is posted in the 11-19-13 Briefs. See http://briefs.maricopagop.org/

 

·       The Gila County Republican Committee also passed a motion or resolution this past week end.

 

·       The Yavapai County Republicans Lincoln Reagan Day Dinner is scheduled Feb. 15, 2014. Details tba. Call 928-776-4500.

 

·       Senator John McCain (R-AZ) Today On The Senate Floor regarding the move by Majority Leader Harry Reid and Democratic senators to change the rules of the U.S. Senate, exercising the so-called “nuclear option”:  McCain’s floor remarks

o   Then-Sen. Obama, April 1, 2005:

o   Sen. Reid, 2008 C-SPAN interview:

o   Sen. Reid, from his 2008 book, “The Good Fight”:

o   Sen. Reid, May 2005: "If there were ever an example of an abuse of power, this is it … The filibuster is the last check we have against the abuse of power in Washington.”

o   Sen. Reid, April 2005: “The threat to change Senate rules is a raw abuse of power and will destroy the very checks and balances our founding fathers put in place to prevent absolute power by any one branch of government …”

  

·       The Yavapai County Republican Committee is participating in this year's J.S. Acker Night Showcase from 5:30-8:30 pm, Dec 13 at YCRC Headquarters, 112 B E. Union St., in downtown Prescott. YCRC is sponsoring “The Rusty Pistols Cowboy Band and homemade cookies. Donations to the tip bucket will be appreciated. To contribute cookies or volunteer to help call  (928) 776-4500. The Acker Musical Showcase is free event and benefits J.S. Acker Performing Arts Scholarship Fund.

 

·       Congressman Paul Gosar Will Conduct A Town Hall at 6:30 pm, Nov 26 in the new Maricopa City Hall, 39700 W Civic Center Plaza, Maricopa.  Contact: Penny Pew  Penny.Pew@mail.house.gov

 

·       LD17 Will Meet At 7 Pm, Nov 26 at the Tri-City Baptist Christian Academy, 2211 W. Germann Road, Chandler.  Contact: Chr Tyler Bowyer  stormbowyer@gmail.com

 

·       Republicans Wishing To Participate In The Dec 17 Videoing Of The ‘Focus Group – the pulse of Arizona’ discussion on ‘state sovereignty’ should contact Nina at nmarlowCBL@gmail.com or 480-707-9043.

 

·       Sen John McCain’s Staff Will Hold An Informational Forum for veterans on expedited claims processing between noon and 2 pm, Nov 22 in the Messinger Community Room, 901 S Westerly Road, Payson. This forum is aimed at explaining the FDC process for new claims only – VA representatives and VSOs will not be able to answer questions regarding existing claims.

 

·       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:

1. October General Fund revenues increased by 7.6% compared to the prior year and were $24.9 million above the enacted budget forecast.

2. Year-to-date, FY 2014 revenues are 4.6% above FY 2013 and are $7.3 million above the enacted budget forecast. While year-to-date collections are near forecast, performance in each of the state’s tax categories has shown significant variation. Sales Tax collections have shown healthy growth so far this year, while Corporate Income Tax collections continue to be significantly below forecast.

3. Retail and contracting together account for about 60% of all sales tax revenues. October retail, which reflects September sales, increased by 5.7%.

4. Contracting collections have generally been much more volatile than retail. However, the October increase of 19.5% represents the sixth consecutive month of double-digit increases compared to the prior year.

5. Restaurant & bar sales tax returns grew 4.0% in October, but have increased only 2.3% for the year.

6. Individual Income Tax net revenues were $300.7 million in October, which was 9.0% greater than the prior year. Collections were $7.5 million above the forecast for the month. Year-to-date, revenue has grown 7.2% over the prior year, and is $21.5 million above the budget forecast.

7. Corporate Income Tax net collections were $32.3 million in October, which is $4.9 million more than October of the prior year. Collections were $2.5 million above the budget forecast. Year-to-date, collections are down (18.5)% compared to the prior year, and are $(41.0) million below the budget forecast.

8. The Lottery Commission reports that October ticket sales were $52.8 million, which is $5.5 million, or 11.6%, greater than sales in the prior year. Year-to-date ticket sales are $224.5 million, which is 12.9% above last year’s sales.  --   Sen John McComish,  Reps Bob Robson & Jeff Dial

 

·       The U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Has scheduled a series of public hearings on two proposed rules—one to list the Mexican wolf as an endangered subspecies and delist the gray wolf elsewhere, and the other to revise the Nonessential Experimental Population of the Mexican Wolf.  Comment period deadlines also are extended until Dec 17, 2013 to allow these hearings to take place within the public comment periods on the proposed rules.

Hearings schedule:

o   Nov 22– Sacramento, CA

o   Dec 3 – Pinetop, AZ:

ü   3:30 – 5 pm, public information mtg.

ü   6-8:30 pm, public hearing. Hon-Dah Conference Center, 777 Highway 260.

    A formal notice of these hearings - Federal Register on October 28. Information:    www.fws.gov/home/wolfrecovery

 

·       PCs: Mark Your Calendar:

ü  Jan 11, 2014 - Maricopa County Republican Mandatory Mtg. at Church of the Nations, 6225 N Central Ave, Phoenix.

ü  Jan 25, 2014 -  AZGOP 2014 Mandatory Meeting at Grace Community Church, 1200 E Southern Ave  Tempe.

ü  March 8, 2014 – Maricopa County Republican Committee Lincoln Luncheon, El-Zaribah Shrine Tempe, 552 N. 40th St., Phx.

 

·      GOP Calendar

 

·       Nov 23 – SUN CITY GRAND REPUBLICAN INTEREST GROUP. (4th Sat) 9 am, 19781 N. Remington Dr. Chaparral Center - Hopi Room. Contacts Dick Mayfield at richard.mayfield@cox.net or 623 217-2110; or Ginny Nyre at gnyre@cox.net or 623-544-7187.

·       Nov 23 – SUN LAKES REPUBLICAN CLUB DINNER/DANCE featuring Congressman Matt Salmon. 6 pm, Cottonwood Country Club, 25630

·        Arizona-Residents-Fed-Up-With-Politicians

·        Flags Ordered Lowered On JFK Anniversary

·        America's Dark Memory: The Kennedy Assassination, 50 Years Later

·        Student-Loan Debts Soaring For Ariz. Grads

·        Christie-Elected-Chair-Of-Republican-Governors

·         The Scheme To Rob The American Pension Funds . . . Law Firm Says

·        After Months On The Fence, Barber Makes 2014 Campaign Official

·        The Parable Of The Prayerful Protesters

·        Horne Sues Group Running Ads Against Him

·        Rain, Snow Bearing Down On Arizona; Storm Preps In Full Swing

·        Idiotic Knockout Game Reveals Who The Real Suckers Are

·        Green Party Loses Arizona Party Recognition

·        George W. Bush And Laura Bush On Leno: History Will Judge My Decisions In Office

·        Dangerous-Game---Point-Em-Out-Knock-Em-Out

·        Arizona Law Requires Schools To Teach Financial Literacy

·        Arizona State Hospital Says Issues Now Fixed

·        Senator Griffin Earns Certificate In Energy Policy Planning

·        6,000 Reasons To Rebuild CPS  Laurie Roberts

·        Student-Loan Debts Soaring For Ariz. Grads

·        Raises Ok’d For Phoenix Pension Execs

·        President Kennedy, John-John And Me   E J Montini

·        Judge Denies Request To Bar Media From Ariz. Temple Murders Trial

·        Survey: Ariz. Firms To Drop Health Coverage

·        Arizona’s Unemployment Rate Dips Slightly In Oct.

·        City Council Sending Mixed Messages On Casino

·        Desert Mission Food Bank Gives Away Thousand Of Turkeys To Families In Need

·        Glendale PD Hiring For 30 Officer Positions

·        Feds May Pull Funding For Arizona State Hospital

·        Congress-Honors-American-Indian-Code-Talkers

 

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA  Updated Daily

·        Arizona-Rep. Kavanagh, The Rev. Maupin, And Of Community Leaders Have Partnered With ASU To Host A Forum On “Stand Your Ground” Laws

·        The Leader's Daily Schedule - 11/21/13

SEEINGREDAZ

·        Oprah Winfrey: Old White People “Just Have To Die”

·        AZ AG Tom Horne Requests SCOTUS Abortion Review

·        Illegals Voting In AZ? Never Happens. Move Along

SONORAN ALLIANCE

·        AZGOP: Democrat Ron Barber Confirms His Indecision

·        Ron Barber Campaign – Worst Rollout Ever!

·        NM Gov Susana Martinez Helps Raise Over $50,000 For Arizona Republican Party

·        Arizona Republican Party Commemorates 150th Anniversary Of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

·        Nancy Pelosi Says… Kyrsten Sinema Is ‘Standing Tall’ With Obamacare

GILBERT WATCH   or  GILAWATCH See daily updates

MICHELLE MALKIN

·        Arne-Duncans-War-On-Women-And-Children 

FLOYD REPORTS     Daily updates

·        Obama’s Outrageous Debt Ceiling Plan

 

GOP/REPUBLICAN NAT’L COMMITTEE www.gop.com

·        House Republicans Raise $2 Million Less Than Democrats In October

 

ILLEGALS, IMMIGRATION, BORDERS

·        Immigration Bill To Allow More Terror Refugees?

·       US May Have Let 'Dozens' Of Terrorists Into Country As Refugees

·        Remember1986.Com Updated Daily

·        M3 Report   Updated Daily    Caution: Graphic Photos  

·        AZ Border Defenders     Updated Daily

·        Azborderdefenders  - Hidden Cameras 

·        Need2no.Us   Law Enforcement: Illegal Human And Drug Traffic

 

BENGHAZI

·        Benghazi Staffers Told: ‘You Are On Your Own’

·        Benghazi-Attackers-Reportedly-Knew-Location-Ambassador-Safe-Room

·        Shocking Testimony - Benghazi Is Hillary Clinton's Fault

·        Pleading-Distress-Calls-Made-Us-Consulate-Night-Benghazi-Attack

  

IMPEACHMENT/RESIGNATION

·        Holder & Obama: A 1-2 Impeachment Punch

·        Billboard In Atlanta Calls For President Obama's Impeachment

·        Crowd-Declares-2nd-Revolution-Outside-White-House  Calls For Obama's Resignation: 'We The People Have Had Enough!'

·        General-Lets-Make-Obama-Resign    

HILLARY

·        Liar-Liar-Excuse-Mrs-Clinton-Pantsuit-Fire

  

ELECTIONS/CAMPAIGNS

·        Candidate-Divulges-Secret-For-Avoiding-DC-Corruption    Former Obama Agent Builds His GOP Campaign On View Of Human Nature

FRAUD/VOTER ID

 

TERRORISTS

·        Immigration Bill To Allow More Terror Refugees?

·        NSA-Surveillance-Leads-To-San-Diego-Conviction-Of-Alshabaab-Supporters

·        US May Have Let 'Dozens' Of Terrorists Into Country As Refugees

·        Obama Allows 36 Muslim Terrorist Training Camps In USA

·        Terrorist-Bombmakers-Caught-Living-On-US-Public-Assistance-As-War-Refugees

·        FBI-Video-Shows-Al-Qaeda-In-Kentucky-Handling-Heavy-Weapons

 

WAR ON WOMEN

·        Traumatized 16-Year-Old British Girl Was Brutally Raped By 90 Different Muslim Men In One Weekend

 

CULTURAL WARS/RELIGIOUS ISSUES

·        Catholic League President: The Left Has ‘Grossly Misinterpreted' Some Of Pope Francis' Statements

 

RACIAL

·        Lloyd Marcus  Because Obama Is Black, He Enjoys Unprecedented Imperialistic Power And Respect. Obama Ignores The Constitution, Changes And Refuses To Enforce Laws At Will.

·        Oprah-Winfrey-Old-White-People-Just-Have-To-Die

·        Fox Launches Full-Frontal Assault On Black Mobs

·        Sowell: A Very Dangerous Game

 

FEDERAL

·        The U.S. Federal Communications Commission Will Consider A Proposal In December That Would Allow Airline Passengers To Make Cell Phone Calls While Flying Above 10,000 Feet On Specially Equipped Planes.

 

COURTS

·        While Obama Remakes The Courts, Harry Reid Wants To Remake The Senate

  

CONGRESSIONAL

·        Rand Paul:  We Want Our Freedoms Back

·        Sebelius Asked To Explain $2B In Obamacare Loans

·        While Obama Remakes The Courts, Harry Reid Wants To Remake The Senate

·        Harry-Reid-Schedules-Vote-To-Nuke-Filibusters

·        Senate-Poised-To-Limit-Filibusters-In-Party-Line-Vote-That-Would-Alter-Centuries-Of-Precedent

·        Rand-Paul-Goes-Nuclear-On-Big-Bully-Reid   'He's Breaking The Rules To Get His Way'

·        Socialist Lawmaker Urges Workers To 'Take Over' Boeing

·        Perks Ease Way In Health Plans For Lawmakers

·         Security Expert Who Testified Before Congress: Why Healthcare.Gov Isn't Secure

·        Most-Americans-Want-Obamacare-Changed-So-People-Can-Keep-Current-Plans

·        Barton: Ocare Website Hidden Source Code Says Users "Have No Reasonable Expectation For  Privacy."

 

OBAMACARE Aka ACA/HEALTH

·        Obamacare Marketers: 'Perceptions More Important Than Facts'

·        Use Healthcare.Gov, Get Hacked

·        The-Next-Obamacare-Challenge-Will-Be-Keeping-Your-Doctor

·        NC Small Business Owner: Obamacare Is Driving Me To Drink

·        Obamacare-Bailout-Sought-As-Effort-Planned-To-Bypass-Site

·        Obamacare Website Crashes During Secretary Sebelius Event

·        How Obamacare Will Try To Control What You Eat

·        Roughly 30-40% Of The Obamacare Exchange System Still Needs To Be Built - Including The Payment System

·        Most-Americans-Want-Obamacare-Changed-So-People-Can-Keep-Current-Plans

·        CBS-Poll: 93-Percent-Want-Obamacare-Changed-Repealed

·        Enroll-America-Director-Conspires-To-Release-Private-Health-Care-Data

·        Email-Shows-White-House-Had-Fear-Healthcare-Gov-Wouldnt-Work-Before-Launch

  

EDUCATION/INDOCTRINATION

·        Schools Keep Textbook That 'Whitewashes' Islam

·        The Four-Minute Video That Could Become One Of The Best Cases For Homeschooling

 

COMMON CORE

Aka AZ's College And Career Ready Standards

·        Common Core Lacks Content

AGENDA 21

 

DEPT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

·        DHS-Employee-Calling-For-Mass-Killing-Of-White-People-Still-On-DHS-Payroll

 

WHITE HOUSE/OBAMA

·        Obama's Edicts Are Dictatorial, Not Presidential

·        John Kerry: A World Class Doofus

·        Media-Protests-White-House-Photo-Ban

·        White-House-Press-Corps-Revolts-Lack-Obama-Access

·        Over 40 Groups Converge On Wh To ‘Reclaim America’; Msm Ignores

·       Megyn Kelly: Rep. Ron Desantis: President Obama Can't Rewrite Laws

 

INTERNATIONAL

·        Reporter To Psaki: How Can Kerry ‘Respect' Netanyahu's Concerns But Dismiss Them As ‘Unwarranted'?

·        Epic-Fail-UN-Climate-Talks-Fall-Apart-As-132-Countries-Storm-Out

 

 

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