Wednesday, June 11, 2014

6-10-14 MCRC Briefs

MCRC Briefs

Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor

Web Master   John Strasser


June 10, 2014


·       CANCELLED: According To Vera Anderson, The  ‘Stand Up For Arizona Rally’ prior announcement for 2 pm, Thurs, June 12 was not a rally, but actually an attempt to meet with legislators regarding the protest the problems created by bus loads of illegals dumped in Arizona by the federal government -- without provisions or shelter over the past couple of weeks. Anderson said, “"As much as we tried to put this together with a meeting with our representatives at the capitol for Thurs.  We find that too many are out on the campaign trail or not available at this particle date and time.  So we need to regroup and try to make this happen at a later time.  This is such an important issue that is facing our state and nation. I don't think we have ever been faced with something like this ever before". Contact: 602-821-4675


·       LD13 Sen Don Shooter Files Suit Against Candidate Toby Farmer over signatures.   See press release alleges forged signatures  

·       Maricopa County Supervisor Clint Hickman will speak at the Pendergast Hope Center at 6 pm, Thur., June 12 with a ten minute question and answer segment immediately following his speech. The meeting is in Rm A14 of the Pedergast Hope Center, 10550 W Marioposa St., Phx. Serving Deviled egg appetizers and ice cold water to be served.  Contact: Sharman Hickman   623.734.2998    623.734.7048 8am-5pm


·       LD19 Will Be Walking Devonshire Precinct in Avondale from 9 am to noon,  Sat,  June 21. Vollunteers wll be carrying literature for all GOP candidates.  If you have literatures to be carried contact Jorge Ortiz, or Cherie Scott,


·       The LD23 House Candidate Forum has been moved to the Fountain Hills Unified School District Learning Center, 16000 E Palisades Blvd., Fountain Hills at 7 pm, Thur., June 12.  6:30 pm social. Candidates:  Michelle Ugenti, Effie Carlson, Jay Lawrence and Scottsdale City Councilman candidate Bob Littlefield.


·       Former Arizona Congressman And Radio Talk Show Host J.D. Hayworth can be heard from 9 am until noon on  americas-forum.


·       Crossroads with Van / Illegal Dumping Thanks to Our Elected Federal Officials  can be heard at 2 pm, Thurs., June12 at   The blame for the dumping of the illegal children can be laid at the feet of those who've been in federal office for the first 8 yrs. of this century.  Calls in 347-857-4804  or 877-572-4283.


·       LD12 Chairman Micki Niland has announced the June 12 and July 10 meetings will be held at Gilbert Community Education Center, 6839 E Guadalupe Road (Power and Guadalupe), Mesa, AZ  85212. Contact Niland at web:


·       Phoenix Councilman Sal Diciccio: National Advocacy & Training Network (NATN) and Mountainside Martial Arts Center will host a free self-defense clinic for women, from 9 – 10:30 am. Sat, June 14, at Mountainside Martial Arts Center, 3173 E. Chandler Boulevard. Click self defense


·       The Graham County Republicans Candidates’ Forum is scheduled at 6:30 pm, June 13 at the Safford Victory Fellowship Theatre, 555 Entertainment Ave.


·       The Arizona Department Of Transportation continues to gather comments on the 2015-2019 Tentative Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program while reaching out to the public and communities statewide for their input on the direction of the program over the next five years.  Mtg: June 13 – 9 am, Board meeting, City of Willcox Council Chambers, 300 W. Rex Allen Drive, Willcox, AZ 85643.


·       The AZGOP Is Hiring 60 Part-Time Paid Employees to put a state-wide game plan in motion, according to Chairman Robert Graham. The Republican Action Team (RAT Pack) members will be paid $10 per hour to help organize action with LD chairmen and other organizations. If interested in becoming one of the RAT Pack click here or contact RAT Pack Director Kathy Hedges  602-957-7770


·       CD9 Candidate Andrew Walter campaigners will be going door to door  from 9-11 am, Sat., Jun 14.  Gather at Western Sar Park, 4425 E WesternStar Blvd, Phx.  please RSVP.


·       Tobin/Biggs letters to Flake/McCain: As leadership of the Arizona State Legislature, water management and settlement issues are of great importance to us.  We understand that the two of you are sponsoring and supporting the Bill Williams River Water Rights Settlement Act of 2014 (BWWRS). It is our understanding that under this phase of the settlement (Phase one), certain parties within the State of Arizona, the Hualapai Tribe and the United States are settling specific water rights claims within the Bill Williams River watershed.  This phase of the settlement also facilitates a subsequent settlement of the Tribe’s remaining water rights in Arizona. In addition, the act provides a positive benefit to the Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program, approved by the Secretary of the Interior in 2005 and authorized by Congress under Public Law No 111-11, Title IX, Subtitle E (123 Stat.991, b1327) by providing land that can be utilized for creation and improvement of habitat for native species within Arizona. We want to express our support the BWWWRS act and corresponding agreements.  Thank you for bringing this legislation forward.  – AZ Senate President Andy Biggs and House Speaker Andy Tobin.


·       Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Steve Chucri, Senator Steve Pierce and Supt of Public Instruction John Huppenthal recently received  Sentinel Award from the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce .


·       The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) today announced their endorsement of the Veterans Access to Care through Choice, Accountability and Transparency Act, the bipartisan bill sponsored by U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Bernie Sanders (D-VT). Below are excerpts from the VSOs’ statements of support for the legislation:  Full text of the endorsements:  Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)       Concerned Veterans for America (CVA)


·       Wonder How Your Arizona Legislators have honored their oath of office since they were elected in 2012? AzCDL has posted the voting records of all legislators on key pro-rights firearms bills for the 2013 and 2014 Legislative sessions on our website’s Voting Records page. State Representatives and Senator here.


·       Republican Candidate Announcements, fundraiser, neighborhood walks and other events can be sent to for posting in the Briefs.  In fairness to all GOP primary candidates, Briefs does not post endorsements, nor does it endorse any GOP candidates prior to the primary. See Briefs at Http://Archives.Mcrcbriefs.Org/


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·       Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ), original co-sponsor of the Veterans Access to Care Act of 2014, applauds the passing of H.R. 4810, which directs the Secretary of the VA to enter into contracts with non-Department facilities to provide care for eligible covered veterans who have waited longer than the wait-time goals of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). "Our heroes deserve health care they can depend on," said Schweikert. "The mismanagement we've seen from recent reports and investigations into the Veterans Affairs (VA) detail delayed claims, poor processing procedures, and extended wait times. This bill will hold the VA accountable moving forward, with quarterly reports to Congress on hospital care and medical services, and directs the Secretary of the VA to contract with non-Department healthcare facilities, providing the private quality care that our veterans deserve.  I truly believe it will put our veterans’ health and wellbeing on the front line."

·       CD9 Candidate Andrew Walter: On this day in 2009 it was announced in the Arizona Capitol Times that Kyrsten Sinema would be the only Arizonan selected to serve on President Obama's Healthcare Task Force. She boldly stated "Our health care system is broken and families and businesses are being crushed by high health care costs. The American people, including right here in Arizona, deserve better. "What's happened since? More Americans are uninsured today than before her appointment to the task force, families are being crushed by skyrocketing premiums, and the future of America's health care system looks grim. In the face of all this evidence that the "Un-Affordable Care Act" hurts Arizona families, Sinema said the law is "fundamentally good" on Sunday Square-Off. There's one thing self-described "Socialist Sinema" said that I do agree with, "We deserve better."  Arizonans deserve real leadership, not a career politician that got her start as a Green Party All-Star. If you agree that we deserve better, join me by Andrew Walter today!  Together we can put an end to political game playing and send a fresh perspective to Washington.


·       Gubernatorial Candidate Frank Riggs: The only candidate for Governor who has both military and law enforcement experience, says he'll make public safety and securing the border his top priority.  "Our state and national border with Mexico is not secure. Securing the border is a matter of national security, the most important responsibility of the federal government and state government, and a matter of public safety." After serving as a military policeman and military police investigator, he became a police officer and deputy sheriff  -  performing patrol, investigations and crime prevention.  As a U.S. Congressman, Riggs helped secure funding to build the double fence along the California border with Mexico, which was extended into Arizona along the Yuma Sector.  Riggs wants to continue the fence along the Tucson Sector and deploy the manpower and technology necessary to secure that Sector.  "As a former police officer, I strongly support the provisions of SB 1070 that would allow a local law enforcement officer to detain and arrest an individual when they have probable cause to believe that person is an illegal alien violating our country's immigration laws," Riggs said. Riggs is proposing to reorient the Arizona National Guard's mission to include law enforcement and border security, and deploy those units to supplement the Border Patrol and border county sheriff's departments, in stopping the drug and alien smugglers and stemming the tide of border violence.  "I'm prepared to serve as commander-in-chief of the Arizona National Guard, and will personally lead, from the front, the enforcement and security of our border," Riggs concluded.

·       CD2 Candidate Martha McSally:  Regarding a new Department of Veterans Affairs audit showed thousands of veterans across the country face significant wait times to receive care, including 57,000 veterans who have waited longer than three months to see a doctor. "The results of this report are deeply troubling and should be further proof that the President needs to act immediately to get our veterans the care they need now, in the days and weeks ahead. Too many veterans have suffered needlessly because of negligence by the people entrusted to care for them. In addition to starting a long-term assessment into fixing our VA health system, the President must hold the people responsible for hiding these wait times accountable by directing the FBI to begin criminal investigations." Yesterday, the Department of Veterans Affairs released a wide-sweeping audit of over 700 VA health facilities nationwide. The audit revealed that over 100,000 veterans have faced significant delays to receive care, including 57,000 veterans who have waited over 90 days to see a doctor. The audit also stated that over one in ten VA schedulers have been ordered to falsify and conceal long wait times. In April, whistle-blowers at the Phoenix VA health facility revealed that as many as 40 veterans died while waiting to receive care. 


·       Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio: A new report from the City of Phoenix and independent actuaries shows that taxpayers are on the hook for up to $183 million in retirement benefits for the top 50 City of Phoenix. While the average citizen struggles to save for retirement, 50 “public servants” will make millions in retirement. These employees are walking away with over a hundred thousand in cash, huge annual pensions, and tens of thousands from city contributions to secondary retirement accounts. Ex: A City of Phoenix librarian retired at age 58; received a pension of over $102,000 a year, a onetime payout of over $286,000 cash (vacation and sick time, deferred compensation, and interest acrued from city payments to a secondary retirement account). People funding that librarian’s retirement receive an average social security benefit of $15,528 a year – at age 62.

Findings at a glance:

·       The overall cost of the 50 employees is $183 million including  spousal benefit, presumes the average life expectancy, cash out payments and interest acrued on city payments to secondary retirement accounts.

·       The average cash out at retirement is over $193,000

·       The average age at retirement is 56 which is well below the national average

“This turns the notion of civil servant on its head – making the taxpayer the real servant,” DiCiccio said. “It is time for the Mayor and Council to get serious about pension reform. For years, the system has been gamed by insiders profiting from the goodwill of the public.” Citing conflict of interest, he said “City staff negotiate their own labor agreements, hire the attorneys that defend the agreements, prepare the reports defending those agreements, and consult with the Mayor and Council on those agreements. This would never be permitted in the private sector.”  Full report:


·        Ignored-CPS-Cases: More-Than-500-Kids-Removed-Their-Homes

·        Franks: President Either Conniving Or Inept In Handling Children Immigrating Illegally En Masse

·        Salmon Statement On Passage Of H.R. 4810, The Veteran Access To Care Act

·        Schweikert Applauds Gain Act Inclusion Of Valley Fever

·        Schweikert Applauds Passing Of Veteran Access To Care Act

·        Gosar Votes For Veteran's Health Care Reform

·        Gosar Passes Amendment Stopping "Obama's Assault On The Suburbs"

·        Gosar Reacts To Newest Report Of Widespread Corruption In The VA

·        McCain, Graham And Ayotte On Mosul, Iraq Falling To Al-Qaeda Affiliated Militants

·        McCain Leads Bipartisan Group Calling For DOJ VA Inquiry

·        Statement By McCain On Va Access Audit

·        Flake, McCain Statement On Transfer Of Illegal Migrants To Arizona

·        Flake Joins Bipartisan Coalition Calling For DOJ Criminal Investigation At VA Medical Facilities

·        Sen-Don-Shooter-Questions-Opponents-Signatures

·        Most-Of-Obamas-Challenge-To-Arizona-Law-Dismissed

·        Military-Bases-Obamas-New-Illegal-Alien-Dumping-Grounds

·        GOP Rep Demands Fbi Criminal Investigation For Obama [Video]

·        Undocumented Workers Can Anonymously Report Unsafe Working Conditions

·        Conditions Improving For Kids Being Dropped Off In Nogales

·        Barack Obama’s Revenge On Jan Brewer: Dumping Illegals In AZ

·        Arizona-Politicians-Demand-Action-Influx-Immigrants

·        Report: Sex Crimes Were Up At US Colleges

·        VA-Bonuses-In Phoenix-Over

·        Phoenix-Voters-Pension-Reform-Questions

·        Maricopa-Restaurant-Inspection-Rules-Friendlier

·        Phoenix-Police-Union-Seeks-Initiative

·        Navajo-Code-Talker-Sidney Bedoni Dies    Last Of The Code Talkers

·        Cesar-Chavez-Lawsuit-Kick-Off-Ballot

·        ADOT-Launches-Safe-Phone-Zones-At-14-Highway-Rest-Area-Locations

·        How-To-Stay-Safe-On-The-Road-During-Monsoon: Pull-Aside, Stay-Alive

·        Vets-Flood-American-Legion-Seeking-Help-With-Care

·        Huge Statewide Food Drive Underway

·        Nogales Official Says Immigrant Kids In Good Care

·        Judge-Rules-Against-Sierra-Vista-Development

·        Monsoon Season And Flash Flooding Dangers For Cars

·        1 VA Hospital In Arizona Flagged For More Probes

·        Phoenix Weather: More Warm Weather Ahead  

·        American Legion 'Crisis Response Center' For Vets In Phoenix Opens

·        Fire Danger Prompts Campfire Ban At Grand Canyon

·        Obama Pitches Wildfire Plan To Governors

·        Arizona National Guard Gets First Female General

·        US Supreme Court Rejects Appeal By Arizona Inmate

·        Valley Reverend Tours Detention Center Housing Hundreds Of Immigrant Children

·        Health Dept. May Expand Medical Marijuana Discounts To Seniors, Vets




·        Tobin Switches Jockeys Late In The Race

·        Illegal Immigration Thought For The Day

·        Illegals With Contagious Diseases Put Americans At Risk


·        Lawsuit-Filed-Alleging-Forgery-By-Candidate-Toby-Farmer

·        NFIB-Arizona-Weighs-In-On-Latest-Economic-Report

·        Doug Ducey, Bill Montgomery Conduct Tele-Townhall On Federal Immigrant Dumping In Arizona

·        Arizona Navajo County Republicans Oppose Andy Tobin

·        Dr. Ralph Heap On The Future Of Healthcare

·        9th Circuit Court Puts Hold On Arizona Law: Disregards District Court


·        Krauthammer-On Bergdahl-Swap: Tell-Truth, It's-Easier-To Memorize


·        Speaking Of Games

·        Let's The Games Begin! (The Coverage...Not So Much)

·        Step Out Of Line The Men Come And Take You Away...

·        Friendly Fire

·        Jackpot!

·        Flattened


·        Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl: Obama's Waterloo


·        The Basic Premise Of The Obama Presidency Was A Fraud From The Start


·        Calls-For-The-Impeachment-Of-Barack-Obama




·        Arizona_Republican_Party_Bylaws


·        Mexican-Officials-Say-Jailed-Marine-Avoid-Long-Prison-Term-Blaming-PTSD

·        'Please Get Me Out Of Here': Marine Jailed In Mexico Goes 'On The Record'

·        Seven Hours At The Border: Marine Held In Mexico’s New Legal Team Hones Case


·        The Top-8-White-House-Bergdahl-Lies

·        Boehner-On-Bergdahl-Deal: 'Were-Going-To-Pay-For-This'

·        Soldier Deaths Increased 83% One Month After Bergdahl Disappeared

·        Parents Of Soldier Killed Searching For Bergdahl Ask Obama This One Simple Question

·        Bob-Bergdahl-Sent-Another-Jihad-Message    Pastors, Friends Insist He's Christian Trying To Save Son

·        Congress-Not-Among-Top-90-To-Learn-Of-Bergdahl-Trade   'How Many Qatar Officials Knew About The Deal?'

·        Former Soldiers Recount Trying Search For Missing POW Bowe Bergdahl »

·         'It Was A Bad Deal': Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell Weighs In On Bergdahl Swap

·        The-One-Detail-About-Bowe-Bergdahls-Behavior-After-His-Release-That-Hero-Navy-Seal-Says-Is-Pretty-Weird

·         Watters' World Goes To Sgt. Bergdahl's Hometown

·        O'reilly On -Bergdahl-Swap: President-Again-Finds-Himself-Truth-Controversy

·        HAGEL: “The President Made The Ultimate Decision” On Bergdahl Trade [VIDEO]

·        Of Course: White House Tells Congress Chuck Hagel Made The Final Call On The Bergdahl/Taliban Leaders Swap


·        Watch: Hillary Blames Benghazi Victim In Boneheaded ABC News Interview

·        Unreal: Hillary Blames Stevens For His Own Benghazi Murder [Video]


·        Judge Nap: Obama Directly Caused Surge Of Immigrant Children At Border

·         Arizona-Border-Patrol-Internal-Affairs-Chief-Removed

·        We Dont-Need-Stinkin’-Borders

·        Border Agent's Desperate Plea For Help, Says US 'Completely Overrun By Criminal Aliens'

·        The Endless Invasion Of America

·        Obama-Administration-Could-Face-Child-Abuse-Charges  “Violating State Law Is Something Federal Officials Can Still Be Held Accountable For..."

·        Compromising-Positions: Texas-GOP-Tea-Parties-Find-Fortunes-Reversed-Ft-Worth

·        Ingraham: Border Influx Is 'Attempt To Extort' Congress Into Approving Amnesty

·        Military-Bases-Obamas-New-Illegal-Alien-Dumping-Grounds

·        Remember 1986

·        AZ Border Defenders     Updated Daily

·        Azborderdefenders  - Hidden Cameras

·        Need2no.Us   Border News Watch


·        Coming-Crash-Ammunition-On Prices

·        Moms Demand Founder: Good Guy With Gun 'Has Never' Stopped Bad Guy With Gun


·        EPAs-Significant-Private-Property-Grab-US-History-Imminent


·        Even The ACLU Is Revolting At Holder's Latest Move To Silence Political Speech


·        Dems Insist Candidates Will Retain Control Of Senate; Republicans Not Buying ‘Spin’

·        Eric-Cantor-Loses-Primary-To-Unheralded-Underfunded-Tea-Party-Challenger


·        What Rachel Maddow Purposed Not To Tell You About Me

·        MSNBC Panel Mocks Hillary’s ‘Dead Broke’ Comments


·        'I've-Had Enough"  --Democrats-Quit-On Obama


·        Judge Orders NSA To Stop Destroying Evidence – For The Third Time


·        IRS-Caught-Red-Handed-Breaking-Law

·        Issa-Subpoenas-Holder-For-Docs


·        Voter ID Notches Another Huge Success In Mississippi


·        Navajo-Code-Talker-Sidney Bedoni Dies    Last Of The Code Talkers

·        Soldier Deaths Increased 83% One Month After Bergdahl Disappeared

·        Military-Bases-Obamas-New-Illegal-Alien-Dumping-Grounds

·        Former Soldiers Recount Trying Search For Missing Pow Bowe Bergdahl »

·        23 Gopers, 55 Dems Confirm HHS Secretary Who Will Force Christians To Act Against Faith

·        General Jack Keane: Pentagon ‘Outraged’ Over Obama’s Bergdahl Victory Lap

·        Hagel: “The President Made The Ultimate Decision” On Bergdahl Trade [Video]

·        Five U.S. Special Ops Troops Killed In NATO Airstrike On Wrong Position

·        Judge Nap: Why Was Lid Kept On VA Problems For So Long?


·        Hillary Clinton Sides With Palestinians Against Israel, Just Like Obama…

·        Diane Sawyer Interviews Hillary Clinton On Benghazi

·        Clinton's Up To Her Old Games    By Dick Morris

·        Hillary-Clinton: Obama And I Restored-Americas-Leadership-In The World  HUH???

·        Hillary-Hustles-To Halt-Fall-Out From 'Dead-Broke'-Controversy

·        Of Course: White House Tells Congress Chuck Hagel Made The Final Call On The Bergdahl/Taliban Leaders Swap


·        Explaining Sharia Law: "Honor" Murders


·        Explaining Sharia Law: "Honor" Murders

·        India-Gang-Rape-Victims Left Hanging From Tree


·        The-Most-Dangerous-Division-Of-Eric-Holders-DOJ-That-Youve-Never-Heard-Of

·        Even The ACLU Is Revolting At Holder's Latest Move To Silence Political Speech


·        Supreme-Court-Called-Secrecy-Fight


·         Boehner-On-Bergdahl-Deal: 'Were-Going-To-Pay-For-This'

·        Race-To-Replace-Boehner-Upended

·        Democrats-Taliban-Comparison-Will-Make-You Cringe    “I Was Told They Were Unprivileged Combatants..."

·        Breaking: Top Democrat Says “Even I’ve Had Enough” Of Obama

·        GOP Rep Demands FBI Criminal Investigation For Obama [Video]

·        Rep. Gosar: Impeach Holder For “Smuggling” Illegals Into The US

·        Dianne Feinstein: I Seem To Be Out Of The Loop Now

·        House Dem: White House’s ‘Leak’ Excuse For Not Notifying Congress On Bergdahl ‘Didn’t Sit Well’

·        23 GOPers, 55 Dems Confirm Hhs Secretary Who Will Force Christians To Act Against Faith


·        Study: Banning-Soda-From-Food-Stamp-Purchases-Could-Curb-Obesity-And-Diabetes-Rates


·        Taxpayers Face Big Medicare Tab For Unusual Doctor Billings


·        Coal Miners Fear Losing Their Jobs Over Obama’s EPA Clean Power Plan

·        Cattle Feedlot Nutrition ‘Boot Camp’ Takes Learning A Step Beyond


·        Obamas-Student-Loan-Plan-Shrewdly-Concocted-Executive-Order

·        Grade School Children Brainwashed To Celebrate Sexual Perversion In Oakland Public School

·        Teacher-Apologizes-For Obscene-Profanity-Laced-Awards-Ceremony  Parents Outraged Over This Incredibly Awkward And Obscene High School Ceremony  “I Sat There With My Mouth Open In Shock..."


·        Baloney, Counter-Baloney: John Kerry’s Insta Flip-Flop


·        Rush: Obama-Replenishing-Enemy

·        Of Course: White House Tells Congress Chuck Hagel Made The Final Call On The Bergdahl/Taliban Leaders Swap

·        Hagel: “The President Made The Ultimate Decision” On Bergdahl Trade [Video]

·        Obama May Free Cuban Spies And Terrorists  By Cliff Kincaid

·        Obama-Absolutely-Wants-To Go-Off Climate-Change-Deniers-In Congress

·        Obama-Administration-Could-Face-Child-Abuse-Charges   “Violating State Law Is Something Federal Officials Can Still Be Held Accountable For..."

·        Judge Nap: Obama Directly Caused Surge Of Immigrant Children At Border

·        Http://Foxnewsinsider.Com/2014/06/10/Judge-Nap-Obamas-Student-Loan-Plan-Shrewdly-Concocted-Executive-Order

·        Obama Puts Enemies Of America On Notice: Sure, I’d Trade More Terrorist Prisoners


·        Islamic-Militants-Take-Over-Key-Sections-Mosul-Iraq

·        Iraqi Troops Flee As Insurgents Seize Control Of Key City

·        Jihadists Have 170,000 Missiles Aimed At Israel

·        Boko Haram Captures Another Group Of Schoolgirls

·        Assault On Pakistan Airport Signals Taliban’s Reach And Resilience