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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

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Maricopa County Republican Briefs

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

Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor    repcomm@cox.net

Web Master   John Strasser

Jan 14, 2014

 

·       This Is Just A Sampling Of The Reports From Across The Nation on the Maricopa County Republican Committee  precinct committeemen’s censure of Sen John McCain during their Jan 11 meeting in Phoenix.  The ‘Censure Sen. John McCain Resolution’ passed by an overwhelming 1,150 to 351 vote of the assembled county precinct committeemen.  Maricopa County is the largest county in Arizona and represents 62% of Arizona’s 1,129,845 registered Republicans. McCain was censured by the Mohave County Republican Central Committee on Jan 4, the Apache County Republican Committee on Jan 9, and the Maricopa County Legislative District  (LD) 26 Precinct Committeemen rebuked McCain on Sept 9, 2013, LaFaro noted.  Goggle “McCain Censured” to view 10 pages of posts on this topic:

·       Westernfreepress    MCRC Censures McCain

·       Mohavedailynews    “We Are Unhappy With Sen. McCain Over His Voting Record, His Lack Of Decorum Towards Tea Party Conservatives In The Senate, And He’s Actually Resorted To Calling Them Names,” Said Former State Senator Ron Gould, Republican Central Committee Chairman.

·       Sierravistaherald    Our View: McCain In Trouble, Again

·       Abc15   McCain Has Not Been Representing Conservative Issues.

·       Breitbart    Official GOP Body's Rebuke

·       Capitalisminstitute   John McCain Gets Censured In Landslide Vote

·       Channel 12   McCain Betrayed The Party’s Core Values

·       Townhall  McCain Has Sided With “Liberal Democrats” Too Many Times

·       Capitalisminstitute    With All Due Respect, McCain, We’d Kindly Like To Ask That You Do Indeed “Shove Off”.

·       Bizpacreview   Frequently Characterized By His Critics As A “RINO”

·       Hotair   Censure - Most Populous Part Of The State

·       Joeforamerica    Betrayed By McCain’s Reversal Of A Campaign Promise

·       Phoenixnewtimes  Resolution That Says It Doesn't Like McCain Anymore.

·       2millionbikersdc   McCain Subject Of Unprecedented Embarrassment

·       Conservativeblogscentral   RINO John McCain Castrated

 

·       Volunteers Are Needed For The Jan 25 Arizona State Republican Mandatory Meeting at Grace Community Church in Phoenix.

ü  Credentials (10 people)*: Help County and LD check-in.

ü  Information desk (4 people)*: Help people as they arrive.

ü  Managing voting machines (16 People) Checking the credential badge.

ü  Ushers (10 people) for organized lines to voting machines

ü  20 people to do various jobs

All volunteers need to be in the church lobby by 6:30am. contact  Laddie Shane  lgshane@azgop.org or Diane Ortiz-Parsons preference@cox.net

 

·       Notes from the Jan 11 MCRC mtg:

            The committee and volunteers who spent countless hours coordinating the event deserve a word of thanks.  Those who grumble about little things should volunteer their services next year to get a taste what it takes to plan and host such an event.

            Rev. C.T. Wright always sets the tone for the day with his powerful, patriotic invocation.

Kudos to Retired Chief Master Sergeant  US Air Force, WWII veteran – Pacific Theater, and former POW Harold Anthony Bergbower for leading the Pledge of Allegiance and MicheleWood Baer for a beautiful rendition of the “Star Spangled Banner.”

Naughty, naughty on whoever passed out flyers inside the auditorium without prior knowledge/approval of Chairman A J LaFaro or one the officials.  In an effort to be fair to all candidates, events, promotions, LaFaro made it quite clear weeks before the meeting that flyers and campaign literature were to go into the information packets that were stuffed  and sealed the prior Saturday.

            For years PCs have commented that the “mind can only absorb what the posterior can endure” because of numerous candidate and elected official comments.  This year LaFaro restricted political speeches with invitations to a county official – Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Denny Barney, state officials - House Speaker Andy Tobin, Senate President Andy Biggs, and Congressmen Matt Salmon, Trent Franks, David Schweikert and Paul Gosar.  This may not have set well with some politicians who have loved the spotlight of past meetings, but there were fewer paralyzed backsides in the audience. Can you imagine how long the meeting would have lasted if all of the GOP candidates running for office in 2016 had been given five minutes of jaw flap time (they always run over!)? 

            While answering questions regarding the resolutions/bylaw proposals is necessary, debating the issues with duplicate commentaries is time consuming.

            Kudos to LaFaro and the officials at the head table who maintained tight control on the meeting.  Judy Hoelscher did a super job of handling the resolutions debates. That lady had a firm hand on things.

            Gotta hand it to First Vice Chairman April Riggins – she is always a gracious lady with her opening remarks.

            Hats off to County Recorder Helen Purcell, her assistant Yvonne Reed, along with MCRC officer Pat Oldroyd  - who keep the credentials and voting running smoothly.

            No one could miss Dan Grimm – the fellow in the tall green leprechaun hat. He’s the guy who has put the meetings together the past few years and deserves a big pat on the back.

            And the guys behind the scenes, that few people are even aware of … Computer Techs George Teegarden and John Strasser.  What would we do without them?

More observations tomorrow.   – Editor Frosty Taylor

·       State Treasure Candidate Randy Pullen, Immediate past AZGOP Chairman, commented, “I'm looking forward to speaking at the Paradise GOP Women's Club this Saturday (1-18).” He spoke at a breakfast in Lake Havasu this morning.

·       Tempe City Council Candidate Matt Papke’s statement today regarding the Jan 9 council rules change vote: Tempe should be deeply saddened by the actions the majority of the Tempe City Council took recently. Silencing of the only voice of dissent on Thursday did not serve the people of Tempe; it did not serve the diversity that Tempe has worked so hard to secure; and it certainly did not serve to further the freedoms and opportunities we are so blessed to have in our city. It did benefit those who are fearful of discussion, debate or who simply want to avoid hearing about the true realities of a city that is more than $700 million in debt and has raised the property tax rates three of the last four years. It is my hope that the council realizes its grave error and at the first opportunity votes again to restore the voice of the people to the council. Furthermore I hope the Council pledges to never again attempt to use force to silence an elected representative of the people of Tempe. - Papke is an Arizona native, former Marine, political activist, and Corona del Sol High School graduate.

·       Diane Ortiz-Parsons is a candidate for Third Vice-Chairman of the Arizona GOP. She is the current Congressional District 9 Member-At- Large, former First Vice Chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Committee and is a 30-year precinct committeeman. The AZGOP elections will be held at the Jan 25 State Mandatory AZGOP meeting at the Grace Community Church in Phoenix. Contact Ortiz-Parsons at preference@cox.net

 

·       Public Input Sought: The Maricopa County Integrated Health System Bond Advisory Committee is conducting hearings to gather feedback regarding a proposed $950 million bond issue for improvements to the infrastructure to keep up with the growing community.

ü  Jan 15:  5:30 – 7 pm, El Mirage Family Health Center, 12428 W. Thunderbird, El Mirage.     www.mihsbondadvisory.org/townhall

·       The Palo Verde Republican Women will meet at 11:30 am, Jan 15 in the Grayhawk Country Club, 8620 E Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale. Speaker:  Don Jans, author of My Children’s America.  Social at 11 am, seating at 11:30 am. Reservations required. RSVP

Edith at eestock_33@yahoo.com or call 480-298-7818 (H) or 480-294-7092 (C).

 

·       The Arizona Republican Lawers Associaton is hosting a seminar in February on the nuts and bolts of running for public office. Speakers include:

ü  Congressman David Schweikert.

ü  David Cantelme, Cantelme & Brown

ü  Lisa Hauser, Gammage & Burnham

ü  Joe Kanefield, Ballard Spahr

ü  Kory Langhofer, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

ü  Tim LaSota, Tiffany & Bosco

ü  Mike Liburdi, Snell & Wilmer

ü  Lee Miller, Law Office of Lee Miller

ü  Karen Osborne, Maricopa County Elections Director

ü  Eric Spencer, Snell & Wilmer

 

·       PCs: Mark Your Calendar:

ü  Jan 24 – AZGOP Chairman’s Award Dinner, 6 pm, Phoenix Airport Marriott

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

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

·       Camelback Mountain’s Improved And Expanded Echo Canyon Recreation Area, 4925 E. McDonald Dr., and Summit Trail will reopen to hikers at sunrise on Jan. 15 (gates to open 30 minutes prior to official sunrise). Hours year-round are sunrise to sunset. echoreopens

·       Mobile Office Hours With Congressman David Schweikert Constituent Services Staff

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.

ü  Contact: Ernestina Borquez-Smith at Ernestina.Borquez-Smith@mail.house.gov or at (480) 946-2411.

 

·       Speaker  Andy Tobin Saddened Court Won’t Review Abortion Case : I am very much saddened and grief-stricken that the U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear the lawsuit over Arizona’s law limiting abortions after 20 weeks. Consequently, late term abortions will continue to be performed in Arizona. The evidence in the Isaacson v. Horne case is compelling, and warranted a review by the Court. My colleagues and I are convinced that abortions performed after 20 weeks are dangerous to women. More than 13,000 abortions were performed in Arizona in 2012. Over a thousand of these procedures occurred after 20 weeks, a time at which a growing number in the scientific community believe that a fetus can feel pain. Moreover, the “viability standard” relied on in Roe vs. Wade is becoming more and more arbitrary and irrelevant as scientific research reveals ways to sustain the fetus during the second trimester of a pregnancy outside the womb. I hope the Supreme Court will one day soon take up the serious issues presented by this case.

 

·        How Arizona's Members Of Congress Voted Last Week

·        Rep Kelly Ward On The Mark Levin Show.   Article-V-And-The-Mt-Vernon-Conference

·        Kwasman-Stumps-In-Safford-Chastises-Tobin-For-Backing-Out-Of Debate

·        Local Lawmakers Begin Legislative Session With Bills That Affect Terminally Ill, Pensions

·        Fiesta-Bowl-Executive Shelton-Resigns

·        Buckeye Becomes AZ Newest City

·        AZ-Gop-Lawmakers-Want-State-To-Pay-For-SB1070-Supporters-Legal-Fees

·        Broad-Immigration-Reform-Overdue     Former Attorney General Grant Woods

·        Lt-General-Mcinerney-Confirms-Muslim-Brotherhood-Inside-White-House

·        Immigration-Activists-Storm-Capitol-During-State-Of-The-State Speech

·        11-Reasons-2014-Will-Be-A-Break-Out-Year-For-Women-Entrepreneurs

·        Mentally-Strong-People: The-13-Things-They-Avoid

·        Beware-The-Leftwing Funded-Main-Street-Republicans    Michelle Malkin

·        Is The AG's Office Saving Face In Fiesta Bowl Figure's Plea?  Laurie Roberts

·        Sen-Flake-Introduces-Bill-To-Expand-Relief-From-Obamacare's-Rising-Cost-Of-Coverage

·        70% Think It's Bad For The Country That Most In Congress Are Wealthy

·        Treatment-A-Breakthrough-For-Burn-Victims

·        Intel-Says-Factory-Stay-Shut-Now   Obama Touted As Manufacturing Comeback

·        Despite Brewer's Claim, State's Fiscal House Not In Order    Robert Robb

·        Former Navy Fighter Pilot On Fox News Staff

·        It's Republican-Hunting Season

·        Unelected Bureaucrats Created 80,000 Pages Of Regulations In 2013

·        Why Are Liberals Attacking Liberal Chris Christie?

·        County Board Calls Patriots Cop Killers

 

 

AMERICAN FREEDOM

·        Rep. Gosar Co-Sponsors Bill H.R. 3541 To Prevent Obamacare Bailouts

SEEING AZ RED

·        Aisle Crosser Flake Frets Gates’ Book Harms Bi-Partisanship

·        Sen. John McCain censured by AZ GOP elected officials

·        AZ Going To Pot? Conservative AG Vs. Leftie State Rep.

·        Feds spent $29M on meds for 4,139 illegal aliens

·        Prayer controversy escalates in LD 28   Oafish O’Connor orders obedience or ouster

SONORAN ALLIANCE

·        Mark Levin, Kelli Ward, Article V, And The Mt. Vernon Conference

·        County Supervisors: Some Of Us “Victims” Get Settlements, Others Don’t!

ESPRESSOPUNDIT

·        Anatomy Of A Hit Piece

·        One More Coffin Nail....

·        Guaranteed

·        Tsunami Warning

·        Aren't There, Like, Classes For Journalists?

·        NOW Will This Generation Of Reporters Understand The Resign To Run Law?

·        The Headline Says It All 

ALLEN WEST

·        Christie-Gets-Attacked; GOP-Defense-Tactics-Suck

FLOYD REPORTS

·        Conservatives Lose With Behemoth $1.1 Trillion Budget Deal

·        Obama Promises Even More Dictatorial Rule In 2014

·        Those On Hillary’s ‘Hit List’ Rush To Make Amends

·        Lt. General McInerney Confirms Muslim Brotherhood Inside White House

·        Dem Senator Forced Officials To Cook Obamacare Books

·        Media Bias On Full Display With Christie Coverage

·        Was Roberts’ Obamacare Ruling A Blessing, Or A Curse?

·        Watch: Obama Donor Investigating Irs Scandal

·        N.M. Judge Oks Doctor-Assisted Suicides

·        Watch: Obama’s Weekly Address With Translations

·        Is Christie The Victim Of An Alinsky-Style Witch Hunt?

·        Pelosi To Reporter: Don’t Call It Obamacare

·        Obamanomics – Another Failure Of Liberal Economics

·        U.S. General: Obama’s Military Purge ‘Criminal And Treasonous’

·        Benghazi Transcripts: Terror Attack Not A Protest

·        Detroit Police Chief: Criminals Afraid Of Armed Citizens

·        Spanish Obamacare Site Riddled With Glitches, Mistranslations

·        Will Supreme Court Reign In Obama’s Executive Power This Week?

·        This Woman Exposed A Liberal University And Received Death Threats In Return

·        U.K. Census Reveals Muslim Births Nearly Doubled In 10 Years

·        Obama Moves To Weaponize IRS

·        Judge Orders Homeschooled Children Removed From Christian Parents’ Home

·        A New Threat To Homeschoolers

·        Professor: Abortion Costs More Than Rent

·        Hillary Dead Last In ‘Most Admired’ Poll

·        Cold Snap Or Not: Warming Up Your Car Is Illegal

·        New Patriotic Movie Blasts The Media

·        Mayor Threatens Pro- School Choice New Yorkers

IMMIGRATION/BORDERS/ILLEGALS

·        Democrats-Against-Veterans; Side With Illegals

IRS

·        Obama Moves To Use IRS To Shut Down Political Opposition

·        IRS-Get-License-Kill-Groups-Oppose-Obama-Agenda

BENGHAZI

·        Obama-Knew-'Within-Minutes'  That Benghazi Was A Terrorist Attack

·        General-Admits: We Knew Benghazi 'You Tube' Story Wasn't True

·        Further-Proof-Emerges-That-Obama-Knew-The-Truth-About-Benghazi

·        Feinstein-Rejects-NYT-On-Benghazi

·        Obama-Confirmed-Hillarys-Benghazi-Lie

·        Democrats-Walk-Out-On-Parents-Of-Benghazi-Victims

MILITARY/VETERANS

·        Pentagon-Scandal-US-Missile-Launch-Officers-Suspected-Of-Drugging

·        Stateside-Tricare-Service-Centers-Closing-April-1

·        Air-Force-Colonel-Goes-From-Pentagon-To-Homelessness

·        Fallujah-On-Minds-Of-Deploying-Marines

·        New-Carrier-Plagued-By-Problems-In-Test-Phase

·        Democrats-Against-Veterans; Side With Illegals

·        Lt-General-McInerney-Confirms-Muslim-Brotherhood-Inside-White-House

·        US-General-Obamas-Military-Purge-Criminal-Treasonous

·        Film-Reviewer-Declares-Hollywood-Pro-War   Insults Military

·        Why Are Us Special Operations Forces Deployed In Over 100 Countries?

TERRORIST

·         911-Mastermind-Now-Says-Use-Of-Violence-To-Spread-Islam-Is-Forbidden-By-Quran

·        Religion-Peace-Suicide-Vest-Nine-Year-Old-Lives-Tells-Story

HILLARY

·        Hillary-Dead-Last-Admired: Poll

·        Rep-Trey-Gowdy-Wants-A-Subpoena-For-Hillary-Clinton

·        Obama-Confirmed-Hillarys-Benghazi-Lie

·        Interview-Reveals-Hillary-Clinton-Was-Fired-For-A-History-Of-Lies-And-Unethical-Behavior

·        See-Who-Made-Hillarys-Hit-List

 COURTS

·        Scalia-Oral-Arguments-Obama  Scalia Labels Obama 'Self-Interested' During Oral Arguments Over Recess Appointments

·        Judge Roberts:Obamacare-Ruling-Blessing Or Curse

CONGRESS

·        Rep-Trey-Gowdy-Wants-A-Subpoena-For-Hillary-Clinton

·        Hillary-Busted-In-Monster-Lie   A U.S. Congressman Says The Former First Lady Has Been Snagged In A Mind-Blowing Lie That He Heard With His Own Ears ...

·        Ted-Cruz: Where-Are-The-Democrats-Journalists-Media-Calling-Obama-To-Account-For-His-Lawlessness

·        Diverse-Women-Battling-Republican-Stereotypes

·        Democrats-Walk-Out-On-Parents-Of-Benghazi-Victims

·        Democrats-Against-Veterans; Side With Illegals

·        Dem Rep-Sheila-Jackson-Lee-Change-The-Word-Welfare-To-Transitional-Living-Fund

·        Dem-Senator-Forced-Officials-Cook-Obamacare-Books

CAMPAIGNS/ELECTIONS

·        Diverse-Women-Battling-Republican-Stereotypes

CULTURAL/RELIGIOUS ISSUES

·        Religion-Peace-Suicide-Vest-Nine-Year-Old-Lives-Tells-Story

·        Saudi-Men-Agree: Women-Cause-Sexual-Assault, By Being Women 

ECONOMY

·        Number-Working-Age-Americans-Without-Job-Risen-Almost-10-Million-Under Obama

OBAMACARE/HEALTH

·        Federal Lawsuit Against Obamacare Continues

·        Spanish-Obamacare-Site-Riddled-Glitches-Mistranslations

COMMON CORE

·        Stossel-Argues-That-Common-Core-Creates-New-Problems

·        Common-Core-Architects-Ties-Bill-Ayers

WHITE HOUSE/OBAMA

·        Obama Moves To Use IRS To Shut Down Political Opposition

·        Obama Threatens Congress: "I’ve-Got-A-Pen And I've Got A Phone'

·        Obama-Knew-'Within-Minutes'  That Benghazi Was A Terrorist Attack

·        Further-Proof-Emerges-That-Obama-Knew-The-Truth-About-Benghazi

·        Lt-General-Mcinerney-Confirms-Muslim-Brotherhood-Inside-White-House

·        Dem-Senator-Forced-Officials-Cook-Obamacare-Books

·        US-General-Obamas-Military-Purge-Criminal-Treasonous

INTERNATIONAL

·        Israeli-Defense-Minister-Rips-John-Kerry-As-Being-Messianic-Not-In-Touch-With-Reality

·        Why Are Us Special Operations Forces Deployed In Over 100 Countries?

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