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Monday, January 20, 2014

1-19-14 MCRC Briefs

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 19, 2014

To insure the uninsured, we first make the insured uninsured, and then make them pay more to be insured again, so the original uninsured can be insured for free. – author unknown

 

·       McCain Mum On County GOP 'Censure'   U.S. Sen. John McCain and his office are not commenting on the Maricopa County Republican Party’s Jan. 11 decision to “censure” him for what GOP activists deemed his “long and terrible record of drafting, co-sponsoring and voting for legislation best associated with liberal Democrats.”

·        Survey: What-Do-You-Think-About-John-McCain-Being-Censured   97.8% Agree John McCain Is The Ultimate Rino!

·       Cochise County Republicans Censure McCain  Joining Maricopa, Apache And Mohave Counties In Censure Of Senator

·       McCain In Trouble... Again  Sierra Vista Herald

·       John-McCain-Censured-By His-Own-Party   Townhall

·       McCain-Censored-Before; Censured-Again

·       Goggle  “McCain Censured” To View 10 Pages Of Posts On Maricopa County Republican Committee PCs Censure Resolution That Passed Jan 11 In Phoenix.

 

·       Volunteers Needed: Republican Precinct Committeemen Or State Committee Are Needed To Collect Signatures Of Co-sponsors For The “Resolution To Censure Sen. John McCain” petition prior to the opening of the Arizona GOP State Mandatory meeting scheduled at 9 am, Jan 25 at the at Grace Community Church, 1200 E Southern Ave, Tempe, 85282.  To comply with the AZ GOP Bylaws at least 20% of the delegates (in person) representing at least four counties must sign the (resolution) petition for it to be presented from the floor for a vote of the assembled delegates. The resolution will be presented by LD30 Chairman Timothy Schwartz who authored the original resolution that passed overwhelmingly by the Maricopa County Republican precinct committeemen at their Jan 11 mandatory meeting. Apache, Mohave and Cochise GOP PCs have passed similar resolutions.

Volunteers are asked to meet at 6:30 am, (prior to the start of credentialing) in the guest parking area near the Connection Center/Lamb Chapel along the north wall of the church parking lot for material distribution and instructions.  Please bring a clipboard and pens. Early morning lighting may be limited, so a clip-on lamp or a flashlight for your clipboard may also be a good idea. Those interested in volunteering should contact MCRC EGC Member-at-Large Andrew Costanzo at andrew@theirishgifthouse.com  as soon as possible.

 

·       City Of Phoenix Offices Will Be Closed Monday, Jan. 20, in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.   http://phoenix.gov/news/011314mlkholiday.html

 

·       Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) is holding a networking meeting and phonebank training session for veterans, patriots, and concerned Americans at 5:30 pm, Jan 23 at the Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Rd, Scottsdale. Food and drinks will be provided. RSVP to dcaldwell@cv4a.org or Dan Caldwell at 602 909 6248.

 

·       Volunteers are needed to help Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) “Cut Debt, Not Vets” petition campaign that encourages Congress and the President to pass real fiscal reform and not spending deals that actually increase the size of government and cut veteran benefits (like the one recently passed by Congress and signed by the President). You can sign here: http://concernedveteransforamerica.org/cutdebt/

 

·       New AZGOP Officers Will Elected To The Following Offices during the Jan 25 AZGOP Mandatory meeting scheduled at the Grace Community Church, 1200 E. Southern, in Tempe.  State Committeemen will vote on First, Second and Third Vice Chairmen, Assistant Secretary, Assistant Treasurer, Sergeant-at-Arms, and Assistant Sergeant-at Arms.

 

·       AZGOP Candidate Announcements can be sent to repcomm@cox.net for posting in the Briefs.

 

·       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 Tempe. Contact Ortiz-Parsons at preference@cox.net

 

·       Incumbent Alberto Gutier Is Running For Re-Election As The Sergeant-At-Arms For The AZ GOP during the Jan 25 meeting.  Gutier is a seven term incumbent Member-At -Large and current Sgt-At Arms of the GOP Exec Board.  He is a 42 year precinct committee, a six-term Maricopa County GOP EGC official, a 40 year State Committeeman, and an elected five-time delegate to the GOP National Conventions.  Gutier has worked for five Republican Governors and fought former Gov. Janet Napolitano for years as a panelist on Channel 12 “Sunday Square Off’.  Gutier is a Cuban born operative who fought for the US against Communism and came to America as a “permanent legal resident” in 1960.  He and his wife of 53 years became “proud” US Citizens in 1966.  Contact: AlbertoGutier@aol.com

 

·       Andrew Mario Costanzo Is A Candidate For Sergeant-At-Arms Of The Arizona GOP.  Costanzo, a grass roots Precinct Committeeman, is a current Member-at-Large of the Maricopa County Republican Committee and is the current First Vice Chair of Legislative District 27. . Contact Costanzo at andrew@theirishgifthouse.com.  

 

·       The Arizona Capitol Times Governor's race Poll: Visit: www.azcapitoltimes.com

·       Supt Of Public Education Candidate Diane Douglas will have a candidate table the Jan 20 Martin Luther King Jr Celebration from 10 am to 4 pm, at the Mesa Arts Center, Mesa.  Contact: Beth Halgren at beth40dfl@gmail.com  602-369-2495

·       Arizona Project Will Meet At 6:30 Pm, Tues., Jan 21 (instead of Jan 20) to conduct a free seminar by Shane Krauser, American Academy for Constitutional Education, at 3175 E. Shea Blvd., Phx. Contact: Chairman  Ronald Ludders 602.677.1496

 

·       Links To AFP's "Lie Of The Year" Ads featuring Arizona Dem Congressmen Ron Barber and Ann Kirkpatrick. http://lieoftheyear.org/barber    and  http://lieoftheyear.org/kirkpatrick

 

·       Constitutional Attorney Shane Krauser is scheduled to be the master of ceremonies at the Feb 1  "Road to Victory" Republican  Candidate Round-up.  Lots candidates will be on hand.  See the latest border ground sensor security technology and view a "friendly" DRONE demonstration.  Talk Radio KFNX (1100 on the am dial will be there broadcasting the "Call To Rights" program with Steve Kates (Dr. Sky).  A TV  studio will be available for candidate interviews. 

 

·       The Feb 1 “Road To Victory”  Candidate Roundup day is scheduled from 9:30 am to 4 pm ($30 ticket includes lunch) and a 6-9 pm “Steaks & Stetsons” VIP reception/dinner – at Ft. McDowell Adventures, 14803 No Hiawatha Hood Road,  Ft McDowell. For candidate tables, reservations & pricing call Lori Urbin 480-221-9633 or Nina Marlowe 480-707-9043. Tickets: Day http://cblroundup.eventbrite.com   Evening  http://steaksandstetsons.eventbrite.com Contact: www.conservativebusinessleague.com

 

·       New Faces At AZGOP Headquarters In Phoenix:

ü  Brandon Urness –Fundraising Coordinator

ü  Kellsey Zubkoff – Marketing Coordinator

ü  Annica Benning - Communications Coordinator

ü  Jordan Davis - Political Outreach Coordinator

ü  Matt Kenney - Community Outreach Coordinator

 

·       The AZGOP Chairman’s Awards Dinner, featuring six announced gubernatorial candidates – Scott Smith, Doug Ducey, Christine Jones, Andrew Thomas, Ken Bennett and Al Melvin, is scheduled at 6 pm, Jan 24 at the Phoenix Airport Marriott, 1101 N.44th St., Phx.  $40 per person, $300 table. RSVP: Jennifer Bontrager  Jennifer.Bontrager@azgop.org or call 602-957-7770 or purchase tickets online at www.azgop.org/donate

 

·       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

 

·       Mark you calendars: March 15 - Sun City West Republican Club Candidates Forum, 2-5 pm.  Foundations Building Webb Rm,  14465 R H Johnson Blvd., Sun City West. Open to Maricopa County and State GOP candidates.  Each candidate will be given a set amount of time to make their presentation. The  audience will be allowed to submit questions for the candidates. Contact: Jan Martinson   Home:  623-546-3753   or Cell: 623-203-4803   JLMART15102@aol.com

·       Gov Jan Brewer Will Address Her “State Of The State” message with the Prescott, Prescott Valley and Chino Valley Chambers of Commerce at 1 pm, Jan 21 at the Prescott Resort/Conference Center in Prescott. Doors open at 11:30 am, lunch at 12:15, Brewer speech at 1 pm. $25 per person.  Reservations required/prepaid.  Tickets: Beverly Oleson, Prescott Valley Chamber  - 772-8857.

 

·       Rebecca Halstead, Brigadier General, U.S. Army Retired author of “The First Person You Must Lead Is YOU” is scheduled to be on the 3:30 pm, Jan 20 Voice of Veterans Radio Show that is hosted by LD13 resident Vern Bagley  on KXXT 1010 AM

 

·       The Yavapai County Republican Committee Headquarters has new hours.  In effect now, Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 am-2 pm.   Manned Monday-Thursday from 2-4 pm, and Friday 9 am-4 pm. with a volunteer (L.G. Mace, 2nd Vice Chair and PC Coordinator).

 

·       The Citizens’ Transportation Oversight Committee (CTOC) meeting will be held at 4 pm, Jan 21 in the Arizona Department of Transportation auditorium at 206 S. 17th Ave., Phx. . Agenda items include an update from the Maricopa Association of Governments regarding program changes and ongoing studies; a look at plans for the future, current funding challenges and how transportation impacts the economy; and an update on current Maricopa County construction projects, both from ADOT. See agenda, click here and for www.azdot.gov/CTOC.

 

·       Congressman Paul Gosar’s Town Halls Next Week:

ü  Jan 21 – Kingman, 7 pm, Mohave County Administration Bldg, 700 W. Beale St.

ü  Jan 22- Lake Havasu City, 6 pm, Community Ctr, Relics and Rods Hall, 100 Park Ave.

ü   Jan 23 – Yuma, 6 pm, Arizona Western College, South Wing 3C Building, Schoening Conference Center, 2020 S. Ave. 8 E.
Contact: Penny Pew (
Penny.Pew@mail.house.gov)

 

·       The Vulture Mine Daze Dinner will be held at 2 pm, Jan 26 in the Coffinger Park Recreation Center in Wickenburg with live music, cowboy entertainment comedy/music, fashion show, high school student art show and a door prize. Student art can be purchased. Reservations required.  $20 per person. RSVP to Paula Hartwell 684-9018 no later than Jan. 20. Congressman Paul Gosar, Sen Judy Burges and former Sen Jack Harper will be in attendance (Burges & Harper were instrumental in getting the state Vulture Mine Day bill passed. 

 

·       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, AZ  85282

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

 

·       AZ Heroes To Hometowns “Salute A Soldier” 5K Run &-Mile Walk is scheduled at 8 am, March 27 to honor wounded troops and military. Entry packets can be picked up at 7 am, at Freestone Park, 1045 E Juniper Rd, Gilbert, (Corner of Lindsay/Juniper Roads between Guadalupe/Elliot Roads). Fees: $45 - 5K Run or $25 - 1 Mile Walk (family rates are available). Race ceremonies start promptly @ 7:45am with 1 mile walk starting @8 am, followed by the 5K run at 8:20 am. Registration: AZHeroestoHometowns  Or print registration forms from the sites and make checks payable to AZ Heroes to Hometowns.*This event will be a return Chip timed race for 5K runners only*. Contact Kathy Pearce @ kathypearce1@cox.net  or 480-330-1632 .

 

 

·        Albrights-Life-In-Pins-On-Display-At-Phoenix-Art-Museum

·        Cochise-County-On-Alert-Violence-Reported-In-Agua-Prieta

·        Arizona-Voting-Registration-Forms-Federal-Proof-Of-Citizen

·        Womans-Thoughts-On 'Lone-Survivor': Message-To' Candy-Ass-Liberals'

·        Mexico Travel Warning

·        Has Arizona GOP Rift Over Medicaid Healed?

·        Lawmakers Working To Require Navigator Background Checks

·        Lack Of Funding At Petrified Forest National Park Keeps Fossils Out Of Reach

·        Government Failures You Are Paying For

·        Controversial Bill To Expand Religious Protections Advances

·        Minimum-Required-Car-Insurance-Could-Go-Up-Premiums-Too

·        Do You Know Why???    Press Conference - Trey Gowdy

·        Historically Speaking-What Our-Kids-Don’t Know Is Dangerous   Tom Morrow

·        It’s-Time-To-Move-Ahead-And-Build-The-Rosemont Mine

·        Dispute With Top Surgeon Throws UA's Prestigous Transplant Programs Into Turmoil

·        Mormon Temple In Gilbert Open For Tours

·        Arizona Spends Too Much Sending Too Many To College, Lawmaker Says

·        Political Insider: Governor's Former Aide Now A Critic On Budget

·        Phoenix Copes With Leadership Turnover

·        With Gem Show Coming, City To Crack Down On Downtown Homeless Camp

·        State Alleges Telemarketers Defrauded Elderly Consumers

·        Missouri, Wyoming Lawmakers Open To Allowing Executions By Firing Squad

·        Fewer Black Leaders Have Seat At Arizona Political Table

·        Brewer's Chance To Carry On King's Legacy    Montini

·        Brewer Budget Is Good First Step Toward Protecting Kids (But Only One Step)   Roberts

·        Controversial Bill To Expand Religious Protections Advances

·        Tucson-Councilwoman-Suggesting-Chavez-Holiday

·        Valley-Residents-Recognize-Roe-V-Wade-Anniversary

·        Group-Seeks-Federal-Protection-For-Rare-Amphibians

·        Tea-Party-To-Throw-Boehner-Overboard

 

AMERICAN FREEDOM

·        Randy Pullen Candidate For AZ State Treasurer At Paradise Republican Women's Club-Audio

·        Government-Downsize The Department Of Labor Video

·        Government-Downsize-Department-Of Health

SEEING AZ RED

·        Public School Overreaches: Mandatory Psych Exams?

SONORAN ALLIANCE

·         Rep Paul Boyer: Support The Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act

ESPRESSOPUNDIT

·        The Real Civil War

·        What A Sham

·        Anatomy Of A Hit Piece

MICHELLE MALKIN

·        Points-Of-Order-About-The-Huge-Surge-In-Obamacare-Enrollment-Numbers

FLOYD REPORTS

·        First-Grader Told To Stop Talking About Bible

VINEOFLIFE

·        Cochise County On Alert After Violent Gun Battle South Of Arizona Border

·        USA Now Under Full Dictatorship…Congress Continues 3 Monkey Policy

·        Kerry’s ‘Poor Jihadist’ Myth

NEW ZEAL

·        A US Military “Pivot” To Asia, Turns Into Chinese Ascension

ARIZONA FREEDOMALLIANCE

·        Cochise County Republican Censure McCain

 

AZGOP

·        2014 Chairman’s Awards Ceremony

RNC/GOP

·        Fiesta-De-Te-Hispanics-Already-Embrace-Tea-Party-Beliefs    Anti-Socialist Hispanics: How To Take Latino Vote: South Carolina Tea Party Convention Plots Conservative Outreach

 

·        Time For GOP To Listen To The American People

·        Signs Of Hope For Social Conservatives: Is The Prodigal GOP Coming To Its Senses?

·        AP: Mean, Partisan Republicans “Maintain An Election-Year Spotlight” On Obamacare

IMMIGRATION/BORDERS/ILLEGALS

·        Mexico Travel Warning

·        Claim: Boehner Calls Steve King ‘A**Hole’ For Fighting Amnesty For Illegals

·        Cochise-County-On-Alert-Violence-Reported-In-Agua-Prieta

·        Speak-English-Lose-Benefits: Cameron-Stop-Payouts-Immigrants-Who Use-Taxpayer-Funded-Translators  Prime Minister Intends To Stop Printing Paperwork In Foreign Languages

SECOND AMENDMENT/GUN RIGHTS

·         Numerically Challenged Journalist Wages Weak Attack On NRA, Kleck

·        Another Anti-Gun Mayor Runs Afoul Of The Law

NSA

·        Big-Name-Search-Engines-Face-Rebellion

·        Obama’s Nsa Bs: As Our Liberties Shrink, The Flags Behind The Dictator Get Bigger

·        House Intelligence Chairman Says Russia May Have Helped Snowden Leak

MEDIA

·        Shh-Muslim-Trapped-Pipe-Arrested-Jersey-Water-Treatment-Plant

·        Do You Know Why???    Press Conference - Trey Gowdy

·        Megyn Kelly Loses It With Anthony Weiner When He Won’t Answer Questions: ‘Here We Go Again!’

BENGHAZI

·        Do You Know Why???    Press Conference - Trey Gowdy

·        Judge Jeanine Pirro On Benghazi Senate Report: Obama, Clinton, Rice Had To Agree To Blame The Anti-Islam Video

·        Gen Martin Dempsey: Obama Ties Hands Of Military To Track Down Benghazi Murderers – Al-Qaeda Thrives

MILITARY/VETERANS

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

·        Catholic Priest, Navy Chaplain Target Of Retaliation By Feds, Complaint Claims

·        Army’s 16,000 Piece ‘Superb’ Art Collection Waiting For A Museum Home

·        US Military Brings 5 'Good Iraqis' To America - 5 'Good Iraqis' Brutally Rape Colorado Woman

COURTS

·        Judge-Orders-Homeschooled-Children-Removed-From-Christian-Parents-Home

CONGRESS

·        Amnesty: The Next GOP Leadership Betrayal

·        Claim: Boehner Calls Steve King ‘A**Hole’ For Fighting Amnesty For Illegals

·        Half-Of-Congress-Reps-Are-Millionaires

·        House Intelligence Chairman Says Russia May Have Helped Snowden Leak

·        Cruz: Obama’s Policies Worsen Income Inequality

CAMPAIGNS/ELECTIONS

·        Carville: Chris Christie ‘Was Never Going To Be’ The Republican Presidential Nominee

CULTURAL/RELIGIOUS ISSUES

·        Report: Charting-Persecution-Of-Christians-Worldwide-Reveals-Most-Abuse-In-Muslim-Countries

EDUCATION

·        Teachers ‘Instructed’ To Teach ‘All Right Wing Extremist Groups’ Are Fascist

·        Teachers’ Union Explains Why It Invited Rev. Wright

·        Judge-Orders-Homeschooled-Children-Removed-From-Christian-Parents-Home

·        Historically Speaking-What Our-Kids-Don’t Know Is Dangerous

OBAMACARE/HEALTH

·        Hacker Reveals How He Cracked Obamacare Website In Less Than Four Minutes

·        Proposed-Medicare-Drug-Change-Stirs-Access-Worries

·        Lotta-Denial-Out-There-Chuck-Todd-Gets-Much-Needed-Dose-Of-Obamacare-Reality

·        Oops-Insurance-Companies-Have-No-Record-Of-Some-Obamacare-Applicants

·        Points Of Order About The ‘Huge Surge’ In Obamacare Enrollment Numbers
Here-Comes-The-Obamacare-Bailout?

·        An-Obamacare-Supporter-Recounts-His-Misadventures-Dealing-With-Healthcare-Gov

COMMON CORE

·        Common Core Pushes Global Warming

·        Watch: Common Core Instructs Educators To Teach ‘All Right Wing Extremist Groups’ Are Fascist

DHS

·        Mother Presses Sexual Assault Charges Against Tsa Agent

WHITE HOUSE/OBAMA

·        Tightwad Obamas Don’t Want To Pay For Dinner At Moochelle’s 50th Birthday Party

·        Zogby Report Card – Grade D+: Nation ‘Terribly Split’ Under Obama

·        China Decries U.S. Spending Bill

·        Why Didn’t The President Give This Speech Seven Months Ago When It Would Have Counted?

·        ... And The One Said

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

·        Government Of Obama, By Obama And For Obama

·        Krauthammer: Obama’s NSA Speech ’90 Percent Smoke And Mirrors’

·        America’s ‘Empty Chair In Chief’: The Cult Of Obama, A Man Detached

INTERNATIONAL

·        Speak-English-Lose-Benefits-Cameron-Stop-Payouts-Immigrants-Use-Taxpayer-Funded-Translators    Prime Minister Intends To Stop Printing Paperwork In Foreign Languages

·        Report: Charting-Persecution-Of-Christians-Worldwide-Reveals-Most-Abuse-In-Muslim-Countries

·        US-Drones-To-The-Rescue-In-Iraq: Strikes-Target-Al-Qaida-Strongholds

·        US-Intel-Al-Qaida-Has-Recruited-At-Least-70-Americans-To-Fight-Syria

·        US-Threatens-To-Halt-All-Support-Unless-Syrian-Opposition-Attends-Geneva-Talks

·        Iraq Asking For US Help Against Al Qaeda-Linked Militants

·        Friendly, ‘Moderate’ Rouhani   The Iranian President Boasts Of Obama’s “Surrender To The Iranian Nation’s Will.”

·        The Israel Double Standard

·        Nuke Inspectors In Iran Ahead Of Monday’s Deal Deadline, As Senate Weighs More Sanctions

·        Wanting AIDS To Spread? John Kerry Denounces Nigeria’s Gay-Marriage Ban

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