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2-21-14 MCRC Briefs

Maricopa County Republican Briefs

Chairman: AJ LaFaro      aj_ml@hotmail.com

Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor    repcomm@cox.net

Web Master   John Strasser   johnstrasser@maricopagop.org

 

Feb 21, 2014

 

·       Republican Rancher Sean Englund Has Announced His Candidacy For The LD1 House Race.  "I've watched our elected officials tackle some very challenging and often polarizing issues at the Capitol the last few years. At times, I've felt that rural interests were not being adequately addressed. There simply aren't enough lawmakers who speak for the rural voter," said Englund. "I would like to speak up for rural interests. That's why I'm running office. I bring not only interest, but also firsthand experience to issues ranging from land use, water resource management, livestock management and state-land issues. I also have professional experience in residential real estate development, banking, finance and mortgage issue, and the key value that these industries play in our economy.

"I'm a plain-spoken, common-sense conservative who has profound appreciation for our rural lifestyle while comprehending the necessity of our well-managed and continued growth and development. I'm not afraid of hard work or of getting my hands dirty. This great state of Arizona was built on the backs of people who weren't afraid of a hard day's work. That's what you can count on from me. I'm an everyday man wanting to work for everyday people." Contact: Kyle Moyer      480-941-0781       kyle@kylemoyer.com

 

·       AZGOP Candidate Announcements and Events can be sent to repcomm@cox.net 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.

 

·       LD29 House Candidate Aaron Borders is looking for volunteers to help with his campaign. Volunteers are needed to walk neighborhoods every Saturday morning. Contact: Tiffani 480-559-3168 or email her at Tiff4ab@gmail.com    www.AaronBorders4AZ.com

 

·       Do You Have Raffle Items For The Maricopa County Lincoln Day Luncheon?  Contact: LDL Raffle Chair Lady  Margot Wittenberg at  480-488-9098 MsPorsche21@aol.com

 

·       The New Maricopa County Republican Committee Web Address Is: http://maricopa.arizonagop.us   If there's something that you need and can't find, please contact Webmaster John Strasser at 480-273-8798 or johnstrasser@maricopagop.org 

 

·       LD13 House (Incumbent) Candidates Steve Montenegro and Darin Mitchell (aka the M&M team), LD Sen Don Shooter, and Maricopa County Board of Supervisor Clint Hickman have scheduled a Feb 22 neighborhood petition signature gathering walk Sat., Feb. 22.  Volunteers will meet at the Montenegro’s for training on walking lists and obtaining  petitions Contact: Melissa Montenegro at montenegro.mel@gmail.com.

 

·       Congressman David Schweikert’s February Mobile Office Hours will be conducted from 11 am to 12:30 pm, Feb 22 at the Desert Foothills Library , 38443 N. Schoolhouse Road, Cave Creek. Contact:  Ernestina Borquez-Smith at Ernestina.Borquez-Smith@mail.house.gov or at (480) 946-2411.

 

·       Congressman Trent Franks Will Address the 9 am, Sat., Feb 22 meeting of the Sun City Grand Republican Interest Group in the Chaparral Center Hopi Room, 19781 N. Remington Dr., Contact Ginny Gyre gnyre@cox.net prior to the meeting.

 

·       A Fundraiser For Tempe City Council Candidate Matt Papke is scheduled at 6 pm, Feb 22 at the home of Ralph and Ann Heins, 5603 S Outrigger Rd., Tempe. RSVP for the event here.

 

·       Americans For Prosperity State Director Tom Jenney will appear on the 9 pm, Sat., Feb 22 Alex Meluskey talk show at KKNT 960 AM The Patriot. Topic:  “Fair Tax for All.”  Web:  meluskey.com  Online:    ListenLive/player/KKNTAM

 

·       Western Journalism Will  Be Livestreaming audio from the Western Conservative Conference in Phoenix on Feb 22nd. It will  be livestreaming each main event as well as all four breakout rooms on webpage: http://www.westernjournalism.com/wcc-livestream For a full list of speakers and events, visit the Western Conservative Conference Schedule page. The first event begins on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 8 a.m. MST.

 

·       The Tempe Republican Women will meet at the Pyle Center at 6:30 pm on Mon, Feb 24 to hear Dr. Critchtlow. Members are asked to bring non-aerosol shaving gel, foot powder and 4 oz. sunflower seeds for Packages from Home.

 

·       Supt of Public Instruction Diane Douglas candidate  is asking for volunteers to collect petitions signatures  at the gun show at the Arizona State Fairgrounds in Phoenix should contact her volunteer coordinator Kristine Johnson at 480-241-7111  or kris49@me.com

 

·       Daniel Caldwell Is Hosting A Free Luncheon With Concerned Veterans For America (CVA)  between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm,  Sun, Feb 23 at Marjele’s Sports Gill in downtown Phx. CVA is a conservative veterans organization that advocates for smaller government, less spending, VA reform, and individual liberty. CVA are not a veterans membership organization. About half of the volunteers/staff are veterans and the other are Americans concerned about this country's future and the nation's military and veterans.  RSVP required by Feb 21: http://www.concernedveteransforamerica.org/arizona/  Contact: Caldwell at daniel.caldwell@gmail.com  or 602-909-6248.

 

·       The Winter Range - The Biggest Cowboy Action Shoot Competition in the country -  is scheduled from 8 am to 5 pm daily Feb 24-March 2 at Arizona Game and Fish Dept Ben Avery Range 9 (I-17 & Carefree Hwy) north of Phx. 769 shooters are signed up. Events include mounted shooting, Wild Bunch matches, cowboy action, costume contests, poker contests. $5 per carload. Free parking. Details: winterrange.com/Shooters  or
.winterrange.com/spectators

 

·       ALIS-And-RTS: -Tools-For-The-Politically-Active  If you need somebody to set up an account for you at the Capitol contact Jose Borrajero (joseb4538@gmail.com) or Pat O’Malley (pat.o@azcitrus.com)

 

·       Arizona Businessman, Former Congressman And Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Frank Riggs, a national leader of school choice and education reform over the past two decades, applauded the State Senate Education Committee for taking action on legislation to rescind Arizona’s participation in the national education standards and testing regime known as Common Core and the PARCC Assessment.  “It was a mistake to force Common Core on Arizona schools,” said Riggs.  “It infringes on state and local control of public education and the cost to implement and comply with Common Core would only compound our structural state budget deficit, at a time when K-12 education funding is $750 million less than 2008.”

Riggs pointed out that Arizona has been the national leader in offering parental school choice, including charter and home schooling options for families.  “I believe in local school autonomy and the fundamental right of parents to choose the best education for their children. Common Core could interfere with local curriculum decisions that are best made at the school site-level and the freedom of school choice that is well established, and cherished by many parents, in Arizona,” Riggs said.

Riggs supports expanding Empowerment Scholarship Accounts which put 90% of a child’s per-pupil funding directly into the hands of parents, who know best of their child’s unique education needs.  Riggs also favors eliminating school district monopolies by making every school a “choice school” based on the charter school model, with a governing board and principal responsible for the academic and financial performance, funding, personnel and curriculum.   

Riggs pointed out that there are a number of nationally norm-referenced tests for the purpose of comparing Arizona students to their peers in other states, as well as the federally funded NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) aka “The Nation’s Report Card.”  The federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act requires states that receive Title 1 funding for “disadvantaged” (low-income) students, including Arizona, to test a sampling of students in reading and mathematics at grades 4 and 8 every two years.  The test results can then be used to compare Arizona students with students in other states and with the nation.

Riggs, a founding board member and CEO of the Charter Schools Development Corporation and President of Arizona Connections Academy, an on-line charter school that provides accredited, tuition-free curriculum to home schooling families, called on his challengers to join him in repudiating Common Core and urged swift passage of the legislation withdrawing Arizona from Common Core.  “I’m steadfastly opposed to all attempts by the Obama Administration and the federal government to contravene the 10th Amendment of the Constitution and infringe on Arizona’s state sovereignty, whether it be education, health, privacy or personal liberty,” he said.                                

·       Medicare Alert: The Two Words That Cost Medicare Patients Thousands - NBC News:  Basically, do not let the hospital admit you with the words, "Under Observation." Insist on "In-Patient" designation.  Otherwise, you will be responsible for the hospital expenses. It might be wise to inform family members too

 

·       The 6:30 Pm, Feb 24 Arizona Project meeting will be double header with J. C. Piers discussing a taxes and the LD-20 Caucus Committee addressing  the Caucus process to select candidates for public office. Shane Krauser will not be speaking as posted several days ago.

 

·       Anyone Wishing To Schedule A Speaking event for Supt of Public Instruction Diane Douglas should contact her volunteer coordinator Kristine Johnson at 480-241-7111 or kris49@me.com

 

Calendar:

·       Feb 22 – Western Conservative Conference, Phoenix Convention Center. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will be roasted. Conference speakers include activist Ted Nugent, actor Steven Seagal, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Sheriff Richard Mack, Congressman Matt Salmon, former Ariz Sen Russell Pearce. Tickets: www.westernconservative.org

·     Feb 22 - SUN CITY GRAND REPUBLICAN INTEREST GROUP (4th Sat). 9 am, 19781 N. Remington Dr., Chaparral Center - Hopi Room. Speaker:  Congressman Trent Franks.  Mtgs open to Sun City Grand residents, their guests and elected officials.  All candidates and non-residents are to contact Ginny Nyre at gnyre@cox.net prior to the meeting to request attending .  President, Dick Mayfield richard.mayfield@cox.net (623 217-2110); Vice President, Programs,Ginny Nyre gnyre@cox.net  623-544-7187  or www.grandgop.com

·       Feb 22, 29 - The Russell Pearce Show (Sat). 7 pm, 960AM  The Patriot taking calls at (602) 508-0960.

·       Feb 22, 29  - Shane Krauser's Radio Show  (960 AM 5 pm every Saturday) Call in at 602.508.0960 (Phoenix area) or 888.960.9696 (outside of Phoenix).

·       Feb 22, 29  – Voice Of Veterans Talk Show (Sat) 3-5 pm, Host: Vernon Bagley with co-host Phil Mason.  NBC 1260 AM, 96.1 FM.  480-423-1260. Questions/topics contact: Bagley at vbagley@azgop.org  or MAVS@azgop.org

·       Feb 22, 29- Steve Kates’ “A Call To Rights” Radio Show. (Sat)  Noon to 2 pm, KFNX 1100 AM   Call in 602-277-5369. 

·       Feb 23 - The Red Pill Radio Blog Talk Show. (Sun) 7-8 pm, WBTN.  Call-in number:  (914) 338-1458. Hosts: Reymundo Torres, Sergio Arellano and Jose Borrajero - topics of interest to conservative Latinos. Call-in number:  (914) 338-1458.  webuiltthatnetwork/red-pill-approved-radio    RedPillApprovedWBTN  

·       Feb 24 - TEMPE REPUBLICAN WOMEN.  6:30 pm, Pyle Recreation Center, 655 E Southern Ave, Tempe. Speaker Donald Critchlow. Contact: 2nd VC Jessica Merrow  -  480-306-254 www.CarriageLaneRPC.com  www.TempeRW.org   tempeazrw@gmail.com

 

·       Feb 24  – WICKENBURG REPUBLICAN CLUB  cancelled . Contact: Frosty Taylor  frostytaylor@cox.net

 

·       Feb 24 - Crossroads With Van (Mon) 2 pm  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/van-the-radio-man

 

·       Feb  25 - LD 15 (4th Tues) 6:30 pm. Deer Valley Airport Restaurant, 702 W. Deer Valley Rd, Phx.   Contact: Chr Dave Henderson dtaheel@cox.net   Secretary Jose Borrajero, joseb4538@zoho.com 

 

·       Feb 25 - LD17   (4th Tues) 7 pm, Tri-City Baptist Christian Seminary Building, (On the South Side of Parking Lot), 2211 W. Germann Road,  Chandler. Chandler City Council Candidate Forum begins at 7:30 pm.  Contact: Chr Tyler Bowyer  stormbowyer@gmail.com   480-239-0025.

 

·       Feb 25- AHWATUKEE REPUBLICAN WOMEN'S CLUB (4th Tues) 7 pm mtg. Clarion Hotel,  5121 E. La Puente Ave. I-10 & Elliot Rd., Phx. Contact: President Loraine Pellegrino ARWomen@aol.com 480 460 7101  www.ahwatukeerepublicanwomen.com.

·       Feb 25 - PARADISE REPUBLICAN WOMEN (4th Tues) 6 pm, Cantina Laredo Restaurant, 7361 E. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale. RSVPs required to DetailsHM@cox.net or 480- 945-1490.

  

·       Feb 25 – GOP IN THE HILLS SOCIAL (Fountain Hills Republicans) (last Tues) 7 pm, Phil’s Filing Station located at 16852 East Parkview Avenue, Fountain Hills, 85268. Contact: Pres Tait D. Elkie  (480) 766-1231  Tait@Elkielaw.com or SecNancy Ordowski ncordowski@gmail.com

 

·        Senate Education Committee Approves Law To Halt Common Core Implementation

·        Gay-Rights-Activists-In-Uproar-Over-AZ-Religious-Freedom-Bill

·        Ariz Gov On Religion Bill:  'It's Very Controversial'

·        Maricopa County Sending Out 2015 Valuation Notices

·        McCain Visits Phoenix Area For Town Halls

·        Gov-Candidates- Jones, Smith, Bennett  Against Controversial Ariz Religion Bill

·        FCC-Backs-Off-Newsroom-Survey-Plan

·        Audio-Howard-Stern-Says-I-Will-Never-Vote-Democrat-Again; They-Are-Communists

·        Obamas-Cousin-He’s-Worst-President-In-History     Barack 'Either Doesn't Understand Or Has Forgotten What America Is All About'

·        Arizona State Parks Chief Punished For Hiring Sons, Boosting Pay

·        Court’s Pension Ruling Could Cost Arizona Taxpayers Millions

·        Is SB1062 The New SB1070? It's Up To Brewer.   Montini

·        Supporters-Of-Sb1062-Reluctant-To-Go-On-Camera-Fearing-Retribution

·        Business Groups Urge Gov. Brewer To Veto SB1062

·        Russell Pearce On Why The 14th Amendment Bars 'Anchor Babies'   CNN Interview

·        Gov. Brewer: Save AZ From Crazy   Roberts

·        Religion Bill Offers Us Freedom To Look Like Boobs     Roberts

·        Getting Rid Of Dark Money, Do You Know Where You Legislators Stand?     Roberts

·        Arizona CPS Worker Accused Of Trying To Buy Heroin

·        Supporters Of SB1062 Reluctant To Speak Out, Fearing Retribution  

·        Authorities: Smuggling Ring In Arizona Busted

·        One-Smart-Cookie-Girl-Scout-Sells-117-Boxes-In-45-Minutes-At-Marijuana Clinic

·        Arizona Senate Repeals 2013 Election Law

·        Senate Panel Oks School-Standards Bills

·        Colo., Utah Move To Hike Smoking Age To 21

·        AZRRT-Results-Of-Recent-Votes    Jose Borrajero's Page

·        Persecuted-Syrian-Christian-Rips-Senator-John-McCain

·        Warm Weather Brings Insects, Spiders, Reptiles Out Early

·        Arizona Bill Could Allow Guns In Public Places

·        Joe Arpaio To Be Interviewed In Immigration Case

·        Arpaio Documentary 'The Joe Show' To Debut At Sedona Film Festival

·        12th Bighorn Sheep Dies In Mountain Near Tucson

 

IMMIGRATION/BORDERS/ILLEGALS

·        M3 Report     Updated Daily    Caution: Graphic Photos  

·        AZ Border Defenders     Updated Daily

·        Azborderdefenders  - Hidden Cameras

·        Need2no.Us   Border News Watch:

SECOND AMENDMENT/GUN RIGHTS

·        With The 2nd Amendment You Must Make A Stand…neutrality Has No Place

FIRST AMENDENT – FREE SPEECH

·        New-Obama-Initiative-Tramples-First-Amendment-Protections

CAMPAIGNS/ELECTIONS

·        Super-Pac-Heavily-Funded-By-Soros-Takes-Aim-At-Scott-Walker

·        Principle-And-Power

·        Video Proof – Democrats Break The Law To Win Elections

MEDIA

·        Day After Msnbc President Apologizes For Calling Gop Racist, Network Host Repeats Insult

·        Obama Now Wants To Put Government Monitors In Newsrooms

·        Media-Is-Desperate-To-Censor-Horrific-Hate-Crime-Torture-Murder-Of-Twelve-Year-Old-Texas-Boy

IMPEACHMENT

·        Over-100-Congressmen Are Cosponsoring Bill To Sue Obama

·        Judge-Napolitano: Impeachment-The-Only-Way-To-Stop-Obama's-Executive-Actions

·        Updated-Articles-Of-Impeachment

BENGHAZI

·        Report-Bergdahl-Prisoner-Swap-Back-On Table

WAR ON WOMEN

·        Former Clinton Aide: Hillary IS The War On Women

RACIAL

·        Watch Deneen Discuss NAACP Hypocrisy

·        NAACP Judges Black Senator By The Color Of His Skin

DOJ

·        Holder Can’t Explain If Constitution Allows Obama’s Executive Actions

FEDERAL

·        The Government’s War On The Lemonade Stand

CONGRESS

·        Ted-Cruz: I Dont-Work-Party-Bosses-Washington

·         Lawmaker Mocks Common Core Opponents By Putting $8 In Budget For ‘Tin Foil Hats’

·        Michele-Bachmann-Undeterred-And-Undiminished

·        Ted-Cruz-Stirs-Gop-Enthusiasm-At-Sarasota-Rally

·        Democrat-Senator-In Full Retreat: 'I Will-Vote-Tomorrow-Repeal' Obamacare (If It Will Save My Job)

EPA

·        EPA Bans Most Wood-Burning Stoves

·        Dirty Business At The EPA

EDUCATION 

·        Teachers-Union-Steps-Stall-Investigation-After-Heroin-Found-Faculty-Bathroom-Ny

·        Fired For Teaching The Constitution: Interview W/ Krisanne Hall

·        NYC School Cutting Gifted Program Because Too Few Minority Students Qualify

·        Sex And Lies In Current Tn School Textbooks

OBAMACARE/HEALTH

·        Fourth-Georgia-Hospital-Closes-Due-To Obamacare-Payment-Cuts

·        Sebelius Twists Truth On Obamacare Job Losses

·        Democrat-Senator-In Full Retreat: 'I Will-Vote-Tomorrow-Repeal' Obamacare (If It Will Save My Job)

UNIONS

·        NEA To Send $750,000 To NYSUT For Common Core Implementation

COMMON CORE

·        Lawmaker Mocks Common Core Opponents By Putting $8 In Budget For ‘Tin Foil Hats’

WHITE HOUSE/OBAMA

·        Mental-Health-Counselor-Says-Obama-Exhibits-Antisocial-Personality-Narcissistic-Personality-Disorders

·        EW: Unladylike-Michelle-Obama-Freaks-Us-Out-Again-Dancing-With-Jimmy-Fallon

·        ‘Obamas Are Abusing Perks Of Public Office,’ WH In Cover-Up Mode, Says Fitton

·        Feeling-Pressure-From-The-Left-Obama-Backs-Off-Of-Social-Security-Cuts-For-Now

·        Ladies, Are You Your “Brother’s Keeper?” The White House Says So

INTERNATIONAL

·        Israel Has A Right To Defend Herself

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