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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

2-25-14 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 25, 2014

 

·  The Home Towns and Heroes TV Show will be filming a segment at 2 pm, Feb 27 at Salsa Blanca Mexican Restaurant, 20221 N 67th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85308.   Dino Kontofakas, owner, has agreed to donate proceeds from menu sales during the filming to help keep the MCRC West Valley office open.  Some folks have already committed $100 toward the office fund. Others are urged to come out and order something from the menu during the filming.  As you may recall, the MCRC West Valley office must be vacated by March 11 because the shopping center management can no longer provide free office space. The new 30-minute Home Towns and  Heroes TV Show will feature Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio on the March 29 showing on SW6 in Phoenix.

 

·       Arizona Gubernatorial Candidates Doug Ducey, Christine Jones, Al Melvin, Frank Riggs, Scott Smith and Andrew Thomas will join keynote speaker Mark Herr at the Maricopa County Republican Committee’s  March 8 Lincoln Day Luncheon in Phoenix, according to A. J. LaFaro, MCRC Chairman

 

·       Reservation Deadline for the MCRC Lincoln Day luncheon has been extended to 5 pm, Wed, Feb 26 due to the expansion of gubernatorial speakers appearing at the event, according to LaFaro. Make your reservations at: http://maricopa.arizonagop.us/index.php

 

·       Order Your Tickets for the March 8 Maricopa County GOP Lincoln Day Luncheon. $30 per person.

·        Info: Lincoln_Day_Lunch_2014   Online

·       Reservations:  maricopa.arizonagop.us=Lincoln_Day_Lunch 

·        Mail in reservations form:_LDL_Flyer.pdf

·       Table sponsorships: Lori Urban GOPGAL14@gmail.com or 480-221-9633

 

·       Andrew Costanzo Is Calling For Volunteers for the March 8 Lincoln Day luncheon at the El-ZaribahShrine Aditorium, 552 N. 40th St., Phx.  The luncheon starts at 11:30 AM.  Volunteers will be released from their assignments as early as possible so that they may enjoy this PC appreciation luncheon. Volunteers are needed to:

·       Set up and decorating – 9 – 11 am.

·       Parking lot volunteers to assist the flow of traffic – 10:30 - 11:30 am.

·       Guest services, which includes guest sign in  – 10:30 - 11:30 am.

Please advise your preferred assignment to andrew@theirishgifthouse.com  Volunteer Coordinator    480 677-0697.

 

·       Suzanne Menges, Greenlee County Republican Chairman: “Frosty, I just wanted to echo Mr. Hickman's comments-your work is so much appreciated!  Especially for us out in the rural areas, your daily newsletter is invaluable! I read it every single day!  Thanks so much for doing such an outstanding job of keeping everyone informed!”   Editor’s Note:  Thank you Suzanne, for your kind words.  Frosty

 

·       Sue Goodchild, Long Time Yavapai County Activist, is hosting a ‘meet and greet” soup and salad dinner for Supt of Public Education candidate Diane Douglas between 5-7 pm, March 14 in Goodchild’s home, 1905 West Road 2 South, Chino Valley. Minimum donation $10.  RSVP: sgcater@aol.com or 928-636-7355.

 

·       And speaking of Goodchild, she is recovering nicely from her recent heart attack. 

 

·       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)

 

·       The Estrella Conservative Republican Club will meet at 7 pm, Feb 26 at 7 pm at Starpointe.  AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham  and attorney general candidate Mark Brnovich will address the group.

 

·       Rep. Tom Forese’  HH2260 - Small Business Bill of Rights legislation backed by NFIB - scored a 59-0 in a House vote yesterday. HB 2260 empowers and protects small business owners by requiring state regulators to disclose their due process rights at the start of an audit, inspection or other regulatory enforcement action. HB2260 summary

 

·       Two Of Sen Kelli Ward’s Bill are up in the House today. SB1123 is a bill to decrease liability and SB1272 is a constituent-driven bill to help AZ non-profits  Legislative session

 

·       AZ Catholic Conference Legislative Update: If signed into law, SB 1062 will provide an important update to Arizona's Religious Freedom Restoration Act to make sure that the religious liberties of Arizonans are better protected. Please be sure to go to www.azcatholicconference.org and use our "Action Alert" to politely ask Governor Brewer to continue her support of religious liberty by signing SB1062 into law.

 

·       AZ Nursing Student Sues After Being Suspended For Requestin Instruction In English

 

·       Zack Taylor, Chairman & Border Security Expert - National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers (NAFBPO) Statement: “I am certain that we can all agree that our institutions have been corrupted.  If any part of this allegation is true, Pima Community College has exhibited extreme corruption for all to see.  If true, it is past time extreme corrective measures be applied to PCC.

“From our view, this is an example of a tax payer funded, state educational institution being corrupted far beyond any expectations of reasonable Americans.  It did not happen over-night.  The indications that Pima Community College was headed in this direction should have been clear long ago.  Where was the governing board?  Where was Lee Lambert?  Where is the State of Arizona? Yet larger questions remain, why was David Kutzler appointed to his position and what governing body sanctions his actions by continuing his employment? 

“This is a further example of the results of having an ‘Immigrant Friendly City’ also known as a ‘Sanctuary City’.  Two terms for the same mind set on display in Tucson, Arizona.  This is a predictable result of non-enforcement of Immigration Laws which will adversely affect our children and grandchildren for generations to come.”

 

·       Former Graham County Sheriff  Richard Mack and founder of  the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association will address the Surprise Tea Party Patriots at 6:30 pm, Tues, March 18 at the Sun City West Foundation Plaza, 14465 West R. H. Johnson Blvd. Mack will speak on State's Rights, Oath of Office, and how to use the State Supreme Court to repeal Obamacare. As a constitutional sheriff, he is a defender of the Bill of Rights and state's sovereignty has been awarded the highest honors from the Second Amendment Foundation, Gun Owners of America, and the NRA. Contact: SurpriseTeaPartyPatriots

 

·       The ‘Voice Of Veterans’ Feb 24 Radio Talk Show with Secretary of DefenseChuck Hagel  has been archived at ShowArchives  VOV is broadcast from 3-5 pm, Saturdays on KXXT 1010. Host Vernon Bagley, co-host Phil Mason.   480-423-1260. Questions/topics contact: Bagley at vbagley@azgop.org  or MAVS@azgop.org

 

·       CD2 Candidate Martha McSally: "I am a strong supporter of religious liberty, but I share the concerns of many Arizonans on both sides of the aisle in opposing SB 1062. Having fought discriminatory policies first-hand my entire life, I can simply not support a measure that would open the door for potential discrimination in our state. I join the growing number of voices urging Governor Brewer to veto this measure so that all Americans will know that Arizona is a state that stands for equality, liberty and freedom for all." Contact: info@mcsallyforcongress.com   520-488-4610

 

·       Rep. David Schweikert Responses to Monday’s Supreme Court hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to change the emission limits for energy providers regulated by the Clean Air Act: “Yesterday’s hearing was an eye opening look into the regulatory patterns of the EPA, and an opportunity to shed sunlight on the overarching programs burdening our economy,” said Chairman Schweikert.” The energy producers in this country do not need a command and control regulatory regime built upon more paperwork, decades old science, and job-crushing programs, but instead, transparent, scientific regulations built on open data. I am hopeful that our Justices are able to separate the regulatory overreach of the EPA from the altruistic message of the agency’s supporters.”

 

·       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.

 

·       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

 

 

Calendar:

·        Feb 26– ESTRELLA CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN CLUB. (4th Wed) 7 pm, Starpointe in Estrella.  Starpointe (Elliot Rd immediately off Estrella Pkwy), Goodyear.  Speakers: AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham and Attorney General candidate Mark Brnovich. Contact:  Richard Newcomer: 623-398-5638  rln2011@msn.com

 

·        Feb 26  – “Legal-Ease With Dennis Wilenchik” - Republican political talk show, (every Wed) 4 pm. KFNX 1100. legaleseonline

 

·        Feb 27– Politics on the Rocks. (4th Thurs) 6 pm, The Mint,  7373 E. Camelback Rd. Scottsdale.  Contact: Charles A. Jensen    Politics on the Rocks    

 

·        Feb 27 - Crossroads With Van Political Talk Show, (Mon & Thurs) 2 pm, Call in 347-857-4804.  Questions to crossroadswithvan@gmail.com   http://www.blogtalkradio.com/van-the-radio-man 

 

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

 

·        Salmon Scores 100% on Pro-Growth, Pro-Economic Freedom Scorecards

·        Sens. McCain And Graham On Obama Defense Budget Proposal

·        John McCain On Developments In Ukraine

·        McCain-Flake-Call-For-Veto-Of-Arizonas-Anti-LGBT-Bill

·        McCain-Joins-Opposition-To-Arizonas-Religious-Rights-Bill

·        Holder-Tells-State-AGs-Not-To-Defend-Laws-They-Disagree-With

·        Brewer Pressed To Veto SB 1062

·        New-Insight-On-SB1062-Decision-By-Longtime-Brewer-Advisor

·        SB1062 Author Defends Bill: Disappointed In Reaction

·        Lawyer Defends SB1062: Constitutional And Should Be Signed

·        Gov. Brewer Back In Phoenix; Speculation On SB 1062 Escalates

·        An Overview Of The Controversy Around SB 1062

·        Brewer Mulls Whether To Seek Re-Election

·        The Good News About SB 1062? People Are Now Paying Attention   Roberts

·        Another Law (Like SB1062) That Costs Us   Montini

·        Brewer Has All The Info She Needs   Montini

·        The Brewer Bet   Allhands

·        ASU Law Professor Weighs In On SB 1062

·        Phoenix-City-Council-Votes-To-Urge-Governor-To-Veto-SB-1062

·        Phone-Lines-Back-Up-At-AZ-Governors-Office

·        SB-1062-How-Did-Your-Senator-Vote

·        Brewer Advisor Recommends Veto Of SB 1062   Chuck Coughlin

·        Bill-Would-Impose-New-Public-Records-Fee-In-AZ

·        Senate-Passes-Bill-Allowing-Killing-Of-Wolves

·        Best Warrior: Arizona Soldiers Go Head-To-Head In Skills Competition

·        The-Muslim-Brotherhood-In-America

·        Military Base Closures Are Coming: Are We Ready?  Allhands

·        Ariz. State Budget: Many Priorities Suffer

·        Failure To Address 2011 Hacking Tied To ’13 Breach

·        Fund Planned For Wildfire Suppression

·        71% Say It's Not The Government's Job To Monitor News Content

·        61% Favor Smaller Government With Fewer Services And Lower Taxes 

·        Voters Want Little U.S. Involvement In Ukraine

·        Martha-McSally: Wake-Up-And-Unite-To-Save-David Monthan

·        Steller: Threats-To-DM-Are-Real-But-There's No Need To Panic

·        American Airlines Moves To Terminal 4 At Sky Harbor

·        Glendale City Council Tables Billboard Issue  

·        Phoenix Police Hold Community Meeting About Attempted Abductions

·        Magazine Mailing Exposes Thousands Of Social Security Numbers

·        GM Adds 842,000 Vehicles To Ignition Switch Recall

·        Fiesta Bowl Lost $1.3 Mil In 2012-13

·        Friends Seek Leniency For Ex-CEO Of Fiesta Bowl

·        Rose Mofford Leads First Class Of Heroes

·        Rules To Limit Marketing Unhealthy Food In Schools

·        Ukraine Will Be More Democratic Without McCain And Obama Medding

·        Arizona-Senate-Panel-Votes-To-Strip-Common-Core-Standards

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

·        Dr. Ben Carson: America Going Over Niagara Falls, Time To Unite

 

 

AZGOP

·        Arizona_Republican_Party_Bylaws

RNC/GOP

·        The Hill: GOP Web Domain Coming Soon

IMMIGRATION/BORDERS/ILLEGALS

·        Can The Chamber Of Commerce Please Start Making Sense On Immigration?

·        Reserve refugee status for Christians fleeing Muslim persecution

·        The-Fast-And-Furious-Scandal: How-Uncle-Sam-Helps-Drug-Cartels   Provides training, arms and safe passage.

·        M3 Report     Updated Daily    Caution: Graphic Photos  

·        Remember 1986

·        AZ Border Defenders     Updated Daily

·        Azborderdefenders  - Hidden Cameras

·        Need2no.Us   Border News Watch:

SECOND AMENDMENT/GUN RIGHTS

·        Obama-Declares-Countless-Veterans-Incompetent-So-That-He-Can-Take-Away-Their-Guns

·        As American Statists Work To Destroy Gun Rights, Embattled Ukrainian Citizens Demand A Version Of The Right To Bear Arms

FIRST AMENDENT – FREE SPEECH

·        Mark Levin To Receive Inaugural Citizens United 'Andrew Breitbart Defender Of The First Amendment Award'

FOURTH AMENDEMENT

·        Supreme Court Strikes Blow To 4th Amendment With Homeowner Consent Ruling

CAMPAIGNS/ELECTIONS

·        Ted Cruz’ Name Carries Weight For Texas Gop Candidates, With Or Without His Formal Endorsement

IRS

·        States Seek Restrictions On NSA Snooping; Millions Tracked To Stop No Terror Plots

·        If NSA-Admits-Data Is-Insecure-Why Are They Permitted-To Collect It?

·        Illegal Alien ID Thief Rips Off Couple  For Years – IRS Knew, Refused To Warn Them

·        IRS Charges Veteran For Lost Equipment

MILITARY/VETERANS

·        Obama-Declares-Countless-Veterans-Incompetent-So-That-He-Can-Take-Away-Their-Guns

·        Report-VA-Destroyed-Vets-Medical-Records-To Eliminate-Requests-For Exams

·        Inside-The-Armys-Spectacular-Hidden-Treasure-Room

·        Pentagon-Plans-To-Shrink-Army-To-Pre-World-War-II-Level

HILLARY

·        Who Does Hillary Think Is Losing The Information War?

TERRORIST

·        Clarion Project: Jihadi Training Camps Found In Texas And 21 Other States

WAR ON WOMEN

·        Former Clinton Aide: Hillary IS The War On Women

RACIAL

·        Obama Policies Leave Blacks In Worse Plight  African-Americans Worse Off Than Before President Was Elected

DOJ

·        Holder-Tells-State-AGs-Not-To-Defend-Laws-They-Disagree-With

FEDERAL

·        New Fed Chairman Angrily Rejects Central Bank Audit

COURTS

·        Preet-Bharara-Lead-Prosecutor-Dinesh-D'souza-Case-Is Former-Obama-Donor

CONGRESS

·        Buck-McKeon-Criticizes-Obama-Not-Praising-Us-Troops-Success-Afghanistan ‘ This Is Inexcusable’

·        The-Worst Planned-Presser-In-Political-History

·        House GOP Has A New Tax Plan

·        GOP Senator Blocks Votes On Military Sexual Assault

·        GOP Senate Candidate Defends Use Of 'Wetbacks' Slur

·        David-Webb-Confronts-Lawmaker-Who-Called-Justice-Thomas-‘Uncle-Tom

·        Americans-Hate-Congress-In-General-Worse-Than-Their-Congressmen-In-Particular

·        Senators Demand FBI Head Answer Questions About Dinesh D’Souza’s Indictment

WELFARE

·        USDA Food Stamp Outrage Exposed Dep't of Agriculture vows change after “food stamps for foreigners” scheme uncovered: As hardworking American taxpayers struggle to pay their bills, a move by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in July 2012 would surely infuriate the country’s working class. Two years ago, the USDA used taxpayer funds to create and purchase television advertisements for a 10-part series of commercials called Parque Alegria (“Happiness Park”) on Spanish soap operas that encouraged Mexican citizens with American-born anchor babies—both legal and illegal—to apply for food stamps.

ECONOMY

·        Obama-To-Propose-1percent-Pay-Hike-For-Feds, Troops

·        Gov Report: Up To One Million Jobs Will Be Lost Due To Minimum Wage Hike

OBAMACARE/HEALTH

·        Obamacare_Will_Increase_Rates For 11M Small Business Employees, Lower For 6M, Report Says

·        Photo-Finish: Dems-In Famous-Obamacare-Signing-Pic-Rapidly-Retiring

·        Study: 33000-Jobs-Impacted-Due-To-Obamacares-Medical-Device-Tax

·        Obamacare-May-Be-Causing-A-Shift-To-Part-Time-Workers-In-Illinois

WHITE HOUSE/OBAMA

·        Dick Cheney: Obama Would Rather Spend Money On Food Stamps Than A Strong Military

·        Governors Erupt In On-Camera Dispute During White House Visit

·        What-Happens-When-Political-Messiah-Fails

·        Buck-Mckeon-Criticizes-Obama-Not-Praising-Us-Troops-Success-Afghanistan ‘ This Is Inexcusable’

·        Former-VP-Cheney: Plan-Shrink-Army Does-Enormous-Long-Term-Damage-Our Military

·        Ralph Nader: Obama Sees No Constitutional Restraint To Presidential Ability ‘To Destroy Anybody’

INTERNATIONAL

·        U.S. Has Transformed Libya Into Danger to All Africa

·        Culture War Waged at Olympics Russia comes under heavy attack by standing up for Christianity and Russia’s children: While the Sochi Winter Olympics are in full swing in Russia, President Vladimir Putin finds himself in an even bigger contest. He is battling the relentless attack of cultural communists seeking to destroy what the good nationalists who now rule Russia are trying to construct in their own nation.As a sign of protest against Putin, President Barack Obama, French President Francois Hollande, British Prime Minister David Cameron and German President Joachim Gauck are not attending the Games. Why? Because Russia supports traditional family values and opposes the promotion of sex perversion and anti-Christian activists.

·        Ukraine issues arrest warrant for president

·        As American Statists Work To Destroy Gun Rights, Embattled Ukrainian Citizens Demand A Version Of The Right To Bear Arms

 

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