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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

12-23-14 MCRC Briefs

MCRC Briefs

Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor    repcomm@cox.net

Web Master   John Strasser

 

December 23, 2014

 

·       AZ Historian Marshall Trimble: On December 25, 1929 the good people of Nogales, Arizona moved the U.S. border two blocks north to include the municipal Christmas tree so that some 3,000 children living in Nogales, Sonora could come to the tree and receive gifts.

 

·       Attorney General-elect Mark Brnovich named Courtney McKinstry to the role of Legislative Liaison and Dawn Northup becomes the Chief of the Civil Agency Division to his new staff. "With Courtney and Dawn, the Attorney General's Office gains the knowledge of two experts in their fields who have proven their commitment to improving our state," Brnovich said.  McKinstry comes to the Attorney General's Office from the Arizona House of Representatives where she spent two years as the Legislative Majority Research Analyst. McKinstry examined public policy issues to determine the impact of proposed legislation, and, if necessary, she provided alternatives to that legislation. She served the Committee on Public Safety, Military, and Regulatory Affairs, as well as the Committee on Insurance and Retirement. Before working at the Arizona House of Representatives,  McKinstry was the Legislative Assistant at the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs. Northup previously worked in the Attorney General's Office as Assistant Attorney General during the terms of Grant Woods and Janet Napolitano, arguing the state's position in appellate cases in the Arizona Court of Appeals and Arizona Supreme Court. Northup then served as the Appeals Board Administrative Law Judge for the Department of Economic Security. For the past two years, Northup has used her legal expertise as General Counsel at the Arizona Department of Corrections.  "Dawn's experience in the Attorney General's Office makes her the ideal candidate to lead the Civil Agency Division, " Brnovich added. "In the course of her impressive career, we have seen her consistently make choices in the best interest of Arizonans." 

 

·       Congressman Paul A. Gosar in anticipation of the Christmas holiday: “The Christmas season offers us all a chance to not only celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, but also to gather with family and friends and cherish the ones we love most. Unfortunately, many of our brave men and women serving in the military will be celebrating away from their loved ones while they protect our freedoms abroad. This Christmas, I will be keeping them in my heart and my prayers, including one Arizona soldier in particular. Army Specialist Wyatt J. Martin from Mesa, Arizona was killed in action on Friday, December 12, 2014, in Parwan Province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Specialist Martin was the ideal soldier who exemplified the best of what Arizona has to offer. This Christmas, I will be remembering Wyatt Martin, his family and the heroic sacrifice he made so that we may live in the land of the free. I am eternally grateful for his service and the service of all of our men and women in uniform. Without their sacrifices, we would not have the liberties and freedoms we enjoy today. I ask that all Arizonans join with me in keeping Wyatt Martin and his family in our sincerest thoughts and prayers.” More about Army Specialist Wyatt J. Martin in a recent Arizona Republic article HERE.

 

·       Someone Doesn’t Have Enough To Do: nanny-comfyballs-underwear-banned  Leave it to Uncle Sam to decide which product names are obscene and too racy for your household. That's just what happened in this case, when government bureaucrats decided to block a patent for an underwear company.

 

·       Maricopa County Republican Candidates for the Jan 10, 2015 Mandatory Meeting (All elected PCs eligible to vote. Additional candidates can also be nominated from the floor that day). 

ü  Candidates Running Solo:

o   Chairman – Tom Morrissey    (LD18)

o   2nd Vice Chair – Aaron Borders   (LD29)

o   2nd Vice Chair – Art Olivas, Jr.  (LD27)

o   Secretary   - Matt Eberle  (LD17)

o   Treasurer- David Ludwig   (LD24)

ü  Conservative Team Candidate Slate consisting of:

o   Chairman - Tyler Bowyer  (LD17)

o   1st Vice Chairman- April Riggins (LD23)

o   2nd Vice Chairman - Andrew Costanzo  (LD27)

o   Secretary- Pat Oldroyd   (LD25)

ü  Candidate Slate consisting of:

o   Chairman - Lisa Gray   (LD21)

o   1st Vice Chairman - Jeni White   (LD18)

 

·       Candidates for the January 24, 2015 AZGOP Mandatory Meeting. (State Committeemen only eligible to vote. Nomination can be made from the floor.)

ü  Candidate Slate consisting of :

o   Chairman – Lori Urban

o   1st Vice Chairman - A. J. LaFaro 

o   2nd Vice Chairman- Gabby Saucedo-Mercer

o   Secretary – Lynne Breyer

ü  Candidate running solo:

o   Chairman - Robert Graham

o   1st Vice Chairman - Parralee Schneider PIMA

o   2nd Vice Chairman - Jeni White MARICOPA

o   Secretary - Linda White PIMA

 

·       George Teegarden and MCRC First Vice Chair April Riggins assisted in most of the LD elections held in November.

 

·       The Annual ‘PC Day At The Capitol’ is scheduled for Jan 15, according to the MCRC Chairman A J LaFaro. He urges PCs to RVSP to www.pcday.eventbrite.com for lunch reservations.  The schedule:

ü  9 am-11:03 am - Meet with your legislators

ü  11:30 -1 pm – Rally and lunch in the Rose Garden (W of House Bldg) Reservations/tickets  required. Reservations at www.pcday.eventbrite.com  Tickets:  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/pc-day-at-the-capitol-tickets-10071328615

ü  1 pm – House Gallery – Introduced by the Speaker

ü  1:30 pm -  Senate Gallery – Introduced by the President

ü  1 pm – group meetings with legislators

ü  All day – Sign up on ALIS request to speak – House/Senate lobbyists.

Co-sponsored by the Maricopa County Republican Committee and the Arizona Republican Assembly.  Activities:  See  AzRA2014@zoho.com 

 

·        The Arizona Project will not meet again until Jan 5, 2015, according to Chr Ron Ludders. 602-677-1496.

 

·       Rev Clyde Bowen, Chairman of the AAARC, is asking for donations to help fund the third Emancipation Proclamation Observance Day of Thanksgiving Event scheduled at noon, Jan 1, 2015 at East Lake Park, 16th St. and Jefferson St. Phoenix. Contact Bowen:aaarc6@centurylink.net or 602 274-5439   Facebook: http://goo.gl/OAycJ0

 

·       Arrowhead Republican Women will be meeting Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at Briarwood Country Club, 20800 N. 135th Ave., Sun City West. Speaker: George Khalaf,  who works for the State Republican Party. Check-in begins 10:45 am, meeting begins 11:30 am. Reservation is required, $20 payable by cash or check at the door. Reservations must be made through arwlunchrsvp@gmail.com. Arrowhead Republican Women is open to Republican women registered to vote in AZ - Republican men may join as associate members.

 

·       The Voice Of Veterans “ Coffee Corner,” is a place where you can grab that cup of coffee, sit back, and listen to a variety of commentators talk about what is happening in America and across the World.  Commentators of various backgrounds and opinions, enable you to hear comments designed to bring facts to light, express opinions -often hidden or not mentioned by most media outlets.  Your participation will always be welcome. Send your comments or disagreements with the commentator.  VOV Radio Show archives   - Vernon Bagley, President & CEO Veterans Broadcasting Network of America, Inc.

 

·       The Washington Times Has Launched Operation Seasons Greetings  and have built a special portal allowing you to send your personalized thanks and to meet some of our men and women in uniform on video. Click here  From the portal you can:

ü  Sign an interactive greeting card thanking all service members, while leaving behind a special message

ü  Watch videos of more than a dozen enlisted Navy sailors and airmen explain why they volunteered to serve their country

ü  Nominate a service member to win on Christmas Eve a brand new Lenovo laptop emblazoned with The Washington Redskins official logo

ü  Watch videos of Washington Redskins players and cheerleaders describe their own personal thanks for our armed services members.

If you know of a worth military family, send their name in today to win the laptop. Watch a few videos of our service members or Redskins saluting them and sign the greeting card to thank all of our fighting men and women for their service. - The Washington Times

 

·       Christmas Song:  If You Don't See Merry Christmas In The Window...  

 

 

NEWS LINKS

 

·        No Wood-Burning Fires Allowed In Maricopa County On Christmas Eve

·        Christmas Isn't Complete Without A George W. Bush Bedtime Story

·        Red-States-Keep-Growing-Faster-Than-Blue-States

·        Robert Robb:  McCain-Flake-Logroll-For-Copper

·        World-War-Ii-Hero-We Should Have Known  E J Montini

·        APS Warns Customers About Phishing Scam

·        Weather Charge Catches SW Gas Customers Off-Guard

·        Highway Tunnel Will Be First In AZ To Sport LED Lighting

·        Keurig Recalls Millions Of Coffee Makers

·        9000-Muslims, Including-One-Known-Terrorist Coming To US Soon .. And We Are Paying For It

·        The Democrat's Guide To Talking Politics With Your Republican Uncle

·        Video-SUV-Evaporates-In-The-Snow   Slow Down In Snow…The Video Is Genuine. The Accident Took Place On February 24, 2012 Near The Village Of Omutischi Petushki In Russia's Vladimir Region.

·        Tribes Tread Carefully Into Marijuana Discussions

·        McCain: Obama Doesn’t Understand Hacks Are Warfare

·        McCain-Taps-Former-Speech-Writer-To-Direct-Defense-Panel-Staff

·        Into The Mist: Unusual Weather Phenomenon Hits Maricopa Area Last Friday

·        Infamous-VA-Official-Fired-But-Not-For-The-Reason-Youd-Expect-Like-Getting-Al-Capone-For-Tax-Evasion

·        Holiday-Spending-Borrowing-Up-2014

·        Fact-Check: Brnovich-On Medical-Marijuana

·        Green-Party-Back On Arizona-Ballot

·        Biggest-Politics-Donors-Election-2014

·        Court Violates Arizona’s 10th Amendment State’s Rights

·        No-Longer-Republican

·        Theater-Owner-Says-The-Interview-Will-Have-Christmas-Day-Screenings-After-All

·        Mohave Sheriff Fires Deputy Charged In Domestic Violence Case

·        CT Man Will Get Christmas Off From Work After Grandson Writes Letter To Santa

·        Woman Gives Baby To Stranger In Phoenix, Runs Off

·        Puna Lava Flow Continues Slowing Trend As It Creeps Toward Pahoa Marketplace

·        No Animal Cruelty Charges In Green Acre Dog Boarding Case

·        Weather Charge Catches SW Gas Customers Off-Guard

·        Authorities Waiting Out Bear Spotted In East Valley Field

·        Legal Aid Nonprofit Helps Pinal Residents

·        City Council Retreat: Council Balances Wants, Waning Funds

·        Food, Gifts Go Out To Those In Need Just In Time For Christmas

·        FBI Reports Threat To Mississippi River Bridge. Is It ISIS?

·        First-Day-Hikes-Arizona-State-Parks

·        No-Burn-Day-For-Christmas-Eve

·        Mesa-Bear-Continues-To-Dodge-Officials

·        Select-US-Theaters-Say-They’ll-Show-‘The-Interview’-Thursday

·        Late-Cochise-County-Sheriff-Dever-Honored-With-Regional-Firing-Range

·        Anti-Gun-PSA-Encourages-Kids-To-Steal-Parents-Guns-And-Turn-Them-In-To-Teachers

·        McCain-Laughs-Off-Sarah-Palin-Arizona-Senate-Primary-Rival

·        It’s-Ok-To-Say-Merry-Christmas

 

SEEING RED AZ

·        A Christmas Gift From Sheriff Joe Arpaio

·        NAACP: NY Police Slayings Show “Need For Sensible Gun Control”

SONORAN ALLIANCE

·        Uncivil-War: McCain-Purging-Conservatives-From-AZGOP

ESPRESSO PUNDIT

·        Fact Check Lunacy

·        Measure Twice...Cut Once

·        Fact Check Nightmare....that was fast.

·        Republic "Fact Checks" are actually Hit Pieces

·        Is this legal?

·        Whigging Out

FLOYD REPORTS

·        Fox News, Fox Business Blacked Out From Dish Network

·        Sheriff Joe Predicts New York Police Deaths Were Just The First Of Many

·        Charity Started By Late New York Yankees Owner Offers To Cover Education Of Children Of Slain NYPD Officer

·        Walmart Exposed: Retail Giant Using Your Dollars To Fund Radical Pro-Gay Agenda

·        North Korea Warns Of Attacks Against “All Of Mainland USA” After Hacking Claims

·        Greg Gutfeld Has Some Harsh Words For Hypocritical Race Baiters After Two Cops Slaughtered

·        NYPD Cops Turn Their Backs On Mayor After Ambush Of Two Officers

BILL WHITTLE

·        Bill Whittle: We’re Number Two

MICHELLE MALKIN

·        Mrs. Obama's Tall Tales Of Racialized Victimhood

FROSTY WOOLDRIDGE

·        Frosty Wooldridge: Part 1: Impregnating America With Muslims: Consequences To Our Society

ALLEN B WEST

·        Allen West: ‘Why Do We Believe Police Need Retraining Or Reorganization And Reforming?’

 

NEW ZEAL BLOG

·        Our Weasel Of The Week Nominees – 12/23/14

·        Forum: What Are Your Thoughts On President Obama’s Normalizing Relations With Cuba?

 

 

 

MCRC maricopa.arizonagop.us/

·       Maricopa County Republican Committee ByLaws   2014

AZGOP azgop.org/blog/

·        AZGOP financial reports filed/ AZ Sec of State   azsos.gov/cfs/FilerDetail 

·        FEC filing     fec.gov/r/CandidateCommitteeDetail/   

·        Arizona_Republican_Party_Bylaws

RNC www.rnc.org

·        RNC-Calls-On-Theater-Owners-To-Screen-Sonys-The-Interview

·        They're-Coming-For-Mike-Lee

GOP www.gop.com

·        No-Longer-Republican

ILLEGALS/IMMIGRATION/BORDERS/AMNESTY

·        Remember 1986

·        AZ Border Defenders     Updated Daily

·        Need2No    Border News Watch  

SECOND AMENDMENT/FIREARMS

·        Rangel: Cops Should Focus On Gun Control Instead Of Pointing Fingers At Politicians

HACKERS

·        Sony Hacking Scandal Was Hoax To Promote Film, Former Exec Claims

MILITARY/DOD/VETERANS

·        Sentenced-To-20-Years; Charged-With-Murder-For-Protecting-His-Men-From-Taliban

·        Task-Force-Denies-Reports-That-US-Ground-Troops-Engaged-ISIS

·        More Than 500 Vets Died At VA Hospitals Due To Mistakes Since 2010, Records Show

·        Feds Spend $189,186 To Study Transgender Mortality Using VA Medical Records

·        Rulings Keep Two Army Wives From Being Forced Out Of US

·        Two C-17 Squadrons Will Be Inactivated In 2016

·        Former Delta Force Doctor Named Top Rural Physician In America

·        Engineer's Arrest Shows Weakness With Security Checks

·        McCain Taps Former Speech Writer To Direct Defense Panel Staff

·        Bergdahl Investigation Review Concluded, Decision Pending

·        Two C-17 Squadrons Will Be Inactivated In 2016

·        Cyber Retaliation Suspected After North Korea’s Internet Crashes

·        Former Delta Force Doctor Named Top Rural Physician In America

·        Engineer's Arrest Shows Weakness With Security Checks

·        Rulings Keep Two Army Wives From Being Forced Out Of Us

·        Train And Compare With The Official Navy Seal Fitness App

·        Bombs Away: EOD Disposes Of Explosive Threats

·        Rulings Keep Two Army Wives From Being Forced Out Of US

·        Congress Again Buys Abrams Tanks The Army Doesn't Want

·        Pentagon Could Make Combat Action Badge Retroactive To World War Ii

·        VA In Healthcare Hiring Spree, But Can It Keep Jobs Filled?

CAMPAIGNS/ELECTIONS

·        How-To-Upgrade-The-GOP-Presidential-Debates

·        Jeb Bush: The U.S. Chamber Of Commerce's Waterboy

·        The Reasons Jeb Bush Does Not Inspire Conservatives

MEDIA

·        Dish-Drops-Powerhouse-Fox-News-Channel

·        Dish Announces It’s Dropping Fox News Channel, But Fox May Get the Last Laugh   Fox pulls in over 1.2 million viewers in a day. Losing such a massive source of viewership would certainly hurt Dish as it competes with ChromeCast and AppleTV.

·        O'Reilly: Incompetent De Blasio Cannot Run NYC, Must Resign

JUDGE JEANINE PIRRO

·        Judge Jeanine Slams De Blasio: 'You're A Coward With Blood On Your Shoes'

DR. BEN CARSON

·        Dr. Carson: 'The Community Has To Recognize That A Thug Is A Thug'

·        Why Republicans Should Nominate Ben Carson For President

·        Ben-Carson-Pledges-Support-For-Israel

·        Ben-Carson-Blames-Obama-For-Palestinian-Aggression

BILL/HILLARY

·        Questions For Hillary. Here's What She'll Need To Answer In 2015.

IRS

·        Mccain: Obama Doesn’t Understand Hacks Are Warfare

LAW & ORDER

·        NY Cops Tell Mayor & Council Speaker To Stay Away From Their Funerals

·        'He Didn't Deserve To Die Like This': Family Of Slain NYPD Officer Speaks Out

·        Sheriff Clarke: If You See Al Sharpton Coming, Run

·        The New York Cop Killer Was Arrested 19 Times. Why Was He Able To Get A Gun?

·        3 Cops Murdered Due To Racial Hatred: Will There Be Nationwide Protests Over This?

·        More Than Half Of Police Officers Killed In 2014 Were Attacked

·        Charity Started By Late New York Yankees Owner Offers To Cover Education Of Children Of Slain NYPD Officer

·        Why This Bold Black Lawman Just Threw The Book At ‘Phony’ Al Sharpton As A ‘Cartoon’

·        Giuliani Slams Anti-Police 'Hate Speech'

·        Former NYPD Commish: Never Seen Such Dissension Between Police And A Mayor

·        Retired-Cops-Discuss-Ways-To-Stop-De-Blasio-From-Attending-Funerals-Of-Slain-Officers

·        Shame-De-Blasio-Attacks-NYPD-Officers-That-Turned-Their-Backs-On-Him

WAR ON WOMEN

·        Brigitte Gabriel To Muslim Woman Who Claims Majority Of Muslims Are Portrayed Badly: The Peaceful Majority Are Irrelevant

FEDERAL

·        Feds Spend $189,186 To Study Transgender Mortality Using VA Medical Records

·        FBI-Investigated-White-House-Aide-For-Giving-Secret-Documents-To-Gerry-Adams

·        Giuliani Slams Anti-Police 'Hate Speech'

COURTS

·        District Court Declares Obama Immigration Amnesty Unconstitutional

PROTESTERS/THUGS/RIOTS

·        Protesters Heckle NYPD Cops Paying Respects At Slain Officers’ Memorial

·        Assassinating New York's Finest: The Sorry Result Of Anti-Cop Activism

·        Islam Rears Its Head In Murder Of Cops

CONGRESS

·        Rangel: Cops Should Focus On Gun Control Instead Of Pointing Fingers At Politicians

·        Rep. Grimm Pleads Guilty To Felony Tax Charge

·        Rep. Rogers: Obama 'Saying Aloha' Is 'Not The Answer' To North Korea Cyber Attack

·        400,000 Letters On Their Way To Congress In An Effort To Dump John Boehner As Speaker

·        Rubin: Obama Gives Democracy The Shaft

·        Congrats, Congress, You Figured Out A Way Not To Ruin Christmas This Year!

·        Rev. Graham: ‘Politicians Aren’t Going To Solve The Mess We Have … It’s Going To Be God Himself’

·        Sargent: Mitch Mcconnell, Compromiser?

·        Congress Checks Administration’s Impact On Mideast Balance Of Power After ISIL Surge

OBAMACARE/HEALTH

·        Opening Brief in Major Obamacare Challenge Filed With Supreme Court

EPA/GREENIES

·        New EPA Regs Issued Under Obama Are 43 Times As Long As Bible

·        You'll Never Guess How Much EPA Employees Were Paid To Misbehave

EDUCATION

·        Oberlin_College_Denies_Request   Oberlin College Denies Request To Suspend Failing Grades To Give Relief To Students Who Demonstrated

·        Professor Banned From Campus For Disagreeing With Debatable Subject

COMMON CORE/AGENDA 21

·        High School: Islamic Vocabulary Lesson Part Of Common Core Standards

·        Watch: 100-Year-Old Math Teacher Shreds Common Core

DEPT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

·        DHS Report Admits That Deportations Declined In FY 2014

SECRETARY OF STATE

·        Guantanamo Chief-Cliff-Sloan-Stepping-Down

WHITE HOUSE/OBAMA

·        North Korea: Stop Spreading Falsehoods, Or We’ll Bomb The White House

·        Dietl To Obama: Get Off The Golf Course And Go To The NYPD Funerals

·        Obama Repeats: ‘I’ll Act On My Own When It’s Necessary’

·        States-Rebelling-Against-Obama

·        Obama-Golfs-After-Receiving-Word-Of-NYPD-Shooting

INTERNATIONAL

·        Departing State Dep’t Official Arranged Transfer Of 34 Gitmo Detainees In 18 Months

·        ISIS Fighters Use Amphetamines For Courage

·        North Korean Story Gets Stranger And Stranger

·        Syria Shoots Down Israeli ‘Skylark-1′ Near Area With Increased ISIL Activity

·        Israel Committed To F-35s But Seen Shifting Priority To Unmanned Long-Range Strikes

·        Gaza Set To Explode: Whether ‘Directed At Egypt, Israel, Palestinian Authority Or Hamas’

·        Hamas Said Using Cement, Steel From UN Aid To Repair Attack Tunnels

·        Alleged Turkish Spy Ring Arrested In Germany Amid Increasing Bilateral Tensions

·        As ISIL Advances, Lebanon Military Aid Delayed Over Fears It Would Be Used By Hizbullah

·        Egypt Receives U.S. Apache Attack Copters That Had Been Blocked Since July 2013

·        Scrambling Saudis Blame Oil Price Drop On U.S. Fracking Revolution, Global Economic Slowdown

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