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Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor    repcomm@cox.net

Web Master   John Strasser

 

Thursday, April 23, 2015 

·       Condolences to the family of Shirley Richards. She passed away at 4:40 am, April 23, 2015 in the Palliative Care Unit of Hospice of the Valley, Glendale, AZ.  Her adopted son Patrick was by her bedside. Memorial service will be held at 10 am., Sat., April 25 in the A.M. Building 4000, Christ Church Of The Valley,  7007 West Valley Rd. Peoria, AZ 85383. In lieu of flowers and cards, please make donations to Shirley's favorite benevolent organizations thru Wells Fargo Banking,  attention Shirley Richards Memorial Fund routing # 122105278 Acct # 7425096810.

·       AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham today provided some insight into the mysterious ‘Primary McCain’ posters that were recently glued to the west side of the AZGOP Headquarters. Graham said upon his arrival about 6:45 am, April 18 he discovered the posters were glued to the exterior walls. He removed them prior to the arrival of those attending the ‘Executive Committee’ meeting and the ‘anti closed Executive Committee meeting’ protestors who were restricted to the sidewalk and eventually the parking lot about 9 am. He reports no damage to the new paint. See photo at GOP-Headquarters-In-Phoenix-Hit-With McCain Posters

·       The April 18 AZGOP State Executive Committee meeting is stirring recall scuttlebutt within Republican circles throughout the state.  For those requesting accurate recall information, see the AZGOP Bylaws http://azgop.org/about/our-bylaws/   Article IV, Sec D. Removal of officers.

 

·       The Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) Membership Meeting is scheduled 9 am, April 25 in the Devonshire Center Community Room2802 East Devonshire Ave.  Phoenix, 85016 (one block North of Indian School Rd). Vetted membership: conservative Republicans. The group works to restore Constitutional and Republican Party Platform in Arizona. AzRA National Director Lori Urban will give an update on the Aug 28-30 National Federation of Republican Assemblies Presidential Endorsement Convention in Nashville, TN.  Majority Leader Steve Montenegro will give a legislative update, followed by a Q&A. A 2015 Legislative Scorecard, including Strike Everything/Budget Bills, will be heard. And first-hand reports from members of the AZGOP Executive Committee who were in attendance at the April 18 AZGOP Executive Committee meeting in Phoenix will be heard. Contact: Jason Hayes wpcc.azra@gmail.com

·       The Ahwatukee Republican Women Annual Wine & Cheese Meeting with Secretary of State Michele Reagan, is scheduled at 7 pm, Tues, April 28 at the Clarion Hotel, 5121 E. La Puente Ave., I-10 & Elliot Rod., Phoenix, AZ 85044. Refreshments at 6:30 pm. Contact Loraine Pellegrino  480-460-7101  ARWomen@aol.com    www.ahwtukeerepublicanwomen.com

 

·       The Western Pinal County Chapter of The Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) will meet with LD5 Sen Kelli Ward Kelli Ward bio , a potential Senate candidate, at 6:30 pm., Mon., April 27 at the Legacy Suites, 540 N Cacheris Ct., Casa Grande (½ mile west of I-10 on Florence Blvd.) Contact: Jason Hayes  202-394-7202  jason@jasonhayes.org

·       LD13 Precinct Committeemen will meet at 7 pm., Tues., April 28 for the ‘special election’ to fill the vacancy of former LD13 Chairman Richard ‘Dick’ Landis, who resigned April 2.  Acting Chair Wallie Campbell, first vice chairman, named Second Vice-chair Ben Boone as the nominations chairman. Anyone wishing to run for the LD13 chairmanship should contact Boone at boonoutfitters@hotmail.com .  Nominations will also be accepted from the floor.  The election will be held in the Chianti Room of the PebbleCreek Tuscany Falls Clubhouse, 16222 Clubhouse Drive, Goodyear, AZ 85395.

 

·       Seal Training For The Everyday Man is scheduled at 7 pm., April 24 and at 2:30 pm., April 25 at the North Scottsdale Christian Church, 28700 N Pima Rd., (Pima/Dynamite), Scottsdale. $69 per person. Must be 18 years or older – mental, team building and spiritual strength training. Website or Map: http://www.LifeofValor.com   Phone: 480-367-8182.

 

·       GOP Activist Alice Lara co-hosts The Chips n Salsa Show with Ben Sanchez,  Martin Gonzalez,  and Jorge Rafael Ortiz Sr. They are featuring . Carla Vazquez  at 6 pm., Sat., April 25.

 

·       Constitutional Sheriff & Peace Officer Of The Year In 2014, Sheriff David Clarke, comments at a National Press Club event in December, received more than 1 million hits on YouTube.   Clarke is a strong spokesman for peace officers and for freedom .See: Sheriff David Clarke Presentation

·       Former CIA Director David Petraeus is sentenced to two years of probation and handed a $100,000 fine for leaking classified information to his biographer and former mistress.  FoxNews.com

·       The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) is launching eCorp, a site that will provide a new user experience for the Corporations Division database, known as STARPAS. The new eCorp website is easier to navigate, and will make information more readily available to the public. The updated site can be found at: http://eCorp.azcc.gov  For video tour tutorial of the site: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxUugL8JqOo&feature=youtu.be

 

·       The Arizona Project will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., April 27 to hear two-time US Senate candidate Mike Aloisi at 3375 E. Shea Blvd., Phx. Contact Chr Ron Ludders  602-677-1496.

 

·       Editor’s Note:  When expressing opinions, lease limit commentary to 300 words.

 

·       Former Yavapai County GOP Chairman Jim Dutton points out that Sen Jeff Flake echoes former Gov Jan Brewer’s"I believe that elections have consequences . . ." Medicaid Expansion phrases  in responding to Dutton’s recent e-mail.

Flake to Dutton on April 21: Thank you for contacting me about President Obama's nominee for United States Attorney General. I appreciate receiving your comments on this matter.  As you may know, on November 7, 2014, President Obama nominated Loretta Lynch to replace Attorney General Eric Holder. On February 26, 2015, the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary voted to approve Ms. Lynch's nomination by a vote of 12 to 8. I voted in favor of her nomination.   I believe that elections have consequences and that elected presidents should be afforded a certain degree of deference in the presidential appointment process, particularly when the nominee is uniquely qualified. While I disagree with Ms. Lynch on a number of issues, including her views on the President's executive action on immigration, she is nonetheless well-qualified for the position.   Thank you again for contacting me. Please do not hesitate to do so again in the future. I also encourage you to visit my website, which may be found at flake.senate.gov.

 

·       Long-Time Republican Jim Humphrey received a response this week from his early February message to Congressman Jeff Flake asking for an explanation as to why Flake would vote to confirm Loretta Lynch for US Attorney General. Editor’s Note:  These messages have been edited due to space. The Senate approved Lynch today. Flake voted in favor of her.

ü  Flake to Humphrey on April 21: Thank you for contacting me about President Obama's nominee for US Attorney General.  On Nov 7, 2014, President Obama nominated Loretta Lynch to replace Attorney General Eric Holder. On Feb 26, 2015, the US Senate Committee on the Judiciary voted to approve Ms. Lynch's nomination by a vote of 12 to 8. I voted in favor of her nomination. I believe that elections have consequences and that elected presidents should be afforded a certain degree of deference in the presidential appointment process, particularly when the nominee is uniquely qualified. While I disagree with Ms. Lynch on a number of issues, including her views on the President's executive action on immigration, she is nonetheless well-qualified for the position. flake.senate.gov.

ü  Jim Humphrey, a retired law enforcement officer,  Response To Flake:  Regarding your convoluted and faulty reasoning. My issue is with the unconstitutional method that our President has chosen to handle some individuals, (not all) presently in the US illegally.

I “disagree with Ms. Lynch views on the President’s executive action on immigration.” Your statement that “elections have consequences” is certainly true. We are faced with the President’s despicable record and now face the consequences of electing you, because you believe “elected presidents should be afforded a certain degree of deference in the presidential appointment process” even though the President is circumventing our constitutional form of government. The three branches government are supposed to be independent; each with specific duties, given to act as a check and/or balance to the others. If this is true, then your statement that the President should be afforded a certain degree of deference in the appointment process is an abdication of your duty as a check and balance to the executive branch.

Ms. Lynch will be well qualified to carry out President Obama’s agenda; to litigate the challenge the President’s blatant un-constitutional action of general amnesty as well as whatever other unconstitutional actions the President takes.

You were one of the “bi-partisan group of Senators” who, in January 2013, outlined a “far-reaching proposal to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws,” which would have accomplished about the same thing President Obama’s executive action is doing today. Maybe you approve of what the President is doing because that’s what you tried unsuccessfully to do in 2013, --  but are going on record as opposing his executive action in order to make the citizens of Arizona believe you are for what is right?

 

·       Arizona Ready Reports: Statewide, the number of degrees and certificates awarded by Arizona’s community colleges showed a 15% increase from 2011 to 2013. It is important to note that this trend is unlikely to continue. Over the next four years, numbers are expected to remain the same based on lower-enrollment projections due to the improving economy. However, the gains expected from 2017 onward show that Arizona is on-track to reach its goal of 44,000 associate degrees and/or certificates awarded per year by 2020.  See update/graphs Community College update:

 

·       Rand-Paul: John-McCain Obamas Lapdog  … wrong about every foreign policy issue for the past two decades.

 

·       McCain-Calls-Paul-Worst-Possible-Candidate-On-National-SecurityIn the latest episode in an escalating feud between Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz, and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., McCain tells Fox News’ Neil Cavuto that the 2016 presidential hopeful is ‘the worst possible candidate of the 20 or so that are running on the most important issue, which is national security.’

 

·       Congressman Martha McSally's District Priorities Survey   McSally asked her congressional district’s input.

 

·       Supt of Public Instruction Diane Douglas will launch a statewide tour next week to hear residents opinions and concerns on all K-12 education issues. The “We Are Listening” tour will make 14 visits through the end of June. Public comments can also be submitted via email at HearingEveryVoice@azed.gov, online at www.azed.gov/HearingEveryVoice, or via the @azedschools Twitter account using #HearingEveryVoice. See schedule:

ü  Sat., April 25 – 9 am, Mohave Community College, Lake Havasu City

ü  Thurs, April 30 – 5 pm, Arizona Western College, Yuma

ü  Sat., May 2 -9 am, Glendale High School, Glendale

ü  Thurs., May 7 -5 pm, Coronado High School, Scottsdale

ü  Sat. May 9 – 9 am, Chandler High School Center for the Arts, Chandler

ü  Thurs, May 28 – 5 pm, Pima Community College Cntr/Arts, Tucson

ü  Sat. May 30 – 9 am, Buena Performing Arts Cntr, Sierra Vista

ü  Thurs, June 4 – 5 pm, Gila Community College, Globe

ü  Sat, June 6 – 9 am, Casa Grande High School, Casa Grande

ü  Thurs, June 11 – 4 pm, Prescott High School, Prescott

ü  Sat., June 13 – 9 am, Flagstaff,  tba

ü  Thurs., June 18 – 5 pm, Navajo Nation Council Chambers, Window Rock

ü  Sat., June 20 – 9 am, Round Valley Dome, Springerville.

 

AZ CONGRESSIONAL STATEMENTS

·        McCain On VA’S Failure To Fire Employees For Gross Mismanagement Of Veterans Health Care “… VA has actually only fired three people for their involvement in the scandal of patient wait times and gross mismanagement of veterans’ care.”

·        McCain On Opposing Loretta Lynch To U.S. Attorney General   statement to the Congressional Record.

·        McCain On Death Of Hostages In US Counterterrorism Operation

 

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 25

·        The Arizona Game And Fish Department And The City Of Glendale will host a free youth fishing clinic at Bonsall Pond, 59th Ave/Bethany Home Road in Phx between 9 am-2 pm, Sat., April 25. Thanks to Glendale City Councilman Jamie Aldama, along sponsors West Valley Foundation, Glendale Chamber of Commerce, Glendale Pawn 7 Jewelry, Gorman & Company, the first 1,000 kids between the ages of 10-17,  will received free fishing licenses.

 

·        Applications Are Available To High School Age Girls interested in applying for an AzFRW Dodie Londen TARS Memorial Scholarship to spend a week in DC at the National TARS Leadership Conference. Tour DC. Meet Congressional leaders. http://www.azfrw.com/scholarships.html    Application due April 25.    Contact AzFRW Scholarship Committee TARS Coordinator Lori Oien, ( 520)-603-3006. 8161 E. Lee Street, Tucson, AZ 85715   oienjmo@msn.com

·        National Columnist Charles Krauthammer and AZ Gov Doug Ducey will speak at the 6 pm., April 25 Center for Arizona Policy dinner at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel, according to CEO Cathy Herod. See details  reserve your spot

·        LD17: Master Illusionist Craig Davis will perform at the Sun Lakes Country Club on Sat, April 25  for the LD17 fundraiser. Limited seating. Magic Show Flier   Contact: Chairman Shadow Asgari at LD17shadow@gmail.com

 

·       The Sun City Grand Republican Interest Group will meet at 9 am, Sat., April 25, at 19781 N. Remington Dr., Chaparral Center in the Apache Room.   Speakers: Detectives from the Surprise Police Department presenting their program on Fraud, ID Theft, Scams, etc.  Contact: Ginny Nyre, President gnyre@cox.net (623-544-7187) or Ralph Wirebaugh rswireb@cox.net (623-584-3898). Web-site: www.grandgop.com

 

·        Tucson Republican Women will have coffee with the elephants at Reid Park Zoo,  1030 S Randolph Way, at 9 am., Sat., April 25  in Tucson to celebrate Nandi’s six month birthday.  Contact: PCRP HQ   hq@pimagop.org

 

·        The Central for Arizona Policy Dinner features National Columnist Charles Krauthammer, AZ Gov Doug Ducey, Florist Barronelle Stutzman and Cathy Herrod at 6 pm., April 25 at the Arizona Biltmore, 2400 E Missouri, Phx. Contact: azpolicy.org/familydinner or 602.424.2525.

 

MONDAY, APRIL 27

·        The Tempe Republican Women will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon, April 27 at the Pyle Rec Center , 655 E Southern Ave, Tempe.

 

TUESDAY,  APRIL 28

·        The Fountain Hills Republican Club Social will be held at 6 pm., Tues., April 28 on the patio at the Fireside Grill at the Lexington Hotel, 12800 N Saguaro Blvd, FH.   This is a social event, no speeches, no reservations. The May 26 social is at the El Encanto Restaurant, 11044 N Sauguaro Blvd, FH.  The June 23rd Social will be at Sapori D'Italia, 11865 N Saguaro Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268.  Contact: FHRepublican@gmail.com

 

·        The Yavapai County Young Republicans will meet at 6:30 pm., April 28 (last Tues of month). Contact:  Matthew Perry for current information at matthewperry1987@gmail.com.

 

·        The LD17  monthly meeting begins at 7 pm., Tues., April 28 at the Tri-City Baptist Church Seminary Building (south side of parking lot), 2211 W. Germann Road, Chandler, AZ 85286  Map Here.  Contact: Chr Shadow Asgari LD17shadow@gmail.com 

 

·        A Free Political Speech Debate is scheduled at 7 pm., Tues., April 28 at the Cronkite Journalism School at the ASU downtown Campus in Phoenix, featuring four legal experts who will address whether anonymous giving benefits or harms free speech and democratic participation. Free admission. Limited seating. Contact: Jason Lloyd 602-633-8984 to make a reservation. Details here.

 

·        Christians United for Israel invited the public to ‘A Night To Honor Israel’ at 78 pm., Tues., April 28 at the Tucson Theater, 17 W Congress, in Tucson. Dennis Praeger is also scheduled to speak. Contact 520-840-2287.

 

NEWS LINKS

·        Loretta Lynch Wins Confirmation As Attorney General

·        McCain-Calls-Out-Walker-For-Defending-American-Workers

·        Arpaio-Contempt-Hearing-Day-Two Tale Of 2 Arpaios: Joe Takes The Stand

·        Arpaio-Admits-To-Hiring-Private-Agents-To-Investigate-Judges-Wife

·        Arpaio-Attorney-Quits; Top-Deputy-Turns-On-Boss

·        EJMontini: Is Sheriff-Joe-Arpaio-Having An Evan-Mecham Moment

·        4 Arizona-Hospital-Get Top Ratings In Patient Survey

·        Lawmakers-Racked-Up Absences-In Short-Session

·        Overindulgent-Parents-May-Breed-Narcissistic-Children

·        Lawsuit-Claims-Hospital-Chain-Kept-Patient-Within-System-Without-Ability-To-Provide-Adequate-Care

·        War-Of-Words-Marks-Latest-Turn-In-Glendale-Casino-Fight

·        Arizona-Sex-Couples-Can-Adopt-Foster-Together

·        Tony-Blair-Joins-Mccain-Sedona-Forum

·        Cesar-Chavez-Receives-Navy-Honors-22-Years-After-Death

·        ASU-Program Lets World Take Freshmen Take Classes On Line

·        Native-Actors-Walk-Off Set-Of Adam-Sandler-Movie-After-Insults To -Women, Elders

·        These-10-Republicans- Did-Give-A-Huge-Boost-To-Obamas-Executive-Amnesty

·        Romney-Every-Appearance-Is-That-Hillary-Clinton-Was-Bribed-Video

·        Someone Using Gila River Bed As Place To Dump Construction Materials

·        Arizona Supreme Court Says Jury Should Consider Dui Results

·        Chandler-Considers-Ordinance-Holding-Parents-Liable-Underage-Drinking-Home

·        Phoenix Man In Arranged Marriage Accused Of Assaulting 'Wife'

·        41-Pound-Catfish-Caught-In-Az-Sets-Record

·        Pregnant-Mexican-Wolf-Freed-With Mate-In Arizona

·        Alarming-99%-Of-Names-On-List-Of-Federal-Gun-Bans-Are-Veterans

·        Phoenix-Based Company Recalls Smoothie Kits, Frozen Vegetables

·        Hostages Killed In Failed U.S. Counterterror Strike Against Al Qaeda

·        Mom Of 1st Seal Killed In Iraq: Obama Doesn't Act Like Commander-In-Chief

·        Meet The Saudi Woman Who Was Arrested For Daring To Drive A Car

·        American-Born Terrorist Killed In January Had Tucson Ties

·        Woman-On-Welfare-Wants-Taxpayers-To-Pay-For-$15,000-Wedding-Being-A-Bride-Is-A-Basic-Human-Right

·        JPMorgan Chase-Bans-Storage-Of-Cash-In-Its-Safety-Deposit-Boxes

 

SEEING RED AZ

·        US SC Justices’ bias void impartiality claims   Justices Ginsburg, Kagan have taken public stance in favor of same-sex marriage

·        AZ Board of Regents: Double talk on tuition   In-State Tuition For Illegals Another Costly Incentive For Law Breakers

·        Hinckley Roams Freely, Chapman Denied Parole

·        So Very Sowell: Conservative Genius Takes On AZ Leftist Grijalva

SONORAN ALLIANCE

·        Arizona Freedom Fest – Next Weekend!

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

·        Without Sal Diciccio, Phoenix Could Become Detroit

·        Is Obama Really A Christian?

·       Life Of Valor Weekend

·        Trashing The Tea Party --- Who Is The Trash???

·        Two Scandals in One: Newsweek Uncovers Clinton Foundation’s Biggest Donor Likely Violating Iran Sanctions

·        Where Will They Put Their Money?

·        Scott Walker Lays Out Pro American Worker Stance On Immigration

AMERICAN FREEDOM by BARBARA

·        Arizona-Corporation-Commission-Launches Ecorp

·        Arizona Republican Party Rejects Bid To Close Primary

·        Rick-Perry: If-I-Run-In-2016-I’ll-Put-My Leadership Up Against Anyone

·        Arizona-Governor-Doug-Ducey-Just-Mean

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER

·        Krauthammer On 'Clinton Cash': Emails Are Gone, 'She Burned The Tapes'

·        Obama Admin 'Will Not Let Facts Stand In The Way' Of Iran Deal

 

 

REPUBLICAN PARTY OF MARICOPA COUNTY

 maricopa.arizonagop.us/      MaricopaCountyGOP.com

·        Maricopa County Republican Committee ByLaws   2014

AZGOP azgop.org/blog/

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

·        FEC Filing Updated/Current AZGOP Financials Info CandidateCommitteeDetail.do?canId

·       Arizona_Republican_Party_Bylaws

ILLEGALS/IMMIGRATION/BORDERS/AMNESTY

·        Remember 1986

·        Borderland Beat

·        AZ Border Defenders     Updated Daily

·        Need2No    Border News Watch  

SECOND AMENDMENT/FIREARMS

·        Bloomberg-Assaults-Nevada-Gun-Owners

·        O'reilly: 'President Obama Is Living In A Dream World'

WAR ON WOMEN

·        Meet The Saudi Woman Who Was Arrested For Daring To Drive A Car

MILITARY/DOD/VETERANS

·        Most Complain Of Unresolved Problems At The VA 

·        Former CIA Director Petraeus Pleads Guilty

·        Mom Of 1st SEAL Killed In Iraq: Obama Doesn't Act Like Commander-In-Chief

·        Obama Forces Marines To Lower Standards To Accommodate Females

·        Alarming-99%-Of-Names-On-List-Of-Federal-Gun-Bans-Are-Veterans

·        Powerful New Audio: Marine Jailed In Iran Asks Congress For Help

·        'It's Preposterous': Peters Says Obama Admin Is Now 'Doing Iran's Bidding'

·        Why-Are-There-3-Big-Missiles-South-Of-This-Sleepy-Tx-Town

·        Marine Corps Just Finished Research To Lower Standards For Women To Join Officer Program

MEDIA

·        Washington Group Slams N.Y. Times Decision To Publish Iran Foreign Minister’s ‘Pure Propaganda’

·        O'Reilly: 'President Obama Is Living In A Dream World'

DEMS/LIBS

·        4 Lies You’re Guaranteed To Hear From Liberals This Election Cycle

JUDGE ANDREW NAPOLITANO

·        Judge Nap: Patriot Act Statute Lets Feds 'Trash The Constitution'

TED CRUZ

·        Cruz Warns Of “More Lawlessness, More Abuse Of Power” As Lynch Is Nominated For AG

RAND PAUL

·        Rand-Paul-Secret-Scandal-Will-Wreck-Hillary-Clintons-2016-Campaign-Soon

·        Rand-Paul: Lindsey-Graham, John-McCain-Are-Obamas-Lapdogs

·        The NRA Thinks Rand Paul Is Too Strong On Gun Rights!

SCOTT WALKER

·        Scott-Walker-Puts-Priority-On-American-Workers-In-Immigration-Debate

BILL AND HILLARY

·        NYT-Clintons-Failed-To-Disclose-$2.35m-Donation-From-Russian-Owned-Uranium-Corp

·        Report: Clinton Foundation Got Major Donations Amid Russian Uranium Deal

·        Hillary Reveals How She’ll Win The Presidency

·        NYT-Reporter: Clinton-Lied-About-Meeting Linked To 'Clinton Cash' Scandals

ECONOMY

·        Jobless Claims Rise For Third Straight Week

EDUCATION

·        Ariz. Teachers Join National Rally To Raise Minimum Wages

WHITE HOUSE/OBAMA

·        Obama Forces Marines To Lower Standards To Accommodate Females

·        Despicable: Obama Denies The Armenian Holocaust

INTERNATIONAL

·        Asian Wars And The American Psyche: From A Truce In South Korea To Defeat In Vietnam

·        Saudi Prince Gives Free Bentleys To Fighter Pilots Striking Yemen!

 

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