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Monday, May 25, 2015

5-24-15 Briefs

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Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor    repcomm@cox.net

Web Master   John Strasser

 

Sunday - May 24, 2015 -   Memorial Day Weekend

 

·       Mansions!   A powerful emotional salute to our military.  After you click Mansions; do not click on anything else.  It will start playing by itself. Sound Up! Full Screen!

 

·       Congressman Paul Gosar will participate in several Memorial Day events on Mon, May 25. He will be attending the Attending the Citizens Cemetery in Prescott, speaking at the Prescott National Cemetery for their Memorial Day Program and at the Prescott Valley Civic Center for the "Honor and Remember the Arizona Fallen".

 

·        Armed Services Chief To Obama: Don't 'Play Politics' On Defense. Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) urged President Obama on Saturday to drop his veto threat against a defense spending bill.  Thornberry argued that Obama should reconsider using executive power on the $612 billion 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) given it passed overwhelmingly in the House last week and has majority Senate support going forward.  ‘The House bill authorized exactly the amount the president requested to keep America safe,’ Thornberry said in the GOP’s weekly address. ‘But he wants more money for domestic programs and he has threatened to veto the defense bill unless he gets it.’” (The Hill)

 

·       Congresswoman Martha McSally: On Friday, I had the opportunity to meet with veterans receiving care at the VA Health Center in Tucson and distribute “thank you” letters written by local elementary school students. It was a privilege to thank these heroes in person for their service and I also thank Councilmembers Richard Fimbres and Shirley Scott and State Representative Chris Ackerley for joining me.

 

·       Sen John McCain will participate in an 8 am, Mon., May 25 Memorial Day ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery, 23029 North Cave Creek Road, Phoenix.

 

·       Fountain Hills' Traditionally Honors Our Nation’s War Dead with a Memorial Day Commemorative Ceremony at the Town's Veterans Memorial in Fountain Park. This year’s ceremony is scheduled at 9 am Memorial Day, Mon, May 25. The leadership for the ceremony rotates between the Town's 3 Veterans Service Organizations, VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Post 7507, American Legion Post 57 and AmVets Post 7. This year it is lead by American Legion Post 58. As is traditional, VFW Post 7507's Color Guard will post the Colors. Taps will be played by Debbie Fisher. The Fountain Hills Saxophone Quartet will provide additional music. 

 

·       Congressman Paul Gosar: This week’s Military Monday features  Ignacio Servin of Phoenix, who served in the US Army and saw combat in the Pacific theater during World War II. This past month, I was honored to recognize Ignacio’s heroism, courage and valor by submitting a statement into the official Congressional Record documenting his military service. This will ensure Ignacio’s heroic story will live on throughout all of American history. To read more about Ignacio's story click HERE. And remember, if you know of a current or former member of the military in the fourth district that you would like to recognize for Military Monday, send me a message with their contact information at: http://gosar.house.gov/contact-me or facebook.com/repgosar via direct message.

 

·       Sen John McCain , Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, will lead a Senate delegation visit to Vietnam and Singapore this week at a critical time for U.S. interests in the Asia-Pacific region. The delegation visiting Vietnam, which is marking the 20th anniversary of the normalization of relations with the United States – an effort in which McCain played a leading role – will include Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), and Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK). In Singapore, the delegation will be joined by Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI).  See: https://www.iiss.org/en/events/shangri-s-la-s-dialogue

 

·       AZGOP Compliance Director Timothy Lee will conduct LD and County Treasurer’s Training between 10 am-2 pm., Sat., June 6 at AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N. 24th St., Phx. Lee was the AZGOP Treasurer for a decade before he moved from his long-time legislative district, making him ineligible to run again because he was no longer a precinct committee.  He has since become a PC in LD24 where he currently resides. In the meantime, Jonathon Lines from Yuma was elected AZGOP treasurer and Lee was hired as the Compliance Director. Contact Lee at (602) 449-1000 or 85008phx@gmail.com

 

·       Congresswoman Martha McSally: As a veteran, I know the difficulties our returning service members face as they look to transition to civilian life, which is why this week I introduced a bill to make it easier for our veterans to obtain good-paying jobs using the benefits they earned. Currently, the unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans is nearly 7%, a full point higher than the national average. There also are over 570,000 unemployed Americans veterans. Read Veterans’ Entry to Apprenticeship Act HERE.

 

·       Sen Andy Biggs And His Wife Cindi will be the guests of Barbara Blewster and her husband between 7 -8:30 pm, Sat., May 30 at 915 W. Fairway Drive, Mesa 85201, to discuss why a Constitutional Convention is a dangerous idea.  Those interested in attending should RSVP to Blewster at 480-833-4937.

 

·       The Arizona American African Republican Committee (AAARC) will meet at 6:30 pm., Thurs., June 4 at AZGOP headquarters, 3501 N. 24th Street, Phx. Contact Chairman Rev. Clyde Bowen  602 274-5439 aaarc6@centurylink.net

 

·       If You Are Thinking Of Driving And Drinking – DON’T!  Law enforcement agencies across the state will be watching for you in hopes of keeping you from maiming and killing other people on our roadways.

 

·       Congresswoman Martha McSally: It was my honor to recognize Sergeant Major Julie Guerra for her service at a ceremony paying tribute to our military women at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington Cemetery. Sergeant Major Guerra is a Tucson native who has held every leadership position from Team Leader to Command Sergeant Major, including serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Korea.

 

·       ASU-Paid $500K To Clinton-Foundation-For Event  Sen. John McCain said it wasn't worth the university spending half a million dollars. McCain participated in a panel discussion moderated by Bill Clinton as part of the event. "Frankly, if I had known that that was the situation, that they were being paid $500,000, I would have spoken up at the time that I thought it was outrageous," McCain told The Arizona Republic on Friday.

·       The Colorado River Tea Party – Yuma will meet at t 6 pm., June 4 at  the Community Christian Church, 6480 E. Hwy 95, Yuma to hear Yuma County Sheriff Leon Wilmot. Contact: Chairman Sally Kizer  928-210-1219 coloradoriverteaparty@reagan.com   www.coloradoriverteaparty.org

 

·       Congresswoman Martha McSally will take part in Memorial Day events around Southern Arizona on Monday. In the morning, Rep. McSally will speak at the South Lawn Cemetery Service held by VFW Post 549. Later in the day, she will speak and sing at the Arts Express Memorial Day Event, “A Hero’s Salute,” at the Pima Air and Space Museum. In the evening, she will speak and sing at the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony in Sierra Vista hosted by the Coronado Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America.

ü  9 am., VFW Post 549 South Lawn Cemetery Service, 5401 S. Park Ave, Tucson

ü  3 pm., Arts Express Memorial Day Event “A Hero’s Salute”, Pima Air & Space Museum, 6000 E. Valencia Rd., Tucson

ü  6 pm., Memorial Day Ceremony at the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery,

ü  1300 Buffalo Soldier Trail, Sierra Vista.

 

AZ CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATE

·       Congressman Paul Gosar: While you are spending time with friends and family at picnics and barbecues, let us not forget those who aren’t able to join us because they made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our way of life. Too often, we forget the true cost of liberty has been paid for by the men and women of our armed services who have laid down their lives upon the altar of freedom. These heroes were not just soldiers, but citizens who made a choice to answer the call of duty. They believed in our freedoms enough to risk their lives for people they would never meet.

But now, it is our turn to take up their fight. Their voice must now be our voice. I would encourage you all to get involved in worthwhile efforts that support our nation's heroes. Engage your American spirit and let’s reach out to those who have served. Offer them a hand up and thank them for their service. Let them know America is great because of them.

I have tried to use my voice has been to tell their stories and recognize veterans who risked their lives defending our country. That is why I started a weekly segment called Military Monday to highlight remarkable individual service members from all across Arizona. I hope you have enjoyed reading about our local vets. They have sacrificed more than we could ever imagine and their stories deserve to be told. That's why this Memorial Day, I will be submitting all of my Military Monday posts to the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress. The more than 96,000 personal accounts in the collection will be preserved and made available for future generations. I strongly encourage you to join my efforts this holiday weekend by submitting the stories of veterans that are important in your life. To get started, visit loc.gov/vets

 

·       Congresswoman Martha McSally: Countless Americans have bravely raised their right hands and volunteered to make the defense of our nation their responsibility. Some have made the ultimate sacrifice. This weekend, we honor the men and women who gave their lives in service to our country.  Whenever the virtues that we hold dear-liberty, justice, equality-have been challenged, there have been those willing to stand up to defend them, even with their lives if necessary. Their sacrifices remind us today and every day that freedom is never free.  This weekend, as you enjoy spending time with family and friends, I encourage you to take a moment and remember the American patriots who have fought and died to ensure our way of life.

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

TUESDAY MAY 26

·        The Fountain Hills Republican Club Social is scheduled at 6 pm., Tues., May 26 at El Encanto Restaurant, 11044 N Sauguaro Blvd in Fountain Hills.  The June 23rd Social will be at Sapori D'Italia, 11865 N Saguaro Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268. Contact:FHRepublicanClub.org    FHRepublican@gmail.com

 

·        LD17 – Chandler, Sun Lakes and Gilbert – will meet at 7 pm, May 26 with Substance Abuse Coalition Consultant Deborrah Miller addressing the impact of marijuana legalization and Republican Party of  Maricopa County Chairman Tyler Bowyer.  Meeting location: Tri-City Baptist Church Seminary Building, (south side of parking lot), 2211 W. Germann Road, Chandler, AZ 85286. Contact: Chairman Shadow Asgari   LD17shadow@Gmail.Com

 

 

·        There Will Be A Special Joint Town Council And School Board meeting on May 26th at 5:30 pm at the Wickenburg School Board room at Hassayampa Elementary School (behind the round gym).  The item of discussion will be the Kerkes Trailhead Area and Hassayampa Elementary School Drainage.  See agenda wickenburgaz.org/ArchiveCenter

 

WEDNESDAY MAY 27

·        A Wealth Management Q&A With Arizona Treasurer Jeff  Dewit is scheduled at 6:30 pm., May 27 at the Grand Canyon University- Cass Building Room 139.  DeWit will answer questions about how he built a business and working in the financial industry. Aaron Borders, a retirement and financial specialist, will answer questions about retirement planning for people at any age. Jeff and Aaron will be sharing about their personal experiences. They will not provide guidance to any personal financial situations or specific direction for individual investments. Hosted by the Maricopa County Young Republican Professionals. Light refreshment provided. Free to MCYRP members. Non members $10. See MCYRP.com/membership Tickets Click Here

 

·       The Estrella Conservative Republican Club will meet at 7 pm., Wed., May 27 at the Estrella Foothills High School to hear immediate past Maricopa County Republican Chairman A. J. LaFaro address ‘closing the primary” and the bundling of proxies and ballots.  Current Maricopa County Republican Chairman Tyler Bowyer will address local political issues. Contact: Chairman Richard Newcomer rln2011@msn.com

THURSDAY, MAY 28

·        Supt of Public Education Diane Douglas’ “Listening Tour” is scheduled at 5 pm., May 28 at Pima Community College West Campus. See azed.gov/public-   for full tour schedule.

 

FRIDAY, MAY 29

 

SATURDAY, MAY 30

·        The Arizona Game and Fish Dept. Community Fishing Program is hosting a free fishing clinic from 8-11 am, Sat., May 30 at Desert West Park, 6602 W. Encanto Blvd. in Phoenix. No license is required to fish during the event. Fishing poles and bait will be available to borrow for free during the event.

 

·       National Federation of Republican Assemblies President Sharron Angle Sharron_Angle  will address the 9 am, May 30 Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) May membership meeting  at the Devonshire Community Center, 2802 East Devonshire, Phoenix, Arizona  85016.  Angle will   discuss “What would the US Senate look like after Senators John McCain and Harry Reid” and the NFRA Presidential Preference Convention. Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio will address opposition to the $33 billion trolley (aka light rail) being the largest tax boondoggle in the history of Arizona.  Free admission. Tickets required. Priority seating for those with reservations. RSVP eventbrite.com/e/may-azra-meeting-tickets 

 

SUNDAY, MAY 31

 

NEWS LINKS

 

·        Mansions  The West Point Chapel Choir Sings “Mansions Of The Lord” To Pay Homage And Tribute To Our Fallen “Brothers In Combat.”

 

·        Obama Has No Strategy To Fight ISIS, Iran Now Controls Five States, Says McCain

·        Face The Nation (CBS) With Sen John McCain On ISIS And 2016

·        Democrats Want Obama To Relocate 60,000 Muslims From Syria Into The U.S.!

·        Suspect Dead Following Police Shooting In Eagar, Ariz.

·        2 Arizonans Die In Laughlin Plane Crash

·        Impaired-Driver-Causes-Car-To-Crash-Into-Peoria-Home

·        City-Of-Mesa-Opens-Newest-Pool

·        Where-Do-People-Like-Me-Go-Now  Where Christians Can Escape During 'Suicidal Embrace Of Islam'

·        Gilbert School Board To Vote On Raising Taxes

·        Jeweler Sells Same-Sex Couple Rings – Then They Blast Him Over His Marriage Views And Cry Victim

·        Minnesota Somali Muslim Who Joined Islamic State Vowed To “Spit On America” At Border

·        Asu-Offering-Free-Health-Services-Through-Westward-Ho-Partnership

·        Water-Slide-Gets-Icy-Reception-From-Some-In-Flagstaff

·        Erupting-Volcano-Earthquakes-Off-West-Coast-Of-Oregon-Whole-Coast-Moved-Over-48-Hours

·        Top-Memorial-Day-Activities-At Arizona-State-Parks

·        Arpaio Moves To Remove Judge On Racial Profiling Case

·        Jade-Helm-Military-Exercise-Causing-Political-Firestorm-In-Texas-Western-States/

·        Mining-And-Mineral-Museum-At State-Capitol-Closed

·        Disturbing And Sad – 51% Of Democrats And 37% Of Republicans Say Make “Hate Speech” A Crime

 

SEEING RED AZ

·        Something To Think About…While You’re Still Able

·        Boy Scouts Victims Of Homosexual Agenda Bizarro World Of Gay Activism Incrementally Pushes Agenda, Sets Standards

·        Obama Picks Wrong Threat To Global Security

·        Sen. Kelli Ward: Conservative Leadership AZ Needs In DC

SONORAN ALLIANCE

·        Catch Conservative Comedian Evan Sayet Next Wed In Scottsdale

·        Presidential Field Thoughts

·        Ethics Attorneys: Judge Snow Must Recuse Himself From Sheriff Arpaio’s Case

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

·        Honor Our Fallen

·        Phone Logs Connect Corporation Commissioner To Campaigns, ‘Dark Money’ And Utility

·        Breaking New Ground On Endorsements

·        Rep. Anthony Kern On The SPI Case!

AMERICAN FREEDOM by BARBARA

·        Drugs: A Major-US-Problem

·        House-Financial-Services- Issues Subpoenas For Federal Reserve

·        Republican-Blocks-Bill-Demanding-Public Disclosure Of Bill   

·        Support-Drug-Testing-To-Receive-Welfare Check

ESPRESSO PUNDIT

·        National-But-Not-Local

·        Great Choice...

·        Statement Of Faith

·        Jobs That Americans.....Really Want To Do.

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER

·        Krauthammer And Napolitano Team Up To SMASH Obama With Harsh Truth    

MARK LEVIN

·        Ghettos Aren’t An Accident: They Were Created By Liberals

DICK MORRIS

·       How The Republican Party Was Formed

 

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

GOP

·        GOP Calls For 'Honoring' Troops By Funding A War Congress Won't Vote On

·        Latest Pew Poll Finds That Republican Voters Are Unhappy With GOP Congress

BENGHAZI

·        NY-Times-Publishes-Leaked-Clinton-Emails

ILLEGALS/IMMIGRATION/BORDERS/AMNESTY

·       Remember 1986

·        Borderland Beat

·        AZ Border Defenders     Updated Daily

·        Need2No    Border News Watch  

WAR ON WOMEN

·        Slave-Market: ISIS-Values-Sex-Slaves-Based-On-Breast-Size

MILITARY

·        Anti-Theists Wanting To Court-Martial Air Force General For Speaking About God Don’t Get Their Way

·        Special Ops Armed With Rapid Dna Scanners: “Get Ready For Advanced Biometric Warfare”

·        9 Lies Soldiers Tell Their Loved Ones While In Combat

·        Video: The True Meaning Of Memorial Day

·        Pentagon Taps Milley As Next Army Chief Of Staff

·        Memorial Day Slideshow Tribute

·        Video: Tank Goes Snorkeling

·        Search Jobs At Johnson Controls

·        Military Officers: Join Moaa. One Voice. Yours.

·        Fort Carson Loses Track Of Drone, Colorado Resident Gets Surprise

·        Army Reportedly Withdraws Cultural Understanding Guide After Criticism

·        Report Says Troops Who Report Sexual Assault Face Retaliation

·        May Is National Military Appreciation Month

·        911 Dispatcher Helps Bring Food To Army Vet, Recovering Cancer Patient

·        'American Sniper': 'Three Kinds Of People'

·        Textron Unveils Ultra-Light 7.62mm Machine Gun Effort

·        Six Marine Helicopter Crash Victims In Nepal Identified

·        Questions And Benefits: How Can I Get A Government Travel Card For My Military Move?

·        House Passes 6 Bills Aimed At Helping Veterans

·        Osprey Crew Chief Identified As Marine Killed In Hawaii Crash

·        We Salute You: Watch The Military Appreciation Month Slideshow

·        Will The A-10 Dodge Retirement -- And Get New Wings?

·        Navy Develops Semi-Autonomous Air-Launched Missile For F/A-18

·        Air Force Getting Closer To Testing Hypersonic Weapon, Engineers Say

·        Kitup: Tacrack For One-Handed Slide Racking

·        Future MREs And Safer Vehicles Stand Out At Pentagon's First Lab Day

LAW AND ORDER

·        Obama Signs ‘Blue Alert’ Police Protection Bill A Day After He Calls Them An ‘Occupying Force’

RIOTS/PROTESTS

·        Cleveland-Mob-Pepper-Sprayed-White-Customers-Sitting-At-Outdoor-Cafes

BALTIMORE

·        Empowered Thugs Rule: Baltimore Shootings Spike 70%, Murder Rate Up 42%

FERGUSON

·        Ferguson Protestors Protesting Again; They Want Their Checks!

MEDIA

·        Bob Woodward, Brit Hume, Georgewill And Susan Page On ISIS, NSA

·        Constitutional-Sheriff Violates-Constitution-By-Tracking-Investigative-Journalist

 

DEMS/LIBS

·        Hillary Match-Up With Rubio Is A Scary Thought For Democrats

JUDGE ANDREW NAPOLITANO

·        Watch: Krauthammer And Napolitano Team Up To Smash Obama With Harsh Truth He Doesn’t Want To Hear

MIKE HUCKABEE

·        Huckabee On Hillary Clinton Emails, NSA, Supreme Court

BEN CARSON

·        Carson-Wins-Early-GOP-Straw-Poll

BOBBY JINDAL

·        Bobby Jindal Has A Bold Message For Those Trying To ‘Bully’ Him On Religious Freedom 

JEB BUSH

·        Donald Trump And Joe Scarborough Aren’t Keen On A Jeb Bush Presidency

BILL AND HILLARY

·        New-York-Times-Takes-Down-The-Clinton-Foundation; This-Could-Be-Devastating-For-Bill-And-Hillary

·        Is Clinton Campaigning As President Not For President?

·        ASU Paid Clinton Foundation $500K For Event  Critics Question Whether It Was Worth $500,000.

CONGRESS

·        Senate Adjourns With No Clear Path Forward On Patriot Act

·        Senate Clears White House-Backed Trade Bill

OBAMACARE/HEALTH

·        Suicide-Rate-For-Doctors-Has-Risen-Since-Obamacare-Was-Passed

·        Grassroots Movement In Alaska Kills Agenda 21

GLOBAL WARMING

·        Is This Global Drought Being Caused By The Systematic Destruction Of The Hydrologic Cycle?

EPA/GREENIES

·        EPA Plan To Ban Coal Hits Major Roadblock

COMMON CORE/AGENDA 21

·        Grassroots Movement In Alaska Kills Agenda 21

VICE PRESIDENT

·        Biden-Speech Puts Sailors To Sleep

·        Joe Biden: ‘I Know No One Doubts What I Say’

MICHELLE OBAMA

·        ISIS: Michelle-Obama-Worth-About-40-In-The-Sex-Slave-Market

·        Michelle O’s ‘Healthy’ Lunches Now Catering To Muslim Kids ‘Going Hungry’ In School    San Diego School District Adds "Halal" Food To Its Weekly Menu.

WHITE HOUSE/OBAMA

·        Obama Shares Stories Of The Fallen

·        U.S. President Obama: Best Friend Of Eurasia’s Predators

INTERNATIONAL

·        Defense Secretary Ash Carter Told CNN Iraqi Forces "Showed No Will To Fight" ISIS In Ramadi.

·        Reports: ISIL Has Massacred 400 After Seizing Palmyra, Syria

·        China-Demonstrating-The-Will-To-Dominate-West-Losing-The-Will-To-Resist

·        Ashton Carter: Iraqi Forces ‘Vastly Outnumbered ISIL Invaders But ‘Failed To Fight’

·        Tragedy In Ramadi, Denial At The White House And A Seismic Shift In The Balance Of Power

·        Tragedy In Ramadi, Denial At The White House And A Seismic Shift In The Balance Of Power

·        De-Islamization Is The Only Way To Fight Islamic State

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