Wednesday, July 22, 2015

7-21-15 Briefs

Republican Briefs

Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor

Web Master   John Strasser


Tuesday - July 21, 2015


·       Quote Of The Day:" I don't care how you designate Senator John McCain. He has been in the Senate for over 30 years and has had no impact on the disgrace we now know about the Veterans Administration. He got the Republican presidential nomination and lost. And he has his name on the unfair McCain-Feingold campaign finance law, which provides advantages to incumbent candidates and makes it harder for outside challengers to have a chance of getting elected." - Herman Cain trumps-radioactive-rhetoric


·       Arizona Republican Party Chairman Robert Graham has stopped payment on the rental check for the Republicans of Maricopa County office that opened July 13 in Tempe.

MCRC Chairman Tyler Bowyer confirms reports that the MCRC received notification of the ‘stop payment’ from the bank last week. AZGOP never notified Bowyer, nor the MCRC Treasurer of the ‘stop payment.’  MCRC Treasurer David Ludwig messaged the AZGOP upon receiving notification from the bank, however, the AZGOP has not responded.

“We are still in shock that Robert (Graham) would commit to funding the office through 2016 and suddenly pull the funding,” said Bowyer.

When Briefs contacted Graham Monday afternoon (July 20), regarding reports of the ‘stopped payment’, Graham responded, “It appears that Maricopa County is doing well.  I thought it was appropriate and wise to hold back funds and allocate the resources based on need.  With 14 other counties we have some large battles potentially in CD 1 and CD 2 not to mention our goal to bring the state house and senate to a greater majority.  We are working to help all the counties in the state with the Redroots program.  It has been my pleasure to help Maricopa get off the ground and into an office and look forward to working with them on Redroots.”

Graham denies reports circulating among GOP leaders that the AZGOP is punishing Bowyer and the MCRC for hosting the Presidential Candidate Donald Trump event a week ago that drew thousands of Republicans in attendance. 

Graham also denied reports that the AZGOP is short on funds.

            Graham said, “Tyler has not publicly thanked the AZ GOP or its donors for paying the rent.”  However, long time party members, who were around several decades ago when Jack London gave the current AZGOP headquarters to the Republican Party, recall that the Maricopa County Republican Party Committee was to have access to quarters within that facility.

            “Since the AZGOP removed the MCGOP out a number of years ago out of the 24th street shared space, it has been up to the AZGOP to compensate for that. Robert seemed to agree, but the sudden move is very strange and unexpected on our end. We have made a serious effort to adopt a teamwork philosophy and this is very disappointing to see. We will continue to work hard on behalf of Precinct Committeemen and find resources to fund the Tempe office,” Bowyer said this evening.

Monday evening Briefs sent these additional  questions to Graham:

1.     Why did you issue the Tempe rental check and then stop payment on it? Did you notify the county you were stopping payment?  If so, when? And to whom?

2.     Why would the county proceed with the ribbon cutting on the new facility last week if they knew AZGOP wasn’t going to pay the rent?

3.     Did you also stop payment on the county office in Sun City? 

4.     How many county offices (throughout the state) is the AZGOP paying the rent on?  Have they also been cut off?

5.     Were you directed to stop that Tempe facility check because Maricopa County hosted Trump?  trump-shunned-arizona-gop-establishment-phoenix-visit 

6.     Why didn’t the AZGOP host Trump?

7.     Will the AZGOP be hosting any of the Republican presidential candidates when/if they come to AZ?

8.     Or is this something the county needs to be prepared to handle in the future?

Graham responded that he was on his way back East for a series of meeting and didn’t have time to answer the questions.


·       Gov Doug Ducey Has Ordered That Flags At All Arizona State Office Buildings be lowered to half-staff  beginning today, July 21, 2015, until sunset July 25, 2015, in honor of the five United States service members killed last week by a gunman in Chattanooga, TN.. “These were men who dedicated their lives to serving and saving others. That they were taken in this senseless shooting continues to anger and sadden all Americans. Our hearts ache for their families and loved ones, and our thoughts, prayers and gratitude are with all of the brave men and women of our nation’s armed forces. As we grieve the loss of our four Marines and one Navy officer, we also offer our eternal gratitude for their time on this earth, and their service and sacrifice to this country. We will never forget, nor take for granted, what they risked to defend our freedom and keep us safe. God Bless them all.”


·       Gov  Doug Ducey Today Directed The Arizona Department Of Health Services to conduct a thorough review of current law and immediately promulgate emergency rules designed to prohibit the illegal sale of any tissue from an unborn child. “The footage released by The Center for Medical Progress regarding the alleged sale and trafficking of aborted fetal tissue and body parts by Planned Parenthood is horrifying and has no place in a civilized society.  I am calling on the Department of Health Services to conduct a thorough review of the law and immediately promulgate emergency rules designed to prohibit the illegal sale of any tissue from an unborn child.  This is consistent with federal law and will deter action that we all agree is abhorrent.  Further, I have instructed ADHS to provide any and all assistance required to Attorney General Brnovich in any efforts conducted by his office.”


·       The Ahwatukee Republican Women Breakfast Fundraiser With Governor Doug Ducey is scheduled at 7:30 am., Tues., Aug 11 at the Four Points by Sheraton Phoenix, 10831 S 51st St, Phoenix, AZ 85044. Cost: $25 Members/Associates · $30 Non-Members . Pre-registration required. Reservation Deadline: Tues., Aug. 4. Tickets: ahwatukeerepublicanwomen. VIP Sponsorship: DebbieSmith 480-529-4828. Contact: Chr Loraine Pellegrino  480-460-7101

·       The Pima County Tea Party Patriots Presents Jeff Utsch’s “Learn From The Past-To Deal With The Future”  - Practical Solutions for Recent Supreme Court Rulings – at 6 pm., Aug 20 at the Miller Golf Links Library  in Tucson. Utsch is a constitutional scholar and historian with a keen interest in the founding of this country. He currently can be heard as one of the constitutional experts for the weekly constitution segment of the  James T. Harris Show on 104.1 The Truth FM radio in Tucson .

·       McCain-Started-All-This MessSenator McCain started all of this mess when he called Donald Trump's supporters a bunch of "crazies." I don't seem to recall the Republican National Committee telling Senator McCain to apologize. What about the time McCain called Senator Ted Cruz a "whacko bird." Or the time he called Tea Party members "hobbits." Anybody remember when Senator McCain called Evangelical Christians "agents of intolerance"? The Republican Party's righteous indignation seems to be a bit selective. It's just a shame the GOP Establishment doesn't impugn Democrats with as much gusto as they do conservatives.  


·       Sen. John Mccain Raised $1.2 Million in the second quarter and had $4.5 million cash on hand. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D) raised $433,000 in her first month as a Senate candidate and had $638,000 cash on hand. (Arizona Republic)


·       Call The White House 202-456-1111 Comments. Switchboard: 202-456-1414. Contact Senate or Representatives   Let them know how you feel. Hold their feet to the fire. They wanted these positions so badly, hold them accountable.  Arizona delegation phone numbers: 

ü  Senator John McCain (R- AZ)           202-224-2235             202-228-2862

ü  Senator Jeff Flake (R- AZ)                202-224-4521             202-228-0515

ü  Rep Ann Kirkpatrick (D1)                 202-225-3361             202-225-3462

ü  Rep Martha McSally  (R2)                 202-225-2542             520-881-3588

ü  Rep Raul M. Grijalva (D3)                202-225-2435             202-225-1541

ü  Rep Paul A. Gosar (R4)                      202-225-2315             202-226-9739

ü  Rep Matt Salmon (R5)                       202-225-2635             202-226-4386

ü  Rep David Schweikert (R6)               202-225-2190             202-225-0096

ü  Rep Reuben Gallego (D7)                  202-225-4065             202-225-1655

ü  Rep Trent Franks (R8)                       202-225-4576             202-225-6328

ü  Rep Kyrsten Sinema (D9)                  202-225-9888             202-225-9731





·        The Family Health Talk Show will highlight the link between diabetes and alzheimer’s at 10 am., Thurs., July 23 on KXXT 1010 AM.  Online –  or contact: Fred Taylor, Executive Director, P.O.Box 12186, Glendale, AZ 602-547-3806


§  A Special Meeting Of The Yavapai County Republican Committee has been called for July 25 in response to Richard Hennessey’s petitions to recall Chairman Mark Sanders. The meeting will be held at Emery Riddle University.  Hennessey recently said that officers had collected enough recall  petition signatures to move forward with the Sanders recall movement.


·        Volunteers Are Needed between 6:30 am and noon, Sat., July 25 in New River (East of 7th St & Circle Mtn Road) to help clean up the home of Fred Terry – a  US Army, Corps of Engineers. Vietnam Veteran -  whose home was destroyed due to a kitchen fire earlier this year. Contact: Charlie Ellis, Founder, Operation Enduring 480-678-0938 Charlie@OperationEnduringGratitude.Org      www.OperationEnduringGratitude.Org


·        Honor Dairies, a movie featuring nine courageous women’s right advocates with roots in Muslim-majority societies, will be shown at 5 pm., Sat., July 25 at the Arizona Project Headquarters, 3377 E Shea Blvd #2B, Phoenix, AZ 85208. These women, who have witnessed firsthand the hardships women endure, are profiled in their efforts to affect change, both in their communities and beyond.  Free admission.  Dr. Carl Goldberg will address how Islam relates to the issue, followed by an open discussion. hosted by the Freethought Fellowship  Movie website:   Contact: Mike Renzulli



§  The Yavapai Young Republicans will meet at 6:30 pm., Tues., July 28 at Augie's Restaurant. Frontier Village Center,1721 AZ-69, Prescott 86301. Contact:  Matthew Perry at


·        The Northwest Valley Tea Party will meet at 6 pm., Tues., July 28 to view “Monumental” with Kirk Cameron at the GOP office, 99th Ave., and Bell Road. Father Raymond Greco of St. Clements of Rome Catholic Church will also be featured. Contact: Dennis Zink 623.977.8114. NWV Tea Party  NWVTP meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.


·        The Republican Women of Prescott are hosting " An Evening With Denish D'Souza"  at 7:30 pm., July 28. at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center. Prior to the presentation  there will be a 5:30 pm reception in the Sculpture Garden.  The cost is $25, and reservations are required. RSVP:  Elsie Tyree, 928-778-0235 or Pam Calhoon   928 778-7157


·        The Arrowhead Republican Women’s July 28 Summer Outing starts with an 11:30 am luncheon at B J’s, followed by shopping at Charming Charlie’s between 1-3 pm., at West Park, 9784 W Northern Ave., in Peoria. RSVP to 3rd Vice President Barbara Melkin at by July 23.


·        The Paradise Republican Women are hosting a bus trip to see Dinesh D’ Souza on Tues., July 28 at Yavapai Community College $25 roundtrip motorcoach. Convenient departures

ü  3 pm  Fry's  10450 N 90th Street (101 & Shea) by Portillo's

ü  3:30pm  Walmart  2501 W Happy Valley Road (at I-17)

ü  3:45pm  Anthem Outlet Stores (behind Chevron by Rack Shoes)

They will arrive Yavapai College in time for the reception.  If you are not attending the reception, the bus will be making a dinner stop, before the D'Souza program.  Returning back to the valley right after the program ends. Event Tickets (and reception tickets) available at    Motorcoach tickets at   Contact: Call Lori   480-221-9633



§  You Are Invited To The Fed Soc Summer Happy Hour At 5:30 Pm., Thurs., July 30 At The Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, 1 East Washington St., #2400, Phoenix,  85004.



§  Stephen Slivinski, Research Fellow, Center for the Study of Economic Liberty will address "Can we eliminate Arizona's income taxes?" at the Americans for Prosperity birthday celebration of the Late Nobel laureate economist and free-mark advocate Dr. Milton Friendman with free speaker events on Fri., July 31 in Phoenix and Tucson.

ü  11:30 am., July 31 at DoubleTree, 445 South Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711. Speaker:  RSVP Info:  Leslie White, (480) 290-2286  EventBrite Link: Lunch and light beverages will be served.   RSVP mandatory.

ü   6 pm., Fri., July 31 at Goldwater Institute, 500 E. Coronado Road, Phoenix, AZ 85004. RSVP Info:  Leslie White, (480) 290-2286   EventBrite Link: Buffet dinner and light beverages will be served.



·        Ducey Gives More-Money-To Sheriffs-For Border-Enforcement

·        Trump: I'm Tired Of Politicians

·        Arizona-Teacher-Shortage-Persists-As-School-Year-Begins

·        Deputy-Interior-Secretary-Oks-Continuing-Operations-At-Four Corners

·        Obamas-Bold-Plan-For-Military-Recruiters-To-Defend-Themselves-Will-Make-You-Puke

·        McCain-Wont-Apologize-Term-Endearment-Call-Trump-Supporters  If Calling Constituents Concerned About Illegal Immigration "Crazies" Is A Term Of Endearment, What Would Be An Insult Be?


·        McCain-Knows-All-About-Firing Up-The-Crazies

·        University Of Arizona Offers Online Degree Course

·        Some Politicians Should Receive ‘Dishonorable Discharges’ For Actions Taken After The Chattanooga Shooting

·        Trump-Responds-John-McCain-Has-Done-Nothing-To-Help-Veterans

·        Poll: GOP’s-2016-Nominee

·        McCain Fails To ‘Capture’ Trump’s Respect

·        Passion Brought To A New Role  Maricopa County Board Of Super Chr Steve Gallardo

·        Maricopa County Communications Director

·        Pillars Of The County Inductees

·        Donald-Trump-Attack; John-McCain-Gift

·        Arizona-Detained-Immigrants-Crime-Senate-Hearing   Testimony In Congress Over Killings Linked To Undocumented Immigrants

·        Maricopa County Wins  47 NACo Awards

·        Bridge-Closure-Trucking-Economy

·        Navajo-Nation-Loosens-Language-Requirements of Top-Leaders

·        Ducey-Administration-Diversity-Numbers

·        Teen Spends Part Of Summer Collecting Socks For Troops

·        McCain-And-The-POW-Cover-Up

·        Flake, Vitter Introduce Stop Sanctuary Cities Act

·        Tucson Unified School District Board Chief Files Election Paperwork Late

·        McSally: Iran Deal No Deal

·        Trump-Leads-GOP-Field-No-Slump-After-Attacks-On-McCain

·        Veterans’ Groups Take Their Shots At Donald Trump As He Backs Off A Bit On McCain

·        AZ Veterans Hall Of Fame Inductions This October

·        Donald Trump Doesn’t Owe John McCain An Apology, But The GOP Does

·        Fact Check: Trump Shortchanges McCain's Record On Veterans

·        Harrah's Employees Give Tips To Against Abuse

·        Rockefeller Group To Build Massive Office Park In Chandler

·        O'Malley Forced To Apologize For Saying 'All Lives Matter' At Netroots Nation

·        Trump-Vs-McCain-War-Of-Words-Heats-Up

·        Gosar Condemns Latest Planned Parenthood Scandal, Calls for Firing of Medical Services Director Deborah Nucatola

·        House Passes Proactive Solution to Assist Western States with Crippling Drought Conditions

·        Gosar: Iran Nuclear Agreement a Historic Mistake That Will Destabilize Region

·        Gosar Applauds Disciplinary Actions for VA Employees that Manipulated Wait Times

·        Gosar, Grijalva Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Clarify Long-term Imperial Wildlife Refuge Boundary Discrepancy

·        Gosar Cracks Down on Sanctuary Cities, Illegal Immigrant Releases



·        Obama’s New America  Administration Amasses Unprecedented Racial Data To Aid In Altering America

·        Politically Correct Crime Coverage Obscures Facts



·        Just A Reminder That McCain Has To GO!

·        John McCain: Aid And Comfort


·        Honoring-Five-Unarmed-Military-Killed By Lone Islamic Terrorist

·        Trump-Orders-Flags-Lowered-To-Half Mast

·        Donald Trump Criticizes The Register For Editorial

·        Trump-Tops-GOP-Field; Clinton-Maintains Lead

·        Trump: I'm Tired Of Politicians

·        Arizonans-Demanding-For-Profit-Prison Accountability

·        Donald-Trump-Speech-Right-On-Money-At Phx; McCain Needs To Apologize For Crazies Remark


·        The National Common Core Standards System.

·        Arizona K-12 School Finance Statistics: Why does Arizona Rank #48 in Per Pupil Spending? 


·        Trump-Reminds-Rove-Of-Ross-Perot


·        Abdulazeez-Reportedly-Spotted-At-Gun-Range-Before-Deadly-Attack



·        Maricopa County Republican Committee ByLaws   2014


·        Arizona_Republican_Party_Bylaws


·        California Professor Offers Mexico Trip Only For Illegal Immigrant Students

·        Franklin Graham Calls For Completely Closing The Border To Islam

·        Obama Silent: Illegals Accused Of Killing Massachusetts Grandmother

·        We Should Not Have To Fund Sanctuary Cities

·        Remember 1986

·        Borderland Beat

·        AZ Border Defenders     Updated Daily

·        Need2no    Border News Watch


·        ATF Works With FBI And VA To Get Veterans’ Guns Taken Away

·        Obama-Takes-Revenge-On-Gun-Store-Owner-Who-Banned-Muslims


·        New York District Court violates Reason Magazine’s Freedom of Speech


·        Montel Williams: ‘Mr. President, Lower Flag, Stop Making Service Members Wonder What They’re Fighting For’

·        SEAL Marcus Luttrell Slams Orders For Marines To Abandon Uniforms – Adds 4 Choice Words For Obama

·        Marine Challenges America To Fly Old Glory At Half-Mast To ‘Teach Obama Respect’ For Fallen

·        Obamas-Bold-Plan-For-Military-Recruiters-To-Defend-Themselves-Will-Make-You-Puke

·        Tomi Lahren: ‘Our President Cares More About Muslim Sensitivity Than Our Marines’

·        Lone-Survivor-Pens-Awesome-Rant-About-Marines-Obama-Muslim-Sh-T-Bags

·        ATF Works With FBI And VA To Get Veterans’ Guns Taken Away


·        Car Full Of Jeering Black Men Force Black Confederate Supporter Off Road To His Death After Flag Rally


·        Federal-Judge-Says-Hes-Mystified-By-State-Departments-Hillary-Email-Stonewalling


·        Supreme Court Strikes Down Depression-Era Price-Fixing Scheme


·        Montel Williams: ‘Mr. President, Lower Flag, Stop Making Service Members Wonder What They’re Fighting For’

·        O’Reilly-Battles-Trump-Over-McCain-POW-Comments

·        Anchor-22-Unleashes-Viral-Rant-On-Obama  


·        Rush: Trump Tells Establishment To 'Got To Hell'

·        Controversy Likes Him: Trump Rises In New Poll

·        What Donald Trump's Surge Meant

·        Yes, I Like Trump. Yes, I Am Angry: A Woman’s Perspective

·        Newspaper Calls For Trump To Drop Out

·        Donald Trump Woke Up On Tuesday To A Scorching Tabloid Homepage Blasting His Service During Vietnam

·        Donald-Trump-Gives-Out-Lindsey-Grahams-Cell-After-Graham-Calls-Him-A-Jackass

·        Mom Of Murdered Teen: Praises Donald Trump During Senate Hearing Because…


·        Theres-No-Way-The-Irs-Was-Prepared-For-Rand-Pauls-Latest-Move-Against-Them


·        Ohio Gov. John Kasich Strives To Distinguish Himself From 15 Rivals

·        Kasich's Chances? As Good As Anybody's

·        Will The GOP Nominee Have Experience As A U.S. Senator Or A State Governor?


·        Lindsey-Graham-Says Donald-Trump-Is-A-Jackass


·        Former Democratic Presidential Candidate Wants Americans In "Camps"


·        Primary Opponent J.D. Winteregg To Boehner: Congress Circumventing Obamacare Laws By Declaring Their Office A “Small Business” fund Planned Parenthood!

·        House Fights Back Against Sanctuary Cities


·        EPA To Study Effects Of Roundup On 1,500 Endangered Species


·        University Of Arizona Offers Online Degree Course

·        One Out Of Five American Children Live In Poverty, And We Have The Great Recession To Blame

·        California Professor Offers Mexico Trip Only For Illegal Immigrant Students

·        Vermont’s Water Bottle Ban Led To More Soda Consumption By Students

·        Wisconsin Professor Under Fire For Aggressively Tweeting Anti-Walker Info To Incoming Freshmen

·        GOP Senator Says College Would Be Cheaper If Less Regulated

·        Education Secretary’s Kids Don’t Have To Do Common Core Testing


·        John Kerry Thinks The UN Is More Important Than Congress!


·        Obama Silent: Illegals Accused Of Killing Massachusetts Grandmother

·        Obama Administration Creates Rule That Could Discriminate Against Pro-Life Groups

·        Obamas-Bold-Plan-For-Military-Recruiters-To-Defend-Themselves-Will-Make-You-Puke

·        Obama-Takes-Revenge-On-Gun-Store-Owner-Who-Banned-Muslims

·        Tomi Lahren: ‘Our President Cares More About Muslim Sensitivity Than Our Marines’

·        Lone-Survivor-Pens-Awesome-Rant-About-Marines-Obama-Muslim-Sh-t-Bags