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Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor    repcomm@cox.net

Web Master   John Strasser

 

Saturday, July 4, 2015

INDEPENDENCE DAY

 

·       Americans Who Have No Idea What The Fourth Of July Is About

 

·       ‘That Ragged Old Flag’ by Johnny Cash

 

·       Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus and Co-Chairman Sharon Day released the following message for Independence Day. “Two hundred thirty-nine years ago, our Founders bravely declared America’s independence. Today, we honor these patriots, remember their sacrifice and vision, and celebrate our freedom. I wish everyone a very happy Fourth of July,” said Priebus. “Across our great country, families and communities will come together, amid picnics and parades, fireworks and patriotic songs, paying tribute to the ‘land of the free and the home of the brave.’ And as we do, we remember the brave men and women of our armed forces who keep us free."
      “Happy Fourth! As we celebrate the red, white, and blue, we thank God for all the blessings we enjoy as Americans,” said Day. "We’re grateful for those visionary leaders who declared 'all men are created equal’ those many years ago. Today, it’s up to us to keep freedom alive for the next generation, to expand opportunity, and to put the American Dream within reach for all people. As a party, we are committed to that cause each and every day of the year.”

 

·       Congrats to Kurt Davis, the newly elected Chairman of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission.  Davis is a former Executive Director of the AZGOP whose impressive background includes serving as Deputy Chief of Staff and Executive Assistant for Gov Fife Symington, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs & Issues Analysis for Attorney General Grant Woods, Vice President of Public Affairs & Marketing at Northern Arizona.  And don’t forget he is the founding partner of FirstStrategic, a communications and public affairs firm… and one of the proudest grandpa’s in the state.

 

·       Take A Look At conservativereview.com (CR) and examine the “Liberty Score.”

            Sen John McCain                   F

            Sen Jeff Flake                                    F

            Rep David Schweikert           A

            Rep Trent Franks                  B

            Rep Matt Salmon                   B

 

·       "We All Knew Hillary Clinton Was Desperate to avoid the media after months of controversy, but employing a moving rope line takes ducking reporters to absurd new heights," said Michael Short, a spokesman for the Republican National Committee. "Clearly the Fourth of July for Hillary Clinton means independence from answering tough questions."

·       Hillary-Clinton: Rope-Line-Reporters  Gorham, New Hampshire (CNN) - Hillary Clinton's campaign used a rope to keep journalists away from the candidate on Saturday while she walked in this small town's Fourth of July parade.

·       Graham-Fabricates-Reasons-For-Not-Closing-AZ-Primary  Establishment fears McCain can’t win without crossover votes drive Robert Graham’s actions

 

·       Specter-Of-McCain-Haunts-Closed-Primary-Resolutions-Passed by LD2  The specter of John McCain was present at a recent meeting the Arizona’s Legislative District 2, as Precinct Committeemen moved to pass a resolution to close the Republican primaries. Despite his operatives’ best efforts the resolution vehemently opposed by McCain passed.

 

·       Sally Kizer: Colorado River Tea Party Chairman: We send a huge thank you to LD13 Rep Darin Mitchell for his very informative message; and being ready with answers to the questions our attendants had for him!  Watch for him to return to Yuma for the August Yuma Co. GOP committee meeting.  Kizer - coloradoriverteaparty@reagan.com   928-210-1219

 

·       The Mingus Mountain Republican Club Monthly Luncheon will not meet July 14 in lieu of the Republican Women of Prescott and the YAV GOP events.

 

·       The Verde Valley Republican Women's Monthly Luncheon is scheduled at 11:30 am., Tues., July 15 at the Sedona Rouge Hotel and Spa, 2250 Hwy 89A, Sedona, AZ. 11 am meet and greet. Cost:  $17.RSVP: Erna Sesek (928) 284-4248 or sesek@q.com

 

·       The Central Republican Women of Phoenix Bunco Party & Silent Auction Fundraiser will be hosted by Robyn Cushman on Thurs., Aug 6 at an undisclosed in central Phoenix location. 5:30 pm – heavy hors d’oeuvres and silent auction begins. 6:15 pm Brunco starts. $25 per person. Advance ticket sales ONLY -- contact Robyn at 602-989-2710 or az1red@cox.net

 

·       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   tyree200@msn.com or Pam Calhoon pjcalhoon@hotmail.com   928 778-7157.

 

·       The 2:30 pm., Fri., July 17 Las Fuentes Village Forum featuring Prescott Mayoral Candidates, Dan Fraijo and Harry Oberg and City Council Candidates:  Jim Lamerson, (incumbent), Billie Orr, and Steve Sischka is scheduled at 1035 Scott Dr. Prescott, AZ.After the forum, a Prescott City official will explain the 3 Referendums on the ballot. Contact: Jacquie Auwarter (928 )776-7453

 

·       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 matthewperry1987@gmail.com

 

·       The Colorado River Tea Party will gather for a potluck dinner and to watch the First Republican Presidential Candidates Debate at 5:30 pm., Thurs., Aug 6.  Participants are asked to bring a potluck meal serving four-six people. Water and soda will be available for 50 cents. Contact: Chairman Sally Kizer coloradoriverteaparty@reagan.com  928-210-1219

 

·       LD20 Unanimously  Passes Resolution In Opposition Of  Prop 104::

RESOLUTION on City of Phoenix Proposition 104

ü  WHEREAS the city of Phoenix proposes a $31.5 Billion sales tax (Transaction Privilege Tax) that will be put before voters on August 25, 2015; and

ü  WHEREAS Proposition 104 was approved to go before voters by Mayor Greg Stanton and several city council members, and is calculated to give Phoenix, Arizona one of the highest sales tax rates in the United States; and

ü  WHEREAS the  mayor cut a deal with big business excluding purchases above $10,000 from the proposed new tax

ü  BE IT RESOLVED that voters in Legislative district 20 condemns city of Phoenix proposition 104 and furthermore

ü  BE IT RESOLVED that the PCs of Legislative District 20 call citizens of Phoenix to vote No on Proposition 104.

 

·       The Republican Party of Maricopa County Executive Guidance Council voted last Wednesday evening to formally oppose City of Phoenix Proposition 104, the $31.5 billion dollar light rail proposition, according to Tyler Bowyer, MCRC Chairman.

 

·       Last Week AZCDL Sent Out An Alert about Lucky Gunner, an online ammunition retailer, offering to distribute almost $112,000 awarded by the court in a judgement against the Brady Center, to pro-rights organizations based on the percentage of votes cast by supporters at their website. At last count 2,283 votes were cast for AzCDL.  We are in sixth place. The Virginia Citizens Defense League has the lion’s share of votes (10%) with almost 5,000 votes. We should do much better than 6th place!  This alert is being sent to over 13,000 subscribers.  We should easily be in first place!  Let’s show our friends and colleagues in the pro-gun community the extent of Arizona’s commitment to our right to keep and bear arms.  Vote for AzCDL! To show your support for AzCDL, all you need to do is visit the Lucky Gunner polling page, click on the circle next to the Arizona Citizens Defense League (#2 on the alphabetical listing), then scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the “Submit Your Vote” button.  Three easy clicks of your mouse.  You do not need to sign in, create an account, leave any personal information, or make any donation.If linking through this alert is not working for you, cut-and-paste this address into your Internet browser: http://www.luckygunner.com/brady-v-lucky-gunner.  If you are still having problems, reply to this message Vote for AzCDL today! and we’ll help. Voting will end on August 1.  Please note that the voting results are not displayed instantaneously.  However, they are updated almost daily.These alerts are a project of the Arizona Citizens Defense League (AzCDL), an all-volunteer, non-profit, non-partisan grassroots organization.
AzCDL – Protecting Your Freedom

·       Greta Blasts Hillary Benghazi Ad For ‘Dishonest’ Trey Gowdy Quote; ‘You Can’t Cut Corners Like This’ The Clinton campaign’s video on Benghazi took spin to a new level, and Greta Van Susteren is having none of it, calling the video “dishonest” and demanding . . .

 

·       See Phoenix City Councilman Jim Waring discuss his opposition to Prop 104 on “Politics Unplugged at You can watch the video by clicking here.

 

·       The Central Republican Women of Phoenix will meet on Thurs., Aug 27. There will be no September meeting due to the AzFRW/NFRW Conventions.

 

·       Tips from the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors:

ü  Floods Happen... Even in the Desert

ü  Know your Flood Risk

ü  Flood Insurance

ü  Steps to Protect your Family and Home

ü  Turn Around, Don't Drown

 

·       The Arizona American African Republican Committee is taking a summer break for the first time in 20 years. We will not meet in July or August. We are excited to be coming back in September, with more commitment than ever. – AAARC Chairman Rev Clyde Bowen  602 274 5439,  FB  aaarc6@centurylink.net

 

·       The Wickenburg  Republican Club will not meet in July and August. Contact: Frosty Taylor frostytaylor@cox.net

 

·       The Sun City West Republican Club will not meet in July and August. Meetings will resume the first Saturday of September. Contact: nealins@gmail.com   602-218-5344    602-421-8877

 

·       ATTN Early Ballot Voters:  If you are going out of town during the election cycle, be sure to mail in your "one time" change of address so your Early Ballot will be sent to your vacation spot.

 

·       Early Ballot Voting Begins Thurs, July 30 and runs through Election Day, Tues, Aug 25 for the City of Phoenix mayoral race. The last day to request an Early Ballot is Fri, Aug 14. City of Phoenix Election Early Ballot form: https://goo.gl/o99G1G  Website for the only Republican candidate for Phoenix Mayor Anna Brennan: http://brennanformayor2015.com

 

·       Latest Highway Conditions call 5-1-1; outside Arizona, dial 1-888-411-ROAD (7623).

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS .

JULY 6

·        The Arizona Project will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., July 6 at 3375 E. Shea Blvd., Suite 2, Phoenix, AZ 85028 with Maricopa County Community College Board members Johanna Haver who will discuss the college budget and benefits to veterans. The second speaker is Retired Major Iram Groot (USAF) – flight nurse, 491st Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron who will address PTSD, Veteran Administration Hospitals and how Veterans are treated.  Contact: Chr Ronald Ludders 602.677.1496

 

JULY 7

·        Professor Terry Lovell will facilitate discussion following the D'Souza movie, “America- Imagine the World Without Her” at 7 pm., Tues., July 7 at the Elks Theater/Performing Arts Center in Prescott. Tickets: $10.  928-777-1370 for tickets.

·        The Daisy Mountain Tea Party Patriots will heard former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas at 6:30 PM., July 7 in the Anthem Civic Building, 3701 W. Anthem Way, Anthem, AZ 85086. Thomas is now a fellow with the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research. Contact: Vera Anderson, phone 602.821.4675  email: veraanderson41@gmail.com

 

JULY 8

·        Members Of The Title 15 Working Group have been named by Supt of Public Instruction Diane Douglas. The Group will conduct a public forum from 5:30-7:30 pm, July 8 at Thunderbird High School conference room of Bldg A, 1750 W. Thunderbird Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85023. The public may also submit suggested changes to PolicyInbox@azed.gov.

 

 

·        The Pima County Republican Meet and Greet City Council Candidate’s Ice Cream Social is scheduled at 5:30 pm., Wed., July 8 at the Elks Lodge #2532, 615 S Pantano, Tucson.  Speakers – candidates Margaret Burkholder, Bill Hunt and Kelly Lawton. hq@pimagop.org

 

JULY 9

·        Tucson and Pima County Budgets will be reviewed at 6 pm, Thurs., July 9 at Miller-Golf Links Public Library, 9640 E Golf Links Rd, Tucson, AZ 85730. hq@pimagop.org

 

·        A Foundation for Responsible Accountable Government Summer Series (FRAG ) www.fragaz.com has scheduled three meetings regarding holding government accountable at the Murphy-Wilmot Public Library, 530 N Wilmot Rd, Tucson:

·        Thurs., July 9, 6-8 pm, Topic: Tucson and Pima County Budgets.

  • Thurs., Aug 13, 6-8 pm., Topic: Pima County Bond Election.
  • Sat., Sept 26, 2-4 pm, Topic: Election Integrity in Pima County.

Contact: Christine Bauserman  520-235-2234

 

·        The Central Republican Women of Phoenix will meet at 6:15 pm., July 9 for dinner at the Hilton Garden Inn, 4000 N. Central, Phoenix, to hear speakers  Mike Noble From Taken for a Ride, the group opposing Prop 104, and Anna Brennan, Republican Mayoral candidate for Phoenix. Social at 5:30 pm. $22 per dinner. RSVP: Tina Shaw  travelingtina@cox.net or 623-934-9730.  A reservation made is a reservation paid. Contact info: info@crwop.org   (602) 252-6300.

 

·        Frank Riggs, Former Gubernatorial Candidate and current leader of the Joe Foss Institute will speak to the Payson Tea Party at 6 pm., Thurs., July 9 at Tiny’s Restaurant about the history, mission and programs of the Joe Foss Institute and their efforts to combat civic illiteracy and restore the civic mission of our schools (they call it "closing the civics education gap").  He will also discuss their signature Civics Education Initiative to get all 50 states to enact legislation requiring high school students to pass the U.S. Citizenship Civics Test in order to graduate.  Arizona was the first state to pass the legislation (the American Civics Act) and six other states have since followed suit. Contact: 951-6774.

 

JULY 11

·        The Arizona Republican Assembly (AZRA) chapter of  NW Maricopa County will meet at 9:15 am, Sat., July 11 at the NW Maricopa County Service Facility, 12975 W. Bell Rd, in Surprise.  Election of Secretary, Treasurer, First and Second Vice Presidents will be held. Only AZRA NW Chapter Members can vote for these officers.  An updated "Truth in School Funding" power point presentation will be shown and discussed.  If time allows, a short presentation will be made on "The State of Your City".  The public, school board members, teachers, administrators & city council members are invited to attend.  Space is limited. All Republicans are welcome to attend two meetings prior to becoming members. Contact: Chairman Lyle Tuttle L.tuttle@cox.net  or see AZRA Website:  www.azra2016.com   or email.

 

 

NEWS LINKS

·        Yavapai County Pushing Recall Of GOP Chairman

·        Arizona’s-Most-High-Tech-Company

·        Riot At Arizona Prison Sparks Transfer Of 700 Inmates

·        Valley-Cities-Rank-High-For-Retirees-And-Most-Family-Friendly

·        Zenefits-Expands-Phoenix-Area-Footprint-With-Tempe-Office-Plans-To-Hire-700-By-End-Of-Year

·        Mark-Brnovich-Is Dreamers-Donald-Trump

·        Hikers-Safe-On Grand-Canyon-Trails

·        Kingman-Prison-Experiencing-Disturbance

·        Falcon-Warbirds, Mesa-Pilots-Fly Missing-Man-Formation

·        Recall-Groups-Target-Glendale-Council-Members

·        Doug-Ducey Memo Explains Management-Style

·        Gov Doug Ducey: Why I'm Reaching Out To Mexico

·        What The Declaration Of Independence Really Claimed

·        Flag-Burning Protest Stamped Out When Vets, Bikers Show Up In Force

·        Florida Car Dealer Facing Fines For American Flag Display Stands His Ground

·        Solar Plane Lands In Hawaii; Next Stop: Phoenix

·        Top-Races-Watch In 2016 In The Southwest

·        Leading US Sheriff Warns Obama Has ‘Injected A Very Dangerous Addition Into Our Profession’

·        Confederate Flag Defender, A Black Woman, Calls Battle A Fight For FREEDOM

·        Obama To Girls Scouts: ‘What Are You Doing In MY Yard?’ The White House Is HIS Property?

·        Specter-Of-McCain-Haunts-Closed-Primary-Resolutions-Passed By LD2

·        Close-The-Primary-Robert-Graham-AZGOP-Chairman

·        40-New-Jobs-In-Phoenix

·        Polygamist Claims It Is Only Right That New Marriage Equality Law Apply To Them

·        Listen To A Robocall From South Carolina Demanding The Confederate Flag Stay up!

·        US-Losing-Living-Standard-As-Economic-Freedom-Erodes

·        Sedona.Biz: Utility-Engineer-Cant-Do-Basic-Math

·        Illegal-Aliens-Harass-Customers; Rip-Books At Ann-Coulter-Book-Signing

·        McCain-US-Must-Reassess-Afghan-Troop-Withdrawal

·        George Takei Apologizes For Racist Attack On Clarence Thomas

·        Black Pastors Push For Civil Disobedience Against Sodomy-Based “Marriage” Ruling

·        Illegal Mexican Repeat Felon Murders Girl After Being Released By San Francisco Sheriff’s Department

·        How U.S. Society Fundamentally Transforms When Illegals Randomly Execute Citizens

 

SEEING RED AZ 

·        Graham-Fabricates-Reasons-For-Not-Closing-AZ-Primary 

SONORAN ALLIANCE

·        Reason TV And Prop 104: Phoenix Light Rail Fail

·        The Left Disbars Another Conservative Prosecutor

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

·        Close-The-Primary-Robert-Graham-AZGOP-Chairman

·        You Should Be Ashamed Of Yourself

AMERICAN FREEDOM By BARBARA

·        Why-We-Celebrate-July-4th; New-Nation

·        Drugs-Seized-At-Border-In-One-Day

·        Ku-Klux-Klan-And-Democrats

GILBERT WATCH:

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER

DICK MORRIS

·        Obama Has Himself To Blame For The Washington Culture - Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert!  

ANN COULTER

ALLEN B WEST

 

 

REPUBLICAN PARTY OF MARICOPA COUNTY

 maricopa.arizonagop.us/      MaricopaCountyGOP.com

·        Maricopa County Republican Committee ByLaws   2014

AZGOP azgop.org/blog/

·        Arizona_Republican_Party_Bylaws

ILLEGALS/IMMIGRATION/BORDERS/AMNESTY

·        Once Again ICE And SFPD Fails To Keep Murdering Illegals Off Our Streets And Girl Pays With Her Life

·        128 Unaccompanied Alien Children Caught At Mexican Border Per Day In May

·        Remember 1986

·        Borderland Beat

·        Az Border Defenders     Updated Daily

·        Need2no    Border News Watch

MEDIA

·        Press-Cattle: Look-What-Hillary-Did-To-Reporters-At-An-Event

DEMS/LIBS

·        The Left's Hateful Hypocrisy Emerges Full Force in Light of Bristol Palin's Pregnancy Announcement

COURTS

·        Supremes-Asked-To-Rein-In-Kid-Grabbing-Enforcers   Millions Of Children Under Scrutiny Because Of False Reports Of Problems

CAMPAIGNS

·        Obamacare Win Turns Up Heat On GOP Presidential Field

·        Early Fundraising Totals Could Shape 2016 GOP Field

·        Some GOP Candidates Becoming Unhinged Over Gay Marriage Ruling

TED CRUZ

·        Senator Ted Cruz Says We Should Be Able To Impeach Supreme Court Justices!

·        ‘I Salute Donald Trump!’ – Ted Cruz Defends Comments On Illegal Immigration

·        Ted Cruz SLAMS Immigration Activist With One Killer Question

DONALD TRUMP

·        CNN: Pataki's Trump Card: Using The Donald To Get Noticed In Crowded GOP Field

·        Fans Are Angry That NASCAR Has Dropped The Trump Over Illegal Comments

·        Trump Says Marco Rubio Is Weak On Immigration, Praises Ted Cruz And Mexicans

·        Donald Trump: I’m Not Backing Down On My Comments About Mexican Illegals

MITT ROMNEY

·        Romney Says Trump Made A ‘Severe Error’ In Comments About Illegal Aliens

BOBBY JINDAL

·        Jindal: Clinton And Sanders Both Socialists, But At Least Bernies Honest

RAND PAUL

·        Did Rand Paul Meet With Cliven Bundy? Bundy Says Yes; Paul Camp: No

RICK PERRY

·        Rick Perry Tells Republicans To Work Harder For Black Votes

CHRIS CHRISTIE

·        Christie Rebukes Trump In New Hampshire

SCOTT WALKER

·        Scott Walker Finally Sets Presidential Launch Date

MARCO RUBIO

·        Offensive, inaccurate and Divisive – Marco Rubio rejects Trump on illegal aliens

LINDSEY GRAHAM

·        Lindsey-Graham; Joe-Biden-Is As Good A Man As God Created

BILL AND HILLARY

·        Hillary’s-Email-Story-Unravels-Further; Here’s-The-Difference-It-Makes

·        Press-Cattle: Look-What-Hillary-Did-To-Reporters-At-An-Event

·        Nothing To See: Stephanopoulos Dismisses New Batch Of Hillary E-Mails

CONGRESS

·        Congress Has A Plan To Defend Your First Amendment Rights

WELFARE

·        Fewer Americans Seeking Work Than Any Time In Past 28 Years

OBAMACARE/HEALTH

·        Crony Obamacare Co-Ops Hid Millions In Exec Pay, Consulting Fees

·        Seattle Schools To 6th Graders: No Soda For You, But Here's An IUD

·        Hillary: A GOP President Will Repeal Obamacare

·        Too Personal? School Questionnaire Asks Mom About Birth Method

·        Mitch McConnell Blames Aetna-Humana Merger On Obamacare

·        CDC Official Calls Obama An 'Amateur' For Allowing Diseased Illegal Aliens Into The Country

·        First Lady Takes 'Let's Move' To Milan

MICHELLE OBAMA

·        Michelle-Teamed-Up-With-Muslim  Greek Yogurt To Go In School Lunches

WHITE HOUSE/OBAMA

·        A More Violent World Is Obama's Fault

·        Obama Heads For Showdown Over Cuba Embassy

·        The New York Times: Obama Plans Broader Use Of Clemency To Free Nonviolent Drug Offenders

·        Not Surprising: Guess Which Word Obama Left Out From His July 4th Video

·        Obama-Is-About-To-End-4th-Of-July-As-We-Know-It

INTERNATIONAL

·        France Deports 40 Islamic Jihad Imams

·        Christians Form Militia To Fight Islamic State And Retake The City Of Mosul

·        UK’s First Female Sharia Judge: ‘We Can’t Ask Muslims Not To Have More Than One Wife’

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