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8-19-15 Briefs

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Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor    repcomm@cox.net

Web Master   John Strasser

 

Wedneday – August 19, 2015

 

·       Former Maricopa County EGC Officer Diane Ortiz- Parsons: I would like to thank the nearly 60 volunteers who helped with the Dr. Ben Carson event. The event was even a bigger success because of you!

·       Congressman Matt Salmon will be conducting a series of open to the public Town Halls over the next two weeks in Arizona. Pre-registration not required. RSVP to (480) 699-8239 so his staff can plan adequate seating.

ü  Tues., Aug 25 – 10-11 am, Evident Life Church, 415 N Gilbert Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85234.

ü  Wed., Aug 26 – 6-7pm, Tri-City Baptist Church, 2211 W Germann Rd., Chandler, AZ 85286.

ü  Tues, Sept 1 – 6-7 pm, Queen Creek Public Library, 21802 S Ellsworth Rd., Queen Creek, AZ 85142.

 

·       Congresswoman Martha McSally will visit the Kino Veterans’ Workforce Center at 10 am., Thurs., Aug 20. McSally will arrive at 10 a.m. for a meet-and-greet in the Kino Service Center, 2797 E. Ajo Way, before walking next door to tour the Veterans’ Workforce Center. Veterans and partners who work with the Center will provide the congresswoman with an overview of their veteran-centric employment services, highlighting the link between the Center and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

·       Pima County Republicans will canvas neighborhoods for Republican City Council Candidates Margaret Burkholder, Kelly Lawton, and Bill Hunt between 9-11 am, starting at Sat., Aug 22 at McDonalds- 1187 W Irvington Rd (Irvington & I19). RSVP: Matt  520-321-1492    - or -    hq@pimagop.org

  • Links To All 6 Planned Parenthood Videos 

1st Planned Parenthood video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjxwVuozMnU

2nd Planned Parenthood video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjCs_gvImyw

3rd Planned Parenthood video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78Z9LUx7VBI

4th Planned Parenthood video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWQuZMvcFA8

5th Planned Parenthood video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egGUEvY7CEg
6th Planned Parenthood video: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABzFZM73o8M

    Borrowed from Sandi Bartlett’sBartlett Bunker’

 

·       LD6 PC Warren Woodward: Yesterday, in a 3 to 2 vote, the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) did not decide to grant the money APS wanted from solar customers (about $21 per month instead of the current $5 average) but it did decide to move forward with the issue instead of waiting for APS's next rate case. Thus the ACC paved the way for APS to get more money sooner than later from solar customers and, in so doing, stop rooftop solar from growing.

One of the 3 in favor was Commissioner Doug Little, whose election campaign was widely believed to have benefited from massive APS “dark money" contributions. The other two in favor were Tom Forese and Bob Stump. Forese's ACC election campaign was also widely believed to have been boosted by APS cash, and Bob Stump is suspected of being the dark money middleman.

Regarding Tuesday's ACC solar decision, the Arizona Republic quoted Little thus, “Delaying the conversation another year basically is a disservice and not in the public interest.” Hypocritically, just last April, when the issue was when to hear the “smart” meter issue, Little said practically the opposite. Last April, Little argued that since any fees the ACC might grant to APS for customers refusing a “smart” meter could be challenged again at APS's next rate case, the issue could be heard twice, once at a hearing and again during APS's rate case. Little said: “I would tend to say that while it's probably not the most optimum situation, um, in the interests of the ratepayers' and taxpayer money, to have two hearings would be to me, duplicative. We would be discussing the same issues twice.”

 

·       Rep. Matt Salmon On The Department Of Homeland Security (DHS) releasing three dangerous illegal aliens into Pinal County, Arizona. “Despite the repeated attacks on American citizens by illegal aliens released from our jails, DHS refuses to stop freeing violent criminals who are in our country illegally.  Just yesterday, we learned of three more individuals set free on law-abiding Arizonans by the Department of Homeland Security.  Their crimes included the beating to death of a seven-week-old baby and the stabbing, beating, and immolation of a police informant. Our Department of Homeland Security needs to focus more on securing our homeland, not on cornering the market as a transportation option for illegal aliens in the United States.  Americans need protection from violent criminals and an explanation for why DHS has been so miserably failing at their primary task.  How many more Americans must be murdered by illegal alien criminals before this administration begins taking the safety of Americans seriously?”  Salmon letter here.

 

·       Congressman Paul A. Gosar after he and 29 of House colleagues demanded answers from EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to questions relating to the unresolved August 5, 2015 contamination of Cement Creek:

“The staggering incompetence and complete lack of accountability from the EPA following the breach at the Gold King mine is incomprehensible. It is disgraceful that local elected officials and residents who were put at risk had to find out about this disaster through news reports. This event has highlighted the glaring hypocrisy within the Obama Administration. Rather than condemning these actions, like the White House did during spills by the private sector, the president and his mouthpieces have remained silent, tried to cover up this incident and directed all questions on this matter to the EPA.  The double standard is sickening as this administration believes it can create its own set of rules when it is the one responsible for polluting our rivers.

“The real victims are the American people that develop health issues as a result of this spill, the people of the Navajo Nation who have had their primary water source contaminated, the local outfitters and businesses who have had to temporary close their operations as well as forgo significant revenues, and the local farmers and ranchers who have been unable to irrigate their crops or feed their livestock. We won’t know the full damage that has been done to Western communities from this incident for several years. Having said that, I support the Navajo Nation’s planned legal action and the legal action of any other citizens who were victims of this gross negligence by the EPA. This gutless and incompetent agency must be held accountable for releasing 3 million gallons of toxic waste into our rivers.”

 

·       Congresswoman  Martha McSally today led the full Arizona House delegation to call for the inclusion of provisions designating the Sonoran Corridor, an interstate connecting Interstate-19 and Interstate-10 south of the Tucson International Airport, in long-term transportation reauthorization legislation. In a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation, the lawmakers urged the interstate designation as a way to ease congestion in Tucson, reduce travel time and costs, and expand trade connectivity between Southern Arizona and major transportation routes throughout the United States.

“The Sonoran Corridor would provide essential supplementary infrastructure to keep pace with a region poised for tremendous economic growth,” the lawmakers said in the letter. “It is perfectly aligned with and strongly supportive of established national transportation policy goals, including congestion reduction, freight movement and economic vitality.”

On June 23, Rep. McSally introduced H.R. 2859, the Sonoran Corridor Interstate Development Act of 2015, to designate the Sonoran Corridor a “High Priority Corridor on the National Highway System.” The bill has the support of the full Arizona House delegation and a companion bill was introduced in the Senate by U.S. Senators McCain and Flake. Similar legislative language also was included in long-term transportation reauthorization legislation in the Senate, which passed on July 30, 2015.  Letter  HERE

 

·       This Morning AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham criticized marijuana legalization advocates for corralling a handful of teachers on the lawn of the Capitol and offering them money in exchange for supporting marijuana legalization.“This was a pathetic display -- this marijuana cartel is trying to recruit Arizona's educators by pledging a share of the future profits from the marijuana industry,” said Graham. “The promises of benefits from recreational marijuana are as fake as the check they showed at their press conference today.”

The group initially announced a $50 million check would be presented, but apparently misplaced $10 million of it overnight and reduced the amount accordingly. The proposal is one of two competing marijuana-legalizing ballot measure that need more than 150,000 voter signatures in order to qualify for the ballot in 2016.

Graham has joined forces with Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy to oppose the measure. The group released information yesterday from Colorado documenting the failures of legalizing marijuana there and discounting the notion that marijuana tax revenues help fund public education.Andrew Freeman, Director of Marijuana Coordination for the State of Colorado, told the Boston Herald, “You do not legalize for taxation. It is a myth. You are not going to pave streets. You are not going to be able to pay teachers. The big red herring is the whole thing that the tax revenue will solve a bunch of crises. But it won’t.”

The Arizona Republican Party polled 1,600 voters last month and found voters oppose the legalization of marijuana by more than two to one. In June the party’s Executive Committee, made up of grassroots leaders from throughout the state, voted overwhelmingly to oppose the legalization of recreational marijuana.

 

·       The Center For Arizona Policy is urging Americans to join the Sat., Aug 22 protests against Planned Parenthood’s harvesting of aborted baby parts. CAP is not an organizer of the protests. See ProtestPP website. nearest ProtestPP location is to you.Protests planned in Arizona:

ü  Chandler – 9-11 am., Planned Parenthood, 610 N Alma School Road (map)

ü  Flagstaff - 9-11 am, Planned Parenthood, 2500 S Woodlands Village Boulevard (map)

ü  Glendale – 9-11 am, Planned Parenthood, 5771 W Eugie (map)

ü  Phoenix – 10-11 am, Planned Parenthood Office, 4751 N 15th Street (map)

ü  Tempe – 9-11 am, Planned Parenthood, 1250 E Apache Boulevard (map)

ü  Tucson – 9-10 am, 2120 N Beverly Avenue (map)

·       Sen John McCain will hold an employee town hall (employees only, not open to the public) At 1 pm., Mon., Aug 24 at  Raytheon Missile Systems In Tucson On Monday.

 

·       State Launches Safe Sleep Awareness Campaign  In response to an alarming number of infant deaths related to unsafe sleep environments, state and county officials launched a new campaign to educate parents on the ABCs of Safe Sleep: Alone, on their Backs, in a Crib.

 

·       Arizona Freedom Alliance is running a multi-part series on what is hiding behind the Bush curtain. This series will show what the GOPe is counting on you to do. Check out Part 1 of the GOPe Roadmap. gope-2016-road-map-to-victory-tree-house-challenge

 

·       Ann Corcoran On Refugee Resettlement  Interesting 4 minute video on Muslim re-settlement in the US led by the UN from Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq and soon Syria.

 

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS 

 

AUGUST 20

·        The Republican Party of Mesa (LD-25) will meet at 7pm, Thurs., Aug 20  at the Mesa Utility Building 640 N. Mesa Dr.  Mesa, AZ.  Scheduled speakers:

ü  A.J. LaFaro - Former MCRC Chairman,

ü  Dan Saben - Candidate Maricopa County Sheriff

ü  Alexander Meluskey Candidate US Senate.

Contact: Chr Ian Murray,  Ian@DesignedForLife.com   (602)524-7786.

 

·        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 Contact: hq@pimagop.org   (520) 321-1492 

·        Free US Constitution Classes are scheduled Aug  20, and 27 at the Northwest Community Church, 505 W Hardy Road., Tucson, AZ 85704. Contact: paulparisi@q.com  

·        The Colorado River Tea Party –Yuma will met at 6 pm., Thur., Aug 20 with Yuma city council candidates and LD13 Rep Steve Montenegro, who is termed out and will be running for election as the LD13 Senator. LD13 Senator Don Shooter of Yuma will be running for election as a Representative in 2016. Contact: Chr Sally Kizer  928-210-1219   coloradoriverteaparty@reagan.com  www.coloradoriverteaparty.org

 

·        Congressman Paul Gosar will address the Chino Valley Pachyderm meeting at 6 pm., Thurs., Aug 20 at the Prescott Golf & Country Club, 1030 Country Club Blvd., in Dewey.  Doors open at 5 pm. Mtg at 6 pm. RSVP to Sue Goodchild at suepachy@gmail.com or 636-7355 before Aug 19. Roger Reinsch will in charge this meeting in Goodchild’s absence.  State Treasurer Jeff DeWit will be the September speaker. In October CQ will provide a session on ‘How to vet a candidate, run a campaign, work on a campaign or be a candidate.  In December, Supt of School Diane Douglas will be the speaker.

 

·        Sen Sylvia Allen and Supervisor Jason Whiting will give state and county reports on current issues at a town hall scheduled at 6:30 pm., Thurs., Aug 20 at the Snowflake Fire Station, 325 West 4th South. Sponsored by Snowflake/Taylor Chamber Of Commerce.

 

AUGUST 21

·        Breakfast With Rep Kate Brophy McGee And Heather Carter is scheduled at 7:30 am, Mon., Sept 21 at Chompie’s Deli, 4550 E Cactus Road., Phx.

 

AUGUST 22

·        St Joan of Arc Respect Life is sponsoring a Planned Parenthood protest between 10-11 am,  Sat., Aug 22 at Planned Parenthood Phoenix, 4751 N 15th St. Phoenix, AZ 85014 in conjunction with the National Day of Protest. Participants should bring signs. Speakers include Sen. Nancy Barto, US Rep. David Schweikert, County Atty Bill Montgomery, Fr. Don Kline, Dr. CT Wright, AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham. Contact Linda Rizzo, SJA Respect Life Chair, 480-766-6606 . 

 

·        A Meet And Greet For Oro Valley mayoral and town council candidates is scheduled at 6:30 pm., Aug 22 at Molinito’s Restaurant, 10801 N Oracle. Hosted by Friends of the Candidates.

 

AUGUST 24

·        The Wickenburg Republican Club will not meet in August. Meetings will resume in September, according to Chr Frosty Taylor.   frostytaylor@cox.net

 

·        The Tempe Republican Women will meet at 6:30 pm, Mon., Aug 24 at the Pyle Rec Center - 655 E Southern Ave, Tempe  a presentation on “Islam in America and the role of the Constitution”.  Local immigrants will share their stories on how the Islamic religion has impacted their lives in their home country and in America. A local expert about how US Constitution impacts the lives of Islam believers in America. Contact – President Jessica Merrow 480-306-2545.  merrowjessica@gmail.com

 

·        Congresswoman Martha McSally’s staff will hold traveling office hours throughout CD2 in August and September. Staff will be available to assist constituents on issues ranging from veterans and immigration to Social Security and Medicare. No appointments necessary. Below is the full list of times, dates, and locations. See schedule:

ü  Aug 24, 11 am-2 pm., City Council Chambers, 120 W. 6th Street, Benson.

ü  Sept 17, 11 am-noon, Green Wally Council, 555 N LaCanada Dr #117, GreenValley.

Contact: Tucson office (520) 881-3588 or Sierra Vista office (520) 459-3115.

 

AUGUST 25

·        LD13 Rep Darin Mitchell - Chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee and Vice Chairman of Agriculture, Water & Lands  - will speak at the 7 pm., Aug 25 Yuma County Republican in Yuma. Discussions to include Tax reform. 

 

·        Phoenix City Councilman Bill Gates is planning an election night party between 5:30-8 pm, Aug 25 at North Mountain Brewing, 522 E Dunlap Ave., Phx., AZ 85020. RSVP to Crystal Bradley at 602.339.0831 or crystal@billgatesaz.com.

 

·        Central Republican Women of Phoenix Summer Schedule changes:

ü  August 25:  City elections:  Vote Anna Brennan and no on Prop 104

ü  August 27:  Fantastic Speaker, Free Market  Warrior, Loren Spivak.

ü  September:  No CRWoP Meeting due to National Convention

ü  Sept. 10-13th:  National Federation of Republican Women Convention

For more information:  https://ereg.biz/a/wpg/NFRW15/95

 

·        LD 17 will meet at 7 pm., Tues., Aug 25 for a panel discussion on Common Core and conduct a gun raffle at the Tri-City Baptist Church Seminary Bldg, 2211 W Germann Road, Chandler, AZ 85286, according to Chr clip_image002 Dr Shadow Asgari LD17shadow@gmail.com

 

·        The Fountain Hills Republican Social is scheduled at 6 pm., the fourth Tues of each month.  Strictly social, no speeches, no reservation, no host drinks/food. Events are scheduled for:

ü  Aug 25: Desert Dave's old Digs, 13407 La Montana Drive

ü  Sept 29 l: Alchemy at Copperwynd

ü  Oct 27 l: Fireside Grill at Lexington Hotel

Contact: Secretary Boe James FHRepublican@gmail.com or www.FHRepublicanClub.org

 

 

NEWS LINKS

·        Dr Ben Carson's Speech In Phoenix 8-18-15

·       Rally For GOP Candidate Ben Carson In Phoenix   

·        How-A-Pre-Super-Bowl-Meeting-Helped-Arizona-Land Apple's Command Center

·        Donald-Trump's-Immigration-Plan-Has GOP-Rivals-On-Edge

·        AZ-Sheriff-Takes-Dr-Ben-Carson-On-Helicopter-Tour-Of-Cartel-Sites

·        The-Year-America-Strikes-Back-At-DC; Ben-Carson-To-Tour-Border-After-Thousands-Strong-Phoenix-Rally

·        GOP-Presidential-Candidate-Carson-Gets-Look-At-Border-Security

·        Rare-Fire-Rainbow-Caught-On-Camera

·        Interactive Wildfire Map

·        Gosar-Finds-Obama-Methane-Regulation-Be-More-Hot-Air

·        McCain-Chased-Off-Rez-By P****d-Off-Navajo-Activists-(Video)

·        Get-Off-Our-Land; Navajo-Tribe-Literally-Appear-To Chase-Sen-John-McCain-Off-Their-Reservation, Here’s-Why

·        McCain's Petition To Defund Planned Parenthood

·        Phoenix-Councilman-Says-ASU-Professor-Copied-Training-Slides

·        Ben-Carson-Gets Warm Welcome To Phoenix

·        Has-The-Unrepresented-Majority-Finally-Reached-Its-Boiling-Point

·        U-Of-M-Graduates-Receive-Presidential-Appointments

·        Half Of America At Risk From Earthquakes

·        West Nile Virus Related Death Confirmed In Pima County

·        Planned-Parenthood-Video: Brain-Harvested, Heart-Still-Beating

·        Birthright-Citizenship-Not-Mandated-By-Constitution

·        Arizona Beer Has An Economic Kick, In Terms Of Jobs, Taxes

·        Republicans-Sell-Hillary’s-Secret-Server-Wiper   'Warning: May Not Fool The FBI'

·        Hillary’s-Dump-Of-Emails-Is-So-Big-We-Need-A-Plunger

·        Family-In-Public-Housing-Makes-Half-A-Million-Dollars-A-Year--And-HUD's-Ok-With-That

·        Doug-Ducey-Plan-Medicaid-Criticized-At Hearing

·        ASU-Freshman-Class-Biggest Ever

·        New Outlet Mall Hosting Job Fair Thursday

·        Wilkerson Out As Mountain Vista Fire Chief

·        Trent-Franks-University-Free-Speech-Claim  Fact Checks True

·        New Documents Reveal Safety Concerns At UA Campus

·        Regulators-Delay-APS-Solar-Fee-Decision

·        Dreamers-Arizona--State-Tuition-Opportunities

·        Legalizing Marijuana Could Raiser #40 M For AZ Schools

·        Ann Corcoran On Refugee Resettlement 

 

SEEING RED AZ

·        Ben Carson’s Phoenix Rally: Record-Breaking Crowd  Anti-Washington Fervor Thrusts Political Outsiders Trump, Carson, Fiorina To Prominence

·        McCain Embarrassed Again: Chased Off Navajo Nation   Navajo Activists Shout At McCain: “Get Off Our Land”

·        Donald Trump’s Spectacular Surge Is No Mystery

SONORAN ALLIANCE

·        Dr. Ben Carson Captivates Thousands During Phoenix

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

·        Following The GOPe Money - Part 2-See Which Candidates Are Involved

·        Birthright Citizenship Is NOT The Law And Never Has Been

·        GOPe 2016 Road Map To Victory –Part 1  Tree House Challenge…

AMERICAN FREEDOM By BARBARA

·        Trump’s-Immigration-Reform-That-Will-Make-America-Great-Again

RUSSELL PEARCE:

BILL WHITTLE

MARK LEVIN

·        Establishment-GOP-Dems-Bush-Talking-Dreamers; What-About-American-Kids-Their-Dreams-Don’t-Matter

·        Levin-Tells-Glenn-Beck-How-He-Really-Feels-About-The-Fox-News-Debate-Audio

·        Clinton-Violated-The-Espionage-Act-Section-793-Penal-Code-Could-End-Up-In-Prison

·        Conservatives-Sick-Of-Media; Democrats-& GOP-Joining-Forces-To-Destroy-Outsiders

·        Congress-Can-End-Birthright-Citizenship-Without-Amending-The-Constitution

ANN COULTER

 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT, FIREARMS

·        D.C. Police Chief Blames Increase In Homicides On States With Lax Gun Laws

WAR ON WOMEN

·        Honor Killing: Brothers behead sister in public square for “affair,” parade her head through the streets

BENGHAZI

·        Huma-Abedin-Emails-On Intelligence-Concerns-CNN

·        Benghazi: The-Beginning-Of-The-End-For-Hillary-Clinton

MILITARY/VETERANS

·        The Islamic State Lists Names/Info Of 157 U.S. Air Force Pilots

·        Pentagon About To Impose Transgenders On The Military

NSA

MEDIA

·        Josh-Earnest-Gets-Hammered-By-Press-Question-The-Premise-All-You-Want-Just-Answer-The-Question

·        Reporter-Backs-Cruz-Into-Corner-With-Gotcha-Question; Cruz-Laughs-In-His-Face

JUDGE JEANINE PIRRO

·        Judge Jeanine Rips Hillary for Email Scandal: 'My Verdict Is Guilty'

·        ‘I’ve Got News For You!’ Judge Jeanine Makes An Airtight Case That Hillary Broke The Law

CARLY FIORINA

·        Carly-Fiorinas-Record-Not-So-Sterling

·        Carly-Fiorina As A Boss:  Disappointing Truth

DONALD TRUMP

·        Trump: I’ll-Rescind-Birthright-Citizenship

·        Trump-Calls-For-Deportation-Illegal-Immigrants, End-To-Birthright-Citizenship

·        Donald-Trumps-Executive-Vp-Drops-Surprise-On-Air-Challenge-To-All-2016-Challengers-Sounds-Too-Good-To-Be-True

·        Trump-Unloads-On John-Kerry Mocks Him In Way No Other Candidate DARES

MARCO RUBIO

·        Phyllis-Schlafly: Disqualify-Marco-Rubio-For-Lying-About-Amnesty-In-Spanish

SCOTT WALKER

·        Walkers-Plan-To Replace-Obamacare

CHRIS CHRISTIE

·        Christie-No-Longer-Sure-About-Birthright-Citizenship

BILL AND HILLARY

·        Hillary Flees Press Conference, Tough Questions

CONGRESS

·        Does-Constitution-Guarantee-Citizenship-All-Born-Here

·        Rep-Steve-King: Pass-Legislation-Puts-End To-Birthright-Citizenship

DEPT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

·        Department Of Homeland Security – Whose Side Are They On?

WHITE HOUSE/OBAMA

·        Obama’s Iran Nuclear Pact: UN to let Iran inspect alleged nuke work site

 

INTERNATIONAL

·        Islamic State Beheads Top Archaeologist, Hangs His Body from Archaeological Site’s Main Square

·        Islamic Blood Lust Unquenchable: Humans And Animals In Their Cross Hairs! Psychopathic.

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