Wednesday, August 26, 2015

8-25-15 Briefs

Republican Briefs

Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor

Web Master   John Strasser


Tuesday – August 25, 2015


·       Stanton Re-Elected, Prop 104 Passes

ü  Click Here For Mayor And City Council Results |

ü  Click Here For Proposition Results


·       Gov Doug Ducey: “In January, I called on both sides to come together and settle this lawsuit so we could stop paying lawyers and start paying teachers. I am disappointed that has failed. Now, I look forward to working with the Legislature to do everything we can to put more money in our classrooms, and to make sure our students and teachers have the resources they need."


·       U.S., Canada Only Two Developed Nations to Grant Birthright Citizenship  The U.S. and Canada are the only two economically-developed nations that grant birthright citizenship to illegal alien offspring.


·       Sen Sylvia Allen: “Today I said goodbye to a dear friend, Bruce Barton, husband of Representative Brenda Barton.  Everyone who knew Bruce knew that he was Brenda’s most loyal supporter.  They knew where he stood on politics and that he was a defender of freedom and good government.  We will all miss him. May God bless his dear wife Brenda.”


·       The Mayer Fire District is accepting letters of interest for an open position on Governing Board of Directors. The Board hopes to appoint a new member at a public meeting in September. The term is through Nov. 30, 2018. The Board meets once a month, sometimes more. The member is required to reside in the Mayer district. Within one year of appointment, they will need to attend Board Member Training at an Arizona Fire District Association Conference. Submit letters of interest to Suzanne Owen at or by mail to Mayer Fire District, 11975 S. State Route 69, Mayer, AZ 86333.


·       A Memorial Service For The Mother of  Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas’ will take place at 10 am, Thur., Aug 27  at Advent Episcopal Church, 13150 Spanish Garden Drive, Sun City West, AZ 85375. A reception at the church including light refreshments will follow the service. Douglas would like to express her sincere gratitude for the support and words of comfort she has received through this difficult time.


·       Sen Sylvia Allen: I am excited to send you this press release form the Senate and House Republican Leadership.  It is a proposal for $5 billion in new money over the next 10 years to K-12 education.  A good education will make for a better future for all our children.  This proposal will help new money get into our classrooms and help increase teachers’ pay:

·       As part of an ongoing commitment to funding K-12 education, Senate President Andy Biggs and Speaker of the House David Gowan today announced a proposal to place additional money into classrooms across the state. The proposal uses four revenue streams that would infuse as much as $5 billion in new money over the next 10 years.“K-12 funding has been one of our highest priorities in the budget each year, and as we climb out of the recession and see growing revenues, we see the opportunity to provide additional money for our classrooms, while still keeping state finances balanced,” said Biggs. The funding plan would be done without raising taxes on Arizonans, another priority for Biggs and  Gowan.

“In 2012 voters rejected a plan to raise taxes to fund education by an overwhelming margin. There clearly is no interest to increase taxes for this purpose. This proposal keeps faith with the voters by responsibly investing billions of dollars into Arizona’s classrooms without a tax hike,” said Gowan.

The new funding plan has four components: a commitment to continue a supplement to annual basic state aid which began in the last budget process, a new increase to annual basic state aid, a partial shift of money from the state’s First Things First program, and a plan to use increased earnings from the state trust land. In the first year alone, these four sources would bring $500 million in new money to the classroom and as much as $5 billion over the next decade.


·       The RNC Is Recruiting A Select Group Of Grassroots Leaders for our fall fellowship training program. And you could be one of them.  Apply today to join the Republican Leadership Initiative. RLI is a six-week training program designed to equip you with the tools necessary to lead successful volunteer efforts. As a Fellow, you'll work alongside top GOP field staff, use cutting-edge political technology and gain exposure to winning campaign strategies. Spots are limited. Secure yours by applying today.

·       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  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


·       Tea Party Patriots Will Bombard Congressman’s offices in Washington, DC on Thurs., Aug 27 in opposition of President Obama’s Iran Deal. Congressional Offices 


·       The Deadline Is Thurs., Aug 27 to register for the Sept 10-13 National Federation of Republican Women Convention and election of new officers at the J W Marriott Desert Ridge Resort. Phoenix. No registrations at the door. Contact Kathy Dolge:  Other committee chairman you might need to contact:

ü  Airport Greeters-Laura Phipps     480-759-5570

ü  Registration Area-Carol Wilson      480-460-0680

ü  Concierge Areas-Bonnie Hochberg  623-547-6776

ü  Bag Stuffing Team-Carmel Scharenbroich  623-399-3168


·       LD23 Rep Jay Lawrence is collecting signatures to retain his seat in the Arizona House of Representatives. If you live in Fountain Hills, Scottsdale or Rio Verde, he asks that you go to  and follow the instructions to sign my petition.    


·       Gov Doug Ducey today joined Uber executives and University of Arizona President Ann Weaver Hart at the College of Optical Sciences to celebrate a major economic development partnership between Uber and the UA. As part of the partnership – which focuses on research and development in the optics space for mapping and safety – the university will become home to Uber’s state-of-the-art mapping test vehicles. Additionally, Uber will donate $25,000 to the College of Optical Sciences to help the next generation of scientists, engineers and researchers continue to explore and develop new, innovative technology. Ducey today also signed an Executive Order supporting the testing and operation of self-driving vehicles in Arizona.The Order can be viewed here:


·       Long-Time GOP Activist Joe Borrajero: AZRRT Call To Action --  Reports have been surfacing regarding the apparent widespread use of ballot harvesting regarding the current Phoenix city election. This practice is perfectly legal, however... It would have been outlawed by Senate bill SB1340 introduced by Senator Don Shooter during the 2015 AZ Legislative Session, but that bill failed. It passed in the Senate pretty much along party lines, but was killed by Heather Carter in the House Elections Committee when she joined Democrats in defeating it. Links that provide more information regarding this activity:

ü  Official Summary of SB1340

ü  Vote that Killed SB1340

ü  Arizona Daily Independent Article on Ballot Harvesting

ü  AFA Alert on Ballot Harvesting

If you think that the practice of ballot harvesting is wrong, then you should do the following:

o   Contact state senators and representatives, and suggest that they introduce and/or support legislation to stop the practice of ballot harvesting.

Before The Legislative Session Opens In January:

o   Subscribe to the AZ Legislature Information System (ALIS) Request to Speak program (RTS) so that you can have a voice in the legislative process. How to Use ALIS

o   Request to be placed in the distribution lists of various watchdog organizations, like AZRRT, AFA, AZDI, AFP, and others.

o   Take lessons from the Center for Self Governance, on how to become an effective citizen-lobbyist.

o   Contact people you know and request that they do the same. Twitter at  Facebook at


·       Sen John McCain  today sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack requesting an update on the status of an application submitted by Apache Railroad for a Community Facilities Guarantee Loan, which the railroad needs to continue running in rural parts of Navajo County, Arizona. In his letter, McCain emphasizes that many important industries to the White Mountain forests and the region’s overall economy rely on Apache Railroad for business, and could face serious problems if the railroad stops operating. “With access to Burlington, Northern, and Santa Fe railroads along with Interstate 40, the Apache Railroad provides infrastructure important to the State’s continuing efforts to thin its forests and support its businesses in the region—made fragile by the recent closure of a local paper mill,” writes McCain. “In my view, the Apache Railroad’s infrastructure remains necessary for retaining business in an already fragile economy and attracting new industry to Navajo County.”


·       Sen John McCain is condemning  Senate Democrats, who under the leadership of Minority Leader Harry Reid continue to block legislation that would enable the hiring of new immigration judges that are critically needed. The Los Angeles Times recently reported that the shortage in immigration judges and the backlog of immigration-related cases may intensify as more than half of today’s judges are eligible to retire this fiscal year while other judges are burning-out faster under a growing number of cases: “I am deeply concerned by this report, which makes clear that the severe shortage in immigration judges is about to get much worse as judges increasingly retire and burn-out faster under a crushing accumulation of cases.





·        LD 4 And The Estrella Conservative Republic Club will meet at 7 pm., Wed., Aug 26   at Estrella  Foothills  High School, 13033 S.Estrella Pkwy. Goodyear,  AZ 85338,  to hear US Senate candidates Kelli Ward and Alexander Meluskey. Contact: Richard Newcomer 623 - 398-5638.


·        Ammon Bundy, whose family faced off the BLM in Utah over a year ago,  will address the American Academy for Constitutional Education (AAFCE)  starting at 6:30 pm., Wed., Aug 26 at the Burke Basic School. Hear the Bundy story, get an update, and hear about some of the other big issues they are facing. See More



·        Central Republican Women Of Phoenix will meet August 27 with nationally recognized Free Market Warrior Loren Spivak.   Social at 5:30 pm. $22 per dinner. RSVP: Tina Shaw or 623-934-9730.  A reservation made is a reservation paid. Contact info:   (602) 252-6300).



·        The AZ Republican Lawyers Association (AzRLA) lunch at 11:30 am, Tues., Sept 1 at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, 122 N. Second St., Phx, 85004 to hear Sen John McCain.  $20 for members, $35 for non-members. One hour of CLE provided. RSVP to You will receive a confirmation email in response. 



·        The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6 pm., Thur., Sept 3. Contact: Chr Sally Kizer  928-210-1219



·        The Sun City West Republican Club will meet at 8 a., Sat., Sept 5 at the Sun City West Foundations building (Quail Room) 14465 R.H. Johnson Blvd., Sun City West Arizona.The doors open at 8am  with coffee and donuts. The meeting begins at 8:30 am. $2 admission to help with room rental. Speakers LD22 Senator Judy Burgess and Rep Phil Lovas. Contact: cell:  602-421-8877 



·        LD13 Will Resume meeting at 7 pm., Sept 8 at the PebbleCreek Tuscany Falls Clubhouse Chianti Rm, 16222 Clubhouse Drive in Good year to hear former Secretary of State Ken Bennett. Bennett has announced his candidacy for CD1.  Contact: Chr Wally Campbell 623-451-1100.


·        The Sun Lakes Republican Club will meet at 6:30 pm., Tues., Sept 8. in the Arizona Room at Sun Lakes Country Club, 25601 N. Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes, AZ 85248 to hear "The Free Market Warrior" Loren Spivack and Maricopa County Supervisor Denny Barney. Contact Mike Tennant, 480-802-0178.


·        Congressman Trent Franks is listed among the speakers for the ACT for America National Conference and Legislative Briefing scheduled the week of Sept. 8 and 9  in Washington, DC.  Other speakers include Brigitte Gabriel, Bill Whittle, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, and many others. Registration: contact Lauren Finney at



·        Stanton Re-Elected, Prop 104 Passes

ü  Click Here For Mayor And City Council Results |

ü   Click Here For Proposition Results

·        See How The Numbers Support Trump’s Plan For Deportation

·        Rep-Paul-Gosar-Addresses-Health-Rumors: 'I'm As Healthy As A Horse'

·        New-Poll: Should-We-Be-Able-To-Fly-The-Flag-Wherever-We-Want

·        Growing Chorus Across U.S.: 'No More Refugees!'

·        Country-Star-Bring-93-Yr-Old-Vet-On-Stage; Leaves-Singer-In-Tears

·        Cochise-County-To-Consider-New-Vote-Centers

·        Kelli-Ward-Beats-John-McCain-In-New-AZ-Poll

·        Negotiations-Fail-In Arizona-Education-Funding-Lawsuit

·        Phoenix-Asks-ASU-Professor-To-Refund-Training Funding

·        A Constitutional Amendment Has Been Filed With The AZSOS

·        AG: Woman-Who-Faked-Cancer-Scammed-Veterans

·        Arizona-Rest-Stops-Being-Vandalized

·        Monsoon-Brings-Dust-Wind-Heavy-Rain

·        AP-Survey:  Dimmer-Outlook-US-Economy-Wages-Hiring

·        AZ-Game-Fish-Looking-To-Adopt-Out-Desert-Tortoises

·        Every-Deported-Illegal-Household-Saves-Taxpayers-More-Than-$700,000

·        Board-Of-Ed-President-Denies-Grabbing-School-Supt-Diane-Douglas

·        Jaw-Dropping-Study-Claims-Large-Numbers-Non-Citizens-Vote-US: Jim-Geraghty

·        Land-And-Water-Conservation-Fund-Set-To Expire

·        Ducey-Mum On Timing-On Education-Funding-Plan   

·        How-To-Safely-Dispose-Of-Old-Prescriptions

·        McCain-Says-Armed-Drones-On-Border-Ludacris

·        New-Evidence-Reveals-Prosecutor-Corruption-In-Trial-Against-Imprisoned-Former-Congressman-Rick-Renzi

·        Martha-McSally-Campaign-Donation-Report-Errors

·        Pope-Expected To Challenge Congress On -Immigration

·        Airplane-Damage-Likely-Over-1-Million-At-Chandler-Airport

·        Ballot-Effort Would -Implode-Arizona-Tax-Formulas

·        Australian Firefighters 'Happy To Help' In Northwest

·        Minimum Wage Hikes Compel Restaurants To Consider "No-Tipping" Policies

·        Sun Tran To Add New Route To Limited Weekday Service

·        Uber, UA Partner To Develop Mapping Technology For Self-Driving Cars

·        Poll:  Should-The-Christian-Flag-Be-Banned?

·        A Short Stack Fights Childhood Hunger

·        Ann Corcoran On Refugee Resettlement 



·        City Of Phoenix Election Results – 2015

·        Phx Election Today! Don’t Let The Left Decide Our Fate

·        Dems To Enlist Pope On Illegals, Voter Base Expansion

·        Thousands Unite To Protest Planned Parenthood


·        Ballot Harvesting, Phx Light Rail Election

·        The Iran-North Korea Axis Of Atomic Weapons?

·        A Constitutional Amendment Filed With The AZSOS.


·        Dr-Kelli-Ward-Candidate-For-US-Senate  Polling 9 Points Ahead Of McCain

·        Citizens-For-Trump-Launches-Web-Site

·        JEB: Dreamers-Deserve-Path-To-Citizenship

·        Donald-J-Trump-Double-Digits-Ahead-Of GOP Candidates

·        Donald-Trump-Full-Interview-One-On-One With Judge Jeanine




·        Arizona_Republican_Party_Bylaws


·        GOP-Elite-Suffer-5-Stages-Of-Grief-Over-Trump

·        GOP-Should-Worry-Less-About-Trump-And-More-About-Itself


·        See How The Numbers Support Trump’s Plan For Deportation

·        As The Right Wins On Illegals - The Left Will Become More Unhinged

·        Remember 1986

·        Borderland Beat

·        AZ Border Defenders     Updated Daily

·        Need2no    Border News Watch


·        Court: People In US Illegally Have The Right To Carry Guns

·        Detroit-Police-Chief:Less-Crime, Home-Invasions-Way-Down-Amid-Rising-Gun-Ownership


·        How Rape Culture Demands Helpless Women


·        Two-Clinton-Aides-Be-Interviewed-Benghazi-Committee-Next-Week


·        Us Military Reveals A Massive Blow It Just Dealt ISIS

·        20-Senators-Who-Served-In-The-Military

·        Forget Two-Front War, U.S. Can't Fight One


·        Cop-Shows-Up-At-Restaurant-To-Eat; But-Theres-1-Thing-That-Gets-Him-Denied-A-Meal

·        Man-Shoots-State-Trooper-In-Head, Immediately-Gets-Apprehended -- But-Not-By-Police


·        Black-Pastor-Strikes-Fear-Into-Black-Lives-Matter-Protesters-With-This-Nine-Word-Question  Why Aren’t You Cleaning Up Your Own Community?


·        Court: People In US Illegally Have The Right To Carry Guns


·        IRS Finds Yet Another Lois Lerner Email Account

·        Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against IRS

·        Shades Of Hillary’s Hijinks As IRS Reveals This About Lerner And Tea Party Targeting


·        MSNBC Notices Something About Hillary’s Outfit That ‘Could Get The Feds And FBI’ Looking At Her More Closely

·        Mia Love Blasts Planned Parenthood: 'These Are American Babies'


·        Cruz Enlists Pastors To Defund Planned Parenthood


·        Trump-Defends-Mass-Deportation-Illegal-Immigrants

·        Trump-Sets-Terms

·        Trump’s Battle With One Of America’s Most Powerful Men Just Escalated To New Heights

·        Watch: Trump Just Revealed The Huge Difference Between Him And The Other Candidates

·        Trump Goes Off On Fellow Candidate For This Reason—‘Disgusting, Little, Weak, Pathetic Baby’

·        Trump-And-Other-Class-Warfare

·        See How The Numbers Support Trump’s Plan For Deportation

·        Trump-Vs-Bloomberg-Battle-Of-The-Presidential-Billionaires

·        This-New-Trump-Video-Takes-Just-15-Seconds-To-Roast-A-Rival-With-Ultimate-Irony

·        Trump-To-Take-The-Fight-To-Those-Who-Attack-Christmas

·        ‘Nothing Disqualifies Trump' — What A Focus Group Tells Us About His Supporters

·        The Donald Drops New Ad: Barbara Bush Doesn't Think Jeb Should Be President

·        Trump: Truly-Stupid-Leadership-Washington-Holding-Americans-Back


·        'My Italian Speaking Grandfather Was Able To Come To This Country In 1923'    Rick Santoruom


·        Rand Paul Attacks The Federal Reserve


·        The Donald Drops New Ad: Barbara Bush Doesn't Think Jeb Should Be President


·        Ben Carson Accuses Obama Of Turning His Back On Israel

·        Carson: 'Black Lives Matter Movement Is Focused On The Wrong Targets'

·        They-Told-Ben-Carson; You’re-A-Traitor-To-Your-Race-His-Response-Was-Brutal

·        Obama-Goes-After-Ben-Carson’s-Friends-And-Family


·        Walker Calls For Cancellation Of Chinese President's Visit

·        Dem-Congresswoman-Plays-Race-Card: Scott-Walker-Tightening-Noose-Literally-Around-African

·        Council On American-Islamic Relations Slams Scott Walker, Demands He Apologize For Saying What Obama Won’t Say About Islamic


·        See What Bobby Jindal Did In Response To Planned Parenthood Supporters Who Gathered On His Lawn


·        Shades Of Hillary’s Hijinks As IRS Reveals This About Lerner And Tea Party Targeting


·        Liberal-Lunacy-People-Who-Steal-From-Wal-Mart-Should-Not-Be-Arrested

·        Todays-Democratic-Party: Guess-Who’s-Too-Old-And-Too-White-Now

·        Lawyer-For-Huma-Abedin -- A-Hillary-Clinton-Aide-- Strikes-Back-At-Accuser


·        Charlie Daniels’ Open Letter To Congress: “You’re No Longer Men, You’re Puppets”

·        20-Senators-Who-Served-In-The-Military

·        Lawyer-For-Huma-Abedin -- A-Hillary-Clinton-Aide-- Strikes-Back-At-Accuser


·        Born-At-27-Weeks-And-Weighing-A-Little-Over-1-Pound, This-Baby-Is-Defying-All-Odds-To-Survive

·        Mia Love Blasts Planned Parenthood: 'These Are American Babies'

·        Obamacare 'Cadillac Tax' To Hit 1 In 4 Employers That Offer Health Care Benefits

·        Samantha Power: U.S. Injecting LGBT Rights 'Into The DNA Of The United Nations'

·        Government Wants To Grade Drug Makers, But Keep Grades Secret

·       Why Can A Mother Murder Her Unborn Child, But Not Determine The Fate Of The Sperm Donor?


·        Stemexpress CEO Suggests 'Another 50 Livers A Week' In 8th Undercover Video


·        Obama Brings His Climate Plan To Your House


·         #Blacklivesmatter Could Be Using Common Core To Work Its Way Into Our Schools


·        Pell Grants: Billions For Schools, But No Graduating Students


·        CNN: Obama Gives Biden 'Blessing' To Run For President

·        Joe Biden Worried Hillary Clinton Isn't Credible On Income Inequality  The Veep Is Weighing A Run, But His Family Dynamics Are Also Part Of The Equation.

·        Joe Biden’s Son Gets Caught With Ashley Madison Account: Claims America’s Enemies Created The Account


·        Treasonous-Bastard-John-Kerry-Wishes-Us-Had-A-Leader-Like-Terror-Nation-Irans-Supreme-Leader

·        Netanyahu: John-Kerry-Has-No-Reason-To-Come-Here

·        Is State Dept. Trying To Stop Employees From Talking To Congress, Media, And Public?


·        Obama Accuses Koch Brothers Of Un-American Campaign To Undermine Green Energy

·        Memo To Obama: It's Not Iran Deal Critics Who Are The 'Crazy' Ones


·        US Stocks Surge Back After China Cuts Rates

·        Reports: Iran Has No Plan To Swap For Detained Post Reporter

·        Report: 50 North Korean Submarines Vanish From Western Radar: Could They Be Armed With Nukes?

·        Iran Says No To U.S. Embassy In Tehran