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Wednesday - May 6, 2015
· Condolences To The Family Dora Sextro for the loss of her husband Norbert, who passed away on May 5. She is the photographer for the Arrowhead Republican Women. Service will be held at 10 am, Mon, May 11 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 14818 W Deer Valley Dr., Sun City West. Burial service at 12:30 pm., at the National Memorial Cemetery, 23029 N Cave Creek Rd., Phx.
· Thanks to the Yavapai Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, 30 World War II veterans traveled to Washington, D.C., with Honor Flight Arizona this past month.
· The Arizona Democrat Party Is Hot On the vulnerability of Sen. John McCain as they raise funds to unseat him in 2016. An e-mail distributed today, sporting an uncomplimentary photo of him trying to loosen a strangle hold necktie, refers to him as one of the most vulnerable Senate candidates in the “entire country.” The memo goes on to say “Arizona voters on both sides are extremely dissatisfied with McCain, which is why polls show McCain is ‘at serious risk of losing.’" It continues: “According to Public Policy Polling, McCain is ‘in a whole lot of trouble for re-election next year.’ We don't know about you, but we're sick of McCain and ready for a change. If we're going to knock out McCain, the time is now!”
· Although Many Arizonans Wish He Would Go Sit On The Porch, he’s making appearances everywhere he can wiggle a toe through the door. That’s certainly a switcheroo from a couple of years ago when he was holding meetings with select folks. Seems there was a sudden change in his attitude and appearance routine in Arizona after the grassroots precinct committeemen got his attention with a resolution of censure in Jan 2014. These days, press releases are rolling out of his DC office like an ice cream machine at the Dairy Queen. But that didn’t prevent the boos, hisses and turned backs when he made a surprise visit to the January AZOP State Statutory meeting, complete with a bus load of folks proudly waving their Viet Namese flags in his behalf. AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham, who has been making inroads into the Viet Namese community, still contends he had no prior knowledge of McCain’s intrusion into the State meeting. Nevertheless, Graham took the heat for McCain’s campaign publicity stunt.
· It Was A Memorable Moment for the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors when Brigadier General Gregory J. Melikian, retired USAF, enlightened them with his story as young telegraph radio operator under the commander of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, who on May 7, 1945, announced the unconditional surrender of Germany and the end of the WWII in Europe. His telegraph is on display at the Arizona State University Hayden Library. See Brigadier General Gregory Melikian recount his momentous role
· The Fountain Hills Ministerial Association is inviting the public to a 4th Annual National Day of Prayer Ceremony between 5-7 pm, Thurs., May 7 in the Fountain Park Amphitheater, 11445 N Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills, AZ. 85268. Free food will be served to all attendees starting at 5 pm. The ceremony will start promptly at 6 pm featuring Dr. C. T. Wright., ending at 7 pm.
· The 64th Annual National Day Of Prayer Ceremony will be conducted in a “Youth Pray’ between 11 am-1 pm., May7 at the State Capitol, 1700 W Washington St., Phoenix, 85007. Contacts: Dr. C. T. Wright at 602 619 1148 or 480 837 5534 |firstname.lastname@example.org or Pastor Laura Kaino: email@example.com Lorilea Hudgins: firstname.lastname@example.org Arizona State Capital On the House and Senate Lawns 1700 West Washington Street Phoenix Arizona 85007.
· The Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) will meet at 10 am, Thurs., May 7 in the ABOR office, 2020 N. Central Ave., #230, Phoenix to discuss the recent Maricopa County Superior court decision in the State of Arizona v. Maricopa County Community College District Board case. The board is expected to issue a statement regarding in-state tuition for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students after the meeting.
· Judicial Watch Files Lawsuit Against State Department For Records About Hillary Clinton’s Ipad And Iphone - Judicial Watch has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to obtain the release of documents regarding Hillary Clinton’s efforts to gain approval for ... READ MORE
· A Drive-Thru Petition Signature Gathering for Phoenix Mayoral Candidate Anna Brennan is scheduled this week end at 3375 E Shea Blvd, Suite 2-B, Phoenix, AZ 85028. As you drive up in front of the office, someone will meet you at your car so you can sign the petition and drive on without getting out of your car:
ü Saturday, May 9 from 8am-11 am
ü Sunday, May 10 from 3pm-5 pm
ü Monday, May 11 from 5pm-7 pm.
Contact Nina Marlow (480) 707-9043 nmarlowCBL@gmail.com
· Sheriff Richard Mack On Nullification “The President of the United States cannot tell your Sheriff what to do. They tried to do that when I sued them. The United States Supreme Court said I was right. They can't force us to do anything. This is absolutely the most amazing case.” Mack, former Graham County Sheriff and one of the most respected sheriffs in America, restored the 10th Amendment when he won Mack/Printz vs USA that applies to all Federal Agents; FDA, EPA, IRS, etc. Mack is recovering from a recent heart attack.
· The Mesa Republican Women will meet at 11:30 am, Thurs., June 4 to hear Mesa Mayor John Giles at a luncheon at 1900 E. University Drive, Suite 11, Mesa. Northwest corner of University Drive and Gilbert Road. Riviera Plaza shopping center. Lunch is $10 for members and $12 guest/visitors. $25 yearly membership. The Club meets the first Thursday of the month, except July/Aug. in 2015, at Must RSVP 5 days in advance. Contact: President Sherry Pierce email@example.com
· The SaddleBrooke Republican Club will hear from Sen Steve Smith and Reps Mark Finchem and Vince Leach at the 4 pm., May 13 Forum. Doors open at 3:30 at the MountainView Club House, Ballroom at HOW#2, 38759 Mountain View Blvd, SaddleBrooke, AZ. Smith will address public safety, the military and veterans issues and the budget. Finchem will cover education, infrastructure, energy, natural resources and state sovereignty. Leach will talk about state deb, state roll overs, pensions, budget and deficits. Contact: Neil MacDonald - VP Communications firstname.lastname@example.org
· The Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC) is sponsoring a town hall meeting with Congressman Trent Franks at 10 am., Mon, May 11 at the Recreation Centers of Sun City Lakeview Center, Social Hall #1, 10636 W Thunderbird Rd (corner of Del Webb & Thunderbird Rd). Franks will be addressing senior issues. Bring your questions. Seating may be limited. RSVP to Ted Farmer email@example.com
· Dr. Carl Goldberg will speak to the Tuesday Morning Discussion Group at the Arizona Republican West Valley Office, 99th Ave/Bell Road, Sun City at 9:30 am, Tues., May 19, according to office manager Peter Lee. Goldberg will address the many aspects of Islam.
· Presidential Candidate Rand Paul’s “Stand with Rand” Rally has outgrown Hayden Lawn and has been moved to the ASU Sun Devil Fitness Complex, 400 E Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ between 3-5 pm., Fri., May 8. Speakers include Sen Kelli Ward, potential Senate candidate, ASU Student Body President Cassidy Possehl and Republican Party of Maricopa County Chairman Tyler Bowyer. Tickets are free, but you must have one to get in the door. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rand-paul-at-asu-tickets-16823774362
· The Sun City Republican Club will meet at 6:30 pm., May 18 at the Sundial Center 14801 N 103rd Ave. in Sun City with Maricopa County Community College Board members Jean McGrath and John Heep. 6:30 pm – social.
· The Highway 69 Republicans will meet at 6 pm., Mon., May 11 at the Puerta Vallarta Restaurant (rear dining room), 11901 E. HWY 69, Dewey AZ, 86327, to hear Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio discuss protecting the borders. 5 pm – social. RSVP or June at 928-632-4661 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.highway69republicans.com
· Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu was the keynote speaker at the May 4 San Tan Valley Chamber of Commerce annual golf outing at Encanterra Country Club. Babeu recognized the valuable contributions of the 400 plus volunteers that make up the PSCO uniformed Patrol Posse, Search and Rescue Posse, Citizens on Patrol (COP) and PCSO Youth Explorer Post. Paul recognized representatives from the Posse, Explorers and Citizens on Patrol programs in attendance. In recognizing the volunteers, he said, “The men and women in our uniformed Posse saved taxpayers nearly $1 million in their volunteer service last year. The COP saves nearly $750,000 every year. Their vital support helps keep our families safe.” The diverse volunteer pool assists deputies with prisoner transports, search and rescues, special events and crime prevention patrols.
· LD11 will meet between 10am-noon, Sat., May 9 in the Oro Valley Library, 1305 W Naranja Dr, Oro Valley, AZ 85737 (Southeast corner of La Canada Rd. & Najanra Dr.) to hear a recap of the recent legislative session by Reps Mark Finchem and Vince Leach. Contact: (520) 594-5580
· LD9 meets at 9:30 am, May 9 in the LaPaloma Urgent Care Community Classroom, 4001 E Sunrise Dr., Tucson to hear Tucson City Council #4 Candidate Margaret Burkholder and Americans for Prosperity Arizona Director Tom Jenney. Sign ins at 9 am. http://azgopld9.org/
· LD21 will meet at 7 pm., Thurs., May 21 at the Republican West Valley Office, 10050 W. Bell Rd, Suite 26, Sun City, AZ to elect new leaders. Nominations will be taken from the floor.
· Marcus: Out-Of-Touch-Tone-Deaf-Clintons-A-Toxic-Mix …Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus said former President Bill Clinton did former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton no favors with his explanation that he will continue to take millions of dollars to give speeches because he has to “pay the bills.” Marcus said, “I thought, from Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton’s point of view, it was an ill-advised interview. Once again, we see this absolute really toxic combination of tone deafness from the Clintons, and not being in touch with the concerns of ordinary Americans. When President Clinton is asked—are you going to keep on giving speeches for $500,000 a pop?—he says, well, of course, yeah, we have—I got to pay the bills. The rest of us, with a few $100,000 speeches, could manage to pay bills for quite a while.”
· AZ-Poll: Sen-McCain-Under-50-Percent, Extraordinarily-Vulnerable …Five-term incumbent Sen. John McCain - 45% has good reason to fear a primary challenge. Newly released data from liberal-leaning Public Policy Polling shows half of Arizona’s Republican primary voters disapprove of McCain’s job performance, and more than half would prefer a more conservative Senate candidate in 2016…
The Western Pinal County Chapter of The Arizona Republican Assembly will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., May 11 at the Legacy Suites, 540 N. Cacheris Ct, Casa Grande (½ mile west of I-10 on Florence Blvd.) with Pinal County Superintendent of Schools Jill Broussard. Contact Chairman Jason Hayes 202-394-7202 email@example.com
· 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 Arizona Corporation Commission is conducting an open to public “Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) Workshop at 1 pm., Wed., May 13 in Hearing Room One at 1200 W Washington Street, Phx.
AZGOP Executive Committee Transcript Link to a transcript of the April 18 AZGOP Executive Committee (ExCom) meeting taken directly from a tape recorded by an attendee of the meeting that was closed to precinct committeeman (PCs) and state committeemen observers. Briefs doesn’t have space to run the 23 page transcript. Behind The Scenes: Robert Graham’s Exclusive Exec. Meeting
· Editor’s Note: When expressing opinions, please limit commentary to 300 words.
· Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio: Yesterday, Mayor Stanton dropped another budget bombshell revealing his budget will be using credit to pay for credit. In your household, that would be similar to paying your mortgage with a credit card. According to city staff, his maneuver to hide the pension obligation will cost taxpayers $58 Million more in Interest alone. He never included any of this information in the budget hearings. Instead, it was glossed over to hide the real motivation in an election year - a motivation that will cost you and your family more money.
Just like his votes to use your money to pay for the Sheraton and his new $31 Billion Train Tax - where it will cost you $161 Million per mile - he is now planning a budget shenanigan which is fiscally irresponsible. This maneuver puts the financial health of our great city at risk. Phoenix will have its highest revenue in history, but fewer and fewer services will be provided because of rising pension costs. The bottom line is that his budget has:
ü The highest revenue in Phoenix history - but still face a budget problem.
ü Total Pension Retirement Costs for 2015-2016 = $319 Million
ü $58 Million in more interest charges
The practice of piling debt on top of debt is fiscally irresponsible costing you $58 Million more in interest charges. My commitment to you is to fight for real reform and to implement fiscal accountability and reform to city government. You have my pledge to continue to expose these shenanigans by the politicians and do all I can to bring fiscal accountability to our city.
· Alan Korwin "The Uninvited Ombudsman" to USA Today: : Every day on page two of the print edition of USA Today, your portrait and a blurb assures readers that "USA Today is committed to accuracy." On page one of the paper on April 28 we read that "We are deploying every resource possible to gain control of the situation and ensure peace moving forward," according to Baltimore's mayor, referring to the recent riots there.
I have no doubt the paper quoted the mayor accurately, but her statement is patently false. We all watched on live TV as scores if not hundreds of battle-outfitted police officers stood around and simply watched rioters, arsonists and looters do whatever they pleased, right in front of them. Reporters at the scene on every channel were aghast, wondering why these readily available resources were not being deployed.
No reporter from USA Today asked her -- or editors suppressed her answer -- and let the false statement run, misleading readers. No images contradicting the mayor's obviously false statement ran. In fact, the front page images in both the Arizona and national editions of the paper (which were markedly different) failed to reveal the truth of the matter, which everyone with a TV set knew, harming the credibility of USA Today.
How does this comport with your "commitment to accuracy"? Do you plan to run a correction, or anything to explain the extremely misleading front-page reporting? Korwin http://www.gunlaws.com firstname.lastname@example.org
AZ CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION
· Reps. Gosar, Pearce Call on Kornze NOT to Combine New Mexico, Arizona BLM Offices “Relocating Arizona’s BLM office to Santa Fe defies commonsense and will lead to permitting delays, job losses, increased wildfires and less efficient land management. Furthermore, forcing 120 Arizona employees to uproot their lives and move to Santa Fe or lose their jobs is not normal workforce attrition. Currently, BLM spends almost $100 million each year on new land acquisition when the agency already can’t manage their existing land portfolio. Instead it should prioritize spending and find the necessary funding for this field office that is critical to Arizona’s economy. The millions of acres of BLM land in our state require a local office with local employees that are familiar with the unique topography and multiple land-use planning process utilized in Arizona. This relocation idea hasn’t been thoroughly examined and no economic impact statement has been completed. BLM should immediately put the brakes on this misguided proposal.”
· HSGAC Passes Sen. McCain’s Bill To Enhance Border Security Senator Jeff Flake cosponsored the Senate bill. AZ Republican Reps Matt Salmon Trent Franks, Paul Gosar Martha McSally and David Schweikert introduced identical legislation in the House of Representatives.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
THURSDAY, MAY 7
· The Central Republican Women of Phoenix will meet at 6:15 pm, May 7 for dinner at the Hilton Garden Inn, 4000 N. Central, Phoenix to hear Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery discuss issues facing the county. Montgomery will discuss DUI enforcement and the ballot measure to decriminalize marijuana as well as other issues. Social at 5:30 pm. $22 per dinner. RSVP: Tina Shaw email@example.com or 623-934-9730. A reservation made is a reservation paid. Cancellations must by made by May 4 to avoid being charged. Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
· Cancelled: The Arizona American African Republican Committee (AAARC) will meet at 6:30 pm., Thurs., May 7 in the AZGOP headquarters, 3501 N. 24th St., Phx to hear Phoenix mayoral candidate Anna Brennan. Contact: Rev Clyde Bowen email@example.com Facebook: http://goo.gl/m2KYFz
· Cancelled In Lieu Of Congressman Paul Gosar Townhall: The Colorado River Tea Party – Yuma will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., May 7 at the Community Christian Church, 6480 E. Hwy 95m (last building behind church). Contact: Chr Sally Kizer firstname.lastname@example.org 928-210-1219
· Congressman Paul Gosar is conducting a 5:30 pm., May 7 Town Hall in the City Hall Council Chambers at 1 City Plaza, Yuma, AZ 85364. Website http://gosar.house.gov) on Twitter @repgosar, or through Facebook at Representative Paul Gosar.
The Mesa Republican Women will meet at 11:30 am, Thur., May 7 to hear House Speaker David Gowan give a wrap up on the 2015 legislative session and take questions. $10 membership luncheon. $12 guest/visitors lunch. $25 yearly membership. Club meets the first Thursday of the month, except July/Aug. The group meets at 1900 E. University Drive, Suite 11, Mesa. Northwest corner of University Drive and Gilbert Road. Riviera Plaza shopping center. Contact: Sherry Pierce, President email@example.com
· The Northeast Maricopa County Chapter of Arizona Republican Assembly will meet between 6-8:30 pm., May 7 in Scottsdale. Speaker - Scottsdale City Councilman Guy Phillips will address another Bond Issue that the majority of the council plans to foist off on taxpayers - similar to the 2014 bond issue. Location: Scottsdale Via Linda Senior Center, Room 4, 10440 N. Via Linda, Scottsdale just south of Shea Blvd. Open meeting. All are welcome. RSVP not required.
Juan & Laura Ciscomani invite you to Patriotic Academy fundraiser at 6 pm., Fri, May 8 for conservative student boot camp. Hosted by Paul and Kathy Parisi, 363 E. Sunburst Pl., Oro Valley, 85704. RSVP with Laura Ciscomani (520) 609‐7416 or firstname.lastname@example.org
· Shane Krauser is the speaker for the 9 a.m, Thurs. May 7 Arizona National Day of Prayer celebration. here for more information.
FRIDAY - MAY 8
The May 8 Tempe Republican Women’s 1920’s ‘Speakeasy’ Cocktail Party at the Tempe Sheraton, 1600 S 52nd St., Tempe. $25 for members, $30 for non-members and $35 for at-the-door registrants. Participants are asked to dress in prohibition era flapper wear. http://temperw.weebly.com/trw-cocktail-party.html
Tempe Republican Women Are Hosting A Cocktail Party Fundraiser between 7-10 pm., May 8 at the Tempe Sheraton, 1600 S 52nd St, Tempe. Cost is $30 - 2 free cocktails and appetizers included. Several hundred dollars worth of raffle items. Dress: Prohibition era. Costume not required. Vendor booths/sponsorships still available. Tickets: trw-cocktail-party Contact: Jessica Merrow, 480-306-2545, email@example.com
· Republican Party of Maricopa County Chairman Tyler Bowyer is organizing the “Stand with Rand” Rally for Presidential Candidate US Senator Rand Paul between 3-5 pm., Fri., May 8 at the Sun Devil Fitness Complex, 400 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe, Arizona 85287. Open to the public. Register at MaricopaCountyGOP or rand-paul-at-asu-tickets Others speakers include LD5 Sen Kelli Ward, a potential US Senate candidate, ASU Student Body President Cassidy Possehl and RPMC chairman Tyler Bowyer. Contacts: Samantha Singh at firstname.lastname@example.org , Nicholas VandenNieuwenhof at email@example.com. Or call (480) 965-8900 or call (480) 965-8900.
SATURDAY - MAY 9
· The LD23 Legislative Buffet Breakfast is scheduled at 9 am, Sat., May 9 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, 7200 N Scottsdale Road, Paradise Valley featuring Secretary of State Michele Reagan, Sen John Kavanagh and Reps Michelle Ugenti and Jay Lawrence. Check in at 8:30 am. $40 per person. Checks payable to LD23 Republican Committee, 8776 E Shea Blvd, #106-341, Scottsdale, AZ 85260. Reservation deadline – May 6. Contact: Liz Alcorn 602-315-0349.
· The Arizona Teenage Republicans Fundraiser dinner/auction is scheduled at 7 pm., Sat., May 9 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort with speakers former CA Congressman Barry Goldwater, Jr., Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar, and former Secretary of State Ken Bennett. Tickets: www.arizonatars.eventbrite.com
Attorney General Mark Brnovich will address ‘Opinions, Thoughts And Goals’ at the Paradise Republican Women 11 am, Sat., May 9 luncheon at the Gainey Golf Club, 7600 E. Gainey Golf Club Drive, Scottsdale AZ 85258. 10:30 social. Proposed bylaws changes will be voted on. $30 per person. RSVP by May 8. Mail check and reservation to: PRWC, P.O. Box 14425, Scottsdale, AZ 85267. www.prwc.org
· Congressman Paul Gosar and former Congressman Barry Goldwater, Jr, along with former Secretary of State Ken Bennett will speak at the 7 pm., Sat., May 9 Arizona Teenage Republican (TARS) banquet at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort. Tickets: Click here
· The LD23 Legislative Breakfast is scheduled at 9 am, Sat., May 9 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, 7200 N Scottsdale Road, Paradise Valley, AZ. $40 per person. Speakers: Secretary of State Michele Reagan, Sen John Kavanagh, Reps Michelle Ugenti and Jay Lawrence. Check in opens at 8:30 am. Reservation deadline – May 6. Mail checks to LD23 Republican Committee, 8776 E Shea Blvd, #106-341, Scottsdale, AZ 85260. Contact: Liz Alcorn 6020-315-0349.
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· Ethics Attorneys: Judge Snow Must Recuse Himself From Arpaio Case
· "Truth" Depends On Who Speaks It...
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