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Monday, September 14, 2015

9-13-15 Briefs

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Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor    repcomm@cox.net

Web Master   John Strasser

 

Sunday – Sept 13, 2015

 

 

     UPDATE ON THE LD30 SAGA:     

·       Although The Maricopa County Republican Committee bylaws do not require a recall petition to specify reasons for recalling a chairman, former LD30 Chairman Timothy Schwartz has responded to MCRC Chairman Tyler Bowyer’s recent request for reasons for removal of current LD30 Chairman Gary Hirsch. Eighty-two of the 146 LD30 Precinct Committeemen (PCs) signed a petition delivered to Bowyer on July 21, requesting a recall election of the current LD30 Chairman. See related story 9-12-15-briefs.html

This is a condensed version of the reasons Schwartz, who submitted the petition, gave to Bowyer :

ü  On January 7th, 2015, 98 new LD30 Precinct Committeemen were approved by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors (BOS).

ü  In February, Chairman Gary Hirsch had his first Executive Board meeting.  Meeting minutes state that he would "do whatever it took" to see that this group of PC'S was nullified and lost their status.

ü  In April, the May 11 election for District Secretary was announced. Two new BOS approved PC'S were told that they could not be on the ballot as secretary candidates because they did not have legitimate PC status.

ü  76 of newly BOS approved PCs showed up at the May meeting (in person or by proxy) but were told that they would only be signed in as "guests" and not as voting members. Many within the group openly protested during the meeting.

ü  Only 14 members attended the June meeting but the Chairman declared a quorum and conducted a meeting. A Point of Order was raised stating 14 members did not make up a quorum. A second Point of Order was raised, and Hirsch was handed a legal document from Maricopa County verifying the official membership of LD30 was 146.  Hirsch acknowledged getting the document (2 additional witness copies were also given to PC's).   Hirsch claimed he had a quorum and proceeded with the meeting.

ü  In July, Hirsch finally acknowledged the new PCs.  Many were looking for an apology from him, but none was given.

ü  There have been relentless personal attacks made against Schwartz (who with others was instrumental in registering this large group of PC'S)  - during public meetings and via the LD email list.  PCs have been forced to endure this for over 8 months now.

ü  When Hirsch won election late last year, there were many hostile activities taking place. People were walking out of our meetings because of the hostility.  The December (2014) meeting warranted the presence of Maricopa County Sheriff's Deputies.  

ü  Giving LD30 a new Chairman is the solution wanted by our members. – Timothy Schwartz

 

·       LD30 Chairman Gary Hirsch told the Briefs this morning (Mon, Sept 14) that he did not receive a copy of the recall petition from MCRC Chairman Tyler Bowyer until the afternoon of Thurs., Sept 10 as he was on his way out of town.  Due to his phone capabilities he was not able to view the entire petition until he returned to the metropolitan area Sunday evening (Sept 13.)  Upon his return to Phoenix, he sent a copy to his officers.

Hirsch said Bowyer never informed him that he received the recall petition on July 21. Nor was Hirsch notified or included in the Aug 26 MCRC EGC board meeting in which the recall was a topic of discussion.  Hirsch said he became aware of the Aug 26 board discussion a couple of days after the board meeting. 

Hirsch said he spoke to Bowyer following the Sept 2 MCRC EGC meeting and that Bowyer admitted that the board had discussion the recall petition at the Aug 26 meeting without Hirsch present to defend himself.  Bowyer promised to provide Hirsch with a copy of the petition, which Hirsch did not receive until Sept 10.

In a memo to his board last night, Hirsch wrote:

I spoke briefly with Chairman Bowyer following the regular MCRC Monthly Executive Committee meeting on Wednesday, September 2. Upon questioning he acknowledged the existence of a recall petition and that a discussion was in fact held in my absence and without my knowledge on August 26. I expressed my disappointment at such shabby and disrespectful treatment of any LD Chairman at the hands of the MCRC Chairman.

“I had to remind Chairman Bowyer that he had taken almost 6 months, from January 10 until July 1, to finally provide the PC appointment forms to LD 30. And that after receiving those forms the EC of LD 30 promptly processed and welcomed all 98 PC by July 8. He took 6 months and we completed our work in only 7 days. That is a fact.

I also reminded Chairman Bowyer he had made numerous, very clear and definitive statements to me and several others that he will never allow a recall of the Chairman in LD 30 . That is also a fact.

“On Tuesday AM, September 8, I received an email from Chairman Bowyer who asked to visit with me via telephone with the statement ‘I'd like to update you on what I have on our end and work with you for a better scenario resolution to the LD30 situation’.   I spoke with the Chairman that afternoon, who's " better scenario"  now included his idea to hold  two elections at some point in the future, one for recall and a second to elected or reelect a Chairman for LD 30. As I expressed my disappointment with his many disingenuous and misleading statements regarding his numerous delays, multiple and changing positions and repeated no recall commitments, he did finally apologize for breaking his no recall commitment. I had to think, ‘Chairman Bowyer, you screwed around for 6 months, now you want ME to take YOUR fall and all you can say is 'I'm sorry?'   

“Then, new light was shed on Chairman Bowyer's  "sometime in the future" election scenario when I received a surprise phone call from MCRC Executive Director April Riggins on Friday morning, September 11 asking ME to verify a meeting venue for a September 28 LD 30 Recall election meeting. I informed April Riggins that is likely D.O.A.

 

This morning Hirsch said he was astounded when he received the phone call from Riggins  on July 11, asking if the regular LD30 meeting place was available on Sept 28 to conduct a special  election meeting.  Hirsch said, “That’s kind of like asking me to make arrangements for my own hanging.”  Ironically, the meeting place is not available on Sept 28, so no venue or date is set a post time.

Bowyer told Briefs several days ago that he and some of the EGC members would attend tonight’s LD30 meeting to ask for their cooperation regarding the special election meeting.

Hirsch, who was elected chairman in early December 2014, expressed disgust with Bowyer for not addressing issues brought to his attention early in 2015. Hirsch said he has been taken the heat and dealing with the district’s frustrations caused by Bowyer’s delays and failure to follow through with promises regarding re-processing the PC applications. 

Hirsch said the LD30 bylaws require that PC application be routed through the LD executive committee for vetting before they are sent to the county chairman, who in turn submits them to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors for approval.

Hirsch said he spoke with Bowyer in January and February regarding irregularities in processing the new PCs and that Bowyer had promised to notify the new PCs via letter 10 days prior to the April meeting that they needed to fill out new PC applications at the LD30 April meeting. Bowyer failed to notify the PCs to file new paper work prior to the April meeting causing further delay.

Complaints also surfaced last week from recall proponents that Bowyer failed to get notification letters out 10 prior to tonight’s meeting (Sept 14) so they could get the election over with and move on.

Hirsch said it is his duty as chairman to follow the LD13 bylaws, so he didn’t allow the new PCs to vote at any meeting until the paper work had been properly re-processed in July. Hirsch claims he finally got the new paper work from Bowyer on July 1. Hirsch and his board had them processed by July 8. “We processed the paper work immediately.  My board and I accomplished in less than a week what Bowyer failed to get done in seven months,” Hirsch said. Those new PCs are now voting members.

At post time, no venue or date have been set for the special election meeting. When it conducted Hirsch said he will probably run for re-election.

LD30’s regularly scheduled meeting is tonight at 7 pm at Palm Shadows. Limited capacity and parking. For details Contact Hirsch at gary.hirsch@cox.net

 

·       Thursday Evening (Sept 10)  MCRC Chairman Tyler Bowyer told the Briefs he was surprised to receive the recall petition on July 21. He claims, “…We handled it head on, the County's position has always been those folks are PCs even though the process by which they were appointed was irregular and not according to PC approved bylaws. This issue (recall) is separate and brand new and was told to me that it wouldn't occur. Don't get the issue of the current chairman of LD30 confused with our position. We handled it promptly and any PC who contacted me or met with me got the same message: they are duly appointed PCs. They did not ask for a removal election until this past month.”  For further information see  9-12-15-briefs

·       Army-Special-Forces-Enraged-Over-Obama-Attacks General rips military leaders: 'They should put their stars on the table and be prepared to resign'  Rules of engagement that risk the lives of U.S. forces and harsh punishments over questionable charges have America’s elite Green Berets fuming at the Obama administration, and the former commander of all Green Berets says it’s just the latest symptoms of a military deliberately weakened by this administration and military officials more concerned about advancement than the good of their forces and their nation.

 

·       And So It Begins... ISIS Flag Among Refugees In German Fight The Police

 

·       Refugees-Pose-As-Syrians-To-Open-Door-To-Asylum-In-Europe

 

·       ISIS-Smuggles-Thousands Of  Extremists-Into-Europe-Refugees    'Just wait…' Islamic State reveals it has smuggled Thousands of extremists into Europe, an operative working for Islamic State has revealed the terror group has successfully smuggled thousands of covert jihadists into Europe.

·       Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus and Co-Chairman Sharon Day on the beginning of Rosh Hashanah: “L’shana tovah to all of our Jewish friends celebrating the start of a new year here in America and around the world,” said Priebus. “As the books of account are opened on this holiday, we can all take the time to reflect on our actions this year and strive to be better to our friends, family, and fellow citizens in the future. As always on days of Jewish celebration, we are reminded of our allies in Israel. We hope that in this new year on the Jewish calendar our relationship will only grow stronger. May 5776 bring further success and greater happiness to our friends in the Jewish community,” said Day. “I hope that the taste of apples and honey carries them into a new year full of sweetness and celebration with their families and congregations.”

 

·       The Daisy Mountain Tea Party Patriots will host Abby Ameri, from The Iranian American Community of AZ  who will address preventing a bad deal with Iran for the security of the US and Israel. The meeting is scheduled at 6:30 pm, Sept 15 in the Anthem Civic Building, 3701 W Anthem Way, Anthem, AZ 85086. Contact: Chairman Vera Anderson 602-821-4675 or email at veraanderson41@gmail.com

 

·       Operation Enduring Gratitude (Veterans serving Veterans by Rebuilding Homes and Lives) is collect canned good between Oct 19-Nov 13 at Wes MEC. Contact: OEG founder Charlie Ellis (480) 678-0938  Charlie@OperationEnduringGratitude.Org
www.OperationEnduringGratitude.Org

 

·       Central Republican Women Of Phoenix will meet at 6:15 pm., Thurs., Oct 1 with Attorney General Mark Brnovich at the Hilton Garden Inn, 4000 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix. 5:30 pm social. RSVP to Tina Shaw at travelingtina@cox.net, or 623-934-9730 no later than Sun, Sept. 27 whether attending or not attending.  Limited space. Reservations required.  A reservation made is a reservation paid unless canceled by Sun, Sept 27.

 

·       A “Morning With Dr. Kelli Ward” – US Senate candidate – is scheduled at 10am., Wed., Sept 16 at the Republican Monetary Exchange, 4040 E Camelback Road, Phoenix. Hosted by Jim Clark. RSVP Clark at 602-67203630 or wardforsenate@rmegold.com. Suggested contribution $100. Pasties and refreshment to be served.

 

·       A Scott Walker Debate Party is scheduled at 5:30 pm., Wed., Sept 16 at the Scottsdale Gun club, 14860 N Northsight Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ. RSVP/tickets:  scott walker

 

·       The  Ted Cruz Debate Watching Party begins at 5:30 pm., Wed., Sept 16 at the Native Grill and Winds, 5030 E Ray Road, Phoenix, AZ. 4 large screen TV food and drinks for fans and  volunteers.  Tickets: ted-cruz-east-valley-tickets

 

·       Editor’s Note:  Scroll down to Calendar of Events for more listings of Presidential Debate GOP Parties scheduled for Wed. Sept 16

 

·       The Gilbert Constitution Fair is scheduled from 6-9 pm., Sat., Sept 19 at the Gilbert Civic Center Grounds, 50 E. Civic Center Dr., South of Warner just east of Gilbert Road. Candidate tables are welcome. Contact Amy Peterson at  amypeterson555@gmail.com

 

·       A Fundraiser For The “ Fred Terry Project” is scheduled at 6 pm., Oct 3 at the Roadrunner Restaurant & Saloon, 47801 N Black Canyon Hwy, New River, AZ 85087 by Operation Enduring Gratitude (Veterans serving Veterans by Rebuilding Homes and Lives) and Vintage Vixens. $47 donation to OEG. Terry lost his home to a kitchen fire several months ago. Contact: founder Charlie Ellis Charlie@OperationEnduringGratitude.Org
www.OperationEnduringGratitude.Org
   (480) 678-0938.

 

·       Morristown GOP Activist Ernie McCollum will be hosting a Dr. Ben Carson Presidential debate potluck between 4:30 pm. and the end of the debate on Wed., Sept 16.  He will smoke a brisket and pork loin and serve it cold. He is also providing ice tea and coffee.  Please bring a side dish.  McCollum has Carson literature. RSVP to beamced@aol.com  Address will be provided when you sign up.

 

·       LD14 And The Graham County Republican Committee will meet at 10 am., Sat., Sept 19 at the Victory Theatre, 555 E Entertainment Ave. Safford, AZ  85546 to hear A.J. LaFaro, former Chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Committee. AZ Speaker of the House David Gowan and Senate Majority Whip Gail  Griffin will be in attendance and available to answer questions.  Sign ins open at 9:30 am. Contact: Acting LD14 Secretary Maureen Tozzi at  502-429-1395.  LaFaro is also a director for the National Republican Assemblies.

 

·       Operation Enduring Gratitude (Veterans serving Veterans by Rebuilding Homes and Lives) is co-sponsoring a B2B  Networking Mixer at 6 pm., Oct 8 at the Clover Leaf  Gastrolounge, 4225 N. Craftsman Court, Old Town Scottsdale. Contact:  OEG founder Charlie Ellis (480) 678-0938  Charlie@OperationEnduringGratitude.Org
www.OperationEnduringGratitude.Org

 

·       House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) vows that Republicans will continue to lead the fight to stop the president's Iran deal.  Detailing how dangerous the deal is for our security, and the security of our allies, McCaul says, "This was not a negotiation with an honest government.  It was a negotiation with terrorists, who chant 'Death to America' and stand against freedom and democracy."   watch address,

 

·       Rep. Michael McCaul: Iran Nuclear Deal Was 'Negotiation with Terrorists'.  In the weekly Republican address, House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas, vowed to keep working to fight the Iran nuclear deal. … Speaking of his experience chairing a Congressional hearing at the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City earlier in the week, McCaul invokes to American promise not to forget the September 11th attacks 14 years ago. ‘Iran's leaders have called for our defeat and the destruction of our close friend Israel,’ McCaul said. ‘The regime is responsible for more than 1,000 American casualties during the Iraq war, they have plotted a terrorist attack here in our Nation's capital, and launched destructive cyberattacks against American companies.’” (ABC News Radio)

 

·       The Tempe Republican Women will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., Sept 28 at the Pyle Recreation Center, 655 E Southern, Tempe to hear Free Market Warrior, author, economist Loren Spivack. Contact: 480-306-2545.

 

·       Operation Enduring Gratitude (Veterans serving Veterans by Rebuilding Homes and Lives) plans its final clean up between 6:30 am and noon, Sat., Sept 26 for Viet Nam Corps of Engineers veteran Fred Terry of New River. Terry lost his home to a kitchen fire several months ago. Location:  (East of 7th St & Circle Mtn Road), New River, AZ. Contact:  OEG founder Charlie Ellis (480) 678-0938  Charlie@OperationEnduringGratitude.Org
www.OperationEnduringGratitude.Org

 

·       ATTN VETS: Fry’s Food Stores will hold open interviews on Tues., Sept. 15, for all veterans and their family members. Fry’s, headquartered in Tolleson, is hiring to fill more than 1,100 positions in its 119 stores across Arizona.  Veterans and their family members need only to fill out an application online at jobs.frysfood.com by Sept. 13, and then return to a nearby store on Sept. 15, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. (no appointment necessary).The online application requests an email address, employment history and education information and takes about 30 minutes to complete. Fry’s is asking applicants to input the hashtag #HonoringOurHeroes in the “Search by keyword” field located at the top of jobs.frysfood.com when applying online to be eligible for an in-store interview on Sept. 15.  See www.frysfood.com. Contact:  JoEllen Lynn, Fry’s Food Stores, (623) 907-7190 or  Jo.Lynn@frysfood.com

·       The Public Is Invited to a public showing of "The Truth in School Funding" on  Sept 15 Surprise Tea Party meeting in the Grand Canyon Room of the Sun City West Foundation Plaza, 14465 W R H Johnson Blvd., Sun City West, AZ 85375. Get the answers to school funding and how your tax money is spent. Presenter Phil Mason has spent nearly 20 years in Arizona government, including Arizona State Legislature Supervisor of Administrative Services and Research Director Joint Legislative Audit Committee. Door open at 6 pm., meeting starts at 6:30 pm.  A Q&A session will follow Mason’s slide presentation.

 

·       The AZRA South Mountain Chapter organizational meeting is scheduled for 9:30 am., Sat., Sept 19 at the Republican Party of Maricopa County Tempe Office,  3030 S. Rural, Tempe, AZ 85282. Contact: Kimber Hattendorf  kimberhatt@yahoo.com

 

·       The Hwy 69 Republicans will meet at 6 pm., Mon., Sept 14 at the rear dining room at the Puerta Vallarta Restaurant, 11901 E Hwy 69, Dewey, AZ 86327. Social hour 5 pm. Speakers: Darlene Packard and Chief Brian Freitag of  the Chino Valley Fired Department. RSVP for seating to June 899-3150 or Fran at info@highway69republicans.com

 

·       The Chino Valley Pachyderm meets at 6 pm., Thurs., Sept 17 at the Prescott Golf and Country Cub, 1030 Country Club Blvd, Dewey, AZ to hear State Treasurer Jeff DeWit and LD13 Representative Darin Mitchell.  Social/dinner at 5 pm.RSVP to Sue Goodchild at  suepachy@gmail.com. Meetings are always the 3rd Thursday of the month. CQ will address vetting a candidate in Oct. Sen candidate Kelli Ward is scheduled in November, and Supt of Public Instruction Diane Douglas is featured in December.

 

·       Arizona Project will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., Sept 14 to hear veteran Marcus Tillis talk about the benefits available to returning veterans and their spouse and veteran Louise “Weezie” Burrell will address the benefits available thru the Ladies Auxiliary and what they can do to assist returning veterans. Both speakers are members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 9400.

 

·       A Presidential Debate Party is scheduled between 4-8 pm., Wed., Sept 16 at the Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E Broadway Tucson, 85711.  Happy Hour prices 4-8pm. Debate from Reagan Ranch starts at 6pm.  Co-sponsored by the Pima GOP, LD9, LD10, Tucson Republican Women and the Pima County Republican Club and Eastside Republicans.

   

·       Arizona Project will host a “Debate and Poor Man’s Steak Fry” at 5 pm., Wed., Sept 16 at 3375 E Shea Blvd., phx.  Doors open at 4 pm.  After the Presidential devate, a straw poll will be taken, followed by an analysis of the proceedings. Chairman Ron Ludders reports that “Since most of us are Republicans, and economically disadvantage ones at that, our steaks will consist of 100% beef hot dogs served with cowboy beans. If you've never been to one of these Steak Fry’s you don't know what you've been missing. Contact: Ludders at 602-677-1496

 

·       GOP Presidential Candidate Contacts:

Ben Carson                        www.bencarson.com

Bobby Jindal                      www.bobbyjindal.com

Carly Forina                       www.carlyforpresident.com

Chris Christi                        www.chrischristie.com

Donald Trump                  www.donaldjtrump.com

George Patake                  www.georgepataki.com

Jeb Bush                             www.jeb2016.com

John Kasich                        www.johnkasich.com

Lindsey Graham                www.lindseygraham.com

Marc Rubio                        www.marcorubio.com

Mike Huckabee                 www.mikehuckabee

Rand Paul                           www.randpaul.com

*Rick Perry                         www.rickperry.org   Campaign suspended

Rick Santorum                   www.ricksantorum.com

Scott Walker                      www.scottwalker.com

Ted Cruz                             www.tedcruz.org

·       Call The White House 202-456-1111 Comments. Switchboard: 202-456-1414. Contact Senate https://www.senate.gov/ or Representatives http://www.house.gov/   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

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS 

 

SEPT 14

·        LD1 (Maricopa County) will host Congressman David Schweikert at 7 pm., Sept. 14  at the Desert Hills Community Church, 34835 N. 7th St., Phx.  85086  (7th St. and Carefree Hwy). Contact: LD1 Chr Cathy Schwanke schwankeld1@gmail.com  to confirm that Schweikert will be speaking in case of a scheduling change.

 

·        LD 29  will meet at 7 pm., Mon, Sept 14 at 12836 W Colter St, Litchfield Park, 85340. 6:15 pm social.  Contact Chairman Alan Gaugert alan.gaugert@gmail.com   623-330-3622.

 

·        LD20 will meet at 7 pm., Mon, Sept 14 at the Washington School District Offices, 4650 W Sweetwater in Glendale. Meet & Greet at 6:30 pm. Political Consultant Constantin Querard will address  the “Popular Presidential Vote.” Contact: 1st Vice Chairman Nickie Kelley, nickiekelley@gmail.com

 

·        The Western Pinal County Chapter of The Arizona Republican Assembly will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., Sept 14 at the Siegel Suites Select, 540 N Cacheris Cr., Casa Grande, to hear Pinal County Recorder Virginia Ross speak. Contact: Jason Hayes  202-394-7202    jason@jasonhayes.org

 

·        Congresswoman Martha McSally will speak with Southern Arizona seniors at 4 pm at the Cascades Retirement Community, 201 N. Jessica Avenue, in Tucson on Monday, Sept 14.

 

SEPT 15

·        The Daisy Mountain Tea Party Patriots will host Abby Ameri, from The Iranian American Community of AZ  who will address preventing a bad deal with Iran for the security of the US and Israel. Th meeting is scheduled at 6:30 pm, Sept 15 in the Anthem Civic Building, 3701 W Anthem Way, Anthem, AZ 85086. Contact: Chairman Vera Anderson 602-821-4675 or email at veraanderson41@gmail.com

 

·        LD18 Rep Jill Norgaard is hosting a “Mock Floor Session” at 3 pm., Tues., Sept 15 where attendees will participate in debating and voting on a bill on legalizing marijuana.  Limited Space. RSVP by Sept 8 with the names of you group to lmaher@azleg.gov  Participants will meet on the staircase side of the House lobby.  Parking is available across the street from the capitol at the Wesley Bolin Plaza.  Contact: LD18 Legis Adm Assist Liam Maher (602) 926-3154   lmaher@azleg.gov 

 

·        CANCELLED: LD10 will meet at 5:30 pm., Tues., Sept 15 at the Elks Lodge. 615 S Pantano. Tucson, AZ. Contact: Phone: (520) 321-1492 hq@pimagop.org

·        SOLD OUT: The SaddleBrooke Republican Club is sold out for its 11 am, Tues., Sept 15 luncheon in the East Ballroom, at the Mountain View Country Club in Tucson with Gov Doug Ducey, who will discuss his education plan through use of the State Land Fund Trust.  Doors open at 11 am. Contacts: Neil MacDonald. VP Communications clanranald5@gmail.com or Marian DiPietro at msdipietro@gmail.com  or call 520-230-8343.

 

·        The Pima County Republican Club will meet at 11:30 am., Tues., Sept 15 at 450 S Tucson Blvd. Tucson, Arizona 85716. Contact: Phone: (520) 321-1492 hq@pimagop.org

·        The Surprise Tea Party will meet at 6:30 pm., Tues., Sept 15 to see Phil Mason, Sr. slide presentation on "The Truth About School Funding". Long-time Republican activist, Mason is the Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA) first vice-president and membership chairman, former AZOP Director Operations, Arizona State Legislature Supervisor of Administrative Services and Research Director Joint Legislative Audit Committee, PAChyderm Coalition/Arizona Conservative Coalition. The meeting is scheduled at the Sun City West Foundation Plaza Grand Canyon room, 14465 W R H Johnson Blvd. Sun City West, AZ 85375.

SEPT 16

·        The Republican Party of Mesa (LD25)  is hosting a Debate Watching Party on Wed., Sept 16 at TQLA in Dana Park, 1840 S. Val Vista Rd. Mesa, Arizona 85204. The top tiered candidates will be debating at 5 pm.  TQLA will be providing happy hour prices for the entire debate.  This includes ½ price appetizers.  RSVP at www.evite.com/event/ or email Ian Murray, Chairman Republican Party of Mesa at Ian@DesignedForLife.com.

 

·        The Northwest Valley Tea Party will be having a Debate Night BBQ  Wed., Sept 16 Reservations required for adequate food preparation . Contact: Ted Farmer at trf85373@gmail.com

 

·        The Western Pinal County Republicans will meet at 5:30 pm., Wed., Sept 16 at BeDillions to hear Secretary of State Michelle Regan. Contact: Phone: (520) 321-1492 hq@pimagop.org

 

·        The AZGOP Debate Watch Party is scheduled at 6:45 pm., Wed., Sept 16 at the Studio Movie Grill in Scottsdale. Doors open at 5 pm. Co-sponsored by Seth Leibsohn and 960 KKNT The Patriot.  Free admission. Food and beverages available for purchase. Register here

 

·        A Presidential Debate Watch Party For Gov Scott Walker is scheduled at 6 pm., Wed., Sept 16. Doors open at 5:30 at the Scottsdale Gun Club, 14860 N Northsight Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260. Free tickets downloaded here: http://tinyurl.com/nra4uyz   Contact AZforScottWalker@gmail.com

 

·        A “Morning With US Senate Candidate Kelli Ward” will be hosted by Jim Clark at 10 am., Wed, Sept 16 at the Republic Money Exchange, 4040 E Camelback, Phx. RSVP Clark at 602-672-3630 or wardforsenate@rmegold.com  Pastries and refreshments will be served. $100 per person contribution suggested.

 

·        Arrowhead Republican Women will meet Wed, Sept 16 at Briarwood Country Club, 20800 N. 135th Ave., Sun City West. Loren Spivack, known as the "Free Market Warrior" for his teaching conservative groups about free market economics, will address the group. Check-in at 10:45am, meeting at 11:30am. Reservation required. Cost is $20 payable by cash or check at the door. Reservations must be made through arwlunchrsvp@gmail.com or  arrowheadluncheons. Arrowhead Republican Women is open to Republican women registered to vote in AZ - Republican men may join as associate members.

 

·        A Presidential Debate Watching Party is scheduled between 4-8 pm., Wed., Sept 16 in the Fireside Gill in the Lexington Hotel, 12800 Saguaro Dr., Fountain Hills. Free appetizers, open bar, limited men.

 

·        CANCELLED: The Eastside Republicans will meet at 6 am., Wed., Sept 16 in the Golf Links Library - 9640 E, Golf Links, Tucson Arizona, 85730.Topic: TUSD Recall:    What's the "Story", Who is running & Why a Recall. Contact:  Parralee Schneider, 250-5073 or  pmstucson@aol.com

 

·        The Arizona Project is planning a Wed., Sept 16  "Debate Party And Poor Folks Steak Fry".  (Hot dogs and cowboy beans) at 3375 E Shea Blvd, Phx., to watch the debate from the Reagan Library, hosted by CNN’s Jake Tapper with questions from Hugh Hewitt. Free admission.  Food/beverage minimal charge. Contact: Ronald Ludders, Chairman 602.677.1496

 

·        Ted Cruz for President Coalition Arizona Director Darrell Covert has announced Ted Cruz Debate Watching parties Add to Calendar  for the Wed., Sept 16 CNN Presidential Debate. Large screens, open bar.

ü  East Valley – 5:30 pm., Native Grill and Wings, 5030 E Ray Road., Phx, 85044View Map

ü  Fountain Hills – 4-8 pm,  Fireside Grill in Lexington Hotel, 12800 N Saguaro Drive. Limited seating. Contact: Linda Brickman luvbug1611@cox.net       602-330-9422.

 

·        The Palo Verde Republican Women’s Sept 16 luncheon is scheduled at Grayhawk Golf Club, Fairway House, 8620 E Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale. Dr. Kenneth Michael Kearns, M.D. will speak "Bias in the Women's Health Institute Study: The Profound Impact." Lunch is $25, Social at 11am, Program/lunch 11:30am. Contact Edith Stock, pvrwlunch@gmail.com or call 480-298-7818.

 

·        Pima County Republicans will watch the 6 pm., CNN Presidential Debate from 4-8 pm, Wed., Sept 16 at the Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E Broadway Tucson 85711. The 4-8 pm debate watching party is sponsored by the Pima GOP, LD9, LD10, Tucson Republican Women and the Eastside Republicans. Contact: Phone: (520) 321-1492 hq@pimagop.org

 

·        In Accordance With The Requirements of Arizona Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Permit for Discharge from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) to Waters of the United States (permit no. AZG2002-002), Maricopa County Environmental Services Department has prepared a Draft Stormwater Management Plan Annual Report for submittal to the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. The County’s Draft Stormwater Management Plan Annual Report will be available for review at a public meeting at 8:30 am., Wed., Sept 16 at the Maricopa County Environmental Services Dept., 3rd flr classroom, 1oo1 N Central Ave., Phx, AZ 85004.  (602) 506-5557.

 

SEPT 17

·        The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., Sept 17.  Contact: Chr Sally Kizer  coloradoriverteaparty@reagan.com  928-210-1219   www.coloradoriverteaparty.org

 

·        St. Anne’s Respect Life Ministry invites you to join in praying the Rosary for Life at the Chandler Planned Parenthood, 610 N. Alma School Road, (Corner of Alma School Road and Galveston), each Monday, Aug 10, 17, 24, 31 at 8:15 am – 9:15 am. Contact: Genny Jones, 480-201-7198.

 

·        A Free Concert Highlighting Congressman Matt Salmon is scheduled at 7 pm., Thurs., Sept 17 by Constitution Week USA at the Mission Community Church, 4450 E Elliot Road, Gilbert. Other speakers include Gilbert Mayor John Lewis, Father Will Schmid - St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Parish, Pastor Tim Thompson - Fountain of Life Fellowship and T. Sergeant Robin O'Bannon - USAF (ret.). People of all faiths are welcome. Contact: Gilbert City Director Victor Petersen  Cell: 602-332-7432.

 

·        The University of Arizona College Republican City Council Forum is slated for 6:30 pm., Thurs., Sept 17 at 1423 E. University Blvd. Modern Languages Room 311. RSVP uacrpresident@gmail.com  by Sept 15.

 

SEPT 18

·        The Sabino  High School Young Republicans will meet Fri, Sept 18 at 5000 N Bowes Rd, Tucson, AZ 85749. Time tba.

SEPT 19

·        The Quail Creek Republican Club will meet at 2 pm., Sat., Sept 19 at the Madera Clubhouse Ballroom #3. 2055 E Quail Crossing Blvd, Green Valley, AZ.  Ocober and November meetings will be held  the 3rd Friday of the month. December is undecided. Contact: President Lee Corneilson at 1-980-333-1759.

·        The Pinal County Republican Committee  will meet at 10 am., Sat., Sept 19 at the Florence 1891 Historic Courthouse 135 N Pinal St, Florence AZ. Contact:  Mary Rodriguez - Secretary, PCRC  rodrigs@1791.com

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·        LD3 and LD4 will meet at 9 am., Sat., Sept 19 at the Golden Coral Resturant. 6383 S Midvale Park Road. Tucson, Arizona. The Sept 19 speaker is Steve Chucri, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors.   FHRepublicanClub.org      FHRepublican@gmail.com

·        Moral Action Ministry Fall Series open at 9:45 am, Sat., Sept 19 at the North Scottsdale Christian Church, 28700 N. Pima Rd. Scottsdale, AZ. 85266 with Judicial Watch-Mark Spencer and Frank Riggs of the Joe Foss Institute, plus a documentary on
Germany during the 1930 and 40s. Families, Vendors, & Donations Welcome. Contact:  602-818-8838 or
giza@cox.net

 

·        The Prescott Valley Oathkeepers will meet at noon, Sat., Sept 19 at the Puerta Vallarta Mexican Restaurant on Hwy 69, 11901 E. Hwy 69, Dewey, AZ, 86327. RSVP required for food preparation and staff requirements. Oathkeepers Chairman Jim Arroyo will address being prepared for any emergency and keeping water pure with the ratio of bleach to water.  First responders welcome. Contact: http://oathkeepers.org/  http://oathkeepers.org/oktester/about/

 

Candidate Corner

Announced Candidate Commentary

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·       US Senate Candidate Clair Van Steenwyk response to Senators McCain & Graham call to import more Middle East refugees without being able to even verify who they really are.  But what is to be expected of two office holders who promote open borders and amnesty?  Both of you voted for the Patriot Act, NDAA, CISPA, NSA Funding, Bad Trade Deals, Wars etc., claiming it’s to keep Americans safe, even though it violates our 4th Amendment Rights and hasn't made any of us safer or freer.  Now you say we have to allow Syrian refugees into our country basically because we’re a compassionate people.  Senators McCain & Graham you have a similar stand on illegal aliens, whether they entered illegally or overstayed their visas also because we’re a compassionate people.  It’s past time both of you to start keeping the oath you took to protect and defend the US Constitution, thereby protecting us from the invasion of illegals as President Eisenhower called it back in the 50’s and deported over 4 million.  Resign your office and find new states or maybe countries to live in as your service in the Senate hasn’t made us safer or freer, rather it’s made us more slaves to the real enemy of all of us -- the US Government. We have more to fear from you and those like you at all levels of government.  I and many others are looking forward to the day you’re both removed from office along with those like you. By the way try to have some compassion on the citizens of America and our children, as we’re worse off now than we were before either of you so called civil servants took office. We all know you’re neither civil and certainly haven’t been serving any of us very well.  http://www.vanussenate.com/

 

NEWS LINKS

·        GOP Establishment Strategy to Nominate Bush by Flooding Race With Candidates Exposed

·        Invasion: 190-US-Cities-Obama-Selected-To Dump-Muslim-Refugees

 

·        Democrats Urge US To Take 100,000 Syrian Refugees

 

·        Migrant Crisis:  What The Media Is Not Showing

 

·        Many, Including Refugees, Blame US For Euro-Migrant Crisis

 

·        America's Reckless Refuge For Jihad

 

·        Phoenix Interstate-10 Shootings: Copycat May Have Struck

 

·        NY-Times-Columnist-Trashes-Obamas-Syrian-Nightmare; Will-Media-Notice

 

·        Obamas-Plan-To-Import-10,000-Refugees-Would-Cost-Taxpayers-$6.5-Billion

 

·        Muslim-Refugees-Destroying-Everything-They-Touch-In-Italy

 

·        Where-Refugees-Go-In-America … For The United States. Which Has Been Capping The Number Of Incoming Refugees At 70,000 Per Year, 10,000 Syrians Is A Big Deal. Where Will They All Go?

·        Will Republicans Stop Obama's Next Wave Of Mulim 'Refugees'??

·        Obama-Admin-Resettling-Refugees-In-Republican-States

·        Major-Red-Alert: Syrian-Refugee-Crisis-Is-Not-As-It-Appears; A-Major-Trojan-Horse-Operation-For-All-Western-Nations-Guess-Who-Is-Behind-This-Massive-Exodus

·        We-Cant-Take-Any-More-Germany-Closes-Border-Stops-All-Trains

·        State AG Says Tucson Co. Defrauded Timeshare Owners

·        Tucson's Northeast Side Gets Homebuilding Attention

·        Gallup: Gov’t Workers Happier Than Private-Sector Workers About Retirement Plan, Insurance, Vacation

 

·        Record Number Of Children Sleeping In DCS Offices

 

·        Must See: Paul Harvey: What Is A Policeman?

·        Mountain Bikers Report Person Putting Traps On Trails

 

·        USGS Says 6.6 Magnitude Quake Hits Gulf Of California

 

 

SEEING RED AZ

·        Obama increases Muslim refugee surge into U.S. What a surprise…citizens worldwide want to maintain their security, national identity

·        Petty Perry Exits 2016 Race Lobbing Shots At Trump…And Then There Were Sixteen

SONORAN ALLIANCE

·        What-Is-Motivating-The-Arizona-Freeway-Shooter

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

AMERICAN FREEDOM By BARBARA

GILBERT/GILA WATCH:

·        Constitution Week USA - Gilbert - September 16-23

·        Religious Convictions of America's Founders: William Hooper

·        How Great Thou Art: Sam Santiago.  Youtube video.

ESPRESSO PUNDIT

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER

MICHELLE MALKIN

·        Americas-Reckless-Refuge-For-Jihad

ALLEN B WEST

 

RNC

·        GOP chairman: White House is 'ours to lose'   I think were in a great place as a party," Reince Priebus said.  http://hill.cm/UCFxCHT

·        The-Deciding-Vote-For-Obamas-Iran-Deal-Was-Bob-Corker-Not-Barbara-Mikulski

ILLEGALS/IMMIGRATION/BORDERS/AMNESTY

·        Narcotics-And-Covert-Intelligence:How-The-CIA-Commandeered-The-'War-On-Drugs'

·        Cartels-Continue-Using-Legal-Aliens-And-Minors-For-Smuggling-Operations

·        Joe-Arpaio-Sheriff-Takes Issue With Trump

·        Carson; CNN's-Acosta-'Was-An-Idiot'-Border-Smuggling-'A-War'-Military-Experts-Should-Handle/

·        Editorial: Tell-The-Truth-There-S-Little-To-Fear

·        Immigration-Policies-Leave-America-Vulnerable-To-Another-911

·        Remember 1986

·        Borderland Beat

·        AZ Border Defenders     Updated Daily

·        Need2no    Border News Watch

SECOND AMENDMENT, FIREARMS

·        Chuck Woolery Defends Guns: 'The Real Assault Weapon Is The Liberal Media, They're Attacking Your Constitutional Rights'

WAR ON COPS

·        Four-Texas-Troopers-Injured-During-Stop; Manhunt-Underway

FRAUD

·        Muslims-Busted-Massive-Welfare Fraud Against US Taxpayers

MILITARY/VETERANS

·        Navy Chaplain Who Almost Lost His Job Due To ‘Biblical Views’ Just Won ‘Total Victory’

·        Disabled Veteran: ‘If You Push’ Iran ‘Deal Through, You Will Have The Blood Of U.S. Service Members On Your Hands’

·        US Making 'Remarkable Progress' Against Isis   Gen. John Allen Said He Wasn't Sure If Iraq Would Survive The Rise Of Isis.  Http://Hill.Cm/W4bhkkp 

·        Texas-Disabled-Veterans-Pro-Police-Truck-Totaled-By-Fyf-Supporters

·        40 Years After Vietnam, Blue Water Navy Vets Still Fighting For Agent Orange Compensation

TERRORIST

·        Jailed-Terrorist-Tries-To-Convert-Fellow-Inmate-To-Islam-Gets-Beaten-Up

DEPT OF JUSTICE

·        Obama’s-DOJ-Sues-Nebraska-Business-That-Asked-Foreign-Workers-If-They-Were-Legal

RELIGIOUS/CULTURAL ISSUES

·        Jailed-Terrorist-Tries-To-Convert-Fellow-Inmate-To-Islam-Gets-Beaten-Up

·        Topless-Protesters-To-Packed-Muslim-Conference: I’m-My-Own-Prophet

·        Caught-On-Video: Topless-Women-Beaten-Like-Dogs-For-Feminist-Protest-At-Muslim-Event

TED CRUZ

·        Cruz: If Iran Nuclear ‘Deal Goes Through … Americans Will Die, Israelis Will Die, Europeans Will Die’

·        Cruz: If Iran Deal Passes, Obama Administration Will Become ‘World’s Leading Financier of Radical Islamic Terrorism’

DONALD TRUMP

·        Trumps Reform Agenda: Elect Super-Competent' People   Trump Said "It's Hard To Believe Some Of The People That We Have In Office."  Http://Hill.Cm/Ryeobkb

·        Trump Holding On To Leads In Early Voting States   Iowa Remains The Most Competitive Race.  Http://Hill.Cm/Hxud9xe

SARAH PALIN

·        Glenn-Beck: I-Owe-Sarah-Palin-An-Apology

RICK PERRY

·        Rick Perry Suspends His Campaign

JOHN KASICH

·        Kasich-Agrees-With-Obama-On-Syrian-Refugee-Crisis-America-Needs-To-Be-Part-Of-This-Solution

BEN CARSON

·        Ben Carson: My Soft-Softness Is A Strength, Not A Weakness

·        Carson Responds To Trump: I Have Plenty Of Energy   The Retired Neurosurgeon Said He Would Bring Plenty Of Energy To The Oval Office.  Http://Hill.Cm/Tansdl8

·        Carson Apologizes For Questioning Trump’s Faith, Says Shouldn’t Have ‘Taken That Bait’

·        Ben Carson On Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis: 'This Is A Judeo-Christian Nation'

SCOTT WALKER

·        USA-TODAYs-Scott-Walker-Reporter-Signed-Recall-Petition-Recall

·        Walker: Americans ‘Can’t Trust Hillary’   Walker Said Americans Can't Trust Clinton "On Just About Anything."  Http://Hill.Cm/Kijyiqs

·        Walker Slams Obama On ‘Absence Of Leadership’ On Police Killings   Walker Said It Is Obama's Duty To "Stand Up And Say Something."  Http://Hill.Cm/Oxsezmt

CHRIS CHRISTIE

·        Christie: Congressional Republicans Not Interested In Getting Things Done   Christie Said Voters "Want To Burn Down Congress" Because It Doesn't Do Anything.  Http://Hill.Cm/Yslreqk

·        Christie: 'Bridgegate' Not A Stain On My Record   He Insisted His Response To The Controversy Is A Positive For Him.  Http://Hill.Cm/Hbgcq4m

LINDSEY GRAHAM

·        Lindsey-Graham-Didnt-Make-Cut-For-GOP-Debate-In-His-Own-State

·        Most-South-Carolina-GOP-Voters-Think-Lindsey-Graham-Should-Drop-Presidential-Race

BILL AND HILLARY

·        Clinton-Foundation-Illegally-Solicited-Tax-Exempt-Donations 
Collected Millions For 8 Years Without IRS Approval

·        Pro-Clinton Group Is Out With New Report Defending Email Server Security

DEMS AND LIBS

·        Sanders Gains On Clinton, Dem Advisors Call For Biden To Run

CONGRESS

·        McConnell: Iran Deal Helps US Win In ’16

·        Obama, Congress Guilty Of Treason

·        Senator-Bob-Corker-Insults-Memory-911-Victims-Middle-East-Vets

PLANNED PARENTHOOD

·        Rep. Black: ‘You Don’t Get Livers And Hearts And Brains From A Blob Of Tissue – That’s A Baby’

·        Key-Points-From-The-First-9-Planned-Parenthood-Videos

GLOBAL WARMING

·        And Now It’s Global Cooling! Return Of Arctic Ice Cap As It Grows By 29% In A Year

INTERNATIONAL

·        Israeli Ambassador: UN ‘Would Vote To Declare That The Earth Is Flat, If The Palestinians Proposed It’

·        Iran Claims U.S. Had No Option To Concluding Nuclear Agreement

·        Kim Plans To Revive North Korean Tourism By Creating Surfers’ Paradise

·        ‘Refugee Air’ Aims To Get Sky Route For Refugees Off The Ground

·        Egypt’s SISi Rushes To Form New Cabinet After Government Resigns

·        Hit With Record Budget Shortfalls, Saudi Arabia Eyes Spending Cuts

·        Why The Rich Gulf States Won’t Take Refugees

·        Yankee, Don’t Go Home Just Yet; Unlikely ‘Strategic Partnerships’ Take Shape In East Asia

·        Syrian Migrant Wave To Europe Shames Rich Arabs

·        Surprise! Iran Finds “Unexpectedly High” Uranium Reserve

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