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11-12-15 Briefs

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Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor    repcomm@cox.net

Web Master   John Strasser

Wednesday – Nov 12, 2015

 

·       A Ruckus Was Raised during the Nov 4 Maricopa County Republican’s Executive Guidance Committee donnybrook over Chairman Tyler Bowyer’s doing things on his own without knowledge/communications of/with his board. The following day, First Vice Chair Jeni White says she took it upon herself to contact Sen Jeff  Flake’s office over an unpaid $1,000 check for the March Lincoln Luncheon. It seems White did not have Bowyer’s knowledge, permission or directive – nor a vote/directive of the board - to intervene. Now that things have settled a bit from a resolution related donnybrook and folks are thinking a tad more calmly, it has been pointed out that what White did to Bowyer and the EGC board is no different than what Bowyer is accused of doing.  Hmmm… What’s that old saying – “What’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander”.  Is there now a “no confidence vote” in the making for the First Vice Chair, as well??? - ft

·       And Speaking Of The MCRC EGC Donnybrook.  Anyone interested in reading EGC Second Vice Chairman Aaron Border’s two page, single spaced “no confidence resolution”  against Chairman Tyler Bowyer can find it posted at The Resolution That No Other Maricopa County Republican Website Will Post .  Briefs has reference the 19 points in the resolution in prior stories, but did not post the entire resolution due to its length. Briefs is so named - as its intent is to present information in brevity. - ft

·       Wednesday Morning LD13 Chairman Wally Campbell reported an estimated 40 to 50 people attended the Nov 10 LD13 meeting at the Wigwam. She reported that “the room was full and Secretary of State Michelle Reagan was a good speaker.”  Briefs thought that was great considering the GOP Presidential Debate was held the same night.  Due to commentary received the past two days, Briefs asked LD13 Secretary Renee Taylor, what the official attendance record shows. The secretary’s reports wasn’t quite so glowing.  Renee said she had requested a PC count at the start of the meeting and the official record shows 25 people in attendance, including the speaker and guests. Of the 25 in attendance, 17 were precinct committeemen – that’s 17 PCs out of over 200 LD13 PCs listed (voting members) by the county recorder’s office as of Oct 15, 2015. Which brings up another question.  Did LD13 have a quorum when it voted on an item Tuesday evening? According to the current LD13 bylaws “A quorum for the purpose of transacting business is one-fourth (1/4) of the Precinct Committeemen registered and in person or by proxy.”  A quarter of the registered PCs equates to 50 PCs in attendance to transact business. That’s twice the entire attendance count Tuesday evening. The 17 PCs in attendance is about a third of the PCs required to make up a quorum to contact business. – ft

 

·       GOP Debate Discussion Chief  Republican Strategist Shane Wikfors - The 4th GOP Debate with Bruce St. James and Pamela Hughes (11/11)  Were there any winners and losers?

·       Reports Were Flying today that US Senate Candidate Alex Meluskey was prepared to “go full tilt negative” on US Senate candidate Kelli Ward at tonight’s LD23 candidate forum.

·       "Hillary Clinton is Public Enemy No. 1 for coal miners and their communities because she wholeheartedly supports President Obama's EPA agenda that is crippling their way of life," Republican National Committee spokesman Michael Short said in a statement. If Hillary Clinton were truly on the side of coal country, she would stand up to extreme anti-energy environmentalists that run the Democrat Party instead of embracing their agenda that is killing jobs and driving up costs." clinton-unveils-coal-country-plan-firing-up-critics-energy-stance

·       Volunteers Are Needed From The Arrowhead Republican Women’s Club to host a jewelry sales table and provide political information between 6 am-1 pm., Sat., Nov 14 at the Surprise Swap Meet at the Aquatic Center, 15831 Bullard Ave. (Bell Road, west past Grand to Bullard, turn L to Tierra). Contact: Jan Martinson Jlmart15102@aol.com   623-546-3753 to reserve your volunteer time.

·       A “Republic We Will Keep” gathering is scheduled Sat., Dec 5 at the  Inde Motorsports Ranch in Willcox, Arizona.  BBQ, private motor speedway, shoot machine guns with a certified, insured range master, and tour a private collection of Cold War fighter jets. RSVP: http://www.compactforamerica.org/ - !a-republic-we-will-keep/c213c    Info on Inde Motorsports Ranch go to: http://indemotorsports.com

 

·       Today, Larry Klayman, Founder Of Freedom Watch and before that Judicial Watch, and a former federal prosecutor, announced that his client, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, had filed a petition for writ of certiorari before the U.S. Supreme Court. Earlier, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit had upheld a lower court ruling by an Obama-appointed judge to dismiss Arpaio's challenge to President Obama's executive amnesty for over 5 million illegal aliens, on the grounds that Arpaio lacked standing (14-cv-01966). However, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently ruled the exact opposite with regard to an identical challenge of Obama's executive amnesty in a case brought in Texas by 25 state governments (B-14-254). (Arpaio and Klayman participated in that case as well.) Thus, since there is now a split in the circuit courts, and since Obama's actions were likely unconstitutional, there is great chance that the High Court will review and rule on this split among the courts, and put a nail in the coffin of Obama's amnesty.

The U.S. Supreme Court petition filed by Klayman and Arpaio can be found here: www.freedomwatchusa.org. Klayman had this to say upon filing the petition: "This case is of huge importance to the rule of law. In the age of King George III, he ruled by fiat, causing a revolution and the founding of a new, free nation. Almost 230 years later, another would-be king has usurped the power of the people, and this must not be allowed to stand. Sheriff Arpaio and I, and all law abiding Americans, look to the U.S. Supreme Court to reestablish the constitutional Republic, not just with regard to the enforcement of immigration laws but also to set an example that the president of the United States, be he or she Democrat or Republican, is not above the law."  Contact Freedom Watch at (424) 274 2579 or email daj142182@gmail.com. See also www.freedomwatchusa.org  See  Petition For Writ Of Certiorari PetitionWritCertiorariArpaiovObamaUSSC.pdf

 

·       Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Denny Barney: We’ve been busy here at Maricopa County. Here are a handful of things we’ve accomplished since our last report:

ü  The Board of Supervisors enacted substantial Personnel Reforms

ü  County jail system was awarded the Correctional Health “Facility of the Year” Award

ü  47 national awards were awarded the county for innovative programs

ü  Maricopa County IDA was named the Valley’s top public sector organization

ü  Pet Adoption Fees have been waived for Veterans 

It’s an exciting time to be living or working in Maricopa County. –Contact: District 1 www.maricopa.gov/dist1/    602-506-1776

 

·       ADOT Earns 'Owner Of The Year' award from engineering magazine    Agency honored for contributions to state’s economy, work on major projects.  azdot.gov.  

 

·       Incumbent Sen John McCain’s campaign crew is hyping a free Dec 12 Rally in Mesa at an undisclosed location and an unidentified special guest. RSVP rally-tickets

 

·       The Deer Valley Tea Party Patriots will not meet on Nov 27  due to the Thanksgiving weekend. .

 

·       Conundrum: The definition of the word Conundrum is: something that is puzzling or confusing.   Here are six Conundrums of socialism in the United States of America :

1.     America is capitalist and greedy—yet half of the population is subsidized.

2.     Half of the population is subsidized—yet they believe they are victims.

3.     They believe they are victims—yet their representatives run the government.

4.     Their representatives run the government—yet the poor keep getting poorer.

5.     The poor keep getting poorer—yet they have things that people in other countries only   dream about.

6.     They have things that people in other countries only dream about—yet they want America to be more like those other countries.

A.    We are advised to NOT judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, But we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics.

B.    It seems we constantly hear about how Social Security is going to run out of money. But we never hear about welfare or food stamps running out of money?  What’s interesting is the first group “worked for” their money, but the second group didn’t.

C.    Why are we cutting benefits for our veterans, no pay raises for our military and cutting our army back, but we are not stopping the payments or benefits to illegal aliens.  

 

·       The Maricopa County Republican Committee Mandatory Meeting is scheduled Sat., Jan 16 at the Church of the Nation’s, 6225 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ. 85012, according to Executive Director April Riggins.  Riggins and Dan Grimm are co-chairing the event again this year. Those wishing to obtain tables, display banners, have flyers distributed in the packet, or display ground signs  are asked to call Reservations Chairman Liz Alcorn for pricing at Lizalcorn@ymail.com   or phone 602-315- 0349. Checks should be made payable to MCRC and mailed to Liz Alcorn, 12040 N. 133rd Way, Scottsdale, AZ. 85259 by Jan 11, 2016. Tables will be assigned when payment is received. No exceptions.

Categories of pricing are:

ü  Congressional Candidates:  Tables: $200     Banners: $ 200    Flyers in Packet $75

ü  State Wide Candidates:                      $100                      $100                     $75

ü  Party Candidates:                                $ 50                      $   50                   $75

ü  Republican Clubs & Associations      $ 50                       $  50                     $75

ü  Table in Hospitality Room (8 prime spots) $50 

ü  In Ground Signs: 2’ x 2’ $10.00 or 3 for $ 25.00

Call Alcorn for combination Savings at 602-315-0349   More Details to follow.

 

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

 

·       Common Core Comments Can Be Submitted to https://k12standards.az.gov/ until Nov. 20. feds-admit-u-s-education-department-forced-states-accept-common-core-start    Contact: Jennifer Reynolds  480-961-4214   http://arizonansagainstcommoncore.com/

 

·       Congresswoman Martha McSally’s schedule this week:

ü  Fri, Nov 13, 10 am., Facebook Veterans Small Business Event, The Westin La Paloma Resort (Canyon Ballroom), 3800 East Sunrise Drive, Tucson

o   Noon - State of the District Address (Pima) at Sheraton Tucson Hotel & Suites, 5151 East Grant Road, Tucson.

ü  Sat., Nov 14 – 10 am, Speaking at Tucson Firefighters Memorial Ceremony, Fire Central, 300 S. Fire Central Place, Tucson

o   2 pm, Brookline College Graduation Address, Santa Rita High School, 3951 S. Pantano Road, Tucson.

o   4:45 pm, Speaking, singing at Hats Off to Heroes, Reid Park Band Shell, Tucson

 

·        Nov 18 Is The Deadline for submitting public comments on the nine Arizona Supreme Court judge candidates. Anonymous comments cannot be considered. See applications at http://azcourts.gov/jnc. Send written comments to  to 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, AZ 85007 or by e-mail to jnc@courts.az.gov The Commission will meet at 8 am, Nov 20  a.m. to hear public comment and interview the candidates. Three nominees will be forwarded to Gov Doug Ducey for appointment to fill the opening created by retiring Justice Rebecca White Berch. The candidates are:

ü  Clint D. Bolick, Vice President for Litigation at the Goldwater Institute

ü  Michael J. Brown, an Arizona Court of Appeals Judge - Division I

ü  Kent E. Cattani, an Arizona Court of Appeals Judge - Division I

ü  Daisy J. Flores, of Flores & Clark, LLC

ü  Andrew W. Gould, an Arizona Court of Appeals Judge - Division I

ü  Maurice Portley, an Arizona Court of Appeals Judge - Division I

ü  Timothy J. Thomason, a Maricopa County Superior Court Judge

ü  Samuel A. Thumma, an Arizona Court of Appeals Judge - Division I

ü  Lawrence F. Winthrop, an Arizona Court of Appeals Judge - Division I

 

·       US Sen Candidates Dr. Kelli Ward, Alex Meluskey, Clair Van Steenwyk and David Pizer are available to speak at events or to groups. To schedule:

ü  Ward, Contact Carolyn Leff at 928- 230-0633 or kelliwardarizona@gmail.com

ü  Meluskey, contact Joel Andres Frewa  scheduler@meluskey.com   480-659-2410

ü  Van Steenwyk contact Ron Gosselin  602-740-4165 or scheduler@vanussenate.com

ü  Pizer: Contact 602 790-8800

 

 

  • 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   Campaign suspended

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: 

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

NOV 13

·        LD14 will meet at 9:30 am., Sat., Nov 13 in the Benson City Council Chambers, 120 W 6th St., Benson. Sign ins opens at 9 am. Speaker Kale Kiyabu will address the "CON" Argument to the Convention of States. Contact LD14 Sec. Maureen Tozzi  520 429.1395

 

·        The Deer Valley Tea Party Patriots meet at 6:30 pm, Nov 13 at the Deer Valley Airport Restaurant (Except for holiday weekends)  Meals served in meeting room if desired.  Leader: Bob Stannard, 602-531-0250.

 

·        A Kim DeMarco for District 3 Supervisor fundraiser is scheduled between 5-7 pm., Fri., Nov 13 at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge, 3445 N Dodge Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716. Contact: Kim@DeMarcoforSupervisor.com     520-644-4444

 

·        The Newly Formed Chicken Soup Tea Party will meet at 6 pm., Fri., Nov 13 at the Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative, 350 N Haskell Ave, Willcox, AZ 85643. LDl4 GOP activist and Chicken Soup Founder Peggy Judd says, “This will be a new kind of Tea Party meeting, where we are no longer protesting the actions of an overbearing government, but looking for ways we can be the solution, right here in our own communities and around the world.  Prepare to come with your stories and ideas for “making a difference” and share them with the group.  We will learn about running for public office and also learn about ways to serve the needy in our community.”  She requests each attendee to donate a can of chicken soup that we will deliver to the local food pantry. Contact: Peggy Judd  520 507-1735

 

·        A Kim DeMarco for Pima County Board of Supervisor (District 3)  fundraiser will be held from 5-7 pm., Fri., Nov 13 at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge, 3445 N Dodge Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716, Contact:  Kim@DeMarcoforSupervisor.com    520-644-4444

 

·        The Fri., Nov 13 Oro Valley Republican Women luncheon features Charles Heller, certified in NRA Personal Protection and DPS certified CCW instructor, who will address the new gun laws and guns in society. Contact: Chairman Bev Van Horn   520-403-5931.

 

·        The Deer Valley Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6:30 pm., Fri., Nov 13 at the Deer Valley Airport Restaurant to hear Jared Blanchard, a staff attorney at Goldwater Institute. Blanchard’s presentation will look at the role that states play in protecting constitutional liberties and what citizens can do to encourage their states to protect those liberties.  There is no better example of this than looking at how the protection of property rights has played out over the last decade.  The talk will trace developments in property rights over the last decade, from the federal courts’ abandonment of their duty to protect property rights to the key role Arizonans have played in reinvigorating those rights, and what that promises for the future.

 

NOV 14

·        The Yavapai County GOP is hosting a Italian Thanksgiving (Cerelia) fundraiser at 6:30 pm., Sat., Nov 14 at Centennial Center at Antelope Hills, 1989 Club House Drive, Prescott featuring Goldwater Institute Senior Attorney Jim Manley. Social hour at 5:30 pm., Dinner at 6:30 pm. Proceeds will be used to run the YAVGOP office full time in Prescott.  For tickets contact Exec Asst Sandra Laney at info@yavgop.org or 928-776-4500 or stop by the office – 112 B E. Union St., Prescott.

 

·        LD14 will meet at 9:30 am., Sat., Nov 14 in the Benson City Council Chambers, 120 W 6th St., Benson. Sign ins opens at 9 am. Speaker Kale Kiyabu will address the "CON" Argument to the Convention of States. Contact LD14 Sec.  Maureen Tozzi  520.429.1395

 

·        Senator Sylvia Tenney Allen’s Hamburger BBQ, Auction and Shoot Out is scheduled from 10 am – 2 pm., Sat., Nov 14 at the Tenney Ranch, Hwy, 277 & Gibson Lane(Eight miles east of Heber mile post 312). $25 per couple. $3 per child. $10 entry Pistol Shoot Out Competition between elected officials and citizens. RSVP allenazsenate@yahoo.com or 928-536-3566 in advance for food count.   Walk-ins will be welcome.  Mail in registrations: Checks payable to Committee to Elect Sylvia Allen,  Allen Shoot Out, PO Box 952, Snowflake, AZ 85937

 

·        Passion and Purpose for Marriage will be presented by Dr. Allen Hunt between 9am-1:30 pm., Nov 14 at St. Anne Catholic Church, 440 E Elliott Road., Gilbert AZ 85234. $25 per person. Tickets available online here or call  859-980-7900.

 

·        The Paradise Republican Women’s November luncheon is scheduled at 11 am., Sat., Nov 14 at Gainey Golf Club, 7600 E Gainey Club Drive, Scottsdale,  AZ  85258. 10:30 am social. Global economist Charles James will address "Can Conservatism Withstand the Progressive Coalition? 2016 and Beyond" at 11 am. James, currently an adjunct professor in the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law teaching Anti-trust, is a retired Executive Vice-President of Chevron Corp. and served as Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Anti-trust Division at the US Dept. of Justice in the administrations of President George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush.  $30 per person. Tickets at:    prwcnovember.eventbrite.com  Or mail your payment to: Paradise Republican Women, PO Box 14425, Scottsdale AZ  85267. See details at www.prwc.org   Contact: Chairman Lori Urban at  480-221-9633  loriurban@cox.net

 

·        LD11 will meet at 10 am., Sat., Nov 14 at the Golder Ranch Fire Dept – Linda Vista Fire Station Rm 377, 3535 E Linda Vista Blvd, Oro Valley to discuss the final resolution in support of closed Republican Primaries in Arizona and federal land transfers. Contact LD11 Secretary John D Rivers at ld11secretary@gmail.com

 

·        Gold Canyon Republican Club meets 9am at Mountain Brook Village Center, 5782 S. Mountain Brook Drive, Gold Canyon.

 

·        Christine Accurso Of Gilbert plans to make an announcement at 2 pm., Sat., Nov 14 at the The Pavilion behind the Gilbert House at 397 S. Gilbert Road. Drinks/snacks to be provided. Contact Accurso at (480) 857-2425.

 

·        A Cottonwood Wash Walk  is scheduled at 9 am., Sat., Nov 14 at  Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area, 44000 N. Spur Cross Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331. . Long pants and sturdy shoes are recommended. No dogs on this hike please.   spurcrossranch@mail.maricopa.gov Ph: 480-488-6601.

 

·        The Yavapai County GOP Italian Thanksgiving (Cerelia) fundraiser has been moved from La Quinta to 6:30 pm., Sat., Nov 14 at Centennial Center at Antelope Hills, 1989 Club House Drive, Prescott featuring Goldwater Institute Senior Attorney Jim Manley. Social hour at 5:30 pm., Dinner at 6:30 pm. Proceeds will be used to run the YAVGOP office full time in Prescott.  For tickets contact Exec Asst Sandra Laney at info@yavgop.org or 928-776-4500 or stop by the office – 112 B E. Union St., Prescott.

 

·        Former Army Intelligence Officer Daniel J Schultz will address The NW Chapter of Arizona Republican Assembly  (AzRA)  at 9:15 am, Sat, Nov 14 at the Maricopa County NW Facility, 12975 W Bell Road,  Surprise to address “A Strategy for Changing Politics by Changing Out Politicians And How To Do It”.  Doors open by 8:45am. Guests are welcome. Schultz, currently a trial lawyer, has recovered in excess of $170 million for insurance policyholders.  He is the co-winner of 2014 Conservative HQ’s Liberty Prize for his e-book, Taking Back Your Government:  The Neighborhood Precinct Committeeman Strategy .  He is also posted at Breitbart.com  NW AzRA contact: Chairman Lyle Tuttle Cell  623-451-6928 or l.tuttle@cox.net

NOV 16

·        The  Paradise Republican Women invite you to learn more about the “13 Hours in Benghazi: The Inside Account of What Really Happened” with speakers Mark “OZ” Geist and John “Tig” Tiegen at 7 pm Mon., Nov 16 at Gainey Golf Club, 7600 E Gainey Club Drive, Scottsdale AZ 85258.  6pm VIP and Sponsors Reception.  Geist and Tiegen are Marines , American security operatives and co-authors who share their first -hand knowledge of the harrowing true account from the brave men on the ground who fought back during the Battle of Benghazi on Sept. 11,  2012. Tickets $40 per person, $75 per couple. Limited tickets available at  Prwbenghazi.eventbrite.com  VIP Seating / Reception / Photo / Autographed Book $150 . Contact: Anna Morrison  623-234-3717. Sponsor Packages Available.  Cash Bar. Movie to be released Jan. 2016.

 

·        Cathi Herrod, President Of The Center For Arizona Policy, will be making a presentation on protecting preborn babies and their mothers, the Planned Parenthood videos and related issues at 7pm, Mon., Nov 16 at the Lakeview Community Church, 1699 W Acoma Blvd., Lake Havasu City, AZ. Contact: Richard Hawkins 298-230-9183 or amacmurtrie@azpolicy.org | www.azpolicy.org  602.424.2525, Ext 230 | C: 480.296.3772

 

·        The Sun City Republican Club will meet at 7 pm., Mon, Nov 16 in the Sundial Center 14801 N 103rd. Ave.  Sun City AZ.  Speakers: US Senate candidate Dr. Kelli Ward, a two term Arizona legislator and incumbent Arizona Senate candidate Debbie Lesko. Social house at 6:30 pm.  Club Contact: wbcrist@cox.ne

 

·        The Heritage Foundation is scheduled to be in Scottsdale on Mon., Nov. 16 as part of its nationwide tour to ‘Reclaim America.’ Register here

 

·        There Are A Few Spots Remaining for the Mon, Nov 16 rally in Scottsdale to Reclaim America. The Heritage Foundation is leading an unprecedented fight to reverse America's course and this briefing kicks off the conservative counterstrike against the liberal agenda. RSVP here: https://reclaim.heritage.org/events/arizona/ 

 

NOV 17

·        The Federalist Phoenix Federalist Society Lawyers Chapter will address “Pot or Not? High-minded Federalism vs. Homegrown Policy” at 6:30pm., Tues., Nov 17 with panelists  J.P. Holyoak, Holyoak Wealth Management of Scottsdale, Prof. Joshua Kleinfeld, Northwestern University School of Law of Chicago, and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery. RSVP required .  Tickets available online only homegrown-policy-tickets  No sales at door. Appetizers at 6pm.  Cash bar available. 

 

·        The  Fountain Hills AZ Tea Party will meet at 6:30 pm, Tues., Nov 17 in the  Fountain Hills Unified School District Learning Center, 16000 E Palisades Blvd. (Palisades Blvd. & Golden Eagle Blvd.) to  address the controversial issue of the legalization of marijuana for "recreational" use in AZ.  There is an effort to get this question on the November 2016 ballot. Speakers: Sheila Polk, Yavapai County Attorney and Co-Chair of Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy. Free admission. Donations to offset expenses are appreciated. Contact:  Richard Rutkowski   info@fhteaparty.org  or  www.fhteaparty.org

 

·        The Surprise Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6:30 pm., Tues., Nov 17   in the Grand Canyon Room at Sun City W Foundation Plaza, 14465 W RH Johnson Blvd., Sun City West, AZ 85375 to hear Dr. Carl Goldberg address “What Non-Muslims Should Know About Islam.  STPP meets the first and third Tuesday of the month. Contact: John Madeira   480-359-1784   jmadeira@surpriseteapartypatriots.com

NOV 18

·        Tickets For The Nov 18  ‘Women In Public Policy’ are now available by contacting
Kim McWherter at (602) 889-7125 or
kim.mcwherter@azcapitoltimes.com. The half day event held in off election years covers issues affecting women in politics, government, business, and the community. Over 300 people from across Arizona will gather at The Phoenician Resort, 6000 E Camelback Road, Scottsdale between 8:30 am-1:30 pm to discuss policy issues affecting women. The event will include three interactive panel discussions and a speaking program over lunch. Attendees will include top women in business, education, non-profits, the public sector. Individual Tickets  are $129 each including lunch. Sponsorships are available via McWherter.

 

·        The Palo Verde Republican Women will meet Nov 18 at Grayhawk Golf Club,  8620 Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale. Matt Dobson, Arizona State Director at Concerned Veterans for America, will speak regarding the reforms being done to ensure accountability, performance and VA leadership to protect  veterans heath care from future disgrace and injustice. The  Deer Valley Color Guard will present the colors, and Wreaths Across America, table, honoring deceased veterans will give an opportunity to purchase wreaths to be laid at Arlington Cemetery  on December 12. Wreaths are $15. The Nov 11 meeting social is at 11am, followed by lunch/program at 11:30 am. Luncheon $26 cash or check, $27 with credit card. RSVP Edith Stock pvrwlunch@gmail.com or 480-298-7818.

 

·        The Tucson Eastside Republican Meeting is scheduled at 6:30 pm, Wed., Nov 18 at the  Golf Links Library Community Room, 9640 E Golf Links  to hear Senate candidate Kelli Ward address national issues.  Contact: Parralee Schneider, 250-5073 Or Email pmstucson@aol.com

 

·        Western Pinal County Republicans meet at 5:30pm at Eva’s Fine Mexican Restaurant

in Casa Grande.

 

·        The Eastside Republicans will meet with US Senate candidate Kelli Ward at 6:30 pm., Wed., Nov 18 at the   Golf Links Library Community Room, 9640 E Golf Links, Tucson. Contact:  Parralee Schneider, 250-5073 Or pmstucson@aol.com

 

NOV19

·        San Tan Republicans will meet at 6pm Mountain Vista School, San Tan Heights.  Guest

·        Speaker:  TBA.

 

·        Prescott Valley Oathkeepers have moved their monthly meetings to the 3rd Thursdays of the month until further notice. They will meet at 5pm, Thurs., Nov 19 in the back dining room at the Puerta Vallarta Mexican Restaurant, 11901 E. Hwy 69, Dewey, AZ, 86327 (green building) just south of the Fain Road/PCC intersection. All elected officials, emergency services, police and firefighters  are always welcome. RSVP to Frances Emma Barwood fbarwood@cableone.net so they know how many to prepare for.  http://oathkeepers.org/

 

·        A “STOP The EPA’s Assault On Coal” Town Hall is scheduled at 6:30 pm., Thurs., Nov 19 in the Joseph City High School Auditorium, 4629 East 2nd North, Joseph City with Senator Sylvia Allen, Rep Brenda Barton, Rep Bob Thorpe, Navajo County Supervisor Jason Whiting, Apache County Supervisor Barry Weller, ADEQ, Eric Massey – What is the “EPA Clean Power Plant Plan?” and AG, Keith Miller (invited) – Arizona’s Lawsuit Against EPA.

 

·        The Ahwatukee Tea Party will meet at 7 pm., Thur., Nov 19  at the Fire Station #43, 4110 E Chandler Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85044 (west side entrance on Chandler Blvd), to view the move “Disinformation, The Secret Strategy To Destroy The West”. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Contact: info@tukeeteaparty.com    www.tukeeteaparty.com   Nov and Dec mtgs will be held at the fire station. The Tea Party will resume meeting at the Clarion Hotel in January 2016.

 

·        Prescott Valley Oathkeepers have moved their monthly meetings to the 3rd Thursdays of the month until further notice. They will meet at 5pm, Thurs., Nov 19 in the back dining room at the Puerta Vallarta Mexican Restaurant, 11901 E. Hwy 69, Dewey, AZ, 86327 (green building) just south of the Fain Road/PCC intersection. All elected officials, emergency services, police and firefighters  are always welcome. RSVP to Frances Emma Barwood fbarwood@cableone.net so they know how many to prepare for.  http://oathkeepers.org/

 

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·        College-Debt-Crushing-ASU-Students

·        Fort Huachuca Celebrates American Indian Heritage

·        American Troops Revolt... Issue Massive Demand To Barack Hussein Obama

·        The-Republican-War-Over-War-Policy

·        Burkholder, Lawton To Challenge Election Results

·        NRA-ILA: McSally-Fighting-To-Protect-Your-Second-Amendment-Rights

·        Testing Justice: Addressing Tucson's Untested Rape Kits

·        Students Set Up Cafe For New Library Books

·        Arizona-Health-Agency-Launches-Aids-Prevention-Campaign

·        Posse-Leader-Confronted-About-Email-In-Secret-Investigation

·        Tucson-City-Elections-Methods-In-Flux

·        Salmon-Calls-5th-Court-Of-Appeals-Immigration-Ruling-A-Win

·        McSally-Critical-Of-Obama-Administration-A-10-Retirement-Delay-Plan

·        Financial-Expert-Predicts-Christmas-Economic-Collapse

·        New Aids Prevention Partnership Targets Young Minorities In Pima County

·        Free Business Workshop For Tucson Veterans And Military

·        Heard-Museum-Receives-$11-Million-Grant

·        Customer-Finds-Bank-Wide-Open; No-One-Inside

·        Heard Museum Receives $1.1 Million Grant

·        Arizona Health Agency Launches Aids-Prevention Campaign

·        Hud Bay-Selling-Off-Rosemont-Mining-Equipment-As-Debt-Mounts

·        Hours After Warning For Speeding, Woman Got Knock On Door

·        Dept Of Veterans Affairs Reports Bonuses Of Over $142,000,000

·        TUSD “Lack Of Transparency Doesn’t Approach Dishonesty”

·        Why-Churchill-Thought-The-American-Constitution-Was-Important

·        Mesa Veteran Saw It All During Military Career

·        Woman Returns Home After Months In Sanctuary At AZ Church

·        BP Officers Seize Over $300K In Drugs

·        Another-Day-Another-Illegal-Committing-Fraud

·        Illegal-Who-Ran-Over Cop-Deported-Three-Times

·        These-Veterans-Are-Special-They-Are-Not-Winners

·        Vatican Properties Are Operating As Brothels And Massage Parlors For Priests, ...

·        John McCain: “Shameful” That Hillary Clinton Politicized VA Scandal Before Veterans Day

·        9th-Circuit- Rules In Challenge Of Tucson’s-Hybrid-City-Council-Elections

·        General-Hired-Help-Arizona-DCS-Leaves-Agency

·        McCain Among 10 Most -Vulnerable-Senators In 2016

·        Top Army General Drops Bombshell About Obama As He Resigns   

 

SEEING RED AZ

·        Dole And Jeb! Establishment Keeps On Truckin’

·        Anarchy Reigns At University Of Missouri  Threat: “This Is Just The Beginning”

·        John McCain Makes “Most Vulnerable Senators” List

·        Sham Candidates Aid McCain  Can’t Win Candidates Flood The Field, Assist Mccain

SONORAN ALLIANCE

·        The Resolution That No Other Maricopa County Republican Website Will Post

·        Still A Shot In Rural Counties To Influence Education Standards

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

·        Dr. Carson - Illegals

·        Illegal Aliens From Jim Ehl

·        A Debtor Nation Is A Slave To The Highest Bidder

AMERICAN FREEDOM By BARBARA

·        Daily-Mailtruths-And-Untruths About Ben Carsons Life

·        Border-Patrol-Stops-More-Illegal-Drugs

·        The-Fourth-Debate-Is-Over-And-Trump-Was Right On TPP Question

·        Employment-Report-New-New-Math

DANIEL-J-SCHULTZ

RUSSELL PEARCE

GILBERT/GILA WATCH:

·        Now that Arizona has severed its relationship with the "Common Core State Standards" as of the October 26, 2015 vote of the Arizona State Board of Education, it's more important than ever to move to more appropriate standards for our State. To do this, the Standards Development Committee has given the public until Nov20 to provide feedbackThe pro-Common Core forces are heavily funded and well organized, and they are submitting the same age-inappropriate, inferior Common Core Standards to the Committee.  Common Core is a Federal ($4.3 billion) /Corporate ($2+ billion) take-over of our K-12 educational system.  Teacher and parental control is virtually nonexistent.   Each of the following posts includes many suggestions for improved replacement standards.  Please make your voice heard.  Silence speaks acceptance of the status quo. Please send some or all of these suggestions to the Standards Development Committee, using this link:  https://k12standards.az.gov/comment-standards.

1.    Suggestions to Replace K-12 Common Core Standards: Part 1Recently, homeschool mother Gina Ray provided simple, streamlined, standards for Kindergarten math.  She removed age-inappropriate standards; overly prescriptive "how to's" that outrageously tell teachers how to teach; redundancies; and what she calls "goobly-goosh."   

2.    Suggestions to Replace K-12 Common Core Standards: Part 2.  Mathematician Dr. James Milgram identifies missing or delayed components in Common Core’s Mathematics Standards. 

3.    Suggestions to Replace K-12 Common Core Standards: Part 3.  Excerpted from the National Common Core Standards System, Part 3 shows how  The Common Core Math Standards Lock Children into a Slowed-Down Progression, Fail to Provide a Pathway to STEM Studies, and Do Not Prepare Them For Admission to Competitive Public and Private Universities.” 

ESPRESSO PUNDIT

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER

 

 

REPUBLICAN PARTY OF MARICOPA COUNTY  MaricopaCountyGOP.com

AZGOP azgop.org/blog/

·        Arizona_Republican_Party_Bylaws

RNC/GOP

·        No “Crap Sandwich” This Time—RNC Chairman Praises Fox Business Debate

ILLEGALS/IMMIGRATION/BORDERS/AMNESTY

·        Illegals-Cost-US-Taxpayers-Over-$90-Billion-Per-Year  

·        Illegal-Who-Ran-Over Cop-Deported-Three-Times

·        Remember 1986

·        Borderland Beat

·        AZ Border Defenders     Updated Daily

·        Need2no    Border News Watch

MILITARY/VETERANS

·        U.S. Forces Have Launched An Airstrike In Syria Against 'Jihadi John'

·        Veterans Group: Clinton Resorting To ‘Scare Tactics’ On VA Issues

·        Why-Hillary-Clinton-Says-Marine-Corps-Turned-Her-Away 

·        Rep-Hunter; Why-Has-No-Living-Veteran-Of-Iraq-War-Received-Medal-Of-Honor

·        Vet Grabs His Gun, Chases Burglars Away From Neighbor's Home

DEPT OF JUSTICE

·        Obama’s DOJ To Ask Supreme Court To Weigh In On His Immigration Executive Order

FBI/CIA/SECRET SERVICE

·        Report; FBI-Expanding-Clinton-Email-Probe

CONGRESS

·        Senate Blocks Transfer Of Guantanamo Bay Detainees To America

·        Rep-Hunter; Why-Has-No-Living-Veteran-Of-Iraq-War-Received-Medal-Of-Honor

·        Key Chairmen Could Be Booted From Steering Committee

·        White House Hits GOP's Legal 'Track Record' In Gitmo Standoff

·        Does Obamacare Repeal Have A Senate Path Without The Mandates?

·        Appropriations-Sets Listening Sessions On Spending Bills

MEDIA

·        NBC-Drops-Obama-Bombshell, Rips Cover Off Of Huge Obama Lie

BEN CARSON

·        Carson-Proposes-Six-Month-Registration-Period-For-Non-Criminal-Illegal-Immigrants

·        Carsons-Right-In-2008-The-Media-Ignored-More-Than-30-Lies-In-Obamas-Bio

TED CRUZ

·        Cruz-Seeks-To-Remove-Muslim-Brotherhoods-Veil

CARLY FIORINA

·        CNN: Carly Fiorina Faces More Sexism Than Hillary Clinton

CHRIS CHRISTIE

·        Chris-Christie-Takes-Down-Obama-With-Epic-8-Word-Slam   Obama Tries To Take Credit For Something Chris Christie Did - But Christie Won't Let Him Get Away With It

·        Chris Christie Criticized Hillary Clinton In Undercard Debate

BILL AND HILLARY

·        Miss This? Hillary Clinton Under More Scrutiny In FBI Investigation

·        DC-Media-Buries-7-New-Scandals-During-Hillary’s-Best-Week-Ever

·        Veterans Group: Clinton Resorting To ‘Scare Tactics’ On VA Issues

·        Why-Hillary-Clinton-Says-Marine-Corps-Turned-Her-Away 

DEMS AND LIBS

·        D'Souza Explains What The Dems And A Gang Of Criminals Have In Common

ECONOMY

·        Ex-GAO-Head:  Us-Debt-Is-Three-Times-More-Than-You-Think

·        Death-By-Obamanomics

HEALTH/OBAMACARE

·        Obamacare-Co-Ops-Are-Failing-At-A-Rate-Of-50-Percent-Heres-Why

·        Republicans Divided Over How Far To Go With Obamacare Repeal

·        Jeb Bush Calls For National Fight Against Drug Addiction

·        CDC: Obesity Still Rising In Us, Women Overtake Men

·        HUD Proposes Smoking Ban

·        HIPAA And How It Affects Parenting

·        Feds Spend $460,809 Watching Preschoolers Outdoors

·        Colorado-Employers-2016-Health-Plan-Costs-Climb-Average

EDUCATION

·        Mizzou Assistant Professor Resigns From One Post, But Job Security Unknown

·        Mizzou ROTC Members Told Not To Wear Their Uniforms To Class Due To Threats

·        MO-School-Of-Journalism Proud Of Photographer Tim Tai, Melissas Click, Not So Much.   

·        Mizzou Releases Police Report About Poop Swastika, But Nothing Else

·        Missouri-Lt-Gov Blames-Left; Calls-Missouri-Events-Appalling

·        Mizzou Protesters Now Segregating Their Members By Race

DEPT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

·         Leaked-DHS-Memo-Shows-Obama-Might-Circumvent-Dapa