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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

12-28-15 Briefs



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Editor - Frosty Taylor repcomm@cox.net or frostytaylor@cox.net
Web Master   John Strasser

Monday – Dec 28, 2015

Prayers Are Asked for the recovery of Sheriff Joe’s wife Ava, who has been hospitalized. Briefs does not have details at post time, but we will keep you informed as we get updates.

Politics-Unplugged  An in-depth discussion with Phoenix Councilman Jim Waring and Arizona lawmaker Warren Petersen. 

The Northwest Valley Tea Party will meet at 6:40 pm, Tues, Jan 12 to hear Mona K. Oshana speaking about her life and how she and her family escaped from Iraq.  She will also address the politics and policies that got us to the current dismal situation in the Middle East.  Co-speaker will be Sam Isaac Darmo.  Darmo will also address various issues concerning the Middle East. An informative video will be shown at 5 pm.  Contact: Dennis Zinke  623-977-8114. Meeting takes place at 10050 W. Bell Road, Ste. 50 in Sun City.

The Lincoln Republican Women’s Club will meet for dinner at 6:20 pm, Mon., Jan 11 at The New McCormick/”Millennium” Resort, Scottsdale-McCormick Ranch,  7401 North Scottsdale Road,  Scottsdale, AZ 85253-3548     (480) 948-5050  to hear Laura Knaperke, former House Appropriations Chair, address “ Solar Power in Arizona.”  5:30 pm – meet and greet. 6 pm mtg, 7 pm program. $35 per person. Reservations required by Thurs., Jan 7. Send check made out to “LRWC”  to Patricia Kaufman, 7436 E. Tuckey Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85250 or call 480-368-2777  patiamiam@gmail.com or bring cash. A Reservation Made Is A Reservation Paid!

Rev Clyde Bowen, Chairman – Arizona American African Republican Committee:  The Emancipation Proclamation Observance Day celebration has been moved to Feb 27 to accommodate the various holidays of the month. Details to follow. Contact: Bowen Clyde Bowen aaarc6@centurylink.net

Christopher Kempley is new Special Counsel to the Arizona Corporation Commission providing extensive legal services to the Commissioners. Kempley will provide counsel regarding ethics, conflicts of interest, ex parte rules, Open Meeting law, and will handle all public records requests. He will assist Commissioners on pending regulatory matters and work with them as they address broad public policy debates, such as renewable energy and water sustainability. He will also serve as the Commission’s Ethics Officer. Kempley reports to the executive director.

AJ LaFaro, Immediate Past Maricopa County Republican Committee Chair: Judas made McCain do it - “I am very reluctant to take positions that counter the decisions made by the governor,” said Sen John McCain of Arizona where more than 78,000 people have gained Medicaid coverage under legislation signed in 2013 by Jan Brewer, a Republican who was then the governor. Now, Gov. Doug Ducey, also a Republican, is seeking a federal waiver to charge premiums and co-payments and create work incentives within the limits allowed by federal rules. “The governor and Legislature in my state decided that they wanted” to expand Medicaid, McCain said. See state-level-brawls-over-medicaid-reflect-wider-war-in-gop

Lyle J. Rapacki, Sentinel Intelligence Services: Why are Donald Trump and Ted Cruz doing exceedingly well?  Three words -  Fed-up…Scared…Angry.  We The People are forgiving and patient.  But when gross deception perils our country and way of life, then We The People demonstrate just how fed-up we can become!  The anger of the people is coming into reality. Trump and Cruz are annoying “pebbles in the shoe” that will not go away.  The political elites believe time, money, and manipulation remain on their side to replace Trump and Cruz with someone far more to their liking and control.  They have accomplished this in previous elections.
We The People see that the American system of representation has fallen into neglect and ridicule by those assigned to guard and protect our country.  There no longer exists a true conservative party to keep in check the liberal ideology so aversive to the ideals upon which America was founded.  Why do you think the Tea Party came into existence?  People were fed-up and knew the majority in office no longer listened to them, nor held the foundational beliefs of this great nation.
Trump and Cruz speak with strong, candid, clear convictions.  They bring some common sense and traditional values to the arena.  No wonder the political elites despise them, and have made way for George Soros to slam both.  Soros, the acknowledged former Nazi apologist and worker, hater of Israel, the promoter of a One-World Government with the collapse of the United States!  This alone should cause Americans to rise up against the political cabbalists who hold Washington, DC and various seats and desks of power in that district hostage.
So, remember the faces of these United States Representatives as they march onto stage with their smiles and smooth talk telling us how they will restore the prestige and influence of America; how they will defend America and you, against ALL enemies, foreign and domestic.  Fed-up…scared…angry!  I would add…Betrayed!

Conservatives Fight Against Excessive Presidential Power Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) is one of a handful of young conservatives who are leading the fight to protect the Constitution. These young Congressmen, with names like Rand Paul (R-KY), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mike Lee (R-UT), Justin Amash (R-MI), Thomas Massie (R-KY), Ted Yoho (R-FL), Matt Salmon (R-AZ) are standing up to the entrenched establishment of both parties and demanding a return to our constitutional core values.

The Fox Business Network (FBN) and Republican National Committee (RNC) Republican Presidential Primary Debate will take place on January 14, 2016 at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center in North Charleston, SC.

PAYBACK: After Turning on Conservatives, Paul Ryan Just Got Massive Bad News From Home  It took Paul Ryan less than 1 month to start selling out conservatives, and he actually thought he'd get away with it. But now he's gotten some seriously bad news from back home, and it couldn't have come at a better time. Read more...

Willis-Blunt-Christmas-Message There aren’t many in the liberal folds of the Hollywood elite who would be brave enough to actually say the words, “Merry Christmas” and show support for our troops serving overseas during the holidays. But one action hero puts both Hollywood and national politics aside during this time of the year, as he took the time several years ago to join a USO tour just to get a taste of what U.S. military troops go through around this time of year. Whether you know him as officer John McClane from the blockbuster Die Hard movies, or his real name, Bruce Willis – this is one actor who isn’t scared of his own shadow.

President Barack Obama warned the field of 2016 presidential hopefuls that the notoriety that comes with the office gets old, during a portion of a National Public Radio interview aired Monday. When asked by an NPR reporter what he would ask the presidential candidates seeking to replace him,... Read More.

Obama’s Former Intelligence Director: President’s Strategy Not Working
From The Daily Caller:  “President Barack Obama’s highest-ranking military intelligence official — forced out for excessive candor in 2014 — continued his no-holds-barred critiques in this 20-minute video interview with The Daily Caller News Foundation. Retired in 2014, Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn, President Obama’s former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon, served in the U.S. Army for 30 years but believes the nation is being lead by an ideological allegiance that crowds out strategies and decisions based on facts on the ground. According to the candid Flynn, President Obama — who called ISIS a “JV team” — is downplaying the Islamic threat and overstating our readiness because of an allegiance to his ideology. The energetic general dismisses the tone-deaf Democrat or media elite’s focus on gun control or Islamaphobia after the Paris and San Bernardino terrorist attacks. Flynn says, “It is about religion, and not about gun control.” “It’s a cancerous form of radical Islamism and we cannot allow it to exist on this planet anymore,” he continues.” Read More

The U.S. Military’s Real Problem: Fewer Americans Are Joining  From Politico:  “When I was a commander in Iraq, many of my men were unfit for the battlefield. My unit needed them anyway. - When President Barack Obama announced that women would be eligible for combat roles in the military earlier this month, he stated “our armed forces have taken another historic step toward harnessing the talents and skills of all our citizens.” Secretary of Defense Ash Carter echoed those thoughts: “Our force of the future must continue to benefit from the best people America has to offer … in the 21st century, that includes drawing strength from the broadest possible pool of people.” This change is going to help the military in any number of ways: It’s a step toward greater fairness, and it makes a new talent pool available to combat positions. But before we get too complacent, the Army has another challenge in front of it that opening the door to women is just one small step toward solving: It is understaffed for the challenges it faces, and faces an even bigger recruiting struggle ahead.” Read more

Republicans May Strip Anti-Gun Virginia Governor Of His Armed Guards   Mark Herring, Virginia’s radical anti-gun attorney general, and Demo Gov Terry McAuliffe, one of his biggest supporters, just [...read more]

Most Helicopters Unprotected As Bird Strikes Rise, FAA warns  Government researchers warned 10 years ago that changes were needed in helicopter designs to prevent birds from crashing through windshields and disabling pilots. Today, dangerous bird strikes are on the rise, but there are still no safety standards to protect 90 percent of the nation's helicopters.

Clinton vs. Trump: Still A Dead Heat    Presidential frontrunners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump remain all tied up in a hypothetical matchup heading into 2016. Read More

Use of Postal Service Up Again This Holiday Season  Americans used the U.S. Postal Service more this holiday season and continue to give the quasi-governmental agency better marks than its private competitors for the way it handles their packages. Read More

A Miss Iraq Was Named For The 1st Time In 40 Yrs - Look What ISI Did To Her Immediately   Miss Universe contestants are known for their beauty and various talents, but this one is being cheered for her outstanding bravery. After being crowned the first Miss Iraq since 1972, ISIS immediately displayed their savagery......" Read More...

Russia Proposes Superhighway to Alaska Russia wants a superhighway that would connect Europe to the United States. Tim Maverick says parts of this crazy plan may come to fruition.

Police Are Still Searching for suspects who stole a statue of baby Jesus from the nativity of a North Jersey church over the holiday weekend. Church officials said that this is the fifth theft of this nature to occur in New Jersey this Christmas season. James Goodness,... Read More.


Volunteers Needed: Dan Grimm, co-chairman for the Jan. 16 Maricopa County Republican’s Mandatory is calling for volunteers to help with the meeting at the Church for the National, 6225 N Central Ave., in Phoenix where credentials will open at 7:30 am.
1.    Candidates for Member-at-Large.  Five [5] Openings.   LD chairs must submit candidate names by the Dec 12 meeting to get the name on the ballot. Nominees from the floor will be write-in votes!
2.    Volunteers for Credentials Check:  Notify your LD Chair to pass your information up to our Credentials Co-Chairs Pat Oldroyd  480-844-0445 or  doldroyd3@cox.net and Cathy Schwanke  623-640-2513 or  SchwankeLD1@gmail.com
3.    Volunteers for Tally Check   (standing by voting machines to verify Ballot count against credential Tag.) Notify your LD chair to pass on to our Tally Chair Gary Johnson. gary@maricopacountygop.com   602-999-4284.
4.    Parking Detail (It is very dark that early in the morning; flashlights and safety vests available for all those brave souls who help everyone find their way to the best parking spots, close to the Sanctuary.)  Contact:  Sergeant-at-Arms Barbara Medal 480-213-2104  b.medal@cox.net  or Andrew Costanzo 480-677-0697 andrew@theirishgifthouse.com)
5.    Nurse Station (First Aid). Nurse volunteers who would main our First Aid station. Contact Andrew Costanzo or Barbara Medal)
6.    Set-up Volunteers: 4 pm, Friday Afternoon (Jan 15 to set up tables for Credentials, Banners, Signs, LD posts, etc.  Contact Andrew Costanzo or Barbara Medal
7.    Information Booth: Come early on Saturday to greet and offer directions to all NEW PCs. Contact Dan Grimm (480) 570-8570)
8.    Building Security:  Bright Yellow t-shirts provided for you to assist the Sgt-at-Arms  in keeping traffic inside the building flowing with minimal disruption. Contact Andrew Costanzo or Barbara Medal
9.    Memorials: Looking for the names of party faithful’s who passed away in 2015.  Please honor them by submitting a memorial memory to  Mary Fritsche at 480-274-3631 mmfritsche@gmail.com (250 words or less and a photo, if available)
10. Packet Stuffing Party. PC Packets to be filled with agenda, flyers, ballots, etc. and labeled starting at 10 am., Sat., Jan 9 at MCRC County Headquarters, 3030 S Rural Road, Tempe, AZ 85282. Lunch will be provided. Limited parking. Grocery store within walking distance.  Need 50-60 people. Contact: D17 Chair: Shadow Asgari  480-250-2106 or ld17shadow@gmail.com
11. For additional information contact co-chairman  Dan Grimm   dnjgrimm@aol.com  480-570-8570.

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

·         Effective January 1, 2016 the following precinct will have new names, according to Deputy Director of Elections Linda Weedon at the Maricopa County Recorder’s office:
ü  Precinct 0548 San Angelo becomes Towne Meadows. This precinct votes at “Towne Meadows” School
ü  Precinct 0651 Towne Meadows becomes 0651 San Angelo and votes at the Superstition Springs School
ü  Precinct 0633 Superstition becomes 0633 Sunland Village and votes at Sunland Village
ü  Precinct 0681 Waddell becomes Mesquite reflecting the city district in Surprise.
ü  Precinct 0138 Cortessa becomes Waddell reflecting it community.

·         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

Jan 2, 2016
·         The Sun City West Republican Club will meet at 8:30 am., Sat., Jan 2 at the Sun City West Foundations Building (Quail Room) 14465 R H Johnson Blvd., Sun City West, Arizona. The doors open at 8am with coffee and donuts.The $2 admission helps pay for the cost of the room. Speaker: Arizona State Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas. She graduated from Rutgers University and had a distinguished career as a financial expert for a variety of private sector firms. Douglas will make her presentation and then open the floor for questions. Contact: John Neal nealins@gmail.com 

Jan 5
·         The Surprise Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6:30 pm., Tues., Jan 5 in the Grand Canyon Room of the Sun City West Foundation Plaza, 14465 W R H Johnson Blvd., Sun City West, AZ 85375 to hear speaker Logan Churchwell of True the Vote.  Contact:  John Madeira jmadeira@surpriseteapartypatriots.com

JAN 6
·         A Fundraiser Reception For LD13 Sen Don Shooter , Rep Steve Montenegro and Rep Darin Mitchell is scheduled at 4:30 pm.,  Wed., Jan 6 at Alexi’s Grill, 3550 N Central Ave., Phoenix AZ 85012.  Contributions can be mailed to
ü  Don Shooter 2016, 2109 S Palo Verde Ln #44, Yuma, AZ 85365.
ü  Vote Montenegro, PO Box 2275, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340.
ü  Elect Darin Mitchell 2016, 15011 W Highland Ave., Goodyear, AZ 85395.

·         A Fundraising Reception For LD28 Rep Kate Brophy Mcgee is scheduled between 5-7 pm, Jan 6, 2016 at Alexi’s Grill, 3550 N Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ .

JAN 8
·         Reservations are due Jan 8 for the Arrowhead Republican Women Luncheon scheduled at 11:30 am. Jan 13 at the Briarwood Country Club, 20800 N. 135th Ave., Sun City West. Check in opens at 10:45am. The speaker will be a representative of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (CVMA), Post 32-1, an all-volunteer organization of veterans helping veterans. RSVP required to attend; cost is $20 payable by cash or check at the door. Reservations must be made through arwlunchrsvp@gmail.com or arrowhead luncheon.  RSVP: Lezlee Alexander at 602-354-5224 to place a reservation  by Fri., Jan 8.  ARW is open to Republican women registered to vote in AZ - Republican men may join as associate members.

JAN 13
·         The Jan 13, 2016 Arrowhead Republican Women Luncheon is scheduled at 11:30 am at the Briarwood Country Club, 20800 N. 135th Ave., Sun City West. Check in opens at 10:45am. The speaker will be a representative of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (CVMA), Post 32-1, an all-volunteer organization of veterans helping veterans. Their activities support the Soldier's Best Friend program in Peoria. Reservations required to attend; cost is $20 payable by cash or check at the door. Reservations must be made through arwlunchrsvp@gmail.com or http://arrowheadrw.weebly.com/luncheons.  RSVP: Lezlee Alexander at 602-354-5224 to place a reservation  by Fri., Jan 8.  ARW is open to Republican women registered to vote in AZ - Republican men may join as associate members.

JAN 21
·         A Campaign Kickoff For Maricopa County Supervisor Denny Barney is scheduled between 5:30-7 pm, Thurs., Jan 21 at Infusionsoft, 1260 S. Spectrum Blvd, Chandler, AZ 85286.
CONGRESSIONAL COMMENTS
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Sen John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee,  on the agreement reached by Japan and the Republic of Korea regarding wartime “comfort women”: “Today's landmark agreement between Japan and the Republic of Korea regarding the comfort woman issue is a testament to the leadership and vision of Prime Minister Abe and President Park. I truly hope this agreement will mark a new era between Tokyo and Seoul based not on the burdens of history but on the shared goal of forging a more stable, peaceful, and prosperous future for the Asia-Pacific region. A Japan and ROK that are more unified bilateral partners and trilateral allies with the United States represents a powerful force for freedom in the world that we should welcome in these perilous and unpredictable times. I congratulate both governments on finalizing this historic deal and look forward to realizing its benefits in the years ahead.”

Sen John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, on reports that Iraqi forces have retaken the city center of Ramadi from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL): “The liberation of the city center of Ramadi is a major milestone in the fight against ISIL, a significant achievement for the Iraqi Security Forces, and a tribute to the tireless efforts of U.S. and coalition forces who have enabled this victory. The recent capture of Tishreen Dam by opposition forces in Syria, similarly supported by U.S. and coalition forces, also represents a meaningful setback for ISIL.”
…“If our goal truly is to destroy ISIL in the near future, rather than kick the can down the road for others to deal with, the United States must play a far more active role than we are now, especially in supporting local Sunni Arab forces to take the fight to ISIL themselves. More than anything, this requires the President to speak clearly to the American people about the nature of the threat we are facing, what it will take to succeed, and have the resolve to see it through. So long as this President is unwilling or incapable of exercising this leadership, the threat we face will only grow.”

NEWS LINKS
·         Coming-To-Your-Suburb; The-Ghettos    'Forced Diversity' To 'Destroy' Living Environment

·         Dems Push HR 569: Death Knell For 1st Amendment  Liberal Lemmings Leap At Ending Any And All Discourse And Education Regarding The Global Threat Posed By Islamic Jihadists
·         Sharia-Law-Creeping-Into-US Courtrooms, School, And Government
·         What Type Of Leader Stands Up And Says I Will Not Support And Defend The Constitution?
·         Why At This Time Are We Releasing 17 More Gitmo Detainees? Allen West Weighs In!


REPUBLICAN PARTY OF MARICOPA COUNTY  MaricopaCountyGOP.com
RNC/GOP
ILLEGALS/IMMIGRATION/BORDERS/AMNESTY
·         Remember 1986
·         Borderland Beat
·         AZ Border Defenders     Updated Daily
·         Need2no    Border News Watch
SECOND AMENDMENT, FIREARMS
FIRST AMENDMENT – FREEDOM OF SPEECH
SAN BERNARDINO MASSACRE
·         Samuel-L-Jackson-Really-Wanted-San-Bernardino-Terrorists-To-Be-White   'They Have A Legitimate Reason Now To Look At Your Muslim Neighbor'
REFUGEES
·         Group-Launches-Effort-To-Expose-Secret-Placement-Of-Refugees    Freedom Of Information Lawsuit Filed Against Obama Administration
FBI/CIA/INTELLIGENCE
WAR ON WOMEN
WAR ON LAW ENFORCEMENT
MILITARY/VETERANS
BERGDAHL
MEDIA
GOVT OVERREACH
CONGRESS
COURTS
PROTESTORS
CAMPAIGNS/DEBATES
DONALD TRUMP
TED CRUZ
BEN CARSON
RAND PAUL
JEB BUSH
MIKE HUCKABEE
BILL AND HILLARY
DEMS and LIBERALS
BERNIE SANDERS
GLOBAL WARMING
WELFARE
HEALTH/OBAMACARE

EDUCATION
DEPT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
MICHELLE OBAMA
WHITE HOUSE/OBAMA
·         Obama-Stunner: 31-Christians-Vs-2000-Muslims   President Indeed Has 'Religious Test' For Refugees Coming To America
·         Group-Launches-Effort-To-Expose-Secret-Placement-Of-Refugees    Freedom Of Information Lawsuit Filed Against Obama Administration
INTERNATIONAL
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