Friday, January 29, 2016

1-27-16 Briefs



While working on the site, the original 1-27-16 Briefs posting disappeared.  I have tried to retreive as much as  possible. Please bear with us, while we are making some techie changes. Sorry for the inconvenience.  - Editor Frosty Taylor

Should The State Conduct Grand Canyon Bison Hunt? Yes By AZ Game and Fish Commission Chairman Kurt Davis: “By its own admission, the National Park Service has a growing bison problem within the Grand Canyon National Park… Fortunately, U.S. Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake and U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar are each supporting the most-effective solution: providing hunters increased opportunities to harvest buffalo, feed their families, improve herd health and positively impact the entire habitat… This proposed bison hunt is a cost-effective solution and respects the North American Model, the world’s best system of Wildlife Conservation.”

The Coalition of Western States (COWS) has released a statement regarding their sadness at the death of LaVoy Finicum. Full statement Coalition-of-Western-States-COWS Also see What's Really Going On In Oregon. Taking Back America Kris Anne Hall is the lead attorney for COWS and is scheduled to appear at several local groups within the next few months.

Korwin: Obamas-Gun-Control-Starts-With-Myth “In his town-hall gun-control show, Obama praised John McCain's gun-show "loophole" bill as a good place to start, and scolded Congress for not passing it -- 15 years ago. The bill was total deception and would have effectively closed gun shows altogether. It required registering anyone who entered with the FBI, whether they shopped or not, and getting prior federal permission to even run a show -- which feds didn't have to give -- just a pack of lies built on lies. They tried selling it as a harmless background check. Too bad for them, some of us can read.”

LD16 State Committeeman Dr. Nicholas Hagen: Here's what my Robert's Rules says about the role of a parliamentarian: "During a meeting the work of the parliamentarian should be limited to giving advice to the chair, and when requested, to any other member. It is also the duty of the parliamentarian--as inconspicuously as he can--to call the attention of the chair to any error in the proceedings that may affect the substantive rights of any member or may otherwise do harm. Only on the most involved matters should the parliamentarian actually be called upon to speak, and the practice should be avoided if at all possible. The parliamentarian should be assigned a seat next to the chair, so as to be convenient for consultation, in a low voice, but the chair should try to avoid checking with the parliamentarian too frequently or to obviously. After the parliamentarian has expressed an opinion on a point, the chair has the duty to make the final ruling, and, in so doing, has the right to follow the advice of the parliamentarian, or to disregard it."
Obviously (AZGOP Chairman Robert) Graham and his parliamentarian either didn't know the role of a parliamentarian according to Robert's Rules or chose to ignore it. I'm taking no bets on which occurred. Editor’s Note: Hagen is referring to the Jan 23 AZGOP Mandatory meeting in which Parliamentarian Al Gage ruled against bringing two resolutions – ‘Anyone But John McCain’ and ‘Censure Robert Graham’ to the floor after state committeeman gathered enough petition signatures to take both resolutions to a vote. See full coverage:

      · AZGOP Graham's Parliamentarian’s Omission See AZGOG2 drop box.

      · AZGOP Dictator Robert Graham Hoses State Committeemen

      · GOP-Insiders-Kill-Anti-McCain-Move; Silence-Republicans

       · Graham's Parliamentarian Rules Censurers Out-Of-Order

       · Arizona Republican Party Convention

        · RNC Parliamentarian -Rebukes-Resolutions Against McCain, Chairman

        · Republican-Party-Leaders-Reject-Anti-McCain-Resolution

        · Former-MCRC-Chair-Loses-Resolutions-Against-McCain-And-AZGOP-Chair

        · Briefs Archives Archives on left side of page

Andrew Costanzo, who has served two terms as a Maricopa County Republican Committee Member-at Large, has announced his candidacy for the MCRC First Vice Chairman position. The position is open due to removal of former First Vice Chair Jeni White during the Jan 16 “special” meeting that followed the MCRC Mandatory meeting.

The MCRC Executive Guidance Committee will elect new First and Second Vice Chairs at 7 pm., Wed., Feb 3 at AZGOP headquarters, 3501 N 24th St., in Phoenix, according to MCRC Chairman Tyler Bowyer. Candidates can be nominated from the floor. Candidates must be a precinct committeeman and reside in Maricopa County, according to Bowyer.

MCRC Second Vice Chairman Candidate Ray Sweeney: “I hereby announce my candidacy for 2nd Vice Chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Committee.  I have served four continuous years as elected Member-At-Large and have represented my fellow PC's in an honorable and active way.  I hereby call upon my fellow members of the Executive Guidance Committee to support me in this effort by casting your vote for me at the election to be held on Wed, Feb 3, 2016, at the Arizona Republican Committee Headquarters at 7 pm.”  - Ray Sweeney, U.S. Marine Corps (retired), Founder/Chairman of Veterans Against Losing Our Republic (V.A.L.O.R.), Moon Valley Precinct Committeeman, LD20 State Committeeman.

Art Olivas is also a candidate for the MCRC Second Vice Chairmanship. Olivas announced several days ago.

Things Are Getting Heated between GOP Senate candidate camps this week. Allegations are flying:


      Alex Meluskey's Rebuttal

Call to Action from LD23 Chairman Jim O’Connor: While PC’s have been busy conducting  County, State and District meetings, Republican in our State House & Senate have lined up with Democrats in sponsorship of the both HB2456 and SB1218 (national popular vote; interstate agreement) Bills. These identical Bills are in support of Arizona joining a “Compact of States” for the purpose of contributing our states’ 11 Electoral Votes to the winner of the National Popular Vote. This move, once the Compact member states total 270 electoral votes,  will change the USA from a Republic to a Democracy.

The Republicans sponsoring them in both House & Senate shocked me, as they will you. The House version has 25 Republican sponsors and 20 Democrats. The Senate Bill has 8 Republican sponsors and 12 Democrats. With margins like that these Bills are highly likely to sail through both House & Senate easily. That is unless we engage with our republican members immediately. Legislative MemberRoster

Please join me in opposing  both HB 2456 and SB 1218. I have a one page summary of my objections and a 10 page  research report prepared by LD23 PC Robert Hathorne, who after hearing the presentation by the NPV lobbyist in early November was moved to learn more. (Contact O’Connor at 602-538-9387 cell or to obtain a copies)

Many other prominent and respected national organizations hold similar positions against the NPV including but not limited to JBS, Heritage Foundation, Liberty Caucus, Eagle Forum, American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEX), and the CATO Institute. See this five minute YouTube video do you understand the electoral college? by Prager University on the Electoral College which the pending legislation will render moot.

Please ask those Republican members who have signed on as sponsors and cosponsors to these bad bills to your next meeting and ask them to explain their  decisions. Please be respectful as I believe they have been lead astray on this one. (Contact O’Connor at 602-538-9387 cell or to obtain a copies)

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The Center For Arizona Policy “Onward, Engaging The Culture Without Losing The Gospel” featuring Dr. Russell Moore is scheduled at 11:30 am., Thurs., March 17 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort, 2400 E Missouri Ave., Phoenix, 85016, according to President Cathie Herrod. Tickets $25 per person, including lunch. Tickets here Pastors breakout session at 1:30 pm: Protecting Your Ministry .

Dem Senate Candidate Ann Kirkpatrick is campaigning hard against incumbent Sen John McCain. Her latest fundraising pitch reads “… John McCain has made a lot of friends in his 33 years in Washington. But he hasn’t represented Arizona families. He’s said some jobs shouldn’t be protected. He fought against stopping suspected terrorists from legally buying guns. John McCain has lost touch with the people he’s supposed to represent -- and he knows that it’s starting to catch up with him. We’ve got McCain on the run. ..”

US Sen John McCain spoke on the Senate floor this afternoon regarding his bill with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) that would repeal a provision of the Fiscal Year 2016 Omnibus Appropriations Bill that effectively allows the unlimited purchase and use of Russian rocket engines manufactured by a Russian company with close ties to the regime of Vladimir Putin for U.S. national security space launches. Watch here. Bill here.

LD24 has updated its web site, twitter and facebook. Looking good.

Wes Harris to LD20 Rep Paul Boyer: It has been insinuated that you are holding up the hearings on the following two Education Bills intended to reaffirm parental control over their children's education:

HB2056- Parental Opt Out. Requires a form to be developed by the State Board of Education that parents can submit to their principal or teacher to opt out of statewide assessment. Lack of assessment results will not affect school district achievement ranking, school report card, a pupil's ability to be promoted from third grade, or his/her ability to graduate from high school. An alternative, other than a statewide assessment, can be used to determine whether a pupil should be promoted from third grade and/or if they have met the requirements for graduation. hb2056p.htm&Session_ID=115)

HB2088- School Surveys and Assessments Informed Consent. Requires Informed consent for any psychological assessment, such as the Common Core-aligned assessments and others that gather psychological data. Informed consent would also be required for intrusive, inappropriate surveys that question pupils about their sexual practices, or any other private information. This bill protects the pupil from retaliation in any form if the parent does not consent, and the teacher from being evaluated according to pupil participation and results.  hb2088p.htm&Session_ID=115

Given your continued support for education in Arizona I find this suggestion hard to believe.  Please be so kind as to let me know when you will schedule the hearings on these two bills. – Wes Harris, LD20 2nd Vice Chairman, State Committeeman, PC, and MCRC Member at Large.

LD20 has announced their meeting dates through July 2016. The are Feb 1, March 1, April 18, May 16, June 16 and July 11. Contact: 11

Volunteers needed: Candidate Corral 2016 coordinator Nina Marlowe is asking for about 30 volunteers to help with the Feb 20 Candidate Corral scheduled at the Pioneer Living History Village. Marlow needs people to help with parking and busing handicap people from their car to the front of the three stages set up for candidates presentations. She also needs set-up and tear down volunteers. Contact Marlow at 602) 541-1436  cell

The Prescott Valley Oathkeepers will meet at 5 pm., the fourth Thursday of the month at the Puerta Valllarta Restaurant, 11901 E. Hwy 69, Dewey, AZ, 86327 for emergency preparedness training. Future meetings are scheduled March 24, April 28, May 26, June 23, July 28, Aug 25, Sept 22, Oct 27, Nov 24, and Dec 22. The November meeting will probably be re-scheduled as it falls on Thanksgiving. Those planning to eat dinner should be there by 4:45 pm. RVSP to

The Moral Action Ministry will present 13 Hours In Benghazi with Personal Appearances by Kris "Tanto" Paronto & Kenneth Timmerman between 2-6pm., Sun., Feb 21 at Lund Performing Arts Center, 3102 North 56th St., Phoenix, AZ 85018. Paronto and Timmerman will have a book signing during their presentations. Contact: Mark Singer at or 602-818-883

The Superstition 912 Tea Party Patriots Meeting will meet at 6:30 pm., Fri., Jan 29 at the Roadhaven Resort Cantina Restaurant to hear Tom Jenney of Americans for Prosperity.

The Oracle Neighborhood Watch and the Saddlebrooke Homeowners Association will present Operation Silver Star: A Tribute to Law Enforcement at 7 pm., Jan 29. See ceremony

A School Choice Rally is planned on the lawn of the Arizona State Capitol between 3-4 pm., Fri., Jan 29. Governor Doug Ducey and four-time Olympic Gold Medalist Lisa Leslie will join students, parents, teachers, community leaders, and elected officials at the event.The event is organized by A for Arizona Arizona School Choice Trust/Choose A School America Federation for Children Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Arizona Charter Schools Association HCREO Goldwater Institute Institute for Better Education. Contact: (952) 334-2734 americansforprosperity or

The Central Republican Women of Phoenix will meet for dinner at 6:15 pm, Feb 4 at the Hilton Phoenix Suites, 10 East Thomas Road, Phoenix to hear Intelligence Analyst , Dr. Lyle Rapacki discuss issues facing the nation from terrorism.   Social at 5:30 pm. $30 per dinner. RSVP: Jan Webb,  or 602-318-1010.  A reservation made is a reservation paid. Cancellations must by made by Feb 1 to avoid being charged. Contact: (602) 252-6300.


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