Monday, January 4, 2016

1-3-16 Briefs

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Sunday – January 3, 2016

MUST WATCHGod Bless The USA   The Texas Tenors

President Barack Obama will join Anderson Cooper on CNN at 8 p.m. ET Thursday for a live town hall on gun control called "Guns in America." The President will discuss gun issues with Cooper and take questions from the audience. The President has repeatedly expressed frustration with Congress' inability to pass new gun laws. He plans to meet Monday with Attorney General Loretta Lynch to discuss gun control and is expected to announce soon new executive action aimed at expanding background checks on gun

Former Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romley’s response 1-2-2016-briefs
to Chairman of Veterans for Melunsky Gordon Brown 1-1-16-briefs drew response from fellow veterans: One wrote, “Regarding Rick Romney's "challenge" to Gordon Brown to "produce any evidence that would prove that Sen. John McCain is not the most supportive senator for veterans  in Congress" ... how about this? See  John McCain Losing His Cool Many veterans recall how John McCain denigrated Dolores Apodaca Alfond, chairwoman of the National Alliance of POW/MIA Families at a senate hearing. Following his insulting tirade against her, McCain arrogantly got up and stormed out while she was testifying. She dedicated her life to finding answers regarding her pilot brother Capt. Victor J. Apodaca, and got none before her death. What is McCain  hiding? This heartfelt tribute was accorded her after her death by the National Alliance she chaired. The Passing Of Dolores Apodaca Alfond

Tom Morrissey Candidate for MCRC Member-At-Large.  I hope you remember me from my days as Chairman of the AZ GOP.  I'm still around and fully intend to stay around and involved, as long as this country is in its clear and present danger.  I remain fully committed to the effort to rid our party of those who claim we should be willing to "compromise" with the other side in order to "get things done".  I say, No way! No How!
It is time for us to realize that the Establishment in our party is not doing the job we elected them to do.  I believe that a good part of the reason this is so, is because they are owned by their donors and lobbyists, who keep them in office.    
      Those whom we elect, work for us! We do not work for them. It is time we stop seeing them as some sort of a celebrity.  Look at where they have taken us.  While we have the Congress and the Senate, our “leadership” (Mitch McConnell, John Boehner and now Paul Ryan) act like Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi are in control.
     This must be changed and that change can only come from the bottom up.  That is why I'm running for this position.  I know how to bring about change and where change can and will begin. If you believe in the ‘cronyism’ concept of what is going on in national and local politics, then don't waste your vote on me.  But, if you believe in returning this party and country of ours to "we the people' I ask for your vote, then together, let us see to it that, that process begins, here and now.
     It’s not rocket science folks.  Use the power that is in your hands. Power to “We the people”! Thank you.

The Paradise Republican Women's Club Luncheon is scheduled at noon am, Sat., Jan 9 at Gainey Golf Club, 7600 E. Gainey Club Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85258.  Social hour starts at 10:30 am. Speaker Steve Chucri, Maricopa County Supervisor, District 2, will make a presentation at 11 am.  $30 per person. Contact:
PC Day at the Capitol is scheduled from 9am-3 pm., Wed., Jan 13 at the Arizona State Capitol, 1700 W Washington, Phx.  9 am - Meet your legislators. 11:30 am – free lunch, rally and greetings from elected officials (free tickets required) Registered here pc-day-at-the-capitol-tickets  1 pm – Houses introduction. 1:30 pm – Senate Introduction. 2 pm – small group meetings with legislators.  Contact 
The Arizona Project will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., Jan 4 at 3375 E Shea Blvd #2, Phx, Az 85028 to address issues for the coming year. Chairman Ron Ludders has ask attendees to review the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence for discussion. Contact: Ludder at 602.677.1496

An Arrowhead Republican Women Fundraising Committee meeting is Fri, Jan 15, 2016 at the home of Barbara Melkin. RSVP: 623-249-5085.

Arrowhead Republican Women’s First Vice Chairman Jan Martinson is asking for volunteers to help with the ARW jewelry table at the Feb 20 “Candidate Corral” at Pioneer Village.  Contact Martinson at 623-546-3753.

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  Constitutional attorney KrisAnne Hall wll address the group on Feb 16. Contact:  John Madeira

The Grassroots Tea Party Activists will meet Wed., Feb 17 at a yet to be determined location to hear Constitutional attorney, author and radio host KrisAnne Hall address “The Disarming of America.” Hall  is a former prosecutor, disabled US Army veteran, a Russian linguist, who travels the Country teaching the Constitution and history of our founding documents laying the foundation that shows how reliable and relevant our founding documents are today. $2.50 donations appreciated to cover Hall’s travel, room costs and promotion. Contact:  See video on Hall at  KrisAnne Hall:  Tea Party contact:   Francine L Romesburg

These Women Selflessly Served - But Arlington National Cemetery Won't Let Them Be Buried There The WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) Program ran from 1942-1944 and was designed to free up male pilots for combat missions. Although The Wasps were never officially enlisted or commissioned, they were granted veteran status in 1977. Since 2002, Wasps have been granted permission to have their ashes interred at Arlington National Cemetery, permission that was rescinded in early 2015 by then-Secretary Of The Army John Mchugh. But the family of Elaine Harmon, A WWII Veteran WASP who passed away in April Of 2015, is holding on to her ashes and holding out hope that their fight to reverse McHugh’s decision will yield positive results. Her granddaughter, Erin Miller, explained:
A $15 discount is offered through January for those signing up to participate in the Heroes to Hometowns ‘Salute a Soldier’ 5K run or 1-mile walk, honoring wounded veterans, scheduled at 8:30 am., Sat., March 12 At Freestone Park, 1034 E Juniper Road., Gilbert AZ. $40 for 5Krun, $30 military rate for 5K or $25 for walk. Military/veterans use Code MIL10 for discount until Jan 31. Contact Kathy Pearce at or 480-330-1632.
Sponsors And Volunteers Are Needed to help with the Heroes to Hometowns ‘Salute a Soldier’ 5K run or 1 mile walk scheduled at 89:30 am., Sat. March 12 at Freestone Park in Glbert. Contact: Kathy Pearce at or 480-330-1632.
Gun Show Attendance Soars Before Executive Orders Pima County Fairgrounds Was host to the first gun show in Tucson of the new year. “I have never seen so many people in there you can barely even look at a gun,” said attendee, Full Story >>

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will address the LD13 Republicans at 7 pm., Tues., Jan 12 at the PebbleCreek  Tuscany Falls Clubhouse Chianti Room, 16262 Clubhouse Drive, Goodyear, AZ.     Registration opens at 6:30 pm. The next meeting is scheduled Feb 9 at the same locadtion. Contact: Chairman Wally Campbell  623-451-1100

The Maricopa County Republican Committee Mandatory Meeting is scheduled Sat, Jan 16 , 2016 at the Church of the Nation’s,  6225 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona. 85012.  Precinct Committeemen will receive formal notification from the Maricopa County Republican Party regarding this meeting.

A Combat Veteran Motorcycle Association member will address the Jan 13 luncheon of the Arrowhead Republican Women at 11:30am at the Briarwood Country Club
135th Avenue & Meeker Blvd., Sun City West, AZ. CVMA is a support group to “Soldiers Best Friend -a Peoria organization that provides food, training time, and supplies for veteran service dogs rescued from local animal shelters. $30 per person. Adults, no children. No jeans. RSVP deadline Jan 8 to  or contact Lezlee Alexander at 602-354-5224.

Coconino County Republican’s Lincoln Day Dinner will be held at the Double Tree Hotel by Hilton, Monday evening, Feb 15. The program will be a debate forum with all of the CD-1 candidates former Secretary of State  Ken Bennett, Speaker David Gowen, Gary Kiehne, Sheriff Paul Babeu and Shawn Redd. Mayor Jerry Nabours and Councilman Jeff Oravits will be moderating the debate. All questions will pertain to the CD-1 District. Questions will be selected by Nabours, Oravits and members of the CCRC Lincoln Day Dinner committee. Tickets are $50 each and $350 for a table of 8. For tickets/table contact Treasurer Dan Edel at

SaddleBrooke Republican Club will meet at 5 pm., Wed., Jan 13 in the Ballroom in HOA#2.  Doors up at 3:30 pm.  Sierra Vista resident Colonel Thomas M. Finnegan, US Army (Retired), will address the group. Finnegan has served on the Board at the Fort Huachuca 50 since 1994.  The Fort Huachuca 50 is a community-based organization founded in 1987 to support the viability of Fort Huachuca for the future.  He served two tours in the Republic of Vietnam and served in a variety of command and staff assignments prior to his retirement in 1993.  From 1994 until his retirement in 2007 he was the Program Manager for L-3 Communications in Sierra Vista. Contact: President Neil MacDonald

Three workshop have been scheduled by The Gilbert Town Council and the Parks/Recreation Board for public input on the massive Gilbert Regional Park Bond request for a park in the Chandler eights Basin area. The park site is 272 acres – four times the size of the combined Discovery, Crossroads, Freestone and McQueen Parks in Gilbert. Public input will determine the size and cost of the park project. video of town council meeting (see 60 minute mark) Phase one of council approved conceptual design (except for Jared Taylor and Victor Petersen) will cost $732,000.  Total cost, from start to finish, are unavailable.

LD23, Paradise Republican Women’s Group and Moral Action Ministry are co-sponsoring “13 Hours In Benghazi-Truth Speech “ between 2-6:15 pm., Sun.,, Feb 21 at the Lund Performing Arts Center,  3102 North 56th St., Phoenix, AZ, 85018   featuring Kris ‘Tono’ Paronto, former Army Ranger (1 of 6 American Heroes) “13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi” and Author and Benghazi expert Kenneth Timmerman who wrote “Dark Forces: The Truth about What Happened in Benghazi”. 
Doors open at 1:30 pm.  2 pm opening ceremonies. 2:15 pm Paronto. 3:45 pm book signing/photo op. 4:15 pm Timmerman. 5:45 pm book signing/photo op. Tickets   Group Sales & Co-Sponsors & Vendor Tables: Contact: or 602-818-8838 See Movie Trailer-13 HOURS: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.  Jan 15, 2016 moving opening.  see details

In-Hawaii-Minimum-Smoking-Age-Raised-To-21    Hawaii Becomes First State To Raise Minimum Smoking Age To 21. Hawaii’s new tobacco laws went into effect Friday and limit sales of both cigarettes and electronic cigarettes to people 21 or older.
Poll:  Republicans-Angrier-Than-Democrats   More than three quarters of Republicans said they now get angry at least once a day.
AZRRT UPDATE   By Jose Borrajero-- This is our first communication regarding the upcoming 2016 AZ Legislative Session. There has been a drastic change in the way we are able to communicate with our legislators as the new session opens Monday, January 11. Here is a summary of the three major ways we currently express our opinions to our state elected officials:
·         Emails: Huge change is taking place. The legislature members’ roster no longer lists Emails for members. Instead there is a link to a form similar to that used by our federal legislators. The bottom line is that a very valuable tool is being removed from our inventory. For full details concerning this change, CLICK HERE
·         Phone Calls: There does not appear to be a change in the way phone calls are handled. However, if citizens shift from Emails to phone calls, there is a good chance that access will be negatively affected by the sheer number of calls.  
·         Using the ALIS/RTS: The AZ Legislative Information System / Request To Speak program was substantially revamped in 2014 and we do not anticipate any changes here. Now more than ever it is extremely important that you make every effort to register for the Request To Speak program and to use to its fullest extent. For a full explanation of this valuable tool, CLICK HERE   
As the 2016 legislative session gets underway, we will make every effort to keep you informed and to help you communicate with our legislators. In the meantime

HUH???  Obama-Admin: Terrorist-Won’t-Attack-US If We Have-Good-Gun-Control-Laws  The Obama administration is politicizing the mass shooting that occurred in San Bernardino, California, and using it to push for greater gun control throughout the country. At a White House press conference, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said that “common sense gun control” the way to discourage potential jihadists like the San Bernardino shooters from getting their hands on weapons. The point Josh Earnest seemed to miss was that a pair of jihadis who are able to procure their weapons on the black market are not going to care what Obama or any politician of any party has to say about gun control. “Gun free” zones do not apply to people with an intent to kill, and gun control laws are not going to prevent radicalized killers from getting their hands on weapons.

During A News Briefing At The White House on Friday, President Barack Obama’s mouthpiece, press secretary Josh Earnest, doubled down on calls for stricter gun-control laws, despite knowing by then that the FBI had begun to investigate the San Bernardino shooting as an act of terrorism. This rhetoric from Earnest inspired Fox News reporter Peter Doocy to step up to the plate and ask the question on everybody’s mind. “The president thinks that if there are potentially two terrorists sitting around planning a mass murder, they may call it off because President Obama has put in place common-sense gun laws?” Doocy asked. See   fox-news-host-destroys-obama

Arrowhead Republican Women First Vice President Jan Martinson: Losing America -- America as we traditionally view it, and as the founders envisioned it, is all but dead. The concepts of “one nation” are silently vanishing. The American melting pot is now the politically correct defense for class segregation. The melting pot analogy worked when the tired and huddled masses assimilated into American fabric of yesteryear. Those masses shed their old world identities and assumed the American identity. Was it perfect? Maybe not, but the concept built a nation that united and became the world’s greatest country.
Now the melting pot does not exist. Newcomers to America hold on to their racial and religious identities. Generational Americans seek to reconnect with theirs. Blurred orientation and gender lines are being redefined. At best, it is a curdled soup in a milky broth. Now this is what I see happening in our country at this time. It is all the rules of the Alinsky Theocracy. These are the eight things he said would create a Social State.
1. Healthcare - Control healthcare and you control the people.
2. Poverty - Increase the Poverty level as high as possible.
3. Debt - increase the debt to an unsustainable level.
4. Gun Control - Remove the ability for the people to defend themselves from Government. That way you can create a police state.
5. Welfare - Take control of every aspect of their lives, food, housing, & income.
6. Education - Take control of what people read and listen to, take control of what children learn in school.
7. Religion - Remove the belief in God from Government and schools.
8. Class Warfare - Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to TAX the wealthy with the support of the poor.
Anyone Can Now See That The Eight Rules Are Now In Play! – Borrowed from the ARW newsletter

ATTN Republicans: Go to the Arizona Secretary of State Website to sign candidate petitions for the 2016 ballots and contribute $5 to clean elections candidates.  Candidates can get one-half of their signatures and $5 contributions via the website. This saves candidates a lot of time and shoe leather.

Free tickets to Headlines Live are available at headlines-live-governor-doug-ducey for the 6:30 pm., Jan 6 production scheduled at 2828 N Central Ave., Phoenix.  Hear Gov Doug Ducey chat with Arizona Republican reporter Yvonne Wingett Sanchez as he reflects over the past year and prepares for the upcoming legislative session. A Q&A with Guv follows the session. Light snacks and beer and wine available for purchase. Tickets available are limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. A limited number of tickets may be available at the door. Event check-in starts at 6 p.m. Program begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. Seating at the event is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.  
ATTN Readers: Open the latest Briefs posting at anytime. Archives are listed down the left hand side if you are looking for past issues. ft

ACTION ALERT:  First Amendment At Risk  -- House Democrats Push Resolution to Condemn “Hate Speech” Against Muslims  See: 114th-congress/house-resolution/569   H.Res.569 - Condemning violence, bigotry, and hateful rhetoric towards Muslims in the United States.
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·         2016: The Most Important Election Of Our Lifetimes   Gird Your Loins! We’ve Got Work To Do!
·         BHO’s Year-End Sucker Punch Wallops American Workers Unprecedented, Expansive, Foreign Worker Program Imperils Future Of Us
·         Border Hypocrisy, Lies, Flung By McCain & AZ Republic    Chronic Deceit From Az’s Senators And Local Newspaper
·         Dr. Kelli Ward Amasses Endorsements In US Senate Race    Conservative challenge to John McCain gaining momentum
·         Is It Just Semantics?
·         Military to Military
·         Trump-Winner Of The Year

·         Trump-Shuts-Down-GOP-New-Law
·         Remember 1986
·         Borderland Beat
·         AZ Border Defenders     Updated Daily
·         Need2no    Border News Watch
·         Taliban-Gaining-Ground-In-Afghanistan-Former-Cia-Chief-Says  "I Would Expect Major Gains Going Forward," Michael Morell Said.  
·         Republican: US-Has-No-Plan-At-All-In-Syria   Rep. Lee Zeldin Is Worried About America's Approach In Syria And Libya.  
·         King: Americans-Have-Lost-Faith-In-Obama-Over-ISIS   "What The President Has To Do Is Stop Claiming That We Have ISIS Contained."  
·         Trump Also Said He Would Rescind Several Of The Executive Orders Issued By Obama.
·         Trump Also Said He Is Not Worried About Polls That Show Him Trailing Cruz In Iowa.
·         Kasich-Compares-Trumps-Political-Experience-To-Obamas  "I Just Sometimes Wonder Whether The Party’s Got Amnesia,” Kasich Said.  
·         We’re-In-A-Different-Ball-Game   "We Need The Ability To Execute," Carson Said After The Loss Of Key Staffers.  
·         Political-Correctness-Will-Destroy-Us-If-We-Don’t Wake Up  "Let’s Not Get So Concerned About How Offended Our Enemies Are.”  
·         “The Thing The President Should Be Doing ... Is Enforcing The Laws That We Have.”  Fiorina-Obama-Lawless-With-Executive-Order-On-Guns
·         “Can’t A Girl Have A Little Fun?” Fiorina Asked On CNN’s “State Of The Union.”   Fiorina-Defends-Tongue-In-Cheek-Rose-Bowl-Tweet
·         “This President Wants To Act As If He’s A King, As If He’s A Dictator,” Christie Said. GOP-Candidates-Hammer-Obamas-Executive-Action-On-Guns
·         Rand-Paul: Hillary-Will-Take-Us-Back-To-War  Paul Also Accused Sen. Ted Cruz Of Copying His Stance On Foreign Policy.  
·         Sanders: Bill-Clintons-Sexual-History-Not-Fair-Game  "I Think We Got More Things To Worry About Than Bill Clinton’s Sexual Life."  
·         WSJ: The Clinton War on Women

·         Jailed-For-Preaching-Against-Islam   Irish Pastor Refuses To Back Down From Declaring Holy Scripture