Saturday, November 26, 2016

11-26-16 Briefs

Republican Briefs

Editor Frosty Taylor      Web Master John Strasser

Roger Pongratz Announces Candidacy for LD24 Chairman: The job of Chairman is a big job and one I will take seriously. Having worked with the last 5 Chairmen of my LD, either at the AZ State Fair, knocking on doors for candidates, pounding in sign posts, organizing marchers for parades, as a Twitter specialist or as the 2nd Vice-Chair, I believe that I am certainly qualified to run for this position. I also have 22 years in the Aerospace Industry, hold positions on the Phoenix Block Watch Advisory Board and the Supreme Court’s Foster Care Review Board, all while coaching High School baseball and being a Hearing Officer for the Maricopa County Justice Courts. Qualified…I am. Experience & leadership…I have. Being an Arizona native, having been a PC for the last 10 years and a volunteer in many organizations, I have done plenty of sweating and rolling up my sleeves for candidates, the community, and for my LD. But there is still lots of work to be done, and with your support and vote, I will bring my experience, work ethic, and leadership to help LD24 PCs be the best they can be and to get that work done. Help me serve you, our Legislative District and the community. I ask for your vote for LD24 Chairman.

Thousands Buy Permits In Arizona To Cut Down Christmas Trees The tradition of families heading to the woods to cut down Christmas trees remains alive and well in Arizona as 40 percent of the permits for harvesting the holiday fixtures have been sold already at six national forests in the state. Read full article »

Congressman Paul Gosar says "For those groups interested in participating in the Presidential Inaugural Parade, please visit to complete an application. The application deadline is Monday, December 5.

LD13 PC John Powelson: I personally will never trust Mitt Romney with any authority of public office at any level in any government. To me he has more than proven that he is inept as a candidate, disloyal as a member of the Republican Party, his opposition to Donald Trump was more adamant and vociferous than he ever was against Obama. His complete failure, while a candidate for President, in the field of foreign diplomacy,  mitt-romney-gaffes-uk-visit , should put an end to any thought of him being Sec. of State or anything more critical than as a policy advisor on the thinking that went into Romney’s forerunner to Obama care and how to disgorge this monster of our pocket books. Romney is a Gold Card holder as a member of the “Establishment Elite”. Romney represents the Republican Party’s Establishment flirtation with failed leftist policy’s, like his “Romney Care” forerunner of Obama Care. Should he be appointed to Sec. of State he will undoubtedly fail and have to resign wasting more time in achieving Trumps goals in the field of Trade with foreign countries, or worse making Trump and the USA look all the weaker for Romney’s failures in the office. Romney will also likely come out of office bad mouthing Trump, as several of Reagan’s Democrat appointments did when they failed US, and the liberal media will seize on this as gospel making reelection and all of President Trump's goals harder to achieve than they should be, let’s not forget we still have many RINO and Establishment congressmen in office to contend with and this isn’t a slam dunk to get done what needs doing.  

ASU College Republicans last meeting of the semester is scheduled Thurs., Dec 1 with Thomas Grier, adjunct professor and lawyer and Chad Heywood, Criterion public a affairs and former AZGOP Executor Director to address about how to emerge as successful political leaders at BAC324, ASU Tempe Camps. See Check out the Facebook event for more info!

As Stories Continue To Surface nationwide regarding the harassing/threatening phone calls, e-mails and letter that the Electoral College voters are receiving, Carol Joyce, one of the Arizona electors reports: “Friday, I received 28 letters from around the country in my  home delivery mail box.  Saturday 31 letters, today not to bad only 17, I am not opening any of them up…just rubber banded them and will take them to state GOP HQ .  You never know what could be inside of them with some of these bad characters out there….Today, as of 5:45 pm and since 5:22 am this morning, I have received of 3,302 emails!  On Monday - 2,719, Sunday - 2,247, last Saturday - 3,711,  It’s very time consuming because, it’s not easy to delete when they are mixed in with my regular email! Oh well, in time this shall pass!   It’s worth the grief because we now have the White House back with a President and VP who will make some good things happen for our Country!”

Kudos to AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham on reportedly meeting with the Arizona Electoral College appointees to make sure they weren’t being influenced by all the nuisance communications they have been receiving from Clinton’s minions who are attempting to change the current electoral college votes for President-election Donald Trump.

Arizona Republican Presidential Electors:

Bruce Ash of Tucson

Walter Begay Jr. of Kayenta

Sharon Giese of Mesa

Robert Graham of Phoenix (GOP Chair)

Alberto Gutier of Phoenix

Jerry Hayden of Scottsdale

Carole Joyce of Phoenix

Jane Pierpoint Lynch of Phoenix

J. Foster Morgan of Glendale

James O’Connor of Scottsdale

’60 Minutes’ Goes To Sweden To Cover Plight Of Refugees, Gets Assaulted On Camera A bleeding-heart CBS 60 Minutes news team went to Sweden, to cover the plight of Muslim refugees there — what the female reporter calls “communities of disaffected migrants who can’t find jobs and have few prospects.”Read more of this post

Attorney Larry Klayman: The Clintons MUST be prosecuted! On the morning Donald Trump won the presidency, no one was happier than I. It seemed as if a black cloud had been lifted overhead. I had felt that the nation was overly inhabited not just by illegal aliens for the last eight years, but in fact had been seized by nearly every imaginable evil element from “outer space” – inter-stellar Muslims and black-Muslims, to anarchists, to atheists, to radical anti-male feminists and radical gay, lesbian and trangender activists, and last but not least to socialists and communists. While this may seem like an exaggeration, I felt that way nevertheless. Making matters worse was the arrogant anti-white, anti-Semitic and anti-Christian strut and attitude of our current president, one Barack Hussein Obama, a man so filled with not too disguised disdain, stoked by his even more hateful wife, Michelle, that I frankly did not feel welcome in the reshaped country he pursued relentlessly. On my numerous trips to Washington, D.C., it seemed as if the city had been hijacked and occupied by every subversive Barack and Michelle Obama could find to further their anti-American agenda. Continue Reading.....

The City Of Scottsdale and its nonprofit partner, Desert Discovery Center Scottsdale, Inc., invite you to a public workshop regarding the proposed concept for the Desert Discovery Center between 3-7 pm., Wed., Nov 30.  Registration is required. Those who register should be prepared to participate in the planning process for the proposed Desert Discovery Center at the Gateway to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve (located at the Preserve perimeter -- Thompson Peak/Bell Road). The Scottsdale City Council has directed further study of the DDC concept at this location.

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas will launch 2017 AZ Kids Can't Wait! At 2 pm., Tues., Nov 29 on the Arizona State Senate Lawn, 1700 W. Washington St. in Phoenix. Douglas will present the 2017 version of her AZ Kids Can’t Wait! plan, which has been updated to include several new proposals, accomplishments from last year’s plan and progress updates on several ongoing initiatives. New proposals include additional funding for teacher salaries, increased support for rural schools and much more. Last year’s plan is available at, and the 2017 plan will be posted there after the launch event.

Firearms Coalition Director Jeff Knox: Advocates of loosening regs 'shouldn't start counting their chickens just yet' -- Just days before the presidential election, Donald Trump’s campaign announced the formation of a Second Amendment coalition. The announcement said the coalition would be chaired by Trump’s son Donald Jr., along with NRA-ILA’s Chris Cox and 62 other “co-chairs” who will supposedly advise the president throughout his term in office. The list of co-chairs includes several current members of Congress, a former governor of Virginia, several members of the industry – including renegade motorcycle builder turned reality TV star turned gun maker, Jesse James – along with several NRA directors and supporters, and a whole bunch of people I’ve never heard of. Just how much attention the Trump administration will pay to any advice from the coalition is yet to be determined – like everything else about the new president’s administration – but at least some of the people listed as co-chairs of the coalition seem serious about having their ideas heard and their agendas implemented. Others on the list disavowed any knowledge of the coalition or their being included in it. So far there has been no indication that the members of the coalition have any plans to meet or communicate in any formal way with each other or the administration. That’s not very promising. Also on the “not promising” side is the lack of inclusion of leaders of other gun rights organizations or state-level grass-roots groups. Read full article at trumps-2nd-amendment-coalition

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Dan Schultz' Series On What It Means To Be A PC. Schultz produced this five point series a few years ago with teleprompter and a professional film production company and are posted on the Yavapai Committee’s Resources page.

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Slideshow: AZ County-By-County Breakdown Of General Election Results …The results are in from the General Election but not every county in Arizona voted the same way. There are 15 counties in Arizona and each has a diverse group that didn't vote exactly like the state did overall.

Call The White House 202-456-1111 Comments. Switchboard: 202-456-1414. Contact Senate or Representatives 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:

Senator John McCain (R- AZ)         202-224-2235 202-228-2862

Senator Jeff Flake (R- AZ)             202-224-4521 202-228-0515

Rep Ann Kirkpatrick (D1)               202-225-3361 202-225-3462

Rep Martha McSally  (R2)               202-225-2542 520-881-3588

Rep Raul M. Grijalva (D3)              202-225-2435 202-225-1541

Rep Paul A. Gosar (R4)                 202-225-2315 202-226-9739

Rep Matt Salmon (R5)                   202-225-2635 202-226-4386

Rep David Schweikert (R6)             202-225-2190 202-225-0096

Rep Reuben Gallego (D7)               202-225-4065 202-225-1655

Rep Trent Franks (R8)                  202-225-4576 202-225-6328

Rep Kyrsten Sinema (D9)              202-225-9888 202-225-9731




Nov 28

The Wickenburg Republican Club will not meet Nov 28 due to the Thanksgiving holidays.

NOV 29

LD17 will meet at 7 pm., Tues., Nov 29 at the at Tri-City Baptist Church Seminary Bldg., where new board members will be elected. contact LD17 Chairman Dr. Shadow Asgari at

Dec 1

Central Republican Women Of Phoenix will hold its Christmas Meeting on Thurs, Dec 1, at 6:15 pm at the Hilton Phoenix Suites, 10 E Thomas, Phoenix. (Social begins at 5:30 p.m.)  The X-tension Cords, a ladies quartet, will provide the entertainment Ginger Clayton, Founder & President of Diaper Bank of Central Arizona, will talk about the local charity. Bring a diaper donation for the Diaper Bank of Central Arizona.  Reservations are required.  All seats are $30 and include dinner and program.   RSVP by  Nov. 27 to Jan Webb at or 602-318-1010.  Cancellations must be made by Nov. 27 to avoid being charged.

The Mesa Republican Women Annual Christmas Party And Membership Drive is scheduled at 11:30 am., Thur., Dec 1 with radio talk show host Mike Broomhead as the master of ceremonies for the entertainment, games and lots of door prizes. RSVP deadline by Sun, Nov 27 to President Sherry Pierce at or call (480) 615-0524. Address is 1900 E. University Drive, Suite 11, Mesa 85213. (North west corner of University Drive and Gilbert Road, Riviera Plaza). Lunch is $5 with a paid membership or renewal. Memberships are Jan-Dec; $25 Member and $15 Assoc. Member-for men or for women that are full members of another AzFRW club. Normal lunch price is $10/members, $12 visitors & guests. Hope to see you there!

LD25 - The Republican Party of Mesa Organizational Meeting date has moved Thurs. Dec 1 in order to comply with state law. The meeting location will be the Pathfinder Academy 2906 N. Boulder Canyon Mesa, AZ 85207. Credentialing will begin at 6 PM and the meeting will begin at 7 PM. Updates can be found on Ian Murray Chairman - The Republican Party of Mesa (LD-25) (602)524-7786.

Concerned Citizens For America Celebrates “You, The Political Activist” And “President-Elect Donald Trump” at 6:30 pm, Thurs., Dec 1 at the Canyon Trails Cowboy Church, 3132 White Bear Road, Sedona, AZ 86336. Desserts provided. They will host an open microphone to film one minute congratulations, prayers & encouragement to President-elect Donald J. Trump. A copy of the congratulatory disc will be sent to AZ Treasurer/Trump Campaign COO Jeff DeWit, for hand delivery to Mr. Trump.


The Arizona Federation of College Republicans First Annual Holiday Banquet/Fundraiser is scheduled Sat., Dec 3 at the Scottsdale Camelback Resort. Sponsor a table for $150. Funds will help send College Republicans to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington D.C. in March of 2017. RSVP: by Nov 26 or send a check to Arizona College GOP, 7250 E Grandview Dr. Prescott Valley, Arizona 86314 or donate online via credit card at , select "Tickets," and choose College Republican Supporter. Thank you for your generous support as we work hard to #KeepAZRed! Contact: Joey CilanoChairman, Arizona Federation of College Republicans, 928.420.4751.

The Sun City West Republican Club will meet at 8:30 am., Sat., Dec 3 in the Quail Room of the SCW Foundation, 14465 R.H. Johnson Blvd. Coffee and donuts at 8 am, with the business meeting starting at 8:30 AM. A $2 donation is requested which helps towards the room rental.The speaker will be Tom Jenney, director for the "Americans for Prosperity Organization". Club officers for 2017 will also be sworn in. Contact: Jean Goncalves, Publicity Chairlady 623-214-8010.


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US Senate candidate Dr Kelli Ward: As my family gathered together Thursday for a wonderful Thanksgiving, I found myself thinking about how truly blessed we are to live in a nation such as ours and enjoy the freedoms that we do.  I found myself thinking about the tremendous sacrifices made by millions of American heroes to ensure those freedoms.  And I found myself grateful for you.  Grateful for patriots, like you, who are willing to stand up for the everyday Americans who feel left behind by a Washington establishment that is resoundingly out of touch with the struggles we face. Most of all, I found myself grateful for the divinely inspired founding documents that intentionally gave the power to the people—gave the power to you.  Our founding documents give YOU the power to defend yourself, your family and your neighbors against an out of control federal government. gift of freedom


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· Question: Should Trump Appoint Sheriff Clarke To Kick The Sh*T Out Of Violent Thugs?

· Issa: Trump Will Let AG, FBI Decide Future Of Hillary Investigations

· Amid-Calls-For-Recount-Election-Experts-Ask-Why-Not-Audit-The-Vote?

· Thanksgiving-Travel-Expected-To-Be-Heaviest-Since-2007

· PNN-Radio-Interviews-Cold-Case-Posse-Lead-Investigator-Mike-Zullo

· 'Bad Neighbor': Phoenix Struggles To Manage Its Vacant City-Owned Lots

· Americans Have Rejected Socialism At Least Twice, Once On Nov 8th And Once In 1623!

· Election Not Over? Money Is Being Raised To Challenge The Election Results In Wisconsin, Michigan And Pennsylvania

· Obamas-Last-Licks; We-Ought-Not-Be-Surprised-At-Anything

· Border Patrol Forced To Open New Facility As Illegal Immigrant Surge Continues – At Least 1500 Each Day!

· Hungarian Prime Minister To Muslim Illegals: Get Out Of Hungary And Don’t Come Back!

· Racy TV Star Again Reneges On Threat To Move To Canada

· MLK Jr.’S Niece Blasts Liberals For Calling Trump’s Cabinet Picks “Racist”!

· Fox News Host Rips Hamilton Cast For Confronting Mike Pence, Calls For Boycott Of Broadway!

· Half Of The Population Of The World Is Dirt Poor – And The Global Elite Want To Keep It That Way

· Trump Names KT McFarland Deputy National Security Adviser

· Couple Who Planted Bomb Outside Elementary School Wanted To ‘Kill Cops,’ ‘Start A Race War’

· Israel Falls Victim To Wild Jihadi Arson

· Focus-On Trump; Obama-Admin-Does This To Border-Security

· Trump Is Gathering Generals Who Know How To Kick Some Ass

· Michigan-For-Trump-10,704-Vote-Win-Over Hillary/

· Study: Top Purchase With Food Stamps Is Soda



· Obama’s DOJ Continues Implementing Absurdities Putting The (Non-Citizen) Chickens In Charge Of Guarding The (American) Henhouse

· Tucker Carlson Eviscerates Overindulged, Liberal College Student

· Thanksgiving Wishes 2016

· Sheriff David Clarke Perfectly Describes Obama’s Actions  Obama Opens Prison Doors, Allows More Refugees, Considers Additional Amnesty For Illegals

· Trump Should Appoint Kris Kobach As Secretary Of Homeland Security

· Failed Prez Candidate Mccain Threatens Trump, Arizonans Better Brush Up On Our Spelling

· Weekend Reading Guaranteed To Make You Smarter

· President-Elect Trump Making Top Notch Cabinet Slections  Top Quality Picks Will Bolster New Administration


· Danger! Obama Could Put Merrick Garland On Supreme Court In December

· Donald Trump’s Media Summit Was A [...] Firing Squad’

· Arizona Presidential Electors Report Flood Of Pleas To Reject Donald Trump


· Arizona-Thankful-For-Public-Servants-On Both Sides Of The Aisle

· President-Elect-Donald-J-Trump-Selects Kathleen Troia 'KT' McFarland To Serve As Deputy National Security Advisor


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· Obama Leaves Behind A 'Decimated' Democratic Party


· Obama’s Legacy: A Story Of Cudda’ Been


· Build The Wall: It Will Save Americans Trillions Of Dollars


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· Arizona_Republican_Party_Bylaws


· Why-One-Trump-Supporter-Travelled-All-The-Way-From-Ireland-To-Cast-Her-Vote

· Trump’s Thanksgiving Message Was On Point: “It’s Time To Heal Our Divisions”!

· Trump Is Gathering Generals Who Know How To Kick Some Ass

· With Nikki Haley Pick, Trump Sends Different Message

· Trump Sets New Record For Votes Received By A Gop Presidential Candidate

· Protecting-Donald-Trump Costs

· Michigan-Called-For Trump-10704-Vote-Win Over Hillary

· Trump Campaign Selling 24-Karat Gold 'Maga' Christmas Ornament


· Politico-Editor-Resigns-After-Publishing-Alt-Right-Leaders-Home-Addresses

· NY Times Flooded With Complaints Over Biased Election Coverage


· Clinton Foundation Losing Millions In Donations


· Geraldo: 'Dysfunctional' Democratic Party Should Lay Low, Lick Their Wounds

· Progressive Elites Need to Stop Normalizing Illiberal Behavior

· Bernie’s Former Spokeswoman: ‘We Don’t Need White People Leading the Democratic Party’ [VIDEO]

· Dem Rep Ryan: ‘The House Is Burning Down’ In Democratic Party, ‘We’re Going To Cease Being A National Party’


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· Black Lives Matter Planning Black Friday Protests

· Black Friday Chaos Erupts At California Mall (Video)

· Chicago Protesters Target Black Friday for the 2nd Year in a Row


· Central Americas And Mexico Panicking That Trump Will Close Border

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· Borderland Beat

· AZ Border Defenders Updated Daily

· Need2no Border News Watch


· Retired Female NJ Police Officer Shoots Two Armed Robbers During Attempted Carjacking

· Number Of Armed Women In The United States Continues To Soar


· Federal Judge Blocks Obama Rule Extending Overtime


· 'You're All Hypocrites!': Judge Jeanine Tears Into 'Hamilton' Cast


· FBI Issues New Turkey Day Terror Warning


· Veterans "Deploy" To Dakota Access Pipeline To Support Standing Rock Sioux

· Scott Brown Confirms Trump Is Considering Him For VA Secretary

· More Than 500 Veterans Receive Shopping Carts Full Of Food For Thanksgiving


· New-Bill-Texas-Would-Make-Attacks-Police-Officers-Hate-Crime

· Another Police Officer Ambushed, And Still Obama Is Silent


· Sanctuary-City-Philly-Released-Dominican-Accused-Child-Rape


· Veterans "Deploy" To Dakota Access Pipeline To Support Standing Rock Sioux


· Study: Top Purchase With Food Stamps Is Soda


· Massachusetts College Pulls American Flag From Campus


· Focus-On Trump; Obama-Administration-Does This To Border-Security


· Russia Tells U.S. To "Get Out Of The Way"