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Saturday, December 31, 2016

12-31-16 Briefs

Republican Briefs

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

AZGOP Chairman Candidates Jim O’Connor And Frank Thorwald will appear before the Paradise Republican Women Sat., Jan 7 at Gainey Golf Club, 7600 E Gainey Club Drive in Scottsdale. 9 am – social, 10 am - mtg, 11 am – brunch. Tickets: $28 per Person. reservations here

      O’Connor: "Are you sick of watching our party suffer declining participation? We now have only half the PCs we should. Many are ghost-PCs, names on proxies, wielded at our meetings by party power brokers. Instead of energizing, our meetings are demoralizing. We committeemen know we have little real power left. Some of our representatives even push National Popular Vote, Common Core, and other leftist agendas because it's more beneficial to them than representing the views of their own party's members. As State Committeemen we aren't powerless yet! On January 28th we can vote! Don't sign a proxy! Come to our Statutory Meeting in person. Move the power from the backroom to your living room. Use your voice to elect Jim O'Connor as party chairman."

      Thorwald: "I want to work with Republicans throughout AZ, seek their valuable insights and work closely with them so together we can elect Republicans to office; expand our base and have an environment where we can raise the money needed to make this happen! Fund raising is a major part of this office and he has considerable experience in this area and with his unique skills and expertise in management; fundraising; uniting people; public outreach; organization; coordination and public relations."

Tom Morrissey, Immediate Past Chairman AZ GOP: Kris and I want to wish you all a happy and spirit-filled new year.   I want to thank all of my brother and sister veterans for your help in the effort to elect America's champion Donald J Trump to the highest office in the land. It was an honor to meet so many of you who share the same commitment to our country that you demonstrated as part of your military service.   President Elect Donald Trump is the voice we, in the grassroots, have been waiting to hear and in the coming years, I believe, will bring this great nation back to it's proper place of leadership in the world.

The Central Republican Women Of Phoenix  will meet with Maricopa County Treasurer elect Royce Flora on Jan 5 to discuss property taxes and county financial issues at the Hilton Phoenix Suites, 10 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix. The Social begins at 5:30, and dinner/meeting at 6:15 p.m. Reservations required. $30 each includes dinner and program. RSVP  to Jan Webb by Jan 1 at reservations@crwop.org or contact: Kathy Hedges kathy.hedges@azgop.org

Activist Boe James: If you have the information available, could you please publish a list of known candidates for both MCRC and AZGOP offices to be elected at the Jan14 and Jan 28 Statutory meetings. If you have the information available, could you also please publish information on how to learn more about them, such as their candidate websites if they have one or other information such as links to bio's used when they ran in their districts, etc. Many of us PCs do not know who is running and know nothing about them or how to research them. Thanks for all the work you do and information you provide all of us.

MCRC candidates announced so far for the January 14 Mandatory meeting election of officers, according to MCRC Nominating Committee Chairman Raymond Jones:

   · Chairman:  Chris Herring ChrisHerringAZ and Tristan Manos

   · 1st Vice Chairman:  Aaron Flannery

   · 2nd Vice Chairman:  Yvonne Cahill

   · Secretary:  Sharon Altenhoff and Cindy Casaus

   · Treasurer:  Wesley W. Harris

Arizona GOP Candidates announced for the January 28 Statutory Meeting election of officers (two year terms). Candidates are:

   Chairman – Jim O’Connor, Jim O'Connor; Frank Thorwald Frank-Thorwald- and Jonathan Lines Jonathan-Lines

   Secretary – Gabby Mercer Gabriela_Saucedo_Mercer

   Treasurer – Bob Lettieri and Wes Harris

Editor’s Note: Candidates please forward the contact information you wish listed to frostytaylor@cox.net so it can be added to the candidate post. - ft

LD23 Rep Jay Lawrence: I am introducing a number of bills. Here are two of them. It will be a felony to harm any of  the Salt River Wild Horses. It is presently a misdemeanor. Another bill will make it illegal to issue ID cards to those in this country illegally. As soon as those bills have numbers I'll let you know.

Russian President Vladimir Putin Says That Moscow Will Not Expel American Diplomats In Response To US Sanctions Against Russia, According To Russian State Media. The Russian Foreign Ministry had earlier recommended the Kremlin send home 35 US diplomats in response to a similar move by Washington on Thursday. But Putin said he would wait until the inauguration of US President-elect Donald Trump, according to state-run news agency Sputnik.

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a State Grand Jury indicted Derrick Thompson AKA Abu Talib Al-Amriki on charges related to supporting a foreign terrorist organization. Thompson, 30, is charged with Participating in a Criminal Syndicate, Assisting a Criminal Syndicate, and Attempted Misconduct Involving Weapons. From January 2015 to December 2016, Thompson allegedly solicited, incited, or induced others to promote or further the criminal objectives of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Thompson is also alleged to have knowingly attempted to possess a deadly weapon while being a prohibited possessor.The indictment is the result of an investigation by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force Phoenix Field Office. All defendants are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. Assistant Arizona Attorneys General Blaine Gadow and Scott Blake are prosecuting this case. Copy of the indictment, CLICK HERE.

The Arizona Project will meet on Mon., Jan 9, since Jan 2 is a legal holiday, according to Chairman Ron Ludders. Gov Doug Ducey's State of the State will be the topic of discussion. They will also vote on “who is the Worst Ever President of the United States "POTUS" and why.” AP meets at 3375 E Shea Blvd #2 in Phoenix. Contact Ludders at 602.677.1496

Arizona Town Crier Jim Ehl: According to an article in suing-taxpayer-enriches-extremists “We have taken back control of the White House and now we need to take back control of the Republican Party. Senators like McCain and Graham have stayed too long and NEVER work for the people. They are both as far from being statesmen as you can get. They are crooked and need to go.” You know, one could write a large book using quotes from the web with negative articles about McCain.  He was also censured by the AZ GOP state committeemen.  Yet after all the years in congress with negative publicity, he ran again for the senate and won!  What does say about the Republican Party leadership in Arizona and Republican voters???  We have McCain to represent the state for six more years!! Here’s a comment from an Arizona Town Crier reader, “As long as the AZGOP chair job is a volunteer, albeit elected, position, the GOP will keep getting people like Graham.  What bright, hard working, dedicated person would give up their paying job to be the AZGOP chair?  No, we get these mutts who don't need income, but are in love with power and prestige, and look what happens.”  We see some of that in county chairs. Stands to reason, doesn’t it??  Until the AZ GOP can find a person that can afford to be the chair and is more interested in representing WE THE  PEOPLE than power and perks, we have seen that nothing much has changed over the years.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

DEC 31

Radio Talk Show Host Alex Meluskey will be chatting with AZGOP Chairman candidate Jim O’Connor on Meluskey’s Sat, Dec 31 shows at 6 am on 1130AM KQNA, at 4 pm on 1100AM KFNX and at 9 pm on 960AM KKNT.

JAN 3

The Surprise Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6:30 pm., Tues., Jan 3 in the Grand Canyon Room of the SCW Foundation, 14465 R.H. Johnson Blvd. Forster Morgan, the youngest elector in the US to vote for Donald J Trump, will speak about his experience as an elector and how to encourage young people to become involved in the political system. Morgan is the son of immediate past LD22 Chairman Eric Morgan and his wife Heather. Contact: Contact: John Madeira jmadeira@surpriseteapartypatriots.com

Jan 4

The Coconino County Republican Committee will meet at noon, Jan 4 with Conservative friends for a discussion on “unintended consequences” of Prop 414, Flagstaff’s $15 minimum wage. Contact: Chairman Jeff Oravits

Grassroots Patriots Will Be Meeting At The IHOP Restaurant, 6601 W Peoria Ave in Glendale instead of the Denny’s restaurant starting Jan 4, 2017. Order food at 6 pm., mtg at 6:30 pm. Grassroots Tea Party Activists grtp@grassrootsteapartyactivists.com Scheduled speakers:

  • Jan 4 – AZGOP Chairman candidate Jim O’Connor – outgoing LD23 Chairman.
  • Jan 11 - Southwestern Regional Coordinator Heritage for America Nathan Duel.
  • Jan 18 - Activist Nohl Rosen speaking on helping Police officers.
  • Jan 25 – LD13 Rep Darin Mitchell addressing new plans for Arizona.

Jan 5

The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., Jan 5 with a “New Beginnings” meeting.

The Central Republican Women Of Phoenix  will meet with Maricopa County Treasurer elect Royce Flora on Jan 5 to discuss property taxes and county financial issues at the Hilton Phoenix Suites, 10 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix. The Social begins at 5:30, and dinner/meeting at 6:15 p.m. Reservations required. $30 each includes dinner and program. RSVP by Jan 1  to Jan Webb at reservations@crwop.org or contact: Kathy Hedges kathy.hedges@azgop.org   

Mesa Republican Women meet between 11:30 am-1 pm, Jan 5 – (the first Thursday of each month, except August). January speakers are Senate President Steve Yarborough and Speaker of the House J.D. Mesnard. Lunch is $10/members, $12 visitors & guests. Memberships are Jan-Dec: $25 Member and $15 Associate Member. Associate memberships are for men or women who are full members of another AzFRW club. Visitors/guests are allowed two meetings before being asked to pay membership fees. They have a 50/50 pot each month and lots of door prizes. We also sell patriot jewelry and other items to help cover club costs. RSVP deadline is Sun, Jan 1 to President Sherry Pierce at mesarepublicanwomen@cox.net or call (480) 615-0524) or 1900 E. University Drive, Suite 11, Mesa 85213. (Northwest corner of University Drive and Gilbert Road; Riviera Plaza).

Jan 6

A Trump Victory Celebration, hosted by Daisy Mountain Patriots, starts at 5 pm., Jan 6 at the Roadrunner Restaurant, 47801 North Black Canyon Highway New River, AZ 85087. There will be a AR-15 Raffle, Trump Gear and Gift Raffle, a "Special" Trump Sandwich, a band for entertainment & more, according to Patriots chairman Vera Anderson. Contact Anderson at (602) 821-4675 or veraanderson41@gmail.com

JAN 7

The Sun City West Republican Club will meet at 8:30 am., Sat., Jan 7 in the Quail Room of the SCW Foundation, 14465 R.H. Johnson Blvd. Coffee and donuts at 8am. $2 donation requested to help with room rental. LD23 past Chairman Jim O’Connor, a AZGOP chairman candidate will address building legislative district Republican organizations. O'Connor is the 2nd Vice-President of AZ Republican Assembly and has been contributing to Republican successes since 2006. Contact: www.scwrepublicans.com" or Jean Goncalves, Publicity Chairlady 623-214-8010.

The Yavapai County Republican Committee’s Statutory Organizational Meeting to elect officers is scheduled Sat., Jan 7, 2017. Announced candidates are:

Chairman - Brenda Dickinson, Chairman for the Yavapai County Trump Campaign and incumbent Mark Sensmeier.

1st Vice Chair: Myrna Lieberman, Phil Goode and Rudy Kantu

2nd Vice Chair: Craig Kiggens

Secretary - incumbent Rose Sperry

Treasurer – incumbent Roger Reinsch

Assistant Secretary: Karen Benson and Sandra Laney

Assistant Treasurer: Dwight Jaeger and Alex Harris.

CONGRESSIONAL STATEMENTS

300 word limit policy. If statements exceed the limit, it will be edited

Congressman Paul A. Gosar statement after the president signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2017 which included a Gosar-McCain sponsored bill H.R. 4601, legislation that will resolve a non-controversial legal hurdle allowing for the pursuit of new economic development projects within the City of Flagstaff: “Arizonans can celebrate an early, bipartisan Christmas gift this year in the form of new jobs and economic growth in Flagstaff at no cost to taxpayers. I’m proud to have worked closely with Senator McCain, BNSF Railroad and the City of Flagstaff to pass this important legislation into public law. This commonsense bill will ensure that private land is utilized for commercial development and will not revert back to the federal government as a result of an outdated provision from the 1860’s. As one of the fastest growing regions in the country, it is critical that federal law supports economic growth and not impede job creators from building a stronger Arizona.”

NEWS LINKS

· Arpaio Speaks Out Before Stepping Down

· When A Snowstorm Hits, Safest Choice Is Waiting It Out Motorists Heading To Arizona’s High Country Should Leave Prepared

· Rep-Franks: If-Russia-Hacked It Was A -Public-Service

· Get Ready For Two Winter Storms This Weekend

· Don't Fear The Reaper: Welcome 2017 With Sober Driving Consider Walken Rather Than Driving Under The Influence

· Giuliani: Obama's Russia Sanctions 'Too Little, Too Late' And 'Almost Silly'

· NATO Investigator Who Exposed Obama’s Connections To Isis Just Found Dead!

· Despicable Al Sharpton Gets Called Out On Live TV For Telling Black People To Murder Cops

· Arizona-Legislators-Facebook-Post-Celebrity-Deaths Sparks Controversy

· Donald-Trump-Dominates John-McCain, Jeff-Flake-In 2016

· How-Do-You-Solve-Problem-Like-Maria? Incoming-Legislator-Also On -Town-Council

· Black Lives Matter Activist Who Falsely Cried “Racism” Just Got Taste Of Actual Justice!

· Police Investigating After Chandler Menorah Turned Into Swastika

· Kellyanne Conway: Obama’s Russian Sanctions Were Intended To ‘Box In’ Trump

· Americans Should Support Leaving The United Nations

· Poll: Are Veterans ‘Fools’ For Supporting Trump As Obama Claims?

· Poll: Will There Ever Be Another President As Bad As Obama?

· Arpaio Concludes 23rd And Final Holiday Posse Mall Patrol

· Kavanagh Bill Would Make It Tougher For Public To Learn The Truth

· Nearing Exit, Obama Seeks To Tie Trump's Hands

· The Top 30 Fake Hate Crimes Busted Since Election Day

· Al-Sharpton-Got-Overdue Bad-News

· Obama Dumps 3,853 Regs, 18 Per Every Law Equating A Record 97k Pages Of Red Tape

 

SEEING RED AZ

· Rev. Franklin Graham sparks controversy for saying “God showed up” Graham One Of Six Offering Readings And Words Of Prayer At Trump’s Swearing-In Ceremony

· Kerry, Still Lying, Carries Obama’s Water In Parting Shot To Israel

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· California Democrats Legalize Child Prostitution

· "Ugly Efforts To Crush Grassroots"

· Presidential Inaugural Committee Unveils Inaugural Schedule of Events

· Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Joe Arpaio

· Democrat Money Helping McCain Purge Precinct Committeemen

· AZGOP Chairman Graham Calls On LD23 PCs To Revolt!

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

· Larry-Sinclair-Blows-Whistle-Obama-Is Gay 2016

· California-Democrats-Legalize-Child Prostitution

· Trump: Stay-Strong-Israel-Inauguration Is Near

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER

MYCHAL-MASSIE

· God, Guns, And A Cigar [A NEW Video]

FROSTY WOOLDRIDGE

· Thankfully, Obama To Exit The White House

ALLEN-WEST

· What Obama Is Doing Now May Be His MOST Heinous And Nefarious Act Yet

· Obama-Is-Burning-All-The-Bridges

REPUBLICAN PARTY OF MARICOPA COUNTY MaricopaCountyGOP.com

AZGOP azgop.org/blog/

PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD TRUMP

· Plans To Evac Trump Out Of Manhattan? Clue To Keep Prepping!

· Economist Peter Morici: 'Trump's A Heck Of A Lot Smarter Than Barack Obama'

· Trumps-Press-Secretary-Gives-Sobering-Message-To-Media; Business As-Usual-Is-Over

· Bristol-Palin-Scorches-A-List-Celebrities-For-Double-Standard-In-Refusing-To-Perform-At-Trump-Inauguration

· Trump-Gets-Green-Light-To-Go-After-Hillary’s-Emails

· Trump Inaugural Parade Includes Over 8,000 People

· Trump Faces GOP Opposition On Border Wall, Deportations

· Bristol Palin: Just Dropkicked Elton John & Celine Dion For Snubbing Trump’s Inauguration

BILL AND HILLARY

· Lock Her Up

· Shocker! Hillary Clinton to be jailed!?

DEMS/LIBERALS

· Sam Stein: Obama Has Overseen 'Destruction' Of Democratic Party

· 8 Democrats Most Likely To Challenge Trump In 2020

REFUGEES

· Report: 98.8% Of Syrian Refugees Admitted To US In 2016 Are Muslim

ILLEGALS/IMMIGRATION/BORDERS/AMNESTY

· Illegal Alien Removed From The U.S. 19 Times, Rapes Girl On Bus

· Man Charged In Boys Death In U.S. Illegally

· Remember 1986

· Borderland Beat

· AZ Border Defenders Updated Daily

· Need2no Border News Watch

FBI/CIA

· FBI To Bring Down Clinton Foundation Before New Year (Arrests Coming)

MILITARY/VETERANS/DEFENSE

· After Obama Says War Veterans Are ‘Fools’, They Respond And Completely Destroy Him!

· Trump-Floats-Va-Privatization-Despite-Opposition-Of-Veterans-Groups

· Army Apache Helicopter Explodes In Mid-Air, Crashes On Texas Gulf Coast, 2 National Guardsmen Dead

CONGRESS

· Michelle-Bad-News-On-Way-Out-Door

· House-Speaker-Ryan-Obamas-Sanctions-Against-Russia-Overdue

· Congress-Move-To-Defund-Un

WAR ON LAW ENFORCEMENT

· DOG OWNERS: Cops CAN Shoot Your Dog If It BARKS Or LUNGES At Them

· Stats Show 135 Police Officers Killed In 2016, 64 Of Whom Were Shot

· Unhappy Holidays: Houston Cops Force Homeless People To Throw Away Food, Blankets To Clean Up City For Super Bowl

WAR ON WOMEN/CHILDREN

· Monster Rapes & Kills 14yr. Old Girl With Sledgehammer – Should He Be Executed?

· Illegal Alien Removed From The U.S. 19 Times, Rapes Girl On Bus

PROTESTORS/RIOTS

· Patriot Speaks Out On Bundy Ranch And Oregon Judges: “It Is Time To Stand, Judges Have Totally Gone Rogue!”

EDUCATION

· Texas Parents Told They Will Be Charged & Arrested if They Walk Their Children to School

· CNN Calls Michigan Middle School ‘Build the Wall’ Chant ‘Racism’

STATE DEPARTMENT

· John Kerry Berates Israel While Ignoring Primary Peace Barrier

WHITE HOUSE

· Obama Retaliates Against Russia For Hacking And Meddling With U.S. Election

· Michelle Obama’s Latest Announcement Is Making Conservatives Nervous

· Obama Heads To The Hill To Talk About Protecting Obamacare

INTERNATIONAL

· Germany: 18yo Albanian ‘Refugee’ Shot & Killed During Armed Break-In, Family Files Suit

· Putin Says He Won't Expel U.S. Diplomats In Retaliation For Sanctions

· Israel Defies Obama And The United Nations

· Russia Will Not Expel Anyone In Response To U.S. Sanctions, Putin Says

· Putin Nixes Plan To Expel US Diplomats Over Obama Sanctions

· Putin Stunner: "We Will Not Expel Anyone; We Refuse To Sink To 'Kitchen' Diplomacy"

· Would Obama Have Sanctioned Russia If Hacking Helped Hillary Win?

· Russians Mock “Angry And Shallow-Brained” Obama Over Sanctions And Unproven Hacking Claims

· Putin & His Boys Call Obama An ‘Angry SHALLOW Brained Loser’ – Do YOU Agree?

· Obama Expels Russian Diplomats Over Phony Election Allegations

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Friday, December 30, 2016

12-30-16 Briefs

Republican Briefs

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

MCRC Chairman Tyler Bowyer: Many have seen in recent weeks a few endorsements from Public Office Holders of Candidates for those who wish to serve in County and State Party positions. I want to make a statement and say this is absolutely wrong. One of the primary reasons that the Republican Party exists is to hold Elected Officials accountable. Having our Party Officeholders beholden to Elected Officials through endorsements and donations is precisely what's wrong with the GOP today. It should raise many red flags of Party Candidates who seek these endorsements as it is akin to the adage of the "Fox in the Henhouse." This is terrible judgment both on the part of the candidate and the elected official. As PCs, we should encourage those seeking leadership positions in the GOP to stop putting themselves in positions of weakness by groveling for endorsements at the feet of political consultants and those who have been elected to serve us and our Party's interests. In this anti-establishment wave, we should have much hope and effort to end this type of insider-politics which has resulted in feeble representation across all levels of government. We need real Conservative Leaders who will stand up to the consulting class, insider swamp politicians and encourage good governance from our GOP elected representatives. I am fearful that folks do not do their own homework on Candidates because an individual elected into office endorsed them. Please do not simply rely on others -- as a PC and/or State Committeeman, take the time to individually vet candidates for Party office and ask those who have seen them in action prior to voting. Ask them the tough questions and hold them accountable. Our nation depends on it!

Rustin Pearce's Speech: Integrity In PC Elections LD25 PC elections. Pearce wants your stories about fraud, proxy abuse, ghost PCs and those being blocked. Send stories to Pearce at integrityinPCelections@gmail.com He wants specifics, including identification/names of those involved.

LD22 Indian Wells Capt Bill Gaddis: I wanted to thank you for all you do. We simply would not have any communications without you. You’re really the only one keeping us informed. Have a Great New Year full of health and happiness.

PC Giselle C Alexander has withdrawn her candidacy for the MCRC treasurer’s position.

Gila County Republican Committee’s statutory meeting resulted in the election of four incumbent officers by acclamation followed by the election of a new secretary due to a resignation. By acclamation: Chairman Gary P. Morris, Chairman, 1st Vice Chair Darlene Younker, 2nd Vice Chair Sam Moorhead, and Treasurer Glen Galster. Lorraine Long was elected Secretary.

Grassroots Patriots Will Be Meeting At The IHOP Restaurant, 6601 W Peoria Ave in Glendale instead of the Denny’s restaurant starting January 4, 2017. Order food at 6 pm., mtg at 6:30 pm. Grassroots Tea Party Activists grtp@grassrootsteapartyactivists.com Scheduled speakers:

   · Jan 4 – AZGOP Chairman candidate Jim O’Connor – outgoing LD23 Chairman.

   · Jan 11 - Southwestern Regional Coordinator Heritage for America Nathan Duel.

   · Jan 18 - Activist Nohl Rosen speaking on helping Police officers.

   · Jan 25 – LD13 Rep Darin Mitchell addressing new plans for Arizona.

A Tribute Honoring long-time Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his wife Ava is scheduled at 6 pm., Jan 13 at the Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 with Master of Ceremonies KFYI radio personality Mike Broomhead. Extended Hands Food Bank is organizing the event with profits going the Extended Hands Food Bank. Speakers line-up and entertainment arranged by the Fountain Hills Republican Club.  Tickets $50 each. http://www.HonorSheriffJoe.com Tickets.  Advance tickets only, no sales at the door Contact : The Reverend David Iverson,  480-837-0303  or info@ehfb.org.   Reservations: http://www.HonorSheriffJoe.com To sit with specific others, after making reservations, send text to Iverson at 480-200-0115.More info: tribute-dinner-for-sheriff-joe-arpaio-and-ava or arpaio-tribute-dinner

LD21 Sen Debbie Lesko: On Weds. Dec. 28th AZ Senate President-Elect Yarbrough, House Speaker-Elect Mesnard, and the Governor’s Budget Office, OSPB, joined the AZ Chamber is asking the AZ Supreme Court to place a “stay” on the enactment of Proposition 206, the minimum wage ballot measure. On Thurs Dec. 29th, the Supreme Court ruled against us and the initial phase of the minimum wage increase to $10/hr under Prop 206 will go into effect on Sunday Jan. 1st.

BUDGET IMPACT: According to JLBC (Joint Legislative Budget Committee) Prop. 206 will:

      1. Cost the State General Fund at minimum an EXTRA $11 Million for the remaining 6 months of Fiscal Year 2017, which ends June 30, 2017

      2. Will cost the State General Fund at minimum an EXTRA $22.4 Million in  Fiscal Year 2018, which is the budget we will be working on this session.

These extra costs are caused by increased payments to long term care service providers for the developmentally disabled, the elderly, and the physically disabled.  These cost estimates do NOT include any other potential increased costs to schools or for other social service providers like child care to low-income families. Lesko is Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and incoming Senate Appropriations Chairman 602-926-5413 DLesko@azleg.gov

Is-It-True-That-The-RNC-Can’t-Challenge-Voter-Fraud?

DNC-V-RNC-Consent-Decree In 1982, after caging in predominantly African-American and Latino neighborhoods, the Republican National Committee and New Jersey Republican State Committee entered into a consent decree with their Democratic party counterparts. Under that decree and its 1987 successor, the Republican party organizations agreed to allow a federal court to review proposed “ballot security” programs, including any proposed voter caging.

Trump May Be Violating RNC Consent Decree Aimed At Voter Intimidation The Supreme Court in 2013 declined the Republican National Committee's request to lift a three-decade-old court order that limits the national GOP's ability to challenge voters' eligibility at the polls.

AZGOP Vice Chair Gabby Mercer has joined AZGOP Jim O’Connor’s slate for AZGOP Secretary and Bob Lettieri is on O’Connor’s slate as the candidate for Treasurer in the Jan 28, 2017 officers race.

Activist Barbara Blewster is inviting state convention delegates to a ‘meet and greet’ for AZGOP chairman candidate Jim O’Connor at 6 pm., Fri., Dec 30 at 915 W Fairway Drive in Mesa.

Activist Vera Anderson: A Very Happy New Year to you and all that you do! Thank You.

Recorder Helen Purcell: As we begin a New Year, I want to say thank you to those of you who have supported me during my 28 years as Maricopa County Recorder. It has been my pleasure to serve and with my excellent team to provide the county with many firsts in technology, not the least of which are the Recording KIOSKS in nine of our libraries. We have conducted many of your elections for officers in your district, county and state in addition to the 100's of Primary, General and Special elections since 1989. I will not be able to attend the January County meeting as I have a family event with my sisters in Texas. I wish you much success in the coming year. Editor’s Note: We owe Purcell a debt of gratitude for her long-time service. - ft

MCRC Chairman candidate Chris Herring: I Support Israel -I was privileged to live and study history in the State of Israel during my college years. When I returned home, I met and married the daughter of Iraqi Christians who had fled the Middle East due to religious persecution, later becoming U.S. Citizens. As such, I have a deep personal connection to the conflict in the Middle East and intimately understand and appreciate the importance of the State of Israel. As certain events have unfolded over the last week, I have been increasingly appalled at the actions of the United Nations, the security council members, and President Barack Obama. Israel's leaders have consistently demonstrated a desire for peace and compromise with their neighbors despite repeated failures by the UN to defend the the deals to which all parties agreed I fully support and encourage our Congressional delegation working to cease funding for the UN until their recent actions are reversed. This nation should not support any organization that willfully endorses policies of ethnic cleansing as a condition of peace. We must all defend the right of the State of Israel to exist, to defend itself, and to expect fair treatment. I stand with Israel.

Radio Talk Show Host Alex Meluskey: A reminder for those looking for a Tax deductible donation that is 100% tax burden reducing. Governor Ducey recently signed into legislation SB 1216 which increases 2016 charitable tax credit donation limits. arizona-charitable-tax-credit-changes-new-increased-limits-2016 In addition to increasing the limits by more than double, the bill separated out areas of contributions and extended the date to contribute(April 15, 2017) for all but the Military Family Relief Fund Tax Credit. I know I prefer my tax dollars going to organizations and causes near and dear to me.  So thank you governor for 1) Increasing my control of my tax dollars, and 2) for understanding most of us don’t have our tax burden numbers ready on Dec. 31st. For those of you who also want to make a donation that will reduce your federal tax burden (not dollar per dollar, but reflects lower earnings to reduce your federal tax burden). Consider Contract with America’s Veterans and Their Families (CAV) www.cav.vet .   Please visit the site to learn more about the contract and also share with those you know support our Veterans.  Happy New Year,

The Lincoln Republican Women’s Club Dinner Meeting is scheduled at 6:20 pm., Mon., Jan 9 at the Millennium Resort Scottsdale-McCormick Ranch, 7401 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ, 85253-3548. 5:30 pm – meet & greet, 6 pm meeting; 7pm program with Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery address county updates. AZFRW President Elaine Pellegrino will install newly elected officers. $35 per plate. Reservations/checks to Patricia Kaufman, 7436 E. Tuckey Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85250. Contact Kaufman at 480-368-2777 or patiamiam@gmail.com

Ventana Lakes Republicans are hosting Brad Zinn in”The Great Comemdians” at 7 pm., Jan 28. Tickets: $12 each at the Community Management Office. BYOB/snacks. Contact Melanie at 623-566-6001 oto Melanie@vlpoa.org Deadline Jan 27. No refunds after Jan 18.

Gov Doug Ducey Is Requesting that the president respect Arizona by not designating the proposed Grand Canyon Watershed National Monument: “Western public land agreements have established a legacy of multi-use that have provided a recreational, environmental, conservation and economic balance that has served our state and nation well. “In the early 1990s Republican Senator John McCain and Democratic Congressman Morris Udall worked through congressional action to create a massive footprint of designated wilderness in our state. Arizona also already hosts the most national monuments of any state in the nation. Those monuments more than suffice for enough acreage set aside for elevated public lands management. That work is now complete.

   “Our state needs no further designations. Designations done by decree have already negatively impacted our state's ability to manage wildlife, held in trust for the people of Arizona and our nation. Proof is seen in the decline of desert sheep in the Sonoran Desert Monument, where access closures impeded our ability to maintain water catchments to grow these herds. Forest management also suffers in special designation areas, and my fear with the proposed designation is a catastrophic fire that would damage this area for more than a century. “I have long joined Senators McCain and Flake, the majority of our congressional delegation, more than 20 sportsmen/women organizations, the Arizona Game and Fish Commission, and thousands of Arizona citizens in steadfast opposition to this unneeded and poorly thought-out presidential decree that will permanently damage the recreational, environmental, conservation and economic balance that is so important to our state.

   “I request that the president respect the wishes of our state's leadership and the Congress of the United States, which is where the real authority for public lands designations resides. The intent of the Antiquities Act gives the president limited authority to set aside the smallest amount of land possible to protect the artifact; this proposed designation of 1.9 million acres of land would be a clear violation of that intent. If designated by the president in his waning hours, Arizona will take every step necessary—legally and legislatively—to stop it. My hope is that the president respects our wishes.” Ducey response to -recent-national-monument-designations-president-obama

Congresswoman Martha McSally: National Democrats are already starting to plan their House take-over by targeting districts like mine. With your help we can fight them off. If we don't start off 2017 on the right foot, the fate of my re-election campaign could be at risk next year — and that's an outcome that we simply cannot accept. Help Close Books On 2016

US Sen John McCain and Lindsey Graham on the Obama Administration’s announcement of new sanctions against Russia for its cyber-attacks on the 2016 election: “The retaliatory measures announced by the Obama Administration today are long overdue. But ultimately, they are a small price for Russia to pay for its brazen attack on American democracy. We intend to lead the effort in the new Congress to impose stronger sanctions on Russia.”

Jose Borrajero’s AZRRT Call To Action

NOTE-1: We do not spam or share contact info.

NOTE-2: This communication is lengthier than usual because events have been piling up and we wanted to wait until after Christmas so as not to disturb your Christmas Season celebrations.

This Call to Action consists of: (1) Response to scheme to have massive property tax increases. (2) Response to widespread proxy abuses. (3) Housekeeping and information items. This is an all hands call. It is important that everyone respond.

     1. Rep. Heather Carter, R- LD15 has introduced HB2001that will require massive increases in property taxes for a substantial number of districts. Senior citizens on fixed incomes will be particularly damaged by HB2001 - school district tax levy; retention. Whole bill, 53leg/1R/bills/HB2001P.htm  Action Requested: Request every legislator oppose HB2001 because it is a massive property tax increase.

     2. There are mounting reports that some Republican leaders have been proxy harvesting to advance their not-so-conservative agenda. While doing away with proxies will not solve every problem, it will go a long way toward limiting the damage done by these individuals because a major weapon will be eliminated from their arsenal. See:AZRRT/posts/ and Open Letter To Legislators And Precinct Committeemen  Action requested: Request that every legislator introduce and/or support legislation prohibiting the use of proxies in connection with political party votes. There is some good in the use of proxies, but it pales in comparison to the damage caused because we have been infiltrated by some very unscrupulous political leaders. Ask yourself, if the use of proxies is so compelling, then why is it that…

          …no political deliberative assembly allows it?

          …the AZ legislature specifically prohibits it?

          …Robert’s Rules of Order adamantly opposes their use?

    3. Housekeeping and Information: Check on bills at http://www.azleg.gov/bills/ So far only 23 bills have been introduced (4 in the House and 19 in the Senate) but by the time they are done there will be probably around 1,200 bills submitted. AZRRT leadership needs your help in alerting us to what has been introduced that is important to you and whether you support or oppose.

Contacting All Legislators Via E-Mail At Once: Highlight the list of legislator e-mails (below), copy and paste on to the Bcc line of your e-mail program, compose your message, and send it. Always state your position on the subject line clearly but with very few words. Always be civil and courteous. Never copy and paste your message, but compose it in your own words. Always include joseb4538@gmail.com on the Bcc line to help us keep track of your activity, thereby allowing us to be more effective.

HOUSE MEMBERS: JALLEN@azleg.gov, BBARTON@azleg.gov, RBOWERS@azleg.gov, PBOYER@azleg.gov, NCAMPBELL@azleg.gov, HCARTER@azleg.gov, TCLODFELTER@azleg.gov, RCOBB@azleg.gov, DCOLEMAN@azleg.gov, DCOOK@azleg.gov, EFARNSWORTH@azleg.gov, MFINCHEM@azleg.gov, TGRANTHAM@azleg.gov, DJOHN@azleg.gov, AKERN@azleg.gov, JLAWRENCE@azleg.gov, VLEACH@azleg.gov, DLIVINGSTON@azleg.gov, PLOVAS@azleg.gov, JMESNARD@azleg.gov, DMITCHELL@azleg.gov, PMOSLEY@azleg.gov,JNORGAARD@azleg.gov, BNUTT@azleg.gov, KPAYNE@azleg.gov, TRIVERO@azleg.govDSHOOTER@azleg.gov, TSHOPE@azleg.gov, DSTRINGER@azleg.gov, MSYMS@azleg.gov, BTHORPE@azleg.gov, KTOWNSEND@azleg.gov, MUDALL@azleg.gov, MUGENTI-RITA@azleg.gov, JWENINGER@azleg.gov, LALSTON@azleg.gov, RANDRADE@azleg.gov, WBENALLY@azleg.gov, IBLANC@azleg.gov, RBOLDING@azleg.gov, KBUTLER@azleg.gov, MCARDENAS@azleg.gov, CCHAVEZ@azleg.gov, KCLARK@azleg.gov, EDESCHEENIE@azleg.gov, KENGEL@azleg.gov, MEPSTEIN@azleg.gov, DESPINOZA@azleg.gov, CFERNANDEZ@azleg.gov, RFRIESE@azleg.gov, RGABALDON@azleg.gov, SGONZALES@azleg.gov, DHERNANDEZ@azleg.gov, RMARTINEZ@azleg.gov, ONAVARRETE@azleg.gov, POWERSHANNLEY@azleg.gov,RRIOS@azleg.gov,JRUBALCAVA@azleg.gov,

MSALDATE@azleg.gov, ASALMAN@azleg.gov,

SENATE MEMBERS: SALLEN@azleg.gov, NBARTO@azleg.gov, SBORRELLI@azleg.gov, KBROPHYMCGEE@azleg.govJBURGES@azleg.gov, KFANN@azleg.gov, DFARNSWORTH@azleg.gov, GGRIFFIN@azleg.gov, JKAVANAGH@azleg.gov, DLESKO@azleg.gov, SMONTENEGRO@azleg.gov, WPETERSEN@azleg.gov, FPRATT@azleg.gov, STSMITH@azleg.gov, BWORSLEY@azleg.gov, SYARBROUGH@azleg.gov, KYEE@azleg.gov, SBOWIE@azleg.gov, DBRADLEY@azleg.gov, OCAJEROBEDFORD@azleg.gov, LCONTRERAS@azleg.gov,ADALESSANDRO@azleg.gov, SFARLEY@azleg.gov, KHOBBS@azleg.gov, JMENDEZ@azleg.gov, RMEZA@azleg.gov, CMIRANDA@azleg.gov, LOTONDO@azleg.gov, JPESHLAKAI@azleg.gov, MQUEZADA@azleg.gov,

Legislators Via Phone Roster: AZLEG-ROSTER-2017.doc

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

DEC 31

Radio Talk Show Host Alex Meluskey will be chatting with AZGOP Chairman candidate Jim O’Connor on Meluskey’s Sat, Dec 31 shows at 6 am on 1130AM KQNA, at 4 pm on 1100AM KFNX and at 9 pm on 960AM KKNT.

JAN 3

The Surprise Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6:30 pm., Tues., Jan 3 in the Grand Canyon Room of the SCW Foundation, 14465 R.H. Johnson Blvd. Forster Morgan, the youngest elector in the US to vote for Donald J Trump, will speak about his experience as an elector and how to encourage young people to become involved in the political system. Morgan is the son of immediate past LD22 Chairman Eric Morgan and his wife Heather. Contact: Contact: John Madeira jmadeira@surpriseteapartypatriots.com

Jan 4

The Coconino County Republican Committee will meet at noon, Jan 4 with Conservative friends for a discussion on “unintended consequences” of Prop 414, Flagstaff’s $15 minimum wage. Contact: Chairman Jeff Oravits

Jan 5

The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., Jan 5 with a “New Beginnings” meeting.

Central Republican Women Of Phoenix will meet with Maricopa County Treasurer elect Royce Flora on Jan 5 to discuss property taxes and county financial issues at the Hilton Phoenix Suites, 10 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix. The Social begins at 5:30, and dinner/meeting at 6:15 p.m. Reservations required. $30 each includes dinner and program. RSVP by Jan. 1 to Jan Webb at reservations@cwrop.org or contact: Kathy Hedges kathy.hedges@azgop.org

Mesa Republican Women meet between 11:30 am-1 pm, Jan 5 – (the first Thursday of each month, except August). January speakers are Senate President Steve Yarborough and Speaker of the House J.D. Mesnard. Lunch is $10/members, $12 visitors & guests. Memberships are Jan-Dec: $25 Member and $15 Associate Member. Associate memberships are for men or women who are full members of another AzFRW club. Visitors/guests are allowed two meetings before being asked to pay membership fees. They have a 50/50 pot each month and lots of door prizes. We also sell patriot jewelry and other items to help cover club costs. RSVP deadline is Sun, Jan 1 to President Sherry Pierce at mesarepublicanwomen@cox.net or call (480) 615-0524) or 1900 E. University Drive, Suite 11, Mesa 85213. (Northwest corner of University Drive and Gilbert Road; Riviera Plaza).

Jan 6

A Trump Victory Celebration, hosted by Daisy Mountain Patriots, starts at 5 pm., Jan 6 at the Roadrunner Restaurant, 47801 North Black Canyon Highway New River, AZ 85087. There will be a AR-15 Raffle, Trump Gear and Gift Raffle, a "Special" Trump Sandwich, a band for entertainment & more, according to Patriots chairman Vera Anderson. Contact Anderson at (602) 821-4675 or veraanderson41@gmail.com

CONGRESSIONAL STATEMENTS

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Congressman Paul A. Gosar statement after the president signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2017 which included a Gosar-McCain sponsored bill H.R. 4601, legislation that will resolve a non-controversial legal hurdle allowing for the pursuit of new economic development projects within the City of Flagstaff: “Arizonans can celebrate an early, bipartisan Christmas gift this year in the form of new jobs and economic growth in Flagstaff at no cost to taxpayers. I’m proud to have worked closely with Senator McCain, BNSF Railroad and the City of Flagstaff to pass this important legislation into public law. This commonsense bill will ensure that private land is utilized for commercial development and will not revert back to the federal government as a result of an outdated provision from the 1860’s. As one of the fastest growing regions in the country, it is critical that federal law supports economic growth and not impede job creators from building a stronger Arizona.”

NEWS LINKS

· Rainy-Weekend-Ahead-New-Years-Eve-Phoenix-Area

· Water-Main-Breaks-Will-Hinder-Traffic-In-Phoenix-Scottsdale-Through-Friday

· U-Haul Chase Ends With Suspect Shot, Taken To Hospital

· Mom Ate Twigs, Snow To Survive 26 Mile Hike For Help

· Glendale-Police-Round-Up-Loose-Bulls

· Arizona-Winter-Driving-Tips Slow Down!

· Election-Electoral-Integrity-Arizona-Rank-Worst

· Why-The-GOP-Will-Not-Do-Anything-About-Vote-Fraud

· Rustin Pearce's Speech: Integrity In PC Elections

· Michelle-Obamas-Mom-Will-Get-160K-Life-Paid-Taxes

· Three Men And A Maybe: Can Ex-Foes Trump And McCain, Flake Get Along?

· Coyotes Capturing Central Phoenix Community's Attention After Multiple Sightings

· Voters Say Obama Bad For U.S.-Israel Relations, Trump Better

Obama Family Vacations Cost To Taxpayers Likely To Be $90 Million

A Look Back: AZ DCs Failure Continues, More Studies Planned

· Voters Are More Positive About U.S. Efforts In Middle East

· Utah AG Plans To Sue Obama Over National Monument

Ted Cruz Blasts Bitter Clingers Obama & Kerry!

· Congress-Quickly-Moving-To-Undercut-Obamas-Anti-Israel-Move

· Arpaio Asks Ninth Circuit To Vacate Court’s Contempt Findings

· What America Thinks: Over The River And Through The Woods

· For Native Americans, New National Monument A Rare Victory

· Voters Still See U.S. As More Positive Force Than UN

· DPS Helicopter Crew Rescues Hikers Stuck On The Peralta Trail

· Arizona Reaches $800,000 Settlement With Diamond Resorts

· OVPD Receives Grant Funding To Combat DUI, Speeding

 

SEEING RED AZ

· Kerry, Still Lying, Carries Obama’s Water In Parting Shot To Israel John Kerry Foolishly States, “Israel Can Either Be Jewish Or Democratic”

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· "Ugly Efforts To Crush Grassroots"

· Presidential Inaugural Committee Unveils Inaugural Schedule of Events

· Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Joe Arpaio

· AZGOP Chairman Graham Calls On LD23 PCs To Revolt!

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

· Trump: Stay-Strong-Israel-Inauguration Is Near

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER

FROSTY WOOLDRIDGE

· Thankfully, Obama To Exit The White House

PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD TRUMP

· Trump Calls Obama Out For Sabotaging His Presidency

· Charlie Sheen Wishes Death Upon Trump After Rash Of Celeb Deaths

· Trump: We Have Secured Plans For 8,000 New US Jobs

· Trump To Have 'Unlimited War Powers' Thanks To Congress

· George Soros In Panic Mode, Calls Trump ‘Con Artist’ And “Dictator”

· Cover-Up: Supermarket Uses 'Censor Screen' To Block Cover Of Tabloid With Trump's Picture

BILL AND HILLARY

· Oklahoma Newspaper Facing Continued Backlash For Endorsing Hillary

WIKILEAKS

· Assange-Statement-On-The-US-Election

· Obama-Ignores-Evidence-Russia-Didn’t-Hack-DNC-Podesta Wikileaks' Assange Maintains There's 'No Proof Whatsoever'

TERRORISTS

· Nine Arrested For Aiding ISIS, Had Blended Into Society Near Nation’s Capital

ILLEGALS/IMMIGRATION/BORDERS/AMNESTY

· California Moving To Give More Rights To Illegal Aliens Than To American Citizens

· Remember 1986

· Borderland Beat

· AZ Border Defenders Updated Daily

· Need2no Border News Watch

FIRST AMENDENT

· “Ministry of Truth” Quietly Approved by Obama to Silence People’s Voices!

JUDGE JEANINE PIRRO

· Message To The Whining, Crying Liberals From Judge Jeanine Pirro

MILITARY/VETERANS/DEFENSE

· Military May Execute First Prisoner in 55 years

· Huckabee: Defund UN; Use Money to Help US Veterans

CONGRESS

· Congress-Quickly-Moving-To-Undercut-Obamas-Anti-Israel-Move

· US-Pays-$3B-To UN; More Than 185-Other-Countries-Combined

· TX Rep Drafting Bill To Defund UN: 'They Don't Need Our Money To Be Anti-Semitic'

· Congress Planning To Defund UN As Critics Seek Full Withdrawal

FAKE NEWS

· Media Continue To Spread False Info With Sloppy 'Hacked Election' Headlines

WAR ON LAW ENFORCEMENT

· Deadly Police Ambush Attacks At 20 Year High

GLOBAL WARMING

· Republican Attorney Generals Eager To Dismantle Obama's "Climate Change" Agenda

EDUCATION

· ‘F**k you. Go to hell’: Georgetown Professor gets Medieval on Female Muslim Trump Voter

STATE DEPARTMENT

· Video: Benjamin Netanyahu Fires Back At John Kerry For His Anti-Semitic Speech

· Kerry Mentions Israeli 'Occupation' Twice As Much As Terror In 73-Minute Speech

· Kerry Berates Israel While Ignoring Primary Peace Barrier

· The Best Thing About John Kerry’s Speech? It Will Be His Last.

· John Kerry: Israel Can Either Be Jewish Or Democratic, It Cannot Be Both… Netanyahu Hits Back

WHITE HOUSE

· US Hits Russian Officials With Sanctions Over Election Hacks

· Obama Outlaws Anti-Government Speech! Establishes Media “Gestapo”!

· “Ministry Of Truth” Quietly Approved By Obama To Silence People’s Voices!

· Dershowitz Slams WH For 'Enormously' Hindering Israeli Peace Process

· Leaked Proof Of Obama’s Alliance With Muslim Countries

· Lame Duck Obama Grabs More Land And Power

· Obama-Ignores-Evidence-Russia-Didn’t-Hack-DNC-Podesta Wikileaks' Assange Maintains There's 'No Proof Whatsoever'

INTERNATIONAL

· Obama Administration Expels 35 Russian Officials In Retaliation For 2016 Election Interference

· Israel Has 'Ironclad Proof' Obama Colluded Against Israel On UN Resolution

· Spain Says ISIS Raising Funds In Latin America To Attack US

· Philippine Pres Says He'd Throw Corrupt Officials Out Of A Helicopter

· Israel Defies Obama And The United Nations

· Obama Could Go Down In History As The Man Who Killed The U.N.

· Romanian President Responds To Social Democrats Who Nominated Muslim Woman For PM: Pick Somebody Else

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